Never Quit

Columbus Crew players never gave up last night, symbolically have a lot in common with their fans.

Columbus Crew after Polish winger

Columbus apparently has interest in 23 year old Przemysล‚aw Frankowski.

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 supporters section which is now 10 years old.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

7/31/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Don't mess with the I.C.G

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, or transfer or Crew, team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).

Uhh yeah. Unless you own the Columbus Crew.


The Crew getting out of their tunnel today.

Ok who am I joking. 7-7 tie. Remember who called it.

Lol, just love that picture for some reason.

Ahh, yeah add that black and gold touch. So excited!

Music break:
4B-P.O.P. (Hold it down)

7/31/16: Crew Pre-match- All Of Your Trillium's Belong To Us

It's now known.

That the Crew's only chance of hardware in 2016 is The Trillium Cup.

Against our glorious rivals.

You know what it would really take to win The Trillium Cup Columbus?

Do you really want to know?


1.) Finally using that Kei Kamara transfer money. But, not how you would think..
2.) But, instead by inviting the entire Nordecke to Toronto to raise The Trillium Cup!

Hey that's my pre-match post. I figure why not give the same effort in previewing the game as the Columbus Crew does in playing it?


7/31/16: Nordecke World Journal- Crew Fall Short on Italian, Make Up For It With Adam Jahn

"I ain't all about that Crew life. Come on I've played for Spezia, Bari, and Calcio Como of Serie C most recently."

The Columbus Crew (it is speculated, mentioned by sources) went after Osarimen Giulio Ebagua.

A 30 year old Italian of Nigerian parents; who the Crew were hoping they could disguise into their more loveable, (K Mart special) Columbus version of Balotelli.

But, Giulio turned the Crew down.

First goal in video, uhh yeah, understand why. Maybe disguise Balotelli as Giulio instead.

Considering that strike Serie B makes Championship, League 1 look like a fierce game of adult league soccer.

That and I'm sure Italian women > OSU frat girls.

Back to Balotelli...

FYI, he's looking to be rescued by the way from Liverpool, if you're looking to live up that anniversary right Precourt :-). 

Only being gawked after by Ajax; The dutch club only beats us transfer fund-wise by probably $100 million, lol.

Would love to watch 3G explain that one, "This all was in my checklist. 1.) Get rid of Kei in May 2.) Play down Ola. 3.) Eventually make room for Balotelli."

Balotelli just speaks to 3G in his dreams I hear. You know those dreams where he's scissor kicking soccer balls at the end of Titanic or 300.

Well, anyways we failed at Giulio and went with our real plan Adam Jahn.

At least a strong forward, a young forward. More of a frame, late in games, up top. Crew might actually score one goal from a cross and a header now.

Berhalter has had more luck with his forward signings lately, this could work out for Jahn. Just depends how he comes in, hopefully a lot better than some recent signings (Tarek, Larsen).

Friday, July 29, 2016

7/29/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

It's a lifestyle

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, or transfer or Crew, team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).

Prepare yourself to tie.

What happens then? Penalty kicks?

That answers that.

Perfect couple at the gym.

Since it's All Star Week and you may be as bored with MLS soccer currently as I am.

TGIF, mate.

7/29/16: Nordecke World Journal- Crew After Another Defender? William Soares

As proffered by MHaifa1913, the translated article related to this possible acquisition and shown in above image, is here.

William Soares, one 31 year old Brazilian center back who floundered a bit in the Portuguese second division, but made a career in the Isreali Premier League, could be Columbus Crew bound.

Despite, not the storybook career one would expect by all Crew signings, haha; he has bolstered himself. Since 07-08 Ribeiro Soares has been a starter every season (averaging 30 games).

First for lesser division Isreali clubs, but which led to Hapoel Be'er Sheva where he won the Isreali Premier League last season.

If his hair in the article above is any source, doing a yellow/blonde hair job in a select bit of hair like Mabwati and Tchani, he's already signed on the dotted line :-).

That was a bit ago, but should be comforting to those two that he would be game.

If this shows, he has hops and can be dangerous on set pieces which makes him Number 1 in that over every one of our defenders.

I like that he's over 6'1 and Brazilian. A Brazilian no matter will be better at playing the ball out of the back, at his feet, compared to other recent examples.

