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Football / Re: What y'all think of Freddy Adu
« on: June 22, 2005, 07:27:13 AM »
Adu is a very talented player.  However, the decision to have him play in the MLS at such an early age will not serve him well and will ultimately lead to him developing into an average player.  He should have taken the offer to go to italy, or sought one out in England, Spain, or  Holland, where he would have gain experience playing reserve football until 17.  He would have developed into a huge star then.

NC, I have to agree with you hands down, ADU has great potential but MLS in a way sees him as a cash cow and marketting gimmick. When Rooney was at Everton, David Moyes gradually brought Rooney into the team after playing with the youth team and in the reserves, Cesc Farbregas was the same with Wenger. Exposing Adu to players much his senior I think will hinder his development and the systems employed by European clubs WRT youth players would have assisted Adu's development. Holland, France, Italy and England also have great youth systems at their clubs where they can nurture raw talent (which Adu has an abundance) into world class players.

General Discussion / Re: Carnival Postponed for Girl in Aruba
« on: June 16, 2005, 09:33:48 AM »
Whilst I totally agree it is a very sad situation, I'm currently in Curacao on a project and often go to Aruba also. If it was a local girl from Aruba, carnival would not have been postponed and the three suspects (one, the son of a judge and the two others, brothers, son of a very prominent businessman) would have already been released and very little would have come of the investigation. Because it's an American girl, justice will be served as soon as possible, it's very sad from all angles.

Football / Re: MAN U Eyes Owen
« on: June 13, 2005, 10:25:37 AM »
Dey could eye all de forwards dey want.  Dey still endin up Trophyless like dis season anyway unless dey buy a good keeper and good defenders.  Even den....dey eh bong to get a trophy.  Well...dey MIGHT win a League Cup IF dey play all dey best players and de opposition rest theirs.


Palos, TOTALLY agree with you, even though they got Van Der Sar, I don't see them winning anything this season, in fact I see them struggling to get a UCL spot. They still have some pedigree but to match Chelsea and Arsenal will prove to difficult to do. Fergie has become too arrogant and no longer brings out the best of his players.

Football / Re: MAN U Eyes Owen
« on: June 13, 2005, 10:12:38 AM »
To some extent I agree that Fergie only keeps 'some' strikers for a while. As far as I'm concerned Fergie is past his best. Owen, they have Smith, Louis Saha, Van Nistellrooij. Bring Owen to do what? He didn't give Forlan a real chance, Forlan mash up La Liga. He should be looking for a creative midfielder as Keane & Scholes seem to be lacking something these days. Van the man is a phenomenal striker and it seems Fergie wants to make the man a bench warmer, because I heard the comment when he spoke about Rooney & Owen together.


I kinda have mixed feelings on Sealy.
I not sure if calling him back will cause him to lose his spot on the team....especially since he new and young.
Getting playing time is crucial for him to develop so maybe just giving him a little more time might be good.  I do think having him in the Gold Cup squad woulda be good for him so I not sure what their reason for not calling him is.

When he did play he wasn't exactly showing much speed.
His style remind me of Stern and Dwight...a younger version.

For those who see him what yuh think?

Quetion, do you guys know if MLS games will still be going while the Gold Cup is playing?

I cannot comprehend how Scott Sealy could not be selected and Glasgow and Sam are there. That's a bit baffling considering he's getting regular playing time and having some pretty good matches from the MLS games and highlights I've seen on FSC.

Football / Re: Players who need to sweat in the Gold Cup
« on: June 09, 2005, 02:27:06 PM »
Andre Boucaud
Silvio Spann
Jason Scotland
Colin Samuel
Ricky Shakes
Scott Sealey
Jason Norville

I agree with you excpet for Ricky Shakes & Evans Wise. Ricky just doesn't have what it takes and no way Evans Wise could fit into our new disciplined approach, he's just not cut out for that just for small goal in the savannah. We need some forward options to boost the team, when Stern was dropped at Coventry for a few games, he came back banging, maybe we need to give Glen, Sealy or Scotland a chance. I think we need increased competiton for the forward position particulary for Stern to bring out his best.

Football / Re: Jloyd Samuel-Represented England?
« on: June 09, 2005, 02:06:57 PM »

good point sir very good point me and rodney could agree witht that.Aye and how you know id grandmother is trini by the way boss you get every thing on this site according to Tiger

I read that on a few site, the site readily that comes to mind is socawarriors.net  Craig Rocastle, nephew of David Rocastle of Arsenal (if you're a Gunners fan like I am) also has a Trini connection, but I personally don't rate him, Carlos, Birchall, Fitzpatrick and the rest are better than him. I just wish the ministry of national security could be a little more flexible.
Anyway this is their quote.

