Coach Weiss indeed improved somewhat, if you have been following the national team from the start. It is called on the job training. But the beginning was unconscionable(we took a step back from the McMenemy era) and progress was slow and marked by some drastic dips in form culminating in the SEA games debacle. If Dooley was in charge back then, we would be above 100 in the FIFA rankings by now.
Caz, I agree about the Postcript title. If no one objects, maybe you should just go ahead and use that.
Fair Play: Tiki-taka vs. tira pataka (This is my Fair Play column for Sun.Star Cebu's March 8 issue) I KNOW it’s bad form to talk about former national team coach Michael Weiss, but you just can’t help draw comparisons after seeing the first two games of the national team under coach Thomas Dooley.
Coach Weiss, whose time with the team saw the Philippines attain its highest ranking, once said that “I don’t think if you’d get Arsene Wenger he could have done better. You talk about tiki-taka..tiki-taka...but I have to work with what I have.”
Criticisms about how the team played under Weiss were always there, but it seemed to have been swept under because we were chalking up all those wins.
I know one critic, who as early as the 2011 World Cup qualifiers, was already pointing the same points and questions about the team critics had last year. Curiously, he said he’d just shut up as long as we were winning. And when the coaching change happened, boy, did he rant a long “I-told-you-so!” post on social media.
Tiki-taka, the short game, which the former coach said wasn’t the best option for us, hence the reliance on the long ball.
Tiki-taka, the Philippine version, in full display against Azerbaijan.
Composed buildup from the back-four, not that let’s-hope-the-strikers-are-quick-enough-to-get-this-long ball.
For young kids who get taught by their age group coaches to play the passing game and see the national team resort to things their coaches tell them not too, it’s a welcome change.
Tiki-taka, not tira pataka. What a wonderful change.
Yes we lost, but the team played so beautifully that sometimes, I had to remind myself that we were playing a European side ranked No. 93.
“The reason I wanted to come here was that I saw they didn’t play soccer,” adds Dooley. “They played a kick-and-rush style game, I want to play differently. With these players we can play a better style, they’re all good.
“We want a team that can play nicely, that people can get behind."
Post by slayermoonlight on Mar 17, 2014 15:23:25 GMT 8
Is there any link of the Azkal-Azerbaijan replay available? I wanna watch how our team fared against Azerbaijan before comparing it to how the Azkals playerd during Weiss' tenure.
We fielded new players like Deyto and Rota yet they were still able to held tight with Azerbaijan. Not like during the Kuwait matches when they can easily score 2 or 3 goals on them. And Azerbaijan is way better than Kuwait. So there is something that Dooley and the Azkals has done right, especially in Defense (we always had nerve-cracking, chest-thumping defense in Weiss' time hehehe).
papajamba: listening now to simone rota - across the line podcast
Sept 16, 2019 23:48:32 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: As long as Ricky Yanson is professional to Ceres FC and extends support to the Azkals in general (Ceres Azkals in particular) during home games, he can be PFF president in my book. Much better will be reconciling with Leo, though that idea is Farfetch'd.
Sept 21, 2019 23:07:36 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Kaya fans wishing that Ricky Yanson wins the PFF presidency is akin to GMA fans wishing that Congress and President Duterte will not renew ABS-CBN's franchise.
Oct 24, 2019 21:10:39 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: We will wait for the basketball and volleyball ASEAN teams and then we compare their reception to that given to the football delegations, where ALL ASEAN nations participate. Now there will be foreign scrutiny in every move of PHISGOC.
Nov 24, 2019 23:20:26 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: DDS trolls underestimated the SEA football community. Having no prior exposure to football culture, they dismiss any and all so-called sabotages as destabilization plots, to the point that they do not support the teams, especially the women.
Nov 27, 2019 15:25:36 GMT 8
Passerby: That's awkwardly worded.
Mar 6, 2020 21:09:41 GMT 8
Jun 3, 2020 11:29:52 GMT 8
nil: anyone have any ADT FC's contact?
Jun 3, 2020 11:30:08 GMT 8
Caz: Hey everyone! I hope you're all healthy and well! Philippine football is just about to pick itself up from these quarantine days so I'm looking forward to getting this forum up and running again!
Sept 27, 2020 0:39:31 GMT 8