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Monday, March 31, 2008

New Supporters Ideas Continued


Let There Be A Conductor in the Pebble Area!

I was throwing out some new ideas yesterday on how the Supporters can amplify more through better cohesion in regards to different chants. Also about some other interesting ideas. You can check out the thread below or the Bigsoccer link here . Some fantastic ideas brewing to make the picture on the right even better. (Pic via: Studio 79 one of my favorites from Saturday, link to his work in Moffat story below.)

Some ideas built on mine that I really like:
Kaiser Kraut:
"I agree that Turbina has the approach of a 2 hour jam session, essentially. I think we need to be flexible and able to sync up with their spanish language chants and some of their other ideas. However, they were giving some of our chants a shot too, so I think there is room for all of us to find common ground, like having them continue to jam out between other chants.One other thing I wanted to mention previously but forgot. I know at least S8 does this, if not BB or SE as well, but they use a marching band style conductor's podium, which would be placed in the gravel area that Crewfighter is talking about. This is kind of how they coordinate the chants, AFAIK. It might be something where if we went this route, the chant leader could have a megaphone to help lead some of the chants, especially "Marching In" that uses the call & response format."

From Clutz on bigsoccer:
"Good idea Kraut, a conductor type person in the peeble area would do it.Someone like that dude with the painted face and helmet would be ideal. Or Walt Wheeler, he'd be good because he's loud. I wonder if Chris Kenney and the others would let us put someone in the pebble area?Let's be honest, that big Indian dude who works for the Crew was jumping around as much as us lot anyway, so it's almost like they already let fans down there!"
I think the best thing would be a conductor like this. Or three guys: one La Turbina, one Hudson, and one Union guy to stand in front of their sections and talk to each other in the pebble area and then pick the chants to get going at what times.
Or do you think hand signals? Or walkie talkies would work better? Let us know either in my comment section or in the forum thread.
Cheers and Go Crew!

New Supporters Ideas Continued


Let There Be A Conductor in the Pebble Area!

I was throwing out some new ideas yesterday on how the Supporters can amplify more through better cohesion in regards to different chants. Also about some other interesting ideas. You can check out the thread below or the Bigsoccer link here . Some fantastic ideas brewing to make the picture on the right even better. (Pic via: Studio 79 one of my favorites from Saturday, link to his work in Moffat story below.)

Some ideas built on mine that I really like:
Kaiser Kraut:
"I agree that Turbina has the approach of a 2 hour jam session, essentially. I think we need to be flexible and able to sync up with their spanish language chants and some of their other ideas. However, they were giving some of our chants a shot too, so I think there is room for all of us to find common ground, like having them continue to jam out between other chants.One other thing I wanted to mention previously but forgot. I know at least S8 does this, if not BB or SE as well, but they use a marching band style conductor's podium, which would be placed in the gravel area that Crewfighter is talking about. This is kind of how they coordinate the chants, AFAIK. It might be something where if we went this route, the chant leader could have a megaphone to help lead some of the chants, especially "Marching In" that uses the call & response format."

From Clutz on bigsoccer:
"Good idea Kraut, a conductor type person in the peeble area would do it.Someone like that dude with the painted face and helmet would be ideal. Or Walt Wheeler, he'd be good because he's loud. I wonder if Chris Kenney and the others would let us put someone in the pebble area?Let's be honest, that big Indian dude who works for the Crew was jumping around as much as us lot anyway, so it's almost like they already let fans down there!"
I think the best thing would be a conductor like this. Or three guys: one La Turbina, one Hudson, and one Union guy to stand in front of their sections and talk to each other in the pebble area and then pick the chants to get going at what times.
Or do you think hand signals? Or walkie talkies would work better? Let us know either in my comment section or in the forum thread.
Cheers and Go Crew!

New Supporters Ideas Continued


Let There Be A Conductor in the Pebble Area!

I was throwing out some new ideas yesterday on how the Supporters can amplify more through better cohesion in regards to different chants. Also about some other interesting ideas. You can check out the thread below or the Bigsoccer link here . Some fantastic ideas brewing to make the picture on the right even better. (Pic via: Studio 79 one of my favorites from Saturday, link to his work in Moffat story below.)

Some ideas built on mine that I really like:
Kaiser Kraut:
"I agree that Turbina has the approach of a 2 hour jam session, essentially. I think we need to be flexible and able to sync up with their spanish language chants and some of their other ideas. However, they were giving some of our chants a shot too, so I think there is room for all of us to find common ground, like having them continue to jam out between other chants.One other thing I wanted to mention previously but forgot. I know at least S8 does this, if not BB or SE as well, but they use a marching band style conductor's podium, which would be placed in the gravel area that Crewfighter is talking about. This is kind of how they coordinate the chants, AFAIK. It might be something where if we went this route, the chant leader could have a megaphone to help lead some of the chants, especially "Marching In" that uses the call & response format."

From Clutz on bigsoccer:
"Good idea Kraut, a conductor type person in the peeble area would do it.Someone like that dude with the painted face and helmet would be ideal. Or Walt Wheeler, he'd be good because he's loud. I wonder if Chris Kenney and the others would let us put someone in the pebble area?Let's be honest, that big Indian dude who works for the Crew was jumping around as much as us lot anyway, so it's almost like they already let fans down there!"
I think the best thing would be a conductor like this. Or three guys: one La Turbina, one Hudson, and one Union guy to stand in front of their sections and talk to each other in the pebble area and then pick the chants to get going at what times.
Or do you think hand signals? Or walkie talkies would work better? Let us know either in my comment section or in the forum thread.
Cheers and Go Crew!

