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Football / Re: Greg Ranjitsingh Thread
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:32:39 AM »
Its shocking that he is not getting called. It obviously has nothing to do with his ability, normal TTFA bs.

He gives us a better chance to win, TTFA (or more specifically DJW) can't have that.  We will compete and come within inches so the campaign looks like it was somewhat salvaged to those who haven't been paying attention (most of the socalled fans). that you masquerading as Scorps??  ;D

Football / Re: John Bostock Thread
« on: May 05, 2017, 10:38:02 AM »

Oh btw, when are we hearing your music... I need some background music 🎶 to fall asleep and snore to...

Gino that really called for?

Football / Re: Pop ups and Warnings
« on: April 24, 2017, 03:30:14 PM »
According to Google the site may be hacked
You mean they trying to sabotage we ;D

Sabotage!? nah man. Wha yuh think, Contro? ???

ah can't believe DJW dat low, man have me downloading all kinda scanners and protection thing.

What browsers allyuh using btw, I only noticed it on my Internet Explorer pc's.

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (8-Jun-2017)
« on: April 24, 2017, 03:27:22 PM »
So hotel and flight booked but no game ticket.....steups!!  Mih friend say she trying to organise something through de too sure how that going to work since paper tix are a no go.....and I skeptical about anything TTFF but....she say to ask if anybody interested in getting tix that way......need de info by Sunday.....

So yuh gettin tru ah wha?  I only see this today otherwise I woulda tell yuh link meh on da scenes same way.

I'm trying to get more details on the arrangements being made because the paperless ticket thing kinda have a mih ah tad wary......
The paperless thing is only thru AXS.
They already knew the robots wouldn't need paper lol
Just make sure any ticket you get have bar codes though.

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (8-Jun-2017)
« on: April 14, 2017, 07:21:26 AM »
Flying in on early morning Tues 6th and leaving Friday evening, here's a couple things I would be doing while in Colorado:

1.  :notworthy:

2. Can't go wrong with 5 free mugs of beer   :cheers:



5. June 6th or June 7th

6. - A friend of mine's restaurant

Fari, add some more things for us out-of-towners :)

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (8-Jun-2017)
« on: April 14, 2017, 07:07:03 AM »
  nah alyuh, them tix is $485 for me and meh oman.   i go be outside the stadium in my jersey jed, that price too steep :-[

Dat is a effective way to keep out opposition supporters

Who have  de bess freshwater accent?  We could get dem to order fuh we.  We just might get a discount

The presale event is usually catered to diehard US fans and only for certain sections. I was looking at the Patio section but they had no info if it was free food and drinks etc, but they got sold out anyway.

Wait for the 'official' public release.
I highly doubt they will advertise a T&T section, all we can do is pick a section and spread the word for all those Trini groups online to buy their tickets there.

Football / Re: Kevin Molino Thread.
« on: March 03, 2017, 06:38:42 PM »

 Providence Park | Portland
 03.03.17 | MLS Week 1 | Game 1
 8:30 p.m. CT

You only get once chance to make a first impression, and this is Minnesota United’s chance. When they face off against the Portland Timbers at 8:30 pm CT at Providence Park in Portland, they’ll not only be opening their inaugural season, it will be the first match of the entire MLS season. At the very least, they should feel familiar with Providence Park after playing three matches there in the preseason, drawing all three.

Following those draws, Minnesota United dropped a pair of matches in Orlando, falling 3-0 to Toronto FC and 2-0 to San Antonio FC. Against San Antonio, Minnesota dominated possession for a majority of the opening half, but the Loons failed to hit the target on any of their long efforts. San Antonio scored late in the first half off a free kick following a yellow card. In the second half, MNUFC created opportunities off crosses that went begging, and once again it was San Antonio scoring late on the counterattack to finish it off.

