VOTE: Gazza or No?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by bware, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. bware

    bware New Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    Fairfax, VA
    It appears that a league/team decision on Gazza is close at hand, but let's hear what the fans have to say. It seems to me that initial reactions on BS were extremely negative but have tended to be more positive of late. Let's see what our highly precise poll will say....
  2. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    I can't vote.

    I really don't know why. This has been the case for the past month or so.

    So put me down as a YES.
  3. 79United

    79United Member

    Apr 10, 2000
    SW DC
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bring him on. Honestly, at this point, what do we have to lose.

  4. Nogra Rover

    Nogra Rover New Member

    Mar 30, 2000
    Bethesda, MD
    Sadly, that's right. Two weeks ago, I was saying no. After Saturday's performsnce, I say yes. I know he's not a forward, but perhaps we'd have to drop Lassiter.
  5. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    I'm in the WTF camp. Maybe some new blood with real passion for the game is just what we need. Either way it'll probably put some butts in the seats and give us some great post game quotes from Ray and Gazza. C'mon Senor Gazza, show us what you got! :)
  6. Fniyonga

    Fniyonga New Member

    Jun 23, 2000
    Frankly speaking, at this point, any player whose confidence is still intact could help. Bring him on.
  7. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Me neither, Jose. I think it's a conspiracy. Are you getting that "invalid session" crap too?

    Put me down for a yes as well.
  8. bware

    bware New Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    Fairfax, VA
    This is interesting...I think if this had been done political pollster style a couple of weeks ago, the responses would have been more negative. I'm going to attribute the swing to:
    1) He arrived in far better shape than we'd been led to believe.
    2) He is communicating a passion for the game.
    3) He's bringing world media attention to the team, the likes of which we've never seen before.
    4) United still can't get it together. Zippy offense. Another playmaker couldn't hurt.
  9. specialk

    specialk New Member

    Jan 10, 2001
    Birdsboro ,Pa.
    Gazza or no ?

    We don't need a washed up over the hill player that in my opinion will do nothing for the team but cause trouble . The MLS would be much better off buying a young player from central or south america. The MLS has spent too much money on washed up players . Remember Matthaeus and Hernandez ?
  10. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Gazza or no ?

    Yeah, but we're stuck with Roy for at least the short term. :)

    Remember Stoichkov. That's the flip side of the Lothar, Hernandez coin.
  11. Dave Brother

    Dave Brother New Member

    Jun 10, 2001
    Put me down for a Yes vote. I mean, Ray put Eddie in to try to give us some kinda offence last match. United needs a fire under it's ass and maybe Gazza is the answer.
  12. Topo

    Topo Member

    Feb 15, 2001
    If he's cheap (Lassiter or Namoff price cheap), he's worth it just for the publicity and entertainment value.

    The team really can't get much worse on the field.
  13. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to SoccerTimes, he'd get paid league max salary. That moves me into the NO column.
  14. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If that is accurate then I am also against the move. Too much money in the cap, no matter how good he plays. Any salary below $100K is worth it.
  15. dcuinvermont

    dcuinvermont Member

    Sep 8, 2000
    Burlington VT
    Not that I think Ray will say no now, after all this dancing, but I voted no, for all the reasons everyone already knows about.
  16. dcc134

    dcc134 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    May 15, 2000
    Hummelstown, PA
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    He costs nothing but salary.

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