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Football / Re: Che Benny Thread.
« on: June 01, 2021, 09:57:09 PM »
No futsal suitors have come calling?
That's what I'm saying, he was one of our top performers.

Football / Re: Nick DeLeon declines T&T call-up.
« on: May 25, 2021, 03:00:00 PM »
His dad lost his birth paper and doesn't seem interested in getting it, hence he cannot get a passport, Nick wants to play for us.
So can someone else help him in getting his birth paper or does it have to be his dad? I'm not sure how that works.

Football / Re: La Liga Thread
« on: May 22, 2021, 01:07:55 PM »
Can't get this kind of excitement in a super league. Congrats to Atletico Madrid, well deserved in an enjoyable LaLiga season.

Football / Re: Anyone play Football Manager (suggest T&T legends!)
« on: May 19, 2021, 01:07:04 PM »
I just thought I'd resurrect this topic to see if anyone plays FM on the site!
I've overheard ppl speaking about football manager but I honestly have no clue what it is. Is it a video game?

Yea, you can manage a football team from a whole host of countries - all the major ones and a large number of others. You buy/sell the players, pick the tactics set the training, and manage the players. You don't play like FIFA, so it really is a managers game.

You can have the game cover what you don't want to too - they can do transfers etc. It's pretty addicting but not that easy to get into honestly
I don't play video games anymore but this sounds like something I can get into.

And AirMan never come back to de site....

Football / Re: Anyone play Football Manager (suggest T&T legends!)
« on: May 19, 2021, 11:22:17 AM »
I just thought I'd resurrect this topic to see if anyone plays FM on the site!
I've overheard ppl speaking about football manager but I honestly have no clue what it is. Is it a video game?

Football / Re: Women's Football Discussion Thread
« on: May 17, 2021, 11:28:24 AM »
Champions League final today: Barcelona vs Chelsea at 3:00pm TT.

Maybe available here.

According to Chelsea's coach (who I have much respect for) they lost the game before it started. The game was basically over in 20 mins, Barca game out firing and that Chelsea team is no joke. After the game they spoke about how much Barca invested into that team in terms of coaching in the last 2 years and look at the dividends this season, those ladies have been playing entertaining football.

Football / Re: The Futsal Team Thread
« on: May 05, 2021, 11:27:20 PM »
We might need VAR.
Tough one, those guys really gave their all. I haven't been following the futsal developments but from the looks of things we just have to get use to it and find the right set of players for this style of game. Also we have to bring a certain "nasty" to our game. In both games against DR and Gua those guys grabbed, pulled, dived, scraped, took cheap shots, pretty much did anything to give them an edge. From my experience that's how most Latin teams play and we need to add that element to our game since most teams get away with it.

Football / Re: The Futsal Team Thread
« on: May 04, 2021, 09:50:47 PM »
Link for viewing the match versus Dominican Republic. Hopefully it works. 10pm TT time.
:beermug: worked great, good quality. Unfortunately we lost 6-2. I tuned in 2nd half when we were down 3-0 and chasing the game to get some goals, in doing so it left us exposed in the back. Looks like we have something to build on with this team despite the results.

Football / Re: Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« on: April 28, 2021, 10:01:22 AM »
Wow RIP Clyde. I remember when we played USA in Nashville in 2009. When we went to the team hotel after the game, he came out and spoke to us in the lobby. My partner was venting to him and Clyde did his best to reassure him that the team will turn things around. Seemed like a cool fella.

Football / Re: Kits Thread.
« on: April 23, 2021, 11:25:59 PM »
The Soca Warriors were handed BOL kits before their opening Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying fixture against Guyana on 25 March and refused to wear them due to concerns about the quality. Instead, the team continued to play with Joma kit, although the TTFA’s contract with that company expired over two years ago.
The quality does look suspect, looks like merchandise for a recreational/fete match team.

Football / Re: European Super League Thread
« on: April 20, 2021, 10:00:33 PM »
No bluff!
Perez was the mouthpiece, Tampa Bay Bucs and Boston Red Sox were the main drivers.

What the NFL and MLB both have is self governance. The owners select their commish.
The NFL/MLB owners get all the money, and don't have to share anything with a UEFA or FIFA.
The Euro Super Leag, thanks to the Bucs and Red Sox would have been run the same way as
the NFL and MLB.
So, why all of a sudden did it fall apart?
Man City, mid-East owners, Chelsea, Putin patnah. Man U, Arsenal and Livpool, US owners who
have no idea how deep football runs in the veins of UK fans, NO IDEA!!! Daft as the day is long.
Spurs, they came along for the ride, and the green being talked about.

This was dead, IMHO, from the time it was announced.
UEFA and FIFA would have banned all the players from all competitions. The Spanish, Italian, and
definitely the English FA, would have put the sword to each team in the 3 leagues.

Can this happen again? 100% YES!
How do you minimize the possibility of a recurrence 5, 10 years down the road?
Not sure, but measures have to be put in place.

Is a PR talking about dropping out of the league good enough? Or should each of the Prem Leag
teams face some type of punishment?
No, it is not good enough, and yes, each one needs to be penalized, punished, fined, points deducted,
you name it, it needs to happen!


