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Football / Re: CONCACAF News Thread
« on: Today at 06:50:05 AM »

US U-20 won the tournament and qualify for U-20 WC. Their second straight.

https://sports.yahoo.com/us-u-20-win-concacaf-132342591.html

The U-20 U.S. men’s national team had already clinched a spot in the U-20 World Cup in Poland next summer, but Tab Ramos’ youngsters sealed their second-straight CONCACAF Championship title on Wednesday.

Get ready to see a few of these players in USMNT squads in the months and years to come.

The young Yanks beat Mexico 2-0 in Bradenton, Florida with Alex Mendez scoring twice with a lovely finish in the first half and then the SC Freiburg product finished off a rapid counter in the second half to seal the win.

Mendez won the Golden Ball at the tournament for the best player and he also had the most goals with eight, while U.S. stopper Brady Scott was awarded the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper. Before the last two tournaments the U.S. had never won the U-20 CONCACAF Championship.

Ramos’ work with these youngsters should not be overlooked, as they’ve now been crowned champs of CONCACAF for the second time on the trot under his tutelage and he’s also led them to four-straight World Cups.

Below you can watch the two goals from Mendez which sealed the title for the youngsters.

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Football / Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« on: Today at 02:11:57 AM »
Colin knows what is going on. What he says is correct. The rumblings by  TTSL grumblers  is pure "russian meddling" by DJW and his crew. A page out of the vampire JW.  Again, Contro. get your people ready for elections. And make sure they have deep pockets.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Panorama 2019
« on: Today at 01:59:49 AM »
Silliness by Pan Trinbago. There should have been a rule addressed to the issue of changing one's tune during competition.

I agree with you. But I think a band should be able to change their tune. Before the 32 or 16, I am not sure where to draw the line.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Panorama 2019
« on: Today at 01:56:56 AM »

Here ia another one pan lovers like yourself would love  :beermug:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh87SyBmwCs

Nice!!!!

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Football / Re: Men's U-17 Thread
« on: Yesterday at 05:18:07 AM »
if they win that group, they could win the WC  ;D.

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Football / Re: Under-15 Football Team Thread
« on: February 12, 2019, 04:56:06 PM »
One step at a time for TTFA, Breds!

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Football / Re: 2019 T&T Pro League Thread
« on: February 07, 2019, 04:45:00 PM »
So what happens when a pro-team ends up last. Does it still stay up? Demoted? I also think the FA trophy winners should get a shot to play in the CFU club championships.

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Football / Re: Luke Singh Thread
« on: February 06, 2019, 08:41:57 PM »
So he recovered from the back injury?

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Football / Re: TTFA News Thread.
« on: February 05, 2019, 08:43:13 PM »
 :bs: >:( :( :cursing: ??? ::) :-[ :frustrated: :'( :pissedoff: :worried: :banginghead: :loser: :notlistening: :shameonyou: :timeout: :violin: :whistling:

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: 2019 Soca
« on: February 05, 2019, 07:27:54 PM »
I know this is not Road March material. But it real nice. Patrice "This is the Place".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQnvhv52wg


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Football / Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« on: February 05, 2019, 07:14:42 PM »
straight out of the copy book page of jack warner. I almost sure DJW telling them non-compliants, "I getting fifa money. Allyuh play my game, allyuh go be fine. Keith eh no have money, I have." Here we go again.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: England tour of West Indies 2019:2nd Test
« on: February 04, 2019, 08:39:15 PM »
Anybody read anything from Geoff Boycott since he wrote a denigrating article on the WI team before the first test?

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: 2019 Soca
« on: February 02, 2019, 08:58:24 PM »
I just heard this one called Soca Land by James P from Vincy. Nice brass in this tune. I don't know if it posted before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0JoLTTpL94

Also Billix and Nadia.
Mango La Mix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq9G-pDWmDc


Guys, who is Julianpromos ? They seem to control all the youtube soca.

