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Title: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Flex on January 30, 2017, 11:49:11 AM
Sol Campbell set to return to football as assistant manager of Trinidad and Tobago national team.
By Sami Mokbel for MailOnline and Sam Cunningham (dailymail.co.uk).


Sol Campbell is back in football as Trinidad and Tobago assistant manager, after a phone call from former team mate Thierry Henry.

The former England international was targeted by the Soca Warriors, who are revamping their coaching set-up, after former Swansea player Dennis Lawrence was appointed the Caribbean nation's new manager.

‘It will be challenging but I’m ready to roll up my sleeves to help out,’ Campbell told Sportsmail.

The ex-Arsenal defender, who has completed his coaching badges, is keen to take his first steps into football management and this role provides Campbell with that opportunity.

Campbell has been away from football since retiring in May 2012 but has been keen for a return.

This news breaks just 10 days after Campbell's exclusive interview with Sportsmail was published, in which he revealed his plans to become 'one of the greatest managers this country has ever produced'.

Campbell indicated that he was happy to gain experience anywhere, in the lower leagues or abroad.

The 42-year-old said: 'I'm older now. I'm even more mature than I was as a player. I can handle all that kind of stuff. I dealt with it as a player and it's a little different as a manager but I've got the capacity to absorb all of that.'

Since then, Campbell was contacted by Lawrence, a former Swansea player and Everton coach, and after speaking to Arsenal legend Henry, who is Roberto Martinez's assistant at the Belgium national team, he was convinced to join Trinidad and Tobago.

Lawrence was only appointed Trinidad and Tobago manager this month, and Campbell is also open to other opportunities in between their qualifiers for the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Trinidad and Tobago are currently fifth out of six in their group alongside Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Honduras and the United States, with two defeats in two games. They have fixtures at home to Panama and Mexico in March and in June they travel to the United States and Costa Rica.

The former Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Notts County and Newcastle United defender has had an eclectic five years since ending his playing days.

Campbell came close to running as Conservative candidate for London Mayor and has helped run his wife Fiona's furniture design business.

However he could now be using his extensive playing experience - including 73 England caps across six major tournaments including three World Cups - to help Trinidad and Tobago reach a finals of their own.

The Caribbean nation have reached one World Cup in their history - Germany 2006 where they played England, who had Campbell on the bench, in the group stage. England won the match 2-0, and the debutants finished bottom of the pool with one point from three games.

Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: palos on January 30, 2017, 12:18:20 PM
Cue de usual "why a local cyah get de wuk?" lyrics

"We still in de colonial times whey we catering to de white man  :pissedoff:  Huh?  Sol Campbell eh white?  Well.......ahmmmm...we STILL caterin to de foreigner!"  :cursing: :cursing:
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Controversial on January 30, 2017, 12:26:32 PM
Cue de usual "why a local cyah get de wuk?" lyrics

"We still in de colonial times whey we catering to de white man  :pissedoff:  Huh?  Sol Campbell eh white?  Well.......ahmmmm...we STILL caterin to de foreigner!"  :cursing: :cursing:

If that's Tallest pick, that's his pick, obviously tallest and Henry became close and the phone call was made to give Sol experience and Tallest a man who was recommended

Is he the best man for the job? I don't think so imo but we have no choice but to support Dennis right now..

All the money the dictator was hiding is now coming out, money he said he didn't have and didn't want to help hart build the best staff possible....
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Sam on January 30, 2017, 12:35:56 PM
So we have 2 defenders as head coach.

Ah wonder if we go score any goals?

 :rotfl:

Yuh woulda think they woulda pick someone who have knowledge and experience in different position to focus on each position.

Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: MEP on January 30, 2017, 12:38:43 PM
The beauty about this is that we have two men who are relatively young to coaching at the international level whose intent will be nothing but pure.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Tallman on January 30, 2017, 12:41:38 PM
The beauty about this is that we have two men who are relatively young to coaching at the international level whose intent will be nothing but pure.

But both of them have ZERO experience in their respective roles.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: MEP on January 30, 2017, 12:44:52 PM
Tallman.......one word........... Saintfiet....
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Controversial on January 30, 2017, 12:45:17 PM
So they get rid of Hart, didn't give him any support or money to build a good staff, undermine and now they have money for this staff now lol

So FIFA and the govt allocate money to the dictator and now he spending freely or maybe not, players haven't been paid yet... but he said they will be paid..

Further to this, maturana or bringing back Hart with the right investment would have guaranteed us qualification..

However now, it's very slim, because no one knows what we are going to get with Dennis and sol tbh ....
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Controversial on January 30, 2017, 12:46:26 PM
The beauty about this is that we have two men who are relatively young to coaching at the international level whose intent will be nothing but pure.

How you so sure about that?

FIFA give money and now all the technical committee resign when the dictator come back from Zurich lol no one finds anything remotely strange about that
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: MEP on January 30, 2017, 12:53:01 PM
They will want to do well at the onset as they will be completely idealistic and not jaded by reality. As young coaches there will be that desire to prove themselves... Realistically I think there is more for them to lose given the meddling role of the TTFA.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Controversial on January 30, 2017, 12:57:00 PM
They will want to do well at the onset as they will be completely idealistic and not jaded by reality. As young coaches there will be that desire to prove themselves... Realistically I think there is more for them to lose given the meddling role of the TTFA.

The dictator has sold out brother... his goal is to make sure we don't qualify, that is still in the forefront of his mind..

All of this coaching changes and uncertainty is part of his plan to sabotage..

Tallest not making any promises ... like the players said, hart was the man to qualify the team and he was given zero support ...
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Tallman on January 30, 2017, 01:03:39 PM
Tallman.......one word........... Saintfiet....

Who?  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on January 30, 2017, 03:01:51 PM
Sol and Dennis are friends. They were comrades on the Pro Licence course. No need for alarm.

