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General Discussion / Re: Piarco Airport Thread.
« on: November 26, 2023, 11:40:17 AM »
 No debate-  time to change the name and call it  Dr. Eric Williams Airport "@ Piarco

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Football / Re: 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: November 26, 2023, 11:36:39 AM »
Is there a chance that we can get Molino back on Eve's side and apologise for Trinidad & Tob's sake.

I tort we done with the recycling  football program---------------- to tven tink bout dat kida miove smacks like desperation- man on limp knees outa pace and we thninkso so. Is part are we tinking- to flal back onm teh 'star boi; ting. how many time we recycle Cornel Glen on wounded knes? fuh starters Theobalt? and teh list could go on.
Win or lose leh we run with the yute dem and develop the program . It does take awhile fuh mango tuh ripe.

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Football / Re: Women Warriors Thread
« on: October 01, 2023, 07:57:11 PM »
Money well spent when
 
the result was inevitable
the coaching was cheap
players would  get by on bare minimum
yuh eh have tuh worry about future expenses past these games
 Many  congrats to the  Most abnormal committee  trying to manage TnT football

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Football / Re: Kevin Molino Thread.
« on: September 03, 2023, 02:39:46 PM »
Molino: Eve has lost the locker room! 95% of the players don’t want him.
By Lasana Liburd



Trinidad and Tobago international midfield ace Kevin Molino says he will not represent his country again under Soca Warriors head coach Angus Eve and gave a stinging review of Eve’s stewardship of the Men’s National Senior Team.

“For me I am done—I don’t want to be a part of this mess,” the 33-year-old Columbus Crew player told Wired868. “I don’t want to be part of a [set-up where the] national coach is using the national team for his own benefit. I don’t want to be part of that.


https://wired868.com/2023/09/02/molino-eve-has-lost-the-locker-room-95-of-the-players-dont-want-him/

 A player plays and a coach  coaches. Now it is difficult to ascertain what the facts are and what these allegations suggest . There is a vagueness to this.  What is the so called  'mess'? - naming of coach? practice? team selection? coaching decisions?
 what self benefit  is there for this coach?

In  my opinion, given this payer's age, and the injuries he has been dealing with,  his impact  on the field has not been  noticeable. I think to avoid risk of injury and to ensure  a job and livelihood , I think it would be best at age 33 to just ride out ; Is not like  Molino is ah Messi.

Nothing  to  be ashamed of- KM has done yeoman  service to his country and has been a willing call up to represent when healthy. All the best-

Playing for TnT at this time  relative to the  progress of others in the region, you need to know when the time is up :

On a  Tnt Team
 bound for nowhere
 looking  for glory
 but only finding more stories
Ineptitude  overtook us,
and man starting to cuss

 ah know, he  made a life
Out of  playing in many places
Knowin' what the cards were
By the way the coaches are
So  he don't mind  sayin'
he can see TnT out of aces
so he making ah choice
 "If you're gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right
 The man believe that he
 got to know when to hold 'em
and Know when to fold 'em up
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
cyar  count your money
When you're playing for nutting
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the playing days are done done

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Football / Re: 2023 Women's League A Gold Cup Qualifier Thread
« on: August 10, 2023, 10:27:08 PM »
Could any Caribbean team beat this Foreign Reggaegirlz team,I was checking and stopped after i found that about 20 of the womens team were all foreign born.I am sure none of those ever had a meal of Ackee and Saltfish

Ah wonder if any ah dem  get ah Caribbean "BULL jol" as yet?

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Football / Re: 2023 Women's League A Gold Cup Qualifier Thread
« on: August 07, 2023, 08:05:16 AM »
Currently, we are not in the upper echelon in our region much less for the entire CONCACAF. Internationally  we only have to witness the emergence of countries like the Philipines, and Vietnam. Our ladies team was one draw away from World Cup at one time now we are simply 4cup. Cant seem to find world class coaches or unearth players - either locally or in the diaspora!!!

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Football / Re: 2023 Women's League A Gold Cup Qualifier Thread
« on: August 05, 2023, 04:27:05 PM »
 11 weeks to prepare? could we simply defer the expenses for this venture and  create a player development program to build  for ensuring years?
 Do we expect to compete with the likes of Jamaica, & Haiti?

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Football / Friendlies + Alternative Player development
« on: August 05, 2023, 04:24:57 PM »
 For years it seems that  'Friendlies'  were opportunities  to  assess players' and a team  performance in a game like situation. Evaluation completed and selections were made. I would think that while there is ome value to that, there is little  for the player or coach in actually preparing or  having players acquire  substantial learning that would enable them to  perform  or transition  from that experience to a game.

