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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Honduras Games (10-Oct & 17-Nov-2019)
« on: November 19, 2019, 09:56:14 AM »
Hopefully this is DL last game as head coach. What a shame
it is mate, even before the game started. DJW days were numbered after the last gold cup and Wallace is definitely trying to bring back hart as we speak.
Are you  saying that these guys are going to get rid of this loser to hire another loser.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Honduras Games (10-Oct & 17-Nov-2019)
« on: November 17, 2019, 01:45:29 PM »
Lets face reality now we have had time to digest the weight of this folly...the chalice was poisoned from the begining of the tenue of this current administration...and today as we weep over what could have been...shock is not an issue of this reality....look how far we fell...considering we tied Mexico twice 4..4 in the Gold cup and 3..3 in a friendly couple weeks later...with Hart at the control...can anyone step up and say it or even imagine such a result is possible today...sorry the chalice is poisened and it is what it is...time for an attempt and a fresh start in a different direction
The problem is that S Hart could not beat these teams either !!

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Honduras Games (10-Oct & 17-Nov-2019)
« on: November 17, 2019, 01:40:59 PM »
One would figure without K Molino that M Woo Ling would be given the chance to play the #10 role instead DL went with K Hyland playing the #10 role this guy tenure could not come to a end fast enough.

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Football / Re: Thread for Venezuela vs T&T (14-Oct-2019)
« on: October 20, 2019, 06:20:15 PM »
During the period that KD was an active international, the assertion regarding his total vis-ą-vis Molino and Guerra combined, maybe about equal. I will place that in Tallman's hands to troubleshoot. Guerra doesn't have a remarkable goal scoring tally at NT level. However, not lost in the comparison has to be that KD begins from a deeper starting position on the pitch.

And yes, in stinking up de place he did score clutch goals.

Kevin Molino: 20 goals, 50 caps
Keon Daniel: 14 goals, 59 caps
Ataulla Guerra: 7 goals, 43 caps

1. What I want/ed you to confirm is how many goals Molino has scored since Keon played his last international. I think he's scored 16 goals in that period and Guerra 5 during the same time frame. That being the case, pullstones' assertion would be correct (KD outscored KM and AG combined).

Keon Daniel's last International match was against Mexico on July 20th 2013. Since then, Kevin Molino has scored 17 goals in 31 games, and Ataulla Guerra has scored 5 goals in 21 games.
Wow these stats bring this argument to light it took K Daniel 59 games to score 14 goals in 6 years Ataulla Guerra scored 5 goals in 21 games in 6 years had he played the same amount of games as K Daniel he could have surpass K Daniel and K Molino scored 17 goals in 31 games in 6  years had he played the same amount games as K Daniel he would more than double the amount of goals that K Daniel scored in the same period that's mind boggling :o.

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Football / Re: Thread for Venezuela vs T&T (14-Oct-2019)
« on: October 20, 2019, 02:35:06 PM »
During the period that KD was an active international, the assertion regarding his total vis-ą-vis Molino and Guerra combined, maybe about equal. I will place that in Tallman's hands to troubleshoot. Guerra doesn't have a remarkable goal scoring tally at NT level. However, not lost in the comparison has to be that KD begins from a deeper starting position on the pitch.

And yes, in stinking up de place he did score clutch goals.

Kevin Molino: 20 goals, 50 caps
Keon Daniel: 14 goals, 59 caps
Ataulla Guerra: 7 goals, 43 caps
I feel vindicated !!

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Football / Re: Thread for Venezuela vs T&T (14-Oct-2019)
« on: October 20, 2019, 02:31:56 PM »
Most of the people and coach's in TT like players like K Daniel K Cummings etc they like them English footballers who are good dead ball specialist but that's all they can do these have a easy path to the NT look at how hard players like S De Silva M W Ling and J Garcia have to get on the NT .

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Football / Re: Thread for Venezuela vs T&T (14-Oct-2019)
« on: October 20, 2019, 02:14:17 AM »
I don't give 2 hoots about what you feel about stereotypes that's a part of life if you can't deal with it you need to move to another planet .

K Molino is probably the only name you can call on that list while he does have a little bit of physical and athletic ability because he come from the Hispanic people he inherited some of that Latin flair so he is technically good as well.

