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SWO celebrates the New Year with Sheldon Phillips.
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:09:47 PM »
Sheldon Phillips a breath of fresh air.
By Inshan Mohammed.


Sheldon Phillips began his tenure as Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) General Secretary in May 2013, and in a brief period of time he has already made a positive impact on T&T football.

Though he admits there are still many things that need to be ironed out and fixed, he vows to address those issues one problem at a time. Sheldon is determined and driven, as he along with TTFA president Raymond Tim Kee seek to take T&T football to a higher level of prominence in the region, and ultimately the world.
 
And while many believes that because of his strong American accent Sheldon was born in the U.S., the fact of the matter is that he was actually born in Trinidad at Parks nursing home.

His dad Lincoln Phillips told SWO that: "Flex, I joined the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment (TTR) in 1963 and Sheldon was born in 1966 while I was still a soldier. I left the TTR in 1968 to play for the Baltimore Bays (when Sheldon was 2 years old). My second son Sean was also born in in Trinidad while I was in the TTR in 1966."

"Sheldon and Sean were sent back to Trinidad to be cared for by their grand parents (1969-1971) because I was pursuing a college education as well as playing Pro Soccer. In 1971 Sheldon/Sean came back to the US permanently."

"While in the U.S. I had two other kids Gregory and Derek. My wife made it a point to go back to Trinidad to give birth to her two last kids.....All of my kids are Trinis to D bone," ended Lincoln."

Sheldon meantime, is also no stranger to T&T football and has been an avid supporter of our national football program for over two decades. As such it is no surprise that he was all too willing to do a question and answer session with Soca Warriors Online (SWO).

For those who aren’t familiar with him, Sheldon is the son of legendary former T&T goalkeeper Lincoln Phillips and brother of former T&T left-back Derek Phillips.  With over 25 years in the sports and event management industry, Sheldon brings a depth of knowledge, experience, and relationships through his work with FIFA, CONCACAF, and U.S. Soccer among others.

Some of Phillips achievements since his appointment as General Secretary include helping the TTFA acquire a new Joma kit deal for all national football teams, setting up of international matches in 2013 against Peru, Belize, Jamaica, Romania, Estonia and the OSN Cup matches. He was also instrumental in settling the case with the 2006 World Cup Soca Warriors players and the TTFF (now TTFA).

The former Stamford University graduate has been working non-stop and around the clock behind the scenes for the TTFA; even throughout the Christmas season and plans on continuing his handwork through the upcoming Carnival season as well.

The 47 year old, is determined, committed and brings fresh ideas to his new job and, to top that off he loves what he does. These are all great ingredients for success and there is no doubt T&T football will benefit from his handwork and experience.

Phillips meanwhile, has been a huge supporter of the SWO for many years and visits the website quite frequently. Today Phillips took some time to touch base with us and give us some insight into the Association’s plans for the New Year and what one can look forward to in the near future of T&T football.

Questions with Sheldon

1. Can you highlight some of the things the TTFA is planning for the New Year?

SP: Through President Tim Kee’s vision, we plan on continuing the positive trends that began this year. Certainly, we seek to continue keeping the senior men’s team active as we believe that team is the flagship of the TTFA national program and as the fortunes of the senior men’s team goes so goes the fortunes of T&T Football. So, fans can look forward to efforts from the TTFA to have the team play in all available FIFA windows and with the cooperation of the domestic clubs; schedule matches and camps outside FIFA windows as well.

However, the beginning of the 2014 will see a focus on our youth and women’s programs, notably the U-20 team as they prepare to compete in the CONCACAF U20 Women’s Tournament in January.  Both the U-20 and senior women’s teams will have a camp from December 14-21 and January 2-6. We’re currently awaiting confirmation for friendly matches. Also, we are looking at reversing the past trend of disbanding teams after competitions and in the case of the U-17 women’s team, we expect that program to continue. A U-13/15 team will also be assembled in 2014. We also have to double down our efforts to expand the participation of girls in our primary school program. A girls football festival will be offered in January and we’ve applied for FIFA coaching course aimed specifically at developing female coaches. Finally, we’ve also applied for the FIFA Live Your Goals grassroots program.

