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Football / Re: Randy Waldrum Thread
« on: July 21, 2023, 12:27:58 AM »
He coached Nigeria to a draw against Canada. Ever since him and SH were terminated both programs significantly declined.

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: July 09, 2023, 08:45:40 PM »
Did Canada's goalkeeper represent us at the youth level?

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: July 09, 2023, 08:40:07 PM »
Papayo, the US in some trouble now...

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: July 03, 2023, 02:17:26 PM »
I didn't watch the game a 2nd time although they showed lt over late last night but I couldn't stomach going through that again. My honest opinion is the talent is there. I had US friends even texting me during the game saying how good Levi is, first time they really took note of him. Out of possession is where we have the most work to do and not surprising because that's the most challenging part of coaching and it's not an area you can spend two weeks on. In fact it should really be continuously taught from the grassroots level up. Seems like concentration in this department is lacking as we're giving up space too easily, can't be conceding 4 and 6 back to back. We looked like school boys at times.
I truly hope we can assess this area and adjust accordingly. If Eve stays on I hope he can bring an expert in off the ball organization and tactics, the head coach doesn't have to be a specialist in every area.
I like the talent pool and I believe with some structure we can be formidable.

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: July 02, 2023, 06:04:53 PM »
Defensively we're in shambles...

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Football / Re: Women Warriors Thread
« on: June 29, 2023, 12:09:11 PM »
According to sources close to the decision-making, Jones was the favoured choice for the position but made a U-turn at the last minute due to the short preparation time he would have faced in getting the team ready for the qualifiers in September.

:banginghead:

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: June 28, 2023, 10:42:31 PM »
Levi, our best player need the ball at his feet more. I think he should be wide where he'll be more dangerous going to goal. Playing on top with your back to goal can be a lonely place when you're not getting the right service. USA will play him the same way as JA did at center forward where he'll be marked tightly and will be on the ground most times the ball comes his way.
Maybe fitness is the issue but JJ and Molino has a certain level of confidence and poise on the ball that many other lack at the moment. Their maturity stood out in the 2nd half. We need to see more of that from the others.
It was disappointing to see us give up 3 goals that early in the game to our rival. We gave up too much space to our opponents and they took advantage of it.
Our backs are against the wall now, we have to win on Sunday and with the right attitude, discipline and mindset we can do it.
I don't like to blame the coach when I don't know what's going on in the camp but we need to get the right unit out there putting players in positions to play to their strengths.

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: June 14, 2023, 01:53:08 PM »
Per tournament rules, the final roster will be submitted no later than June 14. A player may be replaced on the roster up to 24 hours prior a teamís first match of the group phase, as well as 24 hours after the completion of its group stage competition, in the case of injury. The replacement player must come from the 60-man preliminary rosters.
https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2023/06/callaghan-names-23-player-roster-for-2023-concacaf-gold-cup#:~:text=Per%20tournament%20rules%2C%20the%20final,in%20the%20case%20of%20injury.

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Football / Re: TnT vs Guatemala friendly on June 11th - Chester PA
« on: June 11, 2023, 06:12:43 PM »
Congrats Warriors!

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Football / Re: TnT vs Guatemala friendly on June 11th - Chester PA
« on: June 11, 2023, 04:09:09 PM »
 :beermug:

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Football / Re: Ride on doc, sleep well!
« on: March 02, 2022, 04:05:35 PM »
RIP doc! Fallen Warrior.

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Football / Re: La Liga Thread
« on: February 06, 2022, 10:11:32 PM »
Dani had a goal, an assist and a red card.....he made an impression for sure. Maybe those transfers was the much needed spark that Barca needed to push for top 3. On the flip side, RM vs Granada was a good game as well. They were able to pull though without Benzema and Vinicius. The second half of the season should be entertaining.

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Football / Re: English Premier League (EPL) Thread
« on: January 31, 2022, 09:22:46 AM »
Mason Greenwood's career could be in jeopardy before it really had the chance to take off....let's see how this plays out.

