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Football / Re: Daneil Cyrus Thread
« on: August 04, 2020, 11:31:26 AM »
COVID-19 to the rescue, oui ... where a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth didn't work.  :)

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Look how much has changed since Bustamente,  Sangster and Shearer.  :flamethrower:

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Football / Re: Re: Police Commisioner's Cup Thread
« on: July 29, 2020, 02:07:25 PM »
So the bhaji boil down.

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Football / Re: La Liga Thread
« on: July 22, 2020, 10:49:14 AM »
La Coruna was a damn good team. Their only problem, like most of the other teams in the 1st div., is how to hold off Madrid and Barsa. That is a tall order for all the other clubs. Barsa has their hands on the Catalan treasury, Real has their on the Madrid-Spanish govt purse strings. The oths can't win. From 2000 till the present, only one club has won La Liga other that Barsa and Madrid. Valencia, 2001–02, 2003–04. That is a tough league. And is even tougher when you don't have the purse strings like those 2.

And Atlético Madrid.

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Football / Re: La Liga Thread
« on: July 22, 2020, 07:25:06 AM »
Here's a clip that's probably among the most authoritative English language summations of La Coruña's seesaw experience:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ObeR8meCaTc" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ObeR8meCaTc</a>

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Football / Re: La Liga Thread
« on: July 22, 2020, 07:19:15 AM »
If you appreciated the football delivered by Deportivo La Coruña particularly in the recent past of the 90s and 00s, and if you appreciate the difficulty of the task Bielsa made appear matter of fact with Leeds, then you'll suffer a bit to see La Coruña having dropped out of professional football. The team provided a platform for some exquisite players and a second home for others that had established themselves at other teams. Players like Bebeto and Rivaldo will definitely feel ah how.
Didn't know much of their history but knew them as a club in La Liga, sorry to see them throw in the white flag. I have a feeling more smaller clubs will fold if next season continues without fans in the stands.

It may not be a done deal.  Why? The policy is that final matchday encounters all occur at the same time to assure fairness in competitive outcome. Depor's contention is that the final matchday should have been suspended (delayed) to comport with the principle of attaining or maintaining fairness in competitive outcome. Either all teams face kick-off at the same time or none kick-off.

Inside information suggests that La Liga was going to suspend the entire matchday but then opted not to do so. Back channels indicate that players at some teams were against playing ... even at teams that did not have a fear of relegation.

Just to be clear for everyone, the reference here is to the Segunda División of La Liga.

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Football / Re: Manchester City Thread- Blue Moon has risen!
« on: July 22, 2020, 05:55:28 AM »
Sterling's appearance versus Watford (Tuesday, July 21, 2020) is his 200th for the club. Gabriel Jesus also hits a notable landmark today: 150 appearances.

Kyle Walker is on 450 appearances as a pro across all clubs.

Q: what is the order in which these players were signed by City?
Off the top of my head, no google search: 1) Sterling, 2) Walker & 3) Gabriel Jesus

Sterling,  Jesus,  Walker.  2015, 2016 and 2017. To add to the mix, both Sterling and Walker share a signing anniversary ...  signed on the same date.

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Football / Re: Robert Hadad Thread
« on: July 22, 2020, 05:30:44 AM »
First off,  that Guardian headline is a national tragedy.

Second, if you are not going to pay the man (Ramdhan) while paying others, at least have the perspicacity to glean that you should inform him of the adverse news, and any accompanying rationale for it,  prior to acting. To believe that he would  be permanently unaware of the payment of others is to be wallowing in ignorance. Then, of course,  there is the issue of basic courtesy. Also, from a net strategic viewpoint it undermines the confidence building that should be part of a normalization process. Not to mention, the underlying decision-making has added to the volatility of an already incendiary reality.

That stated, Ramdhan is learning that his ass was not tagged with immunity for being "helpful". 

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Football / Re: Manchester City Thread- Blue Moon has risen!
« on: July 21, 2020, 11:14:59 AM »
Sterling's appearance versus Watford (Tuesday, July 21, 2020) is his 200th for the club. Gabriel Jesus also hits a notable landmark today: 150 appearances.

Kyle Walker is on 450 appearances as a pro across all clubs.

Q: what is the order in which these players were signed by City?

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Football / Re: La Liga Thread
« on: July 21, 2020, 03:50:44 AM »
If you appreciated the football delivered by Deportivo La Coruña particularly in the recent past of the 90s and 00s, and if you appreciate the difficulty of the task Bielsa made appear matter of fact with Leeds, then you'll suffer a bit to see La Coruña having dropped out of professional football. The team provided a platform for some exquisite players and a second home for others that had established themselves at other teams. Players like Bebeto and Rivaldo will definitely feel ah how.

