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'Mother of all GAMES' called off.
« on: December 12, 2005, 09:09:16 PM »
'Mother of all GAMES' called off.
By: Kern De Freitas.
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Revised FIFA schedule puts paid to T&T's March 29 friendly.
The much-hyped March 29 friendly clash between Trinidad and Tobago and a high-profile international team in preparation for their World Cup debut will not be played after all.
This came to light after FIFA rescinded the time-frame the 32 qualifiers would have used for their final preparations before the tournament in Germany next June.
Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF) president Oliver Camps explained yesterday that the intended fixture-referred to as "the Mother of all matches" by T&TFF special adviser Jack Warner at a news conference earlier this month-would have to be cancelled as the majority of the "Soca Warriors" would not be able to leave their clubs for national duty at that time.
"What has happened," Camps told the Express yesterday, "is that FIFA have changed up their plans for the window of friendly matches. That was a window for friendly matches where the professional clubs would have had to release players. But FIFA has removed that window and therefore it is no longer open for practice."
Camps speculated the reason for the change may have come about due to complaints of professional clubs concerning players' availability for their matches.
The T&TFF president, however, could not say whether the other scheduled international warm-up date of February 8 would be affected.
Camps also cleared the air on the nine-man T&T contingent that visited Germany for the World Cup draw in Leipzig, Germany, last Friday, which Warner pointed out was the smallest delegation present.
"...There were some complaints about why we had to carry nine people to Germany. We had to have people there to carry out the various tasks. FIFA have outlines, and there are practices in different places and other things, so we have to get plently people to do it," said Camps.
"We didn't just take up people and carry them (to Germany). FIFA requested that we send these people."
He indicated they were finalising where they will be staying during the World Cup and that was one of the things-which also included inspections of the facilities hosting World Cup matches that feature Trinidad and Tobago-that the Soca Warriors' management are currently considering.
"That is one of the things the manager and assistant managers are now looking at, and hotels where they (the team) will be staying. All of that is being measured," said Camps.
Fairy tale Hotel base for Soca Warriors in Germany.
By: Shaun Fuentes.
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National Football Team Head Coach Leo Beenhakker, on Monday, joined the three-man T&T delegation  in Rotenberg as the inspection of venues, training sites and hotels for the Soca Warriors’ 2006 World Cup participation concluded in slightly warmer conditions.
After all, manager Bruce Aanensen and George Joseph along with the team’s designated liaison officer for the World Cup Mark Bos and TTFF Media had to battle it out in temperatures ranging between -3 and -7 degrees since Friday’s draw as they toured the various sites.
On Monday, not only did Beenhakker’s arrival from Austria bring natural warm company but it also appeared to affect the conditions as the T&T home-based team then seemed able to walk around without the use of warm gloves, coats and scarves. And on the penultimate day of the tour visit, several living here said they were confident it would reach a high of 25 degrees celcius by the time the team returns in June.
Beenhakker jetted out to Austria on Saturday to view another site for a training camp which he said will likely be used from the middle of May before the team arrives in Rotenberg to take up a team base at the hotel Wachtelhof which from a first look from the outside appears like some fairy tale-like cottage in the middle of the woods but then on entering, the look is transferred to one of elegance, luxury and friendly feeling unlike the usual buzz of so many big hotels the team may have been accustomed to staying at before.
It’s the perfect setting for the permanent base which the team will take up on arrival in Germany, even as they travel to the designated hotels for their three Group B matches. Situated in the reserved town of Rotenberg, it will take the team approximately one hour by plane, all chartered for business class, to get to Dortmund to face Sweden, Nuremburg for England and then to Manheim where the team will stay at the Dorint Kongress Hotel which requires a one-hr bus drive to the Fritz-Walter- Stadium in Kaiserslautern for the match against Paraguay on June 20. T&T will stay at the Hilton Hotels in Nuremburg and Dortmund for their other two games against England and Sweden. Neither of these hotels can compare with the Wachtelhof where Bayern Munich also camped in 1999 and 2002.
“That’s what we wanted, a really nice and comfortable place for the players,” Beenhakker said.
Hotel director Heiko Kehrstephan assured that his hotel staff would go all out to make T&T’s stay a most comfortable one.
“We are delighted to have the Trinidad and Tobago team here with us for the World Cup and we will ensure that all the needs of the team will me met by our staff. They will definitely have a great stay to look forward to and I can tell you too that the town is also very anxious for them to be here. People are asking for flags and shirts and we know too that you recently signed with Adidas, so those here are very excited about that. We also have some local steel drum groups who want to play when you get here and we intend to make it a comfortable partnership between the German people from here and others who may be around us for the World Cup,” Kehrstephan told TTFF Media.
Aanensen stated that the entire hotel of 38 rooms will taken for use by the T&T team.
Beenhakker also revealed on Monday that he would be traveling to England on Friday to view matches this weekend involving a couple of players eligible of representing T&T and he will continue to monitor others who can play for the “Soca Warriors”.
He hinted that an invitation has come from the Czech Republic Football Federation to play that country in early June leading up to the World Cup. He is also going ahead with plans for a training camp in England at a venue he should have better idea of after this weekend’s trip there which will be followed by another training camp in Austria where a couple more internationals may be lined up before going to Czech Republic. The Austria venue has hosted several teams including the German National Team in the past. Beenhakker’s men will then take up base at the Wachtelhof from around June 4.
Beenhakker also visited the training ground which the players, according to the Dutchman, will use bikes to ride to for their sessions, located  a short distance from the hotel. It comprises of two excellent training fields along with dressing rooms, spas and treatment rooms.
“This definitely has to be the right thing for the players and I can assure you as a team we will make the very best of it,” said the T&T boss.
Germans filming local football.
T&T Newsday Reports.


