Monthly Archives: June 2014

HOW NOT TO BECOME A JOSE MOURINHO AT WORK…..


Hey guys,

I got a piece I would like to share with you from Ofilispeaks. A writer I admire so much, this is sequel to the how not to be a David moyes at work and not that I would like to disown my coach or my club, but the lies from Ofili speaks a lot on reality and how to relate these to your personal life,

Enjoy…….

#1 Recruit From Within Your Organization First Before Recruiting Outside
One of the thing that baffles me about Managers is this addiction to recruit talent from outside when they already have talent in their very own company. And they do so at a much higher price, ignoring the talent within their organization … dismissing them as being too young, too inexperienced and not worthy of that big pay raise. It’s as if there is this magical and might I add false belief that outside organization hiring is better, that why you see time and time again that the people that earn the most are normally the ones that have changed jobs the most. But let’s ignore the money aspect for a second and look at the performance aspect.

According to the independent.ie, on January 29, 2014, Chelsea had 39 goal attempts against West Ham out of that they scored a whooping zero times. This was the most goal attempts by any Premier League club in the last 10 years without scoring! But this is nothing new, Mourinho anticipated that Chelsea needed strikers at the start of the season, but what he did to address this was bizarre and confusing.

He loaned out a proven striker by the name of Romelu Lukaku to Everton despite the fact that he had scored 17 times last season. To replace Lukaku, Mourinho went all the way to Russia to bring in Samuel Eto, who was playing in the less competitive Russian league. But that was just a fragment of the bigger picture …. the number of goals Chelsea players had scored this season was 60, while the number of goals the players they had loaned out to other teams had scored was an impressive 82 as of January 2014!

If Chelsea had held on players like Lukaku that were already in their system and not focused on hiring from outside, who knows where they would be this season. As Managers we need to focus on the talent we have from within before looking outside.

#2 Your Very Own Outside Talent May Come Back To Hurt You
Watching 21 year old Athletico Goal Keeper Thibaut Courtois make save after save against Chelsea in their April 30th Champions League victory over Chelsea was spell binding. In fact the only goal that got past him during the entire 180 minutes of the double leg encounter was a deflection. This was a sharp contrast to the other end, the Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer who become the oldest Champions league debutante at the age of 41! Continue reading

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WORLD CUP GROUP F PREVIEW….Nigeria VS Bosnia Herzegovina

Nigeria take on Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba on June 22, from 11pm GMT.

Head to head
Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina have never versed each other in international competition.

The game
Both teams will be in need of a victory after being unable to secure maximum points in their respective opening games in Group F.
Bosnia-Herzegovina will be the favourites to take the win when they face the Super Eagles, following an impressive performance against a star-studded Argentina squad on June 16.
Nigeria’s 0-0 draw with Iran did no favours in suggesting that the African side would be capable of mounting a challenge for qualification, however, Bosnia-Herzegovina will need to be disciplined at the back to hold off a Nigeria side that knows this is a must-win match.

The big issue
The main issue facing both teams is their capability to convert chances into goals.

When Bosnia-Herzegovina took on a packed Argentina defence last week, there were very few goal-scoring opportunities. Against Nigeria those chances should come more regularly and must be taken.
One player who will be directly involved in any forward movement of the ball is 21-year-old Muhamed Besic. His distribution from the Bosnia-Herzegovina midfield against the Argentines was effective and if he can have the confidence to do so again, alongside Miralem Pjanic, then a win is on the cards.
Nigeria’s main issue against Iran was breaking through a defence with no recognisable star players, and that same struggle is likely to present itself against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Even with 69% possession against Iran, the Super Eagles showed that they are creatively weak and will need to improve on their movement in the final-third if they stand a chance of making it past the group stage.

The game breaker
Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Edin Dzeko was unable to find the net against Argentina, but the Manchester City striker will fancy his chances on late Saturday/ Sunday. He’ll be the focus of the Nigerian defence so if he can exploit that, chances will open up for his team-mates.
For Nigeria it is Ogenyi Onazi. No Nigerian midfielder had a better passing accuracy than Onazi (82%) against Iran, and the defensive midfielder will be a key player in turning defence into attack for the Super Eagles.

Culled from FourFourTwo.

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ON A LIGHTER NOTE Vol 14….Stories of a 4 year old.

This is extremely hilarious.

…..You gotta see it.

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