The Bars Must Have Done Well This Week

--One out of town member from Crew Union apparently got so drunk before and during the first half of the game that he hailed a taxi at halftime and watched the second half of the game at Keegan's way across town. That's pretty legendary on the drunk scale to miss the second half of such a big game, especially one that we all have been waiting months for to watch it at Keegan's instead. It's also wins the spuriousity award, why couldn't the member watch the game drunk from CCS but could at Keegans? Life's little wonders.

--This guy takes the gold though as the drunkfest winner from the week (almost as dubious an honor as the Fairplay Award):

This TFC fan apparently tries to tie his shoes while having a rough day with the brews and ends up looking like a break dancer from America's Next Dance Crew. Additionaly other sloshed TFC fans got arrested when they figured out that you can only pee on churches in Toronto.

--The man myself, Blake, and a few others met at Keegans was Former Canadian Olympic team fullback Dave McQueen and his mates according to Chordas article. "Sporting Toronto FC scarves, (McQueen and company) extolled the welcome they received the night before at Tommy Keegans in the Brewery District" from us Crew fans.

McQueen stated, "We had been singing '3-nil' all night, but we took it down to 2-nil at one point because the Columbus mob was so hospitable. Good town, good people." McQueen and his buddies were true class. McQueen had very interesting stories of playing for the Toronto Blizzard in the NASL days and about a qualifier in Washington, D.C. against Mexico where it was so muddy that the ball wouldn't move nearly at all.

Another friend of his who was drafted into the NASL but never played extensively stated he actually taught Dwayne DeRosario. He said that Dwayne wasn't always the best player but he never gave up and always practicied for hours. He said that it was a good thing Dwayne made it in soccer because he wasn't that good at school. That was sort of a nice way of putting what he said.

McQueen by the end of the night was singing from the top of a chair and kissing local girls on the cheek who came in and saying, "oh it's so nice to see you. Glad you finally made it."

--A ticket rep followed a female Red Patch leader around most of Friday night drinks on him. Obviously hoping that all the RPB's would have a good time and continue to buy tickets by the boatload.

One of our fellow supporters called the ticket rep to come to Keegan's later at the night and he said he would be right over. Some supporters were cracking jokes that he was getting it on with a Red Patch girl and when he came we asked, "how was she?" :-)

--I personally found out that chicks dig the scarf and team colors. I was in Brothers Friday night and I had a bunch of local girls asking me about it. I even danced with these very hot Brazilian girls wearing TFC scarfs on Saturday night. Ohh it's true you can love the enemy if she's incredibly hot.

--Could we move this guy to Canada please:
"The FC fans are amazing," said Craig Casto, a Columbus native and a regular at Crew games. "They sang every word to our national anthem(they did?). I don't even know the words to the Canadian anthem." link

"Our fans could learn something about supporting their team from the Toronto fans." Why don't you look in the corner blowhard?

--Possibly the elder lady that gave me a kiss on the cheek when I was being harassed by a bunch of fake wannabe English hooligans at the end of the game. She had a Liverpool type accent like the article describes:
"We don't want this to become like it is England," French said, as she boarded a bus for the long ride home. "I am ashamed to be Canadian today." link

We Hug It Out Around These Parts

(Pic via: Neil Lauron/Dispatch)
Yeah that's me in the black. Got a sweaty hug from Moreno. I watched it on the video and I looked like an idiot doing the hug sign while he was still about 10 yards away. Also when Walt came in Friday to Keegan's everyone gave him a handshake and I was drunk so I was like, "we hug it out in these parts" although I barely knew him. It was definately a love filled week for Crew fans. Will it continue against the Red Bulls?

The Bars Must Have Done Well This Week

--One out of town member from Crew Union apparently got so drunk before and during the first half of the game that he hailed a taxi at halftime and watched the second half of the game at Keegan's way across town. That's pretty legendary on the drunk scale to miss the second half of such a big game, especially one that we all have been waiting months for to watch it at Keegan's instead. It's also wins the spuriousity award, why couldn't the member watch the game drunk from CCS but could at Keegans? Life's little wonders.

--This guy takes the gold though as the drunkfest winner from the week (almost as dubious an honor as the Fairplay Award):

This TFC fan apparently tries to tie his shoes while having a rough day with the brews and ends up looking like a break dancer from America's Next Dance Crew. Additionaly other sloshed TFC fans got arrested when they figured out that you can only pee on churches in Toronto.

--The man myself, Blake, and a few others met at Keegans was Former Canadian Olympic team fullback Dave McQueen and his mates according to Chordas article. "Sporting Toronto FC scarves, (McQueen and company) extolled the welcome they received the night before at Tommy Keegans in the Brewery District" from us Crew fans.

McQueen stated, "We had been singing '3-nil' all night, but we took it down to 2-nil at one point because the Columbus mob was so hospitable. Good town, good people." McQueen and his buddies were true class. McQueen had very interesting stories of playing for the Toronto Blizzard in the NASL days and about a qualifier in Washington, D.C. against Mexico where it was so muddy that the ball wouldn't move nearly at all.

Another friend of his who was drafted into the NASL but never played extensively stated he actually taught Dwayne DeRosario. He said that Dwayne wasn't always the best player but he never gave up and always practicied for hours. He said that it was a good thing Dwayne made it in soccer because he wasn't that good at school. That was sort of a nice way of putting what he said.

McQueen by the end of the night was singing from the top of a chair and kissing local girls on the cheek who came in and saying, "oh it's so nice to see you. Glad you finally made it."

