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Title: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Flex on September 07, 2016, 05:46:26 AM
As usual, any updates/scores, shout-outs, reports, predictions, views, etc, on the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying T&T vs Mexico (http://www.espnfc.us/match?gameId=466985) game in T&T on the 28th of March 2017 will be posted here, this way, we can maintain the message board and not make it look too scrappy with un-necessary or related headlines and postings on game day.

For the internet users, you can follow the game at:

To be updated.

Possible Online Streams.

To be updated.

Possible TV Station.

BeIN Sports (6:50pm EST).
NBC Universo (6:50pm EST).
Telemundo (6:50pm EST).

Trinidad & Tobago Squad

Goalkeepers:

Jan-Michael Williams (Central FC), Marvin Phillip (Morvant Caledonia United), Glenroy Samuel (Ma Pau Stars).

Defenders:

Radanfah Abu Bakr (FK Sūduva Marijampolė—LTU), Aubrey David (PS Kemi Kings—FIN), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Sheldon Bateau (Krylia Sovetov Samara—RUS), Daneil Cyrus (W Connection), Mekeil Williams (Colorado Rapids—USA), Tristan Hodge (W Connection), Carlos Edwards (Ma Pau Stars), Alvin Jones (W Connection).

Midfielders:

Andre Boucaud (Dagenham & Redbridge—ENG), Joevin Jones (Seattle Sounders FC—USA), Nathan Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh), Khaleem Hyland (KVC Westerlo—BEL), Kevan George (Jacksonville Armada—USA), Hughtun Hector (W Connection), Hashim Arcia (Defence Force), Kevin Molino (Minnesota United FC—USA), Leston Paul (Central FC), Levi Garcia (AZ Alkmaar—NED).

Forwards:

Cordell Cato (San Jose Earthquakes—USA), Kenwyne Jones (Atlanta United—USA), Willis Plaza (East Bengal FC—IND), Jamille Boatswain (Defence Force).

Coach - Dennis Lawrence.

Mexico Squad

Goalkeepers:

Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).

Defenders:

Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina), Diego Reyes (Espanyol), Rafa Marquez (Atlas), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Hector Moreno (PSV), Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Miguel Layun (Porto), Luis Reyes (Atlas).

Midfielders:

Jurgen Damm (Tigres), Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Hector Herrera (Porto), Andres Guardado (PSV), Jesus Molina (Monterrey), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas), Jesus Duenas (Tigres), Luis Montes (Leon), Elias Hernandez (Leon).

Forwards:

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (America), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen).

Coach - Juan Carlos Osorio.


Updates to follow as we get more info, so keep checking back.

Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: asylumseeker on September 30, 2016, 08:47:33 AM
The dos Santos brothers (Villarreal and LA Galaxy) and Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt) have earned recalls for the upcoming friendlies versus New Zealand and Panama.

The squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Moises Munoz (Club America), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Rodolfo Cota (Chivas)

Defenders: Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Hedgardo Marin (Chivas), Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Jordan Silva (Toluca), Jesus Duenas (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Adrian Aldrete (Cruz Azul)

Midfielders: Luis Robles (Atlas), Jesus Molina (Santos Laguna), Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas), Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca)

Forwards: Elias Hernandez (Leon), Angel Sepulveda (Queretaro), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Isaac Brizuela (Chivas), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Alan Pulido (Chivas).

You'll note that several prominent names are missing. Primarily a Liga MX squad. Pretty clear what that means.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Storeboy on September 30, 2016, 11:38:47 AM
So where are our up coming friendlies to prepare for the WC vs Mexico?
Title: Chicharito headlines Mexico roster but Dos Santos, Corona out with injury
Post by: Tallman on March 16, 2017, 07:25:14 PM
Chicharito headlines Mexico roster but Dos Santos, Corona out with injury
By Jon Arnold (goal.com)


Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has named his squad to face Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualification but was unable to include Giovani dos Santos, Jesus "Tecatito" Corona or Hirving Lozano because of injuries.

LA Galaxy star Dos Santos tweaked his right hamstring in the first half of the MLS side's loss to the Portland Timbers on Sunday while Corona and Lozano suffered injuries earlier in the month. Frankfurt midfielder Marco Fabian also misses the squad because of a lingering hip problem that has kept him out most of 2017.

Mexico's attack won't be entirely without star power, though. Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is fit and ready to go, as is Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela, who returned to action with a full 90 minutes last weekend after a knee issue had his status in doubt.

Osorio also called Tigres winger Jurgen Damm, America forward Oribe Peralta, Pumas winger Jesus Gallardo and Leon's Elias Hernandez as domestic-based attackers.

And Dos Santos' brother Jonathan, a central midfielder who is in fine form with Villarreal, is back in the team looking to reprise his starting role in Mexico's draw with Panama. PSV stars Andres Guardado and Hector Moreno also are fit and likely to start against the Ticos.

El Tri sits second in the CONCACAF qualification table, behind Costa Rica, which is off to a perfect start to the Hex after two games.

Mexico will open its camp March 19 in Mexico City before traveling to Cuernavaca, where it will train ahead of the March 24 game with Costa Rica.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

Defenders: Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina), Diego Reyes (Espanyol), Rafa Marquez (Atlas), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Hector Moreno (PSV), Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Miguel Layun (Porto), Luis Reyes (Atlas)

Midfielders: Jurgen Damm (Tigres), Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Hector Herrera (Porto), Andres Guardado (PSV), Jesus Molina (Monterrey), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas), Jesus Duenas (Tigres), Luis Montes (Leon), Elias Hernandez (Leon)

Forwards: Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Raul JImenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (America), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen)
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: soccerman on March 16, 2017, 10:18:33 PM
So where are our up coming friendlies to prepare for the WC vs Mexico?
Barbados
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 17, 2017, 12:30:48 AM
Has Tallest even named the squad yet?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Flex on March 17, 2017, 04:20:04 PM
Mexico Squad

Goalkeepers

Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).

Defenders

Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Diego Reyes (RCD Espanyol), Hector Moreno (PSV), Miguel Layun (FC Porto), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Luis Reyes (Atlas).

Midfielders

Jesus Molina (Monterrey), Hector Herrera (FC Porto), Jesus Dueñas (Tigres), Andres Guardado (PSV), Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Jurgen Damm (Tigres), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas UNAM), Luis Montes (Leon), Elias Hernandez (Leon).

Forwards

Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Oribe Peralta (Club America).

Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: amielisadore on March 17, 2017, 05:02:48 PM
Has Tallest even named the squad yet?

Should be officially naming it after training in the morning tomorrow. Atlanta and Seattle announced Kenwyne and Joevin were called up though.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: g on March 20, 2017, 10:46:53 AM
Figured out why we don't name squads till the last minute.

You have 25 players in training locally, only about a third of that local group will make the final squad. So my assumption was that DL had a local group training up till Saturday morning, those making the cut will be communicated to after that last session and then you announce the full squad inclusive of foreign based later that afternoon. Ideally you want everybody local to feel they have a chance up till the last minute so the sessions remain intensive.

Most other international teams do not have that local activity prior to assembly so they can announce a squad almost two weeks in advance. 
Title: Andres Guardado out of Mexico squad with leg injury
Post by: Tallman on March 20, 2017, 06:19:11 PM
Andres Guardado out of Mexico squad with leg injury
By Tom Marshall (espnfc.com)


Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado will miss upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, the national federation says.

Medical tests carried out on Monday morning showed PSV Eindhoven midfielder Guardado had an unspecified right leg injury, the FMF confirmed in a statement.

Guardado is set to stay with El Tri's squad for the key CONCACAF qualifying matches, despite the injury, while there was no immediate news on a replacement being called in.

The 30-year-old isn't the only absentee for Juan Carlos Osorio's squad. LA Galaxy's Giovani dos Santos, Porto's Jesus "Tecatito" Corona, Eintracht Frankfurt's Marco Fabian and Pachuca's Hirving Lozano all haven't traveled because of injury or lack of full match fitness.

Mexico is currently in second place in the Hexagonal standings, behind Costa Rica after two rounds of matches.

El Tri hosts Costa Rica on March 24 before facing Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain four days later.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: asylumseeker on March 20, 2017, 07:14:38 PM
Mexico Squad

Goalkeepers

Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).

Defenders

Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Diego Reyes (RCD Espanyol), Hector Moreno (PSV), Miguel Layun (FC Porto), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Luis Reyes (Atlas).

Midfielders

Jesus Molina (Monterrey), Hector Herrera (FC Porto), Jesus Dueñas (Tigres), Andres Guardado (PSV), Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Jurgen Damm (Tigres), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas UNAM), Luis Montes (Leon), Elias Hernandez (Leon).

Forwards

Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Oribe Peralta (Club America).

