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Strike Squad defender Brian Williams endorses Angus Eve as full-time coach
« Reply #210 on: September 04, 2021, 08:46:53 AM »
Strike Squad defender Brian Williams endorses Angus Eve as full-time coach
By Jonathan Ramnansingh (T&T Newsday
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BRIAN WILLIAMS, a member of the 1989 Strike Squad, has endorsed Angus Eve’s official appointment as Trinidad and Tobago men's and Under-20 coach.

Eve was retained as T&T men's team coach on Thursday with the TT Football Association (TTFA) in a statement issued on Thursday, indicating that the former national midfielder and captain will serve in this position until March 31, 2023.

“Given the present situation, I have no problem and am very supportive of a decision of such nature. Retaining Angus as head coach, I’m good with that.

“For the last stint where Angus had the team, he did a fairly good job because he brought the players back together to understand the representation of T&T,” said the ex-national right-back.

Eve, who has the most international caps for T&T (117), was appointed interim coach on June 13 after Englishman Terry Fenwick was sacked two days prior, following the nation’s shock exit from 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

Thus far, Eve has been in charge for five senior games and has a record of two wins, two draws and one loss.

During the Gold Cup qualifiers, Eve led T&T to a 6-1 triumph over Montserrat (July 2) and then sealed a nail-biting 8-7 penalty kick win over French Guiana (July 4) to secure a spot in the Gold Cup.

In Group A, T&T had a goalless draw against Mexico (July 10), lost 2-0 to El Salvador (July 14) and were held to a 1-1 draw against Guatemala (July 18).

These results saw T&T finish third in the group with two points, behind Mexico (seven points) and El Salvador (six points). Both Mexico and El Salvador advanced to the knockout stage, while T&T and Guatemala (one point) were eliminated.

After his interim appointment, the 49-year-old Eve selected assistant coaches Reynold Carrington and Hutson Charles, along with goalkeeper coach Clayton Ince to serve as his team staff. He also included Adarryl John as the squad’s strength and conditioning coach.

Williams believes this crop of home-grown coaching talent can provide the spark needed to begin T&T’s rebuilding phase.

“I’m very supportive of Angus and his present staff because they’re knowledgeable about what is taking place locally with the players and T&T football. I feel they can move the football and start to rebuild our foundation.

“They are capable of doing such. That present staff is made up of local people, let us build from here. But the administration is what guides our football, not only the coach,” he added.

Williams said that appointing a full-time coach with Eve’s experience is a good move to chart a way forward but thinks the local football administration, currently run by the FIFA-appointed normalisation committee and chaired by businessman Robert Hadad, must step up their game towards the sport’s development on a national scale.

According to the 59-year-old Williams, the only way T&T can get the best out of Eve, his staff and the players is to have a supportive and transparent administration who share the same objectives, both short and long-term.

The normalisation committee was appointed to run the daily affairs of the TTFA in March 2020 after then-president William Wallace and his executive was removed from their respective posts by FIFA, owing to mounting debt and financial mismanagement.

Since then, Williams said, local football remains stagnant, especially at the domestic and youth levels. While he accepts the pandemic as a major contributor, he thinks there is no real plan in place just yet to help restore the sport locally.

“There are so many other things to do in our football than just selecting a coach," said Williams. "We have no meaningful guidance at this point in time administratively."

“There’s still a concern about putting our house in order administratively for our football to go forward. That’s my key concern. Only then we would see exactly where responsibility lies.

“We’re approaching the two-year tenure of the normalisation committee and I haven’t seen anything substantial in movement in terms of restoring our football governance. We’re still unsure of who’s who,” he said.

Williams wants Eve to have a strong administrative support base to help groom the men's team back to competitive consistency.

He even questioned if the Health Ministry were to immediately lift the restrictions on team sports and, by extension, domestic leagues, if the normalisation committee would be in any position to usher in a smooth resumption.

Williams also queried the state of the TTFA’s departments such as the T&T Pro League, T&T Super League, Women’s League Football and zonal committees, who to date, are still juggling interim and short-term executive positions while some remain non-functional.

“To get the best out of Angus and the current crop of players, there must be a properly functioning administration

Williams continued, “I have no problem with the administration being fixed and Angus as head coach. Currently, our rebuilding stage, with people with big coaching aspirations like Angus is welcome. Let’s see how we can operate from here because we have to start from scratch.

