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Sports => Football => Topic started by: injunchile on July 29, 2015, 10:41:07 AM

Title: Who is our all time great?
Post by: injunchile on July 29, 2015, 10:41:07 AM
Argentina can boast of Maradona. Brazil- Pele. France- Zidane.
Who is our all time great, transcending generations- Is it Gally Cummings. Russell Latapy- Dwight Yorke.
 I guess one has to be internationally known and played at the highest level. I trust now that we are quiet I just want to keep the board alive and the conversation going. Hopefully some of the older posters may come alive once more
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: Controversial on July 29, 2015, 10:43:31 AM
Argentina can boast of Maradona. Brazil- Pele. France- Zidane.
Who is our all time great, transcending generations- Is it Gally Cummings. Russell Latapy- Dwight Yorke.
 I guess one has to be internationally known and played at the highest level. I trust now that we are quiet I just want to keep the board alive and the conversation going. Hopefully some of the older posters may come alive once more

I would say Dwight, because he achieved the most overall, played in the WC, the highest level of pro football, many accolades, not to say Latas and Cummings and the rest were not great players but in terms of achievement if we are measuring based on that with a man like Maradonna, i would have to say Dwight... jmho
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: spideybuff on July 29, 2015, 10:45:01 AM
It would have to be Yorke in the end because he led us to a World Cup and the international fame.

The rest would be "cult" heroes like how Garrincha is in Brazil, but Pele more famous outside.

I going with Latas, but I have only seen clips of Gally.

I putting the first incarnation of Stern John in my top 5 players too.
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: daryn on July 29, 2015, 11:53:08 AM
Latapy.

I'm willing to believe that we may have had comparable players before. Even so I think he wins on longevity. Latas was our best player from the late 80s to the early 2000s. And then of course came back for the 05-06 campaign.
Latas was always the star when he was on the field. Whether he played with Yorke, Nakhid, Dwarika, Faustin or whoever.

Yorke's club achievements are superior but Latas wins for performance for the national team.
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: R45 on July 29, 2015, 01:20:54 PM
I'd say Yorke. I think if Latapy had Dwight's training work ethic, he would have accomplished as much as (or more than) Dwight did.

Yorke's club achievements are unrivalled compared to any other local player, no point in even having that debate. At the national level, that's definitely debatable as you could make a case for Latapy, Stern, Gally, and a handful of others.
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: Deeks on July 29, 2015, 01:48:42 PM
I would say Dwight, hands down.  He was born into the era when the open door policy in English and Euro football allowed many talented foreigners to excel at the game.  He had the mind set for the challenge. Latapy and Shaka are also of this era. I would also say Warren Archibald would have made a name for himself. Gally also. I think guys from the 67 PanAm games team could have made it. Reaching the superstar level as Dwight, that I can never tell.
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: Deeks on July 29, 2015, 02:03:35 PM
As we have Dwight on the spotlight, there was a guy from Tobago, I think. His name was Richard "train" Stewart. He played for the Regiment and was on that PanAm team. Anybody know of him? Is he still alive?
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: palos on July 29, 2015, 03:06:28 PM
It has to be Dwight Yorke.

But mine is and will always be Latas
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: socalion on July 29, 2015, 03:49:36 PM
All the names  thats mentioned here so far are certainly worthy of their star quality  status !!  Add to that list Leroy de leon , Sammy llewelyn , Steve David.. not forgetting  Ron la forest  what a talented  bunch of players .....   nice topic fellas ... luckily i saw all these guys  perform live .!!  anyone recall  seeing Leo 'twinkle toes' Brewster.? 
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: maxg on July 29, 2015, 04:20:50 PM
Latapy in Trinidad, Jamaica, Scotland and Portugal. Yorke (Man Boo), the rest of the world.  :-\
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: Big Magician on July 29, 2015, 06:14:02 PM
Dais ah question ??.. ( 10)
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: ribbit on July 30, 2015, 10:13:33 AM
Latapy in Trinidad, Jamaica, Scotland and Portugal. Yorke (Man Boo), the rest of the world.  :-\

what about steve david or maybe stern(?) in USA...
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: palos on July 30, 2015, 10:31:36 AM
Latapy in Trinidad, Jamaica, Scotland and Portugal. Yorke (Man Boo), the rest of the world.  :-\

what about steve david or maybe stern(?) in USA...

Many ole time Jamaicans swear by Tony Douglas
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: lefty on July 30, 2015, 04:36:46 PM
yorke for all round achievement but for National football Latapy hands down.......lets be honest he carried the team for much of the early/mid 2000s  when the nucleus of  strike squad got old and retired and riches in natural talent seem to simply dry up, he was our engine and we struggled without him, even when dwight came back for 05/6.......2001/2 warriors being a notable exception talent wise..... before the wheels fell off dat campaign ....and still they was ten times better with him in the team. other players just seem to get "better" when he was around and free to operate....was a sight to behold......dwight couldn' do dat

Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: de_redman on July 30, 2015, 07:15:10 PM
Not best or most skillful, but greatest?? Definitely Yorke
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: palos on July 31, 2015, 04:49:48 PM
Not best or most skillful, but greatest?? Definitely Yorke

I think people SERIOUSLY UNDERESTIMATE Mister Dwight Yorke yes
Title: Re: Who is our all time great?
Post by: Deeks on July 31, 2015, 05:06:49 PM
Not best or most skillful, but greatest?? Definitely Yorke

I think people SERIOUSLY UNDERESTIMATE Mister Dwight Yorke yes

Why do you say so?