Without prejudice to the injured or absent opponents, this player is the potential 'Joel Campbell' of the match.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: palos on March 21, 2017, 01:42:22 PM
We lucky Corona not in the squad
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Flex on March 21, 2017, 03:13:47 PM
Head To Head Record

LAST FIVE GAMES   DATE   COMPETITION

Mexico  3-3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNaHjh0snlM)  Trinidad and Tobago, Sep 4, 2015   
International Friendly

Mexico  4-4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZBhf7f5ilw)  Trinidad and Tobago, Jul 15, 2015   
CONCACAF Gold Cup

Mexico  1-0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmkjXdnABr0)  Trinidad and Tobago, Jul 20, 2013   
CONCACAF Gold Cup

Trinidad and Tobago  2-2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFX-Simce5E)  Mexico, Oct 14, 2009   
World Cup Qualifying

Trinidad and Tobago  1-2  Mexico, Jun 10, 2009   
World Cup Qualifying

Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 21, 2017, 03:25:35 PM
Cummings was the difference in both games btw..

Let's see what Molino do, he has plenty talk but hasn't shined for our national team to date ....

Jones and Cummings played off each other, can Molino be as equally unselfish is the key question ... we will see come Friday.. judgement day
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Adam Lake on March 21, 2017, 08:19:31 PM
Cummings was the difference in both games btw..

Let's see what Molino do, he has plenty talk but hasn't shined for our national team to date ....

Jones and Cummings played off each other, can Molino be as equally unselfish is the key question ... we will see come Friday.. judgement day

Agreed! Molino needs to show his worth....
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: pull stones on March 22, 2017, 09:32:22 PM
Cummings was the difference in both games btw..

Let's see what Molino do, he has plenty talk but hasn't shined for our national team to date ....

Jones and Cummings played off each other, can Molino be as equally unselfish is the key question ... we will see come Friday.. judgement day

Agreed! Molino needs to show his worth....
adam please don't encourage this nut job he needs to see a head doctor ASAP.  in case you haven't noticed Kevin has been quite consistent pre season and the beginning of the regular season, so what do you guys want from the lad, his blood?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 23, 2017, 02:52:54 AM
Cummings was the difference in both games btw..

Let's see what Molino do, he has plenty talk but hasn't shined for our national team to date ....

Jones and Cummings played off each other, can Molino be as equally unselfish is the key question ... we will see come Friday.. judgement day

Agreed! Molino needs to show his worth....
adam please don't encourage this nut job he needs to see a head doctor ASAP.  in case you haven't noticed Kevin has been quite consistent pre season and the beginning of the regular season, so what do you guys want from the lad, his blood?

When they release you from the psych ward?

What has Molino done for the national team? His premature retirement from national football and disruptive behaviour contributed to throwing Hart underneath the bus idiot..

Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Dinner Mints on March 23, 2017, 08:42:19 AM
What has Molino done for the national team?

(https://image.ibb.co/e3H53v/molino.png)
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Sam on March 23, 2017, 08:47:24 AM
What has Molino done for the national team?

(https://image.ibb.co/e3H53v/molino.png)

15 goals against Dominican Republic, St Vincent, French Guiana, Curaçao and Antigua.

Not saying he is a bad player, but he need to step it up in big games.

Ah still have hope for him because I know he alright.

Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 23, 2017, 12:39:22 PM
What has Molino done for the national team?

(https://image.ibb.co/e3H53v/molino.png)

I was waiting for someone to post bush league stats for Molino...

When he scores against Mexico and panama and bigger teams he will get my approval..

Cummings showed up for big games, let's see if Molino can also show...
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: sjahrain on March 23, 2017, 01:00:28 PM
This is the beginning of a new era...Just want my team to play like they  name ....Warriors....And warriors do not take  prisoners ...We cannot come out timid ... we must play like hungry lions
Show Panama...Its a brand new bag   ....SOCA  RED
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 24, 2017, 09:10:37 PM
Mexico handling Costa Rica with great aplomb we had bring we a game and press d shit outa dem on monday or we will be in trouble
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: kounty on March 24, 2017, 09:10:51 PM
who have the link for this mexico - costa rica match goin on now?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 24, 2017, 09:12:41 PM
who have the link for this mexico - costa rica match goin on now?


might have ads I have ah filter

http://goatd.net/194352/watch-mexico-vs-costa-rica
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 24, 2017, 09:51:20 PM
mexico win good result for we, jus hadda do we business on monday
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 24, 2017, 09:55:01 PM
we have to get ah result we bottom of d table on GD
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: 100% Barataria on March 24, 2017, 09:56:44 PM
mexico win good result for we, jus hadda do we business on monday

And then again on Tuesday  ;D
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 24, 2017, 09:57:16 PM
mexico win good result for we, jus hadda do we business on monday

And then again on Tuesday  ;D

yeah dat :o :o ::) :-[
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 25, 2017, 04:47:04 AM
Tallest need to get his strategy right because we can't play this brand of football we played today against Mexico.. they will whip us with no mercy

Hart figured them out even without a full staff and support and limited funding and undermining..

Tallest has no excuses, he has everything at his disposal and a full team, he needs to come better than this mediocre display he had in terms of his Strategy against Panama
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: sweetiepaper on March 25, 2017, 10:24:16 AM
What has Molino done for the national team?

(https://image.ibb.co/e3H53v/molino.png)

I was waiting for someone to post bush league stats for Molino...

When he scores against Mexico and panama and bigger teams he will get my approval..

Cummings showed up for big games, let's see if Molino can also show...
Well???
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on March 25, 2017, 12:48:44 PM
Tallest need to get his strategy right because we can't play this brand of football we played today against Mexico.. they will whip us with no mercy

Hart figured them out even without a full staff and support and limited funding and undermining..

Tallest has no excuses, he has everything at his disposal and a full team, he needs to come better than this mediocre display he had in terms of his Strategy against Panama
Did we watch the same game? The plan was Dope yo! Better teams like Haiti, Mexico and JA have tried to beat this same Panama side thinking the same thing you are and get whipped back into dimension x.. why u think they not in the hex? All dem crazy madmen tactical mindset of the critics makes me cringe - because many of them don't really know what on earth they ranting about - just mad judgmental for no reason... Mexico is a different sea fish.. ofc the approach will be different to cope with the little ratfish called chicarito
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 25, 2017, 01:28:26 PM
Tallest need to get his strategy right because we can't play this brand of football we played today against Mexico.. they will whip us with no mercy

Hart figured them out even without a full staff and support and limited funding and undermining..

Tallest has no excuses, he has everything at his disposal and a full team, he needs to come better than this mediocre display he had in terms of his Strategy against Panama
Did we watch the same game? The plan was Dope yo! Better teams like Haiti, Mexico and JA have tried to beat this same Panama side thinking the same thing you are and get whipped back into dimension x.. why u think they not in the hex? All dem crazy madmen tactical mindset of the critics makes me cringe - because many of them don't really know what on earth they ranting about - just mad judgmental for no reason... Mexico is a different sea fish.. ofc the approach will be different to cope with the little ratfish called chicarito

We obviously agree the disagree...

I didn't see any flare from the players who normally express themselves on the pitch or have before.. we won but it wasn't impressive and our mid was not fluid.. we can't get away with how we played today against Mexico ...nothing about yesterdays performance was dynamic...
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 25, 2017, 01:29:58 PM
What has Molino done for the national team?

(https://image.ibb.co/e3H53v/molino.png)

I was waiting for someone to post bush league stats for Molino...

When he scores against Mexico and panama and bigger teams he will get my approval..

Cummings showed up for big games, let's see if Molino can also show...
Well???

Congrats he score a much needed goal that was long overdue, now it's time to prove his worth against Mexico
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: sjahrain on March 25, 2017, 05:17:11 PM
What is flare when you loose
We won so I will smoke that and be happy
Goals win matches not flare my friend..We won, we can all agree that much work needs to be done, considering where we were after the first two games and all the turmoil this team has been through it's a minute or miracle that we were victorious last night
I will let Panama try and figure it out...We will know that when we meet next time
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Trin on March 25, 2017, 10:56:07 PM
Dont need style now we need substance.. much like 2005. Keep it simple, keep the ball constructively, press when defending, score our chances. We did enough of that to win.

Things to note:
That was arguably our easiest game on paper.
Panama playing a 4141 played into our hands and allowed us to use the 4231 holding the ball deeper and building from the back. Note the difference with CR and Hon who both played WBs effectively 5 across the middle and even Pan when they switched in the second half to two strikers and were able to possess the ball further up the pitch. Thankfully they didn't have better finishers. We need to be able to counter such a tactical adjustment better.

All in all great result and on to Mex
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: rotatopoti3 on March 25, 2017, 11:09:42 PM
Ah feel we should play for a 0-0 draw against Mexico.

Our strength would you believe may be our defense.





Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: 100% Barataria on March 25, 2017, 11:24:15 PM
Mex travel record to TT since 02 campaign far from impressive, even when we struggle.  TM could post the stats.

Anyway, that plus a few bucks will buy you a loaf of bread.

