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Re: Shaun Fuentes Thread
« Reply #180 on: November 24, 2019, 05:39:52 PM »
Fuentes still with the TTFA??
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Re: Shaun Fuentes Thread
« Reply #181 on: November 24, 2019, 06:47:44 PM »
Fuentes still with the TTFA??
i donít see why not, heís been there since oliver worthless camps and has survived 3 federation bosses.....make that four. in case you havent figured out William Wallace is a gem of a bloke a man among men.....at least so Iíve been told, I seriously doubt he will dump shaun. btw did you know heís a bago man maybe from your village? tobago people is very serious patriotic people, I think our football is in very good hands now, thank you God.

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Re: Shaun Fuentes Thread
« Reply #182 on: November 24, 2019, 07:33:50 PM »
Fuentes is an important element in the mix because he has institutional memory and is competent at what he does.

In this rounds doh, I would like the TTFA to invest in 'mic'ing the media's questions as it would enhance the product of the video packaged. It's a cheap fix.
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Re: Shaun Fuentes Thread
« Reply #183 on: March 17, 2021, 12:38:30 PM »
ďI told you I am not doing any f**king interview once he is here!Ē Trinidad and Tobago Menís National Senior Team head coach Terry Fenwick shouted at media officer Shaun Fuentes. Near to the centre of the Ato Boldon Stadium ground, at least three persons present allege that Fenwick butted Fuentes. Equipment manager Michael Williams appeared to intervene to calm down the former England World Cup defender. (Wired868 - Reports).

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Re: Shaun Fuentes Thread
« Reply #184 on: March 17, 2021, 01:55:41 PM »
What is going on now...

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« Reply #185 on: March 17, 2021, 01:57:07 PM »
What is going on now...


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Re: Shaun Fuentes Thread
« Reply #186 on: March 17, 2021, 03:55:59 PM »
Fenwick denies clash with TTFA press officer: 'It's all rubbish'
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


NATIONAL menís senior football coach Terry Fenwick is denying allegations that there was a physical altercation between himself and TT Football Association director of communications/media Shaun Fuentes before a national team training session at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, on Wednesday.

In a brief interview with Newsday on Wednesday afternoon, Fenwick said, ďDonít even go there, It is all rubbish and you will recognise all the areas it is coming from.Ē

Another media house reported that the altercation got physical.

CNC3 posted a video on Wednesday showing Fenwick and Fuentes in an animated discussion.

Fuentes posted a selfie on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon and captioned it, "Always in good shape."

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) later issued a press release saying the incident was blown out of proportion.

The TTFA said the incident, which stemmed from Fenwick expressing disapproval with the presence of a member of the media, "has been addressed at a meeting involving the two individuals, team manager Adrian Romain and the Normalisation Committee chairman Robert Hadad."

The TTFA said apologies were exchanged and Fenwick and Fuentes have agreed to put the incident behind them.

"Both Fenwick and Fuentes proceeded to conduct themselves in a professional manner and subsequently hosted the media briefing before the media present at the venue."

Fenwick is currently preparing the national team for two World Cup qualifiers on March 25 and 28. T&T will play Guyana in Dominican Republic in the first encounter, before travelling to Puerto Rico to face that country.

It will be T&Tís first competitive match since Fenwick took charge of the national team in January 2019. On January 31, T&T suffered a 7-0 defeat to the US in an international friendly.

In 2005, Fenwick was fined and banned for his role in sparking a brawl when he was the coach of San Juan Jabloteh against W Connection in the Toyota Classic final.

After W Connection midfielder Gefferson Goulart scored a goal he ran towards the Jabloteh bench and was elbowed by the Englishman. Fenwick was banned ten games for the incident.

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Furious Fenwick attacks TTFA Media Officer.
T&T Guardian Reports.


The future of national coach Terry Fenwick is likely to come into question, after Wednesday's alleged altercation in which he was alleged to have attacked T&T Football Association (TTFA) Media Officer Shaun Fuentes minutes before a press conference on the football field at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva.

A day before the T&T team was scheduled to leave for the Dominican Republic for its opening World Cup qualifying match with Guyana on March 25, Fenwick was due to address the media, but allegedly became incensed when Wired 868 journalist Lasana Liburd appeared at the venue for the press conference scheduled to begin at 9 am.

Liburd's presence sent Fenwick into a fit of rage. And in the full view of the media, the English-born coach allegedly verbally attacked Fuentes, accusing him of inviting Liburd to the event.

Media personnel present said they heard Fenwick shouting and using obscene language towards Fuentes and saying that he (Fenwick) will not participate in the press conference once Liburd was present.

An audio recording that Guardian Media Sports obtained, surfaced after the alleged incident in which the person gave an account saying that Fuentes was head-butted by the coach and verbally abused.

Chairman of the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee Robert Hadad subsequently ordered a report from Fuentes.

