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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2019, 04:34:17 PM »
Super League opening match called off.
By Ryan Bachoo (Guardian).


The first game of the new T&T Su­per League failed to kick off on Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon at the Ari­ma Velo­drome, Ari­ma be­tween FC San­ta Rosa and RSSR FC. Guardian Me­dia Sports un­der­stands the RSSR play­ers showed up to the game with­out iden­ti­fi­ca­tion cards, which are re­quired to be pre­sent­ed to the match com­mis­sion­er be­fore kick­off.

The match was aban­doned by the com­mis­sion­er and the ref­er­ees. Bran­don Greene, the match com­mis­sion­er has since sub­mit­ted a re­port to the com­pe­ti­tions man­ag­er, Richard Piper, and it is now be­fore him. It re­mains un­clear whether FC San­ta Rosa has got­ten the full three points for the aban­don­ment.

Al­so kick­ing off its sea­son last night were the Uni­ver­si­ty of Trinidad and To­ba­go (UTT), which host­ed Pe­tit Val­ley/Diego Mar­tin Unit­ed and Queen’s Park Crick­et Club (QPCC), which vis­it­ed Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed F.C. Both those match­es had 7 pm kick­offs.

The league’s start came just af­ter a month of re­ports sur­fac­ing it faced an un­cer­tain fu­ture. While there will al­so be three match­es to­day, the 2019 edi­tion of the tour­na­ment will run from this week­end through to De­cem­ber 15 with 13 teams com­pet­ing across the same num­ber of match days. Last sea­son’s fourth-placed team Cunu­pia FC looks set to com­pete in the up­com­ing As­cen­sion Pre­mier League, which will be the top flight of lo­cal foot­ball.

Pres­i­dent of the T&T Su­per League (TTSL) Kei­th Look Loy re­act­ed to the start of the new sea­son yes­ter­day, say­ing there was an at­tempt to un­der­mine the TTSL. He told Guardian Me­dia Sports, “John-Williams and his peo­ple came up with a TT Pro League and in­vit­ed our clubs to play. As far as we in the Su­per League are con­cerned, this was a bla­tant at­tempt to en­tice our mem­bers away from our league and to un­der­mine the Su­per League, and our mem­bers stood firm.”

Look Loy said the league had to ramp up its op­er­a­tions quick­ly be­cause a month ago they were talk­ing about the T-League.

But if last sea­son’s com­pe­ti­tion was any­thing to go by, the Su­per League had an en­thralling end in 2018. FC San­ta Rosa mere­ly nicked QPCC by one point af­ter 26 match­es and both teams locked on the same goal dif­fer­ence.

The league will con­tin­ue in­to this week­end with match­es on Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day.

To­day’s match­es

Met­al X Erin F.C. vs Club San­do Up­rais­ing Youths - Erin Recre­ation Ground - 6:30pm

San Fer­nan­do Gi­ants vs Po­lice F.C. - MRS, Train­ing Field - 3:30pm

Pris­ons Ser­vice F.C. vs Bethel Unit­ed F.C. - Y.T.C., Arou­ca - 4pm

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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2019, 02:47:44 AM »
Prisons Service crush Bethel in Super League opener.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


PRISONS Service opened the Terminix Super League in convincing fashion, courtesy of a 4-0 victory over Bethel United, on Sunday, at the Youth Training Centre (YTC) Ground, in Arouca.

In their Match Day One fixture, Prisons got a pair from Jayson Joseph (66th and 76th minutes) and one apiece from Nathan Julien (43rd) and Troy Moses (86th).

Also on Sunday, San Fernando Giants edged Police 2-1 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium Training Field, Marabella.

The Giants got goals from Keston Grant (49th) and Akido Joseph (63rd) with Arvid Applewhite (66th) pulling one back for the lawmen.

UTT inflicted a 5-1 beating on Petit Valley/Diego Martin United at the UTT O’Meara Ground.

Finding the back of the net for UTT were Romario Williams (seventh), Cyrano Glen (38th), Kevaughn Connell (63rd), Reinaldo Atwell (65th) and Theon James (85th). Ishaq Abdullah (32nd) got the lone item for the visitors.

Brendon Figuera notched a double, in the 23rd and 90th, as Matura ReUnited defeated Queen’s Park 2-1 at the Matura Recreation Ground. Devon Modeste pulled one back for the Parkites, from the penalty spot, in the third minute of second half stoppage time.

FC Santa Rosa earned a 3-0 win over RSSR FC at the Arima Velodrome, and the game between Erin FC and Club Sando, which was carded for the Erin Recreation Ground, has been rescheduled.

Match Day Two action will be staged this coming weekend (October 11-13).

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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2019, 12:26:16 AM »
UTT whip Guaya United in Super League.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


UTT whipped Guaya United 4-2 on Saturday, at the Manzanilla Recreation Ground, in a Match Day 2 fixture, as the Terminix Super League continued last weekend.

Keshon Carter put UTT ahead with a pair of goals, in the 16th and 18th minutes, and ex-national midfielder Kevaughn Connell extended the lead in the 39th.

Brandon Lewis reduced the deficit to 3-2 with strikes in the 80th (penalty) and 82nd, but Dillon Bartholomew guaranteed full points for the visitors when he found the back of the net, in the 90th.

Also on Saturday, Police edged RSSR FC 3-2 at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.

The lawmen got goals from Keron Lawrence (own goal in the fourth minute), Isaiah Price (ninth) and Jesse Joseph (28th), with RSSR FC replying with strikes from Corey Isaac (35th) and Hakeem Gulston (90th).

FC Santa Rosa made it two straight wins, courtesy of a 2-1 result over Metal X Erin FC at the Arima Velodrome on Friday.

Finding the back of the net for Santa Rosa were Enrique Sanchez (24th) and Rashad Griffith (35th), with Tyrese Reefer (90th) replying for Erin.

Petit Valley/Diego Martin United registered a 2-1 win over Matura ReUnited at the St Anthony’s Ground, Westmoorings on Sunday.

Quincy Charles (15th and 55th) netted twice for Petit Valley/Diego Martin United, with Zavion Navarro-Patron (86th) responding for the visitors.

Queen’s Park and Prisons Service battled to a 2-2 draw at the St Mary’s Ground in St Clair. Trevon Mitchell (12th) and Devon Modeste (61st) found the back of the net for the Parkites, and Nathan Julien (sixth and 90th) was on target for Prisons Service.

In Sunday’s other encounter, Bethel United got the better of San Fernando Giants 3-1 at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground.

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Prisons Service move to top spot in Super League
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2019, 01:32:25 PM »
Prisons Service move to top spot in Super League
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


PRISONS SERVICE moved from third to first place in the Terminix Super League on Wednesday.

In a Match Day Three encounter at the UTT Ground in O’Meara, Arima, Prisons defeated hosts and overnight leaders UTT 2-0, with items from Nathan Julien, in the 20th minute, and Anthony Parris, in the 62nd.

Like UTT, FC Santa Rosa had their two-game win streak snapped on Wednesday, by a similar 2-0 result, against Police, at the Dibe Recreation Ground in Long Circular, St James.

Isaiah Pryce broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute and Dwayne Gonzales found the back of the net in the 83rd.

Tee Jay Cadiz struck in the 79th minute as Bethel United edged Club Sando Uprising Youths 1-0 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium Training Field, Marabella.

San Fernando Giants defeated Guaya United 2-1 at Plaisance Park, San Fernando. Keon Figaro put Giants ahead in the 15th but Ronaldo Ragoo tied the scores in the 24th. However, Giants got the go-ahead goal 10 minutes later, from Keston Grant.

RSSR FC came from a goal down to beat Petit Valley/Diego Martin United 3-1 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium Training Field, Mucurapo.

Eric Charles gave Petit Valley/Diego Martin United a ninth minute lead, but RSSR FC rallied in the second half, with strikes from Osaze Springer (75th), Hakim Gulston (82nd) and Kerron Mitchell (85th).

The scheduled match between Metal X Erin FC and Queen’s Park, at the Erin Recreation Ground, did not play.

Weekend Match Day Four Fixtures –

Saturday – Police vs Club Sando Uprising Youths, Larry Gomes Stadium, 4 pm; UTT vs Matura ReUnited, UTT O’Meara, Arima, 7 pm.