With the attention of the world on the 32 finalists for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany next year, Trinidad and Tobago will be getting their fair share of publicity, in the build-up to the tournament next June.
During the past two weeks, a trio of Germans — Stefan Ganter, Joachim Loritz and Norbert Edner — was in these shores filming a documentary on the World Cup debutants.
While the TT team will have to show their worth on the football field, the German trio was here to capture video footages of other aspects of the "Land of Steelband and Calypso."
The threesome noted that they were enthralled by the musical talents of Trinidad and Tobago, in particular parang and the work of top local performer Mungal Patasar.
They also noted that, compared to Germany, Trinidad and Tobago is filled with a number of nightclubs and liming spots, as well as a variety of ethnicities.
The group left Trinidad on Sunday but, a day earlier, they were at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima for the Lucozade Sport-sponsored Big Six decider between North East Stars and United Petrotrin.
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Re: 'Mother of all GAMES' called off
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005, 10:44:37 PM »
jack if yuh have nuttin to say try spitting
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 07:54:09 AM »
when will camps and de rest of he band leave de ttff.  dem men like ah disease that holding back football progress in t&t.  Ah go be so happy when dey gone.

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Re: 'Mother of all GAMES' called off.
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005, 10:48:36 AM »
I wonder what channel the doc will be on I want to see it
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005, 11:45:01 AM »
jack if yuh have nuttin to say try spitting

we'll probably understand him better that way.
since ah born or at least circa Copa Caribe

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2005, 11:53:06 AM »
Fellas cud we really blame jack for the game being called off? Put all emotion aside and tink logically, If we were supposed to play country X on March 29. If FIFA decide to cancel dat date for friendly internationals, den the most dat could happen is that we cud probably still play the match but fielding a much weaker team or we can play country X on another date but country X will probably be booked already since country X is suppose to be a big team.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2005, 11:56:23 AM »
Fellas cud we really blame jack for the game being called off? Put all emotion aside and tink logically, If we were supposed to play country X on March 29. If FIFA decide to cancel dat date for friendly internationals, den the most dat could happen is that we cud probably still play the match but fielding a much weaker team or we can play country X on another date but country X will probably be booked already since country X is suppose to be a big team.

ummmmm hello jack iz vice president of fifa. how de arse he didnt know bout fifa rules
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2005, 12:01:58 PM »
Dotishness. Clubs should have no business preventing players from international duty...how often de flickin World Cup does come along? If anything that will help the players push more for de club...ah waiting to see what Mr. VP Jack have tuh say..

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2005, 12:07:06 PM »
Me ain't care about mother of all games. I just want to see my beloved soca warriors play one more time on home soil before they head into the big dance. I sure the schelude can allow us to play a game against a team that not in demand.They ain't have to play a big side. Since we playing Paraguay we could always organise a friendly against Peru, Venezuela or Columbia.

