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Who gets your vote.

Selby Browne
10 (18.9%)
Raymond Tim Kee
8 (15.1%)
Colin Murray
1 (1.9%)
Ramesh Ramdhan
21 (39.6%)
Clynt Taylor
1 (1.9%)
David John-Williams
8 (15.1%)
Other
4 (7.5%)

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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #390 on: November 20, 2019, 03:28:16 PM »
Maybe Rowley sent Browne and Partap to "babysit" DJW. Wouldn't you send a guardian if you transferred politically sensitive public lands in the care of someone capable of detonating and imploding any semblance of public trust and progress constructed?

Someone with an all points bulletin?:



How could this person credibly be the face of the TTFA leveraging any prospect of ventures with commercial and corporate T&T!

The same person that alienated the US embassy? Give me a break!

The distance between the Ato Boldon stadium and Venture Credit Union is 5.4km. :busshead:

Wth

The dictator is a sociopath so he doesn’t care what they publish.. he has his people in high places that want to keep him there to rubbish TT football....

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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #391 on: November 20, 2019, 03:55:56 PM »
I’m hoping hard that this is the last we see of the fat boss, I’m really hoping to god that Trinidad and Tobago does the right thing on sunday and send this fat man and his sidekick that goofy “half ah giant” OJT coach packing, i never wanted anything this bad. how did we get here after seeing how jack warner manipulated football for decades, how did this fat bastard slip through the net?

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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #392 on: November 20, 2019, 04:19:44 PM »
Kenwin Jones echoed the same sentiment that I’ve been alluding too for years now. the problem is deeper than the association, it’s ingrained into the psyche of the people who hold power in this country and their lack of national pride. these football stake holders who will have the last say on Sunday needs to open up their hearts minds and eyes and realize that they also have a stake in the blame as to our present woeful condition and do something once for football instead of sitting back waiting for handouts like a dog at the dinner table.

yes the bulk of the blame goes to DJW because of the way he mismanaged the team, but when a lad can’t make a 20 yard pass or shield a ball properly or travel with the ball planted firmly at his feet without giving it away at this level, it’s every body’s fault in football. the clubs, the schools, the youth league, the private sector who fail to invest in the sport, the government particularly the sport ministry for not having at least one fully functional football school in each region of the country and the leagues for failing to market itself like a true professional league, then it’s every body’s fault.

we in trinidad have the resources to have a very good pro league but because of our false pride and lack of vision refused the help that came our way from people who really knows football. when benhakker told these clowns that they need to raise the level of play they all were insulted that a foreigner had the gall to critique their football, “ our league is fine we have people coming from all over the region playing in our league our coaches are license with accreditation from here there and every where, how dare this WHITE MAN from europe come here and belittle us”.

and it wasn't just Leo benhakker who saw the holes and the kinks, francisco maturana also gave advice to the league though not as forceful as benhakker and so did oto fister who even went as far as to say the leagues were doing the lads a disservice by dragging them across the globe for try outs in these bush leagues so that the club owners could line their selfish pockets.

wim rijsbergen nailed it when he basically shot himself in the foot with the rum and coconut water comment.......and putting it in a nut shell...... his message was...we are an irresponsible people with so very much at our finger tips who take life for granted, and could achieve so much more only if we had the right temperament and work ethic. but no one saw it that way, in fact everyone thought wim spoke out of turn, until everyone was calling for his head instead of taking the message for what it was worth.

in europe people basically work like dogs for what they have (don’t be fooled by popular opinion that europe is somehow a paradise), in fact we in most cases have a higher standard of living per capita than most regions of the world, yet we take for granted all the blessing we have and basically piss on it because of our lazy complaisant greedy ways. it would be an understatement to say that we in trinidad is not a nurturing people, in fact we are our own worst enemy. we have a sense of entitlement that surpasses the aristocracy of medieval france yet no one can justify this sentiment in a million years.

to think that a poor nation like honduras has a better league than us is totally shameful on our part given the resources we have at our disposal, yet what is even more shameful is to think that we could just assemble a team and send them to these places on short preparation where the people in the places nurture what little that they have and do all that is necessary to ensure success, not only is it shameful it’s insanity yet we do it over and over again.

