The following is a column I wrote the week leading up to Trinidad and Tobago’s opening game at the 2006 World Cup versus Sweden. It was put together while we were in camp at the Landhaus Wachtelhof hotel in Rotenburg.
There are certain times of the year you always think about playing with the Trinidad and Tobago Team. And these moments are reflected on based on certain matches and what it brought to us as players and the country on the whole.
ON FEBRUARY 9, 2005 T&T were beaten 2-1 against the United States at the Queen’s Park Oval on February 9, 2005 and then spanked 5-1 away to Guatemala on March 26, followed by a goalless draw against Costa Rica on March 30.
As I sat in my home a couple weeks ago watching the Ato Boldon Bahrain special on CNC 3 which showed the behind the scenes of our 72 hours in Bahrain around the qualification to the 2006 World Cup, it brought me to a state of reminiscing and looking back at my journey - the before and after of World Cup 2006.
THE Recreation Ground at Haig Street was lit up on Friday, commemorating the passing of a Carenage legend.
Sir Garry Sobers is right; comparisons of players from different eras is best left alone.
It is said that sports have an advantage over literature, song or cinema — it does not need words. The free flow of a Brian Lara cover drive is appreciated as much in Barrackpore as in Brisbane (Australia), the clever feints of Russell Lately look as artistic in Port-of-Spain as it did in Porto (Portugal).
A closed border, coupled with no responses from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his Minister of National Security Stuart Young, have prevented national midfielder footballer Khaleem Hyland, who is in Saudi Arabia, defenders Daneil Cyrus and Radanfah Abu Bakr and four other who are stranded in neighbouring Barbados from returning home, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which is wreaking havoc in countries throughout the world, the players said yesterday afternoon.
NATIONAL MEN’S football team coach, Terry Fenwick, has issued an open call to local and internationally-based footballers with T&T parentage to submit video presentations of their skills and/or academic certifications in an effort scout new talent during the sport’s unavoidable downtime – the global covid19 pandemic.