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Make training and preparation for events easy for athletes. One thing I heard about JA is that the training grounds are easily accessible, regardless of who is training. The clubs in JA don't have to go through the red tape like the clubs in TT. The JAAA also has good support from corporate JA. They might not cut pay checks for the young athletes, but they make sure they are healthy enough to make it to training.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Commonwealth Games 2022
« on: August 07, 2022, 10:29:11 AM »
IF he'd had that lane at Worlds in the final it would have been a different race - behind Lyles.

He definitely had low 19.8x in his tank. When I seen the lane draw, I wrote him down to 4,5 or 6. I still think he can be a medal threat in the 400m

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It strikes me that the TTNAAA has not consulted with Ato. Ato is probably the best resource we have to give insight into creating a good 10 year development plan. These old heads only planning meets and getting the same results. 10 golds be 2024 was a damn joke so was their recent response to the dismal performance ...  "TT track is in a transition". Wdf is that. All of our WJ hopefuls have never made a successful transition. Also we lacking consistency big time. It's easy to identify the problems, but putting a plan together is where them old heads falter. How is that we can go from medal hopefuls in some events to not even making a final a year or two years later. My message to the old heads "there's carnival, then there's track and field, you can't plan track and field like carnival.."

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What about Track & Field / Re: Commonwealth Games 2022
« on: August 07, 2022, 07:00:16 AM »
He is living in the sub 20s. Ato's 200m national record is a whisker a way. Jereem is capable of 19.7x by the end of the year. From what I seen yesterday, he can touch low 19.7x.

I honestly think Jereem would have medalled at the world Champs in the 400m. Too many blazing guns in the 200m right now.

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Tobago still has to go through Trinidad to make it to the next level. Ato always pointed out that the transition from junior to senior is difficult. But it seems much more difficult for Trinbagonians.

Tobago has better development than Trinidad. The schools in Tobago often match the Trini schools at the national championships.

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@Deeks.. the ghosts of 2012. We had a decent Olympics in 2012. 4 medals. Multiple athletes in the finals. Them jokers running track in TT thought that their minimal contribution and poor preparation was enough to get future success in Track and Field. Hence, they continued with their minimal contribution and preparation. This is why the "10 golds by 2024" initiative or whatever they want to call it, has been killed and buried. Nothing has been done to improve the success of 2012. Nothing. This is why we went from 4medals, to 1, to 0. We used to walk away with a medal or two from the world juniors. Now the results are too embarrassing to even look at. Trust me on this one, the talent is there. But the infrastructure I beyond dismal. Reminds me of Spain in the World cup. Traditionally Spain has always been the underachievers in Football. Spain eventually turned things around after decades of not making out of the group stage. Let's hope we turn things around. All we got is hope and faith.

I was in Tobago not too long ago. And what I can tell you is that that's where the track and field talent is. Tobago is small, but their youth programs and organization is further ahead than it is in Trinidad.

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Kelly Ann retired. I believe Semoy too.

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Ato, same trend happening in our football.

Something you always talked about was consistency. Becoming a nation of one medal wonders.

What's the word with Cedenio? He not even in the 4x400m team.

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Long time Socapro.. yuh good?

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: July 03, 2022, 01:03:06 PM »
Yeah I agree with that assessment.

JA only beat Haiti because of the 2 red cards. I watched the game. Haiti was outplaying them with 10 men. Even when Haiti was reduced to 9, JA barely dominated. We would have beaten JA.

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: July 03, 2022, 10:34:21 AM »
Question, if the u20s had gotten the preparation from before, you think they would have performed better?

This team has the potential. It's not a lost cause. Sure the Mexico game was a thrashing. But we have some positives to work with. I think this team played way more entertaining and quality football than the seniors. They brought the game to the opponents, something our senior's can't do.

One of the many critiques about our football is that we give up too many late goals. It's like these teams know to turn up the pressure after the 85th minute to get a goal. We never "kill the game".. what I mean by that is the tactics. Man ain't standing in front of the ball when the opposition has a free kick, them ain't blasting the ball away, them ain't holding the ball up at the opponents corner in the final mins.

