T&T Looking For A Few Good Young Men

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-04-02
Source: 
TTFOL

Trinidad and Tobago is looking for a few good men. Not to join the US Marine Corps but to help them prepare for the CAC games. T&T are looking for players born after January 1977. In order to prepare for the tournament T&T will be holding camps in either North Carolina or New York for US college players. The dates are yet to be determined but head coach Bertille St. Clair says that it will be held soon. TTFOL is asking for your help. If you know of any players born after January 1977 contact me ASAP via e-mail or on the forum.

Rougier and Marcelle suffer setbacks.

Two of Trinidad and Tobago's premier players suffered major midweek setbacks. Clint Marcelle and Barnsley suffered a 2-1 lost to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday. The lost keeps them in the bottom three of the English top flight with just two point separating them from staying up next year.

In Scotland, despite the menace of Tony Rougier Hibernian still went down to Glasgow Rangers 3-0. Rougier seemed to be the only threat for the Easter Road boys. Just three minutes before the end of the first half he blew past a Rangers defender who just managed to grad a piece of his shirt and pull him down. He then found himself body checked by another Rangers defender. That seemed to be the only action that Hibs would see on the night. They still remain last in the Scottish Premiership.

T&T players sure up A-League places.

This year will mark a busy year for Trinidad and Tobago players in the US second division or A-League. Lester Felician and Gary Glasgow looks almost certain to get the two spots left by Stern John and Mickey Trotman at the New Orleans Storm. Playing against the Jackson Chargers in a pre season game Glasgow scored in the second half after a assist from Lester Felician who came on in the second half. The Jackson Chargers is another team that has allot of T&T players. Jerremy Shortt, Cecile Hinds, Rigobelto Cedeno, Carlos McGregor and David Austin all play for the Chargers. They are also members of Belhaven College.

Craig Demmin who used to play for the Chargers has moved to Rochester a very big football town in upstate New York. His younger brother Dwayne Demmin has recently returned from a trial in Malaysia and may soon resurface in the A-league. In addition, Marvin Raeburn and Avery John will be playing in the A-league this year with the Raleigh Flyers coached by Alvin Corneal. However, the news is not so good for Alvin Boisson and Peter Lewis. According to Charleston management the two have been released.

In the shooting zone....

Dwight Yorke now has a new challenge since reaching the safety zone. Aston Villa manager John Gregory has told the club that he wants to play in Europe next year. That leaves Villa with a tall order since they will have to win there remaining six games in order to reach the top six in order to gain a UEFA Cup place. T&T national, Hannibal Najjar has left his postion of head coach of Belhaven College where he recruited some of T&T best Under 23 players to start a new program at Bethel College in Tennesse.

In the starting lineup...

Dwight Yorke and Aston Villa with there eyes set on Europe next year will play West Ham at home. Clint Marcelle and Barnsley will be looking to bounce back from a tough lost earlier this week when they face Leeds United. You can hear all the action by going to the Stadium at 9:30 am on Saturday morning. Over in Scotland, Tony Rougier and Marvin Andrews have this weekend off. In Portugal, Russell Latapy and Boavista face Salgueiros. In Switzerland, Jerren Nixon and F.C. Zurich face Servette. Over in the USA, David Nahkid, Evans Wise and the New England Revolution face Miami in MLS action. Stern John, Ansil Elcock and Columbus face DC United at home. Finally, Mickey Trotman and Brian Haynes of Dallas face San Jose.