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Football / Re: Black Lives Matter Football Thread.
« on: December 11, 2020, 07:03:51 AM »
Big up, Demba Ba! :applause:

I can't begin to describe my reaction to that episode.
I'm sure this will be an unpopular opinion, and I really don't want to get too involved in something that is deeply complicated and nuanced, but you'd have to be delusional to believe it wouldn't work the other way around (speaking both from personal experience and from the below)

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pretty-fly-for-a-white-guy-629359

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Football / Re: Keith Look Loy resigns from all T&T football
« on: October 17, 2020, 08:34:31 AM »
I may have said it before, but I worked directly with Keith to put all of the 2018 Super League data on their website (line ups, rosters, scorers, etc.).  He was a fantastic collaborator and went the extra mile to obtain the correct information when required -- something that I have often found lacking in my work in Caribbean football.  To compare with the Pro League, I have reached out to the relevant parties on several occasions to do the same with their stats over the years, and they do not even reply.  I understand Keith can be a polarizing figure at times, but I found that he simply demands professionalism, and that if you give him that, he will reciprocate.

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Football / Re: TTFA launches official website.
« on: August 30, 2020, 11:37:23 AM »
I have to laugh at this, we provide websites for a few leagues/FAs around the region at no charge whatsoever -- only in exchange for them providing match data (which is in turn displayed on their site).  I've no doubt that the TTFA website was more dynamic than the free ones we provide, but for that amount of money they really should have a world class website, apps, etc.

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Football / Classic Match Thread
« on: June 05, 2020, 01:29:15 PM »
I tried to find an old thread for something like this, but couldn't.  This group out of Antigua have been broadcasting classic matches from their island, and will broadcast a match from the 2000 CFU Club Championship qualifying stages, Empire (Antigua) v. W Connection, on Monday.

https://www.facebook.com/Sportsy268/posts/131136878588321

I have enjoyed their content so far, definitely an interesting trip down memory lane.  If anyone has any classic T&T or Pro League matches, please share them here.

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Not really sure where this fits best, but would recommend listening to this podcast -- there is a focus on St Vincent but it details football across the region and touches on the Caribbean League that existed in the 90s.
https://anchor.fm/oronde-ash9?fbclid=IwAR1kAB2Q_rhCZNWc4uMhNijr00d1G8930QUfnVQGuDpaCkhrS3lgoMT9s1A

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Updating de list.

David Nakhid - 1990/91 European Cup, 1991/92 European Cup
Russell Latapy - 1994/95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 1995/96 Champions League, 1996/97 UEFA Cup, 1997/98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 2001/02 UEFA Cup, 2002/03 UEFA Cup
Shaka Hislop - 1997/98 Champions League, 1997/98 UEFA Cup, 1999/2000 UEFA Cup
Jerren Nixon - 1994/95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 1998/99 UEFA Cup, 2000/01 UEFA Cup, 2001/02 UEFA Cup
Dwight Yorke - 1996/97 UEFA Cup, 1997/98 UEFA Cup, 1998/99 Champions League, 1999/2000 Champions League, 2000/01 Champions League, 2001/02 Champions League, 2002/03 UEFA Cup, 2003/04 UEFA Cup
Marvin Andrews - 2002/03 UEFA Cup, 2004/05 UEFA Cup, 2005/06 Champions League
Khaleem Hyland - 2011/12 Champions League, 2012/13 Europa League, 2013/14 Europa League
Kenwyne Jones - 2011/12 Europa League
Lester Peltier - 2014/15 Europa League
Levi Garcia - 2016/17 Europa League
Avery John played in the Champions League qualifying stages with Bohemians in 2001
Daniel Carr played Europa League qualifying with Shamrock Rovers in the past two seasons
Jlloyd Samuel played UEFA Cup with Bolton in 2008

That's off the top of my head, pretty sure there would be more

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As someone once said, "He who allows oppression shares the crime."

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when Antigua were trying to play a qualifier in Martinique, they claimed the best way to do it was to fly through Miami (which brings up a visa issue), rather than even fly to Dominica and get the boat or something.

