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Central FC joins Pro League; Jabloteh misses out

Newly formed outfit, Central FC, is set to become the latest entrant to Trinidad and Tobago’s Pro League ranks after being accepted for the Digicel Pro League 2012/13 season. Central, which lists its address as 53 West Boundary Street, California, Couva, will be the 20th football club to take a stab …

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Pro League given grounds for optimism

Whatever may be the Pro League’s perceived flaws, neither a poor work ethic nor a lack of transparency is ever included among them. League CEO Dexter Skeene is aided by an enthusiastic young staff knitted together by Corporate Secretary Julia Baptiste—whom he describes as a phenomenal person and asset—and press …

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Pro League fights back

With little money, fewer friends and no sporting venues, the 2012/13 Trinidad and Tobago Digicel Pro League is preparing for another kick-off. The season is scheduled to start on 7 September with what is likely to be a Super Friday double-header. There is no word on who is playing yet, …

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Wired868 Unplugged: A new adventure in sport

Wired868 is pleased to re-open its doors to the world today with a sleek and modern website that improves upon the vehicle initially launched on 12 January 2012. This re-launch comes as the world is enthralled with video and images from the London 2012 Olympic Games. All Trinidad and Tobago …

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An unsporting conversation with the Spalk Minister

It is Monday morning in the Office of The Minister of Sport. The telephone rings. Sport Minister: “Good morning. The Minister of Spalk speaking.” Anthony Harford: “Ah, Minister, it’s Tony here.” Minister: “Tony, Tony, I’m so glad you called. I wanted to speak to you about your football funding.” Harford: …

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Another adjournment in 2006 W/Cup bonus case

The 2006 Germany World Cup bonus dispute had another adjournment today and will resume on 2 July 2012 with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) aiming to convince High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad that he should recuse himself from the case. Wired868 was informed by a legal source that …

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Soldiers pummel Caledonia for Pro Bowl title

The Trinidad and Tobago soldiers faced more than their share of defiance in the 2011/12 Pro League season. But Thursday night was not one of those moments. In the 2012 Digicel Pro Bowl final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, the Defence Force exploded and, for once, …

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Chaguanas Police: Candice was a random target

A 26-year-old Enterprise resident with a history of violence allegedly confessed on Wednesday evening to the brutal assault and robbery of former beauty queen and model, Candice Worrell. Worrell, 29, is also the fiancée of W Connection captain and Trinidad and Tobago national football team goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams. On 20 …

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Caledonia AIA defies soldiers and stereotypes

On Friday 27 April 2012, over a dozen Caledonia young men faced a combined army/coast guard battalion near Movie Towne in Port of Spain and whipped the soldiers in front of a few hundred witnesses. They then sauntered into the night with new silverware and $36,000 in prize money. The …

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Defence Force blunt in Lucozade final

Friday’s final of the Lucozade Sport Goal Shield at the Hasely Crawford Stadium was not, in my opinion, a typical Caledonia AIA versus Defence Force game. The venue was familiar, the coaches were familiar, the teams were familiar but it was difficult in my view to recognize the tactics employed …

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