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Title: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Flex on November 18, 2011, 06:35:52 PM
Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
W Connection Press Release.


Fifteen year old W Connection Senior team player Matthew Woo Ling has caught the interests of the International Football arena.

Making his senior team Pro League debut at the beginning of the 2011/12 season this young playmaker has the potential to be the next big name in Trinidad and Tobago football.

Sporting Clube de Portugal also known as Sporting Lisbon of the Portuguese Primeira Liga, and Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premiership have both sent letters of invitations for Matthew to have trial stints at their respective youth academies with a view of joining them on a long term basis; having received these opportunities augers well for his future football career.

Matthew is expected to arrive at Sporting Lisbon on the 25th November and stay until the 2nd of December. From there he joins Spurs from the 3rd December till the 12th. He will be accompanied by a senior member of W Connectionís coaching staff.
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Post by: Bakes on November 18, 2011, 07:33:31 PM
Good luck young fella... and whatever the final outcome, acquit yourself well at all times and make the best of your opportunity  :beermug:
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Post by: Dynamite Warrior on November 18, 2011, 08:29:53 PM
From the very little I've seen of this kid he looks special. If he keeps working hard and everything goes well then he'll be the new #10 starting in 4 years for the 2018 qualifiers
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Post by: coachman on November 18, 2011, 10:01:56 PM
I said the same thing when i saw Hardest,Highley,Leacock, i will wait and see.
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Post by: coachman on November 18, 2011, 10:05:55 PM
I said that to when i saw Hardest,Highley,Leacock and Zane play,but now i wait and see
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Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on November 18, 2011, 10:42:50 PM
good luck kid.. no doubt he will make an impression
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Post by: asylumseeker on November 19, 2011, 06:23:09 AM
Have fun, play naturally and you will do well.
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Post by: boss on November 19, 2011, 06:27:32 AM
Best of luck, MWL!  :beermug:
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Post by: Trini _2022 on November 19, 2011, 06:47:59 AM
hope he don't end up like Winchester
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Post by: mukumsplau on November 19, 2011, 06:59:31 AM
wa bout britto?
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Post by: CK1 on November 19, 2011, 07:34:46 AM
Hope that he does not go to Tottenham Academy. Utter rubbish going on in that academy, he need to go where skillful and creative players are appreciated.
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Post by: banton on November 19, 2011, 09:31:43 AM
ent jabloteh had a youth 15 years old that went sunderland bout last year dont know if it is the digicel kick start program
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: FireBrand on November 19, 2011, 09:55:26 AM
ent jabloteh had a youth 15 years old that went sunderland bout last year dont know if it is the digicel kick start program

It was Woo Ling... when he was with Jabloteh's youth team.
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Post by: Star Child on November 19, 2011, 10:50:47 AM
Another Terry Fenwick product.

Under Terry Fenwick Jabloteh had some of the best youths in the country who today play for top teams in the league like W Connection for example...
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Post by: kaiser on November 19, 2011, 11:16:56 AM
Another Terry Fenwick product.

Under Terry Fenwick Jabloteh had some of the best youths in the country who today play for top teams in the league like W Connection for example...

honestly Terry Fenwick had very little to do with the jabloteh youth academy when most of the now u23's and u 20's played with them it was actually Angus Eve and Nigel Grosvenor and others who were the main youth coaches, just saying.
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Post by: Bakes on November 19, 2011, 11:22:39 AM
honestly Terry Fenwick had very little to do with the jabloteh youth academy when most of the now u23's and u 20's played with them it was actually Angus Eve and Nigel Grosvenor and others who were the main youth coaches, just saying.

Jabloteh have a youth "academy" now?
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Post by: kaiser on November 19, 2011, 11:32:44 AM
honestly Terry Fenwick had very little to do with the jabloteh youth academy when most of the now u23's and u 20's played with them it was actually Angus Eve and Nigel Grosvenor and others who were the main youth coaches, just saying.

