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Football / Do any Football Coaches Associations still exist In T&T?
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:13:32 AM »
From what I understand we've had two..

Association of Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (AFCTT)
Northern Football Coaches Association (NFCA)

Does anyone know if either is still functioning? The AFCTT's website www.afctt.com is still up but shows no activity except from spammers since 2010 (Kharim Matthias applied for the name). The only info I have for NFCA is that Carlos Franco applied for the name.

Can anyone shed some light on either Coaches' Association?

Richard G.


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Football / Canadian Secondary School Girls Football team to visit T&T
« on: February 26, 2015, 05:44:58 PM »
Tomorrow morning at 730am......I will be on Tobago Channel 5. If you can.....tune in (the broadcast will also be available on Pulse 89.5FM).

Not sure about the website. Last I saw it was under construction.

I will be talking about Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary School's (Surrey, B.C., Canada) Female Football (soccer) Team's visit to Tobago next week. Apart from the cross-cultural experiences, they will have matches against Scarborough Secondary, an unofficial Tobago SSFL All-star team and selected a training/scrimmage with some of the players from the all-star team. Matches will be on the 6th, 7th and 9th March. All matches will be played at Courland Recreational Facility (Black Rock).

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What about Track & Field / TTOC requests TRI be changed to TTO
« on: May 26, 2014, 02:38:15 AM »
Got this on my twitter feed. Thanks TTOC for requesting proper international representation for our twin-island republic.

TT Olympic Committee ‏@OlympicTT  5h
"@briaclew: After years of TRI. TTO means Trinidad and Tobago. @OlympicTT asked IOC to approve change from TRI to TTO"

Now it's to see what backlash Socawarriors.net will get IF they ever change 'Trinis in Action' to 'Trinbagonians in Action' (on the football link). Don't think the TTOC will get any.

Blessings and enjoy the day
Richard G.

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Football / Richard Goddard - Inspirational Coach
« on: March 14, 2014, 05:05:40 PM »
Wednesday 12th March 2014 Tobago news did a story on me. Don't know if they put the link up online yet. So goes the Tobago News.

Enjoy


Richard Goddard – Inspirational Coach
Victor Laptiste - Tobago News


The sport of football has been the life of Calder Hall-born Richard Goddard who has put Trinidad & Tobago, and more so Tobago, on the international map.

He began at St Clair’s Coaching School as a six year old and represented the school at all levels in the position of Goalkeeper.

He was then called up to national duty and represented Trinidad & Tobago in the Under 14, Under 20 and Under 23 Teams. In 1994 he received the MVP Award for the Secondary Schools Football League.

Richard was the youngest karateka to earn a Black Belt in the island at the age of twelve under the tutelage of Sensei Arthur Morris of the Tobago Shotokan Karate Club; he attributes much of his fitness level, body strength, balance and defensive capability to this discipline. After attending Bishops High School he moved on to Signal Hill Comprehensive for the final year and obtained a Sports Scholarship to Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York in 2001; he graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor in Business Administration.

Sports has been the gateway for him to achieve much satisfaction in life as he was a three-time NAIA All-American and two-time Regional MVP at Roberts Wesleyan College; he played professional football for six years with four Clubs in North America.

His coaching career in Canada started his appointment in 2003 as Head Coach of Ottawa Internationals Under 18 Girls.He worked for seven different clubs while in Canada, finishing as the Kickin' in Schools Programme Director then Senior Development Staff at the North Vancouver Football Club in 2012. He is the holder of a Trinidad & Tobago Football Coaching License.

Over the last year he has functioned as Program Director - Football Development Coach (Boys) at Bishop’s High School where the Football Team has already gained promotion from the Senior to Championship Division. His goal is to establish an all-year training/education programme for footballers and to forge a link between the Teachers of subjects such as Biology, Physics, Geography and Agricultural Science with the science of football.

Music is an integral part of his life, as from the age of 13 he began to take a keen interest in this art and took it to a new level when he resided in Vancouver and utilized the technology to full effect in blending different genres of music to evoke maximum crowd response.

From 2009 he served as Co-host and DJ on two radio stations in Canada on the programmes Pirates of the Caribbean and (West Indies) Culture Shock; he received the Shake It Award in 2009 and 2011 and 2010 for the Best International Music Programme. Back home at New Grange Development in 2012 he is gradually testing the local market; at Cabin Pub he is the host DJ.

Goddard's desire is to see more foreign-based nationals in various professional fields returning home and giving back to Tobago the skills and whatever else is required to achieve greater success in sports.

A few decades ago very few graduates of secondary institutions thought of pursuing careers in sporting disciplines but professional occupations in the field of sports are becoming more prominent. He sees Sports Tourism as a very viable option which enhances the cross-cultural experience, and has already established contact with a Girls Football Team from Vancouver for a two-week match tour later this year (actually incorrect. This will happen next year Kenneth Headley).

One of his favourite quotations is: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” His advice to fellow youths: “Strive for excellence; do not let detractors force you away from your goal. Your strength comes from within and also from those around you.”



(THESE HAVE BEEN ADDED BY ME AFTER. (West Indies) (actually incorrect. This will happen next year Kenneth Headley) - Richard Goddard

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General Discussion / Dead man in mortuary impregnates woman
« on: November 13, 2013, 08:45:44 AM »
Not making this stuff up. People gone clear oui.....



http://www.deadseriousnews.com/dead-man-in-mortuary-impregnates-woman/

Dead man in mortuary impregnates woman
November 11, 2010 By Dead Serious News

The Rolling Stones said it best, “You, you make a dead man cum.”  A 38 year old female mortuary worker is being held on $250,000 bond after becoming pregnant by one of her clients-a dead man.  The alleged crime took place at the Mourning Glory Mortuary just outside of Lexington, Missouri.  Police have charged Felicity Marmaduke with desecration of the dead and necrophilia.

