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Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« on: September 25, 2018, 03:44:39 PM »
For those wishing to attend the Funeral of Raymond "Pumping Jack" Roberts.

It will be at the Los Bajos RC Church at 11am Thursday September 27, 2018.

Football / Re: Corneal appointed TTFF Technical Director.
« on: January 16, 2012, 05:53:33 AM »
Forward NEVER, Backwards EVER    New TTFF motto.

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Barbados Game (06-Sept-11)
« on: September 06, 2011, 08:05:37 PM »
Guyana 2 - Bermuda 1 Final

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Barbados Game (06-Sept-11)
« on: September 06, 2011, 03:34:08 PM »

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Barbados Game (06-Sept-11)
« on: September 06, 2011, 02:38:42 PM »
Is all Trinidad  :wavetowel:

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Barbados Game (06-Sept-11)
« on: September 06, 2011, 02:31:09 PM »
105fm have it better

Football / Re: Best Team on Paper?
« on: September 05, 2011, 06:35:41 PM »
You know maybe some of you guys should try talking to some of the fellas who were on the 73 team, perhaps  then you will have more respect for that team. I mean, not all of the guys were pros, most were based in Trinidad and had day jobs. They used to have to train after work and apply for time off from their jobs for national duty. It was only later they were they excused for national duty without penalty, Coops will confirm this.
Things were so bad then, they could not exchange shirts with the other team because they had to use them again. Besides, any Trini team that could rest 4 goals on Mexico away from home is the best in my book.

I fortunate to know one of the members of that side and up to now, 38 years later you could hear the bitterness when he talk about that Haiti game. If that S..T had happen now, FIFA would have ordered a replay. The men score 5 goals on Haiti and the ref dissallow 4, blatant thief but they held their heads high. The Mexican coach walked over to Kevin Verity after the Mexico game and told him in broken English "you is the best players and the best team". Hell, even Mexicans know when to acknowledge a great team. So until a Trini team rest 5 unanswered against a Mexican side, the 73 boys is still the best. Who doh find so, SUCK SALT. ;D

Anyways even though the 73 team was the best, my personal favourite is the Strike Squad.

Football / Re: Best Team on Paper?
« on: September 03, 2011, 08:46:28 PM »

Nothing but paper tigers.

Can they match the 1973 team.

The 2006 world cup team would get dogged out by that 1973 team. No doubt.
Assness talk dey

1 - There is no way on this GOD's green earth that you could EVER prove that

2 - That same 73 team lost to Honduras in their first it wasn't Haiti dat did lick dem out

3 - The highest level that any player on the 73 team played was NASL.  Over 60% of the 2006 team team played at higher levels than NASL.  Soime significantly so.

4 - The 2 greatest ever players in T&T football played in the 2006 team.

5 - Even man for man, the 2006 team way better.  2006 coach better than 73 coach.  Hislop way better than Barclay.  Sancho and Tallest at least on par with Murren and Figaro.  Carlos Edwards waaaay better than Tony Douglas.  Yorke better than Gally.  Stern John better than Steve David.

Yuh could big up yuh 73 team all yuh want.  Is your perogative.  But do not diss the team that ACTUALLY did the business in the process.

There is one main reason why the 73 team was the best. At that time only ONE team from CONCACAF could qualify. Yes they lost to Honduras but they won all their other games, save for that stolen game against Haiti, they would have won the qualifying tournament. The 2006 team came in 4th.

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Bermuda Game (02-Sept-11).
« on: September 02, 2011, 04:07:44 PM »
1-0? Against Bermuda? At home? Mess...  

I agree, not happy, was expecting more. We might make the next round but I don't see us getting past those teams.  >:(

Football / Re: Trying it the German way
« on: April 18, 2011, 03:57:16 PM »
Cornmeal also forgot about Bernard Zgol, who a had a short stint as coach in early 1992.

Football / Re: TTFF targets Queiroz for Latapy’s job.
« on: January 15, 2011, 07:47:15 AM »
I for one don't want Latapy being nowhere near the national setup, even at youth level. He needs to get some experience by working his way up the ladder.He will only undermine the new coach if he is an assistant. Let Queiroz bring his own staff as Beenhakker was allowed to.

Football / Re: Haitian robbery" T&T cheated W/Cup spot.
« on: January 15, 2011, 07:35:58 AM »
I still maintain the 73 team is the best national team this country ever produce.

This my rankings: 1. 2006 WC(they made it) 2. 1974 WC(they almost made it) 3. Italy WC(they almost made it) 4. 1967 PanAm(bronze) 5. 1974 CAC(Silver). I never seen the Shell/Digicel play, so I can't rate them.

