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Hart: Babwah never told us that! Maurice, Ottley slam “very strange” resignations over Jan injury

Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Stephen Hart, goalkeeper coach Michael Maurice and fitness trainer Tobias Ottley have strongly denied accusations—published in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper—that the coach played goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams against medical advice by team doctor Dr Terence Babwah in their 3-1 World Cup qualifying loss to Honduras on 15 November.

The issue was raised initially by radio host Andre Baptiste on the i95.5FM station on Saturday 19 November. And, according to the Guardian article, that was the very day Babwah and paramedic Dave Isaacs handed in their resignations to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA).

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team medic Dr Terence Babwah (centre) signals for a change while goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams lays unconscious during 2018 World Cup qualifying action against Honduras in San Pedro Sula on 15 November 2016. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team medic Dr Terence Babwah (centre) signals for a change while goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams lays unconscious during 2018 World Cup qualifying action against Honduras in San Pedro Sula on 15 November 2016.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Babwah, who has been a member of the FIFA Medical Team for over a decade, confirmed his resignation but asked that all questions be directed to TTFA president David John-Williams.

“It is true that I resigned but anything more you will have to talk to John-Williams,” Babwah told Wired868.

John-Williams confirmed the resignations of Babwah and Isaacs, who are two of the Soca Warriors’ three medical staff members, but promised to respond to their allegations at an unspecified time in the future. Isaacs could not be reached by phone.

“Because of the current climate in football, I will have to make a full statement in due course,” said John-Williams. “Matters like these have to be treated in a responsible manner by the office of the president of the TTFA.”

(The TTFA subsequently released a press statement on both resignations, which is published below).

The 32-year-old Williams, who has 75 full international caps, was knocked unconscious and concussed after just six minutes of World Cup qualifying action in San Pedro Sula, as Honduras striker Alberth Ellis inadvertently smashed his knee into the temple of the Central FC custodian.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams is taken off of the field on a stretcher during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on 15 November 2016. (Copyright AFP 2016/Orlando Sierra)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams is taken off of the field on a stretcher during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on 15 November 2016.
(Copyright AFP 2016/Orlando Sierra)

Guardian reporter Walter Alibey, who quoted an anonymous source, claimed that Babwah “strongly recommended” that Williams not play, since he was “medically unfit” due to “a severe shoulder injury” sustained against Costa Rica on 11 November which left him “unable to raise his left hand or dive on his left side.”

“There was hardly any movement in Williams’ left hand,” stated the Guardian’s source, “and he therefore it could not be extended it and furthermore, play in the game.”

The TTFA release today claimed that Babwah quit because “his professional integrity and that of the Team’s medical staff, had been compromised by decisions made leading up to the Honduras game.”

However, claims about the severity of Williams’ pre-existing injury were vehemently denied by the coaching staff and the goalkeeper.

“[Babwah] never told me it was not safe to play Jan,” Hart told Wired868. “He never ever said that! He told me that Jan had an injury [while we were] in Trinidad. He said Jan hurt his shoulder and he was struggling with it.

“So I said let us see how it works out. We had a light training session in Trinidad but then we had two training sessions in Panama and Jan trained twice fully. He dived, he did everything.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team coach Stephen Hart (right) shouts instructions during 2018 World Cup qualifying action against Honduras in San Pedro Sula on 15 November 2016. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team coach Stephen Hart (right) shouts instructions during 2018 World Cup qualifying action against Honduras in San Pedro Sula on 15 November 2016.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)

“Before the game, Doc never came to me and said ‘I advise Jan-Michael Williams should not play’. Because he would then have had to [also] recommend that Jan not even train [in Honduras]. And Jan trained fully.”

The first point of contention was when Williams picked up the knock that worried Babwah. The article claimed it happened during the Costa Rica match. But, according to the goalkeeper, he actually hurt his shoulder in the warm-up before the game.

It means that, despite some soreness, Williams was able to play with his hurt shoulder for a full 90 minutes against Costa Rica without incident. He was not at fault for either goal conceded in their 2-0 loss.

Hart said Babwah discussed Williams’ sore shoulder with him before the team left for Honduras on Saturday afternoon. But he claimed that he never heard about it again until Baptiste’s program on the weekend.