--A ticket rep followed a female Red Patch leader around most of Friday night drinks on him. Obviously hoping that all the RPB's would have a good time and continue to buy tickets by the boatload.

One of our fellow supporters called the ticket rep to come to Keegan's later at the night and he said he would be right over. Some supporters were cracking jokes that he was getting it on with a Red Patch girl and when he came we asked, "how was she?" :-)

--I personally found out that chicks dig the scarf and team colors. I was in Brothers Friday night and I had a bunch of local girls asking me about it. I even danced with these very hot Brazilian girls wearing TFC scarfs on Saturday night. Ohh it's true you can love the enemy if she's incredibly hot.

--Could we move this guy to Canada please:
"The FC fans are amazing," said Craig Casto, a Columbus native and a regular at Crew games. "They sang every word to our national anthem(they did?). I don't even know the words to the Canadian anthem." link

"Our fans could learn something about supporting their team from the Toronto fans." Why don't you look in the corner blowhard?

--Possibly the elder lady that gave me a kiss on the cheek when I was being harassed by a bunch of fake wannabe English hooligans at the end of the game. She had a Liverpool type accent like the article describes:
"We don't want this to become like it is England," French said, as she boarded a bus for the long ride home. "I am ashamed to be Canadian today." link

We Hug It Out Around These Parts

(Pic via: Neil Lauron/Dispatch)
Yeah that's me in the black. Got a sweaty hug from Moreno. I watched it on the video and I looked like an idiot doing the hug sign while he was still about 10 yards away. Also when Walt came in Friday to Keegan's everyone gave him a handshake and I was drunk so I was like, "we hug it out in these parts" although I barely knew him. It was definately a love filled week for Crew fans. Will it continue against the Red Bulls?

The Bars Must Have Done Well This Week

--One out of town member from Crew Union apparently got so drunk before and during the first half of the game that he hailed a taxi at halftime and watched the second half of the game at Keegan's way across town. That's pretty legendary on the drunk scale to miss the second half of such a big game, especially one that we all have been waiting months for to watch it at Keegan's instead. It's also wins the spuriousity award, why couldn't the member watch the game drunk from CCS but could at Keegans? Life's little wonders.

--This guy takes the gold though as the drunkfest winner from the week (almost as dubious an honor as the Fairplay Award):

This TFC fan apparently tries to tie his shoes while having a rough day with the brews and ends up looking like a break dancer from America's Next Dance Crew. Additionaly other sloshed TFC fans got arrested when they figured out that you can only pee on churches in Toronto.

--The man myself, Blake, and a few others met at Keegans was Former Canadian Olympic team fullback Dave McQueen and his mates according to Chordas article. "Sporting Toronto FC scarves, (McQueen and company) extolled the welcome they received the night before at Tommy Keegans in the Brewery District" from us Crew fans.

McQueen stated, "We had been singing '3-nil' all night, but we took it down to 2-nil at one point because the Columbus mob was so hospitable. Good town, good people." McQueen and his buddies were true class. McQueen had very interesting stories of playing for the Toronto Blizzard in the NASL days and about a qualifier in Washington, D.C. against Mexico where it was so muddy that the ball wouldn't move nearly at all.

Another friend of his who was drafted into the NASL but never played extensively stated he actually taught Dwayne DeRosario. He said that Dwayne wasn't always the best player but he never gave up and always practicied for hours. He said that it was a good thing Dwayne made it in soccer because he wasn't that good at school. That was sort of a nice way of putting what he said.

McQueen by the end of the night was singing from the top of a chair and kissing local girls on the cheek who came in and saying, "oh it's so nice to see you. Glad you finally made it."

--A ticket rep followed a female Red Patch leader around most of Friday night drinks on him. Obviously hoping that all the RPB's would have a good time and continue to buy tickets by the boatload.

One of our fellow supporters called the ticket rep to come to Keegan's later at the night and he said he would be right over. Some supporters were cracking jokes that he was getting it on with a Red Patch girl and when he came we asked, "how was she?" :-)

--I personally found out that chicks dig the scarf and team colors. I was in Brothers Friday night and I had a bunch of local girls asking me about it. I even danced with these very hot Brazilian girls wearing TFC scarfs on Saturday night. Ohh it's true you can love the enemy if she's incredibly hot.

--Could we move this guy to Canada please:
"The FC fans are amazing," said Craig Casto, a Columbus native and a regular at Crew games. "They sang every word to our national anthem(they did?). I don't even know the words to the Canadian anthem." link

"Our fans could learn something about supporting their team from the Toronto fans." Why don't you look in the corner blowhard?

--Possibly the elder lady that gave me a kiss on the cheek when I was being harassed by a bunch of fake wannabe English hooligans at the end of the game. She had a Liverpool type accent like the article describes:
"We don't want this to become like it is England," French said, as she boarded a bus for the long ride home. "I am ashamed to be Canadian today." link

We Hug It Out Around These Parts

(Pic via: Neil Lauron/Dispatch)
Yeah that's me in the black. Got a sweaty hug from Moreno. I watched it on the video and I looked like an idiot doing the hug sign while he was still about 10 yards away. Also when Walt came in Friday to Keegan's everyone gave him a handshake and I was drunk so I was like, "we hug it out in these parts" although I barely knew him. It was definately a love filled week for Crew fans. Will it continue against the Red Bulls?