“But we have to move step by step. We are leaving ourselves open to al
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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #211 on: September 04, 2021, 09:44:40 AM »
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

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« Reply #212 on: September 04, 2021, 01:52:59 PM »
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

Come on Deeks, you know the policy is to rediscover them at 26.
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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #213 on: September 04, 2021, 02:00:45 PM »
So angus did not have to re-apply for the post ...
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Abu Bakr: Angus cannot save T&T football, we all have to
« Reply #214 on: September 04, 2021, 08:06:49 PM »
Abu Bakr: Angus cannot save T&T football, we all have to
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


An overall collective effort is being called for, to add to the welcome re-appointment of Angus Eve as the country’s national football coach, by defender Radanfah Abu Bakr.

Eve’s short-term contract ended on August 31 and it opened the door for the appointment of a new coach for the senior national team which Eve took to the group phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States in July/August.

Eve’s heroics came after the team was dumped out of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers under coach Terry Fenwick, despite being placed in a group that they were expected to emerge from, considering the other teams being St Kitts and Nevis, Bahamas, Guyana and Puerto Rico.

The FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) took the liberty to return the former national midfielder for a second time, despite the interests of other coaches which were made public.

This time, however, the action of the committee was met with a nod of approval from defenders Abu Bakr and Alvin Jones.

Abu Bakr, who last played for Churchill Brothers in the Indian Premier League said: “Congratulations to him, I think he has done well in the very limited time he has been there, considering the limited preparation, all the challenges surrounding the TTFA’s Normalisation Committee and our football in general, he’s done well in those circumstances and certainly deserves an extension to show what he can bring to T&T football in this new capacity.

“It will be a big test for him. At this level, he is still technically a rookie coach. He hasn’t had a senior-team position before this, so he’s going to have to learn along the way and learn quickly because at this level, a lot of things come at you really quickly and you have to adapt.

“All the challenges, as I said before, surrounding the TTFA Normalisation Committee, our football in general. The pandemic has made it very difficult for everyone including ourselves and our football and everything, so it’s going to be tough, but if he gets the support from the stakeholders around the football, I think, with his ambition, he can do very well.”

Eve took the T&T team a 6-1 triumph over Montserrat as well as an 8-7 penalty shoot-out win over French Guiana following a 1-1 tie, both in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualifiers. In the group stage of the Gold Cup, he guided the team to a goalless tie with Mexico; a 1-1 draw with Guatemala and a 2-0 loss to El Salvador.

According to Abu Bakr, the support of corporate T&T will also be crucial to T&T’s progress in football under Eve, saying: “That’s key. When we go to competitions, for example, the Gold Cup, and see the resources that are at the disposal of the other teams, or when you go to competitions and see some of the things that they afford you, generally when we train at home or go to friendlies, we don’t have those kinds of facilities, and it’s really helpful to have those things such as equipment and different types of technology that you can implement in the game that can be really helpful.

“But on top of that, we need the support from our fans and the corporate sponsors and everything to sort of galvanise the efforts that we put out on the pitch. It really has to be a collective effort, Angus Eve is not going to save T&T football, it’s going to have to come from everyone.”

Meanwhile, Jones told Guardian Media Sports that Eve brings much-needed confidence for players, having also played for the country.

“For me, it was no surprise. We saw it at the Gold Cup, he was with us for a short period of time and we saw what he can do. We saw the effect he came with, he and his staff. I have full confidence in Angus that he will take us to the next level,” said Jones.

“Just his presence, you know he believes in each and every one. He made us believe that we can do all things. He has given us that extra drive that we need on the pitch to represent our country.

“It’s a huge task ahead. It’s not just about Angus and his task, but each and every player should look at themselves and know that we want to take T&T football to that next level. Each player, from eldest to youngest, should ensure that they are healthy. It’s not just what the coach does, but the players have to take some credit and some blame to ensure that we’re healthy and we can give Angus some headache.”
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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #215 on: September 06, 2021, 04:48:54 PM »
The right choice for national football but...
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ANGUS Eve is currently the best choice for national football coach However, legitimate questions arise about the procedure adopted in making that decision. In the absence of a technical committee, should the Normalisation Committee have arrogated unto itself that responsibility without consulting other stakeholders in the football fraternity? This is exactly what was feared by football administrators and wary supporters when FIFA first introduced the idea of a normalisation committee. It was not the concept but the procedure that caused the disquiet.

Many felt the local Association should have been consulted, in keeping with the rules of FIFA itself.

It must be remembered that the first few persons invited to sit on that Committee declined the offer, not because of lack of interest or desire to contribute but because they anticipated the very thing which is happening now: that the independence of the organisation would have been compromised.

FIFA has no interest in democracy and democratic institutions. There is no intention to allow a tiny Third World nation like T&T any chance to challenge a world power like FIFA. T&T had to be taught a lesson!

