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BillFromAstoria

Member Since 12 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 16 2020 09:34 PM

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In Topic: No CL for ManCity?

14 February 2020 - 09:36 PM

My best guess:

 

• CAS will give them an injunction to play in the 2020-21 UCL until the ruling is decided

• CAS will rule in favor of UEFA but reduce the ruling to one year

• City won't finish top 4 in the 2020-21 EPL anyway after Pep and a number of players leave, making the whole thing moot


In Topic: Stadium updates

09 January 2020 - 10:10 PM

I feel like I might go to more Sky Blue games than RBNY games this year. At least for them, filling the lower bowl would be seen as a huge accomplishment. 


In Topic: Has the team ever been booed on opening day?

14 December 2019 - 09:55 PM

Honestly if your problem is ownership and not the players on the field, just don't go. Showing up and booing is just putting money in Red Bull's pocket and giving shit to the wrong guys.

If Red Bull cared how much money people spent at the stadium, you'd see a more concentrated ad budget and a larger marketing team at the club. They're invested in MLS and American soccer as a whole. That's why single-entity works in MLS. And with SUM, they get a cut of the success (or lack thereof) of the USMNT and USWNT as well. Going to the game or not makes such a minuscule difference to them. Their club in Salzburg regularly fills up 30% of their stadium for league matches. They don't care. You think they're going to care here?


In Topic: RBS: feeder club for ManU

29 October 2019 - 08:02 PM

Haaland could legitimately score 70 goals in a MLS season. He's Norwegian, so you know he's comfortable playing on turf. 


In Topic: If Red Bull had to do it over

09 October 2019 - 09:05 PM

Considering their other teams are in Liepzig and Salzburg, I am not sure Miami is too on brand. 

I guess when I think of a place where I was going to drink a gallon of Red Bull & vodka and go crazy, my mind thinks of South Beach first, not necessarily North Jersey. 

 

Worth noting that they only ended up in Leipzig after trying and failing to buy a number of clubs, including (hysterically) St. Pauli, Fortuna Düsseldorf, and 1860 Munich. And—credit where credit it's due—unlike what they did here and in Salzburg, Red Bull re-formed the lower division club they bought out—SSV Markranstädt—one division below them. And they still exist to this day. This made the NYCFC tifo with the tombstones of all the clubs Red Bull kills doubly dumb: A) they thought they bought and re-branded Lokomotive Leipzig, which—as a bunch of Nazi motherfuckers, they ought to know is still very much active, and B): Markranstädt never actually died!