Quote of The Week

From Mitchell's Blog, which you can catch in my links section:
--Equally impressive was the Crew supporters’ section. Although their numbers were dwarfed by the TFC contingent the rowdies in the northeast corner put on the best show of home support I’ve seen since I’ve been covering this team. It was noticed by players and coaches. “It was an awesome atmosphere,” Crew keeper Will Hesmer said. “Our fans really rose to the challenge. Honestly, when I was at the (north end) next to our fans, I had a harder time talking. The backline couldn’t hear me at all. They were actually louder than the Toronto fans.”

Let's be twice as loud next week.

Quote of The Week

From Mitchell's Blog, which you can catch in my links section:
--Equally impressive was the Crew supporters’ section. Although their numbers were dwarfed by the TFC contingent the rowdies in the northeast corner put on the best show of home support I’ve seen since I’ve been covering this team. It was noticed by players and coaches. “It was an awesome atmosphere,” Crew keeper Will Hesmer said. “Our fans really rose to the challenge. Honestly, when I was at the (north end) next to our fans, I had a harder time talking. The backline couldn’t hear me at all. They were actually louder than the Toronto fans.”

Let's be twice as loud next week.

Quote of The Week

From Mitchell's Blog, which you can catch in my links section:
--Equally impressive was the Crew supporters’ section. Although their numbers were dwarfed by the TFC contingent the rowdies in the northeast corner put on the best show of home support I’ve seen since I’ve been covering this team. It was noticed by players and coaches. “It was an awesome atmosphere,” Crew keeper Will Hesmer said. “Our fans really rose to the challenge. Honestly, when I was at the (north end) next to our fans, I had a harder time talking. The backline couldn’t hear me at all. They were actually louder than the Toronto fans.”

Let's be twice as loud next week.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Moffat and Hesmer are Legendary.

Moffat! Adam Moffat!
(pic via: Saturn500f linked in below story if u want to see more, also check out these great pics from Studio 79, great eye. Thank god for these guys taking pics of us in the corner and all the action.)


Going into the game who thought we would be lauding Adam Moffat or Will Hesmer with MVP awards? Okay maybe Hesmer would have an outside shot at Man of the Match. But, Adam Moffat from Cleveland City? Obviously Sigi has a eye for raw talent. It was very impressive watching the replay to see him make up his mind so quickly and have faith in himself to take that shot. And, how about that defensive effort! Beating Samuel in a foot race, Moffat at the 18 and Samuel at the PK spot. Legendary! Who wanted it more, Moffat! That Samuel guys is shit though he misses a PK and then jogs to the rebound. Also Moffat had enough skill to knock it over the top, most unluckily would have knocked that into their own net. I have seen that once or twice even in the EPL.


(pic via: Saturn500f)
Hesmer was also a warrior freak on a leash. When you have guys like this stepping up when you already have known talents in Scheletto, Gaven, Rogers, and Hejduk the sky is the limit for this club. Add into that how good So looked and if Padula impresses us as much as he did Sigi. Then Iro keeps growing and we could be in real good shape. I still want us to push for that striker in the summer but all the other pieces are definately in place.

To be honest the whole team looked bad ass to me and like a well oiled machine. Up top still concerns me against better defenses but talk about a break out performance. In my book my ratings are.

Moffat and Hesmer- 10

Everyone else wearing the banana's- 9

Sigi in his Supporters Scarf- 10 for style and game plan

(via Saturn500f)

Moffat and Hesmer are Legendary.

Moffat! Adam Moffat!
(pic via: Saturn500f linked in below story if u want to see more, also check out these great pics from Studio 79, great eye. Thank god for these guys taking pics of us in the corner and all the action.)


Going into the game who thought we would be lauding Adam Moffat or Will Hesmer with MVP awards? Okay maybe Hesmer would have an outside shot at Man of the Match. But, Adam Moffat from Cleveland City? Obviously Sigi has a eye for raw talent. It was very impressive watching the replay to see him make up his mind so quickly and have faith in himself to take that shot. And, how about that defensive effort! Beating Samuel in a foot race, Moffat at the 18 and Samuel at the PK spot. Legendary! Who wanted it more, Moffat! That Samuel guys is shit though he misses a PK and then jogs to the rebound. Also Moffat had enough skill to knock it over the top, most unluckily would have knocked that into their own net. I have seen that once or twice even in the EPL.


(pic via: Saturn500f)
Hesmer was also a warrior freak on a leash. When you have guys like this stepping up when you already have known talents in Scheletto, Gaven, Rogers, and Hejduk the sky is the limit for this club. Add into that how good So looked and if Padula impresses us as much as he did Sigi. Then Iro keeps growing and we could be in real good shape. I still want us to push for that striker in the summer but all the other pieces are definately in place.

To be honest the whole team looked bad ass to me and like a well oiled machine. Up top still concerns me against better defenses but talk about a break out performance. In my book my ratings are.

Moffat and Hesmer- 10

Everyone else wearing the banana's- 9

Sigi in his Supporters Scarf- 10 for style and game plan

(via Saturn500f)

Moffat and Hesmer are Legendary.

Moffat! Adam Moffat!
(pic via: Saturn500f linked in below story if u want to see more, also check out these great pics from Studio 79, great eye. Thank god for these guys taking pics of us in the corner and all the action.)


Going into the game who thought we would be lauding Adam Moffat or Will Hesmer with MVP awards? Okay maybe Hesmer would have an outside shot at Man of the Match. But, Adam Moffat from Cleveland City? Obviously Sigi has a eye for raw talent. It was very impressive watching the replay to see him make up his mind so quickly and have faith in himself to take that shot. And, how about that defensive effort! Beating Samuel in a foot race, Moffat at the 18 and Samuel at the PK spot. Legendary! Who wanted it more, Moffat! That Samuel guys is shit though he misses a PK and then jogs to the rebound. Also Moffat had enough skill to knock it over the top, most unluckily would have knocked that into their own net. I have seen that once or twice even in the EPL.


