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Football / Re: 2018 World Cup Thread
« Last post by asylumseeker on Today at 10:51:49 AM »
Yeah they have their issues, but I'm not convinced that Saudi Arabia is well-coached.
Football / Re: 2018 World Cup Thread
« Last post by Deeks on Today at 06:04:29 AM »
CR7 strikes again.
Football / Re: 2018 World Cup Thread
« Last post by Brownsugar on Today at 04:39:43 AM »
Senegal in dey waist!!!   

:duel: :flamethrower: :wavetowel: :party: :whip: :applause: :cheers: :flamethrower: :flamethrower: :applause: :applause: :wavetowel: :wavetowel: :wavetowel:

What a waggonist!

By the way.....whey Robbing and dem?  :devil:

If you was minding mih business properly over the years you would have known I always throw support behind ALL the African teams in addition to the Oranje.......just left mih!!

 :notlistening: :talktothehand:

Football / Re: First Citizens Cup Thread.
« Last post by Flex on Today at 01:41:11 AM »
Dwight Quintero hits debut double as Defence Force Football Team trounce Mic IT-St Anns Rangers 7-2 in First Citizens Cup.

Former Trinidad and Tobago youth player Dwight Quintero arrived off the bench to score twice on his Defence Force FC debut to complete a 7-2 romp over MIC-IT St. Ann’s Rangers in the first game of Monday’s First Citizens Cup 2018 double-header at Ato Boldon Stadium.

The win improved coach Marvin Gordon’s Tetron Boys’ grip at the top of Immortelle Group with six points after two games, three points ahead of Central FC (3 points, 1 game) who they face next Friday.

Club Sando (1 game) and San Juan Jabloteh (2 games) are with one point each after a keenly contested but 0-0 stalemate the second game of Monday’s double-header.

The top two teams at the end of group play advances to the semi-finals on 13 July. The final will be contested on 20 July.

Jabari Mayers had cancelled out a Dylon King goal to level the bottom-positioned Rangers (0 points, 2 games) in the first half, but not even a wonderful second-half Saleem Henry finish was enough to avoid the Adrian Romain coached-side a heavy defeat on a cold wet night in Couva.

Justin Garcia, Brent Sam, Devorn Jorsling, and Reon Moore, who ended with a goal and three assists, all hit the back of the Rangers net in the second half before substitute Quintero, a 24-year-old ex-Central, W Connection and North East Stars forward, ensured a comfortable win with a double separated by Henry’s goal.

It was the sort of performance Gordon had anticipated of his bolstered squad, with the exception of allowing two goals at the back.

“I’m looking forward to more goals [against Rangers] than tonight [against Jabloteh],” Gordon had said after his Tetron Boys trashed the San Juan club 4-0 on 10 June. “I took a look at them (Rangers) (…) and I don’t think they have much to offer. I think we should get some more goals against Rangers.”

King took his tally to three goals in the tournament by making up for two early wasted chances when he curled a right-footer beyond Rangers goalkeeper Cleon John on 20 minutes to give Defence Force a 1-0 lead after skipping a challenge from defender Renaldo Alexander, one of five changes made by Romain from his starting line-up in their 2-0 loss to Central on 10 June.

But attacking midfielder King was blanked on another two scoring chances by some brilliant goalkeeping from John before Mayers levelled Rangers 1-1 seven minutes from the half, beating goalkeeper Sheldon Clarke after a giveaway at the back by defender Justin Garcia.

King spilled yet another chance a minute into the second half, putting a low Sam cross overbar with John at his mercy and at a time he should have had at least a hat-trick to his name before being replaced by veteran playmaker Jerwyn Balthazar.

Justin Garcia, though, had redeemed himself on 52 minutes by heading a right side Jorsling corner past John at the near post to break the floodgates wide open by putting the three-time First Citizens Cup winners back in front 2-1.

Four minutes later Sam, too, redeemed himself at the end of a move involving Balthazar, Jorsling and Moore to cushion the Tetron Boys 3-1 with a left footed blast moments after dragging a shot wide with the goal at his mercy.

Jorsling then made it 4-1 when he flung himself to direct a short feed from Moore past John in the 59th minute before being replaced by Quintero, who less than a minute on and on his first touch, made it 6-1 in the 63rd minute off another assist from Moore who had scored his team’s fifth goal a minute earlier.

Defence Force’s excitement of four goals in a space of 11 minutes saw a lapse in concentration at the back and Rangers utility player Henry punished the opportunity with a low drive past Clarke to reduce the deficit 2-6 at the end of a quick move by Isiah Mc Lean in the 65th minute.

But Quintero, who five years ago on Oct. 18, 2013 equalised against Defence Force in the final of the First Citizens Cup and Central FC went on celebrate their maiden trophy, would get to his double on the other end to complete a 7-2 rout when he flicked a wonderfully-worked Sam cross into the back of the Rangers net with seven minutes left.

Defence Force will resume play on Friday against Central in the first game of another double-header at Ato Boldon Stadium from 6:30pm before Police FC and W Connection battle each other in a top-of-the-table Abercrombie Group clash from 8:30pm.

