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Central dont have to give the players any prize money but they should not make a false promise especially when they was victus of one to.


I don't know that there was a false promise, but when things are done verbally there is way too much room for misunderstanding, ( e.g. 50% of league prize, not knock out ) Much better to have it spelled out on paper to protect the club as well as the players from this sort of thing.




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The way this government has been playing out- I would not even trust the papers that it would have been written on- Good probability that the papers would have been deemed to be " false papers '" too LOL

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FS, what are the chances you can convince Sancho to do an interview with Flex...or perhaps a written Q&A session with the regular posters

Granted most of the posters are foreign-based, it would be in the interest of transparency for local constituents to understand some of the decisions being made.

If not all dat go happen is Sam go create he own interview and buss de mark, Bakes and Elan will continue the quarterstave and falchion battle

btw, doh tell we because he's a big minister now, he schedule too busy....if he ha time to tighten up all dem braids every week , he ha time to answer some question.
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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #902 on: May 27, 2015, 02:50:08 PM »
WATCH an in-depth interview with T&T and Central FC goalkeeper, Jan-Michael Williams.

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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #903 on: May 29, 2015, 11:29:58 PM »
Congrats Central FC on your Pro Bowl Championship.

Well done FS, tell meh boy Sanch I will Whatsapp him later  :devil:

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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #904 on: May 30, 2015, 07:44:15 AM »
It the season considered a treble?
TTPL League, CFU Club, Pro Bowl

More like ah quadruple, because dey also win de First Citizens Cup.
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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #905 on: May 30, 2015, 09:53:02 AM »
It the season considered a treble?
TTPL League, CFU Club, Pro Bowl

More like ah quadruple, because dey also win de First Citizens Cup.

Technically it's 7 trophies. The Rawle Fletcher, Akeem Adams and Kevon Carter trophies for winning each round of the Pro League!

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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #906 on: May 30, 2015, 12:57:27 PM »
Wow think about how much more you all could do if Sancho wasn't out to destroy T&T football.  :D
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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #907 on: August 04, 2015, 07:13:25 AM »
Central FC adds fire power ahead of CCL.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Reigning T&T Pro League and Caribbean Football Union Club Championship title-holder, Central FC has added veteran striker Kerry Baptiste formerly of Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh Also joining the line-up are ex-Pt Fortin Civic FC duo, striker Marcus Joseph and midfielder Andre Ettienne.

The additions come  ahead of the new domestic season and Scotibank Concacaf Champions League.

The trio is expected to be in the 18-man squad for Central FC’s CCL opener away to US Major Soccer League champions, LA Galaxy on Thursday at Stub Hub Centre, Carson, California, USA on Thursday from 10 pm.

The acquisition of the three players is a great coup for Central FC which, after enjoying its best season domestically, retaining the First Citizens Cup while claiming the Digicel Pro Bowl, the Rawle Fletcher, Kevon Carter and Rawle Fletcher titles for topping each round of the Pro League and the CFU Club crown, saw coach and former England international Terry Fenwick part ways with the club due to a break down in contract talks.

Fenwick has since been replaced by ex-T&T goalkeeper and Defence Force coach Ross Russell, who along with the Couva-based club will be making their CCL debut on Thursday night.

The 33-year-old Baptiste, a former T&T international will add a wealth of experience to the squad and scored nine goals last season for Jabloteh and is currently the all-time second highest goalscorer in the history of the T&T Pro League with 131 goals, five shy of all-time leader Defence Force’s Devorn Jorsling.

Joseph, 24, was the Pro League’s top scorer in the 2013/2014 season with 16 goals and spent the last four  seasons with Pt Foprtin Civic FC squad scoring 15 goals last campaign while his club mate Ettienne, 25,  chipped in with two goals from the midfield position.

In addition to the trio coach Russell will be able to call on Central FC regulars in goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams, Jamal Jack, Elton John, Kaydion Gabriel, Jason Marcano, Willis Plaza, Sean De Silva, Ataulla Guerra, Marcelle Francois, Keion Goodridge, veteran leader Marvin Oliver and Akeem Benjamin.

