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Re: Kelvin Jack ponders TTFA presidency.
« Reply #150 on: May 05, 2015, 10:01:34 PM »
What he pondering for?

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Re: Kelvin Jack ponders TTFA presidency.
« Reply #151 on: January 20, 2017, 03:49:27 AM »
Kelvin Jack: T&T football is in shambles; please resign, David John-Williams!.
By Kelvin Jack (Wired868).


“March is not far away and this disorganisation is unacceptable and quite unprofessional. You give this air of arrogance which is not justified as to date your decisions have inspired zero confidence in yourself and the TTFA…

“Since you took office there has been almost no progress. When will things ever change at the TTFA?”

The following is an open letter to Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams by former Scotland Premier League and World Cup 2006 goalkeeper Kelvin Jack:

Dear Mr David John-Williams,

I am publicly requesting that you step down as President of the TTFA… As you and the Technical Committee ponder who our next manager will be, our opponents in the Hex are busy planning tactics and are almost certainly tranquil in mood.

I have heard that an announcement is imminent. Let’s hope it’s a sensible one. You and the committee decided that a change of manager was needed but it’s the almost laughable process that has dumbfounded me and hundreds of thousands of others.

You removed one manager, which is part of football, but it seems as though there was absolutely no plan in place to appoint someone capable of doing the job. Myself and the fans are awaiting the next appointment. March is not far away and this disorganisation is unacceptable and quite unprofessional. You give this air of arrogance which is not justified as to date your decisions have inspired zero confidence in yourself and the TTFA.

Mr John-Williams, I am not one who will say the politically correct thing. I also have no need to criticise for criticising sake, as the facts are here for all to see. Since you took office there has been almost no progress.

When will things ever change at the TTFA? It must surely be your mission to ensure the TTFA is respected for its professionalism and success. What is the plan? How are you going to make us better?

What tangible programmes are you going to start? Are you working with the Pro League, The Super League, The clubs so that we go forward in unison? What about the youth teams, the future senior players?

Since assuming office, have you presented to the business community and government tangible reasons why they need to invest heavily in football? I would think you probably did but because of your performance thus far I’m not confident in your ability to convince them.

This is quite shambolic and, as someone who would’ve died playing for my country, it’s quite upsetting. I’m not like others who will toe the line because they want a job or want to travel to different places.

You were on radio the other day rambling on and on blaming others. As President, you have not led and if you choose not to resign you must start leading; effectively. This unprofessionalism must cease and the buck stops with you…

Trinidad and Tobago has no God given right to qualify for World Cups but if we do the right things qualifying regularly could be achievable.

Of course my lines are open if you want proper advice, as this shambles is just too much now… Please consider what I’m saying with maturity, as the fans and myself crave professional leadership and a plan for our National Teams.

Respectfully,
Kelvin Jack CM


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Re: Kelvin Jack ponders TTFA presidency.
« Reply #152 on: January 20, 2017, 06:31:12 AM »
Sorry Jack, Too little too late. He was just appointed to a FIFA committee , lots of travel and rubbing shoulders with Big wigs , like Mr Warner . Do you really believe that he would give up those perks,
 Thank you for trying and thank you for your passion about our Team . If the new coach could instill that passion , I am sure the results would be an improvement on what we have had lately.

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Re: Kelvin Jack ponders TTFA presidency.
« Reply #153 on: January 20, 2017, 08:09:38 AM »
Before Kelvin start talking about TTFA presidency, he needs to make sure he has people with financial clout by his side. He needs to form a broad coalition of people in our society. Before he throws his hat is the ring, he must have commitments of 50 million or more to persuade the various groups who vote. the zones, the proleague and the super league. Being a former WC player alone will not sway these group. So if he serious, he has about 2 to 3 years to work on his goals.

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Re: Kelvin Jack Thread
« Reply #154 on: September 13, 2017, 05:10:47 AM »
Kelvin: We weren’t good enough for Russia; but DJW, players and coach made things worse.
By Kelvin Jack (Wired868).


The final nail was hammered in the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team’s coffin in Panama.

To be brutally honest we were not good enough administratively, technically or tactically and we lacked the level of discipline required to qualify for a World Cup finals. This is not a new problem and Trinidad and Tobago football will continue to be terribly frustrating if we do not get serious.

This blog will be 25 pages long if I go through the games against Honduras and Panama meticulously. So I will highlight a few defining moments.

