Sliema win it!

Monday, September 13, 2010, 9:31
Sliema knockout winners 2010

Sliema Mc Donalds Knockout winners 2010

Marsascala complete the double

Sliema Mc Donalds beat champions Neptunes Emirates yesterday evening to take home the last honour of this season, the Knockout trophy with a 13-11 final score. Neptunes were aiming to cap last weekend’s league success with the double while Sliema sought revenge for that loss.

The game was a typical roller coaster ride, with a slow start and lots of turns of fate as the minutes passed by. Sliema were dominant in the second session, sending Neptunes in tilt, but the latter found the energy to react and even nosed ahead with a couple of minutes on the clock. But Sliema had the last laugh, sending their elated fans celebrating down to Sliema Pitch.

The first session had little to it, with both sides studying each other and taking shots from a distance, ending in a 1-1 draw and leaving both sets of supporters thirsty for more action. Neptunes had the better chances in this session, particularly through Molnar, but they squandered all of them.

The action materialised in the second session when Sliema upped a gear to take a 6-2 lead, leaving their frustrated opponents stunned in the water. Jerome Gabaretta was Sliema’s “uomo in piu”, striking at Gouder’s goal with clinical precision.

Sergio Afric knew that he needed to stifle Neptunes’ initiative to be successful in this game, and his men followed his plan to perfection, allowing little space for the Neptunes attackers and also picking up some important fouls along the way. This game plan took its toll on a number of Neptunes players, particularly Vujasinovic who is typically a calm and composed player but lost his temper on several occasions. Neptunes also didn’t capitalise on their man-up situations as well as Sliema did, and this was also a determining factor on the final result.

In the end of the second session and the beginning of the third session, the Neptunes revival was on, but it was the referees Balzan and De Meo who were the target of both sets of supporters and players for alleged errors they committed on both sides of the pool.

Both teams went into the final session with a 8-7 score in Sliema’s favour, but it was Neptunes who in the fourth session seemed to be heading for the elusive double when they forged 10-9 ahead with a couple of minutes left on the clock.

Marcoch’s men could not keep up the tempo with their opponents who were hungry for victory and following a Rath penalty and a golden opportunity missed by Pisani, the Blues knew that they were heading for their 25th Knockout trophy and their fourth in succession.

Although the game was very physical, both sets of players shook hands in the water after the final whistle, while a handful of Sliema supporters and Neptunes players traded some words while the latter were making their way to the showers. In a commendable gesture, Soler and Afric both shook hands with Neptunes captain Niki Lanzon after the presentation of the runner up trophy, and the rest of the Sliema team were seen shaking hands with their opponents after their celebrations on the pool deck.

Neptunes Emirates 11 – Sliema Mc Donalds 13
(1-1, 3-5, 3-2, 4-5)

Neptunes: N. Gouder, N. Lanzon 3, B. Lanzon, M. Stellini 2, D. Camilleri, V. Vujasinovic 1, S. Camilleri 2, J. Camilleri 1, B. Buhagiar, S. Gravina, I. Bugeja, T. Molnar 2, M. Pisani.

Sliema: R. Coleiro, J. Gabaretta 5, N. Lubrano, P. Privitera 1, M. Meli 1, J. Soler 2, M. Spiteri Staines, J. Brownrigg 1, C. Debono, A. Kunac 1, M. Rizzo, B. Rath 2, D. Abela.

In the second division Knockout final, Marascala Solid Base capped a memorable season when they clinched the double against Ta’ Xbiex Mermaids Paradise. The third session proved to be decisive and once again Marsascala’s Koralji was the team’s hero with four goals. Marco Manara’s team had managed to contain the fierce Marsascala attack during the first two session but his plan faltered in the third as the champions turned the game around.

Marsascala Solid Base 12 – Ta’ Xbiex Mermaids Paradise 8
(5-3)(1-2)(4-1)(2-2)

Marsascala: R. Sciortino, JC Cutajar, B. Szabo, L. Grixti 1, M. Borg Spiteri 1, M. Koralji 4, J. Licari 2, J. Cremona 2, S. Micallef, T. Agius 1, D. Cassar 1, G. Pace, S. Farrugia

Ta Xbiex: N. Xuereb, S. Cachia, D. Caruana 1, A. Farrugia, L. Borg, C. Bugeja, J. Tabone, E. Bonello, D. Gabriel 3, A. Galea 1, I. Azzopardi 1, M. Spiteri, T. Gyrovath 2





77 Comments

  1. steve says:

    nahseb wasal zmien li thalluh bil-kwiet ta mela ghax forzi zbalja waqt loghba ghandu jigi mghajjar hekk u kalunjat mis-supporters ta neptunes mhux sew tamlulu hekk lil mr.balzan ma haqqux hekk jien ghalija referee serju u wiehed mil-ahjar referes li hawn malta mhux se li jigi persigwatat hekk mis-supporters ta neptunes tghalmu accetaw telfa l-ewwel mhux referee f`gimgha pruvajtu tkisruh .jekk vera thobbu waterpolo accetaw telfa hu halluh bil-kwiet.

