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Sorry for the non-update on Tuesday. My computer is acting up again.
Friday February 26th, 1999
In the starting lineup...
Dwight Yorke and Manchester United will take on Southampton on Saturday. Last weekend they found it tough going against a Conventry side but still emerged 1-0 victors to stay on top of the premeirship table.

After this weekend's encounter they will play Inter Milan at Old Trafford on Wednesday in European Championship action. It was supposed to be Ronaldo vs Yorke, however the Brazilian is out with an injury.

At West Ham, Shaka Hislop will start against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. Last week West Ham tied Liverpool 2-2.

In Scotland, Russell Latapy and Hibernian will be looking for a "lucky 13" wins in a row when they face Ayr United. Last weekend, Latapy help setup Hibernain's first goal versus Falkirck in a 2-1 win.

Marvin Andrews and Raith Rovers will face Airdire. Last week Andrews was named man of the match in Raith encounter with Ayr United. They lost that game 4-2.

In Portugal, Leonson Lewis and E.Amadora will face Rio Ave. Last week they lost 3-0.

Finally, the national under 23 squad will face St. Vincent in a Olympic qualifyer in Port of Spain. They should go through after defeating St. Vincent 5-1 last month.

Friday February 19th, 1999
T&T to play club instead.
T&T will now play Nexaca of the Mexican first division instead of the Mexican national team. The game is scheduled for March 28th in Port of Spain.

This should come as no surprise to many for once again we look like idiots. It seems that the top brass of the TTFF are incapable of arranging a international friendly without Jack Warner. Nexaca is a good team with many national stars. However there is a difference between a national team and a club team. I guess there is no other country in the world that could come to Trinidad and play the national team.

Just a little note to remember, this time next year the Gold Cup will be in full swing in either Miami, Los Angeles or San Diego.

Yorke to bolt to England?

Dwight Yorke in a English uniform? Well according to newspaper reports coming out of England Dwight Yorke has applied for a British passport and the FA are seeking to line him up for England. However, that will be extremely difficult because under Fifa rules, once a player represents his country in a full international he cannot play for another nation.

Apparently, the FA are looking into a loop hole that could have Yorke play for England. Should this ever happen in a million years, it will open a can of worms that will not easily be closed. Disgruntled players could switch sides like they change there undershirts.

One example where this rule change could affect a nation's players is in Spain where immigration laws allows any person born on the South American continent to be considered Spanish citizens.

Tuesday February 16th, 1999
Under 17's suffer big.
Once again folks we are seeing the continuation of a trend. For months now we have known about the Under 17 tournament in El Salvador. Infact we know from the internet and other tools when and where future tournaments will be held. Yet the TTFF still feel content on sending ill-prepared teams of red, white and black to not only embarrass themselves but a nation as well. This was the case of the Under 17 team and soon to be the Olympic squad.

The national Under 17's were outdone by three factors, first better prepared teams in Mexico, El Salvador and Canada. Secondly, by just five weeks of practise and thirdly by an administration so intent on bowing to the needs of one man that they cannot tell their asses from there heads. Folks, I have reached a point where I am so fustrated that in the coming weeks I will be requesting that the TTFF become more accountable by enlisting your help.

The national under 17 team suffered some big loses in a bid to qualify for the World Youth Cup in New Zealand. They last Wednesday they opened the tournament with a 6-1 lost to host El Salvador. On Friday they lost to Mexico 6-2 and Sunday they continued there trend with a 6-0 lost to Canada.

Lets see what the TTFF has to say about this. In there twisted logic they would look at the two goals against Mexico as something to build on. Wow!

ManU progress in FA cup.

I want to apologise to you folks who were expecting Manchester United versus Arsenal. I read the schedule wrong.

Andy Cole powered Manchester United to a 1-0 win over Fulham on Sunday. That win propelled them into the FA Cup quaterfinals. Clint Marcelle and Barnsley also advanced with a 4-1 win over Bristol Rovers.

Manchester United are schedule to play Chelsea on March 6th. Barnsley will play the winner of the Tottenham-Leeds United replay.

