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    let's just hope that the younghusbands will change their minds and split their time playing football and modelling. plus they need to reconcile with that player from australia whose mother hails from liloan, cebu who had a spat with the former national team coach. he's a brilliant scorer who's still in his 20's and playing pro-football in australia. he was with the team that played in panaad stadium late last year but went home when he had squable with the coach. that player can help alot with the national team mainstays like emelio caligdong, araneta, ali borromeo and more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nardy
    it is because even if we are not really that dominating in football, our national team has been more active in the international arena. And we are getting more competitive. We no longer see 20-0 scores against our teams. Our team had becoming known as a good defensive team and against stronger teams we at times force them to scoreless draws. I just wish we find more ways to score.
    now I wish the basketball NT could do also that jump, PFF is putting more effort on teams that can win more like the womens and the U-somethings team rather only on the seniors men's team. Still i couldn't imagine that we are ranked higher than Laos or Cambodia, why they could beat 5-0 in a game.
    you know why I am happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by b3lowzro
    now I wish the basketball NT could do also that jump, PFF is putting more effort on teams that can win more like the womens and the U-somethings team rather only on the seniors men's team. Still i couldn't imagine that we are ranked higher than Laos or Cambodia, why they could beat 5-0 in a game.
    The Philippines actually beat Cambodia 3-2 and lost to Laos 2-1 in friendlies last month if you look at the link provided. We also drew with Brunei and won 1-0 over East Timor earning 297.5 points in October 2008, lucky we had at least 4 friendlies in that month and with a winning record at that

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    Being a lithuanian, i rarely get to mock others when it comes to football. But seriously, 150th or whatever, cmon - nothing to be proud of

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    Kinda surprising that football crazy hongkong is just one notch ahead of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raichu08
    Kinda surprising that football crazy hongkong is just one notch ahead of us.
    well they're more crazy on dog racing and rugby.
    you know why I am happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablonis
    Being a lithuanian, i rarely get to mock others when it comes to football. But seriously, 150th or whatever, cmon - nothing to be proud of
    pablonis if you only knew from what bottomless pit our football team came from, you can really be proud of the improvement our team had in just a short span of time.

    The Azkals really gone a long way from September 2006 when the country fell to 195th on the FIFA ranking scale. To others it might not be much but after having an international record of only 23 wins and 14 draws in 179 games, our recent performance as statewd by thadzonline is such a big improvement from what we were before. Do note in 179 International matches played we were only able to score 133 goals while our opponents scored 647 goals against the Philippines.

    The German Bundesliga recently expressed its willingness to help the development of football in the country.

    Why Azkals?

    Who else but Filipino fans can think of naming a national football team from an animal as ubiquitous as a street dog?

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    Default Phil still wants to play for RP

    By Jack Biantan of http://Pinoysoccer.com

    LONDON - I was in the Philippines for a month for a holiday recently and had time to interview RP's top and controversial striker Phil Younghusband.

    Phil and his brother James did not join the RP men's football team in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup elimination round tournament in Cambodia.

    James wanted to join the tournament and went to attend the training in Laguna. He was however told to go home when he reported for training. Phil however was busy with other commitments during the tournament. But that was not the real reason why he did not go to Cambodia.

    Without the brothers, the Azkals lacked firepower and they failed to advance to the Suzuki Cup which is scheduled on December in Thailand.

    I asked Phil 12 questions and here are his answers.

    1) Are there any real offers from England?

    I've spoken to some people in England and there are a few clubs interested. Of the exact details, i am not sure, but will find out more when i arrive back in England.




    2) What do you feel about the current attention you are getting after your appearance in the Celebrity Duets?

    Ha, ha. I enjoyed my time in celebrity duets and experienced something new and different from what I am used to. I had a lot of fun and made a lot of new friends and got a little taste of show business in the Philippines. I would be lying if I said I was not enjoying the attention from fans and getting recognized and praised for something that is not my profession. It's nice to know people are supporting me and I am glad I was able to make them happy and entertain them.

    3) Will you sacrifice your soccer career for a showbiz career?

    I'm not sure yet. I am not quite ready to give up on football yet because it has been my whole life. But I will have to weigh up my options and speak to people to see which will be the best decision for my future and for my family. I would prefer be near my family rather than thousands and thousands of miles away.

