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Sports => Football => Topic started by: Sam on November 28, 2011, 07:55:28 AM

Title: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 28, 2011, 07:55:28 AM
Fire Angus Eve Thread.

Fire his ass or demote him !!!!! and bring on Terry Fenwick a man who great with developing young players.....

We could blame Jack, we could blame Jill but there is no excuse for loosing 5-2 to St Kitts, a team who probably not even prepared like we are.

From Fuentes report, two things really catch meh eyes, one being mention that St Kitts had a foreign born striker from de EPL who buss we ass with a hattrick.

But we have many foreign base players and to date Angus Eve not using them (Jake Thomson, Hyland, Primus, Daniel Carr, Daneil Cyrus and many others in de North American school system)...... why are we not using them, Angus feel we go blow up teams in de Caribbean and we dont need to utilize what we have.... Anton Corneal did the same a few years ago with we under 20 team and we went LA and get destroyed, then Ricky Shakes was suppose to be part of that team too but Anton denied him....

De other thing was...... Eve made 3 changes to de team who tie Cuba.......

Who cares if he make 3 changes, de core of this team has been together since U 15 level and went to two world cups and he made 3 changes and lost.... and by 5...... and by probably de weakest team in de group who never even went to a WC or win a game at this level until now....

Imagine we last in a table with Suriname, Cuba and St Kitts and RF saying we failing because Jack not here no more which is pure assness. What Jack have to do with this ? we in this easy group and last.... what other group Jack could have put we in ? T&T, T&T, T&T and St Vincent ?

Imagine, this team happens to be de most prepared T&T team going into a tournament and loosing like this.

In this day and age, St Kitts, Guyana, Suriname, Grenada, St Vincent and St Lucia should not be beating T&T at this level, not even by fluke. Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica might get a win now and then on us, but even them to should get some licks from we as well.

Angus Eve, might get us to the next rounds, but I can assure you that we cut ass book when we have to play USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Why spend all this money on this team since de U 15 level and then give it to a stubborn inexperience coach who not utilizing our resources and just embarrassing T&T more that we already is. ?

We fail at every level and now we have a chance to do something positive and Angus "Burger" Eve just throwing it away.

Use your dam resources man !!!.... get de job done, gel de foreign based and de locals now, don't want till yuh ass up in de air....

This is what does piss me off with local coaches, they stubborn, they head real hard.....

Stop mixing matters, T&T is not a powerhouse in de Caribbean anymore.....

We have to play hard, play with heart and desire to die on de field and we coach have to be a good motivator and a leader !!!!!

Everbody always blighting we football and saying we need a next Yorke or Latapy.... that is bullshit, if them fellas play with determination and heart they can archive anything.....

Yorke and Latapy never took us to the WC in their prime, they came here at retirement age and then give us everything they got, before that they never give us heart and sole......

This is not about talents fellas, this is about heart and sole, we players must show that....

Look at Guyana vs T&T, we players are miles ahead of them in every aspect except for one main thing, HEART !!!!!!!!

Who cares about foreign VS local..... PICK DE BEST PLAYERS WHO CAN GET DE JOB DONE. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Storeboy on November 28, 2011, 08:59:08 AM
Sam boy, ah know how you feel - embarrassed, sick, disappointed, disillusioned, deprived of good soccer, by the likes of the TTFF and a bunch of guys who seem to always go on the field thinking that they could sleep walk and win.  No heart!  No pride! Hope your day gets better after the Suriname -TT game today!  We could at least hope!
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 28, 2011, 10:14:48 AM
How you all going to fire Eve when just a few weeks ago he was the best up and coming Coach in the country according to this forum,you all liked the results he was getting,the defence was the best by any TT team,they knocking the ball reeel good,keep this team and build on it for 2018,look at the poll you all ran Eve right up there with Fenwick and Gally (Eve by popular demand).
Eve lost one match and everything turn oldmass but that's the nature of the game,again i will say our problems are players foreign/local no difference,Coach can't do one shyt for them.   
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: injunchile on November 28, 2011, 10:23:33 AM
Sam Hit the nail on the head . When we play W/C qualifiers we need the best players from around the world.
 This foolishness about a local team is what Gally brain washed them with and they have not understood that the football world has moved on. The best thing Jack said about W/C qualifications is that we need a lot of our local players playing at a higher level abroad, Secondly we need speedy wingers and at least a Cornell Glen kind of forward who has the speed to run to goal and take on defence.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 28, 2011, 10:45:19 AM
Guys, plz. How the hell Angus go get Jake and Hyland. Them 2 still trying to cement a place in the teams in Euro. They not getting release. Allyuh real totolbay or what. It still have one game to play. In terms of bringing Fenwick, that is if Fenwick will accept any thing less than Otto. Then remember Terry has mashed a lot of bunions in the TTFF by his assertive or aggressive behaviour. I am so glad allyuh not coaches, because it seems allyuh would probably commit suicide(sorry) after a loss.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: warmonga on November 28, 2011, 10:54:51 AM
how di f**k you get 5 agiainst St Kitts? Look I rell facking mad theese days . St Kitts? Fire him now!!!!!!!! Di man had no clue WTF was going on .. bout we get the hardest game out? please we deserve bout 10 for changing a team dat played decent against Cuba... Eve himself said it.. 5 points we need well guess what suriname aint no push over .... anyway I feal I go retire frm the section of the forum too.. I done retire frm the "discussion forum aka "anti Indian forum" now look like I go have to retire frm here too...
If allyuh eh see me here for a minute everyone have a bless holiday....
war
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 28, 2011, 11:31:35 AM
Guys, plz. How the hell Angus go get Jake and Hyland. Them 2 still trying to cement a place in the teams in Euro. They not getting release. Allyuh real totolbay or what. It still have one game to play. In terms of bringing Fenwick, that is if Fenwick will accept any thing less than Otto. Then remember Terry has mashed a lot of bunions in the TTFF by his assertive or aggressive behaviour. I am so glad allyuh not coaches, because it seems allyuh would probably commit suicide(sorry) after a loss.

How St Kitts get they EPL striker release ?

If Angus try all his options and lost then we cant really say nothing, but come on man, make an effort.

I am sure Thomson, Carr and Primus could have made the trip and will will only do them good, more good than bad. They better of being active than inactive, both club and country could benefit from this.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 28, 2011, 11:38:01 AM
How you all going to fire Eve when just a few weeks ago he was the best up and coming Coach in the country according to this forum,you all liked the results he was getting,the defence was the best by any TT team,they knocking the ball reeel good,keep this team and build on it for 2018,look at the poll you all ran Eve right up there with Fenwick and Gally (Eve by popular demand).
Eve lost one match and everything turn oldmass but that's the nature of the game,again i will say our problems are players foreign/local no difference,Coach can't do one shyt for them.   

I never said he was de best, I was happy he was doing good, but I was always unhappy with some of the things he was going.

Leave no stones unturned, get the best players and not try and do it with half the team.

He got false hope from being undefeated he got comfortable and paid de price.

I know part of the game is loosing, but this team is together to long to be loosing to small caribbean teams who are well under this T&T team in many areas... they played at 2 WC, they won the Super League against ADULTS, 2 super league titles (de league and de kncokou competition), they together 7 years now bra, you ever consider this ?

A coach is responsible for team selection, team formation, subs, train, motivate the players etc etc.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 28, 2011, 11:40:28 AM
I seem to recall St Kitts Nevis doing well in recent years in one of the junior national team age groups.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 28, 2011, 11:43:24 AM
I seem to recall St Kitts Nevis doing well in recent years in one of the junior national team age groups.

Yuh never recall this same T&T qualify for two WC's too ?

Or USA had to beat them on penalties

Or they beat Mexico and Jamaica to qualify for a WC

Or de last time these two teams meet at U15 level we hit them 6.

http://www.socawarriors.net/articles/93-mens-u15-match-reports/3748-tat-under-15s-keep-winning.html

Or this same team beat El Salvador 4-0 in 2010 Copa Coca Cola Football Tournament in Buenos Aires.

Or this same team beat Chelsea 1-0 in the the Newark International Cup in New Jersey.

Or this team beat up Depor FC (Colombia) 3-1 and 6-1 vs Cali (Colombia).

Or this same team tie Cameroon 2-2...

Come name man, I could go on....
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini on November 28, 2011, 11:52:40 AM
Sam right, at this level, given the context for this team in particular, they should be the pedigree team in this group.
The players are there. Experience is there.
Obviously we were outfoxed which comes down to the coach.
or we were just not up for the game, again comes down to the coach.

Getting beaten 5-2 is no close unfortunate game, we were destroyed. When T&T played England, we know we were vastly inferior to them, but we didnt get destroyed.
Even if we somehow qualify from this group, we have big problems to solve before next year.

Suriname win their previous group with Jamaica eh...

We will see if the result of the last game later this evening was a fluke or what we deserve.

Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 28, 2011, 11:55:30 AM
We have so many players to pick even here in de USA who Eve ignoring...

Players like Krisitan Lee-Him and Greg Ranjitsingh begging to play for T&T....

de video here...

http://vimeo.com/32628686
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 28, 2011, 11:59:25 AM
My contention is that there was always going to be little margin for error going into the second game. The ball was dropped and we gambled with the margin of error and lost. Serious questions have to be asked. Coming off the Pan Am games, this is not acceptable.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 28, 2011, 01:27:05 PM
I seem to recall St Kitts Nevis doing well in recent years in one of the junior national team age groups.

Yuh never recall this same T&T qualify for two WC's too ?

Or USA had to beat them on penalties

Or they beat Mexico and Jamaica to qualify for a WC

Or de last time these two teams meet at U15 level we hit them 6.

http://www.socawarriors.net/articles/93-mens-u15-match-reports/3748-tat-under-15s-keep-winning.html

Or this same team beat El Salvador 4-0 in 2010 Copa Coca Cola Football Tournament in Buenos Aires.

Or this same team beat Chelsea 1-0 in the the Newark International Cup in New Jersey.

Or this team beat up Depor FC (Colombia) 3-1 and 6-1 vs Cali (Colombia).

Or this same team tie Cameroon 2-2...

Come name man, I could go on....
      Sam,who have been the Coaches that worked with these guys through the years?i see where my buddy Ken Elie had them at U15.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 28, 2011, 03:32:10 PM
      Sam,who have been the Coaches that worked with these guys through the years?i see where my buddy Ken Elie had them at U15.

Ah glad yuh bring that up.

So de coach does make a major difference !!!!

Hope you take note now and some controdicting yuhself....  ;D
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: kaiser on November 28, 2011, 04:20:13 PM
How fickle just the other day yuh praising the man for he work in the Pan Am games now give him the axe, allyuh good yes :rotfl:
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 28, 2011, 05:47:38 PM
to fuego or not to fuego!!!!!!
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 28, 2011, 09:25:07 PM
      Sam,who have been the Coaches that worked with these guys through the years?i see where my buddy Ken Elie had them at U15.

Ah glad yuh bring that up.

So de coach does make a major difference !!!!

Hope you take note now and some controdicting yuhself....  ;D
      You still eh answer my question,is it because Cornmeal was involved,was any foreign Coaches involved,come on i know you know that's why i ask you.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: warmonga on November 28, 2011, 09:34:45 PM
I still say fire he ras.. Its a complete disrespect we collect 5 from st kitts... and di next day we gave a team 9.. I freeking confuse it tells me that eve was completely out coached by st kitts.. i eh see dat game but was ST Kitts playing boom kick "long ball) ?

war
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on November 29, 2011, 06:50:04 AM
steups he fall victim to d same nasty dismissive, attitude we have towards we neighbors when it come to football........dat ent no disrespect, if we play every team like dey is ah contender we will always be sharp ................and if d rest of the region becomin more competitive nothing wrong wit dat in fact it better for we 'cause we will learn or be force to play every game at a higher tempo and maybe, jus maybe, we might start producin ruthlessly, hardworking, efficient national teams.....

I cyar understand why alyuh against d prospect of ah competitive CFU atall atall......d 80s an' 90s gone...hopefully never to return......ah mean we used beat up on dese teams an den proceed to go right up d road an get we ass buss from mexico, Costa Rica and d so-called "non footballing nation" USA steups
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sando on November 29, 2011, 09:56:36 AM
Now that T&T is through, lets see if Eve will call in a few foreign based players.

Players like Chike, Knox, Cyrus, Thomson, Hyland, Primus, Paul, Lee-Him, Ranjitsingh, Noreiga, Bethel, DeLeon and Ferguson.

I dont rate Glenroy Samuel either.

I also hope Eve start preparing this team from early Januray.

Jean Rochford just came back on the scene and made a difference, I hope Akeem Adams, Johan Peltier, Javed Mohammed, Cordell Cato and Ryan Federicks get call back also.

Does anyone know how many teams from Concacaf could qualify for the Olympic ?
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 29, 2011, 10:00:55 AM
Does anyone know how many teams from Concacaf could qualify for the Olympic ?

The two finalists will qualify.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sando on November 29, 2011, 10:02:19 AM
Does anyone know how many teams from Concacaf could qualify for the Olympic ?

The two finalists will qualify.

Shit, we dead !!!.....  ;)

No play off spots ?

I miss Jack.....  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: president on November 29, 2011, 10:19:01 AM
That's correct - two qualify. No play-offs. The difficulty in strengthening the team is that CONCACAF final round tournament is not a FIFA event and clubs - local or foreign - cannot be forced to release players. As well, MLS clubs will be in pre-season training so players like Cyrus will be additionally hard-pressed to join the team. These are the facts of life, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: FF on November 29, 2011, 10:21:00 AM
Well is only 16 teams going to the olympics...

Concacaf get 2 spots
Asia 3.5
Africa 3.5
Conmebol 2
Oceania 1
UEFA 3 + Host
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 29, 2011, 10:35:40 AM
That's correct - two qualify. No play-offs. The difficulty in strengthening the team is that CONCACAF final round tournament is not a FIFA event and clubs - local or foreign - cannot be forced to release players. As well, MLS clubs will be in pre-season training so players like Cyrus will be additionally hard-pressed to join the team. These are the facts of life, unfortunately.

But isn't Cyrus contract expired ?

He also signed a short term deal until the season was over ?
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 29, 2011, 10:38:07 AM
Well is only 16 teams going to the olympics...

Concacaf get 2 spots
Asia 3.5
Africa 3.5
Conmebol 2
Oceania 1
UEFA 3 + Host

I find Concacaf could get de .5 from Asia, but to fly to Africa might be a real challange.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 29, 2011, 04:17:04 PM
Take note Angus...

Yuh team scored 9 and could have scored 12, they dominated and yet they allowed a goal in the final 5 mins of the game.

Remember, de Olympic women's team who beat Dominica 14-1 in July.

Conceeding goals after such a bashing is not a good sign.
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 29, 2011, 04:57:12 PM
Remember, de Olympic women's team who beat Dominica 14-1 in July.

The problem with the women was not conceding that one goal against Dominica. There problem is that they did not score against DR. They had their chances and did not and DR score their only chance.
Title: FORGIVING ANGUS EVE By Andre E Baptiste
Post by: PATRIOT on February 16, 2012, 05:50:33 PM
 ------- Forgiving EVE !!!!!-------

There will never be a good time, for harsh decisions. In fact, in life, there is possibly never a good time to take decisions that will adversely affect someone or the other. There is never the perfect time that will please all. As there will always be some amount of discontentment from those affected adversely by a decision or an incident.

Therefore for Angus Eve , a man I have a lot of time for as a football coach to say , that the time is not right for the Soca Warriors of 2006 to enforce their legally binding action against an errant Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) is both immature and unbecoming of someone in his position. As we speak, Eve is still (and only just if you believe some of the facts from 2011 when certain elements in the very same Football Federation wanted to remove him forthwith) our national Under 23 Football Coach and by all accounts and given the requisite assistance, by the performance of the team, certainly doing a good job inspiring these youngsters to believe in themselves.

I am just afraid that he has sadly become embroiled in politics by talking now ahead of his time, he should have said nothing and just continue his job as national coach, instead he has whether he likes it or not, whether he thought it out or not, he has aligned himself as a supporter of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation and possibly and this is the sad and distasteful part, Eve may now be considered by some as condoning the behavior of the TTFF. Incidentally , please do not say , they are his employers , so he must not only support them but also follow their directive , because I am clear in my mind , that Eve knows better than to take such an order from the TTFF , at this time. This has to have been his call, because he is very passionate coach and cares for his players, but I believe he has made a calculated error in his statements on the matter to date.

Trinidad and Tobago’s football brain power is limited and to –lash out – at some of those who have rightfully spoken out against the deeds of the TTFF in such a manner is not good for Eve’s future in the sport, post the Under 23 team, that is why if I was his advisor, I would have told him in his current position, silence is golden. Otherwise, why is it that I did not hear Angus attack the TTFF for making the changes to some of the management team ahead of the Olympic Qualifiers in the coming months? There was no statement on record, no press release, no public recordings of his dissatisfaction with the removal of the then manager Norris Ferguson, with his replacement William Wallace of cricketing fame assuming the new role to the bemusement of all. To me, and many others, that was more of a critical issue, as the former manager was not only knowledgeable about and around the affairs of the Under 23 players, but also well respected by them as well, and Ferguson’s removal is open to more questions because he was supportive of Keith Look Loy, against the acting President of the TTFF, Lennox Watson in the Eastern Football Association elections.

In life, we must pick our battles and try to be fair in our analysis, already many are now questioning the integrity of Angus Eve and this wrong, because I honestly believe he has the best intentions for the team and ultimately wants Trinidad and Tobago to qualify for the London Olympics. At the same time, like any human being in a competitive job market, such as football coaching, he has clearly identified that this is also a great opportunity to market and promote him and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. And it is for that very reason, that I will again advise Angus to be careful not to burn bridges to please others, who may or may not care about your future.

Now, there are many that are saying that Angus has been misquoted and that this interview originated from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation Media Officer – Shaun Fuentes - . And yes, while the latter is true, I have the utmost belief that Shaun Fuentes will only write what was said to him and also Shaun is a man known for recording his interviews, so let us all stop trying to pass the buck. Angus Eve made a mistake ….one which in time he will regret , but which for the moment he must attempt to fix, because he is about to derail the Under 23 team in their focus , if he accidently or intentionally alienates former coaches and players who like him have contributed severely to the sport of football in this country.

Perhaps this quote below, accredited to Angus Eve best describes how myopic, his thinking is or was (just maybe it has changed given time since stated)… “It’s not the right way to go by hoping FIFA steps in and this results in Trinidad and Tobago being asked to drop out of the international tournaments. We are talking about players who have worked very hard for over a year now to get this opportunity and if it is that the TTFF can facilitate this venture and the Ministry of Sport is supporting it, then by all means the program should go on…….I’m not saying this just because I am the coach of the team. Nothing is perfect and of course we want to see positive change but we should not take out two (Olympic team and U-17 Women’s team) of the shining lights in our football now because certain people just care about overhauling a TTFF organization,” he said.

“If this happens in terms of the programs ending, then we will have a next generation of players casting blame on the same past coaches and players for preventing them from playing international football. We’ve all been through this at some point but we had the chance to still pursue careers through football or by having the opportunity to play in a tournament,” added the ex-national captain Eve in the media release from the TTFF.

In the quotes above attributed to Angus Eve from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation release , there are several assumptions made by Eve , that can be termed perplexing , because , here he is talking about an institution, which he admits , he and others have always faced difficulties ‘” We have all been through this at some point…” , and then he says of  the current players ,” We are talking about players who have worked very hard for over a year now to get this opportunity..”  Therefore are we to believe that Angus is equating all those many years of suffering by players without a players representation committee, without proper pay, without proper systems, without any after care for retired players to the fact that these under 23 players have been training for a year, if that is so then Angus has been inhaling too much of the rare air at the Football Federation, the kind that the least concerned environmental agencies would object too.

Angus also needs to be careful of those he is seen associating with and supporting; presently the incumbent and embattled Sports Minister Anil Roberts (Ask Anilllll!!!!!) is not very popular in sporting circles and even out of sporting circles, given many of the continued ills in the sports. If you add the ongoing investigation by the Integrity Commission to the Boxing matters involving Boxu Potts, Ashwin Creed and himself to the wrangling with cricket and athletics, one could believe it is better to stay as far away as possible from this particular minister. Last week’s decision by the esteemed and highly knowledgeable First Citizens Sports Foundation to select the athletic Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NAAA), as the best run sports organization in this country for the second consecutive year, speaks volume to the Ephraim Serrette run administration, which must leave the current Minister embarrassed.

“Let the boys at least get to play and if things can happen after that can mean betterment for Federation, then at least they would have been given an equal or fair opportunity. “Says Angus Eve.

When I read this , I wonder of Angus finally got it right and that he was talking about thirteen men who were still brave enough and strong enough to fight for something which every single court locally and internationally believes they are entitled . Because his words are correct, as these Soca warriors who have been battling and representing their country for much longer than these Under 23 players were not given “an equal or fair opportunity”.

Also let me address a misconception , which is that a verbal agreement /oral declaration is now recognizable by law and the courts have so stated that the players are owed a lot more than they have received so far and therefore , why should they not fight for it. As it will set a great example to any and all organizations in the Caribbean that you cannot simply make a commitment and then break your “trust” with the players. Oh and by the way , this case is not sub judice , it has indeed been long decided , but then again not everyone that talks about law or lives in a home with law material can read and understand it.

So while our football continues to be in turmoil administratively, let us hope those that can will forgive Angus Eve for his remarks and that he and the team can move on from this. I just hope all of his comments do not return to haunt him and the team in the short term.

 

:: AB
Title: Re: FORGIVING ANGUS EVE By Andre E Baptiste
Post by: weary1969 on February 16, 2012, 07:01:50 PM
I will b 1st 2 confess I have forgiveness issues. It is a work in progress so until then ROCK SO ANGUS
Title: Re: FORGIVING ANGUS EVE By Andre E Baptiste
Post by: D.H.W on February 16, 2012, 07:13:05 PM
ha!! ha!!  :rotfl: weary u cracking me up yes
Title: Re: FORGIVING ANGUS EVE By Andre E Baptiste
Post by: Deeks on February 16, 2012, 07:17:48 PM
one could believe it is better to stay as far away as possible from this particular minister.

good advice!
Title: Re: FORGIVING ANGUS EVE By Andre E Baptiste
Post by: elan on February 16, 2012, 09:41:46 PM
------- Forgiving EVE !!!!!-------
Oh and by the way , this case is not sub judice , it has indeed been long decided , but then again not everyone that talks about law or lives in a home with law material can read and understand it.

:: AB

The man hit the honorable minister for six yes......what's that? Ball Lost?
Title: Re: FORGIVING ANGUS EVE By Andre E Baptiste
Post by: weary1969 on February 17, 2012, 08:02:27 AM
------- Forgiving EVE !!!!!-------
Oh and by the way , this case is not sub judice , it has indeed been long decided , but then again not everyone that talks about law or lives in a home with law material can read and understand it.

:: AB

The man hit the honorable minister for six yes......what's that? Ball Lost?

Luv dat line best in d whole article.
Title: Re: FORGIVING ANGUS EVE By Andre E Baptiste
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on February 17, 2012, 11:05:31 AM
People have to realize that Eve also has political aspirations so he simply trying to make the most acceptable polical statement as the masses will view it.
Title: Re: FORGIVING ANGUS EVE By Andre E Baptiste
Post by: kicker on February 17, 2012, 02:11:06 PM

The man hit the honorable minister for six yes......what's that? Ball Lost?

six and out dey call that...
Title: Re: FORGIVING ANGUS EVE By Andre E Baptiste
Post by: lefty on February 17, 2012, 03:12:55 PM
People have to realize that Eve also has political aspirations so he simply trying to make the most acceptable polical statement as the masses will view it.

so he learnin how to be balls less from early-o-clock.........he goh reach far.....Smh
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sando on April 04, 2012, 05:05:38 AM
Any news yet on Eve ?

Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: de_redman on April 04, 2012, 05:28:15 AM
There is nothing to fire him from...
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trinitozbone on April 04, 2012, 07:53:30 AM
You notice how the Corneals praising him! He is probably doing their bidding! I understand that there were 5 Alcons players on the under23 team and you know they are only capable of mediocrity in coaching!
A whole revamping is needed! We don't have a lot of talent , we just have to use people where they could have the greatest impact and Eve is not ready for this level! I would recommend  reassignment  as  an assistant!
He would also have to learn to keep his big mouth shut!
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on April 04, 2012, 09:59:54 AM

Angus Eve have proven himself to be a selfish prick that does not have the back of his staff and most recently his players and is only vocal when a situation negatively affects HIM.... the man selfish and not fit to lead, we tired ah dat......yuh hear pardner Killa say he interested in politics well he on the right track with dat self serving balls-less brand we does practice in dis country...let him go to fack back where ever he come from he ent no better dan corneal
Title: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Flex on June 13, 2012, 04:35:17 PM
Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach 
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Angus Eve has entered into an agreement which sees the 39 year old take up the head coach position at the Sangre Grande club North East Stars.

It’s the first time in his career that the former Trinidad and Tobago international has picked up a head coach role at club level, but boasts successes as an assistant coach with San Juan Jabloteh and Ma Pau SC, under Terry Fenwick and Michael McComie respectively.

However at international level, Eve held the T&T U-23 head coach position for Olympic qualifiers which started last year and led the young ‘Warriors’ to the CONCACAF qualifying earlier this year before subsequently bowing out.

On Wednesday morning, Stars President, Darryl Mahabir, hailed the move to contract Eve for two seasons ending 2014, as “the best choice that North East Stars made” after ending ties with last season’s Brazilian coach Emerson Alcantara.

The Sangre Grande club finished the 2011-12 season without silverware and in 6th position on the Digicel Pro League Championship ladder.

Mahabir explained that the language barrier faced by Alcantara was a major problem as well as the absence of discipline in the team.

Over the years the Sangre Grande club is known for its coaching changes which saw such names as Victor Solomon (2002), Miguel Hackett (2002, 2008), James Mc Lean (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007), Everald ‘Gally’ Cummings (2006), Kennrick Elie (2008), Clint Marcelle (2008), Rod Underwood (2010), Shurland David (2010-11) and Alcantara (2011-12)

“We want to make a serious impact this season,” assured the North East Stars owner/president.

“With the hiring of the Angus, we feel that it would benefit not just the club in terms of being competitive, but also the younger players in terms of development.

“We think that Angus is one of the best local coaches that we have around and his experience in youth development is very good for what he brings at our club, North East Stars.

“I think that his experience and exposure in the recent (Olympic qualifying) tournament with the Trinidad and Tobago U23s has actually risen his knowledge and experience to the extent that we now believe that would help him to be a force to reckon with, just by his knowledge.”

Mahabir believes that Eve’s knowledge is good for the development of the sport and the continuity of the industry of football in T&T, and strongly believes North East Stars will finish in the top half of the table in the 2012-2013 season.

Eve who still holds the record amount of T&T caps (117) before retiring from international football in 2006 after his non-selection for his country’s historic World Cup appearance in Germany.

His playing career included stints at Joe Public (1993-94, 1997-98, 2000), Defence Force(1995-96) English club Chester City (1999-2000)  and San Juan Jabloteh (2001-2006) winning the League Championship in 2002 and 2003.

The Carenage native landed his first assistant coach role in 2006 under Fenwick and enjoyed League successes in 2007 and 2008 among knockout titles before moving to Ma Pau in 2009 as assistant to Mc Comie winning the Toyota Classic in 2010.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Sam on June 13, 2012, 04:41:51 PM
Ah didn't know Eve was 39, I thought he was 40 !!

McComie, Eve, Marcelle, Rougier, Corneal.... HAH !!!!....

When will they learn.

Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Coop's on June 13, 2012, 05:01:07 PM
 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Just as i thought,what in the dark must come to light,some posters hideing info from the forum and playing they don't know,alyu feel i want to give Sancho and them a hard time,this is what they don't want anybody to know,they talking about sueing me for wrong info when i done had an idea what's going on.

Sando say Sancho and them still there,if he say so is so,what about the Brazillian Coach they hired at the end of the season,i'm just sorry for Daryl, those Coaches NE Stars had before Sancho and them did a better job,it will be very hard for Eve because he have a lot of mess to clean up.

Eve,Breds show them you better than that.     
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: FF on June 13, 2012, 05:31:01 PM
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Just as i thought,what in the dark must come to light,some posters hideing info from the forum and playing they don't know,alyu feel i want to give Sancho and them a hard time,this is what they don't want anybody to know,they talking about sueing me for wrong info when i done had an idea what's going on.

Sando say Sancho and them still there,if he say so is so,what about the Brazillian Coach they hired at the end of the season,i'm just sorry for Daryl, those Coaches NE Stars had before Sancho and them did a better job,it will be very hard for Eve because he have a lot of mess to clean up.

Eve,Breds show them you better than that.     

Coops I used to have real respect for you... but these days you does just come across like ah old crochety arsehole.
Why you cyah just say good luck Eve?

and doh come with no sh!t bout people does attack you on here.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Coop's on June 13, 2012, 06:06:26 PM
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Just as i thought,what in the dark must come to light,some posters hideing info from the forum and playing they don't know,alyu feel i want to give Sancho and them a hard time,this is what they don't want anybody to know,they talking about sueing me for wrong info when i done had an idea what's going on.

Sando say Sancho and them still there,if he say so is so,what about the Brazillian Coach they hired at the end of the season,i'm just sorry for Daryl, those Coaches NE Stars had before Sancho and them did a better job,it will be very hard for Eve because he have a lot of mess to clean up.

Eve,Breds show them you better than that.     

Coops I used to have real respect for you... but these days you does just come across like ah old crochety arsehole.
Why you cyah just say good luck Eve?

and doh come with no sh!t bout people does attack you on here.
       :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :cheers:
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Trinimassive on June 13, 2012, 06:30:05 PM
This is a good move by Eve. He needs more experience and he will be in a position to not only gain that experience but once he performs well in time he will get his opportunity again.
Anton Corneal needs to do that same. The national teams is no place to gain experience Anton and the rest need to be plying their trade in at least the Pro League or higher.

As for Coop's I don't think he is entirely off the mark. Sancho and the rest, including Football Supporter as far as I know still hasn't given any real explaination as to why they are no longer with North East Stars, if they did it was really under the radar. In fact I don't know about anybody else but how I found out FS was not with North East was not from his words but Tallman.  FS here everyday and it take Tallman for me to even know he wasn't there, but who knows maybe he made an press release like what they did with Stern.  Cause when Stern talked about the club they came out in full force with all kinda press release.

And is not like they "have to" discuss anything with the public, but if you showing that you're different from the TTFF and all the other people who think they don't have to be transparent with the public then you need to be transparent. If they can't discuss the happenings of dey club who is to say if they were in charge of the TTFF or any other entity they would discuss fraud, or any misappropriations of funds, etc. Stern stated the organization is/was (maybe was since there seems to be some sort of changing of the guards)  run unprofessionally and I wouldn't doubt that there's something to that.
Nothing against FS or any of them but it kinda suspicious that they been so "quiet" about the dealings of their former club.
Who know maybe the bacchanal would generate more interest in the club because the losses ent really helping much.

But back to Eve good luck, learn the game yuh have potential  :beermug:
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 13, 2012, 07:04:15 PM
This is a good move by Eve. He needs more experience and he will be in a position to not only gain that experience but once he performs well in time he will get his opportunity again.
Anton Corneal needs to do that same. The national teams is no place to gain experience Anton and the rest need to be plying their trade in at least the Pro League or higher.

As for Coop's I don't think he is entirely off the mark. Sancho and the rest, including Football Supporter as far as I know still hasn't given any real explaination as to why they are no longer with North East Stars, if they did it was really under the radar. In fact I don't know about anybody else but how I found out FS was not with North East was not from his words but Tallman.  FS here everyday and it take Tallman for me to even know he wasn't there, but who knows maybe he made an press release like what they did with Stern.  Cause when Stern talked about the club they came out in full force with all kinda press release.

And is not like they "have to" discuss anything with the public, but if you showing that you're different from the TTFF and all the other people who think they don't have to be transparent with the public then you need to be transparent. If they can't discuss the happenings of dey club who is to say if they were in charge of the TTFF or any other entity they would discuss fraud, or any misappropriations of funds, etc. Stern stated the organization is/was (maybe was since there seems to be some sort of changing of the guards)  run unprofessionally and I wouldn't doubt that there's something to that.
Nothing against FS or any of them but it kinda suspicious that they been so "quiet" about the dealings of their former club.
Who know maybe the bacchanal would generate more interest in the club because the losses ent really helping much.

But back to Eve good luck, learn the game yuh have potential  :beermug:

I hear what you're saying, an understand your points. However, there are certain instances where releasing information is unwise. As you will note, we were never shy in making press statements, even when the news wasn't always positive. In my personal situation, I negotiated to be released from my contract in February as I was disillusioned with the direction the club was taking and the decisions being made. There are no hard feelings on my part and I was not forced out of the club.  :beermug:
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 13, 2012, 07:09:33 PM
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Just as i thought,what in the dark must come to light,some posters hideing info from the forum and playing they don't know,alyu feel i want to give Sancho and them a hard time,this is what they don't want anybody to know,they talking about sueing me for wrong info when i done had an idea what's going on.

Sando say Sancho and them still there,if he say so is so,what about the Brazillian Coach they hired at the end of the season,i'm just sorry for Daryl, those Coaches NE Stars had before Sancho and them did a better job,it will be very hard for Eve because he have a lot of mess to clean up.

Eve,Breds show them you better than that.     

You haven't a clue what is going on. And I am still waiting for the written apology. The clock is ticking wiseguy, so unless you want to go begging to your friend Jack to raise some money, I suggest you apologise for your lies and issue a retraction.

I am very serious about this. You can criticise anything I do or say, but I will not allow you to print lies, and you should also consider the fact that this website could also be sued when you make libelous comments. I won't be doing that because I value the site, but others may not feel the same way next time you decide to print falsehoods.

And, by the way, this news is a few weeks old now, so you're not so hot with whats happening in T&T football, are you?

And finally, just so you can look completely stupid, Alcantara was hired by the club President.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Bakes on June 13, 2012, 07:13:59 PM
This is a good move by Eve. He needs more experience and he will be in a position to not only gain that experience but once he performs well in time he will get his opportunity again.
Anton Corneal needs to do that same. The national teams is no place to gain experience Anton and the rest need to be plying their trade in at least the Pro League or higher.

As for Coop's I don't think he is entirely off the mark. Sancho and the rest, including Football Supporter as far as I know still hasn't given any real explaination as to why they are no longer with North East Stars, if they did it was really under the radar. In fact I don't know about anybody else but how I found out FS was not with North East was not from his words but Tallman.  FS here everyday and it take Tallman for me to even know he wasn't there, but who knows maybe he made an press release like what they did with Stern.  Cause when Stern talked about the club they came out in full force with all kinda press release.

And is not like they "have to" discuss anything with the public, but if you showing that you're different from the TTFF and all the other people who think they don't have to be transparent with the public then you need to be transparent. If they can't discuss the happenings of dey club who is to say if they were in charge of the TTFF or any other entity they would discuss fraud, or any misappropriations of funds, etc. Stern stated the organization is/was (maybe was since there seems to be some sort of changing of the guards)  run unprofessionally and I wouldn't doubt that there's something to that.
Nothing against FS or any of them but it kinda suspicious that they been so "quiet" about the dealings of their former club.
Who know maybe the bacchanal would generate more interest in the club because the losses ent really helping much.

But back to Eve good luck, learn the game yuh have potential  :beermug:

Why FS, Sancho or anybody have to be "transparent" about their PRIVATE employment situation??  Do you come and post about when you leave your job?  The man posted on behalf of his employer while in their employ... sure it would have been nice had he made a post saying "Just for the record..." but so what if he didn't.  It is beyond foolish to even bring up transparency as it relates to the TTFF in this context.

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FS you self eh helping the situation with that suing talk... unless yuh have money throw away behind some lawyer I suggest you ease that talk. Flex and dem, and not even Coop's have anything to worry about.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 13, 2012, 07:48:10 PM
This is a good move by Eve. He needs more experience and he will be in a position to not only gain that experience but once he performs well in time he will get his opportunity again.
Anton Corneal needs to do that same. The national teams is no place to gain experience Anton and the rest need to be plying their trade in at least the Pro League or higher.

