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Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« Reply #1140 on: June 11, 2020, 04:46:01 PM »
DL = more $.
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Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« Reply #1141 on: June 11, 2020, 05:52:25 PM »
What was DL contract? How much was he paid?

FIFA was paying his salary. DJW and infantino had that arrangement. Contro was correct on that point when he said that DJW was in FiFA(Infantino) pocket. The part about DL selling out the games is farfetched.

Got it. How much was FIFA paying him though? It seemed like top secret. Was it an average wage compared to other national team coaches? $10 per hour? $100,000 for 3 months? What did DL make so we can compare it to Fenwick's?

soccerman, that is the million dollar question. We don't know. Unless one of the forumites know the answer to that.


Deeks who told you this??

He was paid from the same subvention that Fenwick is meant to be paid from

I read where he is being paid by FiFa. It never stipulated the break down of the contract like Fenwick's contract. I can't remember seeing anything about how much he was being paid. Unless somebody on the forum bring up the specifics to correct me.

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Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« Reply #1142 on: June 11, 2020, 05:58:10 PM »
Storm over national team session...Held despite lockdown; Fenwick includes own coaches
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)





However, on Monday, June 8, Fenwick invited 40 players, including Police Commissioner Gary Griffith’s son, to the newly-refurbished Police ground at the St James Barracks. Griffith approved the session and also gave permission for the group to use the Police Barracks ground in St James. Griffith’s gesture came in for both praise and condemnation among the football fraternity, with most preferring to debate the “hot” topic anonymously.



 I see now eh in last the under 17 tourney he got a first half run in the last game .I guess he impove enough to get invited ...
Lol he's no good. That call was just to be allowed to train n use the facilities

Look, I like Gary. Good to see the barracks is being used. Good use of tax payers money. But this thing with his son, makes it appear like nepotism. If it was the U-23, I eh have a problem with that. There needs to be a men and women U-23 team in training. But the senior national team. Come on man.

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Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« Reply #1143 on: June 11, 2020, 07:22:01 PM »
WATCH: William Wallace responds to questions on Terry Fenwick's TTFA contract irregularities

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« Reply #1145 on: June 12, 2020, 06:21:48 AM »
DeeksI will keep my fingers crossed for this man who I think is more Trini than me,I hope his attitude has changed and less of the hot head.TF mirrors the attitude of people from the North East,the people come from very deprived parts and maybe TF is one with such a background.They all seem to have a fighting spirit and even sound like they want to fight when they speak.When I was studying in Manchester I heard one of the students talking,I said are you from Newcastle,his reply,"like f**k I'm not i'm from Carlisle",the thing is Carlisle is a stones throw from Newcastle.Manchester people call them "nutters".One question did you agree with TF as our coach.
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Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« Reply #1146 on: June 12, 2020, 07:01:19 AM »
DeeksI will keep my fingers crossed for this man who I think is more Trini than me,I hope his attitude has changed and less of the hot head.TW mirrors the attitude of people from the North East,the people come from very deprived parts and maybe TW is one with such a background.They all seem to have a fighting spirit and even sound like they want to fight when they speak.When I was studying in Manchester I heard one of the students talking,I said are you from Newcastle,his reply,"like f**k I'm not i'm from Carlisle",the thing is Carlisle is a stones throw from Newcastle.Manchester people call them "nutters".One question did you agree with TW as our coach.

Breds, YES! I think he has as much right as any Trini to coach the team. He lives in TT. He started from the ground floor. He was in the trenches with Jabloteh. He did a good job. He could have packed up and go back Hengland. He stayed and dealt with TT bakanal. TT has hired a number of coaches since he is here. Some foreign, some local. Some were good, and some were bad. Real bad. I think he should be given the chance. But leh we don't talk too fast because this contract business might screw up everything.
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Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« Reply #1147 on: June 12, 2020, 07:01:24 AM »
Fenwick restarts national training with Griffith’s blessing; but Look Loy and Ferguson slam exercise.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Terry Fenwick started his tenure as Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach at the Police Barracks in St James today, with his first training session since he was hired last December; and the first for any national team under Covid-19 regulations and following the appointment of normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad.

If the intention was to turn attention away from the legal wrangling between estranged Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and Fifa and on to the more pleasant aspects of the game, it could hardly be described as an immediate success.

Hadad did not attend to introduce himself to players—although his ‘assistant’ Amiel Mohammed was there—while the coaches present were a mishmash of TTFA hirings and Fenwick’s own Football Factory employees.

Terminix La Horquetta Rangers director Richard Ferguson ensured his own players boycotted the session. And, bizarrely, the media was not allowed to get closer than the streets around the venue.

Elsewhere, Inside World Football—a site that dedicated countless stories to attacking the William Wallace-led administration since last October—trained its guns on Fenwick, who it accused of being behind the TTFA’s more controversial business over the past six months while noting that the Englishman has ‘somehow managed to stay in post under the normalisation committee’.

Fenwick dismissed the allegations, which the website did not attribute to anyone.

“It is rubbish,” said Fenwick. “It is totally untrue and I am considering legal action.”

The former England World Cup defender said he could not comment on today’s training session due to a media gag by Hadad, who has been near invisible in recent weeks.

Hadad, the co-CEO of HadCo Limited, heads a committee mandated by Fifa to:

Run the TTFA’s daily affairs;

Establish a debt repayment plan that is implementable by the TTFA;

Review and amend the TTFA Statutes (and other regulations where necessary) and to Ensure their compliance with the FIFA Statutes and requirements before duly submitting them for approval to the TTFA Congress;

Organise and to conduct elections of a new TTFA executive committee for a four-year mandate.

Whatever Hadad actually gets done—and if he and his fellow committee members, Judy Daniel and Nigel Romano, are being paid by Fifa to do so—is presumably known to the world governing body but remains a mystery to much of the island.