Best of luck to the boys come Tuesday, all to play for....
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: pull stones on March 26, 2017, 03:04:07 AM
Mex travel record to TT since 02 campaign far from impressive, even when we struggle.  TM could post the stats.

Anyway, that plus a few bucks will buy you a loaf of bread.

Best of luck to the boys come Tuesday, all to play for....
i hope if we get passed Mexico on Tuesday that the fans don't get too besides themselves and pressure the team and the coach into an unrealistic position.  my view is to take this one step at a tine, after all we only beat panama 1-0 at home, and that is nothing to go crazy about. take it easy folks and let's build in silence. please.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 26, 2017, 04:35:25 AM
Dont need style now we need substance.. much like 2005. Keep it simple, keep the ball constructively, press when defending, score our chances. We did enough of that to win.

Things to note:
That was arguably our easiest game on paper.
Panama playing a 4141 played into our hands and allowed us to use the 4231 holding the ball deeper and building from the back. Note the difference with CR and Hon who both played WBs effectively 5 across the middle and even Pan when they switched in the second half to two strikers and were able to possess the ball further up the pitch. Thankfully they didn't have better finishers. We need to be able to counter such a tactical adjustment better.

All in all great result and on to Mex

What I saw as well, Tallest didn't adjust well to that tactical change by pan, which created pressure and almost caused us to cave in in the last 25 mins...

Like I said, Mexico won't be as easy and won't allow opportunities to be wasted as pan did..
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Flex on March 26, 2017, 05:55:45 AM
Lawrence: Mexico the focus, not celebrations.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Head coach Dennis Lawrence says T&T’s celebrations over the Panama victory will be short-lived, as the side must now focus all their attention on Tuesday’s massive clash against Mexico at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.

The hosts revived their 2018 World Cup dream when they edged Panama 1-0 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Friday night, marking their first win of the campaign after losing their opening two games against Costa Rica and Honduras last November.

But Lawrence warned his players that while they needed to enjoy the result and take confidence from it, Mexico would provide an even bigger challenge.

“We can enjoy it only for five minutes because the focus goes immediately onto Mexico,” the former national defender told a post-game media conference on Friday.

“We have to start preparing. We have to try and take advantage of the situation we are in; the boys are on a high at the moment but we need to start immediately on focussing on Mexico.”

He added: “[I feel] exactly the same as I felt going into the Panama game: optimistic, encouraged but obviously understanding that it’s not going to be easy by any means whatsoever.

“We’re going to have to work, we’ve got a short space of time to prepare for the game. The recovery is very, very important but going into the game I would like to think the boys are going with a little more confidence.”

MLS star Kevin Molino scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute to put T&T ahead at half-time, and they defended well in the second half to come away with an important three points.

The side, which included veteran striker Kenwyne Jones along with experienced players like Khaleem Hyland and Cordell Cato, seemed to gel well on the pitch, and Lawrence said they had integrated the ideas put forward during the preparation phase.

“I think the players just took on board the work that we’ve been trying to do. The work is to be confident in what we are going to do,” he stressed.

“We have direction, we know exactly what we’re going to do, [we have to] be brave, be confident and go out and do it because you’ve got nothing to lose.”

He contiued: “We are in a situation now where we have to believe in the work that we are going to do. If we work on the training pitch and we work on certain things and then we go into the game and try and do something different, we’re defeating the purpose.”

Lawrence, in his first full international after taking over the troubled World Cup campaign in January, said the side had also sent a positive message to the country.

“I can’t fault the boys for their effort. I thought they all worked very, very hard, they worked as a group and they tried to five the public something [that said] ‘these boys are here fighting for the country.’”

Some 11,618 spectators witnessed the match. Due to the low ticket sales, the T&T Football Association did not give anyone the rights to carry the match on television.

In other CONCACAF qualifiers, Mexico defeated visiting Costa Rica 2-0 and the US won 6-0 at home against Honduras. CMC

RELATED NEWS

Lawrence: No time to celebrate.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


TRINIDAD AND Tobago coach Dennis Lawrence said his players have little or no time to celebrate Friday evening’s 1-0 win over Panama in their 2018 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF Zone Final Round qualifier.

The 42-year-old T&T coach, during the post-game media conference at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, stressed, “We can enjoy only five minutes because the focus would be immediately on Mexico. We have to start preparing.” Mexico defeated Costa Rica 2-0 at home on Friday night, and will face the T&T squad at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday.

He said he is taking nothing to chance with the Mexico game a couple of days away and is awaiting a report from a scout that attended Mexico’s game.

“I’ve got an idea what Mexico (are) all about,” said Lawrence. “I managed to send somebody out to watch the Mexico game. We’ll get a report and we’ll work on Mexico immediately.” Lawrence refused to divulge the identity of the person sent to the Mexico-Costa Rica but he pointed out, “It’s one of our coaches who works with the (TT Football Association).

It’s somebody that I trust.” He continued, “I’m not stupid, I know we’re not wealthy as a nation but there are ways to get things done. I just suggested we’ve got coaches involved in the FA, somebody who I trust, let’s send him to the Mexico game.” Kevin Molino scored in the 37th minute to guarantee full points for the hosts on Friday evening, and Lawrence lauded his forward’s performance.

“Kevin was outstanding from a point that he was one of our players that allowed us to get up the pitch,” said Lawrence. “He was always involved in everything. It’s just unfortunate that he ran out a bit of gas (but) he was brilliant.”

Reflecting on the goal, the ex-TT defender said, “They (Panama) had one player (defender Roman Torres) off the pitch. I thought we just needed to take advantage of it so I tried to get them to get the ball forward as quick as possible because they were down to 10 men. Fortunately, the boys responded to it and we got the goal.” Asked about his captain Kenwyne Jones’ showing, Lawrence replied, “The captain led by example.

The captain gave me all what I wanted from him. He gave me every single thing he (could). His decision-making at times could be better but as long as he gives me (effort) I’m happy.” Another shock move in the starting line-up was Daneil Cyrus moving from his usual position as right-back to centre-back, due to the unavailability of Sheldon Bateau (suspension), Radanfah Abu Bakr and Carlyle Mitchell (injury).

“Before I left Trinidad to go abroad (to coach), that’s the position I saw him play. And I thought he was a good centre back. We tried him in training. He did well (against Panama) but he has to keep his concentration going all the way through.” About the supporters who attended Friday’s game, the TT coach urged them to not give up and urge the players forward as they seek to qualify for Russia 2018.

“I want to thank them for their efforts. We have to start believing as a nation that it can be done. It is very difficult but it can be done.

We just need to get away from the idea that when it looks like it’s going to happen we’ll jump on board.

Let’s get behind the boys now,” he declared.

Panama coach Hernan Gomez was so upset by the result that he refused all requests for interviews, by both the local and Panama journalists.

Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Deeks on March 26, 2017, 06:12:28 AM
Low tickets sales means no tv coverage locally?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: asylumseeker on March 26, 2017, 06:33:12 AM
Quote
He said he is taking nothing to chance with the Mexico game a couple of days away and is awaiting a report from a scout that attended Mexico’s game.

“I’ve got an idea what Mexico (are) all about,” said Lawrence. “I managed to send somebody out to watch the Mexico game. We’ll get a report and we’ll work on Mexico immediately.” Lawrence refused to divulge the identity of the person sent to the Mexico-Costa Rica but he pointed out, “It’s one of our coaches who works with the (TT Football Association).

I would hope no one bouncing dey head to figure out who the coach is.

Obvious.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: gawd on pitch on March 26, 2017, 07:45:29 AM
Hart had it wrong by putting Cyrus on RB. Cyrus is a born CB. I expect him and Bateau to start as CB. Williams and Gonzalez will take the left and right positions on defense.

This Mexico team is tricky. They play fast and keep the ball on the ground.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 26, 2017, 09:07:56 AM
Quote
He said he is taking nothing to chance with the Mexico game a couple of days away and is awaiting a report from a scout that attended Mexico’s game.

“I’ve got an idea what Mexico (are) all about,” said Lawrence. “I managed to send somebody out to watch the Mexico game. We’ll get a report and we’ll work on Mexico immediately.” Lawrence refused to divulge the identity of the person sent to the Mexico-Costa Rica but he pointed out, “It’s one of our coaches who works with the (TT Football Association).

I would hope no one bouncing dey head to figure out who the coach is.

Obvious.


They shoulda send Morace. All dat $$$ she getting pay  ;D
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: pull stones on March 26, 2017, 09:23:59 AM
Dont need style now we need substance.. much like 2005. Keep it simple, keep the ball constructively, press when defending, score our chances. We did enough of that to win.

Things to note:
That was arguably our easiest game on paper.
Panama playing a 4141 played into our hands and allowed us to use the 4231 holding the ball deeper and building from the back. Note the difference with CR and Hon who both played WBs effectively 5 across the middle and even Pan when they switched in the second half to two strikers and were able to possess the ball further up the pitch. Thankfully they didn't have better finishers. We need to be able to counter such a tactical adjustment better.

