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General Discussion / If you cross the border illegally.....
« on: July 27, 2010, 02:04:00 AM »
Something interesting I came across online.

If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor.

If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely.

If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.

If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed.

If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again.

If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed.

If you cross the Mexican borders illegally you will jailed for two years.

If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison to rot.

If you cross the United States border illegally you get:
1 - A job
2 - A driver's license
3 - A Social Security card
4 - Welfare
5 - Food stamps
6 - Credit cards
7 - Subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house
8 - Free education
9 - Free health care
10 - A lobbyist in Washington
11 - Billions of dollars in public documents printed in your language
12 - Millions of servicemen and women who are willing to - and do - die
for your right to the ways and means of our @#$%----ution
13 - And the right to carry the flag of your country - the one you walked
out on - while you call America racist and protest that you don't get
enough respect.

I guess this is why the wasps are so angry.

2010 World Cup - South Africa / World Cup of injuries.
« on: June 05, 2010, 12:50:01 PM »
Maybe is because of the number of high profile players affected but I don't recall this many players out of the World Cup due to injury before.

This is a list of notable injuries so far:

Definitely out:
David Beckham (England)
Michael Essien (Ghana)
Micheal Ballack (Germany)
Jon Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
Rio Ferdinand (England)
Didier Drogba (Côte d'Ivoire)

Possibly out (as I write this)
Arjen Robben (Holland)
Martin Skrtel (Slovakia)

...And counting?

General Discussion / Kudos to the people of T&T
« on: May 26, 2010, 07:12:13 AM »
Imagine the heated political campaign we recently saw yet election day was as peaceful as anyone could hope for.  Our nation has many problems but when it really matters out people show our true colors.

God bless T&T.

General Discussion / 10 Cane Rum anyone tried it.
« on: November 13, 2009, 11:42:36 AM »
My vital supplies have run low and I came across 10 Cane in a liquor store here in Charlotte but I've never heard of it.  I went to their website to check it out and it doesn't look like a local brand (they described Trinidad as having "rich volcanic soil" ???)

Anyone tried it?  Is it any good?

Upon further review it looks like it's more like cachaca than rum so I guess my search continues..........

Football / Congrats Ghana FIFA U-20 World Champions!
« on: October 16, 2009, 11:45:59 PM »
10-man Ghana defeat Brazil 4-3 on penalties to lift the U-20 World Cup.

Well done Black Satellites!

Football / Jack Warner Appreciation Thread
« on: September 24, 2009, 01:34:00 PM »

Football / Birchall playing now for Galaxy vs Chicago
« on: August 19, 2009, 07:58:27 PM »
Beckham suspended so Chris got a start today.  Galaxy up 1-0.

Edit: Now 2-0 up thanks to Donovan.  Birchall off in the 67th minute my coverage done ;D

Football / Excerpts from Anelka's upcoming book.
« on: August 17, 2009, 11:57:01 AM »
Nicolas Anelka has the football world on tenter hooks with the imminent release of his audacious autobiography ‘It’s not me. It’s everyone else.’ Which critics are are already labeling ’shocking’ and ‘compelling.’

The book, which details Anelka’s rise from Parisian street urchin to World Cup winner certainly pulls no punches, firing broadsides at former team mates from Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester City, Paris St German, Liverpool and Galatasary.

“I wasn’t accepted anywhere I went.” Says Anelka with heart breaking honesty.

In it Anelka exposes the bullying tactics employed by multi-national clubs world wide and holds a mirror to the ugly face of football. Some critics have even labeled it the sports equivalent to Nelson Mandela’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom.’

However none of the targets suffer the wrath of Anelka as much as former team mate Patrick Vieira, whom Anelka describes as a ‘world class git.’

In excerpts to be serialised in the Guardian Anelka reveals:

“My career at Arsenal was going from strength to strength until the day I crossed Vieira, who was better known in the Arsenal dressing room as ‘Le Long.’ I was playing against Fulham at Highbury and I remember receiving a ball from Bergkamp, then rounding the keeper with ease and, with the goal wide open, somehow managing to screw the ball wide at the last minute. It only happened because the sun was in my eyes. It wasn’t my fault! Anyway Vieira gave me a glare and I knew I was in trouble, afterwards in the showers he tore into me and I just snapped, I knew I shouldn’t have, but I called him a ‘lanky limbed boombaclart.’

At first he just stared at me with his hollow eyes. Then…..WHAM!