When S Hart took over the team he put K Molino on the bench because he is not his type of player he was going with D Roberts and the kid from Tobago I believe his name was Daniels or something like that he was trying to play his English football but when his back was against the wall and he was loosing he finally took Molino off the bench and when he took over the midfield he had no choice but to play him after that.

Good, so you should have no problem with being stereotyped as an idiot. (Have you re-read the genetics nonsense you just posted about Molino? Wow!)

Essentially your contention is that Hart selected Keon Daniel over Molino because Keon is big, strong and black? 
 :rotfl:  :rotfl: :rotfl:  Or should that be bigger, blacker, stronger?

(You need to come up to speed on Keon Daniel)

If I were you, I would stay away from this line of reasoning in any setting other than polite company.

Alright, let's cut to the chase and see whose feelings actually get hurt. M Woo Ling is no Judah Garcia and is not currently anywhere near serious consideration for the NT and a consummate pro like De Silva shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as Woo Ling. Show some respect. In any event, the  factors that have impeded De Silva from consolidating an international place at senior team level are decidedly different from those that are keeping Woo Ling out of the conversation entirely. Maybe he should move to Iceland and find out if he can hang in that league.

Meanwhile, explain this to me, since Molino was the antidote why didn't Hart play Molino versus Messi and Argentina (when neither Daniel nor Roberts was there)? Bearing in mind that Molino had already met the starting whistle under SH by this match. His Latin flair kept him on the bench? Or was it something else?


Dude I don't care about your silly emotions I am just stating the facts and the facts are TT football was built off of the English system the Canadian system was built off of the English system which is power strength fitness physical and athletic ability in TT that translate to a big strong black bloke so just get over it.

K Daniel use to really stink up the place when ever he played for TT no sense having a player who was only good at free kicks.

A Guerra and K Molino both came out of the Hispanic people so they both inherited some of that latin flair at that they were both on the same level.

I don't care who is better my point is once TT keep hiring coach's like J Shabazz S Hart and D Lawrence our better technical players like S DE Silva M W Ling and J Garcia would not get a fair chance and if you can't see that you are just as bad as they are.


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Football / Re: Thread for Venezuela vs T&T (14-Oct-2019)
« on: October 14, 2019, 08:48:52 PM »
However, it has to be said that the idea of a coach selecting players on the basis of 'big, strong, black" plays into the worst of stereotype and caricature, reduces players to physical attribution only and ascribes no value to the quality and presence of their thought processes on the field of play.

In addition, if we consider the players who have played under Shabazz, under Hart or under Lawrence in advanced areas of the pitch ... who precisely fits the stereotype? Molino? No. It's not that absurd.
I don't give 2 hoots about what you feel about stereotypes that's a part of life if you can't deal with it you need to move to another planet .

K Molino is probably the only name you can call on that list while he does have a little bit of physical and athletic ability because he come from the Hispanic people he inherited some of that Latin flair so he is technically good as well.

When S Hart took over the team he put K Molino on the bench because he is not his type of player he was going with D Roberts and the kid from Tobago I believe his name was Daniels or something like that he was trying to play his English football but when his back was against the wall and he was loosing he finally took Molino off the bench and when he took over the midfield he had no choice but to play him after that.

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Football / Re: Thread for Venezuela vs T&T (14-Oct-2019)
« on: October 14, 2019, 10:25:48 AM »
1. Why is Judah Garcia excluded? Lucrative prospect somewhere?

2. Who exactly is being tested in this squad of familiar faces?

3. What is John-Paul Rochford doing? He too busy for this dance? Or is it perception of his physique that is denying his inclusion? Because he certainly could have danced in Toluca.