All in all great result and on to Mex

What I saw as well, Tallest didn't adjust well to that tactical change by pan, which created pressure and almost caused us to cave in in the last 25 mins...

Like I said, Mexico won't be as easy and won't allow opportunities to be wasted as pan did..
let me guess, hart would have handled it better right? sighhh
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 26, 2017, 10:29:22 AM
Dont need style now we need substance.. much like 2005. Keep it simple, keep the ball constructively, press when defending, score our chances. We did enough of that to win.

Things to note:
That was arguably our easiest game on paper.
Panama playing a 4141 played into our hands and allowed us to use the 4231 holding the ball deeper and building from the back. Note the difference with CR and Hon who both played WBs effectively 5 across the middle and even Pan when they switched in the second half to two strikers and were able to possess the ball further up the pitch. Thankfully they didn't have better finishers. We need to be able to counter such a tactical adjustment better.

All in all great result and on to Mex

What I saw as well, Tallest didn't adjust well to that tactical change by pan, which created pressure and almost caused us to cave in in the last 25 mins...

Like I said, Mexico won't be as easy and won't allow opportunities to be wasted as pan did..
let me guess, hart would have handled it better right? sighhh

he can't argue dat CR played 3-4-3 and Hon either did the same or 3-5-2 either way 3/5 man back lines are becoming popular in CA we need to recognize and plan for it....I would like us to learn how to play it, but it needs time and extensive work to get right or u will get burn especially 3-4-3
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Jefferz on March 26, 2017, 10:42:20 AM
Vintage Rotatopoti3 post.

Ah feel we should play for a 0-0 draw against Mexico.

Our strength would you believe may be our defense.






Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: legal alien on March 26, 2017, 01:00:05 PM
Mex travel record to TT since 02 campaign far from impressive, even when we struggle.  TM could post the stats.

Anyway, that plus a few bucks will buy you a loaf of bread.

Best of luck to the boys come Tuesday, all to play for....
i hope if we get passed Mexico on Tuesday that the fans don't get too besides themselves and pressure the team and the coach into an unrealistic position.  my view is to take this one step at a tine, after all we only beat panama 1-0 at home, and that is nothing to go crazy about. take it easy folks and let's build in silence. please.

Nah, I don't think it's unrealistic that we will win the next five games and come out on top of the hex , qualifying in the process. We should only be thinking about three points for every game. And yes I was confident that TnT would beat Panama.With our current head coaching staff and player talent , you can't say we don't have what it takes.I'm kind of hoping the wins will be of a bigger margin.Trinidad and Tobago will qualify directly for Russia 2018.Watch and see.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 26, 2017, 01:15:07 PM
Mex travel record to TT since 02 campaign far from impressive, even when we struggle.  TM could post the stats.

Anyway, that plus a few bucks will buy you a loaf of bread.

Best of luck to the boys come Tuesday, all to play for....
i hope if we get passed Mexico on Tuesday that the fans don't get too besides themselves and pressure the team and the coach into an unrealistic position.  my view is to take this one step at a tine, after all we only beat panama 1-0 at home, and that is nothing to go crazy about. take it easy folks and let's build in silence. please.

Nah, I don't think it's unrealistic that we will win the next five games and come out on top of the hex , qualifying in the process. We should only be thinking about three points for every game. And yes I was confident that TnT would beat Panama.With our current head coaching staff and player talent , you can't say we don't have what it takes.I'm kind of hoping the wins will be of a bigger margin.Trinidad and Tobago will qualify directly for Russia 2018.Watch and see.

If they're firing on all cylinders we will qualify in the 3... I'm also confident unless the dictator has other plans and the team rebels because of off the field issues...

We always had the talent to qualify in the 3, we are better than Costa Rica ...
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Cocorite on March 26, 2017, 04:09:01 PM
What line up will Dennis go with for Mex?

Will he go for fresh legs where he can?

Will we see Bateau? Plaza?

Carlos did well, but against speedy/tricky Mex?

Wah allyuh saying?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: sjahrain on March 26, 2017, 05:21:46 PM
I'm also confident unless the dictator has other plans and the team rebels because of off the field issues...
This has gotten much bigger than he at this time
I see him a Waggonist right now...Just look at that fake hug he gave DL in the dressing room
Right now he is like a boil on the heel of progress
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: MEP on March 26, 2017, 05:31:42 PM
I'm also confident unless the dictator has other plans and the team rebels because of off the field issues...
This has gotten much bigger than he at this time
I see him a Waggonist right now...Just look at that fake hug he gave DL in the dressing room
Right now he is like a boil on the heel of progress

why is he even in the locker room??????
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 26, 2017, 06:00:40 PM
I'm also confident unless the dictator has other plans and the team rebels because of off the field issues...
This has gotten much bigger than he at this time
I see him a Waggonist right now...Just look at that fake hug he gave DL in the dressing room
Right now he is like a boil on the heel of progress

why is he even in the locker room??????

The fake hug is due to the fact that the fans and online community spoke out about his corruption and manipulating results and sabotage..

He's trying to pretend to like the fact we won, deep down he wants us to lose because he has his money 💰 tied up with us losing...

He also lost tv rights, so the next agm he will be gone, he had promised to pay his minions when he acquired the tv rights but now he can't

Plenty corruption going on...fifas role in this has also been exposed to a certain extent, so they are threading carefully because we know who's paying Tallest salary...
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socapro on March 26, 2017, 08:51:47 PM
Low tickets sales means no tv coverage locally?

Yeap and it makes plenty sense!!

Check this out!

WHY WAS THE T&T VS PANAMA MATCH NOT SHOWN ON LOCAL TELEVISION?
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 22:00


The T&T versus Panama match is not being shown on any local television station.

This is quite contrary to what Trinbagonians have grown accustomed to. But we did a little bit of digging, and Ryan Bachoo tries to explain why you're not watching the match live from your homes.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ynmWjNl0TRg
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Tallman on March 26, 2017, 09:44:17 PM
T&T prepares for Mexico meeting.
TTFA Media.


Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men’s Team will have a final training session on Monday evening at the Hasely Crawford Stadium ahead of Tuesday’s CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against Mexico scheduled for a 7pm kick off.

Head Coach Dennis Lawrence led his team through a recovery session on Saturday morning followed by a late afternoon session on Sunday.

The Mexican team is scheduled to arrive on a charter around 9pm on Sunday and will train at the Hasely Crawford Stadium at 7:15pm on Monday.

Meantime, reflecting on the team’s performance on Friday, goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams stated the result was reflection of the way the players were able to lift their performance from previous matches.

“First and foremost we thank God for giving us the opportunity to get things back on track. We knew Panama would be difficult because they are one of the better teams in Concacaf

“We stuck to the game plan. Fortunately for us the new coach came in and really stamped himself and his impressions on how he wanted us to play and we did our best to produce that type of performance,” Williams told TTFA Media.

The Central FC player looking ahead to the Mexico clash, added” In the recent past we had the opportunities to get the better of Mexico. Now we have a lot of confidence gained after the result against Panama. We will be going out to try and get the three points because we want to win every game no matter the opposition,” Williams added.

“It was good for me personally to get my first start for the year and I am hoping to maintain my form in the upcoming games.”

Khaleem Hyland added: “It was good the way we approached the game. We looked over a couple videos of the opponent and we were aware of their strong points. We did everything the coach wanted of us and we managed the game well also. We just have to keep going, keep focused and continue the play the football we can. Hopefully we can have a bigger crowd in the next game.”

“We have to stay disciplined like we did in the two previous games against Mexico. They know what we are capable of and we also know our weak areas which we are continuing to work on. We try our best not to give Mexico any room to play because we know they can be dangerous when that happens,” Hyland added.

Defender Daneil Cyrus said the players came together to grind out the result.

“The guys came together and said the fans are on our backs and we need to pull it off. The guys came together and said if the people and supporting us, then we need to put on a show to make them happy and we did that. We will do our best to take this into the game against Mexico on Tuesday,” Cyrus said.

Tickets are on sale at Lotto Locations throughout the country priced at $350 (covered) and $200 (uncovered)

Video - Hyland, Williams and Cyrus look ahead to Mexico. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR758jHRDFA)

T&T Players issue “Kick Out the Crime” message

Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Senior Men’s Team led by captain Kenwyne Jones issued a peace call with a collaboration of messages coming out of the Team’s residential camp in Port of Spain on Saturday following the 1-0 victory over Panama in Friday’s 2018 World Cup Qualifier.

The idea came about on the eve of the encounter following numerous reports of criminal activities, murders and violence against women circulating in the local press over the past few weeks.

But the focus was on achieve the victory against the Panama and with that accomplished, the players were then ready to send their messages.

“Right now the crime situation is a not a pleasing one,” said Jan Michael Wiliams in a video that features messages from Jones, Kevin Molino, Khaleem Hyland, Curtis Gonzales, Mekeil Williams and Daneil Cyrus.

