November 30, 2021, 03:55:47 PM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Topics - mukumsplau

Pages: [1] 2
1
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/tnpaaVB4XyA" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/tnpaaVB4XyA</a>

2
can we embed vimeo here?

decent local flim here check it out


3
Cricket Anyone / what. a. catch.
« on: April 25, 2014, 04:29:35 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/TQMDDWki2U8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/TQMDDWki2U8</a>

4
General Discussion / What is this?
« on: November 04, 2012, 08:29:05 AM »
saw two of this growing behind my house....this one in the pic is at least 20 to 25cm...never seen anything like this before..the 'head' of both seems to be attracting all kinds of flies and little insects...the tip of the head has an open hole...




5
General Discussion / Jamal, oh Jamal...
« on: October 24, 2012, 09:58:17 PM »
Text of letter to TV6 Head of News Dominic Kalipersad
Story Created: Oct 24, 2012 at 10:54 PM ECT
Story Updated: Oct 24, 2012 at 10:54 PM ECT

Mr Kalipersad,

I write these few lines as a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and a silent observer of all things in the media...

These words are not official Government positions but just the vibes of an insignificant, Muslim coolie from San Juan.

I respect your role in the media and the years of effort and sacrifice you have carved in the media fraternity in our country.

I may not always agree with your point of view and opinions expressed but I will give my life for you to have the freedom to express yourself.
I know the importance of a free press and I have seen for myself what happens when the media is used and abused.
Something seems to be going on at TV6 and the Express and it is not too nice.
A blind man can see that there is a clear bias at both TV6 and Express.

On the one hand, items and reports are being presented in the name of investigative journalism and the only rationale for these reports is to embarrass certain individuals.

Perceptions are being encouraged and these perceptions are based on lies, half-truths and innuendo.

It is clear to me that there is a specific agenda to discredit Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and members of her Government. Since May 2010, I have seen for myself a deliberate and targeted barrage of accusations and misrepresentations about the People's Partnership as if there is an ultimate objective to make the Government fall. Notwithstanding the fact that the Partnership received an overwhelming mandate from the People, TV6 and Express have embarked on a sad journey to discredit and destroy.

To make matters worse, a deliberate programme has appeared on both TV6 and the Express, where the PNM is being re-branded, refreshed and re-aligned so that it will become a new PNM ready for governance with the fall of the People's Partnership.

I have noticed that anytime {without exception} there is a perceived problem concerning the Partnership Government, there is always a PNM official ready, willing and able to make a comment.
This is most unfortunate.

May I remind you, Mr Kalipersad, that I respect the views of TV6 and Express. If it is the wish of the Editorial Board to see the removal of the People's Partnership, I have no problem with that. That is their right and privilege so to do. As a private company, you all have every right to go in any direction. All I wish is that you be fair.

Stop the mud-slinging and speculation against members of the Government and be willing to let people defend decisions that have been made. Within the PNM, there is a view that no one else has the right to govern this land and up to today, we often hear that "this is PNM country".

Unfortunately, this myopic and naive view can never be true. There are many other citizens, not of the PNM, who are quite capable of offering leadership in this land. We should be willing to change and encourage change in this country.

For too long, we have been caught in a backward and dangerous mode of maintaining stupid and archaic ways of dealing with our problems.

Whether we like it or not, the People's Partnership was given a mandate to change the way we do business in this country. Those who fight to maintain the status quo must now give way to meaningful change.

Let it not be one-way traffic for the PNM or an orgy of embarrassment for the Partnership.
"The theory of the free press is not that the truth will be presented completely or perfectly in any one instance but that truth will emerge from free discussion.

Breathe easy, brother.
There is room for all of us.


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Text_of_letter_to_TV6_Head_of_News_Dominic_Kalipersad-175715821.html

6
General Discussion / Mass. chemist in drug test flap is arrested
« on: September 29, 2012, 06:39:18 AM »
probably thats why they call us trickydadians...for some reason she got me thinkin of reshmi...
woman say she aint mean to hurt anyone...eh heh?!!



BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts chemist accused of faking drug test results now finds herself in the same position as the accused drug dealers she testified against: charged with a crime and facing years in prison.

Annie Dookhan, 34, of Franklin, was arrested Friday in a burgeoning investigation that has already led to the shutdown of a state drug lab, the resignation of the state's public health commissioner and the potential upending of thousands of criminal cases.

"Annie Dookhan's alleged actions corrupted the integrity of the entire criminal justice system," state Attorney General Martha Coakley said during a news conference after Dookhan's arrest. "There are many victims as a result of this."

Dookhan faces more than 20 years in prison on charges of obstruction of justice and falsely pretending to hold a degree form a college or university.

Dookhan's alleged mishandling of drug samples prompted the shutdown of the Hinton State Laboratory Institute in Boston last month.

State police say Dookhan tested more than 60,000 drug samples involving 34,000 defendants during her nine years at the lab. Defense lawyers and prosecutors are scrambling to figure out how to deal with the fallout.

Since the lab closed, more than a dozen drug defendants are back on the street while their attorneys challenge the charges based on Dookhan's misconduct.

Many more defendants are expected to be released. Authorities say more than 1,100 inmates are currently serving time in cases in which Dookhan was the primary or secondary chemist.






During Dookhan's arraignment in Boston Municipal Court, Assistant Attorney General John Verner called the charges against Dookhan "preliminary" and said a "much broader" investigation is being conducted.
Verner said state police learned of Dookhan's alleged actions in July after they interviewed a chemist at the lab who said he had observed "many irregularities" in Dookhan's work.

Verner said Dookhan later acknowledged to state police that she sometimes would take 15 to 25 samples and instead of testing them all, she would test only five of them, then list them all as positive. She said that sometimes, if a sample tested negative, she would take known cocaine from another sample and add it to the negative sample to make it test positive for cocaine, Verner said.

Dookhan was charged with two counts of obstruction of justice, a felony count that carries up to 10 years in prison, and pretending to hold a degree, a misdemeanor punishable by as much as a year in jail.

She pleaded not guilty and was later released on $10,000 bail. She was ordered to turn over her passport, submit to GPS monitoring, and not have contact with any former or current employees of the lab. Family members and Dookhan's attorney declined to comment after the brief hearing. Her next court date is Dec. 3.

The obstruction charges accuse Dookhan of lying about drug samples she analyzed at the lab in March 2011 for a Suffolk County case, and for testifying under oath in August 2010 that she had a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Coakley said.

In one of the cases, Boston police had tested a substance as negative for cocaine, but when Dookhan tested it, she reported it as positive. Investigators later re-tested the sample and it came back negative, Verner said.

The only motive authorities have found so far is that Dookhan wanted to be seen as a good worker, Coakley said.

"Her actions totally turned the system on its head," Coakley said.
According to a state police report in August, Dookhan said she just wanted to get the work done and never meant to hurt anyone.

"I screwed up big-time," she is quoted as saying. "I messed up bad; it's my fault. I don't want the lab to get in trouble."

Dookhan's supervisors have faced harsh criticism for not removing her from lab duties after suspicions about her were first raised by her co-workers and for not alerting prosecutors and police. However, Coakley said there is no indication so far of criminal activity by anyone else at the lab.

Co-workers began expressing concern about Dookhan's work habits several years ago, but her supervisors
allowed her to continue working. Dookhan was the most productive chemist in the lab, routinely testing more than 500 samples a month, while others tested between 50 and 150.

One co-worker told state police he never saw Dookhan in front of a microscope. A lab employee saw Dookhan weighing drug samples without doing a balance check on her scale.

In an interview with state police late last month, Dookhan allegedly admitted faking test results for two to three years. She told police she identified some drug samples as narcotics simply by looking at them instead of testing them, a process known as "dry labbing." She also said she forged the initials of colleagues and deliberately turned a negative sample into a positive for narcotics a few times.
Defense attorneys for drug suspects were not surprised by Dookhan's arrest.

