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Title: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: nerevs9 on July 03, 2009, 11:24:16 PM
Someone on ImpsTalk I think had mentioned that Tommy Taylor had taken over the Grenada National Team. They play the USA in their Gold Cup opener tomorrow night (will probably be 10-0 USA but who knows). I saw a few articles about them online:

http://www.ussoccerplayers.com/ussoccerplayers/2009/07/scouting-report-grenada.html

http://www.socceramerica.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.showArticleHomePage&art_aid=33019

Looks like they don't even have many professionals on their team, it'll definitely be interesting. I'm going to see them play next weekend against Honduras, I'm hoping I can get a chance to talk to Tommy and get his take on some of the recent happenings with Boston (hopefully he's not bitter about the firing).
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: Hugo on July 03, 2009, 11:32:46 PM
Well, the USA that is playing Grenada is very different to the one that beat spain 2-0 - this is their B or even C team, but they still should be comfortable winners.
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: Hugo on July 05, 2009, 03:24:07 AM
After 55 mins it is 2-0 USA - Boston United have got a mention or two!! Amazing!
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: chris47 on July 05, 2009, 01:16:46 PM
After 55 mins it is 2-0 USA - Boston United have got a mention or two!! Amazing!

Thanks for keeping us informed Hugo
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: Hugo on July 05, 2009, 02:13:37 PM
Ended 4-0

Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: nerevs9 on July 05, 2009, 04:26:00 PM
Yeah, I thought Grenada actually did well, they were pretty organized and didn't give us too many chances. Even though it was our C team, they were never going to have a chance with the players they had. I heard Boston mentioned early in the second half, when they said it was the last place he had coached at- I don't think they elaborated past that.

Hugo, did you say you are going to school in the US?
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: Hugo on July 05, 2009, 04:36:02 PM
Yeah I am, going to GWU in Washington DC.

I wonder how many other Unibond premier clubs have ever been mentioned live on american tv? Maybe one should take on the Boston Goals feature?!?
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: deano on July 05, 2009, 04:57:46 PM
 
 hey hugo if you see any good players intrested in coming over to england let us know
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: nerevs9 on July 05, 2009, 11:32:26 PM
Yeah I am, going to GWU in Washington DC.

I wonder how many other Unibond premier clubs have ever been mentioned live on american tv? Maybe one should take on the Boston Goals feature?!?

How do you like it there so far? You hear Real Madrid is playing there on August 9th?
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: Hugo on July 05, 2009, 11:44:15 PM
Well i have just finished freshman orientation, and it was awesome! I start for real at the end of august, so unfortunatly I will miss the real Madrid game :(
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: nerevs9 on July 12, 2009, 06:25:14 AM
I wouldn't be too worried about missing Real Madrid Hugo, I looked into going since I'll be starting a new job in Pennsylvania the week before, but that was until I saw the prices! It's not worth close to 100 bucks to see Ronaldo prance around from the upper decks, there's a better view on television anyway.

I just got back from the Gold Cup games- Grenada got thrashed by Honduras and ended the tournament 0-3 with no goals scored (although Shalrie Joseph was injured). After the USA game, I put on my Boston gear and sat behind the Grenada bench- Tommy saw me at halftime and laughed and came over and said hello but that was it, I didn't really get to talk to him at all.

Interestingly, I showed my Boston shirt to some fans beforehand and some of the people I see around at matches said they had bought scarves (and in one case a coffee mug) on Ebay and wanted shirts but hadn't been able to find one yet. It's too bad the Official Site won't ship out of the UK because several people today said they had checked there hoping to buy one. In fact, the OS wouldn't even ship to me when I had a UK address at university because my debit card wasn't linked to that address. I had that god-awful white "Downtown" jersey for a bit, although a while back I was able to get a sweet yellow-and-black striped one. Took a lot of Ebay searching though.

I wonder if that is something the club will ever change, and if there is a tangible reason for it (maybe out of country monetary transactions are unreliable?). You can always charge extra shipping for overseas. There aren't all that many hardcore soccer fans over here, but from my interactions with them I get the impression that most of the real big fans in the Boston area are at least aware of BUFC, and while none seem to have followed it like I have, many at least are interested that there is a Boston team in England- and I've seen one or two other United shirts here over the years. Anyway, I bet if they ever shipped to the USA they would get more than a few orders for shirts and scarves from this area. I know I would occasionally buy a match DVD just for a chance to see the current team. I can understand not shipping to sketchy places, but in this day and age a transaction from the USA to England must be something that can be handled easily and safely, right?
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: howmanynames2pick on July 12, 2009, 11:18:40 AM
Chalker Please Note!!
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: Ken Fox on July 12, 2009, 11:45:24 AM
I can understand not shipping to sketchy places, but in this day and age a transaction from the USA to England must be something that can be handled easily and safely, right?

Nah. As well as various internet fraud schemes - auction fraud, credit card fraud, counterfeit cheques, reshipping fraud - you've also got the issues of higher postage and packing charges, taxes and import duty.

Last time I looked the USA was the biggest source of internet fraud, so not dealing with them looks a safe option for BUFC to me!
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: Hugo on July 12, 2009, 11:46:44 AM
Well I am hoping the new shirt is availbable before I leave for uni, otherwise I will have to send it home and ask them to send it here.  How about PayPal? That is secure and anyone can use it?!
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: Hugo on July 12, 2009, 11:48:29 AM
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: nerevs9 on July 13, 2009, 10:33:41 PM
Last time I looked the USA was the biggest source of internet fraud, so not dealing with them looks a safe option for BUFC to me!

Whoa, c'mon now. There's no way Evans hasn't committed more internet fraud than us, unless he doesn't know how to use a computer.
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: Ken Fox on July 15, 2009, 01:18:19 PM
Well I am hoping the new shirt is availbable before I leave for uni, otherwise I will have to send it home and ask them to send it here.  How about PayPal? That is secure and anyone can use it?!

Just spotted this article in today's Independent:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/rhodri-marsden-how-did-a-total-stranger-gain-access-to-my-paypal-account-1746227.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/rhodri-marsden-how-did-a-total-stranger-gain-access-to-my-paypal-account-1746227.html)

PayPal may not be quite as secure as you think!
Title: Re: Tommy Taylor in the Gold Cup
Post by: Ferret on July 15, 2009, 01:46:12 PM
....sounds like user error?  The guy had the same username/password combination for multiple systems.  how many Patterers have the same credentials for Patter and Paypal?  Your password is only as reliable as the weakest system....if Patter gets hacked as happened a while ago with the gay porn outbreak.......

I've always recommended having multiple passwords...two can be enough.  One for low risk systems such as Patter, EBay etc and another suitably complex one for high risk systems like Paypal. 

Paypal now also offer a one time password solution with a Verisign token (like my Ironkey)....keeps out all unwanted transactions including the wife!

Caveat Emptor.