We have to get more girls ages 6-8 to fall in love with the sport.  If we are to cultivate future national footballers, the pool can’t begin to play the game in earnest at ages 11 or 12. The efforts of our Technical Director, his staff, and the Women’s Development as well as Technical Committees will be key in the ensuring the TTFA has significant input in how women’s game progresses. 

On the resources end, we have to generate more corporate support specifically for women’s and youth programs; so we are seeking companies to focus efforts on particular programs rather than always look to have their resources to all TTFA programs. This tailored approach will better address the needs of the teams and help create a deeper sense of relevance for the participating corporate partner. Ideally, we would like to attract one or two corporate partners who will champion women’s and youth national football. We are also very excited about the amount of community fields that are coming on line and ready for use from SPORTT.

In all there are 43 new community fields the TTFA will utilize for the purpose of conducting youth clinics, league matches and tournaments, and other football programs. Having access to such an array of facilities presents increased possibilities for the TTFA to team up with regional associations to ensure not only the grassroots programs are well supported but also the community football competitions are encouraged to flourish.

2. In 2014 will we see an official calendar of games and the possible introduction of season tickets for national team games? Will the TTFA also, award national football veterans free passes to games?

SP: Yes, as our stock has risen, the men’s team is better positioned to plan matches farther ahead than in the past. The March window matches are currently being discussed and we are fielding inquiries for May matches as well from teams preparing for the World Cup after we sent out word to participating teams of our interest to play and host matches in May.

We are also creating an affinity program, which is essentially a membership card that fans can use in a number of different ways including ordering and purchasing tickets as well as supporting our commercial supporters so we may cultivate a spirit of brand loyalty for national football corporate supporters.

In regard to providing tickets to national football veterans, this is an initiative President Tim Kee was very keen on seeing through and we engaged the Veterans Committee headed by Gwenwyn Cust to select 50 veterans to receive complimentary tickets for each of our home matches. Also, complimentary tickets were distributed to Strike Squad players and staff as well as local Soca Warrior players for the Jamaica match and we foresee a continuation of this policy.

I also would support providing access to people associated with Socawarriors.net like Touches who provide match reports that are both insightful and entertaining. 

3. Can we expect to see a player combine where national coaches will have a chance to look at prospective players? A camp in the US might be worthwhile.

SP: Certainly. With appropriate planning and funding, showcase events in North America and UK can not only help uncover some hidden gems on the field, but also further strengthen the link with diaspora communities throughout the North America and the UK.

4. We have so many players based in North America and a few spread throughout Europe that are eligible for T&T selection. Does the TTFA have an official scouting program?

SP: Our coaches have informal networks throughout the world but a working scouting department that will track players through eyewitness accounts and analytics is a must for the future.

5. Can you outline some of your accomplishments since taking up the job as General Secretary of the TTFA?

SP: Well, it’s tough to label what we were able to achieve in 2013 as “my” accomplishments. Mr. Tim Kee is a central figure in the new direction and accomplishments of the organization and the administrative and technical staff have all played significant roles in the accomplishments we earned in 2013. Stephen Hart and his staff also played a tremendous role in raising the bar and getting fans and others around the world to once again take note of T&T football. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, we can honestly say the positive trends the TTFA exhibited would not have been possible without the support of Minister Roberts and SPORTT.

Both Mr. Tim Kee and the Minister recognized national service was at stake and were able to forge an excellent relationship that facilitated the senior men’s national team to get back on track and our other programs functioning beyond what was expected at the beginning of 2013. Hopefully, I’ll  just played my part and will continue to be provided an opportunity to contribute in what is shaping up to be the beginning of an exciting period for T&T football. 

6. In my opinion, I believe the TTFA should get involved in local football (including the SSFL) and try to make all leagues in T&T work under one umbrella governed by the TTFA through FIFA’s approval. Everyone will need to meet a certain criteria and would be obligated to work together to ensure T&T football’s success. Can this be achieved?

SP: All the major stakeholders are involved in that very discussion. The current model is not sustainable and I think the public would support such an adjustment. However, we have to be careful and respect the regions and local communities and not get too centralized in our approach. What the central office can begin to do is develop and distribute resources based upon guidelines reached by consensus. The national governing body can be a tremendous asset and once the President and Executive Committee provide the road map, it will be up to my office to implement.

7. I believe football should be taken back to its communities and 3 major leagues can be formed in T&T with a promotion and relegation system. 

SP: I wholeheartedly agree. Clubs like PFCC, Club Sando and Guaya United are models for where our local football can go in terms of club support in the communities. It would be exciting to replicate such followings throughout the country. There are a number of community fields the government has constructed so we are not wanting when it comes to facilities. Like everything else, stakeholders have to come together to help determine the best course of action.

A promotion/relegation system is a must-have feature in our competitive landscape. Coupled with a proper broadcast package, a promotion/relegation system provides a sense of relevance and drama to the competition on a weekly basis.

8. Leo Beenhakker was hired as Director of Football, what’s the current status of his appointment?

SP: Leo is set to return in January. His task will be to head our national team programs as the Director of Football. In this stead, he will be the mentor of our national team coaches and work with our Technical Director, Anton Corneal, on establishing a player development program for what will eventually be a national academy. The delay in his start was borne from the arrears owed to coaches and his view was that it wouldn’t be feasible for him to begin his task until the coaches are paid for their work. President Tim Kee and I wholeheartedly support his stance and continue to work on this issue, which we hope to resolve before Christmas. 

9. Finally, SWO is viewed by many as the online hub of all things related to T&T football. What role do you see SWO playing in getting our football program off and running again?

Flex, Soca Warriors Online (SWO) has the capability to generate excitement and interest among the diaspora. The site serves an important role in providing information and an outlet for fans to express their views on a number of different areas associated with our football.

I think in the case of properties such as the FA Cup and various youth football initiatives, the site can help spread the buzz we seek to create around events. Also, there are some SWO posters who provide some astute observations and solutions-based contributions to discussions.

Lastly, I am in the process of arranging a central database of coaches, players, referees, and other stakeholders in the football family. For some reason, such a clearinghouse was either never organized by the previous administration or the information has been lost. I should be able to locate all coaches who, let's say, has a B license or find out which players in a particular age group have birthdays after October. SWO can certainly assist in providing preliminary information that will enable the FA to develop a robust database so we can better serve football.


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« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 07:19:12 AM by Flex »
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Re: SWO celebrates the New Year with Sheldon Phillips.
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 06:43:24 PM »
It still have some foul air in the place. 2006 players have yet to get all the money they were promised.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 06:46:33 PM »
Excellent interview Flex and Sheldon was good too.

I find everyone want to blame Sheldon for everything, the man on the job only months now and have accomplish a decent amount, more than many in the past, as Flex highlighted.

I see Touches got a bling.

And I like the way he acknowledged SWO.

Keep up the good work Mr Sheldon.


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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 06:38:34 AM »
I did not know Sheldon was born in Trinidad !!

Nice interview.

Touches !!!

Sheldon made a significant impact since his appointment and a positive one, I hope he continues to grow and do better.


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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 10:33:35 AM »
An extraordinary gentleman.

Great work Flex to highlight Sheldon accomplishments, we need to give him time and stop being so quick to condemn.

If after a year still hasn't improved then off course we could query.

I believe things has gotten better since his appointment.

One thing though, Sheldon must move himself away from the dead beats or else his rep will get burn to.

He needs to get a good management team onboard to assist him and mean what he says and say what he means.

He cannot do it alone, LP tried and it did not work, this is T&T we are dealing with.

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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 02:09:20 PM »

Lastly, I am in the process of arranging a central database of coaches, players, referees, and other stakeholders in the football family. For some reason, such a clearinghouse was either never organized by the previous administration or the information has been lost. I should be able to locate all coaches who, let's say, has a B license or find out which players in a particular age group have birthdays after October. SWO can certainly assist in providing preliminary information that will enable the FA to develop a robust database so we can better serve football.


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That's great news - I'll be updating the Football Manager Database with as many Trini players I can find information on and that'd be a great two-way thing if he's up for it (when I'm in the country in August).

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 07:37:23 PM »
It still have some foul air in the place. 2006 players have yet to get all the money they were promised.

That strange, so why they make a public release then? They quick on de gun, they should wait for things to seal before opening they mouth then about how they pay them?

Anyhow.

Sheldon, continue the good ob you doing bro. We have 1.5 million people in T&T and 2 million critics.

I want to see a self sufficient federation so we don't have to jock Anil toe-tie every month for money.

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 08:57:25 PM »
That strange, so why they make a public release then? They quick on de gun, they should wait for things to seal before opening they mouth then about how they pay them?

Sam, I'm not sure if you mean the press release back in May or June when a deal was made between TTFA and the 06 warriors? The deal that was agreed was 3 or 4 tranches over 2 or 3 years (sorry I can't recall exact details) The first payment was made immediately. I believe the second payment was due in Sept or Oct and has not yet been paid, as I understand it. That's probably what Weary is referring to. Then I believe there is one payment due next year. Not sure if one is due year after.

As I said, I don't recall exact details.

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 09:07:36 PM »
That strange, so why they make a public release then? They quick on de gun, they should wait for things to seal before opening they mouth then about how they pay them?

Sam, I'm not sure if you mean the press release back in May or June when a deal was made between TTFA and the 06 warriors? The deal that was agreed was 3 or 4 tranches over 2 or 3 years (sorry I can't recall exact details) The first payment was made immediately. I believe the second payment was due in Sept or Oct and has not yet been paid, as I understand it. That's probably what Weary is referring to. Then I believe there is one payment due next year. Not sure if one is due year after.

As I said, I don't recall exact details.

U have plenty time they should have said the new TTFA say we getting paid but we eh believe them.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 10:11:12 PM »
Some ah allyuh like allyuh does wake up and only find that people pee in allyuh cornflakes... ah setta negativity all over de place, steups

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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 10:59:54 PM »
Bakes, imagine they blaming/complaining Sheldon for the money Jack stole.

Sheldon, keep up the great job you ate doing, you have my support.

Continue striving in the new year.

Great interview and thanks for acknowledging the SWO.


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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 11:18:21 PM »
Bakes, imagine they blaming/complaining Sheldon for the money Jack stole.

Sheldon, keep up the great job you ate doing, you have my support.

Continue striving in the new year.

Great interview and thanks for acknowledging the SWO.



First when the new regime was announced it was "same ole khaki pants"...

Then it was "they ent pay de local coaches"...

Then "they need to pay de 06 Warriors"

Then "well, they still eh pay dem everything"

Then "well, look at how they use de Akeem situation to profit from selling t-shirts"

Then "well, it wasn't them was de manufacturer... but they shoulda have better oversight"

Then "they abandon Akeem"

Now... "they eh pay de 06 Warriors ALL de money"

... to be continued, I'm sure.

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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 11:22:53 PM »
Bakes, imagine they blaming/complaining Sheldon for the money Jack stole.

Sheldon, keep up the great job you ate doing, you have my support.

Continue striving in the new year.

Great interview and thanks for acknowledging the SWO.



Who blaming him a statement was said that money promised not paid. Did d TTFA make d agreement to settle Jack debt? Y did Tim Key not go after Jack? They inherited a big huge mess but they knew about d mess.
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2014, 05:48:22 AM »
Bakes, imagine they blaming/complaining Sheldon for the money Jack stole.

Sheldon, keep up the great job you ate doing, you have my support.

Continue striving in the new year.

Great interview and thanks for acknowledging the SWO.



First when the new regime was announced it was "same ole khaki pants"...

Then it was "they ent pay de local coaches"...

Then "they need to pay de 06 Warriors"

Then "well, they still eh pay dem everything"

Then "well, look at how they use de Akeem situation to profit from selling t-shirts"

Then "well, it wasn't them was de manufacturer... but they shoulda have better oversight"

Then "they abandon Akeem"

Now... "they eh pay de 06 Warriors ALL de money"

... to be continued, I'm sure.


I like Sheldon Phillips and appreciate the huge task he's undertaken and have no concept of the size of that task behind the scenes. When others have attacked him, if I feel they were wrong, I have said so.
But just because you like someone, you can't change or ignore facts.

I'm sure it took a lot of creativity to find the funds to play the 06 warriors and the local coaches and I'm also sure that they intend to honour outstanding debts. But the fact remains that there was a court order that hasn't been serviced.

As for the T shirts, I can see where errors were made, but I believe those errors were accidental and chalk them up to a learning process.
TTFA have done far more for Akeem than pretty much anyone else. I know, from the dozens of communications between Sheldon and myself, that he has been truly concerned and would have liked to have done more. He even asked me to pass on to Akeems family a message that he could ask his friend - a heart specialist at Johns Hopkins- to offer the Hungarian doctors some help.

Everybody has a right to their opinions, even if they are misguided. But don't confuse blanket ignorance with factual issues.

TTFA made an agreement to pay the 06 warriors and as far as I can tell, that has not happened as agreed. Whatever negotiations have taken place in the meantime, that is a fact, even if it is a fact about someone you like.

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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2014, 09:51:16 AM »
We have to remember guys, the federation is dead broke and is trying to do the best with what they have. They do not have any sponsors or constant bank coming in and only get the exact money to play games, nothing extra, so cut them loose.

Weary, I also understand your point. Maybe Sheldon should get things done FIRST!! complete it and then go public, maybe he was trying to hard to please the 1.5 million critics we have in T&T.

Brick by brick I am sure he will get it done. And as someone mention, he should seek extra help, I am sure their are many out there that will come onboard for a reasonably pay. If he try to do it alone with his father pulling the strings then that it bad, UNITY is powerful.

He have to build his own and not try to finish his father's job, build his own name. I am only ASSUMING here.

At the end of it all, I feel positive about him being here, no way Richard Gorden could have done better.

Btw, according to Sheldon, Leo Beenhakker suppose to be back this month.?

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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2014, 10:25:23 AM »
We have to remember guys, the federation is dead broke and is trying to do the best with that they have. They do not have any sponsors or constant bank coming in and only get the exact money to play games, nothing extra, so cut them loose.

Weary, I also understand your point. Maybe Sheldon should get things done FIRST!! complete it and then go public, maybe he was trying to hard to please the 1.5 million critics we have in T&T.

Brick by brick I am sure he will get it done. And as someone mention, he should seek extra help, I am sure their are many out there that will come onboard for a reasonably pay. If he try to do it alone with his father pulling the strings then that it bad, UNITY is powerful.

He have to build his own and now try to fish his father's job. I am only ASSUMING here.

At the end of it all, I feel positive about him being here, no way Richard Gorden could have done better.

Btw, according to Sheldon, Leo Beenhakker suppose to be back this month.?



Starchild if u remember they indicated is money that was being received from CONCACAF was what was goin 2 b used to pay the players. The question that needs to be asked was d money received? My quirk about waiting was being sarcastic 2 a stupid response. The came to an agreement why would they not say that was arrived at.
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2014, 10:27:18 AM »
We have to remember guys, the federation is dead broke and is trying to do the best with that they have. They do not have any sponsors or constant bank coming in and only get the exact money to play games, nothing extra, so cut them loose.

Weary, I also understand your point. Maybe Sheldon should get things done FIRST!! complete it and then go public, maybe he was trying to hard to please the 1.5 million critics we have in T&T.

Brick by brick I am sure he will get it done. And as someone mention, he should seek extra help, I am sure their are many out there that will come onboard for a reasonably pay. If he try to do it alone with his father pulling the strings then that it bad, UNITY is powerful.

He have to build his own and now try to fish his father's job. I am only ASSUMING here.

At the end of it all, I feel positive about him being here, no way Richard Gorden could have done better.

Btw, according to Sheldon, Leo Beenhakker suppose to be back this month.?



Starchild if u remember they indicated is money that was being received from CONCACAF was what was goin 2 b used to pay the players. The question that needs to be asked was d money received? My quirk about waiting was being sarcastic 2 a stupid response. The came to an agreement why would they not say that was arrived at.

Agreed !! and good point, so the money concacaf gave them for the players that they suddenly found disrepair?

Good call Weary.


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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2014, 11:12:53 AM »
We have to remember guys, the federation is dead broke and is trying to do the best with that they have. They do not have any sponsors or constant bank coming in and only get the exact money to play games, nothing extra, so cut them loose.

Weary, I also understand your point. Maybe Sheldon should get things done FIRST!! complete it and then go public, maybe he was trying to hard to please the 1.5 million critics we have in T&T.

Brick by brick I am sure he will get it done. And as someone mention, he should seek extra help, I am sure their are many out there that will come onboard for a reasonably pay. If he try to do it alone with his father pulling the strings then that it bad, UNITY is powerful.

He have to build his own and now try to fish his father's job. I am only ASSUMING here.

At the end of it all, I feel positive about him being here, no way Richard Gorden could have done better.

Btw, according to Sheldon, Leo Beenhakker suppose to be back this month.?



Starchild if u remember they indicated is money that was being received from CONCACAF was what was goin 2 b used to pay the players. The question that needs to be asked was d money received? My quirk about waiting was being sarcastic 2 a stupid response. The came to an agreement why would they not say that was arrived at.

Agreed !! and good point, so the money concacaf gave them for the players that they suddenly found disrepair?

Good call Weary.



I have no proof that they get d CONCACAF money but if CONCACAF eh give u d money tell d players that. 
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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2014, 11:22:51 AM »
I like Sheldon Phillips and appreciate the huge task he's undertaken and have no concept of the size of that task behind the scenes. When others have attacked him, if I feel they were wrong, I have said so.
But just because you like someone, you can't change or ignore facts.

I'm sure it took a lot of creativity to find the funds to play the 06 warriors and the local coaches and I'm also sure that they intend to honour outstanding debts. But the fact remains that there was a court order that hasn't been serviced.

As for the T shirts, I can see where errors were made, but I believe those errors were accidental and chalk them up to a learning process.
TTFA have done far more for Akeem than pretty much anyone else. I know, from the dozens of communications between Sheldon and myself, that he has been truly concerned and would have liked to have done more. He even asked me to pass on to Akeems family a message that he could ask his friend - a heart specialist at Johns Hopkins- to offer the Hungarian doctors some help.

Everybody has a right to their opinions, even if they are misguided. But don't confuse blanket ignorance with factual issues.

TTFA made an agreement to pay the 06 warriors and as far as I can tell, that has not happened as agreed. Whatever negotiations have taken place in the meantime, that is a fact, even if it is a fact about someone you like.

This is a thread for him to discuss some of the achievements in the 8 months or whatever it is since he's been with the TTFA... why de ass are we talking about monies owed to the World Cup players???  Look...

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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2014, 12:46:53 PM »
This is a thread for him to discuss some of the achievements in the 8 months or whatever it is since he's been with the TTFA... why de ass are we talking about monies owed to the World Cup players???  Look...
       We beat that topic for about six years,alyu went to court,alyu dance when they thought they had it,we eh hear nothing from any of the players on this issue or anything concerning T&T Football since,alyu still there talking about WC money as though it going in alyu pocket.

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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2014, 01:31:35 PM »
This is a thread for him to discuss some of the achievements in the 8 months or whatever it is since he's been with the TTFA... why de ass are we talking about monies owed to the World Cup players???  Look...
       We beat that topic for about six years,alyu went to court,alyu dance when they thought they had it,we eh hear nothing from any of the players on this issue or anything concerning T&T Football since,alyu this there talking about WC money as though it going in alyu pocket.



So because I eh gettin none of the players money I not suppose to comment about an injustice. So when the rule was past where you cannot respond to a thread in the manner you want?
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2014, 02:04:57 PM »
I like Sheldon Phillips and appreciate the huge task he's undertaken and have no concept of the size of that task behind the scenes. When others have attacked him, if I feel they were wrong, I have said so.
But just because you like someone, you can't change or ignore facts.