TBH, we deserve everything we’re getting and more. and until our lazy destructive mind set changes and we as a collective unit come together instead of querelling like a bunch of jammets roll up our sleeves and get to work, not just hard but smart, we will continue to be the whipping boys of all sports disciplines in the region and by extent the world.
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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #393 on: November 20, 2019, 09:23:18 PM »
This man is a walking lawsuit. It's unreal that people like him are making financial decisions. Corneal xome back for a second try and get the run around by DJW:

https://trinidadexpress.com/sports/local/m-for-corneal/article_618c5370-0bfc-11ea-873a-1313e283a3ee.html
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Tobago clubs condemn actions of TFA’s head
« Reply #394 on: November 21, 2019, 07:00:05 AM »
Tobago clubs condemn actions of TFA’s head
By Sheldon Pierre (T&T Newsday)


THE majority of the member clubs of the Tobago Football Association (TFA) are condemning the unlawful actions made by their president Anthony Moore to select the representatives for the upcoming TT Football Association’s (TTFA) AGM and elections, on Sunday.

A Tobago club representative, Desmond Alfred said, “The TFA convened an executive meeting on October 31 to identify the delegates that will represent the zone at the AGM. There were seven executive members: four of them were present constituting a quorum including, the president Anthony Moore, who is a candidate on (David) John-Williams’ slate.” He continued, “The president should have recused himself in accordance to TFA’s constitution (Article 37.3) requiring him to do so due to the conflict of interest and that would have left them with three persons so it wouldn’t have been a quorum. However, the TFA sent in their three names to the TTFA.”

The clubs decided to take matters into their own hands, as Alfred explained, “The representatives of the clubs of the zone asked for a meeting with the TFA and at that meeting there were nine clubs present. Then, Mr Moore asked for the bona fide (names) of the delegates of the clubs but they didn’t walk with any so, he declared that he cannot proceed with the meeting but there were some discussions.”

A disheartened Alfred said, “The clubs called a meeting of its members and they decided to identify their own delegates to sit at the AGM on November 24. We are now hoping that the electoral committee will determine who will be seated at the meeting whether it will be the unconstitutional or the constitutional delegates.”

He vehemently mentioned, “The majority of clubs in Tobago are not supporting the non-performance of the current administration.”
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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #395 on: November 21, 2019, 08:35:49 AM »
Good on you tobago. if trinidadians had one fifth of the integrity and class that tobagonians posses collectively, this country would be leaps and bounds ahead. we trinis are a bunch of sellout self servicing unpatriotic crooks who are void of ideas and know how, not just in sports but every aspect of our existence.

 we somehow fool ourselves into thinking that we posses a high level of know how and deem ourselves to be well rounded forward thinking people when nothing could be further from the truth, in reality we are our own worst enemy though we tend to think otherwise. we kid ourselves into believing that we are the brightest bulbs in the room when the opposite affect is true.

Thank you tobago for leading the way. if tobagonians really step forward and take hold of this nation we would be a first class republic in the very near future.

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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #396 on: November 21, 2019, 08:46:36 AM »
If a man has a multi-million dollar debt and is simultaneously entrusted with the stewardship of millions of dollars in a separate capacity, what's the exposure to risk of the $ placed under his stewardship?
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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #397 on: November 21, 2019, 09:42:54 PM »
Good on you tobago. if trinidadians had one fifth of the integrity and class that tobagonians posses collectively, this country would be leaps and bounds ahead. we trinis are a bunch of sellout self servicing unpatriotic crooks who are void of ideas and know how, not just in sports but every aspect of our existence.

 we somehow fool ourselves into thinking that we posses a high level of know how and deem ourselves to be well rounded forward thinking people when nothing could be further from the truth, in reality we are our own worst enemy though we tend to think otherwise. we kid ourselves into believing that we are the brightest bulbs in the room when the opposite affect is true.

Thank you tobago for leading the way. if tobagonians really step forward and take hold of this nation we would be a first class republic in the very near future.

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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #398 on: November 21, 2019, 11:15:32 PM »
All you "Englishmen" on the forum would be happy that TTFA has made it on the Daily Mail.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7712135/Trinidad-Tobagos-controversial-FA-mess-ahead-presidential-election.html
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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #399 on: November 22, 2019, 09:23:45 AM »
Good on you tobago. if trinidadians had one fifth of the integrity and class that tobagonians posses collectively, this country would be leaps and bounds ahead. we trinis are a bunch of sellout self servicing unpatriotic crooks who are void of ideas and know how, not just in sports but every aspect of our existence.

 we somehow fool ourselves into thinking that we posses a high level of know how and deem ourselves to be well rounded forward thinking people when nothing could be further from the truth, in reality we are our own worst enemy though we tend to think otherwise. we kid ourselves into believing that we are the brightest bulbs in the room when the opposite affect is true.

