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Football / Re: TTFA Season Pass
« on: October 10, 2016, 06:03:02 PM »
I bought my pass last week and used it at the Dom Rep game without any hassle. I'm guessing the C. Rica game will be the real test..

My only concern is that there is no personal information being submitted to TTFA  when buying the pass. I think it would be a great idea for them to have a database of information such as Card holders name, contact details, email address, pass nbr etc. This info can be used for marketing purposes i.e updating the membership of deals, incentives, merchandise for sale, upcoming games etc   

Another issue is one of security: Obviously it is up to the pass holder to keep their cards safe and based on the conditions on pass, the TTFA isn't liable or responsible if it is lost, damaged.

However, in the event someone card is lost or stolen, wouldn't it  be great to be able to call the TTFA HOTLINE and inform them that "Card #" was stolen. Upon receiving this info, the TTFA (Using database) can then log the info into their ticketing system, so in the event anyone tries to use it on game day it can come up at gates as a stolen card. The card can be seized at entrance and destroyed. They can have a replacement card re-issued to holder for a fee. This can be an additional source of generating revenue by issuing replacement cards. Something to think about! 

Football / Re: TTFA Season Pass
« on: October 03, 2016, 02:29:59 PM »
Anybody get theirs yet?

Just wish it had or could have some kind of parking something even if an option for off site with a shuttle.
Parking at HCS is impossible. Maybe parking inside the stadium could be for season pass holders only who sign up....anything and something they could add later.

Saw TTFA post on fb over the weekend that the pass will be on sale from tomorrow instead of today..

Football / Re: FIFA News Thread.
« on: October 03, 2016, 02:26:36 PM »
FIFA president wants 48-team World Cup with 16 teams eliminated after one game

By Caitlin Murray
Oct 3, 2016 at 3:34p ET

FIFA president Gianni Infantino campaigned for his job on the idea of expanding the World Cup to 40 teams, but now he wants to expand it even further.

Infantino proposed expanding the World Cup to 48 teams on Monday, according to reports. In his plan, 16 teams would go home after just one knockout match and then the tournament would continue with a 32-team group stage, which is how it works currently.

Under his plan, there would be a play-in round of sorts, where 32 teams would have to duke it out in single-elimination match-ups at the World Cup to be granted entry into the group stage. Another 16 teams would be seeded into the group stage and bypass that play-in round.

The decision on expanding the World Cup field will ultimately be up to FIFA Council, who will look at the proposal in January.

"These are ideas to find the best solution, we will debate them this month and we will decide everything by 2017," Infantino reportedly said. "They are ideas which we put forward to see which one is the best."

The idea would certainly give more teams a chance to go to a World Cup, but it remains to be seen how much support there will be for having 16 teams exit the tournament after just a single game. Another option, if FIFA wanted to consider it, could simply be to have a larger group stage with 12 groups of four teams, rather than the current eight groups of four teams. Or alternatively, each of the current eight groups could be expanded to six teams.

The World Cup used to have 24 teams before it was expanded to 32 teams in 1998. That has been the format ever since.

Football / Re: TTFA Season Pass
« on: September 28, 2016, 01:40:49 PM »
TTFA and NLCB team up to launch season pass program
TTFA Media

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association today launched a new partnership with the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) that entails the introduction of a Season Pass Program for all of its official National Team Matches through to November 2017, inclusive of the five home games in the CONCACAF Final Round starting with the clash versus Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on November 11th, 2016.

At a launch at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on Wednesday, TTFA President David John-Williams received a cheque valued at $250,000 from NLCB Acting Director Ricardo Borde which will cover the program that will entail fans to accessing not just the Senior Men’s Team games, but all official National Team matches involving the Men and Women Senior and Youth Teams through to November 2017. There will be additional benefits such as a 20 percent discount on official TTFA merchandise, access to selected National Team training sessions and meet and greet sessions with the Players and reserved stadium entry access on matchdays. Season pass holders will also qualify for a draw where one lucky patron will receive a match ticket for the Final Match of the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia.

The Season Passes cost $2,000 (Covered Section) and $1,000 (Uncovered Section). These season passes will on sale to the public at First Citizen’s Bank branches from this coming Monday. FCB is the official retail partner for the program. There will be 5,000 season passes for the uncovered section and 1400 for the covered section.

