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Tinkler: Fans Put Too Much Pressure On Players

Following Saturday’s goalless draw in the Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, Bucs care-taker coach, Eric Tinkler stated the expectations supporters have ahead and during the derby contribute to the players’ performance during the big game.

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Tinkler noted that players have a hard time dealing with the intensity of the Soweto Derby and that the supporters’ expectations and reaction during the fixture adds to the tension which result in players being afraid to express themselves.

“The derby is a hard enough match to play in, and often at times fans put too much pressure on players,” stated Tinkler.

“Players find it difficult to express themselves because no one wants to make mistakes, that’s why derbies are never exciting to watch.”

“I understand the passion of our supporters; however it’s never the right step to boo a player and pressurise the coach into making a substitution,” added the Pirates mentor.

“If supporters can be a little more understanding and allow players to express themselves we could see exciting derbies,” he concluded.

The derby was Tinkler’s third draw since being appointed care-taker coach of the Buccaneers back in December 2014.

Pirates next play Chippa at the Orlando Stadium on March 10. 

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