Monday, March 21, 2011

Uniform Declaration: Tues Mar 29

Tuesday March 29 is going to be a busy one. Starting at 7:30, the WCP organizers are going to do all of their pre-tourny walk-throughs. Come prepared with at least three team representatives, your team colours, and your team flag, or feel the wrath of WCP (and everyone else who will be waiting on your country to get its act together).

Uniform Declaration - 7:30 p.m., Sellinger Corner (upper level of the Co-operators Centre): You need your first rep there or else you get fined. You need matching home and away jerseys in different colours, with numbers on the backs. Also need two sets each of shorts and socks in different colours.

Opening Ceremonies Rehearsal - 7:30 p.m., Eventplex Lobby: You need your second rep to go over everything that will happen. I'm guessing it will be the same as previous years, but I guess we'll see. Maybe they'll hand out the player passes at that time as well.

Flag Hanging - 7:30 p.m., Eventplex Playing Area (on the balcony): You'll need your third rep to help hang your country flag (not sure if you also need to provide the flag).

Norway vs. Scotland exhibition, 10 p.m.: Not mandatory, but your last chance to get a look at Norway before the tournament starts.

Note: During the tournament, anyone on your bench has to be in team apparel and look professional. No jeans, baggy shorts or flip flops or anything or else you get fined. I'm in favour of this because I think professional-looking teams give this tournament a bit more credibility. Nothing says, "Not taking this serious," like shorts and flip flops.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kind of hyprocritcal don't you think. Shorts and flip flops speasks unprofessional but not having a team coach is okay. I think teams should be fined if they don't have a coach, and that coach cannot be a player either. Some teams look like co-ed or men's league cheap soccer.

Playmaker said...

I think you need a history lesson. Plenty of PROFESSIONAL teams have had player-coaches. Some of them have also been successful. And if your team wins the championship without a coach then I think its your perogative to decide if you want one after that.

Anonymous said...

Some of those coaches also smoke cigars while they are coaching, you endorse that as well? They may be players but they are playing and coaching at the same time. You won the tournament because of the players you had, not the players you presently have. You haven't done much since that year, and that goal was lucky at best, but every year you talk like you are going to own the tournament, but you have only made the top 5 twice. I think Canada has made it 3 times, now I know why you hate them so much. Not to mention they have players on their team that won the tournament for you. You need to make the finals more than once to talk smack like you do, and have a recent decent finish. Go LAOS

Anonymous said...

You know whats ridiculous, having a third person for the flag. I play for Germany so there will be a mens rep, a womens rep, a youth boys rep & a youth girls rep. I know some teams dont have teams in other divisions but still. more of a pet peeve i suppose.

Playmaker said...

How did smoking cigars become relevant? Or even a talking point? Michael Jordan smoked cigars, is that bad? What am I missing here?

And I'll take that one championship over "decent" finishes every time. Congrats to Canada for 3 good finishes and no championship I guess (although I honestly don't know why they got dragged into this now either). Considering Norway made the playoffs in 2010 I'm not really sure where you're going with that comment. Are the playoffs not decent?

If saying that shorts and flip flops is "Not taking this serious" somehow qualifies as talking smack, then I realize where all of the blog complaints have come from: people who just want to get mad about something, and so are mad at Norway because the blog presents a target.

Chris said...

To Anon 2:03: Not having a coach doesn't mean anything. It's an advantage/disadvantage that is up to the team to decide. And what difference does it make if the coach is also a player? There are actual professional sports where guys are players are also coaches. With an adult team for a tournament that as very few practices if any, a coach may not be a huge deal. As long as you have at least one person that can properly assess the game and make adjustments to the team as needed, you're fine. Obviously having a good coach and practices will help even more but it shouldn't be manditory...good high level coaches are hard to come by in Regina.

I agree with the shorts and flip flops/jeans thing. If you're on the bench you should be dressed accordingly as if you are playing an active part in the team. I completely agree that if a person is listed as a coach they should be dressed like one, no question about it. This isn't some bush league rec tournament. If you're just signed up on the roster just so you can get a free pass to watch the games go sit in the stands like everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Lets all wear suits.

Anonymous said...

Team Nigeria is looking for an opponent to play this upcoming weekend.

Anyone interested?

Anonymous said...

Germany is interested. Details??

Anonymous said...

Please email us at the following with your contact information and we will get in touch as soon as possible.

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nigeriasoccer@hotmail.com

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Thank you,

Team Nigeria MGMT

Anonymous said...

once you guys have your friendly game figured out be sure to post it when it is going to be played

Anonymous said...

Sudan Vs Nigeria sat 11pm
Germany Vs Nigeria sun 11pm

Anonymous said...

those are some late games is the facility booked up that much or just to accomodate players?