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Falklands football team with be at the Island Games in Jersey

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 07:24 UTC
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There will be 16 men's teams and 11 women's teams in this summer's Island Games football tournament, including from the Falkland Islands. Only four men's teams and three women's teams went to the last Games in Bermuda because of costs, with the hosts winning both gold medals. Read full article


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  • zathras

    What a nice positive story, good luck to all the teams.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Falklands football team...”
    wait a

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Yes Paul- correct - you got the correct name- The Falklands Football team!

    The team that has played matches in Chile on more than one occasion, it even includes sometimes the odd Chilean player who is now a Falklands resident in the team.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    In fact some Chilean nationals who have taken Falkland Islands citizenship.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    2 paulcedron

    'LOL' ?? Is that really all you can find to contribute to this?

    Every single one of your posts is the same; 'I'm too thick and ignorant to see value in anything beyond my own limited experience. Lol. Islets.'

    Does that just about cover it? Just cut and paste in future. See how much time I'm saving you.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. Quiet, dimwit. Grown-ups are talking. Yes, the Falklands IS recognised. Proving argie lies. “The whole world supports argieland. Apparently except for Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Falkland Islands, Ynys Mon, Isle of Man, Hitra, Saaremaa, Western Isles, Gibraltar, Isle of Wight, Shetland, Menorca, Gotland, Aland, Greenland. And, presumably, their parent countries like the UK, Norway, Estonia, Spain, Sweden, Finland and Denmark”.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    6 imbecile
    you don't even know where menorca is, you ignorant benny hillbilly.

    rest of the imbeciles
    it is so funny that you all and this 4th class newspaper get so excited about the “Island Games football tournament”

    are they going to play with a ball of rags?
    no doubts we will see the next messi, xavi or neymar there...losers

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @7 Its the Island games you mong, of course there isn't going to be international football talent there, its simply a small, friendly football tournament between small island communities. I swear your head is so far up your ass all you smell is shit

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    @7 Paul

    I am not sure what exactly you get out of insulting strangers on the internet, but it makes you look foolish.

    The Falkland Islands football team is always excited to take a chance to take on larger opposition. The team will always be the underdog because of population size, facilities and coaching, but they do as well as they can and always show that they are good ambassadors to the Falkland Islands.

    I am not entirely sure why you try and belittle the Falkland football players, but at least they play football for the love of the game and not for the millions of euros your so-called star does. Lets not forget tax evasion and his current blackmailing of Barcelona. Messi could learn a lot of humility and respect from the Falkland footballers. Grassroots football always has more soul than elite-level football.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Little nincompoop at 7 is getting in a lather about football. Its about the only thing a handful of Argies are good at (except whingeing :-)). Argy football players, Peso millionaires, unsporting puffed up little twerps. With Maradona as an example what chance have they got except to emulate world class cheat, what a sad example for a nation?

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7. Actually, ass-tongueing, faggot wanker, it's at 39°58′N 4°05′E. Here's a bit more information for you to understand. The land at 51°41′S 59°10′W and 54°15′S 36°45′W is BRITISH. Curiously, at one time, Menorca was also BRITISH. Should have kept it. We should have kept nibbling off spanish possessions. Menorca, Majorca, Ibiza, the Canaries (properly Moroccan), argieland, uruguay, bolivia, ecuador, peru. Should have turned the spanish and the spanish supporters into the dead and scavengers. Eating each other. Time to do the right thing. Wipe spain off the face of the map. Wipe everything originating in spain off the planet. Free the people from the scum. Can you, in south america, find “paulcedron”? Tie your rope round his ballsack. Haul him up 20 foot. Will his balls be squeezed out? Will he fall and crush his head on the concrete? Anybody want to climb up and saw his prick off? He's never used it, so he won't miss it.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    cry , shout , scream , yell , insult , sob,
    do what you must, but one things certain,
    NO argies will be there , and they will have a great time..

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    This is good to see. It is important that The Falkland Islands take a role and field a team, every single time.
    It is important to have a presence on as many stages as possible, no matter how minor.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 12:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    “no doubts we will see the next messi, xavi or neymar there...losers”

    More likely than we are to see those players in Argentina-funny how your best players chose to play in Europe rather than Argentina.Is there actually any Argentine football league, or is Argentina's only contribution to its footballers to host international matches???-pfffft.

    More likely to see good Argentine players in the UK than in Argentina,

    Wonder why that is?-More CT scanners in the UK perhaps?

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Victor Laszlo

    I expect Argentina wishes it were an island now, rather than a pariah state, hated by its nieghbours and ridiculed globaly.
    Made to look a fool by a few thousand brave souls laughing at them from their safe islands.
    Hand of God?
    Can't even wipe its own butt....

