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Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

14 Jul 2017, 07:08 #1

tournament 9 till 13.8 with Barawa, Chagos and IO Man (Conifa version)
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14 Jul 2017, 12:47 #2

Definitely not a warm-up event for next year's World Cup [taps nose]...
Also, looking at the announcement tweet, what the frigg has Piers Morgan got to do with it? If they're looking for an endorsement from a well-known person they'd be much better off associating themselves with... pick a name!
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14 Jul 2017, 19:11 #3

Perhaps "Piers Morgan" means "good luck lads" in Somali ?
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Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

15 Jul 2017, 17:16 #4

Not sure what this tournament will do for IOM competitively.  They could easily reach double figures in both matches.
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20 Jul 2017, 21:09 #6

I just wish someone would pay as much attention to publishing the match lineups etc as to designing the posters.
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02 Aug 2017, 07:39 #7

nfm24 wrote: I just wish someone would pay as much attention to publishing the match lineups etc as to designing the posters.
5.8.London: Barawa-Tamileelam
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05 Aug 2017, 11:31 #8

pieter wrote:
nfm24 wrote: I just wish someone would pay as much attention to publishing the match lineups etc as to designing the posters.
5.8.London: Barawa-Tamileelam
Also, there will be an Ellan Vannin v Yorkshire match this year (Yorkshire are currently setting up a "non-FIFA" national team). 
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06 Aug 2017, 00:24 #9

Just been looking on their short Twitter history and came across this clip that they retweeted. Maybe they could be the ones to introduce pre-match war-dances to the world of international football...
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08 Aug 2017, 13:14 #10

TheRoonBa wrote:Also, there will be an Ellan Vannin v Yorkshire match this year (Yorkshire are currently setting up a "non-FIFA" national team).
We know what the score will be
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08 Aug 2017, 13:51 #11

And their response if any Russian dedicated thug groups try and ruin the fun...
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12 Aug 2017, 22:03 #12

Ellan Vannin 6-2 Barawa (5-1 at half-time). Something tells me Ellan Vannin eased up a little in the second half, with a view to having to play another game tomorrow against Chagos Islands.  Probably would have been double figures otherwise.

Chagos Islands need a 4-goal win tomorrow to win the tournament.  If this happens, I will eat a pair of jeans.

Barawa will finish 2nd, unless Chagos beat Ellan Vannin by 2 goals and also score 6 goals or more (6-4, 7-5, etc.), in which case Barawa will finish bottom.  If this happens, I will eat 2 pairs of jeans and a handbag.
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13 Aug 2017, 15:13 #13

Clearly Mark is trying to declutter his girlfriend's wardrobe :-)
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13 Aug 2017, 18:22 #14

nfm24 wrote: Clearly Mark is trying to declutter his girlfriend's wardrobe :-)
it was close: 13-0, no food for Mark?
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14 Aug 2017, 00:12 #15

8 goals per game - 24 goals in 3 games, with each game having 5 more goals than the previous game.  A nice little pattern.

Still not sure about the choice of teams - clearly Ellan Vannin far too good for the others.
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07 Dec 2017, 15:00 #16

TheRoonBa wrote:
pieter wrote:
nfm24 wrote: I just wish someone would pay as much attention to publishing the match lineups etc as to designing the posters.
5.8.London: Barawa-Tamileelam
Also, there will be an Ellan Vannin v Yorkshire match this year (Yorkshire are currently setting up a "non-FIFA" national team). 
The match Yorkshire-Ellan Vannin will be played in januari 2018
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07 Dec 2017, 15:21 #17

Yorkshire will also host a tournament in May, with (in the words of a local BBC correspondent), "established international teams" such as Cascadia (have never played), Barawa (have played a handful of matches), and Ellan Vannin (he could possibly be let off with this one).

Slack reporting as usual...
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07 Dec 2017, 16:57 #18

TheRoonBa wrote: Yorkshire will also host a tournament in May, with (in the words of a local BBC correspondent), "established international teams" such as Cascadia (have never played), Barawa (have played a handful of matches), and Ellan Vannin (he could possibly be let off with this one).

Slack reporting as usual...
It's not a bad idea to get themselves 'started' that way though, a lot of teams travelling to tournaments like to play their final warm-up matches in the host country (when they're not going off to 🇨🇭/🇦🇹 regardless of how relevant of a location it is for the tournament in question), the fact it's a ConIFA event and technically Barawa are hosting blurs the lines a bit but the teams are still playing [relatively] nearby to where the later action will be (Barawa especially going out of their own way a bit).

