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Football / Re: T-League Thread.
« on: Yesterday at 07:16:28 PM »
Question what is the "T" for? Trinidad??

You had Pro League and Super League. Now you have T1 and T2. What is the difference really? Am I to understand the PFL now dictates over the former Super League.

The SL was well run their sponsors not paying them aside. I hope they doh go and fk up a good league that was doing something at a community level.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: May 20, 2019, 12:54:02 PM »
Anticlimactic as f***! Even the actress who plays Damaris, Emilia Clarke, says that it was shity writing the way her character experienced a switch of character. Also this season was not from the book at all.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: May 18, 2019, 06:56:32 PM »
Nobody posting anymore. Too much spoiler alerts? I'm curious to hear what you guys think of the last episode in King's Landing and the season in general.

Honestly I expected King's Landing to put up more resistance. I guess seeing their vulnerability in the previous episodes I didn't expect Kalesi's men to just steamroll the city like that but then again it was all hinged on that fking Dragon.


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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Trinidad & Tobago authors
« on: May 14, 2019, 08:29:22 PM »

Trini author in deal with Netflix


https://www.guardian.co.tt/news/trini-author-in-deal-with-netflix-6.2.798965.e74686aa5b

Net­flix has snapped up the tele­vi­sion rights for the as yet to be pub­lished de­but nov­el of T&T na­tion­al Car­o­line MacKen­zie, which tells the tale of a Venezue­lan fam­i­ly liv­ing in this coun­try il­le­gal­ly.

The pub­lish­ing rights for MacKen­zie’s nov­el “One Year of Ug­ly”, have been pur­chased by Bor­ough Press for the Unit­ed King­dom and the Com­mon­wealth ex­clud­ing Cana­da, while 37 Ink has bought the pub­lish­ing rights for the nov­el in the Unit­ed States.

Ann Bis­sell, pub­lic­i­ty di­rec­tor at Harper­Collins, ac­quired “One Year of Ug­ly” for Bor­ough Press from Sue Arm­strong at C&W Agency.

TV rights were im­me­di­ate­ly snapped up by Net­flix, han­dled by Luke Speed at Cur­tis Brown, and US rights were ac­quired by Dawn Davis, v.p. and pub­lish­er at 37 INK, an im­print of Si­mon & Schus­ter, from Zoe San­dler at ICM Part­ners.

The busi­ness mag­a­zine of the book in­dus­try, The Book­seller, an­nounced the three-way auc­tion for MacKen­zie’s nov­el in an ar­ti­cle last week.

Hard­cov­er pub­li­ca­tion of the book is sched­uled for March 2020.

MacKen­zie, a free­lance trans­la­tor liv­ing in T&T, has de­scribed the deal as “a dream come true”.

“Through my dai­ly trans­la­tion work, I’ve been not­ing the in­flux of Venezue­lans in re­sponse to the po­lit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic cri­sis for years, and have been both fas­ci­nat­ed and dis­heart­ened by the lo­cal re­ac­tion to it,” MacKen­zie is quot­ed as say­ing in The Book­seller.

“I knew there was a sto­ry to be told of the Venezue­lan mi­grant ex­pe­ri­ence in Trinidad, and I’m so hap­py I was able to tell it through Yola,” she said.

Yola Pala­cios is the pro­tag­o­nist and nar­ra­tor of “One Year of Ug­ly”.

“One Year of Ug­ly is an im­mi­gra­tion sto­ry ex­plor­ing ex­ile, be­long­ing and ex­ploita­tion with hi­lar­i­ty, verve, and com­pas­sion. In Yola Pala­cios, Car­o­line has cre­at­ed a char­ac­ter un­like any oth­er I have met: she is bril­liant­ly wit­ty and bru­tal­ly fun­ny in her ob­ser­va­tions. I ab­solute­ly love her and I hope many read­ers will too,” Bis­sell is quot­ed as say­ing.

“Hav­ing es­caped crum­bling, so­cial­ist Venezuela, Yola Pala­cios hopes she and her fam­i­ly can fi­nal­ly set­tle in­to a peace­ful new life in Trinidad,” Bor­ough Press ex­plained.