    (as for sanitary products....???????) Cristina has just alienated 50% of the population, oops!
    No cheating on that one, the idiot.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 12:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    it seems you don't understand that this is an article related with football, you queer yiddo.
    anyway, what can you know about football or any other sport?
    you are a genetic error.
    you are not even able to walk, you aborto de la naturaleza.

    the weird thing is that there are no english players in the epl.
    not a decent one at least.
    as for the argentinians playing there, except agüero and zabaleta, the rest are the leftovers, the ones who cannot play in spain.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “as for the argentinians playing there, except agüero and zabaleta, the rest are the leftovers”

    Rojo is a leftover? Why did he star for Argentina in the world cup?

    If Di Maria was a leftover, why does he play for the national side? He won a Champions League medal -that's bad?

    Messi is rumoured to be coming to England-because he is a leftover?

    I appreciate that Spain is your mother country but surely a great footballing side like Argentina should be able to provide a decent league for its nationals.

    The truth is that more and more top Argentine players aren't playing there, but in Europe, increasingly with British sides, where they are rewarded for their talent.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    you dont know too much about football, do you?
    the argentine league is shite since many years ago, due to grondona and many of the presidentes de clubes.
    since decades the best argentine players are going to europe, and the main destination is always spain.
    that´s why all those players have played in spain first.

    the good thing is that we are producing top class players every year, and if you ask any of them where they want to play, the answer is always spain, then italy, france, germany, and as consolation prize, england

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    *11 Take your medicine and relax!! you are getting over excited now!!

    Jan 11th, 2015 - 01:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    “ you dont know too much about football, do you?”

    I'm not alone, you don't know much about football either.

    “the answer is always spain, then italy, france, germany, and as consolation prize, England”

    So if that order is correct, which Italian, French and German clubs did Angelo Di Maria play for after Real Madrid before Man Utd brought him?

    Clearly the order is not 'always' as you claim. No doubt caused by having 'Always' shoved in your ears, nostrils and mouth simultaneously, even though there is meant to be a shortage in Argentina.

    I wonder how much money Di Maria is earning at Man Utd a week? I would imagine it is a nice 'consolation,' certainly more than in Argentina where the football clubs would ask him to pay them for playing, although he could be paid in IOUs, standard Argentine practice.

    Jan 11th, 2015 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    your knowledge about football is zero, and that is understandable because you isleters have never seen a football match.
    about di maría (and it is not “angelo” lol) he spent his best years in real madrid, now he is playing in a 2nd rate league like the epl, nothing wrong with that.

    but the fact is that the epl without the argentine and spanish players, would be even worse.

    at least here we have a competitive league.
    in england you have just 2 teams.
    not to mention that one of those teams is chelsea managed by mourinho and his huge bus.
    most boring championship ever.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 12:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    @ Paul

    The Bundesliga is improving rapidly, but I wouldn't say that is attracting Argentine players over the Premiership. And I really would disagree that Argentine players are favouring Serie A and Ligue 1 before the Premier League.

    Serie A does have Tevez, Higuin and Palacio, but not many others. Serie A is not what it used to be. And Ligue 1 only really has Lavezzi, but his move to Paris was related to PSG's great wealth.

    Considering Di Maria, Demichelles, Rojo, Aguero and Zabaleta all chose to move to England shows it attracts South Americans. Lets remember Mascherano, Tevez, Crespo and Veron too. But most head to Spain, probably due to weather, culture and language. But there are many more Chileans (Sanchez, Vargas and Isla), Colombians (Ospina, Falcao and Sanchez) and Ecuadorians (Valencia and Palacio) now playing in the Premier League.

    To call the Premier League a two-horse race is very amusing. While Chelsea and City are the only real challengers to the title this season, lets not forget the duopoly of la Liga, which has been dominated by Real Madrid and Barca for many, many reasons. It was only broken last year, which was a very rare feat from Atlertico.

    Take your blinkers off Paul, you're embarrassing yourself.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Oh dear paulcondom, humiliating yourself AGAIN,

    Firstly, the EPL is the largest, most profitable and most watched league, in the world by far.

    Secondly, it has a history of welcoming very good Argentine players right back to Ossie and Villa at Spurs.

    Thirdly, any player who is any good can't wait to leave Argentina and play pretty much anywhere else....

    In England you have just two teams...LOL...that's quite funny in that I couldn't work out who they were.

    Apparently, Chelsea, then Maybe Man City the current champions, or Man Utd winners of 10 of the last twenty titles, or Liverpool who finished 2nd last year, or perhaps Arsenal who have played in the last 16 Champions leagues...or even Southampton currently 3rd.

    You talk shit and clearly know as little about football as you do about anything else.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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