(pic via: Saturn500f)
Hesmer was also a warrior freak on a leash. When you have guys like this stepping up when you already have known talents in Scheletto, Gaven, Rogers, and Hejduk the sky is the limit for this club. Add into that how good So looked and if Padula impresses us as much as he did Sigi. Then Iro keeps growing and we could be in real good shape. I still want us to push for that striker in the summer but all the other pieces are definately in place.

To be honest the whole team looked bad ass to me and like a well oiled machine. Up top still concerns me against better defenses but talk about a break out performance. In my book my ratings are.

Moffat and Hesmer- 10

Everyone else wearing the banana's- 9

Sigi in his Supporters Scarf- 10 for style and game plan

(via Saturn500f)

Supporters Ideas For Next Game

--I liked everything we did yesterday. I was thinking at time intervals someone different could stand in the corner on the peeble area and direct chants. Say someone from Hudson, then La Turbina, then Union. Because when Keeney came over and someone in Hudson started not in our house. Then he started it and then everyone did it. Alot of our other chants were not heard because we would all start up something different at once.

The peeble area isn't real close to the field and we would be responsible about it. Like just have it rotate 10 minutes of Union guys in charge of chants, 10 minutes of La Turbina, and 10 minutes of Hudson. Because I was having trouble because we would all start something at the same time or even when we were on the same chant two different groups would be at two different parts in it. If we don't have 9 guys with enough balls who can stand in front of 500 people then just designate one guy that is just crazy and doesn't care. Or even better 3 guys at once, one from each group in front of each section. They talk to each other then start the chant at the same time.

Because when Hudson started this is our house and Keeney got everyone to figure out what they were saying we all did it. And I could here it on television replay. None of us are jackasses and is going to impede play or anything. Just put two cops watching us and then let the three guys do there thing.

Or if that won't be allowed by security I was trying to get Blake's attention because I could see him. Let's have hand signals. put 1 finger up means one chant, 2 fingers means another, 3 means this, 4 means that, all the way up to 10.


--We all have about the same supporter scarfs now. Almost everyone in the corner if not the supporters scarf has some scarf. We should try to do this. I was trying to start it up the other day. Think it would look sick. Not the best example(seen better ones but at least you'll get the idea):


--We should also find a song that we can sing when the players enter the field. Like Fools Rush In, everybody right when they come on the field be like:
ONLY FOOLS RUSH IN!
ONLY FOOLS RUSH IN!
BUT I CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU!
COLUMBUS (CLAP-CLAP-CLAP)

If anyone has any more ideas, add them through email or comment and I'll post them.

Supporters Ideas For Next Game

--I liked everything we did yesterday. I was thinking at time intervals someone different could stand in the corner on the peeble area and direct chants. Say someone from Hudson, then La Turbina, then Union. Because when Keeney came over and someone in Hudson started not in our house. Then he started it and then everyone did it. Alot of our other chants were not heard because we would all start up something different at once.

The peeble area isn't real close to the field and we would be responsible about it. Like just have it rotate 10 minutes of Union guys in charge of chants, 10 minutes of La Turbina, and 10 minutes of Hudson. Because I was having trouble because we would all start something at the same time or even when we were on the same chant two different groups would be at two different parts in it. If we don't have 9 guys with enough balls who can stand in front of 500 people then just designate one guy that is just crazy and doesn't care. Or even better 3 guys at once, one from each group in front of each section. They talk to each other then start the chant at the same time.

Because when Hudson started this is our house and Keeney got everyone to figure out what they were saying we all did it. And I could here it on television replay. None of us are jackasses and is going to impede play or anything. Just put two cops watching us and then let the three guys do there thing.

Or if that won't be allowed by security I was trying to get Blake's attention because I could see him. Let's have hand signals. put 1 finger up means one chant, 2 fingers means another, 3 means this, 4 means that, all the way up to 10.


--We all have about the same supporter scarfs now. Almost everyone in the corner if not the supporters scarf has some scarf. We should try to do this. I was trying to start it up the other day. Think it would look sick. Not the best example(seen better ones but at least you'll get the idea):


--We should also find a song that we can sing when the players enter the field. Like Fools Rush In, everybody right when they come on the field be like:
ONLY FOOLS RUSH IN!
ONLY FOOLS RUSH IN!
BUT I CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU!
COLUMBUS (CLAP-CLAP-CLAP)

If anyone has any more ideas, add them through email or comment and I'll post them.

Supporters Ideas For Next Game

--I liked everything we did yesterday. I was thinking at time intervals someone different could stand in the corner on the peeble area and direct chants. Say someone from Hudson, then La Turbina, then Union. Because when Keeney came over and someone in Hudson started not in our house. Then he started it and then everyone did it. Alot of our other chants were not heard because we would all start up something different at once.

The peeble area isn't real close to the field and we would be responsible about it. Like just have it rotate 10 minutes of Union guys in charge of chants, 10 minutes of La Turbina, and 10 minutes of Hudson. Because I was having trouble because we would all start something at the same time or even when we were on the same chant two different groups would be at two different parts in it. If we don't have 9 guys with enough balls who can stand in front of 500 people then just designate one guy that is just crazy and doesn't care. Or even better 3 guys at once, one from each group in front of each section. They talk to each other then start the chant at the same time.

Because when Hudson started this is our house and Keeney got everyone to figure out what they were saying we all did it. And I could here it on television replay. None of us are jackasses and is going to impede play or anything. Just put two cops watching us and then let the three guys do there thing.

Or if that won't be allowed by security I was trying to get Blake's attention because I could see him. Let's have hand signals. put 1 finger up means one chant, 2 fingers means another, 3 means this, 4 means that, all the way up to 10.


--We all have about the same supporter scarfs now. Almost everyone in the corner if not the supporters scarf has some scarf. We should try to do this. I was trying to start it up the other day. Think it would look sick. Not the best example(seen better ones but at least you'll get the idea):


--We should also find a song that we can sing when the players enter the field. Like Fools Rush In, everybody right when they come on the field be like:
ONLY FOOLS RUSH IN!
ONLY FOOLS RUSH IN!
BUT I CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU!
COLUMBUS (CLAP-CLAP-CLAP)

If anyone has any more ideas, add them through email or comment and I'll post them.

Toronto Post-Match Drivel

I had such a tough time sleeping on Friday night. Normally after I have a few brews, I can fall asleep fairly easy, but this was no typical Friday night, it was Crewsmas Eve. 

After a night full of tossing, turning, and the occasional vision of black & gold goals, I finally woke up. Instead of running downstairs though, I hopped straight into the shower, got cleaned up, filled the cooler with beer, and headed out the door!

It's Crewsmas!!!

I met up with some friends from school, and we started to grill and drink, and just enjoy each others' presence. The highlight of the tailgate had to have been Jericho's little buddy, who, when asked "What are TFC?" would reply with an almost instant "Wankers!!" What a kid!!

Plenty of brats, burgers, and beers later, we headed into the stadium. I took a detour through the TFC area, and that alone made my day worth. Countless numbers of "who are ya's?" and "F#*@& Off!!", to which my reply was simply a thumbs up. In fact, looking back, that was more of a response than they deserved.

Anyways, made it to my seat, and the game's ready to kick off.
-------------------------------------------
Robbie Rogers took a shot early in the match, but didn't quite have the power he was looking for. Should have been 1-0 inside of 20' but young Robbie's shooting wasn't quite up to snuff. Frankie managed to get the first yellow for the Crew this year as well, and in my opinion, was lucky not to get sent off for a tackle not even 10 minutes later.

Then, it happened. Brian Carroll took a quick free kick, to a running Adam Moffat, who chested it down, took one touch, and unleashed a shot from about 25 yds. From where I was sitting, I saw the space around him, and stood on the bench, yelling "Shoooot!!!" And shoot he did! 


Everyone is going nuts! and I believe everyone in a 4-5 seat radius of me was sprayed with beer from my friend's celebration, which consisted of trying to throw his cup (still half full) up as high as he can.

After everyone had settled down for the most part, Guille took a free kick from the left, very near the sideline. A well-placed ball....a yellow jersey rising to meet it!!! 

 
With the Crew riding some momentum from the goal and near miss, a sucker punch nearly took place, courtesy of one Jeff Cunningham. A penalty?! In the home opener?! Come one referee!! Even though I could not see the foul from my seat (seriously, I was on the opposite corner), as a Crew fan, I had to argue the validity of the call

Ok, so here we go, a chance for the Canucks to get back in this thing! I see Samuel line up for the kick, and I start to think of what fantastic way he can miss this shot. 

He takes his run up....hits the ball, seems to be fairly central for a penalty, and Hesmer saves!

But wait! he doesn't hold the ball, and Samuel looks certain to bury the gimme rebound...but there was a slight problem with this plan, Adam Moffat came in (actually started his run before Samuel's shot) and cleared the sure goal.

Let me take this moment at halftime to address Mr. Samuel: Colin, I know you are a professional athlete, but you have to want the goal son! A half-assed jog will get you nothing!

Halftime, had to run to the restroom, but we were feeling it! 3 points?! I think it's possible now!

2nd half, 45 minutes from 3 points!!!

I actually heard the Toronto fans, but little did they know that Maurice Edu's show was just a bit wide. Close, but no cigar, Maurice.

Somewhat uneventful except for a couple of hard TFC* fouls. *Don't worry Velez, you've got one coming...

Then it happened again...Eddie Gaven plays a lovely through ball to a streaking Alejandro Moreno. It's not everyday you get to see Moreno outrun someone, but this was amazing! Oh yeah, remember that guy you fouled Velez? He just made you look stupid, even though your appeals for an offside call didn't help your case, since it was you that kept him on, and watched him run in front of you...keep on dreamin' my friend.

Moreno buries his chance, and we go nuts again! 2-0!!! Crewsmas!! 2000+ TFC fans disappointed!!! How could it get any better?!

Bring on NYRB!!!

Let's Go Crew!!!
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ek Player Ratings

Hesmer -
9 - Great game by Will. Saved a PK, made a few other crucial saves, controlled box well. 

Miglioranzi -
5 - Wasn't overly assertive, got beat a few times, but didn't make any terrible mistakes.
Marshall -
7 - Very solid game by Chad. If there is someone that absolutely positively must step up this year, it's Chad, and if he keeps his level of play up to yesterday's it will be a good season in Crewland.
O'Rourke -
5 - Still adjusting to playing CB, at least looks like it, also gave up the PK.
Hejduk -
5 - I wasn't too impressed with Frankie, maybe I just expect more from him.