Thank you tobago for leading the way. if tobagonians really step forward and take hold of this nation we would be a first class republic in the very near future.

Speak for yourself
prove me wrong. for instance we had two tobago PMs including the one we have now, and compared to manning panday and bisesser the man has gotten so much done in his 4 years in charge, things that should have been accomplished years ago.

i know in today’s world people love to measure progress by tangibles (things we could actually touch and visualize) but seldom count the things that actually contribute to our standard of living like legislations, appointments, power deal brokering, proper management, creating structure and efficiency, transparency and accountability these are the things that PM rowley has brought to the table that all the others simply ignored......first world standards...a stalwart of a man.

I will excuse dr Williams in this regard because he had to fix our country from scratch and did not have the time nor the resources to address everything in his 18 year tenure, even though his detractors seem to think not. my grandfather was a friend and colleague of the great man and though they butt heads on a lot of issues they seem to have more in common than not. the old man was a true diehard pnm to the bone and would tell stories of how disheveled this country was during the colonial era and how the pnm rolled up their sleeves and gave us infrastructure and a standard of living.

gramps would talk about the out houses, the barrack yards, the tenement yards, the lack of street lights the poverty and shanties scattered throughout the capital the lack of roads and the lack of opportunity for the sub classes, he lamented all these things and being an educated man himself of the french creole stock deemed himself fortunate but couldn’t help but lament and support the cause of the not so fortunate while rubbishing the crown colony system, and supporting his dear friend doc as he affectionately referred to him.

ANR Robinson was another giant of a man, and though he didn’t do as much for trinidad as he should have he certainly put tobago on a treadmill to progress. he build roads highways schools and created legislation to move the island forward. today tobago has more structure than that of trinidad in terms of its up keep and in areas like water shortage, power outages and flooding which seldom phase the island
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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #400 on: November 22, 2019, 10:18:02 PM »
Geez, the Guardian and Alibey are a mess. Zoe is a "he" and a letter purportedly written to CONCACAF is presented as being "from CONCACAF". What to say?
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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #401 on: November 23, 2019, 02:42:00 AM »
United TTFA calls on John-Williams to step down.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Unit­ed TTFA pres­i­den­tial can­di­date William Wal­lace has called on in­cum­bent T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent David John-Williams, one of the three can­di­dates for to­mor­row’s T&TFA Elec­tion, to step down.

At a press con­fer­ence at the Har­vard Sports and Cul­tur­al Club in Port-of-Spain on Fri­day, Wal­lace, sup­port­ed by vice pres­i­dent can­di­dates Clynt Tay­lor, Sam Phillips and Su­san Joseph-War­rick, said he was mak­ing his call due to the many poor de­ci­sions by John-Williams which had sunk the foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion in­to fur­ther debt.

Wal­lace said he al­so be­lieves John-Williams’ in­volve­ment in a Ven­tures Cred­it Union mat­ter was al­so a rea­son for him to re­sign as head of the em­bat­tled foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion.

“The Unit­ed TTFA is ask­ing David John-Williams to search deep for his own moral com­pass and do the de­cent and ho­n­ourable thing to step down and give foot­ball a chance to breathe,” Wal­lace said.

He ex­plained that John-Williams’ mis­steps had seen the as­so­ci­a­tion in­cur a debt of ap­prox­i­mate­ly $15 mil­lion in one week. He said his group was al­so cur­rent­ly in dis­cus­sion with an­oth­er com­pa­ny which had tak­en the TTFA to court to dis­cuss a pay­ment plan, say­ing judge­ment for that par­ty will come soon.

Wal­lace point­ed first­ly to for­mer tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Kendall Walkes’ case, say­ing the FI­FA had ad­vised John-Williams and the TTFA to sit and rene­go­ti­ate with the Walkes for a new con­tract but John-Williams chose to go to court. He said for­mer na­tion­al coach Stephen Har was mean­while in­vit­ed to Grand Bazaar and fired al­though he rea­son­ably gave John-Williams an op­tion to just pay off his un­paid wages and for just one year of his three-year con­tract. Ac­cord­ing to Wal­lace, John-Williams al­so re­fused to ho­n­our a new agree­ment by the TTFA to pay tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor An­ton Corneal.

