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Football / Re: Genk vs Haifa (Hyland Starting)
« on: August 18, 2011, 08:17:24 AM »
Report on UEFA.com

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2012/matches/round=2000262/match=2007550/postmatch/report/?autoplay=true


Maccabi gain upper hand over Genk
Published: Wednesday 17 August 2011, 22.49CET
Maccabi Haifa FC 2-1 KRC Genk
Goals by Weaam Amasha and Vladimir Dvalishvili gave the Israeli champions  a first-half advantage which was halved by Maccabi old boy Elyaniv Barda.

Maccabi Haifa FC will be hopeful of reaching the UEFA Champions League group stage for a third time after completing a narrow home win against KRC Genk.

First-half goals by Weaam Amasha and Vladimir Dvalishvili fairly reflected the nature of a game dominated by the hosts, but a 61st-minute strike against the run of play by former Maccabi striker Elyaniv Barda has given the Belgian champions heart of turning the play-off tie around in the return on 23 August.

Maccabi established an early stranglehold, taking the lead after eight minutes when Amasha skilfully brought down Eyal Meshumar's searching pass, held off José Nadson and drove in his fourth goal of the qualifying campaign.

Elisha Levi's charges continued to surge forward, almost doubling their advantage on 17 minutes when Dvalishvili's free-kick deflected against the crossbar. Though the visitors briefly sparked into life, when Barda screwed a shot wide moments later, Genk were soon two behind. A sweeping team move culminated in Eyal Golasa picking out Dvalishvili to score from close range.

Amasha and Idan Vered both squandered further chances before Genk threatened with a rare shot − Dániel Tőzsér's deflected free-kick brilliantly saved by Nir Davidovitch four minutes before half-time. The second period appeared to suggest a packed Ramat-Gan Stadium would be treated to more goals for the hosts, as Amasha fired wide after Vered played him into the area and Seidu Yahaya forced a fine save from László Koteles.

Yet, out of the blue, Genk scored, Barda popping up on the rebound after Kennedy Nwanganga had bust through and been denied bravely by Davidovitch. Boosted by their precious away goal, Jelle Vossen then had a chance to square the tie, cutting inside from the right but sending his low shot wide of the near post.

The visitors then came even closer when Khaleem Hyland's shot through a crowded penalty area was saved by Davidovitch, who then had to scramble Nwanganga's header off the line with a sprawling dive.


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Football / Re: Genk vs Haifa (Hyland Starting)
« on: August 18, 2011, 08:10:07 AM »

From what I saw, it seems to me that Hyland wanted no part of the ball. It looked like he was out of position. If his role was playmaker then he was woeful. It seemed like he was hiding from the ball. When he did get the ball a couple times outside the box he was blanketed and could not collect cleanly, and it was as though he was not expecting the pass. The half hearted attempt at a tackle was basically from a player who was caught in two minds, should I or shouldn't I and it almost cost his team a penalty or a goal or both. For the most part, I was not impressed with his play. He, just like the entire Genk team except for the goal scorer, Barda, had no impact on the game. They acted like a team that did not get enough sleep. It seemed like they were jetlagged as well and their timing, and it showed in their passes, was a split second too late to the man in the open position. They also looked like a team that had never played together before and did not know what to expect or where the passes were coming from. It was just a poor all around performance by a team that's supposedly one of the top teams in the Belgian League.

Genk is lucky to have lost a 2 - 1 game to Haifa. They must elevate the level of their game from their defence that sleep walked through the entire game to the midfield that never looked in sync with each other and could not link up with their frontmen. At one point in the first half Haifa statiscally had a better passing game connecting with their passes 91 times to Genk's 35. The game in the second half did not improve that much for either team especially for Haifa, who it seemed had taken their feet off the pedal. They basically let Genk off the hook.

So what if his role was defensive mid? Are you still going with your no furs, no fan, no goals, no good verdict?

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Football / Re: Pfister names 20-man squad to face India on Sunday
« on: August 17, 2011, 07:19:46 AM »
Everytime a team gets picked, the same posters come out asking for certain players.

I really cannot understand it!!

Otto came to Trinidad and has been having training sessions for more than a month.  He looked at players in training and picked a squad of 20 based on what he has seen in training.

