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N8ballz

Member Since 19 Feb 2004
Offline Last Active Jan 30 2020 02:26 PM

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In Topic: West Ham bid for Long rejected?

28 January 2020 - 12:00 PM

Well West Hams management has been an incompetent mess so if Long does move he'll feel right at home.  If I was Long I'd want to go somewhere stable and not a team that's drowning. It's really not a great situation to move to.


In Topic: West Ham bid for Long rejected?

26 January 2020 - 03:23 PM

We definitely have a chance to win the USL with this roster.

In Topic: Lade retires

23 October 2019 - 05:51 PM

He even went on loan to a lesser club when struggling for playing time!

I think that qualifies him then.  Our first true "academy product"! 

They should have special one off can of Red Bull made for his retirement with his face on it and the tagline "Get Lade with Red Bull".


In Topic: Lade retires

23 October 2019 - 05:23 PM

Is he the first player to a have a true European style soccer career arc?  Academy, then sticking with the first team for more than a handful of games/seasons and retire with the team.  That alone is an accomplishment beyond individual contribution to the team over the years. 

What it means to be a product of our academy seems to be a bit murky to me. 

 

Either way that experience should be a useful tool in recruiting and mentoring talent for the academy.  If he works for the team.  He made a name for himself in local soccer without being a phenom.


In Topic: What would it take for Red Bull to sell?

21 October 2019 - 07:04 PM

We dont get 5k crowds, nor will we. Our attendance is nothing to be proud of, but that is a gross exaggeration and one founded in pessimism and frustration. I certainly dont blame you for the pessimism and frustration, I feel the same, but we also need to stay grounded in reality. Take a look at some of the situations around the league. We are far from being on the chopping block, if MLS were to step in on any clubs.

We might not be on the chopping block but RB isn't doing anything to encourage this fan base.  Just the opposite really.