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Football / We are encouraging slackness
« on: September 28, 2009, 12:55:56 PM »
We are getting what we truly deserve and this shite about  good performance  and cinderella team is smoke being blown up our arse,   we playing the game like there is  no thought process involved in it, mind u the 1st thing to go when  a man tired is his "thinking" ablity.   ok so we we werent embarrassed, so everybody good. was that our aim? was that why all the money and time was invested? To not be embarrassed? we will never meet a weaker italian side than this one.

We went neck and neck with the italians so we should hold our heads  high, absoulte  and utter poppy cock.  no wonder we  cant produce a team that can  be world beaters, we still battling with inferiority complexes. how did the usa beat spain at the confed cup by saying this is the #1 team in the world  so we would do good to jus go neck to neck with them and lose.

our aim is way too low and I for one will not be congratulating this team who vex lost ,this is big men football. you screwed urself and i cannot applaud that. i really hate when we throw away a game announcers coming and say they made us proud. After all this time and effort to not b in contention to make the 2nd round  is really heart breaking  4 me. i cannot express that enough.if italy dont lose a game but dont make it out of this group u think the italian media would say this team made them proud?. not a chance in hell. we are settingthe standards   too low and for us competing is a win.  thats a losers mentality. i must admit as much as some jamiacans annoy me  sometimes i admire the mentality that they have, that no one is better than them and that mentality is evident in the way they play all sports. imagine a jamaican pardner giving me talks about their horse that won in santa rosa geez they compete 4 everything.

 i really hate to lose  to a side thats not physically better than us. we need to stop encouraging a losers mentality   where jus competing makes us proud. if so then we dont belong on the world stage.

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Football / Can we expect to see wholesale changes?
« on: September 06, 2009, 07:10:57 AM »
I really want to see the "younger" players get ah good shake.  Want to really see what there made of and its obviously a time to rebuild  as the old stagers should be hanging up there boots, this over reliance on the older players sometimes repress  the  development of our "younger players".

I really hope we see some new faces for our next game. 

To be quite honest ,  I no longer believe our foreign based players are hands down better than our local based

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Football / Wenger brands United tactics as "anti-football"
« on: August 31, 2009, 04:54:53 AM »
Wenger brands United tactics as "anti-football"

By Soccernet staff

August 31, 2009

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has slammed Manchester United's methods of breaking up his side's play after they lost at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

Wenger is angry after losing at Old Trafford

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Wenger is angry after losing at Old Trafford

Wenger has spoken out after the defeat, claiming Sir Alex Ferguson's tactics were nothing short of "anti-football" - and he believes that is worse than Eduardo's alleged "dive" against Celtic in midweek.

The Gunners' boss launched a thinly veiled attack on United midfielder Darren Fletcher, who he claims is in the team purely to make tackles and is the chief culprit.

However, the match stats show that out of the seven players who committed the most fouls, five were from Arsenal.

"I have seen a player who plays on the pitch only to make fouls,'' he said. "For me, this is a point that is more urgent than diving.

"The players who are never punished, who get out of the game without a yellow card. I think it is more anti-football than a player who did what Eduardo did.

"Look at how many deliberate fouls some players get away with. That's a bigger problem because it cuts the flow of the game. And people pay to see football, not free-kicks.''

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Football / Tobagonian in action
« on: August 30, 2009, 04:41:25 PM »
  This is a plea for the trini in action thread to  be changed so that it represents the fact that we are  a twin island republic.  when   minister peter taylor can address a Tobago audience and say when he uses the word Trinidad that that includes tobago and actually try to defend that statement  when ppl made ah fuss. I realise  something is seriously wrong




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Football / Playing for two
« on: August 25, 2009, 03:04:28 PM »
Rampone pregnant during Sky Blue championship run

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August 25, 2009

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SOMERSET, N.J. -- Sky Blue FC player/coach Christie Rampone is expecting another child in March.
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Rampone guided Sky Blue to the inaugural title at the Women's Professional Soccer championship on Saturday. They beat the Los Angeles Sol 1-0, three weeks after Rampone took over the coaching duties when Kelly Lindsey resigned.

Rampone, who is nearly three months' pregnant, recently competed in two playoff games and the championship game. She played 90 minutes in each.