The dysfunction that attends FIFA is amply demonstrated by the idiocy that was displayed at the recent match between England and Hungary, where the racism of Hungary's supporters was ignored, even after the previous UEFA match. If UEFA could be neglected, who is Trinidad and Tobago?

The Normalisation Committee is walking in the footsteps of its mentor, FIFA. No one should expect anything different. We make the decisions and you comply, no questions asked. Concerned football supporters can only look on in dismay.

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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #216 on: September 06, 2021, 06:31:32 PM »
I am not sure if Angus going to last, especially if he does not get the resources from the NC. Like I posted in the WC 2022 thread, the next WC after Qatar will be extremely difficult to qualify. Three teams have already qualify because they will be hosts. US, Mexico an Canada will be hosting the tournament. So that means only 2 spots or 1.5 spots will be available. The NC better get their act together.

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« Reply #217 on: September 06, 2021, 09:42:57 PM »
I am not sure if Angus going to last, especially if he does not get the resources from the NC. Like I posted in the WC 2022 thread, the next WC after Qatar will be extremely difficult to qualify. Three teams have already qualify because they will be hosts. US, Mexico an Canada will be hosting the tournament. So that means only 2 spots or 1.5 spots will be available. The NC better get their act together.
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Trinidad and Tobago coach Eve not feeling pressured by dual roles
« Reply #218 on: September 07, 2021, 04:15:40 PM »
Trinidad and Tobago coach Eve not feeling pressured by dual roles
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


ANGUS Eve is not feeling any pressure with the dual roles as coach of both the Trinidad and Tobago men’s and Under-20 squads.

The FIFA-appointed normalisation committee, last Thursday, announced that Eve will be retained as the men’s coach, but will have the additional duty of Under-20 tactician.

“There will be extra staff coming on board for the Under-20s,” said Eve.

Referring to his previous stints as coach of Club Sando (TT Pro League) and Naparima College (Secondary Schools Football League), Eve added, “It’s funny, I’ve been juggling two teams for a very long time. I’m no stranger, although it’s a bigger stage, to juggling two teams at the same time, and being effective, on both fronts. Probably God has prepared me for this role. I don’t feel pressured by it at all.”

During his unveiling as full-time TT men’s coach last Thursday, Eve mentioned that he planned to meet with the normalisation committee on Monday to discuss proposed friendly matches for the men’s squad.

Shortly after Monday’s meeting, Eve said, “The international windows (have) been mentioned. I would like to play in every international window, but it’s about game availability and the covid (pandemic). I would have (given) them some potential games and we’re trying to work with some teams and the potential of the teams.”

For the rest of 2021, the FIFA match windows will be October 4-12 and November 8-16.

Eve said, “For this window (coming up), it would be a team in the (Concacaf) region and, for the last one, we’re hoping for a team a bit wider from the region.”
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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #219 on: September 08, 2021, 06:31:55 AM »
Congrats to Coach Eve on the appointment- you know the shelf
life of national coaches in TnT is little under three years. It's a results dictated position with little or no glory.

However  here is a golden opportunity not to just coach two teams but to build a men's national football program. Hopefully the consistency in implementing a system of play a  competitive philosophy and a culture of success could be nurtured and cultivated locally.

Choose assistant coaches wisely - maybe someone who has garnered some international experience with innovative strategies- No former coach of St Lucia please!!'  no recycling of old
Let's be progressives d build a formidable program from now with2026 in mind- every practiceeverygamefrom now on shouldbe like a qualyfing 2026 match.
Good luck and best of success in days to come.

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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #220 on: September 11, 2021, 02:24:57 PM »
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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #221 on: September 13, 2021, 07:55:22 AM »
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

Come on Deeks, you know the policy is to rediscover them at 26.
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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #222 on: September 13, 2021, 08:56:34 AM »
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

Come on Deeks, you know the policy is to rediscover them at 26.
;D :rotfl: You know you not supposed to speak truth so loudly!

Avg age of 26 -28 is the oldest a WC team should be at a WC tournament. After the WC you should always bring in fresh/younger talent.

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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #223 on: September 13, 2021, 09:09:39 AM »
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

Come on Deeks, you know the policy is to rediscover them at 26.
;D :rotfl: You know you not supposed to speak truth so loudly!

Avg age of 26 -28 is the oldest a WC team should be at a WC tournament. After the WC you should always bring in fresh/younger talent.

See Costa Rica's present difficulties. Arguably, they should have purged Jamaica and as an astute observer noted: Jamaica failed to exploit CR's aging.
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Think of the 2022 conversation regarding reparations as the item tabled for future discussion when initially raised for negotiation during talks in 1834. A lot of intere$t has accrued.