Multiple friendlies with the same players may provide a  more valid sample size to  evaluate and assess. I would like to suggest that we consider the following over a three month phase:

    Invitational camps with multiple diverse  teams, styles, systems and approaches. We could for example  have a two week training session with the Brazilian national team, Japanese, a European team . These opportunities will allow us to observe diverse approaches to training,  discipline, preparation and skill development- participate in joint  sessions. Hone in on individual players' skill development, attitudes and knowledge.
    Coaches share  game  strategies/ philosophies, game preparation, systems and working with player motivation.
    Players share similar type sessions with opposing players.
     At the end of this mini camp  game type scrimmage's occur and coaches work on systems.

     A series of these camps could happen with about  three to five  countries.   In about the second month, you arrange for some friendlies and assess players  aptitude to emulate skills, behaviors and  aptitude to perform in a variety of different systems and conditions. In the final month the coach gets an opportunity to build a system with the players available and hopefully from the experience of a cross section of camps from different countries ' styles, players would acquire a repertoire of skills.



    Time to take a different approach to a national team structure, selection and development.


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Football / Re: 2023 Women's League A Gold Cup Qualifier Thread
« on: July 23, 2023, 04:29:54 PM »
 11 weeks is sufficient time? sound like what ah man would say in an interview fuh ah coaching job!!!!

Ah wonder if  the same  men and dem all watching- the likes of Haiti- who hold on to England up to close to the end-  And check Jamaica women- hold France to 0-0
 ahh yuh think it took them 11 weeks to be ready-  What we have is ah set ah  scammers dreams living off the avails of FIFA $$$$ design to keep we in  football poverty/ shambles/ and regression from teh heights of our illusiosn.

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Football / Re: Local coach vs foreign coach.
« on: July 23, 2023, 07:56:50 AM »
Maybe TM can verify this.
Coaches of TT national since independence.

George Chambers 1964
Amerigo Bruner 1965 1966
Conrad Braithwaithe 1966 1967
Michael Lang 1968
Trevor Smith 1969
Kevin Verity 1972 1973
Rudi Gutendorf 1976
Edgar Vidale 1976
Alvin Corneal 1980
Ken Butcher 1980
Roderick Warner 1984 1985
Everald Cummings 1988 1989
Kenwyn Cooper 1989
Alvin Corneal 1990
Edgar Vidal 1990 1991
Muhammad Isa 1992
Clovis De Oliveira 1992
Everald Cummings 1993
Kenny Joseph 1994
Zoran Vranes 1994 1995
Jochen Figge 1995
Kenny Joseph 1996
Sebastian Araujo 1996
Edgar Vidal 1997
Bertille St. Clair 1997 2000
Ian Porterfield 2000-2001
Rene Simoes 2001-2002
Clayton Morris 2002
Hannibal Najjar 2002 2003
Zoran Vranes 2003
Stuart Charles-Fevrier 2003
Ron La Forest 2004
Bertille St. Clair 2004 2005
Leo Beenhakker 2005 2006
Win Rijsbergenn 2006 2007
Anton Corneal 2008
Francisco Maturana 2008 2009
Russel Latapy 2009 2011
Otto Pfister 2011 2012
Hutson Charles 2012 2013
Jamaal Shabazz 2012 2013
Stephen Hart 2013 2016
Tom Sanfiet 2016 2017
Dennis Lawrence 2017 2020
Terry Fenwick 2020 2021
Angus Eve 2021

Bring them all back from the dead to the living- from retirement to home of the aged all ah dem together cyar fix TnT football.

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All this talk about Beenie and what Jamaica proposing for Sven, I mean has someone really sat down and mapped out what we want in a coach? Have we considered  creating a profile of what our coach ought to  bring to the table?  Have we done a Needs Assessment to identify what are our specific goals and challenges we have for this coach? Which person best fits our context? who will be the selection committee and who will decided the agenda for this coach? How well could this coach work with our PFL?

Do we want a man to come in the last minute and take seasoned professionals and 'fine tune' what another coach was working on?

Do we want a coach who could train and develop  potential talent?

Do we want a master tactician?

Do we want ah man who could build a solid cohesive system and have an organized team with a balance of scoring and defending?

Do we need a coach who could blend foreign talent with local?

Do we want a coach to just  get us through to the WC?

I think those who are given that responsibility ought to make make public the criteria they are looking for  in a person to coach our national team.

