Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Exhibition Games

Please post any exhibition games you know about in the comments.

126 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ukraine vs. Norway
Sunday, February 24th @ 4:00PM

Anonymous said...

ukraine vs. serbia
this saturday at 5

Anonymous said...

Laos vs. Ukraine
10 on monday

tu pac said...

ukraine is going down.

Anonymous said...

Laos vs. Nigeria Sunday March 2 @ 10

Anonymous said...

laos va ukraine should be a good game
so will laos and nigeria thats if they dont play cheap like the lasttime laos played them in a ex game ... i swear nigeria wins there going to be cocky about it lol like they where at the group picking.. they where cocky to laos and look how laos did lol nigeria i didnt make it to the next round i hate nigeria

Anonymous said...

i dont like dem to as soon as laos made it to the next round the jump on the laos ship

Anonymous said...

cmon nigeria hater, don't be such a meanie.

if you're not confident going in, you don't stand much of a chance.

laos and nigeria are good teams,
they're confident, and it should be a good game.

Anonymous said...

What have been some of the scores of the exhibition games?

Anonymous said...

the only ones i know of are:

laos 4 greece 2
ukraine 2 norway 2
laos 2 ukraine 3

Anonymous said...

laos beat chilli 5-1

Anonymous said...

i heard laos didnt have all there players there same as ukraine still was a good games big up to laos and ukraine

Anonymous said...

laos beat nigeria 6-1

Anonymous said...

ukraine plays nigeria at 5 and northern ireland at 7 on sunday

Anonymous said...

March 2, 2008......N. Ireland 3, Italy 2

Anonymous said...

n ireland lol won a game? yea right

Anonymous said...

ukraine beat nigeria 8(9?)-0

ukraine beat n ireland 5(4?)-1

N ireland is a lot better than they were last year. they got a lot younger.

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha ha alot better hey we will c about that if they dont have a good keeper it doesnt mattter about who they have

Anonymous said...

dear person who thinks it's hilarious that N ireland will be a lot better,

They are younger, they have a better keeper, and they've played well so far. And they were close to dead last last year. They are already a lot better, and will be tougher to beat this year.

Anonymous said...

look like ukriane is doing pretty good so far...looks like they have a contending team this year

Anonymous said...

ukraine is looking not bad but you gotta remember they have all there players showing up for the games where as most teams only have 2/3 of there team at the games.

Anonymous said...

Just a little info...Ukraine doesn't have all of thier players showing up.

Anonymous said...

Just a little note all there players are prem players . just like rep ireland

Anonymous said...

uh...no they aren't.

And what's your point? If teams can get good players meet nationality requirements and play in premier, why wouldn't they?

Anonymous said...

whats bad about having lots of premier players? don't you want good players on your team?

Premier player said...

The problem with having lots of premier players on just a couple of teams is competition. If 2 or 3 teams have all the good players, the rest of the teams won't bother joining. Most teams and players want to have at least a chance to win. Part of the interest with the World Cup is that it isn't just a bunch of Premier teams beating up on weaker teams and players. I would guess and hope the idea is to have a bunch of equal teams representing different countries. Some Premier players playing with Div 2 and 3 players to make up a team. Unfortunately, teams have been able to "stack" some of their teams with top calibre players. Once one teams does it, other teams want to do it to compete. It could lead to a small tournament which I think we all agree would suck. In my mind the best rule in the World Cup is the 9 v 9 rule. That allows for weaker teams to compete against the more skilled teams because there is less room to play and heart and hustle mean just as much as skill. That is why Greece and Laos were so exciting to watch when they were winning last year. They weren't the most skilled but they won anyways. If I want to watch the top teams and players playing, I will watch the PSL or premier leagues in Sask. For the World Cup I want something different. I want to see teams like Laos coming out of nowhere to surprise everyone.

Anonymous said...

good comment. This year it seems like the all the teams have gotten better, too. You're right, no one wants to see a team blow another team out of the water. I also think that more and better players are joining teams this year, as interest has certainly gone up.

Anonymous said...

its going to be a great year
i cant waite for the draw to see who get slotted where.

