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Football / Re: Dwight Yorke criticises lack of black managers
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:33:41 PM »
Is Dwight a certified FA coach. FA badge or whatever?

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing.

I remember Sol Campbell making the same complaint a few years ago and even questioning Gary Neville's appointment to the England coaching staff. However, Neville had already obtained his UEFA A and B coaching licenses at that point, while Campbell had yet to do so.

If these guys are going to raise this question ó and it's certainly a valid one ó then they need to make sure they have all their credentials in place first.

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Football / Dwight Yorke criticises lack of black managers
« on: April 20, 2017, 05:34:01 PM »
Dwight Yorke: Ex-Man Utd striker cannot get interview to be manager
BBC Sports.


Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has criticised the lack of black bosses in football and claims he cannot get an interview for a manager's job.

Yorke, 45, said he knew of black former players who would not do coaching badges as they felt they had little chance of getting a coaching role.

"If it's not because of the colour of our skin then tell me what it is?" the former Trinidad and Tobago player said.

"I'm speaking out about it. Be fair. At least give us an interview."

Speaking to BBC World Service's World Football show, Yorke suggested that black players might have to consider going on strike to force those involved in the game to take a serious look at the lack of black managers.

Earlier this month Grimsby Town sacked Marcus Bignot, leaving Brighton's Chris Hughton and Carlisle's Keith Curle as the only managers from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in the top four divisions of the English game.

"Football is a global sport and black players have contributed to the global sport for a number of years," added Yorke, whose former clubs also included Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers.

"Look to the Premier League. Are there any black managers? Look at the Italian league? Are there any black managers? The list goes on."

Yorke won the Premier League three times at United, in 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-01. He also helped Sir Alex Ferguson's team win the Champions League in 1999.

He added: "People like myself, who have good credibility in the game and played at the very top level, you'd think would get a job or at least be given an interview, but you're not even getting an interview.

"I see managers with my own eyes walking out of jobs and then walking into jobs, getting sacked and then walking back into another job... yet we can't even get an interview.

"I see that as not being fair."

'There's no doubt the balances are not right'

Last month, Brighton boss Hughton said there was a "real enthusiasm for change" to give equal opportunities for black managers in the English game.

"It is going to be about talking around the table as much as possible, highlighting it as much as possible and looking to see change," added Hughton, who has masterminded Brighton's promotion to the Premier League.

"There is no doubt that the balances are not right.

"Where I have seen change is at grassroots level and academy level. I think everybody wants to see that at first-team level up through the leagues.

"I do think there is a real enthusiasm to want change."

Listen: Dwight Yorke - black players may have to consider going on strike

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39661668


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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (6-Sept-2016)
« on: September 07, 2016, 07:20:58 PM »
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Football / Re: Mario Balotelli
« on: May 24, 2016, 08:16:51 PM »
I think Roberto Donnadoni made the Italian team after moving to the US ...

He did. Played in the 1996 European Championship as an MLS player:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_1996_squads#Italy

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Football / Re: Mario Balotelli
« on: May 23, 2016, 02:02:36 PM »
Balotelli and Pirlo omitted from Italyís Euro 2016 squad

Four years after his goals propelled Italy into the European Championship final, Mario Balotelli will not even get a chance to play in the 2016 tournament.

As expected, Balotelli was left out when the Italy coach Antonio Conte named a preliminary 30-man squad for Euro 2016 on Monday. On loan from Liverpool, Balotelli scored only one goal in 20 Serie A appearances for AC Milan this season.

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Football / Re: Nick DeLeon declines T&T call-up.
« on: May 23, 2016, 01:59:59 PM »
DeLeon is not on the USA's Copa America roster that was announced a few days ago, even though I don't think he's ever really been on Klinsmann's radar at all.

I imagine his commitment to T&T is just a matter of time, although I could also see him waiting until the Hex to do it.

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Football / Re: Nick DeLeon declines T&T call-up.
« on: March 08, 2016, 04:54:51 PM »

Honestly I feel like we being used as second fiddle here. Is either he wants to play for T&T or not.. This is not a papyshow ting. This is national football team football here we talking about

Unless the player has absolutely no chance of making his birth country's team, we're always second fiddle. That's the reality.

