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Ricketts call-up ends Jamaica interest


09 February 2002 (www.Teamtalk.com) --

Bolton striker Michael Ricketts will declare for England instead of Jamaica when he appears against Holland in a friendly on Wednesday.
Ricketts was named in head coach Sven Goran Eriksson's 24-man England squad for next week's friendly with Holland.

Ricketts could also have played for Jamaica because of his parentage, but his first cap with England will end any possiblity of him turning out for the Reggae Boyz.

The Trotters striker has been rewarded for an excellent run of form which has seen him score 12 Premiership goals this season.

He is joined by fellow strikers Darius Vassell, Kevin Phillips, Michael Owen and Emile Heskey in the squad.

England take on the former European champions at the Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday, February 13, as Eriksson starts his preparations for the World Cup in Japan and South Korea this summer.


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Duo handed free transfers

06 February 2002 (www.Teamtalk.com) --

English outfit Hull City have handed Jamaican internationals Theo Whitmore and Ian Goodison free transfers.
The move comes as no surprise after Hull's Reggae Boyz turned down new contract offers and both are now set to leave Boothferry Park sooner or later.

The pair joined the English Third Division club in a surprise double swoop in late 1999 after they both starred for their country at the 1998 World Cup finals in France, and at the time the move was considered a massive coup for the club.

But, after more than 80 appearances apiece for Hull, they are now set to move on, with several higher-ranked clubs sure to make known their interest.

After the pair rejected the club's latest contract offers and were subsequently made available, Hull manager Brian Little said: "There was an offer on the table and since then the offer has been taken away.

"But Theo and Ian are playing for this club until such time as they leave and they are good players and I will continue to use them as best I can."


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Jamaica in serious financial straits

KINGSTON, Jamaica 20 February 2002 (www.TEAMtalk.com) -

The Jamaica Football Federation is in serious trouble after its funding was cut by 64 per cent lopping nearly USD $400,000 out of its budget.

Jamaica's Sports Development Foundation (SDF), the biggest sponsor of the federation on Tuesday drastically cut its financial assistance, leaving the country's football in an uncomfortable position.

The SDF, which is primarily responsible for helping sporting bodies in Jamaica, is funded by Jamaica Lottery company. A percentage-- 7.5%--of the revenue earned from the lottery goes to the foundation which previously gave a grant of US$576,000 ($27 million) to the JFF. This represents a decrease in funding for the JFF of 64 per cent.

On Tuesday, the SDF, citing a significant drop in revenues since the advent of a rival lottery company, advised the JFF that they would only receive US$207,360 ($9.7 million) per annum.

According to president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell, the huge decrease in the Federation's grants has serious implications for Jamaica's football.

"This could be a very big blow for Jamaica's football. We have a lot of programmes that we are embarking on and we need money," said Burrell.

"This year we have the Under-17s preparing for their World Cup and we have the women's football team on the brink of qualification for the women's World Cup. How then can we tell them that they cannot get enough preparation for their final qualifier because of lack of funds," Burrell questioned.

"I am not going to give up," said Burrell.

"I will be trying to have dialogue with the Prime Minister and see how best he can help because without the necessary financil assistance it will be impossible a number of our programmes.

In 1997, The SDF was the JFF's major sponsor and the increase in financial assistance to the federation compared to years gone by, was far greater, resulting in Jamaica's historic qualication for the 1998 World Cup finals in France.


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MetroStars high on another Jamaican

20 February 2002 (www.Teamtalk.com) --

Jamaican international William Wilson will be one of 21 players to travel with the MetroStars to Italy for their final preseason training stint before the 2002 MLS season kicks off next month.

Wilson joined the MetroStars on a day-to-day, tryout basis at the club’s just-concluded pre-season camp in Bradenton, Florida. He played in two of the club’s three matches during his stay and impressed the coaching staff enough to warrant a “strong look” over the next few weeks.

“Wicked” Wilson, as he is called, played 90 minutes during Monday’s 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew. The midfielder, who is currently on the books at Jamaican club Hazard FC, is no stranger to the US soccer scene, having played for Wesleyan University and the A-League’s Connecticut Wolves. Wilson also had a spell at Colombia’s Millonarios, who the MetroStars faced twice in the 2001 Copa Merconorte.

Meanwhile, the club are still trying to acquire Wilson’s Jamaica team-mate Winston Griffiths. The MetroStars asked the league to sign Griffiths with a discovery option and are still waiting. They are hoping to land him in time to accompany the squad to Italy. Griffiths, a left-sided midfielder, has also been with the team throughout their stay in Bradenton.

Joe Addo is reportedly close to signing a new contract with the league and upon doing so will be entered into a wavier draft in which MetroStars can select him. It does raise the possibility that another team could snatch the veteran defender, who played for the now-defunct Tampa Bay last season. Addo, however has generated only nominal interest from other MLS clubs. The 30-year-old is expected to join the MetroStars in Italy after he returns from international duty with Ghana next week.

Byron Alvarez is another player who could have earned a roster spot for the Italy trip. Like Wilson, Alvarez was training day-to-day with the team in Florida, desperately trying to catch the eye of coach Octavio Zambrano. The 23-year-old Portland native will have to see if two goals in the clubs’ last two pre-season games will be enough to get an extended look.

Clint Mathis, who scored two goals of his own in those matches, appears to be creeping towards full match fitness. The US national team star is not expected to travel with the MetroStars on Friday. Mathis will instead link up with the American squad in preparation for pre-World Cup friendlies against Honduras March 2 in Seattle and Ecuador on March 10 in Birmingham, Alabama.


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Dallas take Griffiths in lottery

(www.Teamtalk.com) --

The Dallas Burn picked up Jamaican international Winston Griffiths in a special MLS lottery draft on Monday.
The 23-year-old transitional international has spent the past year with the Connecticut Wolves of the A-League and has 25 camps for the Jamaican national team. Prior to joining the Wolves, he spent the 1999-2000 season with Galaxy FC in Jamaica.

Griffiths played collegiately at the University of Rhode Island from 1998-99, leading the team to the Atlantic 10 Conference regular season and tournament championships in 1999.

At one point, the MetroStars were interested in signing Griffiths as a Discovery Player, but will likely use their Discovery option on Byron Alvarez, instead. Griffiths trained briefly with the MetroStars last month before returning to Jamaica.


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