Last season’s club captain and national midfielder Leston Paul and striker Dwight Quintero are both currently in Turkey seeking European contracts and not part of the Central FC squad at present. Yesterday, part of the squad left for Los Angeles along the club’s newly appointed football operations manager, former national defender and captain Anthony Rougier and coach Russell while the remaining players leave today.

In addition to LA Galaxy, Central FC will also face Guatemalan champions CSD Comunicaciones in their Group D round-robin series at the end of which only the group winner will advance.

Rusell’s tenure with the T&T Defence Force, which falls under the Ministry of National Security, came to an end after 26 years prior to December 18, 2014 when the Staff Sergeant reached his 47th birthday–the retirement age based on his last rank–two days after his last match in charge which ended in a 1-1 draw with Point Fortin Civic.

This meant he was unable to serve the Army-Coast Guard combination as coach of its Digicel T&T Pro League football team as coach or in any official position. Only if Russell—the most successful coach of the Defence Force football set-up in recent years–was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer would he had been able to serve the Defence Force and its top-flight football team for three more years—something Russell has been very optimistic about over the past year.

In his absence, close friend, 36-year-old Lance Corporal Marvin Gordon, served as  coach and while another former player, Anton Joseph, was his assistant. Russell’s successes as coach of Defence Force’s top-flight team included winning two (Digicel) Pro League championships (2010-2011 & 2012-2013), the First Citizens Cup (2009) and the Digicel Pro Bowl (2012) during his spell, which began in 2009.

Central FC on the other hand, began the season under former T&T coach Zoran Vranes and retained the First Citizens Cup, after Fenwick departed for greener pastures in the Belgium Third tier with CS Vise, where local players Willis Plaza, Rundell Winchester, Elton John and Kevon Villaroel subsequently followed.

But a few months into their first season in the Belgium third division, everything went sour for the Trinidadian players and Fenwick as the reality of the cashed-strapped Vise kicked in.

However, with the club sitting nicely at the top of the Pro League table and two trophies already won, Vranes was surprisingly replaced by the returning Fenwick, and elevated to the position of Technical Director,  a post which was held by Central director of women’s and youth football, George Romano, who suffered a stroke.

The move to bring back Fenwick worked wonders as he went onto add the Akeem Adams and Kevon Carter trophies for winning the remaining two rounds in the league, the Pro League title and the Digicel Pro Bowl before capturing a first ever CFU Club Championship title. However, at the end of last season, Fenwick along with a number of players saw their contracts with the club expired while there were also issues over bonus payments for tournaments won.

In the end, Central FC and Fenwick, a former successful coach at Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh as well, parted ways, after which the club’s search for a successor led to Russell, who will have former national midfielder Dale Saunders as his assistant.

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Squad: Jan-Michael Williams, Akel Clarke, Jamal Jack, Keion Goodridge, Akeem Benjamin, Kaydion Gabriel, Elton John, Elijah Manners, Jason Marcano, Willis Plaza, Kevon Villaroel, Sean De Silva, Ataulla Guerra, Marcelle Franocois, Triq Nichols, Marvin Oliver, Andre Ettienne, Kerry Baptiste, Marcus Joseph.

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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #908 on: August 04, 2015, 08:08:42 AM »
Nicholas dillon  and goddard ?? where are they ?
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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #909 on: August 04, 2015, 08:57:26 AM »
Baptiste!!! Big addition. A player I always liked and considered unlucky not to make it to Germany 2006.
Marcus Joseph! Big addition also.
Hope everybody is fit and has the work ethic of Baptiste.
Good luck with the Concacaf club championships and continue where the Socawarriors left off,
as scouts, especially dem central americans, are watchin' with more interest now after the Gold Cup performance
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« Reply #910 on: August 04, 2015, 12:46:29 PM »
Nicholas dillon  and goddard ?? where are they ?

Dillon is still with Central. Goddard is in Mexico with W.Connection.

