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Dear editor: There was nothing ‘pyrrhic’ about Wallace and the UTTFA’s fight, history will smile on them

“[…] The UTTFA and supporters of its stand against the mighty Fifa might also be encouraged by the words of a martyr for the cause of Poland’s Solidarity Workers in the 1980s. “Before he was brutally murdered on 19 October 1984, Father ‘Pop’ (Jerzy Popiełuszko) reportedly urged embattled workers with …

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TTFA members cut Wallace adrift; 94% vote to accept normalisation and abandon Fifa litigation’

There will be no Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) appeal against Fifa at the privy council. This morning, the general membership finally had its say; and it meant the last rites for the William Wallace-led administration. Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer moved the decisive …

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‘A wasted trial’; how Gobin and Wallace were undone by court of appeal—as Fifa prevailed

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) versus the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) was billed as the most important case in local sport history, at the opening whistle. By the time the dust had cleared, though, Justice of Appeal Nolan Bereaux described the exercise as ‘a wasted trial’ …

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Fifa triumphs! Court of appeal orders TTFA to pay legal costs as Gobin’s rulings set aside

In roughly four minutes, Chief Justice Ivor Archie brought Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace’s legal jaunt to a crashing halt, as the court of appeal ruled in favour of Fifa today, and set aside high court Judge Carol Gobin’s verdicts on 13 August and 13 October. …

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TTFA Board member wants all Fifa cases dropped and Wallace removed; but Covid restrictions in the way

Current Covid-19 restrictions make it difficult for Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace to be removed by the local body’s general membership, according to Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer. Downer, one of the framers of the TTFA Constitution, explained that a request …

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Rowley ready to help! Wallace meets PM and sets EGM date, as TTFA targets Fifa deadline

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace will convene an extraordinary general meeting on Sunday 25 October with member delegates of the local football body. And the agenda will deal specifically with ‘the way forward’ for the TTFA and the current Fifa suspension. Wallace confirmed the date and …

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Gayle: De Four must offer ‘unqualified apology’ and pay costs for ‘vexatious claim’ against TTFA officials

Cunupia FC director and head coach Michael De Four was quoted in the Trinidad Guardian as saying that his TT$4.5 million lawsuit against Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor and Sam Phillip was ‘really meant to say the club disagrees with what they …

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Cunupia withdraw ‘frivolous and regrettable claim’ against Wallace, but may now be $200k in the hole

Cunupia FC director and head coach Michael De Four today withdrew a TT$4.5 million High Court claim against Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor and Sam Phillip, beating the TTFA officials’ deadline to backdown by a full 10 days. There is still, however, …

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