2010–11 TT Pro League

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TT Pro League
Season 2010–11
Champions Defence Force
2nd Pro League title
21st T&T title
CFU Club Championship Defence Force
Caledonia AIA
Matches played 90
Goals scored 255 (2.83 per match)
Top goalscorer Devorn Jorsling (15 goals)
Biggest home win Caledonia AIA 5–0 Police (14 December 2010)
Biggest away win FC South End 0–6 W Connection (15 January 2011)
Highest scoring North East Stars 6–3 Police (7 December 2010)
2009

The 201011 TT Pro League season (known as the Digicel Pro League for sponsorship reasons) was the twelfth season of the TT Pro League, the Trinidad and Tobago professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1999. A total of eleven teams contested the league, with Joe Public the defending champions.[1] The season began on 23 April 2010 and ended on 1 February 2011 with the crowning of the league champion.[2] The league calendar was changed for the second consecutive season. Pro League CEO, Dexter Skeene, announced on 25 March 2010 that the Pro League Big Six competition was to be discontinued to increase attendances and importance of league matches, which would be moved exclusively to Fridays and Saturdays.[3]

United Petrotrin withdrew stating financial difficulties as the reason to pull out of the Pro League. A dedication to the club's youth development in the community was also cited by club chairman and communications manager of Petrotrin, Arnold Corneal, on 12 January 2010.[4] However, on 18 February, North East Stars were re-admitted into the Pro League following a one- year absence due to the state of their home ground, Sangre Grande Recreational Ground.[5]

The first goal of the season was scored by W Connection's Matthew Bartholomew against San Juan Jabloteh in the sixty-third minute of the first game on 23 April 2010.[6] Odelle Armstrong of St. Ann's Rangers scored the first hat-trick of the season against Police on 29 May.[7] Devorn Jorsling became the first player to win the Golden Boot twice having scored 15 goals for Defence Force on their way to becoming league champions. Jorsling previously won the award in 2008.

The season was delayed for a month for rescheduling after Tobago United were expelled from the league on 16 September 2010, leaving ten teams.[8] Furthermore, after the season had been concluded, Ma Pau requested a one-year sabbatical from the Pro League from the 2011–12 season.[9] On 10 August 2011, Skeene further announced that both Joe Public and FC South End would not be participating in the following season.[10] After having won its first ten matches of the season, Defence Force clinched their second season title on 18 January 2011.[11] By finishing as the league champion, Defence Force qualified for the 2011 CFU Club Championship. Caledonia AIA also qualified for the regional competition by finishing runners-up in the league.[11]

Changes from the 2009 season[edit]

The following changes were made since the 2009 season:

  • Dexter Skeene, Pro League CEO, announced that league matches would only be played on Fridays and Saturdays, with the season ending on 1 February.[2]
    • The Pro League Big Six competition was discontinued to increase the importance of league matches.[3]
  • There were a number of changes to the clubs competing in the 2010–11 season.

Teams[edit]