"I hope the system isn't treating the evidence against her the way she treated the evidence against several thousand defendants," said attorney John T. Martin, who has a client who was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea based on concerns over Dookhan's work.

Dookhan was suspended from lab duties after getting caught forging a colleague's initials on paperwork in June 2011. She resigned in March as the Department of Public Health investigated. The lab was run by the department until July 1, when state police took over as part of a state budget directive.
___
Niedowski reported from Franklin. AP writer Bridget Murphy contributed to this report.

7
Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Destra - Good Love (Official Video)
« on: August 12, 2012, 02:35:55 PM »
mmmmm ah love mih some destra and love that she puttin out some quality videos

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hwrXZXWCzxw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/hwrXZXWCzxw</a>

8
Football / Scommessopoli
« on: August 02, 2012, 10:46:26 AM »
Please note that this has nothing to do with Juventus and any charges brought against current staff were for breaches that 'allegedly' took place while they were at other clubs in Serie B.

where conte is involved, this thing wreaks of someone's personal vendetta...those who know the FIGC know who its senior authoritative officials are in bed with..anyway, the man at the centre is Carrobio, an ex-Siena player under Conte who was convicted of matchfixing and to reduce his sentence he started 'calling names'...the flagship evidence the prosecutor is using is this alleged lockeroom meeting with conte and the 20 plus players where he said conte told them of the fix. every single one of the other players (20+) signed sealed and delivered affidavits to the court saying they dont know what the f**k carobbio is talking about yet, its on the basis of this meeting and this meeting alone that the FIGC wants to hang Conte for failure to report. so then, ask yourself this...why not charge the 20+ player for failure to report also as they were in this same meeting? shit doesnt add up and many across italy have spoken about the inconsistencies not only within this case but across the board..e.g. preziozi (genoa president and inter/milan ballslicker) gets 6months stadium ban for DIRECT involvement in match-fixing...some other guy getting 3 months for failure to report etc...italian judicial system is known as a jokey one but the sporting justice system is worse where ure basically guilty until proven innocent...

Conte lawyers attack Carobbio
By Football Italia staff

Antonio Conte’s lawyers have begun their defence as the Juventus Coach goes to a full trial, risking a 15-month ban, in the betting scandal due to his time at Siena.

Conte was charged with failing to report an attempted fix to the authorities, but the only evidence against him is the testimony of ‘pentito’ (someone who has confessed and receives a large discount on his punishment by naming other names) Filippo Carobbio.

The testimony is based around a team meeting in which Conte allegedly stated there were ‘agreed’ results against Novara and Albinoleffe. However, 23 other players present at the same meeting testified he never said that.

“There is no evidence,” said lawyer Antonio De Rensis. “There is one person’s word against another. No intercepted phone calls, no evidence, no passage of money, nothing.

“I am not here to tell you Carobbio is not credible. I am here to tell you Carobbio is not the only credible one. When we are faced with an accusation and no other evidence aside from that, we have to look at the testimony very carefully.

“When Carobbio was interrogated on January 19, he did not mention Conte, nor did he remember any of his involvement. He only ‘remembered’ on February 29 when testifying before the federal court.

“His accusation is counter to Conte’s history and the 20-month-ban Carobbio got in a plea bargain proves he had interest in dragging others into it.

“The court says Carobbio is credible and Carlo Gervasoni is credible, but one says black and the other white when describing the same thing.

“Carobbio lied about other aspects of the affair, claiming he had no more contact with the betting syndicate although he was shown to have made a series of phone calls using an Egyptian SIM card. So why are you so eager to believe him?

“There were enormous contradictions and admitting would mean you forfeiting the trial. This is not justice, but a pure battle. Carobbio’s testimony on July 10 is a banana skin and the silence speaks volumes. He was not asked about the phone calls. It would’ve been the first thing I’d have asked him.”

The lawyer also made it clear the plea bargain of three months and a €200,000 fine “was agreed with the understanding it did not represent an admission of guilt in any way.”

Many in Italy accept plea bargains in order to avoid a lengthy trial and potentially much longer bans, as one is essentially guilty until proven innocent.

Meanwhile, prosecutor Stefano Palazzi explained why he requested a 15-month ban for Conte and took Carobbio’s word over those of the other 23 players at the team meeting.

“We considered those testimonies to be irrelevant, even if they contrast what was previously said about Albinoleffe-Siena.

“The declarations of those present at the Siena team meeting are not credible, because otherwise they’d be charged with failing to report sporting fraud. Therefore they cannot be used in the trial.”

Many of Conte’s supporters have pointed out if the 23 players were lying about the meeting, then why have they not also been charged with failing to report an attempted fix to the authorities?

The trial continues and a decision is expected next week.


Juventus attack 'dictatorial' FIGC
By Football Italia staff

Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has launched a scathing attack on the sporting justice system, as Antonio Conte refuses a plea bargain and will try to plead his innocence.

Conte was talked into accepting a plea bargain of four months and a €200,000 fine yesterday in the betting scandal, but the Disciplinary Commission judges surprisingly turned it down.

The Coach, who is involved due to his time at Siena and the testimony of just one player – Filippo Carobbio – has rejected a new plea bargain attempt and will go to full trial in order to prove his innocence.

In taking this route, Conte faces a potential 15-month ban. Juventus President Agnelli released a scathing statement that attacks the entire sporting justice system.

“We have realised the FIGC and its sporting justice system continue to operate outside of all logic for rights and fairness.

“For a long time and with great sense of responsibility, Juventus and its employees have maintained a relaxed and consistent attitude towards the institutions and respect for attitudes that straight away suggested a new attack was aimed at damaging the club.

“The results of these various charges show enormous contradictions and seem to protect exclusively those who committed sporting fraud. This is paradoxical and cannot be accepted.”

Carobbio’s testimony is considered credible in accusing Conte despite the fact another 23 Siena players who were in the team meeting also testified that the Coach never alluded to any fixed games.

The Italian sporting justice system is effectively set up so that one is guilty until proven innocent, which is why many take plea bargains to avoid much longer bans and a long trial process.

“Yesterday’s decision of the FIGC Disciplinary Commission to reject an offer of a plea bargain that had already been pondered and underwritten by the Prosecutor, is proof of the total inadequacy of the sporting justice system and the Federation within which it operates,” continued Agnelli.

“I must again point out the incapability this structure has of interpreting the needs of modern professional football at the highest level.

“The path of plea bargaining in order to limit the damage done by a contradictory sporting justice system clashes against a dictatorial system that robs clubs and their employees of any right to defence or honour.

“The respectability of individuals is put in danger and it is therefore up to them to make the final decision on which path to take, aware Juventus will support them in every court.

“It will be a complex and difficult season, but the concentration on performances on the field remains high with the objective to confirm ourselves as winners in May 2013.”

This betting scandal comes in the wake of the Calciopoli investigation and controversy over the intercepted phone calls involving other clubs like Inter that were not taken into consideration during the original 2006 trial.


Conte goes to full betting trial
By Football Italia staff

Juventus Coach Antonio Conte has refused to negotiate another plea bargain, so goes to a full betting trial and faces a potential 15-month ban.

The betting trial took a sensational twist yesterday when the plea bargain of a three-month ban and €200,000 fine was agreed with the prosecutor, but rejected as ‘insufficient’ by the Disciplinary Commission judges.

Conte has been charged with failing to alert two attempted fixes to authorities from his time at Siena in the Serie B 2010-11 campaign.

He has always denied knowing anything about the attempted interference from betting syndicates and was talked into taking a plea bargain by his lawyers.

This is because the justice system is one of ‘guilty until proven innocent’ when there is an accusation from someone who has confessed to another charge.

It was reported that Conte was negotiating another plea bargain with the prosecutor of a five-month ban, but the tactician stood his ground and opted to go to a full trial by pleading not guilty.

This means prosecutor Stefano Palazzi has requested a ban of one year and three months for Conte.

Ex-Siena player Filippo Carobbio claimed Conte had mentioned the ‘agreed’ results against Novara and Albinoleffe during a team meeting, but the other players who were present have testified the Coach never said that.

