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The changing Mr. Jones
« on: September 11, 2013, 05:30:58 AM »
The changing Mr. Jones
By Garth Wattley (T&T Express)

 
Looking through my video archives these last few weeks, I saw time fly before me. On one tape, Zinedine Zidane has nearly a full head of hair and playing in the colours of Bourdeaux, on another, he is fitted in the black stripes of Juventus and then on yet another, he is the bald maestro of Real Madrid, passing the ball to a Luiz Figo who I had just seen wearing the blue and red of Barcelona.

Patrice Evra, who seems to be wearing the red of Manchester United forever, was on one of those tapes too. But this was a younger man, less filled out and wearing the red and white strip of the French club Monaco as they got to the 2004 Champions League final. And then there was Ronaldo, the original one, slim, speedy, wondrous with the ball at his feet, and winning a Cup Winners Cup for Barca.

There was an assortment of others who I saw—Roberto Donadoni, Didier Deschamps, Frank Rijkaard, Antonio Conte, Roberto Di Matteo, Gianfranco Zola—all of them now men on the sidelines, coaching clubs and countries. But just yesterday, they were the stars of the game, the ones winning and losing the titles.

The footage was a reminder of how quickly life can change on us and how fluid the modern game has become, the top players spanning the range of the top clubs of Europe in a matter of years. The career of the modern-day player is like one of those school bags with numerous compartments, each section representing a spell with a different club.

If you looked into just one “compartment,” it would be difficult to appreciate the whole package—the full value of a player’s career. For example, studying the periods that Patrick Vieira and Rivaldo spent at AC Milan, would not at all give you a full appreciation of the players they were. You would have had to see them at Arsenal, in the case of Vieira, and Barcelona in the case of Rivaldo to get the real story.
Glimpsing Kenwyne Jones playing for the Soca Warriors this year, one also gets the sense that he too is moving into a different compartment, another phase of his career.

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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 06:14:47 AM »
I hope sooo...keep it coming jones...
Soca in mih vein, Soca in meh blood
Soca in yuh vein, Soca in blood,
Soca in we vein, Soca in we blood,
It's a heart of love, can't deny soca, cuz its good fuh de soul...
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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 06:30:21 AM »
I haven't seen the goals yet but the way the writer describes the lob to score of Saudi Arabia reminds of the pass to Molino to score in the Gold Cup earlier this year.  I still cyar believe dais de same Jones I cuss for years....thinking bout the pass ah still getting goose bumps.....
"...If yuh clothes tear up
Or yuh shoes burst off,
You could still jump up when music play.
Old lady, young baby, everybody could dingolay...
Dingolay, ay, ay, ay ay,
Dingolay ay, ay, ay..."

RIP Shadow....The legend will live on in music...

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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 06:34:48 AM »
I haven't seen the goals yet but the way the writer describes the lob to score of Saudi Arabia reminds of the pass to Molino to score in the Gold Cup earlier this year.  I still cyar believe dais de same Jones I cuss for years....thinking bout the pass ah still getting goose bumps.....


he always had it in him.....d man could be Drogba-like if he put in d work, unplayable any and every where in the park
I pity the fool....

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Re: Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 06:41:22 AM »
I haven't seen the goals yet but the way the writer describes the lob to score of Saudi Arabia reminds of the pass to Molino to score in the Gold Cup earlier this year.  I still cyar believe dais de same Jones I cuss for years....thinking bout the pass ah still getting goose bumps.....


U ain't see the goals yet? Hmmm I'm disapoint
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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 07:58:39 AM »
I haven't seen the goals yet but the way the writer describes the lob to score of Saudi Arabia reminds of the pass to Molino to score in the Gold Cup earlier this year.  I still cyar believe dais de same Jones I cuss for years....thinking bout the pass ah still getting goose bumps.....


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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 08:38:34 AM »
I haven't seen the goals yet but the way the writer describes the lob to score of Saudi Arabia reminds of the pass to Molino to score in the Gold Cup earlier this year.  I still cyar believe dais de same Jones I cuss for years....thinking bout the pass ah still getting goose bumps.....


U ain't see the goals yet? Hmmm I'm disapointed
Me too actually but she'll smile when she sees them  ;D

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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013, 09:01:52 AM »
clife ah teefin da pic dan!!!

Brownie when yuh see dem goals yuh droppin me mum like ah hot tutu! :rotfl:

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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2013, 11:58:30 AM »
clife ah teefin da pic dan!!!

Brownie when yuh see dem goals yuh droppin me mum like ah hot tutu! :rotfl:
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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2013, 06:53:26 PM »
clife ah teefin da pic dan!!!

Brownie when yuh see dem goals yuh droppin me mum like ah hot tutu! :rotfl:

Buh wha chubble is dis??    ;D
"...If yuh clothes tear up
Or yuh shoes burst off,
You could still jump up when music play.
Old lady, young baby, everybody could dingolay...
Dingolay, ay, ay, ay ay,
Dingolay ay, ay, ay..."

RIP Shadow....The legend will live on in music...

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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2013, 06:53:49 PM »
I haven't seen the goals yet but the way the writer describes the lob to score of Saudi Arabia reminds of the pass to Molino to score in the Gold Cup earlier this year.  I still cyar believe dais de same Jones I cuss for years....thinking bout the pass ah still getting goose bumps.....


U ain't see the goals yet? Hmmm I'm disapoint

Ah busy boss..... :)
« Last Edit: September 11, 2013, 06:55:37 PM by Brownsugar »
"...If yuh clothes tear up
Or yuh shoes burst off,
You could still jump up when music play.
Old lady, young baby, everybody could dingolay...
Dingolay, ay, ay, ay ay,
Dingolay ay, ay, ay..."

RIP Shadow....The legend will live on in music...

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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2013, 07:23:30 PM »
I haven't seen the goals yet but the way the writer describes the lob to score of Saudi Arabia reminds of the pass to Molino to score in the Gold Cup earlier this year.  I still cyar believe dais de same Jones I cuss for years....thinking bout the pass ah still getting goose bumps.....


Look how easy Me Mum going and get replaced.  :D

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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2013, 08:33:03 PM »
He scored 5 goals in his first 50 games for T&T and now he's on 12 from 57. He really had no where to go, but up. Let's hope we see a bit more.

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Re: The changing Mr. Jones
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 09:49:05 AM »
Kenwyne to score twice this weekend vs ManCity..i'm calling it!
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