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Football / Re: English Premier League (EPL) Thread
« on: January 30, 2019, 06:14:56 PM »
If allyuh think yesterday was wild. Today was even wilder. Liverpool draw with LC. Chelsea got hammered by Bournemouth. 4-0. Spurs scraped thru 2-1 past Watford. SouthH and CP tied 1-1.

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Does Shaw Park has an indoor arena?

no there's one in Pleasantville.   

That is really PATHETIC if Tobago does not have an indoor sports facility. f--king pathetic. In this day and age?

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Does Shaw Park has an indoor arena?

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Cricket Anyone / Re: Tony Gray, 'People did not know about my battles''
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:31:04 PM »
It is a good piece. I was familiar of him but hardly knew him. But that is tough dealing with epilepsy as an adult. Glad he came out ok.

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Football / Re: Home of Football Thread
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:28:41 PM »
He can be removed - he is at the pleasure of the TTFA board, but they're too spineless to remove him.


The TTFA board has always been the issue going way back when. In the era of JW, the TTFA board was going to vote him out. That time it one club one vote. Jack brought a whole lot of minor league teams who voted for him. After he was re-elected he slowly got rid of all of them.

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Football / Re: Home of Football Thread
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:06:27 AM »
Palos, that is not true. Most of us outside of TT knew only what we read about him. Some may have know more than others. When the election came around, most of us did not know how to evaluate Tim Kim stint as the prez. We needed money. Vast amount of money. And many felt that Tim Kee was not able to get the money. DJW, being a relatively successful business with a strong passion for the game was given the benefit of doubt over Tim Kee. Is only when he became the prez. we then saw his true colors. Like I does shout out to Contro. sometimes. Do you guys have  benefactor(s) with deep pockets to rescue this organization. I have know clue who has money in TT to help run TTFA. All the monied people we know of in TT has no interest in TTFA.

Really Deeks?

You didn’t know that DJW was the Owner of W Connection?  A team that plays in the highest league in T&T

You didn’t know what a significant conflict of interest it represented that he was running for President of the then TTFF?

You could claim ignorance about a host of other things, but not about that.  And that alone is reason enough to disqualify him.

If he so wanted to be TTFF President, he needed to relinquish how ownership in W Connecrion and sever all ties to that club.  He did neither.

There’s another example of this in the Inited States with Trump.  Congrats.  Allyuh have another Trump running T&T football.

Like I said, you don’t get to come back now and bawl “I didn’t know”


No, No, Breds. You misunderstanding me. I said, for most of the foreign based Trinis, we only saw the face value of DJW when he was prez. of Connection. Of course I knew who he was. I have been follwing him ever since Connection started playing seriously. He has been running a successful club by Trini standard. But I don't know him personally. But when he started to dogg Hart and the other coaaches when he was selected, I and most of the forum were immediately pissed off.

Right now in TT football, any owner of a club can throw his hat in the ring to run for the presidency. What if it is conflict of interest? Can the govt step in, can FiFa step in? They chose not to.  There is no rule in the TTFA constitution that says to run for prez. , an owner must divest himself from the club he owns.  If there is such a rule, then that is a clear violation. If the various regional bodies have the votes to make the crucial decision of a prez. and decided to vote him in, what are we supposed to do. Football lovers have shown their disgust and have literally boycotted TTFA and pro-league football. And that was before DJW. Breds, I eh disagreeing with your statement. All I saying DJW got a default vote from us because we thought he could have used his business acumen to secure the funds to get TTFA out of debts. We were wrong. He turned out be another version of JW. But if we have the power to vote, all of us will vote "off with his kiss-meh-arse head".

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Football / Re: Home of Football Thread
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:06:20 AM »
All the people who supported DJW and bawl bout give him a chance etc are complicit.

We ALL knew then who he is and what he represents and allyuh STILL support him. You don’t get to come back now and say “yuh didn’t know” or “he had a good manifesto”

Give him a chance, take he $, whatever it is....take DJW in Allyuh pweffen

Next time allyuh feel like complaining about T&T football, take a good look in the mirror and reflect on the role support for and staying silent about and defending DJW plays in it.