I'm sure it took a lot of creativity to find the funds to play the 06 warriors and the local coaches and I'm also sure that they intend to honour outstanding debts. But the fact remains that there was a court order that hasn't been serviced.

As for the T shirts, I can see where errors were made, but I believe those errors were accidental and chalk them up to a learning process.
TTFA have done far more for Akeem than pretty much anyone else. I know, from the dozens of communications between Sheldon and myself, that he has been truly concerned and would have liked to have done more. He even asked me to pass on to Akeems family a message that he could ask his friend - a heart specialist at Johns Hopkins- to offer the Hungarian doctors some help.

Everybody has a right to their opinions, even if they are misguided. But don't confuse blanket ignorance with factual issues.

TTFA made an agreement to pay the 06 warriors and as far as I can tell, that has not happened as agreed. Whatever negotiations have taken place in the meantime, that is a fact, even if it is a fact about someone you like.

This is a thread for him to discuss some of the achievements in the 8 months or whatever it is since he's been with the TTFA... why de ass are we talking about monies owed to the World Cup players???  Look...

Agreed !!!!!

Weary your question eh bad either, but would it solve anything posting here?

Coops, good call, is months and years we on this topic.

The players eh get they money and them eh seem worried because no one eh scything nothing. That is them fight.

Flex trying to highlight Sheldon achievements and show some appreciation to de man.

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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2014, 02:15:30 PM »
I like Sheldon Phillips and appreciate the huge task he's undertaken and have no concept of the size of that task behind the scenes. When others have attacked him, if I feel they were wrong, I have said so.
But just because you like someone, you can't change or ignore facts.

I'm sure it took a lot of creativity to find the funds to play the 06 warriors and the local coaches and I'm also sure that they intend to honour outstanding debts. But the fact remains that there was a court order that hasn't been serviced.

As for the T shirts, I can see where errors were made, but I believe those errors were accidental and chalk them up to a learning process.
TTFA have done far more for Akeem than pretty much anyone else. I know, from the dozens of communications between Sheldon and myself, that he has been truly concerned and would have liked to have done more. He even asked me to pass on to Akeems family a message that he could ask his friend - a heart specialist at Johns Hopkins- to offer the Hungarian doctors some help.

Everybody has a right to their opinions, even if they are misguided. But don't confuse blanket ignorance with factual issues.

TTFA made an agreement to pay the 06 warriors and as far as I can tell, that has not happened as agreed. Whatever negotiations have taken place in the meantime, that is a fact, even if it is a fact about someone you like.

This is a thread for him to discuss some of the achievements in the 8 months or whatever it is since he's been with the TTFA... why de ass are we talking about monies owed to the World Cup players???  Look...

Agreed !!!!!

Weary your question eh bad either, but would it solve anything posting here?

Coops, good call, is months and years we on this topic.

The players eh get they money and them eh seem worried because no one eh scything nothing. That is them fight.

Flex trying to highlight Sheldon achievements and show some appreciation to de man.



Let me ask the question again when the rule pass that you have to respond to a thread in a particular manner. As 4 the players eh saying nutten that is your opinion. Again please highlight to me because the thread say is bout Phillips accomplishment I must post in the affirmative. I guess I am not allowed to judge what I consider accomplishments.
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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2014, 02:24:46 PM »
Yea, Bakes tone alone does get yuh vex. He eh know how to talk to people even if he right.

Me too, but most of the times I does be on kicks... lol...

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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2014, 03:59:29 PM »
I wonder what the  U17 women's doing since after the qualifiers? H e said they not disbanded, but.......
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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2014, 04:27:21 PM »
I wonder what the  U17 women's doing since after the qualifiers? H e said they not disbanded, but.......

I sure they training u just eh hear bout it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2014, 04:56:43 PM »
This is a thread for him to discuss some of the achievements in the 8 months or whatever it is since he's been with the TTFA... why de ass are we talking about monies owed to the World Cup players???  Look...
       We beat that topic for about six years,alyu went to court,alyu dance when they thought they had it,we eh hear nothing from any of the players on this issue or anything concerning T&T Football since,alyu this there talking about WC money as though it going in alyu pocket.



