The USA Coach Bradley is so far my Coach of the Tournament. He managed to keep his team in the World Cup when the highly rated English led the first game by a Steven Gerrard goal, well thanks to Robert Green.
This guy has a son he keeps on the bench and is not afraid to throw the youngster in. His team was down to Slovenia in Coca Cola Park 0-2 at half time. The Americans came back to draw the game 2-2. According to many, they won that game as the referee denied a clear goal for reasons known to himself.
Bob Bradley had the guts to take off his trusted solid central defender for an attacker when his team was sinking. It paid dividends as US scored an equaliser and a winner that never was. From me 5/5.
The Italian English Fabio Capello left Theo Walcott to the World Cup. He started off with Robert Green ahead of the formidable David James. Against Algeria, despite being bespectacled, he could not even see or recognise his team. That explains why he replaced Lennon by Shaun Wright-Phillips, and then sent in Peter Crouch for Barry. Lennon and Wright-Phillips are supposed to be in together and longer with Crouch. They will run at defenders on each wing and deliver crosses for the gangling Crouch to head. That’s 5/5 for clowning.
Carlos Alberto Parreira is a Bafana Bafana Coach from Brazil. He got that job, dumped Bafana, came back and took Bafana to warm Brazil for ‘acclimatisation’ before he headed to the summer holiday in Europe knowing June and July is winter in Africa. He abandoned Benni McCarthy and left the experienced anchor man in South Africa in Macbeth Sibaya on the bench.
Parreira got lost at Soccer City against Mexico and did not turn up at all in Loftus Versveld. He clowned playing too defensively with offensive sissies. The coach decided to give Uruguay 3 goals, 3 points and get Khune red carded. That’s ugly and no report card at all!