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Orlando Pirates fans want Kosta Papic

Posted: 6 December 2010 Time: 12:47

Orlando Pirates supporters are calling for the return of former coach Kosta Papic and it is understood that an urgent meeting is scheduled for later today. 

The Ghost left Soccer City on Saturday with their tails between their legs after being beaten 3-0 by Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout Final.   Bucs' loss to Amakhosi for a second time has not gone down well with supporters who have demanded that chairman Irvin Khoza reconsider the future of head coach Ruud Krol.   While some Pirates supporters believe that Papic could be their messiah, others believe that assistant coach Craig Rosslee must now take over the coaching reigns at the club.   Speaking to, Bucs number 1 supporter Mzion Mofokeng says Khoza must give Krol his ticket back to Holland.   _quote "It cannot happen that a coach like Krol be given such quality players such as we have at Pirates and fail to deliver. I respect the good job that Khoza has done for this club and I will be happy if he releases Krol now as he has dented the club's image by losing to the same team twice in succession.   "I won't go as far as to choose the coach that I want for Pirates but I think we need a person who knows and understands the culture of Pirates.   "I believe a former player like Brandon Silent can make a huge impact at the club working with Craig Rosslee as head coach."   Another staunch Bucs supporter Bheki Nkomo who was close to tears when his club lost to Chiefs on Saturday, says Rosslee or Papic are the only people that can help the club restore its dented status.   "Papic had great success at Orlando Pirates but was unlucky with results. Even when we lost, we used to go home satisfied with the team's performance. If not Papic, maybe this may be a good time for Rosslee to take over as head coach," he says.   We want your input so GO VOTE on the latest poll. 

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Don Papapi
posted: 12:57 pm
I am not in a position to comment.

Black and Gold
Don Papapi
posted: 12:59 pm
I am not in a position to comment.

Black and Gold
posted: 01:00 pm
We may want Krol out but to say we want Papic would be a lie. After getting Klobbered on Saturday, I didnt hear any of my fellow mourners say anything about Papic. Dont attribute comments of a handful to all of us. Papic's players always say Moma Medic was the real coach, so why would we be crying for him?
Mesh - K 4 L
posted: 01:03 pm
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!

Black and Gold -

tsipa tse ntsu tsipa!!!!!!!!!!Ichuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 01:04 pm
Krol hs dgrded Pirates dwn 2 a nwly promoted team frm mvela. We gv us smthng by wnng e Mtn8 bt smtyms yr choice players rises a lot o controvesy on wat transpiring behnd e Pirates scenes...Papic z e messiah, lft up yr head Iron Duke....
posted: 01:04 pm
ya i think is time 4 krol 2 take his bag nd go to holland. I think kosta papic is a right man who can take pirates.
posted: 01:06 pm
All things bright & beatiful, the lord God made them all.Shapa Khosi Shapa.I c things are falling apart now @ Ghost/Sonono FC. Does it really hurt that bad babe? When Mashego scored that fluke solitary goal,Karolo/Kangaroo was the master of tactics. When we come three times inside their holes (sorry i mean Poles),then Karolo must go. But Ncobo how could u? Now Karolo's jobless & his family's gonna starv. Now this is the defination of bad loosers really.
posted: 01:07 pm
I wish to see coach Krol's report of the match TKO final, it will be interesting to see it considering that he is already pointing fingurs in the opposite direction. A change in the technical team would be most wellcome. Krol does not understand his players therefore he cannot utilize them correctly. So please Mr chairman just release him, the sooner the better. Craig Rossely will deliver, he is young and does not buy iskelm, totsiens bye bye Krol
posted: 01:07 pm
It's time for Krol to go,,he is stubborn and he fails us.Am not a fan of Papic though and I would like Khoza to consider mushin Ertugral.Second point,the difference btn uc and Chips is that their Chairman Motaung is always at the stadium and the boys get motivated..I do not remember seeing Khoza in the stands unless if the cameras do not capture but then why do they capture Motaung, motsepe and others. Am glad that he bought quality players but he must still come support the boys...
posted: 01:12 pm
a coach won u a cup after so many years and this is how u thank him?
pierates is bigger than rosslee,
bonderenko can do the job,

posted: 01:14 pm
Hai to support this team is painful 6 goals in 2 game.I for 1 dnt thnk krol is the problem changing coachs wnt solve a thg they sud simple get rid of certain player and people within the club,I hpe my beloved downs is learning 4rm pirates i fear we myt follow the same suit.
posted: 01:15 pm
When Karolo is gone, Then Juju's next & Makhaya will come back from the Stands.Happy People(1),Happy People(2), Happy People(3).3-0.
Six rounds in 180 minutes, i'm sure the damage is irreparable.
posted: 01:19 pm
Anybody and everybody who does not understand soccer please nobody owes Krol anything, the fact that he won us a trophy is immaterial, the players did this on their own for the team and supporters. Pirates is not Maritzburg united nor Amazulu where losing without dignity is not considered a crime. We the fans and supporters have been calling for his removal even before he won the MTN 8 his resignation is long overdue or else he should be fired as he is not comptent enough to lead the team into the next level which is winning the champions league.
Van Basten
posted: 01:21 pm
What I know is that if they let him leave,they'll go for a foreign coach and it will be back to square one whereby good skillful players get overlooked and they leave and shine elsewhere and bring more foreign players who will take time to adapt and the chain goes on and on.

And all of this is caused by lack of philosophy. You go for any coach and players on the market who do not fit into a system if there's any.
Has anyone took note of how Wits and Ajax sign players?
posted: 01:25 pm
To be successful @ bucs as a coach, you only need to beat chiefs. You don't have to win anything, as long as you don't lose to chiefs. A month ago Krol was a hero after winning the mtn 8 but now that he lost to chiefs he is a big ZERO.
posted: 01:26 pm
Ruud Krol must go now!!!
posted: 01:28 pm
i agree with many that Roslee be give the position and asisted by one former pirates player who anderstands the culture of pirates
posted: 01:28 pm
Enough is enough!!!
Gucci Man
posted: 01:29 pm
I stand to be corrected bafwethu , from a physiological point of view / in terms of motivation I still think Dr Khoza is always too busy to go to the stadium and watch his team plays. I know how it’s like to have friends, families coming to watch you whether on stage, theatre OR on the field of play . It boost your confidence and like I’ve said earlier on I stand to be corrected but I think Pirates lack that kind of support from their leader.

I believe it’s not only about signing Big cheques to acquire the service of good players for the team to show your love but also bonding with them, spend time with them let them get a chance to sit on a table with their leader and have lunch, team buildings etc but Dr Khoza is always busy. Just loosen up Dr K and motivate your team. It’s like supporting your kids 100% financially but the kids still they don’t really know you.

There’s lot of players that were signed in team team and still haven’t met Dr Khoza up until now. They’ll only get a chance to see you only when it’s OP awards / end of the season.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.

Having you leader at the grand stands watching the match will always makes a different

Don Archie
posted: 01:31 pm
its about time, Krol is useless useless useless.

I hate this guy(Krol) with Passion, I dont care who come and coach it can be Jomo Sono or Sonono as long as Krol is not coach anymore.

Unfortunately the only coach that i think can win us the league is not on the market and thats Gordon Igesund.
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