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Title: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 11, 2015, 05:44:39 AM
W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
W Connection Press Release.


President and Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV W Connection Football Club, Mr David John-Williams has signaled his intention to run for the Presidency of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association in the upcoming November Annual General Meeting.

The AGM which will be held under the TTFA’s new Constitution is scheduled to take place on November 29th 2015.

Mr. John-Williams, who founded W Connection some 16 years ago, making it one of the more successful clubs in the Caribbean, commented on his decision stating

“I never came into Professional Football with the aspiration of taking administrative leadership of the local governing body, but having been approached by many colleagues in the football fraternity I decided to offer myself for service”.

He further added that his desire was to make a significant difference in local football, and believed that with his experience and fresh leadership, there could be a transformation in the fortunes of Trinidad and Tobago Football.

Mr. John-Williams presently serves as Vice Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League.

Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Sando on October 11, 2015, 06:26:20 AM
Nice to see a fresh face running for President.

David John seems ok, but from what I heard is he does not like Stephan Hart, I could and hope I am wrong.

Stephan Hart is the best thing happen to T&T.

I just hope he is not another stubborn man like Warner was and wants the best for T&T and not his club.

Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Controversial on October 11, 2015, 07:31:36 AM
It hurts me to say this, but I rather TK stay on than this man win... At least TK supports Hart fully

The first thing he will do is get rid of SH and that will turn me right off national football as well as the majority of ex pats that support Hart 200%..

Anybody but this man
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 11, 2015, 09:25:45 AM
Is it advisable that the president of the federation be a candidate with vested club self-interest? In my view, this question is a fundamental threshold question.

How does the TTFA constitution treat with this?

Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Controversial on October 11, 2015, 09:32:10 AM
Is it advisable that the president of the federation be a candidate with vested club self-interest? In my view, this question is a fundamental threshold question.

How does the TTFA constitution treat with this?



The constitution has nothing in it that addresses your point from what I read... The criteria is simple and straightforward how ever it doesn't take into account that area of concern...
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Sam on October 11, 2015, 09:40:18 AM
I hope this don't happen.

Look how long he have Stuart Charles coaching his team, good or bad, for over 20 years.

The man is a dictator.

We don't need another Jack Warner.

If he coming to do things fair and better, fine, I eh have no problem with change, but I eh sure about this.

Anybody against Hart is mindless and I against them.

John Williams want to control and he want to promote his club.

Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Controversial on October 11, 2015, 12:07:13 PM
I hope this don't happen.

Look how long he have Stuart Charles coaching his team, good or bad, for over 20 years.

The man is a dictator.

We don't need another Jack Warner.

If he coming to do things fair and better, fine, I eh have no problem with change, but I eh sure about this.

Anybody against Hart is mindless and I against them.

John Williams want to control and he want to promote his club.



Good talk brother... People just fuelling another autocrat that will take us 10 steps back..
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: maxg on October 11, 2015, 12:20:09 PM
think allyuh shouting in appropriately again..not saying that this candidate will be the best...but is like allyuh prefer NO candidate...For years ppl begging for someone to step up...and typical. someone step up..is not even excuse why he should sit back down..we self shooting him down...it happened with HART too.. and now themajority changing they mind..I can understand some measure of skepticism..but the intensity of the thrown big stones, really must lik any possible volunteers for a loop.
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Controversial on October 11, 2015, 12:23:42 PM
think allyuh shouting in appropriately again..not saying that this candidate will be the best...but is like allyuh prefer NO candidate...For years ppl begging for someone to step up...and typical. someone step up..is not even excuse why he should sit back down..we self shooting him down...it happened with HART too.. and now themajority changing they mind..I can understand some measure of skepticism..but the intensity of the thrown big stones, really must lik any possible volunteers for a loop.

I would agree with you if Williams's didn't come right off the bat and basically say he will replace Hart indirectly in his interview..

So he in the bad books with me and many others.. I prefer the lesser of the two evils .. I know what TK give but no one knows what willians will, he decide to run his mouth and say he don't like Hart.. he set himself up for that, I don't support him, unless he come out and publicly state he will keep Hart till after 2018.. If those words don't come out of his mouth.. I will stick with the evil I can predict
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: maxg on October 11, 2015, 12:33:05 PM
think allyuh shouting in appropriately again..not saying that this candidate will be the best...but is like allyuh prefer NO candidate...For years ppl begging for someone to step up...and typical. someone step up..is not even excuse why he should sit back down..we self shooting him down...it happened with HART too.. and now themajority changing they mind..I can understand some measure of skepticism..but the intensity of the thrown big stones, really must lik any possible volunteers for a loop.

I would agree with you if Williams's didn't come right off the bat and basically say he will replace Hart indirectly in his interview..

So he in the bad books with me and many others.. I prefer the lesser of the two evils .. I know what TK give but no one knows what willians will, he decide to run his mouth and say he don't like Hart.. he set himself up for that, I don't support him, unless he come out and publicly state he will keep Hart till after 2018.. If those words don't come out of his mouth.. I will stick with the evil I can predict
Does Hart have a contract yet & support of the players, coaches & program..If so not even Rowley can change him...well unless TTFA can now afford to pay 2 coaches salaries...yuh never know
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Controversial on October 11, 2015, 12:35:03 PM
think allyuh shouting in appropriately again..not saying that this candidate will be the best...but is like allyuh prefer NO candidate...For years ppl begging for someone to step up...and typical. someone step up..is not even excuse why he should sit back down..we self shooting him down...it happened with HART too.. and now themajority changing they mind..I can understand some measure of skepticism..but the intensity of the thrown big stones, really must lik any possible volunteers for a loop.

I would agree with you if Williams's didn't come right off the bat and basically say he will replace Hart indirectly in his interview..

So he in the bad books with me and many others.. I prefer the lesser of the two evils .. I know what TK give but no one knows what willians will, he decide to run his mouth and say he don't like Hart.. he set himself up for that, I don't support him, unless he come out and publicly state he will keep Hart till after 2018.. If those words don't come out of his mouth.. I will stick with the evil I can predict
Does Hart have a contract yet & support of the players, coaches & program..If so not even Rowley can change him...well unless TTFA can now afford to pay 2 coaches salaries...yuh never know

He had the support of the players, coaches and program... No contract yet but it will come...
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: maxg on October 11, 2015, 12:46:04 PM
think allyuh shouting in appropriately again..not saying that this candidate will be the best...but is like allyuh prefer NO candidate...For years ppl begging for someone to step up...and typical. someone step up..is not even excuse why he should sit back down..we self shooting him down...it happened with HART too.. and now themajority changing they mind..I can understand some measure of skepticism..but the intensity of the thrown big stones, really must lik any possible volunteers for a loop.

I would agree with you if Williams's didn't come right off the bat and basically say he will replace Hart indirectly in his interview..

So he in the bad books with me and many others.. I prefer the lesser of the two evils .. I know what TK give but no one knows what willians will, he decide to run his mouth and say he don't like Hart.. he set himself up for that, I don't support him, unless he come out and publicly state he will keep Hart till after 2018.. If those words don't come out of his mouth.. I will stick with the evil I can predict
Does Hart have a contract yet & support of the players, coaches & program..If so not even Rowley can change him...well unless TTFA can now afford to pay 2 coaches salaries...yuh never know

He had the support of the players, coaches and program... No contract yet but it will come...
then shouldn't that be our main concern right now, if that is our best interest...and not who might run and might get voted in or out ?
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Flex on October 12, 2015, 01:55:26 AM
Tim Kee ponders.as David John Williams bids for T&TFA post.
By ​Walter Alibey (Guardian).


President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Raymond Tim Kee has said  he will know by Wednesday if he will go up for re-election as president when the TTFA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of officers take place on November 29.

“I have a football meeting on Wednesday morning and when I am through I will make that decision if to face re-election or to stand down,” Tim Kee said. 

Only Saturday Direct TV W Connection boss David John Williams announced he will be seeking the post of president of the embattled TTFA, which is still attempting to shake off the dust of corruption left by its former special adviser Jack Warner as well as the stigma of his colleagues Oliver Camps and Richard Groden who worked closely under him.

A website report stated that while Tim Kee may have had some achievements under his name, there were still some administrative bungles that outnumbered the good, such as a mysterious TT$400,000 licensing fee allegedly received by his association's marketing official Darren Millien; the departure of the T&T Women’s with just US$500 for a pre CONCACAF camp; a suspicious fund-raising venture for deceased footballer Akeem Adams; the loss of funding and partnerships from corporate T&T and the suspension of funding from FIFA because the TTFA couldn’t meet accounting criteria.

Contacted yesterday, Tim Kee said he was fairly satisfied with the work he has done at the TTFA to date, although there are some things he would have liked to do which in reality, was impossible to achieve.

“I would have liked to have some more support from corporate T&T but the reality is that from a business point of view, once the market has lost confidence in you as an organisation it is extremely difficult to get back” Tim Kee said.

The TTFA boss, who is also Mayor of Port-of-Spain, made it clear that he has achieved a number of things that were not even considered in years gone by. For instance, “I changed an old constitution, democratised it and allowed all to have the power of decision-making.”

As though he was reading from a prepared text, Tim Kee continued with his list of achievements, saying for the first time in the history of football the country has seen some nine T&T football teams all doing well and all receiving funding for local, regional and international tournaments. He added that only recently the beach football team defeated CONCACAF giants Mexico and of significant achievement is that both T&T’s men and women teams have made it to the top 50 in the world in the FIFA rankings.

Tim Kee reminded all that it is never easy when you inherit an organisation in debt by $38 million and has lost all its sponsors for one reason or another and has a number of people on your back for monies owed to them. “I had to make some really tough decisions and decisions that were not favourable, but I had to do what was necessary,” Tim Kee said.

Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: dreamer on October 12, 2015, 11:54:49 AM
Uncle Tim, please step down. Sheldon may get a bligh, pending further consultation with informed posters but Uncle Tim please go.
All Renraw associates, please, let's turn a page to get confidence for the future sponsors who are watching closely and holding their money.
Trust is serious business and when you lose it it is very hard to earn it back without overt demonstration of changed ways and changed personnel.
Socawarriors are at a crossroads. Only positive vibes can be afforded now.
Big up.
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Thomo on October 12, 2015, 12:55:55 PM
The only thing worse than Tim Kee is to have David John Williams as TTFA president! He's a Jack Warner in the making. Only serves himself and his interests. He's best suited to his club to be honest where he is boss not the national set up at all.
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: ON DE BLOCK on October 12, 2015, 02:06:02 PM
SOCAWARRIORS.NET POSTERS PRESS RELEASE


We the posters of socawarriors.net forum hereby signal our intention that Head Coach Mr.Stephen Hart run for the Persidency of TTFA in the upcoming November AGM.
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Deeks on October 12, 2015, 02:15:07 PM
I don't think there is any law that prohibit a club owner from running for the president position. But should there be? What should the criteria be? We have been asking for transparency and fairness. What else do we want to add to this administrative position. I honestly don't know much of DJW, other that the fact that he has formed and run his club in a very successful manner. He has done this at a time when our football, from the administrative side, was in total disaster. For me to say he is, or going to a next Jack Warner because they were part of the proleague is stretching it a bit. I have not heard or read his anti-Hart comment. Can someone post it.
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Deeks on October 12, 2015, 02:17:39 PM
SOCAWARRIORS.NET POSTERS PRESS RELEASE


We the posters of socawarriors.net forum hereby signal our intention that Head Coach Mr.Stephen Hart run for the Persidency of TTFA in the upcoming November AGM.

As it is now, Hart is free to throw his hat in the ring. If he was to win, can he still coach? Or who should be coach?
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: ON DE BLOCK on October 12, 2015, 02:34:14 PM
SOCAWARRIORS.NET POSTERS PRESS RELEASE


We the posters of socawarriors.net forum hereby signal our intention that Head Coach Mr.Stephen Hart run for the Persidency of TTFA in the upcoming November AGM.

As it is now, Hart is free to throw his hat in the ring. If he was to win, can he still coach? Or who should be coach?

When timkee throw he hat in de ring, he give up being mayor or treasurer???
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Deeks on October 12, 2015, 03:01:35 PM
SOCAWARRIORS.NET POSTERS PRESS RELEASE


We the posters of socawarriors.net forum hereby signal our intention that Head Coach Mr.Stephen Hart run for the Persidency of TTFA in the upcoming November AGM.

As it is now, Hart is free to throw his hat in the ring. If he was to win, can he still coach? Or who should be coach?

When timkee throw he hat in de ring, he give up being mayor or treasurer???

Bred, think again of what you asking Hart to do. This is not politics. Is either one or the other.
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: ON DE BLOCK on October 12, 2015, 03:41:55 PM
SOCAWARRIORS.NET POSTERS PRESS RELEASE


We the posters of socawarriors.net forum hereby signal our intention that Head Coach Mr.Stephen Hart run for the Persidency of TTFA in the upcoming November AGM.

As it is now, Hart is free to throw his hat in the ring. If he was to win, can he still coach? Or who should be coach?

When timkee throw he hat in de ring, he give up being mayor or treasurer???

Bred, think again of what you asking Hart to do. This is not politics. Is either one or the other.

so the "one or the other" rule don't apply to timkee or CEO or W conn. but is either one or the other for Hart? who playing politics now??
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: pull stones on October 12, 2015, 04:05:15 PM
to the people who wants timkee gone, don't you all know nothing? it was only recently that the federation and the ministry was in confrontation which lasted the last 15 years due to political affiliation, now we finally got a ministry and a federation president belonging to the same organization who's friendly with each other, and now you want to break up this union? some of you must like things in shambles.

mr timkee if you're listening please reconsider. considering the crap you inherit from the previous administration i would give you the thumbs up for the wonderful job you have done and say, please stay. i would rather have you who's a part of the PNM than this new comer who maybe unfriendly to the minister. at least see it through to the world cup qualifying. i couldn't stand another antagonistic relationship between minister and federation president, at least not for the next five years.
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: maxg on October 12, 2015, 04:18:10 PM
SOCAWARRIORS.NET POSTERS PRESS RELEASE


We the posters of socawarriors.net forum hereby signal our intention that Head Coach Mr.Stephen Hart run for the Persidency of TTFA in the upcoming November AGM.
nope. And did SH tell you he want to run for something ? you gonna signal our intention for he to run   lol
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: maxg on October 12, 2015, 04:30:23 PM
to the people who wants timkee gone, don't you all know nothing? it was only recently that the federation and the ministry was in confrontation which lasted the last 15 years due to political affiliation, now we finally got a ministry and a federation president belonging to the same organization who's friendly with each other, and now you want to break up this union? some of you must like things in shambles.

mr timkee if you're listening please reconsider. considering the crap you inherit from the previous administration i would give you the thumbs up for the wonderful job you have done and say, please stay. i would rather have you who's a part of the PNM than this new comer who maybe unfriendly to the minister. at least see it through to the world cup qualifying. i couldn't stand another antagonistic relationship between minister and federation president, at least not for the next five years.
well whether we like it or not Sports IS politics..so ps u have a point..I personally don't think the organization was as bad as ppl make it out to be, considering what they inherited (minus nothing) and all they still managed to get done.. some measure of successful teams. I think doh they tried to do to much.. 2006 Players woulda have to settle for the government bonds.and hold on to computers , ball and trophies..Tim Kee went trying to appease with past payments, that wasn't his capability and had some issues with then future and current payments, and  the dawgs bite he hand hard.. anyway, I tend to get the stories wrong..so I better stop there, but I believe for some measure of continuity we need to keep this present admin going.. Main Team doing fine, don't change to much, just tweak.
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Errol on October 12, 2015, 04:42:55 PM
I know David John Williams and I can tell you he will make a good TTFA president.

He have my backing.

He knows how to do business and will help the TTFA be more transparent and better budget the funds.

Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Deeks on October 12, 2015, 04:43:19 PM
SOCAWARRIORS.NET POSTERS PRESS RELEASE


We the posters of socawarriors.net forum hereby signal our intention that Head Coach Mr.Stephen Hart run for the Persidency of TTFA in the upcoming November AGM.

As it is now, Hart is free to throw his hat in the ring. If he was to win, can he still coach? Or who should be coach?

When timkee throw he hat in de ring, he give up being mayor or treasurer???

Bred, think again of what you asking Hart to do. This is not politics. Is either one or the other.

so the "one or the other" rule don't apply to timkee or CEO or W conn. but is either one or the other for Hart? who playing politics now??

Breds, in this day and age, a head coach job is a totally consuming job. And you want the coach to take on the admin. duties of running a football assoc., another time consuming job. You eh making sense.
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: ON DE BLOCK on October 12, 2015, 05:50:53 PM
SOCAWARRIORS.NET POSTERS PRESS RELEASE


We the posters of socawarriors.net forum hereby signal our intention that Head Coach Mr.Stephen Hart run for the Persidency of TTFA in the upcoming November AGM.

As it is now, Hart is free to throw his hat in the ring. If he was to win, can he still coach? Or who should be coach?

When timkee throw he hat in de ring, he give up being mayor or treasurer???

Bred, think again of what you asking Hart to do. This is not politics. Is either one or the other.

so the "one or the other" rule don't apply to timkee or CEO or W conn. but is either one or the other for Hart? who playing politics now??

Breds, in this day and age, a head coach job is a totally consuming job. And you want the coach to take on the admin. duties of running a football assoc., another time consuming job. You eh making sense.

as we speak a man has time to run the capital city as mayor an still run ttfa, plus other things, which brings us to this non paying post, Hart may not want it, but if he held the 'rubber stamp' in his hand more could done, the business community not buying what you selling...
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: lefty on October 12, 2015, 06:25:31 PM
I know David John Williams and I can tell you he will make a good TTFA president.

He have my backing.

He knows how to do business and will help the TTFA be more transparent and better budget the funds.
Yes but will he screw with the senior team setup, as many seem to worry......I goh be first with d pitch fork and torch if he f**k dat up.......it's jumping d gun but I doh rate SCF as ah international coach at all........again premature but I could see dat piece of nepotism playing off
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Banter Banton on October 12, 2015, 07:04:27 PM
2 things if you do win it DJW

Do not , I repeat DO NOT , even think about for a second interfering with Coach Hart and his technical staff. Just because he didnt pick much Connection players in his time does not give you the right to deem him unacceptable..You cant expect a Senior coach to pick a bunch of untested kids. Even then he has given guys like Aikim and Shannon Gomez caps.

Relax yuh loud self and sort out the admin issues and bring in sponsors.

Simple
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: socalion on October 12, 2015, 09:42:51 PM
I hope David williams is reading this msg board  ......as he should be advised the fans and supporters will not stand for any disruption  of the progress made by  the current  Coach  Mr stephen Hart and his technical staff..along with the national team...!   Here is a coach  who  has earned the respect of his players .. the progress made is odvious for anyone to see... So should you potentially be chosen president elect of  national football  .. Come good or stay at coonections and do yuh ting ....
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Deeks on October 13, 2015, 10:36:39 AM
SOCAWARRIORS.NET POSTERS PRESS RELEASE


We the posters of socawarriors.net forum hereby signal our intention that Head Coach Mr.Stephen Hart run for the Persidency of TTFA in the upcoming November AGM.

As it is now, Hart is free to throw his hat in the ring. If he was to win, can he still coach? Or who should be coach?

When timkee throw he hat in de ring, he give up being mayor or treasurer???

Bred, think again of what you asking Hart to do. This is not politics. Is either one or the other.

so the "one or the other" rule don't apply to timkee or CEO or W conn. but is either one or the other for Hart? who playing politics now??

Breds, in this day and age, a head coach job is a totally consuming job. And you want the coach to take on the admin. duties of running a football assoc., another time consuming job. You eh making sense.

as we speak a man has time to run the capital city as mayor an still run ttfa, plus other things, which brings us to this non paying post, Hart may not want it, but if he held the 'rubber stamp' in his hand more could done, the business community not buying what you selling...

Breds, I know you are stuck on your idea that Hart can do both jobs. I say, it is better he concentrate on the coaching. look at all the coaches in the top 20 countries. you see any of them holding admin. positions. The closest I have seen coaches hold another position, is at the manager's level in clubs. And that is a real balancing act. Can he be an effect administrator? Who knows. Maybe he will have access to the business community in a more favorable way than TK. But with WC coming up, I want no distractions. He has a good karma going. The players seen to like him. The forum seems overwhelmingly favorable to him. The homies appears to have him in high regards. Homies?!! All we need is to get the wagonists on board now.
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: vb on October 13, 2015, 03:19:13 PM
Is it advisable that the president of the federation be a candidate with vested club self-interest? In my view, this question is a fundamental threshold question.

How does the TTFA constitution treat with this?



The constitution has nothing in it that addresses your point from what I read... The criteria is simple and straightforward how ever it doesn't take into account that area of concern...

Contro,

that was the first damn thing that enter my mind. WDH kind of country is this in 2015 that would open this potential conflict of interest from JW and he kids, to Sancho as MOS, now this??

You cannot own a club and be FA Pres and if it's not in the Regulations it sure as FOK should be.

This should not even be a conversation.  ::)
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Controversial on October 13, 2015, 03:51:16 PM
Is it advisable that the president of the federation be a candidate with vested club self-interest? In my view, this question is a fundamental threshold question.

How does the TTFA constitution treat with this?



The constitution has nothing in it that addresses your point from what I read... The criteria is simple and straightforward how ever it doesn't take into account that area of concern...

Contro,

that was the first damn thing that enter my mind. WDH kind of country is this in 2015 that would open this potential conflict of interest from JW and he kids, to Sancho as MOS, now this??

You cannot own a club and be FA Pres and if it's not in the Regulations it sure as FOK should be.

This should not even be a conversation.  ::)

 :beermug:
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Controversial on October 13, 2015, 03:52:30 PM
Is it advisable that the president of the federation be a candidate with vested club self-interest? In my view, this question is a fundamental threshold question.

How does the TTFA constitution treat with this?



The constitution has nothing in it that addresses your point from what I read... The criteria is simple and straightforward how ever it doesn't take into account that area of concern...

Contro,

that was the first damn thing that enter my mind. WDH kind of country is this in 2015 that would open this potential conflict of interest from JW and he kids, to Sancho as MOS, now this??

You cannot own a club and be FA Pres and if it's not in the Regulations it sure as FOK should be.

This should not even be a conversation.  ::)

Flex interview with Williams's came off to me as very condescending imo
Title: Re: W Connection CEO to run for TTFA Presidency.
Post by: Deeks on October 14, 2015, 09:54:55 AM
Contro, I honestly thought you had some people who were looking to vie for the position of TTFA president. So far is TK and John-Williams. We need more people to put their hats in the ring for this important election.
Title: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 30, 2015, 07:32:51 AM
John Williams is elected as New President of TTFA.
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFA).


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has a new President in David John Williams following his defeat of Raymond Tim Kee for the position at the FA’s Internal Elections on Sunday at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium.

In the second round of voting, John Williams received 25 votes to Tim Kee’s 19 while a third candidate Clynt Taylor received one vote. The elections went to a second round because no candidate had 50 percent or more of the votes. Forty five delegates were present for voting with North East Stars and Point Fortin Civic Centre both failing to show. And there were no representations from the Coaches or Players Association which are non-operational.

After Round one, John Williams was ahead with 18, followed by Tim Kee (13), Taylor (8.) and Ramesh Ramdhan and Selby Browne with three each. Both Browne and Ramdhan were eliminated after round one.

John Williams maintained a fair advantage to take the post in Round Two.

The three elected Vice Presidents are Ewing Davis, Joanne Salazar and Allan Warner, all members of John Williams’ slate.

The Board of Directors also elected following a lengthy voting process on Sunday night are Samuel Saunders (Central FA), Sherwyn Dyer (Eastern Counties Football Union), Karanjabari Williams (Northern FA), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Joseph Taylor (T&T Football Referees Association), Dexter Skeene (TT Pro League) and Sharon O’Brien (Women’s League Football).

FIFA representatives Primo Corvoro, FIFA Head of Member Associations and Luca Nicola, Manager Member Associations for FIFA, were both present as observers.

John Williams in the process, became the 25th President of the TTFA dating back to its inception in 1908.

In an immediate reaction, John Williams said : ” I will like to give thanks to the Almighty and thanks to the team that has supported me. I will give my best for Trinidad and Tobago football.

“Some of my immediate goals is to get a budget setting exercise as there are a couple of teams supposed to leave for competitions urgently. Setting up the sub-committees is very important and the technical committee  also has to be set up very quickly as I think it is going to play a major role in Trinidad and Tobago football . All these committees need to be functioning as quickly as possible so that we can ensure there is good governance. The other project that is very important for us is the Copa America playoff in January. I will have to meet very quickly with Stephen Hart to see how best we can ensure the team is ready for this game.

“I am the president of the TTFA. I am the president of all of Trinidad and Tobago football and I am very mindful of that. I am going to serve well,” Williams added.

He continued., “I can’t change the passion and love that I have for W Connection. I just have to manage it but I  have to be independent. And trust me, I know that Trinidad and Tobago will be scrutinizing me very, very much as far as W Connection is concerned. My daughter is going to take up the mantle (with W Connection).”

See John Williams’ Reactions to becoming TTFA President (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS58wmLmDCs&feature=youtu.be)

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: andre samuel on November 30, 2015, 08:23:47 AM
I wish you the best and i hope that you get the support in effectively implementing all that you want to achieve in your comprehensive manifesto.

ah love it!!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Jumbie on November 30, 2015, 09:27:09 AM
Congrats Mr Williams and team.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando on November 30, 2015, 09:58:48 AM
John Williams is elected as New President of TTFA.
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFA).


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has a new President in David John Williams following his defeat of Raymond Tim Kee for the position at the FA’s Internal Elections on Sunday at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium.

In the second round of voting, John Williams received 25 votes to Tim Kee’s 19 while a third candidate Clynt Taylor received one vote. The elections went to a second round because no candidate had 50 percent or more of the votes. Forty five delegates were present for voting with North East Stars and Point Fortin Civic Centre both failing to show. And there were no representations from the Coaches or Players Association which are non-operational.

After Round one, John Williams was ahead with 18, followed by Tim Kee (13), Taylor (8.) and Ramesh Ramdhan and Selby Browne with three each. Both Browne and Ramdhan were eliminated after round one.

John Williams maintained a fair advantage to take the post in Round Two.

The three elected Vice Presidents are Ewing Davis, Joanne Salazar and Allan Warner, all members of John Williams’ slate.

The Board of Directors also elected following a lengthy voting process on Sunday night are Samuel Saunders (Central FA), Sherwyn Dyer (Eastern Counties Football Union), Karanjabari Williams (Northern FA), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Joseph Taylor (T&T Football Referees Association), Dexter Skeene (TT Pro League) and Sharon O’Brien (Women’s League Football).

After more than 20-plus years under the same administration, central football has gotten a new executive. On Wednesday night, at the zone’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of Officers at Woodford Lodge, Chaguanas, businessman Shymdeo Gosine was elected unopposed as president of the Central Football Association (CFA) for a four-year term.

I thought Shymdeo Gosine won the CFA seat?

I guess Yaya not come back, because Sharon O’Brien is still here.   :devil:

Congrats Mr Williams, I wish you a successful 4 year term.

I also hope to see you work with SWO and the fans a little more.

Good luck.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: trini_stallion on November 30, 2015, 10:39:31 AM
Best of luck Mr. Williams and congratulations on your new tenure as president of of the TTFA. As a fan I am optimistic and look forward to seeing a brighter better TTFA!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Socapro on November 30, 2015, 12:01:29 PM
All the best to our new TTFA President David John-Williams in his bid to take T&T football to the the top of the CONCACAF region where it is supposed to be during his term in charge.

Would also like to say many thanks to the last TTFA President Raymond Tim Kee for doing a great job in helping to turn T&T football around over the last 2 & 1/2 years after they inherited the massive debts acquired during the Oliver Camps/Jack Warner led era. RTK's contribution to T&T football during his tenure should long be appreciated by all genuine T&T football fans. Tim Kee made a vital contribution in helping to turn things around for us at a very low time in our football history that came not too long after the glory of attending our very first World Cup Finals in 2006.

Of all the candidates who contested the TTFA Presidential elections DJW had by far the most comprehensive manifesto called IMPERATIVES FOR CHANGE. See this link: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/a68d0dd8-2b2e-4f5a-b3c2-4cc02f8766ac

I was also very impressed with Clynt Talyor and hope that he would be used in some capacity by David John-Williams if he offers his services. Would really loved to see Clynt Talyor as one of our TTFA VP's seeing that he was unable to win.

Listen to new TTFA President David John-Williams give his vision for T&T football a few days before being elected as new TTFA President this Sunday (yesterday).

Scoreboard 24th November 2015 TTFA General Elections with David John-Williams
https://www.youtube.com/v/B8ibolDEj28

Below David John Williams addresses the media for the first time since being elected as President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association on Sunday November 29th, 2015.

Newly elected TTFA President David John Williams in his first address to the media
https://www.youtube.com/v/aS58wmLmDCs

Once again for those who are yet to examine it, you can read our new TTFA President David John-Williams Manifesto called IMPERATIVES FOR CHANGE at this link: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/a68d0dd8-2b2e-4f5a-b3c2-4cc02f8766ac
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on November 30, 2015, 12:29:55 PM
He is still biased in regards to w connection and will always be... He made it a point that his players from the youth level will play national...

Which we need to keep a close eye on...

He thank god first which is a good start, he understands the game which is good, when he speaks about expanding the pool, he better not expand it mainly to w connection players..

The jury is still out on him
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Socapro on November 30, 2015, 01:35:10 PM
He is still biased in regards to w connection and will always be... He made it a point that his players from the youth level will play national...

Which we need to keep a close eye on...

He thank god first which is a good start, he understands the game which is good, when he speaks about expanding the pool, he better not expand it mainly to w connection players..

The jury is still out on him

DJW was pointing out that since there are already a high percentage of W Connection players already playing for T&T at U-23, U-20, U-17 and other levels that it is only natural that they would progress to play for T&T at senior level.

He did however say that he would expect folks like yourself to ignore that fact and still say that the TTFA President is biased towards W Connection players hence why there are so many W Connection players on the national teams.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Adam Lake on November 30, 2015, 03:08:38 PM
FIFA Manager of Member Associations Luca Nicola congratulates David John Williams on his new post but also talks about a critical matter that he advises the TTFA to treat with seriously. According to Luca, Trinidad and Tobago could face suspension from the 2022 World Cup qualification if it does not pay outstanding salaries to former Women's Under 17 team head coach Even Pellerud based on a decision made by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYnvwjE9j0w
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Socapro on November 30, 2015, 03:57:29 PM
FIFA Manager of Member Associations Luca Nicola congratulates David John Williams on his new post but also talks about a critical matter that he advises the TTFA to treat with seriously. According to Luca, Trinidad and Tobago could face suspension from the 2022 World Cup qualification if it does not pay outstanding salaries to former Women's Under 17 team head coach Even Pellerud based on a decision made by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

https://www.youtube.com/v/TYnvwjE9j0w

Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 30, 2015, 04:16:56 PM
Congrats to David Williams.

Ah like yuh interview, very good talk.

Good luck to you.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Adam Lake on November 30, 2015, 04:26:51 PM
No Scene Socapro... I hadda learn how to do that Video Thingy...  :beermug:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 30, 2015, 05:31:19 PM
Real cool Adam. thanks. Well forumites, allyuh hear what he has to say. That was good talk. Let's see him walk the walk.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Big Magician on November 30, 2015, 05:54:47 PM
Congrats to DJW... BIG congrats to the TTFA for ACTUALLY HAVING an Election...

DJW...stick to the basics...do your best..be honest...

I think we should form a " WATCHDOG " group to expose any situations early...
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Socapro on November 30, 2015, 06:17:23 PM
Congrats once again to new TTFA President David John Williams!

The final moments of the TTFA Presidential Elections on November 29th, 2015 - TTFA Media TV

John Williams is announced as new TTFA President
https://www.youtube.com/v/tNPXvTDOiBk

Once again for those who are yet to examine it, you can read our new TTFA President David John-Williams Manifesto called IMPERATIVES FOR CHANGE at this link: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/a68d0dd8-2b2e-4f5a-b3c2-4cc02f8766ac
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 01, 2015, 03:00:32 AM
Skeene: TTPL board confident in David John-Williams’ commitment to football.
ttproleague.com.


Dexter Skeene, chief executive officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League (TTPL), is looking forward to continue working with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), which is now led by newly elected president David John-Williams, in improving the standard of local football with the focus on helping T&T qualify for World Cups on a regular basis.

“The TT Pro League has always maintained a cordial relationship with the TTFA and we expect it to continue,” Skeene stated.

“In fact, with the implementation of the new constitution, the Pro League as a member of the board would have the opportunity to make a direct contribution to the decision-making process. The interaction with the other associations would allow for efficient coordination of scheduling of different programmes.”

John-Williams, managing director of the family-owned John Williams construction company and owner of five-time Caribbean champions W Connection Football Club, got the nod of 25 votes, six more than the incumbent Raymond Tim Kee (19), who was seeking a second term, in the second round of voting at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on Sunday.

John-Williams, who also held the post of vice-chairman of the Pro League, had also led the first round with 18 votes, ahead of Tim Kee (13) and Trinidad and Tobago Referees Association vice-president Clynt Taylor (8.). Ex-referee Ramesh Ramdhan and the Veteran Football Federation president Selby Browne were both eliminated after the first round with just three votes. Taylor received just one vote in the second round.

Skeene said, “On behalf of the TT Pro League, the Board of Directors wishes to congratulate Mr. David John-Williams on being elected as the president of the TTFA. The board wishes him every success in his term in office and looking forward to continue working with the TTFA to improve the standard of football and to help Trinidad and Tobago to qualify for a World Cup on a regular basis.

“The Board is aware of David’s commitment to the TT Pro League, W Connection and football in general over the years and we know that he would take that same enthusiasm and diligence into the TTFA’s office and his presidential position.”

On Sunday the TTFA elected its new president under its new constitution, which was formulated after 18 months of work by an Independent Reform Commission (IRC).

Key among the constitution changes implemented, is the tenure in which a president will serve. A president will now be allowed just two four-year terms, effectively ending the past era which saw former boss Oliver Camps reign for 19 years.

The new constitution also meant that major clubs have a better say with the “one club, one vote” system over the previous power of the six zonal associations. But although ten (10) Pro League clubs and eight representatives from the Super League each having a vote, the new system only accounts for 18 of the 47 voting delegates.

Pro League clubs North East Stars and Point Fortin Civic failed to show during Sunday’s election process while there were no representations for the Coaches and Players Associations which are non-operational.

The three elected vice-presidents are former Secondary Schools Football League president Ewing Davis, Phoenix Park Gas Processors vice-president Joanne Salazar and Tobago businessman Allan Warner, all members of John-Williams’ slate.

The TTFA Board of Directors also elected on Sunday are Samuel Saunders (Central FA), Sherwin Dyer (Eastern Counties Football Union), Karanjabari Williams (Northern FA), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Joseph Taylor (T&T Football Referees Association), Dexter Skeene (TT Pro League) and Sharon O’Brien (Women’s League Football).

“The League wishes to thank all those who contributed in the past,” added Skeene. “We wish to thank Mr. Raymond Tim Kee for implementing a democratic process for free and fair elections.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 01, 2015, 03:01:16 AM
Tim Kee’s plea: Don’t send football back 20 years.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Outgoing president of the T&T Football Association (T&TFA) Raymond Tim Kee is  pleading with his successor David John-Williams to not interfere with the new constitution which was approved and praised by the world governing body for football, FIFA.

His call comes a day after John-Williams, in his victory speech after his elevation to the top post on Sunday, said he will have to review the constitution and make some changes. This infuriated Tim Kee as he described this as a backward step that would send T&T football back some 20 years when one administration led for many years.

“I am begging for goodness sake, leave the constitution alone. I have fought very hard to make these changes and make this happen for the betterment of the sport, why do you want to change it now,” Tim Kee asked.

John-Williams triumphed 25-19 after the second round of voting to Tim Kee, after the first round saw Williams earn 18 votes, Tim Kee 13, Clynt Taylor 8 and the others two candidates Selby Browne and Ramesh Ramdhan eliminated by virtue of each receiving just three votes.

Tim Kee, who was seeking a second term in office, reminded John-Williams that it was the same constitutional changes for which he fought, that allowed him (John-Williams) the advantage of ten TT Pro League votes and eight Superleague votes to win.

“I was at a disadvantage but I accepted it because it was what the FIFA ordered. This is the system being used by all football nations around the world and to change it now could spell danger for T&T football,” Tim Kee explained. The Mayor of Port of Spain said he felt that John-Williams’ elevation was nothing but a misnomer, sentiments that he had expressed in a radio programme before the elections.

“He is a campaigner in the TT Pro League which is totally dependent on the Government’s subventions to stay alive but he is now saying that he can change things in the same league,” Tim Kee said. 

Of major disappointment also for Tim Kee was the exclusion of Colin Murray, the Carib Brewery’s events manager and Trotters owner John Sabga. They both perished to the overwhelming support by John-Williams’ slate, losing out to Ewing Davis for the position of first vice president.

Davis received 15 votes while second vice president Joanne Salazar got 23 and Allan Warner collected 20 votes for the post of third vice president for John-Williams’ team.

“Colin Murray and John Sabga would have been able to attract corporate T&T which is critical to rebuilding football in T&T,”  Tim Kee said.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on December 01, 2015, 05:28:32 AM
His call comes a day after John-Williams, in his victory speech after his elevation to the top post on Sunday, said he will have to review the constitution and make some changes. This infuriated Tim Kee as he described this as a backward step that would send T&T football back some 20 years when one administration led for many years.
Unless I hear wrong, John-Williams said that he wanted to possibly add some things that he felt were missing, not necessarily make changes to what was already there. In any event, it would have to go through some approval process.

“Colin Murray and John Sabga would have been able to attract corporate T&T which is critical to rebuilding football in T&T,”  Tim Kee said.

This is true, but de people choose who dey wanted.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 01, 2015, 06:02:58 AM
His call comes a day after John-Williams, in his victory speech after his elevation to the top post on Sunday, said he will have to review the constitution and make some changes. This infuriated Tim Kee as he described this as a backward step that would send T&T football back some 20 years when one administration led for many years.
Unless I hear wrong, John-Williams said that he wanted to possibly add some things that he felt were missing, not necesseraily make changes to what was already there. In any event, it would have to go through some approval process.
...


Correct! The word he used is "silent".

(It seems that during the very election there might have been items to which the 'silence' applied or at least became apparent).
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 01, 2015, 06:22:42 AM
His call comes a day after John-Williams, in his victory speech after his elevation to the top post on Sunday, said he will have to review the constitution and make some changes. This infuriated Tim Kee as he described this as a backward step that would send T&T football back some 20 years when one administration led for many years.
Unless I hear wrong, John-Williams said that he wanted to possibly add some things that he felt were missing, not necessarily make changes to what was already there. In any event, it would have to go through some approval process.

“Colin Murray and John Sabga would have been able to attract corporate T&T which is critical to rebuilding football in T&T,”  Tim Kee said.

This is true, but de people choose who dey wanted.

Not only that, but wasn't Tim Kee president? why didn't he hired them then if he knew this?

I don't know much about Ewing Davis, Joanne Salazar and Allan Warner, however, David John Williams is no' fool. He knows who can help and, who can't.

Would have been nice to see Colin Murray, Clynt Taylor and Tony Sabga play some part for T&T football, a collective effort is always better. Maybe in the marketing department?

Either way, David John Williams has the ability to make a positive change.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: FF on December 01, 2015, 06:50:46 AM
Tim Kee couldnt hire them as it would be against said constitution. They would have to be voted in.

Don't mind he was firing people against the constitution eh
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on December 01, 2015, 07:25:47 AM

At the end of the day time will tell what this W Connection man do for T&T football. If he shit on T&T football we will bash him the same way. I am not one who will just fall for talk in interviews. So we shall see if he becomes an asset or a failure in due time.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 01, 2015, 07:49:14 AM
Tim Kee couldnt hire them as it would be against said constitution. They would have to be voted in.

Don't mind he was firing people against the constitution eh

True !!! and as I mentioned, in the marketing department??

A position Darren Mullien was hired for without constitution.

Wonder whats going to happen to the website they just spent over 10,000 US to build and the hiring of Tim Kee's son to build it?

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: King Deese on December 01, 2015, 08:37:26 AM
Tim Kee’s plea: Don’t send football back 20 years.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Outgoing president of the T&T Football Association (T&TFA) Raymond Tim Kee is  pleading with his successor David John-Williams to not interfere with the new constitution which was approved and praised by the world governing body for football, FIFA.

His call comes a day after John-Williams, in his victory speech after his elevation to the top post on Sunday, said he will have to review the constitution and make some changes. This infuriated Tim Kee as he described this as a backward step that would send T&T football back some 20 years when one administration led for many years.

“I am begging for goodness sake, leave the constitution alone. I have fought very hard to make these changes and make this happen for the betterment of the sport, why do you want to change it now,” Tim Kee asked.

John-Williams triumphed 25-19 after the second round of voting to Tim Kee, after the first round saw Williams earn 18 votes, Tim Kee 13, Clynt Taylor 8 and the others two candidates Selby Browne and Ramesh Ramdhan eliminated by virtue of each receiving just three votes.

Tim Kee, who was seeking a second term in office, reminded John-Williams that it was the same constitutional changes for which he fought, that allowed him (John-Williams) the advantage of ten TT Pro League votes and eight Superleague votes to win.

“I was at a disadvantage but I accepted it because it was what the FIFA ordered. This is the system being used by all football nations around the world and to change it now could spell danger for T&T football,” Tim Kee explained. The Mayor of Port of Spain said he felt that John-Williams’ elevation was nothing but a misnomer, sentiments that he had expressed in a radio programme before the elections.

“He is a campaigner in the TT Pro League which is totally dependent on the Government’s subventions to stay alive but he is now saying that he can change things in the same league,” Tim Kee said. 

Of major disappointment also for Tim Kee was the exclusion of Colin Murray, the Carib Brewery’s events manager and Trotters owner John Sabga. They both perished to the overwhelming support by John-Williams’ slate, losing out to Ewing Davis for the position of first vice president.

Davis received 15 votes while second vice president Joanne Salazar got 23 and Allan Warner collected 20 votes for the post of third vice president for John-Williams’ team.

“Colin Murray and John Sabga would have been able to attract corporate T&T which is critical to rebuilding football in T&T,”  Tim Kee said.


:violin:
Somebody put a muzzle on Tiny Tim, he is talking too much. You lost shut up. By the way, why did you feel it was in your best interest to ignore Pellerud, didn't FIFA want you to pay the man?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 01, 2015, 04:31:42 PM
Unless I hear wrong, John-Williams said that he wanted to possibly add some things that he felt were missing, not necessarily make changes to what was already there. In any event, it would have to go through some approval process.


The larger point is that the Constitution must not be trifled with just to pursue fantasies entertained on the campaign trail.  The present Constitution was the result of a very painstaking process mandated and supervised by FIFA, any changes can only come with the seal of approval by FIFA.  To do otherwise would be to the FA's detriment, as it likely would invoke sanctions all the way up to suspension.  It's a very naive statement, frankly.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 01, 2015, 04:35:07 PM
Not only that, but wasn't Tim Kee president? why didn't he hired them then if he knew this?

It's not a matter of "hiring" them... these are elected positions.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Socapro on December 01, 2015, 04:54:07 PM
Unless I hear wrong, John-Williams said that he wanted to possibly add some things that he felt were missing, not necessarily make changes to what was already there. In any event, it would have to go through some approval process.


The larger point is that the Constitution must not be trifled with just to pursue fantasies entertained on the campaign trail.  The present Constitution was the result of a very painstaking process mandated and supervised by FIFA, any changes can only come with the seal of approval by FIFA.  To do otherwise would be to the FA's detriment, as it likely would invoke sanctions all the way up to suspension.  It's a very naive statement, frankly.

I don't think DJW's statement about making some amendments/improvements to the TTFA constitution were naive.
He did say in his first after election interview that he does not plan to change the TTFA constitution away from FIFA guidelines but rather wants to clarify some of the silent sections in the constitution which revealed themselves during the election campaign that can be interrupted in a variety of ways.

Things can always be improved and T&T football supporters can always ask for the new TTFA President to list exactly what he views as currently silent that he wants to clarify in the constitution so that it can be more clearly interpreted. DJW can also be asked to get any new proposed amendments sanctioned by FIFA so that they are all within the FIFA guidelines while helping to improve the TTFA constitution.

Tim Kee must however be commended for the positive changes he made to the TTFA constitution under the guidance of FIFA.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on December 01, 2015, 06:32:13 PM
Congrats to DJW... BIG congrats to the TTFA for ACTUALLY HAVING an Election...

DJW...stick to the basics...do your best..be honest...

I think we should form a " WATCHDOG " group to expose any situations early...

 :applause: :applause:

When I think back to say 7 - 8 years ago, anybody did tell me this day would come, I woulda tell dem dey lie.  Never thought it would happen anytime soon.

Think bout it....Scamps gone, Rodent gone, the Vampire gone.....never thought I'd see this day.....
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on December 01, 2015, 07:08:37 PM
Be careful what you ask for
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Jumbie on December 01, 2015, 07:40:04 PM
Be careful what you ask for 2
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: davyjenny1 on December 01, 2015, 08:08:06 PM
Be careful what you ask for
I was about to say the same thing.  :beermug:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 01, 2015, 08:51:31 PM
I don't think DJW's statement about making some amendments/improvements to the TTFA constitution were naive.
He did say in his first after election interview that he does not plan to change the TTFA constitution away from FIFA guidelines but rather wants to clarify some of the silent sections in the constitution which revealed themselves during the election campaign that can be interrupted in a variety of ways.

Things can always be improved and T&T football supporters can always ask for the new TTFA President to list exactly what he views as currently silent that he wants to clarify in the constitution so that it can be more clearly interpreted. DJW can also be asked to get any new proposed amendments sanctioned by FIFA so that they are all within the FIFA guidelines while helping to improve the TTFA constitution.

Tim Kee must however be commended for the positive changes he made to the TTFA constitution under the guidance of FIFA.

I listened to the interview myself, so trust me when I say they were very naive statements, and are no different from what he said on the campaign trail, and what he said in his manifesto.  I criticized his statements then and my criticism stands now.  Statutory drafting is one of the things that I do, in fact I just did a constitutional amendment for a non-profit client of mine, so I actually know what I'm talking about.  I invite you and others to pay close attention to what Luca Nicola says from around the 1:00 mark to about the 2:00 mark:

https://www.youtube.com/v/TYnvwjE9j0w

People are speaking without knowledge.  FIFA went through a very painstaking process in amending its own constitution.  It then gave every member association a deadline by which to comply and bring their own statutes in compliance with FIFA's.  There is no leeway to deviate from that model.  Maybe some of you only now start paying attention to this TTFA constitutional amendment, but this is not a new issue for me.  From the work of the Independent Reform Commission, to the actual work on the reform of the contitution itself, I have been involved in very closely monitoring the process. 

FIFA Head of Member Associations, Primo Corvaro (who again was there to monitor the elections) spent the better part of a week in TnT about 18 months ago, working with the reform panel in clearly modeling the new constitution on FIFA's own, and mirroring Article for Article, the provisions of the new TTFA Constitution, on FIFA's Constitution.  No constitutional amendment, on any level, should be undertaken lightly, it's just not something you trifle with.  It is very unfortunate that Williams apparently hasn't acquainted himself with the level of care and attention which went into drafting the present constitution, or else he wouldn't be speaking so loosely about something so important.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on December 01, 2015, 10:04:58 PM
FIFA Manager of Member Associations Luca Nicola congratulates David John Williams on his new post but also talks about a critical matter that he advises the TTFA to treat with seriously. According to Luca, Trinidad and Tobago could face suspension from the 2022 World Cup qualification if it does not pay outstanding salaries to former Women's Under 17 team head coach Even Pellerud based on a decision made by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYnvwjE9j0w
We need to contact Pellerud like yesterday and make arrangements to settle things with this man.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Socapro on December 01, 2015, 10:10:57 PM
I don't think DJW's statement about making some amendments/improvements to the TTFA constitution were naive.
He did say in his first after election interview that he does not plan to change the TTFA constitution away from FIFA guidelines but rather wants to clarify some of the silent sections in the constitution which revealed themselves during the election campaign that can be interrupted in a variety of ways.

Things can always be improved and T&T football supporters can always ask for the new TTFA President to list exactly what he views as currently silent that he wants to clarify in the constitution so that it can be more clearly interpreted. DJW can also be asked to get any new proposed amendments sanctioned by FIFA so that they are all within the FIFA guidelines while helping to improve the TTFA constitution.

Tim Kee must however be commended for the positive changes he made to the TTFA constitution under the guidance of FIFA.

I listened to the interview myself, so trust me when I say they were very naive statements, and are no different from what he said on the campaign trail, and what he said in his manifesto.  I criticized his statements then and my criticism stands now.  Statutory drafting is one of the things that I do, in fact I just did a constitutional amendment for a non-profit client of mine, so I actually know what I'm talking about.  I invite you and others to pay close attention to what Luca Nicola says from around the 1:00 mark to about the 2:00 mark:

https://www.youtube.com/v/TYnvwjE9j0w

People are speaking without knowledge.  FIFA went through a very painstaking process in amending its own constitution.  It then gave every member association a deadline by which to comply and bring their own statutes in compliance with FIFA's.  There is no leeway to deviate from that model.  Maybe some of you only now start paying attention to this TTFA constitutional amendment, but this is not a new issue for me.  From the work of the Independent Reform Commission, to the actual work on the reform of the contitution itself, I have been involved in very closely monitoring the process. 

FIFA Head of Member Associations, Primo Corvaro (who again was there to monitor the elections) spent the better part of a week in TnT about 18 months ago, working with the reform panel in clearly modeling the new constitution on FIFA's own, and mirroring Article for Article, the provisions of the new TTFA Constitution, on FIFA's Constitution.  No constitutional amendment, on any level, should be undertaken lightly, it's just not something you trifle with.  It is very unfortunate that Williams apparently hasn't acquainted himself with the level of care and attention which went into drafting the present constitution, or else he wouldn't be speaking so loosely about something so important.

The issue DJW addressed was the silent parts of the TTFA constitution which are open to interpretation that he wants to clarify within FIFA guidelines.

What's important is that DJW does not want to or intend to change the TTFA constitution outside of FIFA guidelines.
Everything can be improved and if issues to do with clarity in silent parts of the constitution were encountered during the just concluded TTFA elections then they should be addressed once it is done within FIFA guidelines.

We will eventually see how DJW goes about improving the TTFA constitution but if he sticks to his words then everything should be fine and democracy enforced and safeguarded by the TTFA constitution might even be enhanced.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 02, 2015, 03:50:58 AM
Smith willing to meet with new president
By JOEL BAILEY (NEWSDAY).


DARRYL SMITH, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, has indicated his willingness to meet with newly-elected president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), David John-Williams, to discuss matters affecting the sporting body as well as future plans in which the TTFA may be embarking on.

During a telephone interview yesterday, Smith acknowledged, “we have been embarking on something for the first time. I’ve heard no Minister has done this.

We are consulting a meeting with all the (national) governing bodies.

We have reached 30. In that short time, to meet with 30 NGBs is pretty good. We’re trying to finish all before the year end.

“We’ve already met with the TTFA, with (former president Raymond) Tim Kee at the helm at that time,” he added. “Of course we’ll have to have another meeting with the new (Sports Company) Board that has been put in place. And that will be scheduled pretty soon, before year ends we’ll meet with them again.” Smith stated that he was impressed with John-Williams’ pre-election manifesto and is keen to hear the vision set out by the new TTFA boss.

For a number of years, the TTFA has had to go “cap in hand” to the Sports Ministry for funding. Asked if the TTFA will have to adhere to a budgetary plan, Smith responded, “the TTFA has had their challenges as we all know. I’m hoping that it’s something that could be expedited and fixed.

“Whatever their internal systems and organs, hopefully that (John)-Williams and his new team could fix that because it’s a lot of last-minute requests that we’ve been getting.” The Sports Minister noted, “just a case in point with the women team that are leaving this week. We got that paperwork in on Saturday (and) they’re leaving (today) which is it’s absurd. We’re really trying to not let the athletes and the country on a whole be held back.”

The Minister emphasised, “at the end of the day, it’s an end to all means and we’re working with a budget. We’re working with the Ministry of Finance. It’s not like we have this money sitting on a safe. We have to also account to the Ministry of Finance and request funds. “So I’m optimistic, I’m a positive person and I’m hoping that (John)-Williams could rectify and fix these systems inside of the TTFA, so that the organisation can move forward positively.”

The Sports Minister also touched on the elections on Sunday, which took place at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. “I’m happy that the democratic process went through without any hiccups,” said Smith.

“I wish him all the best in his new portfolio in the future.

“It’s a very important year with regards to where the (national men’s team are) now and how well they’re doing under coach (Stephen) Hart,” he added. “I think he will do a good job.

“He has my full support and the Ministry’s full support in whatever capacity we can assist. We’ll try our best to do that.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: weary1969 on December 02, 2015, 08:18:44 AM
Congrats to DJW... BIG congrats to the TTFA for ACTUALLY HAVING an Election...

DJW...stick to the basics...do your best..be honest...

I think we should form a " WATCHDOG " group to expose any situations early...

CO-SIGNNNNNN
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on December 02, 2015, 09:26:27 AM
Smith willing to meet with new president
By JOEL BAILEY (NEWSDAY).


“Whatever their internal systems and organs, hopefully that (John)-Williams and his new team could fix that because it’s a lot of last-minute requests that we’ve been getting.” The Sports Minister noted, “just a case in point with the women team that are leaving this week. We got that paperwork in on Saturday (and) they’re leaving (today) which is it’s absurd. We’re really trying to not let the athletes and the country on a whole be held back.”

The Minister emphasised, “at the end of the day, it’s an end to all means and we’re working with a budget. We’re working with the Ministry of Finance. It’s not like we have this money sitting on a safe. We have to also account to the Ministry of Finance and request funds. “So I’m optimistic, I’m a positive person and I’m hoping that (John)-Williams could rectify and fix these systems inside of the TTFA, so that the organisation can move forward positively.”
It's funny to see the new minister dealing with the same crap lol. DJW this is an area you and your team should improve on going forward since we know of dates and schedules for the various programs in advance. Let's take care of business from early!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 03, 2015, 03:24:54 AM
TTFA talks to Pellerud about outstanding $$.
By Ian Prescott (Express).


Newly-appointed Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams expects to find a quick solution and have a long-outstanding payment issue with Even Pellerud resolved within a week.

Just two days on the job, John-Williams said the TTFA is urgently attending to the Pellerud issue.

“I feel confident we will resolve it in the next five to seven days,” John Williams told the Express yesterday. “I am scheduled to talk with him (Pellerud) tomorrow (today).”

Pellerud, 62, was hired by former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner in 2008, to prepare the Trinidad and Tobago team which hosted the 2010 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup. He returned to his homeland Norway in 2012 due to salary payment issues.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: dreamer on December 03, 2015, 09:10:32 AM
Now that is leadership. Uncle Tim's non-approach was disgraceful. Disgraceful and damaging to T&T's rep.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: trini_stallion on December 03, 2015, 12:31:28 PM
Production! But hear nah...I have been silently waiting to hear bout bravehart contract!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on December 05, 2015, 06:47:34 PM

https://www.youtube.com/v/rFKDj_mmW-s
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 10, 2015, 02:57:47 AM
John-Williams promises TTFA books in 90 days.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


David John-Williams, the newly elected president of the T&T Football Association has vowed to get the financial books of the local association in good standing order within the next 90 days so it can resume accessing the FIFA US$250,000 annual grant available.

Last year, the T&TFA had its granting of the fund halted by FIFA for failing to maintain proper financial records and the cash strapped federation has to be dependent on the local Government as well as co-operate T&T to assist in the conducting of its financial affairs.

Following a meeting with Minister of Sport Darryl Smith and Michael Phillips, chairman of the Sports Company of T&T (SporTT) at the Ministry of Sports Head Office, Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain, yesterday, John-Williams, the former president of top local professional football club W Connection, said he was focussed on getting the troubled T&TFA financial accounts in order.

He said: “There’s a lot of issues that we need to address, but we don’t want to talk about the past, the past is history, but with regards to the finances of the T&TFA I can publicly say now that we have US$500,000 sitting down in FIFA that my organisation cannot access because the finances are not in order.”

Refering to an article in the Guardian Newspaper yesterday, he said: “Those of you who would have read the newspaper today (yesterday) would have noted that FIFA said they were being more rigid with member associations and their finances, and there is money to be access in addition to an additional US$600,00 for specific projects.

“But unfortunately, the T&TFA cannot access those funds at the moment because of a lack of our financial statements,” he said.

With respect to finding a quick solution to the problem, John-Williams noted that: “I will be meeting with the auditors this afternoon (yesterday), and I can assure you that I have mandated them that we need to get the books in order within 90 days.”

“The impossible we will achieve, and the miracles we will leave to God, but we are not asking for a miracle. We have to do it, because if we don’t we might as well shut down the T&TFA”.

Commenting on the football body dependency on the Ministry of Sport and Sports Company of T&T to come to its rescue on a regular basis over the last four-year term led by Port-of-Spain Mayor, Raymond Tim Kee, John-Williams said: “Yes, I know we are heavily dependent right now on the Government of T&T for some sort of support and we want to thank them for that support”.

In responding to a request from Minister Smith that associations and local sporting bodies must present requests for funding in atimely fashion, the president responded: “It’s no secret that the earlier you book your goods and services its the cheaper. I want to assure the Minister that under my watch things are going to change.

In closing, John-Williams said his new T&TFA executive would have its first meeting on Wednesday December 16, of which all stakeholders will be informed of what is happening, while a road map for T&T football had also been produced and was available for scrutiny on the association’s website.

(http://www.trinidadexpress.com/storyimage/TT/20151209/LOCAL/151209519/AR/0/AR-151209519.jpg)
UNITED: Minister of Sport Darryl Smith, centre, joins hands with Michael Phillips, left, new chairman of SPORTT, and David John-Williams, new TTFA president, at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs yesterday. —Photo: Ayanna Kinsale

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 10, 2015, 08:23:51 AM
Quote
Last year, the T&TFA had its granting of the fund halted by FIFA for failing to maintain proper financial records and the cash strapped federation has to be dependent on the local Government as well as co-operate T&T to assist in the conducting of its financial affairs.

This paragraph sums up The Guardian in a nutshell. Inaccurate facts and poor grammar and spelling. Piss poor journalism.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 10, 2015, 02:08:28 PM
so whats really going on now, before man was preaching the books was in order and last govt was playing games... but from what I ma reading that doesnt seem to be the case..

interesting
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: vb on December 10, 2015, 04:50:54 PM
This man has a great mind for football administration.

But if we have regulations that disallow a club owner from being TTFF Pres., it shows how much of a bananna repulbic we really are.

Not one person in the football fraternity has brought this up.

From JW and Sancho in football to Buxo Potts in Boxing we jus cah fokking learn.

Reaching for my popcorn. 
VB
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: kounty on December 11, 2015, 10:51:49 AM
God's speed DJW! We know you inherited an almost complete administrative mess. Dig deep and sacrifice your own ego and friendships, and do the right for the long term happiness of every Trinbagonian on the planet. If you remain blameless in this regard your legacy in T&T football is assured.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 11, 2015, 11:07:08 AM
This man has a great mind for football administration.

But if we have regulations that disallow a club owner from being TTFF Pres., it shows how much of a bananna repulbic we really are.

Not one person in the football fraternity has brought this up.

From JW and Sancho in football to Buxo Potts in Boxing we jus cah fokking learn.

Reaching for my popcorn. 
VB

The opposite would be true.  While there are no "regulations" prohibiting someone from simultaneously owning a club and being TTFA President, there should be.  The issue of conflicts of interest are apparent for all to see.  Nowhere in any well-run football Association/Federation do you see this conflict existing, but we're the banana republic?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: coache on December 12, 2015, 09:45:44 PM
...so much picture dey takin...dem camera have flim?
Title: John-Williams deadline: TTFA financial accounts by mid-February
Post by: Tallman on January 01, 2016, 03:38:56 PM
John-Williams deadline: TTFA financial accounts by mid-February
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


Newly appointed Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TT FA) president, David John-Williams, has given his executive a deadline of February 15 to ensure that all audited financial statements from the preceding year are completed and ready for presentation at the FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, 11 days later.

This comes following a decision by the sport’s governing body to freeze TT ’s annual US$250,000 (approximately TT $1.6 million) Football Assistance Programme (FAP) allocation back in August under the leadership of former president Raymond Tim Kee and general secretary Sheldon Phillips.

FIFA releases just over this amount annually to its member associations under the FAP.

However, this funding only becomes available for use when members present their updated financial accounts. The inability to get hold of these funds now also delays the process of receiving the allotted amount in 2016.

Speaking at a special celebratory function on his presidential election hosted by Mayor of Point Fortin, Cylde Paul, at the Clifton Hill Beach Resort on Wednesday, John-Williams stressed on the importance of properly balancing and auditing TT FA’s accounts to present at the February 26 Congress Meeting.

“FIFA has withheld some of the funding which was due for us for 2015,” said the W-Connection owner. “These monies were kept back by the governing body because we did not comply with their regulation which is providing our audited financial statements. We have, I believe, a couple hundred thousand US dollars just sitting there from 2015. And because of this, we now cannot access the FAP funding for 2016, which is another US$250,000, if we don’t produce our audited financial statements. And this is one of our first tasks that we have to do (as a new executive).

Once we can do this, we will be slowly easing ourselves from the financial burden that we have found ourselves in.” John-Williams, who completed just one month in office on Wednesday, has hit the ground running currently preparing the national senior men’s team for their Copa America Centenario playoff against Haiti on January 8 in Panama City. The squad completed the their third training session at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella yesterday but did so without the likes of rising star Keron “Ball Pest” Cummings, who was given an approximate recovery period of ten months, following an incident on Sunday when he was shot on his right leg.

Cummings has been one of TT ’s brightest prospects within recent times and has now been forcibly pushed to the sideline until an optimistic October 2016. He will miss out on several key games such as the Copa America play-off, World Cup qualifiers and other major tournaments within the region, including the TT ProLeague, where he plies his trade with North East Stars.

On this note, John-Williams revealed that the sport’s local fraternity will in fact assist Cummings during his recovery process.

“We have definite plans of helping the young man through this time,” he explained. “We will try to assist him with his therapy in some way. He was thankfully able to undergo a successful surgery on Wednesday and is a professional footballer employed with North East Stars and I would expect that they would also render assistance to him. He is going through a difficult time now but we are very thankful that he was not paralysed or dead. I just want to tell him that the strength of a man is not really when he is down but is when he gets up from being down. He has the support of his teammates and they are rallying around him. The team has dedicated the Copa Caribe game against Haiti to him and it will be tremendous for us to win that game.”
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on January 06, 2016, 04:25:54 AM
John-Williams’ TTFA presidency celebrated by Point Fortin
By JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH (NEWSDAY).


DAVID JOHN-WILLIAMS, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), was paid a special tribute on his appointment as head of the sport’s governing body by Mayor of Point Fortin Clyde Paul and other exemplars of the Borough at the Clifton Hill Beach Resort on Wednesday.

Attending the celebratory function was alderman Paul, MP for Point Fortin and Minister of National Security retired major general Edmund Dillon, MP for La Brea and Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Nicole Olivierre, councillors of the Point Fortin Borough Council and members of the John-Williams family inclusive of the 96-yearold patriarch, Lewis.

The newly appointed president, a deeply rooted son of the South Western peninsula, went on to deliver a highly emotional speech on his journey to the top of TT’s football administration. Also wearing the hats of president and chief executive officer of top TT Pro League club W Connection, John Williams was humbled by the recognition paid to him on his recent works within the local football circuit.

“Not in my wildest dreams I would have seen myself as president of the TTFA,” he said. “But for some reason, when I reflect on my life, it seems that I was being prepared for this.” The astute businessman opted to take a stroll down memory lane by highlighting some of the events throughout his life in Point Fortin which played instrumental roles in developing him as an avid fan of the sport and eventual administrator.

John-Williams reflected on paying a price of 10 cents to enter Mahaica Oval to watch fellow southerners and former national senior footballers such as Monty Douglas, Salim Mohammed, Warren Archibald and Leroy De Leon play. He reminisced on his time at Point Fortin Intermediate RC Primary School, Naparima College and his stints with Point Fortin Civic Centre cricket and athletic teams, who according to him had some form of input towards his trek to TTFA presidency.

“I just want to say thank you to my family and to my dad especially,” he added. “When I was running for office, I said maybe it was written in the stars. The TTFA was formed on July 23, 1908. I was born on July 23 1962.

The election was held on November 29, 2015, and that day my dad turned 96 years old. I missed his celebration however, generally I am a very emotional person, but this one (TTFA victory) was for dad. Thank you very much Point Fortin family and I will take this to my grave.” In Paul’s address, he credited John-Williams’ commitment to the cause and his lengthy years of business and sporting experience both on the local and international stage.

He however, used this opportunity to make a few suggestions to the president on football development within the Point Fortin area.

“In the coming days there will be new beginnings and transformations and will be on the minds and tongues of many,” he said. “We have the right man for the job of TTFA presidency. We are now lobbying to make the abandoned Forest Reserve Football Grounds, better known as The Acre, the National Football Training Centre; all of our national teams would be able to focus on their task ahead.

Mr president this facility is wasting away. It is owned by Petrotrin but is ideal for the purpose I have stated and I see it as a revival of football in this south west.” Paul also issued a gentle reminder to John-Williams towards the implementation of the Mahaica Oval pavilion.

He also asked all those present to ensure that he gets the chance to sit and watch a game at the Mahaica Oval before his term of office comes to an end.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on January 06, 2016, 08:36:10 AM
The reporter says that DJW is the chief exec officer for Connection. But did he not pass this position over to his daughter. Correct me!?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 06, 2016, 08:40:21 AM
The reporter says that DJW is the chief exec officer for Connection. But did he not pass this position over to his daughter. Correct me!?

Yes !!!!

Nothing should surprise you when it comes to mistakes from the T&T dailies.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 07, 2016, 04:43:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/IdByFTqQZV8
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 16, 2016, 05:13:50 AM
TTFA President sets early targets for 2016.
TTFF Media.


John-Williams says six points in March will be ideal for ‘Soca Warriors’

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association President David John-Williams is hoping the “”Soca Warriors” can acquire a maximum six points in its next two 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches against St Vincent/Grenadines on March 25th and 29th. This he says is his New Year’s Wish.

“The Copa Centenario is history. It’s a big blow. We have to take the punch and right now the immediate goal is the two games against St Vincent/Grenadines. We must target six points. Six points are not guaranteed but we must target. I am hoping we can get six points against St Vincent and the United States gets six points against Guatemala and we can start planning for the Hex. That is my New Year’s wish,” John-Williams said.

The TTFA President has already met with T&T Head Coach Stephen Hart to begin planning the preparation for the two matches which will be held in St Vincent on March 25th and at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on March 29th. Six points in both matches will push T&T to ten points in four matches with two remaining games at home to Guatemala and away to the United States in September. The top two teams from the group will advance to the CONCACAF Final round of six teams from which the top three will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the fourth place team meeting the fifth best placed team from Asia in the intercontinental playoff.

John-Williams said that inspite of the recession period, he was committed to pushing on with the business of Trinidad and Tobago football as he sees it a potential shining light for the country.

“Of course it’s a headache (financial challenges) but you live in hope. You try to do things that are very important, things to change that situation. It was disappointing that we did not get into the Copa Centenario. It would have been a good financial boost for the FA. But we live and we learn.

“We are still on target to complete our financial statements for February so we can probably access funding from FIFA. It is very critical for us to do our financial statements to show corporate Trinidad and Tobago that we are serious about what we do and that they can come back on board,” he said.

“Yes we are in a recessionary time but I think football is a very important year for us. Football can be the thing that gives the nation hope. We all saw what happened in 2006 and I hope that history can repeat itself. I thin it’s very important that we get into the ‘Hex” and if we can get into it by March 29th it can mean a lot for us as it will give us at least six to seven months planning going into the Hex and that can be a tremendous boost,” John-Williams stated.

He went on to add that the current TTFA administration which includes three newly elected Vice Presidents in Ewing Davis, Joanne Salazar and Alan Warner as well as a new board of directors, will be fully committed to serving in the best interest of Trinidad and Tobago football.

“I just want to tell the public that we are a new administration I haven’t taken up this job to try and fail or feel sorry for myself. There will be challenges. At the end of the day I am President of all football in Trinidad and Tobago. Not everybody will agree with what this administration does but I can assure them is it will be in the interest of Trinidad and Tobago football.

