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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #600 on: September 21, 2019, 10:32:21 AM »
WATCH: TTFA President David John-Williams in a second straight one-on-one with Fazeer Mohammed on Morning Edition

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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #601 on: September 21, 2019, 12:47:43 PM »
"We in­tend­ed to pay off the out­stand­ing debt to the play­ers with the gov­ern­ment sub­ven­tion and move for­ward."

San­cho said their debt es­ca­lat­ed fol­low­ing their suc­cess­es in the 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 where tons of monies were spent on the do­mes­tic com­pe­ti­tions, and to com­pete in the CFU and CON­CA­CAF clubs tour­na­ments.The club is al­so owed well over a mil­lion dol­lars in earn­ings from the pro league, which San­cho said, was used by the league to as­sist oth­er clubs fi­nan­cial­ly.
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Stopped at 5:48. Maybe someone can answer some questions please
1,2,3,4. Did Central ever receive their prize money from league for the 3 years in question ? Are they the only club to not recieve prize money ? Were'nt they the only club that didn't receive government assistance in a couple years ?
If yes, why wasn't player paid with such? If no, how can they pay their players ? How do other clubs manage payment without prize money or government subvention ?
5,6. Did the league sponsor the club to represent the various intl competitions as a representative of the league and T&T football ?
If yes, then what expenditures is Sanch referring to, that did not affect the other clubs domestically, If no, then where would money come from to travel to competitions as representatives and pay players ?
7,8,9. why can't players be paid with this current government subvention that TTFA has - with proper proof of course, what is it for then ? Is Pro League now under the control of the TTFA or not ? why isn't the Pro League managing it's financial affairs itself, is the TTFA their accountants ?


man, it's hard for me to keep up. maybe i keep only listening to part of the conversations...will try to listen more

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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #602 on: September 23, 2019, 01:07:25 AM »
Fact checking DJW: Hart problems, star gazing and why fans, stats and players—but not Lawrence!—are to blame.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


On Friday, Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams sat down with TV6 Morning Edition host Fazeer Mohammed to discuss the state of football in the twin island republic.

“I am not here to defend a coach, I am not here to defend an association,” said John-Williams, “I am here to talk the truth and the facts…”

So was John-Williams true to his word? Wired868 reviews some key excerpts of his interview.

Pity you let go of that Stephen Hart fellah eh? He was pretty decent, right? Especially if you look at our current results…

John-Williams: “The TTFA never fired Stephen Hart, there was a mutual parting of ways…”

Eh? Hart helped put the axe in his own back? Wired868 decided to let Hart bat for himself here and phoned his attorney, Keith Scotland.

Scotland: “That was absolutely not so. We say ‘yes’ he was fired, and wrongfully so as well… I don’t think the TTFA treated him fairly and coach Hart would love for justice to be done. But I cannot speak too much because this matter is before the courts…”

Sounds more debatable than fact then, eh ‘DJW’? Well, Hart took Trinidad and Tobago to two consecutive Concacaf Gold Cup quarterfinals—he is the only coach after Bertille St Clair to lead the Soca Warriors into the tournament’s knockout stage—and a top 50 FIFA ranking, so maybe your view of the former coach has softened over the past three years…

John-Williams: “We failed to qualify for the Gold Cup under Stephen Hart directly and under Tom Saintfiet; and we lost our first three games in the Hex. So our football was in a downward spiral… Obviously Hart was loved by certain sections of society but, when you look at it, our football was going downhill. Our results were not happening.”

Ouch! And what do you mean by: ‘certain sections of society’?

For the record, Trinidad and Tobago only qualified for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup by virtue of Hart getting them into the last Hex. An accomplishment that Lawrence will almost certainly fail to emulate.

But didn’t Lawrence lose seven straight games—an all-time Trinidad and Tobago losing record? Doesn’t he hold two of the country’s five longest winless streaks ever? His current run of 11 games without a win is one bad result shy of tying the record for impotent coaching.

