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Boatswain double gives T&T 2-0 win over Barbados.
« on: March 11, 2017, 02:48:57 AM »
Boatswain double gives T&T 2-0 win over Barbados.
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Debut Win for Dennis

It was a dose of double sweet debuts for Senior Men’s team head coach Dennis Lawrence and forward Jamille Boatswain as this country completed a 2-0 victory over Barbados in Friday night’s international friendly at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Lawrence made his debut as senior team head coach while Boatswain entered the field in the 32nd minute before opening the scoring in the 36th and 45th minutes also on debut for the hosts.

The match began with a minute silence as a mark of respect to assistant coach Stern John whose daughter Nikela passed away the previous evening. The members of both teams also wore black armbands for the match.

Following a near miss by Jameel Perry, Boatswain demonstrated how to convert as he collected a ball on the left after being sent clear by a long ball from Darren Mitchell, before firing a powerful right-footer into the top left-hand corner of Dario Weir’s goal to give the appreciative crowd something to cheer.

With the half winding down, Boatswain then doubled T&T’s advantage when he latched onto Hashim Arcia’s pass and unleashed a right footer into the far left corner.

Marvin Phillip was the captain on the night for T&T and he had little to do in goal as T&T kept the visitors at bay for the majority of the encounter.

T&T’s first real attempt came on ten minutes when Alvin Jones saw his free kick go wide of the mark. Later on a third successive corner by Jones led to Daneil Cyrus’ header crashing off the crossbar.

Perry went close with a left footed attempt that missed the upright with Weir in no man’s land.

Then came a pivotal moment a minute later when Perry got a through ball from the middle and, after being sent wide by the retreating defenders, slotted his left-footed shot wide of the mark, with Weir beaten.

Sean De Silva also went close with a near post shot that connected with the post on its way out in the 66th.

Substitute Jamoul Francois missed a glorious opportunity to complete the rout with a third item in added on time when he met a through ball but directed his effort inches wide of the far right post from close range.

Lawrence made seven changes during the match with Keron Cummings making his first international appearance since recovering from a gun shot injury sustained last year, and veteran Carlos Edwards also making a second half appearance. Boatswain, Francois, Perry and Jared London all made their senior international debuts for T&T on the night.

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T&T: Marvin Phillip (capt); Daneil Cyrus (Jesus Perez 51st), Curtis Gonzales, Tristan Hodge, Alvin Jones; Jared London (Leston Paul 46th), Hughtun Hector, Sean De Silva (Carlos Edwards 76th), Darren Mitchell (Jomoul Francois 83rd), Hashim Arcia (Keron Cummings 72nd); Jameel Perry (Jamille Boatswain 32nd) Akeem Roach 62nd).

Barbados: Dario Weir (Kishmar Primus 72nd); Teriq Highland, Ranaldo Bailey, Alvin Chapman (Akeene Hill 72nd), Akeene Browne; Mario Williams (Sheran Hoyte 75th), Romario Harewood (Armando Lashley 65th), Arantees Lawrence (capt), Haydan Holligan (Darico King 79th), Omani Leacock (Raheim Sarjeant 46th); Shaquille Boyce (Jomo Harris 46th).

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Boatswain double delight as Warriors down Barbados 2-0.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


The Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team began life under new coach Dennis Lawrence with a 2-0 win over Barbados tonight, after a double by substitute Jamille Boatswain at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

The result snapped a run of three successive defeats on home soil by the Soca Warriors, who lost 2-0 to Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying action last November under Stephen Hart and then suffered back-to-back losses to Suriname and Haiti in the Caribbean Cup in January.

Boatswain, a Defence Force striker, was the biggest winner on the night although he ended with a rare statistical anomaly. He came off the bench to score twice before he was also replaced, midway through the second half.

Since he did not remain on the field as a substitute, FIFA rules do not credit him with a cap. So, he might be the only player in international football with two goals to his name despite not being credited with a single appearance!

Lawrence explained afterwards that he decided on sharing the 90 minutes evenly between Jameel Perry, Boatswain and Roach. So the shortened run-outs for the trio were not an indictment of the performance of any of them.

If this unnecessarily complicated the matter of Boatswain’s first international outing, there was little else to worry the rookie Trinidad and Tobago head coach.