Sunday – Prisons Service vs Guaya United, YTC Arouca; Petit Valley/Diego Martin United vs San Fernando Giants, St Anthony’s Ground; Queen’s Park vs RSSR FC, St Mary’s Ground, 4 pm; Bethel United vs Metal X Erin FC, Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, 5.30 pm.
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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2019, 07:18:20 PM »
WATCH: Nathan Julien's goalscoring form continues as he helped Prison Service FC to a 3-1 win over Guaya United

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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2019, 12:43:32 AM »
Parkites hit RSSR 7, Prisons stay in control.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Pro­lif­ic Queen's Park Crick­et Club's (QPCC) goalscor­er De­von Mod­este fired in a hat-trick to lead his team to a 7-0 rout of RSSR FC when ac­tion in the As­cen­sion Su­per League re­sumed at the week­end (Sat­ur­day and Sun­day).

How­ev­er, the Parkites are sev­enth in the stand­ings with four points from three match­es, trail­ing lead­ers Pris­ons Ser­vice FC by six points.

The Pris­ons' of­fi­cers moved to 10 points be­hind their 3-1 vic­to­ry over strug­gling Guaya Unit­ed FC. The win­ners got goals from Aaron Pe­ters in the ninth, Troy Moses in the 24th and Nathan Julien be­fore the half-time in­ter­val.

The Parkites al­so got a pair of goals from Sean De Sil­va in the 30th and 42nd, and a goal apiece from Ja­son De­von­ish (22nd) and Kern Gar­diner (36th).

The Uni­ver­si­ty of T&T (UTT) stays on the heels of the lead­ers af­ter ham­mer­ing Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed 8-2, from braces from Ke­vaughn Con­nell (11th, 44th) and Glen Walk­er (79th and 89th).

Po­lice were al­so com­fort­able 6-0 vic­tors over Club San­do Up­ris­ing Youths.

RE­SULTS

UTT 8 (Keshon Carter 6th, Ke­vaughn Con­nell 11th & 44th, Dil­lon Bartholomew 64th, Isa­iah Mejias 71st, Glen Walk­er 79th &89th, Theon James 86th) vs Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed 2 (Joel Hoyte 20th pen, Ger­ald Mel­oney 84th)

Po­lice FC 6 (Col­in Williams 25th pen, Kadeem Ri­ley 28th, 80th, 85th, An­drei Pacheco 55th, Ak­leil Thomas 60th) vs Club San­do Up­ris­ing Youths 0

Pris­ons Ser­vice FC 3 (Aaron Pe­ters 9th, Troy Moses 24th, Nathan Julien 45th) vs Guaya Unit­ed FC 1 (Raciel Bai­ley 39th)

Bethel Unit­ed FC 1 (Tee Jay Cadiz 3rd) vs Met­al X Erin FC 1 (Givon John 80th)

QPCC 7 (Ja­son De­venish 22nd, Sean De Sil­va 30th, 42nd, De­von Mod­este 32nd 59th, 65th pen, Kern Gar­diner 36th) vs RSSR 0

LAT­EST TEAM STAND­INGS

TEAMS*P*W*D*L*F*A*GD*PTS
1*Pris­ons Ser­vice F.C*4*3*1*0*11*3*8*10
2*U.T.T*4*3*0*1*17*7*10*9
3*Po­lice F.C*4*3*0*1*12*4*8*9
4*Bethel Unit­ed F.C*4*2*1*1*5*6*-1*7
5*F.C. San­ta Rosa*3*2*0*1*5*3*2*6
6*San Fer­nan­do Gi­ants*3*2*0*1*5*5*0*6
7*Q.P.C.C*3*1*1*1*10*4*6*4
8*Pe­tit Val­ley /Diego Mar­tin Unit­ed*3*1*0*2*4*9*-5*3
9*Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed F.C*3*1*0*2*5*11*-6*3
10*R.S.S.R. F.C*4*1*0*3*5*14*-9*3
11*Met­al X Erin F.C*2*0*1*1*2*3*-1*1
12*Guaya Unit­ed F.C*3*0*0*3*4*9*-5*0
13*Club San­do Up­ris­ing Youths*2*0*0*2*0*7*-7*0

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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2019, 12:36:00 AM »
Prisons trounce Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


JAYSON JOSEPH notched a beaver-trick as Prisons FC trounced Petit Valley/Diego Martin United 8-0 on Sunday, in a Match Day Five fixture of the Terminix Super League.

In front of their home fans at the YTC Arouca Ground, Joseph got his name on the scoresheet in the eighth, 42nd, 61st and 69th minutes. Nathan Julien struck in the 62nd and 77th minutes, with Donell Herbert (43rd) and Koreem Paponette (89th) contributing one apiece.

Prisons stayed atop the 13-team standings with 13 points from five games, with Police and Bethel United next with 10 points each.

Police moved up one spot to second place after a 1-1 draw with Metal X Erin FC at the Erin Recreation Ground.

Samuel John put Erin ahead in the 45th but Keron St Cyr equalised for the lawmen in the 55th.

Bethel United also jumped one place to third after defeating RSSR FC 2-0 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium Training Field, Mucurapo. Shaffie McKenzie got both goals for the visitors, in the ninth and 59th minutes.

Queen’s Park earned a 2-1 victory over San Fernando Giants at the St Mary’s Ground, St Clair.

Jason Devenish (56th) and ex-TT midfielder Sean De Silva (75th) were the goal-getters for the Parkites, with Keston Grant (82nd) replying for San Fernando.

A pair of matches were contested on Saturday.

Club Sando Uprising Youths fought back from a goal down to beat FC Santa Rosa 2-1 at the Guapo Recreation Ground. Rashad Griffith (76th) put Santa Rosa in front before Club Sando rallied to get full points courtesy strikes from Amare Ettienne (85th) and Rondell Phillip (89th).

Matura ReUnited FC got an 87th minute leveller from Brendon Figueroa as they drew 1-1 with Guaya United at the Matura Recreation Ground. Brandon Lewis was on target for Guaya, in the 11th.

There will be a rescheduled Match Day One encounter tomorrow with Metal X Erin FC hosting Club Sando Uprising Youths at the Erin Recreation Ground, from 6 pm.

STANDINGS

P*W*D*L*GF*GA*Pts
Prisons Service*5*4*1*0*19*3*13
Police FC*5*3*1*1*13*5*10
Bethel United*5*3*1*1*7*6*10
UTT*4*3*0*1*17*7*9
Queen's Park*4*2*1*1*12*5*7
FC Santa Rosa*4*2*0*2*6*5*6
San Fernando Giants*4*2*0*2*6*7*6
Matura ReUnited*4*1*1*2*6*12*4
Club Sando Youths*3*1*0*2*2*8*3
RSSR FC*5*1*0*4*5*16*3
P Valley/DMartin*4*1*0*3*4*17*3
Metal X Erin FC*3*0*2*1*3*4*2
Guaya United*4*0*1*3*5*10*1

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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2019, 12:35:18 AM »
Suspended TTSL clubs threaten legal action.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Clubs who were de­barred from en­ter­ing or vot­ing at Sun­day's An­nu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing (AGM) of the T&T Su­per League at the Queen's Park Oval are now seek­ing le­gal ad­vice that could over­turn the se­lec­tion of del­e­gates for the forth­com­ing T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion elec­tions on No­vem­ber 24.

And one mem­ber has open­ly called on his col­leagues to throw their sup­port be­hind Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Richard Fer­gu­son, whose ac­tions to date, he said, have been an ex­am­ple of what should hap­pen in lo­cal foot­ball for it to progress.

Mara­bel­la Fam­i­ly Cri­sis Cen­tre, Harlem Strik­ers, Phoenix FC and 500 Spar­tans, among oth­er clubs, were in­formed Sun­day that they had been sus­pend­ed as mem­bers and share­hold­ers when they showed up for the TTSL AGM. Guaya Unit­ed boss Randy Ha­gley al­so was not al­lowed en­try in­to the meet­ing had to threat­en le­gal ac­tion be­fore be­ing giv­en en­try and al­so be­ing al­lowed to vote.

Yes­ter­day, two days af­ter the meet­ing, Mara­bel­la FCC's Ter­rence Boissiere and Harlem Strik­ers Gre­go­ry Mc Sween made it clear they are not tak­ing the ac­tion light­ly.

