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B&B Ep 6 (Audio): Latapy on becoming the ‘Little Magician’, Barbados and the 2006 W/Cup

Trinidad and Tobago football legend Russell ‘The Little Magician’ Latapy discusses his rise in the game from playing small goal football in Laventille, the 1990 and 2006 World Cup campaigns, coaching Barbados, and a string of influential coaches—including Jean Lillywhite, Everald ‘Gally’ Cummings, Bobby Robson, José Mourinho, and Leo Beenhakker. …

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Clayton Morris: The late Larry Joseph—teammate, friend, brother, father figure, mentor

“[…] There was something about Larry Joesph and goalkeepers—moreso the ones that seemed to have slack screws. Trintoc vs Alcons at the Arima Velodrome. Anton Corneal reminded me of a goal Larry scored, which he described as ‘pure brilliance’.  “Larry Joseph scored from in our half of the field with …

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Clayton Morris: ‘Larry Joseph always had the extra in him when the moment warranted it’

“[…] Larry Joseph demonstrated some of the most important skills in the game. Smooth as ever, effortlessly—as he alone did it—and effectively, as we loved seeing him on football field. He surely will be missed…” The following statement on the passing of former Strike Squad midfielder Larry Joseph was submitted to …

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‘A true son of the sport’; TTFA mourns passing of ex-Strike Squad player Larry Joseph

Former Strike Squad and United Petrotrin midfielder Larry Joseph passed away today at the age of 56. Joseph, a skilful, mobile ball handler, represented Trinidad and Tobago in the 1986 and 1990 World Cup qualifying campaigns. Following his retirement, he continued to play for the Strike Squad in exhibition matches …

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The legacy of “Spider-Man”: How ESPN got it wrong on Carter’s contribution to goalkeeping

“The way [David] De Gea reacted to Luis Muriel’s header was almost like Spider-Man,” the BT Sport presenter said at the halftime interval of Sevilla’s Champions League clash with Manchester United last Wednesday. The Spaniard was in fine form, making several impressive saves to deny a dangerous-looking host team and …

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Dear Editor: Modern football isn’t just about talent but coaching; the TTFA’s youth policy problem

“The current TTFA administration and technical staff seem not to understand. Their dependence on a cadre of volunteers who come at a dime a dozen shows flagrant disregard for an effective pathway to success.” The following Letter to the Editor on Trinidad and Tobago’s struggles in youth football—and, in particular, …

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