If Nemeth has strong interest in MLS return, Columbus has strong interest in him.

We currently sit number one in the allocation order, so if we want him can get him.

Crew SC vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Friendly.

In German, but hey may really need something Crew soccer to watch. So here it is.

Welcome to Crewture.

Which stands for Crew and Culture, and follows Crew supporter culture. Created around the Nordecke creation and used to follow the rise of the new supporters section which is now 9 years old.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

4/1/09: Guest Player Tony Labudovski Has Good Showing


Scored lone goal in Crew Reserves victory on Sunday.

Tony Labudovski scored the lone goal in the Crew Reserves game on Sunday, Labudovski collected a ball from Stanley Nyazamba in the 29th minute and struck it into the net to give the Crew Reserves a 1-0 win over the University of Louisville. Labudovski originally from Reynoldsburg, Ohio went to Wright State where he scored 20 goals and 9 assists as a left midfielder during his career. Labudovski led Wright State in 2005 with 9 goals and made Horizon League's All First Team. If I had to guess from his bio page which has Labudovski playing in 2003, 2004, and 2005. Labudovski must have missed the 2006 season because of some sort of injury as in college you get only four years of eligibility. Because here are some match reports from 2007 with Labudovski in the Wright State lineup. Then in 2008 Labudovski went overseas to play for Vagnharad SK of the Swedish Third Division which apparently doesn't have a website, wikipedia page, or much else in the way of information online. However, Crew fans that know of Labudovski said he tallied 9 goals and 5 assists during his season over there.

Has been at the Info Sport Combine the last couple of years:
Not a bad review in 2008or 2009. But, not amazing reviews either.

Anyways, either we are bringing Labudovski in because of injuries and we need warm bodies for the Reserves. Or Pat Noonan's injury may be worse then we all expected and we may have a roster spot open for half the season until Noonan comes back from a possible injured reserve designation. That's a little speculation as the Crew probably brings in extra bodies all the time for reserve matches.

4/1/09: Guest Player Tony Labudovski Has Good Showing


Scored lone goal in Crew Reserves victory on Sunday.

Tony Labudovski scored the lone goal in the Crew Reserves game on Sunday, Labudovski collected a ball from Stanley Nyazamba in the 29th minute and struck it into the net to give the Crew Reserves a 1-0 win over the University of Louisville. Labudovski originally from Reynoldsburg, Ohio went to Wright State where he scored 20 goals and 9 assists as a left midfielder during his career. Labudovski led Wright State in 2005 with 9 goals and made Horizon League's All First Team. If I had to guess from his bio page which has Labudovski playing in 2003, 2004, and 2005. Labudovski must have missed the 2006 season because of some sort of injury as in college you get only four years of eligibility. Because here are some match reports from 2007 with Labudovski in the Wright State lineup. Then in 2008 Labudovski went overseas to play for Vagnharad SK of the Swedish Third Division which apparently doesn't have a website, wikipedia page, or much else in the way of information online. However, Crew fans that know of Labudovski said he tallied 9 goals and 5 assists during his season over there.

Has been at the Info Sport Combine the last couple of years:
Not a bad review in 2008or 2009. But, not amazing reviews either.

Anyways, either we are bringing Labudovski in because of injuries and we need warm bodies for the Reserves. Or Pat Noonan's injury may be worse then we all expected and we may have a roster spot open for half the season until Noonan comes back from a possible injured reserve designation. That's a little speculation as the Crew probably brings in extra bodies all the time for reserve matches.

4/1/09: Guest Player Tony Labudovski Has Good Showing


Scored lone goal in Crew Reserves victory on Sunday.

Tony Labudovski scored the lone goal in the Crew Reserves game on Sunday, Labudovski collected a ball from Stanley Nyazamba in the 29th minute and struck it into the net to give the Crew Reserves a 1-0 win over the University of Louisville. Labudovski originally from Reynoldsburg, Ohio went to Wright State where he scored 20 goals and 9 assists as a left midfielder during his career. Labudovski led Wright State in 2005 with 9 goals and made Horizon League's All First Team. If I had to guess from his bio page which has Labudovski playing in 2003, 2004, and 2005. Labudovski must have missed the 2006 season because of some sort of injury as in college you get only four years of eligibility. Because here are some match reports from 2007 with Labudovski in the Wright State lineup. Then in 2008 Labudovski went overseas to play for Vagnharad SK of the Swedish Third Division which apparently doesn't have a website, wikipedia page, or much else in the way of information online. However, Crew fans that know of Labudovski said he tallied 9 goals and 5 assists during his season over there.

