Official F*re-Crew Pregame thread [R]

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by CrewToon, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. CrewToon

    CrewToon Member

    Jun 13, 1999
    Greenbrier Farm
    No more matches in Naperville, thank goodness.
     
  2. Grouchy

    Grouchy Member+

    turkey bacon with swiss
    Apr 18, 1999
    Canal Winchester
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maissoneuve will be happy, his corpse tendons won't need replaced after playing on granularized tires for 90 minutes...

    It will either be a 2-0 loss as the Fire weasel an early and late goal against our partial defense, or, a 1-1 borefest as the Crew grab an early goal but give up a late goal to piss away points...
     
  3. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    Fire are 11-6-1 against us all time and this is the first game at home back in Chicago, on a friday night. My guess is that Fire come out very pumped, the first half should tell the story here, if it's not 2-0 at halftime, it could be another long night.
     
  4. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Williams is gone which puts Akwari in central defense most likely. He did a great job shutting down Ralph last game. He's by far a better option than the pride of Shrewsbury. My guess is that Hejduk and Paule get switched tho the left side, with McCarty on the right, and an Akwari/Clark central defense, which in my opinion is what we shoulda been playing for a while. I think that's our best four defensively.

    The boys seem to have come out to play vs Chicago both times this year, and have gotten two ties against them, but I just don't see that streak continuing. Watching Paule get interviewed on MLS Wrap he tried to assure everyone that confidence is high and the team is gonna keep fighting and make the playoffs, but I just don't buy it. I don't think anyone does anymore. Crew lose 2-1.
     
  5. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    Chicago 5 Crew 1 and Andrulis quote will be someting like "They played bravely we were just unlucky"
     
  6. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Hmmm. No Damani Ralph, No whitfield, CJ Brown is questionable...I wouldn't be suprised if the Crew somehow found a way to win this one, just to make this miserable season stay mathamatically alive.
     
  7. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club

    ...oh you mean get a result against a team comprised mostly of A League fill ins?
     
  8. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    my bad, you are right. Chris Armas and Nate Jaqua combine for 5 goals.
     
  9. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    No this was a dc last weekend reference.
     
  10. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I know it was, I'm agreeing that the same thing will happen again upon further thought. I just couldn't think of any a-league players for chicago so I mentioned Armas.
     
  11. Chris_Bailey

    Chris_Bailey Member+

    Feb 28, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Hang, PM me your cell # if you're going to this one, I'll be there with the "wife"...
     
  12. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    sorry man. I'm not making this one.
     
  13. Crew14

    Crew14 Member

    Apr 11, 2000
    Brunswick
    Only if they're five "world-class" goals.

    C14
     
  14. DGA57

    DGA57 Member

    Jun 17, 2002
    Dublin, OH
    I keep dreaming that the Fire will do a Bears impersonation on their first home game at Soldier Field; then I wake up and remember that the Fire could field a team of U16's (or ex-WUSA players) and still get a result from us.

    Sorry to say but 1-3 is a realistic result (That's if we actually get some SOG; one in the match won't get by Thornton's belly).
     
  15. suspenders1964

    Mar 4, 2000
    Chicago 3:1 Columbus

    Busch quoted as saying for the 100th time "We needed to take care of business and we didn't. We worked on our mistakes all week in training, but we made those mistakes here tonight."

    Busch explains the loss straight up.
     
  16. MD_05

    MD_05 New Member

    Oct 18, 2002
    Ohio
    who covers beasley?

    i saw the fire game last week on FSW, and DMB looked fast and on his game. usually, i'd say hejduk could reasonably contain him out there, but sat. he was playing in the center of midfield with orlando perez out wide. i guess we will find out for sure what akwari has, but he'll need lots of help from clark and whoever plays dmid.
     
  17. CrewToon

    CrewToon Member

    Jun 13, 1999
    Greenbrier Farm
    Williams is gone :confused:

    I thought he just retired from playing for Ulster.
     
  18. MD_05

    MD_05 New Member

    Oct 18, 2002
    Ohio
    more bad news coming?

    Soccer America Daily says: The U.S. U-23 men's national team, which is preparing for its Olympic
    qualifying campaign, will play Haiti in a friendly Oct. 15 at 7:30
    p.m. ET at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    U.S. coach Glenn Myernick is expected to announce his roster later this week.



    Buddle and Martino both in the player pool.
     
  19. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MatchNight's Match Preview.

    Game will apparently be on Fox Sports Ohio. Live at 9 PM Friday night.

    Of course, this would have been better if it was a mid-season game when we were in better form, but it's still Crew on TV.
     
  20. jackrock

    jackrock Member

    Aug 19, 2003
    Talcott. WV
    Club:
    DC United
    wow, doom and gloom central over here. Was a little worried that you guys would be all fired up for a playoff push, instead it looks like you should be on suicide watch. Thanx for sucking. Hows my spelling, Bill?
     
  21. Grouchy

    Grouchy Member+

    turkey bacon with swiss
    Apr 18, 1999
    Canal Winchester
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     
  22. Raoul

    Raoul New Member

    Sep 19, 1999
    Downtown Dublin
    Re: more bad news coming?

    I'll pay Martino's airfare, but the guy needs to play against tough, physical sides to improve. U-23 technical matches won't help his Crew performance.
     
  23. Raoul

    Raoul New Member

    Sep 19, 1999
    Downtown Dublin
    Your spelling's fine, but the Caps and content still suck. Check the WUSA boards. They can take no real thought or substance and turn it into a 1000 word diatribe. You are much better as you can turn nothing into only 50-60 words - much more concise.
     
  24. Raoul

    Raoul New Member

    Sep 19, 1999
    Downtown Dublin
    The Beasley/West matchup could be the only worthwhile part of this match. Those two have had some great contests. I just hope the TV shows some of their work.
     
  25. MD_05

    MD_05 New Member

    Oct 18, 2002
    Ohio
    i'm just glad it's on tv.

    again, i think beasley is chicago's new attacking mid, so he won't be seeing much of west.
     

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