Global Football

Derrick is new CFU president

The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has broken ranks with its traditional leaders as Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) general secretary Gordon Derrick and a new-look cast was elected into governance at its ordinary congress today at the Boscolo Hotel in Budapest, Hungary. Derrick, who heads an event and marketing …

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CFU Executive changes crew

The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has broken ranks with its traditional leaders as Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) general secretary Gordon Derrick and a new-look cast was elected into governance at its ordinary congress today at the Boscolo Hotel in Budapest, Hungary. Derrick, who heads an event and marketing …

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Warner’s Taylor faces CFU ballot today

Acting Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner’s thoughts are likely to return to the football field today as his long-time colleague and former employee, Harold Taylor, lines up among four candidates to seek election to the post of Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president in Budapest, …

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Kees shines at Paralympic School Day

Soca star Kees Diefenthaller treated school children and volunteers with a rendition of his Olympic song, “We are conquerors”, at the inaugural Paralympic School Day at the Jean Pierre Complex on Friday 18 May. The event, which was staged by the Trinidad and Tobago Paralympic Committee (TTPC), aimed to increase …

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Chelsea’s tribute to my friend, Krystal Mitchell

If Krystal Mitchell was here, she would have celebrated 19 May 2012 as if it was her birthday. A passionate Chelsea supporter, Krystal would have been ecstatic at the England Premier League team’s dramatic European Champions League penalty shoot-out triumph over Bayern Munich. Krystal moved to France in September 2011 …

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Jack threatened to bankrupt TTFF

Works and Infrastructure Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President, Jack Warner, has apparently broken the terms of his FIFA exit and exposed the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) to more sanctions from the world governing body by meddling in regional football matters. Warner, according to a letter that was leaked …

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Connection starts CFU campaign with Victory

W Connection started its Caribbean Club Championship campaign at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium this evening with a 2-0 win over Victory SC from Haiti. If that sounded awkward to say—because of the ambitious name of the Haitian club—it was even more difficult to watch at times. Connection has won the …

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Guardiola’s brilliance was destined to be temporary

When Barcelona’s soon-to-be-ex-coach Pep Guardiola related his “waiting for that eureka moment”, as he described his coaching ideology, many in the football world may have thought it pretentious. The would-be philosopher-coach would find the tactical strategy necessary to overcome any and every team in Barcelona’s path through a flash of …

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Real evolution for Mourinho’s Madrid

Some 90,000 Catalans bayed for blood in the Nou Camp; Saturday April 21 was the day they expected Barcelona to put the Real Madrid’s Galácticos to death, a slow, merciless death. But they reckoned without the special one himself, José Mourinho. We covered several tactical topics prior to the game …

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Mourinho gets Fenwick’s nod for El Clásico

Spain’s finest and two of the world’s most renowned football clubs, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, go head-to-head in this mouth-watering winner-take-all encounter. To fully appreciate the true value and importance of this championship decider, one must start by identifying the ingredients that have the whole football world on edge …

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