John Williams also spoke more on the dismissal of Randy Waldrum as T&T women’s head coach. Richard Hood was named as the new coach on Wednesday.

“I did approach Randy because people asked me to talk to him. I told him we were on some tight deadlines and we agreed on certain dates for some proposals that didn’t happen. And we as an administration was under some pressure to deal with it and we dealt with it,” John-Williams said.

He touched on one of the reasons being that Waldrum was not  based full-time in the country.

“If I were to tell the current Soca Warriors that Stephen Hart is coaching in Bahrain and is going to come here every twenty days when there is a World Cup qualifier, the public will want to crucify me for it. Why should I do the women the same thing and this is exactly what was happening. You can’t sit in Houston and pick a team for my Trinidad and Tobago. The public needs to understand that.

“While Randy has been doing a tremendous job, I think we want to go in a more positive direction and ensure the women get the attention that they need. Yes he is a very good coach, he has done a tremendous job but I think I want a greater commitment and greater full time responsibility for the national women’s team because we have a good group of women. We have to also take into consideration the finances of the TTFA.”

John-Williams added that Waldrum would not have been available to the team for the two warm-up games against Costa Rica on January 25th and 27th.

The TTFA President is currently in Antigua as the CFU Member Associations gather for a General Meeting in a weekend that opens on Friday with a cocktail reception to be hosted by the Hon. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne. The general meeting will be held during the day on Saturday. Between Saturday and Monday morning, the CFU delegates will hear from FIFA presidential candidates Jérôme Champagne, HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein, and Gianni Infantino, three of the five candidates who accepted the invitation to present their programs and answer questions posed by CFU Member Associations.

The Draw for the 2016 Men’s Caribbean Cup will also be held on Saturday morning at the Jolly Beach Resort & Spa.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Errol on January 16, 2016, 10:00:14 AM
John-Williams have a valid point about Waldrum.

I am glad he came out and say it.

It's always nice to get updates from the FA frequently, not like under Tim Kee's era.

They obviously don't have the money to hire him full time and bring him down and it's impossible to have a coach coach from Houston.

Jamaal Shabaaz coached Guyana from a laptop once because he couldn't enter the US.

Its always better to have your coach present.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on January 16, 2016, 12:34:03 PM
My only hope is the coach that replaced Waldrum will continue in a progressive route for the Women team. In recent games we see our Women team regressing.
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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on January 16, 2016, 03:32:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/2DsgTQJ-2ZA
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 19, 2016, 04:01:05 PM
'Legends' reacts to new TTFA leadership.
TTFA Media.


As several of Trinidad and Tobago’s football stalwarts and legends gathered on Saturday for the 50th Anniversary Awards ceremony of the Secondary Schools Football League at the Naparima College, several of them expressed a positive outlook on the new leadership of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.

David John-Williams was elected as the new President of the TTFA on November 29th and has been leading a new executive which includes Vice Presidents Ewing Davis, Joanne Salazar and Alan Warner as well as a new TTFA Board of Directors. A new technical committee was also announced last week chaired by Former National player and TT Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene.

Former T&T standout Leroy DeLeon, after being named as the Secondary Schools Football League best player in its 50 years, took the opportunity on Saturday to shares his views on the way forward under John-Williams.

“I think he’s on the right track. We’ve already had a few talks. We sat and had a nice conversation and from what he’s saying, his head is in the right direction. Again funding is going the make his thoughts and ideas be realized. I will help him as much as I can as. I have more time for football . I don’t want to coach. I want to sit down and watch a good football game and wear my national colours proudly ,” DeLeon told TTFA Media.

Former Trinidad and Tobago Under 20 midfield standout Anthony Sherwood, who was honoured as one of the legends of the 1990s, added: “I pay very close attention to the development that is happening in the game. I wish the new administration the very best. The task is an enormous one. Hopefully the new administration can be the catalyst for the change that everybody wants to see. Football is very important to all of us and I’d love to see a time where we can experience the joy of the years gone by.”

Another former St Benedict’s College standout and ex-national player, Wilfred Cave, said he hoped to see more emphasis on youth development.

“Point Fortin is a sporting community and he’s from there, my hometown and I know that John has sport in his heart. I have had a few conversations with him and I know he’s going to do well. He has Trinidad and Tobago on high priority and I know our football is going to grow from here,” said Cave.

“I personally feel we have the knowledge here with our coaches. But we need to be more consistent with our programs and have more continuity especially with the youth development programs.”

Nigel Grosvenor, the head coach of St Anthony’s College who has led the team to several national titles, said John Williams’ strong passion for the game would be essential for the governance and development of local football.

“It’s always good to accept change. David is a businessman and I always felt that we needed a businessman to run the TTFA and I’m looking forward to it. Some people say he’s hard but sometimes it takes that to go forward. Football is his life and that’s what we need now,” Grosvenor said.

Former Strike Squad member Leonson Lewis recalled his days as a player with Naparima College in early 80s when “Naps’ lost to St Augustine in the Intercol Final at the National Stadium. John-Williams was the manager of the Naparima team then.

“He always gives a lot to football and for football. I thought it was important for us to have someone who is really involved in football,”Lewis said.

“He may not have a lot to do with the senior team because that team seems to be doing well and is in good hands under Stephen Hart. But as far as youth development goes, I know he will place a lot of focus on that and he will strengthen the youth system in local football,” Lewis continued.

“It’s funny that David John-Williams is the President of the TTFA now because when I first went to Naparima College he was the man that bought me my first pair of football boots. He was the manager/sponsor of the team and whatever the boys needed, David would get it whether it be the cooler of drinks or anything else. When I left school and went to Portugal and then came back, he was the man who called me to W Connection to start playing again and then I went straight into coaching under Stuart Charles Fevrier. I am very glad to see that we have somebody like him in charge of football now,” Lewis said.

Video: - 'Legends' reacts to new TTFA leadership (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWK47a51QVs)

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sam on January 20, 2016, 10:00:07 AM
David John Williams is a f00cking waste.

Imagine, he hire Shabaaz and he wife to run T&T women team.

 :rotfl: :rotfl:

He better pay de players because shit does roll down hill.

This guy is a millionaire and he just looking to benefit from T&T football.

Look at the people he is hiring.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on January 27, 2016, 06:31:14 PM


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TTFA President David John-Williams says T&T Senior Women's Team will leave for Houston on Sunday. He comments the Futsal team on their qualification for the playoff and adds that the new administration is settling in. - TTFA Media TV

https://www.youtube.com/v/2qfDG8AQ9mo
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on February 02, 2016, 10:36:48 PM
TTFA boss: Association not affected by funding cut.
By Sean Taylor (Express).


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) will not be directly affected by the recent decision by FIFA to cut funding to the CONMEBOL and CONCACAF confederations respectively according to president David John-Williams.

The governing body for world football cut funding to both confederations in an announcement on Monday, due to a spate of corruption allegations which culminated in last year’s scandal which saw 41 individuals and entities charged in the US on a variety of graft-related offences.

John-Williams told the Express yesterday that the TTFA does not fall under that funding umbrella. “COMNEBOL and CONCACAF are confederations and we don’t receive funding from them,” he said. “We receive our funding from FIFA and our funding has been cut because we have not been compliant, and that’s what we’re working on. So, it does not affect the TTFA directly, they are confederations and FIFA have a separate funding for confederations as opposed to the national associations.”

Title: CFU: DJW’s unilateral support for Infantino weakens Caribbean football
Post by: SWF Reporter on February 03, 2016, 06:57:33 AM
CFU: DJW’s unilateral support for Infantino weakens Caribbean football.
By Lasana Liburd (wired868).


Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick said he was surprised by Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams’ decision to give his support to UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino for the FIFA presidential elections on February 26.

Infantino is one of five candidates for the FIFA presidency along with: the Jordan Football Association president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, ex-FIFA executive Jerome Champagne, Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa and former South Africa government minister and businessman Tokyo Sexwale.

Former Trinidad and Tobago football captain David Nakhid had also contested the post but FIFA controversially declared his nomination to be invalid.

John-Williams told the TTFA Media that he was impressed by Infantino’s promise to help develop football facilities in the region, increase the FAP grant and provide increased technical support for coaching.

However, Derrick said the Caribbean decided, two weeks ago, to have a second meeting before, hopefully, deciding upon a preferred candidate. Only three of the five candidates, Infantino, Prince Ali and Champagne, attended the CFU meeting last month in Antigua.

“I was a bit surprised (with the TTFA’s endorsement,” Derrick told Wired868. “The idea was we are supposed to get together on the 12th of February in Miami where some candidates would be presenting themselves again. And we will then decide on who we support…

“In our discussions, the overtones from the meeting was we would discuss as a group, although there was no directive given.”

Apart from Trinidad and Tobago, the Grenada Football Association (GFA), which previously backed disgraced former UEFA president and presidential candidate Michel Platini, is the only Caribbean nation to declare its hand.

Grenada also supports Infantino.

Infantino, a 45 year old lawyer with joint Swiss and Italian nationality, has won support on the mainland too where all seven UNCAF (Central American Football Union) members—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Belize and Nicaragua—declared its support for the UEFA General Secretary as a bloc.

Derrick suggested that the Caribbean’s failure to similarly make collective decisions and harness the strength of its 25 votes is harmful to the region’s future.

“I always said when we make decisions collectively we are stronger,” said Derrick, “and we have to make our decisions in unity to get what we want for our region. If we divide and split among ourselves our bargaining power is diminished…

“I cannot force anyone to select a candidate against their will. But at least we would have decided together.”

Still, Derrick conceded that he would have to understand if John-Williams was pressed by the TTFA board of directors into selecting Infantino.

“Each association is responsible to its own members and constituents,” said the CFU president, “and, if they are pushed by their constituents, they might have to respond in that way.

“I don’t know if it is they were pushed. But maybe that was the case.”

So was John-Williams’ choice for FIFA president done through consultation with the TTFA board? Or did the former W Connection president publicly bind his 12-member board to a unilateral decision?

Three TTFA board members, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they were not invited to any meeting to discuss the football body’s choice as FIFA president and are unsure as to whether there was any such dialogue.

All three board members said they heard about the TTFA’s endorsement of Infantino in the media.

The TTFA release on its choice of Infantino did not suggest a group meeting or that the UEFA official met anyone in Trinidad but the local football president.

John-Williams, who initially promised a consultative approach to his presidency, did not respond to Wired868’s enquiry as to why he chose to declare his support for Infantino before formal discussions with the CFU and whether his choice was shared with and ratified by the TTFA board.

Derrick declined comment on a Reuter report, which claimed that FIFA has decided to withhold funding to CONCACAF and CONMEBOL until both bodies were able to give unspecified “assurances” on how developmental money will be spent.

“We can confirm that in light of current proceedings involving individuals related to CONMEBOL and CONCACAF,” a FIFA spokesperson told Reuters, “FIFA has put contributions towards these two Confederations on hold until further notice.

“We are currently assessing further steps to be taken to increase the level of assurance which may again enable FIFA to release such funds in the future.”

Derrick said the CFU will cross that bridge when it gets to it.

“I saw it in a blog today,” said Derrick, “and I cannot speak until there is an official communique.”

So far, FIFA has not declared any intention to penalise specific confederations for corruption while ongoing United States Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations unearthed wrongdoing beyond the Americas with officials and football bodies in Europe, Africa and Asia also being fingered.

RELATED NEWS

TTFA President meets with FIFA Presidential candidate Infantino…
expresses support for UEFA General Sec.
TTFA Media.


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association President David John-Williams today met with FIFA Presidential candidate Gianni Infantino in Port of Spain.

Infantino, who has been the General Secretary of UEFA since 2009, is a Swiss football administrator of Italian origin.

John-Williams expressed support for Infantino, stating that he was impressed with several areas of his campaign and his commitment towards the development of the game in the region.

“We know the FIFA Presidential campaign is right around the corner. We heard presentations from the various candidates in Antigua. We had some important discussions with Mr Infantino today and we feel that his presentation, from among all the candidates, is the one that can help Caribbean football,” John-Williams told TTFA Media after meeting with Infantino on Wednesday.

“Many people know that I come from a very strong football background. What is important to us here is the development of the game and his presentation seems most appropriate,” John-Williams added.

Infantino stated that he would be focusing heavily on promoting the development of the game in the Caribbean region, saying that the support for him from Trinidad and Tobago was extremely important.

“It is a great pleasure and honour to be here and I am very grateful to the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association for the discussion that we had,” Infantino said.

“ It was very inspiring. He is a football man, I am a football man and we can talk football development. That is why I think the chemistry immediately worked. For me to receive this support here is very important in my going forward to the FIFA candidacy,” the multi-lingual lawyer said.

“I can bring a lot to this region, to this part of the world. I have seen many presidents who are committed to the game and organizing football, sometimes in difficult circumstances and we have to help. We have to ensure that our heart, which is beating for football, can continue to beat for everyone in the region. That is why I am also very happy to be here to continue working in a great partnership together for the future of football,” Infantino stated.

John-Wiliams continued: “One of the strengths that I see in Gianni’s candidacy is that if he becomes FIFA President, he does not only have the support of FIFA but he will also have the support of UEFA. I think that is something that is weighing heavily in his favour. From where we sit I think UEFA will bring a lot of technical support for the region.

“I was remarking today is what I was impressed is that the smaller nations in Europe are now participating in the European champions League and the Europa League and I think it is instructive to note that this is happening under his watch as general secretary,” the TTFA boss added.

John Williams went on to say that he was impressed by the plans of Infantino to increase the FIFA Assistance Program (FAP) funding, the commitment to develop facilities in countries that need it and additional commitment to technical support.

Since his appointment as UEFA General Secretary, Infantino has been part of a leadership team which has helped to further strengthen both national team and club football in Europe, and UEFA’s role as a respected and credible international governing body.

This week, the Central American Football Union (Uncaf), which has seven votes in the Fifa presidential election on 26 February, also announced its support for Infantino earlier this week.

Infantino is one of the frontrunners in the race to replace Sepp Blatter. The presidents of the seven national federations in the Uncaf region, which is part of the Concacaf confederation, expressed their support for Infantino in a letter on Monday.

The statement was signed by the presidents of the Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Belize and Nicaragua federations, along with the Uncaf president, Rafael Tinocco.

Video: - FIFA Presidential Candidate Infantino meets with TTFA President (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVEHIVti1xs)

Title: Re: CFU: DJW’s unilateral support for Infantino weakens Caribbean football
Post by: Insider on February 03, 2016, 07:07:38 AM
Like someone pointed out one the forum somewhere, he's probably benefiting in some way, maybe you can expect to see some W Connection players trial in Europe soon?

DJW better be careful, because some of his own staff and people he trust in is cutting him up behind his back and then denying it in his face.

I ain't calling names no more because I tried to give him a heads up and my post was removed.

Some people have to burn to learn.

DJW should not get into politics in the open because if Infantino losses it could mean bad business for us.

Title: Re: CFU: DJW’s unilateral support for Infantino weakens Caribbean football
Post by: Mose on February 03, 2016, 12:23:51 PM
This makes it sound like DJW's in over his head. For our sake I hope that's not the case.
Title: Why is it SO QUIET at the TTFA?
Post by: Banter Banton on March 07, 2016, 12:31:25 PM
Since DJW has been elected president the silence from the TTFA is evident.

On one hand it's good that they are not negatively featured in the media but on the other hand I thought we would have seen and heard more from this regime.

Before the elections we saw an aggressive marketing campaign with alot of good stuff from the Venezuelan guys they hired to push the marketing. Why has that completely dwindled ?

Also we have a window in June to play 2 vital friendlies. It's the only window available between March qualifiers and September qualifiers....I really hope DJW and his staff are lining up 2 acceptable friendlies for Stephen Hart and his squad.

This is a vital year, a make or break year.

Very let down so far by the silence. I thought they would have encouraged fan participation and also continue the marketing campaign with full force. All the buzz around the team is fading.

Lastly, I really hope our game away to SVG will be LIVE on National Television. It would be totally unacceptable in 2016 that the fans can't see a WCQ live from the comfort of their homes.

Let's hear something TTFA ! Anyone out there? Anyone ??
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: Flex on March 07, 2016, 01:41:13 PM
Funny you said this.

I send him a mail since yesterday querying about a possible game vs Grenada (that asylumseeker mentioned) and he seems to be ignoring my email? normally he use to reply right back especially if he needed news or a video posted/published. I remember before election he use to send out a few news for us to push out for him

I to would be really happy to hear a little more from them about their plans for the upcoming games and possible future ones.

Maybe he is busy planning games for the summer??

I guess, we'll see.

Being the TTFA president can be challenging and I understand he's probably having a hard time cleaning up the mess?

Good luck to him and his staff.

Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: Insider on March 07, 2016, 03:56:46 PM
I spoke to one of his friends over the weekend, off course I can't call names anymore.

They told me he is upset with the attack he and his staff gets from SWO.

I am assuming this is the reason why he is ignoring you Flex.

You guys keep doing what you do in a decent way, DJW wants to tie everyone's tongue and SWO being a separate entity that he can't control makes his more upset.

They also told me, that after the both upcoming games that they will announce their plans for summer.

Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: Preacher on March 07, 2016, 06:30:52 PM
Well Flex, damned if you do damned if you don't.  I hope Insider is wrong.  :)
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: socalion on March 07, 2016, 08:20:28 PM
I spoke to one of his friends over the weekend, off course I can't call names anymore.

They told me he is upset with the attack he and his staff gets from SWO.

I am assuming this is the reason why he is ignoring you Flex.

You guys keep doing what you do in a decent way, DJW wants to tie everyone's tongue and SWO being a separate entity that he can't control makes his more upset.

They also told me, that after the both upcoming games that they will announce their plans for summer.


If  in fact >> DJW<<< is supposedly annoyed  by what he  considers an attack  on his current regime by forum members , then so be it ,  as mentioned before he is not exempt , as was those before him . DJW  knew very well the moment he chose to run for the Presidency  of the TTFA  . it should come as no surprise he'll be under immediate  scrutiny ..   why the silence mr president ?
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: Deeks on March 07, 2016, 08:50:54 PM
Anybody knows who managing this site? www.ttfootballhistory.com. Cyah get it.
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: Tobago28 on March 07, 2016, 09:44:49 PM
Actually, I am quiet grateful for the silence. DJW and the new Board were out in front of too many issues early in an unprepared and unprofessional manner. Having been elected for less than 5 months, they needed to close ranks, get the house in order, evaluate staff, review serious budgets and stop making so many foolish comments in the media. I think(hope) DJW, the Board and our football will be better from this silence.

Our sports administrators need to walk quietly and carry a big stick, too often they are pompous and arrogant with out delivering the final product.

Let the press officer make announcements, put the General Secretary to answer questions. Why do we need to hear from the President? I think we create part of the problem by wanting to hear from the President then blaming him when he says nonsense or doesn't have a plan. Let him stay quiet until July, after FIFA money come in, when the audits done, and we have a plan in place.
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: Flex on March 08, 2016, 03:18:05 AM
Anybody knows who managing this site? www.ttfootballhistory.com. Cyah get it.

E-man !!

Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: Sam on March 08, 2016, 07:40:29 AM
Well, if he was doing good, he woulda get props, simple like that, look I didn't like Tim Kee, but I now seeing how good he did with the little he had and at least he or Sheldon was making themselves available to fans and media and they was improving on other stuff to and we was playing more games.

But now this Clown came on and feel he doh have to say nothing to the fans and he staff and players have to be silent because they have to listen to him.

Even Hartie look like he fraid to talk, this kinda pressure is not good to work under.

If he try he best and do good, I will be de first to congratulate him, but I doh stand for shit especially from people who head bigger than they game.

Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: Tallman on March 08, 2016, 09:40:35 AM
Part of this is also the media's fault. They should be seeking out information from the TTFA, rather than being passive and just waiting for press releases.
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: Banter Banton on March 08, 2016, 09:45:28 AM
Actually, I am quiet grateful for the silence. DJW and the new Board were out in front of too many issues early in an unprepared and unprofessional manner. Having been elected for less than 5 months, they needed to close ranks, get the house in order, evaluate staff, review serious budgets and stop making so many foolish comments in the media. I think(hope) DJW, the Board and our football will be better from this silence.

Our sports administrators need to walk quietly and carry a big stick, too often they are pompous and arrogant with out delivering the final product.

Let the press officer make announcements, put the General Secretary to answer questions. Why do we need to hear from the President? I think we create part of the problem by wanting to hear from the President then blaming him when he says nonsense or doesn't have a plan. Let him stay quiet until July, after FIFA money come in, when the audits done, and we have a plan in place.

This post was not meant to question DJW's silence but the TTFA on a whole.

I think we all expected to see more done through the social media pages or press releases. Where is the community work? the marketing campaign? the planned friendlies? news on youth teams ?

Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at that TTFA?
Post by: Banter Banton on March 08, 2016, 09:47:02 AM
Part of this is also the media's fault. They should be seeking out information from the TTFA, rather than being passive and just waiting for press releases.

Agreed, not seeing enough from those who were obsessed with the Tim Kee regime.

The media have to play their part
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at the TTFA?
Post by: maxg on March 08, 2016, 03:41:07 PM
Lent...nobody meeting for drinks I guess...  just kiddin
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at the TTFA?
Post by: royal on March 08, 2016, 06:35:04 PM
We playing Uruguay on 27th May in Montevideo
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at the TTFA?
Post by: 100% Barataria on March 08, 2016, 06:37:46 PM
Fuh real? Biter, Godin, Cavani and company? Look ting
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at the TTFA?
Post by: Tobago28 on March 08, 2016, 10:07:03 PM
Keep quiet DJW, just produce, produce, produce. Keep the announcements coming, first Grenada then Uruguay. Once we pick up these two victories and secure the six points do not give any interviews.

By the end of the month announce U20 and U17 plans but do not give any interviews and do not comment in the media. Keep working, working, working until we so excited we running you down for comments.

For once let us have a President and General Secretary that allows the PRODUCT... the players, the coaches and the fans to be the center of attention.
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at the TTFA?
Post by: weary1969 on March 09, 2016, 11:18:30 AM
Well Flex, damned if you do damned if you don't.  I hope Insider is wrong.  :)

Is only God eh get pong on this forum. So if that is his problem he has a huge problem that cannot and will neva be fixed. So put on yuh big boy draws and deal with it.
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at the TTFA?
Post by: Quags on March 10, 2016, 09:53:53 AM
Well Flex, damned if you do damned if you don't.  I hope Insider is wrong.  :)

Is only God eh get pong on this forum. So if that is his problem he has a huge problem that cannot and will neva be fixed. So put on yuh big boy draws and deal with it.
You forget the God vs True Trini battles oh what .
Title: Re: Why is it SO QUIET at the TTFA?
Post by: weary1969 on March 10, 2016, 11:00:26 AM
Well Flex, damned if you do damned if you don't.  I hope Insider is wrong.  :)

Is only God eh get pong on this forum. So if that is his problem he has a huge problem that cannot and will neva be fixed. So put on yuh big boy draws and deal with it.
You forget the God vs True Trini battles oh what .

Well DJW eh have a prayer.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: royal on March 12, 2016, 06:15:20 AM
John-Williams fails to honour director’s contract


The T&T Football Association (TTFA), under new president David John-Williams, is facing another legal battle for money owed to one of its employees.

Sources say the John-Williams administration has failed to honour the contract of Kendal Walkes, the association’s director of football, who has not been paid since the new president assumed office on November 30.

Walkes, who coached at West Chester University in the United States for 25 years and was a key component in the US Olympic Development Programme, and his family were uprooted from their United States base, and brought to Trinidad under the Raymond Tim Kee administration to take up his position.

The deal included a housing allowance and an attractive monthly salary, along with  other perks. Sources say Walkes’ presence in the TTFA has not met the approval of John-Williams.

“The president disagreed with almost everything in the contract,” one source said.

Walkes and his legal representatives Andre Lord and Melissa Roberts-John met with members of the TTFA, including John-Williams, his vice presidents Joanne Salazar and Ewing Davis and its legal team at the TTFA office at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, last week.

Walkes’ concerns were heard and discussed and the TTFA promised a response by Tuesday. 

Up to yesterday, Walkes had no communication from the TTFA. “Walkes and his team feel the TTFA is not interested in settling the matter. They have decided to settle it in the court,” the source explained.

Apart from legal proceedings, it is understood Walkes’ team has also written to the general secretaries of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Federations (CONCACAF) and FIFA, the world governing body for football.

  The Guardian was told John-Williams appears interested in bringing in his own technical director and is therefore unwilling to accept Walkes. “John-Williams has his own way of doing things, which quite frankly is beginning to worry some of the very people who put him in office. It seems to be his way or the highway,” said the source.

“He has to start seeing the TTFA as a national association and not a club, this is not W Connection, this is Trinidad and Tobago football, and people are starting to think they made a mistake.”

Walkes took over from Anton Corneal who served the football association as technical director, assistant coach and youth development officer for almost six years, before he voluntarily retired over difficulty in receiving monies owed to him.

He has since filed legal action against the TTFA for $3.5 million. Apart from Corneal, ex-national midfielder Russell Latapy and Dutch coach Wim Rijsbergen have also sued the football federation over unpaid salaries.

Attempts to reach Walkes yesterday proved futile but John-Williams when contacted said he had no comment.

“I feel the one you should contact is Kendal Walkes and I will not be responding to anything he says either. My comment will come in the fullness of time.”

WALTER ALIBEY
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: royal on March 12, 2016, 06:16:25 AM
John-Williams fails to honour director’s contract

The T&T Football Association (TTFA), under new president David John-Williams, is facing another legal battle for money owed to one of its employees.

Sources say the John-Williams administration has failed to honour the contract of Kendal Walkes, the association’s director of football, who has not been paid since the new president assumed office on November 30.

Walkes, who coached at West Chester University in the United States for 25 years and was a key component in the US Olympic Development Programme, and his family were uprooted from their United States base, and brought to Trinidad under the Raymond Tim Kee administration to take up his position.

The deal included a housing allowance and an attractive monthly salary, along with  other perks. Sources say Walkes’ presence in the TTFA has not met the approval of John-Williams.

“The president disagreed with almost everything in the contract,” one source said.

Walkes and his legal representatives Andre Lord and Melissa Roberts-John met with members of the TTFA, including John-Williams, his vice presidents Joanne Salazar and Ewing Davis and its legal team at the TTFA office at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, last week.

Walkes’ concerns were heard and discussed and the TTFA promised a response by Tuesday. 

Up to yesterday, Walkes had no communication from the TTFA. “Walkes and his team feel the TTFA is not interested in settling the matter. They have decided to settle it in the court,” the source explained.

Apart from legal proceedings, it is understood Walkes’ team has also written to the general secretaries of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Federations (CONCACAF) and FIFA, the world governing body for football.

  The Guardian was told John-Williams appears interested in bringing in his own technical director and is therefore unwilling to accept Walkes. “John-Williams has his own way of doing things, which quite frankly is beginning to worry some of the very people who put him in office. It seems to be his way or the highway,” said the source.

“He has to start seeing the TTFA as a national association and not a club, this is not W Connection, this is Trinidad and Tobago football, and people are starting to think they made a mistake.”

Walkes took over from Anton Corneal who served the football association as technical director, assistant coach and youth development officer for almost six years, before he voluntarily retired over difficulty in receiving monies owed to him.

He has since filed legal action against the TTFA for $3.5 million. Apart from Corneal, ex-national midfielder Russell Latapy and Dutch coach Wim Rijsbergen have also sued the football federation over unpaid salaries.

Attempts to reach Walkes yesterday proved futile but John-Williams when contacted said he had no comment.

“I feel the one you should contact is Kendal Walkes and I will not be responding to anything he says either. My comment will come in the fullness of time.”

WALTER ALIBEY
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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: royal on March 12, 2016, 06:16:51 AM

John-Williams fails to honour director’s contract

The T&T Football Association (TTFA), under new president David John-Williams, is facing another legal battle for money owed to one of its employees.

Sources say the John-Williams administration has failed to honour the contract of Kendal Walkes, the association’s director of football, who has not been paid since the new president assumed office on November 30.

Walkes, who coached at West Chester University in the United States for 25 years and was a key component in the US Olympic Development Programme, and his family were uprooted from their United States base, and brought to Trinidad under the Raymond Tim Kee administration to take up his position.

The deal included a housing allowance and an attractive monthly salary, along with  other perks. Sources say Walkes’ presence in the TTFA has not met the approval of John-Williams.

“The president disagreed with almost everything in the contract,” one source said.

Walkes and his legal representatives Andre Lord and Melissa Roberts-John met with members of the TTFA, including John-Williams, his vice presidents Joanne Salazar and Ewing Davis and its legal team at the TTFA office at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, last week.

Walkes’ concerns were heard and discussed and the TTFA promised a response by Tuesday. 

Up to yesterday, Walkes had no communication from the TTFA. “Walkes and his team feel the TTFA is not interested in settling the matter. They have decided to settle it in the court,” the source explained.

Apart from legal proceedings, it is understood Walkes’ team has also written to the general secretaries of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Federations (CONCACAF) and FIFA, the world governing body for football.

  The Guardian was told John-Williams appears interested in bringing in his own technical director and is therefore unwilling to accept Walkes. “John-Williams has his own way of doing things, which quite frankly is beginning to worry some of the very people who put him in office. It seems to be his way or the highway,” said the source.

“He has to start seeing the TTFA as a national association and not a club, this is not W Connection, this is Trinidad and Tobago football, and people are starting to think they made a mistake.”

Walkes took over from Anton Corneal who served the football association as technical director, assistant coach and youth development officer for almost six years, before he voluntarily retired over difficulty in receiving monies owed to him.

He has since filed legal action against the TTFA for $3.5 million. Apart from Corneal, ex-national midfielder Russell Latapy and Dutch coach Wim Rijsbergen have also sued the football federation over unpaid salaries.

Attempts to reach Walkes yesterday proved futile but John-Williams when contacted said he had no comment.

“I feel the one you should contact is Kendal Walkes and I will not be responding to anything he says either. My comment will come in the fullness of time.”

WALTER ALIBEY
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sam on March 12, 2016, 06:20:38 AM
I guess he have to get paid.

But what Tim Kee do, why does DJW have to accept?

Who ever take ova will bring they own crew.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on March 12, 2016, 07:29:59 AM
This is absolute foolishness. If DJW does not want him, the man have a contract negotiate a settlement with him and part ways. How complicated is that?

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on March 12, 2016, 08:09:11 AM
I guess he have to get paid.

But what Tim Kee do, why does DJW have to accept?

Who ever take ova will bring they own crew.



Sam if you were in Kendal's position, what would you have done.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on March 12, 2016, 11:05:12 AM
It does sound like that contract was overly lucrative, if not exorbitant given the financial state of the association that Tim Kee inherited..I suspect this would be DJW defence. Seems like historically, ttfa kept making contracts that could not be honoured, given the financial state, and eventually paid by the ppl of TT. And the contractees not caring for country but for business..they working they making, but hey, I want my millions, and don't care who pay it.Business is Business..
That is the modern world we live in, Natinal representation is a business, making deals leave a sour taste. Such is life.
Mr Walkes therefore has not much less alternative as precedence has been set.. As usual all foreigners will be paid 1 st( Beene, pfister,latapy, wim) , why not Walkes, locals will hold strain...then it's the foreigners who understand and those that partly volunteered, we tend to then take advantage of , and treat them as locals.( Hart, Waldron)..

I seems DJW may be about bringing the Ttfa into the modern business world, yet hard decision and possible unbeknown mistakes might be made along the way. Yet, at present, besides on going staff salaries, to many historical debits to be paid. The cuts have to occur somewhere now.
JMO
Add: the unfortunate reality, sports in TT don't make money, as much as we may see it doing so 24 hrs a day on TV. "Just Do It" is a great marketing slogan.. Not even the one thing many may be fanatical about, Carnival, is a money maker..some ppl can make a living, but it's not a money maker..our government.i.e. Us give a lot of money..
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sam on March 12, 2016, 01:35:42 PM
I guess he have to get paid.

But what Tim Kee do, why does DJW have to accept?

Who ever take ova will bring they own crew.



Sam if you were in Kendal's position, what would you have done.

DJW is de new boss and de money owe to these fellas he will have to pay them, I said that Deeks, read and stop wasting meh time.

DJW dont have to keep Kendall, tha is what I mean, buy out his contract or what ever they normally do, paid him out and send him home,,,, IF HE LIKE..

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: coache on March 13, 2016, 12:16:57 AM
Stuart Charles will be the Director of Coaching, Technical Director and National Coach with Mr Ball Hog as his assistant.

The National team will be playing that slow confusing brand of football..where players wouldn't be sure whether to man mark or cover the space... they would be doing both tasks..(typical W tactics).

They would be not sure of their attacking shape and play the ball deliberately with much composure into the feet of the opponent.

Their midfield would lack  creativity ...neither would the players have  any desire to be creative.

John Williams would  be satisfied and content because he would have finally achieved his ultimate objective.
Title: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Insider on March 27, 2016, 09:58:27 AM
I went over to see the game vs Grenada and can you believe David John Williams was there with his W Connection crew, he never even walk down and greet the players and staff.

Asked yourself, he has won election 4 months ago, have you guys ever hear him acknowledge the players, coaches or even the supporters?

The guy look at Hart like he is nothing.

He has won election since November last year and never even acknowledge the players or greet them.

He is riding around with his W Connection crew to all the games and no respect for the T&T players and staff. He passing them straight like a stranger.

He secretly flew in for the game vs St Vincent with his crew and nobody knew.

The players they feel he is disrespectful.

The guy have a motive.

He doesn't care about anyone.

He is pushing for his W Connection peeps.

The faster the team fails, the better for him, it will give him excuse to fire Hart and his players and bring in his team and his players.

This guy is worst than Jack Warner, he is doing things so dread in so little time he has been here.

Someone on his staff told me (I can't call names, his close friend) that he said he will go to the game on Tuesday.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: maxg on March 27, 2016, 10:43:18 AM
Phew..for ah 2nd there, I thought was was getting anudda secret..or disturbing news a la DJ
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Sando on March 27, 2016, 11:03:18 AM
That dont surprise me.

I know for a fact he goes into the W Connection team locker room and interact with the players.

Look at these 2 interviews and see the passion he has with W Connection and look at him now.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ex619u4VLPU

https://www.youtube.com/v/XXD1ueVCnLk

Now look at him before election.

https://www.youtube.com/v/wr0MmTqEWbU

The guy realise the mountain is to high for him to climb.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Controversial on March 27, 2016, 11:47:20 AM
And people on here so simple minded they can't see how this is affecting the team...
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: palos on March 27, 2016, 11:56:49 AM
Rope een Deeks
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: sjahrain on March 27, 2016, 02:26:22 PM
Keep it positive and progressive that neutralize the negative
Positive results from here to the world cup
All in good time
Players have to get the Winns
Just win baby and all great things will be added
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Deeks on March 27, 2016, 02:36:38 PM
Rope een Deeks

Breds, nobody have to rope me in. If them guys feel neglected or disrespected by DJW, they have options. Play and win or don't play at all.
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Sam on March 27, 2016, 03:58:12 PM
Clown John Williams have no blasted respect.

He must be praying them fellas lose so he could fire Hart and hire Earl Jean and make Stuart Charles TD.

Hear nah, St Lucians and Haitians love voodoo, like them men put some black magic on Clown Williams and have he head mess up. They woking on he day and night, he,,,, to-tool-bay.

Ah man say he watching Hart bad eye from de stands.

4 months now he is president and he eh even have de respect to even meet de players.

What a f000cking shameless bastard !!!!!

He working for T&T but he heart with W Connection.

He praying with W Connection players in they locker room but yet he watching T&T players with scorn.

Ah hear he vex with Hart because he wants Jomal to play, so big club want to buy him nah.

I don't understand, if he eh like T&T, just leave nah man, leave we football alone and stop f00cking up we country, is not yours alone, if you love St Lucia, go there and f00ck up them football.

Kenwyne, allyuh doh fall for this shit, doh stoop to he level, allyuh win and let he heart burn him.

Hart eh going no where.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: andre samuel on March 27, 2016, 04:05:59 PM
What kind of foolishness is this?? 

Really insider?? He's worse than Jack Warner??

So the basis of this is that he did not go down and greet the players?? Really?? This is the reason for an entire thread??

Negativity? Affecting the players?? How silly is this?? 

Controversial, you never liked DJW from the start, so nothing he does will satisfy you.  We got a friendly against Uruguay, you have a problem because you want to know who initiated talks, lol.  Totally laughable.

We got a friendly for our local based against Grenada...........you said that we need more friendlies.  The only place i see negativity is in here.

I am not a fan of DJW, but geez, give the man a chance.  Four months in to his tenure and men saying that he not speaking about the national team with the same passion he speaks about the club he spent the last 30 years grooming.

So unreasonable and so unnecessary.  As i keep saying, we are the creators of our own demise.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: andre samuel on March 27, 2016, 04:07:15 PM
Clown John Williams have no blasted respect.

He must be praying them fellas lose so he could fire Hart and hire Earl Jean and make Stuart Charles TD.

Hear nah, St Lucians and Haitians love voodoo, like them men put some black magic on Clown Williams and have he head mess up. They woking on he day and night, he,,,, to-tool-bay.

Ah man say he watching Hart bad eye from de stands.

4 months now he is president and he eh even have de respect to even meet de players.

What a f000cking shameless bastard !!!!!

He working for T&T but he heart with W Connection.

He praying with W Connection players in they locker room but yet he watching T&T players with scorn.

Ah hear he vex with Hart because he wants Jomal to play, so big club want to buy him nah.

I don't understand, if he eh like T&T, just leave nah man, leave we football alone and stop f00cking up we country, is not yours alone, if you love St Lucia, go there and f00ck up them football.

Kenwyne, allyuh doh fall for this shit, doh stoop to he level, allyuh win and let he heart burn him.

Hart eh going no where.



This in itself is a very disrespectful post.  This site real gone downhill.................smh
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: MEP on March 27, 2016, 04:24:26 PM
This thread is nothing but pure mauvais langue. What obligates the man to go down on the field.
I'm sure if he had done so you would have been posting look how he kissing up to Hart and the team.
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: royal on March 27, 2016, 04:28:51 PM
I am not a DJW fan but he win and we have to give him time to prove himself or not.I've been around DJW in the past and to say he doen't like T&T is stretching it. 
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 27, 2016, 04:57:58 PM
We getting closer to the truth with each post. Could be the moment of reckoning.
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Sam on March 27, 2016, 05:34:21 PM
Clown John Williams have no blasted respect.

He must be praying them fellas lose so he could fire Hart and hire Earl Jean and make Stuart Charles TD.

Hear nah, St Lucians and Haitians love voodoo, like them men put some black magic on Clown Williams and have he head mess up. They woking on he day and night, he,,,, to-tool-bay.

Ah man say he watching Hart bad eye from de stands.

4 months now he is president and he eh even have de respect to even meet de players.

What a f000cking shameless bastard !!!!!

He working for T&T but he heart with W Connection.

He praying with W Connection players in they locker room but yet he watching T&T players with scorn.

Ah hear he vex with Hart because he wants Jomal to play, so big club want to buy him nah.

I don't understand, if he eh like T&T, just leave nah man, leave we football alone and stop f00cking up we country, is not yours alone, if you love St Lucia, go there and f00ck up them football.

Kenwyne, allyuh doh fall for this shit, doh stoop to he level, allyuh win and let he heart burn him.

Hart eh going no where.



This in itself is a very disrespectful post.  This site real gone downhill.................smh

F00ck off nah please...

Try talking to the players behind de scenes, maybe yuh go get some sense.

Pussdy @!!!

If de site go one hill, go then.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Insider on March 27, 2016, 05:40:58 PM
What kind of foolishness is this?? 

Really insider?? He's worse than Jack Warner??

So the basis of this is that he did not go down and greet the players?? Really?? This is the reason for an entire thread??

Negativity? Affecting the players?? How silly is this?? 

Controversial, you never liked DJW from the start, so nothing he does will satisfy you.  We got a friendly against Uruguay, you have a problem because you want to know who initiated talks, lol.  Totally laughable.

We got a friendly for our local based against Grenada...........you said that we need more friendlies.  The only place i see negativity is in here.

I am not a fan of DJW, but geez, give the man a chance.  Four months in to his tenure and men saying that he not speaking about the national team with the same passion he speaks about the club he spent the last 30 years grooming.

So unreasonable and so unnecessary.  As i keep saying, we are the creators of our own demise.



Andre, I believe the president needs to reach out to the players and fans.

Show me where he has done so since being elected and it cost NOTHING !!!!!!!!!!

He is upset since the players protested before the game vs Haiti.

He does not like Kenwyne and Jan.

Bro, its deeper than you think.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Sando on March 27, 2016, 06:12:26 PM
If T&T makes it to the WC they will get MILLIONS.

David, please see the big picture.

You will get your big pay day soon.

Hand on.

Enough to feed Renee and Stuart and their family and you also the TTFA.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Sando on March 27, 2016, 06:15:53 PM
This guy is a conman

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: maxg on March 28, 2016, 01:36:49 AM
What the president and everybody else needs to do is there job. Don't really care who holds hands and sing Kumbaya. As long as everyone does their service.  The country bigger ,more dependent and important than any one individual. So shut up and pull or push or steer, just let's try to do it together and forward nuh. Just once or twice might be enuff to move forward a little.
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: sjahrain on March 28, 2016, 07:15:38 AM
Keep this in mind....the more we divide the more difficult it becomes for us to unite
Rastafari
The past done gone already....the future us yet to arrive....all we have is the present.....once we do our best right now....that  future will be glorious
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Insider on March 28, 2016, 09:47:45 AM
I was in the stands looking at the team train, guess who showed up, my big shot president.

He ducked out before the session was over.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Errol on March 28, 2016, 10:56:10 AM
Well, the players should be happy, who cares if your boss dont say hi.

It should not bother them.

Even though David is acting childish and immature, that's on him, that's his problem.

The team should play better and force him to talk to them.

He worse than a 6 year old kid.

The players should just laugh at this fool.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Coach on March 28, 2016, 11:54:00 AM
How does it works when TTFA decide to fire someone? Is it the President decision alone or is it the President along with the committee / board members making a unify decision?
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Sam on March 28, 2016, 12:01:30 PM
How does it works when TTFA decide to fire someone? Is it the President decision alone or is it the President along with the committee / board members making a unify decision?

Does it makes a difference?

The guy owns the committee, he vice presidents works for W Connection to.

De man gone quick quick to run for president and realise he barke up de wrong tree, now he bitter with de players and coaches.

He get more vex because Hart dot want to play he W Connection players.

So he losing money all round.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Controversial on March 28, 2016, 01:51:40 PM
What kind of foolishness is this?? 

Really insider?? He's worse than Jack Warner??

So the basis of this is that he did not go down and greet the players?? Really?? This is the reason for an entire thread??

Negativity? Affecting the players?? How silly is this?? 

Controversial, you never liked DJW from the start, so nothing he does will satisfy you.  We got a friendly against Uruguay, you have a problem because you want to know who initiated talks, lol.  Totally laughable.

We got a friendly for our local based against Grenada...........you said that we need more friendlies.  The only place i see negativity is in here.

I am not a fan of DJW, but geez, give the man a chance.  Four months in to his tenure and men saying that he not speaking about the national team with the same passion he speaks about the club he spent the last 30 years grooming.

So unreasonable and so unnecessary.  As i keep saying, we are the creators of our own demise.



From the start your boy David call out Hart and his selection and there was talk that he wants to remove Hart... David wants people he can control, he doesn't want to work as a team and with people, he is an autocratic narcissist who cares about his own interests, not the interest of our football.. He needs to go and run his club.. Not our national football and it's showing, the players are losing interest because he is the head of our football, I don't blame them..

What's laughable is your lobbying for an autocrat and your lack of comprehension when it concerns being proactive and reactive.. What is also laughable is being naive to the fact that the players are actually playing under good conditions and a healthy environment

Wake up dre from your slumber..
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: sjahrain on March 28, 2016, 01:52:06 PM
Wonder how he felt when Hart called on Levi rather than Winchester....ouch
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Controversial on March 28, 2016, 01:54:04 PM
What kind of foolishness is this?? 

Really insider?? He's worse than Jack Warner??

So the basis of this is that he did not go down and greet the players?? Really?? This is the reason for an entire thread??

Negativity? Affecting the players?? How silly is this?? 

Controversial, you never liked DJW from the start, so nothing he does will satisfy you.  We got a friendly against Uruguay, you have a problem because you want to know who initiated talks, lol.  Totally laughable.

We got a friendly for our local based against Grenada...........you said that we need more friendlies.  The only place i see negativity is in here.

I am not a fan of DJW, but geez, give the man a chance.  Four months in to his tenure and men saying that he not speaking about the national team with the same passion he speaks about the club he spent the last 30 years grooming.

So unreasonable and so unnecessary.  As i keep saying, we are the creators of our own demise.



Andre, I believe the president needs to reach out to the players and fans.

Show me where he has done so since being elected and it cost NOTHING !!!!!!!!!!

He is upset since the players protested before the game vs Haiti.

He does not like Kenwyne and Jan.

Bro, its deeper than you think.



Mr 3000 happy with surface level thinking, thinking deep on this issue is something he is not entertaining ... Don't know why...
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Controversial on March 28, 2016, 01:56:48 PM
Wonder how he felt when Hart called on Levi rather than Winchester....ouch

He was upset... He want to get maximum caps for his players to make more money for w connection...

He don't care about national football, he cared about his pocket alone... He has no national pride..

He using our national football to advance his own interests and grow his power...
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Coach on March 28, 2016, 01:57:31 PM
Wonder how he felt when Hart called on Levi rather than Winchester....ouch
Hart called on a player that won the game, how he felt in this case don`t matter. Hart has a soccer brain!
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Controversial on March 28, 2016, 02:06:38 PM
I am not a DJW fan but he win and we have to give him time to prove himself or not.I've been around DJW in the past and to say he doen't like T&T is stretching it. 

Sorry, it should be re phrased... He's using TT...
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Sam on March 29, 2016, 04:01:26 AM
De players should not feel a how about this.

At least they getting they money to do a job and represent they country.

But a lil hand shake from de Clown wouldn't hurt either.

Yuh never to big to fall.

If man vex and eh want to play, then they should say so upfront.

Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: weary1969 on March 29, 2016, 07:33:12 AM
Well, the players should be happy, who cares if your boss dont say hi.

It should not bother them.

Even though David is acting childish and immature, that's on him, that's his problem.

The team should play better and force him to talk to them.

He worse than a 6 year old kid.

The players should just laugh at this fool.



CO-SIGNNNNN.
Title: Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
Post by: Feliziano on March 29, 2016, 04:36:51 PM
Insider...I like to read the lil behind the scenes gossip etc, but I'm seriously surprised you still have a job there and ent get fired yet lol.
Especially in this day and age where employers maccoing employees business on social media.

Anyway my 2 cents is that DJW has his own motive and so far he's doing a half hearted job.
They still recycling the same old people.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on May 19, 2016, 02:17:23 AM
Warriors warns John-Williams to stay away.
T&T Guardian Reports.


...president stops training for meeting.

Members of the senior national team want T&T Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams to stay away from the team, and stop interfering with its management.

The Soca Warriors got the shock of their lives on Tuesday when John-Williams interupted their training session at the Ato Boldon Stadium, and asked their management team, including head coach Stephen Hart, to step aside so he could speak with them privately.

John-Williams then attempted to influence the players to play an exhibition match against Equatorial Guinea on June 10, despite the match being rejected by Hart.

The players say they were taken aback that the president of the Association could be so bold faced as to bypass the management team’s decision and attempt to deal with them. “What is the message this man sending to us? That he is the boss?,” asked one player who opted for anonymity.

The players told John-Williams that they were not in a position to make a decision and would respond to him later that evening, after discussing the issue with their management.

According to the players, once they learnt that Hart rejected the game, it was easy to arrive at their decision. “In the first instance, neither John-Williams nor any official of the TTFA has a right to be speaking with the members of the team without going through the management. We find that extremely distasteful and disrespectful, and president or no president, it was an awful choice.”

Sources say that John-Williams, who replaced Raymond Tim Kee as TTFA president on 29 November 2015, was also turned away by Hart when he attempted to stage the match.

“It simply did not make sense,” said one player, “We are involved in three matches against Peru, Uruguay and China on May 23 and 27 and June 3 respectively. The matches are being played in Lima and Montevideo, before we head to China for a match in Qin Huang Dao on June 3.

“It will be a real test for every single player, having to travel from China back home, and we are certain to be very tired after all that travel. We believe that our coach made the right decision in rejecting the match which John-Williams wanted to put on on June 10. That made no sense since we probably would still be leg weary.”

Contacted yesterday, Hart refused to comment on the incident and declined to confirm or deny whether it took place while John-Williams did not respond to calls.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on May 19, 2016, 04:39:47 AM
DJW simply can not control himself, he is a grown man but emotionally not an adult. He reacts impulsively without without thought of the repercussions, no sense of bouundaries
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on May 19, 2016, 06:14:13 AM
Nah !!! That can't be true!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on May 19, 2016, 06:20:52 AM
To be honest, a game against  Equatorial Guinea would be fantastic. But make a different time schedule for that. I see the players have grown some testicles to reject this boldface move. Well if this is episode is true, I guess coach Hart days are numbered. I can't believe he would accept such disrespect. This can't be true.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: lefty on May 19, 2016, 06:36:15 AM
Had reservations about dis man from d start, but was willing to give him d benefit of d doubt, now I certain dat if he goes on like this unchecked, Russia 2016 is all but over.

Say way yuh want about Tim Kee, he never interfere with d team or management.

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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Trevor on May 19, 2016, 07:21:54 AM
Nah!  I have been trying to give John Williams the benefit of the doubt, but this takes the cake!  This is the epitome of arrogance. 
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on May 19, 2016, 07:35:51 AM
Nah!  I have been trying to give John Williams the benefit of the doubt, but this takes the cake!  This is the epitome of arrogance. 
maybe he will learn this new job the hard way..for our supporters sake, hope he learns
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: andre samuel on May 19, 2016, 08:32:22 AM
Now if this is true...........DJW should step down.

Plain and simple
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Quags on May 19, 2016, 09:26:38 AM
I have  always been watchful of DJW , but I don't think this is as sinister as it appears.It could just be that he wanted a friendly at home to make some cash too ,coach said players would be tired but he didnt believe and wanted to ask for himself .
It's just amaturism on his part in not supporting and believing in a perfectly working structure , reckless moves like these for the sake of some shekles ,could destabilize the program and ruin his future legacy , which could read as him having our most successful World Cup program in our history .
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando on May 19, 2016, 09:33:43 AM
DJW is right but his execution was wrong.

He should respect the coach and players.

But its good he's trying to get games.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on May 19, 2016, 10:02:45 AM
These days, anything involving Equatorial Guinea has an implicit constant: $$$.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on May 19, 2016, 10:05:34 AM
To be honest, a game against  Equatorial Guinea would be fantastic. But make a different time schedule for that. I see the players have grown some testicles to reject this boldface move. Well if this is episode is true, I guess coach Hart days are numbered. I can't believe he would accept such disrespect. This can't be true.

Balancing of interests, Deeks. Cost and benefit. As coach, would you really bolt the barn? I doh think so.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on May 19, 2016, 10:12:54 AM
Now if this is true...........DJW should step down.

Plain and simple

This is the polar opposite of the coach stepping down (see Deeks above). Doh think this alleged situation is a matter that will rise to that level.

Happens on all kinda wuk. Ppl tend to hit 'reset', re-engage, and move forward.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Banter Banton on May 19, 2016, 10:27:57 AM
Madness...It all over the Wired868 volley group too. Which he is a member of.

He getting hit for 6 and deservedly so. I hope he learns his lesson from this but I doubt he will unfortunately.

Know your role, this isn't Connection big man.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Quags on May 19, 2016, 11:32:04 AM
These days, anything involving Equatorial Guinea has an implicit constant: $$$.
Well if that is the case if should've offered a nice bonus as part of his proposal , even tho we all know how side deals usually crash and burn so spectacularly in trini.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on May 19, 2016, 11:34:59 AM
Let me clarify something. I still think a game against EQ is a good thing. David is a businessman. And business deal are not  always "come to my office, bring your lawyer, and we will finalize it". Now is cellphone, twitter, webex, etc This move to have a game with an oil producing country would probably have some positive implications for his business. If his business can get a construction deal to build whatever in Malabo, that is good for his business. Hopefully there maybe a positive spinoff for TTFA. I am just speculating. But the way it was done coming from the report, is a bit disturbing. That is why I was doubting the report. The players have a lot of faith in Hart. And they felt that they had to protect that trust that they have in him. I felt the game could have been played. But it was the way DJW went about it that had the players reacting in such a negative manner. We need games, no doubt about it, but consult the other parties involved with some respect. Because if DJW had said that Brazil, Argentina wanted to play us before the Copa .... what would have been the reaction then. This whole thing should have been handled better.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: lefty on May 19, 2016, 11:55:25 AM
Deeks not so many so quick.....there could be more harm than good done

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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on May 19, 2016, 12:26:23 PM
The alleged proposed date (June 10) of the EQ friendly is/also would have been outside of the FIFA window. That info should warm some hearts. :devil:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on May 19, 2016, 01:20:13 PM
 This has to be a joke? I refuse to believe this is true.. if it is.. then it's disappointing to know our team is spearheaded by a man who has no respect for the management and by extension this team. The positives is - we could of had an exhibition match - generate some funds by doing so - however, it brings up the question as to why was this so important to bypass management in the first place, is there some sort of personal reason behind all this - are we looking at a potential dishonest man that wishes to use the team for his own agenda. Perhaps a young Jack Warner in the making.

With this said and considering the statements made to be facts, I am confident that this move was money driven - and it would not be funding the team but taking away from it. my 2 cents. I am sorry to think the worse but we have been soaked in this stuff for years with Jack Warner.. I can't think of this any differently.


Edit: How is it we end up with these guys in the first place? Who votes for these guys???
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Banter Banton on May 19, 2016, 01:22:17 PM
Who votes for these clowns anyway.

Other Clowns....

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on May 19, 2016, 01:23:45 PM
darn it ur fast.. I edited that out :D it's cool.. I wrote what was on my mind.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Mose on May 19, 2016, 02:47:23 PM
I honestly believe DJW's heart is in the right place and he has the best of intentions for the team. The problem is his management style. He's too authoritarian apparently, wants to make all the decisions and is used to getting what he wants. When he says jump he expects everyone to say "where?" and "how high?"

While that may work for him at his business and at his club, it can't work in this situation and the sooner he realises that the better for all involved.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Thomo on May 19, 2016, 03:16:11 PM
After that debacle he goes and negotiates this:

"TTFA Signs Partnership Deal with Shanghai Construction Group Caribbean Limited Valued at $600,000. This partnership will cover the upcoming Three-Match International Series with China, Uruguay and Peru."

Yuh cyah make it up oui SMFH

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Mose on May 19, 2016, 03:37:03 PM
After that debacle he goes and negotiates this:

"TTFA Signs Partnership Deal with Shanghai Construction Group Caribbean Limited Valued at $600,000. This partnership will cover the upcoming Three-Match International Series with China, Uruguay and Peru."

Yuh cyah make it up oui SMFH

Seems like this presidency  is less about furthering his club's interests and more about furthering his business interests.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando on May 19, 2016, 03:48:05 PM
After that debacle he goes and negotiates this:

"TTFA Signs Partnership Deal with Shanghai Construction Group Caribbean Limited Valued at $600,000. This partnership will cover the upcoming Three-Match International Series with China, Uruguay and Peru."

Yuh cyah make it up oui SMFH



Good going.

Ease up on the man, he made a mistaking about stepping over Hart, but if he apologise, lets move on.

The man wanted us to play a game, maybe it was a chance to make a little extra.

But still, he just handle it bad.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Big Magician on May 19, 2016, 05:51:58 PM
well done with the Chinese sponsorhip...and badly done with going on the training field
just as we applaud a good pass or move...is the same way we will steups or get vex for a bad pass or move..so take it DJW...do YOUR Wuk
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on May 19, 2016, 06:43:19 PM
His reasons for not arranging the friendlies within the Fifa window is because he wants to cap his players for outside contracts... If it falls within the window, KJ and the first team will suit up..

David has his ulterior motives, been saying this from day one.. Where is that money going from China? In David pocket?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Trini _2022 on May 19, 2016, 08:29:18 PM
His reasons for not arranging the friendlies within the Fifa window is because he wants to cap his players for outside contracts... If it falls within the window, KJ and the first team will suit up..

David has his ulterior motives, been saying this from day one.. Where is that money going from China? In David pocket?

friendlies are not included .... only official competition games
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: FF on May 19, 2016, 08:56:42 PM
What are you talking about? England? Of course friendlies are included.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on May 19, 2016, 09:17:49 PM
I honestly believe DJW's heart is in the right place and he has the best of intentions for the team. The problem is his management style. He's too authoritarian apparently, wants to make all the decisions and is used to getting what he wants. When he says jump he expects everyone to say "where?" and "how high?"

While that may work for him at his business and at his club, it can't work in this situation and the sooner he realises that the better for all involved.

If this story is true, I with you on that. His approach is a little aggressive and borderline disrespectful. But, he trying to organize another friendly, against a decent opponent. I can remember the last time we play an African team. Plus EQG is not a bad team. I would have like to see the game to be quite honest. My plan is to avoid the Copa as it will be too much for me. So a lil friendly to get my attention in June, wouldnt have been bad at all..
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on May 19, 2016, 09:45:28 PM
Take a look at EQG.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=905468


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1025101
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: amielisadore on May 19, 2016, 11:14:06 PM
The TTFA will chart its own course—in private! DJW snubs questions on controversy
Wired868

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams refused to respond to questions on an alleged training ground incident with “Soca Warriors” head coach Stephen Hart, issues raised by National Futsal Team coach Clayton Morris or even to reveal when technical director Muhammad Isa started work at the local football body.

In a bizarre, impromptu questions and answers segment at the Hyatt Regency hotel, John-Williams carefully chose the queries he wished to respond to; and promised to deal with the others, via press releases, “at the appropriate time.”

“Let me just tell you this,” John-Williams told Wired868, “the TTFA has decided not to conduct its business in public.

“The TTFA has decided that we will chart the course how we want to go. And we will not be puppets.”

It was John-Williams’ first press conference since he was elected as TTFA president on 29 November 2015; and he was not keen on fielding questions.

Shanghai Group of Companies (SGC) CEO Michael Tang—whose company arranged the June 3 exhibition match between the Trinidad and Tobago and China National Senior Teams and paid the TTFA TT$600,000 fee to sport its logo at the event—suggested to Wired868, prior to the press conference, that the TTFA was responsible for the fact that there was no Q&A segment in the event.

Still, John-Williams was cornered by local sport reporters after the event and was generous enough with his time. But only for questions he approved of.

Wired868 asked him to explain a training ground incident at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Tuesday morning when he allegedly asked Hart and his technical staff to leave their own session and asked the footballers to overrule their coach’s decision to snub a practice match against Equatorial Guinea.

The Warriors are already booked to travel to Peru, Uruguay and China for three matches within the space of 12 days—the team will cross 11 time zones just to get to Qin Huang Dao in China.

Hart admitted that the TTFA requested a fourth game and did not deny the training ground incident. But—possibly sensitive to the ramifications with his boss, the TTFA president—he asked the media to restrict their question to technical matters.

“There were discussions about a fourth game, yes,” said Hart. “Listen, that sort of situation, I don’t want to talk about right now. Because I don’t want any situation to affect the squad.

“Let’s focus on the technical part of the football.”

John-Williams certainly had no intention of explaining his training ground behaviour to the public.

“I am only talking about positive things today, Lasana,” said the TTFA president. “So don’t ask me those questions.”

John-Williams suggested to the media that, somehow, his refusal to answer question was actually an honourable position.

“We as an administration won’t conduct our business in public,” he said. “We conduct our business quietly. My philosophy is: he who moves quietly moves the furthest.

....See Full Article http://wired868.com/2016/05/19/the-ttfa-will-chart-its-own-course-in-private-djw-snubs-questions-on-controversy/ (http://wired868.com/2016/05/19/the-ttfa-will-chart-its-own-course-in-private-djw-snubs-questions-on-controversy/)
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: amielisadore on May 19, 2016, 11:22:08 PM
SCG Sponsorship Press Conference footage

https://www.facebook.com/csportslive/videos/1179158602135770/?hc_location=ufi (https://www.facebook.com/csportslive/videos/1179158602135770/?hc_location=ufi)

https://www.facebook.com/csportslive/videos/1179157772135853/?hc_location=ufi (https://www.facebook.com/csportslive/videos/1179157772135853/?hc_location=ufi)
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Thomo on May 20, 2016, 12:52:39 AM
TTFA SIGNS PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH SHANGHAI CARIBBEAN GROUP...

http://ttfootball.org/2016/05/19/ttfa-signs-partnership-deal-with-shanghai-caribbean-group/

With World Cup qualification set to resume on September 2 at home to Guatemala with the Soca Warriors needing only a point to advance to the Final Round of Qualification ahead of their final match away to USA in Florida four days later, John-Williams said there is the possibility of another match.

DJW:
“Our campaign resumes in early September and I have spoken to coach Stephen Hart with regards to another international friendly locally on August 27 with the possible team being either Bahrain, Jordan, Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico.

“So when coach Hart comes back to me on his choice of the team we should face, we would make an announcement then.”

Why didn't he adopt this approach instead of trying to cut to the players? This guy has a weird way of doing business but he does reap results. The way I see it for every 2 step forwards, he make 1 backward step with authoritarian style!!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on May 20, 2016, 02:22:36 AM
TTFA Growing Pains.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


...but our hearts in right place, says TTFA boss.

Under fire T&T Football Association (T&TFA) president David John-Williams and Soca Warriors coach Stephen Hart both opted to stay mum on an alleged dispute over the scheduling of a fourth friendly international match for the team during its warm up campaign over the next month.

Hart and his squad leave today for South America where the team will face Peru in Lima on Monday followed by two-time FIFA World Cup champions Uruguay on May 27 in Montevideo. They then head to Asia for a clash with emerging power, China in Qin Huang Dao on June 3.

It was reported yesterday that John-Williams attempted to introduce a fourth match against Equatorial Guinea on June 10 at home, which was turned down by the team management.

According to yesterday’s report, John-Williams was criticised by the players for interrupting a training session and attempting to influence them to take part in the match despite its rejection by coach Hart. 

Pressed yesterday at a media conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, to explain what transpired, a visibly upset John-Williams said he was only talking about positive things at the event. “I’m not answering those questions. We are here for a celebration of things today, (in reference to a $600,000 sponsorship from Shanghai Construction Group)”.

John-Williams noted that the game of football was much bigger than him, coach Hart and the players. He noted that long after he leaves as president of the T&TFA, the game will live on.

“I know a lot of people are afraid of change, but change is the only thing that is consistent in life and there will be growing pains as we go along the journey, but trust me the association that I head, I think our heart is in the right place. Our coach Hart has a big heart for T&T football, and we will do everything in our powers to make this work.

“I am also happy to announce that for the first time in a long time that players and technical staff will be paid part of their match fees without kicking a ball.”

Hart who also stayed clear of discussing issues from Tuesday’s training session, admitted that discussions about playing a possible fourth friendly international did take place, but he did not think it was needed at this time.

“We have to remember that the players only have three weeks of vacation and are also obligated to spend some time with their family before heading back to their clubs.”

He added: “I rather move on and look towards what is to be done with the team.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on May 20, 2016, 08:24:44 AM
He real dodge Lasana's questions, bob and weave :challenge:

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on May 20, 2016, 09:38:34 AM
I am usually one to give the benefit of doubt.  This is extremely fishy!  Why all these friendlies outside of FIFA window?  Contro does talk shit but he see this one from a mile.  DJW is simply trying to get as many caps as possible for Connection players.  Hart has already lamented the limited recovery time for the China fixture and he is a professional with loads of expertise as a coach in such matters, so why even approach the players at all.  Obviously some would ignorantly be interested so the idea was to catch them off guard and possibly agreeing so he could tell Hart "the players have spoken, the game is on!"  DJW is very dangerous!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on May 20, 2016, 10:26:10 AM
Next question to ask DJW. Does China own the south china sea including the Philippines and Vietnam?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on May 20, 2016, 01:33:24 PM
nice.. so what is SCG ROI for this gesture. Do we have to do some Ads. Eat more dimsum, park up the sushi. what ?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on May 20, 2016, 01:53:40 PM
He real dodge Lasana's questions, bob and weave :challenge:

There seems to be a professional opportunity for the TTFA to acquire a spokesperson.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Jumbie on May 20, 2016, 02:23:03 PM
Next question to ask DJW. Does China own the south china sea including the Philippines and Vietnam?

 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on May 20, 2016, 02:30:09 PM
Next question to ask DJW. Does China own the south china sea including the Philippines and Vietnam?

 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

Happy belated, Jumbie.  :beermug:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on May 20, 2016, 05:47:17 PM
Dat man is POISON
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Jumbie on May 20, 2016, 09:52:38 PM

Quote

Happy belated, Jumbie.  :beermug:

Much thanks!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on May 21, 2016, 02:40:52 AM

On Wednesday night we reported an alleged incident at a Warriors training session, where players were reportedly approached by the TTFA President to consider a 4th match added to their schedule. David John Williams and Head Coach Stephen Hart somewhat addressed the matter today.
WATCH: https://www.facebook.com/csportslive/videos/1179158602135770/
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Errol on May 21, 2016, 05:35:46 AM
Warriors warns John-Williams to stay away.
T&T Guardian Reports.


...president stops training for meeting.

Members of the senior national team want T&T Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams to stay away from the team, and stop interfering with its management.

The Soca Warriors got the shock of their lives on Tuesday when John-Williams interupted their training session at the Ato Boldon Stadium, and asked their management team, including head coach Stephen Hart, to step aside so he could speak with them privately.

John-Williams then attempted to influence the players to play an exhibition match against Equatorial Guinea on June 10, despite the match being rejected by Hart.

The players say they were taken aback that the president of the Association could be so bold faced as to bypass the management team’s decision and attempt to deal with them. “What is the message this man sending to us? That he is the boss?,” asked one player who opted for anonymity.

The players told John-Williams that they were not in a position to make a decision and would respond to him later that evening, after discussing the issue with their management.

According to the players, once they learnt that Hart rejected the game, it was easy to arrive at their decision. “In the first instance, neither John-Williams nor any official of the TTFA has a right to be speaking with the members of the team without going through the management. We find that extremely distasteful and disrespectful, and president or no president, it was an awful choice.”

Sources say that John-Williams, who replaced Raymond Tim Kee as TTFA president on 29 November 2015, was also turned away by Hart when he attempted to stage the match.

“It simply did not make sense,” said one player, “We are involved in three matches against Peru, Uruguay and China on May 23 and 27 and June 3 respectively. The matches are being played in Lima and Montevideo, before we head to China for a match in Qin Huang Dao on June 3.

“It will be a real test for every single player, having to travel from China back home, and we are certain to be very tired after all that travel. We believe that our coach made the right decision in rejecting the match which John-Williams wanted to put on on June 10. That made no sense since we probably would still be leg weary.”

Contacted yesterday, Hart refused to comment on the incident and declined to confirm or deny whether it took place while John-Williams did not respond to calls.

I don't see why Hart would not want to play a game against Equatorial Guinea during a FIFA window and just call in a few new players?

Hart can't always expect to use the same players anyway or win all the time.

Its a friendly game, no one expecting you to win all the time.

Once the TTFA supporting it and all expense is covered, whats the issue?

In the past Hart himself was upset about not getting enough games and now he turning down games?

Come on.



Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on May 21, 2016, 05:50:39 AM
I honestly believe DJW's heart is in the right place and he has the best of intentions for the team. The problem is his management style. He's too authoritarian apparently, wants to make all the decisions and is used to getting what he wants. When he says jump he expects everyone to say "where?" and "how high?"

While that may work for him at his business and at his club, it can't work in this situation and the sooner he realises that the better for all involved.

But Jackula not in charge any more.....oh wait.... :whistling:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on May 21, 2016, 07:38:25 AM
Tell David to stop playing a smart man and arrange friendlies during the window where we can have a proper camp for our first team to play.. I don't want to see a national team flooded with connection players

David thinks he's smarter than everyone else, but he's not, just manipulative and scheming
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on May 21, 2016, 07:52:10 AM

I don't see why Hart would not want to play a game against Equatorial Guinea during a FIFA window and just call in a few new players?

Hart can't always expect to use the same players anyway or win all the time.

Its a friendly game, no one expecting you to win all the time.

Once the TTFA supporting it and all expense is covered, whats the issue?

In the past Hart himself was upset about not getting enough games and now he turning down games?

Come on.


