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From cricket to not football
« on: May 24, 2017, 07:58:11 PM »
What TT cricketer once turned down a contract offer to play professional football.

Can't give too many hints because it will be obvious  but this was in the 80s.


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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 05:26:24 AM »
Tallest go ahead.
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 07:23:29 AM »
Guess: Clint Yorke
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 03:22:09 PM »
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 04:16:17 PM »
Ah surprised nobody say Tony Gray. No, not him. 😊
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 05:31:00 PM »
at a lost with this one...
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 09:45:19 PM »
Bernard Julien.

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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017, 04:33:49 AM »
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2017, 10:19:52 PM »
Alvin Corneal.

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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2017, 10:29:54 PM »
Alvin Corneal.

No.

Fellas, I cah give too much hints or it will be obvious. But he was a fast bowler.

No, not Kelvin Williams.  ;D ;D
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 05:52:53 AM »
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 11:48:44 AM »
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 08:23:49 AM »
Dang, vb, you is eh a killa!!!

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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2017, 11:29:46 AM »
Ah vooping now, Jeff Stoylmeyer
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2017, 03:27:31 PM »
Ah vooping now, Jeff Stoylmeyer

Nah, dat eh vooping, you selling out. De man say de cricketer from de 80s.
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2017, 12:14:14 PM »
Ah vooping now, Jeff Stoylmeyer

Nah, dat eh vooping, you selling out. De man say de cricketer from de 80s.

Let me be a little clearer. He made his FC debut in the late 70s and turned down the Prof football offer in the 80s.

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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2017, 06:42:45 PM »
Ah vooping now, Jeff Stoylmeyer

Nah, dat eh vooping, you selling out. De man say de cricketer from de 80s.

 :rotfl:  boi TM, half de time is like I blind.  tryin again

Sheldon gomes?
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2017, 07:24:16 PM »
Ah vooping now, Jeff Stoylmeyer

Nah, dat eh vooping, you selling out. De man say de cricketer from de 80s.

 :rotfl:  boi TM, half de time is like I blind.  tryin again

Sheldon gomes?

Stop breaking in your eye, it will solve the problem.  ;D

No. not Sheldon Gomes nor Larry Gomes nor Gus Logie.
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2017, 03:05:47 AM »
Ah vooping now, Jeff Stoylmeyer

Nah, dat eh vooping, you selling out. De man say de cricketer from de 80s.

 :rotfl:  boi TM, half de time is like I blind.  tryin again

Sheldon gomes?

Stop breaking in your eye, it will solve the problem.  ;D

No. not Sheldon Gomes nor Larry Gomes nor Gus Logie.
:rotfl:

Well ah tink I out caught in de deep
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2017, 03:32:29 PM »

Last hint.

His debut for TT was not against Caribbean opposition.

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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2017, 11:19:46 PM »
60s, 70s or 80s ?

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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2017, 11:34:52 PM »
60s, 70s or 80s ?
60s, 70s or 80s ?
Ah vooping now, Jeff Stoylmeyer

Nah, dat eh vooping, you selling out. De man say de cricketer from de 80s.

Let me be a little clearer. He made his FC debut in the late 70s and turned down the Prof football offer in the 80s.

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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2017, 11:42:13 PM »
have no idea, breds!

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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2017, 03:26:19 AM »
More vooping... ;D Oscar Durity  ;D
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2017, 06:58:40 AM »
More vooping... ;D Oscar Durity  ;D

Doc I want to say is Oscar. He was a decent mid-fielder with a hard shot. But like you say, I giving a voop on this one.

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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2017, 01:23:28 PM »
More vooping... ;D Oscar Durity  ;D

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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2017, 06:47:44 PM »
we give up VB, two man voop and get caught out in de deep, enlighten we nah
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2017, 11:11:52 AM »


The answer is Ruskin Thomas Mark, a present Sports Journalist in TT.

http://www.sportarchivestt.com/athletes/ruskin-thomas-mark/



Actually, Mark’s football talent also made decision-makers in football take note. While playing for Malvern in the early 1980s, he was approached by Arthur Suite, the football honcho at the time in Trinidad and Tobago. Suite owned the only professional team, Aviation Services Limited (ASL), on the island. Mark was offered a professional contract to play in his usual central defence position but turned it down and opted to pursue his bigger dream of journalism, instead.
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2017, 05:08:46 PM »
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Re: From cricket to not football
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2017, 07:57:03 PM »
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