Not to take away from the 2006 team but the fact is in 1973 only one team could qualify for the WC. Also there is the fact that the team was robbed of a blatant victory against Haiti. They only lost one game (not counting the stolen game against Haiti) so in my book they were the winners of that tournament and should have been in the 74 WC.

Football / Re: Haitian robbery" T&T cheated W/Cup spot.
« on: January 14, 2011, 05:57:47 PM »
I still maintain the 73 team is the best national team this country ever produce.

Football / Re: One of T&T's unsung heroes recognized today.
« on: December 21, 2010, 02:40:32 PM »
"Ah guess dat yuh talking bout Ray Roberts."

Yes Tallman yuh spot on  ;D

Football / Re: LATAS GONE
« on: December 20, 2010, 09:07:20 PM »
Nah boy Jus Cool I go have tuh disagree with yuh dey. Give jack he jacket (somehow i feel offkey sayin that in this site LOL) Latas was the most skillful player I ever see play for this country. I was born the year after them men get tief in 73 so I didn't get to see men like Gally and Archibald etc play but I was there for all them Strike Squad games from the qualifier against honduras in '88 come up so I see Latas play plenty times and D man was brilliant.

Football / Re: One of T&T's unsung heroes recognized today.
« on: December 20, 2010, 08:56:11 PM »
A really nice interview, thanks Flex & Coops. Just a correction however, when Gally's Strike Squad played in the first Caribbean Cup Finals they beat Barbados 3-0 but lost to Guadeloupe 2-0, it was a Barbados victory over Guadeloupe that got us into the final against Grenada. I always wanted to know who coached the Shell B team as they were called, now I know. I am married to the daughter of a member of the '73 team , he played in the SFA (they say he was the hardest kicker of the ball in south, used to score goals from the half line) so I will ask the Ole Man if he had the honour of playing against Coops.

Football / Re: LATAS GONE
« on: December 20, 2010, 08:08:55 PM »
Too late, too late shall be the cry! They shoulda fire him since that draw with Belize (what the hell is Belize rank anyway?). Anyhow, I hope the new coach could mould the local players into a team like how Wim had the third choice players playin in 2007. As I said before we have good local players (even Terry Fenwick say so) they just need proper guidance and discipline. Latas really drag the team and the fans through shit and I for one doh feel sorry for him, he should have done the honourable thing and resigned before things got out of hand, but pride and arrogance is a hell of a thing. Goodbye Latas, love yuh as a player, hate yuh as coach.

Football / Re: Fenwick: It would be an honor to lead the Soca Warriors.
« on: December 17, 2010, 06:34:31 PM »
Fenwick as coach? I have mixed feelings on that, kinda like how I felt when they appointed Latas after Mats.At the time I felt anyone would be better than El Corbeau and right now the feelin is anyone better than Latas, dejavu anyone?. Fellas make some good points on both side of the fence. I notice nobody mentioned that when Jabloteh came up against MLS teams that those teams were well funded and had top players from the US and other countries in their ranks while Jabloteh was basically 100% local. Any positive result against those sides is a damn good result, however I would have liked to have seen them compete against clubs from the smaller countries eg. Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala etc. That would have been a good gauge for the time (when CLICO was still spendin money on them).

This is an excellent summary of Jack Warner. I await part 2.

Football / Re: Latapy wants to stay on
« on: December 02, 2010, 04:17:13 PM »
Yuh know, when they had qualify for the Hex I was one who had say fire Maturana now and bring in a real coach (it recorded here on this site). At the time I thought anybody would a be better than Maturana. When they appoint Latas ah say boy I eh know yuh know he not what I wanted (another of Beenhakker's pedigree was what I really wanted) but ah say he have to be better than Maturana, man Latas spin all ah we around bend we over and F we good and hard hhmpf (take win Mats). I really doh know yuh know, the warning signs were there, losing to Jamaica (at home worse enough) and Panama and then of all friggin countries, yuh cyah even beat Belize? When last you hear bout Belize in football, steups. But the TTFF wait, wait, wait 'till look what happen. Same shit with Maturana, ketchin tail to beat small side and then lose in a WC qualifier at home to Bermuda, any other country he ass and Latas too would ah be long gone. Look at Mexico, Sven Goran Erikison had the side playing shit he get the axe, their next coach take the same players and they reach second round of the World Cup. The difference between Mexico and us is they eh hesitate to fire the coach when they not gettin results, not the TTFF. Man fire he ass fortwith and bring somebody who could mould the talented players we have back to the world class team we was 4 years ago. Friggin want to stay on, my ass, and it still huttin FMC.

