Eric Tinkler

Last updated on 2017-10-23T10:06+0300.

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Eric Tinkler commented : “I’m happy for the team. We’ve been working extremely hard in the final third to score goals and we got them this evening. Hopefully, that now builds the confidence and morale of the team. The psychological side of the game is so important, and a lot of people don’t see that. We needed this result,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “This has always been one of my favourite stadiums,” External link

citizen Monday, May 24, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "This has always been one of my favourite stadiums, I was part of the beginnings of the club, it's first season and it ended up being a fantastic season," External link

the-star Monday, May 24, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler told : “It is two games now where we have had to deal with a red card,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler concluded : “That’s what I picked up at half time. We tend to panic on the ball, we don’t recognise the spaces we have available to us and we end up losing the ball cheaply and I think that is because of the lack of confidence and lack of morale – it’s going to be difficult to try and regain that when you are losing. We will have to work on it during the week,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “It’s difficult, I can’t really explain. I was originally told that he would be joining us and he didn’t. That’s all I can say‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Dan Morgan ) : “I felt for the boy. He had to come on for Dan Morgan. He only arrived on Saturday so he hadn’t actually had a training session‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told ( about Richard Ofori ) : “Richard is in negotiations with Orlando Pirates but as it stands right now he is a Maritzburg United player. Discussions are taking place between Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We are excited about the coming season. We start with an exciting fixture against Chiefs in the MTN8. I am confident,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “These are trying times, to be out of the game as long as we were, around four months. We’ve only really been back to training for the past five weeks,” “It’s difficult – especially when you’re not playing any friendly games – to assess whether the players are going to be ready or not. But I’m very happy with what I’ve seen from the guys in training. We’ll only truly know come match day” External link

citizen Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told : “No, you can’t null and void it. There’s so much at stake. Amateur football can do that. It [the league] has to be completed,” External link

citizen Monday, May 4, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told : “I don’t think we started well to be honest, I think in the first half we over elaborated too much. We were playing more for the fans – to entertain them than to get the result. I wasn’t happy with the performance in the first half. We knew that they would come here looking for a point. They tried to slow down the game as much as possible because ultimately they couldn’t handle our speed especially on transition, we didn’t recognise that early enough,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “But at half time I explained to him why I had to take him off…” External link

citizen Friday, February 21, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told : “I thought our first-half performance was not great at all to be brutally honest and I’ll take full responsibility for that, because as I mentioned, I made some tactical changes and I was trying to be a little bit too clever and obviously it didn’t work for us in that first half,” External link

citizen Monday, February 17, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We know how important the next two league matches are. Both of them are going to be tough — Wits‚ and three days later against Chiefs‚” “We just have to be disciplined‚ professional in terms of our application. And if we put in a good performance we stand a good chance of going on to collect points against both of these teams” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Gabriel Nyoni ) : “Gabriel [forward Gabriel Nyoni] is still out‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I thought we didn’t take our chances. Our transitions in the first half were very brilliant, I think we should have taken the lead in the first 20-30 minutes,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I thought we didn’t take our chances. Our transitions in the first half were very brilliant, I think we should have taken the lead in the first 20-30 minutes,” External link

zimeye Monday, February 3, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “It’s a derby, so it always brings a different element,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler added : “But they want to get out of their situation and for that to happen they have to come here and perform and get a result. It is up to us to ensure we don’t allow that because we have our own targets for this season,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “He is one of those strikers who will chase lost causes. Any other striker wouldn’t have chased that lost cause but that’s how he scored the goal‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler added : “I think we started the game extremely well and I thought we frustrated them. We knew they’d have a lot of possession‚ but we kept our shape and we were extremely disciplined. We pressed very well and we caught them two or three times on the transition‚” External link

businessday Monday, December 16, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “No comment, you shouldn’t be asking me this question really,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “Sirino is temperamental and if we can try to use that to our advantage then we will. But he has got a lot of qualities and he has been the most influential player so far this season. Sirino is obviously one of the players who we have earmarked as one of the threats going forward,” External link

