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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #90 on: January 29, 2012, 04:00:02 PM »

       I think this is a step backward for the standard of Football in the country,when College and Pro teams are contesting against each other,it tells you how low the standard of our Professional league is,the only people to benefit in all this is the College players,if these Pro teams getting trouble from the SSFL how are they really going to measure up against foreign teams,this is the reason why our Football not getting any where.My thoughts are if they allow College players to play on Pro teams fine but College teams against Pro teams,i can't understand what these people thinking,whose decision was that?     

I'll echo the points made by other posters

(1) Quality standards of SSFL and Pro-League standard are related but in this case they can be taken as spearate issues

(2) Saying no other countries let school boys play with pros is somewhat of a moot point. No other countries (or very few) football systems' revolve around schoolboy football to the extent that ours does. And don't forget the role that schoolboys teams used to play in propelling men like Gally and DeLeon onto the national stage Can't play mas and fraid powder. Most of us realize that something is very wrong with T&T football, including the SSFL. Either change the system or play it to an advantage.

(3) The risk to the young footballers is no different whether they are playing on a school team, or in the PL or on a foreign trial. The same basic concerns were brought up when the U-18 team was put in the super league after S. Korea. Everyone expected them to be run over by 'big men'. Instead they were able to use the opportunity to gel and adapt to rougher tougher football. That team moved from a mid-table performance in the first few games to total domination of the league, winning both the league title and cup.

These players aching to be pushed and tested. Why not give them the opportunity, and responsibility, to better themselves?
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #91 on: January 29, 2012, 06:38:22 PM »

       I think this is a step backward for the standard of Football in the country,when College and Pro teams are contesting against each other,it tells you how low the standard of our Professional league is,the only people to benefit in all this is the College players,if these Pro teams getting trouble from the SSFL how are they really going to measure up against foreign teams,this is the reason why our Football not getting any where.My thoughts are if they allow College players to play on Pro teams fine but College teams against Pro teams,i can't understand what these people thinking,whose decision was that?     

I'll echo the points made by other posters

(1) Quality standards of SSFL and Pro-League standard are related but in this case they can be taken as spearate issues

(2) Saying no other countries let school boys play with pros is somewhat of a moot point. No other countries (or very few) football systems' revolve around schoolboy football to the extent that ours does. And don't forget the role that schoolboys teams used to play in propelling men like Gally and DeLeon onto the national stage Can't play mas and fraid powder. Most of us realize that something is very wrong with T&T football, including the SSFL. Either change the system or play it to an advantage.

(3) The risk to the young footballers is no different whether they are playing on a school team, or in the PL or on a foreign trial. The same basic concerns were brought up when the U-18 team was put in the super league after S. Korea. Everyone expected them to be run over by 'big men'. Instead they were able to use the opportunity to gel and adapt to rougher tougher football. That team moved from a mid-table performance in the first few games to total domination of the league, winning both the league title and cup.

These players aching to be pushed and tested. Why not give them the opportunity, and responsibility, to better themselves?
       Again i will say it just tells us the level of Football in the country,club teams struggleing in CONCACAF and now we can't get out of the first round of qualification for the WC,this is where T&T Football is measured not at the Youth level.
       I already said the only ones to benefit from this is the school boys,what i am concerned about is our Snr club teams and the leagues they play in,it's clear to see why people don't go to watch Football,i just read a report where a foreign journalist saying T&T got talent but our leagues are poor.

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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #92 on: January 29, 2012, 09:58:47 PM »

       Again i will say it just tells us the level of Football in the country,club teams struggleing in CONCACAF and now we can't get out of the first round of qualification for the WC,this is where T&T Football is measured not at the Youth level.       I already said the only ones to benefit from this is the school boys,what i am concerned about is our Snr club teams and the leagues they play in,it's clear to see why people don't go to watch Football,i just read a report where a foreign journalist saying T&T got talent but our leagues are poor.

playing against school team says nothing about the league. the cut ass from guyana and from club to country says it all.
the pro-league has had more than enough time to gets its shit together. but there is not even a hint of the change even they acknowledge is needed to move forward. we could bring all kinds of big name clubs here to enter the FA cup it won't make a bit of difference until they make some some sweeping structural and personell changes and bring football back to the communuties. dexter skeene is a genuine and decent fella but under his leadership professional football continues to be a joke

if st anthony's or eldo could rest a cut-arse on police or tobago united who fault is that?


as for saying that t&t is not measured at the youth level...that is worrying coming from a person of your standing in the football community. but not surprising. youth football (SSFL) is the only football that people still go and see in droves
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #93 on: January 29, 2012, 10:17:43 PM »

