Fresh start excites Houston's Waibel

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by Olson50, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. DotMPP

    DotMPP 'Quakes fan in Stumptown

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jun 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Installing career threating field turf to start. I wonder who told him what to say...
  2. Hawkeye17

    Hawkeye17 DynaChick v QuakeBabe v WildKate v Chewie23

    Aug 25, 1999
    Miami Vice 82
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They're professionals--best they can do is adjust to the new scene. Personally, so as long as they don't diss the San Jose fans it's no harm no foul. It's enough just sticking it to the arses that's AEG.
  3. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Spin, spin, spin....
  4. P1brit

    P1brit Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    Novi, MI
    Swindon Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    From a neutral point of view this is just bs.

    San Jose is an expansion market and yet the current team was taken away.

    Houston is such a great market and yet the MLS is going there without fulfilling all the requirements that future expansion teams need to meet (Toronto Stadium). This was an opportunity to cash in on a great expansion market.

    It just seems like MLS is afraid to make investments and watch them grow. If the SJ expansion rumors are true then this one year "sabatical" is idiotic.

    I highly doubt that San Jose fans won't show up again to see their quakes again but surely this creates so much anger and resentment towards the league. This "Franchise" thing is just crap. If ownership can't get a team to work in one market you shouldn't get a shot to try in another market.
  5. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    San Jose Earthquakes

    That we would show up in droves again to see "our Quakes" is almost assured. However, it's somewhat problemmatic to assume that we would show up to see an expansion team full of has-beens and never-will-bes, coached by your-name-here posing under the banner of our beloved Quakes. I doubt we're going to come back under the MLS banner so soon and so easily. Remember: Fool me once, shame on you - fool me twice, shame on me...
  6. NedZ

    NedZ Member+

    May 19, 2001
    Los Gatos
    San Jose Earthquakes
    My speculation is that AEG feels like it did MLS and San Jose a big favor by taking over the team, and that AEG thinks that as a business it should not be punished for doing so; therefore it wants compensation for those years. The way to get that compensation is to charge an expansion fee for the next SJ franchise - if AEG holds one-third of the league, then it gets the benefit of one-third of the fee. The fact that charging an expansion fee makes it HARDER to get a San Jose buyer is not considerd.
  7. UrawaRed

    UrawaRed New Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    Kiyose, Tokyo
    San Jose Earthquakes
    You may well be right. AEG is an ass-hole.

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