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« Reply #224 on: September 13, 2021, 09:14:47 AM »
Start playing the U-23/U20s.

Come on Deeks, you know the policy is to rediscover them at 26.
;D :rotfl: You know you not supposed to speak truth so loudly!

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Think of the 2022 conversation regarding reparations as the item tabled for future discussion when initially raised for negotiation during talks in 1834. A lot of intere$t has accrued.

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« Reply #225 on: September 15, 2021, 06:05:34 PM »
Look at where Panama is at the moment . They started building a youth team and having performed at the Youth Level, Some of them got contracts in The USA set up. A philosophy of what kind of ball they want to play and all age groups playing the same style. Gally Cummings pleaded for this format many years ago. We have to stop recycling , just look at Costa Rica and an aging squad.

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« Reply #226 on: September 24, 2021, 01:06:38 AM »
Eve to assess local players, plans for U-20s.
By Rachael Thompson-King (T&T Guardian).


Senior national men's head coach Angus Eve and his players had the same mindset on Thursday, they were all ready to get back to work and it showed when training resumed at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex.

It was the team's first session since their participation at the Concacaf Gold Cup in the USA in July/August.

A 28-man training unit was released by the T&T Football Association (TTFA) as new head coach Eve began preparation with a home-based squad ahead of international match windows, in October and November.

However, the TTFA release advised that this is not the final squad for the upcoming match windows as stated above.

Eve was thrilled with their ready-to-work attitude.

"Things went really well. The guys seem to be enthusiastic," said Eve, who was recently confirmed in the position as head coach.

He said: "We have a lot of new players, a lot younger players that we are trying to establish and give some exposure to. This camp has a good blend of players who would have played in the Gold Cup and we have a lot of new kids who've come on board. We're giving them this opportunity to show themselves. And the enthusiasm from them is really good."

Under then-interim coach Eve, the Soca Warriors advanced to the Gold Cup's group stage after hammering Montserrat 6-0, then pulled off an 8-7 penalty kicks victory over French Guiana, following a 1-1 tie in the qualifiers.

Moving on to group A of the Gold Cup, the national footballers fell 2-0 loss to El Salvador and had to settle for two hard-fought drawn results with Concacaf powerhouse Mexico (0-0) and Guatemala (1-1).

Hoping to maximise on the upcoming two international windows, Eve said: "The first, we're trying to get a game to use the locally-based players to give them a bit of experience, some of the players who didn't actually play with me in the Gold Cup so I could have a first-hand viewing of them, it's about six of them to be honest and the rest of players."

He continued: "We will leave for the last window for the year where we could bring the full team in after we would have looked at this group and some of the foreigners that didn't see before, to give ourselves a real platform building on to next year going into the Nations Cup."

Eve, in his dual role as coach of the national men's Under-20 team, has already begun planning for the youth team, which he indicated will also start preparation soon.

The former Defence Force standout player said: "We've been putting that list together. We've been reaching out to all the top programmes in the country like Trendsetters Hawks, Queen's Park, Jabloteh. Teams like Presentation College, Naparima College which traditionally some of the best young players come from."

Eve also praised the support he has been receiving thus far in compiling a youth training squad. "The response of the coaches and the management of those teams have been very well because for two years now we actually couldn't play football so I'm using the recommendation system to do the group that we would start training because we can't openly use screening because of the restriction of COVID."

A native of Carenage Eve pointed out that: "There are a lot of kids we are already getting information on. We got a lot of players - we have two goalkeepers who look really well. One is actually playing with New England and one is in Canada with Toronto FC. So, they look good prospects already and there is a number of other players that we are looking at because we're mostly scouting for players."

Training Squad

Strikers

Reon Moore (Defence Force), Brent Sam (Defence Force), Christian Thomas (Police), Jahiem Mc Fee (Unattached), Tyrese Bailey (Police).

Midfielders

Aaron Lester (Defence Force), Duane Muckette (Unattached), Dylon King (Defence Force), Isaiah Hudson (Unattached), J'deem Parris (Police), Hashim Arcia (Defence Force), John-Paul Rochford (Unattached), Kevon Goddard (Defence Force), Micah Lansiquot (Unattached), Sean Bonval (Unattached).

Defenders

Alvin Jones (Unattached), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Darnell Hospedales (Club Sando), Jameel Neptune (Unattached), Joshua Alexander (Caledonia AIA), Keshawn Hutchinson (Police), Nigel Carraby (Unattached), Weslie John (Unattached), Robert Primus (Unattached), Trevin Latapy (Defence Force),

Goalkeepers

Marvin Phillip (Unattached), Adrian Foncette (Police), Aaron Enill (Defence Force).