Siena also had their initial plea bargain rejected, but have now accepted a new six-point penalty for ‘indirect responsibility’ – as Carobbio was their player when he was in contact with the betting syndicates.

It should be noted the ban for a Coach only means he cannot sit on the bench, go into the locker room or give interviews in the Press room on match day, but he can continue day-to-day training.

9
General Discussion / Her Excellency Ambassador Baptiste Cornelis
« on: July 27, 2012, 09:11:30 PM »
...interesting...lol..i stopped at 9mins ah cringing too much lol

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/R9EQqNZjPHI&amp;feature=player_embedded" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/R9EQqNZjPHI&amp;feature=player_embedded</a>

10
Football / When we go get so?
« on: April 22, 2012, 10:40:47 AM »
Genoa vs Siena in genoa, Siena up 4 nil...the fans had enough and demanded the players take of their shirts..at first they resisted but then the captain went one by one and collected the shirts and handed it to the fans even one player who didnt want to give his shirt burst out in tears...the fans were upset at the absolute pack ah shit genoa puttin on whole season and today the camel back broke...them ppl serious bout they football boy..

genoa president deserves this..not only do they skin their batty for milan on d field but also in the transfer market

can tell u for a fact that las campaign i not only wanted dem fellas take off dey shirt but i wanted them to all out drop 'soca warriors' from dey name...an insult to d real warriors that fight hard leadin to and in '06..

geno ultras take win! match eventually played out after the 50min delay

edit: found a report

Genoa supporters halt match against Siena
Unsavoury scenes erupted at the Marassi after the hosts went down 4-0 to the Bianconeri with just 53 minutes on the clock, as ultras forced the team to remove their shirts

BET:     RETURNS:   Milan £11.70    Draw £55.00   Genoa £120.00   
Apr 22, 2012 4:40:00 PM 
By Livio Caferoglu
MORE ON :  Genoa, Siena, Genoa vs Siena
 
19
Comments
5
      Awesome   
 
0
      Dislike   
 
Getty Images
Genoa's Serie A match against Siena was halted temporarily after disgruntled Grifoni supporters expressed their frustrations at the team's players for a below-par performance.

Alberto Malesani's men found themselves 4-0 down after only 53 minutes of play, but Luigi Giorgi's fourth goal for the visitors proved to be the final straw for many, who began throwing various items onto the pitch.
DON'T MISS
Player Ratings: Milan 1-1 BolognaPlayer Ratings: Fiorentina 0-0 Inter
Materazzi: Leo stabbed me in the backMazzone: Roma technically superior to Juve

The club's ultras then took action by blocking the entrance to the dressing room as they wanted the players to hand their jerseys over on the grounds that they were not "worthy" of the colours.

All of the Genoa players incredibly co-operated, except loan striker Giuseppe Sculli, who refused to remove his shirt, while wing-back Giandomenico Mesto broke down in tears.

Captain Marco Rossi, who was given the responsibility of taking the jerseys and passing them on to the ultras, proceeded to go over to the group of supporters in a bid to bargain with them.

In the meantime, referee Paolo Tagliavento managed to enter the dressing room, while club president Enrico Preziosi also made his way to the pitch and gathered the players in a huddle.

Sculli then appeared to try to negotiate with his shirt still on, along with Sebastien Frey, who tried to pull his back and was quoted in the Italian media as saying: "This is my shirt, we are all for Genoa."

Frey seemingly played the role of peacemaker between the ultras and players, as he then pleaded Siena to come back out onto the pitch and complete the game, which still had 37 minutes remaining.

Play finally resumed after a 40-minute delay, with the Bianconeri eventually winning 4-1. However, it is expected that a round of talks between the Genoa players and ultras will commence at the club's training complex on Monday.

11
General Discussion / Kess drops ah 'big ting'!!
« on: March 10, 2012, 08:43:32 PM »
 :rotfl: :rotfl: kessss noo!!!! is d second attempt killin meh ah weeeaaaakkkkkk!!!!!!!  :rotfl: :rotfl:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Um95CiK2wLI" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Um95CiK2wLI</a>


12
Jack of All Trades (DIY) / 32-bit vs 64-bit?
« on: August 21, 2011, 07:54:55 PM »
looking to get a new laptop..bro lookin around in BestBuy fuh me...most if not all the programs i need to use are for use on 32-bit machines (MATLAB, HYSYS etc) wid d probable exception of Autocad P&ID...can 32-bit program versions run on a 64-bit computer? cuz 64-bit laptops are all im seeing on BestBuy...

which is the most reliable laptop brand? and amd vs intel? single core vs multi core? ati radeon vs nvidia geforce? i aint too computer savy but at least i kno i want a good graphics and rel memory (hence 64-bit over 32-bit)...

any advice will be greatly appreciated...

13
Football / Farsopoli
« on: July 05, 2011, 06:57:17 AM »
anyone that knows anything about italian football knows that it was a conspiracy to bring down juventus...the violations that we were found guilty of were far less than those committed by inter...had teams be penalised the way they were supposed to, inter would have not been in B but serie C1...this is not news to me...however i dont think inter's scudetto will be revoked as the figc and italian fa is full of inter fanboys...

_________


Revealed: Inter will almost certainly be stripped of 2006 Scudetto
Calciopoli is the talk of Italy today after yesterday's astonishing revelations from FIGC chief investigator Stefano Palazzi. It is now inevitable Inter will lose their 2006 crown

Jul 5, 2011 1:00:00 PM

EXCLUSIVE FEATURE
By Carlo Garganese

Inter will almost certainly see their 2006 Scudetto revoked when the FIGC convene for a final meeting into their findings from the revelations of the Calciopoli II trial in Naples, but the 2010 European champions will avoid any further sanctions due to the case being out of statute.

The Italian press exploded this morning following yesterday’s revelations by the FIGC (Italian Football Federation) chief investigator Stefano Palazzi, who accused Inter of committing sporting fraud during the 2005-06 season. This had subsequently led to the Calciopoli scandal, which saw Juventus stripped of two Scudetti and relegated to Serie B, and Milan, Lazio, Fiorentina and Reggina issued point penalties for 2006-07.

Palazzi said: "Inter violated the article relative to sporting fraud with regards to the possibility of taking advantages in the standings."

The FIGC handed Palazzi the responsibility of pouring over all the evidence from the Calciopoli II trial in Naples a year ago, during which it was revealed that former Inter directors had had contact with referees and a number of other high-profile Italian football leaders between 2004 and 2006.

Transcripts from wiretaps identified by the Tribunal of Naples also demonstrated that ex-Inter president Giacinto Facchetti enjoyed regular contact with former referee designators Paolo Bergamo and Pierluigi Pairetto.


Massimo Moratti | Deemed to be a guilty party in Calciopoli

Palazzi’s findings mean that the 2006 Scudetto taken from Juventus and handed to Inter will almost certainly now be revoked from the Nerazzurri too. The confirmation of this is likely to occur on July 18 when the FIGC convene for a final meeting on the case.

Inter fans (as well as those from Milan and Livorno) will be relieved to know that this will probably be the end of the matter. As Palazzi took over a year to complete his investigation, it now means that the case is out of statute. Italy’s Statute of Limitations states that the maximum time after an event that legal proceedings can be initiated is five years.

Palazzi’s most damaging claims listed the following Calcio figures as being guilty back in 2006 of - along with Juventus - violating Article 1 of the Code of Sporting Justice:

Campedelli (Chievo), Cellino (Cagliari), Corsi (Empoli), Foschi (Palermo), Foti (Reggina), Gasparin (Vicenza), Governato (Brescia), Meani (Milan), Moratti (Inter), Spalletti (Udinese).