citizen Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler added : “Pitso has a lot of depth and lots of options at his disposal and at the same time he has a habit of not changing a lot of his team. Looking at that game against Stellenbosch (Sundowns won 3-1 on Wednesday) he is taking the final seriously because he rested a lot of players,” External link

citizen Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We could have punished them today. That is no disrespect to them … but the chances we created‚ they weren’t half-chances‚ it is clear-cut chances‚ we could have scored six or seven‚” External link

businessday Monday, November 25, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “What is important is that we have come off two good home wins. We have started to create a very good record here at home, especially on Friday nights. We have gone 14 games at home that we played on a Friday night and we haven’t lost,” “We want to keep that momentum going. To keep growing the confidence and belief in the team,” External link

citizen Friday, October 11, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Jeremy Brockie ) : “He’ll definitely start on Friday. We know the qualities that Jeremy has‚” External link

businessday Friday, September 27, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “It’s a lot of new faces to bring in‚” External link

businessday Friday, September 27, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler added : “Adapting to the speed of our game and getting back into that is very difficult‚ so we’ve got to be careful in terms of how we introduce those players. I’m very happy with the squad I’ve got‚” External link

businessday Friday, September 27, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We just have to put our arms around them and keep pushing them. Gone are the days of my time when we used to swear and shout, I don’t think the footballers of today can handle that so we are going to have to put our arms around them and keep pushing them because they are capable of producing a lot more,” “I think we have a much better squad than what we had last season. I know what I see in training, I know the quality that we have and it is now a case of producing it on the field. The harsh reality is that we are judged on points. Nobody cares about the fact that we create a lot of chances yet we lost the game. What it means is that we did not collect points but I have to look at those things because they are important to win games” External link

citizen Monday, September 23, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “There was the disappointment of a loss against Black Leopards‚” External link

businessday Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : “The players have responded positively. And the fact that we are playing a massive game against Mamelodi Sundowns next makes it is easier because the players will be self-motivated for it,” “It is going to be a tough task, but there are no guarantees in this league. Anybody can beat anybody. If we can go there and give out a big performance, we can collect maximum points. Nothing is stopping us from achieving that. It is really important for us right now moving forward,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told ( about Pitso Mosimane ) : “When last did Ali Meza play, we didn’t ask for him, they requested for him to come train here. There was never a deal. Meza came here and said he has family problems and I said ok, go back. I don’t know where Pitso’s attack comes from,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told ( about Richard Ofori ) : “We are going to have our match-day captain which will be Richard Ofori,” External link

citizen Friday, August 2, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “That’s correct. We’re releasing him so that he can get game-time,” External link

times-co-sz Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler explained : “There was a terrible smell, worse than that there was some kind of product they put there that made everybody itch, even myself I was scratching everywhere. So there seems to be something in there whether it was on purpose or not I can’t say but it was difficult for us to stay in the change room,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told : “The Cosafa Cup, to me, means nothing. Those requests are going to fall on deaf ears. If any of our players are called for the Cosafa Cup, I am going to say ‘NO’,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : ”We were chasing the game‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The motivation to win a continental title is always there," External link

news24 Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:44:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Stuart Baxter ) : “I think he has a great future ahead of him as a coach‚ he has a good head on his shoulders‚ he understands the game very well and he did extremely well with the team against TP Mazembe and Horoya AC when Stuart Baxter was not here‚” External link

herald Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:29:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "It was harder than hard to win this trophy," External link

bbc Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:28:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Jeremy Brockie ) : "It's not only about Jeremy, it's about everybody providing in order for Jeremy to score. It's not only about Jeremy, if no one is providing he is not going to be able to do it on his own," "So it is about everyone understanding what their roles and responsibilities are and understanding we have a lot of quality in attack" External link

news24 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:31:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The players understand the concept of wanting to start the league on a positive note," "And I have said there is no better opportunity to do that than playing Sundowns in the first league game of the season, when they are not firing on all cylinders, and neither are we, truth be told" External link

news24 Saturday, August 19, 2017 5:34:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler confirmed : “He’s been training with us for the last couple of days because a request came in to find out if he could, so I said, ‘no problem, let’s have a look at him’,” External link