       Again i will say it just tells us the level of Football in the country,club teams struggleing in CONCACAF and now we can't get out of the first round of qualification for the WC,this is where T&T Football is measured not at the Youth level.       I already said the only ones to benefit from this is the school boys,what i am concerned about is our Snr club teams and the leagues they play in,it's clear to see why people don't go to watch Football,i just read a report where a foreign journalist saying T&T got talent but our leagues are poor.

playing against school team says nothing about the league. the cut ass from guyana and from club to country says it all.
the pro-league has had more than enough time to gets its shit together. but there is not even a hint of the change even they acknowledge is needed to move forward. we could bring all kinds of big name clubs here to enter the FA cup it won't make a bit of difference until they make some some sweeping structural and personell changes and bring football back to the communuties. dexter skeene is a genuine and decent fella but under his leadership professional football continues to be a joke

if st anthony's or eldo could rest a cut-arse on police or tobago united who fault is that?


as for saying that t&t is not measured at the youth level...that is worrying coming from a person of your standing in the football community. but not surprising. youth football (SSFL) is the only football that people still go and see in droves
     That's why the Colleges league has to stay by themselves,don't get involved with no Pro league they going to spoil them youths.Does FIFA give us rateings based on Youth Football?

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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #94 on: January 29, 2012, 11:05:40 PM »
Army edge fighting 'Tigers'
By Kern De Freitas kern.defreitas@trinidadexpress.com

Story Created: Jan 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM ECT

(Story Updated: Jan 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM ECT )

Defence Force avoided embarrassment on Saturday, edging St Anthony's College 3-2 in first round FA Trophy action, at the Larry Gomes Stadium, in Malabar, Arima.

The Army had a few of their first team regulars on the bench, but called on reinforcements after a 1-1 half-time scoreline.

After falling behind 2-1 to the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) League and InterCol champions in the second period, Army finished strongly to earn their passage to the second round.

Army went ahead through Balondemu Julius in the 34th minute, but just before the break Ajani Clarence levelled for St Anthony's. The Westmoorings schoolboys got Army help for Garvin Samaroo to hand them the lead. But Richard Roy (66th) and Julius (78th) struck for Defence Force, earning their team a winning 3-2 advantage.

The "Tigers" were ambitious in their attacks against the defending Pro League champs, and could have gone ahead but for better finishing in the first half.

Julius, though, took advantage of a poor St Anthony's clearance, and Jahvon Neptune returned the ball into the area from the right flank for Julius to power home from close range.

Just before the half-time whistle the Tigers equalised on a quick counter-attack, Samaroo tearing down the left and delivering the perfect cross for Clarence to beat Army goalie Kevin Graham one-on-one.

Another Army mistake led to the second Tigers goal, in the 59th minute. Keane McIvor took the right side corner, which Graham completely missed, leaving Samaroo the easy tap-in from point blank range.

The Tigers seemed to be holding their own, until the power and pace of Army took over, and an unmarked Roy—who was introduced just after the resumption along with winger Kevon Carter to assure coach Ross Russell of a positive result—slammed home after a quick move down the right and pass from Carter.

The comeback was complete when Julius again blasted home from open space and close up.

With that goal, Defence Force averted disaster, but their overall display should give them some food for thought.


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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #95 on: January 29, 2012, 11:55:56 PM »

     That's why the Colleges league has to stay by themselves,don't get involved with no Pro league they going to spoil them youths.Does FIFA give us rateings based on Youth Football?

how are they going to spoil them? yuh feel st anthony's going to take ttff to court  ;D

an effective youth system is likely correlated to future movement up the rankings ladder, if the people at the top take a wiser view toward a long term sustainable program. so yes i think fifa's rankings are an indirect pronouncement on our systems as a whole and especially youth footie
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #96 on: January 30, 2012, 09:01:49 AM »

     That's why the Colleges league has to stay by themselves,don't get involved with no Pro league they going to spoil them youths.Does FIFA give us rateings based on Youth Football?

how are they going to spoil them? yuh feel st anthony's going to take ttff to court  ;D

an effective youth system is likely correlated to future movement up the rankings ladder, if the people at the top take a wiser view toward a long term sustainable program. so yes i think fifa's rankings are an indirect pronouncement on our systems as a whole and especially youth footie
     Breds,you yourself say SSFL is the only Football people goes to see in droves,that going to change if these school teams play against Pro teams,not even school kids going to support their school at those games,those games will not appeal to anybody,people already not supporting the Pro league now we going to drag the Colleges league into that.
     The Colleges league have a history of supplying our national teams with players from way back when,we have guys who represented us at Snr level while going to school,most of our national team players come from the SSFL,that's the quality of players the Colleges league produce,i don't see what difference it will make by haveing these school teams play against Pro teams.
     You know what,may be it's a good idea because it's designed in such a way that these school teams will be out after one game,any experience is good for young players.     