Breds, is this scenario wonderful or not ?  In or order to go south, you must go north-west and then go south.
It may well have been a useful metaphor for football in the Caribbean if they weren't so pig-headed, but sadly pretty much everyone I've ever dealt with at Antigua's FA is entirely useless.

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Just look at the difference between the names listed above and compare that to the list the previous time this idea was floated.
https://www.concacaf.com/article/concacaf-appoints-members-of-caribbean-professional-league-task-force

The only person on that 2020 list that I believe has any credibility in running a football league is the guy from Dominican Republic, they have done some decent stuff with the league in recent years, but that is due in large part to a cash influx, not much else. The Jamaican guy isn't even involved with football there as far as I know, just the Olympic committee.  If you want a good example of why this will fail though, just look at Concacaf's Caribbean Shield competition (Champions League for non-professional clubs)...their promotion was pisspoor (empty stadiums), games were not broadcast PPV or free (and I know one broadcaster who offered), and Concacaf's reporting on their website included wrong scores, players reported scoring for wrong team, etc.

I spoke to someone who was involved in that 2014 process about a year ago and he claimed they were ready to go with plans at the time, it was just Concacaf and CFU's poor organization at the time that stopped it. 

The most important difference between the cricket league and a prospective football league is that cricket is only played in English speaking islands, and travel between those is somewhat straightforward.  I remember when Antigua were trying to play a qualifier in Martinique, they claimed the best way to do it was to fly through Miami (which brings up a visa issue), rather than even fly to Dominica and get the boat or something. They'd probably have to do a Leeward zone, Windward zone, and maybe a different zone for the likes of Hispaniola, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

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Good points gop

  William Wallace will win this if he doesn’t give up. Even if the decision is in favor of FIFA, Wallace’s difficult decision to take on that corrupt regime has already brought a spotlight on the shady dealings of Infantino and his bedmates.
  The folly of Barbados and other CFU FA’s to fall on their swords is that they don’t consider today is T&T, tomorrow is Barbados. They too easily accept crumbs, and slavery than to hold their heads up high and live with their dignity.
  They fail to understand that they will always be thought of and treated as an afterthought. They are also empowering FIFA and signaling to them that we weren’t even stand up with our brothers and fight for ALL our footballing lives.

  When will we as a people know our worth. As a block in the CFU we are a voting force. We need to unite and leverage our power to help the region. But you have to know your value. . .and I am not only talking votes, more importantly their inherent worth as persons made in God’s very image.

I disagree with these points.  FA heads throughout the region have been happy to maintain the status quo for years because they get a good salary and trips to FIFA and Concacaf congresses around the world.  Any progress or change is considered a threat to that position.  FIFA keeps supplying the money, and in return Infantino, Blatter, Montagliani, etc. continue to get votes from the region.  The moment the new TTFA started showing some initiative, pushing for progress (or even just basic accountability and transparency), FIFA dealt with them.  The failure of the other FAs in the region to stand up and be counted has nothing to do with ignorance or failure to understand that they might be next -- it simply comes down to looking after their own interests.

From everything I have read, it is not just FAs across the region either, there are plenty of Trinbagonians who are all-too-happy to bend over and accept FIFA's decision, whether it is right or wrong.

I'm not going defend Jack, but he did do some positive things for the region in that the Caribbean had an immense power by his adding so many new FIFA members. Sadly they have pissed it away since the CFU was essentially dissolved.

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Infantino's revenge
By Philippe Auclair (josimarfootball.com)

This guy is a pretty famous journalist, nice to see the story finally gaining traction around the world.