According to a statement made to police by Marmaduke, the alleged victim experienced a post mortem erection while being bathed.  Being alone, Marmaduke straddled the dead man and proceeded have sex with him.  Much to her surprise, the alleged victim came to orgasm after several minutes.  A few weeks later, Marmaduke had a positive pregnancy test while receiving a routine medical exam.  Upon telling her doctor the circumstances leading to the conception, the police were notified.  Marmaduke was arrested without incident at her dilapidated trailer home a few blocks from the mortuary.

In a bizarre twist, Marmaduke plans to sue the dead man’s estate for child support.

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http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/worldcupcentral/id/1067?cc=3888

Eruption of Icelandic talent down to long-term planning


Posted by Michael Yokhin


Over the summer, Juergen Klinsmann convinced Aron Johannsson to represent the United States, and that was considered to be quite a coup for the Stars and Stripes. The American-born striker, who moved back to his motherland at the tender age of 3 and represented Iceland at the under-21 level is a promising player. He has scored nine goals in 11 games for his Dutch Eredivisie club AZ Alkmaar this season, including a brace in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Feyenoord on Sunday. He is now a valuable addition to Klinsmann's squad, netting his first international goal at Panama in a 3-2 win for the USA in their final World Cup qualifying match.

Iceland fans didn't like Johannsson's decision one bit. After all, his connection to the United States is hardly a strong one -- his parents were simply overseas students at the time of his birth. Geir Thorsteinsson, president of the Football Association of Iceland (KSI), was incensed by what he saw as the pilfering of his nation's talent. "I can't understand why America, with all of their hundreds of thousands of football players, don't look inside and develop their own talent," he said.

However, Vidir Sigurdsson, one of the best-known and most respected football journalists in Iceland, says that he can understand Johannsson's decision. "He would have had a hard time getting some playing minutes for Iceland for the time being," Sigurdsson said. The very fact that the striker was never capped for Iceland's senior team, despite the fact that he was already 22 years of age at the time of the switch of allegiance to the USA, proves that point perfectly.

If you think about that for a second, the situation is bizarre in the extreme. The population of the United States is roughly 320 million -- a thousand times more than the 320,000 people in Iceland. And it should be understood just how small Iceland really is; the Nordic island has fewer inhabitants than Luxembourg. In fact, Iceland's population is smaller than the urban area of the city of Mobile, Ala., where Johannsson was born. It is jaw-dropping that the United States national team happens to need the striker more than Iceland, who are only a two-legged playoff against Croatia away from qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

To make things even more amazing, we should investigate the curious case of Alfred Finnbogason. While Johannsson is third in the Eredivisie scoring charts, Heerenveen striker Finnbogason tops the list with 14 goals in 11 games. Last season he netted 24 times, clearly learning a lot from coach Marco van Basten. Finnbogason's talent is unquestionable and his form is nothing short of brilliant, yet Finnbogason finds himself on the bench for his national team.

He was used only as a substitute in Iceland's last four qualifiers, as the Strakarnir Okkar finished second in their World Cup qualifying group. Iceland are just two games away from becoming the smallest nation ever to play at a World Cup (superseding Trinidad and Tobago and their population of 1.4 million).

How on earth is that possible? How did the tiny island manage to produce such a great footballing generation?

Just look at the list of players. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson is an outrageously talented striker at Ajax. Gylfi Sigurdsson is an elegant midfielder with a fierce shot from distance, well-liked by the Tottenham faithful even though he has yet to fulfill his potential under Andre Villas-Boas. Johann Gudmundsson is a tricky winger, starring alongside Johannsson at Alkmaar and capable of changing games, as he showed when scoring a hat trick in a wild 4-4 draw at Switzerland. Captain Aron Gunnarsson is a key player for Premier League side Cardiff City. Emil Hallfredsson is an integral part of the Hellas Verona side that has been such a sensation in Serie A this season. Then there is the phenomenal Finnbogason, and the list can be continued with Sampdoria's Birkir Bjarnason.

The glut of talent is not down to luck. The success is down to long-term planning and smart investments in youth academies and sporting facilities. Iceland's project has run for more than a decade now, and during that time the nation have risen from being minnows to a very potent outfit. They are not a short-term sensation like Estonia, who reached the playoffs for Euro 2012 and then disappeared without a trace. Iceland are here to stay.

"During the first years of this century, many indoor stadiums and training halls for football were built in the country, and Icelandic youth training at the grassroots is very well-organized, with educated coaches working with the kids from young age," Vidir Sigurdsson explains.

The players, who are now in their early 20s, benefited enormously from the improved conditions, and their development has been smooth. A talented kid is unlikely to go unnoticed in Iceland nowadays, and he will get all the support needed to prosper.

In order to have quality coaching at schools, you first need to educate the educators. The KSI are doing a great job in that respect, having turned the role of youth coach into a well-respected and well-paid job. As a result, the average level of those youth specialists is unlikely to be higher anywhere else in the world. In addition, clubs must have qualified coaches for their younger teams to get their licences.

The first signs of the project's real progress could be seen when Iceland qualified for the under-21 European Championship in 2011, thrashing Germany in the process. The youngsters gained vital experience, and now they take that to the next level, with quality coaches and an experienced leader to show them the way.

Lars Lagerback, the seasoned Swede who worked with his native national team for more than a decade, took the Iceland reins in 2011. On the pitch, he is helped by veteran striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, of Chelsea and Barcelona fame. Now 35, he might not get an awful lot of playing time at Club Brugge in Belgium, but Gudjohnsen's effective partnership with Sigthorsson is the reason behind Finnbogason's being benched.

However, this is not the first time Iceland have made headlines all over Europe. In the Euro 2000 qualifiers, they had some sensational results despite being drawn in a tough group with France, Russia and Ukraine, and had a mathematical chance of progressing until the final game. They also went rather close in the Euro 2004 qualifiers but were denied a place in the playoffs by a Darren Fletcher goal for Scotland against Lithuania.

