07/08 COLCHONERO OBJECTIVES
The one competition we had a genuine shot at winning and we crashed out of it against Valencia. VALENCIA! FULL-CRISIS MODE VALENCIA.
How did it happen? Well, after going up 2-0, Cléber gifts them their first goal. You remember Cléber, right? The €6 million Brasilian who was signed by Pitarch & Gil Marín. Two men who love wasting good money on mediocre players.
As a fellow blogger (Sergio) puts it, “This team is a disaster; no one knows how to play football. Maxi has been horrible, Luís García can already start looking for a new team, Reyes [is a joke], and above all, Agüero and Forlán must be asking themselves, “Why are we here?”
A bit over-the-top, but I couldn’t agree more. At 2-0 up, it was OUR game to win. Instead, our rubbish players destroyed what little chance we had left.
If it’s not Cléber, it’s Pablo. If it’s not Reyes, it’s Eller. And so on and so forth.
Seriously, how the hell are we going to get through this season with such a rubbish defence and no playmaker?
Luck? We don’t have that either.
I don’t know what else to say. I’m angry, disappointed, and frustrated.
Positives? Agüero, Forlán, and Raul played well. Of particular note, Miguel also played rather well with the few minutes Aguirre gave him. Will the Mexican give him more playing time? Who knows? I honestly have no faith in the man.
So, anyway…what else is left on our list for this season?
Impossible at this point. 16 points separates us from the #1 spot, mostly due to dropping points as a result of poor finishing or poor defending (eg Murcia, Villarreal, Almeria, Mallorca, Espanyol, Recreativo).
The only Cup competition we have left, and, truth be told, a tough one to crack when compared to the Copa. Nevertheless, I hope that we continue to progress in this one. Next up: struggling Bolton away…
Still a possibility, but then again, who the hell knows with the way we’ve been playing? I’m still hopeful of at least a #4 finish…it’s be a miracle. (It’s the only way we can assure ourselves of not losing any top players during the summer.)
Our next five (Liga) games:
-home to Real Murcia (#17)
-away to Racing (#6)
-home to Athletic Bilbao (#16)
-away to Osasuna (#23)
-home to Barcelona (#2)
The next four, in particular, are absolute must-wins. Barcelona will be the toughest test– anything we can take out of this game would be a plus.
…Next up? Home to Murcia (LIGA).
It’ll be good to have Raul & Motta in the midfield. Both should be in tip-top shape.