Ralston Out.. for good?

Discussion in 'Prem talk, Those Other Leagues, and International' started by pettyfog, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

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    Steve Ralston done for season

    That's tough. Ralston's one of few remaining MLS originals and one of those guys everyone likes.
    Best of Luck to Steve.
     
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  2. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

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    Indeed, I say the same -- sad to see it end like this for him, if it is indeed the end.
     
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  3. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

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    The only time I ever had trouble with this guy was when Arena would pick him for the USMNT. He was a solid pro and a hard worker, but NOT an international. I hope it's not the case, but injuries like this to guys his age with as much mileage as he has often mean the end to a career.

    Somebody should pick him up as a coach. His attitude and committment are always first class.
     
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  4. BarryP

    BarryP New Member

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    This is the second season in a row that Ralston's season has been ended by a serious injury. I would not be any more surprised to see him come back from a serious injury than it surprised me to see McBride come back from his knee injury. Ralston is a hard working tough nut and I wish him nothing but the best.
     
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  5. stlouisbrad

    stlouisbrad Active Member

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    Steve Ralston

    He made his debut today for AC St. Louis. He didn't factor much and Tampa Bay won easily 3-0. Had about 5,000 people for the game. Ac St. Louis is a work in progress.

    On another note Tampa Bay has the worst jersey's I've ever seen.
     
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  6. stlouisbrad

    stlouisbrad Active Member

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    Steve Ralston

    Well Ralston is apparently hanging it up for good after one last match with the revolution.

    For those who care, AC St. Louis is run by idiots and couldn't afford to pay Ralston so he jumped back to MLS. He quickly hurt himself again and is now retiring.

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/soccer/a ... 78c22.html
     
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  7. JP-STL

    JP-STL New Member

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    RE: Steve Ralston

    Yeah. They hired Nicholas Anelka's brother as the original coach. One of the London papers had him on their list of the ten worst managers ever. He lasted for, what, a month?

    I haven't been yet, but plan to get to a couple of games later in the year... if they are still in business.
     
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  8. stlouisbrad

    stlouisbrad Active Member

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    Steve Ralston

    I've made it out to 4 games and the whole operation gets worse everytime. The scoreboard is broke and half the players who had somewhere else to go bolted early. The team also fired Anelka during a three game winning streak. If that team is around next year I will be shocked. The crowds get smaller every game and I don't blame people for not coming back.
     
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  9. andypalmer

    andypalmer Active Member

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    RE: Steve Ralston

    Speaking on a national level, their hosing of the Women's league, by dropping their team mid-season is an even bigger crime than what they're doing to the men's team. The men at least have other places they can play.
     
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  10. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

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    The city of St. Louis is one of America's holy cities of soccer. It deserves better than this.

    Back on point, here's hoping Ralston puts his work ethic and intelligence into coaching and player development. Best of luck to him.
     
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