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  2. pp says:

    Ir-referees ma hadux sehem fit-tournament ta’ l-under-13 tan-Neptunes nhar l-Erbgha. bi protesta ghall kritika tar referee Balzan. Ghandhom ghax jissapportjawh lill Balzan ir-referees shabu. Meta gieh ic-cans akkuza lill siehbu referee Scriha li hu korrott!! Balzan ghandu jitlaq qabel itellquh u javveluh mad-dinja tal-waterpolo.

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    pp1 Reply:

    u wara kellu jibla kollox

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    I was there Reply:

    Ezatt kif se naghmel jien!!!!
    Sandro
    This mail is intended to all readers and in particular to champions X 31 times. I withdraw  comments I made on the subject especially re the two gentlemen I saw at the airport after checking in on Monday at 5.45 a.m. While confirming that they were all alone, it was revealed and confirmed to me as champions X 31 times had said in his contribution that the person I mentioned and whom chX31 times described as a business partner is a spitting image of referee De Meo. So it must have been a case of mistaken identity and the error is very much regretted.

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    champions x 31 times Reply:

    GOOD TO SEE YOU CAME BACK TO EARTH I WAS THERE. WXACTLY WHAT I HAD STATED. ANOTHER OF YOUR BALOONS BURST :)

  3. polo fan says:

    u le mintkomx mahruqin… 54 comments kolla tgorru pff!!! Sliema rebhu 3 li hi tajba, allavolja n-neptunes rebhu il league – u nfaqtu l-eluf hahahahha!!

    U tejdu tal pepe… hlief inglizati mandkomx ara man up+ … specjalment il youth teams laqas jifmu il malti LOL u morru lemm aaa mahruqin!!!!

    Ferhanin ax irbahna 3, u19ko u laqwa li ma rbahtux id double :D DDDD

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    balluta Reply:

    ara veru ma tafx tisthi polo fan! jekk ahna nfaqna l-eluf, intkom xínfaqtu? insejtu kemm kontu ghajjartuna meta gie Afric maghna li hallasnieh l-eluf kbar? u inthom x’hallastuh, karawett jaqaw biex gie lura maghkom? jista jkun, fuq kollox, ghax ma tantx fadallu fejn idur. Sa 1100 euro hallastu lin neptunes ghal Kunac, ghax kien registrat maghna is-sena l-ohra–grazzi ta, hallasna xahrejn kera tal-barranin bihom….u lil Kunac gibtuh wara li ghamiltu min kollox biex tiehdu l-Vlado u baqa f’wicckom! u nahseb nhux eluf ofrejtulu, imma dak mhux mercenarju bhal dak li pprova jgibu! Mahruq min ghamel min KOLLOX biex jirbah il-league u baqa f’wiccu, mela ahna— oqoghdu ifirhu bit-3 tazzi, mela issa sar jiswa il-winter league li ntukom dota ghax inkunu minghajr Stevie fix-xitwa?

    u tal-pepe sabiha wisq eh! mhux intkom tkantaw li tal-pepe, veru m’ghandekx zejt f’wiccek! issa oqghod gawdi it- 3 tazzi tal plastic, ghax il-kbira ma haddtuhiex.!

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    champions Reply:

    insejtu meta gibtu tibor…….nahseb bxejn gie dak uxx haha jekk niftakar sew dak kontu hallastuh 40,000 euro!! u fodor bxejn ukoll? u pawlu, free transfer gie? min jaf kemm offrejtulu l-vlado, imma dak mhux mercenarju he…….u insejtu li neptunes behhew lil karl galea, igifieri dahhalna transfer fee, u frankajna l-paga tieghu (li minghalija kienet gholja)……..u tinsiex li hafna mill players hadu wage cut dis-sena………..it’s called gd management my friend……….jekk ghandkom bzonn il-flus, morru ghand is-sux,ghax kull meta jigi l-pixxina u jibda jinharaq ghax neptunes ikunu qeghdin jerbhu dejjem johrog xi 50 euro, imma mid-dehra jista’ jghinkom bil-funding biex iggibu barranin sura ta nies haha

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  4. true red says:

    ‘ I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE’ is perfectly correct in what he stated, except for the time of the flight, that is,KM 612 Malta/Reggio/Rome at 07.05 not 08.30.

