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ok ppl, i know there has to be at least 1 other college ball fan on here who is interested in doing a bracket tournament.  i created a group thru the ny times. the group is called Soca Warriors (what else) and the code is:


you will have to create a username with the ny times but that is all.  good luck!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Milli Vanilli: the movie
« on: February 15, 2007, 08:01:08 AM »
It's true ... Milli Vanilli to receive Hollywood make-over

Staff and agencies
Thursday February 15, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

   Milli Vanilli
Mime artists ... Milli Vanilli
In recent years such music legends as Ray Charles and Johnny Cash have seen their turbulent lives and times adapted for the big screen. Now another illustrious name can be added to the list: that of the 1980s pop outfit Milli Vanilli.

Universal Pictures is currently developing a film based on the trials of the band's disgraced would-be singers, Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus. Variety magazine reports that Morvan has agreed to collaborate on the project. Pilatus died of a drugs overdose in 1998.

Article continues
The brainchild of German producer Frank Farian, Milli Vanilli went on to become one of the best-selling acts of the late 1980s. But disaster struck them down at the peak of their fame when it was revealed that preening front-men Morvan and Pilatus did not actually sing on their records. Suspicions were first raised in July 1989, when the recording of their song, Girl You Know it's True, stuck during a supposedly live performance at the Lake Compounce theme park in Connecticut. The following year they were stripped of their Grammy for best new artist and dropped by their record label.

The Milli Vanilli movie is to be written and directed by Jeff Nathanson. The film-maker is best known for penning the script for the fact-based crime caper Catch Me If You Can, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as a charismatic scam artist who passes himself off as an airline pilot.

"I've always been fascinated by the notion of fakes and frauds," Nathanson told Variety. "And in this case you had guys who pulled off the ultimate con, selling 30m singles and 11m albums and then becoming the laughing stocks of pop entertainment."

General Discussion / Family fussin' and feudin'
« on: December 15, 2006, 10:20:11 AM »
 I had this on my mind for a long time. Mods, if this is an old topic please feel free to delete.   I just want to get some feedback from board members on their siblings, particularly the relationship they have with them. Has it changed over the years?  Are there any old wounds still open?  Does time heal all wounds?   I think this is a relevant topic what the holidays coming up and all.   Let me hear alyuh thoughts, who knows, this might be a good catharsis for some of us...

Football / New pound note to be introduced at Stamford Bridge on Sunday
« on: December 07, 2006, 10:23:36 PM »
this one is really funny, i think the fine print at the bottom is an excerpt from his new book :rotfl:

General Discussion / School boy bullies
« on: November 20, 2006, 08:31:35 AM »
 When i used to go Pres man used to get 'taxed' by some miscreants from other schools..a lil 5 dollars here etc. it wasn't nutten big and i dont remember man gettin beat down.  these fellars now moving dread.   
this article is in today's Guardian

 School bullying has taken on a violently new dimension as roaming gangs of students are now preying on their peers with weapons and subjecting them to group “beatdowns.”

“School tax” has now been replaced by extremely vehement physical assaults, with robberies of expensive cellphones and electronics replacing demands of money by attackers.

And, many are calling for swift justice for these “schoolboy criminals,” as police officers are being solicited to catch and lock them up.

Two such incidents of this school-on-school violence have made headlines in the media over the past few days.

On Wednesday, Central Division police officers reportedly visited Chaguanas Junior Secondary after pupils from the nearby Senior Comprehensive allegedly stormed into the school and attacked several students with bottles and sticks.

Also last week, teachers at the Arima Government Secondary School demanded police patrols after students reported that they were robbed after leaving the school’s compound.

A letter to the editor published in Thursday’s Guardian, authored by an irate mother of a St Mary’s College student, claimed that: “Hooligans from other schools are targeting CIC students and attacking and robbing them.”

