Sunday, 6 November 2011

A-League - only really ever had one decent foreigh coach

We've had lots of foreign coaches in the A-League - usually at inflated prices.

The Dutch duo are currently sitting bottom - the Kiwi is just ahead.

Of the ten current coaches five are foreign and only Vitaslav Lavicka and Scottish Coach Iain Ferguson are in the top half of the table - both probably have spent more money than their counterparts.

Fergie has a team that could do well - an ageing team based on grit rather than finesse. It could collapse after 12 months - sounds like Perth! But it has enougb craft to do well. Enough craft to entertain me - I doubt it, although ex-Celtic player Liam Miller plays under ex-Ger Ferguson (they are always jealous of the Celtic style) is entertaining me - sometimes.

Richard Money, Steve McMahon, Terry Butcher never gave us much did they?

Gary Van Egmond, Ange Postecoglou, Graham Arnold, Aurelio Vidmar and Ernie Merrick have made their mark. Even Miron!

Foreign Coaches - despites Lavicka's win - only Pierre Littbarski entertained me - he won, with Dwight Yorke, Steve Corica and David Carney in some style.

So one foreign coach has really delivered in our seven years - it's time Australia, it's time!

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