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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #97 on: January 31, 2012, 04:23:44 AM »
Caledonia, Defence Force advance to FA last 32.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Digicel T&T Pro League duo, Defence Force and Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA both advanced to the round-of-32 when the final two matches of the T&T Football Federation FA Trophy competition continued on Saturday.

However, while Caledonia coasted to a 4-1 win over Southern Football Association’s Uprising Youths, Defence Force was made to work hard for its 3-2 win over reigning National Secondary Schools Football League Big-Five and Inter-Col as well as North Zone double-crown winners St Anthony’s College.

Caledonia used goals from four different players to turn back Uprising Youths with Kareem Joseph (22nd),  Trevin Caesar (25th), Guyana’s Walter Moore (41st) and Jamal Gay (56th) all on target before Kevon Nora pulled a goal back for the losers in the encounter at Techier Village, Pt Fortin. For its win, Caledonia set up a second round meeting with Eastern Football Association, table leaders’ 1st FC Santa Rosa on Sunday.

Defence Force, meanwhile needed a double from striker Balondemu Julius in their narrow victory over the “Tigers” at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar and will next meet Eastern Counties Football Union’s Mafeking United at Mafeking, also on Sunday.

Defence Force, playing on the heels of a 1-1 draw with T&TEC in the Pro League less than 24 hours earlier took the lead in the 34th minute with Julius on target.

However, the Tigers hit back just before the interval with Anjani Clarence the scorer and within ten minutes of the re-start, the “Tigers” stunned the Pro League’s defending champion with a go-ahead item from Garvin Samaroo after goalkeeper Kevin Barthez failed to collect a corner.

But the “Tigers” were denied the upset as recently capped national striker, Richard “Shaka” Roy drew the “Teteron Boys” level in the 66th minute before Julius, netted the decisive item 12 minutes from full-time.

In the two other first round matches played earlier in the week, WASA (Super League) came from a goal down to beat EFA’s Maloney 3-1 and  Club Sando (Super League) thrashed ECFU’s Damarie Hill Re-United, 6-0. The last-32 round of matches kicks off on Saturday with eight matches while the other eight will be played on Sunday.
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #98 on: January 31, 2012, 04:36:20 AM »
Caledonia, Defence Force move into FA second round.
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Caledonia AIA made easy of Uprising Youths with a 4-1 victory, while Defence Force registered a 3-2 win over St. Anthony’s College on Saturday to advance into the second round of the 2012 FA Trophy competition.

Caledonia led the way with a three goal advantage before the break with items by Kareem Joseph (22nd minute), Trevin Caesar (25th minute) and Walter Moore (41st minute) in the visit to the Techier Village, Point Fortin before Makesi Lewis made it 4-0 by the 56th minute.

Kevon Nrouse netted the lone item for the sinking Uprising in the 60th minute.

And up at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Defence Force starting with a second-string outfit got the opening item from Balondemu Julius in the 34th minute.

The highly motivated St. Anthony’s playing against Defence Force leveled the scores 1-1 just before the break and then took the lead early inside the second period with goals by Ajani Clarence (44th minute) and Garvin Samaroo (51st minute).

The Soldiers didn’t buckle and bounced back with substitute Richard Roy leveling the scores 2-2 in the 66th minute and Julius completing his double in the 78th minute for the 3-2 win.

Defence Force advances into the second round against Mafeking United on Sunday 5 February at the Mafeking Recreation Ground from 3:30pm, while Caledonia is scheduled to take on FC Santa Rosa on Sunday 12 February.

Defence Force line-up—Kevin Graham, Corey Rivers (capt.), Devin Jordan, Keston Williams, Aklie Edwards, Curtis Gonzales, Anton Joseph (Kevon Carter), Michael Edwards (Richard Roy), Javon Neptune (Sterling O’Brien), Balondemu Julius, Jerwyn Balthazar.

2012 FA Trophy Round One results
Saturday 28 January 


Uprising Youths 1—4 Caledonia AIA
Kevon Nrouse 60’  ;  Kareem Joseph 22’, Trevin Caesar 25’, Walter Moore 41’, Makesi Lewis 56’

Defence Force 3—2 St. Anthony’s College
Balondemu Julius 34’, 78’, Richard Roy 66’  ;  Ajani Clarence 44’, Garvin Samaroo 51’

Tuesday 24 January

FC Maloney 1—3 WASA (SL)
Israel Honore 20’  ;  Glen Walker 36’, 61’, Shane Calderon 80’

Club Sando 6—0 Damerie Hill Reunited
Trevor Mitchell 40’, Andy London 56’, 62’, 70’, 86’, Keron Brooks 90’

