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Title: Brian Williams, the Dread Medusa
Post by: vb on December 29, 2019, 12:24:23 PM

https://www.hail-caribbean-sport.com/brian-williams-trinidad-football
Title: Re: Brian Williams, the Dread Medusa
Post by: vb on December 29, 2019, 08:17:26 PM
For the History fans, there is a nice photo of the NYT 1979, names such as Curtis Riley, Tractor Belgrave, Errol Lovell, Vernon Skinner and others.
Title: Re: Brian Williams, the Dread Medusa
Post by: Tiresais on January 02, 2020, 06:19:47 AM
Interesting stuff. He seems like one of our better coaches - does he love youth coaching too much to take the helm of a first-team in the near future?
Title: Re: Brian Williams, the Dread Medusa
Post by: vb on January 02, 2020, 03:49:03 PM
Interesting stuff. He seems like one of our better coaches - does he love youth coaching too much to take the helm of a first-team in the near future?
I think it's just a matter of opportunity. He was the Coach for United Petrotrin and Sanfernando Giants. He was also the Asst. Coach to the NST in the past.

But the man have a consistent income with WC so I guess he know better than to end up with a fly by night team.
Title: Re: Brian Williams, the Dread Medusa
Post by: lefty on January 02, 2020, 09:20:43 PM
he has coached befor,e youth teams, defensively passable, offensively slow and one dimensional with no counter-attacking or at least poorly implemented counter-attacking, was 11 or 12 during Italia 90 WCQ, was the strike squad play slow, it never struck me as slow but I was 11-12 at that age your sense of perception can be very misleading, but SLOW is a common complaint about our football recently and is dat generation coachin now ???
Title: Re: Brian Williams, the Dread Medusa
Post by: vb on January 02, 2020, 09:27:29 PM
he has coached befor,e youth teams, defensively passable, offensively slow and one dimensional with no counter-attacking or at least poorly implemented counter-attacking, was 11 or 12 during Italia 90 WCQ, was the strike squad play slow, it never struck me as slow but I was 11-12 at that age your sense of perception can be very misleading, but SLOW is a common complaint about our football recently and is dat generation coachin now ???

Strange you should say slow. I had a friend who used to play for Trintoc. Long story short he was brought on as a sub in an exhibition game for TT around '88 - low level game.

As he put it: "It's a good thing I made a few good passes. In general, I played shit. Them men must be some kind of half horse, the way they (TT) was playing fast."

Strike Squad to me was like Brazil Light - good skill and build up. But perhaps a pro player might have a different opinion.
Title: Re: Brian Williams, the Dread Medusa
Post by: lefty on January 02, 2020, 10:54:09 PM
he has coached befor,e youth teams, defensively passable, offensively slow and one dimensional with no counter-attacking or at least poorly implemented counter-attacking, was 11 or 12 during Italia 90 WCQ, was the strike squad play slow, it never struck me as slow but I was 11-12 at that age your sense of perception can be very misleading, but SLOW is a common complaint about our football recently and is dat generation coachin now ???

Strange you should say slow. I had a friend who used to play for Trintoc. Long story short he was brought on as a sub in an exhibition game for TT around '88 - low level game.

As he put it: "It's a good thing I made a few good passes. In general, I played shit. Them men must be some kind of half horse, the way they (TT) was playing fast."

Strike Squad to me was like Brazil Light - good skill and build up. But perhaps a pro player might have a different opinion.
that my sense too, it is why the seeming lethargic nature of his team play as a coach did baffle me.
Title: Re: Brian Williams, the Dread Medusa
Post by: Tiresais on January 04, 2020, 07:14:03 AM
I knew he coached before, but wondered why he hadn't dived in again. Given a steady wage you're probably right that it's better not to mess with that.
Title: Re: Brian Williams, the Dread Medusa
Post by: vb on January 09, 2020, 01:40:05 AM
Update to the article in the final three paragraphs, mentioning Club Nacional and quotes on BW from Richard Chinapoo.

VB