    Well done I Spy With My Little Eye – it is food for thought for the Amateur Swimming Association.

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    bullseye Reply:

    true red, the Amateur Swimming Association could not be more aptly named. An incompetent secretary, and a President who doesn’t know if he’s coming or going- l’aqwa li kwazi kull xahar insiefru safra min fuq l’ASA u hallihom jghidu….

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    I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE Reply:

    are you sure True Red???? i travelled on the same flight flight 3 weeks ago departure was defientely after 8am. km612 7.05am is winter schedule starting 1st nov but whatever……. point still remains the same

    PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD BECAREFUL.

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    champions x 31 times Reply:

    BULLSEYE AND EVERYONE ELSE SORRY BUT MISSED AGAIN. THE HONOURABLE GENTLEMAN BEYOND ALL REPROACH WHO YOU ARE REFERRING TO WAS AT THE AIRPORT TRAVELLING WITH HIS WIFE,OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND HIS BUSINESS PARTNER (ANOTHER GENTLEMAN WHO HAS A STRIKING RESEMBLENCE TO MR. DEMEO) TO VIENNA AND NOT ON THE FLIGHTS TO ITALY YOU INDICATED. THE TAKE OFF TIME OF THE VIENNA FLIGHT IS 6:40 ANYONE WITH AN IOTA OF INTELLEGENCE CAN MAKE THEIR OWN CALCULATIONS ON THE VARACITY OF YOUR STATEMENTS.YOUR IMPLICATIONS ARE DEPLORABLE AND I AM SURE YOU ARE NOT READY TO REVEAL YOUR IDENTITY WHICH INCIDENTALLY I AM IF YOU DO LIKEWISE. STOP SLINIGING MUD AT TRUE GENTLEMEN. IF THIS IS THE WAY YOUR MIND WORKS YOU ARE TO BE PITIED. JUST ENJOY YOUR CHAMPIONSHIP WIN AND ACCEPT DEFEAT. UNLESS YOU ARE READY TO REVEAL YOUR IDENTITY AND I WILL DO LIKEWISE I CONSIDER THE MATTER AS CLOSED AND LEAVE IT TO INTELLIGENT BEINGS TO JUDGE.

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    bullseye Reply:

    champions x31( are u counting the La Gioia league and the ones you “won” when Italian referees used to sleep at the Galaxy?), we will enjoy our championship win thank you, and also accept defeat.(in the ko, you forgot to specify) . You’re quite right, let’s leave it to intelligent beings to judge – they will no doubt, judge how on earth when Soler, blatantly elbowed Jordan in the face, in full view of everyone at the national pool, it was Jordan who ended up expelled instaed of Soler…. and when the resultant man-up didn’t yield anything, it was time for plan B, i.e. for a totally invented penalty against Stevie to get him fouled out… same as happened last year in the Ko final, by coincidence(?), also controlled by the same Balzan and De Meo!! Yes, yes, let’s leave it to intelligent beings to judge, shall we? ( do you use your ruler to type, just as you do to write?) Love and kisses, Inspector Clouseau.

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    I was there Reply:

    champions X 31: What you tried to say and make readers believe or swallow is JUST RUBBISH AND LIES. I told you I WAS THERE. There were others upstairs who saw them later too. If you call us a load of cowards I wonder what loads of what fits you.

    I was there Reply:

    champions X 31 times: You are wrong. You want to mislead. I was there and saw the two gentlemen after checking in going up to the departure lounge. It’s not true what you wrote. There was no family accompanying them. They were all alone.

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    champions x 31 times Reply:

    AS I SAID BEFORE NO FURTHER COMMENTS UNTIL YOU REAVEAL YOUR IDENTITY YOU LOAD OF COWARDS.

  5. I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE says:

    i spy with my little eye………… a certain southern region italian ref who happened to ref in malta on sunday, arriving at the airport with the daddy of one of sliema’s prominent players @ 530am for the malta-reggio-rome flight @830am.

    how sweet: they arrived together, checked in togother, passport control together and had coffee together in the departure lounge. what a tete-a-tete they had!!! kieku jafu kemm rawhom nies – walls have eyes and ears!! hehehe

    but stupid question: in the era of on-line checkin, y does someone arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to departure of flight?

    answer : forsi biex ma jaghtux fil-ghajn……..

