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Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:45:34 PM »
How peeps go blame Moyes when this is still Fergie's team?

Fergie is a smart fella and left because he knew the well was dry

Man U won the title last year largely due to the magic of Van Persie.  A notoriously injury prone player who somehow stayed fit for a long period last season

Rooney has wanted away from Man U since the previous season

They sign a 40 year old to a new contract

You expect to be competitive far less win titles with a midfield of Carrick, Cleverley, a gone thru Fletcher, Ashley Young, etc?

And your defence is Raphael, an aging Evra, a past it and increasingly injury prone Vidic, Ferdinand cyah even make de 1st XI, Jonny Evans is average at best and Phil Jones eh know if he's a defender or midfielder.

The only bright spot is Januzaj.

That is what Fergie left for Moyes....and allyuh blamin him?  Dat eh fair.

Ah can't agree with yuh this time Palos. Even with a well coached youth team yuh could see de game plan. All yuh seeing here is a lot of confusion and players not knowing/understanding their roles. No way Moyes ready to coach a big team. Even if a few of de players aging, no way this roster so bad. How Cleverly all of a sudden so terrible? Role players thrive in an organized environment, and play THEIR roles. Role players don't do so well in pickup ball. I was hoping it would get better, but it looks like the players know their leader doesn't have a clue. I agree the team has overachieved and needs revamping, but Moyes is not up to the task right now.

But there was a game plan.

I wouldn't consider crossing a million times to have RVP and 2 midgets battle giants a plan. Those players are just out there guessing and not even hoping they get help from the bench.  Moyes been looking for offense from his wing backs all year even when they are suffering defensively. I think without a real game plan that has potential adjustments, the players played where they could find space to play the ball to. I would hope that a " game plan " is a bit more extensive than that

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Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: February 09, 2014, 06:21:30 PM »
How peeps go blame Moyes when this is still Fergie's team?

Fergie is a smart fella and left because he knew the well was dry

Man U won the title last year largely due to the magic of Van Persie.  A notoriously injury prone player who somehow stayed fit for a long period last season

Rooney has wanted away from Man U since the previous season

They sign a 40 year old to a new contract

You expect to be competitive far less win titles with a midfield of Carrick, Cleverley, a gone thru Fletcher, Ashley Young, etc?

And your defence is Raphael, an aging Evra, a past it and increasingly injury prone Vidic, Ferdinand cyah even make de 1st XI, Jonny Evans is average at best and Phil Jones eh know if he's a defender or midfielder.

The only bright spot is Januzaj.

That is what Fergie left for Moyes....and allyuh blamin him?  Dat eh fair.

Ah can't agree with yuh this time Palos. Even with a well coached youth team yuh could see de game plan. All yuh seeing here is a lot of confusion and players not knowing/understanding their roles. No way Moyes ready to coach a big team. Even if a few of de players aging, no way this roster so bad. How Cleverly all of a sudden so terrible? Role players thrive in an organized environment, and play THEIR roles. Role players don't do so well in pickup ball. I was hoping it would get better, but it looks like the players know their leader doesn't have a clue. I agree the team has overachieved and needs revamping, but Moyes is not up to the task right now.

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Football / Re: Lies and untruths from the TTFA: Sancho strikes back
« on: January 28, 2014, 06:32:04 PM »
After reading some of these comments, I have to wonder why my ' AVAILABLE balance ' in my bank account.....is always, well, available. I see points on both sides, but I believe de intent of those comments(not sure of the timing) was to influence de public opinion somewhat unfairly  :-\

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Football / Re: Nick DeLeon declines T&T call-up.
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:39:04 PM »
Allyuh feel is community small goal or wha? Possibly large amounts of future income could be riding on dis decision, and man talking bout passion to play for national side? De man never disrespect Trini in any way, words or action, never say he would never play for Trini, why we cyah let de man take he time and figure out a complex situation? Tiresais, why yuh doh go and serve in de army or be a police for free, if de idea of paying bills and feeding yuh family totally irrelevant because of passion, loyalty and excitement when yuh hear Trinidad and Tobago?

