The rebirth of England 

While I’m writing words of football wisdom, my earphones play George Micheal’s track “Fastlove” and it grooves in my mind.

Oh, I must correct myself. It’s the words of the Educated Fool, aka my big brother, that you will read through my writing. We do make a fabulous team!

Last Saturday was an awakening.

He decided to watch the under 17 years old FIFA qualification game of England vs Spain. He didn’t expect to see a masterpiece on the screen while watching this game, but he did. The England soccer team played like they were Gods on the ground. It was not just the 5-2 score that was impressive, but the way they were manipulating the ball, their creativity on the ground.

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It was like seeing a miracle in play. And I think it actually was.

Personally, I grew up watching the Golden generation of the 90s team with Beckham, Scholes, Gerard, Terry, Cole, and Defoe that were playing in a very hmmm…. emotionally way.

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But, this brand new generation is totally different. They are the mastersof executing plays.

The way English soccer has always been very based on emotion, like they were soldiers going into war, it makes it feel like they always have this dark cloud following them. And this cloud has been with them since 1953.
Let’s make a little trip back in time.

November 25th 1953. At the time, this match was the match of century. England vs Hungary. At the time, the English team was a cocky team, with a a cocky attitude towards other teams such as Hungary, Italy, and many more. But, this match changed the England team forever.

They didn’t expected the Hungary team to dominate this game in such a big way. Their equivalent of Lionel Messi was Ferenc Puskas. This guy was a magician on the field. He wasn’t alone in his kingdom.

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The striker had the perfect partner in crime in the midfielder, Nandor Hidegkuti. Hidegkuti was free on the field to take some chances. And during that game, you can clearly see it.

The England Team, at the time, was built to be a superstar team surrounded by top players like Stanley Matthews. But was it a good idea?

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The Hungary Team was better built as a soccer or ”football” club. During the game, you can clearly see that the Hungarians were a better tactical team than the Englishmen. Unfortunately, the country that created soccer got a soccer lesson from Hungary. And even now, they haven’t recovered.

For the ones that know about the history of the English team, you will tell me “…but they won the World Cup in 1966!” “They had a pretty good team in Italy in 1990!” Regardless, you can still feel this dark cloud from 1953 following them.

But, could it be the end of this curse? Or, should I say this phobia they have?

Could it be that the savior for this historical team is the younger generation?

Could this younger generation actually show the English Team how to play soccer?

For all those questions, the answer is yes!
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During the qualifications so far, the under 17 are showing us that they do understand the game. You look into the lineup and it’s beautiful. You see a very multicultural team, similar to France, Germany, and Belgium. For me, it’s the start of a new era. In 1992, the Football Association (FA) told Grant Taylor not to put too many black players on the team. Taylor at first, selected a lot of young black players and now, the FA has told him to cut back.

What the fuck…

60 years later, they are finally getting it.

Now, they are a progressive team instead ofregressive. Those young players are shining, like bright diamonds. But, will they have the chance to play in the Premiership League with Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea?

We really hope so!

Let’s let them shine and let’s let them make us dream again, about a future that will be wonderful for England. The world is going a little bit crazy right now, but those young players are united by the love of this beautiful game. It is showing us that there is hope in working together and daring to be different.

 

The winds of change are coming in a beautiful way.

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Sharpshooter is in the house… Chronicle Style!

Lionel Ritchie’s song “Dancing on the Ceiling” was on my mind all weekend long. You must be wondering why…..

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Sharpshooter Funding and The Chronicle are teaming up!!

You see, The Chronicle has been posting some interesting articles about Canadian businesses lately and with the help of the Sharpshooter team, I think we can continue to rock it. I think it is important to encourage each other in our ventures. Through talking about those amazing businesses, the sky could be the limit for them.

The Sharpshooter dream team is like putting Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Dr. Jay, Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Serena Williams in the same place,working together. You have Paul Pitcher, Dallas Hart, Gregg Farineau, Jade Hart and the best there is, Bret the Hitman Hart. This is the best team! Oops, I forgot to add myself in. I am part of the team too! This collaboration will be epic.

Recently, Dallas and Gregg have had success with hundreds of Canadian merchants.I can’t wait to talk to you about them. They are so passionate about what they are doing and they are genuinely good business men. I couldn’t more honoured to have them as my sponsor. I’m very proud of what Dallas and Jade are turning out to be:two driven, passionate leaders. With a Dad clearly known as the best there is, it’s obvious that this quality was passed to the next generation.

The Dream Team, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We will take this world by storm!

 

 

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We will rock this world by storm and I would like to thank for the bottle of my heart The Dream Team.

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So Far, So Good

I couldn’t wait the six months anniversary of The Chronicle to do this little video.

