”Total chaos and we nearly killed about twenty motorists on the way to the game”. Stuart Baxter skriver från insidan av sitt Kaizer Chiefs. ”Some genius thinks it’s a good idea when you want to win the Championship to exchange Soccer City for a rugby Stadium 900 km away”. Läs mer i hans senaste inlägg från Sydafrika:
We have played two games since we last spoke: Bidvest Wits away in Nelspruit and home to Chippa Utd. We managed to win both games and are now four points clear at the top of the league. We have played really well at times in almost every game but our first half against Wits was awesome. Our possession was solid and quick and when we won the ball our transition to attack was lightning and often resulted in a strike on goals then as we have done many times we took the foot off the gas and allowed our opponents back into the game. We ran out 3-1 winners but we need to be more ruthless and kill games off.
Both games were played at World Cup stadiums and the Amakhosi( family/ supporters) were out in force. With vuvuzelas blowing in rhythm and all sorts of ridiculous outfits they really are amazing – when we are winning! All of the big clubs have crowdproblems if they loose, so it’s probably best to keep the boys fired up and not giving away points. That way I won’t need that bullet proof vest!!!
We have six players as it looks at the moment ( it gets more and more ) selected for the national team to play Poland and Kenya, it’s great for the lads and the club but gives me a problem recuperating them when they get back and bringing them back to earth after being worshipped for a week. I rested a couple of them when they came last time , not popular , when they looked flat and that livened everyone up, the young lads going in did well and I hope the competition will keep them all focused. That is not usually a strength down here…….being focused.
As usual we had a police escort for our games. A convoy of flashing lights and sirens roaring through Joburg is an experience on it’s own. Although the last game was not so impressive: The police sent an unmarked car and our usual bus with the Chiefs branding was being serviced. So we witnessed this lunatic orange car with lights launching itself out into intersections trying to stop the traffic and no one wanting to give way to our bus as they didn’t recognise us. Total chaos and we nearly killed about twenty motorists on the way to the game. Our lot thought it was hilarious. The coach was trying to look calm but failing miserably.
Good job we won! We play our next home game away in Port Elizabeth, am I happy, not! Some genius thinks it’s a good idea when you want to win the Championship to exchange Soccer City for a rugby Stadium 900 km away……. don’t you love logical thinking.
Goo well in beautiful Sweden.