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« Reply #911 on: August 04, 2015, 01:27:33 PM »
wow he left the club ??
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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #912 on: August 05, 2015, 04:06:19 PM »
Central FC adds fire power ahead of CCL.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Reigning T&T Pro League and Caribbean Football Union Club Championship title-holder, Central FC has added veteran striker Kerry Baptiste formerly of Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh Also joining the line-up are ex-Pt Fortin Civic FC duo, striker Marcus Joseph and midfielder Andre Ettienne.

The additions come  ahead of the new domestic season and Scotibank Concacaf Champions League.

The trio is expected to be in the 18-man squad for Central FC’s CCL opener away to US Major Soccer League champions, LA Galaxy on Thursday at Stub Hub Centre, Carson, California, USA on Thursday from 10 pm.

The acquisition of the three players is a great coup for Central FC which, after enjoying its best season domestically, retaining the First Citizens Cup while claiming the Digicel Pro Bowl, the Rawle Fletcher, Kevon Carter and Rawle Fletcher titles for topping each round of the Pro League and the CFU Club crown, saw coach and former England international Terry Fenwick part ways with the club due to a break down in contract talks.

Fenwick has since been replaced by ex-T&T goalkeeper and Defence Force coach Ross Russell, who along with the Couva-based club will be making their CCL debut on Thursday night.

The 33-year-old Baptiste, a former T&T international will add a wealth of experience to the squad and scored nine goals last season for Jabloteh and is currently the all-time second highest goalscorer in the history of the T&T Pro League with 131 goals, five shy of all-time leader Defence Force’s Devorn Jorsling.

Joseph, 24, was the Pro League’s top scorer in the 2013/2014 season with 16 goals and spent the last four  seasons with Pt Foprtin Civic FC squad scoring 15 goals last campaign while his club mate Ettienne, 25,  chipped in with two goals from the midfield position.

In addition to the trio coach Russell will be able to call on Central FC regulars in goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams, Jamal Jack, Elton John, Kaydion Gabriel, Jason Marcano, Willis Plaza, Sean De Silva, Ataulla Guerra, Marcelle Francois, Keion Goodridge, veteran leader Marvin Oliver and Akeem Benjamin.

Last season’s club captain and national midfielder Leston Paul and striker Dwight Quintero are both currently in Turkey seeking European contracts and not part of the Central FC squad at present. Yesterday, part of the squad left for Los Angeles along the club’s newly appointed football operations manager, former national defender and captain Anthony Rougier and coach Russell while the remaining players leave today.

In addition to LA Galaxy, Central FC will also face Guatemalan champions CSD Comunicaciones in their Group D round-robin series at the end of which only the group winner will advance.

Rusell’s tenure with the T&T Defence Force, which falls under the Ministry of National Security, came to an end after 26 years prior to December 18, 2014 when the Staff Sergeant reached his 47th birthday–the retirement age based on his last rank–two days after his last match in charge which ended in a 1-1 draw with Point Fortin Civic.

This meant he was unable to serve the Army-Coast Guard combination as coach of its Digicel T&T Pro League football team as coach or in any official position. Only if Russell—the most successful coach of the Defence Force football set-up in recent years–was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer would he had been able to serve the Defence Force and its top-flight football team for three more years—something Russell has been very optimistic about over the past year.

In his absence, close friend, 36-year-old Lance Corporal Marvin Gordon, served as  coach and while another former player, Anton Joseph, was his assistant. Russell’s successes as coach of Defence Force’s top-flight team included winning two (Digicel) Pro League championships (2010-2011 & 2012-2013), the First Citizens Cup (2009) and the Digicel Pro Bowl (2012) during his spell, which began in 2009.

Central FC on the other hand, began the season under former T&T coach Zoran Vranes and retained the First Citizens Cup, after Fenwick departed for greener pastures in the Belgium Third tier with CS Vise, where local players Willis Plaza, Rundell Winchester, Elton John and Kevon Villaroel subsequently followed.

But a few months into their first season in the Belgium third division, everything went sour for the Trinidadian players and Fenwick as the reality of the cashed-strapped Vise kicked in.