A coach like  R Latapy would play Judah Garcia because that's his type of football or a coach like Z Vanes but coach's like D Lawrence S Hart and J Shabazz would not play him because they does play English football so the better technical players like S De Silva M W Ling and J Garcia go be sucking salt this rounds with these type of coach's  them men looking for a big strong black bloke.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Honduras Games (10-Oct & 17-Nov-2019)
« on: October 14, 2019, 09:54:28 AM »
So its official now we cannot advance . I was hoping martinique pull something off gosh well according to Djw in his last tv interview the WCQ format is not official yet because there is opposition.
At this rate we would not even get into the semi final rounds.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Honduras Games (10-Oct & 17-Nov-2019)
« on: October 12, 2019, 10:46:52 PM »
Honduras is a legitimate top 4 team in the CONCACAF they have been battling it out with Costa Rica for 3rd and 4 spot for past decade the ease in which 1ball over the of the defense left Ellis alone with man to beat was not a good sign of things to come it was to easy the way Honduras was able to play through TT defense.

I watched A Ellis terrorize the Jamaican defense in Kingston but there 2 defensive midfielders was always there to put out the fire TT defensive midfielders was always missing in action L Paul was always late getting inside the box and K Hyland was no wear to be found this gave there attack uncontested shoots on goal I don't think these guys understand there roles they are not providing enough cover for our left back and right back when they go forward which is leaving A Ellis with 1 on 1 duals with Cyrus and that's not good.

K Molino was bottled up he had to drop back deep just to get the ball when ever our attacker got free there was always enough cover to breakup the attack all of our shoots was contested and taking off a forward when we needs goals was a mistake once he took of D Carr there was no one running in the channels anymore that freed up there center backs.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Honduras Games (10-Oct & 17-Nov-2019)
« on: October 10, 2019, 10:05:17 PM »
What happen to J Jones I heard the crowd chanting his name I expected him to play in a must win game like this but I did not see him did he go another boat ride again.

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Football / Re: Thread for Mexico vs T&T (02-Oct-2019)
« on: October 03, 2019, 05:56:25 PM »
The more I see DL coach the more disappointed I get I expected to see Judah Garcia play no less than 60 minutes instead to see the player come on the field after 75 minutes only after a player is injured is depressing and to have him play as a forward made no sense to me.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Martinique Games (6 & 9-Sept-2019)
« on: September 12, 2019, 09:37:41 PM »
This game was heartbreaking it was the best I have seen the team play under DL cause he had to win but it also showed that he is not ready for international football without them English men to help him on the technical staff he is just as bad as S Hart and B St Clair since them English men went back to England TT defense has now become a open door he is just not ready for the big time.

M Philip was always in no mans land he reminds me of K Jack always getting caught in no mans land every corner every set piece was scary it was like a goal was going to score TT need to give GR a chance they need a goalkeeper that takes command of his box.

The team lost its width when he took off L Garcia he should have taken off A Jones instead.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Martinique Games (6 & 9-Sept-2019)
« on: September 09, 2019, 07:59:13 PM »
AJ is a liability they should sub him with JJ and switch AD to the right side these guys need another goal bad.

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Football / Re: CONCACAF Nations League Thread
« on: September 09, 2019, 02:12:15 AM »
Panama just got rocked 2-0 at home by Bermuda. And they have a new coach.
and with a more non-pro local team than Panama, oui..guess they fit the intl players where necessary.
Most of the players and coach's in Bermuda have played and trained in England I'm not surprised that they have always kicked our butts there league is probably better than the pro league.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Martinique Games (6 & 9-Sept-2019)
« on: September 09, 2019, 01:55:07 AM »
If TT does not win tonight I would not be surprised if fans in the stadium start to publicly call for DL head.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Martinique Games (6 & 9-Sept-2019)
« on: September 07, 2019, 07:17:47 PM »
Univision Deportes is bringing the games I will be out of town on Monday night so I don't know if I will see the game a draw is a good result to get in Martinique but in TT they must get a win I only saw the 2nd half and from what I saw it does not matter which team DL faces he always play the same way.

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Football / Re: Dennis Lawrence Thread
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:51:47 AM »

In my opin­ion, your na­tion­al pro­grammes are as strong as your league. We are the on­ly coun­try to take part in the Gold Cup that did not have a league."


he only picked 3 local player in this squad i think phillips winchester a defender forgot his name .. all the rest were foreign . And its the same team he has been picking for the last 2 years





This guy is being deceptive I can't ever remember the core of the NT being pro league players it seems he has now joined forces with DJW.

