The Canadian Soccer Association recently announced the appointment of John Herdman as the new Men’s national team coach. What is wrong with this appointment?
Firstly, in order for them to hire Herdman, they fired Octavio Zambrano after he was in the position for 11 months. The CSA came up with some stupid story that he didn’t do a good job when most Canadian fans disagree and feel that this is the best they have seen the Canadian team play for many years. Secondly, John Herdman has been the Canadian Women’s national team coach for the last few years.
Where in the world have you seen this happen in other footballing countries? How does a guy who has made a living coaching women’s football (no offense to women’s football…please ladies, don’t take this the wrong way) have the credentials to coach a men’s national team ??
This is a joke…an absolute disgrace to Canadian football! What about all the other well known Canadian coaches who have done exceptionally well coaching men’s football and deserved the spot? What slap in the face for them!
How does the CSA even justify this appointment? How are we as Canadian football fans supposed to have faith in an organization that just seems to keep fucking things up year after year? How do these idiots in the CSA think this is a good decision? How do they keep their jobs year after year when our world ranking keeps dropping?
We as Canadian football fans are way too nice…too quiet. When are we, the fans, going to stand up and say something? If this happened in any country in Europe fans would be up in arms and it would not happen. It hasn’t happened and will never happen, but for fuck sakes, it happens in Canada.
What a bunch of fucking, incompetent idiots !!
Sid, a sports journalist here in Canada feels the same way I do and he goes off on a solid rant exposing the CSA. Finally, a prominent media personality stands up to the CSA and questions them on their fucked-up decisions.
I wish John Herdman all the luck in the world, but he honestly does not deserve this position. I don’t blame him…I blame the incompetent idiots in the CSA for appointing him.
CSA get your heads out of your asses…what the hell were you thinking ??
Alexis Sanchez has finally been unveiled as a Manchester United player with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to Arsenal as part of the deal.
The Red Devils took to Twitter to confirm the Chilean had signed for the club, with the forward playing “Glory Glory Man United” on the piano.
It is believed Sanchez is now the highest paid player in British football history, pocketing around a stunning £500,000 a week.
He could make his highly-anticipated debut for United in their FA Cup fourth-round encounter with Yeovil on Friday night.
Man Utd 1 vs Man City 0
Solid signing I must say! How United managed to pull this off surprised me. I always thought he would go to Man City.
Picture this…Stoke plays Man United on a Wednesday.
The eager and ready Saido Berahino arrives for the game 24-hours before the team was supposed to leave. In today’s technological age, how does a professional player make such a laughable mistake ??
Berahino…you have just been punked! I cannot stop laughing…lol…brilliant !!
Kurt Zouma, who brilliantly executed the prank, filmed Berahino arriving at the training ground in his match day tracksuit, ready and roaring to play vs Man United. On a day-to-day basis when there are no games, players wear their own clothes to training rather than team gear.
Zouma and company were in hysterics…too funny !!
I must say this is the part I miss most about playing professional football. I was, and still am, a master prankster. I can totally relate to this story…it brings back so many great memories.
A friend of mine sent me this a few days ago and asked me if I have done something like this before ??
My answer…”I wish”!
A keeper scoring a goal doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s a beauty! This keeper scores a cracker of a goal from 65 meters out.
We all know Usain Bolt as the eight-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter, but can he play football?
Borrusia Dortmund apparently thinks he can and are offering him a trial in March 2018.
Bolt, who retired from athletics in August following the World Championships in London, has yet to make a decision on his future away from the track. The Jamaican, an avid Man United supporter, insists he believes he has “a chance” of becoming a professional footballer.
The Bolt tactical play goes like this: Ping the ball over the defense, let Bolt run past them and slot it past the keeper…Goal Usain Bolt !!
On paper, it’s as easy as that, but in reality, can it work?
What do you think? Does he have talent?
This is probably more of a publicity stunt for Dortmund. I’m intrigued though. He is a super athlete and speed kills in football. I would hate to be the defender chasing him all over the park.
Guess we will soon find out if he can transition from the track to professional football…watch this space!
The Video Assistant Referee is a highly-trained match official who is watching the game away from the pitch, safely shut away in a room casting an eagle eye over every piece of play.
When trialed by the Bundesliga, VARs were based externally in Cologne, as opposed to inside the match-day stadium. They communicate with the referee on the field of play via a two-way radio.
The referee must consult VAR. Only then does the process of analysis of an incident begin. The VAR cannot simply review anything it wants during the match.
The referee draws the outline of a TV screen in the air so everybody knows what’s going on and that VAR is set to be used.
They then wait to be told what to do, which sometimes includes going to review a decision themselves on an off-pitch monitor.
With anything new, there will be the expected trials and tribulations, causing some controversy. It will take a bit of time for all football fans to accept it as something needed in football. In other sports like rugby, cricket, ice hockey, and NFL football, VAR has been a huge success. No doubt in my mind it will be successful in football as well.
At least now with VAR, the correct team will win the game instead of the team that dives and/or cheats the most. I hate it when the team that cheats the most wins the game. It’s just wrong on all facets and has gone on for way too long!
In my opinion, VAR should have been implemented years ago. It’s about time FIFA!
When you think of journeymen footballers, the names Nicolas Anelka and Andy Cole may spring to mind. But there is one man who eclipses them all by some distance.
Uruguayan striker Sebastian Abreu (‘El Loco’) has set the Guinness World Record playing for the most professional clubs, signing a deal with the 26th club of his career this week.
The 41-year-old, who made 70 appearances for his country over 16 years, is still going strong after leaving Puerto Montt and will now join Audax Italiano for 2018.
His career has spanned 23 years, taking him to 11 countries and over 30 transfers to various clubs.
Incredible achievement! Congrats goes out to ‘El Loco’!
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