Ottley, who is the third member of the Warriors’ medical staff, told Wired868 that neither Babwah nor Isaacs raised any concerns with him about the goalkeeper during the four days before the Honduras qualifier or the week since then.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams muses over Mexico's decisive goal in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal. (Copyright Getty Images/AFP/ Mike Zarrilli)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams muses over Mexico’s decisive goal in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal.
(Copyright Getty Images/AFP/ Mike Zarrilli)

“Jan trained in the two sessions in Honduras and there were no red flags,” said Ottley, who is a director at the Sport Company’s Elite Development and Performance Unit (EDPU). “I definitely was not told [that Jan couldn’t play] and I didn’t see him receiving any unusual pre-game treatment or strapping that would make me wonder if there was a problem.

“From what I know of the coach since I came into this team, I don’t think he will ignore a ‘I am not fit to play’ [report]. Remember there is a difference between ‘fit to play’ and ‘he might not be 100 percent’.”

Maurice, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most celebrated past goalkeepers and the TTFA’s goalkeeper coach for over a decade, said that was he also stunned by the suggestion that Williams was declared unfit to face Honduras.

“I see this [Guardian] article and I don’t know where that information came from,” Maurice told Wired868. “They said as a result [of the injury] he did light training leading up to Honduras game. That is not true! Jan trained fully!

“I am a real professional and I played [professionally] all over the place including Costa Rica. Yes, sometimes players have slight injuries and can play with treatment. And, yes, Jan had a slight issue. But he trained just as he normally does [when he does not have] an injury.

“I found no sign of anything. I was surprised to see this article.”

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team technical staff members (from right) Michael "Brow" Maurice, Derek King, Hutson "Barber" Charles and William Wallace exchange ideas before kick off against Nicaragua on 13 October 2015. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team technical staff members (from right) Michael “Brow” Maurice, Derek King, Hutson “Barber” Charles and William Wallace exchange ideas before kick off against Nicaragua on 13 October 2015.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Hart referred to the allegations as bizarre for more reasons than one.

“Why would I risk a goalkeeper if he couldn’t raise his arm?” asked Hart. “That doesn’t make sense. Something is not reading right here at all. I have a picture right now with Jan’s arm fully in the air, which is the same arm they said he couldn’t raise. So I don’t know what is going on at all.

“They also had a discussion with me that [back-up goalkeeper] Marvin [Phillip] made a save and he was a little stiff. But that is goalkeeping. That is playing [football].”

Ottley said he could not understand why Babwah and Isaacs did not raise any possible issue with their colleagues on the technical staff, if their concern was genuine.

“I am actually stunned by this [and] I don’t even understand what can be the motive to [submit their resignations] without a team meeting,” said Ottley. “Nobody said ‘I think we made a out’ in playing Jan. There was nothing mentioned in our post-match meetings and it is the first time we had a day extra to sit down because of flight arrangements [from Honduras].

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team fitness trainer Tobias Ottley prepares a session before kickoff against Honduras in San Pedro Sula on 15 November 2016. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team fitness trainer Tobias Ottley prepares a session before kickoff against Honduras in San Pedro Sula on 15 November 2016.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)

“Professionally, in my opinion, they should have voiced their concerns that with the staff and said ‘myself and Dave felt we should have been listened to on a recommendation’. To come to Trinidad and hear this after the fact…”

Ottley said Williams’ injury was totally unrelated to his sore shoulder and insisted that video evidence would confirm this.

“If you look at the save in slow motion, which we have done,” said the Warriors trainer, “it was a great save with the right hand [and] the left arm went up because he was anticipating the guy may have tried a dink or chip.

“So there was nothing [to claims] about the player being able to defend himself.”

Hart said he was hurt by the whole affair. He claimed Babwah and Isaacs have not taken his calls since the Guardian article.

