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Monday, June 30, 2008

This Shit Makes Me Sick




I think the Chicago Fire Fans are in for a surprise this year. Fire House East, my fucking ass.

This is our house:


Even if it's Toronto minus about a million, only about 150 Shitcago are making the trip, still got to defend our house and drown out these toolbags. So get up for it.

Should be elementary.

This Shit Makes Me Sick




I think the Chicago Fire Fans are in for a surprise this year. Fire House East, my fucking ass.

This is our house:


Even if it's Toronto minus about a million, only about 150 Shitcago are making the trip, still got to defend our house and drown out these toolbags. So get up for it.

Should be elementary.

This Shit Makes Me Sick




I think the Chicago Fire Fans are in for a surprise this year. Fire House East, my fucking ass.

This is our house:


Even if it's Toronto minus about a million, only about 150 Shitcago are making the trip, still got to defend our house and drown out these toolbags. So get up for it.

Should be elementary.

Good Guess. Schelotto May Be The DP Next Year.

Schelotto made $150,000 last year and is making $375,000 this year. To stay a third year bringing more of what he desperately brings to the Crew midfield this year is going to cost the Crew more in 2009. It's just simple economics.

Especially with Gimnasia fans beating on the door for a Guillermo return in 2009.

So when James at the Columbus Crew Offside posted the idea tonight and called it a, "wild guess." I have to give him more credit then that. I think it's a good conjecture of the stituation.

I think it's what's going to happen especially when there is soo much grinning going around by Sigi and Schelotto. James is right a little too much grinning.



Schelotto may be really happy because of the vast improvement of the quality of the side. But, he is also grinning because he knows he has some big money coming his way in 2009 if he stays with the Crew.

Good Guess. Schelotto May Be The DP Next Year.

Schelotto made $150,000 last year and is making $375,000 this year. To stay a third year bringing more of what he desperately brings to the Crew midfield this year is going to cost the Crew more in 2009. It's just simple economics.

Especially with Gimnasia fans beating on the door for a Guillermo return in 2009.

So when James at the Columbus Crew Offside posted the idea tonight and called it a, "wild guess." I have to give him more credit then that. I think it's a good conjecture of the stituation.

I think it's what's going to happen especially when there is soo much grinning going around by Sigi and Schelotto. James is right a little too much grinning.



Schelotto may be really happy because of the vast improvement of the quality of the side. But, he is also grinning because he knows he has some big money coming his way in 2009 if he stays with the Crew.

Good Guess. Schelotto May Be The DP Next Year.

Schelotto made $150,000 last year and is making $375,000 this year. To stay a third year bringing more of what he desperately brings to the Crew midfield this year is going to cost the Crew more in 2009. It's just simple economics.

Especially with Gimnasia fans beating on the door for a Guillermo return in 2009.

So when James at the Columbus Crew Offside posted the idea tonight and called it a, "wild guess." I have to give him more credit then that. I think it's a good conjecture of the stituation.

I think it's what's going to happen especially when there is soo much grinning going around by Sigi and Schelotto. James is right a little too much grinning.



Schelotto may be really happy because of the vast improvement of the quality of the side. But, he is also grinning because he knows he has some big money coming his way in 2009 if he stays with the Crew.

Polish Rifle Saturday



From Merz's article:

A side note to the upcoming game is that Schmid will not be there. He will attend his stepdaughter Lacey's wedding in southern California and assistant coach Robert Warzycha will run the team.

"It's one of those things where it's 'When should I set a date?' We really didn't want to do it in the winter so I said pick a date, it doesn't matter," Schmid said. "She actually picked July 5 with the expectation that we would play on the Fourth because the Crew has never been at home on July 4th weekend. We've always been away somewhere."

The Crew observed July 4 at Houston in 2006 and Colorado last year and did not play on the holiday in his first season with the Crew three years ago.

"As it turns out, we're home on the 5th," he said. "I try not to miss games. I think I've missed one other in the past for my one son's graduation and everything else seemed to work out."

My thoughts: I would have told Lacey to pick another day, :-). But, that's cool Schmid is a cool father that doesn't allow work to get in the way.