On­ly on Mon­day, John-Williams had basked in the glo­ry of open­ing the new Home of Foot­ball at Bal­main, Cou­va, which fea­tured vis­its by Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley and FI­FA pres­i­dent Gi­an­ni In­fan­ti­no. But Wal­lace said the day af­ter that open­ing, the TTFA was served with an­oth­er law­suit from a com­pa­ny that had pro­vid­ed steel for the foot­ball home.

Wal­lace al­so took a swipe at John-Williams’ in­volve­ment with a per­son­al loan from Ven­tures Cred­it Union, say­ing once the in­tegri­ty of a leader comes in­to ques­tion the or­gan­i­sa­tion al­so comes in­to ques­tion.

The Unit­ed TTFA boss al­so called on the elec­torate to vote in the in­ter­est of the sport amid ru­mours that mon­ey was be­ing paid to buy votes for to­mor­row.

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Petition for DJW to step down resurfaces.
By Narissa Fraser (Newsday).


AN online petition calling for TT Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams’ resignation has resurfaced.

The petition was created in June by David Rigsby in June on Change.org. It is titled: David John-Williams must step down as the TTFA president.

The description says, “The TTFA president has failed to develop and enhance the growth of TT football in his tenure. He has shown a lack of vision for the overall development of our football teams.”

It has got over 1,600 signatures thus far and a number of comments.

When it was initially created, former Strike Squad captain Clayton Morris was vocal about his support.

Some replies on the website included comments like, “The great decline in our football must end today. The dictator style must go, and real development must start immediately. The regime has made error after error, with no apology or transparency,” and “It’s time for change, invest in grassroots football system and have educated professionals to identify our talents.”

Others said, “This petition should be unnecessary. After the mess of the Gold Cup, he should tender his resignation,” and “An honourable man would resign.”

Within this week alone, the TTFA has lost two court cases. In a High Court ruling, on Tuesday, Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell ordered the TTFA to pay former senior men’s national coach Stephen Hart $5 million for wrongful dismissal and unpaid salaries and bonuses. And on Wednesday, former TT youth football team coach, men’s team assistant and TTFA technical director Anton Corneal was awarded $3,488,375, in an oral ruling by High Court judge Vasheist Kokaram.

In addition,co-operative development commissioner Andrea McKennan ruled, on Monday, that John-Williams should pay Venture Credit Union $23,540,269. It is still unclear whether this matter was TTFA-related. The union’s executive body cannot confirm or deny this, since other details of the judgment are considered confidential.

The credit union said it is willing to levy if it is not paid off.

John-Williams began his tenure in November 2015, replacing Raymond Tim Kee.

He will aim to retain the presidency in the TTFA’s elections on Sunday. Contesting him is Secondary Schools Football League president William Wallace and Terminix La Horquetta Rangers owner Richard Ferguson.

Newsday tried contacting John-Williams on several occasions about these matters, but all calls and messages went unanswered.

United TTFA wants John-Williams to step down.
By Narissa Fraser (Newsday)


AS the TT Football Association’s (TTFA) elections approaches, presidential candidate William Wallace claims members of his slate have been offered cash to vote for current TTFA head David John-Williams. As such, his slate – United TTFA – is now calling on the TTFA boss to step down as a presidential candidate.

At a media conference at the Harvard Sports Club, St James on Friday, Wallace said offers ranging from $10,000 and $50,000 have been made thus far.

“At the end of the day, we have confidence and we believe in the delegates. And we are hoping that football would be the winner and not a chance to pocket $10,000.

“Let’s say we have proof that persons were paying for votes, and let’s say that group gets into office – would I want to be part of something like that?

“If you started off by paying for votes, that tells me the direction you are going in. I don’t want to be part of that.”

He said if John-Williams remains president, its members would still be willing to be on the TTFA board. But he said the next four years would be tough if this occurs. “Of course, the focus would be on building back the game. That is our focus. Football is our focus.

“We are not about ourselves and looking for self-aggrandisement and what I did and leaving my legacy. I have no legacy, the legacy is football.”

The elections will be held on Sunday. In addition to John-Williams and Wallace, Terminix La Horquetta Rangers owner Richard Ferguson will also be vying for TTFA president.

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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #402 on: November 23, 2019, 02:48:04 AM »
No ‘swoosh’ on Nike, TTFA deal.
By Narissa Fraser (Newsday).