“I have always had a great working relationship with ‘Zac’ and Doc [so] I don’t know what to think,” said the Soca Warriors coach. “I don’t know where this is coming from. I was there for two years and we never had any situation like this [and] I wasn’t given any opportunity to respond.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams is helped on to the stretcher by physio Dave Isaacs during their 2015 Gold Cup fixture against Cuba. (Courtesy CONCACAF)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams is helped on to the stretcher by paramedic Dave Isaacs during their 2015 Gold Cup fixture against Cuba.
(Courtesy CONCACAF)

“I’m just in shock that this is happening with some people I have had a working relationship with for the three years I have been here without a single issue.”

On Monday afternoon, the TTFA technical committee met to discuss the National Senior Team staff and, according to a source, they decided that change was necessary. The TTFA board of directors have a special meeting on Wednesday evening in which they will discuss the various allegations as well as the technical committee’s ruling. Yet, Hart has so far not been given an opportunity to be heard.

“I never met with the technical committee,” said Hart. “Yes, of course I would like the chance [to do so]. More so now as I find this situation [with Babwah and Isaacs] very very shocking.”

Ottley pointed out that timing of the two resignations, which were announced to the media this morning, could not have come at a more inopportune time.

“I don’t believe in coincidences and I find the timing off considering the current environment,” said Ottley. “It is widely known that the staff has been under the microscope for the longest while… It is disheartening.”

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president and W Connection owner David John-Williams (left) has a word with Soca Warriors coach Stephen Hart during Pro League action at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 4 November 2016. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president and W Connection owner David John-Williams (left) has a word with Soca Warriors coach Stephen Hart during Pro League action at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 4 November 2016.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Maurice said he was especially surprised by the claim that Babwah felt disrespected after supposedly being overruled on Williams’ condition. He gave an anecdote from their time together at the Germany 2006 World Cup under then head coach Leo Beenhakker and the famous last minute decision by goalkeeper Kelvin Jack to pull out of the opening game against Sweden in Dortmund.

“Jack got a slight injury before the first World Cup game and, because he was the number one, Beenhakker told him that ‘we will give you the option up to the 99th hour [to decide on your own fitness] and rely on your professional judgment’.

“So he was told to warm up and depending on how he feels in the warm up, he will let the coach know. And when he was warming up, he said ‘coach I can’t make it’. So although the medical staff makes a report, the coach has the final say once it is not life threatening. So that is very strange what the doctor is saying because the doctor was on the staff then [at the Germany World Cup].

“So I don’t know where all this stems from at all, at all, at all… I don’t know what is going on and this sounds strange to me. But there is probably a lot going on behind the scenes that I don’t know about.”

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams (right) performs a duet with former Calypso Monarch, Cro Cro, at the launch of the National Elite Youth Development Program at the Trinidad Hilton on 14 October 2016. (Copyright TTFA Media)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams (right) performs a duet with former Calypso Monarch, Cro Cro, at the launch of the National Elite Youth Development Program at the Trinidad Hilton on 14 October 2016.
(Copyright TTFA Media)

TTFA statement on the resignation of Dr Terence Babwah and Dave Isaacs:

“The Trinidad & Tobago Football Association regrettably announces the resignation of two members of the clinical specialist team attached to the Senior Men’s National Team—Dr Terence Babwah (team doctor) and Mr Dave Isaac (physiotherapist).

“Dr Babwah, a member of the FIFA Medical Committee for over 10 years, cited that his professional integrity and that of the Team’s medical staff, had been compromised by decisions made leading up to the Honduras game. Mr Dave Isaac, another clinical person who has been with the team for the past four years also tendered his resignation, citing concerns about specialist advice being ignored.

“Despite its best efforts, the Association has been unable to avoid the loss of these two critical members of the clinical team. Their departure, and the loss of their accumulated knowledge of the players, individually and collectively, creates a significant gap in the clinical expertise, know-how and resources available to the team.”

About Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

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  1. Earl Best

    Naipaulian, yes. “Amazing scenes were witnessed…”

    But is it surprising really in this banana republic that someone would be spreading banana skins to make sure that someone else takes the fall?

    “Oh, what a country!” not so Kitchener? “How come they could be treating people so without a hearing? Where is our freedom? Somebody put a hand or else the vengeance of Moko go surely fall on this land.”

    But we gone past that these days; now is not the vengeance of Moko but the vengeance of Grand Michel.