First Citizens Cup Results

Defence Force FC 7 (Dylon King 20’, Justin Garcia 52’, Brent Sam 56’, Devorn Jorsling 59’, Reon Moore 62’, Dwight Quintero 63’, 83’) v St. Ann’s Rangers 2 (Jabari Mayers 38’, Saleem Henry 65’), at Ato Boldon Stadium;

Club Sando 0 v San Juan Jabloteh 0, at Ato Boldon Stadium.

Immortelle Group

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Defence Force FC 2 2 0 0 11 2 9 6
2 Central FC 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
3 Club Sando 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
4 San Juan Jabloteh 2 0 1 1 0 4 -4 1
5 MIC-IT St. Ann’s Rangers 2 0 0 2 2 9 -7 0

Abercrombie Group

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts.
1 W Connection 2 2 0 0 5 2 3 6
2 Police FC 1 1 0 0 5 1 4 3
3 Point Fortin Civic 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
4 Morvant Caledonia United 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
5 North East Stars 2 0 0 2 1 7 -6 0

Game 1

Defence Force FC: 25.Sheldon Clarke (GK); 3.Jamali Garcia, 4.Dave Long, 8.Brent Sam, 9.Devorn Jorsling (Capt.) (11.Dwight Quintero 63rd minute), 10.Hashim Arcia, 12.Jemel Sebro, 18.Reon Moore, 21.Aklie Edwards (7.Jelani Felix 66th minute), 26.Justin Garcia, 45.Dylon King (99.Jerwyn Balthazar 55th minute).

Unused substitutes: 1.Andre Marchan (GK); 6.Rodell Elcock, 15.Shaquille Bertrand, 16.Kellon Serrette.

Coach: Marvin Gordon

St. Ann’s Rangers: 1.Cleon John (GK) (Capt.); 3.Andel Brown, 6.Saleem Henry, 9.Keon Peters (13.Tyrell Cameron 84th minute), 10.Kristian Meloney (8.Shem Alexander 50th minute), 14.Jabari Mayers, 15.Renaldo Alexander (11.Gerald Meloney 67th minute), 16.Maliq Gumbs, 24.Ethan Bonaparte, 26.Isiah McLean, 29.Holan Joseph.

Unused substitutes: 22.Jabari St. Hillaire (GK), 12.Kwame Hazel, 21.Jerome Cyrus, 23.Jeremiah Vidale.

Coach: Adrian Romain

Referee: Rashby McPhie

Game 2

Club Sando: 34.Kelvin Henry (GK); 5.Trevin Latapy, 6.Kemuel Rivers, 7.Akeem Humphrey, 8.Kevon Piper (12.Michael Basdeo 68th minute), 9.Quinn Rodney (4.Shawndell Augustus 90th minute), 10.Keron Cornwall (11.Russell Alfred 74th minute), 13.Shakiyl Phillip, 16.Micah Lansiquot, 23.Nicholas Thomas, 27.Jayson Joseph (Capt.).

Unused substitutes: 1.Stefan Berkeley (GK); 14.Kadeem Gittens, 18.Aaron Kennedy, 40.Dillon Yearwood.

Coach: Angus Eve

San Juan Jabloteh: 1.Christopher Biggette (GK) (30.Shemel Louison 41st minute); 4.Nical Stephens, 5.Raymond Alleyne, 8.Xae-Pierre De Fou, 10.Jomoul Francois (14.Tyrese Bailey 60th minute), 13.Kristoff John, 16.Jamal Spencer, 17.Sean Bonval, 18.Jevon Morris (Capt) (6.Josiah Baird 77th minute), 19.Shane Sandy, 20.Kareem Baptiste.

Unused substitutes: 7.Elijah Manners, 12.Keron Bethelmy, 15.Dellon Jagessar, 24.Kareem Eastman.

Coach: Keith Jeffrey

Referee: Keilon Bacchus

Football / Re: TTFA License Coaching Course Thread.
« Last post by Flex on Today at 12:46:59 AM »
Corneal impressed by interest in coach education from locals.
TTFA Media.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s Coach Education Programme continued with another C License Course held recently at the Ato Boldon Stadium conducted by the FA’s Technical Director Anton Corneal.

Among the 23 participants were current day players Radanfah Abu Bakr and Jan Michael Williams who have both represented the National Team up to recent times. Corneal said he was particularly impressed with the level of participating from the participants and was pleased to see the turn out from Williams and Abu Bakr.

“We’ve continued to get a good response from participants and the interest is definitely there among local persons who want to improve and get certified. It was refreshing to have both Jan and Randanfah involved as participants and to get their views and see their willingness to further develop themselves in the game,” Corneal said.

Some of the areas focused on during the course were principles of coaching; the role of the coach; the teaching-learning process; communication; ethics; coaches being able to assess their players’ developmental; coaches being able to plan and implement an effective training session with specific objectives; and to develop a progressive programme of appropriate duration.

Abu Bakr, who has 37 appearances for T&T, spoke about the course, saying “I Enjoyed it. There were lots of valuable information provided. The course gave a great insight as to why things are done the way that they are, with particular reference to players in their developmental years, up to age sixteen.”