I'm also digging a little Warzycha attack football this weekend because that actually makes me even more confident for a win. As then there is no chance for bunker fear ball or laying off the peddle when we are up.

Warzycha went over .500 after Andrulis with probably the worse lineup in Crew history. So I would expect him to kick some ass with the 2008 Crew version that we have now assembled.

I also have to think that wherever Sigi's daughter's reception is taking place they better have some damn FSC. Sigi might have a coronary if not.

Polish Rifle Saturday



From Merz's article:

A side note to the upcoming game is that Schmid will not be there. He will attend his stepdaughter Lacey's wedding in southern California and assistant coach Robert Warzycha will run the team.

"It's one of those things where it's 'When should I set a date?' We really didn't want to do it in the winter so I said pick a date, it doesn't matter," Schmid said. "She actually picked July 5 with the expectation that we would play on the Fourth because the Crew has never been at home on July 4th weekend. We've always been away somewhere."

The Crew observed July 4 at Houston in 2006 and Colorado last year and did not play on the holiday in his first season with the Crew three years ago.

"As it turns out, we're home on the 5th," he said. "I try not to miss games. I think I've missed one other in the past for my one son's graduation and everything else seemed to work out."

My thoughts: I would have told Lacey to pick another day, :-). But, that's cool Schmid is a cool father that doesn't allow work to get in the way.

I'm also digging a little Warzycha attack football this weekend because that actually makes me even more confident for a win. As then there is no chance for bunker fear ball or laying off the peddle when we are up.

Warzycha went over .500 after Andrulis with probably the worse lineup in Crew history. So I would expect him to kick some ass with the 2008 Crew version that we have now assembled.

I also have to think that wherever Sigi's daughter's reception is taking place they better have some damn FSC. Sigi might have a coronary if not.

Polish Rifle Saturday



From Merz's article:

A side note to the upcoming game is that Schmid will not be there. He will attend his stepdaughter Lacey's wedding in southern California and assistant coach Robert Warzycha will run the team.

"It's one of those things where it's 'When should I set a date?' We really didn't want to do it in the winter so I said pick a date, it doesn't matter," Schmid said. "She actually picked July 5 with the expectation that we would play on the Fourth because the Crew has never been at home on July 4th weekend. We've always been away somewhere."

The Crew observed July 4 at Houston in 2006 and Colorado last year and did not play on the holiday in his first season with the Crew three years ago.

"As it turns out, we're home on the 5th," he said. "I try not to miss games. I think I've missed one other in the past for my one son's graduation and everything else seemed to work out."

My thoughts: I would have told Lacey to pick another day, :-). But, that's cool Schmid is a cool father that doesn't allow work to get in the way.

I'm also digging a little Warzycha attack football this weekend because that actually makes me even more confident for a win. As then there is no chance for bunker fear ball or laying off the peddle when we are up.

Warzycha went over .500 after Andrulis with probably the worse lineup in Crew history. So I would expect him to kick some ass with the 2008 Crew version that we have now assembled.

I also have to think that wherever Sigi's daughter's reception is taking place they better have some damn FSC. Sigi might have a coronary if not.

Crew Noonan? "Nope," says Parity MLS



According to Mitchell, apparently the guy the Crew recently wanted was former Revs player Pat Noonan, who now plays sparingly for Aalesunds AK of Norway. Noonan only played three times for Aalesunds in 2008 and never in a league game. As a result Noonan obviously wants to get back in MLS to revitalize his U.S. National career.

Apparently, Noonan, Aalesunds, The Crew, The Revs, and everyone that should matter was cool with it except for MLS. Apparently, the compensation package of $225,000 dollars the Crew was planning to give the Revs was too much for Noonan according to MLS.

My thoughts:
What a f'in Mickey Mouse League. Noonan wants to play with us and everyone else is playing fair but MLS.

Figures. This is why we need to get rid of single entity. And, also we need to get rid of this b.s. of if a MLS team doesn't decide to re-sign a player for more money like the Revs didn't want to do with Noonan in the winter and he goes to Europe, then that team doesn't retain his rights. No wonder Noonan doesn't want to play with the Revs.