The following messages were voiced by the players.

“We stand against Crime! Stop the Violence Now, Respect our Women. Protect our Women, Love them and Protect them!

“Let’s come together and Protect T&T. Let us all make this place safer”

“I have a mother, I have a Wife and and also daughter. You also have a Wife, a Mother and a Sister. Let’s come together to stand against violence against our women.”

“Do you part to make T&T better.”

“Let us come together to make T&T a better and safer place,” were the final words spoken by Williams in the one minute and twenty three second video clip which ended with a shot of the crowd applauding T&T’s victory at the final whistle and Hyland kneeling in prayer on the field following the referee’s final whistle on Friday night.

Video - Kick out Crime - A Message from the T&T Men's Senior Team (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDZWLTLgXPY)

WATCH: Jan-Michael Williams, Khaleem Hyland, and Daneil Cyrus look ahead to Mexico

https://www.youtube.com/v/rR758jHRDFA
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: g on March 27, 2017, 05:31:08 AM
On the radio coverage pre game on Friday and on his regular Saturday evening program. Andre Baptiste lamented the lack of support in terms of the crowd. He also mentioned a few times Soca Warriors Online and the big flag that we used to have in the past. Both the USA and Mexico home games on Friday featured huge flags on the field.

I dunno how we could work that one out for tomorrow on short notice. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: frico on March 27, 2017, 05:41:05 AM
We have pace and we must use it against Mexico,we have got very good results against Mexico before by running at them,I always remember reading how we beat them 4-0 in 73 by using that ploy,lets do it again.They are a tricky team and we have to be smart about how we go about it,I'm sure our coaching staff will let them know,we can't go out and "park de bus".
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Adam Lake on March 27, 2017, 11:18:59 AM
On the radio coverage pre game on Friday and on his regular Saturday evening program. Andre Baptiste lamented the lack of support in terms of the crowd. He also mentioned a few times Soca Warriors Online and the big flag that we used to have in the past. Both the USA and Mexico home games on Friday featured huge flags on the field.

I dunno how we could work that one out for tomorrow on short notice. Any ideas?

If it's one game we need to unleash the Big Flag, is tomorrow...
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Big Magician on March 27, 2017, 05:50:55 PM
Small Mag went to the stadium this evening..he said Mexico using a huge double Decker AC bus...and TnT pile into 3 red band maxi...
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: 100% Barataria on March 27, 2017, 05:54:38 PM
Small Mag went to the stadium this evening..he said Mexico using a huge double Decker AC bus...and TnT pile into 3 red band maxi...

Dey had pong?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Big Magician on March 27, 2017, 05:59:00 PM
ah guess....hahha
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Tallman on March 27, 2017, 10:12:47 PM
Hart had it wrong by putting Cyrus on RB. Cyrus is a born CB. I expect him and Bateau to start as CB. Williams and Gonzalez will take the left and right positions on defense.

This Mexico team is tricky. They play fast and keep the ball on the ground.

Cyrus was only deployed as right-back because of the injury to Justin Hoyte. Triston Hodge was used in that position for the South American and China tour, and made a good impression, but unfortunately got injured in the process.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Sando prince on March 27, 2017, 10:55:15 PM

https://www.youtube.com/v/a2JdVpypwus
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 28, 2017, 03:13:03 AM

https://www.youtube.com/v/a2JdVpypwus

Nice doc...
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Tallman on March 28, 2017, 07:22:06 AM
WATCH: Trinidad and Tobago vs Mexico Preview

https://www.youtube.com/v/3f8evjNKKoQ
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Trin on March 28, 2017, 08:09:18 AM
Good chance Mexico play 3 at the back which will leave us in a familiar situation of how to counter. Haven't seen a good tactical adjustment to do so as yet. In the last game I assumed Panama would have done the same and thought a 4321 (wide) would work better. Think it could work here too.

The problem with the wing backs coming to play I think is that we get pushed back and we allow too much possession in our final third which is asking for trouble. Especially with Mexico. With more men in the middle we could break up play there and keep the ball better. It will also fill that gap between wing back and DM that is exploited in the 4231 with the diagonal into space.

Think we need to play a physical disruptive game and frustrate them, try to hold onto the ball when we do and limit our attacks mostly to the speedy wingers and long diagonal knock downs from KJ for them to run on to.

Think our best chance to win is to keep it close and score late ala Latapy. Bring on the speedsters Levi and Cato late and perhaps Boatswain

4321 Starting (knowing DL's preferences now)

__________________Jan-Michael Williams____________________
Edwards________Bateau____________Cyrus________________Williams
_______________Hyland_____Hector______George______________
J Jones_________________________________________________Molino
_________________________K Jones_________________________

Mexico

_______________Hernandez______Jimenez/Peralta_____________
Layun_____Herrera______J Dos Santos______Pineda__________Vela
________Arajuo___________Moreno______________Reyes_________
_________________________Ochoa____________________________


 :beermug:
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 28, 2017, 08:26:36 AM
honestly if going to try and play molino wide left yuh askin for trouble, unless yuh givin him some defensive leeway and catering to provide extra cover for him.....I noted while at orlando that more often than not he pretended to defend IMO...he would go through d motions be not have any kinda real effort
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Trin on March 28, 2017, 08:47:03 AM
honestly if going to try and play molino wide left yuh askin for trouble, unless yuh givin him some defensive leeway and catering to provide extra cover for him.....I noted while at orlando that more often than not he pretended to defend IMO...he would go through d motions be not have any kinda real effort

Neither Cato or Levi are much better. What would you suggest.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Jumbie on March 28, 2017, 08:47:12 AM
BEST of luck to the team and staff!








Hoping to see you all "Playing Nice"  :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 28, 2017, 09:17:25 AM
honestly if going to try and play molino wide left yuh askin for trouble, unless yuh givin him some defensive leeway and catering to provide extra cover for him.....I noted while at orlando that more often than not he pretended to defend IMO...he would go through d motions be not have any kinda real effort

Neither Cato or Levi are much better. What would you suggest.


honestly I would say leave molino(for now) on d bench play kenwin withdrawn and start boatswain on top.........I think kenwin's and what appeared to be good hustle from boatswain could rattle the mexicans.....yeah molino scored, but he was in and out of the game.....molino could be a late change and start ah "natural" winger............cummings and Jonathan Glenn did it to great effect in d 3-3 draw.....doh see molino providing dat....competently at least
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Tallman on March 28, 2017, 10:37:09 AM
Jared Borgetti and Kenwyne Jones

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8Az31bVAAA0VXO.jpg)
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: maxg on March 28, 2017, 10:49:15 AM
2 of my heros
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: palos on March 28, 2017, 12:19:23 PM

honestly I would say leave molino(for now) on d bench play kenwin withdrawn and start boatswain on top.........

You playing Mexico in a world cup qualifier and you would leave your goalscorer on the bench and instead play someone who has exactly 1 international appearance...AGAINST BARBADOS in a scrimmage....??   :yellowcard:

Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 28, 2017, 12:45:07 PM

honestly I would say leave molino(for now) on d bench play kenwin withdrawn and start boatswain on top.........

You playing Mexico in a world cup qualifier and you would leave your goalscorer on the bench and instead play someone who has exactly 1 international appearance...AGAINST BARBADOS in a scrimmage....??   :yellowcard:

I justified my thinkin on d matter based on past experience....you free to disagree....but feel we ah better off playing front men that COULD put REAL pressure on d mexicans to force mistakes...nutten against molino jus doh tink he will fit dat plan.....molino talented but not disruptive in a physical sense........yuh hadda weigh yuh tangibles with yuh intangibles...nutten does ever truly be black and white
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Majestic on March 28, 2017, 12:49:48 PM
Show dem Warriors...
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Big Magician on March 28, 2017, 01:38:39 PM
I am Stretched...Warmed Up..Got The Tactical Game Plan.
READY for THE MEXICANS...

Just give Everything Boys..tnt tnt tnt tnt tnt

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=977977492253091&set=pb.100001225493088.-2207520000.1490729558.&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: palos on March 28, 2017, 01:49:55 PM

honestly I would say leave molino(for now) on d bench play kenwin withdrawn and start boatswain on top.........

You playing Mexico in a world cup qualifier and you would leave your goalscorer on the bench and instead play someone who has exactly 1 international appearance...AGAINST BARBADOS in a scrimmage....??   :yellowcard:

I justified my thinkin on d matter based on past experience....you free to disagree....but feel we ah better off playing front men that COULD put REAL pressure on d mexicans to force mistakes...nutten against molino jus doh tink he will fit dat plan.....molino talented but not disruptive in a physical sense........yuh hadda weigh yuh tangibles with yuh intangibles...nutten does ever truly be black and white

Respeck  :beermug:
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 28, 2017, 02:37:07 PM

honestly I would say leave molino(for now) on d bench play kenwin withdrawn and start boatswain on top.........