Palazzi also alleged that the following men should have been found guilty of violating Article 6 of the Code of Sporting Justice:

Facchetti (Inter), Meani (Milan), Spinelli (Livorno)

Article 6 violations (the attempt to gain an advantage in the standings through match-fixing or attempted match-fixing) are deemed worthy of immediate relegation. Even in the now-discredited trial of 2006, Juventus were cleared of any Article 6 violations, and were only demoted due to a combination of Article 1 violations, misdemeanours that had never before resulted in anything more than fines or, at most, a minor points penalty.

Thus, according to the FIGC’s chief investigator, it is Inter, Milan and Livorno who should have been relegated in 2006 and not Juventus.


But, due to the Statute of Limitations, there will be no further punishment. While Juventus will emerge as moral winners after a five-year struggle for justice, their current owners will not embark on the road for compensation for their wrongful relegation. With John Elkann's administration having made big sponsorship deals with Inter-influenced companies TIM and La Gazzetta dello Sport, there is zero possibility of action.

Inter president Massimo Moratti this morning described Palazzi’s claims as an “unacceptable attack”.

But come July 18 his club need a miracle to hold on to the 2006 Scudetto. The title will surely be revoked and never assigned. Instead, the championship will represent another blank year in history, just like 2005.


the cnuts singing vinciamo senza rubare..."we win without stealing"  :liar:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MeFFL4hwjP8&amp;feature=related" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/MeFFL4hwjP8&amp;feature=related</a>

14
i hearing this on peoples mouths rel plenty today..heard it was on tv and radio news as well...apparantly this dr rogers has an immaculate track record with his predictions etc...so i heard..

PROPHECY THAT TRINIDAD WILL BE HIT BY A MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE in 2011


There's a POWERFUL prophet in our country named Dr. Leslie Rogers...he's one of the most renowned and accurate prophets. He held an annual prophetic conference to which I went to the Friday that Rick gave his testimony in the Reinzi Complex, it was HUGE. All of his prophecies he has ever gave came to past. And he has the track record and testimonies from others to prove it. Predictions about disasters, government...not only in our country but in other countries as well, he made and they ALL came to past (he has them on tape from when he made them too so he also got the evidence.)

Anyway, he made a prophecy about Trinidad . Hurricanes and earthquakes were always targeted by Trinidad (which is true) but he said that God has been merciful and long-suffering with us and He keeps sparing our land.

But Trinidad in the year 2011 will be hit by an earthquake...even WORSE than Haiti . Many will PERISH. This earthquake will happen North, South and West of this country (amazingly it's where all the major clubs and crimes are). He said that only Trinidad will be hit, not Tobago and it will occur early in the morning before 6:00AM. Signs will occur he said, Barbados and Grenada will begin to show signs of tremors, fishermen will begin to come from the seas and talk about how the fishes are acting weird and strange (According to the book of Job animals and fishes can predict these impending disasters and proof of this is that they begin to act weird). Also, its INEVITABLE. This is not demonic but divine. God is sending judgment to the land and especially to the church. He included also that there are wicked people in the church and God is fed up of them.

He placed his entire reputation on the line (as usual) with this prophetic word. And there is no doubt in my heart that this will happen. Stuff that I have never seen before in my country, I see them happening now and its so disturbing. No wonder God is going to do this.

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1369732/pg1

15
General Discussion / Awkward moment...
« on: February 18, 2011, 06:27:07 PM »

jah boy...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/j8Bc7eRTdWY" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/j8Bc7eRTdWY</a>

16
General Discussion / Pupils collapse; parents want exorcist
« on: November 10, 2010, 09:16:40 PM »
hmm...dis is one story u hadda make out of it what u may...

Pupils collapse; parents want exorcist

By Carolyn Kissoon South Bureau
Story Created: Nov 10, 2010 at 10:46 PM ECT
Story Updated: Nov 10, 2010 at 10:46 PM ECT

More than two dozen secondary school pupils were being treated at hospital last night, after they collapsed in their classrooms.
And their parents are convinced that the teenagers, all girls, are possessed by demons and are pleading for an exorcist to intervene.
The pupils were taken to the San Fernando General Hospital and Princes Town District Hospital but medical experts were unable to say what caused their children to scream and then collapse. The pupils attend Moruga Secondary School.

"The children came in here, screaming. They shouting that a fireman running them down and they running around the wards. We are trying do simple tests, like blood pressure readings, and the machines are going crazy. I don't know what is happening," a nurse said.
Parents were also called into the examination rooms to assist in restraining their daughters. The pupils were being sedated, the Express was told.

An Emergency Medical Services ambulance transporting pupils to the Princes Town District Hospital stalled a short distance away. The children were then wheeled down the sidewalk and taken into the facility. Several pupils were carried in their parents' arms.
Samuel Solomon, a parent, said the pupils began acting "unusual" following a Divali celebration at the school last week Thursday.
"My daughter came home and said a pundit was brought into the school to do prayers for the celebration and since then some children were acting strange. She said some girls were dropping on the floor and beating up. And my daughter was scared," he said.

Solomon said his daughter, Bernadette Bardouille, called yesterday morning to say pupils were "behaving strange". "I told her to say her prayers and be calm. But when I called back an hour later, someone answered the phone and said she was not there. Then a school official called and said my daughter was going to the hospital," he said.

Bardouille, 16, was being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital. "She is conscious and looks good. I heard that she had to be strapped down because she was uncontrollable. The doctors are doing blood tests and sugar tests now," he said.

Solomon believes the demons were released during the Divali pooja (Hindu prayer) at the school. "I think the man (pundit) did something wrong and released bad spirits. I think the spirits are looking for souls, but I know what to do and they not getting my child," he said.
Pundit Bramdeo Maharaj, former president of the Inter-Religious Organisation, insisted that the children were not possessed by demons.

"If the pundit made an error, the Lord would not punish the children. If the pundit did something wrong, he would be punished. So to say that something went wrong in the pooja is baseless. Maybe someone brought in sweets to the function and they were not good. That needs to be investigated," he said.
Maharaj said God will not punish children for a pundit's mistake.

17
$47m AWARD IN ONE DAY

Airports Authority signs off on lighting contract to Central firm

By Carolyn Kissoon South Bureau
Story Created: Oct 8, 2010 at 11:46 PM ECT
Story Updated: Oct 8, 2010 at 11:46 PM ECT
A contract valued at $47 million was approved by the Airports Authority (AA) on September 21, a day after a Central company won a bid to upgrade the lights at Piarco International Airport.
The details of the contract are contained in a letter of acceptance, dated September 21, sent by AA to the company.
The letter was first disclosed on the Breaking Barriers television show of broadcaster Inshan Ishmael, a supporter of the People's Partnership who raised questions about the award.
A former board member of AA has also described the contract award as "impossible". He said AA regulations allowed the board to award contracts to a maximum of $500,000 and only in "absolute emergencies".
AA is one of the State companies which has been operating without a board of directors since the May 24 general election. Members of the former board, which was chaired by John Eckstein, resigned on June 30.
Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner is the line minister in charge of AA and had been made aware of the contract details.
The $47,785,762.92 (plus $7.1 million VAT) proposal was made by Harry Persad and Sons Ltd, a company located at Mohepath Trace, St Helena Village, Piarco.
The letter, signed off by AA's corporate secretary/legal adviser Hayden Newton, stated: "We refer to your price proposal for the upgrade of the approach lighting system and the airfield lighting infrastructure at the Piarco International Airport, dated September 20, 2010, and advise that your proposal is acceptable to us."
The letter was copied to AA acting general manager Louis Frederick and deputy general manager Varma Joadsingh, who has responsibility for Estate Planning and Business Development.
Several attempts to contact Warner for comment on the issue during the day yesterday were unsuccessful. Speaking through one of his communications specialists late last night, however, Warner said he was in a Cabinet meeting at the Red House in Port of Spain. The meeting was called immediately following yesterday's session of Parliament to discuss State board appointments and went late into the night.
Contacted yesterday, an official at Harry Persad and Sons Ltd said he was unable to confirm the contract was awarded.
"I am unable to answer questions on that issue. Mr (Harry) Persad is the most suitable person, but he is unavailable."
Former Chaguanas mayor Natasha Navas, who now holds the position of human resources manager at the Airports Authority, could not be reached last evening.

