Waterhouse strategy wrong -Maxwell

January 09, 2016
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Waterhouse has been linked with potential January signings such as former Reggae Boy Devon Hodges to bolster the team but former coach Geoffrey Maxwell believes the team has very good players who are being misused.

Maxwell is of the view the passion is in the team but feels poor coaching is letting them down and causing them to be stuck at the foot of the 12-team league.

"There seem to be some issues between the coaches and the players. I am not here to judge what is being said but one thing is certain ... I have never seen Waterhouse in this position before," Maxwell, who last coached Waterhouse in 2009, said.


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He led the Drewsland-based club to one league title and a number of knockout titles in one of three stints in charge.

"The current crop of players are being played out of positions," he said.

"Tuffy (Jermaine Anderson) is playing wrong. He is a finishing forward. Tuffy is not playing the role he is supposed to play, the midfield and the team is not being coached to provide Tuffy with goals to score."

Maxwell, who said it is his dream to return to his former club, described Waterhouse's recent 2-1 loss to Arnett Gardens as "suicidal madness by the coach."

He believes Anderson and senior player Kevin Lamey shouldn't have been left on the bench.

"I've seen the team play against four or five top oppositions and I think there is no method and no system. I think they (Waterhouse) are lost," he said.

Maxwell added: "The way in which I coach, the players won't have a choice. I think of the team I do not think of individuals," he added, noting their four-man defensive system does not suit the club.

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