Those were completely different times, however, as explained by Tomas Thor Thordarson, a leading journalist for Morgunbladid: "Those teams had more physical players and had a defensive style, usually preferring a 5-3-2 formation. The current team has much better footballers and more of them. Nowadays it seems that nobody wants to play at the back, which can actually be a problem, but we have some decent defensive prospects growing up in the under-21 team.

"Iceland will only improve over time. Our guys are too good not to make more noise in the coming years."

Football is fast becoming an obsession for the nation. In years gone by, the FA had trouble filling the 10,000 seats at the national stadium in Reykjavik, unless a major team visited. This time, the game against Cyprus was sold out a month in advance. "There has never been as much interest in our national team," Vidir Sigurdsson says. And the excitement ahead of the game versus Croatia on Friday -- undoubtedly the biggest footballing occasion Iceland have ever experienced -- is really astonishing.

While Croatia are clear favourites, this Iceland team should by no means be underestimated, and the two matches could turn out to be much closer fought than most people think. There is a fair chance that the dream will become a reality for the islanders, who can't help thinking of a Brazilian adventure in the summer. Who knows, they could draw the United States there, face Johannsson on an unforgettable occasion and even beat a country that is a thousand times bigger. Stranger things have happened.

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Football / A Comedy of errors: Ah bes' own goal..
« on: September 10, 2013, 08:22:42 AM »
Many hours of training went into this own goal.

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/chinese-u-20-team-scores-own-goal-spectacular-032818118--sow.html

Blessings and enjoy de day (and doh try dis atall).
Richard G.

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Your take......

http://ctntworld.com/cnews2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5495:statement-by-mr-kenneth-gordon-integrity-commission-chairman&catid=137:c-news&Itemid=707&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

Statement by Mr. Kenneth Gordon, Integrity Commission Chairman

 
Created on Friday, 21 June 2013 14:17 Published Date



Coupled with the Oath of Secrecy which Commissioners are required to take, Part II, Section 5(2)(a) and (c) of the Integrity in Public Life Act (IPLA) states in part that in the exercise of its functions under the Act the Commission (and by extension, all Commissioners):
(a) shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.
(c) the Commission shall have the power to do all such things as it considers necessary or expedient for the purpose of carrying out its functions.

When Dr. Keith Rowley, Leader of the Opposition, called my office at approximately 2.23 p.m. on Wednesday May 15th, 2013, I was not available. He left a message with his cell number requesting an URGENT meeting. We later attempted to return his call and in turn left a message on his machine. At around 6.00 p.m. it occurred to me that he may not have received the return call message. I was by that time at home and called him myself. He advised that he was on his way home. In response to my question, he confirmed that the "URGENCY" continued to exist.

I have known Dr. Rowley professionally for some time but until that afternoon he had never visited my home. My understanding was that he wished to communicate with me on an URGENT matter. Such a matter could have been about anything, given the extreme times in which we live. I could have said no, not today, see me at the office tomorrow. But then I could have been faulted for not making the time to even listen to what the Leader of the Opposition considered URGENT. Also mindful of the remit quoted above from the IPLA Section 5(2)(a) and (c) which clearly provides the authority to proceed in accordance with what was considered necessary I concluded that in all the circumstances I would see Dr. Rowley briefly and right away: a decision I would have taken in similar circumstances had it been the Prime Minister, the Attorney General or any other public official... and I add they would most certainly have expected me to do so.

I suggested to Dr. Rowley who does not live far from my house in Glencoe that he meet me at my home. He arrived a few minutes later. The contents of the conversation which we had are set out in the Aide Memoire which has been previously circulated. The brief meeting ended and he departed.

I immediately wrote by hand the Aide Memoire which was typed the following day. I personally handed the document to the Registrar later that day to await the appointment of the new Commissioners and the Commission's first meeting.
It is with regret that I now turn to some unfortunate statements and distortions of fact which have been reported in the media. In the first instance when I confirmed the meeting had taken place and the Aide Memoire was made available to the public, the absurd charge was made that the meeting was part of a political conspiracy which, if only for the record, I categorically deny.

It has also been suggested that the same lawyer used by Dr. Rowley at the Privileges Committee may have been retained by the Commission to render an Opinion on jurisdiction in the e-mail matter. It was reported and I quote "when you connect the dots it reveals a frightening picture of an attempt by high office holders to topple the Government." This amounts to an accusation of treason, one of the most serious crimes on the books. Like so many of the other accusations, there is not an iota of truth in that reckless charge.

In fact the Opinion on jurisdiction in the E-mail matter which has been the subject of the most incredible speculation was provided by Mrs. Deborah Peake, Senior Counsel who is not Dr. Rowley's representative at the Privileges Committee.
Let me make it clear that I accept that in a perfect world the meeting with Dr. Rowley ought to have taken place at the Office of the Integrity Commission with an officer present. But that world seldom exists. In the circumstances which existed on Wednesday May 15th, meeting briefly with the Leader of the Opposition and recording what had transpired for the Commission's attention was the rational thing to do. If a Commissioner can be entrusted to honour the Oath of Secrecy he can be entrusted to faithfully report on what transpired at a brief meeting with a public official. The question really is integrity, and if he or she does not have it he or she should not be a Commissioner in the first place. The simple fact is that try as we might, we cannot legislate for integrity.

I end by emphasising:

· That the decision to meet with Dr. Rowley was taken without regard to any form of partisan consideration. It was the fair and rational thing to do and it was not secret.

· The meeting was held in full accordance with the Integrity in Public Life Act, one of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago.

· A report on what took place at the meeting was made and preserved for the New Commission when appointed, to ensure full transparency.

· The inflammatory and highly irresponsible statements which have been made coupled with the distortions of fact are to be deeply regretted.

