Vincentian football must rise

Nov 23
2012

The recent performance of Vincy Heat in the Caribbean Cup round of matches in Trinidad and Tobago has given Vincentian lovers of the game of football much to shout about and an indication that more must be done to help this nation regain top billing in the region. Read the rest of this entry »

Football’s immense potential

May 11
2012

The recently concluded Hairoun Community Football Championships may well have much to tell us about the immense potential that exists here for the development of the sport and of the entire nation.

While initially the football fans around the country seemed tentative about the success of the event this changed significantly as the competition wore on to the point where football authorities here could pat themselves on the back for capturing once more the enthusiasm for the sport that our people are known for.

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More football challenges

Dec 09
2011

Over the past several months we have had one revelation after another in respect of the threats to the sport of football as we have come to know it.

While sporting enthusiasts hold fast to the view that sport is bigger than any single individual it is clear that many an individual have negatively impacted the sport to such an extent that it would be forever tainted. Read the rest of this entry »

Football’s challenges continue

Nov 25
2011

Football troubles never seem to end. That must be the conclusion of many of the sports most loyal fans around the world after all that has been happening over the past several months.

We have had the spectre of the FIFA elections, the so-called ‘cash for votes scandal, the seeming football demise of Austin ‘Jack’ Warner and now the unfortunate remarks made by Beleaguered FIFA President, Sepp Blatter on racist comments on the field of play. Here at home of course we have had the accusations of Bin Hammam’s money flying left, right and centre, football elections, the suspension of the General Secretary and the resignation of the technical director and head coach of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF).

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Vincy Heat falls well short

Oct 14
2011

At the conclusion of the game against Grenada when Vincy Heat won by a 2 – 1 goal margin, a journalist briefly asked the coach his impressions about the team’s performance and whether he felt that they would be moving ahead in the 2014 World Cup Preliminaries.

One is not sure how many people listened to the coach’s comments in response. He really skirted the question. Instead he commented favourably about the youthful nature of the team with an average age of 21 years and declared that they would really come good in another four to five years time. Read the rest of this entry »

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