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Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
By Inshan Mohammed.


On-loan Port Vale central defender Ryan Inniss wouldn't mind suiting up for Trinidad and Tobago but wants Christopher Birchall alongside him to help make the transition a comfortable one.

The towering 6-5 defender has been training with the Valiants for three weeks after recovering from a shoulder injury but has had to come through a number of training sessions to satisfy his parent club Crystal Palace.

Soca Warriors Online (SWO) caught up with former T&T midfield sensation Christopher Birchall who revealed some mix news for the Soca Warriors team manager to chew on: I've spoken to Inniss before and continue to try and influence him to play for T&T but he needs time as it's a huge decision for him.

He also has strong interest from Ireland U-21s. Just like me, it's a daunting prospect, as he's never stepped foot in the country. He loves trying to find and learn all about the T&T culture and the memories of the World Cup that he's learned through my eyes and my journey has made him feel closer.

I know there's a new president there now, maybe he could make things possible for Inniss because he's a good player and would surely add some stability to the T&T team for many years to come because he is still very young and must be groomed the right way.

He said if he was to come over to Trinidad he'd want me to come along with him and shadow him and make that transition a little easier, but would surely consider giving T&T a try if this becomes a reality.

I had Clayton Ince and Carlos Edwards when I first arrived and without then there's no way I would have settled in and I know having someone around is a small thing but massive in the scheme of things.

Just that I feel like If the opportunity came up I'd love to give back to Trinidad and Tobago football and help with the national team in whatever capacity if wanted, added Birchall.

Meanwhile, Port Vale manager Rob Page told the Sentinel: He was swayed by the fact that Inniss has only played one reserve game for Vale since his return from injury, because last Wednesday's fixture against Wrexham was washed out. Also, we were off the back of two wins and two clean sheets. So, it was a little bit hard for him, but he is a great lad.

He was in there with the boys before and after the game, and on the bench with us. He is a terrific character, ended Page.


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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 08:51:59 AM »
Flex, you on a role, like you working for the TTFA now? You more effective that all of them there.

I hope we do all in our power to get this kid.

He seems like a good prospect and still only 20 years old.

« Last Edit: January 21, 2016, 08:55:47 AM by Star Child »

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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 08:57:06 AM »
i would glad welcome back memum
and this inniss guy..!! hope he is talented as everyone is rating him 2be

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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 09:24:33 AM »
How good is this player? Don't tell me he good because he playing overseas. Any videos of him playing? How is he performing for his club for the season thus far? Does he deserve an automatic spot in the T&T roster?
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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2016, 10:18:29 AM »
Seems to be very young in terms of his  career stages but could be one that we can develop in the future and add to our backline

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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2016, 10:39:10 AM »
A 6' 5" centre back sounds like a good thing to have. Even if just as a squad player. I'm assuming of course that he's good at handling crosses into the area.  :beermug:
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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2016, 10:47:21 AM »
How good is this player? Don't tell me he good because he playing overseas. Any videos of him playing? How is he performing for his club for the season thus far? Does he deserve an automatic spot in the T&T roster?
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He's only 20, come on, he can develop into a top player under Hart.


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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 12:37:15 PM »
How good is this player? Don't tell me he good because he playing overseas. Any videos of him playing? How is he performing for his club for the season thus far? Does he deserve an automatic spot in the T&T roster?

Is that an appropriate benchmark?

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2016, 12:39:56 PM »
i would glad welcome back memum
and this inniss guy..!! hope he is talented as everyone is rating him 2be

In what capacity?

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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 02:36:28 PM »
what about his dad .....does he have family on the island ???
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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2016, 02:46:06 PM »
Doubt it. And if he does, it's probably not anyone that he knows well enough to feel comfortable with. Otherwise he wouldn't be looking to Birchall for company.
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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 03:38:25 PM »
i would glad welcome back memum
and this inniss guy..!! hope he is talented as everyone is rating him 2be

Just the other day I was telling Pat, Birchall should train with the team. He can play a solid mid def. role, is good on the right, can shoot and once again we have depth in defence.

