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Football / Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« on: January 14, 2022, 10:38:57 AM »
Falling-out blamed for failed programme: Bad Wolf Sports reeling after ‘Sunday Express’ exposé
By Denyse Renne (T&T Express)


Part III of an investigation into football scholarships in Trinidad and Tobago.

BAD WOLF SPORTS (BWS) managing director Perry Deakin has blamed a tussle between Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and fired coach Terry Fenwick over Griffith’s son not being allowed to play on the national team for the top cop’s decision to blank BWS’ scholarship programme.

Following publication of a Sunday Express investigation, headlined “Gary’s Bad Wolf”, on June 27, 2021, Deakin wrote Moorland Private School in the UK, stating, “...I believe we have been dragged into the middle of a significant ‘falling-out’ between Terry Fenwick and Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith (it seems Terry did not bring his son on as a substitute for his first senior cap in a recent International and they have fallen out quite badly about it). I am absolutely livid that we are being embroiled in this, particularly as we had set out to make a genuine difference with the proposed programme which would impact positively upon youngsters in the region. Fortunately, I have significant written records regarding correspondence with FFF (Football Factory Foundation) and TTPS...”

Fenwick is BWS’ technical director as well as founder and director of FFF, a charitable sports organisation which billed the TTPS $995,000 for expenses related to Griffith’s 2019 Commissioner’s Cup football programme in T&T.

Eyebrows were raise when Gary Griffith III was named by Fenwick as part of the 23-man squad to travel to the Bahamas for a World Cup qualifier on June 5, 2021.

The young Griffith had barely a handful of competitive games in his career and did not have any caps for the T&T team.

Business sponsorship

Deakin’s e-mail to Moorland noted he had been made aware of “an article over in Trinidad which attempts to paint the programme as ‘not genuine’ and/or ‘suspicious’”.

“BWS were engaged to explore the possibility of creating an ‘on-island’ programme for T&T youths which we could deliver without the need for the scholars to leave the island—Moorlands delivering edu­cational elements and The Football Factory Foundation delivering practical coaching...,” he wrote.

Deakin stated the scholarship concept had established interest among the business community in T&T, with businesses providing sponsorship to the TTPS which would then be diverted to the FFF, which would deliver coaching.

An ongoing Sunday Express investigation has revealed that BWS, which names Fenwick as its technical director, along with his business partners Deakin and Peter Miller, entered into an arrangement with Griffith and, by extension, the T&T Police Service earlier this year to create “and deliver on-island BTEC Sporting Scholarship Programmes (Levels 2 and 3) for identified and qualifying scholars across Trinidad and Tobago”.

To execute the BTEC programme, Bad Wolf Sports entered into a partnership with Moorland.

The TTPS Sports Club had wired £20,000 to Bad Wolf on May 11, 2021—but on June 1, a stop order was placed on the funds.

Responding to questions from the Sunday Express on June 12, Griffith said they (TTPS), “received a document from the University (Moorland) asking us to pay the funds through Bad Wolf. Not knowing who Bad Wolf was, the TTPS did its due diligence after which we decided to stop the payment”.

Moorland head teacher: No contact with TTPS

In an interview with the Sunday Express on June 30, Moorland head teacher and proprietor Jonathan Harrison indicated neither he nor any representative from the school had contacted the TTPS seeking a partnership.

Harrison’s recollection contradicts that made by Griffith who responded to questions sent by the Sunday Express via WhatsApp on June 12, stating he never had any interaction with Bad Wolf and the first time he heard of the company was via a letter from the “University of Moorland who wanted a football partnership with the TTPS”.

“We were approached by Moorland Private School with an offer of scholarships for players in the Commissioners Cup... I need to point out though that we never engaged or had any discussions with Bad Wolf Sports,” Griffith stated.

According to Harrison, Moorland School operates as an international coeducational day and boarding school “with transparency, integrity and honesty in the development of the whole child’s social, emotional, academic and sporting welfare”.

“The background from a Moorland School perspective, which can be fully supported via e-mail chains is that: Moorland School was approached by Bad Wolf Sports through a mutual acquaintance to work in partnership with The Football Factory Foundation, via Terry Fenwick, your National Football Manager and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Department, under the personal supervision of Commissioner Griffith.”

The head teacher explained the nature of this partnership was to provide opportunities for ­underprivileged youth in T&T, with Moorland offering online technical coaching and academic support to ensure children progressed through a BTEC Level 3 Sports Programme, which is equivalent to three English A-Levels.

“Moorland School would also provide additional English language and mathematical support to ensure that students met the qualification entry requirements,” he said.