This league is seriously so f'ed up with it's Mickey Mouse red tape plethora of pathetically dumb rules. It totally stops teams from building a successful product, a cup contender. And, MLS doesn't want that unless it's LA because they need their precious parity.

And, it's sad because I could see Noonan bolstering our midfield into something pretty remarkable as I could see him fitting right in where Evans is now playing. Or pushing Ekpo into central mid and Noonan out on the right. Look at this lineup:

----------------Hesmer-------------------
Hejduk-----Iro-------Marshall----O'Rourke
----------------Carroll------------------
Ekpo-------------Noonan------------Rogers
----------------Schelotto----------------
-----------------Moreno------------------

You know what it really is? MLS doesn't want the Crew to win a trophy.

The only reason MLS is probably bulking at this trade is because it would make the Crew pretty unbeatable. Which would screw up the MLS table of must needed parity. And, it would also screw up who really needs to win MLS Cup which is either Beckham or some other big market team.

Apparently, the Crew says this Noonan deal looks pretty dead now. Nice, MLS. But, they have a couple other things in the works possibly. And, now that they were going after Noonan I really don't believe that they are just looking for a backup player.

I really think what we are missing with Moffat out, is a central midfielder. So look for the Crew to pick up someone like that. And, hopefully MLS will accept the next one. Dumb league.

Seriously, Garber is probably just punishing us for continually throwing streamers. This league will do whatever is in it's power to keep Columbus down and to keep them from winning MLS this year. Just look at all the ridicoulous calls we have received from referee's this year. It's a true fact when I say it's twice as hard for the Crew to win one.

Crew Noonan? "Nope," says Parity MLS



According to Mitchell, apparently the guy the Crew recently wanted was former Revs player Pat Noonan, who now plays sparingly for Aalesunds AK of Norway. Noonan only played three times for Aalesunds in 2008 and never in a league game. As a result Noonan obviously wants to get back in MLS to revitalize his U.S. National career.

Apparently, Noonan, Aalesunds, The Crew, The Revs, and everyone that should matter was cool with it except for MLS. Apparently, the compensation package of $225,000 dollars the Crew was planning to give the Revs was too much for Noonan according to MLS.

My thoughts:
What a f'in Mickey Mouse League. Noonan wants to play with us and everyone else is playing fair but MLS.

Figures. This is why we need to get rid of single entity. And, also we need to get rid of this b.s. of if a MLS team doesn't decide to re-sign a player for more money like the Revs didn't want to do with Noonan in the winter and he goes to Europe, then that team doesn't retain his rights. No wonder Noonan doesn't want to play with the Revs.

This league is seriously so f'ed up with it's Mickey Mouse red tape plethora of pathetically dumb rules. It totally stops teams from building a successful product, a cup contender. And, MLS doesn't want that unless it's LA because they need their precious parity.

And, it's sad because I could see Noonan bolstering our midfield into something pretty remarkable as I could see him fitting right in where Evans is now playing. Or pushing Ekpo into central mid and Noonan out on the right. Look at this lineup:

----------------Hesmer-------------------
Hejduk-----Iro-------Marshall----O'Rourke
----------------Carroll------------------
Ekpo-------------Noonan------------Rogers
----------------Schelotto----------------
-----------------Moreno------------------

You know what it really is? MLS doesn't want the Crew to win a trophy.

The only reason MLS is probably bulking at this trade is because it would make the Crew pretty unbeatable. Which would screw up the MLS table of must needed parity. And, it would also screw up who really needs to win MLS Cup which is either Beckham or some other big market team.

Apparently, the Crew says this Noonan deal looks pretty dead now. Nice, MLS. But, they have a couple other things in the works possibly. And, now that they were going after Noonan I really don't believe that they are just looking for a backup player.

I really think what we are missing with Moffat out, is a central midfielder. So look for the Crew to pick up someone like that. And, hopefully MLS will accept the next one. Dumb league.

