Month: June 2020

With the world of football returning to some semblance of normalcy, we decided to assess how well the region’s players have been doing this season. CONCACAF has been a major contributor to the development of many European clubs over the years and this season in particular, we have seen many of these players performing well …

Best Players in CONCACAF: Power Rankings Read More »

In a very passionate and revealing interview with 876Stream on Saturday June 14th, Reggae Boy Kemar ‘Taxi’ Lawrence spoke at length about dealing with mental health challenges over the past few weeks. Among other things, Lawrence confirmed that his love for the sport at the moment was not where it needs to be but he …

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It is my belief that every sport needs spectator support and cricket is no exception. Apart from the next few months where we virtually expect no spectator support, cricket has been lacking in spectators for some time. Lucrative T20 leagues seem to be the only thing that can pack a cricket stadium, which many don’t …

Lack of Spectators hurting cricket in Jamaica Read More »

Just as Leon Bailey’s relationship with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) had assumed some level of stability, the two parties have seemingly hit another major roadblock. Given Bailey’s recent comments two weeks ago during an Instagram Live interview with 876Stream, the tension has hit fever pitch once again. Craig Butler, Leon’s adopted father and agent, …

Bailey, the JFF and the Elephant in the room Read More »

One of Jamaica’s most promising athletes, Jhevaughn Matherson, has admitted that he wishes he was able to lift the Mortimer Geddes trophy, which Kingston College won a year after he left the institution for Florida State University (FSU) in the United States. The 21-year-old rose to prominence in Jamaica with his breathtaking performances at the …

Matherson’s One Wish Read More »

Those old enough to remember can still readily recall the national jubilation after Jamaica secured that 0-0 draw with Mexico – we had qualified for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. A national holiday was declared, promises of land were made (a story for another day), and as a country we were inspired to “rise up”. …

Will the JFF ever (truly) invest in football development? Read More »