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Title: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tallman on July 25, 2012, 06:11:13 AM
Sancho launches Central FC
Central FC Media

 
Brent Sancho today announced the formation of a new football club, Central F.C., which will be applying to join the T&T Pro League for the 2012/13 season.

“We’ve been working on this for several months now and we now believe that we can satisfy the Pro League’s requirements to compete in this season’s competition” said Sancho.

The new club will be based in the Central region and hope to spread their presence across the area.

“Our offices will be in California and we are now finalising our plans to secure training facilities, which we hope will be in Chaguanas, as well as Point Lisas. We will play our home games at Ato Boldon stadium, but we are also hoping to play a few games at community fields in Central.” said Sancho, who will be the club’s Managing Director.

“The last few months have been stressful, but we’re now at the exciting stage” said Operations Director, Kevin Harrison, who worked at North East Stars with Sancho for two years. “This is much harder than the relaunch of North East Stars. At North East, Daryl Mahabir already had a strong foundation in place, with a good reputation and the club had an 8 year history. With Central F.C., we’re starting from scratch.”

Sancho, a former 2006 World Cup defender said “When we had finally secured the required funding there was a moment of jubilation, then we looked at each other and realized that we had no players, no staff, no uniforms and no equipment. We thought we had accomplished the hardest part, but we soon realized that we hadn’t”

“It was important to us that the name of the club reflected the area that we will represent” said Harrison, “So Central F.C. was the obvious choice. The shark logo was selected to represent the areas’ links to the sea, as well as the Trini delicacy, bake ‘n’ shark.”

“We will be officially applying for Pro League membership this week” said Sancho “We have already had interest from several local players and some from overseas and we will be inviting players for pre season training in the next few days. But, of course, we would welcome any other players who would be interested.”

Sancho said he has already selected a coach, but would not be revealing his identity until contracts were finalised. “We spent nearly four hours discussing coaching philosophy and our vision for the club and I believe he has the ability to achieve our ambitions.” Sancho said that although the club wants to win trophies, the focus must be on building a strong foundation and implementing a management and football style that will become the driving force of the club. “We want to emulate the days of the Liverpool F.C. boot room, where not only great footballers were developed, but also great coaches.”

Sancho said that the club’s Assistant Coach will be Kevin Jeffrey. “Jeffers fully understands our vision and is developing into a very promising coach. He has a great rapport with players and his passion for the game is infectious. We fully believe that working alongside the Head Coach, Jeffers will benefit immensely.”   

Harrison said “Although we are confident that we have secured sufficient funding to satisfy the Pro League’s requirements, we are still approaching companies for sponsorship. We are planning an academy and, of course, we will be engaging in many community projects, with the first major event being Treat Her Like a Lady, which will raise funds for a woman’s charity. We will also be looking to partner with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and the Ministry of National Security on an anti crime project entitled Shoot Goals, Not Guns”

“We have been fortunate to witness first hand the fantastic work carried out by English football clubs working in the Kickz project, which has been proved to reduce crime by up to 39% in some areas. Kevin has many close links to people working in this project and we will be utilizing their experiences to help reduce crime in the Central region. We believe Shoot Goals Not Guns will really help to break down barriers between young people and the police”

“These are the kind of projects where we need local businesses to come on board, even if they don’t want to support football, but to make a change in their communities” added Harrison.

Sancho said the club will be holding a formal press conference once membership of the ProLeague has been confirmed. Anyone wishing to contact the club can do so by sending an email to kh.centralfc@gmail.com

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Tallman on July 25, 2012, 08:06:16 AM
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Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Sando on July 25, 2012, 08:25:50 AM
Impressive !!!!!!!

I hope Skeene complies.

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Dinner Mints on July 25, 2012, 08:43:33 AM
Nice logo!

(Except for de oil rig ting. Dat outta place.)
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: elan on July 25, 2012, 09:35:15 AM
Nice logo!

(Except for de oil rig ting. Dat outta place.)

No it's not, totally in place.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: D.H.W on July 25, 2012, 09:38:43 AM
Great logo
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on July 25, 2012, 09:39:17 AM
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The shark logo was selected to represent the areas’ links to the sea, as well as the Trini delicacy, bake ‘n’ shark.”

This is quite a stretch... say nothing of the fact that the shark have ah carite tailfin lol
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Dinner Mints on July 25, 2012, 09:44:27 AM
Nice logo!

(Except for de oil rig ting. Dat outta place.)

No it's not, totally in place.
It really isn't.
You can't use simple, stylized illustration then throw in a random detailed photographic element and expect it to mesh. Not to mention de placement of it is awkward.
I suspect the designer did his thing and somebody insist he throw in something bout 'industry', so he say hold that.
I do this for a living. I know from whence I speak.
The rest of it is very good, though. Not trying to bring it down at all. One of the better PFL (maybe) logos out there.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Jack Horner on July 25, 2012, 09:50:06 AM
Now I know where the money from the VF Ladies Football Club sponsor went.

I must compliment Mr Sancho for this, finally a very good move, I hope he gets accpeted into the T&T league.

Let him know Mr Kevin, if he needs a string pull to get into the league fell free to contact Jack or Sam Phillips at Joe Public.

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 25, 2012, 09:57:49 AM
Now I know where the money from the VF Ladies Football Club sponsor went.

I must complment Mr Sancho for this, finally a very god move, I hpe he gets accpeted into the T&T league.

let him know Mr Kevin, if h needs a string pull to get into the league fell free to contact Jack or Sam Phillips.



Damn, nothing gets past you, does it? I'm guessing that without that TT$48,000, Sancho would never have got the $400,000 entry fee or the $2 million annual budget. God bless America. And you're right about it being a "god move", coz you're mate Jack should know, that God don't sleep, ent?
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 25, 2012, 10:02:39 AM
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The shark logo was selected to represent the areas’ links to the sea, as well as the Trini delicacy, bake ‘n’ shark.”

This is quite a stretch... say nothing of the fact that the shark have ah carite tailfin lol

True, but there's not a lot of cultural symbols from Central. Sugar cane isn't very visual and the oil rigs have been used before. The industry image will only be used on the official logo, while the shark will be isolated and used on marketing/promotional items. We looked at several different designs, but this one was the more popular. However, we will be tweaking it, and the tailfin will be a definate change!  :beermug:
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: vb on July 25, 2012, 10:18:43 AM
A breath of fresh air.

Hope they don't end up like South End.

Good luck Brent.

VB
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: dinho on July 25, 2012, 10:24:06 AM
Congrats to FS and Sancho, hope the venture is successful...

Boss logo, but i also agree allyuh could leave out the outta timing oil rig.

Or if yuh really need it, it could be a big watermark or background image behind the main logo. jmo
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Trinimassive on July 25, 2012, 10:36:50 AM


Good move no doubt. 

It's in the early stages so Fan input is important and I expect some tweaking to take place.

One team gone, Another team surfaces.....PFL lives on

All the best :beermug:











Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on July 25, 2012, 11:14:16 AM

True, but there's not a lot of cultural symbols from Central. Sugar cane isn't very visual and the oil rigs have been used before. The industry image will only be used on the official logo, while the shark will be isolated and used on marketing/promotional items. We looked at several different designs, but this one was the more popular. However, we will be tweaking it, and the tailfin will be a definate change!  :beermug:

Ok cool... also agree with Dinner Mint's I observations about the clashing of the images and the placement of the rig. I like the idea of including something oil related but acknowledge the challenges in coming up with a logo. Also allyuh coulda  all de team de "Oilers" too.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 25, 2012, 11:45:05 AM

True, but there's not a lot of cultural symbols from Central. Sugar cane isn't very visual and the oil rigs have been used before. The industry image will only be used on the official logo, while the shark will be isolated and used on marketing/promotional items. We looked at several different designs, but this one was the more popular. However, we will be tweaking it, and the tailfin will be a definate change!  :beermug:

Ok cool... also agree with Fari's I observations about the clashing of the images and the placement of the rig. I like the idea of including something oil related but acknowledge the challenges in coming up with a logo. Also allyuh coulda  all de team de "Oilers" too.

LOL, I liked the Oilers, but we felt Sharks was more fearsome!
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: warmonga on July 25, 2012, 11:49:32 AM
I have a new team to support now .

war
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 25, 2012, 11:51:14 AM
I have a new team to support now .

war
:beermug:  Our first Shark lol
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: SHOTTA on July 25, 2012, 12:03:43 PM
congrats on the launch i look fwd to seeing u guys come up against cali this season
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on July 25, 2012, 12:06:39 PM
This is indeed a surprise to me. Good going. FS, are you part of this organization? If so, congrats and good luck. I do hope you all get full support from the central community. If I had known allyuh was going form a new team and wanted a name and logo, allyuh shouda pm meh!. I had ah name. Central Canecutters, with 2 cutlasses in ah X formation. Under the logo I would put "fear the pooyah". All the best fellahs. Ah still vex TTec and Jabloteh gone thru, though.

Bakes, I was thinking you had ah hand in this, but you acute detail in distinguishing between a shark tail and a carite tail made me think otherwise. But expect some pongin, if you namesake have rubber teeth or play like guppies.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 25, 2012, 12:06:50 PM
congrats on the launch i look fwd to seeing u guys come up against cali this season
   :nailbiting: :praying: :thinking: :challenge: :duel: :wavetowel: :beermug:
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Trinimassive on July 25, 2012, 12:33:46 PM
Coach selected already..Good!

So we know Coops leave the US, fly down dey, set up shop, talking to football people, FS and Coops have a "good" rapport

What ah getting at......

Is Coops the New Coach?  ;D

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 25, 2012, 12:36:22 PM
Coach selected already..Good!

So we know Coops leave the US, fly down dey, set up shop, talking to football people, FS and Coops have a "good" rapport

What ah getting at......

Is Coops the New Coach?  ;D



I can confirm that Coops isn't the new coach! However, there will be opportunities a little later in the youth development area, and if Coops is interested, I'm sure Sancho will be interested in discussing some options with him.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: KND2 on July 25, 2012, 12:44:02 PM
trinidad too top down instead of bottoms up.

If you want to develop football put your money in Youth football.

of course there is no glory in it but the dividends will come in years.

A next pro league in a dead league why start with the end product

Start with the central FC u10 academy and then in 10 years join the pro league.

We too quick to reach the top, somebody has to lay the ground work, why not ex nationals who know the game and have international experience on how things are done correctly.

But focus 100% resources on the youth!

everybody putting the limited money into football at the Pro league level, by then it too late.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 25, 2012, 01:17:21 PM
trinidad too top down instead of bottoms up.

If you want to develop football put your money in Youth football.

of course there is no glory in it but the dividends will come in years.

A next pro league in a dead league why start with the end product

Start with the central FC u10 academy and then in 10 years join the pro league.

We too quick to reach the top, somebody has to lay the ground work, why not ex nationals who know the game and have international experience on how things are done correctly.

But focus 100% resources on the youth!

everybody putting the limited money into football at the Pro league level, by then it too late.

Good question. Unfortunately, sponsors will not put money into youth football, as is the case in every other country. (Ok, some do, but it's comparativly tiny compared to the senior team funding) The glamour is in the professionals. We can get water, even uniforms, but who pays the wages?

By starting with a professional club, we can build profile, develop a fan base and use the coaches and players to help develop youngsters. As an example, North East would not invest in Angus Eve just to run an academy, but I have no doubt that Angus will spend a lot of time coaching youngsters when he's not coaching the first team.

Both Sancho and Jeffrey are ex national players.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: KND2 on July 25, 2012, 02:23:26 PM
but there is no glamour in our Pro league , stands empty for days........
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on July 25, 2012, 04:42:45 PM

Bakes, I was thinking you had ah hand in this, but you acute detail in distinguishing between a shark tail and a carite tail made me think otherwise. But expect some pongin, if you namesake have rubber teeth or play like guppies.

I was about to start organizing ah boycott on behalf of 'bakes' everywhere... only shark getting props and we supposed to be in this ting together, lol
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 25, 2012, 04:50:53 PM

Bakes, I was thinking you had ah hand in this, but you acute detail in distinguishing between a shark tail and a carite tail made me think otherwise. But expect some pongin, if you namesake have rubber teeth or play like guppies.

I was about to start organizing ah boycott on behalf of 'bakes' everywhere... only shark getting props and we supposed to be in this ting together, lol

 :rotfl: 
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Brownsugar on July 25, 2012, 05:37:03 PM
Now I know where the money from the VF Ladies Football Club sponsor went.

Ah trying hard to ignore yuh dese day eh....but ah cyar pass this up.  By chance, yuh know where the millions from 2005 - 2006 gone??  When yuh buss dat mark den we goh take yuh seriously..... ::) ::)
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 25, 2012, 10:03:45 PM
In case anyone here is interested or may know someone who is ......



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Newly formed professional football club is seeking an energetic, commit ed person for the role of club secretary/marketing assistant.

The position will involve general secretarial work, managing the club website, facebook and twitter accounts and assisting with marketing, promotions and community projects.

The applicant should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and an understanding of social networking sites and website management..

They should be a team player, yet able to work on their own volition, and have a polite and positive attitude. Working hours will be variable.

Please email a c.v. to kh.centralfc@gmail.com
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: weary1969 on July 26, 2012, 08:10:32 AM
CONGRATS and all yuh in my neck of d woods.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on July 26, 2012, 09:31:34 AM
In case anyone here is interested or may know someone who is ......



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Newly formed professional football club is seeking an energetic, commit ed person for the role of club secretary/marketing assistant.

The position will involve general secretarial work, managing the club website, facebook and twitter accounts and assisting with marketing, promotions and community projects.

The applicant should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and an understanding of social networking sites and website management..

They should be a team player, yet able to work on their own volition, and have a polite and positive attitude. Working hours will be variable.

Please email a c.v. to kh.centralfc@gmail.com


What... big secretary work.  Too bad West Coast not arung anymore.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on July 26, 2012, 12:13:52 PM
...Not one comment on this development addresses the fact that in a "professional" league someone could just announce a new team days prior to the new season beginning and have every chance of being accepted. If the TTFF ran the Super League like that every soca warriors online member would condemn them for running slip-shod operation. TTFF again!
How could the TT Pro League be taken seriously when the only requirement for entry is cash in hand. Nothing about established organization and structure. No need to demonstrate footballing merit or to qualify. Indeed, you ain't even bound to have staff and players yet. BUT, this new team will be welcomed with open arms by a "professional" league that is desperate for the oxygen of fresh cash and new members. We say it all the time but ONLY in sweet TNT. This could never happen in MLS, Central America or anywhere they take football seriously...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: royal on July 26, 2012, 12:26:00 PM
...Not one comment on this development addresses the fact that in a "professional" league someone could just announce a new team days prior to the new season beginning and have every chance of being accepted. If the TTFF ran the Super League like that every soca warriors online member would condemn them for running slip-shod operation. TTFF again!
How could the TT Pro League be taken seriously when the only requirement for entry is cash in hand. Nothing about established organization and structure. No need to demonstrate footballing merit or to qualify. Indeed, you ain't even bound to have staff and players yet. BUT, this new team will be welcomed with open arms by a "professional" league that is desperate for the oxygen of fresh cash. We say it all the time but ONLY in sweet TNT. This could never happen in MLS, Central America or anywhere they take football seriously...


I not even going to comment on this AGAIN.When yuh listen to Skeene and de other clubs in their press conferences,they all talk about marketing.I have ONE question before we reach de timing of a new club entering and de marketing dat the league and its teams talk about.This league SUPPOSE to start in August,are the schedules out yet? 
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Tallman on July 26, 2012, 12:54:48 PM
This league SUPPOSE to start in August,are the schedules out yet? 

Cool yuhself. What is de rush? It have plenty time still.  ;)
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 26, 2012, 09:50:00 PM
...Not one comment on this development addresses the fact that in a "professional" league someone could just announce a new team days prior to the new season beginning and have every chance of being accepted. If the TTFF ran the Super League like that every soca warriors online member would condemn them for running slip-shod operation. TTFF again!
How could the TT Pro League be taken seriously when the only requirement for entry is cash in hand. Nothing about established organization and structure. No need to demonstrate footballing merit or to qualify. Indeed, you ain't even bound to have staff and players yet. BUT, this new team will be welcomed with open arms by a "professional" league that is desperate for the oxygen of fresh cash and new members. We say it all the time but ONLY in sweet TNT. This could never happen in MLS, Central America or anywhere they take football seriously...

You have some very good points, Mr President!

However, I will say in defence of Central F.C. that this is the current system, be it right or wrong, and this is what we have to work with.

To be fair, there are many more criteria than just cash, but cash is the hardest to obtain! Hence the reason why it's taken this long to apply for membership. You can't just send a text saying "Yo Dexter, we got de cheese", there has to be proof, guarantees, budgets, marketing plans, youth development plans etc.

Now, I'm damn sure that most of the Pro League clubs didn't have to do this, but they are the owners of the league, and quite rightly, they want to improve the fabric of professional football. This should actually meet every football fans approval. They want to ensure that a team finishes the season, that players will get paid and that the club buys into the concept of promoting the league and integrating with their community.

Again, you can argue that this is not being done well, but you can only improve something by raising the standards.

And yes, in countries with established league systems, this couldn't happen, although the morphing of Wimbledon F.C. into M.K.Dons was pretty close. But we have a developing league that not only needs numbers, but also fresh ideas and energy. I believe that most people will see what was achieved at North East Stars and will agree that Central F.C. can go further. In fact, it's heartening to see how North East have continued with their marketing and community work.

As for demonstrating footballing merit, I admit there are clubs like Westside who may deserve Pro League football. But football, if it is to progress in T&T and the Caribbean as a whole, must first be a business. And the litmus test is to go out and convince corporate T&T to invest over $2 million in a sport that is not supported by the citizens. Then you can concentrate on the football. And the only real source of profit is youth development. 95% of professional football clubs sell to survive and we must do the same. The bi product of this is that the majority of your youth players will play for your club with your philosophy.

It is only natural that some football fans will be cynical. However, that cynicism can be part of the reason that T&T football is failing. Everyone complains about the ProLeague, but maybe this could be the start of a football revolution. And I don't mean that Central F.C. have all the answers, but they may just inspire other investors in football.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on July 27, 2012, 05:23:16 AM
...FS, with due respect, you make a very good theoretical argument that TTFF supporters could readily use - "Da is de system we have so leh we doh rock de boat. Jest go with the flow". 
No club should be accepted into any league days prior to kick-off because they have - A PLAN! Remember, the big noise about Queen's Park FC? We know how that went. Given what I have read in the press, Central FC has a coach and an assistant coach. Nada mas. And on that basis they wish to be, and probably will be, accepted into a "professional" league?
You have it all wrong my friend. What will convince any potential commercial partner to join forces with any club is not marketing plans and strategic plans. It's success on the field and a meaningful fan base. I am tired of hearing about the plans and plans and plans of the TTPL and its clubs. Remember KFC Memphis? They were among the very first local clubs to have a "big" sponsor. They didn't have a marketing plan, strategic plan, PR plan, or any kind of plan. They just won matches and Arima went with them.
But back to the central issue. The TTPL is on life support and cannot be taken seriously. The member clubs are not truly interested in a PROFESSIONAL approach. How many of them try to sell a ticket? How many of them are looking to develop a viable home venue? How many of them look to sell club merchandise? How many of them are looking to sell a player abroad for meaningful money?
The top just keeps spinning in the mud...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Flex on July 27, 2012, 06:22:51 AM
Marebella Flames had a problem getting into the pro league and they had all the requirements or at least that is what I was told by the Club owner, lets hope Central FC does not run into the same.

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 27, 2012, 08:01:05 AM
President, it's good to have a meaningful debate on this subject. However, it will always come down to opinion. A lot of what you say makes sense in other countries, but not necessarily here.

One of the founding concepts of Central F.C. is most certainly to "rock de boat".

Who was it that said (and I'm paraphrasing) "doing the same thing time after time and failing is the first sign of madness"

Some clubs are starting to change their ways and Corporate T&T is slowly looking at the ProLeague.

Look how much money DIRECTV have invested over the last 3 years. Smaller companies like Cher-Mere now like to support community events.

Last season Caledonia produced a match day programme. Caledonia replica shirts are on sale in Arima. W.Connection are offering an all inclusive match. Pro League introduced Cooler Fridays and double headers. North East distributed free match tickets and free entry for schoolkids. ProLeagues facebook page is innovative and very active. Wi Sports televises recorded matches all week.

Central F.C. will have match day lotteries.

Things are improving. Slowly, yes, but as ideas work at one club, others will be inspired.

All I can say in response to this statement "You have it all wrong my friend. What will convince any potential commercial partner to join forces with any club is not marketing plans and strategic plans." is that I have factual proof to the contrary.

DIRECTV invested over $500,000 per year before North East had a full team or even new uniforms. Toyota and Carib also came on board. And Central F.C. is further proof.

In my experience of T&T corporate investment in football is that initially, businessmen are staying clear of the ProLeague. One of the main reasons is lack of profile and therefore knowledge. They also want to see a return for their money, not in $ but in brand awareness. Most are not interested in local football from a business point of view.

Regarding home venues, as I have said before, unless you have access to several million dollars over and above your season budget, how do you propose to develop a home stadium? Even using a community field is impossible as the surface is not protected. I remember training on Arima Velodrome and spending over an hour with 3 of us picking up broken bottles etc from the field as there was a fete the day before.
A stadium, or even just a field, also needs a business plan, so that the funding can be repaid.

Finally, regarding the sale of overseas players. Without academy's this will always be a problem. Footballers in T&T are just not professional enough. First impressions always count, unless you have exceptional talent. Many T&T players walk and speak like gangstas, can't use a knife and fork, have very poor diets and suffer from reality checks when they realise that being a top school player in T&T means nothing overseas. I met a very good young guy and I couldn't understand a word he said. He had never had a conversation with a white man before and believed that everyone in England was rich. When I told him that 16 year old trainees in UK clean boots, he said he would never do that.

Academies are not just about football, they're about education, discipline and developing the individual and preparing them for professional life, either here or overseas. They should aim to produce a better citizen first, then a better footballer. One of the biggest failures of ALL T&T governments is the lack of investment in an academy. The Centre of Excellence is a perfect location and could have been leased by Ministry of Sport for this purpose. With millions of dollars missing or misspent after 2006, this, unfortunately, is the real 2006 legacy of TTFF, MSYA and the citizens. A massive wasted opportunity and a lost generation.

Central F.C. will attempt to build a football factory. People will criticise that as a money making machine, but the sale of players overseas pays for the development of those who stay in T&T. There will be better players for the national team and better players for the ProLeague, as well as some who will earn scholarships to USA. But again, first it is a business with a 5 year plan. And it will take 5 years to become sustainable.

With respect, this is not theoretical, it is based on facts and statistics. As long as the sponsors continue to see improvement, there will be success at some level. We can't guarantee trophies. No team can, not even Man U or Chelsea. We can't guarantee thousands of supporters. But we can project certain results based on statistical analysis. All of our projections are ultra conservative. None of them predict a CONCACAF championship or uncovering a Kenwyne Jones.

At this time, maybe to some it doesn't seem fair that we can buy our way into the ProLeague. My argument is that all of those "more deserving" teams out there can do exactly what we have. But they haven't because they do not know how, and will fail not on the field but in the boardroom. That cannot help them or T&T football.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: elan on July 27, 2012, 09:19:30 AM
FS I get what you saying brother. For people who live in reality such a situations can be understood. In these situation you have to work with what is, before you can change to what you want it to be.

The EPL did not start as it is today and had to(even up to recent times) make changes and adjustments as they go. A major problem with T&T society is the want to be at the same level of countries who are hundreds of years ahead of us. We have to start accepting who we are and then work from there.


Go strong FS
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Sam on July 27, 2012, 09:49:01 AM
We still have more than a month before de league kicks off and you say they need more time ?

I think that is enough time, yeh, it close, but its not that bad.

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: ZANDOLIE on July 27, 2012, 12:21:42 PM
best of luck luck with the venture! it would be nice to see some dust getting kicked up in the pro-league.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Big Magician on July 27, 2012, 04:28:25 PM
good luck...help some kids ( for now)
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: ragga on July 27, 2012, 05:14:30 PM
Nice move!
Big up to all involved in making it happen.
This can shape Central - Couva/California/Savonetta/Chagunas into the "Mecca" of Football in TnT (use to be deep south (Point F) in the past).
Ah looking for the the 1st "true academy" to launch from these parts.
Jah guidance !!
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 28, 2012, 01:49:44 PM
FS I get what you saying brother. For people who live in reality such a situations can be understood. In these situation you have to work with what is, before you can change to what you want it to be.

The EPL did not start as it is today and had to(even up to recent times) make changes and adjustments as they go. A major problem with T&T society is the want to be at the same level of countries who are hundreds of years ahead of us. We have to start accepting who we are and then work from there.


Go strong FS

Before you know where you want to arrive at, you have to know where you are now. We have stop kidding ourselves and look at what we have today.

There is no recognised structure for a talented 8 year old to follow. No pathway of progression. No support and development system.

As was noted by President, you can simply form a team and join the ProLeague. That can't be right. But that's what we have.

Central FC will not change T&T football. They will not be football's equivalent of the second coming. But they will attempt to make changes, small changes, that will move football forward.

Some old time soldier said something like "The scariest part of being in command is that you lead a full on charge at the enemy and look round to see nobody is following you."  It doesn't matter how good your ideas are, if the other clubs don't embrace change, football won't change.

Everyone is complaining about the state of our football. Central FC may not be to everyones taste and certainly some people will take offence to some of their ideas. But those same people want change and you can't expect some kind of Utopian revolution.

This country can sustain a 10 club professional league. Many SuperLeague clubs like Santa Rosa deserve to play professional football. Tobago most definitely should be represented.

The only thing stopping them is money. To get the money, you have to employ full time staff. You can't employ full time staff without money! So Catch 22.

The only way is to secure a sponsor with vision who understands that before players, uniforms, even footballs, a club needs professional management. Put it this way. If you invented a revolutionary new device, would your first employees be factory workers, janitors, delivery drivers, or would you want a financial whizz who can secure your venture funding?

The problem, as in every country, is that businessmen aren't prepared to invest. Companies want to give you product instead of money.
You think Carlsberg paid Liverpool in beer for shirt sponsorship. Did Continental just give UEFA tyres for sponsoring the Champions League?

If Shaq was a Trini, he probably would have asked for TT$25,000 to promote Hoops Of Life. We have to up our game. Not get greedy, but start selling something which provides value for a fair price. If you ask for crumbs, you get crumbs. Clubs have to stop talking to brand managers and start talking to the owners. Easier said than done. But these people are surprisingly receptive once you can meet them.

This, to me, is a key role of the Minister of Sport. Connect the clubs to the big fish. Once the clubs meet these people, it's up to them to offer something of value. The best will succeed, and the others will fail. But I bet we could all name 10 massive companies who don't support football. One per club, and football could develop ex potentially. Imagine if Bhagwansinghs sponsored Santa Rosa? If Prestige Holdings sponsored Westside? If Ansa McColl sponsored Tobago? If BPTT had sponsored South End?

But, we mustn't put Jabloteh/CLICO as an example. I don't know the level of investment by CLICO, but it certainly gave Jabloteh an edge. However, it all appears to have gone onto the field. There should have been a CLICO stadium in San Juan. A CLICO academy. And there should have been other substantial sponsors.

I apologise....I didn't mean to write this much!!
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: maxg on July 28, 2012, 07:36:18 PM
"Academies are not just about football, they're about education, discipline and developing the individual and preparing them for professional life, either here or overseas. They should aim to produce a better citizen first, then a better footballer. One of the biggest failures of ALL T&T governments is the lack of investment in an academy it's future"

I have ben saying this since we on here, but for I slight adjustment...Unfortunately some ppl think if you want yuh ppl to arrive at another higher level of development, then we need to build a rocket, and get the hell outta here...it almost like the tower of babel syndrome

for what's it's worth, I'm with you guys, don't like switching up all the time, thought I was with you with North East, anyway, informed is to be armed
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 28, 2012, 08:31:01 PM
"Academies are not just about football, they're about education, discipline and developing the individual and preparing them for professional life, either here or overseas. They should aim to produce a better citizen first, then a better footballer. One of the biggest failures of ALL T&T governments is the lack of investment in an academy it's future"

I have ben saying this since we on here, but for I slight adjustment...Unfortunately some ppl think if you want yuh ppl to arrive at another higher level of development, then we need to build a rocket, and get the hell outta here...it almost like the tower of babel syndrome

for what's it's worth, I'm with you guys, don't like switching up all the time, thought I was with you with North East, anyway, informed is to be armed

 :beermug:

We thought North East was with us!!
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: dreamer on July 28, 2012, 09:01:43 PM
Best of luck to Sancho, FS and crew. Brave, adventurous move by them that could really have a good impact. Good testing of the waters by responding to some of the criticisms here on the forum. This kind of hunger to succeed and try some fresh new management philosophy cannot be stopped especially in the wake of the legacy of damage done by Jackulito. There is hope.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: vb on July 31, 2012, 12:57:23 AM
Central FC to submit documents today.
By STEPHON NICHOLAS.


Central FC are expected to submit their final set of documents to officials of the Digicel Pro League today as they seek to join the league for the 2012/2012 season. Speaking with Newsday yesterday, Brent Sancho, Managing Director, Central FC, revealed that several high profile meetings were held yesterday and by today all things requested by the league should be handed over.

Sancho, a member of the historic Soca Warriors team that qualified for the World Cup in 2006, noted that he is very optimistic that “The Sharks” will get the nod. He is hoping, however, that Pro League officials treat their request with utmost urgency to give them enough time to prepare as the league is tentatively set to open on August 13.

The former national player believes that with just seven clubs comprising the league, it is a good sign for local football that a club wants to be a part of professional football.

“I feel we’ve met all the criteria and expect it (being granted approval) to be a bit of a formality. It would be a good boost to the league because with all the clubs that have been dropping out, it’s good that one wants to join,” he declared.

Meanwhile, the ex-TT defender said that the club has already held talks with a well-known foreign coach to take charge of the team.

“We’ve also ventured into getting a high profile coach. He’s a former Chelsea player and England international and knows a lot of good players that have fell off (the arena),” he continued.

Sancho noted as well that with the current economic climate, his club is placing great emphasis on what goes on off the pitch as well.

“Our aspirations on the pitch is not winning everything this year if we get in. We have a short term, medium term and long term plan. We will concentrate on the business aspect which would give us the impetus to go forward. The club must be financially viable as well,” he said.

The former Dundee player also delved into the plan the club has to strengthen their ties within the community. “We really want to get involved because what drew investors to us in the first place was our plan for the community.

We had some meeting with a particular school where we plan to house our training facility. We want this school to be part of our programme because both parties want to achieve the same thing in Chaguanas,” he continued.

Sancho noted that the Central area is rich with talent and is hoping they can feed “The Sharks” so they can be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on July 31, 2012, 03:54:17 PM
There's just something dissonant about a non-coastal team being named "the Sharks".  For Sancho and them sake they better hope the team don't end up being a fish out of water.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bally on July 31, 2012, 04:02:53 PM
Yah vex dey take yah name   ;)
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on July 31, 2012, 04:24:39 PM
Yah vex dey take yah name   ;)

I dun tell FS dat me and de rest ah 'bakes' de world over boycotting... we supposed tuh be in this thing together.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Coop's on July 31, 2012, 04:50:39 PM
Coach selected already..Good!

So we know Coops leave the US, fly down dey, set up shop, talking to football people, FS and Coops have a "good" rapport

What ah getting at......

Is Coops the New Coach?  ;D


       Updates on Coops.
         Yes Coops is home and still in the process of settleing down and getting myself organized,i eh even unpack yet.
        The word is getting around that i'm in the country and have made a few contacts with very interesting people,i've had a few invitations to meet with various teams,groups,orgainsations etc etc just to talk and give words of wisdom,share my experiences,give some hope Football will be better one day etc etc
        One of the best invitations i've gotten so far was for a physical training course Defence Force has going on at UWI,the have about 70 students some all the services plus Jamaica,Guyana,Barbados etc i was able to share a bit of my knowledge and experiences with them,afterwards they said is was one of the best session they had so far.
        I came home and so far i'm just listening to everybody,i've not gotten any offers because i don't want to commit myself to anyone,i've promise i'm going to take my time and get involve if necessary with something i can handle,to be honest i don't know enough to get involved.
        I don't have transport so i'm a bit restricted where my movements are concerned,i've been to Santa Cruz and witness one of the games in the Minor league they have there,it was between two of the best teams Carenage and Pipiol,i must say the standard was good i really enjoyed a good game,nice crowd,good people everybody in the village remembered Coops so i spoke to the players afterwards,i was able to meet with Angus Eve at the game we talked for a few minuites.
       I have not been to any of the U17 games but watch the tournament on TV,i now see why people not attending Football games,the standard is poor nothing to exit anybody.
       I was invited to attend a meeting of the Veteran Footballers Association on Sunday at Paragon Sports Club in Cocorite,it brought back so much memories why i me with Footballers i have not seen in decades,it was my first meeting and i spend most of my time meeting everyone,while i don't want to spend time mentioning who i met.
       I must mention this person because it was my biggest surprise,i must say i was honored to have met the honorable Brown Sugar,she just walked up to me and asked if i was Kenwyn Cooper,if i knew who she was,i could not believe who was standing in front of me,we had so many little battles on here but is someone i always respected and i want to say to her i appreciate her freindship,she was the only woman a that meeting,said the pray to open the meeting etc etc the woman real.
      All i want to say to you all,yes Coops home now and things going to have but i have to take my time,i've been talking with important people in the game not about Football but trying to initiate contacts,i like the Sports Camps going on in the country i'm very impressed with it,the only thing is they have to get more qualified people to run them,coaches just doing their own thing when the day come but the idea is good.                   
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Coop's on July 31, 2012, 04:57:25 PM
There's just something dissonant about a non-coastal team being named "the Sharks".  For Sancho and them sake they better hope the team don't end up being a fish out of water.
       Why can't they just go with Central FC or Chaguanas Utd etc something just don't sound right with these names Football teams are adopting in T&T,we keep talking about going back to communities but still calling teams Sharks etc etc 
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Sam on July 31, 2012, 05:00:01 PM
Coops, glad to hear from you and leave Brownsugar, she is mines....

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 31, 2012, 05:00:16 PM
There's just something dissonant about a non-coastal team being named "the Sharks".  For Sancho and them sake they better hope the team don't end up being a fish out of water.

I'm not really sure about this whole Central thing. I understood that Central encompassed Chaguanas, Caroni, Couva, California. People have taken me "down Central" to the Temple in the Sea and Chaguanas is on the coast. From Gilbert Park you can see the industrial park which is on the coast. Now, I understand that technically Central runs from East to West and should be in the centre of Trinidad, and include places like Piarco and St Helena, but it doesn't seem so! More confusing is when people say they're going up East, but only go to Curepe or Tunapuna. And Joe Public play in Macoya but are called Eastern Lions (I've never seen a lion in T&T either!) Now surely Curepe and Macoya are Central as they're between East And West? And Sangre Grande is North East, but its really East while Toco is actually North East. Go figure!
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Cocorite on July 31, 2012, 05:47:50 PM
I wonder if it's a case of trying to be too inclusive of as many in a community as possible. But that might hurt more than help.

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on July 31, 2012, 06:40:35 PM
I wonder if it's a case of trying to be too inclusive of as many in a community as possible. But that might hurt more than help.



Possibly. But I believe that the current school of thought is that in order to bond with supporters, the club should identify itself by the area it represents. I think West Central may be more accurate, but then it may exclude area like Caroni etc. 
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 01, 2012, 12:29:33 AM
I'm not really sure about this whole Central thing. I understood that Central encompassed Chaguanas, Caroni, Couva, California. People have taken me "down Central" to the Temple in the Sea and Chaguanas is on the coast. From Gilbert Park you can see the industrial park which is on the coast. Now, I understand that technically Central runs from East to West and should be in the centre of Trinidad, and include places like Piarco and St Helena, but it doesn't seem so! More confusing is when people say they're going up East, but only go to Curepe or Tunapuna. And Joe Public play in Macoya but are called Eastern Lions (I've never seen a lion in T&T either!) Now surely Curepe and Macoya are Central as they're between East And West? And Sangre Grande is North East, but its really East while Toco is actually North East. Go figure!

Hey, it was an observation not necessarily a criticism, but if my observation forcing yuh into all dem mental gymnastics just to justify the name then free up. 

Why can't they just go with Central FC or Chaguanas Utd etc something just don't sound right with these names Football teams are adopting in T&T,we keep talking about going back to communities but still calling teams Sharks etc etc 
Coop's because "FC Blanchisseusse" cyah fit on ah ball cyap, and de "Fighting Boibandes" as ah mascot might send de wrong message  ;D
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Coop's on August 01, 2012, 06:07:57 AM
...Not one comment on this development addresses the fact that in a "professional" league someone could just announce a new team days prior to the new season beginning and have every chance of being accepted. If the TTFF ran the Super League like that every soca warriors online member would condemn them for running slip-shod operation. TTFF again!
How could the TT Pro League be taken seriously when the only requirement for entry is cash in hand. Nothing about established organization and structure. No need to demonstrate footballing merit or to qualify. Indeed, you ain't even bound to have staff and players yet. BUT, this new team will be welcomed with open arms by a "professional" league that is desperate for the oxygen of fresh cash and new members. We say it all the time but ONLY in sweet TNT. This could never happen in MLS, Central America or anywhere they take football seriously...
         :beermug: :beermug:                     
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 01, 2012, 08:06:57 AM
There's just something dissonant about a non-coastal team being named "the Sharks".  For Sancho and them sake they better hope the team don't end up being a fish out of water.
       Why can't they just go with Central FC or Chaguanas Utd etc something just don't sound right with these names Football teams are adopting in T&T,we keep talking about going back to communities but still calling teams Sharks etc etc 

Coops...The team is called Central F.C. precisely to identify with it's community. Sharks is a nickname. Like Joe Public are Eastern Lions, Arsenal are the Gunners, Man Utd are the Red Devils. It gives you more branding and marketing opportunities. We looked at more traditional club badges, but we decided we should go with a logo as it is more instantly recognisable.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Coop's on August 01, 2012, 03:15:49 PM
There's just something dissonant about a non-coastal team being named "the Sharks".  For Sancho and them sake they better hope the team don't end up being a fish out of water.
       Why can't they just go with Central FC or Chaguanas Utd etc something just don't sound right with these names Football teams are adopting in T&T,we keep talking about going back to communities but still calling teams Sharks etc etc 

Coops...The team is called Central F.C. precisely to identify with it's community. Sharks is a nickname. Like Joe Public are Eastern Lions, Arsenal are the Gunners, Man Utd are the Red Devils. It gives you more branding and marketing opportunities. We looked at more traditional club badges, but we decided we should go with a logo as it is more instantly recognisable.
     That sounds quite reasonable,i now understand.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on August 01, 2012, 05:49:59 PM
Team names can be be a hit and miss situation. Some community team name are quite expansive, while others are restrictive. When you say Point, to me it means the whole southwest peninsula(you might include LaBrea, Chatham, Bonaase, Cape de ville,Granville, even Icacos).  Palo Seco(Los bajos, San francique, Buenos Ayres, and probably Morene Diablo). Fyzabad(Siparia?? Penal, Pluck, probably Debe).

 It maybe easier for closer communities to align together. I think Rangers should call themselves POS or QPS Rangers. Be a bit more inclusive and really spread their wings.  They are the only non-gov't POS team in the pro-league. They will not lose their St. Ann identity. people already know they from where the asylum is. For  Jabloteh, they had El Socorro, Aranquez, Mt Lambert, Santa Cruz, La Canoa, etc.  Teams from PaPierre to La Romain could call themselves Sando or San Fernando or even Naparima, and  it will be still inclusive.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Jack Horner on August 01, 2012, 06:04:40 PM
This is a good business head, Sancho and Jeffrey are from North why would they go central.

This is a great business Sancho invested in.

He went to central where all the Indians live, get them involved and businesses will sponsor his team.

The name is perfect because it covers all of central.

All Sancho have to do now is sign a few Indian footballers, like Under 17 players, Kishun Seecharan, Jarred Dass and loan Stephon Seepersad from W Connection.

He could also try and sign Jevaughn Vance, Garvin Samaroo, Javed Mohammed, Michael Lee Celestine and Jason Boodram.

Qwesi Weston is another top keeper from Shiva Boys.

He could also get Flex Mohammed, Rajesh Latchoo and Bobby Sookram to be part of the staff and show some diversity to attract sponsors.

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Sam on August 02, 2012, 09:13:26 AM
Jack Horner is ah kicks man we, I feel Sancho drop some prick on he gal, he always on Sancho case...

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 03, 2012, 08:30:56 PM
First Central F.C. training session tomorrow morning at Presentation College. They are hoping to receive official acceptance to Pro League by Tuesday.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Jack Horner on August 05, 2012, 05:46:16 AM
First Central F.C. training session tomorrow morning at Presentation College. They are hoping to receive official acceptance to Pro League by Tuesday.

Central FC training   :rotfl: :rotfl:

Tell Sancho that Joe Public will gladly play him a preseason game.

I cant wait to see Central FC team, I want to laugh until my belly hurt me.

I saw Hayden Tinto training with them, let Sancho know he is currently a Joe Public player.

I like the name Central FC, I could dig that, but the SHARKS is one stupid name, that sounding like a Hockey or Baseball team.

The Sharks !!   :rotfl: :rotfl:

Guys, watchout the Sharks are coming.

Imagine, their mascot, a Shark in a aquarium running up and down the field.

 :rotfl: :rotfl:

My belly already hurting me..

 :rotfl: :rotfl:

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/2895039/137807841_extra_large.jpg)

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 05, 2012, 06:42:58 AM
First Central F.C. training session tomorrow morning at Presentation College. They are hoping to receive official acceptance to Pro League by Tuesday.

Central FC training   :rotfl: :rotfl:

Tell Sancho that Joe Public will gladly play him a preseason game.

I cant wait to see Central FC team, I want to laugh until my belly hurt me.

I saw Hayden Tinto training with them, let Sancho know he is currently a Joe Public player.

I like the name Central FC, I could dig that, but the SHARKS is one stupid name, that sounding like a Hockey or Baseball team.

The Sharks !!   :rotfl: :rotfl:

Guys, watchout the Sharks are coming.

Imagine, their mascot, a Shark in a aquarium running up and down the field.

 :rotfl: :rotfl:

My belly already hurting me..

 :rotfl: :rotfl:

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/2895039/137807841_extra_large.jpg)



LOL @ Sharks.  Totally stupid name. Guess they couldn't think of a decent name like Eastern Lions. Coz everyday I see Lions in Trinidad. A real Trini connection there. And Public so stupid they think Macoya is in the East. Better buy Mr Warner a map of T&T. Thats a real lesson in how to identify with your community. Better off calling them Dickhead City F.C.  I actually feel really sorry for Joe Public fans now that Mr Warner can't afford to run a Pro League team :rotfl:
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Jack Horner on August 05, 2012, 09:54:59 AM
Sorry I did not know it had sharks in central or even beaches.

Can't remember see any swimming around Trinidad either.

How is Tinto and Wolfe doing in training.

Warner can't afford something......   :rotfl:

Wake up buddy, this is not Sancho we talking about here.


Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 05, 2012, 11:10:46 AM
Sorry I did not know it had sharks in central or even beaches.

Can't remember see any swimming around Trinidad either.

How is Tinto and Wolfe doing in training.

Warner can't afford something......   :rotfl:

Wake up buddy, this is not Sancho we talking about here.




All joking aside mate, you either can't read the papers or you just don't know Trinidad.

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Headless_body_with_shark_bites_found_floating_-164972436.html

Ask Daddy to give you $6 to go to Chaguanas. I believe he's the next ex MP there.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Jack Horner on August 05, 2012, 11:22:05 AM
It don't have sharks in central but they have plenty cascado, maybe Sancho could call his team The Cascados.

 :rotfl:

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 05, 2012, 11:47:15 AM
It don't have sharks in central but they have plenty cascado, maybe Sancho could call his team The Cascados.

 :rotfl:



Good idea. And of course there are no lions in Trinidad so maybe Daddy can change Joe Public to Eastern Liars?
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on August 05, 2012, 12:05:49 PM
It don't have sharks in central but they have plenty cascado, maybe Sancho could call his team The Cascados.

 :rotfl:



wha happen horner, like you catch a glad this morning. What's in a name. Nothing and everything. The team is playing in Central. It is an inclusive team. From the interior Chaguanas, Couva to the coast, California. There are many fisherman from central and they catch shark occasionally. I said occasionally because it has been depleting over the years. So what if they want to call themselves the Sharks. Ask your father why he call his team the lions. Ask Shabazz why AIA nickname is the stallions. When was the last time you see a horse in Morvant? look leave we alone, nah!
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 05, 2012, 12:25:31 PM
It don't have sharks in central but they have plenty cascado, maybe Sancho could call his team The Cascados.

 :rotfl:



wha happen horner, like you catch a glad this morning. What's in a name. Nothing and everything. The team is playing in Central. It is an inclusive team. From the interior Chaguanas, Couva to the coast, California. There are many fisherman from central and they catch shark occasionally. I said occasionally because it has been depleting over the years. So what if they want to call themselves the Sharks. Ask your father why he call his team the lions. Ask Shabazz why AIA nickname is the stallions. When was the last time you see a horse in Morvant? look leave we alone, nah!

Niceness....however, rumour has it that you can buy horse in Morvant if you know the right guys lol
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: asylumseeker on August 05, 2012, 12:28:58 PM
Jack Horner is ah kicks man we, I feel Sancho drop some prick on he gal, he always on Sancho case...


We need an emoticon fuh spitting out or almost spitting out ah beverage. Sam, yuh ketch meh wid dat.  ;D
Title: Central FC Training
Post by: Tallman on August 07, 2012, 05:03:55 AM
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Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Sam on August 07, 2012, 06:16:26 AM
How that ground looking like goat just graze on it, they training in Jamaica ?

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on August 07, 2012, 02:33:06 PM
The ground is perfect for developing good ball control.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 07, 2012, 03:21:58 PM
All ole talk aside... good luck with this venture fellas, I sure that community needs and will benefit from the presence/representation of the team  :beermug:
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on August 07, 2012, 03:36:09 PM
All ole talk aside... good luck with this venture fellas, I sure that community needs and will benefit from the presence/representation of the team  :beermug:

I agree!
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: SHOTTA on August 07, 2012, 05:03:07 PM
Managed to make it to the central fc training and got a bit of an inside scoop in the set up etc

These are just some of my observations

Professionalism is scary. We live in an era where the professional footballer is unaccustomed to professionalism...a large portion of the team were gobsmacked by the set up and uniforms etc so we hope that this should inspire them
The core of the team seems skilful on the ball which is a good plus. It seems Sancho has used his knowledge of the football fraternity in Trinidad to get some good talent on the ball. However with a team now being put together and with little or no pro league experience amongst the ranks I’m not sure what the on field experience is going to be like if a game was to b played tomorrow
There is an uphill battle on getting a team into the pro league. There is almost little or no co operation from the league itself on what you might need to properly enter. Because they seem to be accustomed to a culture of unprofessionalism as well the pro league staff appears a bit dismissive when faced with club owners.
Finances are a headache from deciding on player packages, coaching perks, player and coach accommodation I have no idea how they going to pull it off and all while waiting to hear if they even a part of the league.

In all the idea behind central fc is excellent but without word on their league status and what to me is a short preparation time for preseason.........we could be in for a bit of a rough ride
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Coop's on August 07, 2012, 06:25:29 PM
what i'm trying to understand here is,this league in operation 10 plus yrs,isn't there some criteria or system in place for teams wanting to join the Pro league?

How teams who already there got in?how teams who already there stays in?how teams who was there left? I am sure everybody associated with Pro league Football  knows how to get in the Pro League,i can't undersatnd what the problem is.

In a nutschell from what i understand is once you have the money you can get in the League,the problem i feel is everybody afraid of Sancho end of text,nobody wants to have to deal with the guy,they will look for anything to keep clear of him. 
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: truetrini on August 07, 2012, 07:36:31 PM
what i'm trying to understand here is,this league in operation 10 plus yrs,isn't there some criteria or system in place for teams wanting to join the Pro league?

How teams who already there got in?how teams who already there stays in?how teams who was there left? I am sure everybody associated with Pro league Football  knows how to get in the Pro League,i can't undersatnd what the problem is.

In a nutschell from what i understand is once you have the money you can get in the League,the problem i feel is everybody afraid of Sancho end of text,nobody wants to have to deal with the guy,they will look for anything to keep clear of him. 

Sancho is Jack warner or what?

Why people fraid he, I know him and he real cool, calm and nice...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 07, 2012, 07:54:41 PM
...Listen to Coops: "what i'm trying to understand here is,this league in operation 10 plus yrs,isn't there some criteria or system in place for teams wanting to join the Pro league? How teams who already there got in?how teams who already there stays in?how teams who was there left? I am sure everybody associated with Pro league Football  knows how to get in the Pro League,i can't undersatnd what the problem is. In a nutschell from what i understand is once you have the money you can get in the League"...

Bring your cash and come. THAT is the ONLY criterion for entry. Over the years we have seen teams come last for donkey years and remain in membership. Teams pulling in a school or some youth side to masquerade as their "development programme". Teams wet their foot and jump in for a year or two and then disappear. I could go on. Nothing personal - but this is glorified minor league business and the "Pro" League is grasping at a straw here, the professional consequences be damned. I repeat this could never happen in MLS, Central America, or anywhere football is taken seriously. Coops - you right...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on August 07, 2012, 08:02:35 PM
I don't know Sancho personally. The thing is,  this socalled "fear of Sancho" is nothing more than the staus quo being pissed that the footballers not toe-ing the line. He just going against the grain. He is not perfect. Everything he do will not be right. A lot of people want to see him fail, so that they can use him as target practice. " Don't study Sancho. He is a loud mouth and a failure". These are the same people who have football in the doldrums. I would like to see pro-football follow a professional structure like foreign. But the way this country running that eh happening now. The MLS is not that perfect. Yes they are cautionary league. They have learned a lot from the old NASl. But American sport culture is to move where the money is and who could give you a better deal. Right now, DC United is in a sort of limbo. Money is not so much a factor in this case. It is about a new facility. If they get a good offer from a surounding district(maybe Baltimore), they gone.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 07, 2012, 08:09:29 PM
...But the TTFF does not control the TT "Pro" League. It is autonomous and can organize and govern itself in any way it sees fit as long as it does not contravene the law of the land or FIFA. If they in a mess the TTFF cannot be blamed. Indeed, Jack Warner has propped up many a TTPL club and club president over the years - some of them who also lead the chorus against the TTFF. Games! If the "Pro" League has few standards other than a a demand for a handful of cash - THEY are the party to be blamed...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on August 07, 2012, 08:16:57 PM
Well Pres, if that is the case, talk to Dexter and the club owners. Money is the issue with profootball. Dexter and his people have not been able to get a long term and big spending sponsor for the league. i.e Barclays for the EPL.  And until they can do that football will stay where it is. By the way the EPL better hope this Barclay's scandal don't impinge of sponsorship.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 07, 2012, 08:32:20 PM
...Listen to Coops: "what i'm trying to understand here is,this league in operation 10 plus yrs,isn't there some criteria or system in place for teams wanting to join the Pro league? How teams who already there got in?how teams who already there stays in?how teams who was there left? I am sure everybody associated with Pro league Football  knows how to get in the Pro League,i can't undersatnd what the problem is. In a nutschell from what i understand is once you have the money you can get in the League"...

Bring your cash and come. THAT is the ONLY criterion for entry. Over the years we have seen teams come last for donkey years and remain in membership. Teams pulling in a school or some youth side to masquerade as their "development programme". Teams wet their foot and jump in for a year or two and then disappear. I could go on. Nothing personal - but this is glorified minor league business and the "Pro" League is grasping at a straw here, the professional consequences be damned. I repeat this could never happen in MLS, Central America, or anywhere football is taken seriously. Coops - you right...

But MLS only manifested itself from the ghost of NASL. In that league you just needed money. When MLS began, what was the criteria? Money. The problem is that the Pro League is suffering from the lack of a consortium to bankroll it because there is no money to be made.

Professional Football Leagues everywhere are now big business. If not, they fail. Simple. There's a lot wrong with the Pro League, but don't make the MLS look like some wonderful football utopia. European Leagues have a pure ancestry of working class amateurism fueled by local supporters. MLS was built by businessmen to make money.

With no matchday supporters or TV audience, the Pro League cannot evolve traditionally. It has to build a fanbase from a generally disinterested population. I absolutely believe the league and T&T football in general must be reborn and more professional. But by taking some kind of moral high ground you won't change anything.

Yes, any team can join the league. Just like if I knocked on the MLS door with US$100 million, and a team called Minnesota Muff Divers they would let me in. The only way to change this is to become part of it and change it from the inside. And if a club can't raise money to pay it's players for the season, it doesn't deserve to be in the league as that will just make players suffer.

What are the "professional consequences"?  How about Man Utd being £1 billion in debt? You really think that if the banks call in the debt, the EPL will say to Sir Alex "Don't worry about it mate, you have over 100 years history...you can play for free. You have no stadium, but you can play at the park. You can't pay players so bring some guys from the local pub team"?

Professional Football is absoloutely, definately about money. The only difference is that the Pro League is struggling in a country that doesn't support professional football. From the Govt, to Business, to the media, to TTFF, to the public. No one supports it. So, yes, it's easy to knock the Pro League, but if you look closely, you'll see that the Pro League is the only body trying to improve the status of T&T football in this country.

As we used to sing in England when our team would be losing 3-0..."We're shit, and we know we are" But we would still go back next week and support, because that "shit" was our shit, and although its much easier to walk away, sometimes you have to look to yourself to turn shit into success.

The question people should be asking is "Do we want success?"   
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 07, 2012, 08:36:36 PM
...But the TTFF does not control the TT "Pro" League. It is autonomous and can organize and govern itself in any way it sees fit as long as it does not contravene the law of the land or FIFA. If they in a mess the TTFF cannot be blamed. Indeed, Jack Warner has propped up many a TTPL club and club president over the years - some of them who also lead the chorus against the TTFF. Games! If the "Pro" League has few standards other than a a demand for a handful of cash - THEY are the party to be blamed...

You really think the English F.A. or the Football League wanted the EPL? The big teams developed a recipe for financial success and broke away. EPL is a vehicle to make big money. The good thing is that it also recognised that the league structure was still needed so threw a few pounds at them. But EPL controls football in England and the F.A, knows it.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 07, 2012, 08:41:25 PM
..."Yes, any team can join the league. Just like if I knocked on the MLS door with US$100 million, and a team called Minnesota Muff Divers they would let me in. The only way to change this is to become part of it and change it from the inside"...

...That is entirely incorrect. One cannot just join the MLS or any truly professional league. Recently, the revived New York Cosmos attempted that with no success. The MLS has an extension plan that requires clubs selected for inclusion to demonstrate a capacity to meet league requirements over a period of years. And BTW, everybody should now go join the TTFF and change it from the inside...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 07, 2012, 08:56:17 PM
..."Yes, any team can join the league. Just like if I knocked on the MLS door with US$100 million, and a team called Minnesota Muff Divers they would let me in. The only way to change this is to become part of it and change it from the inside"...

...That is entirely incorrect. One cannot just join the MLS or any truly professional league. Recently, the revived New York Cosmos attempted that with no success. The MLS has an extension plan that requires clubs selected for inclusion to demonstrate a capacity to meet league requirements over a period of years. And BTW, everybody should now go join the TTFF and change it from the inside...

Yes, there are rules to join MLS, as is there are rules to join the Pro League. Obviously those rules are different. But if 4 or 5 MLS clubs folded next week, those rules would be changed.

Pro League does not have the luxury of dozens of multi millionaires trying to enter a lucrative league structure.

Using the same example, if NY Cosmos formed the London Cosmos, regardless of their ability to to demonstrate a capacity to meet league requirements over a period of years, they would still have to start by joining the Southern Football League Division One Central which is level 8 on the league pyramid (although the clubs may insist they start lower in the Essex Senior Football league -Level 9)

That means they would have to win at least 7 promotions to reach the EPL.

MLS is just the ProLeague written large. 10 years from now, the Pro League could have the same entrance criteria. But until "successful" clubs like Westside, Santa Rosa, Phoenix get serious and form a sustainable business model, the league will be left with no option but to base entrance on financial criteria.

And regarding TTFF, they have put in place measures to prevent people from the outside joining it. Whereas the Pro League have a simple criteria....$2 million and you're in!
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: elan on August 07, 2012, 09:08:01 PM
..."Yes, any team can join the league. Just like if I knocked on the MLS door with US$100 million, and a team called Minnesota Muff Divers they would let me in. The only way to change this is to become part of it and change it from the inside"...

...That is entirely incorrect. One cannot just join the MLS or any truly professional league. Recently, the revived New York Cosmos attempted that with no success. The MLS has an extension plan that requires clubs selected for inclusion to demonstrate a capacity to meet league requirements over a period of years. And BTW, everybody should now go join the TTFF and change it from the inside...

President, election over yuh tune well change.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: truetrini on August 07, 2012, 09:28:29 PM
..."Yes, any team can join the league. Just like if I knocked on the MLS door with US$100 million, and a team called Minnesota Muff Divers they would let me in. The only way to change this is to become part of it and change it from the inside"...

...That is entirely incorrect. One cannot just join the MLS or any truly professional league. Recently, the revived New York Cosmos attempted that with no success. The MLS has an extension plan that requires clubs selected for inclusion to demonstrate a capacity to meet league requirements over a period of years. And BTW, everybody should now go join the TTFF and change it from the inside...

President, election over yuh tune well change.

hahahahah ent?
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on August 07, 2012, 09:33:41 PM
..."Yes, any team can join the league. Just like if I knocked on the MLS door with US$100 million, and a team called Minnesota Muff Divers they would let me in. The only way to change this is to become part of it and change it from the inside"...

...That is entirely incorrect. One cannot just join the MLS or any truly professional league. Recently, the revived New York Cosmos attempted that with no success. The MLS has an extension plan that requires clubs selected for inclusion to demonstrate a capacity to meet league requirements over a period of years. And BTW, everybody should now go join the TTFF and change it from the inside...

Pres, you are correct to a point with the MLS requirements. But the Cosmos case is a bit different. I have no doubt that the Cosmos have the money. Bu I am almost sure Red Bulls fight hard not to include them. They also worried about NY supporting 2 teams. Yes there are lots of old Cosmos fans, etc. I think the league is also worried about saturation and the the diluting of the talent pool.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 07, 2012, 09:45:49 PM
But MLS only manifested itself from the ghost of NASL. In that league you just needed money. When MLS began, what was the criteria? Money. The problem is that the Pro League is suffering from the lack of a consortium to bankroll it because there is no money to be made.

Professional Football Leagues everywhere are now big business. If not, they fail. Simple. There's a lot wrong with the Pro League, but don't make the MLS look like some wonderful football utopia. European Leagues have a pure ancestry of working class amateurism fueled by local supporters. MLS was built by businessmen to make money.

With no matchday supporters or TV audience, the Pro League cannot evolve traditionally. It has to build a fanbase from a generally disinterested population. I absolutely believe the league and T&T football in general must be reborn and more professional. But by taking some kind of moral high ground you won't change anything.

Yes, any team can join the league. Just like if I knocked on the MLS door with US$100 million, and a team called Minnesota Muff Divers they would let me in. The only way to change this is to become part of it and change it from the inside. And if a club can't raise money to pay it's players for the season, it doesn't deserve to be in the league as that will just make players suffer.

What are the "professional consequences"?  How about Man Utd being £1 billion in debt? You really think that if the banks call in the debt, the EPL will say to Sir Alex "Don't worry about it mate, you have over 100 years history...you can play for free. You have no stadium, but you can play at the park. You can't pay players so bring some guys from the local pub team"?

Professional Football is absoloutely, definately about money. The only difference is that the Pro League is struggling in a country that doesn't support professional football. From the Govt, to Business, to the media, to TTFF, to the public. No one supports it. So, yes, it's easy to knock the Pro League, but if you look closely, you'll see that the Pro League is the only body trying to improve the status of T&T football in this country.

As we used to sing in England when our team would be losing 3-0..."We're shit, and we know we are" But we would still go back next week and support, because that "shit" was our shit, and although its much easier to walk away, sometimes you have to look to yourself to turn shit into success.

The question people should be asking is "Do we want success?"   

Don't be so quick to disparage the MLS.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 07, 2012, 10:01:11 PM
But MLS only manifested itself from the ghost of NASL. In that league you just needed money. When MLS began, what was the criteria? Money. The problem is that the Pro League is suffering from the lack of a consortium to bankroll it because there is no money to be made.

Professional Football Leagues everywhere are now big business. If not, they fail. Simple. There's a lot wrong with the Pro League, but don't make the MLS look like some wonderful football utopia. European Leagues have a pure ancestry of working class amateurism fueled by local supporters. MLS was built by businessmen to make money.

With no matchday supporters or TV audience, the Pro League cannot evolve traditionally. It has to build a fanbase from a generally disinterested population. I absolutely believe the league and T&T football in general must be reborn and more professional. But by taking some kind of moral high ground you won't change anything.

Yes, any team can join the league. Just like if I knocked on the MLS door with US$100 million, and a team called Minnesota Muff Divers they would let me in. The only way to change this is to become part of it and change it from the inside. And if a club can't raise money to pay it's players for the season, it doesn't deserve to be in the league as that will just make players suffer.

What are the "professional consequences"?  How about Man Utd being £1 billion in debt? You really think that if the banks call in the debt, the EPL will say to Sir Alex "Don't worry about it mate, you have over 100 years history...you can play for free. You have no stadium, but you can play at the park. You can't pay players so bring some guys from the local pub team"?

Professional Football is absolutely, definitely about money. The only difference is that the Pro League is struggling in a country that doesn't support professional football. From the Govt, to Business, to the media, to TTFF, to the public. No one supports it. So, yes, it's easy to knock the Pro League, but if you look closely, you'll see that the Pro League is the only body trying to improve the status of T&T football in this country.

As we used to sing in England when our team would be losing 3-0..."We're shit, and we know we are" But we would still go back next week and support, because that "shit" was our shit, and although its much easier to walk away, sometimes you have to look to yourself to turn shit into success.

The question people should be asking is "Do we want success?"   

Don't be so quick to disparage the MLS.

On the contrary, I applaud the MLS and it's a good model for a formative league. Unlike President, I believe the main criteria for membership (although this maybe unspoken) is money, or at least it was until the structure had been stabilised. Like the Pro League, the clubs run the business and as Deeks pointed out, now there are turf wars regarding entry, so money on its own is not enough. Eventually, there will be a proper pyramid system in place and the evolution will be complete.

A strong minor league system is necessary as pressure needs to come from below. T&T has this to a degree. What the Pro League lacks is 10 professional teams and 3 or 4 financially strong Super League teams fighting for Pro League status. The fact that the purists don't like a club buying their way into the ProLeague is understandable, but until there are 12 or 13 financially sound professional clubs T&T can't afford the luxury of entry by merit.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 07, 2012, 10:40:31 PM

On the contrary, I applaud the MLS and it's a good model for a formative league. Unlike President, I believe the main criteria for membership (although this maybe unspoken) is money, or at least it was until the structure had been stabilised. Like the Pro League, the clubs run the business and as Deeks pointed out, now there are turf wars regarding entry, so money on its own is not enough. Eventually, there will be a proper pyramid system in place and the evolution will be complete.

A strong minor league system is necessary as pressure needs to come from below. T&T has this to a degree. What the Pro League lacks is 10 professional teams and 3 or 4 financially strong Super League teams fighting for Pro League status. The fact that the purists don't like a club buying their way into the ProLeague is understandable, but until there are 12 or 13 financially sound professional clubs T&T can't afford the luxury of entry by merit.

For one thing you say the MLS "manifested itself form the ghost of the NASL" when in fact there is no connection whatsoever between the two.  No structural, operational, functional... or even emotional overlap between the two.  Off the top of my head there was at least a 5-year gap between the existence of the two leagues, and MLS sought from the start to distance itself from the model and failure of the NASL.  One of the things that the League did, and they took a heap load of criticism for it, was that it monopolized ownership... the initial league consisted of around 10 teams and most if not all of them were owned by the League. Money was not the criteria... many suitors came calling with money and were turned away.It was a very heavy-handed approach which many rightfully bristled at, myself included... but it was precisely what was needed for the infant league to survive.  Nothing like the NASL... nothing like the PFL, or like what the PFL can be.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 07, 2012, 10:56:29 PM

On the contrary, I applaud the MLS and it's a good model for a formative league. Unlike President, I believe the main criteria for membership (although this maybe unspoken) is money, or at least it was until the structure had been stabilised. Like the Pro League, the clubs run the business and as Deeks pointed out, now there are turf wars regarding entry, so money on its own is not enough. Eventually, there will be a proper pyramid system in place and the evolution will be complete.

A strong minor league system is necessary as pressure needs to come from below. T&T has this to a degree. What the Pro League lacks is 10 professional teams and 3 or 4 financially strong Super League teams fighting for Pro League status. The fact that the purists don't like a club buying their way into the ProLeague is understandable, but until there are 12 or 13 financially sound professional clubs T&T can't afford the luxury of entry by merit.

For one thing you say the MLS "manifested itself form the ghost of the NASL" when in fact there is no connection whatsoever between the two.  No structural, operational, functional... or even emotional overlap between the two.  Off the top of my head there was at least a 5-year gap between the existence of the two leagues, and MLS sought from the start to distance itself from the model and failure of the NASL.  One of the things that the League did, and they took a heap load of criticism for it, was that it monopolized ownership... the initial league consisted of around 10 teams and most if not all of them were owned by the League. Money was not the criteria... many suitors came calling with money and were turned away.It was a very heavy-handed approach which many rightfully bristled at, myself included... but it was precisely what was needed for the infant league to survive.  Nothing like the NASL... nothing like the PFL, or like what the PFL can be.

When I said manifested itself from the ghost of the NASL I was trying to point out that NASL died a death and MSL learned from that, so perhaps I chose the wrong word. The main reason for the creation of the league, was to allow bidding for the 94 World Cup (as with the Pro League with the U17 WC). However, some things they learned from the NASL experience was that there was a market, but the NASL model approached that market incorrectly, and that financial investment didn't necessarily equate with success.

Yes, clubs are owned by the League. I don't profess to understand the exact structure, but as I understand it, the clubs, while owned by MLS are franchised to investors? This then give MLS control over the league membership and tight operational rules. It works well in business, so its a good model.

ProLeague could do this simply by selling franchises for $350,000 instead of demanding that amount as a joining fee.

Maybe the Pro League is T&T's version of NASL and a complete restructuring is required? It can't be based on the European pyramid system initially, so the MLS is a good model.

Whatever the answer is, Central F.C. have to deal with the here and now and hope to influence change from within.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 07, 2012, 11:36:47 PM

When I said manifested itself from the ghost of the NASL I was trying to point out that NASL died a death and MSL learned from that, so perhaps I chose the wrong word. The main reason for the creation of the league, was to allow bidding for the 94 World Cup (as with the Pro League with the U17 WC). However, some things they learned from the NASL experience was that there was a market, but the NASL model approached that market incorrectly, and that financial investment didn't necessarily equate with success.