DJW: Rivals presenting ‘gross inaccuracies’

ALTHOUGH THEIR slogan is Just Do It, Nike, a multinational billion-dollar urban apparel and sports company, said it has “no intention to pursue” any arrangement to sponsor or supply team product to the TT Football Association, undermining claims made by United TTFA, a group of stakeholders attempting to unseat David John-Williams as the head of local football.

John-Williams on Friday accused United TTFA of stating “gross inaccuracies” to the public about a potential deal with Nike. But the group says it never said the deal was finalised, and that it was always made clear it was still in the proposal stages. The TTFA will hold its elections on Sunday at the Home of Football in Couva.

At a press conference in Port of Spain on November 2, United TTFA said it was “closing in” on securing millions of dollars in sponsorship. It listed Nike as one of the potential sponsors on board if they win on Sunday.

Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) president and TTFA presidential candidate William Wallace said, “We all know who Nike is. I cannot sit in this room today and say this if I did not want to face the courts. This has happened and Nike will be in this region.”

He said apart from providing uniforms for the teams, the company would be opening a retail store in T&T.

In addition to Nike, the team’s list of international sponsors included: Currencies Direct, Grid Powr, Ola, Jellybean, Spectrum Brands, IMR, The Travel Company, Groupe Seb, Macosport and Tourism Ireland. Letters of commitment for Currencies Direct and IMR were presented.

At another press conference at the Harvard Sports Club, Port of Spain on Friday, Wallace assured all sponsors are still on board.

“Our sponsors are standing firm, they are standing with us. We submitted a technical plan that they are happy with and they know we have to rebuild. Up to this time, they are standing with us.”

But John-Williams is now claiming the group was dishonest and that Nike did not agree to partner with the TTFA.

The TTFA boss issued a press release on Friday evening, saying, “Over the past four years, we have worked tirelessly to repair damaged relationships and bring stability back to the TTFA.

“As president of the TTFA, I have been made aware of some damaging news that may have just set us back along our path to building key partnerships and changing the image of the TTFA.”

In an official document obtained by Newsday dated November 12, Nike’s senior counsel for North America sports marketing Zoe Braithwaite denied such agreements.

The letter, addressed to Concacaf, said, “We understand there have been media reports suggesting Nike would be interested to sponsor and supply team product to the TTFA. I write to confirm there is no such agreement in place with Nike and the TTFA and Nike has no intention to pursue one.”

Braithwaite said the TTFA “may have had conversations” with the company’s sales arm in the UK.

“I can confirm these did not develop beyond a conversation and have now ceased.”

Nike is one of Concacaf’s sponsors.

United TTFA was also recently accused of presenting a false document, allegedly issued by the Junior Sammy Group of Companies. Wallace later admitted the document (an undated letter with the group’s logo and purporting that the company supports Wallace and his team at the November 24 TTFA elections), was an error from someone seeking sponsorship for the group, in the event that they emerge victorious in the elections.

John-Williams’ press release said, “We must now ask ourselves, why would this group state such gross inaccuracies? It seems that this trait is embedded in their DNA.

“Not too long ago, at their campaign launch this same group presented a fraudulent letter from one of TTFA’s corporate sponsors. Damage control was needed then. “Fast forward to two days before the election, we find ourselves in a similar position, this time with one of sport’s biggest brands.”

United TTFA responded to these claims on Friday evening, calling it a “desperate effort to deny United TTFA a victory at the polls.”

It said, “From the outset at its launch at the Queen’s Park Oval on Saturday 2 November, we have always said the projected relationship with Nike is a proposal to be confirmed if United TTFA won the elections on Sunday. The agents of United TTFA have dealt solely with Nike UK. United TTFA has, in its possession, correspondence from Nike representatives referring to the proposed deal.”

It said United TTFA’s agents in the UK will make an official response today and asked the public to ignore the remarks made by John-Williams.

It also said Concacaf’s interference in the TTFA’s internal affairs and elections will not be tolerated.

“John-Williams is demonstrating the full extent of his vindictiveness and desperation by his willingness to deny a huge sponsorship opportunity to TTFA and T&T football,“The enormous volume of bad publicity surrounding TTFA, including in yesterday’s Daily Mail, and third party interference by persons acting on behalf of John-Williams have resulted in Nike withdrawing their enthusiasm for any deal.”

An article on news website Daily Mail UK on Thursday titled ‘TT’s controversial FA are in a mess ahead of presidential election’, John-Williams was mentioned concerning the increasing debt of the TTFA.

