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Rybka

Member Since 18 Jan 2006
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In Topic: Miazga rejects extension

Today, 02:03 PM

Shame he did not have one of our resident MF experts,
to advise him to stay here rather than go to Europe.
How is your crystal ball for Tyler Adams?

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In Topic: Club America wants Kaku

20 January 2019 - 10:16 AM

We'll end up with a sell-on ponzi deal. Lucky if we break even.


In Topic: Club America wants Kaku

19 January 2019 - 10:53 AM

US dollar is the "gold" standard of currency. Low inflation, accepted worldwide.

 

MLS owners are financially solid. Paycheck very unlikely to bounce.

 

Don't want to open a hornet's nest with other issues, use your imagination.


In Topic: No media coverage

19 January 2019 - 09:39 AM

I don't think it is primarily the fault of the FO for soccer not being successful in the NYC area. It has to do with the sports culture, and the difficulty in changing culture. From February, when spring training starts to Oct/Nov, baseball is on all the sports pages and radio/tv sports news. NFL is also on from August on to the end of the year. The NYC area sports culture is MLB/NFL. Other sports get little slices of the pie- US open tennis, Stanley Cup, NBA playoffs. The bottom line is that no society likes to change its culture.

 

So why is that not the case in other USA cities? Because the other cities did not have the success in MLB that NYC had going back to the days of Babe Ruth. So why doesn't the immigrant population of the NYC area go for MLS, as is the case in other cities? Immigrants want to assimilate and the way to do that in the NYC area is to get involved in baseball because that is what people talk about here. In other areas, baseball is not dominant so it is easier to get into soccer and MLS.

 

Culture is stubborn. Likewise, baseball or NFL stand no chance of becoming popular outside of the USA (except where it has been accepted - Japan, Korea, Cuba, Venezuela and except for ex-pats), because the culture is different. So what it comes down to is that the Northeast MLS teams (NY, NE, PHI) are basically token franchises for tv purposes. Soccer is going to grow and grow elsewhere in the USA, but not here.


In Topic: Some people follow Celtic

13 January 2019 - 01:16 PM

Don't feel like making a new thread, so I'll put the link here. It's from the Irish Prem

 

Glentoran goalkeeper Elliott Morris scores 70-yard free-kick - BBC Sport