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Football / Re: Fire Terry Fenwick
« on: June 06, 2021, 11:29:51 PM »
There can be no defending Terry Fenwick.

So ironic after he campaign and beg fuh de wuk since he reach in T&T, always claiming he could do better than any T&T national team head coach at the time.

The most classic case ever of ďbe careful what you ask for.  You just might get itĒ

Football / Re: Fire Terry Fenwick
« on: June 06, 2021, 09:23:38 AM »
Allyuh think de womenís team would have done better against Bahamas?

Pretty sure the lack of pay is the demoralising part
What he said

Man preparin he excuses from now.

As dey say....takin in front

If the team somehow surmounts these "impossible odds and adversity", it will be because of his superior training techniques and expertise.

Good tactic.

Football / Re: Luke Singh Thread
« on: April 27, 2021, 05:44:59 PM »
First time I saw Luke Singh play was this past weekend and he scored.

Good for him.

He has raw materials to work with.  Tall, strong, decent pace, decent in the tackle, heart.   Needs to work on technical skills and positioning.

Lots to work with.  Good luck to him.

This person whoever they are, Iím speculating that itís a trinidadian with an axe to grind, seems to have it in for fenwick.

How you arrive at that conclusion?  How Fenwick come in this?

Is Fenwick the TTFA now?

Football / Re: PL: True pro league or developmental?
« on: April 06, 2021, 10:32:53 AM »
It wonít happen immediately thatís for sure.

But I feel a grassroots approach is whatís needed to build that support.  Community based, start small.  Hold matches on small grounds of stadia that amplify the atmosphere.

Maybe I just being nostalgic or yearning for something long gone....but sometimes you also have to go back to the future.

Football / Re: Keron Cummings Thread.
« on: April 06, 2021, 09:12:58 AM »
Isnít Plaza a Rangers player?

Good to ďseeĒ you Flex.  Hope all is well with you and yours

Football / Re: PL: True pro league or developmental?
« on: April 06, 2021, 08:49:34 AM »
Corporate sponsorship happens in pan.  Why not football?


Football / Re: PL: True pro league or developmental?
« on: April 05, 2021, 01:09:47 PM »
Align community football, including SSFL at all levels with pro clubs, corporate sponsorship, and media.   Kinda like a Best Village for football. 

For a country like ours...it's the only way I see it as being sustainable

Football / Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« on: April 03, 2021, 05:31:24 PM »
This is mostly true, but we will always fight an up hill battle as what clubs in their right mind send scouts to our region? We've got a collective population similar to Argentina in the Caribbean but with significantly higher costs of travel, worse infrastructure, worse coaching coaching poor FAs. Our players often go abroad via the US, random agents, and optimistic flights abroad for a trial.

Prior to the pandemic, scouts went everywhere.  Besides....technology rendered much of that travel moot.  If youíre good.....word gets around.  Teams are ALWAYS literally scouring the earth looking for talent.  The Caribbean is no exception.

Weíre just not good enough.  Which is interesting because Iíve heard the perception is players from the Caribbean are athletic, strong, and quick.  Characteristics they look for in modern football.

Competition is more stiff today than in Dwight Yorke days......and he was an anomaly. 

Today de yute from Maloney Gardens in competition with yutes from Nigeria, Ghana, Japan, etc.  Not easy.

As for Mexico....the Mexican league is considered an elite foreign league.  At least on par with MLS

Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Bahamas Game (5-Jun-2021)
« on: April 03, 2021, 12:41:49 PM »
What ego and false pride. Them men were practically shoe in for the team and for  whatever reasons, they refuse. Up to now I have not gotten satisfactory answers  as to Deleon and Bostock refusal when we came calling.

From what I understood, Bostock had suited up for T&T, wore the jersey, traveled with the team to play in the tournament where Levi Garcia scored a double, and couldnít play due to FIFA restrictions.

Not sure what occurred subsequently.

As for DeLeon, he wanted to play but the difficult lay at the time in his fatherís refusal to go to Port Of Spain to sign the necessary documentation.

Again....not sure what has since transpired.

Asylumseeker is correct.  Recruitment is a process.  Some do it successfully.  Others donít.

My original statement remains the same.  We need them far more than they need us.

Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Bahamas Game (5-Jun-2021)
« on: April 03, 2021, 11:55:22 AM »
T&T needs players like Bostock and DeLeon way more than those players need T&T

If it takes begging to get them to play for us......beg away

Ego and False pride get us nowhere

Football / Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« on: April 03, 2021, 11:49:00 AM »
Bear in mind, there is NO domestic football.


Beyond that.....no domestic football for over a year.

We delude ourselves into thinking we have this abundance of football talent in T&T.

If that were truly the case, wouldnít others recognize it and sign them to contracts?

Thereís a reason that other than Levi Garcia, not a single one of our players Under 23 have been picked up by an elite foreign club.

Football / Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« on: April 03, 2021, 09:10:39 AM »
Without anyone in particular with little or no history. I think over the next 2 mths, he and his staff could develop a plan, develop is structural organization by developing any 1 or 2 of the 40 locals available to him,  and develop 1 or 2 of the 40 + best positional locals available, along with those already on the roster. This shouldnít be a difficult exercise nor time consuming, even with multiple game plans involved. In addition having multiple options even if lesser talent fully aware of requirements to achieve success.

You think it takes 1-2 months to develop a player?  Any player?  Even for an international tournament?

I disagree

Football / Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« on: April 02, 2021, 09:56:52 PM »
I have similar observations as you excerpt for the structure part.  I didnít see any.