The TTFA has lost two court cases this week. In a High Court ruling, on Tuesday, Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell ordered the TTFA to pay former senior men’s national coach Stephen Hart $5 million for wrongful dismissal and unpaid salaries and bonuses. And on Wednesday, former T&T youth football team coach, men’s team assistant and TTFA technical director Anton Corneal was awarded $3,488,375, in an oral ruling by High Court judge Vasheist Kokaram.

In addition to John-Williams and Wallace, Terminix La Horquetta Rangers owner Richard Ferguson will also be vying for TTFA president.'


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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #403 on: November 23, 2019, 05:40:27 AM »
The letter that is represented as being from Nike is deficient in a couple regards. Certainly, to best contextualize the weight, validity and import of the letter, with granularity, other accompanying correspondence should have been released at the same time "the Nike  letter" was placed in the public domain (and should still be released non-selectively without redaction).

Also, given the finality that punctuates "the Nike letter", seemingly it would be in Nike's purported interest to have made/presented a cease and desist document. None was rendered.

Finally, if CONCACAF wishes to preserve the gloss of neutrality that it has posited it holds in the TTFA electoral process (consonant with FIFA), then CONCACAF should act to redress the chain and totality of correspondence, present transparency with respect to the correspondence, and clean up the implicit manner in which an apparent leak of a communication to CONCACAF ends up as influence-bearing in the politicized public domain that frames the TTFA election. Unless CONCACAF prefers to table a position of favoring the incumbent.

"The Nike letter" references the TTFA ... those acting on behalf of the TTFA. It makes no reference to the United TTFA either specifically or by allusion.
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Re: TTFA Presidency Polls; The countdown to election begins.
« Reply #404 on: November 23, 2019, 05:56:38 AM »
This evil fat f**k will not go easy. what’s with this wanker? he damaged foot all on all levels and is now trying to claw his way right back by trying to bribe people to vote for him like jack warner did, and now he’s acting like he somehow has a right to rule football? I guess it’s true when people claim that trinidad is not a real place, it certainly doesn’t seem so.

As for William wallace, this is strike 2, please mister man please dot all your iiis and cross all your ttts because this wicked fat bastard is a crook and knows how to manipulate things in his favor. I’m really disappointed in the United ttfa for being so slack and nonchalant.

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« Reply #405 on: November 23, 2019, 06:02:32 AM »
This evil fat f**k will not go easy. what’s with this wanker? he damaged foot all on all levels and is now trying to claw his way right back by trying to bribe people to vote for him like jack warner did, and now he’s acting like he somehow has a right to rule football? I guess it’s true when people claim that trinidad is not a real place, it certainly doesn’t seem so.

As for William wallace, this is strike 2, please mister man please dot all your iiis and cross all your ttts because this wicked fat bastard is a crook and knows how to manipulate things in his favor. I’m really disappointed in the United ttfa for being so slack and nonchalant.

I know you've been following ... if you think about it carefully, you'll appreciate that this action by DJW was predictable. However, while it defines DJW particularly well, it does not have to define the outcome.

Like you, there's no doubt in my mind that the United TTFA left themselves exposed to this, but I think we will find that clutching at straw is an insufficient flotation device.
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« Reply #406 on: November 23, 2019, 06:11:00 AM »
This evil fat f**k will not go easy. what’s with this wanker? he damaged foot all on all levels and is now trying to claw his way right back by trying to bribe people to vote for him like jack warner did, and now he’s acting like he somehow has a right to rule football? I guess it’s true when people claim that trinidad is not a real place, it certainly doesn’t seem so.

As for William wallace, this is strike 2, please mister man please dot all your iiis and cross all your ttts because this wicked fat bastard is a crook and knows how to manipulate things in his favor. I’m really disappointed in the United ttfa for being so slack and nonchalant.

I know you've been following ... if you think about it carefully, you'll appreciate that this action by DJW was predictable. However, while it defines DJW particularly well, it does not have to define the outcome.

Like you, there's no doubt in my mind that the United TTFA left themselves exposed to this, but I think we will find that clutching at straw is an insufficient flotation device.
in all honest mate i’m exhausted and just want this thing to come to an end. its been four years now since we had this nightmare tossed at us which was very reminiscent of the jack warner era, just when you think you’ve past the worst there’s worst to come.

I will be honest, i’m very uneasy with this DJW man and right now I’m not so sure well see the last of him. what do you think?