Seriously, Garber is probably just punishing us for continually throwing streamers. This league will do whatever is in it's power to keep Columbus down and to keep them from winning MLS this year. Just look at all the ridicoulous calls we have received from referee's this year. It's a true fact when I say it's twice as hard for the Crew to win one.

Crew Noonan? "Nope," says Parity MLS



According to Mitchell, apparently the guy the Crew recently wanted was former Revs player Pat Noonan, who now plays sparingly for Aalesunds AK of Norway. Noonan only played three times for Aalesunds in 2008 and never in a league game. As a result Noonan obviously wants to get back in MLS to revitalize his U.S. National career.

Apparently, Noonan, Aalesunds, The Crew, The Revs, and everyone that should matter was cool with it except for MLS. Apparently, the compensation package of $225,000 dollars the Crew was planning to give the Revs was too much for Noonan according to MLS.

My thoughts:
What a f'in Mickey Mouse League. Noonan wants to play with us and everyone else is playing fair but MLS.

Figures. This is why we need to get rid of single entity. And, also we need to get rid of this b.s. of if a MLS team doesn't decide to re-sign a player for more money like the Revs didn't want to do with Noonan in the winter and he goes to Europe, then that team doesn't retain his rights. No wonder Noonan doesn't want to play with the Revs.

This league is seriously so f'ed up with it's Mickey Mouse red tape plethora of pathetically dumb rules. It totally stops teams from building a successful product, a cup contender. And, MLS doesn't want that unless it's LA because they need their precious parity.

And, it's sad because I could see Noonan bolstering our midfield into something pretty remarkable as I could see him fitting right in where Evans is now playing. Or pushing Ekpo into central mid and Noonan out on the right. Look at this lineup:

----------------Hesmer-------------------
Hejduk-----Iro-------Marshall----O'Rourke
----------------Carroll------------------
Ekpo-------------Noonan------------Rogers
----------------Schelotto----------------
-----------------Moreno------------------

You know what it really is? MLS doesn't want the Crew to win a trophy.

The only reason MLS is probably bulking at this trade is because it would make the Crew pretty unbeatable. Which would screw up the MLS table of must needed parity. And, it would also screw up who really needs to win MLS Cup which is either Beckham or some other big market team.

Apparently, the Crew says this Noonan deal looks pretty dead now. Nice, MLS. But, they have a couple other things in the works possibly. And, now that they were going after Noonan I really don't believe that they are just looking for a backup player.

I really think what we are missing with Moffat out, is a central midfielder. So look for the Crew to pick up someone like that. And, hopefully MLS will accept the next one. Dumb league.

Seriously, Garber is probably just punishing us for continually throwing streamers. This league will do whatever is in it's power to keep Columbus down and to keep them from winning MLS this year. Just look at all the ridicoulous calls we have received from referee's this year. It's a true fact when I say it's twice as hard for the Crew to win one.

Editorial: The Solution To The Smoke Bomb Dilemma



On-going Discussion About Security in the Nordecke.

My response on the issues:

I just really think it's a mass cluster fudge of non-communication between FO, supporters, and CSC. On one side the FO, the players, Sigi, everyone is like that's what we want, that real European atmosphere. Then when some individuals confuse that by throwing smoke bombs on the field, they get tackled by some guy in a Beasley jersey and then the rest of us who usually don't throw them get looked at sorely.

I just think when you tell people flat out not to do something, that is going to give them more of a reason to do it. I don't even think CSC is really aware what is bannable and what is not. I don't think the fans are aware. And, really I think that banning things is where the real trouble comes. Plus, I'm not really sure the FO is aware on what they want to ban. If they were, they are not communicating it with us. It may help.

I know when people tell us to stop throwing streamers on bigsoccer or just before the San Jose game, even Don Garber, it just made me want to do it more. But, if McCullers or a player speaking for the front office said, "okay this is cool, this is what isn't," then I would respect that.

And, many, many clubs do smoke bombs professionally (yes, I know this is insanely hard for some of you bigsoccer folks to comprehend.) And, yes, DC fans have guys in the front of their section who light them after a goal. Many teams in Europe do smoke bombs and even flares in a professional manner. So why can't everyone just sit down and be amicable about it. Smart about it.

