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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old February 7th, 2002, 05:53 Thread Starter
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Vancouver Whitecaps facing tough times

"As would be expected more details are leaking out of the Vancouver Whitecaps offices about the situation regarding the dismissal of long time General Manager Bob Lenarduzzi and the defection of Head Coach Dale Mitchell to the Canadian Soccer Association.

"Sources close to the team have said that the team is facing some serious financial challenges for the upcoming season. The budget for player salaries, already regarded as being among the lowest of all but the joke teams in the A-League, is said to be halved. Given that there have been no announcements regarding player signings for the upcoming season there will be serious doubts about the team being able to sign key players."

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I thought Vancouver was going to be the stronghold in Canadian club soccer, I thought they were selling alot of seats last year.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old February 22nd, 2002, 15:53
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They were ...

Their attendance was up by 40% ... almost 6000 average. Mind you that's not that bad ...

The owner, David Stadnyk blames it on financial mis-management.

Time will tell on what will happen.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old February 23rd, 2002, 08:38
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Stadnyk can claim anything he wants, the fact is he lost most of that money elsewhere, he's only blaming it on the Whitecaps.
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