times-co-sz Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:11:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler confirmed : “He's been training with us for the last couple of days because a request came in to find out if he could, so I said, 'no problem, let’s have a look at him',” External link

observer-sz Tuesday, August 8, 2017 4:52:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler explained : “We changed our formation in the first half with the three midfielders because we know Sundowns are always a threat going forward‚ particularly wide on the wings‚” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:04:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I explained to [Lehlohonolo] Majoro and Lebo to rather let their two central defenders have the ball and not let [Lucky] Mohomi and Mabunda get on the ball. We won a lot of balls then and on the transition looked to break‚ and we created the opportunities we did‚” “I thought it was a fantastic game. Back and forward‚ up and down. Both teams’ transition play was very‚ very good. We had chances‚ they had one or two. It was a good advert for South African football” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:04:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler added : “You’ve got nothing to lose and if you win the game then you are sending a signal out there that we have quality at Cape Town City and that we mean to finish as high as we can in the league’‚” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “There are so many things he can do but tactically they play the same way irrespective of who the team is. We have to prepare ourselves the correct way and for the individual capabilities of some of the players‚” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I think the transition has been a very good one and extremely challenging one‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:06:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We have the opportunity‚ because we played them recently‚ to show the players that game‚ to show them how we hurt them and where they could have hurt us‚ so that they prepare themselves in the right way‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:39:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I am an ambitious person, and I need to be a reflection of that towards my players,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:36:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I’ve explained to the players that there are two words that are extremely important to me, the first being consistency and the other being complacency,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:36:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “The game against Chiefs is an important one for us,” External link

the-star Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:14:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I hope it is third time lucky,” External link

the-star Monday, November 28, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “When I arrived at City, and we only had 14 players, I said that I want to build a squad of players who could all contribute,” “The players in this squad aren’t there to make up the numbers, they are here to play” External link

the-star Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We knew it would be a tough against Maritzburg,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I’ve always believed that you have to make winning a habit, you have to become addicted to winning,” “And that is why I also always tell the players that they cannot be complacent because a loss is just around the corner, that’s the harsh reality of the sport. The distance between complacency and consistency is marginal, which is why they have to always keep working hard” External link

the-star Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “It was important to get a result against Chippa, and it was a good one,” External link

the-star Tuesday, November 22, 2016 11:43:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “He deserved it‚ it hasn’t been from a lack of effort. He’s worked extremely hard. He has that intelligence. Hopefully it’s the start of many for him‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “If we sat down after that game and did an analysis of where their weaknesses and strengths were‚ it could all be useless because they now could come with something completely different‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “It’s very important to stop the source. That means that when we lose possession we have to apply immediate pressure and not allow them to hit you on the counter attack. "Our transitional phase‚ from attack to defence‚ must be extremely well organised‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2:44:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "I've come to something completely new with the Cape Town City project and to be part of it and building is very exciting," "At Wits, I enjoyed the challenge of setting up the academy. It was a great learning experience" External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:21:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "What I saw against Wits is actually different to what they did in the Carling Black Label and obviously the other friendly games they've played so far this season... and in comparison what they've done last season," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 28, 2016 12:14:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler concluded : "We treat every game, irrespective of who we play, as an important fixture for us to win and I have reiterated this to the players that starting off the season with a cup like the MTN8... you got four games to win your first title that's all it is, and it is very important that you go out there with a positive mentality," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 28, 2016 12:14:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "What I saw against Wits is actually different to what they did in the Carling Black Label and obviously the other friendly games they've played so far this season... and in comparison what they've done last season," External link

allafrica Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler concluded : "We treat every game, irrespective of who we play, as an important fixture for us to win and I have reiterated this to the players that starting off the season with a cup like the MTN8... you got four games to win your first title that's all it is, and it is very important that you go out there with a positive mentality," External link

allafrica Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "What I saw against Wits is actually different to what they did in the Carling Black Label and obviously the other friendly games they've played so far this season... and in comparison what they've done last season," External link