As for Coop's I don't think he is entirely off the mark. Sancho and the rest, including Football Supporter as far as I know still hasn't given any real explaination as to why they are no longer with North East Stars, if they did it was really under the radar. In fact I don't know about anybody else but how I found out FS was not with North East was not from his words but Tallman.  FS here everyday and it take Tallman for me to even know he wasn't there, but who knows maybe he made an press release like what they did with Stern.  Cause when Stern talked about the club they came out in full force with all kinda press release.

And is not like they "have to" discuss anything with the public, but if you showing that you're different from the TTFF and all the other people who think they don't have to be transparent with the public then you need to be transparent. If they can't discuss the happenings of dey club who is to say if they were in charge of the TTFF or any other entity they would discuss fraud, or any misappropriations of funds, etc. Stern stated the organization is/was (maybe was since there seems to be some sort of changing of the guards)  run unprofessionally and I wouldn't doubt that there's something to that.
Nothing against FS or any of them but it kinda suspicious that they been so "quiet" about the dealings of their former club.
Who know maybe the bacchanal would generate more interest in the club because the losses ent really helping much.

But back to Eve good luck, learn the game yuh have potential  :beermug:

Why FS, Sancho or anybody have to be "transparent" about their PRIVATE employment situation??  Do you come and post about when you leave your job?  The man posted on behalf of his employer while in their employ... sure it would have been nice had he made a post saying "Just for the record..." but so what if he didn't.  It is beyond foolish to even bring up transparency as it relates to the TTFF in this context.

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FS you self eh helping the situation with that suing talk... unless yuh have money throw away behind some lawyer I suggest you ease that talk. Flex and dem, and not even Coop's have anything to worry about.

I wasn't threatening to sue Flex or the site. I was just pointing out that when people post comments that may be construed as libel on any website, that website can be sued, or so I believe. You may be able to confirm or deny this. But I am vexed at Coops, someone you rightly stated should command respect. I'm pretty damn sure he would defend himself if I told lies about him!
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Bakes on June 13, 2012, 08:56:03 PM
I wasn't threatening to sue Flex or the site. I was just pointing out that when people post comments that may be construed as libel on any website, that website can be sued, or so I believe. You may be able to confirm or deny this. But I am vexed at Coops, someone you rightly stated should command respect. I'm pretty damn sure he would defend himself if I told lies about him!

I know yuh wasn't threatening to sue them... but I also wanted to give them some assurance that they're not liable, which is why I commented.  I not in you and Coop's thing so I probably shouldn't have commented on that, but yeah, I not sure what's going on with Coop's...  Coop's has seemingly gone from elder statesman to agent provocateur.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 13, 2012, 09:09:57 PM
Coops, I'm going to publically apologise to you.

I was very angry about your statement. It was completely untrue. Maybe whoever told you was trying to cause trouble and you got the whiplash. You certainly do seem to be receiving a lot of incorrect information, so maybe you're being set up?

In hindsight, perhaps I should have sent you a PM.

I am still angry about your comments and you seem to take pleasure in trying to discredit myself, Sancho and others. I have no idea why this is.

I also have no idea why you defend Jack Warner so robustly, particularly as you suffered under him when you tried to stand your ground, and I know your contemporaries at that time will never forgive him for how you all were treated, which makes your defence of him so hard to comprehend.

I respect your sporting achievements, but they do not give you free rein to circulate untruths.

The last thing I want is to start a war with someone who is no longer in the best of health.

I wish you many more years of posting on this site (just give me a break, nah!)
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Bakes on June 13, 2012, 09:16:20 PM
Good stuff FS... if anybody needed to apologize it was probably Coop's, so this is really big of you  :beermug:
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Coop's on June 13, 2012, 11:21:13 PM
FS,i'm really sorry for what has transpired between us,i don't think an apology was needed,i have dealt with situations like this on a regular basis on this website so no big thing,is just that you have taken it to another level,i don't ask for any favours and accepts what's coming to me just like anybody else on the forum.

I was a bit upset because i wanted to know what's going on with NE Stars and you was the person in the best position to let me know that,my intention was not to attack you personally but to get the facts,how can someone give you information on every team,Coach,player etc  and don't have info on his own team?

Any how Breds i cool,we don't have to see eye to eye on everything in order for us to get along,i'm going to continue to look forward to reading your posts wheather good or bad but expect that i would respond if necessary in good faith. 
 :peace: :peace:   
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: elan on June 13, 2012, 11:46:34 PM
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Just as i thought,what in the dark must come to light,some posters hideing info from the forum and playing they don't know,alyu feel i want to give Sancho and them a hard time,this is what they don't want anybody to know,they talking about sueing me for wrong info when i done had an idea what's going on.

Sando say Sancho and them still there,if he say so is so,what about the Brazillian Coach they hired at the end of the season,i'm just sorry for Daryl, those Coaches NE Stars had before Sancho and them did a better job,it will be very hard for Eve because he have a lot of mess to clean up.

Eve,Breds show them you better than that.     

Like clockwork Coop's, I ask you ah question the other day and you can't answer, but you can come out yuh hole to laugh at this. No wonder we football in trouble if it men with such mentality the young players have to look to. Sad, real sad.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Sam on June 14, 2012, 03:43:57 AM
Sancho eh studing football anymore, he on de fry chicken vibes now...

I hear he still with Japs Mobile Chicken.

Is every man for themselves.

F00ck football..
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 14, 2012, 05:43:51 AM
Sancho eh studing football anymore, he on de fry chicken vibes now...

I hear he still with Japs Mobile Chicken.

Is every man for themselves.

F00ck football..


I don't think you're being fair, here Sam. Just because Sancho was smart enough to take outside business interests instead of relying solely on football, you're criticising him? Given the state of football in T&T and the way its run with little or no respect for employees, I would advise any player, coach or administrator to have a second income to fall back on. Look at how TTFF haven't paid their staff again, and its not the first time. Even overseas, football is a temporary job. Ask Harry Rednapp.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Coop's on June 14, 2012, 05:45:51 AM
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Just as i thought,what in the dark must come to light,some posters hideing info from the forum and playing they don't know,alyu feel i want to give Sancho and them a hard time,this is what they don't want anybody to know,they talking about sueing me for wrong info when i done had an idea what's going on.

Sando say Sancho and them still there,if he say so is so,what about the Brazillian Coach they hired at the end of the season,i'm just sorry for Daryl, those Coaches NE Stars had before Sancho and them did a better job,it will be very hard for Eve because he have a lot of mess to clean up.

Eve,Breds show them you better than that.     

Like clockwork Coop's, I ask you ah question the other day and you can't answer, but you can come out yuh hole to laugh at this. No wonder we football in trouble if it men with such mentality the young players have to look to. Sad, real sad.
       I think you are wrong here,why look up to me when we have WC heroes.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Sam on June 14, 2012, 06:01:45 AM
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I don't think you're being fair, here Sam. Just because Sancho was smart enough to take outside business interests instead of relying solely on football, you're criticising him? Given the state of football in T&T and the way its run with little or no respect for employees, I would advise any player, coach or administrator to have a second income to fall back on. Look at how TTFF haven't paid their staff again, and its not the first time. Even overseas, football is a temporary job. Ask Harry Rednapp.

Wasn't Sancho and Gally on de news calling for change de other day.

No problem if he wants to run a second business, he have a family to maintain ?.

But de way he was calling for help, why he dont set an example or if he so care about making a difference go for a challange ?

Instead he take a back seat like everyone else, no one wants to step up and expect things to change.

North East Stars did much better before Sancho and Jeffrey went there, check de stats, it dont lie.

All these 06 Warriors concern about is they money and they self.

Why do you think football is dead in T&T, its because no one wants to step forward and make a change. De same way they unity and sue the TTFF for they money is de same way they could unite and at least make a challange.

When everbody take a back seat they allow the TTFF to win and they allow Jack the devil to prove that without him T&T dead.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 14, 2012, 06:23:05 AM
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I don't think you're being fair, here Sam. Just because Sancho was smart enough to take outside business interests instead of relying solely on football, you're criticising him? Given the state of football in T&T and the way its run with little or no respect for employees, I would advise any player, coach or administrator to have a second income to fall back on. Look at how TTFF haven't paid their staff again, and its not the first time. Even overseas, football is a temporary job. Ask Harry Rednapp.

Wasn't Sancho and Gally on de news calling for change de other day.

No problem if he wants to run a second business, he have a family to maintain ?.

But de way he was calling for help, why he dont set an example or if he so care about making a difference go for a challange ?

Instead he take a back seat like everyone else, no one wants to step up and expect things to change.

North East Stars did much better before Sancho and Jeffrey went there, check de stats, it dont lie.

All these 06 Warriors concern about is they money and they self.

Why do you think football is dead in T&T, its because no one wants to step forward and make a change. De same way they unity and sue the TTFF for they money is de same way they could unite and at least make a challange.

When everbody take a back seat they allow the TTFF to win and they allow Jack the devil to prove that without him T&T dead.


"Instead he take a back seat like everyone else, no one wants to step up and expect things to change." 

Sam, what does this mean? How can he "step up"? Join TTFF and be called a sell out?

TTFF won't go near Sancho, nor will the ProLeague. So whats left?

He's been outspoken since before 2006 and all its earned him is a ruined career. What you should be asking is why other players like Dwight, Latas, Kenwyne, Stern, Carlos have not been as vocal. Maybe if they had backed him more, the change you want would have happened. Sancho has carried the flag into battle, but when he looked over his shoulder there were only a few soldiers behind him. Where were the people of T&T? Look at our petition for TTFF to resign....500 signatures after 6 months.

Your comments about North East stats are warrented. However, there was a 5 year BUSINESS plan. Year one was exceeded. Then the club veered away from the path it was on. Decisions were being made elsewhere. Stats don't lie, as you say. North East acquired more sponsorship in 2010/11 and 2011/12 than the Pro League or TTFF. They had 10 times the community programmes of any other club. They were (according to the Pro League & also Terry Fenwick) the best supported club in 2010/11. Those were the stats I was interested in, because they build a brand, which did not exist in T&T football.

I am disapointed that we couldn't take it further, but that doesn't mean we've given up. Certain mistakes won't be repeated, so maybe I won't be involved actively for a while.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Coop's on June 14, 2012, 06:30:47 AM
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I don't think you're being fair, here Sam. Just because Sancho was smart enough to take outside business interests instead of relying solely on football, you're criticising him? Given the state of football in T&T and the way its run with little or no respect for employees, I would advise any player, coach or administrator to have a second income to fall back on. Look at how TTFF haven't paid their staff again, and its not the first time. Even overseas, football is a temporary job. Ask Harry Rednapp.

Wasn't Sancho and Gally on de news calling for change de other day.

No problem if he wants to run a second business, he have a family to maintain ?.

But de way he was calling for help, why he dont set an example or if he so care about making a difference go for a challange ?

Instead he take a back seat like everyone else, no one wants to step up and expect things to change.

North East Stars did much better before Sancho and Jeffrey went there, check de stats, it dont lie.

All these 06 Warriors concern about is they money and they self.

Why do you think football is dead in T&T, its because no one wants to step forward and make a change. De same way they unity and sue the TTFF for they money is de same way they could unite and at least make a challange.

When everbody take a back seat they allow the TTFF to win and they allow Jack the devil to prove that without him T&T dead.

       :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :cheers: :cheers:Breds you preach.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: elan on June 14, 2012, 10:30:44 AM
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I don't think you're being fair, here Sam. Just because Sancho was smart enough to take outside business interests instead of relying solely on football, you're criticising him? Given the state of football in T&T and the way its run with little or no respect for employees, I would advise any player, coach or administrator to have a second income to fall back on. Look at how TTFF haven't paid their staff again, and its not the first time. Even overseas, football is a temporary job. Ask Harry Rednapp.

Wasn't Sancho and Gally on de news calling for change de other day.

No problem if he wants to run a second business, he have a family to maintain ?.

But de way he was calling for help, why he dont set an example or if he so care about making a difference go for a challange ?

Instead he take a back seat like everyone else, no one wants to step up and expect things to change.

North East Stars did much better before Sancho and Jeffrey went there, check de stats, it dont lie.

All these 06 Warriors concern about is they money and they self.

Why do you think football is dead in T&T, its because no one wants to step forward and make a change. De same way they unity and sue the TTFF for they money is de same way they could unite and at least make a challange.

When everbody take a back seat they allow the TTFF to win and they allow Jack the devil to prove that without him T&T dead.


"Instead he take a back seat like everyone else, no one wants to step up and expect things to change." 

Sam, what does this mean? How can he "step up"? Join TTFF and be called a sell out?

TTFF won't go near Sancho, nor will the ProLeague. So whats left?

He's been outspoken since before 2006 and all its earned him is a ruined career. What you should be asking is why other players like Dwight, Latas, Kenwyne, Stern, Carlos have not been as vocal. Maybe if they had backed him more, the change you want would have happened. Sancho has carried the flag into battle, but when he looked over his shoulder there were only a few soldiers behind him. Where were the people of T&T? Look at our petition for TTFF to resign....500 signatures after 6 months.

Your comments about North East stats are warrented. However, there was a 5 year BUSINESS plan. Year one was exceeded. Then the club veered away from the path it was on. Decisions were being made elsewhere. Stats don't lie, as you say. North East acquired more sponsorship in 2010/11 and 2011/12 than the Pro League or TTFF. They had 10 times the community programmes of any other club. They were (according to the Pro League & also Terry Fenwick) the best supported club in 2010/11. Those were the stats I was interested in, because they build a brand, which did not exist in T&T football.

I am disapointed that we couldn't take it further, but that doesn't mean we've given up. Certain mistakes won't be repeated, so maybe I won't be involved actively for a while.

FS, I really like how you does move. Maybe Sancho should have done like other "great" players and ride out. Look at all of them they in another country laughing at Sancho for TRYING. No wonder we country and football in this state.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Flex on June 14, 2012, 03:57:23 PM
Parallel philosophies led to Eve's North East Stars move.
ttproleague.com.


Angus Eve is ready for the new challenge ahead after picking up his first head coach position at club level.

However there is more to it, than just landing a two-season deal at Sangre Grande club North East Stars, said the 39 year-old former Trinidad and Tobago international.

“I’m really happy to be part of the North East family,” Eve said following his official unveiling on Wednesday as coach for the upcoming 2012-13 season which would be followed by a second season in 2013-2014, covering the two-season agreement.

Eve who recently completed his stint as the T&T U23s head coach revealed, “I think the (North East Stars) president Mr. (Darryl) Mahabir has done so much with football over the years, and he has lamented such when he said that he wants to put back into the youths.

“That’s my hope, dreams and aspirations. I really love seeing youths come from nothing and become something. Being from a background of the ‘ghetto’, Carenage, where we now call one of the ‘hot spots’, I love the opportunity to help other people out of that scenario and the president of the club also said the same thing.

“That was me buying into the project [at North East Stars]. Mahabir wants to bring the club back into prominence and also get into the communities which I think is very invaluable to the communities based on what’s happening in the country right now [with the crime situation]. We keep a lot of kids off the streets and doing something positive. That’s the way that the club wants to go, I bought into the ideas that the president have.”

Eve was popularized as a coach while working with youth players during his time at San Juan Jabloteh, while also filling the role of assistant coach to senior team coach Englishman Terry Fenwick from 2006-2008 lifting the League title as assistant in 2007 and 2008.

In 2009 he moved on as assistant coach at Ma Pau SC alongside head coach Michael McComie and celebrated the Toyota Classic title in 2010.

His most recent role was with the T&T U23s in Olympic qualifiers as head coach which began last year and led the young ‘Warriors’ to the CONCACAF qualifying earlier this year before subsequently bowing out.

“I’ve worked with senior players at Ma Pau and at Jabloteh, so it’s not something new to me,” responded Eve over his new role as head coach of a club.

“I wasn’t the head coach at those clubs and that’s the only difference in the dynamic. But I think I’ve gained the respect of the players in the League as a player and as a coach,” said the 117 capped former T&T midfielder.

He added, “The people at North East Stars have a lot of experience that I can tap into. My experience as the National U23s coach and one little stint with the seniors has actually helped me to develop my coaching skills and my ability to deal with players with big egos, so I think I relish the opportunity to come in and try to help the club with the ability and experience that I have gained and also to help the league move forward.”

Eve retired from international football in 2006 after his non-selection for his country’s historic World Cup appearance in Germany, while his club career included stints at Joe Public (1993-94, 1997-98, 2000), Defence Force (1995-96) English club Chester City (1999-2000) and San Juan Jabloteh (2001-2006) winning the League Championship in 2002 and 2003.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Star Child on June 14, 2012, 04:20:03 PM
Nobody egos bigger than yours Angus.

He didn't want any foreign players now lets see him take NE Stars to the next level with the locals guys.

Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: just cool on June 15, 2012, 12:11:46 AM
Sam , i do agree with you to "some" extent, but not all the way. i go agree that some of the 06 warriors are selfish fellas, but i don't believe that brent sancho is one of them. i believe the fellas yuh should be directing this too iz man like latapy and yorke to name a few! but fellas like sancho and kelvin jack lose out on a lot bc they stood up to warner.

i do agree with you when you said that they neglect their duty to the public as stars of the local game. i believe that they should have mobilized the people and made a run for the leadership of the TTFF even if they failed.

imagine the last election camps went on challenged, this lousy man who has been doing an equally lousy job, and he was reelected without a challenge, now that was appalling on the path of the football fraternity in T&T.

breds, the reason why football ded in trinbago , is bc of the fans, the media, the business community, and the old guard (TTFF). the fans bc they didn't show enough interest in the dilapidated way football has been handled for the past three decades. they stood by and let warner and camps dictate football with his bag of money, and no body eh even bother as much as to pelt ah molitoff in jack car self, tuh show them that we serious.

these fans is the worst i've ever seen, they don't have one shred of activism in them, yet still they have the nerve to bawl down warner , but fraid to even organize a protest in front of the TTFF, MOS, and prime minister's office, or form an organization to stand up against the detractors of football in this country.

the media is also to blame, since they rarely go up against warner and his miss use of power, or even educate the public and warner's miss handling of football funds. how could this rag tag bunch of awful administrators be voted in unchallenged time after time ? ah mean it's facking mind boggling!!!!!!!!!

the business community should also shoulder some of this blame, take jamaica for instance. the business community is the main financial contributors in the subsidization of jamaican football. they take the brunt of the load as far as sponsorship goes, plus here in T&T there are incentives for companies that engage in sponsorship, yet they chide from sponsoring our football.

IMO the TTFF should have been dismantled and discarded yrs ago! if not by force, then by constant activism! yuh think all this could go on in places where ppl would give their left nut for football. places like argentina, columbia, england, brazil, mexico, ireland, germany etc ?? some body would have done some seriously unscrupulous things to the members of that federation, but here in T&T we to damn backward and sleepy!

the fans is boo in trinbago!
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Trinimassive on June 17, 2012, 09:45:20 AM
This is a good move by Eve. He needs more experience and he will be in a position to not only gain that experience but once he performs well in time he will get his opportunity again.
Anton Corneal needs to do that same. The national teams is no place to gain experience Anton and the rest need to be plying their trade in at least the Pro League or higher.

As for Coop's I don't think he is entirely off the mark. Sancho and the rest, including Football Supporter as far as I know still hasn't given any real explaination as to why they are no longer with North East Stars, if they did it was really under the radar. In fact I don't know about anybody else but how I found out FS was not with North East was not from his words but Tallman.  FS here everyday and it take Tallman for me to even know he wasn't there, but who knows maybe he made an press release like what they did with Stern.  Cause when Stern talked about the club they came out in full force with all kinda press release.

And is not like they "have to" discuss anything with the public, but if you showing that you're different from the TTFF and all the other people who think they don't have to be transparent with the public then you need to be transparent. If they can't discuss the happenings of dey club who is to say if they were in charge of the TTFF or any other entity they would discuss fraud, or any misappropriations of funds, etc. Stern stated the organization is/was (maybe was since there seems to be some sort of changing of the guards)  run unprofessionally and I wouldn't doubt that there's something to that.
Nothing against FS or any of them but it kinda suspicious that they been so "quiet" about the dealings of their former club.
Who know maybe the bacchanal would generate more interest in the club because the losses ent really helping much.

But back to Eve good luck, learn the game yuh have potential  :beermug:

Why FS, Sancho or anybody have to be "transparent" about their PRIVATE employment situation??  Do you come and post about when you leave your job?  The man posted on behalf of his employer while in their employ... sure it would have been nice had he made a post saying "Just for the record..." but so what if he didn't.  It is beyond foolish to even bring up transparency as it relates to the TTFF in this context.
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FS you self eh helping the situation with that suing talk... unless yuh have money throw away behind some lawyer I suggest you ease that talk. Flex and dem, and not even Coop's have anything to worry about.


I most certainly would have posted info about the happenings at the club I was at and if I left I would also post that info. That is normal in England and all over the world to give account to the "public" when you're in football. After all you depend on the public for support (maybe that is partially why the support sucks in T&T; the people don't feel part of the team).  They do it in England all the time.

Additionally if you're being transparent, you're being transparent. Why should someone feel comfortable with Sancho, Jeffries, and others feeling that they don't need to inform the public about happenings at the club or anything else; but feel comfortable with them in a positon with the TTFF where that mentality already exists. It builds confidence to inform the public so that if they were in charge and was accused of any a coverup and wrong doings the public could say nah man that is not them we woulda hear something bout that already.
The problem in T&T is that no one feels accountable to anyone. From government to the child walking the street.

I am not bashing Sancho or anyone else; it really is simple, it's a relationship they have with the public....just like any other relationship, as it develops you want to feel like the person you're in a relationship with is keeping you informed of what's going on so if you hear anything untoward, you could confidently say that is NOT him or her, he/she ent like that because I woulda know bout it.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Trinimassive on June 17, 2012, 09:52:58 AM
This is a good move by Eve. He needs more experience and he will be in a position to not only gain that experience but once he performs well in time he will get his opportunity again.
Anton Corneal needs to do that same. The national teams is no place to gain experience Anton and the rest need to be plying their trade in at least the Pro League or higher.

As for Coop's I don't think he is entirely off the mark. Sancho and the rest, including Football Supporter as far as I know still hasn't given any real explaination as to why they are no longer with North East Stars, if they did it was really under the radar. In fact I don't know about anybody else but how I found out FS was not with North East was not from his words but Tallman.  FS here everyday and it take Tallman for me to even know he wasn't there, but who knows maybe he made an press release like what they did with Stern.  Cause when Stern talked about the club they came out in full force with all kinda press release.

And is not like they "have to" discuss anything with the public, but if you showing that you're different from the TTFF and all the other people who think they don't have to be transparent with the public then you need to be transparent. If they can't discuss the happenings of dey club who is to say if they were in charge of the TTFF or any other entity they would discuss fraud, or any misappropriations of funds, etc. Stern stated the organization is/was (maybe was since there seems to be some sort of changing of the guards)  run unprofessionally and I wouldn't doubt that there's something to that.
Nothing against FS or any of them but it kinda suspicious that they been so "quiet" about the dealings of their former club.
Who know maybe the bacchanal would generate more interest in the club because the losses ent really helping much.

But back to Eve good luck, learn the game yuh have potential  :beermug:

I hear what you're saying, an understand your points. However, there are certain instances where releasing information is unwise. As you will note, we were never shy in making press statements, even when the news wasn't always positive. In my personal situation, I negotiated to be released from my contract in February as I was disillusioned with the direction the club was taking and the decisions being made. There are no hard feelings on my part and I was not forced out of the club.  :beermug:

It's good that you understand what i'm saying. It's all part of helping the game grow in T&T. Good or bad it's good to get the public involved so they feel they have a vested interest in that or any other club. Every bit helps!!!
As for your personal situation it is good that you have no hard feelings and weren't forced out. Maybe something could be learned/gained from that situation which would help improve things on both sides in the future  :beermug:
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 17, 2012, 11:52:15 AM
This is a good move by Eve. He needs more experience and he will be in a position to not only gain that experience but once he performs well in time he will get his opportunity again.
Anton Corneal needs to do that same. The national teams is no place to gain experience Anton and the rest need to be plying their trade in at least the Pro League or higher.

As for Coop's I don't think he is entirely off the mark. Sancho and the rest, including Football Supporter as far as I know still hasn't given any real explaination as to why they are no longer with North East Stars, if they did it was really under the radar. In fact I don't know about anybody else but how I found out FS was not with North East was not from his words but Tallman.  FS here everyday and it take Tallman for me to even know he wasn't there, but who knows maybe he made an press release like what they did with Stern.  Cause when Stern talked about the club they came out in full force with all kinda press release.

And is not like they "have to" discuss anything with the public, but if you showing that you're different from the TTFF and all the other people who think they don't have to be transparent with the public then you need to be transparent. If they can't discuss the happenings of dey club who is to say if they were in charge of the TTFF or any other entity they would discuss fraud, or any misappropriations of funds, etc. Stern stated the organization is/was (maybe was since there seems to be some sort of changing of the guards)  run unprofessionally and I wouldn't doubt that there's something to that.
Nothing against FS or any of them but it kinda suspicious that they been so "quiet" about the dealings of their former club.
Who know maybe the bacchanal would generate more interest in the club because the losses ent really helping much.

But back to Eve good luck, learn the game yuh have potential  :beermug:

Why FS, Sancho or anybody have to be "transparent" about their PRIVATE employment situation??  Do you come and post about when you leave your job?  The man posted on behalf of his employer while in their employ... sure it would have been nice had he made a post saying "Just for the record..." but so what if he didn't.  It is beyond foolish to even bring up transparency as it relates to the TTFF in this context.
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FS you self eh helping the situation with that suing talk... unless yuh have money throw away behind some lawyer I suggest you ease that talk. Flex and dem, and not even Coop's have anything to worry about.


I most certainly would have posted info about the happenings at the club I was at and if I left I would also post that info. That is normal in England and all over the world to give account to the "public" when you're in football. After all you depend on the public for support (maybe that is partially why the support sucks in T&T; the people don't feel part of the team).  They do it in England all the time.

Additionally if you're being transparent, you're being transparent. Why should someone feel comfortable with Sancho, Jeffries, and others feeling that they don't need to inform the public about happenings at the club or anything else; but feel comfortable with them in a positon with the TTFF where that mentality already exists. It builds confidence to inform the public so that if they were in charge and was accused of any a coverup and wrong doings the public could say nah man that is not them we woulda hear something bout that already.
The problem in T&T is that no one feels accountable to anyone. From government to the child walking the street.

I am not bashing Sancho or anyone else; it really is simple, it's a relationship they have with the public....just like any other relationship, as it develops you want to feel like the person you're in a relationship with is keeping you informed of what's going on so if you hear anything untoward, you could confidently say that is NOT him or her, he/she ent like that because I woulda know bout it.

Ok, so if what you say is true, then the club has the first responsibility to its supporters and the public? After all, administrators come and go, but the club remains, and thats who the fans support. So why are you so adamanat that myself, Sancho and Jeffers need to be transparent? Isn't it the responsibility of the club to inform its supporters? And if the club made a statement, perhaps there would be a response? Also, if you, the public, want information, why haven't you contacted Mr Mahabir as I haven't been forthcoming?
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: frico on June 17, 2012, 12:04:45 PM
Eve coach a team to collect 7 rass goals from Mexico,dat shit shouldn't happen today we coaches jess doh have the ability,leh we jess stick to de foreigners an dem.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Trinimassive on June 17, 2012, 02:07:27 PM
This is a good move by Eve. He needs more experience and he will be in a position to not only gain that experience but once he performs well in time he will get his opportunity again.
Anton Corneal needs to do that same. The national teams is no place to gain experience Anton and the rest need to be plying their trade in at least the Pro League or higher.

As for Coop's I don't think he is entirely off the mark. Sancho and the rest, including Football Supporter as far as I know still hasn't given any real explaination as to why they are no longer with North East Stars, if they did it was really under the radar. In fact I don't know about anybody else but how I found out FS was not with North East was not from his words but Tallman.  FS here everyday and it take Tallman for me to even know he wasn't there, but who knows maybe he made an press release like what they did with Stern.  Cause when Stern talked about the club they came out in full force with all kinda press release.

And is not like they "have to" discuss anything with the public, but if you showing that you're different from the TTFF and all the other people who think they don't have to be transparent with the public then you need to be transparent. If they can't discuss the happenings of dey club who is to say if they were in charge of the TTFF or any other entity they would discuss fraud, or any misappropriations of funds, etc. Stern stated the organization is/was (maybe was since there seems to be some sort of changing of the guards)  run unprofessionally and I wouldn't doubt that there's something to that.
Nothing against FS or any of them but it kinda suspicious that they been so "quiet" about the dealings of their former club.
Who know maybe the bacchanal would generate more interest in the club because the losses ent really helping much.

But back to Eve good luck, learn the game yuh have potential  :beermug:

Why FS, Sancho or anybody have to be "transparent" about their PRIVATE employment situation??  Do you come and post about when you leave your job?  The man posted on behalf of his employer while in their employ... sure it would have been nice had he made a post saying "Just for the record..." but so what if he didn't.  It is beyond foolish to even bring up transparency as it relates to the TTFF in this context.
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FS you self eh helping the situation with that suing talk... unless yuh have money throw away behind some lawyer I suggest you ease that talk. Flex and dem, and not even Coop's have anything to worry about.


I most certainly would have posted info about the happenings at the club I was at and if I left I would also post that info. That is normal in England and all over the world to give account to the "public" when you're in football. After all you depend on the public for support (maybe that is partially why the support sucks in T&T; the people don't feel part of the team).  They do it in England all the time.

Additionally if you're being transparent, you're being transparent. Why should someone feel comfortable with Sancho, Jeffries, and others feeling that they don't need to inform the public about happenings at the club or anything else; but feel comfortable with them in a positon with the TTFF where that mentality already exists. It builds confidence to inform the public so that if they were in charge and was accused of any a coverup and wrong doings the public could say nah man that is not them we woulda hear something bout that already.
The problem in T&T is that no one feels accountable to anyone. From government to the child walking the street.

I am not bashing Sancho or anyone else; it really is simple, it's a relationship they have with the public....just like any other relationship, as it develops you want to feel like the person you're in a relationship with is keeping you informed of what's going on so if you hear anything untoward, you could confidently say that is NOT him or her, he/she ent like that because I woulda know bout it.

Ok, so if what you say is true, then the club has the first responsibility to its supporters and the public? After all, administrators come and go, but the club remains, and thats who the fans support. So why are you so adamanat that myself, Sancho and Jeffers need to be transparent? Isn't it the responsibility of the club to inform its supporters? And if the club made a statement, perhaps there would be a response? Also, if you, the public, want information, why haven't you contacted Mr Mahabir as I haven't been forthcoming?

I agree 100% that the club should be more transparent. The reason I put the onus on you and Sancho is simple really.
I expect that level of unprofessionalism from most of the clubs and their administrators in T&T.  I believe that since Sancho, you and others who have been exposed to more professional environments would not do as they do in T&T but be the difference.
Stern openly spoke out about it, as some would view that as unprofessional but when you've experienced a truly professional environment it's hard to accept less so that's why I made mention of it. It's nothing personal I just felt you'll could be the example of how things should be done  :beermug:
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Tallman on June 22, 2012, 09:03:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/coPS9vDrGAI
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 22, 2012, 08:48:51 PM
Mahabir has always been real passionate about using football in the community to set good examples. And his point about every business supporting local football is spot on. Even if they only throw $5k at a club, some good will come from it. More businesses should follow the example of Japs.

I hear North East signed Kerry Baptiste today. Be interesting to see the impact he makes.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: royal on June 23, 2012, 06:00:32 AM
Mahabir has always been real passionate about using football in the community to set good examples. And his point about every business supporting local football is spot on. Even if they only throw $5k at a club, some good will come from it. More businesses should follow the example of Japs.

I hear North East signed Kerry Baptiste today. Be interesting to see the impact he makes.

Eve start to sign his  Carenage boys
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: asylumseeker on June 23, 2012, 06:19:21 AM
Good luck, fellas. Good stuff all around. Make it happen.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Tallman on June 26, 2012, 06:27:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/CjAYefZ0gC4
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Trinimassive on June 27, 2012, 09:04:02 AM
Good to see North East Stars making moves and talking about it  :beermug:
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Sam on June 27, 2012, 09:12:36 AM
North East Stars does change coaches like cloths.

Ah wonder how long Angus Eve go last ?

And knowing Eve he head bigger that he game, so he might be unemployed by September..  :rotfl:

Lewwe see what kinda preparations he will make before de season start.

I like Mahabir passion though, wish de TTFF had de same.

Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 27, 2012, 04:06:21 PM
Mahabir has plenty of passion for football. That sentence is also the answer to your first statement!
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Deeks on June 27, 2012, 04:50:24 PM
North East Stars does change coaches like cloths.

Ah wonder how long Angus Eve go last ?

And knowing Eve he head bigger that he game, so he might be unemployed by September..  :rotfl:

Lewwe see what kinda preparations he will make before de season start.

I like Mahabir passion though, wish de TTFF had de same.

Look, if Mahabir get good players for Angus and they win everything is mute.  Most winning teams in the world have access to money. Mahabir is an astute business man. But football is a sport that needs infusion of cash at a moments notice. You want some players and you have money to outbid the other teams and  you get them. That is how team sports work. DM don't have that kind of money as yet. Plus the playing field situation is one of the biggest hindrance his organization. I really wish the best. Good to see a QRC man doing good. All who for Japs Fry Chicken!!! Say Aye.!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 27, 2012, 05:27:30 PM
North East Stars does change coaches like cloths.

Ah wonder how long Angus Eve go last ?

And knowing Eve he head bigger that he game, so he might be unemployed by September..  :rotfl:

Lewwe see what kinda preparations he will make before de season start.

I like Mahabir passion though, wish de TTFF had de same.

Look, if Mahabir get good players for Angus and they win everything is mute.  Most winning teams in the world have access to money. Mahabir is an astute business man. But football is a sport that needs infusion of cash at a moments notice. You want some players and you have money to outbid the other teams and  you get them. That is how team sports work. DM don't have that kind of money as yet. Plus the playing field situation is one of the biggest hindrance his organization. I really wish the best. Good to see a QRC man doing good. All who for Japs Fry Chicken!!! Say Aye.!!!!!!!

And there's your problem with T&T football. Of course its nice to win, but you have to balance that with player development and your responsibilty to your community. Yes, you can buy a winning team, but unless you invest for the long term, you'll have to keep buying. And there is not enough money in T&T football to support that plan

Look when Real Madrid played Barca. Barca had 6 players who cost nothing as they came through their academy. Can't remember all of them, but I know it was Messi plus, I think, Alonso, Xavi, Iniesta. Ronaldo cost more than the whole Barca starting 11.

Now, RM could afford it as they have huge support and earn millions of Euros each game at the gate, through replica shirts and tv money. Theres none of that in T&T football. Also, look at Man Utd nearly $1 billion in debt. Spurs may not have won much, but they still get a full house, have some big players and a good academy and have a relatively healthy financial status.

And by development, I mean proper programmes starting with 8 and 9 year olds.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Deeks on June 27, 2012, 07:54:13 PM
Look when Real Madrid played Barca. Barca had 6 players who cost nothing as they came through their academy. Can't remember all of them, but I know it was Messi plus, I think, Alonso, Xavi, Iniesta. Ronaldo cost more than the whole Barca starting 11.

That is correct. But let us see if Barca can produce a bunch of p[layers like this on a regualr basis. Ever so often a team produce a group of players and then after a time they only producing lemons. Manu had Beckham, Scholes, Butt, and a couple other and they leap-frogged liverpool.  Ajax had their group of wonderkins, Bayern had theirs. I remember Bolivia had their Tauichi Academy with Echeveria and now they have not produce anything. Every dog has its day. Now is Barca's turn.
 From about  1965 to 1978, South trinidad produced some of the greatest ballers the country has ever seen. Now is guava.
Title: Re: Angus Eve is new North East Stars head coach .
Post by: Football supporter on June 27, 2012, 08:26:21 PM
Look when Real Madrid played Barca. Barca had 6 players who cost nothing as they came through their academy. Can't remember all of them, but I know it was Messi plus, I think, Alonso, Xavi, Iniesta. Ronaldo cost more than the whole Barca starting 11.

That is correct. But let us see if Barca can produce a bunch of p[layers like this on a regualr basis. Ever so often a team produce a group of players and then after a time they only producing lemons. Manu had Beckham, Scholes, Butt, and a couple other and they leap-frogged liverpool.  Ajax had their group of wonderkins, Bayern had theirs. I remember Bolivia had their Tauichi Academy with Echeveria and now they have not produce anything. Every dog has its day. Now is Barca's turn.
 From about  1965 to 1978, South trinidad produced some of the greatest ballers the country has ever seen. Now is guava.

