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Should Bafana coach Joel Santana be given the boot?

This week’s Talkback question on the Mail & Guardian Online:

Should Bafana coach Joel Santana be given the boot?

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  • Red card looms for Santana
  • 5 Responses to “Should Bafana coach Joel Santana be given the boot?”

    1. RogerP #

      Not yet. As everyone knows the SA national coach only gets fired just before the World Cup, as in all previous competitions

      October 9, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    2. KingSo #

      The timing is not right, but this thing of “We still building the team” is a bit too much, i mean how many times we have to humiliated beaten before we see that it is isn’t working.

      October 12, 2009 at 9:54 am
    3. firstly, the question is very misplaced.

      we have been isolated from world of football as a country for many years. in those years we fell way behind other nations. strong footballing nations like britain which continued to play internationally has not won the world cup since before we where isolated. to not even appreciate this simple fact is a serious dent on our collective football understanding. no, i will even say that collectively, we are deadly naive in football terms.

      how else do you justify the advocacy for the dismissal of a clearly very educated coach less than a year before the world cup? how do you account for the lack of international players based at overseas and champions league playing teams, compared to the likes of ghana, ivory coast, cameroun? clearly much less developed countries than us.

      and dont start with that we are passionat about football nonsense. we are not. if we where, we would at least learn enough and by now would have appreciated the football dynamics enough to know and appreciate how far we have come and know it would take ages to get to where we want to go. so far, we have no clue.

      we look like the blond girl who pitch up at medical school to purchase a medical degree over the counter.

      very laughable.

      fire the coach, nogal…

      October 12, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    4. Much thanks for the fascinating text!!. My fiance and I have not had cable at our home for 5 months now, and we am so relived!! Thanks again! I always look forward to your new threads!! Happy Holidays!!

      December 25, 2009 at 12:05 am

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