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Offline maxg

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #810 on: December 03, 2020, 05:05:32 PM »
So two of Hart's best players (Rampersad and Garcia) never played for Hart team when he was T&T coach?

And they were already pro players at the time.


Almost 4 years ago !. Nah, I sure you can figure that one all by yourself. Yet, here's a clue doh. Who was getting the accolades then, that they getting now ?  Maybe if he did throw dem fellas out and put Ramps and Akeem in, they would have improved then ? Then what would ppl have asked ? hmmmm...as proficient as they are in the CPL last season, they still may not be selected in the next campaign. Imagine that.


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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #811 on: December 04, 2020, 07:58:17 AM »
So two of Hart's best players (Rampersad and Garcia) never played for Hart team when he was T&T coach?

And they were already pro players at the time.



Actually, Garcia made his debut for the national senior team at the age of 18 under Stephen Hart. He came on as a sub in a friendly against Panama. So obviously Hart saw something in him then, but maybe he wasn't ready. And back then, whose place would he have taken?

Rampersad was never a pro player until signed by Halifax. Prior to that, he played all his football with FC Santa Rosa. He was mainly signed on the recommendation of Derek King who coached Santa Rosa and was Hart's assistant coach on the national team and became his assistant again at Halifax.
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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #812 on: December 11, 2020, 10:12:31 AM »
Halifax Wanderers coach and CPL Coach of the Year, Stephen Hart, talks about bringing a new team together, what's expected of the modern pro, dealing with media criticism and who has final say in signings.

https://www.downthepub.ca/e/episode-88-cpl-coty-stephen-hart/
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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #814 on: February 10, 2021, 04:31:37 PM »
Another good listen. Enjoyed that.

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #815 on: February 11, 2021, 02:16:00 PM »
P.S. This is more of a Barney question than a Burdie question area ... When SH mentioned the primary school coach and the "manmarking" ... A question that came to mind for fleshing out is: What would he have preferred to have seen happen? What would he have suggested to the coach in that competitive context and age group? It is a situation that is replicated time and time again in our cultural context.
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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #816 on: February 13, 2021, 04:02:23 PM »
Another good listen. Enjoyed that.
Yes that was a fantastic interview. It was good to hear some his insights during his tenure as the NT coach, never heard him open up like that before. I enjoyed the part about the game in Argentina and Messi in particular, just watched him score 2 incredible goals today. I will say it again, ppl may not have liked some of our results in the Hex but under Hart was best the NT looked since Leo.

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #817 on: March 03, 2021, 08:16:04 PM »
HFX Wanderers FC extend contract with Head Coach and General Manager Stephen Hart
By Marty Thompson (canpl.ca)


The Heart of Halifax Wanderers is staying put.

Halifax Wanderers are pleased to announce that coach Stephen Hart has agreed to a three-year contract extension.

“Stephen was the right person to lead our club on the pitch three years ago and he remains the right person to lead our club into the future,” stated club President and Founder Derek Martin. “Building a club from scratch is an arduous and exciting journey that requires a talented team committed to working together in the pursuit of something bigger than oneself.  Our greatest asset as a club is our people and as the face of our club, Stephen personifies our ethos ideally.”

Hart, 60, is entering his third Canadian Premier League season with the Wanderers since becoming the club’s inaugural coach in 2018. He was named the CPL Coach of the Year in 2020, after helping a reshaped HFX squad that struggled in 2019, make the CPL Finals at last summer’s Island Games in PEI.

“This club is a project I believe in,” Hart said about his re-signing. “Any successful sporting environment has a few things; solid backroom staff, really good administration, and ownership that have a vision. Derek has built a foundation here at the club that allows us to take our time, we all know there are going to be a lot of bumps in the road, but anything worth doing is going to have that.”

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Hart first arrived in Halifax in 1981, going on to have a successful run with club team King of Donair as a player and coach, as well as serving as Technical Director of Soccer Nova Scotia.

He later joined the Canadian national team as a coach at under-17, under-20, and under-23 levels before taking charge of the senior side on a full-time basis in 2009. He registered more than 20 international wins with Les Rouges and guided Canada to the semifinals of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup when he was serving as the team’s interim coach. Hart also led Trinidad and Tobago’s men’s team as manager between 2013 to 2016.