Good call, MEP.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: soccerman on January 30, 2017, 03:09:54 PM
I think DL's addition of Campbell will be a benefit for us, like MEP said they'll be both young and eager. I'm sure we'll see a balance when he select/announces his other assistant coaches. Wasn't DJW against the selection of DL ahead of his boy SCF? I feel like he's just trying to put up a front and act supportive seeing all the bad publicity he's been through since the firing of Hart.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: palos on January 30, 2017, 03:23:54 PM
Again....I quote FF

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Where all this $$ suddenly come from to pay these coaches?

Especially given that players have reportedly NOT been paid for their December training camp, 2 matches against Nicaragua, and the CFU Gold Cup qualifying matches.  Not to mention former coach Stephen Hart and his coaching staff have also reportedly not been paid.

Asylum?  U know?
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Jumbie on January 30, 2017, 03:37:18 PM
yea boi.. where's the money coming from?


sue-sue
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: soccerman on January 30, 2017, 04:10:25 PM
Ent TTFA form a partnership with the NLCB? The prolly give them the inside scoop in de winning play whe number
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Controversial on January 30, 2017, 04:14:04 PM
yea boi.. where's the money coming from?


sue-sue

Lol ask the govt how much they give him and FIFA ...
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: maxg on January 30, 2017, 04:18:34 PM
Again....I quote FF

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Where all this $$ suddenly come from to pay these coaches?

Especially given that players have reportedly NOT been paid for their December training camp, 2 matches against Nicaragua, and the CFU Gold Cup qualifying matches.  Not to mention former coach Stephen Hart and his coaching staff have also reportedly not been paid.

Asylum?  U know?
Volunteer, give back to the people.  :devil:

Pay is the experience

although in the Italian lady case.. just want to experience , this thing called "Tribe"






“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” ~ Arthur Ashe
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: legal alien on January 30, 2017, 05:32:18 PM
So we have 2 defenders as head coach.

Ah wonder if we go score any goals?

 :rotfl:

Yuh woulda think they woulda pick someone who have knowledge and experience in different position to focus on each position.



Now all of a sudden you're concerned about our emphasis on defense, when that has been our BIG PROBLEM when we play? I like the coach and head coach choices. I'm glad you pointed out that they are both defenders . If we can keep out goals it will work out for us.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: coache on January 30, 2017, 06:25:22 PM
He should get a Trini passport so he could suit up...
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Tallman on January 30, 2017, 07:20:11 PM
WATCH: Sol Campbell talks about his role as Assistant Coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Team

https://www.youtube.com/v/As6DplNFRmM
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Flex on January 31, 2017, 03:29:14 AM
Sol Campbell is T&T assistant coach.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Former Arsenal and England international defender Sol Campbell has been named as an assistant coach to new T&T senior football team coach Dennis Lawrence.

This was announced by T&T Football Association President David John-Williams at a media conference held at the football body’s office at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, yesterday.

A towering defender who also played for Tottenham Spurs during his professional career, Campbell also captained the England team at the age of 23, and was part of Arsenal’s “Invincibles” team which played unbeaten throughout the English Barclays Premier League in the 2003/2004 season.

He currently holds a UEFA Pro Licence badge, but this will be his first ever appointment to a national team under Lawrence.

Concerning Campbell’s appointment John-Williams said, “Dennis (Lawrence) was given the chance to chose his own staff and over the last couple of days he recommended someone who he would like to be his assistant (Sol Campbell) and I was able to secure his signature around 5 am (TT time) yesterday.

With respect to the rest of his coaching staff Lawrence said, “I have had conversations with numerous people and coming this week I will be speaking with a couple local coaches as well.

John-Williams also thanked Lawrence for accepting the opportunity after the post became vacant earlier this month when Belgium’s Tom Saintfiet called it quits after only four matches and 35 days in charge of the team, including the Concacaf Gold Cup qualifiers at home to Suriname and Haiti, from which T&T failed to advance.

The T&TFA boss added, “I think the task ahead is very difficult but Dennis will get the full support of the association.

“We have been having some conversations over the last couple of days and have been in contact almost every day and Dennis has been very instrumental in also allowing the opportunity for Sol Campbell to be here as well.

He stated, “It was a difficult negotiation, but it was successful and I have a lot of faith in Dennis.

“As I said earlier he has the head to take us to another Fifa World Cup. It will be difficult, but not impossible, as March 24 (Panama) and March 28 (Mexico) are very important days.

John-Williams added, In addition to the men’s senior team programme up and running I know Dennis has some plans to have the team full time right after the Pro League finishes to start some preparation and I have every confidence he is going to do a good job.

When Guardian Media contacted Campbell in England yesterday about his appointment he said I signed the agreement at 5 am this morning (Monday) and I had no hesitation. “When you get your pen out to sign and there’s no hesitation, then you know you’re in the good place. I had no hesitation to sign.”

The 42-year-old who will arrive in T&T on March 10, said that, “Dennis write me last week and he text me, and he rang me and I took it all in...at first it’s a shock.”

A veteran of 20 years career playing in the Premier League and an 11-year international career revealed that, “After I took it all in I said Wow...this is a fantastic opportunity. I know Dennis, he has vast experience as well. Looking at Trinidad and Tobago, a fantastic kind of history as well pushing all the way it shows good. I’m excited because T&T has chosen him and they show they want progression and showing that they want to bring someone from within and I like that.”

Campbell, who is reported to be worth $55 million, with 195 appearances at Arsenal and the winner of two Premier League titles and FA Cup winners medals said, I’m extremely exciting about the challenge and it’s a challenge, but for me the exciting thing is rolling up my sleeves, adding quality and difference and assisting Dennis where I can. Adding value and bringing a winning mentally. I’m excited and scared as well. I thank Dennis and T&T for giving me this opportunity.”

RELATED NEWS

Arsenal legend joins T&T coaching staff.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


NEW national coach of the men’s senior football team Dennis Lawrence has made his first appointment, acquiring the services of former England and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell as his assistant coach.