I95.5 FM has also come on board as official broadcast partner for the promotion of the season pass program.

The TTFA also announced the presentation of season passes to longstanding and outstanding contributors to local football and other sports including Alvin Corneal (former national coach and player), Leroy De Leon (former national player), Sedley Joseph (former national coach and player) Edgar Vidale (former national coach), Bobby Sookram (Former National Player) Lennox Pilgrim (administrator) Osmond Downer (former FIFA referee), Rudolph Thomas (former administrator), Everald “Gally” Cummings (Former National Coach and Player), Jean Mouttet (Former National Goalkeeper), Keshorn Walcott (Olympic athlete), Akeem Stewart (Paralympic Athlete), Nyoshia Cain (Paralympic Athlete).

Further presentations of this kind will made over the course of the coming weeks.

John-Williams also announced plans by the TTFA to launch a Football Hall of Fame within the next 12 months.

Meantime, tickets for the upcoming Caribbean Cup Qualifier against Dominican Republic, which also serves as a qualifier for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, will go on sale from Thursday at all Sports and Games outlets, all Kenny’s Sports Shops and Ramsingh’s  Sportworld in Couva. Tickets cost $200 (covered) and $100 (covered). The game is scheduled for 7pm on October 5th at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Football / Re: TTFA Season Pass
« on: September 28, 2016, 01:09:30 PM »
Excellent news by the TTFA... So long we begging for this...  Ah ready!!! :wavetowel: :wavetowel: :wavetowel:

Football / Re: Chris Birchall Thread
« on: September 26, 2016, 04:55:48 PM »
Wishing Me mum all the best with his new club... Rel General for the red, white n black  :beermug: :beermug: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Football / Re: 2016 CFU Men's U-17 Championship Thread
« on: September 20, 2016, 06:00:07 PM »
Come on fellas, wake d eff up... We could do this... Impossible is nothin

Football / Re: 2016 CFU Men's U-17 Championship Thread
« on: September 20, 2016, 05:58:42 PM »
Jamaica take lead 1-0  :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing:

Football / Re: 2016 CFU Men's U-17 Championship Thread
« on: September 18, 2016, 08:23:49 PM »
A win is a win, 3 points in the bag.... Them youths better bring the A+ game against Jamrock..... 

Football / Re: 2016 CFU Men's U-17 Championship Thread
« on: September 17, 2016, 12:50:15 PM »
In all meh years going and watch T&T play, yesterday was the fuss time I walk out a match before it finish  :frustrated: :frustrated:... Them fellas had no determination, no hunger, no vision, lacked formation, seemed uninspired.... As I mentioned elsewhere, hopefully is jus nerves and they'll grow and become more cohesive as the tournament progress... Latapy, can't take all the blame, but he sure as hell need to shoulder some..  With all that said, ah still supporting, and will be there on Sunday again, doh make meh waste my blasted $30 please

Football / Re: 2016 CFU Men's U-17 Championship Thread
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:04:33 PM »
Is the U17 going to be televised? Are there any links?

Good luck with dat, it done hard as it is getting televised games when the Senior teams playing far less the youths... ::) Best bet probably radio I95.5fm

Football / Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« on: September 12, 2016, 10:50:40 AM »
WATCH: Levi Garcia scores his first goal of the season in AZ Alkmaar’s 2-0 win over Willem II Tilburg.

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 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: Sweet goal! Great hustle to pressure the defender as well...

« on: September 12, 2016, 10:11:19 AM »
Well, well, well.... Boat ride is just the tip of the iceberg...

Had this info since last week... I wasn't gonna post anything, but I know for a fact that some of the players also went on the Avenue, think ARIA after the Guatemala game and came in to there hotel around 3am in the morning and had to leave the hotel around 6am to catch the flight to JAX.... Heard SH was furious and real buff man.... That may explain there lackluster 2nd half against the US...

Football / Re: Trevin Caesar Thread
« on: September 10, 2016, 09:36:01 AM »
Well done Bredda. keep up the great work.  :beermug: :beermug: :salute:

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (6-Sept-2016)
« on: September 09, 2016, 09:23:27 AM »
If I was MR Williams I would be calling  Jamaica to see if they could lend us there coach for the hex since they already knock out.