Has been at the Info Sport Combine the last couple of years:
Not a bad review in 2008or 2009. But, not amazing reviews either.

Anyways, either we are bringing Labudovski in because of injuries and we need warm bodies for the Reserves. Or Pat Noonan's injury may be worse then we all expected and we may have a roster spot open for half the season until Noonan comes back from a possible injured reserve designation. That's a little speculation as the Crew probably brings in extra bodies all the time for reserve matches.

3/31/09: Another Crew Video From Saturday

A little video from before the start of the game:

3/31/09: Another Crew Video From Saturday

A little video from before the start of the game:

3/31/09: Another Crew Video From Saturday

A little video from before the start of the game:

3/31/09: Is that new car scent wearing off for TFC?

This railing sucks.

Articles and editorials are starting to trickle out across both the USA and Canada now from the aftermath of the game played on Saturday. It will be interesting to see if the supporter's groups in Toronto will respond to the pressure and start policing their own fans. From my point of view, it seems like most of the fans there that caused problems didn't even know who was on the field for their team, just there to cause trouble. What scares me is if the conduct of their fans will have negative impact on families attending Crew games later this season. If I was a middle aged father, I do not know if I could bring my family through the exits of the stadium where macing, tasering, and fans destroying stadium property could continue. I agree in the fact that the CPD was both underprepared and overzealous, but some real issues in Toronto need to be discussed.

Some articles:
Toronto FC needs to control its fans right now


Simply embarrassing:
TFC fans involved in Columbus ruckus not hooligans, just idiots hopped up on liquid courage
according to Toronto Sun.


(Crewfighter add in note to what Shady posted above: Of course our fans are not all angels as well. Both sides need to learn how to keep their cool and not be so easily baited. The best solution in my opinion is to hold the away team, no exceptions, in their seats for 30 minutes after the game.)

3/31/09: Is that new car scent wearing off for TFC?

This railing sucks.

Articles and editorials are starting to trickle out across both the USA and Canada now from the aftermath of the game played on Saturday. It will be interesting to see if the supporter's groups in Toronto will respond to the pressure and start policing their own fans. From my point of view, it seems like most of the fans there that caused problems didn't even know who was on the field for their team, just there to cause trouble. What scares me is if the conduct of their fans will have negative impact on families attending Crew games later this season. If I was a middle aged father, I do not know if I could bring my family through the exits of the stadium where macing, tasering, and fans destroying stadium property could continue. I agree in the fact that the CPD was both underprepared and overzealous, but some real issues in Toronto need to be discussed.

Some articles:
Toronto FC needs to control its fans right now


Simply embarrassing:
TFC fans involved in Columbus ruckus not hooligans, just idiots hopped up on liquid courage
according to Toronto Sun.


(Crewfighter add in note to what Shady posted above: Of course our fans are not all angels as well. Both sides need to learn how to keep their cool and not be so easily baited. The best solution in my opinion is to hold the away team, no exceptions, in their seats for 30 minutes after the game.)

3/31/09: Is that new car scent wearing off for TFC?

This railing sucks.

Articles and editorials are starting to trickle out across both the USA and Canada now from the aftermath of the game played on Saturday. It will be interesting to see if the supporter's groups in Toronto will respond to the pressure and start policing their own fans. From my point of view, it seems like most of the fans there that caused problems didn't even know who was on the field for their team, just there to cause trouble. What scares me is if the conduct of their fans will have negative impact on families attending Crew games later this season. If I was a middle aged father, I do not know if I could bring my family through the exits of the stadium where macing, tasering, and fans destroying stadium property could continue. I agree in the fact that the CPD was both underprepared and overzealous, but some real issues in Toronto need to be discussed.

