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Olympic medallist to Trinidad and Tobago athletes: Change mindset to challenge Jamaica
Trinidad Newsday


JAMAICAN Olympic medallist and sports director at UWI, St Augustine, Grace Jackson believes Trinidad and Tobago's track and field athletes need to adjust their mindsets if they want to dominate like their counterparts from Jamaica. She believes TT athletes have the potential to be "the best in the world."

She was speaking at the 2023 Pink Reign Campaign at the Hilton on Friday morning.

Jackson said TT has "far too few medals" in athletics which "does not reflect what this country actually has as talent."

She won silver in the women's 200m event at the 1988 Olympic Games in Korea.

Using her compatriots as an example, she said, "There's something about the Jamaicans that it doesn't matter if they trip, they're going to get up; if their feet are bandaged up, they're going to continue. They're going to run, they're going to jump and they're going to do it because they want to do their best."

"Maybe things come too easy and maybe it is if they just run well enough they can make a team...

"There needs to be a psychological shift in how they think of who they are and where they want to go. You got this!"

She said TT athletes must change their thoughts and attitudes, which will change their results.

"Why are you allowing Jamaica to be so dominant? You have the goods (but) you need the mindset."

She added that local coaches need to understand that they themselves are not the stars but that they are building stars.

"Athletes need to understand – no pain, no gain. You got to feel that pain. There's no shortcut."

She said it is about not finding excuses.

"I really would like to see Trinidad pivoting to a place where they're not talking about the past medals but expectations."

She urged athletes when they get recognition, they should not sit and be complacent but instead ask: What's next?

"We ask, 'Why is Jamaica getting so many medals?'

"You need to work hard, you need to feel the pain. That pain helps us navigate the real world."

Sport Minister Shamfa Cudjoe spoke of the Inter-Secondary Schools Boys and Girls Championships in Jamaica, commonly called Champs. This is a major competition in Jamaica which sees its national stadium filled to capacity annually.

Cudjoe said many people in TT say there should be something similar here.

But she said most schools in TT no longer have annual sports days, and if that is the case then champions of the various schools cannot be chosen to then compete in a major inter-school competition.

"The way we operate needs to change."

What about Track & Field / Caribbean Athletes Track Results Thread
« on: April 01, 2023, 10:06:13 AM »
I see  big times

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Football / Fire Angus Eve Thread
« on: March 27, 2023, 08:06:15 PM »
Enough is enough time for a change .. he cannot get us pass nicaragua !!

Bounty Killer Says Soca Will Be Bigger Than Dancehall After Sting 2022 Flop
By Devi Seitaram On: December 28, 2022 3:48 PM


Bounty Killer has issued another grave warning that dancehall is receding while other genres of music, like soca, are getting bigger forwards in the Jamaican entertainment space.

The veteran artist posted and deleted his thoughts on the recent Sting chaos that took place on Boxing Day night. At the same time, another party- I Love Soca, was well-attended and featured a more organized event that had no reported violence.

The Sting fiasco has been an embarrassment for the proponents of dancehall, who continue to deny that the music is not connected to “badness” or encourages unruly behavior. The return of Sting sought to bring back the same old rivalry characteristic of 90s dancehall music, and while some were here for it, others felt that the event sought to take the genre a step back.

Among those who have been very vocal is Mr. Vegas, who called the event a ‘disgrace’ and called out promoters for not booking “real” artists and entertainers to promote dancehall music.

In response to videos of Trinidadian artist Kes The Band performing in Jamaica before a packed I Love Soca crowd, Bounty Killer had a very ominous warning about the recession of dancehall while other genres were being loved and promoted.

“That flopped sting last night while dancehall is being stuck in a barrel and losing its appeal to the world watch Soca in Jamaica,” the artist wrote.

“Believe it or if we don’t take heed and try to fix the problem right now Soca will be even bigger than dancehall yrs to come here sad but it’s the truth,” Bounty Killer said.

While Bounty Killer is worried that Jamaica will be overrun by soca music, some soca artists also shared that they felt Jamaicans embracing soca more is a good thing.

Artist Moto wrote, “It was about time Jamaica accepted soca 100%. This will be great for the future of the genre. Jamaica has the advantage of popularity and population compared to smaller islands. It be a huge push forward for SOCA. This is a GREAT thing indeed.”

Another wrote, “Well after seeing what was served up at Sting it’s no wonder Sting 93 Beenie Man Vs Bounty Killer Sting 95 Cobra Vs Ninja Man fast forward to sting 2022 Amari Vs Queenie people have to realise that the Dancehall music we know and love is now a deadman walking.”

