Daniel Morgan (Maritzburg United | South Africa)

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71 mins in a 0-2 home loss to Supersport (3rd on PSL table).

Score 0-1 when he came off and replaced by Brockie.

Lea'alafa replaced at 55 mins.

Maritzburg 9th.

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coochiee wrote:

71 mins in a 0-2 home loss to Supersport (3rd on PSL table).

Score 0-1 when he came off and replaced by Brockie.

Lea'alafa replaced at 55 mins.

Maritzburg 9th.

First loss since Brockie joined them I think?
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RR wrote:

coochiee wrote:

71 mins in a 0-2 home loss to Supersport (3rd on PSL table).

Score 0-1 when he came off and replaced by Brockie.

Lea'alafa replaced at 55 mins.

Maritzburg 9th.

First loss since Brockie joined them I think?

Yes that's right. Maritzburg had a bad season start but have turned it around. Had wondered whether Brockie coming in had been a part reason, even if he wasn't scoring goals.

But last 2 weeks, he has been dropped to the bench. This by Eric Tinkler, who coached the Nelsonian back at Supersport when he was on fire in the PSL.

Gees that 2nd striker spot in the AWs behind Wood is wide open for someone, somewhere in the next few years to be banging in the goals at club level.

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Gets 20 mins off the bench as Maritzburg win 1-0 away at Polokwane City.

Lea'alafa played full game, whilst Brockie an unused sub.

Maritzburg up to 8th in PSL.

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Starts for Maritzburg in the South African League Cup final against Mamelodi Sundowns in Durban.

Lea'alafa on the bench. 

Brockie not in the match day squad. Presumably a condition of his loan deal from Sundowns.

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coochiee wrote:

Starts for Maritzburg in the South African League Cup final against Mamelodi Sundowns in Durban.

Lea'alafa on the bench. 

Brockie not in the match day squad. Presumably a condition of his loan deal from Sundowns.

Unfortunately Sundowns won 2-1.

Full game for Morgan.

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Plays first half in a 2-1 home win over Golden Arrows.

Maritzburg down 0-1 at HT, and scored 2 goals late from 86 mins (2nd an OG) to snatch the win.

Lea'alafa also starts and replaced at 63 mins.

Brockie an unused sub.

Maritzburg up to 6th in the PSL.

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Full game in a 1-0 home win over Natal rivals AmaZulu.

Maritzburg consolidate 6th spot.

Neither Lea'alafa (injured?) or Brockie (who knows) in match day squad.

Andre De Jong still out injured for AmaZulu (14th & in relegation danger), from his broken foot on AWs duty.

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coochiee wrote:

Full game in a 1-0 home win over Natal rivals AmaZulu.

Maritzburg consolidate 6th spot.

Neither Lea'alafa (injured?) or Brockie (who knows) in match day squad.

Andre De Jong still out injured for AmaZulu (14th & in relegation danger), from his broken foot on AWs duty.




Well, I am going to write about Lea'alafa soon. I don't think he is injured, he was previously replaced in the first half in a match and I did not find anything about an injury, It was really a technical decision. 

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Saltori wrote:

coochiee wrote:

Full game in a 1-0 home win over Natal rivals AmaZulu.

Maritzburg consolidate 6th spot.

Neither Lea'alafa (injured?) or Brockie (who knows) in match day squad.

Andre De Jong still out injured for AmaZulu (14th & in relegation danger), from his broken foot on AWs duty.




Well, I am going to write about Lea'alafa soon. I don't think he is injured, he was previously replaced in the first half in a match and I did not find anything about an injury, It was really a technical decision. 

Possibly. In his last game (8th Jan) he was replaced at 38 mins and hasn't been in a match day squad since.

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2020/01/08/south-africa/psl/supersport-united/maritzburg-united/3053016/

Wonder what sort of coin he is on over there.