Some articles:
Toronto FC needs to control its fans right now


Simply embarrassing:
TFC fans involved in Columbus ruckus not hooligans, just idiots hopped up on liquid courage
according to Toronto Sun.


(Crewfighter add in note to what Shady posted above: Of course our fans are not all angels as well. Both sides need to learn how to keep their cool and not be so easily baited. The best solution in my opinion is to hold the away team, no exceptions, in their seats for 30 minutes after the game.)

3/31/09: Crew News Going Into Rio Tinto


(Pic by: Getty Images)

**Crew Not In Panic Mode After Draw

Excerpt from Jason Garey saying the fans shouldn't worry:
"They don't need to be worried," he said. "If they watched the games they'll see we're creating chances. We were dangerous in the first half. Eddie (Gaven) hit the post. Manu (Emmanuel Ekpo) had a couple of chances. I had a chance or two I should have put away.

"If we were playing really poorly they should be worried. I don't think we are. We did well to come back in Houston and we could have won that game as well and we just didn't."

**Opening Loss Can't Shake RSL Faith

"We just have to be a little bit sharper in front of both goals," midfielder Will Johnson said. "Overall, we definitely can play a lot better."

3/31/09: Crew News Going Into Rio Tinto


(Pic by: Getty Images)

**Crew Not In Panic Mode After Draw

Excerpt from Jason Garey saying the fans shouldn't worry:
"They don't need to be worried," he said. "If they watched the games they'll see we're creating chances. We were dangerous in the first half. Eddie (Gaven) hit the post. Manu (Emmanuel Ekpo) had a couple of chances. I had a chance or two I should have put away.

"If we were playing really poorly they should be worried. I don't think we are. We did well to come back in Houston and we could have won that game as well and we just didn't."

**Opening Loss Can't Shake RSL Faith

"We just have to be a little bit sharper in front of both goals," midfielder Will Johnson said. "Overall, we definitely can play a lot better."

3/31/09: Crew News Going Into Rio Tinto


(Pic by: Getty Images)

**Crew Not In Panic Mode After Draw

Excerpt from Jason Garey saying the fans shouldn't worry:
"They don't need to be worried," he said. "If they watched the games they'll see we're creating chances. We were dangerous in the first half. Eddie (Gaven) hit the post. Manu (Emmanuel Ekpo) had a couple of chances. I had a chance or two I should have put away.

"If we were playing really poorly they should be worried. I don't think we are. We did well to come back in Houston and we could have won that game as well and we just didn't."

**Opening Loss Can't Shake RSL Faith

"We just have to be a little bit sharper in front of both goals," midfielder Will Johnson said. "Overall, we definitely can play a lot better."

3/31/09: Toronto Papers Coming Down Harshly On TFC Fans



**"The Crowd Goes Wild" By Lance Hornby:

An entertaining excerpt from a Toronto fan, got to like this guy:
"Some, but not all, were drunken boobs who didn't know if they were in Baffin Island or Columbus, Ohio," a fan named Chris told Sun Media, not wanting his last name used.

"They were very disrespectful during the American anthem, they hid under a giant red flag and threw smoke bombs at the security guards on the sidelines ... one of my own friends was even chanting 'you have no health care' at their fans.

"I try and keep an open mind, but I also believe in respect. They are blue-collar people such as ourselves. There were some tough looking Columbus fans with bandanas covering their faces who were headed towards the TFC fans, so when you ask for trouble, you get trouble."


That last sentence is pretty amusing and probably has some truth to it.

**Simply Embarrassing By Gareth Wheeler

Excerpt:
They're idiots, all hopped up on liquid courage, choosing to damage, destroy and devalue the product. When it comes to knowledge of Major League Soccer, they're clueless. Why else would they choose to throw smoke bombs while on the side of their own net, smoking out goalkeeper Greg Sutton?

TFC supporters need to police themselves for the sake of their own reputation. The problem is, it doesn't seem like they will or can.

I think it was mainly the cops and the security plan. But, both sides have to work on their temperment's as well and not being so easily baited.

**Another From Toronto's FAN 590

**Also from the Toronto Star

3/31/09: Toronto Papers Coming Down Harshly On TFC Fans



**"The Crowd Goes Wild" By Lance Hornby:

An entertaining excerpt from a Toronto fan, got to like this guy:
"Some, but not all, were drunken boobs who didn't know if they were in Baffin Island or Columbus, Ohio," a fan named Chris told Sun Media, not wanting his last name used.

