FC Edmonton News thread

Discussion in 'FC Edmonton' started by ceezmad, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Prosoccercdn

    Prosoccercdn Member+

    Aug 6, 2011
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  3. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    4 games to win for them to even make the playoffs before November is to be considered. Love it still.

    Go Eddies!
     
  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    With some wondering about the future of Edmonton (given their low fan turn out) it is good to see them signing players. It points to one more season for the fan situation to turn around, anyway.
     
  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    Fath always shows he is committed to this venture despite poor attendance and his detractors.

    Good on him eh.

    Hopefully one day the folks of Edmonton realize the team is here to stay and return the favour and get behind the team...
     
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  8. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2016 Amway Canadian Championship (home team listed first)

    11 May 2016

    Preliminary round - first leg
    FC Edmonton v Ottawa Fury FC

    18 May 2016

    Preliminary round - second leg
    Ottawa Fury FC v FC Edmonton

    1 June 2016

    Semi Final 1 - first leg
    Ottawa Fury FC/FC Edmonton v Vancouver Whitecaps FC

    Semi Final 2 - first leg
    Toronto FC v Montreal Impact

    8 June 2016

    Semi Final 1 - second leg
    Vancouver Whitecaps FC v Ottawa Fury FC/FC Edmonton

    Semi Final 2 - second leg
    Montreal Impact v Toronto FC

    21 or 22 June 2016

    Final - first leg

    28 or 29 June 2016

    Final - second leg
     
  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.fcedmonton.com/news/2016/02/03/manchester-reunited

    Adam Eckersley reunites the defender with current Eddie and fellow Manchester product Ritchie Jones. The two players began their careers in Manchester United’s youth program before heading out together to open their professional careers.

    Jones’ youth career with The Red Devils began in 2003 and went through 2005 before signing his first professional contract with the club. Following his signing with United, Jones registered time with Royal Antwerp, Colchester United, Barnsley and Yeovil Town. After making 69 appearances with Hartlepool United, Jones joined Oldham Athletic and Bradford City before heading out on brief stints with Rochdale and Grimsby Town. The 29-year-old signed with Edmonton in 2014.
    A year Jones’ senior, Eckersley’s career also began with United’s youth program, where he was a member from 2002-04 before signing his first pro-contract with the club’s First Team. Over the next decade-plus of his career, Eckersley played for several high-profile clubs that included Brondby, Barnsley, AGF and Heart of Midlothian. He was a key member of Hearts’ squad during the 2014 campaign, when the historic club earned promotion to the Scottish Professional Football League’s (SPFL) Premier Division.

    Eckersley’s play with Hearts put him on the map for FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller. His connections with Jones and desire to relocate with his family to Canada would also end up being key factors in signing with the Eddies for the 2016 North American Soccer League (NASL) season. The duo's history on the pitch could pay dividends for the Eddies in the upcoming campaign.
     
  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. MLSinSTL

    MLSinSTL Member+

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ohio - near a city
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The best part of this hire is from this paragraph...."Ball held a significant behind-the-scenes role for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, focusing his efforts towards marketing, corporate engagement and ticketing strategies for Edmonton’s 11 local matches. Ball and his team set an event attendance record following the conclusion of Edmonton’s matches." Emphasis is mine...hope he can replicate the success he had for FC Edmonton! Looks like a good hire IMO.
     
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  13. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    Looks like a good move from the FO for the GM hire and the local talent, let's see if it all comes together finally.
     
  15. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who was the GM before?

    Agreed that this looks like a good hire. If part of his portfolio is to build attendance and corporate relationships, then he's well positioned to do so. As GM he also has to negotiate contracts and bring in players? Or is that on the coaching staff? I'm not sure how that works at Edmonton.

    - Mark
     
  16. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    The old GM was Rob Proudfoot. Yes the GM's job includes overseeing the FO which should have marketing people to bring people in. This along with the signing of a local Nik Ledgerwood and international Eckersley has already garnered some local media attention on the radio as well as in print. Optimistically speaking, this attention combined with the Titan video board and a more aggressive marketing campaign could potentially give the club a boost in attendance.

    Big year ahead...
     
  17. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @FootySkeptic, thanks, and good luck.

    A serious uptick in attendance for FCE will help the numbers for the whole league. Getting to 3,500 or 4,000 would be really good. Are FCE going to play any games in Fort McMurray this year? I could see doing exhibition games there, but not league matches. You want to maximize your home field advantage.
     
  18. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    No idea on Fort Mac.
     
  19. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.fcedmonton.com/news/2016/03/12/match-preview-vs-partick-thistle-fc?utm_campaign=FC Edmonton Website&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1457804257

    FALKIRK, SCT – FC Edmonton kicks off the first match of their 2016 Scotland preseason trip, Mar. 13 at 7:00 a.m. (MST), with a visit to Scottish Professional Football’s (SPFL) Partick Thistle FC at New Tinto Park.

    Unlike the Eddies, Partick Thistle’s season is well underway. The Premiership club currently sit eighth in the league table with 34 points through 29 matches this season and are coming off a Saturday afternoon, 2-1 defeat to league-leader Celtic FC. Established in 1876, Partick Thistle is currently in the midst of their third year in Scotland’s top flight, following the merger of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) and Scottish Football League (SFL) in 2013.

    Partick Thistle is the first team that the Eddies have faced in 2016
     
  21. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FC Edmonton
    2016 ROSTER:GOALKEEPERS:Matt VanOekel, Nathan Ingham (FGCU)
    DEFENDERS: Mallan Roberts, Johann Smith, Marko Aleksic, Albert Watson, Adam Eckersley, Pape Diakite.
    MIDFIELDERS:Dustin Corea, Christian Raudales, Pablo Cruz, Sainey Nyassi, Nik Ledgerwood(Energie Cottbus/GER),Gustavo Salgueiro (Murici/BRA), Shamit Shome (FC Edmonton academy), Jason Plumhoff (Harrisburg City Islanders)
    FORWARDS:Sadi Jalali, Jake Keegan (Galway United/IRE), Daryl Fordyce.
    -----------------------------------DEPARTED:
    GOALKEEPERS: John Smits (Wilmington Hammerheads).
    DEFENDERS: Kareem Moses (Carolina RailHawks).
    MIDFIELDERS: Tomas Granitto, Thiago de Freitas, Lance Laing (Minnesota United), Michael Nonni.
    FORWARDS:Frank Jonke.
     
  22. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Tyson Farago with the team? I see him on the official website roster, but the official rosters are not always up to date.

    I see Allan Zebie among the defenders also.

    Ritchie Jones is listed as a midfielder.

    And Tomi Ameobi is shown as another forward.

    Otherwise your list matches what they have on the FCE site. I see discrepancies between the official rosters for my favorite MLS team and the list we fans maintain all the time.

    I'm going to try to catch some games on One World Sports this year.
     
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  23. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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