Doh worry about choosing the right word or not, I simply misunderstood the point you were tying to make... but yes, the learned from the failure of the NASL.  But I'm curious about your statement regarding the 94 World Cup, you actually have it backwards.  The formation of the league had nothing to do with the bidding which likely took place in the aftermath of the Mexico games in 86.  MLS wasn't even on the radar then.  In fact MLS arose out of the success of the WC, it demonstrated the ability to host games in multiple cities and proponents of a domestic top flight league saw the games as an advert for that league in skeptical cities at a time when public funding for stadiums was the preferred model, but investors were facing increasingly skeptical cities, balking at paying for the 'privilege' of hosting these clubs.  Proponents also argued, correctly, that a domestic top-flight league was necessary as an incubator for American talent, to feed into the national pool of players.

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Yes, clubs are owned by the League. I don't profess to understand the exact structure, but as I understand it, the clubs, while owned by MLS are franchised to investors? This then give MLS control over the league membership and tight operational rules. It works well in business, so its a good model.

The monopoly I described was the ownership model for the first 10 years or so... it was just intended to provide stability for the nascent league, but eventually the league divested itself of ownership interests (there may have been a legal challenge or two forcing their hand, I can't remember).  As it stands now all the clubs are individually, and privately owned, but yes, the league keeps an iron grip on membership.  Latest rumblings I'm hearing involve Orlando City... which would be a remarkable achievement for that franchise if it comes to pass, given their quick ascent up the ranks.  Garber has even gone on record to say it's not a matter of "if" but "when" the club would be admitted, a dedicated home stadium being the sole remaining snag.

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ProLeague could do this simply by selling franchises for $350,000 instead of demanding that amount as a joining fee.

Maybe the Pro League is T&T's version of NASL and a complete restructuring is required? It can't be based on the European pyramid system initially, so the MLS is a good model.

Whatever the answer is, Central F.C. have to deal with the here and now and hope to influence change from within.

I don't know that a single-owner model would work in TnT... but in light of the recent contraction and the otherwise current state of flux the teams seem to be in... it may not be a bad short term (5-year or so) solution.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 08, 2012, 12:30:10 AM

When I said manifested itself from the ghost of the NASL I was trying to point out that NASL died a death and MSL learned from that, so perhaps I chose the wrong word. The main reason for the creation of the league, was to allow bidding for the 94 World Cup (as with the Pro League with the U17 WC). However, some things they learned from the NASL experience was that there was a market, but the NASL model approached that market incorrectly, and that financial investment didn't necessarily equate with success.

Doh worry about choosing the right word or not, I simply misunderstood the point you were tying to make... but yes, the learned from the failure of the NASL.  But I'm curious about your statement regarding the 94 World Cup, you actually have it backwards.  The formation of the league had nothing to do with the bidding which likely took place in the aftermath of the Mexico games in 86.  MLS wasn't even on the radar then.  In fact MLS arose out of the success of the WC, it demonstrated the ability to host games in multiple cities and proponents of a domestic top flight league saw the games as an advert for that league in skeptical cities at a time when public funding for stadiums was the preferred model, but investors were facing increasingly skeptical cities, balking at paying for the 'privilege' of hosting these clubs.  Proponents also argued, correctly, that a domestic top-flight league was necessary as an incubator for American talent, to feed into the national pool of players.

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Yes, clubs are owned by the League. I don't profess to understand the exact structure, but as I understand it, the clubs, while owned by MLS are franchised to investors? This then give MLS control over the league membership and tight operational rules. It works well in business, so its a good model.

The monopoly I described was the ownership model for the first 10 years or so... it was just intended to provide stability for the nascent league, but eventually the league divested itself of ownership interests (there may have been a legal challenge or two forcing their hand, I can't remember).  As it stands now all the clubs are individually, and privately owned, but yes, the league keeps an iron grip on membership.  Latest rumblings I'm hearing involve Orlando City... which would be a remarkable achievement for that franchise if it comes to pass, given their quick ascent up the ranks.  Garber has even gone on record to say it's not a matter of "if" but "when" the club would be admitted, a dedicated home stadium being the sole remaining snag.

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ProLeague could do this simply by selling franchises for $350,000 instead of demanding that amount as a joining fee.

Maybe the Pro League is T&T's version of NASL and a complete restructuring is required? It can't be based on the European pyramid system initially, so the MLS is a good model.

Whatever the answer is, Central F.C. have to deal with the here and now and hope to influence change from within.

I don't know that a single-owner model would work in TnT... but in light of the recent contraction and the otherwise current state of flux the teams seem to be in... it may not be a bad short term (5-year or so) solution.

Actually, me and Sancho were approached about Orlando City and we definitely gave it a look!! But that kind of goes back to Presidents original sentiments about a club inventing itself and joining a professional league. The formation of MLS was a promise made during the WC bidding process. I'm pretty sure that although it was formed before 94, it never came into actual match playing existence until later. I seem to recall that it run into trouble fairly early on but somehow managed to stay afloat.

After this discussion here, I'm gonna research it a bit more as I think the ProLeague could learn a lot from the MLS history. To be honest, living in the UK, I never really took much interest, so now I'm ruing that mistake!
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 08, 2012, 04:46:59 AM
..."President, election over yuh tune well change"....

...I don't understand? How so? LOL...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 08, 2012, 09:38:23 AM
Actually, me and Sancho were approached about Orlando City and we definitely gave it a look!! But that kind of goes back to Presidents original sentiments about a club inventing itself and joining a professional league. The formation of MLS was a promise made during the WC bidding process. I'm pretty sure that although it was formed before 94, it never came into actual match playing existence until later. I seem to recall that it run into trouble fairly early on but somehow managed to stay afloat.

After this discussion here, I'm gonna research it a bit more as I think the ProLeague could learn a lot from the MLS history. To be honest, living in the UK, I never really took much interest, so now I'm ruing that mistake!

When you say you and Sancho were "approached about Orlando City" what exactly do you mean?

Also, with regards to the history of MLS, its formation had nothing to do with the WC bidding, just looking at the timeline should help you figure that out. FIFA designates the winner of the bid 8 to 12 years in advance.  I don't want to belabor the point, but while I can't say one way or another whether there was some general discussion by the USSF about the formation of a professional league, MLS itself wasn't put into the works until 1991-1992.  Doh believe everything Wikipedia say.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Coop's on August 08, 2012, 09:42:46 AM
...Listen to Coops: "what i'm trying to understand here is,this league in operation 10 plus yrs,isn't there some criteria or system in place for teams wanting to join the Pro league? How teams who already there got in?how teams who already there stays in?how teams who was there left? I am sure everybody associated with Pro league Football  knows how to get in the Pro League,i can't undersatnd what the problem is. In a nutschell from what i understand is once you have the money you can get in the League"...

Bring your cash and come. THAT is the ONLY criterion for entry. Over the years we have seen teams come last for donkey years and remain in membership. Teams pulling in a school or some youth side to masquerade as their "development programme". Teams wet their foot and jump in for a year or two and then disappear. I could go on. Nothing personal - but this is glorified minor league business and the "Pro" League is grasping at a straw here, the professional consequences be damned. I repeat this could never happen in MLS, Central America, or anywhere football is taken seriously. Coops - you right...
       :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: vb on August 08, 2012, 09:52:19 AM
Actually, me and Sancho were approached about Orlando City and we definitely gave it a look!! But that kind of goes back to Presidents original sentiments about a club inventing itself and joining a professional league. The formation of MLS was a promise made during the WC bidding process. I'm pretty sure that although it was formed before 94, it never came into actual match playing existence until later. I seem to recall that it run into trouble fairly early on but somehow managed to stay afloat.

After this discussion here, I'm gonna research it a bit more as I think the ProLeague could learn a lot from the MLS history. To be honest, living in the UK, I never really took much interest, so now I'm ruing that mistake!

When you say you and Sancho were "approached about Orlando City" what exactly do you mean?

Also, with regards to the history of MLS, its formation had nothing to do with the WC bidding, just looking at the timeline should help you figure that out. FIFA designates the winner of the bid 8 to 12 years in advance.  I don't want to belabor the point, but while I can't say one way or another whether there was some general discussion by the USSF about the formation of a professional league, MLS itself wasn't put into the works until 1991-1992.  Doh believe everything Wikipedia say.

Although you are usually right about the designation in advance. I am pretty sure the US did not get the OK in 1986.
In addition, the US was well aware of the shock that a country with no real league could a WC. I heard a rumour that any country that had a WC had to have a functioning league but this was such donkey years ago, I can't confirm. Many of us at the time thought that this MLS was just a US attempt at credibility in  the football world. Whatever it was supposed to be, the MLS has certainly grown and marketed itself well.

VB
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: FF on August 08, 2012, 09:54:54 AM
Actually, me and Sancho were approached about Orlando City and we definitely gave it a look!! But that kind of goes back to Presidents original sentiments about a club inventing itself and joining a professional league. The formation of MLS was a promise made during the WC bidding process. I'm pretty sure that although it was formed before 94, it never came into actual match playing existence until later. I seem to recall that it run into trouble fairly early on but somehow managed to stay afloat.

After this discussion here, I'm gonna research it a bit more as I think the ProLeague could learn a lot from the MLS history. To be honest, living in the UK, I never really took much interest, so now I'm ruing that mistake!

When you say you and Sancho were "approached about Orlando City" what exactly do you mean?

Also, with regards to the history of MLS, its formation had nothing to do with the WC bidding, just looking at the timeline should help you figure that out. FIFA designates the winner of the bid 8 to 12 years in advance.  I don't want to belabor the point, but while I can't say one way or another whether there was some general discussion by the USSF about the formation of a professional league, MLS itself wasn't put into the works until 1991-1992.  Doh believe everything Wikipedia say.

The US was awarded the WC in 88... them times they used to give you plenty less time to prepare. And 6 years was alot in those times.
But in truth it is unclear and remains somewhat vague that the formation of a Professional league was compulsory to be awarded the World Cup. The USSF certainly had plans to revamp football and start back a professional league since the death of the NASL, but you would be hard pressed other than on Wiki to see where a Pro league was a factor...

EDIT: Well I find proof from MLS own webpage... so it was promised
http://web.archive.org/web/20080625214719/http://web.mlsnet.com/about/

December 17, 1993: In fulfillment of U.S. Soccer's promise to FIFA, World Cup USA 1994 Chairman and CEO Alan I. Rothenberg announces the formation of Major League Soccer (MLS) and unveils the league logo.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Coop's on August 08, 2012, 10:02:39 AM
...But the TTFF does not control the TT "Pro" League. It is autonomous and can organize and govern itself in any way it sees fit as long as it does not contravene the law of the land or FIFA. If they in a mess the TTFF cannot be blamed. Indeed, Jack Warner has propped up many a TTPL club and club president over the years - some of them who also lead the chorus against the TTFF. Games! If the "Pro" League has few standards other than a a demand for a handful of cash - THEY are the party to be blamed...
      It is believed the TTFF do not have any control over the Pro League but they sure do have a lot of influense in what ever they do,all the administrators from the Pro league are involved in some way with the TTFF,to set up their fixtures it's based on the TTFF schdule,if the TTFF say no games they can't play,all the our national team players,coaches,trainers etc etc come from the Pro league how can we say the TTFF don't have any control over the Pro league.
     Does the Pro league control their own finances?do they have to be affiliated to the TTFF to function?do they have to be affiliated to FIFA,CFU,CONCACAF in order for their clubs to play in the different tournaments?it's a lot more than what we think,this is not Minor League Football.   
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Coop's on August 08, 2012, 10:11:31 AM
what i'm trying to understand here is,this league in operation 10 plus yrs,isn't there some criteria or system in place for teams wanting to join the Pro league?

How teams who already there got in?how teams who already there stays in?how teams who was there left? I am sure everybody associated with Pro league Football  knows how to get in the Pro League,i can't undersatnd what the problem is.

In a nutschell from what i understand is once you have the money you can get in the League,the problem i feel is everybody afraid of Sancho end of text,nobody wants to have to deal with the guy,they will look for anything to keep clear of him. 

Sancho is Jack warner or what?

Why people fraid he, I know him and he real cool, calm and nice...
        Is not people fraid he,Sancho has to understand he is still dealing with TTFF personel who he and his buddies levied against etc etc they are who is afraid of him,do you see him being intivted to any Coaching courses,meetings with the TTFF,conferences, Forums, Workshops etc etc once the present administration is in control Sancho going to have a rough time.   
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 08, 2012, 10:31:07 AM
Back to the thread subject!!


http://www.youtube.com/v/3SvtUcRzifc
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 08, 2012, 10:53:13 AM
..."It is believed the TTFF do not have any control over the Pro League but they sure do have a lot of influense in what ever they do,all the administrators from the Pro league are involved in some way with the TTFF,to set up their fixtures it's based on the TTFF schdule,if the TTFF say no games they can't play,all the our national team players,coaches,trainers etc etc come from the Pro league how can we say the TTFF don't have any control over the Pro league. Does the Pro league control their own finances?do they have to be affiliated to the TTFF to function?do they have to be affiliated to FIFA,CFU,CONCACAF in order for their clubs to play in the different tournaments?it's a lot more than what we think,this is not Minor League Football."...   

...Coops you wrong on this one. The TT "Pro" League controls its own finances, such as they are. The TTFF does not dictate TTPL fixtures. Indeed, the TTFF doesn't have a serious annual calendar and there is usually some turf conflict over this. The TTPL doesn't have a seat on the TTFF executive committee and, vice versa, the TTFF doesn't have a place on the TTPL board of directors, which comprises one representative of each member club. The "Pro" League has always been entirely autonomous of the TTFF and under the control of its member clubs - except when they needed Jack Warner's financial input over the years. But that is another topic...
Title: PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL IS NOW IN CENTRAL TRINIDAD
Post by: amwood on August 08, 2012, 12:01:09 PM
Day one at Central FC...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SvtUcRzifc
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: vb on August 08, 2012, 12:04:34 PM
..."It is believed the TTFF do not have any control over the Pro League but they sure do have a lot of influense in what ever they do,all the administrators from the Pro league are involved in some way with the TTFF,to set up their fixtures it's based on the TTFF schdule,if the TTFF say no games they can't play,all the our national team players,coaches,trainers etc etc come from the Pro league how can we say the TTFF don't have any control over the Pro league. Does the Pro league control their own finances?do they have to be affiliated to the TTFF to function?do they have to be affiliated to FIFA,CFU,CONCACAF in order for their clubs to play in the different tournaments?it's a lot more than what we think,this is not Minor League Football."...   

...Coops you wrong on this one. The TT "Pro" League controls its own finances, such as they are. The TTFF does not dictate TTPL fixtures. Indeed, the TTFF doesn't have a serious annual calendar and there is usually some turf conflict over this. The TTPL doesn't have a seat on the TTFF executive committee and, vice versa, the TTFF doesn't have a place on the TTPL board of directors, which comprises one representative of each member club. The "Pro" League has always been entirely autonomous of the TTFF and under the control of its member clubs - except when they needed Jack Warner's financial input over the years. But that is another topic...

I remember some years ago the PFL Exec not doing as Warner wanted. He pulled JP out of the league for a year as a result. I was very impressed that the PFL could not be dictated to by Warner. They are certainly autonomous from the TFFF. They get their admin money form the Govt. However, the idea was it would be gradually decreased over the years as to encourage them and give them sufficient time to become more self sufficient.

VB
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Tallman on August 09, 2012, 05:56:46 PM
Ah make out Keion Goodridge, Marvin Phillip, Hayden Tinto, and Anthony Wolfe. Who else was at de training sessions?
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Jay10 on August 09, 2012, 09:54:37 PM
Cyrano Glen, Shane Mattis, Kevon Villeorel
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: royal on August 10, 2012, 02:59:48 AM
are they in yet?
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 10, 2012, 07:07:41 AM
are they in yet?

Pro League have requested further financial guarantees.
Title: Graham Rix Arrives In Trinidad and Tobago.....
Post by: amwood on August 13, 2012, 11:39:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAduvU92aGk
Title: Re: Graham Rix Arrives In Trinidad and Tobago.....
Post by: Kingk on August 14, 2012, 12:10:20 AM
Ummm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Rix
Title: Re: Graham Rix Arrives In Trinidad and Tobago.....
Post by: Bakes on August 14, 2012, 12:14:54 AM
Ummm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Rix

...and??


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Amwood... it have ah Central FC thread enuh...
Title: Re: Graham Rix Arrives In Trinidad and Tobago.....
Post by: Cocorite on August 14, 2012, 01:31:42 AM
Ah like how he talk. Heres hoping for the implementation. All the best to Sancho and Central FC. Be patient and don't give up. The road ahead isn't expected to be paved but rocky.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: madness on August 14, 2012, 06:34:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyFEyASF_m0
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: madness on August 14, 2012, 06:43:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJio5ZcBLLA
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: SHOTTA on August 14, 2012, 04:42:15 PM
class is class is class i think this appointmnt brings the club forward many stepsss
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on August 14, 2012, 04:47:55 PM
Wow, Rix a former Arsenal man, if I remember. Never seen that coming. He was a decent player. Did not know he was doing any coaching. Was he ever a coach or assistant at any clubs. I can't make an assessment of the guy.  I guess Brent and them have some backing to bring him down
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 14, 2012, 07:57:14 PM
Here are Rix's stats

Team            Nation        From                            To                            Record
                                                                                                        G    W    L    D    Win %
Chelsea            England    13 September 2000    17 September 2000    1    1    0    0    100.00
Portsmouth    England    25 February 2001    25 March 2002            56    16    23    17    28.57
Oxford United    England    22 March 2004            14 November 2004    29    6    15    8    20.68
Hearts            Scotland    8 November 2005    22 March 2006            19    9    4    6    47.36

Logically excepting the Chelsea stint (?) of one match, that's a 32.20 % win average...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: dreamer on August 14, 2012, 08:02:29 PM

Graham Rix Arrives In Trinidad and Tobago.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAduvU92aGk

Interesting stuff Sancho.  Very interesting choice of coach for Central FC.
Keep up the bold, new plans. See some Jabloteh people joinin' de gravy train. People are taking note.
Exciting times ahead for you tuh run yuh own effin' show.



Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 14, 2012, 11:09:26 PM
Here are Rix's stats

Team            Nation        From                            To                            Record
                                                                                                        G    W    L    D    Win %
Chelsea            England    13 September 2000    17 September 2000    1    1    0    0    100.00
Portsmouth    England    25 February 2001    25 March 2002            56    16    23    17    28.57
Oxford United    England    22 March 2004            14 November 2004    29    6    15    8    20.68
Hearts            Scotland    8 November 2005    22 March 2006            19    9    4    6    47.36

Logically excepting the Chelsea stint (?) of one match, that's a 32.20 % win average...

The Chelsea stat is an anomally as Rix was caretaker manager....funnily enough, the game was against Arsenal!

What we all need to understand is that in England, a coach is not a manager and vice versa. Rix never won trophies as a "manager" but his coaching record is superb. Central F.C. have employed Rix as Head Coach. The players love him. He talks to them in a way I have not seen a Trini coach talk to players (obviously, I haven't seen all of the T&T coaches, but I'm commenting on what I have seen). The benefits are that coaches like Kevin Jeffrey and Tony Sherwood will learn a lot, which is great for T&T football. Rix discovered John Terry and signed Peter Crouch to Portsmouth. He has a great eye for talent and knows how to develop players techniques. He can pick up the phone and recommend a player and coaches will listen. He may not stay long, but trust me, we are fortunate to have him.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 14, 2012, 11:43:03 PM
Here are Rix's stats

Team            Nation        From                            To                            Record
                                                                                                        G    W    L    D    Win %
Chelsea            England    13 September 2000    17 September 2000    1    1    0    0    100.00
Portsmouth    England    25 February 2001    25 March 2002            56    16    23    17    28.57
Oxford United    England    22 March 2004            14 November 2004    29    6    15    8    20.68
Hearts            Scotland    8 November 2005    22 March 2006            19    9    4    6    47.36

Logically excepting the Chelsea stint (?) of one match, that's a 32.20 % win average...


If it is your suggestion that he's not a good coach based on his win percentage... it would be fair to note that the longest chance he was ever given was a year, followed by 8 months.  In that relatively short a space of time you are working with players brought in by someone else without having a chance to stamp your own mark on the team.  Needless to say what was there before wasn't working (the previous coach left/got fired, right?) so unless the new coach is given time to turn things around there likely can be no quick fix.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: ZANDOLIE on August 15, 2012, 12:40:49 AM
fenwick didn't have a strong track record when he arrived in trini but he was still head and shoulders above most trinbago-born coaches. he helped to advance the local game by showing that up and coming players should not be babied but thrown into the fire of professional competition. he consistently won proleague titles with young, defensive minded squads. plus he was not afraid to publicly level harsh criticsm at the ttff. if rix could accomplish half of what fenwick or fevrier accomplished it will be a big plus for local football  :beermug:
Title: Central FC unveils head coach Graham Rix
Post by: Tallman on August 15, 2012, 04:47:03 AM
Central FC unveils head coach Graham Rix
Central FC Media


Pro League hopefuls, Central F.C. introduced their prospective Head Coach, former Arsenal and England midfielder, Graham Rix to the club staff at their Monday morning training session at Presentation College, Chaguanas. The newly formed team, led by Managing Director, Brent Sancho, invited players to train with them over a week ago in preparation for their anticipated participation in the 2012/13 season.

Rix, who was assistant coach to Ruud Guillet and Gianluca Vialli at Chelsea took a look at the players in training and the facilities available. He then had a brief talk with the players before meeting with the club staff.

“It was great to finally get onto the training pitch” said Sancho. “It’s taken 8 weeks of stress to get to this stage, but seeing the guys out there going through their paces was worth it”

The Sharks met with the Pro League Board, and CEO, Dexter Skeene on Tuesday as the final stage in the clubs application to join the professional league this season.

“We’ve provided all of the required information including a comprehensive marketing plan. Obviously, the league has to perform its due diligence, but we are confident that we meet their criteria” said Sancho.
 
Assistant coaches Kevin Jeffrey and Anthony Sherwood have been taking charge of the training sessions.

Jeffrey said “We are 4 weeks behind in preparation and for the next few days, the emphasis is on fitness and letting the players get comfortable with each other.”

Sherwood added “We will be reducing the numbers down and Graham will be assisting us in the selection process. We’ve been lucky as most of this group are professionals who have maintained their fitness. We just need to get some sharpness into them over the next week so they’ll be ready for the Head Coach to develop his team tactics”

The Sharks are hoping to confirm a partnership with Presentation College which will see the club using the school as their training facility “The Principal has been very supportive and the partnership will bring benefits for both parties” said Sancho.

Central F.C. will now be focusing on their off the field activities. “Now we have players in training, Brent and I can concentrate on our marketing plan and community projects” said Operations Director, Kevin Harrison. “We will be meeting with several organisations who are interested in working with Central F.C. However, we also want to work with smaller companies in the Central Region who are interested in supporting projects in their community. We have an exciting anti crime programme that we will soon be launching and we hope the business community will give it their support”

Sancho said “It’s fantastic to have Graham Rix here to assist us. Obviously, until our Pro League membership is confirmed, we can’t offer any contracts. However, we are hopeful that Graham will like what he sees and will agree to join us once we’re a Pro League club. I met Graham at Dundee and was really impressed with his coaching style. Graham won all kinds of trophies as a player and a coach and it’s a true testament of his standing in the game that after his 6 month prison sentence in 1999, he could resume his career at Chelsea. His experience with the Glenn Hoddle academy in Spain will really assist this club in identifying talent.”

Jeffrey added “As a coach, one of the exciting elements for him about working in T&T is to work with some of the young players and introducing them to clubs overseas. But we also intend to tap into Graham’s knowledge to help develop our coaching staff. Personally, I know my coaching skills will improve tremendously. We really want to be known as a club that can develop talent and give players the opportunity to fulfil their potential.”

“Central FC has a policy of inclusiveness” said Harrison “We firmly believe in concepts such as restorative justice, and admire programmes being developed by people such as Wayne Chance. We’re now looking forward to achieving Pro League status so we can accelerate our community projects and play a few practice matches.”

Anyone wishing to contact the club can email them at kh.centralfc@gmail.com


(http://utdwestand.ms11.net/iframes/Happy%20Rix%20after%20the%20County%20win.JPG)
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Flex on August 15, 2012, 09:56:12 AM
Just a question, if by chance Central FC does not get into the Pro League what will happen with the club and the coach ?

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: elan on August 15, 2012, 10:11:47 AM
Here are Rix's stats

Team            Nation        From                            To                            Record
                                                                                                        G    W    L    D    Win %
Chelsea            England    13 September 2000    17 September 2000    1    1    0    0    100.00
Portsmouth    England    25 February 2001    25 March 2002            56    16    23    17    28.57
Oxford United    England    22 March 2004            14 November 2004    29    6    15    8    20.68
Hearts            Scotland    8 November 2005    22 March 2006            19    9    4    6    47.36

Logically excepting the Chelsea stint (?) of one match, that's a 32.20 % win average...

Ghee dem President, doh leh de football go forward if we eh driving de bus. Ghee dem
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: elan on August 15, 2012, 10:13:16 AM
Just a question, if by chance Central FC does not get into the Pro League what will happen with the club and the coach ?



Was wondering the same thing, because FS say they had to prove financial stability. I hope they get through.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Trinimassive on August 15, 2012, 10:16:00 AM
Just a question, if by chance Central FC does not get into the Pro League what will happen with the club and the coach ?



They will do like Milk and Evaporate

But with this big splash Central FC making the league need them really. They seem to be infusing much needed interest in the League
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on August 15, 2012, 10:26:36 AM
If they can afford to bring Rix, then I am assuming they have some money in their kitty. I don't think he came cheaply. I say they have the money, probably for the short term.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: vb on August 15, 2012, 10:44:43 AM
Just a question, if by chance Central FC does not get into the Pro League what will happen with the club and the coach ?



I was wondering the same damn thing. They bring down the Coach and they have no club in the Pro League. (I assume they wasn't mad enough to sign him to a contract yet).

VB
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 15, 2012, 01:01:23 PM
Just a question, if by chance Central FC does not get into the Pro League what will happen with the club and the coach ?



Good question! But I guess Mr Rix will have to go back to UK and coach. There's plenty of clubs who would appreciate his ability.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 15, 2012, 02:08:31 PM

I was wondering the same damn thing. They bring down the Coach and they have no club in the Pro League. (I assume they wasn't mad enough to sign him to a contract yet).

VB

Allyuh is something else yes.. man criticizing them for trying to join the league and they ent even have a coach.  Line up a coach... now man criticizing because they "bring down" coach and have no club in the Pro League.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: asylumseeker on August 15, 2012, 02:12:50 PM
Graham bloodclaaat Rix! Leave a thread untouched for a few days and iz pure gold. I reading this thing from the bottom up and seeing FS referring to "Mr. Rix" ... ah saying de only Rix I know is Graham ... Sancho, yuh approved fuh de Kitchen Cabinet. Ah like dis ... and that includes Sherwood and Jeffrey. Pro League doh stick.

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 15, 2012, 02:46:59 PM
Just a question, if by chance Central FC does not get into the Pro League what will happen with the club and the coach ?



Was wondering the same thing, because FS say they had to prove financial stability. I hope they get through.

The thing is, it's taken some time to raise $2.5 million. By the time we received the criteria for membership, we had to begin pre season and bring the coach over. Its a gamble, but based on the League criteria, we are confident that we can satisfy the requirements.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: injunchile on August 17, 2012, 11:04:21 AM
Central FC- I hear a man saying at the Broward Park at The Canada Game that - Well he asked the question who is the Parliamentary representative for Chaguanas- That man funding Central FC. I told the man sitting next to me , I doubt it as SANCHO is involved. He reminded me that Sugar Aloes sang at the PP celebrations
 and a man has to eat a food. I guess money talks.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Deeks on August 17, 2012, 11:32:48 AM
Central FC- I hear a man saying at the Broward Park at The Canada Game that - Well he asked the question who is the Parliamentary representative for Chaguanas- That man funding Central FC. I told the man sitting next to me , I doubt it as SANCHO is involved. He reminded me that Sugar Aloes sang at the PP celebrations
 and a man has to eat a food. I guess money talks.

Injun, we could put all kind of spind on this. Pro-football needs big infusion of money. When the pro-league started there was a central team called Khelewalas. It was good to see a local central man involved in football, but he never got support. He had the whole of central for himself but could not get the rest of the community to support him. Central has had decent football. I think they could have been better if the desire was there. Let us hope this team can break the mold that central "only want to play cricket". Let's us hope the financiers are looking to the long run and not the short term. If the backer is PP, there is nothing we can do about. Lets hope he has the interest of football at heart. His political affilition is irrelevant because we can't do anything about that. Well, except Renraw. Exceptional to the rule.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 17, 2012, 11:48:40 AM
.."Let's us hope the financiers are looking to the long run and not the short term. If the backer is PP, there is nothing we can do about. Lets hope he has the interest of football at heart. His political affilition is irrelevant because we can't do anything about that. Well, except Renraw. Exceptional to the rule"....

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I love it...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: vb on August 17, 2012, 12:07:02 PM

Graham Rix Arrives In Trinidad and Tobago.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAduvU92aGk

Interesting stuff Sancho.  Very interesting choice of coach for Central FC.
Keep up the bold, new plans. See some Jabloteh people joinin' de gravy train. People are taking note.
Exciting times ahead for you tuh run yuh own effin' show.





The truth is as a Head Coach is accomplishments are incredibly modest.  But if they weren't he would probably still be in the UK.
Of course Fenwick came here and did great but he had a decent budget to work with.

At the end of the day a man who has rubbed shoulders with the best on the field and the bench.

Like the editing.

Is that Sherwood in the cap tackling people ;-)

Good luck Central.

VB
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: vb on August 17, 2012, 01:05:31 PM
I was checking out the training video. Other than a nice sound track, I noticed that a lot of them houses nearby the grounds have no burglarproof on the upstairs windows.

A good Chinapoo like bullet go take care of that.  ;D
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: SHOTTA on August 17, 2012, 05:07:24 PM
With the likes of Cyrano glen, Hayden Tinto, Marvin Oliver, Anthony Wolfe, Kevin Villarreal, Akeem Adams, Cyd grey central fc has a formidable group of players that are currently in training and hoping to make the team.

With a host of household names at least for us that manage to frequent the pro league and this site in their ranks central fc had an in-house scrimmage that I was privy to attend on Thursday. The game was played with 3 30min intervals and I think the score ended on 3-2 which was inconsequential in the larger scheme of things. The game was played between potential 1st teamers and able bodied squad players hoping to impress and earn the potential contract.

Points to note

Both teams had about 17 players each which counted to about 34 give or take some goal keepers. The number and quality of players available for the club to choose from is astounding at this stage in the season. Trinidad can easily host a 10 team league with local players alone

The game was played at a very high intensity. This was a pleasant surprise since it was ‘practice’ match and the intensity was welcome. With the coaches proving themselves able managers the set ups and overall player movement was well orchestrated

 The potential 1st teamers proved a more technically gifted bunch than the second string team but both played very fiercely and the second string which housed some youthful talent played with more heart which is an intangible commodity in any football team. ‘playing for pick” which is the term used in football circles when trying to make a team proved a significant motivator

Graham rix proves to be an able man manager. From what I saw the players want to play for him and he wants to embark on this pro league adventure

Some notes on the players

Marvin Oliver and “ball pest” dictated the middle well and Marvin showed a lot of class in showing for the ball and his distribution

Tinto seemed a bit out of depth and unwilling to take on players and slightly overweight

Villarreal seems a classy player and scored a nice individual goal

Glen and Wolfe played well together and Wolfe in an attacking position is a torment to any backline

Simba Aberdeen and an u20 winger showed a lot of pace and ethic for the second string with the youth player grabbing himself a nice double


When I left the stadium rix had a couple of players doing push ups since he has a rule of no hands on hips all in good fun. The plan I believe was to whittle the squad down to an able 23 which I cannot imagine to be a fun process

It is unfortunate that the pro league has yet to grant central fc permission to enter. With no entry they cannot sign any players and this crew of free agents may drift away in to football oblivion
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: dreamer on August 17, 2012, 05:49:54 PM
Good stuff. Interesting read.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: asylumseeker on August 17, 2012, 06:56:15 PM
Respect, Shotta. Insight-filled.

It would be a travesty for this project to be bounced by the Pro League. As such, I don't want to entertain that thought, buh if it comes to that the group shouldn't disband.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 18, 2012, 11:23:15 AM
...Professionalism is an approach to an activity that requires, among other things, the observance of a code of ethics and conduct. Central FC is approaching players who are signed to other TTFF clubs, in particular Super League clubs, without even requesting permission the permission of said clubs to speak to said players. Right now, Sancho's side (and another "Pro" League side I will not name now) have Westside Superstarz FC under pressure for fear of losing half their side. Simba Aberdeen is a registered FC Santa Rosa player. That's called "poaching". That's illegal under FIFA statutes and discourteous by any standard. It's a jungle out here! Anything goes as long as you have the money to back it up.

But this is consistent with the behaviour of "Pro" League clubs, which have done as much for years. For all the "ole talk", that league operates like a minor league. Witness, the flurry of activity concerning Central's application mere days before the league kicks off. Indeed, any good minor league has a deadline for applications.

Of course, the players involved are hardly blameless. They are registered with one team and talking to and trying out with another. "Professional" football indeed...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Cocorite on August 18, 2012, 12:48:33 PM
Hear yuh President. But why name Central FC and refrain from naming the other "poaching" club?

Not that you should name any!

Professionalism in T&T like anywhere else will be as good as the enforcement of checks and balances. . .
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 18, 2012, 12:58:16 PM
..."Hear yuh President. But why name Central FC and refrain from naming the other "poaching" club? Not that you should name any!
Professionalism in T&T like anywhere else will be as good as the enforcement of checks and balances. . .


No need to. This thread is about Central but ALL the "Pro" League clubs do it. So what? If nobody enforces the right thing then we could ignore someone doing the wrong? Right and wrong are not matters of convenience. If you in favour of Sancho forming a team at the drop of a hat that's fine. But that doesn't mean that you should ignore professional ethics and practice..
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: asylumseeker on August 18, 2012, 01:15:01 PM
...Professionalism is an approach to an activity that requires, among other things, the observance of a code of ethics and conduct. Central FC is approaching players who are signed to other TTFF clubs, in particular Super League clubs, without even requesting permission the permission of said clubs to speak to said players. Right now, Sancho's side (and another "Pro" League side I will not name now) have Westside Superstarz FC under pressure for fear of losing half their side. Simba Aberdeen is a registered FC Santa Rosa player. That's called "poaching". That's illegal under FIFA statutes and discourteous by any standard. It's a jungle out here! Anything goes as long as you have the money to back it up.

But this is consistent with the behaviour of "Pro" League clubs, which have done as much for years. For all the "ole talk", that league operates like a minor league. Witness, the flurry of activity concerning Central's application mere days before the league kicks off. Indeed, any good minor league has a deadline for applications.

Of course, the players involved are hardly blameless. They are registered with one team and talking to and trying out with another. "Professional" football indeed...

Great outline of the malady. How do you propose treating it generally? And, how have you addressed the issue with respect to your club?
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 18, 2012, 01:36:38 PM
..."Great outline of the malady. How do you propose treating it generally? And, how have you addressed the issue with respect to your club?"...

...For starters: 1) Contracts for non-amateur/professional players that all parties must respect, 2) Enforcement of same by all leagues and TTFF, including standardized transfer and registration deadlines, guidelines for approach to contracted players and penalties for broaching of same, 3) Mandatory payment of a development fee for Under 23 players, according to FIFA guidelines, which is something the TTFF and the "Pro" league have consistently refused to enact. But the TTFF don't care and the "Pro" League clubs have no desire to "self-police" their predatory behaviour. They are just as dis-organized as the TTFF but fly "under the radar" of public criticism because people generally want the concept of full-time professional football in TnT to succeed, which BTW, it can't...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2012, 01:46:35 PM
..."Hear yuh President. But why name Central FC and refrain from naming the other "poaching" club? Not that you should name any!
Professionalism in T&T like anywhere else will be as good as the enforcement of checks and balances. . .


No need to. This thread is about Central but ALL the "Pro" League clubs do it. So what? If nobody enforces the right thing then we could ignore someone doing the wrong? Right and wrong are not matters of convenience. If you in favour of Sancho forming a team at the drop of a hat that's fine. But that doesn't mean that you should ignore professional ethics and practice..

The problem is that you coming off like yuh have an axe to grind against Central FC.  If you have all the answers then why isn't FC Santa Rosa doing better under your hand?
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 18, 2012, 02:18:19 PM
"...The problem is that you coming off like yuh have an axe to grind against Central FC.  If you have all the answers then why isn't FC Santa Rosa doing better under your hand?"...

That's a response that clouds an issue and blocks progress. Is there anything I have said in terms of proper procedure and standards that is incorrect? This is nothing to do with personalities or politics. But this IS "sweet TnT", where so many people can't separate issues and move at warp speed from discussing an issue to personal attack.

That said, FC Santa Rosa is a club of twenty years standing (1992-2012). One of only two Super League clubs to field a team in all three youth divisions of the Super League competition, (Joe Public FC being the other), in 2012 Santa Rosa finished 2nd in the Under 14 division, 3rd in the Under 16 and joint first in the Under 18 (the final was never played). The club has fielded a senior team only since 2010 when a men's team was formed from its 2009 Super League Under 17 title-winning team and entered in the Eastern FA's first division. This team duly won the competition and was promoted to the EFA's premier division, which the team won in 2011, along with promotion to the 2012 Super League. In other words, the club moved from youth football to Super League membership in two seasons (2010-2011). This is unheard of. Indeed, so many clubs have attempted repeatedly over the years to move from regional football to the Super League. Santa Rosa achieved this in its first Champion of Champions tournament. Note well, the club currently sits fifth in the 12-team standings ahead of tomorrow's round of matches.

FC Santa Rosa also runs a football school for players aged six to seventeen, and has a community outreach programme, a social development programme for players and their family members, and works with young offenders. Currently, Santa Rosa provides the captain of the national Under 20 team, Duane Muckette, who plays with the club's senior team, and the second leading scorer of the national Under 17 team in the recently-concluded CFU qualifying tournament, Kishun Seecharan. Note well, Muckette joined the club at six, and Seecharan at age ten.

FYI, Santa Rosa has a very current website (www.1stfcsantarosa.com) and facebook page (1.fc santa rosa). Maybe you should look them up. The club has formed several partnerships with commercial entities. Again, check the website. Finally, over the twenty years Santa Rosa has facilitated in-numerable foreign scholarships for young players, to both high school and university. Indeed, Santa Rosa may be the only club in TnT to offer an annual challenge trophy for "Student-Player of the Year". Many of the young men involved in this programme have returned to TnT with their degree(s) to contribute to society and the club.

Clearly, none of this SUCCESS would be possible in the absence of an effective organizational structure and dedicated personnel. I don't understand your question about Santa Rosa's performance, therefore. The yard stick you use falls short by some measure. See how much I know about Santa Rosa? You should try to follow football. So let me repeat - this has NOTHING to do with like or dislike for Sancho or anyone else. You should not express dodgy opinions and not ask irrelevant questions...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 18, 2012, 02:35:16 PM
...Professionalism is an approach to an activity that requires, among other things, the observance of a code of ethics and conduct. Central FC is approaching players who are signed to other TTFF clubs, in particular Super League clubs, without even requesting permission the permission of said clubs to speak to said players. Right now, Sancho's side (and another "Pro" League side I will not name now) have Westside Superstarz FC under pressure for fear of losing half their side. Simba Aberdeen is a registered FC Santa Rosa player. That's called "poaching". That's illegal under FIFA statutes and discourteous by any standard. It's a jungle out here! Anything goes as long as you have the money to back it up.

But this is consistent with the behaviour of "Pro" League clubs, which have done as much for years. For all the "ole talk", that league operates like a minor league. Witness, the flurry of activity concerning Central's application mere days before the league kicks off. Indeed, any good minor league has a deadline for applications.

Of course, the players involved are hardly blameless. They are registered with one team and talking to and trying out with another. "Professional" football indeed...

I understand your concerns, Mr President. However, it is not practical to contact all of the amateur clubs from whom the 50 or so players who arrived to the try outs on their own initiative. It is, in fact, the players responsibility to inform their clubs that they are trying out for another team. As far as I'm aware, no member of the club management has instigated an approach to any player from another club with the intent of "poaching" a player.

Of course, no player has been signed to a contract as Central F.C. are not as yet a Pro League club. However, it is apparent that the players are interested in being paid for playing and that they are attracted by the coaching regime at the club. 
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 18, 2012, 02:40:36 PM
...Ahhh, I see. Don't ask, don't tell. Right?. Well, sorry, but I believe a responsible (potential) employer checks for relevant information - like: What's your resume? Do you currently work (play) else where? Are you available to work (play) with us? These should be the FIRST questions to be asked. And coaching regime has little, if anything, to do with it. If you offer money - men coming running. Sorry...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2012, 02:48:05 PM
"...The problem is that you coming off like yuh have an axe to grind against Central FC.  If you have all the answers then why isn't FC Santa Rosa doing better under your hand?"...

That's a response that clouds an issue and blocks progress. Is there anything I have said in terms of proper procedure and standards that is incorrect? This is nothing to do with personalities or politics. But this IS "sweet TnT", where so many people can't separate issues and move at warp speed from discussing an issue to personal attack.

"personal attack" you say? Methinks the lady doth protest too much...

Is FC Santa Rosa in the Pro League?  Is that not one of it's aspirations... or allyuh happy in de so-called 'Super League'?  If the answer is "no, we would like to get to the Pro League"... then my question is valid.  Why haven't you?  This is what I meant by my question, which you interpreted as a "personal attack".  You've now gone on ad nauseaum about why Central FC shouldn't be allowed in the Pro League because of slip shod procedures etc.  Yes, yes... we know, we heard you the first five times.  Procedures should be streamlined and followed etc... just look at the EPL and MLS etc... yes, we know.  But the PFL not there on that levell yet and understandably there will be growing pains, and as such there will be flexible procedures in place as necessary.  To hear you tell it, being flexible is akin to ad hoc or no procedure at all... which is far from the case.  Hence my comment... but feel free to interpret it as a personal attack if it makes you feel better.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2012, 02:51:57 PM
...Ahhh, I see. Don't ask, don't tell. Right?. Well, sorry, but I believe a responsible (potential) employer checks for relevant information - like: What's your resume? Do you currently work (play) else where? Are you available to work (play) with us? These should be the FIRST questions to be asked. And coaching regime has little, if anything, to do with it. If you offer money - men coming running. Sorry...

Now you just talking shit.  You made very callous remarks about Central FC "approaching" players under contract to other PFL clubs.  Now it has been clarified that the club has not approached anyone, but held open tryouts, you trying to shift the goalpost to say that the club should invest time and resource into checking the 'resume' and background of every player before they allowed to tryout?  Not even in MLS they do that.. you look into the background once you determine an interest in the player, not willy nilly.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 18, 2012, 03:05:11 PM
...Let's be clear. I never said Central should not be admitted to the "Pro" League. Find the quote where I do so and I will eat my words.

The TT "Pro" League is arbitrary in its operation, is on life support, and has been holding on for years. I will not discuss FC Santa Rosa's ambitions but it is clear that this league bumps from crisis to crisis and is highly unstable. Witness, Ma Pau, Southend, Starworld, Khelwaas, Fire, Tobago United, etc...Without the State teams and State support, such as it is, the league would have died of natural causes some time ago. Your argument about being "flexible" (and FS' argument for a "don't ask, don't tell" policy to recruitment) make perfect camouflage for a variety of ills and "mis-deeds" in local football. Nothing personal but I feel allyuh like the thing just so as long as allyuh could benefit from it. LOL...

The Super League, by contrast, is a league of community-based clubs. An average Super League match draws more spectators than a "Pro" League match because of this (Super Fridays being the exception, when great expense and effort are put into the event by the League - not the clubs). Let me tell you this, if I had TTD 2.5 million to invest in local football, it wouldn't be for a season in the "Pro" League. Witness the miserable saga of San Juan Jabloteh. Better to spend it on development of the grassroots game, players' personal development, community, social and educational development, infrastructure development. After spending many tens of millions Jabloteh, and the other "Pro" League clubs don't even have a training field to call their own and all their players gone.

In any event, good luck to Central and the "Pro" League, yes. There is no difference of opinion possible in TnT without personal objectives being ascribed to an opposing point of view, and without people being subjected to venom and abuse. Whatever, man...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 18, 2012, 03:06:48 PM
Bakes, Bakes, no need to come unglued man. Take it easy. LOL...All it takes is a question to the try-out attendees: "Are you now registered with another TTFF club?" See, that takes all of three seconds...

And you also ain't responding to my brief synopsis re: FC Santa Rosa pal...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2012, 04:23:19 PM
Look Loy... me saying yuh talking shit is not akin to me "coming unglued"... doh flatter yuhself, I have no dog in this fight.  Secondly, I didn't say that you said Central shouldn't be admitted, I said you said that the should not be admitted the way they are being admitted, with all this scrambling so close to the start of the season.  You can dicker with the words if you like, but parsing thru your statements that's the sum of your contention... I doh have to go look for quotes.

I also responded, even more briefly, to your "brief synopsis", pal.  Isn't getting in the ProLeague an aspiration of Santa Rosa?  Why they not in the Pro League when a "juss come" like Central on the verge of being admitted?  Yes, yes... yuh contend they well-run, etc. etc.  Nice to know... but why they not doing "better".  Or allyuh reach allyuh level in de Super League?  If that is the case then fine... I have no issue with that.

See pal? I did respond.  Nothing wrong with "difference of opinion", but when yuh sounding like a broken record then yeah, man will say "this starting to sound like a grudge".  Not a statement of fact, an observation... so ease up on de belly aching about yuh cyah cricticise. Your serve.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 18, 2012, 04:41:54 PM
..."personal attack" you say? Methinks the lady doth protest too much...

Is FC Santa Rosa in the Pro League?  Is that not one of it's aspirations... or allyuh happy in de so-called 'Super League'?  If the answer is "no, we would like to get to the Pro League"... then my question is valid.  Why haven't you?  This is what I meant by my question, which you interpreted as a "personal attack".  You've now gone on ad nauseaum about why Central FC shouldn't be allowed in the Pro League because of slip shod procedures etc.
... 

...Your words Bakes boy, not mine. And your "logic" is hilarious. By your yardstick Central is doing "better" than FC Santa Rosa simply because they have applied to join the "Pro" League...and they ain't have no players, no history, no titles, nutten. In fact, they ain't even kick a ball yet!!  TTD 400'000 to REGISTER to play in a "professional" league that includes men playing for TTD one and two thousand a month and which struggles to pay prize money? You should pick that up and forget me! :rotfl: :rotfl:...OK pal. OK...Good luck to Central. Nothing against Sancho, I mean that. It's all about the lack of professional standards in the "Pro" league. Now, have the last word if you want it...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: elan on August 18, 2012, 05:27:46 PM
Man oh man..........look how things change.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2012, 05:43:15 PM
Man oh man..........look how things change.

Things eh change... he just showing he true colors.  Crabs in a barrel.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 18, 2012, 06:31:09 PM
..."personal attack" you say? Methinks the lady doth protest too much...

Is FC Santa Rosa in the Pro League?  Is that not one of it's aspirations... or allyuh happy in de so-called 'Super League'?  If the answer is "no, we would like to get to the Pro League"... then my question is valid.  Why haven't you?  This is what I meant by my question, which you interpreted as a "personal attack".  You've now gone on ad nauseaum about why Central FC shouldn't be allowed in the Pro League because of slip shod procedures etc.
... 

...Your words Bakes boy, not mine. And your "logic" is hilarious. By your yardstick Central is doing "better" than FC Santa Rosa because they have applied to join the "Pro" League...and they ain't have no players, no history, no titles. In fact, they ain't even kick a ball yet!!  :rotfl: :rotfl:...ok pal. ok...Good luck to Central. Nothing against Sancho, I mean that. It's all about the lack of professional standards in the "Pro" league. Now, have the last word if you want it...

The most positive thing that has come out of the creation of Central F.C is debates like this. The Pro League does need to be examined because it should be every players, every clubs, every supporters, Holy Grail. That's how football works. The fact that there is a glass ceiling at the top of the football pyramid is one of the causes of football's stagnation in T&T. Promotion and relegation are key incentives and they don't exist in professional football here.

We have seen that the TTFF is a closed shop and cannot be accessed by new young blood. But the Pro League can. Mr President, we have two choices: Leave things as they are and stagnate further, or bring change. You can't bring change without ruffling some feathers. That's not a bad thing because we get debates like this. You have made a lot of uninformed comments about Central F.C., and I find that unfortunate coming from a man who has such stature in the local game.

Central F.C. have not been created to play Pro League football. They have been created to develop a new template for other clubs to follow. You say Santa Rosa have achieved so much, and I agree. However, they have never gone out and brought $2.5 million of new money into T&T football. We all lament the lack of corporate involvement, yet when new money comes into the game, it's treated with disdain. The Central F.C. offering is about better coaching for players and developing better coaches for the nation. Your comment about men playing for money reveals a lot about your understanding of players. Practically every Pro League club is offering better salaries than Central. The players who have trained with Central have really bought into the coaches philosophy. They understand that he can help them improve their game, and, of course, they want to play overseas. Ask any player if he wants an extra $500 or the chance to be coached by the man who coached Zola, Vialli, Poyet, Le Saux, Wise, Petrescu, Di Matteo etc and discovered the likes of a fat 13 year old John Terry on a sunday morning. If he chooses the $500, we don't want him anyway.

Mr Rix has asked me to invite you along to a training session so that you can see how we train, and, if you like, sit down with him and the coaches and just hear our philosophy. You don't have to like us, but at least take the opportunity to see for yourself if this is a better way to move forward.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: elan on August 18, 2012, 06:45:47 PM
We would have gone from one jack to another. Yuh does really see men true colors eh. SMH

FS, alyuh doh study noboidy eh, press on.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: president on August 18, 2012, 07:13:53 PM
...FS, it's not a question of me liking or not liking Central, Sancho, you or anybody else. My critique is based on a desire for professional standards. Men here could talk all they want and say what they want about me. They don't even know me and I couldn't care less. Good luck to Central...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Bakes on August 18, 2012, 08:05:15 PM
We would have gone from one jack to another. Yuh does really see men true colors eh. SMH

FS, alyuh doh study noboidy eh, press on.

Remember when Look Loy responded and men here was saying that he was no different from the rest of the Warner cronies inside the TTFF?  I kinda regret arguing that he should be given the benefit of the doubt now because frankly the pettiness and tribalism I seeing coming from him now just real disappointing.  Is one thing to question the Pro League procedures, to take cheap shots at people who trying to make a difference, even if they are "competitors", just kinda unwarranted.  And no, I comfortable here in the US and far from the bacchanal, so as I say, I have no dog in the fight... I just observing.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: truetrini on August 18, 2012, 08:24:34 PM
Look Loy and others latch unto Jack's nipples like a tick in a cow's ass.

When Jack was sending he to be all kinda fifa analyst he eh walk away and say the TTFF is shit..nah..he take what he could get and when it start to fall apart he tried to grab a piece.

Doh try dat!
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: JustL9VE on August 21, 2012, 03:31:31 PM
i think you guys are being too hard on the president.

the President is correct! their should be standards and procedures in T&T football!! yes! standards for approaching potential players should be documented and adhered to, for fear of some possible financial and/or other risk. However, in my opinion, Central Fc are in the process of building a squad, and I believe they should be entitled to recruit in as fair a manner as is possible. I do not see how they could have gone about this daunting task, without contacting players. Footballers aren't registered, there isn't a database of players for potential clubs to access, or any representing body (or agent) to contact. There are no guidelines, laws, or precedent to follow in T&T football, and this is the real issue we should all be addressing.
we spend way too much time measuring cocks, and the true issue is lost!

to clear the air on player poaching! I was invited to tryout with Central fc in a casual manner, by a gentleman whom i hold in high esteem, why wouldn't I take up the challenge! I am 25 years old, and i've spent the majority of my boyhood dreaming about being a professional footballer...soo first session gone (and nobody say dont come back! HMM!) why wouldn't I be eager to attend the next one! I have not signed a document, i have not received compensation, the practice times don't clash with my club's....the only person that should kick a fuss is my employer; however, i am a 3.2/4.0 gpa marketing (and full football schol) graduate who is severely under employed, i do my job excellently yet only need half the day to do it..make me care!

I have been on many teams, mostly winning ones : QRC form 1(1 title), u14 (3 titles), Intercol (1 title). Joe Public u15 (2 titles), Super League (3 titles), Super star Rangers u16 (3 or 4 titles), Jabloteh u17, T&T National U17, Canisius College (USA), Buderim Wanderers (Australia- 1Title)...i'm a mothereffin winner lol... and i know a winning team when i see one...Do not belittle FC Santa Rosa, and the amazing work that Mr President has done. Many teams should definitely try to emulate Santa Rosa, and they should wish to be lucky enough to achieve what they have, and to churn out the players (quality and quantity) that they do!!!! FC Santa Rosa may not win the Super League this year nor next year, but i'm sure they will, and they may win it a whole lot of times!!!! one of the best for developing young players in my opinion. That being said, I was recruited to FC Santa Rosa in quite the same manner!!! I had been a registered Joe Public player for the last 2 seasons, yet i am now registered to play with FC santa rosa...a phone call and simple one pager was enough to see me play for a new team, i could not tell you whether or not the JP coach was pleased. and now i've been trying out for a pro-team, whilst registered to play super league, without the written consent of my super league team. Should this be allowed?! I think not! However, what other process is there to follow? As it stands, unless I am signed to a contract, if i feel to train with los iros united I can! Its not correct, but that is how it is....until we ALL can change it...

If you are of the view that football needs to developed from the grass roots, and emphasis needs to be placed on development...then you are totally correct!!! That is the way to move T&T football forward. However! if you believe that football can be developed from a professional level downwards...Then i'd say thats correct as well!!! That is the way to move T&T football forward.... If we stop arguing about the 'WAY' and take a look around us (head on a swivel) we would see what Mexico and Zambia has done within the last 5-6 years....Professionalism and Development work better in tandem guys... lets kill the dog fight...let that bs go out with the current regime...
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 21, 2012, 04:41:57 PM
i think you guys are being too hard on the president.

the President is correct! their should be standards and procedures in T&T football!! yes! standards for approaching potential players should be documented and adhered to, for fear of some possible financial and/or other risk. However, in my opinion, Central Fc are in the process of building a squad, and I believe they should be entitled to recruit in as fair a manner as is possible. I do not see how they could have gone about this daunting task, without contacting players. Footballers aren't registered, there isn't a database of players for potential clubs to access, or any representing body (or agent) to contact. There are no guidelines, laws, or precedent to follow in T&T football, and this is the real issue we should all be addressing.
we spend way too much time measuring cocks, and the true issue is lost!

to clear the air on player poaching! I was invited to tryout with Central fc in a casual manner, by a gentleman whom i hold in high esteem, why wouldn't I take up the challenge! I am 25 years old, and i've spent the majority of my boyhood dreaming about being a professional footballer...soo first session gone (and nobody say dont come back! HMM!) why wouldn't I be eager to attend the next one! I have not signed a document, i have not received compensation, the practice times don't clash with my club's....the only person that should kick a fuss is my employer; however, i am a 3.2/4.0 gpa marketing (and full football schol) graduate who is severely under employed, i do my job excellently yet only need half the day to do it..make me care!

I have been on many teams, mostly winning ones : QRC form 1(1 title), u14 (3 titles), Intercol (1 title). Joe Public u15 (2 titles), Super League (3 titles), Super star Rangers u16 (3 or 4 titles), Jabloteh u17, T&T National U17, Canisius College (USA), Buderim Wanderers (Australia- 1Title)...i'm a mothereffin winner lol... and i know a winning team when i see one...Do not belittle FC Santa Rosa, and the amazing work that Mr President has done. Many teams should definitely try to emulate Santa Rosa, and they should wish to be lucky enough to achieve what they have, and to churn out the players (quality and quantity) that they do!!!! FC Santa Rosa may not win the Super League this year nor next year, but i'm sure they will, and they may win it a whole lot of times!!!! one of the best for developing young players in my opinion. That being said, I was recruited to FC Santa Rosa in quite the same manner!!! I had been a registered Joe Public player for the last 2 seasons, yet i am now registered to play with FC santa rosa...a phone call and simple one pager was enough to see me play for a new team, i could not tell you whether or not the JP coach was pleased. and now i've been trying out for a pro-team, whilst registered to play super league, without the written consent of my super league team. Should this be allowed?! I think not! However, what other process is there to follow? As it stands, unless I am signed to a contract, if i feel to train with los iros united I can! Its not correct, but that is how it is....until we ALL can change it...

If you are of the view that football needs to developed from the grass roots, and emphasis needs to be placed on development...then you are totally correct!!! That is the way to move T&T football forward. However! if you believe that football can be developed from a professional level downwards...Then i'd say thats correct as well!!! That is the way to move T&T football forward.... If we stop arguing about the 'WAY' and take a look around us (head on a swivel) we would see what Mexico and Zambia has done within the last 5-6 years....Professionalism and Development work better in tandem guys... lets kill the dog fight...let that bs go out with the current regime...

 :beermug: lol @ "Head on a swivel"   ;)
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Sam on August 21, 2012, 06:04:59 PM
i think you guys are being too hard on the president.

the President is correct! their should be standards and procedures in T&T football!! yes! standards for approaching potential players should be documented and adhered to, for fear of some possible financial and/or other risk. However, in my opinion, Central Fc are in the process of building a squad, and I believe they should be entitled to recruit in as fair a manner as is possible. I do not see how they could have gone about this daunting task, without contacting players. Footballers aren't registered, there isn't a database of players for potential clubs to access, or any representing body (or agent) to contact. There are no guidelines, laws, or precedent to follow in T&T football, and this is the real issue we should all be addressing.
we spend way too much time measuring cocks, and the true issue is lost!

to clear the air on player poaching! I was invited to tryout with Central fc in a casual manner, by a gentleman whom i hold in high esteem, why wouldn't I take up the challenge! I am 25 years old, and i've spent the majority of my boyhood dreaming about being a professional footballer...soo first session gone (and nobody say dont come back! HMM!) why wouldn't I be eager to attend the next one! I have not signed a document, i have not received compensation, the practice times don't clash with my club's....the only person that should kick a fuss is my employer; however, i am a 3.2/4.0 gpa marketing (and full football schol) graduate who is severely under employed, i do my job excellently yet only need half the day to do it..make me care!

I have been on many teams, mostly winning ones : QRC form 1(1 title), u14 (3 titles), Intercol (1 title). Joe Public u15 (2 titles), Super League (3 titles), Super star Rangers u16 (3 or 4 titles), Jabloteh u17, T&T National U17, Canisius College (USA), Buderim Wanderers (Australia- 1Title)...i'm a mothereffin winner lol... and i know a winning team when i see one...Do not belittle FC Santa Rosa, and the amazing work that Mr President has done. Many teams should definitely try to emulate Santa Rosa, and they should wish to be lucky enough to achieve what they have, and to churn out the players (quality and quantity) that they do!!!! FC Santa Rosa may not win the Super League this year nor next year, but i'm sure they will, and they may win it a whole lot of times!!!! one of the best for developing young players in my opinion. That being said, I was recruited to FC Santa Rosa in quite the same manner!!! I had been a registered Joe Public player for the last 2 seasons, yet i am now registered to play with FC santa rosa...a phone call and simple one pager was enough to see me play for a new team, i could not tell you whether or not the JP coach was pleased. and now i've been trying out for a pro-team, whilst registered to play super league, without the written consent of my super league team. Should this be allowed?! I think not! However, what other process is there to follow? As it stands, unless I am signed to a contract, if i feel to train with los iros united I can! Its not correct, but that is how it is....until we ALL can change it...

If you are of the view that football needs to developed from the grass roots, and emphasis needs to be placed on development...then you are totally correct!!! That is the way to move T&T football forward. However! if you believe that football can be developed from a professional level downwards...Then i'd say thats correct as well!!! That is the way to move T&T football forward.... If we stop arguing about the 'WAY' and take a look around us (head on a swivel) we would see what Mexico and Zambia has done within the last 5-6 years....Professionalism and Development work better in tandem guys... lets kill the dog fight...let that bs go out with the current regime...

Nice going youthman, ah wish yuh all de best.

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: amwood on August 21, 2012, 09:48:05 PM
Fellas, in an attempt to paint a realistic picture of some of what happens within the day to day developments of an aspiring pro team in Trinidad, I took the opportunity to document some of the good (previous 2 videos), but also some of the bad. Some days are amazing, and some leave allot to be desired. This video demonstrates just that - a bad day at the "office" and the reaction of an entire staff pushing for higher standards....I have been given allot of access to the inner workings of this particular team, and will continue to document what I can about the struggles and successes involved with an aspiring pro team in Trinidad and Tobago. Let me know if there are any particular topics that fellas maybe interested in seeing, and I will do my best to address them in my coverage....Bless!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqzZCaTpO5k
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: vb on August 22, 2012, 01:19:31 AM
Amwood:

who is the two fair skin fellas at the front of the group?

Who is the eye candy you throw in at the end. Or you just throw she in  ;D

Is there an actual owner of Central FC?

VB
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on August 22, 2012, 02:41:33 AM
young fella in red is jack weedon..trini/brit, just finished school abroad and decided to come home and try the football there
Title: Sancho confident of Central FC being accepted into the Pro League
Post by: Tallman on August 22, 2012, 05:02:19 AM
Sancho confident of Central FC being accepted into the Pro League
Central FC Media


“We will be competing in the Pro League this season” That’s the message from Central F.C. Managing Director, Brent Sancho concerning the club’s application to join T&T’s professional football league. “We’ve had lots of discussions with Dexter Skeene and members of the board and I believe it’s now just a formality”

Sancho explained that the Pro League are now very cautious about admitting new teams as there have been instances of teams running out of funding before the season has ended. “Obviously, the financial stability of league clubs is just as important to Central F.C. as it is to the existing Pro League clubs. These clubs have invested an awful lot of money into the league over the years and, understandably, they are very protective of the brand. One of the positive elements of new teams like Central F.C. joining the league is that we can bring fresh management concepts to support the leagues longevity.”

Meanwhile, The Sharks new Head Coach, former Arsenal captain, Graham Rix, took a trip to Larry Gomes stadium on Sunday as part of Central F.C.s community programme. The stadium was the venue for the Haywood Cup 7 a side tournament that saw teams from across the country competing in a stadium tournament. Rix, who spotted England defender John Terry as a 13 year old at a youth tournament in London while Chelsea youth team coach, wanted to take this opportunity to check out the local talent.

“Of course, professional football is all about results” said Rix “But my real passion is in developing potential. I have already seen that there are some footballers in T&T with great ability. But if they want to play at a higher level outside of the Caribbean, there is still much to learn.”

Rix, who was assistant to Chelsea Managers, Ruud Gulitt and Gianluca Vialli said that people shouldn’t expect to see fireworks at Central F.C. “The players we have at Central are very accomplished and many have played in the Pro League and internationally. They don’t need big changes made in their game. I suppose that what I can offer them is the subtle, yet important little things that can take their game to the next level. They’re a great bunch of lads and I’m really enjoying the training sessions”

Rix made a short speech before the winners of the Haywood Cup received their trophies, encouraging young people to spend more time involved with sport.

“It’s a theme that we will continue throughout the year” said Operations Director, Kevin Harrison. “Tournaments such as the Haywood Cup need more support. There are teams here from all over the country and it gives people the chance to socialise and have fun with people they would not usually meet.”

Harrison said that one of the reasons that The Sharks wanted to support this event was because teams were playing against other regions for the first time.

“With the zonal leagues etc, players don’t always get to play against footballers from other areas. Today we saw teams from all over Trinidad with San Fernando finally beating La Horquetta in the final. All credit goes to the organisers and the teams taking part”

Harrison said that Central F.C. will be aiming to devise many community projects in the Central Region over the coming months.

“We want to support the Central community, and we will ensure that we make ourselves visible. We are keen to partner with local businesses to develop a big programme of community projects. We hope that everyone from the Region will get behind us and support the club this season” said Harrison 

Anyone wishing to contact the club can email them at info.centralfc@gmail.com
Title: Re: Sancho confident of Central FC being accepted into the Pro League
Post by: vb on August 22, 2012, 06:30:10 AM
Mods,

please merge this thread.  ;D

VB
Title: Re: Sancho confident of Central FC being accepted into the Pro League
Post by: Bakes on August 22, 2012, 01:06:05 PM
Mods,

please merge this thread.  ;D

VB

...and re-title the other one, lol
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: vb on August 22, 2012, 04:12:11 PM
I curious.

Who really own this club?

Sancho keep saying "We." But is there a collective ownership or is there a sole individual.

VB
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: amwood on August 22, 2012, 07:18:28 PM
Amwood:

who is the two fair skin fellas at the front of the group?

Who is the eye candy you throw in at the end. Or you just throw she in  ;D

Is there an actual owner of Central FC?

VB

There are allot of lookers around this team :-)
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Tallman on August 29, 2012, 02:07:48 PM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/527865_499609643401047_1871042537_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 29, 2012, 06:42:00 PM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/527865_499609643401047_1871042537_n.jpg)
:beermug: Thanks, Tallman. How many tickets yuh want?  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on August 31, 2012, 10:37:35 AM

Sancho’s ‘Sharks’ go back to school
Trinidad Guardian
Published: Friday, August 31, 2012

 
Just a week before beginning its first TT ProLeague season, Central FC is making plans off the field with “the Sharks” looking to confirm its commitment to the central region by giving the changing rooms at Presentation College, Chaguanas a facelift. “Presentation College have been really supportive of Central FC,” said Central managing director Brent Sancho. “The principal, Mr Ribeiro has allowed us to use the fields here for our training sessions and his staff have been fantastic.” Although the newly formed club is training at several locations, they consider Presentation College to be the home base. “To be fair, everyone we have approached in the region has been very excited about having a professional team in Central and have been very helpful to us,” said Sancho. “The Sharks” decided that they wanted to show appreciation to the school for hosting the club and decided to refurbish the schools’ changing rooms. “Our players and staff will be repainting the changing rooms in both the colours of Presentation College and Central FC. We have plumbers coming in to put in new shower units and new toilets and we will also be installing an industrial washer and dryer so that the school can wash their uniforms on site, (ultimately) saving them time and money.”
 
 
The club will be meeting with the Pro League administrators on Monday to pay their league application fees. “It’s been a long and frustrating process,” said Manager, Norris Ferguson. “But we’re now fully focused on competing in this seasons Pro League.”  Ferguson said that the club has had to delay certain protocols while they have been waiting to join the Pro League. “Until we could actually say that we are officially a Pro League club, we have not been able to write contracts or register players,” said Ferguson, who is also a Concacaf match commissioner and is due to oversee upcoming World Cup qualifying games. “We have held back from formally meeting with Central Zone administrators and have also been unable to meet with sponsors. However, after Monday the whole staff will be working around the clock to make up for lost time.”
 