Football / Re: Sam interview with the TTFF and others.
« on: December 02, 2010, 03:46:58 PM »
 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: good one sam

Football / Re: Latapy wants to stay on
« on: December 02, 2010, 03:40:16 PM »
What really wrong with these people that say he should be an assistant to the next coach. The man undermine Maturana yuh think he eh go undermine the next one too, steups. He need to take a step away and do like all the other coaches and get properly certified and then start getting experience with some minor side and work his way up.

Football / Re: Fire Russell Latapy Thread.
« on: November 30, 2010, 09:21:02 PM »
Despite the "alleged" fight, the man had those so called 3rd rate players playing as a team and he only had a limited time to organise them. We have to remember Beenie chose Whim as his assistant which means he had his confidence. However the point I'm making is a good coach will have this same team that Latas coaching playing way better. For example in 1997 Bertille St. Clair had only 6 weeks to prepare a local team for the Caribbean Cup. History will show that we won that tournament even knocking out the World Cup bound Jamaicans in the process and he did that with an almost (save for David Nakhid) all local side. We have good players they just need to be guided properly.

Football / Re: Fire Russell Latapy Thread.
« on: November 30, 2010, 08:55:11 PM »
Those who say the local based players eh up to scratch need to reassess. The team that Whim took to the Gold Cup in 2007 was a 3rd string National Team and totally local based. Men like Tinto and Roberts, players some of allyuh clamouring to be on the NT was fringe players before that. Despite losing their first 2 matches (full strength El Salvador 2-1 and second string USA 2-0) they managed a respectable draw against Guatemala. I distinctly remember one of the Yankee commentators praising our football by stating that this is Trinidad's 3rd choice team imagine if their first team was here that speaks volumes for their football. My point is even players with so called lesser skills, can rise when properly coached and managed. In 1989 we had 2 National Teams, The Strike squad and the Shell B team all totally local. Yes Whim say the local based players not up to scratch but he was more attacking the system than the players. The guys have potential they just need proper guidance, motivation and discipline in short, proper coaching. Russel Latapy failed miserably in all departments, he clearly was not ready that's why he has to go. What we need is another Beenhakker or the man himself.

Football / Re: Phillips: No need for knee-jerk reaction over Latapy.
« on: November 30, 2010, 06:54:29 PM »
Lincoln Phillips steups. Ah next kakahole licker who should ride out too :-[

« on: November 30, 2010, 06:51:57 PM »
Latas the best footballer we ever produce but sh** man, as a coach he make el corbeaux aka. Maturana look like a f'in Einstien.

Football / Re: Fire Russell Latapy Thread.
« on: October 21, 2010, 12:32:23 PM »
Better hire them fast because it eh look like we qualifying for the Digi Cup.

Football / Re: Latapy set improbable task.
« on: October 17, 2010, 06:51:11 AM »
A great player does not necessarily make a great coach. When the "dumbtist" was fired err quit and Latapy put in charge I remember telling a friend that I have my reservations about putting an unproven coach to head the team but anything was better than the "dumbtist". I had to eat those words. Latas making Maturana look like a good coach. It is time he does the honarable thing and admit he was in over his head and resign, Hannibal Najar did it in 2003 why can't he? I fear our country will not qualify for the Digicel finals and by extension another Gold Cup. How did it come to this?  :'(

Football / Re: Remembering Mickey Trotman
« on: October 02, 2010, 10:03:36 AM »
My fondest memory of Mckey was his golden goal winner against Costa Rica in the 2000 Gold Cup and the way he ran off the field. Rest in peace my friend  :)

Football / Re: Latapy "Rage QUIT Plz" Thread
« on: August 14, 2010, 11:02:17 AM »
We have won the Caribbean Cup with predominantly locally based players before, 1989, 1994 & 1997. In 1992 we had 4 overseas players Yorke latapy Nakhid & Lewis. 1994 we had Nakhid alone. 1995 Leonson Lewis & Nakhid. In 1997 Nakhid was the only foreign based player (Imagine Marvin Andrews was playing super League football and was on the national team). In 1989 the strike squad (all local) took over for the shell B team as it was called then, look at that, the country had so much talent we had 2 national teams!!. We also must not forget with the blacklist our national C team were runners up in the Caribbean cup in 2007 and gave a creditable performance in the Gold Cup with all their limitations.

The point is not to blame the players, when Beenie took over he said he saw 11 players running on a pitch but not a team. Proper coaching and selection of the right players is what's required. Frankly, Latapy as great a player he was, is simply out of his league. He should admit it and resign before he does more damage. He should in my humble opinion, do like his other Strike Squad colleagues and get experience coaching Pro League & Intercol teams and see how it goes from there. The National Team is too important to be learning on the job.

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