Jabloteh have a youth "academy" now?
;D actually they did when they had that Clico money and the kids played pretty well
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Post by: Brownsugar on November 19, 2011, 11:45:20 AM
Is this the young fella somebody had put up a vid about a few years ago with the caption that he is possibly our next "magical" #10??  Ah lil red fella?? 

Post a pic/vid nah somebody??  please and thanks....
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Post by: Trini _2022 on November 19, 2011, 11:53:51 AM
Is this the young fella somebody had put up a vid about a few years ago with the caption that he is possibly our next "magical" #10??  Ah lil red fella?? 

Post a pic/vid nah somebody??  please and thanks....



http://www.youtube.com/v/YR1_Lq7elYc
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Post by: chinee boi on November 19, 2011, 11:58:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7sS-gQZ9JE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7sS-gQZ9JE)

not sure how to embed it
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Post by: Brownsugar on November 19, 2011, 12:04:58 PM
Thanks Trini_2018 and Chinee Boi.  The one chinee boi posted is the one I remember.  I hope he is successful in his trials.  Lord knows we could use some good news around these parts....
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Post by: Trini Madness on November 19, 2011, 12:23:45 PM
remember all that talk about the next midfield general for T&T? this lil fella looks like it. good luck to him.
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Post by: asylumseeker on November 19, 2011, 12:44:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7sS-gQZ9JE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7sS-gQZ9JE)

not sure how to embed it

Damn, dey almost have more Woo Ling on Youtube dan Wu-Tang Clan have clan :P. Matthew, Melissa, Stephanie ... who else out dere?
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Post by: Jayerson on November 21, 2011, 07:45:18 AM
I wish him best of luck, he seemed to have had a growth spurt. He's two footed as every modern footballer should be, taking free kicks and dribbling.
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Post by: asylumseeker on December 01, 2011, 09:34:46 AM
Somebody PM Flex or Tallman and lehwe get a progress report nah.
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Post by: saint27 on December 01, 2011, 09:41:25 AM
Another Terry Fenwick product.

Under Terry Fenwick Jabloteh had some of the best youths in the country who today play for top teams in the league like W Connection for example...
dis yute since he was in primary school was out on CIC grounds with his father every day passing controlling dribbling shooting the works ....he and his father did it on their own .....REL talent
Hope he does well
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Post by: elan on December 01, 2011, 09:51:05 AM
I wish him best of luck, he seemed to have had a growth spurt. He's two footed as every modern footballer should be, taking free kicks and dribbling.
Another Terry Fenwick product.

Under Terry Fenwick Jabloteh had some of the best youths in the country who today play for top teams in the league like W Connection for example...
dis yute since he was in primary school was out on CIC grounds with his father every day passing controlling dribbling shooting the works ....he and his father did it on their own .....REL talent
Hope he does well

So he never played for a team and get a European tryout, well done. Only individual training, not play with any team and get a top try-out, why his father not coaching a Youth National Team?
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: saint27 on December 01, 2011, 10:00:46 AM
He getting his tryout for technical ability .....and that what he learned individually ....so when he reached secondary school and jab he was technically ahead of the rest and hence has always been a standout and above d rest
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Post by: saint27 on December 01, 2011, 10:01:37 AM
Playing the team enhanced his knowledge obviously
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Post by: Football supporter on December 01, 2011, 10:26:53 AM
He getting his tryout for technical ability .....and that what he learned individually ....so when he reached secondary school and jab he was technically ahead of the rest and hence has always been a standout and above d rest

I can understand this comment. Whatever natural ability you are born with, it can only be enhanced by continual practice. Playing with other kids in the streets develops certain skills, but can also develop bad habits. Youth football coaches are usually only concerned with results, not development. By spending countless hours with a parent or adult just practicing passing, ball control, shooting. heading gives the player a much more assured skill base. And guess what...it also tightens the bond between father and son.

When my son was signed by Gillingham at 5 years old, it was because of his technical ability compared to others his age. Unfortunately, he never had a real gift that would take him further. From the moment he walked, we played football. He loved it and we had great times together. So, he never made it as a player, but we're real close...and thats a far greater reward.

