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Your questions to Ruud Krol

Posted: 18 February 2010 Time: 15:48

KICK OFF magazine has lined up an interview with Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol for the next magazine and would like you, the reader, to send in questions to pose to him.

The Dutchman has come under pressure following Pirates dismal run of late, but has a chance to redeem himself when Bucs face Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby on Saturday.

The best question not only gets his or her name and photo in the magazine, but also wins a DStv Compact decoder and installation, courtesy of DStv.

To send in your question, CLICK HERE

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 04:25 pm
You have failed to win the league twice now, do you think you deserve another chance, and if yes what changes are you going to bring to the team third time around?
posted: 04:36 pm
How is it like to work with Floyd since there have been some speculation that he is interefering with your job
letswai nameng200
posted: 05:04 pm
Pirates style of play has been predictable with the attacks on the wings hence we struggled when closed down on the wings..we lack penetration going forward in the middle of the park...Mdluli is not effective going forward but you gave him first preference ahead of Kamwendo and Mothibantwa.Why coach?

Letswai Nameng
posted: 05:17 pm

Following a lengthy meeting today, the PSL Fixtures Committee have come up with the following plan after two Absa Premiership matches were abandoned on Wednesday night..

The match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows will CONTINUE from where it left off and will now be played on Friday, 19 February 2010, at 19h30 at Super Stadium.

“We went by the reports of the match referee and match commissioner who both said that the match was abandoned due to floodlight failure,” said PSL CEO, Kjetil Siem.

“The rules clearly state that if this is the case, the match must be continued within 48 hours of its abandonment or at the CEO’s discretion.”



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posted: 05:17 pm
I knw the article is abt Qs to Krol, but I wud like to differ a bit. I knw most of Pirates are wants Krol to go but guys lets be realistic, How many coaches hv failed(nt 2 fail as such but being unable win cups) @ Pirates? so for me this has to do with management or their recruiting department if nt the players. How many coaches does Pirates fans going to let go?
I'm a Chiefs supporter but I guess we hv to face th truth guys. u cn't hire more than 5 coaches n tell me they all hv problems, or they r failing to diliver.
posted: 05:44 pm
Mr. Krol plz tell why did you play the whole 90 minutes with 11 players when the league(2009-2010) was still fresh, without using any subs? And that happened when pirates was leading.

Which kind of players do you prefer? Ready-made stars? Or stars in the making?

What does Pirates need to play better football( scoring goals)

If Pirates should let you go which team would you like to coach at the moment?

Does South African football (diski) and the soccer standard match/compliment your tactics?
Swona Champ!
posted: 05:46 pm
Coach, do you find it easy to work, when your boss-Floyde sometimes with his son is sitting on the ground next to your bench?
posted: 11:10 pm
Do u feel that interference of club legends and management is making it difficult for coaches in the psl,notable in your case with orlando pirates legend,teboho moloi spearheadin a campaign for your dismisal?
posted: 02:50 am
WhyYou don't field Makhanya despite of good perfomance with Ama Binneplaas.
posted: 02:57 am
Do you think Pirates will win Champions league this year ?

Do you see any African team winning club worldlcup?
Why don't like to two natural strikers upfront?
Why you don,t use players that are being produced by pirates instead of buying?
Would you agree if I say your scouts are not good in picking up good players for Pirates Iam talking about people that can compete in Africa irrgardless of the conditions out there.
Swona Champ!
posted: 12:23 pm
one more question, who is buying players at Pirates? Do think that person if it's not you, knows how to strike a balance or they just buying names? Do you have an input or a say, besides saying you want two/one striker or a middle field player or a difender when players are bought? Are you given freedom to say we can but Shabangu, or we cannot buy Mashego for reason x and your wish be granted?
Swona Champ!
posted: 12:26 pm
Do you think SA teams must follow Man U mode of buying and selling players where Sir Allex buys and sell players of his choice?
Kagiso R
posted: 02:51 pm
Why do you play one of (was) the most creative player in the PSL(Teko) on the wing, and left wing for that matter? Thank you
posted: 02:56 pm
y do u look confused all da time r u mentally ok? do u think pie-rats derseve to be no 5 on da log, how hot is sonono khoza? hehehehe
posted: 04:09 pm
Lmao lmfao lol. . .mash-do u kiln me baba. .lol
posted: 04:11 pm
Who is your player of the season for Pirates??

Do you have your own development plan or structure that you can present to Pirates given a chance?

As a former defender; what is the missing link on our S.A. defenders, and can you give advises to the upcoming defenders, and S.A. caoches on how to train their players on defending??
posted: 04:15 pm
As a former player, how did you feel when a coach shouts intructions to you while he is on the bench? Does it help players to improve their play or does it make them afraid of being taken out??
posted: 04:26 pm
How do you know if you can choose a certain player for a starting line-up? For example, i believe there are players who perfom well in the gym, but come match day, they don't deliver. Other players like Teko have been performing well for the past seasons and they're international players and experienced. What do you do in that situation, do you choose maybe Teko to start based on his experience and past though maybe he has dissapointed you or the fans for the half of the season? (i'm just making an example on Teko). But the point is how do you know if that player can deliver?
posted: 04:36 pm
Coach i know that Andile Jali is doing very well in the middle of the park; but don't you think moving Teko to the left wing has declined his game? I know he played on the right wing at SSU; but the best of Teko has been seen when he took charge of the midfield. I think he likes taking charge and be a centre of attention. Looking back when he came as a sub in the Bafana game against Zambia when we were beaten 3-0; he replaced Papi Zothwane who was always on the starting line-up; and from then he was never left on the bench for Bafana; and in that match he was in the midfield and for the following matches. But ever since he was shifted from that position, his football went down. And i've noticed that when he captains a match, he does very well. How do you do for a player like that? He like being the centre of attraction? To get the best out of him, don't you think he should wear a captains armbend, and moved back to the free role in midfield???
posted: 08:59 pm
What makes u think that l.lekgwathi an m.gumbi are better players than h.jele an j.kamwendo?
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