At this time, there appears to be a clamoring for a  man with a reputation as oppose to examining the contextual needs of our situation. I mean if Sven had all the top EPL players at his disposal and could not achieve the level of success as expected , what predictable success would he get out of coaching Jamaica? Is qualifying for the WC we (TNT and Jamaica) are best hoping for?

On the other hand, is Mr.Beenhakker the complete package to meet the alleged ( not sure what these are)needs for our program?

Public debate and  a public disclosure should focus on this if it's public taxpayers funds which would be used to subsidized the cost of  coaches salaries.

 Possible Porcesss
P.S. we starting with a blank slate: we will solicit responses from focus groups: THE PLF executive, the public, the player s local and foreign, the TTFF, ummm.. special advisor JW, umm.. former  coaches, local coaches..... mouth men like A.Corneal....

Now we take all that information and we begin the process of finding common trends, common needs and gathering data on needs and  the best fit.

We bring the group back together again to start looking at  submitting names of possible candidates and examining which of these candidates best fits our profile.
For those on the NC appointed seach for a coach... please consider before you make a hasility  sorid decision.

ah boi- ah see we back to the age old question. it's 2023 and we eh getting this right- look nah we cyar believe that is ' duncy people ' running we football.

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Football / Re: Who will the new coach be???
« on: July 23, 2023, 07:52:29 AM »
Me?  Ah vote other so somebody call SH for meh please...palos is assistant coach...alberta trini in charge of d river lime with true trini doing extempo...soca pro is de dj...knd and truth seeker go be de press officers because we need we name in de papers all de time for extra publicity...jah youth and maxg in charge of fitness...mr. war and triniman is we scouts for all dem hex team...flex and touches go be de new mascots...and vb in charge of drinks...Infinite is we "central scout"...he might find ah Guyanese to play for we...right now ah open to anything de way we going...anything ah miss, tallest go take care of dat.

18 YEARS AND WE LOOKING TO REDIAL THE SAME NUMBER?

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Football / Re: We don't have good local coaches
« on: July 23, 2023, 07:49:21 AM »
I AGREE WITH PALOS THE PROBLEM IS  LACK OF ADEQUATE SUPPORT FOR COACHES .firstly for years our coaches were day job people rushing from work to coach people children for free theer are many coaches who are in fact heroes ,we will be foolish to compare our coaches with those at international level like beenhacker and simoes who have been afforded the training and experience to ply their trade for a living.we also fail to realise that coaching has many diffetrent aspects to it most international coaches are good tacticians few actually are good coaches aka teachers. we berate bertil st clair as an international coach ,but he might actually be an expert youth coach. skill aquisition takes months of daily work with athletes ,coaches in trinidad  have been known to get a phone call in the middle of the night asking them to take a team to the qualifiers in three weeks. these men are either heroes or fools for taking these impossible assignments,another important factor trinis need patience both the coaches and commentors alike such as those on this site. williams ia in his early 40's so too is morrris jose marinho was an assisstant to many coaches before striking it big; the number of coaches that started out as physical education teachers is phenominal. a coach takes years to develop .canada and the US are big countries with far more resources than us and i dont see any outstanding coaches emerging from either nation ,they have systems in place and use their available resources wisely ,lets put things in perspective williams and these fellas have potential, we must not right them off but put them in the correct station and give them the support they need to develop .

2023- WHAT HAS CHANGED?

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Football / Re: Changes to men's senior team technical staff‏.
« on: July 23, 2023, 07:47:01 AM »

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    Re: Changes to men's senior team technical staff‏.
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 12:15:54 PM » Quote 

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Quote from: scooby on Yesterday at 11:03:39 AM
we need a coach who understands the culture of the people and can create or enhance the brand of football that is best suited to make the team successful, I think that Russell has the insights and know how to have this done and take the team forward in a positive way provided that he has matured and can put his demons to rest for the betterment of TNT football


Don' t get me wrong. I want Latas to succeed.
But you are saying that he has the insights and know how to take the team forward based on him being one of, if not, the best player we ever had and him being the assistant to the reserve coach at Falkirk?
 
 
 
No sir not based on being the best player but being player who has come to distinguish the trini style of play every country must play to there strengths our problem is that we have always tried to play everybody else brand not ours, why do we need to turn to foregin coaches when we have very cable ones right there in TnT, the players already respect latas and know him as he knows them. Once again i stress his biggest challenge will be his own personell demons and his commitment to the improvement to our football can he get past those things will be left to be seen


we still eh figure out the beat?