Palos, that is not true. Most of us outside of TT knew only what we read about him. Some may have know more than others. When the election came around, most of us did not know how to evaluate Tim Kim stint as the prez. We needed money. Vast amount of money. And many felt that Tim Kee was not able to get the money. DJW, being a relatively successful business with a strong passion for the game was given the benefit of doubt over Tim Kee. Is only when he became the prez. we then saw his true colors. Like I does shout out to Contro. sometimes. Do you guys have  benefactor(s) with deep pockets to rescue this organization. I have know clue who has money in TT to help run TTFA. All the monied people we know of in TT has no interest in TTFA.

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Football / Re: TTFA News Thread.
« on: January 29, 2019, 08:39:29 AM »
UEFA sees positive path ahead for T&T football.
TTFA Media.


Following a week of consultations and forum discussions between officials of UEFA and TTFA including various stakeholders, the consensus shared at a Press Conference at the Hyatt Regency on Monday was that the local football factions are on the right path towards sustainable development.

Robert Pon­gracz, a UEFA Football operations specialist  said a US$1mil­lion pro­pos­al is to be di­vid­ed among the two top tier Leagues (Pro League and Super League) with two main char­ac­ter­is­tics, the first is for there to be equal shar­ing among the clubs and there­by en­abling clubs to plan ahead, as they will know how much they will be earn­ing. And the sec­ond is for clubs to re­ceive monies based on their per­for­mances.

Pon­gracz al­so made a recommendation for a sys­tem of pro­mo­tion and relegation which will in­spire clubs to strive for ex­cel­lence and be re­ward­ed for it.

“Foot­ball is not just about play­ing foot­ball, but all the ad­min­is­tra­tion be­hind it. The mar­ket­ing stuff we have bud­get­ed for it, so the club has to learn what has to be done in this mod­ern world to at­tract the fans. Apart from that, we are in­vest­ing heav­i­ly in ed­u­ca­tion, as the clubs must know that there are dif­fer­ent sources of rev­enue.”

The UE­FA al­so pro­posed a club li­cens­ing sys­tem which will be used to guide clubs in un­der­stand­ing what is nec­es­sary to com­bat to­day’s foot­ball chal­lenges. Though the li­cens­ing sys­tem has be­come a norm world­wide, the UE­FA is in the process of fine tun­ing it to show ways it can ben­e­fit clubs.

Howard McIn­tosh, CON­CA­CAF and Caribbean projects se­nior man­ag­er ad­mit­ted there is a lot of work to do on the path of the TTFA to turn around the for­tunes of lo­cal foot­ball. How­ev­er, he be­lieves that be­cause of the po­si­tion­ing of the TTFA, with its own head of­fice, home of foot­ball and its own sta­di­um, it can take im­me­di­ate ad­van­tage of its sit­u­a­tion with some tweak­ing and hard work.

He said TT foot­ball is for­tu­nate present­ly, with the best foot­ball fa­cil­i­ties in the Caribbean, the most sup­port­ive gov­ern­ment, most sup­port from FI­FA, CON­CA­CAF and the CFU, has a home of foot­ball, and has a pas­sion­ate foot­ball pres­i­dent and peo­ple.

“The pro league can be tweaked in six weeks and im­ple­ment­ed. Home of Foot­ball can be tweaked in three months and the strate­gic plan in two months and im­ple­ment­ed” Mc In­tosh said. The TTFA has been a ben­e­fi­cia­ry of the FI­FA For­ward pro­gramme, like many oth­er coun­tries, which, be­cause of its achieve­ment over the years, has achieved an in­crease amount from the world gov­ern­ing body for the sport of US$1 mil­lion from US$500,000 for op­er­a­tional ex­pens­es, and US$750,000 for cap­i­tal projects over the past three years.

