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TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« on: October 13, 2015, 03:30:57 PM »
Connection boss makes giant step towards TTFA presidency.
By Inshan “Flex” Mohammed.


Laughs off Stephan Hart critic tag.

“Come on Flex, why in the world would I dislike Stephen Hart? In-fact, I am quite amazed with the good job that he has been doing with the national team with so little at his disposal added W Connection's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David John Williams.”

“Like everyone else, we are all entitled to our own opinions and I did say, we could have rested some of our regulars against Mexico at the 2015 Gold Cup group match and keep them fresh for the more relevant semi-final match, now I get called a Stephen Hart hater?, added Williams.”

Here is a little synopsis about W Connection, they are by far the most successful club team from Trinidad and Tobago that ever exist. They have won the most domestic titles than any other clubs and brought pride to this country's football on the international circuit over the years.

The club was founded in 1986 by brothers David and Patrick John Williams as a “fete match” team before becoming an official professional unit in 1999. Ever since they have dominated almost every single cup tournament and swept titles local clubs could only dream off and, to an extent, the Caribbean.

The Savonetta Boys as known, have toured many countries in search of talents and also taking part in mini tournaments in countries such as; Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, USA, Scotland and even as far as Italy.

They are currently one of the few local clubs with the youngest team and are responsible for unearthing many young talents that have graced the game at a high level whether it's a foreign club or national teams, W Connection talent-pool certainly leads the way.

One of the main reasons for such success are the men behind the wheels (David and Patrick). While, David takes up a more hands on approach with the club daily activities, his brother Patrick lies in the background also playing a pivotal role.

Now with the news officially out in the open about David John Williams throwing his hat into the ring to run for Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) President it has sparked a lot of interest from the Soca Warriors Online (SWO) who were all to eager to hear from the man himself.

This is how it went down.

1. Mr David, I heard the news about you deciding to run for the TTFA head job. Can you tell us what urged you to run, what different do you feel you can bring to the table and how good your chances are of winning? Tell us a bit about your physiology and believe.
DJW: - Apart from being approached by several persons in the football fraternity, I have a strong desire and passion to accelerate positive change in National football. My team and I believe it is incumbent on all of us with a passion for the advancement of Trinidad & Tobago football to step up, to embrace the challenge and put our ideas to the test.

We need to dispassionately assess the current state of every level of the game in Trinidad & Tobago, retain what has worked well and introduce fundamental changes where necessary, including re-energizing the grass roots.
 
I have confidence in being selected and thereby receiving a mandate from the stakeholders in Trinidad & Tobago football to set in train programme of activities that will transform local football and significantly improve our international ranking. I will further spell out the team's philosophy when we formally launch our campaign.

2. From a business aspect, do you feel you can help the TTFA be more self-efficient, manageable and more transparent? Not saying the current TTFA is not and, to be fair they have not had the support from cooperate T&T and still managed some success on the field, so credit to them. Anyways, do you feel you will be more successful in some departments that has lacking?
DJW: - The answer is yes to all three parts of your question. Being able to partner with the corporate sector is critical to our medium and long-term success. This mirrors the approach adopted by football administrations worldwide, and has to be adopted in Trinidad & Tobago if we are to be competitive. It will be my priority, by adopting the best practice, to ensure that the TTFA demonstrates good governance and transparency, at every level of the game. I honestly believe there is a willingness in the corporate sector to support the game, not unreasonably, they will expect the Football administration to demonstrate good corporate governance by conducting our business properly.

3. How do you feel about our current head coach Mr Stephen Hart? I heard that you were not pleased with his 2015 Gold Cup team, is there any truth in this? Tell us a bit about your views on him, his staff and how our players are performing under him?
DJW: - I admire and have great respect for Mr. Hart and what he has achieved, in terms of results, bearing in mind the limited resources he has had to work with. Just to be clear, I never expressed that I was not “pleased with his 2015 Gold Cup team”. I believe there was an opportunity for better team selection and management over the course of the later games during the Gold Cup and its impact was evident based on Trinidad & Tobago's performance in the game against Panama. Just like any other local fan, I can express an opinion, but at the end of the day it is the Head Coach’s decision.

4. And finally, seeing that you are currently the CEO of W Connection. If you win the head post won't it be a conflict of interest? Will you be able to judge fair and not interfere with coaches selection and so forth?
DJW: - The appearance of a conflict of interest needs to addressed directly, so thank you for the opportunity to clarify this matter. Firstly, Direct-TV W Connection plays in the TT Pro League which is run by a separate body from the TTFA. Secondly, currently, the administration of the Pro League is completely independent of the administration of the TTFA. I believe with the right organisational structure and a properly functional TTFA Technical team, such perceptions can be abated. Notwithstanding the foregoing this issue will be kept under review.