“Generally the course gave me a new perspective on viewing and analysing the game. Having an idea of the game through the coach’s eyes will definitely help me assess and understand the game better,” Abu Bakr added.

Williams meantime also had a similar type experience, saying that it was important for local coaches to enhance their coaching capacity, competence and skills in order for them to play their part in producing better players.

“The course was good. From the moment I went in on the first day I realised that there was so much good information not only for those who wanted to learn to coach at that level but also for me as a player,” Williams told TTFA Media.

“I remember one time I was breaking down my game I got some good advice from Clayton Ince where he said when you are evaluating your mistakes you should start over with the fundamentals first and build your way up. This is a period in my life where I am transitioning because I want to improve still as I am still playing. The five days provided such good knowledge and information, I was really happy for it,” Williams told TTFA Media.

“One participant from the  East made reference to the fact that he has a coaching school and he realised here that he has been teaching his kids nonsense for years because a lot of them want to train players as if they are training players like Ronaldo or Hazard when instead you have to set realistic targets and teach them the basics first. It is not necessarily about winning all the time but instead to get the players technically and tactically better and communicating better.

“This is something I will definitely encourage persons to get involved in, not only those who want to get into coaching but people who are in and around football, even senior players as they can always pass on better information.

“This is definitely good for persons who want to coach because we have to develop better young players and in order to do that we have to develop good coaches. And to also develop better players at the senior level we first have to do it at the junior level. It was extremely beneficial to me as well as others who took part based on their feedback. It is a high level course for sure,”  said Williams who has 83 appearances for T&T.

Other areas of focus during the course included – coaches being able to understand the main moments of football and relate it to team task and function; coaches being able to identify and develop personal and professional behaviours in themselves and players and coaches being able to identify the basic elements that make up football among other areas.

The TTFA is committed to providing every opportunity for our coaches to succeed. We have established avenues for our coaches to receive continuing coaching education in order to increase their knowledge of the game and enhance their teaching approach. The FA sees the importance of defining a clear direction for player development through a plan for the future and remaining focused on reaching end goals. Not getting lost in the mix of day to day tactical strategies and playing only to win, is key for success.

Interested persons can keep abreast of upcoming TTFA coaching courses by staying tuned to updates on the TTFA’s official websites and social media platforms.

Football / Re: Jabari Mitchell eager to play for ‘big’ European team.
« Last post by Flex on Today at 12:44:17 AM »
Mitchell signs with Albanian Superliga club Kastrioti.
TTFA Media.

Former Trinidad and Tobago Under 20 Men’s captain Jabari Mitchell has signed a one-year deal with Albanian Superliga club KS Kastrioti.

Mitchell, now formerly of Point Fortin Civic Centre and also an ex-W Connection midfielder, will be hoping to make an early impression and force his way into the club’s starting team after arriving there without having to undergo a trial before team’s coaching staff. He is expected to arrive at the club within the next week.

Klubi Sportiv Kastrioti Krujë is an Albanian football club based in the city of Krujë. The club’s home ground is the Kastrioti Stadium which has a capacity of 8,000. The Albania Superliga is contested by ten clubs, and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Albanian First Division. The season run from August to May, with teams playing 36 matches each (playing each team in the league four times, twice at home and twice away).

The 21-year-old Mitchell, a past student of Naparima College was elated with securing the deal after being on previous overseas trials.

“I’m overjoyed because this is all I’ve been working and praying for and for it to happen now, I’m really excited,” he told TTFA Media.

“I’m hoping to be a plus and a good influence for my new team and help them to be successful. I’m also hoping to make a name for myself internationally in football and elevate myself in the game,” Mitchell added. Mitchell was the 2014 Secondary Schools Footballer of the year.

“It’s an exciting time to get out there and be playing in Europe with the World Cup buzz. I am definitely looking to keep working hard and make it into the National Team for future international matches.

” I’ll continue to work and never give up until the opportunity comes my way to represent my country at a senior level.

“Hopefully that time will come and I’ll be ready to take it,” he added.

Football / Re: 2018 World Cup Thread
« Last post by soccerman on Yesterday at 10:57:53 PM »
1 black coach in the tournament, like the WC need a Rooney rule  :devil:
Football / Re: 2018 World Cup Thread
« Last post by palos on Yesterday at 05:14:21 PM »
The very best line of this World Cup so far

Kalinic declined the chance to make his World Cup debut as a late substitute in Croatia’s 2-0 win over Nigeria. Mr Live Wire cannot confirm that the forward exclaimed: “Allyuh take me for Brent Sancho or wot? Fire fe dat!
  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Football / Re: 2018 World Cup Thread
« Last post by palos on Yesterday at 05:10:17 PM »
Senegal in dey waist!!!   

:duel: :flamethrower: :wavetowel: :party: :whip: :applause: :cheers: :flamethrower: :flamethrower: :applause: :applause: :wavetowel: :wavetowel: :wavetowel:

What a waggonist!

By the way.....whey Robbing and dem?  :devil:
Football / Re: 2018 World Cup Thread
« Last post by Deeks on Yesterday at 02:52:04 PM »
Hard luck dey, pharoahs!!
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