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Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« on: February 14, 2012, 04:13:47 AM »
Anton Corneal against sacrificing young players.
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Technical Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation Anton Corneal is expressing heavy regret over the circumstances within local football involving the 2006 World Cup players and their latest action on the local governing body.

Corneal, appointed technical director last month, has embarked on a series of development programmes with the TTFF Technical Committee including an elite coaches symposium, a goalkeepers’ coaching course and a youth development programme involving the various national youth teams.

While aware that the 2006 players exercised their legal rights, Corneal was disappointed over the lack of consideration shown towards the youth teams that are preparing to engage in international competition.

“Mixed signals has been sent by some of our former Soca Warriors over the way in which they treated the levying of the Trinidad and Tobago Federation. It seemed as though it was a feather in their cap to stop all National teams from participating in their various tournaments.

Even though I understand the  process of the court, this would have been and ideal situation to show their genuine intentions towards our country and the qualifications of the Olympic football team and the U-17 women’s national football team in their upcoming tournaments,” Corneal said.
 
“Opportunities come once in a life time and to think any former player or players are prepared to  take this away, leaves one to believe their intentions are selfish and counter productive.

“These young players from both teams will now have to play under unjust adversity which either brings out the best or worst in performances on the field. Hopefully the coaches involve can take steps in repairing any psychological damage that might have occurred.

These teams need all energies focusing in one positive direction to attain optimum performances, as a federation we fully support their progress towards these  events,” Corneal added.

“I have coached some of these same players, especially during the 2006 World Cup when we were all part of a unit that represented this country with such pride and dignity. But just like them, we too as coaches and officials within the TTFF have gone through frustrating nights and days. We’ve also felt the pain. There are those of us who are not fighting the players.”

“Some of us have worked with salaries that have been cut but we have labored on to ensure that football continued and that our young players could get the chance to not only represent but also have an avenue to channel their energies especially away from crime. We too have hoped for and worked towards a better governing body and better state of local football,” he said.
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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 04:41:19 AM »
Come on anton, i thought yuh had more sense than that! yuh see what yuh was doing all the time, yuh shoulda just keep doing that and leave the politicing to fellas like gally, sammy and de loen dem.

just eat yuh biscuit and keep yuh mouth shut and make ah money nah boss.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 11:52:11 PM by just cool »
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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 06:06:43 AM »
Come on anton, i thought yuh ha more sense than that! yuh see what yuh was doing all the time, yuh shoulda just keep doing that and leave the politicing to fellas like gally, sammy and de loen dem.

just eat yuh biscuit and keep yuh mouth shut and maker ah money nah boss.
To be honest ah think de man have a point.

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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 06:16:16 AM »
Comments attributed to Anton Corneal:
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“Opportunities come once in a life time and to think any former player or players are prepared to take this away, leaves one to believe their intentions are selfish and counter productive.

On matters of principle, there are often costs that lean heavily against the benefits ... but dahis just de thing, at the end of the day, principle isn't about weighing costs and benefits ... it's about doing what must be done without regard to costs and benefits. Ultimately, the outcome evens out the distortions created by the inconveniences necessary for progress.

It may well be that the pending fate of junior national teams are one such inconvenience. However, in absorbing that prospect, we should balance it against the sobering fact that the fate of previous junior national teams was seriously handicapped by poor administrative practices coming out of the same TTFF office exposed to the present action. The one thing is not unrelated to the other.

In this regard, Coach Corneal is being disingenuous and, arguably, protective of the interests and benefits he has acquired during various assignments and reincarnations with the TTFF.

Today the TTFF stands in dire financial straits. But, for a long time, it has been morally bankrupt. The damage done by that moral bankruptcy has had a more penetrating, more devastating legacy than the prospective consequences of a judicial action forced by the TTFF's intransigence.   

Choose any chapter of the history of the world. Sacrifices must be made to accommodate progress. In the sporting context, elite athletes have missed major sporting events on the heels of sacrifice (for instance, African nations boycotting the 1976 Olympics ... the view expressed then was that "principles are more precious than medals.") Tough as it might be, whatever occurs with the junior national teams is a fruit of the tree the TTFF poisoned ... not of the process instituted by these players.