Crew FO: Okay we want you to look bad ass on TV, we want you to be real European. We want you to make it an intimidating place to play.

CSC: We want you to do all of that without doing all of that.

Crew drunk supporters: ******** it, I'm going to do what I want. Forget the consequences.

Listen, you tell everyone to cut that throwing them on the field shit out. Preferbly a leader before the game on a megaphone that actually works. You tell emm, but hey though since we are trying to bring an European atmosphere, if you have a smoke bomb, "light it up in this 3 by 5 sand pit box we have set up at the bottom of the section and you won't get kicked out for it. You won't have to deal with an undercover cop pretending like it's Eastern Germany 1989."

Then the old people in the section are happy because the smoke bombs are not ruining the prestine pitch or burning their imaginary coats. The young people are happy because they can still bring that European atmosphere without dealing with Beasley. And, CSC and the Crew FO are happy because they are not chasing smoke bombs all game with rakes, they are allowing their fans to be "European" in a safe controlled way, and their quelling a problem that will just get worse if you have a bunch of Rambo cops running a police state in the Nordecke.

Seriously there is a solution to make everyone happy. Just everyone wants to be on some higher level of ideals and not come down to other people's level to make it better for everyone.

Other solutions:
Groups like the HSH have told all their members not to throw smoke bombs and have found a new way to get smoke bombs out of their system on match day. By lighting them over by the railtracks on the walk over to the stadium while chanting.

And, if there is no way for a middle ground as it just seems that some people are going to throw them no matter what. And, it seems that no one except for myself can seem to think outside of the box. Then pat people down for smoke bombs before they enter the section.

Editorial: The Solution To The Smoke Bomb Dilemma



On-going Discussion About Security in the Nordecke.

My response on the issues:

I just really think it's a mass cluster fudge of non-communication between FO, supporters, and CSC. On one side the FO, the players, Sigi, everyone is like that's what we want, that real European atmosphere. Then when some individuals confuse that by throwing smoke bombs on the field, they get tackled by some guy in a Beasley jersey and then the rest of us who usually don't throw them get looked at sorely.

I just think when you tell people flat out not to do something, that is going to give them more of a reason to do it. I don't even think CSC is really aware what is bannable and what is not. I don't think the fans are aware. And, really I think that banning things is where the real trouble comes. Plus, I'm not really sure the FO is aware on what they want to ban. If they were, they are not communicating it with us. It may help.

I know when people tell us to stop throwing streamers on bigsoccer or just before the San Jose game, even Don Garber, it just made me want to do it more. But, if McCullers or a player speaking for the front office said, "okay this is cool, this is what isn't," then I would respect that.

And, many, many clubs do smoke bombs professionally (yes, I know this is insanely hard for some of you bigsoccer folks to comprehend.) And, yes, DC fans have guys in the front of their section who light them after a goal. Many teams in Europe do smoke bombs and even flares in a professional manner. So why can't everyone just sit down and be amicable about it. Smart about it.

Crew FO: Okay we want you to look bad ass on TV, we want you to be real European. We want you to make it an intimidating place to play.

CSC: We want you to do all of that without doing all of that.

Crew drunk supporters: ******** it, I'm going to do what I want. Forget the consequences.

Listen, you tell everyone to cut that throwing them on the field shit out. Preferbly a leader before the game on a megaphone that actually works. You tell emm, but hey though since we are trying to bring an European atmosphere, if you have a smoke bomb, "light it up in this 3 by 5 sand pit box we have set up at the bottom of the section and you won't get kicked out for it. You won't have to deal with an undercover cop pretending like it's Eastern Germany 1989."

Then the old people in the section are happy because the smoke bombs are not ruining the prestine pitch or burning their imaginary coats. The young people are happy because they can still bring that European atmosphere without dealing with Beasley. And, CSC and the Crew FO are happy because they are not chasing smoke bombs all game with rakes, they are allowing their fans to be "European" in a safe controlled way, and their quelling a problem that will just get worse if you have a bunch of Rambo cops running a police state in the Nordecke.

