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Metrohoboken

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#1361452 Armas Press Conference 2/13

Posted by Metrohoboken on 14 February 2020 - 07:48 AM

Did none of the people on this call ask Armas to define what the "process" is?

I think he said the process is to continue to confuse and infuriate Grelladinho.




#1361181 Sean Davis is 26 years old

Posted by Metrohoboken on 10 February 2020 - 10:05 AM

Unfortunately it seems like his ceiling is just an average MLS role player. 

lol average MLS starter on 2 SS shield winning teams and plays a sport for a living while we post about it 

 

as was said if he played straight out of high school he probably be playing in Europe now but got a degree and plays a sport for a living so worked out.

Also plays out of position as he is more of an 8.  




#1361172 Sean Davis is 26 years old

Posted by Metrohoboken on 10 February 2020 - 08:27 AM

good player stats are better then everyone thinks.

part of 2 SS winning teams.

good guy probably with NYRB for long time as player, coach who know maybe other roles as well.

 

Sean is smart and can definatley make adjustments.

 

They are definately looking to bring in a younger player to challenge for his spot.  Hope Sean raises his game.  He is also the next RZA in that he can play 3-4 spots if need be. 




#1361143 Unpopular opinion alert

Posted by Metrohoboken on 09 February 2020 - 09:29 AM

 

Driving and parking at RBA is an abortion. It legit makes me angry when I do. 

park in Newark near restaturants and Penn Station - so much better




#1361056 Unpopular opinion alert

Posted by Metrohoboken on 07 February 2020 - 02:31 PM

*unpopular opinion alert*

The MetroStars were awful. The name MetroStars was awful. And the uniforms were meh. Im glad the club is trying to do small things to appreciate the history, but I dont need a ton of reminders of a team that was perpetually under .500 and no one attended the matches. If anything, this season will be a good way to honor the 25 years, were not going to be good and the stadium will be empty.

parking at Giant Stadium was AMAZING - roll up 15 kick off, get a beer and get front row seats.  

 

(i love a dirt lot and all but getting out of there is a pain in the neck)




#1360996 NYCFC is owned by slavers

Posted by Metrohoboken on 07 February 2020 - 08:14 AM

I would not mind if they trashed the place because:

 

1.  NYCFC would likely be liable for any repairs.

 

2.  The repairs would quickly be made.

 

3.  It would further enforce the league wide perception that they have a shitty fan base full of assholes.  

 

If they were not assholes who did not break things we would have never received the great gift that is the seat stealing meme. 

what if they damage the tarps?????

;-)




#1360955 Marketing strategy - everyone's favorite topic

Posted by Metrohoboken on 06 February 2020 - 02:53 PM

The ad was on the corner of 7th Avenue and 33rd Street, directly in front of Penn Station, which has 650,000 users a day, a couple hundred thousand of which see RBA out the window of their train every day.

They should have included a note - You may have seen this spaceship out the PATH window - come visit!




#1360916 Marketing strategy - everyone's favorite topic

Posted by Metrohoboken on 06 February 2020 - 09:56 AM

https://twitter.com/...211414232653824

 

embrace the NJ aspect, directly engage with customers to get repeat business and cross promote with Ironbound and supporters groups   

 

Reference North/Central Jersey has 4 million people which is greater than other markets - Minn, Denver, Charlotte

 

(he didn't mention how to market strategy your way to better access via car but hey cross promote with parking in Ironbound helps with parking/access issues.  I guess off ramp from Rt 280 is a different thread....)

 

Me - I think the biggest barrier is CAR ACCESS and Engagement.

 

 

He likes Ninja as a jersey reveal model as the guy has mad followers

 

 

We need this guy

 

Ice to the Eskimos: How to Market a Product Nobody Wants Jon Spoelstra  

 




#1360912 New 2020 RBNY Jersey - Black

Posted by Metrohoboken on 06 February 2020 - 09:01 AM


KC? LA? San Jose? Dallas? No one has a classic logo make a return.

