NY Times coverage of Real Madrid/Roma [R]

Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by microbrew, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. microbrew

    microbrew New Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    NJ
  2. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot New Member

    Yeah it sure does:

    "Tickets priced as high as $75 were no deterrent for the clubs' loyal fans, the majority of whom have clearly not been impressed with the quality of play from the stadium's regular tenants, the MetroStars of Major League Soccer. It might be an unfair comparison, because Zidane and Figo are each paid $6 million a year, which is nearly the combined payroll of all 10 M.L.S. clubs. Still it is a comparison that is constantly made."

    I wonder if Figo wasn't impressed by what the "regular tenants" of MLS did to his team in the World Cup.
     
  3. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still glad I saved my money to see games that mean something.
     
  4. comrade

    comrade New Member

    Aug 20, 2001
    Like Metro v. Chivas or Boca?
     
  5. Ed NYC Firm

    Ed NYC Firm Member

    May 14, 2000
    NY
    Club:
    Dundee FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    70K v "12k"
     
  6. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I saved my money on Metros v. Boca, cause I didn't pay anything as a season ticket holder. And, once bitten, twice shy, I'm not even bothering with the Chivas match, I don't think. This has been the year of my disillusionment with the meaningless friendly, and last night's match gets lumped in with all of em.
     
  7. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll New Member

    Apr 6, 2001
    dark side o the moon
    Re: newspaper coverage of Real Madrid/Roma [R]

    Hopefully this'll cover just about all the English-language papers... except the Herald News, whose reporter was at the match but I couldn't find the story online.

    And there were quite a few mentions of the MetroStars. Watch the papers for rebuttal.

    Scoreless match still a huge draw - NY Post

    Real-Roma quite a draw - NY Daily News

    Soccer powers bring out the fans - Daily Record

    Zoffinger questions marketing skills of MLS - Star-Ledger

    Drawing crowds a foreign concept - Star-Ledger

    Madrid-Roma go scoreless - Bergen Record
     
  8. bocatuna

    bocatuna New Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    England
    RE: NY TImes Coverage of Real V. Roma

    What patronising bunch of arse!
     
  9. vflkirwan

    vflkirwan Member

    Mar 28, 2000
    North Jersey
    Club:
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eurosnobs Strike Back,

    That's what I would have called the article.
     
  10. JoBeck

    JoBeck New Member

    Jul 24, 2000
    Wesschessduh
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmm... I think I would have called it "Two European Teams Wanted to Play in New York"

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. bocatuna

    bocatuna New Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    England
    How about European raiders come to take your money, fans and women.

    It really pisses me off that when any European teams travel to the U.S it is not to an attempt to forge closer links between fans of these two great continents but as a marketing ploy to crack the U.S market. This is the only reason that the dirty reds of Manchester are traveling to your country next year. As a English fan living in Manchester I can only apologise. No wonder the red shite are the most hated team in the world.
     
  12. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good one Ed, good one.
     
  13. stinky

    stinky New Member

    May 14, 2000
    Long Beach, NY
    man u is the mcdonald's of soccer....
     
  14. cossack

    cossack Member

    Loons
    United States
    Mar 5, 2001
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, it'd be great if Jose Bove played soccer.
     
  15. K.P.

    K.P. Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Philly
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The thing that irks me is the NY Times failure to regularly write a day of game article for the Metrostars. It would be nice to know that their is always going to be a pre-game article for the team. Then this friendly comes along and suddenly there's an article and a picture of Kofi Annan with the players.

    I give Champions world a lot of credit for being clever. I think the tie in with the UN Aids fund was a great marketing ploy. I'm curious to know how much the actual donation was. I'm sure it paid for itself many times over with all the free publicity.
     
  16. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    Well if more than 4000 people showed up to a wednesday game, maybe they would write a game of day article.
     
  17. K.P.

    K.P. Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Philly
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe. But if I wasn't being clear, I mean an article before the game is played. So I don't think attendance is the sole cause for our lack of coverage. We've had saturday games that have no pre-game article as well, and that draw at least as well as other local teams.
     
  18. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    I knew exactly what you were talking about.
     
  19. Allez_Zizou

    Allez_Zizou New Member

    May 24, 2002
    Metro Fan in Boston
    That was classic--cracked me up! I could see him suiting up for Marseille!
     
  20. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot New Member

    I'm not following you.

    Please elaborate.
     
  21. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot New Member

    The Metro are averaging somewhere between 18-19,000 for their home games.

    If you believe the source they're drawing more viewers on MSG than either the Devils or the Islanders.

    How about some coverage commensurate with those numbers?

    Is that too much to ask?
     
  22. Ed NYC Firm

    Ed NYC Firm Member

    May 14, 2000
    NY
    Club:
    Dundee FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Now that it's been a couple of days , I'm not sure what the hell I was posting with that one . I guess the train of thought derailed . ;)
     

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