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Canadians abroad: December 17-23, 2004


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Canadians abroad on TV this week

Notes: This list may be incomplete or inaccurate. Generally only premiere broadcasts are listed (in particular, FSWC repeats are not listed). All broadcasts are live unless otherwise noted. All times are EDT.

Saturday, December 18

10:00 AM on Sportsnet — England: Premier League

Chelsea vs. Norwich (Jim Brennan)

4:15 PM on Bell ExpressVu PPV — Portugal: Superliga

Benfica vs. Penafiel (Fernando Aguiar)

[Also possible video Webcast from TVi]

Monday, December 20

3:00 PM on FSWC — England: Premier League

Charlton vs. Fulham (Tomasz Radzinski)

Guidelines for this thread

[*]In this thread post match updates on all Canadians abroad for December 17-23, 2004.

[*]If you find updates posted in some other thread or on the other Voyageurs forum then post them here as well, but be sure to credit the original poster.

[*]If there is news that is particularly significant (eg. someone scores a big goal, someone gets injured, etc.) then feel free to begin a new thread on that topic in order to draw greater attention or start a discussion, but also post that news here.

[*]Some comments on news posted in this thread are okay, but let's not let this thread go off into a long discussion. If the news already appears in another thread (as per the previous bullet) then post your comments in that other thread, otherwise if you want to say something significant or if it is likely to generate replies then begin a new thread.

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Julian Uccello will be returning to Toronto and looking forward to finshing his first have of his season with an important game on tap this weekend at home agaisnt 2nd place team Cossatese.

Currently the team health situation is not very good as 4 of the 11 starters will be out for this game due to injuries and call ups from the Savona club berretti squad is certain and will hopefully help the cause.

In speaking to Julian yesterday it appears to be very happy of his return back to Toronto on the 21st and is looking forward to meeting his family and friends and some snow! He hopes that he can help the cause on sunday and his trip to Toronto will be on a positive note going into the second half of the season in early January.

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Bircham plays the full 90 as QPR lose to Reading by 1-0.

No sign of Brennan again as Norwich lose 4-0 to Chelsea.

Pesch, as mentioned, scores in the 62nd at Plymouth, plays 90 and Derby run out 2-0 winners.

Iain Hume also gets in 90. But don't think he enjoyed it. Tranmere are destroyed 6-1 at Hull City.

Mark Rogers plays 90 as well, but adds a 10th minute yellow to his collection. Stevenage win 3-0 at Burton Albion.

Lars still Superglued to the bench as Dundee United lose 1-0 at Celtic.

Richard Hastings makes a token appearance in the 90th minute as Inverness beat Motherwell 2-1 at Fir Park.

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Since we've got a Conference result in there (Mark Rogers) I might as well add that Gordon Chin entered in the 63rd minute for Halifax in a 0-0 draw with Forest Green.

Peschisolido actually only got 87 minutes, not 90, but who's counting?

In the Tranmere match, both of Rovers' keepers were injured in the first half, meaning an outfield player was between the pipes for the final 45 minutes.

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I went down to Hampton & Richmond Borough FC today and saw them and Elliott Godfrey beat Eastleigh 5-1 in the Ryman Premier.

A crazy match. Three red cards, plenty of penalties (including some taken by the 'keepers), stamping, physical and verbal abuse, etc.

Godfrey had a decent game, picking up a yellow card. He's no longer being used as a striker, but rather as a rovering midfielder/forward who's all over the bloody place, usually trying to feed the strikers. He tends to walk or jog about, reserving his strength for key moments (much like Radzinski).

Very adept as passing, and usually takes most of HRBFC's corners and throw-ins. Godfrey almost had an assist from a wicked curling corner, but the inept Hampton striker hit it high from literally one yard out!

I managed to get a few photos, which I'll post later. Mostly crap, as I missed most of the first half (thanks entirely to the girlfriend), and the sunlight over here is gone by 4:00pm in the winter.

Put up a Canada and Ontario flag and sang a couple of songs at the match, which brought a large smirk over Godfrey's face.

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Pesch and Rasiak hailed as best partnership in the division by plymouth boss.

Match report from the afternoon away win versus Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle manager Bobby Williamson paid tribute to Derby matchwinner Paul Peschisolido and his strike partner Grzegorz Rasiak after the Pilgrims slumped to a second successive defeat.

Canadian international Peschisolido masterminded the Rams' raid as Derby snatched all three points with a goal early in each half.

The first, after eight minutes, was an unfortunate own goal by luckless Pilgrims centre-back Graham Coughlan, who turned Peschisolido's cross into his own net; the second, in the 62nd minute, was an exquisite finish from the Canadian international.

"The scoreline was a fair scoreline," Williamson admitted. "Credit to Derby. The two lads up front was probably the best pairing I've seen in this division so far.

"Their linkage was great and their movement was very, very good and they worked very hard for the team.

"I'm as disappointed as the next man who supports Argyle.

"We had good chances and, if we had taken them, it might have put a different reflection on the game, but we've been saying this for a few weeks now. I seem to be repeating myself on a weekly basis."