(Honduras)

I just couldn’t believe the lack of urgency and the sloppiness in our play. This was a hugely important game and this is when I expect the so called ‘big players’ to set the tone. But we were not sharp in the mind.

After seven minutes, Honduras played a cross into the box and I would expect goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams to gobble that up and set the tone, just be nice and solid. He spilled it, it’s not cleared and Honduras score.

Yes, players make mistakes and I’m sure Jan-Michael would be bitterly disappointed with the role he played in it. Having conceded first and knowing the importance of the game, I expected a reaction.

We had a really good chance to test their keeper with a header from Sheldon Bateau but his effort was poor. I then expected to see us up the tempo. But we looked so disorganised that it beggared belief. Every time Honduras came forward, they looked like scoring and they duly did in the 16th minute. We didn’t do enough to stop Romell Quito’s cross from the left flank and Honduras were 2-0 up in no time.

Honduras were in control and if I’m honest we never looked like we had the desire or know-how to win the game. Of course we scored the penalty but we were inept and deserved nothing from the performance we conjured. It was nothing short of embarrassing.

(Panama)

Another poor performance and I question our focus and concentration here. We had a corner but yet we conceded 20 seconds later. Our defenders were not concentrating; they were watching the game and not switched on to potential danger.

I blame the coach, defenders and goalkeeper. It used to infuriate me when we had a corner and my defenders were just watching the game and not sensing danger. This tells me you are not concentrating and lack focus.

The second goal is also very avoidable. Again we don’t do enough to stop the cross but what I find inexplicable is that Carlyle Mitchell had more than enough time to have his body shape right. Instead he is facing his own goal and is so unaware of his positioning that he heads it in his own net.

It was a technical error that shouldn’t happen at this level, especially when you have enough time to get into a position where you can see the ball and the attacker. We could’ve easily been beaten 5-0 in this game.

I think people need to realise that qualifying for a World Cup finals is no mean feat and needs serious commitment from the players and staff. In 2006, we had a very experienced squad. Players who were playing at a decent level and who had been through a couple World Cup campaigns. We were also very disciplined and had a top coach in Leo Beenhakker.

There was not one incident from the 2006 squad regarding discipline. But yet we had incidents in this squad with Cordell Cato, for instance.

I just cannot understand how a player could not be focused and committed for something as life-changing as World Cup qualification. He let his teammates and the fans down. It should be a lesson learned for the boy.

Our campaign was doomed from the onset and the baffling decisions by David John-Williams also didn’t help. He sacks Stephen Hart and hires Tom Saintfiet. He then undermines Saintfiet publicly and hires Dennis Lawrence, while ignoring Terry Fenwick who was—without question—the best person available to give us a chance of qualifying.

DJW must do better and, if he is not up to the job of getting football organised, he needs to resign. I ask the question: What is his plan? How is he going to structure Trinidad and Tobago football to become a CONCACAF power?

I know what needs to happen for sure and I have extended an olive branch to him. But he obviously thinks he knows what he is doing.

It is almost farcical where we are at the moment but I would warn the die-hard football fans that things may get worse before they improve—unless there are major changes and investment in a structured plan.

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Re: Kelvin Jack Thread
« Reply #155 on: March 27, 2019, 03:28:39 PM »
Ex-TT goalie Jack has eyes on TTFA presidency.
By Renaldo Matadeen (Newsday).


FORMER national goalkeeper Kelvin Jack has revealed he is eyeing the presidency of the TT Football Association (TTFA) when elections are called in November. Jack revealed as much on a social media post to Facebook group, Wired 868 Volley, on Monday, indicating that even if he doesn’t run, he’ll back the candidate he thinks is viable to replace current president, David John-Williams.

Jack described John-Williams’ current tenure as “an absolute nightmare for TT football.” In the post, Jack, who represented the country at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, said, “The damage he has orchestrated and his arrogance defies belief. I know I have publicly criticised him before and on each occasion I’ve always made the point that he needs to take advice from knowledgeable people. I even made it known my lines are open if he ever needed tangible solutions to the many obstacles plaguing TT football.”

Jack has played football locally, ironically for John-Williams’ club, W Connection, as well as San Juan Jabloteh, and he also ran out for English clubs such as Gillingham and Scottish side, Dundee. He believes this wealth of experience as a player and his overall travels could bring something to the fore as he thinks change is needed to improve player and coach relations, and establish financial stability within the organisation.