HE CYANT PICK EVERY FACKING BODY!!

If a player is talented, shows the discipline in training and is good enough for the plans that the coach may have, then he will be picked.  

Do any of you attend the training sessions to see who doing what in training?  Do you place a mirophone on the field and listen to hear what the coach is saying and then decide who is executing what Otto is saying the best?

Come nah man fellas, why do we feel that Corneal has the kind of impact whereby even if a player is good in training, he can still tell Otto not to pick him?

A man talking about a player who meet Thierry Henry?  He have skillz to win a ball juggling competition so he should be on the national team???? Allyuh serious?????

Minor leagues?????? We have a competition called the TTFA cup whereby the minor league teams play against the bigger pro league sides and most times, it gets very ugly.  Some players tend to shine in football games without structure or discipline, but the moment you put them in the proper environment, they pop down!!

So fellas (and ladies), leh we arrange ah www.socawarriors.net lime in ah National team training session so we could really have a look and see what is going on instead of talking bout men who could do plenty keep ups or who "could real spanner men"

The facking coach eh play ah game yet, but men done complaining who should be on de team!!

ah love it!!

no copyright infringement intended, but ah love this post!

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Football / Re: Happy Birthday Palos
« on: August 15, 2011, 01:17:02 PM »
All the best man, have a great one!

Blessings again!

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Football / Re: Roberts: Local media cheap.
« on: August 15, 2011, 06:56:55 AM »
Even though he's using this as a deflector, he's right.

Rel media houses don't care much about their quality of coverage and more about profit.

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Football / Re: Question: Warriors Nation Members based in T&T.
« on: August 12, 2011, 11:14:22 AM »
Very interesting by play...

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Cricket Anyone / Re: T&T vs Afghanistan
« on: August 12, 2011, 06:42:53 AM »
Lendl Simmons is also not in the squad. But it has been the batting that has been a worry even in the trials down here and that's  my worry for the CL, particularly without lower order hitters like Pollard and Bravo not lining up for us.

Hopefully Guillen with play today, we'll see if an extra bat like him can help the team.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: T&T vs Afghanistan
« on: August 11, 2011, 12:42:21 PM »
WE lost the game by 35 runs.

Poor batting by the looks of it. Barath top score with 30. Perkins and Navin Stewart were the only other scorers in double figures with 19 and 14 respectively.

both Ganga's make duck.

At least Sherwin Ganga took a five wicket haul, including a hattrick to close the innings.

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Football / Re: De Leon: T&T should forget Brazil 2014.
« on: August 09, 2011, 06:13:08 AM »
Calibre of players to qualify !!!! - steups... bull shyte !!!!

Say de right thing De Leon, we dont have de calibre of people in de TTFF for us qualify !

And once de same people stay there, in 2018 it go be de same story, forget Russia, focus on Qatar....

I agree with Sam...this defeatist attitude alyuh have...

WE have talent and we have quality players..our administration has screwed us over royally though

Right now I'm very sure WE don't even know what our best team is

The last time a full strength (or close to) Trinidad and Tobago team played was in 2009.

And to say that our players not good enough is also spitting in the face of the core of our under 23 side who went to back to back youth world cups and probably hungrier than perhaps even some of our seasons vets to go back and prove themselves on the world stage.

Call me optimistic, but it never hurt to try.

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Football / Re: Lasana article in T&T Mirror
« on: August 08, 2011, 12:06:15 PM »
I agree with Bakes' assessment of Lasana being subjective in some of his articles, although I don't think his example was the best one to be used. I used to notice it a lot more when he still did match reports for the Express. Sometimes he'd be so engulfed in putting his opinion of an incident, player or coach it'd overwhelm the report, sometimes even to the point you couldn't get the final score of the match, or who scored.

That being said he is still one of my favourite, if not my favourite local sport writer.

I think he's entitled in this report to note KPMG's past issues, especially if it is documented. However he stretched or should I say omitted some other issues that should of been highlighted (which R45 pointed out), as such created a more ominous picture of the auditor more than like to push his angle or agenda.

