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Very nice website. I shared it with who i thought might be interested.

I like the art accents on the pages. Only really noticed because of the contributors tab had a Rembrandt.... Fun fact, which i learned from an art major whilst at the dog park years ago, I named my dog after Rembrandt's wife (not intentionally), and i want a second husky (a boy specifically) and am considering Rembrandt for the name (Remy i see myself using more often). And then from reading Rembrandt's wiki page i learned Titus was the name of his son..... coincidentally I had Tidus (from FFX) on my potential name list before learning about the Rembrandt connection, so naturally I need to get a third pup.... because, ya know, its out of my hands, fate decided for me. /tangent
 

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Very nice website. I shared it with who i thought might be interested.

I like the art accents on the pages. Only really noticed because of the contributors tab had a Rembrandt.... Fun fact, which i learned from an art major whilst at the dog park years ago, I named my dog after Rembrandt's wife (not intentionally), and i want a second husky (a boy specifically) and am considering Rembrandt for the name (Remy i see myself using more often). And then from reading Rembrandt's wiki page i learned Titus was the name of his son..... coincidentally I had Tidus (from FFX) on my potential name list before learning about the Rembrandt connection, so naturally I need to get a third pup.... because, ya know, its out of my hands, fate decided for me. /tangent
Cmon, man, you gotta go with Wakka
 
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Dear Outfield
As the results on the pitch made a turn for the better this season, I happened to be reading the Barcelona Inheritance and started to believe in the Dome project. I thought it would be fun to interview Dome but how could one make that happen. Now that he had left, It would seem there is even more to talk to Dome about. Let me get to the point:
Would the Outfield please interview Dome!?
You certainly are more capable than anyone out there. I would be so f’n excited!
Go Outfield, go!
 

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Dear Outfield
As the results on the pitch made a turn for the better this season, I happened to be reading the Barcelona Inheritance and started to believe in the Dome project. I thought it would be fun to interview Dome but how could one make that happen. Now that he had left, It would seem there is even more to talk to Dome about. Let me get to the point:
Would the Outfield please interview Dome!?
You certainly are more capable than anyone out there. I would be so f’n excited!
Go Outfield, go!
What would you wanna know....?
 

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What would you wanna know....?
What would you wanna know....?
I’d like to hear what he brought or tried to bring from his experiences at Barcelona and Bayern. What worked, what didn’t work, what was easy and what difficult to implement with the team. I’m interested in his philosophy of the game how it evolved and how he was able to get last years team to evolve into a better squad. I’d really like to hear his personal account of how he thinks the team was able to turn around what was a really frustrating campaign early on into a successful season.
There was such a strong DomeOut movement and I started to think, “Yeah, this guy has no idea what he’s doing.” I really thought his line up choices and changes were off the wall and crazy but he found a groove I ended up feeling completely different about his leadership.
I don’t know a great deal about tactics and feel like a brand new student of the game despite having played in high school (Many many years ago). I watched every NYCFC game last season, bought season tickets... I’ve never invested that much into a professional sports team. The game just took control over a surprising portion of my life. The season was frustrating, fun... a pretty good story line but for the ignominious end at a stadium in Queens. Though the way it ended may have been fitting. Wouldn’t you love to know how Dome’s view of Mata changed or didn’t change over the course of the season?
There is also some curiosity about what straw broke the camels back (i.e. what made him leave NYCFC) Although I wonder if there is some kind of NDA silliness that would keep him from being totally open on that front.
I’d have to give some thought to coming up with good questions. That’s why I wanted to outsource to the outfield!
 

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Excellent interview. Really asked some straightforward questions that we have been wanting posed to the people in charge.
I found the questions kind of annoying. The core of each was fine, but several had editorializing that tends to let the questioner preen while not letting the interviewee be responsive. I believe that if you want show off and look tough, ask a loaded question, but if you want to learn stuff, ask an open, direct question, and see where the other party takes it

EG, "After NYCFC finished first in the East, the founding sporting director and most successful coach in club history both quit, signaling problems in the organization. Why did Claudio Reyna and Dome Torrent leave, and what will NYCFC do differently to retain talent in the future?"