"It's been an eventful year to say the least, but the timing of this pregnancy is perfect because I was able to finish off this amazing first season and hopefully get back in time to make a major contribution to Sky Blue FC in 2010," she said Tuesday in a statement.

Rampone has been nominated for defender, coach and sportswoman of the year ahead of the league awards ceremony on Saturday. She expects to play in the WPS All-Star game in St. Louis on Sunday.

A native of Point Pleasant, N.J., Rampone has played in three World Cups and three Olympics. She took off most of 2005 to have her first child.

Rampone, the captain of the U.S. national team, plans to return to the WPS in June.


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Football / Noel Williams,what allyuh think?
« on: August 25, 2009, 07:06:40 AM »
I have seen the last 2 concacaf champions league games of jabloteh and this guy really looks promising. how many other ppl  see him and what allyuh think? He is 25 years old and  he looks comfortable with d ball at his feet can cross well and looks sound defensively.


I think he is good enough for ah call up, but we cant keep cutting and changing the team so often

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Carlos Tevez has claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson is ''scared'' of playing Manchester City this season following their busy summer of spending.




Tevez spent two years on loan at Old Trafford before securing a permanent switch to Eastlands over the summer and has not kept quiet over his dissatisfaction of being kept on the bench by the Scot.

Ferguson, for his part, has played down the significance of the Argentine's departure, whilst also warning Man City that it will be difficult to break into the top four this season. However, Tevez feels his former boss is worried about the Manchester derby on 20th September.

"Ferguson is history for me but I know that he is scared of playing against us," the striker told Globoesporte. "It's dangerous for Ferguson's objectives and for him to criticise Manchester City."

Tevez has also explained the differences between playing under Ferguson and working with current manager Mark Hughes.

"Mark Hughes is only focused on his work and the team, he doesn't get involved in the negotiations," he said. "He has been a football player so there is a big difference in the way he treats each player."

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Football / Fulham vs Chelsea
« on: August 23, 2009, 09:07:45 AM »
To the chelsea men, whats your opinion on Ancelotti's handling of  the squad re rotating of players?

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Football / cooling down
« on: August 17, 2009, 05:06:26 PM »
Cooling down more commonly know in its erroneous  form as warming down. Its virtually impossible to warm down by the way. Its done local  man vex with yuh if after a game you dont want to do cool down drills. However, I have never seen it done on the big stage.

Why not?

Is it not as important as we think?

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Football / The origins of Messi
« on: August 06, 2009, 01:35:58 PM »
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first start video.
second: Click the "up arrow" button on the bottom right of the video player ( next to the sound adjustment)after you click the "up arrow" it gives you 2 options. The first one is a smaller screen and a list of other vid. The option above gives you titles. Remember you have to start the video first.


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Football / random musings
« on: August 03, 2009, 02:58:47 PM »
random musings.

why does a goal kick have to come out ah d 18 yard box? i cant come up with a logic reason to justify that law.

the 3 major football leagues this year are both 2 horse races in my book.  EPL: liverpool and chelsea
La liga: real madrid and BArca and serie: juventus and INTer MIllan.

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Football / TOTAL 80?
« on: July 30, 2009, 05:20:07 AM »
It has become quite clear,disconcertingly so, that we have adopted a penchant for conceding goals less than 10 mins into a game less that 5 mins before that half ,less than 5mins after the start of the 2nd half and/or in the last 10 mins of a game. Why is this? What can be done about this? This habit seems to encompass all age groups in our football, so it begs the question,"what can a coach do about it?". Is it a pattern in our social cloth and as such "cannot" be changed? Does fitness, physical and mental,play a part?
How is this issue addressed?

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Football / Grave yard clubs
« on: July 03, 2009, 06:25:15 PM »
yes ppl grave yard club. clubs where a player comes in firing on all cylinders  and  then leaves ah broken man.

shevchenko  grave yard club Chelsea. ah really feel sorry 4 shevy dread


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Football / Top 10 backheels
« on: July 01, 2009, 07:02:09 PM »
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Football / Real's De la Red out for another season
« on: July 01, 2009, 08:50:20 AM »
Real's De la Red out for another season

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July 1, 2009

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Real Madrid midfielder Ruben de la Red will miss the whole of the 2009/10 season as doctors have still not pinned down why he collapsed in a match in October, he said in a newspaper interview published on Wednesday.
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"What I have doesn't have a name and as of today there is no concrete answer," De la Red, 24, told Marca sports daily, adding he still hoped to make a comeback at some point.