 

Of course, RB didn't "truly" embrace club history. But this small detail is not something they had to do. Watch the video with Sean Davis, who grew up a MetroStars fan, being excited about "red and black". I've criticized RB more than most over the years, but, given the circumstances, this is good on them.

 

Still wish we had the stripes.

 

Can I get a rainbow KC wavy rainbow jersey.

 

STAR > stripes 

 

But heck the NYRB2 jerseys should be the next color scheme. 




#1360871 Caden Clark

Posted by Metrohoboken on 05 February 2020 - 06:11 PM

they lack of interest in this signing on these boards is SMH

 

Apparently the kid had 

 

Clark had significant interest from FC Barcelona, but opted for a route with a clearer path to first team minutes.

 

I'm excited for this signing. Hoping for more




#1360490 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by Metrohoboken on 31 January 2020 - 11:55 AM

The wording of these two points negated any credibility I might find in all the other points.  Allowed????

Yes in corporate strategy spin wording.  Allowed =  cut without feeling and shown the door.  

;-)

 

- cut ties with unproductive aging club legend BWP to go instead of sticking with him and taking up time for next proven goalscorer at that.  

     - me personally I would have kept him at much reduced $$ and player coach role with eye to retiring in mid season or late season post USOC run.   

- cut ties with club legend Robles to go instead of sticking with him and taking up time for next starter at that position




#1360487 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by Metrohoboken on 31 January 2020 - 10:23 AM

Serious question: If the offseason ended today, is there anyone (not named Denis) who would give the overall rating as anything other than an F?....Is there something lower than that?

C/C+

Its pretty risky.  Not saying I am happy with it when other teams are splashing the $$$ and shopping in better markets (even those team that have not spent in the past). 

Would MUCH rather that.

Lots of uncertainty, little names and $$ spend but seems to be aligning with RBG strategy of finding players that fit their playing style, are undervalued and they can develop or develop/sell.

 

- Got significantly younger

- actually linked to players this off season

- brought in 2 new USYNT players.  1 of 2 fills 2 potential positions of need in LB and 8

- getting 2 deep at most every position

- brought back Sims 

- got rid of player who was a problem and under performing in Murillo and even got $$ for him while clearing way for next quality player in Duncan to have shot to lock down starting RB position (and even defend)

- allowed / cut ties with unproductive aging club legend BWP to go instead of sticking with him and taking up time for next proven goalscorer at that position Brian White and provide time for young development player in J$ (regardless if you think J$ will never develop)

- allowed cut ties with club legend Robles to go instead of sticking with him and taking up time for next starter at that position

- have 2 other USMNT/USYNT players on back line (ALo and Duncan)

------- although I still think ALo gets transferred now or summer latest

- also allows space for our homegrowns to get MLS playing time to see what they can do (Stroud)

- and the window doesn't even open until Feb :-)

and there is always the summer once the analytics / scouts really get going

 

oh and continues to help promote the model that NYRB can develop players, is a place for youth to come develop/play and maybe move to Europe.  Which is not a bad reputation to have since the academies soon can recruit nationally. 

 

 

 

:(  :pint:

 

This should be fun! 




#1360480 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by Metrohoboken on 31 January 2020 - 09:00 AM

IT'S A TARP!

FTFY

WINNING COMMENT




#1360471 Leo Lopes?

Posted by Metrohoboken on 31 January 2020 - 08:27 AM

don't understand the insistance on shopping in expensive parts with a kid who is thriving under a preferred coach and has legit EPL promotion chance to come to the US.  

 

Glad they are at least being active and seem to have ~ $2.5M to spend.

 

They couldn't ID someone playing in bottom half of Championship and is not happy with playing time who needs a change of scenery (in addition to Sims ;-)?




#1360390 Kemar sold

Posted by Metrohoboken on 30 January 2020 - 05:14 PM

Sad for us
Happy and good luck to Kemar
Great player 2 sheilds and you'll always have Villalba
Great guy too

The Buck is first choice LB is soooo silky as Tarek play LB. now if they sell Long.....,