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Glenroy Samuel Thread
« on: May 04, 2009, 04:45:15 AM »
Goalie Glenroy calls for better finishing from forwards
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFF)


Trinidad and Tobago Under 20 goalkeeper Glenroy Samuel has challenged his attacking teammates to live up to the expectations and hype they create during practice sessions whenever head coach Zoran Vranes puts them through shooting drills.

Samuel, now attached to United Petrotrin, made the plea on Sunday on the eve of T&T’s second warm up encounter with South Korea’s National Under 20 team at the Korean National Training Centre in Seoul which kicks off at 4pm (3am TT time on Monday).

T&T have scored just one goal in three outings so far on tour with Qian Grosvenor being the lone scorer in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Koreans. Samuel has conceded four goals in the two matches he has appeared in but must be admired for his stance between the uprights dating back to the CONCACAF Under 20 qualifiers. But his words to starting strikers Grosvenor and Trent Lougheed, as well as back ups Daniel Joseph and Juma Clarence, was to hit the target more when it really matters.

“In training they are always ready to let go bullets on me and they have me going all over to try and save. They want to mash me up in training when coachman watching but in the games, they hardly even troubling the ‘keepers,” Samuel told TTFF Media.

“It hard to create chances on this tour because the other teams real tight and playing good at the back but we getting a few chances and ‘them’ strikers not making the ‘keepers save. When we play these big teams and you getting chances that is the time to ‘let go pipe’ and make it hard for them. If we don’t do it then it’s making it harder for us defending against them,” Samuel went on.

He has been working feverishly with Goalkeeper coach and former T&T youth custodian Jefferson George having come out of the Under 17 ranks where former national senior team goalie Ross Russell was the man guiding him.

“The training is real good, especially now with the World Cup coming up. I will do my best always and God spare life I will go Egypt with this national team,” Samuel added.

Despite Samuel’s plea for better finishing, Grosvenor is optimistic that the T&T forwards will make better use of their chances on goal.

“It was good to get the goal yesterday because it raised my confidence level and the team started playing better.  I think even though we haven’t been scoring much, once we continue to work hard and focus on improving our finishing then things will get better for us,” Grosvenor added.

And with captain Leston Paul and midfield companion Sean De Silva now considered the two more senior players on the team at the moment, particularly after their recent stint with the T&T Senior Team, a lot more is expected of them on and off the field of play.

“I think it has to start from the back and we have to work forward from there. We have made some simple mistakes in defence which has cost us. Once we can tidy things up at the back and play faster and more composed, then we will perform better and get good results,” Paul said.

And De Silva thinks the location in Seoul couldn’t have come at a better time for his team’s workouts.

“The facilities here are amazing. It’s the perfect place for us to prepare and hopefully by the time we leave here we would have come away a stronger and better team. We know the games are tough but the experience and the training is what matters most right now,” De Silva said.

T&T will depart or Nigeria on Tuesday for two more warm up internationals against that country’s National Under 20 team and one more against a professional club.

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Re: Glenroy Samuel Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 05:09:59 AM »
Glenroy Samuel wins Wendy’s Player of the Month.
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“I’m the best”

Morvant Caledonia United shot-stopper Glenroy Samuel became the second goalkeeper this season to be honoured as the Wendy’s Pro League Player of the Month, taking the gong for September.

MIC-IT St. Ann’s Rangers goalkeeper Cleon John won the honour for June.

Samuel’s performances this season in Morvant Caledonia strip including some brilliant shutouts against Point Fortin Civic in a 1-0 win at the Mahaica Oval during September didn’t go unnoticed.

“I’d like to thank to judges for noticing what I’ve been doing,” said the 27-year-old former North East Stars goalie who was honoured on Wednesday at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

“But first I must thank God, [also] my family and loved ones for giving me the extra push.”

Samuel, who was part of Trinidad and Tobago Under-17 and Under-20 World Cup squads in 2007 and 2009 respectively, has been in and out the National Senior Team over the years -- most recently on the radar of current Soca Warriors’ coach Dennis Lawrence who recalled the shot-stopper to the national set-up for recent World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico and the United States.

Through being an unused substitute in both recent WCQs including T&T’s historic win over the US on Tuesday, Samuel believes, “I am the best in the country at present.

“I’m at my peak right now. I work hard in every session and I am ready to give it my all for club and country.”

Samuel said his return to Morvant Caledonia has been positive and also credits the Eastern Stallions’ coaching staff headed by Jamaal Shabazz for his improvement in performances.

With Morvant Caledonia positioned fourth on the Pro League standings and six regular league games left, Samuel wants to help his club to a top-three finish while challenging for the Cups before turning his focus to, possibly, a move to Europe.

Samuel and his Morvant Caledonia side will take on Club Sando today (Friday) from 6pm in the first game of a First Citizens Cup quarter-final double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium before defending champions Defence Force and San Juan Jabloteh from 8pm.

Wendy’s Pro League Player of the Month Season 2017

Cleon John (MIC-IT St. Ann’s Rangers) – June
Akim Armstrong (Club Sando) – July
Glenroy Samuel (Morvant Caledonia United) - September

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Re: Glenroy Samuel Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 04:22:11 AM »
So Samuel merits his national team selection on continued promise rather than on actual playing time? How is this justified when he sees limited action even during the Ascension tournament? He didn't even play in Rangers 10-2 rout of Matura. How is this consistent with stated expectations?
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Re: Glenroy Samuel Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 02:29:22 PM »
So Samuel merits his national team selection on continued promise rather than on actual playing time? How is this justified when he sees limited action even during the Ascension tournament? He didn't even play in Rangers 10-2 rout of Matura. How is this consistent with stated expectations?

I suspect the answer will go something like; well he attached to a club and in the past we fielded several unattached players regularly. So on that note he easily merrits a call up if the coach believes he has something to add to the team

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Re: Glenroy Samuel Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 04:40:29 PM »
So Samuel merits his national team selection on continued promise rather than on actual playing time? How is this justified when he sees limited action even during the Ascension tournament? He didn't even play in Rangers 10-2 rout of Matura. How is this consistent with stated expectations?

I suspect the answer will go something like; well he attached to a club and in the past we fielded several unattached players regularly. So on that note he easily merrits a call up if the coach believes he has something to add to the team

Yeah, of course ... but it contradicts what has been said about eligibility to play. He should be commanding a starting role somewhere or managed in such a way that he is playing significant minutes with relative frequency.

Bench at ManU or starting at Coventry? Coventry ah coming.

He should be the one facing the lights in Toluca vs Mexico but whatever yes ...
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