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Re: Kenwyne Jones Thread
« Reply #1470 on: July 21, 2017, 05:22:46 PM »
So I finally getting a Atlanta game broadcast live... no KJ even on the bench.. and ah so blight, they playing Orlando, and Molina fun gone. Way

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« Reply #1471 on: July 21, 2017, 06:15:06 PM »
Man, like we Trini friggin BLIGHT. Kevin should be on that Orlando team. But the coach think differently.

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« Reply #1472 on: July 21, 2017, 06:16:37 PM »
So I finally getting a Atlanta game broadcast live... no KJ even on the bench.. and ah so blight, they playing Orlando, and Molina fun gone. Way

KJ injured
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« Reply #1473 on: July 21, 2017, 07:02:44 PM »
Atlanta pip Orlando 1-0.

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« Reply #1474 on: September 13, 2017, 08:26:41 PM »
So Atlanta drop 7 on the Revs, all of ah sudden my boy might get ah treatment
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5yt849wJyVk

And Molino not in lineup for Min.. salt for we this year
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« Reply #1476 on: November 20, 2017, 01:47:09 PM »
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« Reply #1477 on: November 20, 2017, 01:57:47 PM »
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« Reply #1478 on: November 20, 2017, 05:08:41 PM »
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« Reply #1479 on: November 20, 2017, 05:32:44 PM »
Kenwyne retires

Will surely miss your leadership and seeing you on the field of play. Guatemala thanks you  ;)

You have at least two more solid years in you breads.. . .but you will know best.

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Re: Kenwyne Jones Thread
« Reply #1480 on: November 20, 2017, 05:38:53 PM »
Bless Kenwyne!!! Only Yorke name could mention next to yours when it come to Trini ballers reaching the highest heights. You carry we football on your back since 2006 WC, and since you gone we cyah see we way. True fans just thankful for you Kenwyn. Blessings in whatever next. *grateful*

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« Reply #1481 on: November 20, 2017, 06:15:03 PM »
Thanks for the great years and moments

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« Reply #1482 on: November 20, 2017, 06:32:34 PM »
Thank you Mr Jones for your service

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« Reply #1483 on: November 20, 2017, 07:51:38 PM »
Congrats. Did a lot for TT. Good luck on your new endeavors. God Bless.

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« Reply #1484 on: November 20, 2017, 08:40:29 PM »
 Thanks for everything Skipper. All the best in the future.

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« Reply #1485 on: November 20, 2017, 08:46:39 PM »
Congrats KJ on a fantastic career, you played at the heights many could only dream of. Thanks for representing and being there for T&T throughout the ups and downs, wish all the best in your next chapter :salute:

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« Reply #1486 on: November 21, 2017, 12:11:25 AM »
Unless the injury taking it’s toll, I still think he can lead us to positive results, in spite of his age.
This guy have stuff he hasn’t tapped in to yet, due to the requirements of his job. I hope he gets to discover it.

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« Reply #1487 on: November 21, 2017, 03:23:45 AM »
Sad news..

The dictator and his sabotage contributed to this...

I wish him the best

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Re: Kenwyne Jones Thread
« Reply #1488 on: November 21, 2017, 06:06:54 AM »
Kenwyne Jones hangs up his boots.
By Stephon Nicholas (Newsday).


Former national football captain Kenwyne Jones will hang up his boots at the end of the year. Jones was released by his Major League Soccer (MLS) club Atlanta United yesterday, and the dreadlocked striker, in an immediate response, posted on Twitter:

“Football has been great to me, I thank everyone who has helped me on the way, I appreciate you, but this is my last year in the sport.”

Jones, just 33 years old, in an Instagram post, thanked several of the clubs he has played for in a professional career which spanned 15 years and saw him play in five countries.

“Never have I ever imagined that a little boy from Trinidad and Tobago would have become a note in the world of football, I wanna than everyone that helped me along (the) way, from every piece of advice to every critic and well wisher, thank you,” he said.

