by nfm24
Yesterday, 22:20
Forum: Club Football
Topic: IGLFA
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: IGLFA

Sure.   I don't know if there is an archive of IGLFA international results, maybe Mark knows.  The big news is not "low-level player Liam Davis is gay," the big news is "zero top-level players are gay, apparently."  Davis' comments are interesting, but obviously his experiences in football are rathe...
by nfm24
Yesterday, 22:10
Forum: Forum Suggestions
Topic: Where is Roon Ba?
Replies: 71
Views: 7.7K

Re: Where is Roon Ba?

It's a shame that so many major sports bodies, of the sort of "2nd tier" sports, are run on the level of a school league, with everything being for the benefit only of the people involved in the games themselves. It doesn't make sense for a federation to spend a lot of time and effort planning the e...
by nfm24
Yesterday, 22:07
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

I mean it is not *just* luck, but a lot of matches are needed for any non-luck tactics (human or computer) to prevail.
by nfm24
Yesterday, 22:05
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 74
Views: 2.3K

Re: Team GB

Apparently the friendly-dodging in his playing days was  due to fear of having a boot thrown at him (not that he wasn't still complicit) Poor excuse for an adult to come up with.   Whoever Wales appoint is going to struggle to go upwards.  The question is more, can they sustain a decent level for l...
by nfm24
Yesterday, 22:03
Forum: Players
Topic: Who are your favourite players?
Replies: 131
Views: 6.9K

Re: Who are your favourite players?

We have had some good performers at full back in recent years (I would add Hutton to your list) but Mulgrew more often plays in the centre where he's more useful being someone who can defend a bit but also bring the ball forward without having to nosebleed or hoof it.
by nfm24
Yesterday, 21:59
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL
Replies: 70
Views: 3.7K

Re: NFL

Surely, being Vikings, they are all ineligible to play for Minnesota and must instead represent Yorkshire.
by nfm24
Yesterday, 21:42
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

11.15.1983 Istanbul Turkey 5-0 Austria Goals: Feyyaz 3' 14' 45', Tanju 58', Şenol 79' Fenerbahçe Stadı Turkey: Cüneyt, Müjdat, Hasan, Alper, K.Şenol, Kemal, K.Hüseyin, Tunju (İsmail), Metin, Feyyaz, Şenol.  Coach: Kâmuran Soykıray. Austria: Wohlfahrt, Zsak, P.Werner, Auer (Dantlinger 49'), Kleinbic...
by nfm24
Yesterday, 21:13
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Antikov wrote: Now there is no answer to this question. I do not know what I will do in the future with this information. I do not have the ability to predict the future, because I'm not Marie-Anne-Adélaïde Lenormand.
This joke was not funnier the second time.
by nfm24
Yesterday, 18:05
Forum: Forum Suggestions
Topic: Where is Roon Ba?
Replies: 71
Views: 7.7K

Re: Where is Roon Ba?

An explanation is given on the homepage. "Certain sports governing bodies can't be bothered publishing results of their own national teams.  Others give incorrect or incomplete info. They show a consistent lack of professionalism and respect by refusing to accept criticism and refusing to provide ev...
by nfm24
Yesterday, 18:02
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Then it's a matter of whether the rules of the sport are in favour of "experienced expert" or "beginner's luck."

E.g. stone paper scissors with just one round, or best of 3, or best of 101 ?
by nfm24
Yesterday, 17:59
Forum: Club Football
Topic: IGLFA
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: IGLFA

I'm all for gay and lesbian rights, but do we really need separate football teams?  Not so sure.  Transgender perhaps, as they may not associate with only one of the 2 "established" genders. One could say the same about separate male & female teams. Also, it doesn't help their cause when they give ...
by nfm24
Yesterday, 17:56
Forum: Club Football
Topic: IGLFA
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: IGLFA

Eagles19 wrote:Everyone should be treated equally. If they want to be so equal, then why the hell do they have to start their own team?
I don't think he said he did want to start his own team (that's kind of what I was asking above), but I might have misread something.
by nfm24
14 Jan 2018, 22:26
Forum: Club Football
Topic: IGLFA
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: IGLFA

It's interesting, but where is the connection with the IGLFA ?
by nfm24
14 Jan 2018, 01:08
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

There must be other sports where people who have never played before, but have highly transferable skills from other sports, can match the "specialists." So it should be a fairly rudimentary but obscure sport, and thus the "specialists" will not be professional athletes in any sense, and could be be...
by nfm24
13 Jan 2018, 22:02
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Good advice.  It should be taught in schools, it's better than Xbox.
by nfm24
13 Jan 2018, 22:00
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: Natal and Katanga
Replies: 8
Views: 1.5K

Re: Natal and Katanga

Based on articles in the "Bulawayo Chronicle": Elisabethville International Exhibition Tournament (Belgian Congo) 1931 16-May-31 Katanga     0-3 N.Rhodesia   -May-31 N.Rhodesia  0-0 S.Rhodesia 18-May-31 Katanga     2-2 S.Rhodesia  1.Northern Rhodesia  2  1  1  0  3- 0  3  2.Southern Rhodesia  2  0  ...
by nfm24
13 Jan 2018, 19:32
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