Not the situation here. June 10 is not within the window.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on May 21, 2016, 07:57:49 AM
Warriors warns John-Williams to stay away.
T&T Guardian Reports.


...president stops training for meeting.

Members of the senior national team want T&T Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams to stay away from the team, and stop interfering with its management.

The Soca Warriors got the shock of their lives on Tuesday when John-Williams interupted their training session at the Ato Boldon Stadium, and asked their management team, including head coach Stephen Hart, to step aside so he could speak with them privately.

John-Williams then attempted to influence the players to play an exhibition match against Equatorial Guinea on June 10, despite the match being rejected by Hart.

The players say they were taken aback that the president of the Association could be so bold faced as to bypass the management team’s decision and attempt to deal with them. “What is the message this man sending to us? That he is the boss?,” asked one player who opted for anonymity.

The players told John-Williams that they were not in a position to make a decision and would respond to him later that evening, after discussing the issue with their management.

According to the players, once they learnt that Hart rejected the game, it was easy to arrive at their decision. “In the first instance, neither John-Williams nor any official of the TTFA has a right to be speaking with the members of the team without going through the management. We find that extremely distasteful and disrespectful, and president or no president, it was an awful choice.”

Sources say that John-Williams, who replaced Raymond Tim Kee as TTFA president on 29 November 2015, was also turned away by Hart when he attempted to stage the match.

“It simply did not make sense,” said one player, “We are involved in three matches against Peru, Uruguay and China on May 23 and 27 and June 3 respectively. The matches are being played in Lima and Montevideo, before we head to China for a match in Qin Huang Dao on June 3.

“It will be a real test for every single player, having to travel from China back home, and we are certain to be very tired after all that travel. We believe that our coach made the right decision in rejecting the match which John-Williams wanted to put on on June 10. That made no sense since we probably would still be leg weary.”

Contacted yesterday, Hart refused to comment on the incident and declined to confirm or deny whether it took place while John-Williams did not respond to calls.

I don't see why Hart would not want to play a game against Equatorial Guinea during a FIFA window and just call in a few new players?

Hart can't always expect to use the same players anyway or win all the time.

Its a friendly game, no one expecting you to win all the time.

Once the TTFA supporting it and all expense is covered, whats the issue?

In the past Hart himself was upset about not getting enough games and now he turning down games?

Come on.


Errol,

The coach has rightly explained that this is simply too many games in short window. From South America to China then back to TnT to play 4 matches in 18 days. Do you know what the required recovery time for a athlete is across these time zones?

Though these games are friendlies, they impact our FIFA World Rankings and you want to select what will likely not be our best players.  Have you considered how the potential results will affect our rankings and possibility of quality games next year?

The TTFA President who is also the owner of a professional club has shown that he either is ignorant of what are well known international standards for players health or he knows them but choosing to ignore them. The former suggests incompetence the latter a lack of responsibility.

The decision belongs with the Coach and his staff, not the purview of the President of TTFA.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: FF on May 21, 2016, 08:25:00 AM
The bottom line is, whether the coach right or wrong, he made his decision.

How you now will go behind his back to undermine his decision to get your way? Makes it seem like there is an ulterior motive. Whether financial or otherwise. Fill in the blanks.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on May 22, 2016, 12:11:27 AM
The bottom line is, whether the coach right or wrong, he made his decision.

How you now will go behind his back to undermine his decision to get your way? Makes it seem like there is an ulterior motive. Whether financial or otherwise. Fill in the blanks.

There is no wrong decision..

The only blank that happen is the one Hart rest on that idiot David..

For David it is always financial, there is no love for the national team, he wants caps for his players and basically money from Feds for friendlies outside the window so he don't have to contend with KJ and crew.. Easy for him to slot in his players and partners players..
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: weary1969 on May 22, 2016, 01:58:01 PM
He looking for a reason to dump Hart.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: MEP on May 22, 2016, 03:08:19 PM
He looking for a reason to dump Hart.

DJW might be acting like an idiot but I'm sure he's not an ass
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: coache on May 22, 2016, 10:29:27 PM
Stuarty will be in charge soon as Hart lose couple games..
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on May 23, 2016, 01:53:37 AM
Stuarty will be in charge soon as Hart lose couple games..

On the basis of winning de Lucozade, de Caribbean Cup, and de Pro League during the recently-concluded season?
Title: TTFA President aims to drive domestic football
Post by: Tallman on June 07, 2016, 07:35:13 PM
TTFA President aims to drive domestic football
TTFA Media


David John-Williams, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association wants to see an upward shift in the domestic football involving clubs across the board in Trinidad and Tobago.

With emphasis on player and coaching development and now overall club expansion, Williams has begun identifying development programs which he and the TTFA believes can aid local club football.

Among those are the FIFA Compensation Workshop which is scheduled for this weekend at Naparima College as well as other courses aimed at bringing benefits to local coaches and administrators which will be coming on stream in the coming months.

“Concacaf has introduced a club licensing program which will carry club football to a different level in terms of administration,” Williams told TTFA Media as he outlined some of the initiatives that will help lift local club football.

“The Concacaf Champions League is a good benchmark for the Trinidad and Tobago clubs to gauge where they are at administratively and of course on the pitch. Concacaf level demands a certain level of administration in terms of fields, in terms of lighting and all the stuff that is required at the Champions League level and this of course gives the Trinidad and Tobago clubs an opportunity to continue to aspire to play at that level and at the same time lift the level of club football administratively and on the field,” John-Williams told TTFA Media.

Two T&T clubs will be participating at the 2016/2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, Central FC and DirecTV W Connection. They will host top clubs such as Pumas FC, Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas FC for matches which will be aired live on Fox and ESPN. San Juan Jabloteh will join Central FC for the CFU qualifiers towards next year’s Champions League.

The upcoming National Super League promises to be another action-packed one with the national youth league also providing a stage for the upcoming talent.

John-Williams believes that with the Champions League being the pinnacle for local clubs, local players and coaches can learn a lot from following the progress of the T&T clubs at the Champions League level which leads to the FIFA World Club Championship.

“It’s an interesting match up for both Central FC and W Connection. It’s good preparation for the local players who are representing the national team. Champions League starts in early August, we have World Cup qualifiers in early September so I think they should get their games under the belts, the local players who are in coach Hart’s plans. It’s always good for the Trinidad and Tobago teams to play on the highest level of club football in the region which is the CONCACAF Champions League,” he said.

“It means a lot to the development of those players playing in the Champions League. They are exposed to a higher level of football, a serious environment and different crowds so it’s good for Trinidad and Tobago football in general,” John-Williams added.

The Club licensing program which T&T clubs will be exposed to is aimed at clarifying the outlines of the club football structure at national level and presenting a way forward towards greater professionalism in the entire CONCACAF region by using club licensing as a development tool, regardless of the participating country’s size and current development status.

It also extended the consultation process currently being carried out by FIFA with the confederations on reviewing the FIFA Club Licensing Regulations in order to create a club licensing system that ‎is global in nature. The system respects different club football structures that exist in each region, ‎is realistic and flexible enough to be adapted region to region and includes, as well as promotes, women’s football.

Professional football starts at the desk and while the major focus tends to be placed on coaches, players and officials, the club licensing program will now focus on other type professionals who contribute to the organizing of the leagues, venues and match-day experiences that will benefit the fans as well. FIFA has stated that the global club licensing framework is designed to improve club football by setting minimum standards in key areas such as stadium safety, fan experience and youth football development.

Juan Carlos Rojas, President of Costa Rican club Deportivo Saprissa explained “For instance we have a project in the club that we call “stadium experience”; we want people coming to our stadium to get a wonderful experience, so much so that they want to come back. Security, infrastructure or pricing are all crucial aspects. Understand that people can find other things to do than going to the stadium, so we need to invest in bringing them to us.”

https://www.youtube.com/v/DuqGnYVG24k
Title: CFU blanked as CONCACAF-backed David John-Williams calls in Member Associations
Post by: Tallman on June 10, 2016, 12:30:37 PM
Caribbean piracy: CFU blanked as CONCACAF-backed David John-Williams calls in Member Associations
By Paul Nicholson (insideworldfootball.com)


A fresh row has broken out in the Caribbean over what is being interpreted by national associations as back-door interference in the region’s affairs by regional confederation CONCACAF. The moves further undermine the management of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and its executive at a time when it has already seen its power base at the region’s top political table eroded and its membership split and marginalised.

The controversy broke out following an invitation by Trinidad and Tobago president David John Williams to presidents of CFU member federations to attend a two-day meeting June 17-18 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to discuss new developments and a pathway to the establishment of a Caribbean professional league.

The letter stated that all economy travel and hotel costs were being paid by CONCACAF with support from UEFA.

The meeting was being organised outside the governance of the CFU and without its knowledge or involvement. Insideworldfootball has learned that the funding was granted without the approval of the CONCACAF council.

The CFU and many of the Caribbean presidents have responded furiously at the move to circumvent the CFU structure in its own region, with some members saying that the professional league conversation is just a smokescreen for Williams to announce his candidacy for the CFU presidency, backed by the CONCACAF executive. The CFU election is less than two months away.

Victor Montagliani, newly elected president of CONCACAF, told Insideworldfootball: “This meeting is an initiative of an MA that is obviously our member and for the entire region (all 31 invited) not a select few.

“The  topic is of importance to not only the Caribbean but CONCACAF and FIFA.

“We support and as we move forward there will be a more detailed approach by CONCACAF but as an initial initiative this is a first step,” he said.

“The amount has been budgeted from our budget for member support and is not a directive from myself even though I support it.

“In the end CONCACAF is committed to an inclusive process with all our MAs of getting the Caribbean league to a reality.”

While CONCACAF is including all its Caribbean members with this support, it appears to be deliberately excluding the CFU, its officially recognised sub-regional association that organises all the region’s cross border competition. FIFA most recently announced that it would increasingly work with the sub-regional bodies at its Congress in Mexico City, and announced a package of financial support for those sub-regional bodies.

When the CFU questioned CONCACAF assistant general secretary Ted Howard he responded that Williams had approached them having had support funding already agreed by UEFA. As a result CONCACAF agreed funding from their resources as well but, he said, “we are not involved”.

However, high level sources at UEFA confirmed they had made “no such commitment” to Williams and that they had no intention of providing any finance due to what they interpreted as the potentially political nature of the meeting.

A professional Caribbean league has long been an ambition in the region which loses its best players, most often to Europe and the US. A concrete proposal and backing for a professional league would be a compelling vote winner in the region – though making it conditional on electing the ‘right’ president would be pushing the boundaries of governance very close to election-rigging.

CONCACAF, under Jeffrey Webb’s presidency, had established a heavyweight committee to look into the how a professional league could be established and funded in the Caribbean, but the work of that committee appears to have dried up. Williams was a member.

The concern being voiced by Caribbean members and some members of CONCACAF’s own council is that any support is being provided outside the agreed governance principles, and potentially for a political gain that would suit Williams. The financial support that has been granted was done so without the backing or knowledge of all the members of the CONCACAF council.

There is a further conflict of interest for Williams who owns one of Trinidad’s leading clubs and stands to benefit from a professional Caribbean league

Whichever way these issue now play out, it is clear that forces outside the Caribbean want to see a further dismantling of its previously strong political powerbase.

Three senior CONCACAF Council members have separately told Insideworldfootball that they want to see a change engineered at the top of the CFU and that their feeling was that president Gordon Derrick from Antigua had to be removed. He was already controversially excluded from the election for CONCACAF’s presidency in extremely dubious circumstances by FIFA with the suspicion that CONCACAF persuaded FIFA to do their dirty work for them.

One thing is certain, piracy in the Caribbean is alive and manipulating. The problem it seems that not all the pirates are wearing pirates clothing.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Mose on June 10, 2016, 12:38:05 PM
Hmm, it would also appear that not all the pirates are from the Caribbean.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on June 10, 2016, 03:11:10 PM
DJW has aligned himself with some powerful men in world football however he must be careful these men have their own agendas and usually let you take the fall when they're about to get caught in something.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on June 24, 2016, 08:13:38 PM
Montagliani, Gulati and Infantino manoeuvre Caribbean into submission
By Paul Nicholson (insideworldfootball.com)


Manipulation of football administration in the Caribbean is nothing new. But in a region desperate to shake off the long shadows of former presidents Jack Warner and Jeff Webb, the old ways of operating seem to be alive and kicking. They may have even taken a turn for the worse with regional confederation CONCACAF stepping into the game with the support of FIFA and its new president Gianni Infantino.

It is a new move in a powerplay that again questions the integrity of football’s regional and global governing bodies and the personal motivations and favours of their leading executives – in this case Infantino at the top of the FIFA tree, newly elected CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani and US Soccer Federation president and FIFA council member Sunil Gulati.

While Montagliani and Gulati will sit down this afternoon at a glitzy press conference in Times Square, New York, to doubtless bang the drum for their successful hosting of the Copa America Centenario, 31 of their CONCACAF member associations in the Caribbean will be wondering what the football future really holds for them and whether it is a bright one or in reality a removal from decision-making power and a consignment to the dustbin of world football and its development.

The controversy and battle for control of the Caribbean has been running for some months. The next steps in what looks like a ‘RICO-style’ conspiracy to remove control of Caribbean football from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), the regional sub-body, were taken in Trinidad last weekend when 17 member association presidents met under the auspices of establishing a new Caribbean professional league.

The meeting took place via the financial provision of CONCACAF, FIFA and UEFA, though UEFA say they provided no money and have no commitment to getting involved in Caribbean football politics.

Organised by Trinidad and Tobago football’s new president David John-Williams (pictured with Infantino), the invitations failed to extend to CFU president Gordon Derrick or general secretary Neil Cochrane. Though CONCACAF did have two observers at the meeting.

That John-Williams was even mandated to host the meeting is controversial in itself in that it is becoming evident that his election to the Trinidad and Tobago presidency broke election rules, and that FIFA knew rules were being broken but chose not to intervene.

Trinidad journalist Lasana Liburd wrote on this issue and his story gives full background at http://wired868.com/2016/06/24/djw-unplugged-an-illegal-ttfa-election-tacit-fifa-support-and-a-cfu-power-grab/

Trinidad’s John-Williams was a supporter of Infantino in the presidential elections in February and had surprised his Caribbean colleagues by declaring for him in Miami at a CFU meeting in January, a meeting that was convened to discuss CONCACAF and FIFA’s reform proposals and the candidates for the presidency.

Now it appears Infantino is making good on promises made to John-Williams to support his personal ambitions as the Trinidadian prepares for what has become a widely expected bid for the CFU presidency. A bid that is being supported centrally by CONCACAF and its North American rulers.

Infantino announced just 4 weeks ago at the FIFA Congress in Mexico that FIFA would be working through its confederations and sub-federations and providing $1 million of financial support annually to bodies like the CFU. A promise that is looking very hollow in the case of the Caribbean in light of the FIFA ad CONCACAF sponsored political manoeuvring that is currently taking place.

That Caribbean football would be enhanced by a competitive professional league is in no doubt. It is a project that has had a number of planning attempts, most recently by CONCACAF under Jeff Webb in 2014 when a task force was formed.

To attempt to organise that league outside the auspices of the CFU but with CONCACAF money that, in terms of governance protocol should have been funnelled through the CFU, raises serious questions about CONCACAF’s own reform and the integrity of its officers and president Montagliani. Montagliani was a member Francois Carrard’s FIFA reform committee, as well as a member of CONCACAF’s own reform body.

To not even invite the CFU to be part of the discussion borders on the unbelievable. More so when taking into account this brave new world of global football reform that CONCACAF, and Montagliani and Gulati in particular, have worked so hard to impress on the world’s media that they are in the vanguard of.

The answer to why the CFU has been excluded seems to lie in the north American (and US in principal) desire to get control of the CFU member association votes for their own political objectives. The Caribbean votes have often been king makers in FIFA elections in the past and while that block has now been split, it would be a powerful block to control in the future.

For the north Americans to take that control they need to replace current CFU president Gordon Derrick with their own man – in this case John-Williams.

In the recently completed CONCACAF elections Derrick was removed from the presidential race by FIFA who said that he had failed their integrity check. A highly dubious decision that FIFA was unwilling to explain though speculation at the time was that it was a decision made at the bidding of CONCACAF’s executive members and legal consultant Samir Gandhi. Speculation that has of course been denied.

Following the Trinidad meetings rumours have been circulating, emanating from attendees, that a similar move is being prepared by CONCACAF and FIFA to have Derrick removed from standing again for the CFU presidency. This would clear the way for a complete fracturing of Caribbean solidarity.

Ironically Derrick was a member of CONCACAF’s reform committee and in large part responsible for getting CFU members to agree to the reform proposals. Without that Caribbean support the proposals would never have been passed. But, frankly, the way the reform has been politically implemented subsequently makes a mockery of those reforms in the first instance.

The proposals put before the member associations at the Trinidad meeting outline a 14-team league with a three-year target revenue figure of $65 million, of which $18 million would be targeted to come as seed investment from FIFA.

In an increasingly politically charged Caribbean football world, associations will have to work out who is fooling who in this battle for power, whether financial promises are real and can be substantiated, and whether individual gain is greater than regional solidarity. Ultimately it is a battle for football sovereignty in the Caribbean associations.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 26, 2016, 05:34:19 PM
Where is Insider when you need him? :devil:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on July 07, 2016, 03:28:28 PM
Two heavyweights ...two giants of football administration and talk ...two men on a collision course David John-Williams the President of the TTFA  .....Lasana Liburd the leading sporting investigative journalist in the country come to I-Sports this Thursday the 7th July in an electrifying atmosphere presided over by the Fearless One Andre Errol Baptiste .. It is on at 6:15pm on i95.5fm where issues of CFU and TTFA will be settled once and for all ...some may be bruised some may be wounded but all will be ok with the fearless one on board.
http://www.i955fm.com/
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 07, 2016, 06:02:05 PM
Alternating pace and chaos in this discussion. Expedient governance v. good governance is at the center of the discussion.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on July 07, 2016, 06:16:45 PM
Alternating pace and chaos in this discussion. Expedient governance v. good governance is at the center of the discussion.

I opted not to listen anymore.  We can't seem to have a proper discussion....or what passes for discussion is really who could shout more than who and interjections galore.  It rude and just descends into babble.

I eh have time fuh dat nonsense. 
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 07, 2016, 06:31:44 PM
Alternating pace and chaos in this discussion. Expedient governance v. good governance is at the center of the discussion.

I opted not to listen anymore.  We can't seem to have a proper discussion....or what passes for discussion is really who could shout more than who and interjections galore.  It rude and just descends into babble.

I eh have time fuh dat nonsense.

Correct. That is a major component of how it played out. Helped in no small part by Andre's interjections.

It took a probe the size of the Mars rover to get DJW to state, unequivocally, that he is a candidate for the CFU presidency.

Albeit somewhat of an open secret, it is important that it be ventilated by the TTFA president ... without getting lost in abstractions, or in trying to control his message.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on July 07, 2016, 07:04:23 PM
Seeker just making sure comprehend what you said, he confirmed he's running for CFU president?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 08, 2016, 06:45:40 AM
Seeker just making sure comprehend what you said, he confirmed he's running for CFU president?

Yes, David John-Williams has confirmed his candidacy for the CFU presidency.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 08, 2016, 07:08:39 AM
Posters who listened to the program (some or all), should share what they heard for the benefit of those who did not have an opportunity to listen.  After all, the forum is stakeholders heaven, ent?

One area of discussion concerned the FIFA TMS workshop held in Costa Rica last month:

Quote
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association participated in a FIFA TMS Workshop held earlier this month at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Sharon O’Brien, on behalf of the TTFA, attended the workshop which was targeted to train and educate the TMS Association Managers and Club TMS managers on Annexe 2,3, and 6 of the FIFA Regulations and also the sanctions in breach of these regulations.

...

http://ttfootball.org/2016/06/27/ttfa-participates-in-fifa-tms-workshop/

Lasana Liburd observed that DJW's daughter, Renee, was also in attendance. Liburd sought clarification as to why RJW's presence was not mentioned in the release above. The clarification explained that RJW's presence was requested by CONCACAF.

Lasana indicated that he would be interested in seeing substantiation of the CONCACAF request or invitation.

It was shared that the CONCACAF request emerged based on RJW's prior participation at a similar forum.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on July 08, 2016, 09:32:37 AM
Seeker just making sure comprehend what you said, he confirmed he's running for CFU president?

Yes, David John-Williams has confirmed his candidacy for the CFU presidency.
Yes, it is stakeholders heaven here. Excuse my ignorance but I'm assuming he'll have to step down as TTFA president if he becomes the CFU president, or can he do both?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on July 08, 2016, 09:51:10 AM
Seeker just making sure comprehend what you said, he confirmed he's running for CFU president?

Yes, David John-Williams has confirmed his candidacy for the CFU presidency.
Yes, it is stakeholders heaven here. Excuse my ignorance but I'm assuming he'll have to step down as TTFA president if he becomes the CFU president, or can he do both?

He is de owner of a team in the T&T pro league AND he is the T&T Football Federation President and that somehow never disqualify him......being CFU President go stop him?

Doh be naive nah man
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on July 08, 2016, 12:46:44 PM
Not sure if he can but have not seen anything that says he CANT.

Currently, the President of CFU is Gordon Derrick, whom is the General Secretary of Antigua & Barbuda FA(ABFA). The President of the ABFA is Everton Gonsalves. It seems like CFU membership is a mix of Presidents and General Secretaries maybe dependent on size of Association.

However, it seems like the TTFA still need fixing before he make such a move
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Trini _2022 on July 09, 2016, 07:28:43 AM
http://wired868.com/2016/07/08/we-dont-need-the-ttfa-board-djw-and-salazar-lift-the-lid-in-explosive-i95-5-interview/

Taken from wired868

John-Williams and Salazar confirmed that all coaches and managers must re-apply for their current positions, even in cases where they had letters of appointment. It could mean that Hart can have his technical staff altered against his wishes.

Seems we have a next Warner
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 09, 2016, 09:00:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/X_58wPWBoBw

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on July 09, 2016, 09:15:13 AM
http://wired868.com/2016/07/08/we-dont-need-the-ttfa-board-djw-and-salazar-lift-the-lid-in-explosive-i95-5-interview/

Taken from wired868

John-Williams and Salazar confirmed that all coaches and managers must re-apply for their current positions, even in cases where they had letters of appointment. It could mean that Hart can have his technical staff altered against his wishes.

Seems we have a next Warner
Lasana keeping on their heels and exposing them. I'm looking forward to this interview once it's posted.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Trini _2022 on July 09, 2016, 11:05:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/X_58wPWBoBw



this not even on the ttfa website and another thing anyone notice Jamal shabazz is in TnT national team kit but he is head coach of guyana ...
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on July 12, 2016, 11:57:09 AM
CFU Announces Candidates for Upcoming Elections


12 July 2016
http://cfufootball.org/index.php/latest-news/9848-cfu-announces-candidates-for-upcoming-elections

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Delegates attending the XXXIX Caribbean Football Union Ordinary Congress on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Fl. will vote for an Executive Committee to lead the organization for the next four years.

The CFU president, Mr. Gordon Derrick, will seek another four-year mandate. He is being challenged by Mr. David John-Williams, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, and Mr. Hillaren Frederick, president of the United States Virgin Islands Football Association.

Mr. Cheney Joseph (Grenada, incumbent) and Mr. Osiris Guzman (Dominican Republic) are vying for the 1st Vice President position.

Mr. Rignaal Francisca (Curacao, incumbent) and Mr. Anton Sealy (Bahamas) are vying for the 2nd Vice President position.

Mr. Fabrice Baly (St. Martin) and Mr. Lyndon Cooper (St. Lucia, incumbent) are vying for the 3rd Vice President position.

Mr. Raymond Anderson (Jamaica), Mr. Richard Dijkhoff (Aruba) and Mr. Hillaren Frederick (USVI) are vying for the 4th Vice President position.

Nine individuals are in the race for the four spots as Executive Committee Member. They are Mr. Bruce Blake (Cayman Islands); Mr. Vernold Coombs (St. Vincent and the Grenadines); Mr. Hillaren Frederick (USVI); Mr. Randolph Harris (Barbados); Mr. Eric Labrador (Puerto Rico); Mr. Alain Mijdt (French Guiana); Mr. Maurice Victoire (Martinique); Ms. Jeaninne Wong Loi Sing (Bonaire); and Mr. Wayne Forde (Guyana).

The XXXIX Ordinary Congress will be held at Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel, Pan Am Ball Room, starting at 9:30 am.




Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Trini _2022 on July 12, 2016, 12:24:53 PM
I hope he does not win ....... time to get  him out now ........
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on July 12, 2016, 12:36:16 PM
I hope he does not win ....... time to get  him out now ........

With the backing of FIFA President Infantino....this is a done deal. 
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 12, 2016, 01:00:32 PM
Anyone having buyers' remorse?
Title: Tobago football boss: Focus on alliances before regional leadership
Post by: Tallman on July 12, 2016, 03:16:17 PM
Tobago football boss: Focus on alliances before regional leadership
Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


‘Lets not focus on Caribbean leadership as yet’, Anthony Moore, the Tobago Football Association (TFA) president and a member of the board of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) Anthony Moore said, in the wake of football association president David John-Williams’ pursuit of the leadership of the Caribbean Football Union.

Moore, considered a guru in finance, has called for the TTFA and the country to first build alliances with the regional territories, following the Jack Warner’s reign as CFU and Concacaf president for many years.

Moore was responding to John-Williams’ announcement on I95FM radio last Thursday in which he said he will be running for the leadership of CFU. Moore revealed that this decision by the TTFA president is without consultation of the board and the president has used TTFA funds to champion his cause.

He explained that while he did not have a problem with anyone seeking improvement, he reminded that football is a team sport, both on the field and at the administrative level. “I think what we have to do first is build alliances with our regional neighbours. We have built alliances in the past but that was under Jack Warner and that has totally been broken down now, so we have to do so all over again before we can think about going outside,” Moore told the Guardian.

The TTFA will, on Saturday hold a Special General Meeting at Naparima College, San Fernando, which will be a continuation from November 29 last year that was held soon after the Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers of the TTFA.

Moore explained that all financial accounts for the period 2008 to 2015 will be dealt with at the meeting, as well as concerns of the president’s strive for regional leadership.

“He will have to convince us how his pursuit of CFU leadership will be the best thing for the country, the sport and the T&T football federation at this point in time. One in which the TTFA is still attempting to be freed of the stigma of local and regional blunders in the past,” Moore said. Only recently John-Williams received a slap on the wrist from his board after singlehandedly deciding to support Gianni Infantino for the president of the world governing body for football-Fifa, Moore added, admitting they had shrugged it off as inexperience.

Quizzed if the board had been placed in a position where it had to support the goals of its president, Moore said no, noting that it will depend on the support of regional territories that will ensure that he get the CFU top spot.

He believes regional territories were severely hurt by that decision, which now enhances the need for John-Williams and the T&TFA to seek an audience with them to seek forgiveness and rebuild trust and support within the Caribbean. 

“Sometimes you take things for granted and if you want to know more about that, then you can just ask David Nakhid, who was expecting some of his regional partners to support him in the lead-up to the Fifa presidency, but some of them went against him,” Moore explained.

He dismissed a response from John-Williams on a radio programme last week that other regional territories had also voted individually. He said: “We are to stand firm as leaders and not show weakness because of the actions of others.”

Moore, is calling for John-Williams and the TTFA to seek regular communications with Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean territories to find a way on how to move forward. He said: “It is only when we garner this type of support, we can consider leading the Caribbean.”     
 
He calls for members to stay focus on first ensuring that are opportunities for young men and women and that the sport continue to grow locally before it can compete regionally and internationally.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on July 12, 2016, 03:40:51 PM
‘Lets not focus on Caribbean leadership as yet’, Anthony Moore, the Tobago Football Association (TFA) president and a member of the board of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) Anthony Moore said, in the wake of football association president David John-Williams’ pursuit of the leadership of the Caribbean Football Union.

That would require having the best interests of T&T football as a whole at heart.   
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: kounty on July 12, 2016, 08:40:31 PM
‘Lets not focus on Caribbean leadership as yet’, Anthony Moore, the Tobago Football Association (TFA) president and a member of the board of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) Anthony Moore said, in the wake of football association president David John-Williams’ pursuit of the leadership of the Caribbean Football Union.

That would require having the best interests of T&T football as a whole at heart.   
When I was young maybe I was naive, but I thought people like Jack was the exception rather than the rule. Now I lookin at the DJW shamelessly lookin after himself and his friends on a timecrunch.  Is that a reflection of T&T leaders, figures in authority, philosophy, culture, outlook on life today? Did people half expect something like this at election time?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Bakes on July 13, 2016, 06:04:43 AM
Anyone having buyers' remorse?

All of a sudden the last regime ent looking so bad anymore, ent?  Ah well, here's to 3 1/2 more years  :beermug:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 13, 2016, 06:10:57 AM
‘Lets not focus on Caribbean leadership as yet’, Anthony Moore, the Tobago Football Association (TFA) president and a member of the board of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) Anthony Moore said, in the wake of football association president David John-Williams’ pursuit of the leadership of the Caribbean Football Union.

Maybe there is some hope. This is one of the most sensible and pragmatic statement a TTFA official has made in a long time.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on July 13, 2016, 07:55:02 AM
Anyone having buyers' remorse?

All of a sudden the last regime ent looking so bad anymore, ent?  Ah well, here's to 3 1/2 more years  :beermug:
Bakes what's up boss? It's looking to me as if the interest of T&T football is not his main priority but rather a means to an end. I was hoping that if he wins The CFU position, he'll have to give up the TTFA one but it don't seem likely.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 13, 2016, 07:58:20 AM
Anyone having buyers' remorse?

All of a sudden the last regime ent looking so bad anymore, ent?  Ah well, here's to 3 1/2 more years  :beermug:

Bakes, Breds, you appeared this morning like flash of lightening. How you doing?  I must confess, I am one of them who drinking a petit quart everytime ah read about DJW recent exploits. But the  guy from Tobago makes a valid point about TT cleaning up and mending fences with  Carib counterparts, especially those from the English speaking Caribbean. No TT official will get the kind of trust after the damage done by Jack.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 13, 2016, 08:38:47 AM
With whom was Anthony Moore aligned during the TTFA election process?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Bakes on July 13, 2016, 12:49:47 PM
Bakes what's up boss? It's looking to me as if the interest of T&T football is not his main priority but rather a means to an end. I was hoping that if he wins The CFU position, he'll have to give up the TTFA one but it don't seem likely.

I good boss... yeah, unlikely that he'll have to give up the TTFA job.  Pity, DJW hardly qualified to run a mauby stand.  Imagine this man never even looked at the constitutional reforms that were passed before he ran for office.  No wonder it seemed so strange that he made "reform" a big part of his manifesto. 

Bakes, Breds, you appeared this morning like flash of lightening. How you doing?  I must confess, I am one of them who drinking a petit quart everytime ah read about DJW recent exploits. But the  guy from Tobago makes a valid point about TT cleaning up and mending fences with  Carib counterparts, especially those from the English speaking Caribbean. No TT official will get the kind of trust after the damage done by Jack.

Yeah Moore makes some good points but talk is cheap, it's up to the Board (the former ExCo) to push back and keep him in check.  See how easy they brush off the endorsement of infantino? "Inexperience" they chalk it up too.  Dem ent serious.  He knew exactly what he was (and is) doing.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 13, 2016, 02:26:18 PM
He knew exactly what he was (and is) doing.

Beyond the shadow of a doubt. He could see down the pike.

In some respects, DJW is a lion amongst several unsophisticated lambs (some of his CFU peers). Even if there are 'suspecting' lambs, they wouldn't know where to turn.

Eight months into the job, DJW knows how to count votes.

Tell allyuh what doh (channelling meh Nakhid) ... Better him than that traitor from the USVI, Hillaren Frederick?!!!  :devil:

Then when one considers the alternative is the Gordon Derrick status quo (whose standing to run appears to be a contradiction), DJW is going to pour cold water all over Anthony Moore, with Joanne Salazar supplying the ice.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 13, 2016, 02:41:28 PM
Look who is paying attention:

http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2016/07/13/john-williams-hit-300k-demand-unpaid-debts-eve-cfu-election/

JW had Andrew Jennings, looks like Nicholson is pivoting for DJW.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on July 14, 2016, 05:23:54 PM
Lasana Liburd and DJW on i95.5FM again
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on July 14, 2016, 07:19:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/_yj2rNZlp0Q
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: kounty on July 18, 2016, 05:40:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/_yj2rNZlp0Q
anybody provide a (text) summary of this one?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 19, 2016, 03:13:44 AM
TTFA willing to adopt more open approach.
T&T Newsday Reports.


THE TRINIDAD and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), for the first time under the presidency of David John-Williams held an open discussion forum with it stakeholders after the Extraordinary General Meeting at Naparima College on Saturday.

Several topics were discussed during the open forum which allowed members of the TTFA council to voice their opinions and share ideas pertaining to various matters.

Among those were the TT football calendar and the National Super League.

John-Williams later expressed satisfaction with the discussions.

“I think it was a very good session we had this morning, very open and frank views coming from the membership, the zones and the Super League and I think it is something very positive. We had some intense discussions on how we should structure football in Trinidad and Tobago, what is the best time for it and I am encouraged by it,” John-Williams said.

“It will take a lot of effort though, coming out of this meeting to reconvene another meeting as quickly as possible and get all the things that have been suggested at the meeting, to take place,” he added.

During the session, members were told about some of the undertakings by the TTFA under John-Williams’ presidency and there were calls for more of this type of information to be relayed on a consistent basis.

John-Williams commented: “I am not a person to trumpet the achievement under my administration and I take full responsibility for that. But I think now we may have to change that approach and let people know and let the stakeholders know what has been happening.

A lot of things have been happening behind the scenes at the TTFA and good things at that and I think now we have to improve our communication and let the stakeholders know all the positive things that are happening at the TTFA.” Morvant Caledonia AIA owner Jamaal Shabazz also relayed similar feelings on the way the discussions went on Saturday.

“I think it was important this discussion took place. The question of where football is going particularly in terms of development and competition was discussed. I think the views expressed by clubs from the Super League, people like Keith Look Loy and Kester Lendor and teams like WASA was important and it’s a good sign because we have got to move into that collective participation in terms of where football goes,” Shabazz noted.

“We have come out of an era where (Jack) Warner had the resources to buy the intellectual capacity.

Now we have come into a new era and I think that the new TTFA does not have the resources to buy the intellect so it must come from forums where people who have that intellectual capacity can bring forward their ideas and there have also be forums created where people can air their grouse, air their difference of opinion so they don;t have to run outside of the football fraternity and air their grievances.” Shabazz emphasized some more on the promising points arising from the meeting.

“Among the promising points raised was the need for the TTFA to address club development in the zones. That was an excellent point brought forward by Keith Look Loy. The question of not weakening strong structures to facilitate weak people but forcing weak structures to become strong and helping them to do that.

“The stabilising of the Super League and the calendar of the season, not just the Super League but also the Pro League and the Zonal competitions. How do we structure a calendar where everything falls in place and we become one organised unit was a critical point addressed and will certainly help going forward.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 19, 2016, 03:15:32 AM
Caribbean ambitions.
By Ian Prescott (Express).


By this Saturday, David John-Williams hopes to add the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president portfolio to his current role of Trinidad and Tobago Football Association president which he has held for just nine months.

It will be a meteoric rise for John-Williams, former chairman of four-time Caribbean champions Directv W Connection. On Saturday, John-Williams challenges incumbent, Gordon Derrick, of the Antigua-Barbuda Football Association and Hillaren Frederick, president of the United States Virgin Islands Football Association for the presidency at the XXXIX Caribbean Football Union Congress.

The CFU will hold its ordinary congress at the Pan Am Ballroom of the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel, in Miami, Florida, where delegates will vote for an executive committee to lead the organisation for the next four years.

Other contested positions will see Cheney Joseph (Grenada, incumbent) and Osiris Guzman (Dominican Republic) vying for the first vice-president position. Rignaal Francisca (Curacao, incumbent) and Anton Sealy (Bahamas) are vying for the second vice-president position.

Fabrice Baly (St. Martin) and Lyndon Cooper (St. Lucia, incumbent) are vying for the third vice-president position. Raymond Anderson (Jamaica), Richard Dijkhoff (Aruba) and Hillaren Frederick (USVI) are also vying for the fourth vice-president position.

Nine individuals are in the race for the four spots as executive committee member. They are Bruce Blake (Cayman Islands); Vernold Coombs (St. Vincent and the Grenadines); Hillaren Frederick (USVI); Randolph Harris (Barbados); Eric Labrador (Puerto Rico); Alain Mijdt (French Guiana); Maurice Victoire (Martinique); Jeaninne Wong Loi Sing (Bonaire) and Wayne Forde (Guyana).

John-Williams recently launched his manifesto and has proposed a new structure to the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), which will include a Board of Directors as policy makers, but implementation coming through its elected president. He also proposes improving the image and reputation of the CFU at the CONCACAF and FIFA levels, following charges brought against the last two CFU presidents, Trinidadian Jack Warner and Cayman Island’s Jeffrey Webb.

“Under my leadership, I am committed to undertaking this task and it will be one of my major objectives, if elected into office,” Williams said in his manifesto.

John-Williams has spent 34 years in the construction industry, but is primarily known for his role as head of the 17-year-old W Connection team. Among his objectives, John-Williams lists providing platforms for the ongoing development of Caribbean football; improving the standard of the game on the pitch and the administration; facility improvement and growing the sport’s fan base.

He also hopes to increase opportunities in the region to play professionally by the implementation of the Caribbean Professional Football League in the shortest possible time. John-Williams also proposes to rotate the Caribbean Cup, the national premier competition for national teams, “so as to ensure that member associations are allowed the opportunity to host this event.”

John-Williams is looking to set up a permanent home for Caribbean Football and secure on a four-year renewable basis, four gold sponsors, ten silver sponsors and 10 bronze sponsors to secure the income needed to support and sustain the CFU operations and programmes.

“The CFU already has a building purchased in Jamaica for this purpose which has been sitting idly for some three years. I plan to review this current situation to complete this project in the shortest possible time. The recruitment of additional qualified and competent staff is also required to be done by the CFU,” he has said.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 19, 2016, 05:25:21 AM
Quote
“We have come out of an era where (Jack) Warner had the resources to buy the intellectual capacity.

Now we have come into a new era and I think that the new TTFA does not have the resources to buy the intellect so it must come from forums where people who have that intellectual capacity can bring forward their ideas and there have also be forums created where people can air their grouse, air their difference of opinion so they don;t have to run outside of the football fraternity and air their grievances.” Shabazz emphasized some more on the promising points arising from the meeting.


Translation? Interpretation?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on July 19, 2016, 09:44:59 AM
Quote
“We have come out of an era where (Jack) Warner had the resources to buy the intellectual capacity.

Now we have come into a new era and I think that the new TTFA does not have the resources to buy the intellect so it must come from forums where people who have that intellectual capacity can bring forward their ideas and there have also be forums created where people can air their grouse, air their difference of opinion so they don;t have to run outside of the football fraternity and air their grievances.” Shabazz emphasized some more on the promising points arising from the meeting.

Asylumseeker,

I have no idea what Shabazz is trying to say and how it should be interpreted. I read it twice, I saw the interview and still not sure what intellectual capacity Jack Warner purchased and how that reflects on the current people within the TTFA.

I hope someone can truly explain and interpret.
Translation? Interpretation?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 19, 2016, 10:25:53 AM
buy the intellectual capacity.

Bribe!! that is the translation!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on July 19, 2016, 12:26:57 PM
Quote
“We have come out of an era where (Jack) Warner had the resources to buy the intellectual capacity.

Now we have come into a new era and I think that the new TTFA does not have the resources to buy the intellect so it must come from forums where people who have that intellectual capacity can bring forward their ideas and there have also be forums created where people can air their grouse, air their difference of opinion so they don;t have to run outside of the football fraternity and air their grievances.” Shabazz emphasized some more on the promising points arising from the meeting.

Asylumseeker,

I have no idea what Shabazz is trying to say and how it should be interpreted. I read it twice, I saw the interview and still not sure what intellectual capacity Jack Warner purchased and how that reflects on the current people within the TTFA.

I hope someone can truly explain and interpret.
Translation? Interpretation?
but comments on the main point of willingness to external ideas, transparency, improved communication and present operating structure should be more important, appreciated and definitely critized if proven to be untrue...not how Jack ran the business in past, we had Tim Kee et al since...consider the Personal opinion opionion of one individual (a Shabazz or anybody else), but lets consider the parts of that knowledable opinion that show us the stepping stone to get to our goal...depending on what our goals are.. For many getting to WC was a goal. Jack was successful in doing that, regardless, how many deals was made with the devil..we went and we not happy..so let us then determine what are our goals and development of the formulae and ingredients necessary to ensure our successful path( or paths) to such.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 19, 2016, 01:09:10 PM
DJW should be concentrating on uplifting the game as a whole and not just W Connection product. As much as I like Jabloteh playing in the Barataria Oval as their home field, how does that make our socalled proleague look. Why can't they ask the SanJuan corp. council and the govt to use one of the field(enclose it) in Aranguez, for them and Caledonia. Why can't they sit down with the POS city council and figure out a way to make a small enclosed field in the Savannah for Rangers and DF to play. Will that destroy the savannahs. Why the constant changing of the schedule. With only 10 teams, why the frigging season so dam long and boring? That is only a few. I will think about the rest of issues.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on July 19, 2016, 02:31:56 PM
DJW should be concentrating on uplifting the game as a whole and not just W Connection product. As much as I like Jabloteh playing in the Barataria Oval as their home field, how does that make our socalled proleague look. Why can't they ask the SanJuan corp. council and the govt to use one of the field(enclose it) in Aranguez, for them and Caledonia. Why can't they sit down with the POS city council and figure out a way to make a small enclosed field in the Savannah for Rangers and DF to play. Will that destroy the savannahs. Why the constant changing of the schedule. With only 10 teams, why the frigging season so dam long and boring? That is only a few. I will think about the rest of issues.
weather and lighting ?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 19, 2016, 02:58:57 PM
CFU elections: John-Williams pledges to tear house down and rebuild it brick by brick
By Paul Nicholson (insideworldfootball.com).


Trinidad and Tobago FA president David John-Williams, a challenger for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) presidency in elections to be held in Miami July 23, has released his manifesto to Insideworldfootball.

Based around a strong argument for the importance of developing professional football and a Caribbean Professional League as the leader of the CFU’s football development, he outlines a vision that would see the CFU undertake a major structural reform of its operations and constitution, and move its headquarters back to Jamaica where it already owns property.

“Football and sports have been my passion from my youth, and I have been extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to establish a Professional club in 1999. The success of the club has allowed it to represent the Caribbean Football Union at the CONCACAF level with some level of distinction since 2000,” he says.

“Being exposed to that level of competition, seeing how the game is administered, marketed, and played internationally, has afforded me insight into the demands of what is required to enable the Caribbean to successfully compete at the CONCACAF and world level.”

With a focus very much on increasing high level performance, he says his strategic objective is for the Caribbean to be represented at both the FIFA World Cup Finals and the World Youth Cup Finals from 2026 onwards.

To do this he says in his leadership pledge that he will “redefine the CFU’s vision, mission and core values”. The pledge also talks of the signing of an already prepared MOU with European governing body UEFA and the fostering of “a professional approach to football in all Member Associations, through the implementation of a Caribbean Professional Football League.”

The professional league is a constant theme throughout the manifesto.

In support of his overhaul of the governance structure of the CFU he says: “There is the need for a new constitution to be put in place in accordance with CONCACAF and FIFA’s guidelines. This should have been undertaken long before the current Congress. Within the first six (6) months of the new term these issues will be addressed.

“The process of refining the new statues will be undertaken in consultation with all members of the CFU and the relevant FIFA and CONCACAF representatives.”

All of this will be paid for out of an ambitious commercial sponsorship programme that will: “Identify, target, and secure on a four year renewable basis, 4 gold sponsors, ten silver sponsors and ten bronze sponsors to secure the income needed to support and sustain the CFU operations and programmes

“Secure a long term TV deal for the local and foreign rights for all CFU tournaments in particular our Men’s Caribbean Cup. Notwithstanding the capability of the negotiating team, the probability of securing such deals increases significantly if the senior men’s team from member countries ensures that they play as often as possible on FIFA match day windows at the same time improve in the FIFA rankings

“In the negotiation of sponsorship deals (kit deals, etc) we will consider the entire CFU region where possible as one organisation ‘from grassroots to the men senior national team’. Such an approach will ensure the sponsor gets maximum value for money and ensure a better package for Member Countries.”

This commercial task would be undertaken by a newly established media and marketing department that would:

– Assist in establishing and managing the recording of CFU National Teams International games and all CFU tournaments – It is my intention to have a recognised international Sports Marketing company to be responsible for securing top friendly international games for CFU National Teams;

– Assist in the promotion and marketing all football being played in the local leagues of CFU member Countries Enhancement and management of a new, dynamic, updated and informative CFU web site.

– Assisting in establishing, in collaboration with the respective Caribbean Governments, that each member country has a National Football Stadium to support its National Team program.

– To undertake to ensure that the Finals of our Premier competition The CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup is played on a regular basis in different CFU member countries facilitated so as to ensure that member associations are allowed the opportunity to host this event.

John-Williams also identifies priority projects including:

Moving the CFU headquarters and “improved staffing”
Improving the standard of women’s football across the region with the aim of moving towards a women’s professional league
Coach education and human resources development
Beach soccer and Futsal – not least ensuring that there is a legacy from the Beach Soccer World Cup to be hosted in the Bahamas in 2017
Education in the business of football
Improving the reputation of the CFU at CONCACAF and FIFA levels
John-Williams concludes his manifesto saying: “Sport in the region has been able to achieve what Politicians have been unable to do. This is supported by this single statistic:- Carifta (Caribbean Free Trade Association) was founded in 1965 by 3 countries namely Antigua/Barbuda, Barbados and Guyana. It transformed into CARICOM in the 1970’s at which time its membership was increased and presently stands at 13. It is amazing however that at the last Carifta games held in Grenada in 2016 boasted of a participation of 26 countries. The only CFU member countries missing from Carifta 2016 were Montserrat, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and St Martin.

“My dear Colleagues we must not miss this opportunity to implement once and for all a successful Caribbean Professional League. FIFA has publicly indicated their support for the proposed League. Our new CONCACAF President has echoed the same sentiments. We must now embrace this moment to show the World that the Caribbean is not just about “sun, sea and sand”. Our 31 voices must now be heard in unison and used to promote and enhance the game in the region. The security of the future of our young aspiring footballers in the region is the collective responsibility of all of us……”


Contact the writer of this story at moc.llabtoofdlrowedisni@noslohcin.luap
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 21, 2016, 02:39:40 AM
Busy schedule excites TTFA boss.
T&T Guardian Reports.


David John-Williams, president of the T&T Football Association is anticipating the next few weeks with bated breath as several of this country’s national teams and leading clubs enter into major competitions.

Soca Warriors coach Stephen Hart is likely to name his squad for two back to back 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala in Port-of -pain on September 2nd, and USA in Jacksonville on September 6th, in mid-August.

T&T Under-20 coach Brian Williams is working feverishly with his staff to prepare the team for the Caribbean Football Union Final Round qualifying phase in October in Curacao, while the national Under-15 Girls team is off to Disney, Orlando, Floria, USA for the CONCACAF Under-15 Championship.

The Under-17 boy’s squad is also gearing for the CFU Final Round of qualification to be played here in T&T in September, while the Caribbean Cup qualifiers semi-final round for the T&T Soca Warriors also takes place in October with the “Warriors” facing Dominican Republic and Martinique.

“It’s an interesting two months for us. Two teams from T&T involved in the Champions League playing at home in August and then right after that we have the big one. Guatemala.

“I had a meeting with coach Hart yesterday and he feels very positive about how things are happening,” John-Williams.

And then we see developments of Kenwyne Jones moving to the US and the possibility of him coming back into T&T. I think it’s exciting, challenging times but exciting.

The TTFA president also commended Scotiabank for partnering with the TTFA for its upcoming Grassroots Programme.

“I’m very thrilled with the Scotiabank sponsorship although it’s for a short period of time. They are supporting a very important part of football worldwide and particularly at the T&TFA with the grassroots programme,” he said.

The T&TFA also held an open forum discussion last Saturday with its stakeholders during which there were different matters discussed resulting in positive feedback that will see the organisation subsequently moving to have further consultations before taking final decisions.

Positive about CFU presidential chances

President John-Williams also addressed the topic of him vying for presidency of Caribbean Football Union (CFU) when he comes up against incumbent, Gordon Derrick, of the Antigua-Barbuda Football Association and Hillaren Frederick, president of the United States Virgin Islands Football Association.

The new president will be elected at the XXXIX CFU Congress taking place at the Pan Am Ballroom of the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel, Miami, Florida on Saturday.

“It has been well reported in the public domain that I am running for the CFU presidency. There have been a lot of negative reports but I remain very positive about my running for the CFU President.

“It is something that I have been asked to do, it’s not something that I set out to do. It’s a challenge that I have accepted as a result of people within the Caribbean asking me to put myself for the leadership of the CFU,” John-Williams said.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Peong on July 21, 2016, 09:16:49 AM
http://www.worldsoccer.com/news/caribbean-football-in-dire-financial-straits-as-election-looms-383757

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: royal on July 23, 2016, 05:19:37 PM
DJW loose to Derrick 12-18 in CFU elections.Derrick promise Caribbean  pro league and livestreamimg of CFU matches
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on July 23, 2016, 07:01:47 PM
This is fantastic news for TTFA. DJW needs to prove he can build a viable FA before running a Union. Hope confused Salazar lose as well
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: FireBrand on July 23, 2016, 07:49:43 PM
This is fantastic news for TTFA. DJW needs to prove he can build a viable FA before running a Union. Hope confused Salazar lose as well

She lost.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Bakes on July 23, 2016, 08:25:46 PM
DJW loose to Derrick 12-18 in CFU elections.Derrick promise Caribbean  pro league and livestreamimg of CFU matches

Pleasantly surprised.  Stunned really.  Infantino, Montagliani and John Williams conspired to achieve what they assumed would be a coronation. I won't call his name, but tireless lobbying behind the scenes by a true patriot to TnT and to local football, is likely what threw this monkey wrench in their plans.  I'm pleasantly surprised that most of the CFU membership was able to look past the naked ambition and snake oil potions being sold, to heed his warnings about AJW DJW.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: royal on July 23, 2016, 08:33:46 PM
DJW loose to Derrick 12-18 in CFU elections.Derrick promise Caribbean  pro league and livestreamimg of CFU matches

Pleasantly surprised.  Stunned really.  Infantino, Montagliani and John Williams conspired to achieve what they assumed would be a coronation. I won't call his name, but tireless lobbying behind the scenes by a true patriot to TnT and to local football, is likely what threw this monkey wrench in their plans.  I'm pleasantly surprised that most of the CFU membership was able to look past the naked ambition and snake oil potions being sold, to heed his warnings about AJW DJW.

ah heard some of the delegates didn't like de brash style of Williams. No Trinbagonian or Jamaican on the executive.   
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Bakes on July 23, 2016, 08:53:07 PM
ah heard some of the delegates didn't like de brash style of Williams. No Trinbagonian or Jamaican on the executive.   

That played a part no doubt, but Derrick owes a huge debt of gratitude to a Trini stalwart.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on July 23, 2016, 09:38:04 PM
Bakes and Royal

You guys know better, whatever the weapons forged we have to keep these weapons in our arsenal for the future because they will be needed.  A pleasure to see the Caribbean fight off IMG;  Infantino, Montagliani and Gulati. IMG is the new mafia aiming to control our votes and CONCACAF, we must stand together against this imperialism. Hope we have the belly for it.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on July 23, 2016, 09:40:19 PM
This is fantastic news for TTFA. DJW needs to prove he can build a viable FA before running a Union. Hope confused Salazar lose as well

She lost.

Great. Let them come home, hire a permanent Technical Director and General Secretary and try to implement those "manifesto" promises. We have 3 years to judge whether is just talk they have.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 23, 2016, 10:08:57 PM
ah heard some of the delegates didn't like de brash style of Williams. No Trinbagonian or Jamaican on the executive.   

That played a part no doubt, but Derrick owes a huge debt of gratitude to a Trini stalwart.

Who is the Trini stalwart?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: davyjenny1 on July 24, 2016, 01:07:27 AM
ah heard some of the delegates didn't like de brash style of Williams. No Trinbagonian or Jamaican on the executive.   

That played a part no doubt, but Derrick owes a huge debt of gratitude to a Trini stalwart.

Who is the Trini stalwart?
Mouth open Tory jump out. I say no more.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: davyjenny1 on July 24, 2016, 01:27:46 AM
I will say this, I think CFU will be cueing to separate themselves from concacaf and plead their case in order to get two spots at the WC. Let's see what happens in the up-coming years ahead.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on July 24, 2016, 06:05:20 AM
I will say this, I think CFU will be cueing to separate themselves from concacaf and plead their case in order to get two spots at the WC. Let's see what happens in the up-coming years ahead.

This is an intriguing concept. Are you saying this will be our retaliation for losing control of CONCACAF? Is it likely FIFA will accept USA, Mexico, Canada and UNCAF as Federation?

Is it practical?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: davyjenny1 on July 24, 2016, 07:43:25 AM
I will say this, I think CFU will be cueing to separate themselves from concacaf and plead their case in order to get two spots at the WC. Let's see what happens in the up-coming years ahead.

This is an intriguing concept. Are you saying this will be our retaliation for losing control of CONCACAF? Is it likely FIFA will accept USA, Mexico, Canada and UNCAF as Federation?

Is it practical?
First of all I don't know what will take place but CFU must be willing to breakaway and then go from there.
From a positive onset. At present, Concacaf are guaranteed 3.5 spots. If CFU breakway and look to seek 2 spots then Central and North America could seek 2 spots as well. Having no control of Concacaf may or may not be an issue but there are enough votes in the CFU to go forward and seek these 2 spots.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on July 24, 2016, 08:40:10 AM
Derrick beats John-Williams 18-12 for CFU presidency
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


David John-Williams, the defeated CFU presidential candidate at yesterday’s 39th Congress of CFU at the Sheraton Hotel in Miami, USA, is being advised to fix his house first before attempting to build one in his neighbour’s yard.

The comment comes from local coaches Keith Look Loy and Angus Eve in the wake of John-Williams’ 18-12 loss to incumbent Gordon Derrick in the election race, inspite of the support the TTFA boss had received from FIFA president Gianni Infantino, UEFA and the CONCACAF.

John-Williams’ campaign was built on promises he made to the region that included a Caribbean Professional Football League, change in financial management that would lead to economic opportunities for regional territories and assistance from UEFA on coaching and refereeing among others.

Yesterday, however, both coaches described it as a lesson for the embattled TTFA president to fix local football first by doing what he promised in his manifesto.

According to Look Loy, while Derrick, who has been at the helm of regional football for many years and has done very little, he was still able to get the support of the Caribbean.

“I was not surprised by John-Williams’ defeat at all because he is a new face and it showed that his support from FIFA, UEFA and Concacaf was not enough, but I must say that Derrick’s presidency leaves a lot to be desired and he has a whole lot to do in regional football” Look Loy explained. 

The Sports & Games Santa Rosa FC coach described it as ludicrous that John-Williams would seek election to the CFU, having done nothing to enhance local football.

Eve said John-Williams may have been affected by a number of blunders he made during his short stint in office to date, which includes the attempts to meet players on the national team against the will of the head coach, the alleged decision making actions without approval and consulting the TTFA board of directors, delay in dealing with issues of unpaid salaries to national coaches, failure to address a lack of  subventions to regional associations and his decision to singlehandedly break-up the regional voting block during effort to support current FIFA president Infantino during the February FIFA elections.

Eve pointed out that: “All this and more may have painted a picture to regional territories that they prefer Derrick, despite what he has done, or not done so far, as oppose to John-Williams and what he is promising and the manner in which he wants to do it.”

He added: “I think John-Williams has done a great job with W Connection, but that is his club and he cannot afford to operate within the TTFA as he is doing there. There is a lot to be done to help local football and he cannot do it on his own, but rather he has to consult his members.”   

The former Mucurapo and national stand-out told the Sunday Guardian that he was not sure if the choice of Derrick as president will make a difference in regional football, saying our region is in turmoil as is the entire football world and it seems that it is hard to get someone that you can trust to conduct the affairs of football in all the regions for football to benefit.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Bakes on July 24, 2016, 09:50:53 AM
I will say this, I think CFU will be cueing to separate themselves from concacaf and plead their case in order to get two spots at the WC. Let's see what happens in the up-coming years ahead.

I don't think this is a very viable concept.  The CFU isn't strong enough from neither a competitive, nor a political standpoint to stand on its own as a Confederation.  Not that we would need to break away, we have enough votes to control CONCACAF, we just can't seem to avoid shooting ourselves in the foot when it comes to wielding that clout.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on July 24, 2016, 11:30:28 AM
I will say this, I think CFU will be cueing to separate themselves from concacaf and plead their case in order to get two spots at the WC. Let's see what happens in the up-coming years ahead.

I don't think this is a very viable concept.  The CFU isn't strong enough from neither a competitive, nor a political standpoint to stand on its own as a Confederation.  Not that we would need to break away, we have enough votes to control CONCACAF, we just can't seem to avoid shooting ourselves in the foot when it comes to wielding that clout.

This is the critical point, how the hell can a Canadian be leading CONCACAF? It shows how impotent we are.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 25, 2016, 07:42:09 AM
He knew exactly what he was (and is) doing.

Beyond the shadow of a doubt. He could see down the pike.

In some respects, DJW is a lion amongst several unsophisticated lambs (some of his CFU peers). Even if there are 'suspecting' lambs, they wouldn't know where to turn.

Eight months into the job, DJW knows how to count votes.

Tell allyuh what doh (channelling meh Nakhid) ... Better him than that traitor from the USVI, Hillaren Frederick?!!!  :devil:

Then when one considers the alternative is the Gordon Derrick status quo (whose standing to run appears to be a contradiction), DJW is going to pour cold water all over Anthony Moore, with Joanne Salazar supplying the ice.

 :whistling:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on July 25, 2016, 11:41:07 AM
DJW and Salazar with only TTFA posts is the best thing to happen to our football administration in 5 years. Lets hold their feet to the fire..page 1 of his Manifesto can he deliver
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 25, 2016, 11:43:49 AM
I will say this, I think CFU will be cueing to separate themselves from concacaf and plead their case in order to get two spots at the WC. Let's see what happens in the up-coming years ahead.

I don't think this is a very viable concept.  The CFU isn't strong enough from neither a competitive, nor a political standpoint to stand on its own as a Confederation.  Not that we would need to break away, we have enough votes to control CONCACAF, we just can't seem to avoid shooting ourselves in the foot when it comes to wielding that clout.

This is the critical point, how the hell can a Canadian be leading CONCACAF? It shows how impotent we are.

Jack poisoned the well, Breds!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 09, 2016, 03:08:07 AM
John Williams: I’ll resign if allegations are proven.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


David John-Williams, president of the T&T Football Association has promised to resign as president of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) if any of the accusations made against him can be proven by anyone.

The football association boss has been the subject of a major criticisms for his management style, ranging from claims that he used monies belonging to the TTFA to fund his campaign for presidency of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) recently in July, to accusations by former sports commentator Selwyn Melville that the association filed for trademark in the United States and Europe for the ownership of the ‘Soca Warriors’ brand.

The embattled president denied he ever instructed anyone, neither did he make attempts on behalf of the association for ownership of the ‘Soca Warriors’ name and called on those making allegations to provide proof, saying he could not comment further on the matter as it was gaining the attention of the courts.

Melville, who has been in a battle with the football association for ownership of the ‘Soca Warriors’ name, dating back to the Jack Warner era, claimed in a newspaper report that the proceedings started under the Raymond Tim Kee-led TTFA and was continued by the John-Wiliams administration.

He also lashed out at the media for, what he considered as, taking a biased position against him.

John-Williams: “They have reported that TTFA monies were used to fund my campaign for CFU presidency, so I am challenging the reporter to bring evidence of this and I will resign. It is all being lapped up by the public but all will be revealed in the fullness of time.” 

In the whirlwind of accusations since becoming president last November, the TTFA boss was also the subject for allegedly walking into a national team practice session at the Ato Boldon Stadium in May and addressing the players privately, though coach national coach Stephen Hart and members of his staff were there.

Reports stated he asked Hart and other staff members to step aside before he attempted to convinced them to accept an international friendly match against Equatorial Guinea on June 10, which the players had rejected.

Yesterday, John-Williams made it clear it was a blatant lie. “Can you actually see the president of the football association walking into a training session and addressing players without the coach? Can you imagine that?” John Williams asked. As his tone had already signalled the answer.

He pointed out to the T&T Guardian: “They have accused me of being a dictator and making decisions without consultation with the TTFA Board and they have said appointments have been made in the TTFA against the constitution that governs us, so I say to them all, to bring the proof.”

He added: “I have turned down the opportunity to run for TTFA president on four occasions and it is not a paying position, so I can walk away from this in the morning and not be concerned. However, I have given a commitment to assist in the development of local football and I am doing so. For now I am taking the pressure, but history will absolve me and all will see me for who I am truly. I await the evidence, now,” he ended.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: FF on September 09, 2016, 05:07:50 AM
oh oh  :-\

I hope this is the author's tone and not DJW.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 09, 2016, 05:49:56 AM
DJW loose to Derrick 12-18 in CFU elections.Derrick promise Caribbean  pro league and livestreamimg of CFU matches

Pleasantly surprised.  Stunned really.  Infantino, Montagliani and John Williams conspired to achieve what they assumed would be a coronation. I won't call his name, but tireless lobbying behind the scenes by a true patriot to TnT and to local football, is likely what threw this monkey wrench in their plans.  I'm pleasantly surprised that most of the CFU membership was able to look past the naked ambition and snake oil potions being sold, to heed his warnings about AJW DJW.

Call names. Ent patriots deserve recognition? :P
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Adam Lake on September 09, 2016, 09:11:04 AM
I missing somethin here.... Why Selwyn Melville battling the TTFA for ownership of 'Soca Warriors' name...?   ??? ???
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando on September 09, 2016, 09:47:17 AM
John Williams: I’ll resign if allegations are proven.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


David John-Williams, president of the T&T Football Association has promised to resign as president of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) if any of the accusations made against him can be proven by anyone.

The football association boss has been the subject of a major criticisms for his management style, ranging from claims that he used monies belonging to the TTFA to fund his campaign for presidency of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) recently in July, to accusations by former sports commentator Selwyn Melville that the association filed for trademark in the United States and Europe for the ownership of the ‘Soca Warriors’ brand.

The embattled president denied he ever instructed anyone, neither did he make attempts on behalf of the association for ownership of the ‘Soca Warriors’ name and called on those making allegations to provide proof, saying he could not comment further on the matter as it was gaining the attention of the courts.

Melville, who has been in a battle with the football association for ownership of the ‘Soca Warriors’ name, dating back to the Jack Warner era, claimed in a newspaper report that the proceedings started under the Raymond Tim Kee-led TTFA and was continued by the John-Wiliams administration.

He also lashed out at the media for, what he considered as, taking a biased position against him.

John-Williams: “They have reported that TTFA monies were used to fund my campaign for CFU presidency, so I am challenging the reporter to bring evidence of this and I will resign. It is all being lapped up by the public but all will be revealed in the fullness of time.” 

In the whirlwind of accusations since becoming president last November, the TTFA boss was also the subject for allegedly walking into a national team practice session at the Ato Boldon Stadium in May and addressing the players privately, though coach national coach Stephen Hart and members of his staff were there.

Reports stated he asked Hart and other staff members to step aside before he attempted to convinced them to accept an international friendly match against Equatorial Guinea on June 10, which the players had rejected.

Yesterday, John-Williams made it clear it was a blatant lie. “Can you actually see the president of the football association walking into a training session and addressing players without the coach? Can you imagine that?” John Williams asked. As his tone had already signalled the answer.

He pointed out to the T&T Guardian: “They have accused me of being a dictator and making decisions without consultation with the TTFA Board and they have said appointments have been made in the TTFA against the constitution that governs us, so I say to them all, to bring the proof.”

He added: “I have turned down the opportunity to run for TTFA president on four occasions and it is not a paying position, so I can walk away from this in the morning and not be concerned. However, I have given a commitment to assist in the development of local football and I am doing so. For now I am taking the pressure, but history will absolve me and all will see me for who I am truly. I await the evidence, now,” he ended.

DJW not that stupid.

People in T&T like to talk without facts.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on September 09, 2016, 09:49:08 AM
John Williams: I’ll resign if allegations are proven.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


David John-Williams, president of the T&T Football Association has promised to resign as president of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) if any of the accusations made against him can be proven by anyone.

The football association boss has been the subject of a major criticisms for his management style, ranging from claims that he used monies belonging to the TTFA to fund his campaign for presidency of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) recently in July, to accusations by former sports commentator Selwyn Melville that the association filed for trademark in the United States and Europe for the ownership of the ‘Soca Warriors’ brand.

The embattled president denied he ever instructed anyone, neither did he make attempts on behalf of the association for ownership of the ‘Soca Warriors’ name and called on those making allegations to provide proof, saying he could not comment further on the matter as it was gaining the attention of the courts.

Melville, who has been in a battle with the football association for ownership of the ‘Soca Warriors’ name, dating back to the Jack Warner era, claimed in a newspaper report that the proceedings started under the Raymond Tim Kee-led TTFA and was continued by the John-Wiliams administration.

He also lashed out at the media for, what he considered as, taking a biased position against him.

John-Williams: “They have reported that TTFA monies were used to fund my campaign for CFU presidency, so I am challenging the reporter to bring evidence of this and I will resign. It is all being lapped up by the public but all will be revealed in the fullness of time.” 

In the whirlwind of accusations since becoming president last November, the TTFA boss was also the subject for allegedly walking into a national team practice session at the Ato Boldon Stadium in May and addressing the players privately, though coach national coach Stephen Hart and members of his staff were there.

Reports stated he asked Hart and other staff members to step aside before he attempted to convinced them to accept an international friendly match against Equatorial Guinea on June 10, which the players had rejected.

Yesterday, John-Williams made it clear it was a blatant lie. “Can you actually see the president of the football association walking into a training session and addressing players without the coach? Can you imagine that?” John Williams asked. As his tone had already signalled the answer.

He pointed out to the T&T Guardian: “They have accused me of being a dictator and making decisions without consultation with the TTFA Board and they have said appointments have been made in the TTFA against the constitution that governs us, so I say to them all, to bring the proof.”

He added: “I have turned down the opportunity to run for TTFA president on four occasions and it is not a paying position, so I can walk away from this in the morning and not be concerned. However, I have given a commitment to assist in the development of local football and I am doing so. For now I am taking the pressure, but history will absolve me and all will see me for who I am truly. I await the evidence, now,” he ended.

DJW not that stupid.

People in T&T like to talk without facts.



dais why I don't take on people with baseless allegations. DJW is right on this particular issue.
.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando on September 09, 2016, 09:53:54 AM
DJW doing a very good job if you asked me, give credit where credit is due, you dont hear coaches and players crying for money and now we are getting more games too.

Keep up the good work David and to hell with the haters.

Time to plan for the Caribbean Cup, lets hear it, its approaching soon, we need to win this one.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 16, 2016, 03:35:31 AM
John-Williams: Hart will be judged on the field.
T&T Guardian Reports.


David John-Williams, the T&T Football Association (TTFA) president has moved fast to allay fears that national football coach, Canadian Stephen Hart will be replaced by Stuart Charles Fevrier of  W Connection coach, the club he owned in the T&T Pro League up until he became president of the TTFA.

In an interview yesterday with CNC3, the TTFA boss described it as rumours and made it clear Hart will be judged on the field as all other coaches are.

“This all started before I became president. I headed W Connection Football Club and I had a good relationship with Stuart Charles. He was an ex-national coach and it was put out in the public that if I became president that I would replace Stephen Hart. Well I would be a mad man if I had done that because Hart was doing relatively well in the job at that time and was getting results.”

He noted, “I want to put it to rest that I have a very frank relationship with Hart and I told him that he will be judged by the results on the pitch. Every coach is judged by his results on the field.”  Under Hart, the Soca Warriors have earned a place in the hex after finishing second behind the United States in Group C on 11 points.

The result means the Soca Warriors will begin against Concacaf giants Costa Rica in the final round where no mistakes will be tolerated as John-Williams responded to concerns of players breaking camp ahead of crucial World Cup Qualifiers.

His comments came as news circulated that midfielders Joevin Jones and Kevin Molino, and defender Mekeil Williams broke the team’s curfew before the Guatemala encounter at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on September 2, to attend a boat cruise on August 31.

