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Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by paladius, Apr 15, 2006.
What was Red Bull management up to? Doesn't anyone know by now?
Dont believe all the rumour reports you read.
Let's see, I went to work, had a panini for lunch (that's a grilled sandwich on flatbread, very tasty), probably posted here a few hundred times since I'm still not on a project. Oh, wait, I did walk to the E train at the World Trade Center on my way home.
whoaaa. i totally had a dream that you had a Panini last Monday. Wieeeerd.
I wrote the original post about that Monday Meeting. I had diner with the guy Saturday Night and didn't post this until after the Lalas news hit because I didn't want to out my friend. But now the shiite has hit the fan as they say. Everyone was called on the carpet at these series of meetings. If the game against D.C. doesn't draw 22,000 + many people in the ticket department will be looking for work. Ticket personnel were told that they need to do a better job they will be given better resources then they had under prior ownership, but they must show results. RBMGT not happy about the treatment the fans got on opening night by the long lines and the yellow shirts ,They (RBMGT) have a meeting with NJSEA officials on Tues to discuss these problems.
What was interesting is that my friend has worked with the last 2 GM"S and at last Monday's meeting was when Lalas was really called on the carpet.He was asked why Seriuox was aquired then traded and why did they use an SI on Canaro and not play him? Lalas said those moves were made becuase Mo didn't like the way Serioux looked/worked out in pre-season and Canero would start this week-end. What was very telling about this meeting was that Mo wasn't present or spoken to, Lalas acted as his buffer to RBMGT.
My take on Lalas was he saw the writing on the wall and contacted his Buddies at AEG and said he wanted out. I guess this means Mo is really on the hot seat.
Also I asked my friend if Chinglia was at that meeting with Lalas and he said no.It was Beckenbaur(sp) and Other Red Bull execs That I wouldn't have heard of.
Anyone else think it's suspicious that Serioux has turned out to be such a good player and Lalas had him traded to an AEG-owned team three weeks before moving to take the Presidency of another AEG-owned team? Conspiracies abound...
Never thought of that. I would think he has too much pride to do that though.
I am a little concerned that Red Bull doesn't have patience for the vagaries of the New York market - it's going to take the whole year to get Red Bull on the map. Even longer if we go through a whole new slew of changes.
Anyone who has been affiliated with this front office can't be that smart. I refuse to believe that.
Intelligence has never been in short supply in the MFO.
Competence has always been in short supply however.
The only problem with the "writing on the wall theory after the monday meeting" theory is that AEG had named an assistant gm/assistant president I think last week (a clear sign that they were keeping the head spot open for someone) before this monday meeting (I could be way off with the timing and as a result be way wrong).
Even if I am right with the timing it is possible AEG (since they dealt with these RB people face to face) saw the writing on the wall long before this and knew Alexis days were numbered anyway and decided to leave the spot open for him in anticiaption of the inevitable (in which case I would be wrong again).
This was my2 cents worth I could be wrong also, I just Think Lalas was feeling the heat and wanted to go back to AEG where i think they see him as the golden boy.
if the weather was going to be nice, with an increased advertising budget, 22K sounds like a stretch but achievable target.
However, as of now, Saturday's weather prediction is rain.
People know they can walk up to get tickets so non-diehard fans often wait to see what the weather is like. Don't expect 22K on Saturday. Current RBFO staff have the cards stacked against them.
I have no idea if Fiorentina's post is accurate but if it is the most encouraging aspect of it, IMO, is the part about Serioux and Canero. It's one thing for the Austrians to say "where are the crowds? put in more energy stations! more glitz! etc" And quite another thing to intelligently question specific player personnel moves. It's a great sign if they're really interested in the nuts and bolts of building a competitive team.
Both have been lacking, if you ask me. The transfers this team has made are evidence of the former; the team's relationship with its fans was evidence of the latter.
This is not good News I just recieved this email. Remember I Stated that if the RedBulls didn't draw 22k for DCU Heads would roll. It looks like Todd fell on his Sword.
Email sent Today
I have left the Red Bulls Organization. Please call 877-RBSOCCER for ticket needs. Thank you all for the opportunity here.
Red Bull New York
Senior Manager, Ticket Programs
( T ) 201-583-7016
( F ) 201-583-7055