Sayonara Saintfiet: Live Wire bids a satirical farewell to Belgian football coach

As sharp-witted as ever, former World Cup 2006 goalkeeper Shaka Hislop suggested, via Twitter, that he had hangovers which lasted longer than recently departed Trinidad and Tobago football coach Tom Saintfiet.

Photo: Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet delivers his resignation from the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team job to the public.
Photo: Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet delivers his resignation from the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team job to the public.

The obscure Belgian lasted 35 days before he told TTFA president David John-Williams to mark himself down for an afternoon of self-molestation and dropped the mic.

That will teach us for hiring a couch surfer with a football badge!

A 35-day hangover? Well, we are into Carnival season… So anything is possible.

Hyperbole, of course, is the backbone of satire.

So what else might have lasted longer than Saintfiet?

Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago head coach Tom Saintfiet. (Copyright Ethiosports)
Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago head coach Tom Saintfiet.
(Copyright Ethiosports)

Live Wire has a few suggestions:

Nigel Paul’s Olympic boxing match…

Kevin Molino’s time between boat parties…

Donald Trump intelligence briefings…

Rufina’s doubles…

Mike Tyson’s comeback…

A solar eclipse…

A scoop of ice cream on a hot day…

Decorum on Carnival Tuesday…

John-Williams’ campaign promises…

Eh… Your turn!

#thingsthatoutlastsaintfiet

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team coach Tom Saintfiet (right) makes a point to paramedic Dave Isaacs during training at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on 15 December 2016. (Courtesy Nicholas Williams/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team coach Tom Saintfiet (right) makes a point to paramedic Dave Isaacs during training at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on 15 December 2016.
(Courtesy Nicholas Williams/Wired868)
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29 comments


  1. Warning: Undefined variable $userid in /www/wired868_759/public/wp-content/plugins/user-photo/user-photo.php on line 114

    my diarrhea lasted longer than saintfiet career

  2. Smart move. I don’t think that any foreign or the best coach in the world could work with the TTFA and the Trinidad team. They are a bunch of jokers.

  3. Our love of mediocrity has once again tagged itself to T&T.

  4. HE EH LAS AS LONG AS D REDHOUSE FIRE!

  5. Mark Bassant’s TV6 feature on Pan Trinbago?

    Rowley’s speech on TV last night?

    Franklin Khan’s stint as a healthy politician?

    Watson Duke’s secret about where the money from his campaign is coming from?

    I give up…

  6. i hope they didnt pay the coach for abandoning ship

  7. david john williams an his slate should resign we build on a young team lets face it we not qualifying for any w cup any time soon get rid of the current slate of yellow bellied players who cant seem to function when it matters

  8. Lasana Liburd who do you think is now best suited for this job? I am hearing rumours that fevrier is the preferred choice but I think Fenwick is best suited because he have four pro league titles and the experience as a former English player and also he managed English clubs although it was not that successful. If indeed Fevrier is the preferred choice then indeed Mr.DJW is a dictator and this is not good for T &T’ s football.

  9. The sports minister on a threadmill?? I’m sorry I saw a pic of him recently. I don’t mean to pong the man but is a new year. I mihself trying to lose a few pounds?

  10. Scotty Ranking

    Technically speaking, the mourning period for Stephen Hart’s departure – aka forty days – lasted longer than Saintfiet!

  11. A Vegas wedding. And yuh does get Elvis. #ThingsThatOutlastSaintfiet

  12. FIFA ranks Trinidad and Tobago Senior Men’s football team as the “Worst Mover” in the world.

    The football governing association, has red marked T&T to signify the team’s downward movement as it fell five places to 83rd.

    In the CONCACAF rankings, T&T now occupies the 11th position behind Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, Panama, Haiti, Honduras, Curacao, Jamaica, Guatemala and St Kitts and Nevis.

    Meanwhile, Suriname who defeated T&T, 2-1 in the CFU Gold Cup playoffs earlier this month was listed as the “Best Mover” having moved up 22 places.

    Argentina is still ranked as #1.

  13. I submit this article, even though it was microscopic by your standards.

  14. again do not blame the coach, he was publicly dismissed before he started the job, such is the nature of the people

  15. This article was longer than his stint

  16. Steupes!!! I now start to bite into the article and it done yes!!?
    Did he last longer than Mary King?

  17. Hahahahaha sweet……..sad and frustratin d underlying issue……but sweet nonetheless

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