|Postado às 19h14 desta quarta-feira, 01 de janeiro de 2013|
"Ainda não finalizamos, mas a negociação está bem adiantada e estamos otimistas" afirmou o presidente santista.
Sobre Vargas, Odílio Rodrigues confirmou o que escreveu o Blog do ADEMIR QUINTINO na última segunda-feira (30), de que existe um imbróglio entre o clube italiano e o jogador, que por enquanto, impedem o fim da novela:
s"O Santos já acertou tudo com o jogador e amarramos tudo com o Napoli. Agora existe uma pendência entre Napoli-ITA e Vargas que eles precisam se acertar. Esperamos que eles se acertem e o jogador possa reforçar nossa equipe" garantiu Odílio Rodrigues.
O São Paulo tem claro interesse em contratar o atacante Vargas, que pertence ao Napoli, da Itália, e jogou a última temporada pelo Grêmio. No entanto, as bases estipuladas pela equipe europeia não agradam os paulistas. A ideia inicial dos italianos é emprestar o chileno por apenas seis meses e depois tentar uma negociação em definitivo. "Para nós é difícil contratar o jogador pelos seis meses mais fracos dos últimos anos", disse o vice de futebol João Paulo de Jesus Lopes, em entrevista à Rádio Bandeirantes, enfatizando que as atenções agora estarão voltadas para a Copa do Mundo de 2014. "O aproveitamento dele também seria limitado com as convocações do Chile", emendou. Antes da temporada 2013 o São Paulo já havia tentado a aquisição de Vargas, mas, desde o ano passado, os dirigentes brasileiros reclamam da postura do Napoli. "São colocadas sempre divergências muito complicadas", disse João Paulo de Jesus Lopes. A concorrência também atrapalha os planos tricolor em contar com Vargas. O Santos tem interesse em levar o chileno para formar dupla com seu novo centroavante, Leandro Damião, contratado recentemente junto ao Internacional....
Em matéria do publicada ontem no Globoesporte.com , o presidente Odílio Rodrigues afirma que descartou a contratação de Drogba há alguns meses… E agora, será que o Odílio descartou o talentoso Marfinense por ter uma mão boa ou isso foi só um … Continuar lendo
O meia colorado Lucas Lima, que disputou a Série B do Campeonato Brasileiro pelo Sport, pode ser o novo reforço do Santos para a temporada de 2014. Segundo o agente do jogador, o clube da Vila Belmiro estaria adquirindo metade da fatia de 50% dos direitos econômicos pertencentes ao Inter....
Na tarde da última quarta-feira, o zagueiro Bruno Uvini deixou o Brasil sem saber quando voltará. Com possibilidade de ser emprestado ao Santos nos próximos dias, o brasileiro voltou à Europa esperando a definição da negociação entre a direção santista e o Napoli, da Itália, para saber quais cores defenderá no primeiro semestre de 2014....
O Botafogo espera anunciar nesta sexta-feira mais dois reforços para a temporada 2014. Os atacantes Willian José e Neilton - ambos do Santos - estão próximos de acertar a transferência para o clube carioca. Um dos destaques da campanha santista na conquista da Copa São Paulo de Juniores em 2013, Neilton se mostra animado com a possibilidade de vestir a camisa do Glorioso....
A diretoria do Santos confirmou que o técnico Oswaldo de Oliveira será apresentado na próxima quarta-feira, quando o time dá início à preparação para a disputa do Campeonato Paulista. O treinador, que assinou com o time praiano até o fim de 2014, será apresentado no CT Rei Pelé após o primeiro treinamento do Peixe em 2014....
Poucos dias após manifestar interesse em contar com Neílton e Willian José, a diretoria do Botafogo está muito próxima de fechar com a dupla. Enquanto o primeiro revelou publicamente a vontade de jogar em General Severiano, o empresário do centroavante garantiu que o acerto com o Glorioso está prestes a ser selado....