Three months after his appointment, the businessman is yet to offer more than a cursory introduction to coaches and office staff while he has still not met the majority of the TTFA’s delegates or former board members—whether virtually or otherwise.

Hadad requested banking details from technical staff members, a few weeks ago, but has not said when anyone will be paid or even promised to honour existing contracts.

In the midst of the uncertainty, Fenwick decided to hold his first session as he selected 40 players to begin training three times a week.

Defence Force utility player Curtis Gonzales and Police FC goalkeeper Adrian Foncette were the most senior players invited while the training squad was packed with teenagers—including San Juan Jabloteh forward Justin Araujo-Wilson, W Connection midfielder Molik Khan, St Augustine Secondary forward Tyrese Spicer and former National Under-17 attacker Gary Griffith III, who is the son of Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.

Fifa suggested that, as a result of Covid-19, international football competitions are unlikely to restart until November at the earliest. However, a source close to the team explained that the resumption of national training was meant to activate local players who have not played a game since March and are unsure when the next Pro League season will start.

Fenwick, apparently, is also anxious to get a feel for available talent on the island.

Ferguson, whose La Horquetta-based team employs a string of potential international players like Aikim Andrews, Isaiah Lee, Kadeem Corbin, Kishon Hackshaw, Keron Cummings and Ross Russell Jr, is unconvinced by the exercise and confirmed that he told his players to boycott the sessions.

“The prime minister specifically stated that sport activities will not resume until 20 June, so we at Rangers are law abiding citizens,” Ferguson told Wired868. “I don’t want to subject any of my players to the coronavirus, or to have them breaking the law.

“The other issue is I did respond to the head coach of the national team and told him Rangers believe there is going to be a league in the last week of July and we will like to have our players to train and practice for that league.”

Griffith, a former top flight hockey player, insisted that Fenwick was cleared to train the team and urged stakeholders to support him.

“Everything that they were doing was permissible within the public health ordinance,” said Griffith, who criticised the non-appearance of Rangers players. “Maybe it is my training that you always support the person in authority for a greater cause.

“[…] What I am seeing is the height of hypocrisy, as I remember years ago when our national players were getting problems to leave English Premier League clubs to come across and play for their country; and you were hearing people complaining locally.

“Now all of a sudden you have managers in local clubs preventing our national players from coming to train with national teams.”

Fifa rules stipulate that clubs are only obliged to release players for national duty during specified match windows. As such, Ferguson and any other club director could legally block players from representing their country outside of those periods.

Ironically, Fenwick used those regulations himself to stop players from training with the national team while in charge of Clico San Juan Jabloteh.

Matters were far from settled on the training ground today too, as the appointed National Senior Team staff of assistant coach Derek King, manager Captain Basil Thompson and equipment manager Michael Williams turned up to find themselves working with a second group comprising of coaches Anthony Harrington, Nigel Henry, Keon Trim and James Baird and administrators Denise Govia and Adrian Romain. Fenwick’s helpers, according to the source, are working pro bono.

Warriors assistant coach/goalkeeper coach Kelvin Jack is in England with his family while trainer Oswin Birchwood was also absent.

A source close to the team explained that, since coaches have not been paid since their appointments, Fenwick brought his own coaches along to ensure he would have adequate staff to carry on the session. Covid-19 restrictions also meant he needed enough coaches to manage 40 players divided into roughly six groups.

Fenwick is believed to have purchased refreshments and fruits for players today. However, with no financing available and no international competition on the horizon, players could be spending as much as TT$80 a day to attend training with little chance of covering those expenses from match fees.

Wired868 understands that Fenwick is pushing to have supplements sponsored for the players and hopes to find help for their travel expenses.

TTFA technical committee chairman Keith Look Loy does not see the point of the venture, which he described as ‘a PR exercise and a bad, bad joke’.

“From reports coming in, this was a circus,” said Look Loy. “In the first place, the government has Covid regulations governing the country, which does not allow what took place today—because team sport is not supposed to restart until 22 June.

“I don’t care what Gary [Griffith] said because the police commissioner is NOT the government of Trinidad and Tobago.”

Look Loy also criticised Fenwick’s decision to bypass other national coaches—like Angus Eve, Stern John and Clayton Morris—to bring in staff from his own youth club for national sessions.

“I cannot countenance the use of non-national team staff to not only train a national team but the Senior National Team,” said Look Loy. “All things being equal and if I was operational that could never have happened. We have a national technical staff  in place, so how we can go to outsiders who have no national coaching experience?

“[…] Further, I don’t understand the need to rush to break Covid regulations and to bring in non-approved staff when there is going to be no Fifa window for that national team to play any games in, until December or January next year—although they can play friendlies.”

Look Loy said the resumption of the Men’s National Senior Team might put pressure on Hadad to make a decision regarding the remaining teams, which can theoretically begin training within the next two weeks.

“If this is a precedent then, when football reopens in two weeks, the issues arises for the other coaches: what are we to do?” Look Loy noted. “They have no international football to play this year either, so what happens with these coaches and their teams? Somebody has to give them direction; but if I do, Fifa will tell the normalisation committee to kill whatever I suggest.

“The question remains: how is this normalisation committee treating with these teams who were put into animated suspension by Covid? How is it going to treat with the appointments?

“Are they going to respect the appointments and the terms of the appointments—mainly salaries—or are they not?”

Hadad, as always, has promised nothing and delivered just as much.

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

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Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« Reply #1148 on: June 12, 2020, 09:38:13 AM »
Never a dull day in that country, there’s always commess bachanal and confusion brewing in every aspect of life on that little island where no body wants to sit down and talk over their differences but rather run to the media, and the dirty media instead of putting the health and mental well being of the nation first, they choose to sell their unhealthy swill to the nation further clogging the intelligence of John public and by extension our children. I’m really beginning to hate this country.

