Section 8 Annual General Meeting and Training Notes

 

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Section 8 held their Annual General Meeting at the Bridgeview Sportsdome today in conjunction with a Fire merchandise sale and the team's Saturday practice session.  The supporter's group conducted the meeting to elect board members and representatives and address fan questions and concerns.  After attending the meeting this afternoon it's evident how much work and organization goes into what those involved with Section 8 actually do.  It's easy to sit back and only notice what they do on game day while providing the back drop for the actual match but listening to the enthusiasm and effort each individual puts into the group itself really makes one appreciate the fact that the group is about a lot more than just a bunch of crazy people singing and jumping for ninety minutes.  For more info and voting results check out Section8Chicago.com

During the AGM, Fire team captain Logan Pause also took the opportunity to attend in between two-a-day practice sessions.  Pause waited patiently as Section 8 completed their election process before addressing the crowd.  Video at the Fire's Facebook page

Practice Notes

The Fire continued training during the afternoon with what appeared to be a thinner roster than the 42 man group that began the week.  It's possible some cuts were made but no announcements have been made as of yet. 

Dasan Robinson and Steve Kinney were in attendance but sat out with injuries.  Kinney is not expected back until May while recovering from a torn achilles suffered in last season's final match. 

Gaston Puerari is expected in town tomorrow morning and should begin training on Tuesday.

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  • FYI: Section 8 is NOT a supporters group. The Section 8 ISA represent all the individual groups & indepenent fans that make up Section 8, but it is not an actual group. Supporters groups in the section would be Ultras Red Side, Husaria, Whiskey Brothers, Red Scare, Sector Latino, ect. It's just important to recognize this since all are welcome to join us in the section during a game.

  • Section 8 is not a supporters group, it's a group of supporters . . . wait. Ah hell, Go FIRE!

  • Think of Section 8 Chicago as the umbrella under which all other supporter groups fall under. We all share our passion for the Chicago Fire in our own different ways but we work together to accomplish charity contributions, grand tifo displays, putting together away trips..etc...etc. I cannot think of another instance in where so many different people from different backgrounds can accomplish so much towards one goal.

  • In reply to WBO5ElGuapo:

    The Civil Rights Movement is one example that comes to mind

  • In reply to DDT5583:

    Lol......I'm pretty sure he was thinking in terms related to sports.

  • In reply to cesba:

    If I limit myself to what people probably mean I will have no room for literalist snark, and then how will I fill my weekends in the offseason?

  • In reply to cesba:

    Interesting speculation over at HTIOT.......

    http://www.hottimeinoldtown.com/2011/2/6/1969769/canaries-and-how-they-might-suggest-a-chicago-fire-sale

  • In reply to cesba:

    This article makes sense. I had an impression of cost cutting with the Fire given ticket reps leaving,front office resignations, coaches not replaced in a timely fashion, and everyone at the draft seemed to have at least 6 members evaluating talent while the fire seemed threadbare. Hauptman doesn't have deep pockets and married into money. If the Fire really do put out a team at 50% of the cap I will restrict myself to tv watching only.

  • In reply to cesba:

    its a logical arguement. but who knows if the fire are for sale, they would probably keep that as tight lipped as their playing signings.

  • In reply to cesba:

    It's interesting, but I think it is more a reformatting, he never had that "purge" that new owners often do. So now he will get his guys, and i think all the turnover has been about his team. I think he took over, we were close to a championship so he kept it going as best he could. Then after last year, he thought this is when i can really put my stamp on the team.

  • In reply to cesba:

    I think it's now safe to say that the Fire are the Liverpool of the MLS. Going from competing every year to shambles and then the owner (possibly) looking to get out. Hauptman hasn't been that bad, and he showed good financial backing last season, but a new owner trying to "put his stamp on the team" could really give the Fire a desperately needed boost.

  • In reply to DDT5583:

    That's pretty good company to be with.

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