The former Spain international was running back towards the halfway line when he suddenly fell face first and lay motionless. He was taken off on a stretcher and regained consciousness in the dressing room but has not played since.

 that is real pressure dread

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2010 World Cup - South Africa / Vuvuzelas
« on: June 20, 2009, 02:54:52 PM »
Dutch coach joins chorus to ban vuvuzela

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June 20, 2009

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The noisy vuvuzela trumpet-type instrument blown incessantly by fans during Confederations Cup matches should not be allowed in the stadiums, Dutch coach Bert Van Marwijk said.

"At home watching TV it really was annoying, but in the stadiums you get used to it but it is still unpleasant," Van Marwikj, who is on a fact-finding tour before next year's World Cup finals, told reporters at the hotel his team will use next year.

"You want to coach your players during the match but it is almost impossible with that noise. So for me the horns can stay outside the stadium."

TV broadcasters, viewers watching Confederations Cup matches at home around the world and Xabi Alonso, the Spanish midfielder as well as ordinary fans have all complained about the monotonous, tuneless sound of the vuvezela.

It has sparked a furious debate in the local media with its defenders saying it is an integral part of South Africa's football culture. Other commentators say it is a recently new phenomonon intrdocued as a marketing tool in the past few years.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said last week the world governing body had no plans to ban the instrument from Confederations Cup matches. He said FIFA and the local organising committee would meet after the Confederations Cup to discuss whether it should be banned next year.

Blatter is against the idea of a ban saying that "we should not try to europeanise an African World Cup," but thousands of fans around the world have e-mailed FIFA over the last week urging them to ban the instrument.

One suggestion is that they should just be allowed at South Africa's matches.

Alonso, the Spanish midfielder said this week that the noise made it difficult for players to concentrate and communicate with each other while playing and did nothing for the atmosphere inside the stadium.


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Football / Golden Foot award....let d voting begin
« on: June 18, 2009, 05:45:37 PM »
Henry is among the ten players who are in contention for this year’s Golden Foot award. The Golden Foot is an international award for players who have made an outstanding career contribution and are aged at least 29.

Thierry Henry’s excellent season with Barça continues to reap its rewards. The French striker is part of an elite group of footballers that have been nominated for the prestigious Golden Foot award for players aged 29+. A Barça player has never won this particular award.

Second nomination

However, this is not the first time Henry has been nominated for the Golden Foot. In 2007 and 2008 his challenge was beaten off by Del Piero (2007) and Roberto Carlos (2008). Previous winners were Ronaldo (2006), Shevchenko (2005), Nedved (2004) and Roberto Baggio (2003).

The other nominees

Thierry Henry will be up against some legendary opponents: Raúl (Madrid), Buffon (Juventus), Totti (Roma), Giggs (Manchester United), Figo (Inter), Trezeguet (Juventus), Ronaldinho (Milan), Beckham (LA Galaxy) and Gerrard (Liverpool).



http://www.goldenfoot.com/acm-on-line/Home/GoldenFoot/Voting.html

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Football / TFA games suspended
« on: June 17, 2009, 05:04:31 AM »
All TFA games have been suspended as the referees seek an increase in their stipend. Also it seems like the TFA president,Harvey JAck , has resigned( reported by i955)

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Football / Top 10 Most Annoying Things Managers Say
« on: June 11, 2009, 12:23:06 PM »

Top 10 Most Annoying Things Managers Say

Goal.com is kicking off a new weekly series of Top 10s, which will run every Tuesday. First in the series are the Top 10 Most Annoying Things Managers Say...
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Alan Curbishley - West Ham United
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Alan Curbishley - West Ham United

10) He has been like a new signing

A player returning from a long-term injury. Classic Arsene Wenger spin. No, try signing a player. That's like a new signing.

9) At the end of the day

Every day ends, we know this. There is no need to tag this onto the start of a sentence.

8 I haven’t seen the video replay

A manager’s reaction after a player blatantly punches an opponent, or after Patrick Vieira spits in Neil Ruddock’s face five yards away from the dugout. “I didn’t Zee it.”

7) I can't fault the lads for effort

This is another way of saying that they're rubbish. There should never be a situation in a professional game in which 'effort' is a benchmark of performance. That's what you say to your kid's team before you take them out for pizza after losing the Under-9’s Cup Final; to say it to guys earning five figures a week is absurdly patronising.