The “Bajan Tridents” are ranked 156th in the world by FIFA—some 72 places lower than Trinidad and Tobago. They hustled and gave as good a showing as could be expected. But Warriors goalkeeper Marvin Phillip, who wore the captain’s armband, had just one save to make over the 90 minutes and it was a regulation catch.

Almost certainly, tonight’s workout would barely register as a test for a backline that faces Panama and Mexico next in World Cup qualifying action on 24 and 28 March respectively.

Still, there were encouraging signs for football fans as Lawrence’s team gave an early indication of their ethos with their efforts to keep the ball and attack in numbers, which was chalk and cheese from the timid, reactionary approach of his predecessor, Tom Saintfiet.

The Warriors played a 4-2-3-1 formation, which saw the full backs hug the touchline and the central defenders play as wide as the width of the penalty area while either of two holding central midfielders dropped into the space on occasion.

It was a near replication of W Connection’s system and certainly made sense of Lawrence’s decision to name Stuart Charles-Fevrier among his assistants. It was hard, though, to spot Fevrier on the bench, which could not hold the 11 technical staff members plus players—and there were five additional chairs for the spillover.

“Like Lawrence need to buy a bigger bench, boi!” shouted one member of the crowd.

Gone are the days when former head coach Stephen Hart had to choose between a masseuse and a team manager for overseas trips. And Lawrence’s bench was not even at full strength as an assistant coach, Stern John, was given the night off after the untimely death of his 19-year-old daughter, Nikela, roughly 24 hours earlier.

There was a moment’s silence for Nikela before the opening whistle.

On the field, the shackles appeared to be off as the Warriors were far more adventurous in their approach. And Lawrence certainly asked a lot of his full backs who were expected to be as comfortable on the ball as wingers.

Apart from Boatswain, midfield maestro Hughtun Hector and versatile defender Triston Hodge—who switched from left back to central defender without skipping a beat—looked the most comfortable with their new job descriptions.

Elsewhere, there was plenty of application and a few flashes of endeavour as the likes of Hashim Arcia, Darren Mitchell and Sean De Silva battled manfully.

Time will tell if having a midfielder drop between his two central defenders to collect the ball is a feasible plan under a typical Mexican full press. But  against Barbados, there was little cause for concern.

By the 10th minute, the Warriors were already in control and it was a surprise that they had to wait as long as the 36th minute for the opening goal.

Off a De Silva corner kick, Daneil Cyrus, restored to his favored role in central defence, almost got the first item in the 22nd minute with a header that clipped the top of the bar. And then Perry missed the first clear opportunity as he hit agonisingly wide after being sent clear by Arcia.

It spoiled a decent debut for Perry, who got around the pitch and held up the ball fairly well.

Boatswain is a more natural goalscorer, though, and boy did he prove it. Within seconds of his introduction, the bustling forward ran on to a diagonal ball from Mitchell, stepped inside off the left flank, stumbled and recovered his poise to blast into the far corner off the underside of the bar.

It was a replay of his sensational Pro Bowl strike against Central FC just last month.

As if that was not enough, Boatswain gave an encore in the first-half stoppage time. This time, Arcia released him down the other channel.

Bang! He spanked the ball low across the body of the Barbadian goalkeeper and into the far corner off the inside of the post.

At halftime, the crowd rose to its feet to offer a standing ovation to the striker whose knack of scoring goals earned him promotion from table-proppers Point Fortin Civic to the Warriors—via Defence Force—in a matter of two and a half months.

Leston Paul gave a decent showing off the bench in the second half while De Silva struck an upright and Jomoul Francois nearly got a late debut goal. But it was job done for the Warriors at the final whistle.

A two-goal win over Barbados might be two or three items under par. And the jury is still out on whether Trinidad and Tobago have the players with the necessary technique to implement Lawrence’s tactics against more accomplished opponents.

But, for the 3,000 supporters who turned out, it was the most fun they have had at a Warriors game in some time.

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Trinidad and Tobago (4-2-3-1): 1.Marvin Phillip (GK) (captain); 2.Alvin Jones, 5.Daneil Cyrus (16.Jesus Perez 51), 4.Curtis Gonzales, 3.Tristan Hodge, 8.Jared London (12.Leston Paul 46), 6.Hughtun Hector, 11.Darren Mitchell (17.Jomoul Francois 83), 10.Hashim Arcia (15.Keron Cummings 71), 7.Sean De Silva (20.Carlos Edwards 76), 9.Jameel Perry (13.Jamille Boatswain 33 [14.Akeem Roach 62).