Despite the draws and losses, defender Vadim Demidov is optimistic about the work the team’s already put in. “We've worked with a team spirit,” he said after practice on Tuesday. “Of course, we're a new team, so a lot of new faces, but I think we have something good going on. But we'll see on Friday. Friday's our exam. We're going to put in a hundred percent effort for Friday.”

The match on Friday will be the two clubs’ first competitive match against each other since 2010, when they faced off in the USSF D2 league prior to the Timbers joining MLS. Against Portland in the preseason, Minnesota was able to get off to an early 2-0 lead thanks to a brace from Johan Venegas, but the Timbers rallied in the final minutes to earn a draw. Portland will be seeking redemption after just missing out on the MLS Cup Playoffs last season, while Minnesota will be trying to meet Head Coach Adrian Heath’s expectations.

“I want to win every game I play,” said Heath with a smile. “That's not going to happen, but I'm going to go into every game that we play fully confident. My glass is always half-full. I always think we can achieve what people don't think we can achieve. The one thing we know we can count on before the ball's kicked is that every time they put a Minnesota shirt on, everything they've got is going to be left out on the field. I'm not accepting anything else. Never have done and never will do.”

Although the team as a whole is new to MLS, Minnesota has brought on several veterans of the league, including midfielder Collen Warner, who knows the team will likely have to play through some early jitters.

“I'm sure guys will be a bit nervous,” he said. “When there's a crowd like that, it's a special occasion. At the beginning of the game they'll probably throw the kitchen sink at us, so it'll be on us to calm down the crowd, to play past a bit of early pressure. You know, go in with that 'away' mentality where you've got to get through the first 15 minutes and then settle into the game.”

Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Barbados Game (10-Mar-2017)
« on: March 03, 2017, 06:33:37 PM »
So they couldn't arrange a sweat against Venezuela or some Central American club team?..steups

Football / Re: RIP Weary (Joann Charles)
« on: March 03, 2017, 06:29:51 PM »
The 'news' was also broken to me via being tagged in a middle of a FB post asking bout someone.
It was one of those surreal moments when I started clicking back and reading, then I saw the name Joann Charles, instant jaw dropping moment.
To you Jo, a massive Thank you for all you did concerning T&T football and the community at large, you will be missed by many!!  :salute:
Rest In Peace my friend  :(

Football / Re: Shirt Exchange !
« on: October 25, 2016, 07:34:05 PM »
Most people won't have an issue if it was a good battle.
If it was a beat down, they should swap inside the dressing room or out of sight after the game.
Sometimes you do see players signal or acknowledge to each other ''dressing room".

Football / Re: Kevin Molino Thread.
« on: October 13, 2016, 06:15:57 PM »
Most of allyuh here wanted David Williams ent
Watch it...Latas is most likely de next coach...Steups  :banginghead:

Football / Re: John Williams does not respect the players.
« on: March 29, 2016, 04:36:51 PM »
Insider...I like to read the lil behind the scenes gossip etc, but I'm seriously surprised you still have a job there and ent get fired yet lol.
Especially in this day and age where employers maccoing employees business on social media.

Anyway my 2 cents is that DJW has his own motive and so far he's doing a half hearted job.
They still recycling the same old people.

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs St Vincent Game (29-Mar-2016)
« on: March 29, 2016, 04:31:22 PM »
Channel 7
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Bein Sports Directv Channel 620 will show a delayed broadcast tomorrow.

Football / Re: 2015 Holiday Food Drive
« on: December 10, 2015, 07:25:10 PM »
Sorry for de delay...ah had to buy a PS4 first  ;)
Anyway, come on easy to donate..just use Paypal  :beermug:

Football / Re: 2015/16 Barclays Premier League Thread
« on: August 01, 2015, 10:07:22 PM »
I just hope Benteke hits the ground running yes.