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Nice article  :beermug: informative

I would add that our corrupt govts have added to our plight and have not contributed to sport and football to help us get rid of these parasites bc they themselves are also parasites
Thanks.  I actually cleaned up the article a lot so as to seem professional and not completely just call out the FA Presidents across the region for being corrupt and only wanting to promote in their own self-interests.  I also wouldn't have used "teeth" in the title, but as I believed it was going to be published, I cleaned that up too

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I wrote a sort of article/opinion piece a week ago and submitted it to a journalist with a well-known media outlet in T&T.  I did so under my real name as related to my Caribbean football site with a preface explaining my relation to the game in the region -- it appears it was not published, so I thought I'd share it here

Time for the CFU to Grow Some Teeth and Support Ousted TTFA

The date was 13 November 2016, 8:46 PM in Chicago, 10:46 PM in Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti had just beaten St. Kitts and Nevis 2-0 in CFU Caribbean Cup qualification.  The match had finished 0-0 in at the end of normal time, but due to tournament rules stating that there would be no matches could end in a draw, Haiti scored twice in extra time, aided by a red card to their opponents for a moment of absolute madness.  This result left Haiti second in Group 2 of Round 3 of the qualifying competition, with the three best runners up from the four, three-team groups in this round qualifying for a “5th Place Playoff.”  The result left Haiti level with Antigua and Barbuda in their respective groups, each in second place with three points, a goal difference of minus one, Haiti appearing to be occupying the final playoff spot with four goals scored to Antigua’s two. 

Very quickly, however, a question arose about which side should go through – Haiti claiming they should go through by virtue of goals scored, Antigua and Barbuda saying that Haiti’s three points, coming after what normally would have been a 0-0 draw, should have seen the Benna Boys go through.  Messages from people within each country’s Football Association showed that neither was clear about the competition rules or which country should go through.  Messages to organizers at the Caribbean Football Union quickly revealed that no one within the organization was certain of which side should go through.  After days of well-publicized confusion, CFU referred the matter to CONCACAF, who ultimately decided that Haiti would go through.  The most damning aspect of the whole affair was that the CFU had clearly not learned their lesson from the globally-infamous, farcical match between Grenada and Barbados at the same tournament in 1994 -- video of which has been viewed over two million times on YouTube – the CFU being fortunate that the exact situation did not reoccur in 2016 had a team needed to extend play beyond 90 minutes for any reason. 

CONCACAF’s reaction to the absurdity was swift -- though there is evidence their subsequent actions were already planned.  In March 2017, they opened an office in Jamaica and quickly took control of all of the region’s competitions.  Gone were the CFU Caribbean Cup and CFU Club Championship, to be replaced by the CONCACAF-backed Nations League, Caribbean Club Championship, and Caribbean Shield.  After this power move, the Caribbean Football Union, for all intents and purposes, faded to oblivion.

The merits of CONCACAF’s complete takeover of football in the region are debatable.  Without question, the CFU following the 2011 corruption scandal, was at a low ebb.  After a landmark partnership with Digicel for the 2006-2010 Caribbean Championships/Caribbean Cups which saw massive local promotion of the tournament, as well as highlights packages and live matches broadcast around the world, subsequent tournaments were poorly covered both locally and internationally and, as demonstrated, poorly organized.  With the region’s hegemon, Jack Warner, removed from power, along with his acolytes throughout FAs in the region, a relative power vacuum saw the region begin to drift listlessly. Without doubt, many would point out that CONCACAF’s Nations League has been a positive move for football in the Caribbean, with 100% participation from all member FAs a big improvement on past tournaments, when many national teams often went years without playing so much as an international friendly. 

