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Beggars can't be choosers!

Started on 18 July 2012 by Kiwi
Latest Reply on 30 October 2012 by Kiwi
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Kiwi, great progress. You have written so much that I'm sometimes surprised you are still in 2014.
I am surprised myself sometimes, and it does go slowly at some points, but it's as much about the wry little observations....particularly as I can't announce any major signings of any note.

In previous threads I used to to updates with each game, and that just got a tad too labour intensive. But as long as people are still enjoying it, I am happy to keep writing.

2012-10-22 05:12#68161 akash.vidyasagar : Kiwi, great progress. You have written so much that I'm sometimes surprised you are still in 2014.
Gwangju FC in Korea are interested in signing utility Mhlongo, whom I have no intention of letting go without a fight.
Left footed striker Mseluku will leave Dynamos in the next transfer window for 110K to Carara Kicks.

With his transfer, it still leaves plenty of depth in my forwards, so am pleased with the outcome.
Interestingly, my Board are still disappointed with the transfer of aging left back Ngshingila nearly six months after the transfer.

I'd presume that they are actually disappointed I let him go on a free, more that the fact I left him go...
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11 yearsEdited
If this doesn't show I can battle with the big boys, I don't know what will. Goalfest away to Sundowns, which went down to the wire in extra time.



Point to note:

Mashego did not have a good game, and was injured just before extra time started;

Keeper Mabaso, who had not let a goal in for 230 odd mins before the game, suddenly had a brain fade and defensively, we leaked four....which is almost unheard of.

I can take heart from the fact the game didn't go to penalties, and we came back from the dead at 3-0 down to take the win 4-5, but I wouldn't be human if I didn't say I was worried there for a while.
Mashego's luck goes from bad to worse - he was concussed in the match against Sundowns and is looking at a recovery period of 7-10 days, which will rule him out of the grudge match against our former parent Kaizer Chiefs.

Given his lack of scoring prowess at the moment, he may benefit from sitting out a match.
Starting left back Radebe has commented in the media that it was my fury that inspired them to a tough 4-5 win over Sundowns, after we went to the sheds 1-0 down, and were looking dead and buried on the 60 min mark at 3-0 down.

I simply implored them to show me something else in the second half, and they responded magnificently.
The media is suggesting that we were lucky to beat Sundowns, and equally, I believe we were.

Denis Khripunkov has been an outstanding capture for us, and his two goals showed the difference between the two teams.

On the flip side, the signing of Gomis from Dynamos to Sundowns gave us room to pursue Khripunkov. Gomis had a pretty average game, missing key tackles and generally having a poor game, as his average of 6.40 reflects.

Funny how the game turns out.
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If I wanted to look at the bright side of Mashego's non scoring feats this term, it would be that we appear to have found a foil for him in Khripunkov.

Whereas last season, Mashego was far and away our most prolific scorer, these two now seem to be keeping each other honest, with Mashego (11) and Khripunkov (10)
Ajax are still showing an interest in both my left defenders Radebe and Ngobeni, Bays are interested in Ferreira, Gwangju in Mhlongo, and Supersport in Mabaso.

After the poor showing against one of the stronger teams, it may be time to let Richard Ngobese pad up in goal for a while.
The 4-5 SA KO Quarter Final between Dynamos and Sundowns set a new goal scoring record.

The previous record was a 4-2 affair between Black Leopards and Supersport United in November 2013.
My Ass Man is pleased with the progress of promising utility Mhlongo, which I am always happy to hear.

Less so, the fact that he is ready for more first team football. Mhlongo has appeared in 9 of 11 fixtures this season and has displaced Gcaba as a starting midfielder.
In another quarter final, Kaizer Chiefs are through to the semi finals of the SA KO Cup, after they struggled to put Bay Utd away and only prevailing in extra time 1-0.
Other SA KO Cup results has Ajax CT easily putting Free State Stars away 0-3, and Maritzburg United needed a penalty shootout win 5-4 against AmaZulu after they were locked one all after extra time.

Only really one clear cut winner in the four match ups, so it shows how close, or how competitive the Knock Out Competition is, although Maritzburg did have a player sent from the field in the 66 min!!

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