June 21st 2013

 Written by C News

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General Discussion / Another Firetrucking Issue at Hand.....
« on: June 17, 2013, 09:44:53 AM »
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-06-16/car-parts-racket-revealed ....and to make matters worse (or more clearer) Sammy’s Multilift Services Ltd is involved again....hmmmmm

Car parts racket revealed
 

Published:


Monday, June 17, 2013


Anika Gumbs-Sandiford


A car parts and maintenance racket has been discovered within the T&T Fire Service. A number of questionable transactions are listed in the departmental vote book for the maintenance of the Fire Service fleet. They include ordering parts for vehicles that had already been sold, costly paint jobs and oil changes, and the scope of works submitted by selected firms. It comes on the heels of the hefty $10,189,115 quotation submitted by Sammy’s Multilift Services Ltd last November to retrieve a firetruck that ran off the road in Blanchisseuse. Cabinet eventually signed off on the revised $6.8 million bill.
 
 
 
 
 
The T&T Guardian has obtained copies of the financial statements listing maintenance work on Fire Service vehicles for January-May this year. Among the items listed is a motor starter bought for $92,676. The starter, T&T Guardian learned, was purchased for a 50-seater Mercedes Benz bus that had been sold in a public auction at the Chaguanas Fire Station last October. Invoices have also been submitted for the supply of four batteries costed at $45,500 for a 1982 Dodge mobile canteen and a Rosebauer water tanker. However, the mobile canteen was auctioned off last year. A paint job on a Toyota pickup, fleet number 543, was recorded as costing $65,378. Such jobs are usually carried out by the Fire Service’s own engineering department.
 
 
 
Documents also showed that an invoice for $41,858 was submitted for oil, air and filter changes on the Toyota SUV—PCT 1633—being used by acting Chief Fire Officer Nayar Rampersad. A similar job was also done on a Volkswagen Touareg at a cost of $35,917. In March, documents showed that a voucher for $86,250 was submitted for a transmission for a Dennis water tanker, but the transmission was not received. Invoice 646152 showed that $88,527 was paid for the supply of parts and labour for an Isuzu D/Cab utility. The left front door, left rear door and left rear flare tender skirt were expected to be changed. Upon delivery, sources told T&T Guardian, concerns were raised over the repairs carried out on the vehicle.
 
 
 
 
 
Contacted yesterday, Rampersad said he intended to launch an investigation into the payments. “Based on the information provided, I am going to conduct enquiries into the matter with the procurement unit and the accounts department," he said. “Even though the matters are now coming up for payment, several transactions would have took place before my time. The Ministry of National Security has a responsibility to look into the matter and if a discrepancy is found , they have to send it back to the accounts department. "We do not print cheques at the Fire Services. The process involving the acquisition of goods and service are sent to the ministry for checking.”
 
 
 
 
 
On the issue of whether Brantec Ltd was a preferred contractor for the supply of tyres, Rampersad said, “They have a longstanding relationship with the Fire Services. There is a contracted supplier for tyres. However, I was informed by the engineering department that the tyres being offered by that supplier are not durable. When I was informed I wrote the permanent secretary asking for the tyres to be purchased on the open market.” In a January 18 memo that accountant I Kameel Hosein sent to Rampersad he said, “I wish to inform that an invoice order VV597500 dated August 27, 2012 was issued to Messrs Brantec Ltd for customs purposes to import certain sized tyres for use by the T&T Fire Services. “In this regard, we have entered into a binding agreement to purchase said tyres from that firm. “However, Messrs Brantec Ltd is not reflected as a contracted supplier. Notwithstanding that, and without prejudice, our commitment must first be to Messrs Brantec Ltd, as mentioned previously a binding agreement exists.”
 
 
 
Brantec Ltd is listed on the documents as the service provider for all four jobs. The head of Brantec Ltd, Caroline Baboolal, yesterday told T&T Guardian that she was unaware of the payments submitted on the invoices. Referring to the job carried out on PCT 1633, Baboolal said, “Oil, filter and air change could never be $41,000. It would cost around $6,500.” As to the $35,917 payment for oil and filter change, Baboolal said, “I will have to look at my invoices. It is not possible to charge $35,917 to change oil and filter.” On the transmission for the water tanker, Baboolal said, “I would have to look into that one. If Fire Services have a problem they should contact us, not call the T&T Guardian.”

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/17/giorgos-katidis-banned-life-nazi-salute_n_2895619.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

ATHENS, Greece -- Greek soccer player Giorgos Katidis has been banned from his national team for life after giving a Nazi salute while celebrating a goal in the topflight league.

Greece's soccer federation said Sunday in a statement that the AEK Athens midfielder's gesture "is a deep insult to all victims of Nazi brutality."

The 20-year-old Katidis gave a Nazi salute after scoring the go-ahead goal Saturday in AEK's 2-1 victory over Veria in the Greek league. He pleaded ignorance of the meaning of his gesture – right arm extended and hand straightened. He claimed on his Twitter account that he detests fascism.

AEK and the Greek league are considering separate sanctions. AEK fans have demanded Katidis' dismissal from the team.

Katidis has played for Greek national junior teams but not the senior side.

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General Discussion / THA Election Discussion topic...
« on: December 31, 2012, 07:05:09 AM »
Headline from Trinidad Express, also on Newsday and Guardian


Big bucks for Tobago

PM at TOP rally: Budget allocation to double, more power for THA

 By Anna Ramdass anna.ramdass@trinidadexpress.com



Story Created: Dec 31, 2012 at 1:22 AM ECT
(
Story Updated: Dec 31, 2012 at 7:24 AM ECT )


A wave of change will sweep Tobago come 2013, as Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced last night that the Parliament's first order of business in the new year will be the debate of legislation which will see increased financial power for the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).
 