 
The club has already begun to make itself known in the central region, and will be supported the SIS Industrial Football League Finals last night at the Plipdeco Ground, Point Lisas, where several Central players and staff will play an exhibition game before the final. Also in attendance to add some glamour will be the Sharkettes, Central FC’s promotion girls. And on Saturday September 15, the Sharks will launch their first of several fund-raising boat cruises. Leaving Port of Spain at midnight, the Chutney Cruise is bound to be a popular event, giving supporters the chance to lime with the club’s players and staff with tickets costing only $150. “We have much that we want to achieve off the field” said Operations Director, Kevin Harrison. “We have lots of willing volunteers and Point Lisas Industrial Hardware, one of our initial sponsors, has been very supportive. Once we have officially gained Pro League status, we will be able to finalise several other sponsorship deals, including our shirt sponsorship.”

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on August 31, 2012, 10:44:23 AM
Good stuff!!  Little things like this can go a long way to building both finacial and crowd support from within the community.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: dreamer on August 31, 2012, 01:09:51 PM
Nicely. Change them by example Sancho. Show them the template for class management .... even by a newbie.
Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Flex on August 31, 2012, 05:21:47 PM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/549467_500862969942381_180265346_n.jpg)
Introducing the Central F.C. Sharkettes!!— at Point Lisas.

Title: Re: Sancho launches Central FC
Post by: Football supporter on September 01, 2012, 06:59:13 AM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/549467_500862969942381_180265346_n.jpg)
Introducing the Central F.C. Sharkettes!!— at Point Lisas.



More pics here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.500862906609054.128798.494826560546022&type=1
Title: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Tallman on September 06, 2012, 12:52:04 PM
Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Central FC Media


Central F.C. have become the newest members of the TT Pro League according to the club’s Managing Director, Brent Sancho.

“We received confirmation from Pro League CEO, Dexter Skeene, who called us to welcome us to the league. It was a great moment for all associated with the club”

Sancho said that the phone call was followed up with an official letter of welcome from Mr Skeene. “It’s been very frustrating at times, but now we can focus on competing in the league” said Sancho

The club will now be able to officially register players and offer them contracts. “Obviously, we’ve completed most of the discussions already so it’s just a matter of putting pen to paper.

I’d like to publicly thank the players and staff for their patience. Although we’ve tried to reassure them, the boys have been training for 6 weeks without any guarantee of employment. Their professional attitude is to be applauded” said Sancho.

Head Coach, Graham Rix said “The morale of the guys has been remarkably good, considering the uncertainty. My staff have been superb under stressful circumstances and have worked hard to keep a positive mentality in the squad.”

Rix has been impressed with the performances from the players and the way they have adapted to his coaching style. “I suppose my style is unlike any they have experienced before, but there’s no magic involved, just continually focusing on the basics.

They’re a nice bunch of lads and we do have a laugh in training. It’s important that they enjoy the sessions, and you don’t have to be a drill instructor to get the best from footballers.”

But Rix is certain that the Sharks will be a team that clubs won’t enjoy playing against. “I haven’t really seen much of the opposition. I’ve watched Caledonia and W.Connection in their CONCACAF games, but I’m sure their style will be different in domestic games.

Our aim is to make it difficult for teams to play their own game. This season, for us, is about laying foundations and developing players to their potential.”

Operations Director, Kevin Harrison said “Now we’re over this hurdle, we can push on. We need to organize the players registrations and promote ourselves in the Central Region. We need to formerly introduce the club to the Central F.A. and TTFF and begin to plan for home games and events” 

Harrison said that several companies had approached the club to enquire about sponsorship opportunities. “It’s nice when sponsors approach us” said Harrison “By next week, we should have several deals completed. Some of the brands are new to football, and it’s nice to bring new money into the game.”

Harrison said that there is already great momentum behind the club, with over 4,000 visitors per week to their facebook page. “I think people especially like CENTRAL F.C. TV on You Tube.

For the first time in T&T, people get to see a fly on the wall look at the workings of a professional football team. The language is a little blue at times, but that is the reality. We’re hoping to eventually get a professional film maker to build this into a polished documentary.”

Meanwhile, the club are busy promoting their first fundraising event, a chutney boat cruise on 15th September. “It’s a great chance for supporters to get to know the players and staff and it’s great value at $150” said Sancho.

“We hope to be out and about in Chaguanas and Price Plaza on Friday night with our promotion girls, The Sharkettes to promote the event and sell tickets. Tickets are also available by contacting the club directly.”

To contact Central F.C., email to info.centralfc@gmail.com or call 679 5060

Simba Aberdeen Interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qk-IT9qSEyc)

Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Tallman on September 06, 2012, 01:16:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Qk-IT9qSEyc
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: ZANDOLIE on September 06, 2012, 02:43:17 PM
Great stuff, keep that energy and enthusiasm alive and you will be a big success!  :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Bakes on September 06, 2012, 04:40:00 PM
Congrats!

Maybe organize all of this ("Sanch Introduces Central FC", "Frustrations mount for Central FC" etc.) into a "Central FC Forever Thread"... or something of the sort?
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Sam on September 06, 2012, 08:53:56 PM
Big up to Dexter Skeene

Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Big Magician on September 06, 2012, 10:06:01 PM
congrats ....well done and good luck
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: andre samuel on September 06, 2012, 10:11:23 PM
Nice interview..........ah love it!!

I hope all of these players get their registrations issues sorted
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Sando on September 07, 2012, 09:56:16 AM
Nice work Skeene...

Cant wait to see Central team.

Sancho could still play ?

Title: Meet Central FC's head coach, Graham Rix
Post by: Tallman on September 07, 2012, 11:10:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/KE9mFMmbB0E
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 07, 2012, 12:13:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/KE9mFMmbB0E

Only Tallman would have the nerve to ask the man who missed a penalty in the European Cup Winners Cup Final, if his team is practising penalties  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Cocorite on September 07, 2012, 12:22:48 PM
Looking good. Thanks for the vids. Wishing Central FC the best.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 07, 2012, 12:25:25 PM
details of Rix's Arsenal career....

http://www.arsenal.com/history/profiles/570/graham-rix
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: soccerman on September 07, 2012, 07:09:42 PM
Congrats FS and Brent, your hard work and determination in forming the club and getting into the pro league has paid off...all the best this season :beermug:

P.S. If you want me to come down for a trial just contact my people and we'll talk ;D
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 07, 2012, 09:14:02 PM
Congrats FS and Brent, your hard work and determination in forming the club and getting into the pro league has paid off...all the best this season :beermug:

P.S. If you want me to come down for a trial just contact my people and we'll talk ;D

 :beermug: Come down mate...we're looking for a man to mark out the field  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: soccerman on September 07, 2012, 10:01:26 PM
Congrats FS and Brent, your hard work and determination in forming the club and getting into the pro league has paid off...all the best this season :beermug:

P.S. If you want me to come down for a trial just contact my people and we'll talk ;D

 :beermug: Come down mate...we're looking for a man to mark out the field  :rotfl:

Dias what I talk bout :wavetowel:
Title: One on one with Kevin Jeffrey
Post by: Tallman on September 07, 2012, 10:31:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Q5MMKcTNxRU
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Flex on September 08, 2012, 08:26:06 AM
Skeene welcomes Central FC to Pro League.
T&T Newsday Reports.


DEXTER SKEENE, chief executive officer (CEO) of the TT Pro League, has welcomed Central FC to the fold, ahead of the 2012-2013 season.

“We want to welcome our newest addition, Central FC,” said Skeene, in a story on the Pro League website. “They (Central) have been approved. The Board has looked at all of the different aspects of the application.

“They have passed all the financial and administrative requirements and we are looking forward to have them participate for the 2012-2013 TT Pro League season.”

Central FC, which goes by the nickname ‘The Sharks’, will be coached by former England and Arsenal player Graham Rix, while former TT defender Brent Sancho will serve as the team’s managing director.

Central FC will join reigning champions DIRECTV W Connection, TTEC FC, Caledonia AIA, Defence Force, Police, North East Stars and St Ann’s Rangers as the eight participating team, but four-time League kings San Juan Jabloteh, will be out of the forthcoming season due to financial constraints.

“Jabloteh continue to look at financing opportunities,” stated Skeene. “They are looking for partners. As soon as they have gotten all of the different aspects together, they will rejoin the TT Pro League family and we are looking forward to have them continue for the 2013-2014 season.”

With the season set to begin today at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium with Digicel Pro League Champion, W Connection against last season’s Digicel Pro Bowl winner, Defence Force in the Digicel Charity Shield which kicks off from 5 pm.

“We are very excited,” expressed Skeene over the start of the season. “We are looking forward to an action packed season. We have a lot of new initiatives in store for our fans. It’s strategically on increasing the attendance at the games.

“It’s about improving the game day atmosphere ensuring the people who attend want to come back to the TT Pro League action,” continued Skeene.

“It’s about the communities, it’s about us linking with all of the fans and ensuring that we reach out to our target audiences, and improve, and strive to ensure that the quality of football in Trinidad and Tobago continues to reach to higher heights.”

The 2012-2013 Digicel Pro League Championship kicks off with matches on September 15 and 16.

Title: Anthony Wolfe: From North East to Central
Post by: Tallman on September 08, 2012, 11:43:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/EtryP09bOl8
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: elan on September 08, 2012, 07:47:53 PM
Ah done like alyuh page on FB....see gyul done begging for players bio.  :devil:
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 08, 2012, 10:16:43 PM
Ah done like alyuh page on FB....see gyul done begging for players bio.  :devil:

Well, we only signed the players on Friday, so they will be up soon! Hoping to provide video bios.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: asylumseeker on September 09, 2012, 04:40:11 AM
Niceness all rong. Good wuk on the vids. Congrats to Central FC!!!! Give thx and do allyuh ting!
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Palmer on September 09, 2012, 06:13:00 AM
Link me if yall want a Public Relations/ Marketing personnel
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 09, 2012, 07:54:01 AM
Link me if yall want a Public Relations/ Marketing personnel

Count yourself hired! However, the salary is $0 and the hours long! Unfortunately, as important as we consider marketing and promotion, most of the budget goes on the football side of the operation! We have 3 very experienced volunteers, and you are welcome to join the gang, but there is no short term financial reward, unfortunately. But I guarantee that you will learn more in 3 months than in 12 months at business school!
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Jack Horner on September 09, 2012, 08:47:14 AM
To many wolves in sheep clothing right here on this site.

Central FC has had great support from socawarriors.net website and yet they decided to take their business to wired868 and be a sponsor with them.

Flex, be careful, there are wolves among us, not Sharks, Kevin wants volenteer to work for Central FC free meanwhile he's not working for free and use the socawarriors.net to get his info and news out.

I do not care who vex with my comment, but I am right. And they have the nerve to talk about Jack.

Jack will rise again and the world will beg for him to come back and I hope he says NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 09, 2012, 09:50:58 AM
To many wolves in sheep clothing right here on this site.

Central FC has had great support from socawarriors.net website and yet they decided to take their business to wired868 and be a sponsor with them.

Flex, be careful, there are wolves among us, not Sharks, Kevin wants volenteer to work for Central FC free meanwhile he's not working for free and use the socawarriors.net to get his info and news out.

I do not care who vex with my comment, but I am right. And they have the nerve to talk about Jack.

Jack will rise again and the world will beg for him to come back and I hope he says NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Of course I get paid. And as I clearly stated, we have no budget for additional staff. Hence, if people wish to volunteer, we would be grateful.

See, unlike a certain government minister who you seem very close to, we don't have to pay people to help us. People want to help because they believe in what we're doing. As long as we respect them, involve them, they enjoy being a part of something exciting.  And, of course, as things get better financially, there may well be salaries or stipends.

As for Wired 868 vs SW.Net, there is no issue. Central F.C. have assisted Lasana in obtaining sponsors, so in gratitude, our logo is on the site. Unfortunately, we can't afford to buy a paper to get our views heard.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: maxg on September 09, 2012, 10:23:41 AM
2 things when my supporters Jersey becoming available (titled "maxg"), have to make arrangements for someone to pickup..
and where is the I-site ? :waiting:
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 09, 2012, 11:20:22 AM
2 things when my supporters Jersey becoming available (titled "maxg"), have to make arrangements for someone to pickup..
and where is the I-site ? :waiting:

I doubt if we'll have replica jerseys this season. I know this will attract criticism, but we literally can't afford to purchase extra shirts that don't sell. It's our aim to develop the relationship with Adidas to solve the issue.
Another problem is the taxes payable when the shirts reach T&T. The next problem is that we have to import them, print the logos etc and then export them to those overseas, while keeping them affordable. I imagine we can offer shirts at around TT$300, which isn't bad, but we have to create demand first and will have to build in shipping costs. Then there's the issue about how many to order and in which sizes.

We really do want people wearing the shirts, but it's just too early for us to resolve these issues at the moment.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: maxg on September 09, 2012, 12:16:58 PM
2 things when my supporters Jersey becoming available (titled "maxg"), have to make arrangements for someone to pickup..
and where is the I-site ? :waiting:

I doubt if we'll have replica jerseys this season. I know this will attract criticism, but we literally can't afford to purchase extra shirts that don't sell. It's our aim to develop the relationship with Adidas to solve the issue.
Another problem is the taxes payable when the shirts reach T&T. The next problem is that we have to import them, print the logos etc and then export them to those overseas, while keeping them affordable. I imagine we can offer shirts at around TT$300, which isn't bad, but we have to create demand first and will have to build in shipping costs. Then there's the issue about how many to order and in which sizes.

We really do want people wearing the shirts, but it's just too early for us to resolve these issues at the moment.

so wait, it don't have no local jersey manufacturers..big Carnival costume making country, and we can't make some football replica jerseys, or quality football uniforms for that matter..what, the breeze might take it on the stage ??.mine doh have to be no adidas or no brand...as a matter of fact I woulda settle for a mzChaguanas seamstress....if adidas is not yet sponsoring you, don't use adidas..it must have local jersery ppl, provides work and maybe support...u saying the quality that bad  or non-existent? Of Course i understand that is not the priority now, take yuh time..but unless brand supporting, later for brand, that goes for product & ppl, outside your present area of operation.
I'm sure yáll know best, handle the direct club stuff 1st...we outsiders can wait...ps: don't sell yuh jersey at no cost, should be a markup..put me on the list anyway...
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: D.H.W on September 09, 2012, 12:19:59 PM
Not good quality you getting local. Some grimey looking thing
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: maxg on September 09, 2012, 01:53:18 PM
Not good quality you getting local. Some grimey looking thing
really ? wow...so how dem managing to stay in business ? who dem selling too ? maybe if everybody make an effort to give & demand quality, everybody could operate on a more professional level ? or we have to continue going foreign for everything ? players too !
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: D.H.W on September 09, 2012, 02:24:32 PM
Not good quality you getting local. Some grimey looking thing
really ? wow...so how dem managing to stay in business ? who dem selling too ? maybe if everybody make an effort to give & demand quality, everybody could operate on a more professional level ? or we have to continue going foreign for everything ? players too !

Smaller teams, youth teams. That's where the money coming. Who knows why the quality low, by now i would of expected Rossi to be a major player in cloths yet they at the same standard years now.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 09, 2012, 06:16:54 PM
Not good quality you getting local. Some grimey looking thing
really ? wow...so how dem managing to stay in business ? who dem selling too ? maybe if everybody make an effort to give & demand quality, everybody could operate on a more professional level ? or we have to continue going foreign for everything ? players too !

Smaller teams, youth teams. That's where the money coming. Who knows why the quality low, by now i would of expected Rossi to be a major player in cloths yet they at the same standard years now.

We actually looked at this closely. We even thought about approaching the Govt for subsidies. The problem is quite simple: the material is too expensive to import. By the time you've added in labour and created stock, the items become too expensive. In order for the local manufacturer to sell the items at a price that the market (which is mainly schools, youth groups etc) can afford, they have to buy in lesser quality cloth than most adults would like. Hence, buying overseas. China and India's labour costs are so low and they manufacture in such large quantities, it's impossible for local manufacturers to compete. 
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Jack Horner on September 09, 2012, 06:36:18 PM
To many wolves in sheep clothing right here on this site.

Central FC has had great support from socawarriors.net website and yet they decided to take their business to wired868 and be a sponsor with them.

Flex, be careful, there are wolves among us, not Sharks, Kevin wants volenteer to work for Central FC free meanwhile he's not working for free and use the socawarriors.net to get his info and news out.

I do not care who vex with my comment, but I am right. And they have the nerve to talk about Jack.

Jack will rise again and the world will beg for him to come back and I hope he says NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Of course I get paid. And as I clearly stated, we have no budget for additional staff. Hence, if people wish to volunteer, we would be grateful.

See, unlike a certain government minister who you seem very close to, we don't have to pay people to help us. People want to help because they believe in what we're doing. As long as we respect them, involve them, they enjoy being a part of something exciting.  And, of course, as things get better financially, there may well be salaries or stipends.

As for Wired 868 vs SW.Net, there is no issue. Central F.C. have assisted Lasana in obtaining sponsors, so in gratitude, our logo is on the site. Unfortunately, we can't afford to buy a paper to get our views heard.

Glad to hear you assisted Wired 868, how come you never did the same for SW.Net ? are't they your friends to ?

Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: maxg on September 09, 2012, 06:52:04 PM
Not good quality you getting local. Some grimey looking thing
really ? wow...so how dem managing to stay in business ? who dem selling too ? maybe if everybody make an effort to give & demand quality, everybody could operate on a more professional level ? or we have to continue going foreign for everything ? players too !

Smaller teams, youth teams. That's where the money coming. Who knows why the quality low, by now i would of expected Rossi to be a major player in cloths yet they at the same standard years now.

We actually looked at this closely. We even thought about approaching the Govt for subsidies. The problem is quite simple: the material is too expensive to import. By the time you've added in labour and created stock, the items become too expensive. In order for the local manufacturer to sell the items at a price that the market (which is mainly schools, youth groups etc) can afford, they have to buy in lesser quality cloth than most adults would like. Hence, buying overseas. China and India's labour costs are so low and they manufacture in such large quantities, it's impossible for local manufacturers to compete. 
thanks for now guys...I thought the material would have been the cheapest commodity, considering the amount of cloth importers/traders  we always had in the country. The garment industry has always been some measure of control in our local manufacturing however.  interesting...i was looking for the labour..
Mohair used to rule(my time)...now is breathable fabric..found some chines manufacturers offering 8-10 US a uniform set..we should hookup the masmen in the offseason to create a yarn or 2, yes
http://www.thebiznizdir.com/Trinidad_and_Tobago/C0/Garment_Manufacturers.php
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Rastaman on September 13, 2012, 08:33:14 AM
Not good quality you getting local. Some grimey looking thing
really ? wow...so how dem managing to stay in business ? who dem selling too ? maybe if everybody make an effort to give & demand quality, everybody could operate on a more professional level ? or we have to continue going foreign for everything ? players too !
If nobody buys local, then how are they to improve their quality ??? I say purchase from the local suppliers and ask for better quality or design it and give them the specs. that you want.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 13, 2012, 02:13:04 PM
Not good quality you getting local. Some grimey looking thing
really ? wow...so how dem managing to stay in business ? who dem selling too ? maybe if everybody make an effort to give & demand quality, everybody could operate on a more professional level ? or we have to continue going foreign for everything ? players too !
If nobody buys local, then how are they to improve their quality ??? I say purchase from the local suppliers and ask for better quality or design it and give them the specs. that you want.

I hear you. Problem is (and theres always a problem, right?) is that the cloth is bought from Panama and the quantity is such that it would just be too expensive. Maybe the manufacturer would take a chance, but they are a hand to mouth small business and probably couldn't make the investment.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Rastaman on September 14, 2012, 06:39:00 AM
Not good quality you getting local. Some grimey looking thing
really ? wow...so how dem managing to stay in business ? who dem selling too ? maybe if everybody make an effort to give & demand quality, everybody could operate on a more professional level ? or we have to continue going foreign for everything ? players too !
If nobody buys local, then how are they to improve their quality ??? I say purchase from the local suppliers and ask for better quality or design it and give them the specs. that you want.

I hear you. Problem is (and theres always a problem, right?) is that the cloth is bought from Panama and the quantity is such that it would just be too expensive. Maybe the manufacturer would take a chance, but they are a hand to mouth small business and probably couldn't make the investment.
But should this not be subsidized the same way Carnival Mass Bands get help to bring in raw materials ??
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: maxg on September 14, 2012, 08:15:17 AM
Not good quality you getting local. Some grimey looking thing
really ? wow...so how dem managing to stay in business ? who dem selling too ? maybe if everybody make an effort to give & demand quality, everybody could operate on a more professional level ? or we have to continue going foreign for everything ? players too !
If nobody buys local, then how are they to improve their quality ??? I say purchase from the local suppliers and ask for better quality or design it and give them the specs. that you want.

I hear you. Problem is (and theres always a problem, right?) is that the cloth is bought from Panama and the quantity is such that it would just be too expensive. Maybe the manufacturer would take a chance, but they are a hand to mouth small business and probably couldn't make the investment.
But should this not be subsidized the same way Carnival Mass Bands get help to bring in raw materials ??
I didn't know about a subsidy, but this is what I was wondering, I know for a fact, quality material would come in for Carnival...I know for a fact the majority of Mass Bands do not make money or operate at a loss, yet  can't get quality raw material for viable production & market at a reasonable cost? Like it cheaper to get guns ?
Title: Central FC roster
Post by: Tallman on September 15, 2012, 07:14:44 AM
Goalkeepers
Marvin Phillip
Shane Mattis

Defenders
Dylon Charle
Keion Goodridge
Kelvin Smith
Corneal Thomas
Kevaughn Connell

Midfielders
Marc Leslie
Hayden Tinto
Keron Cummings
Marvin Oliver
Tyrone Charles
Sayid Freitas
Carey Harris
Shaquille Nesbitte
Cyrano Glen
Adrian Noel
Quincy Charles
Jameel Neptune

Forwards                              
Anthony Wolfe
Simba Aberdeen
Darryl Trim
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Big Magician on September 15, 2012, 07:28:17 AM
FS...dem sharkettes too young man....it not fair on a poor old man like me watching the match in the stands man
one ask me in the stadium last night if I is so and so daddy...ah shame man

good job man...all the best wishes...
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 15, 2012, 08:19:21 AM
FS...dem sharkettes too young man....it not fair on a poor old man like me watching the match in the stands man
one ask me in the stadium last night if I is so and so daddy...ah shame man

good job man...all the best wishes...

I hear you bro! Football is a young mans game, ent?  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Cocorite on September 15, 2012, 10:51:31 AM
Strong Team in such a short time. Who won, Bigs? How did Central play?
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Raul on September 15, 2012, 11:16:33 AM
Goalkeepers
Marvin Phillip
Shane Mattis

Defenders
Dylon Charle
Keion Goodridge
Kelvin Smith
Corneal Thomas
Kevaughn Connell

Midfielders
Marc Leslie
Hayden Tinto
Keron Cummings
Marvin Oliver
Tyrone Charles
Sayid Freitas
Carey Harris
Shaquille Nesbitte
Cyrano Glen
Adrian Noel
Quincy Charles
Jameel Neptune

Forwards                              
Anthony Wolfe
Simba Aberdeen
Darryl Trim

Based on this, should the team be called "Not-from-Central FC"?
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 15, 2012, 11:45:07 AM
Stronl Team in such a short time. Who won, Bigs? How did Central play?

Centrals first Pro League game is 2nd October due to W.connections CONCACAF commitments.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 15, 2012, 11:47:57 AM
Stronl Team in such a short time. Who won, Bigs? How did Central play?

Centrals first Pro League game is 2nd October due to W.connections CONCACAF commitments.
Goalkeepers
Marvin Phillip
Shane Mattis

Defenders
Dylon Charle
Keion Goodridge
Kelvin Smith
Corneal Thomas
Kevaughn Connell

Midfielders
Marc Leslie
Hayden Tinto
Keron Cummings
Marvin Oliver
Tyrone Charles
Sayid Freitas
Carey Harris
Shaquille Nesbitte
Cyrano Glen
Adrian Noel
Quincy Charles
Jameel Neptune

Forwards                              
Anthony Wolfe
Simba Aberdeen
Darryl Trim

Based on this, should the team be called "Not-from-Central FC"?

At the open trials, these were the players selected. Looks like "Not-from-Central FC"? can join the likes of "Not-from-Man City"!
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: elan on September 15, 2012, 01:01:28 PM
Goalkeepers
Marvin Phillip
Shane Mattis

Defenders
Dylon Charle
Keion Goodridge
Kelvin Smith
Corneal Thomas
Kevaughn Connell

Midfielders
Marc Leslie
Hayden Tinto
Keron Cummings
Marvin Oliver
Tyrone Charles
Sayid Freitas
Carey Harris
Shaquille Nesbitte
Cyrano Glen
Adrian Noel
Quincy Charles
Jameel Neptune

Forwards                              
Anthony Wolfe
Simba Aberdeen
Darryl Trim

Based on this, should the team be called "Not-from-Central FC"?

The cave finally get to cold or what?
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: ZANDOLIE on September 15, 2012, 05:49:25 PM
FS...dem sharkettes too young man....it not fair on a poor old man like me watching the match in the stands man
one ask me in the stadium last night if I is so and so daddy...ah shame man

good job man...all the best wishes...

Lol!
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Cocorite on September 15, 2012, 10:17:48 PM
Stronl Team in such a short time. Who won, Bigs? How did Central play?

Centrals first Pro League game is 2nd October due to W.connections CONCACAF commitments.

Oh ok. Thanks.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 17, 2012, 12:36:19 PM
Episode 5 of Central TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVw2bVb-36U
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: madness1969 on September 18, 2012, 11:26:19 AM
can we get like more video time..
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Jack Horner on September 19, 2012, 06:58:19 AM
To many wolves in sheep clothing right here on this site.

Central FC has had great support from socawarriors.net website and yet they decided to take their business to wired868 and be a sponsor with them.

Flex, be careful, there are wolves among us, not Sharks, Kevin wants volenteer to work for Central FC free meanwhile he's not working for free and use the socawarriors.net to get his info and news out.

I do not care who vex with my comment, but I am right. And they have the nerve to talk about Jack.

Jack will rise again and the world will beg for him to come back and I hope he says NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Of course I get paid. And as I clearly stated, we have no budget for additional staff. Hence, if people wish to volunteer, we would be grateful.

See, unlike a certain government minister who you seem very close to, we don't have to pay people to help us. People want to help because they believe in what we're doing. As long as we respect them, involve them, they enjoy being a part of something exciting.  And, of course, as things get better financially, there may well be salaries or stipends.

As for Wired 868 vs SW.Net, there is no issue. Central F.C. have assisted Lasana in obtaining sponsors, so in gratitude, our logo is on the site. Unfortunately, we can't afford to buy a paper to get our views heard.


Glad to hear you assisted Wired 868, how come you never did the same for SW.Net ? are't they your friends to ?

Football supporter I see you didnot comment, like the question is to hard for you ?

And I am also please to see you go Joe Public player Hayden Tinto after you claimed to have send them home.

I see you are a BIG talker.

Jack will rise again and the world will beg for him to come back and I hope he says NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 19, 2012, 07:34:12 AM
To many wolves in sheep clothing right here on this site.

Central FC has had great support from socawarriors.net website and yet they decided to take their business to wired868 and be a sponsor with them.

Flex, be careful, there are wolves among us, not Sharks, Kevin wants volenteer to work for Central FC free meanwhile he's not working for free and use the socawarriors.net to get his info and news out.

I do not care who vex with my comment, but I am right. And they have the nerve to talk about Jack.

Jack will rise again and the world will beg for him to come back and I hope he says NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Of course I get paid. And as I clearly stated, we have no budget for additional staff. Hence, if people wish to volunteer, we would be grateful.

See, unlike a certain government minister who you seem very close to, we don't have to pay people to help us. People want to help because they believe in what we're doing. As long as we respect them, involve them, they enjoy being a part of something exciting.  And, of course, as things get better financially, there may well be salaries or stipends.

As for Wired 868 vs SW.Net, there is no issue. Central F.C. have assisted Lasana in obtaining sponsors, so in gratitude, our logo is on the site. Unfortunately, we can't afford to buy a paper to get our views heard.


Glad to hear you assisted Wired 868, how come you never did the same for SW.Net ? are't they your friends to ?

Football supporter I see you didnot comment, like the question is to hard for you ?

And I am also please to see you go Joe Public player Hayden Tinto after you claimed to have send them home.

I see you are a BIG talker.

Jack will rise again and the world will beg for him to come back and I hope he says NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Sunshine, I try to help wherever I can, especially with people I like, so obviously, I wouldn't p*ss on you if you were on fire.  Don't talk about big mens business that you don't understand. Go play on the highway.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Raul on September 19, 2012, 06:17:37 PM
Just to add some fuel to this interesting debate - Central FC has negotiated to use Presentation College Chaguanas as their training base... Hon. Jack Warner's alma mata!

Considering the investment that He has made directly and indirectly over the last few years at the College, can we say that Central FC is using Minister Warner's facilities?  ;)
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 19, 2012, 06:33:20 PM
Just to add some fuel to this interesting debate - Central FC has negotiated to use Presentation College Chaguanas as their training base... Hon. Jack Warner's alma mata!

Considering the investment that He has made directly and indirectly over the last few years at the College, can we say that Central FC is using Minister Warner's facilities?  ;)

Well, I'm not sure that anyone, including a Minister can take ownership of the College, but suffice to say that Mr Sancho and Central F.C. are pleased to be benefitting from Mr Warners generosity and fully intend to reciprocate by refurbishing the changing room facilities.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Raul on September 19, 2012, 06:46:26 PM
Just to add some fuel to this interesting debate - Central FC has negotiated to use Presentation College Chaguanas as their training base... Hon. Jack Warner's alma mata!

Considering the investment that He has made directly and indirectly over the last few years at the College, can we say that Central FC is using Minister Warner's facilities?  ;)

Well, I'm not sure that anyone, including a Minister can take ownership of the College, but suffice to say that Mr Sancho and Central F.C. are pleased to be benefitting from Mr Warners generosity and fully intend to reciprocate by refurbishing the changing room facilities.

 :beermug:
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 19, 2012, 09:37:20 PM
Central F.C. tailgate party at Manny Ramjohn Stadium at 6.30 on Friday. Siparia Rhythm Section plus supporters T shirt and 4 beers for $50. Game starts at 8pm. Come party with The Sharks!!
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Bakes on September 19, 2012, 10:33:13 PM
Central F.C. tailgate party at Manny Ramjohn Stadium at 6.30 on Friday. Siparia Rhythm Section plus supporters T shirt and 4 beers for $50. Game starts at 8pm. Come party with The Sharks!!

Bake doh jump up with Shark... sorry  ;D
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 19, 2012, 10:36:26 PM
Central F.C. tailgate party at Manny Ramjohn Stadium at 6.30 on Friday. Siparia Rhythm Section plus supporters T shirt and 4 beers for $50. Game starts at 8pm. Come party with The Sharks!!

Bake doh jump up with Shark... sorry  ;D

Well, maybe, one day, our two worlds will come together in peace  ;D
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Tallman on September 22, 2012, 12:15:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/yeByQZkAZjw
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Cocorite on September 22, 2012, 12:42:10 PM
What a great attitude this guy (Rix) has. Very positive. That can only augur well for the atmosphere with the team. Very nice. Keep it up Central FC.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Jack Horner on September 28, 2012, 08:50:36 AM
Imagine the coach is getting more pay than the entire team combined, just now they to will have to sell lettuce in the market to survive because Joe Public definitely don't want them back.

Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on September 28, 2012, 11:07:56 AM
Imagine the coach is getting more pay than the entire team combined, just now they to will have to sell lettuce in the market to survive because Joe Public definitely don't want them back.



 :rotfl: Such a laugh sometimes. Sadly, you actually believe the crap that dribbles from your mouth!!  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: vb on September 28, 2012, 01:00:59 PM
Imagine the coach is getting more pay than the entire team combined, just now they to will have to sell lettuce in the market to survive because Joe Public definitely don't want them back.



Troll. Ignore.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on October 06, 2012, 05:46:00 PM
Latest Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUbiR4amj0E
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Jack Horner on October 06, 2012, 07:07:20 PM
Central FC is the new Tobago United.

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Everyone needs a judas.

Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on October 07, 2012, 06:23:38 PM
Central FC is the new Tobago United.

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Everyone needs a judas.



For once, I agree. Tobago Utd were the top professional team in Tobago, and Central F.C. aim to be the top professional team in Trinidad.  :beermug:

I also agree that everyone needs a Judas. For anyone involved in T&T football and sw.net, it just happens to be you and your alter ego.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Cocorite on October 07, 2012, 07:03:18 PM
Classy answer FS, on the Tobago United ting.

But why insult Judas? At least he had remorse.
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Football supporter on October 08, 2012, 08:46:21 AM
Classy answer FS, on the Tobago United ting.

But why insult Judas? At least he had remorse.

My bad. He didn't have a bad game for Newcastle yesterday. Or was that Jonas?  :devil:
Title: Re: Central FC joins the T&T Pro League
Post by: Flex on November 13, 2012, 09:02:24 PM
Central FC's Kevin Harrison - The Interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6Rt81Q-b--0).

Title: Central brings new Shark from Singapore
Post by: Tallman on January 24, 2013, 07:27:06 AM
Central brings new Shark from Singapore
Central FC Media


F.A. Trophy finalists Central F.C. have introduced their latest addition, 30 year old Fabien Lewis. The 6 foot central defender has been recruited from Singapore club Woodlands Wellington F.C. and has had spells in Puerto Rico with Atletico de San Juan as well as 3 seasons in the U.S.A. with Real Maryland Monarchs, Michigan Bucks and Western Mass Pioneers.

Despite being born in San Fernando and attending Naparima College, Lewis has never played professional football in Trinidad & Tobago.

“It’s kind of weird making your debut in Trinidad at age 30” laughed Lewis. “But I left T&T to attend college in the U.S.A. and although I always wanted to play in my home country, opportunities elsewhere took me further away!”

Read More… (http://socawarriors.net/league/league-news/tt-pro-league/12157-central-brings-new-shark-from-singapore.html)
Title: Re: Central brings new Shark from Singapore
Post by: King Deese on January 24, 2013, 11:57:57 AM
I, too, have always admired Fenwick's coaching style from afar. The knack and the ability he has for developing a youth system and young players and looking out for his senior players career wise are probably unmatched in the pro cemetery. Fabien, you are going to be playing for an intense coach, a very knowledgeable coach, and one that requires nothing short of your best effort. Central, you are certainly moving in the right direction by improving and building your supporting cast and providing your players with competition at every position. Players will have to perform at their best if they want to play everyday and that bodes well for the team going forward. But I want to comment on something totally different from what this thread is about, something that caught my attention on a site today.

Wednesday, February 23, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. — FC Tucson, in conjunction with Pima County, announced plans for a brand new 2,000-seat stadium to be opened by 2014 on the site of Field #1 at Kino Sports Complex North. In addition to the new stadium, which will become the new home for FC Tucson, Pima County also plans to add a sixth field at Kino Sports Complex North.

“Pima County’s commitment to soccer, and the pace at which the County is developing Kino Sports Complex as a soccer facility, is remarkable,” said FC Tucson co-managing member Greg Foster. “FC Tucson could not ask for a better partner in our mission to convert the region’s passion for the game into enhanced opportunities for youth and amateur soccer and bigger and better professional soccer events. Pima County is creating a new cultural asset for our community and FC Tucson is honored to be involved.”

I believe that Central's ambitions are the same but I can't wait for the day when something similar becomes a reality for you guys, something like this initiative can be used to show the rest of the teams what can be accomplished with the right support, the right business plans, and the right initiatives culminating into a sports complex like this one or bigger that all of Central and TnT can be proud of.

Central FC, you are on the clock.
Title: Re: Central brings new Shark from Singapore
Post by: Football supporter on January 24, 2013, 12:04:38 PM
I, too, have always admired Fenwick's coaching style from afar. The knack and the ability he has for developing a youth system and young players and looking out for his senior players career wise are probably unmatched in the pro cemetery. Fabien, you are going to be playing for an intense coach, a very knowledgeable coach, and one that requires nothing short of your best effort. Central, you are certainly moving in the right direction by improving and building your supporting cast and providing your players with competition at every position. Players will have to perform at their best if they want to play everyday and that bodes well for the team going forward. But I want to comment on something totally different from what this thread is about, something that caught my attention on a site today.

Wednesday, February 23, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. — FC Tucson, in conjunction with Pima County, announced plans for a brand new 2,000-seat stadium to be opened by 2014 on the site of Field #1 at Kino Sports Complex North. In addition to the new stadium, which will become the new home for FC Tucson, Pima County also plans to add a sixth field at Kino Sports Complex North.

“Pima County’s commitment to soccer, and the pace at which the County is developing Kino Sports Complex as a soccer facility, is remarkable,” said FC Tucson co-managing member Greg Foster. “FC Tucson could not ask for a better partner in our mission to convert the region’s passion for the game into enhanced opportunities for youth and amateur soccer and bigger and better professional soccer events. Pima County is creating a new cultural asset for our community and FC Tucson is honored to be involved.”

I believe that Central's ambitions are the same but I can't wait for the day when something similar becomes a reality for you guys, something like this initiative can be used to show the rest of the teams what can be accomplished with the right support, the right business plans, and the right initiatives culminating into a sports complex like this one or bigger that all of Central and TnT can be proud of.

Central FC, you are on the clock.

yeah, a nice little 4,000 seater would be ideal. But first we need an academy!
Title: Re: Central brings new Shark from Singapore
Post by: Flex on January 24, 2013, 05:56:23 PM
Fabien is a pure fighter, good signing.

Title: Re: Central brings new Shark from Singapore
Post by: Football supporter on January 24, 2013, 06:58:40 PM
Fabien is a pure fighter, good signing.



 Looking forward to see him play. Central have amassed some solid defenders so I hope to see some positive results. :beermug:
Title: Re: Central brings new Shark from Singapore
Post by: truetrini on January 25, 2013, 02:15:28 AM
IS it true that the same SIS that built Kamla and Jack homes are the sponsors of the Sharks?  Merely curious
Title: Re: Central brings new Shark from Singapore
Post by: Football supporter on January 25, 2013, 07:50:56 AM
IS it true that the same SIS that built Kamla and Jack homes are the sponsors of the Sharks?  Merley curious

As you may have noticed, we actually don't have a sponsor as yet. However, companies like SIS, Toyota, Universal Foods, Presidente (coca cola) are helping us with various projects and events. The people at SIS are very helpful. They are a big company and have lots of useful stuff like a sound system. They also sponsor various groups such as Siparia Rhythm Section so they have provided them for events etc. When we take the kids or old folk, Toyota give us the bus, SIS provide a driver and we beg some snacks and drinks.

I still haven't convinced SIS to build us a stadium, but maybe if we win the F.A.Trophy we'll be a step nearer!!
Title: Re: Central brings new Shark from Singapore
Post by: fitzinho on January 25, 2013, 07:10:48 PM
Real glad for him...hadda link him next time I home yes
Title: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on February 26, 2013, 09:16:15 AM
Welcome to the Central FC (Sharks) Thread
(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/2517810322/central_fc_logo.jpg)
Ent Central FC was suppose to sign some big contract with a top foreign team?

Like de deal fell through.

I think Central FC should start selling products like shirts and thing.

They need to start generating more on their own, if they continue to be in the negative every month they will buss.

And change they name from Sharks, ah hate that name, it making them sound like some hockey team.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on February 27, 2013, 07:17:08 PM
Sam, thanks for your thoughts.

We have several potential European partners including a Champions League winner, but the problem is here, not there. In order to make any deal worthwhile, we would have to fund their coaches to visit with our coaches and players. One coach will cost us approx TT$12,000 per week including flights, accommodation, meals etc. Even if we held a coaching clinic and charged $200, we would need 600 kids and that won't happen! We have been trying to get sponsorship, but no one seems interested. One of the main aims of a coaching clinic would be to filter the top 30 or 40 kids so they can get real benefit, but that takes quite a bit of filtering! It should not depend on their ability to pay.
We are the only Pro League team (aside from T&TEC perhaps) who do not receive government funding which is shocking when you see how much emphasis we put on Football in the Community compared to those clubs who receive up to $83,000 p.m. from Ministry of Sport.

Every penny we spend is generated by us...but we'll keep pushing for the subvention. Some weeks we struggle in training as we don't have enough footballs. We have just had to purchase 75 uniforms for the youth teams which we sourced in India. We make our own ice in plastic bags in a freezer and bought a second hand washing machine to cut costs. Even playing in the F.A. Trophy final is a financial strain as there is no prize money. We asked TTFF if we could put out sponsors perimeter boards but they said no, so even if we win the cup, we're out of pocket!

Regarding selling merchandise, we will be sellling to order from our website which is coming soon. Again, the problem is capital outlay. Just stocking a jersey means we actually need to hold up to 6 as we don't know which size a client would want - s, m, l, xl, xxl or kids sizes. It's worse with T shirts as we've found that women want a different style neckline etc, so we'd need up to 12 in stock to accommodate one sale. Our jerseys are only available from USA so we have shipping and taxes as well as printing to add to the purchase cost. We did investigate using a local brand, but the quality wasn't good and it was evident that people preferred a brand name. So we cannot afford to buy stock in advance that may sit there for 6 months.

I love the Sharks name. It's really caught on here. It may be a bit NFL, but we need to inject some kind of excitement into the club branding. It's more relevant than Caledonia being called Stallions and Joe Public being known as Lions. The whole marketing and promotional opportunity that goes with the nickname includes a kids story about Sharkie, there will be Baby Shark merchandise and of course, The Sharkettes.

It may not be traditional football fare, but trust me, traditional does not work here!!

Hope that helps a little!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on February 27, 2013, 10:20:39 PM
Sorry to hear no business from central is interested. Blood suckers. If the overseas coaching cost that much, allyuh better for get them. We need the money more than them. As I told Fyzoman and Pointman, I read where Shell bought out REPSOL. Shell used to sponsor Civic Center in the 60s. Allyuh better jump the gun and ask Shell for a sponsor. Just a crazy thought.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Jack Horner on February 28, 2013, 09:08:09 AM
Central FC is dead last in the Reserve League after 5 games.

Sam, I like the way they respect you because when I said I hate the name Sharks they jumped on me.

Baby Sharks...  :rotfl: :rotfl:

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: D.H.W on February 28, 2013, 10:02:23 AM
Central FC is dead last in the Reserve League after 5 games.

Sam, I like the way they respect you because when I said I hate the name Sharks they jumped on me.

Baby Sharks...  :rotfl: :rotfl:

I see you carefully choose what stuff to respond to. Nice pattern.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on February 28, 2013, 11:21:20 AM
FS, what's the problem with balls?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: E-man on February 28, 2013, 01:27:12 PM

I love the Sharks name. It's really caught on here. It may be a bit NFL, but we need to inject some kind of excitement into the club branding. It's more relevant than Caledonia being called Stallions and Joe Public being known as Lions. The whole marketing and promotional opportunity that goes with the nickname includes a kids story about Sharkie, there will be Baby Shark merchandise and of course, The Sharkettes.

It may not be traditional football fare, but trust me, traditional does not work here!!

Hope that helps a little!

Actually it's very NHL.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on February 28, 2013, 01:35:23 PM

I love the Sharks name. It's really caught on here. It may be a bit NFL, but we need to inject some kind of excitement into the club branding. It's more relevant than Caledonia being called Stallions and Joe Public being known as Lions. The whole marketing and promotional opportunity that goes with the nickname includes a kids story about Sharkie, there will be Baby Shark merchandise and of course, The Sharkettes.

It may not be traditional football fare, but trust me, traditional does not work here!!

Hope that helps a little!

Actually it's very NHL.


Nah, Hockey is a girls sport where I come from lol. I was referring to NFL...Raiders, Steelers etc
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on February 28, 2013, 01:36:57 PM
FS, what's the problem with balls?

We use them for 5 first team sessions, 2 reserve 2 sessions and the 3 youth teams every week. Their life span is 8-10 weeks!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on February 28, 2013, 01:39:00 PM
Central FC is dead last in the Reserve League after 5 games.

Sam, I like the way they respect you because when I said I hate the name Sharks they jumped on me.

Baby Sharks...  :rotfl: :rotfl:



And I was hoping it was you who was locked up in the U.S.  :rotfl:

Next thing you'll be saying you can't make money out of a sponge with buck teeth wearing a tie. :-*
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on February 28, 2013, 01:40:51 PM
Sorry to hear no business from central is interested. Blood suckers. If the overseas coaching cost that much, allyuh better for get them. We need the money more than them. As I told Fyzoman and Pointman, I read where Shell bought out REPSOL. Shell used to sponsor Civic Center in the 60s. Allyuh better jump the gun and ask Shell for a sponsor. Just a crazy thought.

I know we spoke to one of the oil companies but they only sponsor teams within their immediate location. We've had some help from some Central companies with our youth teams, but it's the lack of govt money thats hurting us.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: coache on February 28, 2013, 07:39:14 PM
In my opinion it would be difficult to compete as a pro club in Trinidad without unlimited funding.This business would be more likely to fail because there isn't a real market for this product.
 I feel that if somebody wants to have a Pro team, a study of the marketplace should be done..then invest in the community by having community activities involving families ..this helps market the  brand. Start a youth program and again get families involved ..this will create loyalty to the brand.
 Win all or most competitions at the youth level ..this will make the brand synonymous with winning..then the last thing to do is form the Pro team ..building around a special player..a foreign professional. The fan base that have already been  created  i.e the familes would come out to see the pro team play as a family event...the loyalty is already built in.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on February 28, 2013, 08:06:01 PM
In my opinion it would be difficult to compete as a pro club in Trinidad without unlimited funding.This business would be more likely to fail because there isn't a real market for this product.
 I feel that if somebody wants to have a Pro team, a study of the marketplace should be done..then invest in the community by having community activities involving families ..this helps market the  brand. Start a youth program and again get families involved ..this will create loyalty to the brand.
 Win all or most competitions at the youth level ..this will make the brand synonymous with winning..then the last thing to do is form the Pro team ..building around a special player..a foreign professional. The fan base that have already been  created  i.e the familes would come out to see the pro team play as a family event...the loyalty is already built in.

Not a bad plan, Coache. But you still need funding mate. You need equipment for the youths and coaches need paying. Someone needs to run everything and get paid. It costs a lot to build a brand, so you need that money too! Then you need a facility that you can rely on, somewhere to store everything, transport, water, ice, coolers, physio etc.

Ask Anthony Sherwood how much it costs to run his project. So, unless you can get significant sponsors you would be forced to charge kids $100 plus to attend. Community activities cost money too. Even taking our youth teams and the kids from the orphanage to the F.A. Trophy final costs money.

The Pro League would be superb if we can convince supporters to come to games. In my opinion, when we talk about working with youths, one thing we can do is teach them how to support local teams. Every kid we've brought to a game loves it. The problem is that their parents can't be bothered to bring them back. I had 4 kids want to come tomorrow, but none of their parents will carry them. We're just passing on the negativity to the next generation, and this negativity will have  consequences, not just for football, but for our society.

We have to give kids something to believe in, something permanent in their lives, something to aspire to and something to be proud of.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Raul on February 28, 2013, 08:24:31 PM
Are you still training in Pres College Chag grounds? They have a thriving Alumni who basically have the backing of the Central business community.. Why not partner with the College to help them improve their School team / take some of their players into your junior teams, in exchange for some Alumni funding?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: E-man on February 28, 2013, 09:34:08 PM

I love the Sharks name. It's really caught on here. It may be a bit NFL, but we need to inject some kind of excitement into the club branding. It's more relevant than Caledonia being called Stallions and Joe Public being known as Lions. The whole marketing and promotional opportunity that goes with the nickname includes a kids story about Sharkie, there will be Baby Shark merchandise and of course, The Sharkettes.

It may not be traditional football fare, but trust me, traditional does not work here!!

Hope that helps a little!

Actually it's very NHL.


Nah, Hockey is a girls sport where I come from lol. I was referring to NFL...Raiders, Steelers etc

Come visit San Jose some time and I'll show you around how the Sharks brand has proliferated here. Of the other major league sports only the 49ers hold a candle now that they are moving down to this area from SF. There's teal everywhere.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Bakes on February 28, 2013, 09:44:49 PM
FS, what's the problem with balls?

They have none, apparently.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Bakes on February 28, 2013, 09:45:50 PM

Actually it's very NHL.


Yeah... it's not at all NFL, but then again, neither are the Dolphins.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on February 28, 2013, 10:04:58 PM
FS, what's the problem with balls?

They have none, apparently.

You could pass that one, eh! ;D  I was going to say that, but for some reason I held back.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on February 28, 2013, 10:56:18 PM
Are you still training in Pres College Chag grounds? They have a thriving Alumni who basically have the backing of the Central business community.. Why not partner with the College to help them improve their School team / take some of their players into your junior teams, in exchange for some Alumni funding?

We have some Pres players in our teams. Can't train there at moment because of cricket, but we still partnering with them.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tallman on March 01, 2013, 06:40:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/1dGv2Chh9Mo
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Bakes on March 01, 2013, 06:10:01 PM
You could pass that one, eh! ;D  I was going to say that, but for some reason I held back.

All in good fun...
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Jack Horner on March 05, 2013, 10:15:37 AM
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Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: coache on March 09, 2013, 02:01:37 PM
If I had a million dollars I would never start a Pro club..it makes no sense..not in Trinidad not anywhere on this planet.
Now if you want to get in the business of football..start a transitional club ..not professional club.. where players on the fringes of becoming Pro could get some help then make some money if you sell some players.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on March 09, 2013, 05:28:21 PM
Miss the game ... Hard to get round TT , especially when yuh doh know where yuh going
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on March 09, 2013, 06:33:50 PM
Miss the game ... Hard to get round TT , especially when yuh doh know where yuh going

If you're around on Weds, Central are playing W. Connection at Ato Boldon. I belive k.o. is 6pm
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on March 19, 2013, 02:16:15 PM
Justin Fojo is he still with central ?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on March 19, 2013, 02:30:33 PM
Justin Fojo is he still with central ?

No, his contract expired and he is pursuing opportunities overseas.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on March 19, 2013, 03:20:31 PM
Justin Fojo is he still with central ?

No, his contract expired and he is pursuing opportunities overseas.

I have heard things about from a youth player. What is your assessment of him?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on March 19, 2013, 03:45:33 PM
Justin Fojo is he still with central ?

No, his contract expired and he is pursuing opportunities overseas.

seen clips of him he looks good hopes he gets a chance with the national team ... is he heading back to the USA ?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on March 19, 2013, 04:59:09 PM
Justin Fojo is he still with central ?

No, his contract expired and he is pursuing opportunities overseas.

seen clips of him he looks good hopes he gets a chance with the national team ... is he heading back to the USA ?

He's a solid player. Maybe a good replacement for Birchall, though more defensive. Think he was planning to go to the States.
Title: Re: Central brings new Shark from Singapore
Post by: Tallman on April 07, 2013, 12:04:16 PM
Fabien Lewis is now with Filipino club, Kaya FC, who campaign in the First Division of the United Football League.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tallman on May 25, 2013, 08:58:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/9Gp7WqTVlQU
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 07, 2013, 07:56:12 AM
We had no doubt that our biggest challenge in our first season was to establish a brand that could compete, off the field, with clubs like W, Cali and N.E. We knew we wouldn't win the league, hoped we may win a cup and aimed to uncover young talent especially from Central.

Did we achieve our aims? Well, we lost a cup final and finished 5th, but we certainly gave the "big boys" a game or two. We signed Mitchell in January and he was playing for the National team in March. Rundell Winchester will be a massive player. We selected 16, 17 and 18 year old unknowns in our Senior Squad and they will be signing for us.

But off the field, we have made huge progress. People from Central recognise our brand, and so does Corporate T&T.

For a football club to hold an event attended by T&T's top business women, with the vice President of the Senate and the deputy speaker of the House and the Minister of Justice leaving parliament to deliver a speech, is a huge achievement.

What we do off the field is equally as important as what happens on the field. The road to becoming financially self sufficient is not straight forward, and it's very hard to avoid politics, but if our football is to grow, this is the only way to make it happen. Winning the F.A. Trophy may have given us some glory, but it would not have moved us forward the way this event has.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV4dFpuxIIo
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on June 08, 2013, 02:01:02 AM
The Central FC lesson to T&T.
By Vinode Mamchan (Guardian).


After just ten months in existence Central FC has achieved so much that I am moved to write that the young kid on the block has now become the teacher.

A creditable mid-table finish in their inaugural season in the T&T Pro League, semifinal play in the FA and the formation of three youth teams are big enough but what has impressed me is the vision of the club’s leaders that has led to football gaining a second life in the previously dormant central area.

Central FC has ignited a passion for football among the youths in central that is unbelievable. I must say the respect I had for former Soca Warriors defender Brent Sancho has shot up sky-high limits after seeing what this local footballing visionary has been able to do from the Caroni plains to the sandy Claxton Bay area.

Initially schooled in the dynamics of football and football administration in Europe, Sancho wanted to give back and my word he has been giving back aplenty.

After parting ways with North East Stars where he made quite an impression, Sancho decided to go to the untouched central area and unearth talent that he believed was there. After months of slicing through the pile he has reported that there is an abundance of talent that just needs to be harnessed. Now this football factory called Central FC is turning out high-quality players from every age group.

Only a mad man would have ventured into starting up a professional club is very trying times but Sancho with his diplomatic style was able to win over many influential fans to assist with his development.

Firstly, his man the English-born Kevin Harrison shared the vision with him and they packed bags and just like Anthony Harford had done for Preysal Sports in cricket, they headed to the central plains. Today they are no less centralised than any of the residents from down there. Sancho was able to win over the confidence of Super Industrial Services (SIS) Limited and has been partnering with the company as one of the major sponsors of the club to transform the look of football in central.

SIS has been at his side, walking hand-in-hand with the club and taking it even further by going into the communities. The work on the field is transformed off the field as well, and Central FC has been doing loads of social work in the area.

Money is not plentiful for the youthful club but ideas are and they have been able through meaningful partnerships, to assist many citizens from the central area. So while the players battle opponents on the field, Sancho and staff battle the social ills in the area as well.

Just two weeks, they held a very successful “Treat her like a Lady” event for women from the Rape Crisis Centre. They took them to the Trinidad Hilton and treated them to good food, wine, music and gifts, just to show that they cared. Where can you find a football club doing so much in this country and even the region. It takes vision and passion and Sancho, Harrison and the boys possess a lot of that.

There is still more work to be done but Central FC is willing to continue. One of the biggest accomplishments in my opinion is the fact that they have now widened the available talent pool for the national selectors. They have been able to go into remote areas like Crown Trace and unearth football talent.

Central FC has served as a talent scout for the T&T Football Federation (TTFF) without being asked to. The young ones can now play the game at a good level, be exposed to the professional football environment and get that opportunity to make a name for themselves in the sport.

It has been a case of the tail wagging the dog because when I look at some of the initiatives of the club, I think that the TTFF should be doing this. Central FC plays in the T&T Pro League but has done more marketing for the league in terms of their presence all over, doing positive work, then even the league’s officials.

Central FC is showing the way. We might live in a developing country but this football club in the heart of the Industrial Estate is showing the nation what it takes to become first world. Service to humanity is service to God and this young club has put a smile on many faces in central Trinidad that must be pleasing to the master.

One hopes that his blessings can come showering down for the good guys at Central FC because it is institutions like this one that would take our country forward. We need to join with them in their vision for a better community and use sport as they have done to bring the communities into the light.
Well done guys, the sky is the limit.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on June 08, 2013, 06:00:36 AM
 :applause: :applause: :applause:   ahmmmm, no kits yet huh?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 08, 2013, 06:12:23 AM
:applause: :applause: :applause:   ahmmmm, no kits yet huh?

LOl. Hardly made it to the end of the season (had to adapt a few numbers near the end there). Hopefully, we'll order a few extra this season but we don't have the luxury of keeping stocks of jerseys at the moment.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on June 20, 2013, 06:47:59 PM
Central FC hopes for Govt funding.

Central FC is the only private professional football club not to receive any government funding. This may be just an oversight, but the club feels more than justified in requesting support from the Ministry of Sport, especially considering the amount of work that the club continues to do in their community.

Several young players who were playing in the under-17 team will be brought into the senior team squad, giving the club a youthful, exciting squad. Coach Terry Fenwick will expect nothing less than a top two finish. Meanwhile, the club will continue to build its brand by partnering with sponsors like Super Industrial Services Limited (SIS) and continue its Football in the Community programme.

Read More (http://www.socawarriors.net/league/league-news/tt-pro-league/12566-central-fc-hopes-for-govt-funding.html)

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 21, 2013, 11:23:38 AM
Central F.C. Managing Director, Brent Sancho today announced that The Sharks have invited English League 1 club, Walsall F.C. to tour Trinidad & Tobago as part of their pre season preparation.

“We are delighted to be hosting Walsall, who ended their season with only one loss in their last 19 games” said Sancho. “It’s a real pleasure to be able to bring an English club to the Central region and give our youngsters the opportunity to test themselves”

Central F.C. will play Walsall on the 9th July at Ato Boldon Stadium, but prior to that Walsall will spend 4 nights in Tobago where they will play two games including a match vs a Pro League XI

“The visit of Walsall has been magnificently supported by TT Pro League CEO, Dexter Skeene” said Sancho. “As soon as we mentioned the possibility of a visit by a British club, Dexter was really supportive. I believe he joins us in seeing this as a great opportunity to test the current level of Pro League football and to give some of our youngsters a chance to put themselves in the market place overseas.”

The Sharks are yet to release a complete itinerary as they are still negotiating with sponsors. However, Sancho did confirm that Central F.C. have been liaising with TTFA Technical Director, Anton Corneal for Walsall’s head Coach, Dean Smith and his staff to host a coaches seminar, as well as a coaching clinic for youths.

“It’s important that we gain as much as possible from the visit of Walsall” said Sancho. “We hope that players and coaches will benefit from an exchange of ideas with the Walsall staff in all areas including physiotherapy, nutrition and pre match preparation.”

Sancho said that the Central F.C. staff will have full access to the Walsall camp. “Dean Smith is a good friend of our Operations Director, Kevin Harrison. As such, Dean has agreed to allow our staff to attend all training sessions and we will be loaning 5 of our young players to Walsall for the whole week. This type of experience is unimaginable for our young players and we are certain that it will only increase their level of professionalism as well as their desire to play overseas.”

Walsall will be bringing a party of 28, including 20 players. In the past decade, famous names such as Paul Merton, Roger Boli, Anthony Gerrard (brother of Liverpools’ Steven Gerrard) and T&T national goalkeeper Clayton Ince all wore the Walsall jersey. Ince played 152 games for Walsall and his performances earned him a place in the 2006-07 League 2 team of the year and in 2008-9 he was nominated as Walsall’s player of the season.

“Walsall were unfortunate to miss out on the play offs last season, but I’m convinced they will be in or around the promotion spots at the end of this season” said Sancho. “Dean Smith is an up and coming manager who was awarded League 1 Manager of the Month in January. I know Terry Fenwick is licking his lips in anticipation of taking an English League 1 scalp, so it will be a great contest!” 

Sancho said that The Sharks are still looking for sponsors for some aspects of the tour. “We’ve covered most of the costs of bringing over Walsall, but we now want to make sure their visit is unforgettable. We intend to invite teams from Europe every year to play for a Central F.C. trophy. The name of the trophy will be chosen by the sponsor. We feel this can only raise the awareness overseas of the TT Pro League and give a boost to our sports tourism industry”

Final details of the Walsall itinerary will be released next week.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on June 21, 2013, 11:34:16 AM
 :praying: hope it come off nice. Good Luck Central.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: vb on June 21, 2013, 12:10:47 PM
 :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: ZANDOLIE on June 21, 2013, 12:29:49 PM
 :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: Good work Central. And good looking out by Skeene to support this.

Lets give Walsall a great tour and some good ol' fashion trinbago hospitality. And drop a good cutarse on them while we at it  ;D
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tallman on June 21, 2013, 01:04:39 PM
Walsall will be bringing a party of 28, including 20 players. In the past decade, famous names such as Paul Merton, Roger Boli, Anthony Gerrard (brother of Liverpools’ Steven Gerrard) and T&T national goalkeeper Clayton Ince all wore the Walsall jersey. Ince played 152 games for Walsall and his performances earned him a place in the 2006-07 League 2 team of the year and in 2008-9 he was nominated as Walsall’s player of the season.

Also Hector Sam (2006-2007)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: banton on June 21, 2013, 01:25:50 PM
even at north east sancho all show he is ah man ah action
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 21, 2013, 02:00:03 PM
Walsall will be bringing a party of 28, including 20 players. In the past decade, famous names such as Paul Merton, Roger Boli, Anthony Gerrard (brother of Liverpools’ Steven Gerrard) and T&T national goalkeeper Clayton Ince all wore the Walsall jersey. Ince played 152 games for Walsall and his performances earned him a place in the 2006-07 League 2 team of the year and in 2008-9 he was nominated as Walsall’s player of the season.

Also Hector Sam (2006-2007)
:beermug: Good shout Flex!!  Incidentally, Walsall have requested that we invite Clayton to the planned events. He's a legend at Walsall!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: weary1969 on June 21, 2013, 06:59:33 PM
Walsall will be bringing a party of 28, including 20 players. In the past decade, famous names such as Paul Merton, Roger Boli, Anthony Gerrard (brother of Liverpools’ Steven Gerrard) and T&T national goalkeeper Clayton Ince all wore the Walsall jersey. Ince played 152 games for Walsall and his performances earned him a place in the 2006-07 League 2 team of the year and in 2008-9 he was nominated as Walsall’s player of the season.

Also Hector Sam (2006-2007)
:beermug: Good shout Flex!!  Incidentally, Walsall have requested that we invite Clayton to the planned events. He's a legend at Walsall!!

HMMM that should b intresting
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on June 22, 2013, 06:09:48 AM
Good f00cking job.

Ah hope we stinking minister of sport taking note.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 22, 2013, 03:06:23 PM
Walsall will be bringing a party of 28, including 20 players. In the past decade, famous names such as Paul Merton, Roger Boli, Anthony Gerrard (brother of Liverpools’ Steven Gerrard) and T&T national goalkeeper Clayton Ince all wore the Walsall jersey. Ince played 152 games for Walsall and his performances earned him a place in the 2006-07 League 2 team of the year and in 2008-9 he was nominated as Walsall’s player of the season.

Also Hector Sam (2006-2007)
:beermug: Good shout Flex!!  Incidentally, Walsall have requested that we invite Clayton to the planned events. He's a legend at Walsall!!

HMMM that should b intresting

How so, Weary?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 22, 2013, 04:52:26 PM
I'm now waiting for Big Mag to come and post his Walsall story  :devil:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: weary1969 on June 22, 2013, 06:51:29 PM
Walsall will be bringing a party of 28, including 20 players. In the past decade, famous names such as Paul Merton, Roger Boli, Anthony Gerrard (brother of Liverpools’ Steven Gerrard) and T&T national goalkeeper Clayton Ince all wore the Walsall jersey. Ince played 152 games for Walsall and his performances earned him a place in the 2006-07 League 2 team of the year and in 2008-9 he was nominated as Walsall’s player of the season.

Also Hector Sam (2006-2007)
:beermug: Good shout Flex!!  Incidentally, Walsall have requested that we invite Clayton to the planned events. He's a legend at Walsall!!

HMMM that should b intresting

How so, Weary?

I always like 2 c d dynamics between the Judas and them and the warriors. Especially the Mike Berry Judas.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 22, 2013, 06:56:33 PM
Walsall will be bringing a party of 28, including 20 players. In the past decade, famous names such as Paul Merton, Roger Boli, Anthony Gerrard (brother of Liverpools’ Steven Gerrard) and T&T national goalkeeper Clayton Ince all wore the Walsall jersey. Ince played 152 games for Walsall and his performances earned him a place in the 2006-07 League 2 team of the year and in 2008-9 he was nominated as Walsall’s player of the season.

Also Hector Sam (2006-2007)
:beermug: Good shout Flex!!  Incidentally, Walsall have requested that we invite Clayton to the planned events. He's a legend at Walsall!!

HMMM that should b intresting

How so, Weary?

I always like 2 c d dynamics between the Judas and them and the warriors. Especially the Mike Berry Judas.

Nah, we've interacted with Clayton since then. I even put Roopie in contact with him when he was with T&TEC.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: weary1969 on June 22, 2013, 06:58:57 PM
 :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Rastaman on June 24, 2013, 08:20:40 AM
Ah like how they just sneek in the Tobago part of the visit kinda by the way. Who they playing in Tobago ??? Any Tobago Team or players going to benefit from this visit ???????????
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 24, 2013, 08:47:59 AM
Ah like how they just sneek in the Tobago part of the visit kinda by the way. Who they playing in Tobago ??? Any Tobago Team or players going to benefit from this visit ???????????

Sneak? How so? Central F.C. will play Walsall on the 9th July at Ato Boldon Stadium, but prior to that Walsall will spend 4 nights in Tobago where they will play two games including a match vs a Pro League XI

The only reason there are not more details concerning Tobago is because Tobago hasn't provided them yet! And, if you're keeping check, there are 5 young Tobago players in the Central F.C. team: Darryl Trim, Omar Charles, Darren Mitchell, Rundell Winchester and Dario Holmes. 4 of them made their Pro League debuts with Central F.C. and Mitchell went from Super League to National team in 3 months with The Sharks.

If anyone in Trinidad football is promoting Tobago, it's Central F.C., which is why we want to take Walsall there! It would be a lot easier for us to keep them in Trinidad: 1 hotel, 1 set of transport, 1 training ground etc. But we are promoting T&T so we have to make every effort.  We also would like to have Stokely Vale and Phoenix get some exposure as they were really supportive when we wanted to sign their guys.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Jack Horner on June 24, 2013, 04:03:48 PM
Ah like how they just sneek in the Tobago part of the visit kinda by the way. Who they playing in Tobago ??? Any Tobago Team or players going to benefit from this visit ???????????

Sneak? How so? Central F.C. will play Walsall on the 9th July at Ato Boldon Stadium, but prior to that Walsall will spend 4 nights in Tobago where they will play two games including a match vs a Pro League XI

The only reason there are not more details concerning Tobago is because Tobago hasn't provided them yet! And, if you're keeping check, there are 5 young Tobago players in the Central F.C. team: Darryl Trim, Omar Charles, Darren Mitchell, Rundell Winchester and Dario Holmes. 4 of them made their Pro League debuts with Central F.C. and Mitchell went from Super League to National team in 3 months with The Sharks.

If anyone in Trinidad football is promoting Tobago, it's Central F.C., which is why we want to take Walsall there! It would be a lot easier for us to keep them in Trinidad: 1 hotel, 1 set of transport, 1 training ground etc. But we are promoting T&T so we have to make every effort.  We also would like to have Stokely Vale and Phoenix get some exposure as they were really supportive when we wanted to sign their guys.

Promoting them or raping them, which one ?

