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B&B Ep 12 (Audio): Yohance, Jefferson and Merere on T&T’s Gold Cup challenge and fair-weather fans

Former Trinidad and Tobago international defender Yohance Marshall, interim coaches association president Jefferson George and SSFL president Merere Gonzales discuss what lies ahead at the 2021 Gold Cup, fair-weather fans, the Soca Warriors’ bottle and spoon session in Miami, and the unusual fighting methods of Iwer George supporters. Subscribe for …

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UFCTT disappointed as Hood and Mascall take T&T coaching jobs without tender, James apologises for error

The Unified Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (UFCTT) is considering the future of two representatives from its interim eight member committee, second vice-president Dernelle Mascall and floor member Richard Hood, in the wake of their appointments on the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team coaching staff. The Trinidad …

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Hadad and his crew are the only ones earning from football, while they suffer T&T players and coaches

The only people making money in football in Trinidad and Tobago for the last year have been non-football people. Robert Hadad is drawing upwards of TT$40,000 per month while Judy Daniel, Nigel Romano and Trevor Gomez are banking over TT$30,000 per month—based on the standard sums given to Fifa-appointed normalisation …

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‘Smooth operator’, ’down to earth’, ‘loved to talk’, ‘a thinking footballer’: Remembering Clyde Leon

“[…] We were on a water break and he turned to me and said: ‘I’m not getting dropped from this team.’ I was wondering, who is this dude?” “[…] I remember at Jan-Michael Williams’ wedding reception when you’re thinking it was not an ideal situation for much talk—because of the …

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Barney’s bible: The SSFL’s backward rule change; and what Yorke and Jordan did that our youths abandoned

So far I have only touched on youth development from a ball manipulation and decision-making viewpoint. However, playing in competitive games non-stop can also hinder the physical development and health of players.  Again, the local adage that ‘the more you play, the better you get’ is misleading on this count. …

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Barney’s bible: ‘The more games you play, the better you get’ fallacy leaves T&T players underdeveloped

Youth development in Trinidad, simply put, consists of tournaments and competitions. The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), Youth Pro League (YPL), Republic Bank Youth League, Next Level U-19 Tournament and Commissioner’s Cup are the main players in this arena.  I will use the SSFL as the starting point of the …

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