Is this the end of the Revs?

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by Owlsfan, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. Owlsfan

    Owlsfan Member

    Jun 22, 2000
    I've got to say with the news of the recent staff cutbacks, and given that the Pats are doing so well (i.e. money shouldn't be too much of a problem for the Krafts), I'm starting to get a sinking feeling.

    Are the Revs doomed to be disbanded? I'm starting to think so. The signs are pointing to a gradual wind down for the season to be the final one. It appears the Krafts are fed up with the soccer enterprise..... the staff is cut, the crowds are down, enthusiasm is certainly waning due to results and the Revs ain't makin' money.

    On one hand we will be saved the abominbal results and disappointments, but on the other, it would be adios to pro-soccer in this area. Very sad.

    Anyone care to state otherwise and put some facts forward?
  2. Bill Duggan

    Bill Duggan New Member

    Aug 17, 2002
    No this is not the end. First off I dont think the Krafts will abandon the team, these rumors seem to come out every other year or so.
    Now, the Krafts do a horrible Job of managing this club. They put horrible management in, and the environment at Gillette is very poor. I want to hear one person say that the Krafts are good for the Revolution with giving a reason beyond "They are losing money".
    Anyway, if the Krafts leave, I still think we could survive, we are much more likely to get owners unlike the Burn. I am sure Anshutz would love to have the Revolution. I think Phil would put decent management in and we could actually make this work. NE is a very profitable market for soccer. Just good manangement is lacking right now.
    If Phil doesnt want the Revs, MLS would probably manage them until an owner steps in. MLS would not want to lose NE especially after recent contraction, they wont do it two years in a row. MLS is much more likely to turn a profit witht the Revs than the Burn and of course the Mutiny.

    Anyway, the Revs are hear to stay (Likely with the Krafts) as long as MLS.
  3. RevsGuy06

    RevsGuy06 Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    england 2.0
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm gonna have to agree with this. The New England area is too much of a profitable market for the league to totally abandon. If indeed the dip*************** Krafts do jump ship like pussies, then hopefully Saint Phil will swoop down and take the club. He has a much better idea on how to run an MLS club than Kraft(s), and I think our fortunes would turn around somewhat drastically if he took over. If he doesnt take over, the league will surely run the Revos. We're just too much of a profitable market to be walked out on.
  4. Stuart

    Stuart New Member

    Oct 13, 2001
    The league recently announced that they were guaranteeing funding for the next few years, didn't they? In that case, possibility of Contraction does not exist.
  5. RevsSoccerFan

    RevsSoccerFan New Member

    May 2, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well I wouldn't be surprised if St. Phil did swoop in and help out if the Krafts have had enough. It does scare me however that one man is responsible for so many teams. (By that I mean owning them - and most of the league - not running all the day-to-day stuff.)

    Don't get me wrong, I am forever grateful to St. Phil and Lamar Hunt for all they have done and continue to do for soccer. I'm just worried about the league finding other investor/operators so we can keep this thing going and growing.
  6. AvidSinger

    AvidSinger New Member

    Sep 6, 2002
    Why would a team drawing more than the league average number of fans per game be on the chopping block? Naw, I doubt the Revs will ever disband as long as MLS still exists.
  7. rscaramelo

    rscaramelo Coach/Hack Defender

    May 5, 1999
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jacksonville Revolution!!!

    RC ;)

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