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Canadians abroad: April 29 - May 5, 2005


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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, April 30

7:30 PM on FSWC — United States: MLS

New England (Felix Brillant Jr.) vs. Chivas USA

Monday, May 2

3:30 PM on Bell ExpressVu PPV — Portugal: Superliga

Guimarães vs. Penafiel (Fernando Aguiar)

Guidelines for this thread

[*]In this thread post match updates on all Canadians abroad for April 29 - May 5, 2005.

[*]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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Canadian Patrice Bernier Rated by Norwegian National Coach

Norwegian National Team coach, Age Hareide, says that Bernier is the best foreigner in the Norwegian league and that it's too bad he's not Norwegian. Hareide also compares him to Chelsea's Makelele:

Hyller utlendingene

- og Bernier er den Hareide mener er best

Utlendingene herjer i norsk fotball - og her er den Åge Hareide mener er aller best: Tromsøs Patrice Bernier (25).


FÅR SKRYT: TILs Patrice Bernier. Foto: Scanpix

VG Nett følger:



Landslagssjefen mener kanadieren er så god at han sammenligner ham med Chelseas midtbaneterrier Claude Makelele.


- Han er Norges svar på Makelele. Bernier er sterkt undervurdert. Det er synd han er kanadier, ellers hadde han vært med på det norske landslaget, sier landslagssjefen.


Tiden da middels gode utlendinger hevet høye lønninger uten å prege eliteserien er definitivt forbi. I øyeblikket finnes det over et dusin meget gode spillere som dominerer norsk fotball.


Tre av de fem spillerne som oppnådde 7 poeng på VG-børsen i første serierunde er importert: Oluwasegun Abiodun, Bala Garba og Paul Scharner.


- En berikelse


Fra før har allerede folk som Bernier, Robbie Winters (årets spiller i VG i fjor), Olivier Occean, Karim Essediri, Ali Al-Habsi, Brian West, Arni Gautur Arason, Christoffer Andersson, Steven Lustü, Mika Koppinen, Markus Ringberg og Jan Michaelsen gjort seg solid bemerket.


I år får trolig også spillere som Stefan Ishizaki, John Obi Mikel og Somen A. Tchoyi sitt gjennombrudd.


- De er en berikelse for eliteserien, konstaterer Åge Hareide.


Han vil ikke si at de 80 utlendingene utgjør en for stor andel av toppseriespillerne.


- Vi kan ikke sutre over at det er gode utlendinger i norsk fotball. De er med på å heve nivået. Men det gjør også at vi må bli enda bedre på å dyrke frem gode norske spillere. Vi må jobbe mer med å få frem talentene, sier landslagssjefen.




Patrice Bernier er smigret over å høre at Hareide mener han er den beste utlendingen.


- Hils landslagstreneren og si takk! Jeg kan ikke si at jeg angrer på at jeg reiste til Norge, sier Bernier.


Etter å ha dominert for Moss i 1. divisjon tok han i fjor høst nivået i eliteserien lekende lett. 25-åringen mener Norge er et godt førstesteg for spillere fra mindre fotballnasjoner.


- Alle drømmer om å spille i toppligaene, men dit hentes først de beste brasilianerne, argentinerne og europeerne, sier Bernier - som håper suksessen i Norge kan bringe ham videre etter hvert.

(VG 14.04.05 kl. 06:38)

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Reports of Bircham's death were somewhat premature.

QPR: 'No easy ride for Forest'

203 words

29 April 2005

Nottingham Evening Post




© 2005 Nottingham Evening Post

Forest can expect no favours at Loftus Road, according to QPR skipper Kevin Gallen.

Rangers have little to play for in their remaining games but, though Gallen admits it would be sad to see the Reds drop into League One, he believes they have to do their bit for other strugglers.

Forest have already won 3-0 at Loftus Road in the FA Cup and beat Rangers 2-1 at the City Ground earlier in the season.

He said: "I think Forest are a big club and they make this league more special. We played in front of 30,000 there this season and you'd rather that than play in front of 6,000.

"But the other teams in the relegation scrap expect us to try our hardest and we have a duty to do so."

Marc Bircham looks set to be fit for the Rangers midfield after making a quick recovery from a foot injury.