Unused substitutes: 21.Glenroy Samuel (GK), 18.Maurice Ford, 19.Taryk Sampson.

Coach: Dennis Lawrence

Barbados (4-2-2-2): 22.Dario Weir (GK) (1.Kishmar Primus 75); 4.Akeene Browne, 2.Ranaldo Bailey, 3.Teriq Highland, 5.Alvin Chapman; 6.Mario Williams (14.Sheran Hoyte 75), 9.Omani Leacock (15.Raheim Sarjaent 46); 7.Haydan Holligan (13.Darico King 78), 11.Shaquille Boyce (16.Jomo Harris 46), 8.Romario Harewood (12.Armando Lashley 65), 10.Arantees Lawrence (captain).

Unused substitute: 17.Akeene Hill.

Coach: Collin Harewood

Referee: Crystal Sobers

International friendly
(Friday 10 March 2017)

Trinidad and Tobago 2 (Jamille Boatswain 36, 45), Barbados 0 at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

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Re: Boatswain double gives T&T 2-0 win over Barbados.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 06:24:31 AM »
Lasana: Since Boatswain did not remain on the field as a substitute, FIFA rules do not credit him with a cap. So, he might be the only player in international football with two goals to his name despite not being credited with a single appearance!

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 06:35:44 AM »
Hodge and Hector looked really good to me.

Mitchell, Arcia, Boatswain, Perry, Paul and de Silva played decent to.

Akeem Roach looks powerful, with him and Boatswain untop for T&T, could do some damage.

Cyrus played central defence.

I liked what I saw as far as attack goes, however, our defence wasn't really tested and that worries me, because Panama and Mexico will come at us hard, I feel the TTFA should try and get one more game, because we going into these WCQ with a false feeling about our defence.

There were most staff on the substitute bench than there were players.  :rotfl:

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 07:29:07 AM »
Tristan Hodge is one of the hardest working player I've seen in TT colours for some time,I hope to see more of him.

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 07:52:35 AM »
So it look like this might be we team for next game?
Williams
Hodge
Bateau
C.Mitchell
David
Cato
Paul
George
Boucaud
Joevin
Boatswain


Subs; Kenwyne, Hyland, De Silva, Roach, Garcia, Hector, Mitchell, Arcia, A.Jones, Ford, Abu Bakr, Phillips and Winchester.

Ah real sorry Cummings not fully ready yet.

And sorry Julius skip this game because it could cost him a place on de team and he look good for Central??

Lets see if Jonathan Glenn might be back to and John Bostock.

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 08:03:15 AM »
Review of Jabloteh's lineup will show that C. Mitchell is not playing. According to a reliable report, he is injured. I don't know when he is expected back, but today is the 11th.  Not sure he is the starting CB with Bateau.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 09:11:47 AM »
So it look like this might be we team for next game?
Williams
Hodge
Bateau
C.Mitchell
David
Cato
Paul
George
Boucaud
Joevin
Boatswain


Subs; Kenwyne, Hyland, De Silva, Roach, Garcia, Hector, Mitchell, Arcia, A.Jones, Ford, Abu Bakr, Phillips and Winchester.

Ah real sorry Cummings not fully ready yet.

And sorry Julius skip this game because it could cost him a place on de team and he look good for Central??

Lets see if Jonathan Glenn might be back to and John Bostock.

A forward scores two against Barbados population 300,000, and without any foreign based player, and he gets to start in the Hex?

Another one is averaging one goal every two games in Honduras first division and is not even in the roster 😂😂

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2017, 09:33:45 AM »
Con text context context - yeah  Barbados is not not a powerhouse however we needed a game of this nature to-
1  restore confidence
2 provide opportunities for new players
3. Provide coaching staff with some leverage to implement system

questions-

 do we celebrate the victory and use this  one off game as an adequate sampling for selecting  one or two players?

How about agame aganist Venezuela?

Or some of the Caribbean teams who qualified for Gold Cup? I am sure Jamaica itching to get a crack at we

Columbia?  We have South American countries within striking distance- let's see what's up?

I would say a few more games even an intersquad -  Foreign X1 versus Local X1

Host a mini camp with  all available eligible foreign plays  willing to come tryout  and let's see what comes out from the mix

I would think what the women's program is doing  with open camps could benefit  the men's program and we might just find a diamond in the rough

We need a more wholistic approach rather than trying to placate to  people who wish to see certain players from primarily one or two local clubs.

