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Football / New Year Greetings
« on: January 01, 2015, 07:55:24 AM »
Happy New Year to all, wishing you all & your loved ones, a happy, bright, prosperous & successful year.
To all our Teams all the best for 2015 & beyond. Come on let's kick BALL!!
 HAPPY 2015 ALL

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Football / Joevin Jones signs with Chicago Fire
« on: December 03, 2014, 09:47:34 AM »
Joevin Jones signs with Chicago Fire.
W Connection FC Release.


Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva. December 3 2014 – Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire has signed DIRECTV W Connection FC’s talisman Joevin Jones to a permanent deal ahead of their 2015 season start.

This follows his recent loan stint at top Finnish Premier Division team HJK Helinski where he made six appearances in their successful 2014 League Championship campaign. The versatile 23 year old left footer joins “The Fire’s” pre-season preparations in January. 
 
Though the terms and conditions of his transfer were not disclosed as per MLS and Chicago Fire’s team policy, this represents a brilliant career move for Jones, who has been part of the Savonetta Boys Senior line up since 2009 and has been instrumental in much of the club’s on field success since.

Jones commented about his upcoming move that he was excited about joining the Chicago Fire and that he is looking forward to playing in the MLS.

While he remained tight lipped on the deal, Club President and CEO David John-Williams was extremely pleased with the proceedings and expressed optimism on the possibility of another Connection player joining the MLS ahead of the 2015 season.
 
John-Williams further reiterated that “Our club remains committed to continuously seeking opportunities for its players in top world leagues so that they can gain exposure and better their careers…”.

Prior to his time in Finland, Jones spent time with W Connection FC of the TT Pro League. After two seasons in the club’s youth programs, Jones made his senior debut in 2009, making two appearances helping the club to a runner-up finish for the 2009 FA Trophy.

In 2011, Jones scored two goals in ten appearances, leading W Connection to the club’s fourth Pro League title. The following year, Jones and the Savonetta Boys finished second in the 2012 CFU Club Championship, qualifying for the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League, where he made three appearances.

Jones led W Connection to their fifth Pro League title in 2013 and finished second in the league with 14 goals.
 
For further information, please contact the Marketing and Media Department at W Connection FC Club Offices.

Retweeted Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire):
NEWS: Chicago Fire sign Trinidad & Tobago international defender Joevin Jones: http://t.co/oZr7IrVS8v #cf97 #MLS http://t.co/RI4kWWkJF0

Retweeted Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire):

New signing Joevin Jones will be added to the Fire's 2015 roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate. #cf97


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Football / DIRECTV W Connection 2014/2015
« on: August 16, 2014, 06:08:18 PM »
Sneak peak of our Green Kit for 2014/2015 custom designed by our kit sponsors Eletto Sport. We hope you love it as much as we do. Replicas will be on sale in both the white option and green. Feel free to private message us to place your order. We will be releasing the cost in the upcoming weeks. Keeping things #Professional #SavonettaBoys


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Football / W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
« on: August 04, 2014, 03:03:58 PM »
W Connection youth team to tour Italy.
W Connection Press Release.


DirecTV W Connection President David John  Williams and his Youth Director, Stefano Monti, have created a huge opportunity for Trinidad and Tobago youth footballers on the international stage.

Williams as part of his statement said, “This is the 15th year of DirecTV W Connection, and I knew I wanted to do something special to celebrate. As the U-16 team brought home the Youth Pro League Championship two games in advance, the seed was planted that the celebration would also have to honour their outstanding achievement of this year.”

This is the first time that a local team, on any level, will have the opportunity to match their skills against the four Serie A teams that are amongst the best in the world. The short tour starts on 28th August until 8th September, 2014. The team will try their skills against AC Milan, Inter Milan, Hellas Verona and Udinese.

Monti, the Youth Director was very excited. ”In order for the boys to reach another level, it is important for them to see how their skills match up to players at this kind of football level.

I have to express my gratitude to my Italian friends who have made the tour possible; President of A.C. Milan Football School Cimiano Calcio, Agostino Malavasi, Filippo Galli and Nereo Omero of AC Milan, Paolo Poggi and Simone Roia of Udinese Calcio, Alberto Celario and Roberto Samadem of Inter F.C.and Giancarlo Filippini of Hellas Verona.”

Williams went on to say, “Of course it is a huge venture but it is the investment that must be made in the future of football, not only in Trinidad and Tobago, but in the region. I really hope that other great minds would rise to the occasion and assist us in this effort.”

The Tour Programme is as follows

29 August - Inter Milan F.C. vs W Connection
3 September - Hellas Verona vs W Connection
5 September - Udinese Calcio vs W Connection
7 September - A.C Milan vs W Connection

https://dtvwcyouth.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/top-serie-a-teams-for-direct-tv-w-connection-youths/








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Football / Another young footballer passes
« on: July 19, 2014, 10:38:41 PM »
Footballer dies after scoring
By Carolyn Kissoon (Express).


A footballer collapsed and died during a training session at Skinner Park, San Fernando, on Friday.

Marcus Lawrence, 20, a mid­fiel­der had just scored a goal when he fell to the ground, around 6.15 p.m.

His brother, Marli Henry, said, “His teammates thought he was celebrating as he scored the goal because that is what he usually does. But when they looked at him, his eye was turned up and his body was twitching.”

Lawrence, a member of Club Sando, was taken to the San Fer­nan­do General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was pur­suing a welding and fabricating course at the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC).

