Monthly Archives: February 2011

Carling Cup Final winning goal; lack of class from Ferguson

UPDATE: Jack Wilshire mentioned the head slap on his Twitter but Soccernet have indicated they think it was Barry Ferguson. Watch the post-goal celebration closely. At 16 seconds into the video, Birmingham #23, Jean Beausejour, Duncan Ferguson gives the Arsenal … Continue reading

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Attention Southsiders

Can you beat this? Wonder how much time this guys spends getting the placement of his spout just right? Any lower and that guy does not get on TV…

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Cautionary tale?

Here’s a story of an American kid who did well at an elite summer basketball camp, got offered a scholarship to Kentucky and then had it all go sideways. Three years later, he is back at his original school but … Continue reading

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BCPL: Vancouver-Richmond out of the gates

Quick post before I hit the field. Congrats to Richard Hawes (regular MMCB commenter) and Randee Hermus (great add on the girls side) on getting the nod to run to the Van-Rmd U13 boys and girls BCPL teams. Here’s the … Continue reading

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A new low…

Seriously?   And this is in a U20 international (Chile v Ecuador)!

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Goal analysis: Gomez v Inter in Champions League

It always surprises me how paid analysts so often overlook relatively obvious causes of goals and focus on over-simplifications*. Yesterday, it was keeper Julio Cesar who was hung out to dry in the court of public opinion as Inter conceded a … Continue reading

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Improving as coaches via coaching co-operatives

Been mulling something along the lines of continuing education for both volunteer and professional coaches (separate tracks) in the Vancouver area for some time now. Now I read this morning on Richard’s BCSoccerWeb that the Lower Island has taken the … Continue reading

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