“Over the last year, I have been in talks with various stakeholders in TT about becoming the TTFA president or supporting a driven individual in doing so. I believe, without question, I have the necessary tools, passion, know how, discipline and professionalism to effect lasting and tangible change. The potential in our football is vast and untapped... the hole we are in really bothers me... it depresses me at times.

I love my country with an unrelenting passion,” Jack continued.

His intent comes on the heels of several issues permeating throughout the TTFA at this moment, including the association’s bank account being frozen due to unpaid wages in a tiff with the national fustal team. The TT Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer has also questioned the recent election of Richard Quan Chan and Anthony Moore as vice-presidents of the TTFA, replacing Joanne Salazar and Allan Warner. To rub salt in the TTFA’s wounds, Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh, in the High Court, ordered the body to make all its financial information, including details of the controversial Home of Football project in Couva, available to board member and TT Super League president Keith Look Loy this month in a bid to ensure transparency and accountability has been adhered to – which the current president has remained adamant has been the case.

“It is time DJW leaves and I mean, he should resign now, today.. I will keep all posted as to my attempts to run for office or support a great candidate in doing so,” Jack concluded.

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Kelvin Jack eager to support in various capacities
« Reply #156 on: January 19, 2020, 09:44:34 AM »
Kelvin Jack eager to support in various capacities
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Newly appointed head of goalkeeping for the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association Kelvin Jack says he’s delighted to be returning to his native land with the responsibility of contributing to the development of the game here, moreso the goalkeepers at all levels.

Jack was appointed an assistant coach to the Senior Men’s Team under head coach Terry Fenwick and assistant Derek King and will also serve as goalkeeper coach for the senior team. He currently holds a UEFA B coaching license and a UEFA A Goalkeeping coaching license.

“I’m delighted to be involved in Trinidad and Tobago football,” Jack told TTFA Media on Saturday.

“I believe I can be a huge influence on goalkeepers in Trinidad and Tobago. my goal is to improve every goalkeeper I work with. I am excited to work with the other goalkeeping coaches within the national set-up.”Jack continued.

The former San Juan Jabloteh and Gillingham goalkeeper emphasised the influence of discipline and a business-like approach to the preparations.

“I believe in hard work, discipline and professionalism and I hope these attributes would have a positive influence on the players. I love my country and everyone who knows me are aware of my passion and my attention to detail,” he said.

Jack also played under Fenwick at Jabloteh, adding, “I’m also looking forward to my role as an assistant coach as I believe I can support the gaffer in any capacity he wants me to. I’m looking forward to teaming up with him and Trinidad and Tobago are lucky to have him.

“I’m a winner so ultimately I hope my winning mentality would rub off in the players.”

The 43-year-old Jack lined up with W Connection, Doc’s Khelwalaas and Jabloteh before moving to Reading FC in England in 2004, later moving to Dundee in Scotland and Gillingham before ending his playing career at Kettering Town in 2012.

Jack played in T&T’s final 2006 World Cup group encounter against Paraguay and was a mainstay between the uprights during the final round of 2006 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
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Re: Kelvin Jack Thread
« Reply #157 on: June 02, 2020, 06:25:47 PM »
WATCH: Trinidad and Tobago Goalkeeping Coach Kelvin Jack talks on a variety of topics including his role in national football, improving the quality of T&T players, the current impasse between the TTFA and FIFA, and his future plans.

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Re: Kelvin Jack Thread
« Reply #159 on: January 05, 2021, 12:14:34 PM »
Former Gillingham and Trinidad & Tobago World Cup goalkeeper Kelvin Jack is coaching at Dover Athletic
By Craig Tucker (KentOnine)


It’s time Dover’s “under-the-radar” goalkeeper coach got some credit, according to Nicky Southall.

Whites appointed former Trinidad & Tobago keeper Kelvin Jack to replace Lee Worgan in the summer but he’s stayed in the background.

Assistant boss Southall says Jack, who went to the 2006 World Cup, is doing a fine job at Crabble as part of a management team that was recently completed by ex-Aston Villa defender Liam Ridgewell.

The ex-Gillingham goalkeeper, 44, has been on board since the start of the season.

“We lost Lee Worgan and needed to replace him,” said Southall.

“He’s someone we knew well, he’s local, living in Sittingbourne, and he ticks a lot of boxes.

“He’s been fantastic for the keepers we have.

"He’s played at the World Cup and you can’t pass up opportunities to get that level of experience at your club. You’ve got to grab it and he’s been brilliant for us.