He lived with his mother, Mar­lene Nelson, and two younger  sib­lings in Southern Main Road, La Romain.

His aunt, Char­maine Nelson-James, yesterday said Law­rence was the sunshine in their family.

She said her ne­phew never com­plained of feeling unwell and had no medical ailments.

“He was never sick, never had chest pains. He was in good health. He never had any ill­nesses. He was always full of life. He was ambi­tious, hard-working, loving, help­ful and respectful to everyone,” she said.

Nelson-James said her nephew had a passion for football and bas­ketball.

“He loved basketball, but his passion was football. He wanted to excel at this sport and he knew it would take him places. He really wanted to go to the Uni­ted States,” she said.

Lawrence also played with the La Romain Jet Stars in the Hoop of Life competition last year, she said.
Nelson-James said Lawrence had a special bond with his moth­er and wanted to give her a com­fortable life.

She said he attended the Revival Tabernacle in La Ro­maine and always advised his friends to turn to God.
“He had a passion for God. And he loved his family. He was the sunshine in our life,” she said.

Lawrence’s body was removed to the San Fernando mortuary where an autopsy will be performed.

Investigators said no foul play was suspected in Lawrence’s death.


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Football / W Connection Weekly Spotlight - Players/Coaches/Management
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:35:23 AM »
W SPOTLIGHT: DANEIL CYRUS

Name: Daneil Cyrus

Nationality: Tobagonian (Trinidad & Tobago)

Birth Date: December 15

Title/Position: Defender/Stopper

Player Number: 4

Years with WCFC: 2012-present


1.  Who is your favourite local footballer of all time?
Dennis Lawrence.

2.  Who is your favourite international footballer of all time?
Yaya Touré from Manchester City.

3.  What are your favourite sports beside football?
Cricket.

4.  How did you get started in organized football?
I started playing football in Tobago with local team Stokely Vale. From there I made it on to the Under 15 National Team and later on the Senior National Team.

5.  What do you like about W Connection?
It is a serious club and provides a professional atmosphere in order to prepare you for the professional football world.

6.  What advice would you give to a young player who wants to become a professional footballer?
Hard work brings success. You have to be on football 24/7 and let absolutely nothing prevent you from achieving your goals.

7.  What have been your greatest achievements as a player?
Qualifying for the Under 17 World Cup in the game against Jamaica.

8.  Do you have any game day rituals?
 Before the game I hang out with my teammates at camp and in the dressing room. After Coach gives the team talk I go to a quiet spot and rest for 20 mins in order to focus on the game.

9.  What do you hope to achieve this season?
I hope to win the League seeing that I never won it. I also hope to win as many trophies as possible and to receive an overseas contract. 

10.  What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Hanging out with friends and my teammates.

11.  What is your favourite music genre and who are your favourite music artists?
Dancehall and Vybz Kartel.

12.  Name one place you would like to visit if given the opportunity.
Spain.

13.  What are your favourite foods/meals?
Saltfish and dumpling.

14.  What are your favourite movies/TV Shows?
Goal.

15.  Give one word to describe yourself as a person.
Humble.

16.  What are your pet peeves?
Lying and people making a fool of me.


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Football / Warner to sue Lasana Liburd
« on: February 16, 2012, 05:06:18 PM »
Warner to sue for defamation.
ctntworld.com.


Former FIFA Vice President, Mr. Jack Warner, has initiated legal proceedings against journalist Lasana Liburd for what he calls "completely unacceptable defamation and libel” over a tweet concerning him.

In a statement, Mr. Warner confirmed that he has retained the services of English QC, William McCormick, for the proceedings.

He said: “I shall take advice on which other persons shall be joined to the suit and categorically state that not only did I never misappropriate aid money destined for Haiti, but have personally made additional funds available to the 30+ victims and their families who were buried under the collapsed Haitian Football Association building.”

Mr. Warner said he is "thoroughly disgusted by the level of malice and nastiness some persons resort to" and decided that he will no longer tolerate “the continued lies and wrongful allegations" by people who, he said, consider themselves to be above the law.

His statement reads: "The message was re-tweeted by numbers of equally deranged and malicious persons who never checked Liburd's claim for its veracity, nor did they research independently whether there was any truth whatsoever in the nasty allegation first made by one James Corbett, a former employee of the Al Ahram newspaper, Mubarak's propaganda instrument for decades (sic!).

I am appalled that persons whom I have known to be quality journalists in the past, are now jumping on the 'destroy Warner' bandwagon and thoughtlessly, if not senselessly, take any lie for granted that they come across these days and which further maligns and defames me."

Mr. Warner plans to reveal several emails between the Haitian President and himself, as well as between several other persons on this subject to support his suit, later on Friday.

* View both letters

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Football / Focus on the coach
« on: April 10, 2011, 11:42:50 AM »
Found this article to be interesting.

Reprinted from Catholic News dated April 10, 2011

Focus on the coach b]Sports-football by Sedley Joseph, former national footballer[/b]
 
Sport Minister Anil Roberts has been saying repeatedly that State funds are not going to be given to sporting associations without proper accounts being produced and I agree totally.
 
With this in mind, I am waiting patiently to see if any money and/or how much will be given to the Football Federation after reading (1) the statement of the High Court judge in February who ruled on the interim payment of over US$1 million to the players on the 2006 World Cup team, while rejecting the accounting documents produced by the T&TFF and (2) after seeing the performance of the U-20s in the recent qualifying tournament, a team who have been together for quite some time, playing friendly games all over the place and enjoying football camps as well. This was a team from whom Coach Vranes had expected so much but who drew 0-0 against Cuba and were humiliated 5-0 by Mexico.

