...not unlike cricket. If the likelihood of a well-funded Lithuania or Andorra (well-funded in terms of both the money received from UEFA endeavours, money from FIFA payoffs, and in comparison with the domestic investment in the Caribbean, money from local constituencies) making it to the World Cup is minimal, the likelihood of a Dominica or a St. Vincent and the Grenadines must be miniscule. Why not combine for strength and produce a side that could in fact compete at the highest levels? Transport issues notwithstanding (and CONCACAF should be leading the way in terms of generating sponsorship packages that facilitate island-to-island transport in more effective ways than is currently available), what is wrong with NOt promoting the idea of each Caribbean nation producing its own league, but rather each Caribbean nation producing as many teams as it can sustain, and a Caribbean-wide league that reflected the efforts of a Caribbean-wide "national" team? The result? The world gets to likely see a Dwight Yorke on the World Cup stage; the world gets to see a Hislop on the World Cup stage. I'd like to debate this, hearing hopefully from those living in the region in terms of how they feel about it as it currently manifests in cricket (pros and cons), as well as the proposal to extrapolate that synergistic model to football. Your thoughts?