18
Football / Harry have issues
« on: August 30, 2010, 07:04:07 AM »

19
The North African terror group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to attack this summer's World Cup games in South Africa.

"How amazing could the match United States vs. Britain be when broadcasted live on air at a stadium packed with spectators when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing," reads a statement the group published in a recent issue of the Jihadi online magazine Mushtaqun Lel Jannah (Longing to Paradise).

The statement also highlights recent actions by the terrorism group such as the December suicide bombing that killed seven CIA employees and a Jordanian agent at a base in Eastern Afghanistan last December and the Christmas Day bombing attempt that resulted in the arrest of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who has been cooperating with the FBI and providing information about his contacts in Yemen and the al Qaeda affiliate that operates there.

Special Report: The Christmas Day Terror Attack

"Al Qaeda, who managed to deliver 50 grams of explosives to the Detroit plane, after infiltrating dozens of U.S. security barriers, al Qaeda, who enabled brother martyr Abul Kheir (Abdullah Asiri) to get into the palace of Mohammed bin Nayef, al Qaeda, who humiliated the world's greatest intelligence apparatus through the operation of Mujahid Abu Dujana al-Khorassani (Humam al-Balawi), who shattered the pride of the CIA and the Jordanian intelligence combined," the statement says. "Al Qaeda will have a presence in the games, Allah willing."

In addition to the U.S. and U.K. teams, the teams representing France, Germany and Italy are also on the group's list of targets.

"All those countries are part of the Zionist-Crusader campaign against Islam," the statement says.

The group says they will use some undetectable explosive that will be able to circumvent security checkpoints at the games. The statement appears to directly challenge FIFA's president Joseph Blatter.

"All the security checks and X-ray machines that America will be sending after reading this article would not be capable of detecting how those explosives made it into the stadium and that for a simple reason that we will be announcing in due course," the statement says. "So are your preparations for this event up to scratch, Mr. Platter? (sic)"

South Africa had announced last October that its security forces had foiled an al Qaeda plot to carry out a terrorist attack during the 2010 football World Cup. According to reports published then, South Africa's National Intelligence Agency, senior police forces and American agents jointly conducted the operation, which led to the arrest of a number of suspects linked to the group in Somalia and Mozambique working on a plot to carry out bomb attacks during the games.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-20001940-503543.html

20
General Discussion / gosh man newsday, allyuh rel wutless
« on: August 31, 2009, 09:55:50 AM »
probably is jus me but i find that the front page of today's newsday was totally outta order..jes to sell ah papers???!!

http://www.newsday.co.tt/frontpage/0,106447.html

21
General Discussion / Lawyers in fist fight over young attorney
« on: May 29, 2009, 04:22:55 PM »
anybody hav names?? ah kno ppl hav names..!!..ah wa names!!

Lawyers in fist fight over young attorney
Published: 29 May 2009


The legal fraternity was abuzz yesterday, when news spread that two male lawyers came to blows over a young female attorney, shortly after midnight last Friday in Port-of-Spain. Yesterday, one of the combatants spoke to the T&T Guardian about the incident, in which he rained blows on his colleague, who sustained head, mouth and face injuries.

A report has been lodged at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Port-of-Spain, and an Insp Edwards is conducting the investigations. It started when a lawyer who has strong connections to the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM), went on a lime with other lawyers at a bar on Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, last Friday night. There were several other lawyers there, including Law Association President Martin Daly, SC, and some of the attorneys who took part in the Uff Commission of Inquiry, which ended that same day.
The lawyer went with one of his juniors to the lime, leaving her boyfriend, another lawyer, to lime with his friends elsewhere. However, as time went by, the boyfriend became concerned for his girlfriend. She made a call on the boss’ cellphone, saying she was alright, and that she would meet him later to collect a key to his home. Hours went by and the boyfriend, who practises in the criminal courts, went in search of his girlfriend. He made calls to cellphones of his girlfriend and her boss, but there was no answer.
He decided to drive over to his girlfriend’s work place, and saw her car and also that of her boss parked on a street in Port-of-Spain, shortly before 2 am.

The boyfriend pressed the doorbell numerous times, but there was no answer. He also called the cellphones again, but there was no answer. “I did not know what to do. I walked down the street, across the next street, up the next street and came back. I pressed the bell again; no answer. I rang the phones, no answer,” he told the Guardian. As the boyfriend was about to give up, he noticed his girlfriend coming down the steps, seemingly in an intoxicated manner. She uttered certain words to him, forcing him to fly up the steps and confront the boss. He found the boss cleaning up the room. He beat the boss, who practises in the civil courts. “I was so mad, I wanted to throw him down the steps. What is wrong with these fellas?” he asked. The boyfriend and his girlfriend went to the CID and made a report.

While there, the boss turned up, suffering from injuries to his head, face and mouth. He, too, made a report. While there, a Senior Counsel and his brother-in-law arrived at the police station. However, up to last night, the female attorney had not given a formal statement to the police, as she is being legally advised by a senior lawyer. No charges have been laid against anyone, although the boss indicated that he wanted no police action. The boyfriend said he was not going to hide the incident. He spoke openly about it yesterday in the Hall of Justice. “If I have to repeat it one hundred times, I will do it,” he said.

http://guardian.co.tt/news/general/2009/05/29/lawyers-fist-fight-over-young-attorney

22
Cricket Anyone / Gayle versus Strauss; Gayle versus d Captaincy
« on: May 12, 2009, 04:59:40 PM »
Chris Gayle warns Andrew Strauss to 'stay out of his business' over late IPL return
• West Indies captain 'wouldn't be so sad' if Test cricket died
• Gayle wants to stand down as skipper and targets successor


Chris Gayle, who was criticised by Andrew Strauss for arriving just two days before the first Test from the IPL in South Africa, has hit back at the England captain and said that he would not be sad if Test cricket died out. In an interview with the Guardian, Gayle also said that he wants to step down from the West Indies captaincy, a role he has occupied since November 2007.

Gayle has been under intense pressure to justify his IPL commitments and improve the form of his side before the second Test, which starts tomorrow. West Indies lost the first Test by 10 wickets after following on, the captain making 28 and a duck in his two innings.

Before the game Strauss had been dismissive of Gayle's late arrival, saying: "There's a line there. Certainly we wouldn't want our players to arrive two days before. The important thing is that Test cricket gets the attention it deserves. And that means that people prepare themselves properly for any Test match you play. You don't want Test cricket to be devalued in any way, shape or form."

Today the West Indies captain responded, warning his opposite number to "stay out of people's business" and suggesting Strauss had gone too far. "Doesn't concern him," Gayle said. "Focus on his team, don't worry about West Indies, don't worry about me. Tell him don't sleep with Chris on his mind, tell him get Chris off his mind."

Strauss, he said, should be the one to be worrying about the potential demise of Test cricket because he would have difficulty adapting to shorter forms of the game. "I wouldn't be so sad," said Gayle. "Some other players would be. Maybe Andrew Strauss would be sad. Maybe he will be sad if Test cricket dies and Twenty20 comes in. Because there is no way he can make the change. So tough luck.

"I like Twenty20 since it come about now. I like it. Who doesn't? Maybe a couple of the Englishmen wouldn't like to play Twenty20."

Gayle is less enthused about captaining West Indies. "To be honest with you there's a possibility I might give it up – I will be giving it up shortly," he said. "It's definitely not something I'm looking to hang on to. I need some time for myself, to be honest with you, it's a lot of travelling. There's always something you have to go and do, you know, extra. Lunch or dinner, some other thing, there's always something for the captain. I'm not that type of person. I can't take on too much things. So soon I will be handing over this captaincy. I soon finish with it."

