Friday, October 17, 2008

No Coach for Argentina, Basile's Out

Basile and myself. Now that "Coco" does not have a job, he could be helping me out with my blog.

Desde Pasadena, From Pasadena to Buenos Aires, Argentina, it was expected that Alfio "El Coco" Basile was going to resign if he was not able to get two positive results in the past two games for the World Cup Qualifier.
And, Basile didn't get them.
Por qué?
Playing defensively at Chile and having Chile physically fitter than us were examples of the lack of training coming from an incapable coach, who never knew how to work with stars and players. Come on now, you have Messi, Aguero, Mascherano, Zanetti, Cambiasso, etc., and you know how to make them play? That is because Basile never worked with his players.
For months, “El Coco” has been talking about giving the liberty to Messi and Riquelme to do whatever they want in the field, which is good, yet I think that liberty was so excessive that he never work with the players during practices, which is bad.
With Bielsa, or even Batista (he coaches the Argentina’s U-20 and coach the Gold-medalist Olympic team), Argentina era otra, you had players that wanted to play, stars that were treated as players, and the most important thing to bring a good team, work ethic.
Now, Argentina is looking for a new head coach. Candidates for that opening: Simeone, Maradona, Batista, Russo…or even Pasadena City College head coach, Cherif Zein?
By the way, the latter one will have his Lancers playing today against El Camino College at Torrance. Definitely a great game to watch, I’ll be staying at home since I’ve been overload with homework and Basile has made me sick.

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