Football club – FC Zhemchuzhina http://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 09:08:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1.png Football club – FC Zhemchuzhina http://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/ 32 32 Mason Mount’s World Cup favorites | News | Official site https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/mason-mounts-world-cup-favorites-news-official-site/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 07:51:42 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/mason-mounts-world-cup-favorites-news-official-site/ In the first installment of a new series of player interviews ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup, we chat with Mason Mount about his memories of childhood tournaments, famous goals and iconic players, and hear talk about his hopes for Qatar 2022. Having represented England from Under-16 level through to the senior side, with […]]]>

In the first installment of a new series of player interviews ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup, we chat with Mason Mount about his memories of childhood tournaments, famous goals and iconic players, and hear talk about his hopes for Qatar 2022.

Having represented England from Under-16 level through to the senior side, with success at Euro Under-19 2017, Mount currently has 31 caps to his name and will be hoping to keep his place in the Premier League. ‘crew. for the winter tournament later this year.

It would be the 23-year-old’s first appearance at a World Cup, a childhood ambition close to being realized and one that naturally generates a lot of excitement, as he explains in this exclusive interview which explores the tournament favorites from midfield…

First World Cup you remember?

“I know the big goals of 2002, like Ronaldinho who scored against England in the quarter-finals, but I don’t really remember them because I was only three at the time. Germany 2006 was probably the first one I was really aware of, especially Wayne Rooney illuminating it.

“When I was growing up, these tournaments were held when I was away with my family during the summers, so we would watch them together, all with our England tops. The excitement around every game is something that is always close to my heart.

“A World Cup brings everyone together, the whole nation in fact, and that’s a great memory I have of that time.”

What are your memories of growing up?

“It really is a family reunion. I have always watched tournaments as a fan and have been very invested in watching the legends who have played for England and every other country. It’s obviously a little different now to be involved in it and you try not to get too carried away.

“I actually went to the last World Cup in Russia and I was able to watch a game live there, which was the very first game I watched live at a World Cup, so it was special. It was the first group match against Tunisia and I went there with Phil Foden and Ryan Sessegnon. Harry Kane scored the winner late in the game.

“It was great to be there and all that preceded it, to be there a few days before the first game. We were able to go to the England team hotel and get a sense of what it was like. t is like playing for your country at a World Cup, so it was a special experience. It meant a lot to me and I learned a lot from this trip.

Favorite World Cup song?

‘I always remembered Shakira’s song for the 2010 World Cup [Waka, Waka, This Time for Africa]it was a real piece!

“I also loved Vindaloo, it’s just a legendary song. We had everything when I was a kid – flags on the car and in the house, music, makeup for every match, a barbecue in the garden, we really went there.

Memorable World Cup moment?

“It wasn’t really a goal in the end, but Lamps fired against Germany, it didn’t count. I was watching this game live and I still feel frustration because everyone knew it was a goal but they didn’t give it away.

“The most recent ones who think of the big moments have to be James Rodriguez and that tournament he had. There was the chest and volley goal, and he also scored a little dribble and a chip. That tournament that he had. ‘he had [in 2014] was crazy.

The best players you’ve seen at a World Cup?

‘Rooney having a huge role to play at such a young age always stays with me and also Becks [David Beckham] as well. I remember when I was younger, I always tried to take free kicks like him.

“How I’ve aged a bit is to see Rooney come in and play at such a young age and be so dominant. So obviously his career has been amazing, he’s set records for England and been a such a top player, so he’s probably one of the main ones I’ve looked at.

Your favorite World Cup jersey?

“I’ve always liked the England red away and had ‘Beckham, 7’ on my back.”

Your favorite World Cup ball?

“The Jabulani in 2010 is the one I remember and the players just scored bangers with it. I think it was the first game and someone scored miles away, left footed, and the commentary was unbelievable. “It’s a goal for all of Africa!”

The stadium in which you would like to play a World Cup final?

“I would probably say we will bring him back to Porto and the Estadio do Dragao, for obvious reasons.”

Waiting for Qatar 2022…

“You dream of being able to play in a tournament like this as a kid, so to have the opportunity to go to a World Cup and be selected is amazing and so special.

“With the group we have and what we have done over the past two years, we are confident in what we can do, but also very humbled for the opportunity. We will give everything to go even further than during the last tournament.

And finally, which teams to watch?

“There are always top European teams like Spain and Germany and then teams like Brazil and Argentina, which I’ve never played against before. These are the kind of games you look forward to them as they are rare opponents for us in international football.

“What they’ve done in past tournaments and the story behind it is the games you want to play with the best players they have.” That’s what you want to come up against.