I have heard the Sport Minister talking about qualification for World Cup 2014 but I really don’t know where the players are going to appear from, especially as the hope was that the U-20s and U-23s would have graduated to the senior team by then. If it is that we plan to depend on some of these present youngsters, heaven help us.
 
The former Minister of Sport was roundly criticised for the $2 million flag at the National Stadium and rightly so. Now, I wait to see what the expenditure will be on football and the returns from that expenditure.
 
Lots of disagreements
 
The T&TFF is infamous for never releasing its accounts but, as far as I understand, money released by the Ministry has to be accounted for. I wait with bated breath.
 
I now come to the coach of the Under-20s. In the build-up to the recent tournament, the team played quite a few friendly games as mentioned earlier and lost a few. In interviews after these losses, Coach Vranes always had some excuse or the other and insisted that the team would be ready for the tournament. The results have proven otherwise.
 
Mr Vranes has lived a charmed life as a coach in this country. I remember only too well during the 80s when he was coach of the National Senior Team, along with Messrs “Gally” Cummings, Kenny Joseph and present Technical Director Keith Look Loy, that the senior team lost a World Cup qualifier against Suriname at the Queen’s Park Oval. An enquiry was ordered by the T&TFF.
 
I happened to be a member of the technical team that conducted the enquiry. It was headed by former National Coach Edgar Vidale and included several other well respected coaches – Conrad Brathwaite, Jimmy Blanc and Vernon Bain. There seemed to have been lots of disagreements among the four coaches of the senior team and the T&TFF thought that this might have resulted in the team’s poor performance.
 
When I got to the then Shell Savannah Club where the enquiry was to be held, Vernon Bain was the only committee member present along with Coach Vranes. There was a document on the table which Bain asked me to have a look at in Vrane’s presence. The document contained numerous suggestions as to style of play and formation and I thought it had been prepared by a football coach, only to realise that it was signed by the then Hon T&TFF Secretary Jack Warner and that it called for the immediate firing of Mr Vranes. This was before any investigation had got underway.
 
Mr Vranes also read the document and one could see his embarrassment. To cut a long story short, Mr Vranes was eventually fired and another coach, his name slips me at the moment, was due to arrive the same night the enquiry was to begin. Vranes eventually got a coaching job in St Vincent, returned to T&T to coach Joe Public, eventually found his way back as U-20 and U-23 Coach and, I understand, will now be an assistant to the new national senior coach, German Otto Pfister.
 
The amazing thing at the enquiry was that Vranes was unable to explain to the Technical Committee about the system of play used by the team in the game against Suriname (or the absolute lack of a plan), although provided with a flip-chart and markers. He insisted that nothing was wrong with the system employed (or the absence thereof) and that the problem was the other coaches on the panel. This is the gentleman who has been consistently handed our young footballers over the last few years. Judge his record for yourself.
 
All I can say is that we have to pray a lot.


 

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Football / CFU Match : Caledonia vs Newtown of St. Kitts
« on: March 10, 2011, 06:46:22 PM »
Game live on:

 
http://radio.zizonline.com/#

Half time now:

Score 0-0

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Football / Toyota Classic Semi Finals Live Coverage
« on: February 18, 2011, 04:41:39 PM »
Live coverage on www.i955fm.com

6.00 p.m. Joe Public (Super League) vs North East Stars

8.00 p.m. Ma Pau vs Jabloteh

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Football / Coca Cola sends East Zone to Argentina
« on: October 22, 2010, 05:49:11 PM »
Coca Cola sends East Zone to Argentina
Published: 22 Oct 2010
 
T&T footballers from the East Zone, winners of the recently concluded under-15 Copa Coca-Cola Zonal finals, will be leaving shortly to represent T&T at the 2010 Copa Coca-Cola Football Tournament which takes place from October 21 to 25 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

At the tournament, the T&T team along with some of the best youth teams around the world will be in cultural and football mode. They will be housed at the Coca-Cola Campus, Hotel Presidente, located in the centre of Buenos Aires.

The young footballers will have the experience of a lifetime, as they kickstart their football career at the football clinic facilitated by professionals in the field. They will also be given a chance to showcase their skills in the qualifying, semifinal and/or final Copa Coca-Cola matches.

But it isn’t all work, the teams will also be exposed to the cultural aspect of Argentina by going on city tours, astronomical and museum tours, not to mention the fun that they will have visiting the Parque de La Costa theme park. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our young, local footballers. Coca-Cola will sponsor the entire trip, while flights will be provided by Copa Airlines.

According to Roger sant on CNC3, they played their first match this morning & defeated El Salvador 4-0. One Akeem Garcia scored a hattrick.

Good exposure for the young ones!!!





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Football / Latapy to get sizeable package Roberts: Make the grade or go
« on: October 06, 2010, 08:53:19 PM »
Latapy to get sizeable package Roberts: Make the grade or go
By Mark Pouchet

Story Created: Oct 6, 2010 at 10:37 PM ECT

Story Updated: Oct 6, 2010 at 10:37 PM ECT

Head coach of the senior national football Russell Latapy is to be paid a salary of $248,000 a month, as well as a $72,000 housing allowance, $32,000 vehicle allowance and a $50,000 overseas travel allowance that will total $1,146,000 over the four-month period September to December.