I suppose that, on the surface, every year or every new season starts the same way for football supporters. Hopes are high, dreams are plenty, and the thought that the year ahead could be better than the last pervades the senses. Once one gets done to individual teams, the range of hopes and dreams becomes clearer. In Santos’s case the spectrum was muddled. New acquisitions like record signing Walter Montillo, Rene Junior, and Cicero gave fans a reason for optimism, but most of it was obscured by the dark clouds surrounding the club. The primary among them was that Muricy Ramalho was still coach, the financial crisis was still ongoing, and the board’s ineptitude was still on full force shown by the signings they didn’t make, and the rest that they did - Guilherme Santos and Pinga to name two. Still the weight of the yearly two trophy haul that had been maintained since 2010 was still there, and the expectation that the club’s recent poor league runs would be improved on. Sadly, most of these hopes and dreams were dashed.
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The Campeonato Paulista
It is still baffling to me as to how Santos managed to have a great State Championship campaign. Well, great on paper at least. A fourth straight trophy was only denied by Corinthians in the tournament’s final game (the second leg of the final to be exact). However watching Santos make their way there was torture. It was a series of dreadful performances as the team struggled to beat sides that came mostly from the second and third divisions. The individual showings weren’t much better. Neymar wandered around as a shadow of the player he is, but his peak is so high that he was still good enough to end up as top scorer in the Paulistão as he dragged Santos to the final. Rafael was in good form most of the time, and Rene Junior did relatively well before falling off. Cicero flattered to deceive but did score quite a few goals. Montillo just flattered to deceive as he looked a shadow of the player he was at Cruzeiro. There was also the brief emergence of Giva from the batch of players promoted from the U20 setup. He was the only player who was free from the malaise gripping the squad. As for the rest…their displays are not worth talking about.
One of the worst things about the campaign aside from the abject football on display was Muricy Ramalho’s refusal to give significant playing time to the young players. Although it wasn’t surprising, that didn’t make it any less frustrating.
The Copa do Brasil
Santos’s first participation in the competition since winning it in 2010 lasted four ties, ending at the round of 16 with elimination at the hands of Gremio. In a matter of coincidental symmetrry, two of those were with Muricy Ramalho as coach while the other two were under his successor, Claudinei Oliveira, but more about that later. The four games Muricy Ramalho oversaw occurred in and around the time of the Campeonato Paulista. As such, those games against what should have been easy opposition from the lower reaches of Brazilian football turned out to be a fight for survival to remain in the competition.
The change of coach didn’t see much improvement in the following round as Santos got a scare in the first leg against CRAC, but the team eventually pulled through in a surprisingly easy victory away from home with an inexperienced team. Another repercussion of progression against CRAC was to close the door leading to the Copa Sudamericana for Santos due to the CBF’s stupid rule change. (Seeing how that tournament turned out, maybe Santos should have sabotaged the Copa do Brasil campaign to participate.)
A matchup against Gremio proved to be a step too far, but only because of Santos’s incompetence in front of goal - a common theme throughout the year. Gabriel was the hero in the first leg as Santos won 1x0 at the Vila Belmiro. Down in Rio Grande do Sul however, the 17 year old was guilty of missing two chances to put Santos in the clear during the first half. Two second half goals saw the home side through in Santos’s place.
The beginning of the league campaign was time of momentous change for Santos. Neymar’s departure finally became reality as he played his last game in the season opener against Flamengo before jetting off to Barcelona. His tears before kickoff provided one of the most poignant moments of the season. Aside from the on-pitch repercussions, there were many outside the pitch. With that loss to the squad went any hope of Santos getting a main sponsor for the rest of the year, and thus a huge financial dent for the club. One game later Muricy Ramalho was finally fired (I remember my reaction vividly) and Claudinei Oliveira was appointed on the strength of his success with the U20 team. (Further departure’s followed as Santos’s backroom staff was completely restructured. Neymar was a pretty big domino.) Thus the 43 year old became the prime architect of the season. He had 36 games to banish Muricy Ramalho’s specter, impose his own vision on the team, and keep the team out of relegation trouble. He had to do this, not only without Neymar, but without Rafael, Santos’s brilliant, young goalkeeper, who soon left for Napoli. Other departures like Felipe Anderson and Andre were more notable for the absent squad numbers more than anything.
The start was fairly good after some initial hiccups. A draw away to Gremio and a 3x1 thrashing away to Criciuma were followed by three wins on the trot. Two of these victories came after the break for the Confederations Cup where Santos reinforced the defense with the signings of fullbacks Cicinho and Eugenio Mena. Technically reinforcements for the attack came soon after with the loan signings of Willian Jose and Everton Costa, but I won’t insult the word by applying it to those two. Next was a familiar instance of snatching a draw from the jaws of victory at home to Coritiba, followed by a further entrenching of Santos’s inability to travel well with a loss away to Ponte Preta.