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  6. Guzi says:

    Anki missier il-player siefer mieghu. Sar ic-check-in fil-5.45a.m. u baqghu il-hin kollu wehedhom flimkien. U telghu fid-departure lounge flimkien. IX-XITAN MA JAHMILX u Z-ZEJT JITLA F’WICC L-ILMA.

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    fredu Reply:

    Allura Guz, b’daqshekk? Forsi nkisirlu n-nuccali lil Di Meo , u kellu bzonn iehor ta’ malajr miskin!

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  7. Official Neptunes Statement says:

    Official Neptunes Statement:

    The Neptunes WPSC Committee proposes to the Sliema Committee that the two Clubs exchange trophies, that is, the 2010 Summer League won by Neptunes, as opposed to the Winter League, President’s Cup, and Knock Out Trophy won by Sliema. The Neptunes Committee feels that those three trophies, although not as prestigious, are more important than the Summer League. Our offer stands for two days and we await Sliema’s response to such a proposal.

    Regards,
    The Neptunes Committee

    NAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT haha zommu dawk it-tlett bikkjerini ja abda mdejqin, ahna kuntenti bil-summer league – everyone knows it’s the most prestigious!

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    better dead than red Reply:

    There we go again… hudu banana and get a life. Next please

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  8. true red says:

    Supporters of San Giljan and Sliema “Jealousy gets you nowhere ” Oqghodu tqallbu ghal dawn it-tnax il-xahar li gejjin. VIVA NEPTUNES CHAMPIONS.

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    better dead than red Reply:

    thank God neptunes win the league once every 48 months on average!!!!! All this talk talk……..Sounds like inferiority complex. hudu banana and get on with life.

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    I was there Reply:

    champions X 31 times: What you tried to say and make readers swallow is JUST RUBBISH and LIES. I told you I WAS THERE. (There were others upstairs who saw them later too). If you call us a load of cowards I wonder what loads and loads of what you are.

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    k..... Reply:

    decidi he malti jew ingliz…..intom qazistu l kulhadd zgur ax bil fottimenti wasaltu fejn wasaltu….z zejt jitla f wicc l ilma….nejru aliko ma tarax ahna meta nerbhu ,nerbhu bil qalb….

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  9. wp1 says:

    I think tht we must thank those men in white for their efforts as they get nothing in exchange..I think that the two referees were on the same criteria as the man ups were almost the same on both sides .9 for neptunes and 7 for sliema. .I do not know for your selves but waterpolo refereeing is the toughest of all and everywhere is the same.I read that the referees have issued applications for new referees ,but I have heard at the pool that no one applied for the job.I was very sad we lost but there is a time for happiness and another time for sadness. After all this is a game and yesterday one of the teams had to win the game. A draw was not enough.

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    Neptunes Reply:

    wp1, do you want everybody to think you are a Neptunes supporter?. Well Neptunes supporters have eyes to see while you seem to have lost them.

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  10. giljaniz says:

    kieku jien supporter ta neptunes ma nkunx kuntent ghax ghara kemm nefqu flus hu min 3 tazzi fis-sajf hadhu league u dawn fuq barranin daqs kemm nefqu 4 teams ohrajn dawn nefqu eluf ta euros fuq 3 barranin suppost b`dak team tiehu 3 tazzi ghax intom hsibtu li hadt ma jista ghalikom u superjuri imma irbahtu tazza wahda x`misthija madkomx taraw kbir issa u taraw kullhadd dubbien sibtu skuza bi referee zgur tamlu ghax mintomx imdorrijin intom meta referes jirefejaw sew ghax dejjem drajtu bir-referes izommu makom.BAD LOSERS INTOM .IMBASTA TGHIDU GHALINA INTOM ISTHU JEKK TAFU

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    Matt Reply:

    Jien supporter tan neptunes, u kuntent, hafna kuntent. Intkom ma tafux xintkom tghidu jaqaw? Qed tparlaw fuq min ra kbir dis-sena? Intkom fil bidu tal kampjonat minalikom li ha tkunu ma ta fuq, u spiccajtu hadtu il banana (tidwira wara tidwira)!! Personalment ma nahsibx li ahna bad losers, qed nghidu l-affarijiet kif inhuma, ir-referees kienu hziena hafna u kollox kontra n neptunes u mhux imbilli tghidu, hekk hu! U nahseb once again, minn supporter ta San Giljan, li tghid li xi hadd huwa bad loser, ma tantx int kredibli wara li gara!! RED AND PROUD

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    Calculator Reply:

    Giljaniz, kieku int supporter tan-Neptunes, bhalissa kuntent ghax irbaht il-league! Jekk neptunes nefqu l-flus fil-barranin, ghandhom x’juru ghal li nefqu. Ara intkom, b’li infaqtu fic-Cocci u Karl galea, apparti fil-players barranin u fil-coach barrani, infaqtu daqs in_Neptunes jekk mhux iktar, u x’ghandkom x’turu? ZERO! Mela tghidx hmerijiet, o hu pacenzja, oqghod indanna u nharaq wahdek bil-kwiet!