The two, along with oth­er clubs ex­ec­u­tives, said they have let­ters of com­mit­ment from the Su­per League that they will be in­clud­ed in the 2019 edi­tion of the tour­na­ment af­ter they missed the 2018 sea­son due to reg­is­tra­tion mix-ups.

"As mem­bers of the T&TFA, we were not giv­en let­ters of our sus­pen­sion and for what rea­son, which is a manda­to­ry process. I was in­formed of my club's sus­pen­sion while hav­ing a drink at a bar," Mc Sween told the T&T Guardian.

Boissiere and Mc Sween be­lieve the de­ci­sion to sus­pend them con­sti­tut­ed a ma­jor breach of the con­sti­tu­tion and was un­fair­ly done by TTSL pres­i­dent Kei­th Look Loy to get del­e­gates to vote for his Unit­ed TTFA slate at the com­ing TTFA elec­tions.

Cunu­pia FC coach Michael De Four, who was al­lowed to vote on Sun­day, told Guardian Me­dia that Look Loy and the Su­per League ex­ec­u­tive had months to de­cide on a date to vote for del­e­gates, but wait­ed un­til a month be­fore the TTFA elec­tion to hasti­ly send out in­for­ma­tion, which some mem­bers may not have got­ten. He said he be­lieved this was done de­lib­er­ate­ly to keep cer­tain mem­bers away.

Ha­gley echoed sim­i­lar sen­ti­ments when con­tact­ed. Guaya Unit­ed was one of eight TTSL del­e­gates be­fore Sun­day but they have now been re­placed. Guaya Unit­ed, Pe­tit Val­ley/Diego Mar­tin Unit­ed, Po­lice FC and Cunu­pia FC were re­placed among the del­e­gate list­ing by RSSR, Prison Ser­vice, QPCC and UTT. The new eight del­e­gates are now FC San­ta Rosa, Pris­ons, Queen's Park, RSSR, UTT, Club San­do, Bethel Unit­ed and San Fer­nan­do Gi­ants.

Con­tact­ed on Tues­day, Look Loy said, "The Su­per League is a de­mo­c­ra­t­ic or­gan­i­sa­tion, de­ci­sions were tak­en and the en­tire League stands by those de­ci­sions and what any­one else has to say is im­ma­te­r­i­al, I have no re­sponse to that.

"I am not go­ing to en­gage in any bac­cha­nal with peo­ple who have been sub­ject­ed to the rule of law by the ma­jor­i­ty of the League."

Mean­while, the TTSL con­firmed that Bethel Unit­ed FC, Club San­do, FC San­ta Rosa, Pris­ons FC, Queen's Park Crick­et Club, RSSR FC, San Fer­nan­do Gi­ants FC and UTT FC had been elect­ed to rep­re­sent TTSL at the 2019 TTFA AGM. In a re­lease, it said 12 of the TTSL's 14 clubs par­tic­i­pat­ed in Sat­ur­day's AGM at the Queen's Park Oval and the meet­ing al­so unan­i­mous­ly ap­proved the 2018 Ac­tiv­i­ty Re­port and Au­dit­ed Fi­nan­cial State­ment. It added that An­der­son Veronique was al­so elect­ed to the TTSL board at the meet­ing.

As far as the TTFA elec­tion is con­cerned, Guaya Unit­ed's Ha­gley has open­ly said he will sup­port in­cum­bent TTFA pres­i­dent David John-Williams in the elec­tion race, but De Four yes­ter­day called on mem­bers to throw their sup­port be­hind Fer­gu­son, say­ing he has shown what should be done by clubs to gen­er­ate mon­ey and be­come self-sus­tain­able, as well as how foot­ball should be man­aged, in the short time he has been in­volved in lo­cal foot­ball.

"This is a man who has shown the ca­pa­bil­i­ty to gen­er­ate funds by the way he runs his club alone. He has al­so shown the abil­i­ty to man­age the sport the way the coun­try needs it. Un­like the oth­er can­di­dates who are promis­ing to se­cure funds, this man will be pro­vid­ing his fund­ing and I am sure he will turn the for­tunes of T&T foot­ball around if giv­en a chance," De Four said.

He added, "I can­not imag­ine the elec­torate vot­ing for any­one else but Fer­gu­son, know­ing what he has to of­fer. It will be sad if that hap­pens."

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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2019, 05:28:14 AM »
Suspended TTSL clubs threaten legal action.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Clubs who were de­barred from en­ter­ing or vot­ing at Sun­day's An­nu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing (AGM) of the T&T Su­per League at the Queen's Park Oval are now seek­ing le­gal ad­vice that could over­turn the se­lec­tion of del­e­gates for the forth­com­ing T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion elec­tions on No­vem­ber 24.

And one mem­ber has open­ly called on his col­leagues to throw their sup­port be­hind Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Richard Fer­gu­son, whose ac­tions to date, he said, have been an ex­am­ple of what should hap­pen in lo­cal foot­ball for it to progress.

Mara­bel­la Fam­i­ly Cri­sis Cen­tre, Harlem Strik­ers, Phoenix FC and 500 Spar­tans, among oth­er clubs, were in­formed Sun­day that they had been sus­pend­ed as mem­bers and share­hold­ers when they showed up for the TTSL AGM. Guaya Unit­ed boss Randy Ha­gley al­so was not al­lowed en­try in­to the meet­ing had to threat­en le­gal ac­tion be­fore be­ing giv­en en­try and al­so be­ing al­lowed to vote.

Yes­ter­day, two days af­ter the meet­ing, Mara­bel­la FCC's Ter­rence Boissiere and Harlem Strik­ers Gre­go­ry Mc Sween made it clear they are not tak­ing the ac­tion light­ly.

The two, along with oth­er clubs ex­ec­u­tives, said they have let­ters of com­mit­ment from the Su­per League that they will be in­clud­ed in the 2019 edi­tion of the tour­na­ment af­ter they missed the 2018 sea­son due to reg­is­tra­tion mix-ups.

"As mem­bers of the T&TFA, we were not giv­en let­ters of our sus­pen­sion and for what rea­son, which is a manda­to­ry process. I was in­formed of my club's sus­pen­sion while hav­ing a drink at a bar," Mc Sween told the T&T Guardian.

Boissiere and Mc Sween be­lieve the de­ci­sion to sus­pend them con­sti­tut­ed a ma­jor breach of the con­sti­tu­tion and was un­fair­ly done by TTSL pres­i­dent Kei­th Look Loy to get del­e­gates to vote for his Unit­ed TTFA slate at the com­ing TTFA elec­tions.

Cunu­pia FC coach Michael De Four, who was al­lowed to vote on Sun­day, told Guardian Me­dia that Look Loy and the Su­per League ex­ec­u­tive had months to de­cide on a date to vote for del­e­gates, but wait­ed un­til a month be­fore the TTFA elec­tion to hasti­ly send out in­for­ma­tion, which some mem­bers may not have got­ten. He said he be­lieved this was done de­lib­er­ate­ly to keep cer­tain mem­bers away.

Ha­gley echoed sim­i­lar sen­ti­ments when con­tact­ed. Guaya Unit­ed was one of eight TTSL del­e­gates be­fore Sun­day but they have now been re­placed. Guaya Unit­ed, Pe­tit Val­ley/Diego Mar­tin Unit­ed, Po­lice FC and Cunu­pia FC were re­placed among the del­e­gate list­ing by RSSR, Prison Ser­vice, QPCC and UTT. The new eight del­e­gates are now FC San­ta Rosa, Pris­ons, Queen's Park, RSSR, UTT, Club San­do, Bethel Unit­ed and San Fer­nan­do Gi­ants.

Con­tact­ed on Tues­day, Look Loy said, "The Su­per League is a de­mo­c­ra­t­ic or­gan­i­sa­tion, de­ci­sions were tak­en and the en­tire League stands by those de­ci­sions and what any­one else has to say is im­ma­te­r­i­al, I have no re­sponse to that.

"I am not go­ing to en­gage in any bac­cha­nal with peo­ple who have been sub­ject­ed to the rule of law by the ma­jor­i­ty of the League."