So because I eh gettin none of the players money I not suppose to comment about an injustice. So when the rule was past where you cannot respond to a thread in the manner you want?

     Weary if u not hearing anything from Kelvin Jack everything alright,yes there was an injustice but we want to move forward,everybody happy how the present team doing but it have no money,which is priority the 06 Warriors or our present National teams.

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« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2014, 06:15:52 PM »
This is a thread for him to discuss some of the achievements in the 8 months or whatever it is since he's been with the TTFA... why de ass are we talking about monies owed to the World Cup players???  Look...
       We beat that topic for about six years,alyu went to court,alyu dance when they thought they had it,we eh hear nothing from any of the players on this issue or anything concerning T&T Football since,alyu this there talking about WC money as though it going in alyu pocket.



So because I eh gettin none of the players money I not suppose to comment about an injustice. So when the rule was past where you cannot respond to a thread in the manner you want?

     Weary if u not hearing anything from Kelvin Jack everything alright,yes there was an injustice but we want to move forward,everybody happy how the present team doing but it have no money,which is priority the 06 Warriors or our present National teams.

Sw.net is not the centre of the football world so because u eh hear nutten from Jack mean that nutten eh goin on. I only post what I know when it is already in the public domain. So if I say there is still a foul smell take it from me there is still a foul smell. Whether d gentleman in  question is d cause of the present foul smell? Apparently I am not allowed to ask that question because it is a dawn of a new era. Maybe some of us seeing lots from the old era. We all know d foul smell did not originated from him. 
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2014, 06:53:25 PM »
Weary i'm not vex with u or anything of the sort for your thoughts/views but i'll share this with u,on this forum u have to be able to try and sypher out what's jokes,old talk,people looking for bacchanal,the haters,those that just like to set records straight (facts) etc etc don't take everything people say and hurt your head with it sometimes we just have to let it go.

I'm glad i'm home because a lot of what i read/hear i can personally make a call,check out the source,meet the individuals most who know me or i make myself known to them.Ive been to the TTFA office on a couple occasions and is all because i want to hear it from the horses mouth (no hear say),i've been to a meeting up to today all the stake holders were there even Tim Kee,i met all of them which was quite refreshing to me,i will not come here and discuss what was said to me or anything of the sort.

When people talking here i does only shake my head,you will always find i try to put in a good word for the TTFA past or present because i know what they go through on a daily basis,we must try sometimes to meet these people personally and tell them how u feel instead of always criticizing,i met my friend Sml Mag he was on the Computer checking the forum,we have guys in there who were once here and still follows the forum so they hear u.
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2014, 06:54:21 PM »
This is a thread for him to discuss some of the achievements in the 8 months or whatever it is since he's been with the TTFA... why de ass are we talking about monies owed to the World Cup players???  Look...
       We beat that topic for about six years,alyu went to court,alyu dance when they thought they had it,we eh hear nothing from any of the players on this issue or anything concerning T&T Football since,alyu this there talking about WC money as though it going in alyu pocket.



So because I eh gettin none of the players money I not suppose to comment about an injustice. So when the rule was past where you cannot respond to a thread in the manner you want?

     Weary if u not hearing anything from Kelvin Jack everything alright,yes there was an injustice but we want to move forward,everybody happy how the present team doing but it have no money,which is priority the 06 Warriors or our present National teams.

Coop's that's why T&T Veteran Players does have to beg for ah ticket to see ah T&T game. They kick ball and never do nothing for those coming up behind them. They eh even do nothing for themselves. They take whatever they get and eh even study the younger ones coming up. Yuh right to laugh at Sancho and them when Sancho had to fight for some tape and water in training. He was only study heself. Doh worry, Sancho and them was only looking out for theyself.

Imagine all this stellar players we had back then but yet we still eh have nothing to show from what they accomplish. Sancho and Jack and them make players smarter when they going on National duty, they make players know that they could get more than some water in training, they make the federation have to think twice before they rip off the young players.

So you continue to laugh at them. Show them how a veteran player look at those players today who trying to get some type of progress in how we do things. Go ahead laugh at them.
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