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Football / Re: Public star in Jabloteh horror show.
« on: November 14, 2009, 09:26:05 AM »
Can't give you a number but the stadium was filled. Don't think I noticed much empty seats.

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Football / Re: Public star in Jabloteh horror show.
« on: November 14, 2009, 07:13:28 AM »
Yes it definitely was a horror show by Jabloteh who looked like a non-professional team last night. They played with no desire, no cohersion, no game plan, no discipline, no communication. Their defence, midfield and fowards played like three seperate units and never looked interested in supporting each other.

Yes Joe Public playing at home could have given them an advantage but from the first wistle Public was the better team by far and the only fault I could have found in their game was the score line which should have been atleast 8 easily.

Hopefully Jabloteh can get back on track next season. One note about the Jabloteh defence was that they missed Dennis Lawerence badly at the back.

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Football / SOUTH ZONE INTERCOL FINALS
« on: November 09, 2009, 09:21:42 AM »
ANY ONE KNOW WHAT TIME THE SOUTH ZONE FINAL AT MANNIE RAMJOHN IS TOMORROW. THIS IS GOING TO BE A SUPPER GAME AND I'M TRYING TO SEE IF I CAN FIT IT INTO MY SCHEDULE.

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WHAT THEY NEED TO REALIZE IS THAT THE WORD PROFESSIONAL IS A VERB NOT A NOWN. THEY DREAM OF BEING A PRO FOOTBALLER BUT HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT REALLY MEANS. THEY CAN'T WANT TO BE THE NEXT YORKE BECAUSE HE PUT IN THE WORK WHEN HE WAS AT VILLA SO HE COULD GET TO MANCHESTER.

GARY NEVILLE IS A PURE SHITHOUND BUT HE'S A PROFESSIONAL AND THIS HAS CARRIED HIM THIS FAR IN HIS CAREER.

EVEN IF YOU MADE THE T&T NATIONAL TEAM UR STILL A SMALL FISH IN A BIG POND. THEM GUYS NEED TO WAKE UP AND SEE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT FOOTBALL CAN GIVE THEM AND REALLY TAKE THESE CHANCES.

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Pointman,
                That is a good idea. But the clubs themselves have to take the iniative though. I know when Jabloteh had all the money from Clico, they use to do some community outreach, but all that probably done now.

Another problem I have with league is the location of the stadiums as to where the clubs are. Some of them teams playing their home games too far from their home base. Like I said before, jabloteh and AIA should play in Aranquez. Build an small stadium and let the 2 of them share it. Let Rangers, Mau Pau and DF play in a small stadium(turf field)in GeoV park. It will ease on the wear an tear on the HCS field. I have no solution for Arima and central. Two areas have stadium but no viable local team. Especially Arima(it is a damned shame). Connection has part of  central and the whole of south(maybe up to princess Town) to themselves. But like fellas indicated, marketing and huge infusion of cash can go a long way in enticing the waggonists to leave their x-box and playstations and support their local teams.

The siting of the stadii was a problem in the first place. It was myopic by Jack and his cronies in the UNC at the time.
Each locale has its own football supporters but what they did is site these stadii away from the center of support.

Larry Gomes : Should have rehabilitated the Velodrome.
Mannie Ramjohn : Should have rehabilitated Skinner Park
Dwight Yorke : They should have used Shaw Park
Marvin Lee : Taguarica ground (TESCA ground)
Ato Boldon: Should have been Brechin Castle. (Where W Connection is now)

They should have built one in Coronation Park and Point Fortin.

Simple, simple, now the teams that are based in these stadii have to wait for gradual build up.



Excelent point about the location of the Stadiums. I too believe that older venues should have been rehabilated. It's a real shame the decision they made but it has already been done so we have to work with it.

The clubs do play far from their home base but with proper marketing this can be remedied by putting together transportation for fans.

Over the past few years the quality of the league was really crappy. I have seen improvement this season and it comes as an account from having players playing football full time over the past few years but a lot of work has to be done to pring the fans back to football. As a business man in T&T I wouldn't support the league in it's current condition bacause it's just trowing money away. There really needs to be a long term marketing plan in place to encourage the businessmen to attach their business name and image to the product.