Derby boss George Burley confessed that he was enjoying his side's current run, which included a derby victory over Nottingham Forest last week.

He said: "Our last two performances – the Forest game and today – have been outstanding. I can't ask any more of the players, and I have enjoyed watching the team at times and that is good for the manager.

"Some of our stuff in the second half would have caused most teams problems."

Derby were lucky to remain ahead after Coughlan's own goal when Argyle forward Micky Evans spurned a free header six yards from goal after being teed up by David Norris.

However, after Peschisolido's second, Argyle were forced to open up and Derby had several chances to increase their winning margin, with Argyle goalkeeper Romain Larrieu needing to be in outstanding form to deny Rasiak and substitute March Reich.

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Pesch is man of the match.



356 words

19 December 2004

The Sunday Mirror



© 2004 Mirror Group Ltd

PLYMOUTH.......0 DERBY..............2 Coughlan (og) 9, Peschisolido 62

GEORGE BURLEY refused to back his Derby side as Championship play-off contenders after Paul Peschisolido sank Plymouth.

Burley hailed his side"s second-half display as "excellent" after Derby continued their rise up the table.

Peschisolido profited from some festive spirit when home defender Graham Coughlan turned in his ninth-minute cross.

The Canadian then finished off a fine move with a neat finish on 62 minutes when he skipped past keeper Romain Larrieu.

But Burley said: "We have got a small squad and need to keep our fingers crossed we don"t get too many players injured.

"We have not got the back-up. We have got some quality but I don"t think the squad is strong enough.

"But we are not giving in. That was our fifth away victory of the season.

"I don"t think they had a chance in the second half and we played some excellent stuff with good movement and possession.

"We are a much better team than we were last season when we were in the bottom three. I said at the start of the season we can finish in the top half and I still think that. That would be a real improvement."

Bobby Williamson was left to rue missed chances - veteran striker Mickey Evans missed a hat-trick of first-half opportunities - and marvel at Derby"s strike-force.

The Argyle boss said: "We had a few chances and if we had taken them it would"ve been a different outcome, but I seem to be saying that every week."MAN OF THE MATCH


Sharp and made most of the chances that came his way.

PLYMOUTH: Larrieu 6, Worrell 6 (Gudjonsson 5), Doumbe 6, Coughlan 6, Gilbert 6, Norris 7, Wotton 7, Friio 7, Capaldi 7, Evans 6, Crawford 7.

DERBY: Camp 6, Jackson 7, Kenna 6, Huddlestone 7, Johnson 6, Bisgaard 7, Taylor 6, Kaku 6, Smith 7 (Reich 7), PESCHISOLIDO 8, Rasiak 7.

MANAGERS: Williamson 5; Burley 7

REFEREE: T Kettle 6

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Guest Jeffery S.

Fernando Aguiar played 90 in his return to Benfica's stadium with Penafiel. They lost 1-0 and are glued at 17 points, but clear of relegation threat still. They'll do well to stay up considering how small the town is.

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quote:Originally posted by jonovision

In the Leeds - Millwall match, Adrian Serioux entered as a substitute in the 84th minute with his team down 1-0. Millwall tied up the match 2 minutes later on a penalty.

Josh Simpson wasn't dressed for the match.

Word is that it was Serioux's throw into the box that drew the penalty.

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quote:Originally posted by El Hombre

Word is that it was Serioux's throw into the box that drew the penalty.

From the match report on Soccernet:

Leeds were effectively undone by long-throw specialist Adrian Serioux, who had only been on the field one minute as a replacement for Marvin Elliott, when he delivered one of his long bombs.

It caused panic in the Leeds defence, resulting in John Oster bringing down Paul Ifill to give away the spot-kick.

Up stepped Morris to send Neil Sullivan the wrong way, with the midfielder punching the air in delight on numerous occasions as he embarked on a 70-yard run, to the fury of the Leeds fans who responded with a caustic chant.

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quote:Originally posted by Timotas

Why doesn't Simpson barely play anymore, let alone dress for the match? And why doesn't Serioux ever start?

Maybe codegoat can confirm, but I think that Millwall probably feel that Josh needs a bit of a rest.

Many Millwall fans have said that he looked quite sluggish in his last couple of matches. I suspect we'll see him back over the holiday period.

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quote:Originally posted by Can. in UK

Maybe codegoat can confirm, but I think that Millwall probably feel that Josh needs a bit of a rest.

Many Millwall fans have said that he looked quite sluggish in his last couple of matches. I suspect we'll see him back over the holiday period.

Also, for the first time in a very long time Millwall have no injuries. It's probably just a numbers game right now for the bench.

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Last game in Italy before the break for a couple of Canadians:

Rocco Placentino plays 70 minutes as Cavese lose 2-0 at home to promotion rivals Giuliano on Sunday. Cavese had 2 players sent off, but the 2 goals were already scored. Rocco received a 5 rating, which is a rather poor rating in Italy. Serie C2C will resume on January 6th.

Julian Uccello plays the entire match as Savona are defeated 1-0 at home to Cossatese. Serie D Girone A resumes on January 9th. I'm not sure if Julian will go back to Italy before he reportedly plays for the U-20's

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