The answer to that question would be a lot more interesting without the bolded part, because maybe Sims addresses the possibility that it signals problems in the club on his own, which tells us something by itself. Instead Sims goes into defensive mode.

But with all that, there is lots of good stuff in there.
 

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I found the questions kind of annoying. The core of each was fine, but several had editorializing that tends to let the questioner preen while not letting the interviewee be responsive. I believe that if you want show off and look tough, ask a loaded question, but if you want to learn stuff, ask an open, direct question, and see where the other party takes it

EG, "After NYCFC finished first in the East, the founding sporting director and most successful coach in club history both quit, signaling problems in the organization. Why did Claudio Reyna and Dome Torrent leave, and what will NYCFC do differently to retain talent in the future?"

The answer to that question would be a lot more interesting without the bolded part, because maybe Sims addresses the possibility that it signals problems in the club on his own, which tells us something by itself. Instead Sims goes into defensive mode.

But with all that, there is lots of good stuff in there.
I’m really glad he kept digging on that medina as DP3 question. There’s no good answer why he’s still on the roster and being happy with last year’s finish sure isn’t a good one.

also, is dummyrun dummyrun now dead? John using his real name, no more posts here either. His twitter erased. It’s like a superhero going to battle without his secret identity. Feels all sorts of strange.
 

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I’m really glad he kept digging on that medina as DP3 question. There’s no good answer why he’s still on the roster and being happy with last year’s finish sure isn’t a good one.

also, is dummyrun dummyrun now dead? John using his real name, no more posts here either. His twitter erased. It’s like a superhero going to battle without his secret identity. Feels all sorts of strange.
His Twitter still exists under his real name. I think he's gone inactive here.
 

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I’m really glad he kept digging on that medina as DP3 question. There’s no good answer why he’s still on the roster and being happy with last year’s finish sure isn’t a good one.

also, is dummyrun dummyrun now dead? John using his real name, no more posts here either. His twitter erased. It’s like a superhero going to battle without his secret identity. Feels all sorts of strange.
Yeah, his last post was back in January. Seems some people ticked him the wrong way one too many times, and I remember even NYCFC_Dan NYCFC_Dan mentioning 'we lost a forum member' who was referring to Dummy. Sad, I liked having him around :/
 

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I’m really glad he kept digging on that medina as DP3 question. There’s no good answer why he’s still on the roster and being happy with last year’s finish sure isn’t a good one.
In general I was pleased with the article, but didn’t find this part that useful for a couple reasons. First, what mgarbowski mgarbowski already said, and second, because what does Brad Sims opinion on sporting decisions matter? Ask the question to David Lee (who by the way was on stage and available for questions at the Kit Launch event and no one asked him much of anything).

if you just want to see frustration voiced to the team, fine, but it doesn’t shed any light on the (in)decision over his DP spot.
 

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In general I was pleased with the article, but didn’t find this part that useful for a couple reasons. First, what mgarbowski mgarbowski already said, and second, because what does Brad Sims opinion on sporting decisions matter? Ask the question to David Lee (who by the way was on stage and available for questions at the Kit Launch event and no one asked him much of anything).

if you just want to see frustration voiced to the team, fine, but it doesn’t shed any light on the (in)decision over his DP spot.
it kind of does if lee is handcuffed by budgetary restraints. I hear you, maybe he could have worded it differently to start. Maybe trap him. “Are there any budget restrictions in place for this team?” “Then why is medina still a DP?” If sims wants to blame Lee at that point, then you wait to interview him and can use sims’ quote as ammo. But we as fans should know why someone who can’t make the 18 is still a DP when there are multiple ways we could have moved him in the offseason.