While the Nations League has been an improvement, at least on the pitch, fundamental problems persist throughout the Caribbean.  On a personal level, I have been very vocal in my criticisms of top-level football governance, with a few notable exceptions who I would not want to tar with this broad brush, of FAs across the Caribbean.  (I must categorically state that this is not a criticism of the people working, often in volunteer roles, in the everyday operations of FAs and football in the region).  To lay bare here the laundry list of fundamental ways that the game across the region must be handled more professionally in order to progress would be unproductive and would likely require another lengthy article.  Progress on basic aspects of the game is well within reach for many FAs – indeed, it has already been seen in some corners -- and in many cases would not be very difficult to attain, but to do so would require upsetting the status quo, which many are not willing to do.  It is my belief that, if the region, or even an individual FA, is to make any positive strides forward, it must do so under its own impetus. 
As such, until Tuesday, my biggest criticisms of the past two Concacaf regimes in relation to Caribbean football, would have been their general apathy toward promoting the game in region.  This was perhaps best-evidenced at the Caribbean Shield competition, a second-tier international club tournament featuring the non-professional domestic clubs in the region.  For the last two editions of the Shield, Concacaf has featured little-to-zero coverage on their website in terms of match reports or match data, and what little there has been has been rife with errors, such as incorrect results or players being given as playing for the wrong team.  Media coverage such as live streaming of matches or even live updates from matches has been non-existent from Concacaf, despite the fact that at least one broadcaster confirmed that they had offered to stream these matches.  For these players, the amateur and semi-professionals who are in the most dire need of exposure, the Shield has been a major failure on Concacaf’s part.  Even on the most-laudable aspects of Concacaf’s changes, there was cause for eye-rolling, such as when the ignorant commentators on the Nations League broadcasts would, amongst other basic errors, mispronounce the names of the teams playing (e.g. “an-geel-lah”, “ant-teeg-gwah and bar-boo-dah”, “gwah-duh-loo-pay”, “duh-min-ick-cah”, etc.).  These sorts of issues -- which now pervade Concacaf’s coverage of the game in the region, yet had been rendered largely non-existent in Caribbean football until the aforementioned 2011 corruption scandal occurred -- could perhaps have been written off as pedantic or punctilious given other far larger positive strides, such as the aforementioned Nations League.

This all changed on Tuesday with FIFA’s announcement that, in conjunction with Concacaf, the new, William Wallace-led TTFA executive had been ousted in favor of a FIFA-selected normalisation committee.  In general, I am not against FIFA’s intervention in the region.  In fact, I welcomed their decision to intervene against the deeply corrupt, Osiris Guzman-run FA in the Dominican Republic in 2018 with open arms.  However, the blatant imperialistic overtones and clearly unethical aspects of this decision against the TTFA were laid bare in the media almost immediately and do not bear repeating here.  The most galling aspect of this decision was that the William Wallace-led TTFA, after only three months, had been a bright spot in Caribbean football, namely with their push for the transparency and accountability that have been so badly lacking in both Trinidad and Tobago as well as most other FAs across the region.  Another clear difference between this case and the aforementioned Dominican Republic case, was the massive difference in local public opinion about the respective FAs.  As someone who had already become disillusioned with the poor governance of the game in the region, for this decision to be taken against a new FA that was taking positive, almost unheard of, steps towards progress was unconscionable.

It is with the above in mind that I would call on the 30 remaining member FAs of the Caribbean Football Union to unite behind the ousted TTFA administration as they take their case against FIFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.  Without question, I would understand that there might be hesitancy from individual FAs to “upset the apple cart” in view of their own interests in relation to Concacaf and FIFA.  To be one of the possibly-few to stick their head above the parapet would be a risk that I have no doubt many, all being well, would rather not make.  With that in mind, a strong, reunited CFU would leave the organization with 31 Concacaf members – a large majority in the region – and 25 FIFA members, which would be a force to be reckoned with as far as the global governing body is concerned.  If the CFU were successful with such an action, it could then begin to chart their own course forward without fear of bullying from their “big brothers” at Concacaf and FIFA – and would also help protect themselves from similar action in the future.  For the sake of football in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the Caribbean as a whole, I hope the CFU will do so.



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Guyana is a bloody basket case, it's almost a poster for what we don't want. Their league is a shambles, sometimes propped up by local big men playing/actually being a politician.
I think you're thinking of Ronnie Brunswijk in Suriname, all of the match data from Guyana is online from the past couple of seasons (sadly putting Pro League to shame) and I am unaware of any cases of this there...but regardless it is very much a shambles off the pitch.

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“If you look at Guyana now, you see a federation that’s flourishing. You still see some pockets of issues obviously but the whole organisation turned around and I think for T&T a similar occurrence will or could happen.”