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The major issue with this league is MONEY. The teams don't have to share their development plans but if they shared a joint marketing and advertising plan then the cost will be shared equally and this will increase attendance which in the long run will benefit all involved. There needs to be some sort of joint effort by all teams to grow the league. I would suggest contacting the league directly, maybe getting Skene's email address and send him your suggestions. If he's not egotistical he should be receptive and be open to suggestions to help him accomplish the league's objectives.

Most of the players who have transfered to leagues in Europe come from the few top clubs so the money stays with them. There needs to be some way to put balance and parity in the league either through a draft system like the NBA or NFL or like with the MLS where parity is controlled to an extent by a salary cap. Th eonly way this league will survive IMO is by teams being feeder clubs for bigger global leagues and this I believe is attainable but if the likes of Connection, Joe Public and Jabloteh attract all the top players because of their ability to pay better salaries then they will control all the revenue from player sales.

Skene can be the best businessman in the world but without resources he faces an impossible task  but I question his ability because I see ZERO attempts to properly market this league. If you look at their web site today it has not been updated since Friday's game results so we know when and where the next round of games will be held. How would the poor mad allocate his limited resources to football if he doesn't know whats going on this coming weekend?

Compare the following sites
http://www.schoolsportcentre.com/sports.php?action=football and http://www.ttproleague.com/cms/






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Football / Re: Connection dump Caledonia out Toyota Classic.
« on: November 02, 2009, 05:04:32 AM »
Caledonia should have easily won this game. They were the better team on the night but poor finishing plagued them. Connection did not start all their regulars and it plagued them as AIA played great defensively but three 2nd half substitutions by Connection bringing on their regular starters made a big difference and they were able to equalize and well Caledonia should spend their off season working on taking penalties. They were woeful.

Cupid took a great penalty.

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WOW, That's a lot of different topics you have posed here but I will try to give my opinions on as many as possible. Having lived in the US for a almost half my life and recently moving back I used to ask the same questions and over the past year I have been coming up with answers based on what I have seen. I will speak on my experience attending games in South Trinidad.

The PRO League is a PRIVATE enterprise in Trinidad. I have heard that teams can get subsidies from the Govt but I don't now much about it. With that said the I don't believe that their is a common agenda in T&T for football. Football has been a part of our culture for generations but people can't go out and support it if they don't know that it's happening. If you look at the MLS who's attendance was awful in their early years it grew steadily each year and now they have an almost guaranteed turnout for each game. This had a PLAN that was properly executed. It is my belief that the PRO league in  Trinidad does not have this. On a scale of 1-10, I would give the league the lowest grade for marketing and advertising. I don't live far from Mannie Ramjohn Stadium and if I don't aggressively search out information on games I would not know what is going on. The League web site gives information on games a few days before they will take place so no one can really plan to attend these events. There are NO billboards, very little news paper, TV and radio coverage. These things cost money and the league does not make any money so they are in a vicious cycle that will continue until they come up with a 5 to 10 year plan to develop the league. Understand that they will loose money beginning but know the point at which they will strategical meet their targets to become a sustainable business. With a plan in place I am sure they will be able to get sustainable Govt and Corporate sponsorship.

I will say that for the Concacaf Champions League games the turn out was much different. The camera view would not allow you to see this as the camera is on the side of the Stadium where most fans sit. We're not going to get 10,000 fans to these games but the turn out is 100 times the attendance of a regular league game in South. I will say this there was a huge noticeable difference between the product on display for a Champions League game versus a league game and possibly because there is special funding from Concacaf for this.

In my opinion right now the league is made up of 12 organizations. The 11 teams that take part and the League office. Each with their own agenda. "Together we Aspire, Together we Achieve" does not exist in Trinidad though it's the country's MOTO. Until this happens this is what will happen. Joe Public, W Connection and probably Ma Pau will survive because they have deep pockets behind them. Defence Force, Petrotrin and Police will survive because they are basically Govt sponsored. Cal AIA have a nice team but I hear they are struggling financially. With Clico out the picture I'm not sure what's going to happen to Jabloteh. The other 11 spots may just get rotated by teams that will come and go by enthusiastic people getting involved but unable to meet the reality of maintaining a team in the league past a few years.

