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Football / Re: U-15 Men's Football Team Thread
« on: August 05, 2019, 12:08:54 PM »
I think is time to move these tournament from the US. The visa requirements are srewing up the rest of Concacaf. Our officials are guilty of some incompetence, but the visas requirement are weakening the already weak smaller countries.

I never understood FIFA allowing countries who deny players visa to host events.

It almost appears to be a deliberate attempt to weaken the competition, but that may just be conspiracy theory.
But it is a burden too heavy for already challenged countries.

Sando, ah know you is the forum track man, I wonder what you think of the performance. To me it is disappointing. One bronze. Congrats to Horsford. We should be thankful, though. Our youths had it tough for the past 3 days. I was very, very glad to see that we had a women 4x400 team in the meet. Will they meet the times for Tokyo is debatable. I wish they could, but  very doubtful.  On the U-15 football thread there is a photo where all the teams posing on a delapidated running track, I think Asylum said that was disgraceful. I agree. How are we going to produce winners on facilities like that. We have 5 stadiums(stadia) with running track and we could not produce one track medal at the meet. But I commend all the participants. This is just the stepping stone. Work hard. Seek advice on the right nutrition and conditioning. Good luck. Blessings.

Just the same ole same ole with T&T track and field. No difference from lets say '10 years ago'. yes we continue to say this is just the stepping stone youth, work hard and you will get better. In the end its just talk. yes facilities need to be maintained but there is a lot more to be done.

The culture of track and sports need to change. We often ask why we don't have more medal winners at the senior level at major global championships? the answer is so simple but the dinosaur heads in T&T seem to still not grasp it... success do not happen overnight, its starts at teh youth level, stop wishing for overnight suceess!  we need better coaching, you cant just depend on american scholarships for athletes to develop abroad, and  sorry to say but we do not have local coaches who can fully develop our young athletes to reach their full potential. Instead we need qualified foreign coaches to lead and our coaches can learn from them.

But how do you tell all of this to these old men who think they know it all? Our athletes need better nutrition, need more financial investment, need more local competitive meets during the season.  The netire culture need to change and what is even more sad is our sports media seem not to care or just dont know better because they should be pressing these issues to the sporting authorities and making the public more aware of what needs to be done. Instead they seem to just be happy with the outcome of winning one or two bronze medals every championship for the last twenty years.
No matter how much you say it and no matter the repeated poor results, whether it is football, track and field, cricket, you name it, the know-it-all s who run our sports continue to create more and more embarrassing scenarios for our youth.

Football / Re: TTFA News Thread.
« on: June 11, 2019, 11:56:26 AM »
He disqualified himself through his conduct of the first press conference. Lehwe be serious.

(And Alibey' s article is a poor man's substitute for opinion polling.)
Who is "He"?

Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Canada Game (10-June-2019)
« on: June 11, 2019, 11:50:31 AM »
So, these are the same players that knocked the US out of the World Cup and the same coach. The same coach and players that played Mexico tough in Mexico a couple years ago. So is it the players? Is it the coach? If you look at all our sports, there is a lack of consistency that permeates many of our players attitudes. Today hot, tomorrow cold. Hart led our players to a successful Gold Cup a few years ago with two unforgettable performances against Panama and Mexico. Soon after, we couldn't beat Martinique, with mostly the same players. Of course, there are a few exceptions, but in general, we as a people need to demonstrate a lot more professionalism and get rid of the laissez-faire attitude that continues to dog us. Till then, the losses will pile up and make us fans continue the suffering.

Football / Re: Home of Football Thread
« on: March 20, 2019, 03:18:57 PM »
The project "Home of Football" is a very good idea that should provide financial benefit and prestige to TT football. The problem is that the non-disclosure, secrecy, refusal to provide documents suggests corruption. There needs to be transparency. I support Look-Loy's attempts to obtain documents.

Football / Re: 2018 CONCACAF Men's U-20 Championship Thread
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:38:13 AM »
We blame the coach and the players because they are the visible targets. But does anyone expect that you could put together a team two weeks before an international tournament, with no friendlies, and beat a US team that has been together for two years, practices together every few months, and has played together in 6 or 7 international friendly games against world class opponents? The real problem (and I admit that Coach Latapy has his deficiencies) is a football administration that is self-serving, egotistical bunch that does not look out for the interest of its players and the country. 
This is a pattern that has been displayed at every level - with the National Senior men's team, with the National Senior women's team and again with the U-20s. In any self-respecting community, the president and his entire team would resign in shame. But that's not the Trini way.

Football / Re: 2018 Caribbean Women's World Cup Qualifiers
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:59:50 AM »
Waldrum writes to TTFA: I can take over the women’s programme.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).

FORMER head coach of the TT senior national women’s team Randy Waldrum has written to the TT Football Association to express his interest in rejoining the team, saying he is “not too concerned with his financial package” if he is to be considered and that there are prerequisites that come with his offer.