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JACK BUTTERFILL ON FIRST GOAL – News https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/jack-butterfill-on-first-goal-news/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 13:07:11 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/jack-butterfill-on-first-goal-news/ Our U21 striker made his professional debut in the Oakwell spotlight in our 2-0 win over Newcastle United U21 in the Papa John’s Trophy and opened the scoring on Tuesday night. The teams were tied 0-0 before Butterfill was introduced in the 71st minute, replacing Fabio Jalo in the lead. It took just seven […]]]>


Our U21 striker made his professional debut in the Oakwell spotlight in our 2-0 win over Newcastle United U21 in the Papa John’s Trophy and opened the scoring on Tuesday night.

The teams were tied 0-0 before Butterfill was introduced in the 71st minute, replacing Fabio Jalo in the lead. It took just seven minutes for the striker to make an impact, marking his professional debut.

If you were to ask for the best script when you debuted, it wouldn’t have been too far off from Jack’s experience. He accepted.

“It was great, I couldn’t have asked for more,“He was beaming. “Go, make my debut and score the goal. It’s unbelievable for me to keep going, not to mention the goal.”

Excitement began to set in for our Shropshire-born striker when the call came from the bench for his services.

Watching the game from the touchline, Butterfill could sense the opportunities coming up and believed he could make an impact.

James said “three minutes and you’re coming”, so I was preparing for that. When I arrived I just tried to do what I could.

“I knew we had quite a few chances. So I thought I could come in and bury one for the team.”

Despite injuries and setbacks in the game, the 21-year-old praised the team for how they coped with the situation in the game.

“I thought we were great“, he explained. “When we had cramps and injuries, I thought we adapted really well.

The formation changes at the back. Just trying to adapt and stick to the game plan, game management really.”

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Remember this? Ottawa Football Club aka the Rough Riders https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/remember-this-ottawa-football-club-aka-the-rough-riders/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/remember-this-ottawa-football-club-aka-the-rough-riders/ In seven games of the 1898 football season, the Rough Riders went undefeated, scoring 188 runs to just 24 runs against. CityNews, in partnership with Ottawa Historical Societybrings you this weekly report from director James Powell, highlighting a moment in Ottawa’s history. An ad appeared in the Ottawa daily citizen in mid-September 1876 inviting those […]]]>

In seven games of the 1898 football season, the Rough Riders went undefeated, scoring 188 runs to just 24 runs against.

CityNews, in partnership with Ottawa Historical Societybrings you this weekly report from director James Powell, highlighting a moment in Ottawa’s history.

An ad appeared in the Ottawa daily citizen in mid-September 1876 inviting those interested in forming a “football” club to meet on Monday, September 18 at 4:30 p.m. sharp at the pavilion of the Ottawa Cricket Club located at Rideau Hall, residence of the Governor General of Canada.

The meeting lasted a long time as it was adjourned until the following evening when “a good number of gentlemen” gathered in a private room at the Russell House Hotel. There, on September 19, 1876, a club to be called the Ottawa Football Club was formed with thirty-four members. The president of the new sports club was Mr. Allan Gilmour, a pioneer lumberjack from Ottawa who gave his name to Gilmour Street.

There seems to have been little doubt that a team would be established as the Ottawa club footballers’ uniforms had already been ordered from England and were due to arrive in Ottawa in ten days or less. The shirts and bottoms were in cherry and French gray, the colors of the new team. Their pants were navy knickerbockers.

The new football club was quick to take to the field. The following Saturday, the Ottawa Football Club faced the Aylmer Football Club. The game lasted an hour and a half and Ottawa emerged victorious. The score of the hotly contested match has not been released. But Ottawa got its first win when Mr. Sherwood kicked the ball into Aylmer’s goal.

For much of their early years, the team played in the Quebec or Ontario Rugby Unions as the Ottawa Football Club, or more colloquially known as the “Ottawas” or even the ” Senators”. It wasn’t until 1898, the year the team won its first Canadian Championship title, that it received the nickname “Rough Riders”.

1898 was the year of the Spanish-American War in which the United States intervened on the side of Cuban revolutionaries against Spanish colonial rule. In this conflict, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, later President Roosevelt, came to public attention as the commander of the “Rough Riders” who distinguished themselves at the Battle of San Juan Hill. Until then, rough rider was synonymous with horse trainer. Roosevelt’s regiment apparently got its nickname because many of its members were “bronco busters” from the western plains.

In mid-October 1898, the sobriquet ‘Rough Riders; was handed over to the Ottawa Football Club by disgruntled Hamilton sportswriters following a hard-fought game in Ottawa where the home side beat the Hamilton Tigers 9-1. According to the Hamilton players, the game was one of the toughest they have ever played. Hamilton’s captain said “Ottawa has three of the dirtiest football players to ever play on a Canadian gridiron.” A report from Hamilton said ‘Westerns’ (aka Hamilton) were being ‘misused in the capital’.