    4) What is your feeling right now towards the PFF?

    Pure frustration. You hear a lot of things said about the PFF and you never know what to believe. At the end of the day, I just want them to be fair and consistent. I have never asked for any special treatment. The PFF currently owe me a sum of money. It's not about the money, its the principle because I was sent a letter prior to the tournament (AFC Challenge Cup elimination in Iloilo last May) stating the PFF will cover all my costs for flights and accommodation for the tournament. With regards to the food situation, if a Filipino comes to England and could not eat the English food, then he would be allowed to eat his own food. I only requested if I could eat different food. If they had not say order what you want, we would reinburse you, then I wouldn't have paid my own money for the food and I would have eaten the food given. Instead they did and I spent my money on food.

    5) Do you feel that you have been maltreated by the new administration?

    No I don't feel I have been maltreated. I don't want to say anything bad about the PFF because I don't know the whole truth and what goes on behind the scenes. Also, it's not my place to say but as I said before,I just want consistency and fairness towards myself and my brother. I don't want to hear false promises. I'd rather hear the blatant truth and make my decision from there.

    6) What did you feel when they (PFF) change coach Aris and then coach Norman resigned and then they replaced him with Cutillas?

    Honestly, I really liked coach Aris as a coach. He showed good knowledge and a good understanding of the game and I enjoyed playing under him so I was sad when he left. Then I played under coach Norman and I also really liked him. I liked the way he wanted the team to play although I couldn't understand his team selection. But fair enough, he was the coach. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to play under coach Cutillas. But I was actually happy when he was appointed because it's obvious he has very good knowledge and everything he says is right. Because he is European, its similar to what I am used to so I was happy to hear he was the new coach.

    7) Is there any chance for you to play for the National team again, even if they beg you?

    Of course, there is a chance. I love football and I love playing for the Philippines and representing my country. I always look forward to it, but again it's about principle. I will play again once I'm re imbursed all the money owed to me. If I let this go, whose to say they won't do it again and take advantage of me and in the end, I'm losing out. As much I love playing for the Philippines, I shouldn't have to pay money to play. That's unfair.

    8) What to you feel when people accuse you of being unpatriotic after you declined to play for the AFF elimination tournament?

    I can understand why people are saying this, but they don't know the full story. At the end of the day, I need to earn money. I can't eat into my savings all the time. So, if the offer comes along to appear in a TV show and I will receive an appearance fee or play for the Philippines, but I will have to pay. Which will i choose? It's the same as another player saying they can't play because of work or their studies. I love the Philippines and anything I do is far from unpatriotic. So to know people are saying that is difficult to take because it's far from the truth. And I did not, not play because I'm pursuing modeling or was busy with modeling.

    9) Do you want to appeal to our football leaders to fix Philippine football?

    I will do as much as I can to make football better in the Philippines. I love football and I love the Philippines so I will appeal and ask anyone for their input and support in Philippine football. It has so much potential and the standard has improved a lot since when I first arrived. It can only get better.

    10) Is there any hope for Philippine football?

    Of course there is hope. But as iv said time and time again, it wont happen over night, unless someone with massive resources comes in and invests in Philippine football. There is always going to be politics, but it needs someone to take hold of it and sort out all the unwanted burdens. On the pitch is definitely improving. And if we keep going and keep playing, we can only go upwards. Just need to be given the chance to play regular games against good competition and that comes from behind the scenes.

    11) If there is a change of leadership in the PFF who do you want to rule the sport?

    I want someone with a lot of money because then to them it's not about making money, it's about choosing the right ways to invest the money in making football bigger. Someone, like Roman Abramovich. (lol)

    12) Who do you want to coach the Azkals?

    I'm not sure whether the coach should be foreign or not. I would like a Filipino manager, but are there any that meet the criteria the Philippines need. We need someone with experience, a good level of knowledge and good player management. I would like Jose Mourinho in an ideal world, but as long as the manager can bring success, I don't mind.
    a sad excuse that he will choose show business over sports.
    you know why I am happy

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    PFF's treatment to Younghusbands is appaling, they don't even provide provisions such as food which is basic. . . i have a Bisoy (British-Filipino) friend here in UK who are also friend to Younghusbands who said that the brothers are very sensible, humble and very proud of their Filipino heritage. . . with that kind of treatment they received from PFF, it's no surprise that Philippine football will be losing them to show business. . .
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    those gay Fashionistas got the best of the Younghusbands, causing them to forfeit football.
    ..Impossible is nothing, Just Do It!..
    ..you're bringing the name in front of your jersey, not the one at the back..

