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The pride, then the fall: from Fenwick’s World Cup champagne dreams to hops and channa

The Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign continues on Saturday without any involvement from Trinidad and Tobago—unless you count Canada’s substitute goalkeeper Dayne St Clair, who chose to represent the land of his birth soon after he popped up on the radar of Soca Warriors head coach Terry Fenwick in …

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Barney’s bible: Does T&T player development follow best practices? Are our youth competitions helping or hurting?

A question on The Burdie and Barney podcast during our discussion with former England Premier League and 2006 World Cup goalkeeper Shaka Hislop lingered long after that episode was over:  Have we been developing players? Or were we just blessed with talented players previously and, now, not so much?  At …

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SOS to Dr Rowley! CMO accused of ‘sabotage’, as Warriors unable to train or book warm-up games

The Soca Warriors’ Qatar 2022 World Cup dreams are being stymied by the Trinidad and Tobago government’s Covid-19 rules and, according to football insiders, the Ministry of Health’s apparent reluctance to relax them for the Men’s National Senior Team. There have been 107 million cases of infection worldwide since the …

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Fifa’s political neutrality claim ‘patently false’; why Infantino’s woes won’t disappear—even if TTFA officials do

On 24 September 2020, even as Fifa president Gianni Infantino flexed the awesome muscles of the billion dollar global sport body that he heads, he revealed its Achilles heel. It was the day that Bureau of the Fifa Council, headed by Infantino, suspended the Trinidad and Tobago Football Football Association …

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DJW: ‘I’m a scapegoat…’ Ex-TTFA president continues Bassant rebuttals

Controversial former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams offered his second attempt at rebutting CNC3’s ‘TTFA’s Secret Trail to Panama’ investigative report today. The hour long feature, done by senior investigative journalist Mark Bassant on 10 September, alleged that John-Williams diverted football money to a secret Panamanian …

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DJW disputes date in CNC3 report; Bassant: Doesn’t change crux of issue

Eight days after CNC3 aired an hour long investigative report on former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams entitled ‘TTFA’s Secret Panama Trail’, the controversial administrator has offered his first rebuttal. In one clip during the programme, CNC3 investigative journalist Mark Bassant told viewers: “Shipping sources say …

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DJW vows action after legal review but yet to rebut specific CNC3 claims

Former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams has promised libel action against Guardian Media Limited and its investigative reporter Mark Bassant, as well as to clear his name from allegations of financial misconduct related to the Home of Football project. However, John-Williams has done neither—not yet anyway. …

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Police start ‘preliminary investigation’ into DJW; Quan Chan, Daniel respond to allegations

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has ‘taken notice’ of allegations of financial misconduct supposedly committed by former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams but remained tightlipped about an official probe. John-Williams was the subject of an hour long feature …

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‘Who’s looking after players?!’ Hyland and Bateau on owed monies, Qatar 2022 and United TTFA/Fifa

Soca Warriors captain Khaleem Hyland and veteran defender Sheldon Bateau are urging stakeholders to remember the young men and women who play the game, as they pointed to the desperate financial state of many local-based players at present. Former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams left office …

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