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Author Topic: USA Football Leagues 2017  (Read 3514 times)

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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #45 on: October 19, 2017, 08:20:17 PM »
Columbus Crew might be moving to Austin.

Also possible that people in Columbus who have already paid for 2018 ST’s might not get a refund


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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #46 on: October 19, 2017, 10:50:26 PM »
Seems like the owner is trying to blackmail the local authorities into building them a new stadium in Columbus city centre, even though their current stadium is only twenty minutes from the city centre, ideal for their needs, and less than twenty years old. Hopefully the league tell him to get fucked.

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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #47 on: October 20, 2017, 11:15:41 AM »
One of the many things about sport in the Colonies that I'll never get my head round is billionaire owners expecting local authorities to build/finance their stadium

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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #48 on: October 20, 2017, 12:27:14 PM »
One of the many things about sport in the Colonies that I'll never get my head round is billionaire owners expecting local authorities to build/finance their stadium

Expecting and succeeding in most, if not all, cases. Taxpayer-subsidised sport sounds a bit Socialist.

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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2017, 01:27:36 PM »
Revenue sharing, the draft, city-financed stadiums. Colonial sport is bordering on Communism

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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2017, 09:55:27 PM »
Ffs, Vancouver Lion, how could the Whitecaps let Liam Ridgewell score?

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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #51 on: October 23, 2017, 11:18:33 AM »
This is an interesting topic. Many years ago I worked in Baltimore MD. Whilst I was there I adopted the ‘Baltimore Colts’ as my NFL team (they played in Blue & White).

They wanted the City council to upgrade or replace the dilapidated Memorial Stadium for them. After years of whingeing and whining about lack of support from the City, crap team/results and declining attendances (sound familiar?) the owner upped sticks and moved the franchise to Indianapolis, almost literally overnight.

Interestingly the NFL archives records the ‘Colts Franchise’ as one unbroken record. In their eyes the franchise is the most important and relevant thing and its home city location as of secondary importance.

Personally I prefer our own parochial tribalism and look forward to the latest episode this weekend,

Cheers

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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #52 on: October 24, 2017, 12:07:12 PM »
This is an interesting topic. Many years ago I worked in Baltimore MD. Whilst I was there I adopted the ‘Baltimore Colts’ as my NFL team (they played in Blue & White).

They wanted the City council to upgrade or replace the dilapidated Memorial Stadium for them. After years of whingeing and whining about lack of support from the City, crap team/results and declining attendances (sound familiar?) the owner upped sticks and moved the franchise to Indianapolis, almost literally overnight.

IIRC folks on here are well versed in NFL history

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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #53 on: October 27, 2017, 05:05:31 PM »
Excellent playoff match last night btw Atlanta & Columbus. End-to-end action, great saves from Guzan and Steffen, numerous shots off of the posts and crossbar....

...ended 0-0 and anti-climatically went to penalties where Atlanta crumbled and/or Columbus' keeper saved the day.


EDIT: MLS Record attendance for match (67,221)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2017, 07:32:10 PM by Comrade Blitz »

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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2017, 08:03:39 AM »
Fuck off, Clint Dempsey. ☹

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Re: USA Football Leagues 2017
« Reply #55 on: November 06, 2017, 11:53:02 AM »
MLS Semi-finals  (two-legs):

Columbus v Toronto
Seattle v Houston

Interesting scenario shaping up here with Columbus on the verge of a championship then possibly moving to Austin. #DoYouBelieveInMiracles?