Youth development has to start at age 5. It shouldn't be work...it should be fun. Those with a natural ability will be keen to develop their skills. It has to start with the parents.
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Post by: Sam on December 01, 2011, 10:30:19 AM
I can understand this comment. Whatever natural ability you are born with, it can only be enhanced by continual practice. Playing with other kids in the streets develops certain skills, but can also develop bad habits. Youth football coaches are usually only concerned with results, not development. By spending countless hours with a parent or adult just practicing passing, ball control, shooting. heading gives the player a much more assured skill base. And guess what...it also tightens the bond between father and son.

When my son was signed by Gillingham at 5 years old, it was because of his technical ability compared to others his age. Unfortunately, he never had a real gift that would take him further. From the moment he walked, we played football. He loved it and we had great times together. So, he never made it as a player, but we're real close...and thats a far greater reward.

Youth development has to start at age 5. It shouldn't be work...it should be fun. Those with a natural ability will be keen to develop their skills. It has to start with the parents.

Where yuh son, is he still at Gillingham ?
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Post by: Sam on December 01, 2011, 10:33:06 AM
Like this player alot, hope he get sign.

Matthew Woo Ling is willing !!!!
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Post by: Sam on December 01, 2011, 12:39:29 PM
By de way, how come ah never here Woo Ling lighting up de SSFL ?
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Post by: Mose on December 01, 2011, 01:43:12 PM
Isn't he only like 15 or something?
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Post by: Andre DosSantos on December 02, 2011, 12:28:49 AM
After watching that Clip of him, he reminded me strongly of El rey Riquelme.
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Post by: King Deese on December 16, 2011, 08:24:25 PM
Any updates on this kid?
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Post by: Football supporter on December 16, 2011, 09:43:02 PM
I can understand this comment. Whatever natural ability you are born with, it can only be enhanced by continual practice. Playing with other kids in the streets develops certain skills, but can also develop bad habits. Youth football coaches are usually only concerned with results, not development. By spending countless hours with a parent or adult just practicing passing, ball control, shooting. heading gives the player a much more assured skill base. And guess what...it also tightens the bond between father and son.

When my son was signed by Gillingham at 5 years old, it was because of his technical ability compared to others his age. Unfortunately, he never had a real gift that would take him further. From the moment he walked, we played football. He loved it and we had great times together. So, he never made it as a player, but we're real close...and thats a far greater reward.

Youth development has to start at age 5. It shouldn't be work...it should be fun. Those with a natural ability will be keen to develop their skills. It has to start with the parents.

Where yuh son, is he still at Gillingham ?

Nah...he peaked at 7 lol Once the other kids grew taller and stronger he just kept getting knocked off the ball! He still plays in sunday league and stuff. His claim to fame is replacing Stern John in a fete match earlier in the year!
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Post by: ZANDOLIE on January 05, 2012, 10:29:43 AM
Any word on the trials?
Title: W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
Post by: Flex on March 15, 2012, 04:24:14 PM
W Connection youngster Woo Ling invited back to Spurs.
W Connection Press Release.


Fifteen year old W Connection Senior team player Matthew Woo Ling has been invited back for a second look by Tottenham Hotspurís Academy for an extensive ten day final assessment trial.

In December 2011, the player spent five days at the Academy just long enough to peak their interests so much that they have footed all his travel and accommodation expenses surrounding the upcoming trip.

This round of trial could produce long term benefits for the player.

As you may recall, this young midfielder made his senior team Pro League debut at the beginning of the 2011/2012 season and has been a consistent member of W Connectionís Senior team 18 man roster for games.

Recent video highlights posted on YouTube of Matthewís performances for W Connectionís Senior Reserves versus other Pro League teams have sparked a huge amount of interest in his talent and has gotten the attention of two Serie A teams in Italy who have expressed serious interest in having him over.

Matthew will travel to the Tottenham Hotspurís Academy on the 17th of March where he will train till the 26th of March.
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Post by: Cocorite on March 15, 2012, 08:38:33 PM
Lovely, Lovely! All the best Woo-Ling. We're rooting for yuh
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Post by: Sando on March 16, 2012, 11:17:41 AM
Lovely news !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Surprisingly he never played for any of the T&T youth teams, now if he signs for Spurs the TTFF might finally call him up.