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Football / Re: 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Thread
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:43:53 AM »
Yes soccerman. Most of the fellas I play with are Caribbean. Mainly Trini and Yardie. So I haven't been to the sweat since the 2-0 to Panama. I was going to play on Thursday. But we have a Guyanese fella that I know go be talking. For now I go sweat with the Portuguese and Italians until the losses are no longer fresh in my Caribbean peeps mind.

Dude, you are sad.

Yes. Plus I does get a good sweat with the Portuguese. Ball does knock real nice with their style. So I guess I have a good enough reason now..

I doh make TT football upset me any more after the road to Italy. I was in a tabanca state for a whole f----ing year. Does not bother me any more. I just know every 20 years we does have a good team. So next  7 years look out ah next great TT squad.
That's wishful thinking Don Basil Matthews is responsible for that team in the late 60s and 70s and E G  Cummings is responsible for bringing back TT football in the late 80s and 90s .

There has never been a leader like Don Basil Matthews in TT someone that was not only a great leader but he had the vision and foresight to think out of the box someone with class and morality in TT far much more the football fraternity.

E G Cummings who was part of the 1973 fiasco developed his own football philosophy for how TT should play football the rest of the coach's from TT does not have that they are just doing what they were tought English man football they will never get it the next generation is already there but without someone who has the vision and philosophy its gone.

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Football / Re: Dennis Lawrence Thread
« on: July 04, 2019, 04:21:00 AM »
It sounds like DL and DJW is partners now they better not let this guy get reelected.

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Football / Re: Who will be T&T's next coach Thread.
« on: July 04, 2019, 03:10:28 AM »
You not very bright are you?

However, Wired868 will compare based on competitive matches. Some coaches played far more friendlies against weaker Caribbean opposition than others while friendly games are largely cosmetic anyway and count for about as little as a practice test.


It is an exercise in statistics. He lays out statistics and facts that are irrefutable for the readers consideration. So to say it is a bunch of garbage... Is actually a bunch of garbage. But I guess we live in a post truth alternate facts age. Go figure.
You talking a bunch of garbage to.

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Football / Re: Who will be T&T's next coach Thread.
« on: July 03, 2019, 09:18:30 PM »
Since I have been watching TT football I have never seen a coach that conceded more goals than B ST Clair and to see he is the  most successful coach in the millennium for TT  shows me this guys system is totally flawed.

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Football / Re: Who will be T&T's next coach Thread.
« on: July 03, 2019, 05:52:42 PM »
Who was T&T’s best and worst coach in this millennium? Wired868 uses stats to answer.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


“At the end of the day, [Dennis Lawrence] does not have to put the ball be­hind the net and nei­ther do I,” Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams told the Trinidad Guardian. “[Lawrence] is a pro­fes­sion­al and well-trained coach, who […] has coached at the high­est lev­el and I have a lot of faith in Den­nis.”

John-Williams’ response to Trinidad and Tobago’s 6-0 loss to the United States in 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup action was a breathtakingly dismissive view of not only the current form of the Soca Warriors but the angst felt by supporters and football stakeholders.

If Lawrence—the person who selects, prepares, instructs and directly oversees the Men’s National Team—is not responsible for what happens on the field, then who is?

If John-Williams can find a sensible answer to that question, he ought to put it in a book. It might revolutionise the world of business management. But let’s stick with Lawrence for now.

There is no exact gauge for the length of time a coach needs to impart his philosophy on his squad. Some say six weeks, others six months and some as long as a year.

Lawrence’s lanky six foot seven frame has occupied the head coach’s chair since January 2017 and led the Warriors into action on 26 occasions during that period.

He has three unwanted records during that spell.

After openings wins over Barbados—albeit in a game unrecognised by FIFA, since Lawrence exceeded the number of permitted substitutes—and Panama, Lawrence was unlucky to lose 1-0 to Mexico at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. Left flanker Joevin Jones had an attempt ruled out that VAR, were it available, would have surely upheld.

But after that result, Lawrence found he just could not stop losing. What followed was the longest run of successive losses in Trinidad and Tobago’s football history.

Between Thursday 8 June and Friday 6 October 2017, the Warriors lost seven games on a trot against United States (A) 0-2, Costa Rica (A) 1-2, Ecuador (A) 1-3, Jamaica (H) 1-2, Honduras (H) 1-2, Panama (A) 0-3 and Mexico (A) 1-3. (H = home match; N = neutral venue; A = away match).