Just like that he slapped me across the face with his penis. Just once. But it knocked me back a few steps. It was like being struck by a wet kipper. No one could believe what they saw! Can you imagine how embarrassing it is to be smacked across the face with a 14″ pork sword in front of your team mates? It was the worst moment of my life. No one said anything for what seemed like an eternity, the silence was only broken when Ashley Cole asked “Is it my turn?” It was then I knew I had to leave. When Wenger found out what he’d done he merely high fived him and shouted “And that’s why he’s the captain. POW! Look at that thing!”

Anelka’s book reveals how he only regained his confidence eventually playing alongside Paul Dickov at Manchester City. “He could fit it in a polo.” Anelka reveals.

However not all are sympathatic to Anelka’s plight. Diagne N’dour, Vieira’s life long agent and business partner, described Anelka’s book as a ‘disgrace.’

N’dour wrote on his website that, if anything, Anelka should be privileged that he was allowed to touch Vieira’s chopper:

“In our country it is a great honour to be shown, let alone come into contact with Patrick Vieira’s porridge chucker. Instead of painting my client as a tyrant Mr Anelka should be apologising for sullying my clients penis with his miserable, miserable face.”

Patrick Vieira is yet to comment on these accusations

Arsene's reaction:

Arsène Wenger took time out of his busy pre match schedule to address the hyperbole surrounding the imminent release of Nicolas Anelka’s new autobiography “It’s not me. It’s everyone else.”

As reported earlier this week the Guardian have serialised excerpts of the book where Anelka claims he was hounded out of Arsenal by the bully boy tactics of Patrick Vieira and that he was assaulted in the Arsenal dressing room. An accusation which Wenger was keen to down play.

“There are elements of truth to the story,” stated Wenger, holding his hands up, “I’ll be straight with you, Vieira’s meat cleaver is pretty big. Huge in fact. I doubt a giraffe could deep throat him. I don’t think I can exaggerate it enough to be honest.”

So is there any merit to the accusation that Vieira hit Anelka with it after the Fulham game?

“Well that thing had a life of it’s own,” said the Professor, shifting uneasily in his seat, “I mean, people don’t appreciate what a burden it was for the poor guy, we had to put a sign up in the showers saying Vieira couldn’t walk around naked. Which was pretty hard to enforce but was necessary. If something caught his attention he could turn suddenly and WHACK he’d clock something with it, break some furnishings or knock a dwarf out. That sort of thing. Overmars was out for two weeks once with a dead leg like that. We had to tell the press he did it in training. It was a nightmare.”

So did Vieira intentionally strike Anelka? Or was Arsène evading the question to protect his former captain?

“Well let’s put it like this. I think if he intentionally struck Anelka round the face with it, and really followed through, then he wouldn’t be around to write an autobiography. If you catch my drift. Unless he wrote it in a Stephen Hawkins, one button at a time with his nose, sort of way. So yeah it was an accident and Anelka should grow up. And that’s the last I’m saying on Penis Gate.”

Nicolas Anelka’s book “It’s not me. It’s everyone else” is on sale August 29th from Penguin.

Football / Glen scores in 4-0 rout of Seattle.
« on: August 02, 2009, 03:06:52 PM »
Game just finished so no article yet but here's a link to the goal.


Football / Congrats Mucurapo.
« on: October 13, 2008, 05:03:13 PM »
I see that Mucurapo drew with Trinity 2-2 today (according to schoolsoccernet.com). 

I believe this means that they beat my alma mater to the North title on goal difference so I just wanted to congratulate them (and any old boys here) and wish them (and you) best of luck in the Big 5.

Well Done.

Football / Top 10 - Players To Watch (from SSN)
« on: August 11, 2008, 12:07:49 PM »

With the start of the new Football League season underway, skysports.com has a look at which players have what it takes to play in the Premier League (and haven't been there before!).

Nicky Maynard

At just 21, Nicky Maynard is skysports.com's pick to one day make it big in England's top-flight. Although the former Crewe man has recently joining Bristol City for a fee in excess of £2million - a club record fee - it is surely just a matter of time before he is playing in the Premier League. The Robins were just 90 minutes from the promised land last season and you would not get many betting against Maynard scoring the goals that could see Gary Johnson's side join the elite.

Michael Kightly

Had the one-time Spurs trainee been available more for manager Mick McCarthy then Wolves may have secured a place in the Championship play-offs. Kightly impressed for Grays Athletic after leaving White Hart Lane, form that saw him dubbed "The Ryan Giggs of non-league football". Although the 22-year-old is not a regular scorer for Wolves, when he finds the back of the net the Midlands club tend to win. It could well be Kightly and Wolves' season this year.

Jermaine Beckford

The former Chelsea and Wealdstone striker took his time before making an impact at Elland Road, but he more than made up for lost time last season. Beckford helped himself to 20 League One goals last term, a return that nearly saw Leeds promoted back to the Championship while also reportedly catching the eye of Derby County. Beckford's pace is undoubted and if he can improve his all-around game then Premier League clubs are sure be knocking on Ken Bates' door in the not too distant future.