PS. I have a prediction. I believe WW will be successful against fifa, and i’m predicting in a few moanthem fenwick would be out of a job, himself and ramdhan.

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« Reply #1149 on: June 12, 2020, 01:10:03 PM »
Never a dull day in that country, there’s always commess bachanal and confusion brewing in every aspect of life on that little island where no body wants to sit down and talk over their differences but rather run to the media, and the dirty media instead of putting the health and mental well being of the nation first, they choose to sell their unhealthy swill to the nation further clogging the intelligence of John public and by extension our children. I’m really beginning to hate this country.

PS. I have a prediction. I believe WW will be successful against fifa, and i’m predicting in a few moanthem fenwick would be out of a job, himself and ramdhan.

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Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« Reply #1150 on: June 12, 2020, 04:59:28 PM »
Never a dull day in that country, there’s always commess bachanal and confusion brewing in every aspect of life on that little island where no body wants to sit down and talk over their differences but rather run to the media, and the dirty media instead of putting the health and mental well being of the nation first, they choose to sell their unhealthy swill to the nation further clogging the intelligence of John public and by extension our children. I’m really beginning to hate this country.

PS. I have a prediction. I believe WW will be successful against fifa, and i’m predicting in a few moanthem fenwick would be out of a job, himself and ramdhan.

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Terry is very quiet, for once. Quiet about the contract, that is!
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Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« Reply #1151 on: June 13, 2020, 01:45:24 AM »
What was DL contract? How much was he paid?

FIFA was paying his salary. DJW and infantino had that arrangement. Contro was correct on that point when he said that DJW was in FiFA(Infantino) pocket. The part about DL selling out the games is farfetched.

Got it. How much was FIFA paying him though? It seemed like top secret. Was it an average wage compared to other national team coaches? $10 per hour? $100,000 for 3 months? What did DL make so we can compare it to Fenwick's?

soccerman, that is the million dollar question. We don't know. Unless one of the forumites know the answer to that.


Deeks who told you this??

He was paid from the same subvention that Fenwick is meant to be paid from

I read where he is being paid by FiFa. It never stipulated the break down of the contract like Fenwick's contract. I can't remember seeing anything about how much he was being paid. Unless somebody on the forum bring up the specifics to correct me.

Subvention is from fifa, same as Lawrence, hence why Fenwick was complaining about football being shutdown. He needs fifa to pay his salary, if we get banned, that goes away..

That 2.5k mystery sponsor seems shady, why was that included in the contract and the liability falls squarely on the ttfa... it doesn’t even stipulate that a portion of it will be from the sponsor, in fact that should not even be in the agreement and why did Fenwick agree to that and the ttfa?

Bobol on top of Bobol... and people wonder why the nation is where it is and so damn backward...

Will Fenwick reveal who the sponsor is and should we assume the fifa subvention is 17.5k? Which we can also assume was dL salary..

Like I’ve said before, fifa should not be paying our coaches and controlling them. TT has too much money for this rubbish to be happening

The only thing to solve this problem is revolution, which includes getting rid of both political parties..

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We already saw how it went with DL and the fifa subvention, now Fenwick?

Well, all I will say is, you cannot trust Fenwick if he is indeed paid by fifa. I expect the same selling out like with DL.

If it hasn’t occurred to the people on the board, outside of Hart and a few other coaches, the TT senior men’s coaching job is a gold mine for corruption, bribery and a stepping stone.

It’s a coaches ticket to bribes, high level corruption, high salaries from a fifa subvention and zero accountability and results. It also serves as a stepping stone to get in fifas good books. Selling out to ensure TT is kept midway or below, never in the top four.

Subservient and posing no threat like the rest of the Cfu.

I warned everyone before, if Fenwick is paid by fifa through the subvention, it’s game over again...

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We already saw how it went with DL and the fifa subvention, now Fenwick?

Well, all I will say is, you cannot trust Fenwick if he is indeed paid by fifa. I expect the same selling out like with DL.

If it hasn’t occurred to the people on the board, outside of Hart and a few other coaches, the TT senior men’s coaching job is a gold mine for corruption, bribery and a stepping stone.

It’s a coaches ticket to bribes, high level corruption, high salaries from a fifa subvention and zero accountability and results. It also serves as a stepping stone to get in fifas good books. Selling out to ensure TT is kept midway or below, never in the top four.

Subservient and posing no threat like the rest of the Cfu.

I warned everyone before, if Fenwick is paid by fifa through the subvention, it’s game over again...


Provide concrete and ocular proof of such Wild  assertions that such possibilities could be so of senior men's coaches? That they could be ticketed for such possibilities.

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We already saw how it went with DL and the fifa subvention, now Fenwick?

Well, all I will say is, you cannot trust Fenwick if he is indeed paid by fifa. I expect the same selling out like with DL.

If it hasn’t occurred to the people on the board, outside of Hart and a few other coaches, the TT senior men’s coaching job is a gold mine for corruption, bribery and a stepping stone.

It’s a coaches ticket to bribes, high level corruption, high salaries from a fifa subvention and zero accountability and results. It also serves as a stepping stone to get in fifas good books. Selling out to ensure TT is kept midway or below, never in the top four.

Subservient and posing no threat like the rest of the Cfu.

I warned everyone before, if Fenwick is paid by fifa through the subvention, it’s game over again...


Provide concrete and ocular proof of such Wild  assertions that such possibilities could be so of senior men's coaches? That they could be ticketed for such possibilities.

You just saw DL and what happened during his tenure and the vast amount of corruption surrounded around him and the dictator... yet you are asking for proof..

Given the fact fifa has paid our coaches with the subvention and that is not enough to understand what Is happening?