Central FC is taking advantage of the Tobago players and getting them for free and while this may benefit the players as they will be playing Pro Football, these poor Tobago Clubs get nothing in return.

Winchester (Rundell) will sign a foreign contact and what does his Tobago Team get if any transfer fee was awarded to Central ?

Central has find a way to dig up Tobago talent for nothing.

These Englishmen are pirates.

Someone should advice these Tobago clubs to let the players leave free to Central but put a claw in their contract that if they are sold to a foreign club that they should get a percentage.

Kevin Harrison and Brent Sancho do not have a heart.

Sorry for these Tobago players who feel they are the ones benefitting from this when its really Central FC. I can only hope they pay these guys a decent salary.

Cannot believe in this day players are still free to leave with nothing.

I do not mind they leave to play for Central for free, but they need to be educated about transfer fees if a player should move out of T&T. Joe Public never operated in this manner, taking advantage.

The English accent have them Tobagonians mesmerized.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: vb on June 24, 2013, 04:07:39 PM
Ah like how they just sneek in the Tobago part of the visit kinda by the way. Who they playing in Tobago ??? Any Tobago Team or players going to benefit from this visit ???????????

Sneak? How so? Central F.C. will play Walsall on the 9th July at Ato Boldon Stadium, but prior to that Walsall will spend 4 nights in Tobago where they will play two games including a match vs a Pro League XI

The only reason there are not more details concerning Tobago is because Tobago hasn't provided them yet! And, if you're keeping check, there are 5 young Tobago players in the Central F.C. team: Darryl Trim, Omar Charles, Darren Mitchell, Rundell Winchester and Dario Holmes. 4 of them made their Pro League debuts with Central F.C. and Mitchell went from Super League to National team in 3 months with The Sharks.

If anyone in Trinidad football is promoting Tobago, it's Central F.C., which is why we want to take Walsall there! It would be a lot easier for us to keep them in Trinidad: 1 hotel, 1 set of transport, 1 training ground etc. But we are promoting T&T so we have to make every effort.  We also would like to have Stokely Vale and Phoenix get some exposure as they were really supportive when we wanted to sign their guys.

Promoting them or raping them, which one ?

Central FC is taking advantage of the Tobago players and getting them for free and while this may benefit the players as they will be playing Pro Football, these poor Tobago Clubs get nothing in return.

Winchester (Rundell) will sign a foreign contact and what does his Tobago Team get if any transfer fee was awarded to Central ?

Central has find a way to dig up Tobago talent for nothing.

These Englishmen are pirates.

Someone should advice these Tobago clubs to let the players leave free to Central but put a claw in their contract that if they are sold to a foreign club that they should get a percentage.

Kevin Harrison and Brent Sancho do not have a heart.

Sorry for these Tobago players who feel they are the ones benefitting from this when its really Central FC. I can only hope they pay these guys a decent salary.

Cannot believe in this day players are still free to leave with nothing.

I do not mind they leave to play for Central for free, but they need to be educated about transfer fees if a player should move out of T&T. Joe Public never operated in this manner, taking advantage.

The English accent have them Tobagonians mesmerized.



I used to think you might be Warner's son.
I no longer think this.

VB
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Jack Horner on June 24, 2013, 04:19:45 PM
Sorry, I did not check back what I wrote before I push the button.

Glad you are such a great writer that you can correct me, please feel free to correct this "bitchman".

Whats funny is, no one here is brave enough to say that Central is wrong to a point, they are afraid of Harrison.

I have a valid point, Mr Vb choose to ignore instead he tries to distract with his garbage.

I hope if there are any Tobago poster here that they can relay my message to these Clubs.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 24, 2013, 04:53:34 PM
Sorry, I did not check back what I wrote before I push the button.

Glad you are such a great writer that you can correct me, please feel free to correct this "bitchman".

Whats funny is, no one here is brave enough to say that Central is wrong to a point, they are afraid of Harrison.

I have a valid point, Mr Vb choose to ignore instead he tries to distract with his garbage.

I hope if there are any Tobago poster here that they can relay my message to these Clubs.



First, what does my nationality have to do with your argument?

Second, as you are obviously so well informed, please list the top ten transfer fees received for T&T to T&T transfers in the last 3 years. This way we can see just how bad Central F.C. are.

Thirdly, please list the top ten sell on fees received by non Pro League clubs in the last 3 years. For example, did Jabloteh receive a percentage of the fee received by W Connection for Kenwyne Jones?

Fourthly, name the last 5 clubs who signed a player from Tobago and gave them exposure to a visiting British team in return.

And last, but not least, supply a list of all of the transfer fees paid by the Almighty Super League team, Joe Public to other T&T teams in the last 10 years, together with the sell on fees from players sold overseas.

I know people here tell me not to waste my time replying to you, but every time you open your mouth, you make Jack and Joe Public look stupid. With friends like you, who needs enemies?

And, Horner, please don't come back until you've answered these questions. You have every right to come here and sling mud, but if you're going to talk bullshit, then back it up or eat it. Your choice, sunshine.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FF on June 24, 2013, 05:03:46 PM
I now know who Jack Horner is on the board. I know I might be late though

EDIT: I suspect VB see what I see
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: D.H.W on June 24, 2013, 06:46:30 PM
I now know who Jack Horner is on the board. I know I might be late though

EDIT: I suspect VB see what I see

Alyuh late boy.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 25, 2013, 06:52:22 AM
Boost to pre-season preparations...

    This experience is going to be extremely beneficial to us and hopefully those people that we meet along the way..."

    Dean Smith

THE SADDLERS’ preparations for the new season have been handed a boost with the news that we will spend a week in Trinidad & Tobago.

http://www.saddlers.co.uk/news/article/trinidad-tobago-875606.aspx
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: royal on June 25, 2013, 07:06:48 AM
Pre Season Tour Of Trinidad And Tobago?.Go On Then
   

Walsall have today announced that Dean Smith and his troops will leave the UK shores next week and fly halfway across the world to Trinidad and Tobago!

I was shocked when I read the article as normal 'bonding' exercises end up in Snowdon - mid winter or our last trip during pre-season was our few games up in Scotland.

To actually have a few games in the Caribbean is something a few players i.e Brandy will be slightly jealous!

Aswell as relaxing in the sun, Dean and the boys will face three local sides including one of the most famous Carribean sides, Central FC - managed by Terry Fenwick.

The hard work doesnt stop there for the boys, as they shall be visiting local schools and coaching the local community - nice touch!

Smith said A mutual friend put Kevin Harrison, who I know from my time at Leyton Orient when he worked for The PFA, and who is also involved with the Football Players Association of Trinidad & Tobago, in touch with me and it has gone from there.

"We will take part in three games and also get involved with the local community, so it`s going to be a really productive and worthwhile seven days.

"As good as our training ground is, it`s always nice to be able to get away and spend some time in different surrounding


Read more: http://www.walsall.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=322768#ixzz2XEUCVysl
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 25, 2013, 10:10:35 AM
Walsall to tour Trinidad and Tobago in pre-season

Walsall will prepare for the new League One campaign in the sun after today announcing an unprecedented pre-season tour to Trinidad and Tobago.


http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/other-football/walsall-fc/2013/06/25/walsall-to-tour-trinidad-and-tobago-in-pre-season/
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FireBrand on June 25, 2013, 10:43:40 AM
Well done Kevin and Brent! :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: royal on June 25, 2013, 10:54:23 AM
FS you'll should contact Min of Tourism also with all that free UK press releases the tour getting.   
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 25, 2013, 12:24:43 PM
FS you'll should contact Min of Tourism also with all that free UK press releases the tour getting.   

Spoke to Tourism around 8 weeks ago, but they said they have no budget! Really disappointed with the response from Corporate T&T as well.

I now realise we should have organised to play Nikki Minaj instead!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on June 25, 2013, 12:59:05 PM
FS you'll should contact Min of Tourism also with all that free UK press releases the tour getting.   

Spoke to Tourism around 8 weeks ago, but they said they have no budget! Really disappointed with the response from Corporate T&T as well.

I now realise we should have organised to play Nikki Minaj instead!
:rotfl: :rotfl:   :yellowcard:  :-[
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: fitzinho on June 25, 2013, 01:16:35 PM
FS you'll should contact Min of Tourism also with all that free UK press releases the tour getting.   

Spoke to Tourism around 8 weeks ago, but they said they have no budget! Really disappointed with the response from Corporate T&T as well.

I now realise we should have organised to play Nikki Minaj instead!
:rotfl: :rotfl:   :yellowcard:  :-[
Sad but true
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: royal on June 25, 2013, 02:10:04 PM
FS you'll should contact Min of Tourism also with all that free UK press releases the tour getting.   

Spoke to Tourism around 8 weeks ago, but they said they have no budget! Really disappointed with the response from Corporate T&T as well.

I now realise we should have organised to play Nikki Minaj instead!
:rotfl: :rotfl:   :yellowcard:  :-[
Sad but true


 :rotfl: :rotfl: oh gawd FS
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on June 26, 2013, 03:22:22 AM
Collin Samuel is currently in Trinidad and is a free agent.

Take note Central.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 26, 2013, 06:03:40 AM
Collin Samuel is currently in Trinidad and is a free agent.

Take note Central.



Good call, Sam...thanks  :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on June 26, 2013, 03:23:13 PM
Collin Samuel is currently in Trinidad and is a free agent.

Take note Central.



http://www.cnc3.co.tt/sports/7pm-sports-2013-06-17

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 27, 2013, 10:28:23 PM
Flex, I know you'll want to merge this, but thought it interesting to see how Walsall are covering the visit.

Hector ready for T&T visit...

    “I have a lot of great memories of my season at Walsall""  Hector Sam

   
Former Saddlers striker, Hector Sam, is delighted that his current team, Central FC, are inviting his former club to Trinidad and Tobago for a pre season tour.

The Saddlers fly to the Caribbean next Wednesday, spending four days in Tobago and three days in Trinidad. Whilst over there, we will face three matches – against a Trinidad & Tobago XI, a League Select XI and our hosts, Central FC.

More.....

http://www.saddlers.co.uk/news/article/hector-sam-central-fc-882950.aspx

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: trini_stallion on June 28, 2013, 05:22:16 AM
Welll there we go....we getting ah game before de gc....ah hope we cld build some confidence against this club....
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 28, 2013, 06:47:12 AM
Welll there we go....we getting ah game before de gc....ah hope we cld build some confidence against this club....

It should read "Tobago XI". We were talking about Walsall playing T&T but Walsall can only play 3 games and because of how the trip is funded
 those games had to be vs Tobago, the Pro League and Central. Had TTFA offered $100,000, they could have played instead of Tobago. There is no money as yet from government for this trip, including Ministry of Sport or Tourism.

Stephen Hart did request a game vs Central F.C. on Thursday 4th, but we could only play on Wednesday 3rd, so not sure if it will happen.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on June 28, 2013, 01:05:44 PM

Sammy's becoming famous again back in UK!

http://www.saddlers.co.uk/news/article/forgotten-saddlers-hector-sam-816701.aspx
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: trini_stallion on June 28, 2013, 01:15:58 PM
Ok ok....hmphhh wayyyyy we cldna play caledonia self...give shabazz and sh ah lil competitionnn
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Insider on July 02, 2013, 03:08:22 PM
The players do not respect Terry Fenwick, especially the establish ones.

Terry Fenwick style is old school and he does not know how to speak with players and therefore they do not respect him.

These players cuss Fenwick during training and there is always a fight in Central training sessions. This is a joke guys, no other Pro League teams you will see this. I am talking in every practice sessions there are physical fighting, hand passing.

Fenwick is always on time and he is organized but he cannot coach Trinidad and Tobago, he tried to intimidate players instead of just training them. He treat the players in T&T with a slavery mentality.

There is a lot of thieving going on in the club locker room and the players have no discipline, so maybe this is why Terry uses this tactics? They have no behavior and I cant believe Sancho will allow this.

Central have to be crazy to pay Terry $5,000 USD per month that money could be better utilized and hire some decent local coach, get rid of the players with poor attitudes and build again as they could be bad examples for the younger ones.

Some players show up late and do not get fine while some do.

They need a Technical Director and who will overlook Terry Fenwick and the team performance.

Brent Sancho have control of the club I think but gives Terry to much power. Kevin Harrison needs to get involved and stick around in the sessions more often before he comes here to reply to me ( :devil: ) .

Fenwick had the money with Jabloteh and support and was successful but now that the playing field is leveled out Terry flaws is showing.

For example do you think any foreign players who were there will ever return to Central. I have spoken to a few and you will not believe.

Some of the top players in the league is; Joevin, Glen, Rundell, Trim, Teesdale (Kenwyne cousin), Sebro, Cyrus, Kareem Joseph, Devon Modeste, Belgrave, Gonzales to name a few.

Teesdale should be on the national side.

North East Stars and Defence Force have the best team chemistry despite not being the best team technically.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: vb on July 02, 2013, 03:17:13 PM
The players do not respect Terry Fenwick, especially the establish ones.

Terry Fenwick style is old school and he does not know how to speak with players and therefore they do not respect him.

These players cuss Fenwick during training and there is always a fight in Central training sessions. This is a joke guys, no other Pro League teams you will see this. I am talking in every practice sessions there are physical fighting, hand passing.

Fenwick is always on time and he is organized but he cannot coach Trinidad and Tobago, he tried to immediate players instead of just training them. He treat the players in T&T with a slavery mentality.

There is a lot of thieving going on in the club locker room and the players have no discipline, so maybe this is why Terry uses this tactics? They have no behavior and I cant believe Sancho will allow this.

Central have to be crazy to pay Terry $5,000 USD per month that money could be better utilized and hire some decent local coach, get rid of the players with poor attitudes and build again as they could be bad examples for the younger ones.

Some players show up late and do not get fine while some do.

They need a Technical Director and who will overlook Terry Fenwick and the team performance.

Brent Sancho have control of the club I think but gives Terry to much power. Kevin Harrison needs to get involved and stick around in the sessions more often before he comes here to reply to me ( :devil: ) .

Fenwick had the money with Jabloteh and support and was successful but now that the playing field is leveled out Terry flaws is showing.

For example do you think any foreign players who were there will ever return to Central. I have spoken to a few and you will not believe.

Some of the top players in the league is; Joevin, Glen, Rundell, Trim, Teesdale (Kenwyne cousin), Sebro, Cyrus, Kareem Joseph, Devon Modeste, Belgrave, Gonzales to name a few.

Teesdale should be on the national side.

North East Stars and Defence Force have the best team chemistry despite not being the best team technically.



re. the bold. Do you mean "mediate"?

Just trying to understand.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Dutty on July 02, 2013, 03:21:08 PM
I tort he was goin for 'intimidate'

ah fine FS takin well long to slide in here with shield and sword
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Insider on July 02, 2013, 03:24:48 PM
I meant Intimidate ..

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on July 02, 2013, 03:42:46 PM
I tort he was goin for 'intimidate'

ah fine FS takin well long to slide in here with shield and sword

No point Dutty....this is all a big fairy story. Why Insider would make this stuff up, I don't know. Perhaps he'll let us know his motives. After all, he wrote this only a few months ago:

I went to this training by Fenwick and you can see the players confidence is high especially with Byers around. I spoke with him after, nice fellow. Central FC will do good under Fenwick because he is strick and can get the best out of the players.

But I believe they need some time to gel as they look a little scrappy at times.

The team spirit has definitely been lifted.


 :bs: :bs: :bs:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Insider on July 02, 2013, 04:29:49 PM
Football supporter, let me make this clear.

1. I was a valid supporter of Terry Fenwick.

2. I really like Central.

3. I was impress by what I saw the first time I went there which was at the beginning of Fenwick.

I did not make this up.

There are a lot of truth in this. I also got this from a close source.

This, what I posted in not personal.

Apparently, Fenwick is an Englishman like yourself and I have nothing against you guys, I love the English stern organise way, but I hope it is not clouding your judgment on him. Maybe you need to secretly attend training sessions and a few and come back here and prove me wrong.

I am sure some of these things are very true.

I also mentioned, maybe Terry needs to act like this because the players are not discipline ?

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on July 02, 2013, 04:50:52 PM
Brent Sancho said: "It's behaviour that is indicative of all teams in this country, this is an epidemic but it is not as bad as that person put it- very much over the top".

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Banter Banton on July 02, 2013, 05:05:25 PM
Well let me just add to this

I am currently more or less managing 2 players and Central offered them the opportunity to come try out during pre season and get a taste of pro football life.. one of the players is 16 years old....

Central have been nothing short of brilliant and professional in the way they handle their business and have made the experience very welcome for both players and myself by allowing me to sit in on the sessions and see the inner workings.


The sessions I have witnessed have been different class compared to others I have seen in Trinidad..  the intensity very high and very professional... Terry is very hands on and just his presence lifts the training to another level

I do not know what you are on about Insider.. all the "big" players there are Terry's boys.. Marvin Oliver, Hector Sam, Marcano etc..and all have been leaders during the sessions always offering advice to the younger players who are in abundance.. they have been great with my 16 year old player and he gives me the run down after and says they all encourage him and it is different class to what he has seen in Trinidad.. he is also very much enjoying Terry's sessions.. loves the intensity and hands on approach and the ability of Terry to get everything out of you


Terry is Terry... everyone in local football knows what he is about.. he demands the best from you..If your some player with an ego because you scored 40 goals in your school football career and think you've made it then you wont last in a pro career outside Trini... Terry does not care about who you are here, you have to prove it...and unfortunately you will come across players like that who fold up because they cannot handle it...

What do they think they will get in England or any other good league in Europe ?  do they think the coaching style will be laid back like their Intercol coaches or nice guy local pro league coaches ?


The players that may not like Terry approach are weak... mentally weak... no place in the game for softness.. all he wants is the best from them.. maybe they should use it as a reality check



Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on July 02, 2013, 05:09:27 PM
My questions are

Does Sancho, Jeffrey and Harrison attend training sessions regularly?

What about players behavior especially in public as the club image is very important and behavior reflects bad on the club. I too have also heard players getting rob, now I only heard this, so don't shoot the messenger.

Terry will have the team for next season I assume this is where we will see how good a coach he really is. With a relatively small budget and a regular bunch of players it will surely test his coaching skills. I know he is a hard nose coach and very organized so I am sure he will be strict and try to get the best out of players.

Central FC must get their own field if they are to progress.

Should ex-pro league players and their spouse given free admission to the league to help boost crowd support?

Was it FIFA money that built the Mannie, Ato, Dwight and Larry Gomes stadiums or was it strictly the T&T government? cause why does the government control all stadiums in T&T, shouldn't this be the responsibility of the TTFA? I know they may not have the money to maintain it but this is where FIFA grants come in, no?

Who are the teams for next season and when will the full fixtures be released?

10 years in existent and still we cannot get full fixtures.

How can the league be so poorly run?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: vb on July 02, 2013, 05:14:35 PM
Flex,

I'm pretty sure those stadiums you mentioned were built by Govt. money, perhaps a subsidy from FIFA but TT stadiums like the HCS.

However, the Marvin Lee is a FIFIA ting that is why JW had it under manners so.

VB
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on July 02, 2013, 05:48:01 PM
Well I will admit that I was disappointed in Insiders comments.

Most of the reason is that it takes months to build a good reputation and seconds to lose it.

And people remember the negative rather than the positive coz its much better gossip.

To my knowledge there was one incident where players phones and some cash were stolen from a dressing room at Ato Boldon Stadium while the guys trained on the outside field. The security guard saw a guy arrive in a taxi wearing a Central F.C. polo shirt. He said he was late for training and the guard let him in. Thats the only occasion I've heard of Central F.C. players being robbed.

Players that are claiming Terry and Central are so terrible; are they ex players who are vexed because they've been cast aside and not offered new contracts?
There were several players who were sacked for various reasons including playing fete match the night before a Pro League game or constant late arrival for training and matches. Some of these guys tried to take legal action but nothing ever went to court. So was it them who complained?

If they are existing players, why did they re-sign if things are so bad?

A coach has to be given space to run his team how he sees fit. If he doesn't produce results, he gets sacked. As much as Management implement rules and guidelines, the coach runs the team. I have seen players leave who I like and seen players signed who I would not have chosen. It's not my call. I know of owners who tell the coach who to pick and then sack them if they don't win games. That is madness. You hire a coach to do a job. Let him do it. His results speak for him.

When I attend training sessions, I'm generally pleased with what I see.

Everybody here complains about the same old faces doing the same old things. We've come with something new. Yes, we're still learning, and it will be a few years before we have the club we really want. Two steps forward, one step back. But it's progress.

Flex, every team needs their own field. Once we raise $20 million, we'll build a stadium. To raise that money we must first build a brand.

I believe the Central F.C. brand, after less than one year, is very prominent. We have our haters: former players, govt ministers etc, but all in all, we're good. 
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on July 02, 2013, 06:09:30 PM
Supporters shirt.

http://socawarriors.spreadshirt.com/central-fc-A12979765/customize/color/48

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on July 02, 2013, 06:15:13 PM
Supporters shirt.

http://socawarriors.spreadshirt.com/central-fc-A12979765/customize/color/48



Nice! You know, I still have my sw,net T shirt from 2007. It's faded slightly now, but the quality is so good that it's near perfect.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on July 03, 2013, 02:01:41 AM
Fenwick starts makeover Central aims for Pro League title.
T&T Guardian Reports.


English-born Central FC head coach Terry Fenwick has won the TT Pro League title a record three times in the T&T Pro League, in just over ten years of its existence.

Now, the Seaham-born lad is in pursuit of his first league title with Central and fourth overall. “We will be more than competitive this (season),” promised the former Tottenham Hotspur and England international defender. “We are looking at a top two finish… top one really.”

Fenwick’s three Pro League titles (2002, 2007 and 2008) have come during his coaching stints at the then financially robust San Juan Jabloteh, which, in 2012, suspended all its professional football operations due to financial constraints. Another Englishman Ricky Hill, a former club (Leicester City) and national teammate of Fenwick, won the only other Jabloteh Pro League championship in 2003.

Fenwick was sacked by the San Juan club in 2011, but has since then founded his academy, Football Factory, and balances his head coach position at the one-year-old professional outfit, Central FC. In January he replaced fellow countryman Graham Rix.

Fenwick and Central finished off the last season in fifth spot, a position dreaded by the 53-year old, with just 28 points and behind fourth positioned North East Stars (34 points), which is coached by the Englishman’s former apprentice and Jabloteh assistant coach, Angus Eve.

“Fourth will not be good enough for me,” said Fenwick who kicked off his club’s 2013-2014 pre-season campaign last Thursday. “Looking at other managers like Angus Eve (North East Stars), where they’ve had a good long pre-season and end up fourth.

That would not be good enough for me. “So we are putting our heads down. All my players will have a very strict, very disciplined and very hard pre-season. So when we come into that first game, they will be on side, in everything that we need to be.”

He said having his first Central FC pre-season gives him the opportunity to work with players and make sure they are well organised and disciplined, and that the players know what is required.

The no-nonsense coach kicked off preparations with a small group of players during Thursday’s session at Presentation College Ground, Chaguanas. The group included just three players, Marvin Oliver, Darryl Trim and Carey Harris, from the debuting 2012 Central FC squad at the beginning of last season.

Goalkeeper Marvin Phillip, presently with the T&T Senior Team in Florida, Miami, preparing for next month's Concacaf Gold Cup, is said to be the only other player from the Central debuting squad that is expected to remain within the fold.

Tobagonian quartet of Rundell Winchester, Omar Charles, Darren Mitchell and Dario Holmes, along with Jason Marcano, Johan Peltier and Hector Sam who all joined the club during the December-January transfer window have also been retained by Fenwick.

Notably absent was bulky Antigua and Barbuda striker Peter Byers, who was also signed during the December-January window and top scored for the club with ten goals in all competition.

But Byers, who also finished the league top scorer in 2007 under Fenwick at Jabloteh, may not be part of Central’s plans for the 2013-14 season according to a team official. Fenwick, however, was delighted to confirm the signings of former Jabloteh and St Ann’s Rangers defender Jamal Jack, 25, and midfielders Shem Alexander, 23, and Julio Noel, 20, also from the St Ann’s club.

His first phase of signings also includes 17-year-olds Nicholas Dillon (promoted from the Central U18s) and Rangers youth player Kevon Goddard along with 19-year-olds Dwight Pope (Shiva Boys College) and Javon Sample (St Anthony’s College).

“We cleared about 20 players off our roster,” explained Fenwick. “Players that are recognised all over the country as top players, but I think they are on the wrong side of (age) 25. “So I’ve brought the age group right down. I’ve brought in 17, 18, 19-year-olds. I want to show in the professional league and in T&T that at 17, 18, 19, you can be a top player.

You can be a national team player. During his time at Jabloteh, Fenwick was known for fielding teenaged names such as Lester Peltier, Khaleem Hyland, Elton John and Elijah Manners, and such a step is also common at clubs such as W Connection and Caledonia which are at present preparing for the Concacaf Champions League, which begins in August.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: vb on July 03, 2013, 02:53:34 AM
Supporters shirt.

http://socawarriors.spreadshirt.com/central-fc-A12979765/customize/color/48



Nice! You know, I still have my sw,net T shirt from 2007. It's faded slightly now, but the quality is so good that it's near perfect.

I have mine from 2006. Still going strong.

VB
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on July 03, 2013, 05:27:22 AM
Darren Mitchell received the National Super League  MVP award yesterday.

 :applause: :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on July 03, 2013, 05:46:01 AM
Allyuh sell Darren Mitchell

I thought he was with Central FC

Who he playing for in de Super League

It have plently Centraf FC.

www.centralfootballclub.co.uk

www.centralfc.com

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on July 03, 2013, 06:14:49 AM
We signed him from Super League in January, near the end of their season.

Our site is www.centralfctt.com, but it's still under construction so there's plenty changes to make. We're concentrating on building it, so it's not updated regularly yet, hence why we haven't promoted it.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on July 03, 2013, 06:33:20 AM
Ok, good luck, at least you guys are trying your best.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on July 28, 2013, 05:10:30 PM
Fenwick eyes League title

Newsday  Sunday, July 28 2013

CENTRAL FC coach Terry Fenwick is eyeing the 2013-2014 Digicel Pro League title, having guided the team to fifth place in the previous season, his first time at the helm of the year-long club.

“Recognising I’ve been in control of the team for five months, it’s not a lot of time,” he said in an end-of-season interview. “We’ll be much better next time around. And we will start giving licks to a lot of these teams.

“We’re playing better football,” added Fenwick. “We’re in control of games. We’re looking forward to next season.”

Fenwick replaced fellow Englishman Graham Rix as Central FC coach in January, and saw the team progress from seventh to fifth spot with 30 points.

“I’m pleased to be back,” he noted. “To be fair to (managing director) Brent Sancho and (operations director) Kevin Harrison, they’ve done a great job in a short space of time.

“We and they would be much better prepared next time. And I think we’ll be looking at the top spot next time around.”

Looking at his plans for the offseason, Fenwick stated, “we’re already looking at youngsters. They’ll be quite an extensive change-around in players. And we will be very good next time.”
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on July 28, 2013, 05:17:45 PM
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/sports/Central-FC-sign-Quintero-216690501.html

Central FC sign Quintero

Express Jul 23, 2013

New Central FC signing, Dwight Quintero is finally ready for his shot at professional football and believes he can make a smooth transition into the top flight. Quintero has represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Under-17 and Under-20 levels.

“I was always looking forward to playing pro football and I was preparing myself,” he said. “The difference now is being more professional and the game is a bit faster. But I believe I can make a smooth transition.”

Quintero, who represented North East Stars reserves during the last two seasons, explained that he repeated CSEC exams at El Dorado Secondary East to improve himself academically, hence his late entry into professional football.

The 19-year-old Blanchisseuse footballer signed a two-year contract with Central, last week, and has already set his sights on a T&T senior team pick.

“Although I’m delighted that T&T have performed well at the (Concacaf)  Gold Cup, it is clear to me that there will be changes in the squad in preparation for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers,” said Quintero. “(T&T head coach) Stephen Hart has a reputation for  selecting young players and building a squad (which) will stay together for several years. I will be 24 when the 2018 World Cup is played so I feel this is the perfect season for me to break through to the senior national team.”

Central FC managing director and former T&T international, Brent Sancho believes Quintero “is on the cusp of the senior national team”.

“I would expect Stephen Hart to take a close look at him this season,” said Sancho, a former European-based footballer.

“(Quintero is) strong, fast and has a great first touch. We’re very excited to have him at (our) club.”

Head coach Terry Fenwick’s new signings also include 17-year-olds Nicholas Dillon (promoted from the Central Under-18s) and Rangers youth player Kevon Goddard, as well as 19-year-olds Dwight Pope (Shiva Boys College) and Javon Sample (St Anthony’s College). Defender Jamal Jack, 25, and midfielders Shem Alexander, 23, and Julio Noel, 20, have joined Central from the St Ann’s-based Rangers.

And Central have retained the services of Marvin Oliver, Darryl Trim, Carey Harris, Keion Goodridge, goalkeeper Marvin Phillip, the Tobago quartet of Rundell Winchester, Omar Charles, Darren Mitchell and Dario Holmes, as well as Jason Marcano, Johan Peltier and Hector Sam.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Cocorite on July 28, 2013, 10:00:56 PM
Central eh making joke . . . I think they will show others the way . . .be patient and push ahead
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on July 29, 2013, 06:08:27 AM
Sancho: Jack will be the new king in Central.
Central FC Media.


Central F.C.’s latest signing, Jamal Jack will be a significant contributing factor in The Sharks quest for Champions League football, said Managing Director, Brent Sancho.

“Both myself and Head Coach Terry Fenwick saw Jamal as a key component as we build a squad to challenge for trophies this year” said Sancho. “Jamal has only won 1 cap, but I’m convinced if he has a successful season that he can attract the eye of national head coach, Stephen Hart”

Sancho, who represented T&T as a centre back in the 2006 world cup, should have some experience at spotting a good defender.

“This season, Jamal will be Central’s Ledley King.” King was a Tottenham and England centre back and captained his club side. “Ledley was always calm under pressure and his timing on challenges was superb. I see Jamal in the same mould.”

The 25 year old defender arrived in California after a spell with St Ann’s Rangers. “It’s great for me to come to Central” said Jack, who was born in Charlotteville, Tobago. “Both Mr Sancho and Mr Fenwick played in World Cups as defenders, so I’m certain that I can learn a few pointers from them to improve my game.”

Jack is frustrated that he hasn’t won more international appearances. “I played against Antigua & Barbuda and, as you would expect, it was my proudest moment in football. You can’t explain how it feels to listen to your national anthem wearing the red, white and black jersey. Your chest kind of expands to bursting point!”

Read More (http://www.socawarriors.net/league/league-news/tt-pro-league/12712-sancho-jack-will-be-the-new-king-in-central.html)

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on July 29, 2013, 06:28:40 AM
Jamal Jack is a good left footed player, be careful though, he is ah next Cyd Gray, he have a temper. Didn't he get a read card for T&T already, I think it was in de 2007 Gold Cup.

But he is a good player, left football and have some speed. Terry go break him out well.

Central FC is de new Tobago United, how much Tobago players they have now, 6 ?

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on July 29, 2013, 06:39:13 AM
Jamal Jack is a good left footed player, be careful though, he is ah next Cyd Gray, he have a temper. Didn't he get a read card for T&T already, I think it was in de 2007 Gold Cup.

But he is a good player, left football and have some speed. Terry go break him out well.

Central FC is de new Tobago United, how much Tobago players they have now, 6 ?



Jack, Mitchell, Charles, Holmes, Trim, Winchester   :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: doc on July 29, 2013, 08:45:59 AM
Jamal Jack is a good left footed player, be careful though, he is ah next Cyd Gray, he have a temper. Didn't he get a read card for T&T already, I think it was in de 2007 Gold Cup.

But he is a good player, left football and have some speed. Terry go break him out well.

Central FC is de new Tobago United, how much Tobago players they have now, 6 ?


Nah... TU was always at the foot of the table ;D
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on July 29, 2013, 08:59:49 AM
Jamal Jack is a good left footed player, be careful though, he is ah next Cyd Gray, he have a temper. Didn't he get a read card for T&T already, I think it was in de 2007 Gold Cup.

But he is a good player, left football and have some speed. Terry go break him out well.

Central FC is de new Tobago United, how much Tobago players they have now, 6 ?


Nah... TU was always at the foot of the table ;D

Yeah, but you wonder why? If you throw in talent like Daneil Cyrus and others, they should be topping the table. THA should sponsor travel between Tobago and Trinidad and take the gate money from games held in Tobago. I'm sure a Tobago team could get enough sponsorship to exist (Govt would pay around 50 - 80 k per month in subvention) so they won't need much more.

The travel is the problem, not just for Tobago but for Pro League teams. It's a big additional cost when you have a tight budget, so unfortunately, Trinidad teams put their own interests first.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: OutsideMan on July 29, 2013, 08:01:21 PM
Football supporter --- Firstly, great job on what you guys have accomplished thus far with Central FC.  I wanted to add that 'Sharks' is indeed a good nick-name, and is not only a name that could be used in the NHL as some here suggested --- it's just as good a name in football also. 

In-fact, the nick-name 'Sharks' goes extremely well with T&T especially since we are known to eat a lot of Bake and SHARK sandwiches...sharks are definitely a part of the culture in T&T (though a football club from Maracas named the 'Maracas Sharks' would've been most ideal...lol). 

Anyhows, the 'Sharks' nick-name for Central FC is still a very good fit. Good job!  :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on August 09, 2013, 05:16:25 PM
I don't speak foreign, but I'm pretty sure this advert is saying something like "Central F.C. Sharks will rule the world"

http://msn.mediotiempo.com/multimedia/videos/moneros-futboleros&cual=11816#ooid=Zkd2Z0ZDrcwbvW7vgxpWtOPz7LSafYPR

Well, maybe not, but I can dream!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on August 09, 2013, 06:40:53 PM
I don't speak foreign, but I'm pretty sure this advert is saying something like "Central F.C. Sharks will rule the world"

http://msn.mediotiempo.com/multimedia/videos/moneros-futboleros&cual=11816#ooid=Zkd2Z0ZDrcwbvW7vgxpWtOPz7LSafYPR

Well, maybe not, but I can dream!!

That appears to be Mexican TV advertising the red sharks of Vera Cruz. Gally played for them. I think Joe Public beat them in Concacaf CL already when "Jackie Chan" the Guyanese was a star player in the league.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiburones_Rojos_de_Veracruz
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on August 17, 2013, 10:30:07 AM
Central F.C. Season 2: New Faces

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D0km-rQrBI
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on August 30, 2013, 07:32:20 AM
Sharks Intend To Arrive Alive.
Central FC Press Release.


Central F.C.’s players and staff took part in an Arrive Alive awareness presentation this week as the California based club aims to promote road safety to its supporters and community.

“We believe that footballers make great role models for both young and older members of the community, so we are keen to promote campaigns that will improve lives and make Trinidad & Tobago a safer place to live” said Central F.C.’s Managing Director, Brent Sancho. “But before we can preach to our community, we must first understand the dangers ourselves and educate our players in the best ways to Arrive Alive.”

Arrive Alive is an N.G.O. dedicated to all aspects of road safety, and they have influenced the government in drafting various laws including the breathalyser legislation.

“When we looked at the statistics, we recognised that our players are firmly in the high risk category, with men being involved in 80% of road accidents overall, while young men between the ages of 18-30 are most at risk.” said Sancho. During the 90 minute long presentation, the Arrive Alive team of Anton Licorish and Jerome Skinner shared various statistics with the players and also involved the players in several demonstrations.

T&T national goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams took a breathalyser test after rinsing his mouth with mouthwash and failed the test! “I was stunned” said Williams “I couldn’t believe that mouthwash would cause a negative result in a breath test” Mouthwash actually contains alcohol, so it’s a good example of how a breathalyser works to detect alcohol.

Another T&T international, midfielder Jason Marcano, volunteered to walk a straight white line wearing special goggles that replicate the effect of alcohol blurring your vision. “I took great care to walk along the line” said Marcano “but I could hear the guys laughing and when I removed the goggles I saw that I was a foot away from the line! It really demonstrated well how alcohol can confuse your senses.” Central F.C. is planning other events in their road safety project and are finalising funding from sponsors.

“We want to produce three TV adverts to promote various forms of road safety” said Sancho. “We pretty much have to costs of the adverts covered but we will appeal to various companies to purchase advertising slots on TV and movie theatres. We are also looking for a sponsor to cover the costs of printing 5,000 bumper stickers which we’d like to sell for $5 each with profit to used for Central F.C.’s youth programme.”

Meanwhile, The Sharks are finalising their community programmes for the season. “As well as repeating some of our events such as “Treat Her Like A Lady”, our Christmas parcels distribution and arranging for children and senior citizens to attend matches, we’ll also have some exciting, unique community events, which will ensure that Central F.C. will again lead the way in Caribbean sport community programmes.”

“I believe that all companies and sports organisations should invite Arrive Alive to talk to their employees and especially their drivers. These presentations will help Arrive Alive spread their messages and continue their excellent work. I am certain that this will help to make our roads safer for everyone” said Sancho

Arrive Alive can be contacted on 868-675-5483.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on September 02, 2013, 08:38:37 PM
Fenwick will use Battery power to win trophies for Sharks.
Central F.C. Release.


Central F.C. Head Coach and Technical Director, Terry Fenwick made four additional signings on transfer deadline day to finalise the squad that will hunt for trophies in the 2013/14 Pro League season.

The surprise signing was defender Elton John from North East Stars. “To be honest, although I’ve always admired Elton’s play since he was with me at Jabloteh as a youngster, it wasn’t until the morning of transfer deadline day that I realised he was available.” said Fenwick.

“Our midfielder Jason Marcano, mentioned Elton was looking for a new club and I immediately contacted him to sign with us.”

Another Pro League defender Akeem Benjamin joined The Sharks from W.Connection. Benjamin, better known as Battery, is viewed by Fenwick as a key component in his defensive line up.

“We have methodically selected our new editions for specific purposes. I am very excited about the new Pro League season. We have composed a very capable squad and I can’t wait to see them begin the 2013/14 campaign.”

Aside from John and Benjamin, Central F.C. also added striker Keon Trim and Jamaican midfielder Toric Robinson to their roster.

“Trimmy is a hard working forward and I’ve known him a while, so I know exactly what he’ll bring to the team” said Fenwick. “I’ve also heard some positive views about Toric. I’ve seen several videos of his performances in the USL for Dayton Dutch Lions and I saw him play for Antigua Barracudas against us earlier this year.”

“We’ve had several overseas players on trial during pre season including Brazilians, but we will always opt for local lads unless a foreign boy can bring something really different to the club. Toric can play a decent ball, but he also closes down continuously and his work rate is impressive.”

29 year old Keon Trim, who hails from Laventille, played under Fenwick at Jabloteh before moving to St Ann’s Rangers and also performed coaching roles at Fenwick’s Football Factory coaching school.

26 year old Elton John, who lives in San Juan, will be joining his brother, T&T international Jason Marcano at the California based club. Marcano, who has his sights set firmly on winning a regular place in the national team, is looking forward to linking up on the field with his brother. “Of course, we’ve played football together since we were children, but it will be great to play together for Central”

Jamaican, Toric Robinson said that he was so impressed with Central F.C. before he even arrived in Trinidad that he had no doubts that this was the right move to make.

“Just the way the club dealt with my transfer gave me huge confidence” said the 27 year old midfielder. “I’ve played for several clubs, but Central is definitely the most professional. They sent me lots of info about the club including videos and links to their facebook page.

I even received an email from the Managing Director, Brent Sancho saying that he was looking forward to seeing me play for the club. These details make a huge difference and it’s made me even more committed to helping The Sharks win trophies.”

Robinson, who now lives in New Jersey, USA, said his favourite food is callaloo and dumplings and he can’t wait to try the Trini version. “People will say that Jamaican food and Trini food is different, but once you live overseas in places like USA, you can’t wait to eat proper Caribbean cooking again. I don’t think I’ll be going hungry in Trinidad!”

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: dreamer on September 02, 2013, 10:22:19 PM
Nice story. Keep up the professionalism Sancho.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on September 11, 2013, 05:22:03 AM
HERE IT IS!!!!!

Volume One of Central F.C.'s online fanzine, The Shark


http://issuu.com/central.fc/docs/the_shark-_volume_1
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tallman on September 11, 2013, 05:34:52 AM
Well done! :applause:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FF on September 11, 2013, 05:36:23 AM
Congratulations! this is fantastic! Keep it up.

aye look Bally family starring out  ;D
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on September 11, 2013, 06:20:42 AM
Great work papie..

2 thing missing.

1. More photos and better quality.

2. The fixtures, at least some of it so people can set they caldender.

But I know that will be corrected because allyuh men have allyuh head on.

You should also try and do something with SWO.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on September 11, 2013, 07:08:59 AM
Great work papie..

2 thing missing.

1. More photos and better quality.

2. The fixtures, at least some of it so people can set they caldender.

But I know that will be corrected because allyuh men have allyuh head on.

You should also try and do something with SWO.



WE only got the fixtures yesterday! We thought we were playing Police on Friday, but now found out it's Army!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: ZANDOLIE on September 11, 2013, 07:29:25 AM
Congrats, job well done! Looking forward to the next issue and buying a T-shirt and merchandise  :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Banter Banton on September 11, 2013, 07:36:36 AM
Great work papie..

2 thing missing.

1. More photos and better quality.

2. The fixtures, at least some of it so people can set they caldender.

But I know that will be corrected because allyuh men have allyuh head on.

You should also try and do something with SWO.



WE only got the fixtures yesterday! We thought we were playing Police on Friday, but now found out it's Army!!


FS, can you post the first 5 fixtures for Central with dates and venue please and thanks  :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FireBrand on September 11, 2013, 07:38:50 AM
Good stuff FS and Central FC!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on September 11, 2013, 10:55:33 AM
Well done...1 thing..Wiki says this is your web page
http://www.centraltt.com/     :o
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on September 11, 2013, 11:48:01 AM
Great work guys.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: dreamer on September 11, 2013, 08:06:39 PM
HERE IT IS!!!!!

Volume One of Central F.C.'s online fanzine, The Shark


http://issuu.com/central.fc/docs/the_shark-_volume_1

1, Very very encouraging magazine and must congratulate Sancho, Football Supporter and crew.
2. Not yet near it's full potential but it's a damn good start & surpasses expectations of the public. Whenever you surpass, that's a big win.
3. Classy business advertisements (and not just one), putting peer pressure on others to join the bandwagon and not get left behind.
4. Pictures finally made these players REAL people for some fan to identify with & no longer some faceless laborer on a 3rd rate plantation.
5. The players will now gradually begin to feel the pressure of marketing, next conscious of how well they pose and present themselves.
6. The effort that was clearly made in the careful design of the magazine suggests to the reader that this club is serious. Talk is cheap and this magazine display clearly eh just talk.
7. Potentially slam-dunk successful components of the magazine are the articles that can get into the topics of sports medicine, interesting or inspiring personal journeys of the footballers and a whole array of topics linked to the football industry.
8. The quality of the photography can improve some, with attention to background and detail of initial framing and cropping if need cheap editing. Little things like revealing give-away peeks of the chair that the back-row footballers are standing on, have to be prevented.  I know this sounds harsh to FS as this work was done I'm sure with shoe string budget resources but it will be better next time. More importantly first, praises for breaking the ice and getting the job done.
9. The picture of the stadium with SHARKS name on the seats is powerful propaganda especially for international networking and plays into the narrative of a T&T club with some apparent pedigree doing business with a football team anywhere in the world for transfers, trials & sport tourism visits.
10. Hopefully distribution will grow from strength to strength even if embryonic on day 1
11. All in all, just proud of Central FC. Congrats. Your move NE stars, Caledonia, DF, Rangers and the rest of the Pro League
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on September 12, 2013, 06:35:07 PM
Central F.C. met the California community on Tuesday night and signed these photos as well as gave out key rings etc.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=593172214059921&set=pcb.514526605308685&type=1&theater
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Socapro on September 12, 2013, 11:27:20 PM
Very good stuff from Central FC, they are now setting the standard in marketing themselves that the other Pro Legue Clubs need to emulate.  :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on September 13, 2013, 01:58:00 AM
SIS now the main sponsors at Central FC.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Super Industrial Services Limited has again made a significant contribution to sports in this country by becoming the major sponsors of Central FC in the T&T Pro League.

This was revealed by CEO of Central FC, Brent Sancho yesterday. According to the former Soca Warriors defender: “We are extremely happy that SIS has decided to become our major sponsors. We have gotten assistance from them in the past but now they have that confidence in us to invest more into our club.”

Sancho, one of the brightest young footballing entrepreneurs in this country said the focus with this bigger sponsorship will be the youths. “We are in this for the development of football and people and now we are in a better position to help the youths with more and better development programmes.

“We have to consider ourselves very lucky to land a sponsor in this current financial climate. It is difficult to get sponsorships for national teams let alone a pro-league club.”

Daren Mohamdally the operations manager at SIS who has taken a major interest in developing sports through financial assistance from his company said :”We are very happy with what Central FC has to offer and it is a given that we continue our association with these guys and now we have made an even bigger investment to the club.

“We are extremely happy with the work that Central FC has done on and off the field and we want to continue to be a part of that. SIS has partnered with the club in the past in assisting the community, which we are very big into and this can now get even bigger.

“We at SIS are proud to be associated with a bright spark in Central FC and we want to urge other sponsors to come on board and assist the sporting clubs in this country.

“We have seen the benefits of investing in sports and to have an excellent vehicle like Central FC is a plus for us. We would like to wish them all the best in the Pro league and also with their community work.”

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: royal on September 13, 2013, 07:28:08 AM
Keep it up Central. Difficult environment to be professional 
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Banter Banton on September 13, 2013, 09:37:11 AM
Good Luck today Sharks !

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: JRtheWriter on September 13, 2013, 09:49:45 AM
Let's go Sharks!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: OutsideMan on September 13, 2013, 08:08:45 PM
Nice one today, Central.  3-1 win against Defense Force.    :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: King Deese on September 29, 2013, 11:43:08 PM
Just recently, the geniuass over @ Caledonia said they were going to be the best team in the world, then it dawned on me that that would make this idiot the best coach in the world, then the CCL came along and he couldn't even bust ah fart. Thus, ended the charade. But I decided to take a look at the real #1 team in the world to see what made them #1. This is what I found out:

FC Bayern Munich

Bayern is led mostly by former club players. The club President is Uli Hoeneß. He has been in office, formerly as general manager of the club, since 1979. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is the chairman of the executive board of the AG. The supervisory board of nine consists mostly of managers of big German corporations. They are Herbert Hainer (CEO adidas), Uli Hoeneß, Timotheus Höttges, Helmut Markwort, Dieter Rampl, Fritz Scherer, Rupert Stadler, Edmund Stoiber, and Martin Winterkorn.

Bayern is run like a joint stock company, a company whose stock are not listed on the public stock exchange, but is privately owned. 81.8% of FC Bayern München AG is owned by the club, 9.1% by sports goods manufacturer Adidas and 9.1% by automobile company Audi. Adidas acquired its shares in 2002 for €77m. The money was designated to help finance the Allianz Arena. In 2009 Audi paid €90m for their share. The capital will be used to repay the loan for the Allianz Arena quicker than originally planned.

Bayern's main advertising partner and current holder of the jersey rights is Deutsche Telekom, parent company of T-Mobile.

The main supplier of the club is Adidas. The premium partners include Paulaner Brewery, Audi, Coca-Cola, Lufthansa, Samsung and Yingli Solar. Classic sponsors include Siemens, Burger King, Ebel, Fitness First, The LEGO Group, Schaeffler Group, s.Oliver, Continental, Viagogo, Trentino, Thomas Sabo and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. Food sponsors include Albi, BiFi, Ehrmann and MF. In previous years the jersey rights were held by Adidas (1974–78), Magirus Deutz and Iveco (trucks / 1978–84), Commodore (computers / 1984–89) and Opel (cars / 1989–2002).

Bayern is an exception in professional, international football, having generated profits in nine of the last ten seasons. Other clubs often report losses, realizing transfers via loans, whereas Bayern always uses current assets. Also Bayern differs from other European top clubs in their income composition. While other clubs derive more than 35% of their revenues from broadcasting right, Bayern earn only 22% of their revenues that way. This is often accounted for by Bayern not marketing their broadcasting right themselves. Instead the Deutsche Fußball Liga negotiates broadcasting rights for the whole Bundesliga.

In 2011–12 Bayern reported revenues of €373.4 million, marking the eighth consecutive time that Bayern has topped their previous record earnings. According to the latest Deloitte's annual Football Money League, Bayern was the fourth richest club in the world in 2012, generating revenues of €368.4 million.

While other European clubs have mainly marketed to international audiences, Bayern has focused on Germany. Forbes ranks Bayern as the world's fifth most valuable football club in their annual list, estimating the club's at value $1.235 billion. [102] As a result of Bayern's finals appearance in the 2012 UEFA Champions League, the club's brand value has reached $786 million USD which is up 59 percent from the previous year. Among European teams this is ahead of Real Madrid's $600 million USD and behind first place Manchester United whose brand is valued at $853 million USD. In 2013, Bayern overtook Manchester United to take first place in brand valuation.

Bayern is a member based club with more than 200,000 members. There are also 3,202 officially-registered fan clubs with 231,197 members. The club has other departments for chess, handball, basketball, gymnastics, bowling, table tennis, referees, and senior football with more than 1,100 active members.

Caledonia, you can't touch that.

Okay, so FS, Central can' t touch that either, but it is not a bad model to emulate, huh.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on September 30, 2013, 01:30:31 AM
Nice work KD.
Imagine if Central could convince Adidas to pop in TT$1 million per year. At the moment, we have to purchase our own kits = TT$100k per year minimum!
Imagine if Central could convince Digicel to pop in TT$1 million per year. At the moment we have to pay all our phone and internet costs.
Imagine if we could get Toyota to pop in TT$1 million per year. At the moment we have to rent vehicles + TT$6k per month for an old Tuscon and Lancer!
magine if we could convince Coca Cola to pop in $100k (instead of a few cases of drinks), Burger King, Hilton Hotels, Hi-Lo, etc?
Imagine if we received $80k per month govt subvention?
We would be earning around $5 million per year!!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 30, 2013, 03:35:49 PM
Nice work KD.
Imagine if Central could convince Adidas to pop in TT$1 million per year. At the moment, we have to purchase our own kits = TT$100k per year minimum!
Imagine if Central could convince Digicel to pop in TT$1 million per year. At the moment we have to pay all our phone and internet costs.
Imagine if we could get Toyota to pop in TT$1 million per year. At the moment we have to rent vehicles + TT$6k per month for an old Tuscon and Lancer!
magine if we could convince Coca Cola to pop in $100k (instead of a few cases of drinks), Burger King, Hilton Hotels, Hi-Lo, etc?
Imagine if we received $80k per month govt subvention?
We would be earning around $5 million per year!!!

Well allyuh ha to be the pioneers and figure out how to and lead the way.  Obviously easier said than done but at least it's something to aspire to.  You guys are on the right track in terms of approach though, so if any team can do it I honestly believe you guys can.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on October 03, 2013, 02:47:32 AM
T&T Guardian 3rd October

T&T Football Association (TTFA) and the T&T Cancer Society (TTCS) along with several sponsors will collaborate with event host Vision Forward International (VFI) in the third annual staging of the Give Breast Cancer the Boot, an all-female football tournament which will be staged at St Mary’s College Ground, Serpentine Road on Sunday, from 10 am.

 

In attracting partners such as Super Industrial Services (SIS) and Republic Bank, the event promises to be even better than the previous two tournaments, according to former T&T international footballer Brent Sancho, who is the founder of VFI, a women’s football team.

 

Given the nature of the tournament, the TTFA, which was represented at yesterday’s tournament launch by general secretary Sheldon Phillips as well as national senior men’s team coach Stephen Hart, has given its endorsement. The TTFA has even held discussions with VFI in creating a tournament of international standard in coming years, which may feature women’s teams from North and South America, as well as Europe.

 

Expanding from eight teams in 2011 to 12 teams this year, the competition will be held in a round-robin to knockout format, with two preliminary groups of six. Among the teams are FVI Ladies FC, Central FC and the national Under-17 women’s national team, which just days ago captured the inaugural CFU U-17 Women’s Championship, held in Haiti.

 

The other teams are Malick FC, UWI, UWI Alumni, La Brea, Point Fortin FC, Defence Force, Trincity, Real Dimension, Malabar FC and St Augustine. Most of the participating teams are regular participants in the local national women’s football league, known as the Women’s League Football (Wolf). According to Sancho, participants may be viewed under the watchful eyes of national team representatives scouting for talent.

 

Speaking at the launch, at All Out, Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, yesterday, Kimlin Harrilal, the TTCS’s education and communications officer said the event is crucial in raising awareness, not only among women in T&T, but in the general public. “This initiative, hosted strategically, I must say, during breast cancer awareness month (October), plays a crucial role not just for us at the TTCS, but for women all over T&T in increasing the public’s awareness and engaging them in a different way- in football.”

 

“For this initiative The TTCS is urging the public, the participants, everyone here today to go beyond participation, beyond awareness, to go beyond cheering for your favourite team, and actually get screened. That is our message for 2013. We are calling on women to scheduled your mammograms and we are calling on men to get screened for prostate cancer,” said Harrilal.

 On Sunday, the TTCS will be equipped with a mobile unit for testing and the public to obtain information on breast cancer. Cancer survivors will also be present to give testimonies.

Launch video https://www.facebook.com/groups/478681882226491/permalink/525088257585853/
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: fishs on October 03, 2013, 06:48:42 AM

 Imagine Sam conceding to do a prostate cancer test.

 Dais like bakes conceding on a point of law.


 Wait for it.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on October 07, 2013, 05:13:12 PM
Sharks T shirts for sale......

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151947874650330&set=gm.527460994015246&type=1&theater
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Pointman on October 07, 2013, 09:26:05 PM
All the best Central FC from a diehard Civic fan.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on October 08, 2013, 02:18:59 AM
All the best Central FC from a diehard Civic fan.

 :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on October 15, 2013, 02:58:07 AM
Issue 2 of the Central F.C. online magazine, "The Shark"

http://issuu.com/central.fc/docs/the_shark-_volume2
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: JRtheWriter on October 15, 2013, 06:48:47 AM
Once again  :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FF on October 15, 2013, 09:09:48 AM
Very nice... Look like the quality and content improve as well!

Good job!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amwood on October 15, 2013, 11:31:56 AM
Great publication!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Socapro on October 15, 2013, 01:04:30 PM
Very very impressive online magazine!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on November 08, 2013, 01:43:30 PM
First Citizens Cup winners, Central F.C. have embarked on a tour of local schools to let children take a close up look at the coveted trophy. The ”Sharks” began their tour with a visit to Couva Anglican Primary School, where 200 pupils saw Operations Director, Kevin Harrison and Youth Development Manager, Kevin Jeffrey display the glass trophy as well as distribute some First Citizens goody bags and some Central F.C. players cards.
“As cup winners, we feel we have a duty to support the competition sponsors, First Citizens bank and the organisers, TT ProLeague” said Jeffrey, a former T&T international striker. “We try to give our club sponsors, such as S.I.S., as much exposure as possible. But we believe that we have that same obligation to First Citizens, who have generously sponsored this competition for over a decade, and the TT Pro League who organise the tournament.” added Jeffrey.

“It’s a great honour to be champions and we want to share our pride with the Central community who supported us along the way” said Harrison. “The children gave us a tremendous welcome and I think Kevin and I felt like we had personally won the cup when we heard the cheers and applause!”
TT Pro League CEO, Dexter Skeene said “This initiative will definitely provide First Citizens with additional brand awareness and exposure. In addition Central FC will also build on their community support and develop a loyal fan base”

“We will be trying to reach another 9 schools before Christmas” said Jeffrey “These children are not only the Central F.C. supporters of the future, but also some of them will become our players too. We are still laying down our foundations in the community, but we know these projects are crucial to the clubs development.”

Meanwhile, Central F.C. will begin their challenge for a second trophy this year when they play Joe Public in the opening round of the Toyota Classic at Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya on Saturday at 6pm. However, the club very nearly withdrew from the competition.

“We are completely opposed to playing this fixture at Marvin Lee Stadium” said The Sharks General Manager, Norris Ferguson. “We have nothing against the stadium, nor do we fear Joe Public, but the ethics of the whole competition have been compromised.” Ferguson explained that Julia Baptiste, General Secretary of the TT Pro League wrote to Central F.C. stating that “teams mentioned first (in the draw) are considered the home team for the purpose of any strip change and not necessarily home advantage. This means that playing venues are left to the discretion of the League’s Secretariat”


“With a very limited supply of venues, plus the desire of the league to maximise attendances by playing fixtures in Point Fortin and Guaya, we have no issue with the way fixtures are organised” said Ferguson. “Providing no team has a clear physical advantage or disadvantage. If Point Fortin is seeded as a home team, they should definitely play at the Mahaica Oval. That’s what generates the excitement in cup football.”

But Ferguson said that the Central F.C. management do not approve of playing their fixture at Joe Public’s venue. “It is an artificial surface that Central F.C. has played on maybe half a dozen times in 18 months, while Joe Public train on the surface and play matches there every week. They must have an advantage. And that is where our problem lies.” Ferguson said it would have been logical to switch the W.Connection vs Real Maracas fixture or the Club Sando vs Police fixture, both carded for Ato Boldon on Friday evening, to Marvin Lee Stadium on Saturday. “These teams do not achieve measurably larger gates than Central, and neither team would benefit or be disadvantaged by playing at Marvin Lee.”

Ferguson said that Central would be happy to play Joe Public anywhere other than at their home stadium. “Before any team is drawn from the hat in a cup competition, it must be perceived that every team has an equally fair opportunity to win the trophy. Whatever the rules state, playing as a “home” team at the away team’s stadium is bad enough, but when the surface is undoubtedly advantageous to that team it gives the perception, real or imagined, of unfairness.”

Ferguson said that Central F.C. made a decision to withdraw from the competition. “The management felt that the appeals from Central F.C. had been completely ignored. Although Julia (Baptiste) did reply, she did not address our specific complaint; that playing at Marvin Lee gave Joe Public an unfair advantage.” Ferguson, a FIFA match commissioner, said that the letter to withdraw was being written when Head Coach, Terry Fenwick intervened. “Brent (Sancho) had called Terry to inform him of the club’s decision. But Terry desperately wanted to play the game and so did the players. Terry said that his players were totally against withdrawing and they were determined to overcome any disadvantage. He said that he had set a target of winning three cups this season and, principle or not, the team wanted the chance to try for the Toyota Classic.” 

Central F.C. play Joe Public at 6pm on Saturday 9th November at Marvin Lee Stadium, with Malabar playing San Juan Jabloteh at 8pm
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Coop's on November 08, 2013, 02:23:55 PM
I agree with Terry Fenwick and the players for wanting to play the game regardless of where it's played etc etc the club just making a big issue about nothing,how many clubs have a home field and who have home field check the condition of those fields,are the surfaces any better than the Marvin Lee Stadium?

Imagine we have a Stadium like Marvin Lee and every time somebody have to play there it always have some problem,we often here complaints from teams when ever they have games at home/abroad they want to get practice at the Stadium when any opportunity they get they should try and take advantage of it.

Advantage is a poor excuse,you never hear clubs like St Anns Rangers with any excuses,they does practice in the Savannah what home ground they have.   
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on November 08, 2013, 02:29:54 PM
I agree with Terry Fenwick and the players for wanting to play the game regardless of where it's played etc etc the club just making a big issue about nothing,how many clubs have a home field and who have home field check the condition of those fields,are the surfaces any better than the Marvin Lee Stadium?

Imagine we have a Stadium like Marvin Lee and every time somebody have to play there it always have some problem,we often here complaints from teams when ever they have games at home/abroad they want to get practice at the Stadium when any opportunity they get they should try and take advantage of it.

Advantage is a poor excuse,you never hear clubs like St Anns Rangers with any excuses,they does practice in the Savannah what home ground they have.   

Coops, you completely miss the point. We're happy to play at Marvin Lee. Or anywhere else within reason. But why, out of the 8 matches, should Joe Public (an away team) be playing at their home stadium. You NEVER hear that situation. Imagine, Spurs get drawn to play Man Utd in a semi final and the match is played at Old Trafford. You really think they would be happy? But then, if Old Trafford was a plastic pitch, there would be riots.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Coop's on November 08, 2013, 02:55:54 PM
I agree with Terry Fenwick and the players for wanting to play the game regardless of where it's played etc etc the club just making a big issue about nothing,how many clubs have a home field and who have home field check the condition of those fields,are the surfaces any better than the Marvin Lee Stadium?

Imagine we have a Stadium like Marvin Lee and every time somebody have to play there it always have some problem,we often here complaints from teams when ever they have games at home/abroad they want to get practice at the Stadium when any opportunity they get they should try and take advantage of it.

Advantage is a poor excuse,you never hear clubs like St Anns Rangers with any excuses,they does practice in the Savannah what home ground they have.   

Coops, you completely miss the point. We're happy to play at Marvin Lee. Or anywhere else within reason. But why, out of the 8 matches, should Joe Public (an away team) be playing at their home stadium. You NEVER hear that situation. Imagine, Spurs get drawn to play Man Utd in a semi final and the match is played at Old Trafford. You really think they would be happy? But then, if Old Trafford was a plastic pitch, there would be riots.
     FS this is not Spurs or Man U this is sweet T&T,if you all can just bear with us sometimes and adjust to our situations.You making me feel like you all are scared of Joe Public,this is a Super League team,they i guess practice on artificial turf but where do they play their games,you all may be around just some months but check the success you all are having,you all seem to be the team in T&T Football at the moment come on Breds play the game don't spoil it.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on November 08, 2013, 04:35:26 PM
Invest in a roller and groundsman between the Northern and Central teams to level out teh community fields and bring football to the community :p
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on November 08, 2013, 05:27:02 PM
Invest in a roller and groundsman between the Northern and Central teams to level out teh community fields and bring football to the community :p

I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Sarcasm perhaps?

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on November 08, 2013, 05:36:55 PM
I agree with Terry Fenwick and the players for wanting to play the game regardless of where it's played etc etc the club just making a big issue about nothing,how many clubs have a home field and who have home field check the condition of those fields,are the surfaces any better than the Marvin Lee Stadium?

Imagine we have a Stadium like Marvin Lee and every time somebody have to play there it always have some problem,we often here complaints from teams when ever they have games at home/abroad they want to get practice at the Stadium when any opportunity they get they should try and take advantage of it.

Advantage is a poor excuse,you never hear clubs like St Anns Rangers with any excuses,they does practice in the Savannah what home ground they have.   

Coops, you completely miss the point. We're happy to play at Marvin Lee. Or anywhere else within reason. But why, out of the 8 matches, should Joe Public (an away team) be playing at their home stadium. You NEVER hear that situation. Imagine, Spurs get drawn to play Man Utd in a semi final and the match is played at Old Trafford. You really think they would be happy? But then, if Old Trafford was a plastic pitch, there would be riots.
     FS this is not Spurs or Man U this is sweet T&T,if you all can just bear with us sometimes and adjust to our situations.You making me feel like you all are scared of Joe Public,this is a Super League team,they i guess practice on artificial turf but where do they play their games,you all may be around just some months but check the success you all are having,you all seem to be the team in T&T Football at the moment come on Breds play the game don't spoil it.

Coops, why do you think the concern is just mine? Sancho, Ferguson, Jeffrey all felt that this was so wrong that we should stand our ground. I agree. One minute everybody wants T&T to behave like the big footballing nations, yet you consider this jokey and unimportant. Maybe we all just see issues where there aren't any. Guaya got a home draw, so did Point. Yes, we want to see bigger gates, but does that mean that some teams get advantages while others don't? Central are a home team like Guaya and Point. Ok, not everyone can play at Ato, but W.Connection vs Real Maracas could easily have been played at Marvin Lee, there is no reason not to. Yet we, the home team, have to play Public at Macoya where they play every week.
Artificial turf, especially poorly maintained out of date artificial turf, plays very differently to turf. We play there without complaint against teams, but neither team has an advantage.
No one has, as yet, convinced me that this is fair.

We're doing ok, and Joe Public will be a battle we hope to win, but the issue is about having fair and equitable competitions.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on November 09, 2013, 07:56:33 PM
If anyone is interested in becoming a Central FC Supporter sign up right here -----> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e282CrVF4LEOf4xEXRKgcVrHrSq60eFWvtq9e1cAa5s/viewform

You will receive biweekly newsletters, regular email updates, sneak peaks of the upcoming Shark magazine and special discounts on official club merchandise.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on November 10, 2013, 11:16:00 AM
If anyone is interested in becoming a Central FC Supporter sign up right here -----> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e282CrVF4LEOf4xEXRKgcVrHrSq60eFWvtq9e1cAa5s/viewform

You will receive biweekly newsletters, regular email updates, sneak peaks of the upcoming Shark magazine and special discounts on official club merchandise.

Interested, but FS is this site ok? (I'm a suspicious browser)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on November 10, 2013, 03:31:33 PM
If anyone is interested in becoming a Central FC Supporter sign up right here -----> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e282CrVF4LEOf4xEXRKgcVrHrSq60eFWvtq9e1cAa5s/viewform

You will receive biweekly newsletters, regular email updates, sneak peaks of the upcoming Shark magazine and special discounts on official club merchandise.

Interested, but FS is this site ok? (I'm a suspicious browser)

Better to be suspicious than scammed! But, yes, this is our supporter sign up page!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on November 10, 2013, 03:46:52 PM
Signed up :)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on November 10, 2013, 05:00:12 PM
Signed up :)

Welcome aboard!!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on November 17, 2013, 12:54:51 PM
INVITATION: The Central FC online fanzine; The Shark, would like to invite anyone to send in a Letter to the Editor for the November edition by Friday 22nd November. Feel free to express your opinion about the Sharks' season, your favourite player or favourite match. Simply email the letter to marketing.centralfc@gmail.com
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on November 22, 2013, 09:09:17 PM
Central F.C. Media Release

Trinidad & Tobago’s latest teenage football sensation, Rundell Winchester, is certainly enjoying life at the moment. Not only did he win his first major trophy when he scored Central F.C.’s winning goal against Defence Force in the First Citizens Cup, but he also walked away with the M.V.P. award. He then recorded his first hat trick when he netted three goals against Point Fortin. Following on from his first international cap – a cameo appearance vs New Zealand - the 19 year old played a full 90 minutes in Jamaica where T&T recorded their historic 1-0 victory. In the return match at Hasely Crawford, Winchester made a 25th minute appearance, creating havoc with his pace down the flank. His pass led to Guerra’s opening goal and, when he was fouled after exploding into the Jamaican penalty box, Kenwyne Jones converted the penalty.
After so many exciting exploits over the last 3 months, you would expect a touch of arrogance in Winchester, but the quiet spoken Tobagonian has kept his feet on the ground.