Albert Adomah

Little is known about the promising winger, although Barnet are sure they have a player of real potential on their books. The 20-year-old played as a semi-pro for Harrow, before being bought by the Bees in January. Such has been Adomah's form since turning professional several Premier League sides are reportedly monitoring his displays. A good start to the new campaign could see the bids coming thick and fast by the New Year.

Lee Trundle

Although age is against the 31-year-old striker he is arguably the most gifted player in this top 10. While his move to Bristol City failed to bring about the level of goals The Robins hoped for, on his day he can win a game on his own. In his time at Swansea, Trundle became a minor celebrity in the game, with his extrovert displays of showboating bringing him to national attention.

Brian Howard

Howard will undoubtedly be remembered for the one defining moment of his career - the goal that knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup at Anfield. The 25-year-old began his career at Southampton but never made a first-team appearance before moving on to Swindon. He has not looked back since joining The Tykes in the summer of 2005 and was made club captain in earlier this year. Barnsley's current £10million valuation is preventing Howard joining a Premier League side.

Ferrie Bodde

One could not fail to have been impressed with this no-nonsense midfielder. Although he picked up two reds cards in his first season his midfield displays helped Roberto Martinez's side finish top of the League One ladder. Derby made three bids for the Dutch midfielder in the summer, but failed to get their hands on the 26-year-old, who penned a new contract with the Liberty Stadium outfit.

Dani Parejo

QPR pulled off quite a coup this summer in landing the Real Madrid youngster on a two-year loan deal. The 19-year-old had been training with Real's first-team before Rs chairman Flavio Briatore brokered a deal with Real supremo Ramon Calderon to allow the youngster to further his career at Loftus Road. With big things expected of Iain Dowie's side this season, Parejo could be the final piece of the jigsaw as the West Londoners seek their long-awaited return to the top-flight.

Akos Buzsaky

Expected to be another key man in QPR's promotion bid, former Plymouth man Buzsaky has all the attributes to hold his own at Premier League level. The Hungary international joined the Rs on loan from Argyle last summer before the move was made a permanent deal in the January transfer window. His consistent goal-scoring displays made him a firm fans' favourite in his debut season at Loftus Road. Next stop, the Premier League?

Jason Scotland

Jason Scotland's impact at Swansea City cannot be underestimated. Not only did he help himself to an impressive 24-goal haul, but his all-around displays and team-work were key to Roberto Martinez's side securing promotion as League One champions. Although there are the likes of Birmingham and Reading in the Championship this season, underestimate Scotland and Swansea at your peril. Scotland is equally adept with both feet and thrives on finding the back of the net.

« on: July 27, 2008, 12:31:24 PM »
Only discussion related to Bognor Regis Town FC here please.

New Players

The Rocks are close to agreeing terms with two players that have league experience.

The Rocks manager Mick Jenkins said he was hopeful of agreeing terms with the players within the next two weeks.

Jenkins said “We have been talking to both players for a while and if we could bring these two players in it would be very good for The Rocks”.

Bognor are at home tomorrow (Saturday) when they host Conference Premier side Stevenage Borough at Nyewood Lane with a 3pm.

Left-back Paul Watson won't feature as he's playing in Gary Hart's testimonial at Brighton, while striker Alex Fisher has opted to stay with Oxford United for their glamour friendly against Manchester United.

Dave Waterman ex-Pompey defender will make his first appearance in a Rocks shirt .Dan Beck is now fit and will be in the starting line-up.

Jenkins said: "We'll be as near to full strength as we can be against Stevenage. I'll probably give James Krause another chance and it's going to be a big test for The Rocks.

Bognor Regis Town Football Club have agreed terms with David Waterman, Paul Watson, Danny Smith, Dan Beck, Scott Harris, Duncan Jupp.

The Rocks are keen to add Josh Dutton-Black, Michael McEnery, Ryan Hill, Paul Hinshelwood, Matt Read, and Gavin McCallum to the team as long as they continue to play well in the friendlies.

Most of the youngsters that played against Gosport failed to make a impression on manager Mick Jenkins, but will get further time to impress him in forthcoming games.

Goalkeeper Matt Read who spent time with West Ham did show his quality against Eastbourne and will start against Stevenage and keeper Tom Taylor from Havant & Waterlooville is likely to start against Three Bridges.

Left-Back Paul Watson showed his quality against Eastbourne is likely to sign a pay-as-you-play deal because of is work with Brighton Football Club.

Danny Smith former Eastleigh skipper show his quality against Eastbourne to and should line up alongside skipper Jupp, Beck and Harris.