UE­FA’s Head of In­ter­na­tion­al Re­la­tions Eva Easquier made it clear her or­ga­ni­za­tion was not here to im­pose the prac­tices of Eu­rope on lo­cal foot­ball, but rather to look at the game and of­fer ideas to im­prove it, and the way it is run, by of­fer­ing tips on best prac­tice.

UE­FA of­fi­cials left a list rec­om­men­da­tion to en­hance the lo­cal game and make it sus­tain­able when they were here five months ago and it en­tailed in­creased in­volve­ment by the foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion. Easquier said her team dealt with two mis­sions, name­ly the now con­tro­ver­sial Home of Foot­ball, which is ex­pect­ed to solve a num­ber of fi­nan­cial prob­lems be­ing faced: and the in­tro­duc­tion of a prop­er gov­er­nance struc­ture to as­sist the T&T Pro League.

RELATED NEWS

UEFA proposes US$1M to fix local football.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Clubs must grow, be­come sus­tain­able

A glob­al fig­ure of US$1 mil­lion is be­ing pro­posed over a two-year pe­ri­od by the UE­FA to fix the is­sues fac­ing the T&T Pro League and lo­cal foot­ball in gen­er­al in the short to medi­um term.

But the onus is on clubs to grow and be self-sus­tain­able. Yes­ter­day Robert Pon­gracz, a vice pres­i­dent at the Ro­man­ian Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion who is among a team work­ing with the UE­FA on spe­cial de­vel­op­ment projects such as this one, said the pro­pos­al was made in the spir­it of the part­ner­ship with the T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, to as­sist lo­cal foot­ball. And at a press con­fer­ence at the Hy­att Ho­tel, Port-of-Spain, Pon­gracz be­lieves there is a dire need to make the prod­uct foot­ball more ex­cit­ing if cor­po­rate cit­i­zens have to come on board.

The US$1mil­lion pro­pos­al is to be di­vid­ed among the two Leagues with two main char­ac­ter­is­tics, the first is for there to be equal shar­ing among the clubs and there­by en­abling clubs to plan ahead, as they will know how much they will be earn­ing. And the sec­ond is for clubs to re­ceive monies based on their per­for­mances.

Pon­gracz al­so called for a sys­tem of pro­mo­tion and de­mo­tion which will in­spire clubs to strive for ex­cel­lence and be re­ward­ed for it.

He said, "Foot­ball is not just about play­ing foot­ball, but all the ad­min­is­tra­tion be­hind it. The mar­ket­ing stuff we have bud­get­ed for it, so the club has to learn what has to be done in this mod­ern world to at­tract the fans. Apart from that, we are in­vest­ing heav­i­ly in ed­u­ca­tion, as the clubs must know that there are dif­fer­ent sources of rev­enue."

The UE­FA al­so pro­posed a club li­cens­ing sys­tem which will be used to guide clubs in un­der­stand­ing what is nec­es­sary to com­bat to­day's foot­ball chal­lenges. Though the li­cens­ing sys­tem has be­come a norm world­wide, the UE­FA is in the process of fine tun­ing it to show ways it can ben­e­fit clubs.

Robert Mc In­tosh, CON­CA­CAF and Caribbean projects se­nior man­ag­er ad­mit­ted there is a lot of work to do on the path of the TTFA to turn around the for­tunes of lo­cal foot­ball. How­ev­er, he be­lieves that be­cause of the po­si­tion­ing of the TTFA, with its own head of­fice, home of foot­ball and its own sta­di­um, it can take im­me­di­ate ad­van­tage of its sit­u­a­tion with some tweak­ing and hard work.

He said TT foot­ball is for­tu­nate present­ly, with the best foot­ball fa­cil­i­ties in the Caribbean, the most sup­port­ive gov­ern­ment, most sup­port from FI­FA, CON­CA­CAF and the CFU, has a home of foot­ball, and has a pas­sion­ate foot­ball pres­i­dent and peo­ple.

