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DougieB11
Avon, IN
Post #1
Monday December 31, 2012 8:16am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 49
Honestly does this man have a shred of credability left? He complains about the popularity, the schedule(again), too many teams sharing football stadiums, oh and my personal favorite that the league is struggling!

I really dont feel like listing all the reason of his insanity but I'd love to her your opinions and whether any of you think that any of his comments have merit.

navi8132
Post #2
Monday December 31, 2012 3:09pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,055
The man is mentally ill, there is no need to care about his opinions. Dysfunctional neurons.

How he remains the head of FIFA.....

CBoyd3142
Probably far from where you are...
Post #3
Monday December 31, 2012 3:55pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 320
Original post from navi8132

The man is mentally ill, there is no need to care about his opinions. Dysfunctional neurons.

How he remains the head of FIFA.....


Bribes - the Middle Eastern guy, Bin Hamman I think his name is, bribed everyone and got the hammer dropped only to have just about everything rescinded in the end. There's a reason some of the higher-ups have former FBI guys reviewing all of FIFA.

All of that being said, the numbers on attendance and the amount of clubs popping up don't lie. I agree with Garber that an August-May schedule doesn't work for the MLS right now, but could soon as more clubs obtain venues that aren't shared with other professional teams. Fortunately, good ole Sepp is a bit lacking in the credibility department, so take it all with a grain of salt. He's one scandal away from people making a serious call for his head.
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Monday December 31, 2012 6:33pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 5,243
Just another toolish moment from a blowhard has been. Nothing to see or read from his comments that really matter. He can talk all he wants, but MLS will continue on with it's slow and steady growth. NFL took nearly 40 years to be fully integrated into the U.S. sporting culture. NBA nearly 30 years.

Coach Kev
Savannah, GA
Post #5
Monday December 31, 2012 7:41pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 283
USSF has to stop voting for the idiot.
Bayern fan and American Outlaw
blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #6
Monday December 31, 2012 8:16pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,403
For MLS to follow the fifa Calender, it starts with the stadiums.

Every single stadium with bad weather would have to be indoor with a retractible roof. Thats a lot of $$$$$

The next problem is the competing sports

NFL starts the same time
College football starts the same time
NBA starts in October
College basketball starts in October
NHL starts in October
MLB is still on until October

Thats way too much to compete with !!!!

nick
Boston, MA
Post #7
Monday December 31, 2012 10:05pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 118
You are 100% correct Blaise. That's exactly what I was going to post. New England, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Colombus, Philly, Chicago, and maybe even Portland and Seattle would all need retractable roofs. That's such a huge amount if money the clubs couldn't possibly pay for that without MLSs help.

The competition is really bad during that time of the year too. With NFL games on Sundays and college football games on Saturdays that's a lot of competition for Sunday/Saturday games along with nba and NHL also drawing fans with weekend games, what's the point when MLS only has to compete with baseball all summer and basketball and NHL in spring and football in fall. Not need to squish all that in.

People point to population to attendance ratios but the populations sporting interests are spread throughout five major sports. Divide our population by 4 and then look at the population to attendance ratios. I'm sure they'd be much better.

Go bug South America, Scandinavia, Japanese, and Mexican leagues who run different schedules too.

nick
Boston, MA
Post #8
Monday December 31, 2012 10:24pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 118
Oh and I guess a more preference based thing is a winter break. I don't like the idea of one. Sure it sounds simple but 6 weeks off is probably tough on a player and why do I want a six week break in the middle of a season. Your just hitting midseason form and boom. No games for a certain number of weeks. And is the usual 6 weeks long enough? It's a month and a half and winter here in Boston certainly last longer than 6 weeks. And it's nice spreading it out. This way we get soccer all year round. What's wrong with that? It may even be good for a population just getting used to soccer to have as much exposure as possible and people who like Europe can watch Europe and MLS because they're going on at different times. I don't have time to watch 3 soccer games a day, which I would have to do with EPL and MLS.
Those are more opinions but..

Bshredder
Post #9
Tuesday January 1, 2013 12:28am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
No one with any brain expected MLS to surpass MLB, NBA, or the NFL in 16 years. Back then we were lucky if the league survived. The fact that the league draws 18k per game in beautiful soccer specific stadiums with nice TV deals is huge. It's been a huge achievement

The fact Sepp thinks otherwise is more if a negative reflection of him. He's not attached to reality.

If he was in charge of MLS, it would crash and burn

Coach Kev
Savannah, GA
Post #10
Tuesday January 1, 2013 12:54am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 283
Original post from Bshredder

If he was in charge of MLS, it would crash and burn


yep...kind of like FIFA is doing.

I wonder if he said that to validate FIFA's choice of Qatar over the US for the WC
Bayern fan and American Outlaw
blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #11
Tuesday January 1, 2013 4:15am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,403
MLS is somewhat struggling in the bay area

ITs always hit or miss on the News. We have 6 news channels and some give love and some dont

Beyond pissed off when they showed 2012 look back at bay area sports and they didnt include one San Jose Earthquake highlight. The smurfquakes had so many comeback games and even the local guy Chris Wondolowski got no love for the MLS scoring record!!

MLS still has a way to go

i filed a complaint on the news website


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