As part of the Central F.C. First Citizens Trophy School Tour, Winchester, together with Sharks midfielder, Toric Robinson, visited Esperanza Presbyterian Primary School with the coveted trophy, and was promptly surrounded by excited schoolchildren requesting autographs.
The visit involved the players, together with Youth Development Manager, Kevin Jeffrey and Operations Director, Kevin Harrison, talking to the children about life in professional football and the opportunities that sports can bring.
“The message is very clear” said Jeffrey, a former T&T international striker; “Keep away from negative influences such as gangs, crime and drugs and focus on your school work.”
Jamaican midfielder, Toric Robinson told the child that being good at sports is not enough. He said:”I was a good footballer at school, but if I didn’t study hard, I would still be in Jamaica. I obtained a football scholarship to the U.S.A., but this wasn’t just because of my football ability; I had to have good grades too.” Robinson has played his entire career in the U.S.A. before joining Central F.C. and has followed a similar path to Jeffrey who told the children:
“I too, was fortunate enough to earn a scholarship in the U.S.A., and like Toric, my grades had to be good to be accepted. If you are good at sport, you cannot forget your studies, in fact, if you’re a natural athlete sometimes you have to work harder at your schoolwork than you do at your sport.”
Winchester surprised the children when he told them he was only 19. He explained that it was difficult for him to leave his home, his family and friends back in Tobago to come to Central F.C., but he is thankful that he did.
The players distributed pens and pencils provided by First Citizens Bank to the children and staff.
Central F.C. will be visiting several more schools before Christmas so that more children can see the First Citizens Trophy up close.
“This is an important part of our Football in the Community programme, and something that our sponsors, S.I.S. are very keen to promote” said Jeffrey. “The children were so excited. This is the generation who will rebuild our nation’s football. If we can get them hooked on football now, they will support Central F.C. for life. We need to see thousands, not hundreds at Pro League games if we are to develop the sport to compete with clubs overseas.”
Jeffrey also stated that the Sharks will commence their youth team trials on Sunday 24th November at New Settlement Ground, Caroni Rd, Chaguanas from 9 a.m. “We welcome all boys aged between 10 and 18 to attend with a red or white jersey, black shorts, boots and shin guards. Who knows? We may uncover another Rundell Winchester!!”
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Socapro on November 22, 2013, 09:30:10 PM
Very nice, check this Winchester interview out.  :beermug:

Rundell Winchester reflects on his appearances vs Jamaica
http://www.youtube.com/v/EfvPP4IuKLw

Central FC 19-yr-old striker talks about his experience in national colours vs Jamaica - TTFA Media TV
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Cocorite on November 22, 2013, 09:49:26 PM
Great read. Keep up the good work
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: diamondtrim on November 25, 2013, 11:06:26 AM
Mods....merge if necessary


Took my son to Central FC's youth try outs this past Sunday. Though it was scheduled to start at 9am, when we got there the pro team was winding down their session. I thought it was good that the younger ones (who got there on time) got an opportunity to see the seniors train.

Was a large turnout imo, maybe about 50 players or so, with the majority being u18s. First thing that struck me was that Central appeared very well organized. A couple tents for player registration and shelter from the sun, which soon enough became rain, bibs for the kids and a numbering system which would no doubt have made player identification a bit easier.

I also took note of the presence, and when I say presence I mean for the entire session, of the clubs hierarchy. Sancho, Harrison etc were all there looking on. I found that to be particularly impressive. It meant to me that Central really has an eye on sustainability and longevity. Central is clearly sponsored by SIS...lol. The tent was branded, poles had company logos. I thought it was great advertisement. Can't see why more local companies don't get on board....Central does a great job of giving their sponsor prominence.

Earlier this year I visited both Melwood and Carrington and whilst the coaches and managers were present, didn't see any club owners or chairmen.....didn't expect to anyway. But it was nice touch to see Sancho et al there.

Great to see was the senior players at Central being given youth coaching responsibilities....Marc Leslie, Keon Trim even Jan Michael Williams were active in the try outs. Leslie and Trim moreso. Bear in mind that these guys trained in the hot sun immediately before the tryouts began. Good stuff. A few other senior players also stayed on and had a look at the tryouts, offering their comments to those of us in the pavilion. Central seems to be a tight knit bunch....good camaraderie all around. Was also good to see Terry Fenwick stay on as well and be active in the tryouts.

I was very impressed with my first close up with Central FC and look forward to seeing them do great things in the coming years.

Oh....Marvin Oliver might be 38, but I would sign him for 2 more years.....skinny as hell.....but a true player.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on November 25, 2013, 11:58:02 AM
Glad to hear there are some clubs with a professional but still community focus :) FS all I'm hearing is positive from Central so you're definitely doing something good over there!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on November 25, 2013, 12:37:29 PM
That is one of the most positive kudos I have ever read about any local club.. I await an pray,trim son get thru. Don't want it to change   :devil:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on December 01, 2013, 06:18:54 AM
Central F.C. will begin their 2013 Christmas parcel collection on Saturday at the California Supermarket, Southern Main Road California. The Pro League football club, who are based in California, Couva not only collected enough food last year to deliver over a dozen hampers, but also made presentations to Couva Children’s Home and Couva Home for the Elderly. “Last year was a step into the unknown for us” said Operations Director, Kevin Harrison. “But even so, we were pleased with our efforts and we were pleased that we could spread some Christmas joy to people in our community.”
More.......  http://www.centralfctt.com/Articles/sharks-begin-christmas-parcel.php
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 01, 2013, 02:38:37 PM
It's all about the family in THE SHARK volume 3 (Central FC's online monthly fanzine) ---> http://issuu.com/central.fc/docs/the_shark-_volume_3
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 07, 2013, 09:57:16 PM
It's all about the family in THE SHARK volume 3 (Central FC's online monthly fanzine) ---> http://issuu.com/central.fc/docs/the_shark-_volume_3

Does anyone have any ideas of what they may want to see featured in future editions of the magazine?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amwood on December 07, 2013, 10:22:26 PM
A few stories about the players that may give fans a true sense of where they came from and the struggles or successes they have encountered this far.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on December 08, 2013, 05:25:53 AM
Breakdown of the team and the players - strengths, weaknesses, positions, etc
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 08, 2013, 06:33:20 PM
Thanks for the advice. We will definitely be working on it. You could also find some info on our website. We will be upgrading it gradually.

http://centralfctt.com/team/stats.php (League table to be updated)

http://centralfctt.com/team/firstteam.php
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on December 09, 2013, 03:38:31 AM
Yea definitely checked out the team listings in the past, but "defender" and "midfielder" doesn't tell me much :( Also there's no reserves or youth listings. The site looks good tho :)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 09, 2013, 08:38:30 AM
Yea definitely checked out the team listings in the past, but "defender" and "midfielder" doesn't tell me much :( Also there's no reserves or youth listings. The site looks good tho :)

Well we are currently in the process of the reserve and youth team trials so you wouldn't see anything until Feb. or so. We will work on trying to get you more details for players, via the magazine from the new year.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on December 09, 2013, 08:47:36 AM
Yey thanks :) What you often see in the programmes for games over here are interviews with the chairman and manager, and the opposition's coach before matches and a brief summary of the opposition team. I don't know what sort of restrictions and budget you have, but that'd be cool (we pay £3 for our programmes every match here!)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 09, 2013, 08:59:58 AM
I don't want to blight it but we have some similar stuff in the pipeline. Nonexistent budget as usual but things will happen
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on December 09, 2013, 10:39:34 AM
Yey thanks :) What you often see in the programmes for games over here are interviews with the chairman and manager, and the opposition's coach before matches and a brief summary of the opposition team. I don't know what sort of restrictions and budget you have, but that'd be cool (we pay £3 for our programmes every match here!)

We have been distributing an 8 page basic print programme since last year. We do these for all home games, some "away" games and a few cup games. Very basic, but gives our squad list, some articles and a bit of fun as well. It costs us nothing more than paper and ink and around 4 hours in time. I expected to see other clubs follow suit, but nobody has bothered!

While we struggle to persuade fans to pay TT$30 to watch two Pro League games, I doubt we could even charge TT$3 for a programme!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on December 09, 2013, 04:47:25 PM
Yey thanks :) What you often see in the programmes for games over here are interviews with the chairman and manager, and the opposition's coach before matches and a brief summary of the opposition team. I don't know what sort of restrictions and budget you have, but that'd be cool (we pay £3 for our programmes every match here!)

We have been distributing an 8 page basic print programme since last year. We do these for all home games, some "away" games and a few cup games. Very basic, but gives our squad list, some articles and a bit of fun as well. It costs us nothing more than paper and ink and around 4 hours in time. I expected to see other clubs follow suit, but nobody has bothered!

While we struggle to persuade fans to pay TT$30 to watch two Pro League games, I doubt we could even charge TT$3 for a programme!

Hah yea I feared as much! If you bundled a free beer you could sell it for $11 :p
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on December 10, 2013, 11:05:48 AM
CENTRAL MEDIA:

Team News: Midfielder Julio Noel recently returned from a loan spell at Malabar FC. We will be facing Malabar in the semi finals of the FA Trophy tomorrow and Noel provided an insight into his former team.

CENTRAL MEDIA: Do you think Malabar has the belief in their squad that they can beat us?
NOEL: Possibly but not really. They depend on certain players but they don't have full confidence in the whole team.

CENTRAL MEDIA: Who are the players that we should look out for?
NOEL: Tinto, Highley "showtime" and Glen. But Terry should know Tinto and Glen's style of play already.

CENTRAL MEDIA: Are you predicting a big Central win or would it be a bit more work than that?
NOEL: Once we don't drop to their standard it should be easy. But we still need to be professional and put in the work.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on December 14, 2013, 06:25:28 PM
http://newsday.co.tt/sport/0,187936.html


Central F.C. Christmas parcels collection gained momentum on Saturday when they collected food items outside of the JTA Supermarket, Couva. Players and staff were on hand to sign autographs while shoppers donated tinned food and non perishable items.

“Once again, JTA’s loyal customers came through for us and generously donated tins galore.” said Central F.C. Operations Director, Kevin Harrison. “It’s heartening to see the charitable side of people and even the staff purchased items to donate.”

The collection was further boosted by a donation of cases of food by Happi Foods and hampers from ADM Ltd who own the Rainbow brand.  Happi Foods Sales Supervisor, Hema  Sankar dropped into the Central F.C. office to deliver the items. “Happi Foods heard about Central F.C.s efforts and wanted to assist. It’s really nice to see the players and staff working hard to help their community, and Happi Foods were delighted to contribute.”

Meanwhile, beautifully packaged hampers from Rainbow products were delivered by ADM.  “This is a great initiative by Central F.C. and we are very pleased to support their hard work. Community initiatives such as these bring people together and helps to ensure that those who are less fortunate can share a little joy during the holidays” said Sabena Ali, who is an ADM marketing manager.

Harrison also stated that Hi-Lo supermarkets have donated vouchers so that the club can purchase essential perishable items such as milk.

“We are so grateful that big companies have stepped up to help. We are also aware that some other companies are planning to donate, which is great.” Harrison explained that the donations will be boxed into hampers and donated to less fortunate people in the Central community. “We hope to be able to create at least 15 hampers. We will also be donating items to the socawarriors.net food donation which this year will benefit Operation Salvation  from the Laventille/Morvant area, who will in turn distribute it to children in the Trauma Support Group.”

Another busy week for The Sharks saw them win their F.A. Trophy semi final match on Wednesday against Malabar F.C. They will now face local rivals, W.Connection in the final of the prestigious tournament on Wednesday 18th at Ato Boldon Stadium.

“After all of our hard work trying to give our community a happy Christmas, I’m just hoping the players can do the same for our supporters by lifting the trophy next Wednesday.” Said Harrison
 
W.Connection play Central F.C. at Ato Boldon Stadium in the F.A. Trophy on Wednesday 18th December. Kick off time to be confirmed.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: elan on December 14, 2013, 09:04:35 PM
:applause:  :applause:

Well done.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 14, 2013, 09:33:21 PM
Central FC will be arranging for a special batch of supporter t-shirts to be printed in time for the FA Trophy finals (18/12/2013). We will only be printing specific individual orders though so please indicate if you are interested no later than 9 am on Monday 16th December.

T-shirts are $100 and may be collected at the following locations on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December:

- Central FC office - 53 West Boundary Street, California, Couva - 6795060 (9am-4pm)
- Port of Spain and environs

See t-shirt here http://issuu.com/central.fc/docs/the_shark-_volume_3. Email marketing.centralfc@gmail.com to place orders. Unfortunately only locally based orders can be facilitated at this time.

Couva Sharks vs Savonetta Boys.....Let's Go Sharks!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on December 17, 2013, 11:22:12 AM

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=641910645852744&set=a.263771710333308.61300.100001014424408&type=1

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on December 17, 2013, 11:33:09 PM
Mickey Rooney?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Thomo on December 18, 2013, 04:35:53 AM
LOL
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: King Deese on December 18, 2013, 10:33:01 AM
Riddle me this.

What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end and the end of every race? 

Holy shit Batman.

No, Robin, that is not the answer.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on December 18, 2013, 03:52:11 PM

Dear All,
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the psychological , physical, inspirational, financial and conversational support you so kindly given CFC through out the year. I would also like to wish you a tremendous festive season on behalf of all management, staff and players of Central FC. Although  we are mere hours away from our FA Cup Finals clash at the Ato Boldon, I just wanted to share with you(click the link below) the great joy we received in distributing well over 1000 toys to the kids in our community. We hope the Christmas joy continues to spread over our great nation and we look forward to your continuous support you have given us through out the year
 
Season Greetings....
From the SHARKS
 
p.s please click our link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FFN0UrsC5U&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amwood on December 18, 2013, 04:05:31 PM

Dear All,
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the psychological , physical, inspirational, financial and conversational support you so kindly given CFC through out the year. I would also like to wish you a tremendous festive season on behalf of all management, staff and players of Central FC. Although  we are mere hours away from our FA Cup Finals clash at the Ato Boldon, I just wanted to share with you(click the link below) the great joy we received in distributing well over 1000 toys to the kids in our community. We hope the Christmas joy continues to spread over our great nation and we look forward to your continuous support you have given us through out the year
 
Season Greetings....
From the SHARKS
 
p.s please click our link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FFN0UrsC5U&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

Great stuff!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on December 18, 2013, 04:49:36 PM
Unfortunately the link is blocked for me. Fine job anyway CFC?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on December 18, 2013, 05:59:03 PM
Very nice, FS. Congrats!!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: royal on December 18, 2013, 07:43:38 PM
congrats to Central for bringing some cheer....... always good to see kids smiling
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: King Deese on December 18, 2013, 08:54:58 PM
Hey man, putting all jokes and riddle aside. Great job with the support and the love the Central otganization is giving to the people's of that community. Keep up the great work. You are a shinning light of what greatness is all about and how endless the possibilities can be.

P.S. Fenwick f#@king up.

One.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on December 18, 2013, 09:42:58 PM
Hey man, putting all jokes and riddle aside. Great job with the support and the love the Central otganization is giving to the people's of that community. Keep up the great work. You are a shinning light of what greatness is all about and how endless the possibilities can be.

P.S. Fenwick f#@king up.


One.

 :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: SWF Reporter on December 19, 2013, 09:46:20 AM
Connection penalises Central in thrilling FA final
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868)


In the last three matches that produced a winner between bitter Couva rivals DIRECTV W Connection and Central FC, the two teams were separated by just one goal. Last night, for the second time this season, that solitary strike came from the penalty spot.

And, at the death, W Connection was the team with the giant $50,000 showcase cheque as the “Savonetta Boys” edged Central 6-5 on penalties, after a 2-2 regulation time score, to clinch the 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) FA Trophy title at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. Payment, according to the TTFA, will be deferred until 31 January 2014.

Connection also became the first team in the professional era to lift the FA trophy on four occasions, which bettered the three-time successes of Caledonia AIA and Joe Public. San Juan Jabloteh held the accolade on three occasions as well although its first triumph came during the time of the Semi-Professional Football League (SPFL).

Once more, Trinidad and Tobago’s oldest football crown was a step too far for coach Terry Fenwick’s men who lost to Caledonia AIA in the last FA final.

As Connection players erupted in spontaneous joy, Central substitute Darren Mitchell stood rooted to the penalty spot as he stared in the corner of the net where the ball should have been. Mitchell’s effort was a few inches too high and clipped the top of the bar after 11 perfect kicks from either team.

Several Connection players paused their revelry to offer a word of condolence to Mitchell before Central captain Marvin Oliver finally got hold of the young midfielder and dragged him towards his teammates.

Such moments of respect and goodwill between the two teams have been rare. There were four red cards in their five previous meetings and incidents off the field too; not least when Central custodian Jan-Michael Williams, a former Connection captain, used a bolt cutter to gain access to Connection’s goalpost in October.

In truth, Connection coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier and Fenwick, the former Jabloteh boss, have more often brought out the best in each other over the years than the worst.

Last night was no different.

It was a contest of high tempo, tactical intrigue, desire and execution.

As Oliver and Fenwick helped limping fullback Elton John towards the dressing room, the captain suggested that officiating spoilt the game. It was a debatable opinion.

Referee Neal Brizan is arguably the first referee that comes to mind for local occasions of this magnitude and, once again, he kept the competitive edge between the teams at reasonable levels. If there were mistakes, they were borne from the need for split-second decisions in clashes that could have gone either way.

Brizan failed to whistle, for instance, when Connection left back Kurt Frederick lunged towards John to retrieve the ball in extra time and the latter player was not the same afterwards. Central’s medical staff called for a change but Fenwick had already used his three substitutions; so John put back on his boots and hobbled around for another 17 minutes.

Central argued for an offside call that never came before Connection right back Alvin Jones crossed for Jomal Williams’ opening goal in the 26th minute. Williams, who was one of three teenaged scorers yesterday, finished with a brilliant stooping header into the top corner.

But then, when Central took a 2-1 lead through an Oliver penalty, replays suggested that Christian Ocoro Viveros’ foul on opposing striker Dwight Quintero actually occurred a fraction outside the penalty box.

Whatever the two clubs might think of each other, there was only respect and admiration from the stands for an absorbing cup final.

Central started brighter as the “Couva Sharks” pressed high up the field and did much of the early running. Oliver might have opened the scoring in the 20th minute but failed to keep down his header from a Jason Marcano corner kick.

Six minutes later, Central was in trouble as Williams wheeled away to celebrate his emphatic headed item. Connection had not conceded a single goal to Central since March and, in 15 preceding games in all competitions this season, the Savonetta Boys kept a remarkable 13 clean sheets.

But Quintero restored parity within just three minutes as the opposing defence failed to clear and the teenager squeezed a snap shot from the edge of the box that flew past Connection goalkeeper Aquelius Sylvester with the aid of a deflection off Mekeil Williams.

Sylvester is Connection’s second-string goalkeeper and much has been made of Fevrier’s decision to use his reserves in this competition. But yesterday, for a variety of reasons including injuries, nine of the 14 Connection players fielded, including captain Gerard Williams, playmaker Joevin Jones and the strike trio of Hashim Arcia, Neil Benjamin and Stefano Rijssel, certainly would not qualify as squad members.

Striker Jem Gordon, who was replaced at halftime by Arcia, made little impact on the game. But Fevrier’s decision to withdraw Tremain Paul after the opening 45 minutes probably had more to do with the trophy at stake than the development of a promising midfielder.

Quiet and unassuming, Fevrier lacks none of Fenwick’s competitive desire.

Arcia was excellent yesterday with his clever movement and passing. But, before he could make an impact, Connection conceded again.

On the break, Marcano played a superb, lofted pass into Quintero’s run and the 19-year-old former national youth striker fell inside the area to win a penalty kick that Oliver, the oldest player on the field at 38, dispatched clinically in the 63rd minute.

Like Central in the first half, Connection responded swiftly. Just six minutes later, Benjamin, the final’s eventual MVP, superbly clipped a raking Arcia cross over Williams (J-M) to pull the Pro League heavyweight level at two-each.

Perhaps the Guinness Book of Records should include an entry for a club that has the most unrelated players with the same surname. Connection owner David John Williams had three “Williamses” in his starting team yesterday, Mekeil, Jomal and Gerard, while the fourth, Central custodian Jan-Michael, was a former employee.

There was no further score during regulation or extra time, though, as Sylvester fended away a Marcano header at his near post while Jones (J) and Central substitute Keon Trim both wasted good opportunities. But Central looked exhausted as penalty kicks beckoned; John was hobbling, Quintero was repeatedly being helped to his feet and Oliver, with his bandaged fractured forearm, could barely break into a sprint.

Celio Da Silva, Arcia, Benjamin, Williams (G) and (M) and the Jones brothers converted Connection’s first six efforts. Marcano, Oliver, Quintero, Akeem Benjamin and Jamal Jack were similarly flawless for the Sharks.

But then came Mitchell; and the haunting sound of the ball pinging off the wrong side of the bar.

It was a dramatic conclusion to a gripping final. But there always is more than a touch of drama when these two clubs meet.

(Teams)

W Connection (4-1-2-3): 22.Aquelius Sylvester (GK); 39.Alvin Jones, 25.Christian Ocoro Viveros, 15.Mekeil Williams, 2.Kurt Frederick; 3.Gerard Williams (captain), 6.Celio Da Silva; 11.Tremain Paul (26.Stefano Rijssel 46); 40.Jomal Williams (10.Joevin Jones 85), 29.Jem Gordon (14.Hashim Arcia 46), 65.Neil Benjamin Jr.

Unused substitutes: 18.Jelani Archibald (GK), 4.Daneil Cyrus, 7.Silvio Spann, 24.Joao Ananias.

Coach: Stuart Charles-Fevrier

 

Central FC (4-2-3-1): 21.Jan-Michael Williams (GK); 2.Elton John, 24.Akeem Benjamin, 19.Dwight Pope, 12.Jamal Jack; 10.Marvin Oliver (captain), 18.Kevon Goddard (6.Toric Robinson 67); 7.Jason Marcano, 13.Johan Peltier (22.Keon Trim 86), 17.Rundell Winchester (11.Darren Mitchell 91); 9.Dwight Quintero.

Unused substitutes: 25.Javon Sample (GK), 4.Omar Charles, 15.Kaydion Gabriel, 23.Hector Sam.

Coach: Terry Fenwick

 

Referee: Neal Brizan

 
TTFA FA Trophy final

(Wed Dec 18)

W Connection 2 (Jomal Williams 26, Neil Benjamin Jr 63), Central FC 2 (Dwight Quintero 29, Marvin Oliver 57 pen)

*–Connection won 6-5 on penalties.

 

FA Trophy final MVP: Neil Benjamin Jr (W Connection)

Editor’s Note: The third place off between North East Stars and Malabar FC was called off due to concerns about pitch conditions. The TTFA is expected to split the $20,000 prize money at stake between the two clubs but has not yet made a formal decision.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on December 20, 2013, 05:18:37 PM
is there any Video of this game, please ?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on December 20, 2013, 09:54:22 PM
is there any Video of this game, please ?

It was shown last night on wintv, so I guess there is a dvd. Not sure if the game has been posted online. I will try to find out.
Title: Central F.C. xmas hamper distribution
Post by: Football supporter on December 23, 2013, 11:08:20 PM
Mods please merge when ready!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5EJYWR_pZ0&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Central F.C. xmas hamper distribution
Post by: madness on December 23, 2013, 11:31:02 PM
good job
Title: Re: Central F.C. xmas hamper distribution
Post by: Coop's on December 24, 2013, 10:40:11 AM
Since no one seem to be in the Christmas spirit,it's Christmas Eve and i want to take this opportunity to wish all my fellow posters and their families a Merry Merry Christmas,can't believe another Christmas caught me posting so i'm looking forward to another year of old talk,serious talk,chit chat fun and laughter,thanks guys, right or wrong,good or bad we are learning to live with each other through Football and the contributions we make. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBOBY.
Title: Re: Central F.C. xmas hamper distribution
Post by: Football supporter on December 24, 2013, 10:49:42 AM
Since no one seem to be in the Christmas spirit,it's Christmas Eve and i want to take this opportunity to wish all my fellow posters and their families a Merry Merry Christmas,can't believe another Christmas caught me posting so i'm looking forward to another year of old talk,serious talk,chit chat fun and laughter,thanks guys, right or wrong,good or bad we are learning to live with each other through Football and the contributions we make. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBOBY.

 :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: Central F.C. xmas hamper distribution
Post by: Tiresais on December 24, 2013, 11:06:23 AM
Happy Holidays :)
Title: Re: Central F.C. xmas hamper distribution
Post by: bingie man on December 26, 2013, 09:59:34 AM
 :beermug: keep spreading the blessing Central,,and many more in return to your football team and family's..
Title: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: Flex on January 01, 2014, 09:01:41 AM
Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Central FC Release.


Not everybody had their wishes come true this Christmas, but Central F.C. Head Coach, Terry Fenwick certainly received the item at the top of his wish list when the club signed T&T international, Ataullah Guerra.

The 26 year old player returned to the Pro League after a spell overseas and is expected to go straight into action when the Sharks face Jabloteh on Sunday at Hasely Crawford Stadium.

“I had several players on my wish list for the winter transfer window, but Ataullah was at the top of that list” said a delighted Fenwick.

Fenwick explained that he was keen to get Guerra into action. “For me, Guerra is a natural goal scorer, but his real strength is as a provider and I don’t think there is anyone better to play behind Winchester and Quintero.”

A former Caledonia and Jabloteh midfielder, Guerra has just finished his contract with Finnish club, Rovaniemen Palloseura. Guerra has played 27 times for T&T scoring 4 goals.

“Ever since Guerra played against us in last year’s F.A. Trophy final, I wanted him in our squad.” said Fenwick.

“There aren’t many game changers around at the moment, but we’ve seen him do this for the national team and it’s a role that we’ve been missing at Central this season.”

Fenwick said that it’s been frustrating to have the players’ signatures but not being able to play him.

“Guerra signed with us on 6th December. It’s been hard for the lad because he just wants to play football, and for me, having such an exceptional talent unavailable is annoying, but I’ve been looking forward to 5th January when we can finally see him playing in Central F.C. colors.”

Fenwick said that he still has some shopping to complete in January. “Our aim is to regularly field 6 or 7 T&T national players and complement them with youngsters who will push for the national team, as we did last season with Mitchell and Winchester.

While our policy will always be to shop locally, we have several trialists arriving from overseas and if they have the quality we require, then we will look to bring them on board.”

Fenwick also spoke about Willis Plaza, who the club signed in September but failed to convince FIFA to give him clearance.

“Although we obtained the signature of Willis Plaza in September, the intricacies of the FIFA transfer system prevented his transfer from his club in Vietnam going through, despite appeals from us and support from TTFA and the Pro League. This meant that his registration didn’t clear until December 26th.” said Fenwick.

“It was really frustrating for the club and Plaza.”

The club are now in further discussions with the 26 year old Plaza, who is considering a return to Viet Nam.
“Technically, Willis is our player until 31st May” said Fenwick.

“But there is no value in having a player at your club who is not happy. We will sit down with him and let common sense prevail.”

Central F.C. take on San Juan Jabloteh on Sunday 5th January at Hasely Crawford Stadium at 5p.m.
Title: Re: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: Tiresais on January 01, 2014, 09:56:15 AM
Great signing, but why didn't it pan out for him in Finland? Also Is January 1st the start of the Trini transfer window? In past years I started mid December or something silly.
Title: Re: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: Coop's on January 01, 2014, 10:24:06 AM
Wait until Sam sees this,alyu didn't have room for Roopie now u pick up Guerra  :banginghead: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: asylumseeker on January 01, 2014, 10:59:36 AM
Coops, Happy New Year, eh! :rotfl:

Buh seriously, wha Sam could say? Rookie is no Guerra?! Roopie has no NT experience? Rookie has no Pro League experience?

Title: Re: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: SWF Reporter on January 01, 2014, 11:35:04 AM
Central FC snaps up Guerra; Sharks target top two finish
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868)

Central FC made another bold declaration today as the Digicel Pro League outfit confirmed the capture of 26-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international attacking midfielder Ataullah Guerra.
Guerra, a former Caledonia AIA player, spent much of 2013 on loan with Finland Premier League club Rovaniemen Palloseura (RoPS) but opted to start the New Year with the “Couva Sharks” after his contract expired. He has signed on a six-month deal that allows him to move in the next transfer window if a move opens up for him abroad. Both parties retain an option to renew for a year, though.
At present, Central is fourth in the Pro League and trails leading team and Couva rival, DIRECTV W Connection, by eight points. However, the Sharks are just two points behind second place Police FC and one shy of defending champion team Defence Force.
Guerra hopes to help Central narrow the gap and he is the club’s second high profile signing this season after talented Trinidad and Tobago international goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams joined the team in the last transfer window.
“Fans should expect to see a new Ataullah because I have a new perspective and a different attitude to life,” Guerra told Wired868. “I will try to be a better role model on the field and I want to score goals and do my best for myself and my country. I want to put Central on the map and make it one of the biggest teams in the Pro League.”
Central managing director Brent Sancho, a 2006 World Cup player with Trinidad and Tobago, also hailed Guerra’s developing maturity and said he was excited by what he saw of the playmaker on the training ground.
Central is still awaiting the final clearance for Guerra but his international transfer clearance came through on Boxing Day and the Sharks hope to be able to use the player against San Juan Jabloteh on Sunday.
“Speaking to Ataullah, he has matured tremendously as a person,” said Sancho, “and he is better a player than I even thought he was when I look at him up close.
“He still wants to play outside Trinidad and Tobago, if possible, and we are giving him the comfort that he can if something comes up.”
Caledonia coach Jamaal Shabazz is sad to see Guerra go but explained that it did not want to be drawn into a bidding war with Central.
Instead, the “Eastern Stallions”, who also let go of Grenada international striker Kithson “Bully” Bain and Guyana defender Jamal Smith, will try to compensate with some younger signings while versatile veteran Conrad Smith could also return from St Ann’s Rangers.
Read more: http://wired868.com/2014/01/01/central-fc-snaps-up-guerra-sharks-target-top-two-finish/
Title: Re: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: Football supporter on January 01, 2014, 11:45:35 AM
Great signing, but why didn't it pan out for him in Finland? Also Is January 1st the start of the Trini transfer window? In past years I started mid December or something silly.

00.01 a.m. 26th December Swiss time. We submitted the request at 19.01 p.m. on December 25th Trini time!
Title: Re: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: Cocorite on January 01, 2014, 12:30:25 PM
Ah wish I was living in T&T to take een some games

But of course we're all hoping he gets to play on a bigger stage
Title: Re: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: Tiresais on January 01, 2014, 12:40:38 PM
Hah nice work there FS, Guerra's an excellent signing. He plays between the midfielders and strikers though - does this mean you're changing tactics?
Title: Re: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: amielisadore on January 01, 2014, 01:06:42 PM
Hah nice work there FS, Guerra's an excellent signing. He plays between the midfielders and strikers though - does this mean you're changing tactics?

I don't necessarily think so. Guerra might most likely play in the hole behind Quintero with Winchester on the left wing and Peltier/Marcano on the right. CFC generally plays variations of 4231/433 with Winchester on the left wing so Guerra should fit in perfectly.
Title: Re: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: Sam on January 01, 2014, 06:24:53 PM
Wait until Sam sees this,alyu didn't have room for Roopie now u pick up Guerra  :banginghead: :rotfl:

You right !!! de same way Gally dump you is de same way Roopie get dump, thats life...   :rotfl:

Guerra is a great signing, one of Fenwick product came home.

Title: Re: Central FC welcomes Guerra.
Post by: Coop's on January 01, 2014, 11:24:17 PM
Wait until Sam sees this,alyu didn't have room for Roopie now u pick up Guerra  :banginghead: :rotfl:

You right !!! de same way Gally dump you is de same way Roopie get dump, thats life...   :rotfl:

Guerra is a great signing, one of Fenwick product came home.


      i guess u realize Gally got dumped too,so who laugh last always laugh the best  :rotfl:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on January 03, 2014, 12:24:10 AM
YOUTH TEAM NEWS:
U14 & U16 - training and tryouts will be held on Saturday 11th January 2014 at 9 am

U18 & Reserves - training and tryouts will be held on Thursday 9th January 2014 at 5 pm

Both sessions will be held at New Settlement Ground, Chaguanas. Players are asked to walk with a white jersey and either blue or black shorts.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on January 08, 2014, 10:41:11 PM
What do you all think about the new edition of the magazine ? http://issuu.com/central.fc/docs/the_shark-_volume_4

What improvements were made and what other ideas should we incorporate?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on January 09, 2014, 12:54:14 AM
A page with game schedule & activities dates., not sure I saw sponsors and friend of Central ads...a rest of the league or league contribution page.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 09, 2014, 05:26:40 AM
Latest team list with positions, Opposition/Central formation used in last match. Great work tho
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on January 09, 2014, 06:14:13 AM
A page with game schedule & activities dates

Honestly....we are in fete season so that's almost impossible. Things are subject to change at any time.

Latest team list with positions, Opposition/Central formation used in last match. Great work tho

The next edition would have the updated roster after the transfer window.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 09, 2014, 07:53:45 AM
Thanks :) Really great work btw, looks professional
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 09, 2014, 01:38:11 PM
Yohance: From Los Angeles to California
Central F.C. Media


California based Central F.C.’s newest signing, Yohance Marshall, is set to make his first ever ProLeague appearance on Friday when the Sharks take on Caledonia AIA at Hasely Crawford Stadium. The versatile 27 year old, despite earning 5 international appearances for T&T, has spent his entire professional career overseas.
Marshall earned his first contract in the USA when he joined L.A.Galaxy in 2009, but had already gained a reputation as a solid defender with the T&T U17, U20 and U21 national teams.


After 3 seasons in the USA, Marshall decided to explore life in the Far East, joining Chainat F.C. in Thailand and then Nay Pwi Taw of the Myanmar National League where he was voted into the League’s 2013 All-Star team. 
But, for the Diego Martin boy, after looking at options both home and abroad with his representative Narada Wilson of The Brazil Link, Central F.C.'s project seemed the most enticing for the former St Anthony’s College standout.
“It doesn’t matter where you travel in the world, you always miss your home” said Marshall. “I always wanted to test myself in the Pro League, and the thought of good Trini cooking clinched the deal for me!”
“Yohance is a player whom I have admired for sometime” said Central CEO, Brent Sancho. “He’s a very reliable defender, he has a cool head and is a great example to young players.” Marshall played 21 games last season for Nay Pwi Tar and was never shown a card by officials. “He also has a knack of popping up and scoring important goals” added Sancho.
“I’m really looking forward to playing in the Pro League” said Marshall, “Particularly as I will be teaming up again with my old St Anthony’s team mate, Jan-Michael Williams.”
Sancho added “When you play overseas, especially in the far flung regions such as the Far East, you tend to disappear off the radar of the National Team coach. Now Yohance has a great chance of reclaiming his place on the National Team, and I’m sure Stephen Hart will be delighted to be presented with a new option for his defence.”
Meanwhile, Central F.C. continues their youth team preparations with training and trials for their U14 & teams on Saturday 11th January at 9 am, at New Settlement Ground, Chaguanas. Players are required to walk with a white jersey and black or blue shorts. The U18 & Reserves will be training and holding tryouts at the same venue on Thursday 9th January at 5 pm.
Central F.C. vs Caledonia AIA kicks off at 8pm on Friday 10th January at Hasely Crawford Stadium.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on January 09, 2014, 02:36:12 PM
Lea
A page with game schedule & activities dates

Honestly....we are in fete season so that's almost impossible. Things are subject to change at any time.

Latest team list with positions, Opposition/Central formation used in last match. Great work tho

The next edition would have the updated roster after the transfer window.

Then you will have to lead by example..a professional commitment is a paid and paying commitment..I am aware that fete is a profession in TT..yet if a game is scheduled for Carnival Tuesday, then that game has to play if both paries agree before...your printed schedule  or arranged activities could only be made incorrect by unprofessional  behaviour.. Of course doh, no one would put a game Carnival Tuesday..but you saying the schedulers and Pro league stake holders might not organize thei schedule to suite, and if a fete pop up that weekend, they themselves might not show up.... Ppl playing and acting at professionalism or what...what about Central organized activities, yuh mean Central ppl might not show or Central organizers don't know when a fete tsunami coming and if to organize something or not...lil confused dey...by activities, I meant Central organized activities...Central can cook 2, Community Central etc..what that have to do with fete..
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 09, 2014, 03:58:28 PM
Yohance: From Los Angeles to California
Central F.C. Media


California based Central F.C.’s newest signing, Yohance Marshall, is set to make his first ever ProLeague appearance on Friday when the Sharks take on Caledonia AIA at Hasely Crawford Stadium. The versatile 27 year old, despite earning 5 international appearances for T&T, has spent his entire professional career overseas.
Marshall earned his first contract in the USA when he joined L.A.Galaxy in 2009, but had already gained a reputation as a solid defender with the T&T U17, U20 and U21 national teams.


After 3 seasons in the USA, Marshall decided to explore life in the Far East, joining Chainat F.C. in Thailand and then Nay Pwi Taw of the Myanmar National League where he was voted into the League’s 2013 All-Star team. 
But, for the Diego Martin boy, after looking at options both home and abroad with his representative Narada Wilson of The Brazil Link, Central F.C.'s project seemed the most enticing for the former St Anthony’s College standout.
“It doesn’t matter where you travel in the world, you always miss your home” said Marshall. “I always wanted to test myself in the Pro League, and the thought of good Trini cooking clinched the deal for me!”
“Yohance is a player whom I have admired for sometime” said Central CEO, Brent Sancho. “He’s a very reliable defender, he has a cool head and is a great example to young players.” Marshall played 21 games last season for Nay Pwi Tar and was never shown a card by officials. “He also has a knack of popping up and scoring important goals” added Sancho.
“I’m really looking forward to playing in the Pro League” said Marshall, “Particularly as I will be teaming up again with my old St Anthony’s team mate, Jan-Michael Williams.”
Sancho added “When you play overseas, especially in the far flung regions such as the Far East, you tend to disappear off the radar of the National Team coach. Now Yohance has a great chance of reclaiming his place on the National Team, and I’m sure Stephen Hart will be delighted to be presented with a new option for his defence.”
Meanwhile, Central F.C. continues their youth team preparations with training and trials for their U14 & teams on Saturday 11th January at 9 am, at New Settlement Ground, Chaguanas. Players are required to walk with a white jersey and black or blue shorts. The U18 & Reserves will be training and holding tryouts at the same venue on Thursday 9th January at 5 pm.
Central F.C. vs Caledonia AIA kicks off at 8pm on Friday 10th January at Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Hah if you sign Neaves from Westside you'll start bringing his old crew together :p
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 09, 2014, 05:31:37 PM
Lea
A page with game schedule & activities dates

Honestly....we are in fete season so that's almost impossible. Things are subject to change at any time.

Latest team list with positions, Opposition/Central formation used in last match. Great work tho

The next edition would have the updated roster after the transfer window.

Then you will have to lead by example..a professional commitment is a paid and paying commitment..I am aware that fete is a profession in TT..yet if a game is scheduled for Carnival Tuesday, then that game has to play if both paries agree before...your printed schedule  or arranged activities could only be made incorrect by unprofessional  behaviour.. Of course doh, no one would put a game Carnival Tuesday..but you saying the schedulers and Pro league stake holders might not organize thei schedule to suite, and if a fete pop up that weekend, they themselves might not show up.... Ppl playing and acting at professionalism or what...what about Central organized activities, yuh mean Central ppl might not show or Central organizers don't know when a fete tsunami coming and if to organize something or not...lil confused dey...by activities, I meant Central organized activities...Central can cook 2, Community Central etc..what that have to do with fete..

He means that in T&T, a game can be arranged and then suddenly, the stadium is not available because it has been taken by a govt body for a carnival event.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on January 09, 2014, 05:44:16 PM
Lea
A page with game schedule & activities dates

Honestly....we are in fete season so that's almost impossible. Things are subject to change at any time.

Latest team list with positions, Opposition/Central formation used in last match. Great work tho

The next edition would have the updated roster after the transfer window.

Then you will have to lead by example..a professional commitment is a paid and paying commitment..I am aware that fete is a profession in TT..yet if a game is scheduled for Carnival Tuesday, then that game has to play if both paries agree before...your printed schedule  or arranged activities could only be made incorrect by unprofessional  behaviour.. Of course doh, no one would put a game Carnival Tuesday..but you saying the schedulers and Pro league stake holders might not organize thei schedule to suite, and if a fete pop up that weekend, they themselves might not show up.... Ppl playing and acting at professionalism or what...what about Central organized activities, yuh mean Central ppl might not show or Central organizers don't know when a fete tsunami coming and if to organize something or not...lil confused dey...by activities, I meant Central organized activities...Central can cook 2, Community Central etc..what that have to do with fete..

Yeah, it is just like FS said. The availability of venues is the core of the issue. In terms of Central FC activities, the major events will be advertised as early as we can once we don't foresee any trickle down complications from having matches re-arranged. And those re-arrangements are generally out of our hands.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on January 09, 2014, 06:19:07 PM
ok..thanks, I understand. Maintain the good efforts and acomplishments. .
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on January 09, 2014, 06:25:34 PM
ok..thanks, I understand. Maintain the good efforts and acomplishments. .

 :beermug: Thanks for the feedback
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: royal on January 09, 2014, 08:47:28 PM
FS ah hear you'll bringing in some big players in de transfer window. how de negotiations going?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 09, 2014, 09:21:53 PM
FS ah hear you'll bringing in some big players in de transfer window. how de negotiations going?

Guerra and Yohance Marshall in the fold. Couple other guys being finalised. Some overseas trialists also in the mix.

Released players are: Toric Robinson, Omarr Charles, Akeil Defreitas, Darryl Trim, Shem Alexander.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on January 09, 2014, 09:33:18 PM
We better take a winter break and come back after carnival. This never used to happen. Football started in June and ended in Dec. End of rainy season. cricket in Jan, ended in May-Jun. End of dry season. But we following FIFA" directives".
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 09, 2014, 10:03:50 PM
We better take a winter break and come back after carnival. This never used to happen. Football started in June and ended in Dec. End of rainy season. cricket in Jan, ended in May-Jun. End of dry season. But we following FIFA" directives".

Actually, we're aligning with the European football timeline. Makes sense to me. Why can't football and carnival run along together?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 10, 2014, 06:41:13 AM
FS ah hear you'll bringing in some big players in de transfer window. how de negotiations going?

Guerra and Yohance Marshall in the fold. Couple other guys being finalised. Some overseas trialists also in the mix.

Released players are: Toric Robinson, Omarr Charles, Akeil Defreitas, Darryl Trim, Shem Alexander.

What happened with these guys? Are they off to find foreign clubs? De Freitas only just joined!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 10, 2014, 07:15:25 AM
FS ah hear you'll bringing in some big players in de transfer window. how de negotiations going?

Guerra and Yohance Marshall in the fold. Couple other guys being finalised. Some overseas trialists also in the mix.

Released players are: Toric Robinson, Omarr Charles, Akeil Defreitas, Darryl Trim, Shem Alexander.

What happened with these guys? Are they off to find foreign clubs? De Freitas only just joined!

Yeah, DeFreitas wanted to go overseas. Robinson returned to USA ans Alexander going over to Tampa.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on January 10, 2014, 03:32:27 PM
New signing Yohance Marshall is expected to make his debut against Caledonia AIA

http://centralfctt.com/videos/13.php
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 10, 2014, 04:21:39 PM
International clearance didn't come through for tonight's game :(

Hah I swear Yohance always looks so harsh in formal stuff - his mug-shot for the MLS made him look like a criminal and he sounds so serious on the video, but he's like the nicest guy I've met lol.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 10, 2014, 09:20:18 PM
International clearance didn't come through for tonight's game :(

Hah I swear Yohance always looks so harsh in formal stuff - his mug-shot for the MLS made him look like a criminal and he sounds so serious on the video, but he's like the nicest guy I've met lol.

His passport photo makes him look like Teddy Pendergrass  :rotfl:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 11, 2014, 09:32:23 AM
Haha he has soul :p
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 16, 2014, 09:35:16 PM
Central F.C. Media Release
Plaza and Paul: Pro League Powerhouses in Central


Central F.C. announced the signing of Willis Plaza and Leston Paul this week, bringing their total of new additions to four in the winter transfer window.

“It’s great to get two quality players such as Willis and Leston on board” said Central F.C. Managing Director, Brent Sancho. “Both players fit right into our policy of recruiting T&T players and increase the level of quality in our squad”
Incredibly, Central’s four latest signings: Plaza, Paul, Yohance Marshall and Ataulla Guerra have all represented Trinidad & Tobago (Paul at U17 & U20 World Cups) and were all recruited from outside of the Pro League.
“There are plenty of decent T&T players out there, but you have to make the effort to recruit them” said Sancho.
23 year old Leston Paul, who studied in the USA and gained a degree in geography, had a successful season with Super League outfit, Guaya United. The Mayaro midfielder will be looking to move up to the senior national team and feels that exposure in the Pro League will help his cause.
26 year old striker Willis Plaza will also be looking to catch the eye of National team coach, Stephen Hart. The Arima target man has already won 10 international appearances and is sure to add to that total if he regularly hits the net with Central F.C.
‘In total, we now have 11 T&T internationals in our squad with total caps of 138. Although players such as Marvin Oliver and Hector Sam may not realistically add to their total, youngsters such as Darren Mitchell, Rundell Winchester and Leston Paul will surely cross the mind of Stephen Hart if their performances are consistent.” said Sancho.  “And guys like Jamal Jack, Yohance Marshall, Elton John and Jason Marcano have the potential to join Ataulla Guerra and Jan-Michael Williams as regulars on Harts teamsheet.”
Plaza, who joined Central from Vietnamese club Song Lam Nghe, has been unable to complete his move until the winter transfer window opened on the 26th December. “It’s been frustrating for everyone” said Sancho “But now Willis is officially a Shark and we’re looking forward to seeing him do what he does so well – score goals!”
Although Central’s squad is completely made up of T&T nationals, Sancho has not ruled out an addition of one or two overseas players. “We will always look to sign local players first, but we will also continue to search overseas for one or two top quality foreign players who can bring something fresh to the Pro League.”
Sancho said his club has not had a fresh injection of capital to fund his new recruits. “We’ve let 5 players go, which has released funds to acquire our new players. And, of course, we have young players, such as Dwight Quintero and Nicholas Dillon, who we have brought through to add to the mix. It’s a constant juggling act for us to stretch the dollars.” Sancho considers one of his clubs greatest accomplishments so far as being able to function without Government support. “Aside from Army and Police, every other Pro League club receives up to TT$80,000 per month from Ministry of Sport. Before we can even draw level with other clubs, we have to find that much each month. We work incredibly hard to attract sponsors by delivering a host of community events. We are, in fact, the poorest club in the Pro League, but our creativity and work ethic help us win through.”
But Sancho believes that the Ministry of Sports’ support for the Pro League is essential. ‘We may not receive any financial support directly, but the Ministry is enabling professional football to survive and improve. Hundreds of people are employed due to the Government support and we must be grateful for that.”

Central F.C.’s scheduled match with Defence Force on Friday has been postponed and the California based team have a bye on Tuesday. “Having the Army game postponed has meant that the whole squad, plus our staff, can attend the funeral of Akeem Adams in Point Fortin. It is very important to the club to have everyone attend to pay their respects to our former colleague. We then have 7 days to prepare for another visit to Point Fortin, this time to play against Civic Centre in the Pro League.”
Central F.C. vs Point Fortin kicks off at 3.30pm on Saturday 25th January at Mahaica Oval.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FF on January 16, 2014, 09:49:44 PM
Wow got Leston Paul from Guaya!

Great moves all around.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on January 16, 2014, 10:26:58 PM
Central FC welcomes Leston Paul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIZFl9tEeNY
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on January 16, 2014, 11:15:18 PM
Validated by Fenwick.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FireBrand on January 17, 2014, 09:19:17 AM
I foresee a major headache for Fenwick when those international friendlies come around. You all assembling a  top squad there FS!  Well done and hope the results come soon.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: King Deese on January 17, 2014, 11:48:18 AM
Okay, good move picking up Plaza and Paul. Now, Fenwick can stop building that picket fence with the one's he has been getting lately, now it's time to plant some three's. A top three finish should be the target. Start preparing for the CCL, don't wait until the last minute.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 17, 2014, 12:24:57 PM
I have to say the squad looks super strong, but integrating so many players will be hard - I won't expect much this season, but maybe next season we'll see some awesome.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on January 17, 2014, 03:49:45 PM
Good acquisition and Good Luck. Allyuh should tour England next year, FS.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 17, 2014, 07:31:00 PM
Okay, good move picking up Plaza and Paul. Now, Fenwick can stop building that picket fence with the one's he has been getting lately, now it's time to plant some three's. A top three two finish should be the target. Start preparing for the CCL, don't wait until the last minute.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on January 17, 2014, 07:42:39 PM
Okay, good move picking up Plaza and Paul. Now, Fenwick can stop building that picket fence with the one's he has been getting lately, now it's time to plant some three's. A top three finish should be the target. Start preparing for the CCL, don't wait until the last minute.

Fenwick is a local Jose Mourinho, he have all de fire power and does played square defensive boring football with plenty physical football.

Tactically, he good but technically he ordinary.

Strikers will suffer under him.

On de flip side, BOSS signing by Central. I want to see them in de CCL.

Go Central.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 18, 2014, 08:09:06 AM
Plaza, Paul join Central FC
T&T Newsday

CENTRAL FC announced the signing of Willis Plaza and Leston Paul this week, bringing their total of new additions to four in the ‘winter’ transfer window.

“It’s great to get two quality players such as Willis and Leston on board,” said Central FC managing director Brent Sancho. “Both players fit right into our policy of recruiting TT players and increase the level of quality in our squad.”

Incredibly, Central’s four latest signings - Plaza, Paul, Yohance Marshall and Ataulla Guerra have all represented Trinidad and Tobago (Paul at Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups) and were all recruited from outside of the Pro League.

“There are plenty of decent TT players out there, but you have to make the effort to recruit them,” said Sancho.

Paul, a 23-year-old midfielder who has a degree in geography from the University of South Florida, has been enjoying a successful season with National Super League outfit Guaya United.

The Mayaro-born player will be looking to move up to the national men’s team and feels that exposure in the Pro League will help his cause.

“Guaya would always be in my heart but I think this move is one to boost my career,” he said in an interview on the Wired 868 website.“I think (Central) has a very good team with a mixture of experience and youth together with a very good coach. So I think that can help in my improvement and growth as a player.”

Plaza, a 26-year-old striker, was a free agent who previously played for Song Lam Nghe An FC in Vietnam. The Arima resident has already won 10 international appearances and is sure to add to that total if he regularly hits the net with Central FC.

‘In total, we now have 11 TT internationals in our squad with total caps of 138. Although players such as Marvin Oliver and Hector Sam may not realistically add to their total, youngsters such as Darren Mitchell, Rundell Winchester and Leston Paul will surely cross the mind of (TT coach) Stephen Hart if their performances are consistent,” said Sancho. “And guys like Jamal Jack, Yohance Marshall, Elton John and Jason Marcano have the potential to join Ataulla Guerra and Jan-Michael Williams as regulars on Harts teamsheet.”

Plaza, who joined Central from Vietnamese club Song Lam Nghe, has been unable to complete his move until the winter transfer window opened on December 26. “It’s been frustrating for everyone,” said Sancho. “But now Willis is officially a ‘Shark’ and we’re looking forward to seeing him do what he does so well – score goals!”

Although Central’s squad is completely made up of TT nationals, Sancho has not ruled out an addition of one or two overseas players. “We will always look to sign local players first, but we will also continue to search overseas for one or two top quality foreign players who can bring something fresh to the Pro League.”

Sancho said his club has not had a fresh injection of capital to fund his new recruits. “We’ve let five players go, which has released funds to acquire our new players. And, of course, we have young players, such as Dwight Quintero and Nicholas Dillon, who we have brought through to add to the mix. It’s a constant juggling act for us to stretch the dollars.”
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: King Deese on January 18, 2014, 11:09:30 AM
My bad FS. If I am not mistaken, I see the CFU committee changed their format a bit where only the top two teams from their respective leagues can qualify for the tournament.

Well, the way Fenwick and Central is going right now, unable to beat Police and Caledonia, one of the worst teams in the CCL, may not make the top three. If Fenwick can't beat the teams his team is suppose to beat in the pro league to be a top two finisher, how is Central supposed to be taken seriously.

I mean, I like Fenwick because he nurtured Hyland, Peltier and Guerra but when he had the three amigos at Jabloteh he wasn't able to make any noise in the CCL and that was a talented team. The verdict is out on Fenwick that he still has visions of Maradona in his head.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 18, 2014, 01:00:39 PM
My bad FS. If I am not mistaken, I see the CFU committee changed their format a bit where only the top two teams from their respective leagues can qualify for the tournament.

Well, the way Fenwick and Central is going right now, unable to beat Police and Caledonia, one of the worst teams in the CCL, may not make the top three. If Fenwick can't beat the teams his team is suppose to beat in the pro league to be a top two finisher, how is Central supposed to be taken seriously.

I mean, I like Fenwick because he nurtured Hyland, Peltier and Guerra but when he had the three amigos at Jabloteh he wasn't able to make any noise in the CCL and that was a talented team. The verdict is out on Fenwick that he still has visions of Maradona in his head.

This is the problem. Until we beat Point Fortin, we looked like a very good team, capable of winning the Pro League. Realistically, even if had continued to play that way, I wouldn't be disappointed in not getting out of CFU in the first attempt. This is about gaining experience at an administrative level as well as at a club level. Remember, this is all new to me and Sancho!

Now, Terry has the best toolbox in the ProLeague, player for player. It's up to him to do the job with the tools at hand. All we are missing is a left back and a decent defender to provide depth in the squad.

Again, reaching the CFU is the aim in year two (originally year three, but we revised our targets after the strong start we had).

Year by year, we have to build on our solid base and add quality. That's the plan. Players have to WANT to come to Central.

I'm excited to see how the new guys fit in, but already they are having an effect in training with the other players looking more lively.

But, yes, we have to put some of these clubs to bed good and proper to justify our aims.

By the way, Police are playing very well and I expect them to finish 3rd or 4th behind us!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 18, 2014, 09:08:57 PM
My bad FS. If I am not mistaken, I see the CFU committee changed their format a bit where only the top two teams from their respective leagues can qualify for the tournament.

Well, the way Fenwick and Central is going right now, unable to beat Police and Caledonia, one of the worst teams in the CCL, may not make the top three. If Fenwick can't beat the teams his team is suppose to beat in the pro league to be a top two finisher, how is Central supposed to be taken seriously.

I mean, I like Fenwick because he nurtured Hyland, Peltier and Guerra but when he had the three amigos at Jabloteh he wasn't able to make any noise in the CCL and that was a talented team. The verdict is out on Fenwick that he still has visions of Maradona in his head.

It's always been two - the CFU regulations say that only the top qualified teams have a right to enter teh CFU Club Championship, with 2nd teams being the decision of the organising committee (i.e. whoever can turn up)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on January 19, 2014, 08:03:07 PM
The knock on TT teams not doing well in CCL is a legit gripe. But you all can't fault them for not trying. They could as well banish all CFU football and you all can be quite contented with allyuh EPL and La liga football.  resources is a big issue for Caribbean teams. For the past decade how has Haitian and JA teams fared in this tournament. No better than the TT team. I see Panama teams does get real support from the fans and businesses. Ours are utterly pathetic. No support. I really have to commend FS and Sancho, John Williams and Stuart, Mahabir, Shabazz, Fakori and Steve David for their steadfast determination to try and keep some semblance of pro-football in the island.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Coop's on January 19, 2014, 09:31:36 PM
The knock on TT teams not doing well in CCL is a legit gripe. But you all can't fault them for not trying. They could as well banish all CFU football and you all can be quite contented with allyuh EPL and La liga football.  resources is a big issue for Caribbean teams. For the past decade how has Haitian and JA teams fared in this tournament. No better than the TT team. I see Panama teams does get real support from the fans and businesses. Ours are utterly pathetic. No support. I really have to commend FS and Sancho, John Williams and Stuart, Mahabir, Shabazz, Fakori and Steve David for their steadfast determination to try and keep some semblance of pro-football in the island.
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Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 20, 2014, 04:02:37 AM
Deeks is right - but Panamanians don't have alternative time-sinks like fete-mad Trinis, it's sad when I hear reports of good T&T players who'd rather lime than take their career seriously.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 20, 2014, 06:50:30 AM
Deeks is right - but Panamanians don't have alternative time-sinks like fete-mad Trinis, it's sad when I hear reports of good T&T players who'd rather lime than take their career seriously.

Which could be why Panama are around 36 on FIFA rankings while T&T is in the 70's. I don't understand why club teams are supposed to dominate teams from nations who our national team can't dominate?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: King Deese on January 22, 2014, 12:19:01 PM
Deeks is right - but Panamanians don't have alternative time-sinks like fete-mad Trinis, it's sad when I hear reports of good T&T players who'd rather lime than take their career seriously.

Which could be why Panama are around 36 on FIFA rankings while T&T is in the 70's. I don't understand why club teams are supposed to dominate teams from nations who our national team can't dominate?

FS, you are an intelligent fella, but you seem to have this self-defeatist kind of attitude and that is uncivilized, as Charles Barkeley would say. Here is why I say this.

A few threads ago you mentioned to me that WConnection is the run away train in the league and that nobody is going to catch them, well, this is what Angus Eve had to say about that recently “We want to finish in the Concacaf Champions League spots (this season),” said Eve who is presently in his second season as head coach of the Stars.

“It’s early days in the league,” added Eve who finished the Stars in a creditable fourth position last season and won the 2012 Toyota Classic.

There is still time for teams to catch W Connection. I think the stop-start in the season doesn’t help. But I think the mini pre-season that we just had during the Christmas break has helped in strengthening our squad and also to strengthen some of the areas we were a little bit weak in.”

I also metioned the fact that Fenwick and Central FC couldn't beat Police and Caledonia and you stated that Police was playing well, yet, Eve was able to beat Caledonia and Police was assaulted in the first degree by Point, badly.

This is what Eve had to say about the CCL, “We want to finish in the Concacaf Champions League spots (this season), I want a taste of that tournament” said Eve who is presently in his second season as head coach of the Stars. By beating teams they are suppose to beat they seem to be moving in the right direction. See the standings. It would be interesting to see the level of his coaching skills and his team's performance in the CCL. Ironically, when I mentioned the CCL to you, you said I was looking ahead or the CCL was too far ahead, or words to that effect. Really?

To help me understand if it was possible for a club team to dominate nations that it's country's national team couldn't dominate, I decided to do a liitle research to see if that has happened before and this is what I found.

Al Ahly SC:

Al Ahly is the most successful club of the 20th century in the African continent according to CAF, closely followed by their rivals Zamalek SC.
As of 2013 Al Ahly is currently the third most successful club in terms of international titles won (17), behind Boca Juniors and A.C. Milan (18). Al Ahly was the first club to reach the FIFA Club World Cup twice following two consecutive appearances in 2005 and 2006 then in 2012 and 2013 winning the Bronze Medal in 2006, becoming the first African club to win a medal in the competition. After qualifying for the 2013 edition, Al Ahly became the team with the most appearances in the FIFA Club World Cup, having qualified for 5 times out of 10 competitions.
FIFA Ranking for African National Teams. This may have changed recently but the fact is Egypt is not in the top ten of African nations to make it to the World Cup.I think Cameroon holds the distinction of making it to the World Cup more than any other African nation. Egypt has only been there twice. How can that be? They clearly don"t dominate, by all accounts they have trouble getting there because of the other teams. Yet, Al Ahly as a club team dominates CAF. Really, bro?

1   Côte d'Ivoire   
2   Ghana   
3   Algeria   
4   Zambia   
5   Mali   
6   Gabon   
7   Libya   
8   Tunisia   
9   Nigeria   
10   South Africa   
11   Morocco   
12   Cape Verde Islands   
13   Egypt   
14   Guinea   
15   Cameroon   

And yes Deeks, resources and fan support or the lack thereof, play an important role, and yes the owners should be commended for sustaining, and yes, I would agree that WConnection is the closest thing to resembling a professional team but I don't understand why that club team is not supposed to dominate teams from nations who our national team can't dominate. Clearly, David Williams and WConnection have more resources than most teams, if not all the teams, in Trinidad and Tobago.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 22, 2014, 12:38:21 PM
Where to start...

Al-Ahly has tremendous crowd support in a 74 thousand seater stadium. It is frequently listed as one of Africa's richest/most successful clubs. The most successful nations in Africa frequently have players playing in European leagues, something Egypt has a disadvantage in (as it doesn't share a language with any, and have no ex-colonial links that it can exploit (despite previous UK rule). Thus, the majority of the Egyptian national team comes from Egypt, which limits development of the national team (in fact, typically a large proportion of the national team comes from Al-Ahly). Egypt has had a competitive league on par with the highest in Africa for decades, and benefits from being the main sport in the country.

In contrast, Trinidadian football has very low attendances, meaning few opportunities for profit. It's largest stadiums are below 30,000, which it never fills. It's top flight league has been decimated by corruption from Jack Warner's stint in control, and government funding remains the main (and unreliable) source of funds outside the generosity of Chairmen and owners. The National team chooses from players across the world.

The two cases are completely dissimilar.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 22, 2014, 12:47:22 PM
Well, KD, you make some good points.

First, I am not Head Coach and therefore, I have a different perspective. If Terry made the same comments that I made, I would be most disappointed. His aim should always be to win every game available.

Angus Eve's opinions belong to him and he has every right to share them. I'm glad he's aiming for second spot....so are we....as stated many times.

You didn't mention that Central F.C. are the ONLY team this season to beat W.Connection!

The info about Al-Ahly is the exception that proves the rule. I will state, here and now, that if Central F.C. are given a 60,000 plus stadium, plus 59,700 overseas supporters to add to the 300 Trinis, plus $TT200 million per year, we will qualify 5 times out of 10 for the World Club Championships.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: elan on January 22, 2014, 12:51:40 PM
Deeks is right - but Panamanians don't have alternative time-sinks like fete-mad Trinis, it's sad when I hear reports of good T&T players who'd rather lime than take their career seriously.

You're based in Panama I suppose  ???
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 22, 2014, 01:20:34 PM
Deeks is right - but Panamanians don't have alternative time-sinks like fete-mad Trinis, it's sad when I hear reports of good T&T players who'd rather lime than take their career seriously.

You're based in Panama I suppose  ???

lol true I could be wrong - they have a slightly higher per capita consumption of alcohol
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: King Deese on January 22, 2014, 01:53:55 PM
Well, KD, you make some good points.

First, I am not Head Coach and therefore, I have a different perspective. If Terry made the same comments that I made, I would be most disappointed. His aim should always be to win every game available.

Angus Eve's opinions belong to him and he has every right to share them. I'm glad he's aiming for second spot....so are we....as stated many times.

You didn't mention that Central F.C. are the ONLY team this season to beat W.Connection!

The info about Al-Ahly is the exception that proves the rule. I will state, here and now, that if Central F.C. are given a 60,000 plus stadium, plus 59,700 overseas supporters to add to the 300 Trinis, plus $TT200 million per year, we will qualify 5 times out of 10 for the World Club Championships.
All you need is 300 Spartans together with your 300 Trinis and you may not need 59,000 overseas supporters and a 60,000-seat stadium. What you need is Central FC to forget that you are the only club to defeat WConnection so far and move on. How does that one win against them count in the standings? It doesn't.

If it seems to you that I am picking on Central? Yes, I am, because I expect more from a Fenwick coached team than what they are dishing out right now. It's obvious to everyone you are not the coach but you are an official of the club. No? If that is the case, then what you say is very important, much more important than what the coach has to say, you have to be that forward looking, forward thinking individual together with Sancho and the administration that defines and distinguishes Central FC, and that is what's disappointing to me. If this, if that, doesn't guarantee you 5 out of 10 appearances in the Club World Cup.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on January 22, 2014, 04:12:38 PM
Deeks is right - but Panamanians don't have alternative time-sinks like fete-mad Trinis, it's sad when I hear reports of good T&T players who'd rather lime than take their career seriously.

You're based in Panama I suppose  ???

lol true I could be wrong - they have a slightly higher per capita consumption of alcohol

No, I am based in DC and I mingle with the Panamanians on lots of occasions. I have played with a Panamanian team also. These are mostly WestIndian Canaleros. My good friend Jorge, whose grandmother is from JA, related to me that the business people have put a lot of money into football. Yes baseball is their numero uno. But footie and basketball are right up there. The team called Arabe is support by , you guess who, Middle Eastern Panamanians. They may get 5000 to 6000 for games I am told. But they have pumped a lot of money into their men's program. That is why they made the Hex on a number of occasions. They were unfortunate not to make the WC last year. They have  been in the GC final  and semi final. The best TT has done is a 1/4 final.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on January 22, 2014, 04:21:41 PM
but Panamanians don't have alternative time-sinks like fete-mad Trinis

Breds, that not true. Panamanians like all Latinos does work hard and party hard. For everyone WI club in DC, there are 6 latino clubs. We are not the only feters in town. What surprises people about Trini, is how this tiny lil country has some much influence on all these carnivals in the various cities.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FF on January 22, 2014, 04:33:40 PM
I never meet nobody who could lime and fete like a trini.

We does overdo.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 22, 2014, 04:55:02 PM
Happy to be corrected :)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on January 22, 2014, 06:04:31 PM
Deeks is right - but Panamanians don't have alternative time-sinks like fete-mad Trinis, it's sad when I hear reports of good T&T players who'd rather lime than take their career seriously.

You're based in Panama I suppose  ???

lol true I could be wrong - they have a slightly higher per capita consumption of alcohol

No, I am based in DC and I mingle with the Panamanians on lots of occasions. I have played with a Panamanian team also. These are mostly WestIndian Canaleros. My good friend Jorge, whose grandmother is from JA, related to me that the business people have put a lot of money into football. Yes baseball is their numero uno. But footie and basketball are right up there. The team called Arabe is support by , you guess who, Middle Eastern Panamanians. They may get 5000 to 6000 for games I am told. But they have pumped a lot of money into their men's program. That is why they made the Hex on a number of occasions. They were unfortunate not to make the WC last year. They have  been in the GC final  and semi final. The best TT has done is a 1/4 final.

Arabe Unido. They've been decent stewards of the game without too many problems. Have been around players involved with them. They could even get a funnel of first-generation players from the US if they wanted to tap that "market".

(Lil side note related to Arab owned clubs in the Americas: Palestino in Chile was recently fined for a reportedly provocative symbol. Hmmmm. $1300 USD paid and talk done.

http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/chile-palestino-israel-548760

Palestino is a club that Pellegrini cut his teeth at before ketching a break abroad.)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 23, 2014, 08:25:07 AM
Well, KD, you make some good points.

First, I am not Head Coach and therefore, I have a different perspective. If Terry made the same comments that I made, I would be most disappointed. His aim should always be to win every game available.

Angus Eve's opinions belong to him and he has every right to share them. I'm glad he's aiming for second spot....so are we....as stated many times.

You didn't mention that Central F.C. are the ONLY team this season to beat W.Connection!