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Eve wants to give T&T footballers chance to prove worth.
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TRINIDAD AND Tobago men’s coach Angus Eve wants to give as many players as possible the opportunity to showcase their talent ahead of forthcoming tournaments.

On Thursday, the T&T footballers resumed training under Eve for the first time since the Concacaf Gold Cup in July.

Eve, who was the interim coach during T&T’s Gold Cup campaign in the US, was named as the full-time coach with a two-year contract earlier this month.

Discussing the training session at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex, Eve said, “Things went really well. The guys seem to be very enthusiastic. They want to be part (of the squad). We have a lot of new players, a lot of younger players that we trying to establish and give some exposure to. This camp has a good blend of some of the experienced players who would have played in the Gold Cup and we have a lot of new kids who came on board. We giving them this opportunity to show themselves and from the enthusiasm I saw from them today it was really good.”

Eve is hoping to line up matches for his players in the two international windows coming up, in October and November respectively.

“We are hoping to maximise those international windows. The first one we were trying to get a game that we could use the locally-based to get them a bit of experience and some of the players who did not play with me in the Gold Cup, so I could get a first hand viewing of them.”

Eve, who said six new players have joined the squad, wants to have all his foreign-based players available for the second international window in November.

“The rest of the players we will leave it for the last window of the year where we could bring the full team in after we had looked at this group, and some of the foreigners, that we did not see before to give ourselves a real platform building towards next year going into the Nations Cup.”

Under Eve, T&T had a respectable showing at the Gold Cup which included a 0-0 draw against Concacaf powerhouse Mexico.

Eve, who is also the national Under-20 coach, is starting to scout players for future tournaments.

Eve said because no football has been played for 18 months, he is contacting managers and coaches of top youth clubs and schools to recommend players who will be an asset to the national Under-20 team.

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Re: Angus Eve Thread.
« Reply #227 on: September 24, 2021, 05:02:19 PM »
The protective services are well represented in this squad.

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« Reply #228 on: September 24, 2021, 09:58:48 PM »
The protective services are well represented in this squad.

Narrow lead on Unattached and Miscellaneous.
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Think of the 2022 conversation regarding reparations as the item tabled for future discussion when initially raised for negotiation during talks in 1834. A lot of intere$t has accrued.

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« Reply #229 on: September 26, 2021, 06:34:06 AM »
I would describe the recall of Primus as generous.
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Eve: TTFA looking at best person to improve the team
« Reply #230 on: October 05, 2021, 08:04:26 AM »
Eve: TTFA looking at best person to improve the team
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


ANGUS EVE, Trinidad and Tobago men’s football coach, says the TT Football Association (TTFA) is “looking at the best person to improve the team”, as he explained the recent decision to remove Hutson Charles from the technical staff.

Recent reports indicated that Charles, the former Strike Squad defensive midfielder, was axed from the technical staff as Eve sought a coach who had experience in data analysis.

In a telephone interview on Monday, Eve said, “The TTFA hired me (in mid-June) and one of my conditions is that I would hire my own staff. The people that have been hired have been hired by me.”

The technical staff at the time comprised Eve and Reynold Carrington (assistant coaches), Clayton Ince (goalkeeper coach), Adaryll John (strength and conditioning coach), Saron Joseph (massage therapist), Roger Ryan (physiotherapist), Richard Piper (manager) and Michael Williams (equipment manager).

Eve, the former Naparima College and Club Sando coach continued, “We were at the Gold Cup (in July) and we had a good run, but there are elements of the staff that needed to improve. I needed a coach who can do the analysis stuff and, to have a balance of coaches on the staff, and also the financial issue of the FA, which was well-documented, we can only have a certain amount of staff members.

“In this case, because Reynold Carrington was the first-choice assistant coach, I felt (he had to stay), and when I spoke to Hutson, he understood where we were coming from and the direction where we were heading. It doesn’t mean that, once finances improve, he (wouldn’t be) a part of whatever plans that I have.”

Eve said that Charles’ replacement has not been hired as yet.

“That person has not been hired because he comes with additional skills and his price may be different from the others,” said the ex-national captain and midfielder. “At this point in time, the TTFA does not have the funding to do so. Because we have no immediate engagement, we’re still researching and trying to interview people for the position.”

Asked if the coach would be a T&T national or a foreigner, Eve responded, “We’re looking at the best person to improve the team. I have always been very consistent. I’ve said it doesn’t matter if the person is local or foreign, once we get the person to fit the requirements of the job.”

He added, “I (wore) number eight because I am a big fan of Hutson Charles. It’s totally a professional decision in improving the team.”

