not interested in 2010 World Cup
glad to be back in Australia, he wont mind playing in
national colours for maybe another year, but Dwight Yorke
laughed off the thought of playing in the 2010 World Cup with
the Soca Warriors.
He was speaking in Sydney recently as he focused on getting
himself ready again for Sydney FC which opens its campaign
against Central Coast Mariners on August 27.
way, Ill be almost 40 then (2010 World Cup), he
said in response to questions about another World Cup for
this stage of my career I am only looking one year at a time
and for this year my focus is with Sydney FC.
year is a long time in football so you never know what Ill
be doing (after the 2006/07 season) but for now I am looking
forward to retaining the A-League title.
There has been ongoing speculation over his club future, and
though he didnt completely say that he will not consider
a move out of Sydney, Yorke did say that he was anticipating
the upcoming season in Australia.
good to be back in Sydney, Yorke said. I need
to work hard in the next few weeks to be ready for the start
of the A-League and at the moment that is my goal. Yorke has
made himself available for T&Ts friendly international
against Japan in Tokyo on August 9.
Also getting ready for an upcoming season, this time in England,
was Stern John, who notched a goal off the bench in a 2-1
win over Notts County last weekend.
There is a rumour too that national midfielder Chris Birchall
could join John at Coventry for the upcoming season.
cant stop enjoying Latas
head coach John Hughes and captain John Ross just cant
seem to stop talking about Russell Latapy since his return
to the club from the 2006 World Cup campaign in Germany.
Latapy, made the preseason trip with the club to Holland and
started the season with a bang last weekend when he netted
a 23rd minute equaliser and also set up a second goal to push
Falkirk off to a winning start.
And his efforts so far have left Ross a delighted skipper.
has been brilliant in pre-season. The training at the World
Cup has done him the world of good and, if he plays like that,
he is a massive player for us, Ross said.
werent sure what his plans were, because he keeps himself
to himself. But we were delighted he returned and he also
has an input on the coaching side of things now, which is
fantastic for us.
Hughes, a former teammate of Latapy at Hibernian, is equally
impressed with Latas, adding that his involvement
has made a difference to the teams passing game.
And while the former T&T captain celebrated his 38th birthday
yesterday, he has spoken of his intentions to turn to coaching,
it seems Hughes just cant get enough of him as a player.
was out on his feet at the end and I should have taken him
off, but I just love watching him play, Hughes added
after the 2-1 win.
goes back to the books
Brent Rahim has returned to the University of Connecticut
in America to complete his degree in sports psychology.
Rahim, formerly of West Ham United and Falkirk, had cut short
his studies back in 2000 in order to play for the national
team and on the professional circuit but recently had a change
of mind and has decided to take a break from professional
Having been on the list of reserves for T&Ts 2006
World Cup squad, Rahim did add that he will be involved in
some coaching aspects with the UCONN team for their upcoming
a decision I took recently because I felt it would be right
to complete the degree and then put the boots back on again.
I gave it up in 2000 to concentrate on football and I felt
the time was right now to go back to the classroom. But I
havent totally given up on the game, Rahim added.
keen on Marvin
boss Jim Leishman has admitted he is keen to bring Marvin
Andrews to East End Parkbut only if the price is right.
The towering T&T stopper was told at the weekend by new
Glasgow Rangers boss Paul Le Guen he can leave Ibrox.
And Leishman told the Daily Record: Marvin is the type
of player we would definitely consider but only if hes
within our budget. Andrews has endured a miserable summer
after being forced to pull out of the Caribbean countrys
World Cup adventure because of his persistent knee problem.
But while the defender has refused treatment on his cruciate
injury, casting doubts over his long-term future, his battling
qualities are already well known to the Pars manager, who
signed him for Livingston from Raith Rovers.
offers for Kenwyne Jones
striker Kenwyne Jones is getting ready to contest for one
of the starting spots up front for Southampton and at the
same time manager George Burley said that no offers were made
for the former St Anthonys College striker.
Burley was referring to speculation over an offer from Barnsley
Jones though is aware that he faces stiff competition for
a starting spot with Bradley Wright-Phillips, Ricardo Fuller,
Grzegorz Rasiak, Dexter Blackstock, Leon Best and David McGoldrick
all vying for places.
Jones, however, is coming off a World Cup appearance against
England and that is always going to be a boost to him and
those around him will be well aware of his value since Germany.
He remains committed to the task.
always going to be challenging but once I put in the hard
work and I believe strongly then hopefully things will go
in my favour. Im looking forward to a good season,
Jones said recently.
to fund Moruga league
Warner, right, presenting the winning cash for the Moruga
Boat Race to Clifton De Coteau (centre), chairman of the PTRC
Infrastructure Committee with Chairman of the PTRC Kemchand
Ramdat at left. This took place on Tuesday at the Moruga Beach.
young footballers from Moruga will be afforded the opportunity
to earn professional contracts with Joe Public Football Club
when a new league will kick-off in the community.
The league will help develop the footballing talents within
This was announced by Fifa Vice President Jack Warner when
he visited the community following an invitation extended
to him by the Princes Town Regional Corporation (PTRC) which
hosted celebrations to commemorate the arrival of Christopher
Columbus on the Moruga beach (in 1492) on Tuesday.
The PTRC in collaboration with the Moruga 500 committee along
with hosting the re-enactment of Columbus coming and
Emancipation celebrations, also organised a boat race in which
the top three winners took away cash prize totaling $6,000
courtesy of Warner.
But aside from Warner being the chief guest at Tuesdays
events, he also told Clifton De Coteau, the PTRC chairman
of infrastructure committee, that it was his intentions to
fund a league and to upgrade the football grounds in the area.
area might seem far too many but its never to far to
unearth new talent and it must start with better opportunities
for those living in places like these, Warner said.
must start with better facilities, better coaching and better
leagues and I will contribute in that way once the people
of the area can organise a programme. I will try to make better
opportunities for them because there are a lot of persons
in areas like these who must not be forgotten or left behind,
can assure you that once the authorities fix the Yolande Pompey
Park, I shall sponsor a League in the community, Warner
Warner, the president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU)
also extended the invitation for two players from the area
who might be attached either to one of the existing clubs
or schools to attend a training stint at Joe Public.
De Coteau said: We want to create better opportunities
for the people and Mr Warner has come forward to help us in
our causes. We look forward to improving the conditions in
the area and we will work together with him towards positive
developments in these areas, De Coteau added.