If he retains the job through 2011, the former Soca Warrior is set to receive $3,388,000 including a $216,000 house allowance, a $96,000 vehicle stipend and $100,000 worth in overseas travel.

Asked yesterday if the proposed salary for the senior head coach for the period September 2010 to December 2011 was the same as what he was getting before that time, Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation president Oliver Camps said:"What we had in there (the September 2010 to December 2011 budget) was what we were hoping to get for him, it was not necessarily what he was getting before, but what we hoped to get."

The figures are part of a $25,800,000 Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF) budget that has been presented to the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs.

It includes the 16-month period from September 2010 until December 2011 and covers programmes for the national senior men ($11,404,000), national men's Under-23 ($1,408,000), Under-20 ($448,000) , Under-17 ($468,000) teams as well as the women's senior team ($7,700,000), women's U-20 ($224,000), U-17 ($412,000) and Un-15 ($412,000) squads.

It also includes the projected expenses for the technical department ($3,324,000).

Latapy, whose tenure at this country's top football job has been called into question by a series of unimpressive results, the latest being a 1-1 draw with Guyana last month, is set to lead the team into action in the Digicel Caribbean Cup from November 2.

On September 23 at the launch of the Digicel Caribbean Cup, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Anil Roberts issued "Latas" an ultimatum to at least reach the final of the tournament or else face dismissal, reasoning that elite level coaching is a high-pressured job that demanded success and results.

Contacted by the Express yesterday and confronted with the figures, Roberts said the numbers sounded about right, before reiterating his previous stance.

"This salary is commensurate with the salary of a coach at that elite level of this top world sport. However, if the Government, and by extension, the people of Trinidad and Tobago are expected to fund the salary and the programmes of the senior team, as part of making qualification for Brazil 2014 a national priority of this country, then his (Russell Latapy's) job security will be dependent on the results and success he can earn.

"The sustainability of his job must be merit and performance-based, the risks must be commensurate with the pay grade and if you don't make the grade, you go, " Roberts stated.

Besides Latapy, the position of technical assistant of the senior team, currently held by former national goalkeeper Lincoln Phillip, is to carry a $75,000 monthly tag, while the remainder of the 11-person technical staff will be paid as follows: two assistant coaches, one of which is currently Ross Russell, shall each earn $120,000 per month with the goalkeeping coach (Michael Maurice), one fitness coach (there are currently two fitness trainers Gregory Seales and Orlando Griffith) equipment manager (Esmond O'Brien), physiotherapist (Dave Isaac), assistant manager (Peter Rampersad) and team doctor (Dr Terrance Babwah) each receiving $10,000 per month while the manager David Muhammad will be paid $20,000 monthly.

On the women's side, the director of the women's programme is scheduled to receive a monthly payment of $120,000 with the assistant director and the special goalkeeper coach of the senior team each receiving a $50,000 salary.


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Football / 2010 CFU Club Champions Cup
« on: April 12, 2010, 01:21:09 PM »
Please note that the first round of matches are now scheduled for Wednesday 14th April at the Centre of Excellence. I was informed of this by a Joe Public official.

2010 CFU Club Champions Cup

14:04:10, 6:00pm, Joe Public (TRI) v WBC (SUR), Centre Of Excellence
14:04:10, 8:00pm, San Juan Jabloteh (TRI) v Alpha United (GUY), Centre Of Excellence


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Football / Stuart Charles Fevrier Thread
« on: December 28, 2009, 10:09:49 AM »
Fevrier tells life story, inspires Harvard youths
By JOAN RAMPERSAD Monday, December 28 2009

W CONNECTION coach Stuart Charles Fevrier, addressing the closing ceremony of the Milo/Harvard Football Coaching Clinic 2009 at the Harvard Club, Serpentine Road, St Clair, recently used his own life story as an example to the participating kids at the clinic, if only to emphasise what it takes to become successful in the game football.

Born in Curacao and growing up in St Lucia, Fevrier said he practised every day because he had that love for the game.

He added that football gave him the opportunity to play for St Lucia at age 17, but had too much talent to stay in St Lucia.

When he soon after got an invitation to play in TT, he said to him, it was like going to Brazil to play.

However it was not that easy.

His parents didn’t like the idea of him, the fifth of eight boys, coming to live and play in TT at that age, especially when he didn’t have any family or friends here.

But, said Fevrier, “I cried so much that everybody at home was swimming in tears.” His parents eventually gave him their blessings and in TT, Fevrier went on to play with Fulham, Pro Pioneers and Sphinx, at a time when the crack shot players of TT’s 1974 World Cup campaign were dominating the game here.

“Those were priceless years,” said Fevrier who went on to play another five years with ASL then Trintoc.

In his first years with the latter team, that club emerged winners of the league.

With that, St Lucia’s Sports Minister at the time, came to TT to seek his help with St Lucia football.

Fevrier was only 27 then and felt he was not ready to take that step just yet.

Two years later Fevrier decided to go into coaching because as a player he had already won every trophy in this country so he went back to St Lucia to coach.

This he did for five years and got his national team to third place in regional football. But several calls to him from W Connection manager David John-Williams and Fevrier was back in TT to coach the local club team.

In the meantime, Fevrier went though coaching training, spending six months in Brazil, four months in Hungary, spent some more time in England and completed all the relevant FIFA courses. To Fevrier, football is pleasure and in the last ten years that he has been with W Connection, the team has won 26 titles.

