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Football / Re: United TTFA vs FIFA, who is really de winners here?
« on: August 30, 2020, 01:02:19 PM »
Take the ban and fight the power ...

I don’t support neo colonialism and the local population selling out and being brainwashed

This is the turning point in our football, stop being puppets for others, time to take a stand and resist

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Football / Re: The football sell outs have revealed themselves in TT
« on: August 30, 2020, 12:55:59 PM »
We now know who they are

They have come forward in numbers to support fifa.

So I hope people pay attention and also don’t talk rubbish afterwards

It’s clear as day who is really against TT rising as a footballing power in the region

Furthermore, it also shows how brainwashed the majority of our people are, you see it in the elections and you see it now...

Dependency instead of selfish sufficiency

Apart from the elections rubbish, for once we agree. FIFA has made a clear grab at power and control

Elections rubbish? Pnm and unc both sold out long time, who do you think has the dictator back? Where do you think Hadad pop up from?

Football is all politics my friend, start realizing the enemy hiding in plain sight or else you will always be fooled
Here’s where you lose me every time. why is it that whenever we establish a little flow you make a habit of muking it up by going off the deep end with some absurd theory, instead of staying in the middle of the road by keeping sane?

mate the government don’t have time for fifa and their nonsense, in fact there’s nothing in it for the government to involve themselves with this organization, and there’s nothing in it for fifa either, why can’t you get it in your head that there’s no conspiracy, just fifa trying to control the confederations that they could, that is if you let them.


Brother it’s more than meets the eye, then govt is indeed intertwined into this but keeps itself well hidden from the line of fire but it operates behind the scenes... it’s always been there and the players involved tells us a lot about the puppeteers

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Football / Re: The football sell outs have revealed themselves in TT
« on: August 30, 2020, 12:53:01 PM »
Does anyone recall the reason(s) stated by FIFA for appointing a Normalization Committee?

In trying to fully/better understand the situation, I have searching but not been successful in finding any communication that speaks of the reason(s).

Financial insolvency was there reason but that was present during the reign of the dictator...

After 3 months in office, it was determined by fifa that Wallace had more than enough time to turn the tide, which was all inherited debt from the Dictator... upon investigation, fifa intervened bc their corruption would have been exposed.. hence triggering the NC to remove Wallace and team and further sabotage our football... bc even if infantino was brought forward he would be excused and get a slap on the wrist, but the mere scandal and TT being allowed free reign is a threat to the hegemony within the region





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Slapped back by Justice Gobin, FIFA's tactic is now fearmongering. Where are the people and their Nelson Mandela backbone? 

All this pressure on Wallace but not a sound during the reign of King David? 

Steups.

Do you know another group of people in the world who are so quick to accept this kinda thing from anyone else?
FIFA don't even have to try too hard. Let their own people condemn their own right to govern their affairs.
Shameful is too weak a concept to describe our people's attitude towards this unjust takeover. "Self-hate! Lack of belief in one's self while believing in others!" The abuser never just "shakes out of it" later and changes his ways, yuh know! This will continue in perpetuity. And they are empowered by the chorus of voices agreeing with their corrupt ways.

I’m happy people are finally seeing what I saw all this time with the local population and the majority of the footballing community.

They only talk about massa day done and all this other garbage but are happy to be ruled, hence the elections and continual support of a two party system that divides..

Hence the bowing to fifa and not having the belly to deal with neo colonialism and undermining.

TT is truly gone through, how can you lead a revolution when the majority of TT don’t support each other, who believe anything foreign is better... its a fight down bc they are weak and brainwashed ...

Wallace needs to stand his ground, it’s time TT football face a ban and learn to stand up for what’s right, they have it too easy, time for the struggle and reality of who controls and how to gain self control and self rule...

The players are also sell outs, if they don’t push against this tyranny

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Football / Re: The football sell outs have revealed themselves in TT
« on: August 27, 2020, 11:13:23 PM »
We now know who they are

They have come forward in numbers to support fifa.

