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New Year’s message: DJW hails TTFA’s resilience and Home of Football; Downer counters

“The TTFA will celebrate its 111th anniversary this year and looks ahead to the highly anticipated opening of the Home of Football and the Sports and Entertainment Centre projects…” The following is a New Year’s message by Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams: The TTFA would like …

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Stakeholder rebuts Downer: TTFA Board must follow DJW’s instructions on general secretary

“The use of the word ‘shall’ leaves no room for deliberation or consideration by the Board of Directors. “[…] The constitution does not give the Board of Directors in this matter any instructions or powers to reject, revoke or consider the President’s proposal. The instructions are quite clear.” The following …

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Downer: John-Williams cannot force a general secretary on the TTFA Board

“Article 39.3 of the Constitution states: ‘Only the President may propose the appointment or dismissal of the General Secretary’. “Now, the Oxford English Dictionary defines the word ‘propose’ as follows: ‘To put forward for consideration’ or ‘to nominate as a candidate’. ‘Propose’ does not mean ‘select’ or ‘elect’…” Trinidad and Tobago …

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“Look Loy is passionate but he is not a strategist”; Wired868 reviews the TTFA AGM, as DJW prevails again

“If the same attitude persists and the president [David John-Williams] continues with the same ‘onemanship’,” said one football member, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “Any board member can call for an extraordinary general meeting to move a vote of no confidence in the president.” Trinidad and Tobago Football Association …

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TTFA board picks Cooper as women’s coach; discusses VP’s resignation and Men’s U17 and U20 teams

Shawn Cooper will lead the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team into the next week’s Concacaf Championship, after his proposed selection was finally brought before the board of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) last night. Faced with a choice of Cooper and American Randy Waldrum—with just six …

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Sputnik 2018: Oh là là! France wins cracking final against Croatia; Downer rules on controversial penalty

Compelling, crazy, comic, controversial… France are now the World Cup champions and the greatest international team on the planet, after a 4-2 win over Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow today. The first own goal of a final, a controversial penalty, VAR, a teenaged goal scorer, stifling reactive tactics, …

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TTFA president gives critics the slip; DJW survives EGM without handing over construction or I95 contracts

“I hereby move a motion to compliment the President for the yeomen effort he has given to advance our beloved game,” said Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTRFA) vice-president Osmond Downer, during last night’s TTFA EGM, “but also censure the President for the way in which he approached the …

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“Contemptuous!” DJW skips TTFA EGM on “medical advice;” ticket already booked for Russia

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams skipped the football body’s extraordinary general meeting in Couva yesterday while, according to a doctor’s note, he also declared himself too unwell to travel to the Port-of-Spain Industrial Court for a trial date on 4 July in a football-related matter. Yet, …

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