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TheRoonBa

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Dec 15 14 3:58 PM

In Smethwick. Basically, it is a trial match and not an official match. It will probably be only Punjabis from the Birmingham area, but they plan to include worldwide Punjabis later. They charged each player £30 to come to open trials last month, which seems a bit much!

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Dec 15 14 4:21 PM

It will be interesting to see who represents Panjab. We were told on the other topic ( http://roonba.fr.yuku.com/topic/2785/New-ConIFA-members ) that their membership was based on representing "Sikhs in India" and/or "Sikhs worldwide".  The same discussion showed that this eligibility was tenuous, and perhaps this was just a convenient label by which to "get them in the door".  Also the Panjab FA itself gives some semi-contradictory statements on its website as to what exactly it represents. 

Anyway, even if it was really eligible, it is rather unlikely that this FA will actually be able to really represent what it claims. The FA is based in England, and almost all of the players also. They might be forced to select some from further afield to justify it, but really, they are obviously not representing Sikhs in India.  Or worldwide.

It also puzzles me that their website is only in English and not Punjabi. I thought the point of these teams was to promote the "culture" or whatever.   Perhaps they don't know themselves what the point is.

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Dec 21 14 5:18 PM

Quite a lot of noise before the match (Panjab-Sealand), ths usual "come and see us,  our first match, blah blah, historic occasion,blah blah").


Match finished about 90 minutes ago, and there were no updates during the match from anyone and there has been no final score released on their Twitter account or Facebook page (surely somebody could have been given the task of just mentioning the score at the end?).

I am utterly disappointed, as usual, by the lack of respect given to the simple task of reporting the final score of a match.

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Dec 23 14 1:07 AM

TheRoonBa wrote:
Quite a lot of noise before the match (Panjab-Sealand), ths usual "come and see us,  our first match, blah blah, historic occasion,blah blah").
Match finished about 90 minutes ago, and there were no updates during the match from anyone and there has been no final score released on their Twitter account or Facebook page (surely somebody could have been given the task of just mentioning the score at the end?).

At least you have the Twitter/Facebook option.   My attempts to research the Leeward Islands tournament can be summarized in this hybrid of Sod's Law and Asimov's Laws:
 (i) there is no newspaper
 (ii) if there is a newspaper, the relevant issue will be missing
 (iii) if the issue is present, it won't mention the match at all
 (iv) if the issue mentions the match it will do so in a contradictory way to further confuse matters


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Dec 24 14 1:03 PM

I think the only way of finding all the results of the Leeward Islands tournament is as follows:

REPEAT
CONTACT Main FAs
AWAIT reply
IF reply = "It seems the previous administrators were not very good at keeping records" THEN SIGH WEARILY
IF reply = "I'm sorry, our previous HQ was burned down/destroyed by a volcanic eruption/earthquake/tsunami/tornado/landslide/termite infestation" THEN CURSE LUCK
IF reply = "We will check our records and get back to you" THEN WAIT FORLORNLY
IF reply = "Yes, here are all the results from all editions, complete with scorers and lineups" THEN SKIP FEVERISHLY AROUND GARDEN, FLAPPING ARMS IN A BIRDLIKE FASHION
UNTIL EXASPERATION SETS IN


There is also a MALICIOUS ALTERNATIVE

REPEAT
INVENT results
UNTIL NO results are MISSING

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Dec 24 14 5:29 PM

Panjab FA site report:
PANJAB FA TRIALIST XI 4-1 SEALAND FA “B”

