Monday, September 15, 2014


Persija Seek New Coach

Persija have responded to missing out on a play off spot in the Indonesia Super League by releasing coach Benny Dollo. This is unusual for them. They normally leave decision making until the very last minute possible. Which probably means they will announce their coach for the 2015 season in, umm. 2015.

Despite attracting the largest crowd of the season, more than 66,000 against Persib, the Kemayoran Tigers have not looked convincing all season.

In typical style they allowed Emmanuel Kenmogne to leave before the season began; apparently he was content to stay in Jakarta but the club never came up with an offer so he was off to Persebaya once they stepped in.

For years now Persija have struggled to make an impact on the ISL and for years they leave their recruiting to the last minute. It is almost their default mode.

They have flattered to deceive at times this season but usually against the weaker teams. Ramdani Lestalahu has been one shining light for them on a consistent basis but Persija risk losing him if they don't move quickly to secure next season.

Probably the usual thing will happen. The club will sit there and wait for money to fall from a tree, because that's what there business model is, before doing anything about preparing for the new campaign.

You wonder what would happen if they managed to surprise everyone and win the title, guaranteeing a season in the AFC Cup.

In the professional football era sticking plaster management gets what it deserves.

such a shame for a club from the nation's capital..
however, they were improving a bit from the previous seasons,,
so let's wait and see how'll they do next..
quite how they can fail to monetise that club is beyond me
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