Can't cost a ton.

Really doesn't look bad.

Yet, MHaifa1913 said later on (in his post) that the Crew backed out after seeing him. But, article says Columbus already offered a contract, so we shall see.

Interesting that Columbus is looking for others in the back after acquiring Naess though. What do you think the overall plan is there?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

7/28/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, or transfer or Crew, team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).






Wednesday, July 27, 2016

7/27/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

We still love you. And Seattle's lame.

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, or transfer or Crew, team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).


I just couldn't bypass this one. I've never agreed with a point of view to such a degree before.

Some people.

Why even get upset about a football field in offseason?

Or in general since it's umm... a football field.

I'm sure Roman disapproves or does he?

Probably could've supported an entire third world country with food with what he's spent at Chelsea.

Erm... If by friends you mean 20 other guys that are forced with you to take a super awkward picture.

Seriously, hoping this All Star experience pays off for Trapp; as he doesn't deserve the "All Star" designation with his 2016, probably about his worst play. Oh well, not many people do on that roster do deserve it.

But, could probably use the pick me up/week away from Columbus. Hopefully it picks him up.

Music break:
Flosstradamus- Lighters Up

7/27/16: Crew Red Card Fouls in 2016

"Sometimes you just have to get Ted Unkel in this B."

A few days back, the Tampa Bay Rowdies posted this (lol umm classy, but sassy) video because they were upset with some of the calls they've received against their club:

Since I doubt the Columbus Crew will post their own version. Well, umm thankfully because perhaps the bitchiest move by a soccer club, I'll do it.

Because I'm a huge B.

7/27/16: World Paparazzi Hits Columbus, Ohio/ Real Madrid vs. PSG Tonight

Crew new signings of 2024

Get ready Ohio Stadium because things are about to get big.

I would love to be at this game; But, because of extenuating circumstances cannot be.

However, let's just say I've never been so excited to watch a friendly and I hope Crew fans enjoy it tonight.

This is big for the club and the city (for a few weeks, at least, until everyone forgets).

Buzzkill McGee over here.

But, at least, it's not like one of these international teams is shabby. Or one of the teams is a MLS team or a MLS All Star team.

It's Cristano Ronaldo (partying in Las Vegas tho).
Gareth Bale (In Wales using his popty ping).
David Luiz.
Edison Cavani.

If you don't know what that means... It's Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint Germain :-)

Organizers are hoping to draw 70,000 to 80,000 fans. Triple FC Cincinnati numbers
Now you're talking soccer, lol. Just make sure you post several encapsulating tweets.

“It’s great for the city that we can hold such big international events,” Crew coach Gregg Berhalter said.

It's sort of hilarious that Gregg Berhalter can even be cryptic about this.

Real Madrid practices at the Columbus Crew's Mapfre Stadium

7/27/16: Sigi Schmid Part Duex?

Alejandro Moreno talks about former manager's exit (link here).

Sigi Schmid Part Duex?

Sigi Schmid is out in his eighth year as head manager of the Seattle Sounders.

What should the Columbus Crew do about it? If anything?

One thing, make a statement soon in the future about their own manager.

Schmid's team picked up six wins this year, that's double Berhalter's.

Don't speak for everybody standing out there on Saturday's; but, if we even had 3 more wins, I would be a bit happier.

What they should do, is make an announcement that were with Gregg Berhalter throughout 2016 and beyond if that's where we are at.

Not saying the Crew shouldn't be. But, while they are at it, if they can hit the mega millions and sign Sigi as Technical Director haha I'm okay with that (Emil Larsen, Hernan Grana, Amro Tarek anyone?)

But, Crew owner Anthony Precourt shouldn't be timid to admit the plan is Berhalter if it is. Don't think he would be at all, because that's his "be all, end all" plan.

Nevertheless, it should be up for question currently.

If were going to keep him here to float, Berhalter deserves at least a vote of confidence and a reason behind it; probably a blood transfusion of confidence with how the season has gone.

But, with last season (and everything that lead to it) a floundering Berhalter, who now has the club in 19th place, still might be worth a redemption opportunity.

If that's what Precourt believes; he should actually put that twitter account to good use and make an announcement.

Say the manager "Has our backing. Were going through a rough patch. But, to get us back to the field (that Schmid got us to in 2008) makes him worth it to me. And he will get us there again shortly."