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Dan Morgan has done incredibly well for his first season in the PSL. He has made the left wing-back position his own and is a credit to the ISPS Handa Premiership. In the beginning he struggled a bit with the pace of the league. There were fans asking for him to be replaced against tricky players but the coach stuck with him and he has done magnificently. I think he will be kicking himself for not trying his luck earlier in his career. I think as the league progresses  the coach will rest him a bit as I'm sure his legs are tiring especially because the return of Yusuf Jappie gives him that option. The intensity in the league will increase as teams fight to be in the top 8 and qualify for the Top 8 competition at the start of the new season and then the  Nedbank Cup (SA's version of the FA Cup) 

Lea'alafa on the other hand is struggling. His not injured so the first half changes are poorly tactical. Now that could be on Lea' alafa or the coach (he got his tactics wrong and looking to correct it). If that is the case, Tinkler will usually say so in the press. He hasn't. I might be wrong but I think he has got 2 assists to his name but no goals. He also got to work on the defensive side of his game which I know Tinkler is tough on. The positive side is he is in the squad. There are other players who are still trying to break in.

I'm speculating (because clubs don't release salary details) but I would say they making about NZD6342 to NZD10570 a month.

Brockie's contract with Mamelodi Sundows will be cancelled at the end of the season. At his age I doubt he will get a contract with the big 6 teams but he is admired throughout the league and could get signed on for Ajax Cape Town if they win promotion.

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Saffa wrote:

Dan Morgan has done incredibly well for his first season in the PSL. He has made the left wing-back position his own and is a credit to the ISPS Handa Premiership. In the beginning he struggled a bit with the pace of the league. There were fans asking for him to be replaced against tricky players but the coach stuck with him and he has done magnificently. I think he will be kicking himself for not trying his luck earlier in his career. I think as the league progresses  the coach will rest him a bit as I'm sure his legs are tiring especially because the return of Yusuf Jappie gives him that option. The intensity in the league will increase as teams fight to be in the top 8 and qualify for the Top 8 competition at the start of the new season and then the  Nedbank Cup (SA's version of the FA Cup) 

Lea'alafa on the other hand is struggling. His not injured so the first half changes are poorly tactical. Now that could be on Lea' alafa or the coach (he got his tactics wrong and looking to correct it). If that is the case, Tinkler will usually say so in the press. He hasn't. I might be wrong but I think he has got 2 assists to his name but no goals. He also got to work on the defensive side of his game which I know Tinkler is tough on. The positive side is he is in the squad. There are other players who are still trying to break in.

I'm speculating (because clubs don't release salary details) but I would say they making about NZD6342 to NZD10570 a month.

Brockie's contract with Mamelodi Sundows will be cancelled at the end of the season. At his age I doubt he will get a contract with the big 6 teams but he is admired throughout the league and could get signed on for Ajax Cape Town if they win promotion.




Thanks for the info. I have seem lots of critics on Micah. Do you think he is quite good for the level, he has what it needs?

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Look, to be fair to Micah, some players need time to adjust to the PSL and the South African conditions in general. Firstly the PSL is generally not a high scoring league. Its just not. Last year was the first time a player scored more than 15 goals in the league since 2011/2012 season. It's much easier for a defender to adjust than a midfielder or striker. Topography (sea level to 1700 m in Joburg) could also be an issue. There is a reason why the All Blacks are mostly brought to the Highveld. The hard ground and some of the away playing fields are a challenge. Playing style is very different with players holding on to the ball a little to long in my opinion. Finally his got three experience players infront of him that are doing the job for the team in Kutumela, Moseamedi and Kunene.

With all that, I think the coach has been very fair to him. Bringing him in as a second half replacement to run at tired defenders is playing to Micah's strenghts. He has had a few decent opportunities he hasn't put away. He also needs to quickly adjusted to the pace of the game here. It is fast with most players having Micah's pace. I also think he needs to bring more variation to his game. If running at the defenders is not working he needs to go on the outside and deliver quality crosses. Its an area he definitely can learn from Dan Morgan. Lastly his defensive side to his game needs work.

Its not all doom and gloom for Micah though, even though I sound like the grim reaper above (lol),he just needs a goal. Like every struggling forward a goal is the viagra he needs to push on. His getting field time which is more than can be said for other players in the squad.

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Replaced at HT as Maritzburg (6th) lose 2-1 at Baroka (13th).

They were down 1-0 when Morgan came off, and conceded the 2nd goal late at 89 mins.

Coach Tinkler never seems afraid to make an early substitution.

No Brockie or Lea'alafa in match day squad.

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Looks like I was wrong on my analysis above....Its is all doom and gloom for Micah

Maritzburg release foreign striker

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