I often find that with mathematics, and computing and other such technical fields, ability tends to rise on an exponential scale. ... With more physical tasks, at least the scale is within reach.  For example, doing the 100m in 10 seconds is considered phenomenal, but probably most averagely fit pe...
by nfm24
13 Jan 2018, 19:28
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

There is "Yorkshire" vs Ellan Vannin this month, and "Surrey" vs Barawa in May.  And a small tournament with "Yorkshire" is planned in May but details haven't been released.   As well as fixtures vs club teams etc.
by nfm24
13 Jan 2018, 16:34
Forum: South American Football
Topic: Should South America merge with CONCACAF?
Replies: 12
Views: 2.2K

Re: Should South America merge with CONCACAF?

It is certainly a convenient union for CONCACAF and CONMEBOL to join up for the continental championships.  Neither has enough competitive teams on its own to make up a typical tournament format (with group stages then KO) without using big guests of the other. Remaining separate is also convenient ...
by nfm24
13 Jan 2018, 16:22
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: World Military Cup
Replies: 181
Views: 2.8K

Re: World Military Cup

Some results from 1964 (unconfirmed) March : UAR 6-4 Tunisia March : UAR 1-1 West Germany May : West Germany 0-2 UAR The full results from this group: Round 1 26.02.64 Hagen        West Germany  4-0 Greece 18.03.64 Pireas       Greece        0-1 West Germany 15.03.64 Tunis        Tunisia       4-6 ...
by nfm24
13 Jan 2018, 02:22
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: IFFHS World Records of international football 1872-1919
Replies: 79
Views: 4.4K

Re:

Kaizeler wrote:Apparently Aimless Hoof FC (aka San Marino) show real team spirit by spreading their own goals around.
Another case of own-goal talent was demonstrated by the Hong Kong Police team, in a first division match on 14th Jan 1965.  They scored all 5 goals in a match which they lost 3-2 to Yuen Long.
by nfm24
13 Jan 2018, 00:03
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: Sápmi
Replies: 44
Views: 928

Re: Sápmi

Another match played was reported in the 29-5-1991 edition as "Eesti koondis" 2-0 "Riia Forumiga".  (Urmas Kirs 2 goals) I have taken this to mean: 25/05/1991  Tallinn          Estonia            2-0   Forums-Skonto It was 23rd May actually. About the Norway tour: "Rahva hääl" 26 June 1991  Eesti k...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 23:40
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: World Military Cup
Replies: 181
Views: 2.8K

Re: World Military Cup

1968 info from Turkish yearbook Group 6 : South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, South Vietnam, "South China", Indonesia ... Group 6 20.04.68 Seoul         South Korea   2-0 South Vietnam  Hyochang Park 22.04.68 Seoul         South Korea   1-0 South Vietnam  Hyochang Park These were the only games in ...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 23:34
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: World Military Cup
Replies: 181
Views: 2.8K

Re: World Military Cup

1968 info from Turkish yearbook ... Group 4 : Morocco, Ivory Coast, Tunisia    (later corrected Algeria, not Morocco) Results Group 4 24.04.68 Abidjan       Ivory Coast   3-0 Algeria        Stade Houphouët-Boigny 26.04.68 Abidjan       Algeria       2-1 Tunisia        Stade Houphouët-Boigny 28.04.6...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 22:28
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

I can still do a calculation in the form "double digit number X double digit number" in 5-10 seconds, but nobody asks me any more.  These skills are sadly being left behind and people now prefer it if you can balance 27 knives on your elbow while juggling 10 singing dogs. That may be true but there...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 22:15
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL
Replies: 70
Views: 3.7K

Re: NFL

Is the new stadium likely to yield more revenue than Twickenham ?
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 21:08
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: World Military Cup
Replies: 181
Views: 2.8K

Re: World Military Cup

Additions from Greek Wikipedia (https://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/Παγκόσμιο_Κύπελλο_Ποδοσφαίρου_Ενόπλων and sub pages) ... 1969 Group 5 South Korea qualified; (South?) Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines Group 5 Round 1 14.05.69 Bangkok        South Korea     4-2 South Vietnam         National Stadium      ...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 20:24
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Interesting.   Actual maths ability in a pure sense is, nowadays, considered less important than ability to do well in exams.   For which a good memory and ability to work at high speed and to "follow recipes" and jump through hoops, are needed. Problem-solving capacity is very much neglected.  Whic...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 20:13
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 74
Views: 2.3K

Re: Team GB

Wouldn't be the worst option probably, but hasn't really "done much" and arguably unqualified for a top international team aiming to win trophies.  Does the BAME rule apply to this position?
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 19:49
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

You dodged a bullet with me then then because up until starting primary school I was apparently a legit maths prodigy (as in, you could tell me your DOB and I'd tell you what day of the week you were born) . After a 'story for another day' I lost my powers and had to settle for being merely 'good a...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 19:44
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

This has already been covered but it indeed just the one (Ellan Vannin) Yes, and thanks (both) for pointing that out.  I recalled someone else withdrew in 2016, albeit for a different reason [edit: Nice and later Romany People withdrew - btw this was the tournament where the qualifying teams were d...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 17:39
Forum: Forum Suggestions
Topic: Account deletion
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Account deletion

As I understand it, this is a Tapatalk policy, not a Roon Ba policy. 

