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  • SI article on Bolt/Fraser homecoming

    Nothing too deep, but interesting. In the 20 October issue.

  • #2
    should be noted last saturday, all the jamaican olympic sprinters were present at the jamaica-mexico world cup qualifying match...

    they were with the starting line-ups during the national athems..

    sven goran erickson was staring at powell and bolt, then at the jamaica players, who were big and fast just like bolt and powell..

    jamaica won 1-0 dominating the match against the finnesse styled smurfs from mexico...

    a question arises...the jamaican women have several sprinters under 11...

    what's the state of mexican sprinter???

    who's their best...his time, and how many are under 11??

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    • #3
      I was at the game. The difference in size between the Boyz and El Tri was amazing. The look on Sven's face was priceless.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by az2004
        a question arises...the jamaican women have several sprinters under 11...

        what's the state of mexican sprinter???

        who's their best...his time, and how many are under 11??
        Guevara would be their best known sprinter, but I don't have a 100 or 200 mark for her. I would imagine that she would be capable of sub 23 at 200, but sub 11 in the 100 might be a stretch.

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        • #5
          guervara, manzano are all world class, plus, mexican distance running and walks are quite good...

          here's the extent of my research...

          http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 615AAOanZP

          100 meters:
          10.21A NR 0.1 Carlos VillaseƱor MEX 27 Sep 1974 1 NC Toluca 11 Jul 1997



          as to jamaica, good win over honduras, a team who can match jamaica's athleticism..

          if the boyz beat canada, and mexico beats honduras in san pedro sula, then jamaica is in the hex...

          if mexico and honduras draw..then it's goal differential between honduras and jamaica...jamaica would need to beat canada by 4+ goals..

          if honduras beats mexico, which i think is gonna happen...

          the jamaica the gap of 7 goals....that is mexico loses by a number and jamaica wins by a number that equates to 7 or more...

          i can see honduras winning, and with canada in the jamaican heat in november, well, that's still very tough...

          mexico has lost to jamaica and tied canada, so el tri winning is the best path to the hex...

          honduras has a history of choking at big times, but this mexico team, doesn't play well outside mexico

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          • #6
            What happened to all those Jamaicans who went to live in Ethiopia upon Haile Selassie I's invitation. Ethiopia should be having some good sprinters by now

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            • #7
              you see the jamican impact the last lap of any distance race...!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by az2004
                =100 meters:
                10.21A NR 0.1 Carlos VillaseƱor MEX 27 Sep 1974 1 NC Toluca 11 Jul 1997
                There is significant altitude in Toluca, more than 8,000 ft.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kamikaze7
                  What happened to all those Jamaicans who went to live in Ethiopia upon Haile Selassie I's invitation. Ethiopia should be having some good sprinters by now
                  Perhaps they need to eat some pork like bolt
                  20201.jpg

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by euan Track Guru
                    Originally posted by kamikaze7
                    What happened to all those Jamaicans who went to live in Ethiopia upon Haile Selassie I's invitation. Ethiopia should be having some good sprinters by now
                    Perhaps they need to eat some pork like bolt
                    To stray a bit from topic in the 70's in Jamaica there was a soccer (real football) team called House of Dread all Rastafarians ........ best 45 minutes you ever saw!!! But that was all you would get ....... the great Bob Marley was a team member

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                    • #11
                      speaking of great jamaicas players..

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barnes_(footballer)

                      played for england, i believe his father was ambassador to england??

                      according to the link, he's taking over for jamaica, november 1...

                      they've got one match left versus canada...

                      root for mexico to beat honduras, as i believe reggae boyz will beat canada...

                      goal differential hurts jamaica when it comes to ties in the group..

                      and the jamaican national stadium...known as THE OFFICE, is one of the most difficult home venues on the planet...

                      mexico has the altitude....but the jamaican heat and pitch make it a tough place to play

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                      • #12
                        The Tri do not have the athletic ability nor the size to hang with the top sides in the world. They are young and skilled, but they don't have the athleticism. Watch for teams like Jamaica and Panama and even Venezuela to begin to emerge on the world scene.

                        Love the nickname for Jamaica's stadium, "The Office." Awesome!

                        What happened to Hugo Sanchez?

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                        • #13
                          This site is turning into reggaeboyz.com -- way cool .

                          John Barnes is continuing a trend in Jamaicans (sports and business)coming back home to lend a hand, This trend argues well in fixing (trying to fix - I am cynical) the many things that ails us. Barnes was scheduled to take over Nov 1, however, with the last two wins under interim coach Tappa Whitmore (socred two goals against Japan in the 98 WC) Barnes and the JFF decided that Tappa should stay on until after the Canada game on Nov 19. The office got its name after a 50+ game unbeaten run in the 90's. As one player said, this is our office, this is where we go to work and we will defend it (from the critics - bumpy field, crappy facilities yadda, yadda). The atmosphere in and around the Office is best describled as "hyperlaidbackorganizedchaos"....just awesome. Its amazing that a team like Jamaica ranked 116th in world by fifa (thats a whole other discussion), and its home fied is known world wide by its nickname - on Sk they mentioned that the Reggeaboyz will play Mexico at the Office.

                          As for Hugo Sanchez after a string of bad results i.e. losing to the Yanks way too often, he was sacked and replaced with SGE - however, after their performance at the Office and then 4 days later in 20 degree weather in Edmonton Sven is on the hot seat. He must get a win on the road against Honduras or may be fired (even though its very likely they will make it to the next round)....the problem is Mexico is just a crappy team outside Azteca!

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                          • #14
                            since the 1994 world cup, mexico has gotten out of every group stage, in some groups where noted european sides have been present...

                            mexico plays very well against brasil and argentina, last world cup losing to argentina in overtime in the elimination phase...

                            vela is an outstanding player, but dos santos is way too much a diver and hasn't gotten better since mexico won the u-17 world champs...

                            jamaica does need mexico to beat honduras, which will be tough..mexico needs to prove something, plus there is the outside chance mexico does not get to the hex....

                            the 1997 world cup qual match at rfk, usa - jamaica...1-1 it thought it was an earthquake when the boyz scored...

                            ya know the penn relays, well put 35k jamaicans in rfk and it's a big party

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