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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #240 on: June 28, 2022, 06:48:48 AM »
“I am not one who makes excuses”; Wired868 marks Eve’s overview of T&T’s Concacaf U-20 campaign
Lasana Liburd

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-20 Team head coach Angus Eve suggested that “a lack of belief” and poor use of the football during the first 45 minutes of their Concacaf Under-20 Championship Round of 16 contest with Costa Rica was a significant factor in their 4-0 loss yesterday at the Estadio Yankel Rosenthal in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

https://wired868.com/2022/06/26/i-am-not-one-who-makes-excuses-wired868-marks-eves-overview-of-tts-concacaf-u-20-campaign/

Angus is not ready for this dual role. Is either the senior or the juniors. Bring in somebody to coach the juniors. Let him stay with the seniors.

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« Reply #241 on: June 28, 2022, 04:05:35 PM »
“I am not one who makes excuses”; Wired868 marks Eve’s overview of T&T’s Concacaf U-20 campaign
Lasana Liburd

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-20 Team head coach Angus Eve suggested that “a lack of belief” and poor use of the football during the first 45 minutes of their Concacaf Under-20 Championship Round of 16 contest with Costa Rica was a significant factor in their 4-0 loss yesterday at the Estadio Yankel Rosenthal in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

https://wired868.com/2022/06/26/i-am-not-one-who-makes-excuses-wired868-marks-eves-overview-of-tts-concacaf-u-20-campaign/

Angus is not ready for this dual role. Is either the senior or the juniors. Bring in somebody to coach the juniors. Let him stay with the seniors.

People are harping on the dual role, but in my view the issue is more fundamental and the sole relevance of the dual role critique is that he has TWO venues - rather than one venue - in which to replicate his errors.

I think there is enough evidence that the deficiency  isn't primarily a question of AE not having enough time with the U-20s.

If he had 10 matches in Honduras, he would likely have replicated his errors 10 times. Moreover, I am fairly comfortable in asserting that the Costa Rican or Haitian or Surinamese or Mexican coaches, if in charge of our squad, would have extracted more against both their own players and the other opponents, than AE did with his own team.

Conversely, I doubt he would have extracted the same performance ratios from any of the other squads had he been their tactical leader.

That is where the rubber meets the road.
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« Reply #242 on: January 12, 2023, 12:40:57 PM »
Support Us: Eve pleads for more help for football
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He has two qualifying games to prepare his team for in March but his home-based players are not playing football.

National coach Angus Eve is a man with a problem, and he wants more support.

Yesterday, Eve brought out a group of players at the Hasely Crawford Stadium for a training session as he prepares for CONCACAF Nations League B, Group C matches against the Bahamas away and Nicaragua at home in March. The group included Joevin Jones whose last season in Major League Soccer in the United States was hampered by injury.

Speaking with the media, Eve said with no competitive football taking place, “the guys here are a bit disadvantaged with the opportunities to make the team; so what we doing along with the TTFA Normalisation Committee, we carried a plan to them to get these guys fit enough and get a couple of matches in before February month-end, so that they can have an opportunity to address the selectors to be a part of the team come March.”

There has been no Pro League or Super League football in the country since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March, 2020. In November last year, the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee announced plans for a new national competition early in 2023, but to date, no formal announcement or details have been given to stakeholders.

Eve said he has been keeping in touch with the overseas-based players, monitoring their game time and, “just emphasising to them how important those two games are to Trinidad and Tobago’s football, and for the most part the guys are 100 per cent on board and very enthusiastic and just can’t wait to come back and represent the country.”

The national coach is hoping to line up friendly matches against Caribbean opposition ahead of the Bahamas and Nicaragua assignments.

“We got knocked out in the Caribbean phase of the World Cup, so we have to build from the bottom up. And you don’t want to be unfair to these guys by putting them against international teams where they have not been playing competitive football.

Eve admitted that for him, “there is no fluidity in the job. It’s a lot of stop-start.”

