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4-REAL is Stars Soccer
Review Volume 12
Stars Soccer Review (SSR) upcoming
magazine is called 4-REAL and it features Portuguese
captain and Real Madrid's star forward Cristiano
(CR7) Ronaldo on the cover.
magazine has covered David Beckham (Back to
Basics), Thierry Henry (Accomplished) and Lionel Messi
as the Unstoppable with their unique
football assets in earlier volumes.
12 we will be covering Cristiano Ronaldo
physical attributes which are by far the
most of any active soccer/football player dating
back to Pele era.
Over the better part of
six highly competitive years in football there
was and still is a consensus
that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is
the two best players in the world. While we
agree, we did not
agree with the
anyone being the best ever since as
mentioned it is a disrespect to past and
future players and virtually impossible to
The emergence of Neymar as Brazil's star
player and Barcelona's leading scorer adds
credence to what we at SSR magazine have been saying
all along about the best ever terminology
most of the
players are assessed relative to their
accomplishments after completing a season we
can go beyond the numbers to define their
attributes as a player and teammate.
Stars Soccer Review consensus of the best players
will always incorporate players assets
beyond a season.
But in spite of all the
one thing is for certain; beyond the
biases, beyond the crests, beyond
the numbers, the player with the best
physical attributes in football is Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7)
anyone to question such an obvious and
compelling fact is to try and defy logic.
Stars Soccer considers
CR7 physical attributes
as a footballer are 4-REAL....Stay
Interview for Morvant Love by Aldwyn McGill
Love magazine features Paul Emmanuel "Bill"
Trotman on the cover. It was produced to show
the many good things that came out of the
Morvant district. Morvant is located on the
eastern edge of Port of Spain which is the
capital of Trinidad and Tobago.
Since the 1950s Morvant has produced some of the
creme of the crop to represent Trinidad and
It was Dennis Lawrence from Coconut Drive in
Morvant who scored the decisive goal for
Trinidad and Tobago to defeat Bahrain 1-0 that
sent the Soca Warriors to the 2006 FIFA World
Cup in Germany.
Morvant also produced top entertainers such as
the multi-talented Paul "Bill" Trotman,
calypsonian Donric "Funny" Williamson, Singing
Sandra, and Jazz and Blues singer Mavis John,
and many more who represented the country in
As one of the elder statesmen of Morvant, Bill
Trotman (as he is more familiarly known) was the
logical pick to be on the cover of this special
Morvant Love issue of SSR magazine.
Bill was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and
after a few years in Woodbrook moved to 45
Cicada Street, Morvant at the age of eight.
watch Trotman's Interview by Aldwyn McGill as
he recalled moving to Morvant in 1942 when there
was no electricity.
It was in
the gallery (porch) at his Cicada home where he
talked about Morvant breeze, the history, and
the misguided negative stigma towards the area
he calls "Lovable".
SSR Magazine to release Aldwyn McGill's football bio' called "Aldwynable".
Caribbean circles the name Aldwyn "Midget"
McGill is usually associated with football
on his 85% career winning percentage Aldwyn's
"Vintage Midget" football Biography
started his soccer career as a midfield player
and transitioned to become the most prolific
goal scorer in the Toronto Caribbean soccer
Community from the late seventies until the
end of his career in the new millennium.
whether as a midfielder or as a forward
always been rated as one of the top players
in the leagues he has played.
highest accomplishment as a player was when
he was selected to
the Trinidad and Tobago squad to undergo specialize training for
international duty (FIFA World Cup Germany
national football exposure came at a time
when the two
McGill brothers were
playing for Colts Club of Belmont in the Port of Spain
Football League (P.O.S.F.L).
However, the national scene was not as
intriguing as it should have been for a
young upcoming football star like Aldwyn after
watched the ups and downs his brother
encountered on the T&T team prior to him
being called up and the national team being sequestered
in '72 for training in Tetron Bay, Carenage. Hence, Aldwyn receiving a Canadian (landed
immigrant) visa during that time seemed like
a no brainer for him to relocate.
football administrators were not entirely
ecstatic at Aldwyn's decision to migrate to
Canada just two weeks after being called to
the T&T national squad was also one
game before the club won the prestigious
Best Dark Virginia (BDV) Cup.
those who were oblivious to the fact that Aldwyn could not catch a break
from coaches who did not look
beyond his statue when he was growing
They did not know that "Too small"
was the operative word Aldwyn had heard when he
showcase his talent in the main football
market in Port of Spain.
One of the biggest pill
had to swallow was after he was deprived of
opportunity to showcase his football skills,
when players of lesser talent were chosen
because of their bigger size.
But to his
credit he walked to another
team training session in the same Savannah area
and was picked up by then coach Polly Regis
of Maple Club which happened to be one of the most prestigious
football club in Trinidad. The try outs were
for the newly instituted U-19 Juvenile
Division at the time and the Maple exposure was not only a
valuable experience, but it turned out to be
the opportunity that enabled Aldwyn to
be seen by the top coaches in Port of Spain.
"I must say that
I was blessed to be born into a family with
deep spiritual roots. As the last of my
mother's seven children and coming from a poor
I had the best examples to follow.
Teaching is the main profession in the
family and to this day making new friends and forming
relationships is very normal.
As players we were always reminded that
there was no letter I in the word team but
after putting in the extra work to improve our games
our philosophy was that there is an m and e
(me) in team which meant that
everyone had to bring something to the
table (game) with a 100% effort as the
What paved my way was
the unwavering support of my family
especially my two
older brother, (Leroy and Victor) who played
football at a high level. Family kept me
as down to earth as humanly possible
their support could not prepared me for some of my early
football experiences which brought me
crashing down to earth.
at Fatima College Ground in Mucurapo, Port
when I was invited to train
with the Trinidad Under 19
for a tour to
Bermuda. And when the names for the tour was
called at the end of the practice,
there was a pause before my name was mentioned.
The pause was to inform me that
the scouting report "indicated that the players
in Bermuda were bigger than those of my
statue", hence I was not selected
to make the trip.
It was a bitter-sweet moment. The bitter
taste was because it was another
occasion when I was
overlooked because of my size. The
sweet was the fact that my name was mentioned and
the Bermuda tour was
eventually cancelled. Even sweeter was the fact that
U-19 experience was the last time that size was
the rest (35 years) of my playing career. .....Stay