Football / Re: Should Stephen Hart quit T&T?
« on: August 01, 2015, 10:04:40 PM »
MEP and Sam (and some who have messaged me privately here and on FB), thanks for the kind words... after being alerted to some of what was being said, at first I figured I'd just leave it alone, but then I decided to make one last post and just clear the air.  I thought me leaving the site woulda make some people happy, but damn, Controversial damn near having ah block party by heself.  Just do ah search for the name "Bakes" in the past month and ah sure yuh'll see he name jumping up all over the screen.  As should be clear, I am not "banned"... I was suspended for a week and that gave me time to reconsider my membership and activity here on SWO. 

I like posting and commenting on the forum, in fact, probably too much... and the truth is that the time and energy I spend here could be better spent.  That, and the fact that I think at this point my continued presence on this site has become counter-productive, much of what I say, no matter how straightforward or neutral, will be seen by some thru certain prisms, either in light of my past disagreements with some on here, or misconstrued as apology for the TTFA.  Time to move on.

Before doing so I will address one thing briefly, this lie that is being pandered by Controversial that I have attacked people's families online.  Nothing could be further from the truth, but ultimately folks can judge for themselves:

Football Supporter: As he had done repeatedly in the past, FS decided to try and 'insult' me by calling me a "sell-out, working for the yankee dollar"... presumably because I (like many posters here, including the forum Administrators) decided to leave TnT for a better opportunity in the US.  After the latest comment I reminded him that he left his family in England tom come reinvent himself in the tropics as a football administrator.  I didn't say anything that he himself didn't share on the forum, I used his own words to hold a mirror up to him and ask him, "if I'm a sellout for leaving TnT for better opportunities in the US, would it be fair to call you a sellout as well?"  People misconstrued the words and the intent behind them, he complained to Flex and I was suspended.  I am not mad at Flex, I might disagree with what he did, and the way it was done, but he was put in a tough situation and had to do what he felt he had to do.  That's that.

Next is Controversial himself... who has been carrying a grudge for God knows how long.  I never attacked his family, no need for me to do so.  But as with FS I checked him for things he was saying... reminding him that he's not the person in real life that he's trying to be online...way back in 2008.  So this man carrying this old-ass grudge for over 7 years and I guess now he feel is time to try and get even.  Whatever yes pardna, keep grinding whatever axe yuh feel yuh have to grind, I moved on long time ago.

I wish the forum and everybody else here well.  Who feel that I was ah "online bully" and doh beliong in dey "family", and who I meet and kick it with in person, but now want to distance deyself from me, is no hard feelings, now everybody could move on with dey life  :beermug:

Bakes, you have to be a mad man to make this f00cker Contro run you out.

Man, come back bra.

You is de only man here who does say it like it is.

F00ck all ah them.

You come back man !!!!!
Yeah Bakes aka Truetrini aka West Coast..yuh can't take a sabbatical with T&T government and TTFA elections coming up plus WC qualifiers starting  :beermug:

Football / Re: 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Thread.
« on: July 01, 2015, 08:09:27 PM »
Anybody going to the Guatemala game in Chicago?

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (4-Sept-2015).
« on: July 01, 2015, 08:08:41 PM »
I guess we should be grateful Mexico looking for ah bobolee to beat up  ;D
Hopefully we can gauge some progress since we'll be playing them in the Gold Cup this month.

The elephant in the room is the demographics behind both sports... cricket receives significantly more support from Indo-Trinis, the PP government's base. Many upper-level managers at these state-owned entities are themselves Indo-Trinis.  For the PP government, it is an emotional and political decision to fund cricket.  Football has no such support, not even in spite of Sancho's presumed advocacy.  If taxpayer monies are going to jump up then let it jump up for everybody.

Bakes, cricket to me, has always been well financed and supported, I think due to having better administration. Not saying Alloy Lequay was a saint either lol. Not sure if sponsorship has increased greatly recently due to the PP government.