“Nothing’s really been mentioned about him. He came in pre-season, a bit under the radar, and I just thought it would be nice to give him a bit of recognition for the job he’s doing.

“With Liam coming in as well, we’ve got a lot of experience in our management team.

“We just want to see the fruits of our labour and get a few wins to give everyone a lift.”

Jack was with Dundee when he went to the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Injury meant he sat out the first two games, a goalless draw with Sweden and a 2-0 defeat by England.

But he regained his place from Shaka Hislop for the final group match, as Trinidad bowed out with a 2-0 defeat against Paraguay.

He played for Gillingham between 2006 and 2008 and also had a spell in non-league with Maidstone.
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Goalkeeping coach Kelvin Jack joins Fenwick
« Reply #160 on: March 14, 2021, 04:56:33 PM »
Goalkeeping coach Kelvin Jack joins Fenwick
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


National coach Terry Fenwick is set to receive some much-needed help, at least in the goalkeeping department, from the goalkeeper coach for all the national teams Kelvin Jack soon.

Jack was among a number of coaches who received contracts under the William Wallace-led T&T Football Association but has not worked a day on the job due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which has affected sports action in various ways worldwide.

However, the resumption of play internationally, coupled with permission granted for national teams to resume preparation for international competition by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley in November, has left Fenwick almost semi-paralysed in the preparation of his goalkeepers ahead of the FIFA/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers which kicks off with an opening match against Guyana on March 25th in the Dominican Republic.

Chairman of the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee Robert Hadad revealed recently that Jack, a member of the T&T team that played in the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, is set to return home to help out, but he (Hadad) faces a contentious issue with the coach's salary for the time he has not been here.

"He is making his way back to Trinidad and Tobago, he is going to meet up with the team in the Dominican Republic, return home with the team, do the quarantine with them and then he will be back here thereafter," Hadad explained.

Jack has missed more than a year on the job with the team and has been talking to Hadad to sort out a payment plan for him during the time he has been at home in England. According to Hadad: "He and I have already been talking about the fact that he hasn't really been here for 14 months of his contract, so should I pay him for the 14 months, or did you really try to come home?"

He noted further: "So that will be up in the air, that's another contentious issue just like everything else, there are a lot of contentious issues and some of these guys see things through one-way lenses. Legally, legitimately we have to pay him, so I have to reach out to some part of him, the emotional and sympathetic side."

Jack, who has always spoken out on the ills of T&T football, was rightfully given a position as goalkeeper coach on the senior national team, alongside head coach Fenwick, his assistant Derek King who is also Under-20 team coach, then manager Basil Thompson, equipment manager Michael Williams and trainer Oswin Birchwood. Jack will double as goalkeeper coach for the other teams.

The team has been without a goalkeeping coach for the past months and it showed in a 0-7 drubbing by the United States in an international friendly encounter in Orlando Florida, USA on January 31.

The team warmed up for the Guyana match with a convincing 4-1 victory over T&T Pro League campaigners Police FC on Friday at the hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. T&T win came courtesy of a double strike by Sean Bonval and a goal apiece from Duane Muckette and Brent Sam.

On Monday, Fenwick's men will continue their preparations with a clash with Defence Force.

Jack could also be a welcome asset to the team in dealing with conflict resolution, amidst rumours that some players are opposed to the coaching methods of the coach (Fenwick), among other reported issues.

Thompson, the previous manager of the team is said to have been replaced by Adrian Romain.
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Re: Kelvin Jack Thread
« Reply #161 on: March 14, 2021, 05:05:08 PM »
In 2020/1, he didn't have to be there physically to accomplish part of his responsibilities. There's a little heard of device with a keyboard.

But aside from that, who the heck is drifting these contracts?
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Re: Kelvin Jack Thread
« Reply #162 on: March 21, 2021, 06:30:14 PM »
WATCH TTFA Media Officer Shaun Fuentes in conversation with Kelvin Jack, T&T Men's National Team assistant/goalkeeper coach.

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Re: Kelvin Jack Thread
« Reply #163 on: March 22, 2021, 04:42:49 AM »
 As a player, in my opinion, this player turned coach never exluded overwhelming confidence. From the article and interview, it apeears that his commitment is more like he is doing TF a favour rather than bringing a passionate desire to parlay some skills and knowledge to the team.
if already we are learning g that he had issues with money then that is ah red flag. Need more red white and black to complete the picture for me