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Re: The In Memory of Thread (Red, White, & Black)
« Reply #600 on: December 26, 2015, 07:59:13 PM »
 :(  Condolence to the family and friends of  Albert Goddard .... from  Ex SFN er    Soccerman what yrs you played for SFN ? curious

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Re: The In Memory of Thread (Red, White, & Black)
« Reply #602 on: December 27, 2015, 08:58:43 PM »
I was there from U12 in 90 all the way to the senior team in 99. What about you, when were you there?

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Re: The In Memory of Thread (Red, White, & Black)
« Reply #603 on: December 27, 2015, 09:48:41 PM »
RIP to my former St Francois Nationals coach Albert Goddard :'(

Did Albert played for Colts and a small side name Liverpool from up the valley road? RIP. Condolences to the Goddard family.

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Re: The In Memory of Thread (Red, White, & Black)
« Reply #604 on: December 27, 2015, 10:04:50 PM »
RIP to my former St Francois Nationals coach Albert Goddard :'(

Did Albert played for Colts and a small side name Liverpool from up the valley road? RIP. Condolences to the Goddard family.

Yes! I think he played field hockey as well.

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Re: The In Memory of Thread (Red, White, & Black)
« Reply #605 on: December 27, 2015, 10:09:13 PM »
RIP to my former St Francois Nationals coach Albert Goddard :'(

Did Albert played for Colts and a small side name Liverpool from up the valley road? RIP. Condolences to the Goddard family.
  Yes deeks  Albert  goddard played for colts  & liverpool  .... daiz de man self  from belmont valley road

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Re: The In Memory of Thread (Red, White, & Black)
« Reply #606 on: December 27, 2015, 10:31:22 PM »
I was there from U12 in 90 all the way to the senior team in 99. What about you, when were you there?
   played  for the under17's and senior team....middle  70s team

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Re: The In Memory of Thread (Red, White, & Black)
« Reply #607 on: December 27, 2015, 10:40:27 PM »
RIP to my former St Francois Nationals coach Albert Goddard :'(

Did Albert played for Colts and a small side name Liverpool from up the valley road? RIP. Condolences to the Goddard family.
  Yes deeks  Albert  goddard played for colts  & liverpool  .... daiz de man self  from belmont valley road

He was a real nice dude. Was a real strength when he played stopper. One time coming tru the Savannah, I saw him playing field hockey scrimmage game. RIP Albert.

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Re: The In Memory of Thread (Red, White, & Black)
« Reply #608 on: December 27, 2015, 11:01:02 PM »
Absolutely agree   with you there deeks ....... albert  goddard was a real nice person   he was well liked also.....  RIP   Coach

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Re: The In Memory Of Thread (Foreign)
« Reply #609 on: December 28, 2015, 09:30:44 PM »
Is it inappropriate to add Louis Van Gaal to this thread?

As manager of Man United I mean

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« Reply #610 on: December 31, 2015, 11:54:33 AM »
"It is not possible to make successful policy in a state of ignorance or indifference to what goes on in the real world." --- Martin Daly.

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« Reply #611 on: January 04, 2016, 07:59:59 PM »
He still alive but severely incapacitated.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/04/football/football-jean-pierre-adams-coma/index.html

Ex-France player in coma for 33 years

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Re: The In Memory Of Thread (Foreign)
« Reply #612 on: January 05, 2016, 08:07:45 AM »
Dettmar Cramer video.

:cheers: to E-man for finding this.

Although Cramer's legacy is far-reaching ...

If we really think about it, here's a man who had a profound impact on putting two countries (Japan and the US) on the football map. Many of us have seen the consequences, of the seeds Cramer sowed, blossom before us. Just think about the achievement leaps made in both nations in the last three decades. 

RIP!
I had the opportunity to meet him and what an experience that was, very humble and inspiring personality.

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« Reply #613 on: January 18, 2016, 01:22:17 PM »
Veteran Iranian soccer player, coach passes away at 53
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November 30, 1962 - January 18, 2016

Former Iranian soccer player and coach Reza Naddaf Ahadi has lost a bravely fought battle with an acute liver failure, and passed way at the age of 53.

Naddaf Ahadi, who was born on November 30, 1962, in the Iranian capital, died at Iran Mehr Hospital in the northern part of Tehran on Monday morning.

He was admitted to hospital with a severe lung infection and later developed a liver disorder, which sent him into coma.

Naddaf Ahadi was praised for his creativity and bursts of acceleration, and referred to [as] Iran’s Rudi Völler, a former German international soccer player, and a former manager of the German national football team. He won the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Milan, Italy, as a player.

Naddaf Ahadi started his career with Tehran-based Rah Ahan Yazdan Football Club, and featured regularly for the side from 1980 to 1984.