Typical.

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Post by: saint27 on March 16, 2012, 12:07:05 PM
Can't sign unless he have international experience ....right ?
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Post by: supporter on March 16, 2012, 12:25:13 PM
Can't sign unless he have international experience ....right ?

He can be signed if he is deemed a highly-talented youngster
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Post by: Trini _2022 on March 16, 2012, 12:27:51 PM
he would go into their academy .....
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Post by: asylumseeker on March 16, 2012, 01:18:44 PM
Wish him the absolute best. Blaze it!!!
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Post by: ZANDOLIE on March 16, 2012, 04:14:31 PM
good stuff. we have about 3-4 other youngsters who on par or close to this in their respective positions. but again they will never go anywhere if stuck in t&t in the youth pro-league 
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Post by: saint27 on March 16, 2012, 09:14:23 PM
Good luck yute
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Post by: Trini _2022 on March 17, 2012, 06:16:22 AM
good stuff. we have about 3-4 other youngsters who on par or close to this in their respective positions. but again they will never go anywhere if stuck in t&t in the youth pro-league 

yup this guy akeem Garcia who made the under 17 team for Jamaica  last year at 14 ..
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Post by: congo on March 17, 2012, 10:57:35 AM
Not sure how this works but wouldn't the player need to have a european passport to even be accepted into the academy?
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Post by: Flex on March 19, 2012, 04:43:47 AM
Not sure how this works but wouldn't the player need to have a european passport to even be accepted into the academy?

But wasn't Jones accepted into Southampton academy ?

And - even if they have to loan him out to a club in another European country that is affiliated with Spurs ?

I am sure there are loop holes....  ;)

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Post by: Bally on March 19, 2012, 11:12:05 AM
Jones got a student visa that was the loop hole flex
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Post by: congo on March 19, 2012, 12:42:43 PM
I'm pretty sure all of those loop holes have been plugged now. I notice the academies hardly have any players originating from outside Europe. I think it may have to do with European labour laws. Really not to sure. Either way I think it's highly impossible for a child to be accepted into a european academy without a european passport/ visa.
Also wasn't Kenwyne Jones signed as a full professional? He signed for Southampton at the age of 20 not so?
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Post by: Tenorsaw on March 19, 2012, 12:46:42 PM
Not sure how this works but wouldn't the player need to have a european passport to even be accepted into the academy?

But wasn't Jones accepted into Southampton academy ?

And - even if they have to loan him out to a club in another European country that is affiliated with Spurs ?

I am sure there are loop holes....  ;)



Nah, they come on a sort of academic visa.  They are theoretically in a school, and they have to go to school while perfecting their trade.  Remember, they can't sign pro contract in UK until they are 17.  By that time, the player may already be recognised as "home grown", thus waiving the foreign player requirements.
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Post by: spideybuff on March 19, 2012, 01:00:50 PM
The fellas who play Championship Manager should be able to explain the exact rules... ;D
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Post by: congo on March 19, 2012, 02:51:31 PM
I got this off the Fa website.

Article 19 Protection of Minors

1.  International transfers of players are only permitted if the player
is over the age of 18.
2.  The following three exceptions to this rule apply:
a) The playerís parents move to the country in which the New Club
is located for reasons not linked to football
; or

b) The transfer takes place within the territory of the European
Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) and the player is
aged between 16 and 18. In this case, the New Club must fulfil
the following minimum obligations:
i. It shall provide the player with an adequate football education
and/or training in line with the highest national standards.
ii. It shall guarantee the player an academic and/or school
and/or vocational education and/or training, in addition
to his football education and/or training, which will allow
the player to pursue a career other than football should he
cease playing professional football.
iii. It shall make all necessary arrangements to ensure that the
player is looked after in the best possible way (optimum living
standards with a guest family or in club accommodation,
appointment of a mentor at the club etc.).
iv. It shall, on registration of such a player, provide the relevant
Association with proof that it is complying with the
aforementioned obligations; or

c) The player lives no further than 50km from a national border,
and the club for which the player wishes to be registered in the
neighbouring Association is also within 50km of that border.
The maximum distance between the playerís domicile and the
clubís quarters shall be 100km. In such cases, the player must
continue to live at home and the two Associations concerned
must give their explicit consent.