Hart later told the media that the players received hefty fines for their actions, saying it was dealt with internally, as teams usually deal with matters.

John Williams said his association received the report from the team’s management recently and will go through it in depth before a decision is made. He expressed disappointment by the behaviour of the players before such a crucial match, saying,  “Getting to the hex in the first place was very important for us as an administration and a country and getting to the World Cup will be even more important to us.”

He said regardless of what is the outcome, its what actions are taken against the players, I hope it will be a lesson learnt and we will not have such a repeat going into the hex again.

Meanwhile, John Williams revealed that a big name international coach will be recruited to head the country’s Women’s Football programme soon. He reconfirmed his association’s commitment to women’s football saying they have invested heavily into the local game. 

According to John Williams women’s football has become very popular worldwide, as well as beach soccer and futsal, and therefore they have been in contact with top coaches to take over the programme and get it jump started. “People saw that we were hammered in the under-15 tournament but that is just the start.”

Video -

John Williams journey so far as TTFA president (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4_Z8UT6m9U)

Title: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Big Magician on November 14, 2016, 04:42:19 AM
Would you do this as the President of the TTFA ??

After the match vz Costa Rica... me and Small Magician walking out our seats in the covered stands..
and right there in the middle of hundreds of disappointed fans...is the President of the TTFA..His " Interim Technical Director " and the long standing coach of " HIS" club team ..involved in a very LOUD and ANGRY discussion of the TnT National Coach tactics and substitutions... and ah mean LOUD eh..LOUDDD..for ALL to hear...comments like " HE DOES ALWAYS DO DAT "..." HOW YUH GO PUT ON HE FOR HE "..." WE HOME ".. " HE EH GIVE WE A CHANCE "...

Now dont get me wrong... its not a matter if the points were right or wrong... but cant you do that in your official office or private box ??.. or when the so called Technical committee meets ??.. or even in some fu#king Rum Shop later in the night ??... is it right to do that in front of all the fans walking out ??

Man i had to slightly subdue Small magician when he had a go at them telling them the same " Talk dat in your office man..."

yes maybe they were as disappointed just as us...BUT...show some class man...cant see this happening at Wembley...or in Iceland.. or Albania...sorry...show some class man...
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 14, 2016, 06:19:58 AM
Saw it. Heard it. Formed conclusions from that ... lehwe say, "episode".

Forgot to answer your question: NO!
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: injunchile on November 14, 2016, 07:32:40 AM
It seems to me that if T&T don't win/ Draw in Honduras - Crapaud smoke Hart pipe. Same ole same ole- Another day.
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Mose on November 14, 2016, 10:20:52 AM
It seems to me that if T&T don't win/ Draw in Honduras - Crapaud smoke Hart pipe. Same ole same ole- Another day.

So it would seem. If that is the plan, then my hope is that they replace him with someone of the stature/quality of a Don Leo, because, frankly I don't see them getting better results with anything less.

But here's hoping that this is not the case and they're going to live or die with SH through this cycle.
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: ON DE BLOCK on November 14, 2016, 10:38:34 AM
 we at a stage where everything is Hollywood and acting, behind the scenes could very well be script writers plotting???
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: soccerman on November 14, 2016, 10:48:10 AM
It clearly shows he does not support Hart. I agree Big Mag, classless!
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Thomo on November 14, 2016, 01:15:34 PM
Absolute scumbag displaying unprofessional behaviour!!
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Palmer on November 14, 2016, 01:20:53 PM
I was standing right there listening him ranting i jus shake my head and walk away
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: palos on November 14, 2016, 03:26:56 PM
Deeks? Andre Samuel? Sando prince?  ;)
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Controversial on November 14, 2016, 06:15:57 PM
Broughtuosy not present lol  :D

David is a liar, he will preach one thing to the media and fans and bad talk behind people back... Crabs in a barrel, hence the reason Trinidad is the way it is... These idiots cannot support one another..

We lost the game but like I said previously, Costa Rica is ordinary and can be beaten...
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Deeks on November 14, 2016, 06:34:49 PM
Contro, yes CR could be beaten. We should have done that last Friday.
But to say CR is ordinary is a bit farfetched.
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: MEP on November 15, 2016, 12:42:16 AM
so wait all ah allyuh stand up dey and lissen to de man and nobody pull out ah cell phone to record him and put him on blast....
by de way let me remind you'll again allyuh ask for that....
Anyway, what do you expect a complete lack of professionalism ..we say that when he approached the team during training...
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Deeks on November 15, 2016, 07:15:14 AM
Palos, I was not there and it was not recorded. But if that is true, then it shows the man true colors. If that is true, then them guys have to find a way to win for SH, or he is gone. Some people in power could care less what they say in public. Jack in the past and currently Donald. But the coach has to come up with a plan and also motivate this team to pull off a win. Boa Sorte! God Bless.
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: soccerman on November 15, 2016, 10:47:23 AM
If it is true??? We have a few witnesses from this forum who were right there and accounted for it. I wonder if he acted like that with Connection was outclassed and outplayed by 2nd string MLS teams?
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Big Magician on November 15, 2016, 11:20:37 AM
if is true ??..hahhaha...lord...anyhow... come on boys...vibes it up
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: ON DE BLOCK on November 15, 2016, 02:12:55 PM
If it is true??? We have a few witnesses from this forum who were right there and accounted for it. I wonder if he acted like that with Connection was outclassed and outplayed by 2nd string MLS teams?

this is what DJW knows about, true story from inside a dressing room of a "pro league" team in a foreign country,

man walks in dressing room with envelopes of US$ , nobody says a word, team go's out on the field and throw the game....
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 15, 2016, 07:10:19 PM
DJW will become the first federation president to run a national federation AND coach a NT. Hearing of such a 'forward-thinking', lucrative move (articulated as a cost-cutting measure), The Donald will express an interest in DJW's ability to brush off fears of conflicts of interest, expressions of cronyism, and concerns of non-adherence to protocol.

He'll say: "Have you met Ivanka? Let me introduce you to Ivanka. I'm working on her Top Secret clearance. Want one?"

He'll say: "David, you're a GREAT guy. We business guys understand each other. Let me introduce you to Vladimir, HE'LL get you to Russia, but you'll have to cut back on that Chinese money (curiously, what Americans call US currency owned by business interests from China) you've been taking."

DJW: "Спасибо, Mr. Trump ... buh how you ... HOW do you know about that?"

DT: "I AM the leader-in-waiting of the Free World, David (Vladimir's people told me. Great people). Thank me by introducing me to your secretary.

DJW: Mr. Trump, I said new 'GENERAL' secretary."

DT: "Aww, that's no fun. I hear 'secretary' and I get all Howard Stern. [Someone get Billy Bush on the secure line].

DT: "David, hire a woman. Hire a woman".

DJW: "So the introduction to Vladimir thing ... Joanne? Joanne!!!! Come nah! Meet Mr. Trump. Perhaps you recognize him.

JS: Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Controversial on November 16, 2016, 03:00:54 AM
Eat ah food type of mentality back home.... like I said corruption is rampant back home and in our sports..
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Bakes on November 16, 2016, 12:43:25 PM
Apparently jealous of the new leadership of the TTFA, the US went out last week and elect Donald Trump president.  Not to be outdone by the yellow and orange combover, David Jack Warner beats his chest and thrashes about the bush in vain attempt to regain the narrative.
Title: Re: CLASSLESS..TTFA President.
Post by: Insider on November 16, 2016, 01:10:16 PM
Shabazz, Isa all of them have the football in a mess in T&T. Look at the Women, Girls team, U17 Boys and the U20 do. All under the TD and nobody questioning anything.

The U20 gone to Curacao and taking players who not registered.

DJW telling people Shabazz not involved and yet he went Panama to organize the camp for the U20

DJW says one thing in meetings and then ask for a private meeting with his crew and bad talk certain staff members trying to fire certain people. I can't call names.

Andre Samuel is now DJW mouthpiece.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 08, 2016, 06:10:26 AM
In his comments at the press conference yesterday, Mr. John-Williams stated there were 15 to 20 to 25 applicants for the position of head coach of the NT. This lack of specificity was (1) notable and (2) unfortunate. It detracted from transparency and clarity in sharing a basic element of the behind-doors process, and somehow undermined the TTFA' s prior mention of 29 applicants for the job.  Fifteen (15) being half of thirty (30), it's difficult to get the one confused with the other. I am hopeful that the media asked the pertinent questions at their private question time.

Why does any of this matter? Certainly because doubt has been cast as to whether there is sufficient arms-length between the president's budgetary considerations and the Technical Committee's technical-tactical considerations.

As much as I see that Saintfiet is being sold as a junior or cheaper Troussier, it's difficult to assert that the number of applicants for the position is a positive reflection of the regard in which T&T football is held, and still have such a chasm in quality between your asserted candidate of first choice and your selected candidate of second choice.

Anyone left with the conviction that Victor Montagliani, in his capacity as president of the Canadian federation, would have endorsed Saintfiet's appointment for the Canadian NT?

This guy is no Benito Floro, and he is no Stephen Hart. Jamaica wouldn't hire him.

I am hopeful that the private media conversation resulted in a sharing of metrics other than affordability.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: trini_stallion on December 08, 2016, 09:26:20 AM
Former national coaches Alvin Corneal and Everald “Gally” Cummings have rubbished the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) latest head coach selection, calling it “disrespectful” to the entire country and saying the decision just didn’t make sense.
Yesterday, TTFA president David John-Williams announced the hiring of Belgium-born Tom Saintfiet, a coach with a plethora of short-term employment stints with low-level football-playing countries.
His last job was with the 187th-ranked Bangladesh team.
“I am not in agreement with having a foreign coach at this time simply because it is an exercise in futility. Foreign coaches can’t walk in here and pick up national players and get them to gel as a team, especially when you don’t have a lot of time,” Corneal said, adding that a coach whose previous assignment was with Bangladesh, makes the selection even more questionable.
“Why are you burdening us with him and you don’t even know him. know anything about (him),” Corneal said. “It is unfair and a disrespect to our local coaches. That is my biggest problem because I feel it for the young coaches who are aspiring to the national level, you not even recognising them but bringing somebody who has no track record of note.”
Corneal, who said he is still smarting from the disrespect shown to dismissed coach Stephen Hart, said the TTFA is “throwing good money at a bad deal” with this latest appointment.
“If we are realistic we would get one or two good local coaches and get the training going. If it (the World Cup campaign) doesn’t succeed, at least we know we will have players mostly between the ages 23-27 trained properly. They would have trained a few months together, played two CFU matches and eight international matches which could form the foundation of the 2022 campaign.”
He added: “This right now is a no-win situation. I am disappointed because the people who are making these decisions, I am not sure they are qualified to make them. I mean no disrespect to any of them but if you take the responsibility of finding a national coach for our country, my God, you got to know something about it,” Corneal said.
“It is even disrespect to the man that is coming. We must not let the TTFA get away with that or else they will take our football down the drain, it doesn’t make good sense.”
Coach of the famed “Strike Squad,” Everald “Gally” Cummings said: “I don’t know the coach. I never heard about him, I don’t like to bad-talk other coaches because as coaches, we are supposed to respect each other but his track record seems thin.”
Cummings instead questioned the TTFA decision-makers’ judgement.
“My opinion is they don’t know what they doing. I don’t think the TTFA presently have the technical ability or expertise to understand what they are looking for when they are looking for a coach,” Cummings said.
He said T&T needed an experienced coach to hit the ground running, who understands the culture and who can execute a quick turnaround.
“I don’t think this was the right decision and I think if we have to make a decision like that, it is better you spend more money on our young players and develop the young players and coaches. You can’t stop the team from trying to get into the World Cup, because that is everybody’s dream....but a local coach would have been a better choice. I don’t see the track record of this man, I don’t understand it ....I find it to be very disrespectful to T&T coaches, the players and the country because of the fact this is taxpayers’ (sic) money and you can’t be giving it away to every Tom, Dick and Harry. The TTFA technical committee have made their decision and they will have to live with it but if things don’t go right, they should all resign!”
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: royal on December 08, 2016, 09:59:53 AM
we love ah 10 days in sweet T&T   
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 08, 2016, 11:58:44 AM
In his comments at the press conference yesterday, Mr. John-Williams stated there were 15 to 20 to 25 applicants for the position of head coach of the NT. This lack of specificity was (1) notable and (2) unfortunate. It detracted from transparency and clarity in sharing a basic element of the behind-doors process, and somehow undermined the TTFA' s prior mention of 29 applicants for the job.  Fifteen (15) being half of thirty (30), it's difficult to get the one confused with the other. I am hopeful that the media asked the pertinent questions at their private question time.

Why does any of this matter? Certainly because doubt has been cast as to whether there is sufficient arms-length between the president's budgetary considerations and the Technical Committee's technical-tactical considerations.

As much as I see that Saintfiet is being sold as a junior or cheaper Troussier, it's difficult to assert that the number of applicants for the position is a positive reflection of the regard in which T&T football is held, and still have such a chasm in quality between your asserted candidate of first choice and your selected candidate of second choice.

Anyone left with the conviction that Victor Montagliani, in his capacity as president of the Canadian federation, would have endorsed Saintfiet's appointment for the Canadian NT?

This guy is no Benito Floro, and he is no Stephen Hart. Jamaica wouldn't hire him.

I am hopeful that the private media conversation resulted in a sharing of metrics other than affordability.

 :beermug:

You're using logic when the people we're dealing with are corrupt and logic doesn't apply...
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 08, 2016, 11:59:35 AM
we love ah 10 days in sweet T&T   

They love corruption above all else..
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: dcs on December 18, 2016, 06:37:04 PM

Typically we do reviews or polls or hear from "experts" when we have a new government.

Would be interesting if we did the same with the TTFA.

Specifically hearing from the persons/associations/groups who hold voting powers and compare their sentiments to the broader football community who may not know what influence they have or don't have on voting in elections.

How are things going based on their expectations when they voted for the new regime. So if there was a snap election with TK and DJW or some other person (SH) how would these guys vote and what exactly would be their main criteria for choosing.
They hold a lot of power and I don't think they get enough attention and scrutiny because at the end of the day I holding them accountable for whoever they put and if they pop down are you prepared to vote them out or take appropriate action to force a resignation.  Don't think we anywhere near that as yet but if we lose the next two qualifiers and this dude gone, and we get another acting coach people will be cussing again.
Worse yet if that coupled with no GC.

Hopefully we do well in both qualifiers even if it's on dumb luck or the players persevering despite any challenges.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: ribbit on December 18, 2016, 07:49:02 PM
In his comments at the press conference yesterday, Mr. John-Williams stated there were 15 to 20 to 25 applicants for the position of head coach of the NT. This lack of specificity was (1) notable and (2) unfortunate. It detracted from transparency and clarity in sharing a basic element of the behind-doors process, and somehow undermined the TTFA' s prior mention of 29 applicants for the job.  Fifteen (15) being half of thirty (30), it's difficult to get the one confused with the other. I am hopeful that the media asked the pertinent questions at their private question time.

Why does any of this matter? Certainly because doubt has been cast as to whether there is sufficient arms-length between the president's budgetary considerations and the Technical Committee's technical-tactical considerations.

As much as I see that Saintfiet is being sold as a junior or cheaper Troussier, it's difficult to assert that the number of applicants for the position is a positive reflection of the regard in which T&T football is held, and still have such a chasm in quality between your asserted candidate of first choice and your selected candidate of second choice.

Anyone left with the conviction that Victor Montagliani, in his capacity as president of the Canadian federation, would have endorsed Saintfiet's appointment for the Canadian NT?

This guy is no Benito Floro, and he is no Stephen Hart. Jamaica wouldn't hire him.

I am hopeful that the private media conversation resulted in a sharing of metrics other than affordability.

re: lack of specificity of the number of applicants. ent de simple explanation for that is that some of those "applicants" were solicited?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 18, 2016, 07:50:23 PM

Typically we do reviews or polls or hear from "experts" when we have a new government.

Would be interesting if we did the same with the TTFA.

Specifically hearing from the persons/associations/groups who hold voting powers and compare their sentiments to the broader football community who may not know what influence they have or don't have on voting in elections.

How are things going based on their expectations when they voted for the new regime. So if there was a snap election with TK and DJW or some other person (SH) how would these guys vote and what exactly would be their main criteria for choosing.
They hold a lot of power and I don't think they get enough attention and scrutiny because at the end of the day I holding them accountable for whoever they put and if they pop down are you prepared to vote them out or take appropriate action to force a resignation.  Don't think we anywhere near that as yet but if we lose the next two qualifiers and this dude gone, and we get another acting coach people will be cussing again.
Worse yet if that coupled with no GC.

Hopefully we do well in both qualifiers even if it's on dumb luck or the players persevering despite any challenges.



Excellent points  :beermug:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 18, 2016, 08:00:33 PM
In his comments at the press conference yesterday, Mr. John-Williams stated there were 15 to 20 to 25 applicants for the position of head coach of the NT. This lack of specificity was (1) notable and (2) unfortunate. It detracted from transparency and clarity in sharing a basic element of the behind-doors process, and somehow undermined the TTFA' s prior mention of 29 applicants for the job.  Fifteen (15) being half of thirty (30), it's difficult to get the one confused with the other. I am hopeful that the media asked the pertinent questions at their private question time.

Why does any of this matter? Certainly because doubt has been cast as to whether there is sufficient arms-length between the president's budgetary considerations and the Technical Committee's technical-tactical considerations.

As much as I see that Saintfiet is being sold as a junior or cheaper Troussier, it's difficult to assert that the number of applicants for the position is a positive reflection of the regard in which T&T football is held, and still have such a chasm in quality between your asserted candidate of first choice and your selected candidate of second choice.

Anyone left with the conviction that Victor Montagliani, in his capacity as president of the Canadian federation, would have endorsed Saintfiet's appointment for the Canadian NT?

This guy is no Benito Floro, and he is no Stephen Hart. Jamaica wouldn't hire him.

I am hopeful that the private media conversation resulted in a sharing of metrics other than affordability.

re: lack of specificity of the number of applicants. ent de simple explanation for that is that some of those "applicants" were solicited?

You mean chosen to carry out a certain agenda...
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on December 18, 2016, 10:03:30 PM

Andre Samuel is now DJW mouthpiece.

Shame...but explains certain posts

Ah cyah love dat

I wish you the best and i hope that you get the support in effectively implementing all that you want to achieve in your comprehensive manifesto.

ah love it!!


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Sources say that John-Williams, who replaced Raymond Tim Kee as TTFA president on 29 November 2015, was also turned away by Hart when he attempted to stage the match.

“It simply did not make sense,” said one player, “We are involved in three matches against Peru, Uruguay and China on May 23 and 27 and June 3 respectively. The matches are being played in Lima and Montevideo, before we head to China for a match in Qin Huang Dao on June 3.

“It will be a real test for every single player, having to travel from China back home, and we are certain to be very tired after all that travel. We believe that our coach made the right decision in rejecting the match which John-Williams wanted to put on on June 10. That made no sense since we probably would still be leg weary.”

Now if this is true...........DJW should step down.

Plain and simple

andre....yuh find out if it true yet?


And de kicker.....
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You guys need to stop hating on the new coach.

There is nothing we can do about it.  Do some independent research on him and see what kind of coach he is.  He is pretty decent and he is very qualified.  I loved Harty, but in all honesty, based on the team's results over the last 12 months, and the apparent discord within the team, he had to go.

In an ideal world, we would have a coach in Hart and a team of players who are fully behind him, but that ship has sailed and we need to stop with this negativity and hate.

DJW is an arrogant dictator, but WE voted him in after crying down Tim Kee......and we had Tim Kee after crying down Jack Warner.

Flex did a pretty decent interview with the man.............just give him a blasted chance and judge him from that!!

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 19, 2016, 01:51:07 AM

Andre Samuel is now DJW mouthpiece.

Shame...but explains certain posts

Ah cyah love dat

I wish you the best and i hope that you get the support in effectively implementing all that you want to achieve in your comprehensive manifesto.

ah love it!!


Quote
Sources say that John-Williams, who replaced Raymond Tim Kee as TTFA president on 29 November 2015, was also turned away by Hart when he attempted to stage the match.

“It simply did not make sense,” said one player, “We are involved in three matches against Peru, Uruguay and China on May 23 and 27 and June 3 respectively. The matches are being played in Lima and Montevideo, before we head to China for a match in Qin Huang Dao on June 3.

“It will be a real test for every single player, having to travel from China back home, and we are certain to be very tired after all that travel. We believe that our coach made the right decision in rejecting the match which John-Williams wanted to put on on June 10. That made no sense since we probably would still be leg weary.”

Now if this is true...........DJW should step down.

Plain and simple

andre....yuh find out if it true yet?


And de kicker.....
Quote
You guys need to stop hating on the new coach.

There is nothing we can do about it.  Do some independent research on him and see what kind of coach he is.  He is pretty decent and he is very qualified.  I loved Harty, but in all honesty, based on the team's results over the last 12 months, and the apparent discord within the team, he had to go.

In an ideal world, we would have a coach in Hart and a team of players who are fully behind him, but that ship has sailed and we need to stop with this negativity and hate.

DJW is an arrogant dictator, but WE voted him in after crying down Tim Kee......and we had Tim Kee after crying down Jack Warner.

Flex did a pretty decent interview with the man.............just give him a blasted chance and judge him from that!!



Two ways to look at it, mr.3000 realizes supporting the dictator was a mistake and he shows that in the post above but supports the team regardless of who's there, even though underhanded events occurred.

Secondly, he is doing that to cover up he's still supporting the dictator by writing he's against him when behind closed doors he's not and is pushing the agenda by supporting the new coach...

It's a tough one to call... or maybe not.... it's either naive stupidity or he sold out...

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: FF on December 19, 2016, 02:40:06 PM
Allyuh see DJW and the TTFA threatening to sue Liburd and Wired868 for defamation and libel?
Meanwhile members of the TTFA board don't know nothing about any preaction protocol letters.
DJW acting unilaterally?

They have money to pay lawyers, I hope they have money to pay the players and staff
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on December 19, 2016, 03:35:59 PM

DJW acting unilaterally?


Shocking  :o
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: coache on December 19, 2016, 05:00:27 PM
Ah don't  like how he have de National team in dem narrow leg short tight pants like W Connection...de jersey big and de pants small...wha is da one??
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 19, 2016, 10:40:59 PM
Allyuh see DJW and the TTFA threatening to sue Liburd and Wired868 for defamation and libel?
Meanwhile members of the TTFA board don't know nothing about any preaction protocol letters.
DJW acting unilaterally?

They have money to pay lawyers, I hope they have money to pay the players and staff

Interesting, I've asked for the allocation amount which would give us a better perspective of how much money they really have but it's still a mystery, enough money to fight a case but no money to pay Hart and players with the strike and let's see now..

Andre is covering up for the fed and doesn't want info to be leaked..
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 22, 2016, 06:56:25 AM
TTFA and DJW vs Wired868: T&T football president threatens suit over website articles.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams and the local football body itself have sent pre-action protocol letters to Wired868 in relation to three articles published on the website: “DJW hurdles AGM: TV cash vow mutes concern about Hart and TTFA’s secrecy culture”, “DJW vs Clayton Morris: Futsal squad and TTFA poised for unprecedented legal battle” and “TTFA goes Hart-less: John-Williams sacks Soca Warriors coach at Ruby Tuesdays.”

The following are excerpts of the legal correspondence from John-Williams and the TTFA as well as Wired868’s response through our special counsel and barrister, Dr Emir Crowne:

Annand Misir, Attorney at Law, 22 Keate Streete, San Fernando:

I confirm that I represent the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association of the Hasley (sic) Crawford Stadium Port of Spain… My client instructs me that your online newspaper Wired868 has been carrying a series of articles in which you have published allegations relating to the alleged misuse of funds by my client…

The articles published have done severe damage to my clients’ (sic) reputation and credibility and has placed the character and integrity of the Executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (hereinafter called the TTFA) under severe scrutiny both nationally and internationally.

My instructions are that there is absolutely no truth whatsoever in respect of these allegations…

I wish to draw to your attention the following statements that were made in [“DJW hurdles AGM: TV cash vow mutes concern about Hart and TTFA’s secrecy culture”]:

“Since the football body’s last AGM, the John-Williams led organisation has used TTFA money for its leader’s unsuccessful Caribbean Football Union (CFU) presidential bid…”

“… mixed the business of his W Connection football club with the operations of the TTFA…”


As published your article (and in particular the issues highlighted above) suggests extreme corruption and misconduct both against my client and indeed particularly against those involved within the administration of the TTFA.

My unequivocal instructions are that the statements as listed above are all fallacious and vexatious and there is no truth whatsoever in the statements as published.

In direct response my client confirms the following:

1. The TTFA confirms that no money held by, or due to, the TTFA was ever used for the purpose of funding the campaign of Mr David John-Williams when he contested the election for the for the post of president of the Caribbean Football Union as alleged and published in your said online newspaper article.

2. The TTFA confirms that there has been no “mixing” of the business affairs of any private entity or otherwise with the operations of the TTFA, and specifically there is no connection whatsoever between the TTFA and the entity known as “W Connections (sic) Football Club” as alleged and published in your online newspaper article.

3. In this regard my client is of the view that you (sic) article was deliberately deceptive and misleading.
4. My client is deeply aggrieved that instead of simply contacting the TTFA to obtain the truth, you simply chose to fabricate and publish that material to supplement your online newspaper article.

[…] My client is of the view that your online newspaper acted maliciously and recklessly and by now by (sic) publishing these statements you have tarnished, defamed, and caused damage to the reputation of the TTFA, locally, regionally and internationally.

Moreover, these words are actionable without the need to prove special damage, in accordance with section 2 of the Libel and Defamation Act of Trinidad and Tobago. Chapter 11:16 (as amended) and section 2 of the Defamation Act 1952 of England and the republication in the article identified above is to the same effect.

[…] In light of the above, I hope that you will agree that your allegations about my client should never have been published. I am instructed to require you take the following steps as a matter of urgency:

1. Publication of a full unconditional and prominent apology for and retraction of the serious and hurtful allegations complained of above. Once we have your agreement in principle, we will supply you with a draft for discussion.

2. Your clear and express undertaking that there will be no repetition of those or any similar defamatory allegations concerning the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.

3. Disclosure of the names, addresses and other contact details of any person or persons having provided this fraudulent information to your reporter.

4. Compensation by way of damages for damage done to the reputation and standing of the TTFA.

5. Your agreement to pay our legal costs in full (including Counsel’s fees).

Dr Emir Crowne, Crowne Sports Law, Special Counsel to Wired868 Ltd, Barrister, Attorney-at-Law and Trade-mark Agent,

Dear Mr Misir,

On 7 December 2016 I was retained as Special Counsel to Wired868 Ltd with respect to your pre-action protocol letter dated 30 November 2016 (receipt of which was confirmed in earlier email correspondence, and is hereby re-confirmed). Please find our response enclosed.

1. The claim(s) of your client, the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association, as best as they can be ascertained are all rejected and denied.

2. More specifically, my client denies that there is any actionable defamation in the limited excerpts you have highlighted. Namely:

3. You have indicated that the excerpts suggest “extreme corruption and misconduct”. Irrespective of the false intensifier, it is unclear how the a-contextual excerpts suggest same. As to better understand the claim(s) being advanced further elucidation is welcome.
My client also notes that the following articles substantiate the facts asserted, and/or comments made, in the limited excerpts you have highlighted: (a) http://wired868.com/2016/06/28/djw-allegedly-used-ttfa-funds-for-cfu-bid-accused-of-selling-out-caribbean/; (b) http://wired868.com/2016/07/08/we-dont-need-the-ttfa-board-djw-and-salazar-lift-the-lid-in-explosive-i95-5-interview/; and (c) http://wired868.com/2016/11/02/isaiah-wasnt-injured-coach-opens-up-on-u-20-players-controversial-caribbean-cup-exit/. The content of those articles is hereby incorporated by reference and will be relied up on, inter alia, in our defence to any claim(s) advanced. Furthermore, the content of those articles, inter alia, will be expressly relied upon to rebut your intrepid assertion that my client’s statements are “all fallacious and vexatious and there is no truth whatsoever”.

4. Indeed, it is a trite observation that journalistic freedom is essential to any democracy. These esoteric litigious threats undermine the journalistic enterprise and journalistic privilege, on matters of significant public concern no less. To that end, my client advises that the publication on 27 November 2016—when taken as a whole and viewed in the appropriate context—is a fair commentary on matters of public interest and/or an instance of responsible journalism. Any claim to the contrary is classic censorship, and selective censorship at that.

5. We trust that your client will re-consider any litigation, as the claims (as best as they can be deciphered) are thin and can be appropriately and vigorously defended if need be.

Please be governed accordingly.

Sincerely, and without prejudice,

Dr Emir Crowne,

BA, LLB, LLM, LLM, PhD, LEC

Special Counsel to Wired868 Ltd.,

Barrister, Attorney-at-Law and Trade-mark Agent

Dayadai Harripaul, Attorney at Law, 22 Keate Streete, San Fernando:

[…] I confirm that I represent Mr David John-Williams, the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association of the Hasley (sic) Crawford Stadium Port of Spain.

My client instructs me that your online newspaper Wired868 has been carrying a series of articles in which you have published allegations relating to the alleged misuse of funds by my client among other things.

The articles published have done severe damage to my clients’ (sic) reputation and credibility and has placed the character and integrity of Mr David John Williams, both personally and as the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (hereinafter called the TTFA) under severe scrutiny both nationally and internationally.

My instructions are that there is absolutely no truth whatsoever in respect of these allegations…

I wish to draw to your attention the following statements that were made in [“DJW vs Clayton Morris: Futsal squad and TTFA poised for unprecedented legal battle”]:

“Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams has dared National Futsal Team head coach Clayton “JB” Morris to provide proof that he was ever appointed as coach by the local football body and to provide proof that he and his technical staff and player (sic) are owed anything from 11 months of national duty.”

“… John-Williams (sic) request for the instrument of appointment for the Futsal Association for instance could cut both ways…”


In direct response my client confirms the following:

My client David John-Williams confirms that he has never personally demanded any documentation as alleged and published in your said online newspaper article.

To make this point very clear the request for the documentation was a standard request for disclosure made on the instructions of the TTFA and not my client either in his personal capacity or as President of the TTFA.

In this regard my client is of the view that you (sic) article was deliberately deceptive and misleading.

My client is deeply aggrieved that instead of simply contact him (either personally or in his capacity as President of the TTFA) to obtain the truth you chose to fabricate material to supplement your online newspaper article…


I wish to draw to your attention the headline statement made in your said article: “TTFA goes Hart-less: John-Williams sacks Soca Warriors coach at Ruby Tuesdays.”

As published (sic) your article you have publicly stated that my client acted personally and alone in an arbitrary abuse of his power as the President of the TTFA, and your statement is clearly levelled against him on a personal level and particularly against him in his capacity as the President of the TTFA…

In direct response my client confirms the following:

My client Mr David John-Williams confirms that he did not personally make any decision to “sack” former men’s national team coach Stephen Hart.

Stephen Hart was never “sacked” as stated in your article rather the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and Stephen Hart agreed to part ways. My client is deeply aggrieved and (sic) instead of trying to obtain the truth you chose to fabricate material to supplement your online newspaper article.

[…] I wish to draw to your attention the following statements that were made in [“DJW hurdles AGM: TV cash vow mutes concern about Hart and TTFA’s secrecy culture”]:

(The rest is a replica of Annand Misir’s pre-action protocol letter issued on behalf of the TTFA)

Dr Emir Crowne, Crowne Sports Law, Special Counsel to Wired868 Ltd, Barrister, Attorney-at-Law and Trade-mark Agent,

Dear Ms Harripaul,

On 8 December 2016 I was retained as Special Counsel to Wired868 Ltd with respect to your pre- action protocol letter dated 28 November 2016 (receipt of which was confirmed in earlier email correspondence, and is hereby re-confirmed). Please find our response enclosed.

The claim(s) of your client, Mr David John Williams, as best as they can be ascertained, are all rejected and denied.

More specifically, you attached the Pre-Action Protocol for Claims for a Specified Sum of Money in Appendix A, yet no sum was specified. To that end, and in the absence of further particulars, I am unable to properly advise my client concerning same.

With respect to the various allegations of defamation, my client denies that there is any actionable defamation in the limited excerpts you have highlighted. Each will be addressed in turn.

24 October 2016. You cite the following excerpts are being defamatory: “Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams has dared National Futsal Team head coach Clayton “JB” Morris to provide proof that he was ever appointed as coach by the local football body and to provide proof that he and his technical staff and player (sic) are owed anything from 11 months of national duty” and “… John-Williams (sic) request for the instrument of appointment for the Futsal Association for instance could cut both ways…”

Your client then emphatically denies personally demanding such documentation, or as President of the TTFA. Yet, the very article in question indicates that it was the TTFA’s attorney, Mr Misir, who made the request. With the greatest of respect, we appear to be splitting hairs at the expense of the truth and journalistic freedom.

24 November 2016. Somewhat surprisingly you only indicate that the headline is defamatory (“TTFA goes Hart-less: John-Williams sacks Soca Warriors coach at Ruby Tuesdays”). No issue is taken with the article’s content.

The headline is consistent with the headlines of other newspapers in Trinidad & Tobago at the time. Namely:
If your client genuinely believed that such headlines were, in fact, defamatory, there ought to be a multiplicity of proceedings against those journalistic outlets too. Otherwise, the claim is a bit suspect.


27 November 2016. You suggest that the following excerpts (limited as they are) are defamatory: “Since the football body’s last AGM, the John-Williams led organisation has used TTFA money for its leader’s unsuccessful Caribbean Football Union (CFU) presidential bid…” and “… mixed the business of his W Connection football club with the operations of the TTFA…”

You have indicated that the excerpts suggest “extreme corruption and misconduct”. Irrespective of the false intensifier, it is unclear how the a-contextual excerpts suggest same. As to better understand the claim(s) being advanced further elucidation is welcome.

My client also notes that the following articles substantiate the facts asserted, and/or comments
made, in the limited excerpts you have highlighted: (a) http://wired868.com/2016/06/28/djw-allegedly-used-ttfa-funds-for-cfu-bid-accused-of-selling-out-caribbean/; (b) http://wired868.com/2016/07/08/we-dont-need-the-ttfa-board-djw-and-salazar-lift-the-lid-in-explosive-i95-5-interview/; and (c) http://wired868.com/2016/11/02/isaiah-wasnt-injured-coach-opens-up-on-u-20-players-controversial-caribbean-cup-exit/.

The content of those articles is hereby incorporated by reference and will be relied up on, inter alia, in our defence to any claim(s) advanced. Furthermore, the content of those articles, inter alia, will be expressly relied upon to rebut your intrepid assertion that my client’s statements are “all fallacious and vexatious and there is no truth whatsoever”.

Indeed, it is a trite observation that journalistic freedom is essential to any democracy. These esoteric litigious threats undermine the journalistic enterprise and journalistic privilege, on matters of significant public concern no less. To that end, my client advises that all of the impugned publications–when viewed in the appropriate context–are fair commentaries on matters of public interest and/or instances of responsible journalism. Any claims to the contrary is classic censorship, and selective censorship at that.

We trust that your client will re-consider any litigation, as the claims (as best as they can be deciphered) are thin and can be appropriately and vigorously defended if need be.


Please be governed accordingly.

Sincerely, and without prejudice,

Dr Emir Crowne,

BA, LLB, LLM, LLM, PhD, LEC

Special Counsel to Wired868 Ltd,

Barrister, Attorney-at-Law and Trade-mark Agent.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: dcs on December 22, 2016, 10:42:20 AM
If DJW has nothing to hide why not have a one on one interview with Lasana or some other journalist to repudiate the claims in the article?

Petty preaction letters simply mean he has a soft spot that going and be targeted now.
Was fighting the media part of his transparency campaign?

Watch now all the people inside the TTFA who not liking how he doing things going and start leaking EVERYTHING.

How in the 21st century you could go on legal record asking a journalist for his source? Not smart.
What in the next letter....stop putting my letters in the forum  :laugh:


2. Your clear and express undertaking that there will be no repetition of those or any similar defamatory allegations concerning the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.

3. Disclosure of the names, addresses and other contact details of any person or persons having provided this fraudulent information to your reporter.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: ribbit on December 22, 2016, 11:45:48 AM
If DJW has nothing to hide why not have a one on one interview with Lasana or some other journalist to repudiate the claims in the article?

Petty preaction letters simply mean he has a soft spot that going and be targeted now.
Was fighting the media part of his transparency campaign?

Watch now all the people inside the TTFA who not liking how he doing things going and start leaking EVERYTHING.

How in the 21st century you could go on legal record asking a journalist for his source? Not smart.
What in the next letter....stop putting my letters in the forum  :laugh:


2. Your clear and express undertaking that there will be no repetition of those or any similar defamatory allegations concerning the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.

3. Disclosure of the names, addresses and other contact details of any person or persons having provided this fraudulent information to your reporter.


tell dem shabazz
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 22, 2016, 12:23:03 PM
If DJW has nothing to hide why not have a one on one interview with Lasana or some other journalist to repudiate the claims in the article?

Petty preaction letters simply mean he has a soft spot that going and be targeted now.
Was fighting the media part of his transparency campaign?

Watch now all the people inside the TTFA who not liking how he doing things going and start leaking EVERYTHING.

How in the 21st century you could go on legal record asking a journalist for his source? Not smart.
What in the next letter....stop putting my letters in the forum  :laugh:


2. Your clear and express undertaking that there will be no repetition of those or any similar defamatory allegations concerning the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.

3. Disclosure of the names, addresses and other contact details of any person or persons having provided this fraudulent information to your reporter.



The dictator scrambling for info, he have his boy Andre on here campaigning for him and his puppet..
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: fitzinho on December 22, 2016, 01:10:25 PM
Lawyer have a degree in lemon lime and bitters yes...

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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 22, 2016, 04:14:38 PM
Lawyer have a degree in lemon lime and bitters yes...

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He working Angostura part time
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: MEP on December 22, 2016, 04:31:34 PM
Allyuh ever ask allyuhself how successful is Damn Jackass Williams as a businessman...ent he use to have plenty business now is jes  one the car business.....
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 23, 2016, 03:39:26 AM
Allyuh ever ask allyuhself how successful is Damn Jackass Williams as a businessman...ent he use to have plenty business now is jes  one the car business.....

i will give him some credit, he can sell a Datsun and it hard to sell a Datsun in this day and age..
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: MEP on December 23, 2016, 12:15:59 PM
Allyuh ever ask allyuhself how successful is Damn Jackass Williams as a businessman...ent he use to have plenty business now is jes  one the car business.....

i will give him some credit, he can sell a Datsun and it hard to sell a Datsun in this day and age..
Are you saying de man is a used up car dealer?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 23, 2016, 11:12:16 PM
Allyuh ever ask allyuhself how successful is Damn Jackass Williams as a businessman...ent he use to have plenty business now is jes  one the car business.....

i will give him some credit, he can sell a Datsun and it hard to sell a Datsun in this day and age..
Are you saying de man is a used up car dealer?

Probably but it meant to be a joke bro ....

The bigger question for the dictator would be, where is kerron Cummings ? Why is he not in this squad..
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: MEP on December 24, 2016, 10:55:38 AM
Me too bro..was jess joking...keron dey
.we cyan see him because babwah and the terrorist in front of him.

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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 24, 2016, 11:40:00 AM
Me too bro..was jess joking...keron dey
.we cyan see him because babwah and the terrorist in front of him.

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 :D
Title: Things that make you go hmmmmmmm
Post by: palos on December 28, 2016, 02:09:53 PM
Quote
Warriors warns John-Williams to stay away.
T&T Guardian Reports.


...president stops training for meeting.

Members of the senior national team want T&T Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams to stay away from the team, and stop interfering with its management.

The Soca Warriors got the shock of their lives on Tuesday when John-Williams interupted their training session at the Ato Boldon Stadium, and asked their management team, including head coach Stephen Hart, to step aside so he could speak with them privately.

John-Williams then attempted to influence the players to play an exhibition match against Equatorial Guinea on June 10, despite the match being rejected by Hart.


Quote
BENIN EQUATORIAL GUINEA SCORE & RESULT - 12 JUNE 2016

Published on Saturday 4 June 2016 at 19:15 - Modified on Sunday 12 June 2016 at 18:36

Football - Africa Cup of Nations, Qualification, Group C Sunday 12 June 2016 at 16:00

BENIN 2  vs EQUATORIAL GUINEA 1

SOURCE (http://www.wincomparator.com/en-gb/match/benin-1744-equatorial-guinea-1766/)

ANOTHER SOURCE (http://www.espnfc.com/match?gameId=449478)


So......who we was really going and play on June 10?

Must have been a typo.  Maybe we was really playing Equatorial Guyana
Title: Re: Things that make you go hmmmmmmm
Post by: MEP on December 28, 2016, 02:23:51 PM
hmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Things that make you go hmmmmmmm
Post by: Jumbie on December 28, 2016, 02:39:27 PM
I'm disappointed.. where's Controversial? Come on man, you should have discovered this already!

That DJW seems to be the reincarnation of Austin.
Title: Re: Things that make you go hmmmmmmm
Post by: royal on December 28, 2016, 03:40:37 PM
I'm disappointed.. where's Controversial? Come on man, you should have discovered this already!

That DJW seems to be the reincarnation of Austin.

Jack have one up on him. He could boast he took us to the WC
Title: Re: Things that make you go hmmmmmmm
Post by: palos on December 28, 2016, 04:28:22 PM
I'm disappointed.. where's Controversial? Come on man, you should have discovered this already!

That DJW seems to be the reincarnation of Austin.

Jack have one up on him. He could boast he took us to the WC

DJW well on he way to takin us to de Water Closet
Title: Re: Things that make you go hmmmmmmm
Post by: Controversial on December 28, 2016, 10:25:40 PM
I'm disappointed.. where's Controversial? Come on man, you should have discovered this already!

That DJW seems to be the reincarnation of Austin.

He will say Guinea had two matches in a span of 3 days, playing Benin on the 12th...

The real meat of the matter is, Hart wasn't willing to dabble in the corruption with him...

You won't read that in a local papers
Title: Re: Things that make you go hmmmmmmm
Post by: Controversial on December 28, 2016, 10:39:08 PM
I've met jack previously and spoke to him, he's very intelligent, the dictator is a fraud...

Jack was at a level that maybe no other trini will ever reach to and once yuh there, don't feel Trinidad takes precedence over the elite nations...

Trinidad and Tobago football is not controlled by our people... allyuh stay there and get tie up with SANTHIEF ...
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 29, 2016, 09:44:41 PM
Sir,

A proper honest, rendition of the facts surrounding Passportgate #62491-DEC 2016 must be presented. Please address without undue delay.

The reasons for the TTFA to do so should be evident. No need to dwell on them (assuming responsible action is forthcoming regarding the matter, if not escalation on the issue is a guaranteed next step).

Have seen no statement by the TTFA on the subject. With travel being a fundamental element of international football, letting the baggage from this issue sit unaddressed would be an unacceptable development.

Make things right in 2017.

signed,
John, Joe, Jack and Jill Public.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 30, 2016, 11:43:12 AM
Sir,

A proper honest, rendition of the facts surrounding Passportgate #62491-DEC 2016 must be presented. Please address without undue delay.

The reasons for the TTFA to do so should be evident. No need to dwell on them (assuming responsible action is forthcoming regarding the matter, if not escalation on the issue is a guaranteed next step).

Have seen no statement by the TTFA on the subject. With travel being a fundamental element of international football, letting the baggage from this issue sit unaddressed would be an unacceptable development.

Make things right in 2017.

signed,
John, Joe, Jack and Jill Public.



Proper and honest must be a typo on your behalf..

You actually meant improper and dishonest...
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: royal on January 08, 2017, 05:47:02 PM
ah wonder what's our national team record since DJW take over.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on January 08, 2017, 05:51:56 PM
ah wonder what's our national team record since DJW take over.
Not sure but we had FIFA Ranking 49, one year later we ranked 78. Sure we will be close to 100 after losing to Haiti, Nicaragua and Suriname.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: kounty on January 08, 2017, 07:09:34 PM

Typically we do reviews or polls or hear from "experts" when we have a new government.

Would be interesting if we did the same with the TTFA.

Specifically hearing from the persons/associations/groups who hold voting powers and compare their sentiments to the broader football community who may not know what influence they have or don't have on voting in elections.

How are things going based on their expectations when they voted for the new regime. So if there was a snap election with TK and DJW or some other person (SH) how would these guys vote and what exactly would be their main criteria for choosing.
They hold a lot of power and I don't think they get enough attention and scrutiny because at the end of the day I holding them accountable for whoever they put and if they pop down are you prepared to vote them out or take appropriate action to force a resignation.  Don't think we anywhere near that as yet but if we lose the next two qualifiers and this dude gone, and we get another acting coach people will be cussing again.
Worse yet if that coupled with no GC.

Hopefully we do well in both qualifiers even if it's on dumb luck or the players persevering despite any challenges.


I wish you in your capacity as... Would interview for us. Please. That is how it gets done. Not sit & hope & wait. Flex & lasagna can't be only ones either. Who is partners with the Wetv fellas. Transparency is what we need. Ask questions. Good suggestion!!!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: pull stones on January 08, 2017, 08:50:28 PM
ah wonder what's our national team record since DJW take over.
Not sure but we had FIFA Ranking 49, one year later we ranked 78. Sure we will be close to 100 after losing to Haiti, Nicaragua and Suriname.
that's the price we pay for nepotism and cronism. it's clear to see that friend ting and professionalism don't go together.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on January 09, 2017, 09:52:23 AM
https://youtube.com/v/6E2hYDIFDIU
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on January 09, 2017, 06:08:11 PM

Typically we do reviews or polls or hear from "experts" when we have a new government.

Would be interesting if we did the same with the TTFA.

Specifically hearing from the persons/associations/groups who hold voting powers and compare their sentiments to the broader football community who may not know what influence they have or don't have on voting in elections.

How are things going based on their expectations when they voted for the new regime. So if there was a snap election with TK and DJW or some other person (SH) how would these guys vote and what exactly would be their main criteria for choosing.
They hold a lot of power and I don't think they get enough attention and scrutiny because at the end of the day I holding them accountable for whoever they put and if they pop down are you prepared to vote them out or take appropriate action to force a resignation.  Don't think we anywhere near that as yet but if we lose the next two qualifiers and this dude gone, and we get another acting coach people will be cussing again.
Worse yet if that coupled with no GC.

Hopefully we do well in both qualifiers even if it's on dumb luck or the players persevering despite any challenges.


I wish you in your capacity as... Would interview for us. Please. That is how it gets done. Not sit & hope & wait. Flex & lasagna can't be only ones either. Who is partners with the Wetv fellas. Transparency is what we need. Ask questions. Good suggestion!!!

Greed.....
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on January 09, 2017, 06:08:42 PM
https://youtube.com/v/6E2hYDIFDIU

He's definitely had his share of losing... :D
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on January 11, 2017, 10:46:14 AM
According to media reports, calls to the cellphone of President of the TTFA, David John-Williams, have gone unanswered.



Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on January 11, 2017, 01:07:54 PM
According to media reports, calls to the cellphone of President of the TTFA, David John-Williams, have gone unanswered.
Check Ruby Tuesday
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on January 11, 2017, 02:17:12 PM
According to media reports, calls to the cellphone of President of the TTFA, David John-Williams, have gone unanswered.
Check Ruby Tuesday

Check the bank and if he not there, check the toilet in ruby tuesday
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 12, 2017, 05:12:40 AM
Sancho: John-Williams has questions to answer.
By Mark Pouchet (Express).


Former national team player and sports commentator Brent Sancho says the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has some serious questions to answer over the resignation of T&T’s latest men’s senior football team head coach Tom Saintfiet.

Saintfiet resigned yesterday, claiming he was receiving no support from the TTFA and its president David John-Williams.

“Firstly, when he (Tom Saintfiet) was first hired... when you make such a decision as president of any organisation, hiring a coach who was relatively successful like coach Hart and replacing him with one who clearly doesn’t have the qualification, who doesn’t have the history to put us in the position, and the position is very clear, for T&T to qualify for Russia, then you put yourself in a very precarious position and that is what David John-Williams has done with that decision,” Sancho said.

He continued: “I think that is where he has some very strong questioning to face. I think the statements made by Mr Saintfiet contains some very serious allegations as it relates to staff selection and player selection. That is something I would hope the president would be able to clear up, Saintfiet making it known he was not able to select the right team, select the right players, the right staff around it. Those are some very serious allegations.”

Sancho said he was “absolutely not surprised at all” at Saintfiet’s resignation, after considering the Belgium-born’s history of short-term employment with various countries where he either resigned or was fired, “I am not surprised at all that he has resigned and the way it is turned out and how it panned out and the way it was said across Facebook. I am not surprised by anything of this at all,” added Sancho.

He said while the T&T 2018 World Cup Russia campaign is not completely off-rail, it would take a very highly-skilled coach and the funding to hire him.

“Remember of course we were in a similar position in 2006 albeit there are two things, a different crop of players now and, second, I think this is the most competitive CONCACAF ‘Hex’ I have ever seen,” Sancho said.

“I don’t think it’s a pipe dream. It has some sort of realism to it but you need the right person. You also need the players as well to start to take a bit of ownership. I just feel there is a disconnect between players and administration. Something is definitely up there.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 12, 2017, 05:14:39 AM
Warner: TTFA boss should resign too.
By Stephon Nicholas & Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has called on president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) David John-Williams to follow Belgian Tom Saintfiet out the door.

Warner, who had described Saintfiet’s appointment over a month ago as “the biggest injustice in Trinidad and Tobago football” and mocked the TTFA for their choice of selection, yesterday said the TTFA and its boss need to face ramifications for their decision making.

“The person who should be fired is David John-Williams.

They should fire him now. The guy has poor judgement, he doesn’t understand football...He believes football is of course like Nescafe - quick fix. He doesn’t know that in football there is no quick fix. There is instant coffee, there is instant chocolate, there is not instant in football.” Warner believes Saintfiet was asked to resign after losing three out of his first four matches with the team not gelling and squabbles with several senior players.

“I feel like he and Williams came to some agreement whereby he would resign and save Williams the embarrassment. But the fact is he was fired yesterday and they are dressing it up as if it was a resignation,” he said.

Is there anything the current TTFA boss could do to get football back on the right track? “Except to resign and to appoint a coach as Dennis Lawrence to guide the football for the next five years,” Warner replied.

Lawrence, who headed the winning goal against Bahrain 12 years ago to get T&T to the 2006 World Cup in Germany, has made a name for himself in England as an assistant coach to ex-Everton manager Roberto Martinez.

Meanwhile, former manager of the national football team, Bruce Aanensen, believes a local coach may be a suitable replacement for Saintfeit. Aanensen, who managed the national team from April 2005 to August 2006, said, “I think the transition depending on who they replace Saintfeit with it could be easier or it could be more difficult.

I don’t know if they intend to look at a local coach for those two games (World Cup qualifiers against Mexico/Panama in March) and look for a foreign coach in the longer term or whether they have some foreign coach in mind.” The former manager says members of the TTFA have to look at themselves.

“It is a serious indictment on the football association that they would hire somebody like this guy and then get rid of him in no time. He may have resigned but basically they get rid of him.” Aanensen, who was the manager of the national team during the 2006 World Cup in Germany said it will be challenging for a foreign coach to come on board at this late stage.

“Now for a new foreign coach to come in at this stage it is going to be difficult. The local coaches have a better appreciation of the players we have.” Aanensen said there is the issue of alleged indiscipline within the T&T team that has to be addressed.

“We need to get everybody on the same page, we need to lay down the law of the land to the players of what they can and cannot do.

It’s a situation where we need to regroup as a country, regroup as a team, bring all the players that we need in and see who is available and who wants to play and then make some decisions going forward from there.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: trini_stallion on January 12, 2017, 07:48:41 AM
Yes jack!!!!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Quags on January 12, 2017, 09:47:52 AM
So even Jack says JDW should be fired ,so  the president could be fired then ,we need jack to tell us how that could be done ? .A vote of no confidence maybe .
Also regarding the next coach ,DJW hired a European check ,now give the job to someone already on the books no extra salary check  .
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: panterry1 on January 12, 2017, 09:52:49 AM
Let me begin e saying that I am not a Jack Warner fan. However the man is totally correct. Lets begin with the teams record while DJW has been in leadership.  His appointment was the beginning of the end of the national teams growth.  Stephen Heart's job was on the line the minute DJW became TTFA director. It is sad that one person can have such power to destroy the progress made to the national team.  I am a high school teacher in a majority Hispanic population. And the students who are mainly from central America has grow respect for this country's talent in soccer.  Now the question everyone is asking.  What happened?  My answer is DJW destroyed all possibilities of make it to the world cup in 2018.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Quags on January 12, 2017, 10:05:24 AM
If sabotaging Coach Harts program and undermining him to the players ,so he could fire him .He compounded his underhandedness by hiring a fraud coach to prove he did not plan to hire his own coaches lol ,which totally distroyed the team .
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Mose on January 12, 2017, 10:20:30 AM
Warner: TTFA boss should resign too.
By Stephon Nicholas & Jelani Beckles (Newsday).

...
They should fire him now. The guy has poor judgement, he doesn’t understand football...He believes football is of course like Nescafe - quick fix. He doesn’t know that in football there is no quick fix. There is instant coffee, there is instant chocolate, there is not instant in football.” Warner believes Saintfiet was asked to resign after losing three out of his first four matches with the team not gelling and squabbles with several senior players.
...

 :rotfl:
Now this, this is funny! Warner saying there is no quick fix! DJW is doing the same sh*t Warner did over and over for years. Problem is he's a rank amateur compared to Warner.

SMDH
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: FF on January 12, 2017, 10:40:52 AM
DJW in 3 years Tim-Kee oversaw a rise from 79 to 49 in the FIFA rankings.

You have now, as of the January 2017 rankings, seen us fall to 83.

How low can we go. Do the right thing and walk away.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on January 12, 2017, 10:59:36 AM
DJW in 3 years Tim-Kee oversaw a rise from 79 to 49 in the FIFA rankings.

You have now, as of the January 2017 rankings, seen us fall to 83.

How low can we go. Do the right thing and walk away.

His goal hasn't been completed yet, sabotaging our wc chances is still on the horizon
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on January 12, 2017, 11:57:04 AM
DJW in 3 years Tim-Kee oversaw a rise from 79 to 49 in the FIFA rankings.

You have now, as of the January 2017 rankings, seen us fall to 83.

How low can we go. Do the right thing and walk away.

Meanwhile Nicaragua jumped 13 places.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: dcs on January 12, 2017, 02:58:07 PM
So even Jack says JDW should be fired ,so  the president could be fired then ,we need jack to tell us how that could be done ? .A vote of no confidence maybe .

He can be fired at a General Meeting with the Stakeholders:


Article 23 Areas of authority

The General Meeting has the following areas of authority:

a) adopting or amending the Constitution;

b) appointing three Delegates to review the minutes of the foregoing General Meeting; which will be tabled to the general meeting for ratification as per article 31

c) electing or dismissing the President and the Vice-Presidents of the Board of Directors;

d) electing or dismissing the other members of the Board of Directors upon proposal of the Member they represent;

e) electing or dismissing the chairman, deputy chairman and members of the judicial bodies upon the proposal of the Board of Directors;

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on January 12, 2017, 03:05:31 PM
So even Jack says JDW should be fired ,so  the president could be fired then ,we need jack to tell us how that could be done ? .A vote of no confidence maybe .

He can be fired at a General Meeting with the Stakeholders:


Article 23 Areas of authority

The General Meeting has the following areas of authority:

a) adopting or amending the Constitution;

b) appointing three Delegates to review the minutes of the foregoing General Meeting; which will be tabled to the general meeting for ratification as per article 31

c) electing or dismissing the President and the Vice-Presidents of the Board of Directors;

d) electing or dismissing the other members of the Board of Directors upon proposal of the Member they represent;

e) electing or dismissing the chairman, deputy chairman and members of the judicial bodies upon the proposal of the Board of Directors;


Here is an opportunity for Jack to at least redeem himself by telling the people what it takes to get rid of DJW. Maybe him and Lasana can mount a campaign to oust DJW.

I have a feeling that more news surrounding the TTFA and DJW will break soon. Might be a money issue. Or maybe some info about DJW interests. People  in the TTFA go start pointing their fingers at each other.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: sjahrain on January 12, 2017, 07:17:31 PM
The rats have to turn on one another first
Then and only then they will try to jump ship
Not one will survive...That's my prediction
Not one..Just a dam disgrace
Title: TTFA boss should go too
Post by: Tallman on January 13, 2017, 03:22:30 PM
TTFA boss should go too
By A. Pierre (T&T Express Letter)


One has to ask—is the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association president David John-Williams the right person for the job?

I personally have no choice but to say no.

Since Mr John-Williams took the reigns this organisation has had little to cheer about. Questions must be asked about decisions made by those at the helm of Trinidad and Tobago soccer.

Starting early the president's tenure there was the on-the-field fallout between the then coach and himself. Then there was the firing of coach Stephen Hart and the almost one month delay in naming a replacement. One would think that if the coach was fired then an immediate appointment would be made, even if it was an interim arrangement, particularly with the then pending Caribbean Cup playoffs.

Then the coaching job was given to an unknown who was publicly embarrassed with the warning that he would be out of a job if results were not positive after the two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Why is it that coach Hart was not left in charge at least until the Caribbean Cup playoffs and a decision made then?

Now that Saintfiet has resigned, with World Cup qualifiers just around the corner, Trinidad and Tobago soccer cannot be in a good place.

To me Mr John-Williams and those at the helm of local soccer have made too many unforced errors in too short a space of time, and because of the fact that he is at helm and the buck stops with him he should follow Mr Saintfiet.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on January 13, 2017, 03:31:03 PM
TTFA boss should go too
By A. Pierre (T&T Express Letter)


One has to ask—is the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association president David John-Williams the right person for the job?

I personally have no choice but to say no.

Since Mr John-Williams took the reigns this organisation has had little to cheer about. Questions must be asked about decisions made by those at the helm of Trinidad and Tobago soccer.

Starting early the president's tenure there was the on-the-field fallout between the then coach and himself. Then there was the firing of coach Stephen Hart and the almost one month delay in naming a replacement. One would think that if the coach was fired then an immediate appointment would be made, even if it was an interim arrangement, particularly with the then pending Caribbean Cup playoffs.

Then the coaching job was given to an unknown who was publicly embarrassed with the warning that he would be out of a job if results were not positive after the two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Why is it that coach Hart was not left in charge at least until the Caribbean Cup playoffs and a decision made then?

Now that Saintfiet has resigned, with World Cup qualifiers just around the corner, Trinidad and Tobago soccer cannot be in a good place.

To me Mr John-Williams and those at the helm of local soccer have made too many unforced errors in too short a space of time, and because of the fact that he is at helm and the buck stops with him he should follow Mr Saintfiet.

I love what going on here. PEOPLE STARTING TO CALL FOR HE RESIGNATION. Look a campaign starting. Let we start a social media campaign to get rid of DJW NOWWWWWW......
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: ANC2 on January 13, 2017, 07:32:16 PM
This story could not be made up and produced by Tommy Joseph & Sprangalang.

DJW now on his knees looking for yet another coach, knowing no respectable coach will take the job, unless he out of piper money. Hart will not coming back once he there, so choices are Stewart Charles, Latapy and Fenwick. Only in Trinidad and Tobago could players decide who they want as coach. Imagine Germany, Brazil and England players making such request ???

Charles for once will stand up to DJW and say no thanks, Latapy taking anything like a warf whore and Fenwick selling himself worst than when he try to defend Diego in 86.
Fenwick is the best choice, plus word is he will take the job at any cost, his resume needs it, but DJW and all of WC crew despise the man. If he  Fenwick get hired look for Earl Jean and that whole organization to  :banginghead: :pissedoff: :cursing: :frustrated: after all the bad talking they do. Plus to now see their visionary Guru stoop to  :praying:  DJW creditability is now even lower than the white line in the road and he created for he self. ;D
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on January 13, 2017, 07:42:32 PM
Only in Trinidad and Tobago could players decide who they want as coach. Imagine Germany, Brazil and England players making such request ???

Players and fans do have influence on the picking of coaches.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on January 13, 2017, 08:18:00 PM
Only in Trinidad and Tobago could players decide who they want as coach. Imagine Germany, Brazil and England players making such request ???

Players and fans do have influence on the picking of coaches.

Fully agreed that there is nothing untoward about player participation or input (especially in light of how we got to where we are).

Recent example: England players rendered opinions. on both occasions that have popped up since Euro 2016.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 15, 2017, 06:27:36 AM
John-Williams signals new coach this week.
By Ian Prescott (Express).


THE president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association expects that a new national senior team coach will be announced this week.

“I feel within the next three to five days we will have a new coach,” David John-Williams declared in a radio interview yesterday, after Belgian Tom Saintfiet handed in his resignation on Tuesday after just over a month on the job.

Since then, there has been speculation that ex-national defender Dennis Lawrence, Stuart Charles-Fevrier, locally-based Englishman Terry Fenwick and former Colombian World Cup coach Francisco Maturana are among candidates to replace Saintfiet.

Prospective candidates are being screened by a Dexter Skeene-chaired technical committee, which will present its choice to the board of directors for a final decision. The TTFA president is said to have no direct input in the process.

While Tom Saintfiet was knocked for his moderate record, he at least coached seven national teams, including Togo before coming to Trinidad and Tobago. Some of the names being proposed as a replacement for Saintfiet have an even less impressive international profile.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on January 17, 2017, 11:05:29 PM
http://wired868.com/2017/01/17/kelvin-jack-t-please-resign-david-john-williams/

Kelvin Jack,  former Trinidad and Tobago international football team goalkeeper ask DJW to get his act together or resign
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on January 18, 2017, 11:11:22 AM
http://wired868.com/2017/01/17/kelvin-jack-t-please-resign-david-john-williams/

Kelvin Jack,  former Trinidad and Tobago international football team goalkeeper ask DJW to get his act together or resign

So the dictator was blaming Hart on national radio...

He like to deflect and distract, I wonder how much money he making by sabotaging our football?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: sjahrain on January 18, 2017, 01:39:58 PM
Out of his mouth he say shit is result oriented
How is his performance as the head of Company Yes reviewed by performance
Then fall on your own dam sword..Those are your words
What you do not like for yourself you cannot like for others
The issue on my rock is this
Those who love being in authority hate the responsibility of the hot seat...So its always someone else's fault other than theirs...All ways scapegoating...Be a man for a change and accept the fact that you screwed up,so we can move on...Dread it hard to spin top in mud...Ha ha ha
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: kounty on January 18, 2017, 03:01:30 PM
the nice pdf manefesto not on this thread. now is a good time to take a look @ it.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on January 18, 2017, 03:26:14 PM
https://youtube.com/v/wr0MmTqEWbU

Back in time, but mandatory viewing.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on January 18, 2017, 06:34:28 PM
the nice pdf manefesto not on this thread. now is a good time to take a look @ it.

It is. See below.

All the best to our new TTFA President David John-Williams in his bid to take T&T football to the the top of the CONCACAF region where it is supposed to be during his term in charge.

Would also like to say many thanks to the last TTFA President Raymond Tim Kee for doing a great job in helping to turn T&T football around over the last 2 & 1/2 years after they inherited the massive debts acquired during the Oliver Camps/Jack Warner led era. RTK's contribution to T&T football during his tenure should long be appreciated by all genuine T&T football fans. Tim Kee made a vital contribution in helping to turn things around for us at a very low time in our football history that came not too long after the glory of attending our very first World Cup Finals in 2006.

Of all the candidates who contested the TTFA Presidential elections DJW had by far the most comprehensive manifesto called IMPERATIVES FOR CHANGE. See this link: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/a68d0dd8-2b2e-4f5a-b3c2-4cc02f8766ac

I was also very impressed with Clynt Talyor and hope that he would be used in some capacity by David John-Williams if he offers his services. Would really loved to see Clynt Talyor as one of our TTFA VP's seeing that he was unable to win.

Listen to new TTFA President David John-Williams give his vision for T&T football a few days before being elected as new TTFA President this Sunday (yesterday).

Scoreboard 24th November 2015 TTFA General Elections with David John-Williams
https://www.youtube.com/v/B8ibolDEj28

Below David John Williams addresses the media for the first time since being elected as President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association on Sunday November 29th, 2015.

Newly elected TTFA President David John Williams in his first address to the media
https://www.youtube.com/v/aS58wmLmDCs

Once again for those who are yet to examine it, you can read our new TTFA President David John-Williams Manifesto called IMPERATIVES FOR CHANGE at this link: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/a68d0dd8-2b2e-4f5a-b3c2-4cc02f8766ac
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on January 18, 2017, 06:36:55 PM
Ah find socapro well quiet these days...

wham pro?  Yuh boy on fiyah
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on January 18, 2017, 06:41:05 PM
Ah find socapro well quiet these days...

wham pro?  Yuh boy on fiyah

He not the only one quiet, Andre Samuel hiding like manicou in the bush... only when I flash some enlightenment you does see him pop up
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on January 18, 2017, 06:42:05 PM
Heard Stuart get the job. Anybody else heard that?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on January 18, 2017, 06:48:12 PM
Heard Stuart get the job. Anybody else heard that?

I'm shocked  :rotfl:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: sjahrain on January 18, 2017, 07:17:06 PM
If this is the final solution ...The final nail was just put into the coffin...
 :devil: :devil: :devil:
Whe the devid they...I wonder who they mean

Well the final insult to my injury....Piss the man pissing and I thinking is rain falling.... Talk about conflict of interest...Talk about fete match mentality
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on January 18, 2017, 10:01:14 PM
If this is the final solution ...The final nail was just put into the coffin...
 :devil: :devil: :devil:
Whe the devid they...I wonder who they mean

Well the final insult to my injury....Piss the man pissing and I thinking is rain falling.... Talk about conflict of interest...Talk about fete match mentality

Have no fear, Stuart Charles FOREVER is here...
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on May 08, 2017, 04:06:19 PM
https://www.facebook.com/actnvoice/photos/a.289454417830071.62261.271907216251458/1152241124884725/?type=3

ACTN the voice
Tonight at 8pm
Listen to DJW

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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on May 09, 2017, 12:41:02 PM
WATCH: An exclusive interview with TTFA President, David John-Williams

https://www.youtube.com/v/J7vK3m-G_bY
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on June 29, 2017, 06:55:10 PM

Ok so under DJW leadership we have failed to qualify for Copa, failed to qualify for the last round of Caribbean Cup thus failing to qualify for Gold Cup, none of our youth teams have improved, women team have regressed, if we fail (I hope I am wrong) to qualify for WC then I hope to see outrage in the media and by football fans and a demand for him to resign. Let us see what happens.
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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on June 29, 2017, 08:14:23 PM

Ok so under DJW leadership we have failed to qualify for Copa, failed to qualify for the last round of Caribbean Cup thus failing to qualify for Gold Cup, none of our youth teams have improved, women team have regressed, if we fail (I hope I am wrong) to qualify for WC then I hope to see outrage in the media and by football fans and a demand for him to resign. Let us see what happens.
.

He get the FIFA President to come play in a fete match
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on June 30, 2017, 06:26:25 PM

Ok so under DJW leadership we have failed to qualify for Copa, failed to qualify for the last round of Caribbean Cup thus failing to qualify for Gold Cup, none of our youth teams have improved, women team have regressed, if we fail (I hope I am wrong) to qualify for WC then I hope to see outrage in the media and by football fans and a demand for him to resign. Let us see what happens.
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He get the FIFA President to come play in a fete match

De Dictator driving good.... ::)
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on July 02, 2017, 12:05:36 PM

^^ well ah just waiting to see if their is going to be any public demand or media outrage. Will not be surprised if its business as usual and everything just remain normal normal.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 02, 2017, 12:22:45 PM
The"people" have already spoken years ago. They really don't care for football. At least professional football. They don't go to see it. So DJW will have only to deal with SWN and some other as his most die-hard critics. If by fluke we develop a good batch every 15 yrs. they on the wagon. Other that they eh doing nothing concrete. When they want to see football they will. If they don't want to go, they would not. Let DJW enjoy his 4 yrs f--king up the football. At the end of the 4 yrs, we would like to see Contro. and his group challenge DJW. If you platform looks promising, I will throw my support. But if you and your group running on the same train tracks, pass my station straight.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on July 02, 2017, 04:11:57 PM
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Once again I repeat I want to see what mainstream media will publish and willing to accept.
Once again I repeat under DJW tenure we have failed to qualify for Copa
Once again I repeat under DJW tenure we failed to qualify for the last round of Caribbean Cup (yes imagine that!) thus failing to qualify for Gold Cup.
Once again I repeat under DJW tenure none of our youth teams have improved, women team have regressed.