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What about Track & Field / Re: The Deon Lendore Thread
« on: January 11, 2022, 07:59:39 AM »
T&T Olympian Deon Lendore killed in car crash
https://www.guardian.co.tt/news/tt-olympian-deon-lendore-killed-in-car-crash-6.2.1438501.c8c26d17d0

Three-time T&T Olympian Deon Lendore has died in a car accident in Texas.

Just before midnight on Monday, news shocked social media that the T&Tís 2012 Olympic bronze medalist had died.

His event was the 400m sprint. His best time was 44:36.

Lendore represented T&T at three Olympic Games; London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. The highlight of his career was his bronze medal at the London games where he was part of the quartet that won bronze in the event.

Lendore was also a World Championships silver medalist in the same event in 2015. He won three bronze medals in the World Indoor Championships while he was also a 4◊400 bronze medalist at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru in 2019.

Lendoreís success at the highest level surprised few who knew him at the junior level. He had always shown promise. As a junior, he won three silver medals at the Pan Am Junior Championships and a silver at the CAC Games.

He went on to enjoy a flourishing career with Texas A&M University in the NCAA winning the famous Bowerman award in 2014.

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Other Sports / Re: Former F1 Champ Schumacher In Critical Condition
« on: December 13, 2021, 04:27:32 PM »
Never really followed this sport until this year due to all the drama with Hamilton and Verstappen. I guess that was their way to get people like me tuned in. Anyway, yesterday's final race came down to the end with Verstappen just getting the better of Hamilton before the checkered flag. It wasn't without controversy with Hamilton's team filing a protest. Formula one really got the the Hollywood ending with the underdog winning in the end.

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Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« on: December 03, 2021, 01:07:52 PM »
I'm hearing that Tony Harford passed away this morning. I know he did a lot administratively for the North Zone Association, local football and sports in general. I vividly remembered him as a broadcaster on the news. May he RIP!

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Football / Re: Dennis Lawrence Thread
« on: November 22, 2021, 10:26:58 AM »
At the non-business end of the table, Derby is now truly screwed - US investment or not. Less than zero points. Ah doubt the other former Evertonian will join them in the 3rd tier!

Having mentioned Bournemouth in the prior post, I should add Derby's defeat of Bournemouth today (3-2) takes Derby to 0 points. Incredible stuff and certainly a trivia question in the making in a decade or so. It would be a serious story if Derby starts ruffling feathers and ascends the table, clear of the relegation zone.

Sky Sports has mentioned Rooney as a viable candidate for UtD's interim manager position. If he's lured in and leaves it would make for another major obstacle for Derby.

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Football / Re: La Liga Thread
« on: November 08, 2021, 08:43:31 AM »
For all the accolades heaped on Simeone regarding AM's defensive solidity, these capitulations are a bit much. 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3. What a way to squander 2 points.

Although not sure from where the 7 minutes stoppage emerged.
That goal in the dregs is similar to what Barca conceded on Saturday 3-3 tie as well. Aspas is a goal scoring machine in La Liga, he's been consistently doing the heavy lifting for Celta Vigo.
The league's shaping up for some excitement throughout the season, no clear cut front runner yet.

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Other Sports / Re: Cyclists Thread
« on: October 26, 2021, 08:20:26 AM »

NICHOLAS PAUL is the man right now! Wins Silver medal at the World Cycling Championships  :beermug:

https://www.facebook.com/TeamTrinbago/videos/2974731642854846
Niceness :beermug:

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Football / Re: Women Warriors Thread
« on: October 20, 2021, 08:20:20 AM »
Congrats to KJ, all the best!

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Football / Re: CONCACAF News Thread
« on: October 20, 2021, 08:13:05 AM »
There should be no doubts now that this situation could have escalated.
Given what's going on currently, yes it could've took a turn for the worse.