allafrica Friday, August 26, 2016 1:48:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler concluded : "We treat every game, irrespective of who we play, as an important fixture for us to win and I have reiterated this to the players that starting off the season with a cup like the MTN8... you got four games to win your first title that's all it is, and it is very important that you go out there with a positive mentality," External link

allafrica Friday, August 26, 2016 1:48:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “The pressure is on them‚ they come in as favourites‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:55:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The pressure is on them‚" "After a first league match against Wits where both are title contenders‚ it was always going to be an interesting one to see who would come through that and quietly I am happy they lost because they are now under more pressure" External link

bdlive Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:23:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The pressure is on them‚" "After a first league match against Wits where both are title contenders‚ it was always going to be an interesting one to see who would come through that and quietly I am happy they lost because they are now under more pressure" External link

businessday Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:10:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The boys now will get a five-week break, something they haven’t had in almost three seasons. So they will come back a lot more invigorated and ready to start the season," "We let ourselves down in the first half. We gave the ball away right from kick-off and SuperSport had a strike at goal," External link

bdlive Monday, May 30, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The boys now will get a five-week break, something they haven’t had in almost three seasons. So they will come back a lot more invigorated and ready to start the season," "We let ourselves down in the first half. We gave the ball away right from kick-off and SuperSport had a strike at goal," External link

businessday Monday, May 30, 2016 8:19:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "It's important for me to win the Nedbank Cup. In all walks of life the first thing you get questioned about is your experience. The second thing is whether you have won trophies. When you win trophies, then all of a sudden you are experienced. Hopefully I can do that in my first season, but it's going to be a tough task," External link

thetimes-za Friday, May 27, 2016 9:42:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We shall have to strengthen our defense and hope that we can also get and away goal in the return,” External link

in2eastafrica Monday, March 16, 2015 7:38:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "I have had more time to work with the team now," External link

news24 Friday, March 6, 2015 12:52:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "We prepare for every game the same way, and that is to try to collect the three points. Obviously for myself, and for the team, it would be great to get the result as a bit of payback for the last one," External link

thetimes-za Friday, March 6, 2015 10:38:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "We prepare for every game the same way, and that is to try to collect the three points. Obviously for myself, and for the team, it would be great to get the result as a bit of payback for the last one," External link

bdlive Friday, March 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "We prepare for every game the same way, and that is to try to collect the three points. Obviously for myself, and for the team, it would be great to get the result as a bit of payback for the last one," External link

businessday Friday, March 6, 2015 7:45:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The game could not have started in better fashion with the goal scored by Mpho Makola in only the first minute," "But deep into the second half instead of retaining possession and turning defence into attack, there was a great deal of static play in our make-up and this played into Polokwane City's hands, while not putting enough pressure on their defence" External link

news24 Sunday, March 1, 2015 4:41:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “Look realistically it’s unlikely for Kaizer Chiefs to lose six matches and we would need to win our 13 remaining matches just to be on equal points with them,” External link

news24 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:12:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "It was vital for us to bolster the defence. Getting Mpontshane is very good. We want to have a strong goal-keeping department. Tshepo is a young and talented defender who has done well over the last couple of seasons," External link

bdlive Wednesday, February 4, 2015 8:26:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "It was vital for us to bolster the defence. Getting Mpontshane is very good. We want to have a strong goal-keeping department. Tshepo is a young and talented defender who has done well over the last couple of seasons," External link

businessday Wednesday, February 4, 2015 8:16:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Irvin Khoza ) : "This is great news and thanks to our chairman Irvin Khoza and his management for pulling off such a deal," "The two players possess real qualities which will go a long way in making this team a force to be reckoned with. I am happy to have them both on board and we are looking forward to their contributions" External link

news24 Monday, February 2, 2015 7:16:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Daine Klate ) : "We will miss them especially Klate but life goes on. I've had close to five weeks working with these players and what I have seen here is a team ready to finish as runner-up unless Chiefs slip along the way," "We also have the Confederations Cup and Nedbank Cup to play for so, I am excited about the preparations" External link