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Looks like we have to recycle this  ad again? since 2006

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Football / Re: Form a coup against TTFF
« on: July 23, 2023, 07:42:59 AM »
the fat lady just sang her song.

i was pleasantly surprised to see in the trinidad express that there is a group in tnt calling itself "movement for change". this group was created to bring about change. change is good. currently, they are concentrating on the ttcb but we must petition them along with the people of tnt to bring about change in the ttff. it can be done, it must be done.

there is strength in numbers.

the revoluccion must go on. viva.

Talk is cheap-  we even fail and making changes in  our football governance.

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Football / Re: The TTFF does NOT want T&T football to develop!
« on: July 23, 2023, 07:40:49 AM »
Yuh know how long we saying the same old thing and  have not coem to a resolution?

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I would like to extent a big thank you to all our players and the coaching staff on your efforts and showing at the 2015 Gold Cup which has placed T&T firmly back onto the football map as serious 2018 World Cup qualification contenders.

Here are the things that I believe we need to work on if we want to be one of the top 3 teams in CONCACAF and to earn one of the 3 automatic spots to qualify for the 2018 World Cup:-

1. Ball Possession (to help preserve energy so we can run more efficiently for 90 minutes). We also have the habit of losing the ball to our opponents too regularly and easily on our Goal kicks (from the keeper) and throw-ins (from the players). Great ball control and ball possession needs to become one of our trade marks.

2. Player Fitness (ability to run for 90 minutes in all conditions)

3. Better and more frequent crosses into the box for Kenwyne and other players to take advantage of against shorter teams.

4. Scoring from corners kicks and set pieces (the last goal against Mexico is an example of what we should be able to do more regularly even when missiles are being thrown on the pitch)

5. Taking penalty kicks under pressure (difficult to teach in training but once we have plenty games against quality opponents we will get a chance to practice taking them in real game pressure situations).

6. Regular games against quality opponents on all FIFA dates.

7. Coaching staff and players need to be paid properly and on time and to generally be better taken care of whenever they are representing T&T with our long term goals in mind.

Once again thanks to SH and his staff and our players for a great effort for this 2015 Gold Cup.

Now onto preparing for World Cup qualification and working on all the points listed above. 

If anyone wishes to add to the list please do but let’s be proud of our team's performance when they were initially written-off by most before the start of the 2015 Gold Cup. :beermug:

Eight years ago- Have we worked on any of these? Same Sht different pile - year in and year out for decades!!!!!

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Football / Re: How can one get a job to be a T&T coach ?
« on: July 23, 2023, 07:35:57 AM »
 Simple:  be an imposter- be connected to the TTFA- join the inner circle and work for free- be prepared to
   a scapegoat.

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Football / Re: Recycle versus development
« on: July 23, 2023, 07:30:43 AM »
This is what we do best in athletics and politics- same old same old. Have we ever focused on developing , training teaching and creating? We are excellent at being ' copycats'

I watched with envy at JA - their track and field athletes competing on the world stage- at their national  selection meet to see the young talent. I see talent being developed. Did we have any such National trials?

I watched the Haitian women's team  stay with England right up to the end. What's happening in the region and why are we behind- ? Let's not default to the obvious.

Where are  our talented athletes?

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Football / Re: 2023 Women's League A Gold Cup Qualifier Thread
« on: July 15, 2023, 08:43:28 AM »
11 weeks enough for women to prepare—Hood.
By Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian).


Recently appointed head coach of the T&T senior women’s football team dubbed the ‘Women Warriors’, Richard Hood says he believes 11 weeks is sufficient time to get the team ready for the CONCACAF 2023 Women’s Gold Cup qualifiers in September.

The 2024 Women’s Gold Cup qualifying tournament featuring 35 CONCACAF Member Associations participating, excluding the two who will compete in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games Tournament (USA and Canada or Jamaica) will take place during the FIFA Women’s International Match Windows of September, October, November and December 2023.

The 35 nations were split into three leagues according to their CONCACAF women’s ranking as of March 2023 and sub-divided into groups.

The Women Warriors will compete in League A as one of the nine top-ranked teams against Mexico and Puerto Rico

Group B will see Canada or Jamaica face off with Panama and Guatemala while Group C will comprise Costa Rica, Haiti, and St Kitts/Nevis.

The 58-year-old Hood, who got the nod from more than 150 applicants from Europe, North America, and here at home from the selection panel which comprised Anton Corneal (Technical Director of T&T Football Association), Jinelle James (Director Women’s Football of T&TFA), Steve David (former national player, Director Pt Fortin Civic), Ken Butcher (former Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs and Sports Director at UTT), and Ian Pritchard (Senior Manager, Sport and Recreation, UTT) will have just over two months to get the team ready for their group assignments starting away to Mexico on September 26, before hosting the same team on October 27, followed by matches away to Puerto Rico on December 1, and then at home on December 5.