Football / Re: European Super League Thread
« on: April 19, 2021, 11:15:56 PM »
This is the biggest bluff in football.  The negative PR and the possibility of players not being allowed to play in the WC could derail this venture.  I for one don't know how FIFA could ban a player for his/her owner's actions.  Dock points, forfeit games, sure but preventing players from playing in the WC is ludicrous.  The audacity of FIFA to play the morality card is a joke and that goes for UEFA too.  My guess is that the Champions League will have a larger number of teams and more revenue will be poured into it.  That's what the leagues have been wanting anyway...a more lucrative Champions League.  I am a Man United fan and I would be very disappointed if this ESL happens and they join it.  I will still wear the colours but with a heavy heart.   
Not too sure about bluff, from all accounts it seems like Joel Glazer and Fiorentina Perez and willing to push through with that despite the negative PR. UEFA made their sanctions clear now let's see what the English FA and British government does, they've expressed their disregard about the move towards the six clubs now let's see if they'll sanction them. It will be interesting to see the players response, if they'll find ways to terminate their contracts amidst UEFA's threats and play for other clubs or if they'll follow the money.
I'm against this and once again these American owners and their agenda trying to bring the American franchise model in the super league in an elitist format will take away from the "purity" of the game where the West Ham's and the Leicester's a fair chance of earning to right to participate in the league. Just like most American sports, the teams having bad seasons will tank or go through the motions as there's no consequence for a losing season.

Football / Re: English Premier League (EPL) Thread
« on: April 06, 2021, 01:41:56 PM »
Jesse Lingard is rejuvenated and is putting in Messi-esque contributions. Top goal and build ups to goals vs Wolves.

I relly cyah believe you mention Lingard and Messi in de same sentence.
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: True, I should've compared him to Craig Burnley.

Football / Re: English Premier League (EPL) Thread
« on: April 05, 2021, 11:35:49 PM »
Jesse Lingard is rejuvenated and is putting in Messi-esque contributions. Top goal and build ups to goals vs Wolves.

Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Puerto Rico Game (28-Mar-2021)
« on: April 03, 2021, 01:14:30 PM »
Ah even more pissed. One of the things that irked me about this match is that we failed to test the keeper repeatedly ... I elaborated on why privately. Well, guess what! He just called quits on his playing career.

Great send off.

He retired? Don't know if it was just me but with all due respect, that keeper seemed to be a bit heavy but we had him looking like Buffon.

Football / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Thread
« on: March 29, 2021, 07:31:58 PM »
Cayman Islands 0 - Canada 11
:o Looks like Canada sent a message.

Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Guyana Game (25-Mar-2021)
« on: March 25, 2021, 04:50:53 PM »
Read an article in the Guardian today stating that one of our players tested positive for Covid yesterday and the game could be postponed. I haven't seen anything on here so I guess the game's still on.
Update on that.

Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Guyana Game (25-Mar-2021)
« on: March 25, 2021, 04:10:44 PM »
Read an article in the Guardian today stating that one of our players tested positive for Covid yesterday and the game could be postponed. I haven't seen anything on here so I guess the game's still on.

T&T player tested positive before Guyana showdown
Walter Alibey
Thu Mar 25 2021

Final Warm up T&T’s defender Radanfah Abu Bakr, left, warms up with the his team-mates ahead of Thursday's crucial World Cup Qualifying match against Guyana in the Dominican Republic from 7 pm tonight. It will be the opening match for both teams in Group F.

Courtesy TTFA Media

It will be a showdown in Santo Domingo on Thursday night at, 7 pm T&T's Soca Warriors will be up against Guyana at the Pan American Stadium in San Cristobal.

However, there appears to be some level of uncertainty about if the match will be played or not, after a T&T player tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) after PCR testing was done on all members of the team contingent on Wednesday.

According to the TTFA release: "The individual tested positive and was immediately isolated at the team’s hotel. All Covid-19 protocols are being followed and he is presently awaiting a re-test for confirmation purposes."

Guardian Media Sports was informed on Wednesday that the player will be re-tested on Thursday and if the test comes back positive a decision will have to be made.

The release continued: "Strict contact tracing was then performed and all primary contacts have been quarantined, they would then be tested accordingly following the player's re-test results. The player is asymptomatic at this time. The TTFA also respects the confidentiality wishes of the player."

In the meanwhile and staying match focused, T&T has now dismissed the torture of a loss of home advantage as the game was expected to be T&T's home game, and the players are now singing, in one chorus, the need to get maximum points from the contest.

Coach Terry Fenwick will not be at full-strength but will be more than 75 per cent ready, with most of his overseas-based professionals back, namely Levi Garcia (club AEK Athens), midfielder Sheldon Bateau (Mechelen), Aubrey David (Deportivo Saprissa), Khaleem Hyland (Al Batin), Daniel Phillips (Watford), Nicklas Frenderup (Stjørdals-Blink- Norway), Radanfah Abu Bakr (Churchill Brothers- India), and Ronald Primus who also plays in India.

