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SA football 'a horror movie'

21 January 2014, 11:47

The currently on going chan tournament has brought some thoughts. Every sports fan can are agree they have fears  during times when their team goes through bad moments, bad seasons. But what has been happening in South African football at psl and national team level is nothing short of a horror movie an unending nightmare.

There was a time when watching SA football affectionately known as diski was an absolute dream. Wonderful flair combined with sheer physicality not forgetting goal scoring prowess made the delightful beautiful tapestry which was woven together masterfully by the masters of tapestry.

That time seems to have vanished with names like Jomo, Ace Ntsoelengoe, Doctor Khumalo, Shoes Moshoeu, Benni Mcathy, Mark Williams to name just a few and has become now only history and legend. 

Currently our football looks like something out of a script for a Hollywood horror movie.  Woeful on pitch displays comprising of horrendous technical and tactical showing, lackluster performances lacking intensity flair and exciting goals. and then the coaches fail to plan for games in a tournament and if they have a plan a that fails seem un able to even conjure up a plausible plan b, yet they are great at creating hype in the media talk about shooting your self in the foot.

It is horrific to watch a great volume of psl players even at national setup failing to execute the most basic of the sport's techniques. Taking control of the ball with their first touch even in the box, using the correct part of their heads to head the ball or even more scary failing the simple look around before making or receiving a pass.

Pundits around the world will agree that against good sides you stand a better chance at dodging a bullet than being allowed a second touch to control the ball in the box. 

All of us can agree that we  felt the agonizing pain of a miss controlled sixty yard cross field pass that denied a scoring opportunity, the inuisance caused by a free header in the penalty area sailing over the bar, or the annoying loss of possetion due to being blind sighted by an opponent in the final third. These horrors along with rookie goal keeping errors are a sight all too common at psl and more embarrassingly national team games.

the absolute nightmare that our coaches provide with their tactics including using wrong and sometimes useless formations for selected players.. compounding this tactical freak show is the play it self. the center backs make more passes between themselves than the strikers if we ever play two. the back four complete more passes amongst themselves then the entire midfield of either four of five.

It is no joke to say you stand great chance at success getting a township cat to get along with a rat than getting the midfield and strikers to cohere. the pandemonium of miss behaving fans concords to the already creepy on pitch situation.

When coaches no longer no how to inspire players plan tactics and produce answers when original plans fail. when players quit national team and have to be begged like children to return because they do not want to be humble and give credit were it is due. when players are more worried about the size of their pay checks than they are about their delivery on the pitch. when clubs reward this horror mediocrity with fat contracts and club coaches with game time and tolerance the national team with call ups caps and money then you in for a hellish experience.

If players from the top two teams on the psl log a team that has won two major trophies this season and psl teams all round give the showing of yesterday. if the officials continue to hide horrifically inadequate sometimes non existent development structures. if coaches still insist on using stale dead philosophies and styles of play all the while hiding behind the too often used nonsensical excuse that our players are too small the this night mare has no for see able end.

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