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The pressure method: what is behind Barak Bacher's outburst in this season's game? - Walla! sport


Why does the Maccabi Haifa coach lose it mainly in big games? What is the role of his assistants in bullying the judges and does it work? Moshe Booker advises the coach not to follow Mourinho's path

Summary: Maccabi Tel Aviv - Maccabi Haifa 0:3 (Sport1)

A new guy came to the neighborhood.

Barak Becher receives a flood of superlatives (and rightfully so), he enjoys the status of the number 1 coach in the Premier League.

He is intelligent, he is likable, he is an interviewee who does not shy away from annoying questions, and he even knows how to answer very honestly, even after embarrassing losses and severe setbacks.

Bacher has made incredible achievements in recent years, but sometimes it seems that he is kicking the bucket of milk that he struggled to fill year after year, he decides that he is tired of receiving compliments from many broadcasters, commentators, and columnists, and he decides to annoy everyone.

Sometimes it seems that he wants to shatter the stigma of a reserved coach.

the intelligent

The one who knows how to lose with dignity and quickly shake everyone's hand, like a true gentleman.

Bacher is an excellent coach.

He already has five championships, he has a good chance to win a sixth championship in a row and register an unprecedented achievement.

Bacher has more titles, he even has impressive achievements in the European arena.

Also with Hapoel Beer Sheva in the European League, and also with Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League.

In the professional aspect, Bachar no longer needs to prove anything to anyone.

At a young age, 43, he is already considered one of the greatest and most talented coaches we've had here, and at this rate, he may yet win the title of the greatest of all from Dror Kashtan.

Bacher has proven in recent years that he is not a permanent coach.

Not old fashioned, not defensive, and understands the game well.

Bacher is also considered one of the great tacticians we had on the lines.

Even mentions Shlomo Sharaf.

Some claim that Bacher has exhausted himself in Israeli football and he dreams of winning the sixth championship and finding a job overseas.

Not in Cyprus.

in one of the best leagues in Europe.

Could it be that his intense desire to be the greatest of all, to record an unprecedented feat of three consecutive championships with two different teams, caused him to behave in a disrespectful, disrespectful and inappropriate manner yesterday in Bloomfield?

Definately not.

His behavior is not accidental.

Barak Bacher (Photo: GettyImages, Gualter Fatia)

Barak Bacher's behavior yesterday in Bloomfield is part of the worldview of the successful coach.

At least that's how it looks from the side.

Maccabi Haifa came to the game this season after 11 consecutive victories, when many had already crowned them as champions, and precisely in the game that was supposed to actually close the story of the championship, Becher's machine fell apart.

The coach's taunting of referee Oral Greenfeld and his call to show him a yellow, just after his player Muhammad Abu Fani was sent off, is no accident.

Over the years, Barak Becher has adapted to himself a regular pattern of conduct in everything related to judges.

It started in Hapoel Beer Sheva and continues for the third season in Maccabi Haifa.

How Bacher said at the end of the loss to Maccabi: "I told the referee, 'Bring me a yellow and he brought me a red.' the judge.

The sharp eyes of the professional, those who follow the happenings on the bench of Maccabi Haifa, and especially on the lines, surely see a regular pattern of conduct there.

It's not about spitting, not something accidental, Barak Bacher's behavior on the lines is part of his work plan, it's part of his strategy as a successful coach.

Those who follow Barak Bacher must have noticed that he also followed the same strategy in Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

And he must have said to himself, if it worked so well in Beer Sheva, then why not continue with the same line in Maccabi Haifa?.

After all, you can't argue with successes.

Talk with the eyes.

Guy Sarfati (Photo: Kobi Eliyahu)

After every title that Barak Becher won, he knew how to praise his professional team.

Bacher knew over the years to choose a winning team.

And beyond the professional matters, in everything related to conduct on the bench and on the lines, there is a clear division of labor in Bacher's group.

It is divided between him, and his loyal assistant Guy Sarfati, and the veteran fitness trainer Dror Shimshon.

Bacher likes and practices well not only the style of pressuring the opposing players, but also the referees.

He and his team do this with extraordinary skill, with rare and well-timed coordination.

And everything depends on what happens on the field.

