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Remember 19/11: Gally’s post-Strike Squad torment

Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago stand-out player and coach Everald "Gally" Cummings (right) is recognised by former President Maxwell Richards at the TTFF Centennial function.

Strike Squad coach Everald Cummings talks to Earl Best about what he felt on November 19, 1989, what he feels now and how he has been treated. PART II: Bitterness does not enter the picture when Strike Squad coach Everald “Gally” Cummings discusses the events of November 19, 1989; when …

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Remember 19/11: The climb to the brink of history

(Courtesy ttfootballhistory.com)

Recapturing the euphoric mood of the moment, Ashford Jackman previews the final game of the 1990 World Cup qualifiers in which, to take T&T to the Finals in Italy, Everald “Gally” Cummings’ confident Strike Squad needed simply not to lose. Controversy. Adversity. Achievement. The clear signposts along the road travelled …

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Omertà (part ten): How The Belly flattened Warner

Photo: Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.
(Courtesy UK Telegraph)

…Then was caught by a ‘Useless’ journalist ‘ CONGRATULATIONS JACK, MAUREEN, all of my Trinidadian family that I love for these many years.’ Chuck was blogging after Trinidad held Sweden to a 0-0 draw in Dortmund in June 2006. The love for Warner and his wife lasted another five years. …

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Omertà (part nine): The Belly Eats FIFA


Chapter 9: Blazer’s Michelin Guide to the World  CHUCK STUFFED HIS FACE in the world’s most expensive restaurants. Football paid. When, at the end of 2012, the new people at Concacaf sacked him, they forbade him to pay himself any more money. The money tap was being turned off. But …

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Happy Independence: Live Wire awards the saints and sinners among us

Patrick Manning

Happy Independence Day! Wired868 wishes to extend warm greetings to Trinidad and Tobago on this blessed anniversary. Fifty-two years already?! If it is any consolation, you have the awkward drainage system of a toddler, the attention span of a seven-year-old and the political sophistication of a 12-year-old. Congratulations to the national …

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Omertà (Part seven): You want World Cup tickets?


Chapter seven: The Brothers have plenty IMAGINE the three million tickets for the World Cup piled up in a mountain of cardboard. You love football? You want a tiny part of that mountain? You can try through FIFA’s lotteries or buying through national associations. All fans are equal in the …

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Gally talks on 2014 World Cup, Warner and bonus-gate

Soca Warriors

“Ask me not,” Everald “Gally” Cummings says, “what he did for the game but what the game did for him.” The former Strike Squad coach is responding to a question about disgraced former FIFA vice-president, Austin Jack Warner. Inviting the normally outspoken national player to be “brutally honest,” we had …

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Sport Minister passes the buck; and taxpayers pay for it!

Anil Roberts and Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar finally gave citizens what they were waiting for in her Parliamentary address yesterday. There will be a twenty percent discount on rice, flour and oil until August 1—a period which includes Eid, Emancipation Day and the Coup anniversary. Eat a food, Yasin Abu Bakr. Don’t say …

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When The Political Tongue Slips

Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Earl Best recalls some occasions when the public language was not, ahm, parliamentary… Three years ago, Benjai’s monster hit “Trini” mash up the whole place. “And they like to hear Trini talk, talk, talk, talk, talk…,” he told us. There wasn’t one dissenting voice. That “they” includes me because, in …

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