So I hope people pay attention and also don’t talk rubbish afterwards

It’s clear as day who is really against TT rising as a footballing power in the region

Furthermore, it also shows how brainwashed the majority of our people are, you see it in the elections and you see it now...

Dependency instead of selfish sufficiency

Apart from the elections rubbish, for once we agree. FIFA has made a clear grab at power and control

Elections rubbish? Pnm and unc both sold out long time, who do you think has the dictator back? Where do you think Hadad pop up from?

Football is all politics my friend, start realizing the enemy hiding in plain sight or else you will always be fooled

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Football / Re: Robert Hadad Thread
« on: August 27, 2020, 11:10:31 PM »
Hadad as I said before is a figurehead and was a recommendation from the govt

Djw is running the show from behind the curtain and has then govt support

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Just as I have been saying all along

Fifa is saying, if we can’t buy you and control you and you don’t sell out, you don’t play

That’s enslavement and corruption at the highest level

We will remove an elected team that aren’t sell outs and we can’t control, they need sell  :beermug:outs bc TT is a threat and always has been..

People speak about institutional racism, which brother Carmichael coined but do they understand it while it’s happening right in front of them

Cosign Bredda. Loud and clear.  :salute:

 :beermug:

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Football / Re: The football sell outs have revealed themselves in TT
« on: August 27, 2020, 11:06:33 PM »
We now know who they are

They have come forward in numbers to support fifa.

So I hope people pay attention and also don’t talk rubbish afterwards

It’s clear as day who is really against TT rising as a footballing power in the region

Furthermore, it also shows how brainwashed the majority of our people are, you see it in the elections and you see it now...

Dependency instead of selfish sufficiency

Watch the bunch of "Follow Fashions" now that some NBA teams took a stand against playing basketball as they realize that there are bigger issues than basketball threatening their dignity and very existence.
Maybe now (because we can't think for ourselves) we might see some of these change their tune.
So what if we get banned. Football is not worth selling your life out for. If we're going to do anything (such as be part of world football) then do it right. What in the world are we teaching our young?

Exactly brother

Why should we set the examples for the kids that they need to bow to these sell outs who destroy our nation and football..

Stand up for what you believe in, it’s  about time, why shouldn’t TT control it’s own path...

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Football / The football sell outs have revealed themselves in TT
« on: August 27, 2020, 12:51:00 AM »
We now know who they are

They have come forward in numbers to support fifa.

So I hope people pay attention and also don’t talk rubbish afterwards

It’s clear as day who is really against TT rising as a footballing power in the region

Furthermore, it also shows how brainwashed the majority of our people are, you see it in the elections and you see it now...

Dependency instead of selfish sufficiency

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Just as I have been saying all along

Fifa is saying, if we can’t buy you and control you and you don’t sell out, you don’t play

That’s enslavement and corruption at the highest level

We will remove an elected team that aren’t sell outs and we can’t control, they need sell outs bc TT is a threat and always has been..

People speak about institutional racism, which brother Carmichael coined but do they understand it while it’s happening right in front of them

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Let them choose another country to sell out

Next time TT steps on that field it will be on our own terms and with a team that will beat all teams in concacaf

Or under another world football admin with Africa would be even better

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Bring it on...

I rather us stand up than bend over for fifa..

I rather us have a say over our coach who will not sabotage our team and pick the best players and not throw matches

I rather we have a fed we control, rather than outsiders ensuring we don’t succeed to ensure their success instead

I don’t want to see a half ass team with a sell out coach and that’s what will happen if the ban doesn’t happen

No more sell outs controlling our football

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Infantino praised the work of the TTFA while DJW was running the show. During that time, he did not suggest in any way that the TTFAs "fiscal house" was a concern to FIFA.

I really think that the implementation of the NC is to cover up DJWs tracks and protect Infantino. If some evidence turns up about Infantino having knowledge of DJWs shady dealings, Infantino will be seen as just another corrupt FIFA president.

I also think Wallace knows something. I dont think he will go into a fight riding on hope and reason. The  threat of a suspension is real (which will have huge negative repercussions for football in TT), despite that he refuses to follow orders and back down. .