Fevrier turns 50 on January 10, and told the youngsters that in the 33 years he has been in active football he has been very fortunate to be involved in football in the Caribbean.

He said telling his life story as a football person was to reinforce the things the children have been hearing from their own coaches. “Once you have the ball, create space to execute your shot, and learn to master a ball at your feet.”

He also told the kids that he always wanted something out of the game, and then advised that they must first have a love for the game and not think of the money before that love because it is only a good amateur who goes on to a higher level.

He also stated that love for the game, discipline, punctuality, dedication, humility and willingness to learn were all ingredients for success and added, “Always remember to always give your best, regardless of what level you play,” then told them that they were fortunate to have the support of a Club such as Harvard and experienced coaches.

Several awards were given out on the day with Tirek George capturing the Overall Player of the Year.

Other players receiving outstanding awards in the various age groups were Stephen McSween, Kareem Trotman, Jesse St Louis-Evans, Daniel Callender, Bixente Ragbir, Kylon Jacob, Xavier Bowen and Mikhail Phillips, while Daena Vautor-La Placelierre was the most outstanding female footballer.

Newsday, 28th December 2009


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Football / W Connection Achievements
« on: December 15, 2009, 12:13:23 PM »
In light of all the hoopla about Joe Public's achievements this year, I have decided to reflect on W Connection's successes over the years, arguably the most successful team in the Pro League from its inception in 1999.
What is strange is that Sepp Blatter could congratulate Joe Public on its achievements this year, but where was Sepp last year for Jabloteh & W Connection in 2001 when they won 5 titles (4 local & the Caribbean Championship) & the other years before & after. In fact where was Jack, President of Concacaf & CFU, did he congratulate Jabloteh last year or W Connection or any other team on their achievements.
I am happy for Joe Public ( the only team in the Pro League not suffering the effects of the recession) and they by all means should bask in their glory & enjoy the moment but at the same time let's be honest. 
Has W Connection ever been given their just due considering that they do not have the financial means, facilities etc a la Joe Public.
Below is a listing of W Connection's achievements from the inception of the PFL to now. You be the judge.

Achievement Summary

 
1999
•   President’s Cup Knockout Tournament - Runner’s up
•   PFL League Cup Tournament - Runner’s up
•   PFL League Championships - 2nd Runner’s up
•   PFL Administrator of the Year – Norris Ferguson
•   TTFF FA Cup - Champions
•   TTFF Fair Play Trophy
•   TTFF “Big 4” Fair Play Trophy
•   CCN FA Trophy – Fair Play

2000
•   National Under-20 League - Champions
•   National Under-20 FA Cup - Champions
•   Professional Football League Championship - Champions
•   TTFF FA Cup - Champions
•   TTFF Team of the Year
•   TTFF Player of the Year - Reynold Carrington
•   PFL Coach of the Year – Stuart Charles Fevrier
•   PFL Administrator of the Year – Norris Ferguson

2001
•   Professional Football League Championship - Champions
•   Professional Football League Charity Shield - Champions
•   President’s Cup Knockout Tournament - Champions
•   Professional Football League First Citizen’s Cup- Champions
•   Caribbean Football Union Club Championships - Champions

2002
•   Independence Bowl Knockout - Champions
•   Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation FA Cup -Champions
•   TT Pro League Championship -  Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League First Citizen’s Cup -  Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League Team of the Year
•   TT Pro League Under 20 Most Disciplined Team
•   TT Pro League Coach of the Year- Stuart Charles Fevrier
•   Caribbean Football Union Club Championship - Champions
2003
•   TT Pro League U15 League Champions
•   TT Pro League U17 League - Champions
•   TT Pro League U20 League - Champions
•   TT Pro League U15 Knockout Tournament - Champions
•   TT Pro League U17 Knockout Tournament - Champions
•   TT Pro League First Citizen’s Cup - Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League Championship -  Runner’s up
•   Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation FA Cup - Runner’s up
•   Caribbean Football Union Club Championship- Runners up
2004
•   TT Pro League U14 League - Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League U14 Knockout Tournament -  Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League U16 League - Champions
•   TT Pro League U16 Most Goals Scored - Matthew Bartholomew
•   TT Pro League U20 League - Champions
•   TT Pro League U20  League Cup - Champions
•   TT Pro League U20 Pro Bowl Tournament - Champions
•   TT Pro League First Citizen’s Cup - Champions
•   TT Pro League Pro Bow Tournament - Champions
•   TT Pro League League Championship - Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League Team of the Year

2005
•   TT Pro League U16 League Championship - Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League U16 League Knockout - Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League U18 League Championship - Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League U18 League Cup  - Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League U18 Most Goals  – Matthew Bartholomew
•   TT Pro League Pro Bowl - Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League First Citizen’s Cup - Champions
•   TT Pro League Toyota Classic Cup - Champions
•   TT Pro League Most Goals  – E. Jean/G. Goulart
•   TT Pro League Team of the Year
•   TT Pro League Most Valuable Player – Gefferson Goulart
•   TT Pro League Most Disciplined Team
•   TT Pro League Administrator of the Year – Raymond Mc Lean
•   TTFF – Most Entertaining Team
•   TTFF - FA Fair Play Award