Ottawa had a certain reputation. The previous year, the Ottawa Football Club had been expelled from the Quebec Rugby Football Union in which it played due to rough play. Ottawa reporters, however, attributed the team’s expulsion to a personal grudge and a desire to eliminate a Quebec Union championship contender. An article in the Log called the team’s expulsion “the most shameful display of injustice on record in Canadian sport”.

The Toronto Star demanded an investigation into Hamilton’s allegations that Ottawa played badly by saying “either Ottawa is playing a foul game or its disappointed rivals are not above trickery to stir up popular opinion against the team to such an extent that it could be expelled from Ontario”. Union.” According to the Ottawa newspaper, one aspect of the game in which the Ottawa Club was very weak was its lack of squealers. He also called Hamilton’s claims a “very bad libel against the truth”.

The rematch took place in Hamilton at the end of October. Once again, Ottawa defeated the Tigers. This time there were few complaints. The Toronto Star reported that while he was quite difficult, “it wasn’t a dirty game”. Even the Herald of Hamilton thought the The Rough Riders [italics added] victory was well deserved and that the team was forgiven for their treatment of the Tigers in the previous game in Ottawa. This may be the first time the Ottawa team has been called the Rough Riders.

As an interesting aside, the Montreal Herald said the Ottawa team was “made up of heavy men.” But the average weight of an Ottawa footballer was only 169 pounds, which is very light by today’s standards. Frank McGee, the nephew of D’Arcy McGee, the famous “Father of Confederation”, who played for the Ottawa Rough Riders and the Ottawa Senators hockey team, weighed only 143 pounds. Today, the average weight of a CFL football player is around 230 pounds, while the average NFL player weighs nearly 250 pounds.

Despite the supposed roughness of the game, there was no apparent animosity between the two teams. They went out to party together after the game and had a ‘good time’ at the Russell Theater where the footballers occupied two boxes to watch the Troubadourscourtesy of the Director of Troubadours and Mr. Drowne, the theater manager. Between acts, the footballers sang songs.

The Troubadours was an African-American musical and acrobatic group led by Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones. A soprano trained at the New England Conservatory, she was the highest-paid African-American singer of her age, performing for US presidents and royals.

The Rough Riders nickname given to the team by Hamilton journalists as a nudge at Ottawa’s alleged rough play has been adopted by the Ottawa club. A few days later, Ottawa footballer Fred Chittick showed off his one-and-eighth-inch diameter Rough Rider cufflinks, bearing the figure of a rough rider with a football surrounded by a red border, white and black.

With the new name came new colors. While the original team colors were cherry and French gray, at some point Ottawa footballers began playing in black and white. This posed a problem for the 1898 season when Ottawa switched to the Ontario Rugby Football Union after being expelled from the Quebec Union, as Toronto’s Osgoode team also played in black and white uniforms. Ottawa opted to dress in new colors, wearing chunky white jerseys with scarlet sleeves and scarlet bottoms. The new outfits were displayed in the windows of Young Brothers, a local store. There is no mention of black in the initial newspaper descriptions, but it can be assumed that the pants were that color.

Ottawa won the Ontario Rugby Football Union title in 1898 as well as the intercollegiate championship when they defeated the University of Toronto varsity team 7-3, according to the Log the team’s “greatest and most glorious victory”. The game was vicious. The Varsity men “used the knee or whatever to stop the Ottawa runners extensively.” But despite the provocation, the Log reported that the Rough Riders played a “clean, square game with no sign of anger.” The win, in front of 2,000 fans, set the stage for the Dominion Championships between the Ottawa Rough Riders and Ottawa College, champions of the Union québécoise de rugby de football for two consecutive years. The garnet and gray colors of the College of Ottawa are today the colors of the Gee-Gees of the University of Ottawa.

The Dominion Intercity Championship was held at the Metropolitan Grounds. The grandstand and bleachers were packed with more than 3,000 rabid football fans. In a bruising contest in which the tackles were described as “vicious and in some cases brutal”, the perhaps aptly named Rough Riders won with a score of 11-1. But the College team gave it their all. Rough Riders Harvey Pulford and Weldy Young suffered a broken collarbone and concussion respectively. (Weldy Young then left Ottawa to try his luck in the Klondike Gold Rush. Young, who like Frank McGee and Harvey Pulford also played for the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, was to manage the Dawson City Nuggets, the team that challenged Ottawa for the Stanley Cup in 1905.)

In seven games of the 1898 football season, the Rough Riders went undefeated, scoring 188 runs to just 24 runs against.