Mr. Tim Kee, I trust that you'll probably be viewing the responses to your interview with Flex if you're really serious about your task at hand.
I do have a couple questions of my own, the answers which you may pass along to Flex.
Thank you sir  :)

1. The $36 million debt was mainly accumulated during what period and for what purpose?
2. What is the 'new' organizational structure going to be like?
3. What about the 'new' constitution; where can we find a copy?
4. Is it TTFF or TTFA?..your website is still
5. Speaking about your website, no banners or acknowledgement of your sponsors are to be found. Hence I can see why people are saying you guys are not self sufficient in locating sponsors. (Business Tip - Showing that you can attract sponsors will most likely lead to more sponsors coming on board).
6. So you basically saying T&T football will suffer further if the current government stays in power?

Lasana? Objective?  The man himself state that when reporting the news he has no obligation to be objective... and some of his sycophants happy with that.  The bias in his articles are at times less subtle than others, but yuh have to guard against it all the same.  For instance:

Phillips said he had to speak to Flanders before he could divulge how money was spent on the trip.

“I have to have a meeting with the manager to reconcile where and how the money was used so i can give you the breakdown later today,” said Phillips.

His use of the word "divulge" (meaning to reveal, disclose, share etc.) implies that Phillips already knows how the money was spent but need to speak with Flanders before he shares that publicly.  Like there is some kinda conspiracy.  Whereas, reading the actual comment from Phillips, it's clear from the context that he means he wasn't there himself and would have to find out from Flanders how money was spent on what.  Also, from the article one cannot tell whether it was only the women who did not get their per diem, or whether everybody was affected.  The truth is that no one has received the per diem because the TTFA still hasn't received all the money the MoS promised them.  Naturally what money was received was used to take care of necessities first (paying for rooms, meals, transportation etc.) rather than paying players their per diem.

Aside from that, there's an undercurrent to his reporting about Lincoln Phillips... as though he just on some kinda freeco thing.  In comments made in response to an earlier article he stated that there were other goalkeeping coaches besides Lincoln, and now making it a point to mention Lincoln's name among those being recommended for a bonus.  You'd swear Sheldon Phillips trying to look out fuh he pops... the way Lasana spinning it.  Reality is that LP wouldn't be on the staff if Waldrum didn't request for him to be there.  Yes him and Lincoln are good friends, but is not like Lincoln is some kinda scrub.  With his coaching acumen I'm sure he'd be an asset to any staff anywhere in the world, and it's no stretch to think that he had a hand in Kamika Forbes' outstanding performance throughout the tournament.

Yuh wukking over time dred.
Spot on Bakes...I read and interpreted it the same way

Football / Re: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - de Official Liverpool thread
« on: October 05, 2014, 08:55:41 AM »
But for the bite, was Suarez returning to Liverpool after the WC?

I think he would have

Cyah say that I've heard or read anything to the contrary. Certainly, the sentiment at Anfield in June was that he was expected back.
I don't think so..i had read in a couple places that when he resigned the last contract certain things had to happen for him to stay at Liverpool.
He knew he woulda been sold on the cheap if he was 'stained'...hence the bite at the WC.

General Discussion / Re: Dana Seetahal murdered
« on: October 05, 2014, 08:44:42 AM »
Mandela wasn't brutally murdered though, but ok if you didn't find it in poor taste. No scene (and I'm not being sarcastic).

... none of the original comments identified cause of death as a basis for opposition to the article. And, I don't find cause of death to be material regarding whether to publish the article or not. Emotionally, I get it ... but we're also dealing with information accessible to the public ... regarding public figures.

Moreover, the Express article properly treats the will in the context of Ms. Seetahal's murder, the present status of the investigation, and her public function at the time of her death. To significant degree, the article also reflects her thoughtfulness and humanity.

They could have done all that without detailing exactly who got what and how much. That was just crass. And information that's accessible to the public is different from say, taking the furth step and publishing said information in a widely circulated newspaper.
I with Toppa on this.
they coulda just phrased it in a way where she left all her worldly possessions to her loving nieces and nephews etc...and her coworkers etc...end of story
they just end up broadcasting info to kidnappers and bandits as to who to strike next in a couple weeks.