Among the major changes will be a doubling of the budgetary allocation to the THA, expansion of the island's territorial waters and law-making powers.
 
Speaking at the presentation of the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) candidates at Market Square, Scarborough, Tobago, Persad-Bissessar said the Constitutional (Amendment) (Tobago) Bill 2012 will be laid in Parliament on January 7 and debate will begin on January 16.
 
Read more... http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Big_bucks__for_Tobago-185246732.html



http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,171345.html

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2012-12-31/pm-no-disrespect-no-invasion-tobago

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Cricket Anyone / WIPA/WICB battle deepens...Fraud allegations by WIPA
« on: October 27, 2012, 04:51:16 AM »
This has the makings of some serious criminal undertakings.

WIPA/WICB battle deepens (Trinidad Guardian 27th Oct 2012)

During the current trial between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) before Justice Ricky Rahim in Trinidad, the players’ body raised a potentially serious legal issue.
 
WIPA claimed that the WICB had diverted and withheld payments from the players meant to go to their pension or “provident” fund and withheld its own contribution to the fund, using the money to cover the board’s ongoing expenditure.
 
Former corporate secretary of the West Indies Cricket Board Anthony Deyal confirmed this during the trial. Deyal also admitted it had possible serious criminal consequences......

http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2012-10-26/wipawicb-battle-deepens

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August 18th @ Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada (He reaching out here for d first time ever).

http://www.meloproductions.net/machel2012.htm

Dey sey Machel and 400 tickets gone (announcement happened maybe 2 weeks ago). Dis concert happening more dan 3 months away. Pass through if allyuh want to.

Yea Vancouver staved for Soca artists passin through. We go take dis one an run wit it...

 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:

Blessings and enjoy de day.
Richard G.

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Football / Palos outta de hospital...
« on: April 19, 2012, 05:32:58 AM »
Ah en sure allyuh know but we bredrin Palos end up in the hospital under some serious sickness last weekend. He doing much better as he made it home in time to watch Champions League yesterday  (wed 18th April) as if he really needed any other incentive to ride outta de place but still...scary. Wishin de man de best ah recoveries.

Bless up Palos.

Blessings and Enjoy de day
Richard G.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Richard G. music mix thread.
« on: November 03, 2011, 12:07:19 AM »
Brand new mix tape

Click the link and listen. It's a mix of various genres of music including soca, dancehall, hiphop, dance, latin and more. Feedback is appreciated.

Blessings and enjoy de day.
Richard G.

http://soundcloud.com/dcoachg/ultimate-party-mix-2

1. Krave ft. Akon, Nelly and Twista -Up and Down
2. Ciara ft Ludacris -1-2 Step (remix)
3. Missy -I'm Really Hot
4. OH SNAP & DJ Prime ft. MC Stik-E -Bounce
5. Mercci, Macka Diamond, Busy Signal -Yengeh Riddim Mix
6. Talia Coles ft. Elephant Man -Nikki Wine
7. Jencarlos Canela ft. Pitbull -Baila Baila (Soca Version)
8. Mr. Vegas -Hot Wuk
9. Inches -Jiggle It (2012 Soca
10. Taio Cruz -Dynamite (Jr Blender Soca Remix)
11. J-Status -I'm Ready
12. Michael Jackson vs Lady Gaga -Poker Face/Thriller (DJ CK Remix)

13. Sean Kingston ft. Pitbull -Fire Burning (Somebody Call 9-1-1)
14. Elvis Crespo -Suavemente
15. Elvis Crespo ft. Busy Signal- -Busy Latino (Suavemente Remix)
16. Sean Kingston -Sleep All Day, Party All Night
17. Kim Sozzi -Secret Love
18. Black Eye Peas -My Hump
19. Sister Nancy ft. Lady Lee -Bam Bam Bmore
20. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP -We Speak No Americano (Original Mix)
21. Machel Montano HD & Pitbull -Bon Bon
22. Kuttit -Winey Winey Winey
23. Edward Maya -Stereo Love
24. PitBull ft Marc Anthony -Rain Over Me
25. Destra Garcia & Kerwin Du Bois -Baddist (2012 Soca)
26. Skinny Fabulous, Gorg -Popso Riddim Mix
27. Pitbull ft. T-Pain, Sean Paul & Ludacris -Shake Senora
28. Bunji Garlin, Busy Signal -Touch Road Riddim Mix
29. Busy Signal -Touch D Road (Jester Pon Di World Remix)
30. Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera -Moves Like Jagger
31. Martin Solveig -The Night Out
32. Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris -We Found Love (Extended Mix)
33. Sajivan Gayadeen a.k.a Flow ft. Veekash Sahadeo -Mere Sapnon Ki Rani (Danza Kuduro Mix)
34. Kariway ft. Charlee Way & Big Drew -DANZA KUDURO (remix) Prod. by DJ MIGUELITO
35. Pitbull & Machel Montano ft. lil Jon -Floor On Fire

NJP6000 Productions. DJs D'Coach and NastyJag Sound

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Football / Former Jamaican National Footballer Winston Griffiths Dead
« on: October 25, 2011, 08:53:50 AM »
Played with dis bredda briefly while with the Toronto Lynx. Boss footballer. Wicked left foot. RIP breds. Condolences to his family.

http://iriefm.net/index.php/home/sports/7966/Football-fraternity-mourning-death-of-former-national-player-Winston-Griffiths

Former national midfielder Winston Griffiths is dead.

Reports reaching IRIE FM are that the 33 year old Griffiths who played for National Premier League side Sporting Central Academy died in the May Pen Hospital last night (Sunday) after a short illness.

The former Glenmuir High school DaCosta Cup star made his debut for Jamaica back in 1998 against Guatemala, and made his last international appearance in 2002 against Barbados, having played 28 times for the Reggae Boys scoring twice.