I do see some possible stars coming out of this group. Khan, James, Gill, Roka.. I can't remember which goalkeeper, but one looked like pretty good between the pipes.

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: July 02, 2022, 10:19:59 AM »
It's not all doom and gloom with the team. I am completely confident that we would have made the final 4 IF we had beat Haiti. Jamaica struggled to get a win against Haiti. I watched the game, we would have beaten Jamaica easily.

As for the DR game, we would have beaten them too.

With what I seen, this team has promise. Still, we have a long road to travel.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Jereem “The Dream” Richards Thread
« on: June 28, 2022, 08:07:21 PM »
19.83 in those conditions are an indicator that he is on to something special. I think he'll break 19.77 in 3 weeks. I'm sure Ato ain't going to hate if he does.

When I seen Jereem win the 400m indoor, and the huge pb in the 400m outdoor, I knew he was going to put down a statement in the 200m this year.

Being slim is working. He's actually a lanky runner at 6"3 I believe. It's all about what works best for the athlete.

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Our golden Era of track and field has come to an end. Right now these are our world class athletes:

- Richards
- Gittens
- Walcott
- Lee Ahye

Jehue has retired, but hasn't come out to confirm. Cedenio is not the athlete he was a few years ago.

Our track program needs a reboot.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Jereem “The Dream” Richards Thread
« on: June 26, 2022, 05:44:52 PM »
Jereem!!! 19.83 at the National championships. Those 400s are paying off.

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 24, 2022, 01:23:38 PM »
Promise, hope. .

Question, can the current senior NT pull off a result against Suriname senior NT? Nope. Can we pull off a tie against Haitis senior team? Nope. You see where I'm going with this. Our u20 team does not look bad. There is promise and hope for this team. They play the game with less fear than the current senior team. I think they look better than our senior team. Less heart attack football. That u20 team will beat Bahamas senior team. I really feel so.

Dahis all well and good, but they will be disbanded if they can't defeat Costa Rica tomorrow. And, you'll recall that CRC happens to be the team that willingly engaged us in a pair of recent friendlies (for obvious reasons) + their observation of the match against Sporting San José. Unless the coaching staff has an epiphany in its tactical approach to matches, the result is likely to be along similar lines.

The team has talent but it is being underutilized and undercoached. Also, we would have been facing Jamaica had the coaching staff better managed the opening match.

I give Angus a passing grade, but it is marginally passing. He could do more, and should be doing more, to impose coaching on match outcomes.

Thus far, none of his post-match comments fully describe footballing reality: they describe the universe as he has imagined it or has preferred to sell it.

He needs to be more adaptable to circumstances that arise DURING the matches and to recognize moments and locations in which the opponent is vulnerable rather than to fixate exclusively on our perceived vulnerabilities. He certainly ought to reconsider his view of what is to happen in midfield in the central channels.

You're right. I like the way things are looking for this team. Costa Rica tied us and then narrowly beat us. They tied JA too. With that, I think we are not a lost cause with the next game.

Fair to say Angus is a "better" u20 coach than senior.

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 24, 2022, 10:44:50 AM »
Promise, hope. .

Question, can the current senior NT pull off a result against Suriname senior NT? Nope. Can we pull off a tie against Haitis senior team? Nope. You see where I'm going with this. Our u20 team does not look bad. There is promise and hope for this team. They play the game with less fear than the current senior team. I think they look better than our senior team. Less heart attack football. That u20 team will beat Bahamas senior team. I really feel so.

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Football / Re: 2022 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: June 10, 2022, 08:00:15 PM »
Yeah we playing the game hard against ourselves. We are our worst opponent.

The game that'll probably decide things is the Bahamas game. We need to beat Bahamas convincingly. At least 3. Not just a get by win. Mark my words, we beat Bahamas by 3, we will walk through Nicaragua. A get by win will put too much pressure on us. Dais wha I see

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Football / Re: 2022 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: June 07, 2022, 07:50:01 PM »
Right now I watching JA play Suriname. The level of play and intensity I seeing here, we far behind. I even watch the Grenada and El Salvador game, and Grenada play them out good. I have no doubt that Grenada could bust we ass right now. If Nicaragua beat Bahamas, then the SVG on Friday is going to be the game that determines our fate. We must win that game. A tie and Nicaragua will control our destiny.