What proof are you exactly looking for?
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Re: Terry Fenwick Thread.
« Reply #1156 on: June 15, 2020, 11:49:15 AM »
Wallace: We are trying to ‘rectify error’; TTFA president tries to explain secret Fenwick contract.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace admitted today that he legally bound the local football body to terms with Men’s National Senior Team head coach Terry Fenwick that were not agreed to by his board.

Wallace, who is chairman of the TTFA’s Board of Directors, said he signed Fenwick’s contract ‘in error’ and that the TTFA is trying to ‘rectify’ this by amending the deal.

The besieged president’s revelation came almost five months after Fenwick agreed terms with the TTFA and a day after SportsMax pointed to the discrepancy between the coach’s actual contract and the one the board thought he signed.

“I have to take responsibility for signing it,” Wallace told Wired868. “I am not running away from it. I can give you the circumstances but I have to take responsibility for that.”

At present, Fenwick has a contract—signed by Wallace and general secretary Ramesh Ramdhan—valued at US$2,500 (TT$17,000) per month more than agreed by the TTFA Board of Directors and with crucial clauses that were not approved by the board.

On 19 December 2019, the board voted 8-1 to hire Fenwick as the replacement for sacked coach Dennis Lawrence on the understanding that he would be paid US$17,500 (TT$118,000) per month with specific bonuses, including a two year extension if the Soca Warriors advanced to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup quarterfinal round. (Interim Pro League chairman Brent Sancho was believed to be the sole abstention.)

Fenwick’s salary would rise to US$20,0000 (TT$135,000) a month once the team secured qualification for the Gold Cup. His extension, if achieved, did not come with a pay increase.

But that was not what Fenwick, Wallace and Ramdhan eventually signed off on.

The changes to the deal afforded to the Warriors coach included:

A starting salary of US$20,000 per month;

An automatic two-year extension and salary increase to US$25,000 (TT$169,000) once the team qualified for the Gold Cup;

Perks inclusive of private medical insurance for his daughter and a ‘suitable’ phone, laptop and motor car—with all associated costs such as insurance, maintenance and fuel borne by the TTFA.

Fenwick’s bonuses for wins in friendly and competitive games as well as for improving Trinidad and Tobago’s Fifa rankings, remained the same as initially disclosed to the board. However, the contract also afforded him two business class tickets and suitable accommodation for two persons whenever necessary, for scouting purposes.

According to the terms of the agreement, the TTFA was responsible for the payment of local taxes, national insurance and health surcharge deductions.

Wallace explained to Wired868 that, although the board agreed to terms that should be offered to its new Men’s National Senior Team head coach, Fenwick was dissatisfied and pressed him to alter it.

In the end, Wallace said they decided to improve his remuneration through sponsorship money.

“[Fenwick] wasn’t happy with [the US$17,500 offered] but he went and got the additional US$2,500 through sponsorship,” said Wallace, who is also the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) president. “But that should have been in a separate agreement and not in the main contract. When it was drafted by his lawyer, it was put in the main contract when that figure should not have been our responsibility.

“There is a TTFA obligation and another obligation [for US$2,500] from another source.”

Wired868: Who is the ‘other source’?

Wallace: “I don’t want to reveal the other source. The other source would not want to be revealed, so I have to respect that. Terry would corroborate that.”

Wired868: If you did not read the contract properly, are you saying that you could just as easily have signed a contract for US$70,000 [TT$473,000) and the TTFA would have been forced to pay it?

Wallace: “Well I did peruse the contract but nothing jumped out at me because the figures I saw there were discussed—but they were discussed as two separate things. As for the clause about what would trigger the extension, I didn’t pick that up at all but that is going to be adjusted.

“We are doing an amendment which will replace whatever document existed prior to that. Terry has agreed to that. At the end of the day, the figure does not change so Terry will not lose anything. It is just that he receives part from the TTFA and part from another entity…”

Fenwick declined comment and did not confirm or deny whether he agreed to amend his contract.

Article 39.1 of the TTFA’s Constitution states that the football president ‘represents the TTFA legally’, which gives Wallace authority to enter the organisation into binding contracts.

Article 36(j) states that the TTFA’s Board ‘shall appoint the coaches for the representative teams and other technical staff’.

Former president David John-Williams utilised these two clauses in tandem when he asked his board to appoint Lawrence as coach and then to extend his tenure but refused to tell them what the terms of his contract would be. The board agreed and allowed John-Williams to negotiate Lawrence’s deal unilaterally.

In this case, however, the Wallace-led administration gave the board one figure but, privately, signed off on another.

TTFA technical committee chairman Keith Look Loy, who is a member of the board and Wallace’s United TTFA slate that successfully contested the football body’s elections last November, said he did not know about Fenwick’s ‘pay raise’ until this morning.

Look Loy said he conducted the initial negotiations over Fenwick’s contract with controversial English marketing man Peter Miller. Miller was involved in the TTFA’s Avec apparel deal as well as the Lavender development pitch for the Arima Velodrome, for which he signed as TTFA marketing director.

At the time, Wallace denied Miller had been retained as TTFA marketing director and said that was also ‘an error’. And Look Loy said Miller was working on a commission and not with a contract.

“Fenwick used Miller as his agent, so I conducted the negotiations [over his salary] with Miller; and I told him—through Miller—that what he wanted was not acceptable and he just couldn’t get it,” said Look Loy. “What he wanted and what he ended up with is chalk and cheese. We are highly indebted and the kind of extraordinary things he wanted.

“[…] For instance, a simple thing like a car. He is living in Trinidad and he already has a car; so why must the TTFA give him a car? I told him nobody could get more than what Lawrence was making and I was able to whittle down his demands to what I thought was realistic; and the board approved that. And that is what I stand by.

