Oughton gone as well...

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

  1. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    Crew have released Duncan for a FRIENDLY in Iran, so he won't be available for Friday. Total BS if you ask me, despite the honor of playing for your country, both Duncan and Columbus Crew shouldn't of allowed this. We're already going to be thin at the back, and given that Duncan can play on the right, it just doesn't make sense.
     
  2. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    Anyone who is familiar with the FIFA rules could you explain if Crew could've refused this?
     
  3. Grouchy

    Grouchy Member+

    turkey bacon with swiss
    Apr 18, 1999
    Canal Winchester
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When was Kiwi officially released for that FRIENDLY; before or after the result against DC where Williams and Denton cautioned themselves into a one-game suspension..?
     
  4. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    My assesment from reading the article is that the team was named yesterday.
     
  5. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    This ridiculous
     
  6. ignatz

    ignatz New Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Washington, DC
    You aren't alone. We're losing Ryan Nelsen to the same friendly.
     
  7. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    It's an FIFA international date.

    Crew has no choice. Galaxy lost Elliot, DC Nelsen, Chicago Ralph and Williams.
     
  8. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    That sucks, but if we couldn't fight the New Zealand federation then I guess there's no point in moaning about it.
     
  9. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    I know it's not the time to say this but Tree's avatar is funny as sh!t.
     
  10. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    True to an extent. These FIFA dates are set WAY in advance. MLS has no one to blame but itself for losing player to these types of dates.

    As a Galaxy fan, I am stoked that Elliot will be gone. He has been the most worthless piece of penguin dung in MLS this year. maybe..MAYBE LA might actually win a road game if we get someone else in there...


    @ Eggy...you should have seen the one I voted against using...I refrained, since it would have been too over the top for the "Save the WUSA" crowd
     
  11. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    post it on here.....


    BTTSAH I wonder if we will get a quote from Andrulis using these suspensions and call ups as an excuse since it's partly his fault we have all these suspensions.
     
  12. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While the Crew might not have had a lot of options with regard to Oughton being gone, I believe that Oughton himself could have asked to be excused because his club is fighting for it's life, is shorthanded, and needs him worse than New Zealand does.

    But since the management doesn't seem to care enough to do something, why should he?
     
  13. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    I wonder if his not getting any time this weekend affected his decision. He looked to be a bit confused while warming up, even more so after the subs left the field.
     
  14. Grouchy

    Grouchy Member+

    turkey bacon with swiss
    Apr 18, 1999
    Canal Winchester
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wasn't Oughton suspended for caution point accumulation for the last match?
     
  15. Snuffles

    Snuffles New Member

    May 27, 2003
    UK
    Why don't they just not play on FIFA international dates?
     
  16. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    Very few of our teams are the primary tenant in their stadiums. Those that share w/ American football teams do not have the ability to re-arrange their schedule to the FIFA calender.

    That, and most MLS officials probably don't know what the hell a FIFA calender is, never mind where to find one.
     
  17. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    I think they're usually available at those temporary Page-by-Day calendar stores that show up at your local mall around Christmas time.
     
  18. TracieB

    TracieB Member

    Oct 2, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oughton was suspended for the game at New England on September 28 due to yellow card accumulation. He was available for the October 4 game, but for some reason Adrulis decided not to use him.
     
  19. Raoul

    Raoul New Member

    Sep 19, 1999
    Downtown Dublin
    Too bad, he could have been a 99th min. sub for Busch....or McBride, it's hard to make a guess, but I know I've got the time right.
     
  20. NorwichBu

    NorwichBu Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    So, we're missing Williams, Denton, and Oughton? And Cunningham is still a bit injured, yes? While to some this may be a blessing in disguise, even if we go with Akwari, Clark, McCarty and Hejduk in the back, and the same midfield and forwards as last game, what subs does that leave us (that was a long sentence)? Garcia, Walsh? That's not exactly "cause fear in your boots" material there. Goddam it's looking sour. Why do they have to torture us by showing it on FoxSportsNet.
     

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