Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team forward Willis Plaza will spend the next month focused on winning a plane ticket to Lithuania, rather than Qatar, after he was selected in the 14-man National Futsal Team to compete in the May Concacaf Futsal Championship in Guatemala City. The Futsal Team, …Read More »
Guyana Football Federation (GFF) president Wayne Forde has vowed to do ‘due diligence’ on the eligibility of 36-year-old Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Andre Boucaud, due to the latter’s appearance as a late substitute during the Soca Warriors’ 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Puerto Rico on 28 March. Boucaud, at …Read More »
Barney’s bible: Does T&T player development follow best practices? Are our youth competitions helping or hurting?
A question on The Burdie and Barney podcast during our discussion with former England Premier League and 2006 World Cup goalkeeper Shaka Hislop lingered long after that episode was over: Have we been developing players? Or were we just blessed with talented players previously and, now, not so much? At …Read More »
In October 2020, former Trinidad and Tobago national youth team footballers Isaiah ‘Mal’ Garcia and Jaheim McFee boarded a plane at the Piarco International Airport with the intention of becoming professional players in the Egypt First Division. Six months later, both young men are rooming with relatives in London and …Read More »
“The days for Caribbean teams getting walked over by Central American and North American teams are coming to an end,” Dominica Men’s National Senior Team head coach Rajesh Latchoo told Wired868. “Now the Caribbean nations are getting coaches from within the region who are finding the culture of the teams …Read More »
‘Everybody In’: TTFA launches coaching webinars on science of coaching, player development, and parental involvement
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) will hold a series of coaching webinars, beginning on 10 April 2021, under the banner of ‘Everybody In’, which will be open to all coaches from Trinidad and Tobago. The concept, according to the TTFA release, is part of its ‘ongoing efforts to …Read More »
The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team will play for their place at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup between 2-6 July, after Concacaf confirmed its playoff dates yesterday evening. The Soca Warriors play Montserrat on either 2 or 3 July at the InterMiami CF Stadium in Ft Lauderdale with …Read More »
The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team remain 103rd in the world according to the latest Fifa rankings, which was updated yesterday. European outfit, Belgium, led all 210 football nations followed by France, Brazil, England and Portugal. Mexico (11) are the highest ranked team in Concacaf. The Soca Warriors …Read More »
Guyana women footballers: We’re fed up of systemic bias; why are our dreams less valuable than the men’s?
“[…] We feel the impact of years of systemic bias. We have been relegated to second-class citizens because of our gender even though our records and accomplishments are amongst the best across the Caribbean region. “[…] Imagine how disheartening it is to hear the men get paid for matches in …Read More »
For footballers, returning to your club after an international match window is akin to slipping back into work after taking a casual day off. You try to draw as little attention to yourself as you can, and to look as fresh and focused on your employer’s immediate concerns as possible. …Read More »
“[…] Last Saturday, the malls were jam-packed with juveniles and police had to be called in to disperse the crowd. Beaches remain open and quite obviously will be crowded this weekend, just as they were reported to be last weekend, while there are sure to be new movies released in the cinema. …Read More »
“[…] Converting the possession to scoring opportunities needs to be improved. At the moment, it appears that all is left up to Levi Garcia to either come inside and shoot or play low balls to the top of the box. “Ryan Telfer needs to move into passing lanes and make …Read More »