I agree with your comments. However, those clubs still produce a surprising number of lesser first tier club players and lower league players which is also important to the survival of football and produces income to purchase a star player.
There will always be a gifted group that emerges, but mean time, while you're not producing a Messi or Beckham, you can't always afford to spend big, so you have to play the "lesser" products of your academy. 

Football is a factory and not all of the products are Porsche's, but your Fords and Hondas keep you in business.
Title: Eve-lution at Stars as Caledonia cut down
Post by: SWF Reporter on September 15, 2012, 07:20:55 PM
Eve-lution at Stars as Caledonia cut down
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com)


New Pro League head coach Angus Eve and his North East Stars squad threw out a challenge to Trinidad and Tobago’s established football order last night as the Sangre Grande stunned Caribbean champions, Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA, en route to a 3-1 win at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.

There was something about the manner in which Caledonia was hassled off the ball and the impertinent way that 2006 World Cup striker Cornell Glen converted the opening goal that suggested it might be a pivotal moment.

Eve had seen it before—in his head.

“The game played out exactly how I thought it would,” Eve told Wired868. “I have played against Jamaal (Shabazz) and I have seen his Caledonia and Guyana play. He likes to play from the back, he likes 4-4-2; he tends to be a bit predictable.

“They would have thought they saw me play (in the pre-season) and I saw Jamaal did an interview saying they expected us to play 4-5-1. I think we surprised them.”

Caledonia AIA, which has played three CONCACAF Champions League games already, lined up in a 4-4-2 system that, as always, aimed to attack the flanks. Stars responded with a 3-5-2 formation that condensed space for the opposing centre forwards while its full backs pressed high against the Caledonia wingers.

Caledonia, with playmaner Densill Theobald back from a successful season with Indian team Dempo SC, looked to pull Stars asunder with clever ball movement. Stars, led by combative, stocky midfielder Jean-Luc Rochford, aimed to turn the contest into a battle of wills rather than skill.

The first half ended goalless with Caledonia marginally better but neither team able to get behind the opposing defence. Towering striker Jamal Gay just missed the near post with a powerful header from 16 yards, off a Theobald cross, but it was a rare moment of adventure.

“Caledonia is already in its season, so I expected (Caledonia) to be better on the ball and more match fit,” said Eve. “We were solid defensively and tried to restrict their chances…

“We thought we would wait and then press as a team and try to win the ball high up the pitch.”

The critical moment came as scripted. Caledonia and Guyana international left back Walter Moore tried to play a wall pass with teenaged compatriot Treyon Bobb rather than a simple pass back to his central defender.

The Stars duo of Jayson Joseph and Elijah Manners hustled Bobb off the ball and quickly relayed possession to Glen who strode at the retreating Caledonia defenders before placing into the far corner from the edge of the penalty area.

Read More (http://www.wired868.com/2012/09/15/eve-lution-at-stars-as-caledonia-cut-down/)

Title: Re: Eve-lution at Stars as Caledonia cut down
Post by: elan on September 15, 2012, 07:46:51 PM
Eve-lution at Stars as Caledonia cut down
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com)

Caledonia AIA, which has played three CONCACAF Champions League games already, lined up in a 4-4-2 system that, as always, aimed to attack the flanks. Stars responded with a 3-5-2 formation that condensed space for the opposing centre forwards while its full backs pressed high against the Caledonia wingers.
Read More: http://www.wired868.com/2012/09/15/eve-lution-at-stars-as-caledonia-cut-down/



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Title: Re: Eve-lution at Stars as Caledonia cut down
Post by: SWF Reporter on September 15, 2012, 07:58:36 PM
I tried to clarify further by explaining that the three central defenders condensed space for the opposing centre forwards. Does that help?
Title: Re: Eve-lution at Stars as Caledonia cut down
Post by: Cocorite on September 15, 2012, 10:25:43 PM
Good write up Lasana.

Well FS it seems Eve and North East startiing strong  ;)
Title: Re: Eve-lution at Stars as Caledonia cut down
Post by: Football supporter on September 16, 2012, 10:26:42 AM
Good write up Lasana.

Well FS it seems Eve and North East startiing strong  ;)

Gonna get interesting when Central play North East!!
Title: Re: Eve-lution at Stars as Caledonia cut down
Post by: Cocorite on September 16, 2012, 11:18:24 AM
Good write up Lasana.

Well FS it seems Eve and North East startiing strong  ;)

Gonna get interesting when Central play North East!!

Wish the league a competitive and attractive brand. May the best team win
Title: Re: Eve-lution at Stars as Caledonia cut down
Post by: Tallman on September 18, 2012, 03:57:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/2nwx2n59l3g
Title: Eve wary of consequences after admirable opening victory
Post by: Tallman on September 18, 2012, 06:43:51 PM
Eve wary of consequences after admirable opening victory
ttproleague.com


North East Stars head coach Angus Eve is bracing for a backlash on the heels of his team’s 3-1 win over Caledonia AIA last Friday.

Second half goals by Cornell Glen, Kerry Baptiste and substitute Kaydion Gabriel handed the Sangre Grande club full points at the Hasely Crawford Stadium against Caledonia to enjoy pole position on the 2012-2013 Digicel Pro League standings after round one.

“It’s always good to win,” said Eve following his head coach debut in the TT Pro League. “…but we are not naive to know that it’s just the first game and it takes 21 games to win the League.”

The former San Juan Jabloteh and Ma Pau SC assistant coach added, “We just chalked it up to having a good start.”

However it wasn’t just a win or a good start. It was a win against the winner of last season’s First Citizens Cup, FA Trophy, Lucozade Sport Goal Shield and Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship, Caledonia AIA who currently participates in the CONCACAF Champions’ League group stage.

Eve continued, “It’s a good feeling. Jamaal Shabazz is someone I look up too and all that he has been doing at Caledonia over the years. And also what they have achieved last season and now playing in the CONCACAF Champions’ League.

It added a bit of gloss [to the victory] knowing that Caledonia have already played a few games this season and we were in our first.”

But on the flipside, the former Trinidad and Tobago international and Olympic Team coach, said, “We just set a trap for ourselves because other teams will now be coming differently at us.”

Internally, Eve said it’s his job to keep the North East Stars players’ feet on the ground and not become self absorbed by Friday’s Round One Match Day One win. The North East Stars coach went further saying, “The good thing is that I have a big squad, so if anyone becomes complacent, I’d have someone to do the job.”

Eve’s handcrafted squad includes goalkeepers Cleon John and Adrian Foncette, Seon Power, Glenton Wolfe, Jayson Joseph, Kevon Villarael, Jeromie Williams, Kennedy Hinkson, Elijah Manners, Baptiste, Gabriel, Kareem Moses, Devon Jamerson, Glen, Jean-Luc Rochford among others.

This weekend North East Stars, second positioned Police FC, third positioned Defence Force, W Connection, Central FC, St. Ann’s Rangers, T&TEC FC and Caledonia will turn all eyes on the First Citizens Cup quarter-final round which will be drawn on Wednesday.

The knockout tournament will run for three weeks with the quarter-final round on September 21, the semi-final round on Friday 28 September and the Final on Friday 5 October.

(http://www.ttproleague.com/images/stories/domestic-12-13/nes1.jpg)
Title: Angus Eve takes over as Rangers head coach
Post by: Tallman on September 01, 2015, 02:39:04 PM
Angus Eve takes over as Rangers head coach
ttproleague.com


St. Ann’s Rangers have acquired the services of Angus Eve who will take charge of the club’s Pro League outfit for the upcoming 2015/2016 season.

Rangers, rock-bottom finishers in the last two seasons, are coming off their worst ever campaign with just 5 points from one win and two draws from 24 matches in the 2014/2015 Digicel Pro League championship. That’s two points less than the previous season.

“Before I came to the club (St. Ann’s Rangers) I knew the challenges the club had,” Eve said. “(But) I love a challenge. I love new projects so to say… so coming here for me was another opportunity to showcase my coaching talent.”

Eve, a former Trinidad and Tobago international and most capped player, said his goal is to “build back the respectability of (Rangers) and for the club not to be a pushover in any game that we go into.”

Rangers will kick off their 2015/2016 Digicel Pro League campaign on Saturday 26 September against Defence Force, a former club of the 43-year-old Eve and the side they defeated 2-1 in their final league match last season to avoid a winless campaign.

Eve recently completed a three-year spell (2012-2015) with North East Stars. He led the Sangre Grande club to the 2012 Toyota Classic and 2015 TTFA FA Trophy. Also during his tenure, his first as head coach of a professional club, Eve guided North East Stars to 4th, 5th, and 4th finishes in the last three DPL campaigns.

Eve joins Rangers as replacement for former national player and coach Ron La Forest, who finished the 2014/15 season as head coach of Rangers during a brief one-month stint.

Eve’s local coaching experience includes serving successful spells at San Juan Jabloteh (2006 – 2009) and Ma Pau SC (2009 – 2011) as assistant coach to Terry Fenwick and Michael Mc Comie respectively.

He also boasts international coaching experience, having been appointed manager for the Trinidad and Tobago Under-23 team for the 2012 Olympic Qualifiers.

St. Ann’s Rangers FC operations manager Richard Piper said, “The club’s appointment of Angus comes with immense enthusiasm in his capacity to identify and develop young players, and create systems to bring the best out of them. This aligns with the club’s ideals of providing opportunities to young players to showcase their talent within the top flight of local football, and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Current club manager and Women’s Team head coach Jason Spence expressed that, “The acquisition of Angus Eve to the professional team, and by extension the club, is enormous. I believe Angus is quite relative to the players as he is young and dynamic. He has (also) been fantastic for the country as a player, and he has certainly been making quite a name for himself in the coaching arena.”

Spence returned to his initial roles after holding the role of head coach of the professional team for most of the 2014/15 season.

Eve, who is yet to finalise his squad for the upcoming season said, “There are some nice youngsters here. It’s just to get their frame of mind in the right place, and once we can do that we can be very competitive and build back some respectability to the club. I inherited a lot of players who have contracts here, and no disrespect to any of the coaches who have been here before, but I think that a bit of professionalism was lacking in the guys, and if I can bring that professionalism in them, with the potential that they have, no team should take us easily.”

Eve closed by saying, “We have 17-year-olds and 18-year-olds here. If I can help develop these young players and they can attract the national youth teams that can see them perform at a higher level than they have been, and they can gain opportunities for themselves, that’s within our objectives. If we can get the guys to move on and get opportunities on the outside, that’s also one of the goals for the club.”
Title: Re: Angus Eve takes over as Rangers head coach
Post by: maxg on September 02, 2015, 08:10:45 AM
Good Luck. Big Challenge, amazing experience for future. Should understudy SH.
Title: Re: Angus Eve takes over as Rangers head coach
Post by: Bally on September 02, 2015, 03:00:47 PM
Good luck them doe pay players and staff
Title: Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 23, 2016, 02:45:32 AM
Club Sando hires Angus Eve in search of lift.
ttproleague.com.


Club Sando became the latest project of Angus Eve after the former North East Stars and St. Ann’s Rangers coach agreed to a three-year agreement with the Digicel Pro League (DPL) club for the upcoming 2016/17 season and onwards.

“The plan is to improve on what Sando did last season [in the league],” said Eve who wants his new side, Sando, to also push for the First Citizens Cup and Digicel Pro Bowl finals in the upcoming season. “Nothing is beyond us as Leicester City demonstrated last season [in the English Premier League]. Sando made no finals last year, so to make it to two this season will be an improvement. If we can do that then we will give a go at titles.

“But for now we are realistic,” added Eve. “Our team are young. We are not W Connection who have a very young team but very experienced due to play at the CONCACAF Champions League experience and international exposure. So it’s a matter of managing our expectations at Sando.”

The expectations are high—a top half of the table finish this season and eventually the DPL crown—from Eve’s new employers. “We don’t expect success overnight,” said Club Sando boss and San Fernando businessman Eddison “Eddie” Dean. “We are a 25-year-old club and it took us quite some time to dominate the South Zone and then it took us some time before dominating the Super League. [But] I hope it don’t take as long to dominate the Pro League.”

Since joining Sando in June, Eve has made “wholesale changes” to the club’s roster with goalkeeper Stefan Berkeley, midfielders Kevon Piper and Keron Cornwall and forward Trevin Latapy all joining from Rangers. Former North East Stars midfielder Jamaican Keithy Simpson has also reunited with Eve following a stint Finland.

Other signings include Akeem Roach (Defence Force), Leslie Russell (Morvant Caledonia United), Kevin Lewis (Police FC), Vincentian Nical Stephens (Cunupia United), Jayson Joseph, Nicolas Thomas (Point Fortin Civic) and Kaashif Thomas (San Juan Jabloteh). While Kemuel Rivers, Shaquille Holder, Akeem Humphrey, Jared London, goalkeeper Kelvin Henry and former Naparima College captains Michael Basdeo and Amrit Gilharry have all been retained. Eve has also promoted 20-year-old midfielder Anderson Toussaint from Sando’s Super League team.

Sando made their Pro League debut last season, finishing seventh on the 10-team DPL standings under coach Anthony Streete who had led them to the Super League title the previous season and before that a runners-up finish.

But at the end of last season, Sando parted ways with Streete, who has now returned to his old employers Rangers, who failed to avoid a third consecutive cellar-position finish last season even with Eve at the helm. Credit to Eve, however, Rangers’ play showed improvement while nearly tripling their points tally from the season before under previous coaches.

Prior to his stint at Rangers, Eve had a three-year spell at North East Stars – his first position as head coach of a professional club – and led the Sangre Grande club to the 2012 Toyota Classic and 2015 TTFA FA Trophy. Also during his tenure, Eve guided North East Stars to 4th (2012-13), 5th (2013-14), and 4th (2014-15) finishes in the DPL.

Eve also had successful spells at San Juan Jabloteh (2006–2009) and Ma Pau SC (2009–2011) as assistant coach to Terry Fenwick and Michael Mc Comie, respectively, while his international coaching experience stands at having a stint as the Trinidad and Tobago Under-23 team for the 2012 Olympic qualifiers.

However it was the former Trinidad and Tobago international’s coaching success with Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) giants Naparima College over the past years, including last season’s treble (National Inter-Col, South Inter-Col and Premier League) that captured the interest of Sando, with club boss Eddison Dean a Naparima College old boy and keen supporter of “Naps” football team.

Eve said his philosophy to develop young players for the development of Trinidad and Tobago football while creating better opportunities for youngsters align with the thinking of Dean.

Eve has acquired the services of former Guyana international Charles Pollard as assistant coach and former San Juan Jabloteh and North East Stars goalkeeper coach Brian James, both who had lengthy playing careers in the Pro League.

Eve will face his former employers when Club Sando tackle San Juan Jabloteh on September 30 from 5pm at the Mahaica Oval in Point Fortin in the opening game of the 2016/17 Digicel Pro League followed by home side Point Fortin Civic against Morvant Caledonia United from 7:30pm to complete a South vs North double-header at the venue.

Digicel Pro League 2016/17

Friday September 30

Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin
Club Sando vs San Juan Jabloteh—5pm
Point Fortin Civic vs Morvant Caledonia United—7:30pm

Sunday October 02

Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
Defence Force vs St. Ann’s Rangers—3:30pm

Tuesday October 04

Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar

Ma Pau Stars (formerly North East Stars) vs Police FC—3:30pm

Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva

Central FC vs W Connection—6pm

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 16, 2017, 06:04:09 AM
At least 8 months.
By Ian Prescott (Express).


ANGUS EVE believes that the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) should learn from mistakes it made with Belgian Tom Saintfiet and make his replacement feel he has their support.

“Win, lose or draw, the new coach needs to know that he has the support of the Football Association (TTFA),” Eve said, in a telephone interview last week following Saintfiet’s resignation. “I believe that he has to get at least eight months on the job.”

If heeded, Eve’s advice would see the new coach retained for the duration if the World Cup qualifying campaign. Trinidad and Tobago has eight matches remaining, ending its campaign on October 10, 2017 against the United States, in Port of Spain.

Saintfiet took the Trinidad and Tobago head-coach job in early December with the proviso from TTFA president David John-Williams that he would be sacked unless producing positive results in the World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Mexico, in March.

Saintfiet cited lack of support by the TTFA when handing in his resignation last Tuesday, following back-to-back losses to Suriname and Haiti in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifiers.

“From the first day of my unveiling, I did not get the support of the TTFA and its president; support which is needed to be able to do my job in a professional and successful way,” Saintfiet said upon his resignation last week.

“Given the mandate to guide the team past Panama and Mexico in the coming World Cup qualifiers in March 2017, I have come to the conclusion that I can’t be successful in this environment.”

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on February 02, 2017, 02:58:36 AM
Eve makes case for training local coaches abroad.
By Mark Pouchet (Express).


Former national senior team player and current coach of Club Sando, Angus Eve implored the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association to come up with programmes to develop local coaches so they can contribute to the national junior, youth and senior teams.

And while the man who also coaches Naparima College saluted the appointment of Dennis Lawrence as the new national senior team boss, he lamented that more opportunities were not being sought for the home-based coaches.

“Currently, I don't see the local coaches will get involved; when you look at the picture as a local coach looking in, it doesn't seem that you would get opportunities,” Eve said, adding that coaches like W Connection's Stuart Charles-Fevrier and Digicel Pro League treble title-seeking Central FC Coach Dale Saunders are coaches eligible to contribute at lower levels.

“There are youth teams, even if the local coaches don't get opportunities at senior level because we understand that most of us don't have that sort of experience, but you can groom them in the junior levels,” Eve said. “We have all the coaches that are coaching in the (Pro) League and doing well in the league and not being given the opportunity at national level.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on February 02, 2017, 06:43:37 AM
Eve makes case for training local coaches abroad.
By Mark Pouchet (Express).


Former national senior team player and current coach of Club Sando, Angus Eve implored the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association to come up with programmes to develop local coaches so they can contribute to the national junior, youth and senior teams.

And while the man who also coaches Naparima College saluted the appointment of Dennis Lawrence as the new national senior team boss, he lamented that more opportunities were not being sought for the home-based coaches.

“Currently, I don't see the local coaches will get involved; when you look at the picture as a local coach looking in, it doesn't seem that you would get opportunities,” Eve said, adding that coaches like W Connection's Stuart Charles-Fevrier and Digicel Pro League treble title-seeking Central FC Coach Dale Saunders are coaches eligible to contribute at lower levels.

“There are youth teams, even if the local coaches don't get opportunities at senior level because we understand that most of us don't have that sort of experience, but you can groom them in the junior levels,” Eve said. “We have all the coaches that are coaching in the (Pro) League and doing well in the league and not being given the opportunity at national level.

Tell me dahis not the entire article. Potatoes without de meat.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on February 02, 2017, 09:19:38 AM
Eve makes case for training local coaches abroad.
By Mark Pouchet (Express).


Former national senior team player and current coach of Club Sando, Angus Eve implored the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association to come up with programmes to develop local coaches so they can contribute to the national junior, youth and senior teams.

And while the man who also coaches Naparima College saluted the appointment of Dennis Lawrence as the new national senior team boss, he lamented that more opportunities were not being sought for the home-based coaches.

“Currently, I don't see the local coaches will get involved; when you look at the picture as a local coach looking in, it doesn't seem that you would get opportunities,” Eve said, adding that coaches like W Connection's Stuart Charles-Fevrier and Digicel Pro League treble title-seeking Central FC Coach Dale Saunders are coaches eligible to contribute at lower levels.

“There are youth teams, even if the local coaches don't get opportunities at senior level because we understand that most of us don't have that sort of experience, but you can groom them in the junior levels,” Eve said. “We have all the coaches that are coaching in the (Pro) League and doing well in the league and not being given the opportunity at national level.

Tell me dahis not the entire article. Potatoes without de meat.



Yea, that wasn't the full article, I dont have a subscription to the Express.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sando on February 02, 2017, 09:25:12 AM
Eve had the opportunity with T&T and never did anything.

Its not the job of the TTFA to improve coaches, they have to do that on their own.

Besides, Lawrence is basically local and so to is Latapy, not that I like Latas much as a coach, but they are son of the soil.

Ross Russell, Michael McComie, Michael Maurice, Gally, Bertile St Clair, Derek King, Hutson Charles, Richard Hood, Marlon Charles, Ken Alie, Shawn Cooper, etc, had many international exposure as T&T coaches in the past.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Mose on February 02, 2017, 10:00:38 AM
Eve makes case for training local coaches abroad.
By Mark Pouchet (Express).


Former national senior team player and current coach of Club Sando, Angus Eve implored the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association to come up with programmes to develop local coaches so they can contribute to the national junior, youth and senior teams.

And while the man who also coaches Naparima College saluted the appointment of Dennis Lawrence as the new national senior team boss, he lamented that more opportunities were not being sought for the home-based coaches.

“Currently, I don't see the local coaches will get involved; when you look at the picture as a local coach looking in, it doesn't seem that you would get opportunities,” Eve said, adding that coaches like W Connection's Stuart Charles-Fevrier and Digicel Pro League treble title-seeking Central FC Coach Dale Saunders are coaches eligible to contribute at lower levels.

“There are youth teams, even if the local coaches don't get opportunities at senior level because we understand that most of us don't have that sort of experience, but you can groom them in the junior levels,” Eve said. “We have all the coaches that are coaching in the (Pro) League and doing well in the league and not being given the opportunity at national level.

Tell me dahis not the entire article. Potatoes without de meat.



Yea, that wasn't the full article, I dont have a subscription to the Express.


A link to the original article would have been useful.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on February 02, 2017, 10:43:00 AM
as I keep saying on wired when articles like this come up......arguing that one must leave these shores to improve as a coach is a cop out at best 10yrs ago maybe, but not today........certified yes improved no.........the internet remains a big and untapped source of education "improve speed of play and thought" search on google alone brought up so many useful resources.......I teach myself VFX,animation, modelling, colour grading,,blah blah blah and got damn good at it and my passport doh have a single visa stamp..........will u benefit from a eufa coachin academy stint? hell yes....is one required to make fundamental improvements to the way we coach and play football .....f**k no, the info exists for those willing to seek it out.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on February 02, 2017, 10:48:06 AM
Angus Eve was looking for wok long time, I said it here.

http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=65661.msg967396#msg967396

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on February 02, 2017, 10:55:21 AM
Angus Eve was looking for wok long time, I said it here.

http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=65661.msg967396#msg967396



d man had relatively good run in ah concacaf competition, it eh have many local coaches dat could claim dat, SCF does get beat in champions league year in year out and he was ah front runner to coach d NT


for me success at concacaf, even if not sparkling success.....should get yuh at least on ah shortlist especially in d youth "programme"
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on February 28, 2017, 03:30:05 AM
Eve wants more strategy from local coaches.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


The elimination of T&T’s Under-20 footballers from the Korea Republic 2017 Under-20 World Cup qualifying series has come as no surprise to ex-national coach Angus Eve. But he believes the time has come for local coaches to do more assessments of their opponents if they want better results at international tournaments.

His comment comes mere days after T&T’s hopes were dashed following a 1-0 defeat to host Costa Rica. The junior Warriors appeared to have given up their opportunity of advancing early on in the competition when they drew 1-1 with Bermuda in their opening match last week, and found themselves in a must-win situation with the hosts at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose, which they lost despite a valiant effort.

Yesterday, Eve said T&T teams have been losing out on chances because coaches rarely conduct proper analyses of their opponents before matches.

“Local coaches don’t really do that, but strangely it (analysing teams) is the norm for coaches at that level of the game internationally. When we have to go up against top teams internationally, their coaches study our team and come up with effective ways of beating us,” Eve said.

He added, “Local coaches always tend to feel that they can match teams based on ability, but it is not the way international coaches operate. Let’s say a Jose Mourinho for instance, who does a detailed assessment of his opponents before he takes them on, so we have to do the same thing or else we will continue to get the same results.”

Eve, who has coached Club Sando in the T&T Pro League and Naparima College in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), still congratulated Williams and his staff for their effort.

However, he said although the Under-20s seemed well prepared for the tournament, they did not look tactically cohesive and strong in offence and defence,.

He noted that young striker Nicholas Dillon appeared to have been doing everything up front for the team, which painted an unclear picture of what was being done tactically.

In addition to the the drawn match against the Bermudans and the loss to Costa Rica, T&T defeated El Salvador 2-1 in their last Group C encounter, but it was not enough as they finished at the bottom of the three-team qualifying table with four points.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Cocorite on February 28, 2017, 06:41:08 AM
If these comments were relayed right by the writer, then Eve sounds really naive and waaaaay behind time. To be talking about this as if just discovered this idea and is calling on local coaches to learn something. . .he can't be serious.

Also to imply that no scouting of the other teams were done seems a premature conclusion unless he knows that for a fact.

I like what I see in Eve more often than not, but these comments worry me at times. . .
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on February 28, 2017, 08:24:36 AM
If these comments were relayed right by the writer, then Eve sounds really naive and waaaaay behind time. To be talking about this as if just discovered this idea and is calling on local coaches to learn something. . .he can't be serious.

Also to imply that no scouting of the other teams were done seems a premature conclusion unless he knows that for a fact.

I like what I see in Eve more often than not, but these comments worry me at times. . .


but cocorite, we coaches not tactical nor do they make ah effort to be, we fed up discuss dat point on dis forum, it does be fairly noticeable dat there does never seem to be ah solid plan "per opponent" just "ah way we play"......no targeted marking nutten......yet our opponents know right off who is and how to handle we best players....mind you on field game management is also sadly lacking.......as asylum kept pointing out, we were always several ticks too slow in everything we did.......and then there was those dreadfully long moments of indecision against costa rica........it might sound naive to be repeating tings yuh would tink ah local coach should know, but more often than not plenty ah dem does act like they eh know, don't care to know or to lazy to implement.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on February 28, 2017, 09:04:54 AM
 :whistling:
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: maxg on February 28, 2017, 10:23:06 AM
"Eve sounds really naive and waaaaay behind time."

So because it has been said before, Eve should not say it again, or play he didn't see, or act like he don't know, or just 'doh say nuttin' ?

"However, he said although the Under-20s seemed well prepared for the tournament, they did not look tactically cohesive and strong in offence and defence,."

Totally agree, and that's why I blame the coach. Would Eve have done a better job ? Sounds so, yet hindsight is 20/20. Improvement considered I agree the boys were tactically unprepared, given the length of preparation time. Not because it was obvious or new, it shouldn't be said or repeated.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on February 28, 2017, 10:32:33 AM
"Eve sounds really naive and waaaaay behind time."

So because it has been said before, Eve should not say it again, or play he didn't see, or act like he don't know, or just 'doh say nuttin' ?

"However, he said although the Under-20s seemed well prepared for the tournament, they did not look tactically cohesive and strong in offence and defence,."

Totally agree, and that's why I blame the coach. Would Eve have done a better job ? Sounds so, yet hindsight is 20/20. Improvement considered I agree the boys were tactically unprepared, given the length of preparation time. Not because it was obvious or new, it shouldn't be said or repeated.

d last youth team eve coach he left the tournament eliminated but UNDEFEATED, if I remember correctly and never get another team since....which is sad imo.....
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: coache on February 28, 2017, 12:26:20 PM
Angus yuh right... now you have to prove you could do better at this level..apply for the job.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Cocorite on February 28, 2017, 03:27:17 PM
If these comments were relayed right by the writer, then Eve sounds really naive and waaaaay behind time. To be talking about this as if just discovered this idea and is calling on local coaches to learn something. . .he can't be serious.

Also to imply that no scouting of the other teams were done seems a premature conclusion unless he knows that for a fact.

I like what I see in Eve more often than not, but these comments worry me at times. . .


but cocorite, we coaches not tactical nor do they make ah effort to be, we fed up discuss dat point on dis forum, it does be fairly noticeable dat there does never seem to be ah solid plan "per opponent" just "ah way we play"......no targeted marking nutten......yet our opponents know right off who is and how to handle we best players....mind you on field game management is also sadly lacking.......as asylum kept pointing out, we were always several ticks too slow in everything we did.......and then there was those dreadfully long moments of indecision against costa rica........it might sound naive to be repeating tings yuh would tink ah local coach should know, but more often than not plenty ah dem does act like they eh know, don't care to know or to lazy to implement.


So I am the naive one to think it is a foregone conclusion that all our coaches (let alone international coaches) are scouting and analyzing our opponents?

Well, there I go again expecting too much when I was convinced that we done pass that level loooong time.

Well I stand corrected. So then I cyar be looking at these games with the expectations that we are prepared even if the team gels together.

Sweet, sweet, T&T oh how ah love-up meh country.

Eventhough they does make it hard for me. . . .Oh. .Oh. . .Oh
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: maxg on February 28, 2017, 05:28:06 PM
You are not naive to think it should be done. However, if Eve is implying that it may not be done or done properly, and he is in the system and in more regular contact with local coaches, don't see how you can claim him to be naive and behind times, unless you have more contact with local coaches than him. Do you ? If you do, then rightfully, your criticism may be warranted. :thumbsup:

add: the only issue I do have with local coaches, and i do have issues with many of them, Eve included, is the fact that seem unwilling to learn from anybody else they deem local. including. a Hart, Phillips or even a Gally, or even each other. (yet, even that is based on a relatively few observations and instances)
Title: Angus Eve: I owe my life to football
Post by: Tallman on September 14, 2017, 05:40:55 PM
Angus Eve: I owe my life to football
ttproleague.com


Angus Eve, Trinidad and Tobago’s all-time most capped player and First Citizens Sports Foundation Hall of Famer, is firm in his belief that the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League is “a massive benefit” to the twin-island republic.

The 45-year-old Eve, who is in his second season as Club Sando head coach, said that he, and many others like him, owe their lives to football through the existence of Pro League clubs, and that Government and corporate Trinidad and Tobago should realise the significance of the professional league.

“The existence of the Pro League has always been tremendous in the development of my family life,” said the Carenage-born father-of-four.

“A young man coming from Carenage – one of the areas considered a ‘hot spot’ – I can tell you most of my friends were not law abiding.”

Eve said with the support of his parents and later guidance from former Trinidad and Tobago national team coaches Bertille St. Clair and Ron La Forest, and the late Richard Abraham, a former Joe Public and T&T team manager, and others, he was able to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional footballer and captained his coountry.

A talented midfielder with an eye for goal, Eve represented Joe Public, Defence Force and San Juan Jabloteh with the same dedication that earned him the admiration of Trinidad and Tobago fans and 117 international caps for his national team.

“I had my dream that I wanted to fulfil playing professional football so I left the Defence Force,” explained Eve, who also had stints in England and Holland with Chester City FC and Roda JC respectively. “Having clubs like we have in the Pro League helped develop me and took my profession to a level where I was able to train, rest, and focus on football on a full time.

“It’s a massive benefit to have the Pro League, even more now than back in my playing days. In my time we would get one or two players out to better opportunities but now way more players breaking into professional leagues abroad. And doors continue to open up in America, Europe, Honduras and Costa Rica because players have a base of the professional football here in Trinidad.”

Germany-bound Joevin Jones (Seattle Sounders / USA), Kevin Molino (Minnesota United / USA), Mekeil Williams (Colorado Rapids / USA), Cordell Cato (San Jose Earthquakes / USA), Ataulla Guerra, Neveal Hackshaw (Charleston Battery / USA), Trevin Caesar (Sacramento Republic FC / USA), Aikim Andrews, Jelani Peters (Toronto FC II / Canada), Jerrel Britto (Honduras Progreso / Honduras), Jomal Williams, Shahdon Winchester (Murciélagos / Mexico), Daneil Cyrus, Jan-Michael Williams (Juticalpa / Honduras), Jamille Boatswain, Kurt Frederick (Alajuelense / Costa Rica), Leston Paul, Dwayne James (Pasaquina / El Salvador), Sheldon Bateau (FC Kairat / Kazakhstan), Radanfah Abu Bakr (FK Sūduva Marijampolė / Lithuania), Lester Peltier (FC Alashkert / Armenia), Keston Julien (AS Trenčín / Slovakia), Brent Sam (SU 1ş Dezembro / Portugal), Willis Plaza and Carlyle Mitchell (East Bengal / India) are some former Pro League players currently attached to clubs abroad.

“I am in the second part of my football, which is coaching,” added Eve, who began coaching as an assistant to ex-England international Terry Fenwick at Jabloteh before moving to the now defunct Ma Pau SC alongside head coach Michael Mc Comie.

Eve, who went on to hold head coach roles at North East Stars, where he had title success including the FA Trophy, and St. Ann’s Rangers, questioned, “If we didn’t have a Pro League …would we have this opportunity?

“Professional football isn’t only down to the owners of the team,” continued the 1991 FIFA U20 World Cup Trinidad and Tobago player. “They (the owners) are actually doing community service when you think about it, and it’s only fair the Government and corporate Trinidad and Tobago assist.

“Sportsmen don’t look at politics. I represented the national team during the time of NAR, UNC and PNM governments and the respective sport ministers during their terms would come to the airport to celebrate when we did well. We serve our country and what we asking for is support so that the politicians can come and celebrate.”

Eve joined the call for the upgrade of grounds for use by professional teams within their communities, using reference to some clubs in England who use state-owned facilities. He said it will help the business of clubs and by extension improve the Pro League.

The former T&T Olympic team coach is also of the opinion that Tobagonian players are cheated by not having a team from the sister isle at the Pro League level.

“Players from Tobago don’t have the same opportunity as their Trinidad counterparts. They don’t play at the same high intensity on a regular basis and it shows, for instance, when there is national selection because they are not accustomed to a faster level of play. Tobago is full of talent but they need to play consistently at the highest level locally.”

Eve recently stepped down as first vice-president of the Northern Football Association (NFA) to concentrate more on his coaching roles at Pro League title contenders Club Sando and with Naparima College, who he led to a number of titles over the last three seasons including back-to-back SSFL League crowns in 2014 and 2015.

Sando returns to Pro League action on Tuesday 19 September against North East Stars in a top-of-the-table clash from 6pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium following which Couva rivals W Connection and Central FC will renew their rivalry from 8pm at the Couva venue.

Also on Tuesday, Point Fortin Civic will host Morvant Caledonia United from 6pm at the Mahaica Oval and simultaneously at the St. James Barracks, Police will welcome San Juan Jabloteh.

Pro League action, however, resumes on Friday 15 September with St. Ann’s Rangers taking on Defence Force FC from 6pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium before weekend fixtures in the FA Trophy Round of 64.

Trinidad and Tobago Pro League 2017

Upcoming (rescheduled) Round One Match Day Seven fixtures
(Friday 15 September 2017)
St. Ann’s Rangers vs Defence Force, 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.

(Tuesday 19 September 2017)
Club Sando vs North East Stars, 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

W Connection vs Central FC, 8pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Point Fortin Civic vs Morvant Caledonia United, 6pm, Mahaica Oval;

Police FC vs San Juan Jabloteh, 6pm, St. James Barracks.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on September 14, 2017, 10:26:55 PM
The former T&T Olympic team coach is also of the opinion that Tobagonian players are cheated by not having a team from the sister isle at the Pro League level.

I have issue with the word cheated. It is a misfortune that Tobago does not have a team in the pro-league. But the football people in Tobago need to address that. Not to say that the Trini football fraternity should not do everything in it power to help Tobago get a team in the league. There are people in Tobago who has money, and Tobagonians abroad who could assist in this endeavour. The biggest problem is the travelling between the two islands. This appear to take lots of resources from teams going back and forth. That is a shame after more than  50 yrs of independence. It appears in another fifty years we will still be the same way.

But if they can't have a team Tobago, the players should be able to make any of the pro-teams in Trini..... well if they good enough. And they are more than good enough. So Winston Duke, put some money in Tobago pro-football.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 22, 2019, 01:16:42 PM
Trinidad and Tobago legend Angus Eve on Chester City days, World Cup heartache, hiding David Platt and partnering Dwight Yorke
By Dave Powell (cheshire-live.co.uk)


For a country with a population of just over 1.3million and some 4,360 miles away from British shores, the Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago have provided more than their fair share of footballing talent to the English game.

A look back at English football, particularly in the mid to late 1990s and early to mid 2000s and there are plenty of names that stick out when you think of the Soca Warriors, a nation who made their World Cup bow in 2006 at the end of the playing cycle of some of their greatest exports.

Dwight Yorke at Aston Villa and Manchester United, Shaka Hislop at Newcastle United, Stern John at Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City, Russell Latapy at Hibernian, Kenwyne Jones at Stoke City, Carlos Edwards at Sunderland, Dennis Lawrence at Swansea City and Wrexham. There was a time not so long ago when a Soca Warriors side would be filled with those plying their trade in the English game.