Btw, that win against Bahamas yesterday was a loss in my books.

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Football / Re: 2022 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: June 06, 2022, 08:37:38 PM »
I just find we looking really bad. Any slip up now, we ain't  getting in

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Football / Re: 2022 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: June 06, 2022, 08:23:27 PM »
I watching Honduras and Curacao. We can't compete on this level.

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Football / Re: 2022 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: June 06, 2022, 08:21:49 PM »
The bad news, we should've beaten them by at least 3. The bad news, this sets us up for another showdown in Bahamas where they can take away points from us.

The good news, this group is wide open. And it seems as if anything can happen.

I don't know what this team is missing. But it is more than one thing..

Maybe they lost one of them on that adventure of a bus ride to Nicaragua.  :devil:


Might be just me, but I think this is the worst spell in ages.

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Football / Re: 2022 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: June 06, 2022, 08:02:50 PM »
The bad news, we should've beaten them by at least 3. The bad news, this sets us up for another showdown in Bahamas where they can take away points from us.

The good news, this group is wide open. And it seems as if anything can happen.

I don't know what this team is missing. But it is more than one thing..

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Jereem ran a pb in the 400m yesterday. 44.79. That was only good enough to warrant 5th place. He did not time his race well at all. I think he's on to something big if he makes the a
necessary adjustments. Regardless good pb.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Carifta Games 2022
« on: April 25, 2022, 05:26:17 PM »
None of our juniors are showing "go pro" caliber yet. 11.5 and 23.3 (dating back to 2019) so far in the year she turns 19 means she hasn't shown PRO ability yet. It might be there, but that is way overreaching.
Any high school female sprinter thinking pros has to be 11 low and 22 mid to high I'd say at least to even get looked at twice and that was before the industry changed post-covid. The last 2 female high school sprinters to go pro had PRs of 11.13/10.94/22.48/22.50 credentials

I agree. I know she ain't ready to turn pro. But it was mentioned that she might not be pursuing NCAA and will focus on getting into the "senior program"... which is .. Not sure what that really means. Because the senior program does not look promising.

@Trini she did beat the Lyston in 2019. The thing is Lyston was in the right environment where Bascombe wasn't. This reminds me of something that occurred in 2005.. AB know where I going with this one. Kelly Ann Baptiste beat Shelly Ann Fraser Price at Carifta in the 100m. Then looked what happen. Not to take anything away from KAB.

So the proof is in the pudding. The talent is there. But how the talent is groomed and developed is where the divide is.


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Football / Re: Kennya Cordner Thread
« on: April 24, 2022, 02:30:09 PM »
@Thomo

Didn't know that. I agree if she walked away, she should be the one reaching out. Hopefully both sides see the opportunity that is available

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Football / Re: Kennya Cordner Thread
« on: April 24, 2022, 12:51:31 PM »
WATCH: With her second beaver-trick of the season, Kennya Cordner has increased her goalscoring tally to 31 for the season as Fenerbahçe demolished Altay 11-0.

It's a good thing she ain't on the team. We might actually have a chance to get a spot.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Carifta Games 2022
« on: April 23, 2022, 05:08:30 PM »
AB, what you think about Bascombe? You can tell she has potential, but no one with real expertise helping her. I heard she plans on skipping college and turning pro. She might be a good one for your camp? I hope she not planning on turning pro and staying in TT..

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What about Track & Field / Re: Carifta Games 2022
« on: April 23, 2022, 05:05:02 PM »
Indeed. I thought 2012 London (most medal count) was a sign that things were improving. . My analysis- the TTNAAA thought that they were doing things right (despite not doing anything..), hence they kept everything the same thinking that they made an accomplishment. Same thing with Carifta, one good year and the administration thinks their plans are working. Rum shop mentality. .

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