The nine games up to that point saw Claudinei Oliveira concentrate on being forward thinking. The team was proactive, looking to take the game to the opposition by pressing high up the pitch. When the pressing level did drop, it only retreated to the halfway line. The individual displays improved, and no more was this evident than in the case of Walter Montillo. The Argentine was passenger under Muricy Ramalho, but Claudinei Oliveira got him to show why the club invested so much to bring him to the Vila. On the surface it was a simple case of playing Montillo in his best position, but I’m sure it went deeper than that. Oliveira also added youngsters Neilton and Leandrinho the starting XI. They started brightly, but predictably dropped off as the season progressed. The team wasn’t perfect by all means, but I thought that the signs were there that it was on its way to being a force to be reckoned with.
Then the Joan Gamper Trophy came along.
I’ll just state the obvious: the 8x0 drubbing from Barcelona (now with Neymar) produced shock-waves that shook Santos to the core. The fans were in an uproar, and among the wishes for the heads of the administration came the call for the resignation of Claudinei Oliveira for what was deemed to be a naive approach to the game. (Here’s a link to my post in the aftermath.)
From then on the coach became far more conservative, preferring to sit back and play on the counter-attack rather than take the game to the opposition. It was a predictable move from a man who was rightly fearing for his job. There were two problems with this though. The first was that Santos’s defensive organization wasn’t good enough to play the waiting game, and it often resulted in the team being pinned back in its own half for long periods. This was most frustrating when the team should have been in the ascendancy after taking the lead. There was also the fact that the attack simply wasn’t good enough to play on the counter. There was no-one in the double pivot capable of arming attacks through either strong running or passing. Arouca was that man in the past, but he hasn’t been that beast in over a year. Renato Abreu was signed at that juncture to fill that role, but his buffering time before making a pass was far too long. Montillo was a ready-made creative hub, but the only attacker who had the nous to link up well with him was yet another mid-season signing in the form of Thiago Ribeiro. There was a second new body in the attack with the loan of Everton Costa on loan, but he might as well have not existed, to be complete frank. When Santos did create chances, most of them were wasted. Soon the number of missed chances touched the heavens.
All things considered, the original tactical approach was superior. The players looked much more comfortable pressing and trying to win the ball higher up the pitch. It’s a shame that Claudinei Oliveira changed his outlook. This, perhaps, was the worst effect of the loss to Messi and company.
From then on the accusation of Oliveira being another Ramalho was leveled week after week as the team went through the rest of the season. There were highs like a nine game run with a 4-4-1 record, and there were lows like a similar run with two wins, two draws, and five defeats. One of these was a home loss to Botafogo which broke the club’s year long undefeated streak at the Vila Belmiro. Before this latter run Santos was on the verge of entering the upper echelons of the table and making a run for the Libertadores places. After that it was back down to the threat of relegation that was visible early in the season. Unsurprisingly, this low point coincided with an injury to Walter Montillo which left Santos without a creative force in midfield.
Santos did pick up in the run-in and strung together five wins (three in the last three games), three draws and two defeats to earn a credible seventh place finish with 57 points. That was enough to be four point off the last Libertadores qualification spot. It was the club’s best finish since 2007. Even so there was a feeling that, with a little more effort, the season could have been so much more satisfactory. However what ifs are the prophets of the past and not of much use to the present.
The general consensus was that 2013 was one of the worse league season’s in recent memory, but a team can only beat - and not beat - the opponents put in front of it. With all the upheaval at the start of the season with the loss of Neymar, and the gamble to trust an inexperienced coach to take charge of the team, it all went rather well. In an article I wrote after Neymar’s departure I said that the goal was not to be relegated. That hurdle was cleared by eleven points. That - and qualification for the Copa Sudamericana - will just have to do.
End of Season Awards
Worst Game(s) of the Year
The Joan Gamper trophy wins by TKO in one round. The ill-advised agreement to play Barcelona as a part of the deal to take Neymar to the Camp Nou was yet another faux pas by the current administration. I saw a loss coming, but the 8x0 drubbing was totally unexpected.