The job has been filled by a succession of reluctant occupants in recent years – Shivnarine Chanderpaul was forced into accepting the role after a sponsorship row ruled out nine players in 2005, Ramnaresh Sarwan took over in 2007 but was troubled by injury, and eventually Gayle was persuaded. Now, he says, he is turning his mind to potential successors. "We're still looking at quite a few," said Gayle. "So we just have to wait and see when the selectors decide – or whosoever decide. Then I'm ready. The chairman pointed out to me they want me to actually be the captain for right now. We have to see how it goes. I said, 'Don't be too long, though'."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/may/12/chris-gayle-andrew-strauss-cricket

23
Football / Juventus vs Inter
« on: April 18, 2009, 04:24:58 AM »
bring it  :challenge:

Serie A Preview: Juventus - Inter

The big one is back this weekend and although the title is all but Inter's, Juventus still have plenty to play for...

17 Apr 2009 15:17:18


The big Derby d'Italia showdown is back this weekend, but the appeal of the tie has had its gloss tarnished following the Bianconeri's loss to Genoa at the Marassi last week. The match against Jose Mourinho's Nerazzurri should have been a title decider this season, but a run of poor results has seen the importance of the game played down. Nothing more than three points are at stake this weekend for the Bianconeri.

With the gap against Inter standing at 10 points, it's fair to say that hopes of stitching the Scudetto on their shirts for next season have faded. Juventus are in trouble. Five points dropped in two matches have seen Inter tighten their grip on the Scudetto. A win on Saturday night will not do much for the Old Lady. Restoration of pride will count for nothing when the chances of seeing your bitter rivals lift the title once again are more realistic than ever before.

However, winning is winning, and though it may not bring a trophy to Vinovo this season, it will give the players much needed motivation and confidence to head into the business end of the season on a high. The Coppa Italia and an all-important second place finish are still up for grabs, and thus it is of paramount importance for Juve not to let their focus slip against the Inter resistance. The Bianconeri will need to look behind them as a loss could see Milan leap-frog them into second, thus meaning Ranieri's men may have to go through the unpopular Champions League preliminaries. After a decent season, it would be foolish for Juve to throw it all away. The players usually raise their game against Inter.

Juventus have the better head to head record against Inter having beaten them 74 times while losing on 42 occasions over their storied rivalry. The most recent defeat came in the reverse in Milan when a lucky Sulley Muntari tap-in saw the points head into Mourinho's pocket. This fixture ended 1-1 last year. Julio Cruz gave his side the lead in Turin, before Mauro Camoranesi restored parity. In their last six matches against the Nerazzurri, Juve have won three, lost twice and drawn once. It's time for Juve to raise the bar and rise to the challenge of giving the Milanese outfit a late season scare.

Inter March On

The Nerazzurri showed that not all teams of their grandeur and opulence are perfect against Palermo last week. After having taken the lead twice, Mourinho's side thought the game was won and stepped off the gas pedal. Edison Cavani and Davide Succi said thank you very much, and the game ended in a draw. Inter's coach was furious, and he will not be looking for the same outcome when he takes his side up the A4 Milano – Torino motorway.

Every Beneamata fan would love to boast having done the double over their famous rivals on their way to the title. A win against the Bianconeri will all but hand the trophy to the team. Apart from all the fighting on the pitch, there is likely to be a squabble or two between Mourinho and Ranieri. Many will remember the 'Special One's' 'Zero Titoli' rant back in February, but he will need to ensure his men are well prepared to ensure they do not end up with 'zero points' at the Olimpico.

In addition, there has been plenty of distraction with all the hype surrounding Adriano. The club are prepared to rescind the player's deal it seems, but they cannot let their focus slip like they did against the Rosanero or things could become complicated. Mourinho has thrown down the gauntlet to his players, demanding they win their next seven games, starting with Juventus.

Form Guide

Juventus

Apr 11: Genoa 3-2 Juventus

Apr 5: Juventus 3-3 Chievo Verona

Mar 21: Roma 1-4 Juventus

Mar 14: Juventus 4-1 Bologna

Mar 7: Torino 0-1 Juventus

Feb 28: Juventus 1-0 Napoli

Inter

Apr 11: Inter 2-2 Palermo

Apr 5: Udinese 0-1 Inter

Mar 22: Inter 3-2 Reggina

Mar 15: Inter 2-0 Fiorentina

Mar 7: Genoa 0-2 Inter

Mar 1: Inter 3-3 Roma

Team News

Juventus

Albin Ekdal and Alex Manninger trained aside from the rest of the squad on Wednesday. Amauri has returned to train with the rest of the players. Mohamed Sissoko still hasn't recovered from his foot operation while Hasan Salihamdzic is looking doubtful. Both Mauro Camoranesi and Claudio Marchisio are suspended for this game. Claudio Ranieri is likely to draft Christian Poulsen and Tiago in midfield to replace the Italian duo. Reports in the Italian media have suggested the coach will also leave Alessandro Del Piero on the bench.

Probable Starting XI 4-4-2: Buffon, Grygera, Legrottaglie, Chiellini, Molinaro, Marchionni, Poulsen, Tiago, Nedved, Iaquinta, Trezeguet.

Inter

Amantino Mancini has returned to training three weeks after suffering a muscular strain against Reggina. Luis Jimenez, Victor Obinna and Maicon are all injured. Walter Samuel is looking doubtful, while troubled striker Adriano is still in Brazil. Julio Cesar has recovered and is in contention for a starting place against the Bianconeri. Mario Balotelli is likely to keep his place up front alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Probable Starting XI 4-3-1-2: Cesar, Santon, Cordoba, Chivu, Maxwell, Zanetti, Cambiasso, Muntari, Stankovic, Balotelli, Ibrahimovic.

Players To Watch

Juventus

Keep and eye on Gianluigi Buffon. The goalkeeper has conceded too many goals in his last two games. The critics have began to dig their nails in the Italian international. The former Parma man has plenty to prove if he is to silence them this week.

Inter

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not scored against his former club in Serie A since leaving them in 2006 following the Calciopoli scandal. The big Sweden striker is itching to upset his former employers in an attempt to cause them more trouble, and fire his side further towards the title.

Prediction

The Derby d'Italia is one of the biggest fixtures on the Serie A calendar. Pride and points are at stake and neither team will be willing to give up without putting up a decent fight first. A win is unlikely to blow open the title race, but it will give Juve the confidence for the final season's push. Inter head to Turin knowing the significance a win would have upon their march towards the Tricolore. Expect a tight game. Juve will not crumble like they did against Genoa, neither will the Nerazzurri like last week. A draw is on the cards in this one, but  don't be surprised if the Bianconeri prevail.

Juventus 2-2 Inter

24
Cricket Anyone / Xavier dropped; Enter Lendl Simmons
« on: February 09, 2009, 02:02:01 AM »
West Indies call on Simmons

Young batsman Marshall pays the price for his duck

Last updated: 9th February 2009



Simmons: Set for debut?


Xavier Marshall has been dropped from the West Indies squad for the second Test against England on Friday.

The 22-year-old batsman managed only a two-ball duck in Jamaica as the hosts coasted to an innings and 23 run victory.

Prolific domestic performers Ryan Hinds and Lendl Simmons have therefore been drafted in ahead of the match in Antigua.

Simmons - the nephew of former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons - has yet to make his Test debut, but his double century for West Indies A against England seems to have given him the edge.

Left-hander Hinds at least has some experience in the Test match arena, though, and his 585 runs in seven innings for Barbados at an average of 83.55 make him an attractive prospect.

The 27-year-old's useful left-arm spin has also put him among the Caribbean competition's leading wicket-takers.

Opener Dale Richards and off-spinner Amit Jaggernauth have both been omitted, meanwhile, after being part of the squad at Sabina Park.

