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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old July 12th, 2005, 08:24 Thread Starter
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Palestinian National Team on the BBC

Hi you lot, watched a great programme at 11.20p.m last night Monday 11th of July on BBC2 on the situation of the Palestinian National Team, seems some rich Palestinian guy is bankrolling the teams development as he believes it gives his country identity, The Palestinians have this Hungarian coach and players from around the Palestinian diaspora mostly from South America (one guy with crazy hair like valderama, anyone know his name or club?) another guy was from NYC. The star player a striker by the name of Ziad was unable to travel internationals in Qatar where Palestine plays its home games due to Israeli travel restrictions.........the Goalkeeper named Ramsey was a very funny guy suggesting to the face of a PFA official he'd fire the whole board if he had his way (Cantonaesque i thought).....did anyone else see this...........much respect to the plight of Palestinian football.....Royston.

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watched the last 20 minutes of it. Poignant

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old July 18th, 2005, 13:07
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Hi you lot, watched a great programme at 11.20p.m last night Monday 11th of July on BBC2 on the situation of the Palestinian National Team, seems some rich Palestinian guy is bankrolling the teams development as he believes it gives his country identity, The Palestinians have this Hungarian coach and players from around the Palestinian diaspora mostly from South America (one guy with crazy hair like valderama, anyone know his name or club?) another guy was from NYC. The star player a striker by the name of Ziad was unable to travel internationals in Qatar where Palestine plays its home games due to Israeli travel restrictions.........the Goalkeeper named Ramsey was a very funny guy suggesting to the face of a PFA official he'd fire the whole board if he had his way (Cantonaesque i thought).....did anyone else see this...........much respect to the plight of Palestinian football.....Royston.
The coach is Tamás Viczkó, he's now been replaced by Azmi Nassar.

The long haired guy was Argentine born Pablo Abdala, who played for Temuco (Chile). Ramzi Saleh is the goalkeeper, one of the best in Asia I would say, he has been offered a deal to play for Egyptian side Port Said. Really good player. Sadly I missed the programme, I hope they will repeat it.
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James thanks very much for this priceless information, Pablo Abdalla has to be the most Non Palestinian looking player ever. May i ask where you find this information are you studying in this particular area?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old July 22nd, 2005, 15:37
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The whole series (Frontline Football) is brilliant, as are all Ben Anderson documentaries for that matter.

I want one of those things the Palestinian player bought for his son.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old July 25th, 2005, 10:15 Thread Starter
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ahh yes the flying saucer type thing very good indeed, it was interesting to see how little cash Palestinian Players had to spend whilst in Qatar, pity really.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old July 26th, 2005, 22:40
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Check out this website http://www.futbolpalestina.com/index.html

Pablo Abdala is a mix of East European, South American and Arab, though he has grandparents that lived in Ramallah. He played for several top clubs in Argentina, Colombia and now Chile, even playing in the Copa Libertadores (South American equivalent of the Champions League)

Luis Musrri, who played for Chile in the 1998 World Cup, played two warm-up matches for Palestine before a crucial match against Uzbekistan. The Uzbeks sent a letter to FIFA questioning why Musrri (means The Egyptian in Arabic) should be included in the team after he had already played for Chile, FIFA agreed after earlier giving Musrri the green light to play six months earlier when laws where changed.

Their best South American player has to be Roberto Kettlun - now in Greece. There are several good Palestinian players playing around the world. The Syrian league once fielded a squad full of Palestinian players from the Syrian League for an Arab competition.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old August 19th, 2005, 19:44
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The valdarema lookin dude is Pablo abdulla.Looks like the documentary was made last year because the current coach is israeli arab azmi nassar.also true that or best south american player or player in general is robert catlun.his equalising free kick against iraq kept us in the race for qualifying to germany 2006
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