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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Wales Game (20-Mar-2019)
« on: March 18, 2019, 02:54:51 PM »
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Tech­ni­cal Staff

Den­nis Lawrence (coach), Stu­art Charles-Fevri­er (as­sis­tant coach), Stern John (as­sis­tant coach), Ross Rus­sell (goal­keep­er coach), Suresh Moo­nan (team doc­tor), Dave Isacc (medic), Saron Joseph (phys­io­ther­a­pist), Sam Hug­gins (train­er), Michael Williams (equip­ment man­ag­er), Wayne Cun­ning­ham (lo­gis­tics man­ag­er), Shaun Fuentes (me­dia of­fi­cer), Richard Piper (Team man­ag­er).

So ... am ... the team doctor is normally/regularly engaged with sport medicine matters?

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Wales Game (20-Mar-2019)
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:12:46 PM »
The June start is a much-modified kick-off date for the league. Let's not pretend that it is not. The projected start date has been shifted and adjusted not through planning to start in June from the inception, but through having to make incremental changes to strike a balance as the league strives to get on firmer ground.

AM, I know you are not the messenger or water carrier for the league. Nonetheless, what you have pointed out emphasizes one of the maladies with the state of domestic football that I have alluded to ... there is something strikingly wrong with the picture of one team deep into a training regimen and other teams in various stages of engagement from idleness/relative idleness to trying to achieve the financial prerogatives necessary to be included in this year's competition and to attract players/rebuild squads. There is never firm ground where there is shifting sand and there are elements surrounding the league that play out like musical chairs ... some club is always the odd man out. Also, the condition of mass exodus of players at club level in domestic football has to be addressed.

The picture of shifting starting dates and league calendars has been an unstable and accommodating one from year to year. In theory and in practice, that should not be the case. The PL's flexible start dates have been influenced by several factors, many of which revolve around financing. But the practice does not kick the theory to the curb.

This year, with the UEFA input ... we get it, there's a comprehensive picture that can't be plastered over or rushed. And, the decision-makers in the league are frank and plain talking people, not obstructionists.

I say all of that as a friend of the PL who literally spent tens of hours trying to help impartially at club level with an innovative solution when no subvention was available. Even that was hard.

It's an open secret that the provisional squad had players in various states of inactivity.  What I'm suggesting is that the preparation for Wales need not have been viewed as a binary choice, because not all players who are or should be on the cusp of a NT call-ups are at Rangers or Police, because they themselves shared the same states of inactivity shared by those actually brought in to the provisional prep.

There is no perfect solution or choice. Just options, choices and optimality.

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Football / Re: Men's U-17 Thread
« on: March 18, 2019, 05:40:35 AM »
Standing on its own, the idea of a combine in the US is a good one. I hope Stern finds a player or three to his liking.

However, those of us who have long called for the maintenance of a database of eligible players would suggest that the logistics of any such camp should be driven by the data, not by the tail wagging the dog.

Yes, better to do something rather than nothing, but this something could have been conceived without regard to who would coach the squad.

If we look at the symptoms and drill down, we'll find that this 11th hour nod to foreigners is essentially another manifestation of a rotten core at the HQ of football.

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Football / Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« on: March 17, 2019, 11:11:15 PM »
By the way, who will coach Santa Rosa this year?

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Wales Game (20-Mar-2019)
« on: March 17, 2019, 11:06:52 PM »
Other thing: why not play teams that finished at the top of the Pro League in the prep matches. The teams that would have been preparing for the CONCACAF Champions League, for instance. Or was the non-compliance issue an internal secret already? Why not play the strongest local opposition rather than the weakest?
Rangers were the only team in training. No other team was really training before carnival. In fact, most still aren't. Rangers have also enlisted a lot of the star players and starters from the other teams after their take over.

Scandalous for a pro league that has had a projected March start date, but a distortion that reflects what a corporate presence can achieve.

Also, say, enlisting a Jerry Moe, a Keith Jeffrey, a Angus Eve to pull together a representative squad to play the national team would not have hurt as alternative competition.



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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Wales Game (20-Mar-2019)
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:59:27 PM »
If I'm Levi Garcia, this is a match I want to play 70-90 minutes at high level of concentration and intensity with a good mix of individual product and telling contributions to the collective orientation. Even if we lose the match, there can still be winners and then everyone wins. Bubble de pot, Levi. You have the tools!

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Wales Game (20-Mar-2019)
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:41:55 PM »
Other thing: why not play teams that finished at the top of the Pro League in the prep matches. The teams that would have been preparing for the CONCACAF Champions League, for instance. Or was the non-compliance issue an internal secret already? Why not play the strongest local opposition rather than the weakest?

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Football / Re: TTFA News Thread.
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:27:57 PM »
Presumably none of these ppl will be volunteers.
History indicates otherwise doh, till one contracts a lawyer, ent ?