Mean­while, the TTSL con­firmed that Bethel Unit­ed FC, Club San­do, FC San­ta Rosa, Pris­ons FC, Queen's Park Crick­et Club, RSSR FC, San Fer­nan­do Gi­ants FC and UTT FC had been elect­ed to rep­re­sent TTSL at the 2019 TTFA AGM. In a re­lease, it said 12 of the TTSL's 14 clubs par­tic­i­pat­ed in Sat­ur­day's AGM at the Queen's Park Oval and the meet­ing al­so unan­i­mous­ly ap­proved the 2018 Ac­tiv­i­ty Re­port and Au­dit­ed Fi­nan­cial State­ment. It added that An­der­son Veronique was al­so elect­ed to the TTSL board at the meet­ing.

As far as the TTFA elec­tion is con­cerned, Guaya Unit­ed's Ha­gley has open­ly said he will sup­port in­cum­bent TTFA pres­i­dent David John-Williams in the elec­tion race, but De Four yes­ter­day called on mem­bers to throw their sup­port be­hind Fer­gu­son, say­ing he has shown what should be done by clubs to gen­er­ate mon­ey and be­come self-sus­tain­able, as well as how foot­ball should be man­aged, in the short time he has been in­volved in lo­cal foot­ball.

"This is a man who has shown the ca­pa­bil­i­ty to gen­er­ate funds by the way he runs his club alone. He has al­so shown the abil­i­ty to man­age the sport the way the coun­try needs it. Un­like the oth­er can­di­dates who are promis­ing to se­cure funds, this man will be pro­vid­ing his fund­ing and I am sure he will turn the for­tunes of T&T foot­ball around if giv­en a chance," De Four said.

He added, "I can­not imag­ine the elec­torate vot­ing for any­one else but Fer­gu­son, know­ing what he has to of­fer. It will be sad if that hap­pens."

 :shameonyou:

That may be the case but, on the face of it, you all doh geh off so easily.

In the context of the TTFA's delay in adhering faithfully to its own pre-election procedures (see contributions by Osmond Downer) and the collective and common knowledge of Super League clubs and their constituents that an election was imminent, it is not sufficient to float the ball onto the Super League directorate exclusively.

Clubs and their constituents were all placed to drive to the finishing line they preferred, and to advocate for precision and early definition in the Super League electoral process -which is universally known to be a precursor to the TTFA election.

Whereas in other instances the Super League clubs have proven not to be helpless and hapless participants, why in this instance should the clubs be viewed as helpless and hapless actors? Ah not buying that. All ah allyuh big and have sense.

Among a range of contributing  factors, let us not ignore that some of you were giddied and distracted by various fruits of the Ascension League. And, as between reactive and proactive persons in football we know which group is more abundantly populated. Reaction only gets us "so far".
Proaction further.

The 11th hour submission that there is posturing in the politics of football doesn't exonerate the clubs of responsibility or surprise anyone.

A month before (if accurate) is a long time. Contrastingly, the Electoral Committee of the TTFA doesn't have to confirm publicly who the approved candidates are for TTFA office are ... until a much shorter period prior to the election, despite the interim deafening silence.

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« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2019, 10:32:13 AM »
Is Richard Ferguson related to Steve Ferguson?

curious as to where he came from with this mountain of $ willing to throw into the football suddenly

Yes it may be needed but I know I'm not the only one wondering where this all came from

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« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2019, 02:41:54 PM »
Is Richard Ferguson related to Steve Ferguson?

curious as to where he came from with this mountain of $ willing to throw into the football suddenly

Yes it may be needed but I know I'm not the only one wondering where this all came from

Kinda late to be asking.
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« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2019, 09:32:37 PM »
ummmmmmmmm.......

didnt know it had a timing to ask.

honestly dont know if there is a direct relation

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Prisons FC credits success to game plan changes
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2019, 08:10:57 AM »
Prisons FC credits success to game plan changes
By Sherdon Pierre (T&T Newsday)


PRISON Services Football Club have made significant adjustments to their game and are reaping immediate benefits as they sit on top the Super League after six matches.

Prisons FC placed third last year in the TTFA Super League which was their best ever placing in the tournament but they ought to strive for better this season.

A satisfied coach Anderson Veronique explained, “We learnt from the Ascension league that we weren’t converting our chances and moving the ball fast enough. So, we are trying to prevent defensive errors and moving the ball faster forward in transition so we could convert our possession into goals.”

Veronique gave insight on another addition made by the coaching staff which seems to be instrumental thus far in the season.

He said, “We have improved on taking statistics from our matches so that we can focus our training based on the data found.”

Recently, there have been several football leagues playing across the country simultaneously but Veronique confirmed that his team will be staying in the Super League reason being that their coaching staff is too limited in resources. Also, elated on the commendable start of the season is manager Idrees Mohammed, he said, “We have a great bunch of talented guys who work hard everyday to achieve one goal which is to win the Super League this year and make the Prisons Service proud.”

However, he stated a major limitation to their success is the lack of funding.

“Sponsorship is a significant hiccup as we have been rallying three seasons now without any substantial assistance. Prisons FC is pleading to the business community for assistance as they excel in the field of play.”

One of Prison FC’s top performer is Nathan Julien, he shouldered his team throughout the season last year by scoring 19 goals which was good enough for him to finish second in the goals tally.

The lanky, skillfull striker extended his scoring form into this season as he is currently leading scorer with 8 goals and has aspirations of suiting up for the red-black and white. The 27 year-old said, “I would love to represent my country, it`s been my boyhood dream.” At the moment, Prisons FC lead the Super League with 13 points including 4 wins, 1 draw, 1 defeat followed by Police FC with 10 points and Bethel United with same amount of points.
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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2019, 02:38:44 AM »
Police, Bethel look to join Prisons atop Super League.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


POLICE and Bethel will each be looking to join Prisons FC atop the Terminix Super League points standings when they square off against each other tomorrow in a Match Day Seven fixture at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground.

Both Police and Bethel have 10 points, three less than Prisons FC. With the prison officers on a bye, then it will be up to either Police or Bethel to keep up the pressure on the league leaders.

The Police-Bethel encounter will kick off at 5.30 pm, with three other matches tomorrow carded for 3.30 pm.

San Fernando Giants will oppose Matura ReUnited at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium Training Field in Marabella, Queen’s Park will square off against FC Santa Rosa at the St Mary’s Ground in St Clair and the struggling Petit Valley/Diego Martin United will host Club Sando Uprising Youths at the Diego Martin North Secondary School Ground.

There will be two matches on today’s agenda with the bottom pair of Guaya United and Metal X Erin FC squaring off at the Manzanilla Recreation Ground from 5.30 pm and UTT entertaining RSSR FC at the UTT O’Meara campus in Arima from 7 pm.

Six Results –

SATURDAY –

At Matura Recreation Ground: MATURA REUNITED (4) – Irvin Reyes 17th, 81st; Kern Diaz 35th, 70th vs PRISONS SERVICE FC (3) – Nathan Julien 33rd; Brandon Carliste 36th; Jayson Joseph 66th.

At Guapo Recreation Ground: CLUB SANDO UPRISING YOUTHS (4) – Rondell Phillip 62nd, 90th; Sylvester Teesdale 63rd, 79th vs QUEEN’S PARK (3) – Trevon Mitchell 19th; James Lashley 76th; Devon Modeste 89th.

SUNDAY –

At Manny Ramjohn Stadium Training Field: SAN FERNANDO GIANTS (2) – Tristan Khan 21st; Yohannes Richardson 66th vs UTT (0).

At Curepe Recreation Ground: RSSR FC (4) – Corey Isaac 25th; Jovon Vincent 36th; Osaze Springer 45th; Hakeem Gulston 68th vs GUAYA UNITED (2) – Brandon Lewis 52nd; Ronaldo Ragoo 85th.

At Erin Recreation Ground: PETIT VALLEY/DIEGO MARTIN UNITED (1) – Kazim Donald 36th vs METAL X ERIN FC (0).

At Arima Velodrome: FC SANTA ROSA vs BETHEL UNITED – match postponed.