He revealed: “There is a lot of administrative things which I’m not going to get involved in that goes on off the field that affects all the stuff we trying to do on the field. Every week different things are happening, different letters are coming by...”

The coach pleaded for a more collective effort in local football.

“I wish that football people could really come together,” he said. “This is our country. If John is coaching the team, support John, support the effort because when we win, it’s not John wins, it’s Trinidad and Tobago wins. I would like to see that we really come together and work together and get football back to where we think it should be.”

Eve stressed that the lack of support was not coming from the Football Association. “I’m talking from the wider standpoint.” And chuckling, he gave an example.

“Just to get this pitch here (at the HC Stadium) was a feat with Carnival and stuff like that,” he said. “This is the culture we have. We tend to get on board when the team is doing well late down...”

And Eve parted to attend to his players with these words: “For these players to reach their true potential we need investors to come on board because people making money.

“If you look at the financial reports of all the major companies, they making money; so come on board and support something positive.”
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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #243 on: January 12, 2023, 07:48:13 PM »
Sorry to buss your bubble Angus. We are no longer a football loving country. Murders, yes!

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« Reply #244 on: January 13, 2023, 09:43:51 AM »
Soca Warriors coach – Do more for youth players
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


THE Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), by itself, cannot develop the country's young players for the senior national team.

And with the absence of the T&T Pro League and Super League domestically, since March 2020, young footballers transitioning from secondary school have limited options locally to expand their budding careers.

So said Soca Warriors head coach Angus Eve on Wednesday, who believes more must be done to continually develop players during this crucial transitional stage.

Eve made these remarks at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, during his first official training session, for 2023 with locally-based players. The squad of over 30 players is preparing for the upcoming Concacaf Nations League in March.

The camp includes a mixture of youth and experience, with the likes of Joevin Jones, Khaleem Hyland, Real Gill, Che Benny and Gary Griffith III among them. Some are yet to make a senior international appearance.

The lack of post-secondary school transitional programmes and tournaments must be amplified to give youths a better chance at familiarising themselves with different environments and varying style of competitive game play.

“We need to expose the youngsters. Back in the day, we used to carry locally based players to camps in Brazil where we played against Corinthians and those kinds of teams. This is how you build that experience.

“You can’t just build, play here or train here (in TT). The college league is not good enough, from a national standpoint, to develop players for a national team.”

Eve, who is also coach of the T&T U20 team, referred to their performance at last year’s Concacaf U20 Championships in Honduras, in July. T&T were eliminated in the round of 16 courtesy a 4-1 loss to Costa Rica.

Previously, in the group stage, they drew 4-4 with Haiti in their opener, lost 5-0 to Mexico and then beat Suriname 3-0 to advance.

Eve said the U20 team was good on paper but lacked much-needed experience outside T&T. Additionally, the tournament came just five months after a two-year stoppage of sport, owing to the pandemic.

“We did pick the right U20 team to go to the tournament but again, we went there with a lot for the kids never left Trinidad before. The level of experience they had was nil. It was the first time players played a national game for T&T.

“Not having a domestic league and a lack of competitive opportunity consistently contributes to where TT is now, as a football nation,” he added.

The national coach also highlighted that T&T law restricts national team selectors from scouting foreign-based players whose grandparents only have local lineage.

Eve knocked the law, which he said, is hampering the growth of TT’s player pool, while other smaller nations capitalise on the ability to sign players on these grounds. T&T can only invite foreign-based players for national team selection if their parent/s  are of local lineage.

Chapter two, section 17 (ii) of the T&T Constitution says: “A person shall not become a citizen of TT, if at the time of his birth – (a) neither of his parents is a citizen of T&T.”

Eve confirmed teams like Jamaica, Grenada, French Guiana, Curacao and other Caribbean territories are using their law to field players from multiple other countries.

When asked about the effect this local rule has on football, Minister of Sport and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe said, “I would need to speak to Angus Eve, the normalisation committee head (Robert Hadad) and the Ministry of National Security to see what exactly the policy is before I comment. I prefer to get that answer back to you.”