Upcoming Matches
Round Two
Saturday 04 February


Dwight Yorke Stadium
Scarborough Secondary vs 1976 Phoenix(Tobago)—4pm
1976 Phoenix(SL) vs Club Sando—6pm

Gilbert Park
Caroni Samba vs Stokely Vale FC—3:30pm

Ato Boldon Stadium
Carapichima East Secondary vs OJ’s Solado—3:30pm

Queen’s Park Oval
QPCC vs WASA FC (SL)—3:30pm

Palo Seco
T&TEC FC (SFA) vs Clint Marcelle Coaching School—5pm

La Savan (New Lands)
Guaya United vs Harlem Strikers—3:30pm

Sunday 05 February

WASA Ground
WASA FC (EFA) vs St. Ann’s Rangers—5pm

El Dorado Secondary
El Dorado Secondary vs San Juan Jabloteh—3:30pm

Marvin Lee Stadium
North East Stars vs Dalthea Football Academy—3:30pm

Ato Boldon Stadium Training Ground
W Connection vs K.C. Perseverance—3:30pm

Queen’s Park Savannah
St. Francois Nationals vs T&TEC FC—3:30pm

Palo Seco
Police FC vs Youth Stars—5pm

Mafeking Recreation Ground
Mafeking United vs Defence Force—3:30pm

Sunday 12 February

Caledonia AIA vs FC Santa Rosa
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #99 on: February 05, 2012, 05:31:02 AM »
Lowly St Francois stun T&TEC in FA Trophy.
T&T Guardian Reports.

 
Recently relegated National Super League team St Francois Nationals, which had a dismal 2011 season, recorded the upset of the round following a 1-0 win over TT Pro League’s T&TEC in the TTFF FA Trophy round of 16 match at the QPCC Ground, Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

Lorne Joseph was the hero of the day, as his lone item in the 13th minute lasted until the end and proved to be the decider in a thrilling encounter. Despite being pressured, especially in the second half, St Francois kept the “Electricity Boys” at bay, with brilliant saves coming from goalkeeper Denzil Carabon between the sticks.

St Francois, surprisingly has the better first half, and had to hold their defensive lines well in the second to support its lead.
 
T&TEC fielded a full-strength squad with Akini Adams, Kerry Baptiste, Andre Pacheco and Andre Toussaint all in the line-up, but the unispired team was unable to put anything past a brilliant Carabon.

Joe Public, winners of the National Super League cup and league competitions for 2011 was set to take on Tobago Football Association champions St Clair Coaching School, at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, but the match failed to kick off, for reasons unspecified.

In another early match, OJ Soldado School had no problems brushing aside East SSFL champions Carapichaima East Secondary 4-0 at the School's home turf.

T&TEC out FA Trophy.
T&T Express Reports.


Scarborough Secondary became the first Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) team to progress in the FA Trophy competition when they turned back fellow Tobago contenders 1976 Phoenix 3-1 yesterday at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago.

Scarborough came from behind with two goals from midfielder Christopher Morgan in the 31st and 74th minutes, while Mekeil Gordon struck for the schoolboys in the 46th. Phoenix had previously taken the lead from the penalty spot in the 29th minute.

T&TEC's two teams in the competition, their Pro League and Southern Football Association (SFA) squads, both lost, to Northern Football Association (NFA) club St Francois Nationals at Queen's Park Savannah and Clint Marcelle Coaching School at Palo Seco, respectively.

Defence Force, the 2011 T&T Pro League champs, overcame last week's scare against St Anthony's College to blast Mafeking United 11-0 at Mafeking Recreation Ground.

Yesterday's FA Trophy Results:

Scarborough Secondary 3 (Christopher Morgan 31, 74, Leslie Bristol 45-own goal) v 1976 Phoenix (TFA) 1 (Steffon Hector 29)

OJ's Soldado 4 v Carapichaima East Secondary 0

T&TEC (SFA) 0 v Clint Marcelle Coaching School 1 (Richard Ayres 81)

St Francois Nationals 1 (Lorne Joseph 13) v T&TEC 0

Defence Force 11 v Mafeking United 0

Guaya United 1 v Harlem Strikers 1
—Strikers won penalty shootout 4-3
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #100 on: February 05, 2012, 06:36:38 AM »
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Phoenix’s Super League team and Club Sando (also from the Super League) had their game at Bacolet postponed, to a date to be announced, as the Phoenix team were unaware that Sando requested a change in the kick-off time from 6 pm to 4 pm (to facilitate air travel back to Trinidad).

Imagine that guys. !!!! and they expect to fill stadiums and not even the teams are notify of changes.
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #101 on: February 28, 2012, 04:51:02 AM »
Super League’s Joe Public dump Pro League’s Ranger.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Super League champions Joe Public came from behind to upset struggling Pro League club St Ann’s Rangers in the TTFF FA Trophy competition, when the Round Eight of matches commenced on Sunday.