In the last Trinidad & Tobago international squad, against Venezuela, there were no players plying their trade in English football, that well worn route for players from the neighbouring islands to English football hasn't been walked for some time now.

For all the memorable names to have played in this country from Trinidad & Tobago there is one, revered as a legend on home soil, who many English fans, except those of Chester FC , may not be aware of.

With 117 caps to his name Angus Eve has donned the red and black of his country more than any other player. A tally of 34 goals from those appearances for a man who described himself as 'your typical number 10' is a pretty good haul.

He played in World Cup qualification campaigns, played in CONCACAF Gold Cups and Caribbean Cups and travelled the globe with the Soca Warriors. Mention his name to those from Port of Spain to San Fernando, Princes Town to Sangre Grande and they will know just who Angus Eve is and recognise just what contribution he made to the game in his home nation.

But while the 47-year-old remains one of his nation's most decorated footballers, Eve's professional playing career in England, and indeed outside Trinidad & Tobago, amounted to 14 games and four goals for a side who were rock bottom of the English Football League back in the 1999/2000 season.

Eve played his club football in his home nation for some of the most successful sides, teams like Joe Public, Defence Force and San Juan Jaboloteh that may not be recognisable names for even the most bookish of English football fans but to fans in their native country they are powerhouses.

By 1999 there was already a steady stream of T&T players in the English game, from the Premier League to Division Three.

In the lower reaches the likes of Crewe Alexandra stopper Clayton Ince and the Wrexham trio of Edwards, Lawrence and Hector Sam were already forming a little community in the North West and North Wales.

Two more would soon be added to that group.

As a Chester fan who followed that miserable relegation season that saw the Blues exit the Football League for the first time in 69 years, I'd always been intrigued by the players that donned the blue and white that season, from Goran Milosavljevic to Siggi Eyjolfsson.

American owner Terry Smith was initially portrayed as the saviour of Chester City back in July 1999. He was, of sorts.

A club that was on the brink of going bust, Smith, backed by his wealthy father Gerald, decided to make the switch from American Football to 'soccer' and take on the ailing Blues.

All seemed well at the start before the madness began and the circus was in full swing, Smith installing himself as manager after the club parted ways with Kevin Ratcliffe in the opening weeks. It was, as expected, to end in complete disaster, but that's another story.

I'd always been fascinated by Eve and his journey. Why Chester? Why didn't we see more of you?

I find an old article on a Trinidadian website that interviews Eve, who was proving elusive with no Facebook or Twitter to contact and no former players able to furnish me with a number. I email the reporter and he sends me Eve's email address and I give it a shot. Bingo!

It takes a very short period of time to set up a chat thanks to the wonders of WhatsApp and Eve couldn't be more giving with his time. A bubbly personality shines through, as does a passion for the game and for coaching, particularly the development of young players, something he is currently involved in back home as head coach of Naparima College in what is a thriving Colleges League in T&T.

So, 20 years on, why Chester?

"I was on trial at Kansas City Wizards in the MLS and trying to win a deal there," recalls Eve, who despite his short spell at Chester remains the club's most capped international of all time, 35 amassed while the Blues held his registration.

"There was the American guy, Terry, there and he was after an attacking player, like a number 10, and he wanted to bring internationals to the club as he had big plans. I already knew plenty of the guys in England like Shaka, Dwight and Russell Latapy, so I was keen to listen to what they had to say.

"I had a trial, they had a look at me and I was offered a three-year deal. It all happened pretty quickly.

"I was playing in the national team with Dwight and he was at Manchester United, but I was told by Shaka that you have to earn your right in England and the best way to start and to shine was to play in the lower levels and show what you can do.

"That was what I was thinking. I was looking for a stepping stone in the English game and I kind of thought it would work out like it did for the other guys. It wasn't to be, though.

"I came over with another guy who was Trinidadian, Kamu Laird. We stayed together in a flat and it was great. It was cold all the time but Chester as a city and it's people, it was beautiful and everyone went out their way to make sure we felt at home."

Eve, who had arrived on trial initially with another T&T international, the late goalkeeper Michael McComie, was coming into a Chester side still rocked by the resignation of Ratcliffe, with Smith now in charge of first team affairs despite his limited knowledge of the game.

International clearance had to be sought, not an issue due to the amount of caps Eve had gained for his nation, and he made his Chester debut in December, a 2-1 home win over Halifax Town. Eve and Laird both made their debuts, both on the scoresheet. It was a dream start.

But it proved to be a false dawn as Chester lost the next six, Eve scoring in a 4-1 loss at Carlisle United but missing two games through international duty, something that would be a regular occurrence during his time at the Deva Stadium.

Things would change for Eve very quickly at Chester following Smith's eventual decision to relinquish control of on-field matters to Ian Atkins, who held the title of director of football at the Deva.

A raft of changes came about under Atkins as he sought to move on some of the players who simply weren't up to the job, bringing in his own recruits. Eve would be kept on at the Deva but was faced with the dilemma of having to miss matches to play for Trinidad & Tobago in order to maintain his status to play in the country. It meant that Atkins, who was working miracles on the pitch, moved him down the pecking order and Eve only started four times under the new City boss, netting twice in a 5-0 win over Mansfield Town.

In an interview with Cheshire Live in 2016 Atkins spoke on the final day, a dark day for Chester as they lost their Football League status after a 1-0 home loss to Peterborough United, a game where a point would have sufficed. The then Chester boss stated that the club tried to reach Eve in an airport in a bid to find out his whereabouts. Eve was on World Cup qualification duty, T&T facing Haiti.

Atkins said: "First off we lost Angus Eve. I was told a couple of days before the match that he was off playing somewhere with Trinidad & Tobago. I couldn't believe it. "Here we were preparing for probably the biggest game in the club's history and we were without one of our better strikers because he was on international duty.

"We were frantically ringing round trying to get hold of him. We did eventually get in touch with one of his team-mates who was waiting for a plane at the airport with him. Angus wouldn't speak to us, though, and that was the last we heard from him."

Eve disputed Atkins' take on events, though, and claimed that all he ever wanted to do was to make a success of his time at Chester.

"I'm not the type of person who throws people under the bus and I certainly always showed Chester respect," said Eve, who revealed that Crewe Alexandra had made a bid to land him during his time with the Blues.

"I had to play for my country to keep up my status but I never felt I was given a fair chance when I was available. I'd be playing alongside Dwight Yorke one day and on the bench and not playing for Chester when I returned.

"We were in a relegation battle and the manager didn't really feel the need for players like me, I don't think I fitted into the style of play that he felt he needed at the time.

"But I'm glad Chester happened, though. I don't carry regrets around with me and God always has a plan. I was very lucky to play in England, how many people can say that they have done that? I loved Chester and I really wanted it to work out for the long run but it wasn't to be."

Eve spent time on loan back at Joe Public before leaving Chester in 2000, but he did try and have another crack at the English game, taken on trial at Alan Pardew's Reading but unable to earn a deal.

But Eve returned to Trinidad with a renewed focus with San Juan Jabloteh, the forward, who was still skippering the national side up until just before his retirement in 2005, targeting a place in the Soca Warriors squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

A World Cup appearance was a dream of Eve's, a player who started his journey with the national side in 1991, helping them reach their first ever FIFA Youth World Cup alongside Yorke that year in Portugal.

All those caps would count for nothing when it came to naming the squad for the 2006 World Cup though and Eve, who had been part of the squad for qualification, would not be on the plane to Germany, then T&T coach Leo Beenhakker, one time Real Madrid boss, choosing a more conservative approach. It was a crushing blow.

"It absolutely killed me and I was fuming with rage," said Eve, who had began the road to Germany as skipper of the T&T side under then coach Bertille St Clair.

"I was absolutely gutted. I'm pretty philosophical about it all now as I'm older and wiser, but back then I just couldn't get over it. I'd worked so hard but I decided to retire when it became apparent that the coach wasn't thinking about creative players, he was thinking about his next job and went with mostly defensive players for the World Cup.

"When I knew that I wasn't going to be in with a chance to make that squad no matter what I did then I knew it was time to call it a day."

Eve moved into coaching and even had a stint as assistant at Jabloteh under former England international Terry Fenwick before becoming part of the coaching staff for the Soca Warriors' under-23 side, initially as assistant before taking on the head coach role and leading them through the Olympic qualifiers and CONCACAF qualifiers before leaving to take up a head coach position at North East Stars in Trinidad, later moving into colleges football with Naparima, where he has delivered several championships.

"Maybe I'm too outspoken," said Eve when reflecting on his U23s stint.

"I have always spoken my mind and some people don't like that, but if I feel that something needs to be said then I will say it.

"I'm loving coaching the young players where I am now, I think that is very much where I see myself in the future, in developing young talent.

"I'd love a chance to coach abroad in the future, though, maybe U23s, and I'd love to go back to England. I'll be doing my A Licence soon I hope and I'm on a path that I'm really enjoying.

"Football has given me some great memories.

"Playing in that Trinidad youth team that reach the World Cup in 1991, playing up front with Dwight and Jerren Nixon (ex-FC Zurich and Dundee United), things like that I will always cherish.

"I remember when Dwight was a youngster at Aston Villa in the early 90s, I was over there and getting some treatment at Villa for an injury I had, a bit of rehab. To be in and around some of those players and have a bit of a scrimmage with them was amazing. David Platt, Paul McGrath, Tony Daley - heroes.

"It was around the time that David Platt was about to go to Bari and the English media were everywhere and all wanted a piece of him about the story. We kept on having to sneak him out in our car so nobody saw. Things like that all form part of what has been a memorable journey for me.

"Chester is part of that journey just like all the places I've seen and games I played for Trinidad & Tobago. I'm proud of the playing career I had and just wish I would have been able to show Chester fans a bit more.

"But I'm on an exciting new journey and, who knows, maybe I'll find my way back to English football again."
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 22, 2019, 02:13:01 PM
Very pleasant read! :applause: Further evidence that we need to document our own history and the histories of our own. Thanks, Angus and Dave Powell.

VB, dah man bat on yuh wicket and occupy de crease.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on October 22, 2019, 02:56:52 PM
Very pleasant read! :applause: Further evidence that we need to document our own history and the histories of our own. Thanks, Angus and Dave Powell.

VB, dah man bat on yuh wicket and occupy de crease.

best possible option as a local coach, yuh can tell dat he's ah LEARNER......not like d dunce, arrogant, stagnant kiss asses dat don't take personal responsibility for nutten when they fail, but keep gettin chance after chance in d national set up even though their failure is almost always a given.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on November 15, 2019, 02:31:06 PM
Just looked through a fews naps matches, d fact that this man foh get considered for NT coach on any level.... drives home just how terrible a problem "smallmindedness" is in this country because on merit he should be top of any list especially at youth level.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 17, 2020, 05:34:20 AM
Angus Eve named T&T Under-17 men’s coach.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


FORMER national midfielder Angus Eve has been named coach of the T&T men's Under-17 football team.

Eve, who played over 100 times for T&T between 1994 and 2005, will have Keith Jeffrey and Clyde Leon as his assistant coaches. His former T&T team-mate Clayton Ince will the goalkeeping coach, Adarryl John will be the team's trainer and Wesley Webb will serve as the team manager. The physio and the equipment manager has not been named yet.

Since retiring from football, Eve has been coaching for a number of years and has won numerous titles with Naparima College in the Secondary Schools Football League. The former midfielder also coaches Club Sando in the Pro League.

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Eve gets U-17 job with Leon, Ince and Jeffrey as assistants, Look Loy sympathises with Cooper
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Naparima College and Tiger Tanks Club Sando coach Angus Eve was confirmed as Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-17 Team head coach this evening with Keith Jeffrey and Clyde Leon as his assistants, Clayton Ince as goalkeeper coach, Adarryl John as trainer and Wesley Webb as team manager.

The technical committee will decide on a team physio and equipment manager at a later date.

Eve, 47, is the most successful coach in the Premier Division era of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) and a former National Under-23 head coach. As a player, he started in all three outings for Trinidad and Tobago at the 1991 World Youth Cup in Portugal, which was the nation’s first appearance at a Fifa tournament, and he retired as Trinidad and Tobago’s most capped outfield player with 117 appearances and 37 goals in the red, black and white strip.

Ince, 47, played alongside Eve at the Portugal tournament and was a member of the Soca Warriors team that participated at the Germany 2006 World Cup. Leon, 36, also has extensive international experience with 47 full international appearances and one goal for the Warriors.

The National Under-17 coaching selections rounded off the appointments in the men’s game for the short term future with all four of the national teams facing vital qualifying affairs in 2020. It also meant that Presentation College (San Fernando) head coach Shawn Cooper was the only technical committee nominee who ended up without a portfolio.

Cooper was suggested as National Under-15 Team head coach, only for board member and Referees Association president Joseph Taylor to recommend San Juan Jabloteh technical director Keith Jeffrey instead. And, in the end, Jeffrey got more support from the 13 members who were present.

Look Loy said he sympathised with Cooper but accepted the decision of the board.

“[Cooper] was the choice of the technical committee, he has a proven record in youth football and he has experience in international football,” said Look Loy, “but we live with the decision of the board and we will wait for the opportunity to reintegrate him into a national staff.

“In a small country like ours, you cannot ignore someone of the calibre of a Shawn Cooper. But in this situation, we bow to the authority of the board.”

Despite the flurry of appointments in the men’s game, the senior Women Soca Warriors are still without a coaching staff. Look Loy explained that the technical committee prioritised the teams which are competing over the next six months.

“The Senior Women’s Team had one official engagement this year, which was the Olympics—and they were already eliminated,” he said. “They have no official engagement for all of 2020; so we are focusing on the teams who have competitions. Similarly for Beach Soccer which has no activity in 2020.

“[…] It is not that they are being forgotten. There are priorities and these [other teams] are more immediate.”

Look Loy also tried to explain the TTFA’s new practice of having the technical committee select entire coaching staffs rather than just naming head coaches and allowing them to pick their own supporting casts.

“We want to bring the best possible people in,” he said. “The immediate past experience was that all kinds of people came into technical staffs via unofficial channels. So we wanted to bring what we felt was the cream of our coaching talent into our mainstream.

“[…] But we are not blind for the need of chemistry, so I was the one to call around and ask coaches if they are prepared to work with this one and if they are prepared to work with that one.”

The TTFA technical committee members at present are: Look Loy, Richard Piper, Norris Ferguson, Jinelle James, Ken Elie and Michael Grayson.

Eve appointed Men’s U-17 Head Coach.
TTFA Media.


Former National Team captain Angus Eve has been appointed head coach of the Men’s National Under 17 team.

Eve will have Keith Jeffrey and Clyde Leon as his two assistant coaches. Former national team goalkeeper Clayton Ince will serve as goalkeeper coach, Adarryl John as trainer and Wesley Webb as team manager. The positions of physio and equipment manager will be filled in due course.

Eve is also an assistant coach for the Men’s National Under 20 team while Jeffrey was appointed head coach of the Boy’s National Under 15 team. Leon, also a former national senior team midfielder, was an assistant coach on the previous under 15 boys team.

Eve, who is the head coach of Club Sando and Naparima College, last served as head coach of a national team for the Under 23 Men’s Olympic team during the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers and the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara,  during which T&T held hosts Mexico to a 1-1 draw in the opening match.

The 2021 FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cup will be held in Peru and the qualifying schedule will be announced by CONCACAF in due course. The 2021  World Cup will be the 19th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. A total of 24 teams will qualify for the final tournament. In addition to Peru who automatically qualified as hosts, 23 other teams will qualify from six separate continental competitions. Four teams will qualify from CONCACAF.

T&T has participated in two FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cups, the first being in 2001 as hosts and in 2007 when the team qualified under head coach Anton Corneal with players such as Kevin Molino, Aubrey David, Daneil Cyrus and Sheldon Bateau to name a few.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on January 17, 2020, 08:06:06 PM
this right up his ally wish best of luck going forward
Title: Eve: Passion and discipline will be key
Post by: Tallman on January 27, 2020, 03:19:18 PM
Eve: Passion and discipline will be key
TTFA Media


Trinidad and Tobago Under 17 head coach Angus Eve is hoping to reintroduce certain elements in national youth teams that he felt had gone missing over the past few years as he attempts to take the country towards qualification for upcoming FIFA Youth World Cups.

Eve is also the assistant coach to Under 20 Men’s head coach Derek King alongside Stern John. The Under 20s begin their CONCACAF qualifying campaign in June while the Under 17s will have a few extra months before their competition begins.

The former Chester City midfielder was part of the T&T team that participated at the 1991 FIFA Under 20 World Cup and guided T&T to the CONCACAF Final Round of Olympic qualification in 2012 as head coach.

“Discipline and passion is the key. I think we have lost those two things in our football,” Eve told TTFA Media.

“The talent has always been there but we need to get the players as fit as possible so that they can exercise the talents they have on the pitch. From the get go, it will be about physical. The discipline element must be there. I am from the Bertille (St Clair) old school of discipline so I think that’s a key. If I can get a player to obey off the field then it will be easier to get him to obey on the pitch. Of course once we get the passion for wearing the shirt… for wearing the red, white and black then I think it will auger well for us going forward,” Eve continued.

He sees the task ahead to be mountainous but not unattainable.

“Everybody (in Concacaf) has been going forward and we have been standstill. I don’t like to go back and knock people for whatever but I think we were focusing on building stuff instead of building the teams.

“I think that if we pay more attention to the human product, because the human being is the one who has to go out there and run and if we can get those things back into the team, that sort of pride, I think the crowds will come back. Kudos to teams like Panama who have developed and moved their programs forward. We used to beat those teams by four and five goals when I played.

“It is very difficult because we haven’t really qualified past a first round in youth tournaments or senior team tournaments in quite a while so it’s a rebuilding stage but I do embrace the challenge because I do believe that we have the players with the talent, it’s just to get their mindset right and have them focused so they can perform the task at hand,” Eve said.

Eve, currently also head coach of Club Sando and Naparima College is looking forward to working with former teammates King and John.

“We played international football for a long time together. I think Stern is still the most prolific striker we had and in world football he is right up there. Derek King was a solid defender and I used to juggle between midfield and forward so it’s a good blend. Ross Russell is also there with immense experience. We have all elements of play on the field within the staff, so it could be a good synergy.”

The former Defence Force, Joe Public and Jabloteh player who was also a member of the T&T team that made it all the way to the semi finals of the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup is optimistic of a change in fortunes for T&T football.

“The initiatives of the new President and the technical committee, a new technical director and hiring of a new set of people will bring a different blood into the FA and hopefully it turns into performances. What I can say is that they have started on the right foot. They have to give us the tools to work with. They have started in the right way, the composition of the staffs, the way they went about in selecting the staffs was a more transparent process and going forward I hope they continue to build on what they have started,” he said.

“I’ve always thought that I served my country very well and I am always proud to serve my country. Having this opportunity now is very humbling. It just shows that people do believe in the work that you are doing and that sort of confidence and you now have to go and repay it,” Eve concluded.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 06, 2020, 12:34:52 AM
Eve: Coaches optimistic over unpaid $alaries.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


AFTER meeting with the normalisation committee over the past few days, national football coaches are confident they will get a favourable response by next Wednesday concerning outstanding salaries owed to them since the committee was formed in March.

T&T coaches Angus Eve, Clayton Morris, Richard Hood and Wayne Sheppard held a media conference at Fatima Grounds in Mucurapo, on Friday morning.

On August 25, more than 20 national coaches claimed they were barred from delivering a document concerning outstanding salaries at the TT Football Association (TTFA) head office at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

National coaches, including senior coaches and youth level coaches, have not been paid since FIFA appointed the normalisation committee in March to run local football.

Eve told Newsday most of the coaches were not allowed to enter the compound, except for a few coaches who arrived early.

Two days later, the normalisation committee said it was not intentionally delaying payments to coaches and also said that the Ato Boldon Stadium was closed to prevent the spread of covid19. The compound includes the Home of Football, which is being used as a step down facility to fight the virus.

Eve, the national Under-17 men’s coach and assistant national men’s Under-20 coach, explained on Friday what transpired over the past week.

“After we went last week Tuesday to drop off our contracts to advance the process, we then had a phone call from the normalisation committee (saying) that they would like to meet with us on an individual basis which they had promised about five months ago, so we were happy for that.”

Eve said those meetings have been held and the coaches were satisfied.

“We did meet with them on an individual basis. Each one of the head coaches was able to meet with them and articulate our position as coaches and the meetings were very cordial.”

The former national midfielder and captain said the coaches are aware that the normalisation committee has only been operating for the past six months and are willing to cut them some slack.

“The meetings were very interesting because they are now coming in. (I am) not trying to make any excuses for them whatsoever, but we did sort to give them a little bit of latitude simply because they did not know what they were getting into. It still does not give them any reason for the lengthy (time) not communicating with us. There is something on the table. They have to go back and talk to the necessary people whose giving the money to them.”

The coaches have given their banking information to the normalisation committee and they expect feedback next week. Eve is “very confident” that the national coaches will get all the money owed to them.

“They have until the 9th of September to get back to us…what is the remuneration package that all of us are going to get. That was not finalised based on the fact that they had to go back to FIFA to get the monies to be released.”

Over 40 coaches are owed outstanding salaries.

Discussing not getting paid for the past six months, Eve said, “It is demotivating. As you said we do it for the passion, but (for) some of us this is now our jobs. This is the way we take care of our family. Even the guys who have (other) jobs it is still a job. When you’ve been given a job opportunity and you supposed to be paid (you expect to be paid)…everybody is in the same boat and when you don’t get paid for work done and work being done it borders (on) a level of disrespect as we have said before.”

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 18, 2020, 01:47:26 PM
Flashback: Tribute to Angus Eve; why Trinidad and Tobago owes more respect to sporting heroes.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


The following column was written by then Trinidad Express journalist Lasana Liburd on 6 June 2005:

If Angus Eve (https://www.socawarriors.net/player-directory.html?view=playerprofile&id=134) stacked stationery or cut out newspaper clippings at CCN for a living, he would be afforded a proper send-off on the day that he, or the company, decided his talents belonged elsewhere.

Granted, we are only talking about cake, ice cream, pizza and soft drinks—and he would have to move sharply to avoid being trampled by eager co-workers from the sports desk and a certain editor-at-large, who pride themselves in being great eating company.

But, after the speeches, greeting cards and slaps on the back, Eve would leave feeling proud to have made a difference and left a mark at his place of employment.

Eve did not work for CCN. The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF) employed Eve for the past 12 years and he served with distinction—twice handed the captain’s armband by former coaches, Ian Porterfield and Bertille St Clair.

New Dutch boss Leo Beenhakker had less faith in the versatile 32-year-old attacker and Eve was omitted from the squad that faced Panama and Mexico over the past week. It was the first time since 1996 that an available Eve was ignored for World Cup duty.

Few can argue that Eve had not passed his best form some time ago, while Beenhakker already has the benefit of experienced players like Dwight Yorke, Marvin Andrews and Stern John.

The question, though, is how will Trinidad and Tobago football fans show their appreciation? How will the federation that he represented show gratitude for a player with an unprecedented number of national appearances?

It is the time for administrators and supporters who preach the gospel of patriotism to stand up and show the value of their sentiments. I admit to being an unbeliever.

Patriotism, when used by administrators, is a meaningless word engineered to whip athletes into submission by appealing to the irrational emotions of supporters who want to believe that, when West Indies cricket star Brian Lara lashes a century or John stabs home a goal, the player is thinking specifically about him or her in the stands or in front of the television set.

The athlete’s failure to play is therefore viewed as a personal slight. The administrator who mischievously accuses a player of disloyalty is fully aware of the implications.

It has been a long time coming but finally Caribbean fans are becoming aware of the significance of money in sport in relation to their athletes.

The Digicel conflict between West Indian cricket administrators and players over personal contracts opened a few eyes. So too did the strike by the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior team in February 2003.

In both cases, the gains by athletes were minimal.

Lara lost his role as team captain—almost certainly, it is a permanent loss—while Ramaresh Sarwan was denied the chance to replace him.

In football, national goalkeeper Kelvin Jack, who was perceived as an influential figure behind the strike, seemed to have been blacklisted. Jack, who was first choice at the time, won just seven national caps since the standoff, while Travis Mulraine, another player who seemed destined to a long national career, managed just five outings. There are others who never got the chance to play for their country again.

In sport, as in life, the employee bears the brunt. Lara and Jack knew the risks. They know that the respective boards do not like to have their authority questioned. But the players might have felt let down by the fans.

They did not believe that the word ‘patriotism’ could provoke such a change in the public that idolised them and who they often pleased with their output on the field.

The Trinidad and Tobago public denounced Russell Latapy and Yorke when they refused to turn out for an international friendly—a friendly!—in 1999 after they complained that T&TFF special advisor Jack Warner changed the date of their proposed clash with Colombia to suit the timetable of then Prime Minister Basdeo Panday.

The fact that the 8 September date decided upon by the T&TFF infringed upon their club duties was deemed irrelevant. Yorke and Latapy were disloyal for turning their backs on their country, and the T&TFF demanded an apology.

Fast forward to 2004, when the T&TFF held a money-spinning match against a veteran Brazil All-Star team. It was not even a full international and the wording on the advertisements suggested that the encounter did not fall under the aegis of the local football body. Yet, the T&TFF faxed letters requesting that the players be released to play.

Who knows what might have happened if someone was injured. The public seemed oblivious to this fact and the administrators were certainly not called disloyal for unnecessarily risking the careers of national sporting heroes.

Compare this to Northern Ireland’s weekend outing against Germany in an international friendly. Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez begged five of his players who were free agents to turn up. Keith Gillespie played but Jeff Whitley, Phil Mulryne, Colin Murdock and James Quinn refused on the grounds that, if they were injured, they would be unable to find work at the start of the football season and would have no way of earning a living.

Northern Ireland were trounced 4-1 and Sanchez was disappointed but there was no threat of a ban. He respected the player’s right to protect their livelihood.

In contrast, Clayton Ince, Brent Rahim and Hector Sam all showed up for national camp as free agents. Marvin Andrews’ dodgy knee is a story by itself.

Trinidad and Tobago football fans do not realise their fortune in the era of a professional sport.

Forget the good old poverty-stricken days when stars like Michael Maurice and Clayton Morris earned nothing but love and administrators became wealthy and bought beachfront property. It is immoral to ask Densill Theobald to play for free when money is being paid at the gates and from television and radio companies.

Sporting fans must accept that they are in a new era. They must demand value for money rather than make irrational requests of their stars based on a romantic but meaningless notion of loyalty in a financially driven world.

Lara turns out for work for the same reason that you do on Monday morning—and it is not because it is your patriotic duty to do so.

Yet, if Trinidad and Tobago wants to show that love and respect is a two-way street between athletes and the public, then they could not have a better opportunity than Eve’s departure.

Eve made 115 caps, which is a national record. (Strike Squad goalkeeper Michael Maurice made more appearances for the national team, however several of his outings were against club teams and therefore not recorded as full internationals.)

The RSSF website for statistics places the CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh player level with former French World Cup winner Marcel Desailly, while only 36 footballers have played more times for their country.

He scored 34 times for his country with 12 of those goals coming in World Cup qualifying competition. Only Steve David (16) and John (13) have more World Cup qualifying goals.

If Eve was in another line of work, he might expect a gold watch and sizeable pension. But he was not a banker or policeman. He was a national footballer.

Now let us see what that means to supporters and administrators alike.

Eye on Eve
Age: 32*
Caps: 115*
Goals: 34

Highlight: Playing in 1991 Portugal World Youth Cup and got opening qualifying goal in 2-0 win away to Canada in 2002 World Cup qualifying series. Also won six Caribbean Cup titles.

Low point: Ejected for elbowing Mexican player Marco Antonio Ruiz in 2002 qualifier after the Mexican allegedly spat on him.

National Senior Team coaches: Everald ‘Gally’ Cummings, Kenny Joseph, Jochen Figge, Zoran Vranes, Sebastiao Pereira de Araujo, Jimmy Blanc/Muhammad Isa, Ian Porterfield, Rene Simoes, Bertille St Clair.

Editor’s Note: This article (meant for the Trinidad Express) was put on hold because, shortly after it was written on 6 June 2005, Soca Warriors head coach Leo Beenhakker selected Angus Eve for his 2005 Concacaf Gold Cup team. It was never published before now.

At the Gold Cup, Eve was a second-half substitute in a 2-2 draw against Panama and a 0-2 loss against Colombia on 10 July and 12 July respectively. He never represented Trinidad and Tobago again and remained on a record 117 full international caps.

Eve was never recognised by the TTFA, the TTFF or the Ministry of Sport for his record contribution to local football.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on February 06, 2021, 02:45:02 PM
‘Fenwick is misleading the public!’ Eve knocks T&T coach for supposedly disrespectful, contradictory statements.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Club Sando FC head coach and former Soca Warriors stand-out Angus Eve has accused Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Terry Fenwick of misleading local football fans on several issues—not least regarding the Warriors’ supposed 5-0 win over Sando, earlier this month.

On 23 January, Fenwick posted on Facebook that his outfit had just crushed a Club Sando Select team 5-0 with a ‘resolute team performance’.

Eve and Sando managing director Eddie Dean swore that never happened.

“We never played the national team any game,” Eve told Wired868. “Some of the Club Sando players may have been involved in a pick-up game [against the national team], but to say we played them is something very different.

“[…] WIN TV ran a story based on Fenwick’s post that he beat Club Sando, but we never played them.”

Fenwick did not respond to Wired868’s request for comment. The Warriors did beat an outfit 5-0 on that day. But the suggestion that the Englishman is uncertain about which team he came up against, might be indicative of the value of those practice games.

Eve said Fenwick’s social media posts, which cooed about how his national team was getting on, created a false narrative for football fans. Fenwick even refereed the matches himself and passed instructions on to his players while doing so.

“I went to watch two of their scrimmages and when I saw the coach in the middle of the field refereeing the games—it didn’t sit well with me,” said Eve, who is a former National Under-23 and and Under-17 Team head coach. “It was misleading to the public of Trinidad and Tobago to be equating pick-up games with teams that were not training with real games, so as to make people feel they were playing proper teams.

“All that was happening is these coaches were giving their players the chance to be seen by the national coach and trying to help the national team’s programme. So they took games they knew they were not ready for, and then the national coach used them for his own devices.”

Arguably, Fenwick learned a thing or two about taking a game he was not ready for on Sunday, as a fresh-faced, local-based United States team battered his players in much the same way that they treated makeshift local opposition. The end result was a 7-0 loss, which tied a national record set 21 years ago against Mexico at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

Fenwick blamed the lopsided scoreline primarily on the difference between the developmental programmes of the two nations, as well as the supposed failure of newly assimilated North America-based players to grasp and implement his tactics.

Eve said he was confused by the national coach’s statements.

“If as national team coach he has 20-something people in training, is it that he is saying he doesn’t think those players are of national quality and the ones he brought from the US are national quality?” asked Eve. “But then he turned around and contradicted himself by apologising for not using the local players. So now is he saying the American system that produced the players he used for the game is also shit?”

Ironically, Eve got his first top level coaching job as assistant to Fenwick at San Juan Jabloteh—roughly 13 years ago—before he went on to work as head coach at St Ann’s Rangers, North East Stars and Club Sando. He also regularly scoops up titles in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) as Naparima College head coach.

Eve still holds the mark as Trinidad and Tobago’s most capped player of all-time in Fifa-recognised fixtures, despite spending almost his entire career playing locally. He criticised ‘the last three coaches’ for ‘not recognising the local players’.

“I remember [then San Juan Jabloteh winger] Nathan Lewis was a player who everyone was saying should be on the national team and it wasn’t happening,” said Eve. “Then Nathan signed with one of the USL teams, and within a week he was called up to the national team [by then head coach Dennis Lawrence].

“I think a lot of coaches disrespect the work done by the local coaches in the colleges league and beyond […] but when a local player gets a sporting scholarship from one of those universities in America, doesn’t that mean those schools believe the player is developed well enough that they can come in and help their programme?

“The likes of Kevin Molino and so on left in their 20s to become professional players, which means their development was done right here in Trinidad. Not so?

“Yes, we know the local leagues and clubs are not perfect, because we are working with limited resources. But at the same time, local coaches don’t get the respect they deserve.”

(Editor’s Note: Nathan Lewis had two international caps under Stephen Hart and 11 under Dennis Lawrence before he moved abroad to play professionally.)

Trinidad and Tobago’s embarrassing scoreline against the United States, according to Eve, owed more to Fenwick’s approach than our issues in developing players. First, he said, the former England 1986 World Cup defender employed questionable tactics for the match.

Why on earth did Fenwick choose to use a high press against the Concacaf powerhouse?

“If your team is presumably not as fit as the other team then tactical fitness has to come into play, which is reserving the amount of running your team has to do as opposed to the other team,” said Eve. “When you play a team like Liverpool or Manchester City, you know you won’t have much of the ball, which means your team will have to run more. So you play with a low block, which will suit unfit players better anyhow.

“Also America did one thing all day, which was put the ball down and get it down the flank where the winger would run inside with his full back going outside of him. We never addressed that all day…”

Eve brushed aside Fenwick’s explanations regarding the difference in preparation between the two nations. He suggested that the Warriors coach made a rod for his own back.

“The American professional league broke in November and [the US players] were in camp from the 9th of January, whereas we were training for five or six months,” said Eve. “So we had more time with our players than the American coach did; and the American team had a lot of debutants too. The only difference is [Gregg Berhalter] had his players in camp, so he could see what they could do—unlike looking at a player on YouTube, where people post only the good bits.

“It would have given the coach a lot more credibility if he used the players he had seen and assessed over the last five months. You can’t coach players for four months and not get what you want [from them].”

Again, Eve bemoaned the perceived ‘disrespect’ shown to local players.

“If a group is with me for four odd months, I would not keep a player for that long unless I think he is of a particular standard,” he said. “So now I need to assess them after four months of training in a friendly against opponents other than ourselves—and those games he was taking in Trinidad were not valid games.

“Based on the sacrifice those players were making for four or five months, in coming to training every other day and not getting a salary or a stipend, they should have gotten the opportunity to play that game.

“And you saw the four of five players who were training [locally], when they came on there was finally some semblance of play.”

Eve pleaded with supporters to give 24-year-old defender Josiah Trimmingham a second chance, after his performance—and waistline—came in for biting commentary on Sunday.

Trimmingham plays in the United States’ third tier and is a former Club Sando and national youth team player.

“I know Josiah well and he is normally a reliable, solid player, but what hampered him in the game is his physical condition,” said Eve. “He was [Fenwick’s] captain and I know that baffled a lot of people; but the coach has his decision to make and each one of us as coaches has to live and die by his decisions.

“In my opinion, I would not have put him as captain because there were more experienced players on the park. When I looked at the team huddles, the most vocal player was Alvin [Jones].

“But the coach would know why he chose Josiah over the more recognisable players. He is working with them and I am not; I am just commenting on what I saw.”

Trinidad and Tobago hope to have two more warm-up matches against Dominica and the St Vincent and the Grenadines, later this month, before the Qatar 2022 World Cup campaign starts in March.

The Warriors are due to host Guyana in their opening qualifier on 25 March. Eve would hope that Fenwick steadies his ship by then, to give Trinidad and Tobago the best chance of progression.

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Image: Soca Warriors head coach Terry Fenwick claims a 5-0 win over a ‘Club Sando Select’ Team.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on February 07, 2021, 04:36:26 AM



Eve said Fenwick’s social media posts, which cooed about how his national team was getting on, created a false narrative for football fans. Fenwick even refereed the matches himself and passed instructionns  to his players while doing so.

“I went to watch two of their scrimmages and when I saw the coach in the middle of the field refereeing the games—it didn’t sit well with me,” said Eve, who is a former National Under-23 and and Under-17 Team head coach. “It was misleading to the public of Trinidad and Tobago to be equating pick-up games with teams that were not training with real games, so as to make people feel they were playing proper teams.

“All that was happening is these coaches were giving their players the chance to be seen by the national coach and trying to help the national team’s programme. So they took games they knew they were not ready for, and then the national coach used them for his own devices.”


Buh what is this
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tiresais on February 08, 2021, 04:42:18 AM



Eve said Fenwick’s social media posts, which cooed about how his national team was getting on, created a false narrative for football fans. Fenwick even refereed the matches himself and passed instructionns  to his players while doing so.