That streak eclipsed a six-match losing spell between 1955 and 1957 when the Men’s National Senior Team did not even have a coach. Sonny Vincent-Brown was the manager but the captain on the day was responsible for picking the players and the tactics.

And, fresh after the international retirement of goalkeeper Joey Gonsalves and with ageing attacker Carlton ‘Squeaky’ Hinds well past his best, it is fair to say that T&T’s amateur players struggled to get those calculations right. But not for as long as Lawrence, though.

What happened next might have a profound impact on Lawrence’s immediate future.

A cocksure United States team came to Couva, made some disparaging remarks about the waterlogged track around the Ato Boldon Stadium and then went on to be stunned 2-1 in their final qualifying match—a result that had a seismic effect.

The United States had failed to qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1986, Panama were through to their inaugural senior FIFA tournament and Alvin Jones’ stunning 30 yard strike was shown around the world.

Glossed over was the fact that Jones’ freakish item apart—he had never scored before for the Warriors and has not done so since—it was an own goal by American defender Omar Gonzales, which separated the two teams.

A month later, Lawrence could not get wins at home against Grenada and Guyana despite being virtually at full strength.

So was the US win a fluke?

Lawrence has plenty of time to answer that question, if John-Williams has his way. But, improbably, he has set two more unflattering records since then.

Trinidad and Tobago’s 6-0 loss to USA on Saturday 22 June 2019—in their first meeting since that fateful night in Couva—was the Warriors’ largest ever defeat in a Gold Cup match and their most lopsided result ever against the ‘Stars and Stripes’.

Less well known on the weekend was that Lawrence’s men had actually set an embarrassing mark at both ends. It was their seventh straight match without a goal, which is the longest barren ever since the TTFA’s first recorded international match in 1923.

The second longest spell without a goal came during the tenure of joint head coaches Hutson ‘Barber’ Charles and Jamaal Shabazz which lasted for six matches and comprised games against: Cuba (N) 0-1, Peru (H) 0-2, Belize (A) 0-0, Peru (A) 0-3, Romania (A) 0-4 and Estonia (A) 0-1 during a seven month spell.

Lawrence’s own barren run lasted nine months and included Thailand A (0-1), Iran A (0-1), Wales A (0-1), Japan A (0-0), Canada N (0-2), Panama N (0-2) and USA A (0-6).

At present, Lawrence is on a streak of eight matches without a win, which is the second longest in the professional era of the local game. He is one winless game behind his own record of nine matches, which he set between 8 March and 6 October 2017.

The only coach to have overseen a longer stretch without a victory was Roderick Warner, who was in charge for 12 winless matches between 3 March 1985 and 18 July 1985.

Then team captain Clayton ‘JB’ Morris said the players received a box of chicken chips and a soft drink for representing their country in those days; and he still remembers the response from staff member Richard Groden when they asked for a match fee:

“Allyuh getting a plane ride; what allyuh want again?”

To be fair to Warner (R), six of the 12 winless matches in that stretch were draws—as opposed to just two for Lawrence against Japan and Guyana.

Unflattering records apart, how does Lawrence’s actual win-loss ratio stand up?

Lawrence has steered the Warriors for 26 games with five wins, six draws and 15 losses; and 19 goals scored and 39 conceded. It means he has won 20 percent of his outings and lost 57 percent.

However, Wired868 will compare based on competitive matches. Some coaches played far more friendlies against weaker Caribbean opposition than others while friendly games are largely cosmetic anyway and count for about as little as a practice test.

So here, in order of best to worst, are the competitive records of Trinidad and Tobago’s 14 coaches since 2000, based on win percentages:

1. Bertille St Clair: 21-16-0-5-59-26 (tallied as wins-draws-losses-goals for-goals against)

Wins: 75 per cent;  Losses: 25 percent.

St Clair’s run started with a 2-0 friendly win over Barbados on 2 July 1997 and ended with a 1-0 loss against Canada at the Concacaf Gold Cup semifinal on 24  February 2000 because, eh, then TTFF special advisor Jack Warner thought they should have won the whole blooming tournament.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, then team captain David Nakhid later claimed that the local football body was actively trying to sabotage its own team in a bid to be rid of the no-nonsense Tobagonian.