It's about to get interesting.

The cover up is definitely  part of it, but the sabotaging of our football? You can thief and still do well with the team, keep the best coaches and not sabotage ...

This is beyond infantino, he just got another free pass.. it’s more than just this, it’s ensuring TT is not a powerful team or association

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If we field our best team, we can go to the WC...

But that’s never the issue, it’s always admin and politics.. the question is, will WW be able to run the org and get Fenwick to work

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Football / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Thread
« on: August 19, 2020, 01:10:58 PM »
guyana is the team to beat

 :rotfl:

Since when?

The dictator was in charge at that time... if we select our best 11 we have nothing to worry about

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Football / Re: The David Nakhid Thread
« on: June 19, 2020, 01:07:53 PM »
What is more surprising is Abu Bakr lining up with the Government,the PNM,as the saying goes "only in Trinidad".This man is living the life of Riley after committing Treason,should have been shot by a Firing Squad,or serving a Prison sentence for life,and it shudda mean life.This is the hallmark of a Banana Republic. 

Abu has as much "right" to back anybody he want. He did back UNC at one point did he not ? But the irony of this goes back to our legal system. And this I blamed the PNM(Eric Williams, in particular). When we became a republic we should done away with the privy council. We would not have had to deal with the English hypocritical legal system. We get tie up with them and had to release him. If we did not have to adhere to the orders from the privy council, he should have been put out to pasture, or life, as you suggested. Now ask this same opposition to vote out of the privy council, they would laugh in your face.

The reason why I say it English legal system is hypocritical, is with the Abdul Malik case. Abdul Malik killed them people(May They Rest In Peace). One of the dead was Gail Ann Benson, daughter of the big time English socialite. The privy council allowed him to get the rope. If she was not involved, Abdul would have been on TV and writing books, etc, etc.

He got a pardon and we have to live with it. When Robbie said attack with full force, Knolly Clarke, Pantin, John Humphrey and others should have let the army go in. Who knows, TT may have come out far different from what we are now.  Sorry for being so harsh. I am, because the killers in TT making Abu's deeds look like child's play.

The DLP was created to divide the nation, Capildeo didn’t even want to be a politician, he told Eric that, sadly our elders like Williams, Capildeo etc are sell outs. Former Colonials got to them, and that’s why TT is the way it is today.

The unc and pnm carry on this tradition of being in the “house”. They are good friends outside of politics and fan the flames of division to keep the nation stuck in a two party system of politics. It’s  rigged and corrupt and they are controlled by the former colonials.

Anyone thinking that TT has full autonomy is foolish, they don’t understand politics and how this world operates. Autonomy would have meant that TT would have progressed to a level beyond Singapore and would have maintained throughout. That wasn’t the plan, Guyana has also faced the same fate, with the extraction of the gold and raping of the resources.

The construction of the two party system under the Westminster model of governance has destroyed TT and our chances to progress. The pnm has been the biggest benefactor of this, the party that has historically destroyed the nation time and time again. Pretending to support the Afro Trinbagonian base, which is pretense.

We need a separate party that stands to unite and not divide, can’t see either party doing that nor either leader bc they have already been bought.


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We already saw how it went with DL and the fifa subvention, now Fenwick?

Well, all I will say is, you cannot trust Fenwick if he is indeed paid by fifa. I expect the same selling out like with DL.

If it hasn’t occurred to the people on the board, outside of Hart and a few other coaches, the TT senior men’s coaching job is a gold mine for corruption, bribery and a stepping stone.

It’s a coaches ticket to bribes, high level corruption, high salaries from a fifa subvention and zero accountability and results. It also serves as a stepping stone to get in fifas good books. Selling out to ensure TT is kept midway or below, never in the top four.

Subservient and posing no threat like the rest of the Cfu.

I warned everyone before, if Fenwick is paid by fifa through the subvention, it’s game over again...


Provide concrete and ocular proof of such Wild  assertions that such possibilities could be so of senior men's coaches? That they could be ticketed for such possibilities.