STANDINGS

P*W*D*L*GF*GA*Pts
Prisons Service*6*4*1*1*22*7*13
Police FC*5*3*1*1*13*5*10
Bethel United*5*3*1*1*7*6*10
UTT*5*3*0*2*17*9*9
San Fernando Giants*5*3*0*2*8*7*9
Queen’s Park*5*2*1*2*15*9*7
Matura ReUnited*5*2*1*2*10*15*7
Club Sando Youths*5*2*1*2*7*12*7
FC Santa Rosa*4*2*0*2*6*5*6
RSSR FC*6*2*0*4*9*18*6
PValley/DMartin*5*2*0*3*5*17*6
Metal X Erin FC*5*0*3*2*4*6*3
Guaya United*5*0*1*4*7*14*1

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« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2019, 02:38:35 AM »
Bethel Utd beat Police 2-0 to move into second.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


BETHEL UNITED moved to second spot in the Terminix Super League after a 2-0 victory over Police, on Sunday, in a match day seven contest.

Spurred on by their home fans at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, Bethel broke the deadlock in the ninth minute when Tee Jay Cadiz found the back of the net.

Police made matters worse for themselves in the 83rd minute when Devon Bristol netted an own goal, to guarantee Bethel’s fourth win of the season.

San Fernando Giants climbed to third on the points standings after a 3-1 victory over Matura ReUnited at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium Training Field, Marabella.

Tristan Khan put the Giants in front after 11 minutes but Shervin Charles tied the scores in the 19th.

Akido Joseph restored Giants’ lead in the 61st and Keston Grant but the game beyond Matura’s reach when he scored in the 78th.

At the St Mary’s Ground in St Clair, former TT midfielder Sean De Silva got his name on the scoresheet, in the 37th, as Queen’s Park edged FC Santa Rosa 1-0.

Petit Valley/Diego Martin United were held to a 3-3 draw by Club Sando Uprising Youths, at the Diego Martin North Secondary School ground. Kazim Donald (21st and 28th) and Ishaq Abdullah (90th) found the back of the net for the hosts, while Rondell Phillip (11th and 34th) and Jeremy Primus (17th) replied for Club Sando Uprising Youths.

On Saturday, UTT and RSSR FC battled to a 1-1 draw at the UTT O’Meara Ground in Arima. Cyrano Glen put UTT ahead in the 45th but Osaze Springer (76th) equalised for the visitors.

Metal X Erin FC earned a 3-0 default victory over Guaya United as Guaya’s home venue – Manzanilla Recreation Ground – was deemed unfit by the officials. Match Day Eight action will take place today.

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Footballer Chuvalos George kick-starts a new career in politics
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2019, 01:31:04 PM »
Footballer Chuvalos George kick-starts a new career in politics
By Narissa Fraser (T&T Newsday)


CHUVALOS George is taking things off the field of play. The 30-year-old footballer from Diego Martin has kick-started his political career and will run for councillor of Morne Coco Road, Alyce Glenn, in the local government elections, on December 2. His desire is to give back to his community.

George has been playing football for over 15 years and is currently the captain of Petit Valley/Diego Martin United. He played with local clubs such as Trendsetter Hawks, San Juan Jabloteh and with secondary school teams Tranquillity Government Secondary School and St Anthony’s College. He also played in the US, on a scholarship, while attending Concordia College in Alabama.

His current favourite player is Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who hails from France, but his all-time favourite is retired Argentinan football legend Diego Maradonna.

Asked what he loves most about the sport, he said, “I think it’s the thrill and the excitement, the passion, the experience you have when you’re running on that feel. You feel like you could do anything.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about love and the togetherness it brings. Football to me is life.”

His interest in politics began when he worked with senator and former social development minister Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh at the Ministry of Social Development in 2013.

“While working there, I was responsible for ensuring people would have gotten serviced properly. The main focus was customer service. “

He said a lot of young people in his community look up to him and often voice their complaints to him and seek advice.

“People would come to me with their plight, speaking about basic needs that aren’t being met, not being able to see the councillor and things like that.”

Some common complaints include lack of bridges, quality of roads, drains not being cleaned and basketball courts not having proper lighting and other issues with sporting facilities.

He said a court in the area had one working light for approximately four years until he decided to do something about it.

“There are two major basketball courts in my district. Both were dilapidated, one of them was partially fixed by people in the community.

“I was the one who ensured the other court had lights. I bought all the materials and an electrician in the community offered his services to change the light and capacitors for free.”

George has also greatly assisted with sport development in the area. In August, he held a youth sports camp called TEMPO (Transforming, Empowering, Promoting Opportunities). He said it was successful as the feedback was great.

After seeing what he had been doing to assist the community, some suggested he run as councillor for local government elections on December 2.

He said he feels confident and believes he can “bring home a victory.”

“They said, ‘Throw your hat in the ring. We’ll come out to support you.’

“I made the decision that if I ever got involved in politics, I would do it with a party that would allow me the flexibility to serve the people, which is the UNC (United National Congress).”

“I feel hopeful and I think the youth want to make a statement . They want proper representation by people who they could meet, who they would see, know their needs, understand their plight first and and willing to get the job done.”
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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2019, 12:51:59 AM »
Prison FC new Super League champs.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Hail Prison Ser­vice FC, the new cham­pi­ons of the Ter­minix T&T Su­per League.

On Sun­day, the Prison of­fi­cers, in their fi­nal match of the sea­son, played to a 2-2 tie with Po­lice FC in a bat­tle of the Ser­vice­men to race to an unas­sail­able 29 points.

Af­ter lead­ing the stand­ings for most of the sea­son, the Prison of­fi­cers thought they were off to an­oth­er win when Ri­car­do Al­leyne hand­ed them the ad­van­tage in the 19th minute of play.

How­ev­er, Keron Clarke, the for­mer FC San­ta Rosa strik­er, lev­elled the scores for the Law­men in the 35th minute, be­fore Adri­an Noel sent them ahead for the first time in the match with his item in the 62nd minute.

But with the match head­ing for a Po­lice win, Nathan Julien saved the Prison of­fi­cers’ blush­es with an 87th-minute goal for a share of the points, thus en­sur­ing that the bot­tles of cham­pagne they took to cel­e­brate were used for that pur­pose.

Mean­while, Bethel Unit­ed se­cured sec­ond al­though their en­counter with Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed did not play as sched­uled yes­ter­day due to a wa­ter­logged ground. The To­bag­o­ni­ans have 25 points with one game in hand.

Po­lice FC, who have now played their al­lot­ment of match­es, have se­cured the third-place po­si­tion with 23 points.

RE­SULTS:

UTT 4 (War­ren Chase 41st, Ke­vaughn Con­nell 50th, Dil­lon Batholomew 57th, Isa­iah Mei­jias 64th) v QPCC 0

PRISON SER­VICE FC 2 (Ri­car­do Al­leyne 19th, Nathan Julien 87th) v PO­LICE 2 (Keron Clarke 35th, Adri­an Noel 62nd)

RSSR 8 (Os­aze Springer 10th, 21st, 23rd, 29th, Hakim Gul­ston 35th, Ker­ron Mitchell 55th, Corey Isaac 62nd, Je­re­mi­ah God­dard 76th) v CLUB SAN­DO UP­RIS­ING YOUTHS 6 (Sylvester Tees­dale 65th, Ron­dell Phillip 72nd, An­dre Et­ti­enne 75th, Isa­iah Mc In­tosh 79th, 88th, An­der­son Mor­ri­son 90+2)

Cur­rent Stand­ings

NO*TEAMS*P*W*D*L*F*A*GD*PTS
1*Pris­ons Ser­vice F.C*12*9*2*1*39*13*26*29
2*Bethel Unit­ed F.C*11*8*1*2*26*17*9*25
3*Po­lice F.C*12*6*5*1*27*13*14*23
4*U.T.T*12*6*1*5*31*23*8*19
5*San Fer­nan­do Gi­ants*11*6*0*5*17*13*4*18
6*Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed F.C*11*6*0*5*22*24*-2*18
7*Club San­do Up­ris­ing Youths*12*5*3*4*30*35*-5*18
8*Q.P.C.C*11*4*3*4*23*18*5*15
9*R.S.S.R. F.C*12*4*1*7*19*40*-21*13
10*F.C. San­ta Rosa*11*3*1*7*19*25*-6*10
11*Met­al X Erin F.C*11*2*3*6*18*15*3*9
12*Pe­tit Val­ley/Diego Mar­tin Unit­ed*11*2*2*7*13*34*-21*8
13*Guaya Unit­ed F.C*11*0*4*7*13*27*-14*4

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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #47 on: December 17, 2019, 01:11:50 AM »
Protest win puts Prison FC's title celebrations on ice.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


It seems Prison Ser­vice FC may have cel­e­brat­ed their suc­cess in the Ter­minix Su­per League too soon.

