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‘A breeding ground for mismanagement and fraud!’ TTFA Members report Hadad-led NC to Fifa

Eight of the 16 bodies that comprise the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) have accused Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad and his colleagues of ‘weak management’, poor communication, ‘glaring errors regarding […] proper corporate governance’ and ‘creating a breeding ground for mismanagement and fraud’. The accusations, supported by …

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Hadad and his crew are the only ones earning from football, while they suffer T&T players and coaches

The only people making money in football in Trinidad and Tobago for the last year have been non-football people. Robert Hadad is drawing upwards of TT$40,000 per month while Judy Daniel, Nigel Romano and Trevor Gomez are banking over TT$30,000 per month—based on the standard sums given to Fifa-appointed normalisation …

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Welshman James Thomas named T&T Women’s head coach; all-local support staff to be appointed

The Fifa-appointed normalisation committee has hired Welsh coach James Thomas as the new head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team. Thomas is a former Wales Women’s National Senior Team assistant coach and performance analyst and holds a Uefa ‘A’ License and Elite Youth ‘A’ License. He …

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‘Smooth operator’, ’down to earth’, ‘loved to talk’, ‘a thinking footballer’: Remembering Clyde Leon

“[…] We were on a water break and he turned to me and said: ‘I’m not getting dropped from this team.’ I was wondering, who is this dude?” “[…] I remember at Jan-Michael Williams’ wedding reception when you’re thinking it was not an ideal situation for much talk—because of the …

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“A loyal and humble servant to football”; ex-T&T player and coach, Clyde Leon, dies at 37

Former Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team player and national youth team coach Clyde Leon passed away last night following a heart attack, according to a press statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA). He was 37 years old. Leon, who played as a deep-lying midfielder, made …

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Downer: ‘I don’t want to be the lone wolf!’ TTFA stakeholders mum as Hadad flounders

Trinidad and Tobago football is comprised of international teams, domestic leagues, zonal bodies, administrative support staff, coaching education and player development—all overseen by standing committees which report back to the board of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA). Some of those components have been laid low by the Covid-19 …

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Hadad betrayed us! National players and staff fire back at normalisation committee

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team players have accused Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad of betrayal, as roughly 40 percent of the local-based players skipped practice today. The training sessions are usually attended by roughly 28 players, but only 16 showed up today. And, according to a source, …

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Barney’s bible: The SSFL’s backward rule change; and what Yorke and Jordan did that our youths abandoned

So far I have only touched on youth development from a ball manipulation and decision-making viewpoint. However, playing in competitive games non-stop can also hinder the physical development and health of players.  Again, the local adage that ‘the more you play, the better you get’ is misleading on this count. …

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