Fan Reaction Show

The Fan Reaction show features your voice! The SL Podcast's fans comment on games, signings and all the happenings in Mzansi Football.

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Hunt's Debut, Downs Stumble At The First - The Fans React

This past weekend saw the MTN8 kick off the 2021-22 footballing calendar in South Africa, and already we have our first shock as Mamelodi Sundowns were knocked out of the MTN8 by Bloemfontein Celtic. Is it a case of too many cooks in the kitchen for Masandawana? Also on the show, the Fans react to Hunt's victory at Kaizer Chiefs over Maritzburg United FC and the fans assess the big signings for the PSL's big clubs.

Is Downs' Cash Splash Fair? The Fans Respond...

Mamelodi Sundowns have recently confirmed the signings of highly-rated defender Khuliso Mudau from Black Leopards, and Cape Town City forward Kermit Erasmus who netted 13 times in the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season. The two join a long list of new arrivals at Chloorkop for the defending champions who have already added the likes of golden boot-winner Peter Shalulile, former Bidvest stars Gift Motupa & Ricardo Goss amongst others. While they will be competing in four different competitions (DStv Premiership, MTN8, Nedbank Cup & CACL), some have suggested that their spending is excessive.

It is no secret that Masandwana have a large transfer budget, and while they have earned criticism over the years for their expenditure, sentiment seems to have changed over time. In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “Fan Reaction Show”, some supporters have actually defended Down’s spending, with one fan stating “if you have the money, why not sign good players”. Naturally, Sundowns still have their critics, with many arguing that they make the league “less competitive” by signing every team’s best talents. Listen to the full podcast using the player above.

Jingles Leaves Downs, Fans Rocked All The Way

This week saw the shock announcement by Pitso Mosimane that he would be leaving Mamelodi Sundowns after eight years at the helm to lead their African rivals, Al Ahly in their quest for another CAF Champions League title. Supporters of Masandawana share their reactions to the news as well as their pick for his replacement!

Fans Distraught Over Not Being Allowed In Stadiums

PSL Fans, the true supporters and stakeholders of the game, are wrestling with the notion of not being able to go to the stadiums to support their teams. It is unlikely the PSL's 2020-21 league will return in the Biologically Safe Environment format due to its cost. Instead, matches will most likely be played at the Teams' regular stadiums, but Fans will not be allowed inside to watch due to the Government's COVID-19 regulations.

Tears and Cheers - The 2019-20 Season Is Over!

Soccer Laduma fans react to the climactic finale day of the Absa Premiership 2019-20 season. It was heartbreak for the Amakhosi faithful, while Msandawana fans celebrate La Decima!

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Pirates Fans: "In Pitso We Believe!"

Log-leaders Kaizer Chiefs lost 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns in a potential title-decider. Without Samir Nurkovic and Leonardo Castro who have been to Amakhosi’s success this season, Chiefs failed to test Downs in the final third. Amakhosi and Masandawana are now level on 53 points at the top of the table, with Chiefs holding first position thanks to goal difference. Chiefs fans were understandably upset, but Orlando Pirates weren’t shy in congratulating Downs Coach Pitso Mosimane.

On SL Radio’s Fan Reaction Show podcast, one fan stated “I hope everyone is having a good day because I am, I’m an Orlando Pirates fan. I must say [to] Pitso, congratulations. Next, Chiefs will play Bidvest Wits, and they have been beaten. In Pitso we believe.”

Another fan disagreed stating, “I’m a Pirates fan, but the way I see things, I don’t think Kaizer Chiefs is falling apart. I think they were unlucky. But in the next game, they’ll make sure they win”

During the podcast, fans also debate Sundowns’ bubble struggles and Orlando Pirates Pirates attacking woes.

"Chiefs Can Beat Sundowns Without Nurkovic"

Kaizer Chiefs suffered two massive blows to their attack in their 1-1 draw with Stellenbosch FC over the weekend. In the first half, Leonardo Castro had to be subbed off for an injury concern which means he is a doubt for Thursday’s clash Mamelodi Sundowns. Castro’s replacement, and Chiefs’ top scorer, Samir Nurkovic then picked up a fourth yellow card which will see him miss out on the same match through suspension. Amakhosi fans remain optimistic, despite the loss main of their main attacking threats.

On SL Radio’s Fan Reaction Show podcast, one fan suggested that Downs coach Pitso Mosimane won’t know how to prepare for the match arguing, “The plans of Pitso are dead, because he planned for Nurkovic, he planned for Castro, so his tactics will change because he’ll never know which player Chiefs will play up front. Kambole scored his first goal, it’s a wakeup call to him. He’s gonna be in the starting line-up, it’s going to be difficult for Sundowns to defend him because the confidence of that boy is high”.

During the podcast, fans also debate Sundowns’ bubble struggles and Orlando Pirates Pirates attacking woes.

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