In early December, a celebratory banquet for the team was held at the Russell House Hotel, hosted by its eccentric manager, Francois Xavier St. Jacques. Over 200 people were invited to the party, including Major Bigham. The dining room was decorated with streamers in the team’s red, white and black colors. As a sign of friendship, the yellow and black colors of the Hamilton Tigers were also on display. Each table was decorated with bouquets of carnations, roses, chrysanthemums and ferns. On the menu, dishes such as oysters with scrimmage, boiled salmon from Saguenay (Hold on the line) with arbitrator sauce and Spec-“taters”. Also served was young Vermont stuffed turkey (Tackled on the Run) with offside green beans and “scraped” potatoes. The meal ended with “victory sweets” consisting of a choice between referee pudding with grandstand sauce and apple turnover with “excluded” sauce.

In subsequent speeches, Fred Colson, president of the Ottawa Amateur Athletic Association, noted that “Ottawa had challenged the Tigers in their jungle, near Hamilton’s molehill called a mountain.” President Seybold of the Ottawa Club said the team was “called the Rough Riders after Roosevelt’s men.”

The 1898 Dominion Championship was the first of three Dominion Championships and nine Gray Cup titles the Ottawa Rough Riders were to win during their long and storied career. The club folded for good in 1996. Today, the Ottawa RedBlacks wear the historic red, black and white colors.

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How Role Models Football Club serves as a tool to trans… https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/how-role-models-football-club-serves-as-a-tool-to-trans/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 16:36:09 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/how-role-models-football-club-serves-as-a-tool-to-trans/ It was Milisa Tofu’s dream to be captain. Now, at a football club based in Khayelitsha, he has his chance. Activists who founded the club, aptly called Role Models FC, said there was an urgent need for a platform to discuss important issues such as gender-based violence and mental health, and that football was a […]]]>

It was Milisa Tofu’s dream to be captain. Now, at a football club based in Khayelitsha, he has his chance.

Activists who founded the club, aptly called Role Models FC, said there was an urgent need for a platform to discuss important issues such as gender-based violence and mental health, and that football was a great way to bring young people together. The club, founded amid the Covid-19 pandemic, works with all age groups and has around 100 players who attend training and matches.

Mass shootings, extortion and gangsterism are daily problems faced by residents of Khayelitsha, about 30 km from Cape Town’s city centre. But Role Models FC is trying to change that, one step at a time. Provincial crime statistics released last month highlighted these as some of the problems residents of Khayelitsha, about 30km from Cape Town’s CBD, face on a daily basis.

The idea for the team grew out of a social media post about rape culture by Axolile Notywala, an activist and community leader from Khayelitsha. He said the post got a lot of reactions and backlash.

Notywala, the senior team coach, said it led to conversations about gender-based violence, rape culture and toxic masculinity: “We started talking about all these issues – the role that men play in terms of perpetuation but also the role that men do not play in terms of the ability to stop others or to stop themselves.

A Role Models FC training session at Green Point, Khayelitsha. The bare ground has always been used as a makeshift football pitch. (Photo: Leila Dougan)
A player pulls the soccer ball out of a puddle during a training session. Players say it’s unhygienic because the water carries disease. (Photo: Leila Dougan)
A player throws in a tackle during a Role Models FC training session. (Photo: Leila Dougan)

Creation of a safe space

Role Models FC was born as a way to create a safe space for such discussions and for young men to be vulnerable. Notywala said the team’s idea was for the players to see themselves as role models.

“We don’t really have any positive role models in our community,” he said. “We know that some of our players look up to professional players as role models. But these are people who are far away. Sometimes even these models behave in ways that we consider problematic.

Notywala, former head of the Social Justice Coalition, said it was encouraging to see some of the behavioral changes already underway in the team.

One example occurred during a discussion of a gender-based violence case that made headlines. Someone, who was not part of the team, had hinted that the victim was to blame. The players present challenged him on his remarks.

“It gives the impression that they are learning, but that they are also unlearning a lot. It’s something we talk about a lot in the team. We have to unlearn certain behaviors,” Notywala said.

“Since we started playing, [we have found that] a lot of players have had anger issues and still have anger issues. We would see in practice how they would react and how they would yell at each other. It has completely changed. There are still one or two incidents but the majority of their behavior has changed.

Notywala said it was also encouraging to see other players wanting to come and play for the team.

“There’s a sense of community where we don’t just hang out on the soccer field. We expose these people to other things. The more conversations we have, the more we realize what some of the challenges are… We realized that a lot of them have mental health issues, whether it’s stress or depression,” he said.

Role Models FC coach Phumlani Mhlaba with his son Lunje, who he hopes will one day be a striker. (Photo: Leila Dougan)
Nkosikhona Swaartbooi and Axolile Notywala are the activists who came up with the concept of Role Models FC. (Photo: Leila Dougan)

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Carrying a lot of trauma

Nkosikhona Swartbooi, an organizer for the team, said experience in movement building and activism helped create the team.