Canadian under 20 international Gavin McCallum will play up front on Saturday with Oxford United striker Alex Fisher.

All the other players in Josh Dutton-Black, Ryan Hill, and Paul Hinshelwood have all impressed and will play a part in the next few games.

General Discussion / Jesus is the answer to everything
« on: November 12, 2007, 09:13:55 PM »

I wonder if he gives competitive quotes from the other guys?.

General Discussion / Australia in African refugee ban
« on: October 05, 2007, 06:45:46 PM »
Australia in African refugee ban
By Nick Bryant
BBC News, Sydney

A freeze on the settlement of refugees from Africa - including those from Sudan's Darfur region - has been announced by the Australian government.
Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said the refugees had trouble integrating, and other parts of the world such as Iraq and Burma were greater priorities.
The freeze will last until mid-2008, and there are no guarantees that Africans will be admitted after then.
Critics say it is a pre-election pitch to immigration-wary voters.
Mr Andrews said refugees from Sudan and conflict-torn Darfur were having problems integrating into Australian communities, and that trouble spots closer to home should take priority.
To that end, Africans are being replaced in the humanitarian refugee programme by people fleeing Iraq and Burma.

'Xenophobic' jibe

Australia has accepted or is processing about 3,900 Africans this year - 30% of its total refugee intake.
Just two years ago they made up 70% of the total.
Critics have accused the government of a pre-election move to appeal to xenophobic voters, and they have also said it is absolutely wrong to argue that Africans are failing to integrate.
One community leader said they were making an immense contribution to the economy by taking jobs which many Australians simply did not want to do.
Certainly, there is a nativistic streak in parts of the Australian electorate.
In previous campaigns the Prime Minister John Howard government has benefited from concerns over immigration - especially in regional seats.

Only last year the town of Tamworth in New South Wales voted against hosting a trial refugee resettlement programme after the Sudanese were branded as criminals by the local mayor.  So fierce was the condemnation that the council was forced to reverse that decision.

I'm really not suprised by this.  Australia had a white-only European-only immigration policy for years and they're repression of the Aboriginal people has only eased in recent times.

Now it seems that a few thousand African immigrants is too much for them to bear.

TrekStor showcases i.Beat blaxx portable media player

Surely not as flashy as the gilded i.Beat organix seen at last year's CeBIT, TrekStor's i.Beat blaxx still looks mighty fine in its own right. Debuting at IFA, this diminutive player weighs in at just 26-grams and features a 1.3-inch 160 x 128 resolution display, MP3 / WMA / OGG / WAV / SMV file support, a built-in FM tuner, line-in port, a rechargeable Li-ion, and USB connectivity. The units arrive in both 2GB and 4GB flavors and come bundled with a set of Sennheiser headphones, and while the least capacious iteration will ring up at €119.99 ($162), you can double the storage space for just €30 ($41) more.

The i.beat.blaxx...coming soon to your local KKK Chapter.

Football / Celtic targets T&T trio.
« on: August 16, 2007, 11:00:57 AM »
Bhoys target T&T trio.
By: Peter O'Rourke (Skysports.com).

Bhoys eye trio - Peltier: Highly-rated.

Skysports.com understands Celtic are closing in on the signings of Trinidad & Tobago trio Lester Peltier, Khaleem Hyland and Atullah Guerra. The San Juan Jabloteh stars have been training at the Scottish champions for the past week after being invited over to Glasgow.
Celtic's football development manager John Park has recommended the trio to Bhoys boss Gordon Strachan. The midfield trio are regarded as three of the brightest young talents to emerge from Trinidad & Tobago and Hyland has already featured for the national team.
Portsmouth were keen on signing the trio last season and invited them over for trials. Pompey boss Harry Redknapp tried to sign Peltier last month, but they were foiled in their attempts to sign the youngster after failing to secure a work permit.
Celtic are now ready to offer the trio the chance to win moves to Europe after being impressed by them in training. A number of clubs in Germany and Holland are thought to be keeping tabs on the trio, but Celtic are hoping to steal a march on their rivals by agreeing deals to take them to Parkhead.

Jokes / BA halts all flights from the UK
« on: August 15, 2006, 11:48:52 AM »

I pity the fools.

General Discussion / Charlotte, NC
« on: July 27, 2006, 12:15:36 AM »
I'm moving from Miami to Charlotte in a months time and I was wondering if anyone on this board lives up that way.

Football / Interesting article about the MLS and Evans Wise
« on: July 13, 2006, 04:03:37 PM »
I thought this was an interesting view about coaching development and the writer makes his point using Evans Wise as an example.

Here's the link: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=373833&root=us&cc=5901.

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