Seriously there is a solution to make everyone happy. Just everyone wants to be on some higher level of ideals and not come down to other people's level to make it better for everyone.

Other solutions:
Groups like the HSH have told all their members not to throw smoke bombs and have found a new way to get smoke bombs out of their system on match day. By lighting them over by the railtracks on the walk over to the stadium while chanting.

And, if there is no way for a middle ground as it just seems that some people are going to throw them no matter what. And, it seems that no one except for myself can seem to think outside of the box. Then pat people down for smoke bombs before they enter the section.

Editorial: The Solution To The Smoke Bomb Dilemma



On-going Discussion About Security in the Nordecke.

My response on the issues:

I just really think it's a mass cluster fudge of non-communication between FO, supporters, and CSC. On one side the FO, the players, Sigi, everyone is like that's what we want, that real European atmosphere. Then when some individuals confuse that by throwing smoke bombs on the field, they get tackled by some guy in a Beasley jersey and then the rest of us who usually don't throw them get looked at sorely.

I just think when you tell people flat out not to do something, that is going to give them more of a reason to do it. I don't even think CSC is really aware what is bannable and what is not. I don't think the fans are aware. And, really I think that banning things is where the real trouble comes. Plus, I'm not really sure the FO is aware on what they want to ban. If they were, they are not communicating it with us. It may help.

I know when people tell us to stop throwing streamers on bigsoccer or just before the San Jose game, even Don Garber, it just made me want to do it more. But, if McCullers or a player speaking for the front office said, "okay this is cool, this is what isn't," then I would respect that.

And, many, many clubs do smoke bombs professionally (yes, I know this is insanely hard for some of you bigsoccer folks to comprehend.) And, yes, DC fans have guys in the front of their section who light them after a goal. Many teams in Europe do smoke bombs and even flares in a professional manner. So why can't everyone just sit down and be amicable about it. Smart about it.

Crew FO: Okay we want you to look bad ass on TV, we want you to be real European. We want you to make it an intimidating place to play.

CSC: We want you to do all of that without doing all of that.

Crew drunk supporters: ******** it, I'm going to do what I want. Forget the consequences.

Listen, you tell everyone to cut that throwing them on the field shit out. Preferbly a leader before the game on a megaphone that actually works. You tell emm, but hey though since we are trying to bring an European atmosphere, if you have a smoke bomb, "light it up in this 3 by 5 sand pit box we have set up at the bottom of the section and you won't get kicked out for it. You won't have to deal with an undercover cop pretending like it's Eastern Germany 1989."

Then the old people in the section are happy because the smoke bombs are not ruining the prestine pitch or burning their imaginary coats. The young people are happy because they can still bring that European atmosphere without dealing with Beasley. And, CSC and the Crew FO are happy because they are not chasing smoke bombs all game with rakes, they are allowing their fans to be "European" in a safe controlled way, and their quelling a problem that will just get worse if you have a bunch of Rambo cops running a police state in the Nordecke.

Seriously there is a solution to make everyone happy. Just everyone wants to be on some higher level of ideals and not come down to other people's level to make it better for everyone.

Other solutions:
Groups like the HSH have told all their members not to throw smoke bombs and have found a new way to get smoke bombs out of their system on match day. By lighting them over by the railtracks on the walk over to the stadium while chanting.

And, if there is no way for a middle ground as it just seems that some people are going to throw them no matter what. And, it seems that no one except for myself can seem to think outside of the box. Then pat people down for smoke bombs before they enter the section.

SHITCAGO

Things I think about when I think of:







wait, no that wasn't what I was thinking about. Okay that's better.





The hot ladies of the band, Chicago Fire











SHITCAGO

Things I think about when I think of:







wait, no that wasn't what I was thinking about. Okay that's better.





The hot ladies of the band, Chicago Fire











SHITCAGO

Things I think about when I think of:







wait, no that wasn't what I was thinking about. Okay that's better.





The hot ladies of the band, Chicago Fire