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Who Vladimir Vermezovic should select for Orlando Pirates

Posted: 7 April 2014 Time: 14:55

I am a diehard Orlando Pirates supporter and I must say we have lost the plot under Vladimir Vermezovic. 

I am not calling for him to resign, but I want him to be honest, look at players’ current form and tell us the supporters if there is interference or some back-stabbing relating to his job?

We, the supporters, need to know as the body language and expression of the players who VV has selected to don the Pirates jersey calls into question the players’ commitment and passion to the Ghost.

The squads that VV have selected are a mere shadow compared to the Pirates squad who not less than three months ago featured in not only two domestic cup finals, but the biggest club final on the continent, the CAF Champions League?

How can the same players drop form so badly? Anyway, our focus now turns to Saturday’s game and I hope we, the supporters, can get VV and the players to respond with a win.

My plan to VV is firstly to drop Senzo Mweiya and Sifiso Myeni from the starting XI. The squad I would start with: 1 Dauda, Matlaba, Jele, Mahamutsa, Sangweni, Manyisa, Masalesa, Ntshumayelo, Masuka, Erasmus and Majoro.

This is an attacking squad with steel in the middle, allowing Oupa to play his normal game, Matlaba to overlap, Masalesa and Ntshumayelo to cover midfield and defence, Masuka to do wing work, quality crossers and Majoro and Erasmus to strike. We will beat Sundowns.

Our bench should be Meyiwa, Segolela, Klate, Pelembe, Lekgwathi, Mapola and Gabuza.

Mukesh Gopee

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Pastor D
posted: 2014-04-07 13:03:48

Pirates started losing the day they dropped Mabena.

posted: 2014-04-07 13:06:10

this is a drunk pirates fan. Why drop Meyiwa. You accuse vv of selecting incorrect team, but you go ahead and select the same team that VV has been selecting,except the most inform player in Meyiwa. crazy.

Who is Mapola???

posted: 2014-04-07 13:09:29

Shame... Ke sono ka MaPierats.

But we told them so ka VV

posted: 2014-04-07 13:10:30

hahahaha woza bakaniya, if u failed to beat zebras wht mks u thnk u can touch da brazilians? i mean even da louzy black aces moered u LMAO

posted: 2014-04-07 13:10:42

Kickoff is BORED? useless article

Win or Loose "2nd Star Failure FC"
posted: 2014-04-07 13:11:21

Majoro is in rehab after car accident

Bucs4eva Phindamzala
posted: 2014-04-07 13:11:53

We have not lost a plot at Bucs. As VV said, our players are exausted to finish this season on a high. After the closing of 2013/2014 season our players will get a chance to rest and we will start the new season with fresh legs and some new faces hopefully. That's when we can start judging the technical team. For now we need to secure top 8 and give all other players a chance so that decisions can be made during to next transfer window.

posted: 2014-04-07 13:12:02

i totally disagree with this supporter... We started losing games long b4 VV started, so we cant blame it on him.

The league is already out of reach for our team, so he is using this time to test new combinations in the team & giving everyone a chance to earn their keep in Bucs squad for next season.

Our best line up : Meyiwa, Jele, Matlaba, Lekghwathi, Mahamutsa, Nhtshumayelo, Manyisa, Klaite, Masuku, Majoro, Erusmus. Subs Duada, Phungwayo, Sangweni, Bacela, Segolela, Makola, Gabuza.

The General IV
posted: 2014-04-07 13:12:06

Who 's dis? 

Mxm dat bustard also add Chief 's player ( Mapola ) on our line up. 

Win or Loose "2nd Star Failure FC"
posted: 2014-04-07 13:14:04

Nebo03  As for Chiefs name.....ppl are getting hurt without mentioning it's name

posted: 2014-04-07 13:14:57

New coach = New system

Stop panicking, the players will adapt to his ways and only then we can judge, it's still too early for that at the moment. Mentality change is a process guys, it is not an overnight pill that you swallow and wake up feeling better the next day. VV has to understand his players strength and weaknesses before he can be confident of his line up.

Bor Zidane
posted: 2014-04-07 13:15:25

Geez a die hard fan that chooses players for our coach, isn't that call interference? Also I just hope you not part of the fans that called for Rudi Krol's head when he didn't win anything for 2 season at Pirates and start praising him after we won our first treble.

The General IV
posted: 2014-04-07 13:17:40

Does dis Bustard have atleast 3 days Coaching course dat will give him de right to select the players to Our Abraham....!!

Mxm ya phapha Nthweee..!!

posted: 2014-04-07 13:20:21

Sika1  good one. wish all we can understand that. sometimes football fans are so impatient even dis so called die-hard fan of OPFC from this article he/she is impatient

posted: 2014-04-07 13:21:30

You're so irrational in reasoning,VV has just arrived now and all of a sudden you insinuate that there is back stabbing and interference,was pirates winning under rds to can say they've dropped form under vv?the same team that you assume vv should select is almost the same team that plays every weak.For heaven sake let's be good supporters who knows football,vv has arrived not long ago and the whole purpose for him to arrive now was to grant him the opportunity to work with the team now for next season,familliarise with the team,get to know and to recommend or make some changes when needed all in all in preparing for next season,but winning games as well and grinding results if needs be.but a true judgement of his work will come next season not now.I think you're being mad when you assume there might be some interference or backstabbing of some sorts in the team,please back up your opinion.

The General IV
posted: 2014-04-07 13:21:42

Who 's dis? 

Does dis Bustard have atleast 3 days coaching courses dat will make him to select players herer, worse he also add Chiefs players on our line up who 's Mapola now  

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2014-04-07 13:22:31

Is this reader even South African? The name suggests otherwise. Don't you have clubs to support where you come from.

Are you perhaps one of the foreign individuals who endorse that Nigerianians be granted the right to vote in MY country and have seats in parliament?

posted: 2014-04-07 13:24:11

@fumigator, your comment is inappropriate. Kickoff please delete this comment

bucaneer 4 lyf
posted: 2014-04-07 13:24:45

I'm with u 100% my brada VV is building 4 next season,he's giving every player a chance now so dat cum next season he knows which players 2 use n I won't blame him cz the season is over 4 us n my wish is 2 loose against Sundowns at the weekend cz if we win dis nedbank cup we gonna participate in the caf confederations cup n I wish my team 2 start afresh next season with no caf games so we can concentrate in league matches without playing catch ups,I know dat it might nt sound well 2 other Jujus bt dat was my suggestion

posted: 2014-04-07 13:25:31

Yes as much as VV find pirates losing bt the squred of his selection it doesn't help Bucs coz we will find ourselves on top 9 as much as his trying to come up wit his team he must put in consideration dat we can't be a joke we r a big brand.

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