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Football / Re: Truetrini/ Trinity Cross's mother passed on.
« on: August 08, 2011, 07:13:18 AM »
please accept my condolences

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Football / Re: Lasana article in T&T Mirror
« on: August 08, 2011, 07:12:36 AM »
R45, the thing is, Lasana is being very careful about stating his source. If you read between the lines, its obvious he has either seen these accounts himself or has received direct quotes from them.

I am positive that as an accountant yourself, you would have some knowledge of your clients business. In this instance, KPMG would have been aware that TTFF had received large sums from sponsors and had arranged friendly football matches to prepare the squad for Germany.

Also, KPMG should have been aware when they produced these accounts, of any financial issues surrounding their client.

I have information from my source that the 2005/2006/2007 accounts were prepared by KPMG in February 2008. Which is a year after the players exposed the non payment of bonuses. So, as an accountant yourself, given those circumstances, I'm sure you would have entered into a more thorough than usual audit.

KPMG state in their opening statement when preparing accounts that the auditors responsibility is that "procedures selected depend on the auditors judgement, including the assessment of the risks of materiel misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error" 

Therefore, in this instance, you would expect any obvious anomalies to be questioned. As an example, my source tells me that in the year ending 31st December 2005, not a single dollar was earned from actual football matches, which, if you recall, included the Hex. This was also the case in 2007 and 2006, although in that year they did achieve merchandising income of TT$650. Neither is there income from games in the separate LOC2006 accounts. However, there are expenses such as match fees, travel & hotel costs etc.

So, isn't it unusual for a football federation not to earn a single dollar in income from football matches in 3 years, yet spend millions of dollars to take part in this games?





Let me clarify what you're trying to say here, is that the records totally omit how much money came in? Or are you saying that no profit was recorded for these games?

If it's profit, it is possible. I hope you don't think I'm batting for the TTFF, but it's quite possible the TTFF probably just struggled to break even having these matches. Considering the up and down support our national team gets. Stadia rental, money for coaching staff, travelling accomodation etc.

Also I don't think R45 is against Lasana asking such questions but more how he labelled KPMG.

Either it is an interesting article asking questions, which is always good in my eyes.

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Football / Re: Leon joins Colombian club.
« on: August 07, 2011, 07:05:50 AM »
Leon is a good player!!

He is an excellent reader of the game!  Players of his mould hardly get any respect from the average football fan, because they only tend to observe the game in highlights.

Most coaches tend to trust the players that work hard in training rather the ones who show excellent technical ablilty.

Also, just because Pfister mentions a man's good attitude and discipline in training, it doesnt mean that he is not technically good as well.  It is the same way that if a coach says a player is gifted technically, we dont assume that he lacks discipline.

The basis of this topic (or stray in topic) is poor

I agree with ur sentiment Arazi

ah love it!!
I would have to disagree with yuh on this one. i've seen loen play up close and personal on ah few occasions and i'm not impressed. yes he's ah work hosre, and he does all the moping up, but he is clueless going forward, and quite frankly i would much rather have ah criss birchall any day!

IMO leon is ah brainless player who tends to make terrible offensive decisions ever so often in ah serious game situation. his shooting is terrible, his passing is so so, and offers very little offensively. give me hyland or birchall as startes and maybe bring leon off the bench as ah finisher, but if i ever see this fella start ah game again for the NT over players like hyland and birchall, i will be extremely disappointed.


PS: claude makalele, obi mekelle,  tom huddelston, rameress, micheal bradely and our own khaleem hyland just to name ah few are all the same type players, but they all offer a lot more going forward, unlike our friend in question mr loen.

Just to add to Andre's comment above, Claude Makelele received the very same criticism from the Real Madrid president Florentino Perez when he decided not to resign the Frenchman, here's the quote:

"We will not miss Makélelé. His technique is average, he lacks the speed and skill to take the ball past opponents, and ninety percent of his distribution either goes backwards or sideways. He wasn't a header of the ball and he rarely passed the ball more than three metres. Younger players will arrive who will cause Makélelé to be forgotten"

Zinedine Zidane then famously said upon the subsequent signing of David Beckham :

"Why put another layer of gold paint on the Bentley when you are losing the entire engine?"

Now as a Chelsea fan I can tell you Makelele offered very little going forward, but his play was crucial to Frank Lampard being that ok English youth to at one point to 2nd in POTY ratings.