Eve confirmed that the team would not be utilising the forthcoming FIFA window for a friendly international.

“Based on the fact that there (is) a lack of opportunities for us (with) finances and other stuff. The one in October is now off.

What about the November window, is he hopeful of any international friendly? Eve replied, “Yes.”
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« Reply #231 on: November 03, 2021, 08:15:13 AM »
Eve to assess local players, plans for U-20s.
By Rachael Thompson-King (T&T Guardian).


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Eve wants to give T&T footballers chance to prove worth.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Eve, who is also the national Under-20 coach, is starting to scout players for future tournaments.

Eve said because no football has been played for 18 months, he is contacting managers and coaches of top youth clubs and schools to recommend players who will be an asset to the national Under-20 team.



Are the U-20s going to Santo Domingo or not?
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Think of the 2022 conversation regarding reparations as the item tabled for future discussion when initially raised for negotiation during talks in 1834. A lot of intere$t has accrued.

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Eve to assess local players, plans for U-20s.
By Rachael Thompson-King (T&T Guardian).


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Eve wants to give T&T footballers chance to prove worth.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Eve, who is also the national Under-20 coach, is starting to scout players for future tournaments.

Eve said because no football has been played for 18 months, he is contacting managers and coaches of top youth clubs and schools to recommend players who will be an asset to the national Under-20 team.



Are the U-20s going to Santo Domingo or not?

Forgot about the pass to the following round.
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Think of the 2022 conversation regarding reparations as the item tabled for future discussion when initially raised for negotiation during talks in 1834. A lot of intere$t has accrued.

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« Reply #233 on: November 04, 2021, 02:49:26 PM »
I guess no friendlies .... no friendlies no pro league  no nothing ...... in jamaica the plan to get to school football going
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Is the national team holding sessions ?
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Is the national team holding sessions ?

Yes, in de toilet.

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REVIEW: Eve, Jones restore hope in T&T football in 2021.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


T&T’s struggles in football continued in 2021 in a similar fashion as it did the year before, both on and off the field.

Coach Terry Fenwick was appointed in December 2019 on a two-year contract that commenced on 1 January 2020 by the William Wallace-led administration, finally got down to business in the World Cup Qualifiers, but the battle with the COVID-19 pandemic also affected the team’s preparation, as it prevented the free movement of international players to and from training, prevented the scouting of new players from taking place and it drove a wedge into the action at the top-flights T&T Pro League and Super League with no on-field action.

His first test came at an international friendly match with the USA at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando, USA on January 31, where Fenwick’s team, dominated by players from the rungs of the lower Leagues in the USA, was hammered 7-0. Fenwick’s selection and decision to take the match became topics of contention among local coaches but it did not provide any ease at the World Cup Qualifiers that followed in March.

With the T&T government failing to provide the facilities of a secure bubble for the opening match between T&T and Guyana which was expected to be a home match for T&T, the Normalisation Committee led by Robert Hadad, the chairman had to settle for the Dominican Republic as the venue for the team’s first game and it paid off with Fenwick’s men whipping Guyana 3-0.

However, misfortunes followed the team in the other matches, as the Soca Warriors drew with Puerto Rico 1-1, tied goalless with the Bahamas before sealing a 2-0 win over St Kitts & Nevis for a total of eight points, needing to have at least nine to advance from Group F.

It meant that St Kitts & Nevis had advanced to the next round of the qualifiers as T&T was booted out.

Hadad and his committee of Judy Daniel, Nicholas Gomez and Nigel Romano responded by sacking Fenwick on June 11, and severing the deals of his assistants Derek King and Kelvin Jack soon after and hired Angus Eve three days later on a performance-based contract ahead of the Gold Cup Qualifiers with Montserrat and French Guiana on July 2 and 6 respectively.

Eve, a former national midfielder and standout performer, opting for a new-look team, whipped Montserrat 6-1 and blanked French Guiana 8-7 in a penalty shoot-out which followed a 1-1 tied in regulation time, thereby assuring T&T qualification to the Group Phase of the Concacaf Gold Cup in the USA.

More success followed Eve, a former InterCol winning coach, thereafter with a goalless tie with Concacaf giants Mexico in Group A at the AT&T Stadium, before a 0-2 loss to El Salvador spoiled T&T’s plan of emerging from the group. The Warriors completed the group by drawing with Guatemala 1-1 in Frisco, Texas, USA.

With two points from three games and a display of football that was reminiscent of the football that the T&T team was capable of playing, Eve had earned himself the full-time coaching job when the TTFA appointed him on September 2 as T&T’s senior men and Under-20 national team coach.

