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Post by DoubleDDRedux on 16/07/12, 12:01 pm

I keep hearing about kids playing for this team in the past.
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Post by Vipers02 on 16/07/12, 02:05 pm

The rowdies were started by the Texans. They used a middle man to recruit DD to play for the rowdies. Then before select he would pass them over to the Texans. So if your DD didn't play for the rowdies then she would never make the top team. But their has been a few that did make the team with out playing for the rowdies, but they were bench players.
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Post by TxRattlesnake on 16/07/12, 02:49 pm

Vipers02 wrote:The rowdies were started by the Texans. They used a middle man to recruit DD to play for the rowdies. Then before select he would pass them over to the Texans. So if your DD didn't play for the rowdies then she would never make the top team. But their has been a few that did make the team with out playing for the rowdies, but they were bench players.


Wrong about the origins. My DD who is a 97 started in academy with the Rowdies, and they were affiliated with Sting. When they moved to Texans we stayed with Sting, that was 2007.
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Post by DoubleDDRedux on 16/07/12, 03:29 pm

Vipers02 wrote:The rowdies were started by the Texans. They used a middle man to recruit DD to play for the rowdies. Then before select he would pass them over to the Texans. So if your DD didn't play for the rowdies then she would never make the top team. But their has been a few that did make the team with out playing for the rowdies, but they were bench players.
Who was the middle man? Was he a parent or coach?
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Post by Honcho47 on 16/07/12, 03:37 pm

DoubleDDRedux wrote:
Vipers02 wrote:The rowdies were started by the Texans. They used a middle man to recruit DD to play for the rowdies. Then before select he would pass them over to the Texans. So if your DD didn't play for the rowdies then she would never make the top team. But their has been a few that did make the team with out playing for the rowdies, but they were bench players.
Who was the middle man? Was he a parent or coach?


It was Coachr

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Post by DoubleDDRedux on 16/07/12, 03:42 pm

Honcho47 wrote:
DoubleDDRedux wrote:
Vipers02 wrote:The rowdies were started by the Texans. They used a middle man to recruit DD to play for the rowdies. Then before select he would pass them over to the Texans. So if your DD didn't play for the rowdies then she would never make the top team. But their has been a few that did make the team with out playing for the rowdies, but they were bench players.
Who was the middle man? Was he a parent or coach?


It was Coachr
What does Bionic Cat think?
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Post by Guest on 16/07/12, 03:45 pm

It will be fun just to see how much misinformation is presented as fact on this subject. So far, there's a lot. I especially enjoy the idea that Rowdies started in 2007 and were affiliated with Sting. Keep it coming.

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Post by Ed on 16/07/12, 03:49 pm

Xara wrote:It will be fun just to see how much misinformation is presented as fact on this subject. So far, there's a lot. I especially enjoy the idea that Rowdies started in 2007 and were affiliated with Sting. Keep it coming.

Fact - Rowdies were started by a CIA operative as a cover for a plot to overthrow the LHGCL admministration.

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Post by Slim on 16/07/12, 03:51 pm

Here are the facts:

The original Tampa Bay Rowdies were an expansion franchise in the original North American Soccer League, which played for 10 seasons in Tampa Stadium starting in 1975. They were an immediate success, winning a Soccer Bowl championship in their inaugural season, making it to league final in both 1978 and 1979, and regularly making the NASL playoffs. The team showcased international stars such as midfield captain Rodney Marsh (England), league leading goal scorer Oscar Fabbiani (Argentina), forward Steve Wegerle (South Africa), defender Arsene Auguste (Haiti), and popular player and high goal-scoring Derek Smethurst (South Africa). Head coaches included well-known managers Eddie Firmani, John Boyle, and Gordon Jago. The club's substantial fan base were dubbed "Fannies". They enjoyed broad popular support in the Tampa Bay area until the NASL folded in 1984, after which the team played in various minor indoor and outdoor leagues before finally folding in 1993.

On June 18, 2008, it was announced that a new soccer club would revive the Rowdies name as the "FC Tampa Bay Rowdies" and play as an expansion team of the USL First Division, the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.[3] However, in November 2009 FC Tampa Bay announced their intent to instead become the co-founders of a new North American Soccer League, which would begin play in 2010.[4] These plans were subsequently superseded by the USSF Division 2 deal, which created a compromise one-season only league comprising teams from both the USL and the new NASL.


