Jamaica rolled over and willingly gave Curacao the Caribbean Cup title last night. Let me have a lil say because….I just must have a say.
1. I said it was a big mistake letting Winfried Schaefer leave…..and inevitably we’ve gone 3 steps backwards. We beat CHILE convincingly in recent times. Lost all games in Copa but had a very decent showing….Gold Cup finals defeating USA along the way.
Despite what others have said, I stand by my opinion….Schaefer was probably the best thing that has happened to our football since Rene Simoes. I know people will reject this notion but the facts are there to see.
2. Theodore Whitmore has failed in literally all his coaching jobs he’s had….School boys with St. James High….National U20….Beach football….all had poor outcomes. Great player in his days but not convinced about him as a coach.
Now the JFF is willing to fire the German and back Theodore Whitmore why? Because Tappa plays local based players? Thats what the masses want right?Cheapest option maybe?
The Boyz were nearly undone by French Guiana and totally undone by a professional looking, very fluid Curacao team last night. Elson Hooi literally ran the show. He was chased all over the middle of the park. They just had no answer to his many questions. Jarchinio Antonia had Rosario Harriott doing ballerinas.
We looked like school boys against big men. Its amazing that we can’t put 5 passes together. Truth be told Oneil Fisher did have a pretty decent game for Jamaica.
I’m not bashing the local league, and I think Kevon Lambert look like a player you could work with, but its nowhere near any standard for people to be clamoring for local players to ‘get a chance’. If your not good enough, you’re just not good enough. Sadly the majority of the players in the local league are just not.
We are desperate as a football nation yes but I dont think we’re in a position to be taking ‘chances’. There has to be a plan, actions and not reactions.
How do you go into a FRIENDLY with Peru not knowing how Peru play, or had a single training session with the team at the match venue prior to the game. Hell there wasn’t even a single session as a team before the game.
WE ARE JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH IN MORE FACETS THAN ONE.
Match Prep n Logistics POOR
Now we go into the Gold Cup 2017 next week and i’m afraid, with the current set up as it is, our fate is already set in stone. It will take a miracle now.