You just saw DL and what happened during his tenure and the vast amount of corruption surrounded around him and the dictator... yet you are asking for proof..

Given the fact fifa has paid our coaches with the subvention and that is not enough to understand what Is happening?

What proof are you exactly looking for?

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We already saw how it went with DL and the fifa subvention, now Fenwick?

Well, all I will say is, you cannot trust Fenwick if he is indeed paid by fifa. I expect the same selling out like with DL.

If it hasn’t occurred to the people on the board, outside of Hart and a few other coaches, the TT senior men’s coaching job is a gold mine for corruption, bribery and a stepping stone.

It’s a coaches ticket to bribes, high level corruption, high salaries from a fifa subvention and zero accountability and results. It also serves as a stepping stone to get in fifas good books. Selling out to ensure TT is kept midway or below, never in the top four.

Subservient and posing no threat like the rest of the Cfu.

I warned everyone before, if Fenwick is paid by fifa through the subvention, it’s game over again...

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Football / Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« on: June 13, 2020, 01:45:24 AM »
What was DL contract? How much was he paid?

FIFA was paying his salary. DJW and infantino had that arrangement. Contro was correct on that point when he said that DJW was in FiFA(Infantino) pocket. The part about DL selling out the games is farfetched.

Got it. How much was FIFA paying him though? It seemed like top secret. Was it an average wage compared to other national team coaches? $10 per hour? $100,000 for 3 months? What did DL make so we can compare it to Fenwick's?

soccerman, that is the million dollar question. We don't know. Unless one of the forumites know the answer to that.


Deeks who told you this??

He was paid from the same subvention that Fenwick is meant to be paid from

I read where he is being paid by FiFa. It never stipulated the break down of the contract like Fenwick's contract. I can't remember seeing anything about how much he was being paid. Unless somebody on the forum bring up the specifics to correct me.

Subvention is from fifa, same as Lawrence, hence why Fenwick was complaining about football being shutdown. He needs fifa to pay his salary, if we get banned, that goes away..

That 2.5k mystery sponsor seems shady, why was that included in the contract and the liability falls squarely on the ttfa... it doesn’t even stipulate that a portion of it will be from the sponsor, in fact that should not even be in the agreement and why did Fenwick agree to that and the ttfa?

Bobol on top of Bobol... and people wonder why the nation is where it is and so damn backward...

Will Fenwick reveal who the sponsor is and should we assume the fifa subvention is 17.5k? Which we can also assume was dL salary..

Like I’ve said before, fifa should not be paying our coaches and controlling them. TT has too much money for this rubbish to be happening

The only thing to solve this problem is revolution, which includes getting rid of both political parties..

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Wallace: Refusal to toe line led to ‘normalisation’
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)


William Wallace feels that a decision not to tow the line led to FIFA taking action against his former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association executives who, in the Trinidad and Tobago High Court, are now challenging their dismissal by FIFA, the governing body for world football.

Deposed TTFA president Wallace and technical committee chairman Keith Look Loy were both guests on Steve David’s Field of Dreams programme on Flow Sports, There, they gave their version of events leading up to the takeover of the TTFA on March 17, when FIFA replaced the three-month-old Wallace regime with a FIFA-appointed normalisation committee chaired by local businessman Robert Hadad.

Wallace thinks a bold statement he made on becoming TTFA president last November may have ruffled the feathers of authorities in Concacaf and subsequently, FIFA. He believes regional football bodies did not want a return to the days when Jack Warner commanded a block of 31 Caribbean votes and the power in Concacaf, the body which governs football in the Caribbean, North and Central America. He thinks that with Caribbean votes having decided several FIFA elections, governing bodies are more comfortable with the current pliable CFU leadership.

FIFA pointed to an historic US $7m debt and the threat of creditors levying on TTFA assets as its reason for intervening in Trinidad and Tobago’s football. But Wallace feels his bold statement, tied in with two other things, might have sparked FIFA’S rage.

