The Soca Warriors Online (SWO) is proud to announce the T&T players of the month. Here are eleven Trinidad & Tobago players who are currently having a good run for their country, clubs and schools.
Cleon John - For the entire month of November, John has managed to keep clean-sheets for his team San Juan Jabloteh in their FA-Cup and Pro League matches. Kept out Valtrin FC and W Connection in a 3-0 win and a 0-0 draw respectively. His latest clean sheet was a 2-0 shutout of Joe Public in Saturday's FA Cup round of 16 and as a result the defending FA-Cup champs were knocked out of the proceedings.
Daneil Cyrus - Had an impressive Digicel Caribbean Cup (DCC) tournament. Came into the T&T team and cemented his place well. Is a very composed center-back and linked up well with his partner Julius James. His only deficiency is his eagerness to get the ball off his feet and in the process he sometimes makes bad judgments with his passing, something which I'm sure is linked to his inexperience.
Julius James - Was clearly T&T's best defender in the past two months. James also got better in every game and covered his area well. His never-say-die attitude, even when T&T were down and out, earned him a goal against Grenada that was disallowed because of a foul in the box.
Joevin Jones - Finders, keepers. Surely a bright future for the young defender. Although, still green in some areas, he definitely has the right ingredients to be a solid left-back and a future Soca Warrior.
Anthony Wolfe - Despite some wild tackles that could have led to disciplinary action. Anthony Wolfe displayed energy and purpose at the right-back for T&T. The utility player went from being a forward, to a left-wing and now he seems destined for a place at right-back. Omitted against Cuba when T&T were beaten 2-0 in their first DCC game, Wolfe was called into the team for a suspected injury to first choice right-back Kern Cupid ? Wolfe made no mistake and grabbed the chance with both hands; he gave an impressive display against Grenada and cemented his place on the team for the final match against host Martinique, which T&T won 1-0.
Hughtun Hector - Clearly, T&T's best player of the DCC tournament. Coach Russell Latapy seemed to have found a place for the dimunitive midfielder as he looked effective under the T&T strikers and cause all sorts of havoc for opposing defenders. His club Manager David John Williams told the SWO that Hector can be a monster of a player if used in the attacking midfield position and was very happy to see Latapy using him there.
Densill Theobald - I have to say, Densill showed maturity, composure and leadership qualities on the field. If he can be consistent he will surely be a contender for team captain and a starting role. No offence to Clyde Leon who by the way is a very solid performer and always give his 100%. Stay in there buddy...
Trent Noel - Had an excellent DCC tournament, Noel showed what he can do when up to the task,
especially against Grenada, despite poorly taken free-kicks well beneath his capabilities,
Kevon Neaves - Rips up the Super League week in, week out, scored 14-goals from midfield for his team T&TEC who seemingly have a wealth of talent in their team's arsenal. Neaves combines well and is surrounded by great talent such as Anthony Noreiga, Dwight Crichlow, Keeron Benito, Bevon Bass, Bevon Lewis and Sylvester Teesdale. This is surely a good recipe for success, hence the reason they are currently league leaders. Now if the powers that be would initiate a promotion/relegation system for the Super League/Pro League respectively- the former Köping FF and 2005 SSFL 'player of the year' Kevon Neaves would have gotten a chance to showcase his talent at a higher level and probably break into the T&T senior team. Neaves has one solitary cap for his country, when he made his debut under former T&T hero coach Leo Beenhakker, in a 2-0 victory over Iceland in 2006.
Jerrel Britto - It's been all positive news for young Britto over the past months, from a deal with Concave Footwear Company to leading the under 20 team with 3-goals against St Vincent and the Grenadines (both-legs), and 3 assists and a man-of-the-match display in the return leg game in Port of Spain. T&T won the home-and-away series 12-1 to advance to the Group D decider against Suriname on December 10 (away) and nine days later at home. Britto also helped his club team San Juan Jabloteh boot defending FA-Cup champs Joe Public out of the running. He came on as substitute in the 67th minute and scored a 91st minute item before teammate Jason Marcano's 93rd minute goal sealed the deal 2-0 for the Terry Fenwick coached Jabloteh side.
Darryl Trim - Naparima College head coach and former Strike Squad member Leonson Lewis describe Darryl Trim as T&T's SSFL Usain Bolt. He is fast, he is strong and he could score goals. Our plan will be to try and some how contain him, since he is Signal Hill's main offensive weapon, added Lewis on the eve of the InterCol final. I guess he was right, however, he was unable to contain him and paid the price. Trim scored one and assisted the other to lead his team to a 2-1 victory over Naparima and claim the 2010 National InterCol title and Signal Hill's tenth. Trim also led his team to the Tobago Secondary Schools Football League Zone and Tobago InterCol Zone titles respectively. He capped of the season as top goal-scorer for his team and one of the league's 2010 top marksmen.
Players on the SWO Rader
Kevin Molion (T&T Senior Team) - Definitely one for the future. Has good markings of a top winger, but still needs to learn a few lessons in the game in an overall aspects. In other words, a little more composure and decision making is needed in his play, but surely I'd keep him close.
Keane McIvor (St Anthony's College) - Impressive to watch. A nonstop worker and shows great technical ability. Was one of the main threats for his school this season.
Theon James (St. Augustine Secondary) - One of the top SSFL performers of the 2009 and 2010 SSFL. Showed leadership qualities, worked hard and helped his team to the 2010 SSFL Big Five title and the East SSFL Zone titles.
Garvin Samaroo (T&T Under 17 Team) - Currently leads the T&T Under 17 team with three goals in the Tournament of the Americas currently underway in Colombia. Scored game winners over Athletico Nacional (2-1) and Topping Bucaramanga 2-0 and also had one in a 3-2 win over FC Barca de Cali.
Anthony Wolfe______Julius James______Daneil Cyrus_____Joevin Jones
Hughtun Hector__Trent Noel_______Densill Theobald______Kevon Neaves
______________Jerrel Britto_______Darryl Trim________