‘We just want to play good football’

Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson says they can't win the Premiership this season

Posted: 17 December 2012 Time: 09:26 am

Despite winning the Q-Innovation prize money, Cavin Johnson says the League title is “not really a reality” for Platinum Stars this season.

Stars defeated SuperSport United 1-0 in Tshwane on Saturday to win the second Q-Innovation quarter, and are now one point behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, and should be considered contenders for the League this season.

But Johnson says he just wants his team to play attractive football to grow their fan base.

“I don’t think the League title is really a reality for us because we just need to play good football and put as many bums in our seats at home as possible,” Johnson says.

“Going forward we are always trying to build, and our goal at the beginning of the season was to be somewhere in the top eight and now here we are in the top five. We are just happy because it’s coming together.

“I don’t think it’s about the Q2, it’s about us building something for the future,” he says.

Dikwena have now won eight of their last nine matches, and have only been defeated by Chippa United. They are also the only team to beat Amakhosi so far this season.

However, Johnson still demands more improvement with regards to his team’s performance, and called their game against Matsatsantsa the “worst so far” this season, despite the fact that they collected three points.

“It’s not a surprise if you look at the way we started, we lost three games at the beginning of the season. Now something is coming together, but we are still not consistent within the 90 minutes of the game and we would like to improve on that.

“Against SuperSport, I think probably it was one of the worst games we have played this season. The ball didn’t fare well for us, but we got a penalty and we defended well in the second half.

“But SuperSport should have scored goals, Sometimes you need to have luck in this game and we got a penalty and we scored, but after it we just couldn’t put our foot on the ball.

“I think there is a lot we have to go back and work on, but this is football, sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t and we won – unlucky for SuperSport.”

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 09:40 am
So glad you came to your senses and not think that you could win the League at the expense of Pirates Mr Johnson. You've gotten off that irie highness after beating a so-called "big team" from Nazoorena. Don't let the media mislead you to thinking these Chimps are anything better than pathetic and overrated. Plus, at least you don't over-elaborate like a certain fraudulent coach that's plying his trade in the PSL. You're a true gentleman with brains of sense.

The end of your "League aspirations" begins with a loss against Pirates before the Christmas break.

Up The Bucs...
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 10:12 am
Despite winning the Q-Innovation prize money, Cavin Johnson says the League title is “not really a reality” for Platinum Stars and Kaizer Chiefs this season.
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No truth can be better than this.

The real Champions are just a single tortoise from their usual spot and will go to the break sitting where they belong.
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 10:14 am
By the time people take notice of this young boi on the picture it will be already late. I have seen a special touch from him, an educated left foot. Pity he is not a Mzanzican.
Lord Vincent
posted: 10:23 am
It was Ajax then it was Swallows and not it's Platinum Stars that will fight till the end for the title and lose it. We are used to this so it's not a problem. In your heart y
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:33 am
Ziyazi lezi zilwela the 2nd spot wit d infamous gorillas

Can u imagine Ngele and Mere smiling next to the PSL cup

Evn worse tht Vampire toddler Myeni and tht Apache squirrel Gcaba kissing tht trophy?

*not a good face for our S.A. Soccer*
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 10:42 am
Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Kick Off.com)

posted: 10:33 am | Report

Ziyazi lezi zilwela the 2nd spot wit d infamous gorillas

Can u imagine Ngele and Mere smiling next to the PSL cup

Evn worse tht Vampire toddler Myeni and tht Apache squirrel Gcaba kissing tht trophy?

*not a good face for our S.A. Soccer*

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I guess a beautiful picture will be when Katsande and Yeye with a tripatite of Ngcobo, Siyasiya and Baloyi smiling with that trophy.
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:45 am
Double Treble Champ-Marapoposted: 10:42 am  |  Report
Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Kick Off.com)

posted: 10:33 am | Report

Ziyazi lezi zilwela the 2nd spot wit d infamous gorillas

Can u imagine Ngele and Mere smiling next to the PSL cup

Evn worse tht Vampire toddler Myeni and tht Apache squirrel Gcaba kissing tht trophy?

*not a good face for our S.A. Soccer*

*********
I guess a beautiful picture will be when Katsande and Yeye with a tripatite of Ngcobo, Siyasiya and Baloyi smiling with that trophy.
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GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:48 am
Double Treble Champ-Marapoposted: 10:42 am  |  Report
Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Kick Off.com)

posted: 10:33 am | Report

Ziyazi lezi zilwela the 2nd spot wit d infamous gorillas

Can u imagine Ngele and Mere smiling next to the PSL cup

Evn worse tht Vampire toddler Myeni and tht Apache squirrel Gcaba kissing tht trophy?

*not a good face for our S.A. Soccer*

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I guess a beautiful picture will be when Katsande and Yeye with a tripatite of Ngcobo, Siyasiya and Baloyi smiling with that trophy.
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The gold and black flag they will be donning will bring glamor on tht pic.
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 10:55 am
Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Kick Off.com)

hahahahahaha thanks for admitting that half your squad are real dinosours, they are still the #### sapiens.

But i don't think that stripped pyjams have glamour either. Google a "leopard tortoise" picture and tell me the difference.
Dj Lumeh (Treble Dj...)
posted: 10:56 am
Be carefull coach beating chiefs n winning Q2 doesnt finish the job by itself you have not defeated the champs n u will neva u better fight 4 top 8 since u will drop more points comes the 2nd round u will say the lucky is not on our side just like our noise neighbour
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 10:59 am
@ Feelosopher hahaha u killed me there khosi lam, so who would u say would look good smilling next to the cup and kissing it?
oats
posted: 11:00 am
Mogakolodi Tsotso Ngele!
Eric 23
posted: 11:15 am
Tsotso Ngele,wat a player huh.
Dj Lumeh (Treble Dj...)
posted: 11:19 am
@feelosopher
dont bring your sadness against pirates here wena slima ndini this article is about wits n related to chiefs sinse they were both playing
Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 11:27 am
Is Cowbalala still going overseas? Or is it Pakistan? Tl tl tl
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 12:18 pm
Double Treble Champ-Marapoposted: 10:55 am  |  Report
Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Kick Off.com)

hahahahahaha thanks for admitting that half your squad are real dinosours, they are still the #### sapiens.

But i don't think that stripped pyjams have glamour either. Google a "leopard tortoise\" picture and tell me the difference.
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"A leopard tortoise" I google it..

The result:
Esinye islwane leso a fearsome hybrid tht shud be awarded evrytym it exposes itself..*intaba kayikhonjwa*
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 12:22 pm
When they look up they still see the gloomy ones awa...........(Qedela wena)
Lebuso
posted: 12:50 pm
Zebras !!!!!!!! Where is ur love & peace? Forgotten bt it ?
Anyway thot u were running away wit the league, on 2nd thot forgot that u run aimlessly & u've lost track of where the finish line is.
Turn right then left and proceed to the hairpin bend u'll c the start of the race.
Tico MP
posted: 08:35 am
i tot bucs said it is deyas (Q2)
breeze204
posted: 01:48 pm
piRATS fans always make their opinions seem like facts and when other fans of other teams come with their opinions its rubbish to them LOL and to win the league a team doesnt need to beat piRATS and currently we are number one catch us if u can seeing that we are the only team that u are focusing on. we are still in a marathon whereas now that its 1 point difference to u its a sprint again if the points difference becomes wider it will be a marathon again
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