A day af­ter or­gan­is­ers hand­ed the Prison of­fi­cers the ti­tle came word that sec­ond-placed Bethel Unit­ed FC, cur­rent­ly on 25 points, have won an ap­peal against Po­lice from a No­vem­ber 10 en­counter at the Mt Gomery Recre­ation Ground in To­ba­go. Bethel won that game 4-1 but the win was giv­en to the Law­men on the ba­sis of a protest by them that the ground was not suit­able for play.

Bethel, it is un­der­stood, ap­pealed the re­sult and were yes­ter­day award­ed the win and three goals, which took them to 28 points, just one point be­hind Prison and now still with their game against Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed to be played.

The Prison of­fi­cers have 29 points with no more games to play. This means the To­bag­o­ni­ans will have to beat sixth-placed Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed in the fi­nal match at a date and time to be de­cid­ed. Should that match end in a tie, the Prison of­fi­cers could have the up­per hand in se­cur­ing the ti­tle based on a su­pe­ri­or goal dif­fer­ence of 26, com­pared to Bethel’s nine.

On Sun­day, the Prison Ser­vice ap­peared to have moved out of reach of their clos­est ri­vals on 29 points de­spite a 2-2 draw with Po­lice cour­tesy goals from Ri­car­do Al­leyne and Nathan Julien.

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Prisons FC slam Super League chaos
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2019, 07:34:30 AM »
Prisons FC slam Super League chaos
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


PRISONS Service FC have condemned “the abhorrent display of lack of transparency and inconsistent application of the competition rules by the TT Super League’s secretariat”, after they were initially adjudged as the champions of the 2019 Terminix Super League, only for that decision to be put on hold moments later.

Ferdinand Bibby, president of Prisons Service FC, issued a media release on Tuesday expressing their extreme disappointment.

On Sunday, the league’s competition manager, Richard Piper, issued a media release, at 6.21 pm, announcing Prisons were the 2019 champions after their game against Police FC, at the YTC Ground in Arouca, ended in a 2-2 draw. Prisons have a total of 29 points, four more than nearest challengers Bethel United, who have a game in hand.

However, at 6.50 pm on Sunday, the league sent another release, indicating Bethel were successful in appealing the disciplinary committee’s decision to award Police the win in their November 10 clash.

That game between Bethel and Police, which took place at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, ended 2-0 in Bethel’s favour. But Police protested the unfit conditions at the venue, and were later awarded a 3-0 win, by default, from the disciplinary committee.

Bethel's successful appeal now puts them just one point behind Prisons with a game against Matura ReUnited in the final round and a chance of leapfrogging into first place. Both Police FC and Prisons FC claimed to be in the dark about Bethel's appeal when they played to a draw on Sunday. A Police FC official on Tuesday told Newsday the club on Monday appealed the reversal of the disciplinary committee's ruling.

Prisons Service FC are now asking a few questions – when was Bethel’s appeal lodged and did it meet the required timelines stipulated by the league; when and where did this appeals committee meet and decide upon Bethel’s appeal; and why the decision of the appeals committee was only communicated to clubs the night after the final round of competition.

According to the club, “The Super League has displayed itself as a beacon for good governance but will be susceptible to despotism if negative behaviours are left unchecked when displayed.”

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Prison FC challenges Bethel’s Super League appeal.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Up­set over last-minute claims that Prison Ser­vice FC, with 29 points at the top of the stand­ings, may not be the even­tu­al win­ners of the Ter­minix Su­per League, the club’s pres­i­dent, Fer­di­nand Bib­by, has called for clar­i­fi­ca­tion from the league on an ap­peal which could po­ten­tial­ly snatch the ti­tle right out of their hands.

Af­ter Sun­day’s 2-2 tie be­tween Prison Ser­vice and Po­lice, league or­gan­is­er Richard Piper, in an email, had in­formed the me­dia of the Prison’s tri­umph and con­grat­u­lat­ed the Arou­ca-based team for win­ning the ti­tle. Less than half-an-hour lat­er, how­ev­er, Piper sent out an­oth­er email in­form­ing the me­dia that Bethel Unit­ed FC had won an ap­peal which took them to 28 points and could clinch the ti­tle if they beat Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed in their fi­nal match at a date and time to be de­ter­mined.

In a three-page doc­u­ment on Tues­day, how­ev­er, Bib­by called for trans­paren­cy and clar­i­ty in the mat­ter, say­ing it was caus­ing dis­tress among the af­fect­ed clubs. In his let­ter of con­cern, Bib­by asked: “When was Bethel Unit­ed’s ap­peal lodged and did it meet the re­quired time­lines stip­u­lat­ed by the TTSL? When and where did this Ap­peals Com­mit­tee meet and de­cid­ed up­on Bethel Unit­ed’s ap­peal? and, Why the de­ci­sion of the Ap­peals Com­mit­tee was on­ly com­mu­ni­cat­ed to clubs the night af­ter the fi­nal round of the com­pe­ti­tion?”

Ac­cord­ing to Bib­by, “It is clear that Piper, the Com­pe­ti­tion Man­ag­er, ei­ther wasn’t in­formed of the pend­ing hear­ing of Bethel Unit­ed’s ap­peal, or failed, or re­fused to in­form the clubs of the fact pri­or to com­ple­tion of the last round of foot­ball (with the ob­vi­ous im­pli­ca­tion of the de­ci­sion on the ti­tle race).”

He added, “If Piper, TTSL Com­pe­ti­tion Man­ag­er, didn’t know of Bethel Unit­ed’s ap­peal then who knew? Pe­ter Thomas, TTSL Sec­re­tary, is the of­fi­cial con­duit of protests and ap­peals for the TTSL. Thomas was in­formed of the hear­ing of Bethel Unit­ed’s ap­peal and failed or re­fused to in­form Piper or the clubs of the fact of the pend­ing ap­peal pri­or to com­ple­tion of the last round of foot­ball (with the ob­vi­ous im­pli­ca­tions of the de­ci­sion on the ti­tle race).”

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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2019, 05:51:26 AM »
Prisons didn’t need to know
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


Look Loy washes hands of Super League chaos –

PRISONS FC officials believe they should have been informed of an appeal by Bethel United points which would have altered the standings and prevent Prisons FC from winning the title, on Sunday.

However, president of the Super League Keith Look Loy,in an interview with Newsday, on Wednesday, said a matter involving two clubs is not necessarily the business of the entire league.

“When clubs register a protest or an appeal against a decision, that is not the business of the whole league, that is the business of the league and the two clubs involved. We don’t broadcast to every club in the league, every member, what is happening with disciplinary matters. We let them know if they are involved.”

Look Loy said when a decision is made that affects standings then all the teams are informed, which was done.

On Sunday, the TT Super League competition manager, Richard Piper, issued a media release, at 6.21 pm, announcing Prisons were the 2019 champions after their game against Police FC, at the YTC Ground in Arouca, ended in a 2-2 draw. It meant Prisons moved to 29 points, four more than nearest challengers Bethel United, who have a game in hand.

However, at 6.50 pm on Sunday, the league sent another release, indicating Bethel were successful in appealing the disciplinary committee’s decision to award Police the win in their November 10 clash.

That game between Bethel and Police, which took place at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, ended 2-0 in Bethel’s favour. But Police protested the unfit conditions at the venue and were later awarded a 3-0 win, by default, from the disciplinary committee.

Bethel’s successful appeal now puts them just one point behind Prisons with a game against Matura ReUnited in the final round and a chance of leapfrogging into first place.

Both Police FC and Prisons FC claimed to be in the dark about Bethel’s appeal when they played to a draw on Sunday.

Look Loy on the situation said, “...the Appeals Committee supported the Bethel appeal and the judicial process is completed.”

Addressing the release sent by Piper, Look Loy said, “He (Piper) was premature...Prisons knowing an appeal was in should not have gone off celebrating.”

