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In Topic: Metro - Colorado Game Thread

31 August 2019 - 07:46 PM

This is like dark 2009 days right now. We are being outplayed by a Crapids team missing 3 starters

In Topic: No local outreach by the club

13 August 2019 - 12:02 PM

I 100% agree with Regulator and am surprised by the two bitter responses. Satan. How do we know locals wouldn't come to games anyway? The team has never made any effort to court them. Jake do you really think marketing to fans for the 2 hours they are in RBA, while watching a game, will have any impact? Sorry but both those comments are from the stone ages of marketing.

 

I live out of state now, but just came back to the area and stayed with an old friend. He lives in Yonkers and is a life long sports fan, NOT a soccer fan. From the minute he locks his apartment door he can be at Yankee Stadium in 15 minutes and sometimes less. NYCFC has realized young people that are SUPER close to the stadium are the ideal demographic. NYCFC has had people in his neighborhood bar watching games and talking about the game and the team. He went to a couple games and was treated like royalty by NYCFC. Guess what? Now he is a season ticket holder and becoming more and more of a fan each day. When he described his experience with NYCFC it made me want to cry. How can RBNY be so pathetic and make such little (zero?) effort to take care of their fans and bring in new ones.

 

This street festival Regulator is talking about is exactly the thing RBNY needs to be at. We always talk about RBNY competing against something like 12 NYC professional sports teams, right? Well thats the dumbest idea ever. There are more than enough soccer fans in RBNY's neighborhood to fill RBA every game of the season. Why are people in the Bronx Yankees fans and those in Queens Mets fans? Get the idea?

 

Marketing these days isn't about showing off your product and convincing/tricking people to give you money. It's about building community and creating positive associations with your brand. Think of it like a relationship. If you meet some girl and ask for her to go on a date 90 seconds later (or 30 sec in a TV ad) she is going to laugh and say no. If you run into a girl daily, and treat her with kindness and respect (aka building trust and affinity) she is much more likely to say yes to a date. Before love, affection, or spending money, one must build trust. Once you trust someone, something or have a positive association with that entity, you are much more likely to agree to their suggestions or fork over your money.

 

People in Newark and Harrison must have no idea how to feel about RBNY other than it clogs up their streets about 20 days a year. RBNY could do 10000x more than they are to get involved in their community and win over the low-hanging fruit. Seriously the locals are the EASY fans to get. Convincing someone from NYC to take the train all the way out to RBNY or some Jersey family from 1.5 hours away, is stupid and inefficient. There are a ton of empty seats to sell each and every game. The easiest and most cost effective way to sell those seats (by a country mile) is to win over some fans in the neighborhood. It too simple, too obvious, and absolutely soul crushing that RBNY has made no attempt to do so.

This 1,000 percent. Very well put. 


In Topic: Young premier league winger = Josh Sims

13 August 2019 - 11:34 AM

...and less Walter Garcia.

Whoa whoa whoa whoa Whoa, we had 0 goals conceded while he was on the field. 


In Topic: Petke coached RSL

13 August 2019 - 09:04 AM

Outrage culture claims another victim:
https://www.google.c...s-in-soccer.amp
1982: https://m.youtube.co...h?v=Q81NnURns6w

I love Petke but he isn't a victim here. I think firing him is debatable, but I can't really be mad at RSL for it. I agree that Petke shouldn't be banished for all time, I haven't read anyone saying that, but firing a public facing employee for using slurs in the workplace seems to be a pretty standard reaction. What would happen if you called someone that in your workplace?  


In Topic: US Men's Nats

09 June 2019 - 02:47 PM

Saw Trapp was starting and gave watching today's game a hard pass. Looks like I made a good call.