In fact the only Makelele goal I remember for Chelsea greatly resembles Leon's goal for W Connection in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW2O5wjwjz4

Now I not disputing if the players are good or better than Leon. I would dispute that they play similarly to him in the holding role too and exactly how and what effect they'd have in the middle. Yeah they'd be better offensively but would they do the same job he does babysitting the defense?

as for lefty pointing out the bad game he had against Grenada, i didn't actually see that game so I can't comment on how poor he was, but I see that Grenada game and raise you the HEX game vs the US in the stadium where he and Trent Noel smothered the hell out of the US midfield.

Clyde Leon is the kinda player the average fan will watch and see nothing special/flashy, he makes simple passes/plays but his reading of the game isn't ordinary, but of course only people on the pitch and coaches/players who really know the game will notice it. As such when things don't go well, he's one of the first players men will look to say, "What he do whole game?". In fact that happen in that same US game after we concede the goal.

He's not the player kids will think about emulating, but he's kind of player other players appreciate having in their set up, bcuz he makes it easier for them/frustrating for their opponents.

Either way all the best, let's hope the stint improves both him and T&T footy.

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Football / Re: Leon joins Colombian club.
« on: August 05, 2011, 11:42:29 AM »
Good luck to Clyde, Pfister loves this guy a lot ! He said he is impress with his attitude and discipline.

Jack will raise again !!!!!!!!!!!

And no mention of his technical skills and ability to read the game?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.........
I don't know what yuh mean by that deese but if yuh saying in ah nut shell that leon is ah shit snake, then i with yuh on that.
That is exactly what I mean. And how the hell Latas makes this man captain of the national team is beyond me.

that is rel ignorance as usual...as i always say....fans have the right to say whatever they feel like because that is what a fan do. So much other national players trying to get a contract and cant see there way, the guy get ah opportunity and thy the nonsense allyuh talking. What level ah football allyuh ever play to judge ah player. Every time ah player get ah opportunity to go on trial... once is not somebody favorite player.... they being attacked. Grow up and be logical...not brainless....NORMEL.....

Leave them Loyalist, they can't see it. So leave them.

I'll say this Clyde Leon is the type of player the avg Trinidadian fan/onlooker wouldn't rate but he is a quality player. But once you doh pelt blade, hit men spanner, pipe bullet or play killer thru passes yuh not good. Leon is a boss for the position he plays, that's why Pfister rate him and he get this contract.
I happen to share deese's sentiment so jump on my case too. no one said anything about his trial, ah man mention that Pfister likes this guy's work ethic and deese replied to it.

he never mentioned anything about the trial, but rather the guy's lack of technical ability and his inability to read the game, and he's right, the guy is a very poor passer, ball handler and finisher. hek, even birchall whom i don't rate as much as allyuh is way better than this guy in terms of passing and attacking, and latas hung him out to dry.

yes it's good to have a work horse in the middle, but latas was playing with two in the middle of the park, and as starters (leon and trent noel)! that's why the team lacked creativity for so long. i not saying that yuh don't give leon ah run, but he has tuh learn how to make ah proper 30 yard pass, and not just once but @ least three times in ah game.

we have better options than this guy, even bleeder is ah better option, and ppl on here does dog bleeder to no ends and i don't see allyuh running to defend his honor.

anyway, i wish the fella all the best, hope he lands the contract and learn from the spanish dem how to be ah better player. on another note, i would bet any amount ah money that pancho is the one who got him that trial (since pancho was another one who was infatuated with this skilless player).

Cool i eh fighting you or Deese, my post was directed to loyalist.

But by saying it have better options and LISTING Bleeder as one, you still fail to recognise what Leon does in his position that impresses coaches et al.

He plays his position to a tee. If Trent Noel run with him and midfield and it lack creativity that on Noel who supposed to be the more offensive player. Mind you I thought Leon was shit just like alyuh till it had some WCQ, I think it was El Salvador in the Stadium and they subbed him off and I saw firsthand exactly what he was doing for the team, because he replacement a then over the hill Dwight just well didn't or perhaps COULDN'T do. El Salvador start to boss the midfield and run the game essentially after he came off.

