Bulls heading for a fall

2013-11-04 12:19
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After their surprisingly strong challenge during the 2013 Super Rugby Series, the Bulls seem to be heading for a fall in 2014. Not only have they lost the backbone of the up-and-coming outfit that got them into the semi’s but they have also suffered a weak, if not humiliating, Currie Cup campaign. Their lack of managerial skills may pave the way for their predicted downfall. This statement is validated by their management’s inability to deal with the coaching mess that the obstinate Pine Pienaar has created in successive seasons. In typical Bulls’ fashion the management opted for denial instead of correction. The “new wave” Sharks’ managerial and coaching team is flying high after a convincing win in the Currie Cup final. Naka Drotske’s stable Cheetah team was the only local side to make both sets of play-offs while the Stormers seem to be holding most of the aces in the talent department. With possible come-backs for Victor Matfield and Derrick Hougaard on the cards, the Bulls look desperate to keep up with the growing levels of professionalism that is rearing its ugly head in the game. If the wrecking ball coaching style of Johan Ackerman at the neigbouring Lions is anything to go by, the Bulls are facing a hero-to-zero scenario in the space of six months. 

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