First was reporting of financial impropriety they found in the TTFA upon taking office and second, a decision to temporarily close the FIFA-funded Home of Football which FIFA president Gianni Infantino personally opened, mere days before Wallace took office on November 24, 2019.

“I made a statement, a bold statement in an interview (claiming) that the voice of the Caribbean was lost in this ‘One Concacaf’. I said I have no problem with the One Concacaf but what I’m saying is that the Caribbean is supposed to maintain an identity and voice within the One Concacaf,” Wallace said.

After repeating the statement during another interview, Wallace said things began to unravel, leading to his executive being summarily stripped of power.

“I got a call from the (United) States, saying to me that the statement ruffled some feathers.” Wallace said.

Wallace spoke of FIFA’S lack of communication with his executive from the onset and further disrespect shown by the world body to one of its oldest members, despite his executives reaching out several times and asking for dialogue rather than confrontation.

“Looking back now, I think the direction in which we were going in, I think it wasn’t a happy place for some people. I think, based on that, action was taken,” Wallace said.

Technical committee chairman Keith look Loy chimed in that openly reporting the financial situation, Wallace’s executive found when taking over the TTFA also shook up those in higher authority.

“When we came in, we said what we saw,” Look Loy said. “that surely ruffled some feathers as well.”

Look Loy described the new TTFA as a sovereign and independent body.

“We are accountable to Concacaf and FIFA and the international organisation we belong to. But first and foremost, we are accountable to our members and the people of Trinidad and Tobago,” he added.

Look Loy hypothesised that their fall out with FIFA stemmed from reporting financial malpractice of the previous David John-Williams-led regime and also refusing to tow the line of the international body, FIFA.

“Because the president (Wallace) indicated early in the game that we are going to chart an independent course, we not kissing anybody’s ring, we don’t see ourselves as beholden to anybody, the people who hold the purse strings at the FIFA decided we cannot abide by this. We have to move these people from office,” Look Loy speculated,

Wallace reckoned that he knew of 33 countries that faced FIFA normalisation.

“The only country that the officers were put out of office for not being culpable for anything, sins that they did not commit, is Trinidad and Tobago,” said Wallace. “And this tells you something.”

“The FIFA (and) Concacaf, one is led to believe, have a political investment in our dependency and the disarray of Caribbean football,” Look Loy put in.

“They do not want strong, independent national associations. They want us forever hanging onto FIFA financing and little more, and do not want a collectively strong Caribbean football Union that could dominate the politics and the development of Concacaf football because we have the numbers.

“They don’t want that. So they quite happy to support the existence of Caribbean football leaders who tow the line, who do what they want and who are terrified of losing funding because they do not wish to have to do the work that will generate independent financing to give them a leg to stand on.”

Wallace promises to fight his case in court regardless of the outcome.

“We are talking about Trinidad and Tobago being banned. Of course there is a possibility of whatever action FIFA can take at the end the day,” admitted Wallace, who is banking on T&T’S fate being decided by collective consensus of all of FIFA’s 211 members rather than just a few individuals.

“If football associations all around the world decide that this is the correct thing to do, well, so be it,” he said.

“This action was taken based on knowing we have a case. We have a very strong case and our case will be taken into account when a decision like this has to be made.”

Look Loy added that many other countries are looking carefully at the outcome of the impending Trinidad and Tobago High Court battle with FIFA.

“We are not the only ones chafing under this colonial relationship with FIFA,” Look Loy said. “Because you have odds stacked against you, does that mean you back away from the fight?”

Key words and sentences in this piece which I love that has come to light and is finally being discussed out in the open:

- colonial relationship - neo colonialism as I have always maintained is at play, to control and oppress

- tow the line - fifa currently wants subservient and obedient slaves that are happy with no real power

- one concacaf - derails the Cfu and the democratic power the Cfu can possess to ignite change and also demand wc births etc and autonomy most importantly

- they do not want a collectively strong Cfu - again as I said, we need our wc births, over 20 nations and no space for us in a WC? I won’t even start with Africa and that over 50 nations also have to fight for limited wc births ...