I say get a few more low challenging games - see if the locals could dominate them mix in with foreign talent aganist more formal cable opposition -

Consider bringing in  a Vietnam - Bangleish  or India - think of an untapped fan base for TNT that could potentially fill the stadium- not to mention that local players could get exposure to places for employment 

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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 10:04:40 AM »
So at least DL has a plan, a tactical plan. My concern is the player personnel against better quality opposition.

The formation is 4-2-3-1. He is playing out of the back, goalkeeper included. To help with possession the two wing backs spread and the DM drops in between the two CBs. This pushes the two wing backs further up as a natural outlet. The attacking 4 can then become an attacking 6 and with the right combinations it can work.

This was Barbados so its enough to establish the tactics but in small spurts when they pressed we were uncomfortable trying to play out the back. I don't know if it was because the pitch grass was left high as its the dry season but passes were generally under hit which broke up the continuity.

For the most part the team looked comfortable without spectacular, pro league tempo so the result was expected. I not going to rate any players

The reality is that we need more games to anchor the formation and tactics. The hope is that the overseas players can execute it with minimal preparation. It sounds bad but we need to get young Botswain out of here asap, clinical finisher seems a bit of a purist with all the physical attributes but still very raw.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 10:27:03 AM »
So at least DL has a plan, a tactical plan. My concern is the player personnel against better quality opposition.

The formation is 4-2-3-1. He is playing out of the back, goalkeeper included. To help with possession the two wing backs spread and the DM drops in between the two CBs. This pushes the two wing backs further up as a natural outlet. The attacking 4 can then become an attacking 6 and with the right combinations it can work.

This was Barbados so its enough to establish the tactics but in small spurts when they pressed we were uncomfortable trying to play out the back. I don't know if it was because the pitch grass was left high as its the dry season but passes were generally under hit which broke up the continuity.

For the most part the team looked comfortable without spectacular, pro league tempo so the result was expected. I not going to rate any players

The reality is that we need more games to anchor the formation and tactics. The hope is that the overseas players can execute it with minimal preparation. It sounds bad but we need to get young Botswain out of here asap, clinical finisher seems a bit of a purist with all the physical attributes but still very raw.

do stay at home or do they push up to provide support and maintain shape......don't like when defense sit too deep....especially if yuh DMs is yuh ball winners
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 11:57:55 AM »
So lasana said Tallest has spoken to bostock many times.. he is reluctant to join the team for the matches because it seems he's the key element for lens in their promotion push... doesn't make sense to me nonetheless as I believe intl football will help his value, unless he's waiting out for England

Ah notice flex leave out kenwyne in the starting, not happening unless Tallest has another plan for strikers.. Molino will also factor into that line up
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2017, 01:04:29 PM »
So lasana said Tallest has spoken to bostock many times.. he is reluctant to join the team for the matches because it seems he's the key element for lens in their promotion push... doesn't make sense to me nonetheless as I believe intl football will help his value, unless he's waiting out for England

Ah notice flex leave out kenwyne in the starting, not happening unless Tallest has another plan for strikers.. Molino will also factor into that line up

he has already switch allegiance  he is stuck with tnt....
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2017, 02:20:27 PM »
Tallest say there might be a couple of surprises among the foreign-based callups. Ah feel we go see a Keon Daniel or something.

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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2017, 02:31:10 PM »
So lasana said Tallest has spoken to bostock many times.. he is reluctant to join the team for the matches because it seems he's the key element for lens in their promotion push... doesn't make sense to me nonetheless as I believe intl football will help his value, unless he's waiting out for England

Ah notice flex leave out kenwyne in the starting, not happening unless Tallest has another plan for strikers.. Molino will also factor into that line up

he has already switch allegiance  he is stuck with tnt....

So he can't switch back? He hasn't suited up for the national team yet and hasn't been officially capped...

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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2017, 02:32:01 PM »
Tallest say there might be a couple of surprises among the foreign-based callups. Ah feel we go see a Keon Daniel or something.

Don't think so, it may be Deleon and other players maybe... daniel I don't see coming back

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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2017, 02:35:51 PM »
Dinner Mints! Keon Daniel?

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2017, 04:51:08 PM »
WATCH: Highlights of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2-0 win over Barbados.