2006
•   TT Pro League U14 League - Champions
•   TT Pro League U14 Knockout Competition - Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League U16 League Championship - Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League U18 League - Champions
•   TT Pro League U18 Knockout - Champions
•   TT Pro League U18 Most Goals  – Matthew Bartholomew
•   TT Pro League U18 MVP - Matthew Bartholomew
•   TT Pro League Pro Bowl -  Runner’s up
•   TT Pro League First Citizen’s Cup - Champions
•   TT Pro League League Championship - Runner’s Up
•   TT Pro League Best Goalkeeper - Jan Michael Williams
•   TT Pro League Best Midfielder - William Silva De Oliveria
•   TT Pro League Player of the Year - Jan Michael Williams
•   TT Pro League Most Disciplined Team
•   TT Pro League Administrator of the Year – Raymond Mc Lean
•   CFU Club Championships - Champions 

2007
•   TT Pro League U15 Knockout - Champions
•   TT Pro League U17 League - Champions
•   TT Pro League U17 Knockout - Champions
•   TT Pro League Courts Pro Bowl - Champions
•   TT Pro League First Citizen’s Cup - Champions
•   TT Pro League Lucozade Big Six - Champions               
•   TT Pro League Reserve League - Champions       
•   TT Pro League Coach of the Year – Stuart Charles Fevrier     
•   TT Pro League Administrator of the Year – Raymond Mc Lean
•   TT Pro League Team of the Year


2008
•   TT Pro League Championship – Runner’s ups
•   TT Pro League First Citizen’s Cup - Champions
•   TT Pro League Lucozade Big Six – Runner’s Up
•   TT Pro League Administrator of the year – Raymond Mc Lean
•   TTFF FA Cup – Runner’s Up

2009
•   CFU Caribbean Club Championship - Champions
•   TT Pro League - Lucozade Goal Shield - Champions
•   TT Pro League U15 League - Champions
•   TT Pro League U17 League – Champions
•   TTFF FA Cup – Runner’s Up

 








TTFF       Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation
PFL       Professional Football League
CFU      Caribbean Football Union


                      General Summary Related to Professional Football & Professional Football Teams since 1999
                                       
         
   Titles   
    W Connection    26
    Jabloteh           14
    Joe Public    12   
    Defence Force    3
    North East         2
    Caledonia AIA     2
    Petrotrin            2

Total Titles  61
         
   Runners Up   
   W Connection    18
   Jabloteh           11
   Joe Public         11
   Defence Force     6
   North East         3
   Caledonia AIA     6
   Petrotrin            1
   Rangers             2
   Others              3

Total         61
         

Percentage Of Titles Won
   W Connection    42.62%
   Jabloteh            22.95%
   Joe Public          19.67%
   Defence Force    4.92%
   North East         3.28%
   Caledonia AIA     3.28%
   Petrotrin            3.28%
   Rangers             0.00%
   Others               0.00%

Total          100.00%
           

Percentage Of Runners Up
  W Connection       29.51%
  Jabloteh              18.03%
  Joe Public            18.03%
  Defence Force       9.84%
  North East            4.92%
  Caledonia AIA        9.84%
  Petrotrin               1.64%
  Rangers                3.28%
  Others                  4.92%                 

Total            100.00%                           
                                       

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Football / Jack Warner's interview with Andre Baptiste
« on: November 28, 2009, 06:48:34 PM »
I don't know how many people heard this interview but I got the end of it & here are a few interesting comments made.

1. Jack blames Dwight for T&T not being in 2010 World Cup because he said Dwight gave his friend to take the penalty in El Salvador.
2. All players except 5 have settled with the TTFF ref the World Cup Bonus, when Andre asked him who were the 5 he told Andre to ask his good friend Shaka, then he mentioned Stern & Sancho.
3. He basically indicated that Latapy & Dwight will not be the Coaches as they need to get their coaching qualifications.
4. He has reports from both Dwight & Latapy ref the camapaign also with recommendations but he has not reviewed them yet.
5. The TTFF will soon have elections & he asked Andre to go up.
6. He basically hinted that Lincoln Phillip will be given a bigger role & it may possibly be Head Coach. He indicated that changes have to be made & will soon be decided.
7. He claims that neither he nor his family will make any money from the Women's u-17 next year & he wished that he could give it up.
8. He also said that he would fight for Concacaf to have 4 automatic spots for the World Cup.
9. He also said that when he gets into Government he will right what is wrong especially in terms of the funding of football & after that he will walk away, he doesn't want any ministerial position.
10. He also said that FireOne offered him a flag for Saith Park at the cost of one million dollars but he refused & he thinks that the 2 million paid for the Flag is scandalous.
11. Andre asked him about the fiasco with Arnold Corneal & Ganga but he claimed that he did not have enough information regarding Corneal's refusal to give Ganga time off. (How convenient, I suppose he fraid Alvin so he keeping clear from that one)

That's all I remember for now but if Tallman or Flex could get the recording from Andre it would be great.

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Football / First Upset Of Premier League
« on: August 19, 2009, 03:13:39 PM »
Burnley defeats Manchester United 1-0

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Football / Aguillera returns to Connection
« on: August 14, 2009, 05:57:37 PM »
Aguillera returns to Connection .
By: Randy Bando (TTProleague.com).


Romauld Aguillera is W Connection’s latest acquisition this season ahead of a very cumbersome schedule with the CONCACAF Champions’ League Group stage, Digicel Pro League Championship and domestic knockout tournaments ahead of the Coach Stuart Charles Fevrier’s side.

“Aguillera was with us before. He is a mature player. He has served us well in the past and we are hoping he can do the same again,” said Fevrier on signing the 30 year old midfielder for the rest of the 2009 season.