A senior T&T team official said that constant networking in the United Kingdom and Unites States has resulted in the discovery of players such as Shakes, Andre Boucaud, Ian Cox and Bobby Zamora.
"We have set up an extensive network in the United Kingdom and the US to identify and monitor any player who may be eligible to play for T&T. Part of our network includes people like Ronnie Mauge, Graham Taylor and senior players like Stern John who brought Ricky Shakes to our attention. In the US people like Alvin Corneal have given us important advice on players.” he told TTFF Media.
“You will recall that the Coach made it very clear from the beginning that he was opening up the team to anybody with a Trinidad and Tobago passport .We have since developed a comprehensive data-base and we have investigated many players in accordance with the Coach's policy.”
He explained that because of T&T laws though, some players like Wigan Athletic striker Nathan Ellington and Hibernian midfielder Craig Rocastle are ineligible.
“Some like Andre Boucaud are eligible while others are not. While FIFA accepts someone using their grandparents to obtain the citizenship of a country, the laws in each country ultimately determines who can become a citizen. Trinidad and Tobago law only recognizes parents, not grandparents. In some countries the laws are different and citizenship is easily available for persons who can contribute to national progress in whatever field.

Football / Re: Jloyd Samuel-Represented England?
« on: June 09, 2005, 01:15:42 PM »
TriniMassive, I have to agree with you, a player in Zamora's or Samuel's position will more lilkely be suaded by Beenhakker as opposed to BSC or Fervier or even Porterfield. I'm working with several Dutch nationals here in Curacao and Beenie is well respected in Europe and the Ducth press following his progress and that of the team. Also, I think T&T has some outdated laws concerning residency & citizenship. Imagine I can gain British citizenship because my grandfather was born in England before migrating to St. Vincent and my parents from St. Vincent to Trinidad. Point is, men like Ellington can't play for T&T although he has a Trini grandmother. If it was reversed he would be eligible to play for England, USA, Jamaica or most other countries. Also most other countries have clauses that allow people to become citizens if it is in national interest, just look at the U.S.

Football / Re: Jloyd Samuel-Represented England?
« on: June 09, 2005, 12:44:18 PM »
As far as i know, the FIFA rule is that you can switch countries you play UNLESS IT IS IN A FIFA TOURNAMENT, eg WCQ, Gold Cups etc etc.
Friendlies dont count, although they are FIFA sanctioned, it is not a tournament.

What too too you talking now??

Allyuh men does open allyuh mouth and don't check de rules at all.

they right here   www.fifa.com

you can only switch if you have played at youth level... you cannot switch allegiance once you played at senior level and only do so before turning age 21... Friendly games COUNT

Bro, that's just part of the rule if you look at the entirety of Article 15 in the FIFA statues

Article 15

1 Any person holding the nationality of a country is eligible to play for the representative teams of the Association of his country. The Executive Committee shall decide on the conditions of eligibility for any Player who assumes a new nationality and for whom par. 3 of this article does not apply, or for any Player who would, in principle, be eligible to play for the teams of more than one Association due to his nationality.

2 As a general rule, any Player who has already represented one Association (either in full or in part) in an official competition of any category may not play an international match with another Association team.

3 If a Player has more than one nationality, or if a Player acquires a new nationality, or if the Player is eligible to play for several Association teams due to his nationality, the following exceptions apply:

(a) Up to his 21st birthday, a player may only once request changing the Association for which he is eligible to play international matches.

A Player may exercise this right to change Associations only if he has not played at “A" international level for his current Association and if at the time of his first full or partial appearance in an international match in an official competition of any other category, he already had such nationalities.

Changing Associations is not permitted during the preliminary competition of a FIFA competition, continental championship or Olympic Tournaments if a player has already been fielded in a match of one of these competitions.

(b) Any Player who has already acquired eligibility to play for one

Association but has another nationality imposed upon him by a government authority, is also entitled to change associations.

This provision is not subject to any age limits.

4 Any Player who wishes to exercise this right to change Associations shall submit a written and substantiated request to the FIFA general secretariat. After submitting the request, the Player is no longer qualified to play for his current Association’s team. The Players’

Status Committee shall decide on the request. The committee’s decision may be brought before the Appeal Committee. The Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players contain more detailed provisions.

5 Any Players who have already had their 21st birthday at the time of implementation of these provisions and who fulfill the requirements in par. 3 (a) are also entitled to submit such a request to change Associations. This entitlement will expire definitively twelve months after implementation of this provision.

The FIFA statues Re: eligibilty can be vague but a game considered "A" level game will not have 8 substitutions. The Sweeden v Engalnd game we're talking about was not considered "A" level game. Also the rules were recently changed again. Freddy Kanoute is over 21 years old and the news rules allowed him to play for Mali although he played for several French youth teams.

Football / Re: Jloyd Samuel-Represented England?
« on: June 09, 2005, 09:34:57 AM »
Although Jloyd Samule reprsented England at senior level it was not a FIFA sanctioned game and he is therefore still eligible to reprsent T&T. However I highly doubt he would make such a move as he'll still hold out for call up for the England squad, his agents & Aston Villa will no doubt pound this into his head. Bobby Zamora is also still eligible but as he's back in the Prem with West Ham, he too would give us a look. I don't know if I'd want any Johnny come lately on the team WHEN we qualify. Even if T&T gets 4th, I think we can beat Kuwait, Bharain or Uzbekistan.

Football / Re: T&T vs Mexico Thread.
« on: June 08, 2005, 04:11:15 PM »
Guys, I'm very new to this board but THANK YOU. I'm in Curacao and wondering how I was going to see the game, thanks to you guys I know I can see it on TELEMUNDO. It will be in Spanish but who cares, my Spanish isn't that bad. Go Soca Warriors. I'll be wearing my T&T shirt while watching the game.

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