The announcement was made yesterday at a press conference held at the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) office at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain.

Lawrence, who was appointed as the T&T head coach on January 21, was also officially unveiled as the T&T coach yesterday.

Campbell, born to Jamaican parents, made 73 appearances for England between 1996 and 2007. President of the TTFA David John-Williams said Lawrence has been granted the luxury to choose his staff.

John-Williams said, “Dennis has been given the opportunity to choose his own staff. Over the last couple of days he has recommended somebody who he would like to be his assistant.

He is a UEFA Pro Licence coach. He is a legend in the game, in the English Premiership.

He was part of the Arsenal invincibles and that person is Sol Campbell. I have been able to secure his signature at five o’clock this morning (yesterday), so he is signed and on board.” Lawrence scored a header against Bahrain in 2005 to earn T&T a spot at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The TTFA president is hopeful Lawrence can use his head in a different capacity.

John-Williams said, “His head took us to the World Cup in 2006, and now he is charged with using that same head in a different way to take us to Russia 2018.

Dennis, I welcome you officially on board and all the best.” Lawrence, who thanked Roberto Martinez and Graeme Jones for giving him his first coaching stint in England with Wigan Athletic, said it will be a tough task to qualify for Russia but it is not impossible. Lawrence, for the second time since his appointment, was unwilling to divulge the details of his contract.

“The length of my contract is the length of my citizenship. I am here and I am committed to Trinidad and Tobago football if it takes me the rest of my life.” Prior to Lawrence getting the job, Belgian Tom Saintfiet was the T&T coach for a month before resigning, citing a lack of support from the TTFA.

There have been some situations of indiscipline among the T&T footballers in recent times, something Lawrence is confident he can resolve.

“I’ve spent four and a half years in the Army, I think everybody knows my background. I have conducted myself in a very disciplined, professional manner throughout my life and my career.

“In terms of discipline there is going to be clear directions to what I expect, what Trinidad and Tobago as a country expect, and I also expect the players to follow these patterns and be able to work and enjoy the work.” Last year, three national players were reprimanded for leaving camp to attend a boat ride, while months later two players allegedly showed up to training camp smelling of alcohol.

Veteran T&T striker Kenwyne Jones has been out of favour recently but Lawrence said that all players, once committed, will be a part of his team.

“Every player that holds a Trinidad and Tobago passport is going to be in my setup, he is going to be involved. Kenwyne is a player that I know very well, I played with Kenwyne, I spoke to Kenwyne, I’ve got a relationship with Kenwyne.

Kenwyne has given yeoman service to Trinidad and Tobago football.” The new coach said he plans to keep the communication lines open with his players. “I plan to speak to the players over the next couple weeks, find out exactly what are their thoughts and what are they thinking. Any player that wants to be involved with me there is an open door.

If a player for whatever reason thinks he is not up for the task, and he does not want to be involved, I will move on to the next player. The players that I want around me are going to be the players that are committed to the cause and the goals that I want to achieve for Trinidad and Tobago.”

Lawrence’s first major goal will be getting favourable results when the World Cup qualifiers resume. T&T will face Panama on March 24 and Mexico on March 28. Both matches will be played at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on January 31, 2017, 06:43:24 AM
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“Dennis (Lawrence was given the chance to chose his own staff and over the last couple of days he recommended someone who he would like to be his assistant (Sol Campbell) and I was able to secure his signature around 5 am (TT time) yesterday.

Dahis a smoking gun? Not the standard procedure?
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Controversial on January 31, 2017, 05:53:20 PM
Friend thing going on...

I hope he riding partner can perform as a coach and not just compliment him as a limin padnah
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Flex on February 03, 2017, 03:28:48 AM
Campbell: Strong passion is evident in T&T.
By Shaun Fuentes (Guardian).


Sol Campbell was on the substitutes bench when T&T faced England at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. So he knows a bit about this country’s football and that day was perhaps the first time he came within close range of Dennis Lawrence.

Almost 11 years later the two will be working together to try and take T&T to the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia.

Campbell said this week that the strong passion for the game in T&T was a factor in his decision to accept the offer from Lawrence.

“Obviously I knew about T&T from the World Cup in 2006 when they faced England,” Campbell said.

“The passion, eagerness and willingness to do the right things to win is what I feel when I think about Trinidad and Tobago. My family is from Jamaica so I know there is cricket there also. But to me to be a part of a country where football passion runs deep in the society, is something important.

“International football is a big, big challenge and I’m ready for that. As long as the players respond to Dennis and see that this is the way to go then we will definitely be going in the right direction. You need discipline, you need structure and you need a bit of flamboyance in the right areas and I believe Dennis will bring that,” said Campbell whose first name is Sulzeer.

“Trinidad wasn’t really on my mind. I wasn’t thinking Caribbean but that sometimes happen when you’re not thinking about it the opportunity comes knocking and I’m very happy to be able to take it up now. I really appreciate it and I love that,” the ex-Arsenal player added.

He mentioned that former Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira was among the first to call and congratulate him on the new job with T&T. Vieira’s wife is Trinidadian.

Campbell also holds a UEFA Pro License badge. The 42-year-old played for England from the Under 15 level straight through to the senior team, for which he made 73 appearances. He played 255 games for Tottenham Hotspur and 135 for Arsenal, also appearing for Portsmouth, Notts County before ending his club career at Newcastle United in 2011.

Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Flex on March 10, 2017, 12:59:19 PM
Sol Campbell bringing ‘a lot to the table’ for T&T.
By Garth Wattley (Express).


“I'm a winner and I want to pass that on.”

Arsenal 2004 “Untouchable” and former England international defender Sol Campbell is here; here to bring more belief and know-how to Trinidad and Tobago's World Cup qualifying effort.

Campbell landed at Piarco International airport yesterday afternoon for his first visit to T&T. But he is determined for it to be a successful one, as an assistant to new national coach Dennis Lawrence.

