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Old 03-21-2007, 04:57 PM
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http://content.hamptonroads.com/stor...21507&ran=5218

For freak's sake, this team never catches a break.

It would not surprise me to see them done, leaving a wicked rescheduling problem... but one can only hope for the best.
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:03 AM
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it's looking more and more like that. The new (non) owner now claims the old ownership misrepresented the costs associated with running the team. Is it just me or is the cost of operations something he should have looked into BEFORE agreeing to purchase the team???
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:08 AM
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It's official. The Mariners have folded.

Frankly, it's a minor miracle that they've lasted as long as they have.
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:14 PM
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http://content.hamptonroads.com/stor...979&ran=128200

Not simply an article, but a letter from the league to the VB players published in the local on-line edition of the paper.
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:01 PM
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If the folding isn't bad enough, this brutal piece of information could be a wake-up call to USL... or perhaps illuminates that good credit checks MAYBE depend on who's got the pull to do a good one.

http://content.hamptonroads.com/stor...2138&ran=83411
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:06 PM
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If the folding isn't bad enough, this brutal piece of information could be a wake-up call to USL... or perhaps illuminates that good credit checks MAYBE depend on who's got the pull to do a good one.

http://content.hamptonroads.com/stor...2138&ran=83411
Let's face it. Frank Marcos isn't a whole lot different than Joe Newman. Before the USL allows a sale, he should have done a background check.

The USL is a mess.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:35 PM
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I thought Marcos was out of the game. Doesn't Umbro own the league?

Marcos (when in charge) could have simply dropped the price and tried to get more investors. USL went away from that. I suspect that background checks cost a lot... so the USL habit of high (supposedly $300,000 for USL-1) entry fees usually shakes out the riff-raff. What they need to do is slap a bill on any new owner... never get yourself mired in the "I'd buy that for a dollar" jokes.
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I thought Marcos was out of the game. Doesn't Umbro own the league?
http://www.uslsoccer.com/aboutusl/contactus/166754.html
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if your planning on keeping it get it lasered, but if your going to keep it for like a month dont even mess with it
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