“Life for the Pala­cios is nev­er qui­et, and when Yola’s for­mi­da­ble Aunt Celia dies, the fam­i­ly once again find them­selves liv­ing on the edge. For Celia had been keep­ing a very big se­cret – a lo­cal crim­i­nal called Ug­ly to whom Celia owes an aw­ful lot of mon­ey. With­out the funds to pay him off, Ug­ly forces the en­tire fam­i­ly to do his bid­ding un­til Celia’s debt is set­tled. What Ug­ly says, the Pala­cios do, oth­er­wise: big trou­ble,” it stat­ed.

MacKen­zie is a for­mer na­tion­al schol­ar who speaks four lan­guages and holds a Mas­ters in tech­ni­cal trans­la­tion from Im­pe­r­i­al Col­lege Lon­don.

She was short­list­ed for the 2017 Com­mon­wealth Short Sto­ry Prize for “The Dy­ing Wish”, and was the win­ner of the 2018 Small Axe Lit­er­ary Com­pe­ti­tion short fic­tion cat­e­go­ry for her satir­i­cal short sto­ry ‘The Chick­en Coup: A Dis­tinct­ly Mas­cu­line Ad­ven­ture for Dis­tinct­ly Man­ly Men”

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Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« on: May 10, 2019, 05:25:23 PM »
Saw "Off-stick" playing for Sir Frank Worrell Utd in the Central St.George in St.Joseph. He was a very good attacking mid-fielder. He and striker "Nobbie" Philips were a great attacking pair for Sir. Frank. He also played for East and a couple games for TT in the early 70s. RIP. Thanks for the good memories.


 :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:

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Football / Re: Men's U-17 Thread
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:02:52 PM »
Go here https://www.facebook.com/concacafcom/ or facebook search Concacaf  and you will find it.  Look under the videos tab and go from there.  You can set up notifications when they post live games, or just facebook search the two sides that you want to see play and the live video feed will pop up.

Actually, I think I did this on the Con page and you have to pay 1.99.

Did as you said, the only option was to sign up which takes you to the Con page where u have to pay. If you guys didn't pay, guess I am screwing up somehow.

VB

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Football / Re: Men's U-17 Thread
« on: May 05, 2019, 04:48:39 PM »
All the games are on facebook through the Concacaf profile page.  Just use the search bar and it will come up.  Here's today's game https://www.facebook.com/concacafcom/videos/2250964385154329/

for some reason I cannot access that.

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Football / Re: Men's U-17 Thread
« on: May 05, 2019, 01:23:42 PM »
any links besides Concacaf's pay site?

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Football / Re: Men's U-17 Thread
« on: May 03, 2019, 03:40:51 PM »
TT leads 3-1 in the 80th minute.

Must say, I wasn't expecting much due to their limited prep.

VB

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: April 28, 2019, 10:53:29 PM »
FAAWWWK!!!!

That was episode. Arya Stark you have made Ned Stark proud like a mofo.

VB

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Football / Re: Halifax Wanderers FC Thread
« on: April 28, 2019, 10:52:20 PM »
What was the score?

They lost 1-0

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Football / Re: Men's U-17 Thread
« on: April 28, 2019, 10:17:54 PM »
I see a Gary Griffith III. Is that the CoP’s son?

Just read Newsday. Yes, it is his son and the blasted staff working for free. So at least we don't  have to worry about  them waiting to get paid. They already not getting paid.

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Football / Re: Men's U-17 Thread
« on: April 27, 2019, 07:00:11 PM »
Poor John.

I hope he get some warm up games.

VB

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Football / Re: Home of Football Thread
« on: April 20, 2019, 07:00:06 AM »
Tim Kee: Home of Football project ‘started with me.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


 What you see now, we are not in anything. We are not a respected football country in the Caribbean. That is why Concacaf representative office is in Jamaica, a FIFA office is in Jamaica and Jamaica is hosting Gold Cup (matches).

“We have the best grounds, the most supporters. What it says is FIFA does not respect us because we don’t respect ourselves anymore. We don’t have any programmes.”