Teachers from Chaguanas Junior Secondary have denied the incident while officials at St Mary’s College refused comment, citing a Ministry of Education policy that all queries from the media be directed to the district supervisor.

The events of robbery, beatings and or bullying, however, were not denied by the school’s administration.

“Some schools may be attempting to protect their reputation by sweeping the matter under the rug but they need to realise that this is not the way to deal with the matter. They need to inform the police so that they can deal with it,” said Clyde Permell, president of the Trinidad & Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA).

“What we are finding is that some people who do these things are travelling in gangs so they feel stronger,” said Permell.

When the Guardian paid a visit to St Mary’s College, Pembroke Street, Port-of-Spain, last Thursday, the school’s security guard kept watch over exiting students from a position obliquely opposite the school.

A student pointed out this was a recent occurrence after a few of his classmates were robbed.

The Form Six student claimed schoolmates were often robbed in the vicinity of the school more than twice a week.

This school term has been “the worst” he added.

“Well the ones who get robbed often are those who are very flashy with their phones.

“Like if they walk outside of the school while on the phone or if their IPods are showing, they get robbed by the time they reach the corner,” he explained.

A victim of a beating by a group of five Tranquility Government Secondary School students, while in Form Two, he, unlike other students, reported the matter to the police and the individuals were “dealt with by the police officers.”

Now the student attackers are often from Belmont Intermediate School or wear plain clothes, he said.

Money is hardly ever part of their demands, he added.

“We have to put a stop to this immediately and the police must get involved and the Ministry of National Security must get involved right now,” said National Parent/ Teacher Association (NPTA) president Zena Ramatali.

“If that is being done then these are criminal acts and these young people need to be counselled in order to get along with their peers from other schools.

“If you are looking at robbing and grievous bodily harm then they should be dealt with by the police,” she said.

Ramatali disagreed, however, with the idea of jail time for these students, instead she lobbied for rehabilitation after and conflict resolution classes before the incidents occur.

“We want the Ministry of Education to strongly implement these values in an education programme in all schools and the health and family life education programme...the current curriculum does not push these as rigorously as we would like,” said Ramatali.

“I think everybody here will have to get involved now the home, the community, the Ministries of Education, Social Development and National Security,” she added.

Permell conversely has called for: “The return of the community police system.”

“If we are serious about protecting our children then we need to return to a system of community policing.”

He added if students were found to be committing crimes: “(Then) definitely these young attackers need to go through the justice system.”


General Discussion / Never see come and see
« on: September 25, 2006, 08:37:30 PM »
 plenty of us living outside T&T now.  some of us are acheiving in all fields of human endeavor. big wuk and ting, two cars in the garage...but i know some of us when we first came, were sort bookieish (sic)  i want to know what is the most never see come see thing you did when you first arrived at wherever you live now??

i have 2- the first one was when i first came on a visit to the states in 91, i was so amazed at the prices of stuff i kept saying 'waay sah' and "oh guuuud" until i made my uncle embarrassed infront of his wife.
   the second one was in the second semester of freshman year of university, almost all the trinis had never see snow before so when a little bit of it fell, we ran outside in thick jackets and take pictures in it lol, the snow must be was barely one inch, you could see the grass still but we didnt care.  the next year it was the next batch of trinis turn to be amazed...and our turn to coast on them.

General Discussion / Abortion law stays
« on: September 21, 2006, 07:30:34 PM »
As a youth man i never gave much thought to these things but now i am wondering if this law is a good idea or not.  it seems that there are alot of teen pregnancies in T&T (i don't have any stats tho). the thing is going to pres i never heard of any convent girls, naps girls etc. who was pregnant (my pardner sister who went senior sec get pregnant but she had the child).  does this law favor the rich who could fly out, get it done and come back?   

Abortion law stays
Public Administration Minister:
Juhel Browne

Thursday, September 21st 2006


Changing the law which bans abortion in Trinidad and Tobago is not, at this time, the best way to deal with "back yard" abortions, says Public Administration and Energy Minister Dr Lenny Saith.

