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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: February 25, 2024, 02:11:21 PM »
links?

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Football / Re: Marc Gangia Thread.
« on: February 09, 2024, 10:27:19 AM »
 :beermug: :beermug:

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Football / Re: Marc Gangia Thread.
« on: February 09, 2024, 03:07:39 AM »
I am sorry but I find myself wondering how the hell a man playing in the FIFTH TIER of Danish football has been called up to train?

I know we need strikers, well you can't say they aren't leaving any stone unturned.

The fellow who was drafted by Toronto should be in the mix somehow.

VB

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Football / Re: 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: December 19, 2023, 02:03:51 PM »
Just curious, for anyone who actually attended the game vs the USA at the HCS, what was the attendance like and how did Real Gill look?

I get the impression Real can't really make an impact against the bigger better teams due to a lack of size. Curious to hear form someone who actually attended the game.

VB

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Football / Re: 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: October 13, 2023, 07:30:02 PM »
links?

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Cup Thread
« on: October 03, 2023, 06:29:09 PM »
That sounds nonsensical. Who organized this tournament the TTFA?  ::)


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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Cup Thread
« on: October 01, 2023, 01:19:13 AM »
Am I missing something?

How could ACPOS be eliminated after three games. Isn't this a home and away competition?

VB

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Cup Thread
« on: September 20, 2023, 02:58:04 PM »
Any links for today's game?

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Cup Thread
« on: August 24, 2023, 05:19:19 PM »
Any chance for a link?

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Other Sports / Re: RIP Claude Noel
« on: June 16, 2023, 03:32:06 PM »


Noel winning the World Title.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT151LTBy7M

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Other Sports / RIP Claude Noel
« on: June 16, 2023, 03:27:46 PM »

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Football / Re the U 20 WC in Argentina
« on: May 30, 2023, 08:40:18 AM »
I have a roommate who played football in Nigeria. He is studying in Toronto and playing College soccer here. He has trials with two European clubs this summer.

He is 23 and told me if he had stayed in Nigeria he would have been on the present U 20 team in Argentina. ;-)

He added that is cousin is a starter on the team and is 25 LOL.

He said one of the reasons FIFA can't ascertain these things is that many Nigerian don't have proper nutrition so their bones don't reflect their proper age. Whereas I understand that,  his family is comfortable and certainly well fed but when he casually told me about the ages on the team I had to laugh. I don't feel so badly now about the cut tail that those African teams give TT and Canada.

VB

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Good luck to you Boss.

Show us a preview please.

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Football / Re: 2022 SSFL Thread
« on: December 08, 2022, 10:10:15 PM »
F-A-T-I-M-A!!!!!!   ;D ;D :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:

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Football / Re: 2022 SSFL Thread
« on: October 27, 2022, 09:48:54 AM »
I was reading the newspapers today and understand there is now a Big Five tournament.

I am confused. If we have league Champs what is the purpose of  a Big Five? Or is this just another attempt to make money.

VB

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Football / Re: Anton Corneal Thread
« on: August 26, 2022, 02:20:11 PM »
Good for him.

I hope they pay him on time.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Commonwealth Games 2022
« on: August 03, 2022, 09:43:17 AM »
It's really time to rethink these ' Common Wealth Games'  seems now like a glorification of  an old British colonial empire hosting those who were once colonized!!!!
Is this reason to celebrate and host? Should this  even exist under this banner? In the opening  ceremonies- even had to sign ' God Save the Queen"

 I recalled even  in standard 7 back in the days lining up in rows and standing in teh hot sun to sing this at school. I refused- and quickly  teacher playing  colonial master  cracked a whip on my arse for not singing!!!!

Why do I need to glorify the  royal masters who reigned domination over the colonizers? and today with this realization I watch  these games with a new awakening of what it symbolize- just my opinion


There is nothing wrong with the games. It is just that our sports sucks and we don't or can't even win bronze medals. At one time it was real important. But now it has be relegate a tier down. The World TF championship is more important, at least for TF athletes. Evn PanAm games has dropped to tiers. But it is important that our athletes participate.

 :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:

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General Discussion / Re: Fatima days
« on: July 22, 2022, 10:39:56 AM »


Was looking up the name of a Fatima teacher on google and this thread came up.  ;D

I had two books published last yr., one is chok full of anecdotes re Fatima and certain students.