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« Reply #407 on: November 23, 2019, 06:28:04 AM »
This evil fat f**k will not go easy. what’s with this wanker? he damaged foot all on all levels and is now trying to claw his way right back by trying to bribe people to vote for him like jack warner did, and now he’s acting like he somehow has a right to rule football? I guess it’s true when people claim that trinidad is not a real place, it certainly doesn’t seem so.

As for William wallace, this is strike 2, please mister man please dot all your iiis and cross all your ttts because this wicked fat bastard is a crook and knows how to manipulate things in his favor. I’m really disappointed in the United ttfa for being so slack and nonchalant.

I know you've been following ... if you think about it carefully, you'll appreciate that this action by DJW was predictable. However, while it defines DJW particularly well, it does not have to define the outcome.

Like you, there's no doubt in my mind that the United TTFA left themselves exposed to this, but I think we will find that clutching at straw is an insufficient flotation device.
in all honest mate i’m exhausted and just want this thing to come to an end. its been four years now since we had this nightmare tossed at us which was very reminiscent of the jack warner era, just when you think you’ve past the worst there’s worst to come.

I will be honest, i’m very uneasy with this DJW man and right now I’m not so sure well see the last of him. what do you think?

If what DJW is true, then what asylum says is true. They can't give any perception of wrong doing on their part. But I feel it must be some Nike agent made some promise,  and Wallace and them run with that as some official Nike endorsement.

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« Reply #408 on: November 23, 2019, 09:05:57 AM »
This evil fat f**k will not go easy. what’s with this wanker? he damaged foot all on all levels and is now trying to claw his way right back by trying to bribe people to vote for him like jack warner did, and now he’s acting like he somehow has a right to rule football? I guess it’s true when people claim that trinidad is not a real place, it certainly doesn’t seem so.

As for William wallace, this is strike 2, please mister man please dot all your iiis and cross all your ttts because this wicked fat bastard is a crook and knows how to manipulate things in his favor. I’m really disappointed in the United ttfa for being so slack and nonchalant.

I know you've been following ... if you think about it carefully, you'll appreciate that this action by DJW was predictable. However, while it defines DJW particularly well, it does not have to define the outcome.

Like you, there's no doubt in my mind that the United TTFA left themselves exposed to this, but I think we will find that clutching at straw is an insufficient flotation device.
in all honest mate i’m exhausted and just want this thing to come to an end. its been four years now since we had this nightmare tossed at us which was very reminiscent of the jack warner era, just when you think you’ve past the worst there’s worst to come.

I will be honest, i’m very uneasy with this DJW man and right now I’m not so sure well see the last of him. what do you think?

If what DJW is true, then what asylum says is true. They can't give any perception of wrong doing on their part. But I feel it must be some Nike agent made some promise,  and Wallace and them run with that as some official Nike endorsement.
who cares if he’s true or not, i just want this jerk out of our football. let him to back to his club and destroy that not our national set up. my only concern is if he has a chance to win tomorrow that’s all i care about ATM.

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« Reply #409 on: November 23, 2019, 09:50:39 AM »
I Hope the eligible voters representing zones and organizations are not putting weight on a Nike sponsorship deal, as great that may be, we have other issues that should take priority like who's slate has the best interest of Trinidad & Tobago's football. Which group will go in roll up their sleeves and address the underlying issues in the next four years should be what they're looking at. Who will be transparent to public. Who will handle football matters the right way and be inclusive of all NT's and zones. Nike will not go into an unstable organization with their reputation as a leading brand in sports. However if he get our house in order it can certainly be attractive for them.

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« Reply #410 on: November 23, 2019, 10:22:51 AM »
If DJW is re-elected, it will be equivalent to the disappointment of 1989. Those who love TT football will see his re-election the same way.

Any evidence of him buying votes should be brought to the forefront immediately.

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« Reply #411 on: November 23, 2019, 10:41:30 AM »
If DJW is re-elected, it will be equivalent to the disappointment of 1989. Those who love TT football will see his re-election the same way.

Any evidence of him buying votes should be brought to the forefront immediately.

it is hard not to make this analogy to Trump and the repubs. he could shoot somebody on 5th ave and they would not care. He is taking examples straight out of the special advisor's playbook.
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« Reply #412 on: November 23, 2019, 11:06:20 AM »
Yeah. Such irony. Sounds like he's a "mini Trump".