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Football / Re: Should Rafa be fired?
« on: October 31, 2009, 02:36:28 PM »
Not a Liverpool fan and like Rafa even less but based on results I feel like he has topped off his potential to get more out of this team and he's hasn't really built a strong team at Liverpool. Inconsistency is their biggest problem. I say fire him but since Liverpool has two owners who can't agree on anything it's unlikely that he will be fired anytime soon.

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Football / Re: Steve Bruce anxious to solve Kenwyne Jones riddle
« on: October 31, 2009, 02:33:47 PM »
So you know better than Bruce, Terry, Keane, and a whole heap of coaches and media in Britain eh?

Allyuh good yes.  ;D
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Roy Keane has yet to prove that he's a good manager or judge of tallent. Terry only said that Kenwyn was one of the best at heading the ball (his height advantage). Bruce would be silly to critize his 40K a week striker if he wants him to improve. If Bruce was able to get a better striker for cheap Kenwyn would ride the bence without a second look.

Remember when Diouf starred at the World Cup and Liverpool paid 10 million for him. I guess that manager was now wrong. Even Fergie get it wrong from time to time.

I'm not saying that he does not have potential but I wonder how motivated he is to get to a higher level.

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Football / Re: Steve Bruce anxious to solve Kenwyne Jones riddle
« on: October 31, 2009, 12:36:58 PM »
He's not a good striker. His height has allowed him to score many headers and he has had a few good goals scored on shots at goal but overall he's not really a good striker.

He should make sure and always send Tottenham a Christmas basket each year. Thanks to all that talk about paying 10 million for him Kenwyn got a new contract and make more money now than Yorke made in his prime. I could see the frustration at paying so much and getting so little.

He could be back in the Championship division after this contract unless he really puts in some extra work to develop into a good striker.

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Football / Re: TTPROLEAGUE.COM Website
« on: October 30, 2009, 08:23:27 AM »
Still no site. Yesterday being the 29th of October means that the annual subscription was not paid so until that happens ZERO. May take a few days.

The league is definitely managed poorly and partly due to lack of funding and this is not going to change until a different approach is taken to the league. We now see the benefit to the way the MLS started up by being ONE organization. The MLS started up with the knowledge that they would loose millions teh first couple of seasons before the league really got going and they accepted that. Now their attendance is way up, corporate sponsorship is available and they are now operating much more profitable. The T&T Pro League operates on a year by year basis and it will be no surprise if one year it just ups and folded.

There is ZERO Marketing, almost ZERO advertising by the league. Why would any intelegent business man want to associate himself with a league that has ZERO visability. Unfortunately part of the problem with advertising and marketing is funding which the LEAGUE lacks. There is the league management and then there is each team INDIVIDUALLY. There is no joint effort by the teams to market the league and there is no major sponsorship for league office to do it either. If you can't maintain a web site properly how can you run a league?

Of the 11 teams

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Football / Re: $50,000 Toyota Classic begins tomorrow.
« on: October 29, 2009, 07:48:55 PM »
Don't hold your breath waiting to find out where the games are being played. Most likely at the usual venues (the stadiums) but date, time and teams is always last minute information. This has probably been my biggest complaint about the league. Their public relations and communication is awful but I am told that the media does not help them much with reporting the correct information when ever their are changes.

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Football / Re: TTPROLEAGUE.COM Website
« on: October 29, 2009, 07:42:44 PM »
A reliable source has informed me that the TT Pro League is in need of a web master. Anyone out there interested. They need help badly.

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Football / Re: Love this article....To go Pro or not
« on: October 26, 2009, 05:22:02 PM »
I am sure Shahdon Winchester will go pro once intercol is over. He didn't do well in school so has no chance of getting a school scholarship. His only option now is to go pro with Connection and hope for a foreign contract.

It's a tough choice for these kids and their famalies. There is a story going around of a player from south who got his subjects and offered a scholarshi[p but had signed a pro contract with a local team there by cancelling his college schol. Just bad advise some of them are getting.

My opinion is unless you have some serious foreign interest in you coming out of school further your education and forget about the PFL. Continue your football career in college and keep your options open for an overseas contract (like Shaka Hislop). If that does not work out for you you have an education you can come back to Trini and play ball and have somereal employment options open after you retire from the game.

I have not seen much in Shahdon Winchester's game so far to suggest that he will make it outside of Trinidad and I wonder what he will do after his football life is over.

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