He then moved to Esteghlal Tehran Football Club, and played for the Blues for two years.

Later on, Naddaf Ahadi signed a two-year deal with German football club Rot-Weiss Essen. He returned to Esteghlal Tehran in 1987, and ended his link three years later.

He was a member of the Iran national soccer team, better known as Team Melli, from 1982 to 1984. He had 13 international caps, and scored two goals for Team Melli.

Naddaf Ahadi managed Esteghlal B team, Esteghlal Ahvaz, Aboomoslem, Shahdari Zanjan, Kowsar Lorestan, Paykan and Payam Mashhad soccer teams from 2001 to 2011, when he retired.

He introduced a number of Iranian players, including Vahid Talebloo, Khosro Heydari and Andranik Teymourian, to professional soccer. Teymourian now dons the captain’s armband in Team Melli.
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Re: The In Memory Of Thread (Foreign)
« Reply #614 on: January 18, 2016, 01:40:17 PM »
Former Mountaineer Shadow Sebele Passes Away
By Charlie Healy, WVUSports


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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Former West Virginia University men’s soccer player Abel “Shadow” Sebele tragically passed away on Thursday evening in San Diego.
 
“Our Mountaineer family today mourns the loss of Shadow Sebele,” coach Marlon LeBlanc said. “Shadow will always be remembered for being one of the greatest Mountaineers to ever don the Gold and Blue for our program. However, within the family of our program he will always be remembered as a brother first. We are saddened and shocked by the news we received today, as it was just this past week we were texting as he celebrated his birthday.”
 
Sebele, who was a midfielder for the Mountaineers from 2009-12, was playing for the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League.
 
In his four-year Mountaineer career, Sebele played in 72 games with 67 starts. He scored 14 goals and is second all-time in program history with 25 assists, totaling 53 points.
 
Sebele graduated from WVU in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management.
 
“I speak for everyone in our program when I say that Shadow was just a great human being who loved life and who positively touched the lives of everyone he encountered,” LeBlanc said. “Shadow loved West Virginia University and this soccer program. But most of all he loved the brothers and family he had in this program, and we loved him back just as much.”
 
Sebele was named to the All-Big East Second Team (2010), All-Big East Third Team (2011) and the All-Big East Rookie Team (2009).
 
He led the Mountaineers in assists and points in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Sebele finished the 2010 season with 11 assists, the third-most in a single season in program history. He notched 152 career shots, 56 on-goal, both which ranked in the top six for most in a career in WVU history.
 
Sebele also ranks in the top 10 in team history in matches started (67), career minutes (5,820), penalty kicks (6), multi-assist games (3), game-winning assists [8] and game-winning points (18).
 
A native of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Sebele came to the United States in 2005 where he attended Episcopal High (Va.) on a scholarship and finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 70 goals in 71 games.
 
“Our condolences go out to the Sebele family in Zimbabwe, his host family the Kehlenbrink's at Episcopal High and his high school coach that brought him to the United States from Zimbabwe, Rick Wilcox.”
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« Reply #615 on: January 30, 2016, 03:57:02 AM »
Peter Baker obituary
By Julie Welch, The Guardian.




The footballer Peter Baker, who has died aged 84, was part of Tottenham Hotspur’s Double-winning side of 1960-61, playing right-back in every game of that season bar one. In a side containing world class talents such as Dave Mackay, Danny Blanchflower, Cliff Jones and John White, the name of this cool and unruffled defender was never the first to be reeled off when the Double side was discussed. He was, rather, an essential component of a solid, conventional rearguard in the days when defenders seemed bolted together like table footballers and there were no sprints upfield to provide crosses.

Baker was a tall, quiet, genial man, hugely strong, with great pace and positional sense. As a footballer he just looked the part. “He was bronzed and debonair, like the actor Ron Ely, who played Tarzan in the television series,” recalled Rob White, a long term family friend. “He was a good-looking sporty guy, a man’s man, everything a footballer should be.”

Born in Hampstead, north London, to Edith and George, a commercial traveller, Baker went to Southgate County grammar school and was a schoolboy athletic prodigy at the quarter-mile, javelin and cross country. A keen cricketer, he was also talented enough to play tennis at junior Wimbledon and squash for Middlesex. Later his enthusiasm for taking part in other sports in his free time was such that in the early days of marriage his wife, Linda (nee Burles), threw all his kit and equipment into their driveway after the ruination of one too many Sunday roasts.