This spring has been very enlightening and new collaborations and friendship has been made.

The best is yet to come for The C. Let’s continue to have fun and to discover new bands, new artists, talking about the world of Pop Culture, living and breathing our passion for sports ( yesss Golden States are the champs).

Ok back to the main topic. Here a nice throwback spring moment.

Enjoy!

 

Friday!

What a week!

May 1st week

Wu-Tang, The Santa Teresa Festival, Jaanika Peerna Montreal exposition and Ayrton Senna w

I can’t thank you enough my faithful readers for your consistency and your positif vibes.

As the world may seem a little crazier, some people have not so good intention with healthcare and decency  (we all know who there are), let try to keep our smile upon our faces and concentrate on happy thoughts, peaceful resolution and laughing moments.

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On that note, here my little buddy starting his day The Casamigos way.

Next week or maybe this weekend, I will do a little Chronicle about Casamigos! I am a big tequila fan and why not writing about this award winning tequila.

Salute

Bily the tequila connaisseur

What a week! Quelle semaine!

This is on The Chronicle was a crazy week like we like it.

We started the week with a beautiful post about The Excellence of Execution, the one and only Bret Hart.

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What a good timing my post about this courageous young woman actually posted during the International Women Day. Nadia Murad is one of the many courageous, fearless women out there and very humble. More posts will come about our dear Nadia.

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Comic relief. Dave Chappelle is back. I can’t wait to see his special comeback on Netflix. I must find a way to watch the season 2 of the Dave Chappelle show this weekend.

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Charlie Murphy and his ETrue Hollywood stories featuring two priceless icons.

A little hint: Please, the fellow comment may offend some viewers.

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I’m Rick James b*** ” I put outside my feminist side just for a second”

Next week on the Chronicle will be epic. I repeat EPIC!

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I will have the great honor to meet and talk to Paul Beaubrun. We will share our family stories connection, his music, his passion for philanthropy and his love for our Haïti Cheri La Perle des Antilles.

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Denis Laramée will be here too. This very talented visual artist will talk about his exhibition that was happening at the fabulous Salon B in Montreal. It will be fun, fun and fun.

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KANPE KARNAVAL will  in the house. Mesanmi ( Haitian word meaning holy macaroni). Paul Beaubrun, Coeur de Pirate, Arcade Fire will be in the house.

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This party will be the place to be and it is for a very good cause.

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You know what, if you are interested, please go to the link below:

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I hope you will be at the same batchannel, hm ok Adam West chill out hahaha.

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I mean you will be at the same Chronicle channel and will enjoy this next week and continuing to be curious, interested, amazed, sometime wondering what the hell I was talking about.

I love you guys and let’s have a good weekend Chronicle style.

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Tequila, soleil et The C

J’aimerais remercier vous tous pour votre contribution au petit succès du Chronicle. Merci à tous du plus profond de mon cœur.

Avec The Chronicle, on se découvre et on se rapproche. J’adore  parler avec les gens  et découvrir leurs passions qui les animent et illuminent leurs vies.

Je prends quelques jours de vacances loin de la neige , de la routine habituelle et du froid canadien. Vous devez vous dire que je suis quelque part de chaud.

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C’est exact my people. Je suis au Mexique dans la région de la Playa Del Carmen à Riviera Maya. Ça fait changement des bottes et des manteaux. The Chronicle continuera à être  au rendez-vous.

Vu la décadence des margaritas, de la tequila et du soleil, ça risque d’être un peu au ralenti mes posts. Mais définitivement rigolo. Vu que ma maman pourrait lire ce post, manmy, c’est une blague. Je vais rester sage comme une image.

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Merci ❤️️!

I would like to thank you guys for your dedication to The Chronicle.

Without your support and encouragement, The Chronicle wouldn’t have the success that we are having in this moment.

Foremost, I did this blog because I’m a people person even with my little introvert personality. I enjoy to have all kind of discussion with everyone and trying to discover their passions and to just chill and relax and talk about all kind of subject.

You may notice that I talk about everything from fashion to sports with a feminity touch and no barriers. This is me and I’m pretty sure it is a lot of you. Let’s continue to share our conversation.

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I’m actually drinking a margarita in Mexico for my vacation break. I won’t talk about President Orange but let me tell you that I enjoy this country, the richness of their culture, the people and the tequila.

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The Chronicle will still be kicking it MEXICO STYLE but since I will be a little bit slower (damn tequila and sun, damn you), some posts may take a while.

I will try to do my best to give you the best vacation Chronicle.

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Thank you everyone and salute.

Merci à tous et je vous adore.

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In a few days, hot chocolate and a beanie will replace the margarita and the bikini snif snif