This year’s Sting was headlined by Skeng Don, Jashii, Valiant, and others, but the artists did not get to perform as police ended the show early after the stage was stormed by unknown persons. Police officers could be seen restraining people while others had their guns drawn during the fracas.

One of the biggest moments of the show was the clash between non-artists Amari and Queenie, which degenerated into a cuss-out on stage. The promoters of Sting have not addressed the criticisms of the show, which returned after a decade of not being hosted and which they promised would be bigger and better than before

Football / Future of the Normalization Committee --- Poll options
« on: December 26, 2022, 09:37:05 AM »

However, during the EGM of 10 December, Downer proposed two amendments. He suggested a confirmed date for Hadad’s departure: 18 March 2023; and he replaced “urge” with “request”.

Lets wait and see. Beware a new dictatorship maybe on the horizon .

Football / The Legend of Atiba
« on: October 29, 2022, 04:01:47 PM »
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General Discussion / Trinidad And Tobago Eyeing To Set Limit On Fuel Subsidy
« on: September 27, 2022, 04:37:23 AM »
Trinidad And Tobago Eyeing To Set Limit On Fuel Subsidy

The Trinidad and Tobago Government would be unable to sustain its ongoing fuel subsidy if current oil prices remain soaring high.

For financial year 2022, the Government paid TT$2.6 billion to subsidise fuel. And with crude oil prices currently at US$90 per barrel, the government anticipates that next year’s subsidy will be around TT$500 million less. Hence, the Government is looking at capping the subsidies.

During the Spotlight on the Economy Forum, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that the government is looking at capping the fuel subsidy at TT$1 billion, which is 54.1% of the TT$2.18 billion projected for 2023’s subsidy.

“I don’t think that we as a country can afford that. As the Prime Minister has indicated, we have to limit the subsidy we can pay, and the rest will be used for other purposes. We already think that a reasonable cap for the fuel subsidy should be $1 billion,” he said, noting that other facilities such as electricity are already being subsidized.

Imbert added that the government is prudent in spending for the country’s good.

Further details are expected to be publicized during Budget Day on September 26, 2022.

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Football / Noah Roka Thread
« on: June 16, 2022, 03:05:07 PM »
Ah starting  it one time

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General Discussion / Foundational Black Americans / ADOS
« on: May 26, 2022, 03:22:04 PM »
We should stay and build our own as we undermine the descendants of slaves. Anti immigration views are on the rise. Have Caribbean and African black  immigrants undermine African Americans.


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Football / 2022 Courts Caribbean Classic Thread
« on: March 19, 2022, 04:15:56 PM »
International football has returned to TnT... :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Trinidad vs Barbados March 25

Football / Kareem "Enzo" Riley
« on: August 04, 2021, 06:08:11 PM »
Any news on this player ?  Is he still playing football btw?

Trinidad and Tobago could lose World Cup qualifying points over fielding a player agent
By Paul Nicholson


April 16 – The embattled Trinidad and Tobago FA, currently ruled by a FIFA Normalisation Committee, could face the embarrassment of losing points from its recent World Cup qualifiers for playing an ineligible player.

Trinidad and Tobago are drawn in a group with St Kitts and Nevis, Guyana, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, a group they would ordinarily be expected to romp through without too much difficulty.

Having opened with a win against Guyana, the Trinidadians followed up with a draw against Puerto Rico, and in doing so brought on registered player agent Andre Boucard.

Boucard, who last featured for Trinidad and Tobago in March 2017, but, aged 36, had not played for at least seven months before his call-up by coach Terry Fenwick.

Trinidad and Tobago registered Boucard as playing for Maidstone Utd in England’s sixth tier, though a search of records shows no indication of his registration.

However, he was registered as a player intermediary with the English FA.

English FA rules expressly prohibit an agent playing competitively in the elite professional and semi-professional tiers of the game.

Rule 1.2 of Appendix II in the English FA rules states; “An Official (as defined by the FIFA Statues or any successor hereto) or a Player cannot be an Intermediary. An Intermediary becoming an Official or a Player shall have his Registration suspended for as long as he remains an Official or a Player.”

Boucard has subsequently pulled from the list of English FA player agents and his license temporarily suspended.

The English FA say their rules mirror those of FIFA and while the conflicts that would arise with a player also being an agent are obvious, FIFA’s own rules don’t specifically mention players cannot be agents, though the wording implies that is the case.