Towing the line = enslavement

I don’t care if we are banned tbh, I rather we be free and autonomous and unite the Cfu than be slaves to the corrupt

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Neo colonialism

Explain Zimbabwe Ferguson? Where they find this plantation owner to speak?

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Football / Re: United TTFA vs FIFA, who is really de winners here?
« on: June 01, 2020, 01:37:00 AM »
Zimbabwe ...

Answer that hypocrisy

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Football / Re: The Jack Warner Thread.
« on: May 22, 2020, 01:41:02 PM »
:rotfl: :rotfl:
So no comments . Mankind fraid to give jack ah jacket or kudos where due, as Robin Hood was really white and handsome.  :devil:
Bet some ppl think Jack more despicable than Trump.

Jack was wrong, but he had many things correct.

JW always has the insight, the man is a walking library on fifa and it’s corruption

He was wrong in many ways but he’s not stupid and why not tap his brain to improve our football and fight fifa

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FIFA’s Normalisation Committee: Underhanded colonialism?
By Colin Murray (T&T Guardian)


The battle rages on between FIFA, the ex-TTFA (T&T Football Association) executive and periodically, FIFA’s imposed Normalisation Committee. Hopefully, the government has received the message and is staying out.

Strangely enough, I haven’t heard about the salaries owed to staff but up to Tuesday, they remained unpaid and addressing this is supposedly the first assignment of the normalisation committee.

Surely, by now, some arrangement should have been worked out with FIFA and that funding ought to have been enough to pay the salaries of the employees. Perhaps the normalisation committee should give it to the ex-TTFA officials to pay the employees; after all, it is cruel for them to remain unpaid.

But one thing remains abundantly clear of the 33 FIFA members placed under a normalisation committee since 2004: only one was not fully guilty of all the infractions cited by FIFA that would trigger the enaction of a normalisation committee. Can you take a guess which one? These so-called normalisation committees are often perceived as FIFA’s most lethal weapon designed to either remove an association’s executive or work alongside its members when they wish.

But in most cases, the former is chosen simply because those running the member association are not allies of FIFA’s hierarchy. The former TTFA executive was working on a long-term plan to reduce its debt and implement sustainable financial management policies and procedures. After all, they were in office for only three months which begs so many questions on what exactly influenced the imposition of this normalisation committee.

Cast your mind back or undertake some personal research to find out who was openly one of FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s earliest and eventual strongest allies in the Caribbean region? Who was the first Caribbean Football Union (CFU) member association president to support Infantino’s presidential campaign in 2016?

Then let us not forget Infantino’s visit to T&T just six days before the TTFA’s election in November 2019 to support his obvious preferred candidate who lost the election and all hell then, unfortunately, broke loose.

How dare these obnoxious, democratically elected voters not vote for Infantino’s main man? After all, the debt was growing, football was going backward, our men’s team could only beat Anguilla and our women looked disjointed and lacked any team spirit. But most importantly, FIFA was notified through various means about the brewing disaster within T&T’s football and was repeatedly requested to intervene from 2017 - 2019 and decided to do nothing. Why?

Presently in Kenya, the country’s highest sports arbitration body, the Sports Disputes Tribunal has formally requested FIFA to step in and appoint a normalisation committee for the purpose of holding the elections of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF). This request was made on February 17, 2020 and nothing has happened with Kenya’s football elections.

I could go back to 2017 and rehash the state of Kenya’s football and the ongoing problems but that is their business. However, all I will say is just guess who the president of FKF is a strong ally of and you will understand why no normalisation committee has moved into their football.

Do I still need to point out why a normalisation committee was put in place here in T&T’s football? It certainly had very little to do with the state and finances of our football which it should have done over two and a half years ago. But like a spoiled child, a grown man in FIFA did not get the toy he wanted for Christmas and uses the weapon of a normalisation committee to scar our football. Yet still, we have people in this country openly approving this dirty underhand take over of our democratically elected officials.