"They were very disrespectful during the American anthem, they hid under a giant red flag and threw smoke bombs at the security guards on the sidelines ... one of my own friends was even chanting 'you have no health care' at their fans.

"I try and keep an open mind, but I also believe in respect. They are blue-collar people such as ourselves. There were some tough looking Columbus fans with bandanas covering their faces who were headed towards the TFC fans, so when you ask for trouble, you get trouble."


That last sentence is pretty amusing and probably has some truth to it.

**Simply Embarrassing By Gareth Wheeler

Excerpt:
They're idiots, all hopped up on liquid courage, choosing to damage, destroy and devalue the product. When it comes to knowledge of Major League Soccer, they're clueless. Why else would they choose to throw smoke bombs while on the side of their own net, smoking out goalkeeper Greg Sutton?

TFC supporters need to police themselves for the sake of their own reputation. The problem is, it doesn't seem like they will or can.

I think it was mainly the cops and the security plan. But, both sides have to work on their temperment's as well and not being so easily baited.

**Another From Toronto's FAN 590

**Also from the Toronto Star

3/31/09: Toronto Papers Coming Down Harshly On TFC Fans



**"The Crowd Goes Wild" By Lance Hornby:

An entertaining excerpt from a Toronto fan, got to like this guy:
"Some, but not all, were drunken boobs who didn't know if they were in Baffin Island or Columbus, Ohio," a fan named Chris told Sun Media, not wanting his last name used.

"They were very disrespectful during the American anthem, they hid under a giant red flag and threw smoke bombs at the security guards on the sidelines ... one of my own friends was even chanting 'you have no health care' at their fans.

"I try and keep an open mind, but I also believe in respect. They are blue-collar people such as ourselves. There were some tough looking Columbus fans with bandanas covering their faces who were headed towards the TFC fans, so when you ask for trouble, you get trouble."


That last sentence is pretty amusing and probably has some truth to it.

**Simply Embarrassing By Gareth Wheeler

Excerpt:
They're idiots, all hopped up on liquid courage, choosing to damage, destroy and devalue the product. When it comes to knowledge of Major League Soccer, they're clueless. Why else would they choose to throw smoke bombs while on the side of their own net, smoking out goalkeeper Greg Sutton?

TFC supporters need to police themselves for the sake of their own reputation. The problem is, it doesn't seem like they will or can.

I think it was mainly the cops and the security plan. But, both sides have to work on their temperment's as well and not being so easily baited.

**Another From Toronto's FAN 590

**Also from the Toronto Star

Monday, March 30, 2009

3/31/09: John Carver Shhs Soccer Mom's and Crewcat

And, I just shhs-ed Crew Cat up there and some soccer families. Teach them for supporting their club and celebrating during their non- own goal. We have tied them!!!! Yes!! YES! Best feeling eva! There should be no clapping by Columbus fans when they tie at home (okay I agree with that). I'm on top of the world, I'm John Carver but I feel like Theirry Henry shhs-ing a crowd after the other teams left defender scores the goal that gives us a tie!!

Man were they really getting on his case at midfield or something? I could understand if you put his bench near the Nordecke. I guess we must be rubbing off on our midfield fans on the far side or Carver is delusional and shhs-ing yellow seats. Either way I find it quite hillarous how estatic they were to get the tie. Fans, players, and Carver. Everyone acted like they just won the World Cup, while Carver acted like a classless baby that just won the World Cup:


Lol, what the f are you shhs-ing about, you tied you nonce.

Still tells the tale of the quality difference. I was never thrilled by either tie when I was in Toronto last year. But, TFC goes into raptures.

I would love to see us win in a month there and have Warzycha do some shhs-ing. Oh wait our coach wouldn't do that because he has class and isn't a child. I already got my Carver related tifo idea for the next home game, since you probably can't bring anything into BMO.