Hood, a Sergeant in the T&T Police service, begins his duties with immediate effect and will hold discussions this week with the selection panel regarding recommendations for his back room staff which will include critical expertise in the area of performance and video analysis.

With the T&T women’s team, last being in action exactly one year ago (July 12, 2022) at the 2022 CONCACAF Women’s Championship in Mexico, in a 1-0 loss to Panama, and the WoLF league yet to get going this year, after the Ascension Women’s Tournament, Hood when quizzed on where he will be drawing his players from said,” We will be calling on persons who have previously been part of the recent senior programme, as well as the Udner-20 and Under-17s.

He added, “Obviously the two months time frame and lack of activity of our players is not ideal for us going into the qualifiers, but we have 11 weeks and I think it’s enough time for us to organise ourselves.

Looking ahead, Hood noted that he foresees the fitness level of the players as the main downfall in their preparation, and a lot of emphasis will be put on it.”

“Our biggest problem due to the non-activity of most of the girls will be our fitness, especially the locally based players because they have not been playing football, for quite some time we will be really putting a lot of work in there, and once they are up to a satisfactory level, then we will be looking at the tactical awareness as we get closer to the matches,” stated Hood.

At the end of the home-and-away round-robin phase, the top teams in the three League A groups will qualify for the 2024 Women’s Gold Cup Group Stage while the runners-up in each group and the first-place teams in each of the three League B groups will advance to the 2024 Women’s Gold Cup preliminaries.

The three League B groups which comprise the next 12 best-ranked CONCACAF teams are as follows:

Group A: Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname, and Dominica.

Group B: El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Martinique.

Group C: Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados.

Reached for comment, Hood who managed to survive a selection process that was first cut to 30, then 14, and then a final three candidates first stated that within the coming days, he will finalise his technical staff to be confirmed by the T&TFA Normalisation Committee.

The senior women’s team coaching position became vacant when the tenure of former England, and USA-based T&T men’s captain and striker Kenwyne Jones was not renewed after ending on August 31, 2022.

In 2021, Welshman James Thomas resigned in October after five months into his tenure as head coach, and a week later, T&T men’s futsal coach Constantine Konstin was hired, only for Jones to be appointed five days later as the interim coach for the period October to November 2021, and that turned into a nine-month contract.

He led the team to the 2022 CONCACAF Women’s Championship which served as a qualifier for the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

T&T finished at the bottom of their four-team group after defeats to Canada 6-0, Costa Rica 4-0, and Panama 1-0.

Hood, who was relieved of his head coaching role at the Police FC T&T Premier Football League almost three months ago is no stranger to the T&T coaching set-up having previously served as the head coach of the national women’s team in 2011 for both the Pan American Games and Caribbean Football Union Women’s Olympic Qualifiers, and then in 2016 for the CONCACAF Final Round of Olympic Qualifying competition.

He also led the national Under-20 women’s team to the quarterfinal round of the 2020 CONCACAF Championships and also coached the Under-15 girls’ team, as well as served as an assistant to Norwegian Even Pellerud at the 2010 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup on home soil.

Receipe for success= desperately put together a hotchpotch of individuals from allover and run them trough soem paces and  presto we getting the same results-
 Have we not figured out a process ; a developmental programs  to foster quality  players  and COACHES who adhere to discipline; basic fundamentals and growth?

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: July 09, 2023, 04:29:45 PM »
Guatemala vs jamaica end to end action. ..  this Guatemalan team is well organized

 WHO CARES?

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: July 09, 2023, 03:04:27 PM »
Bigger issues: Coach Eve not the major problem
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)


Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men’s footballers’ poor performance at the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup is more a symptom of the overall decline of football in T&T and less about national coach Angus Eve.

This is the view of both Brent Sancho and Clayton Morris, two former players who have represented Trinidad and Tobago successfully and at the highest level.

“The formulation of a technical committee should be the first port of call,” stated Sancho, the former UK-based footballer, ex-sport minister and 2006 FIFA World Cup defender.

“The problem is bigger than who coaches the country. It’s a decay,” Sancho emphasised. “I also think we are dealing with a pool of players that have exhausted their lifespan.”

Morris captained the T&T Strike Squad which missed out on a 1990 FIFA World Cup spot by a point, when losing its final match 1-0 to the United States. Under his captaincy, T&T matched the best teams in the confederation, drawing matches against the USA and Costa Rica, as well as beating El Salvador and Guatemala in the 1989 CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.

