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Lawrence: I知 still searching for striker; T&T coach blames individual errors and poor finishing
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Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team coach Dennis Lawrence lamented individual errors and poor finishing as the Soca Warriors crashed out of contention for the Russia 2018 World Cup after a 3-0 loss away to Panama last night.

The result, which was the first time that Panama ever got a result of any kind against the Warriors in World Cup qualifying competition, left Trinidad and Tobago with no chance of advancing despite having two games to spare against Mexico and the United States next month.

徹f course it痴 very disappointing because we are not into the competition [to lose] games, said Lawrence, at the post-match press conference. 展e knew what was at stake [last night] because if we could have managed to get a victory it would have kept us in it so we are very, very disappointed.

Lawrence, a hero with the Warriors team in 2006 and a first-time head coach, said the visitors acquitted themselves well but could not recover after falling behind after self-inflicted errors.

Curtis Gonzales and Kevan George failed to stop Panama attacker Gabriel Torres, who ran half the length of the pitch for the opening goal while Carlyle Mitchell doubled their host痴 advantage with an own goal in the second half.

的 knew we were coming into the game and it was going to be a very difficult one because Panama are a very organised team, said Lawrence. 的 thought the game was very tight before two individual errors cost us the first two goals. And from there it was difficult because Panama showed a good drive and determination tonight to get a victory and I want to congratulate them on that.

The 2006 Warriors squad were led by record goalscorer Stern John, who sat on the bench last night as Lawrence痴 assistant coach. Yesterday, Lawrence started his third centre forward in six games傭ut Trinidad and Tobago have not managed a single goal from any of them.

的f we put away the first chance then it put Panama under pressure, we are on the front foot and it gives us something to hold onto, said Lawrence. 的t痴 a situation we had in the last couple of games. We致e conceded goals and also missed opportunities and it痴 something we have to try and fix.

的t痴 a position on the football pitch which I致e been searching for, which is that striker who knows how to put the ball into the back of the net. Tonight showed the difference.

撤anama had the couple opportunities and they put away three. We had our chances and we missed so that cost us the game in the end.

The former Everton and Wigan Athletic assistant coach said he will have one eye on the future when the Warriors reconvene next month to play Mexico in Mexico City and host the United States.

He assured supporters that the Warriors still intend to put out a team good enough to compete though.

展e致e got a responsibility and there痴 still a lot to play for, for other teams, said Lawrence. 徹bviously we are not in contention anymore but we are going to ensure the we put together a squad with the view of the future. We will always put together a squad that will compete and make sure that we don稚 let the Hexagonal teams down because obviously we understand that we have a responsibility to go out and put in the performances  to try and get results

展e have to find a way to dust ourselves off as soon as possible and move on. We have to start looking ahead to the future.


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Let us assist our NT coach in a his striker  search because the federation would not ..
Hallam hope
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Let us assist our NT coach in a his striker  search because the federation would not ..
Hallam hope
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Them stats ain't looking too impressive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallam_Hope#Career_statistics
Worth a shot still, I guess.

Now, if Bradley Wright Phillips is really eligible...

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Re: Lawrence: I知 still searching for striker;
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 08:59:31 AM »
Wrong approach. If he isn't cultivated throuh an organized local youth system, he is not a solution.
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I thought we already had a super striker?

Keon Clark?  Not sure why he wasn't selected for these past 2 games....neither of which were played on a Saturday

Had he played, we would be world cup bound all now
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Let us assist our NT coach in a his striker  search because the federation would not ..
Hallam hope
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Them stats ain't looking too impressive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallam_Hope#Career_statistics
Worth a shot still, I guess.

Now, if Bradley Wright Phillips is really eligible...

ha ha he cannot be any more worse than what we have now
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I thought we already had a super striker?

Keon Clark?  Not sure why he wasn't selected for these past 2 games....neither of which were played on a Saturday

Had he played, we would be world cup bound all now

 :rotfl:

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Wrong approach. If he isn't cultivated throuh an organized local youth system, he is not a solution.

Who? Hallam Hope?

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Wrong approach. If he isn't cultivated throuh an organized local youth system, he is not a solution.

Who? Hallam Hope?

Any hypothetical player. We must provide the tools for success for each player for there to be any hope of collective success in the future. Looking for one striker who can save us instead of creating a base of athletes from which some very good players will struggle to make the national team means we trying to stave off defeat instead of creating a pathway to success.
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Wrong approach. If he isn't cultivated throuh an organized local youth system, he is not a solution.

Who? Hallam Hope?

Any hypothetical player. We must provide the tools for success for each player for there to be any hope of collective success in the future. Looking for one striker who can save us instead of creating a base of athletes from which some very good players will struggle to make the national team means we trying to stave off defeat instead of creating a pathway to success.
No reason we can't do both.

Besides incompetence, I mean.

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We searching for a striker after we get knock out....

 :rotfl:

Everything in T&T upside down...

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

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Wrong approach. If he isn't cultivated throuh an organized local youth system, he is not a solution.

Who? Hallam Hope?

Any hypothetical player. We must provide the tools for success for each player for there to be any hope of collective success in the future. Looking for one striker who can save us instead of creating a base of athletes from which some very good players will struggle to make the national team means we trying to stave off defeat instead of creating a pathway to success.
No reason we can't do both.

Besides incompetence, I mean.

That being said, talent will be more compelled to lend a hand if we show impetus. It really is no secret why players are reluctant to sign on, and some of them born here.
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We searching for a striker after we get knock out....

 :rotfl:

Everything in T&T upside down...


besides the fact that the defense was lockdown with the great Sol and our own DL. We could send for Mak駘駘 now,  and we good to go  ::)

Sensible post Swima !

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Lawrence is a f00cking jackas, they send a mule to run a horse race.

We could be USA by 3-0 and beat mexico 2-0 and de best we could finish is 5th and thats if de odda results go we way.

This man wait for de shit to over then to look for players.

Send more W Connection players.

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