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#1435592 Red Bull is incompetent

Posted by njdevils3027 on 05 September 2023 - 03:20 PM

This is a question I wonder about...  I have been a fan of METRO going back to the Big Mama days (2002). I have had seasons tickets from 2003 to 2020 and attended 15+ home games and several road matches each year.  Since, I have given up my season tickets and go when i want.  Last year, I was out to matches 5 or 6 times This year, I have been to RBA once (Sadly, saw them in Philly on Sunday). 


From huge, never miss a match traveling fan to my current state of apathy.  Watching on TV is a chore. I fast forward though chunks of the games. Occasionally, I have decided to save the time and just watch the highlights.   


Beyond that, no friends nor family go to matches anymore and only 1 of dozens evens still follows the club. 


My question (sorry for the long set up), do we know how much of the fan base built during the Petke/Jesse years has deteriorated?  Clearly, the fan base has gone backwards, but are there any hard numbers available to demonstrate this apathy? 


I don't have an answer to your question. Just wanted to say that I have thought the same recently. I have been a fan since 2010. There are so many people that I used to see in the South Ward and on road trips out to New England/Philly/DC that I just never see anymore. Haven't in a few years starting in 2018/2019. These were diehards, not casuals. 

#1434597 Metro - Miami Game Thread

Posted by njdevils3027 on 21 August 2023 - 10:39 AM

There were guys selling Messi jerseys outside the stadium before and after the game yesterday lol

Yeah on the bridge into Newark there were a couple. I threw a hearty "Fuck Messi, let's go Red Bulls" at em. 

#1433853 New Leagues Cup in 2023

Posted by njdevils3027 on 07 August 2023 - 07:50 AM

Has Mulligans in Hoboken been showing the mls games on apple tv? Don't think I can make the drive down to Philly, but would love to watch it out somewhere

Yes, I've watched several there. Wasn't always on right away, but they are quick to put it on if you ask. They have the Apple TV plan.

I'm 99% sure I will be going there today - just need to wrap something up for work in time but it's looking good. 

#1433631 Jorge Cabezas Hurtado to RNBY

Posted by njdevils3027 on 03 August 2023 - 12:48 PM

Hoppe on loan to San Jose through next summer, while we get this child for 11 games. Hoppe is EXACTLY what we need in terms of profile, ability, and (sadly) low cost. He can do what they ask of Barlow but actually at a competent level. Unbelievable. 

#1433118 Metro - Miami Game Thread

Posted by njdevils3027 on 25 July 2023 - 07:58 PM

Watching this game has been fun. We are such an afterthought in this league. No buzz or fun on gameday at RBA anymore. 

#1428855 People continue to argue about what constitutes racism

Posted by njdevils3027 on 27 April 2023 - 07:46 AM

No leap. Have you been to europe? Maybe you would agree if you did.

Look at the racist abuse people of color get in europe.

What are they called? Do a Google search. Stop embarrassing yourself.

In fact let me help you since you need assistance







The only one embarrassing himself here is you. 

#1428792 People continue to argue about what constitutes racism

Posted by njdevils3027 on 26 April 2023 - 08:38 AM

That is just spin.

Many Belgium commentators and Europeans have also said that the word can be use as a racist slur. Context on how and where the word was used is everything.

Plus, it was already a big story in belgium of lukaku being called monkey and commentators from European backgrounds were saying that was racist.

That is like saying I used the n word but it was toward a white guy so everything is good.


Absolutely absurd leap. 

#1428733 Some think politicians care about taxes

Posted by njdevils3027 on 24 April 2023 - 04:22 PM

You honestly believe the best avenue for change is to convince a majority of government legislators to pass specific laws to penalize the New York Red Bulls for not giving a Belgian professional soccer player a long enough suspension for saying the word monkey in the presence of black players?



Also, what tax benefits does Red Bull get from the state or local government?  They got sued by Hudson County for millions of dollars.  Nobody is giving tax payer funded giveaways to the Red Bulls.


That post is incredible LMAO

#1428652 Vanzeir "incident" vs San Jose

Posted by njdevils3027 on 23 April 2023 - 09:28 PM

6 games is plenty for this and the supporters wanting to sack Struber and exile Vanzeir over this have completely overreacted in an attempt to show everyone that they are not racist. Struber should be gone and it will have nothing to do with this incident. 

#1428275 Vanzeir "incident" vs San Jose

Posted by njdevils3027 on 19 April 2023 - 10:20 AM

Personally for me, if you embarrass the club, there's the fucking door and good riddance.

Is that harsh? Absolutely.

There's thousands and thousands of professional soccer players in the world. They found this guy, who in all honesty the vast majority of us had no clue who he even was. Loan him out or cut him, and move on.

With our track record he's probably gonna be a bust anyway.

More importantly he embarrassed our team and should be shown the door. Same goes with Struber.


If he called the ref a monkey for not giving a red or the SJ player a monkey for the horrible challenge, I don't feel embarrassed. That is a term in some languages to call someone stupid. This is the problem with not providing the real story once the dust settles.

#1427573 Vanzeir "incident" vs San Jose

Posted by njdevils3027 on 12 April 2023 - 02:33 PM

There are only two words? Who are you kidding? Frankly this judgement of people legitimately asking for context is coming off as virtue signaling. 

#1426823 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by njdevils3027 on 28 March 2023 - 12:59 PM

No excuse to not start Vanzeir in this one. It's time.

#1426539 Metro - Crew Game Thread

Posted by njdevils3027 on 22 March 2023 - 10:50 AM

Vanzeir's finish was validation for all fans complaining about cheap-ass ownership refusing to spend money on proven players. We bought an in-prime striker who has proven himself in a better league than MLS. All we can ask for. Doesn't need to be Henry, but proven talent and not just kids and retreads, please.

#1425858 Metro - Minnesota Game Thread

Posted by njdevils3027 on 09 March 2023 - 01:26 PM

We're asking for one spot start here until Vanzeir can be up to speed to go a full 90. If he can't handle that, what kind of damaged goods did we sign? 


Otherwise, put Edelman in for Barlow, go with a double pivot of Edelman/Amaya with CCJ in front of them and go small up front with Morgan/Manoel/Luquinhas. Enough with Barlow wasting our time tuning in to game where we are playing with 10.5 men. 

#1425823 Metro - Minnesota Game Thread

Posted by njdevils3027 on 07 March 2023 - 09:22 AM

No more Barlow FFS, plz.