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Football / Re: Coronavirus In Football Thread.
« on: July 21, 2020, 03:11:53 AM »
It's tempting to think that football has found a way to normalize COVID-19, but the path to stability is still rough going. For instance, this is playing out in Spain's second tier as the season is wrapping up. In my view, it's conceivable that teams could face point deductions for taking COVID-19-related decisions that ultimately jeopardize league functions. Let's see how it plays out.

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General Discussion / Re: Now that is how yuh write ah FO letter
« on: July 15, 2020, 02:01:28 AM »
Mic in one hand, can of pitch oil in the other, she drains a bit of the can in each paragraph, puts it down gently, steps away, drops the mic and tosses a flambeau.
   
:flamethrower: 

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The reasons for not wanting public acknowledgement of the mediation are grounded on political calculus and deniability of occurrence.  Had the talks stalled, FIFA could have walked away without the global football community having been clued in to their occurrence and FIFA's apparent concession of its stance.

Had the talks been successful, the outcome could have been presented without having to center on the process that produced the positive outcome. There is also the issue of not wishing to appear to have a weakened hand or compromised position.  And there is also the concern of not wanting every Tom,  Dick and Harry of a football federation advocating for mediation as an alternative recourse circumventing the installation of a NC. At the core,  this is also why the subject matter of the mediation has been presented narrowly by FIFA.

Cast these considerations against the sense of victory felt by United TTFA upon learning that mediation was on the table. Clearly United TTFA was the more incentivized of the parties to make the public aware of the mediation, especially after the many voices in opposition that have been decrying United TTFA for having the temerity to challenge the Big House.

Finally, as much as it would be tempting to believe the Honourable Prime Minister is a prophet,  once he made a statement on mediation,  mediation already was imminently and eminently on the table through back channel conversations. There would have been no lack of clarity  or certainty as to what was to be mediated. Maybe going forward someone will think of a pre-mediation agreement (although there is a disincentive in actually having one reduced to writing should it actually see the light of day).

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It's the second instance of a FIFA statement intended at besmirching the reputation of counsel and/or attacking them personally.  Have no doubts: it is a direct reflection of what Gianni Infantino sought to have communicated and of his modus operandi, thought and psyche, particularly in battle.

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Like all de Liverpool fans drunk or still celebrating 😁

Congratulations and good on you for poking yuh head round de door. What a year to break the curse.

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Football / Re: Kenwyne Jones Thread
« on: June 26, 2020, 09:11:07 PM »
Patriot Front???

Unfortunate choice of name  :o

It's actually "Patriotic Front". There's precedent for use of Patriotic Front in the political arena (for instance, it's the "PF" in ZANU-PF in Zimbabwe). However,  more often than not "PF" has been Popular Front. Nonetheless, it's a name I would have avoided, or suggested not using, because of the concern to which you allude. Of course,  the use in Zimbabwe is decades old and the argument for its use would be that of not letting a divisive group co-opt the use of the term. Perhaps the solution would be "Patriotic Front Trinidad & Tobago".

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Football / Re: Kenwyne Jones Thread
« on: June 26, 2020, 12:39:20 PM »
Yep!  And good for him.  :applause:

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Football / Re: La Liga Thread
« on: June 25, 2020, 08:01:33 AM »
Welcome Luka Romero.

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General Discussion / Re: Black Lives Matter Thread.
« on: June 22, 2020, 08:42:09 AM »
Clearly the sort of contribution the NY Post would latch on to as being definitive justification for right-wing opposing views. Find a figure that proposes contradiction and let it run the route of simplicity (because among that school of thought it always only ever takes one dissenting person with "sufficient melanin" to parade the apple cart of "we're right") But, of course, not everyone is asleep.

Thinking about that Junior Gong line: Come on let's face it, a ghetto education's basic
And most ah de youths dem waste it

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Football / Re: Coronavirus In Football Thread.
« on: June 16, 2020, 05:36:00 AM »
Big up yuh chest, Marcus Rashford! Another footballer who gets it! BOOM! :applause:

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General Discussion / Re: The David Nakhid General Discussion Thread
« on: June 16, 2020, 05:10:24 AM »
Ah want to see KPB and UNC control he

Most relevant in the context of maintaining parliamentary discipline but first he has to be elected. Everything else outside of parliamentary debate would be rabble-rousing. Frankly, barring a sound whipping in 'Puna on Election Day, I see only upsides for Nakhid.

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General Discussion / Re: The David Nakhid General Discussion Thread
« on: June 16, 2020, 05:01:52 AM »
Ah want to see KPB and UNC control he

No control dey nah
" birds of a feather keep flocking the place forever"

 Waits nah did this same DN not turn he back on the national team at one time?  Quit or left?
 Well in TnT we suffer from  memory lapses - this was the same country that allowed a certain man to coach national teams despite his involvement in traitors acts against a government back in the  days.     
Oh yes we tend to like commess and  anyone who lives on the fringes

We get it: his choice is not your cup of tea. I have an acute understanding of why that would be the case based on a reading of your prior contributions and of the UNC's many entries in Hansard. Perhaps DN will express why he made the UNC choice, as best he can without the political rhetoric. At least then there will be a public statement placed on the record. Of course, not all reasons will be placed on the public record. That's the nature of the landscape.