His game is to plug gaps, clog passing lanes and link the defense to the midfield. Perhaps the best international example of a player currently playing his role is Barcelona's Sergio Busquets (also widely regarded as the weakest link at Barca)

I would agree however, if you playing Leon it is important to have another CM who would complement in our else you're in problems.

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Football / Re: Leon joins Colombian club.
« on: August 05, 2011, 08:47:07 AM »
Good luck to Clyde, Pfister loves this guy a lot ! He said he is impress with his attitude and discipline.

Jack will raise again !!!!!!!!!!!

And no mention of his technical skills and ability to read the game?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.........
I don't know what yuh mean by that deese but if yuh saying in ah nut shell that leon is ah shit snake, then i with yuh on that.
That is exactly what I mean. And how the hell Latas makes this man captain of the national team is beyond me.

that is rel ignorance as usual...as i always say....fans have the right to say whatever they feel like because that is what a fan do. So much other national players trying to get a contract and cant see there way, the guy get ah opportunity and thy the nonsense allyuh talking. What level ah football allyuh ever play to judge ah player. Every time ah player get ah opportunity to go on trial... once is not somebody favorite player.... they being attacked. Grow up and be logical...not brainless....NORMEL.....

Leave them Loyalist, they can't see it. So leave them.

I'll say this Clyde Leon is the type of player the avg Trinidadian fan/onlooker wouldn't rate but he is a quality player. But once you doh pelt blade, hit men spanner, pipe bullet or play killer thru passes yuh not good. Leon is a boss for the position he plays, that's why Pfister rate him and he get this contract.

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Football / Re: Warzycha: James showed maturity in Espíndola incident
« on: August 04, 2011, 09:23:17 AM »
yeh we do have quite a few prospects at the back..what ever became of Akeem Adams, i thought he was one to look at in the left back position.

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Football / Re: Union waive goalkeeper Thorne Holder
« on: July 28, 2011, 01:24:20 PM »
He supposedly heading to FC New York

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Football / Re: Which player allyuh woulda like to see in de 06 WC ?
« on: July 28, 2011, 06:52:07 AM »
Doh try dat. Eve get drop because he had too much influence on de other players and had too much to say about de way de football was played. Nakhid, Latas, and to a lesser extent Carlos samuels were either eliminated or controlled so as not to affect or disrupt de boot camp style discipline and game plans that mr. beenhaker wanted to plant in he players heads. Ah go bet yuh money on it. I woulda like to see Nakhid, Latapy and Yorke in a triangle in de middle. DOH CARE what de score end up. Knock like dirt!   :beermug:

Thanks for the additional info, I had little insight into the politics of the squad then, all I knew was Eve found himself on the outside looking in despite not really suffering a huge drop in form. i know for sure he retired before the final squad for the WC was announced.

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Football / Re: Which player allyuh woulda like to see in de 06 WC ?
« on: July 27, 2011, 09:29:57 AM »
Angus Eve

Why didn't he make the cut, I always wondered

I too would have liked to see Eve and Rogier

Far as I remember between Carlos and Birchall he couldn't get a spot in the squad and he retired some months before the tournament

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Football / Re: Which player allyuh woulda like to see in de 06 WC ?
« on: July 27, 2011, 07:02:44 AM »
Angus Eve

Yeah, that was the guy I felt shoulda been there. Too bad he retired.

Dwarika was already way past it at that point, would have liked it if Spann had been fit to go. He was a different caliber back in 04/05.

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Football / Re: T&T v USA 1994
« on: July 26, 2011, 08:58:27 AM »
Thanks Tallman.

Dwarika was in he prime them days. Thomas and Sherwyn Julien.... lard.... them fellas was bobo...

I disagree, Dwarika was more in his prime 97-2001 imo

1999-2001 was the best T&T teams. Altho we had some good results in the mid 90s the win v Norway, the team was rel erratic and inconsistent. 98 qualifying was a major letdown.

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General Discussion / Re: Email making the rounds down here
« on: July 21, 2011, 07:46:39 AM »
and it continues...