Joe Public, playing home at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, suffered a set back in the 26th minute when Devon Modeste put Rangers 1-0 up. One of Joe Public’s top forwards last season, Brent Antoine then put the two teams level in the 33rd minute. Dorion Robinson made it 2-1 in the 57th minute, before Antoine got his brace in the 83rd minute, to wrap up the win for the Super League outfit.

The result saw Rangers become the second Pro League club to exit the knock-out tournament. Other results saw another Super League team- WASA FC advance with a 2-1 win over Club Sando at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, thanks to a late winning strike from Fabien Garcia in the 87th, while Scarborough Secondary, the only Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) representative in the FA Trophy, defeated Caroni Samba on penalties after a 0-0 stalemate to move onto the round of eight.

OJ Soldado was the other team to advance with a 2-0 win over CFA’s Harlem Strikers. Three other matches, all off which are between Pro League clubs will be played this Sunday.
 
Results

Sunday

OJ Soldado 2 (Wendell Davis 53rd, Lindsie Sherwood 90th) v Harloem Strikers 0

WASA 2 (Bevon Hernandez 37th, Fabien Garcia 87th) v Club Sando 1 (Andy London 48th)

Scarborough Sec 0 v Caroni Samba 0
—Scarborough advance 3-1 on penalty kicks

Joe Public 3 (Brent Antoine 33rd, 83rd, Dorion Robinson 57th) v St Ann’s Rangers 1 (Devon Modeste 26th)

Remaining FA Trophy Fixtures

Sunday March 4
North East Stars v Caledonia AIA, Larry Gomes Stadium- 4 pm
Defence Force v Police, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium- 4 pm
W Connection v San Juan Jabloteh, Ato Boldon Stadium- 7 pm
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #102 on: March 06, 2012, 04:15:56 AM »
Connection, Army, Caledonia advance into FA quarters.
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A 38th minute headed item by Shahdon Winchester separated W Connection from rivals Adam’s Construction San Juan Jabloteh to a 1-0 win for the ‘Savonetta Boys’ on Sunday at the Ato Boldon Stadium in the FA Trophy competition.

It was one of those ‘special’ days for Connection, having also defeated its bitter rivals Jabloteh in the U14, U16 and U18 divisions of the Oasis Youth League earlier in the day at Gilbert Park in Couva.

Defence Force and Caledonia AIA joined Connection in the quarterfinal round of the FA by registering wins against fellow Pro League outfits Police FC and DIRECTV North East Stars.

Defence Force striker Richard Roy scored a double (14th and 84th minutes) and Josimar Belgrave in the 35th minute to override a pair of Trent Noel goals (13th and 39th minutes).

And following a 1-1 draw between North East Stars and Caledonia, the Morvant/Laventille club was better from the spot edging the Sangre Grande club 4-3 on penalties.

Connection, Defence Force and Caledonia joins Scarborough Secondary, O.J. Saldado, St. Francois Nationals, WASA FC (Super League) and Joe Public (Super League) for the quarterfinal draw on Tuesday.

Sunday’s FA Trophy results

North East Stars  1 (3)—(4) 1 Caledonia AIA
Anthony Wolfe 72’  ;  Devorn Jorsling 65’
(Caledonia AIA won 4:3 on kicks from the penalty mark)

W Connection 1—0 San Juan Jabloteh
Shahdon Winchester 38’

Defence Force 3—2 Police FC
Richard Roy 14’, 84’, Josimar Belgrave 35’ ;   Trent Noel 13’, 39’
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #103 on: March 06, 2012, 02:07:31 PM »
i like the move.

imagine the pressure the pros feeling not to get licks from youths.

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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #104 on: March 06, 2012, 05:42:18 PM »
Who is this O.J.Saldado?

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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #105 on: March 06, 2012, 07:24:15 PM »
Who is this O.J.Saldado?

OJ Soldado (from the Southern Football Association).
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #106 on: March 13, 2012, 03:27:04 AM »
Joe Public falls to Caledonia in FA Cup.
T&T Guardian Reports.


WASA Football Club is now the lone non-TT Pro League outfit to remain in the T&T Football Federation (T&TFF) FA Trophy competition after defeating OJ Soldado 3-1 in the quarterfinal match, at WASA Ground, St Joseph.

A double from Fabien Garcia and a single effort from Shane Calderon, was the difference between the National Super League team and the Southern Football Association team, whose only goal came from Anderson Smart.

In a more predictable fixture, Defence Force defeated last year’s Super League bottom place finishers St Francois Nationals 5-0. Jossimar Belgrave bagged a brace, while Jemal Sebro, Jevon Sebro and Ross Russell Jr got the other goals for the under-strength “Tetron Boys”.