General Discussion / Re: Gays Thread.
« on: October 05, 2014, 08:39:51 AM »
Alright I offended by this thread title  :D
anyway mods we better than that here, why not rename it 'Alternative Lifestyle' or something similar
Thanks  :beermug:

What kinda jokey list is that?  ;D

No cuckolding with BBC?
No furries?
No dress up?
No vegetables?

So educate us ?... :rotfl:

so which one you or yuh husband interested in? lol
wait..lemme guess..the BBC right? ;D
I could send yuh some websites if yuh want connections  :devil:

General Discussion / Re: Don’t play with Ebola Virus
« on: September 04, 2014, 07:03:24 PM »
is NOW de hospital workers in liberia choose to go on strike. when the country fighting a full-blown epidemic ?!?!!


you expected differently? lol

Elan...yuh blaming the white man?
Uncle Sam and others would never do that!!


Lets hear Bakes comments.... :rotfl:

You are older than me, and not only that, but you are also a woman.  I have no interest in any kind of personal back and forth with you.  Don't let Tireasis chain you up into making an ass of yourself in the manner that he has become so proficient at doing.

I am interested in reading all opinions , its how I learn. Age and being a woman should not be part of such a dialogue, I fail to see your point by such a comment .
Tireasis  will not influence me , I value  opinions sent my way, it helps me see the other side.
I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of
conflicting points of view, he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.

You seem to have issues , I hope you get help .

Socafighter that is trolling.

Bakes showed incredible restraint by not blazing yuh arse lol


so just cause the man have a different look at things he is a nut job?
you ever take the time to look at things without having a preconceived notion?

It generally saves time to filter out individuals known for having wholly biased and unreliable view points - now of course that doesn't mean they're wrong every time, but this individual routinely rejects science in favour of pro-corporate, pro-Russian interest party lines. The guy believes oil is not created from biological material and denies climate change - he cares not for the truth and has repeatedly shown intellectual dishonesty in his arguments.

where you does get your news from?

A number of sources, depending on the topic, preferring individuals with a background and experience that suggests they know what they're talking about. This sentence sounds bitchy but I promise it's not, just the only way to say it on the internet lol. I basically select sources based on whether I think they're 1) qualified (and thus have the knowledge and/or experience to be trustworthy on the matter) and 2) in proportion to their bias (bias is always present in the news, so if possible I prefer rigorous academic journals, but obviously they cannot be as current as news media, so I prefer organisations that have typically allowed their journalists editorial freedom such as The Guardian and The Independent).

The US government and their Middle east allies created ISIS same way they created the Muhajideen back in the 80's.
People bitching bout Obama not doing anything...fact is he can't, he just continuing the plan that Bush started lol

ISIS wasn't created in the same was as the Muhajideen - they received weapons directly from the US and UK during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (SIRI have an excellent database of arms deals that catalogue these trades). ISIS (ironically, given the meaning of Mujahideen) has a stronger religious tradition imo - the Mujahideen were clearly formed of a resistance to foreign invasion and occupation, whilst ISIS was created from the beginning with the aim of forming an Islamic State in opposition to President Assad. Moreover, they were hostile with competing rebel factions from the start, something that appeared later for the Mujahideen.

On Obama, he's certainly the most conservative Republican president ever imo. Historials will look at his record on drone strikes with disdain I'm sure

its not coincidence that the US has a black president who's past is so murky and has Muslim ties just by his name...that is more than enough to keep the white population agitated.

"Has Muslim ties"? Oh you're a right-wing nut, I should of just not bothered, so impervious to logic you must be to believe all that bollocks. Lemme guess, he's a Kenyan Muslim subverting the Presidency?
you seriously pick apart everything I said word for word? lol...OK    :-\
Didn't think me saying ISIS and Muhajideen were "formed the same way" needed further explaining though since my main point there was the instigation/involvement of the US.