Paul Furlong is still struggling with a hamstring injury.

Winger Gareth Ainsworth is almost certain to be missing with a knee injury.

QPR (from): Rossi, Bignot, Padula, ****tu, Santos, Bircham, Miller, Cook, Rowlands, Gallen, Thorpe, Furlong, day, Cureton, Bean, Rose.

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In the English Championship, Devos plays 90 as Ipswich wins 5-1 over Crewe, Simpson comes on in the 90th minute of a 1-0 Millwall victory over Sheffield United, and Pesch scores in the 63rd minute of a 6-2 Derby loss to Coventry.

As noted by sstackho, Marc Bircham returned and scored in the 51st minute, though he did so for QPR rather than Millwall ;)

In the Premiership, Brennan doesn't get a look in Norwich's 4-3 loss to Southampton, which should guarantee Norwich's relegation next year. Radz goes 63 minutes in Fullham's 2-0 upset of Everton.

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English Round up


Fulham 2-0 Everton

Big win, Fulham are safe

Radz plays 63

Norwich 3-4 Southampton

Big Loss, Norwich in the drop zone

No sign of Brennan


Ipswich 5-1 Crewe

Big win, Ipswich are level on 84 points with Wigan now

De Vos plays 90

Derby 2-6 Coventry

Big loss, Derby need a point to clinch a play off spot

Pesch comes on in the 30th minute and scores in the 63rd minute in the last ever game at Highfield Road

Milwall 1-0 Sheffield United

Big Win, Sheffield are all but eliminated from the playoffs

Simpson comes on in the 90th minute

No sign off Serioux

League One (firday)

Tranmere 1-0 Port Vale

Hume plays 90

League Two

Bury 1-0 Notts County

No sign of Dunfield

Championship standings with one game left

Pts GD

1st Sunderland 91 34

2nd Wigan 84 42

3rd Ipswich 84 29

4th Preston 75 11

5th Derby 73 9

6th West Ham 70 9

7th Reading 70 9

8th Sheffield 67 3

Sunderland are champions, they finish against Stoke

Wigan play Reading while

Ipswich play Brighton

Preston and Derby play each other

West Ham faces Watford

Sheffield face Wolves and will need a romp to build up there goal difference coupled by two big losses by West Ham and Reading.

Ipswich have the easier game on paper and they need reading to do them a favour because if both win Wigan wil go up on goal difference.

Derby need a win or a tie or for one of West Ham or Reading to fail to win to make the playoffs.

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Thursday 28 April 2005

Bryco Cup Final

Hampton & Richmond Borough 1-3 Slough Town

Elliott Godfrey played the entirety of a physical cup final that saw several red cards. A fan's (poor) photo gallery: http://hamptonfc.co.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=17

Saturday 30 April 2005

Tonbridge Angels 3-2 Hampton & Richmond Borough

Hampton lost today at already-relegated Tonbridge, and thus slipped out of the final play-off qualification spot on the last day of the season - by goal difference.

All Hampton needed was a single point from the match in order to make the play-offs. After having fallen 2-0 at the half, Hampton bravely battled back by scoring two quick goals - only to concede the match winner soon after.

To put a slight sparkle on the match, Elliott Godfrey did score from a volley.

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More Canadians in action today:

Paul Stalteri played the entire match as Werder Bremen beat Arminia Bielefeld 3-0 in Germany today. The win keeps Bremen's chances of playing in next years Champions League alive.

Mike Klukowski came on in the 80th minute as FC Brugge defeated Mouscron 1-0 in Belgium today.

Kevin McKenna was nowhere to be seen in Hearts 0-0 tie with Motherwell in the SPL today.

Richard Hastings played the entire match as ICT lost to Kilmarnock 2-1 in the SPL today. Rhian Dodds did not get off the bench for Kilmarnock.

Daniel Imhof appears to be hurt, missing his second game in a row for St. Gallen, as they lost today to FC Aarau 3-1 in Switzerland today.

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quote:Originally posted by Massive Attack

Mike Klukowski came on in the 80th minute as FC Brugge defeated Mouscron 1-0 in Belgium today.