And speaking to the media briefly yesterday, Campbell was clear as to what he can offer a squad currently without a win after two matches in the CONCACAF Hexagonal qualifying series for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

“I can bring a lot to the table,” he said. “I'm vastly experienced in international football and football in general. I've got an eye for detail, I want to pass that on. I think with Dennis at the helm, together with the whole squad, with the whole coaching squad, we can do something great.”

Campbell, part of the Arsenal team with Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira that won the English Premier League playing unbeaten in 2003-2004, also detailed some of the things his new team would have to do to be successful.

“There's got to be discipline; there's got to be skill, there's got to be a classic way of defending and then allow the last third to be more flamboyant. But there's rules everywhere, there's rules of how you get over the line in international football. It's almost a little bit like a chess game. I think the sooner the players understand that, I think the easier the games will be for them and they'll enjoy the games.”

Like Lawrence, Campbell is an unknown quantity in international football when it comes to coaching.

But he said he was motivated to start off with the T&T job because of Lawrence.

“He's an upstanding kind of guy, he's proper,” Campbell said. “I don't mind working with him because he's very experienced with (Roberto) Martinez at Everton, so he knows his football, he has Trinidad in his heart.”

Campbell was expected to get straight to work last evening, joining the T&T squad at a training session at the Ato Boldon Stadium ahead of tonight's friendly match against Barbados.

“Dennis has been with the team for at least two full weeks now. He knows the players inside out,” Campbell noted. “The (Pro League) season finished mid-Feb, so he's had a little bit of time to prepare the team; so for me, it's a chance for the players to show Dennis what they're really about.”

With zero points so far in the “Hex”, Campbell is under no illusions about the difficulty of the job ahead, but he is a believer.

‘It's a tough group, but I think the main thing is the players have to believe, and that's what Dennis is definitely gonna do for the team and I will bring that belief as well, because I'm willing them to qualify.”

T&T next play Panama in the World Cup qualifiers on March 24 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.

Sol Campbell arrives in T&T to take up Assistant Coach duties (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gB1Q1gqg4o)

Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on March 17, 2017, 04:14:00 PM
Sol on them man lord

https://www.youtube.com/v/InpaP35z7WQ
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: soccerman on March 17, 2017, 08:30:35 PM
Sol on them man lord
That good...that one group struggle with the 2 touch though, like dem men was tired
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: maxg on March 18, 2017, 04:46:00 PM
Sol on them man lord
That good...that one group struggle with the 2 touch though, like dem men was tired
I find he was easy. they doing possession, they cyah keep it, he say 2 touch, they still doing one touch and cyah keep it, one man take 3, is like we go just receive the ball and bounce it anywhere ..National players, hyo  dem doh wha hah to deal with me nah :devil:
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Tallman on March 23, 2017, 09:31:23 PM
Sol: I’m excited about T&T.
TTFA Media.


Campbell : I’m here for the long haul

“I am here for the long run. I want to qualify. I’m a winner and I will try to help Dennis and he is a fantastic man. He is a very detailed and passionate man.

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s team assistant coach Sol Campbell has come to these shores with a wealth of experience in the game from his days as a player with the England National Team over three World Cups and a career at Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth.

In 2006 he became the only player to have represented England in six consecutive major tournaments, playing in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 European Championships, and the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups. He was named in the Teams of the Tournament for the 2002 World Cup and 2004 European Championship. Other honours in the game include being in the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Team of the Year three times (1999, 2003, and 2004).

The big man has spent the last couple weeks soaking in every bit the time in T&T as he serves as assistant coach to Dennis Lawrence.

“I am here for the long run. I want to qualify. I’m a winner and I will try to help Dennis and he is a fantastic man. He is a very detailed and passionate man. He has that in abundance and Trinidad and Tobago should feel very happy and lucky to have him at the helm because he is fighting every minute of the day to get it right for the team. It’s going to be hard work and not easy. We’ve lost the two games and we’ve got to start from scratch,” Campbell said.

“I’d like to continue and I think there’s a great product here. This is my first job. The reaction to me taking this job was very positive in England. It’s an international job, it’s a proper job and you are playing against top countries. There are battles in there,” he added. “I had good reactions from Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry. It’s very difficult to get your first job in football and I am very pleased to be here.”

“I am a builder so wherever I am I like to build to the future. I think Trinidad and Tobago has got a wealth of a talent and a great future ahead,” he said.

“Dennis has been in the system with Roberto Martinez and he has been managing at Everton which is a top club. He is vastly experience in the game. The people have to realise he has been at the cutting edge of football in the Premiership. He knows what’s happening and bringing in all sorts of things into the FA with new and fresh ideas. He is a top man,” Campbell added.

As to what he’s seen of the T&T players so far, he noted “I’ve seen passion, skill and talent. There is a lot of talent here and all you need is structure and detail, knowing information and passing information among the clubs that these local players play at.”

He has that in abundance and Trinidad and Tobago should feel very happy and lucky to have him at the helm because he is fighting every minute of the day to get it right for the team. It’s going to be hard work and not easy. We’ve lost the two games and we’ve got to start from scratch,” Campbell said.

WATCH: Sol Campbell talks about his experience so far with the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Team

https://www.youtube.com/v/cjPIjEe6Mxk
Title: Sol Campbell Q&A: Talking Trinidadand Tobago, coaching and his future
Post by: Tallman on March 28, 2017, 11:39:35 AM
Sol Campbell Q&A: Talking Trinidad and Tobago, coaching and his future
By Tom Marshall (espnfc.com)


Sol Campbell has rolled his sleeves up and taken the plunge into what he hopes will be a successful coaching career.

It is not, however, necessarily the expected first step for a former player of Campbell's pedigree and standing in the game. Instead of taking a job back in England, the veteran of three World Cups accepted a call in January from incoming Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence as the Caribbean side embarked on its tricky journey in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

In a Port of Spain hotel on Monday ahead of the Soca Warriors' crucial World Cup qualifying match against Mexico on Tuesday, ESPN FC got insight into where the 42-year-old Trinidad and Tobago assistant manager is and where he would like his coaching career to take him.