They will all join forces with an equally determined bunch of local players that will be led by talented midfielder Duane Muckette.

on Wednesday, both Hyland and Garcia told the media that the game will be a tough one, but they believe the team will come away winners. According to Hyland: "It will be a difficult game. It;'s the first game of the World Cup qualifiers. Guyana is a tough team from the last Gold Cup game. I did not play that game but from watching from the stands, they have a lot of players in the lower teams in Europe. And they're a team that's trying to be at the level as T&T, so we know we have a tough clash."

The Guyanese held T&T to a 1-1 tie in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2019 in the United States, and have since recruited Brazilian coach Marcio Maximo for the qualifiers.

The defensive midfielder admits the challenging times being posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but said, football is now taking place with the pandemic so they have to focus on the task ahead, saying "Tomorrow is a very important game for us. We need to do our jobs and let God do the rest."

Meanwhile, Garcia who has just returned from an injury is eager to deliver. "I am really excited, it has been a while, so I really want to deliver, and most importantly, try to get as many victories as possible. We all know that there is no easy game and as a team, we're trying to gel together, deliver what the coach is trying to implement, and hopefully, we can get together tomorrow and get a victory."

Today's opening match will be followed by another three days later against Puerto Rico on March 28. T&T is playing out of Group F alongside the Puerto Ricans, the Guyanese, Bahamas and St Kitts/Nevis, with only the winning team advancing to the second round of the qualifiers.

T&TMen's Senior Team Squad

Goalkeepers: Adrian Foncett, Marvin Phillip, Nicklaus Frenderup, Denzil Smith

Defenders: Noah Powder, Leland Archer, Justin Garcia, Neval Hickshaw, Sheldon Bateau, Aubery David, Radanfah Abu Bakr, Robert Primus, Joevin Jones

Midfielders: Duane Muckette, Michael Poon Angeron, Andre Boucaud, Daniel Phillips, Judah Garcia, Khaleem Hyland, Marcus Joseph Jr

Forwards: Levi Garcia, Ryan Telfer, Willis Plaza, Sean Bonval, Jabari Mitchell, Brent Sam.

Football / Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« on: March 10, 2021, 09:56:19 AM »
He looks like he's definitely in form!

Football / Re: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Thread
« on: March 05, 2021, 03:07:09 PM »
As much as I like Zlatan as a player I think he was out of line for mentioning LeBron James name in his comments. LeBron and his team are highly calculated and is well informed on all the issues and he uses his platform to speak out against.

Football / Re: Re: Scouting for Soca Warriors, the Thread.
« on: March 05, 2021, 03:01:55 PM »
danile phillps got a call up ...
Would you happen to know why he hasn't been even on Watford bench since Jan'9th ? Was he injured ?
Did see that on YouTube?

Football / Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« on: February 13, 2021, 04:02:23 PM »
Another good listen. Enjoyed that.
Yes that was a fantastic interview. It was good to hear some his insights during his tenure as the NT coach, never heard him open up like that before. I enjoyed the part about the game in Argentina and Messi in particular, just watched him score 2 incredible goals today. I will say it again, ppl may not have liked some of our results in the Hex but under Hart was best the NT looked since Leo.

Football / Re: New blood...
« on: February 05, 2021, 09:28:40 AM »
Terry Fenwick rejected the use of this scouting network because he said he had his own scouts and connections to locate players in North America and Europe.
Really? If so then it's a damn shame he doesn't have an open mind gain info from a credible source.

Football / Re: Thread for USA vs T&T Game (31-Jan-2021)
« on: January 31, 2021, 11:48:28 PM »
Fenwick has a benchmark now, let's see how the team improves. i won't criticize now given the challenges but I agree with MEP, the formation was surprising given the first outing with a newly assembled squad and lack of chemistry.

Football / Re: Thread for USA vs T&T Game (31-Jan-2021)
« on: January 31, 2021, 06:38:06 PM »

Football / Re: Aubrey David Thread
« on: January 30, 2021, 06:46:42 PM »
Doh focus on senior team caps.

Football / Re: Aubrey David Thread
« on: January 29, 2021, 07:46:23 PM »
Nothing shabby when both of your CBs score. Was curious to see how Centeno would reconfigure his back 4 or who Waston would sit. 

Stay humble and keep wukkin. KW will smile but he not on no skin teet ting on de field.

So, a question fuh de masses framed as a statement. Name another T&T player that has partnered Waston in central defense. Doh waste too much time. :)

Football / Re: Young starlet Antwoine Hackford on scoresheet again.......
« on: January 03, 2021, 08:52:32 AM »
Saw the highlights of the game, he came off the bench and had a shot on target that the keeper had to save. They said he's the youngest player to feature for Sheffield in the Premiership at 16yrs. The way things are going, Sheffield might be relegated this season unless they can seriously turn things around.

Football / Re: Boca v River Plate
« on: January 02, 2021, 12:08:31 PM »
Boca vs River tonight, 8:30 pm TT time. Both teams have an almost identical record (Boca has conceded one less). Both teams are averaging 2 goals per match in their favor.
This should be some entertaining football.

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