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« Last Edit: December 24, 2017, 09:05:21 AM by Flex »
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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015, 03:49:11 PM »
Good interview flex but the question that needed to be asked was, will you undermine and try to replace Hart..

Will you push for more connection players on the national team and put the coach under pressure because of your own personal agenda?

Laughing it off isn't impressing me...

Signs of an autocrat until he proves otherwise

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 04:29:53 PM »
I am glad he cleared the air.

Nice work Flex, I hope he hires you as the official writer, the ttfa needs one.

DJW sounds decent, hopefully he have a good head on.

Tim Kee did ok as well.



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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2015, 10:26:05 PM »
Well ...with John Williams in charge..it goes like this..to get on the National team yuh have to be from W Connection..if yuh from W Connection yuh will  get the required amount of senior caps to make yuh illegible for pro contract in europe.

The National programs would become intertwined with W Connection....TTFA would become TTW Connection...the National colors would change to green and white...the rising sun/ball would be replaced with a boot and a ball..green ofcourse..

Mr John Williams would be in control of all the top players in Trinidad and Tobago..Stephen Hart would be replaced ..because his philosophy doesn't fit with John Williams'...the National Coach would be Earl Jean.. with Stuart Charles as technical director...for the Williams brothers this means more money...more money..more money..

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 04:14:11 AM »
You cannot assume coache.

Give him a chance if he wins, MAYBE he might surprise many of us.

Good interview Flex, and a diplomatic response from DJW, but thanks for the effort.


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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 10:18:00 AM »
“Come on Flex, why in the world would I dislike Stephen Hart? In-fact, I am quite amazed with the good job that he has been doing with the national team with so little at his disposal added W Connection's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David John Williams.”

“Like everyone else, we are all entitled to our own opinions and I did say, we could have rested some of our regulars against Mexico at the 2015 Gold Cup group match and keep them fresh for the more relevant semi-final match, now I get called a Stephen Hart hater?, added Williams.”

Here is a little synopsis about W Connection, they are by far the most successful club team from Trinidad and Tobago that ever exist. They have won the most domestic titles than any other clubs and brought pride to this country's football on the international circuit over the years.

Makes a lot of sense and I agree.

Like yesterday, Hart could have left off some of his regulars and not risk injury, (IE Kenwyne Jones).


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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2015, 10:18:58 AM »
Good interview flex but the question that needed to be asked was, will you undermine and try to replace Hart..

Will you push for more connection players on the national team and put the coach under pressure because of your own personal agenda?

Laughing it off isn't impressing me...

Signs of an autocrat until he proves otherwise

English language really hard to understand, I though David made it clear?

Maybe its just me.


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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2015, 10:19:52 AM »
Well ...with John Williams in charge..it goes like this..to get on the National team yuh have to be from W Connection..if yuh from W Connection yuh will  get the required amount of senior caps to make yuh illegible for pro contract in europe.

The National programs would become intertwined with W Connection....TTFA would become TTW Connection...the National colors would change to green and white...the rising sun/ball would be replaced with a boot and a ball..green ofcourse..

Mr John Williams would be in control of all the top players in Trinidad and Tobago..Stephen Hart would be replaced ..because his philosophy doesn't fit with John Williams'...the National Coach would be Earl Jean.. with Stuart Charles as technical director...for the Williams brothers this means more money...more money..more money..

I hope you are wrong.

Lets wait and see before we point fingers.

I myself do not like both Earl Jean and Stuart Charles.


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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2015, 10:27:37 AM »
Were his comments about Hart's team selection for the World Cup the only reason he has been labelled as a Hart-Hater?

It's an honest question. He alludes to that, but was wondering if he has said other things beyond this incident.

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2015, 05:38:55 PM »
I myself do not like both Earl Jean and Stuart Charles.

Why?

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2015, 02:49:12 AM »
Good interview flex but the question that needed to be asked was, will you undermine and try to replace Hart..

Will you push for more connection players on the national team and put the coach under pressure because of your own personal agenda?

Laughing it off isn't impressing me...

Signs of an autocrat until he proves otherwise

From our con-vo, the man told me he supports Hart and have high admiration for him.

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2015, 07:33:18 AM »
I myself do not like both Earl Jean and Stuart Charles.

Why?


As far as coaching goes, especially a national team.


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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2015, 04:02:28 PM »
I don't trust David John Williams and I know for a fact he manipulated national coaches so his players can get picked.