Somehow I think I should also pick something closer to home given how much of an outlier the game above was. I think I’ll go with the utter bout of despair I felt when Santos drew 1x1 with bottom of the table Nautico at the Vila Belmiro. Technically it wasn’t worse than any of the games in the Campeonato Paulista, but for the expectation going into the game, the fall was much worse. It was by far the most dreadful performance in Claudinei Oliveira’s tenure outside of the Barcelona result.
Game of the Year
For me it was beating São Paulo 3x0 at the Vila Belmiro. The satisfaction I took from beating a team led by Muricy Ramalho was greater than any other I felt as a Santos fan in 2013. I mean just look at him after the game.
I know that could be construed as being petty, but It really was a sort of catharsis, a removal of the dregs of Ramalho’s dreary tenure at the club in its entirety (by which I mean both on and off the pitch). It wasn’t just the win though, but the way Santos won. The smooth passing football on display that day was too much for the visitors even with Santos went down to ten men. Like the Nautico game represented the (or a) nadir of Claudinei Oliveira’s time as coach, this was definitely the zenith, the purest expression of how he wanted the team to play, at least after the shift in his tactical outlook.
I was concerned that I might have forgotten some of the best ones, so I sent out a call on Twitter. (Thanks to everyone who replied.) Turns out I hadn’t. Here are the top three, in my opinion.
3. Rafael Galhardo vs. Flamengo-PI
2. Cicero vs. Corinthians
1. Montillo vs. Ponte Preta
Donkey of the Year
The Santos board gave me such a selection with their laughable transfer policy. Even with the likes of Guilherme Santos, Rafael Galhardo, Pinga (a bit unfair to him), Marcos Assuncão, and Willian Jose in the running, Everton Costa wins by quite some distance. The man was the fifth choice striker behind former Santos flop Bill at Coritiba, and Santos fans got to see why much to their chagrin.
How bad was Everton Costa? Imagine a sentient traffic cone playing football, and then imagine that traffic cone starting over Everton Costa on merit.
Young Player(s) of the Year
With Claudinei Oliveira’s appointment came the time for some youngsters to shine. Here are the top three.
He was hyped to the sky with the 50 million Euro buyout clause attached to his first professional contract, and the latter part of 2013 provided a stage for us to see why. He built the ladder to a starting spot in the first team with a series of impressive substitute appearances, before showing the rest of Santos’s “strikers” how it’s done. It’s a pity that a break for the U17 World Cup interrupted his run, and we saw little of him after his return (one of Claudinei Oliveira’s more puzzling decisions).
The inconsistencies of youth were there for all to see with some poor finishing against Gremio being the standout, but Gabriel is still only 17. He has all the tools, and only he can get in his way. I’m excited to see what he will bring in 2014.
2. Gustavo Henrique
Gustavo started out his professional league career by shackling down Ronaldinho and Luis Fabiano. That was the moment that I knew that, as the English say, the boy was a bit special. He could have been higher on this list if Claudinei Oliveira had made him Durval’s replacement much earlier (a strange hesitancy). When he finally got the starting spot he played with the maturity of a veteran. He was calm and composed at the back, and even more switched on than his more experienced partner, Edu Dracena. His eventual mistakes weren’t too serious and should be ironed out with the heat of experience.
There really was no other person to put here. Alison’s rise from Copinha winner to first team fixture was startling. His technical ability is severely lacking, but the quality of his tackling is superb. I don’t remember having ever seen someone so good at slide tackling. He was the pitbull of the midfield, and many an opposing player inexplicably found the ball stolen from them when they least expected it. Besides his lack of skill on the ball, the only real flaw in his game is mental. He needs to control his enthusiasm and know when to stay on his feet.
I want to give a special mention to Emerson who really showed what he was made of in the latter part of the year. It came to the point that many believed that he should have taken the place of starting leftback from Eugenio Mena, and I was one of them. He’s set to have a strong 2014.
Player(s) of the Season
This is another top three.
He spent half of the year as in a zombie-like state, and he never hit the heights that he did at Cruzeiro, but Montillo was still a vital cog in the Santos team. When it came down to true creativity, he was the only source, and his absence through injury left a crater in the team that no-one else could fill.