"The solution to the problem, therefore, is not legislative; rather, effective policing of medical practitioners engaged in this illegal activity," Saith declared during yesterday's sitting of the Senate at the Red House in Port of Spain.

"This is the responsibility of the Police Service, also the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago."

He was responding to a question on behalf of Health Minister John Rahael, raised by Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Wade Mark, concerning the issue of back yard abortions.

Rahael, the St Ann's MP in the House of Representatives, did not appear in the Senate to answer Mark's question.

"Under the laws of Trinidad and Tobago, abortion is illegal. It is an offence to procure or cause to procure an abortion," Saith said.

"The Government does not intend to amend the laws governing the practice of abortion in Trinidad and Tobago at this time."

He quoted Sections 56 and 57 of the Offences against the Persons Act that defines any attempt by any woman being with child, who intends to procure her own miscarriage, or anyone who supplies anything towards this intent, as illegal and carries prison terms, upon conviction, of four and two years, respectively.

"Madam President, I want to ask the honourable Minister if he is aware that there are 10,000 abortions every year in this country and whether, for instance, the honourable Minister can indicate to this Parliament why the State, through its security services, has not taken action against the perpetrators of this particular development this Government does not support?" Mark said.

Saith said he was unaware of the 10,000 figure. "I'm sorry the Minister of Health is not here to provide the additional information," he said.

Mark asked Saith whether the Government intends to update the legislation regarding abortion in the not too distant future, while Independent Senator Dana Seetahal said there is research which shows some women have suffered permanent injuries due to what she called some "back street abortions".

Saith again reiterated that the Government, at this time, does not intend to amend the laws governing abortion and the problem is one of enforcement.

Opposition Senator Dr Tim Gopeesingh asked about the Government's position on women seeking abortions who were raped, victims of incest or had pregnancies that endangered their lives. Saith said that question should be referred to Attorney General John Jeremie in a future Senate session.

Other Sports / Salandy wins world title
« on: September 17, 2006, 07:23:05 AM »


Jizelle Salandy,T&T’s women’s champion, stopped Liz Mooney of the United States, who failed to come out for the eighth round of a scheduled ten-round WBC/WBA world championship unification bout for the junior middleweight titles, at Skinner Park in San Fernando, on Friday night.

Salandy, 19, outboxed and outpunched an aggressive Mooney, a 37-year-old mother, over seven rounds, often countering with solid jabs and good right hand punches.

The card, put on by the Unified Promoters Association before one of the best boxing crowd for some time, an estimated 1,500.

The southerners came out to support their girl, and among the spectators were Prime Minister Patrick Manning, His Worship the Mayor of San Fernando Ken Ferguson, former Olympic gold medallist Hasely Crawford, the hierarchy of the TTBBC—Mel Taylor (chairman), Molly Boxhill (secretary), George Hadeed (treasurer)—members of the WBC (Renato van Putten) and WBA (Shivanna Inansingh) who supervised the bout, and several sportsmen in different disciplines.

Mooney, two pounds heavier, started very aggressively, but Salandy was up to it and countered well, slipping and countering with left jabs, that would have cumulative effect later on and solid body punches.

In the second round, Salandy, who pocketed $47,200 (US$7,500) scored a series of combinations, linking jabs and sharp right hand punches to Mooney’s body.

She shook Mooney, who earned $32,000 (US$5,000) with a couple of right uppercuts.

But Mooney was not just on the receiving end. She scored with good shots to the head and continued to press Salandy despite the counter-punching of the young southerner.

In the third round, Salandy continued a winning pattern, but Mooney switched to southpaw stance and caught her with some good left crosses. The change seemed to baffle Salandy,but for only a short time, as in the fourth, when Mooney again switched to southpaw, Salandy handled it more competently.