 :flamethrower: :flamethrower: FOH

Football / Re: David John Williams Thread.
« on: September 09, 2016, 09:11:04 AM »
I missing somethin here.... Why Selwyn Melville battling the TTFA for ownership of 'Soca Warriors' name...?   ??? ???

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (6-Sept-2016)
« on: September 08, 2016, 04:27:25 PM »
This has to be the biggest defeat the U S A has inflicted on TT in a WC game Heart has proven that he cannot coach at this level if he remains at the helm its all downhill from here Heart will bring TT back to the days of B ST Clair when TT use to get so much goals in we tail.
MR Williams has to make his 1st serious decision do I fire his backside now and piss off the locals or wait  till its after 3 to 4 games when the campaign is on its death bed like TT normally does, I await your decision MR Williams.


Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (6-Sept-2016)
« on: September 07, 2016, 02:19:27 PM »
The Road to World Cup Glory is like any road in Trinbago... Plenty Traffic, deep Potholes, minor and major Accidents, Police with Speed gun, and a$$hole drivers cuttin in front trying to delay you from getting to your destination.....

That's all last night was a lil bump on the way to our destination... The course has been set, the car have plenty gas and the drivers and Passengers healthy... Onward to our destination #Russia2018....    :beermug: :beermug:

Football / Re: Time to train the waggonists
« on: September 06, 2016, 03:26:22 PM »
Touches yuh damn right.... Agree 100%

My thing though is It could be done, it's just a matter of will. Trinbagonians know how to support and make noise, we do it for cricket. We just have to find a way to transfer that same passion into our football games...

I must say tho, I joined this forum in early '05 using another handle. One of my expectations in joining, was that this fan club would have been the ones to bring that kinda vibe for games at the HC. I'm yet to see it. I've sat around WN section by the corner flag many times and sorry to say there was no vibe at all, maybe except the one time we had the Rhythm section for the Peru game prior to the guys leaving for Germany, we've never really created a stir...  If we the die hards cyah create the vibes, we really expect the waggonist to? This ting need to start with us. We have to set the example!

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (6-Sept-2016)
« on: September 06, 2016, 11:08:24 AM »

The USMNT would be better off in World Cup qualifying if they lost to Trinidad and Tobago
The schedule for the group's second-place team is better than the one for first.

By Ryan Rosenblatt
Sep 6, 2016 at 10:21a ET
If the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, they will win Group C in the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. It's not something that's just expected -- the Americans are historically dominant on home soil in qualifying -- but also viewed as a positive. After all, first place is better than second place. Except in this case it's not. The Americans would be better off finishing in second place.

The top two teams from the group both advance and the Americans are all but guaranteed to be in that top two. There is no real competitive advantage to finishing first over second either, with the final round being a double round-robin and all the teams being thrown into a random draw for scheduling. But the draw was already held and, as luck had it, the schedule for the second-place team in the United States' group is much easier than the schedule for the first-place team.

The team that finishes first in Group C will play Mexico at home, then likely Costa Rica away for their first two games of the Hex in November. That's a very tough start to things and if the Americans win Group C, they might find themselves in an early hole in the Hex.

On top of that, the U.S. would have to play at Mexico in June, which is historically the second hottest month in Mexico City. Considering the extreme heat at Estadio Azteca is one of the reasons it can be among the hardest places in the world to play, it's something the Americans would like to avoid.

Finally, finishing first in Group C would mean that the U.S. would have to finish the Hex away from home. The U.S. haven't lost a qualifier on American soil since 2001, so they have a huge home-field advantage and would probably like to finish the round with a home match, just in case they need it to qualify.

It's not as if finishing first in Group C is a complete waste. They do get to play every home match of the Hex on a Friday if they top the group, which would probably mean bigger and more boisterous crowds. There's also the optimists view that if they can get four (or even six) points from their first two matches against Mexico and Costa Rica then they're sitting pretty for the rest of the Hex.