So yuh saying normal Christian people does name their child Barrack Hussein?...well if that is not Muslim ties? I ent know what to say  ;D

A right wing nut? yuh forget to add 'White' and 'Christian' to that statement lol
but then again I'm as Liberal as they come  ;)

carry on  :beermug:

What kinda jokey list is that?  ;D

No cuckolding with BBC?
No furries?
No dress up?
No vegetables?

Football / Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« on: September 04, 2014, 06:28:27 PM »
Not sure if there's a 'Terry Fenwick' thread somewhere.

British Coaches Abroad: Terry Fenwick

Since playing for England at the World Cup, Terry Fenwick has managed in the Caribbean and Belgium. He talks about tropical life, amongst much more besides...

Terry Fenwick is manager of CS Visé in the Belgian third division. The 54-year-old played for Crystal Palace, QPR, and Tottenham, among others, and also appeared for England in the 1986 World Cup. He spent ten years managing in Trinidad before taking the Visé job. Here, he talks about Caribbean adventures, winning trophies - and why his dad chased a Sunderland scout down the street...

I've got used to moving around. I'm from Seaham Harbour in County Durham, and I left home when I was 15 and a half, to move to Crystal Palace. For the first six months, I was so homesick, you wouldn't believe it. I couldn't get home quick enough. Every weekend, when I had the chance, I was on the rattler from Kings Cross to Durham to get home. But looking back, it was the best thing I did.

When I was young, Liverpool and Leeds were the top teams, and they both wanted to sign me. The Liverpool scout, Tom Saunders, had me over for the weekend. I met Bill Shankly and a star-studded dressing room before a match against Manchester City - fantastic, what an experience! On the other hand, Leeds just stuck a contract in the post, and never spoke to me. I found that incredible. But that was nothing compared to my local team.

I'd always wanted to sign for Sunderland. One day, their scout turned up at our front door. Problem was, he was drunk. Drunk! So my father chased him down the street. By contrast, Malcolm Allison, the manager of Palace, jumped on a flight to Teesside Airport, and watched me play on a cold and wet Wednesday night in November. He was in his fedora, sheepskin coat, stood on the side of the pitch with his chairman, Ray Bloye. He turned a harmless schoolboy match into the FA Cup final. So my father insisted I sign for Palace.

It was Bobby Robson that got me the job in Trinidad. Newcastle United had a pre-season tour there in 2000, and he was asked to recommend a coach for one of the local clubs. To my surprise, he threw my name in the hat. I went for a week, had a look, and 14 years later I was still there.

My first club was San Juan Jabloteh - which really rolls off the tongue - in the Trinidad top division. It was a community club, good support, but it was full of rascals. All the rebels of football were playing there. The culture was unbelievable; it was so far from professionalism it was untrue. So I cleared them out, and handpicked the best under-17 players in the country.

If you mention Caribbean players to anyone in Europe, the first thing they say is: "They're lazy, they turn up late, they can't get themselves into gear" all that sort of stuff. So from day one, the discipline I installed was quite severe. We had a squad of 26 players, and more than half were losing 50 percent of their salary in fines every month. But the penny soon dropped. It started severe, but by the end it was just a threat in the background - something I didn't need to use.

In my first season, 2001, we came fifth out of ten teams. The management were saying: "My God, things must turn round - it must be better than this in the second year." In my second year we won the league - and we did it with a team full of youngsters that have gone on to win caps, play in World Cups, and do really good things. From there, most youngsters in the country wanted to join my operation at San Juan Jabloteh. It was a nice experience and a nice story - very difficult in the beginning, but very rewarding in the end.