news24 Monday, February 2, 2015 7:16:00 PM EAT



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Eric Tinkler

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Eric Tinkler commented : “I’m happy for the team. We’ve been working extremely hard in the final third to score goals and we got them this evening. Hopefully, that now builds the confidence and morale of the team. The psychological side of the game is so important, and a lot of people don’t see that. We needed this result,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “This has always been one of my favourite stadiums,” External link

citizen Monday, May 24, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "This has always been one of my favourite stadiums, I was part of the beginnings of the club, it's first season and it ended up being a fantastic season," External link

the-star Monday, May 24, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler told : “It is two games now where we have had to deal with a red card,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler concluded : “That’s what I picked up at half time. We tend to panic on the ball, we don’t recognise the spaces we have available to us and we end up losing the ball cheaply and I think that is because of the lack of confidence and lack of morale – it’s going to be difficult to try and regain that when you are losing. We will have to work on it during the week,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “It’s difficult, I can’t really explain. I was originally told that he would be joining us and he didn’t. That’s all I can say‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Dan Morgan ) : “I felt for the boy. He had to come on for Dan Morgan. He only arrived on Saturday so he hadn’t actually had a training session‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told ( about Richard Ofori ) : “Richard is in negotiations with Orlando Pirates but as it stands right now he is a Maritzburg United player. Discussions are taking place between Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We are excited about the coming season. We start with an exciting fixture against Chiefs in the MTN8. I am confident,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “These are trying times, to be out of the game as long as we were, around four months. We’ve only really been back to training for the past five weeks,” “It’s difficult – especially when you’re not playing any friendly games – to assess whether the players are going to be ready or not. But I’m very happy with what I’ve seen from the guys in training. We’ll only truly know come match day” External link

citizen Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told : “No, you can’t null and void it. There’s so much at stake. Amateur football can do that. It [the league] has to be completed,” External link

citizen Monday, May 4, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told : “I don’t think we started well to be honest, I think in the first half we over elaborated too much. We were playing more for the fans – to entertain them than to get the result. I wasn’t happy with the performance in the first half. We knew that they would come here looking for a point. They tried to slow down the game as much as possible because ultimately they couldn’t handle our speed especially on transition, we didn’t recognise that early enough,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “But at half time I explained to him why I had to take him off…” External link

citizen Friday, February 21, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told : “I thought our first-half performance was not great at all to be brutally honest and I’ll take full responsibility for that, because as I mentioned, I made some tactical changes and I was trying to be a little bit too clever and obviously it didn’t work for us in that first half,” External link

citizen Monday, February 17, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We know how important the next two league matches are. Both of them are going to be tough — Wits‚ and three days later against Chiefs‚” “We just have to be disciplined‚ professional in terms of our application. And if we put in a good performance we stand a good chance of going on to collect points against both of these teams” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Gabriel Nyoni ) : “Gabriel [forward Gabriel Nyoni] is still out‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I thought we didn’t take our chances. Our transitions in the first half were very brilliant, I think we should have taken the lead in the first 20-30 minutes,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I thought we didn’t take our chances. Our transitions in the first half were very brilliant, I think we should have taken the lead in the first 20-30 minutes,” External link

zimeye Monday, February 3, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “It’s a derby, so it always brings a different element,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler added : “But they want to get out of their situation and for that to happen they have to come here and perform and get a result. It is up to us to ensure we don’t allow that because we have our own targets for this season,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “He is one of those strikers who will chase lost causes. Any other striker wouldn’t have chased that lost cause but that’s how he scored the goal‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler added : “I think we started the game extremely well and I thought we frustrated them. We knew they’d have a lot of possession‚ but we kept our shape and we were extremely disciplined. We pressed very well and we caught them two or three times on the transition‚” External link

businessday Monday, December 16, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “No comment, you shouldn’t be asking me this question really,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “Sirino is temperamental and if we can try to use that to our advantage then we will. But he has got a lot of qualities and he has been the most influential player so far this season. Sirino is obviously one of the players who we have earmarked as one of the threats going forward,” External link