Aranha means spider in English, and I doubt there was ever a more fitting name. After the departure of Rafael to Napoli he became the team’s new number one. A lot of fans derided him for his physique, and he was a bit overweight, but he came into his own after shaking out the rust of inaction - and losing a few pounds. He saved Santos countless times throughout the season with his - yes, I’m going to say it - spider-like reflexes. I honestly think he was worthy of being voted as the best goalkeeper of the season, but he didn’t make any of the big teams of the year awards.
That matters little though. I think I can speak for all Santos fans that the 33 year old deserves to be called Saint Aranha.
Unlike Aranha, Cicero made one or two teams of the season, and it’s not hard to see why just looking at the raw stats. He was fifth in the league for shots (89), first for goals outside the area (4), tied for third place in freekick goals (2), and led the league in headed goals (5). In all the midfielder scored 14 goals in the league (23 for the year), and put him on top of the goalscoring charts for the club by quite a distance. It would be wrong to put this down to the abject nature of Santos’s strikers. Cicero is just a consistent goal threat at any time of the day.
And that in part was my problem with him, and why he would have been nowhere near my team of the season. For all this predatory instincts in front of goal, he is a midfielder, and he was often missing or ineffective when it came to that part of his game. As a defensive midfielder he was average at best, and in a more attacking role he consistently lacked the creative presence to really drive the team forward. There were some improvements in this aspect in the middle of the team, but it didn’t really stick.
After that it seems strange that I have him as my player of the year, but he deserves it. Cicero was decisive when no-one else was, and, despite his faults, that counts for a lot.
As I did before, I want to give a special mention to a player who just missed out. This time it’s to Cicinho. The rightback was one of the best purchases of the season. To be completely honest, I would have probably put Montillo, Cicinho, and Alison tied for third, but I didn’t want to over-complicate things.
A Lone Stat
Santos’s Average Attendance: 10,405. This was driven up significantly by the game played at the Estadio Mane Garrincha against Flamengo which counted as a home fixture.
It was a great start and a great end to the year. In January the U20’s won the Copinha for the second time under the wing of Claudinei Oliveira. Here isthe full report of the run to the title. (That also serves as my assessment of Claudinei Oliveira’s time as youth coach in 2013. Another analysis is coming up below.) After Oliveira left to take over the first team along with the best of the Copinah winning team, his assistant Pepinho took over. There wasn’t much to cheer for most of the year as he rebuilt the team. However in December another trophy was added in the form of the U20 Campeonato Brasileiro. This victory featured quite a few of the players who had been promoted to the first team earlier in the year such as Leandrinho and Neilton. (Here’s that report.)
From my limited viewpoint I’d say that the player of the year for the U20’s was Lucas Otavio. He continues to show that his height is no obstacle to his talent. After that it probably has to be Diego Cardoso. He looked like a run-of-the-mill attacker in the Copinha, but later in the year he somehow became a deadly striker. He finished as top scorer in the U20 Campeonato Brasileiro.
Temporary Change of President
Due to his health, LAOR stepped down from the past in about the middle of the year to let his deputy, Odilio Rodrigues handle things until his recovery from his medical problems. It really didn’t present much of a shift in policy, but there was bit more transparency into some of the inner workings of the club. Still now word of where the Neymar’s transfer fee went though.
The impact of the departure of a player who was the heartbeat of the team for so long can’t be understated. Watching him cry before his last game was the most emotion I felt as a football fan in 2013. It was a hugely symbolic shift for me. I became a serious Santos fan (you can see what that means by reading the “About” page of this blog) at the same time that Neymar became a part of the professional squad. A such, he was a constant presence, and his move to Barcelona marked a a new era of my being a Santos fan.
Farewell Claudinei Oliveira
This is the hardest assessment of the year. Many of my fellow Santos fans will disagree with me, but I think he did a fairly good job. The rookie coach extracted the team from the mire that Muricy Ramalho spent two years pushing it into, and got Santos playing some respectable football. The respectability may have fluctuated throughout the season, but a significant part of that was on the shoulders of the players, in my opinion. The way they forgot how to play away from the Vila Belmiro was especially irritating. The dead-weight added to the squad that had to be used frequently because of the lack of depth didn’t help.
That being said, Claudinei did have quite a bit of faults. The first of which was his insistence on using Galhardo and Leo even after Cicinho and Mena were purchased. Sticking with the defense, he also took too long to replace Durval with Gustavo Henrique in defense. However I can understand his decision to some extent. Football isn’t just putting players on the pitch, and I’m sure dressing room politics played a part in his hesitancy.