Late on Wednesday afternoon, TTFA issued a statement which said: "The T&T Football Association wishes to state that following an incident at the senior team training session involving menís National Head Coach Terry Fenwick and Director of Communications and Team Press Officer Shaun Fuentes on Wednesday morning at the Ato Boldon Stadium, the matter has been addressed at a meeting involving the two individuals, team manager Adrian Romain and the Normalisation Committee chairman Robert Hadad.

"The TTFA further advises that the matter was blown out of proportion as Fenwick only chose to express his disapproval of a certain member of the media fraternity being present at a scheduled Media Briefing on the eve of the Teamís departure for the Dominican Republic for the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against Guyana.

"Apologies were exchanged and Fenwick and Fuentes have since agreed to put the incident behind them and continue the focus on the Teamís upcoming assignments in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Both Fenwick and Fuentes proceeded to conduct themselves professionally and subsequently hosted the media briefing before the media present at the venue."

Two weeks ago, Hadad told Guardian Media Sports that he addressed concerns raised by the players about personal issues and the team's preparations following a Guardian Media report. He confirmed that he reached out to the team captain Khaleem Hyland about the issues.

This is not the first time Fenwick has been allegedly involved in a physical altercation locally.

In 2005, the then San Juan Jabloteh coach was captured on television elbowing W Connection's Brazilian midfielder Gefferson Da Silva Goulart while he was celebrating a goal against Jabloteh in the Toyota Classic final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo. Fenwick's action resulted in a 10-game ban by the T&T Pro League.

Attempts to reach Hadad for comments on yesterday's incident proved futile.

Emotions run high between coach Fenwick and TTFA media officer Fuentes
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express).


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There is a report of an alleged physical assault yesterday by senior menís national coach Terry Fenwick on Shaun Fuentes, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) media communications officer.

Both men are expected to be part of the contingent which leaves today for the Dominican Republic, where the ďSoca WarriorsĒ tackle Guyana next week Thursday, before heading to Puerto Rico for another 2022 Qatar preliminary round World Cup qualifier, three days later.

Reported as being present in the covered stand at the Ato Boldon Stadium was Robert Hadad, chairman of the FIFA normalisation committee. But Hadad did not respond to the Expressí queries into the alleged incident, if it was reported, or if there would be an official investigation into the matter by the TTFA.

However, late yesterday, the TTFA did issue the following release:

ďThe Trinidad and Tobago Football Association wishes to state that following an incident at the senior teamís training session involving menís national head coach Terry Fenwick and director of communications and team press officer Shaun Fuentes, on Wednesday morning at the Ato Boldon Stadium, the matter has been addressed at a meeting involving the two individuals, team manager Adrian Romain, and the normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad.

The communique further stated, ďTTFA further advises that the matter was blown out of proportion as head coach Fenwick only chose to express his disapproval of a certain member of the media fraternity being present at a scheduled media briefing on the eve of the teamís departure for the Dominican Republic for the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against Guyana.

ďApologies were exchanged and Fenwick and Fuentes have since agreed to put the incident behind them and continue the focus on the (national) teamís upcoming assignments in (the) Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Both Fenwick and Fuentes proceeded to conduct themselves in a professional manner and subsequently hosted the media briefing before the media present at the venue,Ē the release added.

The alleged altercation occurred following a verbal exchange between Fenwick and Fuentes in the centre of the field. Fenwick had reportedly objected to Wired 868 journalist Lasana Liburdís presence and it was then, that the alleged incident was said to have occurred.

Present on the field was Fenwick, assistant-coach Derrick King and equipment manager Michael Williams, while logistics manager Basil Thompson sat on a bench. The players had not yet taken to the field to train.

Initially, Fuentes had opted to start the media briefing on schedule at 9 a.m., with only Trinidad Express reporter Ian Prescott and former Synergy TV cameraman Nigel Jawawir present. Fenwick was in the middle of the playing field when Fuentes approached him to request his (Fenwickís) presence to field questions.

However, the press briefing was then delayed upon the arrival of a media party consisting of Lasana Liburd, CNC3ís Gyasi Merrique and his videographer Ignatius Wharton, along with Newsday reporter Jelani Beckles.

After some discussion out in the middle, both Fenwick and Fuentes eventually came over to the gathered media personnel and held a press briefing that lasted just five minutes. Fenwick responded to two questions apiece from Prescott and Liburd, and one from Merrique, before the briefing was abruptly ended by Fuentes, who informed that he had been instructed to keep the presser short in adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

« Last Edit: March 18, 2021, 01:15:06 AM by Flex »
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Re: Shaun Fuentes Thread
« Reply #187 on: March 17, 2021, 04:11:55 PM »
This probably merits filing on the Fenwick thread also ... and even more than on the Fuentes thread since Fenwick was protagonist #1.
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Re: Shaun Fuentes Thread
« Reply #188 on: March 19, 2021, 01:25:20 AM »
Hadad: No physical abuse took place.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


There was no physical abuse at Wednesday's altercation between national coach Terry Fenwick and T&T Football Association's Media Officer Shaun Fuentes, chairman of the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee Robert Hadad said at the Piarco airport on Thursday before the team left for the Dominican Republic.