As a gesture of good faith, Harrison explained Moorland was required to deposit “£12,000 into Bad Wolf Sports account, (which can be evidenced) to show commitment to the development of the programme and other sponsors would be brought to the table by Bad Wolf Sports, so that course delivery costs could be met”.

Harrison said, “I feel very upset that it would appear that the school has now lost £12,000 and certainly even more devastated that the school should be linked in any negative way to Trinidad and Tobago, as our reasons for becoming involved were genuine and supportive to the people of the island, as too were our intentions to make friends within the region. I certainly hope that in time something positive will be born out of a programme whose intended aims were to support youth development and promote opportunities within the young.”

We acted in good faith

Emphasising that Moorland School has acted 100 per cent in good faith, Harrison said Moorland “has received zero payments and zero uptake on the promised programme to date”, adding that “Bad Wolf Sports have communicated the cause behind the programme delay is a breakdown in relationships between Terry (Fenwick) and Police Commissioner Griffith”.

“I cannot personally comment as I have never spoken to either gentlemen and perhaps as the headteacher of Moorland School I have been a little naive and trusting as I have not conducted the usual diligence as the connection had been forged by a previously trusted associate.”

Pointing out that Moorland are the current regional and national champions of England, having produced many professional players, Harrison said the school currently educates over 20 professional Academy level players for clubs such as Manchester United and Manchester City FC.

Harrison also denied that football great Yaya Touré was in any way linked to the proposed programme.

Bad Wolf, in its proposal to Griffith, had indicated Touré along with Griffith would be ambassadors for the programme.
Didn't even realize this game done and bout 5 others started. I must be real doozing off and loosing interest with meh old self.

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What about Track & Field / Re: The Deon Lendore Thread
« on: January 11, 2022, 01:34:45 PM »
 :'( :'( :'( No words. He did well in his short time here.

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Football / Re: Sheldon Bateau Thread
« on: January 11, 2022, 12:41:12 PM »
Lehwe see who paying attention:

Another NT player and former Fatima College baller played at Samsunspor. Name the player.

To draw a 'VB' --- Tallman to the rescue only after (a) a couple posters have weighed in or (b) the clock has ticked sufficiently on getting a credible response.

I could have dragged out the question by providing the Fatima hint later, but there it is. Go for it. :beermug:
the DR ?
add: easy search doh   :laugh:

Yuh eh call no name. Like yuh hedging.
the Darryl Roberts. I guess there was another DR in the house. I didn't know myself till I checked. Another easy to find.  Don't know if he went Fatima doh.


1963 FA Champions
Back Row: Ronnie Woods, Dick Rodriguez, Sedley Joseph, Lincoln Phillips, Kelvin Hoford, Eddie Aleong
Front Row: Andy Aleong, Alvin Corneal, David McDeegan, Joey Donaldson, Rawle Boland.

https://www.ttfootballhistory.com/node/3353

At least yuh know where he didn't go.  :devil:
So for a Historical enlightenment and a Knowledge prize of Fringe players in a team game..(we tend only to focus on the stars and not the rest of the universe). Where did Dick Rodriguez go to school ? (hard search - might have to consult a family member or past living teammate, before it's lost.)
ps: Sorry for thread Hijack, Tman will return it without ransom, i'm sure.

pss: Look this from Linc book.. Yuh know yuh old as sc**t when you play with or against more than 15 of  the players listed. I should add, all of the play i refer to, wasn't in TT. and weren't all TTians. As for Deeks , he must be over 100     :rotfl: :rotfl:   
https://books.google.ca/books?id=yFo6AwAAQBAJ&pg=PA197&lpg=PA197&dq=%22Trinidad%22%2B%22Dick+Rodriguez%22&source=bl&ots=ko__MdoaNY&sig=ACfU3U0FD5JQxmCLnZSNXw1ulowuEYootA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi4zK6srar1AhXZl4kEHfeJCzIQ6AF6BAgDEAM#v=onepage&q=%22Trinidad%22%2B%22Dick%20Rodriguez%22&f=false

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Football / Re: Sheldon Bateau Thread
« on: January 10, 2022, 10:33:43 PM »
Lehwe see who paying attention:

Another NT player and former Fatima College baller played at Samsunspor. Name the player.

To draw a 'VB' --- Tallman to the rescue only after (a) a couple posters have weighed in or (b) the clock has ticked sufficiently on getting a credible response.

I could have dragged out the question by providing the Fatima hint later, but there it is. Go for it. :beermug:
the DR ?
add: easy search doh   :laugh:

Yuh eh call no name. Like yuh hedging.
the Darryl Roberts. I guess there was another DR in the house. I didn't know myself till I checked. Another easy to find.  Don't know if he went Fatima doh.


