THE private speculation and “between you and me” chatter have served no purpose. Neither have the euphemisms.
AS WE ALL look forward to another weekend of action in the Craven A Semi-Professional Football League (SPFL), fans at Sunday's games should take time to consider that more than just the players and teams will be on show. It is only for the good of the game that the Independent seeks to remind everyone that this season is not only a yardstick for the various clubs and administrators to display their competence and mettle prior to next year's fully professional league. It was also supposed to be a test of the elite band of referees the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has put in charge of top level games prior to the start of this season. Such a group, according to T&TFA president Oliver Camps, was formed in response to widespread complaints surrounding the poor standard of officiating last season.
THE SEMI PROFESSIONAL Football League has made a major impact on the local foot balling landscape since its inception two years ago. The marked improvement in the standard of play has been noted by many, including national team manager Richard Braithwaite, and San Juan Jabloteh president, Jerry Hospedales.