If he becomes president, T&T football will get worst.

And expect to see Stuart Charles as head coach, look how long Charles coaching W Connection and have a secured job even if the team not winning anything and for so long his job is secured.

Did you guys see W Connection play in the last two years at the CCL level? They had one decent game but look at the way the team playing, poor structure and positioning and this is before their young team they have now.

David will get his players international caps so their value can go up.

I do not support this guy and I hope others don't fall for this.


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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2015, 04:07:17 PM »
If you all don't  like John-William, name some people who you all think should line up for the job. The floor is open now. No Jack to screw things up.

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2015, 04:18:43 PM »
Hey Deeks, trying jocking with mayonnaise.

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2015, 04:24:17 PM »
Hey Deeks, trying jocking with mayonnaise.



I don't need to do that. You probably do.

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2015, 06:21:28 AM »
Hey Deeks, trying jocking with mayonnaise.



I don't need to do that. You probably do.

Yea, so.

Try it nah, yuh go like it.

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2015, 06:59:28 AM »
Breds, at times you on disconnect mode. We discussing nominees to run TT football. Braps! You come with totee and mayonnaise. What?

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2015, 08:39:36 AM »
I don't trust David John Williams and I know for a fact he manipulated national coaches so his players can get picked.

If he becomes president, T&T football will get worst.

And expect to see Stuart Charles as head coach, look how long Charles coaching W Connection and have a secured job even if the team not winning anything and for so long his job is secured.

Did you guys see W Connection play in the last two years at the CCL level? They had one decent game but look at the way the team playing, poor structure and positioning and this is before their young team they have now.

David will get his players international caps so their value can go up.

I do not support this guy and I hope others don't fall for this.



a lot of people don't trust him... these fellahs can be snakes, they will say they support Hart and then back stab him when they get in power...

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2015, 10:13:04 AM »
Breds, at times you on disconnect mode. We discussing nominees to run TT football. Braps! You come with totee and mayonnaise. What?

Yuh prefer stand up and shit, or sit down and fart?

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Re: John Williams laughs off Hart critic tag as he run for TTFA hot-seat.
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2015, 10:47:53 AM »
Breds, at times you on disconnect mode. We discussing nominees to run TT football. Braps! You come with totee and mayonnaise. What?

Yuh prefer stand up and shit, or sit down and fart?



What you need to do, is  stick you head in toilet and flush it, to clean your friggin brain.
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2015 TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2015, 06:17:16 AM »
DATE: - November 29.

Selby Browne team includes; Not disclosed.

David John-Williams team includes; Joanne Salazar (Phoenix Park Gas Processors vice-president), Ewing Davis (former SSFL president) and Allan Warner (Tobago contractor).

Colin Murray team includes; Not disclosed.

Raymond Tim Kee team includes??; Keston Nancoo (Guardian Holdings vice-president of human resources), Kamau Bandele (EFA Official) and Colin Murray (Carib Brewery sponsorship and events manager).

Ramesh Ramdhan team includes; John Sabga (part owner of Trotters Restaurant), rest Not disclosed.

Clynt Taylor team includes; Not disclosed.

« Last Edit: October 24, 2015, 06:35:21 AM by Flex »
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Re: 2015 TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2015, 01:15:02 PM »
Things like it shaping up. Now it has become interesting because we are seeing the coalition the president nominees are forming. So only Selby and Clint need to present their backers to the public.
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Re: 2015 TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2015, 04:59:19 PM »
Flex you leave out DJW from the poll or you file he under Other?  ;D
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Re: 2015 TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2015, 05:13:31 PM »
At this stage it should also be clear whether Murray is a presidential candidate or not.

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Re: 2015 TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2015, 04:19:00 AM »
Flex you leave out DJW from the poll or you file he under Other?  ;D

Thanx

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Re: 2015 TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2015, 04:48:55 AM »
Ramdhan have Sagba backing, wow, money gallor.


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Re: 2015 TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2015, 05:28:58 AM »
Ramdhan have Sagba backing, wow, money gallor.



Not so fast, Breds! but it good to see some business people coming out to support some of the candidates.

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Re: 2015 TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2015, 10:23:07 AM »
I'm openly and whole-heartedly supporting Ramesh Ramdhan for this. From the list above clearly the most suited.
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Re: 2015 TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2015, 10:30:28 AM »

What is Ramdhan goals for the TTFF if he wins? I am asking because I have not heard anything from him yet in terms of what he will do differently than Tim Kee. Before I choose from the list above I want to know what these candidates are bringing to the table.

 

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