However, FIFA’s rules are very clear over sanctions that would be applied if an ineligible player took part in an official match. In this case the sanction would be to forfeit the game.

FIFA’s rules on eligibility read:

“1. If a player takes part in an official match despite being ineligible, his team will be sanctioned by forfeiting the match (cf. art. 31) and paying a minimum fine of CHF 6,000.

If a player takes part in a friendly match despite being ineligible, his team will be sanctioned by forfeiting the match and paying a minimum fine of CHF 4,000.”
FIFA responded to questions from Insideworldfootball saying: “As a general policy, FIFA’s judicial bodies do not speculate, nor do they comment on whether or not investigations are underway into alleged cases.”

FIFA did not respond as to whether its rules specifically preclude player agents from playing in elite matches. If they don’t then the English FA will likely have to revisit their own rules and reinstate Boucard as an intermediary.

If Trinidad and Tobago are docked points, their World Cup qualification group is thrown wide open as they would lose the crucial one point advantage they have over Guyana. It could get worse for the TTFA – though it seems unlikely – if decided to also overturn the result against Guyana. While on the squad list, Boucard did not feature in that match.

Trinidad and Tobago’s World Cup campaign has been troubled from the start with coach Fenwick clashing before a media conference with the FA’s media officer and allegedly headbutting him. That incident, witnessed by media and players, was brushed under the carpet by the TTFA saying that no physical assault took place.

Fenwick, who in his first game as coach presided over a record 7-0 loss against a second string US team, has again landed the TTFA in embarrassingly deep water , this time over his selection of a player agent.

FIFA may save the day and the blushes of Fenwick and the TTFA’s Normalisation Committee on the basis that they might not have been aware of the rules. But they are pretty basic rules not to be aware of in a game where correct registration and eligibility criteria is the first priority of any national team selection.

Contact the writer of this story at moc.llabtoofdlrowedisni@noslohcin.luap





Football / Richard Ferguson Thread
« on: March 08, 2021, 02:44:29 PM »
Rangers challenge Soca Warriors: Beat us and we pay TT$100,000; Fenwick mum.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).

Fenwick challenged by Richard Ferguson

Terminix La Horquetta Rangers managing director Richard Ferguson has put TT$100,000 on the table for Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Terry Fenwick. All Fenwick has to do to cash in, is lead his Soca Warriors to victory against the Pro League outfit.

The Rangers offer follows a protracted stand-off between both camps, as Ferguson has consistently refused to release his players to the national team outside of the mandatory Fifa international match window.

Rangers, coached by Dave ‘Hoghead’ Quamina, employ a star-studded roster with over a dozen players who have national youth or senior team experience including: Willis Plaza, Ataulla Guerra, Keron ‘Ballpest’ Cummings, Aikim Andrews, Isaiah Lee, Kadeem Corbin, Akeem Roach, Tyrone Charles, Jodel Brown, Yohannes Richardson, Kishun Seecharan and Nathaniel James.

Fenwick has boasted about results against makeshift local opposition, even as he pleaded with Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad for more testing warm-up matches.

On Saturday, the Soca Warriors pummelled a Tobago combined team, dubbed the Orange XI, by eight goals to nil. Orange XI had their first training session three days before facing the National Senior Team, which is preparing to face Guyana in its opening Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier on 25 March.

Ferguson suggested that Rangers can give Fenwick’s charges a much better workout and he wagered TT$100,000 on the outcome. The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) does not have to spend a cent.

“Rangers want to assist the National Team in its preparations and we feel that we can best do this by playing the team a practice game,” Ferguson told Wired868, “so the National Team coach Terry Fenwick can see our players in action and he can select them to play in future games for Trinidad and Tobago.”

Ferguson, who unsuccessfully contested the post of TTFA president in 2019, said he has asked Fenwick for a game since last November. So far, the offer has not been accepted.

“We have spoken with Robert Hadad, Gary Griffith and Adrain Romain requesting the game,” said Ferguson, a chartered accountant and director at Terminix Trinidad. “We have also written them officially. Romain did mention that he wanted money, so we said we will put up $100,000 winner take all.

“We still have not had any positive response from them. We played Police on Saturday and won 2-0, we have also played Central FC and won 7-1 and AC Port of Spain and won 5-0.

“I have also heard that the National Team is trying to play Police FC and Defence Force but still no game for Rangers…”

Men’s National Senior team manager Adrian Romain confirmed that they have received Rangers’ offer but said it was still being ‘discussed’.

