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« on: October 01, 2005, 09:25:28 AM »
Highlights .........

Cheap goals for Sydney, but goals nonetheless.

Football / U-17 semis
« on: September 29, 2005, 08:06:18 PM »
Mexico 4 x Holland 0.

I thought the Dutch would have beaten the Mexicans, but that's why they play the game. The Dutch were dismantled.

Brasil 4 x Turkey 3.
Brasil scored in the 1st, were up by 3 with 32 minutes gone, and had to get a goal in the 90th minute to get the winner, after allowing 10 man Turkey back into the game.
The Turks were all heart and determination (if we can get that on Oct. 8th and 12th, only if............), and didn't deserve to lose.
The 3rd Brasil goal (remember Josimar?) was a beauty, so too was the Turkish equaliser.

It was a great game!

I don't think the Mexicans will surprise the Bras, as they did the Dutch.

Football / Re: Julius James named Defensive Player of the Week
« on: September 28, 2005, 06:18:24 PM »
Remember this name for the future, Yohance Marshall.
Out of St. Anthony's, playing wing-back for the Univ. of
South Florida in Tampa.
I believe he is the only freshman starting.

Will see him play when the Johnnie's come to town. USF
is in the Big East, but don't have U Conn on their schedule.

Anyway, remember the name.

Football / Re: Brazil center backs problem
« on: September 26, 2005, 04:36:59 AM »
Does it matter whether Roque Junior is less than convincing whoever he plays for?
If Brasil gets scored on 5 times, they will score 7.

Barring injuries to key players next June/July, give the World Cup to Brasil.
The two starting centre backs (in the 5/5 system Brasil will play) will be Lucio and
Junior, with Emerson/Gilberto Silva playing in front of those two.

The Brasil team next year will be better than the Brasil of '82 which lost the
cup in Italy.
Anyone recall that team, and their two centre backs?

Football / Latest highlights from Sydney FC
« on: September 23, 2005, 07:28:50 PM »
Couple of things.

Guess who is skippering Sydney FC?

The 4th goal is (as the commentator stated) 'brilliant'!


Football / Re: Soca Warriors Online Exclusive Interview with Evans Wise.
« on: September 21, 2005, 03:27:48 AM »
E. Wise is a class act.
He was very much liked (by fans and players) when he played for the T-Bay Mutiny
in MLS.
Is a shame he 'cyah make d Big Truck team at BAIS'!

Man U (like last year) will NOT win 'ah ting' this year. And if
ownership retains Sir Alex another year, write-off next year
as well.

The Glazers will try and make this into a championship caliber
team, but won't be able to keep up with Roman, et al.
I believe the Glazers think they can do with United what they
did with the Bucs, unfortunately for them, whereas the NFL
has 30-something teams, United is competing against the
rest of Europe, and 'dey ent winnin'.

Football / Re: Champions League on ESPN2
« on: September 12, 2005, 07:48:13 PM »
I would much prefer watching Fred bamboozle the half-wit defenders
from Real, than watching Liverpool play Betis.

From ..................

ESPN Deportes availability

Updated September 6, 2005

Spanish-language sports TV network ESPN Deportes is currently available on Grande Communications in Texas, Liberty Cablevision in Puerto Rico, and selected Adelphia Communications, Cablevision Systems, Charter Communications, COX Communications, Insight Communications, and Cable One cable systems in Spanish-speaking areas such as Southern California, South Florida, and the New York City metropolitan area.

Subscribers will need to subscribe to the Spanish-language digital cable tier in order to receive ESPN Deportes.

Comcast and Time Warner cable systems, as well as DirecTV and DISH Network satellite TV systems, currently do NOT have contracts to carry ESPN Deportes.

ESPN Deportes has extensive coverage of the UEFA Champions League, with 77 matches during the 2005-2006 season. (ESPN2 will continue to have limited coverage with up to 25 matches.)

ESPN, Inc. encourages viewers to express their interest in subscribing to ESPN Deportes by either calling 1-800-DEPORTES (in Spanish) or by completing an online survey at

ESPN Deportes Free Preview on September 12-18: please contact your cable or satellite TV provider for availability.

The link:

And the article within the link ............................

Looking after the boys from Brazil 
By Tim Vickery 
Branco is responsible for the maintaining Brazil's talent supply
Brazil's former left-back Branco is nowadays the coordinator of his country's youth sides.
At the start of the year, at the South American Under-20 Championships in Colombia, he was proudly explaining to me the impressive structure that Brazil provide to their promising young players.

As if to prove the point, at the very moment we were talking a fax arrived from the Brazilian FA's nutritionist, and it contained the menu for that day's meals.

It had been prepared in Spanish, so Branco could hand it over to the hotel staff safe in the knowledge that there would be no confusion.

That kind of attention to detail, plus fantastic natural talent, means that at youth levels Brazil keep winning titles and funneling players through the system to the senior team.

Ronaldo, for example, first came to prominence at the South American Under-17 Championships in 1993. Four years later Ronaldinho Gaucho was world champion at that level, with Adriano following the same path in 1999.

And now the latest generation set out for glory in the World Under-17 Cup, which kicks off in Peru at the end of the week.

