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Sancho's twisted love affair.
« on: March 29, 2006, 11:08:44 PM »
Sancho's twisted love affair.
By Lasana Liburd (Express).


In life, one sometimes faces obstacles so illogical that you are unsure whether the correct response is to laugh or cry. One day, you know the bizarre episode would make hilarious dinner conversation-only that day is not yet at hand and you cannot help but feel miserable and frustrated.
Just ask 28-year-old Trinidad and Tobago defender Brent Sancho.
Last weekend, Sancho celebrated a successful outing with England League One team, Gillingham, as they edged promotion hopefuls, Swansea, 1-0 at home. The three points pinched against Swansea added to those gained from their 3-2 win over Brentford was enough for Gillingham to climb five places and four points above the relegation zone.
Sancho played a crucial role for the "Gills" in both fixtures. But, after a happy Saturday evening, the defender will again spend his weekdays wondering if he will be in the squad for their upcoming fixture.
"I expect the unexpected these days," Sancho told the Trinidad Express.
"I honestly don't know (if I will play on Saturday). I was playing well before and then got benched so I won't be counting my chickens." Sancho's inability to hold down a starting place seems to have little to do with his worth on the field although one would think that Gillingham manager Ronnie Jepson could hardly afford such a gamble with the club tottering close to the relegation trapdoor.
But Sancho knows how poorly his employers regard him following a wretched start to 2006. Initially confined to the reserve team, the defender got a lifeline when Gillingham accepted a loan offer for the player by Swansea.
Sancho had already moved to the Wales-based club when the clubs fell out over the fineprint and Gillingham ordered the player to make the five-hour drive back to Kent to play in a meaningless reserve game that same same night. He complied; only to discover, on his return, that the reserve match was cancelled.
If Sancho stifled a laugh, a week later, as Gillingham fell 6-0 away to Bristol City on March 18, he would have only been human. It was the club's seventh straight outing without a win.
Injury and suspension cost Jepson two central defenders for his next fixture and he was down to just his two Trinidad and Tobago stoppers, Ian Cox and Sancho. They both started on March 21 and Sancho scored at the right end, after just nine minutes, as Gillingham pulled off a 3-2 win over Brentford.
"It was an unbelievable feeling," said Sancho, as he recalled the euphoria of his headed goal. "I went crazy and the fans were singing my name." Cox and Sancho started again on March 25 as Gillingham recorded its first clean sheet since January 14 in a 1-0 win over Swansea. The last time the club won on successive weekends was last August.
In the Swansea match program, Gillingham chairman Paul Scally congratulated the player on his performance against Brentford and offered him best wishes for the June World Cup.
It was a big turnaround by Scally, who vowed that Sancho would never play for Gillingham again after he left to represent Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cup Play Off against Bahrain without the club's blessing last November.
Perversely, Sancho insisted that he was still in love with Gillingham because of the unwavering support of its fans.
"If it wasn't for the support from the fans," he said, "and my family, friends, teammates and agent, I don't know how I would have gotten through this period.
"I think all the trials have made me a stronger person on and off the pitch." Jepson, who has not made any public pronouncements on the player, still has to show that the love is requited.
Sancho joined Gillingham from relegated Scotland Premier League team Dundee last August under then boss Neale Cooper. Jepson, Cooper's assistant, inherited the managerial position when Cooper resigned last November.
Although Sancho is desperate to do well this June at the World Cup in Germany, he also wants to sort out his club career by the summer and hopes to fulfill his immediate ambitions with Gillingham.
"My target is to play and start for Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cup," he said, "and also to play in the remaining games for Gillingham this season and help them to safety." Hopefully, Jepson will give him the opportunity.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2006, 03:52:02 PM by Flex »
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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006, 11:10:27 PM »
That coach is a moron...
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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2006, 11:18:13 PM »
Sancho's twisted love affair
By Lasana Liburd (Trinidad Express)


In life, one sometimes faces obstacles so illogical that you are unsure whether the correct response is to laugh or cry.

One day, you know the bizarre episode would make hilarious dinner conversation-only that day is not yet at hand and you cannot help but feel miserable and frustrated.

Just ask 28-year-old Trinidad and Tobago defender Brent Sancho.

Last weekend, Sancho celebrated a successful outing with England League One team, Gillingham, as they edged promotion hopefuls, Swansea, 1-0 at home. The three points pinched against Swansea added to those gained from their 3-2 win over Brentford was enough for Gillingham to climb five places and four points above the relegation zone.

Sancho played a crucial role for the "Gulls" in both fixtures. But, after a happy Saturday evening, the defender will again spend his weekdays wondering if he will be in the squad for their upcoming fixture.