However, with the club sitting nicely at the top of the Pro League table and two trophies already won, Vranes was surprisingly replaced by the returning Fenwick, and elevated to the position of Technical Director,  a post which was held by Central director of women’s and youth football, George Romano, who suffered a stroke.

The move to bring back Fenwick worked wonders as he went onto add the Akeem Adams and Kevon Carter trophies for winning the remaining two rounds in the league, the Pro League title and the Digicel Pro Bowl before capturing a first ever CFU Club Championship title. However, at the end of last season, Fenwick along with a number of players saw their contracts with the club expired while there were also issues over bonus payments for tournaments won.

In the end, Central FC and Fenwick, a former successful coach at Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh as well, parted ways, after which the club’s search for a successor led to Russell, who will have former national midfielder Dale Saunders as his assistant.

Team

Squad: Jan-Michael Williams, Akel Clarke, Jamal Jack, Keion Goodridge, Akeem Benjamin, Kaydion Gabriel, Elton John, Elijah Manners, Jason Marcano, Willis Plaza, Kevon Villaroel, Sean De Silva, Ataulla Guerra, Marcelle Franocois, Triq Nichols, Marvin Oliver, Andre Ettienne, Kerry Baptiste, Marcus Joseph.



Marcus Joseph and Andre Ettienne is not in the squad to face LA Galaxy. And Oliver has VISA problems.

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Goalkeeper Williams wants best for Central FC, Trinidad and Tobago
« Reply #914 on: August 06, 2015, 05:21:34 PM »
Goalkeeper Williams wants best for Central FC, Trinidad and Tobago
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For Trinidad & Tobago goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams, the sting of being eliminated from the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup via penalties was more painful than the hamstring strain that kept him out of the Soca Warriors’ last two games in the competition, including that setback to Panama in the quarterfinals.

“The penalty kick loss against Panama still haunts me,” Williams told CONCACAF.com. “It was extremely painful. We really wanted to get into the semifinals.”

Reaching the Gold Cup semifinals for only the second time was Trinidad’s objective. Along the way, there was a thrilling 4-4 draw against Mexico that gave it the Group B title, but Williams still called the Gold Cup “almost a success” for the Caribbean runner-up.

“We had a decent enough tournament playing in a group with Guatemala and Mexico, but we have to push ourselves as a team to be better,” he commented. “Our intention is to be No. 1 or No. 2 in CONCACAF. That’s our goal as a team and a country. It may seem impossible or implausible at the moment, but if you look at our performance, especially against Mexico, we can match any team in CONCACAF.”

Williams suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain late in the first half of a 2-0 win over Cuba in Trinidad’s second group-stage match. Marvin Phillip replaced him for the remainder of the tournament.

Since then, the 30-year-old veteran has been feverishly working to get back on the field in time for Central FC’s inaugural Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League showdown with the LA Galaxy on Thursday.

Originally, Williams was told he’d be off the field for three weeks, but that timetable would take him right up to that match. As a result, he’s taken matters into his own hands.

“I haven’t gotten the clearance from the doctor to start training yet, but saying that I have started because I’m a bit stubborn sometimes,” Williams noted. “I think I’m doing OK. I’m hoping to be alright for the game.”

It will be another chance for Williams individually, and Trinidad collectively, to show its soccer growth.

“For me personally, I always want to play the highest level of competition there is,” finished Williams, who helped lead Central to the 2015 Caribbean Club Championship title. “I’m playing domestically in Trinidad, so my goal as a player is to always push myself to play the highest level of competition. To qualify for the Champions League is massive.”
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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #915 on: August 07, 2015, 12:48:34 AM »
Hard luck dey FS. The best thing I could say is that the yutes on your team should now realize that there are different levels of pro football. And they have to work hard to reach the level of the LA team. Good luck on the rest of the tournament.

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« Reply #916 on: August 21, 2015, 09:38:42 AM »
Just wanted to post a link to some nice photos of the Central F.C. Community Youth Football Camp.

Good to see the players interacting with the youngsters.