Jones, born in Point Fortin, began turning heads in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) as a dominant force with St Anthony’s College. He made his pro debut with Joe Public before shifting to W Connection and then moving to Southampton in England, quickly making a name for himself as a scoring threat. He played the English Premier league with Sunderland, Stoke City and Cardiff and had stints with Bournemouth, Al Jazira, Central FC and then Atlanta United.

“‘My decision to retire from playing has not been an easy one for me but having thought about it at length, and having discussed it with those closest to me, I believe that now is the right time to move on to the next chapter in my life and career,” Jones said yesterday.

Jones was named Trinidad and Tobago Footballer of the Year in 2007, 2010 and 2013.

He was named Sunderland Player of the Year in 2007/2008 as well as Players’ Player of the Year that same season.

Jones played in two World Cups – the 2001 FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cup in T&T and the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany. He appeared in three Concacaf Gold Cups in 2005, 2013 and 2015.

“I feel incredibly honoured and proud to have enjoyed the career I’ve had and I’ve loved every moment of it, being part of history and playing before fans of my country and the different teams I represented. It has been a huge distinction to captain my national team both at the senior and youth level and these were some of the best years of my life.”

Speaking to Newsday yesterday, former national player Brent Sancho, who competed alongside Jones at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, expressed shock at Jones’ decision.

“I’m really shocked to see that. I know Atlanta wasn’t picking up his option but I don’t think that’s reason to retire,” said the Central FC owner. Sancho heaped praise on Jones for his deportment and believes he still has a lot of football in him still.

“Without a doubt, we had him at Central FC and I thought he was an absolute professional in the way he carried about himself. On and off the pitch he was a handful. He scored a number of goals for us and he can still definitely ply his trade at any of the leagues with his ability. He many not be able to play a leading role as before, but he can play a role,” he said.

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Ex-Soca Warriors captain Kenwyne Jones retires after parting ways with Atlanta Utd.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com).


Former Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team captain Kenwyne Jones announced his retirement from football today, after a one-year stint with United States Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit, Atlanta United FC. The MLS website stated Atlanta did not renew Jones’ deal although the player explained that he retired first.

At just 33, Jones played professionally in four different countries and, most memorably, represented three England Premier League clubs: Southampton, Sunderland and Stoke City.

Jones also featured at two international FIFA tournaments, playing at the 2001 Under-17 World Cup—hosted by Trinidad and Tobago—and the Germany 2006 World Cup in which the Soca Warriors made Trinidad and Tobago the smallest country ever to play at that level.

“Football has been great to me, I thank everyone who has helped me on the way,” said Jones, via Twitter. “I appreciate you, but this is my last year in the sport.”

Jones, a former St Anthony’s College student, gave a roll call of his former overseas employers and thanked everyone who had given him a chance and supported him when he needed it.

“For the times I’ve had at the clubs, you’ve embraced me and I love you for it,” said Jones. “This is my last year in the sport and I’ll be forever grateful. But most of all, I wanna [thank] the Almighty God for life, health and strength and also the gift that he gave me to play this game.

“My family thank you for sticking it out with me.”

Jones’ international career spanned 17 years, starting with his bow, at the age of 16, as a reluctant defender under then National Under-17 coach Chief Adegboye Onigbinde. The nephew of former Strike Squad forward Philbert “Pamo” Jones, he always had his heart set on playing at the other end of the field and the debate about his best role for Trinidad and Tobago has raged ever since.

The tall, strapping, versatile player got his first taste of senior international football as a wing-back for Hannibal Najjar while Bertille St Clair once tried him as a holding midfielder. Leo Beenhakker eventually gave Jones his first start up front although he often utilised him on the flank with Trinidad and Tobago record scorer Stern John considered indispensable as a striker at the time.

When Marvin Andrews was ruled out through injury, Beenhakker even considered returning Jones to central defence—ahead of Brent Sancho—for Trinidad and Tobago’s World Cup opener against Sweden. But the former Real Madrid coach decided it was too risky to entrust the task of closing down Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic a make-shift defender.