“I went to watch two of their scrimmages and when I saw the coach in the middle of the field refereeing the games—it didn’t sit well with me,” said Eve, who is a former National Under-23 and and Under-17 Team head coach. “It was misleading to the public of Trinidad and Tobago to be equating pick-up games with teams that were not training with real games, so as to make people feel they were playing proper teams.

“All that was happening is these coaches were giving their players the chance to be seen by the national coach and trying to help the national team’s programme. So they took games they knew they were not ready for, and then the national coach used them for his own devices.”


Buh what is this

Even coaching U16 school football, this is usually not done. You can't do both well, from personal experience.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on February 08, 2021, 10:00:10 AM



Eve said Fenwick’s social media posts, which cooed about how his national team was getting on, created a false narrative for football fans. Fenwick even refereed the matches himself and passed instructionns  to his players while doing so.

“I went to watch two of their scrimmages and when I saw the coach in the middle of the field refereeing the games—it didn’t sit well with me,” said Eve, who is a former National Under-23 and and Under-17 Team head coach. “It was misleading to the public of Trinidad and Tobago to be equating pick-up games with teams that were not training with real games, so as to make people feel they were playing proper teams.

“All that was happening is these coaches were giving their players the chance to be seen by the national coach and trying to help the national team’s programme. So they took games they knew they were not ready for, and then the national coach used them for his own devices.”


Buh what is this

Even coaching U16 school football, this is usually not done. You can't do both well, from personal experience.

Actually, that happened a lot in primary and secondary school football....... at least long ago.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on February 08, 2021, 05:16:16 PM



Eve said Fenwick’s social media posts, which cooed about how his national team was getting on, created a false narrative for football fans. Fenwick even refereed the matches himself and passed instructionns  to his players while doing so.

“I went to watch two of their scrimmages and when I saw the coach in the middle of the field refereeing the games—it didn’t sit well with me,” said Eve, who is a former National Under-23 and and Under-17 Team head coach. “It was misleading to the public of Trinidad and Tobago to be equating pick-up games with teams that were not training with real games, so as to make people feel they were playing proper teams.

“All that was happening is these coaches were giving their players the chance to be seen by the national coach and trying to help the national team’s programme. So they took games they knew they were not ready for, and then the national coach used them for his own devices.”


Buh what is this

Even coaching U16 school football, this is usually not done. You can't do both well, from personal experience.

Actually, that happened a lot in primary and secondary school football....... at least long ago.

And happens where the coach doesn't have resources such as a staff. By all reports, the men's senior team has a staff.

The main reason for pointing out the scenario was to underscore that the boasting was not proportionate to match reality.

Control and image at play.

Not the biggest deal. It came with the gift wrapping.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on February 08, 2021, 05:17:50 PM



Eve said Fenwick’s social media posts, which cooed about how his national team was getting on, created a false narrative for football fans. Fenwick even refereed the matches himself and passed instructionns  to his players while doing so.

“I went to watch two of their scrimmages and when I saw the coach in the middle of the field refereeing the games—it didn’t sit well with me,” said Eve, who is a former National Under-23 and and Under-17 Team head coach. “It was misleading to the public of Trinidad and Tobago to be equating pick-up games with teams that were not training with real games, so as to make people feel they were playing proper teams.

“All that was happening is these coaches were giving their players the chance to be seen by the national coach and trying to help the national team’s programme. So they took games they knew they were not ready for, and then the national coach used them for his own devices.”


Buh what is this

Even coaching U16 school football, this is usually not done. You can't do both well, from personal experience.

Actually, that happened a lot in primary and secondary school football....... at least long ago.

And happens where the coach doesn't have resources such as a staff. By all reports, the men's senior team has a staff.

The main reason for pointing out the scenario was to underscore that the boasting was not proportionate to match reality.

Control and image at play.

There was no need to talk about those scrimmages unless asked by the media. And in any event, the celebratory tone was not necessary.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on February 08, 2021, 06:42:58 PM

There was no need to talk about those scrimmages unless asked by the media. And in any event, the celebratory tone was not necessary.

Fully agree.

It's also a departure from what's customary. At most levels, scrimmage results are not published or treated with any level of significance other than for arriving at conclusions within an organization.

I think it's unfortunate that the scrimmage talk has resulted in static because the volume around football needs to be lowered.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on June 12, 2021, 01:29:52 PM
LISTEN: Trinidad and Tobago’s most capped Men’s National Senior Team footballer, 1991 Fifa U-20 World Cup ace, and Naparima College stand-out coach Angus Eve talks about his apprenticeship under Ron La Forest, pointers from Russell Latapy, Dwight Yorke and David Nakhid, Bertille St Clair’s life lesson, developing Kevin Molino and Kerry Baptiste, and the Presentation College San Fernando rivalry.

https://www.youtube.com/v/G4l-InrXnGE
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on June 12, 2021, 03:40:57 PM
just hoping and praying that this loud mouth don't get control of the national team, i'd rather see jamal shabazz than angus TBH.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on June 12, 2021, 04:52:21 PM
Angus Eve would be a big mistake for T&T head coach.

Yuh could kiss all foreign based players good buy.

He fail as T&T youth coach when the TTFA had money, now they don't, what make you think he go do better.

He was coach for de under 20 and under 23 and fail big time.

We have no good local coaches because all of them stock on one level and have the same mentality.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on June 12, 2021, 11:08:59 PM
Angus Eve would be a big mistake for T&T head coach.

Yuh could kiss all foreign based players good buy.

He fail as T&T youth coach when the TTFA had money, now they don't, what make you think he go do better.

He was coach for de under 20 and under 23 and fail big time.

We have no good local coaches because all of them stock on one level and have the same mentality.
thank you very much, i couldn't have said it any better myself. they went and fire a coach three weeks away from the gold cup qualifications to start all over with a new coach, very smart people indeed. normally a smart federation would have left the assistant coaches to carry on until the gold cup is over to hire a new coach. now they're considering a man who took a way bigger beating than fenwick in his many roles as national coach. i never forgot that 8 nil loss to mexico U23 ten years ago.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on June 13, 2021, 10:29:34 AM
Angus Eve would be a big mistake for T&T head coach.

Yuh could kiss all foreign based players good buy.

He fail as T&T youth coach when the TTFA had money, now they don't, what make you think he go do better.

He was coach for de under 20 and under 23 and fail big time.

We have no good local coaches because all of them stock on one level and have the same mentality.
thank you very much, i couldn't have said it any better myself. they went and fire a coach three weeks away from the gold cup qualifications to start all over with a new coach, very smart people indeed. normally a smart federation would have left the assistant coaches to carry on until the gold cup is over to hire a new coach. now they're considering a man who took a way bigger beating than fenwick in his many roles as national coach. i never forgot that 8 nil loss to mexico U23 ten years ago.

eve only coached  the under 23 team ....
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on June 13, 2021, 10:51:58 AM
no mate, he was involved in either the U15 or U20 just recently, i'm sure of it. none the less, what have he achieved to merit coaching the national team? at least terry won quite a few pro league tittles and coached against better opposition in the concacaf champions league to merit the post.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on June 13, 2021, 11:34:39 AM
no mate, he was involved in either the U15 or U20 just recently, i'm sure of it. none the less, what have he achieved to merit coaching the national team? at least terry won quite a few pro league tittles and coached against better opposition in the concacaf champions league to merit the post.


He was appointed under 17 coach recently.....but due to coivd everything was cut short....
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: royal on June 13, 2021, 12:46:05 PM
Angus Eve would be a big mistake for T&T head coach.

Yuh could kiss all foreign based players good buy.

He fail as T&T youth coach when the TTFA had money, now they don't, what make you think he go do better.

He was coach for de under 20 and under 23 and fail big time.

We have no good local coaches because all of them stock on one level and have the same mentality.



well Sam de word out there is he got the job. Just waiting to appoint his staff.   
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on June 13, 2021, 01:41:48 PM
The only thing is angus has a bias towards the local players but I wish him the best
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on June 13, 2021, 02:31:57 PM
no mate, he was involved in either the U15 or U20 just recently, i'm sure of it. none the less, what have he achieved to merit coaching the national team? at least terry won quite a few pro league tittles and coached against better opposition in the concacaf champions league to merit the post.


He was appointed under 17 coach recently.....but due to coivd everything was cut short....
you still haven't answered me, what did angus achieve that made him suitable for this job?

CFU seem to be the only region in football where any ole former football player with no experience and zero accomplishments could walk in and coach your national team, there's no serious approach to the sport here in CFU that's why we get owned by the north and central americans in the confederation, we have no structure what so ever, which spells failure down the line and many more years to come.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on June 13, 2021, 02:36:24 PM
The only thing is angus has a bias towards the local players but I wish him the best
not just angus, all these local coaches. they are some toxic bastards, i'm hoping we lose to monseratt just to hear the xenophobic donkeys like andre and brian williams make excuses for him like they made for dennis lawrence.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 13, 2021, 03:26:32 PM
The only thing is angus has a bias towards the local players but I wish him the best
not just angus, all these local coaches. they are some toxic bastards, i'm hoping we lose to monseratt just to hear the xenophobic donkeys like andre and brian williams make excuses for him like they made for dennis lawrence.

Up to now yuh still eh say who you would hire.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on June 13, 2021, 03:29:03 PM
no mate, he was involved in either the U15 or U20 just recently, i'm sure of it. none the less, what have he achieved to merit coaching the national team? at least terry won quite a few pro league tittles and coached against better opposition in the concacaf champions league to merit the post.


He was appointed under 17 coach recently.....but due to coivd everything was cut short....
you still haven't answered me, what did angus achieve that made him suitable for this job?

CFU seem to be the only region in football where any ole former football player with no experience and zero accomplishments could walk in and coach your national team, there's no serious approach to the sport here in CFU that's why we get owned by the north and central americans in the confederation, we have no structure what so ever, which spells failure down the line and many more years to come.

well he did have against results in the pan american games and the  caribbean olympic qualifiers ..... btw he is just filling in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0YPy2BDs1Y
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Palmer on June 13, 2021, 05:53:11 PM
Heard Eve requested Hutson Baba Charles and Reynold Carrington to be his assistants
Title: Angus Eve takes over from Fenwick
Post by: Tallman on June 13, 2021, 07:49:38 PM
Angus Eve takes over from Fenwick
T&T Guardian


The FIFA appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has appointed Angus Eve on Sunday as Interim head coach of the T&T senior men's team ahead of the Concacaf Gold Cup Preliminary Round which takes place next month.

Eve, the coach of Naparima College on accepting the position, which runs until August 31, told TTFA Media that: “I’m really honoured and privileged to have this opportunity to continue to represent my country. I’m committed to providing a lift to Trinidad and Tobago, especially in this time where we are battling with so many different adversities at the same time.”

With the Gold Cup around the corner where the Soca Warriors will face off against Montserrat on July 2 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, the appointment of an Interim head coach had to be made in very short order. As such, a selection panel of NC member Nicholas Gomez, former national coach and Technical director Anton Corneal and former national players Anthony Sherwood and Richard Chinapoo met on Saturday to finalize the selection of the replacement for Englishman Terry Fenwick, who was fired on Friday, along while the staff of assistant Kelvin Jack and Derek King were also relieved of their duties.

Eve, 49, a former national player was recommended to the NC as the preferred candidate.

NC Chairman Robert Hadad stated, “We thank the previous coaching staff for their commitment and efforts. We now look forward to the Gold Cup competition and wish Angus all the best. We will do our very best to support him and the team.”

The NC will be consulting with Eve to finalize his coaching staff.

After the Gold Cup, a process overseen by an independent selection panel will invite and review applications, in anticipation of appointing the new Senior Men’s National Team head coach in September 2021.

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Ex-national footballers temper expectations: Eve no magic man.
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


FORMER national footballers Brian Williams and Densill Theobald have both endorsed the decision to appoint Angus Eve as the interim T&T men's senior football coach, but said Eve has a tough job on his hands in turning around T&T football.

A media release on Sunday, said, "The FIFA-appointed normalisation committee of the TT Football Association (TTFA) has appointed Angus Eve as interim head coach ahead of the Gold Cup preliminary round, which takes place in early July 2021."

On accepting the position, which runs until August 31, 2021, Eve told TTFA Media, “I’m really honoured and privileged to have this opportunity to continue to represent my country. I’m committed to provide a lift to T&T, especially in this time where we are battling with so many different adversities at the same time.”

Williams, in an interview with Newsday, said, "From my perspective I think it is a great opportunity, a great choice at this point in time taking into consideration the present footballing atmosphere in T&T."

The former Strike Squad defender said the T&T public should not expect Eve to make an immediate impact. "I know it is going to be a difficult job. Remember he is not no magic man, we got to be patient with him...because going to the Gold Cup will be a great challenge for him and he has limited time."

Discussing what Eve will bring to the table, Williams said, "What I think Angus could bring is a bit of cohesiveness among the players and what has been missing with the national team for the longest while, which is national pride." Williams said the national players would have seen Eve play for T&T which will help them develop a connection with him. Williams also called on all national coaches to support each other.

Terry Fenwick, along with assistant coaches Derek King and Kelvin Jack were fired on Friday days after being eliminated from the first round of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. Eve, a former national player, has coached many teams during his career. He is the coach at Naparima College and at Club Sando and is a former T&T junior coach.

Theobald, a former national team-mate of Eve, said, "I wish Angus Eve all the best. I thought he was knocking on the door of T&T football in terms of coaching for a long while. I know that he is competent coach."

Theobald also said people cannot expect miracles. "I know it is not going to be an easy task for him in terms of what lies ahead, but I know once he gets hold of the job, he gets hold of the players that he wants to choose and be part of his set up...I know that he has a bright future ahead in terms of the national team."

The former midfielder said Eve will bring his style of play to T&T football. Theobald said Eve will bring the best out of the players, the team will be well organised and T&T will have energy and aggression.

The TTFA release added, “With the Gold Cup around the corner, the appointment of an interim head coach had to be made in very short order. As such, a selection panel of normalisation committee member Nicholas Gomez, Anton Corneal, Anthony Sherwood and Richard Chinapoo met on the 12 June to finalise the selection of the interim head coach and Eve was recommended to the normalisation committee as the preferred candidate.

Normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad said, “We thank the previous coaching staff for their commitment and efforts. We now look forward to the Gold Cup competition and wish Angus all the best. We will do our very best to support him and the team.”

The normalisation committee will be consulting with Eve to finalize his coaching staff.

After the Gold Cup, a process overseen by an independent selection panel will invite and review applications, in anticipation of appointing the new senior men’s national team head coach in September 2021.

This story was originally published with the title "New coach Angus Eve to 'lift' Trinidad and Tobago football" and has been adjusted to include additional details. See original post below.

The Normalisation Committee has appointed Angus Eve as the Interim Head Coach of the Senior Men’s National Team.

The FIFA-appointed normalisation committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has appointed Angus Eve as interim head coach ahead of the Gold Cup preliminary round, which takes place in early July 2021.

On accepting the position, which runs until 31st August 2021, Eve told TTFA media, “I’m really honoured and privileged to have this opportunity to continue to represent my country. I’m committed to provide a lift to T&T, especially in this time where we are battling with so many different adversities at the same time.”

Terry Fenwick, along with assistant coaches Derek King and Kelvin Jack were fired on Friday day after being eliminated from the first round of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. Eve, a former national player, has coached many teams during his career. He is the coach at Naparima College and at Club Sando and is a former T&T junior coach.

The release added, “With the Gold Cup around the corner, the appointment of an interim head coach had to be made in very short order. As such, a selection panel of normalisation committee member Nicholas Gomez, Anton Corneal, Anthony Sherwood and Richard Chinapoo met on the 12 June to finalize the selection of the interim head coach and Eve was recommended to the normalisation committee as the preferred candidate.

Normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad said, “We thank the previous coaching staff for their commitment and efforts. We now look forward to the Gold Cup competition and wish Angus all the best. We will do our very best to support him and the team.”

The normalisation committee will be consulting with Eve to finalize his coaching staff.

After the Gold Cup, a process overseen by an independent selection panel will invite and review applications, in anticipation of appointing the new senior men’s national team head coach in September 2021.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on June 13, 2021, 08:12:17 PM
I willing to give Eve ah chance, Fenwick who plenty people on here wanted to give ah chance got his and did f**k all, to quote d english, so given d shit state we find ourselves in, he is d best budget candidate for this interim role local bias notwithstanding
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 14, 2021, 01:51:06 AM
Heard Eve requested Hutson Baba Charles and Reynold Carrington to be his assistants

That crossed my mind as a possibility.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 14, 2021, 02:16:39 AM
I willing to give Eve ah chance, Fenwick who plenty people on here wanted to give ah chance got his and did f**k all, to quote d english, so given d shit state we find ourselves in, he is d best budget candidate for this interim role local bias notwithstanding

Fenwick emerged as a consensus candidate, had support, had his chance, rose to some challenges, did not overcome other challenges, squandered goodwill and fell to a reasonable accounting at the appropriate moment (the end of the qualifying round).

In some matters he projected as professional, in others impatient, in some transparently political and in others as lacking diplomacy and restraint. What he didn't project was a defensible or convincing template of play regardless of the players involved. His downfall is due to that last item - the thing it was most important to get right.

Nonetheless, he's still left with the possibility of parading or peddling his win-loss record and club achievements within the Caribbean, where one of the "minnows" or adventurous teams may find his credentials or rehabilitation attractive. Yuh just never know.

 
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 14, 2021, 07:48:51 AM
I am hearing mention of a 40 player GC provisional list.

Please note that the provisional list can be constituted of 60 players. It is NOT capped at 40.

In light of foreign-based/eligible, Covid, passport/visa matters, medical testing, injury and other foreseeable hurdles etc. ... not to mention flexibility ... please rock with 60 players and err on the side of caution.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on June 14, 2021, 10:01:55 AM
What gold cup? you all ain’t seeing another tournament in concacaf, trinis too bloody nasty, monserrat will beat the crap out of you and it will be a warm sunny day in article circle when you feature in another tournament. keep on putting plasters on chop wounds.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on June 14, 2021, 05:09:02 PM
Ah see what i said about eve and local players at 8min 40sec hadad  referring the questions alot also
  btw .....
https://www.youtube.com/v/93Dfr8vH5bU
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 15, 2021, 01:44:00 PM
Angus Eve wants to bring ' a ray of hope' to Trinidad and Tobago football.
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday).


INTERIM T&T men’s football team coach Angus Eve wants to give the T&T public “a ray of hope” as he takes over the mantle from Terry Fenwick, who was sacked last Friday.

The 49-year-old Eve, who is T&T’s most capped player with 117 international appearances, will serve as the national coach until August 31. However, the former T&T midfielder and captain would like to improve the team’s fortunes, after they were eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup Concacaf Zone qualifiers last week.

Eve was unveiled as the new men’s team coach during a Zoom media conference on Monday, organised by the FIFA-appointed normalisation committee, which runs the affairs of the TT Football Association (TTFA).

“I want to say thank you to the normalisation committee for showing faith in me, for giving me this opportunity at this point in time,” said the former Joe Public, Defence Force and San Juan Jabloteh player. “This is a total honour and privilege for me to have the opportunity to serve my country in a different capacity.

“My total aim is to try to help us to come out of a trying and difficult time in (T&T) football. I want to give people a ray of hope and I embrace that opportunity.”

Eve’s immediate focus will be booking a place at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup in July, in the United States, with T&T set to face Montserrat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the Gold Cup qualifiers.

Eve was asked about his view on the use of local-based players, especially in these covid19 times and no local football taking place.

“I was a local player for most of my career,” was his response. “I think that we do have the ability and the talent here in our pool. In the past, I thought they weren’t given a fair chance. That was my opinion at the time. In this scenario, it’s a bit different. We may have to look at the players who, actually, are in form.

“It does not matter whether they are local or foreign,” Eve continued. “Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to see the local players because the guys have been doing stuff at home. So, we’ll have to look at them once we bring them in, and see if there is an opportunity for anyone to be selected.”

A few European-based players, including central defender Sheldon Bateau and winger Levi Garcia, may be afforded time to rest after their 14-day quarantine period ends next week. The pair were part of the T&T team who drew 0-0 against the Bahamas (June 5) and defeated St Kitts/Nevis 2-0 (June 8.).

Eve said, “I have spoken to some of the European-based players. A lot of them have been going non-stop. Some players will be given a bit of a break and they’ll rejoin the team at a particular time.”

Eve, who had stints as coach of North East Stars, St Ann’s Rangers and Club Sando (Pro League), Naparima (Secondary Schools Football League) and the TT Under-23 team, acknowledged, “This is an opportunity that I could not walk by. This is an opportunity to serve my country. I had to take the chance. It is a difficult job but, with the proper support, I still believe that we can achieve some level of success.

“I believe that the person who has the jersey has the right to lose the jersey,” he added. “I’m going to give it the best that I can and, hopefully, bring people around me who have that same desire and will to achieve the objectives at hand.”

Concerning the Gold Cup qualifiers, Eve said, “Nothing is impossible. Everybody knows the players that we have. There is always the possibility.”

Due to the State of Emergency and lockdown measures, Eve hinted that he may have to organise a few warm-up matches in Florida.

“The way that we can solve that problem is actually being away from Trinidad so that we can have a couple of practice matches in Fort Lauderdale,” he said.

Watch Press Conference Introducing Angus Eve as Interim T&T SMNT Head Coach (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93Dfr8vH5bU)

Title: Strike Squad, Sancho endorse Eve as best choice
Post by: Tallman on June 16, 2021, 11:57:31 AM
Strike Squad, Sancho endorse Eve as best choice
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


The appointment of Angus Eve as the new national coach is being hailed as the right choice to lift T&T football and take it through the CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign said hard-tackling "Strike Squad" defender Brian Williams, and echoed by Brent Sancho, also a formr national defender who has played with Eve during his hey-days and know him very well as a coach.

"Gus" as he is commonly called in local football circles, replaced sacked coach, Englishman Terry Fenwick, whose estimated US$20,000 per month salary has been sighted as a financial burden on the T&T Football Association (TTFA), according to Trevor Gomez, an instrumental member of the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee (NC), while addressing the media during a virtual press conference on Monday.

Under Fenwick, a former England World Cup player, the T&T Soca Warriors were booted out of the World Cup Qualifiers after the first round, finishing second in Group F, in a tournament inwhich only the top team was advancing to the next round. The team's under-par performance was summarised by wins against Guyana (3-0) and St Kitts and Nevis (2-0) and drawn matches against Puerto Rico (1-1) and the Bahamas (0-0).

Eve, a former national player who has coached at the national level with the Under-15s, U-17s, U-20s and at the U-23 levels, is set to commence training duties soon in preparation for T&T's opening match of the Concacaf Gold Cup Tournament against Montserrat on July 2 in the USA.

Speaking to Guardian Media Sports yesterday, Williams, the rugged "Strike Squad" defender of 1989, said on behalf of his team: "The members of the 1989 Strike Squad Company, through its executive, congratulate and fully endorse the presently appointed interim T&T national senior men's football team head coach Angus Eve and his staff. We feel once more a science of connectivity, pride and patriotism, having a local staff mainly persons who served this country's football at all levels over the years.

"This feeling also brings to us the call for a unified T&T coaches minds for the proper development and restoration of our football from the ground up."

Sancho, on the other hand, said: "One thing I know about Angus as a teammate and now as a coach is that he is an intelligent enough person to know exactly what situation he is getting himself involved in. He would have taken a holistic look at what is being asked of him and more importantly what the task is. I think he would have looked at it and believed he could be successful doing this task. There is no coach, and I know Angus as an extremely, ultra-competitive individual, that would go into a situation thinking that they would fail."
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on June 20, 2021, 06:20:55 PM
WATCH: Angus Eve holds first session ahead of Gold Cup campaign

https://www.youtube.com/v/ipgvfzWUC9U
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on June 21, 2021, 03:05:59 PM
WATCH: Angus Eve holds first session ahead of Gold Cup campaign

https://www.youtube.com/v/ipgvfzWUC9U

"we trying to play ah little more high tempo"

f**k yeah ah hope dat we actually see dat...first order, hope dey including touch and movement which has been utter strash in we football for to damn long
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on June 21, 2021, 03:44:19 PM
hope you guys are seeing that gary griffith 3rd got cut and now angus will go on to pick a predominantly local squad come game day. from now on i'm just a voyeur observing behind the scene. i will reserve my comment until the end of the gold cup.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on June 22, 2021, 10:02:08 AM
hope you guys are seeing that gary griffith 3rd got cut and now angus will go on to pick a predominantly local squad come game day. from now on i'm just a voyeur observing behind the scene. i will reserve my comment until the end of the gold cup.

GG3 was never EVER good enough to be in the team  he could  not EVEN make st Mary's or trinity starting 11 .....
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Storeboy on June 22, 2021, 11:40:13 AM
hope you guys are seeing that gary griffith 3rd got cut and now angus will go on to pick a predominantly local squad come game day. from now on i'm just a voyeur observing behind the scene. i will reserve my comment until the end of the gold cup.

Why do people think that picking a local squad is a positive thing? We need to pick the best players that can play together as a cohesive team. This continued local vs foreign, whether coach or players, is red herring. Our World Cup team had a majority of foreign players, all of whom were far better than anything that can be put together from players at home. The reason players get foreign contracts is because they are generally better, period! Our problem is a lack of a development system that produces players good enough to play against the best in the world, and that means good enough to get foreign contracts in top leagues.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: injunchile on June 23, 2021, 07:37:47 AM
Well Said Storeboy. Most Of the Montserrat players are lower league players in England.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on June 23, 2021, 09:25:12 AM
I think alyuh misunderstood pullstones he not advocating for total local squad, he appears annoyed by the prospect,  my take is if.......BIG IF, Eve can get something close to what we need at this level out of locals, then I will give him  benefit of doubt.....if it proves be d same ponderous slow shit dat we get accustomed to i will be open to forcing his hand on foreign scouting and inclusions..for now we have lěttle choice but to see what he coming with

D question will be whether he can get d levels needed from  from his approach.....ah have doubts  but ah willing to wait and see
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on June 23, 2021, 02:47:52 PM
WATCH: 1991 Trinidad and Tobago U-19 Team Manager Hess Alexander gives his backing to Angus Eve

https://www.youtube.com/v/-WsMgnx1JaE
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on June 23, 2021, 05:39:01 PM
WATCH: Trinidad and Tobago Interim Head Coach Angus Eve talks to the media before the team heads to Miami for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Preliminary Round

https://www.youtube.com/v/_VSGDSEN5uc
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on June 25, 2021, 03:32:38 AM
National football team coach Angus Eve applauds player professionalism ahead of Gold Cup qualifier.
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday).


SINCE his appointment as interim national men’s football coach 10 days ago, Angus Eve is impressed with the professionalism and application displayed by his recently selected 26-man squad.

The 49-year-old former national midfielder and captain is gearing up for his first official stint as TT coach against Montserrat in the Concacaf Gold Cup qualifier on July 2.

The recently-trimmed TT team charted off to Guyana at 2 am on Thursday, en route to Miami, United States for a residential training camp ahead of their opening qualifier.

This match will be played at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US. If victorious, TT will face the winners of a French Guiana/Cuba clash in their second Gold Cup qualifier.

Eve and his coaching staff held intense training sessions at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. He expressed pleasure with the team’s drive on the field and welcomed his forthcoming challenges.

Eve, TT’s most capped player (117 international appearances), replaced English-born Terry Fenwick as head coach on June 15 after the latter’s failed 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying bid.

“The training so far has been really intensive," said Eve. "The level of professionalism I have seen from the guys and the application...I’m pleasantly surprised with the level of fitness some of them have, seeing that we haven’t been playing football for a while in the country.

“Some of them have been training with the national senior team before but it’s a breath of fresh air to actually work with some of the new guys who have come in the team. I’m only looking forward to good things from them,” he said.

On Friday, in Florida, Eve plans to do two sessions; one focused on how they will approach the game and the other geared towards more tactical and technique work. The team will also play one closed-door match to give some of the guys who have not been playing matches on a regular, some minutes in their legs.

“The only problem with these guys is that they haven’t been in match action on a regular basis. Their match fitness; we are trying to duplicate that by the sessions that we’re doing to raise that level of intensity and to get them a little bit sharp. That’s the reason why we are doing the type of sessions that we are,” he added.

Eve and his coaching staff (assistant coaches Reynold Carrington and Hutson Charles, along with goalkeeper coach Clayton Ince), have been working assiduously to educate themselves and the players on the Montserrat team - its strengths and weaknesses.

Their skipper Lyle Taylor, who plays for Nottingham Forest in the English Football League Championship division, was dubbed as “phenomenal” by Eve.

“We know that most of the players (Montserrat) play in the lower league. They have a bit of quality in midfield, up front, the captain is a phenomenal player. We’ve seen him.

“We have done our homework. We see the way they try to play. They’re organised in what they’re trying to do. We’ve taken on board the information. We had help from people on the outside who would have watched their games,” he said.

Asked about his managerial style, Eve noted that although training has been intense, the players have easily adapted under his stewardship.

At the stadium on Wednesday, the players took part in an interactive but action-packed half-field training session to which Eve altered the rules of the game to mimic different situations on the field of play. The players communicated well while the interim coach served as referee.

On his coaching style, Eve said, “I’m sure you all were hearing the players laughing. You see them enjoying the game, they’re applying themselves. The intensity of the training is very high but they’re also enjoying themselves.

“I’m a player’s coach. You will see sometimes I stop and get into (put emphasis on) certain men at particular times. It’s just to get them right. They have the ability, it’s just to do things consistently,” he said.

Looking ahead, the TT coach has asked his team to play with the pride, passion and the ability he knows they have. Even though it’s been only a couple weeks he has been coach, Eve believes the teams can churn out a positive result and progress further into the Gold Cup.

“Anybody who knows me knows how I represented my country, the way that I’ve played and I touched every blade of grass when I used to play the game. And I’m asking the same thing from the players.

“It is a short space of time, I’m not complaining about that because I’ve accepted the role (as coach). There would be no excuses from me and I would take all responsibility for whatever the team does in the tournament,” he said.

Watch Press Call with Angus Eve ahead of Team's Departure for Miami (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VSGDSEN5uc)

Title: Ex-football manager Anthony Alexander not surprised by Angus Eve’s appointment
Post by: Tallman on July 01, 2021, 10:48:55 AM
Ex-football manager Anthony Alexander not surprised by Angus Eve’s appointment
T&T Newsday


FORMER T&T youth football manager Anthony “Hess” Alexander said new interim head coach of the T&T men’s senior team Angus Eve was always a special talent, and is not surprised by his appointment.

Eve was named as the interim coach over a week ago, days after Terry Fenwick was fired.

Fenwick failed to get T&T past the first round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament.

Alexander was the T&T Under-20 manager at the 1991 Youth World Cup in Portugal.

Bertille St Clair was the coach and the team was captained by Dwight Yorke. Many players from the 1991 T&T Under-20 team made the transition to the national senior team. They included Eve, Yorke, goalkeeper Clayton Ince and Jerren Nixon.

Speaking to T&T Football Association media, Alexander said the technical staff of the youth team knew Eve had a gift.

“In 1986 when we were appointed…we always felt that Angus had the ability and the determination to reach as far as he possibly could in the football fraternity. He was very consistent, he was very disciplined and I must say that seeing him progress over the years between 1986 and now both Bertille and myself are extremely proud of his achievements.”

Alexander added, “It is no surprise to us really, but we do wish him all the best and we believe that once given the opportunity he can go even further.”

Eve’s first responsibility as interim coach is to lead T&T past the Concacaf Gold Cup qualifying tournament in early July.

Reflecting on the team that represented T&T at the Youth World Cup, Alexander said a greater effort should have been made to keep the team together.

“When we returned from Portugal and I submitted my report to the TTFA one of the recommendations was that we should keep this team together. I even stated in the report in writing if we have to get rid of the entire technical staff, including yours truly, the manager, no problem, but keep the players together.”

T&T qualified for their first and only senior World Cup in 2006, but Alexander is sure it would have been possible to qualify sooner if the 1991 T&T youth team had stayed together.

“I believe if that was done we would have gone to a World Cup before 2006. Unfortunately it was not. We had players like Angus, Clayton Ince, Dwight Yorke (and) Anthony Sherwood. It was a team that really should have been kept together.”

Alexander said before the Youth World Cup T&T defeated the Brazil youth team 4-2 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium without Yorke. Alexander said in that match Eve demonstrated his quality, which led to attention from the public. “They came to me after the game and weeks after (asked), ‘Where all yuh get that young fella?’”
Title: Trinidad and Tobago coach Angus Eve fostering healthy bond with players
Post by: Tallman on July 05, 2021, 12:45:43 PM
Trinidad and Tobago coach Angus Eve fostering healthy bond with players
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


TRINIDAD AND Tobago men’s football team coach Angus Eve has already fostered a healthy working relationship with his players heading into Tuesday’s final Concacaf Gold Cup qualifier against French Guiana.

Eve was installed as coach three weeks ago and had just two weeks to prepare the squad for their opening Gold Cup qualifier against Montserrat on Friday at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

His appointment came on the heels of T&T’s surprising 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying exit on June 5, under then head coach Terry Fenwick. Fenwick and his assistants Kelvin Jack and Derek King were sacked one week later.

Undeterred and inspired, Eve led the Soca Warriors to a 6-1 triumph over Montserrat and now gears up for his second official match at helm on Tuesday.

A victory against French Guiana on Tuesday guarantees a place for T&T in the Gold Cup group stage which gets underway on Saturday.

Against Montserrat, second half substitute Reon Moore bagged a brace while Kevin Molino, Marcus Joseph, Ryan Telfer and Judah Garcia also got their names on the scoresheet for T&T.

Moore, who made his Gold Cup debut in his fourth cap for the senior team, said Eve has quickly established a connection with the team.

“From day one, the connection between the coach and players was fantastic. He dealt with us on a (mature) level and we have a very good understanding. It’s more like we’re working together and not like somebody’s over your back with a big stick. So the transition is perfect,” said Moore after Friday’s win.

The Defence Force winger added that Eve’s five-day preparation camp – held at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva before the team departed en route to Florida – was short but well-executed.

He added, “It’s a great feeling. It all started from the training camp. The preparation was great and we transferred that into the game and we got the victory. It’s the training camps that we did, the preparation, knowing what the opposition would give, that made the game.”

Although he was not involved in the ill-fated T&T’s World Cup qualifying campaign, Moore said he was confident and “had a point to prove” heading into Friday’s meeting. Against French Guiana, if selected, Moore noted that he wants to build on his performances.

Similarly, Garcia, who scored his first international goal for T&T, was elated. He also showered praises on Eve for his never-say-die attitude and smooth ability to connect with a player.

The 20-year-old midfielder said there was some pressure on him leading up to the match but the coach was able to repress these feelings and get the best out of him on the field.

“The pressure will be there but coming up in the (training) camp with coach Angus was great. We had an excellent camp. From the game that we looked at with the team (Montserrat), we saw their strengths and their weaknesses. I think we focused on it and executed,” he said.

Garcia also credited Eve for his tactical foresight which allowed him to record his first-ever international goal.

On his achievement, Garcia added, “it was great. Something I’ve been dreaming about and wanting to have a long time now. The instructions from coach to me, was to go in behind the defence because they don’t like to run a lot. That’s exactly what I did and that’s how the goal came about.”

Likewise, Eve acknowledged the passion and commitment shown by his team to withstand the pressures of such a topsy-turvy season. This was also his first official game in charge of the the T&T men's team.

The 49-year-old Eve, who is T&T’s most capped player with 117 international appearances, will serve as the national coach until August 31.

“I feel very humbled by the experience. This is a new stage, a new experience for me. I do believe I prepared myself well for it through all the things I would have done. Through the grace of God I kept my composure through it all. I thought the guys really implemented what we did in training,” he said.

The coach added that it was important for the team to get going with a win after the “Terry Fewick era”. He said the team felt that they had a responsibility to the T&T people to go out and give a good performance; especially after their unsettling World Cup qualifying exit.

Looking ahead to Tuesday’s match, Eve wants the team to maintain its momentum and secure the much-needed three points to affirm a spot in the group stage.

He said that T&T may be without left-back Triston Hodge who suffered a groin injury against Montserrat. Also uncertain is Aubrey David, who was kicked in the chin against Montserrat, which gave way for Molino to open the scoring from the penalty spot. According to Eve, David received nine stitches.