Griffiths played at the NCAA Inter-Collegiate level at the University of Rhode Island from 1998–1999, leading the team to the Atlantic-10 Conference regular season and tournament championships in 1999.

Griffiths began his professional career with the Connecticut Wolves of the USL first division and later had an unsuccessful trial with English Premier League side Bolton Wanderers.

In 2002, Griffiths was drafted by Dallas Burn of Major League Soccer, but was sent to the Metrostars in a lottery before the season started. Later in the season, he was traded to Los Angeles Galaxy, and then went to the New England Revolution.

With the Revs, Griffiths reached the 2002 MLS Cup final, but lost to his old club, the Metrostars.

In 2003 he signed with the Portmore United and play there until he was signed by the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2004. In Vancouver he scored twice and had five assists helping the Whitecaps reach the USL Western Conference finals.

In 2005 Griffiths was signed by Arnett Gardens, but later he was loaned to Toronto Lynx where he would score one goal in three games. Midway through the season Lynx head coach Hubert Busby jr. was released from his contract, and Griffiths returned to Arnett Gardens.

On 12 July 2007, Griffiths was signed by Toronto Supra of the Canadian Soccer League, making his debut on July 15 against the Canadian Lions, and scoring a hat-trick to give Supra the 5-2 victory.

He returned to Jamaica in late 2007 where he joined NPL side Sporting Central Academy.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Take ah listen...lemme know...
« on: August 17, 2011, 06:49:33 PM »
Me an ah bredrin ah mine do up ah dancehall mix. We have done a few soca and party mix-ups but for what it's worth, I'm just asking for year opinions. Take ah listen and lemme know what allyuh tink. Honest opinion.

http://soundcloud.com/dcoachg/dancehall-mix-pt2

Blessings and enjoy de night.
Richard G.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110516/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/cb_caribbean_us_teen_killed;_ylt=ArICiefp0tCF517EDdeKmu62GL8C;_ylu=X3oDMTNjMjByNmI1BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwNTE2L2NiX2NhcmliYmVhbl91c190ZWVuX2tpbGxlZARjY29kZQN0b3BnbXBlBGNwb3MDMwRwb3MDMwRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA21hbmdldHMxOXllYQ--

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – A judge on Monday sentenced a man to 19 years at hard labor for stabbing to death an American teenager on the southern Caribbean island of Tobago.

Sean Antoine, 28, was convicted in April of killing 14-year-old Kitty Pepe of Keene, New York. They had dated previously but had broken up before he repeatedly stabbed her on July 1, 2005, at the home where she had been staying with her mother in the seaside town of Charlotteville.

Antoine faced a possible death sentence if convicted of murder, but jurors convicted him of manslaughter after he testified the girl had taunted him, a defense that outraged the girl's family. The lesser charge meant he could be sentenced to as little as the time he had already served since his arrest.

Justice Geoffrey Henderson said at the sentencing hearing in Scarborough, the capital of Tobago, that Antoine did not deserve the lesser charge of manslaughter and the sentence was intended to send a message it is inappropriate for men to be involved with underage girls.

Wayne Sturge, Antoine's attorney, told The Associated Press after the hearing that he considered the sentence reasonable and did not plan to appeal. Under the laws of Trinidad and Tobago, he will only have to serve about 14 years of the sentence.

Kitty had visited the island occasionally since 1997 while her mother worked on sea turtle conservation efforts in Tobago, which had long been considered peaceful but has been shaken by a number of violent attacks on foreigners in recent years.

The girl's family previously said they were hoping that Antoine would be sentenced to life in prison because of the violence in the attack.
(Associated Press)




De fella shoulda get planass, cuava whip, red ants, bachack, head in ah latrine and some angry mob therapy added to his prison time.

Schupid dunce fella.

Blessings and enjoy de day.
Richard G.

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Yesterday (dj D'Coach) me and my dj brethin NastyJag were informed we won the Best International Music Show on 90.1fm www.cjsf.ca for 2010.  :) :thumbsup:

Ah have to say it was wicked to get the award that was completely unexpected.

The program goes at 4-6 pm PST on Saturdays (party program...soca, dancehall). There's also West Indies Culture Shock 9-11 pm PST on Sunday (old school soca, calypso, reggae).

Blessings and enjoy de day.
Richard G (D'Coach) :wavetowel: :wavetowel: :wavetowel:

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General Discussion / Obama's Presidency so far...
« on: October 27, 2010, 08:35:31 AM »
Give it a grade. I'll give him a 6/10. To me he has had a tough go because (add points as necessary):

1. Race
2. Economy
3. Fear
4. The Unknown
5. Bitter medicine in a recession
6. People looking for someone to blame because....

Also what do you think will happen in the upcoming elections. I believe the Repubs will will the House of reporesentatives. The Dems will retain control of the Senate.

Add points as you like and your reasons for your overall grade.

Points for:
Health Care Reform done (not to his liking but it got done)
Finance Reform (again not to his liking but done)
Insurance Reform (as above)

Points Against:
Health Care Reform (many people are against it)
Finance and Insurance Reform (didn't go far enough/went too far)
Polarizing figure (This can be said about any president)

Blessings and enjoy de day
Richard G.

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General Discussion / Chinese woman forced to abort 8-month-old fetus
« on: October 21, 2010, 08:43:53 AM »
Nah people. Dis so shocking man cyar tink afta hearin about it oui. Sick is what dem people is....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_china_forced_abortion;_ylt=AvAvjoff4pcqQ0NoDaVKzKds.aF4;_ylu=X3oDMTM2ODgzMGduBGFzc2V0Ay9zL2FwL2FzX2NoaW5hX2ZvcmNlZF9hYm9ydGlvbgRjY29kZQNtcF9lY184XzEwBGNwb3MDNwRwb3MDNwRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA2NoaW5lc2V3b21hbg--

From Yahoo news

By ALEXA OLESEN, Associated Press Writer Alexa Olesen, Associated Press Writer – Thu Oct 21, 6:45 am ET

BEIJING – A pregnant woman in south China was detained, beaten and forced to have an abortion just a month before her due date because the baby would have violated the country's one-child limit, her husband said Thursday.