Let me just say that this is complete bullshit, the GFF is an absolute trainwreck.  A few years ago they presented this 5 year plan, despite being broke.  So far, none of it has come to fruition.
https://www.stabroeknews.com/2017/05/27/sports/gff-present-five-year-strategic-plan-todays-congress/
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=285618398916605&external_log_id=541f14c00ae3fe767d0eb53d5f250956

The GFF completely bankrupted itself to get to the Gold Cup by using almost all foreign-born players, and still needed a clerical error by Barbados to do so.  They were so bankrupt that they had to cut their domestic league season in half (90 matches reduced to 45), and at the end were playing these domestic league matches on their own GFF pitch in the middle of the day during the week, because they apparently didn't have the money to use the community pitches around the country that they usually use.  On top of that, they do not regularly hold the domestic league and, even pre-corona virus, it had been over a year since the previous league season had started.

To top it off, as I pointed out at the time, Guyana finished their Gold Cup with less Guyana-born players on the pitch than their opponent that day -- as T&T had Aubrey David on the pitch at the time.  They may well have made their money back in Gold Cup revenue, but so far it hasn't shown domestically.  But I guess in this clown's estimation, that is flourishing.

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That Pro League statement is the footballing equivalent of this article
https://www.thecut.com/2015/07/what-open-marriage-taught-one-man-about-feminism.html

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Wallace said he is also awaiting a response from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) in light of what had transpired.

"Incidentally, I got a call from the president of the Union - Randy Harris, and he asked about the account being frozen and I mentioned how it was a court matter and we are working on it. He told me that 'T&T is very important to the Caribbean in football so we cannot allow FIFA to send a Normalisation Committee." and that 'Whatever support we can help with at the CFU, we will'. But of course, they do not have much funds but he also stated that when our conversation was finished he was going to call CONCACAF," said Wallace.
Am very pleased to read this whole article, and especially this part...hopefully they will prove me wrong about CFU

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I agree with most of what has been written here, aside from one thing -- up until FIFA's actions yesterday, as poorly as the past two Concacaf regimes have treated the Caribbean, it has mainly been a relationship of where they just sort of do the bare minimum in the region (just try to find accurate match data for the last few Caribbean tournaments, club or international, on Concacaf's site), but not actually subverting the game in the Caribbean.  The only people responsible for the Caribbean lagging behind are the people who run the game at the local level across the region (e.g. people at the FAs).  I have dealt with all 31 FAs across the Caribbean to various extents in the past 12 years.  There is a small minority of administrators who are actually striving for progress, but the fact of the matter is, in many of these countries, the administration is only concerned about maintaining their status and any sign of progress is considered a threat.  As FA President or General Secretary, you get a good salary as well as free trips (and accommodation) to Europe and other places around the world for FIFA and Concacaf meetings.  This is why you have top tier leagues in the Caribbean that don't have a coherent/accurate league table, why overseas professionals arrive on island for the first time for national duty with no one there to meet them, why coaches and other staff in the region constantly go over a year without pay, etc, etc, etc (I can go on for hours).

As I wrote in the other thread, in 2017, shortly after an incredibly-poorly organized Caribbean Cup, where the points system and competition format really didn't make sense, the CFU allowed itself to be consigned to oblivion by Concacaf, thus ending any sort of block power they might have had.

To me, this is what makes the decision yesterday so galling -- that one FA had started, to quote Any Given Sunday, "claw its way out out of hell" and make a positive change, only for FIFA to subvert them.

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This is a clear, shameless attempt by FIFA and Concacaf to contravene the new, democratically-elected FA executive in the interest of having an executive that is more friendly to them in power.  I believe the only recourse the ousted executive would now have would be to take the case to an independent body such as the Court of Arbitration for Sport, as mentioned in the above article.  Maybe, locally, an organization such as the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs would be able to do something about it were they to declare the new FIFA-placed committee null and void as was similarly done when TTFF ceded to TTFA in 2012...though that would open up a new rabbit hole.  Sadly, regardless of the fact that what FIFA have done is clearly unethical -- to me there are clear and obvious conflicts of interest at play -- I am not sure they have broken any rules given the state of the TTFA (even though that is all down to previous administrations and the new TTFA were making positive strides, at least in my opinion).  That would also likely be a long, expensive legal battle that I'm not sure the ousted executive could manage against the financial might of FIFA.  It sounds like a poor option to me, but the only possible recourse may well be just to allow the normalisation committee to finish its work, and hopefully ensure that when the next elections are held, that the right people win the vote.