HOWEVER, in my view, I'm not sure that attempting to denigrate Nakhid's service to football is profitable fodder on a political platform.  I'm sure the opportunity to expand on this view will arise during the course of this thread maturing. I'll bookmark that view for now so as to get to the Shabazz comment.

One question is: on balance, has Shabazz done more good than not in contributing to football since his rehabilitation into national life post-1990? Observers from other societies would contend if the answer is "yes", there is a success story in evidence. What's your answer?

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Football / Re: The David Nakhid Thread
« on: June 15, 2020, 02:23:47 AM »
Are we discussing the same PNM that just rejected Dillon's candidacy? :)

Who Dillon, former army guy? Was he an athlete? Wasn't Gary a national hockey player? He was on both sides of the political divide.

I doubt any notoriety achieved by GG was much influenced by anything that occurred on a hockey field.

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General Discussion / Re: The David Nakhid General Discussion Thread
« on: June 15, 2020, 02:02:09 AM »
Puke :banginghead:

Why yuh banging and hurting yuh head now? It's up to Balisier House to repave the road to Balisier House LONG before elections are around the corner. Repave the road, do a landscaping facelift along the walk-up to the entrance, repaint the door and "touch-up" the welcome signage, and continually re-brand and monitor the internal aesthetics more than cosmetically.

There are no automatic buyers among window-shoppers on a smelly street with two main stores littered with a history of consumer protection and customer service issues. Where you shop probably depends on how you hold your nose ... or to your point, where you don't puke.

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Football / Re: The David Nakhid Thread
« on: June 14, 2020, 04:34:59 PM »
Why thes former athletes does turn yellow?!

There's a better question than the one you posed.

Nevertheless, the response to any related question is ... because there is not a perceptibly viable alternative other than "yellow".

Not true! Borel joined PNM. And there are other parties. MSJ, PeP and NOW.

Are we discussing the same PNM that just rejected Dillon's candidacy? :)

Anyhow, the focus is not on anyone who chose the PNM; the focus is on those that opted not to choose the PNM. There's not much of an argument that the UNC has housed prominent athletes. Parties other than the UNC (anyone looking at the UNC is unlikely to have been entertaining the PNM) have not been viewed as perceptibly viable alternatives. That would change if we move to democratic representation based on proportionality (minority parties would get to seat representatives and would unquestionably attract those who regard the two party hegemony as bankrupt).

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General Discussion / The David Nakhid General Discussion Thread
« on: June 14, 2020, 04:21:14 PM »
The following sentence from the UNC media release is noteworthy:

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Mr Nakhid has long been a staunch supporter of the UNC and an avid believer in the leadership of Kamla Persad Bissessar.

This was a necessary declaration with respect to the political leader. Although the legacy of UNC support challenges comprehensive credulity, it is intriguing messaging to the party base. On balance, both of those sentence clauses are the most important elements of the media release. More important than Nakhid's biography and more important than the legwork that facilitated this opportunity.

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Football / Re: The David Nakhid Thread
« on: June 14, 2020, 04:05:46 PM »
The writing was on the wall.  Congratulations, David Nakhid. I'll be starting a thread in your name on the General discussion side of the forum. :)

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Football / Re: The David Nakhid Thread
« on: June 14, 2020, 03:53:48 PM »
Why thes former athletes does turn yellow?!

There's a better question than the one you posed.

Nevertheless, the response to any related question is ... because there is not a perceptibly viable alternative other than "yellow".

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Football / Re: Kits Thread.
« on: June 12, 2020, 01:23:01 PM »
I don't mind the investigative reporting but where was this from Sports Max over the last 2-3 years?
it wasn’t yet the fullness of time. Yet tbh, either Wallace, Ramesh or both set us up with false hope. I want to believe Wallace is a plant, cause he can’t be so naive. But like the man with the real clout is Ramesh. Or is it, T&T football is just entertainment programming for Heaven and Hell. Like mass and bachanal  is in we DNA.

Ramesh is an emergent force. Like he's been sitting down with Garry Kasparov.

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Football / Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« on: June 12, 2020, 01:10:03 PM »
Never a dull day in that country, there’s always commess bachanal and confusion brewing in every aspect of life on that little island where no body wants to sit down and talk over their differences but rather run to the media, and the dirty media instead of putting the health and mental well being of the nation first, they choose to sell their unhealthy swill to the nation further clogging the intelligence of John public and by extension our children. I’m really beginning to hate this country.

PS. I have a prediction. I believe WW will be successful against fifa, and i’m predicting in a few moanthem fenwick would be out of a job, himself and ramdhan.

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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