Watching the Brazilian superstars come through and seeing how they benefit from the experience of such competition it is hard to escape the conclusion that British football is losing out.

Surely there is something to be gained from taking Fifa's Under-17 and Under-20 tournaments more seriously?

Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are two stars produced by Brazil's production line

It is clear that these competitions have a hidden agenda. The harsh reality is that the youth development work of, for example, Brazil, is not just grooming players for the future of the senior international side - it is also preparing them for a move to European club football.

The World Under-17 and Under-20 Cups give European clubs the chance to have a close look at the emerging talent from the two continents that specialise in producing wonderful young players, Africa and South America.

The Premiership is an importer of some of this talent, and would like to do even better in terms of bringing in some of the top names of world football.

Even so, the clubs still aim to produce their own players and have their academies.

It is always worth remembering, though, that being at an academy is not an end in itself. It is a means to the end of playing better, and in the quest to play better, there surely must be a place for top-level international competition.

It provides a tactical education, an introduction to the pressures of representing one's country - and having to confront the world's best is a great way to guard against complacency.

After all, in next year's World Cup the English public will expect the players to hold their own against the likes of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho Gaucho and Adriano.

They would clearly be better prepared if they had previously faced them in a World Under-17 Cup.


Football / Re: What separates us from the USA and Mexico is....
« on: September 05, 2005, 07:56:31 AM »
There is ONE thing that will ALWAYS separate us from the
US and Mexico, DEPTH!

They have it, we don't!

Football / Re: Could Christiano Ronaldo make de Brasil Starting 11?
« on: September 05, 2005, 07:46:11 AM »
No and no.

The press in Brasil wants Perreira to play a 5 and 5 system.
Which would mean Carlos, Juan, Roque Junior, Cafu, with
Emerson/Gilberto Silva/Ze Roberto playing a holding midfield.
With Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Kaka, Robinho and Adriano playing
the 5 up top. Pick who you want to play where.
What I saw yesterday was Robinho and Kaka were playing

Quite honestly, the Portugese Ronaldo would not even see the
bench with this Bras team.

Football / Re: Watch the Brasil game live here
« on: September 04, 2005, 03:02:51 PM »
3 for Adriano, 5 for Bras.

Football / Re: Cameroon defeats Ivory Coast
« on: September 04, 2005, 03:01:58 PM »
Have been lurking.
Quietly excited about getting to Germany, and hoping for a Mexico
like performance come Wednesday, with a little dose of Latas.

Didn't get to see yesterday's game. Did see the goals later in the
evening, but did listen to Colin Murray et al.
BTW, he and his cohortS wrote off Trinidad at the 80th minute,
and were questioning Beenhaker's subs.
Needless to say, they were all screaming in the 85 and 86th minute.

What these folks fail to realize, is what Beenhaker has forgotten
about football, they are yet to grasp

Football / Re: Watch the Brasil game live here
« on: September 04, 2005, 02:33:38 PM »
Roberto Carlos stretchered off, and substituted.

Football / Watch the Brasil game live here
« on: September 04, 2005, 02:17:24 PM »
You guys should download PPlive. Just go to and choose the english version of the website. Once downloaded you start the program and a small floppy disk will show up in the area next to your clock in the bottom right of your screen. You right click this and go up to swich language which puts it into English. Then you right click the disk again and go up to the channel list to select your channel. The Brazil match today will be on CCTV-5. You need WM player 10 to play this. I would advise you to set the buffer on the WM to about 30-40 seconds of content which makes it alot smoother.

Football / Brazil vs Chile
« on: September 04, 2005, 01:47:52 PM »
.... after 40 minutes, Brasil 4 (Juan, Robinho, and Adriano with 2) x Chile 0.

Football / Re: Cameroon defeats Ivory Coast
« on: September 04, 2005, 01:44:15 PM »
I wonder if the Glazer boys were out supporting their boys in WC qualifying?

Among the crowd were Roman Abramovich and Jose Mourinho, owner and coach respectively of English Premiership champions Chelsea, who flew to west Africa by private jet to support dreadlocked Drogba.

Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o promised each player a 2,000-dollar bonus if they won and there was recall for veteran defender Raymond Kalla, who last played for his country at the 2002 World Cup.

Football / TV6 Highlights (not great quality)
« on: September 04, 2005, 04:42:31 AM »

Anyone stay up to see the Panama x CR game?
Panama had 3 chances in the first 15 mins?

Football / Check this out
« on: September 03, 2005, 08:38:33 PM »
If anyone has posted this here before, my apologies.

If not, enjoy!!!

Football / Too funny!
« on: March 31, 2005, 06:01:32 PM »
Does anyone really believe Beenhakker is going to make the difference
and get Trinidad to Germany?

When was the last time that anyone on this board went to Santa Rosa
Regardless of who the trainer is, if you have a goat, he/she cannot run
with thoroughbreds.

Same logic!

Concacaf is Mexico/USA/C.R., and pick your 4th place team, and it ent

This is the 3rd consecutive World Cup qualification we have changed
coaches in mid-stream.

This is too funny!


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