That would be a real twitter message and deep and needed.

It would also show us a plan or rather the plan.

The Crew will not do it because any discussion about Berhalter's job, opens the door to negative discussion by fans and possible rumors of his exit. The Crew rather avoid any negative conversation ever, even if clearing the air can be conducive at times.

But, why not make it concrete if it is.

Signing players like Emil Larsen and Amro Tarek as your big offseason signings and the two gaining about 17 minutes of playing time by late July, and now both gone, is a question that needs to be answered.

The inability to change formation or change play when the entire Major League Soccer league now knows our system and beats it needs answered.

And not exactly in a bad way.

GM's and Owners do this all the time in England and etc. "Hey this is our guy. So, get used to it." Just called manager backing.

So, more importantly, would I ever be interested in a Sigi Schmid Part Duex?


But, will not happen on Columbus's end or Sigi's.

I don't see Schmid as a guy that likes to go backwards (and not that the Columbus Crew of course are backwards, well :-) not in that way). But, he's already been here and achieved what he set out to do.

I think his plan was always Crew (championship), Sounders (championship in a bigger market), and with that/three MLS championships at three locales it leads to the recognition to become US Soccer's National Coach.

I still would like to think that's a possibility and the Sounders news doesn't destroy that. They're a posh spice "were great" "god's gift to American soccer" club anyway.

I would vote for him as head man now at US Soccer.
Klinsmann can go to England (oh job taken), well coach Turkey or Poland or something.

Think you could still trust Sigi to do the job.

That's one American coach that knows his soccer.

And still a badass:
Thanks Sigi Schmid from Ryan Kozlowski on Vimeo.

I just want to thank Sigi and company for 2008. In July 2008, actually today on July 27th, my dad passed away from an accident. So, winning MLS Cup that year (nowhere as important for me) but put some joy back in my life, a positive distraction along with everything then involved with Nordecke. Good writeup on Sounders decision, with quotes (link). And, obviously.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

7/26/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, or transfer or Crew, team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).

1 through 5 ranks the top 5 from Crewture's point the previous day and this morning. May not be the most important or interesting. It's almost like a FIFA ranking, lol. Just what's amusing over here (follow 400 soccer fans and websites) so could run across something.


Ehh... Better see me in the gym Cristiano

People that care this much on both sides amuse me.

Go check out the Nordecke if you want to yell or something.

Between San Antonio's and the Carolina Railhawks sideline reporter's I want to be on The Bachelor: NASL Reporters. Geezus.


Pretty much describes the Crew season.

Music break:

Monday, July 25, 2016

7/25/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, or transfer or Crew, team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).

1 through 5 ranks the top 5 from Crewture's point the previous day and this morning. May not be the most important or interesting. It's almost like a FIFA ranking, lol. Just what's amusing over here (follow 400 soccer fans and websites) so could run across something.


Ahh, yes MLS. The league where you get fined or shipped out of town quick if you offend anyone. Nice mixtape though, lol, worth a view.

May make a red card rescinded one Wednesday, lol day off.


How much of a loser do you have to be to allow Mario Balotelli in your wedding photos?

Just think the focus if you're getting married, should be more on the girl you love. Not on some bypassing Liverpool player. I wouldn't even invite GBS to my wedding photos if he was walking his puppy through my wedding shots.

Shake hands sure. But, be a man and leave it at that.


Quite dope.


Should grab this Boca Juniors attacking mid (GBS II) to take over for Higuaรญn. But, headed to the Sounders.

Bravo. Like that Pulisic and now Steffen are repping the Keystone state (I'm up by Erie, Pa).

Sunday, July 24, 2016

7/24/16: They Simply Cannot Do It

Well, at least it led to a good picture (Joe Maiorana / USA TODAY)

Beautiful weather and then sunset, a beautiful Nordecke glistening black and yellow, 20,034 in attendance... Looked like the perfect backdrop to good stuff happening.

And then, we go up 2-0.
And tie 2-2.

Haha, it's almost better if we just lose 4-nil with four goals in the first half. Then no one can say, "See little Johnny! Spuriously, once in a while, the Crew do good things!"