He is playing a higher lever of football than half the players presently on the NT.

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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2016, 04:38:08 PM »
I totally agree with VB.

Birchall is the same age as Kenwyne and can still add a lot to this team, he have de experience and the attitude to help them on and off the field and even in training.

Birchall and Inniss should both be called for T&T next set of games.

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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2016, 04:44:16 PM »
i would glad welcome back memum
and this inniss guy..!! hope he is talented as everyone is rating him 2be

Just the other day I was telling Pat, Birchall should train with the team. He can play a solid mid def. role, is good on the right, can shoot and once again we have depth in defence.

He is playing a higher lever of football than half the players presently on the NT.

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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2016, 07:07:35 AM »
Birchall retired.

But he is willing to pay his way as an escort for Inniss because I can't see the TTFA doing it, then why not.

I say this kid is a very good prospect and have a long future.

Time to cap him.


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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2016, 02:19:30 PM »
it would be nice to see him in a friendly. Why not ask Shabazz for a friendly? Bring this kid and Deleon to see what they got. Birchall gave TT his best. I think he can contribute a lot in the future. Coaching, scouting, management. But to say he can play in the middle, is not wise. We have defensive and holding mids already. We need offensive midfield-forwards badly. Allyuh did not see the last game against Haiti?
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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2016, 02:34:59 PM »
Birchall retired.

But he is willing to pay his way as an escort for Inniss because I can't see the TTFA doing it, then why not.

I say this kid is a very good prospect and have a long future.

Time to cap him.



But this is based on what? Any video? Did you see him play, tell us what he is good at specifically?


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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2017, 05:10:04 AM »
English-born Inniss makes solid return for Colchester.
By Shaun Fuentes (Guardian).


English-born defender Ryan Inniss, who is eligible to play for T&T through his father being a T&T-born, has made a solid return from injury during his loan spell at English League Two club Colchester United. The former England Under 17 player stated Its great to be considered by Trinidad, Inniss said recently.

The 22-year-old, on loan from Crystal Palace for the rest of the season, mastered his teams three-man defence in the 3-1 win over Crawley Town on Saturday.

Im so excited about this season, said. Inniss.

I think the club is in a false position. Once you get a run of games, confidence grows, especially in young lads. When we get on a run, Im sure that we will feel unbeatable.

Playing like we did in the first half (against Crawley), this club should be at a higher level than this. And we need to rectify that. Innis added. He relished his new role as a sweeper, a position he could well make his own this season. Its new to me, playing there, but it saved my legs a little, although perhaps we dropped a little too deep in the second half.

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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2017, 02:20:10 AM »
Lord knows we need a solid central defender.
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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2017, 03:42:38 PM »
Lord knows we need a solid central defender.
A......solid central defender how about A whole back line. that defense we have is a big joke and on any of those five teams in the hex those guys would not even make the bench squad not even bateau and mikeil who happens to be our best defenders.

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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2018, 11:26:14 AM »
Here's the link

https://www.footbie.com/video/no-hunger-in-paradise-documentary-bt-sport-films-2018

Got taken down from youtube this week.
Not sure how long it will last on this site

Nice doc on the sharks of youth football who snap up players way too young

Ryan Inniss is featured in it around the 46min mark

he's only 22 and on loan from crystal palace.
We ever had feedback from him ? just curious

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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2018, 12:49:36 PM »
Here's the link

https://www.footbie.com/video/no-hunger-in-paradise-documentary-bt-sport-films-2018

Got taken down from youtube this week.
Not sure how long it will last on this site

Nice doc on the sharks of youth football who snap up players way too young

Ryan Inniss is featured in it around the 46min mark

he's only 22 and on loan from crystal palace.
We ever had feedback from him ? just curious
Very interesting piece. Thanks for the link

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Re: Inniss considers T&T but wants Birchall to help with transition.
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2019, 09:42:05 AM »
Do we know if Ryan is still interested in playing for us? With Bateau out he is a viable option.