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Moroka Swallows must beat Bidvest Wits

Posted: 14 January 2011 Time: 13:53

Moroka Swallows face the ignominious prospect of setting a new, but unwanted Premier Soccer League record, if they fail to beat Bidvest Wits away at Milpark in Johannesburg on Saturday. 

Failure to emerge with their first victory of the season will mean Swallows will establish the record for the longest run without a win from the start of a new league season in the PSL era.   An injury time equalizer from Free State Stars at Dobsonville last Saturday meant that Swallows watched the record of 13 games set by Hellenic in 2003, when they took almost half the season before registering their first victory.   Swallows, who have brought Gordon Igesund on board to try and turn around their fortunes, are still awaiting their first league win, having gone 13 matches without success, drawing five and losing eight.   Seven years ago, Hellenic managed just two points in their first 13 games of the season before they finally managed a win.   Clemens Westerhof was the coach at the start of that horror season but it came as no surprise after he was fired for collecting one draw in seven games.   It was much the same pattern with Swallows' German coach Rainer Zobel, who quit after nine games.   Hellenic also had a horror start in the 2001/02 season with just four points in their first 10 games, all from draws. Their first win came in their 13th game of the season.   The season before that in 2000/2001, African Wanderers won one game and drew one of their first 10 and went through two coaches, Fred Njiyela and Walter Rautmann, during that period, later going on to be relegated.   In 1996/97, Bloemfontein Celtic had only managed four points from their first nine games before registering a win.   In 1999, Umtata Bush Bucks lost their first six games of the season. 

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

Gucci Man
posted: 02:08 pm
Swallows should go and apologise to that coach (Leal) was fired with no reason and they didn't pay him his full salary .

That's why they're struggling like this and they're heading straight to relagation, noma kanjani
Gucci Man
posted: 02:33 pm
Andile , you’re the most annoying cockroach on this forum with that pathetic and lousy information from your Daggakraal website.
I can see that you’re trying get our attention by all means . Unfortunately you’re not that smart in terms of football knowledge , and to be engaging with bloggers like it’s just a waste of oxygen .

Toilepaper is the right forum for you my outie ,
Good luck
posted: 02:46 pm

Do u hav a problem with Chiefs being a BIG club? Even ppl from outside SA know Chiefs is the best in the land & beyond. Success is what drives my motivation that Chiefs is a big club in Africa.

What u just pasted here is clubs that win PATHETIC African Champions League then become broke. LOL!!!
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 02:50 pm
Kickoff sucks,u guys wait 4 sum1 to highlight sumtin n u then write a story from that.Wat u r sayin now was actually mentioned by Mark Gleeson on SS4 wit u guys jus went 2 veryfy if the stats r corect n then jus report on it.Fact is u ddnt know till yestaday,correct me if i m rong guys
Gucci Man
posted: 02:55 pm
Mriyo: 2011-01-14 14:50

I 100% agree with you my outie, I was watching Marawa's show last night and Mark G was one of the guess on his show including Thato Moeng, Sundowns player loaned to Swallows and that Bollyhood guy(dancer)and I heard him saying that statement.

Sometimes KO might think we're against them but the truth is we just want them to up their standard a little bit.
posted: 02:58 pm
Andile a real moron in the true meaning of the word.
U qualify to be a stupid legend. The topic is about Swallows but guess what, u just cannot stop talking about the most succesfull team in your country. I think 3X3 FC must destroy ur membership & let you go to Naturena. That defeat really mesmerised u, u cannot even think straight. Sis man, o ya bora. Ag shame arm skepsel.
posted: 02:59 pm
Andile are you nuts what i u talking about ....Is this a joke or are you high !!!..
posted: 03:04 pm
@Mriyo, I don't see anything wrong with what they did, considering that most people still don't have access to Supersport, and as for SABC, you know they would better show Generations than telling us about those soccer news. The only problem is is they don't quote because it comes as their info. That is piracy, if I am not wrong.
@Andile, I think it would be very nice sometime to state your facts and put the URl here so we can go and verify what you are saying. unlike copying and pasting something big as the one you pasted here. FYI, i don't really consider websites like the one you referred us to, because it doesn't even state when it was last updated. When it comes to the biggest team in either is SA or in Africa, we'll have to check the criteria that you are using then, i can start arguing with you.

As for Swallows I just wish them the best, I think they played very well last weekend, just that luck wasn't on their side. it would be very bad to see a big club like them, with such a history being relegated.

Good luck to Kaizer Chiefs.
posted: 03:10 pm
Andile ke mae hela just let him be.......khi khi khi!!!!!!
Super Green
posted: 03:11 pm
Also I don't see the problem as Gleeson does lots of stuff for KO as he owns Mzansi Football who have stories on this site
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 03:32 pm
Gucci Man: 2011-01-14 14:55

i here u bro n u realy telling them like it is,cum on kicoff stop loffing n digg for stories
King Don
posted: 03:35 pm
Chiefs' people have a problem, you always discuss things that are not relevent to the main topic and you all think Chiefs is the better run club in Africa, yet they can't win the league. Sis man...NXahh!
posted: 03:58 pm
Wena king don Andile started this whole shit not chiefs fans..
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