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Hutson Charles Thread
« on: April 16, 2007, 10:53:05 AM »
Lack of character to blame for defeat says Hutson Charles
Source: TTproleague

A disappointed Defence Force Technical Director Hutson ‘Barber’ Charles has pinpointed his teams’ “lack of character” as the reason for its dismal 4-1 defeat at the hands of W Connection last weekend.

According to Charles his side who managed a scoreless first half against the southerners, surrendered too easily after conceding its first goal.

“That is something that we have to take back to the drawing board and work on”, Charles said.
“It is only the first game in the season, but we have to nip that attitude in the bud and show more character because more goals will be scored on us and if that’s the attitude we are coming with this season its best we park it up”, he vented.

The former national standout however was quick to state that that he had faith that his charges would rebound from the defeat and give a better account of themselves next game.

The soldier further commended his opponents for their character saying that they deserved to win for the way they took advantage of his teams’ poor display.

« Last Edit: October 05, 2021, 04:04:04 PM by Tallman »

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Re: Hutson Charles a disappointed man
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007, 11:08:24 AM »
Hmmm Defence Force has alot of work to do if they are to overcome the three guns of the PFL...{Connection, Joe Public and Jabloteh}
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Hutson Charles Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 04:44:02 PM »
Love Hutson Charles

I know he will bring us back from the dead! cheers! great appointment. i am happy to see him in tnt colors again!

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Re: Hutson Charles Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 11:17:45 PM »
Charles dropped from national team staff.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).

Assistant coach Hutson Charles was asked to make way on the staff of the senior national men's football team for a data analyst.

The cut was made upon a request by national coach Angus Eve last week who, in addition to his staff members, needed someone to do analysis on the team, Guardian Media was told.

However, Eve was informed by the T&T Football Association's (TTFA) Normalisation Committee (NC) that they could not pay for a data analyst on the team with the existing numbers on the staff, which meant a decision had to be made to cut one of his assistant coaches.

With Charles, the team consisted only of two assistant coaches, the other being Reynold Carrington. Adarryl John is a trainer on the staff while Clayton Ince, a former national goalkeeper, expectedly is the goalkeeping coach.

On Sunday, Eve could not be contacted as calls to his phone went unanswered, however, Charles, a former national midfielder who played for the now famous 'Strike Squad' confirmed the cut on the staff.  

"I'm no longer with the team. They wanted to bring in a technical person to do analysis and from what I understood they did not have enough funds to pay for that person, so he had to release one of the staff and that's just how it goes.

"I think he has a certain way he wants his technical staff to be made up and that includes the need for an analyst. If you talk to the coach, he will give a clearer idea of what he wants."

Charles was an assistant to coach Stephen Hart along with Derek King and has worked with Eve and the national team for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and its qualifying matches.

He was a joint head-coach coach with Jamaal Shabazz, who took the national senior men's team to second place behind Cuba at the 2012 Caribbean Championship held in Antigua and Barbuda.

Charles also worked with the national youth teams as an assistant coach to Anton Corneal and then Zoran Vranes when T&T qualified for the FIFA World Youth Cup in 2007 and 2009 at Under-17 and U-20 divisions, respectively.

As a player, Charles, a former soldier with the Defence Force, won three Caribbean Cup titles, including the first in 1989 and the third at home in 1994.

On Sunday though, Charles told Guardian Media that all is not lost as yet, as he was promised to be brought back on the team once the issue of finance is sorted out by the normalisation committee.

Coincidentally, the normalisation committee has been at the centre of attention after it omitted details of the Home of Football in Couva from the audited statement, an issue that arose at the last annual general meeting (AGM) of the TTFA/NC held virtually on September 26.

The NC also deferred discussion relating to the TTFA's financial matter for October 10 at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).  

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Hutson Charles looks back on Defence Force’s Concacaf titles
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2021, 04:05:04 PM »
Hutson Charles looks back on Defence Force’s Concacaf titles

When club football was still in its dawning in the Caribbean, there were outfits that were flying the flag in pioneering the vision of the professional game.

Charting a course on this new frontier was Defence Force F.C. out of the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Defence Force is a football club consisting of recruits of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, the country’s military branch.

It is believed that the club’s success is driven, in part, by the discipline of its functionaries and guided by a firm military ethos.

Founded in 1974, Defence Force F.C. is the country’s most successful football club, having copped a total of 20 national championships. In their period of dominance, Defence Force won 15 titles in 22 seasons in the National League from 1974 to 1995.

