Nordecke Sign

Discussion in 'Columbus Supporters Clubs' started by crewfighter, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. crewfighter

    crewfighter New Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Claddagh's Roof
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want to have a big sign made. Black background, yellow letters in like a copperplate gothic font. I think it would be cool since calling the corner the "Nordecke" seems to be rather popular.

    People with a little more experience on signs. How much would that run me. Is there any funds anywhere to help? From the team or the groups? just wondering.
     
  2. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
  3. crewfighter

    crewfighter New Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Claddagh's Roof
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I like that but maybe just the "Nordecke" part. Not sure which would be better.

    Lol, and I don't have that kind of cash. Just bought my season tickets today. Dropped me from 400 dollars to 300 dollars in the bank account. Lol, I'm a college student.
     
  4. jericho

    jericho Member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Columbus, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Since the FO is buying more flags etc for the section maybe they'd be willing to chip in for it?
     
  5. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Well, if you just wanted the word Nordecke it might be able to go on an 8'x2' sign, but that's not gonna be that big either. I think 8x3 is minimal. Maybe we can kick in some money or talk to the union bosses about some contributions? ;)

    I personally like the whole thing, just the word Nordecke and people might be scratching their heads...
     
  6. THOMA GOL

    THOMA GOL BigSoccer Supporter

    Yokohama F-Marinos
    Jul 16, 1999
    Paradise of the Pacific
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cloth or vinyl? From past experience;), cloth gets worn after a summer or two. Eyelets for zip-tying?
     
  7. crewfighter

    crewfighter New Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Claddagh's Roof
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Umm I don't care if the regular fans scratch their heads. If they are interested enough they will hit up a translator. The people that matter to me will figure it out, most already get what it means already.

    It's not that tough. Oh it's german let's look it up.
     
  8. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think eboe is saying he likes it because it will make some people scratch their heads in confusion.
     
  9. crewfighter

    crewfighter New Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Claddagh's Roof
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Confusion leads to curiousness which leads to investigation. :)
     
  10. Matt D

    Matt D Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    new orleans
    It is really that popular beyond 3-4 posters on BigSoccer? Just askin. May want to wait and see what the actual people that make up the groups think about it.
     
  11. crewfighter

    crewfighter New Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Claddagh's Roof
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah your right it's probably better to sit around and do nothing. Instead of trying to cultivate and culturalize the new section. Good call. :rolleyes:

    What do you want to call it, "crew cat corner"? Better yet nothing.

    I get what your saying but someone's always not going to like something. And, it seems to me more than 3 or 4 ppl as you described like it. I'm just going based on the Location's I have been seeing lately on BS crew soccer posters. Also by other people using the phrase in posts.

    See unless everyone is going to chip in and pay for it. Then should I honestly care? Some people didn't like the upside down sign last year but then again I guess everyone is making an individual statement with their own individual signs.

    Sometimes when a group is lacking culture you have to force a somewhat approved idea upon the whole group hoping it will catch on. Nordecke, Fools Rush In, etc.

    I bet some people didn't like "You'll Never Walk Alone" at Liverpool when the song first started. Just maybe? As well as other supporters ideas at other clubs. I just think "Nordecke" sounds cool and hard. It builds up a reputation. Away fans will be like well that's where they sit in the "Nordecke" we shouldn't go over there.

    Not now but hopefully someday.
     
  12. crewfighter

    crewfighter New Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Claddagh's Roof
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Our groups lack an identity. That's our problem now.

    Any effort with my site or using a new phrase like "Nordecke" is an attempt to build an identity.
     
  13. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
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    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    It is vinyl, and it does have grommets. They will also do wind slits if you want.
     
  14. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    crewfighter, I agree with your last two posts. I like what you said about needing to help people move things forward, because if you sit around and try to democrotize everything, then you suddenly find yourself bogged down in such a slow moving machine that nothing gets done or decided upon.

    Like you said, it's a name that has an edge to it. Also, it is completely independant of the current naming conventions of the supporters. Nordecke becomes our umbrella group... just as Section 8 serves as such in Chicago. We still get to keep everybody's interests separated to a degree with having HSH, Turbina, and CSU, and none of the groups should feel like the Nordecke name is favoring one group and excluding another.

    And unless there is a real alternative suggestion out there, hem-hawing and sucking your gums about what some annoymous people think is wasting time. If they don't take the time to get involved in the process, they have nobody to blame but themselves if the decisions of the process upset them.
     
  15. THOMA GOL

    THOMA GOL BigSoccer Supporter

    Yokohama F-Marinos
    Jul 16, 1999
    Paradise of the Pacific
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Knowledge is power, and I reckon that puts people on the wobble. It's like I see banners in Argentine leagues the read 'BUDGE'. And yes at first glance, I'm like WTF?!?!? But eventually, through research I found out what it meant (it's a city district in the capital).
     
  16. 9 Rush

    9 Rush Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    C'bus
    "German Village"???
     
  17. Brook

    Brook BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 13, 2001
    Cleveland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    it's a take off from whatever club in the Bundesliga. I say wait for a few matches and see what you guys "actually" name the section.
     
  18. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Massive Corner
     
  19. SxSxWxC

    SxSxWxC Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Wyandotte Crossing
    I love "Nordecke". :cool::D
     
  20. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I looked on google for "nordecke" and the first result was this thread. The next result was something from BS as well.

    Bablefish says it's "northhits a corner".

    Something about north corner??

    As an umbrella name for the section and not any one particular group, I suppose I could live with it. I also like Brook's idea. Do we REALLY need a name by the first game?
     
  21. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think one of the more popular terms is "kurve" instead of "ecke" in German stadiums (turn rather than corner). My impression is that there is also an understanding that "ecke" is something that is a more pronounced, sharp corner, if that makes any difference (and I could be off on that too).

    As for when and what we call it, I'm not in a rush for a sign, and think we will be floating the test balloon of the name over the next few games, but I'd rather we be testing it out and getting a response than just deciding to let things take a natural course of action and therefore individuals decide to take no action at all. if that makes sense.
     
  22. SxSxWxC

    SxSxWxC Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Wyandotte Crossing
    BOTTOMS!!!!
     
  23. crewfighter

    crewfighter New Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Claddagh's Roof
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lol, yeah there is no rush. But whatever that's what I'm calling it and if I make a sign eventually I don't expect people to be lighting it on fire. :) Hopefully

    And I don't believe there are any german bundesliga teams with a overall group called Nordecke. I guess someone may just assume that since it's german but Nordecke means "North-corner". Most german supporters groups are not in a corner but an end. Your probably thinking of "Curva Nord" I just was putting North Corner in different languages on babel fish until I found one that I liked.
     
  24. THOMA GOL

    THOMA GOL BigSoccer Supporter

    Yokohama F-Marinos
    Jul 16, 1999
    Paradise of the Pacific
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A supporters banner for the Crewzers [​IMG]
     
  25. Aaron d

    Aaron d Member+

    May 15, 2005
    Wooster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've never been fond of it. My first thought was WTF? Not that i am against it, i think it wise to let names develop. Save your sign money until a name gets designated a bit more. Once a name is picked out though, i'd like to chip in since i won't make many games this season.
     

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