Backe out in NY; Petke interim

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  1. Howard the Drake

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  2. Crimen y Castigo

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    Harry Redknapp is available.

    So is Arrigo Sachhi, but he might be napping.
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    well that didn't take long.
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    So is Mike Petke.


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    So Petke is now the 4th ex-Rapid coaching a MLS team (Fraser, Kinnear, Vermes). Though oddly, none of them coach the Rapids.
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    You could say that. But the truth is that Petke is never going to coach a regular season game for this team. He is the interim until they get someone in January/February. The idea that Mike Petke actually coaches this team with the owners they have is laughable. Oh, and I still expect Fraser to get fired in about T-minus 5, 4, 3 ....
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    get rid of marquez too...
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    No reason to delay the inevitable.
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    This guy always seemed to bring a negative aura around the club. Glad he's out.
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    Wasn't Garry McAllister rumored to lining up for the position a few weeks ago? The writing was on the wall for Backe when the upper management changes occurred. He was a walking deadman. Backe can go home to coach, probably Helsingsborg IF, who have a caretaker manager now.
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    I bet he is on a guaranteed contract.

    As is Tim "Can't jump no more" Cahill.

    PS. Andy Roxburgh is actually a pretty respected name around FIFA but Red Bulls keeps hiring names much like Daniel Snyder.
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    What's it going to feel like, NY fans, if you have a coach in there that knows how to use his bench?
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    At which point Jesse Marsch becomes a serious candidate.
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    Cahill's heading ability particularly on the defensive side on corners and set pieces has been outstanding.

    My guess is that his ultimate role in our set-up will be revealed next year. His signing was almost certainly approved by Houllier with the future not just this year in mind. Wouldn't be surprised if McAllister likes him as a player and possibly even signed off on the acquisition too.

    Most people in the club thought Soler/Backe were gone last year. This year was certainly last chance stuff. Either make a serious run at the championship or be gone. Petke's appointment likely means he's a part of the future.

    No one in the NY/NJ/Conn/Penn metro area is in the least surprised.
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    Maybe with the old regime that led C-USA but rumors are and have been pretty strong that Efrain Flores is set to become the new boss.
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    Is there any regret from New York for firing Arena, considering what he's been able to do with LA since he was given the axe?
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    Yes...
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    Major regret. Especially since they replaced him with JCO.
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    Chivas USA says you need to remove Fraser from that currently coaching list.
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    Can a brother get some love????
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    18 years at UEFA...he must be good at politics at least.

    As far as I can tell, he has never worked with a club team as a coach or front office staff since his playing career ended (he was player-coach at Clydebank)...Scotland Director of Coaching, Scotland Manager, UEFA Technical Director.
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    from moment one that he was released that it was a clear mistake.
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