Anonymous said...

Laos upgrade there def by adding player from toon town.. and brain being back will help them out

Anonymous said...

opps i mean bryan

Anonymous said...

do u guys think that the girls tourny will be better then last year??? they didnt have alot of fans at there games..... but i heard theres more teams ... soo i guess it might be better

Anonymous said...

i don't think the womens could be any better... its going to be watered down with 10 teams. there's only so many good female players out there, i don't think there are enough to be distributed to each team. There will be 2 or 3 strong teams. And besides, it's women's soccer... its not very good to begin with. It's going to consume way to much time and drag the tournament on longer then it should. I enjoyed last year when there was only 1 womens game a night during the week... and i liked it even better when the womens game was first, that way i could come after it was over and not have to worry about what i was going to do for the hour that the women's game would be on for.
Maybe i will set up a snorkel stand and sell them to people who are going to be watching the womens games aka underwater soccer.

Anonymous said...

i agree 100%

Anonymous said...

they should give out free beer to keep the fans interested

Anonymous said...

for the girls i heard tream france will give chile a run for there money....

Anonymous said...

who cares about girls tourny

Anonymous said...

i don't know...the girls games will be alright...it gives everyone time to stock up on beer.

We can also play drinking games in the lounge, have a nap before watching a men's game, buy a snorkel, build up anticipation for the next men's game, have a poo, etc.

Soccer Magician said...

On Sunday March 16th, 2008. Team Nigeria And Team Northern Ireland Will Meet up for a Friendly Affair. Come out and check out the game as it should be an intense Match-up. Ukraine beat up on Nigeria last weekend, then playing N. Ireland and hour later, beating them 4-1. Although N. Irelands Starting Keeper(Sasha Franzke)was not there. I'm Taking Nothern Ireland 3-0.

Anonymous said...

Was it 12-0 that ukraine beat nigeria, im taking N.I. 4-0.

Anonymous said...

N. ireland 5 Nigeria 3

Anonymous said...

from now on we should only speak about the mens aspect of this tournament, no one cares what happens on the womens side

Anonymous said...

Agreed, I just hope this tournament keeps progressing and gets bigger every year, itd be nice to be at 32 teams. Itd be hard to fill 32 teams with Quality players though.

Anonymous said...

yeah it would be. All the teams seem to be a lot better than last year. There were only really around 7 or 8 actual "good" teams last year and about 6 that could be considered terrible. This year it seems there's about 10 pretty good teams and only maybe 3 or so that absolutely no chance. I don't even know who those teams would be yet. I think once the actual tourney rolls around, every game will be good and there won't many completely one sided games

Anonymous said...

Team N Ireland will definitely be a contender this year. There are some real good players on there squad. I also found out that N Ireland is getting a player that played college soccer in the states. I heard this player was an all-American where he played with amazing talent. With him playing will give N Ireland, theres a good chance to see them in the later stages.

Anonymous said...

you can't be serious about northern ireland being a contender. One player cannot help that team. do you realize how many players in this tournament have played at high levels? look at england, jamaica, ROI...

Anonymous said...

There is alot of players that have played at high levels but this player for N Ireland probably played against some of the best players through out the world. He will be well experienced to play at a high level and i think it will be interesting watching this guy play. I would like to know who this player is. Does anyone know who this person N. Ireland is getting

Anonymous said...

i sgree with the last comment

Anonymous said...

suc balls
there going to be a good team with vahid on the beach coachin lol wat a joke he is

Anonymous said...

lol a guy that plays in the usa lol hahaha riiight and england is getting roony and beckham to come play for them lol


north ireland will not make it pass the 1st rounnd how did they do the last few years
tahts rifht they suck balls

i cant waite for like a team england roi ukraine lao or norway to teach them a lesson
hahaha

Anonymous said...

nigeria isnt looken to good this year

Anonymous said...

this guy from the US is from Regina. He left to play college soccer somewhere and he was opening some eyes down there.