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    giljaniz Reply:

    mela calculator bix inwegbek barranin taghna gew jiswew inqas min daqs kemm halastu intom lil vujasinvoc u coach jithalas hafna inqas min coach taghkom ta intom infaqtu xi 80000 euro iktar kwazi dis-sena ta

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    Calculator Reply:

    jew 100,000 mhux 80,000, mela int il-kaxxier tan-neptunes jew! biss biss iffrankaw il-paga ta galea in-neptunes, plus li dahhlu il-flus tat-transfer, altru li 80,000 iktar!! tajjeb ghas-somom, xejn ma nghidlek!!

    polo fan Reply:

    well said

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  11. sliema says:

    xi gralhom in neptunes rebhu league f mitt qamar

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    Neptunes Reply:

    I guess you have to wait for the next moon to try your luck, until then We are the CHAMPIONS.

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  12. Neptunes Player says:

    I dnt understand why everyone is saying how sliema ruined our celebrations bla bla bla, and how they won 3 cups out of 4… U know how many times we won those 3 cups and sliema won the league…?? so what if u won 3 cups the biggest prestige is the league U DAQSEK DEAL WITH IT!!!! NOOW THAT WE WON THE LEAGUE EVERYONE IS TALKING BOUT THE DOUBLE… THATS ITS BEEN MISSING 2OYRS BLA BLA BLA…. U THINK WE CARE???? SERIOUSLY ??? WE WANTED THE DOUBLE FOR SURE WE DID….. BUT U DIDNT RUIN ANY OF OUR CELEBRATIONS TA… WE RE CHAMPIONS 2010…. AND ULL HEAR THAT FOR A WHOLE YEAR.. U WONT HEAR SLIEMA KNOCK OUR CHAMPIONS… ULL HEAR US; NEPTUNES FOR A WHOLE YEAR, GBAJNA NIHDUWHOM DAWK IT 3 CUPS… BUT WE ALWAYS WANTED THE LEAGUE MORE.. AND IM SURE U WANTED IT THIS YEAR TOO.. WELL NOW WE HAVE IT… ENJOY 2O1O CHAMPIONS DEAL WITH IT BLUE

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    bullseye Reply:

    Well said! Let them enjoy the KOnsolation Cup, also known as the Balzan Cup, and we will remain unbeaten Champions. Just imagine what they would be saying if a referee was directly employed by a Neptunes official rather than a Sliema one ! Ma kienux kuntenti iraqdu ir-referees Taljani fil- Galaxy Hotel ta Michael Soler , issa qed jimpjegaw ir referees maltin ukoll!!! Prosit, kemm tafu tahdmu Sliema u prosit Remy talli paxxejthom ilbierah, tajthom l-impjegat ta Tony Psaila bhala referee.

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    champions x 31 times Reply:

    SORRY BULLSEYE BUT YOU HAVE TOTALLY MISSED THE TARGET THE REFEREE IN QUESTION IS EMPLOYED BY A GROUP OF COMPANIES WHOSE JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR IS JOSEPH PSAILA (LOLLY) A FORMER NEPTUNES PRESIDENT AND BROTHER OF PIPPO A FORMER NEPTUNES COACH. THEY ARE BOTH BROTHERS OF TONY PSAILA AND WORK IN COMPLETE HARMONY TOGETHER. LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT ALL THREE ARE HONOURABLE AND TRUE GENTLEMEN AND THE KIND OF FILTH YOU INSINUATE WOULD NEVER CROSS ANY OF THEIR MINDS WHOVER THEY SUPPORT.

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    H2O Reply:

    Hhhmmm. Former president,former coach and CURRENT secretary

    champions x 31 times Reply:

    BULLSEYE AWAITING YOUR COMMENTS

    champions x 31 times Reply:

    H20 ANOTHER COWARD

    bullseye Reply:

    Seems like you woke me nice and full of beans this morning, champions x 31. Put this in your file then , and do with it what you will— The fact that you are so well informed about the employment of the ref already speaks for itself. This is not to say that any of the gentlemen mentioned are not honourable, but it is a clear as crystal that the ref has a conflict of interest, which after all, is what everybody knows and has known for years, never mind the fact that he was disciplined by the ASA a few seasons ago for fighting with a neptunes supporter! Enough said!

