Saturday, July 03, 2010

Big day no 1


It feels like the day of a Besiktas - Fenerbahce game. Three more games and than we can celebrate the Kingdom of God with his holiness and his MESSIah.

There has been much said about the tactics and managerial style (or the lack thereof) of El D10S. Much of of it has got to do with the fact that his style is unorthodox. I am not sure if these two fine articles (link to The Guardian article, link to the Süddeutsche Zeitung article) I read today are plain contrarian or have some substance to them. Both articles underline the unorthodox human-management style of D10S, and speculate that it might be the right way to treat high class players who have already achieved a lot in their careers. Unlike European trainers, and wanna-be European trainers like Dunga, D10S gives a lot of personal freedom to the players. Carlos Tevez is allowed to stay in a single room, since he likes to walk around naked in his room. D10S replies "Free running chickens are the happiest." Both articles also highlight the technical team behind D10S. We will have to wait and see. But my dream is a Rio La Plata Derby in the final.

Finally, I hope Pele takes his soulless team and his wanna-be European coach with him to the museum where he belongs.

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