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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2017, 05:11:39 PM »

Although I seriously question the quality of this opposition to prepare a current mentally weak T&T team, I hope this is the beginning of the right direction for the national team

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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2017, 07:52:27 PM »


This is the type of environment the Soca Warriors should have when at home, but of course past disappointing results will prevent this type of excitement from happening in the future  https://www.facebook.com/SocaTv/videos/1345021605572697/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2017, 03:24:14 AM »
So lasana said Tallest has spoken to bostock many times.. he is reluctant to join the team for the matches because it seems he's the key element for lens in their promotion push... doesn't make sense to me nonetheless as I believe intl football will help his value, unless he's waiting out for England

Ah notice flex leave out kenwyne in the starting, not happening unless Tallest has another plan for strikers.. Molino will also factor into that line up

he has already switch allegiance  he is stuck with tnt....

So he can't switch back? He hasn't suited up for the national team yet and hasn't been officially capped...

player are  allowed a one time switch thats it
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2017, 03:24:45 AM »
Tallest say there might be a couple of surprises among the foreign-based callups. Ah feel we go see a Keon Daniel or something.

Don't think so, it may be Deleon and other players maybe... daniel I don't see coming back

 A new UK based player ??
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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2017, 03:31:43 AM »
So lasana said Tallest has spoken to bostock many times.. he is reluctant to join the team for the matches because it seems he's the key element for lens in their promotion push... doesn't make sense to me nonetheless as I believe intl football will help his value, unless he's waiting out for England

Ah notice flex leave out kenwyne in the starting, not happening unless Tallest has another plan for strikers.. Molino will also factor into that line up

he has already switch allegiance  he is stuck with tnt....

So he can't switch back? He hasn't suited up for the national team yet and hasn't been officially capped...

player are  allowed a one time switch thats it

Well I guess he's focusing on his club now...

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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2017, 03:32:01 AM »
Tallest say there might be a couple of surprises among the foreign-based callups. Ah feel we go see a Keon Daniel or something.

Don't think so, it may be Deleon and other players maybe... daniel I don't see coming back

 A new UK based player ??

I hope so brother...

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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2017, 09:06:00 AM »
So lasana said Tallest has spoken to bostock many times.. he is reluctant to join the team for the matches because it seems he's the key element for lens in their promotion push... doesn't make sense to me nonetheless as I believe intl football will help his value, unless he's waiting out for England

Ah notice flex leave out kenwyne in the starting, not happening unless Tallest has another plan for strikers.. Molino will also factor into that line up

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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2017, 09:11:20 AM »
Soca Warriors pleases Lawrence.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


New T&T Soca Warriors coach Dennis Lawrence was left a very pleased man following his all locally-based senior men’s team defeat over world 156th ranked Barbados 2-0 in a friendly international at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on Friday.

Occupying his role as T&T coach for the first time in an international fixture since his appointment in January, Lawrence watched on from the sidelines as Defence Force striker and first-half substitute Jamille Boatswain netted a double inside 11 minutes of his introduction in the first half to secure the win, T&T’s 18th in 29 matches against the Barbadians.

Speaking following the encounter which was watched by a packed covered stands, Lawrence took the time to publicly send condolences to his assistant coach and former FIFA World Cup team-mate Stern John on the passing of his daughter.

With regards to the game, he said he was quite pleased, as well as displeased with some things.

Pointing out the positives, the 42-year-old Lawrence said, “I thought the boys tried to implement some of the things that we have worked on and in particular trying to maintain possession of the ball. However, I think in the second-half probably in the last 25-30 minutes we lost direction with regards to keeping the ball with purpose and we just started to keep the ball for keeping it sake.

“But in saying that it’s a young group and this is the first time they have had the opportunity of playing against a different opposition, and in general I was pleased with the attitude and effort.

“They tried to do the things we asked them to do, and I think it was a good night exercise for the boys and most importantly it was working towards something because we are working towards the Panama match (March 24).”

Asked to explain his reason for giving his three strikers a run out no longer than 45 minutes, Lawrence said he wanted all three of the strikers (Jameel Perry, Jamille Boatswain, Akeem Roach) to play equal minutes.

Lawrence said he thinks the most important thing is understanding that we still have the boys who are going to come from abroad.

“The idea is for them to come in and improve on what we have got at the moment and hopefully with the experience and the ability that these guys are going to bring its going to enhance the group

Admitting that he does not think the locals are up to par as yet, Lawrence added, “If it was just this local group going to play Panama, obviously we still have got a way to go in terms of our technical ability, in terms of our fitness levels, but I think that the boys coming in are going to add to the group and put us on par and be able to compete against Panama.”