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    Default Former English Premier League Coach is the new coach of the Philippine Football Team

    So what do you Filipinos think of this?


    BULPIN, THE NEW COACH OF THE PHILIPPINES

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    MANILA (22 Feb 2010) – In a bid to make the cut for the main draw of the Asean Football Championship 2010, the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) have confirmed former Tottenham Hotspur manager Des Bulpin as their new head coach.

    In spite of their array of foreign-based players, Philippines failed to make the cut for the last championship in 2008 after finishing third in the five-team qualifier which was held in Cambodia.

    This year’s Asean Football Championship qualifying round has been scheduled for October.

    Bulpin, who also had stint with Queens Park Rangers, Leicester and Stockport, has been handed an initial one-year deal.

    “It’s a massive challenge, but we have to get on with it," Bulpin was quoted as saying.

    “We have to organize the team that pressures other teams, plays a high tempo and moves the ball quickly.”

    Bulpin had also been with the Uzbekistan national team previously.
    I'm a football fan and a huge supporter of the game in the Philippines, where I was born.

    I'm very happy to see that the Football Federation was able to secure the services of an experienced foreign coach.

    Hopefully, he'll be able to turn around the fortunes of the national team and help them do well in the next FIFA Asian Football Qualifiers.
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    this is a good start. with a foreign coach we might be able to improve the status of football here.
    BUT, the PFF has no grassroots program, NO professional league(maybe there is, and if there is, it's not known) and no known programs.

    Last May 2008 I watched them play, the AFC qualifiers were held in Iloilo. They were grouped with Tajikistan, Brunei and Bhutan.
    I watched the 1st game against Brunei. If it wasn't for the idiot weather, the team with Chad gould, Neil Ethridge and the Younghusband brothers would've won 6-0. Pitch in Iloilo sports complex was terrible. the field was flooded with rainwater because of the typhoon. They won 1-0. Courtesy of Chieffy Caligdong from Barotac Nuevo(my home province and football capital of the Philippines).

    the 2nd game was against former AFC champs Tajikistan. Man their players were tall! Fan girls were yelling all over because of number 22. It was a thriller even if the game ended in a scoreless tie. During half time, there was a fight. I couldn't remember the Pinoy who started it. Also, FIFA donated P500,000 for football development. Sucks to have a BAP-like football federation at that time.

    the 3rd game was at Barotac nuevo football field(not stadium) against Bhutan. i was actually seated behind one of the goal posts. an own goal, Chad Gould's header and younghusband's lob won it for us 3-0. Since then i haven't heard from them.

    The appointment of an English coach is a good move by the PFF. I'm following them from now on. Thanks for the heads-up

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiziken_pinas View Post
    Barotac Nuevo(my home province and football capital of the Philippines).
    Off topic: Isn't Paulino Alcantara also from Barotac Nuevo?

    On topic: The Philippine Football Federation has no hand in this. Here's what Quinito Henson mentioned in his article:
    Bulpin’s sponsors Dan Palami and Henry Tsai, two sports-loving businessmen, are giving the Briton a free hand to manage the team. The benefactors are footing the bill for Bulpin without Philippine Football Federation assistance and that’s why they’re insisting on no interference whatsoever from the local governing body, insulating the coach from politics to do his thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_d View Post
    Off topic: Isn't Paulino Alcantara also from Barotac Nuevo?

    On topic: The Philippine Football Federation has no hand in this. Here's what Quinito Henson mentioned in his article:
    yup! got that right! he was the highest goal scorer for Barcelona! and he's a FILIPINO!(partly meztizo)

    So it wasn't the PFF that appointed him? These businessmen are paying Bulpin to do his thing without supervision of the PFF?
    Without these businessmen, we'd have another pinoy coach?