“This year we have a lot of football to play, so we are trying to get depth in our squad to deal with all competitions,” explained the St Lucian.

Fevrier is hoping to sign a couple more names to add further depth to his already talented squad—as he is always looking for talents.

Meantime Aguillera is hoping that his most recent move from Pro League newcomers FC SouthEnd to his former club W Connection can bear fruits for his future.

“I feel good getting this chance to come back with Connection,” said the Palo Seco resident.

“Stuart (Charles Fevrier) and I had a good understanding while I was here in 2006. We had a good understanding and even after I left, we kept in touch. Coming back to Connection is a good choice for me with the number of competitions they have ahead. I feel that I can do well for the club and myself, especially in the CONCACAF Champions’ League. I’m also hoping that by good performances in the Chanpions’ League I can maybe earn a break abroad to bigger Leagues,” said Aguillera.

Aguillera played for Arima Fire from 2000-2000 before they combined as Caledonia/Arima Fire 2005 where he spent one more season before joining W Connection 2006. In 2007 he moved further south joining United Petrotrin under now assistant coach to Fevrier, Brian Williams where he spent two season and had impressive showing—earning himself a few call-ups with the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team. In 2009 joined seedling club FC SouthEnd under former United Petrotrin teammate Anthony Rougier who is co-owner and coach of the club.

But in their debut year, FC SouthEnd are forced to face the struggles without major sponsorship losing key players Sylvester Teesdale, Lyndon Andrews, Daniel Joseph and Brenton De Leon. And after seven months Aguillera soon followed the exit path.

“It was due to financial problems that FC SouthEnd suffered to cover even salaries,” said Aguillera. “SouthEnd is not a bad club. It had a lot of future to it. But it wasn’t possible for me to stay at the club and just as many other players I had to pull out.”

Aguillera now reunites with coach Brian Williams and trainer Wayne Lawson (both former technical staff with United Petrotrin FC) at the Savonnetta Boys.

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TTFF slashes fines, bans in Petrotrin, Joe Public brawl ruling
ttprogleague.com reports.


United Petrotrin and Bmobile Joe Public have both had their financial penalties reduced by 80% by the TTFF Appeals Committee after arbitrating the brawl matter between United Petrotrin FC and Bmobile Joe Public FC in the Digicel Pro League.

United Petrotrin’s financial penalty was reduced to $3,000 from $15,000 and Joe Public’s to $2,600 from $13,000 on Thursday 6 August after the Appeals Committee made up of chairman Raymond Tim Kee, Roland Ford and Kenny De Silva met and arbitrated the matter, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) released via fax to the TT Pro League on Friday 14 August.

All players have also had their financial penalties waived with the exception Joe Public Colombian goalkeeper Alejandro Figueroa whose financial penalty has been reduced from $4,000 to $2000.

All affected players were reinstated, thus eligible to represent their clubs, with immediate effect stated the Appeals Committee.

The TTFF release further started that a subsequent meeting was held on Friday 7 August with the Coach and Manager of both clubs. They were harshly reprimanded for their clubs’ and players’ conduct and warned of possible severe penalties for any recurrence according to the release from TTFF.

United Petrotrin FC and Joe Public FC were involved in a brawl on Saturday 4 July following their Round One Match Day Eight goalless encounter as reported by the officiating Referee and Match Commissioner.

After careful review of the incident having viewed video evidence as well as interviewing all parties indentified in the incident, the TT Pro League’s Disciplinary Committee had taken stern decisions with regard to each club. A total of TT$43,750 in fines and a total 39 match bans had been handed down on July 23 by the Disciplinary Committee after presiding over the matter on three occasions (Wednesday 8 July, Sunday 12 July and Wednesday 15 July).

However United Petrotrin and Joe Public both responded by forwarding the matter to the Appeals Committee—within their 14 days of their legal timeframe—on July 27.

To date only Ian Williams and Wesley Federick of United Petrotrin and Alejandro Figueroa and Seon Power of Joe Public were still facing suspensions. Williams had two remaining match bans, Federick one remaining match ban, Figueroa three remaining match bans and Power one remaining match ban. They are now all available for selection in Round Two Match Day Six of the Digicel Pro League.

Full rulings by the TT Pro League Disciplinary Committee which was slashed by the Appeals Committee.

United Petrotrin Football Club - “Failure to control players”
The club has been charged with the inability to control its players which resulted in an all out brawl.  The club has been fined in the sum of $15,000.00 which is to be paid on or before Friday 28th August 2009.

Ian Williams – “Violent conduct and involvement in a brawl”
For striking an opponent and attacking players physically, has been banned for seven (7) consecutive pro league matches. The player is also unable to participate in any reserve league matches until he serves his time in the pro league. The player has also been fined $2000.00 which is to be paid on or before 2:30pm on Monday 24th August 2009.

Wesley Fredrick – “Violent conduct and involvement in a brawl”
For striking an opponent, has been banned for six (6) consecutive matches and fined in the sum of $2000.00 which is to be paid on or before 2:30pm on Friday 21st August 2009.

Glenroy Samuel – “Involvement in a brawl”
For being directly involved in the brawl and being seen making attempts to strike players, has been banned for two (2) consecutive matches and fined in the sum of $750.00 which is to be paid on or before 2:30pm on Friday 31st July 2009.

Cyd Gray – “Involvement in a brawl”
For being directly involved in a brawl, has been reprimanded and fined in the sum of $1000.00. This fine is to be paid on or before Friday 31st July 2009.