At the 2000 Gold Cup, St Clair lost combative midfielder Ronnie Mauge to a broken leg in their group opener to Mexico, which they lost 4-0—T&T’s second largest defeat in the tournament.

Then, once they progressed to the knockout round, Warner claimed a deal with Manchester United and ordered Dwight Yorke to head back to England. By the semifinal round, forward Jerren Nixon was ruled out with an injury and Russell Latapy was hampered with a groin strain.

Yet, T&T defeated Guatemala and Costa Rica and came within a missed Nakhid penalty of their first ever showing at a Gold Cup final.

2. Otto Pfister: 6-4-0-2-11-4

Wins: 66 per cent; Losses: 34 per cent loss.

Pfister’s stay was short and not so sweet and is remembered largely for an embarrassing loss away to Guyana which meant that Trinidad and Tobago were eliminated from the World Cup qualifying series at the Caribbean stage for the first time since 1992.

Still, he did have four wins against, eh, Barbados (twice), Bermuda and Guyana.

3. Hutson ‘Barber’ Charles: 11-7-2-2-23-7

Wins: 64 win percent; Draws: 18 per cent; Losses: 18 per cent.

Charles and his assistant Derek King were joined by co-head coach, Jamaal Shabazz, midway through their spell in charge. True, their competitive games were all against Caribbean opposition. But then Charles had a largely local squad himself and it is often glossed over that it was during his tenure that Trinidad and Tobago ended a six year run without qualifying for the Concacaf Gold Cup.

But their aforementioned six match spell without a goal or a win convinced then TTFA president Raymond Tim Kee that help was needed and the local football promptly hired Canada-based coach, Stephen Hart.

4. Bertille St Clair (again!): 21-13-1-7-42-24

Wins: 61 per cent; Draws: 6 per cent; Losses: 33 per cent.

Tell us again why St Clair does not have a statue somewhere? Or a Hall of Fame induction? Or at least a plaque at the TTFA’s headquarters?

With National Senior Team players apparently unconvinced by incumbent Stuart Charles-Fevrier, Warner re-hired St Clair to have a last go at success with the country’s last ‘golden generation’ of Dwight Yorke, Russell Latapy, Shaka Hislop and Stern John.

He was, at the time, the only coach to take Trinidad and Tobago to a FIFA tournament after qualifying for the 1991 Under-20 World Cup, while he also had two Caribbean Cup titles and a Gold Cup semifinal finish under his belt.

His sequel was not as successful though. He failed to win the 2000 Caribbean Cup and, although his last game was a goalless home draw to Costa Rica in the 2006 World Cup qualifier, a freakish 5-1 loss away to Guatemala—three days earlier—meant curtains for the wily Tobagonian.

He did set the stage and gather the squad that would go on to qualify for Germany…

5. Hannibal Najjar: 5-3-0-2-6-4

Wins: 60 per cent; Losses: 40 per cent.

Najjar is often remembered for calling up 91 players to try out for the national team; and for being sacked on April Fools Day, after failing to qualify for the 2003 Gold Cup following a 3-1 loss to Cuba at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

The fact that he only had five competitive outings—all against Caribbean opposition—might skew his final record too. But, in his defence, Najjar’s preparations were thrown into disarray when the core of his local squad went on strike for better conditions and were subsequently blacklisted.

Thus he was deprived of talent like Cornell Glen, Travis Mulraine, Kelvin Jack, Gary Glasgow, Keyeno Thomas, Lyndon Andrews, Cyd Gray, Brent Sancho and Arnold Dwarika.

6. Ian Porterfield: 22-13-3-6-44-24

Wins: 59 per cent; Draws: 14 percent; Losses: 27 per cent.

Porterfield had the rare fortune of taking over a winning team, as he inherited the squad that St Clair took to the Gold Cup semifinals. His five straight wins in the Concacaf World Cup semifinal round against Canada (twice), Panama (twice) and Mexico will take some beating too. Although his second string team lost 7-0 in Mexico City, Trinidad and Tobago topped a World Cup qualifying group including ‘El Tricolour’.