So, if three straight losses got Hart sacked, why does Lawrence still have a job?

John-Williams: “Nobody has taken into consideration that we have been playing top 50 opposition…”

Wait… what? Okay, so Iran (23), Wales (24), Japan (33) and USA (22) were top 50 opposition; although the first four nations played weakened teams against T&T—unlike when Argentina faced Hart’s Warriors with Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano on the field.

But the other five nations that the Warriors faced were: Thailand (115), Canada (78), Panama (74), Guyana (178), St Vincent and the Grenadines (176) and Martinique (unranked).

So why aren’t we doing better against the likes of them?

John-Williams: “It is not possible to play the majority of [our] games at home because of our financial position…”

It is more difficult to get a result on the road than at home. And Lawrence has played just 34 percent of his games in Trinidad—10 from 29 internationals.

Wait, how many games did Hart play at home? Twelve from 43 games? But that’s only 28 percent? Ahmmm…

John-Williams: “Dennis is a professional coach; well trained, well schooled… I think a lot of people are judging Dennis on pure results… but I have watched them play—particularly against Martinique—and I can tell the team is well prepared. They are not executing.

“[…] In football there is the performance and there is the result. I see, one, the performance and, two, the results.”

But when the Warriors failed to defeat Costa Rica, Honduras (away) and Martinique (with a half-dozen Europe-based players in their squad), you held Hart responsible.

Who has to answer when Lawrence fails to get a win against the likes of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand, Guyana and Martinique (with only one professional in their ranks)?

John-Williams: “At the end of the day, the players have to take some responsibility for their performances… The player quality is not as we had before. Our players are not playing in the top leagues around the world again […] and we are competing with the likes of United States and Mexico… We are punching way above our weight class.”

We are punching above our weight class under Lawrence with a FIFA ranking of 101 while we were supposedly ‘in a downward spiral’ under Hart yet ranked 65th at the time of his firing?

And, for the record, when Trinidad and Tobago held Mexico 4-4 at the 2015 Gold Cup, Hart had four Pro League players on the pitch: Marvin Phillip, Keron Cummings, Dwane James and Willis Plaza. In contrast, the 68 minutes that W Connection forward Shahdon Winchester played against Guyana at the 2019 Gold Cup was the only time that Lawrence had a home-based outfield player on the field for the entire tournament.

John-Williams: “We live in a society where the success of an organisation is measured by the success of the on the field performances of football teams… I think that is very unreasonable because you have to encompass the entire situation of Trinidad and tobago football as it relates to funding, the availability of footballers and the quality of the footballers.”

We know, we know… It is silly to judge success based on results unless you happen to be a football coach who isn’t named: ‘Dennis Lawrence’.

After 43 games, Hart had a 37 percent win record with 21 percent draws and 42 percent losses. And in competitive games, his Warriors lifted their game to deliver a 44 percent win record with 20 percent draws and 36 percent losses.

Lawrence’s overall record from 29 games is 17 percent won, 28 percent tied and 55 percent lost. While in competitive action, his team performed even worse with 15 percent of games won, 23 percent tied and 62 percent lost.

But who cares about results these days right? So what else have you got?

John-Williams: “We have moved the asset base of the Football Association from $197,000 to $100 million… [The Home of Football] is going to be the biggest achievement for the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association after qualification for the Germany 2006 World Cup!”

You think the second biggest achievement in Trinidad and Tobago’s football history is a… hotel? And a Home of Football project that had no feasibility study to justify the outlay in the first place, suffers from a chronic lack of transparency and, according to general secretary Camara David, the TTFA cannot afford to complete?

Is this business about football or real estate?

John-Williams: “Trinidad and tobago football can now compete with the likes of [Florida’s] IMG [facilities]… We are going to host the Under-17 Concacaf Championship in April next year as a result of the Home of Football. And that can bring much needed revenue to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association…”

But Trinidad and Tobago held the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship and lost money. Since when is hosting a Concacaf competition a money-making business for the TTFA?