Kennedy Hinkson – “Involvement in a brawl”
For being involved in a brawl, has been banned for two (2) consecutive matches and fined in the sum of $750.00 which is to be paid on or before Friday 31st July 2009.

Joe Public Football Club - “Failure to control players”
The club has been charged with the inability to control its players which resulted in an all out brawl.  The club has been fined in the sum of $13,000.00 which is to be paid on or before Friday 28th August 2009.

Alejandro Figueroa – “Violent conduct and involvement in a brawl”
For striking an opponent with an object and attacking players physically, has been banned for eight (8] consecutive matches and fined $4000.00 which is to be paid on or before 2:30pm on Thursday 27th August 2009.

Seon Power – “Violent conduct and involvement in a brawl”
For striking an opponent, has been banned for six (6) consecutive matches and fined in the sum of $2000.00 which is to be paid on or before 2:30pm on Friday 21st August 2009.

Carlyle Mitchell – “Involvement in a brawl”
For being directly involved in the brawl and being seen making attempts to strike players, has been banned for three (3) consecutive matches and fined in the sum of $1000.00 which is to be paid on or before 2:30pm on Monday 03rd August 2009.

Hayden Tinto – “Involvement in a brawl”
For being directly involved in a brawl, has been banned for two (2) consecutive matches and fined in the sum of $750.00 which is to be paid on or before 2:30pm on Friday 31st July 2009.

Gorean Highley – “Involvement in a brawl”
For being directly involved in a brawl, has been banned for three (3) consecutive matches (inclusive of the automatic one match suspension which was already served) and fined in the sum of $1500.00 which is to be paid on or before 2:30pm on Friday 31st July 2009.
 

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Football / Jabloteh, Connection draw 0-0
« on: August 10, 2009, 10:16:43 AM »
Jabloteh, Connection draw 0-0
 
 
 
10/08/2009 -
San Juan Jabloteh and W Connection shared points on Sunday afternoon at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium following a 0-0 score in a rescheduled Round Two Match Day Four clash.

Jabloteh remained third on the standings with 27 points, one point behind leaders Bmobile Joe Public(28 points) and Caledonia AIA of Morvant Laventille(28 points), and with two games in hand.

W Connection also with two games in hand remained sixth on the standings with 20 points following Sunday’s goalless draw.

W Connection were without six players—goalkeepers Marvin Phillip and Jan Michael Williams, Kern Cupid, Hughton Hector, Andre Toussaint, Clyde Leon—on Sunday while Jabloteh were without Ataulla Guerra all attached to the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior team training camp under head coach Russell Latapy in preparations for T&T’s upcoming World Cup qualifier at home against El Salvador on Wednesday.

Surely W Connection would have wished their six players who were on national training were at their disposal on Sunday having heard the news following the goalless draw that only goalkeeper Marvin Phillip was selected in the T&T squad to face El Salvador.   

Both Jabloteh and Connection coming off impressive 2009-2010 CONCACAF Champions’ League preliminary round wins last week and advancement into the Group stage of the tournament are currently facing a very tight scheduled.

Last week was CONCACAF Champion’s League preliminary round second leg matches; Sunday was their rescheduled Round Two Match Day four clash; on Tuesday they will be in action again in rescheduled Round Two Match Day Three matches and on the weekend in Round Two Match Day Six.

On Tuesday Connection will host tenth positioned FC SouthEnd from 5pm in the first match of a double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium. And eight positioned St Ann’s Rangers will welcome Jabloteh from 7pm in the second match.

Sunday’s Resutls
Rescheduled Round Two Match Four match
San Juan Jabloteh 0—0 W Connection

San Juan Jabloteh—Cleon John(gk), Marvin Oliver(capt.), Anton Hutchinson, Noel Williams, Elton John, Devon Jamerson, Hector Sam, Joel Russell, Robert Primus, Lester Peltier, Kevaughn Connell

Coach—Earl Jean

W Connection—Miguel Lloyd(gk), Elijah Joseph(capt.), kenuel Rivers, Gerrard Williams, Eder Gilmar Aras, Kelvin Modeste, Kerron Smith, Andrei Pacheco, Keryn Navarro, Matthew Bartholomew, Christian Viveros

Coach—Stuart Charles Fevrier

Upcoming matches
Rescheduled Round Two Match Day Three matches
Tuesday 11 August 2009
Ato Boldon Stadium
W Connection vs FC SouthEnd—5pm
St Ann’s Rangers vs San Juan Jabloteh—7pm
 
Now pray tell me why did the Coach deprive W of their players only to select one. How unfair.

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Football / Gally on Synergy Sports
« on: August 01, 2009, 06:40:43 PM »
Gally with Andre Baptiste on now. I am watching it on the net on www.jumptv.com

22
Football / Ross Russell in accident
« on: August 01, 2009, 12:09:59 PM »
Hi all, just heard that Latapy was involved in an accident yesterday so didn't play in game last night which Defence Force won 3-2. Also Ross Russell was also involved in an accident on his way home from W/Red Bulls game on Thursday. Apparently W's coach Fevrier was also involved in an accident on his way home from a Super Friday where they defeated Cali 2-1. His van was totally wrecked but he was unhurt. It seems that Ross' accident was at the same spot where Fevrier had his. I don't know the status on Latapy & Ross but I sure hope that they have no or minor injuries. Any one heard of this? Please update. Flex over to you.   

edit: just striking out the misinfo - e-man

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