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#1361510 No CL for ManCity?

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 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

#1358908 Stadium updates

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 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. 

#1341661 Stadium updates

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 01 March 2019 - 08:26 AM

The grass behind the goal near the South Ward always dies by the end of the season. It's not a great look. To replace it with turf is just fine for me. Focus their energy on the playing field. Who cares about the sides. By mid-summer the color of the grass will be rich and full, matching the color of the turf and nobody will notice. 

#1331001 Metro PK history: 1996-2018

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 02 August 2018 - 06:31 PM

Cooper 3/4 = 75%

Ugh… the one…

#1289792 Metro Related T-Shirts

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 31 October 2016 - 06:43 PM



If you haven't already bought one of my 1996 NY T-shirts—and my thanks to everyone in this forum who got me started selling shirts back in 2011—now's your best chance. All of them, especially the hoodies, are 20% off when you use the code SAVE20NOW at checkout. 


Visit 1996NY.com for more.

#1281176 Gordie Howe Hat Trick (Goal-Assist-Red Card)

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 10 June 2016 - 09:16 AM

(RIP Gordie Howe)


Far as I know, Thierry Henry is the only RBNY player to score a "Gordie Howe Hat Trick" in a game. He earned a Goal, Assist, and a Red Card against Portland in 2011.


Has any other NY player earned this feat?

#1271239 Mike V

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 03 November 2015 - 06:28 PM

When I started coming to games in 2010, Mike V's "Car Wash" yell was a piece of the atmosphere I fell in love with. When I started selling my T-shirts in 2011, he was one of the first to commit to buying one. 


I want to yell his "Car Wash" howl on Sunday, even if that's impolite.


Maybe if I do it loud enough, he just might hear it somewhere in that black ether…

#1265846 Results Watch

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 16 August 2015 - 11:11 AM

I haven't updated it for this week yet, but my goals-per-game result predictor doesn't see us losing a game the rest of the season—eventually winning the shield. That's not my bias, we're that good at home, pretty good on the road, and we don't have as tough a remaining schedule as some other teams do.




It's not logical, just mathematical. 

#1263819 2016: with Austrian Austerity, who gets a raise?

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 28 July 2015 - 08:39 PM

Taxi can and should make a jump to a big league (and a bigger salary) in January if he wants to.


And frankly, I wouldn't begrudge him. New York is just going to be a stop on a long, fantastic career for him. 

#1257493 Metro Related T-Shirts

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 15 June 2015 - 02:11 PM







All 1996NY Designs t-shirts are 15% off now through Sunday, 6/21. Use code TSHIRT2015 at checkout. Someone tell Big Jake. He claims he's never seen some of these.

#1254066 Song to sing against NYCFC

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 05 May 2015 - 06:12 PM

To the tune of "Shake Señora" by Harry Belafonte. (As made famous in "Beetlejuice")




Sheikh, Sheikh, Sheikh Mansour, he'll…

Take your human rights!

Sheikh, Sheikh, Sheikh Mansour, he'll…

Take your human rights!


Shiekh Mansour hates the Hebrews!

Shiekh Mansour hates the gays!

Shiekh Mansour hates the Hebrews!

Sheikh Mansour hates… everybody
Jump in the line, everybody in time!
Jump in the line, everybody in time!

#1251820 Total Games: Metro vs. Red Bulls

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 13 April 2015 - 03:04 PM

MetroFanaticDan might have to confirm my figures on this, but as of this weekend's draw at DC, "New York Red Bulls/Red Bull New York" have played 15 fewer competitive matches than "NY/NJ MetroStars/MetroStars"


Metro: 352 total

MLS Regular Season: 306

MLS Playoffs: 19

US Open Cup: 21

International (Mecronorte): 6


Red Bulls: 337 total

MLS Regular Season: 292

MLS Playoffs: 22

US Open Cup: 17

International (CCL): 6


Assuming that count is right, sometime in July, depending on how the Open Cup goes, the franchise will have played the majority of its competitive matches as "Red Bulls."


Make of that what you will. The facts are the facts.

#1251663 #RedBullOut

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 11 April 2015 - 08:17 PM

Nice to know that every time the team wins this year, a significant portion of the fanbase will take the opportunity to rub it in the faces of the pro-Petke, anti-RB crowd. 


As my dad used to say "No wonder you've never won a championship."

#1249679 Protest ideas?

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 21 March 2015 - 06:27 PM

I had thought about making these scarves earlier in the year, but after the town hall and people started to… accept… Jesse, I didn't think the iron was hot enough to strike. I still bet I could sell 100, but it would take the full season to do. And being that I'll only be at 4-5 games this season anyway, it doesn't seem worth it. 




That said, if someone does want to front the cash to have them printed up, I'll forward you the Illustrator file and you can design them yourself. I was in disccsions with Ruffneck Scarves. I even got a quote from them. 

#1247925 NYCFC is owned by slavers

Posted by BillFromAstoria on 09 March 2015 - 09:26 AM

They do. And it deserves its own thread.