Look Loy said that all the teams were carded to play their last match on Sunday, but because of the weather matches were postponed and now the title is in the hands of Bethel, who play their postponed final round match this coming Sunday. “Prisons has already played its full complement of games, its full schedule. Bethel has one left because Bethel’s game on Sunday by force of nature rained for three or four days made the ground impossible to be played on.”

The three matches postponed include: Matura versus Bethel at the Matura Recreation Ground; Guaya United versus Petit Valley/Diego Martin United at the Guaya Recreation Ground and San Fernando Giants versus FC Santa Rosa at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium Training Field, Marabella.

In a press release, on Wednesday, signed by president of Prisons FC Ferdinand Bibby, the club believes more information should have been relayed to them and they were placed in a disadvantageous position.

The release said, “The Appeals Committee and Peter Thomas (Super League secretary) knew or ought to have known that the decision to award Bethel United the three points would have had an impact on the TTSL League standings, the title race and the tactics to be employed by clubs going into the final round of competition which was carded for Sunday 15 December, 2019.”

The Prisons FC release further said that the club would have liked to be informed sooner. “Why was it so important to withhold the decision until the night of Sunday 15th December, 2019? By withholding their decision until 7.10 pm on Sunday 15 December, 2019, the Appeals Committee placed Prison Service FC at an unfair disadvantage since Prison just like the other clubs in the league, media, fans, supporters and the general public who were following the league would have been harbouring a misconception that a certain permutation (Prison Service FC needing only one point to win the competition) was evident based on the legitimate expectation that the standings published and circulated by the TTSL competition manager, Richard Piper was correct and up-to-date.”

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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2019, 06:13:38 AM »
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That game between Bethel and Police, which took place at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, ended 2-0 in Bethel’s favour. But Police protested the unfit conditions at the venue and were later awarded a 3-0 win, by default, from the disciplinary committee.

Why was the match played at all if the conditions at the venue were "unfit"?

Wouldn't a determination of this nature  be made prior to kick-off?

And, having been played shouldn't either team have been deemed to have waived appeal?

Had Police emerged victorious on the day would Police have appealed?
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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #51 on: December 20, 2019, 04:51:07 AM »
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That game between Bethel and Police, which took place at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, ended 2-0 in Bethel’s favour. But Police protested the unfit conditions at the venue and were later awarded a 3-0 win, by default, from the disciplinary committee.

Why was the match played at all if the conditions at the venue were "unfit"?

Wouldn't a determination of this nature  be made prior to kick-off?

And, having been played shouldn't either team have been deemed to have waived appeal?

Had Police emerged victorious on the day would Police have appealed?

Under Law 5 - The Referee;
Each match is controlled by a referee who has full authority to enforce the
Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been
appointed


Under normal FIFA rules, it is entirely the referee's decision if a pitch is in suitable condition to play. If the referee has made a determination, usually in consultation with any groundsmen, that the pitch is safe to play then the game is played.

What conditions overrode this? Why weren't they raised prior to kick-off to the referee or Match day official?
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« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2019, 05:16:37 AM »
Isn't that jokey ?
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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2019, 07:15:24 AM »
Bethel with a chance to claim league crown.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


BETHEL UNITED will have a chance to claim the Terminix Super League crown, on Saturday, when they face Matura ReUnited in a rescheduled Match Day 13 encounter, at the Matura Recreation Ground.

The League, in a media release on Monday, said the result of Bethel’s November 10 match against Police, which took place at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, will remain 2-0 in Bethel’s favour.

Initially, Police protested the unfit state of the ground and were awarded a 3-0 win, via default, from the disciplinary committee. But Bethel, on December 15, were successful in appealing the disciplinary committee’s decision to give Police full points from that fixture.

Bethel have a tally of 28 points from 11 matches, one point less than league leaders Prisons Service FC, who have finished their 2019 campaign.

On December 15, Prisons Service FC and Police played to a 2-2 draw, at the YTC Ground in Arouca. After that match, the League initially issued a media release which declared Prisons as the 2019 champions. However, a half-hour later, the League sent another release, which announced Bethel’s successful appeal.

Both Prisons Service and Police queried the events of December 15, but the League have made it clear that Bethel’s initial result, on November 10, will stand.

George Joseph, a co-ordinator with Bethel United, has called for the League to adapt their by-laws whereby all participating teams will be aware of disciplinary matters, instead of the affected parties.

“It’s just unfortunate for (Prisons) really,” said Joseph on Monday. “Probably that’s something that the League might have to look (at) going forward. Remember Prisons (weren’t) a party to this. Who should have been informed were Police and Bethel.

“Whether the whole group should have been informed, I don’t know. (The League) probably might have to look at that and, if everybody agrees, then they might have to accept it in the by-laws.”

According to Joseph, “I could understand where (Prisons) are coming from. For me, the Disciplinary Committee took too long (before) they gave their written decision. The written decision had to go before the Appeals Committee for them to judge.

“The Appeals Committee didn’t get that decision until the 10th of December, and the Appeals Committee gave their decision on the Sunday (15th). I don’t know if it’s within the rules of the Super League that you have to inform everybody because, subsequent to that, we are now knowing that they have several disciplinary matters and appeals that we weren’t aware of either.”

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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #54 on: December 24, 2019, 02:34:45 PM »
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That game between Bethel and Police, which took place at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, ended 2-0 in Bethel’s favour. But Police protested the unfit conditions at the venue and were later awarded a 3-0 win, by default, from the disciplinary committee.

Why was the match played at all if the conditions at the venue were "unfit"?

Wouldn't a determination of this nature  be made prior to kick-off?

And, having been played shouldn't either team have been deemed to have waived appeal?

Had Police emerged victorious on the day would Police have appealed?

Refs basically gonna try to play it as resources limited and wanna get it done.
Some probably no experienced enough to make that call or simply prefer not to

saw some crazy conditions for QPCC @ bethel game as well n the game should have been called off or delayed at least
but the game played and bethel also scored a very controversial goal which was caught on film

QPCC also had a game in trini that should have been delayed in order for the ground to drain off a bit, and there was enough time to allow it as well but refs here simply not capable/not trained properly


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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #55 on: December 29, 2019, 08:52:02 AM »
Prisons win Super League title as season closer ends in draw.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


THE 2019 Terminix Super League ended in dramatic fashion, on Saturday, as sixth-placed Matura ReUnited converted a stoppage time penalty to earn a 2-2 draw against Bethel United to keep the latter in second position on the standings and hand Prisons FC the title.

Prisons FC and Bethel United, of Tobago, both ended on 29 points after 12 rounds of action, but Prisons FC won the title because of a superior goal difference. Prisons ended the season with a goal difference of +26 compared to +13 by Bethel.

The match did not end in good spirits as the Bethel players hurled insults at referee Rashby McFie. Bethel players felt the penalty was soft and it should not have been given. Some of the players also felt that because McFie is a member of Prisons he gave Matura the stoppage time penalty to earn Matura the draw and hand Prisons the crown.

One player was heard saying, "He is a prisons officer, he want Prisons to win." Joel Hoyte converted the penalty in the seventh minute of stoppage time to equalise for Matura ReUnited after Irvin Reyes was fouled just inside the box. Earlier in the match, Reyes gave Matura the lead in the 13th minute, before Tee Jay Cadiz levelled the match for Bethel in the 31st minute. Shaquille Cox gave Bethel their first lead of the match with a 65th minute strike. A number of Bethel players fell to the ground injured in the latter stages of the match which may have led to the seven minutes of stoppage time.

Reserve goalkeeper for Bethel Keston Saul, speaking with Newsday after the match, said the referee did not have the best match but Bethel could have converted their chances. "He (referee) could have done better, I am not putting blame (on him) because we had opportunities to score and to win but we still had it hard because I understand – I don't know if it is true – that the referee is also a prisons officer and we are fighting with Prisons for the league."

The match referee also told Newsday that one of the linesmen is also from the prisons service.

There was some confusion with the standings over the past two weeks. On December 15, the TT Super League competition manager, Richard Piper, issued a media release, at 6.21 pm, announcing Prisons were the 2019 champions after their game against Police FC, at the YTC Ground in Arouca, ended in a 2-2 draw. It meant Prisons moved to 29 points, four more than nearest challengers Bethel United, who had a match in hand.