Stanley Nyazamba, 2010.Before actually beginning play, the club announced in January 2010 that they would drop the Rowdies moniker and become simply "FC Tampa Bay" due to an ongoing legal dispute over the merchandising rights of the Tampa Bay Rowdies name.[5] However, the name was still used informally. On October 15, 2010, the team announced that they will no longer use the "Rowdies" nickname at all,[6] but that they are still working to regain use of the name.[7] On December 15, 2011, the team announced that it had regained use of the Rowdies nickname and the team would be immediately renamed to the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the 2012 NASL season.[2]


References

1.^ "Tampa Bay's pro soccer team reclaims Rowdies name" – St. Pete Times, Dec. 15, 2011
2.^ a b The Rowdies Return
3.^ Encina, Eduardo A. (2008-06-19). "Tampa Bay Rowdies to get new life in USL". St. Petersburg Times. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/soccer/article633711.ece. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
4.^ USL outcasts set to launch new league in 2010
5.^ Tampa Bay Rowdies Change Name to FC Tampa Bay | IMSoccer News
6.^ Tampa Bay's soccer team no longer going by "Rowdies" – St. Petersburg Times



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Post by TxRattlesnake on 16/07/12, 03:59 pm

Xara wrote:It will be fun just to see how much misinformation is presented as fact on this subject. So far, there's a lot. I especially enjoy the idea that Rowdies started in 2007 and were affiliated with Sting. Keep it coming.

OK Hotshot, why don't you track down David May and ask him when and where he started the Rowdies. I'm sure it won't damage his ego to talk about the teams he built over the years.

Where is Weenie when you need her? She has first hand knowledge. The 97 group was the first group he turned over to Ian.
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Post by Gunners on 16/07/12, 04:02 pm

TxRattlesnake wrote:
Xara wrote:It will be fun just to see how much misinformation is presented as fact on this subject. So far, there's a lot. I especially enjoy the idea that Rowdies started in 2007 and were affiliated with Sting. Keep it coming.

OK Hotshot, why don't you track down David May and ask him when and where he started the Rowdies. I'm sure it won't damage his ego to talk about the teams he built over the years.

Where is Weenie when you need her? She has first hand knowledge. The 97 group was the first group he turned over to Ian.

You are wrong, please stop.

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Post by DoubleDDRedux on 16/07/12, 04:04 pm

TxRattlesnake wrote:
Xara wrote:It will be fun just to see how much misinformation is presented as fact on this subject. So far, there's a lot. I especially enjoy the idea that Rowdies started in 2007 and were affiliated with Sting. Keep it coming.

OK Hotshot, why don't you track down David May and ask him when and where he started the Rowdies. I'm sure it won't damage his ego to talk about the teams he built over the years.

Where is Weenie when you need her? She has first hand knowledge. The 97 group was the first group he turned over to Ian.
Who is David May?
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Post by setplay on 16/07/12, 04:07 pm

who is david may, does anyone have any insight on this
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Post by JeffM on 16/07/12, 04:07 pm

[quote="DoubleDDRedux"]
TxRattlesnake wrote:
Xara wrote:It will be fun just to see how much misinformation is presented as fact on this subject. So far, there's a lot. I especially enjoy the idea that Rowdies started in 2007 and were affiliated with Sting. Keep it coming.

OK Hotshot, why don't you track down David May and ask him when and where he started the Rowdies. I'm sure it won't damage his ego to talk about the teams he built over the years.

Where is Weenie when you need her? She has first hand knowledge. The 97 group was the first group he turned over to Ian.
Who is David May?[/quote]

That took a while

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Post by TxRattlesnake on 16/07/12, 04:22 pm

I was wrong that the '97s were the first group, but was at the same time correct. Here is an old thread. He went from Texans to Sting then back to Texans.

http://www.txsoccer.net/t6052-who-is-david-may?highlight=david+may

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Post by Guest on 16/07/12, 04:58 pm

TxRattlesnake wrote:I was wrong that the '97s were the first group, but was at the same time correct. Here is an old thread. He went from Texans to Sting then back to Texans.

http://www.txsoccer.net/t6052-who-is-david-may?highlight=david+may


"Wrong... but was at the same time correct?" You should run for Congress. The 95's were his first group that he coached at the select age... before Sting (and the 95 parents) replaced him with Tatu. The closest correct information to DM is in the thread you linked. It leaves out the part about his ego that is larger than China and how him showing up barefooted to train teams at Sting didn't go over so well.

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DM Unofficial Pre-select Training Bio (hopefully I've got my facts mostly right): At one time David May was an Independent. He's been forming and training pre-select teams that have played as "Rowdies" for over 7 years (probably closer to 10 ... may have started with his own daughter). In late 2003, he made a deal with Texans to train the 95G Red Academy team. He trained them for around 9 months. Many of the players on Texans Red 95 and Feet 95 trained with him during this time. Later in 2004, he accepted a position with Sting creating and training the Royal teams during Pre-select. While at Royal, he recruited and trained what is now the highly successful 95G Royal team (although several of girls were already there). He did very little with 96s, but recruited and trained a very tough 97 team. In 2006, David May was lured back to the Texans (Trading in all his royal blue clothes for jersies that were red with a nike swish) and was put in charge of the Dallas Division Academy (basically recruiting and developing "Red" teams). The talented 97 team came with him and they are now Dallas Texans Red 97G (also very successful in D1 . . . now coached at U11 by Ian Farley). He has reputedly developed very good 98, 99 and 00 teams that have been very successful at the academy level. His teams pass on to the first level Texan Red Coach, Ian Farley upon going select at U11. May's teams many times continue to sign up as "Rowdies" but all wear Texan Red academy kits. May is a serious trainer and recruiter. His skills and practices are very high level. Good attention span, athleticism, smarts and dedication is required (sometimes by the parents too). Girls that play for him tend to really like him. He has managed to rub some parents and other coaches the wrong way . . . mostly when he manages to attract some of the best talent off their teams or he beats them in game after game after game. He is very direct and has a mission to create superior Red teams for the Texans. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of good teams and coaches out there . . . and there are plenty of awesome pre-select players that don't play for him . . . but . . . he is certainly one of the top developers of top teams in the pre-select arena. Boy . . . reading back over this, it sounds like an ad . . . really meant to be informational as I have seen a lot of the comings and goings first hand . . . my daughter was one of the 95s that trained with him, and I sort of pay attention to girls' soccer.

