Fan Reaction Show

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22
FEB

Gavin Hunt: The fans have their say

After an action packed weekend DStv Premiership fixtures, Kaizer Chiefs have made headlines again as their winless streak continued. It has been six games since Amakhosi managed to secure all three points, in what some would say is a very worrying season. ‘The Glamour Boys sit ninth on the DStv Premiership table, 17 points off log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns and 9 points away from their Soweto rivals, Orlando Pirates. One fan has said that “I think we have run out of luck.” Amakhosi fans are still trying to figure out what seems to be the reason for their team's struggles this season.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Fan Reaction Show”, Chiefs fans have their say about Gavin Hunt and the technical team as a whole. For the full podcast, use the player above
19
FEB

“We Are All Growing Impatient” - Chiefs Fans

After yet another disappointing performance, Kaizer Chiefs squandered more points in their loss to AmaZulu FC. Mistakes from Khune and the back four saw Amakhosi go down 2-1. Samir Nurković scoring woes continued as he failed to convert the few opportunities he was handed. “He hasn’t scored now in how many games? It’s a bit disturbing” said Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt in the post-match interview.
Kaizer Chiefs fans have shown their loyalty to the club and the players, but as the struggles continue, the fans grow more and more impatient. Fans are asking why the senior players haven’t ‘pulled their socks up yet?’

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “Fan Reaction Show,” fans reacted to yet another poor performance from Kaizer Chiefs, as they try to figure out what is the contributing factor to the disappointing season they are having.
15
FEB

“Swallows Don’t Have The Players To Win The League”

This weekend we saw the return of the DStv Premiership with a handful of games being played. The matchup of the weekend was arguably Moroka Swallows vs AmaZulu which played out to a goalless draw on Sunday evening. But the question remains, do Swallows still have a chance of winning the league this season? They have had an impressive run of form thus far which sees them sit third on the table, only 4 points behind log leaders, and current champions, Mamelodi Sundowns. Swallows fans provided a mixed bag of reactions, with one fan saying “We can’t put pressure on Swallows to win the league.”

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Fan Reaction Show”, fans reacted to the goalless draw between Swallows and AmaZulu and answered the question if Swallows could win the DStv Premiership this season.
08
FEB

“Chiefs Season Is Over”- Khosi Nation

Kaizer Chiefs’ descent continued this past weekend, this time in the Nedbank Cup, where they were knocked out in the first round by GladAfrica Championship side Richard’s Bay. While many PSL fans had already written off Amakhosi’s chances at silverware this season, the few that had hoped for an unlikely turnaround consider this the final nail in Chiefs’ coffin for the current campaign. A combination of poor form and bad luck has marred Kaizer Chiefs over the past two campaigns and there are now questions surrounding their future and the ability of their coach Gavin Hunt to turn the tide moving forward.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Fan Reaction Show”, Chiefs fans react to them being knocked out of their only shot at domestic silverware, outside of very slim hopes for DStv Premiership glory. One fan was quoted as saying "the season of Kaizer Chiefs is over" while another supporter stated “this time I'm going to blame the coach Gavin Hunt, for the first time".
01
FEB

"How Long Have We Been Crying?"- Chiefs Fans

Kaizer Chiefs were left disappointed this past weekend as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of their Soweto neighbours Orlando Pirates. amakhosi were hoping to seek revenge after their mtn8 humiliation at the hands of the Buccaneers which saw them lose 5-0 over two legs. Unfortunately, despite having an array of chances to score, the ‘Glamour Boys’ were only able to manage an 85th minute consolation goal even though they had the lion's share of opportunities to score in the match.

Chiefs fans were left disappointed by their team's display again as bragging rights were owned by Pirates. One Amakhosi fun is quoted as asking "How long have we been crying" when discussing Amakhosi’s struggles that this season which have not been helped by the fact that coach Gavin Hunt is unable to strengthen his squad in the current transfer window due to the team's FIFA transfer ban which means that they will only be able to sign new players in the next transfer window after the current season has concluded.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Fan Reaction Show”, Chiefs fans criticise their team for not being clinical enough in attack after their side wasted 19 goal-scoring opportunities and only managed to score once through Daniel Cardoso.
25
JAN

"Swallows Proved They Aren't Here To Play"- PSL Fans

Despite needing a last-minute winner in order to secure a point in their tie against Mamelodi Sundowns, Swallows FC still impressed PSL fans nationwide with their efforts in the DStv Premiership clash. The Soweto side’s unbeaten run in league competition now stretches back to March of 2020 (when they were still competing in the GladAfrica Championship) and the side remain level on 27 points with both Masandawana and SuperSport United. Musa Nyatama’s 97th minute equalizer kept Swallows in the hunt for league glory.

In the latest episode of The SL Podcast’s “The Fan Reaction Show”, PSL supporters were full of praise for swallows FC despite pointing out that they were lucky to escape with a share of the spoils. "Swallows proved that they aren't here to play", pointed out one Sundowns fan. Another supporter added "They were lucky but they earned the draw."

In the full podcast, supporters also react to Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 stalemate against Stellenbosch FC. To listen to the full show, use the player above.
18
JAN

“His Presence Has Made The Difference”- Chiefs Fans

After a disastrous start to their DStv Premiership campaign, Kaizer Chiefs seem to have finally found a rhythm with two wins in a row, including an impressive 2-1 victory away at Cape Town City. The results have seen them jump from 14th to 8th on the log standings, as Amakhosi look to restore faith in their troubled side. While the Soweto giants have seen improvements in performances from senior players who had been under fire, as well as youngsters who have impressed in recent matches, one player’s return to the starting XI has been singled out as the key difference to the team.

