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Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« on: January 20, 2019, 08:37:26 PM »
Oliver Camps died today.
Meant to say more on this but I was in Cuba with limited net.

Met Camps a number of times, sometimes professionally others personally  as we have family in common.

It was the norm for me to bounce him up on Christmas Day at a relative's house.

I remember every tme he walked in I would think "this is the JW imps." but at the end of the day, it was easy to have a liking for him. Very easy guy to talk to. He had a very easy going, down to earth way about him.

Steve David was in Egypt hanging around the Stadium trying to get in for a TT match at the U 16 WC. When Camps saw him and asked him what he was doing, he just told David to jump on the bus with the TT team. Problem solved.

VB

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Football / Re: Ah make yuh out
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:25:44 PM »
I remember Sean Walkes but I wasnt sure so I refrained.

There was Don Harry from South, the GK. Got dropped after the Guyana game.

Could be wrong but maybe Ross Russel was there too.

Also Warner brought in a guy from Toco that he had "discovered." I believe it ws him playing on the left and goingto great pains to get the ball onto his right foot before shooting.
Also Dexter Sandy.

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Football / Re: Ah make yuh out
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:46:36 PM »
I remember Sean Walkes but I wasnt sure so I refrained.

There was Don Harry from South, the GK. Got dropped after the Guyana game.

Could be wrong but maybe Ross Russel was there too.

Also Warner brought in a guy from Toco that he had "discovered." I believe it ws him playing on the left and goingto great pains to get the ball onto his right foot before shooting.

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Football / Re: Ah make yuh out
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:32:05 PM »
Deeks,

I remember that 84 game. I was living in TT then and I think it was a warm up game for the Nat. Youth team.

I seem to remember Granville or Carter or both playing in that game.

VB

That game was at the velodrome. Carter was in goal. They were preparing for the Concacaf youth tournament which was to be held in TT.  The team had some very good players. I think they lost to the US on pks in the semis. Not sure, because I had left to come back state side. It was nice being home. I spent a month.

That was the yr before in the U 16 tournament.

I think the US did beat us in the quarter or something like that. However in the group stage we lost to Guyana 2-1.

Marcelle, Faustin, Hutson Charles, Prince, Leonson Lewis, Remy were some of the names on that team.

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Football / Re: Ah make yuh out
« on: January 13, 2019, 08:58:36 PM »
Deeks,

I remember that 84 game. I was living in TT then and I think it was a warm up game for the Nat. Youth team.

I seem to remember Granville or Carter or both playing in that game.

VB

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Football / Re: Stern John Thread
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:34:55 AM »
Ok, letís how this plays out. If he is good enough, will he want to for Eng. or TT?

England until he thinks that ship has sailed.

I think that is understood with every player based in England or the US.

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Football / Re: Connectionís Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:22:08 PM »
M W Ling is improving he had his best game as a professional footballer he scored his 1st goal as a professional and he hit the cross bar twice from free kicks I think he deserve a chance to play on NT.

That is your criteria for national selection?

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

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Football / RIP Oliver Camps
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:09:00 PM »
Oliver Camps died today.

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Football / Re: Isaiah Lee Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 09:07:28 AM »
Any relation to Dexter Lee?

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Football / Re: Jerren Nixon Jr. Thread
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:38:23 PM »
I don't understand why somebody who has a son with a European passport move to the  U S A if he wants his son to develop into a football player.
It's easier to make the USA team.

Although you have a point, perhaps his father wants him to have an education.
Shaka Hislop had a British passport and it worked for him.

VB

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Football / Re: Jerren Nixon Jr. Thread
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:12:56 PM »
OUtrunning the defenders nicely.

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Football / Re: Nick DeLeon declines T&T call-up.
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:10:04 PM »
I wondered if it was only me?

I thought he had already made his decision?

I guess Jurgen could ketch ah vaps and all of ah sudden decide to call him up in the middle ah WC qualifying?

Two years later and the man is now 28.

Don't worry in the next 18 months if the US still blanking him, he will make his move.

The truth is he is doing what all others before him have done. He will come to TT only if the land of his birth doesn't want him.

Remember J Loyd Samuel made us wait about a decade. We were running after him since he was 19.

VB

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Football / tten and live streams of the Super League
« on: November 25, 2018, 02:03:51 PM »
Tten used to have a live stream of Super League games on FB and their website.

For about three weeks now - nothing. In fact their live stream on their site seems down.

I sent a message a few weeks back but in true TT style no one answered me.

Anybody knows where we can live links for the Super League??

VB

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Football / Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« on: November 20, 2018, 12:53:46 PM »
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product



In my day Mucurapo Jr/Sr. was on the same lot of land, right across from Fatima.

I findi it hard to believe they would rename two schools on the same lot so I guessing East and West are in different locations.

VB

Mucurapo East Sec was Mucurapo Senior Compre. and Mucurapo West Sec was Mucurapo Jr Sec as far as I'm aware. These changes came into effect roughly 10 years ago.

So yuh telling me that Muc. West is really a Jr. sec side or do they go up to form V and Muc. East is the form VI block???

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Football / Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« on: November 20, 2018, 12:14:02 PM »
Anyone here following this competition? There's been some interesting developments:

- Montserrat has a chance to make the Gold cup. They lost a tight game to El Salvador. However they pulled off wins against Belize and Aruba.

- Curacao is a strong team. Right now they toying wirh Guadeloupe (a team we struggle with). Curacao up by 6 over Guadeloupe.

