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Finding The Back Of The Net: A Chapter In The Story Behind Pirates’ Struggles Up Front

Pirates Forwards To Take Some Blame?

By Kyle Smith - Jul 02, 2017 03:16 PM @KyleLaduma

Orlando Pirates’ worst season in the PSL era may have many explanations. However, one of their biggest concerns will be their failure to convert chances into goals.

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Pirates found themselves in 11th place in the final standings of the 2016/17 Absa Premiership, which was their worst finish in the PSL era and their defensive record, which saw them concede the fourth most goals in the league (40) has seen the men at the back take most of the slack from fans and pundits alike. However, the men up front should also be held accountable for some of their disappointing results.

The Buccaneers’ 29 goals scored over the course of the campaign was not the most impressive return, considering that they fell short of the league average of 33.6 goals scored, but their 386 shots fell above the average of 347.1.

As a result, their conversion rate of 7% reads as the fourth worst record amongst the 16 top flight clubs, above only Baroka, Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic. And what will be another cause for concern is that Tendai Ndoro contributed to 63 of those shots (a 16.3% contribution) and, in spite of a 19% conversion rate on his behalf, without his contributions up front, the team’s figures could be even worse.

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This is surely something that coach Kjell Jonevret and club chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza, will look to find a solution for by looking to bring in players in the transfer window or incorporate into the training regime.

 

Do you think Pirates need to focus on their defence or their attack? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Ngelika Joined: 02 Jul 2017
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Ngelika Jul 03, 2017 09:53 AM
Zindaba Ezimnandi Lezi The Big Mouths Were Shut Siyabonga Rats. When Will Gabuza Appear In Court Again Cowditor?
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Khosi_Da_Man Jul 03, 2017 07:54 AM
Dis guys let Tinkler at a tym wen he was climaxing, look at him now. He's abt 2 lead yet another ambitious n patient team. Rodents aren't patient, dey always in a hurry.
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black&white_bucsforever Jul 03, 2017 07:17 AM
Our struggle started the time we let Tinkler go...but its fine now we should focus on solving problems... We need 2 central defenders 1 box to box midfielder...
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SCANDLE Jul 03, 2017 05:48 AM
THE changing of coaches was the biggest problem first, very different styles of playing with the same players thats difficult for the players, players being played out of their natural positions.
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zion gate keeper Jul 03, 2017 05:14 AM
Kkkkkk poor analysis who can u blame strikers only when a 2team luses 6 nill many times
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Tom Po KeCanon Jul 03, 2017 03:41 AM
I saw it coming when pitates failed in games which ndoro didnt score.
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Khasa2 Jul 02, 2017 09:19 PM
aaaaace! praising mediocrity. The guy hs got thunderous shot,lightning speed technical gifted skill ndibala ntoni na but he produces non of the above.
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Khasa2 Jul 02, 2017 09:09 PM
Those guys do not play with their hearts,no winning mentality
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kzorog Jul 02, 2017 07:48 PM
Worst season...worst team...ungathin nje nge pirates
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chiefs dismiss Jul 02, 2017 07:26 PM
I am a chiefs fan I say no no pirates is struggle diffence
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juju wire Jul 02, 2017 07:15 PM
Mxm just a waste of tym and to go watch these clueless clowns.
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Juju F Jul 02, 2017 06:46 PM
There was a time when we depend on Ndoro,no strikers was been thought of bt rather Ndoro allover. When he started disappointing we tried to introduce Gabuza & Nkosi whereby their where far different than Ndoro & start pointing fingers at everyone forgetting that midfield didn't supply or support the strikers at all.
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makhanda-mendu me Jul 02, 2017 06:18 PM
Mxm... Pirates it's a team just a team nothing special abt them... Even their rejected players play for other teams and fish up high than they are.. So for me the less said abt them the better...!
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torami Jul 02, 2017 06:02 PM
@nswanyo pirates start first mamponyana nomvethe pule Stanton Frederick mbesuma Gert sckalvek ndlanya majoro
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sphola38 Jul 02, 2017 05:01 PM
How can a big team like pirates calibre without an attacking midfielders how can u expect the strikers to score goals who supply them cz makola,manyisa,wome are stupid and lazy
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nswanyo Jul 02, 2017 04:41 PM
zebras always chasing pirates reject twala,malongwane now mabena
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nswanyo Jul 02, 2017 04:39 PM
jele,gcaba,phungwayo,nyauza,ga buza,wome,mhlongo release them chiefs will get free agent
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Sir A one Jul 02, 2017 04:34 PM
Defence is one part we need to look at more n the structure of the team those two are very very important in dis modern football .....
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MR.Bucs Jul 02, 2017 04:10 PM
Reshuffling in the Technical team is needed,before everything else happen.
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MR.Bucs Jul 02, 2017 04:09 PM
Reshuffling in the Technical team is needed,before everything else happen.

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