http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/RulesandRegulations/~/media/Files/PDF/TheFA/PlayerRegistrations/transfer_commentary_06_en_1843.ashx/transfer_commentary_06_en_1843.pdf
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Post by: Deeks on March 19, 2012, 03:07:54 PM
b) The transfer takes place within the territory of the European
Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA)



I presume this means Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cayenne, St. Martin, marie Galant and St. bethelmy?
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Post by: Hebaldo on March 21, 2012, 07:22:32 PM
Big up to young Woo Ling, all the hard work that he put in as a youngster is paying off... I wish him all the best
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Post by: Hebaldo on March 22, 2012, 10:24:17 AM
Boy some of the highlights I see of this youth man on Youtube last night was ridiculous. Making big men in Pro League Reserve matches look like little boys. He is a true talent and hopefully this exposure away helps him develop to the potential talent that he really is.
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Post by: kev on March 22, 2012, 10:48:56 AM
b) The transfer takes place within the territory of the European
Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA)



I presume this means Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cayenne, St. Martin, marie Galant and St. bethelmy?

Aye count as EU
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Post by: Sam on May 24, 2012, 07:46:19 PM
Like things didn't wok out. ?

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Post by: Football supporter on May 24, 2012, 11:34:11 PM
From what I recall, mainland Europe has a more relaxed immigration policy than UK. For instance, Arsenal use a Belgium club to place players from Belgian colonies in Africa such as Congo. Once the player joins the Belgian club at 16, by the time he's 18 he can get a Belgian passport, and is therefore a EU citizen and can move on to Arsenal. Those who don't make the grade are sold or released.

Some research may be needed to confirm this, but I believe Spain recognise T&T as a former colony. If this is so, English clubs could place T&T players in Spain and after 2 years bring them to UK.

I have looked into this, but there are some problems. The major one is with the players who want to stay in college football until 18/19 and are then too old. The second is that there appears not to be enough talent in T&T for UK clubs to invest in this (they would be paying all the costs to the Spanish club).

Glen Hoddle has a nice academy in Spain with Graham Rix, and Spurs would be a natural fit, but they can invest their money in other countries where there are more numerous talented youngsters. However, if we can get 4 or 5 players out, then European clubs may change their minds.
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Post by: Tallman on October 23, 2015, 05:00:39 AM
Matthew Woo Ling and Qian Grosvenor are on trial at Belgian Pro League club, Sint-Truidense V.V. (http://www.hbvl.be/cnt/dmf20151022_01934310/jamaicaan-butler-stuurt-spelers-naar-stayen). They are currently affiliated with Phoenix All Stars Football Academy (http://phoenixacademyja.wix.com/phoenix-all-stars) from Jamaica.
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Post by: Cocorite on October 23, 2015, 08:21:44 PM
Matthew Woo Ling and Qian Grosvenor are on trial at Belgian Pro League club, Sint-Truidense V.V. (http://www.hbvl.be/cnt/dmf20151022_01934310/jamaicaan-butler-stuurt-spelers-naar-stayen). They are currently affiliated with Phoenix All Stars Football Academy (http://phoenixacademyja.wix.com/phoenix-all-stars) from Jamaica.

