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- I see Caolan Lavery signed on with Sheffield Wednesday:

http://www.twtd.co.uk/news.php?storyid=20755

Former Blues youngster Caolan Lavery is joining newly-promoted Championship side Sheffield Wednesday. The 19-year-old Northern Ireland U21 international had been without a club since turning down a short-term contract with Town at the end of his extended Academy scholarship in October.

- And OH is apparently still a wanker:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2163419/Owen-**********-fast-tracked-Englands-system.html

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Let's not forget Dani Fernandes, he is now at FC Twente

Begovic signed a contract with Stoke in December which keeps him there til 2016

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Any updates on Begovic?

Depressing that so many of our defectors come from Alberta.

Must admit that living in Alberta as a newbie, Kinda doesn't make one feel that inclined to become overtly canadian.

But thats possibly due to the 'welcoming nature' of the Immigration process, rather than the intergrating with the Populace, who in the whole are teriffic!

Personally I would tell my own kids hat If they pull a National shirt at any Level, then that's them for life. No switching sides. It totally defeats the object.

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Must admit that living in Alberta as a newbie, Kinda doesn't make one feel that inclined to become overtly canadian.

But thats possibly due to the 'welcoming nature' of the Immigration process, rather than the intergrating with the Populace, who in the whole are teriffic!

Hey it is not our fault if the British education system didn't teach you how to write well enough to pass an english proficiency test! ;)

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Must admit that living in Alberta as a newbie, Kinda doesn't make one feel that inclined to become overtly canadian.

But thats possibly due to the 'welcoming nature' of the Immigration process, rather than the intergrating with the Populace, who in the whole are teriffic!

Personally I would tell my own kids hat If they pull a National shirt at any Level, then that's them for life. No switching sides. It totally defeats the object.

Hmmm.............

A survey published by Southeast NB food banks says close to 60% of clients were not born in Canada

I wonder if they cheer for Canada?

We are welcoming

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"“I don’t feel bad playing for the Czech Republic,” he says. “It has always been a dream of mine when growing up. When I was in the Czech Republic watching the World Cup, the atmosphere was so amazing and that has served as my true inspiration and my love for the game.

He is refreshingly open and honest when he says he was not contacted by Canada until after he had been approached by the Czechs.

“Once I had the Czech offer, I would not have given it up,” he says. “As long as they continue to treat me well, I would definitely stay with them."

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/soccer/Twardek+embraces+tough+road/9285577/story.html

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You forgot a real money quote of course.

"A while back, he and his mentors put together a package of videos from his time with Everton and Millwall and offered it to the powers that be with the Czech Republic U-17 national team."

So he had his mind made up before anyone contacted him?

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You forgot a real money quote of course.

"A while back, he and his mentors put together a package of videos from his time with Everton and Millwall and offered it to the powers that be with the Czech Republic U-17 national team."

So he had his mind made up before anyone contacted him?

Seriously ... Starnes has been writing about this kid from age 12, I know he has been at coaching conferences as a player where CSA coaches led the training ... he has OSA provincial coach in Ottawa who would have seen him, so quite likely the OSA and CSA folks do not think he makes the grade, if that comes back to bite them ...really do they care ?

Earl Cochrane now with CSA.. says it all TFC imcompetence promoted to the National Association... priceless as they say.

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Kris Twardek was again called up to the Czech Republic U17 team for two games against Wales. He scored in the second game as the CR tied Wales 2-2.

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Kristopher Twardek has been called up again by the Czech Republic U17 team.  They will play (and host) the elite round of qualifying against England, Albania and Italy.  The games are being played only 50km from where I live, but since they are all during the week, I am not able to make it.  

Edited by Toje

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Twardek played the first half for the Czech Republic U17 side as they lost 1-0 against England in elite round qualifiers.

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Twardek was called up to the Czech Republic U18 side.  They will be playing in a tournament here in the Czech Republic with USA, Slovakia, Japan, Ukraine and Hungary.

 

I might try to make it to one of the Czech Republic games...

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The Czech Republic U18 boys will be playing two friendly matches at home against Belgium on September 23 and 25.  Twardek was only called up to the injury reserve roster.

 

He didn't play in the tournament last month because of an injury.

Edited by Toje

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Twardek is on the 'injury replacement' roster for the Czech Republic U18 side that will play in a tournament in Turkey next week.

 

http://nv.fotbal.cz/reprezentace/reprezentace-u-18/nominace/view_nomination.php?cdruz=18&crok=14&cporn=10

Good for him. Not good enough for Canada's U20's, but atleast he has a shot at international play with a small country in Europe.

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Good for him. Not good enough for Canada's U20's, but atleast he has a shot at international play with a small country in Europe.

 

Yes, a small country, but up until recently a good team internationally.  

 

I am not defending him at all, just the country in terms of football.

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