Monday, August 31, 2009
Any excuse to incorporate Norm MacDonald / Burt Reynolds / Turd Ferguson.
Have a giggle at this.
Well, it appears to be settled. He's a liar.
I've mentioned this on the show a number of times, he isn't picking up our calls / returning messages.
The unfortunate part is that he was such a polite liar. And by that I mean he really sold it. Talking about the future of the squad, potential teammates, qualifying, etc.
Of course we got into the situation with Stephen Hart (essentially saying - he stays, I play). Could this mean Begovic knows that Hart will not be named the permanent coach?...
Or is he just a flat-out liar?
** Thanks for the link to the photo!
PS. That doesn't say Canada on his chest.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Gillingham 1-3 Blackburn Rovers
David Hoilett capped off an impressive full debut with a goal as Blackburn overcame plucky League One Gillingham 3-1 in the Carling Cup second round.
The Canadian teenager was lively throughout and grabbed Rovers' second goal less than a minute after half-time as they eventually eased through to the third round.
David Dunn got the ball rolling in the fifth minute and Hoilett's goal gave Rovers breathing space.
It was breathing space they needed as Simeon Jackson pulled one back from the penalty spot 21 minutes from time, but Morten Gamst Pedersen's corner went in via an unfortunate deflection from Gills skipper Barry Fuller five minutes later to seal the win."
Let's hope Hoilett goes with Canada.
Looks like Ciro Blazevic has announced his squad for a pair of upcoming World Cup Qualifiers (v. Armenia and Turkey).
And a certain goalkeeper is on the list.
Will we get an answer on September 5th?
Keepers: Nemanja Supiæ, Kenan Hasagiæ, Asmir Begovic
Defense: Emir Spahiæ, Dario Damjanoviæ, Adnan Mravac, Sanel Jahiæ, Damir Mirviæ, Boris Pandža, Safet Nadareviæ, Mirko Hrgoviæ
Midfield: Elvir Rahimiæ, Samir Muratoviæ, Semir Štiliæ, Sejad Salihoviæ, Miralem Pjaniæ, Zvjezdan Misimoviæ, Zlatan Bajramoviæ, Senijad Ibrièiæ,Admir Vladaviæ
Forwards: Edin Džeko, Vedad Ibiševiæ, Zlatan Muslimoviæ
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Josh Wagenaar has found a new squad after parting ways with Yoevil Town last season. Wagenaar has moved to the Scottish Premier League and Falkirk. It is a 1 year deal.
Wagenaar is set to now battle for the starting position.
Competition will make Wagenaar a better player, it will also result in a stronger Canadian National team with a goalie performing at a higher level.
Monday, August 3, 2009
David Hoilett scored twice for English football side Blackburn Rovers following his landmark court case to obtain a UK work visa.
Hoilett was present for Rover’s reserve squad as they beat Leigh Genesis away from home. He scored two goals for the club.
The Canadian striker was refused a UK work permit in June this year. His visa application was turned down because he held no Canadian first team international caps.
But he had the decision made by UK immigration authorities overturned after he won a court case that ruled the nineteen year old footballer should be granted a visa.
The player is now expected to start the new season trying to win a first team place in the Blackburn Rovers squad after his move to UK was made permanent.
Hoilett has played the last two seasons in Germany for Kickers Offenbach and FC Pauli Hamburg.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
The Canadian Men's National Team (interim) Head Coach and Technical Director was on Full-Time tonight.
On Asmir Begovic - "I think he's leaning towards Bosnia..."
So the story continues to twist and turn. One month ago, Hart told us he was confident that Begovic would play for Canada.
Three weeks ago, Begovic told us "I don't want to switch..." Tonight, Hart thinks Begovic to Canada isn't happening.
We'll have the show podcast available at 1pm PT - Monday, August 3rd.