Eve concluded, “Our goal is to first reach the group stage and then we will reboot and replan and go forward again. It’s most important that the job hasn’t ended, it has now begun.”
Title: Eve relishes Gold Cup test: We want to play the best
Post by: Tallman on July 07, 2021, 07:09:53 PM
Eve relishes Gold Cup test: We want to play the best
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


ANGUS EVE, coach of the Trinidad and Tobago men’s football team, says his squad is eager to face the challenge posed by defending Concacaf Gold Cup champions Mexico when both teams square off in their Group A opener at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, United States on Saturday.

T&T guaranteed a spot in Group A, alongside Mexico, Curacao and El Salvador, when they defeated French Guiana 8-7 courtesy kicks from the penalty spot, after both teams were locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time, in Tuesday’s Gold Cup qualification second round match, at the DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Eve was appointed T&T coach in June after his predecessor Terry Fenwick was fired for a first round exit in the 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign.

During Tuesday’s post-match media conference, Eve said, “This was our goal coming here. We had a very short space of time to prepare.”

The former national captain said his players were emotional after the match. “We’re doing this for our country, not just for us.

"We want to be playing against the best teams in the region, to keep testing and proving ourselves. This is our rebuilding, and we want to enjoy the group stage.”

Eve also gave credit to French Guiana, who were playing their first international match since November 2019.

“They definitely did their homework, they sat deep and tried to stifle the pace that we have up front. They played a fantastic game. What we tried to do at the half was to get some midfielders who can tackle. We were forced with the subs because of the (injuries).”

Midfielders Judah Garcia and Khaleem Hyland suffered leg muscle injuries during the first half.

Eve added, “We have a squad of players here and we believe in all of them. The local-(based) guys are lacking match fitness and you saw it a bit today against a well-organised team. We had to dig deep, it was a group effort and they kept their concentration to the end.”

The T&T coach queried the tournament’s rules concerning yellow cards which players got during the qualifying stage.

“When we got yellow cards in this phase, the cards will carry over (to the group stage), which I think is a bit unfair.”

Left-back Tristan Hodge was forced off at halftime in Friday’s game against Montserrat due to a groin injury.

Asked if he will be seeking replacement players in light of the injuries to Garcia, Hyland and Hodge, Eve replied, “We have to assess those players first. We have until 24 hours before the (Mexico) match to bring in players.

“Right now, we can’t say who could come into the squad. We’ll try to assess the ones who are injured and find adequate replacements, if possible.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 08, 2021, 03:11:38 AM
Eve concerned about injuries, yellow card rule.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


After Tuesday's 8-7 penalty shoot-out victory over French Guiana that propelled the T&T Soca Warriors into the group phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament in the United States, national coach Angus Eve has now been saddled with more concerns.

Firstly, the mandatory rule that drops yellow cards picked up by players when they are moving from one stage of a tournament to another, is not being used by CONCACAF organisers. This means players who picked up yellow cards for T&T in the qualifying rounds, will move into the group phase with it.

Another major concern for the team is that players may have to be brought in as replacements for others, ahead of the group phase of the competition. On Tuesday the T&T Soca Warriors defeated a gutsy French Guiana outfit 8-7 from the penalty spot, following a 1-1 stalemate at the end of regulation time at the DRV PNK Stadium, which sent the teams to the penalty spot, where T&T had an unblemished record compared to the Frenchmen after Kevin Rimane spot kick was saved by T&T's goalkeeper Nicklas Frenderup.

The win sent Eve and his men through to Group A of the tournament where they will open against regional giants Mexico on Saturday. The other teams in the group are El Salvador and Curacao.

Eve, who had only three weeks ago taken over the coaching job from Englishman Terry Fenwick after a failed World Cup qualifying campaign, congratulated his players on the gutsy win, but he told the media at Tuesday's post-match press conference that he is shocked by the yellow-card rule.

"We heard that these teams (Group A teams) are waiting on us. We're also hearing today that yellow cards picked up in today's (Tuesday's) match will be carried over. It's a bit unfair because it's a different phase, it's the qualifying phase going into the group stage, and at most tournaments in the world, the cards don't carry over like that, from qualifying to the group stage," Eve explained.

To date, the T&T team is expected to carry over into the group stage four yellow cards that were issued during the Montserrat and French Guiana games. The players crossing over with the cards are Neveal Hackshaw and Khaleem Hyland in the Montserrat affair, and goalscorer Curtis Gonzales and Aubrey David from the French Guiana match.

However, he noted: "In saying that, we're always here to challenge ourselves against the best teams. Tournament football is usually four days apart, so we just have to pick ourselves up and I can tell you emotionally, that the guys are drained. So we just have to pick them up, give them a bit of relaxation time and move on."

Meanwhile, with injuries to defender Triston Hodge, striker Judah Garcia and now captain Khaleem Hyland, Eve and his medical staff were forced to do crucial assessments of players to determine whether he will have to bring in any players as replacements.

The former national midfielder turn coach travelled to the tournament with a 26-man squad instead of the required 23-man roster, saying the three additional players were to be used in situations where injuries or illness may take place. However, with four players (Hyland, Garcia, Hodge and Joevin Jones who was injured before the start of the Gold Cup) now a concern for Eve a decision will have to be made.

Concerning the T&T/French Guiana encounter, Eve said apart from fitness concerns by the local players, his team performed fantastically: "We didn't see this team play, we went into it blind. They definitely did their homework, they tried to stifle the pace we had upfront. Kudos to them they played a fantastic game today. What we did at the half, however, was to get some midfielders in there who could tackle, after Khaleem was forced to be substituted because of injury. And we tried to stabilize the midfield and play on the counterattack. We also tried as best as possible to break the line because they sat very deep.

We had to dig deep today, it was a group effort, kudos to the guys (T&T). It was fantastic today and they kept their concentration to the end."

Watch Alvin Jones: This was all for Country (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SyjAzeBfRc)

Watch Gonzales : I saw it in my brothers' eyes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pDueJMB2uk)

Title: Eve joins elite list
Post by: Tallman on July 08, 2021, 11:17:53 AM
Eve joins elite list
T&T Express


For many players, their days in football do not end when they announce their retirement from the game. Many elect to stay within football in varying capacities, including coaching.

In the history of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, 12 men had been able to accomplish the rare feat of playing in the Gold Cup as a player before coaching in the Gold Cup as a head coach.

Angus Eve became the 13th after guiding T&T past the CONCACAF qualifying round, with wins over Montserrat and French Guiana. Eve, 49, is T&T’s most capped footballer, having represented his country 117 times between 1994–2005. He is also Trinidad and Tobago’s second highest international scorer with 34 goals, trailing only Stern John, a former MLS and EPL striker.

Perhaps the man best identified of those former national players who have transitioned to Gold Cup coaches is current Jamaica Head Coach Theodore Whitmore. As a player, Whitmore appeared in seven matches over the course of three Gold Cups (1998, 2000, 2003) before managing Jamaica in 18 matches in four different Gold Cups, including a Final appearance in 2017, accumulating a record of 9W-4D-5L.

Out of all the names on the list, former Jamaica international Michael Johnson is the only one who went on to coach in the Gold Cup with a different country. The “Reggae Boyz” appeared in four Gold Cup games across 2000 and 2003 and then managed Guyana in their first ever Gold Cup in 2019, earning the country’s first point in a draw with Trinidad and Tobago to finish 0W-1D-2L.

In addition to the Jamaican coaches, the Caribbean is also represented on this list by Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago. Israel Blake played two matches for Cuba in the 1998 Gold Cup prior to coaching them in the 2013 tournament, with a 1W-0D-2L record, while Dennis Lawrence played three games for the Soca Warriors in 2005 before serving as coach in 2019 in which the team finished with a 0W-1D-2L record.

Julio Dely Valdes played three matches in the 2005 Gold Cup with his native Panama before guiding Panama in three Gold Cups (2011, 2013, 2019) as Head Coach, leading the Canaleros to the 2013 Final, with an overall record of 8W-3D-4L.

Former Costa Rica international Hernan Medford amassed three goals in 13 Gold Cup games as a player (1991, 2000, 2002) and then took the reigns as Head Coach in the 2007 tournament, finishing with a 1W-1D-2L record in four games.

Like Whitmore, Gregg Berhalter is currently the Head Coach of the national team he represented as a player, the USA. Berhalter played one Gold Cup game in 1998 and then 21 years later in 2019 managed his side to the Final with a 5W-0D-1L record. Of all the countries who have the most former Gold Cup players who became Gold Cup coaches, Costa Rica and Canada lead the way with three each.

In addition to Medford, Paulo Wanchope and Oscar Ramirez did so for the Ticos. Wanchope scored eight goals in eight Gold Cup games (1998, 2000, 2002), before coaching his country at the 2015 tournament (0W-3D-1L). Meanwhile, Ramirez played in the first Gold Cup in 1991 and then managed the Ticos in 2017, reaching the semifinals with a 3W-1D-1L record.

For the Canadians, Frank Walter Yallop, Dale Mitchell and Colin Fyfe Miller all played and then coached in Gold Cups. Ironically, all three played in the first Gold Cup in 1991 in which Mitchell scored three goals in his lone Gold Cup as a player. Yallop and Miller would each feature in the next two Gold Cups in 1993 and 1996, with Yallop ending his career with seven Gold Cup games played and Miller with eight games and one goal.

As coaches, Mitchell guided Canada to a semifinal finish in 2007 with a 3W-0D-2L record, Yallop finished 1W-0D-2L after coaching his country in the 2005 edition and Miller was 0W-1D-2L as Canada’s coach in the 2013 Gold Cup.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 09, 2021, 05:52:26 AM
Eve still undecided over Soca Warriors replacements.
By Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian).


Interim Soca Warriors coach Angus Eve is expected to wait until the final hour permitted before deciding on whether to name replacements for the trio of Khaleem Hyland, Triston Hodge and Judah Garcia.

This, as Eve and his squad prepares to face defending Concacaf Gold Cup champions Mexico in their Pool A of the 2021 Gold Cup on Saturday night from 10 pm, three hours after El Salvador and Curacao, the two other teams in the pool meet in the tournament opener.

The Soca Warriors booked their spot in the tournament’s group stage after a nervy 8-7 penalty shoot-out victory over French Guiana at the DRV PNK Stadium, Florida on Tuesday after a 1-1 draw at the end of the 90 minutes regulation time.

Goalkeeper Nicklas Frenderup was the hero for the Soca Warriors saving the penalty attempt of Kevin Rimane spot-kick before Defence Force veteran and former T&T Under-17 and U-20 World Cup player Curtis Gonzales slotted home the winning penalty for his team.

But the win for the 49-year-old Eve, who has been at the helm of the team for only three weeks after the sacking of Englishman Terry Fenwick following the team’s failed World Cup qualifying campaign, may have come at a cost as the trio of captain Hyland, Garcia and Hodge all picked up muscular injuries in the match and had to be replaced and are now in a race against time to recover for the group stage.

Eve and his medical staff have been doing crucial assessments of the players since Tuesday and will Friday confirm whether he will have to bring in any players as replacements.

The former national midfielder, turned coach, travelled to the tournament with a 26-man squad instead of the required 23-man roster, saying the three additional players were to be used in situations where injuries or illness may take place.

But that was trimmed to 25 when Inter Miami FC winger Joevin Jones sustained a season-ending injury during a US Major League Soccer match and was forced to withdraw from the Gold Cup.

Two players who are available to Eve at his quick disposal are defender midfielders Michel Poon-Angeron and Molik Khan who travelled as part of the 26 but have not featured in either the 6-1 preliminary round opening win over Montseratt on Saturday last or the victory over French Guiana while defenders Leland Archer and Mekeil Williams, who are both based in the US with United Soccer League clubs could also come in for selection, and Canada-based pair, Akeem Garcia and Andre Rampersad as well as England-born striker Daniel Phillips of Watford.

Another concern for Eve heading into his opening match against the Mexicans who trashed Nigeria 4-0 in their last warm-up international friendly on Saturday is the number of players already on yellow cards.

It must be noted that the mandatory rule that drops yellow cards picked up by players when they are moving from one stage of a tournament to another, is not being used by CONCACAF organisers.

This means players who picked up yellow cards for T&T in the qualifying rounds, will move into the group phase with it.

The players crossing over with the cards are Neveal Hackshaw and Hyland from the Montserrat affair, and Gonzales and defender Aubrey David from the French Guiana match.

With regards to the cards Eve said after the French Guiana win, "It's a bit unfair because it's a different phase, it's the qualifying phase going into the group stage, and at most tournaments in the world, the cards don't carry over like that, from qualifying to the group stage."

The T&T team arrived in Dallas via a Concacaf charter on Wednesday afternoon and trained at 8 pm TT Time (7 pm local) at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Thursday.

On Friday, the official walk-through will take place at 7pm at the AT&T Stadium, venue for Saturday’s Gold Cup group match versus Mexico.

T&T will train Friday evening at the Toyota Stadium where Curacao takes on El Salvador on Saturday in the other group match.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Peong on July 09, 2021, 10:50:30 AM
Fellas I think Eve and the reporter are wrong on yellow cards being carried over. From the gold cup regulations document:

23.8.3. Single yellow cards will get eliminated at the end of the preliminary stage and at
the end of the Quarterfinals and shall not be carried over to the Semifinals of the
competition.


Anybody see anything official saying different?

Edit:
Maybe just the reporter, I didn't see Eve mention cards unless I missed it.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini on July 13, 2021, 10:52:11 AM
Something I found interesting watching the game on Saturday.
This was the first time for a very long time I saw a T&T team play a top opponent and we looked like a Leo Benhakker side.

I do not know if Eve was a fan of this man as he was quite polarising, but we played the number 11 team in the world with all their stars in a competitive game and we did not look outclassed.

We were a solid, compact unit that played a game of competitive football.

We did not look jittery, we did not look like we were hanging on for dear life. We did not look outclassed.
We gave up a lot of possession, but that will always happen vs Mexico.

When anybody plays Barcelona or City, it does not look very different.

Our goalkeeper made some great saves, but I have seen games where we get trounced and the keeper makes more saves than we saw on Saturday.

This speaks to the greater unit. And also to Angus Eve and his staff for prepping the team.

So the question to ask is - when we play this style, with a Technical Staff who can prepare us to play like this, we can be competitive with the likes of Mexico, England, Sweden etc. If however we switch it up and try to play open, we get results like what Bertille St Clair got when Mexico beat us 4-0 in ~2000. That game could have ended 4-4 as we went out to attack Mexico, but fact is it did not.

I for one much prefer this approach. No more 0-6 defeats vs the US please.

Now the real challenge for Eve and co. is how to approach El Salvador and Guatemala. In theory now we come out a bit more...

I have always felt that T&T plays well on the backfoot and counter-attacking into open space, versus a team that sits back and invites US to be creative. This is why we tend to match up well vs Mexico, but sometimes struggle against some Caribbean nations. We are the Crystal Palace of CONCACAF.

Good luck tomorrow fellas!

PS - the better we do in this tournament, the better chance we have of getting future friendlies with all 8 CONCACAF squads for the upcoming WCQs -- as Jamaica is in that mix.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Cocorite on July 13, 2021, 12:14:47 PM
Something I found interesting watching the game on Saturday.
This was the first time for a very long time I saw a T&T team play a top opponent and we looked like a Leo Benhakker side.

I do not know if Eve was a fan of this man as he was quite polarising, but we played the number 11 team in the world with all their stars in a competitive game and we did not look outclassed.

We were a solid, compact unit that played a game of competitive football.

We did not look jittery, we did not look like we were hanging on for dear life. We did not look outclassed.
We gave up a lot of possession, but that will always happen vs Mexico.


When anybody plays Barcelona or City, it does not look very different.

Our goalkeeper made some great saves, but I have seen games where we get trounced and the keeper makes more saves than we saw on Saturday.

This speaks to the greater unit. And also to Angus Eve and his staff for prepping the team.

So the question to ask is - when we play this style, with a Technical Staff who can prepare us to play like this, we can be competitive with the likes of Mexico, England, Sweden etc. If however we switch it up and try to play open, we get results like what Bertille St Clair got when Mexico beat us 4-0 in ~2000. That game could have ended 4-4 as we went out to attack Mexico, but fact is it did not.

I for one much prefer this approach. No more 0-6 defeats vs the US please.

Now the real challenge for Eve and co. is how to approach El Salvador and Guatemala. In theory now we come out a bit more...

I have always felt that T&T plays well on the backfoot and counter-attacking into open space, versus a team that sits back and invites US to be creative. This is why we tend to match up well vs Mexico, but sometimes struggle against some Caribbean nations. We are the Crystal Palace of CONCACAF.

Good luck tomorrow fellas!

PS - the better we do in this tournament, the better chance we have of getting future friendlies with all 8 CONCACAF squads for the upcoming WCQs -- as Jamaica is in that mix.

Totally agree breds. Eve and his staff appear to be analyzing & thinking through each opponent and approaching each of them differently according to the strengths of his team. Seems logical but lots of work and belief in your players required. It is obvious also that he (they) have instilled this confidence in each of the players as well. No inferiority complex among them. Infused with an appropriate dose of reality (fitness etc.).
Breath of fresh air . . .
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on July 13, 2021, 12:22:30 PM
Something I found interesting watching the game on Saturday.
This was the first time for a very long time I saw a T&T team play a top opponent and we looked like a Leo Benhakker side.

I do not know if Eve was a fan of this man as he was quite polarising, but we played the number 11 team in the world with all their stars in a competitive game and we did not look outclassed.

We were a solid, compact unit that played a game of competitive football.

We did not look jittery, we did not look like we were hanging on for dear life. We did not look outclassed.
We gave up a lot of possession, but that will always happen vs Mexico.

When anybody plays Barcelona or City, it does not look very different.

Our goalkeeper made some great saves, but I have seen games where we get trounced and the keeper makes more saves than we saw on Saturday.

This speaks to the greater unit. And also to Angus Eve and his staff for prepping the team.

So the question to ask is - when we play this style, with a Technical Staff who can prepare us to play like this, we can be competitive with the likes of Mexico, England, Sweden etc. If however we switch it up and try to play open, we get results like what Bertille St Clair got when Mexico beat us 4-0 in ~2000. That game could have ended 4-4 as we went out to attack Mexico, but fact is it did not.

I for one much prefer this approach. No more 0-6 defeats vs the US please.

Now the real challenge for Eve and co. is how to approach El Salvador and Guatemala. In theory now we come out a bit more...

I have always felt that T&T plays well on the backfoot and counter-attacking into open space, versus a team that sits back and invites US to be creative. This is why we tend to match up well vs Mexico, but sometimes struggle against some Caribbean nations. We are the Crystal Palace of CONCACAF.

Good luck tomorrow fellas!

PS - the better we do in this tournament, the better chance we have of getting future friendlies with all 8 CONCACAF squads for the upcoming WCQs -- as Jamaica is in that mix.

Great points!

I agree. The composure has improved greatly. The panicking that we are accustom to seeing was very low. It's like they went into the game knowing that the plan is to just absorb the attack. Nothing else. When the 3 subs came in, you seen how the mentality of the game changed. They were more confident and willing to venture out of position (well the ones who were supposed to). Molino even came back and played defence, which says a lot about his character, especially since coming off injury.

Reon Moore has huge potential. I think the next game will be his coming out party. He has the legs to handle the long balls on the flanks. The El Salvadorans will not be able to contain him like the Mexicans did. He is going to be key for this match

But back to your original points. I think you're right, this might be a way to play the teams that have the offensive power like the Mexicans. Ugly brand of football. But if it gets the result, we cant complain.

It is now we see the gap between Fenwick style (which is call the boys by their full name during the game . .), vs Eve, who builds the team based on what needs to be accomplished. His game sheet had 8 defenders. To him 8 defenders are still 8 eight footballers.

Now Jamaica has something special going on with their teams. A well oiled machine. Tappa/Whitmore been coaching that team since 2015. And they are in blossom mode now.

Them Salvadorans are kind of like a mini Mexico. They are technical. But not as big or speedy as us. They good at making plays. Remember that they are going into the game playing a team far less superior than Mexico. Although the odds might seem stacked up against us (as usual), we have an advantage because we just came off a harder game.

We will get something from this game tomorrow.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on July 13, 2021, 02:36:06 PM
WATCH: Wired868 editor Lasana Liburd talks to TV6 Morning Edition host Fazeer Mohammed on the Trinidad and Tobago football team’s resurgence under new interim head coach Angus Eve, the 2021 Gold Cup challenge, and racism

https://www.youtube.com/v/z1CKsvD9LY4
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Cocorite on July 13, 2021, 03:59:51 PM


We will get something from this game tomorrow.

Love your optimism. The guys and Staff believe in each other. I think that factor plays a HUGE role.
My caveat lies in the fact that they played a superior team in Mexico than they will in El Sal. But you see that as a strength. psychologically, that is much harder to manage. To play that hard and keep such concentration at such a high level is tough. Let's hope they can do the same; albeit, with a different strategy tom.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 20, 2021, 10:39:48 AM
Verdict?


Is he the man for the job? We are running out of matches to know for sure. Only one left and the findings are inconclusive at best. He could be.

It is why a few weeks ago, in response to a question posed by Anbrat, I suggested that there could be a renewed interim period.


A word of caution to the NC:

Do NOT commit to engaging the Interim Head Coach on a full-time basis based exclusively on performance/qualification/ tournament progress/ other similar configuration.
On what basis should the Interim Head Coach be engaged?

I'll respond in possibly two parts. One here and the other, if necessary, separately.

The range of requisites and considerations for fulfilling the interim role are exceeded by the range of requisites and considerations for the longer-term position. Progression through the tournament should be a discussion starter, rather than constitute securing of the longer term role. 

Substantive response

The first concern is a durational concern: what period should the interim appointment span. Tied to this is defining the precise objective of the interim appointment and the precise benefit sought.

Proposition 1: The interim period should be narrowly construed and construed as narrowly as pragmatic.

The Gold Cup Preliminary Tournament spans July 2 - July 6. The Gold Cup runs from July 10 - August 1. The absence of an appropriate transitional period between July 6 and July 10 suggests that the interim period should contemplate the Preliminary Tournament and the Gold Cup.

If qualification for the GC does not occur, the start of the identification process for a permanent NT coach would and should be triggered on either July 2 or July 6. If GC qualification occurs, the date on which the longer-term identification process is triggered is dependent on the date of GC exit.

Proposition 2: During the interim period, the selection committee should be engaged in orienting itself with alternative candidates for the FT role. It is not necessary that the interim coach have an interest in the longer-term position or be considered for the longer-term role. Indeed that parameter must be defined, either positively or negatively at the outset. It has to be clear. Regardless, that parallel process should be engaged in as a contingency.

The NT appointment is a multiyear assignment and project, of which we can be beneficiaries due to our early elimination. We are 1.5 years away from the start of the Qatar WC and 3.5 years before the 2026 cycle. That's better than borrowed time.

Proposition 3: The larger quantum of that time we use sensibly the better (tied to Proposition 2).

The GC tournament is a solitary event similar in format to the actual WC and demands many of the management challenges tied to a WC. As such, it is a reasonable template for observation of decision-making. However, the focus of the hire should be on a candidate who can progress the competencies and sophistication of the team in keeping with the modern evolution of the game. That is, beyond results, the hire is charged with transformation. If the hire is not a transformative hire, we would be squandering borrowed time. Ground floor transformation. Transformation of culture. Root and branch transformation.

Twinning continuity in the gig merely on the basis of progression through the tournament would be short-sighted because that would ignore some critical dimensions of the job not implicated during the tournament and ignore concerns that ought not be ignored within the dysfunction of the present football ecosystem.

The FIFA windows for 2021 are August 30-September 8 and October 4-October 13.

Proposition 4: The assignment of the longer-term role should commence during the first of these windows. 

That is an on balance call, a question of interpretation and the subject of cost-benefit analysis.

The alternative assignment of the longer-term role would be the January 2022 window. In which event, there could be more than one interim appointment. That may seem inefficient or counterintuitive, but it yields a prospective benefit. However, as a caveat, in terms of timing, it should be considered that mid-year assignments tend to limit the pool of best qualified candidates. That stated, timing is not an insurmountable hurdle if the identification of the eventual candidate is targeted strategically.

I am of the view that Eve's tenure as NT coach should be extended. I can make a case for his continuation and I can make a case against it. However, on balance + nuances, I am of the view that his tenure should be extended with parameters.

Also, there should be comprehensive post-tournament reports submitted for review (technical, logistical, administrative, medical etc.) to the NC, not merely celebration of the points accumulated.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on July 20, 2021, 01:37:45 PM
Really, what has he done to merit such considerations? he brought back an old outdated goal keeper and a few washed up players who’s past their prime, he’s won a single game decisively parked the bus vs mexico and couldn’t get passed beatable el salvador and guatemala and was unable to win a single game in the gold cup bowing out to the competition.

since he’s been coach he has used nearly the whole team playing a five man defense against a team that couldn’t even get passed guadelope, and you want him back? no mate. let angus go find his way just like latapy stern John and jamal shabbaz who experimented on small island teams, let him coach the in the pro league and gain some experience before he’s allowed to take over our national team, no bloody way will I endorse him, he’s rubbish just like all the others.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on July 20, 2021, 01:41:38 PM
I would like to hear sam’s take on angus and his performance thus far. Sam seems to get it correct even before the eventual occurrence, very insightful bloke indeed, and funny too.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Cocorite on July 20, 2021, 07:54:59 PM
Verdict?


Is he the man for the job? We are running out of matches to know for sure. Only one left and the findings are inconclusive at best. He could be.

It is why a few weeks ago, in response to a question posed by Anbrat, I suggested that there could be a renewed interim period.


A word of caution to the NC:

Do NOT commit to engaging the Interim Head Coach on a full-time basis based exclusively on performance/qualification/ tournament progress/ other similar configuration.
On what basis should the Interim Head Coach be engaged?

I'll respond in possibly two parts. One here and the other, if necessary, separately.

The range of requisites and considerations for fulfilling the interim role are exceeded by the range of requisites and considerations for the longer-term position. Progression through the tournament should be a discussion starter, rather than constitute securing of the longer term role. 

Substantive response

The first concern is a durational concern: what period should the interim appointment span. Tied to this is defining the precise objective of the interim appointment and the precise benefit sought.

Proposition 1: The interim period should be narrowly construed and construed as narrowly as pragmatic.

The Gold Cup Preliminary Tournament spans July 2 - July 6. The Gold Cup runs from July 10 - August 1. The absence of an appropriate transitional period between July 6 and July 10 suggests that the interim period should contemplate the Preliminary Tournament and the Gold Cup.

If qualification for the GC does not occur, the start of the identification process for a permanent NT coach would and should be triggered on either July 2 or July 6. If GC qualification occurs, the date on which the longer-term identification process is triggered is dependent on the date of GC exit.

Proposition 2: During the interim period, the selection committee should be engaged in orienting itself with alternative candidates for the FT role. It is not necessary that the interim coach have an interest in the longer-term position or be considered for the longer-term role. Indeed that parameter must be defined, either positively or negatively at the outset. It has to be clear. Regardless, that parallel process should be engaged in as a contingency.

The NT appointment is a multiyear assignment and project, of which we can be beneficiaries due to our early elimination. We are 1.5 years away from the start of the Qatar WC and 3.5 years before the 2026 cycle. That's better than borrowed time.

Proposition 3: The larger quantum of that time we use sensibly the better (tied to Proposition 2).

The GC tournament is a solitary event similar in format to the actual WC and demands many of the management challenges tied to a WC. As such, it is a reasonable template for observation of decision-making. However, the focus of the hire should be on a candidate who can progress the competencies and sophistication of the team in keeping with the modern evolution of the game. That is, beyond results, the hire is charged with transformation. If the hire is not a transformative hire, we would be squandering borrowed time. Ground floor transformation. Transformation of culture. Root and branch transformation.

Twinning continuity in the gig merely on the basis of progression through the tournament would be short-sighted because that would ignore some critical dimensions of the job not implicated during the tournament and ignore concerns that ought not be ignored within the dysfunction of the present football ecosystem.

The FIFA windows for 2021 are August 30-September 8 and October 4-October 13.

Proposition 4: The assignment of the longer-term role should commence during the first of these windows. 

That is an on balance call, a question of interpretation and the subject of cost-benefit analysis.

The alternative assignment of the longer-term role would be the January 2022 window. In which event, there could be more than one interim appointment. That may seem inefficient or counterintuitive, but it yields a prospective benefit. However, as a caveat, in terms of timing, it should be considered that mid-year assignments tend to limit the pool of best qualified candidates. That stated, timing is not an insurmountable hurdle if the identification of the eventual candidate is targeted strategically.

I am of the view that Eve's tenure as NT coach should be extended. I can make a case for his continuation and I can make a case against it. However, on balance + nuances, I am of the view that his tenure should be extended with parameters.

Also, there should be comprehensive post-tournament reports submitted for review (technical, logistical, administrative, medical etc.) to the NC, not merely celebration of the points accumulated.

My heart say give him an extended run. Great people manager. Great atmosphere for the team. Loved and respected.

But I don't think he is ready for this level . . . although, not far from it.

I think Assistant Coach to a man like Hart would be ideal.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 20, 2021, 11:55:45 PM
I think Assistant Coach to a man like Hart would be ideal.

Not going to happen. Hart eh coming back.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: ffisback on July 21, 2021, 07:21:42 AM
Trinidadian coach's tend to focus on results which is bad for the youths if A Eve did not focus on results so much he would have gotten to the second rounds TT needs a coach like Z Vanes who knows how to build a team just give him the u23 team and games for the next 2 years to prepare the players for the WCQ TT needs to stop calling these players pushing 30 for the next 2 years.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 21, 2021, 07:29:17 AM
Trinidadian coach's tend to focus on results which is bad for the youths if A Eve did not focus on results so much he would have gotten to the second rounds TT needs a coach like Z Vanes who knows how to build a team just give him the u23 team and games for the next 2 years to prepare the players for the WCQ TT needs to stop calling these players pushing 30 for the next 2 years.

ffisback, when you reach tournament off course you focusing on results. What else?  When you playing friendly you tend to experiment, give this one a run, have an attacking defender tryout at mid field. Bring back a hold forward to play mid-field, etc. Other than that I agree with the age issues of TT teams. And then again, we eh so sure Angus contract will be extended.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: kounty on July 21, 2021, 07:52:01 AM
Really, what has he done to merit such considerations? he brought back an old outdated goal keeper and a few washed up players who’s past their prime, he’s won a single game decisively parked the bus vs mexico and couldn’t get passed beatable el salvador and guatemala and was unable to win a single game in the gold cup bowing out to the competition.

since he’s been coach he has used nearly the whole team playing a five man defense against a team that couldn’t even get passed guadelope, and you want him back? no mate. let angus go find his way just like latapy stern John and jamal shabbaz who experimented on small island teams, let him coach the in the pro league and gain some experience before he’s allowed to take over our national team, no bloody way will I endorse him, he’s rubbish just like all the others.
I'm interested in hearing a similar assessment of Fenwick's tenure, with conclusions for possible re-hire.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: ffisback on July 21, 2021, 08:28:17 AM
Trinidadian coach's tend to focus on results which is bad for the youths if A Eve did not focus on results so much he would have gotten to the second rounds TT needs a coach like Z Vanes who knows how to build a team just give him the u23 team and games for the next 2 years to prepare the players for the WCQ TT needs to stop calling these players pushing 30 for the next 2 years.

ffisback, when you reach tournament off course you focusing on results. What else?  When you playing friendly you tend to experiment, give this one a run, have an attacking defender tryout at mid field. Bring back a hold forward to play mid-field, etc. Other than that I agree with the age issues of TT teams. And then again, we eh so sure Angus contract will be extended.
It does not matter if its a tournament or friendly a Trinidadian coach will play for a result look at S Hart they all do the same thing.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on July 21, 2021, 08:45:29 AM
Trinidadian coach's tend to focus on results which is bad for the youths if A Eve did not focus on results so much he would have gotten to the second rounds TT needs a coach like Z Vanes who knows how to build a team just give him the u23 team and games for the next 2 years to prepare the players for the WCQ TT needs to stop calling these players pushing 30 for the next 2 years.

ffisback, when you reach tournament off course you focusing on results. What else?  When you playing friendly you tend to experiment, give this one a run, have an attacking defender tryout at mid field. Bring back a hold forward to play mid-field, etc. Other than that I agree with the age issues of TT teams. And then again, we eh so sure Angus contract will be extended.
It does not matter if its a tournament or friendly a Trinidadian coach will play for a result look at S Hart they all do the same thing.

Beenhakeer certainly played for results. He certainly not Trini.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: ffisback on July 21, 2021, 10:09:41 AM
Trinidadian coach's tend to focus on results which is bad for the youths if A Eve did not focus on results so much he would have gotten to the second rounds TT needs a coach like Z Vanes who knows how to build a team just give him the u23 team and games for the next 2 years to prepare the players for the WCQ TT needs to stop calling these players pushing 30 for the next 2 years.

ffisback, when you reach tournament off course you focusing on results. What else?  When you playing friendly you tend to experiment, give this one a run, have an attacking defender tryout at mid field. Bring back a hold forward to play mid-field, etc. Other than that I agree with the age issues of TT teams. And then again, we eh so sure Angus contract will be extended.
It does not matter if its a tournament or friendly a Trinidadian coach will play for a result look at S Hart they all do the same thing.

Beenhakeer certainly played for results. He certainly not Trini.
Beenhakeer was a douchebag!!
Title: Eve is front-runner to takeover T&T full-time
Post by: Tallman on July 21, 2021, 11:04:08 AM
Eve is front-runner to takeover T&T full-time
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


National coach Angus Eve, will either be rewarded for his work with the senior national football team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup and its qualifiers, or he will be denied an opportunity to continue coaching the team on a long-term basis.

This will be decided in September when a new coach is appointed by the FIFA-installed Normalisation Committee, being led by businessman Robert Hadad.

The TTFA has targeted August to invite members of the public to apply for the head coach position, and Eve, who led the country to wins against Montserrat and French Guiana in the Gold Cup Qualifiers, as well as two drawn matches to Mexico and Guatemala, and a loss to El Salvador in the group phase of the Gold Cup Tournament, is said to be the front runner for the job.

Jefferson George, interim president of the Unified Football Coaches of T&T told Guardian Media Sports yesterday that Eve has exceeded all expectations in charge of the T&T team at the Gold Cup which should automatically earn him the right to the T&T coaching job for the next few years.

However, another coach, Shawn Cooper, a former national youth coach believes Eve should not be judged or given the coaching job from his performance at the Gold Cup alone since it was not a show of his true potential.

Meanwhile, Cooper said: "He was given the mandate to get the team into the Gold Cup and he did so, which we weren't sure if we would have gotten under the former coach. So, in doing so, he did what he was asked to do.

Now, going into the Gold Cup, it's another competition where preparation would have been key, in terms of us progressing into the second round. So in a kind of way, it is unfair to judge him with a big stick.

It's an interim job and the time was not allotted to him to really do what he wanted to do. As Trinidadians, the expectation was up, seeing that he qualified for the Gold Cup, so everyone is expecting us now to go to the second round, but to go to that round it would mean that your preparation would have been one where you would have had a couple of months to work with the players and have them buy into what you want them to do. So all in all, he should be given a pass because that was a very difficult task."

Eve took over the coaching job from Englishman Terry Fenwick who was sacked in June after failing to advance past the first round of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Under Fenwick, the team received wins against Guyana 3-0 and St Kitts & Nevis 2-0 but drew with Puerto Rico 1-1 and the Bahamas 0-0 in Group F.

According to Cooper: "I think judging him going forward, we should look at what we have in front of us, in terms of the other candidates. If we had the other candidates then you can make a judgement and say what their body of work was/is in relation to Angus'.

Meanwhile, George labels Eve as the overwhelming choice, noting also that it would make perfect sense to pick someone for the job who is aware of the players.

"I don't think that Angus made, not just a strong case for himself, but also for other local coaches. I thought he performed creditably and in some cases, exceeded expectations, so definitely he deserves a go at the job.

I think it would make sense to apply someone to the job who has a very good working knowledge of the players, our environment, the limitations and our cultural uniqueness. And I think Angus separated himself well, and would have put himself ahead of whatever shortlist they might be preparing at the moment."
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on July 21, 2021, 11:36:28 AM
Sancho, La Forest share mixed feelings over tenure of Soca Warriors' coach Eve
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


FORMER Trinidad and Tobago players Brent Sancho and Ron La Forest are both pleased with Angus Eve’s performance, thus far, as T&T interim men’s coach.