    Or Jan-Michael!

  2. ..”The first point of contention was when Williams picked up the knock that worried Babwah. The article claimed it happened during the Costa Rica match. But, according to the goalkeeper, he actually hurt his shoulder in the warm-up before the game.”..Quote from Wired article..

  3. The buck stops with the GK himself…..did Dr Babwah tell Jan Michael Williams after or during his examination…he is not fit to play….and lets hear what the GK says and then we take it from there…

  4. ..The coach, gk coach, fitness coach AND the gk deny what Doc says. Hmmmm..

  5. ‘Dr Terrence Babwah never declared Jan-Michael Williams unfit to play’! Soca Warriors head coach Stephen Hart, goalkeeping coach Michael Maurice and fitness trainer Tobias Ottley hit back at “very strange” resignations by Babwah and physio Dave Isaacs over condition of T&T goalkeeper
    http://wired868.com/2016/11/22/hart-babwah-never-told-us-that-maurice-ottley-slam-very-strange-resignations-over-jan-injury/

  6. I not justifying nothing just saying how a group of elite minds could have such a mob mentality that they will believe that the Doctor make this up to help get d coach fired!! A coach who before this needed no help for justification of firing by performances by his team on the pitch!! Again note i am a STEPHEN HART FAN and not saying he should be removed but that a group of elite minds bite at the chance to attack the TTFA in this is amazing really amazing!! Getting good confirmation of why d society is where it is the victim mentality is alive and well!! The TTFA go through all this just to fire a man if they fired last Friday d majority of the country would have said it was a great decision!! Stupz alyuh good yes!!! Stupz

  7. seems like cricket is administered the dane

  8. Somebody lying it doh matter how much you pretty it up. So why d f*** it cyah be the doctor? Trump is the biggest liar on the planet and he is the president elect of the United States. Gordon believe who you want and we’ll believe who we want.

  9. Gordon, the ends don’t justify the means..

  10. Wait wait!! The number one sports doctor who on the job years will suddenly without reason come up with a story to get rid of a coach who struggling to get his players far less the country to believe that he is d man to lead us to a world cup!! People get real nah to much of the tv series scandal!! Before this story business most of Trinidad and Tobago was strongly in favor of removing coach this ghost story actually gain him more supporters more than anything he has done on the field in the last year!! And i say that as a COACH STEPHEN HART FAN let us stop playing politics and behaving like d mob( aka modern-day Trump supporters)

  11. TTFA’s press release states:

    Despite its best efforts the Association has been unable to avoid the loss of these two critical members of the clinical team. Their departure, and the loss of their accumulated knowledge of the players, individually and collectively, creates a significant gap in the clinical expertise, know-how and resources available to the team.

    Sounds like dey stockpiling ammunition. Steups!

  12. Does anyone know if the TTFA receives any GORTT funding and how much????

    • So I found out that they do. I also found out that last year (2015) they had only just completed the 2008 audited financial statements for presentation to GORTT. They then gave Brent Sancho an undertaking that they would be working to clear up the backlog in financial statements with haste. So they are spending our money . . .. . . and we are accepting this . . . . so we are complicit.

  13. If not Hart who? Listen here, let’s say Hart is let go…forget this foolishness about Babwah & the other one. If Hart is fired or resigns, the TTFA DOES NOT pay our coaching staff on time or that well in my humble opinion. So we go shopping for a coach, where are we going to find a coach that can handle these boys as well as Hart has? Which local coach has the ability to change the team as much as Hart has? Fenwick? Shabbazz? Angus? None of them can or will make a difference coaching this team, especially in the four months remaining till our next two qualifiers. No foreign coach can come in here and intimately familiar with our culture and the talent pool that we have here in four months and produce results. Leave Hart until the end of the qualifiers, if we don’t make it then by all means squash the whole thing then start afresh, new coach, new program etc and focus on the road after the WCQs. If we make it then great…all talk dun! This move by Babwah and the other one is all in an effort to get Coach Hart out in my view and I for one am glad that Mr. Ottley and Maurice have stood their ground and spoke the truth. I don’t know Mr. Babwah trying to assist in gettting Hart out and I won’t be surprised if it’s the TTFA President himself behind the scenes pulling these strings.

    • Correct: The local coaching stock is unfit to coach this team. They’re obsolete and out of touch with the modern game. Yet, they are allowed to sit on a technical committee and call the shots like arm chair quarterbacks.

  14. I doh have to read the whole article to see what Babwah’s done..2 paras was enough

  15. Just remember folks that we are all complicit in this. A people gets the leaders they deserve. We have never demanded better. Thema Williams fiasco and rather than take a principled stance we sent Dick . So Lasana a precedent was established. And so we will go on and on. And nothing will come of this situation either. Terrence Babwah should be ashamed. Again Lasana you’ve heard me say that we lack a professional ethic in TT and here’s an example. So are they protracting this situation and further destroying whatever morale existed around the team. What amazes me is that these people represent TT . Given the role that sport and culture play in developing healthy societies , not a peep from any one else in authority

  16. Hmm. Seems like a conspiracy is afoot in football to get Mr Hart out.

  17. I feel for Coach Hart. He has always been up against a wall. No money for overseas camps, no money to scout players. He was detained to fail. I’m sorry though. Welcome to Mickey mouse country.

  18. The way sport is administrated in TT is doomed to failure. It’s amateur hour while trying to be professionals.

    • The way we administrate in TnT have made me realize we are a failed state. I luv my country will continue to make my contribution in my lil corner but have zero expectations of a better TnT.

    • Sad to say Joann but I too decently came to that EXACT conclusion… It really hits you when you try to make a difference and realise even Peter Greaves Tom Cruise and the entire IM Team past and present together couldn’t get this country out if the muck and mire we in…Stephen Hart sacrificed the last couple years away from his family to try and salvage a T&T Team that had been eliminated from Brazil 2014 by GUYANA and BERMUDA…and THIS is how he’s treated??? Tomorrow could well be one of the darkest days in T&T football not only for what the TTFA will do but the long-term consequences of it…which Patriot will be stupid enough to be the next Stephen Hart??? Earl Mango Pierre Yuh right DEM REALLY GOOD YES!

    • Brian Springer doh say that nah I know a few of the said PATRIOTS in our sweet country who will be the next Stephen Hart eh, because they always put our sweet country first eh, no matter what the corrupted TTFA does to them and meh friend Ken Elie the Ex Coach of the U 17 national team got his throat buss twice eh, first when he was about to take the U 17 team and they gave Anton Corneal instead and secondly the recent U 17 team that was preparing to go to the tournament and he was called upon to Coach them again and after some time Coaching when he finally wanted a contract from the incoming dictator president and you saw what happened to him right, he got replaced again and what about the real Technical advisor Kendal Walkes eh, he had a very good job as the Technical Director I think in the Virgin islands eh and getting paid in US to eh but he so loved his sweet country eh he accepted the job eh after his pal Sheldon Phillips the last Secretary that convinced him eh and you know how much warnings he got from a few of us about the corrupted TTFA eh but he never listened nah and look what happened to both of them. The really good yes.

    • Earl Mango Pierre you do realize you just made my case even stronger with those examples? Right now the way I feel is like this think of the WORST movie you ever sat thru. Now visualize yourself being forced to watch it over and over and over again…but let’s see what happens in the next 24 hours…

    • hahahaha yuh know I didn’t realize that nah Brian Springer is just the bacchanal ah like eh and like to expose all of them for their madness that they continues in our sweet country eh. I really good yes. hahaha

    • LOL…Thanks for the laugh Earl I needed that ??

  19. The beginning g of the end. Hart not making it to the new year..

  20. A lot more in the mortar than the pestle!

  21. Breaking News: USA Coach Klinnsman have beed fired after two games. So since we in Trinidad and Tobago is so backward and slow… Hart is still there….Do Something TTFA. Fire Hart and hire Klinnsman immediately. I want him flush those players who don’t have there heart into it.

  22. Well well well…the other penny drops…can’t say I’m surprised at all tho…what goes around comes around tho…ask Jack when he got CHUCKed!!!