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Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
« Reply #917 on: August 26, 2015, 01:28:46 PM »
Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
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Sport Minister Brent Sancho could feasibly find himself reported to the Integrity Commission after leaked documentation showed that CONCACAF money due to the Pro League club was diverted into the minister’s personal bank account.

Then Central FC operations manager Kevin Harrison admitted that he directed CONCACAF to wire US$40,000 (TT$253,000) to a United States-based bank account owned by Sancho. Harrison, who is British, also serves as advisor to the Sport Minister and is paid by the Trinidad and Tobago Government.

The CONCACAF payment was supposed to help the “Couva Sharks” with expenses for their trip to Los Angeles where they faced MLS team, LA Galaxy, in the Champions League.

Sancho was appointed as Sport Minister on 2 February 2015 and has repeatedly insisted that he is not involved in Central business due to the obvious conflict of interest.

The Sport Minister declined comment on the payment to his account. However, Harrison tried to clear it up.

Why was CONCACAF directed to send money to Sancho in July, five months after his appointment as Sport Minister?

Harrison suggested that the CONCACAF paperwork happened while Sancho was still Central CEO.

“The only reason I think CONCACAF would have even a record of Brent Sancho,” Harrison told Wired868, “is because we had to apply (for the CONCACAF Champions League) early.”

Wired868 can confirm that Central had not even qualified for the Champions League when Sancho was appointed Sport Minister.

Central only booked its spot in the Champions League on 22 May 2015 after a penalty shoot out win over Haitian club, Don Bosco. And CONCACAF asked qualified teams to send bank details on 28 May 2015.

Why did Harrison not forward the club’s bank details rather than Sancho’s?

“Central didn’t have a US bank account at the time,” said Harrison. “When we filled out all the application forms, the only US account we had access to was Brent’s own. So we put that down for ease of use.”

There is no stipulation that the club needed a US bank account.

More relevantly, Harrison did not explain why Central did not simply open a US account, since CONCACAF gave the Sharks between May 28 and June 12, roughly two weeks, to provide the necessary bank details.

Interestingly, Sancho did not immediately forward the US$40,000 to Central when he received it. Instead, as the Sharks prepared to face Galaxy, other club officials received word that they were due money for their trip to the United States.

Harrison admitted that there was a time lag before Sancho relayed the money to the relevant club officials. In the interim, Central struggled to get visas and tickets in time and the players travelled to Los Angeles in three batches.

They were subsequently thrashed 5-1 by Galaxy.

“We got an enquiry from Central FC (who asked) did you receive money,” said Harrison, “and lo and behold the money was there (in Sancho’s account). I personally got the cheque from Sancho and gave it to someone at the club.

“It was for (around) US$39,000 because there were some charges…

“As far as I am aware, Central FC then opened an account afterwards and directed CONCACAF money to be sent there.

“I have not been involved with Central FC since. They keep me out of the loop.”

Central FC, the reigning Pro League and Caribbean club champion team, is owned and largely funded by SIS directors and, contrary to common belief, Sancho is not a part-owner.

The relevant SIS officials are rumoured to be now keen to relinquish their role with Central and sell the club to any interested buyer. However, Wired868 could not confirm this potential change in direction and Harrison said he was unaware of any such moves.

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Re: Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
« Reply #918 on: August 26, 2015, 02:04:12 PM »
Good investigative reporting Lasana. Show no favoritism when it comes to keeping them all honest.
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Re: Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
« Reply #919 on: August 26, 2015, 02:09:47 PM »
I think I've seen this story before.. this reminds me of the opening of Dragnet:

"Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent."

When you have a Minister of Sport that was/is involved in litigation against the organization running one of the two biggest sports in the country, and also runs his own professional team in the said sport, you are asking for trouble.

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Re: Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
« Reply #920 on: August 26, 2015, 02:12:56 PM »
hmmmm.... i would like to hear the explanation for this one...