After years of failures and crashes, Barak Becher managed to build a healthy and successful club in Maccabi Haifa.

Bachar manages the system at the highest level available.

And he does it alone.

Without a professional manager, without the owner's representative, without a battery of officials and foreign professionals.

Bachar built a well-oiled, disciplined system, he built an empire in Haifa.

Much bigger than the one we knew in the distant past.

Bacher didn't just think about a game method, he wasn't content with preparing an alternative game plan in case they fell behind, he wasn't content with tactical preparation according to each opponent he was playing against, Bacher also thought about the psychological side.

Not only of his players, not only of the opponent's coach and players, but also and especially that of the referees.

You have to follow the bench of Maccabi Haifa, see the glances between Bacher, French and Samson, the winks between them, they talk to each other with the glances.

Sometimes Bacher shouts and comments to the center judge, sometimes to the line judge, and sometimes to the fourth judge.

This will of course be accompanied by hand movements, such that the referee will see from a distance and understand that Bakr is nervous about the refereeing.

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Losing it mostly in season games.

Barak Bacher (Photo: Maor Alxalsi)

And just before the referee loses his patience with him, Guy Sarfati hurries to get up from the bench and warn the referee, Koven, the fourth referee, and him too of course, while waving his hands in nervous movements.

And if necessary (and sometimes necessary), goalkeeper coach Dror Shimshon jumps from the bench and comments to the referees.

And so the melody repeats.

Bacher always makes sure that the referees see that he is disappointed with them, that they are wrong, that they are doing his team a terrible injustice.

Sometimes Bacher goes wild and gets a yellow card, sometimes a Frenchman yells at the referee and gets a yellow card, and sometimes it's Samson.

And in the games of the season, Becher, Sharafti and Samson go off the rails and receive red cards.

It seems that Bachar doesn't mind being sometimes stately and a moment after neighborhood.

He doesn't care what people say about him, and he doesn't care to suffer the ostracism that comes with criticism.

His goal is clear.

To show strength, to show power, to scare the judging team and give them a feeling that they owe it to his team.

At least that's how it looks from the side.

Especially in season games, Barak Becher loses it.

As the coach of Hapoel Beer Sheva, in a match against Maccabi Haifa, Bacher lashed out at referee Roi Reinschreiber and told him "You are a shame."

It happened after the referee sent Louis Taha away.

Bakr continued and told the judge: "You are a shame and a disgrace."

As the coach of Maccabi Haifa, in this season's game in Be'er Sheva, in the famous game in which Raz Meir was sent off at halftime after an argument with Eric Bando, who was Roni Levy's assistant, he lashed out at referee Roy Reinschreiber and told him: "Shame, there was no such thing, just a scandal."

Becher completely lost it and went towards the Be'er Sheva bench and threw some inappropriate remarks at Bendo and Levy.

And there were other games in which Bacher lost his statesmanship and behaved in a disdainful and arrogant manner.

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Mourinho (Photo: GettyImages, FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP)

To the credit of Guy Sarfati and Dror Samson, they obey the unwritten procedure.

Have you ever seen a gym coach who was removed from several games and fined?

Dror Samson

He even entered the referees' dressing room and refused to leave until he received a red.

and absorbed red.

Have you ever seen an assistant coach who was suspended for three games and fined?

French guy.

And all because of an outburst and insulting a judge.

The texts are often fixed: "What you are doing is a shame and disgrace".

This statement led to a three-game ban for French (to French's credit, he immediately posted an Instagram post admitting he was wrong and apologizing).

Could it be that Bacher decided to adopt the methods invented by Mourinho?

Can be.

The behavior pattern of both is similar.

Both often mess with the refereeing, both allow their professional staff to participate in bullying the referees, and both receive expulsion from the pitches.

Both believe that the pressure method will bear fruit in the end.

Don't get confused.

Barak Becher is an excellent coach.

Excellent coach even.

And usually also a pleasant person.

He is also one of the few coaches who knows how to criticize himself and praise the opponents who perpetuate him.

But whoever is racing for the sixth championship in a row and wants to win the title of the greatest Israeli coach of all time, he is advised to change his style.

Not on the field.

on the lines

  • sport

  • Israeli soccer

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  • Barak Bacher

  • Maccabi Haifa

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