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Football / Re: 2013 Secondary Schools Football League Thread.
« on: November 12, 2013, 10:35:37 PM »
As a player all yuh have to do is watch de reaction of de Presentation boys and yuh know it should have been ruled as NO goal. They were basically walking back expecting a freekick or a play on motion from de ref, and reacted like kids being given a surprise gift. Reaction of CIC's bench was in poor taste, which doesn't mean we can't admit Pres probably played better, ref facked up big time on de call, CIC coaches and some players reacted badly, and most comments about it are dripping with obvious bias. That said....on with de festivities

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Football / Re: 2013 Secondary Schools Football League Thread.
« on: November 11, 2013, 10:10:10 AM »
So everybody from CIC is big man family? That attitude is a big reason why over de years a lot of good players have not been around the national teams, and every national youth coach came in and selected his crew. Everything have to be seen with a dotish bias in we country? Clearly stated that the ref had a recent history of bad performances and get marked down, but Coop's wanna compare it to punishment meted out to big man family. Time to get over da village vs city kinda dotish mentality

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Football / Re: Freddy Adu
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:48:00 AM »
Freddy is a very good player technically, but his physical attributes didn't support continued dominance past youth soccer. Very few let's say less than powerful, tiny, not fast players have succeeded in high level pro ball. Suspicion of his true age at younger levels can also be a factor. I think his handlers have done a good job of masking his deficiencies while making as much money as possible.

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Shawn Boney for sure. Not as accurate as Chinnas, but definitely harder

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Football / Re: Flex, tallman, E-man...and that other new "moderator"
« on: April 24, 2013, 09:38:00 PM »
All this action and comes on a board where nearly all de posters going by some jokey name or de other? How much of allyuh really know each other? I guess the mods and techies could know who is behind an alias, but the furor in this thread real surprising. Mango Chow vs Bake and Shark  ???

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Football / Re: U-17: T&T vs Panama Thread (13-Apr-13)
« on: April 13, 2013, 08:52:16 PM »
Them boys still need work, but not playing bad. Definitely need somebody to control de flow from de middle

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Football / Re: The best dribbler in the history of football
« on: March 11, 2013, 09:58:26 PM »
Enzo Francescoli for sure!

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Bakes, ain't no way Sturridge is a better finisher than Suarez. Suarez' conversion rate has a lot to do with the fact that he's likely to shoot from the corner flag, his own six yard box, with 4 defenders in his face, etc. His touch around the goal is a lot more reliable than Sturridge, as should be obvious by the wide range of tools used to finish his goals compared to Sturridge's. I can't agree with yuh. 1-1 game with 2 mins left and an opponent picks up a loose ball in your box, who yuh choosing, Suarez or Sturridge?

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Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: January 15, 2013, 05:30:13 PM »
Cah smother that boss, it came too hard and hit the lower wrist by the joint, that will always bounce out. Maybe if he got it on his fingers it would have been able to push wide or behind. Or flush on the palm where it would of had more cushion. So many things can happen. But in all occasions none of his defenders gave him any cover, they all stood flat footed watching the ball. You will only know the stress when u actually save in a real game, it not that easy as it looks.

I not attacking DeGea eh, I just saying that Gerrard was outside the D on top de box and didn't really get all on that shot. Yes, he may have seen it a bit late because of the challenging defender, but de real top goalkeepers handle that better a high percentage of time. Once yuh hands close to that ball you can take de pace off the ball if yuh not confident of catching and securing, to make sure it doesn't go past you, but it also doesn't rebound too far. I like DeGea as de #1 and he is usually a good shot stopper, but that play is not how top notch international starters do dey thing in my humble opinion

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Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: January 14, 2013, 07:32:34 PM »
It looked to me like he shoulda tried to smother de shot and recover to pounce on it if it was too much to catch initially. He doesn't trust his defenders to follow up and either screen attackers or clear de ball it seems, so he just tries to block some of these shots away from de goal and the rebounds go anywhere. Ah cyah say ah blame him with Evra and Rafael trying to be wingers and reacting late on defense so many times. Still wanna buss Rafael head for dat Everton 4-4 game dat start de problems at de end of last season.

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Football / Re: Bad choice by balotelli.
« on: June 11, 2012, 07:14:16 PM »

Elan.....once you have any angular approach to a goal you are ALWAYS supposed to shoot across the GK's body and put it last post.  Casillas did a poor job of covering his goal, he was supposed to have come out a couple more feet against balo (and he didn't quite do his legendary status any favours on the goal he conceded either) so I wouldn't study too much what you think Casillas was attempting to do.  to me, he was setting himself up for failure, Balotelli spit the bit and didn't use the chance he earned for himself.  Furthermore, the only man close enough to Balotelli for a tap-in wasn't close enough to the goal for a tap-in.  Balo was supposed to plant that ball in the back of the net.