Now if we also fail to qualify for the WC then yes this has been one of the worse spells by any TTFA President.

Bow if some in here willing to accept this as the new normal then do not set any standards of WC qualification in the future or have the nerve to ask the fans to come out in huge numbers to support
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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 03, 2017, 05:45:30 AM
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Once again I repeat I want to see what mainstream media will publish and willing to accept.
Once again I repeat under DJW tenure we have failed to qualify for Copa
Once again I repeat under DJW tenure we failed to qualify for the last round of Caribbean Cup (yes imagine that!) thus failing to qualify for Gold Cup.
Once again I repeat under DJW tenure none of our youth teams have improved, women team have regressed.

Now if we also fail to qualify for the WC then yes this has been one of the worse spells by any TTFA President.

Bow if some in here willing to accept this as the new normal then do not set any standards of WC qualification in the future or have the nerve to ask the fans to come out in huge numbers to support
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From your comment above, it appears that the following content would be of interest to you.

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With four CONCACAF World Cup qualifying games to go, the Soca Warriors are positioned at the bottom of ‘Hex’ with just three points. But [Selby] Browne feels the next two fixtures against Panama and Honduras may decide the administration’s fate as well.

“At the end of the first week of September, a decision must be made about the administration of football in Trinidad and Tobago; it’s very simple in mind,” said [Selby] Browne. “It is about putting Trinidad and Tobago football on the right footing, something that should have been done [before].

“We should not have had the debacle that was Jack Warner; and clearly it looks like we are heading that way again with this sort of modus operandi.”

Excerpted from here. (http://wired868.com/2017/07/01/ttfa-ordered-to-pay-ex-fifa-ref-500k-djw-led-body-accused-of-trying-to-mislead-high-court/)
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on September 01, 2017, 10:11:38 PM

Ok so under DJW leadership we have failed to qualify for Copa, failed to qualify for the last round of Caribbean Cup thus failing to qualify for Gold Cup, none of our youth teams have improved, women team have regressed, if we fail (I hope I am wrong) to qualify for WC then I hope to see outrage in the media and by football fans and a demand for him to resign. Let us see what happens.
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After the recent loss against Honduras, my above position on DJW is now even stronger. I am still waiting to see the uproar from the media and public asking him for his resignation. Football from senior to youth level has gone backwards in a big way since he took office!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on September 01, 2017, 10:15:18 PM

Ok so under DJW leadership we have failed to qualify for Copa, failed to qualify for the last round of Caribbean Cup thus failing to qualify for Gold Cup, none of our youth teams have improved, women team have regressed, if we fail (I hope I am wrong) to qualify for WC then I hope to see outrage in the media and by football fans and a demand for him to resign. Let us see what happens.
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After the recent loss against Honduras, my above position on DJW is now even stronger. I am still waiting to see the uproar from the media and public asking him for his resignation. Football from senior to youth level has gone backwards in a big way since he took office!
He should speak at the press conference after the game.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: davyjenny1 on September 01, 2017, 11:46:36 PM
One wonders who will be that special someone to come in  and change T&T football immediately towards success while under heavy scrutiny?That is a 50 million dollar question because the average TT soccer fan wants to win right now. It's like climbing Mount Everest in a Winter Storm.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: davyjenny1 on September 02, 2017, 12:01:47 AM
Trinbagonian eh know want they want

https://www.youtube.com/v/tvZiXcZwNsI
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on September 02, 2017, 12:03:17 AM
One wonders who will be that special someone to come in  and change T&T football immediately towards success while under heavy scrutiny?That is a 50 million dollar question because the average TT soccer fan wants to win right now. It's like climbing Mount Everest in a Winter Storm.
We were building something then we made changes, now we're going backwards.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 02, 2017, 04:47:47 AM
RE: ATTENDANCE AT T&T vs HONDURAS

The attendance figures (5,200) and failed logistics merit accountability. The decisions were owned and endorsed by the TTFA president et al. Similarly, the consequences of those decisions should be owned and endorsed frontally.

We are at the high-water mark.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on September 02, 2017, 08:13:00 AM
Trinbagonian eh know want they want



What ah know FOR SURE iz Trinbagonians doh want the state of our football getting worse every month! We cannot even reach the final round of Caribbean football now! So does that mean we must now get used to consistently not qualifying for Gold Cup? we not winning against Caribbean opposition at home! youth teams getting knocked out at the Caribbean stage and Womens team in a disaster. This is major regression in our football and ah sure Trinbagonians doh want dat
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on September 02, 2017, 10:51:29 AM
Trying to find a loophole to oust DJW is similar to finding a way to impeach Trump. Looks like we have to wait it out. How long is DJW term?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on September 02, 2017, 11:06:43 AM
Trying to find a loophole to oust DJW is similar to finding a way to impeach Trump. Looks like we have to wait it out. How long is DJW term?

You saying the media and public cannot pressure him? Have you heard anyone from the media ask for his resignation? I rather see some outrage and demands than rather just wait for his term to over
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: FF on September 02, 2017, 11:11:21 AM
Giant banner for the USA game on the uncovered seats saying DJW OUT

That on top.of the undoubtedly empty stands will send a big international message to John Williams
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on September 02, 2017, 11:18:46 AM
Trying to find a loophole to oust DJW is similar to finding a way to impeach Trump. Looks like we have to wait it out. How long is DJW term?

You saying the media and public cannot pressure him? Have you heard anyone from the media ask for his resignation? I rather see some outrage and demands than rather just wait for his term to over

As much as I agree that some kind of protest be mounted, I don't think that will be enough to rid DJW. Yuh done see what kind of man he is. He ain't giving up that post, especially when he have a personal stake in football.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on September 02, 2017, 11:20:19 AM
Trying to find a loophole to oust DJW is similar to finding a way to impeach Trump. Looks like we have to wait it out. How long is DJW term?

You saying the media and public cannot pressure him? Have you heard anyone from the media ask for his resignation? I rather see some outrage and demands than rather just wait for his term to over

As much as I agree that some kind of protest be mounted, I don't think that will be enough to rid DJW. Yuh done see what kind of man he is. He ain't giving up that post, especially when he have a personal stake in football.

When we become serious about our football, we (media, public) will not just think, but do what is necessary to save our football.

In football serious countries, everything will just NOT go on normal normal
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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on September 02, 2017, 11:32:56 AM
Trying to find a loophole to oust DJW is similar to finding a way to impeach Trump. Looks like we have to wait it out. How long is DJW term?

You saying the media and public cannot pressure him? Have you heard anyone from the media ask for his resignation? I rather see some outrage and demands than rather just wait for his term to over

As much as I agree that some kind of protest be mounted, I don't think that will be enough to rid DJW. Yuh done see what kind of man he is. He ain't giving up that post, especially when he have a personal stake in football.

When we become serious about our football, we (media, public) will not just think, but do what is necessary to save our football.

In football serious countries, everything will just NOT go on normal normal
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Well we know that ain't happening now Sando. Any man with integrity and dignity will most likely leave under such pressure. DJW is not the type. Don't get me wrong, the only way we know for sure is IF the people try.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on September 02, 2017, 05:16:59 PM
Giant banner for the USA game on the uncovered seats saying DJW OUT

That on top.of the undoubtedly empty stands will send a big international message to John Williams

This is not the 70s and the anti Vietnam war protests

Giant banner don't mean shit...

What the hell is that going to achieve?

Trinbago is so fragmented that people won't give a damn, look at this board and the crabs we have on here that won't listen to reason

You need a straight up coup on the ttfa
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: FF on September 02, 2017, 05:25:05 PM
Well go ahead and launch your coup. We waiting.

Just FYI you shoulda take action in January... Or you just talking?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 14, 2017, 05:40:10 AM
John-Williams: Bottom-up approach will repair sport
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


T&T Football Association president David John-Williams is delivering on his administration’s promise to take a bottom- up approach to repair the sport and bring back the crowds to the game.

In an interview with Guardian Media Sports at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Sunday, the local football boss said his association’s Elite Programme initiative, which is being supported financially by the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) is the approach needed to return the sport to the glory days. John-Willimas promised that in five to seven years time the country will be reaping the benefits of this initiative.

The elite football programme was designed to create a pool of national players that will be put into full-time training and used to facilitate national teams in the future. John-Williams said the programme began last year, where his association started scouting talent in the T&T Pro League and the Republic Bank Cup and selected an initial pool of players.

“Now we are doing a competition of all the zones, North zone, Eastern Counties, East zone, Tobago, South zone and Central zone, where we have coaches in those zones selecting those elites players and then we put them into their natural environment so that national coaches can have a look at them and then we will select a final national pool after this competition where the team will go into full time training” John Williams explained.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: sjahrain on September 14, 2017, 12:56:02 PM
Is this dude for real or just messing with my head,4-7 years so we have to wait out two world cups just to get it right,this dude smoking a bad brand.He who is seated at the head of the table chatting this rubbish,while tax payers pick up the tab,ha ha ha...no more handouts...
As again this is what the firing of Hart has brought us,where we have regressed into oblivion
My beef was and will always be instead of building upon what Tim Kee left, all was dismantled and we the people are left holding the bag and have an annoying clown as a result
An owner of a team should never be allowed to lead the TTFF,it's not what I expected but going forward this should never visit us again
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on September 14, 2017, 01:34:08 PM
Is this dude for real or just messing with my head,4-7 years so we have to wait out two world cups just to get it right,this dude smoking a bad brand.He who is seated at the head of the table chatting this rubbish,while tax payers pick up the tab,ha ha ha...no more handouts...
As again this is what the firing of Hart has brought us,where we have regressed into oblivion
My beef was and will always be instead of building upon what Tim Kee left, all was dismantled and we the people are left holding the bag and have an annoying clown as a result
An owner of a team should never be allowed to lead the TTFF,it's not what I expected but going forward this should never visit us again
:beermug:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on September 14, 2017, 02:46:52 PM
Whenever I see this thread pop up, I always click on it with the hope that there will be news about DJW departure from the TTFA.

On a serious note, is there any way that we the people of SWN, can create some momentum to get rid of DJW before more damage is done?

That's right, the owner of a pro league football team should not be in any position in the TTFA.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on September 14, 2017, 03:59:32 PM
De man delivering on he promise

He certainly take us to de bottom.  So it stand to reason that the only way from there is up.

I think he still delivering.  We have more bottom to reach wit he in charge


Think bout it.  We definitely out de Hex.  Knowing T&T football and football supporters, NOBODY going to pay any attention to what TTFA do or don't do until the next round of world cup qualifiers come around.

If DJW had carte blanche to do whatever he wanted before.....it wusserer now.  And he done prove it already by appointing Saintfiet as head coach AND dissing him publicly at his introductory press conference.  And EVERYBODY take it jes so.....INCLUDING SAINTFIET!

T&T football ass wuss dan grass now wit dis man in charge.  He sole interest is to make $$$ for he.  He doh give a f**k about de game. 

Enjoy it........because jes like de people dat did vote fuh Trump.....yuh deserve wha yuh get


Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: sjahrain on September 14, 2017, 04:29:34 PM
Palos
 I have a strange feeling the word.. Bottom is about to be redefined by the honorable and  distinguished gentleman... I am so annoyed that I am forced to use pleasant adjectives....ha ha ha
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on September 14, 2017, 10:38:04 PM
John-Willimas promised that in five to seven years time the country will be reaping the benefits of this initiative.

Under his watch it will take that amount of time. At least he is being honest. How long it took under JW admin. about 25 yrs? But seriously, I have lost all hope.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: sjahrain on September 15, 2017, 02:59:50 AM
Bottom.
. I said yesterday that bottom would be redefined under the current administration...look at this today...and already it has begun
From a high of 19 during the 2006 campaign.. To a new low of 99...a drop of 80 spots....that hard to swallow
Please go away  your lack of leadership is very evident Mr Right and honorable and distinguished.......Palos  Deeks Asylum Seeker Controversial Pull Stones Flex can do much better but not worse...The whole Warrior Nation can do better
Well just as well administer final rights to a dying sport under this current leadership
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on September 15, 2017, 04:26:13 PM
Well go ahead and launch your coup. We waiting.

Just FYI you shoulda take action in January... Or you just talking?

I don't just talk brother, I do, problem was the people I was with, wanted to give this house negroe a chance, they didn't heed my warning, now they are seeing the damage...

2018 there will be a concerted effort... that I know...
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on September 15, 2017, 04:29:03 PM
Whenever I see this thread pop up, I always click on it with the hope that there will be news about DJW departure from the TTFA.

On a serious note, is there any way that we the people of SWN, can create some momentum to get rid of DJW before more damage is done?

That's right, the owner of a pro league football team should not be in any position in the TTFA.

There is a way, question is, how bad do the supporters on this board want it? Will they come together in one vision and one focus and unite or continue to fight with one another?

The supporters of this board could change the course of our football forever but will everyone work as one unit?

Will they put aside their ego, differences and work as one to move our football ahead to where it should be?

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 21, 2017, 01:51:22 AM
John-Williams not interested in CFU pres spot.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


David John-Williams, the defeated Caribbean Football Union (CFU) presidential candidate last year, has said he is not interested in assuming the position of president in the wake Gordon Derrick’s six-year ban by the FIFA, the world governing body for football.

On Tuesday Derrick, who had prevailed over an ambitious John-Williams 18-13 in a tight race for the region’s top football spot, was banned from all football related activities for violating several articles of its code of ethics.

The case against Derrick focused on alleged conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts, mismanagement of funds, abuse of position and disloyalty.

Derrick however still maintains that he did nothing wrong. This latest development has led to speculation that John-Williams would have been the obvious choice for the position of president until someone if elected.

At present Randy Harris, president of the Barbados Football Association holds the CFU top job.

He took over recently from Grenada’s Cheney Joseph, the first vice president under Derrick, after being the automatic choice when Derrick was being investigated.

John Williams told Guardian Media Sports yesterday that, not only is he not interested in assuming the CFU presidency, but he is not in a position to do so, as the constitution is quite clear concerning the hierarchy in the organization. “The first vice president takes over in the event the president is unable to carry out his responsibilities.

And if not him, the second vice president. Joseph resigned soon after taking over from Derrick which led to fresh election, and that is where Harris was elected”.

The embattled TTFA president who was accused of pursuing regional gains and neglecting development of TT football said “When I decided to contest the presidency of the CFU last year, I had a clear vision for the development of the sport in the region, but I did not get the support, but I still have a vision for the sport and the Caribbean, but just not at this point in time, as my plate is already filled with T&TFA business.”

According to John-Williams he is pleased of his administration’s achievements in the short time they have been put into office. “If you read our manifesto, you would realize we are close to achieving all our promises.

We have not been in office two years yet, but we have seen a home for football, annual accounts being given to FIFA and major financial returns from high profile international matches, fully operational Women’s Programme.” John Williams said.

He believes that in spite of the achievements to date, that his administration has still fallen short of public expectations, which he said is due largely because of football being the the country number one sport.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on September 21, 2017, 11:32:10 AM
We have not been in office two years yet, but we have seen a home for football
Where nobody comes to watch football

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major financial returns from high profile international matches
Yeah....like the recent WC Qualifier against Honduras at the "home for football"

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fully operational Women’s Programme.”
Perhaps Carolina Morace and the T&T womens players can provide some insight to that?

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He believes that in spite of the achievements to date, that his administration has still fallen short of public expectations, which he said is due largely because of football being the the country number one sport.
Interesting to see that WC qualification in 2018 must NOT have been one of his manifesto items.


Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on September 21, 2017, 02:46:23 PM
There HAS to be a way to oust this guy. Does the TTFA have a constitution? If one exists, we need to go through it with a fine tooth comb. . Women qualification starting next year..
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Quags on September 22, 2017, 07:45:54 AM
This guy will kill Football ,am thinking kids gonna flock to 20/20 cricket !After seen the cars the red force players driving .
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on October 03, 2017, 04:13:11 PM
After the next two massacres where we will concede a minimum of 6 goals our FIFA ranking will be close to 120. The U15 and U17 were abused on the pitch. Can anyone call Contro a liar now?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Trini Madness on October 03, 2017, 06:58:45 PM
Someone mentioned it before, I forgot who, he will kill it then try to bring it back to life so he can be seen as a hero....but I don't think that's likely.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tobago28 on October 04, 2017, 09:17:15 AM
Someone mentioned it before, I forgot who, he will kill it then try to bring it back to life so he can be seen as a hero....but I don't think that's likely.

Anyone thinking that way has to be either a fool or know nothing about the development cycle of football. Maybe BOTH!  It simply takes too long for player development for him to bring it back in the window of a TTFA President's term. He would have been a hero if he kept Hart in a cycle with a weak US team in disarray and let the cards playout but he just prove he is either an ASS, a DUNCE or BOTH
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on October 06, 2017, 12:44:32 AM
Someone mentioned it before, I forgot who, he will kill it then try to bring it back to life so he can be seen as a hero....but I don't think that's likely.

Anyone thinking that way has to be either a fool or know nothing about the development cycle of football. Maybe BOTH!  It simply takes too long for player development for him to bring it back in the window of a TTFA President's term. He would have been a hero if he kept Hart in a cycle with a weak US team in disarray and let the cards playout but he just prove he is either an ASS, a DUNCE or BOTH

If you notice, TT has to now play the spoiler for the US, but that won’t happen...

You see if hart was still coach and had his way, we would be in the top 3 and the elite teams would be  fighting to qualify..

With the dictator sabotaging our football, we now can make it easier for teams like Mexico and the US to qualify...

Had our team not been sabotaged we would then be in a position to challenge Mexico for first place ...

That could not happen, the house negro ensured that ....
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on October 06, 2017, 11:11:39 AM
Someone mentioned it before, I forgot who, he will kill it then try to bring it back to life so he can be seen as a hero....but I don't think that's likely.

Anyone thinking that way has to be either a fool or know nothing about the development cycle of football. Maybe BOTH!  It simply takes too long for player development for him to bring it back in the window of a TTFA President's term. He would have been a hero if he kept Hart in a cycle with a weak US team in disarray and let the cards playout but he just prove he is either an ASS, a DUNCE or BOTH

Sure right Tobago

Doesn’t make any logical sense to do that

Tim kee was hated when he came in and built respect afterwards

The dictator has done no favours for himself and people will remember he sabotaged the team

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: sjahrain on October 06, 2017, 07:05:49 PM
On step forward two steps back
Babylon
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 10, 2017, 04:50:36 AM
WATCH: TTFA President David John-Williams talks about the work that his organization is doing

https://www.youtube.com/v/ig3th3zFWn0
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on November 11, 2017, 08:11:30 PM

Ok so under DJW leadership we have failed to qualify for Copa, failed to qualify for the last round of Caribbean Cup thus failing to qualify for Gold Cup, none of our youth teams have improved, women team have regressed, if we fail (I hope I am wrong) to qualify for WC then I hope to see outrage in the media and by football fans and a demand for him to resign. Let us see what happens.
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well what has change since this post? , the answer iz we getting even worse and this man STILL is the President. This will never happen in any other country that take dey football serious
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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 23, 2017, 05:56:23 AM
From chaos to catastrophe; why John-Williams is worse than Jack Warner.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


“On the eve of the game, I remember [Russell] Latapy walks in to the team hotel with a woman in tow and declares that he wants to have a meeting with the staff and [technical director] Gally [Cummings] called a meeting.

“And I’m thinking for the whole week Latapy hadn’t trained properly, he was constantly late for team meals and now here he was dictating to the staff…”

In the final instalment of a two-part interview, retired FC Santa Rosa head coach Keith Look Loy discusses his tenure on the bench, life under disgraced ex-TTFF special advisor Jack Warner, why current football president David John-Williams is a failure and who should be the next TTFA president.

Wired868: How would you describe your coaching philosophy?

Keith Look Loy: My coaching philosophy is that we need to win every day and I really don’t care how. I tend to be very pragmatic and I always base my team strategy and tactics on defending first and then countering what the other team intends to do—which is based on scouting—and then ensuring as much as possible that we take the lead. My record generally is when we take the lead, we win.

The entire team must be prepared to contribute to that [defensive effort]. No exceptions. Except, as I said before, an exceptional talent like [Arnold] Dwarika. If we play nice, great—but I intend to win be it ugly or nice. I don’t care which.

Wired868: And how did that philosophy work during your time as Trinidad and Tobago national youth team coach?

Look Loy: I think it was pretty successful bar that CONCACAF Under-17 tournament in El Salvador [in 1999] when I took over two weeks before the tournament. They had fired [coach Muhammad] Isa and, two weeks before the tournament, [then TTFF special advisor] Jack [Warner] called and told me to see what I could do. I was a TTFF employee at the time so I said yes and I went to El Salvador and we got six, six and six [goals in every match].

Even then, we were on even footing with everyone after about an hour. We were leading Mexico 2-0 and eventually lost 6-2. Because what can you do in terms of fitness in two weeks?

Other than that, all my teams only lost to a top side. We beat Colombia in the CAC Games in 1994 when we finished fifth. Then we lost at Under-20 level to Costa Rica in 1995 and Mexico in 1997. In those days in particular, a National Under-20 team comprised of schoolboys—because we had no professional league then and our youth football league was school football—whereas the Costa Ricans and Mexicans were bringing players who were already playing professional football.

We never got to the knockout round of the Concacaf tournament but we also never lost to a Caribbean team. We were always on the top of the Caribbean pile, which is the minimum you should expect from a Trinidad and Tobago coach.

Wired868: You had one spell with the National Senior Team as assistant coach to Zoran Vranes in 1996…

Look Loy: Vranes begged me to be his assistant and I went in against my better judgment because I considered him my friend. That campaign was undermined by certain players and certain staff, by which I mean they were not giving full support and talking to players behind Vranes’ back and encouraging them to be disruptive.

I speak Spanish so they sent me to Costa Rica to see them play Chile before our World Cup qualifier. I came back to our camp in [the] Normandie [Hotel] with an extensive report and proceeded to open up that report. [Russell] Latapy jumps up to say I find we treating them like a big side, why we talking about them. Then Gally [Cummings]—who was the technical director at the time—said he saw no reason to talk about them. So Latapy jumps in his car and gone with three players. I couldn’t believe it.

For that whole preparation, Latapy and [Dwight] Yorke were staying in the Hilton and literally dropping by to the team camp and at training sessions that was allowed. The lunatics were running the asylum. Vranes wanted to drop them but he couldn’t because Gally and [assistant coach] Kenny Joseph were not in favour of [dropping them].

On the eve of the game, I remember Latapy walks in to the team hotel with a woman in tow and declares that he wants to have a meeting with the staff and Gally called a meeting. And I’m thinking for the whole week Latapy hadn’t trained properly, he was constantly late for team meals and now here he was dictating to the staff.

[…] After we lost, I remember they called me to a meeting and it was Sedley [Joseph] and Alvin [Corneal] and so on. And I sat down and told them they’re fixing to fire the wrong man and if they fire Vranes, I quit. I answered the questions and gave them my opinions and then they brought in Clovis [D’Olivierra] and we ended with one point in the whole campaign. The player core was corrupted and the staff that they threw Vranes into was a waste of time.
I remember after Latapy had the scouting report cancelled, I told all the players that I had information on Costa Rica and the assignments for each player and, if they were interested, they only had to knock on my door. [Ancil] Elcock was the only player who came and knocked on my door.

Wired868: Was that a snippet of life during Jack Warner’s era at the TTFA? What can you tell us about that period?

Look Loy: It was chaos and there were a lot of people who liked the chaos and disorganisation because they could get away with things. Jack was not a fan of major planning; he liked to ad lib and make it up as we went along. But there were more resources available to the national teams. When he committed to a project, he would just bring the money and bring the personnel.

[…] If something went wrong, he would just throw money at it but that was still better than now. In those days, we were indisputably top of the Caribbean and our youth teams were going to FIFA Youth Cups and we were hosting major tournaments like two Junior World Cups. Where are we now?

If you use those objective categories, the question answers itself in pure footballing terms. Our national teams were better off and were achieving more, our domestic club football was better off, we went from Semi-Pro League to Pro League. We had teams that ruled the Caribbean football and that were not being embarrassed in CONCACAF club football. Look at what is passing for our domestic club football today.

It is not just down to money. In those days—jump high, jump low—there wasn’t the politicking we have today with national team coach selections; I give Jack that. I remember when we brought [Even] Pellerud [to coach the National Women’s team]. I put together a panel of people to search for a top coach. [Jamaal] Shabazz was on that panel and Isa. Then I went to him and said ‘This is the man’. And Jack got him. That was it. There wasn’t the politicking we see nowadays.

I was the technical advisor and we brought in Angus Eve as a national youth coach on merit and we brought in Shawn Cooper on merit because these were the people who were bringing in trophies at youth level. We said unless we bring in foreigners, we had to use people who were getting results and winning competitions locally. It wasn’t about who is your friend or if you are coaching at W Connection.

On a personal level, I always gave Jack Warner his due respect for giving me the opportunity to work in CONCACAF and FIFA at a high level and he always respected my capacity and my opinions.

On a professional level, in my mind there is no dispute that—whatever else you say about his administration under his reign—Trinidad and Tobago and Caribbean football was much more dynamic and achieving more [than it is it now]. Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica went to youth and senior World Cups and Haiti went to a Junior World Cup.

[…] His legacy will always be tainted by the charges levelled against him by the FIFA Ethics Committee and the FBI. He will have to deal with that if ever he is extradited. But he facilitated a lot of things through his politicking.

Wired868: Do you plan to run for the post of TTFA president?

Look Loy: No. I am not being coy about it; I have no interest in that. I have taken on the Trinidad and Tobago Super League [TTSL] presidency and when [my term] ends, I will be 68. I do not intend to spend all my time in football. I want to spend some time with my wife and family and I don’t want to be one of those football dinosaurs trying to hang on to power.

I want to work with and for anybody who I believe has the interest of our football at heart and is intent on progressing our football. We have had too many people in football who are intent on progressing their own personal interest and some of them know nothing about football. I will support and work for anyone I believe is the best person for our football.

Wired868: What attributes do you think are necessary for the person at the helm of the TTFA?

Look Loy: The president of the TTFA has to have experience either being a president or being in charge of an enterprise with a lot of management challenges or money passing through it. I would like to get someone from inside football with a proven record of not just work but honesty and openness to discussion.

Everyone says we want a businessman but we have had businessmen who put us in trouble before, starting with Eric James and Jack [Warner] and [Raymond] Tim Kee right up to and including [David] John-Williams; it is the businessmen who are putting us in trouble.

[…] It is better to have someone who knows about football and we bring in the expertise to do business. Russell Simmons and them don’t have MBAs but they hire the expertise. We need football people in charge and we can hire the expertise because the central compass has to be your love and dedication for Trinidad and Tobago football and moving us forward. Football has to guide us and what we don’t have, we hire. I will never change my mind on that.

Wired868: Is there anyone you have in mind?

Look Loy: I can’t say. But I am encouraging people to come to [TTFA] meetings and make your presence felt and exert yourself… When [critics] said I won the Super League presidency without a manifesto, I said my whole life in football is a manifesto. You want somebody to come and make promises like a politician? Anybody can put something on paper. Anybody who wants to run against John-Williams in two years’ time has to be showing their mettle now. Don’t show me a manifesto in two years time; you are not tricking me with that.

The guiding thing here is honesty and openness. If a man doesn’t know something, he can get the expertise and take guidance. Without [honesty and openness], we will go nowhere but backwards and that is where we are going—backwards! Everything in football now is politics where the powers-that-be allow things to happen because they think they can benefit. Moving football forward is by the way and not central.

Everybody is afraid to stand up and be counted. Look at what is going on with the [TTFA Training and Technical] Centre, otherwise known as John-Williams’ monument to himself. Who bid to run the project? Who was hired? What is the completion date?

Nobody knows and big people sit down in a meeting and allow it. Don’t feel I didn’t have ring-down arguments with Jack. We did. He would ask my opinion, I would give it and he would decide what he wanted to do—because I am not a political officer, I am [like] the PS. He valued my opinion even when he didn’t take it on.

With John-Williams, we have one mannism and we have had enough of that; that is the history of our country. That is why I am very proud of the TTSL. Because we have grassroots democracy where everyone is involved in the process. Let us decide collectively what we have to do. If we make an error, we all make an error and we all have to decide how to correct it.

Wired868: What is the first thing you would change about the TTFA if you could?

Look Loy: The first thing I would change is the personnel in charge of football, starting with the elected officers in charge of regional associations. We need vibrant, forward-thinking people to be in charge—at both the regional and national level. Admittedly, that is difficult because people don’t come forward.

[…] Then we need a change in the political culture, which is more difficult. The TTFA remains an association where the dominant philosophy is one mannism. One man decides and everyone hush to get a trip here or an appointment there… The TTFA lacks transparency in important areas like financial, with the most important being the  TTFA project that’s going on. Nobody knows anything and who knows isn’t talking. There is a major problem with the decision making process where we keep trying to force democracy on them and they keep trying to sidestep democracy.
[…] The other area is the bumbling around. It is a very inefficient organisation and the matter of compliance and club licensing are just two examples of that.
Just look at the situation where Sharon O’ Brien is an employee of the TTFA and subject to the direction of general secretary Justin Latapy[-George]. But then Sharon is also president of WOLF and sits on the TTFA board. So in the office she is junior to Justin but, in the TTFA boardroom, she is his boss. How can an employee be on the board of the TTFA? Who is the boss in that relationship?

It speaks to the level of inefficiency in the organisation… When the Central FA was considering getting rid of [Board-appointed Samuel] Saunders, they asked for the TTFA minutes to see his attendance at meetings so they could tell if Saunders was representing them. And I have it on good authority that John-Williams was livid that any board minutes should be shared with anyone [outside of the Board]. What does the Board have to hide? [The TTSL] allows anyone to come in and view minutes because that is the right of the membership.

[…] And, of course, the other issue is the political decision making that is at the heart of appointments for the national team staff. Jabloteh have won the Pro League Youth tournaments for three years in a row and not one coach [from that club] gets an appointment and the majority of the elite youth coaches are from Connection and south Trinidad. You have men from Connection who can’t beat anybody and can’t demonstrate any success but are getting national team appointments.

[…] Why do we not have a general consultation about why our our national teams are consistently coming outside the top five even in youth football? Why is that not a crisis? Why are people failing and constantly coming back as though it is just another day at the office?

Wired868: I asked you about your best moment as coach before—but what is your worst?

Look Loy: There are two. The first one was the period when I had to fight the SSFL in court to overturn an unjustified and unjustifiable ban. That was a terrible time because people had all sorts of things to say about me and I was public enemy number one for call-in programs with Fazeer Mohammed and them.

I wasn’t coaching anybody at the time and I had a young son, Khari, so my wife, Cathy-Ann, said why don’t you start your own club? I said that was a brilliant idea and that is how FC Santa Rosa started.

The next one would be when I took over that Under-17 team that nobody wanted two weeks before the tournament and I went to El Salvador and we got six, six and six. The same thing happened with Joe Public in the CONCACAF Champions Cup when Isa was coach and I was technical director. Again, they fired Isa and a week before the match in the RFK Stadium in Washington, [Warner] said ‘Try and do something with them for me.’ We got [eight] and again Look Loy was the worst coach. But I never doubted my acumen. Maybe I should have been smart and said ‘No’ but those were three moments where I took a real buffeting.

But as I said at our TTSL prize-giving function, by Monday morning I done forget about that loss [against UTT] and I am thinking about 2018. That is how I have always lived my life. I took my licks and I came out alright.

Now, I am returning to the coaching I really love. As a player in the United States, I would coach young children in the off-season and I am going back to that to finish my career. I will handle ages 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 but nothing over 12. I will be quite happy doing that.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 23, 2017, 09:21:01 AM
Contro. Whey you dey? Keith say that elections is in 2 years. So I hope you have your people ready. I eh eh kickin’ on you Breds. You say you have a group that could do the job. Well now is the time. Merry Christmas and Happy New to the SW forumites.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: royal on December 23, 2017, 10:29:12 AM
Should Latapy be coaching our youths? seeing he has such a poor discipline record, with stories from Scotland to Trinidad 
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on December 23, 2017, 11:25:39 AM
I sure hope there's a worthy team or two getting prepared to run for elections.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 23, 2017, 12:09:42 PM
Contro. Whey you dey? Keith say that elections is in 2 years. So I hope you have your people ready. I eh eh kickin’ on you Breds. You say you have a group that could do the job. Well now is the time. Merry Christmas and Happy New to the SW forumites.

Merry Xmas and god bless to you and the forumites...

I can’t run for president as I haven’t managed a football club in TT sadly, but the group can get behind the right person. Haven’t been on the board for a minute, by that time we should have a manifesto and plan to propose someone, hopefully Keith is still there and we can have a cursory discussion with him...

Main thing is to get rid of the dictator and make a run for 2022 with Hart, that would be ideal...

WHich means Hart would have a year and change to prepare for the big dance with his team, not the dictators team and a full staff, not half staff and funding
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 23, 2017, 12:33:08 PM
Should Latapy be coaching our youths? seeing he has such a poor discipline record, with stories from Scotland to Trinidad

Reasonable question ... with reasonable answers in the yay and nay columns.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: coache on December 24, 2017, 02:38:29 PM
John Williams try yuh best and leave us something good for us to remember you by.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: coache on December 24, 2017, 02:42:04 PM
Ah jus see a question about Latapy coaching...on a serious note Latapy should go work under a good experienced Coach..de man lacking in de Coaching department ..as a trainer ..he will do well but Coaching is a different animal.

Compliments of de Season Russel ..teach de kids what yuh know.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 24, 2017, 08:28:27 PM
coache, when you say "..as a trainer ..he will do well but Coaching is a different animal". Are you talking about physical training?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: coache on December 24, 2017, 10:45:30 PM
skills training/ technical work
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 24, 2017, 11:32:20 PM
skills training/ technical work

Seeing that he was one of TT best mid-field/playmaker, I would think skills training/tech. work would be his forte. But then again ... his stint as the national coach was disappointing. He did bring along one or two good players during his stint. I can't mentioned them off-hand right now.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 27, 2017, 05:12:17 AM
DJW skips TTFA AGM while board claims ignorance of $.9 million Pro League subvention.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


In the David John-Williams’ 2015 election manifesto, entitled “Imperatives for Change,” he promised that, once elected, he would be “committed to immediately appointing the necessary sub committees, as required under the constitution.”

Further, John-Williams, the candidate, noted that “the proper and efficient function (sic) of these committees are (sic) important to regaining stakeholders’ and corporate confidence in the TTFA.”

In a reconvened AGM on Saturday morning, 24 months after John-Williams was elected Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president, the local football body finally appointed members for its judicial committees.

Industrial relations manager Newtown George, retired Major General Rodney Smart and attorneys Cedric Neptune and Michael Quamina were proposed—and accepted—as chairs for the Disciplinary, Audit and Compliance, Ethics, and Appeals Committees respectively.

The committees are constituted as follows:

Disciplinary: Newton George (chair), Auldrin Neptune (vice-chair), Sushilla Jadoonanan, John Jeffrey ad Norris Ferguson (members).

Ethics: Cedric Neptune (chair), Cheryl Wallace (vice-chair), Dr Beverly Beckles (member).

Appeals: Michael Quamina (chair), Sandra Elcock-Stanisclaus (vice-chair).

Audit and Compliance: Rodney Smart (chair), Ann-Marie Abbott (vice-chair), Kit Kennedy (member).

Former Central Football Association (CFA) representative to the TTFA Board of Directors and attorney Samuel Saunders was also proposed by the board for a role on the Appeals Committee. However, the membership rejected Saunders owing to concerns about his behaviour during his ultimately unsuccessful challenge to the CFA.

Notably, though, the TTFA Board admitted that, despite John-Williams’ tenure as president being half-completed, the local football body—which is over $15 million in debt—has still not appointed a Finance Committee.

According to multiple sources at the AGM, a lack of financial transparency remains the biggest concern about John-Williams’ tenure so far.

Remarkably, not only was the TTFA president absent from yesterday’s AGM; but he also did not forewarn members about his absence.

According to one member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, neither John-Williams nor any of his three vice-presidents—Ewing Davis, Joanne Salazar and Allan Warner—was present for the scheduled 8am start of the AGM at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

General secretary Justin Latapy-George was not present either while only one of the TTFA’s 11 board members, Wayne Cunningham, was in attendance. So, the TTFA’s members called the meeting to order themselves with Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer taking charge.

It was not until roughly 8.33am that Davis showed up with news that John-Williams was allegedly unwell and could not attend.

With no John-Williams or auditor present, it meant that the AGM could not address the Board’s financial statement while the TTFA president did not forward his address or activity report to be presented by Davis.

Still, several members expressed surprise at the apparent ignorance of the TTFA Board members as regards how local football money was being spent.

By mid-morning, there were five board members present: Davis, Cunningham, Sherwyn Dyer (Eastern Counties Football Union), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA) and Sharon O’Brien (Women’s League Football). But none could confirm whether the local football body had given $945,000 to Pro League clubs in October and November and why this was approved while the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) clubs, regional bodies, beach soccer and Futsal remained empty-handed.

“What came across clearly was either [financial] decisions are being taken that the Board knows nothing about,” TTSL president Keith Look Loy told Wired868, “or the board members know about it and are not prepared to talk.

“Only once, Wayne [Cunningham] departed from that and gave some responses on the issue of compliance for members. Other than that, it came across that the Board didn’t know what was going on.

“[…] In October and November, eight Pro League clubs got a total of $135,000 each from the TTFA. This was verified to me by one Pro League club. But when I raised it, Davis said he would have to check that.

“I said the Pro League clubs said they received [that subvention from the TTFA], so either you’re pretending you don’t know or the money was disbursed by someone else and you don’t know about it.”

Latapy-George, who is reported to have said that his late arrival was due to his preparation of refreshments for the AGM, allegedly told the gathering that he was aware that John-Williams wrote FIFA to request funding for the Pro League and the TTSL. But it was the last he had heard about the matter.

“The board members seemed not to be au courant with quite a few things that were going on with the exception of Cunningham, who was able to answer one or two questions,” stated one source, on condition of anonymity. “Even [Davis] seemed not to be too sure, especially about things concerning the finances.”

Wired868 tried unsuccessfully to reach Latapy-George for comment and also posed the following question to John-Williams: “How much money was given to Pro League clubs by/via the TTFA last season? Was that payment(s) approved by the TTFA Board? Were similar payments made to the TTSL?”

Up to the time of publication, Wired868 had received no response from John-Williams, who is president of Pro League club W Connection.

Before his election, the current TTFA boss had promised to recuse himself from all business involving Connection—which is now run by his daughter, Renee John-Williams—while national football president. However, Wired868 last year revealed that he has continued to involve himself in Connection’s affairs.

In July 2016, John-Williams admitted to using TTFA funds without Board approval to host a meeting of Caribbean officials, just before he announced his ultimately unsuccessful bid to become Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president.

John-Williams’ admission came almost two months after the Caribbean meeting and only after Wired868 revealed his improper use of TTFA funds in an exclusive report. He was never censored for that violation of the TTFA Constitution.

Despite the lack of answers on finances, Saturday’s AGM, which was attended by roughly a dozen persons, did make several pronouncements.

Look Loy’s appointment to the TTFA board was ratified along with that of Sam Phillip, who replaces Dexter Skeene as the Pro League’s representative.

Remarkably, though, the CFA again lost its representation on the Board after representative James Toussaint quit, citing medical issues. The timing of Toussaint’s resignation means that the Association will be left unrepresented until late 2018.

“[Toussaint’s resignation] blindsided us,” said CFA general secretary Clynt Taylor. “We had been unable to get in touch with him for some time and the [CFA] board has not decided on his replacement yet because, when this gentleman gave us his resignation letter, we did not have the time frame necessary to submit someone to be considered.”

On Saturday, the board members present were pressed to deliver more transparency in the future, particularly on financial matters.

“A motion was put forward that the board takes all measures to ensure that the TTFA benefits from TV rights in the future,” stated a source, “and that the membership be fully informed of any matters concerning TV rights. We felt [the current process] was not transparent enough and people want to be fully informed.”

Davis also agreed, as meeting chair, to make minutes for board members available for all members to view at the TTFA’s office while one copy will be sent to bodies, such as the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), which have no representation on the Board.

Look Loy, who has criticised John-Williams’ stewardship as president, declared that, now that he is officially a board member, he will continue to push for transparency.

“I know FIFA gives money [to its member associations] for the internal development of football,” said Look Loy. “So I proposed a motion that the TTFA Board must look at the equitable distribution of this money so [it will be] filtered down to bodies that run football as it is intended to.

“The board has not been stringent enough in demanding transparency and information from the Executive of TTFA, meaning the elected officers. I see it as my responsibility to try and change that.”

In a recent interview with Wired868, Look Loy said he did not intend to run for the TTFA presidency. However, the current financial problems afflicting the Pro League potentially give him a chance to extend his influence.

The TTSL, which has eight votes, just two shy of the Pro League’s ten, is the second-largest voting bloc in the TTFA, And, with Pro League clubs concerned about the future of their league, Look Loy offered to make room for them in the Super League.

Defence Force, Police FC and Club Sando already have teams in the TTSL but Pro League champions North East Stars, Connection, Central FC, San Juan Jabloteh, Point Fortin Civic, Morvant Caledonia United and St Ann’s Rangers do not.

Look Loy said it would be up to the TTSL membership to decide how to make room for any interested Pro League teams.

“We will have to work out a political formula with the general membership of the Super League,” said Look Loy. “I cannot tell you what that will look like—if it is to expand the top tier or to maybe take the top five [Pro League clubs].

“The clubs from the Pro League cannot go back to zonal football or just fold up. We will be bringing some more structured and better resourced clubs in [to the TTSL] and that can only be to the benefit of the [TTSL] as a whole.”

Any such restructuring also means that the TTSL would automatically become Trinidad and Tobago’s top tier domestic competition. Look Loy called that “a nice benefit.”

“It also means Super League clubs will have the possibility of qualifying to play Caribbean [club] football,” said the TTSL president.

But what about the 10 votes currently held by the Pro League? Would those be written out of the constitution? Or should the TTSL be given 18 votes—which would mean a voting bloc equivalent to 36 percent of the TTFA’s electorate?

“That is politics at the level of the general membership [because] that requires constitutional change,” said Look Loy. “How much weight would this new body have? That is horse trading and the TTFA’s general membership would have to work that out.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on December 27, 2017, 06:55:05 AM

DJW don't even have the respect for T&T football to step down knowing the major regression that continue to happen from youth to senior, male to female in T&T football under his tenure as Prez
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Storeboy on December 28, 2017, 10:38:36 AM

DJW don't even have the respect for T&T football to step down knowing the major regression that continue to happen from youth to senior, male to female in T&T football under his tenure as Prez
Any decent honorable leader who respects his reputation would resign, but despots never take responsibility for their failures and only cling to power in their narcissism!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on December 29, 2017, 05:12:34 AM
This is not even a case of jumping from frying pan into fire.  Its more like jumping from fire into more fire!!.....steups!!

 :banginghead: :frustrated: :cursing:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on February 22, 2018, 02:49:49 AM
TTFA boss misses AGM again.
T&T Newsday Reports.


David John-Williams, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), was once again a no-show at the TTFA Annual General Meeting which had to be postponed for a fourth time yesterday.

John-Williams, who missed the last AGM due to illness, was abroad on CONCACAF business, attending a meeting on an income generating project.

TTFA member Selby Browne, president of the Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago, said yesterday there are questions that need to answered regarding transparency and accountability to have the audited financial statements for 2016 approved.

Two months ago when the TTFA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was first convened on November 25 2017 the Audited financial statements were again presented and remain unapproved to date.

TTFA members have also raised questions regarding the “Home of Football” construction project in Couva.

Browne said yesterday, “Questions have also been asked about the Elite Development Programme, along with the funding for national team programmes, which is reflected in the disastrous results in CONCACAF and FIFA tournaments.”

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John-Williams absent again as concerns about TTFA financial statement go unanswered for third meeting
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Stakeholders of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) must wait another 30 days at least for answers about the spending of the David John-Williams-led administration, after the local football body’s reconvened AGM on Tuesday 20 February again ended without any clarity on the TTFA’s financial statement for 2016.

For the second successive AGM, John-Williams was a no-show. On 23 December 2017, the TTFA president said he was sick. On Tuesday, TTFA vice-president Ewing Davis—who chaired the meeting in John-Williams’ absence—said the administrator was abroad on FIFA business.

John-Williams’ excuse for skipping the meeting as well as the timing of the AGM itself was not universally accepted in good faith.

“That meeting was to be called within 60 days,” said one TTFA member, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “There were so many weekends that it could have been called, yet it was called on a Tuesday night—a working day—and the President was not there.”

The most crucial item outstanding for TTFA members remains the approval of the football body’s financial statement.

On 19 December, 2016, John-Williams became the first football president to publish the TTFA’s annual financial statement—a move that earned him plaudits in the media and from the public. But there was a catch. The figures shared publicly represented the financial activity of the football body in the year ending in December 2015. However, John-Williams only became president on 30 November 2015.

And, thus far, local football’s commander-in-chief has not been as open about his own spending.

At an extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday 5 July 2017, the TTFA made its first attempt to have its financial statement approved, which is a prerequisite for FIFA funding.

However, general secretary Justin Latapy-George did not forward the document to the membership, as mandated by the TTFA Constitution. Instead, the John-Williams-led Administration attempted to simply read out several pages of financial data to bemused listeners for their approval.

“There were no print-outs available,” said Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer at the time. “One man read that this book was examined, etc but nothing was in front of members to look at. So it was decided that [the TTFA’s Audit Report] could not be considered.”

The postponement of the Audit Report began what, to a cynical observer, might look like a cat-and-mouse game.

At the following AGM on 25 November 2017, Latapy-George, acting on instructions from John-Williams, gave financial documents to less than a third of the membership on the supposed grounds that the others were not fully compliant. Once more, the membership successfully resisted, as Downer pointed convincingly to the constitution.

Once John-Williams’ attempt to disenfranchise some members was overruled, the membership was back to where they had started, with most members not having copies of the financial statements or sufficient time to peruse the documents while some argued that the meeting itself was unconstitutional. So, the AGM was postponed to a date within 30 days.

The John-Williams-led TTFA board chose two days before Christmas to stage its AGM. And, this time, the President called in sick and didn’t show. In his absence, Davis presided over the meeting but neither he, Latapy-George nor board member Wayne Cunningham was able to answer questions about the football body’s finances.

“What came across clearly was either [financial] decisions are being taken that the Board knows nothing about,” said TTSL president Keith Look Loy, “or the board members know about it and are not prepared to talk.”

The TTFA had another 30 days to reconvene the AGM. And, on Tuesday 20 February, John-Williams was again absent.

“The general feeling of the people present was the absence of the president meant he didn’t think this was important to him,” Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago (VFOTT) president Selby Browne told Wired868, “because he had 60 days to pick a date he could be present.

“Saying he was on FIFA business is nonsense. It is not as if FIFA told him on Monday, ‘find yourself in Zurich tomorrow.’ FIFA’s business is scheduled well in advance.”

Once more, Davis, Latapy-George and Cunningham had no answers for the meeting while the TTFA’s financial officer, Tyril Patrick, was absent. Despite being cash-strapped, the local football body still has not formed a financial committee—although John-Williams is already halfway through his term as president.

“We asked why the financial officer was not there to answer our questions,” said Look Loy, “and the response from the chair, Davis, was that the financial officer changed recently and the new person couldn’t answer questions on the previous period. But that is ludicrous. He has been there for several months and he should be up to speed with what is happening.”

For the third time in the last four meetings, Latapy-George failed to forward necessary documents to the members. On this occasion, the general secretary did not pass on the TTFA’s activity report, which was meant to list the going-ons at the football body in 2016.

“[Latapy-George] got up and started reading and we are there trying to jot down points but it was impossible,” said the anonymous TTFA member. “By the time we were four or five pages in, Osmond got up on a point of order and asked for it to be deferred to the same meeting where we will be considering the financial statement.

“When the secretary called the AGM, all these documents should have been circulated so people will have time and opportunity to study them and make valuable contributions.”

TTFA board meetings are usually poorly attended and, at a reconvened meeting, any turn-out would constitute a quorum. Yet, according to Browne, such was the interest in the football body’s financial statement that at least 35 persons showed up.

“The financial statement says TT$1.26 million was spent on legal fees,” said Browne. “Well, I want to know about the television rights dispute [with Telemundo]. That entire business [of refusing to allow them to exercise their contract] was the action of a lunatic.

“There were also no-brainers like going to court with [former general secretary] Sheldon Phillips. There is no defence for that because you can’t win those things in court. All you are doing is pushing up your legal fees!”

The anonymous member pointed to a line item called “Technical expenses” on the financial statement, which mushroomed from roughly TT$15 million in 2015 to just under TT$32 million in John-Williams’ first year in office.

“Professional fees”—which the members interpret as meaning coaching salaries—is a sub-section of Technical expenses, which has shot up from TT$6 million under Tim Kee to over TT$15 million under the current president.

“The statement says some TT$15 million were spent on Technical expenses but there are no details,” said the member. “Nobody knows all the people who were employed and who was paid what. And nobody was there to answer.”

The payment of coaches is a particularly touchy area for members since the current administration has hired more than a half-dozen persons linked to Pro League club, W Connection, which is owned by the president.

The National Under-14 boy’s team, which is fully funded by the NLCB, is almost entirely made up of Connection staff with Stuart Charles-Fevrier (head coach), Leonson Lewis, Clyde Leon (both assistant coaches), Aquelius Sylvester (goalkeeper coach), Troy Boodoosingh (medic) and Gary St Rose (general manager) all linked to the president’s club. The team manager, Wesley Webb, remains the most expensive signing in Connection’s history.

“Are these people getting double salaries?” asked the anonymous TTFA member. “Are they getting money from W Connection? Or TTFA? Or both?

“Is the TTFA paying W Connection’s coaching salaries?”

Cunningham told Wired868 that the postponement of the meeting did not necessarily mean that the board members present were unable to answer questions.

“The members wanted to hear from the President direct so everybody agreed to that,” said Cunningham. “They said they don’t want second-hand information. And also there was a report that wasn’t circulated and they wanted to see it themselves.”

Browne suggested that Cunningham’s version was not entirely accurate.

“Cunningham said [Latapy-George] can answer for financial matters,” said Browne, “and the General Secretary said no.”

Wired868 asked Cunningham if he could answer the financial queries of the membership.

“That is not my thing,” said Cunningham. “I see my role on the board as looking out for the interests of the zonal bodies.”

According to the TTFA’s Constitution, Latapy-George is supposed to handle the day-to-day operation of the football body on the say-so of the Board. However, stakeholders do not believe this is happening.

“The secretary should know everything that goes on but that doesn’t seem to be the case here,” said the source. “Some people are even feeling sorry for the secretary because he is being kept in the dark about many things. Or, at least, that is the impression we get.”

Browne agreed.

“Neither the board nor directors nor the general secretary are, on a daily basis, au courant with what is transpiring in the TTFA,” said Browne, “because you have two meetings without the president and nobody on the board can say what is the position on ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’.”

Look Loy was not as sympathetic towards the supposed bystanders.

“Whatever problems anyone might have, the point is it is not [John-Williams and his slate] who are supposed to govern but the Board,” said the TTSL president. “And they have not been exercising due diligence in the running of the organisation. They have been letting things slide and by that I mean slide into the abyss.

“Good governance by the Board is essential in rescuing the TTFA from itself. The Board has to exercise leadership. I think the governance of the Association is the problem.”

Look Loy was recently nominated to the Board and attended his first board meeting this year. He will get his chance to impose himself soon enough.

Look Loy and Browne both submitted detailed lists of questions about the running of the football body to the TTFA president, general secretary and Board last year. The former said he is not satisfied that his queries were properly answered while the latter got no more than an acknowledgement.

“The general secretary acknowledged receipt [of my list of questions] but there has been no attempt whatsoever to reply,” said Browne. “It tells me you are not prepared to answer questions of accountability, management of the finances and your fiduciary stewardship.

“[…] Anybody who is not prepared to answer that runs the risk of having people believe you have something to hide.”

Look Loy pointed out that the issues at the AGM went beyond unanswered questions.

“They told us the AGM would be held at the Couva Cycling Centre first, then, without notice, they changed it to the Media Room in the Ato Boldon Stadium,” he said, “So all during the meeting, people are calling me and asking if the meeting is still on because they are at the Cycling Centre and they are not seeing anybody there.

“I made the comment in closing the agenda that the performance of the Board and the Executive was particularly shoddy and woeful. I mean, they can’t even stage a meeting?”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on February 22, 2018, 04:53:09 AM
Perhaps this will provide a lesson to those who just got played: make sure that the AGM/other meetings on the domestic agenda are not scheduled to conflict with FIFA or CONCACAF commitments etc. Fairly sure CONCACAF did not spring the "income-generating meeting" on anyone.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on February 22, 2018, 05:49:28 AM
Perhaps this will provide a lesson to those who just got played: make sure that the AGM/other meetings on the domestic agenda are not scheduled to conflict with FIFA or CONCACAF commitments etc. Fairly sure CONCACAF did not spring the "income-generating meeting" on anyone.
https://youtu.be/2qunog47EVo. Oops
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sam on February 22, 2018, 07:22:12 AM
TTFA boss misses AGM again.
T&T Newsday Reports.


David John-Williams, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), was once again a no-show at the TTFA Annual General Meeting which had to be postponed for a fourth time yesterday.

John-Williams, who missed the last AGM due to illness, was abroad on CONCACAF business, attending a meeting on an income generating project.

TTFA member Selby Browne, president of the Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago, said yesterday there are questions that need to answered regarding transparency and accountability to have the audited financial statements for 2016 approved.

Two months ago when the TTFA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was first convened on November 25 2017 the Audited financial statements were again presented and remain unapproved to date.

TTFA members have also raised questions regarding the “Home of Football” construction project in Couva.

Browne said yesterday, “Questions have also been asked about the Elite Development Programme, along with the funding for national team programmes, which is reflected in the disastrous results in CONCACAF and FIFA tournaments.”



Them man is a Jack Warner blueprint.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on February 22, 2018, 04:08:50 PM
Perhaps this will provide a lesson to those who just got played: make sure that the AGM/other meetings on the domestic agenda are not scheduled to conflict with FIFA or CONCACAF commitments etc. Fairly sure CONCACAF did not spring the "income-generating meeting" on anyone.
https://youtu.be/2qunog47EVo. Oops
;D
I hope the voting members don't forget these moments when election comes around.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 14, 2018, 06:43:37 PM
Then,  maybe a friendly against Malta? (http://htttp://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2018-03-13/football/Saintfiet-names-squad-for-Luxembourg-Finland-friendly-matches-6736186182) :-\
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on March 28, 2018, 12:45:41 AM
Downer: “Mr President, you’re wrong!”; DJW: “I’m trying to do the right thing!” TTFA stakeholders clash by email.
Wired868.com.


“Mr President, for two reconvened meetings for the continuation of the November 2017 AGM—January 9th and […] March 17th—you, as Chairman, proceeded, on you own accord to abort the meetings and to announce an adjournment for ‘the lack of a quorum.’

“Mr President, your decision on both occasions was erroneous.”

The following is an exchange between TTFRA vice-president Osmond Downer, who helped write the TTFA Constitution, SSFL president William Wallace and TTFA president David John-Williams on the subject of the latter’s recent controversial adjournment of the football body’s AGM:

(Emailed on Tuesday 20 March, 2018 at 9:25pm)

From: Osmond O Downer, TTFRA vice-president
To: David John-Williams, TTFA president,
Dear Mr President,


I told you yesterday during our conversation after the aborted reconvened 2017 AGM of the TTFA at the ABS, that, because of the chaotic situation that erupted after your announcement of the termination of the meeting, I was unable to put forward and explain my view that your decision to adjourn was a wrong one. I told you then that I would put my opinion to you in writing and would copy same to all delegates to the AGM.

In this letter I will refer to the rules of Slaughter and May, and also to Roberts Rules. These Rules are the standard for facilitating discussions and group decision making in organisations in DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES throughout the world.

Our own Parliament in TT uses these rules as guidelines for procedures in meetings and other sessions. Google the internet and go to “Adjournments of Annual General Meetings from Slaughter and May, Article 27, pg 35” and also “Roberts Rules—Simplified rules of order procedures used in meetings. Quorum of members.”

I will refer to these rules for the remainder of this letter as “SM” for Slaughter and May and “R” for Roberts. The words in capitals are for emphasis.

Mr President, for two reconvened meetings for the continuation of the November 2017 AGM—January 9th and […] March 17th—you, as Chairman, proceeded, on you own accord to abort the meetings and to announce an adjournment for “the lack of a quorum.” Mr President, your decision on both occasions was erroneous.

SM, Part 3 Conduct of the Meeting Section 10: “Chairman’s duties and powers at the meeting” states “The power of adjournment is rested in the meeting.” Also “The Chairman may adjourn the meeting (a) in the event of disorder or like causes (b) With the consent of members when circumstances warrant, or (c) So directed by the majority of members.” Note that the Chairman cannot on his own (except in very special cases) adjourn the meeting.

Also “An adjourned (reconvened) meeting is a continuation of the original meeting, and not a fresh meeting. Therefore every situation in an adjourned meeting shall be determined as if it is the original meeting.”

Now R’s rules: “In any meeting of delegates, the quorum is the majority of the delegates who are eligible to attend and have been registered as attending, even if some of them have departed.”

Also, “In the absence of a quorum any business transacted is null and void, in such a case it is that business that is illegal, not the meeting. If the meeting is called in keeping with the Association’s rules, the absence of a quorum in no way detracts from the fact that the rules were complied with and the meeting held, even though it had to adjourn immediately.”

And “Before calling a meeting to order the Chair should be sure that a quorum is present. If a quorum cannot be obtained, the Chair should call those members present at the meeting to order, announce the absence of a quorum, and entertain a motion to adjourn from the floor.”

Mr President, all democratic organisations have provision in their Constitutions for the determination of a quorum at a reconvened General Meeting. Most state that at the reconvened meeting, no specific-number quorum is required to start the meeting but that the members present shall form the quorum.

This is obviously to ensure that the business of the Association goes on and is not stultified—as has happened in the present imbroglio existing in the TTFA.

In our case, the AGM of November 2017 had a legitimate—over 50 % of the eligible delegates—quorum at the start of the meeting. Every reconvened meeting after this first November meeting was just a continuation of this November meeting and not a fresh meeting; and so, considering the above stipulations, no specific number/quorum was necessary for these meetings.

Our own TTFA Constitution reinforces this principle in Article 24 – Quorum of the General Meeting, Section (3) which states: “A quorum is not required for the second meeting of the General Meeting unless any item on the Agenda proposes the amendment of the Constitution, the election of a member of the Board of Directors, the dismissal of of a member of a body of TTFA, the expulsion of a Member, or the dissolution of the TTFA.”

Mr President, no such items were remaining on the Agenda when you aborted those two meetings of January 9th and March 17th.

Further to all of this, Mr President, if your contention is that the meetings after November were fresh AGM’s, then this would be Constitutionally wrong, because the Constitution of the TTFA, Section 27 (1) demands that the AGM shall be called no later than 30th of November of the said year.

Of course our AGM was constitutionally correctly called for the 28th November and is continuing—unfortunately—up to the present date.

I was present at all the meetings from November to the present and I can now state the items remaining on the Agenda that are still to be discussed. They are: (i) Activity Report; (j) Presentation of the Consolidated Revised Balance Sheet and the profit and loss Statement, (k) Approval of the Financial Statements; (l) Approval of the Budget;  (o) Appointment of Independent External Auditors upon the proposal of the Board of Directors; (t) Election of Members of the Electoral Committee; (v) Any other Business; (w) End of Meeting.

Here from SM and R are some useful stipulations: “The Chairman is subject to the authority of the whole group in decision making at the meeting.” “The Duties of the Chairman are mainly: Keeping things on track; Announcing each item of Business; Recognising speakers; and Protecting the group from time-wasting.”

May good sense prevail from all for the good of our beloved game in T&T.

Respectfully,
Osmond O Downer


(Emailed on Wednesday 21 March, 2018 at 6:03am)

From: David John-Williams, TTFA president,
To: Osmond O Downer, TTFRA vice-president,
Dear Mr Downer,


Thank you for your email. First of all, I cannot recall the meeting of January 9th which I adjourned.

Secondly, Article 24.3, if a quorum is not achieved in the first meeting  then the second meeting does not require a quorum to go ahead. Just using my own words here to simplify. It has been the custom and practice all along at these meetings—EGM or AGM, all of which you attended—that when a quorum was not achieved in the first meeting (the start of the General Meeting) then the second meeting does not require a quorum to go on.

Article 24.3, in my opinion, cannot be read in isolation without considering article 24.1 and 24.2. I must admit that the constitution is silent on what obtains if there was a quorum for the start of the General Meeting (the first meeting of November 25th) to which there was. Whilst we are on this subject, at the meeting of the 17th of March the President invited you Mr Downer to please indicate where in the constitution that the meeting must go on and does not require a quorum to which I  had ruled (rightfully or wrongfully).

Ms [Boni] Bishop then pointed to 24.3. My response to that was that 24.3 could not be read in isolation without considering 24.1 and 24.2. It is unfortunate that you did not mention that this occurred in the meeting of March 17th in your email to all of us.

Also at no point in time I mentioned or contented or intended to contemplate that the second third or fourth meeting was a fresh meeting. To bring this in the mix is just creating a bit more confusion.

I will agree that all these meetings were a continuation of the first meeting. If I were to accept your position and argument, then as chair I had no obligation to wait 30 minutes to see if a quorum could be achieved.

For example at the second and fourth meetings I should [have] commenced the meeting at the appointed times with just 6 and 4 delegates present and 13 and 14 after 30 minutes as obtained in this case. How unethical that would have been on my part.

It is well documented that there has always been a difficulty in obtaining a quorum for EGMs and AGMs since November 2015. Many of these meetings had to be reconvened 14 days later for lack of a quorum at the start of the meeting (the first meeting).

Having said all this, it is clear in my mind that this constitution needs to be revisited and maybe (if it permits) for by-laws to be included for clarity on some articles. Article 24 for sure needs to be revisited and made much clearer so as to avoid in my humble opinion the difficult situation we find ourselves in.

In closing, I will be the first to admit that I am not a constitutional expert  but I must assure you that before every Board or General Meeting I always read the constitution to ensure that I do the right thing. I always welcome your discourse on these matters.

Best Regards
David John-Williams


(Emailed on Wednesday 21 March, 2018 at 7:20pm)

From: William Wallace, SSFL president,
To: Mr David John-Williams, TTFA president,


(Editor’s Note: Wallace re-produced John-Williams’ entire email while responding to various sections. We publish only the bits that he responded to).

DJW: “It has been the custom and practice all along at these meetings EGM or AGM all of which you attended that when a quorum was not achieved in the first meeting (the start of the General Meeting) then the second meeting does not require a quorum to go on. Article 24 .3 in my opinion cannot be read in isolation without considering article 24 1 and 24.2. I must admit that the constitution is silent on what obtains if there was a quorum for the start of the General Meeting ( the first meeting of November 25th) to which there was.”

Wallace: Mr President it is understood that if there is a quorum the meeting proceeds and membership during the course of the meeting, for whatever reason can decide on an adjournment. The constitution may be ‘silent’, re: a meeting that was adjourned but there are established guidelines to be followed for adjournment and for reconvened meetings. I am also no constitutional expert but Article 24 is clear.
24.1. — speaks to what your quorum should be.
24.2 – speaks to the calling of the AGM
24.3 – speaks to procedure if there is no quorum when the meeting is called and goes on to explain the parameters at the second ( third or fourth) meeting

DJW: “At no point in time I mentioned or contented or intended to contemplate that the second third or fourth meeting was a fresh meeting To bring this in the mix is just creating a bit more confusion.”

Wallace: Mr President you may not have mentioned that it was a new meeting but your ruling that a quorum was required inferred exactly that.

DJW: “I will agree that all these meetings were a continuation of the first meeting.”

Wallace: Mr President if you agree that these meetings were a continuation of the first meeting it follows that any situation in an adjourned meeting shall be determined as if it is the first meeting.

DJW: “If I were to accept your position and argument then as chair I had no obligation to wait 30 minutes to see if a quorum could be achieved.

Wallace: Mr President NO you had no obligation to wait for 30 minutes as per constitution. The reason for waiting, to quote you is that ‘it will be unethical to start the meeting with the numbers present.’ The meeting accepted that position because it felt that based on the importance of the item on the agenda that it would be useful to get more persons present. The meeting had no idea that the wait was for a quorum, as indicated by members responses thereafter.
In retrospect it would have been prudent for you to allow Mr Browne to move his motion—you indicated to him that a motion was not necessary—so that members would have been clear as to why the meeting was deferred for 30 minutes.

DJW: “For example at the second and fourth meetings I should had commenced the meeting at the appointed times with just 6 and 4 delegates present and 13 and 14 after 30 minutes as obtained in this case. How unethical that would have been on my part.”

Wallace: Mr President, constitutionally you should have commenced the meeting, it may have been unethical but legal and constitutionally correct. Any other decision should have been made by members via a motion and a vote.  Just to note all members must be given the opportunity to decide on matters such as ethics, since matters like these are quite subjective in nature.

Best Regards,
William Wallace


Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on March 28, 2018, 12:45:57 AM
FIFA backs DJW’s adjournment based on apparent TTFA misinformation; Look Loy election key to impasse.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


The constitutional impasse between Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams and the general membership appeared to take another convoluted turn on Friday, as FIFA deputy secretary general Zvonimir Boban offered a learned opinion on the issue.

Boban, a former Croatia and AC Milan star, appeared to side with the embattled John-Williams with regard to his controversial adjournment of the local football body’s AGM on 17 March, 2018.

Boban said his opinion was based on information forwarded by the TTFA president and was of a general nature and “without prejudice to any decision that any FIFA competent body may be called to pass in this or similar matters in the future.”

“According to the information reported in your letter, we deem that the decisions to reconvene the General Meetings of 9 December 2017 and 17 March 2018 would appear to have been in line with the relevant provisions of the TTFA Statutes,” stated Boban, “as on both occasions the quorum was not achieved 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the meetings…”

But there was a caveat.

“[…] Since the election of a member of the TTFA Board of Directors is on the agenda,” Boban continued, “a quorum will be required at the next duly convened General Meeting.”

What John-Williams neglected to tell Boban in his own email, though, was that the matter of an election to the TTFA Board of Directors was not on the agenda on 17 March 2018.

Boban’s email referred to the election of Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president Keith Look Loy to the TTFA Board. However, this was done on 23 December, 2017.

As such, Boban was, arguably, misdirected by the TTFA president or, at best, not fully apprised of the agenda at the last AGM. Since there was no election business to be conducted, there was no reason for the AGM to be reconvened—John-Williams admitted there was a quorum in two of the last four general meetings.

The likelihood that the TTFA president will attempt to use Boban’s email to justify his recent stance—despite the fact that Boban appeared to be leaning on an irrelevant clause—will probably only add to the existing confusion, when the football body attempts to hold its 2017 AGM, for the fifth time, on Glorious Saturday.

Further, Wired868 understands John-Williams has begun telling members that Look Loy’s election to the Board on 23 December, 2017 was invalid, which would then justify his controversial behaviour earlier this month. However, the TTFA President’s email to FIFA confirmed that there were 31 members at the AGM of 23 December, which was at least six more than necessary for a quorum.

Once Look Loy’s election to the TTFA Board is valid, there was no need to reconvene the AGM on 17 March and there will be no need to do so on 31 March either.

The TTFA has not yet released FIFA’s statement to the public and it was leaked to Wired868 by a source. The expectation is that the football president might try to quote selectively from the document—possibly with the help of a friendly reporter—in an effort to further confuse the public and the less perceptive stakeholders.

i95.5FM reporter Andre Baptiste would usually hold a sport show on Saturday afternoon but is abroad with the Soca Warriors at present.

John-Williams, who is a contractor, has been accused by members of repeatedly postponing the AGM to avoid fielding questions on his financial stewardship as well as on construction work at the football body’s technical centre and hotel—dubbed the “Home of Football.”

(Letter to FIFA on 19 March 2018)
To: Mr Véron Mosengo-Omba,
Director Member Associations and Development Africa – Caribbean.


Dear Sir,

I write to you in my capacity as President seeking advice/clarification on a matter related to the attached TTFA constitution, more specifically Clause 24.

This request is being made following the adjournment of a TTFA Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Saturday 17 March 2018, due to a lack of quorum, and to which there were divergent views expressed by the membership as to the legality of such a position based on the TTFA’s constitution.

