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Football / Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread
« on: March 31, 2023, 04:52:30 PM »
I get the frustration, but after firing Eve who are we relying on to select a good coach? The same people who pick Eve in the first place?

You cannot have a federation racked with spinelessness and mediocrity, and in this kind of disarray and expect to be in the upper tier in COCACAF. Whether it be senior, youth male or female.

For all of Eve's glaring faults, we have beaten Bahamas, and Jamaica at home. and tied with Nicaragua, conceding 1 goal, scoring 5. Jamaica and Nicaragua without Molino, Levi, Daniel Phillips or Muckette, arguably our most effective players.

There is no value in throwing money at a 'super coach' to play Grenada, Guyana, Puerto Rico and Suriname and ignoring the issues that have been rotting the football for well over 10 years.


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Football / Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread
« on: March 29, 2023, 10:55:20 AM »
ZANDOLIE EXCUSES EXCUSES EXCUSES... who are the big name coaches ? Have you ever paid attention to angus player selection

What excuses. Eve has serious deficiencies as a manager. His decision making and ability to adapt on the fly appears very poor. Again, he seems to be a good coach/trainer in terms of solid defensive structure as expected in modern international football (Jamaica, Bahamas etc), but terrible in terms of his in-game tactical responsiveness.


But at this point no coach taking us to the world cup in 2026.  Lets get that out of the way. I don't see the point in hiring a big coach when we are parked near the bottom of the world not just in rankings but in governance

More energy has to be directed to building a strong federation, bolstering the local leagues and developing a  competent youth development system.

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Football / Re: Fire Angus Eve Thread
« on: March 29, 2023, 01:31:11 AM »
Fire him and then what??? No fitball for three years, a local league that is professional in name only, nothing remotely resembling a competent development program, and  we basically in receivership. We really going to ignore harsh reality of these conditions and hire a BIG COACH in a futile attempt to get to the next world cup? No sah!


Beenhakker had Yorke, Latapy, Jones, Edwards, Shaka, Stern, Whitley and Cornell Glen. And we barely made it. Not even he could take this current lot to 2026.

Its like asking Lewis Hamilton to qualify for F1 with a 1969 Morris Minor. With no gas


We in a rebuilding phase, without the rebuilding. Lol, the patient does not need a lift and tuck, is pure cancer treatment.

Maybe the money spent on big name coaches in the last 15 years would be paying dividends had it been put into a thoughtful overhaul of the game, comprehensive youth development program, or modest facilities upgrade for 'professional' teams.

Job #1 is to sort out our financial mess. Job #2 is to clean out the old guard and bring competent people to run the game. Without this it will be decades spent in the football graveyard

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Nicaragua Game (27-March-2023)
« on: March 29, 2023, 12:22:20 AM »
Eve seems to do some scouting and prepare for the opening tactics of the opposing team. But why is he surprised at the dirty tactics of these Central Americans? That is who they are and how they play.

And he is quickly lost when having to adapt to changing conditions on the field. The difference between a coach and a tactician might not be apparent in practice but its huge in the clutch. Trinidad and Tobago has some great coaches. And zero great tacticians.

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It would be good if this fella was vindicated by having an outstanding season. But other local players have been doing well under national team training.

The proof will be in the pudding.

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"I does pay my players. He (Eve) does not pay them.

We does ask him (Eve) to play us a game and he never does. He will play Army three times a week. He will play Police. He will play Club Sando. But he will never play Rangers.


What allyuh think ?

According to him, Rangers "does train harder" than the national team. They are currently in 7th spot out of 12 teams the TT PFL.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement of a better training system.

Maybe he is trying to make a point about the haphazard approach of the national governing body. 





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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Jamaica Game (11 & 14 of March-2023)
« on: March 14, 2023, 08:09:31 PM »
"Michel Poon-Angeron finally grow into the potential Terry Fenwick saw. God keep him healthy I think he will be the Latapy of the future"

Blasphemy!