Still, finishing second in the group looks a lot better. They would host Costa Rica to open the Hex then head to Honduras or Canada (depending on which team advances). That's not too bad. The Americans also wouldn't visit Mexico until October, when the weather is cooler. The match would be the first match of the FIFA double date, so the team would have several days to acclimate to Mexico City's altitude, if they wanted to fly in early. Toss in it spreading their toughest matches out throughout the year-long Hex so they don't have any harrowing back-to-backs and you have a much kinder schedule.

Of course, the U.S. will try to win their match against Trinidad and Tobago. Winning is always good and Jurgen Klinsmann will be happy to get some momentum heading into October's friendlies and then the Hex in November. Everyone always wants to finish in first place, too. The Americans will probably win and Klinsmann and Co. can rightly say they did their job. Because they will have.

Afterward, the U.S. will say they like their Hex schedule and think they have a great chance to get two good results right from the start. That they can't wait to get to Columbus, Ohio to play Mexico in November, and that they'll be hoping for some cold weather. Again, as they should.

But as they do, it will be hard to look at the Hex schedule for the second-place team in Group C. It really does look a lot easier.

Football / Re: Ricardo John Thread
« on: September 05, 2016, 05:32:15 PM »
We need to see some of that hustle from KJ tomorrow night as well as the remainder of the Hex

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (6-Sept-2016)
« on: September 05, 2016, 02:29:58 PM »
Ah hope Hart see wha going on here

Was never in doubt. USA coming all out to try and not only win but they wanna embarrass T&T and send a message to there own supporters and CONCACAF. This game is about their Pride and they can't stomach the thought of running 2nd to T&T. It's also the fact that Klinsmann's job could be on the line if they don't deliver. As far as I'm concerned ALL the Pressure is on the US, so we just have to go and play our hearts out,  take the game to them and bring home the result like I know we can. 

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (6-Sept-2016)
« on: September 05, 2016, 12:13:38 PM »
I think the statement is accurate. If it's one thing this squad has over other teams... Is the ability to score goals, and even better, they can come from a variety of players than in the past...

Football / Re: 2016/17 Hexagonal Series Thread.
« on: September 05, 2016, 11:34:09 AM »
ok people the last three games we played at home, I repeat last three games we played at home have had great turn outs from the public. More than 80% of the HCS full! So no need to worry about T&T coming out to support our team.

Agreed, we have the public support...

But my Issue is not with the numbers, is what we do when we inside the stadium that counts.... We need to be more bacchanalish, gimme a chance and I woulda remove every blasted seat in UC and make people stand up whole game... More Vibes Needed!

Also the TTFA or Vendors better sort out the liquor license in time for Hex and not have a repeat repeat of the madness on Friday. Cuz the more man drink the more noise they make!  ;D :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (6-Sept-2016)
« on: September 05, 2016, 11:16:46 AM »
Gettin a strong vibe in my gut that KJ gonna have a massive showing in this game...

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Guatemala Game (2-Sept-2016)
« on: September 03, 2016, 06:59:01 AM »
Not our best game, but we got the result needed to take us into the Hex. Not to mention we still unbeaten in group stages.... Bring on the USA... I really think the boys capable of getting a result on Wednesday. Not to mention over the past year, we played some of our best and most attractive football on the road... Impossible is nothin  :beermug: :beermug:

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (6-Sept-2016)
« on: September 01, 2016, 03:21:41 PM »
For those making the Trip to JAX. Saw that Hurricane Hermine is enroute to the Florida Coastline and should make land fall by tonight and Jacksonville is listed under TS watch. Please be on the Alert and monitor where necessary.

Would be good to get some updates from relevant authorities as this could potentially impact travel, as well as the game itself...

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Guatemala Game (2-Sept-2016)
« on: September 01, 2016, 09:54:22 AM »
Any feedback from any TTFA officials on how ticket sales going? Heard some people were trying to get at some booths earlier and they were told tix Sold out.

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs USA Game (6-Sept-2016)
« on: September 01, 2016, 09:45:59 AM »
Key USA players who will be missing:

Clint Dempsey - Irregular heartbeat
Jermaine Jones - Knee injury
John Brooks - Back injury
Gyasi Zardes - Broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot

The US has a lot of depth. But those are key players who have been in the national set up regularly..

I smell an upset in SVG!

Well Boy! If SVG manage to pull off a Coup against US, Trini should supply dem with FREE OIL for a year as a Thank you!

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