(This interview has been edited for clarity.)

ESPN FC: How did the job as assistant manager with Trinidad and Tobago come about?

Sol Campbell: Well, I got a phone call from Dennis Lawrence out of the blue, and that kind of started the ball rolling. Me and Dennis were on the same coaching courses on the Welsh FA. Once he got the job, he was looking around for coaches, and he phoned me, and I accepted, and I'm pleased to be here.

ESPN FC: What in particular attracted you to the job?

Campbell: I think you have to look at the whole situation. Dennis is a very experienced coach, and he coached at Wigan and Everton (under Roberto Martinez). Being there and understanding how he worked and how he puts detail into his work attracted me as well. I love international football. There's a challenge here, and I love a challenge, but for me, I totally believe his philosophy, and the staff he has assembled here is very, very professional. For me, it was a no-brainer to join.

ESPN FC: Assistant managers have varying roles, depending on the club or country setup. What are you specifically doing with Trinidad and Tobago?

Campbell: [I'm] looking at the whole team and saying my stuff. Taking sessions, working with the back four. [Coach] Stern [John] wasn't with us for a while, and I had to do a little bit of forward practice and shooting. It was fun! But I'm kind of looking at the back four and how the system works. Obviously, Dennis has his own ideas of how he wants football to be played, and it's good for him to be able to bounce ideas off, and so I'm part of that as well. It's usually just defenders and midfielders and looking around and being an expert eye on international football on what you can do, what you can't get away with, helping talking to some of the players in certain situations, certain positions, passing on my knowledge as well.

ESPN FC: Is this a long-term gig for you?

Campbell: For me, it's up to October, that's our last [World Cup qualifying] game. If we qualify, from there I'd roll on into the summer. I've been here for two and a bit weeks, and I've enjoyed my time. Dennis has brought in a fantastic team and is ultra-professional and detailed, and that's what I like about him.

ESPN FC: Your ambition must be to become a manager in the future?

Campbell: Yes.

ESPN FC: It's not very common to see a young English manager starting out abroad. When the time does come to become a manager in your own right, would you consider a job in MLS or in Europe, outside England?

Campbell: It's amazing. Jobs come in. There's India, there's China, there's MLS, there's Europe, but I'll probably look at more established areas in football for now. For me, that's mainland Europe. There's a bit of family, there's a bit of work as well, so I need to balance that out. I know sometimes the further afield you go, the more money you can earn, but then the further away you are from your family.

There is the work/life balance as well, but I totally understand that sometimes if you get an offer that's a really good offer, you have to seriously look at it because I want to get my career going, and I want to learn from Dennis being here as well ... and learn a different side of the game. Sometimes if you dive in too early, you can get burned, and you don't want that as a new, young manager. You want to earn your stripes, do the work, roll your sleeves up and do a good job. Experience comes with it.

ESPN FC: What kind of football would a Sol Campbell side play?

Campbell: I played in a very good Arsenal side, so for me, that's the type of football I want to be involved in. I want to be involved with guys who really care about the game, players on and off the field that are totally committed. Yes, everyone has fun as well, but I want guys that are really committed to the sport. I want youngsters that want to carve out a career. I want guys that are 30-plus and had an amazing career but are still hungry for success. That's the type of environment I want to be involved in. Playing-wise, I want guys who can attack, who can defend well. I want them to kick it to Row Z but also be able to be calm on the ball at the same time. I want complete players in all positions because you never know what is going to come at you in European football or domestic.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: MEP on March 28, 2017, 12:32:18 PM
ESPN FC: It's not very common to see a young English manager starting out abroad. When the time does come to become a manager in your own right, would you consider a job in MLS or in Europe, outside England?

The response should be because I'm black I have to seek opportunities elsewhere.....just look at top flight football how many black ex-players do you see becoming managers....look at your MLS too other that PV where are they?

Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Tallman on March 31, 2017, 10:01:10 PM
WATCH: Sol Campbell reflects on the World Cup Qualifiers against Panama and Mexico

https://www.youtube.com/v/5nCI5x26M0w
Title: Sol Campbell open to Australian A-League coaching gig
Post by: Tallman on April 04, 2017, 05:44:49 AM
Sol Campbell open to Australian A-League coaching gig
By Carly Adno (The Daily Telegraph)


HE’S only just begun his managerial career, so Sol Campbell isn’t about to rule out an A-League stint if an opportunity came up to further his aspirations.

The Arsenal Invincible was joined yesterday by Sydney FC’s Bobo at the Opera House as the final batch of tickets goes on sale for Arsenal’s preseason tour of the Harbour City.

It’s just 100 days to go until the English Premier League giants arrive to play the Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium, with both games on track to sell out.

Campbell is currently the assistant manager of Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean nation attempts to qualify for the World Cup, but he’s been hearing good things about Australian football.

“There’s passion here, even when you look at sport in general in Australia,” Campbell said.

“So you never know. I’ve had a few friends who have played out here — Dwight (Yorke) has played, Emile Heskey as well, and they’ve really enjoyed themselves. You just never know, do you?

You never know what can happen, but at the moment I’m just concentrating on this World Cup situation. You’ve just got to do the business and if it goes well for you then you can go on from there and look at options in the future.”

He may even land up back at Arsenal, where the managerial career of Arsene Wenger has come under intense scrutiny. Campbell admits the last decade hasn’t been good enough for the club, but he expects Wenger to sign on for another two years despite the real possibility of Arsenal finishing outside of the top four for the first time in his reign.

But, if Wenger does stay on, Campbell hopes some changes are still made.

“I think he will sign again, but he will have to look really hard at a lot of things at the club when he signs,” Campbell said.

“If he does take these two years, maybe (he must) change a few things - the structure, how he thinks about football, the type of players he buys.

