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Offline Trini

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If Trinidad & Tobago were to play in the Premiership
« on: January 06, 2018, 12:55:36 PM »
All teams play 38 games. In order to avoid relegation, the magic number is 40pts. This is what all teams outside the top aim for at the start of the season.

Now if we take a look at the last 38 games Trinidad and Tobago played (throwing out the last 2 Caribbean friendlies after the Russia campaign ended), stretching back to the Guatemala game on July 9th, 2015, we have a record of 11 wins, 7 draws and 20 losses.

Translated into points, this equals 40.

We have scored 58 goals and conceded 70.

In other words, if we were in a professionally competitive environment, Trinidad and Tobago would more than likely be relegated, or at best, get away on the last day of the season.

For the people who keep going on searching for a magic bullet to explain our performances and ultimate failures, over the course of this much games, teams generally end up in a position that reflects their truth.

Coming last in the HEX yet again is not due to the failure of Dennis Lawrence, Stephen Hart, Saint Fete, David John Williams, the Govt, the players, the sponsors, us supporters, etc. It a combination of ALL OF THE ABOVE added to the fact that there are teams that are plain and simple better than us.

We are West Brom. Costa Rica, USA, Mexico are Manchester City, Man Utd and Chelsea.

There is now talk of a league of nations for CONCACAF. Objectively, we should be in the second tier of countries in this league.

For us to achieve one off success, i.e. a single successful qualification, we need a crop of players that statistically come along once in a generation and we need an injection of cash to fund a program where we can afford a world class coach like in 2005 who has experience in getting more out of a collective team than the sum of individual parts.

To achieve sustainable success, i.e. multiple qualifications, deep Gold Cup runs, e.g. Costa Rica, we need an injection of cash to get the right administrators in place (foreigners) to figure out how we can make a football program profitable over the long term. And strategies based on how teams with similar contexts as us, e.g. Costa Rica, Iceland, Leceister etc are able to over-achieve.

Sad to say, we have seen what we are capable of when we have a football Godfather funding the program.
Anything else and we just playing and hoping.

Offline gawd on pitch

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Re: If Trinidad & Tobago were to play in the Premiership
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 01:39:49 PM »
Good post there Trini.

The games for League of Nations will be happening before years end. I believe 4 games between September and November. Those games will determine the tier we go into.

10 to 12 teams per tier. So we have a good chance of getting into the first tier.

Offline Sando prince

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Re: If Trinidad & Tobago were to play in the Premiership
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 09:00:21 AM »
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So will T&T ever get promoted to the Prem? Think we will be in Championship Division for ah long time
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Re: If Trinidad & Tobago were to play in the Premiership
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 10:52:19 AM »
......."we have seen what we are capable of when we have a football Godfather funding the program".

 ??? ??? ???  ...help me to understand this.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 10:54:06 AM by anbrat »

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Re: If Trinidad & Tobago were to play in the Premiership
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 01:41:50 PM »
If that statement is referring to Jack, I say hell f---king no. I would rather eat green guava and get constipated.