W Connection also defeated the lone Secondary Schools Football League representative, Tobago’s Scarborough Secondary 5-0, thanks to a hat-trick and a double from Hashil Arcia and Jerrel Britto, respectively.

Caledonia AIA, was the other team to book a spot in the last four of the competition with a 2-0 win over Super League cup and league champions bmobile Joe Public. Devorn Jorsling and Ataullah Guerra scored one goal each in either half.

The draw for the semi-final matches will take place at the President’s Box of the Queen’s Park Oval, Tragerete Road, tomorrow from 2 pm.
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #107 on: March 14, 2012, 06:04:45 PM »
Connection, Caledonia meet in FA semis.
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Digicel Pro League Championship contenders W Connection and Caledonia AIA have been drawn to face each other in the semi-final round of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation FA Trophy competition from 6:15pm on Sunday at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

Also revealed on Wednesday’s semi-final draw at the President’s Box of the Queen’s Park Oval, last season’s Pro League champions Defence Force will take on Super League side WASA FC from 4pm at the Marabella venue.

Connection crushed Scarborough Secondary 5-0 last Sunday in the quarterfinal round with strikers Hashim Arcia and Jerrel Britto doing the demolishing.

Arcia netted a hattrick (33rd, 50th and 55th minutes) and Britto a double (40th and 85th minutes) to put the Stuart Charles Fevrier coached side one step closer to the Final.

Connection wasn’t the only side to register a handful last weekend, as Defence Force slammed a 5-0 win over Super League side St. Francois Nationals. Josimar Belgrave notched a first half double (27th and 45th minutes) and Jemel Sebro (18th minute), Jahvon Neptune (65th minute) and Ross Russell Jr. (77th minute) had an item each.

Caledonia also made easy of its quarterfinal opponent, defeating Super League champs Joe Public 2-0 with Devorn Jorsling (34th minute) and Ataullah Guerra (73rd minute) the scorers.

Meantime WASA defeated O.J. Soldado 3-1 to join the semi-final pool. Fabien Garcia netted twice (37th and 43rd minutes) and Shane Calderon in the 74th minute for WASA while Anderson Smart (70th minute) registered the Soldado item.

FA Trophy Semi-Final Round
Sunday 18 March 2012


Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
Defence Force vs WASA FC—4pm
W Connection vs Caledonia AIA—6:15pm
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #108 on: March 14, 2012, 06:23:30 PM »
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #109 on: March 20, 2012, 03:34:16 AM »
Caledonia, Defence Force reach FA final.
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Former winners, Defence Force and Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA will contest the T&T Football Federation FA Trophy final on Sunday at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar after narrow semifinal victories over WASA (Super League) and W Connection on Sunday last.

In the first final-four clash at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, six-time winners and reigning Digicel T&T Pro League champions, Defence Force held on for a 3-2 triumph over 2004 winner and the lone surviving Super League club, WASA aftertaking a 2-0 lead.

The Teteron Boys coming off a 5-0 thrashing of St Francois Nationals in its quarterfinal encounter earlier in the month and a disappointing 0-0 draw with Police in the Digicel Pro League on Friday stormed, into a comfortable 2-0 lead before the interval via strikes from Josimar Belgrave (17th) and Sean Narcis (38th) minutes.

However, on the resumption, WASA came out a rejuvenated unit and clawed its way back into the contest with a 50th minute strike from former national youth player Michael-Lee Celestine.

But Jemel Sebro then restored Defence Force’s two-goal cushion with his team’s third item six minutes later, only for Celestine to pull his team to within a goal of its Pro League opponents, within two minutes to set up an interesting finish.

Despite a few chances at both ends of the field, there were no further goals as the Keston Williams-marshalled Defence Force back-line held on for the narrow win to go after a seventh FA triumph against its Pro League rivals on Sunday from 5 pm.

In the night’s second match, an all-Pro League guel between 2008 winner Caledonia and W Connection, FA champions in 1999, 2000 and 2002, midfielder Ataullah Guerra netted the lone goal in the 35th minute for the “Morvant/Laventille Stallions” to emerge victorious.
 
Boths teams went into the clash minus a combined nine players due to national Under-23 (Olympic team) duties in the USA, while Caledonia was also without leading striker Devorn Jorsling following his red card in the quarterfinal 2-0 win over bmobile Joe Public.

Away on Under-23 duty for Caledonia were Trevin Caesar, Jamal Gay, Micah Lewis, Nuru Abdullah Mohammad and Aquil Selby while W Connection’s Joevin Jones, Shahdon Winchester, Jomal Williams and Leslie Joel Russell also missed out.

The winners of Sunday’s final will collect $60,000 and 23 gold medals in addition to the prestigious FA trophy while second gets $40,000 and 23 silver medals.
 