Jones became a regular on top for Sunderland following the World Cup after, ironically, replacing John at the Premier League club. And his early form earned rave reviews from then Chelsea and England captain John Terry, who called him unbeatable in the air.

Jones played exclusively as a forward for Trinidad and Tobago after that although the results were mixed until TTFA president Raymond Tim Kee hired Stephen Hart as head coach.

Jones’ scoring return in attacking roles read: two goals from 14 appearances under Beenhakker, one goal in two appearances under Wim Rijsbergen, one goal in six appearances for Francisco Maturana, zero goals in seven appearances for Russell Latapy, three goals from four appearances under Otto Pfister and zero goals from three appearances under the joint stewardship of Hutson “Barber” Charles and Jamaal Shabazz.

It was a combined seven goals from 36 outings.

Under Hart, who gave Jones the captain’s armband and made him the focal point of a strategy that focused on counter-attacks and set pieces, he scored 11 times from his first 26 games as Trinidad and Tobago soared up the FIFA rankings and managed successive quarterfinal finishes at the 2013 and 2015 Gold Cups.

However, critics might remember Jones’ run of one goal—against St Vincent and the Grenadines—from his last eight games under Hart, which coincided with a team slump that ultimately led to the coach’s dismissal. But there were mitigating circumstances.

In January 2016, Jones quit then England Championship club, Cardiff City, to try his hand with Al Jazeera in the United Arab Emirates. That July, he returned to Trinidad to represent Pro League club, Central FC.

His lone goal in 2016 came while employed by Al Jazeera but he failed to score from six international games while at the “Couva Sharks” and a noticeable decline in his fitness, coupled with injuries, made him a scapegoat for irate Warriors fans.

Jones moved to new MLS franchise, Atlanta United, at the start of 2017 but it was the club’s technical director Carlos Bocanegra who hired the Trinidadian and not their Argentine coach Gerardo Martino, whose tenure began later.

Jones was never first choice for Martino and scored twice in 17 appearances for the club. During that period, he made six appearances under new national coach Dennis Lawrence and failed to get on the score-sheet for any.

Omitted by Lawrence once the Warriors were eliminated from the Russia World Cup campaign, Jones decided to call it a day when he was waived by Martino.

His final international record read 23 goals from 90 appearances. He was Trinidad and Tobago Footballer of the Year in 2007, 2010 and 2013, Sunderland Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year in 2007/08 and Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) MVP in 2002.

Kenwyne Jones media statement:

“My decision to retire from playing has not been an easy one for me but having thought about it at length, and having discussed it with those closest to me, I believe that now is the right time to move on to the next chapter in my life and career.

“I feel incredibly honoured and proud to have enjoyed the career I’ve had and I’ve loved every moment of it, being part of history and playing before fans of my country and the different teams I represented.

“It has been a huge distinction to captain my national team both at the senior and youth level and these were some of the best years of my life. I’ve been privileged to play the game with and be involved in football with people from all different races, religions and backgrounds working together for one shared goal.

“The core values that I have learnt during this chapter are some of the most important you can learn in life. I take this opportunity to wish everyone I have worked with and played alongside as well against the best in the game and in their careers. Love and Respect to you all.”

Last kick for Kenwyne.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Kenwyne Jones will hang up his boots at the end of the year, blowing the final whistle on a career that has spanned close to two decades.

His announcement came via social media, not long after Atlanta United, the Major League Soccer club he plays for in America, announced it would not be renewing his contract.

Jones said in a release, “My decision to retire from playing has not been an easy one for me but having thought about it at length… I believe that now is the right time to move on to the next chapter in my life...”

His social media posts attracted reactions from footballers across the globe. His former team-mate at Sunderland Anton Ferdinand said on Twitter, “…congratulations on a great career thank you for the battles we had and thank you for the memories.”

Former Manchester United defender Fabio said, “all the best in your future my friend.”

T&T’s Shahdon Winchester said, “It was a pleasure skip all the best in your future endeavours.”