“As the former women’s national team coach of Trinidad and Tobago, I have obviously followed the situation very closely since leaving there after the last World Cup qualifiers,” he wrote in an email directed to the TTFA hierarchy on Monday.

“I love your country and more importantly the players in the program, so I would certainly entertain the possibility of returning to coach the team again.”

This is the man to coach the Women's national team. He has been the most successful women's coach and has shown loyalty to the Warrior ladies when the TTFA did not deserve it. The President should swallow their pride and bring him back.

How many of those games were friendlies? You sending players to a bunch of Tournaments with now match practice and saying" they participated in 19 international matches.."  What is the point? Bull crap!

Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs United Arab Emirates Game (06-Sept-2018)
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:22:06 PM »
d new structure seems sound, kinda look like 4-1-4-1 not sure, we seemed to be pressing in central areas and I saw what looked like urgency both in d tackle and d ball movement at times....nice dat we can get some ah dat from pro league players.....ah fair start
It's a start. We want to see progress now leading up to the Gold Cup!

Football / The Future of Levi Garcia
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:58:19 AM »
An opinion:
After moving to Europe and appearing to be the most promising young Trinidad and Tobago player since Dwight Yorke, Levi Garcia appears to be heading down the path of many of our young players - the path of disfavor, anonymity, and disvalue. There was such bright hope that he would slowly climb the ladder of respectability as a quality, sought-after, excellent football player among the higher European leagues. His brilliant two-goal performance in his TT debut has never been duplicated.  Sadly, his appearance in the Israeli League seems more like one seeking refuge than attaining acclaim.  It is sad that such a promising player appears to be entering a career as a football nomad.  One option could be to return close to home and attempt to regain his footing in the MLS. And this is only my opinion.

Football / Re: CAC Games Thread
« on: July 29, 2018, 10:56:02 AM »
Rochford is right about the attitude of TT players. But there is another question to be asked. Do we have the right coach? Latapy was arguably one of our greatest players, but his track record as a coach is dubious at best. Is it coaching? is it players? Do we have right selection? These are questions to be asked, analyzed carefully and make decisions appropriately.

Great article and interview!

I do not currently live in Trinidad and Tobago but I try to follow our teams and athletes wherever they are. But, here is one reason our athletics seem to be going no where.  I could only find small snippets of reports of the National Athletic Championships. Are there Videos anywhere? Interviews ?

Football / Re: Jlloyd Samuel
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:34:06 AM »
What a sad story! RIP, Jllloyd. I grieve for his family!

What about Track & Field / Re: Commonwealth Games 2018 Updates Thread
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:27:30 PM »
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius and success
Aint! Say it again. The people who always criticize cant do a damn in anything!

I am a cancer survivor! Stay positive and stay strong. God be with you, brother; you will survive!

Football / Re: Jamaica Football Thread.
« on: March 23, 2018, 07:05:15 AM »
JA has the potential to be a powerhouse in Concacaf. Throw Leon Bailey into the mix, and is fire.

I not surprised at the depth JA has overseas. I find that even some of the smaller Islands have more depth than TT. Grenada has 2 premier league players and a handful in the lower divisions that they haven't tapped into as yet. . Just something to think about.

Jamaica by far has the most depth overseas because of their travel and migration history. T&T has depth, but we don't scout well and our federation is a mess. Jamaica tends to play higher quality friendlies.

Ditto! We've been saying it for years. You cannot play lower ranked countries, small club teams and improve. We must attempt to schedule teams that will beat us, test us, and strengthen us. And we cannot put a team together a few weeks before tournament time and expect to be successful. But with the TTFA administration in such a mess, hope is dimmer than ever.

Football / Re: Kevin Molino Thread.
« on: March 14, 2018, 02:46:34 PM »
Really sad! Looking forward to seeing you back! Keep your chin up and work hard at rehab like you did n Orlando 3 years ago.

What about Track & Field / Re: 2018 Track & Field Season
« on: March 07, 2018, 10:44:13 AM »
Indoors is completely different to outdoor running.  you hardly ever find the same people winning both. for example, has Bolt ever run indoors or won an indoor medal? Its a banked track with sharp turns. I wouldn't worry too much about the results here.  Having said that, I am impressed with the return of Deon Lendore, which strengthens the 400 pool, but i am worried that Cedenio doesn't appear as strong and fast as he was two years ago. From my eyes, he appears over weight but that could be deceiving.

Cricket Anyone / Re: Administration ineptitude
« on: January 25, 2018, 03:34:40 PM »
In all fairness, TT had an average of 7 players missing per match.

It irked me to see TT fumble against Guyana while Pooran and Bravo were playing cricket in TT.
Barbados and Guyana were also missing players, though not as many. But that's part of the problem! Why weren't Bravo and Pooran selected? It is partly the shabby way our players are treated and the poor forward planning. A supposed misunderstanding or miscommunication that prevents Bravo from being selected is unforgivable in this age of technology.