It was a triumphant start to a new era for Panjab FA when they ran out 4-1 winners against Sealand FA ‘B’ in Smethwick on Sunday. Goals from Aaron Singh Dhillon, Tarlochan Singh, Sukhraj Singh Nijjar and Amarvir Singh Sandhu secured a hard-fought victory in Panjab Trialist XI’s first ever match.There was a real buzz about the place as families and friends filled the single stand at Hadley Stadium. Ex-Oldham Athletic and Shrewsbury Town defender Reuben Hazell would overlook his first game in charge of Panjab. And the Seals made the 180-plus trek from Surrey and Kent to play their part on this historic occasion.The home team started the brighter, Tarlochan Singh found himself with the goal at his wake twice inside the first 13 minutes. Following great midfield play from Sandhu, the lone front-man showed good movement to get in behind the defence but saw his goalbound prod cleared off the line. His first effort, probably the better chance of the two, strayed wide.Just two minutes later the away side saw their attempt blocked on the line too. After hints of handball, midfielder Rory Cornelius skinned a defender to work Panjab goalkeeper Saajan Sehejpal at the nearpost. The ball ended up back in the box from the right, but Dan Hughes – who after hitting it straight at Sehejpal from eight yards the first time – saw his rebound scrambled away.Both keepers were busy throughout the rest of the first half. Notably, Sealand’s Will Dukes did well to deny a Sandhu free-kick which looked destined for the top corner.But Panjab did eventually find the opener, scoring their first ever goal. After a strong run down the right, A. Dhillon cut inside and finished at an angle for a lead just past the half-hour mark.It then only took the home side a minute after the break to double their worth. T. Singh cut out a sloppy Seals pass and played it through to Jordi Singh Sall on the right wing. After luring out keeper Dukes, Sall set up T. Singh who produced a cute backheel for the second.Sall then played a hand in Panjab’s third. After turning a full-back, Sall worked his way into the box and cut it across for substitute Nijjar to slide past the keeper. The 17-year-old winger proved to be a thorn in both opposition full-backs’ sides before he was taken off.The Seals’ Sam Churchman picked up the game’s only booking with an hour gone following a tackle out of frustration on Nijjar. And albeit a friendly exhibition, the away side remained stuck in and did not hold back in many challenges in search of a goal.They did finally reply through Hughes, the forward finished expertly into the bottom-right corner from just inside the box – a shaky period followed for Panjab.However any chance of a late comeback was put to bed by the man of the match – A. Sandhu. He struck the fourth eight minutes from time after latching on to a loose ball and skipping past the keeper for 4-1. The midfielder was full of flair and endeavour and was at the hub of everything in this momentous win.Link to Photo AlbumReport by: Rajen Bagri

PANJAB GOALS A. Dhillon (33)T. SINGH (41)NIJJAR (52)A. SANDHU (72) SEALAND GOAL HUGHES (62) YELLOW CARDS CHURCHMAN (60) 
PANJAB FA TRIALIST XI Manager: Reuben Hazell13. Saajan SEHEJPAL (KUMAR)2. Gavin SEKHON3. Rai JASHAN4. Amandeep DHILLON5. Bahadur Sandhu (REEHAL)8.Jordi SINGH SALL (M. SINGH)6. Jagdeep KHELA10. Amarvir SINGH SANDHU (BRANCH)7. Anil SUNDER (NIJJAR)9. Aaron SINGH DHILLON11. Tarlochan SINGH (K. SINGH)SUBS1. SANDEEP KUMAR12. Sukhraj SINGH NIJJAR14. Jodhan REEHAL15. Krishan SINGH16. Jas BRANCH17. Malkit SINGH
SEALAND FA ‘B’ Manager: Edward Stubbs1. Will DUKES2. Sam CHURCHMAN3. Jack FIELD (Paul BEIBOER)4. Nat SHARP5. Chris GUNN (Tobias LOVELAND)6. Charlie DUKES (Leo BARNETT)7. Dan SMITH8. Rory CORNELIUS9. Luke CROUCHER10. Dan HUGHES (Ed STUBBS)11. Chris JACKSON

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Dec 24 14 7:13 PM

I wonder if it was called Sealand FA B just because Panjab didn't want it to be classed as an official match? Is this more or less the regular Sealand team (if there is such a thing)?

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Mar 12 16 5:00 PM

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Aggborough Stadium will once again host international football next month when the Panjab FA and Jersey FA national teams meet in an exhibition fixture.

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The club are now able to confirm the fixture after months of discussions and planning with colleagues at the Panjab FA. This fixture is to be held in partnership with Kick It Out, The Football Supporters Federation and Punjabi Wolves.

Everyone connected with the club is excited to be staging the game at Aggborough and are especially looking forward to joining the Panjab FA in welcoming fans to Kidderminster to mark the festival of Vaisakhi!

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Mar 14 17 1:07 AM

mattsanger92 wrote:
Panjab ...  against England 'C'.

"As well as providing England C with a chance to work together ahead of the ICT Final, the game is also about celebrating inclusion, diversity and player opportunity for Asian football as a whole."


Surely playing against a team which selects players based on a single ethnicity, it is precisely the opposite.



"From the very first day, the objective of Panjab FA was to provide the canvas for the talents of the Panjabi community and British Asian footballers to progress through the football pyramid."


This is somewhat away from the stated/claimed objectives when they joined ConIFA.  It is quite clear that this association does not represent what we were told.

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