Cinema boss and couple square off
Assault claimed at MovieTowne

By Kim Boodram


THE couple who last month claimed to have been assaulted at MovieTowne in Port of Spain said yesterday their are sticking to they story — even as MovieTowne boss, Derek Chin, prepares to take legal action against them for defaming his business.

Emile and Tara Dean, who were interviewed yesterday at the St Clair office of their attorney, Larry Lalla, have insisted they were the victims of a crime and said they are now being treated like criminals.

In a telephone interview yesterday, Chin maintained that the couple were being dishonest.

Both parties now want their names cleared, with the Deans saying they don't want any form of compensation from MovieTowne but they want the popular entertainment centre to own up to its security lapses.

The couple's claims were first made public in an e-mail circulated by a relative on June 20, detailing an assault incident in the western carpark of MovieTowne at Invaders' Bay.

The e-mail stated that on June 18, the couple were attacked at their car after leaving a movie around 11.40 p.m., with Emile Dean being beaten about the head with a gun and a piece of iron. The woman was already seated in the left front seat and her husband was about to settle in the driver's seat.

The couple said their attacker eventually fled, after struggling with Emile Dean for some time, by jumping into a car with other men and driving off.

They also accused the MovieTowne security guards of first ignoring their plight and then being unhelpful.

The Deans took issue with a paid advertisement of MovieTowne which claimed they have refused to cooperate with either the cinema or the police and that there are "significant discrepancies" in their story when compared to video footage of the period in question.

The couple also said they were treated badly by the police, who they claimed first accused them of lying, then suggested they apologise to MovieTowne.

"This has been a nightmare," said Emile Dean, who has the remains of stitches and lacerations around his scalp.

Tara Dean said they were traumatised in the week following the incident and were also unsure of whether they should pursue the matter.

They eventually called on attorney Lalla and a report was made at the Four Roads Police Station on July 8.

Tara Dean said the family has, in the midst of the MovieTowne affair, also had a series of serious family issues to deal with and this has made it difficult to be available at all times.

Lalla said: "They have not made any call for compensation, which points to the fact that they are telling the truth."

Chin said yesterday his lawyers, of the firm JD Sellier and Company, have sent letters to the couple and another relative, advising them of his intention to take legal action for the defamation of his facility.

He added that he has been hurt by the allegations made against MovieTowne, as he takes the well-being of his patrons seriously.

Detectives from the Four Roads Police Station CID said yesterday the matter was being investigated but declined to comment further.


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Football / Re: Women's World Cup
« on: July 14, 2011, 10:43:42 AM »
not sure how to embed, but this Japan team make me remember this piece of magic that happen right here in T&T about a year ago...

http://youtu.be/g_ZESOIGI2U

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Football / Re: Women's World Cup
« on: July 12, 2011, 10:41:06 AM »
I am amazed that men could say brazil does play physical and was gettin' away wit shit. Gettin' away with what?! Marta get she yellow card for protesting (dissent) abbey wambach and she injury-faking; de brazilian who fake injury get a yellow (and rightfully so). The usa was grabbing, pulling, kicking and body-checking and even intentionally handle de ball right in front de ref, all without punishment....what men does really be watchin' boy?  

I know I wasn't the only who noticed this..the US were getting away wid physical play and the brazilians were penalised for less than half the physical force the americans got...

Trinity Cross if that wasn't a penalty I don't know what a penalty is, regardless of if Marta flopped it was a dotish tackle from behind that made contact and impeded a clear goal scoring opportunity..Nobody who watching football more than a year could argue that wasn't a penalty and a straight red...

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base...Tsunami Fridays was d flick late in my secondary schoold days...Nuts (which is now Fuzion)...and 51

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Red Bull Flutag - T&T Live
« on: July 04, 2011, 06:49:02 PM »
A view on the traffic situation caused by the Flugtag, btw have those shooting reports been confirmed? Snady them saying no..

http://pedrotercero.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/short-english-red-bull-makes-you-stupid/

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General Discussion / Re: COP elections 2011
« on: July 04, 2011, 05:11:35 PM »

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Football / Re: Connection's Winchester, Benjamin Jr. for Dallas trial
« on: June 28, 2011, 05:19:30 PM »
Just yesterday I was thinking about this youth, wondering if Celtic or somebody woulda call for him over the transfer window..

Good luck to them both..

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