Friday, November 11, 2011

Philippine U23 First win!! Wikings take

XI against Vietnam *

After suffering through two awful defeats, the Philippines finally won one to salvage some ounce of pride. I had to admit I was expecting the worst. After all, Matthew Hartmann, our team Captain put it upon himself to abandon ship before the ship even sank! Though of course I am not privy to the true state of affairs between him and the coaching crew, it still begs the question, why would you leave your team? You are the Captain and as far as I know, the coach did not take it away from him before he left. Another issue was that supposedly one or both of the brothers had their girlfriends stay at the same hotel which was a violation of team policy. One would think a young team like that would just tuck tail and run, or worse have parts of the team siding with the coaches and another with the affected brother/brothers. So this was the situation confronting my young Azkals before the game.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MATCH REPORT: Jerry Lucena/AGF Aarhus/Superliga, Denmark(1st Tier)

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Nov 8 2011 SønderjyskE  1-1  AGF

It was a minor upset for Jerry Lucenas' AGF when the 9th ranked SønderjyskE forced a draw with them. Though they were playing an away game the obviously more skillful team of Lucenas' struck first in the 16th minute. No team scored in regulation time after this.

In both halves, AGF had plenty of chances when attacking though finishing was not good at all. To be fair, AGF played with no less than 5 players who are coming from injury or have not practice for a time. Perhaps because of this the offense, though aggressive, could not finish with a goal. In injury time SønderjyskE with the home pitch advantage and a little luck scored a very late goal(90+4) to spoil AGF's apparent victory.

MATCH REPORT: Jason De Jong/Jong FC Dordrecht(or youth/reserve), Netherlands(youth league)

South East Asian games
Nov 8 2011  Jong FC Dordrecht  1-3  Jong VVV Venlo

Jason de Jong's youth team battles Venlo in a home game and loses another one. It's not getting any better for the 'sheepshead' as they lose badly at home, outscore 3 to 1. In their youth league, after 9 games, they are 6th and last place. They have a record of 1 win, 7 loss, 1 draw. They are tied for last in goals scored with 11 and leads the league in goals allowed with 23, an average of over 2 a game. No other game information has been released.

MATCH REPORT: Rob Gier/Ascot United/Uhlsport Premier League, United Kingdom(9th tier)

Nov 8 2011 Wokingham & Emmbrook  2-2  Ascot United

Rob's Ascot U played an away game against the 16th place team and comes home with a draw. The Yellamen has not lost in 5 league games. The home team scored first at the 17th minute. Ascot U would finally hit back when at the 36th minute a ball from a deflected free kicked landed by the foot of an Ascot fullback who subsequently found the back of the net for a 1-1 tie which would hold until the end of the half.

MATCH REPORT: Neil Etheridge/Fulham FC/Barclay's Premier League, UK(1st Tier)

Nov 7 2011 Fulham  1-3  Tottenham Hotspur

Neil's Fulham FC plays storied Tottenham Hotspur at home and loses 3-1. Unforseen but Fulham, at times had the Hotspur's on its back foot as they relentlessly attacked the net. Despite this, Tottenham went ahead 0-2 in the first half with scores at 10 and 45+1 minutes.

MATCH REPORT: Paul Mulders/ADO Den Haag/Eredivisie, Netherlands(1st Tier)

Paul Mulders at left
Nov 6 2011 AZ  3-0  ADO Den Haag

Paul's ADO Den Haag plays against the very tough first place team, Alkmaar Zaanstreek and looses 3 to 0. AZ scored quickly against ADO's defense when in the 11th minute, they found the back of the net. The first place home team never allowed ADO much chances in offense as ADO or the "Hague" could only manage one really good attempt at goal in the 41st minute.

MATCH REPORT: Jacques Van Bossche/Standaard Wetteren/Second Division League, Belgium(2nd Tier)

JvB in the South East Asian games
Nov 6 2011 Eendracht Aalst  1-0  Standaard Wetteren

There is no end in sight for Standaard Wetteren's futile play as it loses another close game. In a match where SW generally played better than the 6th ranked home team, their ineffective offense was once again the culprit in this disappointing loss. In the last 5 league games, SW has scored a total of only 2 goals.

MATCH REPORT: Dennis Cagara/Lyngby BK/Superliga, Denmark(1st Tier)

Dennis against Singapore
Nov 6 2011 København  3-0  Lyngby

Dennis' 'Royal Blues' took on the best and lost, but they played very well against the home team in the first half. With Lyngbys starting  goal keeper back and a few tweaks with its personnel, Dennis and his team traveled to hostile territory. Surprisingly the team played very well as it blanked the opponent and caused them concern from Lyngby's speedy strikers.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

MATCH REPORT: Jeffrey Christiaens/KM Torhout/Third Division League, Group A, Belgium(3rd tier)

Jeffrey battling with the Vietnamese
Nov 6 2011  Torhout  3-0  Verviers

Jeffrey C's KM Torhout shows its dominance against a 3rd division minnow, as it wins handily 3-0 at home. Torhout scored first at the 29th minute and 4 minutes later another goal  to make it 2-0 for Jeffrey's team.

MATCH REPORT: Carli de Murga/Racing Portuense/Tercera Division, Spain(4th Tier)

Carli #14 in the LTC 2011
Nov 6 2011  Racing Portuense  0-1  Marinaleda

Carli's RC Portuense loses to the last place team in its league and falls ever closer to the relegation zone. The home game started poorly for RCP as it was outplayed in the first half, and even its own coach stating that this game was "the worst of the season". Despite this, at the end of the1st half the score was tied 0-0.

MATCH REPORT: Kevin Ingreso/Hamburger SV/1.Bundesliga, Germany(1st Tier)

Hamburger SV
Nov 6 2011  Bayer Leverkusen  2-2  Hamburger SV

HSV played catch up and managed to tie the superior home team, Bayer Leverkusen. The home team, with goals in the 5th and 20th minutes clearly dominated early. With an HSV goal at the 34th minute, HSV went to the end of the first half down by one goal.

MATCH REPORT: Roland Müller/MSV Duisburg/2.Bundesliga, Germany(2nd Tier)

Roland and JvB vs Vietnam(SEAG)
Nov 6 2011  Alemannia Aachen  2-2  MSV Duisburg

The last place home team meets Roland's second to last place team resulting in a predictable draw. Both teams are battling for their lives as every point now counts for these 2.Bundesliga minnows. The home team took the lead at 5 minutes but the Zebras tied the game at the 29th. The end of the first half saw the score tied at 1-1.

MATCH REPORT: Manny Ott/Ingolstadt II/Regionalliga Sud(south), Germany(4th Tier)

Manny vs Vietnam(SEAG)
Nov 6 2011  Ingolstadt II  1-0  Bayern München II

Manny Ott's young Schanzers continue its winning ways as it defeats Bayern München II at home 1 to 0. The first half saw both teams blanked, but the fireworks had just began in this game.

MATCH REPORT: Mark Drinkuth/DJK Agon 08 Dü-dorf/Bezirksliga Group 1, Germany(8th Tier)

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Nov 6 2011  DJK Agon 08 Dü-dorf  1-1  FC Büderich

Mark Drinkuth's DJK Agon moves relentlessly up the rankings as it earns a point to tie FC Büderich. DJK Agon, the most prolific scoring team in this league had a sub par offensive output, nevertheless its defense came through to tie the game for the home team. The first half scoring started at the very first minute with FC Büderich shocking the home team. It was only 38 minutes later when DJK Agon managed to tie the game.

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