citizen Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler added : “Pitso has a lot of depth and lots of options at his disposal and at the same time he has a habit of not changing a lot of his team. Looking at that game against Stellenbosch (Sundowns won 3-1 on Wednesday) he is taking the final seriously because he rested a lot of players,” External link

citizen Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We could have punished them today. That is no disrespect to them … but the chances we created‚ they weren’t half-chances‚ it is clear-cut chances‚ we could have scored six or seven‚” External link

businessday Monday, November 25, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “What is important is that we have come off two good home wins. We have started to create a very good record here at home, especially on Friday nights. We have gone 14 games at home that we played on a Friday night and we haven’t lost,” “We want to keep that momentum going. To keep growing the confidence and belief in the team,” External link

citizen Friday, October 11, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Jeremy Brockie ) : “He’ll definitely start on Friday. We know the qualities that Jeremy has‚” External link

businessday Friday, September 27, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “It’s a lot of new faces to bring in‚” External link

businessday Friday, September 27, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler added : “Adapting to the speed of our game and getting back into that is very difficult‚ so we’ve got to be careful in terms of how we introduce those players. I’m very happy with the squad I’ve got‚” External link

businessday Friday, September 27, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We just have to put our arms around them and keep pushing them. Gone are the days of my time when we used to swear and shout, I don’t think the footballers of today can handle that so we are going to have to put our arms around them and keep pushing them because they are capable of producing a lot more,” “I think we have a much better squad than what we had last season. I know what I see in training, I know the quality that we have and it is now a case of producing it on the field. The harsh reality is that we are judged on points. Nobody cares about the fact that we create a lot of chances yet we lost the game. What it means is that we did not collect points but I have to look at those things because they are important to win games” External link

citizen Monday, September 23, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “There was the disappointment of a loss against Black Leopards‚” External link

businessday Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Mamelodi Sundowns ) : “The players have responded positively. And the fact that we are playing a massive game against Mamelodi Sundowns next makes it is easier because the players will be self-motivated for it,” “It is going to be a tough task, but there are no guarantees in this league. Anybody can beat anybody. If we can go there and give out a big performance, we can collect maximum points. Nothing is stopping us from achieving that. It is really important for us right now moving forward,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told ( about Pitso Mosimane ) : “When last did Ali Meza play, we didn’t ask for him, they requested for him to come train here. There was never a deal. Meza came here and said he has family problems and I said ok, go back. I don’t know where Pitso’s attack comes from,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told ( about Richard Ofori ) : “We are going to have our match-day captain which will be Richard Ofori,” External link

citizen Friday, August 2, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “That’s correct. We’re releasing him so that he can get game-time,” External link

times-co-sz Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler explained : “There was a terrible smell, worse than that there was some kind of product they put there that made everybody itch, even myself I was scratching everywhere. So there seems to be something in there whether it was on purpose or not I can’t say but it was difficult for us to stay in the change room,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler told : “The Cosafa Cup, to me, means nothing. Those requests are going to fall on deaf ears. If any of our players are called for the Cosafa Cup, I am going to say ‘NO’,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : ”We were chasing the game‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The motivation to win a continental title is always there," External link

news24 Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:44:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Stuart Baxter ) : “I think he has a great future ahead of him as a coach‚ he has a good head on his shoulders‚ he understands the game very well and he did extremely well with the team against TP Mazembe and Horoya AC when Stuart Baxter was not here‚” External link

herald Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:29:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "It was harder than hard to win this trophy," External link

bbc Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:28:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Jeremy Brockie ) : "It's not only about Jeremy, it's about everybody providing in order for Jeremy to score. It's not only about Jeremy, if no one is providing he is not going to be able to do it on his own," "So it is about everyone understanding what their roles and responsibilities are and understanding we have a lot of quality in attack" External link

news24 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:31:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The players understand the concept of wanting to start the league on a positive note," "And I have said there is no better opportunity to do that than playing Sundowns in the first league game of the season, when they are not firing on all cylinders, and neither are we, truth be told" External link

news24 Saturday, August 19, 2017 5:34:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler confirmed : “He’s been training with us for the last couple of days because a request came in to find out if he could, so I said, ‘no problem, let’s have a look at him’,” External link