Results (Sunday’s T&TFA semifinal)

Defence Force 3 (Josimar Belgrave 17, Sean Narcis 38, Jemel Sebro 56) v WASA 2 (Michael-Lee Celestine 50, 58).

Caledonia 1 (Ataullah Guerra 35) vs W Connection 0.

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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #110 on: March 26, 2012, 05:32:10 AM »
Caledonia win FA Trophy.
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Striker Devorn Jorsling scored an 81st minute winner that saw Caledonia AIA of Morvant-Laventille win the 2012 Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) FA Trophy final when beating the Defence Force 1-0, yesterday, at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, in Marabella.

A former soldier, Jorsling led the Defence Force to the 2010 League title in the Digicel Pro League, where he was top-scorer. Jorsling was later released by the Army to take up a contract in the second tier of USA football with FC Tampa Bay. He returned home this season and joined Caledonia.

It was the second FA trophy win in four years for Caledonia after edging W Connection 3-2 in the 2008 final. It was the second piece of silverware for Caledonia during the 2011-2012 season.

They won the First Citizens Cup last October, and also earned a pound of gold worth $100,000 when winning the Kashif & Shangai tournament in Guyana.

Jorsling fires Caledonia to FA title.
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Former Defence Force member Devorn Jorsling came back to haunt his old employers as his late strike earned a 1-0 win for Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA in the T&T Football Federation FA Trophy final at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella on Sunday night.

Jorsling, who led the Defence Force to the Digicel  Pro League title during the 2010 season before signing for Orlando City after which he signed for his home-town club Caledonia, got the deciding item in the 81st minute. A pass from midfielder Ataullah Guerra saw Jorsling elude defender Devin Jordan and firing past goalkeeper Kevin “Barthez” Graham.

Caledonia which also won the FA trophy in 2008, earned $60,000, 23 gold medals and the prestigious trophy while a disappointed Defence Force, six-time winners’ had to settle for $40,000 and 23 silver medals.

The Ross Russell-coached Defence Force started better and looked the likelier of the two teams to score as they dominated an out-of-sync Caledonia.
 
But despite possession, the “Teteron Boys” had nothing to show at the interval mainly due to poor finishing from Richard “Shaka” Roy and Kevon Carter, and some good goalkeeping from Caledonia’s Guyanese international shot-stopper in Ronson Williams.

The second-half was a much more competitive affair and just when it looked as though penalty-kicks would be required to decide the outcome, Jorsling struck.

Speaking after the win an elated Jorsling said it was a great feeling to win even though he was filled with mixed emotions.

“Seeing my former team-mates on the other side of the field sad was not a good thing, but as a professional player you have to put those emotions aside when you step onto the field,” added 28-year-old Jorsling.

Last week in the semifinal round  at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, Caledonia which is still in the fray for the Digicel Pro League title also won 1-0 over W Connection, FA champions in 1999, 2000 and 2002, with midfielder Guerra netting the lone goal in the 35th minute while Defence Force held on for a 3-2 triumph over 2004 winner and Super League club, WASA after taking a 2-0 lead.

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« Reply #111 on: March 26, 2012, 11:48:15 AM »
allyuh ...caledonia won the FA cup...1-0 vz Army..Jorsling 81st min...congrats cali

i know it dont sound like news...but

if yuh see the small space on the papers for it...shame
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Re: Caledonia AIA wins FA Cup
« Reply #112 on: March 26, 2012, 01:12:40 PM »
allyuh ...caledonia won the FA cup...1-0 vz Army..Jorsling 81st min...congrats cali

i know it dont sound like news...but

if yuh see the small space on the papers for it...shame
       BM thanks for highlighting this storey,this just goes to show how much we like Football,if this was NE Stars,W Conection etc  i'm sure you would have heard a lot more,winning the FA is always big news but is Cali so no big thing,is not only the papers to blame it have so called reporters does come on here and big up themselves and peeps saying niceness and all kind of shyt and can't give us reports on Football in the country,any how all i really wanted to say is congrats to Cali,keep fighting the good fight.

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Re: Caledonia AIA wins FA Cup
« Reply #113 on: March 26, 2012, 01:51:51 PM »
allyuh ...caledonia won the FA cup...1-0 vz Army..Jorsling 81st min...congrats cali

i know it dont sound like news...but

if yuh see the small space on the papers for it...shame
       BM thanks for highlighting this storey,this just goes to show how much we like Football,if this was NE Stars,W Conection etc  i'm sure you would have heard a lot more,winning the FA is always big news but is Cali so no big thing,is not only the papers to blame it have so called reporters does come on here and big up themselves and peeps saying niceness and all kind of shyt and can't give us reports on Football in the country,any how all i really wanted to say is congrats to Cali,keep fighting the good fight.

