Leon Bailey right about too many recruits
THE EDITOR, Madam:
I TEND to agree with what Reggae Boy Leon Bailey has said about Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore’s management style. Without taking anything from this legend’s coaching successes, Leon made a salient point that if the team continues to introduce more neophytes constantly to strengthen the team, he is only weakening it for disaster. As a strong critic of Leon Bailey and Craig Butler, for the first time I am seeing eye to eye with them. The Bible did say “take instructions and be wise and refuse it not”. I don’t think anybody is trying to overrule Tappa’s leadership skills but just trying to open his eyes to what he seems not to discern. We need core players going forward.
If the team is to achieve optimum success, the team must develop team chemistry, which will be critical for us to win games and able to fight off challengers. I know we have the requisite prowess and crucial elements in our skill sets to easily engage and demand one of these important spaces in the next World Cup. But we will have to plan properly for this grand showdown if we are to once more gain a spot in the World Cup finals.
I implore the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to listen to the young man, as Job of Bible fame listened to Elihu. Though younger, he can make a meaningful contribution to the programme with his physical presence and his wise counsel.
We need to plan effectively while the time is available. With this COVID-19 fallout in the sporting arena, we can make amends to be a more compelling force in the region and come out as winners, by even topping the zone/group with the quality players we have at our disposal.
Why is the JFF trying to sanction this young man for making such an invaluable contribution to the programme? I wait with bated breath to see if they are going utilise this information?
Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”