The info about Al-Ahly is the exception that proves the rule. I will state, here and now, that if Central F.C. are given a 60,000 plus stadium, plus 59,700 overseas supporters to add to the 300 Trinis, plus $TT200 million per year, we will qualify 5 times out of 10 for the World Club Championships.
All you need is 300 Spartans together with your 300 Trinis and you may not need 59,000 overseas supporters and a 60,000-seat stadium. What you need is Central FC to forget that you are the only club to defeat WConnection so far and move on. How does that one win against them count in the standings? It doesn't.

If it seems to you that I am picking on Central? Yes, I am, because I expect more from a Fenwick coached team than what they are dishing out right now. It's obvious to everyone you are not the coach but you are an official of the club. No? If that is the case, then what you say is very important, much more important than what the coach has to say, you have to be that forward looking, forward thinking individual together with Sancho and the administration that defines and distinguishes Central FC, and that is what's disappointing to me. If this, if that, doesn't guarantee you 5 out of 10 appearances in the Club World Cup.

The reason I mentioned Connection is to add balance to your comment about not beating Police or Caledonia. You are correct, beating Connection in the cup does not win a league. Losing to Police does not lose a league. Every team will have good and bad results. The key is to have far more good than bad. We're playing ok lately but failing to hang on to leads, so we end up with a draw. Not good. But if this is our bad spell, then draws are better than losses. We've lost two League games so far. That's fewer than any other team except Connection. Fewer than North East and Caledonia.

We have a well documented 5 year plan. We're in year two in which we originally aimed to solidify, build our brand and win a minimum of one cup. Much of our designated targets are based on budget and manpower. We have no string of youth teams to select from. But to compete regularly we need a conveyor belt of youths coming through. That youth policy is still being developed and is essential to achieving our goal in year 5 - to be recognised as the top footballing brand in the Caribbean. Not necessarily winning everything, but competing and producing a consistent string of national team players and foreign exports to top leagues. I don't think any other club is thinking as far forward as Central.

 We achieved the cup win early and decided to aim for a top two finish. But I'm not into this bragging contest. That's for the coaches. We are what we are and we know what we want. Anyone can shout out that "we're gonna win the league" Good. Let them.

Meanwhile, we do what we do. We win off the field every week. Nobody can touch us. We work harder than any other club and we start each month with less money than our competitors.

what you say is very important, much more important than what the coach has to say, this is the most important statement you made. You just didn't realise what your point was. Coaches speak to the fans about performance on the pitch. That's their job and every fan expects their coach to get his team to win...even if it's Accrington Stanley vs Man Utd. But my role is to speak realistically to sponsors. If I say every week that we're going to win 6-0 and we lose, that potential sponsor will believe I'm full of BS (which I probably am!) Therefore, my public views have to be S.M.A.R.T.  (Specific, measurable, achievable,relevant and time bound) while still being positive.

As for self defeatist etc, clearly you haven't seen me at games. Once that game kicks off, I'm a supporter through and through. I am a realist. I believe I know what's achievable at any given time. As I said, plenty people can BS. I try to give an honest perspective.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 23, 2014, 09:39:35 AM
Difficult visit to Point Fortin for Central

Central F.C. Media Release

Central F.C. face a difficult visit to Mahaica Oval on Saturday when they take on Point Fortin in the TT Pro League. Aside from battling against a Point Fortin team who have recently recovered their match winning form, in front of their passionate home fans, the trip will be a sombre reminder of the funeral of Akeem Adams, which took place at the Oval last Friday.
“It was a very emotional day” said Central Managing Director Brent Sancho. “I think the players were surprised just how drained they felt after the service”


The entire Central F.C. squad and staff attended the service as a mark of respect for the club’s former defender.
“It was the right thing to do” said Sancho who, like Adams, wore the No 5 jersey for Trinidad & Tobago. “Aside from thoughts of Akeem, I couldn’t help thinking of other Soca Warriors taken at a young age such as Marvin Lee and my team mate, Mickey Trotman”

Point Fortin appear to be finding the form that set the Pro League alight at the beginning of the season. With a 5-0 trouncing of Police F.C. last weekend and a 3-0 drubbing of St Ann’s Rangers on Tuesday, the red & yellow striped newcomers appear poised to wreak havoc upon the Pro League once again.

“When we played Point in the league earlier in the season, they were unbeaten. Fortunately, Central won the game 3-0, but bizarrely, both teams then took a dip in form.” said Sancho. “Point have added to their roster and we’ve made several great signings, so the game will be very interesting.”

New signings Leston Paul, Yohance Marshall and Willis Plaza will all be available to make their debuts in Saturday’s game and all three players have a point to prove. Both Marshall and Paul have never played in the Pro League despite representing their country. T&T international, Marshall previously played in USA with clubs such as L.A.Galaxy, and in the Far East, while U17 & U20 T&T world cup midfielder, Paul, has plied his trade in the Super League with Guaya United.

For Plaza, it’s a return to Pro League football after a spell in Vietnam. The 26 year old T&T international first made his name as a striker for San Juan Jabloteh.

Meanwhile, Head Coach, Terry Fenwick has added another new face to his squad with the signing of 21 year old Samuel Delice. The former Defence Force player committed to The Sharks this week and is expected to take up more defensive duties than he performed with the army.

“Sammy is a big lad but he’s good with the ball at his feet.” said Fenwick “Although he played more as a forward with the army, I feel his best position may be elsewhere. Wherever I look on the field now, I have selection decisions to make.  We have depth of quality and every position is up for grabs. The competitive edge in training has been superb and now we need to bring that combativeness to the field.”

“Our biggest problem recently has been hanging on to the lead. We usually score first and dominate the game, but let the opposition creep back in. That has to stop.” said Sancho “It will be a hard game in Point. Although the Point Fortin supporters showed us a lot of respect at the funeral, I’m certain that they won’t be so welcoming on Saturday!”

Central F.C. vs Point Fortin kicks off at 3.30pm on Saturday 25th January at Mahaica Oval.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 26, 2014, 10:21:43 PM

Central grab de Silva

Central F.C. Media Release

“The final piece of the jigsaw” is how Central F.C. Head Coach, Terry Fenwick described the signing of T&T international, Sean de Silva on transfer deadline day.

In a busy transfer window for The Sharks, Fenwick, remarkably, has signed 4 T&T senior internationals and one U17 & U20 international all from outside of the Pro League.
“It’s all about quality” said the English coach. “There are lot of talented Trinis out there, but some people prefer to sign cheaper foreign imports. We have spent a lot of time and energy chasing down those talented local boys who have slipped off the T&T football radar.”

Central’s Operations Director, Kevin Harrison said “We sat down one day and said “what happened to all of our youngsters who played in two world cups?”.We knew that many of them had moved overseas, but they were no longer impacting on the national teams.”

Harrison said that he, Fenwick and Managing Director, Brent Sancho, devised a project to bring back T&T players to the Pro League.
“Of course, money was an issue” said Sancho. “We don’t have a huge budget so we can’t compete with salaries paid in the MLS. But we explained to players that sometimes you need to step sideways to move forward”

“Brent showed these guys that a move back to the Pro League would allow National Coach, Stephen Hart, a chance to see players on a regular basis” said Harrison. “Videos are ok, but a coach wants to familiarise himself with all aspects of a players game. Crucially, the cameras follow the ball, while the coach wants to see what the player is doing when he’s not in possession. Players will usually touch the ball for less than 60 seconds in a game and this will be covered by the cameras. A coach wants to see what the player does for the other 89 minutes.”

24 year old de Silva is a product of the Dion La Foucade coaching school, and represented St Ann’s Rangers at youth level. De Silva made two appearances for the National U17 team before he moved to the U.S.A. to attend Charleston College, where he played for the Cougars. The midfielder then represented T&T at U20 & U23 levels as well as playing twice for the senior team.

After finishing college, de Silva joined NASL club, Minnesota United. “I felt this was the right time for me to come back home and make my Pro League debut” said de Silva. “I’m focused on gaining more national appearances and I need to remind Coach Hart of what I can bring to the table.” De Silva added that he was excited by the quality of players in the squad and is looking forward to teaming up with Leston Paul.

 “Leston is a superb player. I’d like to think that he and I could build a partnership that can carry over to the National team. We are both young enough for the next two World Cup campaigns and I know that Coach Hart is looking ahead to Russia 2018 and Dubai 2022.”

Fenwick, meanwhile, is positively aglow. “This is an amazingly talented group of players that we have assembled. Everywhere I look is quality, and now my selection problems will all be good ones!” The former Tottenham and England defender feels that more clubs should follow the Central F.C. lead.

 “We don’t receive government funding, yet we’re aggressively recruiting T&T players of international standard to assist the national team. Every other team receives taxpayer’s dollars, yet they don’t carry out anything like the number of community projects that we do. And how many teams can boast that they regularly field a team totally comprised of local players? The stronger the national team becomes, the stronger our league will become. I’d love to bring in some decent foreign players, but they have to offer more than we can get from locals.” 
 
De Silva will be hoping to make his Pro League debut against Police F.C. on Saturday. The Sharks increased their unbeaten run to four games with a hard fought 0-0 draw at Mahaica Oval against Point Fortin. “Point Fortin at Mahaica Oval is the only true away game in the league, so a point won there is a good result’ said Fenwick
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: elan on January 26, 2014, 10:53:28 PM
Keep up the good work Central, is not always about wins and losses. :applause:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on January 26, 2014, 11:37:36 PM
 CENTRAL MEDIA

Team News: New signing Willis Plaza spared a few words with the Central FC Media team regarding his move to the club.

CENTRAL MEDIA: How do you feel about joining Central FC?
WILLIS PLAZA: I feel good about joining Central. There are a lot of young players who work very hard around the team. They just need a little experience. I have come to bring the experience that I've gained from outside to help the team to do better

CENTRAL MEDIA: Is it easier to join a club that boasts some of your team mates from the national team?
WILLIS PLAZA: Of course. I feel good about joining up with players like Guerra and Jan. Its good to play with them at the top (national) level and then combining with them at club level
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on January 27, 2014, 08:34:46 AM
Given this glimpse into the vision and planning demonstrated by Central, Roopie had to have been doomed. If he's not pursuing his ambitions in football, then Central likely made the correct choice. Perseverance matters.

Kudos to the Central directorate for assembling this cast of ballers. It will be a magnet for fans and observers.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 28, 2014, 02:54:41 PM
Includes a picture of FS's mug!

Sean de Silva - Final piece of Central FC’s jigsaw puzzle
T&T Guardian


“The final piece of the jigsaw.” This was how Central FC head coach Terry Fenwick described the signing of T&T international, Sean de Silva on the transfer deadline day.
 
In a busy transfer window for the Sharks, Fenwick, has signed an impressive group of T&T senior internationals and one Under-17 and Under-20 international, all from outside of the Pro League.
 
“It’s all about quality,” said the English coach. “There are a lot of talented Trinis out there, but some people prefer to sign cheaper foreign imports. We have spent a lot of time and energy chasing down those talented local boys who have slipped off the T&T football radar.”
 
Central’s preparations director, Kevin Harrison said, “We sat down one day and said: ‘What happened to all of our youngsters who played in two World Cups?’” We knew that many of them had moved overseas, but they were no longer impacting on the national teams.”
 
Harrison said he, Fenwick and managing director, Brent Sancho, devised a project to bring back T&T players to the Pro League.
 
“Of course, money was an issue,” said Sancho. “We don’t have a huge budget so we can’t compete with salaries paid in the MLS. But we explained to players that sometimes you need to step sideways to move forward.”
 
“Brent showed these guys that a move back to the Pro League would allow national coach Stephen Hart, a chance to see players on a regular basis,” said Harrison.
 
“Videos are ok, but a coach wants to familiarise himself with all aspects of a players game. Crucially, the cameras follow the ball, while the coach wants to see what the player is doing when he’s not in possession. Players will usually touch the ball for less than 60 seconds in a game and this will be covered by the cameras. A coach wants to see what the player does for the other 89 minutes.”
 
De Silva, 24, is a product of the Dion La Foucade Soccer Academy and represented St Ann’s Rangers at youth level. De Silva made two appearances for the national Under-17 team before he moved to the USA to attend Charleston College, where he played for the Cougars. The midfielder then represented T&T at Under-20 and Under-23 levels, as well as playing twice for the senior team.
 
After finishing college, de Silva joined NASL club, Minnesota United. “I felt this was the right time for me to come back home and make my Pro League debut,” said de Silva. “I’m focused on gaining more national appearances and I need to remind coach Hart of what I can bring to the table.”
 
De Silva added that he was excited by the quality of players in the squad and is looking forward to teaming up with Leston Paul.
 
“Leston is a superb player. I’d like to think that he and I could build a partnership that can carry over to the national team. We are both young enough for the next two World Cup campaigns and I know that coach Hart is looking ahead to Russia 2018 and Dubai 2022.”
 
Fenwick, meanwhile, is positively aglow.
 
“This is an amazingly talented group of players that we have assembled. Everywhere I look is quality, and now my selection problems will all be good ones!” The former Tottenham and England defender feels that more clubs should follow the Central FC lead. “We don’t receive government funding, yet we’re aggressively recruiting T&T players of international standard to assist the national team. Every other team receives taxpayer’s dollars, yet they don’t carry out anything like the number of community projects that we do. And how many teams can boast that they regularly field a team totally comprised of local players? The stronger the national team becomes, the stronger our league will become.”
 
“I’d love to bring in some decent foreign players, but they have to offer more than we can get from locals.”
 
De Silva will be hoping to make his Pro League debut against Police FC on Saturday. The Sharks increased their unbeaten run to four games with a hard fought 0-0 draw at Mahaica Oval against Point Fortin Civic. “Point Fortin at Mahaica Oval is the only true away game in the league, so a point won there is a good result,” said Fenwick on the fixture.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 28, 2014, 02:56:05 PM
Sorry for the crudeness, but there seems to be a lot of investment in Central - where's the money from? Are we going to see Brent Sancho carted off in irons  to America? :p
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 28, 2014, 03:42:06 PM
Sorry for the crudeness, but there seems to be a lot of investment in Central - where's the money from? Are we going to see Brent Sancho carted off in irons  to America? :p

How so? We haven't bought any players. We released 5 guys and brought in 5.
Remember, each club aside from Army and Police start the season knowing they will receive between TT50-80k per month from Govt. Except Central.
We had to get sponsors, so we approached everyone. SIS helped at first and then decided to become club sponsor. We also attracted Toyota, NLCB, NGC (for our youth programme). Small businesses like Sew-Rite and J-ZZ's contributed, as well as Phoenix Park.
Neither myself or Sancho receive big salaries (in fact, neither of us are the top earners at the club). We don't have flash new cars.
If you look closely at our uniforms, you will see where the old numbers were removed to put new ones on.
There won't be anyone from Central carted off to the States!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on January 28, 2014, 03:50:16 PM
Salivating for next game...i hope the chemistry is there..might take a lil while to get the right combi
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on January 28, 2014, 04:20:02 PM
Welcome Sean De Silva http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwFUUUYUBSY&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 28, 2014, 04:47:19 PM
Sorry for the crudeness, but there seems to be a lot of investment in Central - where's the money from? Are we going to see Brent Sancho carted off in irons  to America? :p

How so? We haven't bought any players. We released 5 guys and brought in 5.
Remember, each club aside from Army and Police start the season knowing they will receive between TT50-80k per month from Govt. Except Central.
We had to get sponsors, so we approached everyone. SIS helped at first and then decided to become club sponsor. We also attracted Toyota, NLCB, NGC (for our youth programme). Small businesses like Sew-Rite and J-ZZ's contributed, as well as Phoenix Park.
Neither myself or Sancho receive big salaries (in fact, neither of us are the top earners at the club). We don't have flash new cars.
If you look closely at our uniforms, you will see where the old numbers were removed to put new ones on.
There won't be anyone from Central carted off to the States!

Ah I see! certainly clears that up. In that case you're doing excellently with the funds you have over there, seriously to pull a team together of that talent, pretty awesome.

Also where you guys training? Do you own the land? I ask 'cause it looks in pretty good nick.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on January 28, 2014, 05:37:21 PM
Given this glimpse into the vision and planning demonstrated by Central, Roopie had to have been doomed. If he's not pursuing his ambitions in football, then Central likely made the correct choice. Perseverance matters.

Kudos to the Central directorate for assembling this cast of ballers. It will be a magnet for fans and observers.

De man say he couldn't sign Roopie because Central broke but end up signing 5 recognize and establish players (Guerra, de Silva, Paul, Marshall and Plaza).

Talk but blowing smoke up man asshole.

No body believe in honestly anymore, just tell de man yuh not good enough.

 :rotfl:

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 28, 2014, 07:54:09 PM
Given this glimpse into the vision and planning demonstrated by Central, Roopie had to have been doomed. If he's not pursuing his ambitions in football, then Central likely made the correct choice. Perseverance matters.

Kudos to the Central directorate for assembling this cast of ballers. It will be a magnet for fans and observers.

De man say he couldn't sign Roopie because Central broke but end up signing 5 recognize and establish players (Guerra, de Silva, Paul, Marshall and Plaza).

Talk but blowing smoke up man asshole.

No body believe in honestly anymore, just tell de man yuh not good enough.

 :rotfl:



Sam, you're just bitter for some reason. I said that before we sign anyone, we have to let players go. I think I used the phrase "one in - one out". We released 5 and signed 5. Maybe if Roopie had stuck around, as did de Silva, he may have been signed. De Silva had to wait until the day before transfer deadline day before we could agree to sign him. And we really wanted him! If Roopie had proved to be better in midfield than Guerra, Paul or de Silva, no doubt we would have signed him. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to see enough of him to convince us that he was.
Everyone was disappointed about the Roopie situation, but it's time to move on, mate.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 28, 2014, 07:55:17 PM
Sorry for the crudeness, but there seems to be a lot of investment in Central - where's the money from? Are we going to see Brent Sancho carted off in irons  to America? :p

How so? We haven't bought any players. We released 5 guys and brought in 5.
Remember, each club aside from Army and Police start the season knowing they will receive between TT50-80k per month from Govt. Except Central.
We had to get sponsors, so we approached everyone. SIS helped at first and then decided to become club sponsor. We also attracted Toyota, NLCB, NGC (for our youth programme). Small businesses like Sew-Rite and J-ZZ's contributed, as well as Phoenix Park.
Neither myself or Sancho receive big salaries (in fact, neither of us are the top earners at the club). We don't have flash new cars.
If you look closely at our uniforms, you will see where the old numbers were removed to put new ones on.
There won't be anyone from Central carted off to the States!

Ah I see! certainly clears that up. In that case you're doing excellently with the funds you have over there, seriously to pull a team together of that talent, pretty awesome.

Also where you guys training? Do you own the land? I ask 'cause it looks in pretty good nick.

Thats Ato Boldon training field which Connection also use. We are developing Pres College, Chaguanas, but we can't find land of our own at the moment.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 28, 2014, 07:57:40 PM
Salivating for next game...i hope the chemistry is there..might take a lil while to get the right combi

It's like building a car and you finally install the turbo. All the best parts are installed and in theory, it should run like s*it off a shovel.
Just hope the bloody car works properly when we take it out on the highway!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on January 28, 2014, 08:00:06 PM
De man say he couldn't sign Roopie because Central broke but end up signing 5 recognize and establish players (Guerra, de Silva, Paul, Marshall and Plaza).

Talk but blowing smoke up man asshole.

No body believe in honestly anymore, just tell de man yuh not good enough.

 :rotfl:



Sam, you're just bitter for some reason. I said that before we sign anyone, we have to let players go. I think I used the phrase "one in - one out". We released 5 and signed 5. Maybe if Roopie had stuck around, as did de Silva, he may have been signed. De Silva had to wait until the day before transfer deadline day before we could agree to sign him. And we really wanted him! If Roopie had proved to be better in midfield than Guerra, Paul or de Silva, no doubt we would have signed him. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to see enough of him to convince us that he was.
Everyone was disappointed about the Roopie situation, but it's time to move on, mate.

I moved on bro. I just expect better movement from Central because Sancho and company know how jerking around feel as they experience it in the past and you would expect them to change the way things in done in T&T especially when they are in a position to change it at their club. Everyday they still fighting for they money from de TTFA and hate being jerk around.

I am also sure de Silva is born and bread in T&T and had somewhere to live while he waited to be signed.

I like what Central is doing anyway, buying some good players, by de way, who was de 5 players Central off load? probably was a big $$ off load to sign five top quality players in place of them?

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 28, 2014, 08:02:53 PM
De man say he couldn't sign Roopie because Central broke but end up signing 5 recognize and establish players (Guerra, de Silva, Paul, Marshall and Plaza).

Talk but blowing smoke up man asshole.

No body believe in honestly anymore, just tell de man yuh not good enough.

 :rotfl:



Sam, you're just bitter for some reason. I said that before we sign anyone, we have to let players go. I think I used the phrase "one in - one out". We released 5 and signed 5. Maybe if Roopie had stuck around, as did de Silva, he may have been signed. De Silva had to wait until the day before transfer deadline day before we could agree to sign him. And we really wanted him! If Roopie had proved to be better in midfield than Guerra, Paul or de Silva, no doubt we would have signed him. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to see enough of him to convince us that he was.
Everyone was disappointed about the Roopie situation, but it's time to move on, mate.

I moved on bro. I just expect better movement from Central because Sancho and company know how jerking around fells as they experience it in the past and you would expect them to change the way things in done in T&T especially when they are in a position to change it at their club.

I am also sure de Silva is born and bread in T&T and had somewhere to live while he wanted to be signed.

I like what Central is doing anyway, buying some good players, by de way, who was de 5 players Central off load?


Shem Alexander (I believe he's joining a team in Florida) Darryl Trim, Toric Robinson, Hector Sam & Omarr Charles (joined Point Fortin)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 29, 2014, 05:42:29 AM
De man say he couldn't sign Roopie because Central broke but end up signing 5 recognize and establish players (Guerra, de Silva, Paul, Marshall and Plaza).

Talk but blowing smoke up man asshole.

No body believe in honestly anymore, just tell de man yuh not good enough.

 :rotfl:



Sam, you're just bitter for some reason. I said that before we sign anyone, we have to let players go. I think I used the phrase "one in - one out". We released 5 and signed 5. Maybe if Roopie had stuck around, as did de Silva, he may have been signed. De Silva had to wait until the day before transfer deadline day before we could agree to sign him. And we really wanted him! If Roopie had proved to be better in midfield than Guerra, Paul or de Silva, no doubt we would have signed him. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to see enough of him to convince us that he was.
Everyone was disappointed about the Roopie situation, but it's time to move on, mate.

I moved on bro. I just expect better movement from Central because Sancho and company know how jerking around fells as they experience it in the past and you would expect them to change the way things in done in T&T especially when they are in a position to change it at their club.

I am also sure de Silva is born and bread in T&T and had somewhere to live while he wanted to be signed.

I like what Central is doing anyway, buying some good players, by de way, who was de 5 players Central off load?


Shem Alexander (I believe he's joining a team in Florida) Darryl Trim, Toric Robinson, Hector Sam & Omarr Charles (joined Point Fortin)

Ah I missed Sam leaving - where'd he go?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on January 29, 2014, 05:45:10 AM
Ah I missed Sam leaving - where'd he go?

I'm right here.

 :devil:

Reading some stuff where FS trying tp point he shit a lighter color.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 29, 2014, 07:20:08 AM
Ah I missed Sam leaving - where'd he go?

I'm right here.

 :devil:

Reading some stuff where FS trying tp point he shit a lighter color.



 :rotfl:

You know, I have always tried to be informative to this forum. And we all agreed that Roopie didn't get the fairy tale trial he imagined. But why don't you start looking into the way other clubs operate so you can compare? Why don't you investigate?
Central are an easy target for you because we're always here and we're still fairly new.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 29, 2014, 07:28:04 AM
Sam's an angry man today. Where'd Hector Sam go tho?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on January 29, 2014, 07:28:26 AM
Ah I missed Sam leaving - where'd he go?

I'm right here.

 :devil:

Reading some stuff where FS trying tp point he shit a lighter color.



 :rotfl:

You know, I have always tried to be informative to this forum. And we all agreed that Roopie didn't get the fairy tale trial he imagined. But why don't you start looking into the way other clubs operate so you can compare? Why don't you investigate?
Central are an easy target for you because we're always here and we're still fairly new.

Bro, I pick on Central because why !!!

1. I expect better knowing what Sancho and company been through.

2. Because you is here and has gotton us closer to your club, we feel we are part of it here because you keep us in de loop. So this is why I feel I could say something or make a point or expect better.

I dont care about them other clubs because I dont expect much but I expect more from Central because they play a daily part with us here and they know how fans really feel.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on January 29, 2014, 07:28:58 AM
Sam's an angry man today. Where'd Hector Sam go tho?

He playing for Water FC now in Penal.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on January 29, 2014, 07:29:53 AM
Sam's an angry man today. Where'd Hector Sam go tho?

Was released because he was caught playing minor league at Eddie Hart
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on January 29, 2014, 07:50:56 AM
Salivating for next game...i hope the chemistry is there..might take a lil while to get the right combi

It's like building a car and you finally install the turbo. All the best parts are installed and in theory, it should run like s*it off a shovel.
Just hope the bloody car works properly when we take it out on the highway!
Experience has thought me, the highway is a dread place to bruk down.. I would hope to make it out the yard, then down the hill, a lap round the savannah, then head for the highway..
Translation: play some practice game against gradual increasing level of competition asap
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 29, 2014, 07:52:52 AM
Sam's an angry man today. Where'd Hector Sam go tho?

He playing for Water FC now in Penal.

Thanks. WASA ain't so bad tho, but playing in the minor leagues at his age, with his experience? Great shame.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on January 29, 2014, 07:54:34 AM
Nah was joking, and is not WASA I said, is Water, trying to be funny.

Dont know where he gone.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on January 29, 2014, 08:03:34 AM
Hah well now I look stupid.  :banginghead: Lets hope he enjoys the minor leagues I guess?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on February 04, 2014, 05:50:53 PM
CENTRAL MEDIA: Interview with new midfielder Sean De Silva on his Central FC & Pro League debut

CENTRAL MEDIA: How do you feel about your debut?
DE SILVA: I felt like it was a fair performance on my behalf. I felt like I was still a step slower just getting back into the swing of things and overall not my best performance. But hopefully in the next couple of games I will regain my sharpness and contribute more to the team

CENTRAL MEDIA: Would your opinion of your performance been different if your two free-kicks resulted in assists?
DE SILVA: No. While they were good free kicks I was more concerned with my play during the run of play. I need to be more solid in possession of the ball and make a bigger impact

CENTRAL MEDIA: Do you have any targets for goals and assists this season?
DE SILVA: I wouldn't say I have specific targets but I want to influence every game I play in so I always want to have at least one or the other every game
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: King Deese on February 05, 2014, 12:08:45 PM
Central FC put up another picket in their picket fence recently, drawing another game with a club they should have beaten, hands down. The argument could be made that the club's chemistry is not where it should be because of the recent additions to the team, but I am more inclined to believe that Central has a covert operation planned, to keep the team in the group of clubs that also ran in an attempt to keep the fans interested in the competition going on in the league. Just saying, just saying, dude.
That could be a brilliant move. But why go out and recruit six new players in the middle of the season to be one of the also rans, if the purpose is not to separate itself from the pack? This is crunch time. This is when star players step up to the plate. Central should be making vertical moves and not horizontal flatlines. To do that threes are in order.

Recently, a reporter referred to Central as a star studded team. Can you imagine Barcelona, a star studded team, underperforming or being one of the also rans? That would be disastrous for Barcelona in a lot of ways. Right now, Central FC is underperforming.

Central went out and recruited Sean DeSilva, that makes me wonder if any homework was done on Sean. Don't get me wrong, I use to be a huge DeSilva fan, but after seeing him underperform in the U17 World Cup, and underperform in the Earthquakes trials recently, I have no reason to believe his run of play is going to improve. Ryan Fredericks, former U17 national player or Ryan Stewart might have been a better look. 
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on February 05, 2014, 12:22:44 PM
I think it's clear that results should be better. Of course, we're happy to go 5 games unbeaten, but we have to turn draws into wins. It is also clear after watching the first 30 minutes vs Police that several players are lacking match fitness. The first 30 were full of fast flowing attacking football by Central, but in the second half, it was back to normal.
Without doubt, finishing needs to be improved. Two tough games in a week - North East on Friday and Connection on Tuesday - will give a clearer indication of where Central are.

With 14 points from 10 games, Central are actually in a strong position if they can win their games in hand. North East have 17 pts from 11, Point and Police have 17 from 12.

De Silva is quality and will make an impact over the next few months, as will Plaza, once they both get back their peak fitness. Marshall looks solid at the back and Leston Paul has settled in nicely.

If we have 14 points from 12 games this time next week, then we're in trouble!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on February 05, 2014, 01:16:34 PM
Central is definitely not in the best of form but its not a horrible position. Its now time for the coach to get the new signings bedded in and firing. The fact that many people are clamouring for a 1 and half year old club to be pushing harder for the top of the table and the title is a testament to the hard work being put in. People are expecting more and taking an interest which is what we want in the local game.

I think Sean has got quality and he wasn't signed randomly. He was in and around the team and assessed for a while before he actually signed. Hopefully he can perform and make you believe in him again KD.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on February 07, 2014, 06:17:19 AM
Even though Central FC f00ck up meh boy Roopie and have a asshole name Adrian Romain working for them, I hope they do well, I am gald to see a full bunch of talented local players on they team, now go and buss W Connection, Caledonia AIA and North East Stars assholes.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on February 07, 2014, 06:59:30 AM
Central FC need time to slot in their players - next season should be the preliminary target not this one - you can't have 7 people jump off planes and into the first-team squad and expect cohesion without hard and organised work on the training ground.

Also I thought you were playing in Couva today? I see it all got moved to Crawford
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on February 07, 2014, 07:08:38 AM
Also I thought you were playing in Couva today? I see it all got moved to Crawford

Yeah. Fixture and venue changes should never come as a surprise. The schedule on the pro league website is merely a "guide" lol
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on February 07, 2014, 07:09:53 AM
lol yea I literally this second just came across the Newday article explaining it. No wonder people don't come to the games - you can never be sure when they're on!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: soccerrama on February 07, 2014, 09:28:49 AM
Hey Football Supporter, is the article in  today's Mirror ref Marvin Oliver true?


A former national footballer pleaded guilty to the possession of 39 grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrate’s Court last Thursday.

Marvin Oliver, and a female companion, Giselle Toppin, were arrested last week during a police exercise coordinated by Inspector Wendell Guzman upon information received by the Intelligience Enforcement Unit (IEU) of the San Juan/Laventille Municipal Police Department.

Oliver pleaded guilty and was fined $6, 000 while Toppin pleaded not guilty and was granted $40,000 bail.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: soccerrama on February 07, 2014, 09:53:24 AM
Even though Central FC f00ck up meh boy Roopie and have a asshole name Adrian Romain working for them, I hope they do well, I am gald to see a full bunch of talented local players on they team, now go and buss W Connection, Caledonia AIA and North East Stars assholes.



Hey Sam, it looks like Fenwick has fired Romain so that should make your day ;D
Title: Central FC in training
Post by: Tallman on February 07, 2014, 02:34:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/X_mpiMVXWK4
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: dreamer on February 07, 2014, 08:45:33 PM
Effective PR on this video
An improvement from previous efforts
Gives the impression of a club going places with hungry industrious staff and players not farting around as they are prone to be profiled.
Some highlighting (maybe not enough, maybe appropriately to avoid disrespect to the rest) of the marquee signings Guerra, Plaza, Jan and De Silva.
Good editing with high intensity music and impression of high paced training
Well done progressive propaganda. I mean that as a complement. It's a lot about marketing and correcting mass perception of the shittong brand endemically associated with low self esteem in T&T.
Good stuff for scouts to see as this website is the go to place to scout for reports and videos on T&T talent and T&T football institutions
More pressure on the other teams to up their PR game. Future hopeful. Hope that the ProLeague teams hang in there. This has to bear fruit
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on February 07, 2014, 09:41:04 PM
Effective PR on this video
An improvement from previous efforts
Gives the impression of a club going places with hungry industrious staff and players not farting around as they are prone to be profiled.
Some highlighting (maybe not enough, maybe appropriately to avoid disrespect to the rest) of the marquee signings Guerra, Plaza, Jan and De Silva.
Good editing with high intensity music and impression of high paced training
Well done progressive propaganda. I mean that as a complement. It's a lot about marketing and correcting mass perception of the shittong brand endemically associated with low self esteem in T&T.
Good stuff for scouts to see as this website is the go to place to scout for reports and videos on T&T talent and T&T football institutions
More pressure on the other teams to up their PR game. Future hopeful. Hope that the ProLeague teams hang in there. This has to bear fruit


Thanks Dreamer. What is so frustrating is that the guys are not producing this intensity on the field. Of course, it's good not to lose, but 5 draws in a row is making me feel like I'm at Arsenal in the 80's!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: elan on February 07, 2014, 10:22:36 PM
Effective PR on this video
An improvement from previous efforts
Gives the impression of a club going places with hungry industrious staff and players not farting around as they are prone to be profiled.
Some highlighting (maybe not enough, maybe appropriately to avoid disrespect to the rest) of the marquee signings Guerra, Plaza, Jan and De Silva.
Good editing with high intensity music and impression of high paced training
Well done progressive propaganda. I mean that as a complement. It's a lot about marketing and correcting mass perception of the shittong brand endemically associated with low self esteem in T&T.
Good stuff for scouts to see as this website is the go to place to scout for reports and videos on T&T talent and T&T football institutions
More pressure on the other teams to up their PR game. Future hopeful. Hope that the ProLeague teams hang in there. This has to bear fruit


Thanks Dreamer. What is so frustrating is that the guys are not producing this intensity on the field. Of course, it's good not to lose, but 5 draws in a row is making me feel like I'm at Arsenal in the 80's!

Adjust your micro cycle.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on February 08, 2014, 03:08:22 AM
Effective PR on this video
An improvement from previous efforts
Gives the impression of a club going places with hungry industrious staff and players not farting around as they are prone to be profiled.
Some highlighting (maybe not enough, maybe appropriately to avoid disrespect to the rest) of the marquee signings Guerra, Plaza, Jan and De Silva.
Good editing with high intensity music and impression of high paced training
Well done progressive propaganda. I mean that as a complement. It's a lot about marketing and correcting mass perception of the shittong brand endemically associated with low self esteem in T&T.
Good stuff for scouts to see as this website is the go to place to scout for reports and videos on T&T talent and T&T football institutions
More pressure on the other teams to up their PR game. Future hopeful. Hope that the ProLeague teams hang in there. This has to bear fruit


Thanks Dreamer. What is so frustrating is that the guys are not producing this intensity on the field. Of course, it's good not to lose, but 5 draws in a row is making me feel like I'm at Arsenal in the 80's!

You've changed up the team in a very short amount of time and have players still used to other styles of football, if they're even match fit yet, so don't expect to light the world on fire. In my (rather uneducated) opinion you could maybe use the rest of this season to experiment on the right style for the players you have now and use them as the backbone for your CCL push next season, having learnt the hard lessons this season.
Title: Central FC romances Romano
Post by: Tallman on February 08, 2014, 02:37:12 PM
Central FC romances Romano
Central FC Media


“The most important signing of the season” is how Central F.C. Managing Director, Brent Sancho described the club’s new Director of Women’s Football & Youth Development, George Romano.

“Bringing George back to Trinidad is a sign of Central F.C.’s commitment to both women’s football and our youth development programme” said the former T&T defender.

Romano, himself a former Trinidad & Tobago international, has spent the last 3 decades building an impressive reputation in U.S.A.  After representing T&T at both Under 17 and senior level, Romano spent two years with professional outfit New York Apollos in the American Soccer League.

Upon retirement from football as a player, Romano threw himself into coaching and, over more than 20 years, built an impressive reputation in the world of U.S. soccer. A United States Soccer Federation & National Soccer Coaches Association of America licensed certified coach, Romano progressed through various football programmes to become State Coach for the New Jersey State Youth Soccer Association and Olympic Development Programme, as well as taking a high school soccer team to the Pennsylvania state finals.

“I heard that George was looking to return to Trinidad and, knowing his reputation, I contacted him to help develop our woman’s and youth programme.” said Sancho. “I know that George has received several offers, but we managed to convince him to join Central.”

Romano will initially be working alongside Head Coach, Terry Fenwick and Youth Development Manager, Kevin Jeffrey to fine tune the Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 teams who will start their campaign in March. Meanwhile, Romano will begin to assess the Central F.C. woman’s team – the Lady Sharks – who gained promotion in their first season to the WoLF premier league.

“We’re continuing with our theme of bringing home talented Trinibagoanians who have spent time overseas and who can bring their knowledge back to Trinidad & Tobago to enhance professional football.’ said Sancho. “Whether it be players, coaches or administrators, our nation has produced a wealth of talent in all areas of football and we feel it’s time to tap into that resource to help build the Central F.C. brand and, by extension, the TT Pro League brand.”

Romano said “I admire the vision of Brent Sancho and Central F.C. and their determination to bring T&T nationals back to their homeland to add their skills to help develop T&T football.” The former right back added “I’m confident that I can contribute much to help achieve the clubs aims in the long run. I’m looking forward to working with Terry Fenwick and Kevin Jeffrey to further enhance the youth programmes.” Romano said that getting to grips with the women’s team will be exciting, especially after seeing decent performances by the women’s national teams. “It’s clear that there is a wave of talented young ladies coming through the ranks and I’m ready to take up the challenge of creating a Central F.C. women’s team that will win trophies.”

Romano said that one of his proudest achievements has been seeing girls that he coached such as Heather O’Riley and Yael Overbach reach the U.S. national team. “I’m now focused on bringing girls through the Central F.C. programme to represent T&T, hopefully in a world cup finals” said Romano.

Meanwhile, The Sharks chalked up their 5th draw in a row after equalising with a 90th minute penalty against North East Stars on Friday night. The California based club have now extended their unbeaten run to 6 games ahead of a local derby clash against league leaders, W.Connection on Tuesday at Ato Boldon Stadium.

“We’re still not creating enough goal scoring chances” said Sancho “But we’re a very hard team to beat and we have a resilience that won’t allow teams to sit back on a one goal lead.”

Central F.C. vs W.Connection 8pm Tuesday 11th February, Ato Boldon Stadium.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: dreamer on February 08, 2014, 03:20:53 PM
Romano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyGzM8mswyM
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on February 08, 2014, 04:23:18 PM
Sounds like a good coaching addition to the team
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on February 12, 2014, 06:09:22 PM
CENTRAL MEDIA: Darren "Chucky" Mitchell commented on the 2-2 draw against W Connection

CENTRAL MEDIA: After struggling to score recently, what is your take on the team's performance?
MITCHELL: The team's performance was excellent. I just found that we fell asleep on the last goal that we conceded and the penalty call was very poor. The team is working very hard at the moment. Players are now starting to understand their role and function and we have plenty of depth. We work hard at our game plan and it paid off last night. We were just unlucky to come out with a draw.

CENTRAL MEDIA: How do you rate your performance after returning to the starting lineup?
MITCHELL: I felt great about my performance. I'm just disappointed about the draw and not scoring, plus the referee was very poor. But I have been working hard in training although I missed 3 games straight. It's great to be back on the starting team and performing at a high standard.

CENTRAL MEDIA: Which one of the new signings has impressed you the most in terms of settling into the team?
MITCHELL: I think Leston Paul. For me Plaza needs to score more goals.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: King Deese on February 14, 2014, 02:35:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/X_mpiMVXWK4

You heard this before "How you play is how you train". FS, you said on February 5th "If we have 14 points from 12 games this time next week, then we're in trouble"! You are in trouble. Obviously, Fenwick knows nothing about this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_AMywWFe2U;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KjGumJOjvE;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-ROzPaiXUc;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6eVvp99eNo (winning football made simple);
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ2lKuKm5M;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bmLYBVwwsw

Pick one. Any one. These drills cannot be neglected. They serve very important purposes in the grand scheme of winning ball games.


Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on February 14, 2014, 05:45:07 PM
Follow the live updates of the match tonight (Central vs Jabloteh) at CFClive http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php. Improvements and upgrades will be made gradually throughout the next few weeks.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on February 21, 2014, 01:49:28 PM
Central FC will look to extend their unbeaten streak to 10 games tonight against St. Ann's Rangers. Kick off is at 6 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium. You can follow the action at CFClive for LIVE match updates http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on March 12, 2014, 05:54:39 PM
Ataullah Guerra speaks to Central Media after his last minute match winner vs Defence Force https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J16HVN92kfk
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on March 17, 2014, 12:54:02 PM
Check out VOLUME 5 of THE SHARK; Central FC's online magaine. Carnival Celebrations as we remain UNBEATEN in 2014 http://issuu.com/central.fc/docs/the_shark-_volume_5
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: soccerman on March 19, 2014, 12:37:50 PM
FS I'm listening to the radio at work and heard an interview on red 96.7fm with Caden right wing player from Central. He was promoting the game this Fri night. Good PR for your club and league :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on March 19, 2014, 07:34:56 PM
FS I'm listening to the radio at work and heard an interview on red 96.7fm with Caden right wing player from Central. He was promoting the game this Fri night. Good PR for your club and league :beermug:

Thanks. That's Drogba - Kaydion Gabriel who was in the Olympic squad.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on March 21, 2014, 05:54:06 PM
Get live updates from the big clash of Central FC and Point Fortin Civic FC at CFClive --->http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on March 21, 2014, 06:56:52 PM
Half Time: CFC 2 - 0 Civic FC
(Jack - 30, Winchester - 33)

Very interesting half. First goal could have been chalked off for a high boot from Marshall but Central used the momentum to go 2 up. Rundell Winchester scored a long awaited goal, his 4th against Civic this season. Jack, actually playing alongside De Silva in midfield with Paul deepest, scores his 2nd for the season. The momentum of the match shifted with a fantastic flying save from Williams to keep out a Marcus Joseph rocket destined for the top corner.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: elan on March 21, 2014, 07:37:08 PM
CFC taking scalps.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FireBrand on March 21, 2014, 08:21:39 PM
Impressive run CFC!!!! Keep it up and bring home that 2nd...or top spot!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on March 25, 2014, 06:46:07 PM
Another dodgy video with another cheesy tune! The Central F.C. youthmen helping to refurbish a children's home in Tunapuna.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFeNYEPcLH0#t=43
Title: Central kick off community tournament
Post by: Football supporter on March 28, 2014, 11:51:40 AM
Central kick off community tournament.
Central F.C. Release.


Central F.C. will be on hand to help launch the S.I.S. 35th Anniversary 7 a side football tournament at New Settlement Ground on Saturday. The tournament is free to enter with a first prize of $5,000.

“It’s going to be a great family day out.” said Central F.C. Managing Director, Brent Sancho. “There’ll be lots going on, including a kids zone, curry duck cook out, and DJ, but of course, the main event is the football”
Sancho said that his clubs main sponsors, Super Industrial Services, have planned year round events to celebrate 35 years in the construction and industrial service business.

“We wanted an event that would bring the whole Central football community together. All of our players and staff will be on hand to join in the fun” said the former Soca Warrior.

Teams can register for free by attending the New Settlement Grounds before midday on Saturday.  Central F.C. will hope that they’re in a celebratory mood after their Friday night clash with Police F.C.

“After beating league leaders, W.Connection 3-0 and third place Point Fortin Civic 2-0, people may think Police are an easy opponent.” said Sancho. “But Police beat us 4-1 earlier in the season and our other game ended in a draw, so we’re not relaxing in any way”

Central are still unbeaten in 2014, with their last league defeat coming on 7th December last year – a run of 13 games without loss.

“We’re in great form and the player’s morale is superb” said the World Cup defender “We have 5 league games left and we want to win every one to ensure a place in the CONCACAF Champions League.”

The Sharks’ Operations Director, Kevin Harrison added “These community events are just as important to us as our matches. We make a commitment to our sponsors to support their projects and they give us a chance to really gel with our community.” Harrison said that although Central F.C. are only in their second season, they’ve established themselves as a pioneering club.

“Our current squad is 100% Trini. We have gone to great lengths to bring exciting Trinitobagonians such as Willis Plaza, Ataullah Guerra and Yohance Marshall from overseas and we have proved that our talented nationals can lead the way on the pitch.”

Harrison added “We will be launching other projects to bring the Central football community closer together as we believe that there are many talented players and coaches who are currently falling below the radar. We believe that there is a good depth of talent in the Central region and we hope to see a few future stars set the pace on Saturday.”

Central F.C. face Police F.C. at Ato Boldon on Friday 28th March at 6pm followed by W.Connection vs Point Fortin at 8pm.

Title: Re: Central kick off community tournament
Post by: Football supporter on March 28, 2014, 09:16:54 PM
An article celebrating the work of local football administrators in Central Trinidad which were highlighted last season by Central F.C. when their first team played local teams in Lendore, Waterloo, Egypt Trace and New Settlement.

(Scan down to second article - sorry I could not copy it)

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=4c4fb083-be12-414c-b14d-1a390eb25046&c=6c51bea0-7dc6-11e3-ab9b-d4ae528eade9&ch=6d6be130-7dc6-11e3-abd0-d4ae528eade9
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: JRtheWriter on March 30, 2014, 01:46:45 PM
Hey Football Supporter,
Without coming down there and taking Jan's spot, what else would I have to do to get a kit?
I know that's probably impossible but I figured it's worth an ask.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: diamondtrim on March 30, 2014, 06:14:51 PM
Mods....merge if necessary


Took my son to Central FC's youth try outs this past Sunday. Though it was scheduled to start at 9am, when we got there the pro team was winding down their session. I thought it was good that the younger ones (who got there on time) got an opportunity to see the seniors train.

Was a large turnout imo, maybe about 50 players or so, with the majority being u18s. First thing that struck me was that Central appeared very well organized. A couple tents for player registration and shelter from the sun, which soon enough became rain, bibs for the kids and a numbering system which would no doubt have made player identification a bit easier.

I also took note of the presence, and when I say presence I mean for the entire session, of the clubs hierarchy. Sancho, Harrison etc were all there looking on. I found that to be particularly impressive. It meant to me that Central really has an eye on sustainability and longevity. Central is clearly sponsored by SIS...lol. The tent was branded, poles had company logos. I thought it was great advertisement. Can't see why more local companies don't get on board....Central does a great job of giving their sponsor prominence.

Earlier this year I visited both Melwood and Carrington and whilst the coaches and managers were present, didn't see any club owners or chairmen.....didn't expect to anyway. But it was nice touch to see Sancho et al there.

Great to see was the senior players at Central being given youth coaching responsibilities....Marc Leslie, Keon Trim even Jan Michael Williams were active in the try outs. Leslie and Trim moreso. Bear in mind that these guys trained in the hot sun immediately before the tryouts began. Good stuff. A few other senior players also stayed on and had a look at the tryouts, offering their comments to those of us in the pavilion. Central seems to be a tight knit bunch....good camaraderie all around. Was also good to see Terry Fenwick stay on as well and be active in the tryouts.

I was very impressed with my first close up with Central FC and look forward to seeing them do great things in the coming years.

Oh....Marvin Oliver might be 38, but I would sign him for 2 more years.....skinny as hell.....but a true player.

That is one of the most positive kudos I have ever read about any local club.. I await an pray,trim son get thru. Don't want it to change   :devil:


Son made his debut today for W Connection u16 vs North East Stars....Central's loss  :devil: ;)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on March 30, 2014, 07:06:03 PM
Mods....merge if necessary


Took my son to Central FC's youth try outs this past Sunday. Though it was scheduled to start at 9am, when we got there the pro team was winding down their session. I thought it was good that the younger ones (who got there on time) got an opportunity to see the seniors train.

Was a large turnout imo, maybe about 50 players or so, with the majority being u18s. First thing that struck me was that Central appeared very well organized. A couple tents for player registration and shelter from the sun, which soon enough became rain, bibs for the kids and a numbering system which would no doubt have made player identification a bit easier.

I also took note of the presence, and when I say presence I mean for the entire session, of the clubs hierarchy. Sancho, Harrison etc were all there looking on. I found that to be particularly impressive. It meant to me that Central really has an eye on sustainability and longevity. Central is clearly sponsored by SIS...lol. The tent was branded, poles had company logos. I thought it was great advertisement. Can't see why more local companies don't get on board....Central does a great job of giving their sponsor prominence.

Earlier this year I visited both Melwood and Carrington and whilst the coaches and managers were present, didn't see any club owners or chairmen.....didn't expect to anyway. But it was nice touch to see Sancho et al there.

Great to see was the senior players at Central being given youth coaching responsibilities....Marc Leslie, Keon Trim even Jan Michael Williams were active in the try outs. Leslie and Trim moreso. Bear in mind that these guys trained in the hot sun immediately before the tryouts began. Good stuff. A few other senior players also stayed on and had a look at the tryouts, offering their comments to those of us in the pavilion. Central seems to be a tight knit bunch....good camaraderie all around. Was also good to see Terry Fenwick stay on as well and be active in the tryouts.

I was very impressed with my first close up with Central FC and look forward to seeing them do great things in the coming years.

Oh....Marvin Oliver might be 38, but I would sign him for 2 more years.....skinny as hell.....but a true player.

That is one of the most positive kudos I have ever read about any local club.. I await an pray,trim son get thru. Don't want it to change   :devil:


Son made his debut today for W Connection u16 vs North East Stars....Central's loss  :devil: ;)

Congrats! If you noticed, we recruited George Romano as Director of Women's and Youth Football. We recognise where we have weaknesses and will try to improve in those areas. As much as we'd like to recruit all of the best players, perhaps we missed a few? I expect this, our second season, to be formative in the youth department. Last year we didn't do too bad, but we couldn't get George here in time to improve our recruitment and administration in any real way. That said, there will be news of some exciting opportunities for some of our youth players over the next two months.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: JRtheWriter on March 30, 2014, 07:34:27 PM
So we're just going to ignore my question huh  :pissedoff:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on March 30, 2014, 10:39:07 PM
So we're just going to ignore my question huh  :pissedoff:

Actually, JR, I was intending to speak to Adidas in the morning. We sold the 30 replica jerseys that we ordered, but we have some jerseys from players who left the club. If you look closely at players jerseys such as Plaza & Paul, you'll notice that the names and numbers have been printed over. But I would imagine that you would prefer a new jersey? I would need to enquire from Adidas the shipping cost from Panama to Trinidad. Once the jersey is embroidered and printed (with a name and number of your choice) I would then need to find the shipping cost to wherever you are! (I assume that you're overseas?). But I can't speak to Adidas until Monday morning.
Sorry for the delay, but I will get the information to you tomorrow.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: JRtheWriter on March 31, 2014, 08:44:59 AM
So we're just going to ignore my question huh  :pissedoff:

Actually, JR, I was intending to speak to Adidas in the morning. We sold the 30 replica jerseys that we ordered, but we have some jerseys from players who left the club. If you look closely at players jerseys such as Plaza & Paul, you'll notice that the names and numbers have been printed over. But I would imagine that you would prefer a new jersey? I would need to enquire from Adidas the shipping cost from Panama to Trinidad. Once the jersey is embroidered and printed (with a name and number of your choice) I would then need to find the shipping cost to wherever you are! (I assume that you're overseas?). But I can't speak to Adidas until Monday morning.
Sorry for the delay, but I will get the information to you tomorrow.

Lol I was just joking.  I really appreciate you getting back to me.

Actually, I wouldn't mind a jersey that's blank with no number or name is that is more convenient.  Whatever process is easier I would be down for. A blank replica or a jersey with my name. Either or would be perfect.

Thanks and keep me updated.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on March 31, 2014, 09:46:15 AM
Some persons have described Central FC as the Manchester City of the TT Pro League. If so, do you think the following descriptions are accurate? If not, what would you change and why?

Central FC (Manchester City) - new, bold and ambitious club with title dreams. Also has a serious cross town rival
W Connection (Manchester United) - established powerhouse with a tradition of winning trophies
San Juan Jabloteh (Liverpool) - traditional big team who has gone through hardships recently. Rivalry with the other title record holder
Caledonia AIA (Tottenham) - excellent on their day but too inconsistent over the years to claim that elusive league title
Defence Force (Chelsea) - a footballing machine. Well drilled outfit that no team looks forward to playing
North East Stars (Arsenal) - criticized by some for being 1 dimensional in their play but use it to good effect. Fighting hard to end their title drought
Point Fortin Civic FC (Southampton) - recently promoted team that specialize in using players from their home town and generally to great effect
St. Ann's Rangers (Aston Villa) - consistent member of the league. Generally branded as a "selling" club that recently has decided to put its faith in an abundance of youth
Police FC (Stoke) - branded as a very workman-like team that prides itself on grit and industry. Can trouble the top teams on their day
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sando on April 01, 2014, 02:05:11 AM
Central FC (Everton) - Doing enough to place in CCL.

San Juan Jabloteh (Cardiff City) - Decent but not ready.

Caledonia AIA (Tottenham) - Decent players stuck with a poor manager.

Defence Force (Stoke City) - Stuck with a poor manager. Play a physical but poor brand of football.

North East Stars (Southampton) - Can be good when up to it.

Point Fortin Civic FC (Aston Villa) - Have good individual talent but not enough to win anything.

St. Ann's Rangers (Fulham) - Good football but going down.

Police FC (Newcastle United) - Started hot and now falling fast.

W Connection (Manchester City) - Full with foreign players and they are their worst enemies.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on April 01, 2014, 03:37:32 AM
Central FC (Everton) - Doing enough to place in CCL.

San Juan Jabloteh (Cardiff City) - Decent but not ready.

Caledonia AIA (Tottenham) - Decent players stuck with a poor manager.

Defence Force (Stoke City) - Stuck with a poor manager. Play a physical but poor brand of football.

North East Stars (Southampton) - Can be good when up to it.

Point Fortin Civic FC (Aston Villa) - Have good individual talent but not enough to win anything.

St. Ann's Rangers (Fulham) - Good football but going down.

Police FC (Newcastle United) - Started hot and now falling fast.

W Connection (Manchester City) - Full with foreign players and they are their worst enemies.

Why do people think Ross Russell is a bad manager? He won the league, so I'm missing something - I'm not claiming one way or the other but would like to get informed :)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on April 01, 2014, 07:05:05 AM
It's difficult in T&T to really determine who is good as a coach. One way to win the league is to bring in several of the best players (as Central are trying to do), or hold onto them and bring in more (as Connection are doing). Nobody can offer the same package as Army, but not every player wants to join up, so Russel has limited access to players.

One of the best ways to really determine a coaches ability is to look at how he changes his formation/style of play when he is losing. Many coaches just continue and hope to get back in the game but some (as Angus Eve did vs Army) make changes. The other way is looking at when and how substitutes are used and the impact they had on the game. But there is not enough decent TV coverage to determine this here.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on April 02, 2014, 09:32:56 PM
Fan made video of our Goals of the Season so far. Which goal do you think is the best? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf6JuOyPr74
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on April 04, 2014, 03:39:55 PM
Follow the live updates of the match tonight (Central vs Caledonia AIA in the Lucozade Sport Gold Shield) at CFClive http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php. Kick off is at 6 pm
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on April 08, 2014, 05:50:53 PM
Follow the live updates of the match tonight (Central vs Caledonia AIA in the TT Pro League) at CFClive http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php. Kick off is at 8 pm
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: dreamer on April 08, 2014, 07:36:44 PM
3 more goals for Plaza's tally.
http://ttproleague.com/
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FireBrand on April 08, 2014, 08:06:59 PM
FT: T&T B team 5 - Caledonia 1  ;D
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: elan on April 08, 2014, 08:21:03 PM
FT: T&T B team 5 - Caledonia 1  ;D

(http://www.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/tumblr_mdjlzxOs7D1r1e0511.gif)
Title: Central FC's Sock Tags
Post by: Tiresais on April 09, 2014, 05:27:41 AM
Something strange has emerged from Couva :p

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/10246758_695730743804067_8154189901473603550_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/t1.0-9/998489_695731427137332_1443548192720708499_n.jpg)

Check the rest of the pictures on the Central FC Fan page; https://www.facebook.com/groups/478681882226491/


Thoughts?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on April 09, 2014, 03:49:47 PM
Jamal Jack produced a hat trick of assists last night, playing in a centre midfield role, to help Central FC beat Caledonia AIA 5-1 in the Pro League. Learn more about Jack in THE SHARK: VOLUME 5 http://issuu.com/central.fc/docs/the_shark-_volume_5/23?e=9061376/7126108
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on April 10, 2014, 08:09:26 PM
Central F.C. Rocks, Paper, Scissors & Goals
Central F.C. Media Release


Central F.C. lent a hand to DIRECTV on Wednesday when their players and staff supported the company’s international community project, Rocks, Paper, Scissors. This is the second such project carried out in Trinidad by DIRECTV, with North East Stars helping out two years ago when they refurbished the Chaguanas Senior Citizens Home.

This time, the lucky recipient was Woodford Lodge, where the complex will be given a complete facelift. Aside from T&T international goalkeeper, Jan-Michael Williams and midfielder Jason Marcano who scored 8 goals and assisted 7 more this season, General Manager, Norris Ferguson, Assistant First Team Coach, Marc Leslie, Operations Director Kevin Harrison and Managing Director Brent Sancho also attended to show off their painting skills, together with 5 players from the clubs woman’s team.


“We wanted more players to attend but the guys had a game the night before and we wanted to rest them before Friday’s Lucozade Shield semi-final vs North East Stars.” Said Sancho.
The players have already had a busy week with appearances at the Central F.C. Easter Camp at Presentation College, Chaguanas.

“The camp runs until 18th April and costs $200 per week, which includes T shirt and refreshments. On Wednesday 16th, coaches from TTFA will be attending together with Central F.C.’s national team players for an exciting coaching session. We are very grateful for the support of TTFA and look forward to working with them.”

Sancho said that Central F.C. are always pleased to support DIRECTV’s community work. “They are one of the very few companies to understand Corporate Social Responsibility and their projects are always well organised and well supported by their staff.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with Bernard Pantin (DIRECTV CEO),Lindsay Boodoo and the staff.” Said Sancho. “Then on Saturday, our players will be attending another of our sponsors, S.I.S. 35th anniversary events in Diego Martin where they will hold a community 7 a side football tournament.”

Meanwhile, The Sharks are buoyant after another goal fest against Caledonia AIA on Tuesday night when they completed an emphatic 5-1 victory. “We beat Caledonia 4-0 on Friday in the Lucozade Shield and expected some revenge from them last night. To be fair, the first 30 minutes was fairly even, but the difference between the two sides was the quality in front of goal, with Willis Plaza completing his hat trick, while Ataulla Guerra and Sammy Delice bagged a goal apiece.”

Sancho said that with just 4 league games remaining, the million dollar first prize could still be won by 3 clubs. “Obviously, Central has to win their 4 games, but the key fixtures are the two games between W.Connection and Defence Force. Army must win both to have a chance at a top two finish, while Connection have to take at least 3 points from the two games to remain safe. We’d love to see two draws as that would leave Central with a clear shot at the title.”

Sancho said that Central had always aimed for a top two finish. “But now the title is within sight, we want to finish first.” The Sharks are the in form team at the moment, winning 7 games in a row and undefeated since 7th December, a run of 15 games.

“We’re scoring lots of goals and conceding few” said Sancho. “Our last 4 games have seen us score 14 goals and concede just once, (5-1 & 4-0 vs Caledonia, 2-0 vs Point Fortin Civic and 3-0 vs W.Connection) so the guys are confident, but we must take each game on its own merits. We’re the top team in 2014 and everybody wants to beat us.”

Meanwhile, W.Connection will be attending Woodford Lodge to lend a hand to DIRECTV on Thursday before they take on Point Fortin in the second Lucozade Goal Shield semi final on Friday at Ato Boldon Stadium.
Central F.C. face North East Stars at Ato Boldon on Friday 11th April at 6pm in the first Lucozade Goal Shield semi final..
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on April 11, 2014, 02:29:25 AM
Nice. How many does the stand hold at Woodford lodge?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on April 11, 2014, 03:45:09 PM
Good day Follow Central FC vs North East Stars in the semi final of the Lucozade Gold Shield at CFC Live KickOff at 6pm http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on April 15, 2014, 05:59:27 PM
Follow the live updates of the match tonight (Central vs North East Stars in the TT Pro League) at CFClive http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php. Kick off is at 9 pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: royal on April 17, 2014, 10:19:22 AM
Central FC and TTFA team up for Easter Camp

https://www.youtube.com/v/2N7i7Xleirs
Title: TTFA teams up with Central FC for Easter Football Camp
Post by: Trini _2022 on April 18, 2014, 06:29:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/fEDMM9V1SLs
Title: Re: TTFA teams up with Central FC for Easter Football Camp
Post by: Flex on April 18, 2014, 02:57:43 PM
Great work by all.

Title: Re: TTFA teams up with Central FC for Easter Football Camp
Post by: asylumseeker on April 18, 2014, 03:35:59 PM
Great work by all.



Fully agree.

Sancho ... doh bun de candle at both ends eh. Get yuh rest. Ah know allyuh have plenty items on the agenda buh soldier yuh hadda sleep. Yuh will need it in de homestretch!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on April 19, 2014, 03:26:17 PM
Fan made promo of Central FC's Lucozade Sport Goal Shield Finals clash with W Connection on April 25th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8tuPgs6jJ8&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on April 22, 2014, 04:19:58 PM
Follow the live updates of the match tonight (Central vs Police FC in the TT Pro League) at CFClive http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php. Kick off is at 8 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on April 25, 2014, 06:41:05 PM
Follow live updates of the Lucozade Sport Goal Shield Finals at CFClive. Central FC take on W Connection in another great Couva Clasico http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: elan on April 25, 2014, 10:22:13 PM
FS yuh tight or wha.....no updates.  :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FireBrand on April 26, 2014, 07:50:36 AM
Congrats Sharks!!!!  Lucozade Sport Goal Shield Champions!  :applause: :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on April 26, 2014, 08:41:34 AM
FS yuh tight or wha.....no updates.  :applause: :applause:

Central F.C. 2 - 1 W.Connection

First, please note that I am drunk!

Ok, so game started fast and busy. Rundell Winchester chased a real lost cause and won, and then had the maturity to beat the keeper. He had absolutely no business to even try to score, but, boy, what a fantastic goal. Within a couple of minutes, Oliver connected with an excellent cross from Goodridge and it was 2-0. Two minutes later, Alvin Jones scored a superb Beckham-esquefree kick. So after around 22 minutes, we had a real game on our hands!
Despite several chances by each team, the game never really reignited. However, Jan-Michael Williams kept the Sharks in the game with a great fingertip save and Connections keeper made 3 point blank saves from three different Central players in a pinball moment.
To be fair, it was a very even game and a great advert for T&T football. Some very silly yellow cards from Brizan and, as usual, some dodgy challenges went unpunished.

Crowd was decent with lots of noise for The Sharks!
Not sure if I should say this, but, hey, I'm a little drunk so here goes.... how many owners/CEOs have won a T&T trophy with two different clubs?  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Errol on April 26, 2014, 09:24:36 AM
Congrats to FS, Sancho, Fenwick and his team.

W Connection seems like they have hit a dog spell.

Thy need a shake up.

Jan Michael Williams must be a happy man.

Title: ‘Bolting’ Winchester leads Central to 2014 LSGS.
Post by: Flex on April 26, 2014, 09:35:50 AM
‘Bolting’ Winchester leads Central to 2014 LSGS.
ttproleague.com.


“We just came out to work hard, motivated by our coach … the best coach in the league, Terry Fenwick,” Central FC’s 20-year-old Tobagonian attacker Rundell Winchester told reporters following his team’s 2-1 win in the Final of the 2014 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield on Friday night.

Winchester couldn’t contain his joy at the Ato Boldon Stadium, and deservingly so. He had just received his winners’ medal and the MVP award, accolades he also picked up in the Final of the First Citizens Cup last October which his side won 2-1 against Defence Force.

Back then at age 19, Winchester had set up an equalising goal before scoring the winner.

Now at age 20 and just over five months later, and still displaying his incredible and deceptive speed, the Trinidad and Tobago forward reminded the thousands of spectators, who packed the Couva venue covered stands, what he is made of.

“In a big game like this it’s about stepping up,” Winchester added. “I am really motivated by my (teammates). They always make me come and work hard and I’m now so happy we came and beat W Connection in a big Final.

“It’s a pleasure that we have put our rivals to shame. I feel so happy. We love it. I’m going to celebrate with my team … Central to the world!”

Two bites in a space of seven minutes and the “Sharks” were leading by two goals before the 20th minute mark with Winchester scoring one and setting up another.

In the 13th minute Winchester, undoubtedly the Usain Bolt of Trinidad and Tobago football, was unleashed by a Willis Plaza pass in midfield and blew past two of the quickest defenders in the league, Daneil Cyrus and Kurt Frederick, before unleashing a half volley past goalkeeper Aquelius Sylvester for a 1-0 score.

Then by the 19th minute Central led 2-0 when a deft header at the far post by 38-year-old midfielder and captain Marvin Oliver, off a Winchester cross, which sunk into Sylvester’s goal.

Winchester explained his joy also belonged to Tobago. He said, “Most Tobagonians don’t come down to Trinidad and shine. I came here and I’m making my Tobago proud and also it’s an honour to be the MVP. I just love the feeling. It’s a great feeling.”

Winchester and teammates Marvin Oliver and Willis Plaza along with Connection’s Hashim Arcia and North East Stars midfielder Keron Cummings all finished joint top scorers with two goals each, while Fenwick was presented with the Coach of the Tournament award.

Two minutes after Central’s second item, Connection were celebrating, and the “Sharks” lead was sliced in half when a 30-yard free-kick blast by Alvin Jones was too hot for former ‘Savonnetta Boys” goalie Jan Michael Williams as it struck the underside of the crossbar and down into the net.

Moments later (Alvin) Jones, who plays as a right fullback, forced a blockout by Williams, and six minutes from time from a 22-yard set piece his on-target strike was measured by the Central goalie, putting it behind for a corner following a handball ruled against Elton John by referee Neal Brizan.

On the other end in the 50th minute, Connection were rescued by (Alvin) Jones, when he wedged a boot into Winchester's within the six yard area, spinning the ball overbar.

Then in the 88th minute Plaza, playing with an injured right foot, executed excellent skill to slip away from three Connection players before having a go at goal above the area which Sylvester blocked out and followed up with a similar save against Winchester before wrapping the second rebound attempt by Jason Marcano.

In the end however, Central, the second season old club, celebrated their second title this season, revenge over the side that defeated them 6-5 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in the Final of the FA Trophy last December, and $44,000 based on the Lucozade Sport Goal Shield winners prize money scheme.

While Connection, also the winners of this season’s Digicel Charity Shield and Toyota Classic, failed to defend the title they lifted in 2009 and 2013. The “Savonnetta Boys” walked away with $16,500 based on the runners-up prize money scheme and medals.

“We started well,” said Connection assistant coach and former standout forward Earl Jean following the match. “In the first 10-15 minutes the game was going well for us but I think we allowed the second goal too easy … too simple. And I think that put us on the back foot.

“We always knew it was going to be a tough game against Central.

“(Looking at the game) we want to be positive. We want to take the good side out of the game. I think we had more possession and that’s what we needed to do and try to control the game a little more.