Looking back at his time in the CPL in a special interview with the Wanderers, Hart singled out two particularly special moments thus far: the club’s inaugural game at Wanderers Grounds on May 4, 2019, and a 1-1 draw with York9 FC (now York United) at The Island Games.

“I remember the opening game in the stadium, hearing the national anthem, seeing the sell-out crowd,” Hart said of the club’s historic 2-1 win over Forge FC . “As soon as that first game was over and all the smoke went off in the stadium… it smelled like football, it had that atmosphere that was like, ‘whoa, this is even beyond what I thought could actually happen.’

“Against York was the first time I got the deep emotional feeling that the players believed in what we were trying to achieve as a club. We were playing with 10 men for a huge part of the game. The way they buckled down… I think any coach being in a situation like that would always remember that.”

The journey to building a championship for the city of Halifax and the Wanderers community continues for Hart, who is busy assembling the club’s 2021 roster, which currently features 18 signed players (13 are returnees from the 2020 CPL Finals squad).

“Sports has always been an avenue of escape and we’re fortunate to be involved in it,” Hart said. “We’re lucky that there are a lot of people that depend on the sport to give them that moment away – go somewhere with friends, have a meal and some drinks. Escape is important in society and I hope the Wanderers continue to provide that in Halifax for years to come.”

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #818 on: May 19, 2021, 04:13:44 PM »
Stephen Hart - Halifax Wanderers Head Coach - Interview

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #819 on: May 19, 2021, 11:20:09 PM »
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Stephen Hart recovers after falling ill during Canada football opener
« Reply #820 on: June 27, 2021, 09:16:54 PM »
Stephen Hart recovers after falling ill during Canada football opener
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


Former Trinidad and Tobago head coach Stephen Hart is expected to be back on the bench for HFX Wanderers soon, after suffering a health scare on Saturday.

Hart was under observation by paramedics after he complained of feeling unwell during a Canadian Premier League (CPL) match against Pacific FC at IG Field in Winnipeg.

It was the club's opening game of the season.

He told Newsday on Sunday that the club's medical staff recommended, out of an abundance of caution, that he seek medical attention.

Hart was replaced by assistant coach Mesut Mert.

Asked by Newsday how soon he is expected to make a full recovery, Hart said he was "feeling fine" and expects to resume duties very soon.

He posted on Twitter on Sunday, "Thanks to everyone for your messages of concern and well wishes. All is well!"

Wanderers lost to Pacific FC 2-0. Their next game is on Wednesday against Valour FC.

Hart enjoyed a successful spell with Trinidad and Tobago from 2013-2016, taking the Soca Warriors to the quarterfinals of the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2013 and 2015. He was named Canadian Premier League Coach of the Year in 2020.
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Stephen Hart departs bubble for medical reasons
« Reply #821 on: July 03, 2021, 04:09:50 PM »
Stephen Hart departs bubble for medical reasons
By John Jacques (Northern Tribune)


The Halifax Wanderers announced this morning that head coach Stephen Hart will be departing from the league’s Winnipeg-based bubble to undergo a minor medical procedure in Halifax.

The 61-year-old head coach was placed under medical examination as a precautionary measure during the club’s opening match on Saturday, with assistant coach Mesut Mert filling in for Hart at that point.

Hart resumed his post for the club’s second match, but a focus on his health absolutely comes first. Thankfully, the club states that he is expected to make a full and speedy recovery, and will be ready to rejoin the bench in late July.

Assistant coach Mesut Mert replaced outbound assistant Derek King last March, with the interim head coach bringing a lot of Nova Scotian experience with him to the east coast club.

Hart, 61, has been the head coach for the Halifax Wanderers for all three of its Canadian Premier League seasons. After a tough inaugural season, the former Canadian national team coach led the Wanderers to its first appearance in the CPL Final last year, earning a head coach of the year award for his efforts while also helping grow the league as a whole.

The Halifax Wanderers have looked sharp in their opening two fixtures, but suffered consecutive losses regardless. With Hart now exiting Winnipeg, the rest of the month will be a tough test for assistant coach Mesut Mert.

We wish Stephen Hart all the best in his recovery – the football world is made better with Hart in it, and his presence on an individual level will be missed while he focuses on his recovery.
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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #822 on: July 04, 2021, 04:47:47 AM »
Blessings and Quick Recovery. God Bless. :thumbsup: