Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bollocks!

Excuse me while I slit my wrist - Berti Vogts is going to be Nigeria's manager. This is not a rumour, this is real. Vogts is the worst kind of football manager, a German one (with the exception of Klinsmann), which means boring dour football. I'd rather play beautiful football and lose, than play soporific football and win. Damn you NFA!

5 comments:

Akin said...

Errr! Nkem,

I think winning matches is quite important for a team that has consistently underachieved in International events.

For instance, in France '98, they performed well against Spain, beat Bulgaria - which I watched in Paris, were beaten by Paraguay and then lost woefully against Denmark - a strange underdevelopment I must say from the team that won the Olympic gold medal against Argentina only 2 years before.

If it were boxing, beautiful football would do, since we can win on style through points, in this case, delivering the goals might be dour and uninspiring football, but that hits the opponent's nets all the time.

If Vogts can make a team of 11 prima donna but excellent players from home and abroad, it would be a start to getting the Super Eagles soaring like eagles rather than plodding like the dodo.

Don't slit your wrists, get your rattle and get cheering for Nigeria.

mochafella said...

Not a good look. Berti is not exactly a flair coach. The players will likely respect him but I doubt they play with much passion or happiness. That said I think disorganisation at the NFA will result in the abrupt termination of his tenure. It takes a special breed to handle the madhatters that run our football.

Anonymous said...

YO

stop complainining about Nigerian Football and your girlfriend being overdressed at cultural events, and put up a post on how apparently the pupulation of Nigeri has grown 63% in 15 years, Lagos is only the second biggest city in Nigeria, and Jigawa state had a 100% increase.

Much for you to rant on about there I thinks ol boy.

alaye scoro

n9ja said...

You are joking, please tell me you are joking!

Kush said...

I'm more of the Harry Redknapp school of thought meself. Git a group of talented boys together and they will do the rest. With 20% of Africa's population (or maybe even the world black population) being of Naija heritage we have the skills in abundance to get 11 talented players on the field that any old fool should be able to coach to win a World Cup. All we need from Berti is the ability to instill some discipline in the system.