Carroll -
5 - I honestly didn't even notice him for the majority of the game, did play a nice ball to set up the Moffat goal though.
Moffat - 9 - Great game! Well taken goal, controlled the midfield for the most part, and cleared the PK rebound. Very influential on the result. MotM
Gaven -
7 - Played pretty well, could tell he had not been practicing with this team though.
Rogers -
7 - Strong game. Very influential on the attack, and created chances for himself and others very well.
Schelotto -
8 - Classy performance as usual. Passing was accurate, created many chances.

Moreno -
8 - Workmanlike performance, what is expected of him really. Took his goal nicely. 

Evans (80' for Rogers) - 6 - Nothing exceptional, nothing terrible.
Iro (89' for Schelotto) - NR - Not on long enough to impact game.
  

Toronto Post-Match Drivel

I had such a tough time sleeping on Friday night. Normally after I have a few brews, I can fall asleep fairly easy, but this was no typical Friday night, it was Crewsmas Eve. 

After a night full of tossing, turning, and the occasional vision of black & gold goals, I finally woke up. Instead of running downstairs though, I hopped straight into the shower, got cleaned up, filled the cooler with beer, and headed out the door!

It's Crewsmas!!!

I met up with some friends from school, and we started to grill and drink, and just enjoy each others' presence. The highlight of the tailgate had to have been Jericho's little buddy, who, when asked "What are TFC?" would reply with an almost instant "Wankers!!" What a kid!!

Plenty of brats, burgers, and beers later, we headed into the stadium. I took a detour through the TFC area, and that alone made my day worth. Countless numbers of "who are ya's?" and "F#*@& Off!!", to which my reply was simply a thumbs up. In fact, looking back, that was more of a response than they deserved.

Anyways, made it to my seat, and the game's ready to kick off.
-------------------------------------------
Robbie Rogers took a shot early in the match, but didn't quite have the power he was looking for. Should have been 1-0 inside of 20' but young Robbie's shooting wasn't quite up to snuff. Frankie managed to get the first yellow for the Crew this year as well, and in my opinion, was lucky not to get sent off for a tackle not even 10 minutes later.

Then, it happened. Brian Carroll took a quick free kick, to a running Adam Moffat, who chested it down, took one touch, and unleashed a shot from about 25 yds. From where I was sitting, I saw the space around him, and stood on the bench, yelling "Shoooot!!!" And shoot he did! 


Everyone is going nuts! and I believe everyone in a 4-5 seat radius of me was sprayed with beer from my friend's celebration, which consisted of trying to throw his cup (still half full) up as high as he can.

After everyone had settled down for the most part, Guille took a free kick from the left, very near the sideline. A well-placed ball....a yellow jersey rising to meet it!!! 

 
With the Crew riding some momentum from the goal and near miss, a sucker punch nearly took place, courtesy of one Jeff Cunningham. A penalty?! In the home opener?! Come one referee!! Even though I could not see the foul from my seat (seriously, I was on the opposite corner), as a Crew fan, I had to argue the validity of the call

Ok, so here we go, a chance for the Canucks to get back in this thing! I see Samuel line up for the kick, and I start to think of what fantastic way he can miss this shot. 

He takes his run up....hits the ball, seems to be fairly central for a penalty, and Hesmer saves!

But wait! he doesn't hold the ball, and Samuel looks certain to bury the gimme rebound...but there was a slight problem with this plan, Adam Moffat came in (actually started his run before Samuel's shot) and cleared the sure goal.

Let me take this moment at halftime to address Mr. Samuel: Colin, I know you are a professional athlete, but you have to want the goal son! A half-assed jog will get you nothing!

Halftime, had to run to the restroom, but we were feeling it! 3 points?! I think it's possible now!

2nd half, 45 minutes from 3 points!!!

I actually heard the Toronto fans, but little did they know that Maurice Edu's show was just a bit wide. Close, but no cigar, Maurice.

Somewhat uneventful except for a couple of hard TFC* fouls. *Don't worry Velez, you've got one coming...

Then it happened again...Eddie Gaven plays a lovely through ball to a streaking Alejandro Moreno. It's not everyday you get to see Moreno outrun someone, but this was amazing! Oh yeah, remember that guy you fouled Velez? He just made you look stupid, even though your appeals for an offside call didn't help your case, since it was you that kept him on, and watched him run in front of you...keep on dreamin' my friend.

Moreno buries his chance, and we go nuts again! 2-0!!! Crewsmas!! 2000+ TFC fans disappointed!!! How could it get any better?!

Bring on NYRB!!!

Let's Go Crew!!!
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ek Player Ratings

Hesmer -
9 - Great game by Will. Saved a PK, made a few other crucial saves, controlled box well. 

Miglioranzi -
5 - Wasn't overly assertive, got beat a few times, but didn't make any terrible mistakes.
Marshall -
7 - Very solid game by Chad. If there is someone that absolutely positively must step up this year, it's Chad, and if he keeps his level of play up to yesterday's it will be a good season in Crewland.
O'Rourke -
5 - Still adjusting to playing CB, at least looks like it, also gave up the PK.
Hejduk -
5 - I wasn't too impressed with Frankie, maybe I just expect more from him.

Carroll -
5 - I honestly didn't even notice him for the majority of the game, did play a nice ball to set up the Moffat goal though.
Moffat - 9 - Great game! Well taken goal, controlled the midfield for the most part, and cleared the PK rebound. Very influential on the result. MotM
Gaven -
7 - Played pretty well, could tell he had not been practicing with this team though.
Rogers -
7 - Strong game. Very influential on the attack, and created chances for himself and others very well.
Schelotto -
8 - Classy performance as usual. Passing was accurate, created many chances.

