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Should coach Hart quit T&T?

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #750 on: June 30, 2018, 10:29:31 PM »
One man's trash is another man's treasure...................

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #751 on: July 02, 2018, 12:23:30 AM »
One man's trash is another man's treasure...................


D man was never trash...

You cant question class.

U hit the nail on d head.

Judging on how D hex went, we would have reached the WorldCup.

Unfortunately for us, there are  people who dont like progress....
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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #752 on: July 02, 2018, 09:47:34 AM »
Congrats to SH. May yuh meet W Connection in a CONCACAF Champions League group and run riot.  ;D

(By the way, how will that work regarding the CCL and CPL teams?)

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #753 on: July 02, 2018, 09:49:25 AM »
Baba,Brow, Derek King and dem must be happy with this news ;D

All the best Harty. HFX Wanderers very lucky to have you

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #754 on: July 02, 2018, 03:26:08 PM »
before it get lost. Thanks Stephen Hart. Even in the game where we get drubbed 4-0 by the US, the first 10-15 mins of that game I see Trinbago knock ball so beautifully and with so much confidence. I can't remember the last time. Maybe was the liquor in my system but I was so sure we would make waves in the WC with a brand that was ours - players really allowed the freedom to express themselves.
Good luck in your next step. I hope you make yourself even better (keep coaching at a higher level) for when we shake off this jumbie administration and hopefully shake of the jumbies in the next administration so we could bring you back again and hopefully you give us a chance again. To make T&T take three steps forward after two steps back. Thanks for all the work you put in for us fans, you brought pride back to us. We wish Dennis well too as a son of the soil, but all true fans will yearn for your return.

Actually it was the first 32 minutes and I was in awe, I thought I was watching some version of Holland.
Had never seen TT play a top team and look so refined - away from home to boot.

According to Levi Garcia they got tired in the second half...steuups.

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #755 on: September 07, 2018, 10:12:08 AM »
‘Players can come from anywhere’: HFX Wanderers coach Stephen Hart preparing for CPL’s open trials
By CANPL.CA STAFF


Few people have been around more Canadian footballers than Stephen Hart.

The HFX Wanderers inaugural head coach has analyzed and advised men and women at every level of the Canadian soccer pyramid since the 1990s.

As the Canadian Premier League’s #GotGame Open Trials kick-off in Halifax later this month, Hart described the traits he and fellow CPL coaches will be looking for in prospective CPL players.

“You look for different qualities in players to potentially play in different positions,” Hart told CanPL.ca, adding he’s “always looking for that special player who brings something a little different.

“You try to figure out the attitude of the player and how they’re approaching the trial: Do they do the simple things effectively? Do they impact the game in the way they play?

“The (players) aren’t going to be prepared collectively so you’re looking for individual qualities they can bring to a team.

While Hart and his colleagues from York 9 FC, Forge FC, Valour FC, FC Edmonton, Cavalry FC and Pacific FC will be looking to unearth players on the cusp of breaking into a professional environment, Hart reiterated CPL triallists should enter this process with the proper disposition.

“You should be relaxed and you should try to bring your qualities, what you’re good at, into the game,” Hart added. “But a lot of times coaches are just looking to see if you can do the simple things effectively and make good decisions.”

“I think players can come from anywhere,” Hart added. “That’s one of the beauties of our sport.”

The long-time bench boss is hoping HFX Wanderers inaugural squad will have a healthy mix of players from within the region.

“I’ve been beating the bush and trying to find local talent,” Hart finished. “I would like to have as close to half the squad (be local) as possible … but that remains to be seen.”

The CPL’s #GotGame Open Trials are coming to a city near you.

Think you’ve #GotGame? Register at CanPL.ca/GotGame.
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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #756 on: September 07, 2018, 10:30:22 AM »
before it get lost. Thanks Stephen Hart. Even in the game where we get drubbed 4-0 by the US, the first 10-15 mins of that game I see Trinbago knock ball so beautifully and with so much confidence. I can't remember the last time. Maybe was the liquor in my system but I was so sure we would make waves in the WC with a brand that was ours - players really allowed the freedom to express themselves.
Good luck in your next step. I hope you make yourself even better (keep coaching at a higher level) for when we shake off this jumbie administration and hopefully shake of the jumbies in the next administration so we could bring you back again and hopefully you give us a chance again. To make T&T take three steps forward after two steps back. Thanks for all the work you put in for us fans, you brought pride back to us. We wish Dennis well too as a son of the soil, but all true fans will yearn for your return.