Wah go on dey Tallman. How dey end up in Yard?
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Post by: Tiresais on October 28, 2015, 05:21:47 AM
Anything back from these trials yet?
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Post by: Tallman on August 18, 2016, 07:08:43 AM
Former national youth midfielder Matthew Woo Ling is reportedly training with Belgian Pro League club, KRC Genk. (http://www.voetbalprimeur.be/nieuws/682033/makelaar-butler-heeft-opmerkelijk-nieuws-woo-ling-traint-mee-bij-genk-.html)
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Post by: Mose on August 18, 2016, 09:23:25 AM
Good luck to the youth!
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Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on August 18, 2016, 09:31:51 AM
Do Your best MWL! Godspeed
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Post by: Cocorite on August 18, 2016, 12:26:00 PM
Yes! Wishing you all the best. Show them what you can do.Read the game, runs off the ball, create, thread the needle, fitness, positive attitude. All the best youth man.
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Post by: Tiresais on August 22, 2016, 12:57:07 PM
Good things. Been on  my radar for 3 years now so good to see him get a chance. Hope he comes through

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Post by: kounty on January 26, 2017, 09:52:04 PM
Any updates on this kid?

bump
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Post by: Tallman on October 23, 2017, 10:04:40 AM
Woo Ling (http://www.goreivers.com/sports/msoc/2017-18/bios/woo_ling_matthew_x5iv?view=bio) is now a freshman at Iowa Western College
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Post by: Deeks on October 23, 2017, 03:18:26 PM
Good luck kid.
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Post by: vb on October 23, 2017, 04:56:22 PM
Was thinking of him just this week.

Hope they keep him in the mix. Fellas like him should be training with an A team or U 23 team in the summer.

VB
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Post by: maxg on October 23, 2017, 05:27:23 PM
Guess no pro contract was ever signed  :-\
Hoping no Fyzabad type bacchanal surface
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Deeks on October 24, 2017, 02:59:25 AM
Was thinking of him just this week.

Hope they keep him in the mix. Fellas like him should be training with an A team or U 23 team in the summer.

VB

Which U-23? TT has a U-23?
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Post by: maxg on October 24, 2017, 11:28:02 PM
Reivers earn a share of the ICCAC conference championship
Oct 24, 2017   
Waterloo, Iowa - Reivers earn a share of the ICCAC conference championship

After a clutch victory over conference rivals Marshalltown CC on Sunday and a dominant performance over Hawkeye CC on Tuesday, the Reivers earn a share of the ICCAC conference title.  Matthew Woo Ling, ICCAC Player of the Week, scored the game winner versus Marshalltown and Hawkeye. The freshman midfielder from Trinidad and Tobago has been an instrumental part of the Reivers offense and defense the past three games.  Also, left wing back Joseph Connolly has combined with his teammates on seven different occasions, leading the team with seven assists.  The Reivers are now tied for the second longest shutout streak in program history with seven consecutive shutouts.  Their stingy defense has allowed eight goals on the season and is fifth in the nation with a 0.60 goals against average.  Goalkeepers Jan Hoffelner and Yuichiro Hayami have each contributed to the fantastic defensive performances.

The Region XI playoffs begin on Saturday, October 28th where No. 3 Marshalltown Community College host No. 6 Northeast Community College in Marshalltown, IA and No. 4 Iowa Central Community College hosts No. 5 North Iowa Area Community College in Fort Dodge, IA.  The winner of the Marshalltown and Northeast game will travel to Council Bluffs play No. 2 Iowa Western and the winner of the Iowa Central and NIACC game will travel to Ottumwa, IA to play No. 1 Indian Hills.  The Region XI championship game will be played on Saturday, November 4th in Des Moines, IA at the James W. Cownie Sports Complex.  All Region XI postseason information can be found at www.iccac.org.

 
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Cocorite on October 25, 2017, 11:30:40 AM
Great start Woo Ling
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Deeks on October 25, 2017, 01:45:07 PM
Good going youth. But fellahs, I had to take a second read on this. What is a "Reiver". "Reivers" rhyme with "reefers".
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Tallman on August 19, 2018, 08:05:44 AM
Midfielder Matthew Woo Ling has joined Maltese Premier League club, St. Andrews FC.