Correct is right. Name yuh salary is joke ting.  :bs:

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Wales Game (20-Mar-2019)
« on: March 17, 2019, 01:46:30 PM »
So we have a Team Manager and a Logistics Manager. Ah love it.


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Football / Re: TTFA News Thread.
« on: March 16, 2019, 11:07:07 PM »
Presumably none of these ppl will be volunteers.

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Football / Re: Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« on: March 16, 2019, 11:01:49 PM »
UEFA started the purchase period a few days ago. Those tickets and de Copa del Rey tickets doh have a "democratic price point" ... at least not if yuh doh want de players to look like a satellite image from space.

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Wales Game (20-Mar-2019)
« on: March 16, 2019, 02:08:45 PM »
Who, if anyone, geh pick because of the "herbal dismissals"?

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Football / Re: Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« on: March 15, 2019, 05:35:56 PM »
Three T&T clubs banned by Concacaf.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


T&T football has faced another embarrassing set-back after it was revealed following a reconvened T&T Football Association (TTFA) board meeting that the three clubs, which qualified for the 2019 Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship, have been barred by Concacaf from participating in this year’s event over a supposed failure by the association to meet the confederation’s club licensing requirements.

W Connection, North East Stars FC and Police FC all qualified for the championship by virtue of their standing at the end of the last TT Pro League season.

Board member Keith Look Loy issued a report of Wednesday’s reconvened board meeting, telling stakeholders, “Concacaf has advised TTFA that it has failed to properly implement the confederation’s club licensing regulations and programme.”

He said the TTFA’s club licensing manager has since been dismissed with a replacement pending, and that a club licensing department will be created.

On Concacaf’s website the club licensing programme is said to focus on five specific functional areas of a club, namely its infrastructure, sporting, personnel and administration, legal and finance.

Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb describes it as “an ambitious project that will surely deliver benefits to all teams in the region and will elevate the standards in all the basic functional areas of a club operation and profitability,” while the confederation’s general secretary Enrique Sanz is quoted as saying, “this new project has been greatly received by all our member associations... We trust, amongst other positive aspects, that the new system will play a crucial role in raising the level of the Concacaf Champions League.”

The creation of a club licensing system is mandated by FIFA with the goal of advancing clubs at all levels.

The website also noted: “The Concacaf Club Licensing system is considered to be a long-term activity and the objective is to have it fully implemented for the 2015-2016 CONCACAF Champions League. Ultimately, Club Licensing will play a key role in supporting the development of football within the region and is anticipated to raise the level of professionalism in clubs, while improving their efficiency.

“We recognise that the implementation of this system will take time, but we have FIFA’s full support during this process,” Sanz said on the website.

Meanwhile, Look Loy described the development as “a disgrace for our football and our country as a whole,” while calling for the resignation of the administration.

“Since 2017 there have been repeated complaints about TTFA’s club licensing regime and they were ignored by the John-Williams administration. This is yet more evidence of this administration’s failure,” Look Loy said, adding, “Now, dozens of our players will be denied an international experience and the opportunity to place themselves in the international shop window. This entire administration should resign.”

Newsday attempted to reach Concacaf yesterday for more information but was unsuccessful.


This writer is usually a bit more tuned in.

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Football / Re: Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« on: March 15, 2019, 05:07:07 AM »
Doh make joke, dahis ting to resign for or have resignations demanded!

There's such a thing as oversight! Distracted dictators doh get excused.

Well, Michelle Lynch the club licensing manager was dismissed.

And yuh know she shouldn't be the last head to roll out. It appears (I'm being generous) that the people to whom she would have been responsive and accountable were asleep at the wheel.

What?! To use a political example, dis is ting ah Opposition would pong ah Government on mercilessly and with good reason.

Lehwe see how vociferous the injured parties are (particularly the North East Stars contingent).

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Football / Re: Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« on: March 14, 2019, 07:57:42 PM »
Doh make joke, dahis ting to resign for or have resignations demanded!

There's such a thing as oversight! Distracted dictators doh get excused.

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Football / Re: Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« on: March 14, 2019, 06:34:08 PM »
Trinidad and Tobago football clubs look set to miss out on the 2019 Caribbean Club Championship and the 2019 Concacaf Champions League due to the alleged failure of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) to properly execute its club licensing programme - Wired868.

W Connection throat geh cut under DJW's watch? Nah! Something would have to be seriously twisted.

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Football / Re: Players drug test Thread
« on: March 13, 2019, 02:22:32 PM »
I once inquired whether the Pro League had a performance enhancing protocol in place. Guess what the answer was.

(In some ways this is like Pasarella saying he didn't want any long-haired players on his squad. Or no?)


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Football / Re: Players drug test Thread
« on: March 13, 2019, 02:19:24 PM »
I heard a rumour that Diego Maradona failed a drug test at a World Cup. Anyone hear the same thing?

Or was the information suppressed by a veil of secrecy?