As one of only three players in the Double-winning side who were home-produced (the others were his full-back partner Ron Henry and Terry Dyson), Baker cost the club nothing. He joined Spurs as an amateur in 1949 while playing for Enfield, turned professional in late 1952, and made his First Division debut in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland in April 1953. He was no instant success, though. First-choice right back at the time was Alf Ramsey, and even when Ramsey left to manage Ipswich Town the old-stager Charlie Withers was preferred to him. The signing of the giant Maurice Norman, initially to replace Withers, meant Baker had to carry on waiting it out in the reserves. Then an injury to Norman brought Baker into the first team and by the time Norman was fit again Baker had made the position his own. Norman had to switch to centre-half to get back into the side.

When Blanchflower signed for Tottenham in 1954, Baker had already achieved the status of being the club’s longest-serving player. Blanchflower took him to Enfield’s most upmarket restaurant, the Granville, and subjected him to an inquisition about how the club was run.

Baker was to be of further use to the Spurs captain. Blanchflower, nominally a right-sided wing-half but notorious for never doing what anyone expected, would head off upfield, leaving Baker on his own to deal with marauding attackers. Fortunately Baker was up to the task, and it was a familiar sight to see him efficiently shepherding forwards out of the danger zone towards the touchline. He was versatile enough, too, to play in goal once, at Birmingham City in 1959, and even scored a goal in the Double season, at Turf Moor in Tottenham’s 2-4 league defeat by Burnley in April 1961. He then played in the 2-0 win against Leicester City in the 1961 FA Cup final, allowing Spurs to complete what was the first league and cup double of the 20th century. Spurs won the FA Cup the next season too, with Baker in the winning XI that defeated Burnley 3-1, and he was also in the side that won the 1963 European Cup Winners’ Cup in a final in Rotterdam against Atlético Madrid, who were thumped 5-1.

Even into his 30s Baker looked good enough to go on for several years, but the arrival of Cyril Knowles in 1964, followed by an injury, meant an end to his top-flight career. In May 1965, after 342 senior games for Spurs, he left to play for and then coach the South African side Durban United. After retirement he set up a furnishing business in Durban.

Baker and Spurs remained on affectionate terms. After he and his wife eventually returned to England, even in his final years he was a regular traveller to matches at White Hart Lane from his home in nearby Enfield.

He is survived by Linda and by three daughters, Sara, Susan and Diane.
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« Reply #616 on: January 30, 2016, 05:39:48 AM »
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Even into his 30s Baker looked good enough to go on for several years, but the arrival of Cyril Knowles in 1964, followed by an injury, meant an end to his top-flight career. In May 1965, after 342 senior games for Spurs, he left to play for and then coach the South African side Durban United. After retirement he set up a furnishing business in Durban.

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RIP Jimmy Springer
« Reply #617 on: February 29, 2016, 07:39:27 AM »
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SPRINGER: MERVYN Jimmy, former Trinidad and Tobago National footballer, died at the age of 66 on Thursday January 28, 2016 in New Jersey, USA. Son of Fred and Rita Springer nee Walker both deceased. Father of Nicole Selvon. Brother of Anthony, Vanessa and Sonja.

Father in Law of Colin Selvon. Grandfather of Tahj, Tariq, Tshad, Tsyan and Tsamya. Great Grandfather of one. Uncle of Tennah and Jerve. Nephew of Ruth McLean, Frank and Lester Woods, (Thelma,Horace, Lucille, Ermine, Sylvia, Alma an Margaret) deceased. Cousin of the Springers, Dollys, Moores, McLeans, Fletchers, Gilkes,Woods, Henrys, Townsends, Goodings, Amorosos, Grovesnors and many more. Friend of many.

Service celebrating the life of Mervyn Jimmy Springer takes place at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Freeling Street, Tunapuna on Tuesday March 1, 2016 from 4pm.
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« Reply #618 on: February 29, 2016, 04:05:58 PM »
 Sad news........... RiP  Jimmy Springer !!   To his Family and Friends  may the almighty creator give you strength and courage  God bless......... on a side note    Mr jimmy springer was an excellent ball player  and one who stood up for better playing conditions  for his teamates !! 

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Re: RIP Jimmy Springer
« Reply #619 on: March 01, 2016, 06:25:44 AM »

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« Reply #620 on: March 01, 2016, 03:17:17 PM »
RIP Jimmy. The ultimate Rebel. He never backed down.

Back row, from the left: Gerald Figeroux, Dilly Deleon, Bert Grell, Jimmy Springer, Selwyn Murren, Arnim David, Mervyn Crawford
Front row: Buggy Haynes, Lawrence Rondon, Tyrone Delabastide, Gally Cummings, Wilfred Cave.

This maybe the 1970 WC squad. I am not 100% sure
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« Reply #621 on: March 01, 2016, 07:23:53 PM »
RIP Jimmy. The ultimate Rebel. He never backed down.

