Here’s another one where I start by telling you I don’t know where to start.
I woke up this morning inexplicably filled with love: love for my city, my club, my fellow TA.
And then I remembered Gavin.
I’ve had a headache ever since.
It wasn’t enough that we suffered through CalFC. This time, we got on buses, traveled 180 miles each way and were rewarded with what? Gavin’s try-outs for next season.
Hey, Gavin. That Cup means something to us. You disrespect us and the club by using what could have been the deciding match as a try-out for next season. This could have defined our season, could have salvaged what little hope we have left that we’re not the worst team out there run by the most incapable coaching staff available.
No, that’s not fair. This shouldn’t fall on the shoulders of the entire coaching staff. Just you, Gavin.
It was inexplicable, inexcusable to have fielded the team you did in Seattle. With Eric Alexander and Steven Smith on the bench? And, at this point, to play Ricketts over Bendik was asinine.
I mean, since we’re just doing try-outs for next season, right? Where were Richards and Kawulok and AJB and Renken and Rincon? If we’re just trying them out, where were the kids?
I’ll tell you where they were: not on the pitch. Most probably not even in Seattle.
What a line of horse-crap Gavin’s trying to feed us.
So, again, I’m going to say this:
I can’t believe we fired John Spencer. Those philosophical differences? Were they rooted in Spenny wanting to win and not being allowed to hold the reins long enough to steer us away from the cliff?
I don’t understand any of this.
I don’t think I’m alone.
And I don’t think it comes from admittedly knowing nothing about soccer. I know what I saw. I know what I wanted to see. They were not the same thing.
The #GWOut thing had kind of settled a bit. Somehow, I doubt that it’s going to stay settled if that Cup doesn’t get handed to us in Vancouver. Honestly, Gavin, if you don’t bring it back with you, just stay there.
I don’t ask for much. I want just two things: a line-up that doesn’t make me rage and that Cup. With Gavin at the helm, I doubt I’ll get either.
I’ll have more about the actual experience of #SeattleAway in a couple days. I’ll need a bit more time to process all of it.