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Post by Pounder » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:57 pm

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.c ... 7&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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Post by mikeyratt » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:03 pm

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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Post by Pounder » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:08 pm

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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Post by Pounder » Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:14 pm

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.c ... 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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Post by Pounder » Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:01 pm

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/story.c ... &ran=83411

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Post by bomp » Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:06 am

[quote=""Pounder""]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/story.c ... &ran=83411[/quote]

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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Post by Pounder » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:35 pm

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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Post by bomp » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:39 am

[quote=""Pounder""]I thought Marcos was out of the game. Doesn't Umbro own the league? [/quote]

http://www.uslsoccer.com/aboutusl/contactus/166754.html
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Post by spikeville » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:08 am

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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