That's what Gregg Berhalter's post game comments tell me, "not a huge deal" although you can see his insides withering away late in games when they video cut to him. Don't just get pissed inside, be like "okay, this doesn't cut it. Players that don't start showing love for the club are added to the money for new recruits now! Goodbye and good luck."

For example, at least that devil Kamara could say he was pissed when he was pissed.

My post game took 1,440 minutes or so, because I needed a day away from that second half. Are we even trying? Or are we just not that good?

At least Tony Tchani I can praise you. Other than Higuaรญn's goal in the opener, I haven't seen many
Crew plays, goals that have made me say 'whoa' or anything. Maybe f**k? But, that was whoa.

Between that and two of his recent passes, Tchani is definitely capable of the remarkable personal moment. We could use more of that in our eleven.

Jesus. Ola could have one every game, Tchani assist/goal every other, and we still can only lose or tie. Lol, there's more ironing to do.

Anthony Precourt ‏@APrecourt 6m6 minutes ago
Lapses in concentration ruined a good effort. #CrewSC

0 retweets 0 likes

Lol, I wish it would stay 0 like and 0 retweet. I could one day make the most remarkable Crew video ever (haha is not at all) and receive 2 likes.

I could come up with the Nordecke's nickname, had a lazy role in name in 08', and my twitter would blow up to 180 followers.

But, Precourt could be like:

Anthony Precourt ‏@APrecourt 6m6 minutes ago
I farted and it made me think of the Crew's defense, gassy. #CrewSC

50 retweets  250 likes

If we wear ties for ties. Intense. "Poindexterecke" is our new nickname.

Actually would be an amusing Tifo. Just that name. Everyone dressed to the nine's. Do nerdy chants. Rarely cheer, just be boring with a cocktail.

At least we could then amount to the Crew's 2016 effort in the soccer department.

Actually would be kind of hilarious if we just made it a jazzy dance floor and cocktail hour since nothing goes on, on the field. Could've showed me that Tchani highlight and left it at that.

Who knows maybe it's our fault. All I know is it's not Meram's, don't tell him, he doesn't like fan negativity.

Anywho, something good from a beautifully crappy day...

**Cedrick had a tweet for Afful's 30th. I'm somehow older than Afful by 2 months and 7 days, damn. But, you can see their buds and you can tell on the field. The movement, one two's between them were flowing last night.

First half real crisp understanding between them. I thought it was even nicely crisp between 45th and 52nd minute. Almost effortless then.... So...

Bring on Ethan Finlay, bye Cedrick.

BERHALTER you don't have to sub, just to sub and I actually don't think Ethan had a bad 30 minutes or showing at all.

                                              Just Ethan Finlay's dad and Gregg Berhalter

I'm excited for more Afful and Cedrick on that right side I feel like it could lead to something over there. Who knows what, lol?

Also, when were up 2-0 you don't have to sub because things are going good. And if we do, sub defense since it's 90 degrees out and Kaka just came on.

Patrick Murphy ‏@_Pat_Murphy 24s25 seconds ago
This is the most disappointed I've seen Gregg Berhalter following a match. Said first half was overshadowed by lack of effort. #CrewSC

Well, do everything to be less disappointed and you will be.

Who gives a shit how disappointed he looks.

The when is the shit going to hit the fan "with so and so" that happens at most work places does not happen at the Columbus Crew.

Plain and simple. Can we just leave it at that. The fact that you can hire a guy that was crucial to your 2008 (and only) MLS Cup, and have him say or volunteer to say this..

And you only give him 3 out of 9 points at home. Whole team should be fired.

Get to offseason 2016. Fire some of the problems with a rosy "everything is wonderful and your excellent" Crew sendoff. Try again in March 2017.

Cause no matter who we sign. Let's say some other never heard of new signing joins the Crew from a forest in Iceland. Or we get a new guy back off of injury, Higuaรญn or Sauro, the 2016 Crew is a 2-2 tie sort of team day in, day out.

I'll watch from a distance.*               

* FYI , no need to call me 400 more times this season Crew ticket office (like every other week), don't worry guy that has wrote this blog for 8 years and had a crucial,
non-crucial part in Nordecke name (lol, literally what transgressed) knows how to get tickets there, doesn't need a sales pitch to be directed to your ticket sales website or where Crew stadium is, lol.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

7/23/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, or transfer or Crew, team related. Mostly either of the soccer world or once in a while comedic. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).