6) We showed character

We played absolutely rubbish, the opposition hit the woodwork five times, and then we scored a fluky injury time equaliser off a corner that shouldn’t even have been awarded.

5) We’ve got a great crop of youngsters coming through

The first team’s awful, the reserve and youth teams are pretty average, but there’s no money available for transfers and we need to keep the fans’ spirits up somehow.

4) We Woz

“We woz robbed”, “We woz awful today”, “We woz second best.” Do managers not realise that this is grammatically incorrect? It is “We were robbed”, “We were awful today”, “We were second best.” One of the best things to come out of Alan Curbishley’s West Ham resignation was that we no longer had to listen to him say ‘We woz’.

3) We need to give 110 per cent

It is physically impossible to give more than 100 per cent. For some players, like Dimitar Berbatov, it is physically impossible to give more than 10 per cent.

2) It’s not over yet

You are 21 points clear with seven games left, and have a +40 superior goal difference over second place - just bloody admit that you have won the league.

1) There are no easy games in international football

Of course, Spain, Brazil and Italy must be at their very best in order to beat San Marino, Andorra, and the Cook Islands.

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Football / COPA DEL RAY FINAL
« on: May 11, 2009, 04:20:42 AM »
Athletic club vs fc Barcelona 13/05/09

“We have to win the Cup”

Vanessa Forns

Although Barça missed the chance tonight to clinch the league title, Guardiola told reporters after the match that the team “is much closer to the title” and that now the players had to raise themselves for Wednesday’s final in Valencia.

He had said it several times in the pre-match press conference. The players would have loved to win the championship in front of the fans in the Camp Nou, both for the fans themselves and to finally get their hands on one of the three titles in play. But Llorente had other plans. “Seeing the ground like this is fantastic. I understand that people are upset. In the end life consists of good moments. We’ll try and live them another day. I’m sorry about that”.

However, he reminded reporters that Barça are eight points ahead with only nine to play for: “We’re much closer, more than at the beginning of this matchday”.

Focussed on the Cup

Guardiola, who stated that the sending off of Abidal had been a turning point because of the tiredness of his players, called on them to make a final effort: “We have to pick ourselves up quickly, go forward with what we’ve got and with a smile on our faces to prepare for the Cup next Wednesday”.

Iniesta injury “the worst news of the day”

”The worst news of the day” was how Guardiola described the injury to Andrés Iniesta. “He’s a very important player for us because he gives us so much. Playing a match every three days the effort is very great. He’s definitely out for Wednesday and the objective is to get him back in time for the Champions League final”.

That’s football

As for Llorente’s injury time goal, which snatched the league title away at the last moment, Guardiola was philosophical: “Football is like that. A few days ago we did it and today they stopped us. At Stamford Bridge it was Iniesta and today it was Llorente. Fate has played a trick on us – it was Llorente”.

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Football / Imagine u were fergie
« on: May 10, 2009, 07:36:34 AM »
Would u sign tevez ?

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Goalkeeper Buffon admits frustration at Juventus

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May 1, 2009

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Juventus star Gianluigi Buffon admits he has become frustrated at the club this season.
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The Italian No.1 has been criticised at times this season, even though Juve are still in third in Serie A and pushing AC Milan for second.

This has led Buffon to consider his future, despite the fact he has four years left on his current deal.

"I have been criticised for the past six months," Buffon told French daily L'Equipe. "It is like I am not allowed to concede any goals. But it is part of the game.

"I am 31 and I understand when I make a mistake or not. But what I know for sure is that I feel good. Just watch my games.

"Nobody can say that Juve have lost a game because of me this season. That is the reality. My contract runs until 2013, a lot of time is left until then.

"We have to know what team will be formed next year, and I hope it will be an even more competitive one. What I want to do is sit back and assess what is going on at the club.

"At the end of the day, I will make a decision."

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WEBB ADMITS MISTAKE
Ref admits Man Utd penalty was a mistake

By Soccernet staff

April 29, 2009

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Referee Howard Webb has admitted that the penalty which sparked Manchester United's five-goal comeback in their Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday was a mistake.