Reactionary forces long resistant to voluntarily institituting democraticizing outcomes don't get to choose which sacrifices are made when the progressive rubber meets the road.

Moreover, in the climate of governance in Trinidad & Tobago, this action against the TTFF by one of its stakeholder groups, has broader positive implications beyond football to other sectors of society in which transparency and accountability are on vacation.

Progressive people will support this action. However, those voices interested in leveraging incremental, calculated gains and losses will oppose this action and do so at the expense of achieving the comprehensive gains and personnel replacements that Trinidad & Tobago football desperately needs.

What's counterproductive here is demonising the principled stance of the 13 players.
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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 06:32:15 AM »
A calculated response in an attempt to shift public perception over the action by the revo 13.

It may sway some opinion but I think most who already back the 13 will remain unchanged in their position.
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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 07:03:09 AM »
Great response Asylumseeker you should post that in the Guardian
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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 07:14:40 AM »
Agreed! Asylum seeker you should send your post as a letter to the Editor! Very well said! The Corneals are not known to be men of principle! Very  selfish guys , always looking out for themselves! They couldn't care less for players and only interested in eating ah food! When the dust settles they will be on the wrong side of history!

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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 07:39:27 AM »
Comments attributed to Anton Corneal:
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“Opportunities come once in a life time and to think any former player or players are prepared to take this away, leaves one to believe their intentions are selfish and counter productive.

On matters of principle, there are often costs that lean heavily against the benefits ... but dahis just de thing, at the end of the day, principle isn't about weighing costs and benefits ... it's about doing what must be done without regard to costs and benefits. Ultimately, the outcome evens out the distortions created by the inconveniences necessary for progress.

It may well be that the pending fate of junior national teams are one such inconvenience. However, in absorbing that prospect, we should balance it against the sobering fact that the fate of previous junior national teams was seriously handicapped by poor administrative practices coming out of the same TTFF office exposed to the present action. The one thing is not unrelated to the other.

In this regard, Coach Corneal is being disingenuous and, arguably, protective of the interests and benefits he has acquired during various assignments and reincarnations with the TTFF.

Today the TTFF stands in dire financial straits. But, for a long time, it has been morally bankrupt. The damage done by that moral bankruptcy has had a more penetrating, more devastating legacy than the prospective consequences of a judicial action forced by the TTFF's intransigence.   

Choose any chapter of the history of the world. Sacrifices must be made to accommodate progress. In the sporting context, elite athletes have missed major sporting events on the heels of sacrifice (for instance, African nations boycotting the 1976 Olympics ... the view expressed then was that "principles are more precious than medals.") Tough as it might be, whatever occurs with the junior national teams is a fruit of the tree the TTFF poisoned ... not of the process instituted by these players.

Reactionary forces long resistant to voluntarily institituting democraticizing outcomes don't get to choose which sacrifices are made when the progressive rubber meets the road.

Moreover, in the climate of governance in Trinidad & Tobago, this action against the TTFF by one of its stakeholder groups, has broader positive implications beyond football to other sectors of society in which transparency and accountability are on vacation.

Progressive people will support this action. However, those voices interested in leveraging incremental, calculated gains and losses will oppose this action and do so at the expense of achieving the comprehensive gains and personnel replacements that Trinidad & Tobago football desperately needs.

What's counterproductive here is demonising the principled stance of the 13 players.


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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 08:25:15 AM »
TTFF have been sacrificing young players for years ,just because the black list 13 standup to the nastiness the TTFF been doing to them for years, wasn't that counter productive and selfish ? In a revolution some have to die for others to live .

All other players who feel the black listed players are greedy and the TTFF would not do them the same thing they been doing for all those years think again ,standup and be counted .
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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 11:57:07 AM »
And here you have the reason why we need new leadership within the TTFF.

Corneal here admitting all the hardships they had to endure for years, but at the same time condemning the players that actually trying to stand up and fight against this same type of treatment.