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Jamaica Game (11 & 14 of March-2023)
« on: March 14, 2023, 08:00:37 PM »
Good show fellas. Have not seen a mostly local team keep its shape and penetrate past the half with short passing since the 2006/2007 Caribbean cup against this level of opposition.  :beermug: :beermug: :beermug:

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: July 01, 2022, 10:59:46 AM »
Does the local association map the career trajectory of national youth team players? Is it me or do they tend to end up playing in 2nd tier local leagues after U-20? Have consistent barriers to success in the professional league been identified for these youth? If yes how can these barriers be reduced?

There are a lot of players who represent at CONCACAF or greater tiers then fall into national obscurity soon after. Strikers especially.

Im thinking Juma Clarence, Jamaal Gay, Jerrel Brito, Dwight Quintero, Neil Benjamin, Kadeem Corbin, Aikim Andrews, Kishun Seecharan, Kathon St Hillaire, Brent Sam, Jamille Boatswain, Isaiah Lee among others.

Im not even touching on youth development.

Im asking if national youth strikers are being transitioned into the top professional local league then getting contracts abroad at comparable rates/status as other positions. A pair of 30+ year old midfielders have been dominating our goal scoring over the last decade. Where are our strikers that come up through U-20?


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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: July 01, 2022, 08:58:53 AM »
I could never understand why these Central Americans are out pacing Caribbean players to/on a ball. I don't remember seeing any Guatemalans or Nicaraguans in the 100 m final of any Olympics recently, yet alone winning a gold.

A man from Guat got a silver medal in 20km race walking in 2012.

A fella from Panama hit bronze in 100 meters...in 1948.

Dominican republic got a silver medal in mixed gender 4X 400 relay in 2020.

Yet their players exhibit consistently greater speed bursts AND greater endurance over 90 minutes. Add speed of thought, greater technical ability, better tactical awareness, better team play, and better coaching performance during games. Spells disaster.

Not to worry tho. In 2032 we'll adopt the training methods they were using in 2022. A couple webinars ought to bring us up to speed .

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Football / Re: David John Williams Thread.
« on: June 25, 2022, 08:23:21 PM »
Father, businessman, local football pioneer. Strong legacy with local football. Much less so on the national stage.

RIP

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 25, 2022, 02:58:11 PM »
Well decision to play him as a striker  which he is clearly not ... I mean if he was to showcase to scouts angus really mess him up

 Would love to hear the rationale playing in in Eve's mind for that. To Khan's credit he did step up to score twice when pushed into those roles. Maybe its adaptability that coaches value in him.

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 25, 2022, 02:48:13 PM »
Eve seems to be able to pull the best from key players but can't get a team performance to support his tactics.

Didn't watch the game so I won't make comment....but maybe when our financial house is in order we should step away from hiring local coaches for first time national duties. Its great to give chances to our own, but the team's future is more important than the coach's future.   

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 25, 2022, 02:10:26 PM »
I guess these two goals will justify Angus decision now 

Showcasing players at the expense of the team?

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 23, 2022, 10:08:28 PM »
disgraceful performance and no answers from eve.

showed no fight, zero ability to anticipate where the ball will be, poor decision making especially under pressure.

silver lining is they can collectively soak in the lessons from a painful cut-arse.

eve and carrington....do better. if allyuh can't grow this team or if the dual post is no benefit to u-20 or smnt then drop a damn post


It's the same ole same ole that have been going on for decades and still no one has learned a darn thing, how can you compete with countries that invest in their sports discipline? just look around you and see which caribbean team that has been dominant over the north and central americans...there aren't any, and do you know why? because we in CFU are lazy self serving monkeys who don't want to put in the work but crave positions of leadership while relying on talent alone for past 60 years.