Didn’t you notice fans aren’t even turning out anymore? That’s because it is hard to admire the facilities when your team is rubbish.

John-Williams: “Do we have true fans here? […] Those same people [let us] win two games and we are the best thing since sliced bread.”

So the fans are the problem now? Not the team’s performances? And not much chance of those wins to transform the mood eh. Lawrence managed two consecutive wins as head coach just once; and those were his first two games in charge against Barbados and Honduras—both in Port of Spain. The more time he spends with the squad, the worse their results.

DJW, how do you respond to those who say, looking at on-field results, your term in office has been a disaster?

John-Williams: “If I have to respond to that accusation in the manner I want to respond, I may be disrespectful and I have no intention to be disrespectful.”

Did you just invite me to imagine the insult you had in mind? That’s a bit passive-aggressive…

Any closing words?

John-Williams: “The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association is 111 years old in 2019. It was founded on July 23, 1908—the day I was born, July 23rd. Maybe the stars were lined up that I had to be president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.”

Did you just say that your rein was written in the stars? You are the ‘Chosen One’?

John-Williams: “I will tell you what is fact. I was born on July 23, the day the football association was founded. I was elected on November 29, when my dad was 97 years old. So maybe the stars are aligned. I am not electioneering, that is fact. Anything I talk here is fact.”

Can Wired868 suggest a nice symmetry? Why not call the next TTFA elections for 29 November and let the stars speak to you again?

John-Williams: “At the end of the day, I am confident that if I leave office in the morning, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will be in a much better place.”

Finally, something we can agree on. The TTFA will certainly be better off if you left in the morning—although I suspect it won’t be for the same reason that you think.


Editor’s Note: All the quotes attributed to TTFA president David John-Williams were taken verbatim from his TV6 Morning Edition interview with Fazeer Mohammed on 13 September 2019.



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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #603 on: September 23, 2019, 08:15:17 AM »
"We in­tend­ed to pay off the out­stand­ing debt to the play­ers with the gov­ern­ment sub­ven­tion and move for­ward."

San­cho said their debt es­ca­lat­ed fol­low­ing their suc­cess­es in the 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 where tons of monies were spent on the do­mes­tic com­pe­ti­tions, and to com­pete in the CFU and CON­CA­CAF clubs tour­na­ments.The club is al­so owed well over a mil­lion dol­lars in earn­ings from the pro league, which San­cho said, was used by the league to as­sist oth­er clubs fi­nan­cial­ly.
"

Stopped at 5:48. Maybe someone can answer some questions please
1,2,3,4. Did Central ever receive their prize money from league for the 3 years in question ? Are they the only club to not recieve prize money ? Were'nt they the only club that didn't receive government assistance in a couple years ?
If yes, why wasn't player paid with such? If no, how can they pay their players ? How do other clubs manage payment without prize money or government subvention ?
5,6. Did the league sponsor the club to represent the various intl competitions as a representative of the league and T&T football ?
If yes, then what expenditures is Sanch referring to, that did not affect the other clubs domestically, If no, then where would money come from to travel to competitions as representatives and pay players ?
7,8,9. why can't players be paid with this current government subvention that TTFA has - with proper proof of course, what is it for then ? Is Pro League now under the control of the TTFA or not ? why isn't the Pro League managing it's financial affairs itself, is the TTFA their accountants ?


man, it's hard for me to keep up. maybe i keep only listening to part of the conversations...will try to listen more
Check this link which chronicles the various developments in Gov't expenditure in football and proleague audited books: Only in your dreams!!

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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #604 on: September 23, 2019, 01:35:36 PM »
"We in­tend­ed to pay off the out­stand­ing debt to the play­ers with the gov­ern­ment sub­ven­tion and move for­ward."