Construction worker Luo Yanquan said his wife was taken kicking and screaming from their home by more than a dozen people on Oct. 10 and detained in a clinic for three days by family planning officials, then taken to a hospital and injected with a drug that killed her baby.

Family planning officials told the couple they weren't allowed to have the child because they already have a 9-year-old daughter, Luo said.

For the last 30 years, China has limited most urban couples to just one child in a bid to curb population growth and conserve its limited resources. China has the world's largest population, with more than 1.3 billion people. Couples that flout the rules face hefty fines, seizure of their property and loss of their jobs.

The case is an extreme example of the coercive measures Chinese officials sometimes use to comply with the strict family planning regulations. Though illegal, police and judicial authorities often look the other way when forced abortion cases are reported and the heavily censored state media shy away from such news.

But in recent years, victims have begun to speak out about their ordeals with the help of the Internet and text messaging. Aiding them are social campaigners and lawyers who have documented cases of forced late-term abortions. Similar abuses have been reported in Hebei and Shandong provinces and in the Guangxi region.

An official with the Siming district family planning commission, which oversees Luo's neighborhood, confirmed there was a record of Luo's wife, Xiao Aiying, undergoing an abortion recently but said the procedure was voluntary and that she was about six months instead of eight months pregnant at the time. Like many Chinese bureaucrats, he refused to give his name.

China bans forced abortions, but doesn't prohibit or clearly define late-term abortion.

The Siming official said Xiao's husband had approved the abortion, a claim Luo denied.

"I never signed anything. No one in our family did," he said by telephone from Xiamen. "I called the police but they said family planning issues weren't their responsibility. I want to sue, but lawyers I've asked here say they can't help me and the media won't report on our case."

Luo set up a blog last week to let people know what had happened to his wife, and satellite broadcaster Al-Jazeera posted a report about the couple's case on its website Wednesday.

Photos on the blog show a pained-looking, and clearly pregnant, Xiao sitting on a hospital bed after the injection but before the baby was stillborn 40 hours later. Other images show a large purple bruise on her arm and scratches on her leg, which Luo said were caused when family planning officials hit and kicked her as she struggled to get away.

Ordinary Chinese reacted with anger and disgust to Luo's online account, posting comments that called the family planning officials cruel and inhuman.

Xiao delivered the dead baby on Oct. 14 but remains hospitalized and may require emergency surgery to remove pieces of placenta still in her uterus, Luo said. The couple, both 36, were not informed of the sex of the aborted baby, Luo said.

A man who answered the phone at the obstetrics ward of the Siming No. 1 Hospital confirmed that Xiao was still a patient there. He refused to provide more details or give his name.

Telephone calls to the press office of the National Population and Family Planning Commission in Beijing rang unanswered Thursday.

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Online:

Luo's blog: http://t.163.com/luoyanquan

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Football / Who here living in LA?
« on: December 17, 2009, 08:10:07 AM »
Ah might be making ah turn down dey for the USSF GK course from the 24th to 31st January at the Home Depot Center. All I know is cost of living in California is high so I'm expecting pretty ridiculous prices on everything from food to transport to place to stay.

Lemme know is anyone could help out.

Richard G.

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Football / Baygo boy (Andy Salandy) passed on....
« on: October 27, 2009, 07:36:48 AM »
My cousin Andy Salandy (Baygo Boy) died this morning around 3am this morning from Colon Cancer. Tough news for all. RIP Cousin. Keep big sis Nicky in check up dey. Love always.

Richard G.

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Football / Disscuss: Zidane tops Gerrard as Worlds best....
« on: March 13, 2009, 08:29:30 AM »
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=627484&cc=5901


..and gives just dues to Claude Makalele and what his presence did for Real Madrid during his tenure.




Zidane names Gerrard as best player in the world

March 13, 2009
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 Zinedine Zidane believes Steven Gerrard is the best player in the world.

The legendary former Real Madrid playmaker saw his old club dismantled by Gerrard's Liverpool on Tuesday night, when the Reds ran out 4-0 winners at Anfield, 5-0 on aggregate.

England's midfield star scored two of the goals and ahead of tomorrow's crucial trip to Old Trafford, Zidane has claimed he is a better all-round player than Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, the current holder of the Ballon d'Or.

"Is he the best in the world? He might not get the attention of (Lionel) Messi and Ronaldo but yes, I think he just might be,'' the former France captain said.

"If you don't have a player like Steven Gerrard, who is the engine room, it can affect the whole team.

"When we were winning league titles and European Cups at Real, I always said Claude Makelele was our most important player.

"There is no way myself, (Luis) Figo or Raul would have been able to do what we did without Claude and the same goes for Liverpool and Gerrard.''

Zidane added: "He has great passing ability, can tackle and scores goals, but most importantly he gives the players around him confidence and belief.

"You can't learn that - players like him are just born with that presence.''

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Football / Anyone here in the charlotte area?
« on: February 05, 2007, 12:08:38 PM »
Just wondering if any Trinbagonians down dey. Lemme know...Or if yuh close to de area dat could wuk too.

Lata and enjoy de day.
Richard G.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/21/us...ner=hom epage

Or

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/21/us/21fugees.html?pagewanted=1&ei=5094&en=6fc2195c79a2be61&hp&ex=1169442000&partner=homepage



Ignorance tends to make people who don't know and don't understand less educated.

To get the jist of this story you must read the entire story. It's funny though...The game is implied to be Un- American, foreign or worse yet...minorities only.

You must read this story. Just don't begin to hate. Just feel sorry for those who don't understand and pride that these kids have a mental toughness their mayor will never have.