Is either him and the older heads within the TTFF are just brainwashed....or they jess to blasted chupid!!
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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 12:10:18 PM »
And here you have the reason why we need new leadership within the TTFF.

Corneal here admitting all the hardships they had to endure for years, but at the same time condemning the players that actually trying to stand up and fight against this same type of treatment.

Is either him and the older heads within the TTFF are just brainwashed....or they jess to blasted chupid!!


Is not brainwashed is plain an' simple self servin selfishness design to protect whatever benefits he gettin from being on d inside
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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 01:28:24 PM »
Comments attributed to Anton Corneal:
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“Opportunities come once in a life time and to think any former player or players are prepared to take this away, leaves one to believe their intentions are selfish and counter productive.

On matters of principle, there are often costs that lean heavily against the benefits ... but dahis just de thing, at the end of the day, principle isn't about weighing costs and benefits ... it's about doing what must be done without regard to costs and benefits. Ultimately, the outcome evens out the distortions created by the inconveniences necessary for progress.

It may well be that the pending fate of junior national teams are one such inconvenience. However, in absorbing that prospect, we should balance it against the sobering fact that the fate of previous junior national teams was seriously handicapped by poor administrative practices coming out of the same TTFF office exposed to the present action. The one thing is not unrelated to the other.

In this regard, Coach Corneal is being disingenuous and, arguably, protective of the interests and benefits he has acquired during various assignments and reincarnations with the TTFF.

Today the TTFF stands in dire financial straits. But, for a long time, it has been morally bankrupt. The damage done by that moral bankruptcy has had a more penetrating, more devastating legacy than the prospective consequences of a judicial action forced by the TTFF's intransigence.   

Choose any chapter of the history of the world. Sacrifices must be made to accommodate progress. In the sporting context, elite athletes have missed major sporting events on the heels of sacrifice (for instance, African nations boycotting the 1976 Olympics ... the view expressed then was that "principles are more precious than medals.") Tough as it might be, whatever occurs with the junior national teams is a fruit of the tree the TTFF poisoned ... not of the process instituted by these players.

Reactionary forces long resistant to voluntarily institituting democraticizing outcomes don't get to choose which sacrifices are made when the progressive rubber meets the road.

Moreover, in the climate of governance in Trinidad & Tobago, this action against the TTFF by one of its stakeholder groups, has broader positive implications beyond football to other sectors of society in which transparency and accountability are on vacation.

Progressive people will support this action. However, those voices interested in leveraging incremental, calculated gains and losses will oppose this action and do so at the expense of achieving the comprehensive gains and personnel replacements that Trinidad & Tobago football desperately needs.

What's counterproductive here is demonising the principled stance of the 13 players.

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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 03:21:08 PM »
Comments attributed to Anton Corneal:
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“Opportunities come once in a life time and to think any former player or players are prepared to take this away, leaves one to believe their intentions are selfish and counter productive.

On matters of principle, there are often costs that lean heavily against the benefits ... but dahis just de thing, at the end of the day, principle isn't about weighing costs and benefits ... it's about doing what must be done without regard to costs and benefits. Ultimately, the outcome evens out the distortions created by the inconveniences necessary for progress.

It may well be that the pending fate of junior national teams are one such inconvenience. However, in absorbing that prospect, we should balance it against the sobering fact that the fate of previous junior national teams was seriously handicapped by poor administrative practices coming out of the same TTFF office exposed to the present action. The one thing is not unrelated to the other.

In this regard, Coach Corneal is being disingenuous and, arguably, protective of the interests and benefits he has acquired during various assignments and reincarnations with the TTFF.

Today the TTFF stands in dire financial straits. But, for a long time, it has been morally bankrupt. The damage done by that moral bankruptcy has had a more penetrating, more devastating legacy than the prospective consequences of a judicial action forced by the TTFF's intransigence.   

Choose any chapter of the history of the world. Sacrifices must be made to accommodate progress. In the sporting context, elite athletes have missed major sporting events on the heels of sacrifice (for instance, African nations boycotting the 1976 Olympics ... the view expressed then was that "principles are more precious than medals.") Tough as it might be, whatever occurs with the junior national teams is a fruit of the tree the TTFF poisoned ... not of the process instituted by these players.