    Beppe Reply:

    I have a hunch that Champions x31 is Sarah Psaila (correct me if im wrong :) ). The main difference between Lolly and Tony is that while Lolly is a FORMER president, Tony is CURRENTLY secretary of Sliema, and also acting president (due to Michael’s unfortunate condition). No matter what way you look at it, Balzan should not be taking control of Sliema matches as there is a total conflict of interest. That by itself isn’t bad enough, but see his perfromances when he refs neptunes and your answer is there; last game he was awful, and it’s not because he gave a penalty or a keccija, but it’s the way he did it: italian ref gives a contra foul, Balzan overrules and gives a keccija; 30 secs pass, and he gives a keccija at 8m to Molnar. oh so many to mention. Also remember that Balzan hates Neptunes, he even threw a chair at our supporters. Now I’m not saying that anyone is corrupt, neither Balzan nor any of the Psaila’s, but as a referee there is no doubt that Balzan, even sub-consciously will end up being biased. Add the Italian ref who was seen all morning with the father of a Sliema player, and things don’t look good. I doubt it’s corruption or bribery, but whats with a small biased favor in the match? it could be the case that dalli is the employee of bunell, or scriha of the pres of SG; either way these things are not done. and why the hell was Balzan chosen after hardly taking control of any matches this year after being suspended? why wasn’t ancilleri or scriha given the game? (i can understand dalli not taking it after the last league game between nep and sliema)………lets see if you reveal your name now champions x31

    WaterpoloFan Reply:

    Celebrations definitely have not been ruined. What amuses me is ‘Champions for a week’ … ma nifhimx. ALL waterpolo players train on a daily basis for the Summer League Title and that title goes down in history year after year … Neptunes proudly held that cup high up when they proved to be an extremely skillful TEAM. CHAMPIONS 2010 will forever be NEPTUNES. As for celebrations (Coz apparently this seems to be sooooo important to the SLIMIZI) … rumour has it that they listened to ‘One More Time’ over and over again for an hour with short intervals, where the ‘supporters’ (not sure if they support celebrations or their much loved club, Sliema) had an amazing time screaming at the top of their ‘PEPE’ voices – Z*** F*** In Neptunes. I must admit – NEPTUNES enjoyed their celebrations well enough, however more IMPORTANTLY we are all PROUD supporters of our RED BOYS and their unique talent. You truly made all of us proud. You fought till the end boys – Yesterday included – where it was pretty obvious that you had to fight against your opponents and 2 referees – Would have been great if we could have taken the Knock-Out title too, however you can proudly say that (Unlike some other Waterpolo Clubs) you won the league fair and square. ONE MORE TIME in 2011 REDS!! You made me proud!!

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    champions x 31 times Reply:

    wromg beppe

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    Slimiz Reply:

    Mela tlift il Malti Neptunes Player kif qazzistuwa pixxina il bierah kont qiesni qieghed go pajjiz iehor hlief inglizati ma johrog min halqom, u jekk intkom gbajtu terbhu 3 tazzi, ahna gbajna niehdu il league.

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    WaterpoloFan Reply:

    Qabez il Slimiz!! X’bdejtu tkantaw il-bierah!! Min tas sliema sa chalet, kulhadd ihossu re, hudu pacenzja jew kantaw, ghax ahna tal PEPE!!! Ara vera Kliem VOJT Slimiz!!

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    Slimiz Reply:

    Mur hu Bitter lemon WaterpoloFan jew WaterpoloAC ax daqs AC Ingazzati.

    WaterpoloFan Reply:

    Slimiz … Ha nirrispondik bil Malti ta … Ghax mid dehra ma tantx int fortunant li tista titkellem / tifhem bil Malta U bl ingliz (imma nsomma – mhux kulhadd fortunat). Bitter Lemon nizili GHASEL bil vodka meta ccelebrajna r rebha tal league!! Hadt bizzejjed – EMMINI!!

    slimiz Reply:

    Jien Malti u ghalekk nitkellem bil Malta Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr x’kesha hawn :)

  13. sportiv says:

    insew dawn ta neptunes kif rebhu lil san giljan,veru ma jisthux dawn nies ta hudu telfa jekk tafu ta,president taghkom jitfa fliexken lil refereee ehehehe

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    yyeyyy! Reply:

    TAJJEB JONATHON BONELLO.. prosit. HADD MA jridek, Ahjar minn san giljan ghax lanqas biss kontu vicin tal final!