3/31/09: John Carver Shhs Soccer Mom's and Crewcat

And, I just shhs-ed Crew Cat up there and some soccer families. Teach them for supporting their club and celebrating during their non- own goal. We have tied them!!!! Yes!! YES! Best feeling eva! There should be no clapping by Columbus fans when they tie at home (okay I agree with that). I'm on top of the world, I'm John Carver but I feel like Theirry Henry shhs-ing a crowd after the other teams left defender scores the goal that gives us a tie!!

Man were they really getting on his case at midfield or something? I could understand if you put his bench near the Nordecke. I guess we must be rubbing off on our midfield fans on the far side or Carver is delusional and shhs-ing yellow seats. Either way I find it quite hillarous how estatic they were to get the tie. Fans, players, and Carver. Everyone acted like they just won the World Cup, while Carver acted like a classless baby that just won the World Cup:


Lol, what the f are you shhs-ing about, you tied you nonce.

Still tells the tale of the quality difference. I was never thrilled by either tie when I was in Toronto last year. But, TFC goes into raptures.

I would love to see us win in a month there and have Warzycha do some shhs-ing. Oh wait our coach wouldn't do that because he has class and isn't a child. I already got my Carver related tifo idea for the next home game, since you probably can't bring anything into BMO.

3/31/09: John Carver Shhs Soccer Mom's and Crewcat

And, I just shhs-ed Crew Cat up there and some soccer families. Teach them for supporting their club and celebrating during their non- own goal. We have tied them!!!! Yes!! YES! Best feeling eva! There should be no clapping by Columbus fans when they tie at home (okay I agree with that). I'm on top of the world, I'm John Carver but I feel like Theirry Henry shhs-ing a crowd after the other teams left defender scores the goal that gives us a tie!!

Man were they really getting on his case at midfield or something? I could understand if you put his bench near the Nordecke. I guess we must be rubbing off on our midfield fans on the far side or Carver is delusional and shhs-ing yellow seats. Either way I find it quite hillarous how estatic they were to get the tie. Fans, players, and Carver. Everyone acted like they just won the World Cup, while Carver acted like a classless baby that just won the World Cup:


Lol, what the f are you shhs-ing about, you tied you nonce.

Still tells the tale of the quality difference. I was never thrilled by either tie when I was in Toronto last year. But, TFC goes into raptures.

I would love to see us win in a month there and have Warzycha do some shhs-ing. Oh wait our coach wouldn't do that because he has class and isn't a child. I already got my Carver related tifo idea for the next home game, since you probably can't bring anything into BMO.

3/31/09: More Pictures of Nordecke From Columbus vs. TFC Game


(Pic by Allen)


(Pic by Astra Porta)


(Pic by Astra Porta)

The not so extreme after game stituation, think the cops didn't react enough in the beginning and then overcompensated by overreacting:

(Pic by Astra Porta)

Probably should wait for the section to fill up next time, but another pic:

(Pic by: sjgardiner)


(Pic by: Marc and Shelley)

I also like the class from both sides for not blaming each other for the most part for the after game stuff. Also, for giving respect where respect is due. I have seen many complimetary comments from TFC fans and I have to give props for their banners and the atmosphere they brought as well. Especially, after Padula's goal. :-)

I get a kick out of both sides demonstrations. Our own and theirs, definitely more fun to go against someone on the opposite end. Instead of going against Colorado or 5 Red Bull or New England supporters that come to town. We still will bring it either way and we are all thinking of how to improve our demonstrations and keep the noise coming like we have been doing.

Here is a cool thread, guess they are not all that bad. Some suck of course and I'll always dislike them before a game. Especially the trolls. But, this is alright.

Pics from Allen:

Random ass throwing object of the day, ramen noodles:



That's a head scratcher. Right up there with the big ass bag of popcorn into the TFC fans on the concourse. Although I did sort of smirk at that.



Another random ass funny story, my one buddy second from left was trying to help a friend and break up a fight on the top of the South End. And, he sort of has long hair and some TFC fan pulled on it as a fight move. I found it sort of amusing before I pulled the guy away. I told him he should of cut his hair for the game.