Football / Re: 2018 CFU Women's U-20 Championship Thread
« on: January 21, 2018, 01:39:45 PM »
Jamal Shabazz is a dumb ass.

You losing 3-1 facing certain elimination and you are not committing numbers forward. No press, no support in forward positions, no commitment to the attack.

Absolutely ridiculous.  :pissedoff:
he was never going to beat Canada or seriously threaten their goal. Why make the score look worse than it was. If we played with 14 we may not get a organized attack, what makes you think Shabazz will get a win down 3-1 with 10. When I putting down the coach, prefer to keep it real. My only quarrel with the man is, he not aware of football outside the nation.

Don't totally agree with that.

Costa Rica could have said the same thing, but look at how they responded and what it did to Haiti. We needed to play for 1 goal at a time. I'm not saying attack with reckless abandon, but we had some nice spots where we could have took a chance and we never did. We resigned from early to not "losing bad". That's coward, and taught our players that they are indeed inferior. I don't like that approach.

We've been surrendering like this for decades and now it seems to be who we are. This is why at 1-1 we wilt. We show no fight or mental fortitude to fight back especially when we're leading and give up goals.
"Saving face" needs to not be part of who we are.

Fitness is achieved by playing often, against better teams and learning to fight. Our teams are not fit, reason they can't survive aftera  few minutes. Of course, the girls were not better than Canada, but have a ot of promising players.

Football / Re: 2018 CFU Women's U-20 Championship Thread
« on: January 21, 2018, 01:33:16 PM »
First, we need good coaches. When we get good coaches, we run them off because the egos of our administrators are larger than their abilities. Then we must change our method of preparation. We cannot play against each other and hope to get better. We must compete against better opponents,whether we win or lose. Preparation must include playing numerous friendlies against better opposition. And this goes for all our teams - male and female, or we are doomed to remain on the outside of every major tournament.

Cricket Anyone / Administration ineptitude
« on: January 21, 2018, 01:17:14 PM »
In any other place with a reputable sports administration, the coach and selectors would all present their letters of resignation.  The results of the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team, has been a disgrace for the last several years, with blame to be shared by everyone. Administrators lead by putting in place programs to ensure success or at least be competitive. While Guyana continues to win, the Red Force has made only backward steps. It has been a repeat of bad performances followed by worse ones' optimistic press proclamations followed by abjectly inept performances on the field. Truly, it appears to be a duplicate of the senior West Indies team which continues to produce serial disappointing performances sprinkled with one-off performances that continually crush the pride of every West Indies cricket fan. So, it is time for a new approach with new leadership that understands, and can produce, methods of coaching and leadership that provides hope for success. To the administration of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, please give someone else a chance to lead us out of this season of pain and shame.  Do the honorable thing and resign.   

Football / Re: Sheldon Phillips Thread
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:49:22 AM »
Why would anybody do business, sign a contract or make loans to these guys. This is endemic Trini disorganization and corruption.
On a better note, I am praying that there is a new spirit, new leadership and a return to winning on the field in 2018. "Happy New Year to all Forumites."

Football / Re: David John Williams Thread.
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:38:36 AM »

DJW don't even have the respect for T&T football to step down knowing the major regression that continue to happen from youth to senior, male to female in T&T football under his tenure as Prez
Any decent honorable leader who respects his reputation would resign, but despots never take responsibility for their failures and only cling to power in their narcissism!

Football / Re: Kenwyne Jones Thread
« on: November 21, 2017, 02:50:47 PM »
Thanks Kenwyne! You did what most couldn't and always with decency. You were a worthy leader and a patriot. You are a true Trini to the Bone! Blessing in the next step of your life.

Football / Re: NOVERMER Matches ???
« on: October 15, 2017, 09:20:54 PM »
We should be lining up lower level WC Qualifiers to get a sweat. That is what DL needs to begin development for 2022

What about Track & Field / Re: Jereem “The Dream” Richards Thread
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:35:20 AM »
Glad for him. Real glad. But help me clarify something here. But isn't this a violation of NCAA rules?
It is not a violation to sign a professional contract. Now that he is signed he will just give up his scholarship, pay his own way through school and cannot run for Alabama. There is only a violation if he signs and then represents Crimson Tide, then it's the University of Alabama's problem.

Football / Re: Qualifying hopes ends in Panama City.
« on: September 06, 2017, 09:30:11 AM »
Before thinking about 2022, we have the CFU, Gold Cup, PanAM and Olympics. Let's see if we could go to the finals of one of this competition. If we can't ..... what 2022 we talking about?

Exactly! We build from the bottom up, not hoping to win a Hex when we don't pay attention to developing our players.  We should be participating in all the tournaments that would give us the experience to grow.

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