I noticed that this win gives Brugge an 8-point lead over Anderlecht, with 3 matches to play, so Brugge will almost definitely be Belgian Champs and Champions League participants next season.

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Stephen Ademolu opens the scoring as his Trelleborg defeats IFK Norrköping 3-0. He also finds time to pick up a yellow card. Trelleborg is now at the top of the table, but it is still early days.

Tyler Hughes has been on the injury list for Östers IF since before the start of the season, but will play with the reserves tomorrow monday. Meanwhile, Öster is doing good without him, defeating Brommapojkarna 4-1 today, and now sitting 2nd in the table.

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Tooting & Mitcham United 2-0 Bashley

Mika Dronyk came into Bashley's last match of the season in the 22nd minute, replacing an injured teammate. Dronyk unfortunately lost possession deep in his own territory late in the first half, which resulted in a goal for Tooting. Match report here: http://www.geocities.com/bash_net/tootingvsbash2005.htm

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quote:Originally posted by jonovision

Marco Reda plays 90 minutes for AaB in a 2-4 win away at Herfolge BK. He gets three mentions in the match report (via www.aabsport.dk), but I'm not sure if they're good or bad.

Herfølge - AaB Aalborg 2-4 (1-3)

1-0: Poul Hübertz (8.)

1-1: Simon Bræmer (20.)

1-2: Simon Bræmer (36.)

1-3: Matthias Lindström (40.)

Peter Gravesen, miss penalty (70.)

1-4: Thomas Augustinussen (80.)

2-4: Poul Hübertz (90.)

Match stats/info:



Marco Reda had replaced an injured Norwegian international, Trond Andersen, in central defence for this match...

It seem to have been a very tough fight, since Reda almost got knocked out reciving a cut on his forehead in a clash of heads, when Reda was trying to clear a ball in a close fight with fellow Canadian, Charles Gebeke (Herfølge) in the 3rd minute... Reda then played the rest of the match with a bandage around his head.

Reda also made a rather clumsy penalty on a Herfølge player with around 20 minutes left of the match, but the Herfølge midfielder, Peter Gravesen (younger brother of Thomas Gravesen at Real Madrid), shamelessly miss his chance to score...

Reda has had some trouble getting in the starting 11 at AaB... No doubt he has played well and looked very solid in the other games he has played so far for the club, but it's tough for him to compete with a player like Trond Andersen who has won 37 caps for Norway and the other spot in central defence belongs to the excellent playing Danish U19 NT defender, Michael Jakobsen, who AaB signed from PSV Eindhoven in the winter break. despite Jakobsens young age he has been absolutely brilliant, also scoring the two first goals in last weeks away win against Randers..

On the positive side, then ther is only 8 games left of this season and Trond Andersen has not renewed his contract with AaB and seem on his way to FC Copenhagen, which leaves a spot open for Reda next season... I'm sure he was signed for this purpose, since Michael Jakobsen is very young and need a more experienced and clever playing partner with vision just like Reda, in central defence...


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Pat Onstad and Dwayne DeRosario both played the entire match as San Jose tied Salt Lake 2-2 on Saturday.

Felix Brillant must still be hurt as he did not take part in New England's 1-0 win over Chivas on Saturday.

Rocco Placentino played the entire match as Cavese could only manage a 0-0 tie with last place Nocerina in Serie C2C on Sunday. Rocco picked up a yellow card, and was named Cavese's best player by datasport.it. Cavese are in a play-off spot, but with their current form, they seem to have little hope of promotion, after having led C2C most of the season.

Julian Uccello played the entire match as Savona lost 1-0 to Orbassano in Serie D Girone A on Sunday.

David Masciantonio played the entire match as Monterotondo defeated Sorianese 1-0 in Serie D Girone E on Sunday. David scored the match winner in the 77th minute.

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Originally posted by Bluemaster - 05/02/2005 : 12:12:48</u>

Last match was a draw 1-1, and a new match where Occean played well (6/10) but did not score. He worked hard, and he is strong with the ball. He had 14 goals laste year, but only one so far this season. Just waiting for him to really start this year scoring account.

Some pictures from the match:


And some moving pictures, but this time without to much of Occean:


Next macth is already at thursday this week, hopefully Occean scores one or two.

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