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Football / Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« on: September 21, 2021, 09:29:29 AM »
Wow. That was not justified imo! Even though Levi shoved him near the end of the brawl, that guy was riding Levi's back like a horse. didn't coming close to challenging for the ball. If anything he should've gotten the red and Levi a yellow. I would love to hear the referees assessment on this in the report.
Evidently it is not what was done to him but all about how he reacted.
Agreed. That's why I thought he should've gotten a yellow for the shove (which the guy milked btw) since most players will have some sort of reaction based on the challenge. If Levi said something in addition then the red can be justified. The other player should've had a red card too, don't you think?

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Football / Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« on: September 20, 2021, 03:31:48 PM »
Wow. That was not justified imo! Even though Levi shoved him near the end of the brawl, that guy was riding Levi's back like a horse. didn't coming close to challenging for the ball. If anything he should've gotten the red and Levi a yellow. I would love to hear the referees assessment on this in the report.

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Football / Re: Denoon wants to be recognised by the TTFF
« on: September 13, 2021, 01:53:24 PM »
I enjoyed that interview with Nevick, one thing with him is he keeps it real. No political answers.

What about the constant references to El Jefe?  ;D

He was trying to maintain respect, true rastaman vibes :mackdaddy:

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Football / Re: Denoon wants to be recognised by the TTFF
« on: September 13, 2021, 08:22:50 AM »
I enjoyed that interview with Nevick, one thing with him is he keeps it real. No political answers.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Prefontaine classic. The big face off
« on: August 27, 2021, 03:01:09 PM »
Lots of generational fragility floating around. Naomi Osaka, Sydney McL ...

Do you think the mental health issues these young athletes deal with is primarily because of social media and the access fans have to them?

Seems to turn on (a) what people think about them (b) their view of who they are as individuals (c) some measure of social discomfort and the like.

If the fans and followers are there for resonance and adulation, then it seems consistent that the fans and followers are also a convenient/inconvenient medium/ go-to-audience when folly or difficulty take center stage.

There is also a gendered dynamic and a race and ethnicity component in the mix. Women and "minorities".

Also, elite athletes distill everything through a competitive lens and personal satisfaction. Dahis likely a variable in the potpurri.

A NZ cyclist also succumbed to these challenges after the Olympics. Her Instagram quotes Kurt Cobain --- 🧸💿Ď𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚔 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚍𝚢, 𝙸 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚝í - Kurt Cobain ➳ 🐚☁️.

Probably not a one size fits all reality, but it also seems that social media is a beneficiary of athletes coming of age in a supposedly "non-confrontational" society that abounds with micro-aggressions.

EDIT: So ... anyone who relied on ah ole school "haul yuh arse" seems to have received value without the 21st century social media angst.

Some keys to longevity according to those living it.

Solid points. Just recently someone asked me what I thought of everything surrounding Osaka and I remembered how she seems to be crying in press interviews while speaking about her mental health. While it seems like a new generational thing, within the last couple of years I see more and more athletes are coming out and speaking on it even though they don't go into much detail. I watch a podcast called "I Am Athlete" and former NFL player, Brandon Marshall, is one of the hosts and he is the poster child for speaking up on mental health issues. He is the first one that I can recall who really shed light on the issue on a grand scale from an athletes perspective. Social media can be a blessing and a curse, if I were a professional athlete and used it, I won't read my mentions.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Prefontaine classic. The big face off
« on: August 26, 2021, 12:58:08 PM »
Lots of generational fragility floating around. Naomi Osaka, Sydney McL ...

Do you think the mental health issues these young athletes deal with is primarily because of social media and the access fans have to them?

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Mexico (10-Jul-2021)
« on: August 24, 2021, 06:06:45 PM »
Always some bacchanal between the leadership and players, every tournament is the same story. I wonder why the players and staff can't get paid from the funds we received from playing in the GC?

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What about Track & Field / Re: Prefontaine classic. The big face off
« on: August 24, 2021, 10:15:37 AM »
Richardson got blown away. No competition.

Iz NOW she really going to go and hold ah medi!
Social media had a field day, she was trending all over. Even Majah Hype had a skit.

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I was waiting for Ato to speak about the performance. I know he wasnt going to hold back.
Good for him. It's the sport he's passionate about and was outstanding at the highest levels. He of all people has the cachet to put them on blast. 

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