Right and its about time we accept this knowing that he is waiting to see if he gets his American call up. He is basically holding out. That is the reality. Once we can accept this is reality there will be less confusion about why he aint select T&T or make a decision yet. 

Yep. And it's not like the USA never plays second fiddle either. We were the fallback choice for Jermaine Jones, for example, and other German-Americans as well.

That's how many countries end up getting some of their best players.

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Football / Re: TT vs USA Nov. 19, 1989.......Full Game
« on: November 19, 2015, 06:51:31 PM »
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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (17-Nov-2015)
« on: November 17, 2015, 05:05:40 PM »
I just read a report that the power is out at the stadium. Anyone know if that's true?

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (17-Nov-2015)
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:10:59 PM »
the USA might be in a slum ATM but they are still a well organized proficient team with a master strategist and they are not going to give us any easy chances like mexico did

I'm afraid you won't find many USA fans that will agree with that assessment of Klinsmann.

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Football / Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« on: August 06, 2015, 11:41:23 PM »
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Football / Re: Nick DeLeon declines T&T call-up.
« on: August 04, 2015, 06:26:05 PM »
It would be sad if USA used then discard like Findley

The USA took Findley to the World Cup, where he also got playing time. I don't think he can feel too hard done by.

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Football / Re: Zamora's next stop - T&T.
« on: August 03, 2015, 06:55:22 PM »
Bobby Zamora: Brighton sign 34-year-old former striker

Brighton have signed former striker Bobby Zamora on a one-year contract.

The 34-year-old played for Albion between 2000 and 2003, scoring 83 goals in 136 games, before joining Tottenham.

Zamora, who has won two England caps, was released by Queens Park Rangers at the end of last season.

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Football / Re: Nick DeLeon declines T&T call-up.
« on: August 03, 2015, 06:48:03 PM »
What are the positives of playing for us?

Huge bonuses from the TTFA!

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (15-Jul-2015)
« on: July 15, 2015, 08:55:32 PM »
Nice work, Trinis! Way to deliver a body blow to the Mexicans!

And it was especially sweet after seeing your player getting showered with all those bottles, cups, etc. while taking the corner!  :pissedoff:



Precisely. I have an issue with CONCACAF on that. The gall of Herrera to be complaining about the time. The referee was also none too impressive in this regard.

Kudos to Joevin for dealing with those conditions without reacting ... and to deliver a quality ball. As for Yohance ... nuff said. :applause:

It takes some real no-class fans to do that.

It would be nice to see some kind of punishment by CONCACAF, but that'll probably never happen. At the very least a public reprimand is in order.

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (15-Jul-2015)
« on: July 15, 2015, 08:39:17 PM »
Nice work, Trinis! Way to deliver a body blow to the Mexicans!

And it was especially sweet after seeing your player getting showered with all those bottles, cups, etc. while taking the corner!  :pissedoff:


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Football / Re: Maund's father defends his son's switch to the USA
« on: July 06, 2015, 02:01:38 PM »
if maunds want to rejoin fine with me

He can't. He filed a one-time switch to play for the USA.


He has never played for the U.S. senior team in a FIFA competitive match, so he is still eligible to play for T&T.

In his youth days, he represented Trinidad and Tobago's U-17 team but filed his one-time switch to play for the United States at the 2009 U-20 World Cup thereby tying him permanently to the United States internationally.


i heard anton corneal said he is still eligible as he has not played for the senior team some years ago

Then Corneal needs to review the FIFA rules. There's a reason it's called a one-time switch.

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Football / Re: 2015 Women's World Cup - Canada
« on: July 05, 2015, 09:01:50 PM »
USA Women - World Champions!!!


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Football / Re: Maund's father defends his son's switch to the USA
« on: July 05, 2015, 08:44:45 PM »
if maunds want to rejoin fine with me

He can't. He filed a one-time switch to play for the USA.

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Football / Re: Maund's father defends his son's switch to the USA
« on: July 05, 2015, 12:10:03 AM »
In the last month or so Maund has managed to establish himself as a starter for Real Salt Lake. He looks on course to have his strongest season yet in the league.

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Football / Re: Winter World Cup
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:28:41 AM »
Spanish football league becomes first to take legal action over Qatar World Cup dates

FIFAís weather-related move of the 2022 World Cup from to November-December has its first legal challenge.