"The pro league can be tweaked in six weeks and im­ple­ment­ed. Home of Foot­ball can be tweaked in three months and the strate­gic plan in two months and im­ple­ment­ed" Mc In­tosh said. The TTFA has been a ben­e­fi­cia­ry of the FI­FA For­ward pro­gramme, like many oth­er coun­tries, which, be­cause of its achieve­ment over the years, has achieved an in­crease amount from the world gov­ern­ing body for the sport of US$1 mil­lion from US$500,000 for op­er­a­tional ex­pens­es, and US$750,000 for cap­i­tal projects over the past three years.

UE­FA's Head of In­ter­na­tion­al Re­la­tions Ava Easquier made it clear her or­ga­ni­za­tion was not here to im­pose the prac­tices of Eu­rope on lo­cal foot­ball, but rather to look at the game and of­fer ideas to im­prove it, and the way it is run, by of­fer­ing tips on best prac­tice.

UE­FA of­fi­cials left a list rec­om­men­da­tion to en­hance the lo­cal game and make it sus­tain­able when they were here five months ago and it en­tailed in­creased in­volve­ment by the foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion. Easquier said her team dealt with two mis­sions, name­ly the now con­tro­ver­sial Home of Foot­ball, which is ex­pect­ed to solve a num­ber of fi­nan­cial prob­lems be­ing faced: and the in­tro­duc­tion of a prop­er gov­er­nance struc­ture to as­sist the T&T Pro League.

It is be­cause of the dire fi­nan­cial bur­dens the TTFA has in­her­it­ed that a num­ber of de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes are not be­ing rolled out, she ex­plained. Her as­sess­ment of the state of foot­ball al­so re­vealed the need for prop­er com­mu­ni­ca­tion and trans­paren­cy.

UEFA proposes US$2m for football development.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


TTFA, Pro League told to stand on their own feet –

THE TT Football Association (TTFA) will be hoping to get $2 million US over a two-year period through the FIFA Forward Programme to help with the development of local football. However, UEFA and CONCACAF officials are urging the TTFA to use this period to ensure local football can stand on its own feet.

Over the past week, UEFA, CONCACAF and TTFA officials have had daily meetings and discussions centred around charting a way forward for the TTFA as it pertains to good governance and football operations in TT.

Yesterday, a press conference, at Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain was held to discuss the week’s proceedings. The conference included TTFA president David John-Williams, senior executive at CONCACAF Howard McIntosh, head of international relations at UEFA Eva Pasquier, football operations specialist at UEFA Robert Pongracz and project specialist at International Relations of UEFA Chris Miles.

McIntosh said TT is fortunate that assistance is provided from the Government of TT. McIntosh said, “The Sport Company has already committed funding for three years – one was last year and you have two years remaining on that – and now the proposal that is on the table is that the TTFA, through the FIFA Forward Programme, use a portion of those monies specifically dedicated to projects to support professional football. The total amount of funds that has been proposed is approximately US$2 million over the period of the two years.”

McIntosh encouraged the TTFA to use the two-year period to put systems in place to ensure that the local football association is not dependent on the Government.

“The general idea there is to use that period to put in place a solid foundation to ensure the sustainability of professional football in TT. You have been lucky in that you’ve been able to go back to the Government a lot of times to get support. The idea is that the TTFA and the Pro League must now start to stand on its own foot and the idea is to use this period to ensure that structure is put in place – proper governance, proper marketing, proper commercial engagement, proper competition structure to make the product attractive and ensure more sustainability.”

Pongracz said the proposal considers what happens behind the scenes to help football develop. “Football is not just playing football, it is all the administration behind clubs. Therefore, marketing staff and activities we have budgeted for it in this proposal, so the clubs have the possibility to learn what has to be done or what can be done in this modern world in order to attract the fans.”

Pongracz said administrators must find a number of ways to earn money for football clubs. “We are looking to develop several sources of income for the clubs. It cannot be the club is just relying on some sources and depend on them. They have to know and understand that the ability of a club has to be to develop further and find different sources of revenue.”

