There reasons why Ruud Krol was better than Julio Leal. Krol in his first season he promised us to fix the defence before he went to attack. Krol’s bench had only two defenders in his three years he spent in a team.
Krol banked too much on the bench unlike Leal who always have had two defenders on the bench. On Krol's era when Bucs is up with a slim lead he usually opted to bring a defensive midfielder so that the opponents would have no chance to come in the 18 area.
Leal uses the defenders deep by introducing a defender, and if Bucs are leading we are under pressure. I'M NOT SAYING THAT I REMEMBER KROL.
A WAY FORWARD ON LEAL SUCCESS:
1. He must ensures that he always have the best subs in the bench like Mark Mayambela and Sameehg Doutie.
2. It’s time to introduce his system as he promised. I'm aware that he said he will continue working where Krol left. Now it’s clear that he lapse to copy on Krol's system.
3. Bring Ndumiso Mabena in his spot (bench/stands).
ORLANDO PIRATES now is playing more boring football than before. The battle of mouth is not like actions on Leal. I WANT TO SEE A STYLE OF LEAL, OR HE MUST GO. No entertainment style on Krol, but there was result.
On Leal it's worse, no entertainment football and no result. FOR WHO WILL SAY it’s TOO early to compare the two they must remember that Krol lost a league with goal different to SuperSport United in his first season with new players in the team such as Rooi Mahamutsa, Benson Mhlongo, Thulasizwe Mbuyane, Katlego Mashego, Dikgang Mabalane and Siphelele Mthembu. Leal found 95% of the players that were in the team before.
I'm still waiting to see Orlando Pirates attacking like an artist and defending like a warrior.
By Qhoshakufanele Mkhonza