How good was Porterfield’s squad? Well, the strikers he had to choose from were: Dwight Yorke, Angus Eve, Stern John, Jerren Nixon, Arnold Dwarika, Peter Prosper, Nigel Pierre, Hector Sam, Gary Glasgow… You could probably blindfold yourself in a room with local players and probably find someone good enough to walk into a Scotland Premier League club.

But indiscipline eventually eroded T&T’s World Cup qualifying campaign and the late Scotsman was sacked after one point from their opening five games in the Hex. Not before Porterfield gave an international debut to a gangly utility player from Defence Force who started in central midfield but went on to have a fine career at centre back. His name was Dennis Lawrence.

7. Stephen Hart: 26-11-5-9-38-31

Wins: 44 per cent; Draws: 20 per cent; Losses: 36 per cent.

It is forgotten now that when Hart took over the reigns from Charles and Shabazz, giant forward Kenwyne Jones, then at Stoke City, was sometimes relegated to the substitutes’ bench behind Cornell Glen and Devorn Jorsling.

Hart changed that to good effect for the Warriors—although don’t expect Glen or Jorsling to applaud.

Trinidad and Tobago went on finish as quarterfinalists at successive Gold Cups in 2013 and 2015 and advanced to the Hex for the Russia 2018 World Cup, before John-Williams started walking on to his training pitch petitioning players to overrule their coach in deciding on friendly opponents.

In the end, three straight losses to Martinique (in extra time), Costa Rica and Honduras did for Hart—along with Kevin Molino’s fondness for breaking curfew—set the stage for an unhappy dinner at Ruby Tuesday when John-Williams showed him the door.

Hart only ever lost one competitive match in Trinidad and, three of his nine losses were on penalties and another in extra time. Take those away and his loss ratio drops from 36 to a mere 19 per cent.

8. Francisco Maturana: 17-7-6-4-26-22

Wins: 41 per cent; Draws: 36 per cent; Losses: 23 per cent.

The Colombian legend never did master English and it’s fair to say that his vision for the team was often lost in translation. Still, he did create an attractive young team with Keon Daniel and Khaleem Hyland excelling among his new recruits.

Maturana lost just one of eight home games. But three bad results in the Hex—draws to Honduras (home) and El Salvador (away) and a 3-0 loss to USA in Nashville—saw Warner swing the axe.

9. Russell Latapy: 13-5-1-7-20-22

Wins: 39 per cent; Draws: 7 per cent; Losses: 54 per cent.

Latapy’s loss record of 54 per cent is the fourth worst of any Trinidad and Tobago coach in this millennium. But he did muster a decent enough win total.

The highlight of his coaching tenure was a 2-2 draw against Mexico in Port of Spain, with the visitors already qualified and the hosts already eliminated. Otherwise there was no standout moment for Latapy—apart from Hayden Tinto’s stunning but temporary equaliser in a 2-1 loss to Mexico at the Azteca.

His last game in charge was a 1-0 win over Martinique at the 2010 Caribbean Cup but losses to Grenada (0-1) and Cuba (0-2) meant Trinidad and Tobago were already eliminated from the tournament at the group stage. And you tended not to survive embarrassing exits in those days.

10. Wim Rijsbergen: 8-3-2-3-15-11

Wins: 38 per cent, Draws: 24 per cent; Lost: 38 per cent.

The combustible Dutchman was allegedly fired for an off-field incident, after forcing an unscheduled wrestling contest on his technical director, Lincoln ‘Tiger’ Phillips. Presumably, Warner waited until he was out of the country to let him know his services would no longer be required.

On the field, Rijsbergen’s tenure was immediately thrown into disarray as the 2006 World Cup bonus dispute meant he never had his full squad for a competitive match. He lost to El Salvador (1-2) and USA (0-2) at the 2007 Gold Cup with a second string team.

11. Leo Beenhakker: 14-5-4-5-13-18

Wins: 35 per cent; Draws: 35 per cent; Losses: 30 per cent.

Beenhakker was okay, right? The ‘easiest’ opponent that the wily Dutchman coached against was Panama, which surely says something. He completed the job that St Clair started and had a memorable five game unbeaten streak against Panama (A) 1-0, Mexico (H) 1-0, Bahrain (H) 1-1, Bahrain (A) 1-0) and Sweden (N) 0-0, which would never be forgotten by those fortunate enough to live through it.