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Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: ffisback on August 19, 2018, 11:37:12 AM
I watched the playoff game for his school last year and he was just light years above any player on that field if T&T keep hiring coach's like S Hart, D Lawrence , Shabazz and the A Corneal T&T technically better players like S Da Silva ,M W Ling would not get a chance for T&T.
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Deeks on August 19, 2018, 12:04:49 PM
Let's see how he does in the Maltese league before passing judgement on we coaches
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: vb on August 20, 2018, 02:31:02 AM
about midnight last night my mind fell on him, I googled him to see if there was anything, There wasn't and I come here a few hours later and see this..  ;)

Good luck Matthew.

VB
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: ffisback on August 20, 2018, 07:37:04 PM
Let's see how he does in the Maltese league before passing judgement on we coaches
I have been looking at the coach's in T&T for over 25 years now I don't need to see anymore from them the verdict has been read along time ago on these guys.
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: spideybuff on September 04, 2018, 08:03:20 AM
So what that mean? He leave school?
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: real madness on September 04, 2018, 07:20:48 PM
Always felt he was overrated. He never even dominated SSFL. The videos that were floating around highlighting his skills were basically him making some basic passes with a good soundtrack against poor opposition. Woo Ling was simply a decent player.
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: ffisback on September 26, 2018, 06:18:57 PM
I found a game on youtube were his team loss 5-1 this is a team that is always fighting off relegation he seems to be playing in front of the defense the 1 that try's to break up plays and start the attack he looks good in spurts but inconsistent at times he has to step up to the speed of the game the stuff that he was able to do against collage players these season pro's are not giving him the time to do it I am sure in a couple more games he will step up to the speed of the game.
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Dinner Mints on September 27, 2018, 03:44:44 AM
Maltese League is ranked 45th in Europe. If he cyah step up to that, well...
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Tiresais on September 27, 2018, 06:11:05 AM
It's not ideal but it's a positive step for him. Being in Europe means he's more likely to get scouted by other European teams for one thing - they generally pay better than the MLS. If he can prove one of the better players in the league and secure a move to one of the better teams in Malta, he will have a shot at European competitions too.

The President is Jamaican and there's a whole bunch of them already there btw, interesting team, especially given the president recently argued against the 11 foreign player rule (saying it should be less).

Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: ffisback on December 31, 2018, 11:46:35 PM
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Tallman on January 01, 2019, 12:13:07 PM
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.

That is your criteria for national selection?
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: vb on January 01, 2019, 03:22:08 PM
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.

That is your criteria for national selection?

It may not be the criterion for national selection but if Willis plaza and play for Trinidad AT LEAST Matthew Woo ling can make in national practice session or too!!
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: ffisback on January 01, 2019, 03:29:23 PM
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.

That is your criteria for national selection?
M W Ling and J Garcia are much technically better players than the current players on the national team.
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Tallman on January 01, 2019, 06:44:26 PM
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.

That is your criteria for national selection?

It may not be the criterion for national selection but if Willis plaza and play for Trinidad AT LEAST Matthew Woo ling can make in national practice session or too!!

Don't understand that logic.
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Tallman on January 01, 2019, 06:45:59 PM
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.

That is your criteria for national selection?
M W Ling and J Garcia are much technically better players than the current players on the national team.

And how is that being measured, and in what environment?
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: ffisback on January 01, 2019, 07:06:16 PM
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.

That is your criteria for national selection?
M W Ling and J Garcia are much technically better players than the current players on the national team.

And how is that being measured, and in what environment?
The Malta league is a much better league than the pro league.
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: Dinner Mints on January 02, 2019, 06:36:06 PM
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.

That is your criteria for national selection?
M W Ling and J Garcia are much technically better players than the current players on the national team.

And how is that being measured, and in what environment?
The Malta league is a much better league than the pro league.
I find that incredibly doubtful.
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: ffisback on January 02, 2019, 09:16:39 PM
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.

That is your criteria for national selection?
M W Ling and J Garcia are much technically better players than the current players on the national team.

And how is that being measured, and in what environment?
The Malta league is a much better league than the pro league.
I find that incredibly doubtful.
I have watched video's of both league's and the Malta premier league is much faster than the pro league plus the coach's are better too.
Title: Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
Post by: real madness on January 03, 2019, 05:11:00 PM
Woo Ling is still an average player at best.