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Ask the TTFA (July-2014).
« on: July 22, 2014, 03:24:33 PM »
Okay guys, here is your chance to ask the TTFA (Sheldon Phillips) some questions pertaining to T&T football.

With all the concerns and criticism that has been going around, Sheldon would like to clear the air and give the SWO members an opportunity to asked what they would like to know and what the future holds for T&T.

Please post your questions here.

This request will end on Friday (25th).

It would be nice to see some of the foundation members taking part as well.

TY.

« Last Edit: November 03, 2014, 06:07:56 PM by Flex »
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 05:22:50 PM »
Please post your questions here instead, this way, the same questions isn't asked.

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 05:49:38 PM »
Firstly, please pass on my thanks for taking the time to answer our questions - it's much appreciated!

What is the TTFA's Strategy to take their balance back into the black? Is financial independence from the T&T government a short-term or long-term strategy, if at all?

How important is integration between the Pro League and super league for the TTFA?

In the last season, a coaching course seemed to be organised that Ralph Lundy III, an American player at Caledonia (for a short time), managed to attend but that some local coaches didn't know about. Will the TTFA ensure that coaching qualifications give the widest possible benefits to the local game, and encourage more courses to take place?

At the moment there is only one football agency on the twin islands (Brazil Link), will the TTFA be looking to use player agents to ensure the best opportunities for the abundant talent on the islands? Or does it have another strategy in mind when it comes to furthering player development?

A number of us on the forums were very happily surprised to see two friendlies of high calibre in the lead-up to the World Cup, but it had a noticeably detrimental effect on our FIFA rankings. Is a ranking above 70 (that would allow our players to get British Work Permits) a priority for the TTFA, or is it secondary behind other concerns?

There are continuing rumours that national team coaches are not being paid reliably, an incredibly stressful situation for any employee to find themselves in. How does the TTFA plan to rescue its image as a respectful employer in the light of its current financial troubles?

Will the TTFA be promoting community football in the next couple years? How feasible is it to move games out of the big stadiums that sometimes isolate the footballing community from attending?

Currently, there is next to no way of attaining a Pro League jersey without knowing someone at the club, and T&T National Jerseys are also hard to come by (when I visited last Easter I had to go to three malls just to find one). Will the TTFA be looking to exploit merchandising opportunities more effectively in order to help the financial situation?

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 07:39:21 PM »
Pardon a duplicate of above post where pertinent:

(1) What models will be employed to enable and sustain long term financial indepdendence and viability

(2) Football development and synergy from youth to senior levels

(3) Plans for enabling growth and an enhanced standard of the domestic league
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 07:41:12 PM »
I would suggest 3 questions per user....

We go kill de man with questions de rate some off allyuh going...

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 08:04:42 PM »
There is little or no cooperation between schools, zones and professional clubs currently which effects communication and development and stymies the national coaches abilities to scout new players. What strategy does the TTFA have for integrating football from primary schools right through to the professional league?

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 08:41:41 PM »
Since Flex suggest only three:

1. Earlier this year it was announced that the TTFA was on the merge of securing a major sponsorship deal.  Could you update us as to the status of this deal specifically, and any other sponsorship/partnership deals that may be in the works?

2. There has been some conflicting signals as far as whether the TTFA plans on pursuing a corruption inquiry against former "Special Advisor" and current MP, Jack Warner.  What exactly is the TTFA's official position on getting to the bottom of the missing 2006 World Cup monies, said to be to the tune of $200 million?

3. What does the TTFA plan to do over both the short and long term to develop, maintain and reward supporter loyalty?  There would seem to be a built-in 'supporters group' in place here on SW.net.  Any plans to engage members more effectively?

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2014, 09:29:56 PM »
1. What is the TTFA's  plan for Youth and women football in Tobago?
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 09:46:36 PM »
Is the TTFA going to try to recover the millions that Jack Warner siphoned off over the years that has left the TTFA in the financial state that it is currently in?
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2014, 10:38:02 PM »
1. are the tv rights for TT football still owned by traffic sports? has the ttfa regained all tv and internet rights worldwide? as you probably know this can be a great source of income..

2. is there a plan in place to make sw.net the official supporters club of the ttfa and will they work with us if we form an advisory board to help progress football?

3. what are the total costs per month to run the ttfa, the sr men's program (coaches, training local players, player's salaries) and average cost for a tier1 and tier 2 friendly?

your response will be greatly appreciated..
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2014, 10:51:44 PM »
Regarding the TTFA constitution: have they ratified something different from what the TTFF had? Will it be made public online? Also how will elections be run and how will they be announced? Which stakeholders have voting rights?


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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2014, 05:42:27 AM »
The TTFA is given an annual budget by the MOS.
How much is this year's budget and are all present Coaches being paid (not retroactive payments). If not, why, seeing that their salaries should've been included in the budget?

How does the TTFF serious expect anybody to take them seriously when they  don't know what happened to over 80 million dollars. If it was given to Jack Warner, where is the paper trail?
Does the Board not realise their credibility is borders on humorous under the circumstances?

 Will there be any fund raising efforts by the Board to alleviate their financial stress?

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2014, 05:50:22 AM »
How much people and teams the TTFA owes? W Connection, North East Stars, Malabar FC and Central FC for the 2013 FA Trophy prize money.... etc etc....

