Arsenal FC (Girls) - New ECNL Director

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  1. Technician72

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    Arsenal FC "South" has announced via their social media accounts the hiring of Richard Boon as the new DOC for Arsenal FC (North / South), in addition to their ECNL coaching assignments for 2018-19:

    05s - Juan Sanchez
    04s - Kevin Koptieff
    03s - Richard Boon / Juan Sanchez
    02s - Richard Boon
    00 / 01s - Anthony Glenn
    00 / 01s Composite - Anthony Glenn

    Their main website still doesn't reflect the staffing changes. A few questions and comments:

    1. Where will each ECNL team be based out of, the North or South program, i.e. Ontario vs Temecula?

    2. Will Randy Brown be finishing out any competitions with his teams?

    3. Will RB be taking his teams with him to the "Slam Jam"?

    4. There's a big vacuum in the Inland Empire for an alternative to DA as Legends is still stabilizing their DAII / DPL model and Arsenal has an opportunity to capitalize on that, but RB has always been a polarizing figure that may have not been the perfect person to try and accomplish that from a "messaging / branding" aspect.
     
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    Never thought I'd see the day he walked away from that program. Also where will the slammers be based out of? Will they be an IE chapter of 1?
     
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    Dust is just starting to settle, but there's a lot been thrown around in terms of how it played out. I've heard he was being removed from Director but they wanted him to stay on as a coach, and heard that the move to Slammers / CDA Slammers??? will be at Ontario Soccer Complex. Imagine that, training next to the club / teams you used to coach.

    RB had a long run after Arsenal's initial glory days with ECNL, post Kooiman. He brought a American Football aspect to the game with the recruiting / training style / communication / physicality. Both my girls played at the club with their first foray into club soccer, one couldn't stand him and the other loved him. I think that was the case with most people's experience with him.
     
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    Training at the same facility? That's like buying the house next door to your ex after the divorce. Should make some interesting interactions. Still wondering if his new ecnl team will actually be a new team or just his former players in new uniforms.
     
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    I doubt he will be training in Ontario if he is going to CDA Slammers...nearest CDA Slammers is the Diamond Bar one that just started this year. Unless he is planning on starting a CDA Slammers Ontario perhaps?
     
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    RB's stunt of bringing his '03 ECNL players down to play Presidents cup (and sit his actual team from Flight 1) and win the whole thing without allowing a goal in 2017 is what alot of people outside of his club remember of him. Legal? Yes. Cheap way to earn a trophy by playing down? Yes.
     
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    It will be interesting to see how he is going to be received now since he is no longer with Arsenal.
     
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    That's the word...
     
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    So will this be a completly new ecnl team, or one built around playera that decide to follow?
     
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    Richard Boon is a complete scumbag! He has no integrity.
     
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    How some background to that statement.
     
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    Tech, how many Slammers are out there now? I feel like it’s 7-11 one on every corner.:confused:
     
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    If RB is truly starting a CDA Slammers branch then he will be the first CDA Slammer affiliate in the IE since Diamond Bar is considered L.A. County and I.E. covers Riverside and San Bernardino Counties last time I checked. Will he be well received by the community who knows..will he be able to get some decent coaches to follow him? As for Richard Boon is he an improvement over RB? Possibly.
     
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    Word is that CDA rejected him, he's know trying to bring a mid west club as a affiliate to the IE.
     
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    If that's the case what are the chances of him getting into the SCDSL? Knowing him that would be his preferred route vs going to CSL.
     
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    Mr. Boon has been a polarizing figure. He has devotees, has a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on, can definitely develop certain players, and is an ally and advocate when your interests and his intersect. He plays a Chelsea-style counterattacking, direct and high-paced game.

    Some things to be aware of: he picks favorites and selectively applies his policies (they are optional, at his discretion). He has said in the past it is his goal to do what is best for the best players (not everyone). He definitely has a win at all costs attitude at all times, no matter age group or event.

    As for the integrity comment -- most significantly, he over-promises. Now some claim he deliberately says what people want to hear, knowing he cannot deliver. I expect he believes everything he says at the time, but when circumstances change, so does his decision/commitment/memory.

    I am sure people can give you plenty of stories about him that might make you laugh, cry, ghasp or just shake your head and decide to move on.
     
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