Posts

Showing posts from April, 2011

Fair Play: That ordinance on running

I’VE heard of Cebu City Councilor Edgar Labella’s ordinance that seek to regulate road races in Cebu over two months ago but it was only this week that I finally managed to read a copy.

So far, I liked most of what I’ve read.

Fair Play: Phil and James duel at Doce Pares Zipline

Image
LAST Thursday, I spent about two hours trying to convince myself to take a 20-second zipline ride, then I saw crazy Phil Younghusband take a 40-second ride, upside down, while his mom screamed PHILLLL!!!! PHILLL!!!



It's final: Azkals in Cebu on May 25 to May 31

Published on Sun.Star Cebu on April 20

BEFORE its upcoming 2014 Fifa World Cup Qualifier match with Sri Lanka in June, the Azkals will have a short trip to Cebu City to strengthen its bond as a team.

The Azkals, the PHL Men’s squad, is scheduled to arrive in Cebu City on May 25 for a one-week team-building exercise.

“Their purpose for being here is team-building,” said Cebu Football Association president Richard Montayre in an interview by Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

Sidetrip

However, in the Azkals’ one-week stay in Cebu City, Montayre wants to insert in the squad’s busy schedule some activities for young footballers.

“We are still waiting for their schedule. We will look at it and work around it and schedule a clinic,” he said.

The Azkals will be in enemy territory on June 29 to face Sri Lanka in the first leg of the 2014 Fifa World Cup Qualifier, while the second leg of the match will be in the Philippines on July 3.

Montayre also said the team was offered to stay at the Plantation Bay in Lapu…

Pinoyfootball.com on the UFL

This is from Arielle B Cruz of Pinoyfootball.com

Last week, Mike Limpag posted a question in the PinoyFootball Facebook group about how to get more people to the United Football League games. It didn't evolve into a well-discussed topic, relative to others that get around fifty to a hundred replies; but I found the answers interesting enough to actually test them.

Suffering from indigestion— from turning the tables around on that monster called Python, I felt I've devoured too much of it last week— I felt the need to just stay away from my computer and the Internet, and get the hell out of the house. So I went to see for myself what really was up with the Sunday UFL games in the University of Makati.

To read the rest of the story, please visit pinoyfootball.com

Fair Play: Tennis toughies

IN one thread in a popular boxing forum, somebody said tennis was a sissy sport.

I wanted to throw a retort, but I didn’t since I knew it would be a waste of time.

Fair Play: What's in a name? A lot!

WHEN I read about the First Cebu Fun Run, I suspected something bad was going to happen in that event.

Call it instinct or what, but I’ve learned not to trust any organizer who tries to stretch the imagination with the names of their events.

Fair Play: Diony: Master of the Arnisverse

COMPARED to other septuagenarians, 73-year-old Diony Cañete seems like a teenager.

He’s bubbling with energy, he’s got so many ideas up his sleeves that it seems he needs more than 24 hours in a day to put everything in order.

Pinoy football update by Roy Moore

Here's the latest article by Roy More for Pinoyfootball.

The Azkals have just qualified for the main AFC challenge cup, remaining unbeaten in their three games in Burma. After this fantastic run, Philippine football is looking brighter than ever.

With huge attention on the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Sri Lanka, the sport is growing even at the grassroots level. Channel 34’s Balls TV, for example, came to Payatas on Saturday, April 9, to film how kids in Payatas had started to learn the Beautiful Game.

To read the rest of the story, click here

Fair Play: Araneta on the Azkals: one fun barkada

SO,” I asked Ian Araneta. “What are the Azkals like off the field?”

Ganito lang,” he said. “Parang barkada.”

Ganyan lang?” I asked, while looking at the beer he had in his hand.

Hinde. Ngayon lang to,” he said. “Simple lang kami, parang barkada lang.”

Fair Play: I started a joke

BACK in the days of Philfootball.info, the regular meeting place of Pinoy fans all over the world, we had quite a shock when the then admin Vince Arriola announced, after the site went down, that the forum was getting attacked by Russian hackers.

At first we thought it was a joke. Why would hackers bother with a forum for Pinoy football?

Fair Play: Football's baby steps

MAKE no mistake about it. Basketball is still the No. 1 sport in the Philippines.

That was made clear to me when we were on our way home from Bacolod City, fresh from witnessing the Azkals beat a gritty Mongolia, 2-0.

Fare Play: Asean adopts PFF practice, push for Palami's as Fifa prexy

TO GET to the World Cup, two Asean countries will be sending students abroad.

“This is our ambitious grassroots program designed to get us to the World Cup 2034,” said PSSI president N.A. Halin Sad.

“We have seen how the Philippines is very successful with their foreign recruits, and we want to copy,” said FAS president Willie R. Valame’s Nut.

“We are hitting two birds with one stone. We send our students to learn and we will improve football,” Sad said.

Update 2 on Coaches Gapmil, Cruz

Image
IN what could be only be considered a first, two prospective coaches for the Azkals were fired before they could be hired.

According to the Philippine Football Federation, Coaches Jerry Gapmil and Antonio Banderas Cruz, who were supposed to help with the grassroots program of Philippine football were fired before they could be formally hired.

The two were endorsed by the official Consul Ant of the PFF.

Fare Play: Coaches Gapmil, Cruz get the boot

IN what could be only be considered a first, two prospective coaches for the Azkals were fired before they could be hired.

According to the Philippine Football Federation, Coaches Jerry Gapmil and Antonio Banderas Cruz, who were supposed to help with the grassroots program of Philippine football, were fired before they could be formally hired.

The two were endorsed by the official Consul Ant of the PFF.