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Football / Re: Yohance Marshall Thread
« on: March 13, 2019, 05:24:34 AM »
Congratulations to both and especial big up to Yohance for pulling that off at this stage of his career. When interviewed while at NE Stars and at QPCC he had stated returning overseas was a goal and he scored. Niceness!

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Football / Re: Players drug test Thread
« on: March 13, 2019, 05:18:29 AM »
I heard a rumour that Diego Maradona failed a drug test at a World Cup. Anyone hear the same thing?

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Football / Re: Willis Plaza Thread
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:31:22 PM »
Congrats to Plaza. :applause: It could have been another journey without any production.

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Wales Game (20-Mar-2019)
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:45:06 PM »
Should DL call up players like Hoyte and Plaza who are active? I know their age is a factor but all the Wales players will be in prime form given they're playing every week in Europe.

No.

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Football / Re: Men's U-17 Thread
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:41:38 PM »
I like Kenwyne's inclusion. Let's consider it as another way of him giving back to T&T.

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Football / Re: 2019 T&T Pro League Thread
« on: March 10, 2019, 07:56:57 AM »
Up, up and away, yes?

On the basis of what has been reported, it seems frightfully irresponsible to have announced bringing Cunupia into the league and then now to announce that they will not be part of the league because of the UEFA consultation (which was not unanticipated and which was targeted precisely to exploring structural/operating considerations within the PL). Let no one forget this was not the consultants first visit.

Yuh know what silly asylumseeker would have done? He would have vigorously suggested incorporating Cunupia FC into the dialogue as a partner with a stake in the outcome and have them 'incentivized' as an active participant.

Unnecessarily ... this leaves the league open to questions and challenges.

Hopefully what was agreed contemplated discretion by the Pro League to change course regarding Cunupia's admission.

However, comments suggest that there was/is a lack of clarity regarding whether Cunupia would be included in receiving subvention from the GoTT ... given the history of the league, that seems to be a component that one would expect to have been defined at the time of deciding on admission to the Pro League.

Overall these initial public comments suggest a loosely constructed agreement or understanding.

Time to tidy things up


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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Wales Game (20-Mar-2019)
« on: March 10, 2019, 07:05:49 AM »
This match is SOLD OUT.

Could the TTFA comment on how many tickets were allocated to visiting fans?


 :)

Yuh would think we would know by now.

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Football / Re: Ross Russell Thread
« on: March 10, 2019, 06:53:46 AM »
"I have two brilliant goalkeepers in Adrian Foncette and Marvin Phillip. I think they work hard everyday."

Game, set, match?

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General Discussion / Re: Venezuelans and T&T Thread
« on: March 08, 2019, 05:42:41 PM »
Believe it or not, all aid is politically motivated and all aid comes with a price. Second, neutrality is a fundamental underpinning of the operations of relief and international organizations like the UN. Nothing surprising about their position. They have to protect their ability to effect their core mission without compromising it in the absence of a lack of consultation/consensus (between the US and Venezuelan authorities) about the delivery of such aid.

Another US administration would have finessed this differently through back channels. It is certainly more difficult to finesse Kim Jong-un than Maduro. What's preventing penetration with Maduro? (Among the answers to that question are the futures of individuals such as El Aissami mentioned above  and Elías Jaua).

The Venezuela issue is not an issue on which any government about these parts should be neutral. Who are we kidding? We have a crisis that has manifested direct implications and consequences within our borders and we feign pretence at neutrality? We are not neutral. On the one hand we are economic opportunists leveraging political cowardice, a lack of moral authority and a lack of leadership and on the other hand we could have seen these days coming many moons ago. Yet, nothing in our policy suggests that we have been anything other than reacting reflexively to the Venezuelan presence within the country.

At the time I posted, I was aware of the Trojan horse concern but it bolsters rather than undermines my view. If the analysis for Maduro comes down to covering his ass or feeding his people, we know what he would choose. And the blockage of the Tienditas bridge is as I stated emblematic of the nonsense.

Do we really have an interest in halting the migratory flow? If so, what should our foreign policy reflect to get us there?

De shot call today.

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Football / Re: Ataulla Guerra Thread.
« on: March 06, 2019, 04:59:32 PM »
WATCH: Ataullah Guerra speaking about club and national team football during preparations for the March 20, 2019 match between Wales and Trinidad and Tobago to be held at Racecourse Ground, Wrexham.

<a href="https://youtube.com/v/xocfyDF-p40" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/xocfyDF-p40</a>

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Football / Re: Trendsetter Hawks
« on: March 06, 2019, 04:36:44 PM »
WATCH: Anthony 'Dada' Wickham speaking at the Veteran Footballers Foundation Tournament held recently in Barataria.

<a href="https://youtube.com/v/PDcS0QjCU5Q" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/PDcS0QjCU5Q</a>

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Wales Game (20-Mar-2019)
« on: March 03, 2019, 07:10:24 AM »
Another week and Joevin not among the starting XI? Things already a lil challenging in the fitness department going into this friendly. We cyah afford fewer match sharp players.

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