Joe Public Crushed

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-08-13
Source: 
TTFOL

When everything was said and done T&T football had sunk to the lowest level in recent years. Joe Public, probably the best team and definitely the most expensive team in Trinidad and Tobago were crushed by MLS champions DC United 8-0 in the CONCACAF Club championship. DC United set a team record for scoring in a single game with the win. Joe Public manager Keith Lookloy speaking to the Washington Post stated: "After the first two, it's hard to remember." "What can I say? We met a superior team," Lookloy said. "They are a vastly experienced team with vastly experienced players."

Joe Public was the lone Caribbean entry sent to this year's tournament. They were picked to represent the region because the Caribbean club tournament is scheduled for November way past this year's CONCACAF Club Championship. Joe Public is owned and financed by CONCACAF President Jack Warner. According to management: "Joe Public is the best run and most professional team in the Caribbean." Last year a much smaller United Petrotrin lost 1-0 to DC United.

Yorke bid rejected by manager

Dwight Yorke will start the season with Aston Villa this weekend. Aston Villa's manager John Gregory has rejected Manchester United's £10 million offer for the Tobago born striker. Gregory said that he would not accept anything less than £16 million for Yorke.

Gregory added: "If Pierre van Hooijdonk (Nottingham Forest) is now valued at 10 million pounds, what is Dwight's price?

"He is worth 10 million pounds just as a professional and for how he handles himself."

Yorke will play this weekend's opening game against Everton.

In the starting lineup...

Jerren Nixon and FC Zurich enter into UEFA cup qualification when they face Schachtor Donets'k of the Ukraine at home tonight. They then play in the Zurich derby when they face cross town rivals Grasshoppers on Saturday.

The English Premiership kicks off this weekend when Dwight Yorke and Aston Villa play Everton on the road. Shaka Hislop is looking to start for West Ham when he faces Sheffield Wednesday. You can hear all the action starting at 9:30am on Saturday by going to the Stadium.

In the first division Clint Marcelle and Barnsley face Crewe on the road.

In Scotland Tony Rougier and Hibernian face Stranraer at home. Marvin Andrews and Raith Rovers face St Mirren.

Across the Atlantic David Nahkid and New England will face Evans Wise and Tampa Bay on Friday. Mickey Trotman, Brian Haynes and the Dallas Burn face Colorado on Saturday. Stern John, Ansil Elcock will look to bounce back from a 3-1 lost yesterday when they face Kansas City. You can see that game live via KMEX in the Stadium starting at 3:00pm. Remember the game is in Spanish.