She never lost her focus and continued her winning tactics of jabbing powerfully and going to the body with her right hand. It was Mooney’s best round and she may have shared it, as both boxers slowed, seeming to assess what had gone on before and deciding how to continue .

After a more searching fifth round, it was obvious that Salandy was scoring more and heavier punches. Mooney’s left eye, the target of Salandy’s left jabs, was swollen and she was obviously out of her depth.

At this point, only failure to last the distance could have stopped Salandy and her confidence was noticeable, as she began dropping her guard and looking casual. Her corner must have bucked her up, because she came out in the following two rounds and pressed home her advantage, scoring freely.

It appeared that Mooney’s corner had thoughts of throwing in the towel as early as the sixth round, but she was a game opponent and continued through the seventh round, Salandy’s best, as she kept up a two-fisted bombardment of the now merely defensive Mooney.

It surprised nobody when her handlers threw in the towel at the end of the round.

Salandy was ecstatic and screamed in delight.

In a short interview in the ring, she said, “I have won it for our country and I thank our Prime Minister for his support and encouragement. I will find him on Monday to thank him personally.”

Salandy has now a record of 13 wins.

Boxu Potts, of Unified Promoters, said Salandy “needs to have about four more bouts to gain some more experience and then we will consider challenging Laila Ali for the super middleweight title.”

That should be a fight worth seeing.

Salandy has had the tenacity and commitment to chase her dream, despite the obstacles that had plagued the start of her career.

She was considered too young to box professionally in T&T and went to Curacao for honorary citizenship to be able to do so. Six years later, she is the best woman boxer in the world in her weight range.

“I always wanted to be the best I can be at a sport that I love and now I am seeing some reward for the work that I do willingly.”

Carlton Adams, brother of the late heavyweight Ancil “Baba” Adams, a T&T boxing champion, presented Salandy with a trophy commemorating the life and career of his brother.

In the other professional bout, over six rounds, T&T’s Scroller Carrington outclassed Guyana’s Chico Walcott.

Carrington had to weather the super aggressive tactics of Walcott in the first round and once she had taken the measure of her opponent, Carrington dominated the bout even when she appeared to have run out of steam in the fifth.

She had already so dominated the bout that Walcott was unable to take advantage of this.

Carrington won a unanimous decision.

Five amateur bouts preceded the professionals.

There was an intriguing bout between the Durgadeen brothers Anderson and Anthony.

Anderson, more aggressive and controlling the centre of the ring, won an unanimous decision.

AMATEURS (Three rounds)

Anderson Durgadeen 80lb outpointed Anthony Durgadeen 80lb.

Duke Brooks 120 lb (Bio Mel) outpointed Phillip Sylvester 119lb (White Eagle).

Nick Boodram 150lb (Fine Line) outpointed Simba Silvester 150lb (White Eagle).

Lee Ann Boodram 117 (Fine Line ) outpointed Liesel Stewart (Revival).

Debbie Cameron 221lb (White Eagle) beat Mariella Walcott 200lb (White Eagle) RSC 1:40 of round 3.


Scroller Carrington 175lb (T&T) outpointed Chico Walcott 175lb (Guy) 6 rounds.

WBC-WBA World Light middleweight unification title.

Ten rounds

Jizelle Salandy 152lb (T&T) won by 8th round TKO over Liz Mooney 154lb (USA).


Jokes / Supplies
« on: September 14, 2006, 07:55:32 PM »
After returning to the building site from purchasing supplies at the local hardware shop, the foreman addressed his workmen and delegated the day's duties.

"Tom, take Jim and Chris down and finish digging out the drainage ditch. Bill, keep running the electricity leads, and Wong, you're in charge of the supplies."

The men went about their designated duties, and it wasn't until some hours later that the foreman realised that the supplies were still in the back of the truck. Not seeing Wong anywhere around, the foreman went in search of his wayward worker.

Just as the foreman had given up hope, Wong jumped out from behind a drum and yelled, "SUPPLIES!"