West Indies squad: Chris Gayle (captain), Denesh Ramdin, Devon Smith, Lendl Simmons, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Ryan Hinds, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brendan Nash, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Daren Powell, Fidel Edwards, Lionel Baker.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12123_4906755,00.html

25
Football / JUVENTUS vs AC MILAN
« on: December 13, 2008, 04:33:24 PM »
Serie A Preview: Juventus - Milan
What: Serie A - Matchday 16
Who: Juventus (2nd, 30 pts.) vs.Milan (3rd, 30 pts.)
When: Sunday, 14 December, 20:30 (CET)
Where: Stadio Olimpico, Torino

Make Or Break Time

According to many people, this match will determine who the worthy challengers to Inter Milan in the Scudetto race will be. It may seem odd to make such a determination before the halfway point of the season, but with Inter already jumping out to a lead of six points, it could very well be that the loser of this match (or both sides in the event of a draw) will be up against it, as they say. An eight or nine point deficit to one of the most star-studded and powerful sides in all of Europe would be quite a margin to overcome.
This is contrary to the belief in both camps, however. Said Juventus manager Claudio Ranieri, “It's a great game between two teams which have given Italian football plenty over the years, but I don't think it will be decisive.
“I am convinced that we will play for it right until the end against many good teams,” he went on to say.
“These games always assure spectacle. Players like Ronaldinho and [Alessandro] Del Piero always give something unique. I am lucky because I have the best seat in the house on the bench and I don't have to pay for a ticket.”
These sentiments were echoed by Milan team captain Paolo Maldini, who said, “If I play against Del Piero then I will be very happy because he is a great guy. I have seen him train well and I think his secret is hard work and great passion for the game.
“People like Del Piero and [Gianluigi] Buffon stayed when times were tough and they are now enjoying great satisfactions."
When asked about his teammate, Ronaldinho, he said, “Ronaldinho? He has brought a higher technical level to the team and he is a revelation. He has settled down well and he is getting used to the harder training sessions.”
Sunday Night Special
It’s always a grand occasion when these two clubs get together, and this encounter should be no different. Looking at how both sides have played this season, this could shape up to be the most exciting fixture so far.
Juventus have, for the most part, dominated the smaller sides of Serie A, winning by large scores. However, when playing against better competition, they have not fared as well. An opening day away draw against Fiorentina seemed a fair result for the start of the season, but losing 2-1 at home against Palermo, and by the same score away to Napoli in October were surely disappointing results.
Then, losing 1-0 at Inter three weeks ago ended a five-match winning streak. Juve returned to winning ways with a 4-0 demolition of Reggina the next weekend, and then achieved a hard fought victory away to Lecce last Sunday, 2-1.
As for Milan, they stumbled recently and have yet to completely recover. Two weeks ago, they were torn apart away to Palermo, 3-1, and could have lost by a larger score. Rather than right the ship, they lost at home 2-1 to Lazio three days later in the Coppa Italia.
In both contests, Milan wasted plenty of scoring chances, which is something they have been guilty of all season. Last Sunday, they defeated Catania 1-0 in Milan, but this match was definitely not anything to be very proud of, as they again struggled to break down a team that they should have easily defeated.
In any case, they come into this match needing a positive performance in order to build their confidence back up, not to mention to ease the criticism they are receiving.

FORM GUIDE

Juventus
22/11 (Serie A): Inter 1-0 Juventus
25/11 (Champions League): Zenit 0-0 Juventus
29/11 (Serie A): Juventus 4-0 Reggina
07/12 (Serie A): Lecce 1-2 Juventus
10/12 (Champions League): Juventus 0-0 BATE Borisov

Milan
16/11 (Serie A): Milan 1-0 Chievo
23/11 (Serie A): Torino 2-2 Milan
30/11 (Serie A): Palermo 3-1 Milan
03/12 (Coppa Italia): Milan 1-2 Lazio
07/12 (Serie A): Milan 1-0 Catania

TEAM NEWS

Juventus

The injury list for the Bianconeri is quite long, as it features names such as  Jonathan Zebina, David Trezeguet, Gianluigi Buffon, Hasan Salihamidzic, Dario Knezevic, Christian Poulsen, Tiago Mendes and Mauro Camoranesi; although, Camoranesi is attempting to get fit in time for this encounter.
Zdenek Grygera, Christian Molinaro and Mauro Camoranesi could be suspended for the next match should they be cautioned in this one.
Possible Formation (4-4-2): Manninger; Grygera, Mellberg, Chiellini, Molinaro; Marchionni, Sissoko, Marchisio, Nedved; Del Piero, Amauri

Milan

The Rossoneri are without Alessandro Nesta and Marco Borriello, both through injury. There was shocking news twice over this week as it was determined first that Gennaro Gattuso had sustained knee ligament damage, and could miss up to six months. Secondly, Daniele Bonera had to undergo a hernia operation this week, and he will be out for the rest of 2008.
Clarence Seedorf and Andrea Pirlo are not entirely fit, but they should be available for selection, while Ronaldinho could be a game time decision.
There are no suspended players for Milan, but Massimo Ambrosini, Mathieu Flamini and Kakhaber Kaladze are facing suspension should they be cautioned in this match.
Possible Formation (4-3-1-2): Abbiati; Zambrotta, Kaladze, Maldini, Jankulovski; Flamini, Pirlo, Ambrosini; Kakà; Shevchenko, Pato

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Juventus

Alessandro Del Piero has always been one for the big occasion (at least in club competition). Il Pinturicchio, as the Juve supporters so affectionately call him, will need to paint another beautiful picture in this match for his side to get the win.
After joining the club from Palermo in the summer, many people thought Amauri would struggle, at lease initially, to integrate himself into a big-name club; they were wrong. He has dazzled in attack, and secured the three points for Juventus last Sunday with a late winner.

Milan

With Ronaldinho’s participation in doubt at this point, Kakà will need to be at his best. He has claimed recently that having ‘Ronnie’ in the lineup has forced him to play in a different manner, but he may get a chance to be fielded in his usual role as maestro.
Paolo Maldini loves to play in the big matches, especially when Juventus are the other side on the pitch. He will need to be at his best in order to stop the Juve attack.

PREDICTION

Whatever the result, this match will provide highs and lows, ups and downs. Milan will have to attack, because if they sit back, then Juventus will pick them apart. That being said, this match will not produce too many goals, with both sides knowing what’s at stake.

Juventus 1-1 Milan

Source: Goal.com (ah sorryyy)

FORZA JUVE!!!

26
Football / Real Madrid versus Juventus
« on: November 03, 2008, 11:11:16 AM »
after seein shit thread gettin put up bout manchester vs celtic is best i put up somtin too wa allyuh say??...
we havin a lil resurgence as of late wit some consecutive victories...we are getting back our confidence so look out for a good showing from us on wednesday (hopefully)..real madrid is real madrid..always ah big side an in d bernabeau to me it seem as if dem goals does jus suck een da ball for madrid..

dis is we travellin squad.
3 Chiellini 4 Mellberg 8 Amauri 9 Iaquinta 10 Del Piero 11 Nedved 12 Chimenti 13 Manninger 16 Camoranesi 20 Giovinco 22 Sissoko 28 Molinaro 29 De Ceglie 30 Tiago 31 Nocchi 32 Marchionni 33 Legrottaglie 36 Castiglia 40 Rossi 41 Ariaudo

forza la juve!!!!!

27
Football / R Madrid contra Numancia
« on: September 14, 2008, 12:17:05 PM »
anybody else seein dis game???...dis game rellll badd..60th minute madrid leadin 4-3...an watch nuh..super quality goals too ehh...La Liga is d SHIT...F%@K EPL!!!!

28
Football / Jones Battles On Despite Knee Knock
« on: February 13, 2008, 03:23:26 AM »
Jones Battles On Despite Knee Knock

Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones has revealed he's playing through the pain barrier to ensure the Black Cats stave off relegation.


For as long as Sunderland continue to be threatened by relegation, star striker Kenwyne Jones has vowed to keep on playing football, despite suffering from a knee injury. 

The Trinidad international joined the Wearsiders in a £6m move from Southampton in the summer and has proved instrumental in bringing goals to the Stadium of Light. 

Jones has been plagued by a knee problem since January but insists it's not enough to prevent him from turning out for the Black Cats. 