You playing Mexico in a world cup qualifier and you would leave your goalscorer on the bench and instead play someone who has exactly 1 international appearance...AGAINST BARBADOS in a scrimmage....??   :yellowcard:

I justified my thinkin on d matter based on past experience....you free to disagree....but feel we ah better off playing front men that COULD put REAL pressure on d mexicans to force mistakes...nutten against molino jus doh tink he will fit dat plan.....molino talented but not disruptive in a physical sense........yuh hadda weigh yuh tangibles with yuh intangibles...nutten does ever truly be black and white

Respeck  :beermug:

small ting...doh if I did play molino it would be in d right "half space"  and let d wingback on he flank stay home
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on March 28, 2017, 04:09:35 PM
We can start with 2 wingers.. Cato and Garcia GL TNT
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Cocorite on March 28, 2017, 04:17:06 PM
Any Internet links?

Thx
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: samo on March 28, 2017, 04:28:49 PM
Go T&T,,
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socapro on March 28, 2017, 04:31:10 PM
I am Stretched...Warmed Up..Got The Tactical Game Plan.
READY for THE MEXICANS...

Just give Everything Boys..tnt tnt tnt tnt tnt

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=977977492253091&set=pb.100001225493088.-2207520000.1490729558.&type=3&theater
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: che on March 28, 2017, 04:39:58 PM
T&T WE WANT A GOAL  :wavetowel:
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: vb on March 28, 2017, 04:42:34 PM
If it were up to me


                                                         JMP

CARLOS                         BATEAU............CYRUS...........................MW


KATO                                 HYLAND     KJ                                           JJ



                                             MOLINO          BOATSWAIN

But it's not up to me.
FIFA just announced the lineup and  bateau and Carlos on the bench.

Good luck my Warriors.

VB
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Jefferz on March 28, 2017, 04:57:33 PM

honestly I would say leave molino(for now) on d bench play kenwin withdrawn and start boatswain on top.........

You playing Mexico in a world cup qualifier and you would leave your goalscorer on the bench and instead play someone who has exactly 1 international appearance...AGAINST BARBADOS in a scrimmage....??   :yellowcard:



Nah boy Lefty, I'm afraid I'm going to have to agree with Palos here. Most acutely, because ya talkin madness.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 28, 2017, 05:04:19 PM
Joevin look up for it
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Bitter on March 28, 2017, 05:05:27 PM
All set to watch this cut-arse in hi-def
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Deeks on March 28, 2017, 05:05:50 PM
Whey the fans?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Thomo on March 28, 2017, 05:07:13 PM
links?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: che on March 28, 2017, 05:07:29 PM
Any english links?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socapro on March 28, 2017, 05:08:47 PM
Live audio commentary at: http://104.238.99.1:8000/i955fm.mp3 & http://news.power102fm.com/?inside
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: toonmili on March 28, 2017, 05:09:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SvsXspvY0E
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: che on March 28, 2017, 05:16:15 PM
Nice try on the short corner
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: samo on March 28, 2017, 05:24:10 PM
Some really nice knock from T&T
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Bitter on March 28, 2017, 05:25:53 PM
This is the first time I watching the Dennis Lawrence version of T&T. We looking decent.
But then, that is how it does always start.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Bitter on March 28, 2017, 05:28:01 PM
The ref and the linesman done tiefin already
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Bitter on March 28, 2017, 05:32:59 PM
Robbery with V!
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 28, 2017, 05:33:28 PM
ref get dat wrong
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: samo on March 28, 2017, 05:34:36 PM
Some real bad calls.. that should be goal for T&T
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: DeSoWa on March 28, 2017, 05:34:41 PM
That lines man calling everything offside  >:(
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: toonmili on March 28, 2017, 05:34:53 PM
Anyone have an English feed
Title: Foock them Jamaican referee.. !!!
Post by: Sam on March 28, 2017, 05:34:55 PM
That wasn't offside.

De ref bad mind.

Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: soccerman on March 28, 2017, 05:35:07 PM
He called a bad offside on KJ earlier too :cursing:
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 28, 2017, 05:35:28 PM
It was tight. We benefit against Panama. So it does go.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: samo on March 28, 2017, 05:36:19 PM
Was not even close..
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Bitter on March 28, 2017, 05:37:00 PM
It was tight. We benefit against Panama. So it does go.

Like I does tell my buddy. Yuh only get to be reasonable after the game, and 2 beers.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: chinee boi on March 28, 2017, 05:37:52 PM
wow BS Mr linesman
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Bitter on March 28, 2017, 05:47:16 PM
That was a good first half. Mexico put in some dangerous crosses. We getting tief by the linesman.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 28, 2017, 05:47:58 PM
Anyone have an English feed


http://goatd.net/195006/watch-trinidad-and-tobago-vs-mexico
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: soccerman on March 28, 2017, 05:52:24 PM
Overall we're playing well and gaining confidence, we have Mexico in their back foot. We just can't afford to get careless.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 28, 2017, 05:54:32 PM
Overall we're playing well and gaining confidence, we have Mexico in their back foot. We just can't afford to get careless.

we shoulda have d damn lead too
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socafan on March 28, 2017, 06:01:10 PM
That was a disgraceful offside call by the linesman. Just watched the replay on Spanish language TV. They self saying perfect positioning, clear goal. Should be 1-0 TNT. Then the same idiot linesman followed it up with more dubious offside calls.

Whey dey find he from??

steups
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Fensic on March 28, 2017, 06:01:25 PM
Definitely a WINNABLE game for the Soca Warriors. Mexico is vulnerable down their right side.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Fensic on March 28, 2017, 06:03:59 PM
Definitely a WINNABLE game for the Soca Warriors. Mexico is vulnerable down their right side.

. . .Now their left side. .
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socafan on March 28, 2017, 06:07:31 PM
Mexico vulnerable period. There is a BIG gap between their defence and midfield
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 28, 2017, 06:11:45 PM
What shit
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: MEP on March 28, 2017, 06:14:15 PM
what a bulshit call by this ref...de man slide into the tackle there is no way that was intentional...
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 28, 2017, 06:14:50 PM
We fall for Mexico tactics. I was worried about our concentration after that debacle
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: ZANDOLIE on March 28, 2017, 06:15:07 PM
1-0 mexico
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: E-man on March 28, 2017, 06:15:18 PM
 >:(
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: che on March 28, 2017, 06:15:26 PM
 :cursing:
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Deeks on March 28, 2017, 06:15:59 PM
Oh boy!
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socafan on March 28, 2017, 06:17:29 PM
horrible officiating allround..
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 28, 2017, 06:20:14 PM
We concentration and application gone.

Not so simple psychology
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socafan on March 28, 2017, 06:21:45 PM
That fitness factor. Again. Men starting to make mistakes in the back.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 28, 2017, 06:24:25 PM
I think fitness have a part to play yes
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socafan on March 28, 2017, 06:27:15 PM
Cato is such an enigma. At times such excellence and next so amazingly lacking in composure.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 28, 2017, 06:32:45 PM
dat mexican get ah card
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: ZANDOLIE on March 28, 2017, 06:35:18 PM
We completely lack confidence now.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: ZANDOLIE on March 28, 2017, 06:36:31 PM
How the hell do these Mexicans get away with these dirty tactics????
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 28, 2017, 06:40:09 PM
Because we let them.

We can't control bad calls and we can't control the opposing teams histrionics.
Control the controllables.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: toonmili on March 28, 2017, 06:45:52 PM
it feels like we're playing with 9 men
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Fensic on March 28, 2017, 06:46:43 PM
Who leading 1 - 0 boy?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Bitter on March 28, 2017, 06:48:21 PM
So basically, we technically pretty good, we are also organized and seem to have commitment to defense, so we are hard to break down, But we lack a play maker. We have men who like to run and dribble, but they not creating chances.

I don't know that boatswain has added anything to this game. 
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Deeks on March 28, 2017, 06:51:34 PM
We lack ideas.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socafan on March 28, 2017, 06:53:23 PM
Hate absolutely hate to lose a game like that. Score should have been even. For me, an unimpressive Mexico. Actually thought Panama was better.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: E-man on March 28, 2017, 06:54:02 PM
Should have been a draw
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Sando prince on March 28, 2017, 06:54:58 PM
we played well in the first half but second half was very poor. Not sure what Lawrence tell dem fellas at half time but they played worse in the second half
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 28, 2017, 06:55:18 PM
robbed.......but I would say molino should be d one to come off...he mental was clearly off after d altercation
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: chinee boi on March 28, 2017, 06:55:47 PM
damn ref tief that game
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Sando prince on March 28, 2017, 06:55:53 PM
Cato is such an enigma. At times such excellence and next so amazingly lacking in composure.

He sometimes try to do too much!
.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: soccerman on March 28, 2017, 06:59:18 PM
Mexico :banginghead:
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 28, 2017, 06:59:49 PM
we played well in the first half but second half was very poor. Not sure what Lawrence tell dem fellas at half time but they played worse in the second half

The second half was more of the same as the first half until the big scuffle.