Anonymous said...

if he's from regina, how come no one knows who he is? Normally everyone knows if someone leaves to go play soccer somewhere else, but no one is even playing in the states. I'm pretty sure this is all made up. You can't claim to know someone awesome is coming up to play and not have a clue who they are. That's just stupid.

AND even if a good player were coming.... one guy, who might be decent, will not make up for the entire around him. All you'd have to do is have someone quick shadow him and they'd have nothing...so temper your expectations for N. Ireland. Just be praying they get win.

Anonymous said...

This guy is from Regina, played premier, played college ball in Kentucky, and is coming home to play. You figure out who he is.

Anonymous said...

N. Ireland beat Nigeria 6-0 tonight.

NORTHERN IRELAND ALL THE WAY!!!! said...

As a spectator tonight i can say that nortern ireland beat nigeria dominantly, controlled the game, had a complete passing game. arial attack was very good. and they struck from any where. solid preformers. N they Might Be getting the college player. I hear he can run forever in plus thirty two degree weather. without water....and hes an athletic therapsit, thats what he studied so he knows his shit people.

Anonymous said...

why don't you just tell us who he is? if he is so good then don't you think we would have guessed who it is by now? i highly doubt hes as fantastic as you crack him up to be. and besides, what good player would want to play for northern ireland in the first place? They would have problems competing in the womens world cup ( sorry for bringing up womens soccer, but thats all there is to compare N ireland too)

Anonymous said...

the only regina player i can think of playing in the states is shane ogilvie.. but he's in connecticut.

Anonymous said...

Come on guys. Let's keep in perspective here. Yes, they've improved, but this tournament raises its game considerably. They may not even end up getting this player and one player is not the saviour - especially when he doesn't know the others.

Anonymous said...

his name is mike sweeney
thats wat it said from the blog above

who has n ireland played?
whoa Nigeria there not good at all
ukraine and laos beat them

uk 9- Nigeria0
laos6 -Nigeria 1
n lreland 6-Nigeria-0

That means Nigeria sucks
hey n ireland try playing some good team like england roi ukraine laos norway or greece then ill give u guys props

but beating nigeria isnt hard

Anonymous said...

they last few years they had been in the bottom on the standings
i think they will move up like 1 spot
they wont make the top ten

if u want to watch real soccer n ireland try going to a norway or roi game and take some note
cause all your players r youth players
they will get killed under pressure

Anonymous said...

Brescia University Men's Soccer 2003
Player Games Goals G/game Assist A/game Points P/game
Durande Engineer 23 20 0.87 3 0.13 43 1.87
Kevin Boyle 19 12 0.63 15 0.79 39 2.05
Graeme Jaap 23 6 0.26 21 0.91 33 1.43
Daniel Clitnovici 12 10 0.83 11 0.92 31 2.58
John Benson 21 6 0.29 18 0.86 30 1.43
Fritz Seilbea, Jr 23 8 0.35 13 0.57 29 1.26
Gustavo Turmero 22 10 0.45 6 0.27 26 1.18
Robert Corell 8 5 0.63 3 0.38 13 1.63
Gervase Pillay 17 1 0.06 5 0.29 7 0.41
Jeff Pulliam 6 1 0.17 3 0.50 5 0.83
Riki Powell 21 2 0.10 1 0.05 5 0.24
Tony Pasla 21 1 0.05 3 0.14 5 0.24
Danny Sparks 22 1 0.05 2 0.09 4 0.18
Graeme Abel 23 0 0.00 4 0.17 4 0.17
John Janiak 21 0 0.00 4 0.19 4 0.19
Mlandvo Dlamini 23 1 0.04 1 0.04 3 0.13
->Mike Sweeney 17 0 0.00 3 0.18 3 0.18<-
Jean Senat 9 0 0.00 1 0.11 1 0.11
So here's the super incredible Mike Sweeney's stats. This is the guy who's gonna make N. Ireland a contender for the gold medal.LOL!! These are stats from his team website for 2003 which is apparently the only year he shows up on the roster. You do the math. By the way his university's enrollment total is 750, a little more then Johnson Highschool!!

Eddie Pineda

Bearcats20 said...