On a personal note, outside of the FAs and good people who I work with directly, I have largely stepped away from my work with Caribbean football, mainly due to the piss-poor state of football governance (with a few exceptions) across the region.  For years I have argued for better accountability and transparency throughout the FAs in the region, but things have actually deteriorated since I really started working on football data in the region in 2008.  I can assure you, even under DJW, the TTFA wasn't even in the "Top 10" of the worst-run FAs in the region.  While I have constantly criticized the current Concacaf regime for their treatment of the Caribbean, the only people truly responsible for the shameful state of football governance across the region are the administrators at those FAs.  The now-ousted TTFA executive had given me hope of things beginning to change, at least in one corner of the Caribbean.  In the past, a stronger CFU may have been able to keep FIFA, and especially Concacaf, in check on matters such as this, but since Concacaf opened their Jamaica office in 2017 and the CFU basically allowed itself to be basically consigned to oblivion, there is little chance of that now. 

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Football / Re: Nigel Myers Thread
« on: January 08, 2020, 09:46:27 PM »
Very pleased to see this, and well deserved for a real font of knowledge of T&T football.  I have to do something I haven't done in a very long time as well, say well done to TTFA (or TTFF) for their foresight.  Congratulations Tallman.

O f**k !!!!!

Tallman congrats, f**k then hard...



When are we getting an interview Sam?

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Football / Re: 2019/20 T&T Pro League Thread
« on: December 22, 2019, 09:00:40 AM »
Does the TTPFL still have a website. googled but couldn't find it.

They still have the domain, but the website is non-functional. They typically provide updates on their Facebook Page, but it's not consistent.


???


 :beermug: :beermug:

Anybody knows where I can find a schedule for PFL games for Dec. It sure as hell not on their FB page.


Seriously!!

We have a national league and no one know when the games are.
There was a double header at the HCS on Friday which I would have gone to.

I hate to say it but our football program is just a regressive joke.

Breds, I think you should find employment in the TT pro league updating they website. Oh shims, I forget. They eh have money to pay You, and You eh tying up yourself to wuk for free.
I reached out to the relevant people in the Pro League multiple times a while back and offered to provide them a website (any charges would've likely been minimal) as we have done for Jamaica Premier League and also collaborated with the Super League in 2018.  I never got any reply.

I do not have any insider information, but as I saw at the last board meeting they have a commission in place to implement the T-League, it is possible the Pro League doesn't want to invest much time in to something like a website right now.  I will say though that that is hardly an excuse as the Pro League has lagged behind for years in terms of coverage.

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Football / Re: CONCACAF NextPlay
« on: December 14, 2019, 09:00:17 AM »

Despite their first and only loss in the first weekend of the tournament, McIntosh said, the team went on to tally 35 goals, boasting only three goals against them. Bolstering the team’s effort was solid defence work by Kertiesha Joseph from Maloney Government Primary School. The tournament required teams to have both male and female players, so the Arima Boys’ team needed a female player to compete.

Just when I thought I couldn't have more contempt for Concacaf.  You all can feel free to tell me if I'm out of line here, but given all of the problems that pervade Caribbean football at every level, Concacaf pushing their nonsensical faux-progressive agenda in the region is laughable.  Imagine being good enough to play in a team but being left out because your spot has been given away due to tokenism.  By all means, they should develop women's football in the region, but not at the expense of the boys...especially when the Caribbean if sending fewer players to top tier leagues around the world than any time I can remember in the last 20 years.

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Football / Re: T&T v Republic of Ireland
« on: December 03, 2019, 11:55:27 AM »
I see VB has been looking in to some historical matches and that reminded me of this match.  Unfortunately, I can't say I've done too much research in the past 7 years, but maybe I can give a little more info.

Regarding the match against ASL (apparently played at Queen's Park Oval 24 hours before the Irish team left for home), the Irish news reported 3-1 with Kevin O'Callaghan, Gerry Ryan, and Sean O'Driscoll scoring for Ireland.  When I contacted Stuart Charles Fevrier and he initially gave me the goalscorers back in 2012 (I believe he checked with Leroy Spann to get the info), he had told me Ireland won this one 4-0.