Back row, from the left: Gerald Figeroux, Dilly Deleon, Bert Grell, Jimmy Springer, Selwyn Murren, Arnim David, Mervyn Crawford
Front row: Buggy Haynes, Lawrence Rondon, Tyrone Delabastide, Gally Cummings, Wilfred Cave.

This maybe the 1970 WC squad. I am not 100% sure
100% correct with the names, Deeks!!! *applause*

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« Reply #622 on: March 01, 2016, 07:51:38 PM »
RIP Jimmy. The ultimate Rebel. He never backed down.

Back row, from the left: Gerald Figeroux, Dilly Deleon, Bert Grell, Jimmy Springer, Selwyn Murren, Arnim David, Mervyn Crawford
Front row: Buggy Haynes, Lawrence Rondon, Tyrone Delabastide, Gally Cummings, Wilfred Cave.

This maybe the 1970 WC squad. I am not 100% sure
100% correct with the names, Deeks!!! *applause*

I was fortunate to see all of these guys play at home, with the exception of Grell . I only saw Bert Grell play in the States when I moved to Washington. Great player(Born the wrong time). Great person. Yes, Sire. All the others I saw played in TT for clubs in minor leagues, TTFA leagues or national teams. Jimmy was an excellent player. Although he was cool, he had a firey temperament. He wanted to be the boss in the mid field. Saw him play in the Oval against Chelsea(Bonetti, Osgood, Hudson, Charlie Cook, etc). Held his own in that game. About a year later he was at loggerheads with TTFA about money after a tour to Venezuela. He never played official football after that. He was a QRC and Maple man. RIP.
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Re: RIP Jimmy Springer
« Reply #623 on: March 02, 2016, 03:30:17 PM »
I believe this was the 1969 team in qualification for the 1970 World Cup. That's a wicked team, but obviously, we did not make it.  This tournament generated the "Burnt Boots' fiasco.  I played a little bit with Jimmy in 1972 for Maple, but around that time, things were going down hill for him.  He was so skillful.  Never saw Bert Grell play in Trinidad, but he was my biggest opposition in the All Stars-Juniors rivalry in Washington, DC. 

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« Reply #624 on: March 02, 2016, 05:06:39 PM »
I believe this was the 1969 team in qualification for the 1970 World Cup. That's a wicked team, but obviously, we did not make it.  This tournament generated the "Burnt Boots' fiasco.

Hello Trev.  I believe this could be the team that played in Costa Rica for the Concacaf nations cup. Deleon was awarded the MVP. I think we ended up 5th in the 6 team tournament. And yes, the aftermath of this tournament was real bachannal. Players criticized the team officials for their exclusiveness. And I think Trevor "burnt boots" Smith sided with the players and was put to the sword by the TTFA on the teams return. After his suspension, his team mates from Harvard cremated his boots at Harvard roundabout and had a "funeral" with a riddum section, "priest", and  "devil's advocate"  up Tragerete Rd to the LaPyrouse cemetery where they buried his  burnt boots. Hence the name "Burnt Boots".

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Re: RIP Jimmy Springer
« Reply #625 on: March 02, 2016, 07:40:59 PM »
That's a funny story Deeks, true old fashioned Trini style lol

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« Reply #626 on: March 02, 2016, 07:51:13 PM »
That's a funny story Deeks, true old fashioned Trini style lol

I eh joking, Breds. Guardian and Express should have pix and stories on that. I did see it on one of them.

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Re: RIP Jimmy Springer
« Reply #627 on: March 02, 2016, 08:03:35 PM »
That's a funny story Deeks, true old fashioned Trini style lol

I eh joking, Breds. Guardian and Express should have pix and stories on that. I did see it on one of them.

Around Xmas, I listened to him recount the story. Doh recall if it was a podcast or a video posted on the forum that I finally got to or on the radio delayed/repeated.
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Re: RIP Jimmy Springer
« Reply #628 on: March 03, 2016, 08:40:13 AM »
Deeks, for some reason I am seeing Trevor Smith's boots hanging on the barb wire on top of Harvard's wall.  After that tournament, TFA ostracized Trevor.  Trevor was my CIC "A" Colts coach in 1969.  I liked him a lot.  His life went into a whirl wind.  After Jimmy's 1971 rebellion against TFA, they made him an outcast.   

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« Reply #629 on: March 03, 2016, 10:04:08 AM »
That's a funny story Deeks, true old fashioned Trini style lol

I eh joking, Breds. Guardian and Express should have pix and stories on that. I did see it on one of them.

I believe you're serious. I just thought the symbolism of the "funeral" with  riddum section, "priest" and "devil's advocate" was funny. It just reminded me of ole time folk days in Trini as you don't see those things anymore.