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Glamorous record falls

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, July 24, 2014

TROUBLE in paradise?

Sadly, it seems there are gloomy days for Ba football. But then you can't expect to have a smooth run all the time.

There are times when things get tough but a tough side like Ba should eventually get going.

Remember the demise of Manchester United under David Moyes last season?

Who would have thought a team with such high standards and a glamorous record would slump that low in the English Premier League? Fans will be hoping Louis van Gaal brings back the glorious (Fergie) days.

Ba had a disappointing finish in the Vodafone Fiji FACT followed by the loss to Suva in the National Football League and out of nowhere came the suspension of their long-time coach Yogendra Dutt and manager Arvind Singh.

Boom! Just like that! You know, all is not well in the Ba camp.

The Men in Black have not come out clear on the reason behind their suspensions, stating it's an internal matter.

Ba football rightfully belongs to the people of Ba. They are the reason the team exists in the first place.

There are Ba fans I personally know who would like to know what's happening in their association. Why the two prominent people who have guided the team to a number of title wins were suspended and why the team has all of a sudden succumbed in the local competition?

According to some football pundits, there is some disunity.

Ba is known for its unity, and there is no doubt about this, the passion for the game and its winning record.

For a team that has dominated the domestic football scene for years, the latest statistics don't look good at all.

If players are not happy with the team management, as a source stated, giving a half-hearted performance in their games doesn't solve their problem.

Its only adds to the misery of the fans who have for years held their heads high, proud of their team's achievement.

Aside from a bit of soul-searching, perhaps, it is time for Ba to bring the best out of them.