Here are the chronology of meetings and events that led up to this issue:

25 November 2017: The 2017 AGM of TTFA was convened after a roll call was done by the General Secretary. A quorum was present (37 out of 49 delegates). It is to be noted that on the agenda was the election of a member to the Board of Directors of the TTFA.

Before the meeting could continue, a motion was moved and passed to adjourn the meeting for a period of 14 days (9 December 2017) to allow members the opportunity to go through the convocation documents in order for them to make a meaningful contribution to the AGM.

9 December 2017: The meeting was reconvened, and at the scheduled start time for the meeting there were five delegates present out of a possible 49. The Chairman (the TTFA President) ruled that there was not a quorum and would wait 30 minutes to see if a quorum could be achieved in order to restart the meeting. After 30 minutes, only nine additional delegates showed up.

The Chairman ruled that the meeting could not go on due to the lack of a quorum. One delegate objected stating that a quorum was not needed however the Chairman stuck to his ruling. The meeting was to be reconvened on 23 December 2017.

23 December 2017: The President was unable to attend the meeting due to illness. The meeting was chaired by a TTFA vice president. There were 31 delegates present and the meeting went ahead with some of the agenda items. The meeting was not completed after a motion was moved and passed to adjourn the meeting again and to be reconvened within 30 days in order to deal with the approval of the 2016 Financial Statements of the TTFA among other things, such as the presentation of the Activity Report of the General Secretary.

(Editor’s Note: John-Williams did not tell FIFA that Look Loy was elected to the Board of Directors at this properly convened AGM).

9 February 2018: The AGM was reconvened. The President was absent because he was out of the country on FIFA duties. There was a quorum for this meeting. The meeting was chaired by the Vice President of the TTFA and was again adjourned by a motion moved and passed, which in the main was demanding for the President to be present to answer questions to be posed by the membership. That reconvened meeting took place on 17 March 2018.

17 March 2018: The President was present and presided over the meeting. At the scheduled time for the start of the reconvened AGM (fourth time), there were four delegates present. The Chairman ruled that there was not a quorum and would wait for 30 minutes to allow other members to arrive in order to achieve a quorum. Thirty minutes later a roll call was conducted and [an] additional 11 delegates arrived.

At that point, the Chair ruled that there was not a quorum to start the reconvened meeting. There were a number of protests and disagreements from some of the delegates, however the Chair stood by his ruling.

Point of Clarification required: Based on the preceding chronology of meeting events, was the ruling by the president to adjourn the meetings of 9 December 2017 and 17 March 2019, for lack of a quorum, constitutionally correct vis a vis Clause 24 of the TTFA constitution.

My intention is to ensure that both the membership of the TTFA and myself are better informed on the subject clause in order to ensure the effective administration of our future meetings.

Please let me know if you require any further clarifications and look forward to your early reply.

Yours truly,
David John-Williams


(Letter to TTFA on 23 March, 2018)

To: David John-Williams,
TTFA President.
Dear President,


We acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 19 March 2018 related to the clarification of a constitutional clause regarding the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Annual General Meeting, the contents of which received our full attention.

In this context, we note that article 24 paragraph 2 of the TTFA Statutes (as ratified by the TTFA on 12 July 2015) stipulates that: “If a quorum is not achieved 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the General meeting, the General Meeting shall be reconvened 14 days later at the same place or at a venue notified by the General Secretary at least seven days prior to the meeting date.”

In addition, we note that article 24 paragraph 3 of the TTFA Statutes reads: “A quorum is not required for the second meeting of the General Meeting unless any item on the agenda proposes the amendment of the Constitution, the election of a member of the Board of Directors, the dismissal of a member of a body of TTFA, the expulsion of a Member or the dissolution of TTFA.”

According to the information reported in your letter, we deem that the decisions to reconvene the General Meetings of 9 December 2017 and 17 March 2018 would appear to have been in line with the relevant provisions of the TTFA Statutes, as on both occasions the quorum was not achieved 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the meetings. Furthermore, we also underline that, since the election of a member of the TTFA Board of Directors is on the agenda, a quorum will be required at the next duly convened General Meeting.

Furthermore, we appeal to the TTFA and its members to adhere to their responsibilities and ensure that all agenda items of the Annual General Meeting are finally addressed.

Finally, we kindly draw your attention to the fact that this information is of a general nature only and, therefore, without prejudice to any decision that any FIFA competent body may be called to pass in this or similar matters in the future.

We thank you for taking note of the above.

Yours faithfully,
FIFA Deputy Secretary General,
Zvonimir Boban


Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on March 28, 2018, 06:34:37 AM
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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: SWF Reporter on April 02, 2018, 12:14:40 PM
TTFA AGM: DJW struggles to answer questions on Home of Football contracts and “sweetheart deal” with I95.5FM
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com)

Mysterious construction contracts without Board approval, national football coaches operating without appraisals and a secret “sweetheart deal” with I95.5FM were among the controversial revelations yesterday as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) held a marathon AGM at the Cycling Centre in Couva.
There were roughly 45 delegates and board members at one point yesterday for a memorable session that lasted over 11 hours, as participants refuelled with coffee, water and one snack box—a sandwich, slice of cake, cookie and four grapes.
TTFA president David John-Williams was still in charge at the end, as a no confidence motion did not come from the floor. However, it was a bruising day for the businessman and W Connection owner who was forced to make multiple concessions and was overruled on several occasions.
“What came out yesterday proved that lies were told to us,” Northern Football Association (NFA) president Anthony Harford told Wired868, “and there was a level of deceit and one-mannism in the football fraternity.
“Decisions claimed to be made by the Board were not made by the Board but were in fact made by one man.”
Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president Keith Look Loy seconded that assessment.
“Yesterday the Emperor’s nakedness was revealed,” said Look Loy. “John-Williams’ lack of leadership, his mismanagement of the Association, and his usurpation of the authority of the TTFA board was made transparently clear, time and again in issue after issue.
“The Board, members of which come from the bowels of football as its representatives, has conceded its authority to the one-mannism of John-Williams [and] allowed this open sore to fester. The TTFA ship is rudderless.”
Arguably, the most serious of John-Williams’ perceived transgressions lay in the approval and oversight for work done at the TTFA’s Home of Football project, which includes training grounds, players’ hotel and entertainment centre, just outside of the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
“It was evident that contracts were entered into, approaches were made to government for land, approaches were made to FIFA for funding,” said VFFOTT president Selby Browne, “with absolutely no approval from the Board.
“[John-Williams] said that he received gifts of a loan of tractors from Junior Sammy and gravel as a gift from National quarries. But there was no approval for anything.
“He just went ahead and did all these things.”
John-Williams, who owns his own construction company, allegedly informed the meeting that a committee that included his first vice-president Ewing Davis and TTFA employee Sharon O’ Brien oversaw the tender. That tender was then supposedly approved by the Board.
The problem for the TTFA President was that no other Board member could remember any meeting which gave that approval while general secretary Justin Latapy-George could find no evidence of it, after a search through his own files.
“The total FIFA funding available for this project is US$2.25 million,” said Look Loy. “But instead of awarding one big contract, [John-Williams] broke project into many small contracts of US$50,000 each.
“So he is acting like a contractor who is paying smaller contractors; and in that scenario, he could be giving money to anyone.”
Look Loy turned to John-Williams’ second vice-president Joanne Salazar and Board member Richard Quan Chan to vouch for the football president.
“I want to hear either one of you say the Board approved the contracts handed out to anybody,” asked Look Loy.
Salazar and Quan Chan, according to several witness, remained silent. First vice-president Ewing Davis suggested that consensus was arrived at by “some” Board members via email; but, after laughter from the floor, that was deemed unacceptable by Members and rejected.
Read more: https://wired868.com/2018/04/01/ttfa-agm-djw-struggles-to-provide-answers-on-home-of-football-contracts-and-sweetheart-i95-5fm-deal/
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on April 02, 2018, 02:16:41 PM
Respect to Browne, Look Loy and Harford, those guys held their ground and demanded transparency from the board. Everything was operating like a private entity with no accountability.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on April 02, 2018, 03:14:40 PM
coffee, water and one snack box—a sandwich, slice of cake, cookie and four grapes.

4 GRAPES??!!!  The TTFA on a diabetes watch list or what?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on April 02, 2018, 06:27:29 PM
Ah get ah headache reading that article.  Frying pan and fire comes to mind.....I eh know why......
::) :cursing: :frustrated: :banginghead: :cursing: :banginghead:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on April 02, 2018, 06:27:51 PM
Respect to Browne, Look Loy and Harford, those guys held their ground and demanded transparency from the board. Everything was operating like a private entity with no accountability.

CO-SIGN.....
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on April 02, 2018, 07:05:32 PM
Brownsugar, i wish you were on that committee. But on the other, you might have gotten suspended.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on April 02, 2018, 10:09:51 PM
If report is factual..best and most productive meeting in decades..if agenda followed, we on the way to strengthening ourselves to carry that cross..some good ppl might be crucified, for the good of OUR game..heroes
Title: TTFA President David John-Williams hospitalised after physical accident
Post by: Tallman on April 30, 2018, 03:21:35 PM
TTFA President David John-Williams hospitalised after physical accident
TTFA Media


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) wishes to advise that its President, David John-Williams was involved in a physical accident on Sunday April 29th, 2018 and was subsequently hospitalised to receive medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

The details surrounding the unfortunate incident have not been received in full. The President is currently receiving medical care and has the support of his family who have asked to please respect their privacy during this time.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will continue to monitor the President’s status and will offer all possible support.

The TTFA and the Football Family takes this opportunity to wish the President a speedy and full recovery.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: benedicts bwoy on May 01, 2018, 12:47:22 PM
"...physical accident"?  ::) ::)

Sounds like he get ah cut ass!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on May 01, 2018, 05:08:40 PM
Incomplete media release? Why?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on May 05, 2018, 01:39:10 AM
John-Williams allegedly injured at Home of Football project; TTFA refuses to confirm or deny claim.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams was allegedly injured on Sunday at the site of the Home of Football project in Couva, according to a medical source.

John-Williams, according to a TTFA media release, suffered “non-life-threatening injuries” after an accident on Sunday. However, no details were provided as to the extent of the injuries or where they had occurred.

However, Wired868 was today informed that the heavyset administrator fell while at the construction site for the FIFA-funded project, which will include a technical centre, training pitch, hotel and entertainment centre. He supposedly suffered bruised ribs.

“He fell through the decking where the construction was going on [at the Home of Football],” a source told Wired868, on condition of anonymity. “Apparently, he told workers not to walk there because the spot was not stable and then he himself walked there and fell through.

“It happened after lunch [on Sunday]. After that, he was taken to the Couva Hospital and then transferred to San Fernando [General Hospital].”

Wired868 tried unsuccessfully to reach 1st Vice-president Ewing Davis as well as the President’s daughter and current W Connection chair, Renee John-Williams, to verify the unconfirmed report.

Calls to Davis’phone went unanswered while Ms John-Williams appeared to have read the WhatsApp questions sent to her but did not respond to them.

In this case, the site where the injury occurred is relevant since, on 31 March, the TTFA’s Board of Directors decided—with four votes for and three abstentions—to remove the Home of Football project from under the supervision of John-Williams and place it under the Board’s direct care.

This decision was taken after the football president repeatedly failed to provide contracts and/or bills for work done. John-Williams is due to give the relevant answers to the football body’s general membership before the end of this month.

Having lost the vote to retain control of the Home of Football project, John-Williams, who is a contractor by profession, allegedly told the Board that he was withdrawing from the helm of the project “to protect [his] integrity.”

The Board subsequently ruled that Davis should head the Tenders Committee for the project, which will also include 2nd Vice-president Joanne Salazar and Board member Richard Quan Chan.

TTFA general secretary Justin Latapy-George said he did not have any details on John-Williams’ injury.

“That information I don’t have at this very minute,” Latapy-George told Wired868. “I haven’t had a direct conversation with him yet [since his injury]. I can’t confirm or deny at this very moment [whether the accident happened at the Home of Football].”

Another TTFA insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he had heard that John-Williams was injured at or around the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva but he was not sure exactly where. The Home of Football project is a stone’s throw from the Ato Boldon Stadium.

“I heard today that he got injured in the Stadium but what part of the Stadium I don’t know,” said the source. “Renee said when he is ready he will talk to us and tell us what happened and we should respect his privacy. The family is being very cautious because they say he is working too hard and they want him to get better speedily.

“His family thinks he is overworked and that the fall was due to exhaustion.”

TTFA Board member and Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president Keith Look Loy, who proposed the motion to remove the Home of Football project from the care of the football president, said he was concerned at the suggestion that John-Williams was hurt at the construction site—for more reasons than one.

“I know nothing [official on John-Williams’ injury] other than what I read on Wired868—and that is instructive,” said Look Loy. “The TTFA secretariat nor any other person in the TTFA has explained to us what has happened. So I know as much as the public knows.

“I therefore do not know if that accident happened at the Home of Football and, in the absence of details, people will speculate.

“If indeed this did happen as a result of an incident at the construction site, then this is unfortunate on many levels—not least because the Board of the TTFA replaced John-Williams as the head of the project […] and he said he would have nothing more to do with the project.

“I hope this is rumour; if it is proven to be true, it will be a transgression of what the Board has decided and it will not look good for him.”

RELATED NEWS

TTFA: John-Williams hospitalised with “non-life-threatening injuries” after accident.
Wired868.com.


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams has been hospitalised for “non-life threatening injuries” according to a media release issued by the football body this afternoon.

John-Williams’ injuries were said to have been sustained in a “physical accident” which occurred on Sunday 29 April. No details were given as to where the accident occurred, what was involved and the extent of the injuries to the administrator, who is also the co-founder of Pro League club W Connection.

“The details surrounding the unfortunate incident have not been received in full,” stated the TTFA Media. “The President is currently receiving medical care and has the support of his family who have asked to please respect their privacy during this time.”

It is uncertain at this time whether John-Williams’ injuries will have any impact on his role as TTFA president.

TTFA media statement:

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) wishes to advise that its President, David John-Williams was involved in a physical accident on Sunday 29 April 2018 and was subsequently hospitalised to receive medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

The details surrounding the unfortunate incident have not been received in full. The President is currently receiving medical care and has the support of his family who have asked to please respect their privacy during this time.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will continue to monitor the President’s status and will offer all possible support.

The TTFA and the Football Family take this opportunity to wish the President a speedy and full recovery.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on May 05, 2018, 07:33:32 AM
I wish him well and a good recovery. It is ironic that DJW is a construction man. They are supposed to ensure that the workplace safety is up to some kind of international standard. He suffered because of an unsafe workplace. How ironic. But get well and change course in your attitude to football. Good luck.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on May 27, 2018, 12:42:39 AM
John-Williams calls AGM on Indian Arrival Day; TTFA president again picks red-letter day to face awkward questions
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams has scheduled the football body’s next AGM for Wednesday 30 May—which is Indian Arrival Day—as the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) makes a fifth attempt to have its  2016 financial statement approved.

The football body’s membership has so far resisted John-Williams’ attempts to get approval for his Board’s 2016 spending, which is a prerequisite for the TTFA to receive its annual FIFA subvention of roughly TT$5 million.

Among the details that members demanded from John-Williams are contracts and proof of tender for the controversial Home of Football project, information on the secret contract signed with i95.5FM, a breakdown of the TT$1.2 million spent on legal fees in 2016 and a breakdown of the salaries paid to coaches—including several of his W Connection club’s employees like Stuart Charles-Fevrier, Brian Williams, Leonson Lewis and Clyde Leon.

Thus far, another controversial expenditure which passed under the radar was John-Williams’ use of TTFA money to host 17 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) members at the Marriott Hotel in Port-of-Spain on 17 and 18 June. The meeting was ostensibly called to pitch his ideas for a Caribbean Professional Football League (CPFL) but, held just a week before he announced his intention to run for the post of Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president, it could be perceived as an attempt to sell himself to the electorate. John-Williams was subsequently rejected at the polls.

The invoices for the CFU meeting went to the TTFA and, although CONCACAF and UEFA promised to help with the bills, it is unclear what the local football body has had to pay to further John-Williams’ regional ambitions.

In an earlier interview, John-Williams admitted that he had spent the TTFA’s money for his CPFL pitch without board approval. The TTFA Constitution does not expressly allow board members—including the president—to use football money for anything unrelated to TTFA business.

If the TTFA’s members want to hold the president’s feet to the fire over such financial matters, they will again have to sacrifice family time for that privilege as, inadvertently or not, John-Williams has again indulged his penchant for setting AGMs around red- letter days—a habit that appears to mirror a practice once used by disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.

The date for the AGM is generally selected by the football president and approved by the Board. Three of the TTFA’s last four AGMs were held on Saturday 23 December—two days before Christmas—Carnival Friday evening and Glorious Saturday, which is the day after Good Friday and two days before Easter.

Worse, members are unsure whether the 9am trip to the Ato Boldon Stadium for next week’s AGM will be wasted or not, as John-Williams has kept a low profile since his mysterious accident last month. (Neither the President nor the TTFA has offered any details about his injury but sources alleged that it occurred at the Home of Football—a project that should no longer require his direct supervision).

Twice before, John-Williams has been a no-show at AGMs which he had scheduled and the meetings ended early since no other board member was able to provide the information requested.

If John-Williams does show up on Wednesday, he might find that the list of questions has lengthened since the last meeting as members are now more aware of some details of the football body’s legal battles with former employees like Stephen Hart, Caroline Morace, Sheldon Phillips, Clayton Morris, Kendall Walkes and Ken Elie.

Was the TTFA Board consulted before taking a position on each of these matters, which could add up to over TT$12 million, exclusive of legal fees?

John-Williams, according to a source, told the TTFA Board that his decision to ignore a television rights contract made, indirectly, with Telemundo was supported by attorney Reginald Armour SC. However, Armour SC quickly gave up the brief and is no longer representing the football body in the High Court matter.

Were the TTFA members to ask Armour to share the legal advice he offered to John-Williams, would it match what the president verbally told the Board?

And, if John-Williams is found to have misinformed the Board or exposed the football body to million-dollar legal suits without the necessary consent, might he be found personally liable?

Of course, seven months after the John-Williams-led Board first attempted to pass its financial statement for the president’s first year in office, the most pertinent question of all might be this: how much longer will the TTFA’s members attend AGMs and leave with their queries unanswered before they formally declare “no confidence” in the leadership?

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on May 27, 2018, 06:12:40 PM
So he decided to have the AGM on a national holiday ??? This script keeps getting better each time :devil:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 04, 2018, 03:24:47 AM
“Contemptuous!” DJW skips TTFA EGM on “medical advice;” ticket already booked for Russia.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams skipped the football body’s extraordinary general meeting in Couva yesterday while, according to a doctor’s note, he also declared himself too unwell to travel to the Port-of-Spain Industrial Court for a trial date on 4 July in a football-related matter.

Yet, on 9 June, John-Williams is apparently booked to fly to Moscow—an at least 17-hour excursion—to attend a FIFA Congress and, possibly, the opening of the Russia 2018 World Cup Finals tournament.

The W Connection owner has not confirmed yet whether he will be on that flight—along with vice-president Ewing Davis and general secretary Justin Latapy-George—but Davis allegedly told members yesterday that the football president will travel “subject to medical clearance.”

John-Williams’ stance provoked outrage by some TTFA members, who spent the last seven months trying to prise from the official answers about his stewardship of the football body  and, in particular, spending relating to the controversial Home of Football project.

“If you’re in your third year of operation and you can’t pass your financial statement from your first year of operation,” Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago (VFFOTT) president Selby Browne told Wired868, “that tells you you’re in a rut; […] the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association is in a sad state of affairs right now.

“[…] Imagine if you are prime minister and you’re flying out while your country is in a state of crisis. Clearly you would have to take the decision to defer your trip—but I know that ent happening now around World Cup time.”

TTFA board member and Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president Keith Look Loy suggested that the John-Williams faction has exhausted its goodwill and committed a fatal misjudgment.

Because the next meeting is a reconvened one, a quorum will be declared no matter who shows up. And, with John-Williams and his trusted deputy, Davis, both likely to be abroad, there is the possibility that rivals would use the opportunity to move motions damaging to his hold on the football body.

“Today signals the end of the John-Williams administration because that next meeting will see a whole series of things [moved against him],” said Look Loy. “[…] Because they could put the next meeting at midnight on the moon, we are coming!

“And it is clear from the mood of the 21 delegates [yesterday] that people are absolutely fed up with the financial mismanagement, lack of leadership, the lack of transparency in the TTFA’s operations and their inability to provide answers to legitimate questions that people have been asking for over a year.”

Yesterday, the EGM failed to make a quorum by 9:30am and was promptly called off by acting chair, Davis. The failure to get numbers out was not altogether a surprise, as it was held on a public holiday and the football president—in an uncharacteristic move for him—told members a day in advance that he would not be attending owing to medical reasons.

John-Williams was injured in a mysterious “accident” on 29 April and has kept a low profile ever since. The official and his family have refused to give details about the incident. However, a medical source told Wired868 that the administrator was allegedly hurt after a fall at the Home of Football construction site.

If John-Williams was indeed hurt there, it again raises questions about his involvement in the FIFA-funded project, since the TTFA Board voted last month to take control away from the president and, at the same meeting on 31 March, John-Williams vowed to completely distance himself from the works. Yet, just last week, on 28 May, two videos on the Home of Football project were uploaded on John-Williams’ personal YouTube channel.

Despite repeated requests from the TTFA membership and Board, neither John-Williams nor Latapy-George has presented contracts for works at the Home of Football project.

Northern Football Association (NFA) president and All Sport Promotion director Anthony Harford said he was confounded by the football president’s apparent refusal to accept the instructions of his membership.

“You are sending out video after video and even bypassing the TTFA’s normal channels,” said Harford. “So clearly it is a project that he continues to [play a role in] although the last meeting ordered that the president not be involved.

“[…] There is no submission in any board minutes of a company being awarded any contract at the Home of Football and yet work is going on.”

Look Loy also condemned John-Williams’ behaviour.

“The man is using TTFA resources and publishing on his official YouTube channel [and] I understand he was told it is wrong and yet he continues,” said the TTFA board member. “He is refusing to comply with the directive of the Board and the directive of the general membership, which is to produce the contracts and an official report on the Home of Football to the general membership.

“He has not done either but he is sending out nonsense on YouTube.”

Yesterday marked the TTFA membership’s fifth attempt in seven months to get answers on the financial stewardship of the John-Williams-led administration. The football president was absent for two of those meetings—yesterday was his third no-show—while another failed to reach a quorum.

Davis acted within the scope of the constitution when he called off yesterday’s meeting as they were one person short of a quorum at the designated time. Although some eyewitnesses argued that he could have shown some flexibility, it being a public holiday and the required number having been achieved before 9:35am.

“At the stroke of half-past, he called off the meeting,” said one source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “[Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association vice-president] Osmond Downer told him: ‘You ever heard about a chairman’s watch?’ A decent chairman, who wanted the meeting to go on in the interest of everybody would say, ‘According to my watch I have five minutes remaining, so let’s wait to see.’

“As they were arguing, a man walked in and Downer said, ‘Mr Chairman, look we have a quorum and it is only three minutes past’. But Ewing said no, no.

“By the time, they had finished arguing, three more people had walked in. It is clear that [Davis] came there to not have the meeting. Constitutionally, he was right but [he could have used] discretion.”

Harford said Davis might have waited a few minutes for the meeting to achieve a quorum yesterday. However, he insisted that the blame lay solely with delegates, who were unwilling to make the necessary sacrifice to see about the business of football—to the detriment of the bodies they represent.

“We have people who are demanding change but are showing an indifference to attending meetings,” said Harford. “Yes, there has been a pattern of [John-Williams] choosing difficult days […] but if something is important enough, then let us come out and just get this over with it.

“We gave David [John-Williams] 60 days to produce the documents [on the Home of Football] and it was clear to me that the documents were not available [yesterday]. There was almost a glee for Ewing Davis to say there was no quorum so we could not continue.

“Had we had a quorum, it would have been a red-letter day for Trinidad and Tobago’s football. Because people who came came prepared to ask hard questions about those [missing] documents.”

Among the absentees yesterday were board members Joanne Salazar (vice-president), Karanjabari Williams (NFA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA) and Joseph Taylor (TTFRA), as well as Eastern Football Association (EFA) president Linus Sanchez and the Tobago Football Association’s (TFA) representatives.

Wired868 understands the Tobago members claimed they could not get tickets to Trinidad owing to the spike in inter-island travel as a result of the holidays.

Notably, the TTFA’s 14-member board has haemorrhaged full members over the past two years and now has just eight members with voting rights, as the Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) was suspended for non-compliance, vice-president Allan Warner was suspended for missing over five consecutive meetings while the Women’s League of Football (WOLF), Central Football Association (CFA), EFA and Pro League changed representatives and must wait until the next AGM to have their full authority restored.

“It is a lame duck, hamstrung board and a joke,” said Look Loy. “Half the people who come to meetings can’t vote… It is a further indication of an institution in disarray.”

At yesterday’s EGM, Browne suggested that the Fraud Squad could be brought in to investigate the Home of Football project.

“It was clear that those documents [relating to the Home of Football project] don’t exist from what we are hearing at board level,” said Browne. “Failing that, [John-Williams] will be operating without the due permission of the Board and disbursing funds and entering into contracts without the due permission of the Board.

“In normal business, we would have the Fraud Squad for that.”

Would the VFFOTT president move a motion to pass the matter on to the Fraud Squad?

“It must be actively considered because that is what happens in private enterprise,” said Browne. “That can only happen once the next meeting is convened so we will see on the 13th.”

Harford suggested that the current impasse is bad for the image of football, no matter the eventual outcome.

“Football is right on the very edge of the cliff,” said Harford. “And at the next meeting, things can turn for the worse for John-Williams and for the game. If we are not provided with the documents and this ends up with an [police] investigation, then who will suffer? Not football?

“This is what democracy is about and democracy is working. I am fine with that. But these things affect our ability to get people to invest in football.

“[…] It might be seen [as] a purge and investors who look at it that way may want to come in. But [companies] are very particular about their reputation and might be afraid to suffer reputational damage by getting involved in the football now.”

Look Loy insisted there is no turning back now for the John-Williams faction.

“It is clear from the mood of the unofficial talks [yesterday] that people are fed up and will be coming [on 13 June] to make hard decisions on the future of the John-Williams administration,” he said. “They have lost all legitimacy. All! They are in a dilemma because it might have been in their interest to have the meeting [yesterday].

“Now they have to choose between the trips they love to make and their political future in the TTFA… Calling the EGM on Indian Arrival Day is consistent with their policy of calling meetings on difficult days and borders on being disrespectful and even racist.

“The 60-day [deadline to have the EGM] expires on Corpus Christi and they could have called it then or last weekend. These people are just too contemptuous of the membership of the TTFA and we will make a decision on their future.”

Harford suggested that the responsible thing for John-Williams to do, would be to skip the free trip to Russia.

“I think he has been on the verge of a no confidence motion for a while and people have been sparing him for a while,” said Harford. “Selby Browne made the statement [yesterday] that it is like they are seeing a coup happening in front of their faces but they are insisting on going to Russia.”

The TTFA’s members will not be the only ones interested in John-Williams’ travel plans.

The Industrial Court may also want to know why the football president believes he cannot withstand a half-hour drive to Port-of-Spain—to answer questions in a TT$2 million legal dispute with former TTFA general secretary Sheldon Phillips—when he is willing to fly halfway across the world and through several time zones to meet his FIFA colleagues and, potentially, watch a high-profile football match.

Given the current mutinous mood, it could prove to be his last trip as TTFA president.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on June 05, 2018, 06:17:30 AM
Flex, wha Goin on wit yuh padnah DJW?

He doh care bout nobody or nutting or wha?

Andre Samuel....maybe you can shed some light bro?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: lefty on June 05, 2018, 08:07:00 PM
Flex, wha Goin on wit yuh padnah DJW?

He doh care bout nobody or nutting or wha?

Andre Samuel....maybe you can shed some light bro?

not right now........he busy redacting parts ah DJW pdf........
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Jefferz on June 06, 2018, 04:29:36 PM
Ya know, we can look at all the smoke, then we can see the fire... then we can see the entire TTFF staff with DJW standing closest to the fire holding a tank of gasoline and a pack of matches. We can listen to him justify how he didn't start the fire, that he was actually taking the tank of gasoline and matches from the others that did, in fact, start the fire. We can hear him out, give him the benefit of the doubt...

But are any of us that stupid? So far there's no outright proof and so much of the discussion is he said she said and numbers and figures that leave everything convoluted.

We can give him the benefit of the doubt, but we all know, whether willingly or unwillingly... like when daddy coming home late all the time... we know whats really going on.

The man is a f**king thief. He's helped a couple footballers out that i've known of, and i'm not sure how many he may have barred from progress, perhaps none. I personally doubt that, but maybe that's just me. I believe that the man knows that to thief well he must first build trust with the people he trying to tief from. I believe quite clearly with all of his decision making, flimsy excuse making and the constantly questions of where the f**k did all these different streams of revenue go to? Worst of all him going to the team to implore them to play a total waste of time game against a random low level African team who's FA is known for questionable movements, as question as us... well... ya know some shit goin down. I'm tired of the constant not adding up.

I'll say it again, the man is a f**king thief.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: SWF Reporter on June 08, 2018, 12:24:42 PM
Team DJW cranks up the heat as Salazar addresses Board while I95.5 targets Look Loy, Browne, Harford and Tim Kee
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com)


I95.5FM sport reporter Andre Baptiste stands accused of operating like a hired gun for beleaguered Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams, as the latter’s attempts to survive an internal enquiry appear to have taken an explosive turn.

John-Williams, who was elected to office on 29 November 2015, has failed to provide answers to a slew of financial questions from the TTFA’s membership over the past six months, including queries related to work on the US$2.25 million Home of Football project, legal fees, coaching salaries and a deal with I95.5FM—which appeared to have been done without Board knowledge or approval.

However, a threat by Board member and Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president, Keith Look Loy, to initiate a Police investigation into John-Williams’ financial management of the local football body—if stakeholders’ questions remain unanswered—appeared to have provoked a two-pronged response from “Team DJW.”

First, TTFA vice-president and John-Williams’ former slate colleague, Joanne Salazar, issued an eye-raising email to the Board, via general secretary Justin Latapy-George, in which she not only refused to answer some questions—raised by Veteran Footballers Foundation (VFFOTT) president Selby Browne—but appeared to be directing the president about the queries he should tiptoe around.

“Did the Board of Directors of the TTFA provide approval for the unprecedented TV Rights negotiations of the TTFA?” asked Browne, in one question about the football body’s legal impasse with United States television network, Telemundo.

Salazar’s response was written in bold, with red ink and then underlined:

“David, you need to decide what you are going to say if this is asked—please keep it short and to the point.”

Salazar’s replies, including multiple prompts regarding where John-Williams should tread carefully, were relayed to Board members by Latapy-George. And, according to sources, there was no follow-up missive to suggest the draft was issued in error.

Arguably, Salazar’s answers encapsulated the tone of John-Williams’ executive, as she gave obscure responses, suggested members did not deserve certain answers and misrepresented other incidents.

When asked to name the signatories of the TTFA’s four active bank accounts, Salazar said: “A combination of officers and directors of the Board.”

It is uncertain who would be considered “officers […] of the Board” while there have been over a dozen Board directors over the last two years including John-Williams and Salazar. Yet, she did not give a single name.

On the question of why the TTFA erroneously claimed rental expenses at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in a court matter with Ramesh Ramdhan last year, and if the football body had attempted to mislead the High Court, Salazar responded: “This matter has been addressed and resolved.”

It certainly had not been addressed and resolved at the level of the football membership.

Browne also asked the TTFA to list “all individuals and companies that have received any remunerative compensation for services rendered since January 2016 to present.”

Salazar, a vice-president at Phoenix Park Gas, did not think the TTFA’s members—and/or Board directors—deserved to know which companies John-Williams had entered into financial relationships with, on behalf of the football body.

“The information is not for public consumption,” stated Salazar, “making it publicly available cannot be achieved without violating the expectation of confidentiality of the person concerned.”

Browne asked too about the TTFA’s hosting of over two dozen Caribbean Football Union (CFU) officials on 17 and 18 June 2016—a week before John-Williams announced his ill-fated campaign to become CFU president.

Ostensibly, the meeting was about the formation of a Caribbean Professional League (CPL), which could also benefit John-Williams personally as owner of the W Connection football club. Yet, the invoices from that meeting went to the TTFA and, although the football president claimed to have financial support from UEFA and FIFA, it is uncertain if the money spent by the local body was ever reimbursed in part or full.

Salazar claimed, without an explanation, that the CFU meeting—in which the TTFA paid for airfare, hotel and meals for at least 25 officials—fell within the “ordinary business of the TTFA” since it was a “milestone” for Caribbean football.

(Notwithstanding the fact that, after John-Williams was defeated in the CFU polls, the Caribbean club competition was not formally raised again).

Even more remarkable, though, was Salazar’s response to whether the CPL meetings were approved by the TTFA Board.

“Yes, the Board of Directors were aware of the planned session,” said Salazar. “No, the relevant Board meeting was not recorded, as none of the TTFA Board meetings are recorded. The event was funded by FIFA and CONCACAF, as agreed.”

Salazar’s response was untrue and contradicted statements she and John-Williams made during a I95.5FM programme with myself on 7 July 2016.

At the time, John-Williams pointed to an email on 13 June 2016, which showed that the CPL conference was on the agenda for an upcoming Board meeting. However, that Board meeting was cancelled and, as I pointed out then, the TTFA president despatched invitations to the CFU presidents on 3 June—a full 10 days before he even put the item on the local agenda.

So how could Salazar, two years later, claim to have Board approval?

Even as Board members mulled over Salazar’s missive, an audio promo for a two-hour Baptiste show on I95.5FM, on the eve of the TTFA’s next EGM, turned the heat up again.

Baptiste, who refers to himself as “The Fearless One”, named John-Williams, Look Loy, Browne, Northern Football Association (NFA) president Anthony Harford and former TTFA president Raymond Tim Kee; and suggested he had “signed documentary evidence, emails, letters and recordings” involving some or all of the aforementioned persons.

“The state of football,” Baptiste claimed, “is [being] threatened once again.”

Look Loy, Browne and Harford have been John-Williams’ most vocal critics while Tim Kee, according to sources, has been quietly canvassing members in a bid to reclaim power.

The I95.5FM programme is due to run from 7pm to 9pm on 12 June.

Browne, Harford and Look Loy suggested collusion on the part of Baptiste and John-Williams.

“I find it very surprising the choice of the programme date,” said Harford, who said Baptiste did not invite him to defend himself against any allegations. “[…] You are supposedly going to buss files and the people named are those who have been asking David hard and legitimate questions, including the question of his relationship with I95.5.

“We have been told—and it was confirmed to us—that the TTFA or Mr John-Williams has been paying for travel and negotiating rights fee waivers for I95.5 to cover all their football games [for the last two years]. And other stations are saying that they carry football for years and were not allowed to bid.

“[…] Nobody is against I95.5 but show us the contract; because Board members are saying they know nothing about that.”

I95.5FM was paid to cover all of T&T’s football matches, inclusive of travel and accommodation, rather than the other way around.

Look Loy was dismissive of Baptiste’s upcoming show, which he referred to as a desperate, smear campaign. And he insisted that it would not save John-Williams from accounting to members.

“That show is prompted by a desperate man and will be delivered by another desperate man singing for his supper,” Look Loy told Wired868. “This is what that contract or arrangement between DJW and I95.5 is all about. It was never discussed or approved by the TTFA Board and is intended to make a once respected media house [become] the protector of a despot’s irreparably tarnished image.

“So in his desperation, the despot intends to apply a scorched earth policy. But after all is said and done, he had better produce the documents and verifications that I, Selby and the general meeting have demanded for one year now—or he will face consequences.”

Next Wednesday’s EGM marks the sixth successive general meeting by the John-Williams-led administration in which the controversial administrator will try to pass the financial statement for his first year in office.

John-Williams initially planned to travel to Moscow this weekend for next week’s FIFA congress and World Cup bid vote—despite having missed last week’s EGM on medical grounds. However, he is understood to have changed his mind, after Look Loy’s threat to involve the Police.

Although Salazar attempted to answer questions posed by Browne in July 2017, there was no such response to Look Loy’s queries last December—which included requests for transparency on construction work at the Home of Football.

Wired868 understands too that Board member Richard Quan Chan will take John-Williams’ place for the trip to Russia this weekend, and should accompany Salazar, Latapy-George and first vice-president Ewing Davis on the flight out of the country. It is uncertain why Quan Chan, who is also the Southern Football Association (SFA) president, was selected for the expedition.

Coincidentally, Quan Chan, Salazar and Davis are the entire TTFA Tendering Committee for the Home of Football project. It means only John-Williams will be in Trinidad next week to answer questions on the controversial venture on 13 June.

First, almost certainly, would be the spectacle of Baptiste’s radio show, which has appeared to match the will of the football president on almost ever matter since the surprise sacking of former Soca Warriors coach, Stephen Hart, in late 2016.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on June 08, 2018, 04:25:08 PM
*sigh*  Ah tired.....ah really cyar fight ah next dictator/ole tief......ah tired..... :frustrated:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on June 08, 2018, 08:26:59 PM

No wonder why TnT football in d cesspit of shit now, look wha going on with d Prez
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 09, 2018, 01:59:55 AM
DJW supposedly considering about-turn as Look Loy threatens Police action.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com)


Moscow cancelled?

The stakes for the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s (TTFA) reconvened Extraordinary General Meeting on 13 June have grown higher still, after board member Keith Look Loy formally warned president David John-Williams that he could face the Police investigators, if requests for financial information are not met.

John-Williams, who was elected to office on 30 October 2015, is yet to have the first annual financial statement of his tenure approved by members, amidst concerns from the TTFA’s membership about missing data and supporting documents.

Chief among those concerns are contracts and financial documents related to the US$2.25 million Home of Football project, as well as a breakdown of legal fees and coaching salaries and a mysterious deal with I95.5FM, which even board members were unaware of.

During John-Williams’ first year in office, “professional services” rose from TT$6 million to over TT$15 million while legal fees mushroomed from TT$82,270 in 2015 to TT$1,260,960 in just 12 months.

Look Loy, who first requested the relevant information from John-Williams and general secretary Justin Latapy-George in December 2017, warned that—after waiting for six months—his patience will expire on 13 June.

“I am compelled to advise you that any further failure on your part to provide satisfactory responses to the directives of the TTFA General Meeting would leave me—and other Board and General Meeting members—with no reasonable alternative,” stated Look Loy, “but to seek the assistance of the relevant State financial investigatory and law enforcement agencies to establish a level of full financial transparency within the TTFA, which your leadership has been unable to achieve.

“[…] You have one final opportunity to abide by said directives when the abandoned Extraordinary General Meeting called for 30 May 2018 is reconvened on 13 June 2018, according to the requirements of the TTFA Constitution.”

Look Loy’s email was copied to Concacaf head of Member Associations, Marco Leal.

Last week, John-Williams skipped the TTFA’s EGM on “medical advice” and, according to sources, also asked the Industrial Court to be excused from a hearing in early July—on a legal matter with former general secretary Sheldon Phillips—so as to give him more time to recuperate from a controversial injury.

Remarkably, TTFA vice-president Ewing Davis told members last week that John-Williams still hoped to fly to Moscow for a FIFA Congress next week, which would mean again missing the local EGM.

Wired868 understands that, medical concerns notwithstanding, John-Williams might have changed his flight plans and is now expected to be present for next week’s EGM.

John-Williams did not respond to requests from Wired868 about his supposed about-turn on attending the EGM, the missing financial documents or the possibility of a Fraud Squad investigation of his tenure.

The following is the full copy of Look Loy’s letter, which was leaked to Wired868:

To: David John-Williams,
TTFA President.


It is with great reluctance that I pen this message. However, your actions leave me little recourse.

On 31 March 2018, the General Meeting of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), instructed you to provide, within sixty (60) days, financial and contractual records pertaining to the Home of Football Project and other TTFA initiatives; some of which have been the source of official inquiries by TTFA members for over one (1) year.

I have also, as a TTFA Board member, repeatedly requested contracts and financial documents pertaining to  the Home of Football and other TTFA initiatives—without response.

Per Article 39.2 of the TTFA Constitution, you are obligated to implement decisions passed by the General Meeting and to produce the requested material.

Your ongoing failure to comply with decisions of the General Meeting as well as your evasive manner, misleading statements, and general lack of transparency pertaining to TTFA’s financial affairs appear to be beyond the internal functions and ability of the Association to properly handle.

Therefore, in keeping with my duty of care and loyalty as a member of the TTFA, the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL), and a TTFA Board member, I am compelled to advise you that any further failure on your part to provide satisfactory responses to the directives of the TTFA General Meeting would leave me (and other Board and General Meeting members) with no reasonable alternative but to seek the assistance of the relevant State financial investigatory and law enforcement agencies to establish a level of full financial transparency within the TTFA, which your leadership has been unable to achieve.

The resulting bad publicity will only harm the TTFA and I urge you to comply with the directives of the General Meeting.

You have one final opportunity to abide by said directives when the abandoned Extraordinary General Meeting called for 30 May 2018 is reconvened on 13 June 2018, according to the requirements of the TTFA Constitution.

I copy the Presidents of TTFA members and the relevant CONCACAF and FIFA officials into this message.

Sincerely,
Keith Look Loy,
TTSL President,
TTFA Board Member.


Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on June 09, 2018, 11:50:51 PM
Latapy on the attack
TT youth coach hits ‘unprofessional’ TTFA boss

ANDREW GIOANNETTI



http://newsday.co.tt/2018/06/08/latapy-on-the-attack/
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on June 10, 2018, 07:24:11 AM
Isn't Latapy and Latapy-George brothers?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on June 10, 2018, 08:40:15 AM
Isn't Latapy and Latapy-George brothers?

All day and everyday.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on June 10, 2018, 10:34:15 AM
Isn't Latapy and Latapy-George brothers?

All day and everyday.

Family Fued, bc Latapy-George usually defends DJW...somebody call Steve Harvey.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 10, 2018, 10:34:33 AM
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2018-06-10/collateral-damage-laventille-triple-murder

I can't help to think that part of the problem with people no going to football is the murders this is affecting people not to go anywhere. Case in point the triple murder in Laventille. How the f--k could this be. Read this piece of shit below.

According to reports, around 10.45 pm on Friday a car pulled up at the corner of Erica Street and the Old St Joseph Road, gunmen exited and opened fire.

James was in the yard of his family’s home playing a video game when he was shot.

He died on the spot.

The 16-year-old was a student of the nearby Success Laventille Secondary School and an aspiring martial artist.

Minister in the Education Ministry Lovell Francis yesterday tweeted his condolences.


How could this be. Why this kid could not be a up and coming sprinter like Zhanel Hughes who just run 9. something in JA yesterday. I going off the deep end today, dread.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 12, 2018, 04:47:26 AM
John-Williams: I know what is the truth.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


PRESIDENT of the TT Football Association (TTFA) David John-Williams said yesterday he has documentary proof to contradict national men’s youth football team coach Russell Latapy.

In an email sent by Latapy to John-Williams and copied to the TTFA Technical Director Alvin Corneal, General Secretary Justin Latapy-George and Board members, the former national men’s team ace midfielder, captain and coach described as “unprofessional and unacceptable” the TTFA president’s alleged refusal to acknowledge “any communications regarding team matters, nor outstanding salaries and allowances.”

Excerpts of the letter was published in Saturday’s Newsday.

The 49-year-old Latapy, who was dubbed “the Little Magician” during his career with the TT men’s team, as well as in Portugal (with Porto and Academica) and Scotland (with Hibernian, Rangers and Falkirk), wrote, “On the rare occasion you have accepted my call, it is brief with the promise to return the call to address my outstanding payments and matters pertaining to my team, which to date I still await.”

Contacted for a response yesterday, John-Williams said, “You all have written an article. I have no comment to make at this time and I will respond appropriately in the necessary time.”

Pressed further, the former W Connection FC president and CEO stressed, “I know what is the truth. The only way I could respond to you is by you seeing documents.

“I wouldn’t even make a comment,” he added. “It will make allyuh stories look very, very bad. That’s as much as I would say.”

In an article published on June 5, two TTFA technical staff members revealed to Newsday the struggle they faced to get their monthly salaries on time and in full.

Also yesterday, John-Williams revealed that the TTFA extraordinary general meeting (EGM), which was postponed on May 30 owing to the lack of a quorum, will be held tomorrow at the National Cycling Velodrome. Couva, from 5 pm.

It is expected that John-Williams, who missed the May 30 meeting because he was recovering from a rib injury, will be pressed to provide answers about contractual arrangements on the proposed Home of Football project at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, coaching salaries, outstanding legal matters involving past national coaches and administrators, and a deal with local radio station I95.5 FM.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 12, 2018, 10:54:34 AM
Tell we, nah!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Jefferz on June 12, 2018, 12:50:29 PM
dutty liar right to the very end.
Title: Harford: It’s nothing personal
Post by: Tallman on June 13, 2018, 08:18:03 PM
Harford: It’s nothing personal
Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


ANTHONY HARFORD, president of the Northern Football Association (NFA), has issued a call for accountability from TT Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams, as the local governing body prepares for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), scheduled to take place at 5pm today at the National Cycling Centre, Couva.

This EGM is expected to deal with a few issues, including the contractual arrangements on the proposed Home of Football project at the neighbouring Ato Boldon Stadium, coaching salaries, outstanding legal matters involving past national coaches and administrators, and a deal with local radio station I95.5 FM.

The previous EGM was postponed on May 30 due to the lack of a quorum.

John-Williams missed that meeting because he was recovering from a rib injury.

Harford, TT Super League president Keith Look Loy, Veterans Football Foundation president Selby Browne and TT Football Referees Association vice-president Osmond Downer have been vocal in their call for transparency from John-Williams.

According to Harford, “The truth is people are interpreting this small group of persons who are standing up for fairness to be enemies. We are not enemies, we are seeking the interest of the stakeholders of football. And for too long, questions which are important, which are relevant to the running of football, have not been addressed by the president.

“My hope is that (today’s) meeting would be conducted in such a manner that the president will openly provide the information,” Harford continued.

“There is no need and there should be no anticipation for a theatre of war. What we are going to do is try to find out from the president, what is the status of the respective contracts that he claims the TTFA has given (out), that we have no information on. That is all!”

Harford, a former sports journalist and current director of All Sports Promotions, asked for clarity regarding salaries the TTFA reportedly owe to technical staff members of the national teams.

“Our case for answers was strengthened recently by (youth coach) Russell Latapy’s open rebuke of the president for the Under-20 staff who have not been paid for the longest while,” Harford said.

“I don’t know that anybody is against a Home of Football. I don’t know that anybody is against David John-Williams personally.

“There is nothing personal about this. We are simply trying to extract from David how (he is) spending the FIFA money that is allocated to Trinidad and Tobago. Are you looking after the debts of the TTFA? Are you giving contracts in an open and transparent manner? That’s all we are asking.”

Harford said he is pushing the TTFA boss for answers as he is answerable to the 30 clubs and 12 affiliates that fall under the umbrella of the NFA.

However, he noted, “(This) unfortunately descended into some kind of chaos from time to time because people are standing up and demanding answers.”

John-Williams was not expected to attend the TTFA EGM today as he was scheduled to attend Monday’s 33rd CONCACAF Ordinary Congress in Moscow, Russia. Asked if John-Williams was forced to remain in Trinidad due to pressure from the TTFA delegates, Harford replied, “I don’t think so. I give the benefit of the doubt to John-Williams. I think he was genuinely injured in an accident. We have not been told what has caused his injury, but he has had an accident. He’s been medically laid up.”

The NFA president has made it clear that there is no immediate desire to force John-Williams to demit office.

Harford said, “We have had no secret meetings. None of us have had any plan of attacks for David (today). I certainly have not been included in any meeting. We do know that it’s getting closer to a time when we may have to make a collective decision to act. What that decision is? We have not discussed it. That would fall in to place like everything else.

“We are simply demanding answers, and the truth, and we’re demanding since we put you in office, that your governance is what we have put you there to provide.”
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on June 14, 2018, 04:26:01 PM
These men corrupt and their collusion catching up with them

They expected the dictator wouldn’t turn on them too ? Lol  :rotfl: :rotfl:

Sociopaths have no allegiances
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on June 14, 2018, 06:31:50 PM
Quote
PRESIDENT of the TT Football Association (TTFA) David John-Williams said yesterday he has documentary proof to contradict national men’s youth football team coach Russell Latapy.
Documentary proof?

Ah wonder who was “flimmin”?  National Geographic?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 16, 2018, 12:39:55 AM
John-Williams praised and censured at EGM.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


President of the T&T Football Association David John-Williams came in for praises for his genuine efforts to construct the now famous Home of Football in Balmain, Couva, but at the end of Wednesday’s reconvened Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held at the nearby National Cycling Centre (NCC), a motion was moved to censure him for his approach.

John-Williams’ passion to take the sport forward was hampered mainly by the distrust he had for Board members, some of whom publicly accused him of wrongdoings, and as such the local football boss made decisions on his own, an action that contravened the association’s constitution.

His desire for development was recognised by the 31 members that showed up for the meeting and from it, 22 members moved a motion successfully to censure him, in spite of attempts by nine other members to change the word from censure to reprimand, which would have been a wrap on the knuckles for the local football boss.

The highly contentious issue of the audited financial statement for 2016 was received and passed after John-Williams, equipped with his laptop and a 500-page binder, provided answers to all concerns raised by his members.

The president, who has promised in the past that the truth will be revealed in the work of the home of football, did just that.

But he is still to produce contracts between the TTFA and more than 10 contractors to conduct work on the Couva facility.

John-Williams listed 15 contractors currently doing work there, namely Geotechnical Consultancy Services, Aleron Limited, CPML Contractors Limited, Quintessential Design Solutions Limited, Kamal Phulsingh, Deon George Welding and Fabrication, Clophas Medina Limited, AMA Transport and Contract Services, ECOTEC EPS Construction Technologies, Trabsbrokerage Services Ltd, Ready Mix West Indies Trinidad Ltd, Trinrico Steel and Wire Products Ltd, Ramlagan General Hardware, Point Lisas Steel Products Ltd and Alescon Ready Mix.

John-Williams also attempted to shield his association from negative reports reaching the public domain by asking Board members to sign an agreement that would prevent them from sharing key info with the media. This, however, was rejected as members demanded info, saying it was his obligation to do so.

One member who spoke on condition of anonymity said the future of the sport is in safe hands under the current president, saying no other TTFA president has achieved as much as John-Williams did in just over two years.

He said it was all about lies, vendetta and personal agendas that saw certain members accuse John-Williams of wrongdoings when the FIFA accepted that work on the facility was above board.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 16, 2018, 01:40:59 AM
DJW reveals limited Home of Football info, admits to breaking up contracts to avoid tender.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams split FIFA funding for the Home of Football project between 15 companies—according to information he sent to Board members—in a move that allowed the administrator to avoid putting contracts up for tender.

Last week, TTFA Board member Keith Look Loy formally threatened to report John-Williams to the police if he failed to provide relevant information about the controversial US$2.25 million project at tomorrow’s Extraordinary General Meeting.

After seven months of questioning by the local football membership, John-Williams finally responded with paperwork related to the project on Sunday. John-Williams’ release contained 29 pages but the crux of his defence was two email exchanges between the president and FIFA Member Associations director Véron Mosengo-Omba and Development Programmes manager Solomon Mudege.

Mosengo-Omba and Mudege agreed, with caveats, that John-Williams’ proposed method for running the Home of Football project did not violate FIFA guidelines. Although it remains unclear—and unlikely—whether the TTFA Board was involved at all in the deliberations between its chairman and the FIFA administrators.

“Can you advise if there is a requirement for TTFA to engage in public advertisement and public tendering?” John-Williams asked Mosengo-Omba on 25 July 2017. “Or in the interest of expedition, we can go to the market in a selective tendering exercise?

“Secondly, apart from accelerating the project, we are of the view that procuring some [sic] the high cost structural material by TTFA and providing same to the selected contractor may bring some cost savings through avoidance of contractor mark-ups on materials purchased.

“Will this strategy be acceptable to FIFA and not compromise any of its governance requirements?”

Did the TTFA Board agree to this haste? And is John-Williams, a contractor by trade, referring to the royal “we” when he suggested that the local football body purchase its own high cost material?

John-Williams was so delighted with Mosengo-Omba’s response that he posted the latter’s letter and then reposted excerpts from it, in italics, to Board members.

“If the TTFA has the necessary expertise and is in agreement with the selected contractor,” replied Mosengo-Omba, “then the TTFA may purchase any materials that are required in the construction project.

“Once again, we urge the TTFA to be mindful of its obligations and ensure that there are at least three quotations for any material purchase which are for an amount of US$50,000 or greater…”

However, it is worth noting that the FIFA official—in the opening of his reply—made it clear that the regulations of the world governing body were not meant to nullify acceptable practices in Trinidad.

“We would like to confirm that it is acceptable for the TTFA to have a selective tendering process,” Mosengo-Omba began, “if this is also in accordance with how sport institutions may conduct their tender procedures in Trinidad and Tobago…”

And there was another stipulation.

“At least three independent companies should be involved in your selective tendering process,” said the FIFA official, “and TTFA should avoid any situation giving rise to a conflict of interest. This is in line with Article Eight—‘Obligations of the member associations and the confederations’—of the FIFA Forward regulations.”

John-Williams informed members that he then invited eight companies to bid for the project and received quotations from Monar Industrial Services Caribbean Ltd, Pace Construction Limited, Trinsulated Caribbean Ltd, Structural & Mechanical Agencies Ltd, Home Solution Ltd and RMSL Ltd.

Shanghai General Construction Ltd and China Jiangsu did not submit bids.

Pace Construction, according to John-Williams’ statement, “was recommended for the contract under initial evaluation.”

But recommended by whom? And what was the contract offered? And what were the bids received?

John-Williams offered none of that information but instead sought to assure members that they were in good hands.

“Given the President’s know-how in the construction business having over 39 years of experience,” wrote John-Williams, as he referred to himself in the third person, “the Association is in the fortunate position to have the necessary in-house expertise to collaborate with project manager and make educated decisions on the construction activity.”

How can TTFA members be sure that there was no conflict of interest when the football president also works in the construction business, apparently purchased “the high cost structural material” for the multi-million project himself, and was—according to Board members—operating without local supervision or oversight?

By 13 February 2018, John-Williams appeared to have chanced across a new strategy after a discussion with another FIFA official, Mudege.

“As discussed and agreed, the TTFA will be guided by the regulations governing procurement of services under the FIFA Forward Program,” wrote the TTFA president.

John-Williams then quoted to Mudege the FIFA regulation that caught his attention: “All contracts over US$50,000 but below US$300,000, three quotes must be solicited and received for the works prior to an award.

“Any contract for over US$300,000 must be subjected to a tender process. All contracts under US$50,000 could be awarded to a single contractor or supplier.”

Mudege gave the green light.

“Please proceed as outlined in your letter—the TTFA’s procurement plans are in line with the FIFA Forward regulations,” replied Mudege. “Please send us any quotes, tender documents and final invoices as these are required for further payments according to your Statement of Approval.”

So, even as TTFA members urged John-Williams to reveal the tendering process used to hand out contracts on the Home of Football project, the president had found a way to not only avoid tenders altogether, but also to handpick companies without requiring quotations from multiple contractors.

And in an apparent effort to keep each parcel of work below US$50,000, Pace were out and 15 companies were hired instead.

According to John-Williams’ weekend letter, eight companies were given contracts: Geotechnical Engineering Consultancy Services, Aleron Limited, CPML Contractors Limited, Quintessential Design Solutions, Kamal Phulsingh, Deon George Welding and Fabrication, Clophas Medina Limited, AMA Transport and Contract Services Limited.

And another seven companies were hired as “major suppliers”: ECOTEC EPS Construction Technologies, Transbrokerage Services Ltd, Ready Mix (West Indies) Trinidad Ltd, Trinrico Steel and Wire Products Ltd, Ramlagan General Hardware, Point Lisas Steel Products Ltd and Alsecon Ready Mix.

“Upon further evaluation of the project’s cost with the project manager [Rossini Castro],” John-Williams informed TTFA Board members this weekend, “it was found that if the construction works be [sic] undertaken on the project is given out in several different packages […] to different companies it will result in savings for the TTFA…”

John-Williams appeared to believe he found a scenario that defied economies of scale, in which managing 15 companies would be easier and more cost effective than liaising with one.

Notably though, despite the TTFA membership’s repeated requests, John-Williams did not produce the contracts used to hire any of the 15 companies or show the paperwork used to hire Pace in the first place, invoices for sums spent thus far—including for the high cost material purchased under his direct supervision—or prove that any of his schemes saved the football body money.

Look Loy described John-Williams’ report as “window dressing” and “an attempt to confuse and distract members.” He insisted instead that he wanted a report from Castro, the project manager, with “concrete details on progress toward project completion […] and authorised payment to any contractor(s) by the Association.”

He stressed too that John-Williams should provide members with “budgets for works being conducted in Couva and the financial status of each.”

“The President must produce the information/documentation requested […] or face consequences,” wrote Look Loy, yesterday morning. “An invitation to State investigatory agencies (Fraud Squad and FIU), as well as a resort to FIFA, to come in and examine TTFA finances remain real options if he fails to do so.”

It is uncertain what the response from the majority of the TTFA’s membership will be at tomorrow’s EGM. And John-Williams’ critics are likely to come under attack tonight by I95.5FM reporter Andre Baptiste, who promised a tell-all in a two hour special between 7pm and 9pm.

I95.5FM is also a beneficiary of a mysterious contract from the TTFA president, which covered the cost of Baptiste’s travel and accommodation for international football matches over most of the past two years.

John-Williams’ listed the TTFA’s creditors when he took office, although he did not say how much of their individual debts had been paid off.

Notably, the sixth highest name on the list is former TTFA president Raymond Tim Kee’s son, Kareem Tim Kee, who was supposedly owed just over one million dollars for graphic work done by his company, LRJ Investments.

Only Russell Latapy, Anton Corneal, Graphix Advantage, PTSC and Evan Pellerud were owed more, although Pellerud has already been paid—due to a FIFA intervention—while Graphix won a legal decision against the football body in the High Court.

Presumably, more will be said about Kareem on I95.5FM, in what might be an uncomfortable evening for his father. Tim Kee is believed to be keen on challenging John-Williams to reclaim the football presidency.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 16, 2018, 04:16:10 AM
Ratchee-fee, anyway you try to put. Why did the members have to do all of this for him to come straight. He skimming friggin money. And I eh trusting them two fifa official ah f--k. Them is friggin scamps. The 9 who did not want him to be censured or whatever, in DJW pockets. Them getting paid off Is only the threat of police from Lookloy opened up he backside.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 16, 2018, 04:49:36 AM
Ratchee-fee, anyway you try to put. Why did the members have to do all of this for him to come straight. He skimming friggin money. And I eh trusting them two fifa official ah f--k. Them is friggin scamps. The 9 who did not want him to be censured or whatever, in DJW pockets. Them getting paid off Is only the threat of police from Lookloy opened up he backside.

Did "come straight" happen doh?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on June 17, 2018, 12:06:16 PM
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Pace Construction, according to John-Williams’ statement, “was recommended for the contract under initial evaluation.”

But recommended by whom? And what was the contract offered? And what were the bids received?

John-Williams offered none of that information but instead sought to assure members that they were in good hands.

“Given the President’s know-how in the construction business having over 39 years of experience,” wrote John-Williams, as he referred to himself in the third person, “the Association is in the fortunate position to have the necessary in-house expertise to collaborate with project manager and make educated decisions on the construction activity".
Seriously??? The members of the meeting can't be that nieve or gullible to accept that. This is not his private business, we want transparency.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 17, 2018, 01:59:50 PM
the Association is in the fortunate position to have the necessary in-house expertise to collaborate with project manager and make educated decisions on the construction activity".

I know Flex go censor meh arse. the association is fortunate to have a man like he? But what the muddar arse I reading.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on June 18, 2018, 04:34:57 AM
the Association is in the fortunate position to have the necessary in-house expertise to collaborate with project manager and make educated decisions on the construction activity".

I know Flex go censor meh arse. the association is fortunate to have a man like he? But what the muddar arse I reading.

So are we advocating conflict of interest?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on June 18, 2018, 09:01:45 AM
the Association is in the fortunate position to have the necessary in-house expertise to collaborate with project manager and make educated decisions on the construction activity".

I know Flex go censor meh arse. the association is fortunate to have a man like he? But what the muddar arse I reading.

So are we advocating conflict of interest?
no conflict there, everything smooth-smooth. Monies in "good hands"

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 05, 2018, 12:49:45 AM
“[Why] the urgency?” John-Williams stalls for time over request to see Home of Football contracts.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


It has been seven weeks since Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams assured stakeholders at an extraordinary general meeting that, although he had not handed over documents related to the US$2.25 million FIFA-funded project, members were free to drop in at the local football body’s headquarters to review the information at any time.

TTFA board member and Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president Keith Look Loy is the only known person to have attempted to take John-Williams up on the offer so far. And, even then, it took a pre-action protocol letter—issued on 10 July—before John-Williams, the chairman of the TTFA board, even acknowledged the request from a fellow board member.

Still, even at the risk of another court case, the TTFA president continues to resist the call to immediately open up the football books to stakeholders.

Instead, John-Williams, through the TTFA’s attorney, Annand Misir, suggested that he was only willing to allow Look Loy to peruse the football body’s spending after 10 August 2018. There was a caveat too, as Misir twice hinted at FIFA intervention regarding the request for transparency.

On 24 July—the deadline given by Look Loy’s pre-action protocol letter—Misir suggested that he was confused as to whether the board member was representing himself legally, since he continued to email John-Williams after his lawyer’s missive.

“Can you confirm whether you are still representing Mr Look Loy and whether your said pre-action letter does still obtain?” stated Misir. “Or is Mr Look Loy now representing himself? We will need to notify the FIFA accordingly…”

Misir then said John-Williams was only willing to allow Look Loy access to the TTFA’s financial documents after 10 August.

“Notwithstanding the need for clarification, my client has agreed to allow Mr Look Loy to view the documentation requested,” stated Misir, “and I have been instructed to ask for proposed dates when the process can be undertaken—we are looking at dates from the 10 August 2018 onwards…”

Look Loy’s legal team of Matthew Gayle, Sheriza Khan and Dr Emir Crowne were unimpressed by what they saw as an attempt to stall by John-Williams and his general secretary Justin Latapy-George.

“[…] As a board member my client has sought this information and is entitled to continue requesting the information,” stated Gayle, “until it has been provided in the proper ongoing performance of his duty as a director. This is an aspect which, in my client’s respectful view, the TTFA’s president and general secretary fall woefully short.

“[…] It is somewhat surprising that you have written at the eleventh-hour seeking, in effect, an extension of time within which to comply with Mr Look Loy’s demands. This is particularly concerning since the information and/or documents sought ought properly to be readily available at a moments notice; and you have given no reason for the extended time period for compliance or for the restrictions you seek to place on my client’s access.”

Remarkably, Misir suggested that—notwithstanding John-Williams’ promise to the football body, almost two months ago—it was Look Loy who owed it to the football president to explain his desire to see the books so promptly.

“In terms of your demand of the 25 July 2018 (at 2:49pm) for your client to access the documents the next morning,” stated Misir, “my client was unable [to] facilitate this at such short notice—you have failed to offer any reason whatsoever for the urgency of your client’s request.

“[…] I am instructed to reiterate the invitation to your client that he proposes dates after the 10 August 2018 (at his convenience) when this process can be undertaken.”

However, once more, Misir mentioned FIFA.

“[John-Williams] has confirmed that this matter is now being investigated by the FIFA,” he said, “and accordingly this correspondence, like my previous letter, remains a privileged document.”

What does FIFA have to do with Look Loy’s request for financial information, which is in keeping with the TTFA’s FIFA-approved constitution?

Wired868 asked John-Williams to explain FIFA’s involvement in the matter and his delay in showing the requested data. Was FIFA really investigating? Or was it a ruse to ask for a further delay in the future?

The TTFA president’s only response was that Wired868 should contact his lawyer.

At present, the local courts are on vacation; and will remain closed until September. It is unlikely that Look Loy’s legal team will ask a judge to break his or her vacation to hear the case, which means John-Williams could feasibly stall until then and still avoid another court matter.

Thus far, Look Loy’s request for financial transparency has been supported in writing by Central Football Association (CFA) general secretary Clynt Taylor, Northern Football Association (NFA) president Anthony Harford and Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago (VFFOTT) president Selby Browne.

However, CFA official, Collin Partap, is the only board member to openly support the TTSL president’s appeal.

At present, the TTFA board comprises of: John-Williams (president), Joanne Salazar and Ewing Davis (vice-presidents), Karanjabari Williams (NFA), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Joseph Taylor (Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association), Sharon Warrick (Women’s League Football), Julia Baptiste (TT Pro League), Partap (CFA) and Look Loy (TTSL).

TTFA vice-president Allan Warner is suspended for repeated absences, Sherwyn Dyer is sidelined due to the non-compliance of the Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) and the Eastern Football Association (EFA) is yet to replace its representative, Wayne Cunningham, who was blocked from serving on the board due to his dual role as a TTFA press officer.

An official from another sporting field, who spoke on condition of anonymity, suggested that Look Loy’s inability to win the support of the TTFA board was important, as it allowed John-Williams to use the football body’s resources to defy internal calls for transparency.

“No matter how repugnant [John-Williams’] behaviour might be, he is acting in his capacity as the president of the organisation and chairman of the board,” said the official, “and, as such, has a right to use the TTFA’s lawyer for legal advice, unless he is defending a position that is so negligent as to breach fiducial responsibility.

“It is only if [John-Williams] is acting in defiance of the board will his use of the TTFA’s attorney to defend his position become debatable.

“So, if there is a board decision on this, which person is it that is not prepared to accept the collective decision? […] Usually when one has such a fundamental difference with a head of organisation, that person would step down; because it can become untenable.”

Look Loy was defiant, though, and insisted that he would not give up the fight for transparency.

“That anonymous official could not possibly be serious,” he retorted. “I fight for my right and the right of every TTFA member to know our money us spent, the TTFA president continuously denies this right, and I am the one who should resign?!

“Is there any doubt why administrative rot is to be found everywhere in Trinidad and Tobago sport?”

For his part, Gayle suggested, perhaps predictably, that Look Loy was on the right side of this battle—legally and morally.

“I think it is extremely regrettable that it has come to the point of my client having to send a letter from his lawyer,” Gayle told Wired868, “to see the documents he has a right to see; and even more regrettable is the fact they didn’t make the documents immediately available as soon as they received the letter.

“It is particularly worrying for us because we are left to wonder what the reason for the delay might be.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 11, 2018, 12:52:12 AM
US Embassy: John-Williams dropped the ball.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John McIntyre has issued a statement criticising TT Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams, for "poor planning" and "dropping the ball" regarding women's team visa applications for the Concacaf U-15 Championship.

The developmental tournament kicked off on Monday, with several smaller Caribbean nations including Dominica and Antigua & Barbuda, as well as an invited team from Portugal, in attendance.

The Under-15 TT team was preparing specifically for the tournament and were reportedly "very disappointed" upon learning they would not be able to attend since their applications were not processed by the given deadline.

In the statement, which appeared on the embassy's website and Twitter page, McIntyre said he felt compelled to respond because John-Williams' "failure to plan is effecting (sic) promising football players from Trinidad and Tobago who we would welcome playing in the USA."

On Thursday, John-Williams was quoted in a newspaper report saying the TTFA applied for visas within the usual time frame using the normal procedure.

“We applied for the visas at no different time than we normally would apply," John-Williams said.

McIntyre, in his statement said, "In addition, your comments can adversely affect our ongoing efforts to grow our sports diplomacy programmes here in TT."

"I will be blunt," he added. "Mr Williams and the TTFA just flat out dropped the ball on the visa process. Our Embassy for months noted that individuals and groups should plan well in advance for any trips to the USA. The Trinidad and Tobago Girls Under-15 representatives approached the Embassy about visas after we were closed on Tuesday, July 31 to get their visas by Friday, August 3 with the Emancipation holiday in between."

"Many groups have successfully travelled to the USA by being prepared and planning in advance. In fact, if you look at our Facebook page from a few weeks ago you will see a youth team playing in the USA at a major football (soccer) tourney," McIntyre said.

"Know, as you see in the news almost daily, we are committed to our relationship with the citizens of T and T at all levels, including sports diplomacy. Don’t let folks with cocoa in the sun mislead you."

US Embassy slams TTFA head over football visas.

