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Football / Re: Connection’s Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« Last post by vb on Today at 02:31:02 AM »
about midnight last night my mind fell on him, I googled him to see if there was anything, There wasn't and I come here a few hours later and see this..  ;)

Good luck Matthew.

VB
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Football / Re: Anton Corneal Thread
« Last post by Flex on Today at 12:36:27 AM »
Who appointed Corneal? TTFA’s internal structure questioned again as board allegedly bypassed.
By Amiel Mohammed (Wired868).


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has again been accused of violating its constitution, after today’s appointment of Anton Corneal as caretaker head coach of the National Senior Women’s Team with Shawn Cooper as his assistant.

Corneal and Cooper will lead the Women Soca Warriors into the five-team 2018 Caribbean Championships in Jamaica from 25 August to 2 September. The top three nations advance to October’s Concacaf Championship, which serves as the 2019 France Women’s World Cup qualifying series.

The problem, as TTFA board member and Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) Keith Look Loy pointed out, is that neither appointment was made by the football body’s board of directors, as mandated by the TTFA constitution.

Article 36 (j) of the TTFA Constitution states: “The Board of Directors: shall appoint the coaches for the representative teams and other technical staff.”

However, the TTFA board has not met since April and president David John-Williams did not call a meeting to discuss the appointment of a new women’s coach, after Jamaal Shabazz quit the post earlier this month.

TTFA general secretary Justin Latapy-George said Corneal, in his role as technical director, and Southern Football Association (SFA) president Richard Quan Chan “took the lead” on the appointments and would be better placed to comment.

Article 47 of the TTFA constitution spells out the role of the technical committee: “The Technical and Development Committee shall primarily analyse the basic aspects of football training and technical development.”

The technical committee has no power to hire but can only make recommendations to the TTFA board. So, if the board did not hire Corneal as women’s coach, then who did?

Wired868 failed to reach John-Williams, Corneal or Quan Chan for comment.

Whether a technical committee actually exists is also debatable. The committee was hobbled, almost 18 months ago, when the appointment of Dennis Lawrence as Soca Warriors head coach was followed by the resignations of chairman Dexter Skeene, vice-chairman Dr Alvin Henderson and member Errol Lovell.

In February 2018, the technical committee was shut down altogether. Look Loy told Wired868 that the board was not informed of any activity on the committee ever since and does not know what the body that recommended the current Women’s Team coaches looks like.

“Did Corneal recommend himself?” Look Loy asked Latapy-George. “When was Quan Chan appointed chairman of the technical committee?”

Up to the time of publication, the questions remain unanswered.

The TTSL president insisted, via letter to Latapy-George, that all information regarding the coaching appointments and the conditions, contractual or otherwise, which they would operate under should be brought before the board, as it is the only body with the authority to award contracts.

At present, the TTFA board comprises of: John-Williams (president), Joanne Salazar and Ewing Davis (vice-presidents), Karanjabari Williams (NFA), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Joseph Taylor (Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association), Sharon Warrick (Women’s League Football), Julia Baptiste (TT Pro League), Collin Partap (CFA) and Look Loy (TTSL).

TTFA vice-president Allan Warner is suspended for repeated absences, Sherwyn Dyer is sidelined due to the non-compliance of the Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) and the Eastern Football Association (EFA) is yet to replace its representative, Wayne Cunningham, who was blocked from serving on the board due to his role as a TTFA press officer.

The Women Warriors, who are the defending Caribbean champions, travel to Kingston next week where they will face Cuba in CFU action on 25 August.

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Football / Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
« Last post by Tallman on Yesterday at 10:17:38 PM »
WATCH: Highlights of W-Connection’s 6-1 win over Central FC. Marcus Joseph with the hat-trick. Also Defence Force’s 1-1 draw with North East Stars.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/bXushA7khLQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/bXushA7khLQ</a>
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General Discussion / Re: Rudy “Fountainhead” Piggott passes
« Last post by dtool on Yesterday at 07:27:11 PM »
                                            Rudolph Augustus Piggott
 
   Rudolph Augustus Piggott, Philosopher, Historian and Historiographer, direct descendant of Pharaoh's line,
   disciple of the Egyptian Sun God,Ra, and the most powerful God in the Universe, Amon Ra, fictionalized
   by Ayn Rand as Howard Roark in  The Fountainhead,

                                      Spiritual Advisor
to George Bailey, Harold Saldenah, Irving Mc Williams, Stephen Derek and the Eustace  Clan,
mas man extraordinaire whose stellar production of Pax Romana, with Jean George as Queen of the Band, portraying Empress Josephine, and Invaders providing the music on the road,

Father of the Mega fete (6 bands in PSA Grounds), long before Poison and Tribe, has departed this Plane to join Eric Eustace Williams and Walter Rodney in order to complete the Triumvirate of The Pantheon.

He was the first to publicly question why George Headley was being hailed as the "Black Bradman" when, in fact, Donald Bradman deserved to carry the moniker of " The White Headley".

His contribution to Education will receive mixed reviews principally because his mission was to force his students to think for themselves. Nevertheless, we remain steadfast in the knowledge that Rudy can only die when we die.

 He Lives!
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Football / Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Last post by soccerman on Yesterday at 01:50:40 PM »
Even Bruce had enough with this bunch.
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Football / Re: John Bostock Thread
« Last post by soccerman on Yesterday at 01:36:44 PM »
I watched J Bostock play today and he looks like a box to box English player he would help T&T midfield a lot.
Is years we saying that breds, the man actually showed up to play in the qualifiers and his paperwork wasn't cleared....go figure!

I thought you wasn't a fan of foreign born representing us?
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Football / Re: EPL 2018-2019 Season Thread
« Last post by soccerman on Yesterday at 01:26:30 PM »
Man U .....jose in trouble again.....
Bring in Zidane!!!
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Football / Re: Connection’s Matthew Woo Ling off to European stints.
« Last post by Deeks on Yesterday at 12:04:49 PM »
Let's see how he does in the Maltese league before passing judgement on we coaches
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Football / Re: John Bostock Thread
« Last post by ffisback on Yesterday at 12:03:04 PM »
I watched J Bostock play today and he looks like a box to box English player he would help T&T midfield a lot.
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Football / Re: Judah Garcia Thread.
« Last post by ffisback on Yesterday at 11:56:33 AM »
I watched him play in the CAC games and for a 17 year old who played against players 21 years old he did pretty good he is T&T future #10 just hire a good coach and keep away people like Shabazz ,Corneal ,L Philip ,S Hart and all them other clowns and he will develop into a great player.
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