Chicharito is a nasty piece of work but effective. He got Molino a yellow card but most importantly broke our resolve. It was downhill after that
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 28, 2017, 07:00:32 PM
robbed.......but I would say molino should be d one to come off...he mental was clearly off after d altercation

The whole team especially as offensively we rotate around him and Joevin
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: soccerman on March 28, 2017, 07:03:55 PM
I think we're still in the hunt for the 4th spot, those guys played with effort and were organized defensively.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: FF on March 28, 2017, 07:04:57 PM
Steups. This whole f**king Hex was a giant wasted opportunity.

I just get vex out of the blue and had to drink two shot quick.  :cursing:

f**king DJW and he rum shop TGIF crew
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socafan on March 28, 2017, 07:05:03 PM
we played well in the first half but second half was very poor. Not sure what Lawrence tell dem fellas at half time but they played worse in the second half

The second half was more of the same as the first half until the big scuffle.

Chicharito is a nasty piece of work but effective. He got Molino a yellow card but most importantly broke our resolve. It was downhill after that

True this. I also wonder about the reasoning behind always taking k. Jones off second half. Not sure that improves the mental of the team, and so far, no evidence the play improves. To me anyway.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Sando prince on March 28, 2017, 07:05:42 PM
There were times in the second half when the Mexican attackers were left wide open down the middle to pump Jan with shots

As for our attack we create a good string of passes down the field only to loose possession in the final third. Joevin Jones is the ONLY T&T player to me who played well for most of the game.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Sando prince on March 28, 2017, 07:06:56 PM
I think we're still in the hunt for the 4th spot, those guys played with effort and were organized defensively.

We still in the hunt but its harder to win on the road and that's why we should be getting results at home
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Sando prince on March 28, 2017, 07:10:32 PM
We lack ideas.

Yup and anyone can tell by the players body language. With a few minutes remaining I did not feel a sense of urgency from our players, Seem like they were going with the flow or as you say they just lack ideas. Only when Joevin had the ball it was different
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: SWO_TNTFAN on March 28, 2017, 07:10:47 PM
Really proud of the guys. Karma is a hell of a thing. Molino challenge was a bit rough imo. That petty squabble broke the entire teams concentration and united the Mexicans. But all this said, they had to work really hard to get a result and I am sure this team will go from here stronger than before. The Panama game showed in the second half and Mexico work rate was  higher than ours winning the second balls.
Overall it don't feel like a loss, more like.. a gift we gave them.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: soccerman on March 28, 2017, 07:11:36 PM
Steups. This whole f**king Hex was a giant wasted opportunity.

I just get vex out of the blue and had to drink two shot quick.  :cursing:

f**king DJW and he rum shop TGIF crew
I ain forget we federation, I try to ignore them but I ain forget them.

We have to dig ourselves out of this hole because of them but the way we played the last 2 games, I think we're capable of picking up some points in the up coming games.

I wonder if de President go hug Lawerence tonight....he mus be in de stands cussing him way.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: ZANDOLIE on March 28, 2017, 07:12:21 PM
Well hard luck boys, that was a painful loss. Awful calls from the ref, disgraceful display from the Mexicans.

We dying for a strong presence in the middle.

How many games have we lost due to loosing concentration at critical times.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Sando prince on March 28, 2017, 07:12:34 PM
Really proud of the guys. Karma is a hell of a thing. Molino challenge was a bit rough imo. That petty squabble broke the entire teams concentration and united the Mexicans. But all this said, they had to work really hard to get a result and I am sure this team will go from here stronger than before. The Panama game showed in the second half and Mexico work rate was  higher than ours winning the second balls.
Overall it don't feel like a loss, more like.. a gift we gave them.

All of this is sweet and nice, but in the end one team gains three points and the other team that needed a result at home gained zero. And we have to ask ourselves why? What happened in the game?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: g on March 28, 2017, 07:37:22 PM
We down but not out

Have to pick up points on the road.

DL biggest job is to keep this group believing. I'll give a tactical breakdown later
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Marcos on March 28, 2017, 07:39:15 PM
Great effort fellas. Proud of the performance. Mexico, the best team in the region, could only score off of a set piece. We have a lot to build on.

Joevin Jones is a special, special player. My word. Sky is the limit for him.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Toussaint on March 28, 2017, 08:26:45 PM
Well, when I saw the names of the referees I know this was going to end in a drama. For some reason, that dude is always brutal on Caribbean sides. It was like a deja vue when he called a foul against Jones when  in fact a Mexican defender charged him while he was in the air and that came right after the ref disallowed the goal that even the Mexican commentators called a golazo.

Anyway, Trini looked good tonight. It is no shame to lose to Mexico even though I think Trini deserved the point they fought for. Hard luck.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Big Magician on March 28, 2017, 08:29:33 PM
Im AH HURTING...very tough result to take....wont think the Mexicans would sore a header from a direct Corner,,, and we playing short corners and messing around with the football out wide.
Good effort boys...the "offside" goal we scored...well we all know it was not offside...but..."Fitball"
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socapro on March 28, 2017, 08:51:34 PM
Well, when I saw the names of the referees I know this was going to end in a drama. For some reason, that dude is always brutal on Caribbean sides. It was like a deja vue when he called a foul against Jones when  in fact a Mexican defender charged him while he was in the air and that came right after the ref disallowed the goal that even the Mexican commentators called a golazo.

Anyway, Trini looked good tonight. It is no shame to lose to Mexico even though I think Trini deserved the point they fought for. Hard luck.
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Socapro on March 28, 2017, 08:54:51 PM
I think T&T got scored on after loosing concentration due to some typical Mexican gamesmanship when the Mexicans convinced the lame referee to give T&T striker Molino a yellow card when he clearly did not foul the Mexican player when they both went for the ball.

The Mexicans have to be some of the greatest actors in football! A fairer result for this game would have been a 1-1 draw! 

T&T players need to learn how to act to persuade the officials to make calls in their favour like how the Mexicans have perfected doing. We are too fair while the Central Americans would do almost anything to get calls in their favour including becoming Oscar winning divers and actors!!

The referee and one of the linesmen also seemed to be part of the Mexican team, that was clearly not an offside goal that we scored!
If we had a better referee in this game he would have given one of the Mexicans a yellow card in this game for acting but he instead allowed the acting and was eventually conned into giving one of our T&T players Kevin Molino an unfair yellow for a phantom foul.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Brownsugar on March 28, 2017, 09:03:10 PM
Anybody have footage/highlights of the game?  Especially the "offside" goal......
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: soccerrama on March 28, 2017, 09:56:07 PM
Anybody have footage/highlights of the game?  Especially the "offside" goal......

Offside goal
https://my.mixtape.moe/twhhsm.mp4
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: pull stones on March 28, 2017, 10:37:06 PM
Anybody have footage/highlights of the game?  Especially the "offside" goal......

Offside goal
https://my.mixtape.moe/twhhsm.mp4
i didn't even have to see this clip to know that the goal was good. i was right there and saw the whole thing and these concacaf referees should ashamed of themselves to be so incompetent and should all be fired from the referee on Friday night to this nitwhit tonight him and his whole bloody crew of clueless f..ups. The game could have went so different had that goal stood.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Controversial on March 29, 2017, 03:05:04 AM
Bad officiating, the yellow card was ridiculous and the offside was touch and go, could have gone either way, they showed the replay from a bad angle to begin with, so hard to determine..

I think fans use to mediocre performances, it's like men fighting to stay relevant..

Overall we played rubbish, very little shots on goal, our midfield was non existent at times and that goal, Cyrus and crew was ball watching..

Foolish tactics, the first few corners not being swung in? Bad substitutions by Tallest, plaza came on and played decent but subbing Jones in the 65' minute, that was just plain dumb.. no Levi Garcia? Cato first touch is terrible and he gave away the ball too much with bad passes...

People who said this was a good performance need to take the yampee out of their eye or check their optometrist ... once again we were disjointed in the mid and it felt like we were playing away, Mexico looked more comfortable in our backyard than our team...

No creativity in the mid and Molino faded in and out, he made a poor decision to take a near impossible strike from the left side when he should have put the ball in the middle to Jones.. Cummings is sorely missed....

If this is the type of brand Tallest is planning to pass off to make the World Cup, it will fail... the dictator laughing, because he give allyuh a six for a nine with this coaching selection.. we saw Tallest inexperience show tonight and his inability to make the right substitutions to get us back into the match... we were absorbing pressure and being pressed, it felt like the Trinidad of old, destroying the progress made previously by Hart...
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Sando prince on March 29, 2017, 03:24:14 AM

T&T position after four games in the Hex, one win and three losses

(http://i.imgur.com/L29vUqk.jpg)
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: chelsealife on March 29, 2017, 06:02:07 AM
Is this "Controversial" person Stephen Hart???? Serious question because no one seems to be good enough but Hart. Every post Hart is mentioned  :-\
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Trini _2026 on March 29, 2017, 07:16:55 AM
we need to beat panama and honduras and get a result against usa and costa rica a tie would do
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Storeboy on March 29, 2017, 08:05:17 AM
If there is one "good loss" at this stage is to Mexico, since they are at the top and will not be overtaken.  We must get wins against the other teams: HON, CR, PAN and the USA to stay in striking distance and maintain hope of going through. I think the US will still make it, though.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: asylumseeker on March 29, 2017, 08:33:10 AM

honestly I would say leave molino(for now) on d bench play kenwin withdrawn and start boatswain on top.........