Another black mark would be his substitutions, but unlike others, I didn’t have a lot of problems with them. Given the shallow pool he had at hand, it’s hard to blame him for some iffy decisions. The bench didn’t leave him with much of an option.
Tactics are another thing all together, I suppose. As I explored in detail above, Claudinei Olveira’s tactical history can be separated into the pre and post Barcelona Thrashing eras. What did connect them though was perhaps a consistently strong sense of defensive organization wedded to attacking nous, especially against a tightly packed defense. However, even this comes back in somehow to the paucity of talent he had to work worth. That being said, there were some games were he was clearly tactically outdone by better coaches. The 3x0 loss away to Portuguesa was a pertinent example.
Unlike many of my fellow Santos fans, I think he has a future as good coach. I thanks him for this service, not only this year, but all the years that he has spent developing youngsters in the youth ranks, and wish him the best in his future endeavors.
Looking Forward to 2014
How does the beginning of 2014 compare to 2013? Let’s start with the bad. The club’s financial crisis is still there, the current administration is still around (hopefully they get voted out at the end of the year), Montillo is still the only creative force in the squad, and the club still doesn’t have a main sponsor. For some reason though, the good pile seems much higher.
At the time of writing Leandro Damião has already been signed while Eduardo Vargas may be on his way, so the board is moving in the right direction to strengthen the attack. (Damião’s signing was done on the back of Doyen Sports due to Santos’s lack of financial muscle, and it looks like the investment group will be playing a large part in the club’s transfers in the upcoming year,) The new plan seems to be to sacrifice short term financial stability in a hope to gain in the long term through sponsorship which was absent last year with the departure of Neymar. The rumor is that other signings are in the pipeline.
Another reason for optimism is that the squad now looks pretty secure at fullback with Peres, Cicinho, Mena, and Emerson forming a respectable quartet. The club’s youngsters are also a year wiser, and Santos’s new coach, Oswaldo de Oliveira, is a perfect hand to guide them in the upcoming year. His was an appointment that was designed to move the club into a modern way of approaching football, and his CV supports this vision.
Yes, despite my better judgment, I’m feeling quite good before the start of the Campeonato Paulista on January 18. What ever may happen, though, one things is immutable: being a Santos fan is an honor not everyone has.
Vai pra cima deles Santos!
Segunda-feira o Santos deverá pagar os € 13 milhões (cerca de R$ 41,6 milhões) ao Internacional, pelo passe de Leandro Damião. Para esta transação, que representa a maior da história entre times brasileiros, a diretoria do Alvinegro Praiano diz estar recebendo o dinheiro da Doyen Sports, que terá todos os direitos sobre o jogador. Se for assim, o negócio pode ser considerado bom para o clube.
Mas há versões de que a Doyen estaria apenas emprestando o dinheiro ao Santos, a juros de 1% ao mês, o que poderá tornar essa transação uma grande dor de cabeça, principalmente para as futuras administrações do Alvinegro. De qualquer forma, espero que tudo isso seja esclarecido quando o jogador for apresentado à imprensa.
Outro reforço pretendido é o chileno Vargas, atacante do Napoli que na última temporada defendeu, por empréstimo, o Grêmio de Porto Alegre. Como o Napoli ainda deve ao Santos R$ 11 milhões relativos ao passe do goleiro Rafael, o Alvinegro está usando isso para abater no valor de Vargas, que viria por empréstimo de um ano e meio, com salário de US$ 120 mil, ou R$ 270 mil. Mas há um complicador: o clube italiano quer empurrar o zagueiro Bruno Uvini no negócio. Com 22 anos, revelado pelo São Paulo, Uvini é reserva no Napoli.
Damião e Vargas têm sido bastante comentados na mídia, mas do que o Santos precisa mesmo é de um meia, para dar ao meio-campo e ao ataque a precisão e a fluidez necessárias. Por isso, o retorno de Diego, no Wolfsburg, seria providencial. Na falta do Menino da Vila, quem sabe este Lucas Lima, que está vindo do Internacional de Porto Alegre, possa se firmar na meiúca da Vila.