The same could not be said for the country’s women’s team, which was thought to have had a steady coach in Welshman James Thomas since his appointment on April 29, amid speculation that former national women’s coach Richard Hood was the front-runner the position.

Thomas and his assistant Charlie Mitchell prepared the team until Thomas agreed to pick up another job in the UK and quit the T&T national programme in September, roughly a month before the team was scheduled to begin World Cup qualifiers in November.

That development again began speculation of a local coach assuming the top women’s coaching job but instead, the normalisation committee opted for American Constantine Konstin, a futsal coach who had never before coached officially at 11-a-side football.

As faith would have it, Konstin’s stay lasted just two appearances at the training sessions which forced the Normalisation Committee to engage the services of former senior men’s captain Kenwyne Jones, who had no head coaching experience to lead the team. He was the team’s third coach in six months. The unofficial report that reached Guardian Media Sports is that Konstin was replaced due to an apparent disagreement by some players and staff members to have the American as their coach because of his lack of experience of coach 11-a-side football.

In the meantime, Concacaf sought to push back the women’s qualifiers to February 2022 and Jones who had brought a level of calm to the women’s programme and the unit, produced two satisfactory displays in as many international friendly matches against Panama for a team that hadn’t played together for two years.

The T&T women, led by captain Karyn Forbes drew with the Panamanians 0-0 and 1-1 both at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva in October. Jones, given an interim coaching job until November 30 this year, lobbied for the full-time coaching position saying he believed the women had what it takes to qualify for the World Cup.

This ask was answered by the normalisation committee on the eve of the second of two friendlies in Santo Domingo on November 30,

NC via a media release that said: “The appointment was “based on the achievement of KPIs (key performance indices) and a successful performance appraisal. Jones created a “positive atmosphere” within the team and improved the “dynamic between the players and the technical staff.”

Three days before the appointment Jones’ charges were defeated 2-1 by the Dominican Republic courtesy of an injury-time goal. And in the second match, the T&T women held their counterparts to a 1-1 tie.

Insolvency and a debt of an estimated TT$98.5M.

Meanwhile, off the playing field, things were not so good either. The membership of the T&T Football Association clamoured for the removal of the Hadad-led committee, sighting its inability to achieve the mandate laid out by FIFA in March 2020.

In May, a letter penned by the membership accused the Normalisation Committee of gross mismanagement saying they disapproved of the way the sport was being managed, such as the non-payment of salaries to the staff, players and coaches of the senior national men’s team which is well into the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup 2022; no audited and compliance committee, no annual general meetings (AGM), no audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020; increasing debt and poor financial management, and the mismanagement of the World Cup match against Guyana that was played in the Dominican Republic.

The mandate of the normalisation committee has been: to run the TTFA’S daily affairs; to establish a debt repayment plan that is implementable by the TTFA; to organise and to conduct elections of a new TTFA Executive Committee for a four-year mandate.

However, Hadad told the media on May 1 that the official T&TFA debt was $98.5 million and revealed that Ernest and Young (EY) would help with a debt-eradication programme. It also set September 26 for the first AGM of the NC since its appointment.

But tempers flared as matters remained unresolved after the meeting, including the approval of Audited Financials for 2019, the expulsion of the Coaches Association which was to be replaced by the Unified Coaches of T&T, and why the value of the land housing the Home of Football and valued at $42 million, was not included in the association’s financial statement.

This was later settled at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on October 10 at which the audited accounts were approved to facilitate grant payment by the FIFA. But there was still no way of reducing or clearing the debt that burdened the TTFA and football in general in T&T for over a decade.

Hadad in an interview told Guardian Media Sports said the dissolution of the TTFA was an option but they were not considering it at the time. Since however, the local football administrator has been liaising with the government for help to liquidate the debt.

However, on Christmas ever, the TTFA issued a News release to the media in which FIFA in a letter dated December 21, had granted the normalisation committee a one-year extension on its term to March 31, 2023.

The term of the Normalisation Committee was set to end on March 26, 2022, but a release from FIFA said owing to an array of legal drawbacks stemming from the TTFA board of directors disagreement with the committee’s appointment in 2020, partnered with pandemic challenges, FIFA opted to extend the committee’s reign for an additional year to assist them in achieving their core objectives.

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Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados to feature in Courts Caribbean Classic.
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday).


INTERNATIONAL men’s football makes a welcome return to Trinidad and Tobago on Friday as the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo gears up to host the opening match of the Courts Caribbean Classic.

The tri-nation tournament features hosts T&T and regional rivals Guyana and Barbados. All three men’s teams have present and past T&T coaches at the helm – Angus Eve (T&T), Jamaal Shabazz (Guyana) and Russell Latapy (Barbados) respectively.

