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Shaka: T&T football stuck between criminalisation and colonisation, Fifa has betrayed us

In early December of last year, I was in Trinidad to film a commercial for Unit Trust alongside none other than the world’s first black Miss Universe, Janelle Penny Commissiong. The format of the shoot was an informal conversation between two nationals about their successes, their failures—you get the picture. …

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TedXPoS (Video): Sport as entertainment, tool for excellence and catalyst for social change

“[Shaka] Hislop understood his social responsibility and grasped that it was insufficient to be revered as a footballer yet despised as a human being. “[…] Sport is, first, entertainment. It is a live play totally ad-libbed by actors, who have no idea what ending awaits. It is one part ballet, …

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Home of Football is no excuse for lack of transparency! Shaka, Maylee and Kelvin blast DJW

“I also fully recognise that a lot of our problems have been a long time in the making. The dictatorial approach that got us in the problem in the first place is not what will get us out of it…” In the following Letter to the Editor, former Trinidad and …

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‘The TTFA appears stuck in a unilateral approach!’ Hislop, Look Loy, Cabralis and others give views on management issues

The constitution of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) mandates that the local football body has 16 standing committees to guide its board of directors in its operations. At present, the TTFA is operating with just one functional standing committee—the Referees Committee. In his October 2015 election manifesto, titled …

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Unpacking the 2018 World Cup: Hart, Walkes, Hislop and Sheppard talk France, trends and lessons from Russia

“Teams that couldn’t adjust defensively and show patience and discipline to withstand those spells [of possession from opponents] found themselves chasing the game. France were without question the best at this…” “There was […] a return to what we would consider ‘outdated’ centre forwards like Mario Mandzukic, Olivier Giroud and, …

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