Bahraini Coaching Techniques: Today We Use a Range Rover

It looks like the Bahraini soccer team found the perfect way to train its goalkeeper: they made him defend his coach’s Range Rover from his teammates kicks, as seen in the commercial recently released.

The goalkeeper does his job pretty well actually, but one ball still manages to hit the luxury SUV. In England, it would have probably worked better if the goalkeeper was supposed to protect his own car.

The ad is promoting the Bahrain national soccer team for its forthcoming game with Australia in June. The game is vital for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

The Bahraini national soccer team never made the World Cup, so it would be understandable if its coach applies such training techniques. Bahrain won FIFA's Most Improved Team award in 2004, and finished fourth in the 2004 Asian Cup.

Anyway the team behind this commercial deserves to be congratulated for it, should it reach its purpose of selling as much tickets possible for the upcoming game. Or perhaps they will increase Range Rover sales...Or goalkeepers' sales...

Selling tickets or not, the hidden message of this video is still to be discovered. Maybe it was the coach's way of saying he needs a new car.

Leaving it like that, in the wind (ball) blow,  not knowing if the goalkeeper will defend it properly, was not a very smart choice for a man who cares about his car. Unless he wanted to cheat on the insurance company.

On the other hand, it may have been the lack of trust in the strikers. After all, what are the chances that a Bahrain soccer player hits a target by kicking a ball?

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