My point is given those observations, the players will go out and do their best and performances and results will largely depend on individual effort rather than as a result of any cohesive play.

I donít see a difference to that lack of structure and organization with local based players.   Those local based players individual efforts will likely be of a lower standard than that of foreign based players that play regularly

Therefore, if the above is accurate, the teamís best chance of a positive result will be to have as many established, experienced players who have the most recent match practice as possible.

Football / Re: Russell Latapy Thread
« on: April 02, 2021, 12:41:57 PM »
Anguilla keeper like he playin fuh Barbados.  Same color jersey. 

In the opening clip...I wondering why de Bajan defender slide tacklin de Bajan forward as he takin a shot at goal....only to realize is de Anguilla goalie yes  ;D

Football / Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« on: April 02, 2021, 12:33:35 PM »
So is he done with his locals. Since he feel he couldnít get thru, even if he used only a couple in last 2 games ? Not sure how he came to conclusion he need to find more strong foreign born that he donít know. He donít believe in his ability to bring the ones he knows up to par that he would have been working with for what would be almost a year ? How will he work with them ?
Sounds like he depending on individuals and not a team. I might be mistaken.
Unless they're total idiots, no coach will go into WCQ with players who haven't played any competitive football for over a year if they have eligible players who are experienced and have been playin regularly.

All coaches want to win.   They could bump dey gum all dey want bout developing local players and giving locals a chance etc....but when push come to shove.....most will go with experienced players.

As for depending on individuals rather than team....did you see any of the 2 games we played recently?   

Football / Re: Fire Terry Fenwick
« on: April 01, 2021, 05:53:38 PM »
I was referring to the Fire Terry Fenwick Thread being posted. It came out quicker than I thought.
Unless he head butt, or otherwise physically assault another TTFA employee, Fenwick unlikely to get fired during the WCQ campaign....however long, or short, that may be.

The thread title is facetious.  At least that's how I look at it.

But does that make him somehow above criticism?  Absolutely forkane not. 

Football / Re: Akeem Garcia Thread
« on: April 01, 2021, 02:42:50 PM »
Visa issues I think for both him and Rampersad.  Hopefully soon sorted out

Football / Re: Fire Terry Fenwick
« on: April 01, 2021, 02:27:20 PM »
Fenwick been campaigning for this wuk for donkey years.  Ever since he came to Trinidad with Ricky Hill.

He always boasted that he could do better than anybody...including Beenhakker

So now he get what he been begging for all these years.  And we supposed to ignore the fact that we draw with PR on his watch?

Allyuh could come up with how many excuses yuh want.  Every team in similar boats.  T&T no worse off than most and better off than plenty.

If Fenwick and his supporters cyach deal with the heat that comes along with the job...get out de kitchen

Football / Re: Fire Terry Fenwick
« on: April 01, 2021, 02:21:13 PM »
Terry might not be a mancini or a wenger but he has the lads playing organized.

 ???  Organized?

Ah wouldn't like to see your interpretation of disorganized  ;D

Football / Re: Fire Terry Fenwick
« on: March 31, 2021, 02:58:59 PM »

Football / Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« on: March 30, 2021, 12:29:54 PM »
From what I've seen....Fenwick brings a lot of perspiration but little organization or structure.

He wants intensity, deep pressing, hustle, from his teams.   These are good things.

He doesn't seem however to be able to have any sort of organization or structure in any third of the field.   He eschews the technical in favour of effort and graft.

In other words....what you would expect of a stereotypical English coach.

Football / Re: Name ah Coach Thread ;-)
« on: December 20, 2019, 04:46:27 PM »
Big up to the last administration for laying down a physical foundation so that these things can be facilitated.

This the same last administration where T&T youth teams get beat at unprecedented levels in youth tournaments, regardless of age group, throughout it's tenure?

Or you using the term "last administration" literally?

Football / Re: Derek King Thread
« on: December 20, 2019, 04:40:54 PM »
Man give up steady salary and living conditions to go and wuk fuh TTFA

Respeck Derek King.    Not sure if I was in your position, I would have done the same though

Football / Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« on: December 19, 2019, 04:14:31 PM »
I more interested to see who he go tackle first on de sidelines  ;)

Terry Fenwick will be the new National team Head Coach

So I hear anyway

Football / Re: David John Williams Thread.
« on: December 05, 2019, 11:10:54 AM »

"He said we breached confidentiality and it caused him to lose, we damaged his local and international reputations and gave him a bad name."

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:....you cyah make this shit up

DL should not be allowed to coach another game its a waist of time he is doing the same thing SH did TT needs a coach who is going to give players like J Garcia M W Ling M P Angeron K Julien C Benny  etc international games so they can develop there games so they can get a chance to go and play in much better leagues or else they go end up playing in leagues like I league USL and CPL Z Vanes is the 1 that gave players like A Dwarika E Wise S John and A Elcock there break so he will give these young guys there break they need to get to the 2022 playoff game so they can be ready for 2026.

My 2 cents........no coach is going to give young, inexperienced players free reign to "develop" in international football.....UNLESS......that's coach job security is guaranteed.  In other words......results don't matter.

If results don't matter......then a coach is MORE INCLINED to give inexperienced players the opportunity to develop on the field of play.  On the job learning.   

But even if results don't matter.... a coach is always going to be mindful of their coaching record....and THAT is about WINS and LOSSES.   If they ever hope to have another coaching gig at that level.....WINS and LOSSES matter.....no matter how much you trying to develop.

A mens National senior team is NOT the place to do wholescale development.   If that's the plan....then there really is no plan.

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