To qualify for funding all the TTFA programmes must be running such as the Pro League, Super League, referee programmes and women’s football.



He said TT foot­ball is for­tu­nate present­ly, with the best foot­ball fa­cil­i­ties in the Caribbean, the most sup­port­ive gov­ern­ment, most sup­port from FI­FA, CON­CA­CAF and the CFU, has a home of foot­ball, and has a pas­sion­ate foot­ball pres­i­dent and peo­ple.


I have issue with AB stadium being given the appearance that TTFA own that stadium. That is a gov't facility. The gov't maintain it. TTFA has no resources to own and run any facility. The second point is, how does Connection figure is this. Connection has used that stadium for a long time. I have no problem with that. Do Connection and TTFA share the money. What happens when DJW mandatory term is up. Who will run the hotel? A DJW backed group? Hilton? Marriot? Bed-Bug Inn?

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Football / Re: Home of Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2019, 09:38:00 PM »
Exactly who owns this 'Home of Football'?

It should be the TTFA. But it appears that DJW is setting up his people to control it. That is how it appears to me.

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Football / Re: Home of Football Thread
« on: January 28, 2019, 06:07:20 PM »
Contro. I hope you and your people with deep pockets ready to rake on DJW when the next election is due.

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Football / Re: Luke Singh Thread
« on: January 27, 2019, 07:57:12 AM »
Ooooooooooooooooo! Not nice. Hope for a good recovery. Right now, forget about football. Health first. God Bless.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: 2019 Calypso
« on: January 25, 2019, 11:02:28 PM »
Cathy Ella - Mama Yo (Official Music Video) "2019 Calypso" (Official Audio)
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/l4q-0dsXO6k" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/l4q-0dsXO6k</a>

Is she related Colleen Ella ?

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Football / Re: Football Referee Thread
« on: January 25, 2019, 06:27:36 PM »
Downer continued, “We have nobody in CONCACAF (or) CFU talking for referees. We have nobody in FIFA as (what) used to be. There are a lot of politics, not only in football but in refereeing.

punishment for past misdeeds by ........ you know who!

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Football / Re: 2019 T&T Pro League Thread
« on: January 25, 2019, 04:33:55 PM »
I new of Superstar, but did not know of sponsorship arrangements. Court case on the horizon.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: England tour of West Indies 2019:1st Test
« on: January 25, 2019, 04:20:50 PM »
Heart attack team, boy!

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Cricket Anyone / England tour of West Indies 2019:1st Test
« on: January 24, 2019, 04:48:36 PM »
This  current  West Indies team is real heart attack. Out England for 77. Now their 2nd innings is 127 for 6. It would be crazy if England was to come back and win this match.

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Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« on: January 23, 2019, 03:49:13 PM »
Emiliano Sala.  So young. This is real sad.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-6623211/Cardiff-chairman-insists-Salas-travel-plans-not-booked-club.html

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman has revealed that new signing Emiliano Sala turned down the offer of a commercial flight from the club, instead opting to travel back to Nantes on a private plane chartered by the family of a high-profile football agent. 

The Argentine striker, bought at the weekend for a club-record £15million, and a pilot are missing presumed dead after their aircraft lost contact over the English Channel, and search crews are still desperately searching the waters for any sign of life.

Speaking on Wednesday morning, Cardiff City chief Dalman revealed that the flight was not organised by them, and that Sala instead turned down their offer of a commercial flight to make his own plans.

I can say to you categorically that the plane had nothing to do with Cardiff City,' chairman Dalman told WalesOnline.

'We were not involved in booking the plane. In fact, we are trying to ascertain ourselves exactly what did happen. The club is looking into the matter and we want to find answers too.

'We spoke to the player and asked him if he wanted us to make arrangements for his flight which, quite frankly, would have been commercial.

'I can't tell you who arranged the flight because I don't know at this stage - but it certainly wasn't Cardiff City.'