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    sportiv Reply:

    nerga nadlek jien mhux hekk jisimni ta yyeyy,qabel tparla kun aff ewwel ta,lilhkom president ta asa iridkom ta

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  14. JJG says:

    Talk about soar loosers…..haha laqwa li when you were winning you pointed your finger at everyone…!!!!!!!! you got what you deserved yesterday. the refs were the same bad on both sides…just unfortunately your starlet steve …superstar Vlado ..and all your other untouchable players wernt enough!! hahahahaha….Champions for a week. !!

    San Giljan Supporter!!!!!!

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    san pawl Reply:

    champions al sena muxx gimgha my friend :)

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    karl Reply:

    2010 unbeaten champions – Neptunes Emirates :)

    the refs were a disgrace but mhemmx taghmel, we are still champions and noone can take that away from us! 3 leagues in the past 5 years speaks for itself! and i dont think we are soar losers at all, we accepted defeat! we’re still champions :) and being unbeaten for a whole season is what made us champions! so champions for a week is a completely false statement!

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    Matt Reply:

    I don’t know who you’re talking about pointing their fingers, but why would anyone point their fingers when they win? your comment doesn’t make sense! As regards refs….I’m sorry, but if you think they were ‘the same bad’ (I suppose you mean equally bad) then I suggest you watch the game again! I don’t remember 1 decision that punished Sliema!

    PS Champions for a week? that doesn’t make sense either. Mhux xorta this week 2 weeks time or 9 months from now, Neptunes will still be champions of the league!

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    Wpolo fan Reply:

    I think you need to watch the game again. You forgot the goal neptunes scored after the ball under by Valdo and Jordan holding John in a headlock for a whole attack and an inexistant counter foul when we had a harba? I think you should just shut up and enjoy your league success becuase referees will always make mistakes.

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    PALLANUOTO Reply:

    plus the penalty given to john brownrigg when you can clearly hear the 30 seconds timer go off before the whistle, or jerome kick off stevie and get a 2m advantage . of course referee’s make mistakes but  there were quite a few in sliema’s favour and very little in neptunes’ favour. i completely agree about vlado’s goal but the game had already beeen decided by then. and ive looked at the footage and couldnt see soler in any headlock and even so it doesnt give him the right to elbow and it should have been thrown out of the game 

    Matt Reply:

    I enjoyed our league success tibzax. Ma kontx qed nistenna lilek biex tigi tghidli ta toqodx tinkwieta. I’m just stating facts, the referees were disastrous, they obviously made mistakes that favoured neptunes, as its impossible to favour one team for the whole game, the fact is that when neptunes got close, the mistakes went all in Sliema’s favour. But there were far more mistakes made that penalized neptunes and thats a fact (apart from the above conversation regarding people working for secretaries u xnaf jien which i had no clue about to be honest). U issa xi hadd bhalek gej jghidli shut up, mhux ahjar u shut up urself u mur orqod!

    bullseye Reply:

    JJG, was it the league final that was played yesterday? Unbeaten champions for 2010, that’s what’s gone down in the history books, altru li champions for a week…. which in any case, would be a a whole lot more than anything, you lot achieved this year! (oh, and it’s sore not soar , learn how to spell at least)

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    bullseye Reply:

    Unbeaten Champions for 2010, that’s whats going down in the history books JJG! Twist it and turn it any way you like, it’s a fact, much to your dismay and that of the jealous, frustrated lot you claim to support

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    Ta WERWER Reply:

    Im a San Giljan supporter and I am not jealous for your unbeaten Championship…… All Malta is jealous for our record 32 unbeaten games in 1995 (unbeaten treble)…. its been 15years and no one has ever come a step close to breaking this record…. NEVER BLUE OR RED :)

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    Paolella Reply:

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but  I’d like to remind “all Malta’ of Sliema’s most glorious record breaking year….1998,,,,when all FOUR titles were won, including Team of the year!  

  15. Matt says:

    I can safely say that I’ve never seen worse refereeing in my life. Balzan has had his fair share of ‘bad games’ but yesterday’s takes the cake. And De Meo was even worse. The third exclusion of Stevie and Jordan were jokes. I’ve never seen anyone get excluded for getting headbutted! Sliema deserved the 6-2 lead, but then neptunes were far superior, but everytime they came close, Balzan and De Meo took matters into their own hands. My personal favourite was when Soler swan into Kunac (I think it was those 2) and Balzan gave a ‘kontra foul’. I honestly burst out laughing!! Who let’s these people ref? And a final to make matters worse. The amount of decisions that went in Sliema’s favour was disgusting.