One that I had to include was two different stories involving different students (i) some men who macco a bull through a hole in somebody roof, a white man was on top of an Indian woman. One of the students putll out he C** and start to jock while the white man bulling. Both of them come together and he break on the white man back.. (ii) the other some fellas I know used to macco bull at a local whore house on dey lunch break, they get catch and the bouncers almost kill dem but they bolt. Some of them are well known today so I will not embarass them. I think one on this forum. For the sake of literary license, I put the same characters in both stories.

A big falling out I had with Mother Frog.

Durj benching me for a week.

Certain teachers who like to skin up for man.

And of course some lyrics about Totie Head. ;-)

The man who feel up Zakour and get bench.

Memories of Pantin, his legendary status and just as legendary blows.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BQ6J8G5/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

VB

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I believe there are some clips on youtube.

His son in law played William Hogg played FC cricket and his grandson Kyle played for the England youth team and was considered unlucky not to get picked for England before he retired due to injury.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Trinidad & Tobago authors
« on: July 16, 2022, 10:47:19 AM »

Pleased to announce that my book Trials and Tribulations: a young boy's coming of age has received Honourable Mention at both the New England Book Festival and the London Book Festival in the Biography/Memoir Category.

http://www.newenglandbookfestivals.com/

http://www.londonbookfestival.com/

VB





A few weeks ago Trials and Tribulations: A Young Boy's Coming of Age, received Honourable Mention at the San Francisco Book Festival.

http://www.sanfranciscobookfestival.com/winners_2022.htm


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Football / Re: 2022 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: June 03, 2022, 07:33:48 PM »
I wonder what kind of game we have to play for Ranjitsingh to get a looksee.

VB

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Jokes / Re: I heard Some Very Disturbing News..
« on: May 17, 2022, 03:07:16 PM »
I missed the ten year anniversary of this post. DJ, please tell us your disturbing news!

You all just will not leave this man alone.  ;D

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Football / TT football really gone through yes!!
« on: May 17, 2022, 12:20:55 PM »
This is the link for the TT Pro Leaague SMFH!!!  :(

https://ttproleague.com/

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Football / Re: Molik Khan Thread
« on: May 05, 2022, 08:51:31 AM »
Happy for him. It may only be the Second Team but in these dire times of TT football, it is a ray of light.

All the best Molik.

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Football / Re: Scouting for Talent Thread
« on: April 23, 2022, 02:26:45 PM »
Morning Breds. So I spoke to Lucus-Walker's dad, Gerard, this morning. He said that he heard that  these 4 players were chosen at this moment. He said that the TTFA is still open to the others players. They have not shut the door on anyone.  But they have the budgetary issues.  They have not closed the door for the older players. Again money is an big issue. They are looking at the U-20 qualifications at this moment, and the Concacaf Nations league. Which brings up the over 20 players. His son Toafik is 24 and the coaches in TT knows him and are aware of his abilities. So there is the possibility of him getting a call up. He said that he is playing USL2 for NOVA FC( formerly Northern Virginia Royals). He said that they were about to sign up for a club in Wales, but the Covid pandemic cut that out. He said that he tried out with Miami FC, but it did not work out. They are still pushing for MLS or MLS2. That's it.

Taofik is 24 and playing in a league that is semipro at best, consists mostly of college players, and runs for about three months. Why would that translate into a call up to the senior team? Is our national team some kinda fall-back option now?


YES   :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Football / Re: Scouting for Talent Thread
« on: April 23, 2022, 06:00:57 AM »
I heard that 4 players were selected from the combine trials for the U20 playoffs in Honduras. Curtis Deleon, Wayne Fredericks Jr. , Noah Roka, Tyrell Moore.

Just curious is Deleon related Leroy Deleon.
Is Moore related to the Tobagonian Wendelle Moore?

VB

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Trinidad & Tobago authors
« on: April 21, 2022, 12:49:04 PM »

Pleased to announce that my book Trials and Tribulations: a young boy's coming of age has received Honourable Mention at both the New England Book Festival and the London Book Festival in the Biography/Memoir Category.

http://www.newenglandbookfestivals.com/

http://www.londonbookfestival.com/

VB




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