“After it went to the board and was accepted, the [technical] committee turned its back on that—as we did for the agreements with all the other coaches. That then became the job of the president and general secretary to put it in a contract.”

TTFA second vice-president Susan Joseph-Warrick told Wired868 that she and fellow vice-presidents Clynt Taylor and Sam Phillip were also in the dark about Wallace’s second deal with Fenwick.

“We were unaware of that figure until this morning and this has to be cleared up,” said Joseph-Warrick, who is also president of the Women’s League of Football (WoLF). “We really didn’t know.”

Still, Look Loy said he accepted Wallace’s explanation for the deal that was struck with Fenwick, barring the ‘error’ of its presence in his contract.

“What I am told is [Fenwick] insisted that he wouldn’t accept less than US$20,000 per month,” said Look Loy, “so he persisted and arrived at an agreement with sponsors who were supposed to be coming in, through Peter Miller, that the shortfall would be made up by sponsorship. I knew nothing about that—I am just hearing about it this morning.

“That has nothing to do with the TTFA. It is like a coach at a big club having a side deal with Nike that agrees to pay him an additional bonus. All the TTFA is obliged to deliver is US$17,500.”

Look Loy said Fenwick’s contract ought to be considered invalid due to a salary and performance-related clause meant to trigger a two year extension that were not in the original deal.

“I am not going to abide by that, that is not what was tabled, discussed and approved [by the board],” said Look Loy. “Nobody has unilateral authority to change what the board approved. That was my position with anything that John-Williams did and it holds now.”

Ramdhan described the confusion as ‘a simple administrative matter’—which is only one possible way to describe the TTFA president and general secretary secretly renegotiating a deal that was already agreed to by the board.

Wallace said the error will be fixed soon.

“It is being rectified as we speak,” he said. “It was pointed out to [Fenwick] that [contract] has to be changed to reflect what the board agreed to. So the lawyer is doing a separate amendment to it.”

Fenwick has not yet offered a public statement on the matter. But, if the contracts unilaterally handed out by former TTFA presidents Raymond Tim Kee and John-Williams are any gauge, the Englishman may already hold a valid contract; and must now decide whether to slash his own salary at the request of his employer.

To further complicate matters, it is the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee which may end up having to honour Fenwick’s contract.

At present, Fifa considers Robert Hadad to be in charge of the TTFA, although it is a view that Wallace and his vice-presidents are resisting in the Port of Spain High Court.

Hadad has not spoken to Wired868 in weeks and has gone to great lengths to avoid the media. However, he told coaches and staff that he is working on finding an avenue through which he can pay their outstanding salaries.

Fenwick, like all other current TTFA coaches, is yet to be paid since Wallace was elected president, due to Fifa’s refusal to release funds to the local body.

On Monday, Fenwick held his first national training session with roughly 40 local-based players, which had its own issues. The Warriors were due to train again from 9am this morning at the Police Barracks in St James.

However, Wired868 understands today’s session was cancelled via Whats App at just after 6am. The reason given was ‘bad weather’.

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« Reply #1157 on: June 15, 2020, 02:01:16 PM »
If WW and company are removed because of this contract, then Terry should be removed. I still think he is the right person, football wise, for the the job. But if WW is the fall guy because his contract, then it is logical that he be removed and get a next coach.
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« Reply #1158 on: June 15, 2020, 05:13:30 PM »
Where is the ttfa lawyer to go over this contract before ww signed off on it....no friend in business
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« Reply #1159 on: June 16, 2020, 06:20:41 PM »
What coach of a nonproductive team - not even a regional giant worth that kinda money per month.

Fenwick is real Trini- smart man make some kinda deal and laughing all the way to the bank and ehevncosch ah game yet-

Yes bio- we are the socaclowns of the Caribbean  crown we as the most inept Association in the region.

Not only we get pull down by Couch in WC now another Englishman take we whole head down and score a jackpot as the highest paid coach to never coached  the team- not even in ah friendly or ah pick up game
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« Reply #1160 on: June 24, 2020, 06:36:17 AM »
Football sits on the bench
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


NATIONAL football coach Terry Fenwick has had arguably the most turbulent start to a head coaching position in T&T history, without playing a single game.

Fenwick was announced as the new T&T coach on December 19, 2019, by former TT Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace. Three months later, Wallace was removed by FIFA and a normalisation committee placed in charge of the local governing body.

The move by FIFA has been challenged by Wallace and the matter is currently before the High Court. The battle for control of the TTFA has been a bitter one with a fight for control of the TTFA’s First Citizens account.

FIFA’s response has been to starve the TTFA of funding until the issue has been resolved.

This has left Fenwick, assistant coaches and technical staff unpaid for months.

Apart from the FIFA intervention, covid19 has delayed Fenwick’s official debut.

The Soca Warriors, ranked 105 in the world by FIFA, were scheduled to play two friendlies against Canada, ranked 73rd, on March 27 and 31 in the North American country when the pandemic shut down travel all around the world.

Speaking to Newsday on Tuesday, Fenwick said the off-the-field drama has frustrated him.

“My frustration has been the typical politics of T&T football – the lack of real leadership at the top,” he said.

“Of course, we have the normalisation committee kicked in. We’ve got court cases, it’s really not good for the youngsters. It’s not good for the technical staff, coaches that we’ve got. They don’t know who their leaders are at the moment until the court case goes through.

“Everybody is sitting on the bench, pretty much. It’s not helping the youngsters of this country, there’s possibly a generation of kids could go under the bus because of the incompetence of several different structures of management of T&T football.”

Fenwick’s contract has been a source of controversy as Wallace signed off on a higher salary and a number of perks contrary to what was agreed upon by the TTFA board.

Fenwick’s contract pays him US$20,000 per month, US$2,500 more than what the TTFA board had agreed to offer him.