    To Sportiv….ahna naccettawa telfa meta nitilfu ax it-tim l-iehor kien ahjar, mhux ax iddecieda ir-ref li ma jridx li n-Neptunes jiehdu d-double.

    PS andkom al xiex tifthu halqkom ukoll, il-gimgha l-ohra meta tliftu intkom tfajtulu flixkun il-Vlado!

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    sliema Reply:

    i’ve never seen someone get fouled out like what happened to Karl Galea against Neptunes when he only said ‘sta fingendo’…… while Vujasinovic was all the time talking to the same referee and he wasn’t punished.

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  16. waterpolo fan says:

    Latest News. Father of Sliema player sees off Mr. Di meo ( the Italian ref) early this morning at the airport with a big smile and a hug!!! Tajba ukoll.

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    fredu Reply:

    Mela , mela u rawhom in-nies! Habat tajjeb imma, ghax Di Meo ghandu bzonn nuccali tajjeb, u dak li kien mieghu seta jaqdih mill-koxxa!! X’kien qed jaghmel Di Meo ma missier player tas-Sliema fis-6 ta’ filghodu? Nahseb se jghamel xi investigazzjoni is-sur Remy! isthu jekk tafu!

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  17. sportiv says:

    gharahom supporters kif jamlu meta jitilfu ma jaccetawx telfa ghadkom istess telfa ma tnizluhiex ghax dejjem taraw f`min thawlu hu mela insejtu li gimgha ohra hadtu league bi zbalji ta referes goal ta lanzon ma kienx dahal goal ta gravina kien 2 metres u penalty ma kienx intkom neptunes ma tafux tiehdu telfa dejjem istess rajtu kbir u ma amiltuhx double .

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  18. sliema says:

    hu double bunell !!! Champions ta gimgha !!!! hahahaha

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    san pawl Reply:

    very funny u intkom k.o winnerss al gurnata muxx CHAMPIONSSSS !!

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    WaterpoloFan Reply:

    How can people be so ignorant and say that Neptunes have been champions for a week!! Something that goes down in history … something that all waterpolo players train for … day after day. A league is there to gain a title – as for Summer league 2010 – Neptunes simply proved their talent and proudly held that cup high up and will ALWAYS be CHAMPIONS 2010.

    What’s funny ‘SLIEMA’ is that APPARENTLY celebrations at Sliema Pitch consisted of one lousy DJ that played ‘One More Time’ over and over again, with short intervals, where the ‘proud’ SLIMIZI had the opportunity to shout out their usual saying ”Z*** F*** In-Neptunes!! On a more interesting note – I am still trying to find an explanation to yesterday’s penalty (in favour of Sliema – OBVIOUSLY). Has anyone got a VALID explanation?? I’d ask P.Balzan !!

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    Nick Reply:

    Balzan should hide his face in shame. Two years ago he threw a chair, offended and hit Neptunes supporters at Exiles Pitch. Last year he was appointed to control the KO final Neptunes vs Sliema. It was the same again this year. I don’t know how Neptunes accept his appointment. He should be struck off the referees list. Do LEN and FINA know about what this referee did. They should be informed.

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  19. Guzi says:

    Din hi t-tieni sena konsekuttiva li Balzan irreffja l-final. Kellu wicc jaccetta meta xi sentejn ilu kien gara siggu u offenda lis-supporters tan-Neptunes waqt partita taz-zghar fil-pitch ta’ l-Exiles? Min johrog l-appointments tar-referees? Tal-misthija.

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  20. true red says:

    Ivan Sciriha ghid lil Peter Balzan li l-ispizjar milli jkollu jaghtik. Tiftakar x’kien qallek li int xi xaghrejn ilu.

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    Guzeppi Reply:

    Jekk mhux nizbalja Balzan ghajjar lill-Xriha korrott! Tajba ta’ l-ispizjar. Jien nafha mod iehor. Din tkun tixraqlu izjed jekk kif qalu ihaddmu Psaila.

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  21. anthony says:

    Prosit kbir imur ghar-referees Di Meo (taljan) u Peter Balzan (malti). Jidher li waslu fl-ahhar tal – karriera taghhom. Ahjar jirtiraw qabel jirtirawhom. Arbitragg tal-misthija.

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