San­cho said their debt es­ca­lat­ed fol­low­ing their suc­cess­es in the 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 where tons of monies were spent on the do­mes­tic com­pe­ti­tions, and to com­pete in the CFU and CON­CA­CAF clubs tour­na­ments.The club is al­so owed well over a mil­lion dol­lars in earn­ings from the pro league, which San­cho said, was used by the league to as­sist oth­er clubs fi­nan­cial­ly.
"

Stopped at 5:48. Maybe someone can answer some questions please
1,2,3,4. Did Central ever receive their prize money from league for the 3 years in question ? Are they the only club to not recieve prize money ? Were'nt they the only club that didn't receive government assistance in a couple years ?
If yes, why wasn't player paid with such? If no, how can they pay their players ? How do other clubs manage payment without prize money or government subvention ?
5,6. Did the league sponsor the club to represent the various intl competitions as a representative of the league and T&T football ?
If yes, then what expenditures is Sanch referring to, that did not affect the other clubs domestically, If no, then where would money come from to travel to competitions as representatives and pay players ?
7,8,9. why can't players be paid with this current government subvention that TTFA has - with proper proof of course, what is it for then ? Is Pro League now under the control of the TTFA or not ? why isn't the Pro League managing it's financial affairs itself, is the TTFA their accountants ?


man, it's hard for me to keep up. maybe i keep only listening to part of the conversations...will try to listen more
Check this link which chronicles the various developments in Gov't expenditure in football and proleague audited books: Only in your dreams!!
link isn't working !

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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #605 on: September 23, 2019, 03:21:46 PM »
"We in­tend­ed to pay off the out­stand­ing debt to the play­ers with the gov­ern­ment sub­ven­tion and move for­ward."

San­cho said their debt es­ca­lat­ed fol­low­ing their suc­cess­es in the 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 where tons of monies were spent on the do­mes­tic com­pe­ti­tions, and to com­pete in the CFU and CON­CA­CAF clubs tour­na­ments.The club is al­so owed well over a mil­lion dol­lars in earn­ings from the pro league, which San­cho said, was used by the league to as­sist oth­er clubs fi­nan­cial­ly.
"

Stopped at 5:48. Maybe someone can answer some questions please
1,2,3,4. Did Central ever receive their prize money from league for the 3 years in question ? Are they the only club to not recieve prize money ? Were'nt they the only club that didn't receive government assistance in a couple years ?
If yes, why wasn't player paid with such? If no, how can they pay their players ? How do other clubs manage payment without prize money or government subvention ?
5,6. Did the league sponsor the club to represent the various intl competitions as a representative of the league and T&T football ?
If yes, then what expenditures is Sanch referring to, that did not affect the other clubs domestically, If no, then where would money come from to travel to competitions as representatives and pay players ?
7,8,9. why can't players be paid with this current government subvention that TTFA has - with proper proof of course, what is it for then ? Is Pro League now under the control of the TTFA or not ? why isn't the Pro League managing it's financial affairs itself, is the TTFA their accountants ?


man, it's hard for me to keep up. maybe i keep only listening to part of the conversations...will try to listen more
Check this link which chronicles the various developments in Gov't expenditure in football and proleague audited books: Only in your dreams!!
link isn't working !

That's due to your negativity towards the regime! Haven't you seen the progress he has made? Before we just had one colour, but now there's a bit of red in there too. And did you count the letters? Other administrations could only dream of his organisational skills? Have I told you I've paid for someone to write a really big and awesome post? It's so good other countries will pay to use it, promise. It just happens to be under my account, don't worry about that.

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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #606 on: September 23, 2019, 06:40:38 PM »
"We in­tend­ed to pay off the out­stand­ing debt to the play­ers with the gov­ern­ment sub­ven­tion and move for­ward."

