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Football / Re: T&T's HEX predictions.
« on: September 11, 2016, 10:12:46 AM »
Since the Hex started in 1998 it took 11-16 pts to get 4th spot and took 14-17 pts to get 3rd spot depending on how competitive the Hex is this time there is 2 weak teams in TT and Panama that means there is going to be more pts for the rest of teams.
What TT has to do is 1st hire a coach that can coach at the international level that will make TT competitive with the big 4 and those pts would be reachable with S Heart in charge we just competing for the wooden spoon.

What makes you say Panama is a weak team?  Going into the hex I would rate them above Honduras.

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Football / Re: T&T's HEX predictions.
« on: September 11, 2016, 10:10:37 AM »
Three telling stats...
We have never beaten Costa Rica
We have never lost to Mexico in Trinidad
We have never lost in Honduras.

At least if my memory serves.
We must play to win at home for sure. However, we have gone to Panama and Honduras in the worst of times and gotten a point or three in the past. It is very doable to get top 4 here and possible to get top three. Never have our chances been so great as this since before 06. I think 06 was lucky as we were fourth with more losses than wins.
We can actually look for 10-12 points before our last 3 games if we get something from the opener against Costa Rica, against whom we have the worst record.

We have lost once in Honduras.
Three telling stats...
We have never beaten Costa Rica
We have never lost to Mexico in Trinidad
We have never lost in Honduras.

At least if my memory serves.
We must play to win at home for sure. However, we have gone to Panama and Honduras in the worst of times and gotten a point or three in the past. It is very doable to get top 4 here and possible to get top three. Never have our chances been so great as this since before 06. I think 06 was lucky as we were fourth with more losses than wins.
We can actually look for 10-12 points before our last 3 games if we get something from the opener against Costa Rica, against whom we have the worst record.

We have lost at least once in Honduras.

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Football / Re: T&T Warrior Fan Zone, Episode 3 (T&T 0 v US 0)
« on: November 26, 2015, 10:23:05 PM »
Excellent work Fellas.  Keep up de nice work.  Great job getting de fans involved.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: 2ND Test: SL vs WI, Colombo, Oct. 22, 2015
« on: October 25, 2015, 08:16:56 AM »
Until the WICB is replaced with competent people who have the best interest of West Indies cricket in mind we will never see the best players in the test team.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: 2ND Test: SL vs WI, Colombo, Oct. 22, 2015
« on: October 23, 2015, 05:35:03 PM »
It's embarrassing to watch the West Indies bat.

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Football / Re: 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Thread.
« on: July 23, 2015, 03:04:08 PM »
Panama were robbed last night plain and simple.  That referee should be suspended.  If the elbow from Carlos Vela on the Panamanian player was not a red card then there is no way Tejada should have received a red card.

As for the first penalty call, that was pure crap.  Torres fell on the ball and as soon as he realized his elbow touched the ball he tried to get his hand out of the way.  He was falling with his back to the ball and could not see where the ball was in relation to his hand.

What I saw last night sure as hell looked like someone was determined to make sure Mexico made it to the finals by whatever means necessary.

I long to see the day when both Mexico and USA fail to qualify for the world cup because until then I don't think Concacaf will change the way they operate.


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I must admit I am not a fan of Chanderpaul ...his poke and block style of batting
quickly puts me to sleep.

If he wants to help the youngsters , retire, get a coaching certificate and groom them.
How many has he mentored over the last 5 years ...he is still selfish Paul ..personal goals.

Its impossible as a player to do so...Give them your spot on the team...Playing will help,
not carrying water and gloves ..etc


Even though Chanderpaul's batting style may be boring it is exactly the kind of batting the West Indies need right now in test cricket.  Innings after innings I watch our current batsmen throw away their wicket playing stupid shots.  The one batsman that seems to value his wicket is the youth Braithwaite from Barbados.  His batting style is boring too but with the current state of our batting is the final score that matters not batting for show.