So save your disappointment mate, and do like me and watch with a coaches eye. the last straw for me was when they fired fenwick for angus, claiming that coaching was the reason for us flunking out of the world cup, when it wasn't coaching but lack of development, and the fact that most of our lads play in very poor leagues around the world.



As one of a thousand examples....30 years of boom kick and toepee up the field, and not a single one a defence splitting pass. That should be automatic jail time. Somebody is coaching the youth to  boomkick or not correcting them when its done. For 30+ years







That is most certainly not true. I had the pleasure of watching many age groups in the RBC tournament a few years back, different age groups, and except for a few cases on a couple teams in the U10 age group there was hardly any of that style played or coached. Where have you been observing this among the local youths in development ? At the higher youth levels their was exceptional player, the 1 major issue was discipline and punctuality from 2 teams in particcular, Patna Village and Laventille youths, however their player although NOT boom kick was reactive and rough. The coaches were still trying to give them proper directions though, given the obvious team issues. QPCC players, Trendsetter Hawks and 1 other team -  i think outta Barataria - coaches and supporters were a cut above the rest.  Funny though, I haven't seen any of the top players from that tournament move on, or maybe I may missed them.


I'm watching youths who play at the highest level, representing their country, not youths in a tournament. The pattern has been the same for decades and was on full display last night. When under duress our players instinctively move the ball forward through the air from the middle of the field toward or through the flanks. And far more often than not an opposing player takes possession of the ball.

Maybe there is an effort being made to do things differently now, but with the exceptions of 1991, Anton Corneal/Vranes world cup squads and the very capable 2015 U-20s no T&T youth team has been able to consistently advance a ball forward using rapid precise passing interchanges under pressure. To build a skilled player is one thing...to build a skilled team is another matter entirely

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 23, 2022, 09:58:06 PM »
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disgraceful performance and no answers from eve.

showed no fight, zero ability to anticipate where the ball will be, poor decision making especially under pressure.

silver lining is they can collectively soak in the lessons from a painful cut-arse.

eve and carrington....do better. if allyuh can't grow this team or if the dual post is no benefit to u-20 or smnt then drop a damn post


It's the same ole same ole that have been going on for decades and still no one has learned a darn thing, how can you compete with countries that invest in their sports discipline? just look around you and see which caribbean team that has been dominant over the north and central americans...there aren't any, and do you know why? because we in CFU are lazy self serving monkeys who don't want to put in the work but crave positions of leadership while relying on talent alone for past 60 years.


So save your disappointment mate, and do like me and watch with a coaches eye. the last straw for me was when they fired fenwick for angus, claiming that coaching was the reason for us flunking out of the world cup, when it wasn't coaching but lack of development, and the fact that most of our lads play in very poor leagues around the world.



As one of a thousand examples....30 years of boom kick and toepee up the field, and not a single one a defence splitting pass. That should be automatic jail time. Somebody is coaching the youth to  boomkick or not correcting them when its done. For 30+ years

That is most certainly not true. I had the pleasure of watching many age groups in the RBC tournament a few years back, different age groups, and except for a few cases on a couple teams in the U10 age group there was hardly any of that style played or coached. Where have you been observing this among the local youths in development ?
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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 22, 2022, 09:17:16 PM »
5-0.

worst perormance by a t&t youth team in recent memory.

seeing zero reason why khan is so highly touted
Doh talk bout Angus eve son like that. I commented asking why the hype on Facebook and the Muslim community came out in the number to defend "the only one with a professional contract"

His father must be chief of police

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 22, 2022, 09:13:38 PM »
disgraceful performance and no answers from eve.

showed no fight, zero ability to anticipate where the ball will be, poor decision making especially under pressure.

silver lining is they can collectively soak in the lessons from a painful cut-arse.

eve and carrington....do better. if allyuh can't grow this team or if the dual post is no benefit to u-20 or smnt then drop a damn post


It's the same ole same ole that have been going on for decades and still no one has learned a darn thing, how can you compete with countries that invest in their sports discipline? just look around you and see which caribbean team that has been dominant over the north and central americans...there aren't any, and do you know why? because we in CFU are lazy self serving monkeys who don't want to put in the work but crave positions of leadership while relying on talent alone for past 60 years.


