Monday, December 14, 2009
It's good to be back here and talk to you about one of our greatest passion. I want to apologyze for the time I took away from the blog. I just finished my last semester in school and that kept me pretty busy. Also, as we all know, our team was not doing so great and that also made me pissed and lose the motivation to write. But the season is over and I am glad that it is. It was hard to see our team in the bottom of the ranking week after week.
At least we go an spot in the next Sulamericana Cup. Sure it is no Libertadores but at least it is an international tournament and a team like ours can't be spending a whole year, as it just did, without playing outside Brazil. And maybe, one day, this cup will be worth a lot.
But what is past we will keep in the past and now the Santos' future look much better. We have a new president: Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro. He is the main face to our hopes. He will bring fresh bood and attitude to our team. It is hard not to get excited with his project since he promisses a open and clear administration and a great source of money that comes from successful business men around the world. If all goes well the money will bring us the players we need. Another of his goals is to make Santos FC "bigger". Marketing will be a important tool for it.
In my next posts, I will analyze the changes as they are implemented and talk about the new coach and players.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Today at the
Zagueiros: Adailton, André Astorga, Eli Sabiá, Fabão
Laterais: George Lucas, Léo, Pará
Volantes: Emerson, Rodrigo Mancha, Rodrigo Souto, Germano
Meias: Madson, Robson
Atacantes: André, Felipe Azevedo, Gil, Neymar, Kléber Pereira
Jean was supposed to make his debut but a thigh strain keeps him out of the match. Ganso is away on international duty with the U20 team. Gil makes the squad after he and Edu Dracena signed officialy for the club on Friday. Unfortunately Edu is currently injured. We could really use him.
Luxa will most likely set out the team in a 4-3-2-1. The team should be:
Felipe, George Lucas, Fabão, Eli Sabiá e Léo; Emerson, Rodrigo Souto e Germano; Róbson, Madson e Kleber Pereira
Again three volantes will be deployed. Luxa seems to be looking for a draw. After a lukewarm performance against Botafogo, let's hope that the team shows some more effort today.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Alan Patrick (meia)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
the game agaist Fluminense wasn't our best performance. We played a weak team that showed why they are in last place in this championship. But a win is always a win and that's what matters. Our goal of being in the next Libertadores Cup is still alive. We are not far at all from the qualifying zone.
Besides the 3 points that we've got, a couple of other things are importante highlight from game. First, Santos has a lot to improve. The first half was ok but the second half was ridiculous! A great portion of our winning came from the quality of our oponent. We'll need to play much better if we want to win our next games.What made the diference was the individual talentes of players such as Ganso, Madson, George Lucas ( I'm actualy pretty excited about this guy) and Emerson. By the way, Emerson is far from his best game but we all saw the team playing better while he was on the field. Also, it is important to remember that it was another game without being scored against. Second, it was nice to see the yonger players making the diference. Andre and Ganso showed that they know the game and that thay can be a important asset for out team. Third, I was pleased with our fans. They were there and did what they had to do to support and motivate the group. Vila belmiro needs to be, again, what it is knonw for. The visitor team must fear us in our own stadium again.
Tomorrow we play Corinthians. We have a good chance to win this one as well if we present a better game than the one presented Sunday. The numbers can prove that. My brother will be at Pacaembu Stadium representing the Casado Family. VAI PRA CIMA DELES, SANTOS!!!!
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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Pele Does Not Agree with Luxemburgo and Says it is Too Early for Santos to Give Up The Next Libertadores
Monday, August 10, 2009
When the game began Santos showed that his purposes was to win at any cost. And with almost 10 minutes of game Madson scores, Vila Belmiro explodes. Avaí is one of the best teams on our championship. A little team from a city with no tradition in soccer, they came from the lower divisions of brazilian soccer and are impressing everyone with fast passes and a solid defense.
Even ahead on the score, Santos was still playing on equal conditions with Avaí, letting tem get too close to our goal.
On the beggining of the second half Santos was still fighting to achieve another goal, and it came with six minutes. Like someone rising from the dead Kleber Pereira scored for a great celebration. What I saw was amazing. Even after everybody's celebration of the goal, the crowd kept claping hands for Kleber Pereira.
But then Avaí scored and scored again. A draw on the score and sadness all around. We still had 20 minutes of game at least. But we saw a repeated chapter of a desperate team, a kid that just fall on the ground, a number 9 losing dozens of goals and an imature goalkeeper.
And the sensation that the draw felt like a deception.
I confess that I did not even want to write on the game. The score was a great disappointment. It was painful because before the game we all had that feeling that the team was going to get to the upper side of the chart. Sure we know our team’s limitations but we came from two straight winnings on the road and things were looks a little better. The heart breaking part of this game is that it happened in our home field and we were winning by 2X0. We could almost feel the 3 points already but then something happened and we only got 1.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
The relationship between Santos and Eller started to go bad when Santos offered him to Sao Paulo and to Gremio. On that ocasion, the team wanted to get rid of the player because of his high salary, which was one of the highest on the whole team. Since none of the transactions went through, Santos tried to cut Eller's salaries by half but he did not accepted it.