1963 FA Champions
Back Row: Ronnie Woods, Dick Rodriguez, Sedley Joseph, Lincoln Phillips, Kelvin Hoford, Eddie Aleong
Front Row: Andy Aleong, Alvin Corneal, David McDeegan, Joey Donaldson, Rawle Boland.

https://www.ttfootballhistory.com/node/3353

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Football / Re: Sheldon Bateau Thread
« on: January 10, 2022, 11:12:13 AM »
Lehwe see who paying attention:

Another NT player and former Fatima College baller played at Samsunspor. Name the player.

To draw a 'VB' --- Tallman to the rescue only after (a) a couple posters have weighed in or (b) the clock has ticked sufficiently on getting a credible response.

I could have dragged out the question by providing the Fatima hint later, but there it is. Go for it. :beermug:
the DR ?
add: easy search doh   :laugh:

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Other Sports / Re: lil swimmers
« on: December 26, 2021, 11:32:32 PM »
Silver for Dylan Carter !   :applause: :applause: :party: oops, no :party: but :wavetowel: :wavetowel:
https://m.facebook.com/855305270/posts/10166283219865271/?d=n

First time hearing about this coach. Congrats to him.
From your neck of the woods Deeks..he's a talent and talented coach. had the pleasure of speaking with him when the kids represented. Very motivating guy, yet quiet and very personable. Both boys were especially very impressed with him and his easy going manner and encouragement, without him hardly knowing them, and although at the time they weren't able to produce pb's, with his few moments prior to racing they were encourage to accomplish much and came close to their pb's in winning medals for TT. Even at a time where they felt like (or made to feel like) foreigners by our own local ppl who didn't know them. I must also commend Mr Brian Wickham and the SeaHawks crew for their forever grateful and undying support as well.
Unfortunately, at the time such a collaboration wasn't possible. I believed and now know for sure, they would have been able to achieve greater successes under these guys tutorship as far as swimming and possibly even life goals. Yet with Covid, one can never know. That is what really makes Dylan and Dexter accomplishment so great, for those who are in the know of what it takes to medal in anything in swimming.
Especially from a small pool of individuals.
ps: I sincerly hope they can complete this journey and not get sidetracked with the pandemic or pandemic-like political jumbieness that always somehow seems to find a way to affect the doers - as opposed to the talkers - of TT.


https://artistscoalition.wordpress.com/2021/04/06/dexter-browne-nipsey-hussle-and-the-gangs-of-l-a/

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To be slightly controversial :D I feelin we also gettin punish for money and opportunity lost in d last WC  :P

Yep!
people doh realize just how much dat loss cost d U.S. and dey power interests, hundreds of millions, if not billions, went up in smoke on dat faithful day
how so ?

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Other Sports / Re: lil swimmers
« on: December 23, 2021, 02:25:14 PM »

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Football / Re: Women U-20 Football Thread
« on: December 21, 2021, 08:22:17 AM »
TOBAGO
Trinidad and Tobago Football Association to hosts U17, U20 female trials
JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH 

THE Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) is working towards bolstering its pool of young female players.

On Wednesday, the association stages open try outs for females for the national Under-17 and Under-20 team selection at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago and the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on December 22.

These sessions continue at both venues on Thursday, December 29 and 30.Players for the women’s Under-20 trials must be born on or after January 1, 2002 while players for the Under-17 must be born on or after January 1, 2005.

The U17 Sessions will run from 11am to 2pm and the U20s takes place from 2pm to 5pm each day. Registration for U17s is from 10:45am to 11:45am while the U20s register between 1:45pm and 2:45pm

All persons interested in attending the sessions must register by logging on to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfR05TJf2hlY281vsrV0bFWEBj_VhpWEmCqfE1_Y7ts5juquQ/viewform. According to a statement issued by TTFA, “Players are advised to submit all relevant medical information (injuries, asthmatic status, etc) prior to these screenings.

“Submission of a medical assessment report is also encouraged to ensure that the player is cleared to partake in any physical training.

“Players are also requested to attend the sessions with one red and one white jersey, black shorts, red socks, shin guards and boots.

“Parents or accompanying guests will not be allowed into the venues in accordance with the covid-19 regulations at all national stadia.”

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Other Sports / Re: lil swimmers
« on: December 20, 2021, 12:53:33 PM »
Silver for Dylan Carter !   :applause: :applause: :party: oops, no :party: but :wavetowel: :wavetowel:

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Other Sports / Re: lil swimmers
« on: December 19, 2021, 04:09:54 PM »

I have said many times in here our coaches are NOT first class and our swimmers are not getting enough quality competition to make them better. We need to hire International coaches so our local coaches can learn from them and we need to invest more money for our local swimmers to travel around the world to face better opposition instead of just only depending on these regional competitions that do not get our swimmers ready for anywhere close to the big stage. They are not meeting the Olympic standard or world champs standard every year!

