Latapy need to resign himself.
Allyuh see what happening here, everybody vex with the team and him, but because he is a living legend, it will be very difficult to actually tell him to ride out. He needs to do the honourable thing and step down.
I am very sure Latapy means nothing but the best for T&T, he is much more a fan than any of us here on the forum, but he needs to step down personally and not wait on a decision.
You are judged by your results, not your iconic status.
Ask Diego Marijuana.
I am sure he will be a very good football coach one day, just not yet.
Not everyone is Pep Guardiola.
I admire what you did with exposing all these young players, it is very clear that as a team they are not up to scratch. There may be some very good individuals in that bunch, but they will obviously will have to mix in with our overseas players. We always hear locals complain that they train year round, only to bite bench when foreign based come back for big games. There is a reason why that is so, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that we have a very finite pool of good players. Your best disciplined, technical and intelligent players get the overseas link. You are therefore left with building a car with used and second grade material. You expect a beat up sentra to race against a new BMW?
I admire your patriotism. I remember as a young boy growing up watching T&T play all them friendlies in the 90's and one pro who would always return was Latapy. That says a lot of his committment to T&T. I dont question that at all. I question your technical capabilities as a tacticial, to see the field from the sidelines and make adjustments in the game to suit.
There is no way in hell you could come back after a tournament and say that finishing let us down. We have played 12 games in the last 6 months prior to this competition, albeit against questionable opposition (exception Jamaica and Peru), and you still complain about team chemistry and was not aware that finishing was your achilles heel?
This is not the Hex WCQ stages, this is the Caribbean Cup, where a fully local team should be at least capable of reaching the last 4. I admit, winning will be a stretch, cause Jamaica is always good against us, and Cuba is a pretty decent team on their day.
Results are what matters. If I couldnt perform in school, i woulda flunk out. If I cant do the people wuk in my job, they will replace me. If they really interested in me long term, they will ADJUST MY JOB PROFILE AND GIVE ME THE NECESSARY TRAINING TO HANDLE THE JOB IN THE FUTURE. maybe we could send Latas back Scotland or EPL to understudy some more?? But that will cost $$.
Anil Roberts is right, if we have aspirations as a nation to reach Brazil in 2014, we must peak in 2013. We cannot peak if we cant mke the top 4 in CFU and we don't have a tournament in sight till WCQ start in mid 2012. So how will we know our achilles heel for that when it comes around?
Part of being a successful coach is that you have the respect of your federation. They organise friendlies every single fifa date, 4 team tourneys in the offseason, etc etc. Outside of Caribbean pick up teams, don't have that respect. Call it TTFF broke, I call it excuses. We won't even go into the TTFF competency here.
To the TTFF and Anil Roberts, please lets get serious.
One man is not bigger than our national programme and pride. Do not leave him in for what he represents as a national symbol.
Maradonna was the greatest ever, but as a coach, Germany made him look mediocre.
They have moved on.
We need not look too far to get good coaches.
Latapy total compensation (whether he getting paid late or not) is $350,000TT or $55,000 US a month, al, perks included.
For about that same money, maybe a little more, you can start talking to people like Bruce Arena, Steve Sampson....You know you getting experienced coaches who have taken teams to the WC, the caucasian figurehead who will obviously get more respect from the players and federation (sad to say but is true) and also a tactitioner who knows all the teams in CONCACAF inside out. But then again a coach like this might actually demand to be paid on time every month.
Heck, if allyuh cant manage that, bring back BSC, or even Anton Corneal (lord I reach to this stage) or his father, or even Gally and let him drop the suit against you....Something.
We know clubs use change in coach a a tool to re-energise teams. Thats independent of the coach's ability, its just the change that works wonders. We need that. We need something. but then again, we dont even have anything to look forward to for the senior team for maybe the next 18 months....
Latapy and TTFF - do the thing thats best for the nation.