1 through 5 ranks the top 5 I like from the previous day and this morning. They might not be the most important or interesting. It's almost like a FIFA ranking, lol. So, what I find important.


Wil Trapp is definitely the All Star of US States.

Some of the others, are you sure you're US citizens? lol

Oh boy, that looks like my pregame party.

Well they do have glorious TFC striker Jermain Defoe.

Preview of Naess, Steffen introduction at halftime. I don't see many other Crew explosions happening (at least in a good way).

Also, include in each a soccer GIF intro and also, I used to and sometimes still DJ so I include a...

Music break:

7/23/16: Game Preview- CCSC vs. OCSC, Start both new signings

The Columbus Crew made two relatively important acquisitions this weekend for now and more importantly the future. I would start both today and here's why.

Just get it over with right away, Clark seeing the bench; in contrast to making that a Lifetime miniseries process the next year and a half.

If you do that and it does lead to a win you'll have a lot less negativity surrounding the team ASAP. Fans will be even more impressed with moves this week (some have questioned the decisions still) and be impressed that it led to a win.

I don't know if the Crew are intelligent enough to realize but if you throw both in ASAP, THEY HAVEN'T BEEN CONNECTED TO THIS PILE OF CRAP ALL YEAR.

So, could move things in an opposite direction much more quickly. Even if it does on accident, if you want to win the most in people's eyes and the Crew could use some of that with their fans currently; making two decently good acquisitions and playing both right away and it leading to a win right away is a good way to do it. Opens a new chapter.

I think Naess will start, but they will still think they owe Clark something. Which they don't. He's a guy I like, but Steffen is better (today actually).

Well, if he isn't today (especially if Steffen isn't match fit currently), he's better next week.

**That considering the only one I see the Crew starting today is Nicolai Naess.

With internationals Amro Tarek, Emil Larsen, Hernan Grana all getting perhaps homesick and leaving the Crew in the near past; Crew fans are worried that Nicolai Naess (who's never been signed outside of his native Norway) could be next.

I do not think so and here's why..

Bob Bradley.

Nicolai Naess, oddly in Norway 100% of his career is used to an American coach; As Naess started two of his first three professional seasons with an American coach.

And one whose personality is similar to our head coach. Out of just about every American player (except perhaps Michael Bradley) I've never seen two doppelganger's; or rather two guys look more pissed on the sideline than Bob Bradley and Gregg Berhalter.

So, I think Naess will have some ability to deal with an unhappy Gregg Berhalter.

In spurious, unrelated other news, Bob Bradley as US National Team Coach again?

Could say I'm crazy. But, he's a manager that impresses me more (or even more now) with having the balls to go to Egypt, Stabaek, and now Le Harve. After Le Harve, overall might be a hell of a well-rounded manager currently.

Not easy to live in Egypt and all across Europe, far away from family and friends, to pursue the best in YOUR career. God bless his wife.

If he couldn't coach the U.S. Nats out of a Saw or The Purge-like situation before I bet he can now. Umm especially compared to Jurgen Klinsmann, lol.

**That aside, my starting eleven today:

*Please just start Francis he's twice the player as Ashe. Love Ashe as a serviceable backup at RB, perhaps even LB. Think he's a great option with injuries and might still see 10-15 games a year that way. But, forgive Francis for whatever doghouse he's in, has been nowhere near the worst player in the eleven. If his form has dropped, it's half on Berhalter, for messing with his playing time.

**Start Cedrick 90 minutes, every game. Even when he gets 10 minutes, his 10 minutes look a hell of a lot more dangerous than Ethan Finlay looks in 2016 over 360 minutes. Makes a dangerous bench in the future, but wouldn't be so against putting Finlay and/or some DM's on the trading block; if we need more money after the Steffen deal to sign a good second or backup striker.

If you need a better interpretation after all my fancy notes:

Friday, July 22, 2016

7/22/16: Nordecke World Journal- Crew Sign Zack Steffen

Well, always expect the Columbus Crew to come at you with a move one wouldn't much expect at all.

I'm maybe or not at all oddly...

VERY a fan of this.

Yet, in the end, depends on the Crew's plans for Steffen and etc.

I think Steffen with time (perhaps very little) in Clark's wings; or even now could play starting keeper in MLS.