Lata, blessing and enjoy the day.
Richard G.

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http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/6236762


Blatter to do away with summer break?

Associated Press
Posted: 2 hours ago     
 
 
 
 FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Domestic leagues in European soccer should play through the summer months, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in an interview published Monday.

The season should begin in late February and finish at the end of November, Blatter told Germany's Kicker magazine.
The change would give clubs a longer winter break that could be used for national team games, Blatter said.

"I've just proposed to the clubs: play through the summer, make the season like the calendar year," the head of soccer's world governing body said. "This would leave enough time for players to recover and there could be blocks of three weeks of qualifying games in winter.

"This idea is supported by big European clubs," Blatter said.

Blatter also said there should be more European groups with fewer teams for World Cup qualifying, leading to fewer games for national teams as urged by leading clubs.

On another issue, Blatter insisted his plan to restrict the number of foreign players on European club teams will eventually go into effect.

The so-called "6+5" formula will be introduced step by step, he said.

"The '6+5' is coming, for sure," Blatter said.

Under the proposal, each club would be allowed to field six home players, plus five foreigners.

FIFA has reached an agreement on the formula with FIFPro, the worldwide union of professional players, Blatter said.

Blatter said the formula would be applied only in Europe, citing an excess of foreign players.

"First, it will bring a higher identification between clubs and fans," he said. "Second, it would raise the opportunities for talents. And third, the clubs' finances would benefit if they take players from their own schools."

Such a rule would likely run afoul of the European Union's regulations on a free labor market.

Blatter appealed to the EU to stay out of soccer, but urged the governments' help in creating more transparency in the financial structures in international soccer and its transfer market.

Blatter also rejected calls for a salary cap.

 

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Football / Something to think about.....
« on: November 27, 2006, 07:46:05 AM »
The business of sport is fast becoming the business of have and have nots....


http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=393907&cc=5901



Bayern consider pulling out of 'selfish' G-14

BERLIN, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich are considering pulling out of the G-14, doubting whether the lobbying group of top European clubs is achieving anything for its members or for the game as a whole.

 
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Bayern chairman, was sharply critical of the Group, saying clubs from Spain, Italy and England were looking out only for themselves in a sport he said was ruled by 'selfishness'.


Speaking in an interview with Kicker published on Monday, he also said the growing disparity in income meant German clubs would soon be unable to compete with clubs in richer leagues.

'We will consider whether it makes any sense to stay on in the G-14,' Rummenigge said. 'We don't feel like paying an annual subscription for just sitting around and talking about things when nothing comes out of it.

'I doubt whether the G-14 is meaningful any longer. I find that too little is happening. There is no communication with FIFA or UEFA.'

Bayern were among the founder members of the G-14, which met for the first time at a Madrid casino in 2000 with a view to promoting the interests of Europe's top clubs, particularly over issues such as TV money from the Champions League and compensation for players injured on international duty.

Other notable members of the original 14 were Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Manchester United and Liverpool. Four clubs were added in 2002, taking the membership number to 18.

'The clubs in the G-14 only have themselves in mind,' Rummenigge said in response to a question about Real Madrid and their president Ramon Calderon.

'I'll say it in no uncertain terms: Calderon and his colleagues are single combatants, as are the Italians and the English. In football it is pure selfishness that rules. There is little common ground among the clubs.'

German teams were successful in Europe in the 1990s and early 2000s but Rummenigge said Bundesliga clubs would no longer be a match for Spanish clubs raking in TV rights money or English clubs with wealthy foreign investors.

'I dare say that in the next 10 years you won't see a German club in the final of a European competition,' he said.

'What Werder Bremen have achieved against Barcelona and Chelsea in the Champions League is a miracle. If they make it past Barcelona it will be the eighth wonder of the world.

'Bremen received 23 million euros from TV, while Barcelona got 143 million euros. I hope the European Union puts a stop to these excesses of (Chelsea owner Roman) Abramovich and foreign television.'

Rummenigge said he hoped for a salary cap and a central system of marketing to combat the growing financial inequality.

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Football / Foul by Andrew Jennings
« on: October 10, 2006, 05:16:10 AM »
I've looked on Ebay and Amazon and I can't find the book. Anyone know where to get a copy?

Enjojy the day
Richard G.

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Football / Time to believe...We can and will pull through...Germany 2006
« on: November 14, 2005, 08:47:04 PM »
The unfortunate thing about the game fron start to finish was that we simply were too nervous to make the dreadful mistake...the one that would have put us back 16 years. That mistake was coming to come and when it did, we as fans weren't sure what to think. You could see there was a fear in the eyes of our players. A deep concern thatan individual mistake could make someone out to be the 'goat' of T&T Football forever (A la Maurice).

The refreshing thing was that we hit them back right after they scored. Now as man I was relieved when Birchall hit dat bullet. What I think that goal gave us is a cumulative knowledge...we can score and outscore this team. Can we be brave enough to believe we can make our mistakes and have someone recover quickly enough to save we backside when needed?

The Idea of playing as a team only rung out in portions during the match. This needs to be better. There is no way Bahrain is a better team than we are. Mexico woulda hit dis team about 4. But the idea of giving all of everything has to spark our inner belief and inner drive to succeed.

Ladies and Gentlemen...Hear me out.

We will play much better as a team against Bahrain. We will work together no matter the circumstance. We will put out best individual effort for the betterment of the team. We will remember how much 1989 hurt and never want to relieve that ever again. We will play for our names on our backs, our family, friends, foes, village, town, city country and countrymen and women all over the world. We will know our players have given their all.

And finally.....We will believe deep in our hearts that our Trinidad and Tobago Football Team will be in Germany in 2006.

Wednesday is going to be our day. Say a prayer.

My last words until after the game.

T&T luv always.
Lata, blessings and enjoy de evening.
Richard G.

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