We gonna have to disagree, because I believe Casillas actually did well in that situation. What stopped him from coming out further was that Ballotelli slowed down immensely after charging into the box. If Casillas had come further out then he could have gotten chipped or make the first post available. The ball on the foot of the player will keep the keeper from moving forward.

There are no MUST in soccer, there is shooting at goal and then there is finishing, Ballotelli would have had a shot, but he would not have finished.

I also think that Casillas did well in the situation.. Not always you have to come storming off your line in a 1 v 1 situation... Staying put as Casillas did limited Balotelli to one option, which is to shoot for the far post. If he had committed, Balotelli would have had 3 or 4 options, shoot far post, round the keeper, shoot through legs.... and even possibly a chip.

If you look at the replay, it seems that Balotelli is actually waiting for Casillas to commit to then decide what to do, and when that never happened he look like a deer in the headlights. I think staying at home  put him off.

to answer both of you, in a one-on-one situation, you are suppose to match the attacker's speed so I am not suggesting that he shoulda  come rushing out at Balo, but he still left him too much far post to shoot at and the only 2 ways tp make up for that was for him to shift to his right....and compromise his first post as well....or take a couple steps forward.  That move may have put balotelli off, but against a more seasoned, composed and experienced striker, he was paying the price....or pulling off one HECK of a save like Buffon did yesterday.
Even if Casillas charged Balo, he would not have relinquished all them 3 or 4 options as you described, dinho, (1) going around him puts him to have to deal with all the defenders converging on him (2) I not sure that forwards really see shooting through a 'keeper's legs as a viable "option".  It's just something that happens when they make a poor choice of shooting straight at him and (3) the only way Balo was chipping that ball at an onrushing Casillas was if he made himself small....like he did when Di Natale scored.

Plenty shit yuh talk here Mr. Chow. Obviously yuh wasn't a forward or for that case a goalkeeper

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Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:49:31 PM »
Good luck today guys...........



















Will remind yuh next year when allyuh watching even de group stages. Doh fear, if allyuh slip by Benfica, ah cutarse book in de semis.






In whatever else you get up to on this Champions League Wednesday.  ;D
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Football / Re: Any ideas?
« on: March 23, 2012, 06:32:54 PM »
And also, if yuh is de same Preacher that went Gustine, doh expect to stop playing shit no time soon, even with a strong core!  ;D

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Football / Re: Any ideas?
« on: March 23, 2012, 06:30:48 PM »
Brother man, if yuh looking to feel a lil bit better on de field and not realy do all de hard work to become reasonably fit for your age........try putting in some work on yuh core. Trust mih, de hip flexor advice good too, but jacknifes, planks, hanging leg raises and dem kinda things will help yuh more than yuh would imagine. I'm ah ole man too, and every time ah regularly do a 20 mins of core work and maybe a small low intensity run, I moving like a new soldier. Trust mih, we players home never realize de difference that core strength makes in athletic ability.

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Football / Re: CHELSEA FOREVER! - Home of the Champions!
« on: March 03, 2012, 06:38:24 PM »
Wey big mouth Elan with all he coaching badges? Ah want to hear his professional opinion regarding Chelsea's status! Thanks in advance eh!  ::)

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Football / Re: CHELSEA FOREVER! - Home of the Champions!
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:08:40 AM »
Anybody seen Dinho? Sadist kinda scarce since he was bussin up he mouth before Man U/Ajax. Looks like all yuh jokes bout Europa league coming to an end withde way yuh shit side playing.

Bless

Wait is Europa Legaue you on about......


Elan, shout mih after allyuh 2nd leg game nah. Soon allyuh will be watching champion's league just like Man U.  :beermug:

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Football / Re: CHELSEA FOREVER! - Home of the Champions!
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:52:38 PM »
Anybody seen Dinho? Sadist kinda scarce since he was bussin up he mouth before Man U/Ajax. Looks like all yuh jokes bout Europa league coming to an end withde way yuh shit side playing.