I must say, I was extremely disappointed to hear the men’s national coach’s comments on this impasse but I do understand he has a job to protect. The gentleman’s indisputable passion for the game of football is second to none. I know many are suffering from this dispute with football fans upset but sometimes it is better to not comment. Your job, when the time arises, is to coach and get results for our national team and I want to hear what your plans are for taking T&T’s football forward. As a national coach, it is best to stay out of politics.

Then there are those from outside like the former chairman of FIFA’s 2014 normalisation committee appointed to Guyana. Quite frankly, I don’t wish to hear from him unless he is going to first tell us just how different were the circumstances in which that normalisation committee was appointed. For him to say, “I sympathise with Wallace and his team, I know how they feel…” shows that he lacks any understanding of this issue. Surprisingly enough, the former Chairman made mention that, “... in 2015 there were talks to appoint a normalisation committee (to T&T) so it really does not make a difference if it is appointed now.” Oh no Sir, it does make a difference.

Remember, in 2015 a new kid came on the block and supported a certain person running for FIFA president so naturally, the idea of a normalisation committee was then dead and buried until that new kid lost the election in 2019. Former chairman of Guyana’s normalisation committee, minding your own business can be challenging indeed.

Then there is the president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), who says the body is not dead but his association is like a ghost so it may as well be dead. You see, there is no longer unity in Caribbean football. It is each for thyself and those who survive, fine, but those sinking, let them sink because you can get into serious difficulty with no assistance from FIFA.

No one has the fortitude quite like Jack Warner did to say to Infantino and company, give this newly elected executive a chance; assign someone from FIFA to work with them and let them find their way out of this mess they inherited. But instead, FIFA comes with this colonialist-style of imposition with a normalisation committee to essentially rob a new executive of a chance to sort out its own affairs and there are people here in support of this.

I will continue to tell William Wallace to listen to Robert Nestor Marley, "Get up stand up, stand up for your rights".

Finally someone using the right terminology in this... colonialism like I’ve been saying

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Cricket Anyone / Re: Adrian Barath Thread.
« on: May 13, 2020, 03:09:04 PM »
What a waste of talent, if it wasn’t for the toxic environment he would have been better than kohli by far... and they spoon fed kohli

Smh, who says you can’t believe in god and play, total nonsense

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Y'all know about this fella?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atiba_Hutchinson

I know we like to follow Trini roots all over the world- never heard anyone talk about this guy.  Now watching him playing against Man City in the UEFA Cup (match played earlier this week I believe).... If I missed a thread about him, hard luck.....

I sometimes teach Eng.. on line. I had a student from Istanbul today. He lives in Besiktas and apparently ATiba Hutchinson is his neighbour
They live in different apartments but he can see AH from his balcony.
I had forgotten about AH but as he has played for PSV Eindhoven and Besiktas and still at Bes. at aged 37 he must be doing something right.

He say AH is  "a good father. Every morning at 9 am he comes out on the balcony and plays with his children."

Not really football related but I was so surprised to hear the name come up in my class and of course I was a Besikas fan when I lived in Ist.

VB

His brother is a friend, we played ball together,  never got called to TT but would have loved to play ...


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So I guess I got my answer  :D :rotfl:

Fenwick lucky Wallace and LL select him, SH would have backed Wallace and saw thru this fifa undermining and supported the rest right position

Fenwick so thirsty to coach the national team that his morality is starting to crumble ...

Smh

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TTFA staff desperate
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)


US$1.25 million in financial relief is coming to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association this week and staff are desperate for it, but an obstacle is presented by the legal wrangle for control of the Association’s assets between the ousted executive, led by president William Wallace, and the Robert Hadad-chaired FIFA normalisation committee.

This week, the TTFA stands to receive its full 2020 allotment after FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed on Friday it would release emergency funding to all its 211 member associations. The money will be emergency relief against the Covid-19 pandemic that has ground sport worldwide to a halt.

With month’s end coming, TTFA General secretary Ramesh Ramdhan, who is working with the normalisation committee at FIFA’s request, yesterday highlighted the immediate need for financial relief. TTFA office staff have not received salary in two months and technical staff, even longer.