Direct commercial flights between Cardiff and Nantes do not exist, and therefore unless willing to change at a larger airport such as Paris or Gatwick - or fly into Bristol and drive from there - a private flight represented a quicker option.

The plane Sala was travelling on was chartered by the McKay family, as Mark McKay was acting on behalf of Nantes during the negotiation stages.

The decision was said to have been discussed with Cardiff to ensure travel time was quicker, owing to the time it takes to get from Nantes to Cardiff on commercial flights.


The Times report that the single-engine, six-seat aircraft is registered to a holding company in Suffolk called Southern Aircraft Consultancy, with a registration number N264DB, and it is believed to have been chartered by McKay.

The plane is yet to be found, but there is no suggestion it suffered a technical fault or was unsuitable for making the 300-mile journey from Nantes to Cardiff.

On Tuesday night, it emerged Sala had sent haunting voice messages to friends shortly before his plane was lost over the English Channel.

The single engine Piper PA-46 Malibu plane was bound for Cardiff. On Tuesday night Argentinian website Ole.com posted the audio messages which it claimed were sent to a WhatsApp group of fellow players and friends.

He says: 'Hello, little brothers, how are you crazy people? Brother, I'm really tired, I was here in Nantes doing things, things, things, things and things, and it never stops, it never stops, it never stops.

'I'm here on a plane that looks like it's about to fall apart, and I'm going to Cardiff, crazy, tomorrow we already start, and in the afternoon we start training, boys, in my new team.'

He later sent another message saying: 'How are you guys, all good? If you do not have any more news from in an hour and a half, I don't know if they need to send someone to find me... I am getting scared!'

Sala had been dropped at the airport by his friend, Nantes defender Nicolas Pallois, and before boarding the plane had confided that he was concerned about the flight.

The 28-year-old striker had travelled in the same plane from Cardiff back to France on Sunday and complained about that flight being 'bumpy'.     

Meanwhile, hundreds of scarves and flags have been laid outside Cardiff City's stadium in south Wales as the club's supporters pay tribute to their new signing.

Rescue crews continue to search for any sign of life in the water, but with his and the pilot's chances of survival low, fans have begun to mourn their new player.

Argentina flags, Cardiff shirts and even a painting of Sala playing for the team - a sight fans never got to see - were among the tributes left outside the stadium.

'RIP Sala' was written on one scarf, while hand-written messages have been left by visiting supporters over the past 24 hours.


One particularly poignant message read: 'Sala. City loves you more than you will know. Praying for you...'

An update from Guernsey Police on Wednesday morning revealed that three planes and one helicopter are in the air continuing the search over the Channel.

A statement continued: 'We are also reviewing satellite imagery and mobile phone data to see if they can be of any assistance in the search.

'So far today nothing spotted can be attributed to the missing plane.'

The feelings of Cardiff fans over the last 24 hours is summed up poignantly by two youth players Sportsmail spoke to outside the stadium on Tuesday.

'He hasn't even played for us but because we met him the other night, it still felt like he was such a big part of the club,' said Sebastien Mallett, 17. 'He was a very nice guy. He could speak a few words of English. He asked us how we were and was happy to have a photo… It is just so sad.'


Oliver Watson, also 17, took over from his friend. 'We were buzzing to meet him,' he said. 'Now it is just shock that we will not see him play for us. So little time has passed.'

Cardiff's next fixture is at home to Arsenal on Tuesday, and club chairman Dalman says that match will go ahead despite the emotional impact of recent events.

Speaking on BBC Radio Wales this morning, he said: 'I would be very surprised if there's any change to the schedule.'

Dalman also described Cardiff manager Neil Warnock as 'very upset' after the news of Sala's disappearance.

He said: 'Neil is human and he's as affected as we all are. He's in the same position as we all are, very upset. It has affected the club enormously. It's a distressing time.

'This was a big decision for this club and we were in the process of negotiating something which would have been a game-changer for the club.'

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