times-co-sz Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:11:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler confirmed : “He's been training with us for the last couple of days because a request came in to find out if he could, so I said, 'no problem, let’s have a look at him',” External link

observer-sz Tuesday, August 8, 2017 4:52:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler explained : “We changed our formation in the first half with the three midfielders because we know Sundowns are always a threat going forward‚ particularly wide on the wings‚” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:04:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I explained to [Lehlohonolo] Majoro and Lebo to rather let their two central defenders have the ball and not let [Lucky] Mohomi and Mabunda get on the ball. We won a lot of balls then and on the transition looked to break‚ and we created the opportunities we did‚” “I thought it was a fantastic game. Back and forward‚ up and down. Both teams’ transition play was very‚ very good. We had chances‚ they had one or two. It was a good advert for South African football” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:04:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler added : “You’ve got nothing to lose and if you win the game then you are sending a signal out there that we have quality at Cape Town City and that we mean to finish as high as we can in the league’‚” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “There are so many things he can do but tactically they play the same way irrespective of who the team is. We have to prepare ourselves the correct way and for the individual capabilities of some of the players‚” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I think the transition has been a very good one and extremely challenging one‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:06:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We have the opportunity‚ because we played them recently‚ to show the players that game‚ to show them how we hurt them and where they could have hurt us‚ so that they prepare themselves in the right way‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:39:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I am an ambitious person, and I need to be a reflection of that towards my players,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:36:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I’ve explained to the players that there are two words that are extremely important to me, the first being consistency and the other being complacency,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:36:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “The game against Chiefs is an important one for us,” External link

the-star Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:14:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I hope it is third time lucky,” External link

the-star Monday, November 28, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “When I arrived at City, and we only had 14 players, I said that I want to build a squad of players who could all contribute,” “The players in this squad aren’t there to make up the numbers, they are here to play” External link

the-star Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We knew it would be a tough against Maritzburg,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “I’ve always believed that you have to make winning a habit, you have to become addicted to winning,” “And that is why I also always tell the players that they cannot be complacent because a loss is just around the corner, that’s the harsh reality of the sport. The distance between complacency and consistency is marginal, which is why they have to always keep working hard” External link

the-star Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “It was important to get a result against Chippa, and it was a good one,” External link

the-star Tuesday, November 22, 2016 11:43:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “He deserved it‚ it hasn’t been from a lack of effort. He’s worked extremely hard. He has that intelligence. Hopefully it’s the start of many for him‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “If we sat down after that game and did an analysis of where their weaknesses and strengths were‚ it could all be useless because they now could come with something completely different‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “It’s very important to stop the source. That means that when we lose possession we have to apply immediate pressure and not allow them to hit you on the counter attack. "Our transitional phase‚ from attack to defence‚ must be extremely well organised‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2:44:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "I've come to something completely new with the Cape Town City project and to be part of it and building is very exciting," "At Wits, I enjoyed the challenge of setting up the academy. It was a great learning experience" External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:21:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "What I saw against Wits is actually different to what they did in the Carling Black Label and obviously the other friendly games they've played so far this season... and in comparison what they've done last season," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 28, 2016 12:14:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler concluded : "We treat every game, irrespective of who we play, as an important fixture for us to win and I have reiterated this to the players that starting off the season with a cup like the MTN8... you got four games to win your first title that's all it is, and it is very important that you go out there with a positive mentality," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 28, 2016 12:14:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "What I saw against Wits is actually different to what they did in the Carling Black Label and obviously the other friendly games they've played so far this season... and in comparison what they've done last season," External link

allafrica Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler concluded : "We treat every game, irrespective of who we play, as an important fixture for us to win and I have reiterated this to the players that starting off the season with a cup like the MTN8... you got four games to win your first title that's all it is, and it is very important that you go out there with a positive mentality," External link

allafrica Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "What I saw against Wits is actually different to what they did in the Carling Black Label and obviously the other friendly games they've played so far this season... and in comparison what they've done last season," External link

