we don't want gazza

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Kryptonite, Jul 28, 2002.

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  1. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    we don't want to "discover" him, we don't want to "trade" him to DC for a bag of peanuts and we don't want some DC benchsitter.

    we need to voice our opinions on this at the next Crew home game and the next time DC comes to town.
     
  2. hangthadj

    hangthadj BigSoccer Yellow Card

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    by the time of the next home game it will be all done.
     
  3. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
  4. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    What? I don't get this? We are gonna discover Gazza just to trade him?


    Oh for chists sake just let DC have him.
     
  5. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    It's a quirk in MLS "rules". You can't trade discovery picks. We have to use our discovery pick on him, then trade him to DC for a bag of balls
    and a stack of pornos for Mr. Smith.
     
  6. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    Another thing I don't understand...why are there discovery picks to begin with? Seems to me if you find a player that nobody else has thought of signing, and he can fit in under your "salary cap", you should be able to sign anyone you want.

    But, that would make too much sense.
     
  7. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    I know it's the rules but....


    Imagine if we so ok, signed Gazza....then decided to keep him to piss DC off.
     
  8. weasel

    weasel New Member

    Oct 31, 2000
    NYC
    Except Gazza probably has a clause in the contract saying he plays for DC, or he could just not show.

    I don't see any point in having to use discovery picks, especially if a player is available on a free transfer, and only want's to play for a specific team. At least this late in the season it makes no sense. The only point in having limited discoveries is to keep players from skipping the draft to sign directly with specific teams. However, there has to be a better mechanism to avoid this kind of thing.
     
  9. CrewToon

    CrewToon Member

    Jun 13, 1999
    Greenbrier Farm
    If Gazza did end up in Columbus, one would not be surprised to see him at pregame tailgates....
     
  10. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    just like Perez was out there at the tailgate before the Colorado game with all of his Columbian buddies.
     

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