Football / Bergkamp testimonial. Arsenal vs Ajax
« on: July 22, 2006, 03:03:21 PM »
Did anyone of the europe based forumites catch it??  i am reading about it on BBC 606, apparently legends like cruyff and van basten turned out for the game which arsenal won 2-1.

this is what one of the guys had to say "Great so see Bergkamp get such a good send off. The man deserves it. Both first teams played in the first half, which Ajax won 1-0, and then it was the turn of the legends in the second, including some players who still play like Davids, VDS, Henry, Kanu, Edu, Gio van Bronchorst, Vieira. Henry and Kanu scored the goals. Bergkamp came close in the last minute."

I get this in my email this morning.  lorddd...trinis does make bacchanal out of evrything...

Amid reports of artistes who can't behave ... Sparrow blanked for
TnT Mirror News

Reputed Calypso King of the World Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco)
got the blank from Ministry of Culture to be part of the cultural
contingent which leaves TnT next Monday (June 5) for the World Cup
Finals in Germany.

Sparrow's name was reportedly among the many cultural ambassadors put
forward to represent TnT when the action gets going.

An estimated 9,000 local fans are expected in Germany to see the Soca
Warriors make history in the World Cup appearance.

Insiders told TnT Mirror several factors, including his stage appeal
and material in this era of new-wave soca, worked against the
legendary calypsonian.

The source asked: "When you have to choose between a Kees
(Diffenthaller) and a Sparrow, tell me who has more appeal in these
times on a stage?

"Who has the energy; who shows the discipline on the stage?

"To watch Kees wine and Sparrow wine, who would you really choose?"

He went on: "Do we want to entertain the thousands with Congo Man? Of
course, that's not the message we want to send to the world.

"It may sound harsh but Sparrow no longer has that appeal, especially
for what we want to push in Germany."

... in the group bound
for Germany.

SPARROW ... stage
appeal and material
worked against him.

RIKKI JAI ... makes
good representation.

Sources told Mirror organisers opted for 2006 National Calypso
Monarch Luta, Stalin, and Skatie to represent calypso.

"Stalin is good and still has that appeal," Mirror was told.

"Luta has so much clarity and he represents real kaiso."

Mirror was told that Rose, the vaunted Calypso Queen of the World,
almost didn't make it.

"It's only because of the Tobago politics that she got through," the
source declared.

"When government is choosing, they have to be careful and include
everyone and, so, be politically correct.

"People ask why Kees Diffenthaller but the truth is the young man
also represents the face of TnT."

He defended Rikki Jai's selection over 2006 Chutney Monarch Ramdeen
"Falco" Maharaj and entertainer/businessman Iwer George.

"Rikki Jai has been out there toiling for years.

"He has always represented TnT culturally and makes good

The recently-crowned chutney champ has gone public over his exclusion
from the trip.

"Falco has only just won a title and there was no way he could have
been considered over Rikki Jai."

"As for Iwer George, his presence on a stage is overwhelming, you
can't stop him and that's what we want energy, the passion."

He said when World Cup is over, Trinidad and Tobago should be

"We want real representation in Germany, we don't want artistes who
don't know how to behave, who don't know when to come off stage, who
when you tell them they have 15 minutes to perform they take an hour."

He refused to identify artistes who lack discipline.

"Let's just say reports of greed for booze, food and all-round bad
behaviour is what kayoed a lot of top-notch artistes who otherwise
might have made the cut," the source ended.

Others scheduled to leave TnT for Germany on June 5 are Eagle Boys
Tassa Group, Soca Monarch Shurwayne Winchester, National Panorama
winners Phase 11 Pan Groove, Defence Force Steel Orchestra and
African and East Indian drummers and dancers.

There will also be Carnival costumes and traditional ole mas
characters on display.

