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Football / Nice midfielder hander 11-match ban for tackle
« on: March 08, 2013, 02:35:49 AM »
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Nice midfielder Valentin Eysseric has been suspended for the remainder of the season following his horror leg-breaking tackle on Jeremy Clement of St Etienne last weekend.

Eysseric was shown a straight red card following the incident, which left Clement with a fractured fibula. The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) subsequently handed Eysseric an 11-match ban on Thursday evening, ruling him out of the rest of the campaign.

"Valentin Eysseric, who was sent off at St Etienne last weekend, was suspended for 11 games by the French Professional League's (LFP) disciplinary committee," a Nice statement read. "The player will therefore not play again this season."

Clement, 28, faces up to six months of rehabilitation after undergoing successful surgery on his leg. Eysseric has apologised for his actions and already confirmed he would not appeal the punishment handed down by the LFP.

In quotes reported by L'Equipe, Eysseric said: "I explained my feelings and my actions. They all listened. I have nothing to say about the penalty, it is their decision."

Football / Die Hards - Please help me out!
« on: November 16, 2005, 11:23:52 PM »
Fellas, I know is a long time since I post anything here, but I can't take it anymore... I mean I happy like first time...But I cyah handle the 'johnny come lately' support from everybody! In work, in school, in the media, in corporate trinidad, on the street, at home - all of ah sudden everybody is a flicking fan. It hurting because I is a man going every home game since I was 8 years in 1989.

This rounds I asking everybody if they know who was we first opponent this campaign and who we play. Not a flicking man know! When we play Dom Rep and Carlos broko he foot, then the return in Mannie ramjohn when we give them 4 - I was there, as many of you on this site - we total less than 500 trinis in all !

And so, I real happy for mih boys and for Jack and for we, but I sour dread... I couldn't celebrate with these phonies tonight. Mih pardners check meh, but I know dem an' all is flicking bandwaggonists, so in my heart I couldn't lime with them.

Fellas, how I supposed to deal with this dread ? out ah brother nah...

Football / Lesson to be learnt from Northern Ireland
« on: March 27, 2005, 07:54:45 AM »

Last year, when Northern Ireland played us in Tobago, I had the great opportunity to lime with about 8 Irish fellas in the two days leading up to the game.

They are a dedicated group of fans who travel all over the world when their team is playing. The whole two days, all they talk about is their football, their players and how much they worship their team.

So after the game (and after a 0-3 cut arse), we were going our separate ways, and I said to the guys - "Well, we will see you all in Germany!"

And they looked at me in disbelief. I expected them to laugh in my face, Trinidad to Germany?

But in fact, they told me quite frankly, "Raul, we're not going anywhere, we'll never make it to Germany!"

And since then, I could not understand their logic - spend all your money, all your time, travel around the world, worship your team and players, always praying for a win and consistently shedding tears for a team...well knowing that there is no prize at the end of the day, no trophy, no success, no cup and no glory.
I could not understand this....
I could not understand this until my team lost 5-1 last night.

We can all hope and pray for our team and love and worship them, but at the same time, LET US FACE REALITY!


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