Also, the club boasts two titles in the semi-professional league between 1996 and 1998, and three championships since the Trinidad and Tobago league became professional in 1999 with the Pro League.

But Defence Force’s claim to fame goes outside the boundaries of its Caribbean range as it remains the only team from Trinidad and Tobago to have ever won a Concacaf club title when they raised the Concacaf Champions Cup in 1978 and 1985. That tournament, which started in 1962, has since been rebranded in 2008 as the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

A member of the victorious team of 1985, Hutson Charles, says the golden era of Defence Force served to revolutionize club football, not only in his native Trinidad and Tobago, but the Caribbean on a whole.

“It was very good for the football fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago. It was also a proud moment for the Defence Force team being the champs of Concacaf,” he told Concacaf.com.

“Our 1985 Champions Cup win, in particular, boosted the morale of, not just the local football community, but the region. It proved that Caribbean teams can achieve success against the Central and North American teams,” Charles added.

In 1978, Defence Force shared the title with Comunicaciones of Guatemala and Leones Negros de Guadalajara of Mexico as the final part of the tournament was cancelled due to administrative problems.

But seven years later, the Trinidad club was crowned outright champions when they defeated Honduran outfit Olimpia 2-1 on aggregate.

According to Charles, the secret to victory in 1985 was due to solid football and some core principles that powered the Defence Force machinery.

“Unity, discipline and the combination of players, which consisted of both senior and junior national footballers, was the secret,” he shared.

“Before the professional league started, the Defence Force team proceeded to recruit young talented players of Trinidad and Tobago who expressed their interest in joining Defence Force for job security. Additionally, the experience of the senior players, and their discipline and drive to achieve success contributed to the domination of the Defence Force football team,” Charles added.

Looking back on 1985, Charles, now 56 years old, said in the home-and-away final against Olimpia, his team stamped its class in the first leg in Port-of-Spain with a 2-0 win, which put his team in a commanding position going into the decisive away leg.

“At home we were in control of the game, scoring the two goals to secure victory. The game in Honduras was tough, but we still managed to hold out and limit them to one goal,” he remembers.

Some members of the triumphant Defence Force team of 1985 were Curtis Murrell, Grantley Maxwell, Christopher Miguel, Roderick Gibbs, Julian Garcia, Miguel Hackett, Francis Furlonge, Hayden Thomas (goalkeeper), and Anthony Delpeche.

Charles, who played as a midfielder for both club and country, said he also enjoyed his time wearing the colours of Trinidad, which today are known as the Soca Warriors.

“I had a great experience playing for my country where I learned so much. The team had a good mix of experienced players with young talented players. The team’s dynamic was great and we did well, coming just short of qualifying for the 1990 World Cup in Italy,” he said.

Although Charles, who retired from the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment as Warrant Officer Class 1 after serving 31 years, said he was overjoyed at the success of the Soca Warriors when they qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany.

“I was extremely happy for the team which lifted the disappointment from the 1990 campaign,” he noted.

These days, Charles has kept his direct involvement in the sport by making the natural progression into coaching -- a journey he has embraced.

“I have been a part of the Soca Warriors since 2011 working under coach Otto Pfister and then holding the position of Head Coach from 2012 to 2013. I have learnt a great deal of patience [coaching at this level]. Another lesson learnt is knowing that with hard work, discipline and going the extra mile, can help one in achieving their goals,” Charles stated.

Charles, who is the current assistant coach of the Soca Warriors, also coached the Defence Force team. He is also the current coach of a Secondary school boys’ team.

In a playing career that spanned 19 years, Charles had many memorable moments in the game, but singled out a World Cup qualifier as perhaps his most enduring.

“I have many [great moments], but scoring the equalizer against Honduras in Honduras to take T&T into the Hexagonal of the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers back in 1988, has always stood out to me,” he recalled.
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Re: Hutson Charles Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2021, 06:28:06 AM »
Charles’ dismissal followed requests for formal TTFA appointments by Eve’s technical staff
Lasana Liburd Wednesday 6 October 2021 Global Football, National Football, Volley Leave a comment

Former Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team assistant coach Hutson ‘Baba’ Charles confirmed that he was still a member of head coach Angus Eve’s technical staff up until 23 September, when the Soca Warriors resumed training at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex.

It means that Eve’s decision to replace the former Strike Squad stand-out player and Defence Force title-winning Pro League coach with a data analyst came after Charles was verbally assured last month that he would retain his job with the Soca Warriors.

So what changed?

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