…the 2018 World Cup. As Clegg asserts in this article FIFA is unlikely to strip Putinland of the tourney, however. Responding this week after some German politicians called for Russia to be boycotted, Fifa said the 2018 tournament could be a “force for good”. Putin is an international criminal and the head of a rogue . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Russia should NOT be allowed to host…
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In the wake of the Quebec Soccer Federation’s banning of “turbans” on the playing field, FIFA has announced “turbans” can be worn on the field of play. FIFA issued a news release yesterday saying the Canadian Soccer Association should “allow male players in Canada to wear head covers.”
Of course, this wasn’t an issue . . . → Read More: Musings on Canadian Politics: The Quebec Soccer Federation deserves condemnation
Quebec’s Soccer Federation is going into hiding. The names and contact information of its board of directors have been pulled from the federation’s website. They’re refusing to talk to the media. Are they being accused of embezzlement? Did they steal children’s money? No, they’re refusing to allow Sikh kids to wear “turbans” during competitive matches. . . . → Read More: Musings on Canadian Politics: Soccer, Sikhs and multiculturalism in Quebec
…the three party’s on the painfully stupid and obviously racist decision by the Quebec Soccer Federation to disallow the wearing of Sikh Turbans for religious reasons.
From the CPC:
I see no valid reason why kids should be banned from playing soccer because of their religion. If you agree retweet. bit.ly/135yiS4— Bal Gosal, MP (@BalGosal) June . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Compare And Contrast…
Awesome coach training session tonight! Loved it! CRUSHED IT! Some notes: 1) The other coaches were at least 5 yrs younger than me. The majority were 25-35. I guess most guys don’t father a child at 44. Testosterone-challenged woosies. 2) Being one step above sedentary for a year and then, well, doing wind sprints for . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: I may be here tomorrow, but….
Ideology can be a horrible thing. It sinks the brain in a rut, spitting out automatic responses with no regard to critical thought or empirical evidence. This results in a huge resistance to progress. “Change? No! We were right before, so your new option must be wrong! Actually consider the facts and implications? Nope, not . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Don’t Score Kid’s Soccer Games, Commercial Media Be Damned
I’ve been holding back posting this for a few days until my utter anger dissipated. Well, that ain’t really happening… If you are serious about soccer as a career. if you are talented and want to pursue the Beautiful Game as a vocation, then I hope, for your own sake that you are not a . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Soccer in Canada if you have a penis?
…and fine is typical of the corrupt anachronism called FIFA! Like the IOC, it is a cabal of greed and very wealthy individuals who are interested in nothing else but seeing a great sport make as much money for them as possible… even if they have to degrade the Game to so. Christine Sinclair is . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Christine Sinclair’s ludicrous ban…
Olympic soccer bronze medalist and national women’ team Christine Sinclair answers some questions from her fans and Sportsnet.ca host Gerry Dobson. After leading the Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team to a historic bronze Olympics medal during the recent London Olympics, Sincliar was chosen to carry the Canadian flag during the closing ceremony. The seven-time Canadian . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Canadians Hang Out With Soccer Superstar Christine Sinclair (VIDEO)
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Bite me! (10) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
It was with a heavy heart that I learned of Robin van Persie’s move to Old Trafford. My disgust and disappointment would have been tempered if the destination was somewhere other than Manure U (save Chelski and the Spurs, of course), but this was still a dagger in my heart. His refusal to sign a . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Where is the loyalty?
Yup. She just wasn’t chosen. I’m sure that this has nothing to do with her being drunk during the Canada/US match. No siree… nothing at all… (3) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
This is such utter bullshit. Either the fix was in or that ref was just so completely incompetent that it defies imagination. And I know more than a little bit about the game. Tell ya what. If the players or the coach are fined for those justified remarks, I – and I’m sure millions of . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: FIFA sucks… and so does the IOC…
You won that match. Hold your heads high. Your country is damned proud. A comment on the cbc.ca site says it all: Great effort ladies. The only thing missing from that game was a trained referee. Yup. I coulda done better. Might have exploded my heart trying to keep up with your pace, but, meh. . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Way to go, Canada! U rock!
Names have always facinated me. What do they really mean? Or subtly suggest? If anything. Consider these 12 names carrying the hopes of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at the 2012 London Olympics: Kelsey Titmarsh, Canada, Gymnastics Karen Cockburn, Canada, Trampoline Hope Solo, USA, Soccer Sarah Hammer, USA, Cycling Destinee Hooker, USA, . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: London Olympics: 12 Athletes With Very Interesting Names
We all love the Irish. Don’t we? Well, now we should all love them. Or love them some more. So says the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The European football’s governing body has decided to give Irish fans a special award for good behavior during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. UEFA is so impressed . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Irish Fans Win Euro 2012
Walcott!! Leave it to a Gunner to come through!! What a strike!! (3) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
… is whining again. Cristiano Ronaldo was mocked by Denmark fans who chanted Lionel Messi’s name whenever the Portuguese was was on the ball. Photograph: Martin Rose/Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo has had a dig at Lionel Messi after the Portugal international was mocked by Denmark supporters during the 3-2 victory in Lviv on Wednesday night, . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: The Pretty Boy…
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Queen, hockey, Hoedown, shopping and soccer edition! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Oh brother… the world’s fave in-bred family is celebrating something again. Yay. Revellers in London are getting ready for today’s big celebration marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Up to a million people are expected to flock to the banks of the River Thames to witness what promises . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday, er… Saturday, er, SUNDAY miscellany…
I really do. Our local soccer club has cancelled the 2012 season due to a lack of volunteers. 2012 Season Cancelled Dear parents, The Canterbury Soccer Club is a community-based, developmental soccer club that has been run solely by volunteers for the past 35 years. Some years, we have had up to 700 athletes from . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: I hate seeing things like this happen.
Well, he is a Gunner for life for most Arsenal fans… BUT he could be making a short-term re-appearance with the club! Arsène Wenger says that he will use the Christmas period to decide whether to re-sign Club legend Thierry Henry. Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer has been training with the Gunners during the MLS close . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Thierry Henry? As a Gunner again?