“The problem is not the coach. You can bring Jesus Christ to coach the team and there will not be change,” sarcastically stated Morris, who felt the greatest changes must come in the area of administration.

“How long has the Normalisation Committee (NC) been in place and all the sub-committees, like a technical committee, are inactive,” lamented Morris.

“I can’t see the Normalisation Committee taking the responsibility to deal with the technical aspect of our football,” he said, adding: “I think that is what we need to put in place.”

T&T had an opening 3-0 win over Gold Cup debutants St Kitts-Nevis, prior to suffering humiliating defeats to Jamaica (4-1) and the USA (6-0).

“Anybody within the twin-island republic who was expecting different results was naďve,” Sancho declared. ”The decay of Trinidad and Tobago football has been evident for many, many years.

“Obviously the results were unsatisfactory, but I think the horse bolted the stable long time ago,” continued Sancho. “The issue is not so much who is the coach, because we have been through three coaches over the last couple of years, and the performances have been the same.”

And Morris never believed T&T would emerge from Group A, given that he did not think the national team had either the quality or preparation time.

“I was always reserved about us going in there and matching those teams,” he said. “The one team I was sure we would beat is SKN, and they were the whipping boys of the group.”

Morris confessed to seeing only highlights of the first two matches, prior to the Soca Warriors’ heavy defeat to the USA. However, he always felt it unlikely that the Soca Warriors could have matched either Jamaica or the Americans, given what he felt was inadequate preparation.

“I had the opportunity Tuesday night to watch four of the teams in the other group,” he noted, adding: ”When I saw the intensity of the games involving those four teams, I thought that if we are not playing at that level of intensity, I can’t see us going past our group.”

And Sancho was also of the view that the Soca Warriors’ level of play and on-the-field commitment was inferior to the top teams.
   And what de  firetruck you did when you were sports minister when you ran club when you seeking administration post to run football to change the condition of for]=tbalkl inTnT ?[/size]

“We are just not at a level of a USA or a Jamaica; The problem is that we don’t have players at that level,” Sancho contends. “Jamaica’s front three play in the (English) Premiership and our front three are no where close to that level. Even our defenders are not at that level.”

Morris is also not pleased with the level of commitment of some of the players who now represent T&T.

“I don’t think we have that patriotism with these guys...that they don’t know what it is to represent T&T. I think that is lacking.”

Morris felt youth development was key to instilling in national footballers the total passion and patriotism typical of the Reggae Boyz.

“We can’t wait till they reach big man and when they are representing us,” argued Morris. “They don’t really understand what it is to represent Trinidad and Tobago...and that is clear.”

Administration doh  go on the filed and play ball- MORRIS what have you done to change the state of football?

 All man looking fuh food and  players like getting hung up like sacrificial lambs

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Football / Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« on: July 09, 2023, 02:59:26 PM »
No decision on coach Eve or replacement—Hadad
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


T&T is waiting with bated breath, for the appointment of a national football coach, following the expiration of the contract of coach Angus Eve.

The FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee, led by businessman Robert Hadad, is expected to decide on who the coach will be this week after a comprehensive review of the team’s performance and results at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Nations League and other matches and Eve will be a part of that process.

On Tuesday, Guardian Media Sports reported that former national coach Stephen Hart has been tipped to replace Eve from sources who spoke to us on the condition of anonymity.

However, Hadad, speaking to Guardian Media Sports yesterday said that Hart was one of many coaches that the normalisation committee/T&T Football Association contacted to be part of the coaching set-up.

He revealed that he had also been communicating with Russell Latapy, a former national midfield maestro among others on T&T football matters.

However, Hadad admitted that in the case of both coaches (Hart and Latapy), they had encountered in-court issues which have now been cleared up.

“We have a lot of people we’re talking to, so why they didn’t mention any other names? We’ve been negotiating with Stephen Hart for years. Stephen Hart was owed a ton of money too. We’re talking to Russell Latapy. Russell was owed a ton of money too. I’m not saying either of them is being considered, I’m saying a lot of these people have served their time and have done an amazing job for this country and we treated them like rubbish, we didn’t pay them their money,” Hadad explained.

He noted further, “They had court judgments and they weren’t paid, so we’ve been talking to all of them, so I don’t understand why someone singling out Stephen, I can’t understand that one.”

Quizzed further on whether payments were made to them, he said, “We have negotiated their balances already, so there’s nothing more being owed to them.”

The Courts had ordered the TTFA to pay both coaches over a combined 1.2 million dollars in outstanding salaries owed to them over several years.