If I was Steve Clark I would be a bit worried perhaps, and would at least want to ensure my top spot by playing out of my skin.

But, if Clark implodes as he did for a few games earlier this season, it's good that Clark has something to worry about behind him. I'm glad. Because Clark has never had that healthy pressure in his three years with the Crew (IN ANY DEGREE). Everyone needs someone else behind them that keeps them playing at their best.

And akin to how Nicolai Naess is considered a good possession, pass and move center back. Zack Steffen has the strength, speed and improved ball control of a possession from the back keeper (I at least believe from seeing him with the U-20's, but we will see). It's like we were trying to play this system and getting by, when the center backs and your keeper should probably be one of the best at it.

So, two signings that make more sense in those positions in how we play. I'm good with that. Have had less productive windows in the past and we're still ongoing.

Nordecke World Journal (Crew Sign Zack Steffen) highlight video:

7/22/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Crew signed someone? Wtf, lol.


I need one of these. "Ryan does ok at his job" video promos.

Yeah I have about the reactions of those two guys.

Is it a sign in front of some gas station? Or something to do with bicycles? Whoever brokered that cool, whatever it may be.

No one in China came to see Mourinho and his boys, lol.


Good info.

Music break:
Borgeous vs. Riggi & Piros ft. Lil Jon - Savage

Thursday, July 21, 2016

7/21/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Well, thanks Crew for ruining this with your updates, omg-ish.


Woof. That is bad.

That's healthy? lol

Don't know who she is, but want to do a story on a Columbus MLS blogger? Yeah? Ok. Woof as well.

Dicktease because it won't be anything substantial. Promise you.

FYI, trying to do the whole thing where I jinx myself into the opposite occurring.

Music break:

Diplo & Zed's Dead (ft. Elliphant)- Blame

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7/20/16: Opinion

So, I guess some in the Nordeck are considering wearing ties to protest ties? :-) I don't know if it's a grand idea, could be if you're just trying to be stylish.

I guess against Orlando it would be relevant since that's the only team beating us in the tie standings.


OCFC   10
CCSC    9
Revs     8
Impact  8
Galaxy  8

Were in 2nd place, oh yeah.

We can't even win at that, lol.

But, I only see the point if it's for fun. Because sometimes your team wins and sometimes it loses, and it's just our turn to suck this year. Oh well.

But, not sure how you protest ties with more ties? If someone could describe.

Still, I think if you want to do it, got to do it right.

And by that, all 3,000 wearing a full tilt suit, even in 90 degree weather, like this:

Holding a big Tifo that says "Tie Bowl." If we still do tifo?

And making it not against the team but because were the most ludicrous fans in MLS and want to legitimately bring back a penalty shootout after tied games; because if we had some of those could be farther up the standings.

That might be constructive, lol.

Otherwise, it's going to be 100 people with ties on their heads and no one, including the team, or anyone else will understand why.

Another suggestion... Back in the day, when we were bored in the section we didn't buy ties, we bought paint and freehanded banners. I would suggest that more.

For those that already do. Thanks and keep doing.

But, honest, was a good way to make friends..
Players and organization can respect your work (lol I think, who knows).
And you take something personal from it, if you become good at it. Myself and some others didn't have to trace at the end, could freehand banners by just looking at the design.

Would definitely approve of more focus on that personally.

For example, some of us had to move boulders to make this tifo two stick happen. Some thought it was a real shitty idea, got abuse on Bigsoccer.

But, this makes a statement.

This makes a statement. That's why I wouldn't be against some voted leaders in the section who could move boulders. It's a nice American quality that we all want to lead ourselves and do our own thing. But, even America umm has to vote for Hilary or Trump.. Umm, gross.

Can't be in that bad of a place with our leaders.

If you're going to do something make a statement. Otherwise, just stand there and clap and enjoy the game. Which is totally awesome honestly as well.

Finally, not against it. Especially if we tie at home again this Saturday, lol. Just think if we're going to do it, why not make it big? Everyone in their suits for opener, as would be hilarious with 3,000 supporters looking like their going to a wedding (can change to something less warm as game goes on) with a massive tifo. If you want to make a statement, THAT will make a statement. Might take a couple weeks to plan, but deserved if we were expecting 9 out of 9 from this home span and get 3.

