facebook Twitter RSS Feed YouTube StumbleUpon

Home | Forum | Chat | Tours | Articles | Pictures | News | Tools | History | Tourism | Search

 
 


Go Back   BanglaCricket Forum > Other Sports > Other Sports

Other Sports Talk about other Bangladeshi and International sports.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #676  
Old April 4, 2018, 12:37 PM
bujhee kom's Avatar
bujhee kom bujhee kom is offline
Cricket Sage
 
Join Date: June 27, 2007
Location: Dhaka Mental Hospital
Favorite Player: Jahanara Alam, Zuccarello
Posts: 24,842

^^^Most wonderful news! Thank you Ahnaf!
We are extremely proud of Sabina Khatun~! God bless you.
__________________
God bless Ingrid Newkirk, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris & Mitch Landrieu!
twitter.com/bujheekom
Reply With Quote

  #677  
Old April 5, 2018, 05:43 PM
Roey Haque's Avatar
Roey Haque Roey Haque is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: March 26, 2012
Favorite Player: Shakib Al Hassan
Posts: 4,280

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shehwar
I understand what you are saying about Maldives. They certainly are the best South Asian Football Side at the moment and perhaps in the last 7-8 years or so.

Our demise is very sad though. I remember the days in the 90s where nothing short of a 4-0 or 5-0 thumping would be deemed acceptable against the likes of Nepal and Maldives. I recall their then best football club New Radiant had visited Mohammedan SC for some AFC match and we casually beat them 8-0 and Mohammedan were probably being complacent. But then we had players of the calibre of Shabbir and Kaiser Hamid back then. Now, even at my age I reckon I'll do a better job than the current lot.
It truly is a tragedy. Especially considering our large population. Bd parents have gotten it wrong for so long about just focusing on academics, slowly they are coming around on cricket after seeing stars like Shakib. I hope that day comes soon for soccer as well. Right now, it is still looked down upon to be a soccer player. They make decent wages, but get no respect. Now, strong willed or individualistic people will not care and strive on to become the best at their craft. But many of our guys in Bd, they are more societal, and the respect thing does matter to them A LOT, and demotivates them from practicing.
__________________
God has put a permanent curse on the Bd team because they have not gotten rid of Rahim.
Reply With Quote
  #678  
Old July 13, 2018, 12:07 AM
anon4567 anon4567 is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: February 27, 2015
Favorite Player: Shakib, Mash, Mushy
Posts: 1,041

I recall Hemanta Vincent Biswas became the first player from Bangladesh to trial for a top tier European club. As I recall Twente FC actually liked him, but they couldn't sign him on due to other reasons. Which I think is the key to our improvement- playing for Australian/ European/ East Asian/ South East Asian leagues, obviously not for a first division team but for 2nd and 3rd Division. Take for example the current Afghanistan squad.

Even if we can get our players to play for Indonesian or Malaysian leagues it is a big improvement over our domestic league. I wonder if our new coach can organise trials for Bangladeshi players for 3rd/ 4th Division English teams. He had played for and coached many 3-5th Division clubs prior to coming to Bangladesh, so I wonder if he could make something happen.
Reply With Quote
  #679  
Old July 13, 2018, 12:45 AM
Roey Haque's Avatar
Roey Haque Roey Haque is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: March 26, 2012
Favorite Player: Shakib Al Hassan
Posts: 4,280

Trial or no trial, I think the question is, are you good enough? Do you pass the eye test?

If not, the scouts from the top divisions won't even look at you, and the other divisions can't arrange visas for you on the merit that they have sufficient local talent to fill those rosters. You need to be good enough to stand out from the rest and attraction attention.

Like Maldives' Ali Ashfaq, who played in the Malaysian league and even won a title there. And when you see this guy play, he is head and shoulders above everyone else. It is clear no one can catch him. And so when scouts see this, they know he is not playing to his level, and want to give him a chance in stronger leagues to see how he fares.
__________________
God has put a permanent curse on the Bd team because they have not gotten rid of Rahim.
Reply With Quote
  #680  
Old July 13, 2018, 10:52 AM
anon4567 anon4567 is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: February 27, 2015
Favorite Player: Shakib, Mash, Mushy
Posts: 1,041

Hmm. Basically upto Div 4 is seen as professional football in England. Anything below that is Semi-Professional / Amateur leagues, and can't really get Visas easily for international players.