Meanwhile, Eve, who took over the coaching reigns from Englishman Terry Fenwick in September 2021, has a record of 12 wins, nine draws, and seven defeats. Fenwick had failed to move T&T past the preliminary rounds of the Caribbean qualifiers to the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Soca Warriors defeated St Kitts and Nevis 3-0 in their opening match in Group A of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. However, T&T was beaten 4-1 by regional rivals Jamaica and that was followed by a 6-0 rout by the Americans in the final group-stage fixture.

The results have since made Eve, a former national standout, the target of both criticism and sympathy from the football fraternity.

Eve, who has achieved his mandate of qualifying for the Soca Warriors to the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and into the ‘A’ League of the CONCACAF Nations League has also helped T&T moved three places up the FIFA ranking to position 101st.

Hadad explained that “Angus is still the coach, so we cannot start a process for a man who is still there. No decision has been made on what we do with him as yet. We have a group of people we put in place to deal with that, to do an evaluation but it takes time, you don’t do these things in a day.”

 Not getting this NC- ent dey was suppose to restore things to a sense of normalcy? yet they have NOT taken care of the debts owing to former coaches? just more BS.; more  lack of competency; more inept management.
 How could anyone take what these idiots say as gospel?  FIFA did a brilliant job in wrecking the programming. the progress and the state of football in TnT-  Possible reprisal for the JW  fiasco.

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: July 03, 2023, 03:12:50 PM »
 I know sooner or later someone go blame the government as if the idiots in opposition go do any better,

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Football / Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread
« on: July 03, 2023, 09:45:59 AM »
Yeah - I eh go beat up on the coach- he local  but yuh have tuh admit when yuh outta yuh league yuh have to pack it in and get  some help.

Look people does complain about we local players eh up to the international play-  we does be quick to get foreign based players fuh the highest level of competition- should we not hold the same standard for the coaches we select?

Coaching at the local level against the com[petition and level yuh up against steady eh sure how dat preparing yuh? tuh say yuh have ah badge but yuh eh have the exposure is still just ah badge - I have boy scouts badge but ah still have tuh go out and practice tying knots and lighting fire


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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: July 03, 2023, 09:37:19 AM »
Let me take a look at  how our coach instills confidence by what  is quoted from his statement:

Likewise, Eve felt that the match would be very competitive, but possibly also winnable. He dispelled any notion that the USA are very much weakened, having not played all of their best players in the tournament.

“This is going to be a difficult game,” Eve said.  So it is winnable but difficult what does this mean? would it be difficult to win?

“I don’t think the USA put out a team to lose. Sop did we put out a team to win or to lose? This team is very competitive. All of the players are playing in good teams in the MLS. The goalkeeper is playing in Europe. So, it not an easy team as some people may make it sound like.  What does this mean? by comparison our players are not on par?

“There is a reason America is probably one (or) two in CONCACAF, because they have depth. They can lose some players and still perform at this level,” the T&T coach concluded.
  So while we may not have depth, we are not able to perform at this level? This coach always seem to  be making excues prior to a challenge.


Why not approach this game as a challenge where we could ris to another level " The tide rises all ships' Find some inspiration for the team to consider possibilities if we bring a game like no other? find a way to put it all out on the filed? consider the greatest upset in your life and what that may look like? look at possibilities rather than all the credit to the opposition. Respect each opposition but look within your self  to find  the  possible.

There is no time like now to consider  TnT teams  of the past who took down giants among minnows. If you keep thinking small, you will get small results. Think beyond and let your dream scare you.

Who doh hear does feel- and some people head harden- dey doh listen dey doh take advice and they does bluff dey way.

 Post 2006 I stop getting hopes up fuh this team until I see  a bonafide coach- players with the right mindset, physical prowess and a level of fitness suited for a  player.

I tune into that game last night and with the exception of Levi Garcia up front  man eh tacking or running after ball- hands on hip and playing with no sense of urgency. Imagine at this level a man making a back pass to a goalie and kicking it  like a 5 year old!!!!!!!

Eve running around like a wild man shouting at players- when he collect 4 he run on the bench hiding now look at big time coach on display!!!
 Real tata
 We have raw talent-  but why some have the philosophy that ta the national level we simply have to roll that out and get results. As a coach you have to distinguish between coaching and training. Doh fuh get yuh teaching- tactics - the game- skill development- Players always growing as players. If yuh cyar do dat den get out the heat!!!

at the end of the day , my primary teacher would say mangoes is mangoes-  yuh take a bunch from an estate full of mango trees line dem up against some from a solitary tree-  is still mangoes. Yuh take 11 players put dem on the field is  man on man - fur get all the old talk about  depth and all that excuse-  play the dam game right- bring yuh best level of fitness chase the ball defend attack basic

To imagine I was going to travel to take in this game-  I glad I simply went to the latrine and see enough ...........