Why did they run/sponsor the FA Trophy if they can't afford to pay the prize money?

Is Sheldon Phillips, Raymond Tim Kee and Shaun Fuentes getting paid and who paying them? Who pays Stephen Hart, Derek King, Marlon Charles, Hutson Charles etc etc? Does de TTFA own they too?

Is Randy Waldrum really working for free?

How difficult would it be to go after Jack Warner for the $200 million he stole? I am sure the 13 players will join the fight.

They advertising for a technical director, who paying him?

If Tim Kee wants to really help, he need to take de politics out of football, once he stay PNM he can't expect help from UNC. Right or wrong, politics and anything does not work together. He should retire and give Shaka Hislop or somebody sensible to run the federation.

Who paying for de flights back and forth from T&T to compete in the Super League and why is the TTFA taking on more responsibility if they cant handle they already have?

Who will be responsibly for giving updates on the Super League, like fixtures and updates? The former guys did a good job.

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2014, 07:29:47 AM »
1) What is the next carded intl friendly on T&T soil.



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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2014, 08:41:35 AM »
I would like to know the procedure for joining football at the zone level?

When will the phone line at the TTFA be back on?
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2014, 09:14:19 AM »
What levels of accountability and what commitments does the TTFA have in:
1 ensuring that all funds procured are accounted for in football operations
2 developing and building capacity of local coaches
3 allocating money to pay coaches as per their services at all levels
4 sharing with the public a concrete plan for qualifications for our teams at international tournaments
5 structuring camps in various locations- North America and locations in Europe to attract players who may be eligible to represent TnT
6 moving in a direction to have ongoing training and camps in developing potential talent to represent our national teams at all levels
7creating positive corporate partnership- business may adapt a player to do PR work in return funds may be given to support the development of the player

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2014, 11:40:36 AM »
Okay, we have an ample amount of questions, the deadline will be today midnight.

Thanx to all.

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2014, 11:53:45 AM »
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2014, 12:02:30 PM »
Coaching Education:
  • What steps are being taken to educate coaches and bring them up to date on the latest and most updated methodology in International football standards? There are T&T coaches in the US who instruct NSCAA and USSF courses.
  • How is the TTFA attracting, assisting, and retaining female coaches? Izler Browne did a very good job, what's her status?

Player Development:
  • Are there any plans to streamline football in T&T (Grassroot to Elite to District, etc.)? Pathway to the National Team.
  • Any plans to develop an Elite Performance Academy with the main focus on fitness and physical performance?
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2014, 01:30:05 PM »
I would like to know the procedure for joining football at the zone level?

When will the phone line at the TTFA be back on?

Yuh kill meh wid dis one. :rotfl:

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2014, 01:57:01 PM »
Is there any consideration being given to imposing age restrictions on the SSFL as a means to better facilitate the growth potential for players above 16 years of age?

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2014, 02:34:58 PM »
I would like to know the procedure for joining football at the zone level?

When will the phone line at the TTFA be back on?

Yuh kill meh wid dis one. :rotfl:

Serious ting oui ... nutten funny. That question wins.

It is a valid question. Last when I call the lady answer and say they eh wukin.
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2014, 02:49:02 PM »
Why all the problems to get press passes from the TTFA media for the SWO media to go to games especially the bigger games? And how can we insure we get the respect for future games. Is this personal?

SWO must be respected and the TTFA must give them the recognition they deserve. They do not even mention the SWO despite getting most of their info from right here or the hard work that is put in from Flex and Tallman. The TTFA benefits and get help and fails to give acknowledgment to SWO.

What happened to the new website the TTFA promised?


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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2014, 05:44:56 PM »
I would like to know the procedure for joining football at the zone level?

When will the phone line at the TTFA be back on?

Yuh kill meh wid dis one. :rotfl:

Serious ting oui ... nutten funny. That question wins.

It is a valid question. Last when I call the lady answer and say they eh wukin.


 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl: you call a phone which is not working and get an answer.. saying d phone eh wukin!  :rotfl:  :rotfl: did a lady named weary answer?


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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2014, 07:26:52 PM »
How long are we going to depend on government help, does the TTFA have any plan in place to do anything on their own or generate some kind of funds. If the government is not giving will we just sit on our butts and do nothing?

Why can't we have a local core of senior players training once every month

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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2014, 08:21:15 PM »
My questions were on the constitution, when is the next election, and the financial situation of the TTFA......but these were asked already.....

I was also going to ask about the short, medium and long term plans of the TTFA but that seems pointless without the above.....especially the financial situation......
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2014, 09:42:43 PM »
Would it be possible to partner or collaborate with a foreign association for guidance in implementing a national development structure from the ground up?

When are the diehards going to be rewarded for their continued support through think and thin of National teams? eg. season passes, designated sections etc.

Why isn't SW.net and the Warrior Nation on the front burner as to getting accreditation as the "Official Supporters Club" and still be independent at the same time?

Why don't we have a recruitment drive for young administrative professionals, who would be willing to donate their time and expertise in areas like marketing and accounting?
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Re: Ask the TTFA
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2014, 06:14:28 PM »
The answers was sent, I will post once edited.

Thanx to all, again.

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