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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:38 pm 
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Playing against ANY team (I don't care if it's Somalia) isn't easy anymore, the playing field has significantly leveled out recently, and smaller teams sometimes even play more determined and gutsy football than the so called big boys. We saw how Madagascar surprised everyone in the last AFCON... gone are the days when big teams just show up and blow away supposedly minnow teams by astronomical scorelines. To put my point in context, Egypt labored to a draw against Kenya, Ivory Coast huffed and puffed to beat Niger Republic by a measly 1-0 scoreline courtesy of a controversial penalty, Morocco played out a barren 0-0 draw against Mauritania, all these games were at home for that matter for the big teams... if you think it's easy to just roll over the supposed minnows in African football today considering some factors (Bad playing surface, weather conditions, unpredictability of most African "minnow" teams), then you're more delusional than imagined ... You'll realize it's quite a feat even beating teams like this away from home.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:52 pm 
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It is true.

winning in Africa is very tough.

Even Rohr has admitted such, because he knows the truth. Even after our great performances against Brazil and Ukraine, Rohr was cautious saying that winning in Africa is tough.

The weather, the pitches, the referees, and these teams have greatly improved.

I am happy with our 2 matches.

We need to cut out sloppy defensive mistakes and be even more ruthless in finishing off our chances, but man this our team is really taking shape. Haven't been this excited in a long time.


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That does not mean we should play to their level. Sometimes we need to stomp these teams to the ground like Algeria and are doing.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:24 pm 
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A minnow is a minnow. There is a certain level of arrogance that comes with being a champion. When you don't train because you are meeting a minnow or you get sloppy in your attitude then you deserve the humiliation.

But part of respecting a minnow team is to play to your standard and ability, making sure you consign them to their level. Until a minnow consistently raise their game to a certain level, they are minnows.

There is a reason why certain teams and countries have been dominating, it is because they have far better and superior artisans. Abeg minnow na minnow and it remains an offence if a better team does not do them the obligation.

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These so called” any way I agree!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:05 pm 
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oloye wrote:
A minnow is a minnow. There is a certain level of arrogance that comes with being a champion. When you don't train because you are meeting a minnow or you get sloppy in your attitude then you deserve the humiliation.

But part of respecting a minnow team is to play to your standard and ability, making sure you consign them to their level. Until a minnow consistently raise their game to a certain level, they are minnows.

There is a reason why certain teams and countries have been dominating, it is because they have far better and superior artisans. Abeg minnow na minnow and it remains an offence if a better team does not do them the obligation.



Barry Switzer, the former coach of the greatest team on the planet, once ran up the score on small school. when reporters asked him why he left his stars in the game in the 4th quarter eventhough his team was up by 30 points, he responded that when small teams come to play OU they expect to be beaten soundly, and that they would be disappointed if OU didn't beat them like we did. :rotf: :rotf:

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1naija wrote:
oloye wrote:
A minnow is a minnow. There is a certain level of arrogance that comes with being a champion. When you don't train because you are meeting a minnow or you get sloppy in your attitude then you deserve the humiliation.

But part of respecting a minnow team is to play to your standard and ability, making sure you consign them to their level. Until a minnow consistently raise their game to a certain level, they are minnows.

There is a reason why certain teams and countries have been dominating, it is because they have far better and superior artisans. Abeg minnow na minnow and it remains an offence if a better team does not do them the obligation.



Barry Switzer, the former coach of the greatest team on the planet, once ran up the score on small school on. when reporters asked him why he left his stars in the game in the 4th quarter eventhough his team were up by 30 points, he responded that when small teams come to play OU they expect to be beaten soundly, and that they would be disappointed if OU didn't beat them like we did. :rotf: :rotf:

no one cares about OU....they do not count ..a minnow is a minnow and should never be respected

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Bigpokey24 wrote:
1naija wrote:
oloye wrote:
A minnow is a minnow. There is a certain level of arrogance that comes with being a champion. When you don't train because you are meeting a minnow or you get sloppy in your attitude then you deserve the humiliation.

But part of respecting a minnow team is to play to your standard and ability, making sure you consign them to their level. Until a minnow consistently raise their game to a certain level, they are minnows.

There is a reason why certain teams and countries have been dominating, it is because they have far better and superior artisans. Abeg minnow na minnow and it remains an offence if a better team does not do them the obligation.



Barry Switzer, the former coach of the greatest team on the planet, once ran up the score on small school on. when reporters asked him why he left his stars in the game in the 4th quarter eventhough his team were up by 30 points, he responded that when small teams come to play OU they expect to be beaten soundly, and that they would be disappointed if OU didn't beat them like we did. :rotf: :rotf:

no one cares about OU....they do not count ..a minnow is a minnow and should never be respected



That's why we don't respect U of H. They are HCC level

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U of H is not a minnow

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1naija wrote:
oloye wrote:
A minnow is a minnow. There is a certain level of arrogance that comes with being a champion. When you don't train because you are meeting a minnow or you get sloppy in your attitude then you deserve the humiliation.

But part of respecting a minnow team is to play to your standard and ability, making sure you consign them to their level. Until a minnow consistently raise their game to a certain level, they are minnows.

There is a reason why certain teams and countries have been dominating, it is because they have far better and superior artisans. Abeg minnow na minnow and it remains an offence if a better team does not do them the obligation.



Barry Switzer, the former coach of the greatest team on the planet, once ran up the score on small school. when reporters asked him why he left his stars in the game in the 4th quarter eventhough his team was up by 30 points, he responded that when small teams come to play OU they expect to be beaten soundly, and that they would be disappointed if OU didn't beat them like we did. :rotf: :rotf:

That is my policy towards minnows, you disrespect them when you dont beat them soundly! :D

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