However, with Eve’s contract set to expire on August 31, both stayed clear of endorsing the ex-national midfielder and captain as a long-term coach.

Sancho is concerned about the immediate future of the T&T men’s team while La Forest is willing to assist Eve in the technical department.

Eve replaced Terry Fenwick as T&T coach on June 13. At the Concacaf Gold Cup qualifiers, Eve guided the team past Montserrat (6-1) and French Guiana (8-7 on penalties after a 1-1 result at the end of regulation time) to qualify for the Gold Cup.

And, at the Gold Cup, T&T drew goalless with Mexico, lost 2-0 to El Salvador and held Guatemala to a 1-1 tie.

Sancho, the ex-T&T central defender, said on Tuesday, “Angus deserves credit for what he has done, as it relates to where the team was off the field, the toxic environment. To turn around the troops, to give a courageous performance is a true testament to what he’s been able to do.”

Also on Tuesday, La Forest, the former national striker, said, “Angus did his utmost best, which I applaud and appreciate very much, in terms of putting the (team) together as quick as possible, getting them to buy in as quickly as possible. That was very admirable.

“I would have done the same thing too,” he continued. “With the previous coach, we were playing too tense, like they were in a boot camp. Angus did a tremendous job in terms of binding them together, getting back a little smile on their (faces), which is good for us.”

La Forest, the ex-Joe Public, Ma Pau and Guaya FC coach, queried the tactics used by Eve in T&T’s opening Group A game against Mexico on July 10.

“I felt he surrendered early, in terms of giving them all that respect,” La Forest said. “We played Mexico and it was a ding-dong battle between us. I wasn’t too pleased with that performance. I felt as though he dropped shoulders too soon.

According to the former T&T Under-17 coach, “I could see where he tried to come from. He felt Mexico was the hardest team in the group. He could have (gotten) a nucleus of players to go and play against Mexico. You don’t want to give away too much chances against them.”

La Forest listed the outfield players he would have used against Mexico – defenders Triston Hodge, Alvin Jones, Aubrey David and Jelani Peters, Mekeil Williams and Neveal Hackshaw as defensive midfielders, Noah Powder and Reon Moore on the flanks with Kevin Molino as the attacking midfielder and Marcus Joseph as the centre-forward.

“Had we gone with that,” said La Forest, “I think the other two games would have been much easier. He wouldn’t have to be making (many) changes to break the chemistry. He gave in too early because of Mexico ranking.”

With regards to the position of T&T coach when Eve’s contract ends, Sancho said, “For us to answer the question of whether or not Angus should continue in the job, we, the stakeholders in football, have to address the current situation.

“I think a lot of it comes down to where we want to be, what we’re trying to do, where we want to achieve, whether or not we’re looking for a young team, that is geared for the 2026 World Cup. Are we going to recruit heavily overseas, to look for players with (T&T parentage)?”

Sancho added, “We also have to address the local league situation and whether or not the players are developing properly. All those questions need to be asked first, and then look for the person that suits that answer. It makes no sense making emotional decisions or making decisions based on a couple of games. We have to take a holistic approach at this.”

La Forest, who previously indicated his desire to serve as T&T coach when Fenwick was sacked, said, “I would like to be part of the (technical team) also. I could bring experience to the table. At least have a senior person around to show them that helping hand in terms of the best way forward.”
Title: Eve endorsed: Interim coach gets backing from former players
Post by: Tallman on July 21, 2021, 11:45:53 AM
Eve endorsed: Interim coach gets backing from former players
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)


HAS Angus Eve done enough to be installed permanently as Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men national football team coach?

Former national coach Jamaal Shabazz and former captain Densill Theobald both agreed that he has. They also similarly believed Eve should be given a two-year extension to his contract. Likewise, Eve has gotten endorsement abroad from 1991 World Cup winger Glen Benjamin and Leroy Spann, the former national captain and coach.

Shabazz, who has coached national teams in T&T, Guyana and St Lucia, believes that 49-year-old Club Sando coach Eve has done wonders in under a month after being installed interim national coach. Last month, Eve replaced former England defender Terry Fenwick, who was fired after unconvincing performances against Puerto Rico and Bahamas, when the Soca Warriors failed to progress past the opening round of Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

The short stint has seen Eve and his assistants—former footballers Hutson Charles and Reynold Carrington—score victories over Montserrat and French Guyana to qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. T&T also drew with champions Mexico and Guatemala at the actual competition and were defeated by El Salvador.

“I would give him (Eve) the job for the next two years,” stated Shabazz. ”I think Angus has shown the ability to motivate players at the national level. I think he has shown that he can think outside of the box strategically, and with some mentoring from experienced people here, I think we have a coach we can build with.”

Shabazz believed the work Eve had done in such short time was superior to his predecessor Fenwick. “It is incomparable, the work under almost two years under Fenwick, and the work with under one month under Angus,” added Shabazz. “You just have to see the body language and the effort of the players, and I would not even go into the shenanigans surrounding Mr Fenwick’s appointment and tenure.”

Likewise, Theobald felt Eve had brought about vast improvement in the national team. “I think he (Eve) is deserving of an extension to his interim post. I think the boys performed well, even though we didn’t get the results we desired,” Theobald stated.

“But you saw much difference in Angus’ team, as compared to that of the previous team in the World Cup qualifiers,” adding, “I think because of that, he is deserving of an extension for a year or two. That’s just my opinion.”

Eve has also gotten support from aboard. Former T&T national youth World Cup player Glen Benjamin and Leroy Spann have both also endorsed the work of Eve and his assistant coaches Hutson Charles and Reynold Carrington.

US-based, former Under-20 World Cup winger Benjamin is backing his former teammate to continue the progression with T&T’s senior men. Benjamin formed an attacking tandem which featured him at left wing, Eve on the right wing, and former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke at centre forward in Portugal at the 1991 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

Benjamin also featured when T&T defeated Brazil 3-2 in a pre-Under-20 World Cup warm-up in Port of Spain. After going abroad on scholarship, Benjamin migrated to the US.

Prior to T&T playing to a 1-1 draw with Guatemala on Sunday at the Gold Cup, Benjamin, his brother Nicholas, a former St Benedict’s footballer, and former T&T captain Leroy Spann visited the national team in Dallas, Texas. The former players all liked the recent improvement they saw in the team under Eve.

“I like a lot what I’m seeing,” Benjamin said, “I think Angus is bringing (back) locker room camaraderie, that confidence. Especially going from the Mexico game to the second half of the El Salvador game; what I liked is the confidence of the players I saw in the El Salvador game. I think we have the ability to go at a team and go at players and build that momentum.”

After a draw against No.11-ranked Mexico, Spann is backing Eve to get results which will propel No.103-ranked T&T back up the world rankings.

“Looking at Trinidad play against Mexico, I think I see something positive,” Spann said. “At this stage in time what is important is the result. Regardless of how good or bad they play, what is most important is to get results so that our world ranking (can) go back up.”
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on July 21, 2021, 02:52:38 PM
man i can tell you i swear that am terribly afraid of trinidadians. i have met trinidadians who are against small islanders coming to trinidad seeking a better life yet they are all over england, usa and canada seeking a better life and even their grandparents and great grandparents were from these same small islands that they speak about in very unsavory terms, now if that's not madness then i'm clueless on any other matter.

now these people are telling us that angus should be given charge of our national team when angus only won a single game vs monserratt, he drew with french guina, and did not win one single game in the gold cup while scoring only a single solitary goal.

terry fenwick on the other hand did not lose a competitive game in his tenure, in fact his players scored 6 goals in the world cup campaign and did not lose one game, and was booted out because he didn't get us to the octagon, but angus gets a break though he didn't get passed the group stage scoring one single goal vs the worst team in the group with a rookie goal keeper between the sticks?

now i am certainly not an advocate for mr fenwick but he was criticized by the whole nation especially those former footballers  for his results, but angus whp performed poorly is being endorsed by the whole football fraternity, did i fking miss something here?

these is the same people who had no problem with dennis lawrence losing 17 games in succession and his boss who didn't play one home friendly with the exception of anguilla, pocketing all those match appearance fees, and God knows where that money went. this is why TT football will never develop, in order to move on we must get away from these former footballer who clearly have bias and has been mainly responsible for the awful condition that TT football has found itself in.

i believe that the normalization committee should not bow to the pressure of these former footballers who are endorsing angus eve. IMO angus should step aside, he got his shot and he blew it, tiume to move on to someone who actually knows what they're doing, no more experimental coaches like dennis lawrence and russel latapy. enough is enough already TTFA, spend the money for a good tried and tested coach and stop using these former footballers who never coached outside the pro league..
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: kounty on July 21, 2021, 03:54:50 PM
....

now i am certainly not an advocate for mr fenwick but he was criticized by the whole nation especially those former footballers  for his results, but angus whp performed poorly is being endorsed by the whole football fraternity, did i fking miss something here?
...

I respect the rest of your post  :beermug: , but also think it a bit disingenuous on the comparison between Fenwick and Eve to a) Restrict the conversation to "competitive matches" so as to not mention a worst-ever drubbing against a natural comparison to Mexico and b) to not try to compare teams faced -- using   Most recent Fifa Rankings (https://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/men?dateId=id13295) for example, with PR & Montserrat similarly ranked, and Eve's opposition in the upper half of our Confed's rankings (obviously Fr Guiana has no ranking) vs those near the bottom.

** edit -- I guess you could compare St Kitts vs Guatemala -- the the idea of 'competitive match' would come back into play.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on July 21, 2021, 05:05:17 PM
I think Eve's inclination towards pragmatism caused him to lose very "gettable" points in the end though he would still got fair showing out of the team not good but fair, Fenwick's style and temperament just does not suit this team, result aside, If you looked with an unbiased eye yuh could kinda see "sumting" coming together......kinda....still think he needs to be braver, but yuh could kinda see "sumting", whether it real or mirage should be tested, IMHO, can't say that I could see "sumting" with Fenwick results aside, d players seemed uninterested or a little annoyed on d few occasions yuh could judge facial expressions from d footage of games, dat cyah be ah good sign   
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on July 22, 2021, 04:38:09 AM
....

now i am certainly not an advocate for mr fenwick but he was criticized by the whole nation especially those former footballers  for his results, but angus whp performed poorly is being endorsed by the whole football fraternity, did i fking miss something here?
...

I respect the rest of your post  :beermug: , but also think it a bit disingenuous on the comparison between Fenwick and Eve to a) Restrict the conversation to "competitive matches" so as to not mention a worst-ever drubbing against a natural comparison to Mexico and b) to not try to compare teams faced -- using   Most recent Fifa Rankings (https://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/men?dateId=id13295) for example, with PR & Montserrat similarly ranked, and Eve's opposition in the upper half of our Confed's rankings (obviously Fr Guiana has no ranking) vs those near the bottom.

** edit -- I guess you could compare St Kitts vs Guatemala -- the the idea of 'competitive match' would come back into play.
I’ll be honest with you mate, I totally hate engaging you, and I’ll say why. you remind me of the typical trinidadians who live in britain who believes that trinidad football was such a venerated version of football second only to brazilian football, in fact I had a neighbor who moved all the way from the slums of  east London to tell me and my family that we should be ashamed to be west brom supporters being from trinidad and all, to support a crappy second division boom kick pot pie team when there’s Liverpool and Man U as better options.

Mate if you hate terry then that’s fine by me, I have no allegiance to fenwick nor any other coach for that matter, but IMO fenwick losing 7-0 to the United States is no different than Dennis lawrence losing 6-0 or steven hart 4-0 to the same usa, and those are still drubbings, but here’s the kicker, fenwick used a team he saw for the first time and hardly had any sessions with them, plus he was without the service of hyland, bateau, jovin, molino, levi garcia and quite a few players whom both hart and lawrence had available, in other words he was using this team for the first time, players who never met each other before all thrown together to play the best team in concacaf not having the luxury to train because of health restriction with no league for over a year, are you guys joking?

all this rubbish about worst drubbing we ever had is idiotic, germany beat the mighty brazil 7-0 in a quarter final match in front of their home crowd in a tournament that brazil was anticipated to win, since then the Brazilians have moved on change coaches and is now somewhere 3rd in the world fifa rankings. as bad as terry was he IMO would have done better vs El Salvador and guatemala, in fact any coach that’s worth his weight in salt would have beaten those two teams.

angus played a defensive game against a team that failed to score The whole tournament and used a predominantly local team that lacked fitness and played no football all season not being able to string two passes together, talk about ugly football, and now the whole local fraternity is swinging on this guys nuts for under performing. no wonder our football is going nowhere slow or fast, it’s because these utter morons who are in charge of football continue to make some of the worst decisions imaginable, even a bloody monkey has better decision making skills than these clowns. it’s just shameful even to think about it.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: pull stones on July 22, 2021, 04:54:06 AM
I think Eve's inclination towards pragmatism caused him to lose very "gettable" points in the end though he would still got fair showing out of the team not good but fair, Fenwick's style and temperament just does not suit this team, result aside, If you looked with an unbiased eye yuh could kinda see "sumting" coming together......kinda....still think he needs to be braver, but yuh could kinda see "sumting", whether it real or mirage should be tested, IMHO, can't say that I could see "sumting" with Fenwick results aside, d players seemed uninterested or a little annoyed on d few occasions yuh could judge facial expressions from d footage of games, dat cyah be ah good sign
whether it’s fenwick, fister or hart, these lads want a friend to pat them on the back, not a coach to prepare them to play for their country. I want to know were they disinterested playing for lawrence as well thus the reason they lost 17 games in succession? this international football is not about some prima donnas coming together to lime with the boys and hustle some match fees and head back to their clubs, this is about pride in the uniform. just look at quoto, Quintero and zardes how those guys go out and kill themselves for the shirt, you think they give a damn about who’s coaching them? no, it’s all about the shirt and the fans who travel thousands of miles to see them play. our lads could give less than a damn about that ttfa logo on their uniform, or the flag for that matter, in fact it’s all about them.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: lefty on July 22, 2021, 08:54:30 AM
I think Eve's inclination towards pragmatism caused him to lose very "gettable" points in the end though he would still got fair showing out of the team not good but fair, Fenwick's style and temperament just does not suit this team, result aside, If you looked with an unbiased eye yuh could kinda see "sumting" coming together......kinda....still think he needs to be braver, but yuh could kinda see "sumting", whether it real or mirage should be tested, IMHO, can't say that I could see "sumting" with Fenwick results aside, d players seemed uninterested or a little annoyed on d few occasions yuh could judge facial expressions from d footage of games, dat cyah be ah good sign
whether it’s fenwick, fister or hart, these lads want a friend to pat them on the back, not a coach to prepare them to play for their country. I want to know were they disinterested playing for lawrence as well thus the reason they lost 17 games in succession? this international football is not about some prima donnas coming together to lime with the boys and hustle some match fees and head back to their clubs, this is about pride in the uniform. just look at quoto, Quintero and zardes how those guys go out and kill themselves for the shirt, you think they give a damn about who’s coaching them? no, it’s all about the shirt and the fans who travel thousands of miles to see them play. our lads could give less than a damn about that ttfa logo on their uniform, or the flag for that matter, in fact it’s all about them.

in the absolute beginning no maybe not, as tings progress yes, Trinis have fragile sensibilities, annoyingly so, for d most part, Trinis unfortunately like winners and "advantage ting" so Lawrence's collapse to abject failure would have lead to d same said loss of confidence/interest, with Hart it was blatant undermining by d new Admin to get local club players in the team even though it had been proven time and time again dat dem fellas couldn' deal with d pace required by Hart.

did Eve fail, yes, can dat failure be interpreted as abject?, eye of d beholder ting dat, but as I said, I could kinda see "sumting" dey, for whatever dat is worth, can I be proven wrong? yes.....but at dis stage ah willing to find out.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 22, 2021, 12:57:47 PM
Sancho, La Forest share mixed feelings over tenure of Soca Warriors' coach Eve
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


FORMER Trinidad and Tobago players Brent Sancho and Ron La Forest are both pleased with Angus Eve’s performance, thus far, as T&T interim men’s coach.

However, with Eve’s contract set to expire on August 31, both stayed clear of endorsing the ex-national midfielder and captain as a long-term coach.

Sancho is concerned about the immediate future of the T&T men’s team while La Forest is willing to assist Eve in the technical department.

Eve replaced Terry Fenwick as T&T coach on June 13. At the Concacaf Gold Cup qualifiers, Eve guided the team past Montserrat (6-1) and French Guiana (8-7 on penalties after a 1-1 result at the end of regulation time) to qualify for the Gold Cup.

And, at the Gold Cup, T&T drew goalless with Mexico, lost 2-0 to El Salvador and held Guatemala to a 1-1 tie.

Sancho, the ex-T&T central defender, said on Tuesday, “Angus deserves credit for what he has done, as it relates to where the team was off the field, the toxic environment. To turn around the troops, to give a courageous performance is a true testament to what he’s been able to do.”

Also on Tuesday, La Forest, the former national striker, said, “Angus did his utmost best, which I applaud and appreciate very much, in terms of putting the (team) together as quick as possible, getting them to buy in as quickly as possible. That was very admirable.

“I would have done the same thing too,” he continued. “With the previous coach, we were playing too tense, like they were in a boot camp. Angus did a tremendous job in terms of binding them together, getting back a little smile on their (faces), which is good for us.”

La Forest, the ex-Joe Public, Ma Pau and Guaya FC coach, queried the tactics used by Eve in T&T’s opening Group A game against Mexico on July 10.

“I felt he surrendered early, in terms of giving them all that respect,” La Forest said. “We played Mexico and it was a ding-dong battle between us. I wasn’t too pleased with that performance. I felt as though he dropped shoulders too soon.

According to the former T&T Under-17 coach, “I could see where he tried to come from. He felt Mexico was the hardest team in the group. He could have (gotten) a nucleus of players to go and play against Mexico. You don’t want to give away too much chances against them.”

La Forest listed the outfield players he would have used against Mexico – defenders Triston Hodge, Alvin Jones, Aubrey David and Jelani Peters, Mekeil Williams and Neveal Hackshaw as defensive midfielders, Noah Powder and Reon Moore on the flanks with Kevin Molino as the attacking midfielder and Marcus Joseph as the centre-forward.

“Had we gone with that,” said La Forest, “I think the other two games would have been much easier. He wouldn’t have to be making (many) changes to break the chemistry. He gave in too early because of Mexico ranking.”

With regards to the position of T&T coach when Eve’s contract ends, Sancho said, “For us to answer the question of whether or not Angus should continue in the job, we, the stakeholders in football, have to address the current situation.

“I think a lot of it comes down to where we want to be, what we’re trying to do, where we want to achieve, whether or not we’re looking for a young team, that is geared for the 2026 World Cup. Are we going to recruit heavily overseas, to look for players with (T&T parentage)?”

Sancho added, “We also have to address the local league situation and whether or not the players are developing properly. All those questions need to be asked first, and then look for the person that suits that answer. It makes no sense making emotional decisions or making decisions based on a couple of games. We have to take a holistic approach at this.”

La Forest, who previously indicated his desire to serve as T&T coach when Fenwick was sacked, said, “I would like to be part of the (technical team) also. I could bring experience to the table. At least have a senior person around to show them that helping hand in terms of the best way forward.”

LaForest campaigning HARD for employment.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Cocorite on July 22, 2021, 01:05:58 PM
I think Eve's inclination towards pragmatism caused him to lose very "gettable" points in the end though he would still got fair showing out of the team not good but fair, Fenwick's style and temperament just does not suit this team, result aside, If you looked with an unbiased eye yuh could kinda see "sumting" coming together......kinda....still think he needs to be braver, but yuh could kinda see "sumting", whether it real or mirage should be tested, IMHO, can't say that I could see "sumting" with Fenwick results aside, d players seemed uninterested or a little annoyed on d few occasions yuh could judge facial expressions from d footage of games, dat cyah be ah good sign
whether it’s fenwick, fister or hart, these lads want a friend to pat them on the back, not a coach to prepare them to play for their country. I want to know were they disinterested playing for lawrence as well thus the reason they lost 17 games in succession? this international football is not about some prima donnas coming together to lime with the boys and hustle some match fees and head back to their clubs, this is about pride in the uniform. just look at quoto, Quintero and zardes how those guys go out and kill themselves for the shirt, you think they give a damn about who’s coaching them? no, it’s all about the shirt and the fans who travel thousands of miles to see them play. our lads could give less than a damn about that ttfa logo on their uniform, or the flag for that matter, in fact it’s all about them.

in the absolute beginning no maybe not, as tings progress yes, Trinis have fragile sensibilities, annoyingly so, for d most part, Trinis unfortunately like winners and "advantage ting" so Lawrence's collapse to abject failure would have lead to d same said loss of confidence/interest, with Hart it was blatant undermining by d new Admin to get local club players in the team even though it had been proven time and time again dat dem fellas couldn' deal with d pace required by Hart.

did Eve fail, yes, can dat failure be interpreted as abject?, eye of d beholder ting dat, but as I said, I could kinda see "sumting" dey, for whatever dat is worth, can I be proven wrong? yes.....but at dis stage ah willing to find out.

Just want to say that it's more than "something". He clearly has ability as a coach--proven. He certainly cares about the players, staff, and the wellbeing of the country, which is extremely important. He certainly can motivate players and get the best out of them.
Now his over cautious approach to the games (because of fitness and the personnel available to him), was clearly the wrong approach. Too much respect for those opposition. A stronger attacking force certainly puts teams on their back foot.

But it is certainly more than just "something".

As I said somewhere else, I think he is nearly ready, but lacks either courage or belief to make the riskier choices
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 22, 2021, 01:08:59 PM
I think Eve's inclination towards pragmatism caused him to lose very "gettable" points in the end though he would still got fair showing out of the team not good but fair, Fenwick's style and temperament just does not suit this team, result aside, If you looked with an unbiased eye yuh could kinda see "sumting" coming together......kinda....still think he needs to be braver, but yuh could kinda see "sumting", whether it real or mirage should be tested, IMHO, can't say that I could see "sumting" with Fenwick results aside, d players seemed uninterested or a little annoyed on d few occasions yuh could judge facial expressions from d footage of games, dat cyah be ah good sign
whether it’s fenwick, fister or hart, these lads want a friend to pat them on the back, not a coach to prepare them to play for their country. I want to know were they disinterested playing for lawrence as well thus the reason they lost 17 games in succession? this international football is not about some prima donnas coming together to lime with the boys and hustle some match fees and head back to their clubs, this is about pride in the uniform. just look at quoto, Quintero and zardes how those guys go out and kill themselves for the shirt, you think they give a damn about who’s coaching them? no, it’s all about the shirt and the fans who travel thousands of miles to see them play. our lads could give less than a damn about that ttfa logo on their uniform, or the flag for that matter, in fact it’s all about them.

in the absolute beginning no maybe not, as tings progress yes, Trinis have fragile sensibilities, annoyingly so, for d most part, Trinis unfortunately like winners and "advantage ting" so Lawrence's collapse to abject failure would have lead to d same said loss of confidence/interest, with Hart it was blatant undermining by d new Admin to get local club players in the team even though it had been proven time and time again dat dem fellas couldn' deal with d pace required by Hart.

did Eve fail, yes, can dat failure be interpreted as abject?, eye of d beholder ting dat, but as I said, I could kinda see "sumting" dey, for whatever dat is worth, can I be proven wrong? yes.....but at dis stage ah willing to find out.

Just want to say that it's more than "something". He clearly has ability as a coach--proven. He certainly cares about the players, staff, and the wellbeing of the country, which is extremely important. He certainly can motivate players and get the best out of them.
Now his over cautious approach to the games (because of fitness and the personnel available to him), was clearly the wrong approach. Too much respect for those opposition. A stronger attacking force certainly puts teams on their back foot.

But it is certainly more than just "something".

As I said somewhere else, I think he is nearly ready, but lacks either courage or belief to make the riskier choices

aka: wanting the job and planning to defend that desire "on his record".

An doh disagree with the thrust of your contribution.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Cocorite on July 22, 2021, 01:12:10 PM
I think Eve's inclination towards pragmatism caused him to lose very "gettable" points in the end though he would still got fair showing out of the team not good but fair, Fenwick's style and temperament just does not suit this team, result aside, If you looked with an unbiased eye yuh could kinda see "sumting" coming together......kinda....still think he needs to be braver, but yuh could kinda see "sumting", whether it real or mirage should be tested, IMHO, can't say that I could see "sumting" with Fenwick results aside, d players seemed uninterested or a little annoyed on d few occasions yuh could judge facial expressions from d footage of games, dat cyah be ah good sign
whether it’s fenwick, fister or hart, these lads want a friend to pat them on the back, not a coach to prepare them to play for their country. I want to know were they disinterested playing for lawrence as well thus the reason they lost 17 games in succession? this international football is not about some prima donnas coming together to lime with the boys and hustle some match fees and head back to their clubs, this is about pride in the uniform. just look at quoto, Quintero and zardes how those guys go out and kill themselves for the shirt, you think they give a damn about who’s coaching them? no, it’s all about the shirt and the fans who travel thousands of miles to see them play. our lads could give less than a damn about that ttfa logo on their uniform, or the flag for that matter, in fact it’s all about them.

in the absolute beginning no maybe not, as tings progress yes, Trinis have fragile sensibilities, annoyingly so, for d most part, Trinis unfortunately like winners and "advantage ting" so Lawrence's collapse to abject failure would have lead to d same said loss of confidence/interest, with Hart it was blatant undermining by d new Admin to get local club players in the team even though it had been proven time and time again dat dem fellas couldn' deal with d pace required by Hart.

did Eve fail, yes, can dat failure be interpreted as abject?, eye of d beholder ting dat, but as I said, I could kinda see "sumting" dey, for whatever dat is worth, can I be proven wrong? yes.....but at dis stage ah willing to find out.

Just want to say that it's more than "something". He clearly has ability as a coach--proven. He certainly cares about the players, staff, and the wellbeing of the country, which is extremely important. He certainly can motivate players and get the best out of them.
Now his over cautious approach to the games (because of fitness and the personnel available to him), was clearly the wrong approach. Too much respect for those opposition. A stronger attacking force certainly puts teams on their back foot.

But it is certainly more than just "something".

As I said somewhere else, I think he is nearly ready, but lacks either courage or belief to make the riskier choices

aka: wanting the job and planning to defend that desire "on his record".

An doh disagree with the thrust of your contribution.

Oui I think that is exactly it.
Title: Eve swipes at 'pay to play' Football Academies
Post by: Tallman on August 17, 2021, 06:25:06 PM
Eve swipes at 'pay to play' Football Academies
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


In the aftermath of the country's decent display at the recent CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States, interim national senior men's coach Angus Eve is calling for the regularisation of football academies in T&T, to treat with the development of the game moving forward.

Eve, during a recent interview, revealed that coaches at academies across the country are more concerned about receiving monies from their young budding charges than ensuring that they are taught the foundation and basics of the game.  

Eve, himself a youth football coach, has had stints with the country's Under-17 and U-20 teams in the past and was recently the assistant to Derek King at the U-20 team. He said in taking the sport forward there is a need to utilise the zonal system while paying particular attention to the practice taking place at the football academies.

Eve said: "Basically, we have to have football up and running. I think the important thing is that we can use the zones. The zones are so important because all of the kids come from the zones, everybody plays for a zonal team before moving on to the Super League and Pro League.

"I think the zones have really been neglected for a number of years and I believe the zones should play a more integral role in the development of football.

"Also, we have to regularise the Coaching Schools system, and probably I would get some licks for this but I'm going to say it in any way, at a lot of the coaching schools it's a pay to play mentality. So once you pay, you will get to play.

"Sometimes the parents are given misinformation that their child is better than they really are, simply because someone wants to continue getting their monthly subscription. So regularising that and having proper coaches as well as proper qualified coaches in that area, is a must, because football needs to start from the grassroots level and at the coaching schools, they have the younger kids."

Former technical director Anton Corneal said the country probably has over 100 football academies. It is unsure, however, if these coaching schools are all registered with the parent T&T Football Association (TTFA), or if they are playing a role in the structural development of the sport.

Guardian Media Sports was told, by an anonymous source, that the embattled football association, which is being led by a FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee headed by businessman Robert Hadad, is set to put in place systems to use coaching academies as part of the overall development of the sport.

Eve also recommended that Primary Schools are to be utilised as a part of the development too, saying: "Also in Primary Schools, it can be used. There was a very vigorous primary school programme in the past. I myself benefited from people like Everald 'Gally' Cummings, coming into the schools and coaching football at the time.

"I think we have enough coaches in the country who can administer these types of development programmes. And not in football alone but in sports as a whole, because maybe we're catching the kids after the primary schools where they would have learnt a lot of bad habits by that time."            

Considered the country's most capped player, Eve suggested that coaches who are not in receipt of coaching certificates should seek to qualify themselves as well, noting that it will not only legitimise them as qualified coaches, but it will enhance their chances of getting coaching jobs. 
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 30, 2021, 01:59:03 PM
Angus Eve's contract as Soca Warriors coach ends on Tuesday.
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday).


ANGUS Eve’s contract as interim coach of the Trinidad and Tobago men’s football team is set to end on Tuesday.

Eve, who replaced Terry Fenwick on June 13, was handed a contract to serve as T&T coach until August 31.

At the time of his appointment, Eve, the former T&T midfielder and captain, said his aim was to improve the team’s fortunes, following their elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup Concacaf Zone qualifiers in early June.

He had five games as T&T coach, all at the Concacaf Gold Cup in the United States.

During the Gold Cup qualifiers, T&T hammered Montserrat 6-1 (on July 2). Four days later, T&T needed kicks from the penalty spot to defeat French Guiana 8-7, after the scores were locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time. The victory over French Guiana guaranteed a spot in the Gold Cup.

In Group A, T&T drew goalless against Mexico (July 10), lost 2-0 to El Salvador (July 14) and were held to a 1-1 draw against Guatemala (July 18).

T&T finished third in the group with two points, behind Mexico (seven points) and El Salvador (six points). Both Mexico and El Salvador advanced to the knockout stage, while T&T and Guatemala (one point) were eliminated.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on August 30, 2021, 04:21:02 PM
Angus Eve's contract as Soca Warriors coach ends on Tuesday.
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday).


ANGUS Eve’s contract as interim coach of the Trinidad and Tobago men’s football team is set to end on Tuesday.

Eve, who replaced Terry Fenwick on June 13, was handed a contract to serve as T&T coach until August 31.

At the time of his appointment, Eve, the former T&T midfielder and captain, said his aim was to improve the team’s fortunes, following their elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup Concacaf Zone qualifiers in early June.

He had five games as T&T coach, all at the Concacaf Gold Cup in the United States.

During the Gold Cup qualifiers, T&T hammered Montserrat 6-1 (on July 2). Four days later, T&T needed kicks from the penalty spot to defeat French Guiana 8-7, after the scores were locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time. The victory over French Guiana guaranteed a spot in the Gold Cup.

In Group A, T&T drew goalless against Mexico (July 10), lost 2-0 to El Salvador (July 14) and were held to a 1-1 draw against Guatemala (July 18).

T&T finished third in the group with two points, behind Mexico (seven points) and El Salvador (six points). Both Mexico and El Salvador advanced to the knockout stage, while T&T and Guatemala (one point) were eliminated.



Slow news day?
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 02, 2021, 03:30:36 PM
Interim President of the National Football Coaches Association, Jefferson George, says if coaches are being judged on results, then Angus Eve should be kept on as Head Coach if he still desires the job. The former National Goalkeeper also believes whoever is selected for the Warriors hot seat should be given objectives to meet, ensuring the programme is on an upward trend.

https://www.youtube.com/v/h8utsKNLn04

Interim National Team Coach Angus Eve is currently awaiting word on whether he will be retained as Head Coach of the Senior National Men's Team on a permanent basis.

https://www.youtube.com/v/4RY4xPvozTs
Title: Angus Eve appointed Head Coach of Trinidad and Tobago Men's Senior Football Team
Post by: Tallman on September 02, 2021, 03:41:30 PM
Angus Eve appointed Head Coach of Trinidad and Tobago Men's Senior Football Team
TTFA Communications


The Normalisation Committee has appointed Angus Eve as Head Coach of the Senior Men’s National Team (SMNT) and Men’s U20 National Team.

The FIFA appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has re-appointed Angus Eve as Senior Men’s National Team (SMNT) Head Coach ahead of the CONCACAF Nations League 2022.

Eve was appointed as interim SMNT head coach prior to the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Prelims in June, following an unsuccessful qualification campaign to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He and his staff then led the team through the Prelims and earned qualification to the 2021 Gold Cup Group Stage. Eve’s term as interim head coach concluded at the end of August 2021 and the NC has taken the decision to appoint him on a full time basis, initially until 31st March 2023.

Following the team’s enterprising performance at the 2021 Gold Cup, the NC analyzed the reports coming out of the competition, the leadership strategies employed and the team atmosphere and concluded that Eve should be given the opportunity to continue his work for the CONCACAF Nations League campaign. If the team earns promotion from Nations League B to League A, Eve’s term will be extended to the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

On accepting the position, Eve told TTFA Media “I’m really grateful for this opportunity to continue to serve the country in this new capacity. I am very grateful and excited about the work.”

NC Chairman Robert Hadad stated, “Angus earned an opportunity because of his desire to help Trinidad and Tobago football, his success in the last few outings and the potential that he has shown. He is passionate about our football and we see this as a relationship where the team and Angus can grow together and be successful.”

Eve will also be given oversight and lead the Men’s U20 National Team as part of the strategic plan for qualification to the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which is being held in Mexico, USA and Canada. The TTFA began development of this plan in 2020 and will continue with a keen focus being placed on the Men’s U20 players and pathway to the Senior Team, as we build towards 2026.
 
“It is really important that we develop this project from U20 to Seniors with our target of 2026. I am happy to lend my experience as I know each set of players and we can work on getting the blend right,” said Eve. “It now gives us the opportunity to develop the younger players and provide them with enough exposure heading into the World Cup 2026 which will be in this region.”

NC Chairman Hadad stated, “Angus knows the U20 players and is extremely decorated in youth football from his time in the SSFL. He has shown that he can relate to and get the best out of the young players. And though his time was short so far, he showed that with the Senior Team as well. So this was viewed as an ideal fit as we target development towards qualification for the 2026 World Cup.”

The Men’s U20 Team will begin training very soon in preparation for the CONCACAF Men’s U20 Championship which will be held in November 2021.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on September 02, 2021, 08:11:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/FQjiNpNP7QQ

 I see eve talking about Shaw he reads the forum ...
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 02, 2021, 08:38:57 PM
Congratulations to Angus Eve!
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 02, 2021, 09:14:28 PM
WATCH: Angus Eve being interviewed on the day before he was appointed as permanent Head Coach of Trinidad and Tobago Men's Senior Team

https://www.youtube.com/v/o5UjSZ-xilA
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on September 03, 2021, 10:30:35 AM
Leston paul is doing well angus said and he is going to recall
Title: Strike Squad defender Brian Williams endorses Angus Eve as full-time coach
Post by: Tallman on September 04, 2021, 08:46:53 AM
Strike Squad defender Brian Williams endorses Angus Eve as full-time coach
By Jonathan Ramnansingh (T&T Newsday
)

BRIAN WILLIAMS, a member of the 1989 Strike Squad, has endorsed Angus Eve’s official appointment as Trinidad and Tobago men's and Under-20 coach.

Eve was retained as T&T men's team coach on Thursday with the TT Football Association (TTFA) in a statement issued on Thursday, indicating that the former national midfielder and captain will serve in this position until March 31, 2023.

“Given the present situation, I have no problem and am very supportive of a decision of such nature. Retaining Angus as head coach, I’m good with that.

“For the last stint where Angus had the team, he did a fairly good job because he brought the players back together to understand the representation of T&T,” said the ex-national right-back.

Eve, who has the most international caps for T&T (117), was appointed interim coach on June 13 after Englishman Terry Fenwick was sacked two days prior, following the nation’s shock exit from 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

Thus far, Eve has been in charge for five senior games and has a record of two wins, two draws and one loss.

During the Gold Cup qualifiers, Eve led T&T to a 6-1 triumph over Montserrat (July 2) and then sealed a nail-biting 8-7 penalty kick win over French Guiana (July 4) to secure a spot in the Gold Cup.

In Group A, T&T had a goalless draw against Mexico (July 10), lost 2-0 to El Salvador (July 14) and were held to a 1-1 draw against Guatemala (July 18).

These results saw T&T finish third in the group with two points, behind Mexico (seven points) and El Salvador (six points). Both Mexico and El Salvador advanced to the knockout stage, while T&T and Guatemala (one point) were eliminated.