San­cho said their debt es­ca­lat­ed fol­low­ing their suc­cess­es in the 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 where tons of monies were spent on the do­mes­tic com­pe­ti­tions, and to com­pete in the CFU and CON­CA­CAF clubs tour­na­ments.The club is al­so owed well over a mil­lion dol­lars in earn­ings from the pro league, which San­cho said, was used by the league to as­sist oth­er clubs fi­nan­cial­ly.
"

Stopped at 5:48. Maybe someone can answer some questions please
1,2,3,4. Did Central ever receive their prize money from league for the 3 years in question ? Are they the only club to not recieve prize money ? Were'nt they the only club that didn't receive government assistance in a couple years ?
If yes, why wasn't player paid with such? If no, how can they pay their players ? How do other clubs manage payment without prize money or government subvention ?
5,6. Did the league sponsor the club to represent the various intl competitions as a representative of the league and T&T football ?
If yes, then what expenditures is Sanch referring to, that did not affect the other clubs domestically, If no, then where would money come from to travel to competitions as representatives and pay players ?
7,8,9. why can't players be paid with this current government subvention that TTFA has - with proper proof of course, what is it for then ? Is Pro League now under the control of the TTFA or not ? why isn't the Pro League managing it's financial affairs itself, is the TTFA their accountants ?


man, it's hard for me to keep up. maybe i keep only listening to part of the conversations...will try to listen more
Check this link which chronicles the various developments in Gov't expenditure in football and proleague audited books: Only in your dreams!!
link isn't working !

That's due to your negativity towards the regime! Haven't you seen the progress he has made? Before we just had one colour, but now there's a bit of red in there too. And did you count the letters? Other administrations could only dream of his organisational skills? Have I told you I've paid for someone to write a really big and awesome post? It's so good other countries will pay to use it, promise. It just happens to be under my account, don't worry about that.
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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #607 on: September 24, 2019, 12:34:19 AM »
United Group vs David John-Williams Nov 24.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


The An­nu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing (AGM) and Elec­tion of Of­fi­cers for the T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion has been set for Sun­day, No­vem­ber 24 at a venue to be de­ter­mined.

The date was an­nounced on Sun­day at the of­fice of the Home of Foot­ball in Bal­main, Cou­va, now of­fi­cial­ly clear­ing the way for par­ties in­ter­est­ed in tak­ing over the lead­er­ship of the sport of foot­ball to get their slates to­geth­er.

At present, in­cum­bent pres­i­dent David John-Williams is on­ly set to be chal­lenged by a unit­ed group, com­pris­ing Kei­th Look Loy, the T&T Su­per League pres­i­dent, An­tho­ny Har­ford, the North­ern Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent, William Wal­lace, the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) pres­i­dent, Ray­mond Tim Kee, the for­mer T&TFA pres­i­dent and Cen­tral Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (CFA) pres­i­dent Shymdeo Go­sine, among many oth­ers.

Strange­ly those mem­bers were ini­tial­ly ex­pect­ed to con­test the elec­tions in­di­vid­u­al­ly, but have in­stead de­cid­ed to join forces to oust John-Williams, say­ing at a press con­fer­ence in Ju­ly, that it was a bold move to save foot­ball in T&T.

On Mon­day, Har­ford told Guardian Me­dia Sports that his group is still to meet to de­cide on the per­sons that will be con­test­ing the dif­fer­ent po­si­tions. "We were wait­ing for the date to be called. I have not yet con­tact­ed any mem­ber of the group but we will de­cide on the po­si­tions clos­er to the nom­i­na­tion date," Har­ford said.

The NFA boss re­signed his po­si­tion on a com­mis­sion ap­point­ed by the foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion to put in­to ef­fect some rec­om­men­da­tions by UE­FA and FI­FA, that was de­signed to trans­form T&T's top-flight foot­ball league in­to a tour­na­ment sim­i­lar to the Eu­ro­pean leagues.

Af­ter the trans­for­ma­tion, the T&T tour­na­ment was ex­pect­ed to be called the 'T-League', but prob­lems to se­cure mon­ey from Gov­ern­ment and the FI­FA in time pre­vent­ed the T-League from ma­te­ri­al­is­ing.

A re­lease from the TTFA on Mon­day stat­ed that the for­mal con­vo­ca­tion shall be made in writ­ing no lat­er Sun­day, No­vem­ber 10, 2019, which in­cludes the agen­da, the ac­tiv­i­ty re­port, the fi­nan­cial state­ments, the in­de­pen­dent ex­ter­nal au­di­tor's re­port, and the min­utes of the last an­nu­al gen­er­al meet­ing, as well as any oth­er rel­e­vant doc­u­ments.

The po­si­tions of pres­i­dent and vice pres­i­dents will be con­test­ed. How­ev­er, can­di­dates are re­quired to sub­mit their doc­u­ments to the gen­er­al sec­re­tari­at in writ­ing no lat­er than Tues­day 15 Oc­to­ber. "Can­di­dates for the of­fice of pres­i­dent and vice pres­i­dents of the Board of Di­rec­tors must be sup­port­ed by at least one mem­ber. Mem­bers are asked to sub­mit their Del­e­gates as per the TTFA Con­sti­tu­tion, Ar­ti­cle 22, ap­point­ed or elect­ed by their ap­pro­pri­ate bod­ies to the gen­er­al Sec­re­tari­at, no lat­er than Thurs­day 31, Oc­to­ber," the re­lease said.

It was al­so re­quest­ed any pro­pos­al that a mem­ber wish­es to sub­mit to the gen­er­al meet­ing, shall be sent to the gen­er­al sec­re­tari­at in writ­ing, with a brief ex­pla­na­tion no lat­er than Tues­day 15 Oc­to­ber.

Those ex­pect­ed to par­tic­i­pate with votes are the pres­i­dents, vice pres­i­dents, Schools Leagues (Pri­ma­ry/Sec­ondary), Pro League and T&T Su­per League mem­bers, Ref­er­ees As­so­ci­a­tion, Re­gion­al As­so­ci­a­tions, T&T Beach Soc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion, Wolf and the Vet­er­an Foot­ball Foun­da­tion.

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No decision on TTFA presidential candidate.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


THE United Slate, including vocal TT Super League president Keith Look Loy and Northern Football Association president Anthony Harford, has not made a decision yet on who will aim to unseat current TT Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams at the elections, on November 24. However, the group remains committed and will unveil their plans for T&T football after nomination deadline on October 15.

In July, Look Loy and Harford, along with presidents of various football bodies in T&T announced that they planned to form the united slate in order to save T&T football from further despair.

Some of the other members of the United Slate are former president of the TTFA Raymond Tim Kee, president of the TT Women’s League Football Susan Joseph-Warrick, president of the Central Football Association Shymdeo Gosine, president of the Secondary Schools Football League William Wallace and former TT Pro League chairman Sam Phillip.

Harford said the United Slate has been busy formulating plans leading up to the elections. “We have been focussed on trying to do some research on what we feel will be required to bring some stability back to the football. We have made no decision (on who is going up for presidency.) The one decision we made is that whoever from the group is selected to be the president – the rest of us will support that person.”

Harford said they will give more details on their plans after October 15. “We want to unveil what our plans are after the nomination when we are introducing our candidates. We have actually formulated some plans...all our delegates have committed themselves fully to being faithful to the stakeholders and to the game.”

Look Loy has stated he would not put his name up for elections, but he is in full support of the United Slate and whoever attempts to unseat John-Williams.

Look Loy said, “I will support them. I am helping to, along with others, obviously prepare the platform of the group...and I will be helping them to campaign, to speak to people and to leaders in the other areas of football. I will be very active, I just don’t want a post.” The TT Super League president said meetings are held constantly. “We have been meeting regularly ever since. We won’t start now, that has been an ongoing process.” Local stakeholders and TTFA members have criticised the TTFA and its president for their decisions. They have questioned the transparency and accountability including the lack of information concerning the construction of the Home of Football in Couva. Attempts to contact John-Williams proved futile.

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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #608 on: September 24, 2019, 09:00:07 AM »
Really!!!!!!!?????????!!!!!!!!

