Showing posts from April, 2007

CIS vs. TCC finals

Here are pictures of that storied finals between two youth laden teams.

All pics by Dr JP

Queen City vs. Metropolitan FC match pictures.

Queen City defeated Metropolitan FC in the battle for third place.

Here are a few pics.

All pics by Dr. JP.

Team Cebu City rules Division B

PAOLO Pascual pulled two saves to lead Team Cebu City (TCC) to a scintillating 5-4 shootout win over a gritty Cebu International School (CIS) in yesterday's Aboitiz Division B finals at the San Roque Parish football grounds.

Both teams ended the regulation tied, 2-2 with both teams exchanging their hold of the lead.

Congratulations Dylan! And to all the graduates

Max Dylan is my nephew and for me, he is the smartest eight-year-old kid in Cebu.  He's my favorite nephew, although his younger brother--a raucous one-- (and his cousin bia)  are a close second.

Dylan just finished second grade and I think he's as smart--if not smarter--than I was when I finished elementary.

He hasn't bitten the football bug yet, but we played football a few times on the street outside their house and he's getting on.


The mysterious caller and the puncher

In one of the games at the Cviraa, when Cebu was leading 1-0 (I forgot against whom) it seemed one official made a call to have the game stopped. Hmmm...

In the Thirsty Cup, one coach from the losing team in the finals threw a punch at the winning coach. I read the report of the coach and the organizer...(While this happened, I was bored stiff covering a golf event somewhere else)

Some people never learn.

TCC semifinal win in Pictures

After holding Team Cebu City scoreless in the first 60 minutes, Metropolitan bubble finally broke in the 60th as it lost to the younger squad, 0-3.

Here are the pics, courtesy of JP.

Some things never change

I met a few guys who went to the Cviraa football meet, and from their stories, it seems, nothing has changed in how (ironically) the Department of Education run the football tournament.

I've played in the then Decs (Department of Education Culture and Sports) meet in high school and I tell you, it seems, the official running the tournament either think that football is:

Cviraa elementary pics

The Don Bosco College-led elementary team booked itself a return to the Palarong Pambansa after defending its Cviraa title late last month.

The team will leave for the Palaro on April 15. Here are a few photos, courtesy of JP.

TCC, CIS arrange finals showdown

TEAM Cebu City (TCC) and the Cebu International School (CIS) set up an interesting Aboitiz Division B finals after contrasting wins in yesterday?s semifinals at the San Roque Parish football grounds.

The youthful TCC ran Metropolitan FC aground, 3-0, while CIS had to survive losing its two main cogs and Miguel Red had to come up with a big save in their 2-1 escape over Queen City United.

Aside from getting a chance to play for the crown, the two teams will be promoted to Division A next year.

Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Zidane visit Cebu (Exclusive!)

Unknown to millions of their fans around the world, three football greats are now in Cebu to start their one-week furlough in the Philippines.

Football giants Ronaldinho, of Brazil and FC Barcelona, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho's former teammate in the Brazil national team who now plies his trade in Italy and Zinedine Zidane dropped by the other day in Cebu.

TAKING PICTURES LIKE TOURISTS. Ronaldinho snaps a photo of Zidane picking up his luggage at the airport on the way to the Taxi stand in Mactan.

Make way for the girls

As the Men's Aboitiz Division B winds up--thankfully with no more punches thrown-- and the Aboitiz Boys 14 picks up pace, the Cebu Football Association will hold an 11-a-side tournament for the Girls 16 at CIS.

After playing mostly in the seven-a-side matches in football festivals, the girls will get a taste of real football when they play the full side.

The tournament will also be used to pick the players for the Cebu squad which will see action in the Philippine Football Federation Under-17 Girls Championship this summer