Jones played 90 times for T&T, scoring 23 goals. He was named T&T Footballer of the Year in 2007, 2010 and 2013. He also played in the 2001 FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cup in T&T and the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany.

He appeared in three CONCACAF Gold Cups in 2005, 2013 and 2015.

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Re: Kenwyne Jones Thread
« Reply #1489 on: November 21, 2017, 07:51:14 AM »
Respek skip   :beermug:
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« Reply #1490 on: November 21, 2017, 11:06:10 AM »
Wow! Will miss seeing our skipper do all the thankless dirty work and the acrobatics after scoring. A consummate professional on the pitch even when his role and responsibilities were not glamorous. An absolute beast when bearing down on a header one on one with a goal keeper. All the best Captain KJ!

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« Reply #1491 on: November 21, 2017, 02:50:47 PM »
Thanks Kenwyne! You did what most couldn't and always with decency. You were a worthy leader and a patriot. You are a true Trini to the Bone! Blessing in the next step of your life.
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« Reply #1492 on: November 21, 2017, 06:55:51 PM »
KJ thanks for your service, very few get to play in the EPL and have the life you have had. Most have no idea how difficult it was to achieve what you have achieved. Much success in your next endeavors, hoping that you remain in football in some capacity.

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« Reply #1493 on: November 21, 2017, 09:43:19 PM »
WATCH: Kenwyne Jones' decision to hang up his boots has taken many by surprise, but one of his former coaches, Nigel “Grovy” Grosvenor, believes it was the right decision.

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Re: Kenwyne Jones Thread
« Reply #1494 on: November 22, 2017, 05:56:51 AM »
Lawrence: Jones a phenomenal servant.
T&T Guardian Reports.


T&T head coach Dennis Lawrence has praised retiring footballer Kenwyne Jones as a “phenomenal servant” to his country and to the sport. Lawrence said he enjoyed working with Jones as a player and then working with him as a coach.

Jones could find himself now working with Lawrence off the field. The T&T coach told Guardian Media Sports yesterday, “It’s not just about being on the football pitch. People play different roles and sometimes it’s off the football pitch. Kenwyne has a unanimous amount of experience and it’s something he can pass on to this generation so as long as Kenwyne is around and willing, he will always have a part to play with me because I think we cannot afford to let these type of people walk out of our football.”

Lawrence also contributed to the ongoing debate about the legacy Jones leaves in international football. He dismissed the notion that the striker underachieved in his career.

He said, “He played the highest level you could get in world football. This guy has been involved in the English Premier League, he’s been at a World Cup and he’s done himself no in-favours whatsoever so I think he’s done well and I’m delighted for him. We need to focus on every positive thing he’s done for himself, he’s done for T&T football and let that be the legacy that Kenwyne has left.”

Former T&T footballer Alvin Corneal also had similar thoughts regarding Jones’ legacy. He said the former T&T captain cannot be labelled an underachiever otherwise he wouldn’t still be in the professional game now, plying his trade for Atlanta United in Major League Soccer.

“He played the best he can,” Corneal said. “He was in a number of good teams. He was in the 2001 youth team and then he was in the 2006 World Cup and a number of other CONCACAF and World Cup qualifiers so he has achieved his goal.”

Corneal went on, “He may not have scored the number of goals he would have liked to have done. He may not have had the consistency that he would have liked to have done but that happens in the lives of most players.” Corneal says he continues to admire Jones for standing tall, fighting his way through his career and being a leader.

The former T&T player said Jones perhaps chose now to retire because he was probably getting a little bit tired of it and his mental focus might have been deteriorating as well. Corneal concluded, “If his mindset is that then there is no point staying on.

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« Reply #1495 on: November 22, 2017, 10:19:11 AM »
All the best skipper and thanks for all your  years of service
Thanks for doing a thankless job..you did it with pride diginity and you will always have my respect...arise all Warriors for a truely great one has given all that he possessed
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« Reply #1496 on: November 22, 2017, 11:40:31 AM »
KJ had an exceptional career. Well done, Sir, and thank you for flying the red, white & black proudly!

