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Matthew Pattison takes a dig at Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe

Posted: 12 March 2012 Time: 07:36

Discarded midfielder Matty Pattison has a dig at Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe, saying changing coaches every season is the reason the club has not been able to take its quality squad to championship success.

The hard-working midfielder, who has been loaned out to Santos, said last week he was disappointed that he had not made any starts in the first half of the season under new coach Johan Neeskens.

“As far as I’m concerned Hristo Stoitchkov should still be in charge, but if you change coaches every season then you are not going to have success.

“My first two years at the club I thought I did well but the new coach came with his own ideas. I have nothing against coach Neeskens, some times in football you’ve got to take it on the chin,” said Pattison, who played in England at Newcastle United and Norwich City.

Stoichkov was Sundowns coach in Pattison’s first season, using him first as a winger and then in central midfield.

But the Bulgarian was replaced at the start of the 2010/11 campaign by his assistant Antonio Lopez, who in turn was fired after eight month. Ian Gorowa finished the last campaign as Sundowns coach before Neeskens took over in July.

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:47 am
what Pattison is revealing here is nothing but the truth...He gave all his best during all his games and the changing of coaches largely cost him and we as
posted: 07:51 am
this guy has a point,just like man city i don see sundowns winning anything ths season,i can't wait for tomoro 1930.this overated team has started choking because the champs are here
posted: 08:02 am
My Blood is yellow. Matty next time you must learn to adjust to each and every coach style if you rate yourself as a unprofessional footballer. Don't involve yourself in procurement and sourcing of coaches, just adjust boy. The coach you couldn't fit in, is on top of the log now in his very first season. Judge for yourself.
kwela-kwela madondo
posted: 08:03 am
you are bitter patty, just becoz you are in half salary does not guarantee you to talk kak....coaches have their own style of didnt fit in neeskens style of play....teams fire coaches left and right...its not only Sundowns....VV wil be out of chiefs camp come june...even Leal's day are numbered!
posted: 08:05 am
wht patisn cy dwns faithful knws it n hope that neeskens wl b incharge 4 lng tym bt 4 habas he has 2go couse he was defensive he use 2 play with mkhwanazi nyandoro n patison n hv 1 striker i dnt thnk u cn compare sundowns 2 man city rather compare sundowns 2 sundowns
posted: 08:35 am
mr editor where did Pattison mention motsepe's name in that interview. Sundowns is a team and Motsepe doesnt just make decisions without discussing it with his management team so lets not create a bad vibe between Pattison and Motsepe which is not there....
posted: 08:36 am
This chap is still angry.He thaught coming from England will guarantee automatic 1st eleven.This is not Chips were every Zimbwabean is guaranteed first eleven.Nx!
posted: 08:41 am

They change them like their underwears Matti i wonder who 's dat bcos surely it 's not Motsepe but i suspect Trot, i heard dat old buildings in chlorokop are demolished as Ekurhuleni want to establish a township, the only available land in Pretoria it's inside weskoppies Hosp good place to stay with world class facilities & training equipments including dat they will be spectators each an every training
posted: 08:59 am
Nebo: 2012-03-12 08:41
clorkop is in Midrand not Pretoria

posted: 09:00 am
I also agree that Pattison is talking about Sundowns and not Motsepe - Mr Editor you quoting him out of context - Antonio Lopez's firing was because of the fans revolting - Its not fair to blame Motsepe.

Wena Pattison why say such staff about Downs - have you accepted that you will no longer make it to the WANTED team?, You only in Cape Town on Loan mos.
posted: 09:05 am
look Pattison
Thanks 4 ur input

we gave the platform to improve urself and nearly got a national Call up. U r never even impressed Pitso

so Nigga Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Yellow 4ever and Beyond
posted: 09:11 am
matthew u are a good player bt unfortunately the coach ddnt field u because u ddnt adjust to hs play..
yellow forever and beyond
CAF Rule 14.1
posted: 09:24 am
Mr Editor

we want this story: "Players vs coach - Bad blood stains Amakhosi's game" from SundayWorld
posted: 09:41 am
I like the boy but I feel he's still bitter about Sundowns.

Some things you will have control of them some you won't & if we were always having our way then we could all be rich.
posted: 09:50 am
Mid Feb, soccer laduma newspaper had this story. Yes he did well and he was not willing to fight for his place.
posted: 10:05 am
Sundowns is the same lyk chealse
posted: 10:08 am
Listen to this guy, you knw in football luck works sometimes. This guy was just luck to be signed by Sundowns let alone starting. If Pattison was a gud player y didnt Leeds signed him even after scoring 2 goals on his trials, y is he not called to our National team? Y big teams were not interested adter it was made clear that he is not in Sundowns Coach's plans? Who does he think he can replace at Sundowns? I said it b4 that Neeskens can easily spot between a cow and a gud player n this guy is a cow period. I did nt care whether the media were singing high praise for him coz i always knew that this guy is not a gud player, ppl were misled by the media. Not Pitso and I though. He must just keep quiet the fact that he was a regular under previous coaches means nothing to me.
posted: 10:20 am
Patttison played well but was not prepared to knuckled down and fight for his place when the chips were down. Blaming Motsepe for chopping and changing coaches is not the truth and he knows it. Hristo resigned on national radio, Lopez was fired by us, supporters. Unfortunately at Sundowns winning is not everything, winning in style is.
champ nespray is a movie star look-alike coach
posted: 10:33 am
ur rite matty, sun-dunu hve turned into a coach repair biznez. unfotunately u are a hardworker n sun-dunu needs de kind of playas dat lastz only de first half

most downz playas hve part-time building n construction jobs, abo malambane

posted: 10:41 am
Well said Ntokozo we Dawana......

Bullcrap Goofedfada we sdididi......
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