As a former FA trophy winner myself, I say congrats to AIA. Right now the news media mind on cricket. Is cricket season. What the hell they hosting FA trophy final at this time. TTFF think this is England. I would have had that game payed at as an opener for next season. Bunch of (fill in whatever allyuh want to say).

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« Reply #114 on: March 26, 2012, 07:15:30 PM »
Deeks...it have 3 papers..with 5 pages of sports... i buy all every morning..and read sports only...not politricks and murder
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« Reply #115 on: March 26, 2012, 07:38:43 PM »
At the recent forum on moving football forward, I criticised TTFF over their "marketing" of what should be their prestige occasion.

I told the assembled football think tank that I attended an F.A.Trophy game at Larry Gomes and there was none collecting money at the gate, no concessions, no sound system or promotions and not a single advertising board. This should be one of TTFF's main moneyspinners. Who sponsors the trophy?

I thought ALLSPORT were the marketing arm of TTFF? How can Watson and friends seriously state they represent football in this country when they can't even support their own cup tournament? Imagine no adverts for the English or Scottish F.A. Cup or the Copa Del Rey?

And then the final is played down south where its really inconvenient for supporters to get to, there was no mention of it to any degree beforehand and just a few seconds clips on the news. How can any school boy dream of lifting the F.A. Trophy when he probably doesn't even know it exists. Shameful. :frustrated: 

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« Reply #116 on: March 27, 2012, 11:18:21 AM »
aye FS
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Re: Champion Jabloteh meets ‘El Do’ school-boys in FA-Cup.
« Reply #117 on: March 27, 2012, 12:04:43 PM »
At the recent forum on moving football forward, I criticised TTFF over their "marketing" of what should be their prestige occasion.

I told the assembled football think tank that I attended an F.A.Trophy game at Larry Gomes and there was none collecting money at the gate, no concessions, no sound system or promotions and not a single advertising board. This should be one of TTFF's main moneyspinners. Who sponsors the trophy?

I thought ALLSPORT were the marketing arm of TTFF? How can Watson and friends seriously state they represent football in this country when they can't even support their own cup tournament? Imagine no adverts for the English or Scottish F.A. Cup or the Copa Del Rey?

And then the final is played down south where its really inconvenient for supporters to get to, there was no mention of it to any degree beforehand and just a few seconds clips on the news. How can any school boy dream of lifting the F.A. Trophy when he probably doesn't even know it exists. Shameful. :frustrated: 
      FS you getting on as though the FA is something new to the TTFF,if you look at the history of our FA you will see how many years it in existance,you talking to think tank etc etc eh saying nothing,FA trophy finals used to sell out all over the country without adds it didn't matter where it was played.
      Football is dead in the country right now,you want them to close gates,collect money,have consession stand,DJ etc etc and it have no crowd?they open the gate it still have no crowd,if you want to market something, have a good product,the TTFF knows why they not marketing anything. 

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« Reply #118 on: March 27, 2012, 04:10:48 PM »
At the recent forum on moving football forward, I criticised TTFF over their "marketing" of what should be their prestige occasion.

I told the assembled football think tank that I attended an F.A.Trophy game at Larry Gomes and there was none collecting money at the gate, no concessions, no sound system or promotions and not a single advertising board. This should be one of TTFF's main moneyspinners. Who sponsors the trophy?

I thought ALLSPORT were the marketing arm of TTFF? How can Watson and friends seriously state they represent football in this country when they can't even support their own cup tournament? Imagine no adverts for the English or Scottish F.A. Cup or the Copa Del Rey?

And then the final is played down south where its really inconvenient for supporters to get to, there was no mention of it to any degree beforehand and just a few seconds clips on the news. How can any school boy dream of lifting the F.A. Trophy when he probably doesn't even know it exists. Shameful. :frustrated: 
      FS you getting on as though the FA is something new to the TTFF,if you look at the history of our FA you will see how many years it in existance,you talking to think tank etc etc eh saying nothing,FA trophy finals used to sell out all over the country without adds it didn't matter where it was played.
      Football is dead in the country right now,you want them to close gates,collect money,have consession stand,DJ etc etc and it have no crowd?they open the gate it still have no crowd,if you want to market something, have a good product,the TTFF knows why they not marketing anything. 

So, just give up then? Coz these big crowds in the past probably knew which teams were playing in the finals, as the papers more than likely used to cover local football. Now they just cover Champions League, EPL, La Liga etc. We don't live in those past times, Coops. Its not local football thats dead, but it can't compete in any way with European football unless its promoted and marketed well. Whats dead is the support of the local media for local football. People won't buy a product if they don't know it exists. It may take some years, but it can be improved.

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« Reply #119 on: March 27, 2012, 06:52:17 PM »
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