Nail on the fking head!

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Football / Re: RIP Daft Trini
« on: April 02, 2019, 07:35:21 PM »
I have been thinking  of Daft Trini over the last few months and was wondering what the hell happened with this trial. Becz couldn't find  head nor tail of the trial on the net.

Thanks Tallest.

VB

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Football / Re: Sean de Silva Thread
« on: March 01, 2019, 06:11:50 PM »
Glad for him.
Long overdue.

VB

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Cricket Anyone / Re: England tour of West Indies 2019:2nd Test
« on: February 25, 2019, 08:33:44 AM »
Any links for the ODIs?

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Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« on: January 20, 2019, 08:37:26 PM »
Oliver Camps died today.
Meant to say more on this but I was in Cuba with limited net.

Met Camps a number of times, sometimes professionally others personally  as we have family in common.

It was the norm for me to bounce him up on Christmas Day at a relative's house.

I remember every tme he walked in I would think "this is the JW imps." but at the end of the day, it was easy to have a liking for him. Very easy guy to talk to. He had a very easy going, down to earth way about him.

Steve David was in Egypt hanging around the Stadium trying to get in for a TT match at the U 16 WC. When Camps saw him and asked him what he was doing, he just told David to jump on the bus with the TT team. Problem solved.

VB

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Football / Re: Ah make yuh out
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:25:44 PM »
I remember Sean Walkes but I wasnt sure so I refrained.

There was Don Harry from South, the GK. Got dropped after the Guyana game.

Could be wrong but maybe Ross Russel was there too.

Also Warner brought in a guy from Toco that he had "discovered." I believe it ws him playing on the left and goingto great pains to get the ball onto his right foot before shooting.
Also Dexter Sandy.

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Football / Re: Ah make yuh out
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:46:36 PM »
I remember Sean Walkes but I wasnt sure so I refrained.

There was Don Harry from South, the GK. Got dropped after the Guyana game.

Could be wrong but maybe Ross Russel was there too.

Also Warner brought in a guy from Toco that he had "discovered." I believe it ws him playing on the left and goingto great pains to get the ball onto his right foot before shooting.

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Football / Re: Ah make yuh out
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:32:05 PM »
Deeks,

I remember that 84 game. I was living in TT then and I think it was a warm up game for the Nat. Youth team.

I seem to remember Granville or Carter or both playing in that game.

VB

That game was at the velodrome. Carter was in goal. They were preparing for the Concacaf youth tournament which was to be held in TT.  The team had some very good players. I think they lost to the US on pks in the semis. Not sure, because I had left to come back state side. It was nice being home. I spent a month.

That was the yr before in the U 16 tournament.

I think the US did beat us in the quarter or something like that. However in the group stage we lost to Guyana 2-1.

Marcelle, Faustin, Hutson Charles, Prince, Leonson Lewis, Remy were some of the names on that team.

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Football / Re: Ah make yuh out
« on: January 13, 2019, 08:58:36 PM »
Deeks,

I remember that 84 game. I was living in TT then and I think it was a warm up game for the Nat. Youth team.

I seem to remember Granville or Carter or both playing in that game.

VB

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Football / Re: Stern John Thread
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:34:55 AM »
Ok, let’s how this plays out. If he is good enough, will he want to for Eng. or TT?

England until he thinks that ship has sailed.

I think that is understood with every player based in England or the US.

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Football / Re: Connection’s Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:22:08 PM »
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.

That is your criteria for national selection?

It may not be the criterion for national selection but if Willis plaza and play for Trinidad AT LEAST Matthew Woo ling can make in national practice session or too!!

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Football / RIP Oliver Camps
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:09:00 PM »
Oliver Camps died today.

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Football / Re: Isaiah Lee Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 09:07:28 AM »
Any relation to Dexter Lee?

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Football / Re: Jerren Nixon Jr. Thread
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:38:23 PM »
I don't understand why somebody who has a son with a European passport move to the  U S A if he wants his son to develop into a football player.
It's easier to make the USA team.

Although you have a point, perhaps his father wants him to have an education.
Shaka Hislop had a British passport and it worked for him.

VB

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