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Socafighter doh kill de senior citizen.  Have some mercy on him.

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Football / Re: Heard coops pass away today.
« on: August 16, 2014, 01:00:42 PM »
RIP Soldier. 

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Removing the country name is the right thing to do.  This is not the T&T national team.

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Football / Re: CONCACAF to Lobby for Four World Cup Spots
« on: July 11, 2014, 04:26:17 PM »
No way Asia should have more spots than Concacaf. 

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Why have this game at 2pm?  I thought the objective is to have as big a crowd as possible?  These administrators never cease to baffle me.

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Socafighter the points you raise above should explain why West Indies cricket has reached the state it is in currently.  Lack of forward thinking.  It is foolish to have a deadline prior to the date of the final of the IPL for the reason you pointed out.  In case West Indies players have to play in the final.  The thought process of these administrators (or should I say the lack of a thought process) is sad. 

And, why is he banned from the entire test series?  Wasn't it supposed to be just the first test?  Good luck winning a test series with Sillyman Benn.

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No wonder the West Indies Test team is crap.  All one has to do is look at the scores from this four day tournament.  The overall batting in the region is atrocious.  West Indian batsmen lack patience. 

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Cricket Anyone / Re: CPL players draft to feature 228 cricketers 2014
« on: April 18, 2014, 06:36:15 PM »
I think the Canada move would have been a smart one to expand the CPL to new markets.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: CPL players draft to feature 228 cricketers 2014
« on: April 05, 2014, 08:40:53 PM »
I am disappointed in the red steel player pool again this year.  Our bowling attack is weak. 

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Football / Re: Melons more than Football.
« on: March 15, 2014, 03:27:22 AM »
So we have a pommecythere tree and a watermelon patch growing in de stadium.  Maybe they should plant ah few orange trees and ah few mango trees too.  Sell de fruits for ah couple years and save up de money and use it to eventually fix de stadium.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: CPL players draft to feature 228 cricketers 2014
« on: March 15, 2014, 03:03:16 AM »
I think it is silly of the CPL organizers to use the names of the islands as part of the franchise name.  Using the names of capital cities would have been the more appropriate thing to do.  Many fans are still looking at the CPL as a competition of national teams, which it is not.  Which is why some people like Weary refuse to support it.

If fans realize that the CPL is now a franchise league like the BPL or La Liga and put nationalism aside they may be able to see the benefits of the new format.  By using the island names as part of the franchise name CPL organizers are making it more difficult for fans to put aside nationalism.

Many T&T fans are upset because over the last few years the T&T red force had enjoyed international success in T20 cricket and built a internationally recognized name brand.  So yes, in the short run T&T might have lost some potential international glory but I believe in the long run the CPL is better for the region as a whole including T&T.

Also, I would eventually like to see the CPL expand to 8 franchises with 2 franchises in North America.  Toronto would be my first choice followed by a franchise in either New York or Miami.  Two North American franchises have the potential to boost the league's revenue by increasing crowd support and generating TV revenue.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: Holding destroys Scammy ..OMG Time to go Scammy
« on: November 16, 2013, 12:44:08 AM »
I really hope this is Sammy's last test match.  He should be replaced with Dwayne Bravo.  I would also recall Ravi Rampaul to the test team and give the captaincy to Dinesh Ramdin.  I don't see any other candidates for the captaincy on this team right now.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: West Indies vs India 1st Test (5/11/13)
« on: November 09, 2013, 10:30:05 AM »
Narine aint prove he good enough for test cricket.

He should be given a few more matches to prove himself at test level.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: West Indies vs India 1st Test (5/11/13)
« on: November 08, 2013, 07:31:50 AM »
The West Indies selectors and a lot of the current players are a joke.  People talk about Sammy being a good captain but how is throwing away your wicket playing stupid shots good captaincy?  Sammy is a waste of a pick on the test team.  His game is better suited for 20/20 and one day cricket.  I think Dwayne Bravo would be a better choice for tests over Sammy. 

