Apr 10, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Letter to the Sports Editor…Why lower the bar Marlan Cole?
“While the level of any sport is normally determined by the level of administration in place, Administration nevertheless, is the most important, but yet still is the most unthankful area of work”. And, I still support the notion of the philosopher, who once said, “If one were to ask me for the prerequisite of being involved in sport? I would say the first prerequisite is to be happy”! Marlan are you happy with the current state of the continued underdevelopment of football in Georgetown?
That within the fourth month of the year, there is no public evidence when the GFA, 2013 season will commence? Further, over a two year period how many competitions were played in Georgetown, which can be equated with the Troy Mendonca led administration, of which you were the former Hon. Secretary, and I, the former Asst: Sec/Treasurer? So, in actuality Marlan, I was completely disappointed to have read in the publication of K.N. 03.04.13 an article captioned “Cole endorses Matthias for GFF President”.
While I would agree Cole is entitled to express his own opinion. The individual nevertheless cannot be overtly serious to state among his reasons “instigating Constitutional reform”! Was any measure of Constitutional reform achieved in Georgetown that now entails the General Secretary, replacing the Honorary Secretary, along with the nullification of convening the Annual General Meeting (Half-yearly) that didn’t occur in 2011?
If, not, then it’s a Constitutional violation, since any constitutional amendment has to be ratified by the General Council, then submitted to the GFF for enactment.
Marlan, from an honest perspective, I have absolutely nothing against any form of religion, which includes the one you embrace. But what I’m totally against are “those who shelter under Christianity, and resorts to unchristian principles” So when an individual’s personal profile paints a rosy picture of a Christian background, and in the same context resorts to a “colossal lie” that he was the 1st Vice President, of the GFF, in 1999, definitely I have a serious problem. As a defender and upholder of spiritual consciousness, “I wrestle not against flesh or blood, but against principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness that exists in high and low places”! Be it at the GFF and or the GFA, or anywhere else it’s manifested.
Finally, Marlan with your ambition, ultimately higher than your position, in retrospect do you honestly feel that by endorsing Matthias you would be successful in your bid of becoming the GFF’s General Secretary? Or would the Petra – Organisation, of which you are a Co-Director, be contracted to coordinate Youth Football for the GFA? As was reported in another section of the print media, a few weeks ago, compliments of the Vice President, with the relevant responsibility. And is it not illogical that a GFA, Vice-President, who served as a Manger for the Golden Jaguars, saw it not fit to defend the rights of players when it was needed most, isn’t he then guilty of supporting the very dictatorial policies that you are accusing Major of, then be included on Matthias’ slate when his club abstained from voting for the GFA nomination process? Protocol would dictate that he should have withdrawn! Isn’t this a case of a disjointed GFA, with a lack of vision to transform the true development of our nation’s football?
And how is it the person you have endorsed gives no consideration for under-11 football (Pee-Wee) in this national development plan? By the way how come you failed to extend an invitation to the individual to witness the Milo under-20 Inter Schools third place play off and Finals? Maybe that could have enhanced his CV’s.
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