Do not come tell me about the Govt, what happen to the Swimming federation in T&T? They do not have bright minds who fail to see this?

When we hire foreign coaches, you do know we have to pay them. Where is corporate TT on this. Of course the swimming federation is involved.

Dylan Carter has (corr:) qualified 3rd going into finals and broke the national record. Since being coached by local coach Dexter Browne he has done pb in almost all of his competitive events . Well done Dylan and Coach Dexter.

On another note. Joshua has added his TT mom’s name to his competition iD. Joshua Liendo EDWARDS.

https://m.facebook.com/56320144853/posts/10159634065819854/?d=n

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: December 10, 2021, 08:00:07 PM »
Advisory for the Men's U-20-tryouts.
TTFA Media.


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) wishes to thank the public for the overwhelming interest in our Men’s National Under 20 Tryouts.

With this in mind and in accordance with our health and safety protocol, the TTFA  advises all registered participants for the upcoming Men’s National Under 20 Tryouts of the following schedule as it applies to each player based on their surname initial.

Saturday December 11th, 2021 – All players with the surname initial A,B,C,D. Start time 8:00am

Saturday December 18th, 2021 – All Players with the surname initial E to K. Start Time 8:00am

Tuesday December 21st, 2021 – All Players with the surname initial L to W. Start Time 9:00am

Please note that only registered players will be allowed entry into the venue starting this Saturday. Players born on or after January 1st, 2003 are eligible for these tryouts.

All sessions will take place at Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

All Players are requested to walk with the following:

White Jersey / Black Shorts / Either Red or White or Black Socks and football boots.

Further details of tryouts in Tobago will be provided soon.


And still no mention of Tobago  :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead:
??? ???

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Football / Re: Women Warriors Thread
« on: November 26, 2021, 11:26:44 AM »
Hoping for a link !

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Football / Re: youth football
« on: November 22, 2021, 10:27:42 PM »
nb: previously there was an interesting discussion and exchange of ideas concerning football development. However, i am still under the impression that nothing cannot develop until we are able to discipline, organize and develop our lives. Then maybe football has a chance.

This article I think demonstrates an opinion of TT society, but i think it can be naturally extended to our football (amongst everything else). Not Covid, not Fenwick, not Admin...Not US, but us. So how do we fix us  and survive ? I have an idea .


"Well, who tell me do dat? I was bombarded with criticism that I should keep my a--e kwart.

Having a government working to silence the people is one thing. A people working to silence themselves is another kettle of cascadoux altogether."


https://newsday.co.tt/2021/11/22/well-ex-skews-me/

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Football / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Thread
« on: November 19, 2021, 11:14:45 AM »
Apart from Alfonso Davis, I do like Buchanan. Real exciting player.
I share your opinion of Buchanan who I have seen as a youth player. He is maturing into a really top notch player. Richie Laryea is also deserving of special mention.

Yes, I also fail to mention Laryea. If they continue at this level and Canada qualifies, I would be surprise if Buchanan, Laryea and other members do not get contracts to play in Euro.
Buchanan is signed to Club Brugge and is on loan to New England til MLS season end, as far as I know.

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Football / Re: Neveal Hackshaw Thread
« on: November 17, 2021, 08:49:39 PM »
Defender Neveal Hackshaw has re-signed with Indy Eleven for the 2022 USL Championship season.





 :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead:
??? ???

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Football / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Thread
« on: November 17, 2021, 10:52:23 AM »
Canada's renaissance is a good thing for CONCACAF. Next time let's see what can be accomplished without Arctic conditions. 👿
I think more than just a revival, this is something completely new. They have never achieved such a level of of play (0 losses) and possibility of qualification. Hope they can maintain. This is not just the one child of West Indian parentage (Randy Samuel) in the whole team, but a greater proportion of 1st generation immigrant kids, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, Portugal..etc.   
    Herdman is a brave and fair man to go that route, selecting the best players and not political/financial appeasements, now would the powers that be allow him stay that course, left to be seen. As we well know, Administrative committees can put a lot of pressure on managers, especially in our region.