COCOA IN THE SUN

CHARGÉ d’Affaires at the US Embassy John McIntyre issued a statement yesterday advising the public not to “let folks with cocoa in the sun mislead you.” The comment concluded a statement McIntyre issued on the embassy’s website and Twitter feed.

It criticised TT Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams for “poor planning” and “dropping the ball” over women’s team visa applications for the Concacaf Under-15 Women’s Championship.

The developmental tournament kicked off on Monday, and unlike several smaller Caribbean nations, the national U-15 women’s team was unable to attend because the TTFA did not obtain visas for the players by the deadline. The team was preparing specifically for the tournament and members were reportedly “very disappointed” to learn they would not be going.

McIntyre’s statement said he and his colleagues at the embassy rarely comment on visa matters, out of respect for applicants’ privacy, but added that he “must respond to the red-card commentary of Mr David John-Williams.” On Thursday, John-Williams was quoted in a newspaper report as saying the TTFA had applied for visas in the usual way, at the usual time. .

John-Williams said, “We made every possible representation, from the Ministry of Sport, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Concacaf, the US Olympic Committee, to get a group appointment for the girls. And it was unsuccessful...It’s a situation that Concacaf needs to look at in terms of where they place the tournaments.”

However, McIntyre said in response he felt compelled to speak because John-Williams’ “failure to plan is effecting (sic) promising football players from TT who we would welcome playing in the USA. In addition, your comments can adversely affect our ongoing efforts to grow our sports diplomacy programs here in TT.

“I will be blunt,” he added. “Mr Williams and the TTFA just flat out dropped the ball on the visa process. Our embassy for months noted that individuals and groups should plan well in advance for any trips to the USA. The TT Girls Under-15 representatives approached the embassy about visas after we were closed on Tuesday, July 31 to get their visas by Friday, August 3 with the Emancipation holiday in between.”

McIntyre said the TTFA provided no names or details for the visa applicants, and even after matches were rescheduled, there were only two working days to process the applications, which usually takes seven to ten days. “...not to mention that this is peak visa season when most people have to wait six weeks just for a visa interview.”

He said many groups had successfully travelled to the USA by being prepared and planning in advance. “In fact, if you look at our Facebook page from a few weeks ago you will see a youth team playing in the USA at a major football (soccer) tourney.

“Know, as you see in the news almost daily, we are committed to our relationship with the citizens of TT at all levels, including sports diplomacy. Don’t let folks with cocoa in the sun mislead you.”

I WANT AN APOLOGY

Reached for comment yesterday, John-Williams said the release from the US embassy was an “outright lie” and he will be demanding an apology. In a brief conversation, he said contrary to McIntyre’s claim that the TTFA approached the embassy after it closed on July 31, the visas were paid for on July 26.

Newsday reported that U-15 women’s team head coach Marlon Charles selected his squad for the tournament on July 30. The report noted that the embassy scheduled an appointment with U-15 team representatives for August 28, long after the tournament’s conclusion.

John-Williams said the TTFA will “take its time on this one” but will certainly issue a press release identifying the embassy’s inaccuracies. Up to press time the TTFA had not issued a release.

LOOK LOY: HE

SHOULD WALK


TT Super League chief and TTFA board member Keith Look Loy is calling on John-Williams, along with vice-presidents Ewing Davis and Joanne Salazar, to resign after “international shame (was) brought upon our country by the attempt to blame the US embassy.”

Collectively, Look Loy said in a press release, “These three TTFA officials have presided over, indeed engineered, the calamitous deterioration of our football.”

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John-Williams: That’s a lie and we want an apology.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


President of the TT Football Association (TTFA) David John-Williams said the statement from the US embassy which said he dropped the ball on visa applications for the Under-15 women's national team was an "outright lie."

John-Williams said he will be demanding an apology from the embassy.

In a statement earlier today US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John McIntyre said Williams and the TTFA "just flat out dropped the ball on the visa process."

"Our Embassy for months noted that individuals and groups should plan well in advance for any trips to the USA. The Trinidad and Tobago Girls Under-15 representatives approached the Embassy about visas after we were closed on Tuesday, July 31 to get their visas by Friday, August 3 with the Emancipation holiday in between."

During a brief conversation with Newsday, John-Williams said contrary to McIntyre's claim that the TTFA approached the embassy after it closed on July 31, the visas were already paid for on July 26.

John-Williams said the TTFA will "take its time on this one" but will "definitely" issue a press release identifying "lies."

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on August 15, 2018, 06:47:15 AM

During a brief conversation with Newsday, John-Williams said contrary to McIntyre's claim that the TTFA approached the embassy after it closed on July 31, the visas were already paid for on July 26.

John-Williams said the TTFA will "take its time on this one" but will "definitely" issue a press release identifying "lies."



This man is an A-grade A-hole!!.... :bs: :cursing: :banginghead:
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 21, 2018, 04:02:00 AM
Should DJW stay or go? Wired868 speaks to five TTFA stakeholders on controversial president.
By Roneil Walcott (Wired868).


Is Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams still the right person to take the local sporting body forward? Or should John-Williams, as suggested by board member Keith Look Loy and former World Cup 2006 manager Bruce Aanensen, step aside for the good of the game?

Wired868 asked Northern Football Association (NFA) president Anthony Harford, Central Football Association (CFA) general secretary Clynt Taylor, Pro League CEO Julia Baptiste, Eastern Football Association (EFA) president Linus Sanchez, Veterans Football Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago (VFFOTT) president Selby Browne, Southern Football Association (SFA) president Richard Quan Chan and Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) president William Wallace for their thoughts.

Wallace declined comment as he said the SSFL is, at present, holding internal discussions regarding the happenings at the TTFA. And Quan Chan did not respond to our attempts to reach him.

However, Browne was forthright, as he referenced John-Williams’ recent acrimonious public exchange with US Chargé d’Affaires John McIntyre—after the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Under-15 Team were denied visas to participate at the 2018 Concacaf tournament, due to the football body’s late applications.

“Any leader in his right mind would have stepped down after that incident involving the Women’s Under-15 Team,” Browne told Wired868. “I support Look Loy’s call for John-Williams to resign… That should have happened after the statement from the US Embassy.”

McIntyre accused John-Williams of trying to mislead the public and said his unprofessionalism was affecting the future of talented young local players. Browne said it was damning stuff and scoffed at the TTFA president’s suggestion that Concacaf move tournaments from the United States, when the two island republic was the only Caribbean nation that failed to get their visa applications done in time for the Florida trip.

“This man had the audacity to tell Concacaf to review where they’re hosting their tournaments,” said Browne. “When you have a US government official making that sort of statement [about John-Williams], I expected the TTFA to hold an emergency meeting to have him censured. But persons are operating as though it’s business as usual. It cannot be business as usual!”

Taylor, the CFA general secretary, said his body did not support a move to replace John-Williams last year. However, the recent occurrences are pushing him to rethink that position.

“I don’t like to do things like these where I’m calling for the resignation of a president and so on,” said Taylor, who unsuccessfully challenged John-Williams for the presidency in 2015, “because I believe that once in power you should be given a chance to serve your term. But we’ve reached a point now where we are being embarrassed on the international stage […] and we have to be careful.

“It was not a nice move to blame the US Government for what was clearly a TTFA error. I feel David made the statement thinking there would be no response from the US Embassy.”

Baptiste would not be drawn on whether or not John-Williams deserved to keep his post. Instead, she sympathised with the Under-15 players, who missed a chance to wear national colours for the first time.

“That experience the girls would have gotten cannot be measured,” said the Pro League CEO. “They have missed out on a great opportunity to get experience at the regional level. [But] I do not have all the facts of the matter [on the TTFA’s visa application].”

Harford suggested that a lack of available information has become a staple of John-Williams’ presidency; and it does not reflect well on the TTFA boss. He pointed to the TTFA’s US$2.25 million FIFA-funded Home of Football contract, for which John-Williams has refused to produce contracts and receipts for examination by the board or members.

“I was [John-Williams’] number one supporter but I cannot support what is passing as leadership right now,” said Harford. “His leadership style is absolutely tyrannical; this is a person who lacks any moral compass. Up to now, David cannot produce contracts for the Home of Football project.

“We agree that football needs a home such as this but we also need bills to be paid. The TTFA is up to its neck in debt. I don’t know how David could live with himself when his organisation is indebted to so many people.”

(Harford disclosed that his own All Sport Promotions organisation was liaising with creditors and, inch by inch, paying clubs what they are owed for the 2016 Super League season).

The NFA president’s view on John-Williams’ financial transparency was not unanimous, though.

Sanchez, the EFA president, said John-Williams answered all Look Loy’s questions at the TTFA’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 13 June.

“In the appropriate forum, [John-Williams] answered all the questions and provided all the facts via multimedia format,” said Sanchez. “The information in the TTFA books were read out by Mr Clynt Taylor and all the facts were presented… I was satisfied and the same concerns which Look Loy raised were addressed in that same meeting.”

But what about Look Loy’s attempts to view the Home of Football contracts and related invoices himself—which have been repeatedly blocked by John-Williams?

Harford suggested that, despite the verbal promises that Sanchez referenced, John-Williams was not true to his word.

“This is a completely baffling matter to me because […] the president expressed to the delegates that anyone was free to review the books of the TTFA,” said Harford, “and Look Loy immediately put himself forward to do just that… Now Look Loy is being denied that right and he is well within his rights to take the [legal] route that he has.”

Taylor concurred.

“Some people think that Look Loy may be malicious in his request,” said Taylor, “but he is a board member and he must be able to exercise oversight over the administration. Look Loy is right and I 100% support him. He is trying to be accountable as a director.”

The CFA official felt John-Williams should not shoulder all the blame for the TTFA’s failings, though.

“His heart is in the right place but that doesn’t mean he’s the right man for the job,” said Taylor. “He must be commended for the noble idea of the ‘Home of Football’ project; but outside of that he has failed miserably. […] You can’t be a good leader and just focus on that one thing.

“His problem is that he doesn’t trust the persons around him to carry out certain duties and he’s trying to do it all by himself… David isn’t alone in this. What are the VPs doing? What are Joanne Salazar and Ewing Davis doing?

“They cannot simply go into hiding when these things are happening. If David is going , he must be corrected. And that’s the problem.”

Sanchez suggested that John-Williams’ critics are in the minority and calls for his resignation were premature and would probably prove futile.

“There are only two persons from the [TTFA] membership who have called for his resignation,” said Sanchez. “That’s only two out of roughly 26 compliant members. You can’t [take] anything from that.”

Harford and Browne agreed only that John-Williams will not go willingly.

“The TTFA president will not resign,” said Browne. “He has adopted the same modus operandi as his predecessors. He has aligned himself to derive benefits from the FIFA president for his personal gain, certainly not for the benefits of local football.

“[…] At the moment our football is going nowhere, it’s going absolutely nowhere. How many players do we have in the English Premier League?

“[…] We have fallen behind. It’s a very sad indictment.”

Harford, who said he was one of the first supporters of John-Williams’ successful presidency bid in 2015, does not think there is enough impetus to shift the TTFA boss.

“David’s arrogance is built on one thing alone,” said Harford. “He plays the political game so strategically and he knows that he has the numbers on his side to survive any vote of no confidence from the membership.

“I support Look Loy’s call for [John-Williams] to resign but we don’t expect it. Things are not going to change easily because the culture David has brought in is now entrenched.”

Browne hopes that the next TTFA AGM spells change and he urged like-minded people to stand up to John-Williams. The announcement of USA, Canada and Mexico as co-hosts for the 2026 World Cup, he opined, was an opportunity that will go to waste if stakeholders did not act immediately.

“I will await the next AGM which will show failure in every single operation,” said the VFFOTT president, “and I await to see the persons who are still willing to put up with this nonsense.”

Taylor hopes the end is near for the TTFA president.

“We must change the way we manage and operate football in Trinidad and Tobago,” said Taylor. “We need to get the corporate sponsors and the man on the street involved before we can see change. This administration has shown that it is not prepared to handle the functions they were appointed to carry out.

“[…] We need strong leadership and John-Williams isn’t it. We need to take back our football!”

Harford described John-Williams as a poor imitation of disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner. The current TTFA boss, according to the NFA president, is just as shifty and selfish; but lacks Warner’s charm and savvy leadership.

Harford said he shudders to think of what further damage John-Williams and his cohorts could do with another 15 months in charge.

“David’s tenure has been lacklustre, disingenuous and unimaginative,” said Harford.

Taylor had the last word.

“The current TTFA administration lacks vision,” said Taylor. “The Bible says that a people without a vision will perish; and we’re currently perishing.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 23, 2018, 12:08:17 AM
David John-Williams kept TTFA in the dark.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


Vice-president Salazar resigned on September 11

A FRESH cloud of controversy has covered the TT Football Association (TTFA) as its president David John-Williams has been accused of purposely keeping the TTFA board in the dark over the September 11 resignation of then vice-president Joanne Salazar.

Salazar indicated her resignation to the rest of the board on Friday – 10 days after she notified John-Williams and general secretary Justin Latapy-George of her departure.

It came as a surprise to the board as according to one board member, TT Super League president Keith Look Loy, they all believed she was included in the controversial voting process led by John-Williams and chairman of the TTFA technical committee Richard Quan Chan to select Shawn Cooper as head coach of the women's national team.

In another twist in the story, early yesterday morning – hours after Salazar's email to the board – Latapy-George also emailed the board and admitted he was aware of Salazar's resignation but said he was simply following orders from John-Williams not to immediately notify them of the development.

Latapy-George's email to the board read: "...as General Secretary I have been insisting since Sept 11 2018 that the required notice be sent and was, and remain under, hold instructions, in the first instance verbally and in the last instance in writing, from the President."

A TTFA press release on September 15 which revealed the selection of Cooper as head coach of the national women's football team noted "five gave approval of the recommendation, one abstained and three did not approve of the round robin process." Names of the voters were not issued.

"(The non-inclusion of names) is the smoke behind which he (John-Williams) tried to hide but those nine votes had to include her," said Look Loy in an interview with Newsday yesterday.

In declaring Cooper as coach, John-Williams allegedly did not recognise votes from Julia Baptiste, Collin Partap and Sharon Warrick because they are provisional heads of their respective arms of the TTFA.

And with Salazar's resignation, that left only eight voters: John-Williams, Ewing Davis, Look Loy, Quan Chan, Joseph Taylor, Karanjabari Williams, Wayne Cunningham and Anthony Moore.

"Williams, Taylor and I declined approval and joined with Baptiste, Partap and Warrick in calling for a board meeting under article 35."

Newsday was unable to reach John-Williams by telephone yesterday. However, he responded to an email sent to him requesting information on the voting process. Among the questions he was asked was: "Did you include Ms. Salazar in the votes to appoint Mr Cooper? If not, who did the remaining 'yes' vote come from?"

John-Williams was also asked a number of other questions including whether or not he instructed Mr Latapy-George to delay giving the board notice of Salazar's resignation, and why aren't board meetings held with the frequency stipulated in the TTFA constitution?

He responded: "Dear Sir, I can confirm that Ms Salazar was not part of the voting process and was not one of the five persons supporting Mr Cooper appointment. Regards."

John-Williams was subsequently asked to name the five members who voted in favour of Cooper's appointment but there was no further response to the email by press time.

Apart from John-Williams, Newsday also made several attempts to reach Quan Chan to ascertain the members who voted in the selection process.

Latapy-George, in a response to Newsday about remaining silent about Salazar's resignation, stressed that he was just following instructions and protocol. He said, "My position was articulated to the president on a few occasions and I remain guided by the instructions received. Per Ms Salazar's notice now shared with the Board of Directors, I have since advised the Board of my efforts and will be guided by their instructions noting that the recognised structures of authority, in ascending order is the president, the Board of Directors and the general membership. I also remain beholden to the authority structures of the FA while seeking to achieve a progressive balance building a working relationship within and among each level of same."

The issue of poor and sometimes no communication in the TTFA continues to be a problem and reared its ugly head just last week when women's team manager Jinelle James was accused by TTFA brass of not making any request for a pre-tournament camp prior to national footballers begging on social media for help internationally to host one in the US. James subsequently provided email evidence where she did call for a camp but no response was forthcoming from the TTFA president or general secretary. She was also reprimanded for approaching the Ministry of Sport without permission to request funding for the CONCACAF Women's Championship. She revealed, however, she did have a conversation with Latapy-George on the topic and was given clearance to proceed. Her initiative bore fruit as the Sports Ministry has funded the team over $400,000.

HARFORD: WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

"Why didn't he reveal that Joanne had resigned?" This, according to Northern Football Association president Anthony Harford, is the question John-Williams needs to answer.

"Why did he (allegedly) ask Justin Latapy-George to say nothing? Why was that done? Standard protocol is that if a vice-president resigns, that ought to be news to the membership of football. A week or more later, you take this vote and now it is emerging that she may very well have been included but you have no way of knowing," Harford said in an interview with Newsday yesterday.

He shared his view on John-Williams' response that Salazar was not included in the vote.

"David is saying no because, of course, David has to get himself out of a hole, and we can't prove it. I cannot point my finger and say David definitely did not include or did include Joanne. None of us know. But David's track record is not a good one.

"North Zone is not sure of David," he added, "because David has breached integrity so many times in the past in his dealings with the board that we are not certain that he will now tell the truth."

Harford said he hopes Cooper's selection will be ratified at the next board meeting which will take place within the coming days with or without the presence of the president as stipulated in the constitution.

"Now, the thing is, David has been sharing this view that people are against Shawn Cooper. No one is against Shawn Cooper, you know. What we are saying, is David should have called a meeting. The head of the technical committee should have said, 'the technical committee has decided that the preferred candidate is Shawn Cooper.' But no one knows who the other candidates were. They have not told us who the candidates are."

Former national goalkeeper and ESPN analyst Shaka Hislop, who has over 71,000 followers on Twitter, shared his frustration with the newest debacle to affect T&T football.

He tweeted the following: "On the face of this story, we – our football – have gone from plain ridiculous, to int’l embarrassment...in a week...I accept only one side of these stories is being told. I await the TTFA President’s response."

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 23, 2018, 12:20:17 AM
Latapy-George: Speak to DJW about release; TTFA president accused of more violations.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) general secretary Justin Latapy-George refused comment on allegations of dishonesty against him and president David John-Williams by Women’s National Senior Team manager Jinelle James.

However, inadvertently, Latapy-George hinted that John-Williams’ use of his staff might be creating issues within the organisation and sending mixed messages to the public.

Yesterday, the TTFA issued an unsigned statement which accused James of approaching the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs for funding without the approval of John-Williams and Latapy-George. And the football body further stated it had not sought funding from the government and “is currently seeking alternative financial support.”

Even as the football body was so advised the public, Latapy-George was submitting a proposal for funding to the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs—with a budget drawn up by James and himself.

“I met with the minister [Shamfa Cudjoe] on Friday along with Jinelle James,” Latapy-George told Wired868. “We were asked to submit a formal request for funding and, based on that instruction, Jinelle and I worked on a budget, which was submitted by noon [yesterday] to Mr [Anthony] Creed copying the director of sport [Patrice Charles].

“Creed asked that the budget be changed to sub-totals and that was done this morning.”

Further, Latapy-George said that, notwithstanding the TTFA claim to be seeking alternatives to the government, John-Williams and board member Richard Quan Chan accompanied him to the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs today to seek funding. He opted not to disclose whether their request was successful, although, last week, minister Shamfa Cudjoe promised to help once possible.

“The Ministry articulated a position [to us today] but it is for the Ministry to identify what that is,” said Latapy-George. “What I can report to you, is what I did as general secretary.”

So who was responsible for the TTFA press statement yesterday, which was also posted on the local football body’s website? And did Latapy-George approve of James’ initial approach to the Sport Ministry—a claim she supported by producing an email sent to the general secretary and football president?

Did the TTFA general secretary stand by the press statement issued by his own organisation, which directly contradicted the Women Soca Warriors team manager?

“I came into football with a professional reputation and, whenever I leave football, I intend to leave with the same professional reputation I came with—plus the experience I gained,” said Latapy-George. “With that particular release, you need to have a conversation with the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association [John-Williams].”

Wayne Cunningham, who serves a dual role as board member and press officer—despite the TTFA membership’s insistence that he choose one from the two positions—confirmed to Wired868 that John-Williams issued Monday’s press statement.

(Coincidentally, the contents of the statement were revealed two days earlier by I95.5FM reporter Andre Baptiste, whose contractual relationship with John-Williams remains a mystery and concern for the TTFA membership).

“That statement come from the president,” said Cunningham, “so you can go ahead and say that.”

The TTFA constitution says its administrative arm or general secretariat (article 20.4) shall “carry out all the administrative work of TTFA under the direction of the general secretary (article 58).”

The general secretary is further referred to as “the chief executive officer of the general secretariat” (article 59.1) with direct responsibility for “organising the general secretariat (article 59.3h).”

However, Cunningham admitted that it is customary for John-Williams to totally bypass Latapy-George and directly instruct members of the general secretariat. Monday’s release was not approved by the TTFA board either.

“That is normal,” said Cunningham. “He is the president, so he can make a statement.”

“But even then—if you forget about whether that statement was cleared by the board or passed through the general secretary,” said Wired868, “the release did not say it was a statement by the president either. All it said was that it came from the ‘TTFA’…”

“Yes,” said Cunningham, “but that is normal.”

Latapy-George said he believed James’ stinging retort today—which accused the football body of a “chauvinistic and misogynistic” approach—was based on Monday’s release, which did not involve him. He stopped short of directly contradicting the TTFA statement or responding to the team manager’s allegations.

“I have never and will never engage in a public forum with matters—whether good or bad—between employees I am entrusted with supervising,” said Latapy-George. “I never have and never will—and that is whether by release or comment.

“[…] It is poor managerial practise to engage in any matters that may arise internally to engage in those matters publicly. My training, experience and previous employers would attest to that. It is not good practice.

“As such, I reserve the right to have a discussion with Ms James in a private setting under the umbrella of the TTFA.”

John-Williams did not respond to Wired868’s request for comment on his manner of instructing TTFA staff without seeking approval or alerting the board and/or general secretary. It is just one of a stream of constitutional violations that appear to have been committed by the controversial president.

On Monday, he revealed two more possible breaches in black and white.

“The Head of the technical committee on the advice of the Technical Director and team manager, made a recommendation to confirm Mr Shawn Cooper as Head coach of the team for only the Concacaf final Round to be held in the USA,” stated the TTFA statement, issued by John-Williams. “To expedite the process, the Head of the Technical Committee and Board Member prudently round robin (sic) the recommendation for board approval.

“Of the nine eligible voting members on board, five gave approval of the recommendation, one abstained and three did not approve of the round robin process. Mr Cooper has since been (sic) confirmed to the position.”

Apart from the issue as to whether Quan Chan was ever properly appointed as chair of the technical committee, which Quan Chan admitted was non-functional, the board has 12 members but John-Williams refused to acknowledge three members—who all voted against the proposed appointment—on the apparent grounds that they were provisional members.

The constitution does not deny provisional members any of the rights guaranteed to board members.

More to the point, article 37.2 suggests that Quan Chan’s attempt to find consensus by email—which John-Williams described as “prudent”—was actually illegal.

Article 37.2: “The Board of Directors shall reach decisions by a majority (more than 50%) of the valid votes cast. In the event of a tied vote, the President shall have the casting vote. Voting by proxy or by letter is not permitted.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Brownsugar on September 24, 2018, 11:32:22 AM
Ah eh read none of the articles.....ah tired....
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on September 24, 2018, 01:34:21 PM
Finally, it's beginning to look as if DJWs days are numbered. His people in the TTFF starting to have second thoughts?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sam on September 28, 2018, 01:50:36 AM
DJW head to big, he feel he untouchable.

He to f00cking arrogant.

Somebody need to put two hard calpat behind he head and wake him up.

He need to go.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on October 02, 2018, 04:20:11 AM

steupse just more unprofessionalism at the highest level of management in our football. Unfortunately this is the norm we get accustomed to seeing and hearing
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 12, 2018, 12:57:32 AM
Look Loy to take High Court action against John-Williams.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


THERE are two ways in which TT Super League president Keith Look Loy or other Football Association (TTFA) board members may access information to the controversial TTFA “home of football” project in Couva, which is currently under construction.

Look Loy will either have to sign a non-disclosure agreement put out by TTFA president David John-Williams’ attorney – something he refuses to do – or he will have no choice but to take legal action to force John-Williams to release details to the board.

Look Loy said since he has no intention of signing the document, he is left with little choice but to pursue the matter through the courts, although it will inevitably add to the mounting debt the association faces through various lawsuits and arrears.

According to information obtained by Newsday, John-Williams’ attorney Annand Misir recently sent Look Loy and his attorney a non-disclosure agreement, which, if he signed, would effectively prevent them from disclosing the financial and contractual details on the FIFA-funded project to the board or make it public.

Last Wednesday, Look Loy wrote to the TTFA board by e-mail advising them of his continued inability to access information on the project, as well as John-Williams’ attempts to keep the matter private by means of the non-disclosure agreement, which he scanned and copied to the e-mail.

In the e-mail, Look Loy sought to remind the board members of the numerous attempts made, since December 26, 2017
, to acquire information on the project from both John-Williams and TTFA general secretary Justin Latapy-George.

Look Loy said after several unsuccessful attempts, he hired attorney Matthew Gayle, who wrote to John-Williams in July, telling him of a final request for information before the commencement of legal proceedings.

“This failed to convince the TTFA president that said documents should be made available,” Look Loy told the board.

On August 27, Gayle, on behalf of Look Loy, filed an application for leave to claim for judicial review in the High Court, which Look Loy said was done in the “interest of transparency and accountability within the association, and to ensure the right of TTFA board members – the governors of the association ­– to information, is respected.

“Following on this, and in the effort to ensure TTFA does not have yet another legal matter on which to spend legal fees, as well as to reduce conflict within the association, I made, through Mr Gayle, more than one unsuccessful attempt to secure access to the requested information without final intervention of the High Court.

“Finally, the legal representative of TTFA, Annand Misir, wrote to my legal representative offering to make documents available today (October 3) at 10 am.”

Look Loy said that on Tuesday, the day before, Misir wrote to Gayle in an attempt to impose a non-disclosure agreement “that seeks to limit and qualify my right – as a TTFA board member – to access and to report on said documentation to my constituency (TTSL membership) and to the TTFA general membership.”

Look Loy continued: “The TTFA board has never discussed and/or approved any contract for project works by any company and/or service provider in Couva. Indeed, in TT Super League all commercial agreements are discussed and agreed by the entire membership – not just the board – in the effort to ensure transparency and to eliminate the possibility of corruption, e.g. the League’s recent signing of a broadcast contract with TTEN TV.”

He added that the TTFA board never discussed or agreed any legal course of action in response to his High Court application. “The TTFA president and/or Mr Misir does not have sole authority to decide on same and should be required to table this matter before the board membership.”

The president’s refusal to present the requested documents.

Look Loy said, “contradicts his assurance to the 2017 TTFA Annual General Meeting that said documents are available in the TTFA office.”

The TTFA board, he said, “has never discussed and/or agreed the imposition of a non-disclosure agreement on board members regarding access to any TTFA documents. The president, and/or Mr Misir, does not have authority to impose same, which in any event would be unconstitutional and an illegal limitation of member representative rights and responsibility to report to their membership. I stand by my commitment to transparency and accountability in TTFA.

I refuse to sign any non-disclosure agreement,” Look Loy wrote.

He concluded by signalling his intention to go ahead with legal action in the High Court, “unless the TTFA board ensures the TTFA president makes all the requested documents available to me – and by definition, to all TTFA board members.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 12, 2018, 04:25:10 PM
 >:( :cursing: ??? :frustrated: :banginghead:
Title: Partap to support Look Loy’s High Court application
Post by: Tallman on October 13, 2018, 10:01:41 AM
Partap to support Look Loy’s High Court application
By Andrew Gioannetti (T&T Newsday)


CENTRAL Football Association (CFA) representative Collin Partap said he intends to support fellow TT Football Association (TTFA) board member Keith Look Loy’s application to the High Court, by means of a sworn affidavit, in order for them and other board members to gain access to the association’s financial records and contracts relating to the controversial TTFA Home of Football project in Couva.

Partap, who is also a former MP for Cumuto/Manzanilla and a practising attorney, said TTFA’s president David John-Williams and vice-president Ewing Davis’ failure to release the copies of contracts by the end of a board meeting, on Tuesday, was the deciding factor.

Look Loy recently filed an application in the High Court to compel John-Williams to release documents related to the Home of Football project, as well as other TTFA financial matters. John-Williams, since last December, has been asked and repeatedly failed to share information on the FIFA-funded project. Look Loy said he has made every attempt to gain access to the documents outside of the courts to save the association unnecessary legal costs, which continue to compound on the cash-strapped organisation.

Newsday reported Thursday that after the penultimate request by Look Loy, he received, through his attorney, a copy of a non-disclosure agreement, which he was asked to sign in order to access the documents – something he refused to do.

At a board meeting, on Tuesday, Look Loy moved a motion, seconded by Joseph Taylor of the TT Football Referees Association, for a vote on the release of the documents.

However, according to both parties, Davis, who stood in for John-Williams, chose not to take a vote, saying he needed legal advice to proceed.

“Of course, they said no (to a vote), they need legal advice,” said Partap. “And as I’m sitting there, I’m thinking to myself, ‘You know, this is such a colossal waste of time and of money,’ which leads me to believe there is no contract on the Home of Football.

“And if there’s no contract, it goes a little bit further than just the TTFA. That money comes from FIFA. And FIFA representatives have constantly been in Trinidad to look at the Home of Football. And the minister (of sport) also has to be made aware. If there are no contracts and she went to visit the project out there, she would have been used.”

Partap said since he joined the board in March, John-Williams promised him and the other members a copy of the contract.

He said during a board meeting on April 3, general secretary Justin Latapy-George was directed to give out all copies of the contracts relating to the Home of Football to the board members.

“And to date, we have not been able to even see a paper-clip,” Partap said.

In response to the issue of the non-disclosure agreement, Partap said, “You ask someone to sign a non-disclosure agreement when you have something to hide. I think he knows we’re not going to sign a non-disclosure agreement because Keith, whatever he sees there, he must report it back to his constituents, which is the Super League.

“And if I see anything there, I have a duty to report it back to the Central Football Association.

“I cannot tell my association, who voted me in to sit on the board, that I can’t give them information about it. So serving a non-disclosure agreement is really one of the dumbest things I’ve even heard, one of the dumbest legal tools, that they’re using now to hide everything.”

He added that Look Loy said at the board meeting, “If you bring the contract to me right now, I will instruct my lawyers to withdraw the matter (in the High Court).”

CFA president: If I were president, I would resign

Partap said the decline in national team football programmes was indicative of the state of football administration in TT.

“As a sitting board member, I think the situation is deplorable. Trinidad and Tobago is nowhere close to being the powerhouse in football it should be and it falls squarely on the shoulders of the administration.

“The president himself should be ashamed. In fact, if I were the president, I would resign. Our women’s national team came within one goal of qualifying for the World Cup… They were thrashed, thrashed in the Concacaf qualifiers. These are our women, they were begging for funding two or three weeks before the tournament started. So that tells you where we are at in football.”

He said there was a culture within the TTFA of those who got where they are simply to reap the benefits.

“You have to be getting something out of the organisation and that’s all you care about. You don’t care about boys playing primary schools football and which ones will be the next national players for Trinidad and Tobago; which ones will be the next Dwight Yorke, the next Russell Latapy; which ones will be playing for Liverpool or Arsenal or Spurs. But we (the TTFA) don’t think like that any more in this country. That’s why we’re lagging behind everybody.”

He said he cannot see anything changing until the administration is voted out. “You can’t run an organisation like that if you want to compete in the world of football.”
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: presspass on October 13, 2018, 11:20:39 AM
Partap is a representative, not president, and the motion was seconded by Joseph Taylor of the TT Football Referees Association, not by Partap. The errors are regretted.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 13, 2018, 11:42:41 AM
Partap is a representative, not president, and the motion was seconded by Joseph Taylor of the TT Football Referees Association, not by Partap. The errors are regretted.

Thanks. The errors have been corrected.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 16, 2018, 01:48:09 PM
WATCH: TTFA President David John-Williams answers his critics. Or does he?

https://www.youtube.com/v/44YH6JSmYSw
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 16, 2018, 03:30:11 PM
Ent the TTFA's advertised "skillful negotiation" is also a product of "singular" rather than "plural" activity?

The issue for DJW isn't about singularity or plurality; it's about ANY opposition to his management of the agenda.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 23, 2018, 03:24:37 AM
DJW tells Latapy-George to find a new job; Cunningham replaced on TTFA board.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


The future of Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) general secretary Justin Latapy-George could be the latest touch paper within the fractious football body, as board member Keith Look Loy vowed to resist president David John-Williams’ attempt to replace the general secretary next month.

Latapy-George’s term with the TTFA expires on 30 November 2018—a fact that was unknown even to board members, since John-Williams has refused to share several employment contracts with his board.

Earlier this month, John-Williams told Latapy-George that he should start looking for a new job.

“Dear Justin, reference is made to our meeting of yesterday afternoon and my commitment to respond to you by the end of the day,” stated the TTFA president, in a written correspondence. “Feel free to pursue your options beyond the end of your contract [on] 30 November 2018. Let us discuss how we will handle the transition period.”

The potential parting of ways between the pair closely follows Latapy-George’s publicised issues with his boss’ leadership, which reached its nadir on 22 September 2018 when the general secretary admitted to keeping the board in the dark about the resignation of vice-president Joanne Salazar.

Latapy-George insisted that he acted on written instructions from John-Williams and leaked emails appeared to confirm as much. The ramifications of Salazar’s controversial departure—and the possibility that the president fraudulently counted a vote from his departed vice-president in his first attempt to appoint Shawn Cooper as Women’s National Senior Team coach—will almost certainly be raised at the TTFA AGM on 24 November.

If John-Williams has his way, it will be Latapy-George’s last AGM as general secretary. Look Loy insisted that he will resist any such move and he encouraged board members to do likewise.

“The constitution says John-Williams cannot dismiss anybody, he can only recommend,” Look Loy told Wired868. “Despite, as I put it before, Latapy’s sins of omission, commission and submission, what he has been doing is following orders by John-Williams; and now he has seen the light and that the members of the public and the the board would not accept that.

“Latapy is not the culprit there… I want to see Latapy’s contract extended by a year, so that he finishes this term—if John-Williams lasts that long.

“Now that [Latapy-George] sees the board is his master and not John-Williams, hopefully he will give his loyalty to the TTFA members and not John-Williams going forward.

“John-Williams cannot fire him.”

Latapy-George declined comment but suggested that he too believes his fate lies in the board’s hands.

“[My job] is a matter to be discussed by the board, so I won’t want to comment on that,” he said. “It is up to the president to make his recommendation as to continue or not continue; and it is up to the board to either accept or reject it.

“I would prefer not to comment beyond what the constitution says.”

Article 36 (f) of the TTFA constitution states that the board of directors “shall appoint or dismiss the general secretary on the proposal of the president.”

The word “shall”—as opposed to “may”—arguably leaves little wiggle room for the board and it is unclear how the president could be compelled to re-hire an employee. But Look Loy is adamant that he will put that article to the test.

John-Williams’ own control of the TTFA board might have taken another blow this week, as his ally and press officer Wayne Cunningham was removed from the board with immediate effect by the new administration of the Eastern Football Association of Trinidad and Tobago (EFATT).

At the last AGM, the TTFA’s membership declared that Cunningham could be a board member or press officer; but not both. However, Cunningham refused to give up either position—he claimed he was a paid consultant and not an employee—and the board, guided by John-Williams, voted to ignore the concern of its members and keep him in place.

Cunningham failed to survive until the AGM anyway, as the removal of EFATT president Linus Sanchez on 6 September 2018 led to a change of direction by the zone. On Tuesday, EFATT general secretary Royette James informed Latapy-George that the zone now wanted to be represented on the board by its interim president Bandele Kamau.

Kamau will now become a provisional board member until his position is ratified by the membership at the upcoming AGM.

Cunningham’s exit, the resignation of two vice-presidents, Allan Warner and Salazar, the suspension of Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) president Sherwyn Dyer for non-compliance, and the replacement of representatives for the Central Football Association (CFA) and Women’s League Football (WoLF), Samuel Saunders and Sharon O’Brien respectively, saw John-Williams’ unstinting electoral strength at board level drop significantly from a stranglehold of 10 from 13 members to its current low of four from 11.

The current board comprises of John-Williams (president), Ewing Davis (vice-president), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Karanjabari Williams (Northern FA), Joseph Taylor (Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association), Sharon Warrick (WoLF), Julia Baptiste (TT Pro League), Collin Partap (CFA), Look Loy (Trinidad and Tobago Super League) and Kamau (EFATT).

Davis, Quan Chan and Moore have resolutely supported John-Williams throughout virtually every crisis, while the other seven members have defied the president with increasing regularity.

However, John-Williams has engineered a majority by refusing to acknowledge the voting rights of a third of his board, as he claimed—without offering evidence from the constitution—that provisional members are not allowed to vote.

The president’s controversial interpretation, which was contradicted by one of the framers of the constitution, Osmond Downer, means that WoLF, CFA, Pro League and, now, EFATT, are all denied the chance to vote at board meetings.

Partap, an attorney, has offered to get senior legal advice on the marginalisation of provisional members and the board promised to listen. However, once John-Williams has the support of the majority of persons allowed to vote, the president could potentially use his voting bloc to dismiss any contrary opinion.

John-Williams has not set a date for the next board meeting yet.

At present, the TTFA has no functioning standing committees, although John-Williams is in his third year of office.

On Saturday 23 December 2017, the football president named members for the TTFA’s judicial committees, who were as follows:

Disciplinary: Newton George (chair), Auldrin Neptune (vice-chair), Sushilla Jadoonanan, John Jeffrey and Norris Ferguson (members).

Ethics: Cedric Neptune (chair), Cheryl Wallace (vice-chair), Dr Beverly Beckles (member).

Appeals: Michael Quamina (chair), Sandra Elcock-Stanisclaus (vice-chair).

Audit and Compliance: Rodney Smart (chair), Ann-Marie Abbott (vice-chair), Kit Kennedy (member).

“The standing committees were all ratified at the AGM of 23 December,” said Latapy-George. “However, they have not met in any form. They are active but not functional.

“[…] I can’t say why they have not met.”

Among other things, the non-functioning status of the judicial bodies means there is no disciplinary committee to which Women’s National Senior Team star Kennya “Yaya” Cordner can be referred to, after she refused to represent her country in a Concacaf fixture against the United States, earlier this month.

Although John-Williams admitted that the TTFA is essentially bankrupt and unable to pay its coaches or prepare its teams, he has never formally appointed a finance or marketing standing committee and appeared to have handled those functions himself.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 28, 2018, 12:58:24 AM
“You have no evidence!” John-Williams faces withering cross-examination in High Court.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams was the last person to enter the courtroom on the second floor of the Port of Spain’s Hall of Justice at roughly 10am on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

John-Williams was there for cross-examination, as the TTFA attempted to defend itself against a claim for the non-payment of stipends and match fees made by 22 National Futsal Team players and five technical staff members.

The football president sat, slouched, in the chair closest to the exit. He was dressed in a blue jeans, white shirt and a construction boots—an outfit more in keeping with his Home of Football construction site in Couva than the High Court.

Earlier in his tenure, John-Williams would have general secretary, Justin Latapy-George, and vice-president Joanne Salazar for company on such excursions.

However, Salazar quit her post as vice-president last month—a seismic occurrence that John-Williams controversially kept from his board for two weeks before she made it public herself. And Latapy-George, who revealed the deception to Wired868, was recently told by the president to look for another job when his contract expires next month.

So John-Williams was alone in court. A few feet away, Futsal Team head coach Clayton Morris, team manager Ronald Brereton, trainer Brent Elder and captain Jerwyn Balthazar sat together.

The TTFA president often makes a habit of avoiding questions from this website, so Wired868 took the opportunity to get him warmed him up for his stint on the witness stand.

“So tell me David, if—according to you, not the constitution eh—the TTFA board has eight members who can vote, can you explain how exactly you got nine votes [to appoint Women’s National Senior Team coach Shawn Cooper]?” asked Wired868.

“You know we got nine votes?” John-Williams responded.

“Well, that is what your press release and the TTFA website said; your press officer and general secretary said you wrote that release yourself,” said the Wired868 reporter, with a quizzical look.

“All I know is I have the emails and messages to back it up,” John-Williams replied, with a smirk.

“To back what up?” asked an increasingly confused Wired868 reporter.

“You write what you want to write,” said John-Williams, as he crossed his arms and beamed. “I know I have my documents as proof.”

It was a typical exchange with the football president. He neither confirmed nor denied anything; nor did show the supporting evidence he claimed to possess.

And, more to the point, John-Williams appeared to instinctively know he was right, no matter what anyone else said.

His apparent refusal to accept any opinion other than his own has, more often than not, led the TTFA to the courts. In John-Williams’ first year in office, the local football spent TT$1.2 million on legal fees—an astronomical rise from the $82,270 spent in the courtroom by his predecessor, Raymond Tim Kee, in his last annual statement.

And, if anything, the TTFA’s legal briefs have climbed even higher since.

In each case, the TTFA was defendant. And, after three years, John-Williams is yet to announce his first legal win.

Their defeats so far include cases brought by former refereeing head, Ramesh Ramdhan and ex-general secretary Sheldon Phillip while television rights company, Telemundo, also enjoyed joy in its early skirmishes with the football body.

Past and present technical directors Kendall Walkes and Anton Corneal, former men’s and women’s senior team coaches, Stephen Hart and Carolina Morace respectively, and current National Under-20 coach Russell Latapy have legal matters in the works too—along with numerous less illustrious service providers.

On Tuesday, it was the turn of National Futsal Team players Bevon Bass, Ricardo Bennett, Dwayne Calliste, Kevaughn Connell, Jamal Creighton, Ishmael Daniel, Cyrano Glen, Kevin Graham, Keston Guy, Colin Joseph, Kerry Joseph, Curtis Julien, Jamal Lewis, Jameel Neptune, Kareem Perry, Adrian Pirthysingh, Akeem Roach, Anthony Small, Conrad Smith, Ronald St Louis and Balthazar; and technical staff members Perry Martin, Sterlin O’Brian, Brereton, Elder and Morris.

Annand Misir and Jenelle Ganess represented the TTFA while the Futsal squad were represented by advocate attorney Keston McQuilkin and filing attorney Melissa Roberts-John.

Morris, the former Strike Squad captain and local football hero, alleged that, in early 2015, he agreed financial terms with Tim Kee for his technical staff and laid the framework for the selection of his playing squad.

Balthazar confirmed that in April 2016, on the basis of a supposed oral agreement between John-Williams, Morris and Brereton, the players were offered e a US$40 per diem and US$200 match fee for national service. The technical staff members were due a similar per diem.

John-Williams never paid though while, for the 2016 Concacaf tournament, the Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team received a per diem of US$10 (players) and US$20 (staff).

Aghast at the paltry sum, at least one player refused to touch the money at the tournament in Costa Rica.

Forced to turn to the High Court, the Futsal players’ claim was adjusted to include a training compensation sum of TT$50 per session.

It added up to TT$273,000 in unpaid stipends and US$896 (TT$6,040) in unpaid per diem to staff; and US$22,000 (TT$148,000) in unpaid match fees, US$6,130 (TT$41,320) in unpaid per diem and TT$27,450 in unpaid training compensation for players.

There was also the matter of the reimbursement of US$221 to Brereton and TT$5,822 to Morris, which were spent on team expenses.

It meant a total of just over TT$500,000 for a team that was active between March 2015 and April 2016. During that time, they won bronze medal at CFU level in Cuba but were also temporarily ejected from their rooms at a Costa Rica hotel due to non-payment by the local football body.

John-Williams’ defence was that, he alleged, the appointment of the National Futsal Team’s technical staff did not follow guidelines established by the constitution. He also denied any oral agreement with Morris and Brereton.

Further, John-Williams essentially claimed that everything related to the National Futsal Team—including Tim Kee’s creation of the interim futsal steering committee—was unconstitutional and had nothing to do with his administration, which took office nine months after the team was activated.

And, as such, he suggested that the football body did not owe anyone a cent.

“The proper procedure for the appointment and/or selection of players as outlined in articles 36 and 55 of the TTFA’s constitution was not followed and at no material time did the TTFA and/or its board of directors, elected and appointed on 29 November 2015, select players and/or technical staff,” stated John-Williams, in his witness statement. “Any committees established without the board of directors is contrary to the TTFA’s constitution and consequently any such appointments are null and void.

“The TTFA has never agreed to any per diem rates or match fees as alleged or at all […] and as a consequence, it does not owe any stipends as alleged or at all. Any payments made were ex gratia and without prejudice, in full and final settlement of any outstanding matters.”

Article 36(j): The Board of Directors: shall appoint the coaches for the representative teams and other technical staff.

Article 55: The Board of Directors may, if necessary, create ad-hoc committees for special duties and a limited period of time. The Board of Directors shall appoint a chairman, a deputy chairman and an appropriate number of members. The duties and functions are defined in special regulations drawn up by the Board of Directors. An ad-hoc committee shall report directly to the Board of Directors.

One potential snag for John-Williams, though, was that the constitution used for the TTFA’s defence only came into effect on 12 July 2015, as evidence by article 83 of the same document.

This was more than two years after Tim Kee appointed a Futsal interim steering committee; and five months after the National Futsal Team began preparations.

Article 83: This Constitution was adopted at the General Meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad on 12 July 2015 and will come into force immediately upon ratification. It supersedes any previous constitution of the TTFA.

McQuilkin, tall, slim and dark, welcomed John-Williams to the witness box to discuss the TTFA’s stance in relation to his clients. He looked to be in his early 40s at the worst and spoke in short bursts, always demanding frequent but limited participation from his witness.

It was like a cat toying with a mouse. Not that John-Williams had any intention of being anyone’s chew-toy, as he remained resolute behind his own narrative.

McQuilkin: Good morning, Mr John-Williams.

John-Williams: Good morning.

McQuilkin: The evidence we have in your statement, you’d agree with me, says that the selection of the Futsal interim steering committee, the selection of the technical staff and the selection or the appointment of the players to the National Futsal Team was inconsistent with the constitution.

John-Williams: Yes.

McQuilkin: And in particular you point to articles 36 and 55 of the constitution, with which I assume you are familiar?

John-Williams: Correct.

(Throughout his cross-examination, McQuilkin seemed to spend more time looking in the direction of the judge, Madame Justice Margaret Mohammed, or anywhere but at his witness. It felt like a slight).

McQuilkin: And you’re familiar, I assume, with article 83 of that constitution. And you would agree with me that article 83 effectively says that that constitution, which you have attached, has come in effect on the 12th of July 2015.

(The attorney paused. The silence might have only lasted for 30 seconds; but it seemed an eternity).

McQuilkin: You must accept, based on our evidence presented yesterday, that the appointment of the steering committee, the selection and hiring of the technical staff, the selection of the players to the National Futsal Team and the agreement to pay the technical staff and those players took place prior to the 12th of July 2015. You accept that?

John-Williams: No. I will not accept that. Because, ahmmm, you…

(There was brief crosstalk as John-Williams insisted on explaining himself while McQuiklin was equally adamant that he not be allowed to do so).

McQuilkin: No, you may not explain, because I am asking you a specific question. Isn’t it accurate, sir—from the evidence that we’ve presented—that the appointment of the technical staff, by your predecessor Mr Raymond Tim Kee, took place prior to the 12th of July 2015?

John-Williams: Under Raymond Tim Kee, yes.

McQuilkin: As well, as the selection of the interim steering committee by your predecessor Raymond Tim Kee, took place prior to the 12th of July 2015?

John-Williams: By the evidence you have presented, yes.

McQuilkin: As well as the screening process and the selection of those players to the National Futsal Team under your predecessor Mr Raymond Tim Kee; [that] took place prior to the 12th of July 2015. Not so?

John-Williams: That is correct. According to the evidence.

McQuilkin: As well as the agreement to pay those players took place before July 2015?

John-Williams: According to your evidence. I am not 100 percent sure that that is correct…

McQuilkin: We will get to that… Now as well, the agreement to pay the technical staff under your predecessor Mr Raymond Tim Kee took place prior to the 12th of July 2015. Not so?

John-Williams: According to your evidence presented.

McQuilkin: It is not accurate?

John-Williams: According to the evidence you presented, yes.

(John-Williams looked pleased with himself. As though his qualified ‘yes’ was a victory of sorts).

McQuilkin: Good. That is the evidence that you challenge. And you challenge it on the basis of a constitution that came into effect on the 12th of July 2015. Not so?

John-Williams: That is correct.

McQuilkin: Good. So would you accept from me that the natural corollary—since you have already accepted the dates based on our evidence—the natural corollary is that all of those decisions that I just took you through, are not governed by that constitution?

John-Williams: Yes. But the previous constitution was…

McQuilkin (interrupts): Wait, hold on…

John-Williams (continues anyway): … it was similar.

McQuilkin: No, no, no sir. No, no, no. You don’t get that opportunity. Not at all. Don’t say anything now about anything [being] similar; you have no evidence. You accept that you have no evidence; you have not pointed to any previous iteration of the constitution that outlaws those agreements. You accept that from me?

John-Williams: No!

(McQuilkin straightened up and stared into the distance. He looked like someone being forced to wait longer than expected for their order).

McQuilkin: Can you point us to a particular paragraph in your witness statement that you have provided as evidence to this court, which points out a previous iteration…

John-Williams: No, I can’t. No I can’t.

McQuilkin: So you accept from me it is not there?

John-Williams (lowers his voice): No, it is not there.

(McQuilkin served the court another pregnant pause).

McQuilkin: You accept from me as well that your evidence does not  point to any rule or procedure prior to the 12th of July 2015, that says Mr Raymond Tim Kee could not have entered into an agreement for the technical staff of the National Futsal Team?

John-Williams: According to my evidence, no.

McQuilkin: You accept as well that you have not pointed to any rule or procedure that says that Mr Raymond Tim Kee, prior to the 12th of July, could not have appointed on behalf of the TTFA, an interim steering committee for the selection of the National Futsal Team?

John-Williams: That’s correct. I will accept that.

McQuilkin: You must accept that your [statement] is also bereft of any evidence that says Mr Raymond Tim Kee could not have agreed to the salaries or stipends payable to the technical staff?

John-Williams: I did not bring that evidence. No.

McQuilkin: […] And you must accept as well that you have provided no evidence or any rule or procedure breached by Tim Kee, acting on behalf of the TTFA, for the process for the selection of the players for the national futsal team.

John-Williams: My evidence does not say that.

(Another pause).

McQuilkin: […] Do you also agree with me that you presented no evidence that denies there was an agreement between the TTFA and these claimants for the appointment of a technical staff of the national futsal team? […] Or [evidence] that denies that there was an agreement between the TTFA and the players and technical staff to pay a stipend to them.

John-Williams: No, I have not presented any evidence.

McQuilkin: You also have not presented any evidence that denies there was an agreement between the TTFA and these claimants to pay them a per diem of US$40 per day and a match fee of US$200 per day.

John-Williams: My evidence does not say that.

McQuilkin (pauses): Isn’t it accurate Mr John-Williams, that your national football coaches—national men’s team, women’s team, under-20—those coaches are paid?

John-Williams: It depends…

McQuilkin: I’m not talking about whether or not you all actually pay them eh…

John-Williams: I have to be very clear, because there are many instances from my own knowledge where coaches are seconded and sometimes not paid. So to make a general statement…

McQuilkin: Okay, is the national coach of the men’s football team paid?

John-Williams: Correct.

McQuilkin: Is the national coach of your women’s football team paid?
John-Williams: Correct.

McQuilkin: I know there was some issue as to whether or not he was paid but isn’t the coach of your national under-20 men’s team paid?

John-Williams: Correct.

McQuilkin: In fact, he is probably owed some salaries still…

Misir: That is not relevant to this case.

McQuilkin: Yes, it is.

(There was a brief verbal exchange before Justice Mohammed asked the two attorneys to address her and not each other).

Misir: Your honour, that statement is prejudicial to the witness and has no relevance or bearing on this matter and these claimants.

McQuilkin: My lady it does. This is a case about national coaches who’ve not been paid. It provides evidence of past conduct, consistent with what we’ve just said. I’m not asking your ladyship to determine at all whether the under-20 coach has been paid; that is not what I’m asking you to do.

Justice Mohammed: Alright. I will allow the question. Repeat the question.

McQuilkin: There is evidence in the public domain that the coach of the National Under-20 Team is owed money?

John-Williams: That’s correct.

McQuilkin: So these payments…

John-Williams (interrupts): … Let me add he is under contract.

McQuilkin: Of course, no problem…

John-Williams (interrupts again): He’s under contract.

McQuilkin: I’m not on that; I’m about to ask you another question. Those payments that have been made to your national coaches who you say have been paid includes all of the work that they do for the preparation of the respective national teams. Correct?

John-Williams: That is correct.

(McQuilkin listed, in detail, the various stages of creating the National Futsal Team from the screening of players to the selection of the squad, training, etc. He asked John-Williams to verify each step).

McQuilkin: So you agree with me, Mr John-Williams, that with relation to the National Futsal Team, you have not disputed at all in your evidence—you have not denied at all—that players for the National Futsal team were screened, were selected, engaged in training sessions, travelled to two tournaments… You have not denied that National Futsal staff oversaw the selection, screening and training for the national team. [And that] you provided absolutely no evidence that the technical staff of the National Futsal Team was paid for all of those things I just itemised for you.

John-Williams: That’s correct.

(McQuilkin went on to point out that—despite John-Williams’ claim that the Futsal team was an unlawful creation of his predecessor—there were cheques and other documents on the team’s behalf done by the current administration. He notes a request for funding, sent to Sport Company manager Anthony Creed, for the team’s travel to Cuba for the CFU qualifiers in January 2016).

McQuilkin: […] You will accept from me that the letter says and itemises a football travelling delegation to Cuba… You see a list of those names: Ronald Brereton, Clayton Morris, Brent Elder, Sterlin O’Brian, Brent Elder… All members of the technical staff, not so?

John-Williams: According to your evidence, yes.

McQuilkin: Sir, this is a document that was agreed by both parties.

John-Williams: No. Let me explain.

McQuilkin (interrupts): No sir…

John-Williams (refuses to concede): … No. I need to explain!

McQuilkin (interrupts again): No, no…

John-Williams (raises his voice): I need to explain!

Justice Mohammed: Mr John-Williams! You are to answer the questions posed by counsel!

John-Williams (lowers his voice): Okay, sure.

McQuilkin: This is a document that was agreed to by both parties, a document that [both parties] admitted to its authenticity.

John-Williams: Okay.

McQuilkin: And it is a document which is written and signed by your general secretary, identifying these particular persons as those who are travelling to Cuba as a national futsal delegation.

John-Williams: That is correct.

McQuilkin: Good. (Pause) Is it correct that the TTFA, under your stewardship, would have paid for travel expenses for the National Futsal Team?

John-Williams: Through the Ministry, yes.

McQuilkin: You would have facilitated it. You did not object to it being paid. Is that not accurate?

John-Williams: We didn’t have a choice.

McQuilkin: Did you object to it being paid?

John-Williams: We didn’t have a choice. If we didn’t send the National Futsal Team to the tournament, we could have been fined and banned. The National Futsal Team was registered in the tournament prior to our administration coming into being…

(McQuilkin sat down, held his chin and stared blankly into an empty area of the courtroom—as though in an exaggeration show of patience—during John-Williams’ speech. As soon as the football president was through, the attorney appeared the dismiss the entire monologue).

McQuilkin: Did you object to it?

John-Williams: No, we didn’t.

McQuilkin: Good.

(The attorney went on to itemise things John-Williams’ administration did for the supposedly illegitimate team, from uniforms, refreshments and travel insurance to plane tickets. The John-Williams-led TTFA also sent Morris and Brereton to the Concacaf draw for the Futsal tournament while press officer Shaun Fuentes was flown to Costa Rica to report on the team’s performances there. It was the TTFA that sent the list of players and technical staff members to Concacaf prior to their final tournament in April 2016; and John-Williams himself signed on one cheque for the squad).

McQuilkin: Did you give us any evidence of your objection to the continued training and participation of the National Futsal Team for that tournament in April and May?

John-Williams: Well, we were left without a choice…

McQuilkin (interrupts): Did you provide us with any evidence?

John-Williams: No.

McQuilkin: Good. (Pause). Is there any evidence, sir, that you paid your technical staff for their participation in that tournament, based on what was agreed by the TTFA?

John-Williams: The cheque that was written indicated what we paid them for, which was a per diem, as part of their agreement to participate in the tournament.

McQuilkin: Good. So that was a per diem. And the specific answer now for my question: is it consistent to what was agreed between them and the TTFA?

John-Williams: I can’t answer that question because our administration did not have a specific agreement. I mean if you, ahmm…

McQuilkin (interrupts): So you can’t answer that question?

John-Williams: I can’t answer that question.

McQuilkin: Okay. You provided any evidence that you paid your technical staff a monthly stipend for their attendance at those two tournaments?

John-Williams: No.

McQuilkin: And the evidence we went over already is that you pay your national coaches and technical staff for their attendance at tournaments. Not so?

John-Williams: If there was a contract, yes.

McQuilkin (gazes at an unoccupied section of the courtroom again): Your evidence is that you pay your national coaches and technical staff for their attendance at tournaments. Not so?

John-Williams: Yes. If they have a contract.

McQuilkin: There was no rider… There would have had to be another agreement. There was none.

(Silence).

McQuilkin: You have not denied that the National Futsal Team, on national duty for this country, [were] put out of their hotel in Costa Rica.

John-Williams: I have not denied that. They were not put out; they were in the lobby…

McQuilkin (interrupts): You have also not denied that the manager, Mr Brereton, had to take from his personal expenses to pay for the continued accommodation of the National Futsal team on national duty for this country. You have not denied that?

John-Williams: I did not give evidence to that effect.

McQuilkin: Instead what you have done is come to this court to give evidence and rely on a constitution that does not even cover the period that we are describing, in an attempt not to pay these persons who performed national service.

John-Williams (after a brief pause): I relied on the constitution that existed.

(McQuilkin paused again)

McQuilkin: You would accept, Mr John-Williams, you provided no evidence at all of any objection by you on the grounds of constitutionality or illegality to the participation of the National Futsal Team in the CFU tournament or the Concacaf tournament. [You] never objected on the grounds of constitutionality or illegality to the technical staff of the National Futsal Team.

John-Williams: No, I didn’t provide that evidence.

McQuilkin: […] My lady, I have no further questions for this witness.

(Misir gets on his feet. He spoke so softly that his voice only carried to the back of the courtroom in snatches. But he did not speak for long).

Misir: You were elected president in November of 2015?

John-Williams: Yes. November 29, 2015.

Misir: When did you first [inaudible].

(Whatever Misir said drew a sharp and prompt rebuke by the judge).

Justice Mohammed: The question does not arise.

(Misir appeared to mumble an apology before trying a different line).

Misir: Is there any record that…

Justice Mohammed: Don’t try that!

Misir: Alright.

The TTFA’s attorney sat down and John-Williams was invited to leave the witness box.

At the back of the courtroom, the football president assured Wired868 that he was confident in the football body’s paperwork for the case. And then, as Justice Mohammed agreed on 12 and 16 November deadlines for the final submission of documents before a 13 December decision, the football president shuffled out of the door.

On 24 November, John-Williams must face the music in a different era, as he confronts a vote of no-confidence at the TTFA’s AGM. But, when that time comes, the burly administrator would be the one holding the gavel.

And, although Look Loy’s barely contained contempt is no cakewalk, at least John-Williams will not have the deal with the McQuilkin’s meticulous and diminishing sniping.

Apr-22

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 28, 2018, 02:35:31 PM
“You have no evidence!” John-Williams faces withering cross-examination in High Court.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


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McQuilkin (pauses): Isn’t it accurate Mr John-Williams, that your national football coaches—national men’s team, women’s team, under-20—those coaches are paid?

John-Williams: It depends…

McQuilkin: I’m not talking about whether or not you all actually pay them eh…


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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 28, 2018, 10:09:44 PM
“You have no evidence!” John-Williams faces withering cross-examination in High Court.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


...

McQuilkin (pauses): Isn’t it accurate Mr John-Williams, that your national football coaches—national men’s team, women’s team, under-20—those coaches are paid?

John-Williams: It depends…

McQuilkin: I’m not talking about whether or not you all actually pay them eh…


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Flex, I swear at times I thought I was reading a parody of DJW written by Sam
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: pull stones on October 28, 2018, 10:32:52 PM
When is the next ttfa election for pesident? I hope it’s soon.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: ZANDOLIE on October 29, 2018, 10:20:05 AM
When is the next ttfa election for pesident? I hope it’s soon.
I hope so too. His tenure has been abysmal. However look at the progression of TTFA chiefs...Jack Warner, Camps, Tim Kee, and Williams. With arguably the exception of Tim Kee, none of these people has served with distinction, to put it mildly. I'm not well versed in corporate governance, but it seems the TTFA needs to strengthen its internal controls, and improve transparency by strengthening disclosure requirements. Without beefing up its governance, what is to prevent any new leader from conducting business in the same self-serving, destructive manner as Williams, Camps, or Jack?



Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: dcs on November 01, 2018, 05:15:43 AM

Brutal.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on November 01, 2018, 08:32:39 AM
Misir: When did you first [inaudible].

(Whatever Misir said drew a sharp and prompt rebuke by the judge).

Justice Mohammed: The question does not arise.

(Misir appeared to mumble an apology before trying a different line).

Misir: Is there any record that…

Justice Mohammed: Don’t try that!

Misir: Alright.

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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on November 02, 2018, 08:07:45 PM
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At this stage in TnT we want our next football President to be a man/woman who has a history and already relationships within the private sector. Someone who is professional, someone who is business oriented, someone with a long term vision of success and will implant the necessary elements in our football instructor to develop and seek talent from the grassroots level, Like I said before someone who is "professional" so no issues with having players and coaches paid on time. Someone who will hold himself/herself accountable and hold the men and women beneath him accountable. Someone who will use his private sector experience to help bring forth sponsorship support for national and youth football programs. Someone who is UP TO DATE with TODAY's aspect marketing TT football, which means he will understand the value of social media, television, internet, mainstream radio to intensify momentum behind the national team for future games.

Someone who knows their NO DAMN coach in Trinidad right now that can take our national men and women team out of the deep hole we have thrown ourselves in recent years therefore we need a capable proven foreign coach with his team and he needs to be given full support without any negative interference from the old boys local coaches club or from the TTFA administration. Someone who will have a young local coach eager to learn as an assistant under this foreign coach therefore , once again like I said someone with long term vision will understand this

In the end we do not need someone who has football experience per say, he never had to be a coach or football player.
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Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: lefty on November 03, 2018, 07:29:27 AM
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At this stage in TnT we want our next football President to be a man/woman who has a history and already relationships within the private sector. Someone who is professional, someone who is business oriented, someone with a long term vision of success and will implant the necessary elements in our football instructor to develop and seek talent from the grassroots level, Like I said before someone who is "professional" so no issues with having players and coaches paid on time. Someone who will hold himself/herself accountable and hold the men and women beneath him accountable. Someone who will use his private sector experience to help bring forth sponsorship support for national and youth football programs. Someone who is UP TO DATE with TODAY's aspect marketing TT football, which means he will understand the value of social media, television, internet, mainstream radio to intensify momentum behind the national team for future games.

Someone who knows their NO DAMN coach in Trinidad right now that can take our national men and women team out of the deep hole we have thrown ourselves in recent years therefore we need a capable proven foreign coach with his team and he needs to be given full support without any negative interference from the old boys local coaches club or from the TTFA administration. Someone who will have a young local coach eager to learn as an assistant under this foreign coach therefore , once again like I said someone with long term vision will understand this

In the end we do not need someone who has football experience per say, he never had to be a coach or football player.
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agree to an extent, but I will put mih head on block and say dat angus eve may have developed well with an extended run in the national system, there are maybe just a couple others,but trinidad football as a whole remains slow, technically inept and tactically dunce
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 26, 2018, 02:46:36 AM
Life under DJW: reviewing TTFA president’s campaign promises and how teams fared during his term.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


On 30 November 2015, W Connection owner David John-Williams was elected for a four year term as Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president after two rounds of voting at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.

In tomorrow’s AGM, on 24 November 2018, John-Williams must convince football stakeholders that he deserves the right to see out his tenure, as he faces a no confidence motion by board member and Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president Keith Look Loy.

So what happened in between?

Roughly a week before the 2015 election, John-Williams unveiled a glossy 38 page manifesto, which he claimed would be “the framework and road map for Trinidad and Tobago football under my instruction—and you can hold me to it.”

So how did he do?

John-Williams’ manifesto made five pledges:

    To improve the image of the TTFA by enhancing its credibility through transparency;
    To lead TTFA through the stages in transforming it into a new TTFA—hence redefining its vision, mission, core values and outlining its operating principles;
    To incorporate leading football nationals in assisting local bodies with the creation of a football council;
    To conduct the activities of the TTFA at all levels in a manner that is consistent with the highest ethical and moral standards of Trinidad and Tobago football and the world at large;
    To foster a professional approach to football in Trinidad and Tobago.

To date, there is no football council in operation. Whether he succeeded in any of his other four promises is another matter.

His promises for local football included: a 12-team Pro League with promotion and relegation with the Super League; a 10-team professional women’s league; a Tobago team in WOLF competition and/or the proposed women’s pro league, qualified coaches in all football academies and schools; funding for all TTFA members; attachment courses at European and South American clubs for Pro League and TTSL goalkeeper coaches; and the inclusion of all stakeholders “from grassroots up” in kit negotiations.

Regarding the business of football, John-Williams vowed: to source six gold, 30 silver and 20 bronze corporate sponsors for TTFA; lobby for NLCB funding; snag local and foreign television rights deal for international friendlies; and a season ticket holder programme.

The national teams were promised: a clear policy for national team selection; random drug testing; a local men’s team in year-round training; a year-round national U-13 programme with two training sessions per week and minimum of six local and one overseas friendly international per year; a year-round U-15 programme with three training sessions per week and minimum of four local and three overseas friendly internationals per year; a year-round U-17 programme with minimum of three local four international friendlies per year; a year-round combined U-20 and U-23 programme with one training session per week and B international games in every FIFA match window; a feasibility study for a pension plan; insurance for players; a national football hall of fame; an assistance programme to retrain from national players based on need; and national leagues and youth development structure for Futsal and Beach Soccer.

John-Williams listed his “priority projects” as: Tobago football (male and female), players’ welfare and benefits, home for football, Futsal and Beach Soccer, the business of football, player passport, and the TTFA’s image and reputation.

He promised Tobago that they would have: their players are properly scouted for potential national duty; a Tobago team in the Pro League; and a guarantee that they would host a minimum of two international games per year, two Pro League knock out semifinals and one cup final per year, the TTFA FA Trophy every four years, and referees, coaches and administrative courses.

The TTFA president did deliver the season ticket holder programme, a NLCB deal for two youth teams and, in highly contentious circumstances, the home of football. But there is little sign of much of the other promises.

“I want to tell Trinidad and Tobago they are getting a president who will set an example and will do anything for football that is legal to improve the game,” John-Williams told Wired868, after his electoral success on 30 November 2015. “If I have to pick up paper, I will do that. You won’t find a jacket and tie president here, if you understand what I mean.

“I will work hard for the game to bring the pride back to Trinidad and Tobago at all levels… We need to be 50 and above to really market the Trinidad and Tobago brand (and) get greater television revenues.”

Trinidad and Tobago were ranked 54th in the world at the time. At present, the Soca Warriors are 93rd.

The Warriors were quarterfinalists in two Concacaf Gold Cup tournaments under John-Williams’ predecessor, Raymond Tim Kee. Since then, T&T twice failed to qualify for the competition at all—although they are assured of an automatic berth at the 2019 Gold Cup due to a change in the format.