“We saw, when we were organizing social movements, that when we were organizing a sports day, the whole community would come out, especially the young people,” Swartbooi said. “We thought maybe that was how we could organize people in our communities.”

He added that, from the start, the players had shown a willingness to have difficult discussions. “They were ready to have these conversations; they were ready to dip into politics; they were ready to solve the problems that affected them,” he said.

“We realized that we carry a lot of trauma. Sometimes people just need a space to talk about the issues they have. Sometimes that’s enough. »

He said a camp during an activist retreat at Boschendal in Franschhoek in 2020 brought the team to where it is today.

“For the first time, [the players] recognize their traumas. People were comfortable being vulnerable and unpacking their trauma – which then drew these players to the team and cemented an identity that “I’m a role model, despite everything I’ve been through in my life.” life – it is possible that I can change my life”.

He called for support to get professionals to help with mental health issues. He also said the team needed proper sports equipment and recreational facilities.

“It’s something close to my heart. My nephew drowned in a sewer because there are no safe spaces for children to play,” he said.

“Where should children play if there are no facilities? They will play on the road.

The team is not only doing good things off the pitch, but also on it. Last year, in their first full season, they won the Greater Blue Downs Local Football Association First Division Amateur League. The senior team, now in its second season, is third in the standings.

The ground where they train is in an area called Green Point in Khayelitsha, where most of the players live. It lies between formal housing and an informal settlement.

There is no grass and is flooded when it rains. But that’s the only place they can practice. The team called for better fields so that community initiatives like theirs could use them.

When the Daily Maverick the team went to the pitch for a practice on Wednesday evening, there were still puddles on the pitch even though it hadn’t rained for a few days. The players claimed the pitch was only leveled last year before an ANC political event took place there.

Under-16 and Under-18 coach Phumlani Mhlaba said the team is not only aiming to play football but also to change lives: “We can’t wait to see what they can achieve. .”

“If I can see one or two [players] from each division make it to professional football, it will be a great achievement. Not just for me as a coach, but for role models in our community.

“That’s what we hope to see in the future – these guys become bigger men than what we admired as good men.” DM168

This story first appeared in our weekly newspaper Daily Maverick 168, which is available nationwide for R25.

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Riverina Football Club is changing the drinking culture in community sport https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/riverina-football-club-is-changing-the-drinking-culture-in-community-sport/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 21:55:15 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/riverina-football-club-is-changing-the-drinking-culture-in-community-sport/ Stopping alcohol-fueled locker room celebrations is one way a sports club in southern New South Wales is changing the culture of drinking in community sport. Culcairn Lions Football and Netball Club chairman Jesse Kent said his club was implementing measures to reduce alcohol consumption on match days. “Sports clubs are not places where you have […]]]>

Stopping alcohol-fueled locker room celebrations is one way a sports club in southern New South Wales is changing the culture of drinking in community sport.

Culcairn Lions Football and Netball Club chairman Jesse Kent said his club was implementing measures to reduce alcohol consumption on match days.

“Sports clubs are not places where you have to feel like you have to drink alcohol to fit in,” he said.

Mr Kent said traditions such as encouraging a player to pick up a beer when winning best on the ground had been eliminated.

The Culcairn Football and Netball Club is proactive in managing alcohol consumption.(ABC Riverina: Emily Doak)

“In the bush football league, we have juniors [players] come and play on the senior netball and senior football teams,” Mr Kent said.

“We wanted to be aware of what we are promoting after games in terms of drinking and encouraging people to get changed, get out of the rooms and then go and have a beer in the main area of ​​the club.”

The club also offers bus transport after social events and has introduced more family-friendly activities for members.

“To create a safe environment that is still enjoyable, but we really want to promote ourselves as a family club,” said Mr Kent.

Sport and alcohol often go hand in hand

Bosco Rowland, a senior researcher at Deakin University, examined the relationship between community sports and alcohol consumption.

“There is a strong history of alcohol use in sports clubs,” Dr Rowland said.

“Often in rural areas where opportunities for socializing are limited, the sports club becomes the meeting place and because there is a lot of alcohol, it is often the introduction of alcohol for a certain number of persons.”