In July, one day before the game agaist Sport, the defender asked not to play so he would not reach thet number of games that would make impossible for him to be transfered to another team in this year's competition.
This attitude was all that Santos' general managers needed. That was the excuse that was missing to determine the breach of contract. Not even the arrivel of the new coach, Luxemburgo, who wanted to play the defender, made the managers change thier minds.
For the Portuguese version, click here
Friday, August 7, 2009
Luxa decided to spare his atletes for tomorrow since the they were still in need of rest because of the problems they faced with the two hour late flight last Thursday night.
That was the main reason why the players were spared during practice. By doing so, Luxa might be keeping the same players that won Coritiba last Wednesday in Cascavel. The only doubt is who will be playing in in the midle field position together with Ganso and Madson. The options are: Rodrigo Mancha and Germano, who is coming back from suspencion.
"Who decides who plays is Wanderley. But I think that the starters agaisnt Coxa did a good job. We were able to get the three points and we hope coach keeps the same player together. But whoever goes in to the field tomorrow will do whatever it takes to win those three points", said Madson.
Triguinho was the only "new" player in practice this Friday. He has been recovering from a surgery in his right foot.
For the Portuguese version click here
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
One more victory, thanks to Paulo "the goose" Henrique, Coritiba 0 x 1 Santos.
I didn´t see the game, I just followed on the internet. But it seemed that Santos searched for the goal the whole game. Hope we go to the third following victory next saturday at our home, against Avaí.
Tonight Santos will face Coritiba at the Cascavel in the 17th round of the Brasileirão.
History and Form
In the Brasileirão Santos have faced Coritiba 24 times. Santos’ record is 14 wins, 3 draws, and 7 losses. Santos’ last game was a heart stopping 2x1 last minute win against Náutico. Coritiba’s was away to Atlético Mineiro where they lost 3x2 in a tight game.
Fabio Costa, Adailton, Triguinho and Maikon Leite are still unavailable as a result of injury. Roberto Brum is now available after being suspended. New signings George Lucas and Emerson are not a part of the squad. Reports have said that Neymar will not be starting even after his great performance against Nautico. His role seems to be that of an impact player.
No squad list was available.
Santos are currently in 12th place in the table on 20 points, four points ahead of Náutico.
I won't be able to see the match since I have to study for finals tomorrow. Let's hope that Luxa pulls this one out. I hope his using Neymar as an impact player doesn't backfire.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
So our next match will be against Coritiba, next Wedsneday, at the city of Cascavel (Coritiba was punished with the loss of one game at their home, due to the problems with their supporters).
Until there, Luxemburgo will have an essential time to organize the team, test our new players and give his identity to the tatics.
Other players, (like Kleber Pereira just to give an example) will have an extra chance of training and get a better physical condition.
No, we are not talking about the famous movie director. George Lucas comes to Santos to play on the right side of the defense (a position with poor players). He was revealed on Grêmio and played 4 seaons on Celta de Vigo, from Spain.
Right now he´s making medical exams and setting the last details of his contract.
It happened on august 2nd, on the Rua Javari stadium against Juventus.
The final score was Santos 4 x 0 Juventus (the facts are really messed, on Santos official website it says 4x0, but on other reviews it says 4x2, I´ll stay with Santos website). WHen asked about this goal Pelé says that the Juventus supporters were bothering him during all the game, and for them he made a gesture sinalizing "wait just a little".
And when the moment came The King covered three players with the ball, without letting it touch the ground, and completed to the goal with his head.
Unfortunately there´s no filming of this goal. But you can check it right here, with all that animation stuff.
Sorry for my poor English.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tonight Santos will face Náutico at the Estádio Eládio de Barros Carvalho in the 15th round of the Brasileirão. After scrappy win a against Atlético Paranaense, Vanderlei Luxemburgo will be looking to notch his second win in as many games.
The referee for the game will be Heber Roberto Lopes with Ivan Carlos Bohn and Altemir Hausmann as his assistants.
History and Form
In the Brasileirão Santos have faced Náutico 28 times. Santos’ record is 7 wins, 4 draws, and 7 losses. Santos’ last game was a heartbreaking loss to Flamengo at home, the first time this has happened in 33 years. Náutico’s last game was away to Sport where both sides split six goals evenly.
Fabio Costa, Adailton, Triguinho and Maikon Leite are still unavailable as a result of injury. Kleber Pereirra has recovered from injury and returns to the squad. André has been called up from the base after impressing in recent matches. Roberto Brum is suspended for the game.
The 24 man squad for the match is as follows:
Goleiros: Douglas, Felipe, Rafael
Zagueiros: André Astorga, Eli Sabiá, Fabão,
Laterais: Léo, Luizinho, Pará, Wagner Diniz
Volantes: Germano, Rodrigo Mancha, Rodrigo Souto
Meias: Madson, Paulo Henrique Lima, Robson
Atacantes: Felipe Azevedo, Neymar, Tiago Luís, André, Kléber Pereira
Santos are currently in 12th place in the table on 17 points, six points ahead of Náutico who are last.
This is the last placed team, We have to win this!