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« Reply #413 on: November 23, 2019, 11:17:28 AM »
I Hope the eligible voters representing zones and organizations are not putting weight on a Nike sponsorship deal, as great that may be, we have other issues that should take priority like who's slate has the best interest of Trinidad & Tobago's football. Which group will go in roll up their sleeves and address the underlying issues in the next four years should be what they're looking at. Who will be transparent to public. Who will handle football matters the right way and be inclusive of all NT's and zones. Nike will not go into an unstable organization with their reputation as a leading brand in sports. However if he get our house in order it can certainly be attractive for them.

Had DJW put as much effort into good governance as he is putting into his straw-clutching, cling to power by whatever means necessary campaign, he would have not needed a clutching at straws strategy. This is the genius who signed an apparel deal that lasted for only the Gold Cup, remember?
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« Reply #414 on: November 23, 2019, 12:16:30 PM »
Ah can't wait to see John Williams and the rest of his gangsters out and gone . It's nauseating to think we have to put up with another four years of this ridiculous conniving, arrogant man in charge of football in Trinidad . Ah hope de electorate is not fooled by all he trump like crap!

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« Reply #415 on: November 23, 2019, 12:17:50 PM »
John-Williams sabotages United TTFA Nike proposal.
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United TTFA is aware of a letter from international sportswear giant Nike being circulated by David John-Williams in the run up to Sunday's election of officers. The letter states, inter alia, "there is no deal in place between Nike and the TTFA and Nike has no intention to pursue one", and is being used by John-Williams in a last ditch, desperate effort to deny United TTFA a victory at the polls.

In response to this travesty, United TTFA categorically states:

1. From the outset at its launch at the Queen's Park Oval on Saturday 2 November, we have always said the projected relationship with Nike is a proposal to be confirmed if United TTFA won the elections on Sunday.

2. The agents of United TTFA have dealt solely with Nike UK.

3. United TTFA has, in its possession, correspondence from Nike representatives referring to the proposed deal. Notably, the Nike letter to CONCACAF admits to discussions between United TTFA and Nike UK.

4. The enormous volume of bad publicity surrounding TTFA, including in yesterday's Daily Mail, and third party interference by persons acting on behalf of John-Williams have resulted in Nike withdrawning their enthusiasm for any deal.

5. Indeed, John-Williams, who has failed spectacularly to attract one significant sponsor to TTFA, is demonstrating the full extent of his vindictiveness and desperation by his willingness to deny a huge sponsorship opportunity to TTFA and Trinidad and Tobago football, in the pursuit of his narrow, selfish political ends.

6. United TTFA is not surprised at this desperate attack to distract from the personal and professional ethical shortcomings of David John Williams that have resulted in several high profile court judgments including one for over TTD 23 million dollars.

7. What is clear from the Nike letter shared by John-Williams is that the correspondence is between Nike and CONCACAF, not John-Williams. CONCACAF's interference in the internal affairs of TTFA and in our local election will not be tolerated by the Trinidad andTobago football stakeholders and public

8. It being Friday night in the United Kingdom, United TTFA's agents there advise they will respond officially to United TTFA and to the letter being circulated by John-Williams tomorrow, Saturday, morning (UK time).

United TTFA calls on the football community and public to ignore John-Williams desperate moves in the remaining hours prior to Sunday's election.

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« Reply #416 on: November 23, 2019, 03:01:21 PM »
It seems as though I have to say some serious prayers tomorrow for what is Best For Trinidad & Tobago Football. Where there is no Vision the People Perish.

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« Reply #417 on: November 23, 2019, 05:35:04 PM »
Players over DJW and his bullshit as well. Joevin, Nash, Cato, Hyland to name a few. By 4pm Sunday the results should be available. I hope and pray DJW is unseated. Some players are so concerned, they think the election is just a hoax, because DJW have some important votes in his pockets.

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« Reply #418 on: November 23, 2019, 06:01:06 PM »
Players over DJW and his bullshit as well. Joevin, Nash, Cato, Hyland to name a few. By 4pm Sunday the results should be available. I hope and pray DJW is unseated. Some players are so concerned, they think the election is just a hoax, because DJW have some important votes in his pockets.

As fans...this might be our biggest win or loss since 05/06

I know. As the election gets closer, it's beginning to feel more like a big game or qualifier, rather than an election..

Whatever the result is tomorrow, this will be another November date in the Trinidad and Tobago football history books.

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« Reply #419 on: November 23, 2019, 06:50:21 PM »


Alibey, be a patriot and figure out your way to Deep Throat this thing and impeach DJW.

Dear Vic, ah feel Dear ______ will not appreciate the coming intrusion of privacy should CONCACAF's meddling return the incumbent to office.
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