However, at 6.50 pm on the same day, the league sent another release, indicating Bethel were successful in appealing the disciplinary committee’s decision to award Police the win in their November 10 clash.

That game between Bethel and Police, which took place at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, ended 2-0 in Bethel’s favour. However, Police protested the unfit conditions at the venue and were later awarded a 3-0 win, by default, from the disciplinary committee.

Bethel’s successful appeal put them just one point behind Prisons heading into Saturday's match against Matura ReUnited.

Saul said the team was not distracted by the changes in the points standings during the last two weeks. "We still had our focus and the task that we had to do because we know that we wanted to come out to play to win the league."

Prisons FC coach Anderson Veronique, was happy his team won the title, but said he tried to put the confusion with the standings behind him. "About a week ago I put that to rest, I moved on from that."

Veronique said he was satisfied with his team's efforts, saying his players had three matches in the space of seven days earlier in the campaign and earning seven points out of a possible nine points during that week help set up the title run.

Despite the heartbreaking end to the season, Saul said it was a memorable one for Bethel.

"The season was good for us because since we are in the Super League it is the highest that we have ever come although we had intentions of winning it, but tough luck today."

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Bethel United to file complaint about match officials
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2019, 11:59:08 AM »
Bethel United to file complaint about match officials
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday)


BETHEL United of Tobago plan to fight the decision by the 2019 Terminix Super League to use Prisons officials during their final match against Matura ReUnited, knowing that Bethel and Prisons were fighting for the Super League crown.

The league ended in dramatic fashion at Matura Recreation Ground, on Saturday, as sixth-placed Matura ReUnited converted a stoppage time penalty to earn a 2-2 draw against Bethel to keep the latter in second position on the standings and hand Prisons FC the title.

George Joseph, a coordinator with Bethel, said, “To avoid this situation repeating itself in the future we will file a complaint...the referee himself should have known Prisons could win the league and this match is a delicate one.”

Joseph, who said Super League officials did not give them an explanation as to why Prisons match officials were used, is surprised the league let that happen. “...that was a clear conflict of interest, that should never be allowed.”

Joseph said Bethel will send an official complaint within the next day or two. Newsday attempted to call Super League president Keith Look Loy, but was not successful.

Prisons FC and Bethel United both ended on 29 points after 12 rounds of action, but Prisons FC won the title because of a superior goal difference. Prisons ended the season with a goal difference of +26 compared to +13 by Bethel.

The match between Matura ReUnited and Bethel ended on a sour note, as the Bethel players voiced their frustration at referee Rashby McFie. Bethel players felt the penalty was soft and it should not have been given.

After the match one player was heard saying, “He is a prisons officer, he want Prisons to win.” The match referee also told Newsday that one of the linesmen was also from the prisons service.

There was also some confusion with the standings over the past two weeks. On December 15, the TT Super League competition manager, Richard Piper, issued a media release, at 6.21 pm, announcing Prisons were the 2019 champions after their final game against Police FC, at the YTC Ground in Arouca, ended in a 2-2 draw. It meant Prisons moved to 29 points, four more than nearest challengers Bethel United, who had a match in hand.

However, at 6.50 pm on the same day, the league sent another release, indicating Bethel were successful in appealing the disciplinary committee’s decision to award Police the win in their November 10 clash.

That game between Bethel and Police, which took place at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, ended 2-0 in Bethel’s favour. However, Police protested the unfit conditions at the venue and were later awarded a 3-0 win, by default, from the disciplinary committee.

Bethel’s successful appeal put them just one point behind Prisons heading into Saturday’s match against Matura ReUnited.

Prisons FC thought they only needed one point to win the title and earning the 2-2 draw was therefore enough. Prisons claimed they were not aware that Bethel were appealing the result in their Police match, but that appeal would have affected the standings and they should have been informed. Look Loy said a matter involving two clubs is not necessarily the business of the entire league.

“When clubs register a protest or an appeal against a decision, that is not the business of the whole league, that is the business of the league and the two clubs involved. We don’t broadcast to every club in the league, every member, what is happening with disciplinary matters. We let them know if they are involved.”

Look Loy said when a decision is made that affects standings then all the teams are informed, which was done.
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Re: 2019 T&T Super League Thread
« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2020, 04:22:26 PM »
Prisons FC dominates TTSL awards.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Pris­ons Ser­vice FC walked away with the li­on's share of tro­phies, medals and cash in­cen­tives when the Ter­minix T&T Su­per League held its End of Year Prize­giv­ing Cer­e­mo­ny on Wednes­day night at the Pres­i­dent's Box of the Queen's Park Oval, Port-of-Spain.

The Prison of­fi­cers were award­ed for win­ning the pres­ti­gious League Tro­phy in the scaled-down one-round com­pe­ti­tion last year, in what will po­ten­tial­ly be the last Su­per League tour­na­ment to be held. The T&T Su­per League will now give way for the com­ing Tier 1 and 2 League which is still to be giv­en a name.

Kei­th Look Loy, pres­i­dent of the TTSL made this an­nounce­ment in front of a small crowd that com­prised ap­prox­i­mate­ly 10 out of the 13 par­tic­i­pat­ing teams. Pris­ons al­so re­ceived the Best Goal­keep­er award, cour­tesy the hero­ics of Javon Bourne, and the Gold­en Boots prize that was won by strik­er Nathan Julien.

The Prison of­fi­cers were set to walk away with a min­i­mum of $31,500, an amount that could on­ly change de­pen­dant on the fig­ure giv­en for trav­el.

Look Loy, at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son, said from the $200,000 giv­en in spon­sor­ship, the clubs would share $100,000 among them for prizes, leav­ing the last-place team to re­ceive $1,100, all the way up to the win­ning prize of $14,000 with tro­phies and medals.

There were al­so to be cash bonus­es of $1,000 for a win and $500 for a draw. Teams were al­so to be paid for their trav­el to and from match­es, in the sum of $800 and $1, 500.

How­ev­er, Bethel Unit­ed strik­er Tee­jay Cadiz was vot­ed the Most Valu­able Play­er (MVP), a de­ci­sion that was made eas­i­er af­ter Cadiz was ad­judged the best play­er in nine of his team's 12 match­es.

But de­spite be­ing ready to col­lect, clubs still could not col­lect their cash in­cen­tives as cheques made out in their names need­ed a third sig­na­ture from the TTSL, Look Loy ex­plained.

The TTSL boss al­so made it clear that bonus­es, trav­el and oth­er cash in­cen­tives will on­ly be paid out to clubs when doc­u­ments or pa­per­work is pro­vid­ed.

Ter­minix own­er and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Richard Fer­gu­son de­scribed the Su­per League as the best-run foot­ball tour­na­ment in T&T, say­ing it was a plea­sure to sup­port it fi­nan­cial­ly.

"It shows trans­paren­cy and ac­count­abil­i­ty, it has the best foot­ball and most im­por­tant­ly, the biggest crowds. The T&T Pro League has noth­ing on the Su­per League," Fer­gu­son said.

The La Hor­quet­ta Rangers boss, who has been a fi­nan­cial pil­lar of the sports lo­cal­ly, called for Look Loy's style of man­age­ment in the TTSL, to be trans­ferred to the new foot­ball tour­na­ments in the fu­ture.

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Nathan Julien shot dead in Maloney
« Reply #59 on: August 23, 2020, 12:29:35 PM »
Nathan Julien shot dead in Maloney
By Melissa Stanisclaus (izzso.com)


28 year old Nathan Julien, a promising left footed Winger was shot in Maloney and subsequently pronounced dead last evening.

Julien represented Pro League Team St Ann’s Rangers and Super League outfit Santa Rosa FC, as well as Prison FC.

He was also a key member of the Arouca based Beatnix Team.

Julien was also a member of Prison Service Football Club from 2017 and copped the 2019 Trinidad and Tobago Super League and the club’s top goal scorer title.

According to the PSFC “he was a player whose presence on the field was dominating and impactful.”

“A humble and disciplined individual, Julien was well loved and admired by all who knew him, including opponents.”

The PSFC said they “condemn the actions of the criminals who continue to deprive the nation of talented and promising young individuals and preventing them from reaching their full potential.”

Julien along with two other men were shot at Thrust Lane in Maloney just after 10pm on Saturday 22nd August.
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