So save your disappointment mate, and do like me and watch with a coaches eye. the last straw for me was when they fired fenwick for angus, claiming that coaching was the reason for us flunking out of the world cup, when it wasn't coaching but lack of development, and the fact that most of our lads play in very poor leagues around the world.



As one of a thousand examples....30 years of boom kick and toepee up the field, and not a single one a defence splitting pass. That should be automatic jail time. Somebody is coaching the youth to  boomkick or not correcting them when its done. For 30+ years







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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 21, 2022, 10:34:35 PM »
disgraceful performance and no answers from eve.

showed no fight, zero ability to anticipate where the ball will be, poor decision making especially under pressure.

silver lining is they can collectively soak in the lessons from a painful cut-arse.

eve and carrington....do better. if allyuh can't grow this team or if the dual post is no benefit to u-20 or smnt then drop a damn post

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 21, 2022, 10:13:25 PM »
I am baffled roka plays left back but was in midfield as a number 8 it looks  and degannes who usually  plays CAM or CM was on the wing.  ???

eve playing the ass?

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 21, 2022, 10:10:00 PM »
5-0.

worst perormance by a t&t youth team in recent memory.

seeing zero reason why khan is so highly touted

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 21, 2022, 09:43:32 PM »
4-0 we completely lost focus.

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 21, 2022, 09:17:41 PM »
Lord almighty. 2-0 right on the death of first half

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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: June 21, 2022, 06:27:17 PM »
Eve please drop Khan back and don't put the youth in a playing frame where he will be indecisive. He did not stand out last game. Experiment against Mexico and they will devour the minutest bit of time or space presented to them.

Good luck to the team and coaching staff!

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Football / Re: 2022 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« on: June 05, 2022, 09:46:03 PM »

Agreed with everything said here on this sport page https://tinyurl.com/ywfe8ku9

And I am beginning to just accept the possibility that this generation of T&T footballers just dont have the talent to get it done

Put together a team of the best 11 U-24 European raised of T&T heritage, and play them against the best 11 on the island. Who do you think will come out on top?

Likely the foreigners would beat the local born, would you agree? If that were to be the case, its the organizational competence and efficacy of the local governing body that makes the difference, not talent.

Nicaragua is not consistently beating us because we have no talent. They're beating us because over time their governance has been better than ours. Small to big decisions. Day in day out.

We are in a crisis with no end in sight. And its exactly where we deserve to be.


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Football / Re: Men's U-20 Football Team Thread.
« on: May 31, 2022, 10:40:03 AM »
Looking to see how Jaheim Faustin performs. He and Khan combine very well around the upper left portion. Scored a beautiful goal against Panama at U-15.

I believe Eve has the makings of a good manager. He seems to be no nonsense but flexible, has good man management, and I think he sees the bigger picture.

Anyway, they look solid. To my uneducated eye, a challenge might be coalescing as a team, only because of the heavier presence of new players in the midfield.  Good luck to them.


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Football / Re: Julius James Thread
« on: November 14, 2021, 11:15:50 AM »
Well done Mr. James

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Football / Re: Leston Paul Thread
« on: November 14, 2021, 11:12:01 AM »
Good stuff, well deserved.

I think if he had skipped post-secondary and gone straight to professional he might have surpassed even players like Molino in terms of impact on the game. But that education will pay dividends long after his playing career. T&T needs good leaders this to clean up and rejuvenate sports

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Even IF insolvency is the best of a bunch of bad choices, there are those who want to continue milking this dead cow for every drop of sour milk.

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Football / Re: Keston Julien Thread
« on: September 29, 2021, 03:53:53 PM »
Congrats, must be an incredible feeling to be a part of UCL history

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