“(But) I don’t think our strikers are firing on all cylinders and that put us back. We lost (striker) Dimitrie Apai in training (with a knee injury). And (midfielder) Joevin Jones hasn’t played in a while since coming back from injury.

“They (Central) got a victory and that’s it. It’s a big disappointment when you’re defending your trophy and lose,” settled the former St. Lucia international.

Lucozade Sport Goal Shield 2014 Final

W Connection 1—2 Central FC
Alvin Jones 21’  ;  Rundell Winchester 13’, Marvin Oliver 19’

Teams

W Connection—22. Aquelius Sylvester, 3. Gerard Williams (C) (Yellow Card), 4. Daneil Cyrus, 2. Kurt Frederick, 10. Joevin Jones, 14. Hashim Arcia, 19. Leslie Joel Russell, 40. Jomal Williams (7. Silvio Spann 69th) (Yellow Card), 65. Neil Benjamin Jr. (13. Devaughn Elliot 82nd), 20. Stefano Rijssel (17. Jamal Clarence 64th), 39. Alvin Jones (Yellow Card)

Unused substitutes—18. Julani Archibald (GK) 11. Tremain Shayn Paul, 25. Christian Viveros, 15. Mekeil Williams

Coach—Stuart Charles Fevrier

Central FC—21. Jan-Michael Williams, 10. Marvin Oliver (C), 45. Ataullah Guerra, 1. Willis Plaza, 9. Dwight Quintero (6. Leston Paul 64th), 2. Elton John (Yellow Card), 3. Keion Goodridge, 7. Jason Marcano (Yellow Card) (22. Keon Trim 92nd), 17. Rundell Winchester (Yellow Card), 24. Akeem Benjamin (Yellow Card), 50. Yohance Marshall

Unused substitutes—25. Javon Sample (GK), 4. Sean de Silva, 27. Samuel Delice, 11. Darren Mitchell, 15. Kaydion Gabriel

Coach—Terry Fenwick

Match Statistics

1       Goals                    2
3       Shots on Target 5
1       Shots Wide         5
2       Corners                3
2       Offsides               1
12       Fouls                 14
3     Yellow Cards       3
0      Red Cards           0

Match Referee—Neal Brizan

Full 2014 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield results [Play-off Round]

San Juan Jabloteh 2—0 St. Ann’s Rangers
Jean-Luc Rochford 5’, Micah Lewis 61’

Quarter-Final Round

Central FC 4—0 Caledonia AIA
Willis Plaza 14’(PEN), 43’, Ataullah Guerra 81’, Marvin Oliver 90’ (PEN)

Point Fortin Civic 1 (4)—(3) 1 Defence Force
Akeem Redhead 41’  ;   Glynn Franklyn 80’

(Point Fortin Civic won 4-3 on penalties)


Defence Force (3)                    Point Fortin Civic (4)

Devorn Jorsling (scored)             Marcus Joseph (scored)
Richard Roy (scored)                    Andre Toussaint (scored)
Curtis Gonzales (saved)               Andre Ettienne (scored)
Ross Russell Jr. (scored)              Bevon Bass (scored)
Corey Rivers (saved)

W Connection 3—1 San Juan Jabloteh
Tremain Shayn Paul 8’, Jamal Clarence 15’, Hashim Arcia 24’  ;  Kareem Smith 76’

North East Stars 2—1 Police FC
Keron Cummings 2’, 41’  ;  Jameel Perry 73’

Semi-Final Round

Central FC 2—0 North East Stars
Dwight Quintero 15’, Rundell Winchester 79’

W Connection 1—0 Point Fortin Civic
Hashim Arcia 53’

Final

W Connection 1—2 Central FC
Alvin Jones 21’  ;  Rundell Winchester 13’, Marvin Oliver 19’

Title: Re: ‘Bolting’ Winchester leads Central to 2014 LSGS.
Post by: Sando on April 26, 2014, 09:52:39 AM
Where is soccerrama?

Did Fenwick and Stuart shake hands after the game?

How much was in the crowd?, about?

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on April 26, 2014, 10:48:58 AM
Congrats to FS, Sancho, Fenwick and his team.

W Connection seems like they have hit a dog spell.

Thy need a shake up.

Jan Michael Williams must be a happy man.



Well, I can officially announce that all Central F.C. supporters are now asked to throw their weight behind Connection. The only way Central can finish second is if they win both of their games and Army drop 6 points!
Come on Connection!!!  :wavetowel:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on April 26, 2014, 11:03:07 AM
Congrats!!!! If this is a dog spell for W Connection then they can still be pretty happy given their performance in the league and cups hah.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: JRtheWriter on April 27, 2014, 08:39:56 AM
Go Sharks!!!! This team is too good to not be playing CCL soccer next year! Let's hope for some things to go our way these last games!
 :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 03, 2014, 11:43:11 PM
Check out a couple new videos - Lucozade Sport Goal Shield celebrations and Powergen 22nd Special Children's Day http http://centralfctt.com/videos/index.php (http://centralfctt.com/videos/index.php)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: ZANDOLIE on May 04, 2014, 02:11:29 PM
So are Central still in the running for CCL qualification, or are they out?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 04, 2014, 02:31:52 PM
So are Central still in the running for CCL qualification, or are they out?

Very very very slim chance. But just as Athletico lost today, all things are possible in football
Title: Central F.C. already planning for next season with new additions.
Post by: Flex on May 05, 2014, 03:41:50 PM
Central F.C. already planning for next season.
Central F.C. Media Release.


There may still be two Pro League games remaining in this season, but Central F.C. have shown that they are already focused on the 2014/5 season by announcing several new signings and successful contract extensions with existing players.

T&T national goalkeeper, Jan-Michael Williams, committed his future to his local club for a further two years, taking him to the end of the 2015-16 Pro League season. 

“We’re hoping to keep most the squad together, so we see no reason not to finalise contracts now” said Managing Director, Brent Sancho. “Players like stability and so do coaches, so in most cases we will be offering two year contracts.”

Sancho said that Williams has had a great season with the club. “He is simply the best keeper in Trinidad” said Sancho. “But more than that, Jan-Michael is an asset to the club off the field. This season, Jan-Michael has been coaching our youth team goalkeepers and visiting schools as part of our Football in the Community program me.”

Sancho said that Williams is a great ambassador for the club and a natural leader in the dressing room. “I’ve been privileged to play in front of some of T&T’s finest keepers” said the 2006 World Cup defender “I’d rate Jan-Michael alongside Shaka Hislop, Kelvin Jack, Clayton Ince and even Crystal Palace’s Italian keeper Julian Speroni”

Sancho said that the majority of the existing squad have shown interest in committing their future to the California based club. “We want a fairly solid idea of who will start next season with Central F.C. before this season ends” said Sancho.

“The problem is that we have worked very hard to market our players overseas, and we may see some of them move away. So we also need to look for top quality players to bring in.”
 
Two the new players joining the squad are 19 year old Denzil “Deo” Daniel, who has been plucked from Central F.C.’s youth program me.

“The great thing about Deo is that he’s a local boy who’s proved his worth in our youth system. Only yesterday, Deo scored a 25 yard rocket against Jabloteh!” Daniel will be a popular signing with supporters as he is from the Enterprise area of Central and is well known in the local football community.

“It’s nice to see Central F.C. fulfilling its promise to recruit local talent” said Sancho. “We expect to see many similar stories over the coming years.”

The other player to join Central F.C. is 16 year old Levi Garcia. The T&T U-17 midfielder made his Pro League debut at age 15 for T&TEC but has played in the Super League with Siparia Spurs. A product of Shiva Boys Hindu College, Garcia played in all three of T&T’s U-17 world cup qualifiers last year including the historic 2-0 defeat of Costa Rica.

“Levi is a special talent” said Sancho. “He’s still young with much to learn, but at Central he has some great role models to learn from such as Ataullah Guerra, Leston Paul, Sean de Silva and Marvin Oliver. “But the youngster hasn’t been signed to warm the bench.

“We want to create a strong squad and Levi will be expected to compete for a starting place and push past those in front of him. He has the ability and the hunger to do just that. I can’t wait to see him in action for The Sharks” said Sancho.

Title: Re: Central F.C. already planning for next season with new additions.
Post by: dreamer on May 05, 2014, 05:06:21 PM
Wow! Levi is the real effin deal. Saw him play in the under 17 Concacaf qualifiers. Great catch Sancho.
Title: Re: Central F.C. already planning for next season with new additions.
Post by: Tiresais on May 05, 2014, 05:26:38 PM
Yea heard good things about Garcia - nice catch there. Also good news that you're investing in more than rolling/annual contracts :)
Title: Re: Central F.C. already planning for next season with new additions.
Post by: chelsealife on May 05, 2014, 09:17:56 PM
I really hope Central takes a look @ Onasi Forde. He was actually better than Rundell before injuries, but he's back playing now. Good on either flank or through the middle. Rundell probably surpassed him now though
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 09, 2014, 04:14:18 PM
Get live match updates from the Digicel Pro Bowl encounter of Central FC vs NE Stars tonight at 8 pm via CFClive http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 11, 2014, 10:37:23 PM
Sharks snapping up new contracts:

Central F.C. has secured more players signatures in their efforts to finalise their squad for the 2014/15 season. Veteran midfielder, Marvin Oliver has committed himself to a further 2 years at the club, keeping him with The Sharks past his 40th birthday! The dreadlocked playmaker has had another solid season and was a key factor in the clubs 17 match unbeaten run, as well as scoring a magnificent free kick against W.Connection in the league and the winning goal in the Lucozade Goal Shield. "We keep thinking that Marvin will run out of steam" said Managing Director, Brent Sancho, "But he has more stamina than most of our younger guys. He's been with Central since the beginning and is a fantastic role model to our younger players. He is Mr Central"

Read more http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=36 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=36)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on May 12, 2014, 08:49:02 AM
Quote
We have had requests for 5 of our players from overseas and we do not wish to stand in their way and will look at the benefits of any deal from both the players and the clubs perspective. Meanwhile, we are talking to several existing and former T&T internationals about coming home. So it’s difficult to picture where we need to strengthen at the moment. “

Very interesting - hopefully these clubs are steps up?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on May 12, 2014, 09:33:57 AM
Quote
We have had requests for 5 of our players from overseas and we do not wish to stand in their way and will look at the benefits of any deal from both the players and the clubs perspective. Meanwhile, we are talking to several existing and former T&T internationals about coming home. So it’s difficult to picture where we need to strengthen at the moment. “

Very interesting - hopefully these clubs are steps up?

Actually, one of our players declined to go to an MLS club, stating that he wanted to help Central finish in the top two! But, yeah, decent European clubs and MLS outfits.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on May 12, 2014, 10:25:43 AM
Quote
We have had requests for 5 of our players from overseas and we do not wish to stand in their way and will look at the benefits of any deal from both the players and the clubs perspective. Meanwhile, we are talking to several existing and former T&T internationals about coming home. So it’s difficult to picture where we need to strengthen at the moment. “

Very interesting - hopefully these clubs are steps up?

Actually, one of our players declined to go to an MLS club, stating that he wanted to help Central finish in the top two! But, yeah, decent European clubs and MLS outfits.

what ? are you for real .. did you  all try convince that player to take the mls option when he said that ?...FS i hope you all get some players to Europe ...
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on May 12, 2014, 11:11:55 AM
Quote
We have had requests for 5 of our players from overseas and we do not wish to stand in their way and will look at the benefits of any deal from both the players and the clubs perspective. Meanwhile, we are talking to several existing and former T&T internationals about coming home. So it’s difficult to picture where we need to strengthen at the moment. “

Very interesting - hopefully these clubs are steps up?

Actually, one of our players declined to go to an MLS club, stating that he wanted to help Central finish in the top two! But, yeah, decent European clubs and MLS outfits.

what ? are you for real .. did you  all try convince that player to take the mls option when he said that ?...FS i hope you all get some players to Europe ...

It was really frustrating! Imagine how many players would like that shot....and there was talk of a transfer fee of US$50,000 or more! However, it is the player's decision ultimately and he needs to ensure the move is right on various levels.
I'm confident that there will be one or two nice moves.
It is very frustrating about the UK situation. We've had several chats with UK clubs who want our players up to Championship level. When you consider that Trinibagonians are members of the former Commonwealth,and have supported the "Motherland" for centuries, yet they have less rights to work in UK than, say, Germans who we fought in two major wars last century, it doesn't seem very fair. I have nothing against Germans, or any other nationality, but Commonwealth citizens have earned the right to work in the UK in my opinion.   
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on May 12, 2014, 11:13:51 AM
Quote
We have had requests for 5 of our players from overseas and we do not wish to stand in their way and will look at the benefits of any deal from both the players and the clubs perspective. Meanwhile, we are talking to several existing and former T&T internationals about coming home. So it’s difficult to picture where we need to strengthen at the moment. “

Very interesting - hopefully these clubs are steps up?

Actually, one of our players declined to go to an MLS club, stating that he wanted to help Central finish in the top two! But, yeah, decent European clubs and MLS outfits.

what ? are you for real .. did you  all try convince that player to take the mls option when he said that ?...FS i hope you all get some players to Europe ...

It was really frustrating! Imagine how many players would like that shot....and there was talk of a transfer fee of US$50,000 or more! However, it is the player's decision ultimately and he needs to ensure the move is right on various levels.
I'm confident that there will be one or two nice moves.
It is very frustrating about the UK situation. We've had several chats with UK clubs who want our players up to Championship level. When you consider that Trinibagonians are members of the former Commonwealth,and have supported the "Motherland" for centuries, yet they have less rights to work in UK than, say, Germans who we fought in two major wars last century, it doesn't seem very fair. I have nothing against Germans, or any other nationality, but Commonwealth citizens have earned the right to work in the UK in my opinion.   

what about the Scottish league ?? what our federation needs to do is arrange matches we win it boost our rankings .I hope we play more games ...  Austrian  Belgium and Germany and Holland  is less restrictive ...
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on May 12, 2014, 11:45:14 AM
Very interesting... Maybe the player was a bit daunted by moving abroad? Surely the 50,000 dollars would also help Central :p
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: maxg on May 12, 2014, 12:06:19 PM
Quote
We have had requests for 5 of our players from overseas and we do not wish to stand in their way and will look at the benefits of any deal from both the players and the clubs perspective. Meanwhile, we are talking to several existing and former T&T internationals about coming home. So it’s difficult to picture where we need to strengthen at the moment. “

Very interesting - hopefully these clubs are steps up?

Actually, one of our players declined to go to an MLS club, stating that he wanted to help Central finish in the top two! But, yeah, decent European clubs and MLS outfits.

what ? are you for real .. did you  all try convince that player to take the mls option when he said that ?...FS i hope you all get some players to Europe ...

It was really frustrating! Imagine how many players would like that shot....and there was talk of a transfer fee of US$50,000 or more! However, it is the player's decision ultimately and he needs to ensure the move is right on various levels.
I'm confident that there will be one or two nice moves.
It is very frustrating about the UK situation. We've had several chats with UK clubs who want our players up to Championship level. When you consider that Trinibagonians are members of the former Commonwealth,and have supported the "Motherland" for centuries, yet they have less rights to work in UK than, say, Germans who we fought in two major wars last century, it doesn't seem very fair. I have nothing against Germans, or any other nationality, but Commonwealth citizens have earned the right to work in the UK in my opinion.   
only if the player is signed..however..I always wondered about your other point as well..something like no more commonwealth immigrants welcome...till needed again.. I had family who served in 2 wars (RIP).
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on May 12, 2014, 12:09:41 PM
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We have had requests for 5 of our players from overseas and we do not wish to stand in their way and will look at the benefits of any deal from both the players and the clubs perspective. Meanwhile, we are talking to several existing and former T&T internationals about coming home. So it’s difficult to picture where we need to strengthen at the moment. “

Very interesting - hopefully these clubs are steps up?

Actually, one of our players declined to go to an MLS club, stating that he wanted to help Central finish in the top two! But, yeah, decent European clubs and MLS outfits.

what ? are you for real .. did you  all try convince that player to take the mls option when he said that ?...FS i hope you all get some players to Europe ...

It was really frustrating! Imagine how many players would like that shot....and there was talk of a transfer fee of US$50,000 or more! However, it is the player's decision ultimately and he needs to ensure the move is right on various levels.
I'm confident that there will be one or two nice moves.
It is very frustrating about the UK situation. We've had several chats with UK clubs who want our players up to Championship level. When you consider that Trinibagonians are members of the former Commonwealth,and have supported the "Motherland" for centuries, yet they have less rights to work in UK than, say, Germans who we fought in two major wars last century, it doesn't seem very fair. I have nothing against Germans, or any other nationality, but Commonwealth citizens have earned the right to work in the UK in my opinion.   

what about the Scottish league ?? what our federation needs to do is arrange matches we win it boost our rankings .I hope we play more games ...  Austrian  Belgium and Germany and Holland  is less restrictive ...

Scotland falls under UK laws. But if they break away from the UK, as is being attempted, all will change there.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on May 12, 2014, 12:11:44 PM
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We have had requests for 5 of our players from overseas and we do not wish to stand in their way and will look at the benefits of any deal from both the players and the clubs perspective. Meanwhile, we are talking to several existing and former T&T internationals about coming home. So it’s difficult to picture where we need to strengthen at the moment. “

Very interesting - hopefully these clubs are steps up?

Actually, one of our players declined to go to an MLS club, stating that he wanted to help Central finish in the top two! But, yeah, decent European clubs and MLS outfits.

what ? are you for real .. did you  all try convince that player to take the mls option when he said that ?...FS i hope you all get some players to Europe ...

It was really frustrating! Imagine how many players would like that shot....and there was talk of a transfer fee of US$50,000 or more! However, it is the player's decision ultimately and he needs to ensure the move is right on various levels.
I'm confident that there will be one or two nice moves.
It is very frustrating about the UK situation. We've had several chats with UK clubs who want our players up to Championship level. When you consider that Trinibagonians are members of the former Commonwealth,and have supported the "Motherland" for centuries, yet they have less rights to work in UK than, say, Germans who we fought in two major wars last century, it doesn't seem very fair. I have nothing against Germans, or any other nationality, but Commonwealth citizens have earned the right to work in the UK in my opinion.   
only if the player is signed..however..I always wondered about your other point as well..something like no more commonwealth immigrants welcome...till needed again.. I had family who served in 2 wars (RIP).

Max, I think any national loyalty to the UK has evaporated. That doesn't mean individuals from the Commonwealth wouldn't join up, in fact I could see that happening.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tallman on May 12, 2014, 04:14:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/WqmlpriaWOg
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 13, 2014, 05:37:29 PM
Follow the live updates of the match tonight (Central FC vs St. Ann's Rangers in the TT Pro League) at CFClive http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php. Kick off is at 9 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium. Jan-Michael Williams, Ataulla Guerra, Willis Plaza & Rundell Winchester have all been called up to the National Team for the friendlies vs Argentina and Iran and all are expected to be in action tonight.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FireBrand on May 13, 2014, 09:05:49 PM
With a little help from San Juan Jabloteh that defeated Defense Force 1-0 tonight Central FC are 2013-2014 T&T ProLeague runners up and qualified for the CFU Championship. Congratulations Sharks!!!!  Well done!

What a season of ProLeague football!!!! 
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on May 13, 2014, 09:44:11 PM
Fantastic, tense, exciting finish to the Pro League. Apparently, Army hit the post in the last minute and only frantic goal line defending kept the ball out of the San Juan net!
Big thanks to Jabloteh who managed a draw against Central and a win vs Army in their last two games.
Commiserations to Army who fought valiantly until the final whistle in a season where everything went against them.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on May 13, 2014, 10:18:20 PM
This is good news because even if you lose some players to foreign contracts central seem to have another generation of players coming through. DF consistently disappoints in the CCL so its time for a new team to get the opportunity to fly the flag for the pro league.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on May 14, 2014, 03:05:26 AM
Fantastic news!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on May 14, 2014, 03:06:09 AM
Fantastic, tense, exciting finish to the Pro League. Apparently, Army hit the post in the last minute and only frantic goal line defending kept the ball out of the San Juan net!
Big thanks to Jabloteh who managed a draw against Central and a win vs Army in their last two games.
Commiserations to Army who fought valiantly until the final whistle in a season where everything went against them.

Indeed. Out of deep respect for them and Kevon Carter, I did not ring the bells for Central automatically - despite holding solid respect for the body of work being put down by Central.

It was contrived neutrality, but the most comfortable position to adopt from a position of conscience. However, now that the outcome is sealed: well done Central, and congratulations!

DF has proven yet again to be a squad of mettle. Ah couldn't automatically join the chorus for their exclusion, especially given their struggles this season. Bless!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 16, 2014, 06:12:24 PM
Follow the action of the Digicel Pro Bowl semi final between Central FC and W Connection via the following link on our website. http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php (http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 19, 2014, 04:16:32 PM
TRANSFER RUMOR: One of Central FC's premier players, who is part of Stephen Hart's T&T National Team, will be signing a contract for a European team within the next few hours.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on May 19, 2014, 04:36:53 PM
TRANSFER RUMOR: One of Central FC's premier players, who is part of Stephen Hart's T&T National Team, will be signing a contract for a European team within the next few hours.

Will this player be able to play in the upcoming friendlies?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 19, 2014, 05:12:45 PM
TRANSFER RUMOR: One of Central FC's premier players, who is part of Stephen Hart's T&T National Team, will be signing a contract for a European team within the next few hours.

Will this player be able to play in the upcoming friendlies?

Most definitely. All efforts are being made to allow for such.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on May 19, 2014, 05:39:02 PM
Hmmm, nice
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on May 19, 2014, 05:51:53 PM
So ... am gih we some directional guidance with a cardinal point nah. Ah want to gauge the appropriate level of excitement to be applied :). So when yuh say Europe ... what we talking? Western (highest level of excitement) or Northern (low to moderate) or Eastern (low to moderate) or Southern (could be moderate to semi-high :))

Or we "just" talking Belgium. :devil:

P.S. Even if iz Malta or Faroe Islands ah promising to be "excited".  ;D
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on May 20, 2014, 11:14:01 AM
So ... am gih we some directional guidance with a cardinal point nah. Ah want to gauge the appropriate level of excitement to be applied :). So when yuh say Europe ... what we talking? Western (highest level of excitement) or Northern (low to moderate) or Eastern (low to moderate) or Southern (could be moderate to semi-high :))

Or we "just" talking Belgium. :devil:

P.S. Even if iz Malta or Faroe Islands ah promising to be "excited".  ;D

You can bet your hat it's Belgium given recent events lol
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: chelsealife on May 20, 2014, 11:34:05 AM
soooo, who's the player? Rundell???  :nailbiting:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on May 20, 2014, 12:07:59 PM
Im guessing its either Rundell or Plaza
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: chelsealife on May 20, 2014, 12:12:26 PM
waitin for d confirmation. 'next few hrs' gone long time
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on May 20, 2014, 12:16:46 PM
waitin for d confirmation. 'next few hrs' gone long time

Well, I dont know how to measure time anymore the TTFA was suposed to announce a new sponsor in a few days, 3 months ago
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on May 21, 2014, 07:10:27 AM
i guess it was just rumor no player going anywhere   :devil: :devil:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: chelsealife on May 21, 2014, 09:10:39 AM
i guess it was just rumor no player going anywhere   :devil: :devil:
guess so or we would have had some news by now... steupss
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 21, 2014, 10:40:00 PM
waitin for d confirmation. 'next few hrs' gone long time

Negotiations are rumored to be still underway. It appears that all parties are taking the time to ensure that any potential deal is done in the best interest of everyone.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 21, 2014, 10:40:50 PM
Central FC Director of Women's Football & Youth Development, George Romano, speaks about the evolution of the youth teamshttp://centralfctt.com/videos/video.php?v=17 (http://centralfctt.com/videos/video.php?v=17)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 23, 2014, 11:42:31 PM
Sharks heading to Europe

Sancho also confirmed that Central have agreed a deal that will see one of their players transferred to ex coach, Terry Fenwick’s new club in Belgium, CS Visé.  “The deal between the clubs has been agreed, but the player won’t sign personal terms until next week, so we won’t be announcing his name just yet. However, I can confirm that it is one of the 5 Central F.C. players on the national team.” said Sancho.......

Read further....http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Insider on May 24, 2014, 03:21:59 AM
Sharks heading to Europe

Sancho also confirmed that Central have agreed a deal that will see one of their players transferred to ex coach, Terry Fenwick’s new club in Belgium, CS Visé.  “The deal between the clubs has been agreed, but the player won’t sign personal terms until next week, so we won’t be announcing his name just yet. However, I can confirm that it is one of the 5 Central F.C. players on the national team.” said Sancho.......

Read further....http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40)

Congrats to Willis Plaza.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on May 24, 2014, 07:18:36 AM
Sharks heading to Europe

Sancho also confirmed that Central have agreed a deal that will see one of their players transferred to ex coach, Terry Fenwick’s new club in Belgium, CS Visé.  “The deal between the clubs has been agreed, but the player won’t sign personal terms until next week, so we won’t be announcing his name just yet. However, I can confirm that it is one of the 5 Central F.C. players on the national team.” said Sancho.......

Read further....http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40)

Congrats to Willis Plaza.

There are two other Central players in the T&T squad...
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 24, 2014, 09:29:01 AM
Sharks heading to Europe

Sancho also confirmed that Central have agreed a deal that will see one of their players transferred to ex coach, Terry Fenwick’s new club in Belgium, CS Visé.  “The deal between the clubs has been agreed, but the player won’t sign personal terms until next week, so we won’t be announcing his name just yet. However, I can confirm that it is one of the 5 Central F.C. players on the national team.” said Sancho.......

Read further....http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40)

Congrats to Willis Plaza.

There are two other Central players in the T&T squad...

Plaza, Jan, Winchester, Marshall or Guerra...?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on May 24, 2014, 10:24:32 AM
Sharks heading to Europe

Sancho also confirmed that Central have agreed a deal that will see one of their players transferred to ex coach, Terry Fenwick’s new club in Belgium, CS Visé.  “The deal between the clubs has been agreed, but the player won’t sign personal terms until next week, so we won’t be announcing his name just yet. However, I can confirm that it is one of the 5 Central F.C. players on the national team.” said Sancho.......

Read further....http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40)

Congrats to Willis Plaza.

There are two other Central players in the T&T squad...

Insider's information has been accurate so i believe Plaza is the player.

From a business standpoint it makes perfect sense. I knew it would be either Plaza or Winchester and Plaza makes the most sense because hes in his prime. Central said they are using this opportunity to build a brand and connections overseas, therefore it's best to send the finished article (Plaza) than the kid with potential.

The ironic thing about this situation is that i believe that Joevin Jones would be the perfect player for CS Vise to sign. Hes a player who doesnt do well on trials and needs an arm around his shoulder and since Fenwick knows him and his abilities he could do that. Fenwick's team could benefit from a player of his exceptional quality. He would also probably make the team alot of funds when he is sold on. However Central and W Connection dont get along so sadly this probably wont happen.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on May 24, 2014, 10:25:42 AM
So FS, seeing that you losing Plaza, you will be bringing Bobby Zamora!!!??!!!! ;D
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: chelsealife on May 24, 2014, 12:41:07 PM
Sharks heading to Europe

Sancho also confirmed that Central have agreed a deal that will see one of their players transferred to ex coach, Terry Fenwick’s new club in Belgium, CS Visé.  “The deal between the clubs has been agreed, but the player won’t sign personal terms until next week, so we won’t be announcing his name just yet. However, I can confirm that it is one of the 5 Central F.C. players on the national team.” said Sancho.......

Read further....http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40)

Congrats to Willis Plaza.

There are two other Central players in the T&T squad...

Insider's information has been accurate so i believe Plaza is the player.

From a business standpoint it makes perfect sense. I knew it would be either Plaza or Winchester and Plaza makes the most sense because hes in his prime. Central said they are using this opportunity to build a brand and connections overseas, therefore it's best to send the finished article (Plaza) than the kid with potential.

The ironic thing about this situation is that i believe that Joevin Jones would be the perfect player for CS Vise to sign. Hes a player who doesnt do well on trials and needs an arm around his shoulder and since Fenwick knows him and his abilities he could do that. Fenwick's team could benefit from a player of his exceptional quality. He would also probably make the team alot of funds when he is sold on. However Central and W Connection dont get along so sadly this probably wont happen.
I dont think any potential move for W Connection players by Fenwick would have anything to do with Central tbh. And if it is Plaza who's being signed i still think he will be back for Winchester and Guerra after evaluating his team. Plaza proved to me he's a better player than i judged him to be though. Fair play to him and good luck  :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on May 24, 2014, 02:07:57 PM
Sharks heading to Europe

Sancho also confirmed that Central have agreed a deal that will see one of their players transferred to ex coach, Terry Fenwick’s new club in Belgium, CS Visé.  “The deal between the clubs has been agreed, but the player won’t sign personal terms until next week, so we won’t be announcing his name just yet. However, I can confirm that it is one of the 5 Central F.C. players on the national team.” said Sancho.......

Read further....http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40)

Congrats to Willis Plaza.

There are two other Central players in the T&T squad...

Plaza, Jan, Winchester, Marshall or Guerra...?

Indeed! My bad forgot about Jan and Guerra.

Well out of those 5 there are three I'd pick over Plaza tbh
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: chelsealife on May 24, 2014, 03:20:18 PM
Sharks heading to Europe

Sancho also confirmed that Central have agreed a deal that will see one of their players transferred to ex coach, Terry Fenwick’s new club in Belgium, CS Visé.  “The deal between the clubs has been agreed, but the player won’t sign personal terms until next week, so we won’t be announcing his name just yet. However, I can confirm that it is one of the 5 Central F.C. players on the national team.” said Sancho.......

Read further....http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=40)

Congrats to Willis Plaza.

There are two other Central players in the T&T squad...

Plaza, Jan, Winchester, Marshall or Guerra...?

Indeed! My bad forgot about Jan and Guerra.

Well out of those 5 there are three I'd pick over Plaza tbh
Yea but maybe with him not being with his squad a striker may be his safest bet for now
Title: Vote for Central FC Goal of the Season 2013/14
Post by: amielisadore on May 25, 2014, 08:58:16 AM
Vote for the Central FC Goal of the Season! The scorer of the winning goal will be awarded at the Club's annual awards ceremony. Voting closes on Wednesday 28th May at 9 am. http://centralfctt.com/videos/video.php?v=18 (http://centralfctt.com/videos/video.php?v=18)
Title: Re: Vote for Central FC Goal of the Season 2013/14
Post by: Football supporter on May 26, 2014, 07:45:45 AM
I'm still liking Winchester's winning goal vs Army, but the bicycle kick was inspired. And the one where he chased down the Connection defence. But then, Oliver's freekick was sublime and I loved Guerra's cool finishing. And, of course, Plaza's finish from the edge of the box was Shearer-esque and his chest and volley was class.
Thank God I don't have to decide!
Title: Re: Vote for Central FC Goal of the Season 2013/14
Post by: amielisadore on May 27, 2014, 04:13:31 PM
Today is the last day to VOTE for your Goal of the Season.  Voting closes tomorrow at 9 am. Vote and Share! http://centralfctt.com/videos/video.php?v=18 (http://centralfctt.com/videos/video.php?v=18)
Title: Re: Vote for Central FC Goal of the Season 2013/14
Post by: asylumseeker on May 28, 2014, 05:32:09 AM
Ah hadda say, ah spend quite a lil while dey evaluating the goals ... buh then ah realize allyuh have the vote tally showing (perhaps a disincentive for ppl tuh vote given the runaway train already and evidently in progress with goal i; Winchester v. Connection) ... so maybe next time doh prematurely show how the vote going?!

Other observation: Marvin Oliver's goal suffers because another or multiple camera angles were not available. It took me a while to appreciate one of the subtleties regarding that goal ... Initially I was sceptical and had reservations because it was a dead-ball situation to be considered against goals in open play ... so I started considering how the other goals came about relative to defensive actions, the quality of the opposition, time, space, movement etc.

For me, the two most convincing goals in open play are (d) and (b) in that order. Plaza v Rangers (struck with authority, intent, placement, movement off the ball between two defenders) is (d) and (b) Winchester v DF (deft, subtle; recognized available space, knew what he was going to do on his first touch, before he did it).

NEVERTHELESS, my vote went to the captain. Oliver's goal ... primarily based on his placement of the ball vis-a-vis the GK's starting position. That was top-shelf quality under conditions that didn't lack anything.
 
In closing, ah will cast some salt on the fact that yuh could vote twice. How ah know that? I tested it ... so subtract one vote.

Buh yuh know what, ah feel ah stumbled on why we might have a runaway train in the voting.  :)
Title: Re: Vote for Central FC Goal of the Season 2013/14
Post by: Football supporter on May 28, 2014, 07:08:51 AM
Asylumseeker, I agree with your observations. This was our first time at this and we are learning fast! However, I thought the video was well put together. We were very reliant on the footage recorded by the TV companies, but we now have two cameras of our own at the games, so multi angle is possible.
Of course, the importance of the goals is not made clear, and next year we will include a voice intro to explain the moments when the goals were scored. (b) Winchesters goal was the winner in the First Citizens Final, while Marvin's was the first in the 3-0 league victory over Connection.

Goal (I) is possibly winning as it was the winner against Connection in the Lucozade Goal Shield!

Thanks for voting!!
Title: Re: Vote for Central FC Goal of the Season 2013/14
Post by: asylumseeker on May 28, 2014, 07:32:37 AM
...
Buh yuh know what, ah feel ah stumbled on why we might have a runaway train in the voting.  :)

Goal (I) is possibly winning as it was the winner against Connection in the Lucozade Goal Shield!
 
Thanks for voting!!

Oh yeah, that!  :P  ;)

Central, good stuff, all around. Enjoyed it!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on May 30, 2014, 01:25:29 AM
The following are the award recipients from Central FC's End of Season Awards Ceremony:
Player of the Year - Marvin Oliver
Players Player of the Year - Jason Marcano
Supporters Player of the Year - Elton John
Young Footballer of the Year - Rundell Winchester
Golden Boot - Willis Plaza (18 goals in 20 matches)
Offensive Player of the Year - Willis Plaza
Defensive Player of the Year- Jan-Michael Williams
Goal of the Season - Rundell Winchester (b) vs Defence Force - 18 Oct. 2013
Supporters Goal of the Season - Rundell Winchester (i) vs W Connection - 25 Apr. 2014

http://ttproleague.com/index.php/tt-pro-league-news/domestics-news-2014/central-fc/1927-veteran-midfielder-marvin-oliver-is-central-fc-player-of-the-year-2013-2014 (http://ttproleague.com/index.php/tt-pro-league-news/domestics-news-2014/central-fc/1927-veteran-midfielder-marvin-oliver-is-central-fc-player-of-the-year-2013-2014)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Flex on May 30, 2014, 01:57:45 AM
Oliver is Central FC Player of the Year 2013/2014.
ttproleague.com.


Thirty-eight-year-old veteran midfielder Marvin Oliver was named Central FC Player of the Year on Wednesday night when the club hosted its 2013/2014 season Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Super Industrial Services (SIS) Auditorium in Couva.

Oliver, who recently penned a two-year extension and turns 39 in August, beat top performers and Trinidad and Tobago internationals Willis Plaza, Rundell Winchester and goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams, and brothers Elton John and Jason Marcano to the award.

But Oliver, who won similar awards at former clubs Caledonia AIA and San Juan Jabloteh, prefers to share his latest award with his Central teammates.

"My teammates deserve to share the award with me," said the classy midfielder, who in 2007 had won the Toyota/TT Pro League Player of the Year award.

"My name was called to receive the award but I wouldn't have been voted the top Central FC player if it wasn't for the support of my teammates on and off the field. We worked as a team and they allowed me to strive and do what I do best."

Oliver admitted however, that it is a tremendous accomplishment for him, especially at his age, and was again thankful for the support of his teammates and coaching staff.

"I would like to get into coaching, although for the past few years I've been coaching while playing," Oliver responded, when asked how long he expects his playing career to last.

"But presently I am still able to do what I love doing, which is to play, and I have the support of my teammates. I would go on as long as my body can," concluded the ex-T&T midfielder.

Twenty-year-old Tobagonian Winchester, whose deceptive speed caused problems for opposing teams and excited the league, grabbed three awards on the night.

Winchester was named the Central FC's Young Player of the Year, Goal of the Season Player, and Supporters' Choice Goal of the Year.

Plaza with 18 goals in 20 matches for the "Sharks" has been a sensation since joining the club during the mid-season (December/January) transfer window. Plaza picked up the club's Golden Boot and Most Offensive Player awards.

While 2006 Toyota/TT Pro League Player of the Year, goalkeeper Williams, was awarded the Most Defensive Player accolade, ahead of top defenders Yohance Marshall and Elton John.

John's work however, didn't go unnoticed, and he picked up the Supporters' Player of the Year, while brother Marcano was chosen as the Players' Player of the Year.

All awardees were crucial in the second-year-old club's First Citizens Cup and Lucozade Sport Goal Shield titles this season, and a second position finish in the Digicel Pro League to qualify for the 2015 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship.

2013/2014 Central FC Awardees

Player of the Year - Marvin Oliver
Players Player of the Year - Jason Marcano
Supporters Player of the Year - Elton John
Young Footballer of the Year - Rundell Winchester
Golden Boot - Willis Plaza (18 goals in 20 matches)
Most Offensive Player - Willis Plaza
Most Defensive Player - Jan-Michael Williams
Goal of the Season - Rundell Winchester
Supporters Goal of the Season - Rundell Winchester

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on June 01, 2014, 05:45:21 PM
Lady Sharks vs Real Dimension Match Report

The Lady Sharks bounced back from a 3-0 opening round defeat to St. Ann's Rangers by shooting down Real Dimension 2-0 on Saturday 31st May 2014. In the opening round loss, the Lady Sharks looked disorganized and were constantly picked apart by their opponents who were excellent on the night. At New Settlement Ground though, against the WoLF defending champions, Real Dimension, the Sharks seemed a completely different team....READ MORE (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=42 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=42))
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on June 05, 2014, 06:56:05 PM
FS you said earlier in the season that there were many teams interested in your players. Will we see any players transferring to other teams besides CS Vise this window? On a side note as a football team director, which player on the team do you think raised their stock yesterday?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on June 08, 2014, 03:04:03 AM
Lady Sharks Highlights vs Point Fortin Civic.

Lady Sharks 5 - 3 Civic
(Kayla Taylor x 2, Verlea Duprey x 2, Shannon Walisch)

http://centralfctt.com/videos/video.php?v=20 (http://centralfctt.com/videos/video.php?v=20)

Unfortunately the highlights do not show Taylor's first goal; a 30 yard free kick into the top corner.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: chelsealife on June 27, 2014, 12:23:44 PM
Who is the player that was to sign with CS Vise? Is that still on? Was it ever on? Any news would be appreciated
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on June 29, 2014, 01:20:19 PM
Transfer Rumor: The transfer of the unspecified player along with possible others have not been finalized. Transfer waters have been muddied by interest from rival teams. Announcements will be made when final decisions are made.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on June 30, 2014, 03:40:05 AM
I love the vagueness :p when you announcing your new manager?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: chelsealife on June 30, 2014, 09:08:35 PM
Transfer Rumor: The transfer of the unspecified player along with possible others have not been finalized. Transfer waters have been muddied by interest from rival teams. Announcements will be made when final decisions are made.
CS Vise was named so why not name the "rival teams"
Title: Central FC All Female Football Camp
Post by: amielisadore on July 01, 2014, 11:22:03 PM
The Sharks will be hosting an All Female Football Camp; Girls Can Kick Too, from the 7th-11th July at the Hasely Crawford Auxillary Field and the 14th-18th July at Presentation College Chagaunas Grounds. It will run from 9 am to 3 pm.

Cost is $250 for 1 week and $300 for both weeks. Only females between the ages of 8 and 18 yrs.

Coaching will be conducted by Central FC's Director of Women's Football and Youth Development George Romano, a US Collegiate coach and our 2 American Lady Sharks players from the University of Tampa, Shannon Walisch http://centralfctt.com/team/wpdetail.php?id=9 (http://centralfctt.com/team/wpdetail.php?id=9) and Marissa Mohammed http://centralfctt.com/team/wpdetail.php?id=13 (http://centralfctt.com/team/wpdetail.php?id=13)

During lunch intervals, there will also be special motivational and leadership sessions from prominent women in society as well as talks from members of the Rape Crisis and Cancer Societies.

Register at http://centralfctt.com/registration/index.php?page=easter (http://centralfctt.com/registration/index.php?page=easter). Contact 679-5060 or info.centralfc@gmail.com for further details.


Title: Re: Central FC All Female Football Camp
Post by: amielisadore on July 04, 2014, 09:03:10 PM
Central FC All Female Football Camp - Girls Can Kick Too Press Conference #Respectyourself #Protectyourself http://youtu.be/PJfzqny3Hdg (http://youtu.be/PJfzqny3Hdg)
Title: Re: Central FC All Female Football Camp
Post by: amielisadore on July 05, 2014, 06:41:12 PM
Lady Sharks on C tv First Up promoting our All Female Football Camp which begins on Monday 7th July https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK9CGUy6Vdg&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK9CGUy6Vdg&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on July 12, 2014, 07:09:53 PM
any UK club touring tnt this year ?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on July 12, 2014, 10:12:28 PM
any UK club touring tnt this year ?

We were talking to Charlton Athletic, but the owner decided to organise a pre season tournament involving his 5 clubs (including Standard Liege) and we didn't have time to find a replacement.
Title: Re: Central FC All Female Football Camp
Post by: amielisadore on July 13, 2014, 12:14:04 AM
Lady Sharks promoting the All Female Football Camp on TV6 Sporting Edition. Registration for the 2nd week of the camp (14-18th July) at Presentation College Chaguanas Grounds is still open. All interested can visit the camp venue.

http://youtu.be/F7fw-xTzLCM (http://youtu.be/F7fw-xTzLCM)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on July 14, 2014, 02:27:29 PM
any UK club touring tnt this year ?

We were talking to Charlton Athletic, but the owner decided to organise a pre season tournament involving his 5 clubs (including Standard Liege) and we didn't have time to find a replacement.

Still sad that didn't pan out :( Maybe next year!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on July 15, 2014, 10:52:43 AM
any UK club touring tnt this year ?

We were talking to Charlton Athletic, but the owner decided to organise a pre season tournament involving his 5 clubs (including Standard Liege) and we didn't have time to find a replacement.
but still waiting on transfer news .... i hope these players know they got to play in better leagues to improve

Still sad that didn't pan out :( Maybe next year!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on July 17, 2014, 04:47:18 PM
Central FC supported Special Olympics T&T (SOTT) Football Camp earlier this week. The Youth Team played a unified match with the athletes from SOTT (4 SOTT athletes + 3 Central players on each team). This is only the first example of support that Central FC will be providing to the SOTT. A few other similar projects will be held this year as the Sharks look to strengthen their relationship with the SOTT.

Photos and a video of the match:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.873806682648006.1073741829.494826560546022&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.873806682648006.1073741829.494826560546022&type=1)

http://centralfctt.com/gallery/index.php (http://centralfctt.com/gallery/index.php)

http://centralfctt.com/videos/video.php?v=24 (http://centralfctt.com/videos/video.php?v=24)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on July 28, 2014, 01:53:01 PM
has central fc resume training ? can you all post a vids thanks  ? Btw  Javon Sample, Nathaniel Garcia and Denzil Daniel are they  trying out for the under 20 ?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on July 28, 2014, 02:18:44 PM
has central fc resume training ? can you all post a vids thanks  ? Btw  Javon Sample, Nathaniel Garcia and Denzil Daniel are they  trying out for the under 20 ?

Central resumed training on 11th July. The team is currently engaged in double training sessions with pre season games on some days. A few of the players including Sample, etc are training with the Under 20 team.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on July 29, 2014, 01:22:51 PM
Have a look at the First Team player profiles for the 2014/15 season so far. More signings and other transfer news expected before the season kicks off. Player profile preview videos available as well. http://centralfctt.com/team/firstteam.php (http://centralfctt.com/team/firstteam.php)
Title: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 30, 2014, 10:59:10 AM

Ever fancied working in a professional football club? Well, here's your chance!

Central F.C. require an equipment manager to work with our first team and reserves.

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and passport.

The job involves organising, maintaining and preparing training equipment and uniforms for training sessions and matches.

Although the position is full time, working hours will vary and will include weekends and public holidays, but will not usually exceed 35 hours per week.

Applicants need to apply in writing including a c.v. to info.centralfc@gmail.com
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Deeks on July 30, 2014, 11:17:55 AM
There goes carnival and fete! ;D
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: jason23 on July 30, 2014, 12:18:38 PM
 ;D very interesting indeed :
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: elan on July 30, 2014, 12:28:27 PM

Ever fancied working in a professional football club? Well, here's your chance!

Central F.C. require an equipment manager to work with our first team and reserves.

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and VALID passport.

The job involves organising, maintaining and preparing training equipment and uniforms for training sessions and matches.

Although the position is full time, working hours will vary and will include weekends and public holidays, but will not usually exceed 35 hours per week.

Applicants need to apply in writing including a c.v. to info.centralfc@gmail.com
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: asylumseeker on July 30, 2014, 02:30:02 PM

Ever fancied working in a professional football club? Well, here's your chance!

Central F.C. require an equipment manager to work with our first team and reserves.

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and VALID passport.

The job involves organising, maintaining and preparing training equipment and uniforms for training sessions and matches.

Although the position is full time, working hours will vary and will include weekends and public holidays, but will not usually exceed 35 hours per week.

Applicants need to apply in writing including a c.v. to info.centralfc@gmail.com

Kit man geh a promotion ... ? :P

elan, that jousting with Bakes have yuh sharp. :) Point well, taken doh!

Ey, FS a 35 hour week seems like a luxury.  :devil:


Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 30, 2014, 03:34:43 PM

Ever fancied working in a professional football club? Well, here's your chance!

Central F.C. require an equipment manager to work with our first team and reserves.

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and VALID passport.

The job involves organising, maintaining and preparing training equipment and uniforms for training sessions and matches.

Although the position is full time, working hours will vary and will include weekends and public holidays, but will not usually exceed 35 hours per week.

Applicants need to apply in writing including a c.v. to info.centralfc@gmail.com

Kit man geh a promotion ... ? :P

elan, that jousting with Bakes have yuh sharp. :) Point well, taken doh!

Ey, FS a 35 hour week seems like a luxury.  :devil:




It's a walk in the park, mate! But it does take some planning and organisation. Usually it would be : arrive at 8 a.m. with ice, coolers etc. Set out field, issue training gear, fill coolers, pump balls. During the session, go fetch balls from outside the field (this could be in the road or in the bush!) Finish around 11 a.m., collect all equipment, balls and training gear. Deliver training kit to yard for washing, collect washed training gear for next days session. Job done by midday.
However, you may be asked to collect items such as uniforms from printers, banners etc, gatorade from warehouse. 
Match day is similar except there would be training in the morning.
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: AB.Trini on July 30, 2014, 04:33:24 PM
We have a man posing as a sports minister that should get that job pending his dismissal
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Bourbon on July 30, 2014, 05:09:26 PM
We have a man posing as a sports minister that should get that job pending his dismissal

I wouldnt even give that man a job to bathe my dog.
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 30, 2014, 06:56:27 PM
We have a man posing as a sports minister that should get that job pending his dismissal

I'm afraid the successful applicant will have to keep records of the equipment and explain any losses. So, A.B., your candidate does not have the required qualifications!
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: KND2 on July 30, 2014, 07:15:08 PM
I go take the work but I not running no ball in the bush

Too much timari and thing

This supposed to be a professional team

If man can't kick straight let them run they own ball..........
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Jumbie on July 30, 2014, 07:53:04 PM

Ever fancied working in a professional football club? Well, here's your chance!

Central F.C. require an equipment manager to work with our first team and reserves.

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and VALID passport.

The job involves organising, maintaining and preparing training equipment and uniforms for training sessions and matches.

Although the position is full time, working hours will vary and will include weekends and public holidays, but will not usually exceed 35 hours per week.

Applicants need to apply in writing including a c.v. to info.centralfc@gmail.com


 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 30, 2014, 07:55:00 PM
I go take the work but I not running no ball in the bush

Too much timari and thing

This supposed to be a professional team

If man can't kick straight let them run they own ball..........

LOL. I agree. Once they have a few snake bites they may start hitting the target! Actually, the players are sent to retrieve the balls, but once they get into serious bush, they can't go in wearing just shorts. They are, after all, professionals and we couldn't afford to have our national team goalie out for 3 months because he got bitten by God knows what!
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 30, 2014, 07:59:04 PM

Ever fancied working in a professional football club? Well, here's your chance!

Central F.C. require an equipment manager to work with our first team and reserves.

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and VALID passport.

The job involves organising, maintaining and preparing training equipment and uniforms for training sessions and matches.

Although the position is full time, working hours will vary and will include weekends and public holidays, but will not usually exceed 35 hours per week.

Applicants need to apply in writing including a c.v. to info.centralfc@gmail.com


 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:



I feel I must have missed a joke here. At first I thought the joke was that some people may have out of date passports.
Well this was the case with one of our players last season. Which is why I specified valid passports as opposed to just "passport".
 
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Tiresais on July 31, 2014, 01:45:11 AM

Ever fancied working in a professional football club? Well, here's your chance!

Central F.C. require an equipment manager to work with our first team and reserves.

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and VALID passport.

The job involves organising, maintaining and preparing training equipment and uniforms for training sessions and matches.

Although the position is full time, working hours will vary and will include weekends and public holidays, but will not usually exceed 35 hours per week.

Applicants need to apply in writing including a c.v. to info.centralfc@gmail.com


 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:



I feel I must have missed a joke here. At first I thought the joke was that some people may have out of date passports.
Well this was the case with one of our players last season. Which is why I specified valid passports as opposed to just "passport".

The joke is that your original post doesn't specify valid passport :)

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and passport.
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Sam on July 31, 2014, 05:42:31 AM
So if Central FC make it to the CCL, ah hope them fellas like Oliver could get a US Visa and have a valid passport.

 :rotfl:

And Zoran Vranes, before Central was he living in T&T all this time?

Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 31, 2014, 06:26:18 AM

Ever fancied working in a professional football club? Well, here's your chance!

Central F.C. require an equipment manager to work with our first team and reserves.

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and VALID passport.

The job involves organising, maintaining and preparing training equipment and uniforms for training sessions and matches.

Although the position is full time, working hours will vary and will include weekends and public holidays, but will not usually exceed 35 hours per week.

Applicants need to apply in writing including a c.v. to info.centralfc@gmail.com


 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:



I feel I must have missed a joke here. At first I thought the joke was that some people may have out of date passports.
Well this was the case with one of our players last season. Which is why I specified valid passports as opposed to just "passport".

The joke is that your original post doesn't specify valid passport :)

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and passport.

Aha! I didn't realise that!! In fact I assumed that I had included valid, as I certainly intended to for the reasons outlined. Thanks Elan!!
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 31, 2014, 06:27:38 AM
So if Central FC make it to the CCL, ah hope them fellas like Oliver could get a US Visa and have a valid passport.

 :rotfl:

And Zoran Vranes, before Central was he living in T&T all this time?



Big Dread has his passport and Vranes was living in Europe since he left the TTFF taking his UEFA A licence, so he's good too!
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Tiresais on July 31, 2014, 07:19:14 AM
So if Central FC make it to the CCL, ah hope them fellas like Oliver could get a US Visa and have a valid passport.

 :rotfl:

And Zoran Vranes, before Central was he living in T&T all this time?



Big Dread has his passport and Vranes was living in Europe since he left the TTFF taking his UEFA A licence, so he's good too!

Did he end up completing his A Licence?
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 31, 2014, 07:45:12 AM
So if Central FC make it to the CCL, ah hope them fellas like Oliver could get a US Visa and have a valid passport.

 :rotfl:

And Zoran Vranes, before Central was he living in T&T all this time?



Big Dread has his passport and Vranes was living in Europe since he left the TTFF taking his UEFA A licence, so he's good too!

Did he end up completing his A Licence?

Yes.
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: dreamer on July 31, 2014, 08:30:54 AM
Well done Vranes & FS. Yuh have to have yuh certification in T&T these days, as daiz the new expectation for those in any position of authority.
Btw FS, I want to see some high power acquisitions in the forward line to replace Plaza and Winchester as the goal is to represent for T&T at the CONCACAF club championship qualifiers and those other countries eh mekkin' joke with this opportunity.
How about giving Daryl Roberts and Jagdeosingh, both out in Southeast Asia, a call. Yo need REAL goalscorers!
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 31, 2014, 08:32:44 AM
Well done Vranes & FS. Yuh have to have yuh certification in T&T these days, as daiz the new expectation for those in any position of authority.
Btw FS, I want to see some high power acquisitions in the forward line to replace Plaza and Winchester as the goal is to represent for T&T at the CONCACAF club championship qualifiers and those other countries eh mekkin' joke with this opportunity.
How about giving Daryl Roberts and Jagdeosingh, both out in Southeast Asia, a call. Yo need REAL goalscorers!

Decent strikers are a problem. Winny won't be too hard to replace, but Plaza is, quite simply, special!
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Tiresais on July 31, 2014, 08:48:54 AM
Well done Vranes & FS. Yuh have to have yuh certification in T&T these days, as daiz the new expectation for those in any position of authority.
Btw FS, I want to see some high power acquisitions in the forward line to replace Plaza and Winchester as the goal is to represent for T&T at the CONCACAF club championship qualifiers and those other countries eh mekkin' joke with this opportunity.
How about giving Daryl Roberts and Jagdeosingh, both out in Southeast Asia, a call. Yo need REAL goalscorers!

Decent strikers are a problem. Winny won't be too hard to replace, but Plaza is, quite simply, special!

Any revelations in that regard? Maybe better to secure Marcus Joseph sooner than later? :)
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 31, 2014, 08:57:09 AM
Well done Vranes & FS. Yuh have to have yuh certification in T&T these days, as daiz the new expectation for those in any position of authority.
Btw FS, I want to see some high power acquisitions in the forward line to replace Plaza and Winchester as the goal is to represent for T&T at the CONCACAF club championship qualifiers and those other countries eh mekkin' joke with this opportunity.
How about giving Daryl Roberts and Jagdeosingh, both out in Southeast Asia, a call. Yo need REAL goalscorers!

Any revelations in that regard? Maybe better to secure Marcus Joseph sooner than later? :)

Decent strikers are a problem. Winny won't be too hard to replace, but Plaza is, quite simply, special!

Marcus is happy at Point Fortin.
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Tiresais on July 31, 2014, 09:15:13 AM
Well done Vranes & FS. Yuh have to have yuh certification in T&T these days, as daiz the new expectation for those in any position of authority.
Btw FS, I want to see some high power acquisitions in the forward line to replace Plaza and Winchester as the goal is to represent for T&T at the CONCACAF club championship qualifiers and those other countries eh mekkin' joke with this opportunity.
How about giving Daryl Roberts and Jagdeosingh, both out in Southeast Asia, a call. Yo need REAL goalscorers!

Any revelations in that regard? Maybe better to secure Marcus Joseph sooner than later? :)

Decent strikers are a problem. Winny won't be too hard to replace, but Plaza is, quite simply, special!

Marcus is happy at Point Fortin.

Damn, trust de yute? :p You still have Quintero and Marcano - I'm sure a couple of your peers wouldn't mind them two in forward positions :p Vranes'll have a plan though, I look forward to your transfer news!
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 31, 2014, 09:51:18 AM
Well done Vranes & FS. Yuh have to have yuh certification in T&T these days, as daiz the new expectation for those in any position of authority.
Btw FS, I want to see some high power acquisitions in the forward line to replace Plaza and Winchester as the goal is to represent for T&T at the CONCACAF club championship qualifiers and those other countries eh mekkin' joke with this opportunity.
How about giving Daryl Roberts and Jagdeosingh, both out in Southeast Asia, a call. Yo need REAL goalscorers!

Any revelations in that regard? Maybe better to secure Marcus Joseph sooner than later? :)

Decent strikers are a problem. Winny won't be too hard to replace, but Plaza is, quite simply, special!

Marcus is happy at Point Fortin.

Damn, trust de yute? :p You still have Quintero and Marcano - I'm sure a couple of your peers wouldn't mind them two in forward positions :p Vranes'll have a plan though, I look forward to your transfer news!

Young Dillon looking hot too!
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Sam on July 31, 2014, 10:25:07 AM
Marcus is happy at Point Fortin.

Point done, they out de Pro League, yuh forget.

Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Football supporter on July 31, 2014, 10:52:25 AM
Marcus is happy at Point Fortin.

Point done, they out de Pro League, yuh forget.



You would think! But apparently Point are still trying to resolve their problems. I hope they get through.
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: asylumseeker on July 31, 2014, 12:55:10 PM

Ever fancied working in a professional football club? Well, here's your chance!

Central F.C. require an equipment manager to work with our first team and reserves.

Applicants do not need to have experience, but must be flexible, organised and have their own transport and VALID passport.

The job involves organising, maintaining and preparing training equipment and uniforms for training sessions and matches.

Although the position is full time, working hours will vary and will include weekends and public holidays, but will not usually exceed 35 hours per week.

Applicants need to apply in writing including a c.v. to info.centralfc@gmail.com


 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:



I feel I must have missed a joke here. At first I thought the joke was that some people may have out of date passports.
Well this was the case with one of our players last season. Which is why I specified valid passports as opposed to just "passport".
 

Ah now see ah credit and kixing wid elan fuh de VALID ... and iz you who pushed that, endorsed by him.
Title: Re: Central F.C. Employment Opportunity
Post by: Tiresais on July 31, 2014, 03:46:36 PM
Marcus is happy at Point Fortin.

Point done, they out de Pro League, yuh forget.



You would think! But apparently Point are still trying to resolve their problems. I hope they get through.

I'm sure we're all hoping for that - I can't be the only one who felt they added something to the Pro League this season
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 02, 2014, 11:47:29 AM
Central FC ran out 7-2 winners against Oropune United in a pre-season friendly. Jason Marcano, playing as a forward in a 352 formation bagged a hat-trick. The midfield combination of De Silva, Mitchell and Paul looked very fluid in the attacking third and could have scored a few more. http://centralfctt.com/gallery/index.php (http://centralfctt.com/gallery/index.php)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on August 02, 2014, 06:57:08 PM
Central FC ran out 7-2 winners against Oropune United in a pre-season friendly. Jason Marcano, playing as a forward in a 352 formation bagged a hat-trick. The midfield combination of De Silva, Mitchell and Paul looked very fluid in the attacking third and could have scored a few more. http://centralfctt.com/gallery/index.php (http://centralfctt.com/gallery/index.php)

Jean Luc ROCHFORD  has he  joined  central ?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 02, 2014, 07:50:46 PM
Jean Luc ROCHFORD  has he  joined  central ?

Rochford is only training with the club at the moment. He is performing well though.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on August 03, 2014, 05:30:38 AM
Jean Luc ROCHFORD  has he  joined  central ?

Rochford is only training with the club at the moment. He is performing well though.

Whoever managed the football manager database before me seemed to rate his potential highly, would be good to hear he still has some magic in him.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on August 03, 2014, 05:45:25 AM
Jean Luc ROCHFORD  has he  joined  central ?

Rochford is only training with the club at the moment. He is performing well though.

performing  well but is he needed? ..centralfc  already has alot of depth in mid
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 03, 2014, 10:12:34 AM
Jean Luc ROCHFORD  has he  joined  central ?

Rochford is only training with the club at the moment. He is performing well though.

performing  well but is he needed? ..centralfc  already has alot of depth in mid

The midfield is well stocked and performing so its difficult for him. Still a couple of positions that need strengthening so there may be some transfer announcements this week.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Dynamite Warrior on August 03, 2014, 10:19:12 AM
Is Yohance Marshall still on the team or did hid contract expire.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 03, 2014, 10:40:54 AM
Is Yohance Marshall still on the team or did hid contract expire.

Marshall, Plaza and Guerra's contracts had all expired.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on August 03, 2014, 10:43:01 AM
Jean Luc ROCHFORD  has he  joined  central ?

Rochford is only training with the club at the moment. He is performing well though.

performing  well but is he needed? ..centralfc  already has alot of depth in mid

The midfield is well stocked and performing so its difficult for him. Still a couple of positions that need strengthening so there may be some transfer announcements this week.
Is Yohance Marshall still on the team or did hid contract expire.

Marshall, Plaza and Guerra's contracts had all expired.

so what is guerra's next move ? will he sign a new contract
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 03, 2014, 11:13:30 AM
Not sure. He may be seeking options abroad at the moment. If he does decide that he wants to return, then he will have a fight on his hands for a midfield position for sure.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 04, 2014, 07:44:58 PM
TRANSFER NEWS: Jamal Jack has joined Guyana's Alpha United on a 6 month loan deal. Alpha United will compete in the Concacaf Champions League group stage starting with a clash against Olimpia of Honduras on Tuesday 5th August at 8 pm
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: JRtheWriter on August 04, 2014, 08:32:57 PM
TRANSFER NEWS: Jamal Jack has joined Guyana's Alpha United on a 6 month loan deal. Alpha United will compete in the Concacaf Champions League group stage starting with a clash against Olimpia of Honduras on Tuesday 5th August at 8 pm

Will be a good move for for Alpha during their CCL run. I doubt he'd be playing tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 04, 2014, 08:36:55 PM
TRANSFER NEWS: Jamal Jack has joined Guyana's Alpha United on a 6 month loan deal. Alpha United will compete in the Concacaf Champions League group stage starting with a clash against Olimpia of Honduras on Tuesday 5th August at 8 pm

Will be a good move for for Alpha during their CCL run. I doubt he'd be playing tomorrow?

He has been training with the team and is expected to start in the centre of defence.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 06, 2014, 10:14:09 PM
Pre-Season Update: At the end of 3 halves of 45 mins, Central FC beat a strong Guaya Utd outfit 4-1. The Sharks teams dominated their Green Army counterparts in each half. Our best performance came in the first 45 mins when the majority of the Pro Team was on display. Mitchell, Marcano and Manners each continued their good pre-season form. Some trialists also performed admirably.

Starting line-up for 1st half: Jan-Michael Williams, Kaydion Gabriel, Elton John, Marvin Oliver, Akeem Benjamin, Kevon Villaroel, Darren Mitchell, Nathaniel Garcia, Leston Paul, Jason Marcano, Qian Grosvenor.

Formation: 3-5-2
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on August 07, 2014, 07:14:09 AM
Pre-Season Update: At the end of 3 halves of 45 mins, Central FC beat a strong Guaya Utd outfit 4-1. The Sharks teams dominated their Green Army counterparts in each half. Our best performance came in the first 45 mins when the majority of the Pro Team was on display. Mitchell, Marcano and Manners each continued their good pre-season form. Some trialists also performed admirably.

Starting line-up for 1st half: Jan-Michael Williams, Kaydion Gabriel, Elton John, Marvin Oliver, Akeem Benjamin, Kevon Villaroel, Darren Mitchell, Nathaniel Garcia, Leston Paul, Jason Marcano, Qian Grosvenor.

Formation: 3-5-2

Qian Grosvenor ??? btw where is Dwight Quintero?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 13, 2014, 02:07:59 PM
Pre-Season Update:

9-8-14 - The Sharks continued their good pre-season form by beating St. Augustine Secondary School 3-0 on Saturday. The team looked fluid, creating numerous opportunities while remaining resolute at the back.

12-8-14 - Central FC beat San Juan Jabloteh 3-0 earlier today in a pre season friendly. Marcano, Grovesnor and Mitchell once again continued their excellent form by scoring a goal a piece. The fitness level of the team was impressive. 

A Central FC team featuring predominantly trialists alongside Kevon Goddard and Elton John beat Shiva Boys 3-0 in a pre-season friendly. The game's intensity fluctuated as players tried to impress.

Preferred formation: 3-5-2

Team Roster Notes: Dwight Quintero is on contract with the club but addressing some personal matters and currently not in training. High profile trialists Jean Luc Rochford, Qian Grovesnor, Kevon Villaroel along with a few others will know their fate soon.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on August 13, 2014, 04:15:45 PM
Pre-Season Update:

9-8-14 - The Sharks continued their good pre-season form by beating St. Augustine Secondary School 3-0 on Saturday. The team looked fluid, creating numerous opportunities while remaining resolute at the back.

12-8-14 - Central FC beat San Juan Jabloteh 3-0 earlier today in a pre season friendly. Marcano, Grovesnor and Mitchell once again continued their excellent form by scoring a goal a piece. The fitness level of the team was impressive. 

A Central FC team featuring predominantly trialists alongside Kevon Goddard and Elton John beat Shiva Boys 3-0 in a pre-season friendly. The game's intensity fluctuated as players tried to impress.

Preferred formation: 3-5-2

Team Roster Notes: Dwight Quintero is on contract with the club but addressing some personal matters and currently not in training. High profile trialists Jean Luc Rochford, Qian Grovesnor, Kevon Villaroel along with a few others will know their fate soon.

Do you have line-ups for those games? Rochford and Villaroel are supposed to be quality so good potentials there :)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 13, 2014, 05:13:53 PM
Williams
Benjamin
Oliver
Marcelle
Manners
Rochford
Mitchell
Paul
Gabriel
Grovesnor
Marcano




This is the line-up that played the majority of the pre-season friendly vs San Juan Jabloteh.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 15, 2014, 11:41:56 AM
Pre-Season Update:

The Sharks suffered their first loss of the season to the National U20 team (1-0). The U20 scored on a counter attack with a brilliant rifled shot into the roof of the net in the second half. At half time coach Vranes made numerous changes to the team by sending on the trialists. The game itself lacked a bit of a spark and goal scoring chances were few and far between as the game progressed.

Starting line-up: Williams, Benjamin, Oliver, Francois, Gabriel, Mitchell, Paul, De Silva, Manners, Grovesnor, Marcano.

The National U20 line-up featured Central FC's Levi Garcia, Kevon Goddard and Javon Sample as well as recognizable faces in the likes of Matthew Woo Ling and Shannon Gomez.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on August 15, 2014, 11:51:19 AM
Did you tape it?

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 15, 2014, 12:09:40 PM
Did you tape it?

Unfortunately no. Though it was definitely not a game for the neutrals.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on August 15, 2014, 01:53:39 PM
Pre-Season Update:

The Sharks suffered their first loss of the season to the National U20 team (1-0). The U20 scored on a counter attack with a brilliant rifled shot into the roof of the net in the second half. At half time coach Vranes made numerous changes to the team by sending on the trialists. The game itself lacked a bit of a spark and goal scoring chances were few and far between as the game progressed.

Starting line-up: Williams, Benjamin, Oliver, Francois, Gabriel, Mitchell, Paul, De Silva, Manners, Grovesnor, Marcano.

The National U20 line-up featured Central FC's Levi Garcia, Kevon Goddard and Javon Sample as well as recognizable faces in the likes of Matthew Woo Ling and Shannon Gomez.