General Discussion / How die-hard a fan are you???
« on: April 17, 2006, 09:22:00 PM »
I played some pickup footballwith a fella yesterday, he and i were the only two English speakers on our team, the rest were Mexicans.  He came out in a Chelsea shirt (the old fly emirates one) and I asked him if he supported them. He said he was a MANU fan and that his girl mixed up the teams.   I would never wear a Chelsea/MANU/ Liverpool shirt, my wife knows i support Arsenal, if she buy any other shirt it going back to the store.  Does anyone else feel this way.   I want to hear what ppl have to say.   (by the way we won got so bad the other team walk off the field bawling "ya ya" which would translate as enough already!)

p.s. I have a Mexico shirt but I don't play in it, i go to the store and stuff in it.

General Discussion / Gas war
« on: April 16, 2006, 07:54:23 PM »
I got this forward today so i decided to post it here so ppl could read it.  I don't really believe that these  "execs" send these things but this one makes a bit of sense.  I find ppl on this board dont really talk about serious issues...

GAS WAR - an idea that WILL work

This was originally sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. It ' s worth your consideration.

Join the resistance!!!! I hear we are going to hit close to $4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down? We nee d to take some intelligent, united action. Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.

BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read on and join with us! By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super cheap.  Me too! It is currently $2.79 for regular unleaded in my town. Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the
marketplace..... not sellers. With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

Here's the idea:

For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL. If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers.  It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out at this point.... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people.

I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us sends it to at least ten more (30 x 10 =3D 300) ... and those 300 send it to at lea st ten more (300 x 10 =3D 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers. If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE

Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am, so trust me on this one.)

How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!

I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you?

Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN.


Other Sports / Duke just get mauled by the tigers...
« on: March 23, 2006, 08:41:58 PM »
...of LSU.  62-54.  JJ redick ent play so hot, LSU #12 thomas had a monster of a game.  looks like the field is wide open now...

Football / I don't like to call people 'ugly' but...
« on: March 20, 2006, 09:47:39 PM »
...who r your pics for the ugliest footballers in the game today.  I got this idea from on the Arsenal message board...them buggers have real time on their hands.

Here is the 2006 Premiership ugly first X1

Thu Mar 16, 6:45 PM ET

A former member of Bob Marley's band, The Wailers, has taken his fight for a slice of the reggae great's royalties to a British courtroom.

Aston Barrett, who was Marley's bassist for almost a decade, is suing Universal-Island Records Ltd. for $105 million. His lawsuit was also brought on behalf of his deceased brother, Carlton, who played drums in the band.

Barrett claims he is owed royalties from a 1974 contract with Island as well as earnings from songs he co-wrote with Marley, who died of cancer in 1981.

His lawyer, Stephen Bate, argued Thursday at London's High Court that Aston and his brother were "largely responsible" for providing Marley with a unique sound that brought Jamaican reggae music to an international audience.

The record company tried to have the case thrown out because Barrett had already accepted a settlement.

Marley's widow, Rita, sat at the back of the court. She may testify during the hearing, which is expected to last up to three weeks.

Football / A beat by any other name...
« on: March 08, 2006, 01:46:29 PM »
Just a lil something i found on the uk when u beat a man u could tell him what move u just hit another language ;D

Sprechen sie Fußball?
By Paul Doyle (Guardian)

Wednesday March 8, 2006

"What football-related terms are there in other languages that have no direct equivalent in English?" we asked last week. "Don't the Brazilians have a word for dinking the ball over an opponent's head and dashing around to collect it? And does anyone have a better name for the move PlayStation games refer to as the Marseille turn?"

Time for the Knowledge to make like Lenny Henry on Children in Need night and thank you all for your amazing response. Our inbox was so full of mails from polyglot football afficionados (or fans, as we say in English) that the ads for penis extensions almost got lost. First things first, dozens of you pointed out that the term Brazilians use to describe dinking the ball over an opponent's head and dashing around to collect is chap? ("hat"). That theme is repeated in French and Spanish, where it is known as a sombrero.