Aos 23 anos, 1,74m, este jovem que começou na Internacional de Limeira parece ter habilidade e visão de jogo. A seguir, trago alguns bons momentos do rapaz que fucei no Youtube:
Um papo com o Léo Citadini
Diante dessa premência do Santos por meias, ou ao menos por um meia com “M” maiúsculo, toda tentativa é válida. Não digo que seria a solução, mas por que não fazer o máximo para dar ao garoto Léo Cittadini amplas possibilidades de lutar por esta vaga? Como? Ora, pra começar, com um bom papo. Como seria ele? Vamos lá:
Fosse eu um diretor de futebol do Santos, chamaria o garoto para conversar antes das férias e diria: “Léo, você saber que o Santos precisa de um bom meia. Você pode ser o cara, mas ainda está faltando muita coisa para se candidatar a ser titular do time. O que? Ora, fundamentos, como o passe, o chute, o domínio da bola, a visão de jogo e a determinação. Sei que um mês é pouco tempo, mas você está vivendo um momento crucial de sua carreira, garoto. Agora, ou vai, ou racha. Não gostaria de abrir mão das férias e passar este mês treinando diariamente aqui no clube? Colocarei alguém para lhe orientar este tempo todo e também virei de ter. Essa pode ser a diferença que vai lhe tornar um jogador mais completo. Está a fim? Vamos encarar esse desafio juntos?”.
Não sei o que o garoto diria, mas acho que se tivesse essa atenção da diretoria de futebol do clube e lhe fosse colocado um profissional especializado em um treinamento de fundamentos, ele sairia mais preparado e fortalecido para a próxima temporada. Leio que o Santos já pensa em emprestá-lo para um time pequeno, a fim de que ganhe experiência. Mas se essa experiência, esse refinamento, pode ser dado no CT Rei Pelé, por que passar essa responsabilidade para um clube menos aparelhado do que o Santos?
Por falar em Cittadini, domingo, às 17 horas, na Vila Belmiro, o Santos estreia na Copa São Paulo de Futebol Junior enfrentando o Alecrim, do Rio Grande do Norte. Neilton, que brigou com o empresário e agora quer ficar no Santos, é uma das atrações do Alvinegro Praiano na Copinha. A defesa do título está em jogo. Vamos prestigiar.
Você não acha que o Santos precisa mesmo é de um super meia?
Com crescimento proporcional à sede de poder de Marco Polo Del Nero, a Copa São Paulo de 2014 começa nesta sexta-feira e mais uma vez terá sua maior versão desde a primeira disputa em 1969. São 104 clubes, distribuídos em grupos de A a Z: há ao menos um representante de cada estado do Brasil, 45 membros do futebol paulista e ainda um estrangeiro, o Kashiwa Reysol. Se ajuda na ascensão de Del Nero, presidente da Federação Paulista e aspirante à CBF, a Copinha também favorece o desenvolvimento do futebol brasileiro, já que não há torneio tão atrativo e que recebe tanta atenção. Também será assim no Prata da Casa....
O atacante Leandro não foi à reapresentação do elenco nesta sexta, na Academia de Futebol, mas o Palmeiras ainda tenta mantê-lo para 2014. A intenção é acertar um novo empréstimo, até o fim de 2014, mas já há o temor de perdê-lo para o Santos. Alguns membros da comissão técnica alviverde dão a saída do jogador como certa e veem o rival como provável destino. O clube alvinegro, em contrapartida, nega interesse....
Com acerto apalavrado com o jogador e acordo com o Napoli, a diretoria do Santos espera fechar negócio com o atacante Eduardo Vargas até a próxima terça-feira. Os últimos detalhes que impedem o anúncio devem ser resolvidos entre o chileno e o time italiano, e o reforço está muito próximo da Vila Belmiro....
Parece que 2014 vai ser “o ano” para Lucas Lima!!! Veja os motivos e diga se eu estou errado: - Lucas Lima vai ter seu primeiro filho, fruto de seu relacionamento com a cantora Sandy… - Após se destacar no … Continuar lendo
A diretoria do Santos estuda emprestar o meia Léo Cittadini, um dos principais nomes de sua categoria de base, para a Ponte Preta. A ideia é, com isso, estreitar ainda mais a relação com o clube de Campinas e avançar na contratação do atacante Rildo. O progresso nas tratativas depende do barateamento do montante pedido e deve ganhar novos contornos na próxima semana, em reunião prevista entre as partes....
