Man U: The next Brooklyn Dodgers?

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Are there laws which can prevent the relocation of a team to another
country? Say, Man United relocating stateside? Sure, you can say they
make a shitload of cash where they are but with the population and the
increase in popularity of the world game in the US there are bound to be
other locations where a fashionable side like MU could make even more
money and have greater exposure for its merchandise, such as NY or LA.
After all, MU is as much a fashion label as a football side.

So, is it possible that Glazer might 'up stumps' and take the devils
over the atlantic?

Maybe he should buy Roberto Carlos or Beckham to take as a specialist
kicker for Tampa Bay?

Qwerty
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    Qwerty wrote:
    > Are there laws which can prevent the relocation of a team to another country? Say, Man United relocating stateside?

    I believe so. Wimbledon came up with an idea to relocate to Dublin, and
    were told not to be silly.

    > Sure, you can say they make a shitload of cash where they are but with the population and the increase in popularity
    > of the world game in the US there are bound to be other locations where a fashionable side like MU could make even more
    > money and have greater exposure for its merchandise, such as NY or LA. After all, MU is as much a fashion label as a football side.

    And what league would they be playing in? MLS? Hardly much competition for
    them.

    > So, is it possible that Glazer might 'up stumps' and take the devils over the atlantic?

    Don't be ridiculous.

    > Maybe he should buy Roberto Carlos or Beckham to take as a specialist kicker for Tampa Bay?

    Well at least they could then justify all the shots that go over the bar.

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    On Mon, 16 May 2005 11:43:10 +0930, Qwerty put finger to keyboard and
    typed:

    >Are there laws which can prevent the relocation of a team to another
    >country? Say, Man United relocating stateside? Sure, you can say they
    >make a shitload of cash where they are but with the population and the
    >increase in popularity of the world game in the US there are bound to be
    > other locations where a fashionable side like MU could make even more
    >money and have greater exposure for its merchandise, such as NY or LA.
    >After all, MU is as much a fashion label as a football side.

    There's no "law" as such, but they would forfeit their place in the
    Premiership if they moved without Premiership permision, which would
    be almost impossible to obtain. They'd also be out of all UEFA
    competition, for the same reason. So they'd have to start again in a
    new league (MSL, probably, if they went to the US), but that would
    cause other problems.

    >So, is it possible that Glazer might 'up stumps' and take the devils
    >over the atlantic?

    They woudn't be able to play in MSL with their current squad without
    breaking MSL rules. So it wouldn't really be practical. If Glazer
    wants a "soccer" team in MSL then he'd have to buy an existing
    franchise.

    >Maybe he should buy Roberto Carlos or Beckham to take as a specialist
    >kicker for Tampa Bay?

    It's been done before :-)

    Mark
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    "Qwerty" <schachmal@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:428801bc_3@news.chariot.net.au...
    > Are there laws which can prevent the relocation of a team to another
    > country? Say, Man United relocating stateside? Sure, you can say they make
    > a shitload of cash where they are but with the population and the increase
    > in popularity of the world game in the US there are bound to be other
    > locations where a fashionable side like MU could make even more money and
    > have greater exposure for its merchandise, such as NY or LA. After all, MU
    > is as much a fashion label as a football side.
    >
    > So, is it possible that Glazer might 'up stumps' and take the devils over
    > the atlantic?
    >
    > Maybe he should buy Roberto Carlos or Beckham to take as a specialist
    > kicker for Tampa Bay?
    >
    > Qwerty

    Manchester, Indiana, USA, its a place..... maybe the best place to re-locate
    to ;-)
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    "Mark Goodge" <usenet@listmail.good-stuff.co.uk> wrote in message
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    >
    >>Maybe he should buy Roberto Carlos or Beckham to take as a specialist
    >>kicker for Tampa Bay?
    >
    > It's been done before :-)
    >

    Yep wasn't it Clive allen? that went over to NFL to kick for a team?

    > Mark
    > --
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    Jabberwocky wrote:
    >>> Maybe he should buy Roberto Carlos or Beckham to take as a specialist kicker for Tampa Bay?
    >> >
    >> It's been done before :-)
    >>
    > Yep wasn't it Clive allen? that went over to NFL to kick for a team?

    I remember Clive Allen joining the London Monarchs as a kicker.

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    Qwerty wrote:

    > Are there laws which can prevent the relocation of a team to another
    > country? Say, Man United relocating stateside? Sure, you can say they
    > make a shitload of cash where they are but with the population and the
    > increase in popularity of the world game in the US there are bound to be
    > other locations where a fashionable side like MU could make even more
    > money and have greater exposure for its merchandise, such as NY or LA.
    > After all, MU is as much a fashion label as a football side.
    >
    > So, is it possible that Glazer might 'up stumps' and take the devils
    > over the atlantic?
    >
    > Maybe he should buy Roberto Carlos or Beckham to take as a specialist
    > kicker for Tampa Bay?
    >
    > Qwerty

    Well, the club can move, but they still have to play in their "home
    country" league...so what`s the point?

    And football players in the usa make no money..so tell that to the man
    utd players..
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    "Qwerty" <schachmal@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:428801bc_3@news.chariot.net.au...
    > Are there laws which can prevent the relocation of a team to another
    > country? Say, Man United relocating stateside? Sure, you can say they make
    > a shitload of cash where they are but with the population and the increase
    > in popularity of the world game in the US there are bound to be other
    > locations where a fashionable side like MU could make even more money and
    > have greater exposure for its merchandise, such as NY or LA. After all, MU
    > is as much a fashion label as a football side.
    >
    > So, is it possible that Glazer might 'up stumps' and take the devils over
    > the atlantic?
    >
    > Maybe he should buy Roberto Carlos or Beckham to take as a specialist
    > kicker for Tampa Bay?
    >
    > Qwerty

    speaking of the USA

    everyone signed this guy at least once in the older CM versions as a cheap
    goal scoring striker


    ERIC WYNALDA!!!
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    >
    > speaking of the USA
    >
    > everyone signed this guy at least once in the older CM versions as a cheap
    > goal scoring striker
    >
    >
    > ERIC WYNALDA!!!
    >

    I don't remember him in CM but I did used to get shed loads of goals from
    him in that gaming classic Actua Soccer

    Dy
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    It would never happen. There is not enough support in the US to generate the
    cash Man U does in England.


    "Qwerty" <schachmal@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:428801bc_3@news.chariot.net.au...
    > Are there laws which can prevent the relocation of a team to another
    > country? Say, Man United relocating stateside? Sure, you can say they
    > make a shitload of cash where they are but with the population and the
    > increase in popularity of the world game in the US there are bound to be
    > other locations where a fashionable side like MU could make even more
    > money and have greater exposure for its merchandise, such as NY or LA.
    > After all, MU is as much a fashion label as a football side.
    >
    > So, is it possible that Glazer might 'up stumps' and take the devils
    > over the atlantic?
    >
    > Maybe he should buy Roberto Carlos or Beckham to take as a specialist
    > kicker for Tampa Bay?
    >
    > Qwerty
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