Eve’s men will play their first international friendly at home in just over two years, owing to the pandemic, against Barbados on Friday and then on Guyana on March 29.

Barbados and Guyana will face each other on March 27. All matches will kick off at 7 pm and will be accessible to fully vaccinated patrons only. The TT Football Association (TTFA) will announce ticketing details this week.

T&T’s last international friendly at home was played on November 11, 2019, which was a 15-0 win over Anguilla at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

The T&T team’s previous encounter at the Hasely Crawford Stadium was a 2-0 defeat to Honduras in Concacaf Nations League qualifying on October 10, 2019.

In March 2021, T&T defeated Guyana 3-0 in a World Cup qualifier in San Cristobal. Prior to that, they beat Barbados previously 2-0 in a friendly at the Ato Boldon Stadium on March 10, 2017.

Eve welcomed a restart to hosting international games on local soil.

“This is a perfect opportunity for us. This will be the first time I will actually have the majority of the team that I want to have and play the style of football that I actually want to play with them," he said, in a TTFA media release.

“Unfortunately we still could not get a couple guys because they had club commitments and we rather sacrifice them now and have them for the Nations League. I think we have gotten the core of the team that we want to work with and will try to express ourselves going forward in these two friendlies,” he said.

Eve continued, “These are three past T&T coaches at the helm. I played with Russell all my life. I worked with Jamaal Shabazz, I played under him and these are two guys who I respect a lot and are doing great things with their teams in the Caribbean.

“They want to win the games just as we do. They are looking to develop their programmes just as we do. Both teams have a cadre of English-based players. No longer can you just look at the name of the team that you are playing but you also have to look at the caliber of players in the squad. It will not be an easy game for us and that’s what we want.

“We want to re-establish ourselves in the Caribbean and by extension in Concacaf. Also playing at home is massive for us. We would love to actually see the people in the stands and see the team play live.”

The T&T coach added that a lot of fans do not know the men's team too well and sees this tournament as an opportunity for them to see the team and the work they’ve been doing.

Eve also thanked sponsors Courts, the T&T government and the various stakeholders who came together to make this series possible.

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« Reply #238 on: May 12, 2022, 07:49:21 PM »
Eve: Schedule very tight but we want to be in League ‘A’
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


AEK Athens midfielder Levi Garcia, right, and defender Jesse Williams engage in a sprint during a training session for the T&T national team at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva on Tuesday. Looking on behind are Keston Julien of Moldovan Club Sheriff Tiraspol and Radanfa Abu Baker among several others.

“Very tight”, is how national football coach Angus Eve described the schedule of matches for the Concacaf Nations League starting on June 3.

T&T is drawn in Group C of League B which also comprises Nicaragua, the Bahamas and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The winner of the group will advance to League ‘A’ where the benefits will be much greater Eve said.

Concacaf on Tuesday announced the group stage schedule that will see the Soca Warriors playing three matches in 10 days. They will open against Nicaragua on June 3 away, before returning home at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo for their second match on June 6 against the Bahamas.

Then, the “Soca Warriors” will face St Vincent and the Grenadines away in game three on June 10. Eve’s men will begin training near the end of the month as players are engaged with their respective teams, locally and internationally.

Eve, who led the T&T team to the Concacaf Gold Cup’s group phase where they lost to El Salvador but drew with Mexico and Guatemala in 2019 said: “It is a little bit tight, the schedule, everything has to be precise in what you’re doing because usually, you will have a little bit more time. It’s only a ten-day window and you have three matches in that window so we may have to have about 30 players that we will have to look at and try to use in the period of time, hence why we have been expanding the pool of players, not just the locally-based ones but also the foreign-based guys.

“So we believe that all of the guys are in season, the locally-based guys, all of them playing football, so we think we’re in a better position than we were in before. Unfortunately, the window starts on May 30 and our first game is on the 3rd away. It’s tight because we have guys playing up until May 29.”

Eve promised to take each game one step at a time, starting from the Nicaragua match.

“Each game we’re going to try to win, each game that we play, because of the importance of the tournament where the winner of the group goes into League A.

“We’re in League ‘B’ right now but we want to be in League ‘A’, so it’s of paramount importance for us to be promoted back up to League A because that brings a lot of different benefits to us from that standpoint.

“From the Nicaragua standpoint, their players are homegrown, so they would be training a lot together. We do not have that luxury of having all our players in the same space.

“Similarly, we went over there with Tom Saintfiet and lost 2-1 on an astroturf pitch. Before that, it would have been Stephen Hart if my memory serves me right, and they drew 2-2 with us, so it’s not an easy proposition, but you have to play each game.”

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