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Football club makes history by gifting 14-year-old goalkeeper his debut against A-League side https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/football-club-makes-history-by-gifting-14-year-old-goalkeeper-his-debut-against-a-league-side/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 23:16:11 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/football-club-makes-history-by-gifting-14-year-old-goalkeeper-his-debut-against-a-league-side/ Fairytale moment football club go down in history as they gift the 14-year-old goalkeeper his debut against A-League side Macarthur FC – his mum admits she was a nervous wreck Oakleigh Cannons made history by debuting 14-year-old goalkeeper Ymer Abili Abili came on as a late substitute against A-League side Macarthur FC Oakleigh lost the […]]]>

Fairytale moment football club go down in history as they gift the 14-year-old goalkeeper his debut against A-League side Macarthur FC – his mum admits she was a nervous wreck

  • Oakleigh Cannons made history by debuting 14-year-old goalkeeper Ymer Abili
  • Abili came on as a late substitute against A-League side Macarthur FC
  • Oakleigh lost the match 5-2, but the young keeper kept a clean sheet

The Oakleigh Cannons’ fantastic run may be over – but their beaming 14-year-old goalkeeper Ymer Abili was still in dreamland in Melbourne today as the youngest football player to win the European Cup ‘Australia.

Less than 24 hours after fellow schoolboy Christopher Atherton became the youngest to feature in a senior game in the UK aged 13, youngster Abili has made his way into the annals of Australian rules football with his delightful appearance in the Cannons’ semi-final loss to Macarthur. .

With the semi-professional Victorian side’s romantic run about to end with the A-League men’s Macarthur leading 5-2 in their semi-final in the dying minutes, the Cannons coach, Chris Taylor, took the opportunity to give Abili, who usually plays for their Under-14s, his fairy tale moment.

Oakleigh Cannons made history by making his debut for 14-year-old goalkeeper Ymer Abili in their Australian Cup semi-final against A-League side Macarthur

Abili came on late with Macarthur leading 5-2.  Abili replaced experienced goalkeeper Lewis Italiano - who is more than double his age at 31

Abili came on late with Macarthur leading 5-2. Abili replaced experienced goalkeeper Lewis Italiano – who is more than double his age at 31

Taking him from the sub bench at the home of reserve Jack Edwards of Oakleigh, the youngster couldn’t keep the incredulous smile from his face as he was told to take the gloves back from experienced Cannons goalkeeper Lewis Italiano, who is more than twice Abili’s age at 31. .

After receiving a roaring welcome from home fans as he took on the Bulls power of ex-Man United football superstar Dwight Yorke, the even better news was that youngster Ymer did not concede again. of goals as Macarthur took the expected place in the final against Sydney United.

Explaining that the substitution had been pre-planned for the final moments should the Cannons come out, Abili told Network 10: “Eighty-fifth minute, I think. He [Taylor] said ‘warm up’ – I was buzzing, so happy!’

Abili received a roaring reception from home fans and managed to keep a clean sheet for the Oakleigh guns

Abili received a roaring reception from home fans and managed to keep a clean sheet for the Oakleigh guns

There was a nerve-wracking moment in the final seconds when Abili looked like he had to face a corner kick, but he just shrugged: “I was just excited to go on and make history, c ‘is all.”

And when asked if maybe he should have been brought in sooner, he shrugged with a smile: “I don’t know…Chris Taylor’s call, not mine!”

His mother, however, didn’t look so cool. “I was a nervous wreck,” she said. “I was nervous all night. I’m so proud of Ymer, he’s been training really, really hard for the past two years.

The Cannons saluted their young history maker with a celebratory tweet.

“We are extremely proud! What an amazing night to see our 14 year old keeper Abili make his debut!! A historic moment for our club and for the Australian Cup!!’

Abili couldn't help but smile and after the game he said he was delighted to make club history.  The Cannons tweeted:

Abili couldn’t help but smile and after the game he said he was delighted to make club history. The Cannons tweeted: “We are extremely proud!” What an amazing night to see our 14 year old keeper Abili make his debut!! A historic moment for our club and for the Australian Cup!!’

But not even Abili could match the feat from thousands of miles away as 13-year-old, 329-day-old Atherton broke a British football record that stood for 42 years when he was a second substitute period for Glenavon against Dollingstown in Northern Ireland. Ligue’s cup.

Even more extraordinary, his first touch was setting up his side’s final goal in their 6-0 win.

Atherton is almost a year younger than Britain’s youngest professional player record holder, Eamon Collins, who made his Blackpool debut aged 14 years and 323 days in 1980.

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton, whose son plays in the same junior team as Atherton, said: “He made his debut based on his ability and an award for the way he played through the age groups.”

“He’s only in his third year at school. We brought him in to train with the first team last year and he never seemed out of place.

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Preview: Braintree Town v Ebbsfleet United Football Club https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/preview-braintree-town-v-ebbsfleet-united-football-club/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 08:34:22 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/preview-braintree-town-v-ebbsfleet-united-football-club/ Fleet will be aiming to make it a fantastic one as they go for three extra points at home to Braintree Town on Tuesday night. The 7.45am first kick-off of the season under the floodlights at Kuflink Stadium recalls Braintree’s last visit here, also an evening game, and a 2-0 win for Fleet…although a stubborn […]]]>

Fleet will be aiming to make it a fantastic one as they go for three extra points at home to Braintree Town on Tuesday night.