Much more useful exercise than playing Gustine, ent?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on August 15, 2014, 02:12:17 PM
Pre-Season Update:

The Sharks suffered their first loss of the season to the National U20 team (1-0). The U20 scored on a counter attack with a brilliant rifled shot into the roof of the net in the second half. At half time coach Vranes made numerous changes to the team by sending on the trialists. The game itself lacked a bit of a spark and goal scoring chances were few and far between as the game progressed.

Starting line-up: Williams, Benjamin, Oliver, Francois, Gabriel, Mitchell, Paul, De Silva, Manners, Grovesnor, Marcano.

The National U20 line-up featured Central FC's Levi Garcia, Kevon Goddard and Javon Sample as well as recognizable faces in the likes of Matthew Woo Ling and Shannon Gomez.

Give us more juice info, what was the U20 line-up, any one stand out? :)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 17, 2014, 10:43:23 PM
Sharks attract attention in California

Children from California and Dow Village were kept busy for two weeks when Central F.C. held a free coaching clinic at the CALDRAC grounds. The clinic attracted more than two dozen local youngsters including children of employees of Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd.  Central FC's Director of Women Football and Youth Development, George Romano, explained “The clinic originally began as a one day session for children of employees working at PPGPL. The company has been extremely supportive with our women’s programme, including our recent All Female Football Camp. As a thank you for the support of Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd, we suggested holding an exclusive one day coaching clinic for their employee’s children.” Continue reading...http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=49 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=49)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 17, 2014, 10:51:10 PM
Pre-Season Update:

The Sharks suffered their first loss of the season to the National U20 team (1-0). The U20 scored on a counter attack with a brilliant rifled shot into the roof of the net in the second half. At half time coach Vranes made numerous changes to the team by sending on the trialists. The game itself lacked a bit of a spark and goal scoring chances were few and far between as the game progressed.

Starting line-up: Williams, Benjamin, Oliver, Francois, Gabriel, Mitchell, Paul, De Silva, Manners, Grovesnor, Marcano.

The National U20 line-up featured Central FC's Levi Garcia, Kevon Goddard and Javon Sample as well as recognizable faces in the likes of Matthew Woo Ling and Shannon Gomez.

Give us more juice info, what was the U20 line-up, any one stand out? :)

No one really if I am being honest. Shannon was consistent and Levi was very composed and threatened through the middle. Was more of a midfield battle throughout. The U20 carved out one or two opportunities but there were no sustained spells of possession or pressure.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 18, 2014, 01:11:32 PM
U18/Reserves Highlights Preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zry49mRedQY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zry49mRedQY)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: toonmili on August 18, 2014, 04:13:19 PM
Did they play any Champion's League football. I can't find a single Trinidadian team.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on August 18, 2014, 04:48:18 PM
Did they play any Champion's League football. I can't find a single Trinidadian team.

There are no T&T teams in the Concacaf Champions League 2014 edition. W Connection and Central FC will be competing in the 2015 CFU Club Championship which works as the qualifiers for the 2015 Champions League.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on August 23, 2014, 04:00:14 AM
Central FC attracting attention at coaching clinic
T&T Newsday


CHILDREN FROM California and Dow Village were kept busy for two weeks when Central FC held a free coaching clinic at the Caldrac Ground. The clinic attracted more than two dozen local youngsters including children of employees of Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited (PPGPL).

Central FC’s Director of Women Football and Youth Development, George Romano, explained, “the clinic originally began as a one-day session for children of employees working at PPGPL.

The company has been extremely supportive with our women’s programme, including our recent All Female Football Camp.

As a thank you for the support of Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd, we suggested holding an exclusive one-day coaching clinic for their employee’s children.”

Romano said that while the preparations were being made, it was suggested that the clinic be extended to include local children and become a five-day event.

“However,” said Romano, “after the third day we were attracting more children and several parents asked if we could continue into the following week. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, PPGPL and SIS and the superb support given by Caldrac Cricket club, we decided to add a second week.”

The clinic was designed to be a basic introduction to football coaching with an emphasis on fun.

“We taught the children some basic exercises, ensuring they spent as much time with a ball at their feet as possible. For many, it was their first experience of a coaching school. At times, we tend to forget that football is a fun sport. There is too much emphasis on children playing to win.

“We like to keep the pressure off the youngsters and instead focus on individual ball skills which allow the children to set their own goals and give them a sense of achievement, whatever skill level they are at. Of course, we are keen to identify young prodigies for our youth programmes, but for most children, football gives them a chance to get some exercise and fresh air in a safe environment.”

Central FC managing director Brent Sancho said, “we have been asked many times to hold a coaching school in the heart of our community, but up to now we have worked in the Chaguanas area at Presentation College.

There is a strong community football network in California including a regular coaching school and we didn’t want to appear to be in competition with them.

“But it was nice to provide this for our friends and neighbours and we would like to continue to hold events here.”

Sancho said that one satisfying aspect of the clinic was that it involved local businesses. “Central FC has had great support from Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd over the last two years and, of course, Super Industrial Services has been our club sponsor since inception and has funded many community events. While we have held many events across the Central region, and further afield, it is nice to hold a local event for our own community with the support of local companies such as PPGPL and SIS.”

Romano added, “everyday we’ve had people sitting in the pavilion eating their lunch and watching us work and lots of cars slowing down to take note and giving Central FC a cheer. It’s so nice to be working right in the heart of our community and it was refreshing to me to feel how much this club has become a source of pride to the California people.”
Title: Sharks capture Guerra again
Post by: amielisadore on August 25, 2014, 10:17:30 PM
Sharks capture Guerra again.
Central FC Release.


Trinidad & Tobago’s influential midfielder, Ataullah Guerra signed on with Central F.C. yesterday, for another season.

Guerra, who joined The Sharks in January after returning from a spell in Finland, had a successful second half season which saw him score 6 goals in his 17 appearances, which coincided with Central’s 17 game unbeaten run.

“It’s great to be back as part of a winning team” said Guerra. “I’m determined to help the club to become Caribbean Club Champions and qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League”

Guerra said that he had considered returning overseas to continue his career, but once he decided to stay in Trinidad, he was only interested in one club.

“Central is a great club with big ambitions and great potential” said Guerra. “Although there were offers from overseas clubs, there is also a lot going on here in T&T to stay around for. I want to solidify my place on the national team and I believe that I need to play in front of Coach Hart every week in the Pro League to achieve this.

I was also concerned that many overseas players would not be called back for games. By returning to Central, I know that I can win trophies and keep in Coach Harts thoughts and, well, home is where the heart is – no joke intended! But I also know that Central will promote me overseas so that if I do decide to play outside Trinidad, the club will help me to move”

Central F.C. Managing Director revealed that the club had received inquiries from an MLS club earlier in the year.

“We spoke with Tulla about a possible move to the MLS, but he wanted to stay with us until the season ended. He was focused on Central reaching the Caribbean Club Championships.” said Sancho.

“Although we were pleased that Tulla stayed, we were surprised, as it was a big opportunity. But I think players are realising that currently, playing in the Pro League is the best route to representing T&T on the international stage, “added the former Socawarrior.

Sancho said that he was confident that this season will see players such as Leston Paul, Darren Mitchell and Sean de Silva becoming regular members of the national team squad.

“These boys are formidable players and haven’t yet had an opportunity to force their way into Coach Hart’s squads. But I can see all of them challenge for starting positions over the next few months.”

The former T&T defender concluded “Once again, we have put together a squad that has strength in depth. Players will have to be at their peak to force their way into Coach Vranes’ line up.

We are also still 100% Trini and we hope to see players such as Qian Grosvenor, Elijah Manners, Jean-Luc Rochford and Marcelle Francois raise their profiles and hopefully catch the eye of Coach Hart.”

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Tiresais on August 26, 2014, 12:09:00 PM
Glad to see Central retaining its top quality players - any others to be announced?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on September 03, 2014, 09:22:38 PM
Central FC beat Super League outfit Real Maracas 4-0 tonight in a pre-season friendly. Jason Marcano has been a regular on the score sheet in this extended pre-season, but his heroics were not required in Maracas, St. Joseph. Sean De Silva scored a double with Nathaniel Garcia and the returning Dwight Quintero also notching a goal each.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Feliziano on September 04, 2014, 06:28:27 PM
Not sure if there's a 'Terry Fenwick' thread somewhere.


British Coaches Abroad: Terry Fenwick

Since playing for England at the World Cup, Terry Fenwick has managed in the Caribbean and Belgium. He talks about tropical life, amongst much more besides...


http://www.football365.com/f365-features/9454326/British-Coaches-Abroad-Terry-Fenwick

Terry Fenwick is manager of CS Visé in the Belgian third division. The 54-year-old played for Crystal Palace, QPR, and Tottenham, among others, and also appeared for England in the 1986 World Cup. He spent ten years managing in Trinidad before taking the Visé job. Here, he talks about Caribbean adventures, winning trophies - and why his dad chased a Sunderland scout down the street...

I've got used to moving around. I'm from Seaham Harbour in County Durham, and I left home when I was 15 and a half, to move to Crystal Palace. For the first six months, I was so homesick, you wouldn't believe it. I couldn't get home quick enough. Every weekend, when I had the chance, I was on the rattler from Kings Cross to Durham to get home. But looking back, it was the best thing I did.

When I was young, Liverpool and Leeds were the top teams, and they both wanted to sign me. The Liverpool scout, Tom Saunders, had me over for the weekend. I met Bill Shankly and a star-studded dressing room before a match against Manchester City - fantastic, what an experience! On the other hand, Leeds just stuck a contract in the post, and never spoke to me. I found that incredible. But that was nothing compared to my local team.

I'd always wanted to sign for Sunderland. One day, their scout turned up at our front door. Problem was, he was drunk. Drunk! So my father chased him down the street. By contrast, Malcolm Allison, the manager of Palace, jumped on a flight to Teesside Airport, and watched me play on a cold and wet Wednesday night in November. He was in his fedora, sheepskin coat, stood on the side of the pitch with his chairman, Ray Bloye. He turned a harmless schoolboy match into the FA Cup final. So my father insisted I sign for Palace.

It was Bobby Robson that got me the job in Trinidad. Newcastle United had a pre-season tour there in 2000, and he was asked to recommend a coach for one of the local clubs. To my surprise, he threw my name in the hat. I went for a week, had a look, and 14 years later I was still there.

My first club was San Juan Jabloteh - which really rolls off the tongue - in the Trinidad top division. It was a community club, good support, but it was full of rascals. All the rebels of football were playing there. The culture was unbelievable; it was so far from professionalism it was untrue. So I cleared them out, and handpicked the best under-17 players in the country.

If you mention Caribbean players to anyone in Europe, the first thing they say is: "They're lazy, they turn up late, they can't get themselves into gear" all that sort of stuff. So from day one, the discipline I installed was quite severe. We had a squad of 26 players, and more than half were losing 50 percent of their salary in fines every month. But the penny soon dropped. It started severe, but by the end it was just a threat in the background - something I didn't need to use.

In my first season, 2001, we came fifth out of ten teams. The management were saying: "My God, things must turn round - it must be better than this in the second year." In my second year we won the league - and we did it with a team full of youngsters that have gone on to win caps, play in World Cups, and do really good things. From there, most youngsters in the country wanted to join my operation at San Juan Jabloteh. It was a nice experience and a nice story - very difficult in the beginning, but very rewarding in the end.

In 2003, I moved back (to England) to manage Northampton. Why oh why? It didn't work out, and in March 2005 I came back to Trinidad, and took the San Juan job. In November 2005, the national team qualified for the World Cup, and the following six months were probably the best time I'd ever spent in Trini. The public reaction to qualification was enormous, and sponsors were coming from all over the Caribbean. The players - most from high-risk backgrounds -were rewarded with a million dollars.

Trinidad is volatile. The crime and violence can be horrendous. And they were literally putting these players - with a million dollars in their pockets - on the streets. They were fair game for anyone. Most of these kids today, the million dollars has gone. Some of them are scraping to get by. They couldn't handle themselves, they didn't have good management, and overnight they became playboys, superstars. I put a lot of blame not just on the football federation, but the government. A lot of things should have been managed a lot better. It's a sad story.

In 2005, the rivalry between the top two clubs (San Juan and W Connection) spilled over. In one game against them, their main guy (Brazilian midfielder Gefferson Goulart) scored a terrific goal against us. For whatever reason, he ran 80 yards - not towards his own bench, but to me in my technical area. He was shouting abuse at the only white guy in the stadium. As he came into the technical area, I stepped into him, and I elbowed him, basically. Knocked him to the floor.

If you back off, you're a laughing stock, and they've taken the p*ss out of you. I stood my ground. I shouldn't have done it, it wasn't great, but actually it helped my reputation in Trinidad. I stood my ground for my team, my players and myself. Six or eight months later, people realised that it wasn't the right thing to do, but they understood the reasons behind it. (Fenwick was banned for ten matches; Goulart was banned for two matches for offensive behaviour).

We won back to back titles with San Juan in 2007 and 2008. Then about 18 months ago I joined Central (another team in Trinidad's top division) and qualified for the Concacaf Champions League, and won the FA Cup and Toyota Cup. On the 17 June, I arrived in Belgium.

The move had been on the cards for around four to six months. The people behind the club (CS Visé) had bought players from me in Trinidad in the past, so it was a nice pat on the back: "We recognise the development you've done, and now we'd like you to do the same in Europe, while keeping your ties with the Caribbean and Central America."

We're in the third division, but I hope to get promotion this year (Vise have two wins out of four this season). We're professional, we train every day, and many of the clubs in the league are part-time. The people running the club have allowed me to bring in several talented young players, despite the healthy development programme at CS Vise. I've brought four players from Trinidad, and if it goes well, I might be back for one or two stunning young players in the January window.

I will open the door (to Europe) to good players from the Caribbean. I run my own youth development programme in Trinidad called the Football Factory with my partner Mike Smith, and we get close to one thousand people - aged 6 to 36 - training each week. Believe me, they can play. I keep my ties in Trinidad - my wife's from there, we've got property, and one or two business interests.

We get a winter break (in Belgium) so I'm sure the wife and I will head back to get some sun. The first five weeks we were in Belgium, it was blistering sunshine. I thought I was still in the Caribbean. Since then the weather has turned - surprise surprise! The wife can't believe it - all she brought was bikinis. But I'm enjoying it in Belgium. There are good players around me, good staff, and we're working hard together.

I do believe I'm a very good coach. I came through under a top-class coach in Terry Venables, and a top man-manager in Sir Bobby Robson. But now I've bolted several things on. And I think when you're in a country on your own, as I was in Trinidad, it makes you grow up very quick. I think it's helped my man-management - it's more than just coaching, it's more than just a couple of hours on the training ground, it's about getting into people's lives and backgrounds. Psychologically, youngsters from the Caribbean are brittle. There needs to be trust, friendship and a bond to get the best out of these guys.

I'm not sure whether I'd want to move back to English football. Of course if a big club came in, I'd be mad not to. But the pressure is so immense in the UK, and most managers don't deserve the treatment they get. Working in Trinidad, where there's not the same pressure, there is time to work with players, and develop my skill-set. I'd love to put that to use with Vise, get them up the leagues, and maybe even knock on the door of the first division.

Interview by @owenamos for britishcoachesabroad.com.
Title: Central ‘Sharks’ get physical
Post by: Football supporter on September 04, 2014, 09:03:42 PM
Published:
Guardian. Thursday, September 4, 2014

In preparation for the upcoming 2014/2015 Digicel T&T Pro League season, the entire Central FC squad will undergo a full medical screening including an electrocardiograpgy (ECG), which is the recording of the electrical activity of the heart.

In a release from Kevin Harrison, the club’s operations director, it was stated that following on from the tragic deaths of former Central FC defender, Akeem Adams and Defence Force’s Kevon Carter, as well as recent heath scares including T&T’s women’s national team striker Kennya Cordner, Central FC with assistance from various sponsors, decided to team up with Health Net Caribbean Ltd to ensure that all 25 members of the squad receive these screenings.

More will be unveiled at a media conference today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 10 am where Central FC’s club doctor, Dr Tonya Welch, and the club’s managing director, Brent Sancho will join Health Net’s CEO to explain the reasons for the screening, explain the various tests taking place and the health problems that may be detected by such examinations.

The conference will also include the launch of the Central FC “My Card” Medical and Merchant discount card which will provide a plethora of health discounts including doctor visits, dental, surgery, ultrasounds and physiotherapy as well as discounts for MovieTowne, Ruby Tuesday’s, Fens, Nigel F Khan, Booksellers and Value Optical.

It is hoped that these screenings will encourage other athletes, as well as members of the public, to take full medical screenings to detect any possible health problems.

“I do hope that you can attend as we feel this is an issue that should be in the public forum and we would hope that it motivates professional and amateur sports people to take action along with other T&T citizens,” Harrison said in the release.
Title: Re: Central ‘Sharks’ get physical
Post by: elan on September 04, 2014, 09:34:13 PM
Big time Central :applause: :applause:

Title: Re: Central ‘Sharks’ get physical
Post by: Bakes on September 04, 2014, 10:42:54 PM
Good stuff!
Title: Re: Central ‘Sharks’ get physical
Post by: Football supporter on September 05, 2014, 12:43:14 PM
Groundbreaking Central give players full medical screening

“A landmark day in the history of Central F.C. and Caribbean professional football” was how The Sharks CEO, Brent Sancho described today’s proceedings at Hasely Crawford Stadium.

The California based TT Pro League club had arranged for their entire squad to receive medical screenings to ensure that the players had no pre existing health issues and were medically fit to begin their season. The screenings were carried out by HealthNet personnel and observed by Central F.C. club doctor, Dr Tonya Welch.

The initiative was sponsored by Chaguanas based insurance company, Banker’s Insurance. The screenings were arranged after Central F.C. approached Banker’s Insurance to provide accident insurance for their players. Sancho said “Last season, Central F.C. were probably the only football team in T&T, if not the Caribbean, to provide insurance for our players, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, S.I.S.

This season, Banker’s Insurance has agreed to provide each of our players with $25,000 of accident cover and at least $100,000 of live cover. Banker’s Insurance has an excellent policy that suits professional sports teams perfectly to enable a club to provide first rate medical treatment in the event that athletes suffer injury, not only during games and training, but also when travelling to and from the sports event.”

Operations Director, Kevin Harrison said “During our discussions with Mr Gabriel at Bankers Insurance, we had mentioned that we had been in negotiations with HealthNet about providing these screenings to help detect any medical issues with our players. HealthNet has a superb medical discount plan that also provides many other benefits. Mr Gabriel agreed that Bankers Insurance would underwrite the costs of the screenings, a tremendous gesture for which we are grateful.” Harrison continued. “Mr Gabriel asked us what our greatest concern was over player’s health. Brent told him that his biggest worry was one of our players suffering a heart attack at training and dying before we could get him life saving treatment. We explained that while clubs must provide an ambulance for their home games complete with defibrillator, there is no defibrillator at training. We were staggered when Mr Gabriel then told us that Bankers Insurance would purchase a defibrillator for Central F.C.”

Harrison added “I truly hope that we never have to use this item, but the peace of mind that it will give our staff and players will be invaluable.”

Central F.C. also used the screenings to launch their revolutionary My Card discount plan which will provide many benefits for people in T&T. Not only does the card provide discounts for medical and dental treatment, it also allows discounts at a growing number of outlets such as Movie Towne and Ruby Tuesday.

“The Central F.C. MyCard Sport is a unique way of encouraging people, especially those who play sport, to undergo a free annual medical and obtain 50% discounts on doctor visits and 10% discount on basic dental work as well as discounts on many other medical treatments such as same-day surgeries, physiotherapy, ultrasound and dieticians. The card will also give you retail discounts at selected bookstores, opticians, entertainment venues, restaurants and furnishing stores.”

Sancho said that the cards can be purchased online from $299 at www.centralfctt.com from next week. All Central F.C. players and staff will receive a personalised card.

At the press conference to launch the Central F.C. My Card sport, club doctor, Dr Tonya Welch emphasised the need for early diagnosis and the importance of regular medical screenings.

T&T national goalkeeper, Jan-Michael Williams said that “inside I am crying tears of joy”. Williams told of how the tragic news of the deaths of two of his national team colleagues, Akeem Adams and Kevon Carter during the last 12 months stunned him. “I don’t think even our club doctor could provide any pills to take away my pain should another of my team mates pass away” said Williams. He went on to say that everyone involved in providing the screenings, the insurance and the defibrillator should be applauded, particularly Brent Sancho and the Central F.C. staff.

HealthNet CEO, Richard Ramrekha described the benefits of the My Card sports initiative and reminded the audience of why early diagnosis of certain conditions is so essential. Ramrekha applauded Central F.C. for being the first sports club to join the My Card plan and felt sure that many more sports teams and private individuals would follow their example.

Sancho said that they expect to take delivery of the defibrillator purchased by Bankers Insurance by mid October. “It is our hope that other Pro League clubs follow suit by purchasing cover for their players. I believe that the players are a clubs greatest asset and we should do all we can to protect those assets where possible.”

http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=51
Title: Re: Central ‘Sharks’ get physical
Post by: Deeks on September 05, 2014, 02:45:16 PM
Really good stuff. But hard to believe this not standard procedure for semi and full pro sports in TT. But it is good that you guys are raising the bar.
Title: Re: Central ‘Sharks’ get physical
Post by: dreamer on September 05, 2014, 03:05:09 PM
Progress. Hope when many want to make you feel hopeless.
To Sancho, FS and crew. I say thanks to you all and the infectious mindset that you have injected in T&T to do better.
People used to your laugh at your venture into T&T football as being from naive jokers. Some will still resent you but trust meh, yuh doing a great job. Stay healthy and ... stay far from corrupting influences as they are like a cancer,
a cancer with no moral compass that evolves into the likes of monster mutants such as Jackula, Horner and those who drink that Kool Aid.
Title: Re: Central ‘Sharks’ get physical
Post by: Football supporter on September 05, 2014, 05:51:28 PM
Progress. Hope when many want to make you feel hopeless.
To Sancho, FS and crew. I say thanks to you all and the infectious mindset that you have injected in T&T to do better.
People used to your laugh at your venture into T&T football as being from naive jokers. Some will still resent you but trust meh, yuh doing a great job. Stay healthy and ... stay far from corrupting influences as they are like a cancer,
a cancer with no moral compass that evolves into the likes of monster mutants such as Jackula, Horner and those who drink that Kool Aid.


Thanks Dreamer, but the naivety was fact!  Looking back, we were naive. But the fact is, you can rise above mediocrity and you can improve on what we have. We just didn't realise exactly how hard it would be!! Got lots more good stuff coming soon!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on September 06, 2014, 07:55:34 AM
2014-15 First Team Squad

Coming off of a very successful second season in the TT Pro League, Central F.C. has kept the core of the players together for the 2014-15 season. The average age of the squad has been reduced with the inclusion of some exciting young talents but any team would miss the the caliber of players that have left the club over the transfer window. 2013-14 Supporters Player of the Year, Elton John joined up with former coach Terry Fenwick at Cercle Sportif Visé in Belgium in a deadline day move. Earlier in the window Cercle Sportif Visé signed Rundell Winchester and Willis Plaza who are the top 2 all time goalscorers in Central F.C. history.   

We wish them all the best in their new adventures along with Yohance Marshall, Johan Peltier, Julio Noel and Keon Trim who have all also left the club. Meanwhile,Jamal Jack has joined Guyanese champion team Alpha United on a 6 month loan deal.   

Central F.C. 2014-15 First Team squad: 

1 Javon Sample
3 Keion Goodridge
5 Akeem Benjamin
6 Leston Paul
7 Jason Marcano
8 Sean de Silva
9 Qian Grosvenor
10 Marvin Oliver
11 Darren Mitchell
12 Jamal Jack   
14 Jean-Luc Rochford
15 Kaydion Gabriel
16 Levi Garcia
17 Marcelle Francois
18 Kevon Goddard
19 Nathaniel Garcia
20 Nicholas Dillon
21 Jan-Michael Williams
22 Samuel Delice
23 Denzil Daniel 
25 Elijah Manners   
27 Shaquille Williams
28 Miguel Romero   
30 Akel Clarke
45 Ataulla Guerra
99 Dwight Quintero

http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=52 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=52)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Sam on September 06, 2014, 08:13:30 AM
Its Ataullah not f00cking Ataulla, like ayatollah.

I remember Arjen Robben signed for PSV, after his father had rejected a contract from Ajax because they had misspelled his name.

Ah see Central have a Guyenses keeper (Akel Kayode Clarke) and Miguel Romero from Argentina, is this de same Romero who play for Cali last season?

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on September 06, 2014, 09:06:50 AM
Its Ataullah not f00cking Ataulla, like ayatollah.

I remember Arjen Robben signed for PSV, after his father had rejected a contract from Ajax because they had misspelled his name.

Ah see Central have a Guyenses keeper (Akel Kayode Clarke) and Miguel Romero from Argentina, is this de same Romero who play for Cali last season?



Actually, according to his driving licence and passport, it's Ataulla.

Yeah, Romero from Cali. Guess we're no longer 100% Trini!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on September 06, 2014, 10:33:55 AM
Ah see Central have a Guyenses keeper (Akel Kayode Clarke) and Miguel Romero from Argentina, is this de same Romero who play for Cali last season?

Yeah. http://centralfctt.com/team/playerdetail.php?id=35 (http://centralfctt.com/team/playerdetail.php?id=35)
Title: Re: Central ‘Sharks’ get physical
Post by: Football supporter on September 06, 2014, 02:14:28 PM
Video of Thursdays screening and Central F.C. My Card launch

http://youtu.be/rwMqctZ46oI
Title: Re: Central ‘Sharks’ get physical
Post by: diamondtrim on September 07, 2014, 05:29:17 AM
FS....I'm really really really happy to hear about this!!

Well done!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Trini _2022 on September 08, 2014, 12:07:07 PM
levi for euro trails  ;D ;D next year !!!
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on September 18, 2014, 11:48:04 PM
School for Sharks

In a week that will see Central F.C. compete in its third Pro League season and debut in the Caribbean Club Championship as well as battle with W. Connection for the Charity Shield, one would assume that the club’s management would be solely focused on football. But according to Managing Director Brent Sancho and Operations Director, Kevin Harrison, their time is increasingly spent on non-footballing matters. “Obviously, football is where we want to spend our time” said Sancho “but we have a responsibility to our sponsors to ensure they receive as much value for money from their generosity. Super Industrial Services have always told us that their reason for supporting the club was our Football in the Community programme.” 

Sancho said that the relationship with SIS has matured into a positive working relationship that has gradually seen both organisations identify key groups to work together with including focusing on various women’s issues and encouraging children to partake in sport.

“This current campaign will see Central F.C. visiting various primary schools in the Central region to distribute free footballs to the schools. It’s really a way of reaching out to children to encourage them to get active in sport, and hopefully, become Sharks supporters!” 

Sancho and Harrison visited the government primary schools in Chaguanas and California this week to distribute the footballs and talk to the children about their experiences overseas, which gave them the opportunity to promote the upcoming Charity Shield game vs W. Connection. 

“It’s key to get children into the habit of supporting their local professional clubs” said Harrison. “Even if all they do is check out the match results, at least there will be the beginning of a bond between supporter and club. We have to think long term, as clubs such as Manchester United and Barcelona have had over 100 years head start on us!”  But the duo have not completely taken their eyes off the ball. “We’re spending less and less time being involved with the day to day running of the football team, which we both find quite difficult” said Harrison. “But we have an excellent staff managing the squad and we are confident that we will be challenging for titles again this year.”   

Sancho said “We have some very exciting youngsters coming through such as Nicholas Dillon, Kevon Goddard and Levi Garcia, but I’m expecting Ataulla Guerra to really fulfil his potential and become the league’s marquee player.” But even inside Central F.C., Guerra will have to work hard to prove himself. Sancho continued “I’m confident that Leston Paul and Sean de Silva will become regulars in the national team squads, while Darren Mitchell, Nathaniel Garcia and Kaydion Gabriel will also become noticed. There’s so much competition for starting spots, its scary.” said Sancho “Up front, I can see an epic battle between Dillon, Dwight Quintero and Qian Grosvenor, with Jason Marcano fighting to keep his place too. It’s a great problem for Head Coach, Vranes to have and I’m sure he’s kept awake at nights trying to figure out who will start against Connection on Saturday” 

Central F.C. begin their new campaign with the Charity Shield at Ato Boldon Stadium on Saturday at 6pm, where they take on W.Connection. In preparation for the game, the squad will spend Friday night at the Carlton Savannah Hotel in Port of Spain and also attend the Caribbean Under 20 final at Hasely Crawford Stadium.   

Sancho said “ The guys have worked hard in preseason so we wanted to reward them with a relaxing evening before the Charity Shield. The Carlton Savannah is a great hotel and I know the boys will enjoy the luxury. As we have four of our players in the U20 squad, we wanted to cheer them on to the Caribbean title. We are grateful to Sheldon Phillips of TTFA for his support and hope that T&T lift the trophy and that we can do the same on Saturday night.

Action will begin in the TT Pro League on Friday 26th September when the California based club face St Ann’s Rangers at Ato Boldon Stadium at 6pm and The Sharks have another date with W.Connection, this time in the league, on Friday 3rd October at 8pm, also at Ato Boldon Stadium. Meanwhile, Central FC will continue to visit primary schools in the Central region to not only distribute footballs, but encourage them to support local football in a more meaningful way. 

http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=53 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=53)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on September 20, 2014, 03:20:16 PM
Central FC TV - 20th September 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDGd6dmp4WU&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDGd6dmp4WU&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on September 20, 2014, 03:27:25 PM
Follow live updates of the Couva Clasico at CFClive. Kick off is at 6 pm http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php (http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php)

Williams
Benjamin
Oliver
Francois
Mitchell
Paul (c)
De Silva
Guerra
Gabriel
Grosvenor
Marcano


Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on September 26, 2014, 04:30:00 PM
16 MINS gone. Central FC leads Rangers 1-0 courtesy a goal from Dwight Quintero. Great cut back in the box by Marcano. Follow live updates at CFClive http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php (http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on September 26, 2014, 05:57:50 PM
Central 7 vs Rangers 0. Allyuh sure that is the score?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on September 26, 2014, 06:58:23 PM
Central 7 vs Rangers 0. Allyuh sure that is the score?

Most definitely. Goal scorers: Quintero 17", Oliver 24" 35", Marcano 31", N. Garcia 70", De Silva 74", Gabriel 82"

Williams
Benjamin
Oliver (c)
Francois
Mitchell
De Silva
Rochford
Marcano
Gabriel
Grosvenor
Quintero


Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on September 26, 2014, 09:06:04 PM
What wrong with Rangers, Amiel?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on September 26, 2014, 10:34:54 PM
What wrong with Rangers, Amiel?

The mere fact that anyone watching the league for the past few seasons would struggle to recognize most of the Rangers players speaks volumes. There has been an exodus of players out of Rangers in the last few windows and the current players lack top flight experience. 
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on September 28, 2014, 05:29:30 PM
Acts 25 interview with Brent Sancho & Kevin Harrison on the eve of Central F.C.'s 3rd season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vo_k5FR5tM
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: dreamer on September 28, 2014, 07:12:55 PM
Brent and FS,
That was brilliant, inspiring and very very encouraging.
Both of you function like a dream team dread. Energy, commitment, inspiration, sincerity.
The interview was definitely timely and confirmed my belief in the Central FC leadership as visionary by T&T standards.
All 'n all, very refreshing. Cyah wait to see Central FC apply this level of effort to get a landmark spot in Concacaf.
Hoping to see on TV, the Spanish commentators saying "Golazo by the team from Treeneethad" !!!!!!
I hope too that the League lets Plaza and Rundell back in to Central FC. It will be a blessing in disguise for them.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on September 28, 2014, 08:32:23 PM
3 Things – What We Learnt From The Sharks' 7-0 Domination Of St. Ann'S Rangers

Central F.C. came out as victors with a 7-0 victory over St. Ann’s Rangers in their first Pro-League game of the 2014/15 season. Coming off of a disappointing 1-0 loss to W Connection last week, there was an aura of caution leading up to this game. However, this was quickly forgotten as Central F.C. put on a self-assured and dominant performance.   

1) PERFECT RESPONSE 

There was a significant improvement in the overall performance of the team in all aspects from the team that looked a bit disjointed in the previous week, as the team now looked more composed, confident and motivated. Simply addressing the score line in no way does the performance of the team justice. Rationally speaking, however, St. Ann’s Rangers’ form based on previous games was not at its greatest. With that being said, complacency was clearly not present in this team.   

The ability to retain meaningful possession was one of the key features to the dominance of the “The Sharks”. An aspect which was clearly evident in relation to this was the physical conditioning of the players. The ability to maintain consistent, quality physical performance was definitely an obvious factor. With the exception of the injury to Williams in goal, the team looked sharp physically which was a factor in their overall domination of possession and also the ability to regain possession. With multiple goal scorers and some very crowd pleasing finishes from Sean De Silva, Quintero, Marcano, Oliver, Gabriel and young Nathaniel Garcia, it showed that the attack is multi-dimensional and goal scoring is not the sole burden of the strikers. Nathaniel Garcia’s performance was certainly an exciting and encouraging one. His hard work, ability to dribble and beat players, which is aided significantly by his low centre of gravity, without a doubt must have been pleasing for coach Vranes.   

2) TACTICS BEGINNING TO SINK IN 

Vranes’ use of the 3-5-2 formation saw veteran Marvin Oliver, along with Benjamin and Francois, flanked on both sides by Mitchell and Gabriel, who both showed tremendous composure both defensively and offensively. Marvin Oliver, in showing his experience, not only commanded his backline but scored 2 goals. The communication and understanding between the players was very clear to see. Another notable aspect of the game was the very impressive passing range of the team and purposeful possession, which resulted in a large output of shooting opportunities. Penetration through the middle and the wings was very effective and the quality of the crosses improved significantly. The midfield trio of De Silva, Marcano and Rochford were very impressive in ensuring the link from the defensive third of the pitch to the offensive third was efficient in its transition and combined well with the offensive runs of the marauding wing play from Mitchell and Gabriel on the left and right respectively. 

Defensively, the team was very organised and often forced the opposition to resort to strikes from distance and the ability to regain possession quickly was effective. Collectively the team looked compact. St. Ann’s Rangers clearly set their system up with a crowded midfield in an attempt to stifle Central F.C.’s passing lanes and build up play, which only further underlines the quality performance by the team overall in this game.

3) THE FIGHT AGAINST COMPLACENCY 

Vranes, when asked about the game, was quick to ensure that despite the victory and how pleasing it was, the team has areas that need to be worked on, quickly portraying the aura of a man who will not allow room for complacency. Even though it was only the first league game of the season, Central F.C. showed many positive signs with their performance. The expectation to maintain high levels of consistency throughout the season will now be at an all time high. One thing can be said for sure is that the frowns from last week’s fixture were swiftly converted into smiles after this performance and with the quality of the goals scored definitely won over some new fans as a result.

http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=55 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=55)
Title: Central F.C. Give Breast Cancer The Boot – Again!
Post by: amielisadore on October 04, 2014, 10:16:59 AM
Central F.C. launched their 4th Annual “Give Breast Cancer The Boot” all women football tournament on Thursday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium V.I.P. suite.

The tournament, which is the largest 11 a side women’s charity tournament in the Caribbean, is designed to raise awareness of various forms of cancer that effect women. The event takes place on Sunday 5th October at St Mary’s Ground, Serpentine Road, Port of Spain from 9 a.m.

At the launch, Central F.C. Managing Director, Brent Sancho spoke about the purpose of the upcoming event. Sancho said that it is “a major responsibility for any sporting organization is its ability to enhance, develop and refine the people in its environ”

Speaking about the role that football can play in the community, the former Soca Warrior explained “Sports is the greatest conduit and facilitator in alleviating social ills and bringing awareness to various causes”
Joining Sancho at the launch were platinum sponsor, Republic Banks Social Investment Officer, Nadia Williams and T&T Cancer Society’s Education and Communications Officer, Kimlin Harrilal.

The all day event will feature an 11 a side women’s football tournament, as well as the keenly contested media bragging rights match between Guardian Media Ltd and One Caribbean Media featuring celebrities from various TV and radio shows including JW & Blaze.

There will also be bouncy castles and face painting, together with food and drink concessions and the T&T Cancer Society’s mobile screening unit which will provide free screenings on the day.

Sancho thanked all of the events sponsors including platinum sponsor, Republic Bank, Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd, Super Industrial Services, Blue Waters, Gatorade, Toyota as well as touring football team, VFI who originally conceived the event with Central F.C.

Give Breast Cancer The Boot All Female Football Tournament & Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday 5th October at St Mary’s Grounds, Serpentine Road from 9 a.m. Admission is free.

http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=56 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=56)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on October 06, 2014, 10:09:30 PM
Central FC TV Episodes - 6th Oct 2014 with Extended Highlights of Central FC's 7-0 win over St. Ann's Rangers. Interview with Sean De Silva

https://www.youtube.com/v/NF42URKyMaA
Title: Re: Central F.C. Give Breast Cancer The Boot – Again!
Post by: Football supporter on October 18, 2014, 10:24:00 AM
Video from the tournament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6SqwjwS5ZA
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on October 21, 2014, 06:13:16 PM
Follow Central FC vs Caledonia AIA live NOW at http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php (http://centralfctt.com/centrallive/index.php)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: FireBrand on October 22, 2014, 09:05:02 AM
CFC 3 (De Silva 15', Quintero 80', Marcano 90') - Caledonia 1 (Hitner 59')

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on November 26, 2014, 01:40:48 PM
Tactical Report - Argentine Magic Earns Sharks 3 Points

Central F.C. returned to league action last night, coming off of a tough defeat against Police F.C. a few weeks ago. The Sharks, fielding a strong lineup, had strong claims for a penalty denied in the opening minutes. Central F.C. started off brightly and had several attempts from Sean De Silva and Atualla Guerra. The breakthrough though, would come for Defense Force when the defensive line of Central F.C. was drawn out and Jerwyn Balthazar wonderfully chipped the on rushing Jan-Michael Williams in the 26th minute. A response was immediate from the evergreen Marvin Oliver who showed his class to power home a header in the 33rd minute with a delightful cross from Darren Mitchell. An intense first half ended with all square for both teams. This goal makes Marvin Oliver the top scorer in the league. Quite impressive for the defensive stalwart. 

The second half would be even more entertaining when in the 53rd minute Devin Jordon was shown a straight red for a horror tackle on Leston Paul. Further adding to the misery of Defence Force, Devon Jorsling was sent off for dissent during the fracas created by Jordan\\\\\\\'s dismissal. The brief moment of madness put the Defence Force down to 9 men. However what should have been a clear numerical advantage for the Sharks was not to be. Central F.C. were not having it all their way, Defence Force now set up their team very compact with two defensive lines; five across the back and two midfielders with one lone striker in Balthazar, in an attempt to close up shop. Central F.C. struggled to break down Defence Force and almost got caught out a few times. Things started to change though as the match dragged on and perhaps fatigue started to present itself for Defence Force. Central started to impose themselves and create more chances. Argentine Miguel Romero and Sean De Silva having some very nice interplay, played in Mitchell who unleashed an effort which came off the bar. Central F.C. players were starting to look a bit frustrated. The Sharks were relentless in the last few minutes and in the 94th minute of extra time, a moment of magic settled the tie. Argentine Miguel Romeo unleashed a beauty from outside the box into the top corner sending the Central F.C. fans into joy and breaking the hearts of the valiant Defence Force to seal the 3 points. 

Zoran Vranes would have definitely observed the team’s difficulty until the dying minutes to capitalize on the numerical advantage and will no doubt be looking to address this. This game was a difficult one and despite not having the best game Central F.C. showed the character of champions to get a result which takes the Sharks to the top of the league. Marvin Oliver is already firmly a crowd favourite and now after this game, the name Miguel Romeo will be winning over many neutrals with his tenacious tackling and that amazing strike. 
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on December 16, 2014, 12:36:24 PM
Central FC to get test from Stars
By Nigel Simon (Trinidad Guardian)


Central FC will be confident of maintaining its lead at the top of the Digicel T&T Pro League table when it comes up against Japs North East Stars in the feature match of a double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 8pm tonight.

Two hours earlier at the same venue, defending champions and second placed DirecTV W Connection will hope to keep the pressure on its Couva neighbours when it faces surprise third placed Police.

Down at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh buoyed by its first title in six years after beating Pt Fortin Civic 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 Toyota Classic draw at Couva on Friday looks to continue that momentum against struggling Caledonia AIA from 6pm, and in the second match Defence Force looks to add to the woes of Pt Fortin.
(http://www.guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/6--8.jpg?itok=ibcHU6b9)
Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh’s Dario Holmes, left, screens the ball from Central FC’s Sean De Silva in their Digicel T&T Pro League match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Tuesday night. Central FC won 4-0. Photo: Anthony Harri

Currently, with three match-days left to complete Round One of the Digicel Pro League (DPL) 2014-2015 season, the race for the inaugural Rawle Fletcher Cup and the accompanying $35,000 is still wide open ahead of the Christmas break with Central FC leading the pack with 13 points from six matches, three more than W Connection which has a match in hand.

The Lawmen are next with nine points from six matches, closely followed by Caledonia and Jabloteh, with eight each, North East Stars (seven) and Defence Force, league winners in two of the last three seasons, with six.

But like, W Connection, Caledonia, Jabloteh, North East Stars and Defence Force have only played five matches each.

Today at Couva, Central FC enters the match high on confidence following its 4-0 thrashing of Jabloteh at Mucurapo, a week ago led by braces from former national Under-20 World Cup duo, Qian Grosvenor and Sean de Silva 24th, 30th while Stars have been inactive since a 1-0 loss to Club Sando in the Toyota Classic on November 28.

The “Savonetta Boys” of W Connection also enter their clash with Police on a high, having battled past Defence Force 2-1 in their last outing while the Lawmen were held 1-1 by Caledonia.

And while W Connection is expected to be at full-strength, Police will be without veteran striker Hector Sam, who sits out the last of his three-match suspension.

At Mucurapo, Jabloteh, no doubt still on a high from their Toyota Classic triumph will be without the suspended Adrian Reid against Caledonia, while striker Devorn Jorlsing (115 goals) returns for Defence Force as he seeks to overhaul Jabloteh’s Kerry Baptiste record Pro League goal tally of 122.

Jorsling missed his team’s 2-1 loss to W Connection at the same venue a week ago, but should be in coach Ross Russell’s starting 11 against Pt Fortin.

Today’s Digicel T&T Pro League matches:

Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva

W Connection vs Police FC, 6pm

Central FC vs North East Stars, 8pm

Venue: Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo

Caledonia AIA vs San Juan Jabloteh, 6pm

Defence Force vs Point Fortin Civic, 8pm

Upcoming matches:

Round One Match Day Eight

December 19

Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva

W Connection vs Caledonia AIA, 6pm

Central FC vs Point Fortin Civic, 8pm

December 20

Venue: Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya

North East Stars vs St Ann’s Rangers, 4pm

Defence Force vs San Juan Jabloteh, 6pm

Round One Match Day Nine

January 9, 2015

Defence Force vs St. Ann’s Rangers

San Juan Jabloteh vs W Connection

January 10, 2015

North East Stars vs Caledonia AIA

Point Fortin Civic vs Police FC

http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2014-12-16/central-fc-get-test-stars (http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2014-12-16/central-fc-get-test-stars)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 16, 2014, 12:44:44 PM
Central FC to get test from Stars
By Nigel Simon (Trinidad Guardian)


Central FC will be confident of maintaining its lead at the top of the Digicel T&T Pro League table when it comes up against Japs North East Stars in the feature match of a double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 8pm tonight.

Two hours earlier at the same venue, defending champions and second placed DirecTV W Connection will hope to keep the pressure on its Couva neighbours when it faces surprise third placed Police.

Down at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh buoyed by its first title in six years after beating Pt Fortin Civic 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 Toyota Classic draw at Couva on Friday looks to continue that momentum against struggling Caledonia AIA from 6pm, and in the second match Defence Force looks to add to the woes of Pt Fortin.
(http://www.guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/6--8.jpg?itok=ibcHU6b9)
Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh’s Dario Holmes, left, screens the ball from Central FC’s Sean De Silva in their Digicel T&T Pro League match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Tuesday night. Central FC won 4-0. Photo: Anthony Harri

Currently, with three match-days left to complete Round One of the Digicel Pro League (DPL) 2014-2015 season, the race for the inaugural Rawle Fletcher Cup and the accompanying $35,000 is still wide open ahead of the Christmas break with Central FC leading the pack with 13 points from six matches, three more than W Connection which has a match in hand.

The Lawmen are next with nine points from six matches, closely followed by Caledonia and Jabloteh, with eight each, North East Stars (seven) and Defence Force, league winners in two of the last three seasons, with six.

But like, W Connection, Caledonia, Jabloteh, North East Stars and Defence Force have only played five matches each.

Today at Couva, Central FC enters the match high on confidence following its 4-0 thrashing of Jabloteh at Mucurapo, a week ago led by braces from former national Under-20 World Cup duo, Qian Grosvenor and Sean de Silva 24th, 30th while Stars have been inactive since a 1-0 loss to Club Sando in the Toyota Classic on November 28.

The “Savonetta Boys” of W Connection also enter their clash with Police on a high, having battled past Defence Force 2-1 in their last outing while the Lawmen were held 1-1 by Caledonia.

And while W Connection is expected to be at full-strength, Police will be without veteran striker Hector Sam, who sits out the last of his three-match suspension.

At Mucurapo, Jabloteh, no doubt still on a high from their Toyota Classic triumph will be without the suspended Adrian Reid against Caledonia, while striker Devorn Jorlsing (115 goals) returns for Defence Force as he seeks to overhaul Jabloteh’s Kerry Baptiste record Pro League goal tally of 122.

Jorsling missed his team’s 2-1 loss to W Connection at the same venue a week ago, but should be in coach Ross Russell’s starting 11 against Pt Fortin.

Today’s Digicel T&T Pro League matches:

Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva

W Connection vs Police FC, 6pm

Central FC vs North East Stars, 8pm

Venue: Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo

Caledonia AIA vs San Juan Jabloteh, 6pm

Defence Force vs Point Fortin Civic, 8pm

Upcoming matches:

Round One Match Day Eight

December 19

Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva

W Connection vs Caledonia AIA, 6pm

Central FC vs Point Fortin Civic, 8pm

December 20

Venue: Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya

North East Stars vs St Ann’s Rangers, 4pm

Defence Force vs San Juan Jabloteh, 6pm

Round One Match Day Nine

January 9, 2015

Defence Force vs St. Ann’s Rangers

San Juan Jabloteh vs W Connection

January 10, 2015

North East Stars vs Caledonia AIA

Point Fortin Civic vs Police FC

http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2014-12-16/central-fc-get-test-stars (http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2014-12-16/central-fc-get-test-stars)

The double header clashes at the Ato Boldon Stadium have been rescheduled to Thursday 18th December. Same venue and times.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on December 16, 2014, 12:46:03 PM
 :beermug:
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on December 16, 2014, 05:31:41 PM
DeSilva, appears to have put on some muscle. Homies verify!!??
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on December 16, 2014, 05:33:05 PM
Thinking he mite be in-line for call up.. atleast for some friendlies - Weakness was his defensive attributes, haven't seen him for Sharks but maybe he improved! Definitely worthy IMO.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on December 16, 2014, 06:16:19 PM
DeSilva, appears to have put on some muscle. Homies Holmes verify!!??

Title: Fitness guru Lindsay Davis joins I-League newcomers Bharat FC!
Post by: Tallman on December 16, 2014, 06:36:33 PM
Fitness guru Lindsay Davis joins I-League newcomers Bharat FC!
arunfoot.blogspot.com


I-League newcomers Bharat FC has strengthened their technical staff, signing renowned fitness and conditioning coach Lindsay Davis. The 47-year-old Davis, comes to Bharat FC with a wealth of experience in areas like nutrition, sports therapy, rehabilitation programs, conditioning, massage, agility and endurance building among many others.

The Englishman joins Head Coach Stuart Watkiss and assistant coach Stanly Rozario as part of the clubs technical team. Bharat FC will make its inaugural appearance in the 2014/15 I-League season that kicks off on January 17, 2015.

Davis' last assignment was with Central FC, a Pro-League club from Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to that, he has worked with the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Jerez - Spain, Oxford United FC and also served secondments at Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Lokomotiv Moscow FC.

Managing Director of Bharat FC, Amit Kalyani, said that Davis' immense knowledge in conditioning, sports science and allied fields were the chief reasons behind his appointment. "Lindsay comes to us highly recommended. He has a proven record of having improved the fitness of athletes that he has worked with. He is an important asset to us at Bharat FC as we aim to make our squad the fittest in the I-League," he said.

Davis said that the professionalism and high standards of excellence at Bharat FC were the clinching factors behind his move to Pune. "I am passionate about fitness and this assignment allows me to work with a very talented bunch of footballers in a new vibrant setting. Indian football has great potential and my aim at Bharat FC is to build a squad which is physically and mentally robust," he said.

Head coach of Bharat FC, Stuart Watkiss, said that Davis would play a very important role at the club as it readies to embark on a gruelling I-League season. "Over the next six months, the players are going to be playing a lot of football. It is essential that we condition and train their bodies to absorb the workload. Lindsay has great experience working in diverse cultures and his input will be very crucial to the club as we look to have our squad in prime physical shape over the course of the season," said Watkiss.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on December 16, 2014, 08:04:03 PM
DeSilva, appears to have put on some muscle. Homies Holmes verify!!??



FS, I was asking the people at home to verify DeSilva's physical status. In the picture with him against Holmes, he seem to be a bit more muscular that in the past. That is why I asked the people at home(homies) on his status. Yes, defence was his problem. But I don't see why he can't be in the line in a friendly. But oil price low we can't get money, Breds!! That means no international friendly. FS, TT doh drive you mad?
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 16, 2014, 10:58:09 PM
DeSilva, appears to have put on some muscle. Homies verify!!??

He is stronger and showing better match fitness and sharpness. And it shows as he has 4 goals and 4 assist in 10 appearances this season. His defensive work rate has improved but there is still more he can do. He has made great strides in his all round game from the time he signed in January to now.

De Silva Goal vs Jabloteh (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=953411118026126)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Deeks on December 16, 2014, 11:20:42 PM
Nice goal!. I hope he continue playing. So that coah Hart can give hime a try. Our mid field is still out of wack.
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: Football supporter on December 17, 2014, 08:32:37 AM
DeSilva, appears to have put on some muscle. Homies Holmes verify!!??



FS, I was asking the people at home to verify DeSilva's physical status. In the picture with him against Holmes, he seem to be a bit more muscular that in the past. That is why I asked the people at home(homies) on his status. Yes, defence was his problem. But I don't see why he can't be in the line in a friendly. But oil price low we can't get money, Breds!! That means no international friendly. FS, TT doh drive you mad?

Sorry, Deeks, I was just trying to be funny - you know , Homie - Holmes!!

And yes, TT does drive me mad sometimes....but then, so did UK lol
Title: Central FC TV - 5 of the Best Goals for the Season
Post by: amielisadore on December 23, 2014, 10:23:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/eYg-KQmHSh0&feature=youtu.be
Title: Big up to Central FC
Post by: Sam on December 24, 2014, 08:52:21 AM
I want to give Cenrtal FC a special big up, since they came out they have been doing a lot of good community work and other projects to help an serve the public.

I saw, just like the SWO, they feed the kids for christmas also.

I dont see any other clubs in T&T or even our past TTFA as de current one is broke doing these kinds of stuff consistently.

Good job by Kevin and Sancho and everyone else.

They have accomplished a lot for a new team.

They also have an updated website and do good at marketing their club.

They do not sit on their ass and cry all day for money and help, they get out there and work.

Sancho, time to jump onboard the TTFA train and get Tim Kee out.

I go be honest, I eh like de name Sharks and I dont like they uniform, de black and white ting, nah.

But if they could get a good shirt sponsor, that would be nice to redesign they jur-sey..

I hope they can improve at youth level though and sell off a few good players to help de club expand.

Central FC and SWO should become official partners.

They also need a partner a foreign club and have players exchange programs for development and exposure.

Title: Re: Big up to Central FC
Post by: dreamer on December 24, 2014, 11:00:29 AM
Some nice li'l positive comments by Sam dey.
Proud of Central FC. Looking forward to see Plaza and Rundell Winchester back
and the team fighting hard to go as far as possible in Caribbean and then Concacaf club championships.
Title: Re: Big up to Central FC
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on December 24, 2014, 11:51:59 AM
Sam, I actually like the black and white  ;D
Title: Re: Big up to Central FC
Post by: Deeks on December 24, 2014, 12:02:32 PM
Actually I like the B&W also. FS, allyuh should use the the Juve uniform, and occasionally use the bumble bee socks.
Title: Re: Big up to Central FC
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on December 24, 2014, 12:11:16 PM
ya!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Big up to Central FC
Post by: amielisadore on December 24, 2014, 12:12:38 PM
Actually I like the B&W also. FS, allyuh should use the the Juve uniform, and occasionally use the bumble bee socks.

If only lol. But Central is an Adidas club.
Title: Re: Big up to Central FC
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on December 24, 2014, 12:14:04 PM
They can do the reverse stripe. but I like the black :) especially black socks!
Title: Re: Big up to Central FC
Post by: amielisadore on December 24, 2014, 03:43:54 PM
All in all, thank you to Sam and all the others who offer positive feed back and constructive criticisms. Expect a lot more in 2015
Title: Re: Big up to Central FC
Post by: Sam on December 24, 2014, 03:49:15 PM
Ah like PUMA de best, because it look fitted and give you a nice body style maing de players look strong, W Connection uniform real nice.

But seeing Central like Adidas. Ah like this style...

Players
(http://worldsoccertalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/aberdeen-away-shirt.jpg)

Keeper
(http://1-ps.googleusercontent.com/xk/tvIxrH38zaYqRuV6ga118s6jnM/www.sportskeeda.com/24.media.tumblr.com/426x507xtumblr_m7sc6a1e9f1qe1x8qo1_1280.jpg.pagespeed.ic.OxBvtCgaDrlB0t-vGK5g.jpg)

Names and number
(http://www.tiempolegendv.com/images/soccer%20new%20jersey/real%20madrid%20jersey/adidas-ucl-real-madrid-isco-home-white-2013-14-european-soccer-jerseys-nyc.jpg)

Title: Re: Big up to Central FC
Post by: Sam on December 24, 2014, 03:50:38 PM
Big up  amielisadore.

Ah waiting to hear from meh boy FS also.

Let de fans talk for once.

Title: Re: Big up to Central FC
Post by: amielisadore on December 24, 2014, 04:25:55 PM
What about this one? (http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a486/dailyrender/Mayuka_zpsa49ac12f.png)
Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 31, 2014, 11:53:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/WUOx-sDpSnE&feature=youtu.be
Title: New Years Gift For Vranes - Bentick Signs For Central.
Post by: amielisadore on January 05, 2015, 11:06:45 PM
New Years gift for Vranes - Bentick signs for Central.
Central FC Release.


2015 got off to a positive start for Central F.C. and Head Coach Zoran Vranes as he welcomed former T&T U20 defender, Uriah Bentick to The Sharks squad. 

Bentick, who spent last season with U.S. club Carolina Railhawks, last teamed up with Vranes in 2009, when he was part of the squad that took part in the U-20 World Cup in Egypt. 

“It’s great to be able to bring players of Uriah’s calibre into the Pro League” said Vranes, a former T&T national team coach. “Of course, it’s extra special for me as he was a key element of my Under 20 squad which performed so well in 2009.” 

Bentick, a former St Anthony’s student, who hails from Laventille, spent 6 years in the U.S.A. where he attended Liberty University for 4 years, representing their Liberty Flames team and earning many plaudits including selection for various all-star teams. 

After leaving University, Bentick was drafted by MLS outfit, Philadelphia Union, but failed to earn a contract. Instead, he joined USL team, Wilmington Hammerheads. Quoted on mlssoccer.com as “having the tools to become a good defender” and “he won’t be beaten for strength”, Bentick was signed by Carolina Railhawks for the 2014 season. 

“Uriah is a big, strong, naturally left footed defender” said Central F.C. Managing Director, Brent Sancho.

“Signing him is a continuation of our policy of tracking down excellent T&T footballers who are overseas and have never played in the Pro League.” said the former T&T World Cup defender.

“Just like Yohance Marshall last season, we hope that Stephen Hart will get lots of opportunities to see Uriah play and bring him into the national squad.”

Sancho explained that while Central F.C.’s first intentions when signing players is to increase the standard of the squad and win trophies, there are additional benefits for the club and the national team.

“Obviously, Central F.C. would be happy to find Uriah a club overseas to further develop his career. But also, Stephen Hart does not get the opportunity to see Trini players overseas play week in week out. So by bringing these boys home we can help to increase the talent pool available to Stephen. I am very confident that Uriah will soon be forcing his way into Stephens plans” said Sancho. 

Sancho also admitted that a good performance in the Pro League and the Caribbean Club Championship will add value to Bentick and may attract transfer fees to the club. “Of course, a professional football club must develop an income from player sales.

Youth development is so difficult in T&T with players frequently slowing their development by returning to school football. However, our policy of bringing home players from outside of T&T could reap rewards. Even if we let the player go for free, we are still building the Central F.C. – and T&T – brands overseas.” 

Sancho added that Bentick is only one of several signings The Sharks will make during the January transfer window. “We are constantly working to raise the overall quality of our squad” said Sancho.

“We will see the return of Willis Plaza and Rundell Winchester and we have several foreign internationals on trial with us. It may seem ambitious, but we are building a squad strong enough to compete in the CONCACAF Champions League in August. That’s not to say that we are arrogant or over confident about progressing from the CFU Club Championships, but if we do, we must be prepared for the next challenge.” 

Sancho did go as far as saying that he felt that Central F.C. and W. Connection are strong enough to compete with the best of the Caribbean.

“The Pro League is improving and most teams are very hard to beat. This sometimes gives the impression that the Pro League is not of good quality. But, in fact, it’s the opposite. The competition in T&T is tough and the season is a battle of attrition. This helps to build strong squads which are essential when competing overseas.” 

Central F.C. return to Pro League action on Friday when they take on Point Fortin at Ato Boldon Stadium at 8 p.m. 

http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=71 (http://centralfctt.com/Articles/article.php?r=71)

(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag123/CouvaShark/ub1_zpscf991314.jpg)


Title: Re: New Years Gift For Vranes - Bentick Signs For Central.
Post by: Sam on January 06, 2015, 04:55:50 AM
Very good player with a solid left foot, he could work on his speed a little though, but very solid player.

Good signing.

Title: Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on January 06, 2015, 11:26:24 AM
Bentick signs for Central FC
(http://socawarriors.net/images/stories/bentick_uriah_central_fc.jpg)
Bentick, who spent last season with U.S. club Carolina Railhawks, last teamed up with Vranes in 2009, when he was part of the squad that took part in the U-20 World Cup in Egypt. 

“It’s great to be able to bring players of Uriah’s calibre into the Pro League” said Vranes, a former T&T national team coach. “Of course, it’s extra special for me as he was a key element of my Under 20 squad which performed so well in 2009.” 

Bentick, a former St Anthony’s student, who hails from Laventille, spent 6 years in the U.S.A. where he attended Liberty University for 4 years, representing their Liberty Flames team and earning many plaudits including selection for various all-star teams. 

After leaving University, Bentick was drafted by MLS outfit, Philadelphia Union, but failed to earn a contract. Instead, he joined USL team, Wilmington Hammerheads. Quoted on mlssoccer.com as “having the tools to become a good defender” and “he won’t be beaten for strength”, Bentick was signed by Carolina Railhawks for the 2014 season. 

“Uriah is a big, strong, naturally left footed defender” said Central F.C. Managing Director, Brent Sancho.

“Signing him is a continuation of our policy of tracking down excellent T&T footballers who are overseas and have never played in the Pro League.” said the former T&T World Cup defender.

“Just like Yohance Marshall last season, we hope that Stephen Hart will get lots of opportunities to see Uriah play and bring him into the national squad.”

Sancho explained that while Central F.C.’s first intentions when signing players is to increase the standard of the squad and win trophies, there are additional benefits for the club and the national team.

“Obviously, Central F.C. would be happy to find Uriah a club overseas to further develop his career. But also, Stephen Hart does not get the opportunity to see Trini players overseas play week in week out. So by bringing these boys home we can help to increase the talent pool available to Stephen. I am very confident that Uriah will soon be forcing his way into Stephens plans” said Sancho. 

Sancho also admitted that a good performance in the Pro League and the Caribbean Club Championship will add value to Bentick and may attract transfer fees to the club. “Of course, a professional football club must develop an income from player sales.

Youth development is so difficult in T&T with players frequently slowing their development by returning to school football. However, our policy of bringing home players from outside of T&T could reap rewards. Even if we let the player go for free, we are still building the Central F.C. – and T&T – brands overseas.” 

Sancho added that Bentick is only one of several signings The Sharks will make during the January transfer window. “We are constantly working to raise the overall quality of our squad” said Sancho.

“We will see the return of Willis Plaza and Rundell Winchester and we have several foreign internationals on trial with us. It may seem ambitious, but we are building a squad strong enough to compete in the CONCACAF Champions League in August. That’s not to say that we are arrogant or over confident about progressing from the CFU Club Championships, but if we do, we must be prepared for the next challenge.” 

Sancho did go as far as saying that he felt that Central F.C. and W. Connection are strong enough to compete with the best of the Caribbean.

“The Pro League is improving and most teams are very hard to beat. This sometimes gives the impression that the Pro League is not of good quality. But, in fact, it’s the opposite. The competition in T&T is tough and the season is a battle of attrition. This helps to build strong squads which are essential when competing overseas.” 

Central F.C. return to Pro League action on Friday when they take on Point Fortin at Ato Boldon Stadium at 8 p.m.
http://socawarriors.net/tt-pro-league/14970-bentick-signs-for-central-fc.html (http://socawarriors.net/tt-pro-league/14970-bentick-signs-for-central-fc.html)
Title: ‘Sharks’ secure sponsorship deal.
Post by: Flex on January 17, 2015, 02:46:55 AM
‘Sharks’ secure sponsorship deal.
By Donstan Bonn (Express).


Central FC, joint leaders of the 2014-2015 Digicel Pro League competition and winners of the 2015 Rawle Fletcher Cup, will be have a new logo on its team’s kit following the brokerage of a new sponsorship with Bankers Insurance.

The team’s new kit bearing the Bankers logo was unveiled during yesterday’s launch of the partnership arrangement between the two entities at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.

Bankers’ chief executive officer Vance Gabriel said that his organisation saw Central FC, nicknamed the Sharks, as a club with a social conscience and thus was quite willing to engage in what was Bankers’ single largest investment in terms of advertising. “Corporate T&T have a duty to assist the youths of the nation and if we don’t, we would really be shooting ourselves in the foot.

Gabriel said that incidents of crime and the need for positive influences among the youths are key factors which would encourage companies such as Bankers to want to spend a significant amount of money to assist a sporting organisation.

“I don’t see Central as only a football club. I think they have demonstrated their willingness to be engaged in community efforts. I believe that in our partnering with Central FC it wouldn’t just be about football. He gave the assurance that Bankers will be with Central FC head and shoulders in every one of their endeavours and called on other corporate bodies to come on board.

Brent Sancho, Central FC’s managing director, said the sponsorship agreement is further proof that corporate T&T is gradually recognising the benefits of investing in local football. “In the words of Dr Martin Luther King, ‘I had a dream’. Kevin Harrison and I have a dream in helping the youths of the nation excel on the national and international stage. “Why join a gang and shoot guns when you can join Central FC and shoot goals,” Sancho said.

He said the players will come to realise that their freedom is intimately bound to the principle and vision of Central FC, adding that the club get all the players involved in community projects so that they can learn the act of giving back to the community.

“We are extremely aware of the impact our endeavours have had, but most important, we are also extremely cognizant of our active role in sculpting the minds of our future, lawyers, doctors, school teachers and of course, football stars in the various communities. This is a game we simply cannot lose.

“We are honoured that Bankers Insurance Group have chosen to partner with Central FC as they exemplify qualities that our club aspires to become; dynamic , innovative, a company that takes the fear and confusion out of their customers’ lives.

Sancho said that Bankers boast a reputation that Central FC is proud to now be a part of. “I want to assure Mr Gabriel and the rest of Bankers Insurance that our players would not only wear the Bankers Insurance Group logo with distinct honour but Central FC new slogan will change from “The Pride of Central” to “The Pride of Bankers”.

Sancho said his organisation intends to protect the image of Bankers Insurance, raise the awareness of the financial entity and demonstrate a commitment to its community.

“We look forward with great anticipation to the success of this dynamics synergy. We intend for the synergy to grow from strength to strength along with the successes of the youths of our nation. Sancho also thanked former main sponsor Super Industrial Services (SIS) for its tremendous support and for its willingness in agreeing to step back and allow the Bankers’ logo to be carried on the team’s uniform.

Central FC has made a tremendous impact on local football since its formation in August 2012 by capturing two First Citizens Cup (2013-2014) and last year’s Lucozade Sport Shield before adding the Rawle Fletcher Cup to its collection last week.

The club made strategic moves to continue its upward progression with the recent addition of several key players such as Willis Plaza and Rundell Winchester from Belgium, Elton John, Kevon Villaroel, Uriah Bentick and Jamaican international Upston Edwards to its roster.

Title: Re: ‘Sharks’ secure sponsorship deal.
Post by: Sam on January 17, 2015, 04:49:44 AM
I hope the TTFA taking note, how community service does pay off.

How Sancho hiding de details like Jack so?

FS, give we a little low down on de deal na, how much, for how long etc etc.

Title: Re: ‘Sharks’ secure sponsorship deal.
Post by: Cocorite on January 17, 2015, 11:35:40 AM
Good job guys
Title: Re: ‘Sharks’ secure sponsorship deal.
Post by: King Deese on January 17, 2015, 01:41:55 PM
It's one thing to talk that talk but it's another thing to walk the walk and Central FC is blazing that trail. Keep leading the way, elevate the product and level of play on the field and the people and the game will continue to grow.
Congratulations. This confirms what I had been saying all along "You have to show the Corporate world in Trinidad something for them to hang their hat on and they will get involve. They have to see the benefit to the demographics it is meant to affect and to themselves".
Title: Re: ‘Sharks’ secure sponsorship deal.
Post by: amielisadore on January 17, 2015, 02:16:12 PM
Sean De Silva collects Rawle Fletcher Trophy

(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag123/CouvaShark/10933109_844844132240056_1452759261_n_zpsc445a78a.jpg)

Bankers CEO Vance Gabriel collects jersey from Brent

(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag123/CouvaShark/Bankers_zpsa5d84ddd.jpg)

(left to right) Kevon Villaroel, Keion Goodridge & Elton John modelling the new kits

(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag123/CouvaShark/Screenshot_2015-01-17-15-58-19_zps6f03b1c0.png)
Title: Re: ‘Sharks’ secure sponsorship deal.
Post by: Sam on January 17, 2015, 03:48:33 PM
I eh trying to be negative eh, because ah glad for meh boy FS and them.

But de shirt went from wost to wosier....

That logo real making de uniform look bad, but hey, they paying de bills.

Title: Re: ‘Sharks’ secure sponsorship deal.