7/20/16: Nordecke World Journal (Nicolai Naess)

Naess.. Naessi? Naessy?

It appears that the Columbus Crew are after a center back. One Nicolai Naess of Norway (link).

1.) Cool name.

Sounds a little like a Bond villain. Can hear Sean Connery saying, "oh that Nicolai Naess of Norway."

2.) Berhalter only know people in Scandinavia? Could be worse, some very beautiful women there. But, 90% of our signings come from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and luckily not Finland.

3.) I wish he was a little bit taller. 5'11.

Berhalter has a thing for short guys.

I'm sure Real Housewives of Nordecke (@RHOfNordecke) might have a thing for Naess too; as dude makes our team twice as good looking as we used to be.

It's important if we lose, we at least look good doing it.

I seriously was looking for a highlight reel on YouTube and all I could find was Naess drinking a juice box.

I figure that's a good sign.

Now, I'm going to take a serious tone, uhh-hum.

From what some have dug up he is not the tallest, but jumps high.


Is pretty fast and excellent ball control for a center back. Even more excellent for Berhalter's system (since he has never had a center back that can possess, honestly).

Might deem one of the defensive midfielders extractable into a spot for Marcus Haber or some other new forward (as I so wish, with sprinkles and a cherry on top).

But, honestly if he's an excellent possessor at CB I would love it, at that age. It's odd that, with the system we employ, we haven't had any except for perhaps "Pipo." Giancarlo Gonzalez.

Stabaek wasn't very strong last year in this preseason match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Down 3-0 before coming back with some respectability and losing 3-2.

7/20/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

I would be alright with Berbatov.. Take note Columbus.

I usually check out anything concerning soccer, haha don't know about this though.

Everybody doing something... Except us.

Well I take that back.

Looks like were after one Nicolai Naess as a new center back.

Wish he was a little bit taller (a baller). But, happy he's Norwegian (Ola), compared to Danish (Emil).

But, can't Berhalter have a scouting network outside of Scandinavia? I regress, doesn't matter if Nicolai is the real deal.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

7/19/16: A Description of the Nordecke World Journal

As the world turns, so does the days of our lives

Every new daily post I do I have to make a video for apparently.

First, Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's. And now... Lol, my apologies.

Looking for transfer news stuff and soccer in general is very soap opera-ey, so a soap opera intro was fitting.

Probably should retweet me for wasting 48 seconds of your life there.

Or several more hours in general since 2008. Well that got real... Depressing.

Anyways, Crew transfer news around the world today is depressing obviously. Feels like February news in MLS currently. Might reformulate this to once a week.

Boom. Once a week (on Montag's) I'll post the Nordecke World Journal on here from stuff I scoured from around the world (Crew related, both transfer and general). I'll keep it under wraps, unless it's a big story or rumor which will lead to a daily special NWJ.

For example, here's a regular edition, with news I wouldn't find too pressing that could wait a few days, from yesterday:

I found a nice bit of info yesterday on Amro Tarek, who is now with his fourth team this season, lol. Makes his failure at Columbus unlikely Berhalter's fault. In general, had a couple nice remarks from yesterday's article (on twitter, Nordecke facebook, Bigsoccer, etc.).

Registered, so a few new things on Crewture:
-Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's open every day. It's just a nice way to hit some Crew stuff and everything in soccer in general, get the day going.

Article that describes that a bit better.

-Then every day I'll be checking for transfer rumors. If I stumble over one that's hot. A Nordecke World Journal will be going up on that day.

If nothing (as has been). I'll scour the Crew on google in the US and around the world, keep not needed to be shared now stories in the bank, and post an article every Monday as I did yesterday.

Ok, well let's all pray for some transfer news.

Could deter less articles like this please, lol. Just describing what's going on around these parts.

7/19/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's are twitter posts that make you happy (if you're still lost, here's like a Wikipedia definition).

And I rank them daily with my official FIFA system.

Well if it helps Trump I didn't think anything involving him could be hot.

Dope, very nice move MLS. More of this.

I have a feeling the EPL will be even more interesting this year.
Looks like Pulisic has a new 19 year old bestie, BFF.

I'm hoping for one thing in this 2016. That we can make dope commercials, come on Crew.

Music break:
Flinch & Infuse- Black Hole