“There have been discussions around the game but the final decision lies with the head coach,” Romain told Wired868, “and he will also have to have it cleared with the TTFA authorities, which is the normalisation committee.”

Romain said the Warriors are in the process of ‘finalising the final leg of preparations ahead of the Guyana match, which may involve an overseas camp’.

Trinidad and Tobago lost their only international outing under Fenwick to date by a joint-national record scoreline of 7-0 to the United States in January. The normalisation committee has failed to arrange requested follow-up friendlies against Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Warriors have otherwise played more than a half dozen exhibition games against makeshift local opposition.

Practice game or not, Ferguson stressed his ‘greatest commitment to the National Team of Trinidad and Tobago and by extension the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA)’ and said he is ‘ready to assist them in any way possible’.

Ferguson’s commitment does not extend to allowing his players to train outside of the specified periods allowed by Fifa—a rule that is generally followed by foreign clubs but relaxed by local teams.

Ironically, Fenwick often forbade his players from attending national training sessions while he was head coach at San Juan Jabloteh.

Ferguson said his club’s board of directors felt ‘it was not prudent’ to release players outside of the mandated Fifa match window because:

‘We expect to be playing in a league in April 2021 with significant prize money and it is very important that we prepare for this league vigorously. Therefore, we need to have full access to all of our players to compete effectively.’

‘Our coaches have developed an extensive training, nutrition and fitness programme for our players for the upcoming competitions and, as a result, the absence of key players for such a long time would affect the plans of the club adversely. In addition, our players have been training together for over two years and they are very fit.’

Fenwick has been offered the chance to test the fitness and abilities of the Rangers employees in a practice game, which is exactly what he claimed to be doing with Tobago’s players on the weekend.

The Warriors head coach admitted to selecting several foreign-based players based on YouTube footage for his last friendly against the United States, while his player pool to face Guyana includes young men who he has not seen in the flesh and are receiving little to no senior team playing time with their respective clubs.

Whether Fenwick believes Rangers deserve parity with overseas clubs is another question.

Ferguson asked the Warriors head coach not to blacklist his players.

“We are also certain that this decision by the club [not to release players outside the Fifa match window] will not prejudice the selection of Rangers players on the national team in the future,” stated Ferguson, in a letter to TTFA national teams director Richard Piper on 24 February 2021, “and should any of the club’s players be selected for the future games, they would be released as per Fifa regulations. And we consider it an honour for our players to represent the country.”

Romain said he could not say whether any Rangers players are in Fenwick’s player pool to face Guyana on 25 March and Puerto Rico on 28 March.

(Terminix La Horquetta Rangers with national senior team caps)

Ataulla Guerra (Midfielder, 46 caps, 9 goals),

Willis Plaza (Forward, 29 caps, 7 goals),

Keron Cummings (Midfielder, 16 caps, 3 goals),

Tyrone Charles (Forward/winger, 8 caps, 1 goal),

Aikim Andrews (Winger, 7 caps, 1 goal),

Ross Russell Jr (Full back, 5 caps, 0 goals),

Akeem Roach (Winger/forward, 4 caps, 1 goal),

Isaiah Lee (Forward/winger, 2 caps, 0 goals),

Kadeem Corbin (Winger/forward, 1 cap, 0 goals),

Jesus Perez (Central defender, 1 cap, 0 goals).

Football / Young starlet Antwoine Hackford on scoresheet again.......
« on: December 19, 2020, 09:28:05 PM »
Antwoine Hackford
Date of birth:   Mar 20, 2004
Citizenship:   England Trinidad and Tobago
Position:   attack - Centre-Forward
Player agent:   Agent is known - Player under 18
Current club:   Sheffield United U18


Young starlet Hackford on scoresheet again as Sheffield United thrash rivals Wednesday in U18 derby

The young Blades stunned their rivals with a first-half blitz to ensure the bragging rights belonged to the red and white half of the city Sheffield United's youngsters have thrashed local rivals Wednesday in the Steel City derby.

The under 18 side ran out comfortable winners, sealing a 3-0 win and ensuring the bragging rights returned to Shirecliffe.

All the goals came inside an opening 25-minute blitz after United raced out of the traps.

Young starlet Antwoine Hackford
, one of the hottest prospects in the United academy, opened the scoring.

The teenager was included in the squad that travelled north of the border as part of United's pre-season tour, featuring in a friendly against Hearts and almost scoring within minutes of coming on.

He also featured in the Guardian's Next Generation series and broke the deadlock after just two minutes with the game's first chance, firing low and hard into the bottom corner.


