What now!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Flyer Fan, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Damnit, HSG, you've thrown my world into turmoil. Everyday for as long as I can remember I had "Fire Andrulis!" posts to read. Now there's no need!

    Some people are going to have to re-invent their posting careers. I can only hope the new careers are as entertaining as the past careers.
     
  2. CrewSchmack

    CrewSchmack Member

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Mar 3, 1999
    Delaware, OH
  3. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    To be fair very little on this team is settled, going forward I think Busch/Walker is the direction you go at keeper, Woly seems a serviceable forward, Marshall is a lock. Apart from that are there any other players that aren't despensible? That's the way I see it.
     
  4. crewcrazy17

    crewcrazy17 Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    Medina
    I think you keep a lot of the younger guys, esp. Danny, Wingert, and Sutton. We should see a lot more shake out in the coming weeks as Warzycha starts putting his stamp on it. There may be a few players who really stand out, that were being hidden by Andrulis.
     
  5. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    you are the kind of cat that wins powerball, and starts bitching about moving up a tax bracket.
     
  6. Looper121

    Looper121 Member

    United States
    Jun 19, 2003
    Sec 104
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll caoch them FF, don't worry.
     
  7. Zak

    Zak Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Massive Club
    apologies, I forgot about Szetela and Wingert.
     
  8. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My schtick was never really based off of GA. So I think I'm safe.
     
  9. Heathens '87

    Heathens '87 Member

    United States
    Mar 4, 2004
    Michigan
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is a solid young core to build around - Marshall, Wingert, Szetela, Buddle. There is a proven keeper in Busch. Mostly, there are MLS veterans who aren't going to be of much help to a team outside of the playoffs. I'd start conversations now about darn near everyone who might be of value to a team looking to plug a hole - Hejduk, Elliott, Fraser, Wolyniec, Henderson. Get young in return, get draft picks, etc....

    The organizational focus needs to be on '06, not on trying to salvage '05, and I hope that's the approach taken in choosing a coach as well....
     
  10. Plowmanoo

    Plowmanoo New Member

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Fire the PA announcer!
     
  11. Warzycha

    Warzycha Member

    Apr 22, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I hope the Dave Dir's and Octavio's of MLS past are not part of the search. Thank God Sampson already has a job and is not on a short list. Chicago has hired two of Bruce's assistants over the years and done very well. I'd take a chance on Mooch if it were to be. If not, it may be time for Jay Martin to come down from Ohio Weslyan.

    I wish my name-sake Warzycha all the best, but fear he is not the long term answer. A great day none-the-less, Greg needed to go a long time ago. It is worth saying he is a great guy and handled this with calss. Mike Clark last year, Andrulis this year. Next year, maybe we'll get rid of the dreadful PA announcer.
     
  12. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Good call, though I'd miss him. Honestly, would Crew games be the same without his mangling of, well, everything?
     
  13. JBG - Bribe Taker

    Mar 17, 2000
    Mt. Pleasant, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. myshap

    myshap Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Sack Warzycha???
     
  15. jairadballerina

    jairadballerina Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    C-Town
    Doesn't have the same ring to it.

    Whack Warzycha! The alliteration rolls off the tongue better.
     
  16. CrewSchmack

    CrewSchmack Member

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Mar 3, 1999
    Delaware, OH
    I suggest you look at this Dispatch "thread": http://dispatch.com/issue.php?story=121177

    Only about one or two sane people in it. The rest either are still pissed off that soccer gets covered, or use the injury excuse.
     
  17. Warzycha

    Warzycha Member

    Apr 22, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I love the guy who bothered to answer the poll as "Don't care" and then write how irrelevant soccer is and how it hasn't grown in 25 years, and he could care less. That's what I do about things I have no interest in, I respond to a poll, and then comment about how I have no interest. What a loser.
     
  18. Plowmanoo

    Plowmanoo New Member

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    You forgot the group that is still pissed they "destroyed the sacred ground of Ohio Stadium."

    Most of them are probably just fed up there hasn't been a story on OSU football in a couple days.
     
  19. CrewSchmack

    CrewSchmack Member

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Mar 3, 1999
    Delaware, OH
    That was my favorite until the $outsource$ comment. That guy was worse because he's ignorant but doesn't know it.

    The other guy is ignorant and proud of it.
     
  20. swedust

    swedust Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    Non-Crew follower here: I know Andrulis was a millstone around the club's neck, but are there also player problems? Or can respectable results come from the squad you've got now?

    It seems like Crew's problems were more in goal scoring than allowing goals (Hello, CDCUSA). What has to happen player-wise to change that?

    Curious for informed conjecture.
     
  21. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm always mildly amused by 1460 The Fan.

    Stop by on the day one of only two "Major League" sports teams in town fires their head coach, and what do you get? A couple stories, some pictures, maybe a copy of McCuller's statement or a retrospective on his five years at the helm?

    Please.

    They're offering to replay radio broadcasts of old Ohio State football games.

    Really moving with the times, that bunch.
     
  22. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All due respect, we're not rehashing five years of nightmares.

    It's over. It's a new day. The past is done. Let the dead bury the dead.
     
  23. myshap

    myshap Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    That's the million dollar question isn't it.

    I certainly think there is talent on this team. At least as much as most teams in MLS, excluding maybe NE. I also think that several players wouldn't or couldn't give their all for Andrulis. They just didn't look happy to be playing.

    I think it all depends on how the players respond to the change. Will they come out with a new intensity? I can see where they would because if they continue to lose then it kind of shows that it wasn't just Andrulis, that several of them need to be packing as well. Although on the other hand they could just continue to go down the drain like Dallas did in 2003.

    I imagine a good result in Chicago could do a lot for their confidence.

    Can Warzycha even get that out of them given that he's been the midfield coach these last few years and midfield has been the weakest area of this team?
     
  24. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Here's a segment from a random June or July Crew game:

    Dwight - "And Dougherty puts it over the bar for a corner kick. Let's take this time to pause ten seconds for radio station identification on the Columbus Crew Radio Network."

    Radio voice guy - "You're listening to 1460 The Fan. Home of the Buckeyes and Blue Jackets."

    Dwight - "Back now, as (fill in player) has the corner kick.. puts it in the box..."

    *fade out*

    Yes, even in JULY, during a CREW game, they had to remind their audience that they were the home of those two teams, currently on summer vacation. Not that it's related, but I heard 1460's ratings dropped during Crew games, compared to whatever else they had in the summer.
     
  25. Dsocc

    Dsocc Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    LOL. Except that the "W" is pronounced as a "V" ...VAR-ZEE-HA. No alliteration unless you make it Vhack VAR-ZEE-HA. Let's hope its doesn't come to that ;)
     

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