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The Tottenham players rage at referee Howard Webb after he awarded the penalty

With Tottenham leading 2-0 after 57 minutes and United needing a win to reclaim top spot in the league from title rivals Liverpool, Sir Alex Ferguson's men were awarded a penalty after Webb ruled that Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes had fouled Michael Carrick.

Television replays showed that the keeper managed to palm the ball away to safety before colliding with the midfielder.

Cristiano Ronaldo converted the penalty which proved to be the catalyst for United who went on to overwhelm Spurs - scoring five goals in 22 minutes - in scintillating display which sealed a 5-2 win and a return to pole position in the Premier League.

''I've looked at it again and I think it was a mistake,'' Webb told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. ''But we make these decisions honestly. It's not always easy to see the way the play pans out from pitch level.''

The referee who was selected as England's representative to referee in last summer's Euro 2008 championships added: ''I could see the Manchester United player touch the ball and saw him get clattered by the goalkeeper but didn't see the extra deviation from the goalkeeper's fingers touching the ball.

''I'm disappointed as I always strive for perfection. I'll look at the tape in detail later in the week and try to avoid it happening again in the future.

''I never want to have a negative impact on a game and I get no pleasure from not reaching the high standards we set ourselves.''

After the game, Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas criticised Webb's decision saying the referee ''crumbled under pressure.''

The Football Association have given Jenas seven days to explain his remarks, failure to do satisfactorily could see him hit with a disciplinary charge.

Jenas said: ''The atmosphere, the occasion, the importance of the match; a lot of factors take their toll when making decisions. One thing which struck me was that he didn't even think. It was like he'd already made his mind up when he came out for the second half that he was going to give something.

It is doubtful that Webb's acceptance that he made an error will have any bearing on Jenas's case.

Webb will get the chance to re-establish his credentials as England's best referee on Sunday when he takes charge of the highly-pressurised game between Reading and Birmingham City.

The match is crucial for both sides as it comes on the last day of the Championship season and could earn the winner automatic promotion to the Premier League.

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Football / UEFA CL- Villareal VS Arsenal Tuesday 7th April 09
« on: April 07, 2009, 12:57:26 PM »
boss boss game so far. villareal up  from a senna bullet. nice short crisp passes and movement off d ball

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MADRID, April 6 (Reuters) - Real Betis striker Sergio Garcia will be out for a month after injuring his knee while celebrating scoring the opening goal in the 3-3 home draw against Numancia, the Primera Liga club said on Monday.

The Spain international slid to his knees after netting in the ninth minute on Saturday, and had to be substituted soon after.

The side's top scorer with nine goals twisted the lateral ligament in his left knee the club said on their website (www.realbetisbalompie.es).

Betis are one point above the relegation places in 16th, with nine games left to play, after twice blowing a winning position against Numancia in a crazy game that included three penalties and three red cards.

For next weekend's trip to face Racing Santander, under pressure coach Paco Chaparro will also be without defender Nelson and Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo who were sent off on Saturday, and Brazilian striker Ricardo Oliveira who picked up his fifth yellow card.
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Football / Scotland duo banned for life
« on: April 03, 2009, 05:51:05 PM »
Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor have been banned from ever representing Scotland again after their bench antics against Iceland in midweek.

Barry Ferguson

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Former glories: Ferguson used to be key

The pair were caught on camera making childish "V signs" across their faces at television cameras. They had been dropped for the Iceland World Cup qualifier after breaking squad discipline and spending the night drinking.

A furious Rangers manager Walter Smith sent the pair home from training on Friday and they were suspended by the Scottish giants without pay. Ferguson has also been stripped of the Rangers captaincy.

The Scottish FA had claimed on Thursday that the matter was closed but have now taken a tougher stance by ruling the pair will never play for their country again. The SFA have been besieged by phone calls and e-mails from irate Scotland fans.

It is understood the negative reaction from supporters and supporters' groups added to the pressure for the matter to be discussed again.

Following a further meeting between chief executive Gordon Smith and manager George Burley, sanctioned by the SFA board, it was decided neither player would play for Scotland again.

An SFA spokesman said: "In light of the events of the past 48 hours and following further discussions between the national team manager and the chief executive, it has been decided that Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor will no longer be considered for international selection by Scotland.

"This action has been taken in the best interest of the squad, the fans and the country.

"We are determined to qualify for the World Cup and we must ensure that nothing is allowed to distract us from achieving this goal."

Ferguson and McGregor were called to a meeting with Bain at Murray Park, where they were informed of the action being taken by the club.