People must have alot of time on there hands to look up my stats. Kinda impressed. 2003 was a good year only playing 17 games and tearing a hamstring at the beginning. 0 goals and 3 assists not to bad for playing as a sweeper i guess. Stats dont matter. Its the level of play and experience that i got the opportunity to participate in. Like i said im coming home for a good time to play in this, which i want to enjoy. I dont know who started all this, but im just wanting to have fun in a well step up tourney and good caliber of soccer.

Anonymous said...

well.. i give credit for whoever recruited the ever so awesome mike sweeney... now N Ireland is only going to lose each game by 8 goals. Maybe next year they can recruit someone to score some and still get their asses kicked

Anonymous said...

possibly an exhibition game with germany and ukraine on friday march 21 at 6. should be a good match up.

Anonymous said...

Oh we have way too much time on our hands. Please come home, Northern Ireland needs another pylon at the back.
Also I guarantee England victory!

Anonymous said...

Mike Sweeney probably played against Korthius... And owned him but still I agree England is going to win for sure

Anonymous said...

england has pretty much destroyed the tournament by practically fielding a professional team
its ridiculous and i plan to boo them every time they touch the ball

Bearcats20 said...

I didnt realize i was causing such a stir up. People just understand that if i make it to this tournament that im there to enjoy the festivities of it and the excitement around it all. Im looking for to play with and against friends that i havent seen in 6 years. If you hate me I couldnt care a less. Im just coming home to visit everyone and have a good time.

Anonymous said...

can't wait to see you mike, good luck in the tournament.

Bearcats20 said...

thanks to who wrote that. Looking forward to it

Anonymous said...

no one hates you mike. you can read my long post up there if you want, i think i summarized it.

Anonymous said...

alright maybe one guy hates you haha. england sucks. i will also boo them every time they touch the ball. England is the new ROI.

Anonymous said...

England is 100 times worse than ROI they have already guaranteed victory. Good Luck Accelerators.

Premier player said...

OK, here are some random comments:

1. Mike Sweeney stop posting on here about how you are "surprised people are making such a big deal", how you j"ust want to have a good time", how you want to "play some good soccer", etc. I agree, it is ridiculous that people are making such a big deal about this but shut up already, you aren't helping things by continually posting the same comments. Either start trash talking these guys or stop posting.
2. This whole N. Ireland thing was funny at first, got stupid, became funny again and now it is back to stupid. From now on, only post things that are funny on the issue, otherwise shut up. Hint: saying N. Ireland sucks or Mike Sweeney is a t##t is not funny. Be more original.
3. Quit whining about England, the rules are there and we'll never be able to confirm they are following the rules so we have to deal with it. It will be great if and when they get knocked off.
4. Quit criticizing woman's soccer. The technique and skill these ladies bring to the game is close to men's soccer and is a refreshing change from . . . Hahahahahaha ... OK I couldn't keep a straight face through that one, women's soccer sucks.

Anonymous said...

ahahahaha

Anonymous said...

For all of those concerned about England, and the perception that they are stacking there team, the truth is they only have 2 maybe 3 players coming from Saskatoon, with the rest of the players coming from Regina. The also implement a rule that for the most part, all players are to recive equal playing time, regardless of there playing ability.

Anonymous said...

they better be. let's keep this tourney somewhat fair.

Anonymous said...

Sweeney hasnt played aganist Korthius

Anonymous said...

who cares about sweeney or northen ireland. lets not talk about them ever again.
any exhibition games coming up?

Anonymous said...

well on March 26 Ukraine vs Serbia,Portugal vs Greece, and in womens England vs France

Goose said...

March 29th @ 7PM - Norway vs. Ukraine
April 2nd @ 10PM - Norway vs. Laos
April 13th @ 6PM - Norway vs. Nigeria

Anonymous said...

march 26 Northern Ireland vs. Columbia

Anonymous said...

Portugal vs laos- 10 pm march 24

Anonymous said...

Womens Games--
Saturday March 22--Sweden Vs. Germany - 2pm
Monday March 24--Sweden Vs. Austria - 7pm
Sunday April 13 -- Sweden Vs. England - 1pm

Anonymous said...