The Spanish league has filed an appeal against FIFAís decision to switch the tournamentís dates due to searing summer temperatures in Qatar, saying the 8-week break midway through the season would cost the league close to $72 million.

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Football / Re: 2015 Copa America Thread
« on: June 21, 2015, 09:22:13 PM »
I suppose you were expecting the likes of Darren Mattocks, Giles Barnes, Deshorn Brown etc to waltz into the Copa America and dominate world class defenders like Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mascharano, Diego Godin etc. You expected these same strikers to out-shoot and outscore Higuain, Cavani, Tevez, Di Maria, Messi?

I suspect you might have been expecting 6-0 and 5-0 scores for Jamaica against these teams before the tournament started.

I wasn't expecting anything like that. Just saying that for Jamaica in this tournament there were both positives (managed to stay relatively organized and concede few goals) and negatives (toothless attack).

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Football / Re: 2015 Copa America Thread
« on: June 20, 2015, 08:49:53 PM »
Jamaica did well.

Well, they never got blown out in any of their games. But over all three of them they only managed 2 total shots on goal.
yuh talking ass go check yuh facts.....

Here are your facts, straight from the tournament's official website:

Against Uruguay - 0

Against Paraguay - 1

Against Argentina - 1

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Football / Re: 2015 Copa America Thread
« on: June 20, 2015, 08:16:58 PM »
Jamaica did well.

Well, they never got blown out in any of their games. But over all three of them they only managed 2 total shots on goal.

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Football / Re: FIFA News Thread.
« on: May 27, 2015, 01:41:40 PM »
Trinidad issues arrest warrant for Jack Warner

An arrest warrant has been issued in Trinidad and Tobago for former FIFA vice president Jack Warner at the request of U.S. authorities, the attorney general of the twin island Caribbean nation sys.

The two countries have an extradition treaty. The statement said it would "ensure that Mr. Warner's rights are respected." Warner, a former FIFA vice president indicted by U.S. authorities investigating corruption in soccer, says he is innocent.

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Football / Re: FIFA News Thread.
« on: May 27, 2015, 09:02:11 AM »
Not seeing Chuck Blazer name?

Here's how Blazer figures in:

When FIFA cleared itself of wrongdoing, the FBI wasn't ready to do the same.

It wanted to know whether any of the allegations of bribe-taking and kickbacks by FIFA officials took place on American soil.

And it knew it was on the right track, especially after it secured the cooperation of a former top FIFA official -- and an American -- named Chuck Blazer.

Blazer had found himself in a bind. He hadn't paid his taxes for many, many years and was looking at serious prison time. So he became an informant, who provided documents and recordings of meetings with FIFA colleagues that hinted at not-so-kosher dealings, law enforcement officials said.


http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/27/us/fifa-corruption-investigation-why/index.html?sr=twcnnbrk052715fifacorruptioninvestigationwhy421aStoryLink

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Football / Re: Scouting for Soca Warriors, the Thread.
« on: March 03, 2015, 02:38:25 PM »
Desevio Payne Discusses Eredivisie Debut, U.S. U-20s

Payne was born in Greenwood, S.C., after his parents graduated from tiny Lander University. His father hails from Trinidad & Tobago but moved to the United States, became an American citizen, and earned a soccer scholarship to Lander. His mother is Dutch and played for Landerís softball team.

When Desevio was just one year old, his parents decided to move the family to the Netherlands so that their son could experience his motherís culture. The initial plan was to remain there for five years but that eventually faded and the move became permanent. Even while living abroad, however, his father was adamant that Desevio maintained his American roots. As a result, English was frequently spoken at their house and American traditions were celebrated.

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Football / Re: Scouting for Soca Warriors, the Thread.
« on: February 15, 2015, 08:21:18 AM »
Payne embraces American roots

Payne was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. His father, Ashton Payne, was born in Trinidad and Tobago but immigrated to the United States where he eventually became an American citizen.

In his college years, Ashton earned a soccer scholarship at Lander University in South Carolina and that is where he met his future Dutch wife who was also at Lander on a softball scholarship. Eventually the two married in the area, and Desevio was born soon after.

When Desevio was only a year old, Ashton had a plan to move the family to Holland for five years so that Desevio would have an opportunity to experience his mother's side of the family and their Dutch culture. The initial plan for five years, however, eventually faded and the move became permanent as the family grew happily in Holland.

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