This Plantation native is now a rising talent with Colorado Rapids and U.S. Under-23 team


Like many kids of Caribbean heritage growing up in Broward County, Jonathan Lewis was taught to dribble a soccer ball as a toddler, joined pickup games with uncles and cousins and was in love with the sport by the time he reached Central Park Elementary School.

Lewis’ father, Joshua, is Jamaican. His mother, Sarah, was raised in London and her family is from Trinidad[. Those family soccer roots are a big reason 22-year-old Lewis is now a winger on the U.S. Under-23 team and playing in Major League Soccer for the Colorado Rapids.

“My family being Caribbean and British, all they ever did is play and watch soccer,” said Lewis, who is in Miami this week training with the U.S. Under-23 team. “I really liked it from the time I was little; and being in South Florida, so multicultural, soccer was so big down here.”

Coach Anis Jerbi, who was club director with Plantation FC, remembers when scrawny, speedy Lewis showed up at Central Park to play with a rec team when he was 6 years old. Jerbi coached Lewis from Under-10 until he was Under-18 with the Kendall SC Academy and conceded that he never imagined, when Lewis was young, that he would reach MLS or a U.S. national team roster.

“As a kid he wasn’t so special on the field,” Jerbi said. “Technically, he was all over the place. But what made him stand out is if we had practice from 6 p.m. to 7:30, he’d get there at 5 and stay until 9, shooting and dribbling by himself. Also, he always wanted the ball during games. In fact, when he was between 12 and 14, I had so many parents complain that Jon wouldn’t release the ball. He loved to dribble, take guys on and beat them, and I wasn’t going to take that away from him.”

When Lewis was 16, he was spotted by English scouts at a camp in Orlando. He was invited to trials with Middlesbrough, Fulham and Bradford City, which signed him when he graduated from South Plantation High.

His parents, both educators in the Broward County school system, urged him to go to college. He had several offers, but he wanted to play pro soccer, so he moved to Bradford City in July 2015. After four months, he decided to return home.

“I was at a lower-level club, had to fend for myself at 18 in a very small city with no family or friends,” Lewis said. “I was getting paid for housing and a stipend. I wouldn’t say I was homesick because I left six months later to go to college, but it wasn’t the right time for me to be over in England. I wasn’t ready. I had to make that mature decision not to fight it out, but that there would be another path for me to eventually get back to Europe.”

He returned home, began to doubt himself, but rejoined Kendall SC and regained his confidence.

“I started thinking, `Hey, I can go to college and play and at least get to MLS,’’’ Lewis said. “And from MLS, maybe I can get back to Europe.”

General Discussion / Zessah artist Rebel6 killed
« on: July 07, 2020, 01:35:22 PM »
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General Discussion / R.I.P George Floyd
« on: May 27, 2020, 08:39:44 AM »
So Sad
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Football / Self-Isolation and Football
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:57:44 AM »
Fellas no football on TV just killing meh .So i have started to look at old football games ... So people if you can post youtube links / upload  socawarriors  "old or new"  games /clips goals   from U15 and up  . Tallman  i am pretty sure you have a few games saved somewhere ...

I found this

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anyone have that goal that kevin molino score that took us to the fifia under 17 back in 2007

Football / Justin Araujo-Wilson
« on: January 04, 2020, 09:11:55 AM »
Any updates on this player ?  I  heard no news about  him in last years  ssfl.

Football / TTFA League of Champions
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:51:23 PM »
TTFA launches League of Champions.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).

THE TT Football Association (TTFA) League of Champions tournament was launched yesterday, at the Home of Football, Balmain, Couva.

The inaugural event, which kicks off on Sunday and runs until April 12, will feature a number of teams who either opted out of the 2019 Terminix Super League or were deemed non-compliant, as well as a National XI (T&T Under-17 team).

Defence Force, Police, Matura ReUnited, Guaya United, Miscellaneous Laventille United, Moruga FC, Harlem Strikers, Central Soccer World and Marabella Family Crisis Centre and the Tobago-based pair of Youth Stars United and Tobago Phoenix are the other participating teams.

According to TTFA director of competitions, Sharon O’Brien, each participating club will receive $51,200,which will be split into three parts: $25,600 (which was presented yesterday to the participants); $12,800 (during the midway point of the season); and the remaining sum (minus any fees incurred) at the end of the tournament.

TTFA president David John-Williams has repeatedly claimed that the local governing body is cash-strapped.

Asked if the influx of monies for this tournament came from the FIFA Forward Programme, board member Selby Browne, who chaired the launch, replied, “The FIFA Forward Programme was a condition of the association receiving money from FIFA. That is TTFA’s money.