After his interim appointment, the 49-year-old Eve selected assistant coaches Reynold Carrington and Hutson Charles, along with goalkeeper coach Clayton Ince to serve as his team staff. He also included Adarryl John as the squad’s strength and conditioning coach.

Williams believes this crop of home-grown coaching talent can provide the spark needed to begin T&T’s rebuilding phase.

“I’m very supportive of Angus and his present staff because they’re knowledgeable about what is taking place locally with the players and T&T football. I feel they can move the football and start to rebuild our foundation.

“They are capable of doing such. That present staff is made up of local people, let us build from here. But the administration is what guides our football, not only the coach,” he added.

Williams said that appointing a full-time coach with Eve’s experience is a good move to chart a way forward but thinks the local football administration, currently run by the FIFA-appointed normalisation committee and chaired by businessman Robert Hadad, must step up their game towards the sport’s development on a national scale.

According to the 59-year-old Williams, the only way T&T can get the best out of Eve, his staff and the players is to have a supportive and transparent administration who share the same objectives, both short and long-term.

The normalisation committee was appointed to run the daily affairs of the TTFA in March 2020 after then-president William Wallace and his executive was removed from their respective posts by FIFA, owing to mounting debt and financial mismanagement.

Since then, Williams said, local football remains stagnant, especially at the domestic and youth levels. While he accepts the pandemic as a major contributor, he thinks there is no real plan in place just yet to help restore the sport locally.

“There are so many other things to do in our football than just selecting a coach," said Williams. "We have no meaningful guidance at this point in time administratively."

“There’s still a concern about putting our house in order administratively for our football to go forward. That’s my key concern. Only then we would see exactly where responsibility lies.

“We’re approaching the two-year tenure of the normalisation committee and I haven’t seen anything substantial in movement in terms of restoring our football governance. We’re still unsure of who’s who,” he said.

Williams wants Eve to have a strong administrative support base to help groom the men's team back to competitive consistency.

He even questioned if the Health Ministry were to immediately lift the restrictions on team sports and, by extension, domestic leagues, if the normalisation committee would be in any position to usher in a smooth resumption.

Williams also queried the state of the TTFA’s departments such as the T&T Pro League, T&T Super League, Women’s League Football and zonal committees, who to date, are still juggling interim and short-term executive positions while some remain non-functional.

“To get the best out of Angus and the current crop of players, there must be a properly functioning administration

Williams continued, “I have no problem with the administration being fixed and Angus as head coach. Currently, our rebuilding stage, with people with big coaching aspirations like Angus is welcome. Let’s see how we can operate from here because we have to start from scratch.

“But we have to move step by step. We are leaving ourselves open to al
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on September 04, 2021, 09:44:40 AM
Start playing the U-23/U20s.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 04, 2021, 01:52:59 PM
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

Come on Deeks, you know the policy is to rediscover them at 26.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on September 04, 2021, 02:00:45 PM
So angus did not have to re-apply for the post ...
Title: Abu Bakr: Angus cannot save T&T football, we all have to
Post by: Tallman on September 04, 2021, 08:06:49 PM
Abu Bakr: Angus cannot save T&T football, we all have to
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


An overall collective effort is being called for, to add to the welcome re-appointment of Angus Eve as the country’s national football coach, by defender Radanfah Abu Bakr.

Eve’s short-term contract ended on August 31 and it opened the door for the appointment of a new coach for the senior national team which Eve took to the group phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States in July/August.

Eve’s heroics came after the team was dumped out of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers under coach Terry Fenwick, despite being placed in a group that they were expected to emerge from, considering the other teams being St Kitts and Nevis, Bahamas, Guyana and Puerto Rico.

The FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) took the liberty to return the former national midfielder for a second time, despite the interests of other coaches which were made public.

This time, however, the action of the committee was met with a nod of approval from defenders Abu Bakr and Alvin Jones.

Abu Bakr, who last played for Churchill Brothers in the Indian Premier League said: “Congratulations to him, I think he has done well in the very limited time he has been there, considering the limited preparation, all the challenges surrounding the TTFA’s Normalisation Committee and our football in general, he’s done well in those circumstances and certainly deserves an extension to show what he can bring to T&T football in this new capacity.

“It will be a big test for him. At this level, he is still technically a rookie coach. He hasn’t had a senior-team position before this, so he’s going to have to learn along the way and learn quickly because at this level, a lot of things come at you really quickly and you have to adapt.

“All the challenges, as I said before, surrounding the TTFA Normalisation Committee, our football in general. The pandemic has made it very difficult for everyone including ourselves and our football and everything, so it’s going to be tough, but if he gets the support from the stakeholders around the football, I think, with his ambition, he can do very well.”

Eve took the T&T team a 6-1 triumph over Montserrat as well as an 8-7 penalty shoot-out win over French Guiana following a 1-1 tie, both in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualifiers. In the group stage of the Gold Cup, he guided the team to a goalless tie with Mexico; a 1-1 draw with Guatemala and a 2-0 loss to El Salvador.

According to Abu Bakr, the support of corporate T&T will also be crucial to T&T’s progress in football under Eve, saying: “That’s key. When we go to competitions, for example, the Gold Cup, and see the resources that are at the disposal of the other teams, or when you go to competitions and see some of the things that they afford you, generally when we train at home or go to friendlies, we don’t have those kinds of facilities, and it’s really helpful to have those things such as equipment and different types of technology that you can implement in the game that can be really helpful.

“But on top of that, we need the support from our fans and the corporate sponsors and everything to sort of galvanise the efforts that we put out on the pitch. It really has to be a collective effort, Angus Eve is not going to save T&T football, it’s going to have to come from everyone.”

Meanwhile, Jones told Guardian Media Sports that Eve brings much-needed confidence for players, having also played for the country.

“For me, it was no surprise. We saw it at the Gold Cup, he was with us for a short period of time and we saw what he can do. We saw the effect he came with, he and his staff. I have full confidence in Angus that he will take us to the next level,” said Jones.

“Just his presence, you know he believes in each and every one. He made us believe that we can do all things. He has given us that extra drive that we need on the pitch to represent our country.

“It’s a huge task ahead. It’s not just about Angus and his task, but each and every player should look at themselves and know that we want to take T&T football to that next level. Each player, from eldest to youngest, should ensure that they are healthy. It’s not just what the coach does, but the players have to take some credit and some blame to ensure that we’re healthy and we can give Angus some headache.”
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 06, 2021, 04:48:54 PM
The right choice for national football but...
T&T Express


ANGUS Eve is currently the best choice for national football coach However, legitimate questions arise about the procedure adopted in making that decision. In the absence of a technical committee, should the Normalisation Committee have arrogated unto itself that responsibility without consulting other stakeholders in the football fraternity? This is exactly what was feared by football administrators and wary supporters when FIFA first introduced the idea of a normalisation committee. It was not the concept but the procedure that caused the disquiet.

Many felt the local Association should have been consulted, in keeping with the rules of FIFA itself.

It must be remembered that the first few persons invited to sit on that Committee declined the offer, not because of lack of interest or desire to contribute but because they anticipated the very thing which is happening now: that the independence of the organisation would have been compromised.

FIFA has no interest in democracy and democratic institutions. There is no intention to allow a tiny Third World nation like T&T any chance to challenge a world power like FIFA. T&T had to be taught a lesson!

The dysfunction that attends FIFA is amply demonstrated by the idiocy that was displayed at the recent match between England and Hungary, where the racism of Hungary's supporters was ignored, even after the previous UEFA match. If UEFA could be neglected, who is Trinidad and Tobago?

The Normalisation Committee is walking in the footsteps of its mentor, FIFA. No one should expect anything different. We make the decisions and you comply, no questions asked. Concerned football supporters can only look on in dismay.

Karan Mahabirsingh
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on September 06, 2021, 06:31:32 PM
I am not sure if Angus going to last, especially if he does not get the resources from the NC. Like I posted in the WC 2022 thread, the next WC after Qatar will be extremely difficult to qualify. Three teams have already qualify because they will be hosts. US, Mexico an Canada will be hosting the tournament. So that means only 2 spots or 1.5 spots will be available. The NC better get their act together.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: maxg on September 06, 2021, 09:42:57 PM
I am not sure if Angus going to last, especially if he does not get the resources from the NC. Like I posted in the WC 2022 thread, the next WC after Qatar will be extremely difficult to qualify. Three teams have already qualify because they will be hosts. US, Mexico an Canada will be hosting the tournament. So that means only 2 spots or 1.5 spots will be available. The NC better get their act together.
Who would you consider ever did 'last' ?
Title: Trinidad and Tobago coach Eve not feeling pressured by dual roles
Post by: Tallman on September 07, 2021, 04:15:40 PM
Trinidad and Tobago coach Eve not feeling pressured by dual roles
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


ANGUS Eve is not feeling any pressure with the dual roles as coach of both the Trinidad and Tobago men’s and Under-20 squads.

The FIFA-appointed normalisation committee, last Thursday, announced that Eve will be retained as the men’s coach, but will have the additional duty of Under-20 tactician.

“There will be extra staff coming on board for the Under-20s,” said Eve.

Referring to his previous stints as coach of Club Sando (TT Pro League) and Naparima College (Secondary Schools Football League), Eve added, “It’s funny, I’ve been juggling two teams for a very long time. I’m no stranger, although it’s a bigger stage, to juggling two teams at the same time, and being effective, on both fronts. Probably God has prepared me for this role. I don’t feel pressured by it at all.”

During his unveiling as full-time TT men’s coach last Thursday, Eve mentioned that he planned to meet with the normalisation committee on Monday to discuss proposed friendly matches for the men’s squad.

Shortly after Monday’s meeting, Eve said, “The international windows (have) been mentioned. I would like to play in every international window, but it’s about game availability and the covid (pandemic). I would have (given) them some potential games and we’re trying to work with some teams and the potential of the teams.”

For the rest of 2021, the FIFA match windows will be October 4-12 and November 8-16.

Eve said, “For this window (coming up), it would be a team in the (Concacaf) region and, for the last one, we’re hoping for a team a bit wider from the region.”
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: ABTrini on September 08, 2021, 06:31:55 AM
Congrats to Coach Eve on the appointment- you know the shelf
life of national coaches in TnT is little under three years. It's a results dictated position with little or no glory.

However  here is a golden opportunity not to just coach two teams but to build a men's national football program. Hopefully the consistency in implementing a system of play a  competitive philosophy and a culture of success could be nurtured and cultivated locally.

Choose assistant coaches wisely - maybe someone who has garnered some international experience with innovative strategies- No former coach of St Lucia please!!'  no recycling of old
Let's be progressives d build a formidable program from now with2026 in mind- every practiceeverygamefrom now on shouldbe like a qualyfing 2026 match.
Good luck and best of success in days to come.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 11, 2021, 02:24:57 PM
Angus Eve on the Juggle

https://www.youtube.com/v/nxoELIn-ozA

https://www.youtube.com/v/8uIOf8zX4F0
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Storeboy on September 13, 2021, 07:55:22 AM
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

Come on Deeks, you know the policy is to rediscover them at 26.
;D :rotfl: You know you not supposed to speak truth so loudly!
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on September 13, 2021, 08:56:34 AM
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

Come on Deeks, you know the policy is to rediscover them at 26.
;D :rotfl: You know you not supposed to speak truth so loudly!

Avg age of 26 -28 is the oldest a WC team should be at a WC tournament. After the WC you should always bring in fresh/younger talent.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 13, 2021, 09:09:39 AM
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

Come on Deeks, you know the policy is to rediscover them at 26.
;D :rotfl: You know you not supposed to speak truth so loudly!

Avg age of 26 -28 is the oldest a WC team should be at a WC tournament. After the WC you should always bring in fresh/younger talent.

See Costa Rica's present difficulties. Arguably, they should have purged Jamaica and as an astute observer noted: Jamaica failed to exploit CR's aging.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 13, 2021, 09:14:47 AM
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

Come on Deeks, you know the policy is to rediscover them at 26.
;D :rotfl: You know you not supposed to speak truth so loudly!

 ;D
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: injunchile on September 15, 2021, 06:05:34 PM
Look at where Panama is at the moment . They started building a youth team and having performed at the Youth Level, Some of them got contracts in The USA set up. A philosophy of what kind of ball they want to play and all age groups playing the same style. Gally Cummings pleaded for this format many years ago. We have to stop recycling , just look at Costa Rica and an aging squad.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 24, 2021, 01:06:38 AM
Eve to assess local players, plans for U-20s.
By Rachael Thompson-King (T&T Guardian).


Senior national men's head coach Angus Eve and his players had the same mindset on Thursday, they were all ready to get back to work and it showed when training resumed at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex.

It was the team's first session since their participation at the Concacaf Gold Cup in the USA in July/August.

A 28-man training unit was released by the T&T Football Association (TTFA) as new head coach Eve began preparation with a home-based squad ahead of international match windows, in October and November.

However, the TTFA release advised that this is not the final squad for the upcoming match windows as stated above.

Eve was thrilled with their ready-to-work attitude.

"Things went really well. The guys seem to be enthusiastic," said Eve, who was recently confirmed in the position as head coach.

He said: "We have a lot of new players, a lot younger players that we are trying to establish and give some exposure to. This camp has a good blend of players who would have played in the Gold Cup and we have a lot of new kids who've come on board. We're giving them this opportunity to show themselves. And the enthusiasm from them is really good."

Under then-interim coach Eve, the Soca Warriors advanced to the Gold Cup's group stage after hammering Montserrat 6-0, then pulled off an 8-7 penalty kicks victory over French Guiana, following a 1-1 tie in the qualifiers.

Moving on to group A of the Gold Cup, the national footballers fell 2-0 loss to El Salvador and had to settle for two hard-fought drawn results with Concacaf powerhouse Mexico (0-0) and Guatemala (1-1).

Hoping to maximise on the upcoming two international windows, Eve said: "The first, we're trying to get a game to use the locally-based players to give them a bit of experience, some of the players who didn't actually play with me in the Gold Cup so I could have a first-hand viewing of them, it's about six of them to be honest and the rest of players."

He continued: "We will leave for the last window for the year where we could bring the full team in after we would have looked at this group and some of the foreigners that didn't see before, to give ourselves a real platform building on to next year going into the Nations Cup."

Eve, in his dual role as coach of the national men's Under-20 team, has already begun planning for the youth team, which he indicated will also start preparation soon.

The former Defence Force standout player said: "We've been putting that list together. We've been reaching out to all the top programmes in the country like Trendsetters Hawks, Queen's Park, Jabloteh. Teams like Presentation College, Naparima College which traditionally some of the best young players come from."

Eve also praised the support he has been receiving thus far in compiling a youth training squad. "The response of the coaches and the management of those teams have been very well because for two years now we actually couldn't play football so I'm using the recommendation system to do the group that we would start training because we can't openly use screening because of the restriction of COVID."

A native of Carenage Eve pointed out that: "There are a lot of kids we are already getting information on. We got a lot of players - we have two goalkeepers who look really well. One is actually playing with New England and one is in Canada with Toronto FC. So, they look good prospects already and there is a number of other players that we are looking at because we're mostly scouting for players."

Training Squad

Strikers

Reon Moore (Defence Force), Brent Sam (Defence Force), Christian Thomas (Police), Jahiem Mc Fee (Unattached), Tyrese Bailey (Police).

Midfielders

Aaron Lester (Defence Force), Duane Muckette (Unattached), Dylon King (Defence Force), Isaiah Hudson (Unattached), J'deem Parris (Police), Hashim Arcia (Defence Force), John-Paul Rochford (Unattached), Kevon Goddard (Defence Force), Micah Lansiquot (Unattached), Sean Bonval (Unattached).

Defenders

Alvin Jones (Unattached), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Darnell Hospedales (Club Sando), Jameel Neptune (Unattached), Joshua Alexander (Caledonia AIA), Keshawn Hutchinson (Police), Nigel Carraby (Unattached), Weslie John (Unattached), Robert Primus (Unattached), Trevin Latapy (Defence Force),

Goalkeepers

Marvin Phillip (Unattached), Adrian Foncette (Police), Aaron Enill (Defence Force).

RELATED NEWS

Eve wants to give T&T footballers chance to prove worth.
T&T Newsday Reports.


TRINIDAD AND Tobago men’s coach Angus Eve wants to give as many players as possible the opportunity to showcase their talent ahead of forthcoming tournaments.

On Thursday, the T&T footballers resumed training under Eve for the first time since the Concacaf Gold Cup in July.

Eve, who was the interim coach during T&T’s Gold Cup campaign in the US, was named as the full-time coach with a two-year contract earlier this month.

Discussing the training session at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex, Eve said, “Things went really well. The guys seem to be very enthusiastic. They want to be part (of the squad). We have a lot of new players, a lot of younger players that we trying to establish and give some exposure to. This camp has a good blend of some of the experienced players who would have played in the Gold Cup and we have a lot of new kids who came on board. We giving them this opportunity to show themselves and from the enthusiasm I saw from them today it was really good.”

Eve is hoping to line up matches for his players in the two international windows coming up, in October and November respectively.

“We are hoping to maximise those international windows. The first one we were trying to get a game that we could use the locally-based to get them a bit of experience and some of the players who did not play with me in the Gold Cup, so I could get a first hand viewing of them.”

Eve, who said six new players have joined the squad, wants to have all his foreign-based players available for the second international window in November.

“The rest of the players we will leave it for the last window of the year where we could bring the full team in after we had looked at this group, and some of the foreigners, that we did not see before to give ourselves a real platform building towards next year going into the Nations Cup.”

Under Eve, T&T had a respectable showing at the Gold Cup which included a 0-0 draw against Concacaf powerhouse Mexico.

Eve, who is also the national Under-20 coach, is starting to scout players for future tournaments.

Eve said because no football has been played for 18 months, he is contacting managers and coaches of top youth clubs and schools to recommend players who will be an asset to the national Under-20 team.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on September 24, 2021, 05:02:19 PM
The protective services are well represented in this squad.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 24, 2021, 09:58:48 PM
The protective services are well represented in this squad.

Narrow lead on Unattached and Miscellaneous.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 26, 2021, 06:34:06 AM
I would describe the recall of Primus as generous.
Title: Eve: TTFA looking at best person to improve the team
Post by: Tallman on October 05, 2021, 08:04:26 AM
Eve: TTFA looking at best person to improve the team
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


ANGUS EVE, Trinidad and Tobago men’s football coach, says the TT Football Association (TTFA) is “looking at the best person to improve the team”, as he explained the recent decision to remove Hutson Charles from the technical staff.

Recent reports indicated that Charles, the former Strike Squad defensive midfielder, was axed from the technical staff as Eve sought a coach who had experience in data analysis.

In a telephone interview on Monday, Eve said, “The TTFA hired me (in mid-June) and one of my conditions is that I would hire my own staff. The people that have been hired have been hired by me.”

The technical staff at the time comprised Eve and Reynold Carrington (assistant coaches), Clayton Ince (goalkeeper coach), Adaryll John (strength and conditioning coach), Saron Joseph (massage therapist), Roger Ryan (physiotherapist), Richard Piper (manager) and Michael Williams (equipment manager).

Eve, the former Naparima College and Club Sando coach continued, “We were at the Gold Cup (in July) and we had a good run, but there are elements of the staff that needed to improve. I needed a coach who can do the analysis stuff and, to have a balance of coaches on the staff, and also the financial issue of the FA, which was well-documented, we can only have a certain amount of staff members.

“In this case, because Reynold Carrington was the first-choice assistant coach, I felt (he had to stay), and when I spoke to Hutson, he understood where we were coming from and the direction where we were heading. It doesn’t mean that, once finances improve, he (wouldn’t be) a part of whatever plans that I have.”

Eve said that Charles’ replacement has not been hired as yet.

“That person has not been hired because he comes with additional skills and his price may be different from the others,” said the ex-national captain and midfielder. “At this point in time, the TTFA does not have the funding to do so. Because we have no immediate engagement, we’re still researching and trying to interview people for the position.”

Asked if the coach would be a T&T national or a foreigner, Eve responded, “We’re looking at the best person to improve the team. I have always been very consistent. I’ve said it doesn’t matter if the person is local or foreign, once we get the person to fit the requirements of the job.”

He added, “I (wore) number eight because I am a big fan of Hutson Charles. It’s totally a professional decision in improving the team.”

Eve confirmed that the team would not be utilising the forthcoming FIFA window for a friendly international.

“Based on the fact that there (is) a lack of opportunities for us (with) finances and other stuff. The one in October is now off.

What about the November window, is he hopeful of any international friendly? Eve replied, “Yes.”
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 03, 2021, 08:15:13 AM
Eve to assess local players, plans for U-20s.
By Rachael Thompson-King (T&T Guardian).


...


Eve wants to give T&T footballers chance to prove worth.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Eve, who is also the national Under-20 coach, is starting to scout players for future tournaments.

Eve said because no football has been played for 18 months, he is contacting managers and coaches of top youth clubs and schools to recommend players who will be an asset to the national Under-20 team.



Are the U-20s going to Santo Domingo or not?
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 03, 2021, 10:24:41 AM
Eve to assess local players, plans for U-20s.
By Rachael Thompson-King (T&T Guardian).


...


Eve wants to give T&T footballers chance to prove worth.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Eve, who is also the national Under-20 coach, is starting to scout players for future tournaments.

Eve said because no football has been played for 18 months, he is contacting managers and coaches of top youth clubs and schools to recommend players who will be an asset to the national Under-20 team.



Are the U-20s going to Santo Domingo or not?

Forgot about the pass to the following round.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on November 04, 2021, 02:49:26 PM
I guess no friendlies .... no friendlies no pro league  no nothing ...... in jamaica the plan to get to school football going
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on December 01, 2021, 10:22:27 AM
Is the national team holding sessions ?
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Sam on December 01, 2021, 01:30:19 PM
Is the national team holding sessions ?

Yes, in de toilet.

They playing Club Sando for this transfer window.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 31, 2021, 08:10:16 AM
REVIEW: Eve, Jones restore hope in T&T football in 2021.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


T&T’s struggles in football continued in 2021 in a similar fashion as it did the year before, both on and off the field.

Coach Terry Fenwick was appointed in December 2019 on a two-year contract that commenced on 1 January 2020 by the William Wallace-led administration, finally got down to business in the World Cup Qualifiers, but the battle with the COVID-19 pandemic also affected the team’s preparation, as it prevented the free movement of international players to and from training, prevented the scouting of new players from taking place and it drove a wedge into the action at the top-flights T&T Pro League and Super League with no on-field action.

His first test came at an international friendly match with the USA at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando, USA on January 31, where Fenwick’s team, dominated by players from the rungs of the lower Leagues in the USA, was hammered 7-0. Fenwick’s selection and decision to take the match became topics of contention among local coaches but it did not provide any ease at the World Cup Qualifiers that followed in March.

With the T&T government failing to provide the facilities of a secure bubble for the opening match between T&T and Guyana which was expected to be a home match for T&T, the Normalisation Committee led by Robert Hadad, the chairman had to settle for the Dominican Republic as the venue for the team’s first game and it paid off with Fenwick’s men whipping Guyana 3-0.

However, misfortunes followed the team in the other matches, as the Soca Warriors drew with Puerto Rico 1-1, tied goalless with the Bahamas before sealing a 2-0 win over St Kitts & Nevis for a total of eight points, needing to have at least nine to advance from Group F.

It meant that St Kitts & Nevis had advanced to the next round of the qualifiers as T&T was booted out.

Hadad and his committee of Judy Daniel, Nicholas Gomez and Nigel Romano responded by sacking Fenwick on June 11, and severing the deals of his assistants Derek King and Kelvin Jack soon after and hired Angus Eve three days later on a performance-based contract ahead of the Gold Cup Qualifiers with Montserrat and French Guiana on July 2 and 6 respectively.

Eve, a former national midfielder and standout performer, opting for a new-look team, whipped Montserrat 6-1 and blanked French Guiana 8-7 in a penalty shoot-out which followed a 1-1 tied in regulation time, thereby assuring T&T qualification to the Group Phase of the Concacaf Gold Cup in the USA.

More success followed Eve, a former InterCol winning coach, thereafter with a goalless tie with Concacaf giants Mexico in Group A at the AT&T Stadium, before a 0-2 loss to El Salvador spoiled T&T’s plan of emerging from the group. The Warriors completed the group by drawing with Guatemala 1-1 in Frisco, Texas, USA.

With two points from three games and a display of football that was reminiscent of the football that the T&T team was capable of playing, Eve had earned himself the full-time coaching job when the TTFA appointed him on September 2 as T&T’s senior men and Under-20 national team coach.

The same could not be said for the country’s women’s team, which was thought to have had a steady coach in Welshman James Thomas since his appointment on April 29, amid speculation that former national women’s coach Richard Hood was the front-runner the position.

Thomas and his assistant Charlie Mitchell prepared the team until Thomas agreed to pick up another job in the UK and quit the T&T national programme in September, roughly a month before the team was scheduled to begin World Cup qualifiers in November.

That development again began speculation of a local coach assuming the top women’s coaching job but instead, the normalisation committee opted for American Constantine Konstin, a futsal coach who had never before coached officially at 11-a-side football.

As faith would have it, Konstin’s stay lasted just two appearances at the training sessions which forced the Normalisation Committee to engage the services of former senior men’s captain Kenwyne Jones, who had no head coaching experience to lead the team. He was the team’s third coach in six months. The unofficial report that reached Guardian Media Sports is that Konstin was replaced due to an apparent disagreement by some players and staff members to have the American as their coach because of his lack of experience of coach 11-a-side football.

In the meantime, Concacaf sought to push back the women’s qualifiers to February 2022 and Jones who had brought a level of calm to the women’s programme and the unit, produced two satisfactory displays in as many international friendly matches against Panama for a team that hadn’t played together for two years.

The T&T women, led by captain Karyn Forbes drew with the Panamanians 0-0 and 1-1 both at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva in October. Jones, given an interim coaching job until November 30 this year, lobbied for the full-time coaching position saying he believed the women had what it takes to qualify for the World Cup.

This ask was answered by the normalisation committee on the eve of the second of two friendlies in Santo Domingo on November 30,

NC via a media release that said: “The appointment was “based on the achievement of KPIs (key performance indices) and a successful performance appraisal. Jones created a “positive atmosphere” within the team and improved the “dynamic between the players and the technical staff.”

Three days before the appointment Jones’ charges were defeated 2-1 by the Dominican Republic courtesy of an injury-time goal. And in the second match, the T&T women held their counterparts to a 1-1 tie.

Insolvency and a debt of an estimated TT$98.5M.

Meanwhile, off the playing field, things were not so good either. The membership of the T&T Football Association clamoured for the removal of the Hadad-led committee, sighting its inability to achieve the mandate laid out by FIFA in March 2020.

In May, a letter penned by the membership accused the Normalisation Committee of gross mismanagement saying they disapproved of the way the sport was being managed, such as the non-payment of salaries to the staff, players and coaches of the senior national men’s team which is well into the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup 2022; no audited and compliance committee, no annual general meetings (AGM), no audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020; increasing debt and poor financial management, and the mismanagement of the World Cup match against Guyana that was played in the Dominican Republic.

The mandate of the normalisation committee has been: to run the TTFA’S daily affairs; to establish a debt repayment plan that is implementable by the TTFA; to organise and to conduct elections of a new TTFA Executive Committee for a four-year mandate.

However, Hadad told the media on May 1 that the official T&TFA debt was $98.5 million and revealed that Ernest and Young (EY) would help with a debt-eradication programme. It also set September 26 for the first AGM of the NC since its appointment.

But tempers flared as matters remained unresolved after the meeting, including the approval of Audited Financials for 2019, the expulsion of the Coaches Association which was to be replaced by the Unified Coaches of T&T, and why the value of the land housing the Home of Football and valued at $42 million, was not included in the association’s financial statement.

This was later settled at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on October 10 at which the audited accounts were approved to facilitate grant payment by the FIFA. But there was still no way of reducing or clearing the debt that burdened the TTFA and football in general in T&T for over a decade.

Hadad in an interview told Guardian Media Sports said the dissolution of the TTFA was an option but they were not considering it at the time. Since however, the local football administrator has been liaising with the government for help to liquidate the debt.

However, on Christmas ever, the TTFA issued a News release to the media in which FIFA in a letter dated December 21, had granted the normalisation committee a one-year extension on its term to March 31, 2023.

The term of the Normalisation Committee was set to end on March 26, 2022, but a release from FIFA said owing to an array of legal drawbacks stemming from the TTFA board of directors disagreement with the committee’s appointment in 2020, partnered with pandemic challenges, FIFA opted to extend the committee’s reign for an additional year to assist them in achieving their core objectives.

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on March 20, 2022, 01:17:26 PM
Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados to feature in Courts Caribbean Classic.
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday).


INTERNATIONAL men’s football makes a welcome return to Trinidad and Tobago on Friday as the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo gears up to host the opening match of the Courts Caribbean Classic.

The tri-nation tournament features hosts T&T and regional rivals Guyana and Barbados. All three men’s teams have present and past T&T coaches at the helm – Angus Eve (T&T), Jamaal Shabazz (Guyana) and Russell Latapy (Barbados) respectively.

Eve’s men will play their first international friendly at home in just over two years, owing to the pandemic, against Barbados on Friday and then on Guyana on March 29.

Barbados and Guyana will face each other on March 27. All matches will kick off at 7 pm and will be accessible to fully vaccinated patrons only. The TT Football Association (TTFA) will announce ticketing details this week.

T&T’s last international friendly at home was played on November 11, 2019, which was a 15-0 win over Anguilla at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

The T&T team’s previous encounter at the Hasely Crawford Stadium was a 2-0 defeat to Honduras in Concacaf Nations League qualifying on October 10, 2019.

In March 2021, T&T defeated Guyana 3-0 in a World Cup qualifier in San Cristobal. Prior to that, they beat Barbados previously 2-0 in a friendly at the Ato Boldon Stadium on March 10, 2017.

Eve welcomed a restart to hosting international games on local soil.

“This is a perfect opportunity for us. This will be the first time I will actually have the majority of the team that I want to have and play the style of football that I actually want to play with them," he said, in a TTFA media release.

“Unfortunately we still could not get a couple guys because they had club commitments and we rather sacrifice them now and have them for the Nations League. I think we have gotten the core of the team that we want to work with and will try to express ourselves going forward in these two friendlies,” he said.

Eve continued, “These are three past T&T coaches at the helm. I played with Russell all my life. I worked with Jamaal Shabazz, I played under him and these are two guys who I respect a lot and are doing great things with their teams in the Caribbean.

“They want to win the games just as we do. They are looking to develop their programmes just as we do. Both teams have a cadre of English-based players. No longer can you just look at the name of the team that you are playing but you also have to look at the caliber of players in the squad. It will not be an easy game for us and that’s what we want.

“We want to re-establish ourselves in the Caribbean and by extension in Concacaf. Also playing at home is massive for us. We would love to actually see the people in the stands and see the team play live.”

The T&T coach added that a lot of fans do not know the men's team too well and sees this tournament as an opportunity for them to see the team and the work they’ve been doing.

Eve also thanked sponsors Courts, the T&T government and the various stakeholders who came together to make this series possible.

Watch Eve on upcoming International Friendlies vs Barbados and Guyana (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS-5Z69dWWI)
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Flex on May 12, 2022, 07:49:21 PM
Eve: Schedule very tight but we want to be in League ‘A’
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


AEK Athens midfielder Levi Garcia, right, and defender Jesse Williams engage in a sprint during a training session for the T&T national team at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva on Tuesday. Looking on behind are Keston Julien of Moldovan Club Sheriff Tiraspol and Radanfa Abu Baker among several others.

“Very tight”, is how national football coach Angus Eve described the schedule of matches for the Concacaf Nations League starting on June 3.

T&T is drawn in Group C of League B which also comprises Nicaragua, the Bahamas and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The winner of the group will advance to League ‘A’ where the benefits will be much greater Eve said.

Concacaf on Tuesday announced the group stage schedule that will see the Soca Warriors playing three matches in 10 days. They will open against Nicaragua on June 3 away, before returning home at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo for their second match on June 6 against the Bahamas.

Then, the “Soca Warriors” will face St Vincent and the Grenadines away in game three on June 10. Eve’s men will begin training near the end of the month as players are engaged with their respective teams, locally and internationally.

Eve, who led the T&T team to the Concacaf Gold Cup’s group phase where they lost to El Salvador but drew with Mexico and Guatemala in 2019 said: “It is a little bit tight, the schedule, everything has to be precise in what you’re doing because usually, you will have a little bit more time. It’s only a ten-day window and you have three matches in that window so we may have to have about 30 players that we will have to look at and try to use in the period of time, hence why we have been expanding the pool of players, not just the locally-based ones but also the foreign-based guys.

“So we believe that all of the guys are in season, the locally-based guys, all of them playing football, so we think we’re in a better position than we were in before. Unfortunately, the window starts on May 30 and our first game is on the 3rd away. It’s tight because we have guys playing up until May 29.”

Eve promised to take each game one step at a time, starting from the Nicaragua match.

“Each game we’re going to try to win, each game that we play, because of the importance of the tournament where the winner of the group goes into League A.

“We’re in League ‘B’ right now but we want to be in League ‘A’, so it’s of paramount importance for us to be promoted back up to League A because that brings a lot of different benefits to us from that standpoint.

“From the Nicaragua standpoint, their players are homegrown, so they would be training a lot together. We do not have that luxury of having all our players in the same space.

“Similarly, we went over there with Tom Saintfiet and lost 2-1 on an astroturf pitch. Before that, it would have been Stephen Hart if my memory serves me right, and they drew 2-2 with us, so it’s not an easy proposition, but you have to play each game.”

Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on June 28, 2022, 04:57:35 AM
“I am not one who makes excuses”; Wired868 marks Eve’s overview of T&T’s Concacaf U-20 campaign
Lasana Liburd

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-20 Team head coach Angus Eve suggested that “a lack of belief” and poor use of the football during the first 45 minutes of their Concacaf Under-20 Championship Round of 16 contest with Costa Rica was a significant factor in their 4-0 loss yesterday at the Estadio Yankel Rosenthal in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

https://wired868.com/2022/06/26/i-am-not-one-who-makes-excuses-wired868-marks-eves-overview-of-tts-concacaf-u-20-campaign/
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: Deeks on June 28, 2022, 06:48:48 AM
“I am not one who makes excuses”; Wired868 marks Eve’s overview of T&T’s Concacaf U-20 campaign
Lasana Liburd

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-20 Team head coach Angus Eve suggested that “a lack of belief” and poor use of the football during the first 45 minutes of their Concacaf Under-20 Championship Round of 16 contest with Costa Rica was a significant factor in their 4-0 loss yesterday at the Estadio Yankel Rosenthal in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

https://wired868.com/2022/06/26/i-am-not-one-who-makes-excuses-wired868-marks-eves-overview-of-tts-concacaf-u-20-campaign/

Angus is not ready for this dual role. Is either the senior or the juniors. Bring in somebody to coach the juniors. Let him stay with the seniors.
Title: Re: Angus Eve Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on June 28, 2022, 04:05:35 PM
“I am not one who makes excuses”; Wired868 marks Eve’s overview of T&T’s Concacaf U-20 campaign
Lasana Liburd

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-20 Team head coach Angus Eve suggested that “a lack of belief” and poor use of the football during the first 45 minutes of their Concacaf Under-20 Championship Round of 16 contest with Costa Rica was a significant factor in their 4-0 loss yesterday at the Estadio Yankel Rosenthal in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

https://wired868.com/2022/06/26/i-am-not-one-who-makes-excuses-wired868-marks-eves-overview-of-tts-concacaf-u-20-campaign/

Angus is not ready for this dual role. Is either the senior or the juniors. Bring in somebody to coach the juniors. Let him stay with the seniors.

People are harping on the dual role, but in my view the issue is more fundamental and the sole relevance of the dual role critique is that he has TWO venues - rather than one venue - in which to replicate his errors.

I think there is enough evidence that the deficiency  isn't primarily a question of AE not having enough time with the U-20s.

If he had 10 matches in Honduras, he would likely have replicated his errors 10 times. Moreover, I am fairly comfortable in asserting that the Costa Rican or Haitian or Surinamese or Mexican coaches, if in charge of our squad, would have extracted more against both their own players and the other opponents, than AE did with his own team.

Conversely, I doubt he would have extracted the same performance ratios from any of the other squads had he been their tactical leader.

That is where the rubber meets the road.