“The fans obviously want something else, but I think he’s a good guy and he just needs to tweak a few things.”

He’ll have to, because for the first time in over two decades it looks like fierce rivals Tottenham will finish above Arsenal. Campbell famously made the move across north London from Spurs to Arsenal in 2001 and says it will take a miracle for the Gunners to topple their rivals now.


“It’s going to be hard to get above Tottenham because that would mean we’d have to get second and that’s not going to happen. I’m just being a realist,” he said.

“We really have to concentrate on getting fourth, that’s the objective, even though even that’s going to be a push.”
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Flex on July 10, 2017, 04:55:08 AM
Sol Campbell: ‘I’m prepared to go to a non-league club and just get a win bonus’
By Sachin Nakrani (theguardian).


During his playing days Sol Campbell went about his business, on and off the pitch, with ice-cold assurance, so it is gripping, on a warm afternoon in west London, to hear him speak with burning desperation about his desire to become a manager. The former England defender may look relaxed as he sips a cappuccino outside an Italian restaurant off the King’s Road but it soon becomes clear that he is at his wits’ end about, as he puts it, “building another career”. Campbell has standing, qualifications and coaching experience but he cannot make the breakthrough and such is his frustration that the 42-year-old is willing to offer his services for free.

“It’s proving difficult and if I have to start at the bottom, I will,” he says. “People may think that I just want to manage in the Premier League but I’m prepared to go to a non-league club, and if they can’t pay me a salary just pay me a win bonus. I’m up for that. I won’t be up for that four or five years down the line but definitely for the first year, as long as it’s a good club with ambition. I’m itching to start, I just need a chance, even just an interview in which I can say: ‘Take me for free and I’ll show you what I can do.’”

It was in May 2012 that Campbell called time on a playing career that earned him 73 caps and two Premier League titles with Arsenal and he has largely spent the proceeding five years preparing for a life in management. A course with the Football Association of Wales earned Campbell a Uefa pro licence and then in February he took up an invitation to become assistant coach of Trinidad & Tobago, working alongside the former Wrexham, Swansea, Crewe and T&T centre-half Dennis Lawrence as part of the island’s attempt to qualify for next summer’s World Cup.

“It’s going really well given the budget and infrastructure we have is limited,” says Campbell. “With the head coach Dennis, Stern John [a fellow assistant coach and a former T&T striker] and a few others, the quality of training has been excellent and we’ve gone toe to toe with some of the big countries only to have been let down by some interesting decisions from officials.

“I go over in two-and-a-half-week blocks and usually eight days before the game we’re building up for. I mainly work on the defensive side but I’m also there to add a general level of quality to the setup. I’ve enjoyed the challenge.”

Alongside his work in the Caribbean, Campbell has visited Italy to watch training sessions at Sampdoria and Milan and travelled to the United States to observe his former Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira manage New York City. Each experience has been enriching and strengthened not only Campbell’s desire to manage but his openness to doing so abroad. To that end he is planning to develop his language skills. “A little bit of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French,” he says. “Something that gives me a base to work from.”

But the ideal scenario for Campbell would be to secure a job in England, because he has a young family, so he can continue his ambassadorial work with Arsenal and because that is where he spent the entirety of a playing career that began at Tottenham Hotspur in 1992, ended at Newcastle United in May 2011 (he officially called it a day 12 months later) and in between earned him a reputation as one of the finest central defenders of his generation. Familiarity breeds comfort but for Campbell the search for a post on these shores has become increasingly disheartening.

“I’ve spoken to a couple of agents to help get the word out that I’m available but so far there’s only been tentative inquiries,” he says. “Some clubs may be thinking: ‘We don’t want to talk to Sol because of his history,’ but that’s what an interview is for – meet the person and get to know what he’s actually like. If I don’t impress you in an interview then fine, but at least give me that chance. That’s all I want; to talk to a chairman or owner about my philosophy and what I can do for their team. I’m a winner. I love to build. I’ve got great ideas. I’ve got the passion. I’m very diligent, and if given a chance I’ll work my rear end off to be a success.”

Campbell’s passion is emphatic and what also catches the attention is his mention of “history”, which, it becomes obvious, is in reference to his outspokenness on British football’s attitude to race. In an interview with the Guardian in September 2013, Campbell suggested “archaic” attitudes to black players in this country would force him to begin his coaching career abroad and six months later, in an extract from his biography that appeared in the Sunday Times, he accused the Football Association of being “institutionally racist”.

In both instances it can be argued Campbell has a point, and as for opportunities for black coaches the situation has, if anything, got worse. In September 2013 there were four British and Irish BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) managers working across England’s 92 professional clubs – that figure is now down to two: Chris Hughton at Brighton & Hove Albion and Keith Curle at Carlisle United. Last month Heather Rabbatts stood down as a nonexecutive director of the FA because of her frustration at the lack of British black coaches in football.

Campbell would, then, be within his rights to stand by his views but he is keen to stay away from such controversy. “I don’t want to rub anyone up the wrong way,” he explains. “I’ve got to the stage where I don’t want to keep banging the same drum. I’m a doer and I just want to do it. Whatever attitudes, prejudices, stereotypical ideas that are in front of me, I will break them. But the only way I can break them is by getting a job, and if I need to start in the gutter, I will start in the gutter and work my way up. Money isn’t an issue.”

And how would a Sol Campbell-led side, here or abroad, perform? “Very defensive but amazing on the counterattack,” he says. “Like Arsenal of old.”

There follows a chuckle, with Campbell clearly aware that replicating the style of play that made him, Vieira and others not only title winners under Arsčne Wenger but invincibles is easier said than done.

Campbell is serious, however, when tackling the assertion that one reason he may struggle to break into management is because of the widely held view that great players generally fail to become great managers. “Zidane. Cruyff. Rijkaard. Pep. Even Deschamps – they’ve all achieved a heck of a lot as managers and they were all great players,” he replies. “So no, I’m not buying that. It’s about being given a chance, that’s all I want. And once I get into the system, that’s it, I’ll be flying.”

Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Flex on October 22, 2017, 01:45:16 AM
Campbell sees bright future in T&T football.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


SOL CAMPBELL, assistant coach of the Trinidad and Tobago men’s football team, sees a bright future in the squad, as they look towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The 43-year-old ex-England defender, who was recruited by men’s coach Dennis Lawrence in March, said in a recent interview, “sometimes we’ve got to get on with it. (The 2018 Road to Russia campaign was) difficult.

“Obviously it was a new management,” he continued. “We’ve shown improvement and we’ve shown that we can win games. That’s the main thing. We’ve just got to get it together.”

Campbell added, “In terms of the players, sometimes when the players go away, they’ve got to maintain that high level of training so when they come back to play for us, they’re nice and strong.”

This was Campbell’s first high-profile coaching stint, but he is unsure of what his future, both short-term and long-term will be.

“It’s all up in the air,” he noted. “I think I enjoyed the win (against the United States). I want to keep on coaching. I want to be in the football environment. So I’ll keep on plugging away.”

Campbell, who starred with Tottenham, Arsenal and Portsmouth in the English Premier League, was born to Jamaican parents. But this was his first time in Trinidad.

“I haven’t been to Tobago,” he admitted. “I’ll (like to go) there and check it out. I’ve only been to Maracas beach.

At the same time, I’ve been working with the team so I haven’t had too much time off. It’s been all about getting the team right and helping out and supporting Dennis.”

Will he also want to help Caribbean football, as well as footballers get contracts in the United Kingdom?

Campbell replied, “We have to get this right first, get the Caribbean right first, get the team right and I think everything will look after itself.

As long as we can do everything properly and professionally, from top to toe, the results will shine. It’s now about how (T&T) improve and keep on striving for the future, and doing the right things.”

Finally, how he foresees Arsenal’s fortunes in the 2016-2017 Premier League season?

The muscular Campbell responded, “It’s early days. We’ve got to keep on going. You never know what’s going to happen.

Hopefully we can get one or two players around January time. It’s going to be interesting. It’s a strong league. Manchester United, (Manchester) City, Chelsea, they’re really (doing) well. I think Arsenal’s got a chance but we’ve got to keep on going.”

Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: FF on November 27, 2018, 09:18:07 AM
Sol Campbell appointed manager of League 2 Club Macclesfield Town

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/nov/27/sol-campbell-macclesfield-managers-job
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 27, 2018, 03:06:05 PM
Congrats to Sol. He kept pushing his message from the trenches. Hopefully he gets more than ah 'managerial cobo sweat'.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: soccerman on November 27, 2018, 05:20:46 PM
Good for Sol, have to start from somewhere, gain experience and build his resume.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Deeks on November 27, 2018, 07:38:27 PM
If it good for Sol, then it is also good for Dennis.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: maxg on November 27, 2018, 10:22:36 PM
So Dwight still holding he breath for premier, suppose the ppl cyah tell when he turn blue. Somebody tell him we have a Rangers in the PFL nah
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Deeks on November 28, 2018, 07:11:48 AM
So Dwight still holding he breath for premier, suppose the ppl cyah tell when he turn blue. Somebody tell him we have a Rangers in the PFL nah

I luv Dwight. I think he did great for TT and WI players in Europe. But he eh serious when it come to coaching. Dwight could have gotten started in the pro or super leagues easily. Or even try a conference team in England. He may have English passport but that does not mean he is entitled to be given a upper level coaching job. A head coaching in England is a difficult thing to get. Look how Gerrard had to go outside of England to get that current job he holds. Lampard went in the trenches also before getting Derby.  Zidane coached Madrid's junior teams before getting the senior team. Look how Latas has been plodding in the trenches all these years. Whappen, he doh want to get mud on face? Also he must take into consideration he has to battle other continental coaches. Pepe, Jose, Klopp, Sarri, Wenger, to name a few. Maybe he has some strategy that we don't about.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: FF on November 28, 2018, 09:19:58 AM
Deeks I feel you but use better examples nah.

Lampard went straight to a championship club and Dwight has applied for that level job in the past.
Gerrard went straight to Rangers. Not exactly slumming it.
Zidane coached Real Madrid Castilla in the Segunda B.

Dwight has been known to spend time conducting sessions with Man U reserves. This is similar to what Gerrard and Lampard managerial experience has been prior to accepting their positions. Now I not saying is anything sinister, perhaps Dwight does not have the aptitude or teams are afraid to take a chance on a player who was a known Playboy and regular tabloid fodder. Perhaps.

Maybe the conference teams don't compensate as much as his various appearance gigs and TV commentary does. In which case he is loathe to take the hard way around?
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: congo on November 28, 2018, 09:32:08 PM
Dwight delusional.

It  is difficult for a black british born former english player to get a top managerial job in England.

Why would they offer Dwight a job when he not even  british born and never even represented the country?

That's like us offering some Guyanese or bajan former pro league player the job  when we have people like Dwarika etc available.

Alluh forget the next level of managers also being groomed for the national team? So the more of them getting the experience the better it is for the national team selection.

Dwight fighting a losing battle. Drogba would quicker get the Chelsea job before Dwight even get a whiff at Man U reserves.  Dwight isn't even "british" so infront of him are black british former players.

Plus it probably doesn't help that his personal life is always splattered across the front-papers every now and then neither.

He should probably aim for Asst at USL, MLS etc and even that would be difficult.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Deeks on November 28, 2018, 10:32:07 PM
Well Congo, you explained it better than me.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: congo on November 29, 2018, 09:00:07 AM
The man has zero claim to a job in England.

He tries to make it a race issue but the problem with that is that HE is a foreign national.

He isn't British/English.

Lampard/Gerrard etc may be curry favour but also remember they are both club and country "legends".