If yuh cyar handle JAMACIA well-- papa go take ah flying  ......
I done

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Football / Re: 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Thread
« on: July 02, 2023, 10:21:14 AM »
 Let me take a look at  how our coach instills confidence by what  is quoted from his statement:

Likewise, Eve felt that the match would be very competitive, but possibly also winnable. He dispelled any notion that the USA are very much weakened, having not played all of their best players in the tournament.

“This is going to be a difficult game,” Eve said.  So it is winnable but difficult what does this mean? would it be difficult to win?

“I don’t think the USA put out a team to lose. Sop did we put out a team to win or to lose? This team is very competitive. All of the players are playing in good teams in the MLS. The goalkeeper is playing in Europe. So, it not an easy team as some people may make it sound like.  What does this mean? by comparison our players are not on par?

“There is a reason America is probably one (or) two in CONCACAF, because they have depth. They can lose some players and still perform at this level,” the T&T coach concluded.
  So while we may not have depth, we are not able to perform at this level? This coach always seem to  be making excues prior to a challenge.


Why not approach this game as a challenge where we could ris to another level " The tide rises all ships' Find some inspiration for the team to consider possibilities if we bring a game like no other? find a way to put it all out on the filed? consider the greatest upset in your life and what that may look like? look at possibilities rather than all the credit to the opposition. Respect each opposition but look within your self  to find  the  possible.

There is no time like now to consider  TnT teams  of the past who took down giants among minnows. If you keep thinking small, you will get small results. Think beyond and let your dream scare you.

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General Discussion / Re: you ent see
« on: July 01, 2023, 01:54:39 PM »
More thought provoking  news to see heckler invade the read army meeting

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General Discussion / you ent see
« on: June 30, 2023, 11:53:14 AM »
 but ehh eheh why every time I see a political rally - i hear rhetoric of hate spewing from the mouths of many in yellow garbs?

 What divisive destabilizing  egocentric power seeking maniacs  we have  in this country?   These political parties had an opportunity to rule and what was the result? if yuh was dat good why lose two back to back elections? now the only way to  gain some prominence is to spew  hatred character assignation and condemnation?

 Now yuh looking for political allies allegiances - why? yuh cant do it alone? yuh eh have dat strong of a mandate  or conviction to do what is right?
 Easier to sit on the side and howl and bark like dogs behind locked gates. Rhetoric of empty promises with no concrete plans- preying on the masses by dishing out money ah lawd exploitation of teh most common sense.

you ent see how you ent making sense!!!

Den ah see people dressed in red- ah lawd well is all kinda jump and wave and carnival like  approach to elections  meanwhile guns  firing at free will- the vulnerability of citizens and business are left to tremble at  wanton malicious  attack's on individuals and prosperity. What has been done to  address and  to foster  national security?

Some areas are suffering with deplorable roads and insufficient water? haw are these issues being addressed? what has been proactively done in areas to mitigate against  annual floods?



 Some areas where some people chose to live  will always need to prepare, respond and adapt to floods. And the pressures of a changing climate only bring a greater risk of more severe and frequent flooding. That’s why building resilience to flooding should be a  top priority.

 A  flood resilience plan  should have a a three-layered approach where all the elements working together will reduce our flood risk


Upstream flood protection on the  Rivers:
Reservoirs hold back water, slowing the flow of the river during floods.


Community-level flood protection:
Permanent flood mitigation infrastructure, like  constructing dams and flood barriers, along with floodplain land use policies to guide how we plan and develop in river communities.


Property-level flood protection:
Improved building regulations and guidelines along with public education improve the resilience of properties and the people who live and work in river communities.

Every rainy season  actively monitor the rivers for flooding also continuously improve  flood forecasting to provide communities and individuals  with the earliest possible warning.


 Now dis eh rocket science and we have engineers and people with brains  yet all we doing is  jockeying for power under some political  garment and shouting  aspirations at each other  blaming and  sating  on a platform  like a MOON lad pounding fist and inciting a  pissing  contest.

 "was it necessary to have a ah man  on stage spewing  verbal diarrhea throughout the entire  campaign in Oropuche?"

 Yiu ent see how all dis is destroying public judgements when we attach people policies instead of  appealing to ethics, morality, and sound  governance?


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