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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #921 on: August 26, 2015, 03:30:31 PM »
hey FS. why didn't you guys snatch up kerron "ball pest" cummings for the CCL? he would have made a wonderful addition to your squad, and an immanent goal threat.

does he even have a club?
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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #922 on: August 26, 2015, 04:05:08 PM »
hey FS. why didn't you guys snatch up kerron "ball pest" cummings for the CCL? he would have made a wonderful addition to your squad, and an immanent goal threat.

does he even have a club?

He plays with North East Stars.
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Re: Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
« Reply #923 on: August 26, 2015, 04:21:28 PM »
No matter what the explanation is......this doesn't look good.

However....this could all well be above board and nothing technically wrong was done.  The scenario COULD HAVE played out like this.....

Central get US$ from CONCACAF

They playing a tournament in the US which means they have US expenses

If they cash the US$ cheque in T&T, they would have to convert that $ at the buy rate which is lower than the sell rate


THIS IS SCOTIABANK US$ FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATE

So Central go to Scotia and want to convert their US$40K cheque at the buy rate and get TT$247,508

Now they have to turn around and convert that TT$247508 into US$ at 6.3733 which is US$38,235.21

So they lose a cool US$1800 just in conversion.  This doesn't take into account the transaction fees banks charge (remember...banks are among de biggest teef it have).  So Central could lose US$2K just in bank and foreign exchange charges.

Their expenses are in US$

So it make sense to deposit the US$ cheque in a US$ account.  And maybe they weren't able to open a US$ account  in a timely manner.  So they use the US$ account of someone close to the club.

This is all understandable.


EXCEPT


The "someone" is the Minister of Sport.  It doh look good to have the $$ deposited into his PERSONAL account even if the intention is honorable.

This is the "Optics" of the thing.  And what happens to the interest that accrues as a result of the deposit?  It might be very small.....but again it could raise questions.

When one hold these kinds of positions, there are many benefits AND pitfalls that come along with it.  Even if it's for trying to do "the right thing"

Yuh need to be more aware.

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Re: Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
« Reply #924 on: August 26, 2015, 05:07:15 PM »
No matter what the explanation is......this doesn't look good.

This could all well be above board and nothing technically wrong was done

Central get US$ from CONCACAF

They playing a tournament in the US which means they have US expenses

If they cash the US$ cheque in T&T, they would have to convert that $ at the buy rate which is lower than the sell rate


THIS IS SCOTIABANK US$ FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATE

So Central go to Scotia and want to convert their US$40K cheque at the buy rate and get TT$247,508

Now they have to turn around and convert that TT$247508 into US$ at 6.3733 which is US$38,235.21

So they lose a cool US$1800 just in conversion.  This doesn't take into account the transaction fees banks charge (remember...banks are among de biggest teef it have).  So Central could lose US$2K just in bank and foreign exchange charges.

Their expenses are in US$

So it make sense to deposit the US$ cheque in a US$ account.  And maybe they weren't able to open a US$ account  in a timely manner.  So they use the US$ account of someone close to the club.

This is all understandable.


EXCEPT


The "someone" is the Minister of Sport.  It doh look good to have the $$ deposited into his PERSONAL account even if the intention is honorable.

This is the "Optics" of the thing.  And what happens to the interest that accrues as a result of the deposit?  It might be very small.....but again it could raise questions.

When one hold these kinds of positions, there are many benefits AND pitfalls that come along with it.  Even if it's for trying to do "the right thing"

Yuh need to be more aware.



correct is right!

dumb move if this is what actually played out.

time to rumpelstiltskin this.. is election time!

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Re: Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
« Reply #925 on: August 26, 2015, 05:49:23 PM »
I honestly don't think there is any fraud. Central is new to this and there is a learning curve that they are not familiar with. I think it is negligence on the Central part. But  seeing  that Brent has been peppering RTK/TTFA over the past couple months for financial ineptitude, he needed to "teach" them how things are done in the proper manner. but in an election season, any little slip on his part will bring an avalanche of criticism. But say what. He will get away with it. He is the MoS.

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Re: Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
« Reply #926 on: August 26, 2015, 05:57:56 PM »
No matter what the explanation is......this doesn't look good.