In other action, Shaka Hislop and West Ham defeated Nottingham Forrest 2-1 in the Premeirship.

Tommorow Manchester Uinted will face Arsenal in what will definately be the game of the week.

Friday February 12th, 1999

In the starting lineup...

Dwight Yorke and ManU will face Arsenal in the game of the week. Shaka Hislop and West Ham will face Nottingham Forrest.

In the English first division, Clint Marcelle and Barnsley will face Norwich. Tony Rougier and Port Vale will face Woverhampton.

In the Scottish First division, both Russell Latapy and Marvin Andrews are off this weekend.

In Portugal, Leonson Lewis and E.Amadorra will face Sporting Lisbon.

Finally, to all of you in T&T, have a safe Carnival. I will have to wait until October to go to Miami to really enjoy mine.

Tuesday February 9th, 1999
Yorke scores two in ManU romp.
Just when you would think two  goals each from Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke would be enough to win a game; four goals inside of ten minutes by Solskjaer powered  Manchester United to a impressive 8-1 romp over Nottingham Forrest.

Yorke scored in the 2nd and 66th minutes to give Man U a 4-1 lead. The day must have seen short for Yorke and Cole but a long one for the porus defense of Forrest. The win cemented Manchester United to the top of the table with 46 points.

The two goals by Yorke comes after his single effort versus Derby County late last week. ManU won that game 1-0.

Those three goals pushed Yorke's tally to 21 goals. He has 15 from league play that ties him with Aloisi of Coventry City. Yorke was also named English Premeirship player of the month of January.

In other league action Shaka Hislop and West Ham got shelled 4-0 by Arsenal.

Latapy scores but...

Talk about bitter-sweet. Russell Latapy and Hibernian continued there good run in Scottish first division action on Saturday with a Hibs 2-0 win over Stranraer. That win pushed Hibernian's unbeaten run to 20 games.

Despite the win they are still smarting from a 2-1 lost late last week which bounced them out of the Scottish Cup. The only goal came from Latapy just before the half-hour mark. The goal was Latapy's third goal of the year. Latapy was named Scottish First division player of the month for January.

In other news, Marvin Andrews scored his first goal of the season for Raith Rovers in there encounter with St. Mirren. He rose above the St. Mirren defenders to put away the only goal for Raith on Saturday. Despite the score the Raith defense let in three other goals to fall 3-1.

Tuesday February 2nd, 1999
Yorke heads way to Premiership lead.
Call him Mr. 89 minutes. Last week Dwight Yorke scored the crucial goal in Manchester United's FA cup game with Liverpool. This week with a certain tie in the cards with Charlton Dwight Yorke rose above the heads of Charlton defenders to score the only goal of the game.

The goal and most importantly the win by Manchester put them on the top of the table with 44 points one point ahead of Chelsea and Aston Villa. The score by Yorke pushed him into a three way tie in the scoring race with 18 goals that includes one FA cup goal and five European goals. He is also in a three way tie for most league goals with 12.

In other news, Shaka Hislop and West Ham tied Wimbleton 0-0.

In the English first division, the dismay continues for Tony Rougier and Port Vale. They lost to Ipswich Town 1-0. Clint Marcelle did not start for Barnsley as they took on Oxford United. Barnsley lost 1-0.

Latapy and Hibs continue good run.

Russell Latapy and Hibernian continue there good run. They defeated rivals Airdrie 4-1 to extend  there unbeaten run to twenty games. They currently have a stranglehold on first place and it seems only a matter of time before they gain promotion.

The only thing in there minds should be the Scottish FA cup. They have a replay encounter with Stirling Albion tonight with a chance to move into the sweet sixteen. Should they win they will face Motherwell.

In other action, Marvin Andrews was named man of the match in Raith's encounter with Clydebank. Raith won the game 2-1.

Lewis gets last laugh.

Leonson Lewis made good this weekend. He scored in E.Amadorra's encounter with Chaves. Chaves was Lewis' former team. The goal was his third of the season. The win moves Amadorra into fifth place with 33 points.