Altidore: Hull City v. Man City, 2/6 - 10:00AM EST [R]

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by usry723, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. beamish

    beamish Member+

    Jul 6, 2009
    Post game interview

    He's picking up a few anglicisms ('brilliant') but he also knows what he should say and says it well.
     
  2. RSwenson

    RSwenson Member

    Feb 1, 2000
    Don't worry... this will be sung... not that anyone will hear it over the d@mn horns... but we will try...
     
  3. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Bridge's Bird"?:cool:
     
  4. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Holy smokes, he sounds composed and well-spoken :) What a great ambassador for us!
     
  5. Bonz

    Bonz New Member

    Sep 29, 2000
    Western NY
    Jozy seems to really be playing a lot of heart and passion since returning from his compassionate leave to visit Haiti. He's leaving it all out there on the field, as they say, and the goal today is much deserved reward.

    The picture Scotty posted a few pages back of Altidore's face after he scored--sort of looks like he was crying. In any case, the expression wasn't, "I'm relieved I finally scored." It was closer to, "I'm so lucky to be alive and experiencing this."

    We saw this in his national team performance in the Costa Rica match right after Charlie's accident. Many of us were hoping he'd carry that feeling with him and play like that more often. But I really didn't see it in many of his prior games with Hull that I watched.

    He's got it now. Keep it going, Jozy. Keep the fire in your belly burning, and I believe great things will come for you (and us)!
     
  6. HighburyForever

    HighburyForever Red Card

    Oct 15, 2006
    Wooloomooloo, New South Wales
    Club:
    Zenit St Petersburg
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
    Fox Soccer Report highlights just said that was his first club goal since he was with the Red Bulls. That's not right is it? I swore he scored with Villarreal.
     
  7. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He also scored for Hull in a Cup game.
     
  8. vponce75

    vponce75 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 16, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He did score for Villareal (if I remember correctly, on his first touch of that game after coming on as a sub). He also scored for Hull in one of the Cup competitions earlier in the year.
     
  9. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Am I the only one who thinks Jozy's picked up a bit of an accent?
     
  10. Reignking

    Reignking Member

    Feb 16, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Correct.
     
  11. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Wayne's Whirl?
     
  12. CrazyF.C.

    CrazyF.C. New Member

    Jun 15, 2001
    Washington D.C.
    No, I hear it too.

    Brad Friedel would approve.
     
  13. sportscribe

    sportscribe Member

    Jul 2, 2007
    Very slight, but it's to be expected. He's still a young guy.
     
  14. Asprilla9

    Asprilla9 Member

    Dec 15, 2000
    Beaverton, OR
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    teehee ... is this Jozy's first league goal in Europe? i don't for the life of me remember when that Villarreal goal came.
     
  15. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No. I agree, he definitely has.

    And before people start on this whole "becoming British" thing. Speaking as a Linguist major, this is a fully automatic effect which tends to be stronger in some people (usually people who are gifted in tongues) than others. Particularly people who are multi-lingual will have a greater tendency to allow a local dialect "rub off" on them.

    So this merely shows that Jozy is one those people, not that he's "forgetting his roots" or anything like that. I'm been told that I have a slight German accent by other Americans when I am in the States, and I can't even hear it :eek:
     
  17. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I read your post and then watched the interview, and I still was surprised at how noticeable it was.
     
  18. johnsemlak

    johnsemlak Member

    Jun 27, 2009
    New York
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have to insert a "but" here though. It's worth mentioning that this effect can also be very situational -- that's called code-switching by Linguists. That is, there is a tendency to adjust your language to the present partner in dialogue.

    Same thing as when you talk differently to your parents than to your friends, and then differently again to your boss, or for that matter, the way you talk to a non-native speaker. So don't think Jozy will necessarily even sound like that when talking to an American Journalist. And I'm sure he will fall back into his regular sociolect when he's hanging out with his friends again.
     
  20. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. Reignking

    Reignking Member

    Feb 16, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In American, that translates to...something disgusting.
     
  22. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    true, but fans are not always kind or understanding...
     
  23. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Hull have had the luxury of having Terry and Bridge in back to back games. Probably ripped em both apart
     
  24. The Toe

    The Toe Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More than just a "bit." You filter out his naturally rough tone, he English now resembles the queens.
     
  25. The Toe

    The Toe Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is an interesting point. Never would have known that it relates to a persons' ability to quickly acquire languages. Has anyone ever heard Frank Simik speak? He has spent his entire career in England. Not a lick of the "accent." Some people pick it up and some don't.
     

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