Here is how the TTFA’s other national teams fared, directly before and during DJW’s tenure:

(Men’s Under-20 Team)

Before DJW: Caribbean champions and fourth in six-team 2014 Concacaf group behind eventual runner-up Panama, USA and Guatemala;

With DJW: Finished fourth in Caribbean and third in 2016 Concacaf group below Costa Rica and El Salvador; In new 2018 format without qualifying series, T&T finished fourth—below Suriname and Puerto Rico—in Concacaf group;

(Men’s Under-17 Team)

Before DJW: Third in Caribbean tournament and bottom of six team 2015 Concacaf group;

With DJW: Failed to advance past 2016 Caribbean group stage despite playing at home;

(Men’s Under-15 Team)

Before DJW: Did not participate in 2013 Concacaf competition;

With DJW: Finished bottom of 2017 Concacaf bracket after scoring once and conceding 21 goals in four matches—including 8-1 loss to Jamaica;

(Women’s Senior Team)

Before DJW: Caribbean champions and losing 2014 Concacaf semifinalists, ranked 48th in the world—after being inactive for final year of Tim Kee’s term;

With DJW: Caribbean runner-up and defeated in group stage of 2018 Concacaf competition; ranked 52nd in the world;

(Women’s Under-20 Team)

Before DJW: Second in CFU and fourth in 2014 Concacaf competition—led Costa Rica 3-1 in semifinal but eventually lose in extra time;

With DJW: Finish bottom of 2015 Concacaf group stage (albeit just days after he took office); finished bottom of 2018 Concacaf group stage, despite home advantage;

(Women’s Under-17 Team)

Before DJW: 2013 Caribbean champions and eliminated in Concacaf group stage;

With DJW: Eliminated in 2016 Caribbean semifinal round; eliminated in 2018 Caribbean group stage;

(Women’s Under-15)

Before DJW: Finished third in 2014 Concacaf tournament;

With DJW: Finished second from bottom in 2016 Concacaf tournament and suffered record 22-0 loss to USA; forfeit 2018 Concacaf tournament after TTFA fail to secure visas in time.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 09, 2018, 07:17:10 PM
Vote went in favour of DJW.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on December 09, 2018, 07:36:29 PM
Vote went in favour of DJW.

Not surprising
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 09, 2018, 07:58:21 PM
Well,  Contro, ffsback. Allyuh think allyuh can convince them knuckleheads to think otherwise?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on December 09, 2018, 08:02:57 PM
They voted for him to finish his tenure?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 09, 2018, 08:12:36 PM
They voted for him to finish his tenure?

Essentially. It was a confidence/no confidence vote.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on December 09, 2018, 08:41:58 PM
They voted for him to finish his tenure?

Essentially. It was a confidence/no confidence vote.

This is all a sham.  Even if they had a majority no confidence vote, they weren’t going to remove him anyway.

Sadly. Just like. The country....or more to the point, mirroring the country....T&T football gone thru

There is no saving it. No chance of redemption.   It is what it is.

I do admire those people trying to make a positive change....but all of their efforts are futile. It’s too late. And we’re all complicit.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: FF on December 09, 2018, 09:52:10 PM
Ah hear they didn't even vote. The motion was removed and replaced with a vote for censure?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 11, 2018, 01:41:41 AM
John-Williams remains as no-confidence motion squashed.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


‘Democracy at work’

TT FOOTBALL Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams left the VIP Room at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo unscathed and full of confidence as a motion for his dismissal failed to materialise during an adjourned AGM, on Sunday.

The meeting was scheduled for the membership to address the remaining items on the agenda, which could not be attended to in the first sitting held two weeks prior. It has been adjourned yet again for January to address the passing of the budget and a constitutional amendment, which could allow for a vote to remove a sitting president by a simple majority.

“Democracy at work, that’s all I have to say...This is the second time they’ve tried to do it (execute a no-confidence vote) and the people have spoken,” John-Williams said in an interview with Newsday yesterday.

John-Williams, admitting to not being a “media person”, said he quietly goes about his business and was pleased to have the support of the majority of his membership.

The TTFA head has been heavily criticsed by certain excutive members for not being transparent with the multi-million dollar Home of Football project in Couva.

Asked if he was expecting the motion to pass or fail, John-Williams responded: “I make no comment on that matter. In politics – and this is politics really – you never know.” He said he did not wish to discuss the motion further, except to say: “I will continue to do my best for T&T football.” The motion to dismiss the president was tabled by FC Santa Rosa president and member of the board of directors, Keith Look Loy, in September.

Instead of the no-confidence vote, John-Williams reportedly faced a less consequential motion of censure instead, which gave members an opportunity to voice their disapproval of the president’s handling of particular matters.

Meanwhile, the matter of the constitutional amendment, which was tabled by the TT Football Referees Association (TTFRA), was removed from the agenda and moved to the next adjourned meeting.

The TTFA constitution currently requires a three-quarter majority vote by secret ballot for the dismissal of a sitting president or any other member. The TTFRA is proposing to allow a vote of 50 per cent plus one member to allow for the removal of a member.

According to John-Williams, “In any democracy, it’s a recipe for disaster, because every Monday morning you could be putting a president in place. If the quorum for the AGM is 26, and let’s say the quorum attends the meeting, it only takes 14 members to remove the president.”

RELATED NEWS

John-Williams survives no confidence motion, with some help from the floor.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams survived another testing AGM today, without even having to face a tabled no confidence motion at the Hasely Crawford Stadium’s VIP Room in Port of Spain.

At the reconvened AGM, there were two motions on the agenda that directly affected the security of the football president. The first was an amendment to lower the threshold to remove a sitting president from 75 per cent to 51 percent; and the second was a no confidence motion.

In the end, John-Williams was shielded from both motions by the floor. North East Stars official Michael Awai asked that the constitutional amendment, which was tabled by the Northern Football Association (NFA), be removed from the agenda and dealt with on an unspecified date in January instead.

And Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer got in the way of the no confidence motion too with a counter-motion of censure instead, which essentially meant another warning for John-Williams while allowing him to remain in charge of the local football body.

Full motion from Downer:
 
“Whereas at the General Meeting of 13 June 2018, a motion was passed that the President be complimented on his valiant efforts to improve the state of football in the country, with a special reference to the creation of the Home of Football, and that in the same motion, the President was censured for not properly communicating with the Board, as he should do in all matters, according to the Constitution; and seeing that at present, the President should be again complimented on his continuing efforts as fore-mentioned.
 
“But, because of his continuing inadequate non-communication on all matters concerning these football projects, that the President be strongly reminded of the previous decision of censure and be made aware that any indication of such non-communication on the part of the President in the future will be treated as serious enough to engender a fulsome motion of no-confidence in the President.”

Democracy at Work.
TTFA Media.


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams left the VIP Room at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo unscathed and full of confidence as a motion for his dismissal failed to materialise during an adjourned AGM, on Sunday.

In a Newsday article, it stated, the meeting was scheduled for the membership to address the remaining items on the agenda, which could not be attended to in the first sitting held two weeks prior. It has been adjourned yet again for January to address the passing of the budget and a constitutional amendment, which could allow for a vote to remove a sitting president by a simple majority.

“Democracy at work, that’s all I have to say…This is the second time they’ve tried to do it (execute a no-confidence vote) and the people have spoken,” John-Williams said in an interview with Newsday yesterday.
John-Williams  said he quietly goes about his business and was pleased to have the support of the majority of his membership.

The TTFA head has been heavily criticsed by certain excutive members for not being transparent with the multi-million dollar Home of Football project in Couva.

Asked if he was expecting the motion to pass or fail, John-Williams responded: “I make no comment on that matter. In politics – and this is politics really – you never know.” He said he did not wish to discuss the motion further, except to say: “I will continue to do my best for TT football.” The motion to dismiss the president was tabled by FC Santa Rosa president and member of the board of directors, Keith Look Loy, in September.

Instead of the no-confidence vote, John-Williams reportedly faced a less consequential motion of censure instead, which gave members an opportunity to voice their disapproval of the president’s handling of particular matters.

Meanwhile, the matter of the constitutional amendment, which was tabled by the TT Football Referees Association (TTFRA), was removed from the agenda and moved to the next adjourned meeting.

The TTFA constitution currently requires a three-quarter majority vote by secret ballot for the dismissal of a sitting president or any other member. The TTFRA is proposing to allow a vote of 50 per cent plus one member to allow for the removal of a member.

According to John-Williams, “In any democracy, it’s a recipe for disaster, because every Monday morning you could be putting a president in place. If the quorum for the AGM is 26, and let’s say the quorum attends the meeting, it only takes 14 members to remove the president.”

SPORT: TTFA President Survives Removal Attempt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihSm9sThoF4)

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 18, 2018, 09:27:28 PM
Quote
“When [John-Williams] jumped out and boasted that he can ‘proudly say’ his players are playing for US$300,” said the second player, “we were so angry about that…”

The first player swore that, due to John-Williams’ behaviour, he is now unwilling to ever play for US$300 or even US$500 again.

“All the time the standard price was US$1,000 under [former TTFA president Raymond] Tim Kee and just so he want to change it and still he is not paying us,” said the first players. “And for him to go on tv and boast about paying us that; I will never come to play for that again!

https://wired868.com/2018/12/18/soca-warriors-vow-to-boycott-wales-match-due-to-unkept-djw-promises-still-unpaid-for-usa-win-in-october-2017/

I knew it wouldn't take long for the skin to be peeled in public on the $300 surrounding the players' match fees.

Welcome to 2019!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 18, 2018, 11:27:46 PM
The words "per diem" or "travel allowance" or "daily allowance" must not exist at the TTFA.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on December 20, 2018, 12:57:35 PM
Players not getting paid from since 2017?

Can’t be true.  We were assured that the players would be paid

We just need to give the man a chance

Right?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Cocorite on December 20, 2018, 02:52:28 PM
Players not getting paid from since 2017?

Can’t be true.  We were assured that the players would be paid

We just need to give the man a chance

Right?

Massa mentality, bro.

Some people will put up with anything and make excuses for their oppressor, oui.

I just doh have de energy, nah.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 20, 2018, 05:50:08 PM
Strike and end the charade...

If the players want a better admin, they can have one, if they stand their ground, and I mean all players.. so TTFA can’t call any players up for national duty
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 20, 2018, 05:53:34 PM
The words "per diem" or "travel allowance" or "daily allowance" must not exist at the TTFA.

It exists... this is not a matter of incompetence

In enslavement the house negroes sold out, the dictator falls in that class, he sold out our nation and it’s fans and footballers.. some players maybe even benefitted from that for a time but you don’t do business with a sell out snake..

The dictator and people like him are not shy when coming to corruption and bribery ...

Like I said he sabotaged our wc chances and Hart bc he was instructed to...

So it’s sabotage
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 20, 2018, 09:14:41 PM
bc he was instructed to...

by whom?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 21, 2018, 04:55:44 AM
TTFA VP ‘not aware’ of men’s woe$.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


VICE-PRESIDENT of the TT Football Association (TTFA) Ewing Davis says he was unaware of the crisis involving the men's footballers who have threatened to strike owing to unpaid match fees for over a year.

Newsday contacted Davis yesterday after repeated attempts to solicit a response from TTFA president David John-Williams came up short.

John-Williams did not answer calls to his cellphone yesterday. Newsday emailed him several questions pertaining to the matters of unpaid players' fees, the association's current financial standing and the burden of its numerous lawsuits being faced. He responded shortly after saying, "I am out of the country."

Davis, the only VP following the resignation of Joanne Salazar in September, told Newsday, "I am not aware, so I cannot respond to that."

Davis did address the impact of the last week's High Court ruling, which saw the TTFA ordered to immediately pay staff and players attached to the 2016 national men's futsal team the sum of $475,743 for unpaid match fees, salaries and per diems for their services at the CONCACAF Futsal Championships in 2016.

"Lots of things that are coming to us are things that happened with Raymond Tim Kee. Mr Tim Kee made promises to people and did not deliver. However, David is in office and if this is football, then fine, but I cannot say that this could have been avoided. I don't think Raymond had spoken to us about the commitments he had to anybody."

Justice Margaret Mohammed noted though that the verbal agreement between the futsal team and Tim Kee was binding, with coach Clayton Morris also indicating the team had correspondence from CONCACAF and other documents which completely legitimatised them.

Davis also suggested the TTFA's ability to maintain its various national teams was dependent on its potential to generate income, adding that the financial strains on the association could see it dismantle all but two national football teams.

"From where we are, we are doing everything possible to generate income, all things being equal. If that materialises, we may be in a better position to promote football the way we would like. However, FIFA says (at a minimum) only two national teams that you must have, and if we can only have two then we might have to revert to that. I can't say that yet," Davis said.

He was also asked to comment on the other lawsuits dogging the TTFA, including that of former TTFA general secretary Sheldon Phillips.

"As far as I remember, Raymond Tim Kee fired Sheldon Phillips," Davis said.

"When we entered office, there was no Sheldon Phillips. I'm not too clear how that becomes our issue. I don't know. But I assume going into office, that whatever comes across to you...we just have to treat with it as it progresses and let's hope that good sense prevails."

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on December 21, 2018, 12:18:22 PM
I doh think Macgyver or Hunt and the IMF could help we, besides everybody busy with they own all 4’s, reneading from Trump
Maybe, just maybe we go hah to leh Gary sort out this too oui
Wha it is ‘one shot ah babash, one kill ah brain cell’ ?  ;D
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 21, 2018, 04:28:29 PM
"Lots of things that are coming to us are things that happened with Raymond Tim Kee. Mr Tim Kee made promises to people and did not deliver. "

Quite true, but he inherited a huge  mess left by you buddy Jack. Your other buddy DJW, promised he could do a better job, but he falling way short.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tallman on December 21, 2018, 06:52:49 PM
"Lots of things that are coming to us are things that happened with Raymond Tim Kee. Mr Tim Kee made promises to people and did not deliver. "

Quite true, but he inherited a huge  mess left by you buddy Jack. Your other buddy DJW, promised he could do a better job, but he falling way short.

Every elected administration has to deal with the good and bad of the previous administration. What's new?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Tiresais on December 22, 2018, 09:25:20 AM
"Lots of things that are coming to us are things that happened with Raymond Tim Kee. Mr Tim Kee made promises to people and did not deliver. "

Quite true, but he inherited a huge  mess left by you buddy Jack. Your other buddy DJW, promised he could do a better job, but he falling way short.

Every elected administration has to deal with the good and bad of the previous administration. What's new?


Exactly, I don't know why these amateurs can't understand the nature of running a "company" rather than their own two-bit dictatorship/enterprise. This is what's wrong with their mentality - it's all about them, who tehy promised to pay, how they get their dollar, not that they are running a company that existed before them and has obligations and debts.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 24, 2018, 08:36:54 AM
More questions for TTFA boss.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


Members shocked as ex-TTSL official at FIFA workshop

PRESIDENT of the TT Football Association (TTFA) David John-Williams is being asked by TTFA board members to explain if he played a role in someone with no official connection to the association attending a two-day FIFA Forward workshop in Barbados last week – without the knowledge of the general secretary and membership.

Newsday has been informed that former TT Super League general secretary Camara David posted an image to his Instagram account which appeared to show him and John-Williams alongside high ranking officials from the regional FIFA member associations at the FIFA Forward workshop.

Look Loy sent John-Williams an email requesting information on TTFA’s representation at the FIFA Forward workshop.

“...I am also advised by the TTFA General Secretary (Justin Latapy-George) that he never received an invitation from FIFA on behalf of TTFA, and that he did not attend. Camara David is neither an employee nor an appointed representative of TTFA and I wonder how he could have attended while the GS was officially unaware of the event,” Look Loy wrote.

Look Loy’s concerns were echoed by Central Football Association (CFA) representative Clynt Taylor in his subsequent email to John-Williams. “I am also endorsing this call for an inquiry to allow for transparency and clarity I’ll be seeking a full endorsement from the CFA Board in this matter.”

Newsday asked John-Williams, via email, if David represented the TTFA at the workshop.

John-Williams responded saying, “Noted. I reserve any response. I will advise though that you do proper research on the information provided to you before publishing your story.”

The FIFA Forward workshop is targeted to regional member association presidents, general secretaries, development officers and finance directors as it deals with funds provided by FIFA for the development of member associations. FIFA recently announced an upgrade to its Forward programme, which meant member associations would receive boost of funding from US$5 million to US$6 million at the start of 2019.

Although Latapy-George’s contract expired on November 30, Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association vice-president Osmond Downer moved a motion at the recent AGM “that the AGM expressed satisfaction with the works of the general secretary during his tenure and exhort the president to take his into account in considering the renewal of the contract of the general secretary.” The motion was agreed to unanimously.

Latapy-George continues to serve as general secretary on a daily basis, although there are questions surrounding the relationship between himself and John-Williams.

In September, Latapy-George informed board members that he was instructed by John-Williams to hide former TTFA vice-president Joanne Salazar’s resignation from them. That matter stirred further controversy within the association as Salazar was presumed by some members to have been included in a vote to appoint Shawn Cooper as head coach for the women’s national team.

Look Loy is demanding answers about TTFA's representation at the FIFA workshop and believes John-Williams should go if David attended under the umbrella of the TTFA.

“Is this correct? Is this acceptable? Is this not further disrespect for the highest body in TTFA? The president has gone completely off the tracks and is operating like he owns the TTFA,” Look Loy said.

John-Williams’ leadership of the organisation continues to invoke questions over a lack of accountability to the board, most notably his refusal to share documentation related to the nearly complete Home of Football project. More recently, he was accused for reneging on his promise to pay national men’s team footballers their per diems and match fees which remain outstanding for over a year.

Newsday emailed John-Williams, while he was in Barbados, seeking his reaction to statements made by national team defender Sheldon Bateau who said there will be a player boycott if the funds are not paid in full.

“I am out of the country,” he responded.

Look Loy said he has raised the issue with CONCACAF.

Attempts to reach the Super League official to ascertain his role and function at the seminar were unsuccessful as incoming calls to his cellphone were restricted.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 24, 2018, 01:22:56 PM
(https://newsday.co.tt/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2923426.jpg)
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 24, 2018, 02:11:14 PM
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“Look Loy is passionate but he is not a strategist”; Wired868 reviews the TTFA AGM, as DJW prevails again.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).

...

... sources noted that former TTSL general secretary Camara David has been a regular presence around the football president; and was an observer at the AGM.


I guess so.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 24, 2018, 02:17:23 PM
"If people only knew the truth about the state of TT football and the TTFA I can almost guarantee you that their perception will change drastically. Unfortunately the media publishes what they want and not necessarily the truth."

https://twitter.com/Kenson90/status/1067121480654299136

Quote attributed to Camara David, November 26, 2018

Original post modified to include the source of the comments.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 24, 2018, 03:07:45 PM
"If people only knew the truth about the state of TT football and the TTFA I can almost guarantee you that their perception will change drastically. Unfortunately the media publishes what they want and not necessarily the truth."

Quote attributed to Camara David, November 26, 2018

Tell us something that we don't know already, Camara!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 24, 2018, 10:18:04 PM
"If people only knew the truth about the state of TT football and the TTFA I can almost guarantee you that their perception will change drastically. Unfortunately the media publishes what they want and not necessarily the truth."

Quote attributed to Camara David, November 26, 2018

Tell us something that we don't know already, Camara!

Yuh sure yuh reading or interpreting his comment accurately?

And, why should there be mystery for most (including many within the TTFA's hierarchy and among the TTFA's direct stakeholders) yet apparently insightful transparency for Camara David? There is more in this mortar than the supposed Trumpian pestle of the media spouting fake news (aka untruths). It reads like the "I belong, I am privy" propaganda of a youthful inductee to the Order of the Dark Arts.

It seems easy enough to guide us away from the alleged misrepresentations of the media and into the light, ent? Attempt to specify what we are missing, maybe?
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Controversial on December 24, 2018, 10:48:02 PM
bc he was instructed to...

by whom?

TT is controlled... we are not an economic power, nor is any Caribbean state, it’s decided who qualifies for the wc, this could be reversed if our football admins chose the high road, none have, Tim kee at least gave Hart control, however funding was the issue then and should never be..

However, that was short lived, the minute TT starting becoming a force under Hart, that had to stop, its political, has nothing to do with talent, it’s all political power, money, gambling etc determines who goes to the wc... Hart would have led the team to the dance but that was stopped, deliberately ....

The US loss, was down to a number of factors, all political....

We haven’t had a president who cares about our football or the nation... so they will sell out without hesitation

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on December 25, 2018, 11:03:49 AM
"If people only knew the truth about the state of TT football and the TTFA I can almost guarantee you that their perception will change drastically. Unfortunately the media publishes what they want and not necessarily the truth."

Quote attributed to Camara David, November 26, 2018

Tell us something that we don't know already, Camara!

Yuh sure yuh reading or interpreting his comment accurately?

And, why should there be mystery for most (including many within the TTFA's hierarchy and among the TTFA's direct stakeholders) yet apparently insightful transparency for Camara David? There is more in this mortar than the supposed Trumpian pestle of the media spouting fake news (aka untruths). It reads like the "I belong, I am privy" propaganda of a youthful inductee to the Order of the Dark Arts.

It seems easy enough to guide us away from the alleged misrepresentations of the media and into the light, ent? Attempt to specify what we are missing, maybe?
Point is.. whatever we missing and whatever is the truth..the football is mismanaged. Players at all levels, not want to play, and even if they do, not being successful. Irregardless of whatever is reported, the responsibility of the TTFA and mandate is not to build a football stadium, but to promote, encourage, develop and maintain football in the country. If one regular member of the National team not happy, then something might be wrong. If teams, staff and board complaining, then the administration have failed, and that is the only standing fact, no other words from media or ppl will change that truth.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 26, 2018, 08:00:11 AM
asylum, I had no intentions of sticking pins and needles into Camara. But the statement saying if people knew the TRUTH about TT football, etc, etc.   Are you for real. From JW, Tim Kee, to DJW ...... what is there that we don't know already,  will change our perception of football in TT.  If he knows something that would change our perpection, then lay it out on the table. Don't leave us in suspense.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 26, 2018, 10:46:16 AM
Also no intention of sticking him with any piercing objects other than the truth. However, having transformed himself into a public figure, he is accountable for his pronouncements.

Since highlighting his comment, I see that Lasana has asked questions of him.

What was the aim of his comment, if not to engage the public?

Will say this doh, "skillful" fella to have transitioned from Look Loy's right hand man to DJW's right hand man.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 26, 2018, 11:34:00 AM
Will say this doh, "skillful" fella to have transitioned from Look Loy's right hand man to DJW's right hand man.

That says it right there. He is in DJW pocket. What the frig does he and DJW know that will change our perception and be on their side. I personally eh buying anything coming out of the mouth of DJW and his associates. That is how I feel.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on December 27, 2018, 03:21:06 AM
You don’t even have to buy,the count Jackula was ole school ‘ticket or leave it’.
Tha fella not giving choice, he and his ppl dun take yuh money and doh wha they want. New school horror, Alien cross with Predator. Technology without conscience. Ah lil bite was joke, besides Jackie carry allyuh W C. Presidator might carry we back to the Savannah.  :devil: ;D
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 02, 2019, 08:00:40 AM
President’s New Year Message.
TTFA Media.


"The TTFA would like to use this opportunity to extend our gratitude to you for your commitment, patience and support towards building, developing and promoting football in 2018. We now look forward to a fruitful and exciting 2019 year for Trinidad and Tobago Football.

"The TTFA will celebrate its 111th anniversary this year and looks ahead to the highly anticipated opening of the Home of Football and the Sports and Entertainment Centre projects. Both projects were made possible through FIFA’s Forward Programme and the support of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago who provided the all-important lands to facilitate these projects."

See the Full Message Here (http://ttfootball.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/TTFAMessage.pdf)

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 04, 2019, 06:00:26 AM
John-Williams: Big plans for 2019.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


No mention of women’s programmes.

PRESIDENT of the TT Football Association (TTFA) David John-Williams says football fans have “a lot more football to look forward to” this year. Among the list of 2019 highlights to expect are the opening of the Home of Football, a “host of top class international friendlies” for the men’s national team and the start of the Concacaf Nations League.

John-Williams, via TTFA’s media department, issued his New Year’s Day message in which he shared an optimistic view for football this year. He also acknowledged players, coaches and other stakeholders in local football for their “efforts, patience and understanding.”

He said, “The TTFA would like to use this opportunity to extend our gratitude to you for your commitment, patience and support towards building, developing and promoting football in 2018. We now look forward to a fruitful and exciting 2019 year for T&T football.

“The TTFA will celebrate its 111th anniversary this year and looks ahead to the highly anticipated opening of the Home of Football and the Sports and Entertainment Centre projects. Both projects were made possible through FIFA’s Forward programme and the support of the Government of T&T who provided the all-important lands to facilitate these projects.”

John-Williams also listed international friendlies lined up for the men’s national team in preparation for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup in July. Among those friendlies for the men’s team is a meeting with Wales scheduled for March 20 in Wrexham. He also noted T&T’s challenge of the inaugural Concacaf Nations League in September, the start of qualification for Qatar 2022, and the NLCB Elite youth teams who have a number of friendly and competitive matches throughout 2019.

John-Williams did not indicate any plans for the national women’s team who endured a turbulent year of football in 2018 with controversy in the selection of a coach and the team’s insufficient preparation and lack of resources ahead of the Concacaf Women’s Championship.

“Together we can shape the future of our football and leave a legacy for the next generations.

We met and overcame many obstacles in 2018 and together we will continue to surmount them in the years ahead. We have no doubt made progress an an organization, demonstrating resilience that can only augur well for us going forward as we endeavour to create a self-sustainable TT Football Association.

“We would once again like to acknowledge the efforts, patience and understanding of all out stakeholders from the players, coaches, match officials, administrators, referees, office staff, member associations, official partners as well as our most loyal fans,” John-Williams concluded.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Deeks on January 04, 2019, 03:33:48 PM
Is this guy for real?!!!
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: palos on January 04, 2019, 03:44:26 PM
DJW giving Comical Ali a run fuh he money
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: soccerman on January 04, 2019, 07:14:29 PM
Must be an election year. All of a sudden is a letter acknowledging fans, planning to host top class friendlies and of course opening the highly anticipated home of football.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on January 17, 2019, 07:17:36 PM
Just as Theresa May's survival of a no-confidence vote in no way means that f**kery is not afoot on Downing Street, DJW's continued existence in office is not an endorsement of success in Couva.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on February 17, 2019, 01:34:50 AM
DJW calls TTFA board meeting; Lawrence, U-17 team and general secretary head talking points.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) board will hold its first meeting of 2019 on Wednesday 20 February and it could set the tone for controversial president David John-Williams’ final nine months in office.

John-Williams has held on to his own job—after a motion to remove him by FC Santa Rosa was thwarted at the AGM, two months ago—but now the posts of Men’s National Senior Team head coach Dennis Lawrence and general secretary Justin Latapy-George are at stake.

Lawrence’s two year contract expired on 31 January while Latapy-George’s term ended last November. Thus far, John-Williams has suggested he wants to keep his head coach but ditch his general secretary with former Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) administrator Camara David already lined up for the latter office.

Last week, Wired868 revealed exclusively that David’s name was already placed on the FIFA website as the TTFA’s general secretary, although it was since removed.

Remarkably, the TTFA president is trying to get the board to renew Lawrence’s contract without even revealing what terms were offered to the the former 2006 World Cup star in the first place.

There is neither a TTFA technical committee nor a technical director in place to help evaluate Lawrence’s stint either, as the former body is one of 15 standing committees left non-functional under the current administration while Anton Corneal is yet to return to work.

Corneal, who returned to the post in August 2017, walked off the job in January after going unpaid for six months. Since then, John-Williams has authorised three months’ payment for the technical director but Corneal continues to insist that the TTFA meet all of its financial obligations to him.

Lawrence has had a mixed spell at the helm of the Soca Warriors. Trinidad and Tobago lost six of their eight matches in the Concacaf Hex under the six foot seven coach while the team slipped from 80th to 93rd in the FIFA rankings.

Overall, the Warriors won five, drew four and lost 11 matches under Lawrence with 18 goals scored and 27 conceded. However, he can point to a seismic 2-1 home win over the United States—which eliminated the North American giants from the Russia 2018 World Cup—as well as an encouraging 2-0 friendly win over the United Arab Emirates last September.

At home, Trinidad and Tobago have three wins (USA, Panama and Barbados), two draws (Grenada and Guyana) and four defeats (Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras and Panama) with 10 goals scored and as many conceded.

The board must decide whether that record is good enough to keep Lawrence at the helm for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, or consider a new head coach.

In the case of the general secretary portfolio, a constitutional crisis appears to be looming with the president insisting that the board is obliged to appoint whoever he selects for the job, although Elton Prescott SC and Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer—both framers of the TTFA constitution—disagreed.

Another pressing issue is the state of the Men’s National Under-17 Team, which remains inactive with less than two months to go before the start of their Peru 2019 World Youth Cup qualifying series.

John-Williams has neither confirmed nor denied rumours that the Under-17 boys can be sacrificed so that the Under-15 Team—led by W Connection head coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier—can take their place for ‘tournament experience’.

Although John-Williams is yet to reveal an agenda for next week’s meeting, board member and TTSL Keith Look Loy requested that all of the aforementioned topics be put on the table along the status of the TTFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee and Home of Football and Income Generation Project.

Wednesday’s conclave, which comes a month after it was constitutionally due, will also see a debut appearance by Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago (VFFOTT) president Selby Browne, whose body was awarded a board position at the AGM.

Bizarrely, the TTFA’s general membership—and, in particular, the Pro League clubs—voted against a seat at the board for the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), although the SSFL easily has the most teams, biggest attendances and longest history of all the TTFA’s members and proved to be the only body capable of securing a million dollar sponsorship deal.

Browne’s inclusion brings the TTFA board up to 13 members. They are:

John-Williams (president), Ewing Davis (vice-president), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Joseph Taylor (TTFRA), Sharon Warrick (Women’s League Football), Julia Baptiste (TT Pro League), Collin Partap (Central Football Association), Look Loy (TTSL), Bandele Kamau (Eastern FA), Raeshawn Mars (Northern FA), Sherwyn Dyer (Eastern Counties Football Union) and Browne (VFFOTT).

John-Williams has always enjoyed the unstinting support of Davis, Quan Chan, Moore and Dyer, which accounts for five votes. But he has generally not had his way with Look Loy, Partap, Taylor, Warrick and any of the NFA’s representatives.

If those 10 members remain consistent, the swing votes would come from Baptiste, Kamau and Browne. Should John-Williams convince two from that trio to see things his way, he will get the coach and general secretary he wants—even, possibly, without revealing their terms of references.

Despite the obvious decline of Trinidad and Tobago’s football, both on and off the field, there is no questioning the strength of John-Williams’ canvassing, as he continues to emerge largely unscathed from meetings with the board and general membership.

Next Wednesday evening at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva might be one of his more challenging meetings yet with high stakes again for the local game.


Editor’s Note: The TTFA board meeting was moved from Tuesday 19 February to Wednesday 20 February. That change was reflected in our story from 12 February.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: ffisback on February 18, 2019, 01:00:02 PM
DJW calls TTFA board meeting; Lawrence, U-17 team and general secretary head talking points.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) board will hold its first meeting of 2019 on Wednesday 20 February and it could set the tone for controversial president David John-Williams’ final nine months in office.

John-Williams has held on to his own job—after a motion to remove him by FC Santa Rosa was thwarted at the AGM, two months ago—but now the posts of Men’s National Senior Team head coach Dennis Lawrence and general secretary Justin Latapy-George are at stake.

Lawrence’s two year contract expired on 31 January while Latapy-George’s term ended last November. Thus far, John-Williams has suggested he wants to keep his head coach but ditch his general secretary with former Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) administrator Camara David already lined up for the latter office.

Last week, Wired868 revealed exclusively that David’s name was already placed on the FIFA website as the TTFA’s general secretary, although it was since removed.

Remarkably, the TTFA president is trying to get the board to renew Lawrence’s contract without even revealing what terms were offered to the the former 2006 World Cup star in the first place.

There is neither a TTFA technical committee nor a technical director in place to help evaluate Lawrence’s stint either, as the former body is one of 15 standing committees left non-functional under the current administration while Anton Corneal is yet to return to work.

Corneal, who returned to the post in August 2017, walked off the job in January after going unpaid for six months. Since then, John-Williams has authorised three months’ payment for the technical director but Corneal continues to insist that the TTFA meet all of its financial obligations to him.

Lawrence has had a mixed spell at the helm of the Soca Warriors. Trinidad and Tobago lost six of their eight matches in the Concacaf Hex under the six foot seven coach while the team slipped from 80th to 93rd in the FIFA rankings.

Overall, the Warriors won five, drew four and lost 11 matches under Lawrence with 18 goals scored and 27 conceded. However, he can point to a seismic 2-1 home win over the United States—which eliminated the North American giants from the Russia 2018 World Cup—as well as an encouraging 2-0 friendly win over the United Arab Emirates last September.

At home, Trinidad and Tobago have three wins (USA, Panama and Barbados), two draws (Grenada and Guyana) and four defeats (Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras and Panama) with 10 goals scored and as many conceded.

The board must decide whether that record is good enough to keep Lawrence at the helm for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, or consider a new head coach.

In the case of the general secretary portfolio, a constitutional crisis appears to be looming with the president insisting that the board is obliged to appoint whoever he selects for the job, although Elton Prescott SC and Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer—both framers of the TTFA constitution—disagreed.

Another pressing issue is the state of the Men’s National Under-17 Team, which remains inactive with less than two months to go before the start of their Peru 2019 World Youth Cup qualifying series.

John-Williams has neither confirmed nor denied rumours that the Under-17 boys can be sacrificed so that the Under-15 Team—led by W Connection head coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier—can take their place for ‘tournament experience’.

Although John-Williams is yet to reveal an agenda for next week’s meeting, board member and TTSL Keith Look Loy requested that all of the aforementioned topics be put on the table along the status of the TTFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee and Home of Football and Income Generation Project.

Wednesday’s conclave, which comes a month after it was constitutionally due, will also see a debut appearance by Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago (VFFOTT) president Selby Browne, whose body was awarded a board position at the AGM.

Bizarrely, the TTFA’s general membership—and, in particular, the Pro League clubs—voted against a seat at the board for the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), although the SSFL easily has the most teams, biggest attendances and longest history of all the TTFA’s members and proved to be the only body capable of securing a million dollar sponsorship deal.

Browne’s inclusion brings the TTFA board up to 13 members. They are:

John-Williams (president), Ewing Davis (vice-president), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Joseph Taylor (TTFRA), Sharon Warrick (Women’s League Football), Julia Baptiste (TT Pro League), Collin Partap (Central Football Association), Look Loy (TTSL), Bandele Kamau (Eastern FA), Raeshawn Mars (Northern FA), Sherwyn Dyer (Eastern Counties Football Union) and Browne (VFFOTT).

John-Williams has always enjoyed the unstinting support of Davis, Quan Chan, Moore and Dyer, which accounts for five votes. But he has generally not had his way with Look Loy, Partap, Taylor, Warrick and any of the NFA’s representatives.

If those 10 members remain consistent, the swing votes would come from Baptiste, Kamau and Browne. Should John-Williams convince two from that trio to see things his way, he will get the coach and general secretary he wants—even, possibly, without revealing their terms of references.

Despite the obvious decline of Trinidad and Tobago’s football, both on and off the field, there is no questioning the strength of John-Williams’ canvassing, as he continues to emerge largely unscathed from meetings with the board and general membership.

Next Wednesday evening at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva might be one of his more challenging meetings yet with high stakes again for the local game.


Editor’s Note: The TTFA board meeting was moved from Tuesday 19 February to Wednesday 20 February. That change was reflected in our story from 12 February.


They need to stop DJW from giving DL another contract I understand a record like that if DL was using a lot of young players giving them games to get experience but using the same old players from last campaign and getting results like that is unacceptable.
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on March 20, 2019, 12:28:58 AM
Salaries will be paid- John-Williams.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


"Staff mem­bers of the T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion will be paid, and so too the mem­bers of the na­tion­al foot­ball team cur­rent­ly set to take on Wales in an in­ter­na­tion­al friend­ly to­day," pres­i­dent of the T&TFA David John-Williams has said.

His com­ment comes amidst a re­port that the foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion's ac­count was frozen re­cent­ly by a court or­der af­ter John-Williams failed to ho­n­our a rul­ing by the High Court in No­vem­ber of last year, to paid mem­bers of the Na­tion­al Fut­sal team monies owed for salaries, per diem, match fees and mis­cel­la­neous oth­er ex­pens­es that amount­ed to $475,743 plus le­gal fees of $69,200.82.

The mat­ter now lies square­ly in the hands of TTFA at­tor­ney An­nand Misir, as he goes full speed ahead with an ap­peal of the de­ci­sion.

John-Williams main­tained he and his as­so­ci­a­tion have had ab­solute­ly noth­ing to do with the agree­ment made be­tween the fut­sal coach Clay­ton Mor­ris and then TTFA pres­i­dent Ray­mond Tim Kee.

Yes­ter­day Guardian Me­dia Sports re­ceived a copy of the tran­script from the court which showed Mor­ris ad­mit­ting he was cho­sen by Tim Kee as part of a steer­ing com­mit­tee back in 2013 to pre­pare a na­tion­al team for the first time. The ap­point­ments were strict­ly ver­bal and did not have doc­u­men­ta­tion to show the John-Williams-led ad­min­is­tra­tion when they as­sumed of­fice back in No­vem­ber of 2015.

How­ev­er, Jus­tice Mar­garet Mo­hammed ap­peared to have ho­n­oured the agree­ment be­tween the par­ties and was par­tic­u­lar­ly an­noyed when the em­bat­tled foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent in­struct­ed his at­tor­ney to ap­peal the de­ci­sion, though he had ini­tial­ly asked for 28 days to make the pay­ment.

Jus­tice Mo­hammed's de­ci­sion to or­der the TTFA's bank- First Cit­i­zens to freeze its ac­count, was made last month. The bank was giv­en a date of April 4 to ap­pear in court with a state­ment of the TTFA's ac­count.

John-Williams in a re­lease yes­ter­day said his as­so­ci­a­tion just does not have the funds to pay the debt.

" Un­for­tu­nate­ly the fund­ing is just not there at this time to ser­vice these debts, but we at the TTFA con­tin­ue to sol­dier on, hence the rea­son for em­pha­sis on com­plet­ing the Ho­tel and the Home of Foot­ball which will be a ma­jor in­come gen­er­a­tion project not just for foot­ball but will change the face of sport in Trinidad and To­ba­go."

He not­ed the TTFA has been in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion be­fore, par­tic­u­lar­ly when Graph­ic Ad­ver­tis­ing was suc­cess­ful in get­ting their ac­count frozen two years ago. Ac­cord­ing to the TTFA state­ment "Doc­u­ments on the ac­tion tak­en by per­sons who have ap­proached the court to have in­struc­tions is­sued to freeze the bank ac­counts of the TTFA last Fri­day was re­ceived on Mon­day, March 18th 2019. We at the TTFA have in­her­it­ed a debt of over 30 mil­lion dol­lars in­curred by the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tions and con­tin­ue the up­hill task of ad­dress­ing that fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion, while al­so ad­dress­ing the on­go­ing op­er­at­ing re­quire­ments of the As­so­ci­a­tion."

It added "The facts are that while these are not debts cre­at­ed by the David John Williams Ad­min­is­tra­tion, they re­main the debt of the TTFA. We are very mind­ful of those whose sole agen­da is to de­stroy T&T Foot­ball by their ac­tions, but un­der no cir­cum­stances shall they de­rive such a re­sult."

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Relieved Warriors get match fee hike from TTFA, look forward to Wales clash.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


The Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team players can keep their attentions firmly on the task at hand in Wrexham this Wednesday, after they were assured of a pay hike for their international friendly against Wales.

The Soca Warriors had their fees cut from US$1,000 per match for much of this millennium to just US$300 by TTFA president David John-Williams in November 2017. The low fee, coupled with late payments, prompted players to threaten a boycott of Wednesday’s friendly in Wales, which could feature Real Madrid star and four-time European Champions League winner Gareth Bale.

However, even before head coach Dennis Lawrence selected his final 22-man squad for the marquee affair for the twin island republic, John-Williams was able to hammer out a truce. The new arrangement, according to one player who spoke on condition of anonymity, is a pay structure of US$1,000 for the starting team, US$700 for players who come off the bench and US$500 for unused substitutes.

“The guys are relieved and are just hoping to get a time for the money to be paid, as nothing has been confirmed yet,” the anonymous Warriors player told Wired868. “I’m looking forward to the game. For me, it’s one of those opportunities that don’t come often; so I’m ready to rumble with one of the world’s best players.”

The national players received no assurances that the offered match fee for Wednesday’s affair would remain in place for future friendlies while a pay structure still has not been confirmed for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, which kicks off in June.

For now, the players are focused on the immediate task. They train today at Everton’s Finch Farm training facilities after an agreement between Lawrence—a former Everton assistant coach—and the Premier Division team’s club secretary, David Harrison.

The anonymous player said they have no illusions about the magnitude of the task. Wales are 19th in the world and playing at home with their entire squad in mid-season while the Warriors are ranked 93rd by FIFA and have just four players—Willis Plaza (Churchill Brothers, India), Khaleem Hyland (Al Faisaly FC, Saudi Arabia), Daneil Cyrus and Lester Peltier (both Al Orobah, Saudi Arabia)—who are at the same stage in their seasons.

But the Warriors are in good spirits and will work as a team.

“It’s not going to be easy but I’m sure the guys are looking forward to the game as much as I am,” said the Warriors player. “[…] It’s going to be a big challenge seeing that a lot of us are out of season or recently started but I have no doubts about what we’re capable of doing as a team.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on March 23, 2019, 12:03:35 AM
DJW: They want to destroy the TTFA! Defiant President responds to frozen bank account with dubious ‘facts’
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams broke his silence this evening on legal action taken by the National Futsal Team with defiance and a twisted version of events that led to the football body’s bank account being frozen by the courts.

The TTFA’s First Citizen Bank account was garnisheed yesterday after the organisation failed to honour a court order to pay TT$475,743 plus interest at three per cent per annum to 15 Futsal players and five technical staff members for unpaid salaries, match fees, per diems and expenses as well as TT$69,200.82 for the claimant’s legal costs.

The Futsal players and staff were represented in the High Court by Keston McQuilkin and Melissa Keisha Roberts-John while Annand Misir and Janelle Ganness appeared for the TTFA.

John-Williams, in a press statement, claimed that the Futsal court case was part of a debt inherited from the previous administration.

“We at the TTFA have inherited a debt of over 30 million dollars incurred by the previous administrations,” stated John-Williams, “and continue the uphill task of addressing that financial situation, while also addressing the ongoing operating requirements of the Association.

“The facts are that while these are not debts created by the David John Williams Administration, they remain the debt of the TTFA.”

In truth, John-Williams’ statement was not factual at all and flew in the face of the High Court judgment delivered by Justice Margaret Y Mohammed. Justice Mohammed declared, last December, that the deceptive behaviour of the John-Williams-led football body was a key factor in her ruling.

“In my opinion it was disingenuous for the [John-Williams-led TTFA] to adopt the position it took with respect to the payment of the monthly stipends, per diem and match fees to the [Futsal] technical staff and the players respectively,” stated Justice Mohammed, “since based on the [TTFA’s] conduct, it actively led the [Futsal Team] to believe that nothing had changed and that the [TTFA] would have honoured the oral agreement made by Mr Tim Kee on behalf of the [TTFA].

“[…] In cross-examination, Mr John-Williams’ evidence on this issue was entirely discredited.”

John-Williams said the TTFA could not pay off its creditors and suggested that the controversial Home of Football project was the answer to the problems without offering any details as to how the almost completed facility—itself already mired in court action—would help the football body to address its debts in the short term.

“This matter at hand has to be dealt with in the same manner as other matters of a similar nature that we have dealt with over the past three year period,” stated John-Williams, who also owes an array of former coaches and staff including Stephen Hart, Russell Latapy, Anton Corneal and Sheldon Phillips. “Unfortunately the funding is just not there at this time to service these debts, but we at the TTFA continue to soldier on.

“Hence the reason for emphasis on completing the Hotel and the Home of Football, which will be a major income generation project not just for football but will change the face of sport in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Despite claiming to be unable to meet his financial obligations, John-Williams went on to apparently slam the very creditors whose patience and sympathy he must rely on to keep the football body afloat.

“We are very mindful of those whose sole agenda is to destroy Trinidad and Tobago football by their actions,” said the TTFA president, “but under no circumstances shall they derive such a result.

“The TTFA has [sought] to embrace all persons and resources who we have determined willing to rebuild football in Trinidad and Tobago, and will continue the work necessary to achieve success with the administration of football in Trinidad and Tobago.”

The 15 Futsal players who succeeded in the legal action against the TTFA were: captain Jerwyn Balthazar, Kevin Graham, Adrian Pirthysingh, Colin Joseph, Kerry Joseph, Jameel Neptune, Ishmael Daniel, Anthony Small, Kevaughn Connell, Keston Guy, Kareem Perry, Jamel Lewis, Noel Williams, Bevon Bass and Cyrano Glen—whose elder brother Cornell Glen was one of 13 Soca Warriors who successfully sued the TTFA in the landmark ‘2006 World Cup bonus dispute’.

The technical staff members were: Clayton Morris (head coach), Ronald Brereton (manager), Sterling O’Brian (assistant coach), Perry Martin (goalkeeper coach) and Brent Elder (trainer).

Morris, the captain of the iconic 1989 Strike Squad team, said the Futsal team were forced to take action after being continually disrespected by John-Williams.

“I’ve played football all my life and it leaves a bitter taste to have to take the governing body to court, just to demand respect,” said Morris, “for people who gave up family time and so much of their lives to do something positive for their country.

“These are players who sacrificed four days a week, three hours a day to prepare. Sometimes while they are training, their children are at the sidelines doing homework. [Guy] had a newborn baby and sometimes the mother would be there breastfeeding at 10 in the night while we trained.

“And for them to turn around and disrespect us in that way…”

(Full statement by TTFA president David John-Williams)

Documents on the action taken by persons who have approached the court to have instructions issued to freeze the bank accounts of the TTFA last Friday was received on Monday March 18th 2019 by the TTFA

We at the TTFA have inherited a debt of over 30 million dollars incurred by the previous administrations and continue the uphill task of addressing that financial situation, while also addressing the ongoing operating requirements of the Association.

The facts are that while these are not debts created by the David John Williams Administration, they remain the debt of the TTFA.

This matter at hand has to be dealt with in the same manner as other matters of a similar nature that we have dealt with over the past three year period.

Unfortunately the funding is just not there at this time to service these debts, but we at the TTFA continue to soldier on, hence the reason for emphasis on completing the Hotel and the Home of Football which will be a major income generation project not just for football but will change the face of sport in Trinidad and Tobago.

We are very mindful of those whose sole agenda is to destroy Trinidad and Tobago Football by their actions, but under no circumstances shall they derive such a result.

The TTFA has sort [sic] to embrace all persons and resources who we have determined willing to rebuild football in Trinidad and Tobago, and will continue the work necessary to achieve success with the administration of football in Trinidad and Tobago.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on March 25, 2019, 12:29:24 AM
TTFA president John-Williams speaks out.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Pres­i­dent of the T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion David John-Williams said up­on his elec­tion in­to of­fice he of­fered cur­rent Pres­i­dent of the Su­per League – Kei­th Look Loy, – the op­por­tu­ni­ty to serve as part of his ex­ec­u­tive when he won the TTFA elec­tions in No­vem­ber 2015,” I called Kei­th Look Loy, and asked him to be part of my ex­ec­u­tive very ear­ly on and he told me no, and that if he was of­fered a chance to work in the kitchen for the TTFA, he would not ac­cept.”

John-Williams made the state­ment dur­ing an in­ter­view on i95.5FM on Sat­ur­day night while speak­ing An­dre E Bap­tiste on his Is­ports pro­gramme, about the state of foot­ball in the coun­try and ad­dress­ing con­cerns dur­ing his three and a half year term so far.

He said, "When we came in­to pow­er, we in­her­it­ed over $21 mil­lion TT in debt, which we found af­ter the au­dit­ed ac­counts were fi­nal­ly done for pri­or years to our ap­point­ment, and as we speak we have since done au­dit­ed ac­counts for 2016 and 2017 both com­plet­ed and now un­der­tak­ing 2018,”

He said, "Just last week, we re­ceived an­oth­er claim for work done pri­or to be­ing elect­ed to of­fice and again I nor the Board had no pri­or in­for­ma­tion. There's al­so an­oth­er claim we are deal­ing with for over $15 mil­lion which was signed off by a pre­vi­ous pres­i­dent of the Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion. There are a lot of fires that we are hav­ing to out be­fore we even start.”

“How­ev­er, I am not about giv­ing up, we have a task ahead to put T&T Foot­ball back in or­der in terms of fi­nances, that is why the Home of Foot­ball is ex­treme­ly im­por­tant in that re­gard, as a rev­enue earn­ing cen­tre and we ex­pect to open this fa­cil­i­ty by the end of May," ex­plained John-Willaims.

John-Williams al­so re­spond­ed to a judg­ment won by Look Loy re­lat­ed to the – Home of Foot­ball say­ing, “We will en­sure that the judg­ment that was hand­ed down will be ful­filled and the stat­ed in­for­ma­tion passed on to Kei­th Look Loy, we are not cer­tain, why this mat­ter reached all the way to the courts, be­cause a lot of what was asked for, we have re­vealed in our meet­ings last year with a doc­u­ment on the home of foot­ball list­ing all the mat­ters, but we have no prob­lem with show­ing the re­quired in­for­ma­tion, as we are very con­fi­dent in all our process­es.”

With ref­er­ence to the freez­ing of the TTFA Bank Ac­count fol­low­ing a rul­ing of the Courts, John-Williams said, "This again was in­curred pri­or to our ap­point­ment and if one looks at the in­for­ma­tion, there is no doc­u­men­ta­tion, a lot of the in­for­ma­tion is word of mouth, in terms of con­tracts and com­mit­ments, but we have ap­pealed that and it will be heard on April 4th.”

John-Williams, the for­mer own­er of lo­cal pro club W Con­nec­tion, stat­ed, that 95% of the cas­es brought against the TTFA at present are re­lat­ed to mat­ters pri­or to 2016, and in a lot of cas­es, we just did not have the mon­ey, or could not find records or fig­ures to sub­stan­ti­ate the claims, and we have to en­sure that all doc­u­men­ta­tion is in place, so we have to be vig­i­lant in this re­gard.”

With all that, the TTFA has faced and with re­gards, all the blame placed on his, John-Williams ex­pressed cau­tion about whether he would seek an­oth­er term in of­fice when his first term ends in No­vem­ber. He said, "I have not made up my mind as yet, let us wait and see. I have a job to do and I al­ways com­plete any task that I am giv­en and I love foot­ball.”

“Look­ing ahead to the Gold Cup in June, we have some oth­er warm-up match­es com­ing up and that will as­sist Den­nis and the team, it was a good fight­ing per­for­mance against Wales giv­en all that is go­ing on, but I be­lieve like the rest of the Board that Den­nis is the man to lead us in foot­ball, that is why we agreed to re­new his con­tract, there were per­sons that want­ed cer­tain in­for­ma­tion to be made pub­lic but Den­nis came and gave his strong thoughts and fair opin­ion and all was set­tled in that re­gard. Mem­bers of the pub­lic are call­ing on the TTFA to stage match­es in here, but we have no mon­ey for that. , We trav­el abroad be­cause our ex­pens­es are picked up by the host­ing coun­try. That's the main rea­son we play out­side of T&T.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on April 06, 2019, 07:35:16 AM
‘I’m doing my job’
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


TTFA boss defends Futsal appeal, $4m spent

TTFA (TT Football Association) president David John-Williams has defending the appeal filed by the local governing body in the High Court, over the matter involving the national futsal team.

On December 13 2018, the team was awarded $475,743 plus interest at three per cent per annum, along with legal costs, in a High Court ruling. The team sued the TTFA for unpaid salaries, stipends and match fees for their participation at the 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship in Costa Rica.

The TTFA filed an appeal in the matter but the High Court, in mid-March, issued the TTFA a garnishee order.

And, on Thursday, the court gave consent to the Futsal team’s legal team (Keston McQuilkin and Melissa Roberts-John) to receive over $270,000 from the TTFA’s six frozen accounts at First Citizens.

Speaking to the media at the Home of Football project at Balmain, Couva yesterday, John-Williams said, “Any matter is subject to an appeal. I think it’s important that the media does some investigating into the case. The TTFA has done what it’s supposed to do in this matter.

“The Futsal players have done what they think is best, whether it affects T&T football or not. At the end of the day, we’ll see where it ends.”

John-Williams said upon taking office in December 2015, the TTFA has been dealing with countless lawsuits stemming from the previous administration, which has placed the local body in further debt.

“Since I took up office, from day one, it was a blow. We had a players’ strike within five days. We had to pay (TT Under-17 women’s coach) Even Pellerud or else face elimination from World Cup qualifying. We’ve had a series of stuff, a series of court judgements. There were players (and) coaches with outstanding salaries. A lot of things are going to come out in the public domain.”

He continued, “Under my tenure as president, it has seemed very controversial (but) I beg to differ. But the old people say when they’re criticising you is when you’re doing something good. At the end of the day, you’ll see who’s telling the truth.

“People tend to be critical but they’re not seeing the positive things. It’s just that this president doesn’t talk because it’s not my business to beat my chest. I’m doing my job to the best of my ability.”

Yesterday, TT futsal team manager Ronald Brereton was reported as saying that the TTFA did not release funds to the team from a US$600,000 subvention received from FIFA.

John-Williams said, “The money that we get from FIFA is for specific projects. There is no secret that we spent $4 million over the last five months, but you must ask the question, 'What it was spent on?' It was spent (on) a specific purpose. If people want to make mischief with it, so be it. At the end of the day, we’ll see what (are) the facts.”

The TTFA president revealed, “Our FIFA Forward money that we got for 2019, our first payment, FIFA deducted US$100,000, for (over) $300,000 that the Association has owed FIFA since 2010.”

Office staff of the TTFA were not paid last month, and John-Williams said, “This is the first time that the staff hasn’t been paid and we’ve communicated that to them. They understand what the situation is.

“We have to apologise for that. It’s an unplanned situation. It’s something that this administration has no control over, but we’re addressing it.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on April 07, 2019, 05:31:42 AM
TTFA saddled with lawsuits, debts.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


John-Williams admits Latapy owed millions

TT FOOTBALL Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams acknowledged on Friday that the local governing body is saddled with mounting lawsuits and is struggling to make outstanding payments.

John-Williams was speaking to the media at the Home of Football project in Balmain, Couva.

Former T&T playmaker, captain and coach Russell Latapy, who complained over his poor treatment, and lack of payment, by the TTFA, was appointed Barbados coach last month.

“His contract came to an end and he set himself off to greener pastures,” John-Williams said. “The (TTFA) owes Latapy millions of dollars, prior to (my) incarnation as president.”

John-Williams also commented on the current matter involving the TTFA and board member Keith Look Loy. Look Loy, the TT Super League president, got an order from the High Court, in mid-March, to receive all financial information related to the local governing body.

The Super League president admitted, on March 27, he was not pleased with the documents presented to himself and his legal team (attorneys Matthew Gayle, Dr Emir Crowne and Crystal Paul), and is considering the option of contempt of court proceedings against John-Williams and his general secretary Camara David.

John-Williams said, “He’s not satisfied. We’ve complied with the court order and that’s it. The TTFA has nothing to hide. We’re even willing to open up our books to the media.”

John-Williams acknowledged the TTFA’s financial struggles have resulted in the national men’s team playing friendly matches away since April 2018.

“The reality of the situation is that we can’t play at home because we’ll have to fund those games and we don’t have the money to do that,” he said. “Very soon the Home of Football is going to be up and running, and we will be able to host international games without draining the Association’s treasury.” Jamaica will host a pair of matches in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

According to John-Williams, “CONCACAF has saw it fit to host matches in Jamaica. I’m happy (for Jamaica). Jamaica is an hour away from the US. I guess all those things are under consideration. I think it’s an honour for (CONCACAF) to host games in Jamaica and T&T will soon be there.”

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on April 08, 2019, 12:19:29 AM
TTFA president promises to tell all.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


David John-Williams, the T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (TTFA) pres­i­dent, is promis­ing star­tling rev­e­la­tions fol­low­ing an or­der of the court, for his as­so­ci­a­tion to pay play­ers from the na­tion­al fut­sal team monies that are owed to them for salaries, per diem and oth­er costs.

A re­cent me­dia re­port re­vealed that more than $200,000 from the TTFA's bank ac­count, which rep­re­sent­ed just a por­tion of the to­tal amount from late last year to re­cent­ly, was tak­en out to pay the fut­sal play­ers. The play­ers are owed $475,743 plus in­ter­est at three per cent per an­num, while the play­ers' At­tor­neys are to be paid a fur­ther $69,200.82.

John-Williams promised the rev­e­la­tions will be dra­mat­ic, say­ing: "There is a time to stay qui­et and there is a time to speak. I as­sure you that the T&T pub­lic and the T&T me­dia will be alarmed and as­ton­ished."

He not­ed his as­so­ci­a­tion has done what it had to do but he will be re­quest­ing the record­ings from the courts so he can be very clear on what was un­der­stood.

"So you see in the me­dia to­day that the TTFA pres­i­dent has been com­min­gling his own per­son­al funds with the TTFA. I can tell you that's ab­solute­ly a lie. At the end of the day when the fi­nal ball is bowled, we will see who is telling the truth and who is be­ing dif­fi­cult," John-Williams as­sured.

The lo­cal foot­ball boss has in­stead praised him­self and the as­so­ci­a­tion for the work they have done since as­sum­ing of­fice back in 2015.

Quizzed about the re­cent re­ports, John Williams said, "I wouldn't say much about that sit­u­a­tion, all I can say is that the TTFA has the sit­u­a­tion well in hand. We are ob­serv­ing the things that are hap­pen­ing and the sit­u­a­tion will be dealt with in due course. There is no se­cret the TTFA is heav­i­ly in debt and I as­sure you it is be­ing looked at in the man­ner it should be looked at."

He not­ed that there is no se­cret his ad­min­is­tra­tion has spent $4 mil­lion over the last five months, but said ques­tions though must be asked on what was it spent on, as FI­FA has giv­en them mon­ey for a spe­cif­ic pur­pose and al­though there are peo­ple who are bent on mak­ing mis­chief, they can­not use the mon­ey for any­thing else.

The em­bat­tled pres­i­dent al­so re­vealed that from the FI­FA For­ward mon­ey they got for this year, the world foot­ball body de­duct­ed US$100,000 for monies owed to it by the foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion since 2010-2015.

He promised, how­ev­er, that peo­ple will soon come to the re­al­i­sa­tion of the di­rec­tion his ad­min­is­tra­tion is head­ing in, which is to be self-sus­tain­able in the fu­ture.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Thomo on April 08, 2019, 02:15:41 PM
Talk about deluded... SMDH
Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on May 14, 2019, 12:26:11 AM
Anthony Wolfe: Vote that clown out of the TTFA and let’s uplift our football!
By Wired868.com.


“I hope this election coming up we vote that ‘clown’ out and vote in someone who can help uplift our football from this deplorable state it is in right now.

“They could say whatever dey want about Mr Jack Warner; he did both bad and good. But under his guidance, our football was never in this state.”

The following Letter to the Editor on the current state of Trinidad and Tobago football was shared with Wired868 by 2006 World Cup player Anthony Wolfe, who was one of 13 players to successfully sue the TTFA for owed bonuses a decade ago:

Sometimes I sit and think about a lot of things regarding sports in my sweet country especially football; and to be honest, it’s disastrous.

I may be hated for saying a few things on this but it’s the truth. Our football is at its worst state right now and those who were given the chance to represent us all in office are failing big time. We are not doing things the right way they should be done or the organisation should be run. There is too much corruption and everybody seems concerned about themselves.

Why is it that every time our national teams goes into a major tournament—at both the junior and senior level—we can’t get the proper preparation as early as possible?

Either we have no coaches; because who in God’s name going to coach a team for free? Country or not, our family don’t eat leaves! Or we don’t have the financial support to prepare for the tournament ahead of schedule, or the players are not being paid match bonuses, etc.

Wowww! So where is all the money that FIFA is supposed to be giving to our federation? Are we not entitled to those things anymore? Or are the heads taking the money and doing whatever they wish with it?

When you look at the things Stern John and his charges had to do for our Men’s National Under-17 Team in order for them to get prepared for the tournament they just played, I say hats off to you bro. You did your best. In life when, you fail to prepare, you must prepare to fail. Simple.

The U-17s tried their best. It didn’t go as expected but, in my opinion, they did well for the little or no resources they had available to them.

I hope this election coming up we vote that ‘clown’ out and vote in someone who can help uplift our football from this deplorable state it is in right now. They could say whatever dey want about Mr Jack Warner; he did both bad and good. But under his guidance, our football was never in this state.

Old people always say you know what you have but you don’t know you going to get. Simple.

Father God, help us and get rid of those people who serve no good for our football. Please!

For David John-Williams and the others who are allowing him to do this crap, the upholder is worse than the thief; always remember this eh.

This is hurting me deep, deep down inside just to see where our football is now. It’s a big shame for us all in Trinidad and Tobago. Sigh.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: Flex on May 14, 2019, 12:28:22 AM
“They’ve appointed a cabal!” Check and mate as DJW finds way to legally dodge TTFA Board.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.)


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams will be able to legitimately run the local game without consulting his Board for the foreseeable future, due to a loophole in the constitution that was enacted on Monday evening.

Article 20.2 of the TTFA Constitution describes the Board of Directors as ‘the Executive body’ of the local football organisation with authority over everything, including the hiring and firing of coaches, standing committee members, auditors and the general secretary.

However, Article 42.1 allows for an Emergency Committee, presided over by the football president, which has the authority to ‘deal with all matters requiring immediate settlement between two meetings of the Board of Directors.’

It feasibly allows for John-Williams—who was taken to court by one Board member, Keith Look Loy, and called to account by others—to run football business without the ‘inconvenience’ of a Board debate. The Board is mandated to meet just once every two months but can call Extraordinary Meetings to discuss urgent matters, as has often been the case.

Ironically, it was Wired868 that served notice that the Referees Committee was the only properly activated standing committee from a minimum of 16 during John-Williams’ tenure.

However, instead of breathing life into committees meant to oversee issues like finance, marketing, legal, women’s football, disciplinary or technical matters, John-Williams appeared to prioritise one that can put the responsibility of the Board into an ‘inner executive.’

And his political gift came on Monday courtesy of five supportive Board members, including four who voted for each other to sit alongside the president and vice-president Ewing Davis on the Emergency Committee.

Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago (VFOTT) president Selby Browne, a former vociferous critic of the John-Williams-led administration who has since embraced a remarkably different perspective, nominated Southern Football Association (SFA) president Richard Quan Chan, Tobago Football Association (TFA) president Anthony Moore and interim Eastern Football Association president (EFA) Bandele Kamau for roles on the committee.

Moore then nominated Browne to join them. Browne and Kamau have both been on the Board for barely four months and a total of just two meetings.

There was no room for John-Williams’ other Board ally, Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) president Sherwyn Dyer, as the Constitution stipulates a maximum of six places on the Emergency Committee.

The remaining Board members present—Raeshawn Mars (Northern FA), Joseph Taylor (Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association), Sharon Warrick (Women’s League Football), Julia Baptiste (TT Pro League) and Look Loy (Trinidad and Tobago Super League)—were powerless to stop them or get anyone else on the Committee, due to a lack of votes.

Central Football Association (CFA) representative Collin Partap, who has often voted against John-Williams, missed the meeting as he was in Tobago on business. Even if he were present, the TTFA president still has seven votes from a maximum of 13.

“They have appointed a cabal, which will now be the de facto ruling committee [of the TTFA],” Look Loy told Wired868. “Just imagine [an experienced football] man like Joseph Taylor, for instance, is ignored and bypassed for two men who have been in the Board for all of two meetings.

“These six people all sit together on the head table and they moved the motion, seconded the motion and passed the motion. The rest of the Board is redundant; there is no need for a Board anymore.”

Article 42.4  states that ‘all decisions taken by the Emergency Committee shall be ratified by the Board of Directors at its next meeting.’ However, John-Williams has the votes to ensure the Board is no more than a rubber stamp for decisions that can now be made in private.

At Monday’s meeting, the TTFA president tried unsuccessfully to appoint Angus Eve, Stephen De Four and Izler Browne as head coaches of the Men’s National Under-23 and Women’s Under-20 and Under-17 Teams respectively.

Eve is a former National Under-23 coach and the head coach of Pro League outfit, Club Sando, and SSFL champion team, Naparima College. De Four and Browne have also worked with National Women’s Teams before and would be returning home after stints abroad with Haiti and the US Virgin Islands respectively.

Look Loy argued, with some support, that the TTFA should not hire any coaches unless John-Williams was prepared to reveal what they would earn, where the money was coming from to pay them and the terms and conditions of each appointee.

John-Williams did not take the matter to a vote on Monday but, theoretically, can simply have the Emergency Committee appoint all three and put them to work immediately. From then, it would be two months before the Board has the chance to review that decision.

The Men’s National Under-23 Team goes into action in July. It means that the TTFA Emergency Committee can hire staff, prepare the team and complete the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying tournament before the Board gets a chance to object.

An example of the John-Williams-led Board’s willingness to mock the spirit of the Constitution came with a proposed Constitutional Review Committee.

At the February AGM, the general membership of the local football body vetoed a suggestion by the TFA that a Constitutional Review Committee be implemented. The members, led by Referees Association vice-president Osmond Downer, preferred to deal with proposed amendments one by one.

Article 20.1 states that ‘the General Meeting is the supreme and legislative body’ of the local football body. As further evidence on the balance of power within the TTFA, the Constitution allows the General Meeting to remove Board members while the latter party, according to Article 22.4, has no voting rights at the AGM.

Yet on Monday, the Board overruled the General Meeting and appointed a chairman for its Constitution Review Committee anyway.

Article 36(a) states the Board of Directors ‘shall pass decisions on all cases that do not come within the sphere of responsibility of the General Meeting or are not reserved for other bodies by law or under this Constitution.’

The TTFA Constitution does not name a Constitutional Review Committee among its list of standing committees.

“The Tobago delegates raised the issue of having a Constitutional Review Committee look at amendments and the floor [of the General Meeting] defeated it,” said Look Loy, “because they said we have proposed amendments and are going through them one by one.

“So they come back with [the proposal for the committee] at the Board level; they circumvented the decision of the AGM in a nutshell.”

Neither Moore nor John-Williams have intimated what constitutional amendments they have in mind, although they will need to be approved by the General Meeting before taking effect.

Intriguingly, Elton Prescott SC, who also operates as counsel for the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), was named as chairman for the Constitutional Review Committee and supposedly has carte blanche to select the remaining members.

Last month, Prescott admitted that he failed to review the TTFA Constitution—or, arguably, allowed himself to be misled by general secretary Camara David—when offering a legal opinion that paved the way for Look Loy to be removed from the Board. Look Loy subsequently blocked the manoeuvre for his ousting in the High Court.

It appears that the botched effort to jettison Look Loy has not soured Prescott’s view of David and John-Williams, or vice versa.

If Monday’s meeting was a political success for John-Williams, there is still the nagging issues of irate creditors knocking on the TTFA’s doors. Browne, according to Look Loy, suggested an answer for that too.

“Selby [Browne] said FIFA bailed out past TTFA administrations and will do it again,” said the TTSL president. “That is what they are hoping for—a loan from FIFA to save their arse.”

Two years ago, Browne nominated Look Loy for a role on the TTFA Board. These days, the VFOTT president refers to his former colleague as an ‘invalid’ Board member.

In an email to John-Williams last month, which was copied to the Board, Browne appeared to invite himself along with the TTFA president for the 2019 FIFA Congress in Paris, France on 5 June and the Concacaf Gold Cup in the United States, later that same month.

“President, […] I would be happy to do the Gold Cup and FIFA Congress which you MUST attend,” stated Browne.

Look Loy, who raised a motion for John-Williams’ dismissal last year, conceded that the football president has only consolidated his power since then. The TTFA has lost a string of cases in the High Court, though, and Look Loy believes it is the only place that John-Williams can be held to account at present.

“[US president Donald] Trump said he could kill a man on Fifth Avenue and get away  with it, and [John-Williams] is our Trump,” said the TTSL president. “He can get away with anything because he has the votes. Only external intervention can save Trinidad and Tobago’s football because he has just enough people clinging on to him still to keep him in power and give him legitimacy—never mind that we are bankrupt and asking people to run national football for free, which is a very bad precedent for national coaches.

“Salvation has to come from outside because the internal mechanisms are failing to save the TTFA from itself and John-Williams; that is abundantly clear.”

Browne declined comment on Monday’s Board meeting, the Emergency Committee and the Constitutional Review Committee.

“I have taken the position that Board members should not comment in public about the discussions of meetings the Board,” said Browne, “but that the TTFA should make press releases after meetings to provide an update.”

John-Williams, as usual, did not respond at all, up to the time of publication.

Title: Re: David John Williams Thread.
Post by: maxg on May 14, 2019, 10:52:54 AM
hope he working from the inside out...otherwise

https://wired868.com/2017/07/07/brownes-bombshell-forty-two-probing-financial-questions-to-john-williams-led-ttfa/