Hadad made the statement before the team boarded its flight for its two World Cup qualifying matches against Guyana (March 25) and Puerto Rico (March 28), as he called for better communication between the coach and the media officer, as well as within the team.

The media reported on Wednesday that an incident took before Fenwick address the media at the Ato Boldon Stadium, when he displayed an alleged fit of rage when he saw reporter Lasana Liburd present for the press briefing. It is alleged that he confronted Fuentes for inviting Liburd and allegedly head-butted him.

Hadad said there was a little misunderstanding which was immediately sorted out, but he admitted that there are issues sometimes with certain media personnel.

"I was at the ground when all this happened, so I can tell you clearly that there was no physical abuse. At the end of the day we have aggressive personalities all around, and I think it's good for T&T. I think Terry is a very passionate, very strong-minded person. There are issues sometimes with certain media personnel, I am not going to fight that, I'm not going to defend that. Sometimes we use headlines to make things sound completely different. You read the headline and then you go read the article and it's a totally different story. So without calling names or pointing to any story, I can tell you it gets to you sometimes, and yesterday I think we had a little misunderstanding and we immediately called everyone together and it was sorted out, so Shaun and Terry are working together," Hadad explained.

Hadad, a director of the Hadco Group of Companies who has been given a mandate along with businessman Nigel Romano and Attorney Judy Daniel to stabilise football in T&T, gave the assurance he will ensure proper communication between the duo and in the team to prevent a similar occurrence.

Meanwhile, Fenwick, who named a squad of 26 players for the Guyana and Puerto Rico matches, has called for a strong character among the players if T&T is to come away victorious against the Guyanese. He told the media on Wednesday that in addition to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, his team has had its challenges in the football circles in which a few of his players were injured.

However, He got some positive news yesterday following the involvement of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the President of the TTOC, Brian Lewis, who worked together to get the United States authorities to lift their coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic restrictions which will allow the T&T players who ply their trade in Europe to travel to Puerto Rico for the World Cup qualifier against that country.

This means that midfielders Andre Boucaud and Daniel Phillips, defender Sheldon Bateau, forward Levi Garcia and goalkeeper Nicholas Frenerup who were in doubt of not making the trip can now be selected by the coach for the second match.

According to the release on Thursday, the TTFA stated that: "TTFA would like to express its sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), and by extension, The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee for their assistance in facilitating the processing of the National Interest Exemption (NIE) waivers for the Trinidad and Tobago Senior Menís National Football players for their CONCACAF Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The NIE wavier now grants our affected players the opportunity to travel to Puerto Rico without being affected by the strict suspension of entry to non-citizens. This restriction applies to all non-US citizens who were physically present in a restricted country during the 14 days preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States."

The TTFA said that it was through the timely collaboration between the TTFA, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the President of the TTOC, Brian Lewis, the TTFA, is now able to have our European based players cleared to travel to Puerto Rico to play Puerto Rico on the 28th March 2021.

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Hadad: Cool down, Terry Fenwick.
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday).


ROBERT Hadad, head of the FIFA-appointed normalisation committee to oversee the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), is urging menís football team coach Terry Fenwick to temper his aggressive nature, as the squad prepares for a pair of 2022 FIFA World Cup Concacaf Zone qualifiers.

The T&T team left for the Dominican Republic on Thursday where they will play Guyana on March 25, followed by a meeting away to Puerto Rico on March 28.

Hadad was speaking during a media conference at the VIP Lounge, Piarco Airport, on Thursday morning, ahead of the teamís departure.

On Wednesday, at the teamís training session at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, there was an exchange between Fenwick and TTFA media officer Shaun Fuentes, after the English-born Fenwick expressed his displeasure over the presence of a media reporter at the venue.

ďIíll like to wish Terry good luck,Ē said Hadad. ďIíll like to say to the public, the relationship between the management team is healthy. If anything, itís fiery at times.

ďI will ask Terry to, as much as possible, keep it cool and let (us) win. The players of T&T will represent us properly, they will make (the nation) look good, and thatís what weíre about.Ē

Hadad pointed out earlier, ďI actually was at the ground when it all happened, so I can tell you clearly that there was no physical abuse. We have aggressive personalities, and I think itís good for T&T.

ďI always say you canít take a dead man and bring him back to life but you can take a man with a lot of life and tone him down a little bit, and work with (him). I think Terry is a very passionate, very strong-minded person.

"There are issues sometimes with certain media personnel, Iím not going to defend that.

« Last Edit: March 19, 2021, 01:33:37 AM by Flex »
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