My ugly ass:
Allen and his kid:

3/31/09: More Pictures of Nordecke From Columbus vs. TFC Game


(Pic by Allen)


(Pic by Astra Porta)


(Pic by Astra Porta)

The not so extreme after game stituation, think the cops didn't react enough in the beginning and then overcompensated by overreacting:

(Pic by Astra Porta)

Probably should wait for the section to fill up next time, but another pic:

(Pic by: sjgardiner)


(Pic by: Marc and Shelley)

I also like the class from both sides for not blaming each other for the most part for the after game stuff. Also, for giving respect where respect is due. I have seen many complimetary comments from TFC fans and I have to give props for their banners and the atmosphere they brought as well. Especially, after Padula's goal. :-)

I get a kick out of both sides demonstrations. Our own and theirs, definitely more fun to go against someone on the opposite end. Instead of going against Colorado or 5 Red Bull or New England supporters that come to town. We still will bring it either way and we are all thinking of how to improve our demonstrations and keep the noise coming like we have been doing.

Here is a cool thread, guess they are not all that bad. Some suck of course and I'll always dislike them before a game. Especially the trolls. But, this is alright.

Pics from Allen:

Random ass throwing object of the day, ramen noodles:



That's a head scratcher. Right up there with the big ass bag of popcorn into the TFC fans on the concourse. Although I did sort of smirk at that.



Another random ass funny story, my one buddy second from left was trying to help a friend and break up a fight on the top of the South End. And, he sort of has long hair and some TFC fan pulled on it as a fight move. I found it sort of amusing before I pulled the guy away. I told him he should of cut his hair for the game.





My ugly ass:
Allen and his kid:

3/31/09: More Pictures of Nordecke From Columbus vs. TFC Game


(Pic by Allen)


(Pic by Astra Porta)


(Pic by Astra Porta)

The not so extreme after game stituation, think the cops didn't react enough in the beginning and then overcompensated by overreacting:

(Pic by Astra Porta)

Probably should wait for the section to fill up next time, but another pic:

(Pic by: sjgardiner)


(Pic by: Marc and Shelley)

I also like the class from both sides for not blaming each other for the most part for the after game stuff. Also, for giving respect where respect is due. I have seen many complimetary comments from TFC fans and I have to give props for their banners and the atmosphere they brought as well. Especially, after Padula's goal. :-)

I get a kick out of both sides demonstrations. Our own and theirs, definitely more fun to go against someone on the opposite end. Instead of going against Colorado or 5 Red Bull or New England supporters that come to town. We still will bring it either way and we are all thinking of how to improve our demonstrations and keep the noise coming like we have been doing.

Here is a cool thread, guess they are not all that bad. Some suck of course and I'll always dislike them before a game. Especially the trolls. But, this is alright.

Pics from Allen:

Random ass throwing object of the day, ramen noodles:



That's a head scratcher. Right up there with the big ass bag of popcorn into the TFC fans on the concourse. Although I did sort of smirk at that.



Another random ass funny story, my one buddy second from left was trying to help a friend and break up a fight on the top of the South End. And, he sort of has long hair and some TFC fan pulled on it as a fight move. I found it sort of amusing before I pulled the guy away. I told him he should of cut his hair for the game.





My ugly ass:
Allen and his kid:

3/30/09: Columbus Crew News


The patent Frankie Hejduk goal celebration.

**From Sports Illustrated, Hejduk Making A Strong Case For National Team Starter. Frankie had an excellent game against Mexico and a great game with the tying goal and the previous assist against El Salvador. USA was down 2-0 before Hejduk went attacking (highlights from 4th to 5th minute). Hopefully he will be back on Thursday. But, it's doubtful with T&T on Wednesday. Should be back Sunday against Chivas.



**Goal.com Still Ranks Crew Tops

**A little video during the two sticks:

3/30/09: Columbus Crew News


The patent Frankie Hejduk goal celebration.

**From Sports Illustrated, Hejduk Making A Strong Case For National Team Starter. Frankie had an excellent game against Mexico and a great game with the tying goal and the previous assist against El Salvador. USA was down 2-0 before Hejduk went attacking (highlights from 4th to 5th minute). Hopefully he will be back on Thursday. But, it's doubtful with T&T on Wednesday. Should be back Sunday against Chivas.



**Goal.com Still Ranks Crew Tops

**A little video during the two sticks: