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Bucs: Pirates Have Changed

Orlando Pirates have changed since coach Eric Tinkler's tenure

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 10, 2018 02:31 PM

Orlando Pirates lock horns with SuperSport United this week as the Soweto giants aim to keep the pressure on log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, and while SuperSport may have had the advantage in the past, it’s no longer the case.

Eric Tinkler was at the helm of SuperSport when the sides played out to a goalless draw in the first round of the 2017/18 Absa Premiership, and with Tinkler having previously coached Bucs, he may have had insight into Pirates and their players. 

Read: Micho: At Pirates There’s Always A Desire To Win

It’s a different ball game this time around, with Tinkler no longer in the mix following his resignation and Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic implementing his style of play.

Ahead of Wednesday’s crucial game, the club’s Media Manager Thandi Merafe believes that Bucs are a completely different team under Sredojevic.

Tinkler was in charge of the Buccaneers between 2015 and 2016 where he won an MTN8 Cup and steered the team to the finals of the CAF Confederations Cup, and while they were successful under his watch, Merafe believes they are on a different path now.

“We are a completely different proposition to what we were under coach Eric,” said Merafe. 

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“Also people need to consider that following Eric’s departure he went to another team and we ourselves have had other coaches so we are a different team altogether. We will be playing for three points, that’s what matters,” added Merafe.  

The Sea Robbers are currently in the second spot on the PSL table and are four points behind Mamelodi Sundowns, having played the same amount of games.

This means that Milutin Sredojevic’s men will have to win Wednesday’s encounter in order to remain in touching distance of the log leaders. 


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The-Lip Apr 19, 2018 04:26 PM
@NYEKES MASHISHI stupid se pakeng tsa dirope tsa hao.
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Mrobotho Apr 10, 2018 10:07 PM
Trust me ezimnyama is going to win the title
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Sgelekeqe Apr 10, 2018 10:06 PM
Surprise them Micho, play a different formation of change the squad
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Nysthur Apr 10, 2018 05:41 PM
Yebo
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setlaboswana Apr 10, 2018 05:08 PM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani, nooooooooo...we don't need favours, Suppersport Utd are pretty much relegation candidates as things stand, they have to win against rotte or else?
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Mumm_Rubi Apr 10, 2018 05:08 PM
Win for Matsatsantsa 1-0
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Mtwesi Apr 10, 2018 04:59 PM
Mamafele bo ama ama felebo
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setlaboswana Apr 10, 2018 04:51 PM
@Bucsfever16, yes, mate!
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malindi de bucs fan Apr 10, 2018 04:45 PM
kusasa kumele siwine noma kanjani failing to do so we screwed
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scoreman99 Apr 10, 2018 04:39 PM
this season zebbies will only celebrate red freebies Toyota Tazz seats on their hurt bench
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scoreman99 Apr 10, 2018 04:33 PM
every season zebbies is playing to be seeded among top 4 teams in log standing just to avoid them come MTN Top 8,,,when I told this hobos about their average team they start swearing at me telling me how toothless my chairman is#UTB
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Bucs_10. Apr 10, 2018 04:22 PM
There's no excuse for Pirates not to wallop SSU. We are getting enough rest this days, we are fresh and we are different. We won't lose to a lethargic and lacklustre SSU man!
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chiefs is useless Apr 10, 2018 04:21 PM
All I can say is that dunus are not gonna have it easy as much as we are still building we will push till the last day
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chiefs is useless Apr 10, 2018 04:20 PM
So Fau idiots will commit suicide should pirates win the league ?kikikikiki relax monkeys we are still building no need to press panic buttons
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 10, 2018 04:04 PM
Walk over
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 10, 2018 04:03 PM
@setlaboswana you're in need of favor from Mtsts, sorry not this time around. As long as there is no more Brookie, SSU look like bread without rama magerine nor peanut butter.
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Shoes waliPhefeni Apr 10, 2018 03:51 PM
Easy win 4 Matsantsantsa aPitori Pirates idiots are busy dreaming about wining the league title khohlwani bafana iLeague eyeDowns yasePitori
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Bucsfever16 Apr 10, 2018 03:48 PM
@setlaboswana : Ajax beat Zebras neh? Yes you are correct mate.
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setlaboswana Apr 10, 2018 03:46 PM
An opportunity for Suppersport Utd to climb up the ladder.
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setlaboswana Apr 10, 2018 03:44 PM
@Bucsfever16, I think Ajax won 2015/2016 MTN8 Cup mate?

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