The 7.45am first kick-off of the season under the floodlights at Kuflink Stadium recalls Braintree’s last visit here, also an evening game, and a 2-0 win for Fleet…although a stubborn visiting side had made it very difficult at night.

After the weekend’s ‘growing’ clash at second-placed Havant was cancelled, Fleet must now refocus on Braintree and then again as Dover revisit the Emirates FA Cup. But it is the Essex side who will be of most concern as Dennis Kutrieb ponders a visiting side in a very similar position to previous Bath City. Like the Romans, the Iron are in a play-off position and they have some strong forwards who will look for any gaps as Fleet comes home.

Kutrieb has no major injury worries but will surely be aware of recent contributions from Darren McQueen and Kieran Monlouis as his side seek the eighth win of the campaign.

Braintree finds no way past Sefa Kahraman and Fleet Defense in corresponding game last season

Braintree’s last visit here ended, as mentioned, in defeat, but they hold bragging rights thanks to their last 1-0 win at Cressing Road in March. Then, under Ryan Maxwell, they were a stubborn, determined and opposite side on a roll of form that saved them well from relegation.

Maxwell has since left, as have most of those players, with Braintree’s team likely featuring no more than two who attended the last meeting. New boss Angelo Harrop, recruited from AFC Sudbury, has rebuilt the team over the summer and it is certainly paying dividends with Braintree – for two or three years now facing relegation – up to fifth place .

Forwards Aaron Blair – on loan from Dagenham; Lamar Reynolds – recently signed from Concord; and Levi Amantchi – once from Chesterfield – have scored 11 goals between them. Elsewhere, experienced additions include Southend United skipper John White, who played alongside fleet goalkeeper Mark Cousins ​​at Colchester, and winger Willie Clemons who has 25 caps for Bermuda. In the case of more friends reunited, Braintree goalkeeper Jack Sims was part of the Blackpool U18 squad with Christian N’Guessan.

Moving up to fifth on the back of two solid away wins – a 5-0 thrashing of Cheshunt and a 3-1 victory at Essex neighbors Concord – Braintree is clearly in some form on the road. That said, all of their wins this season so far have come against teams in the bottom half of the table…although a point against Havant & Waterlooville isn’t to be sniffed at either.

Fans are reminded that a minute’s silence will be observed before kick-off in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

MATCH DAY IN SMALL FEATURES ——–>

ONLINE SALES
Our online ticket sales platform on fleetlive.club has tickets available until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. We advise you pre-purchase for your and our convenience to gain admission to the grounds.

Daytime ticket sales are available from the windows of the main reception, accepting card and cash payments. The turnstiles open at 6 p.m. but they only accept online tickets (printed Where on your device) and tickets purchased at the box office on the day of the match. There is a dedicated gate for pass holders, but they can also use their cards through other turnstile gates.

MAIN BAR
There is no segregation for this game – so all supporters are welcome in our Main Stand bar and Social Club bar. To access the Main Stand bar, enter through the turnstiles and walk along the walkway into the Main Stand to the door at the Swanscombe (uncovered) end. Signs show you the direction. Dennis Kutrieb does a pre-game roster review and he and other players also attend the bar after the game for the Man of the Match presentation.

CATERING POINTS
Check out our food stalls (to the left of the main turnstile entrance is our Würtsel Haus German Sausage Experience and straight ahead as you enter the ground is the Manhattan Grill for all your burgers, hot dogs and other needs !). Pop-up bars are also located near the turnstiles and near ‘Geeks Corner’ between the Plow End and the Old Stand. We have new Kingfisher plus Hofmeister popups to find in the marquee between the main turnstiles entrance and the main stand.

CAR PARK
Parking as usual on match days is available at Ebbsfleet International Car Park C for £3. Please have the correct change if possible to assist our parking staff and again we recommend arriving early. Please note that the areas near Northfleet Station, namely Railway Street and Hamerton Road, are residents/permit parking only and invalid vehicles will be ticketed. The area on Thamesway before the roundabout on the approach to Kuflink Stadium is a designated clear lane – although this is not particularly apparent on the approach – so you are advised not to park here due to the risk to be verbalized.

MATCH DAY PROGRAMS
If you wish to purchase your program in advance to collect it from our club shop before entering the pitch, you can do so either through our online shop or when book your matchday tickets online.

Programs are also on sale on the pitch from the club shop, the pop-up bar when you enter the turnstiles, the Main Stand tea kiosk or in the Social Club behind the Plow End, priced at £3. Advance order programs will be available for collection at the club shop before the game and before you enter the turnstiles.