The move PlayStation games refer to as the Marseille turn is, apparently, also known in English as the double drag-back, Zidane turn, Maradona turn and, according to earlier computer games, the Rocastle 360. Zidane himself calls it la roulette, which, again, is similar to the Spanish (rul?).

And now for the rest (literal meanings in brackets):

Angličan ("Englishman") - a goal that goes in off a post (thanks to Rod Lambert).
Bundesliga - what Czechs call the mullet hairstyle!
Česka ulička ("Czech alley") - A reverse pass through the opposing defence.

Moses - dribbling between two defenders and into the penalty area (figuratively dividing the Red Sea).
Optimistblikket ("the optimist look") - describes the focused expression on a player's face as he intently watches the trajectory of a shot, suggesting it is going close when in fact it is travelling midles wide.
Pong- from the old Atari game, refers to the practice of knocking the ball around the back to waste time.
T?ler ("toe howler") - a desperate kick with the big toe, lacking elegance, finesse and foresight (thanks to Mikael Colville-Andersen).

Panna ("door or gate") - nutmeg (especially in Surinamese Dutch).
Vuurpijl ("rocket") - a bad attempted clearance whereby the ball is whacked straight up in the air.

Aile de Pigeon ("pigeon's wing") - whereby a player raises the lower half of his leg behind him to sideways flick the ball forwards with his heel (eg Zlatan Ibrahimovich's goal for Sweden against Italy in Euro 2004).
Le Foulard ("scarf") - passing or crossing by bringing one leg behind the other so that legs are crossed (as often tried by Messrs Ronaldo and Cole).
Lanterne rouge ("red lantern") - the team at the bottom of the league.
Le grand pont ("big bridge") - knocking the ball to one side of an opponent and dashing around the other side to collect it.
Le petit pont ("little bridge") - nutmeg.
La roulette - the Marseille turn, double drag-back, Zidane turn, Maradona turn, Rocastle 360, etc.
Le saut de grenouille ("frog's jump") - clasping the ball between both feet and jumping over the outstretched leg of an opponent.

Aufzugsmannschaft or Fahrstuhlmannschaft ("elevator/lift team") - a yoyo-team (i.e. one that keeps getting promoted and relegated).
Anschlusstreffer - the goal that reduces the deficit to one (eg brings the score to 2-1 rather than 2-0).
Angstgegner ("fear-opponent") - a bogey team.
Bauerntrick ("farmer's trick") - the Cruyff turn.
Bauernspitz ('farmer's point') - like the Danish toe-howler, an oafish kick with the tip of the boot.
Blutgraetsche ('blood straddle' ) - sliding tackle that goes through the opposing player.
Ehrentreffer ("honour strike") - consolation goal, also referred to as ergebniskosmetik ("result cosmetics").
Englische Woche ("English week") - a week in which a team plays both at the weekend and in midweek.
Gurkerl ("gherkin") - nutmeg (in Austria).
Kerze ("candle") - a bad attempted clearance whereby the ball is whacked straight up in the air (like the Dutch 'rocket', then).
Notbremse ("emergency brake") - professional foul; when the lsat defender or the goalkeeper brings down a forward to prevent an almost certain goal.
Rote Laterne ( 'red lantern') - the team at the bottom of the league (this theme is also found in France, where the basement-dwellers are known as 'la lanterne rouge'; in both countries, the last carriage on a train has a red light at the back).
Schwalbe ("swallow", as in the bird) - blatant dive (also used in Dutch). Den sterbenden Schwan machen ("to do the dying swan") is also very common.
Tunneln - to do a nutmeg.
Wembleytor ("Wembley goal") - A 'goal' that is awarded even though the ball didn't cross the line. No hard feeelings over 1966, then! (Thanks to Peter Darbyshire)

K?t? ("apron") - nutmeg.