On the performance of striker Boatswain, the T&T coach was impressed.

“I was delighted for him because he had 15 minutes in one half and 15 in the other and for him to come on and reacted the way he did and perform the way he did I am very pleased for him.”

Having seen him in action in the Digicel Pro Bowl where he led Defence Force to the title, Lawrence said, “That’s the fourth game I have seen him played in and he has scored six goals, so it's shows that he is doing something positive. He wants to learn and I am delighted for him.”

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By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


TRINIDAD AND Tobago football team coach Dennis Lawrence was pleased with the performance of the squad in their 2-0 win over Barbados in a friendly international at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on Friday night.

However, he was quick to admit that there are areas that needs to be worked on by the squad, before they engage in a pair of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at home to Panama and Mexico, on March 24 and 28 respectively.

“I was quite pleased with a lot of the things and then I was also displeased with a lot of the things,” Lawrence admitted.

“The boys tried to implement some of the things that we’ve worked on, one in particular trying to maintain possession of the ball.” Lawrence, who made his international debut as a coach, continued, “I think in the last 25-30 minutes we lost a bit of direction with regards to keeping the ball with purpose and we started to keep the ball for keeping the ball sake. But that would come with time. It’s a young group.

“In general, I was pleased with the attitude of the boys, I was pleased with the effort that they tried to do the things that we asked them to do and I think it was a good night’s exercise for the boys. Most importantly it was working towards something because we’re working towards the Panama game. That’s the most important thing.”

As far as the Panama fixture is concerned, Lawrence pointed out, “I think a lot of (the players) didn’t do themselves any harm and I’ll be assessing them in the next couple of days before I make any decision.” Lawrence clarified the use of his strikers, with Jameel Perry, Jamille Boatswain (who scored both goals against the Barbadians) and Akeem Roach all used in 30-minute intervals.

“The idea was I wanted all three of the strikers to play equal minutes,” he said. “I spoke to them before the game and I let them know they were all going to play 30 minutes and the only thing I asked of them was to give me 30 minutes of hard work. Don’t think of anything else.”

English-born midfielder John Bostock was highly sought after by previous coach Stephen Hart but Lawrence admitted that he would not be under consideration for the forthcoming qualifiers.

“The John Bostock situation is I had numerous conversations with (him),” Lawrence said.

“John is very enthusiastic about representing Trinidad and Tobago. Unfortunately, at the moment, he’s not in a position to commit himself internationally.

“I have to accept John’s decision and I have to think about the group that I’m going to work with.”

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Re: Boatswain double gives T&T 2-0 win over Barbados.
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2017, 10:56:46 AM »
Lasana: Since Boatswain did not remain on the field as a substitute, FIFA rules do not credit him with a cap. So, he might be the only player in international football with two goals to his name despite not being credited with a single appearance!
What's FIFA's logic for that rule ??? A player can come one in the final minute of injury time and not touch the ball but gets credit for a cap. Boatswain played 30 mins scored 2 goals in a dream debut and can't be capped bc he was subbed in and subbed out...don't makes much sense to me.

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Re: Boatswain double gives T&T 2-0 win over Barbados.
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2017, 09:20:26 AM »
To be honest, Cummings looked far superior and technically better than the rest of the players.

I hope Lawrence use this player more often.

A game or two more and he should be fully fit.


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Re: Boatswain double gives T&T 2-0 win over Barbados.
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2017, 11:23:08 AM »
To be honest, Cummings looked far superior and technically better than the rest of the players.

I hope Lawrence use this player more often.

A game or two more and he should be fully fit.



Interesting because big mag saw it differently..

I hope he also makes the cut...

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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2017, 07:20:33 PM »
Soca Warriors pleases Lawrence.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


New T&T Soca Warriors coach Dennis Lawrence was left a very pleased man following his all locally-based senior men’s team defeat over world 156th ranked Barbados 2-0 in a friendly international at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on Friday.

Occupying his role as T&T coach for the first time in an international fixture since his appointment in January, Lawrence watched on from the sidelines as Defence Force striker and first-half substitute Jamille Boatswain netted a double inside 11 minutes of his introduction in the first half to secure the win, T&T’s 18th in 29 matches against the Barbadians.