And Charlie Sherringham from England was one of the star forward of the Bangladesh Premier League last season- And he now plays for a 6th Division team in England. A Semi-Pro English player schooled our local players. The disparity between our national team players and an European national team is unimaginable.

I'm just frustrated that Nepal and Maldives have well and truly overtaken us in terms of quality of footballers as they have more players playing in decent foreign leagues. While we have none.

Another approach is strengthening our local league, much like what India did. All their national team players play within India and they have qualified for the 2019 Asia Cup.

I just don't see a silver lining for football in Bangladesh.
Reply With Quote
  #681  
Old July 13, 2018, 02:26 PM
Roey Haque's Avatar
Roey Haque Roey Haque is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: March 26, 2012
Favorite Player: Shakib Al Hassan
Posts: 4,280

Oh wow, did not know about Charlie Sherringham. Very interesting!

Yes, I don't have much hope either. Just praying that more european born guys of Bd origin decide to represent their parent's country after already having played the minor leagues in europe. A la Jamal Bhuiyan. The only thing is, Jamal ain't that good, haha. There are levels to this. We need some next level guys.
__________________
God has put a permanent curse on the Bd team because they have not gotten rid of Rahim.
Reply With Quote
  #682  
Old July 13, 2018, 09:39 PM
anon4567 anon4567 is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: February 27, 2015
Favorite Player: Shakib, Mash, Mushy
Posts: 1,041

More interesting player is Hamza Choudhury. He plays for Leicester City in the Premier League and is of Bangladesh origin. He also played for England Under-21.

He was approached by BFF to play for Bangladesh back when he was at a peak of his career but he said no. Now he has been loaned off to a 2nd Division English team, I really hope he changes his mind and plays for Bangladesh. Obviously he was raised in England and owes Bangladesh nothing and I wouldn't be mad if he decided to not play for us. But if he does decide to represent us- we've got ourself the best player to wear the Red and Green in our history.
Reply With Quote
  #683  
Old July 14, 2018, 03:18 AM
Roey Haque's Avatar
Roey Haque Roey Haque is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: March 26, 2012
Favorite Player: Shakib Al Hassan
Posts: 4,280

^ It's all about the paycheck. The top Bd clubs cannot compete with a EPL team regarding salary, however they can compete with the lower divisions in other countries. That's the reason Jamal came over from Denmark to play for and in Bd. He said he would never make as much money in Denmark as he did playing for Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russel. Many don't know this, but the top clubs of Bd really spoil their players in terms of contracts and match bonuses. For the very best footballers, it is not a bad life at all monetarily especially when adjusting for purchasing power parity in Bd. The only thing is, it is still social taboo, where cricket isn't anymore. After guys like Mash and Shakib have entered the national convo, parents see cricket as a noble career for their kids. But football? Still ways to go.
__________________
God has put a permanent curse on the Bd team because they have not gotten rid of Rahim.
Reply With Quote
  #684  
Old July 14, 2018, 11:57 AM
Yankees Yankees is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: February 10, 2017
Location: New York
Favorite Player: Sanga,Mash,Shakib,Fizz
Posts: 2,524

Quote:
Originally Posted by anon4567
More interesting player is Hamza Choudhury. He plays for Leicester City in the Premier League and is of Bangladesh origin. He also played for England Under-21.

He was approached by BFF to play for Bangladesh back when he was at a peak of his career but he said no. Now he has been loaned off to a 2nd Division English team, I really hope he changes his mind and plays for Bangladesh. Obviously he was raised in England and owes Bangladesh nothing and I wouldn't be mad if he decided to not play for us. But if he does decide to represent us- we've got ourself the best player to wear the Red and Green in our history.
Hamza had a lot of promise. Unfortunately, looks like he won't be living up to that. But dude, there's no way he will ever play for BD.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
BanglaCricket.com
 

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Partner Sites | Useful Links | Banners |

© BanglaCricket