You playing Mexico in a world cup qualifier and you would leave your goalscorer on the bench and instead play someone who has exactly 1 international appearance...AGAINST BARBADOS in a scrimmage....??   :yellowcard:

I justified my thinkin on d matter based on past experience....you free to disagree....but feel we ah better off playing front men that COULD put REAL pressure on d mexicans to force mistakes...nutten against molino jus doh tink he will fit dat plan.....molino talented but not disruptive in a physical sense........yuh hadda weigh yuh tangibles with yuh intangibles...nutten does ever truly be black and white

Respeck  :beermug:

small ting...doh if I did play molino it would be in d right "half space"  and let d wingback on he flank stay home

What's the value of a wingback staying home?

Once a player is in the 23, that player should be viewed as a legitimate option.

I doh think the option should be either or ... last night it should have been binary (that is, "and" rather than or) in the latter stages of the match.

What's done is done. Mentally Boatswain will benefit from having entered versus Mexico.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: maxg on March 29, 2017, 09:06:48 AM
The one player I have been hoping would find some glory is Cato. He has had numerous opportunities and although he doesn't play bad, unfortunately we actually need everybody playing special, I would even settle for 2 good plays. Give someone else the opportunity please. He should be on the team, but starting doesn't seem to be in his cards.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: frico on March 29, 2017, 09:33:52 AM
It's time to use technology in WC matches even the Qualifiers,you didn't need to see the play in SloMo,the play was slow enough to see that it wasn't off side.I think TT seems to always suffer,Haiti in the 70s,USA in 89 when a blatant penalty against the USA was not given,I hope something good is in store for us later.We can still make it,I hope the boys don't give up.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on March 29, 2017, 09:40:04 AM

honestly I would say leave molino(for now) on d bench play kenwin withdrawn and start boatswain on top.........

You playing Mexico in a world cup qualifier and you would leave your goalscorer on the bench and instead play someone who has exactly 1 international appearance...AGAINST BARBADOS in a scrimmage....??   :yellowcard:

I justified my thinkin on d matter based on past experience....you free to disagree....but feel we ah better off playing front men that COULD put REAL pressure on d mexicans to force mistakes...nutten against molino jus doh tink he will fit dat plan.....molino talented but not disruptive in a physical sense........yuh hadda weigh yuh tangibles with yuh intangibles...nutten does ever truly be black and white

Respeck  :beermug:

small ting...doh if I did play molino it would be in d right "half space"  and let d wingback on he flank stay home

What's the value of a wingback staying home?

Once a player is in the 23, that player should be viewed as a legitimate option.

I doh think the option should be either or ... last night it should have been binary (that is, "and" rather than or) in the latter stages of the match.

What's done is done. Mentally Boatswain will benefit from having entered versus Mexico.
Have seen molino let pplyer by him when playing for orlando but allowing the wingback to "arrive late" will do d trick too......just felt that we would have benefitted by doubling up d physically in d top/middle dat pressure told twice for us against mexico and i am convinced dat dat is d policy for mexico ruff dem up in d middle third

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Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: sjahrain on March 29, 2017, 09:45:17 AM
Cato he looks a little to wild to me especially when shooting at goal.With a little more composure when taking shots on goal,he can be a very decent player,he supports the defence and that's always good






Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Dinner Mints on March 29, 2017, 10:53:47 AM
Levi is a starter in the Eredivisie. That's the highest level anybody on the team is currently at. Might be time for Cato to sit and let Levi and Joevin handle them wings from the start.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Tallman on March 29, 2017, 11:56:09 AM
Levi is a starter in the Eredivisie. That's the highest level anybody on the team is currently at. Might be time for Cato to sit and let Levi and Joevin handle them wings from the start.

Not exactly. Out of the 27 games so far in the 2016/17 season, Levi has made the matchday squad 14 times. He has started in 6 games, and been substituted in 5 of them. So basically, he's still trying to establish himself.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: asylumseeker on March 29, 2017, 06:34:47 PM
A FIFA ref gave me the following lead.

In the Canada v El Salvador WC qualifying match played in Vancouver last September, Richard Washington (the AR) and Legister (the ref), working that match together as they did on Tuesday night, were party to another 'offside goal' fiasco.

https://www.youtube.com/v/bvoOYG6vnJE

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=2000062536/match=300334107/index.html

Their error was discussed at a referees elite course.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: pull stones on March 29, 2017, 09:04:58 PM
A FIFA ref gave me the following lead.

In the Canada v El Salvador WC qualifying match played in Vancouver last September, Richard Washington (the AR) and Legister (the ref), working that match together as they did on Tuesday night, were party to another 'offside goal' fiasco.

https://www.youtube.com/v/bvoOYG6vnJE

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=2000062536/match=300334107/index.html

Their error was discussed at a referees elite course.
thats right vadlin legister he's the same bastard who officiated the game vs Martinique in october when we were being fouled left right and across by the martiniqians and he did absolutely nothing about it. I believe this guy might have it in for trinis. met quite a few jamaicans in England who just lived to hate trinis. for all we know he just might me of the very same mindset.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: soccerman on March 29, 2017, 10:13:14 PM
The sad thing with JJ goal (that never was) is that it was a beauty, the keeper didn't even had a clue, just felt a breeze.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: MEP on March 29, 2017, 10:49:39 PM
were the refs changed last minute.....I thought it was supposed to be Aguilar?
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on April 03, 2017, 12:11:48 PM
just heard on i95.5 dat d game was declared null void ??? and is to be replayed in 30days or points shared...can this be appealed by mexico....more importantly has this ever occurred because referees make bad calls all d time
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: palos on April 03, 2017, 12:13:38 PM
just heard on i95.5 dat d game was declared null void ??? and is to be replayed in 30days or points shared...can this be appealed by mexico

All fools
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on April 03, 2017, 12:15:16 PM
just heard on i95.5 dat d game was declared null void ??? and is to be replayed in 30days or points shared...can this be appealed by mexico

All fools
late all fools....and if so i95 real jump d gun
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: palos on April 03, 2017, 12:16:12 PM
just heard on i95.5 dat d game was declared null void ??? and is to be replayed in 30days or points shared...can this be appealed by mexico

All fools
late all fools....and if so i95 real jump d gun

I can't think of a precedent which is why I have to think is a joke of some sort.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: lefty on April 03, 2017, 12:17:36 PM
just heard on i95.5 dat d game was declared null void ??? and is to be replayed in 30days or points shared...can this be appealed by mexico

All fools
late all fools....and if so i95 real jump d gun

I can't think of a precedent which is why I have to think is a joke of some sort.

dais wha I sayin....dis go have baccanal....if is not ah joke...it was voiced by a "regional newscaster" so....
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: soccerman on April 03, 2017, 12:37:51 PM
Yea this sounds strange....but I'm good with sharing the points ;D
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Jefferz on April 05, 2017, 10:29:50 AM
From the time I saw the ref was Jamaican I felt uncomfortable. It does not mean that he certainly has some sort of prejudice. Just made me think twice. The call in the game against Mexico was f**king stupid. It was clearly onside. CLEARLY. I didn't even think for a second that he may have strayed. I knew from the start in real time exactly what I saw. At the very worst he was alongside. Terrible officiating. BAd enough to warrant suspicion.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Trini Madness on April 05, 2017, 10:40:52 AM
From the time I saw the ref was Jamaican I felt uncomfortable. It does not mean that he certainly has some sort of prejudice. Just made me think twice. The call in the game against Mexico was f**king stupid. It was clearly onside. CLEARLY. I didn't even think for a second that he may have strayed. I knew from the start in real time exactly what I saw. At the very worst he was alongside. Terrible officiating. BAd enough to warrant suspicion.

The linesman wasn't even in position to make that call.
Title: Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (28-Mar-2017)
Post by: Adam Lake on April 05, 2017, 03:42:58 PM
From the time I saw the ref was Jamaican I felt uncomfortable. It does not mean that he certainly has some sort of prejudice. Just made me think twice. The call in the game against Mexico was f**king stupid. It was clearly onside. CLEARLY. I didn't even think for a second that he may have strayed. I knew from the start in real time exactly what I saw. At the very worst he was alongside. Terrible officiating. BAd enough to warrant suspicion.

The linesman wasn't even in position to make that call.

Even the Mexican supporters I bounce up after the game, said it was a goal..... Effin Yardies