Revs News, 9/11

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by patfan1, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How are players kept fresh with an incomplete Senior Roster and when only 14 players are trusted to see the field?!
     
  3. Transparent_Human

    Oct 15, 2006
    Pale blue dot
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mauritius
    Magic kool aid
     
  4. The_Drizzle

    The_Drizzle New Member

    May 17, 2006
    Kwassa Kwassa
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you think that "magic spray" they use on injuries could have magic kool aid in it?
     
  5. Rodan

    Rodan New Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Providence
    This is what I'm saying. FDA is simply not paying attention.
     
  6. Transparent_Human

    Oct 15, 2006
    Pale blue dot
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mauritius
    Know there is a good theory! :cool::p
     
  7. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was so flabbergasted by that comment that I just chose to deny it occurred.
     
  8. BrianLBI

    BrianLBI BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 7, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not defending this, but Nicol is probably referring to adjusting the training regimen.
     
  9. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    To FDA's credit... and understanding his primary role as soccer writer for The Boston Globe, his focus at this point has to be on the coming international friendly at Gillette, especially considering the opponents, the likely crowd, and the desire of his editors to cover this first and foremost.

    The only news about the Revolution to report would seem to be Nicol's suspension next week, which is really something of a moot point considering that he'll likely be up in a club box during the match relaying instructions down to Mariner.

    I mean, there's no real injury concerns of note, we're apparently not looking at any new players (let along expected to sign them), there appears to be no dissent in the team... the team is just going through the motions of preparing for Saturday.

    It is what it is...
     
  10. KaptPowers

    KaptPowers Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    Arlington, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like where it says you can't argue with their formula.


    What formula is that? The bringing a tired, undermanned team on a gutsy cup run only to sputter out in the final formula?
     
  11. Rodan

    Rodan New Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Providence
    Given that the only things he has to say about the local club is either incorrect or misleading, I'd say that he doesn't deserve much credit.
     
  12. Brian in Boston

    Brian in Boston Member+

    Jun 17, 2004
    MA & CA, USA
    1 cup sugar
    2 quarts water
    fructose
    citric acid
    artificial flavor
    ascorbic acid
    vitamin E
    acetate
    calcium phosphate
    acesulfame potassium
    sucralose
    artificial color
    investor/operator indifference
    front office double-talk
    short-handed roster

    "Hey... Kool-Aid!"
    A Kraft (Soccer) Foods Brand.
     
  13. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Oh YEAH!
     
  14. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
  15. KaptPowers

    KaptPowers Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    Arlington, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     
  16. wolfp10

    wolfp10 Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    5 EC final appearances + 3 MLS Cup appearances = 0 trophies

    Yeah, real successful formula.
     
  17. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But it's how the team defines success. Making the playoffs is still considered a success. Not winning anything can still be considered a success by some of the fans, so nothing too shocking there.
     
  18. revs

    revs Member

    Apr 22, 2003
    MA
    it's all relative

    now, as revs fans, we want more, we need more, we have to win a championship.

    same with dc/houston...if they don't win a championship/trophy, it is NOT a success

    however with the likes of columbus/nyrb/rsl/la/colorado/etc...an eastern conference championship/mlscup finals appearence would be considered a successful season.

    im in the "if we don't win, im burning down krafts house" formula=most ne supporters
     
  19. IRguy

    IRguy Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Vermont
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    mmmmm.....I like kool-aid it taste yummy piratically the mixed berry kind i mean it's much better then those lead paint chips you all have been eating so much of lately;)
     
  20. RevsFanDan

    RevsFanDan Member

    May 24, 2005
    North Shore
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Repped!!!

    Lots of people disagree with me when I attack the media..especially if I attack FDA...saying it's not up to them to promote, hype and market the Revs. Then what does everyone call the cheerleading that goes on for the other Boston team sports???
    Or better still...FDA should NOT sugar coat anything he writes. I'm sure he's heard more than one time that this ownership is apathetic, blah blah blah..from me at the very least more than 3 times...or actually 3X3X3 times, who knows..I lost count. Yet, some of the blatant and glaring apathy that this ownership has revealed to everyone goes unsaid...unprinted...unverified.
    Why? I'm sure there are hundreds of reasons. One of which is not to call to task a dedicated owner such as Denny Crane...I mean, if it wasn't he who would invest in our game..who would???

    The list of reasons probably goes on and on...but if FDA surely was a writer who loves THIS game..he needs to do some searching and research of his own and print it. Either way, I can shut up about it..or the "shiny happy people" can put a sock in it...

    Because when people finally wake up, it ain't coffee that they'll be smellin' coming from this FO....say it how it is, that's all. Isn't that what journalism is supposed to be??? or are other "nothing is wrong here" fans going to correct me about that one also..?
     
  21. DanishDuke

    DanishDuke Member

    Apr 5, 2006
    Cumberland RI
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  22. Argyle

    Argyle Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Plymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's Dell'apa talking, not the Revs.

    In a building full of very succesful people, it's hard to imagine they think almost is good enough. I think they do want to win a championship or two. The fact that they don't go about it the way you would isn't their problem.

    Right now, they're a demonstration of two principles. First, that of rising expectations. If I told you eight years ago that the Revs would make it to a finals every year for five straight years (heck, if you include the Open Cup it's seven) it would sound pretty good.

    Second, that last step is often the hardest. If Winston Griffith's shot was just a bit lower, if Heaps or Dempsey didn't muff the kick, if the whole team didn't get caught with its shorts down after Twellman's goal, would we be having this discussion?

    Yes, it's painful that the Revs can't quite put it all together, but it's not fair to say they don't care.
     
  23. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Repped
    Glad to read at least an occasional realistic post. :D
     
  24. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they cared enough they would have upgraded after every one of those losses and they would not go into the post season this year with two empty roster spots. When a team does not use all its resources to achieve success, there is something not right. To say you don't want to add a player because you are afraid of how it will affect his current players it not acceptable in my eyes. If it means a deeper roster and more competition on your team for playing time and he is not a known cancer, you pull the trigger and sign someone.
     
  25. RevsFanDan

    RevsFanDan Member

    May 24, 2005
    North Shore
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now this is the post that deserves the REP!!!! Not the former!!!!
    NICE POST...
     

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