Asked to respond to accusations that he asked for too much from the TTFA, Fenwick said, “I just think, like everything, it’s a negotiation. I negotiated with members of the board that were acting on behalf of the board. My contract was done through Ravi Rajcoomar SC, so I always had good advice in the background as to how I should move forward. I’ve done everything right, everything is legally binding.”

Fenwick said he remains focused on his dream job despite his contract being a hot topic.

“The issues that I see are certainly not on my side. It’s something that I negotiated and in the end, it’s a job I always wanted to do because I know the quality of kids we have on the ground.

“More than anything, I wanted to change the style, move away from what was negative and stopping us from getting results.

“The contract side of it, it’s been an issue for plenty of people but I’ve not really taken it on.”

United TTFA member Keith Look Loy recently told Newsday he considers all TTFA contracts signed without board approval to be null and void. Wallace has been mum of late but has promised to release a statement to address all the contentious issues.

Fenwick expressed gratitude for his assistant coaches and other technical staff for working despite the financial constraints.

He lauded the benevolence of team doctor Akash Dhanai who has been also working for free.

“I’ve got a meeting on Wednesday with our doctor...We’ve come out of covid(19) and now we’re struggling with Sahara dust. I cancelled training on Monday, it could well be cancelled on Wednesday because of the same dust issue.

“But the doctor and I will be meeting on how we’re going to tackle issues with certain players that might have asthma, respiratory issues. We’re trying to cover everything, but we have no money.

“Thank God the doctor’s been excellent; he’s been helping us out, all the coaches have been doing everything for free.”
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« Reply #1161 on: June 24, 2020, 03:57:26 PM »
Tt local based national coach shouldn't be paid anything more than 30 grand tt a month. 40-50 grand if they qualify for world cup etc. Fenwick aint worth this money. Anyone knows what his salary whilst coaching the local clubs was?

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« Reply #1162 on: July 03, 2020, 08:32:37 PM »
Eyes on youth: Teenagers aplenty in Fenwick’s first T&T training squad
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)


ENGLISHMAN Terry Fenwick has made a commitment to add young players to the national men’s football team, even if it means that some older locally-based players might have to be left out.

A month after commencing national team training, Fenwick held his first media conference yesterday at the Police Barracks in St James. The former England defender, 60, worked with a bunch of 35 kids under the watchful eyes of Police Commissioner Gary Griffith.

Assisting Fenwick were a combination of former national players and coaches such as Clayton Ince and Ross Russell, along with San Juan Jabloteh’s Keith Jeffrey and Keon Trim. Fenwick explained that his assistants, Derek King and Angus Eve, were unavailable for yesterday’s session.

Despite uncertainty as to whether the FIFA installed Normalisation Committee or the elected officials of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association are running the sport locally, Fenwick felt it important to get his programme going.

“We have just come through Covid virus into the Sahara dust and in between all of that, we don’t know who our leadership is at this time,” he said, vowing to steer clear of local football politics.

“Politics around the world is not easy. It gets bitter and twisted at times,” he declared, “That is where we are. I am leaving that alone.”

Fenwick said his early ambition has been limited by finances.

“I wanted to take a team from Trinidad to Tobago to play against the best players that they got available in Tobago,” he said. “So we can see what we got and select the best that they got over there.”

Fenwick’s focus is on young, locally-based players, although a few experienced 31-year-olds such as Police goalkeeper Adrian Foncette, La Horquetta Rangers’ Keron “Ball Pest” Cummings and Defence Force defender Curtis “Boyo” Gonzales were among those training. The squad also included talented 19-year-old Central FC midfielder Che Benny, striker Justin Araujo-Wilson (17), W Connection talent Molik Khan (16), St Anthony’s College forward Kai Phillip (19), Club Sando striker and Pro League top scorer Shaqkeem Joseph (19), John-Paul Rochford (20) and Justin Sadoo, the 22-year-old Point Fortin Civic defensive midfielder.

“I’m working with a very, very young squad of players,” Fenwick said.

“Some of my players will be in their late teens coming through to my national side. They have done a great job so far. The intensity has been remarkable. Sometimes it does look a little frenetic because they have put a lot of time and effort into their physical side of the game,” he added.

“My intention, as national team coach, is to develop the best kids that we have available,” he said, explaining that the face of the squad would change over time, with others also getting an opportunity to stake their claims.

“We are working hard at it. I’ve got my detractors in the background, which is okay, I understand. I am giving my everything to the young players that we got.”

The Englishman said his ambition was to get into the mind of his young charges, getting them to do the simple things right. While talented, some have not previously benefitted from structured coaching and so, many things are brand new to them. Some will rise to the occasion while others will not be good enough and will be replaced by other talent.

“There are lots of players out there in the mid-20’s who haven’t been selected and are not involved in this squad, and they are asking why,” Fenwick revealed.

“I said to them, ‘Fellas, if you are 27 and older and you are still playing here in the league in Trinidad and Tobago, I know I have better players at the highest standard of football somewhere else in the world’.”

“You wouldn’t believe the response I have had locally and internationally from players around the world that want to play for Trinidad and Tobago,” he continued.

Fenwick said his intention was to get results.

“I want us to get away from being 105th ranking in the world (and) one of the teams in the Caribbean region. I want to be the top team in the region. I want to be top-50 ranked in the world. I want to move us in the right direction and that will not happen unless we have a good development process from 15, 17, 20, into the (senior) national team.”

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Fenwick: We have something to offer.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


National coach Terry Fenwick is manoeuvring the challenges of a less-than-ideal leadership, the selection of inexperienced players, to people who are not in favour of him being national coach, as well as little to no finances, to turn around the fortunes of T&T football.

Addressing the media soon after a training session at the Police training ground at the St James Barracks on Friday, the English-born coach said he wants not to be one of the top teams in the Caribbean but the best in the region, as well as one of the top 50 teams in the world.