- Turks and Caicos beat SVG. Which was a shocker to me.

- Bermuda has a chance to make it to the Gold cup. They beat El Salvador. Another surprise.

This competition is going to raise the level of competition in the region. Seems like many players from Europe are playing for their parent and grandparents birth place. This explains Montserrat.. and even Guyana pick up a bunch of Uk boys with Guyanese heritage.

We got some work to do..



I thought Montserat got frigged up by a Vocanoe twenty years ago. I guess they have people living there again.

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Football / Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:21:30 AM »
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product



In my day Mucurapo Jr/Sr. was on the same lot of land, right across from Fatima.

I findi it hard to believe they would rename two schools on the same lot so I guessing East and West are in different locations.

VB

yuh probably guessing wrong. Is Trini we talking bout. I willing to bet MJS is in fact Mucurapo Wast

I just googled Mucurapo East and it says they are in St. James.  :o

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Football / Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« on: November 20, 2018, 01:24:20 AM »
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product



In my day Mucurapo Jr/Sr. was on the same lot of land, right across from Fatima.

I findi it hard to believe they would rename two schools on the same lot so I guessing East and West are in different locations.

VB

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Football / Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:57:14 PM »
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

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Football / Re: Greg Ranjitsingh Thread
« on: November 14, 2018, 02:57:45 PM »
Considering the age and level of football our GKs are playing, I think they should focus on GR and the Danish fellow for the next year (with what few friendlies we have ) and give us a better idea of the mix.

Don't know what more he can do other than keep on performing.

VB

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Football / Re: Greg Ranjitsingh Thread
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:54:54 PM »
Interesting how no MLS team has come calling yet.

The MLS team may have better keepers, do we?

Maybe they did and he didn't like the offer. He wouldn't be the first TT player to turn down an MLS offer.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: The Walking Dead Thread
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:06:23 PM »
Like is only me watching the show.

I give up on dat show.

Why??

Like unless there is a gorry death people not interested.

Now that GOT is in its last stages, this is still magical to me.

VB

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: The Walking Dead Thread
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:28:09 PM »
Like is only me watching the show.

Amazed that the Lesbian cop still alive, yet I have not seen so far this season.

That fire scene intense but ridiculous. No way you sleeping while someon take away your gune and pour gas over you. The fumes alone would wake you up.

VB

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Football / Re: 2018 CONCACAF Men's U-20 Championship Thread
« on: November 08, 2018, 06:46:43 PM »
can't believe benny can't get ah run in this team

On a cost-benefit analysis, was it worth it to fly him from Portugal? That question has to be asked. Not exclusively because he was used sparingly, but also because he wasn't even in the same time zone when the whistle blew to kick off the opening match, due to another moment of administrative genius. Of course, mere selection is no guarantee of playing time, but the narrative that preceded the tournament suggests that ~ 24 minutes of football for Benny, over the course of the tournament, falls squarely in the category of the unlikely (although I am mindful of his belated introduction many months ago in the tournament on home soil). It's the sort of question that would command the inquiry of the football media in football nations. One would imagine that he isn't injured as that is typically stated transparently. Was he a square peg in the coach's vision of round holes? Were there disciplinary or motivational concerns? Or, has he been held in reserve to dazzle the highly regarded USVI?

I am confused by Benny's absence as well.

In my opinion Benny and Garcia are the two best players on the team. Amazingly Benny saw no action against our toughest opponent the US and neither was played vs Suriname. In Garcia's case I understand he may have been rested due to a lot of action but what was the excuse for Benny.

Having your two best players on the bench and losing  2-0 makes no sense.

VB

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Football / Re: 2018 CONCACAF Men's U-20 Championship Thread
« on: November 03, 2018, 08:32:47 PM »
dat rico team lil awful though, but we defending like we doh have defenders, dat blonde hair fella never once try to get across d attacker, in fact his movement kept taking him away from d chance to intercept :cursing: ,ah glad for d win eh...but we still not coaching defense FFS :cursing: :cursing: :banginghead: :banginghead: https://twitter.com/Concacaf/status/1058839071634718722


Could just as easilly been 5-3.
Not too bad considering our two best players started off on the bench.

Sadly these first two games were our warm up matches. Reality will kick in vs the US.

VB

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Football / Re: 2018 CONCACAF Men's U-20 Championship Thread
« on: November 01, 2018, 12:43:02 PM »
Great fightback. Have to wonder what we could with proper preparation.
I remember Brian Williams doing well with the U-20s some years back.

Will certainly have to up our game for the US.

VB

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Football / Re: 2018 CONCACAF Men's U-20 Championship Thread
« on: November 01, 2018, 11:35:38 AM »
I don't think we had any warm up games so this will have to be it.
Good comeback from TT after being 2-0 down, dominating the game but soft finishing.

We have a chance to win this.

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Football / Re: 2018 CONCACAF Men's U-20 Championship Thread
« on: November 01, 2018, 09:25:09 AM »
I don't know why I am asking but ....links??

VB

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Football / Re: Leon Carpette Thread
« on: October 26, 2018, 10:17:36 PM »
RIP Leon Carpette.

As youth when I first started following TT football, his name was mentioned alongside other greats such as De Leon, Steve David and others.

VB

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Football / Re: 2018 CONCACAF Men's U-20 Championship Thread
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:39:40 PM »
My heart breaks for this team.

The questions that begs to be asked is why even send them?


I can't blame Latas for this one. Surely he can go to Scotland and do better?

VB

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