NOI 4 Columbia 2

Anonymous said...

how did colombia look?

What about NOI?

Anonymous said...

HEY...

NOI DOES NOT apply to Northern Ireland. It works for Republic of Ireland because it makes sense, but not northern ireland. Say N.I. or whatever.

Anonymous said...

n.i you should guys should play better team. like one of the top 5 teams not the bottom 5

Anonymous said...

Italy was top 6

Ukraine was up there but possibly top 5 now, granted they lost but it still an outing with a good team

Nigeria has always been strong, but this year they are off, but they dominated that convincingly

Colombia is an unknown that is respectable

NI is looking lightly above average

Anonymous said...

We would like a better team. N.I. is open to all challenges.

Anonymous said...

hahaha like better teams u guys got killed last year why would teams want to play u guys... they want a challenge not a 10-0 win

jingo jango bingo bango said...

i'm sure england would play N.I. to try to regain some of their confidence after being debockled by austria.

Anonymous said...

I was somewhat impressed with what I saw out of germany tonight. They beat a team that had some ukraine players but the majority were just randoms. Look's like germany has some fire power, but very little defence.

Anonymous said...

A note to everyone, Colombia is spelt with an "o" not a "u". They also beat Ukraine last night 4-2.

Anonymous said...

Columbia must of drugged there opponents to win last nite

Anonymous said...

Ya wtf.....N.i. beat Colombia, This tournament could proove to be a shock.

Anonymous said...

Ukraine tied scotland 1-1 and beat norway 5-2, norway didn't have all their players and ukraine still missing a few.

Anonymous said...

colombia had a bunch of young players. and still do not have much of a bench/subs..that i've seen yet

Anonymous said...

colombia lol haha wat a joke

Anonymous said...

laos vs. norway tonight

Anonymous said...

what time is the norway game tonight?

Anonymous said...

10

Anonymous said...

I heard Laos dismantled Norway, although Norway didn't have some of their best players. Something like 4-0.

Chile also beat Portugal if I'm not mistaken. 3-1 perhaps?

Anonymous said...

it was something like 6 - 2 or 7 -2

for laos i think ... i was at the game watching i think it was around there. i heard Laos was missing 4 key players.. even tho they had a full bunch. i think they had 18 guys playing....how come evan wasn't playing??

norway was missing plays ... but still will be a good team for what i seen

Anonymous said...

mike sweeney beat up evan!

Anonymous said...

Laos wasn't missing anyone key except Evan. And Kellen did good in his place.

Anonymous said...

they have 4 players missen trust me i heard it from poncho

Anonymous said...

then say WHO. There's obviously people from Laos commenting here, but they won't say who they're missing.

Anonymous said...

Veszi (a black guy) and Tony Pham

Anonymous said...

figures Laos would cheat some more...

Anonymous said...

how do they cheat?

Anonymous said...

Expect surprises! Italy faces off with Colombia on April 7th, 2008, at 9pm. It wil lbe interesting to see which one of these two teams will come out with a win. Rumour has it Italy has some young and strong 'wingers' both called Matteo.

Anonymous said...

u will c in the tourny who the other player is.....

y all the hate on laos

Anonymous said...

I heard they eat flies!

Anonymous said...

because there homos.. they dont talk shit about a white team.. because a white person can be any race i guess.. they see one white guy on a colored team.. its cheating..

Anonymous said...

What happened with Ukraine and Germany?

Anonymous said...

ukraine won 6-3 and still don't have their full team playing.

Anonymous said...

Canada vs Poland on wednesday

Anonymous said...

here were the scores of 3 of ukraines games on the weekend

ukraine 6 germany 3
ukraine 5 england 2
ukraine 5 poland 1

Anonymous said...

so you think your good now?

Anonymous said...

so you think your good now?

Anonymous said...

canada beat poland 4-0

Anonymous said...

You will see how good ukraine is just wait till sunday.

Anonymous said...

ukraine isnt good

Tony the Tiger said...

You're right, we're not good, we're GREAT!

Anonymous said...

laos isn't good