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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #609 on: September 24, 2019, 12:10:15 PM »

I am 100% for the removal and ousting of DJW but the new President and his team must also have a long term plan on T&T football recovery in the aftermath of hurricane DJW. Its one thing to remove him but even more important that we replace with something better.

Attracting private business investment is very important because the President has to be a good negotiator, he cannot just depend on the Sports ministry for all funding. Youth development is very important, talent recruitment at home and abroad is very important, a new coach one that understand the uphill battle and one that is a proven success, of course we want the TTFA to understand the coach will need their full support in every area so he can have the tools to implement his football system. We need a TTFA that understand professionalism, meaning players and coaches have to be paid and paid on time, travel documents, coordinating match dates, match ticket availability and sales, passport for players are ready..all these things should be managed easily.


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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #610 on: October 20, 2019, 08:33:05 PM »
WATCH: TTFA President David John-Williams interview on the Home of Football. The Home of Football is supposed to generate revenue that will help in the development of football in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #611 on: October 21, 2019, 02:08:34 AM »
WATCH: TTFA President David John-Williams interview on the Home of Football. The Home of Football is supposed to generate revenue that will help in the development of football in Trinidad and Tobago.

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I can’t watch that clown... I don’t know how some of allyuh could sit thru it tbh
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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #612 on: October 22, 2019, 02:23:20 PM »
WATCH: TTFA President David John-Williams interview on the Home of Football. The Home of Football is supposed to generate revenue that will help in the development of football in Trinidad and Tobago.

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I can’t watch that clown... I don’t know how some of allyuh could sign thru it tbh

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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #613 on: October 24, 2019, 01:05:38 AM »
WATCH: TTFA President David John-Williams interview on the Home of Football. The Home of Football is supposed to generate revenue that will help in the development of football in Trinidad and Tobago.

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I can’t watch that clown... I don’t know how some of allyuh could sign thru it tbh

Yuh never been to a circus?

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No bruh, I haven’t, and don’t intend to, don’t support animal cruelty...

Watching the dictator is worse than watching alex Jones...

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« Reply #614 on: October 24, 2019, 01:08:39 AM »
WATCH: TTFA President David John-Williams interview on the Home of Football. The Home of Football is supposed to generate revenue that will help in the development of football in Trinidad and Tobago.

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I can’t watch that clown... I don’t know how some of allyuh could sign thru it tbh

Yuh never been to a circus?

What happen to Aldwyn, like he don’t know what going? I now see it’s macgill interview the dictator

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Re: David John Williams Thread.
« Reply #615 on: October 31, 2019, 01:50:45 AM »
John-Williams yet to decide on re-election.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


After four years at the helm of the TTFA…

AFTER four years at the helm, president of the TT Football Association (TTFA) David John-Williams is yet to make an official announcement regarding the impending TTFA elections, which is scheduled for November 24.

Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) president William Wallace is leading the United TTFA slate and Terminix La Horquetta Rangers owner Richard Ferguson have both declared their intentions to unseat John-Williams as president.

John-Williams, the former president and owner of local football club W Connection, replaced Raymond Tim Kee as TTFA boss on November 2015.

Asked yesterday if he’s looking for another four-year term as president, John-Williams responded, “I’m sure that announcement will come in due course.”

When will that announcement be made, the TTFA head replied, “That’s the best kept secret.”

According to the TTFA constitution, the local governing body have up to ten days before its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections to confirm the proposed candidates.

John-Williams’ reign, thus far, as TTFA head has been dominated by three major issues – the Home of Football project, the performances of the national teams and debts the local governing body has been unable to deal with.

HOME OF FOOTBALL

The US$2.5 million Home of Football, at Balmain, Couva, is located next to four local sporting facilities – Ato Boldon Stadium, National Cricket Centre, National Cycling Velodrome and National Aquatic Centre.

The project comprises of training fields, a sports and entertainment centre and a 72-room hotel.