Actually it was the first 32 minutes and I was in awe, I thought I was watching some version of Holland.
Had never seen TT play a top team and look so refined - away from home to boot.

According to Levi Garcia they got tired in the second half...steuups.

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #757 on: September 07, 2018, 11:16:01 AM »
That Canadian league could be an opportunity for some our local players that want to play abroad. Hart having open tryouts.

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #758 on: October 19, 2018, 12:47:10 AM »
Coach Hart: Canadian league ideal for T&T players.
By Yohance Simonette (Newsday).


FORMER T&T and current Halifax (HFX) Wanderers Football club coach Stephen Hart, has suggested the upcoming Canadian Premier League (CPL), scheduled to kick off in April 2019, is an ideal new professional league for Caribbean players, who have found it difficult to get into Europe’s various leagues.

Hart, who coached the Soca Warriors from 2013-2016, was announced in June as coach of HFX Wanderers, which is one of the seven CPL franchise teams including : York9 FC (York, Ontario), Forge FC (Hamilton, Ontario), FC Edmonton (Edmonton, Alberta), Calvary FC (Calgary, Alberta), Valour FC (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Pacific FC (Langford, British Colombia).

Before Hart’s coaching tenure with his native T&T, when the Soca Warriors qualified for the 2006 World Cup, under Dutchman Leo Beenhakker, this great achievement was strongly built on a generation of players, who played professionally in Europe, led by famous names such as Dwight Yorke and Shaka Hislop namely.

Similar too can be said of Caribbean rivals the Jamaica Reggae Boyz when they played in the 1998 World Cup. Both teams inability to qualify for the flagship FIFA tournament since has a strong direct correlation to few players playing in the elite European Leagues and of late not so much in Major League Soccer (MLS).

“I think it’s important for everyone to understand that CPL is a brand new league and just judging from the try-outs (CPL got game trails) that we have been having, they are many players from the Caribbean and Latin America that have been trying out”, said Hart.

“It’s one of those situations where opportunity does exist. For the players from Trinidad & Tobago when you understand how difficult it has been to get into Europe camped to the past due to work permit that are necessary it is an avenue to get into the USA market and been seen more easier and regularly without a doubt.”

Due to the players’ inability to get into Europe, during Hart’s time coaching the Soca Warriors, many players were forced to go into the Middle East and Asian leagues to play professionally.

Some T&T players who have played in Canada in recent times include, defenders Carlyle Mitchell (Vancouver White and FC Edmonton), Jelani Peters, Tristan Hodge, Ricardo John and Aikim Andrews (all Toronto FC 2).

Hart acknowledge while the CPL could offer in some cases easier travel home and easy cultural assimilation due to Caribbean heritage population in Canada, he noted some unique Canadian conditions will provide their own challenges. “Another thing players will have to be cognizant of is the travel in Canada considering it’s a massive continent”, said Hart.

“Then of course pre-season in the winter will be different, playing indoors and with the league being east to west in, despite sounding exciting, it does put wear and tear on the body for players, who are potentially lucky enough to be chosen, but these are things one has to adapt to if they want to be professional in the CPL.”

Finally, from a personal career standpoint, Hart noted he was happy to be back coaching and is excited by what the new career challenge will bring to him.

“I’ve always been happiest on the football field coaching, working with players, this is a completely new situation for me because I’m also the general manager (HFX Wanderers) and learning all the dynamics of building a club, stadium operation and everything that goes with that.

“I’m finding it very interesting so far and enjoying it very much.”

“Now I’m in a position where I can put a team together with my own ideas. But I’m under no illusions, I’ve told club owners I’d like to build something overtime if I am given the time, because it is very difficult to put a brand new team together and get it correct right off the bat.

