Author Topic: Jacksonville Armada in trouble?  (Read 33501 times)

ProjectMaximus

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Re: Jacksonville Armada in trouble?
« Reply #195 on: June 11, 2018, 04:13:36 PM »
Apparently the broadcast plan has gone haywire as well. Not sure if there is a better update, but this is from April:

http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/20180426/broadcast-plans-murky-as-armada-opens-npsl-campaign

civil42806

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Re: Jacksonville Armada in trouble?
« Reply #196 on: June 11, 2018, 04:30:34 PM »
Apparently the broadcast plan has gone haywire as well. Not sure if there is a better update, but this is from April:

http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/20180426/broadcast-plans-murky-as-armada-opens-npsl-campaign

Is there really a tv demographic that wants to watch an out of city or out of state minor league soccer  team?

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Re: Jacksonville Armada in trouble?
« Reply #197 on: June 11, 2018, 04:55:39 PM »
Apparently the broadcast plan has gone haywire as well. Not sure if there is a better update, but this is from April:

http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/20180426/broadcast-plans-murky-as-armada-opens-npsl-campaign

Is there really a tv demographic that wants to watch an out of city or out of state minor league soccer  team?

Apparently they did OK in Tampa last year, which is what Palmer wanted as he's trying to expand his business there. But if they're not on TV in Jax (the main place he was trying to expand the business), it's unlikely they're even thinking about other markets. I feel for the guy. He made a big investment that seemed good, and the league collapsed out from under him.
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remc86007

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Re: Jacksonville Armada in trouble?
« Reply #198 on: June 11, 2018, 06:21:21 PM »
But it didn't seem good. Everyone knew the league was doomed.

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Re: Jacksonville Armada in trouble?
« Reply #199 on: June 12, 2018, 08:29:19 AM »
But it didn't seem good. Everyone knew the league was doomed.

And that is why so many of the franchises moved to the USL. The writing was on the wall.

Unfortunately, Jacksonville stuck with the NASL and is now in an amateur league and drawing 800 people to games.

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Re: Jacksonville Armada in trouble?
« Reply #200 on: June 12, 2018, 11:29:40 AM »
But it didn't seem good. Everyone knew the league was doomed.

Exactly. I don’t follow Soccer that close, and I had been hearing for a while that NASL was in major trouble. Seemed like terrible timing for the investment.

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Re: Jacksonville Armada in trouble?
« Reply #201 on: June 12, 2018, 03:38:15 PM »
Palmer should just convert it to a basketball team and join the ABA. They could even use the same players. Nobody would notice.