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“Pirates Should Learn From Big Clubs In Europe” – Reader’s Voice

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Since all fans were served with poor performance from Pirates this past season, maybe they should take a lesson or two from clubs like Real Madrid.  

Orlando Pirates is arguably one of the biggest clubs in Africa. It was sad to see them struggle this past season. Big clubs only buy players who are good enough to put in the first eleven and guaranteed to perform. 

Mamelodi Sundowns learnt their lesson and they have been focused on good signings for the past two seasons already and results are clear for every everyone to see. 

Pirates must either buy fully developed players to play regularly or promote from their development structures. They need to buy quality not quantity. Last season more defenders were bought than any other department, but results were not fruitful.  

Having a big squad does not guarantee results but buying quality can impact the performance of the team. Having 23 quality players is better than having 40 players who never get time to adapt for different reasons. 

I suggest a balanced squad with not less than two left footed players on the pitch at all times. Orlando Pirates should buy quality, not quantity. 

 

*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.



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x-kkea Joined: 26 Jul 2017
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x-kkea Jul 26, 2017 09:29 AM
Well Said- Quality is better than quantity
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solly mokubela Joined: 17 Aug 2015
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solly mokubela Jul 24, 2017 07:38 AM
welcome back to pirates chabalala
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Foster Sithole Jul 23, 2017 08:35 AM
we still need two defenders everything will be ok
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Coach T Joined: 15 Feb 2017
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Coach T Jul 23, 2017 08:33 AM
@slivo ledimo well said.. It's high time coaches are used as scape goats for people who don't want to do the right thing. Signing players & putting the first eleven for the coaches is not professional at all
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Coach T Jul 23, 2017 08:29 AM
@slivo ledimo well said
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lucasto Joined: 25 Jun 2011
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lucasto Jul 22, 2017 03:54 AM
As for floyd mbhele its a shame this guy is killing our joy he needs t o put in a resignation ASAP
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lucasto Jul 22, 2017 03:52 AM
Guys as Pirates supporters we know that our comments are not taken serious they just tell players to ignore them but over and above that we will comment and make sure we are heard Manyisa,Makola and Issa Saar must leave
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smo Jul 22, 2017 01:05 AM
Bucs needs good coach
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slivo ledimo Joined: 11 Sep 2016
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slivo ledimo Jul 21, 2017 04:19 PM
Mr Khoza youre mi idol.mi favourate Chairman.but can i openly say.you are da 1 to blame for this mess pirates its in. 1.floyd nd screamer 2.kjell.tinler nd Roger 3.sabotage of muhsin by players 4.you signed 60 players while coach asked for 24-26 5.failer to discipline players 6.lack of been hands on pirates running 7.bad signings 8.resently signing free agent 9.releasing of Teboho moloi nd leave fernandez nd carnel 10.failer to listern to supporters.those are wat caused Bucs faithful pain
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Happy 2017 Jul 21, 2017 02:01 PM
No Coach at pirates
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NTSET Jul 21, 2017 01:15 PM
pirates have 7 goal keepers, 8 strikers, 10 holding midfielders ,24 defender and lots of useless wingers
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nhlaks tsh Jul 20, 2017 10:41 PM
Matlaba needs to stay. I dont know why the coach plays him rightback as he is comfortable on the left. Mobara is not a centreback as he is too short. Sarr should go. The problem is simples, get 2 Central defenders (Tyson & Coetzee), add Mlambo, Mahachi, Rusike, J Shongwe, S Ntshangase, Motshwari, Malatjila. Mbekile and get Shakes Mashaba or ODG to coach then Pirates will be happy People again
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CCL CHAMPS+SUPER CUP Jul 20, 2017 08:32 PM
They now have 60 players
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slivo ledimo Jul 20, 2017 08:05 PM
@ makarina.wat you wrote its good advise.but for me Bucs its all most as big as Man united.Real madrid nor Bacselona.cos evrything from staff to director.or players its their.our only mistake was for Dr khoza to trust floyd nd crew to stir our ship to its final destination.that was a hell of a mistake.you cant trust floyd.as for players.Nothing is wrong.i can attest to that.reason being.any player is as good as hes coach morning tea.eg.Katsande was deemed surplus at Ajax school of football.bt Baxter trust nd management made him to be wat we see today.list is Endless.Bucs Need not just a coach.a mantor.a father figure.a master tactician.a role model.a developer.Not just anyone
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Makarina Jul 20, 2017 07:56 PM
The black jersey is extremely heavy and requires an extremely strong character therefore the club should take these new players of interest through a very strict process of character assessment before they get to sign their contracts. I think that would be a very great idea in reducing unfitting signings at the club.
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Makarina Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Makarina Jul 20, 2017 07:42 PM
Maybe copying 'big' European clubs will worsen the situation. How about the club smells their armpits, identify faults at every department from management to players and come up with their own creative strategy to dissolve whatever problems they might have in their own unique way? I think it would work better that way.
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DAVE_MADVD Jul 20, 2017 02:43 PM
Maybe
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thabo mowa Joined: 24 Oct 2016
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thabo mowa Jul 20, 2017 12:41 PM
buy quality yes but promote from MDC squad why do we have this reserve team if we do not utilise. before they were promoting without even good competition like. MDC they play every week so what is problem. Promote this young players they will be stars in two years time like what was with Leremi,Mkhanya,Vilakazi,Mananh ze,Mokoena,Meyiwa list is long . this nowadays we see promote and loan
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lerato mtholo Jul 20, 2017 11:53 AM
Orlando Pyjamas are goin no where
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GULUVA_waBucs Jul 20, 2017 08:50 AM
And release makola and Jele

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