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« Reply #1497 on: November 22, 2017, 01:15:14 PM »
There is much to admire about Kenwyne Jones' career and how he represented T&T. Decent, respectful, intelligent, articulate, and effective.

When used under Hart (Who structured the team to play to his strengths) he scored the goals we knew he could score, and he made those around him play better.

Will miss his presence on the T&T team
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« Reply #1498 on: November 22, 2017, 01:42:50 PM »
EL CAPITAN :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: so under appreciated at times during his career but always served when called
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Jones hailed as ‘tremendous servant’
« Reply #1499 on: November 22, 2017, 02:21:05 PM »
Jones hailed as ‘tremendous servant’
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


Sancho, Eve pay tribute to ex-TT football captain

Former national players Brent Sancho and Angus believe Trinidad and Tobago should remember their ex-teammate Kenwyne Jones as a true patriot and servant to this country.

Jones announced his retirement on Monday after his MLS club, Atlanta United, decided not to take up their option on his contract.

Jones, 33, a former national captain said quitting was not an easy decision but after discussing it with those close to him, he decided it was time to hang up his boots. Sancho, who played alongside Jones at the 2006 World Cup, and brought him in on loan at his club Central FC last year, hailed the commitment Jones displayed to the red, white and black.

“His (greatest) memory is his commitment to the country. When you look at how many years he’s represented his country, he’s never shun his responsibility in coming home. At the height of his profession, he was playing in the (English) Premiership and he still would make his trip to come back and play on every occasion given. It’s very rare you see a player of that magnitude and has that star power that is always willing to represent Trinidad and Tobago. That commitment really sticks out in my memory of Kenwyne Jones,” Sancho said.

Sancho believed Jones’ legacy as a top striker in the CONCACAF region is cemented given his aerial prowess which proved an asset to TT.

“He’s always been a threat. When you speak to other CONCACAF nations and you listen to people outside Trinidad and Tobago speak about him, and the fear that he strikes in a lot of team’s minds, you’d have to say he was our danger man throughout his career,” he said.

With a record of 23 goals in 82 games, ranking him sixth on the all-time scoring list for TT, Sancho and Eve acknowledge Jones should have scored more goals for TT but neither blamed him for it.

“In terms of his game, he may have wanted to score more goals for his country, Sancho said, “When you look at the way he played, he did not have the kind of support that maybe others had in the past. He was asked to lead the line many times on his own. In terms of goalscoring opportunities, he’s not a creator of his own opportunities but he wasn’t supplied enough to score.”

Asked why Jones became such a polarising figure in TT football with a number of people clamouring for him to be dropped even though ex-TT coach Stephen Hart placed the utmost faith in him as captain, Eve said:

“He is not one of the natural strikers that we would normally have. He is big, he’s robust, he likes to head the ball, and we weren’t accustomed to those type of strikers. We were more accustomed to those fleet-footed strikers, players who run and dribble the ball and those type of exciting players. He is not built in that mould, his skillset was not made in that way. I also think the national teams did not play to his strengths – they did not have natural wingers and give him the service that he would like or have some striker play around him so they can pick up the ball after a flick. It’s our fault that he didn’t show his true prowess.”

Eve, a former national captain, described Jones as “a tremendous servant to the country” and feels he should be given a testimonial match to celebrate his career. “All national players who would have served (deserve it) but unfortunately we don’t really do it. There’s a number of national players should have gotten and Kenwyne is one of those who should get, but the past doesn’t tell me he will get one,” Eve said.

Eve, who holds the record for most caps – 117 – said injury may have played a big part in Jones deciding to walk away from the game.

“It’s unfortunate. I think it’s due to injury he is bowing out. I know athletes want to bow out on a higher note, but I think God has given him a lot of blessings in his life. To play at Premier League level is not easy to do. Very few Trinidadians have had that opportunity. Congratulations to him on all he has done and accomplished and we should celebrate him a a country.”
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