Bless

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Football / Re: Who was better? Kevin Moze or Sean De Silva?
« on: October 31, 2011, 01:13:45 PM »
Palos, unless there was another Mark Jeremie....he is older than Lara and played for Fatima in the early 80's and then went on to play for Howard University. Very skilful player with good vision, and above where Kevin or de silva should be rated. Moze probably was a bit better technically than Desilva, but they both lack athletic ability to dominate the higher levels of the game. DeSilva does seem to take the game more seriously than Moze though. Tallman is right, Garvin was one of the backup keepers and Kevin was a lil too young to make de squad at the time.

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Football / Re: Why is Dwayne De Rosario in the MLS?
« on: October 01, 2011, 03:26:12 PM »
The other youth that went overseas with DeRosario was Paul Stalteri. Plenty looks from foreign teams, but seems he was also branded as good, but possessing nothing special in his arsenal. " nothing special " and " arsenal " just go so easy together eh.   ::)

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Football / Re: Why is Dwayne De Rosario in the MLS?
« on: September 26, 2011, 06:33:12 PM »
DeRosario was looked at as a teenager by AC Milan. Can't remember who de other Canadian kid was that went with him, but he had his looks from foreign teams. Seems he is a good player, but just not good enough for an investment from the big teams. I'm sure what he is being paid in MLS is comparable to what he may make in lower level leagues abroad.

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Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: September 19, 2011, 07:02:15 PM »
Hope some of allyuh realize de porous defence allyuh talking bout is a makeshift one. A young, new GK. 1 defender in his regular starting position(evra). Fletcher in his 2nd game in what seems like a couple yrs. De entire midfield and forward line, except maybe Nani were a little off in terms of touches and sharpness. Not discounting Chelsea's efforts at pressuring de ball, but many, many Man U passes were just inaccurate and mishit. In my opinion both teams had opportunities and the flow was somewhat even..........the thing that stood out to me was that even without leaders like vidic, ferdinand, and giggs on the field, this group looked like they believed even when playing below top form that they would still beat Chelsea. I haven't seen that or gotten that feeling from watching this matchup in quite a few years. I think with a better defensive presence in the middle of the field, Man U will win this league by a wide margin. Chelsea fans better hope for dem 2 african to come back and be the forces they were a few years ago. Without that, allyuh like Tyson after he got knocked to fack out and people stopped fearing him.

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Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: September 12, 2011, 10:24:49 AM »
man talking bout Dzeko as firepower and not even mentioning Berbatov. Berbatov score 4 in a game too and all of a sudden Dzeko is a killa. Men quoting all kinda stats and talking bout Kompany and Lescott and dem when it come to big games. Go ahead and play down the big game experience of Rio, evra, vidic and wait and see these Man City boys when dey meet Barcelona, madrid,and bayern. All these props and they haven't done shit as yet. As soon as Man U start moving de ball faster in de pre-season cup, Man city get disorganized and give up plenty chances. One side know how to be winners and the other want to be winners. 

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Football / Re: The Stretford End- Home of the Champions
« on: September 11, 2011, 10:16:36 AM »
Not much between Man U and Man city right now. I see Man U can definitely play at a faster pace while keeping possession of the ball which is creating quite a few more chances. Phil Jones is a great addition. I can see a lineup like this doing damage at some point this season.

                                                          DeGea


Smalling                                              Ferdinand                        Vidic                    Evra



Nani                               jones                              Anderson                              Young


                                                        Rooney

                                                  Hernandez

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Barbados Game (06-Sept-11)
« on: September 07, 2011, 02:50:31 PM »
Ah vex ah watch dem highlights. Make mih feel like Gally, DeLeon and dem could still play for we national team. As a few of you have noted, yuh really can't get a full sense of de game from highlights, but to me, it really look like a damn fete match. Best of luck to Otto and he boys. I supportin allyuh, but it does really concern mih when ah watch any part of a national team game and get a feeling that I could play out dey. Last thing, ah know de camera was probably in de main stands, but yuh mean to say we couldn't see ONE fan in all de highlights? Wow!

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Football / Re: Which player allyuh woulda like to see in de 06 WC ?
« on: July 27, 2011, 05:32:29 PM »
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:

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This is why yuh have to join a firm and start beatin opposing fans.

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:   I agree, where ah could sign up for dat????

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