"I expect the unexpected these days," Sancho told the Trinidad Express.

"I honestly don't know (if I will play on Saturday). I was playing well before and then got benched so I won't be counting my chickens." Sancho's inability to hold down a starting place seems to have little to do with his worth on the field although one would think that Gillingham manager Ronnie Jepson could hardly afford such a gamble with the club tottering close to the relegation trapdoor.

But Sancho knows how poorly his employers regard him following a wretched start to 2006. Initially confined to the reserve team, the defender got a lifeline when Gillingham accepted a loan offer for the player by Swansea.

Sancho had already moved to the Wales-based club when the clubs fell out over the fineprint and Gillingham ordered the player to make the five-hour drive back to Kent to play in a meaningless reserve game that same same night. He complied; only to discover, on his return, that the reserve match was cancelled.

If Sancho stifled a laugh, a week later, as Gillingham fell 6-0 away to Bristol City on March 18, he would have only been human. It was the club's seventh straight outing without a win.

Injury and suspension cost Jepson two central defenders for his next fixture and he was down to just his two Trinidad and Tobago stoppers, Ian Cox and Sancho. They both started on March 21 and Sancho scored at the right end, after just nine minutes, as Gillingham pulled off a 3-2 win over Brentford.

"It was an unbelievable feeling," said Sancho, as he recalled the euphoria of his headed goal. "I went crazy and the fans were singing my name." Cox and Sancho started again on March 25 as Gillingham recorded its first clean sheet since January 14 in a 1-0 win over Swansea. The last time the club won on successive weekends was last August.

In the Swansea match program, Gillingham chairman Paul Scally congratulated the player on his performance against Brentford and offered him best wishes for the June World Cup.

It was a big turnaround by Scally, who vowed that Sancho would never play for Gillingham again after he left to represent Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cup Play Off against Bahrain without the club's blessing last November.

Perversely, Sancho insisted that he was still in love with Gillingham because of the unwavering support of its fans.

"If it wasn't for the support from the fans," he said, "and my family, friends, teammates and agent, I don't know how I would have gotten through this period.

"I think all the trials have made me a stronger person on and off the pitch." Jepson, who has not made any public pronouncements on the player, still has to show that the love is requited.

Sancho joined Gillingham from relegated Scotland Premier League team Dundee last August under then boss Neale Cooper. Jepson, Cooper's assistant, inherited the managerial position when Cooper resigned last November.

Although Sancho is desperate to do well this June at the World Cup in Germany, he also wants to sort out his club career by the summer and hopes to fulfill his immediate ambitions with Gillingham.

"My target is to play and start for Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cup," he said, "and also to play in the remaining games for Gillingham this season and help them to safety." Hopefully, Jepson will give him the opportunity.

Now is not the time for this kind of news. I really hope he catch himself and cement a spot on the starting line up. Confidence is key!! I hope is not an evil attempt by the coaching staff to keep him down just before the WC. Hopefully it is not! Go Sancho, we supporting you lad.

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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair.
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2006, 09:42:20 AM »
i honestly never thought a coach cud be such an ass unitl i read this saga

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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair.
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2006, 10:00:55 AM »
sancho keep yuh head up and jus do yuh ting...they cant keep yuh down
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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair.
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2006, 10:36:09 AM »
I thought i was about to read something about Sancho bulling 2 women at once. carry on
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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair.
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2006, 10:38:41 AM »
it happens all the time , i dealt with it on natinal youth teams , the coach said i would never play for him again , i was too young to believe him and i was still called for trainning until the assitant coach told me he was not going to pick me to tour because of what he said the last tour even through i was the top striker so i feel for sancho. but as they say god doh sleep

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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair.
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2006, 12:11:08 PM »
I thought i was about to read something about Sancho bulling 2 women at once. carry on

lol :rotfl: thanks for the laugh Carib...and ease off the Internet porn

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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair.
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2006, 08:08:12 PM »
Sancho made the same mistake B Rahim made, T&T players have to realize that they can't just jump up and go home and play for T&T just because the coach tell them to come and play unless they want to be playing for Joe public it will be in there best intrest that they listen to the clubs.

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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair.
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2006, 08:15:53 PM »
Don't worry Sancho you will make it .Show your warrior spirit to that dumb coach!

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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair.
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2006, 04:20:50 AM »
Sancho made the same mistake B Rahim made, T&T players have to realize that they can't just jump up and go home and play for T&T just because the coach tell them to come and play unless they want to be playing for Joe public it will be in there best intrest that they listen to the clubs.


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Re: Sancho's twisted love affair.
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2006, 10:55:44 AM »
me eh know why he eh bark the coach ah hard slap


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