I did also access the article E-man mentions in the above post a while back (I have it saved if anyone is interested).  It did not provide much information at all, other than Liam Brady scored first, T&T equalised just before half time, and got the winner 15 minutes from the end.


Earlier this year, RTE ran a radio documentary on Ireland's tour to South America/T&T in 1982 and it is available here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVMX9IR9aWQ
The only thing of real substance I remember learning was that Johnny Walsh, who got his first and only cap against T&T, was given two caps by the FAI, for his matches against Trinidad and Tobago

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Football / Re: Trinidad vs China, 1978
« on: December 01, 2019, 08:01:08 AM »
I was told by someone that China visited TT in 1978.

I cannot find a record of it. I believe there was a seperate game vs the Caribbean All Stars.

Anyone remember the TT game and what the score was.
VB
I can't help much other than to tell you China beat Suriname 3-1 in Suriname on 26 November 1978, so it surely would've been around then that they were in T&T. 

Here is the good site for guys who research historical results, I'm not registered on there but they may have access to old newspaper articles or something that could mention it.
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/roonbafr/

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Football / Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« on: November 23, 2019, 10:23:19 PM »
Time to put an end to all of this nonsense, this clip works on multiple levels

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/lEOOZDbMrgE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/lEOOZDbMrgE</a>

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HT SVG 1-0 up, Justin Garcia sent off late in half

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1 forward again...... :banginghead:
Deluded DL says he sees us playing possession football hence the reason for 1 forward.

is isaiah lee active ? with any team
Thank he just signed for Santa Rosa


3' SVG lead 1-0 through Jabloteh player Chavel Cunningham

Reported XI: A Foncette, R Moore, Justin Garcia, Judah Garcia, D Cyrus, I Lee, J Neptune, C Gonzalez, J Felix, A Humphrey, I Garcia

Am at work so can't give too many updates

By the way, SVGFF is probably the worst FA in Caribbean and that is saying something.

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Ran across this player's Twitter today
https://twitter.com/Carr17Dan

I've watched a fair bit of him both in the League of Ireland and in the Europa League recently.  He's not going to solve T&T's goalscoring woes on his own, definitely not an out-and-out goalscorer.  However, he seems well suited to the system T&T have been playing recently, playing alone up top and bringing his teammates in to play.  Seeing as T&T haven't had a target man or focal point to their attack I guess since Kenwyne retired, he'd probably be worth a look.  10 goals and 5 assists in the league last season, he's tracking just a little bit behind that this year.

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Football / Re: 2018 T&T Super League Thread
« on: June 30, 2018, 03:26:40 PM »
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The Trinidad and Tobago Super League is pleased to announce its collaboration with Data Sports Group (DSG) to provide statistical data on the League, its clubs and players on a global platform.

Based in Berlin, Germany, Data Sports Group is a one stop provider for sports data feeds with a comprehensive blend of live & historical data. Its coverage team follows thousands of events each year across over a dozen sports, with equal attention to the world’s biggest and smallest leagues. DSG provides all of the same coverage of the world’s most popular sports leagues that fans are accustomed to, but also strives to excel where other data companies tend to falter.

By employing experts with local knowledge, the company has made a commitment to providing comprehensive coverage of leagues that have historically not received the attention from companies more focused on financial gains. To make this coverage possible, DSG now has employees in cities and countries spread across four continents with collaborators in just about every corner of the globe.

DSG is already including TTSL scores on their website (Global Sports Archive) alongside coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and major global leagues, such as the EPL, La Liga, etc. DSG’s coverage of TTSL may be seen by copying and pasting the following link into your browser):

http://www.globalsportsarchive.com/competition/soccer/super-league-2018/regular-season/22496/

Thereafter, click on any match to access the relevant match data. You can also access club data and/or data on any individual player by clicking on a club’s icon.

This new development provides TTSL with global visibility and is a major step forward in the global marketing of the Super League.

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Football / Re: RIP Weary (Joann Charles)
« on: March 08, 2017, 06:39:27 PM »
I don't come around as much as I used to, but saw this and am saddened to hear it.  RIP weary/Joann

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