This could all well be above board and nothing technically wrong was done

Central get US$ from CONCACAF

They playing a tournament in the US which means they have US expenses

If they cash the US$ cheque in T&T, they would have to convert that $ at the buy rate which is lower than the sell rate


THIS IS SCOTIABANK US$ FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATE

So Central go to Scotia and want to convert their US$40K cheque at the buy rate and get TT$247,508

Now they have to turn around and convert that TT$247508 into US$ at 6.3733 which is US$38,235.21

So they lose a cool US$1800 just in conversion.  This doesn't take into account the transaction fees banks charge (remember...banks are among de biggest teef it have).  So Central could lose US$2K just in bank and foreign exchange charges.

Their expenses are in US$

So it make sense to deposit the US$ cheque in a US$ account.  And maybe they weren't able to open a US$ account  in a timely manner.  So they use the US$ account of someone close to the club.

This is all understandable.


EXCEPT


The "someone" is the Minister of Sport.  It doh look good to have the $$ deposited into his PERSONAL account even if the intention is honorable.

This is the "Optics" of the thing.  And what happens to the interest that accrues as a result of the deposit?  It might be very small.....but again it could raise questions.

When one hold these kinds of positions, there are many benefits AND pitfalls that come along with it.  Even if it's for trying to do "the right thing"

Yuh need to be more aware.



Actually, you are very astute. Sadly, this is my error. It really is a non story. CONCACAF clamoring for forms to be completed by certain deadlines. The account details were sent quite a while before any payment was received, by which time I had hoped that Central would have opened their own US$ account.

First thing Sancho knew was that Central told him the funds were in his account, despite Central having sent their correct details on 28th July.

 On 6th August, Central realised that the funds were sent in error by CONCACAF and resent bank details to CONCACAF.

That's it. A simple error by CONCACAF sending funds to the first account details they received instead of the new account. Also, this delay in receiving funds did not interfere in any way with Central F.C.'s preparation.

I'm certainly shocked by the errors in the story. The US$ account referred to is a Scotiabank Trinidad account!

Also, I stated that we had to apply early for CFU, in December actually, when Sancho was still at Central, and those bank details were sent along with various application and registration forms and that could be why they made the error.

I also note that there were no comments from Central F.C. or CONCACAF.

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Re: The Sharks: Central FC Thread
« Reply #927 on: August 26, 2015, 07:36:24 PM »
hey FS. why didn't you guys snatch up kerron "ball pest" cummings for the CCL? he would have made a wonderful addition to your squad, and an immanent goal threat.

does he even have a club?

He played with Central in their first season. He was one of the players who Graham Rix got so frustrated with. Ricco couldn't understand why Ballpest continued to play minor league football, which he was eventually fired for. He did let it be known that he wanted to return to Central this season, but they didn't move quick enough.

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Re: Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
« Reply #928 on: August 26, 2015, 07:44:59 PM »
It really is a non story. CONCACAF clamoring for forms to be completed by certain deadlines. The account details were sent quite a while before any payment was received, by which time I had hoped that Central would have opened their own US$ account.

First thing Sancho knew was that Central told him the funds were in his account, despite Central having sent their correct details on 28th July.

 On 6th August, Central realised that the funds were sent in error by CONCACAF and resent bank details to CONCACAF.

That's it. A simple error by CONCACAF sending funds to the first account details they received instead of the new account. Also, this delay in receiving funds did not interfere in any way with Central F.C.'s preparation.

I'm certainly shocked by the errors in the story. The US$ account referred to is a Scotiabank Trinidad account!

Also, I stated that we had to apply early for CFU, in December actually, when Sancho was still at Central, and those bank details were sent along with various application and registration forms and that could be why they made the error.

I also note that there were no comments from Central F.C. or CONCACAF.

Plausible.   As ah say....de Optics is wha doh look good.
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Re: Sancho collected Central FC qualifying money while Sport Minister
« Reply #929 on: August 26, 2015, 08:35:35 PM »
The optics certainly don't look good. Especially with a local scotiabank being used... Then it should have been all the more easier to open one on central's behalf.

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