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As a side bar, I just want to say, hats off to Bafana Bafana for the way they played last night. I think its the best I've even seen them play. To hold off Brazil for 87 minutes and to attack the way they did was good to see. I think they did SA proud on the field and hopefully they can get back at Spain on Sunday for the earlier 2-0 defeat. I still think we missing a good striker though, someone to finish off the moves that the midfield starts.
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And an enjoyable experience as a spectator, took 3 youngsters with me just watching there faces was worth it all. The park and rides are still a bit of a hiccup but a vast improvement. Then again I have been to a couple of games in Europe where the organisation was 10 times worse than ours!
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was amazing, we actually deserved to win. They should be proud!!
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Absolutely. To me, the major benefit is that it's given them great experience, which will stand us in good stead for 2010. And maybe pulled a few of us into watching soccer more. Has anyone got 2010 tickets? My first ones didn't go through.
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Lets put it this way - *****a is worth more than the Staduim and he has another 10 mates to help. BB total annual wage bill (Excluding the Coach ) is probably a weeks of *****a salary. So yeah hats off and bring on Spain.
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I ran out when the winning goal was scored, got in a taxi and was one of the first to arrive at the parking lot. traffic was a breeze back home,... Id rather not talk about getting to the parkig lot, 1hour I moved 5km.
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Went to watch the game myself and i have to compliment bafana on their performance, it was superb. Tactically they had brazil cut out and it could have reli gone either way. Have to agree with u on the point that we lack a bit of fire power up front. We kept getting the possesion upfront, unfortunately Parker was left alone crowded by 3 defenders in the box. Being a small man didn't really help his case.. otherwise all in all hats off, good performance and definately gained the nations respect :)
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Bravo to Bafana!!!
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As an ardent soccer fan, but not local soccer, I am eating my words today, Bafana were totally committed last night and on that performance I am now a bafana fan, well done boys now go and beat Spain on the weekend.
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Good strategy keeping some extra in defence though. Those Brazilians are seriously dangerous! After their goal they had a few very close ones.
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F*ck Santana and Mokoena, after all Walter Mokoena was right about them. Why did he delay the substitution, f*ck Modise as well he cost the team as well. Big ups to Booth, Tshabalala, Masilela, Gaxa, and Khune. Santana must go period. The performance was good, and big ups to that but we all know that for one to win a game the must be goals that must be scored, so if we can't score, we might as well kiss the world cup goodbye. Once again f*ck Santana, Mokoena and Modise
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I think that I will start watching soccer and releaf from being a bookworm. Go Bafana Bafana!
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Mbuzi, watch the language, might get banned!
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Bafana had a fantastic match, one of the best performances I have witnessed in years. The problem is we lack a quality finisher. Hope Benni has had serious introspection and recommits to the cause, the country definetely needs him.
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I agree that we need a good striker but I don't think Bennie is the man for the job. He's got a huge ego problem, lacks discipline when it comes to his country and he thinks he's greater than the rest of the team. What ever happened to guys like Nomvete and Zuma. They were much better than the guys we got now.
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Zuma has done well for himself. He is president now! lol
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I do not know too much about soccer, but how do you guys work??? Bafana lose agains Spain who is like a multi time world championship team with some of the best players in the world. We, who are almost nobody when it comes to international soccer, lose against them after putting up a very good game, and the first thing they say, is fire the coach! Now we lose again after a very good game against 5x world champions and the coach must go. He is the man that brought our team to a pont where they actually have a chance at winning these brilliant teams we are facing! Whoo would have thought we can go up against a team like spain and even think about winning?!? My hat off to him for what he has done in the sicumstances of language and cultural differences. Once again only my opinion.
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Yup, it was great to be there! The flag waving drive to park, the walk to the ground, the joyful multihued fans-of-fans (ie those not having tickets) in Yeoville, the buzz in the ground, the vuvu's din (quite lekker in the stadium), the play of both teams, the mellow vibe afterwards - all round proud to be a South African!
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We do have strikers and actually too many of them, no need to look further than the unions, doctors, bus drivers etc.
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It was part of SA's match strategy to keep the defence crowded and leave the striker up alone. It was the best way to approach a game against brazil and If we changed the tactical system and played with more guys upfront brazil could easily have won this game 3-0 like they did against the other nations. Against a team like brazil who are known for their pace and aggressiveness up front, SA definately employed the right tactics . If 1 or 2 of the opportunities that we had were actually converted SA would have won this game. I don't see why people still critisize coach joel santana.. since taking over he has done a wonderful job. Correct me if im wrong, but before he started coaching SA we were about 10 games without a win? Comeon.. stop critisizing.. we are improving slowly and we earned a very respectful result last night.
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