Offical Austin FC and PSV Hate Thread

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by jack sticker, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. AustinSoccerBro

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Dec 2, 2018
    I'm not in love with the Wolff hire (unlike Healey or Reyna), but that's not an answer to the question.
     
  2. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I dont see any evidence that the Crew's pricing is out of line with Austin or Cincy or much of anyone else. If the demand for tickets isn't there in Columbus then this whole thing has been a dreadful mistake but its not because the team is overcharging.
     
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  3. Smithsoccer1721

    Smithsoccer1721 Member+

    Feb 16, 2007
    Middle of the Table
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know some think Reyna was a poor choice and you his track record isn’t super great especially when you consider the resources he had at his disposal.

    I do think with less pressure and expectations which he will have in Austin that he may do ok.
     
  4. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Member+

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    Yeah, rhetoric aside, Precourt isn't the most ambitious owner. Season 1 will be about the team and coaches gelling into a recognizable philosophy and scheme. Season 2 will be a chance to prune the season 1 failures and stay in playoff contention deeper into the summer. By season 3 if attendance is falling, then there will be more pressure to win some games and get the fans back.
     
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  5. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #3880 Bill Archer, Sep 17, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
    In 2017 they let Reyna spend 18 million on salaries - second in the league - and they won jack squat.

    In 2018 he spent 14 million - fifth - and won jack squat.

    Reyna was a failure with an unlimited budget. Which is why he left the biggest stage in the US for an expansion team in Texas. He was getting fired. Billionaires dont like financing losers.

    Maybe Austin fans are too full of themselves to grasp it, but New York is big time. Austin isnt, and nobody in world soccer would leave the former to move to the latter unless they had to.
     
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  6. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    And, Reyna is from New Jersey. Which might be a good reason to leave it, though. Don't think my dad ever regretted it.
     
  7. Smithsoccer1721

    Smithsoccer1721 Member+

    Feb 16, 2007
    Middle of the Table
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My point is he has the expectations of trophies, of flashy names, of paying for a certain level of player. He certainly didn’t live up to it.

    In Austin, little expectation, a middle at budget and not pressure to deliver trophies. In that environment, he may be able to function better.
     
  8. AustinSoccerBro

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Dec 2, 2018
    Sooooo, nobody beyond my mom is a potential good hire?
     
  9. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #3884 Bill Archer, Sep 17, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
    Its an ignorant, stupid question. There are hundreds of great soccer people out there. Pretty much all of them are currently employed.

    What is it you want? I mean besides annoying people. A list of soccer professionals who wouldnt work for Dickbag McCumslurp for less than five million bucks a year?

    Youre an idiot.

    Josh Wolf was passed up for every job in the league for years. He would have crawled to Austin on broken glass for a job. Any job.

    And Reyna was a nondescript failure who left arguably the best job of its type in North America to come work for the most universally loathed guy in American soccer.

    You just don't get.
     
  10. WhiteHartShame

    WhiteHartShame Member+

    Nov 16, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  11. WhiteHartShame

    WhiteHartShame Member+

    Nov 16, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I heard your sister was.
     
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  12. AustinSoccerBro

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Dec 2, 2018
    That’s one take. We could also be excited for the growth of the game and having another city that’s excited about a franchise.
     
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  13. MLSinSTL

    MLSinSTL Member+

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ohio - near a city
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’ve said this before but I’ll say it nicer this time.

    Most of us Crew fans felt that way before the league tried to move our team. Many of us have been around since 1996 actively supporting and evangelizing for a league that nobody in Austin cared about for 20+ years. We cheered for new teams and often traveled to watch our Crew play in Chicago, Seattle, Toronto, Philly, Portland and so many other cities when they joined the league.

    And then a new owner came and made the exact promises being made in Austin. Although he never really meant any of it. He was always planning to move. If it weren’t for that meddling Grant Wahl’s tweet he may have gotten away with it too.

    Finally, I’d suggest that it’s really easy to take your position when you didn’t go through what we did. The owner actively sabotaged our fan base. The league officials publicly trashed us - their paying customers, and original fans. We were told we just weren’t good enough anymore.

    Maybe, just maybe you should consider this point of view before posting such an naive statement in this forum.

    Or maybe you should be banned from it. That is my vote. Stay weird and stay in your own forum.
     
  14. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    If it was a list of names he wanted he's dumber than I thought.
     
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  15. crew2112

    crew2112 Member+

    Jan 25, 2008
    Dayton, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Will there be an expansion draft at the end of this season? Will Josh Wolff attempt to lure any of our players to Austin? He couldn’t be that big of a dick could he? I realize players build relationships and sometimes go where they are wanted but if I see any former Crew players with a green shirt on, it will make me sick. Build your own damn team and find your own damn players. Stop leeching off of our history that we have worked 25 years to build. JFC! I ********ing hate Fat Tony Precourt!
     
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  16. LaMacchia

    LaMacchia Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not saying that. I'm just saying that 1) she was first to come to mind, and 2) she's likely to work for what Precourt will pay.

    in all seriousness, let's go about it a different way: Do you really expect to come to this forum and find us praising PSV?

    I mean, I'll be honest, I think Healy is a good get. But he's a stereotypical Precourt buy: Something that fulfills a requirement with a little bit of spash but not much more financial commitment than necessary. Kind of Like Greg Berhalter, or the new jumbotron at Mapfre. Y'all needed a TV guy, so he went after a C-list ESPN personality. Precourt probably didn't do anything more than rubber-stamp the salary request.

    So, dear Austin Pal: Which of your FO's hires should the rest of the league be impressed by?
     
  17. LaMacchia

    LaMacchia Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd bet dollars and Kyle Brews that Justin Meram ends up in Austin next year. He and Wolff have a well known bromance.
     
  18. CybrSlydr

    CybrSlydr Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Jun 30, 2013
    Douglas, WY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #3893 CybrSlydr, Sep 17, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
    Shouldn't matter - Crew are the "expansion" team, remember? Precum took the franchise to Austin, so they're pre-existing and wouldn't get anything from an expansion draft.

    But, the Crew should... Hmmm...
     
  19. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "It's MLS, Jake..."
     
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  20. WhiteHartShame

    WhiteHartShame Member+

    Nov 16, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes there will definitely be an expansion draft. In an expansion draft each existing team creates a list of unprotected players, that the expansion team(s) can select from. So it doesn't matter if Wolff wants to lure our players to toxic wasteland stadium. The Crew would have to put them on the unprotected list first. Could a relationship with Wolff push a player into requesting a trade, maybe. Luckily there aren't many players left from Wolff's time in Cbus. I agree that it would suck to see any Crew players wearing ATX green.
     
  21. CybrSlydr

    CybrSlydr Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Jun 30, 2013
    Douglas, WY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But Austin isn't the expansion team. The Crew are.
     
  22. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I heard they're the same person.
     
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  23. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought that part turned out to be false, especially after all the talk about the team staying in Columbus.

    And if we were an expansion team, then where was our draft after the 2018 season?

    Unless MLS wanted to dick us over again.

    ...or you're being sarcastic.
     
  24. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good point.

    Expansion teams pay an expansion fee.
     
  25. CybrSlydr

    CybrSlydr Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Jun 30, 2013
    Douglas, WY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No sarcasm. An example of MLS Calvinball.
     

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