Eve will use the coming weeks to amplify training with the local bunch as they seek to attract the eyes of national team selectors ahead of the Nations League, which also serves as a gold Cup qualifier.

The local bunch will use friendly Caribbean opposition for practice matches in the lead-up to team selection.

He said, “What we’re trying to do is have the guys (local crop players) training and bring them up to that level of match fitness so they can have an equal opportunity. They’re really disadvantaged (without domestic football being played).”

T&T play their opening Nations League match on March 24, away to Bahamas, and their second against Nicaragua at home, at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago.
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« Reply #245 on: January 13, 2023, 12:39:18 PM »
they have been saying they're looking into that law for decades now and nothing has been done. Also, some one said before there was a loophole in that law    ??? 

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« Reply #246 on: January 13, 2023, 02:13:57 PM »
they have been saying they're looking into that law for decades now and nothing has been done. Also, some one said before there was a loophole in that law    ??? 

What does it matter? We doh even make proper use of the players that are actually eligible to represent us. It go just be more players to ignore.
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« Reply #247 on: January 14, 2023, 06:28:09 AM »
Eve needs to shut up about foreign born players and the rule that narrows our pool. It's not as if he's gonna pick them anyway. He's still chatting bs about developing players locally when the league is dead and he's got a competition in 2 months.

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« Reply #248 on: January 14, 2023, 08:23:33 AM »
they have been saying they're looking into that law for decades now and nothing has been done. Also, some one said before there was a loophole in that law    ??? 

What does it matter? We doh even make proper use of the players that are actually eligible to represent us. It go just be more players to ignore.

Wait  there are other better players out there with Trinidadian  parents( they interested ?  if so  angus start the passport process
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« Reply #249 on: January 14, 2023, 08:25:19 AM »
they have been saying they're looking into that law for decades now and nothing has been done. Also, some one said before there was a loophole in that law    ??? 

If the player is under 18

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« Reply #250 on: January 14, 2023, 12:35:32 PM »
they have been saying they're looking into that law for decades now and nothing has been done. Also, some one said before there was a loophole in that law    ??? 

What does it matter? We doh even make proper use of the players that are actually eligible to represent us. It go just be more players to ignore.

Wait  there are other better players out there with Trinidadian  parents( they interested ?  if so  angus start the passport process

It is better to open the dialogue when the players are younger and assist them with paperwork if needed. If they are good enough to legitimately have shot at representing their birth country, then they may not want to commit right away, which in understandable. But you have to engage with them, keep tabs on them, and check in with them periodically. We does have this foolish mindset that the play has to declare this unwavering allegiance to us from jump street. It doh work that way. One just has to look at how other countries do it. It is a recruitment process. And typically it is the less talented player who will reach out to us on their own.

And to answer your question, yes there are better players out there who are eligible and there are some where their eligibility has to be further verified, but what are we waiting for? And we have to be professional in our approach, which is an achilles heel for us. By definition
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« Reply #251 on: January 14, 2023, 03:41:59 PM »
they have been saying they're looking into that law for decades now and nothing has been done. Also, some one said before there was a loophole in that law    ??? 

What does it matter? We doh even make proper use of the players that are actually eligible to represent us. It go just be more players to ignore.

Wait  there are other better players out there with Trinidadian  parents( they interested ?  if so  angus start the passport process

It is better to open the dialogue when the players are younger and assist them with paperwork if needed. If they are good enough to legitimately have shot at representing their birth country, then they may not want to commit right away, which in understandable. But you have to engage with them, keep tabs on them, and check in with them periodically. We does have this foolish mindset that the play has to declare this unwavering allegiance to us from jump street. It doh work that way. One just has to look at how other countries do it. It is a recruitment process. And typically it is the less talented player who will reach out to us on their own.

And to answer your question, yes there are better players out there who are eligible and there are some where their eligibility has to be further verified, but what are we waiting for? And we have to be professional in our approach, which is an achilles heel for us. By definition

I agree 1000% More effort is needed to start a dialogue ... TTFA needs  good representatives ...
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