"I have been playing through a bit of an injury but I am fine," he said.  "We all have to do it and everyone has to pull their weight," added the striker, who has scored five times since moving to the north east. 

Confidence

And even if some fans might have hoped for more goals from the big-money signing, Jones insists he's delighted with the faith shown in him by boss Roy Keane. 

"I am happy to hear that the manager has such confidence in me.  But I don't tap into that stuff.  I just put my head down and do what I have to do.  If you start buying into all that you get sidetracked and lose your way. 

"You want to be at a place where you are wanted.  No one wants to get slagged off and I am happy I am liked.  But I still have lots to do to be comfortable and earn that praise." 

New Life

As for life up at Sunderland, Jones admits it was quite a shock at first having got used to the south coast and Southampton.  But fellow Trinidadians Carlos Edwards and Dwight Yorke have ensured he settled in well on Wearside.  "

It is a different way of life up North but having Carlos and Dwight was a bonus," Jones explained.  "The people at the club have helped me settle and it is nice to have friends before you arrive somewhere. 

"Dwight has been here in England for over 20 years and his experience has been vital.  He knows how to act in certain situations and how to go about your job.  We hang out but I am a family man so I spend a lot of time with my wife and kids."

Goal.com UK

29
Football / Barnes given scouting role with Sunderland.
« on: December 12, 2007, 06:28:21 AM »
Barnes given scouting role with Sunderland

Former England and Liverpool winger John Barnes has agreed to become a part-time Caribbean scout for Sunderland. Barnes, who was born in Jamaica, will hold coaching clinics and offer trials at the Stadium of Light to young players who will then have to impress Black Cats boss Roy Keane.
Barnes told The Guardian: 'I'll be choosing the best players to go to Sunderland. They recognise that, although Africa is saturated (with scouts) the Caribbean is the next place they are going to get the talent to hopefully grace the Premier League.'  Sunderland already have Trinidad and Tobago internationals Dwight Yorke, Kenwyne Jones and Carlos Edwards in their team.

soccernet.com

30
Football / Juventus 'Deserve A Voice As Well...'
« on: October 09, 2007, 08:54:33 AM »
Juventus 'Deserve A Voice As Well...'

Giuseppe Solinas writes: "As a member of numerus soccer forums I feel compelled to tell you that Goal.com is widely considered to be an anti-Juve platform. I'm not sure if that is the public opinion desired at Goal.com but in the spirit of journalistic objectivity I feel it is only fair to publish this editorial. Juventus' fanbase deserve a voice as well."

Goal.com would like to point out that it is neither pro nor anti any particular club, and that its journalists seek to be objective irrespective of their own club loyalties, which cover a broad spectrum (including Juventus). That said, we are happy to publish Giuseppe's article on perceived media bias against the Old Lady...

 
zoom - galleria
 

As a naturally inquisitive soccer fan I find it incomprehensible how limited certain fans can be. We are into the 7th matchday of Serie A and controversy has plagued the league already. It seems a certain soccer powerhouse cannot earn so much as a draw without being attacked by rival supporters.

The first element of confusion that still dumbfounds me is the idea (by now shared by very few) that Juventus were actually caught match fixing and sent to Serie B for that purpose. The actual Calciopoli sentence from the federal courts can be viewed by anyone on the FIGC's official website in the archive section where such a notion is completely dismantled by statements like:
- Pg 74-75 there was no "cupola" or "Moggi System"
- Pg 76  no proof article 6 violations (match fixing) against Juventus
- Pg 83 referee selections were done in accordance with the rules of the FIGC
- Pg 101 the yellow cards were not organized.
- Pg 61 states that Juventus was not responsible for the salvation of Fiorentina after the De Santis-influenced game between Lecce and Parma that finished in a tie allowing the Viola to survive in Serie A

This is the tip of the iceberg and I encourage anyone interested to view the sentence for themselves and email farsopoli@hotmail.com for further information including obtaining actual wiretaps and legal documents from the trial.

That is the past however. Looking at the present is just as puzzling. In the first 7 games of the Serie A season Juventus won two games by substantial margins (Livorno 5-1 and Reggina 4-0) and no slander appeared in the papers following the performances. The other game oddly left untouched by the media was Juventus's 1-0 loss to Udinese. All else has been the subject of criticism and constant attacks.

It astounds me that to even the most uninformed calcio fan, it seems possible that Juventus could be corrupting the system. Let's assume for the sake of argument that Juventus were cheaters in Calciopoli instead of cheated. After, we saw the player roster almost entirely changed, the coach changed, the financial situation changed, the managers changed, the referee designers changed as did the FIGC directors.

How could Juventus possibly have the capability of influencing anything? It also needs to be stated that Calciopoli cost Juventus nearly a quarter of a billion Euros; it seems highly illogical that upon their return to the top flight they would try to condition referees.

This has not stopped the Anti-Juventino population from carrying on the same tune we've all grown a little tired of. Well, let's look at what hasn't changed. Juventus have done well to take points off of favorites like Roma and Fiorentina. Juventus have positioned themselves comfortably in 2nd place. A Juventus striker has even positioned himself as the league's leading goal scorer. Just like before, Juve are doing well despite being in a rebuilding phase with numerous injuries. Another thing that hasn't changed is the media structure in Italy which has its base in the city of Milano.

It should come as no surprise that once again, the combination of Juventus doing well and the press having its base and ownership in direct unison with rival teams has led to a whole new season of the "same old excuses".

Astonishingly Juventus and her fans found themselves in a position of self defense in certain cases where being the accusers would have been more logical. Against Cagliari referee Farina called 3 very generous penalties against Juventus (with one finally overturned). Juventus nonetheless won 3-2 and were accused of benefitting from referee assistance after a Trezeguet
goal was allowed to stand.  All replays showed an onside goal. No one questioned the penalties however.

Against Roma, Juventus were accused of referee favoritism again. Apparently, Nedved simulated for a penalty that was never scored (replays showed both leg contact and a push). Numerous offside calls were also contested by Roma and the press but what was cleverly not contested was the Roma offside that the referee allowed leading to a Totti goal.

Against Torino Trezeguet scored a goal that was again the subject of "offside" criticism. No one informed the press and Toro management of the pass back rule. Thankfully referee designer Collina clarified the issue. After all, managers can't just re-write the rules of the sport when they lose.

Against Fiorentina the team was again subjected to accusations. Iaquinta's goal was invalid according to critics based on Trezeguet's offside position. Though Trezeguet was in an offside position, FIFA rules dictate that unless Trezeguet was in direct obstruction of goalkeeper Frey, his position could not be penalized. All replays show Iaquinta's goal go in on the far side
while Frey was positioned wrongfully on the near side of the net rendering Trezeguet's position absolutely meaningless. With or without David's run, Frey would not have been capable of stopping the shot based on his position not Trezeguet's (which may be why he didn't even attempt a save).

That didn't stop the media parade from printing countless articles regarding the goal. The press did however succeed in distracting the public from the other episode in the game. Mutu leveled the game thanks to yet another generous penalty against the "Old Lady" in the 88th minute. Though arm contact cannot be disputed, FIFA rules require demonstration of deliberate
intent to award a penalty. Replays show that Legrotaglie's arms made no motion towards the ball and distance between the defender and Vieri did not allow Legrotaglie enough time to react and avoid the contact. A soft penalty to say the least.

Amazingly the two denied penalty shots against Udinese failed to meet the editor's approval for print. Similarly the disallowed Iaquinta equalizer (same game) for a foul by Del Piero meters away from the play didn't make the cut either.  A trend can be noted and those who need to buy into the excuses are not about to relinquish their crutch.

Unfortunately it has become apparent that every game that results in a Juventus draw or narrow victory will be followed by a week's worth of accusations and excuses which says a lot for sportsmanship and humility in the calcio world. Worse yet is the fact that no matter how many decisions wrongfully go against Juventus neither the team nor the fans will likely find a platform to express discontent.  Maybe objectivity is better suited for other sports.

Giuseppe Solinas

Pages: [1] 2