Future Of Football In Trinidad Hangs In The Balance Now

Author: 
Judge
Date Published: 
1933-09-26
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
14

UNCERTAINTY OF EVERYTHING FOLLOWS DECISION OF COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY INTO RECENT INCIDENT.

(By Airmail to the "Gleaner.")

"The Judge" writes as follows in the Trinidad "Guardian" of September 22:—

Uncertainty surrounds the future of Trinidad football, following the decision of the T.A.F.A. Emergency Committee which inquired into the recent disturbance during the playing of the match between Casuals and Everton.

Casuals Football Club are holding a full club meeting next week to decide upon their action with regard to their resignation from the T.A.F.A. First League Competition.

As matters stand at present, Casuals are still members of the T.A.F.A., without taking part in the League Competition.

Their players are therefore still available for the Colony team as long as the club remains affiliated to the Association.

It is therefore probable that Tench and Maynard will play in the same Colony team, although their clubs may refuse to play together in the same league.

EVERTON MEETING.

Everton held a meeting last night to consider the position arising from the Emergency Committee's decisions.

No decision was arrived at after a three hour session.

A further meeting will be held to-night to finally determine the question.

So far opinions have been conflicting.

Mr. A. Moore presided at last night's meeting.

Everton has not withdrawn from the League.

MATCHES UNDECIDED.

The Intermediate flxture between Everton and Casuals, will not be played to-day because Casuals have withdrawn from the League and Everton has not decided on their action.

Mr. C. Tench, the Captain of Casuals, stated yesterday that his club will take no action whatsoever until a meeting is held on Tuesday evening.

Everton are scheduled to play against Sporting Club to-morrow.

During the week there have been reports that Sporting Club propose to refuse to fulfil the fixture.

If they do not play, the points will of course go to Everton.

Referees also are difficult to procure.

Following Mr. Richardson's statement on Monday, after an incident in the Q.R.C.-Notre Dame game, that he was finished with football, there are not many referees, it is said, willing to take the responsibility.

The referee for Wednesday's game between Maple and Shamrock was in doubt until the last minute when Mr. Grell was prevailed upon to take charge.