Dear editor: ‘Finally, we’ve found a real coach! Angus is a breath of fresh air!’

“[…] It’s a breath of fresh air to see TNT actually playing with a game plan that’s well thought out for each encounter.

“Finally, we’ve found a real coach. Our embarrassment is now replaced with optimism and we’re now proud to be Trinbagonian again…”

The following letter to the editor on the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team’s draw against Mexico was submitted to Wired868 by Nicholas, a football coach:

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago defender Jesse Williams stands over Mexico captain Hector Herrera during 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup action at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on 10 July 2021.
(via TTFA Media)

Soca Warriors, you’ve won our hearts again. After a failed World Cup qualifying campaign, many of us vowed never to watch another Trinidad and Tobago game. Our hearts were broken as we were horribly embarrassed to say the least. 


Who would’ve have thought we would have a change of heart so soon? 

Can you tell me, what was wrong? Not even luck wanted to be on our side—TNT football was moving in a backward motion, speedily. 

Indeed, it was the right call to not only get rid of the former coach but to make Angus Eve the replacement. He surely deserved a chance. 

Now, everything about TNT football looks better. The players seems happier, we’ve seen discipline, passion, determination, and so much unity. Certainly, there’s a will to fight back. Soon it may be a total come back!

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago interim head coach Angus Eve reacts at the sidelines during his team’s goalless draw with Mexico at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on 10 July 2021.
(via TTFA Media)

It’s a breath of fresh air to see TNT actually playing with a game plan that’s well thought out for each encounter.

Finally, we’ve found a real coach. Our embarrassment is now replaced with optimism and we’re now proud to be Trinbagonian again. This is where we belong! 

It’s hard to believe the transformation we’ve seen; it makes you wonder what was really going on? 

That was an unbelievable performance to see TNT remain so disciplined for over 100 minutes, a team that just recently couldn’t string three full passes. 

So fans, that wasn’t about the prettiest performance, but it was the most strategic one. Well played!

Yes, we have a long way to go still, but please give a standing ovation. The boys have won our hearts again!

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago players react to the final whistle after holding defending champions Mexico to a goalless draw at the 2021 Gold Cup on 10 July 2021.
(via TTFA Media)
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6 comments

  1. One swallow does not make a summer………………..

    • True, Anbrat.

      But people who know the business can tell you unerringly when winter and spring are over–long before they see the first tulip or the first swallow!

      So take a deep breath. We may be on the eve of a long, hot summer.

  2. Ha ha ha ha ha.. Breadth of fresh air…. Oh geez and ages… Now dat is a knee slapper… Ha ha ha ha ha ha

  3. Agree!!! I haven’t seen that level of defensive organisation in a long time. You could’ve seen the different lines of defence. While our approach was to defend and keep Mexico at bay I am always amazed at how our attacker are isolated with sometimes having three defenders to deal with and no other player showing up in support. These are some fundamental flaws in how we coach our players from a young age. Here is where we need well trained coaches to bring that level of quality up through the grassroots into our national teams. Well done Angus Eve. As per Fenwick, he obviously had other ‘interest’ at the forefront of his mind that clearly interfered with his ability to to do well by TNT soccer.

  4. Indeed- So fans, that wasn’t about the prettiest performance, but it was the most strategic one. Well played!

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