A lot of our test batsmen bat with a 20/20 mentality.  They are very impatient and give away their wickets needlessly.  Powell and Sammy in the first inning and Gayle in the second inning are prime example.  Somebody need to get these batsmen to change their mentality in tests or we will continue to get the same results. 

Anybody know why Chanderpaul isn't moved up the order?  I would even ask him to open the batting.  He is being wasted in the middle because no one will stick around long enough with him.

I hope this is the last test series we see Sammy on the test team.

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Saudi Arabia Game (9-Sept-2013).
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:52:24 AM »
Lovely long range goal by KJ.

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Saudi Arabia Game (9-Sept-2013).
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:51:27 AM »
The build up to the goal was brilliant.  Long time I eh see ah build up like that.

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Bravo should step down as captain. 

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Flex and Tallman congrats on reaching another milestone.  Thanks for all the work you guys do to keep this site running.  It is appreciated.  I have been here since the start of the site and also the Marc Purcell site before this one.  Without this site many of us would be in a T&T football wilderness.  Keep up the good work fellas.

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Football / Re: Have we ever won a game in white uniform yet?
« on: July 20, 2013, 09:25:35 AM »
I was going to chime in here with 'Yes' we have won games while wearing the white kit, but I see that everyone pretty much answered also.

Regardless, I really rather our red uniforms.  I always found the red kit to be the 'baddest'.   
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I was going to chime in here with 'Yes' we have won games while wearing the white kit, but I see that everyone pretty much answered also.

Regardless, I really rather our red uniforms.  I always found the red kit to be the 'baddest'.   

Red jersey, black shorts and white socks is de kit I like de most.

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Football / Re: RIP Daft Trini
« on: April 03, 2013, 06:37:10 PM »
R.I.P soldier.  Condolences to the family. 

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Football / Re: 2012 Holiday Food Drive
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:07:12 AM »
When is the deadline for donations?

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Football / Re: Blatter wants alternative to shootouts
« on: May 25, 2012, 11:16:41 PM »
I agree with Kicker that penalties are very fair because each team has the same opportunity.  Sometimes teams like Barca and Arsenal become so focused on style of play that they forget the object of the game is to score goals.  Yes some teams might be better in terms of attractiveness of play but at the end of the game the only "better" that counts is which team was better at putting de ball in de net.

So a team that doesn't take a shot at goal during regulation and extra time but insteadpulls all XI players back hoping for penalties is the "better" team if they "win" the penalty shootout?

We'll agree to disagree here.

Football is entertainment.  PERIOD.  And teams that sacrifice entertainment at the altar of result do the game a disservice in my opinion.

At the VERY LEAST....try to win.  It's why catanaccio was HATED back in the 70's and anti football is no different.  How many people outside of a Greece fan could honestly say they were ENTERTAINED by Greece in Portugal?

If yuh is a minnow playin a giant...at least I could understand why u playin dat way.  But when alleged "BIG" teams adopt the same tactics, it seem cowardly to me.

Even when little T&T played in Germany, they had their critics amongst their own fans.  Why Beenie didn't give Latas more time?  He tied down de players too much and didn't showcase de "trini brand".  How Theobald could play over Latas?  etc etce etc

To each their own.  I like positive football.  If "result" football is all you care about...more power to you.

And that "you" is a collective "you"...not aimed at anyone in particular.

But Palos, de only thing that counts is results.  For us fans football is entertainment yes.  For the teams playing the game the only thing that counts is the score at the end of the game.  For all the attractive football Barca and Beyern Munich play I guarantee yuh that they would gladly have taken a ugly win instead of a pretty loss.

I'm not supporting de "park de bus" brand by any means.  As a fan of Brazil and Arsenal  I like attractive football but when it comes to my teams I'll take ugly winning over pretty losing any day.

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