In the SL Podcast’s latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Chiefs fans respond to the question “Who has been the key player in Chiefs’ recent return to form?”, and the almost unanimous pick is their star striker Samir Nurkovic, who recently made his comeback after an injury kept him sidelined. The Serbian was Chiefs’ breakout performer last season, scoring 13 times as Amakhosi narrowly lost the league to Sundowns. On his return to the starting line-up, Nurkovic bagged the decisive goal in their win over Amazulu, and he featured in their win at Cape Town City. In the full podcast, PSL fans also react to the recent Tshwane Derby, which saw SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns share a point.
11
JAN

A Message To Struggling Chiefs, From The Fans…

Kaizer Chiefs’ DStv Premiership woes continued this past weekend with a 2-0 defeat to Maritzburg United. To add insult to injury, the ‘Team of Choice’ are coached by former Amakhosi mentor Ernst Middendorp, whose side also leapfrogged Chiefs into 12th position with their second win in a row. Chiefs’ fans are divided on what can be done to turn the Soweto giant’s season around, with some fans suggesting more focus on youth players while other fans are ready to move on from current coach Gavin Hunt before the halfway point of the season.

In the SL Podcast’s latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Chiefs fans respond to the question “If you could talk to Gavin Hunt and Chiefs’ players directly, what would you say to them?”. Khosi nation gives their opinions on what can be done to improve fortunes for the team, and who should be dropped from the side after their run of poor performances. In the full podcast, PSL fans also react to the Swallows vs Pirates match and give their thoughts on who should’ve won the 1-1 stalement.
04
JAN

Who Can Dethrone Downs? The Fans Debate...

This past weekend saw some great fixtures in the DStv Premiership, with Maritzburg United earning their first win of the season with a 2-1 triumph over Bloemfontein Celtic, with that result seeing them move up to 15th on the table. But in the match of the weekend, PSL log-leaders Mamelodi Sundowns grinded out a 1-0 over Orlando Pirates win to remain top of the table and stay unbeaten in the league. 2nd placed Moroka Swallows will only have their chance to level them on 21 points when they face Cape Town City on Tuesday

In the SL Podcast’s latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, PSL supporters debate which side has the best chance to dethrone defending champions Sundowns in the league this season. The likes of Moroka Swallows, SuperSport United, Cape Town City FC, and Orlando Pirates all still have to catch the treble winners as the season’s halfway mark approaches.
17
DEC
2020

"They Don't Learn From Their Mistakes"- Frustrated Chiefs Fans

Kaizer Chiefs fans’ frustrations continued during their 2-1 defeat to SuperSport United in the DStv Premiership, with the result leaving Amakhosi in 13th on the log, with just six points from seven fixtures. With just two wins in ten fixtures in all competitions, the Soweto giant’s 2020 is going from bad to worse, with senior players failing to inspire the struggling side. Itumeleng Khune was in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, as another goalkeeping error led to Bradley Grobler’s opening goal. This mistake comes just days after his error against Black Leopards, raising questions as to whether he should be the side’s number one between the sticks.

In the SL Podcast’s latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Khosi supporters criticise their senior players, including Khune, as well as the likes Willard Katsande, Bernard Parker, and others. In the full podcast, some fans come to Khune’s defence, arguing that he is not to blame for Chiefs’ issues, stating that “players are not playing for the coach, they are not playing for the team, they are just playing to play”. Another fan argues, “they don’t learn from their mistakes, at least if it was a young player, we can forgive these mistakes.”
14
DEC
2020

"It's Been Long Overdue"- Pirates Fans

The MTN8 conclusion was highly entertaining and full of drama, with a dodgy penalty decision, a red card, and all the makings of an intense finale. The final saw Orlando Pirates end their six year trophy drought with a 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic, to capture the first piece of silverware available this season. Orlando Pirates started their campaign with a 1-0 win over Cape Town City, before humiliating neighbors Kaizer Chiefs 5-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals.

In the SL Podcast’s latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, Bucs fans discuss their long wait for silverware, with their previous triumph having come in 2014 when they won the Nedbank Cup. Since then, Pirates have struggled despite coming close to trophies, having finished second on the Absa Premiership table in back-to-back campaigns under then-coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojević in 2017/18 and 2018/19. Pirates fans stated “We are very very happy, it’s been long overdue, the players showed us the most fight since the days of Lucky Lekgwathi”
07
DEC
2020

“Sometimes football can kill you”- Pirates Fans

Orlando Pirates supporters were left frustrated after their side’s entertaining 2-2 draw against Cape Town City. What the score line doesn’t reflect is the number of opportunities which the Buccaneers wasted, racking up 24 shots on goal, with only seven on target. There were many positives from Pirates’ performance on Saturday, but heading into their MTN8 final against Bloem Celtic on Saturday, Bucs fans will hope their side improve in front of goal.

In the SL Podcast’s latest episode of the Fan Reaction Show, fans discuss the high scoring fixture, with many criticising the Pirates attack for wasting scoring opportunities and showing defensive weakness with one fan stating “sometimes football can kill you. Pirates should’ve won that match 4-2”. In the full podcast, Sundowns supporters react to their sides surprising 1-1 draw against bottom of the table Maritzburg United, who earned their first point of the league campaign.

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