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Football / Re: Kareem Moses Thread
« on: November 14, 2021, 01:21:37 AM »
 :applause: :applause: :applause: :cheers:

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Football / Re: Home of Football Thread
« on: November 12, 2021, 12:33:28 AM »
Selling Home of Football could halve TTFA's $98.5m debt
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


Back to page 1.  Centre of Excellence, Home of Football..How about for the next funding throw way and mess  ahmm ahmm ......National Elite Xeric Training  Centre (united national tacticians and soccer schools)
Nextc**tss

smh.. Can barely maintain, but we can build. Spoke to the maintenance crew at CCCan last year. 4 ppl to do cleaning the whole pool building during and after events, 2 guys and 2 girls. They had to lift and carry the garbage over 500 yards away. I counted 8 administrators in the office, awaiting questions and to provide service. Build. how the Lara build going.
ps: the maintenance staff and security personnel did and wanted to say more, but asked me to keep things on the low, as they were afraid of losing their jobs. I already gave the story about the police checkpoint .

ref: http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=1508.msg975722#msg975722

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Football / Re: As­cen­sion Foot­ball League Thread
« on: November 12, 2021, 12:10:33 AM »

Notable contrast between a figure asserted to be in the tens of thousands and a yield of less than three tens.
Maybe the Game, Jobs  AND the 'industry' (industry the man say !) not as important to the

" 30,000 people in T&T that play football at some sort of competitive level, separated by another 25,000, who use football as a recreational activity. The industry generates an estimated TT$800,000 in economic activity annually and that has been shut down. So you're talking about some 20,000 to 30,000 young people who are out of some form of income. "

So why would the powers that be take 25 ppl seriously. There's more seriousness and ppl in the safe zone bars on the Avenue, any avenue.

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Football / Re: Keron Cummings Thread.
« on: October 27, 2021, 11:25:40 AM »
What happen ? The Men's National team not training ? Why Futsal ? Does Futsal train (indoors- small field???) more than the potential snr Ntl team. This guy has to beg for an invite ? Didn't he have a heart issue when called previously ? Is a potential Ntl team training now ? Is Angus and staff working ? Will they be paid ?

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Football / Re: Keston Julien Thread
« on: October 24, 2021, 10:11:56 AM »
So glad to have a team that I can have some kinda mental and physical affiliation to follow. Even as minnows  in a big sea of sharks. Eventually they will be eaten, but gotta love their spunk. Good work KJ IId. Keep up the good work guy!

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Football / Re: William Wallace Thread
« on: October 08, 2021, 03:25:51 PM »

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Football / Re: Women Warriors Thread
« on: October 07, 2021, 12:27:07 PM »
There needs to be transparency on the contract associated with Thomas' employment. The degree to which the NC protected/failed to protect the interest of TT football is implicated in that transparency.
Maybe he might just sue for normal(ization) stupidity. Seems the only contracts/deals we make is whereby we manage to fk weself and each other.

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General Discussion / Re: Tobago News.
« on: September 23, 2021, 09:22:02 AM »
What is this about ?
Just wondering of Basic Maintenance. But not judging no 'book' by it's cover.

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General Discussion / Re: Tobago News.
« on: September 22, 2021, 03:27:29 PM »
 




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Football / Re: TTFA News Thread.
« on: September 22, 2021, 03:08:41 PM »
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326563301_Validation_of_electronic_performance_and_tracking_systems_EPTS_under_field_conditions

Hey if it's free and you have someone who can actually analyze and draw positive benefits and conclusions from the technology and data produced sure, use it. However, i'm not sure it's high on the list of priorities of what is absolutely needed by our women's program at this moment or for the next few years. In my opinion top of the list of priorities are barely field related at all. Even if football is played on a field, A lot of of it's organization and positive production is done off it. Even for fete match. Otherwise is just a pickup run out in the park, some show up, some don't.

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Football / Re: Maylee Attin-Johnson Thread
« on: September 17, 2021, 10:02:00 AM »
I am not questioning her abilities or commitment. She was having same issues with TTFA like the male members. I have spoken to her on many occasions. I am saying that we have serious problems if we have to come back to her an some of the older players.  Everybody were complaining of TT sports not having developmental programs. Berated for not being like JA, etc. Check out ABTrini have a post "recycling vs development".
So if I understand you correctly. We’re not in a dire situation because of Maylee, but had dire problems over years and years of mismanagement, in spite of the Maylees and other older but still presently better players. So your comments then might just be in the wrong thread. If so, no argument there. However it’s something we have known for a very long time ( even pre 2006- over 15 years ago) especially with the women game. Yet, we have games NOW, and have to go with the best we can get, irregardless of who they are. Men and Women. Not until we fix the mentality and loyalty of our ppl and by extension the administrative organizations, it will continue for maybe another 50 years. In most cases sacrifices must be made to be successful at others. TT ppl must learn blessed as we may think, it is not normal to have it all, even if born into all of it.

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