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Post by Bigfoot on 16/07/12, 05:02 pm

TxRattlesnake wrote:I was wrong that the '97s were the first group, but was at the same time correct. Here is an old thread. He went from Texans to Sting then back to Texans.

http://www.txsoccer.net/t6052-who-is-david-may?highlight=david+may




It was around before the present day academy program, my oldest DD is a 94 and played with and against the Rowdies.

They were coached by D May and they did go to the Texans at that time, it was there way to build a pre-select team before academy league, they only played indoor at that time.
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Post by Guest on 16/07/12, 05:03 pm

Vipers02 wrote:The rowdies were started by the Texans. They used a middle man to recruit DD to play for the rowdies. Then before select he would pass them over to the Texans. So if your DD didn't play for the rowdies then she would never make the top team. But their has been a few that did make the team with out playing for the rowdies, but they were bench players.

More great lines. Let me see if I understand them. If your dd didn't play for the Rowdies, she couldn't make the top Texans team. Or maybe she could. But if she did, she would never start.

Whew.

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Post by jj4mel on 16/07/12, 05:28 pm

DoubleDDRedux wrote:I keep hearing about kids playing for this team in the past.

Man DoubleDD, you really know how to pick a fight!! Thanks for picking up where you left off!! I personally enjoy the entertainment.

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Post by DoubleDDRedux on 16/07/12, 07:04 pm

jj4mel wrote:
DoubleDDRedux wrote:I keep hearing about kids playing for this team in the past.

Man DoubleDD, you really know how to pick a fight!! Thanks for picking up where you left off!! I personally enjoy the entertainment.
You think I can stir up entertainment? I heard David May owns a casino in Vegas.
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Post by Gunner9 on 16/07/12, 08:51 pm

The first DM core group I remember was the '90s.
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Post by prouddadof3 on 16/07/12, 08:59 pm

Is DM still alive?
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Post by Guest on 16/07/12, 09:35 pm

I can't take credit for this, but since you folks seem hellbent on discussing a group of teams that no longer exist and pumping the ego of someone who is no longer coaching, this was a personal favorite of mine from a couple of years ago...

What can we say about David May?

His personality is so magnetic, he doesn't carry credit cards.

His charm is so contagious, they've created vaccines for it.

He speaks fluent French, in Russian.

Years ago, he created a city out of blocks- Today over 600,000 people live and work there.

Alien abductors have asked, to probe them.

He lives vicariously, through himself.

Bear hugs are what he gives bears.

He once ran a marathon backwards, just to see what second place looked like.

His parents were named after him.

He once sent his $2,000 to a Nigerian scammer, and actually recieved his $2.7 million inheritance.

As a child, when asked by a teacher what he wanted to be when he grew up, answered, "myself".

One hour of conversation with him is like 16 hours of college.

He once thought he made a mistake, but was mistaken.

AND... if he slept with your wife/girlfriend, you would brag to your buddies...

David May, he is... the most interesting coach in North Texas.



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Post by Guest on 16/07/12, 09:42 pm

What this thread is missing is a picture of the man, the myth, the legend. Haha

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Post by DoubleDDRedux on 16/07/12, 09:48 pm

bwgophers wrote:I can't take credit for this, but since you folks seem hellbent on discussing a group of teams that no longer exist and pumping the ego of someone who is no longer coaching, this was a personal favorite of mine from a couple of years ago...

What can we say about David May?

His personality is so magnetic, he doesn't carry credit cards.

His charm is so contagious, they've created vaccines for it.

He speaks fluent French, in Russian.

Years ago, he created a city out of blocks- Today over 600,000 people live and work there.

Alien abductors have asked, to probe them.

He lives vicariously, through himself.

Bear hugs are what he gives bears.

He once ran a marathon backwards, just to see what second place looked like.

His parents were named after him.

He once sent his $2,000 to a Nigerian scammer, and actually recieved his $2.7 million inheritance.

As a child, when asked by a teacher what he wanted to be when he grew up, answered, "myself".

One hour of conversation with him is like 16 hours of college.

He once thought he made a mistake, but was mistaken.

AND... if he slept with your wife/girlfriend, you would brag to your buddies...

David May, he is... the most interesting coach in North Texas.

Effin A! Gophers wins the prize!
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