In 2003, I moved back (to England) to manage Northampton. Why oh why? It didn't work out, and in March 2005 I came back to Trinidad, and took the San Juan job. In November 2005, the national team qualified for the World Cup, and the following six months were probably the best time I'd ever spent in Trini. The public reaction to qualification was enormous, and sponsors were coming from all over the Caribbean. The players - most from high-risk backgrounds -were rewarded with a million dollars.

Trinidad is volatile. The crime and violence can be horrendous. And they were literally putting these players - with a million dollars in their pockets - on the streets. They were fair game for anyone. Most of these kids today, the million dollars has gone. Some of them are scraping to get by. They couldn't handle themselves, they didn't have good management, and overnight they became playboys, superstars. I put a lot of blame not just on the football federation, but the government. A lot of things should have been managed a lot better. It's a sad story.

In 2005, the rivalry between the top two clubs (San Juan and W Connection) spilled over. In one game against them, their main guy (Brazilian midfielder Gefferson Goulart) scored a terrific goal against us. For whatever reason, he ran 80 yards - not towards his own bench, but to me in my technical area. He was shouting abuse at the only white guy in the stadium. As he came into the technical area, I stepped into him, and I elbowed him, basically. Knocked him to the floor.

If you back off, you're a laughing stock, and they've taken the p*ss out of you. I stood my ground. I shouldn't have done it, it wasn't great, but actually it helped my reputation in Trinidad. I stood my ground for my team, my players and myself. Six or eight months later, people realised that it wasn't the right thing to do, but they understood the reasons behind it. (Fenwick was banned for ten matches; Goulart was banned for two matches for offensive behaviour).

We won back to back titles with San Juan in 2007 and 2008. Then about 18 months ago I joined Central (another team in Trinidad's top division) and qualified for the Concacaf Champions League, and won the FA Cup and Toyota Cup. On the 17 June, I arrived in Belgium.

The move had been on the cards for around four to six months. The people behind the club (CS Visé) had bought players from me in Trinidad in the past, so it was a nice pat on the back: "We recognise the development you've done, and now we'd like you to do the same in Europe, while keeping your ties with the Caribbean and Central America."

We're in the third division, but I hope to get promotion this year (Vise have two wins out of four this season). We're professional, we train every day, and many of the clubs in the league are part-time. The people running the club have allowed me to bring in several talented young players, despite the healthy development programme at CS Vise. I've brought four players from Trinidad, and if it goes well, I might be back for one or two stunning young players in the January window.

I will open the door (to Europe) to good players from the Caribbean. I run my own youth development programme in Trinidad called the Football Factory with my partner Mike Smith, and we get close to one thousand people - aged 6 to 36 - training each week. Believe me, they can play. I keep my ties in Trinidad - my wife's from there, we've got property, and one or two business interests.

We get a winter break (in Belgium) so I'm sure the wife and I will head back to get some sun. The first five weeks we were in Belgium, it was blistering sunshine. I thought I was still in the Caribbean. Since then the weather has turned - surprise surprise! The wife can't believe it - all she brought was bikinis. But I'm enjoying it in Belgium. There are good players around me, good staff, and we're working hard together.

I do believe I'm a very good coach. I came through under a top-class coach in Terry Venables, and a top man-manager in Sir Bobby Robson. But now I've bolted several things on. And I think when you're in a country on your own, as I was in Trinidad, it makes you grow up very quick. I think it's helped my man-management - it's more than just coaching, it's more than just a couple of hours on the training ground, it's about getting into people's lives and backgrounds. Psychologically, youngsters from the Caribbean are brittle. There needs to be trust, friendship and a bond to get the best out of these guys.

I'm not sure whether I'd want to move back to English football. Of course if a big club came in, I'd be mad not to. But the pressure is so immense in the UK, and most managers don't deserve the treatment they get. Working in Trinidad, where there's not the same pressure, there is time to work with players, and develop my skill-set. I'd love to put that to use with Vise, get them up the leagues, and maybe even knock on the door of the first division.

Interview by @owenamos for

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