O reforço mais caro da história do Santos já tem data para vestir a camisa alvinegra pela primeira vez. A apresentação de Leandro Damião está marcada para quinta-feira e será realizada no Centro Histórico de Santos, em evento discreto, como pedido pelo atacante....
Você acreditou??? kkk O Site do Santos continua fora do ar… Apesar que, do jeito que estava desatualizado, melhor continuar assim… Frase do dia: “O Site do Santos está mais por fora que peito de stripper”
|Postado às 10h42 deste sábado, 4 de janeiro de 2013|
Além de Leandro Damião, o Santos pretende nos próximos dias anunciar as contratações do atacante Eduardo Vargas junto com o zagueiro Bruno Uvini (pertencem ao Napoli-ITA), além de Lucas Lima, meio-campista que defendeu o Sport-PE no último Campeonato Brasileiro da série B.
|Postado às 22h21 deste sábado, 4 de janeiro de 2014|
From left to right: Pepinho Macia (coach), Diego Cardoso, Lucas Crispim, Neilton, and Lucas Otavio
The forty-fifth edition of Brazil’s premier youth competition, the Copa São Paulo, is finally here. From all across the country 104 teams have gathered in São Paulo to fight for the right to lift the prestigious trophy on January 25. For the first time since 1985 Santos come into the competition as defending champions. No pressure.
Watching last year’s group of players celebrate the title after all the initial trials and tribulations was a special moment. It represented the crowning achievement for that team, many of whom had participated in the competition in 2012. However, the pillars of that side is now over the tournament’s age limit. The losses to the passage of time include Gabriel Gasparotto, Walace, Jubal, Alison, Leandrinho, Pedro Castro and Giva. Others like Léo Cittadini (going out on loan) have other roads to travel towards professional football. The only surviving veterans from the final against Goias are Lucas Otávio and Neílton. (Curiously the latter seems to be a vital cog despite his impending move to Botafogo.) It’s time for a new generation to emerge and a couple of old faces to prove themselves after being reserves last time around.
The leader of this latter group is Diego Cardoso. The striker/winger was little more than an energetic sub in the last tournament, but since then he has become something of a predator in front of goal. He finished as top scorer in the U20 Copa do Brasil at the end of the year as Santos added that trophy to the club’s collection. The brightest star from the former group is 17 year old defensive midfielder Fernando Medeiros whom big things are expected of. Along with the aforementioned Lucas Otávio and Neílton, these two will be the team’s strength.
According to journalist Ademir Quintino, Pepinho’s starting lineup will the following XI in a 4-3-3:
João; Daniel Guedes, Paulo, Naílson, Zé Carlos; Lucas Otávio, Fernando Medeiros, Serginho; Neílton, Stéfano Yuri, Diego Cardoso
I had expected to have the full 25 man squad at hand, but the FPF website isn’t co-operating, so that will have to be excluded. (Santos’s official website has also been taken completely offline while they design a new one. Who makes these stupid decisions?)
Santos is in Group V along with Alecrim, Criciuma, and Capital-DF. All the group games will be played at the Vila Belmiro which gives Pepinho’s men a great advantage from the off. I don’t know much about Alecrim and Capital, but there is nothing to suggest that they are very good. However Criciuma are a different prospect. The Tigers were the beaten finalists in Santos’s U20 Copa do Brasil triumph, and will surely be looking to dole out some payback for that loss. Only the top team goes through automatically, so that is the crucial game for Santos.
The road to defending the title begins on the fifth of January against Alecrim.
A geração supercampeã do Santos inicia a sua última semana de preparação para a próxima Copa São Paulo. Já sem grande parte da base que conquistou em um ano o Campeonato Paulista, a última Copinha e a Copa do Brasil da categoria, os remanescentes buscam o inédito bicampeonato, o terceiro título da competição, liderados pelo atacante Diego Cardoso, artilheiro da base no ano, e os "garanhões da Vila"....
O Santos termina a sua preparação para defender o título da Copa São Paulo administrando o favoritismo imposto pela série de conquistas recentes na categoria sub-20. Reformulado após perder nomes importantes como Giva, Léo Cittadini, Alison e Gustavo Henrique, os dois últimos já titulares na equipe principal, o novo Santos quer paciência, mas promete não perder a sua essência ofensiva para a 45ª edição....