Team summaries[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Location Stadium Capacity Manager Captain
Caledonia AIA Morvant/Laventille Larry Gomes Stadium 10,000 Trinidad and Tobago Shabazz, JamaalJamaal Shabazz Trinidad and Tobago David, StephanStephan David
Defence Force Chaguaramas Hasely Crawford Stadium 27,000 Trinidad and Tobago Russell, RossRoss Russell Trinidad and Tobago Rivers, CoreyCorey Rivers
FC South End Point Fortin Manny Ramjohn Stadium 10,000 Trinidad and Tobago Furlonge, DickDick Furlonge Trinidad and Tobago David, AubreyAubrey David
Joe Public Arouca Marvin Lee Stadium 6,000 Trinidad and Tobago King, DerekDerek King Trinidad and Tobago Noel, TrentTrent Noel
Ma Pau Woodbrook Hasely Crawford Stadium 27,000 Trinidad and Tobago McComie, MichaelMichael McComie Trinidad and Tobago Andrews, LyndonLyndon Andrews
North East Stars Sangre Grande Sangre Grande Ground 7,000 Trinidad and Tobago David, ShurlandShurland David Guyana Pollard, CharlesCharles Pollard
Police Saint James Hasely Crawford Stadium 27,000 Trinidad and Tobago Jones, KelvinKelvin Jones Trinidad and Tobago Williams, NoelNoel Williams
San Juan Jabloteh San Juan Hasely Crawford Stadium 27,000 England Fenwick, TerryTerry Fenwick Trinidad and Tobago Oliver, MarvinMarvin Oliver
St. Ann's Rangers San Juan Hasely Crawford Stadium 27,000 Trinidad and Tobago Streete, AnthonyAnthony Streete Trinidad and Tobago Clarke, AkilAkil Clarke
Tobago United Bacolet Dwight Yorke Stadium 7,500 Trinidad and Tobago Granville, PeterPeter Granville Guyana McKinnon, KayodeKayode McKinnon
W Connection Point Lisas Manny Ramjohn Stadium 10,000 Saint Lucia Charles-Fevrier, StuartStuart Charles-Fevrier Saint Lucia Joseph, ElijahElijah Joseph

Player transfers[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
North East Stars
Re-admitted team
United States Rod Underwood 16 April 2010[15] Pre-season
FC South End Trinidad and Tobago Leroy DeLeon Sacked 17 November 2009
8th (2009)
Trinidad and Tobago Dick Furlonge 24 April 2010[16] Pre-season
Police Trinidad and Tobago Richard De Coteau Sacked 20 November 2009
11th (2009)
Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Marshall 24 April 2010[17] Pre-season
North East Stars United States Rod Underwood Mutual consent 25 June 2010[18]
6th
Trinidad and Tobago Shurland David 1 July 2010[19]
6th
Police Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Marshall Sacked 20 November 2010[20]
10th
Trinidad and Tobago Kelvin Jones 20 November 2010
10th
Joe Public Trinidad and Tobago Derek King Mutual consent 2 February 2011[21]
3rd
Trinidad and Tobago Rajesh Latchoo 2 February 2011[22] Post-season
San Juan Jabloteh England Terry Fenwick Sacked 29 March 2011[23]
6th
Trinidad and Tobago Earl Carter 1 July 2011[24] Post-season

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Defence Force (C) 18 13 2 3 38 13 +25 41 2011 CFU Club Championship First round
2 Caledonia AIA 18 11 3 4 30 18 +12 36
3 Joe Public 18 10 5 3 30 22 +8 35 Team disbanded after season 1
4 W Connection 18 9 4 5 35 13 +22 31
5 Ma Pau 18 8 5 5 24 16 +8 29 Team disbanded after season 1
6 San Juan Jabloteh 18 7 6 5 25 14 +11 27
7 North East Stars 18 7 6 5 29 24 +5 27
8 St. Ann's Rangers 18 2 4 12 14 36 −22 10
9 Police 18 2 3 13 20 54 −34 9
10 FC South End 18 2 0 16 10 45 −35 6 Team disbanded after season 1
11 Tobago United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00* Resigned/expelled from league, record expunged

Updated to games played on 1 February 2011.
Source: TT Pro League
*Tobago United was expelled from the league on 16 September 2010. On the same day their record (PL10 W2 D1 L7 GF10 GA24 Pts7) was expunged.[8]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Following the season, Joe Public, Ma Pau, and FC South End withdrew from the Pro League for the 2011–12 season.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Positions by round[edit]

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for the tenth round of matches, but then postponed and played between rounds 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for round 16.