Does anyone in the UK take Dwight seriously? Football is a business and managers are in control of multi million pound assets. Would Dwight's personal affairs affect the brand of the football club etc.

It may be a race issue for black british footballers but it may not be an issue for Dwight. It may just be a case of Dwight being a non EU national from a country with significantly less football capital.

The man has choices like people rightfully said. He can start here in TnT or even try the lower leagues in England. I do recall him saying he rejected an offer from the lower leagues a couple years ago but I could be wrong. He can also try the far east and asia etc.

He seems to want to hold on to Man U as much as possible but growth and opportunities may require migration.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 29, 2018, 09:12:30 AM
congo, isn't your position regarding Dwight and branding undermined by the reality that he essentially serves as a brand ambassador of several entities, including Manchester United?
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: congo on November 29, 2018, 10:42:45 AM
congo, isn't your position regarding Dwight and branding undermined by the reality that he essentially serves as a brand ambassador of several entities, including Manchester United?

I don't think being a Brand Ambassador for UTD is a big deal. I'm sure that is something that is available to all players regardless of their past "misdeeds".

It's not like he's the face of the club. Being a manager of a club is different and attracts a different level of attention from "fans" and media. I think he would be much more welcomed by the British public if his personal life wasn't tied to a person who is now considered a walking train wreck.

I'm not sure what else is a brand ambassador for? I saw something he had with an alcohol brand but that seems to be tied in to Utd as well. I think brands in the UK would honestly steer clear of him because of his ex. Tough situation regardless.

No owner/club would want their manager's personal life in the news every couple of days.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/katie-price-demands-500k-dwight-13614292

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6399009/Katie-Price-urges-Harveys-absent-father-Dwight-Yorke-life-emotional-snap.html

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/moment-katie-price-found-out-13526888
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 29, 2018, 12:46:59 PM
I'm not convinced that Dwight is being punished or suffering the consequences of Katie Price - certainly not exclusively. It also has not impeded the media from having him play a role on match day pre-match and post-match. After John Terry becomes a manager lehwe talk. Giggs also had salacious coverage that directly concerned his conduct and he is along the way.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 29, 2018, 12:49:27 PM
The man has zero claim to a job in England.

He tries to make it a race issue but the problem with that is that HE is a foreign national.

He isn't British/English.

Lampard/Gerrard etc may be curry favour but also remember they are both club and country "legends".

Does anyone in the UK take Dwight seriously? Football is a business and managers are in control of multi million pound assets. Would Dwight's personal affairs affect the brand of the football club etc.

It may be a race issue for black british footballers but it may not be an issue for Dwight. It may just be a case of Dwight being a non EU national from a country with significantly less football capital.

The man has choices like people rightfully said. He can start here in TnT or even try the lower leagues in England. I do recall him saying he rejected an offer from the lower leagues a couple years ago but I could be wrong. He can also try the far east and asia etc.

He seems to want to hold on to Man U as much as possible but growth and opportunities may require migration.

According to the Home Office, what's Dwight's status?
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: congo on November 29, 2018, 01:38:00 PM
I'm not convinced that Dwight is being punished or suffering the consequences of Katie Price - certainly not exclusively. It also has not impeded the media from having him play a role on match day pre-match and post-match. After John Terry becomes a manager lehwe talk. Giggs also had salacious coverage that directly concerned his conduct and he is along the way.

I don't think that it is about "punishment". More about it not being a good "look" for the club. Again, those roles, match day etc are not major roles requiring major responsibilities. They take any reputable footballer off the street for entertainment purposes. They show up, have make up applied to them and talk for 90 minutes.

The man isn't some pariah, he just fell into media trap of being viewed as "dead beat" dad. It doesn't help that he is black and she is white neither.

Remember Terry and Giggs may have also done dirty but they didn't do it with a national trainwreck who every couple of days reminds the entire nation. The general public keep replaying those episodes over and over again.

Are we completely ignoring Thierry Henry and Patrick Viera. But just look what it took though....2 former decorated footballers who were considered to be the best of their generation in their positions.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: congo on November 29, 2018, 01:54:29 PM
The man has zero claim to a job in England.

He tries to make it a race issue but the problem with that is that HE is a foreign national.

He isn't British/English.

Lampard/Gerrard etc may be curry favour but also remember they are both club and country "legends".

Does anyone in the UK take Dwight seriously? Football is a business and managers are in control of multi million pound assets. Would Dwight's personal affairs affect the brand of the football club etc.

It may be a race issue for black british footballers but it may not be an issue for Dwight. It may just be a case of Dwight being a non EU national from a country with significantly less football capital.

The man has choices like people rightfully said. He can start here in TnT or even try the lower leagues in England. I do recall him saying he rejected an offer from the lower leagues a couple years ago but I could be wrong. He can also try the far east and asia etc.

He seems to want to hold on to Man U as much as possible but growth and opportunities may require migration.

According to the Home Office, what's Dwight's status?

Legal status is different from "cultural" status. Doesn't mean that he would be viewed as "one of them". He would still be viewed as an immigrant. They already kick up a fuss for the other EU managers in the league and managing the national team. The status just makes it easier to process the paper work to go through but there are still cultural barriers to break down.

I think that the message is valid I just don't think that it can come from Dwight. I think that is something that british born players  such as Sol and probably even Shaka could try and fight seeing as that is THEIR country of birth. Dwight could always pack up and go back Tobago if he fed up.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: Deeks on November 29, 2018, 05:41:16 PM
Shaka case is a bit different. Yes he born in England and has rights as any British born. But Shaka has a Trinidadianess in him that may even put him at a disadvantage when applying for a coaching job. But he has found his way in broadcasting.
Title: Re: Sol Campbell Thread
Post by: ffisback on December 02, 2018, 06:34:59 AM
Trinidadians have been living in a false sense of reality they think everything in life is suppose to be easy the black Americans have been dealing with obstacles all there lives that they had to overcome and they succeeded Trinidadians always chose the easy way out.