  23. And the plot thickens ……. why can’t anything be simply well done or done well in TT?

  24. Lies ….. anonymous source ….. propoganda and more lies. Babwah is lying …..

  25. The conspiracy is being executed. Hart boy, go look for an MLS job where you’ll find a much more professional setup. You deserve better than this crap and these unprofessional people.

  26. The US sent Klinsmann packing because they were not pleased with the recent performance of the team. But they haven’t tried to ruin his reputation in the process. However, our scumbags need to insinuate that Hart is inhumane. Just terminate his contract and stand by the decision. Blasted cowards!

  27. Keith, Brent and Brian, there are two years left on Hart’s contract. That’s over TT$2 million. Based on Babwah’s story, the TTFA might think it has a case for professional misconduct against Hart. And that could justify them refusing to pay him off.
    So I’m just whistling in the wind at those who can’t fathom what the goodly football body might have to gain here.
    Time will tell who is guilty. But there is definitely something to gain. Cold hard cash.

  28. An anonymous source?? The logic behind the accusations dont add up …. in my opinion I believe Babwah is lying …. wolf in sheep clothing ….

  29. ..Look. If you want to fire a coach do so in an honest and straighforward manner. That is your prerogative as TTFA. But these asinine, puerile games say more about the game players than the coach..

  30. Let’s stop deluding ourselves. TT soccer is administered by self-seekers, identifiable by their arrogance and incompetence. And while they indulge in intrigue and gamesmanship, the team and the sport gets NOWHERE.

  31. DJW needs to clear up this murkiness and if he had to remove Hart just do it and not use all this brewing bachannal to take a decision to do just that, but the public needs to know what the hell is really going on, and sadly a lot of people don’t like DJW so even if he is speaking the truth many won’t believe him or the TTFA by extension

  32. The entire management & coaching/training staffs need to be terminated.

  33. I may be one of those who feels that Hart should part ways with the national team but this is totally conniving on the part of the administration. I believe Hart and I think they are setting him up.

    Why do we in T&T always have to scandalize and taint people’s reputations when we need to make a serious decision? This is Thema and the TTGF all over again! Disgusting!!!

  34. The lengths these administrators go to protect their reign. … Coach Hart better upgrade that pen knife to at least a cutlass … they will come out with all guns blazing.
    Tell me this has the Doctor ever hesitated on other players injuries during a tournament?

  35. I think it is pretty clear the TTFA are engineering a campaign to get rid of Hart and have completely purchased Andre Baptiste to push their propaganda…..

    Politic style ambushing and games .

  36. Never saw a more contrived written statement. Smh

  37. ..ROTTEN! ROTTEN, I TELL YOU! IT STINKS! THIS IS THE “NEW” TTFA

  38. This is extraordinary. I’m trying to remember if there was ever anything close to this before. I remember plenty bacchanal when Jack Warner fired Bertille St Clair despite the team getting to the 2000 Gold Cup semifinals.
    But this one surpasses it I think.

  39. Power play to cover ones backside. As in the Doctor covering his tail for the arrival of a new coach. The things I see in this place never cease to amaze me.

  40. Buh wah chubble is dissssssss….in the words of my 99yr old grandmother”some thing in d mortar beside d pestle”….

  41. .WOOP! THERE IT IS! THE GAME’S AFOOT!..

  42. Babwah apparently has a price and even some ppl in the comments here lol

  43. What I have realized is that some of out players believe that they are so big now that they lost that team sprit they tend to focus on the individual game we lost it bad bad bad then in our home games the stadium silent silent no drive to help the players our team selection is poor as well once players believe their pick is sure they just go with the motion

  44. 2 games gone and zero points!
    Now is not the time for panty man thing!!
    It is time to focus on the pitch and go beat some people!!!

    Go represent, go fight, go kick some ass!!

    If y’all want to pussy round who said what….. then save the country the foreign exchange cause you’ve already chosen to lose.

    The Trinidad and Tobago football team has a great opportunity to make a difference in the country. To raise the morale and encourage these youths!!!

    Play ball!!!!

  45. Someone might think that Babawh et al are either seeing which way the wind is blowing and jumping ship in order to distance themselves in order to position themselves for a principled return while others might think that they are playing an actual part in d ting. Et tu Babwah !