It's something I've thought about recently as a possible way to kickstart my "Supp. GB" project (yes that one's still knocking about, still not got past the headspace though), I'm based a lot closer to London than YIFA are so if the opportunity arises (🇰🇮🙏📞👤), I'd be interested in trying to put a team together to play a World Cup side for warmup/friendly purposes...
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08 Dec 2017, 21:56 #19

mattsanger92 wrote:It's not a bad idea to get themselves 'started' that way though, a lot of teams travelling to tournaments like to play their final warm-up matches in the host country
Ee lad, That London int in Yorkshire!
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08 Dec 2017, 23:23 #20

They wish they were though, t'lattle city down south is noothin' on god's own country like...
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08 Dec 2017, 23:29 #21

I thought it was in Somalia, as Barawa is "hosting" a tournament there...
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11 Feb 2018, 22:17 #22

Other than not registering a copyright on my ideas of getting internet football involved with/against representative teams, my mistake was clearly that I forgot to hashtag it:



Interested to see what the outcome was (looks like they operate on a bit of a clickbait model), but I could take the quest of those guys in blue (from the looks of things most or all of them British) to 'play and beat a national team' a lot more seriously if they at least tried to look the part of a rep. team themselves... (SpencerFC🙏📞👤)
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12 Feb 2018, 01:36 #23

I don't understand.
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12 Feb 2018, 15:52 #24

Think I may have already covered this at some point but okay take your seats, class now in session (until some 9-year-old can intervene with their far superior knowledge of this subject).

"SpencerFC" is a YouTuber, became popular for his videos playing the FIFA series.

A couple of years ago he started a club called Hashtag United, it's kind of like a 'proper' club but without an actual league, they instead play against random opponents and base their 'league level' on how players in FIFA Ultimate Team are ranked (so they'd start in 'Division 9' or something and say they need x points from 10 games in order to get promoted and call themselves a 'Divison 8' team, but if they get less than y points they get relegated to 'Division 10'). Nice way to be able to have a 'competitive element' without regular opponents, strange but I like the innovation.

All their games get recorded and uploaded as part of a YouTube series (apparently they can't publish matchdates in advance because they're worried too many fans would show up), and the next one to be uploaded will be a match they played against Barawa.

Also they have a ridiculous catchphrase ("Don't forget to hashtag it!") that I'd be more than willing to say on camera if it meant SpencerFC became an investor for my various pipe dreams (also for various non-FIFA projects in general*), although I'm probably vastly overestimating his wealth.



* = Which may be a bit more realistic considering they're dipping their toe in the water here and say they're up for doing more, I'm just suggesting they not do it as some obvious club v country format, all they have to do is play dreSupp 😉.
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12 Feb 2018, 17:50 #25

mattsanger92 wrote:"SpencerFC" is a YouTuber, became popular for his videos playing the FIFA series.
My compiler rejected this part already.  I'm not sure if it is a segmentation fault.
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12 Feb 2018, 18:41 #26

You laugh but YouTubers doing sports (physical or e) has an insane amount of reach... prepare for your system to overload.
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12 Feb 2018, 18:49 #27

mattsanger92 wrote:You laugh but YouTubers doing sports (physical or e) has an insane amount of reach...
Only among the inane.
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12 Feb 2018, 19:23 #28

The Americans didn't go to Yorkshire in 1969.
Oh look, a glowing dog!

Rochdale is going to win the World Cup.

What do you mean?
Nothing.
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12 Feb 2018, 19:26 #29

nfm24 wrote:
mattsanger92 wrote:You laugh but YouTubers doing sports (physical or e) has an insane amount of reach...
Only among the inane.
Also yes.

But the numbers don't lie either, that boxing match for better or worse had more viewers than most 'proper' fights ever dream of.

If Hashtag United carry on their quest (hopefully in a more 'representative' guise), the exposure could be huge for ConIFA.
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16 Feb 2018, 19:33 #30

15.4 Barawa-Yorkshire
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17 Feb 2018, 14:10 #31

pieter wrote: 15.4 Barawa-Yorkshire
at least two teams preparing for CONIFA WC 😋
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17 Feb 2018, 15:02 #32

It seems the match will be in London - a home match for Barawa (Yorkshire is of course closer to London than Barawa).

"@Barawa are still finalising a ground, but we think their first choice, if they secure it, will be a pleasant surprise for many"

Wembley? 😅

Yorkshire also trying to arrange another home match in March.
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18 Feb 2018, 00:19 #33

TheRoonBa wrote:"@Barawa are still finalising a ground, but we think their first choice, if they secure it, will be a pleasant surprise for many"
Horse Guards Parade ?
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18 Feb 2018, 17:04 #34

For anyone interested, the best part of 20 minutes' footage of Barawa's team (co-starring some randoms from t'internet):

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