    I've read the article wholly, and damn. No wonder where that P500 thousand donated by FIFA went to.
    We really do need a new Football federation. How about the SFP? haha...
    long shot though. If only we have a proper program... we'd do well internationally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiziken_pinas View Post
    We really do need a new Football federation. How about the SFP? haha...
    long shot though. If only we have a proper program... we'd do well internationally.
    Either reform the current one or form a new one. If there's an organization that might be willing to reform football in this country, it might be the football alliance. The United Football League is a step towards the right direction but we need a revival of grassroots programs like Coke Go-For-Goal age group competitions.

    Bleachers' Brew has a good feature on the current state of Philippine football. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
    Last edited by c_d; 02-26-2010 at 03:48 PM.

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    good move!!!

    but first of all.., for me,.. the real solution is for the filipinos to determine and to love the game itself... hmm,.well,.. football had advanced a lot in the past 10 years... youngsters began playing football...., but that was not just enough.. enlarging the football market in the philippines shall be a good move,.. but,... there must be some good investor to do so..since the govt had a very scarce resource to spend for this...,

    also,..the corruption in the federation must be stopped,...., it is noted that Philippines' star player PHIL YOUNGHUSBAND, chosen to be a commercial model and quited on the national team because of that such poor handling.

    I hope that Filipinos will be more aware about this beautiful sport like basketball..., I am a wing striker in our school,... and in our school., football was quite a big thing like basketball,..I hope that it will be the same in the whole country. haha.. lets pray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiziken_pinas View Post

    Last May 2008 I watched them play, the AFC qualifiers were held in Iloilo. They were grouped with Tajikistan, Brunei and Bhutan.
    Were these qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers or the 2011 Asian Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by kentpaul View Post

    also,..the corruption in the federation must be stopped,...., it is noted that Philippines' star player PHIL YOUNGHUSBAND, chosen to be a commercial model and quited on the national team because of that such poor handling.


    Why the hell does this have to happen?

    That's sucks! A former Chelsea FC reserve player decides to become a model rather than a footballer because of the federation. That's so unfortunate because he was the one of the hopes for football in the Philippines
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    A start of new things to come in Philippine Football.. Hopefully politics would be out and let the beautiful game show itself in the Philippines.. I have dreamed of my country to have a decent national football team.. Something worth following..

    Now that we also have a pro league for football, the United Football League, the future of Filipino Football is bright..

    First target should be in SEA where it is already competitive.. Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and the likes are way ahead of us in football.. Hope we can catch up with them..

    Having to play football myself, I personally know that the Phils is not bad in the sport..
    Philippines is in National Team transition mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentpaul View Post
    good move!!!

    but first of all.., for me,.. the real solution is for the filipinos to determine and to love the game itself... hmm,.well,.. football had advanced a lot in the past 10 years... youngsters began playing football...., but that was not just enough.. enlarging the football market in the philippines shall be a good move,.. but,... there must be some good investor to do so..since the govt had a very scarce resource to spend for this...,

    also,..the corruption in the federation must be stopped,...., it is noted that Philippines' star player PHIL YOUNGHUSBAND, chosen to be a commercial model and quited on the national team because of that such poor handling.

    I hope that Filipinos will be more aware about this beautiful sport like basketball..., I am a wing striker in our school,... and in our school., football was quite a big thing like basketball,..I hope that it will be the same in the whole country. haha.. lets pray.
    Your right about the development on the love of the game.. The people I know find football BORING because they got used to basketball where scoring happens in seconds, not minutes.. Filipinos would flock the gym to see a basketball game but would walk away from the field when there is a great game of football..

    I read somewhere that Phil just got recalled by the Phil NT..
    Philippines is in National Team transition mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saskibaloia View Post


    Why the hell does this have to happen?

    That's sucks! A former Chelsea FC reserve player decides to become a model rather than a footballer because of the federation. That's so unfortunate
    because he was the one of the hopes for football in the Philippines.
    Saski, the answer to your question is in the link I posted above (part 2). Let's just say that Jose Mari Martinez is the Graham Lim of the PFF.
    Then there are the Younghusbands who have gone on record to say that they refuse to play anymore for the team as long as Martinez is PFF President. Joyce Ramirez who represents the Fil-British brothers said that this stemmed over unfulfilled promises over expenses incurred during their last national stint. Said Ramirez, “He (Martinez) told us to pay first for our own airfare and other expenses after which he would reimburse us after. When we tried to hold him to his commitment, he said he made no such promises.”

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