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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2005, 12:09:02 PM »
good point

i rel want one against Jamaica.
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2005, 12:11:49 PM »
morvantman, the article clearly states that the schedule has been revised. Therefore that means that Jack would not have known that FIFA was going to change the schedule.

Grande man, I understand what u saying looking at it from a fan's perspective but this is a multi million dollar indutsry. Dis is big businees, so if I investing in you and I am paying 70, 000 pounds a week, then i want the most i could get out of you. FIFA is who makin d decisions on global football and they makin decisions to seek the best interst of football worldwide although we sometimes dont agree with it.
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2005, 12:14:11 PM »
Me ain't care about mother of all games. I just want to see my beloved soca warriors play one more time on home soil before they head into the big dance. I sure the schelude can allow us to play a game against a team that not in demand.They ain't have to play a big side. Since we playing Paraguay we could always organise a friendly against Peru, Venezuela or Columbia.

I would like tuh see friendlies against dem teams too but if managers eh lettin players go for dat big game they def won't let our team go for these friendlies.
Even teams like Sweden have tuh send their 2nd choice squad to their friendles before the WC because Juventus and Barca and some EPL teams eh giving up their Ibrahimovic and Larsson and dem.

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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2005, 01:07:27 PM »
YES...ITS GONNA COST US TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO SEE THE MAGICIAN AND YORKIE ONE MORE TIME...IN DE FLESH...SAY WHA
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2005, 03:00:22 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2005, 06:31:46 PM »
why marcus does write in caps so??? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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Re: 'Mother of all GAMES' called off.
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2005, 08:45:10 AM »
Fellas cud we really blame jack for the game being called off? Put all emotion aside and tink logically, If we were supposed to play country X on March 29. If FIFA decide to cancel dat date for friendly internationals, den the most dat could happen is that we cud probably still play the match but fielding a much weaker team or we can play country X on another date but country X will probably be booked already since country X is suppose to be a big team.

ummmmm hello jack iz vice president of fifa. how de arse he didnt know bout fifa rules
I'd be curious to find out if any one from the Brazilian federation was talking about the match and if they have any coment to make on this "proposed" match and it's cancellation. We are hearing from the TTFF/Jack side. Just curious.
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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2005, 08:55:31 AM »
I'd be curious to find out if any one from the Brazilian federation was talking about the match and if they have any coment to make on this "proposed" match and it's cancellation. We are hearing from the TTFF/Jack side. Just curious.

Hhmmmmm!!! I'm wondering the same! Tallman might be able to help knowing him!  :thinking:
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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2005, 09:03:27 AM »
Something just not smellin rite in this whole thing. Jack  is the VP. He must have known these things a while now. And I refuse to believe that We cannot have a home game before world cup. That is BS. All the talk about the people's team is a set ah shit talk. This is how they thanking the fans. I real dissappointed in Jack and he weak bag of shithounds called TTFF.
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« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2005, 09:19:11 AM »
I was just curious about how everyone was getting excited about matches with this one and that  one before the draw was announced; and lo and behold, a "fantasy" game is announced and then cancelled. Call me a cynic...  :thinking: :beermug:
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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2005, 10:12:29 AM »
I was just curious about how everyone was getting excited about matches with this one and that  one before the draw was announced; and lo and behold, a "fantasy" game is announced and then cancelled. Call me a cynic...  :thinking: :beermug:



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« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2005, 10:16:46 AM »
alright fellers since the game call off jack could say anything and we have to believe him. WHY?

because the game not playing again. it coulda be ah shyt brasil team that was comming. we will never know

he coulda say it was a world 11 and we woulda have to give him the benifit ah de dout.

iz jack we dealing with here
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« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2005, 10:40:14 AM »
I was just curious about how everyone was getting excited about matches with this one and that  one before the draw was announced; and lo and behold, a "fantasy" game is announced and then cancelled. Call me a cynic...  :thinking: :beermug:



The man creating smoke screen..... allyuh open allyuh eye... the real issue is de ticket allocation... he robbing de ppl of TnT what is rightfully ours to line he and he son pockets
Fantasy match, tickets, travel package... all a smokescreen. Indeed, open allyuh eyes.
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