“Now that it is official, they (staff) have started calling me,” Ramdhan stated. “A lot of them had been calling me since day before yesterday.”

FIFA had withheld TTFA funding, due in January, while it probed concerns it had within the TTFA. Following its probe, FIFA intervened in the running of Trinidad and Tobago football, presumably through its US$7m debt situation, and appointed a normalisation committee after deposing the TTFA executive. The ousted executive is fighting FIFA’s intervention through an appeal to the International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

Yesterday, Hadad did not respond to either telephone call or WhatsApp message as the Express sought comment. Ramdhan, however, feels a burden will be lifted if they can get some money to staff.

“I will like the staff to be paid. The technical staff as well,” stated the former FIFA referee who through his own initiative, borrowed money to pay salaries the last time staff received money, which was at the end of February.

“I went out of my way to pay the staff because I understand the need for money to help their families. I also wrote the technical staff a letter to be a little more patient until our funding came through,” Ramdhan declared.

Hadad has several times in the past also highlighted an urgent need to pay salaries and Ramdhan revealed he had already furnished him with contracts for staff and technical staff. Now, in the midst of a legal wrangle for control of the TTFA accounts listed with First Citizens Bank, there is the hint that because it is FIFA money, they will likely deposit the money in a new local banking account which their normalisation committee chairman Hadad can access.

“All I can say is, if we can’t use the accounts then we can’t get the money, and then plan B should be an alternative account,” Ramdhan said, adding, “especially in the interest of the staff at this time because the staff will be the biggest commitment we have, apart from debt.”

Ramdhan revealed that he had received a FIFA email informing of Infantino’s plans as early as two weeks ago.

“They did indicate they will send all the money. Normally, we would receive it in two disbursements - one in January and one in July,” he explained. “FIFA’S decision is to send the entire thing because they appreciated that without football being played, there will be no income from gates from football; match fees from friendly internationals. They appreciate that we would need money to keep going in these serious times.”

A FIFA release issued yesterday stated that as part of the measure, all remaining entitlements of member associations to operational costs under the Forward 2.0 Programme will be released in full for the years 2019 and 2020. In particular, the release of the second instalment of operational costs for 2020, which was originally due in July, will be paid immediately. Under normal circumstances, FIFA’s member associations would have only received the full amount of the contribution upon fulfillment of specific criteria, which have now been waived.

President Infantino said it was FIFA’s duty to support those experiencing severe financial distress.

“This is the first step of a far-reaching financial relief plan we are developing to respond to the emergency across the whole football community. Together with our stakeholders, we are assessing the losses and we are working on the most appropriate and effective tools to implement the other stages of this relief plan.”

Wth Ramdhan sell out as well?

Well, the progress really gone down the drain, if he turned against Wallace..

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De question is, if a miracle happen and Wallace win, what will be his plan?

He have ZERO money.

We have no financial sponsorship especially with this coronavirus killing companies pockets.

Not sure if they lose de Avec contract.

FIFA will not give them yearly grant because it go be spite wok.

Why they just didn't hush they mouth, take de little they have, work with de minister of sports, fix de blasted hotel and get on with de wok.

This Robert Hadad fella have money?



Hadco received many life lines from the govt... those govt contracts have made these mediocre businessmen billionaires and worth a lot..

Can Hadad fund TT football through the govt? Yes he can

Will he be a puppet and controlled? Yes he will

Does that guarantee a progressive ttfa, no it doesn’t ... that is left to be seen, especially given the underhanded nature they used to seize power from a democratically elected board

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“Could Mr Wallace not have fixed this problem quietly, quickly and peacefully in order to save any embarrassment to (the) FIFA president, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the Minister of Sport and the former president of TTFA who attended the official opening of the Hotel?”
Suite continued, adding: “It’s the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.”


Yes Arthur. You identify the real victims in all of this. Brilliant.

Steups, fack outta here with this garbage

These men in the house, popping up everywhere..

I didnt realize TT had so many sell outs ... its glaring

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