To date, he has been mentoring the young players, some of whom have never played under a top-class coach, he told the audience and has been guiding them on the areas they need work.

"Some of the sessions that they've done are brand new, they don't know. I am engaging them on and off the field as to how they adapt mentally. Everything I tell them, I only tell them once to see who takes it on board because that's how the world is moving right now. I want us to get away from this 105th ranking in the world, or one of the teams from the Caribbean region. I want to be the top team in the region. I want to be down on the 50 ranked in the world which will move us in the right direction, and that will not happen until we have a development process from 15, 17, 20 and the senior national team."

He added: "We have done a good job so far. The intensity has been remarkable."

Courtesy the assistance of Robert Hadad, the chairman of the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee who has helped the team with his finances to get food and refreshment, and Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, the team has been in training for just under a month now (the first session was on June 8.) and has made tremendous strides despite the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, situation. The infiltration of the Saharan dust, and the uncertainty of who will lead local football after the pending July 29 court matter between the world governing body for football - FIFA, and the William Wallace-led United T&T Football Association.

He told the media he has been encouraged when he sees the work of coaches such as Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, he knows we are in a good place. "When we have got the best coaches in the world such as Pep Guardiola, coaching teams with teenagers to win Championships, whether it be the Premier League or the Champions League, and that's with at whatever clubs he has been, that tells me that these youngsters have got something to offer."

Fenwick, 60, is hoping to follow up his team with a match between a Trinidad representative team versus a Tobago team in the sister-isle soon, as well as an international encounter with either Guyana or Barbados before the year ends.

He hopes to work on the many interested players internationally with T&T's parentage with the hope of selecting the best team.

At the last FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the T&T team was recorded as the oldest squad in world football, but the Englishman who took over from Dennis Lawrence on December 19, 2019, said he wants to change that. Fenwick's training squads yesterday comprised some 40 players such as Adrian Foncette, Jabari Mitchell (Police FC); Andre Marchan, Aaron Enil, Curtis Gonzales, Justin Garcia, Adrian Welch, Hashim Arcia, Reon Moore, Brent Sam, Dwight Quintero (Defence Force); Christopher Biggette, Brandon Semper, Kadeem Hutchinson, Justin Araujo-Wilson, Tyrese Bailey (San Juan Jabloteh); Kadeem Riley (Unattached); Isaiah Garcia, Molik Khan (W Connection); Jelani Peters (Toronto FC); Jesse Williams, Jameel Neptune, Kevon Goddard, Che Benny, Sean Bonval (Central FC); Xavier Rajpaul (Cunupia FC); Justin Sadoo (Point Fortin); Rivaldo Coryat, Matthew Wooling, John Paul Rochford (AC Port of Spain); Keron Cornwall, Shaqkeem Joseph (Club Sando FC); Keron Cummings (La Horquetta Rangers); Judah Garcia (Point Fortin FC); Nicholas Dillon (Patro Eisden Maas); Kai Phillip (St Anthony’s College); Tyrese Spicer (St Augustine Secondary); Michael Poon-Angeron, Akeem Roach, Jaheim McFee.

Among those who assisted Fenwick during yesterday's session were Clayton Ince, Keith Jeffreys and Ross Russell.

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Fenwick: ‘It’s my job to turn Warriors around’; T&T coach brushes off ‘detractors’
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Terry Fenwick brushed aside controversy surrounding his contract today and claimed that he was fully focused on the job, in his first press conference since taking up his duties.

The Soca Warriors trained at the Police Barracks in St James this morning with over 35 players—most under the age of 23.

At present, the TTFA is mired in controversy as president William Wallace resists the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee, headed by businessman Robert Hadad, in court. And Fenwick’s contract, which was signed off by Wallace with terms not approved by the TTFA Board, has been a major talking point.

Fenwick, a former Pro League champion as San Juan Jabloteh and Central FC head coach, said he is unaffected by the scandal.

“At the end of the day, I’ve got 35 kids out there who need my organisation for the session,” said Fenwick. “[…] Listen guys it’s politics, politics around the world—it’s not nice. It gets bitter and twisted sometimes.

“[…] I’m leaving that alone. My intention as national coach is to develop the best kids we have available… For me as the national coach, it is about delivering the best I possibly can.”

There were plenty fresh faces on the training ground while the youngest player, Naparima College midfielder Molik Jesse Khan, only turned 16 in April.

Fenwick complimented the players in his squad and said he intends to improve them for their various national teams, even if it will be the junior ones. However, he insisted that they are not just making up numbers.

“We’ve got some great talent on the ground here in Trinidad and Tobago; and our football let’s them down because it’s not over a sustained period of time,” he said, “and the coaches are quite regularly changed over, so there is no development process in place.

“If the best coaches in the world—like Pep Guardiola, like Jurgen Klopp—if these guys are using teenagers and guys who are 21, 22, 23, it tells me that we’ve got a chance with the kids we have got on the ground here in Trinidad and Tobago.

“[…] Our last squad that competed for the World Cup qualifiers, two years ago, was the oldest squad in world football. I want to move it on from there because I see the talent that we have here on the ground.”

Fenwick said he is focusing on the mentality of his players and their speed and efficiency on the ball, while being mindful of the guys who pick up instructions fastest.

“I stated from day one to the players: look after number one, and number one will look after you,” he said. “Simple is genius. Do the simple things right and everything else falls into place.”

Police FC goalkeeper Adrian Foncette, who has 15 senior international caps, said the players are excited to be back on the training ground—despite being uncertain about the date of their next competitive match.

“It is just good to play some football,” said Foncette. “[…] It is good that [Fenwick] was proactive in his decision to get the national team back training and to get football back going. There are probably just two or three [Pro League] teams who only just started back training.