“A lot of MLS clubs, for example, it took them quite a while to find their feet and to get things perfectly how they wanted to be successful on the field. So with a completely brand new league and team you just have to be patient and take it one step at a time.”

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The Hart of the Wanderers: First Edition
« Reply #759 on: November 06, 2018, 10:51:47 AM »
The Hart of the Wanderers: First Edition
By Gareth Hampshire (hfxwanderersfc.canpl.ca)


In our new column, HFX Wanderers FC Head Coach Stephen Hart takes us behind the scenes at the club as he begins to build a team for the Canadian Premier League.

You are building a team from scratch which means trying to sign a squad of 23 players. Where do you start with a task like that?
There are certain fundamentals to building a team. Obviously the spine of the team is a big focus for me. The goalkeeping position is very important. The centre back position is where you need someone with organizational experience because so much of defending is about communication. A strong central midfielder is a key part of any team and a striker who can score goals to finish off everything that you do. That’s how you layout your shopping list.

How challenging is it trying to find the pieces to this shopping list?
It’s challenging but exciting at the same time. How many people get an opportunity to build team from scratch? Sometimes you come into a team and the team has its own identity but here we’re creating a team and a club that we want to be identified with playing in a certain manner. So here we’re setting the trend for that. We’re establishing our team and will be indoctrinating the players into the expectations of the club and the way they approach the game.

What kind of team identity are you trying to create for the Wanderers?
I am trying to go after players that play in a certain manner and have a certain mentality. Their attitude to training is critical. For me, everything revolves around training because if you get it wrong in training you won’t get it right on game day, I don’t care who you are. I’m speaking to a lot of players’ agents. I’ve had about four or five on the phone today and it’s not even noon yet. But you don’t know the attitude of the players from those conversations, so I like to look at performances in games. I’ve been looking at a lot of game footage on video. I want characters who will represent the club well on and off the pitch.

It sounds like you are already trying to sign players! Are you?
I have had lots of discussions with players and we have made some verbal agreements. Some of those agreements are for players we would like to sign to contracts and others are for players we want to bring into a trial process. I think the fans could be excited by some of these players. But it’s still very early and those verbal agreements could mean very little as those players are still being shopped around and could end up elsewhere. We won’t be able to actually sign players until January and I want to have at least half the squad signed by the middle of February.

What are the other big priorities for you in building this first Wanderers team?
Making sure I have staff alongside me. You need an assistant. You want someone who does not always agree with everything you do. Someone who has a different opinion and approach. I don’t want someone just to say yes. You also need someone who works with the goalkeepers because they’re a big part of the team but require specialist training. The equipment manager is extremely important for any club and I will also need someone who can handle the logistics of the team doing things like booking flights, hotels and making sure things happen smoothly off the pitch. Finding the right people for these positions at the club is going to be as important as finding the right players for the Wanderers. 

Stephen Hart is the Head Coach and General Manager of HFX Wanderers FC

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #760 on: November 23, 2018, 01:53:50 PM »
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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #761 on: November 23, 2018, 02:57:47 PM »
Wanderers head coach Stephen Hart praised by CPL rivals

This is when some Trinis will "Believe that Hart is as special a coach as he is" because massa give his blessings on him. . .
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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #762 on: November 23, 2018, 03:15:41 PM »
Wanderers head coach Stephen Hart praised by CPL rivals

This is when some Trinis will "Believe that Hart is as special a coach as he is" because massa give his blessings on him. . .

How we go live without Massa? Below Massa is a set of professional bullies and bouncers.

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« Reply #763 on: November 23, 2018, 10:18:56 PM »
Wanderers head coach Stephen Hart praised by CPL rivals

This is when some Trinis will "Believe that Hart is as special a coach as he is" because massa give his blessings on him. . .

How we go live without Massa? Below Massa is a set of professional bullies and bouncers.
And Massa keep setting the thing up so he go win...maybe we should stop playing   :D ;D :rotfl:

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Re: Stephen Hart Thread
« Reply #764 on: November 28, 2018, 02:09:46 PM »
Thanks to Stephen Hart we qualify for a next Gold Cup.

2019

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