allafrica Friday, August 26, 2016 1:48:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler concluded : "We treat every game, irrespective of who we play, as an important fixture for us to win and I have reiterated this to the players that starting off the season with a cup like the MTN8... you got four games to win your first title that's all it is, and it is very important that you go out there with a positive mentality," External link

allafrica Friday, August 26, 2016 1:48:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “The pressure is on them‚ they come in as favourites‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:55:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The pressure is on them‚" "After a first league match against Wits where both are title contenders‚ it was always going to be an interesting one to see who would come through that and quietly I am happy they lost because they are now under more pressure" External link

bdlive Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:23:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The pressure is on them‚" "After a first league match against Wits where both are title contenders‚ it was always going to be an interesting one to see who would come through that and quietly I am happy they lost because they are now under more pressure" External link

businessday Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:10:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The boys now will get a five-week break, something they haven’t had in almost three seasons. So they will come back a lot more invigorated and ready to start the season," "We let ourselves down in the first half. We gave the ball away right from kick-off and SuperSport had a strike at goal," External link

bdlive Monday, May 30, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The boys now will get a five-week break, something they haven’t had in almost three seasons. So they will come back a lot more invigorated and ready to start the season," "We let ourselves down in the first half. We gave the ball away right from kick-off and SuperSport had a strike at goal," External link

businessday Monday, May 30, 2016 8:19:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "It's important for me to win the Nedbank Cup. In all walks of life the first thing you get questioned about is your experience. The second thing is whether you have won trophies. When you win trophies, then all of a sudden you are experienced. Hopefully I can do that in my first season, but it's going to be a tough task," External link

thetimes-za Friday, May 27, 2016 9:42:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “We shall have to strengthen our defense and hope that we can also get and away goal in the return,” External link

in2eastafrica Monday, March 16, 2015 7:38:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "I have had more time to work with the team now," External link

news24 Friday, March 6, 2015 12:52:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "We prepare for every game the same way, and that is to try to collect the three points. Obviously for myself, and for the team, it would be great to get the result as a bit of payback for the last one," External link

thetimes-za Friday, March 6, 2015 10:38:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "We prepare for every game the same way, and that is to try to collect the three points. Obviously for myself, and for the team, it would be great to get the result as a bit of payback for the last one," External link

bdlive Friday, March 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "We prepare for every game the same way, and that is to try to collect the three points. Obviously for myself, and for the team, it would be great to get the result as a bit of payback for the last one," External link

businessday Friday, March 6, 2015 7:45:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "The game could not have started in better fashion with the goal scored by Mpho Makola in only the first minute," "But deep into the second half instead of retaining possession and turning defence into attack, there was a great deal of static play in our make-up and this played into Polokwane City's hands, while not putting enough pressure on their defence" External link

news24 Sunday, March 1, 2015 4:41:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : “Look realistically it’s unlikely for Kaizer Chiefs to lose six matches and we would need to win our 13 remaining matches just to be on equal points with them,” External link

news24 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:12:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "It was vital for us to bolster the defence. Getting Mpontshane is very good. We want to have a strong goal-keeping department. Tshepo is a young and talented defender who has done well over the last couple of seasons," External link

bdlive Wednesday, February 4, 2015 8:26:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said : "It was vital for us to bolster the defence. Getting Mpontshane is very good. We want to have a strong goal-keeping department. Tshepo is a young and talented defender who has done well over the last couple of seasons," External link

businessday Wednesday, February 4, 2015 8:16:00 AM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Irvin Khoza ) : "This is great news and thanks to our chairman Irvin Khoza and his management for pulling off such a deal," "The two players possess real qualities which will go a long way in making this team a force to be reckoned with. I am happy to have them both on board and we are looking forward to their contributions" External link

news24 Monday, February 2, 2015 7:16:00 PM EAT

Eric Tinkler said ( about Daine Klate ) : "We will miss them especially Klate but life goes on. I've had close to five weeks working with these players and what I have seen here is a team ready to finish as runner-up unless Chiefs slip along the way," "We also have the Confederations Cup and Nedbank Cup to play for so, I am excited about the preparations" External link

news24 Monday, February 2, 2015 7:16:00 PM EAT



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