“It is a breath of fresh air.”

Fenwick commended Hadad for helping to provide refreshments for the team and thanked Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith for use of their renovated ground.

“The equipment that we are using is not the best but we are making do,” said Fenwick. “There is no finances so nobody is getting paid. But we are here, we are training. Players are turning up on time [and] there is a lovely passion around the squad, there is a nice feeling.

“We have got to deliver better for the footballing public—for the people who are out there behind us. And we recognise there are a lot of snipers out there, so we have got to be careful about what we do, what we say, how we behave in public places.”

Fenwick stressed that he intends to deliver results.

“I want us to get away from being 105th ranked in the world, [just] one of the teams from the Caribbean region,” he said. “I want to be the top team in the region. I want to be in the top 50 ranking in the world; and that will not happen unless we have a good development [structure] from the Under-15s straight into the Senior National Team.

“[…] All the public is looking at is results. I understand that. The Senior National Team is not the developmental team, the Senior National Team is here to win; and I recognise that…

“I’ve got my detractors in the background and that’s okay. I understand. We’ve had a shocking time over the last few years, it’s my job to turn it around.”

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Million $ questions: Fenwick, Miller, Celtic, and the abuse of Trinidad’s Jabloteh.
By Paul Nicholson (insideworldfootball).


The leak of witness statements from a 2013 Trinidad and Tobago court case concerning national team coach Terry Fenwick, the former English defender turned football manager-cum-marketing spiv, sheds more light via a series of shocking revelations concerning Fenwick’s violent temper, his extreme behaviour and his alleged and multiple fraudulent business dealings.

Incredibly, and supported seemingly unequivocally by the Trinidad and Tobago FA’s Normalisation Committee, Fenwick will today run a national training session with mixture of several national team players amongst youth players from his Football Factory, a grassroots level youth development business owned by Fenwick in Trinidad.

A number of accredited coaches from the TTFA are believed to be involved in the session, but only alongside Fenwick’s Football Factory staff.

Fenwick’s assent to the summit of the TTFA and his long association with the TTFA’s discredited marketing director – another Englishman – Peter Miller, again comes into focus in the leaked documents, a copy of which can be see via clicking on the link below.

Link - 2013.03.13- Breach of Contract- Terence Fenwick and San Juan Jabloteh

It is another episode in what has been an on-going pattern of collusion and deceit in pursuit of football’s ‘easy’ money in a country that has always played fast and loose with its. Football riches

In 2013 Fenwick made a claim in the Trinidad and Tobago High Court for breach of contract by San Juan Jabloteh  Sports Club Ltd.

Jabloteh play in the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League and Fenwick had first been hired as coach as far back as 2001 (on the introduction of Peter Miller – the club’s marketing chief at the time), having then left in 2003 but returning in 2005. He left the club in 2009, eventually suing for breach of contract.

A witness statement provided by Jabloteh president Jerry Hospedales in 2013 to defend the claims, details a contract between the Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO) and Jabloteh that saw a three-year sponsorship provision of TT$1 million annually; for club naming rights and the underwriting of a development programme for all its football and netball teams.

That money was to be paid to Jabloteh. Fenwick’s contract of employment was made contingent on the continuation of the CLICO sponsorship. Fenwick was on a monthly salary of TT$50,000 plus benefits including a car and 50% of any money from player transfer fees (in 2001 he had set up a company with Miller called Pro Sports Caribbean based in Anguilla to handle transfer money from young Trinidad talent).

In fact, Hospedales in his witness statement says that a TT$1 million payment in December 2008 was never received by the club, but that it was made to IT Pod Holdings which Hospedales says was set up to manage the business of Magenta Holdings, a company reportedly run back then by the current and controversial TTFA marketing director Miller (See Pirates in the Caribbean: TTFA’s tale of woe and intrigue was not entirely homegrown).

Magenta in 2008 had begun discussion with Fenwick over plans for a three-year international development programme that included a three-year deal with Scottish giants Celtic for games against Jabloteh’s senior and junior teams, as well as the establishment of an academy in Trinidad. Conveniently the financial exposure for Fenwick and Magenta was TT$1 million, says Hospedales.

Hospedales then suggests a second cheque for TT$1 million from CLICO in January 2009 was intercepted by Fenwick – just a month after the first TT$1 million had been banked. Neither CLICO nor Jabloteh seem to be able to locate where the cheque was deposited. There is no comment from Fenwick documented in the court papers seen by Insideworldfootball.

The Celtic agreement appears to be as elusive as the cheque with Hospedales saying Celtic failed to turn up for a game when the senior Jabloteh team visited.

In December 2010, CLICO informed Jabloteh that it was cancelling its sponsorship. That triggered the clause in Fenwick’s contract that gave the club the right to release him. In 2013 Fenwick sued. It is understood the case reached a mediated settlement though the detail of that settlement has not been clarified to Insideworldfootball.

It is not just Fenwick’s business dealings that have gone unchecked but seemingly his general behaviour as well. According to Hospedales’ witness statement he details his leaving of a Pro League game 15 minutes before the end and on the way to his car being chased and physically threatened by Fenwick, who had left his position on the touchline to make his threats

Seven years later, Fenwick today takes the training of a selected group of Trinidad and Tobago’s youth players, overseen and encouraged by Trinidad and Tobago’s FA who are currently being run by a FIFA Normalisation Committee. Miller has also retained his marketing position within the TTFA. All sanctioned by interim TTFA chair Robert Hadad, the new broom trumpeted to clean up the twin island state’s football.

Last night a video was circulating on WhatsApp of Fenwick covering many of the issues (and more) above. It is worth watching, if only to see the quality elbow smash Fenwick (who is coaching) delivers to the head of an opposing team player in a Pro-League fixture as he celebrates a goal. Fenwick also got away with that assault.

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