I agree that it is somewhat strange.
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 17:15
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

TheRoonBa wrote:I went back and left messages and images of Vikings playing football all around Yorkshire.  I didn't think it would go this far.
This would have been far more convincing evidence than that which was actually presented.
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 17:12
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Me gustaria hacer una consulta ¿Una selección que no pertenezca a CONIFA puede jugar un Mundial? No, solo los miembros de CONIFA pueden participar en las competiciones. DJLiesel (secretario de ConIFA) (15 May 2015) :  " Should a non-member (Alderney for instance) qualify then they will be invited. ...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 16:17
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

I have already resigned from the yet-to-be-created Roon Ba Time-travellers subforum.
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 15:53
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Then the set of Old Norse speakers, the set of Old Norman speakers, the set of Old Cumbric speakers would all be empty, as  the empty set is meant to be unique, does that mean that therefore we can't have a specific empty set for each linguistic minority? They would all be the same empty set { }, s...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 15:50
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Not "some of your members", but one, Ellan Vannin. Not because they had security issues, but because their legal registration type (some kind of youth organization) requires them to strictly follow the FCO advice. Just to get the blown-up "issue" down to the actual facts. I welcome your newly-found...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 15:23
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

The FCO warns of: ...  ... That did not happen in Abkhazia either. Or in Northern Cyprus. Holding the World Football Cup in Abkhazia did lead to some of your members deciding that they were unable to attend, following the FCO's advice.   Your point-by-point analysis of why the FCO is wrong is all v...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 15:18
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

As Sascha is a mathematician, perhaps he will tell you that the empty set is always a subset.  Though I doubt that helps his case. I should have known, with all these mathematicians around, that I'd fail in my logic somewhere! 🤓   But technically, having 0 as an element wouldn't constitute an empty...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 14:02
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

The Internal Regulations will be re-upped (as they have been before). When?  And why were they taken off the website anyway? The last time they were uploaded was in March 2015, a few days after I asked you about the exact same issue, on this forum   I asked about it again in March 2017, when I noti...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 13:58
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Sascha: They did make it to the voting in the first hand on the basis of a language that is linked to the territory they represent and which is spoken by a subset of the inhabitants - yes. That goes against your regulations. A team representing the Old Norse linguistic minority (as a whole) could b...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 13:40
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

I found them eligible based on the Old Norse language, as this ticks a box and did not come to my attention at the time of the interview I gave. Then why did you state in the interview that YIFA was not eligible, when you apparently hadn't considered the issue sufficiently?  Why didn't you say " I ...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 13:36
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

I am happy to be questioned ... But with no role comes the obligation to answer completely non-constructive "you are joke, all you do is a joke and your members are all either a joke or incompetent" rants on a random forum on the internet, I assume You don't have to answer anything.  It is your cho...
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 01:25
Forum: Non-Sports
Topic: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!
Replies: 417
Views: 14.9K

Re: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!

That is very similar to my feelings on visiting ITV.
by nfm24
12 Jan 2018, 00:03
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Maybe!  The Yorkshire stereotype is never to spend any money though... and the Viking one to pillage from other lands!
by nfm24
11 Jan 2018, 23:52
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

They could hold it in the sea, but watch out for pirates!  (sorry, no comparisons with the NFB :-) Or, they could hold it in Britain, and just write Somaliland to be clear which FA is the "host." There's another aspect of YIFA which I think hasn't been discussed here.  They were only founded 6 month...
by nfm24
11 Jan 2018, 23:34
Forum: Non-Sports
Topic: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!
Replies: 417
Views: 14.9K

Re: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!

Yes there are relatively few of us who actually participate in all the facets of discussion on the forum, which are broadly speaking, historical football research, alternative representative football, and nonsense chat.   The last two subsections are not disjoint.
by nfm24
11 Jan 2018, 23:28
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

... In Palau there was a very great local football admin, who wanted Palau to be a CONIFA member and apply for OFC/FIFA again. Unfortunately, he left the island and works in Japan now. My (constructive) suggestion for cases where there is no responsive FA is, wherever possible, to try to work with ...
by nfm24
11 Jan 2018, 23:25
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Matt : ConIFA members are going to be naturally sympathetic to one another and that probably results in leniency in votes like this Absolutely, and that is partly why the eligibility criteria were brought in.  Originally, all ConIFA (formerly CIFA) member applications went to a vote at the AGM, eve...
by nfm24
11 Jan 2018, 23:19
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 367
Views: 5.6K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

For further info on the identity ... YIFA applied on the basis that " The entity represented by the Football Association is a linguistic minority ."   Therefore, YIFA could only be eligible as an FA which represents the linguistic minority of Old Norse, i.e. speakers of that language.  Not " all Yo...