Leader
2011 CFU Club Championship First round
Team disbanded after season
Team expelled from league
Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Defence Force 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Caledonia AIA 3 3 6 7 9 9 9 7 7 6 6 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2
Joe Public 5 6 3 3 4 6 4 5 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 2 2 3
W Connection 4 4 2 2 3 5 3 3 2 2 3 3 5 5 5 3 3 4 5 4
Ma Pau 6 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 5 7 6 4 5
San Juan Jabloteh 7 8 9 6 5 4 6 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 6 6 5 5 6 6
North East Stars 2 2 4 4 6 3 5 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 6 7 7 7
St. Ann's Rangers 8 9 8 9 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Police 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9
FC South End 10 5 7 8 7 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10
Tobago United 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

Last updated: 1 February 2011
Source: TT Pro League

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CAL DEF JOE MAP NES POL SJJ SOE RAN TBU WCO
Caledonia AIA 0–3 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 5–0 3–2 4–2 2–1
Defence Force 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 4–3 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–1
FC South End 1–2 0–4 0–2 0–3 0–3 0–3 1–4 1–0 0–6
Joe Public 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–1
Ma Pau 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–2
North East Stars 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 6–3 1–1 2–0 2–1
Police 0–1 0–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–4 2–5 0–5
San Juan Jabloteh 0–0 0–0 4–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 0–1
St. Ann's Rangers 0–4 2–4 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–2
Tobago United
W Connection 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–1 4–0 0–0 4–1

Updated to games played on 1 February 2011.
Source: TT Pro League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[27]
1 Trinidad and Tobago Devorn Jorsling Defence Force
15
2 Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Wolfe Ma Pau / North East Stars
12
3 Trinidad and Tobago Andrei Pacheco W Connection
8
4 Trinidad and Tobago Kerry Baptiste Joe Public
7
5 Trinidad and Tobago Hughton Hector W Connection
6
Trinidad and Tobago Errol McFarlane North East Stars
6
Trinidad and Tobago Trent Noel Joe Public
6
Trinidad and Tobago Richard Roy Defence Force
6
Trinidad and Tobago Noel Williams San Juan Jabloteh / Police
6

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref(s)
Trinidad and Tobago Armstrong, OdelleOdelle Armstrong St. Ann's Rangers Police* 5–2 29 May 2010
[7]
Trinidad and Tobago Wolfe, AnthonyAnthony Wolfe North East Stars* Police 6–3 7 December 2010
[25]
Trinidad and Tobago Baptiste, KerryKerry Baptiste Joe Public* San Juan Jabloteh 3–1 7 December 2010
[26]
  • * Home team score first in result

Discipline[edit]

Awards[edit]

Annual awards[edit]

The 2010–11 TT Pro League awards distribution took place on 8 April 2013, over two years after the conclusion of the league season, at Capital Plaza in Port of Spain, Trinidad.[30]

After claiming the Pro League title for the second time and first since 1999, Defence Force was recognised as the Team of the Year. Devorn Jorsling was awarded the league's Player of the Year for the first time in his career. Jorsling also received the Golden Boot and Forward of the Year awards after leading the league with 15 goals in support of the Teteron Boys. Ross Russell was named the Manager of the Year after leading Defence Force to the league title in his second season. In addition, shot-stopper Cleon John of San Juan Jabloteh was named the league's Best Goalkeeper, Corneal Thomas of Ma Pau as the Defender of the Year, and Trent Noel was again named the Midfielder of the Year playing for Joe Public. The remaining team award was won by St. Ann's Rangers for the Most Disciplined Team of the Year. FIFA international referee, Neal Brizan, won the Referee of the Year for the fourth consecutive year, whereas Norris Ferguson won the Match Commissioner of the Year for the first time since 2007.

Award Winner
Player of the Year Trinidad and Tobago Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force)
Manager of the Year Trinidad and Tobago Ross Russell (Defence Force)
Best Goalkeeper Trinidad and Tobago Cleon John (San Juan Jabloteh)
Best Defender Trinidad and Tobago Corneal Thomas (Ma Pau)
Best Midfielder Trinidad and Tobago Trent Noel (Joe Public)
Best Forward Trinidad and Tobago Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force)
Golden Boot Trinidad and Tobago Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force)
Team of the Year Defence Force
Most Disciplined Team of the Year St. Ann's Rangers
Referee of the Year Neal Brizan
Assistant Referee of the Year Dion Neil
Match Commissioner of the Year Norris Ferguson

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