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General Category => Overseas & International Fans => Topic started by: pettyfog on January 01, 2011, 12:09:41 AM

Title: A Toast to Columbus Legends departing
Post by: pettyfog on January 01, 2011, 12:09:41 AM
* A Captain, not only of the team but of the fans, who inspired the Telegraph to write: Why can't Terry be like that? (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/international/3153323/Columbus-Crews-Frankie-Hejduk-shows-how-to-captain-your-side-MLS-style-Football.html)

(http://www.oursoccerteam.com/crew/MLSCup/Celebration/bin/images/medium/IMG_3526.jpg)

* One of few players who could make Brian McBride the second greatest ever to play for Columbus

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m2/pettyfog/gbs-silatino.jpg)

* And a guy most of you never heard of, the longest tenured Crew player; he loved the team and Columbus such that he hung around through thick and thin, taking a cut to league minimum and missing out on NZ's WC run when it's pretty sure he would have been on their roster if he'd gone to A-League.  Yes, he was at least as good as Simon Elliot

Duncan 'Beaker' Oughton

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSwfkPI5GPFwB2GkzkVwfIOJexi6cE1Rgx8p6iJuIq5D1kU8ESwsQ)

 :wine:
Title: Re: A Toast to Columbus Legends departing
Post by: finnster01 on January 01, 2011, 12:34:44 AM
Must admit I have no clue about this chap, but I do very much respect the mans loyalty and attitude.

In this day and age you don't get much of that anymore.

Maybe some kids will learn from him but I doubt it. The agents will make sure of that.
Title: Re: A Toast to Columbus Legends departing
Post by: YankeeJim on January 01, 2011, 01:53:14 AM
Frankie Hejduk was a man of modest talent (he couldn't cross to save his life) but had a heart as big as all out doors. No one and I mean no one could out motor him. He was as fast in the 90th. minute as he was in the first. He has the courage the equal of a certain McGod. A typical American football player. You might beat him but he'd never quite. Gotta love the guy.
Title: Re: A Toast to Columbus Legends departing
Post by: AmericanJames on January 01, 2011, 04:16:08 AM
Big fan of Frankie, La is lucky to have him. I will always think of this video when i think of him
Frankie Hejduk Hangs with Columbus Crew Fans]
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_X8anlNYQk#]Frankie Hejduk Hangs with Columbus Crew Fans (http://[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_X8anlNYQk#)[/url]

It will be interesting to see where Schelotto will end up if he doesnt retire, hopefully he stays stateside, players like him are a big help to the league
Title: Re: A Toast to Columbus Legends departing
Post by: duffbeer on January 01, 2011, 03:20:42 PM
Big fan of Frankie, La is lucky to have him. I will always think of this video when i think of him
Frankie Hejduk Hangs with Columbus Crew Fans]

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_X8anlNYQk#]Frankie Hejduk Hangs with Columbus Crew Fans (http://[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_X8anlNYQk#)[/url]

It will be interesting to see where Schelotto will end up if he doesnt retire, hopefully he stays stateside, players like him are a big help to the league

+1.  Tremendous respect for both players.   MLS has indeed been very lucky to Schelotto.  :wine: 
Title: Re: A Toast to Columbus Legends departing
Post by: mhatc on January 06, 2011, 07:29:36 PM
Gije's corners and free kicks were things of beauty.