Bain said: "The overall conduct of the players during the last week while on Scotland duty has, regrettably, fallen considerably short of the standards expected by Rangers Football Club and our supporters and has brought the club into disrepute.

"The management of the club has taken the view that this has damaged both Rangers and Scotland and is unacceptable.

"Even though our club is entering the critical stage of the league season and the later stages of the Scottish Cup, appropriate disciplinary action was required."

Rangers have agreed with the players that part of their deducted wages will be donated to charity. Both players issued an apology for their actions and spoke of their disappointment that their international careers are now over.

Ferguson said: "I deeply regret what happened last weekend and the events during the last week and apologise wholeheartedly for the embarrassment caused to Scotland, Rangers, both sets of supporters and my friends and family.

"I have always considered playing for Rangers and Scotland an honour and a privilege and nothing will change that and I am bitterly disappointed by the announcement that I will not be selected for Scotland again."

McGregor - who made his competitive debut against Holland on Saturday - added: "I was absolutely delighted to be selected for Scotland last weekend and I am deeply sorry over what has happened since then.

"We all make mistakes in life and I am very disappointed to have let Rangers, Scotland, my family, all the fans down.

"I am also desperately disappointed that I will not be selected again for Scotland at this stage in my career."

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Football / Barcelona begin their push for a treble
« on: April 02, 2009, 06:16:15 PM »
Barcelona begin their push for a treble

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April 2, 2009

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With the international break out of the way, Barcelona's final push for honours on three fronts gets underway with a trip to Real Valladolid in the Primera Liga on Saturday.

The league leaders have a six-point advantage over chasing Real Madrid with 10 games left to play, and have already secured a King's Cup final against Athletic Bilbao for May 13.

Next Wednesday, they host Bayern Munich for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, and if they make it all the way to Rome need to be prepared to play 16 games before the end of next month.

"We cannot afford to have one bad week," Barca's Brazilian defender Silvinho said, perhaps aware that the side have only won one in four after international breaks this season.

"People say a particular competition may take it out of us physically, but the problem is we want to get as far as possible in each one," he added. "We are optimistic and working hard to win a treble."

Coach Pep Guardiola could have defender Carles Puyol and midfielders Andres Iniesta and Yaya Toure back in contention after injury against their ninth-placed hosts.

Champions Real Madrid have few such distractions with only the league left to play for, and they are pushing hard with 12 wins from their last 13 outings.

On Saturday, they visit an eighth-placed Malaga side still licking their wounds from a 6-0 mauling away to Barcelona two weeks ago.

"It will be a great game for the fans and everyone is determined that we make up for the poor performance in the Nou Camp," Malaga defender Weligton said.

Third-placed Sevilla have an Andalucian derby away to Recreativo Huelva on Saturday, and fourth-placed Villarreal visit Almeria at the same time.

At the foot of the table, time is running out for bottom club Espanyol, who are eight points from safety. They host Deportivo Coruna on Sunday.

The team above them, Numancia, are four points short of safety and Saturday's hosts Real Betis. Betis coach Paco Chaparro has been under pressure from fans after a run of six matches without a win.

"Chaparro will be with us until the end of the season. Fans should regard it as a new beginning for him, like on the two previous occasions when he stepped in to save us," Betis president Pepe Leon said.

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Football / BOlivia crushing Argentina
« on: April 01, 2009, 03:10:01 PM »
 bolivia 5 vs Argentina 1. 10 mins remaining

aint the altitude ah bitch

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Football / Ecuador vs BRazil
« on: March 29, 2009, 03:16:15 PM »

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Football / Uefa Champions League Draw
« on: March 19, 2009, 04:46:18 PM »
sorry if i let anyone dribble on their keyboard  but i couldnt wait. the draw start in 15 minutes i believe. ah cant wait

who say manu liverpool :devil:

Quarter-finals
Villarreal (ESP) - Arsenal (ENG)
Manchester United (ENG) - FC Porto (POR)
Liverpool (ENG) - Chelsea (ENG)
Barcelona (ESP) - Bayern Munich (GER)

Semi-finals
Manchester United (ENG)/FC Porto (POR) - Villarreal (ESP)/Arsenal (ENG)
Barcelona (ESP)/Bayern Munich (GER) - Liverpool (ENG)/Chelsea (ENG)

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