Moreno -
8 - Workmanlike performance, what is expected of him really. Took his goal nicely. 

Evans (80' for Rogers) - 6 - Nothing exceptional, nothing terrible.
Iro (89' for Schelotto) - NR - Not on long enough to impact game.
  

Toronto Post-Match Drivel

I had such a tough time sleeping on Friday night. Normally after I have a few brews, I can fall asleep fairly easy, but this was no typical Friday night, it was Crewsmas Eve. 

After a night full of tossing, turning, and the occasional vision of black & gold goals, I finally woke up. Instead of running downstairs though, I hopped straight into the shower, got cleaned up, filled the cooler with beer, and headed out the door!

It's Crewsmas!!!

I met up with some friends from school, and we started to grill and drink, and just enjoy each others' presence. The highlight of the tailgate had to have been Jericho's little buddy, who, when asked "What are TFC?" would reply with an almost instant "Wankers!!" What a kid!!

Plenty of brats, burgers, and beers later, we headed into the stadium. I took a detour through the TFC area, and that alone made my day worth. Countless numbers of "who are ya's?" and "F#*@& Off!!", to which my reply was simply a thumbs up. In fact, looking back, that was more of a response than they deserved.

Anyways, made it to my seat, and the game's ready to kick off.
-------------------------------------------
Robbie Rogers took a shot early in the match, but didn't quite have the power he was looking for. Should have been 1-0 inside of 20' but young Robbie's shooting wasn't quite up to snuff. Frankie managed to get the first yellow for the Crew this year as well, and in my opinion, was lucky not to get sent off for a tackle not even 10 minutes later.

Then, it happened. Brian Carroll took a quick free kick, to a running Adam Moffat, who chested it down, took one touch, and unleashed a shot from about 25 yds. From where I was sitting, I saw the space around him, and stood on the bench, yelling "Shoooot!!!" And shoot he did! 


Everyone is going nuts! and I believe everyone in a 4-5 seat radius of me was sprayed with beer from my friend's celebration, which consisted of trying to throw his cup (still half full) up as high as he can.

After everyone had settled down for the most part, Guille took a free kick from the left, very near the sideline. A well-placed ball....a yellow jersey rising to meet it!!! 

 
With the Crew riding some momentum from the goal and near miss, a sucker punch nearly took place, courtesy of one Jeff Cunningham. A penalty?! In the home opener?! Come one referee!! Even though I could not see the foul from my seat (seriously, I was on the opposite corner), as a Crew fan, I had to argue the validity of the call

Ok, so here we go, a chance for the Canucks to get back in this thing! I see Samuel line up for the kick, and I start to think of what fantastic way he can miss this shot. 

He takes his run up....hits the ball, seems to be fairly central for a penalty, and Hesmer saves!

But wait! he doesn't hold the ball, and Samuel looks certain to bury the gimme rebound...but there was a slight problem with this plan, Adam Moffat came in (actually started his run before Samuel's shot) and cleared the sure goal.

Let me take this moment at halftime to address Mr. Samuel: Colin, I know you are a professional athlete, but you have to want the goal son! A half-assed jog will get you nothing!

Halftime, had to run to the restroom, but we were feeling it! 3 points?! I think it's possible now!

2nd half, 45 minutes from 3 points!!!

I actually heard the Toronto fans, but little did they know that Maurice Edu's show was just a bit wide. Close, but no cigar, Maurice.

Somewhat uneventful except for a couple of hard TFC* fouls. *Don't worry Velez, you've got one coming...

Then it happened again...Eddie Gaven plays a lovely through ball to a streaking Alejandro Moreno. It's not everyday you get to see Moreno outrun someone, but this was amazing! Oh yeah, remember that guy you fouled Velez? He just made you look stupid, even though your appeals for an offside call didn't help your case, since it was you that kept him on, and watched him run in front of you...keep on dreamin' my friend.

Moreno buries his chance, and we go nuts again! 2-0!!! Crewsmas!! 2000+ TFC fans disappointed!!! How could it get any better?!

Bring on NYRB!!!

Let's Go Crew!!!
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ek Player Ratings

Hesmer -
9 - Great game by Will. Saved a PK, made a few other crucial saves, controlled box well. 

Miglioranzi -
5 - Wasn't overly assertive, got beat a few times, but didn't make any terrible mistakes.
Marshall -
7 - Very solid game by Chad. If there is someone that absolutely positively must step up this year, it's Chad, and if he keeps his level of play up to yesterday's it will be a good season in Crewland.
O'Rourke -
5 - Still adjusting to playing CB, at least looks like it, also gave up the PK.
Hejduk -
5 - I wasn't too impressed with Frankie, maybe I just expect more from him.

Carroll -
5 - I honestly didn't even notice him for the majority of the game, did play a nice ball to set up the Moffat goal though.
Moffat - 9 - Great game! Well taken goal, controlled the midfield for the most part, and cleared the PK rebound. Very influential on the result. MotM
Gaven -
7 - Played pretty well, could tell he had not been practicing with this team though.
Rogers -
7 - Strong game. Very influential on the attack, and created chances for himself and others very well.
Schelotto -
8 - Classy performance as usual. Passing was accurate, created many chances.

Moreno -
8 - Workmanlike performance, what is expected of him really. Took his goal nicely. 

Evans (80' for Rogers) - 6 - Nothing exceptional, nothing terrible.
Iro (89' for Schelotto) - NR - Not on long enough to impact game.