“When that money gets to the TTFA, it is the TTFA’s money to do what it says it will do. On an annual basis, each association will request from FIFA what its plans are.”

The teams will have to be registered under the FIFA Connect system and matches will be contested on Sundays. “The teams will participate in two rounds of football,” O’Brien said. During the launch, Browne spoke at length about the history of T&T football, the re-establishment of financial stability of T&T football and the restructuring of T&T football.

Among the dignitaries were TTFA officials Anthony Moore (who also serves as president of the Tobago Football Association) and Collin Partap.

Click here for details on the TTFA League of Champions

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« on: July 04, 2019, 12:14:06 PM »
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Football / Dayne St. Clair Thread
« on: January 06, 2019, 10:14:29 AM »
Dayne St Clair (Goalkeeper), Pickering, Ontario



Goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair, who played every minute during Maryland’s NCAA championship season in 2018, will forgo his final year of eligibility to play in MLS, Terrapins Coach Sasho Cirovski said Thursday.

St. Clair, 21, signed with the league and will be available in the Jan. 11 draft in Chicago.

The Ontario native was with the Maryland program for four years — he redshirted in 2016 — and started the past two seasons. He is scheduled to earn a degree in psychology this spring.

In 2018, St. Clair led the nation in minutes played by a goalkeeper (2.194), was 11th in the nation in goals-against average (0.66), 12th in save percentage (.833) and third in shutouts (13). He did not concede a goal in five NCAA tournament matches as the 11th-seeded Terrapins won their first national title since 2008 and third since 2005.

Other Sports / Michael Alexander Boxing Thread
« on: July 29, 2018, 06:05:07 AM »
I think he needs to go pro

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Lawrence: I’m still searching for striker; T&T coach blames individual errors and poor finishing

Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team coach Dennis Lawrence lamented individual errors and poor finishing as the Soca Warriors crashed out of contention for the Russia 2018 World Cup after a 3-0 loss away to Panama last night.

The result, which was the first time that Panama ever got a result of any kind against the Warriors in World Cup qualifying competition, left Trinidad and Tobago with no chance of advancing despite having two games to spare against Mexico and the United States next month.

“Of course it’s very disappointing because we are not into the competition [to lose] games,” said Lawrence, at the post-match press conference. “We knew what was at stake [last night] because if we could have managed to get a victory it would have kept us in it so we are very, very disappointed.”

Lawrence, a hero with the Warriors team in 2006 and a first-time head coach, said the visitors acquitted themselves well but could not recover after falling behind after self-inflicted errors.

Curtis Gonzales and Kevan George failed to stop Panama attacker Gabriel Torres, who ran half the length of the pitch for the opening goal while Carlyle Mitchell doubled their host’s advantage with an own goal in the second half.

“I knew we were coming into the game and it was going to be a very difficult one because Panama are a very organised team,” said Lawrence. “I thought the game was very tight before two individual errors cost us the first two goals. And from there it was difficult because Panama showed a good drive and determination tonight to get a victory and I want to congratulate them on that.”

The 2006 Warriors squad were led by record goalscorer Stern John, who sat on the bench last night as Lawrence’s assistant coach. Yesterday, Lawrence started his third centre forward in six games—but Trinidad and Tobago have not managed a single goal from any of them.

“If we put away the first chance then it put Panama under pressure, we are on the front foot and it gives us something to hold onto,” said Lawrence. “It’s a situation we had in the last couple of games. We’ve conceded goals and also missed opportunities and it’s something we have to try and fix.

“It’s a position on the football pitch which I’ve been searching for, which is that striker who knows how to put the ball into the back of the net. Tonight showed the difference.

“Panama had the couple opportunities and they put away three. We had our chances and we missed so that cost us the game in the end.”

The former Everton and Wigan Athletic assistant coach said he will have one eye on the future when the Warriors reconvene next month to play Mexico in Mexico City and host the United States.

He assured supporters that the Warriors still intend to put out a team good enough to compete though.

“We’ve got a responsibility and there’s still a lot to play for, for other teams,” said Lawrence. “Obviously we are not in contention anymore but we are going to ensure the we put together a squad with the view of the future. We will always put together a squad that will compete and make sure that we don’t let the Hexagonal teams down because obviously we understand that we have a responsibility to go out and put in the performances  to try and get results…

“We have to find a way to dust ourselves off as soon as possible and move on. We have to start looking ahead to the future.”


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