Everyday, I get views and reviews from people talking about Tusker FC's latest fumbles.
Apparently, to them, the brewers are in the midst of a bad run, a shocking one if I will paraphrase a few.
It is unheard of for the men in yellow to not beat small teams like Azam and Mafunzo.
The loss to Mathare United.. shock of the world.
Or get beat 4-0 by Gor Mahia.
Second half syndrome
If anyone has an idea of Kenyan football, they will know that Tusker are a rugged old bunch in the second half of the season... any season
Last season was an exception. A big one by the way.
It was a combination of Ulinzi Stars' bad record and abit of Tusker's resilience towards the end.
Otherwise, they are a poor old bunch, who struggle to pull together three positive results in a row in the second half of the season.
Correct me if I am wrong.
Just as well as SoNy Sugar usually do in second legs, is how bad Tusker are in the same sector. It's a bare fact.
You will ask why I am ranting all over here and it is because, beleive it or not, I am a Tusker fan.
Have been since the Kenya Breweries era by the way...
And we have had the same problem. We have never been a strong team in the second half of the season.
It is like those stereotypes that stick. It will never change
Treat players badly
And like all those mentioned, there is another problem with the club, the way they deal with players.
For the budget they have, handling players should not be an issue, but it is at the club.
We treat our best with disdain and hope they leave, so we can make money and invest it on others who are naive and know nothing.
The allowances they are paid are poor, the salaries: I won't even go there.
And as soon as we get the sniffing of a transfer fee, we let them go.
(Read) Brian Mandela.
Change from the top
In my circle, I have always cried out for a change in the way the club is run. The system is all wrong.
There is a level of bureacracy about the club, an old school way of doing things. It runs from management to the coaching staff.
I am not a fan of (Former Team Manager) Neville Pudo and his ways and I am glad he is gone.
Sadly though, the real men behind the underperformances is the high management and they are still there.
You wonder why after the KPL win, the club would buy a bus and not look out for the players' welfare instead, then you ask why Paul Were left for AFC Leopards..
Things never change
Those are the perils of living with Tusker FC.
I for one knew that we would not do well in Tanzania. We did not have a proper coach to do well.
Against Mathare yesterday, I felt we were going to lose. We had no central defence and our striking department is a real joke. We should have kept all the players who have left and signed a top striker.
But now Pamzo is gone.
I rest my case..