On September 13, during an interview on the TV6 Morning Edition, John-Williams said, “We expect to open it on the first week of next month for business.”

He continued, “We were planning to open it in April of this year. We got a garnishee from the Futsal Association freezing our bank accounts. FIFA withheld our funding (but) people say this is timed for our opening.

“We have an income generation process with an entertainment centre, which is separate from the hotel. We can develop a national academy. We have six training fields, three already completed. We have a facility where all our kids can train regularly. We don’t have to worry about where we’re going to eat and where we’re going to sleep.”

The 72-room hotel was used by the four participating teams (TT, Cuba, Suriname and Grenada) during the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-14 Girls Challenge Series.

Asked yesterday about the official opening date for the Home of Football, at Balmain, Couva, John-Williams responded, “The announcement will come in due course. We’re testing the facility right now.”

Another test the facility is dealing with is a court matter, as United TTFA member Keith Look Loy, who is also the president of the TT Super League, took legal action over the Association’s reluctance to disclose documents relating to the construction of the facility.

In March 2019, Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh ordered the TTFA to hand over documents on the construction of the Home of Football to Look Loy. However, Look Loy admitted noticing a number of discrepancies in the general ledger, including payments he knew ought to have been made not being included.

Look Loy claims the TTFA was unable to provide documents for the majority of the money spent on the project, while some of the unaccounted funds might have been used in cash payments, without formal contracts.

PERFORMANCES OF THE NATIONAL TEAMS

While many will say the coaches and the administrators do not play the game they are ultimately held accountable for the performances of the teams – especially at the national level.

Sadly, none of the T&T teams have made any improvement during John-Williams’ tenure as TTFA president.

The most notable is the men’s team, coached by Dennis Lawrence, who are currently on a 14-game win-less streak, the worst in T&T’s football history.

Barely 1,500 supporters turned up at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on October 10 to watch a meek T&T team lose 2-0 to Honduras in the Concacaf Nations League. In addition, winger Levi Garcia and wing-back Mekeil Williams were sent off during a heated encounter.

T&T subsequently lost 2-0 to Venezuela on October 14 and, as much as he’s heavily defended by the TTFA boss, it seems a mystery as to how Lawrence can survive so long without a victory, at the international level, since September 2018.

The women’s team, with Shawn Cooper as coach, had a miserable campaign at the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers in the US last year, while the 2019 crop, coached by Stephen De Four, were unable to progress to the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers.

The men’s Under-15, Under-17 and Under-20 teams and also the women’s Under-17 and Under-20 teams fared no better in their respective Concacaf World Cup qualifiers.

And, on Tuesday, the T&T Under-14 women’s team finished as runners-up, to Cuba, at the CFU Challenge Series.

DEBTS

During an interview at the Home of Football on April 5, John-Williams spoke on the financial issues that the TTFA has faced since he took office, including lawsuits from the previous administration.

“Since I took up office, from day one, it was a blow,” John-Williams said then. “We had a players’ strike within five days. We had to pay (former T&T Under-17 women’s coach) Even Pellerud or else face elimination from World Cup qualifying. We’ve had a series of stuff, a series of court judgements. There were players (and) coaches with outstanding salaries. A lot of things are going to come out in the public domain.”

He continued, “Under my tenure as president, it has seemed very controversial (but) I beg to differ. But the old people say when they’re criticising you is when you’re doing something good. At the end of the day, you’ll see who’s telling the truth. “People tend to be critical but they’re not seeing the positive things. It’s just that this president doesn’t talk because it’s not my business to beat my chest. I’m doing my job to the best of my ability.”

John-Williams was speaking in relation to the appeal filed by the TTFA in the High Court, over the matter involving the national Futsal team. On December 13, 2018, in a High Court ruling, the Futsal team was awarded $475,743 plus interest at three per cent per annum, along with legal costs, after suing the TTFA for unpaid salaries, stipends and match fees for their participation at the 2016 Concacaf Futsal Championship in Costa Rica.


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