Speaking following the encounter which was watched by a packed covered stands, Lawrence took the time to publicly send condolences to his assistant coach and former FIFA World Cup team-mate Stern John on the passing of his daughter.

With regards to the game, he said he was quite pleased, as well as displeased with some things.

Pointing out the positives, the 42-year-old Lawrence said, “I thought the boys tried to implement some of the things that we have worked on and in particular trying to maintain possession of the ball. However, I think in the second-half probably in the last 25-30 minutes we lost direction with regards to keeping the ball with purpose and we just started to keep the ball for keeping it sake.

“But in saying that it’s a young group and this is the first time they have had the opportunity of playing against a different opposition, and in general I was pleased with the attitude and effort.

“They tried to do the things we asked them to do, and I think it was a good night exercise for the boys and most importantly it was working towards something because we are working towards the Panama match (March 24).”

Asked to explain his reason for giving his three strikers a run out no longer than 45 minutes, Lawrence said he wanted all three of the strikers (Jameel Perry, Jamille Boatswain, Akeem Roach) to play equal minutes.

Lawrence said he thinks the most important thing is understanding that we still have the boys who are going to come from abroad.

“The idea is for them to come in and improve on what we have got at the moment and hopefully with the experience and the ability that these guys are going to bring its going to enhance the group

Admitting that he does not think the locals are up to par as yet, Lawrence added, “If it was just this local group going to play Panama, obviously we still have got a way to go in terms of our technical ability, in terms of our fitness levels, but I think that the boys coming in are going to add to the group and put us on par and be able to compete against Panama.”

On the performance of striker Boatswain, the T&T coach was impressed.

“I was delighted for him because he had 15 minutes in one half and 15 in the other and for him to come on and reacted the way he did and perform the way he did I am very pleased for him.”

Having seen him in action in the Digicel Pro Bowl where he led Defence Force to the title, Lawrence said, “That’s the fourth game I have seen him played in and he has scored six goals, so it's shows that he is doing something positive. He wants to learn and I am delighted for him.”

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Lawrence wants purpose with the ball
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


TRINIDAD AND Tobago football team coach Dennis Lawrence was pleased with the performance of the squad in their 2-0 win over Barbados in a friendly international at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on Friday night.

However, he was quick to admit that there are areas that needs to be worked on by the squad, before they engage in a pair of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at home to Panama and Mexico, on March 24 and 28 respectively.

“I was quite pleased with a lot of the things and then I was also displeased with a lot of the things,” Lawrence admitted.

“The boys tried to implement some of the things that we’ve worked on, one in particular trying to maintain possession of the ball.” Lawrence, who made his international debut as a coach, continued, “I think in the last 25-30 minutes we lost a bit of direction with regards to keeping the ball with purpose and we started to keep the ball for keeping the ball sake. But that would come with time. It’s a young group.

“In general, I was pleased with the attitude of the boys, I was pleased with the effort that they tried to do the things that we asked them to do and I think it was a good night’s exercise for the boys. Most importantly it was working towards something because we’re working towards the Panama game. That’s the most important thing.”

As far as the Panama fixture is concerned, Lawrence pointed out, “I think a lot of (the players) didn’t do themselves any harm and I’ll be assessing them in the next couple of days before I make any decision.” Lawrence clarified the use of his strikers, with Jameel Perry, Jamille Boatswain (who scored both goals against the Barbadians) and Akeem Roach all used in 30-minute intervals.

“The idea was I wanted all three of the strikers to play equal minutes,” he said. “I spoke to them before the game and I let them know they were all going to play 30 minutes and the only thing I asked of them was to give me 30 minutes of hard work. Don’t think of anything else.”

English-born midfielder John Bostock was highly sought after by previous coach Stephen Hart but Lawrence admitted that he would not be under consideration for the forthcoming qualifiers.

“The John Bostock situation is I had numerous conversations with (him),” Lawrence said.

“John is very enthusiastic about representing Trinidad and Tobago. Unfortunately, at the moment, he’s not in a position to commit himself internationally.

“I have to accept John’s decision and I have to think about the group that I’m going to work with.”




Just to remind our Warrior faithful that Dennis knows a thing or two about possessing the ball with purpose, especially against Panama,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Dp_RIhCnU
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Re: Boatswain double gives T&T 2-0 win over Barbados.
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2017, 07:57:38 PM »
Lash dem  ;D :whip:
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