But for Peter Crouch’s cheeky tug of Brent Sancho’s hair in their 2006 World Cup group match, the Warriors had not conceded a goal in Germany and they even had a chance to get to the second round in their final group match. And all that with injury concerns with striker Cornell Glen, first choice central defender Marvin Andrews and goalkeeper Kelvin Jack and a first game red card to Avery John.

Although there are some who would never forgive him for not giving Russell Latapy more playing time—you can’t please everybody!

Beenhakker never lost a game in Trinidad.

12. Dennis Lawrence: 11-2-1-8-7-23

Wins: 18 per cent; Draws: 9 per cent; Losses: 73 per cent.

That 2-1 win over USA provoked 1,000 memes and had Trinidad and Tobago football fans walking with chests puffed out for months. But it was a rare shining moment in Lawrence’s tenure. In fact, he only won one other competitive game, which was his opening fixture against Panama back on 24 March 2017.

13. Rene Simoes: 6-1-1-4-3-9

Wins: 17 per cent; Draws: 17 per cent; Losses: 66 per cent.

Simoes talked a great game and he did have the glow of taking Jamaica to the France 1998 World Cup. But he never really got a grip on things after taking over from Porterfield.

His first act as head coach was to drop Latapy and Yorke for missing training while he cut Anthony Rougier, Reynold Carrington, Ancil Elcock and Dennis Lawrence for being ‘too old’—and this was four years before Lawrence scored the goal to take Trinidad and Tobago to the 2006 World Cup, mind you.

Simoes’ only competitive win was a freakish 1-0 result in Honduras when Trinidad and Tobago played for 70 minutes with 10 players, after midfielder Brent Rahim was ejected, and had the host team hit their post six times.

After a 1-1 draw with Costa Rica and 1-0 loss to Martinique at the 2002 Gold Cup, Warner just stopped paying Simoes, who got the hint.

14. Tom Saintfiet: 2-0-0-2-4-6

The TTFA technical committee decided it would not entertain any coach who had not coached an international team in the previous three years to replace Hart—a curious marker that ruled out not just Terry Fenwick but Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp. Their eventual four-man shortlist was ex-Japan coach Philippe Troussier, ex-Honduras World Cup coach Luis Fernando Suarez, ex-Colombia coach Eduardo Lara and Saintfiet, whose last coaching job was in Bangladesh.

John-Williams was asked to approach Troussier but came back and said Saintfiet was the man for him.

Saintfiet lost two games that saw the Warriors eliminated from the 2017 Gold Cup before announcing his resignation on Facebook, blasting John-Williams’ competency and telling Trinidad and Tobago that their only hope at getting to a World Cup might be in hockey.

Incidentally, Saintfiet’s both defeats were in extra time. Read into that what you will.


Editor’s Note: Stuart Charles-Fevrier never coached Trinidad and Tobago in a competitive match, so his stats were not included. But, for the record, his tally was: 8-2-3-3-8-11.


This has to be 1 the biggest bunch of garbage I have ever read in my life.

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Football / Re: Copa America Thread
« on: July 03, 2019, 05:49:45 PM »
Messi is overrated !

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Football / Re: Scouting for Soca Warriors, the Thread.
« on: June 30, 2019, 06:46:44 AM »


ffisback on his instrgam he has greece/trinidad and tobago ..... there maybe a channce
He looks like a good player it looks like he plays the same position as K Molino.

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Football / Re: Scouting for Soca Warriors, the Thread.
« on: June 30, 2019, 03:50:30 AM »
Panos Nahkid - A.S.V. Geel

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Do you think he will for play for TT after his father left his family and went and start another family in Lebanon.

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Football / Re: 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Thread
« on: June 30, 2019, 03:06:03 AM »
That was some good Haitian voodoo Haiti put on Canada.

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Football / Re: Fire Dennis Lawrence Thread.
« on: June 27, 2019, 09:29:57 AM »
Ever since Look Loy fire Z Vanes it was all down hill for this team nobody was able to bring the team back to that level again.

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