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Lessons from football impasse
« on: September 24, 2007, 11:23:02 PM »
Lessons from football impasse
Express Editorial

Tuesday, September 25th 2007

IT's good news that the acrimonious matter involving the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) and the players on the national team has reached an amicable pass. The matter in which the players have been claiming monies they insist are owed to them by the TTFF from the 2006 World Cup campaign in Germany is now headed to a tribunal in London.

And after months of stout denials that some of those players were on a blacklist for raising their complaints in public, the TTFF has agreed to abandon just such a list.

A number of those players who have been expressing their willingness to continue playing for the team and were being denied selection, will now be considered once again for selection.

The sport's local governing body must now bury the hatchet it has been wielding against the players for pursuing what they conceive to be their just cause. And the players must now also put their trust in the deliberations of the arbitral panel in London, in which their own legal representative reposes supreme confidence.

Both sides in the matter appeared to have agreed to this process of settling this grievance which had the effect of, among other things, rendering Trinidad and Tobago less than full strength on the field of play.

So soon after the glorious campaign of the national team in Germany 2006, when the country made history both on and off the field, this spectacle of players versus officials over money was, in a word, ugly.

Whatever the outcome of the deliberations of the panel in London in this affair, two things are apparent going in. Both sides in the debacle have chosen to accept and abide by that decision. Also, the proceedings all agree, will be completed in a much speedier fashion than if the matter had gone to court, either in London or in Port of Spain.

It is a sign of the maturity of the principals and their advisers on both sides that they have moved to have the matter settled in this manner.

While a few of the players from the historic Soca Warriors outfit who missed vital action during this period of dispute have now retired, several of them will look forward now to returning to action in representing their country.

The issue on the whole speaks to the growing realisation of how competitive sport, and the representation of one's country in it have now become part and parcel of international business.

It is just one of the many lessons which sporting officials, equally as players and their fans, must appreciate about the times in which we live, as exemplified by the ramifications of how this issue has played itself out thus far.

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Re: Lessons from football impasse
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007, 11:11:12 AM »
Only one lesson learnt from Football Impasse : Jack is the biggest, most boldfafce thief ever pass thru Trinidad.

No mafia boss have nothing on him. He doing blatant criminal activities and telling all of we ''do something bout it nah?" ...and getting away with it every time.

Everybody know he is a crook and he could still do whatever he want and get even more praise and favours from ppl in big positions.
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Re: Lessons from football impasse
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007, 12:08:38 PM »
It show me....

How much of a tief and liars the TTFF and dem crooks is.

How unproffessional they are.

How much corruption exists in the association. 

How stupid and weak they think the players are.

How stupid they think TNT is

How easy it is to take money from the treasury

How high handed they are

How untouchable they were(untill now)

And how much we are becoming, of a democratic Country.

I hope the dark that has taken place in this association and many others in TnT will come to the light and soon will rid them of this plague of secrecy.
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Re: Lessons from football impasse
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2007, 12:25:49 PM »
on the dark side..

how as fans and trinis on the whole we does hem and haw plenty, but at de end of the day will lie down and take the blacklist and whatever the dictatorial TTFF throw our way.   No organized protest, no vehement venting of our dissatisfaction with the impasse, no threatening to burn down de TTFF offices or kidnap Camps or something radical to bring the matter to the forefront (for the serious ones among us that was a joke eh!). The blacklist couldve gone further into, and obliterated our WCQ campaign and we probably would have hoped for the best from the scab-labor C team warriors.. Most of us were resigned to the fact that we had seen the last of our Soca Warriors. 
And it also show as well that in sitting idly by with the looming threat of sanction or expulsion, how helpless our government is to the corrupt ways of FIFA.

on the bright side..

it showed how technology and the fingertip access to knowledge has empowered us to actually make a tangible difference.. who would've thought in this day and age we would be privy to confidential info like the spreadsheet of figures supplied by the TTFF, and then could quickly counter with a spreadsheet of our own accounting for the various sources of income declared at one point or another throughout the WCQ campaign (complete with photos and press articles). I know that the research done by some here was a valuable source of info for FPATT, and i think those who worked expeditiously to bring all the facts to light deserve a great deal of credit for whats gone on so far..
Learned as well in future to get everything in writing!!


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Re: Lessons from football impasse
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2007, 12:44:32 PM »
That evil will continue when good men do nothing.
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Re: Lessons from football impasse
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2007, 01:53:19 PM »
A big thank you to Shaka, i am sure he had a part in the resolution of the players impasse.


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Re: Lessons from football impasse
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2007, 02:37:36 PM »
TTFF showed "maturity"? That like when yuh run dong an corner a bandit who jes tief yuh money and he say OK, ah go gih yuh half back. Steups
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