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The goalkeeper joins the URA Football Club https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/the-goalkeeper-joins-the-ura-football-club/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 13:17:03 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/the-goalkeeper-joins-the-ura-football-club/ Insight: New URA goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa has played top level football at Sports Club Villa, Onduparaka, Masavu and most recently UPDF. Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club has captured goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa as a free agent. The soft-spoken goalkeeper was out of contract with the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) where he had served diligently […]]]>

Insight:

New URA goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa has played top level football at Sports Club Villa, Onduparaka, Masavu and most recently UPDF.

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club has captured goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa as a free agent.

The soft-spoken goalkeeper was out of contract with the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) where he had served diligently and passionately for two seasons.

Wasswa has signed a two-year contract and is filling the void left by the recovery of James Alitho who suffered the knife on a troubled knee.

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Overview | LAFC at FC Dallas 9/10/22 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/overview-lafc-at-fc-dallas-9-10-22/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 19:10:17 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/overview-lafc-at-fc-dallas-9-10-22/ Led by head coach Nico Estévez, FC Dallas is in the midst of a battle for playoff position in the Western Conference after missing out on the playoffs in 2021. Dallas has lost only once in its six last games in MLS (3-1-2) but lost their last three games against LAFC. Forward and Designated Player […]]]>

Led by head coach Nico Estévez, FC Dallas is in the midst of a battle for playoff position in the Western Conference after missing out on the playoffs in 2021. Dallas has lost only once in its six last games in MLS (3-1-2) but lost their last three games against LAFC.

Forward and Designated Player Jesús Ferreira is the team’s current leading scorer with 16 goals in 29 games. Ferreira, who is the fourth top scorer in all of MLS, is just two goals shy of the club record of 18 in the regular season. Winger Paul Arriola is just behind Ferreira with nine goals in 29 games played.

They can put the previous road trip behind them and play their game in Dallas. Before the last home win, the club lost three games in a row on the road and was unable to capitalize on the chances. Cristian Arango and the LAFC forwards will need to be clinical in net to be able to walk away with the three points. Arango has now scored in three consecutive matches and has 15 goals scored this year.

Jesús Ferreira is not content. Ferreira has scored four goals in his last five games and hopes to make his case for league MVP. Either way, FC Dallas are capable of capitalizing on opportunities after scoring three goals in three minutes against Minnesota United in week 29 of the MLS season. Dallas will most likely come out with a 4-3-3 formation.

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Burnley Express sports editor issues football club access warning https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/burnley-express-sports-editor-issues-football-club-access-warning/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 07:16:04 +0000 https://fc-zhemchuzhina.com/burnley-express-sports-editor-issues-football-club-access-warning/ An outgoing sportswriter has warned football clubs they ‘need the local media’ as he is stepping down from the regional press after 28 years of covering the same team. Chris Boden has urged clubs, particularly those outside the Premier League, to work with their local newspapers after bidding farewell to the Burnley Express. Chris, pictured, […]]]>

An outgoing sportswriter has warned football clubs they ‘need the local media’ as he is stepping down from the regional press after 28 years of covering the same team.

Chris Boden has urged clubs, particularly those outside the Premier League, to work with their local newspapers after bidding farewell to the Burnley Express.

Chris, pictured, has covered Burnley FC for the Express since 1994, first as a reporter and more recently in his current role.

His call for a better working relationship between clubs and journalists comes after Burnley chairman Alan Pace, who has not spoken to the local press since before the end of last football season, recently said during from a Q&A with Burnley College students that “having a conversation in Tesco is just as valuable as having someone interview you”.

In a series of farewell messages on TwitterChris wrote: “I’m not at all convinced this is healthy – particularly at a club which behind the scenes has seen huge numbers of loyal, long-serving staff leaving the club since the takeover.”

He added: “Obviously I’m biased, but I strongly believe that football clubs need the local media and vice versa, especially those outside the Premier League. This has been demonstrated since the first game of this season. season, after which only locals attended press conferences.

Chris, who has supported the club since 1983 when he was eight, has reported on Burnley from over 120 stadiums for the Express.

But he also revealed that the current state of the workforce in the industry convinced him it was “time for a change”.

Chris said: “The industry has been tough for quite a while now, with staffing levels and resources trashed, and it’s not quite the job it was. So I’m off to an exciting new challenge in PR and communications, giving back my evenings and weekends.

He will now become a public relations and communications specialist with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based in Preston.

He told HTFP: “It was just time for a change, after all this time I wanted my evenings and weekends back. I have two boys aged six and three and would love to take them to football when they will be ready.

“Life in the industry has also been difficult since around 2009. We started with staff cuts back then and it only got worse over time. Staff and resources tend to go to larger centres.

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