Catenaccio ("door bolt") - a game tactic based on rigid defence and strategic fouls.
Cucchiaio ("spoon") - The chipped penalty into the middle of the goal (as made famous by Czechoslovakia's Anton?Panenka in Euro '76 and regularly repeated by Francesco Totti).
Il Fantasista - the man in the hole behind the front two (whom Italians clearly believe should be a creative type).
Melina - passing the ball sideways in front of the defence to waste time when you are leading.
Zona Cesarini - Injury time (named after Renato Cesarini, who struck a very late winner for Italy against Hungary in 1931).

Boranchi (derived from the Portuguese word "volante", which means "steering wheel") - a holding midfielder.
Jisatsu-ten ("suicide point") = own goal (Thanks to Simon Atkinson)
Rifutingu ("lifting") - keepie-uppies.

PORTUGUESE (including Brazilian):
Artilheiro ("artilleryman") - top scorer.
Brinca-na-areia ("plays in the sand") - said of players who have excellent skills but no end product (thanks to Hugo Carreira).
Ca? ("drinking straw") - nutmeg.
Chap? ("hat") - sombrero, or dink over head and dash around to collect on other side.
Drible da vaca ("cow's dribble") - knocking the ball to one side of an opponent and dashing around the other side to collect it.
Embaixadinhas ("little embassies", possibly derived from verb "baixar", which means 'to lower' or 'let fall') - keepie-uppies.
Frango ("hen/chicken") - originally only applied to when the ball went through the keeper's legs but now the term for any goalkeeping blunder that results in a goal.
Ganhar de virada ("win by turnover") - to come back from behind to win.
Jogador triatlo ("traithlon player") - a player who runs about a lot and has an impressive repertoire of tricks but no end product.
Pedalada - multiple stepover.
Peixinho ("little fish") - diving header
Piscin? ("big swimming pool") - dive.

Armario ("wardrobe") - a burly central defender.
Chalaca - the term used in Peru and elsewhere in South America (though not Chile, as becomes clear below) for an overhead kick. Chalaca is the name given to anyone from Callao, a seaport a few miles from central Lima. During the 50s, the club Sport Boys of Callo employed a string of strikers who were experts at scoring from overhead kicks (thanks to Kevin Thompson).
Chilena - what Chileans calls the overhead kick.
Cola de vaca ("cow's tail") - to stop the ball and change direction.
Chumpigol - a shot from a free-kick that goes through the wall and into the net (especially South American).
Gambeteando ("shrimping") - the term used for long, swerving Maradona-style dribbles.
Gol Ol?ico - A goal scored directly from a corner.
Hacer la cama ("making the bed") - When a player with a defender behind him doesn't jump for a high ball in order to create the impression that the defender has held him down.
Hacer un sombrero ('to make a hat') - dinking the ball over an opponent's head and running around to retrieve it.
Palomita ("little dove") - diving header
Pepinazo ("big cucumber") - powerful long-range shot.
Rabona ("cow's whip") - kicking the ball from behind the other leg (Argentina).
Ca??nel - the nutmeg.
La vaselina - a chip over the goalkeeper's head.
Veronica - a term sometimes used in Spain to describe the Zidane turn/double drag-back (according to Luca Barratti, it's from bull-fighting where some particularly daredevil matadors perform a similar move).

Kuvalisha kanzu ("wearing the a long prayer robe") - sombrero, to dink the ball over an opponent's head and collect it on the other side (thanks to George Ndicu).

Rainbow - the term used in the United States to describe the trick of flicking the ball up with the heel of one foot and instep of the other while running over it so that the ball travels from below/behind you over your head ("or what me and my mates call the Ardiles flick because he did it in Escape to Victory," says Kevin Thomas).
Shoeshine - South African term for running the outside of the boot around a stationary ball, usually to taunt a less skilful opponent (thanks to Patrick Lawlor).

Ogede ("banana") - a curling shot (thanks to Seun Kolawole).

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