Reactionary forces long resistant to voluntarily institituting democraticizing outcomes don't get to choose which sacrifices are made when the progressive rubber meets the road.

Moreover, in the climate of governance in Trinidad & Tobago, this action against the TTFF by one of its stakeholder groups, has broader positive implications beyond football to other sectors of society in which transparency and accountability are on vacation.

Progressive people will support this action. However, those voices interested in leveraging incremental, calculated gains and losses will oppose this action and do so at the expense of achieving the comprehensive gains and personnel replacements that Trinidad & Tobago football desperately needs.

What's counterproductive here is demonising the principled stance of the 13 players.

post of the year. i urge you to post this in all the dailies. i am worried that the tripe spewed by corneal is digested by the uninformed public.

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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 05:14:48 PM »
Comments attributed to Anton Corneal:
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“Opportunities come once in a life time and to think any former player or players are prepared to take this away, leaves one to believe their intentions are selfish and counter productive.

On matters of principle, there are often costs that lean heavily against the benefits ... but dahis just de thing, at the end of the day, principle isn't about weighing costs and benefits ... it's about doing what must be done without regard to costs and benefits. Ultimately, the outcome evens out the distortions created by the inconveniences necessary for progress.

It may well be that the pending fate of junior national teams are one such inconvenience. However, in absorbing that prospect, we should balance it against the sobering fact that the fate of previous junior national teams was seriously handicapped by poor administrative practices coming out of the same TTFF office exposed to the present action. The one thing is not unrelated to the other.

In this regard, Coach Corneal is being disingenuous and, arguably, protective of the interests and benefits he has acquired during various assignments and reincarnations with the TTFF.

Today the TTFF stands in dire financial straits. But, for a long time, it has been morally bankrupt. The damage done by that moral bankruptcy has had a more penetrating, more devastating legacy than the prospective consequences of a judicial action forced by the TTFF's intransigence.   

Choose any chapter of the history of the world. Sacrifices must be made to accommodate progress. In the sporting context, elite athletes have missed major sporting events on the heels of sacrifice (for instance, African nations boycotting the 1976 Olympics ... the view expressed then was that "principles are more precious than medals.") Tough as it might be, whatever occurs with the junior national teams is a fruit of the tree the TTFF poisoned ... not of the process instituted by these players.

Reactionary forces long resistant to voluntarily institituting democraticizing outcomes don't get to choose which sacrifices are made when the progressive rubber meets the road.

Moreover, in the climate of governance in Trinidad & Tobago, this action against the TTFF by one of its stakeholder groups, has broader positive implications beyond football to other sectors of society in which transparency and accountability are on vacation.

Progressive people will support this action. However, those voices interested in leveraging incremental, calculated gains and losses will oppose this action and do so at the expense of achieving the comprehensive gains and personnel replacements that Trinidad & Tobago football desperately needs.

What's counterproductive here is demonising the principled stance of the 13 players.

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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 05:35:26 PM »
Obviously, Anton Corneal has not been collecting a salary since 2006 in his various positions for the TTFF as that would be greedy as well.
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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2012, 06:45:53 PM »
Mr Seeker, may I call you Mr Seeker? Sir, I would would like to offer my congratulations on a post of immaculate proportions  ;D. Dam good son. You have made more sense than anything coming out from Mr Anton "Just another puppet" Corneal mouth. Brilliant. All I want to know is where all the world cup money gone, where the money for the 2006 players gone and why has no one questioned the former president of the organization? He ran the TTFF for so long and no has nothing to ask him and he has nothing to say? Eh?  >:( As far as I'm concerned, the accounts of EVERYONE who worked for that organization from 2000 to now should be audited. Heck, we might have to go even further back...lol. Milky was here.


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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2012, 06:52:59 PM »
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Re: Corneal against sacrificing young players.
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2012, 01:26:34 PM »
Great response Asylumseeker you should post that in the Guardian

Just added it to the Comments section following the article ... Guardian's website.

http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2012-02-13/anton-corneal-against-sacrificing-young-players

 

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