And the pain continues…

March 12, 2010 at 7:00 am | Posted in Champions League | 6 Comments
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There is no consolation for this Madridista who has seen how the team has fallen out early yet again and the idea of seeing another team lift the trophy in our soil brings even more heartache. Despite still having the leadership in our league it still does not make up for the events of Wednesday’s game and the fact that all we are fighting for is the league title is an absolute disgrace. And although it probably was too much to ask of this newly formed team to reach the final, the fact that the team failed in progressing to the next round is simply a fiasco. There is just no other way to put it.

I had posted yesterday that the team needed to be humble because I did not like all that macho talk of how Madrid were going to beat the “lowly” Lyon. A true great team talks with their football and not in press conferences or interviews. All Lyon needed was for Puel to make that brilliant tactical switcheroo and Pjanic’s goal to pop our dreams and send us back to Earth. In the end, as much as it pains me to say it the better team won. Taking into account Lyon’s work in the first leg and their tremendous second half at the Bernabeu, they warrant the success. On the other hand, Madrid only showed panache in the first half while in the second they ran out of legs and ideas. I know many will say that we had plenty of chances to score, but there is no need to play these hypothetical games because the “what if” does not win you games.

In times like these where for the 6th consecutive year we are shown the exit door, people will look for someone to point the finger at, and the Madrid press have already chosen their target: Pellegrini. I will admit he did have some fault in our elimination, but we just cannot continue to chop the heads of our coaches every damn year. Pellegrini as the scapegoat will not get us anywhere and it will only temporarily hide the real problem of this team. So let’s not bring out the guillotine just yet because if anything everyone who is involved with the club in terms of those in uniform as well as those in suits have their share of responsibility.

Finally, I want to say that el Madridismo are justified a real apology from the club after this brutal blow to our season. The performances over the last couple of years have been “una lagrima” as my father would say, and has dampened our name in Europe to the point that our grief has become the joy of our adversaries. We simply don’t deserve this and neither does the illustrious history of this club and everything it represents.



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  1. Just like I’ve mentioned in my recent post its the press and not the fans who want Pellegrini out. I am glad to know fans like you, Corey from The Offside, Siddharth from etc. We are the real Madridistas.

    This is a great project. It is bound to see success. Lets hope that everyone involved is patient.

    • I think that even if we don’t win la liga, Pellegrini should stay. I honestly think that he has committed some mistakes, but considering the task he was given of bringing together a team full of new players, he has done rather well. We are afterall leaders of the league and have shown glimpses of good football this season. Anyway, what we need now is stability to allow for this project to continue to flourish and who knows maybe next season things will be a different story.
      Plus even if they decided to pull the trigger on him, who would they bring? There aren’t many options out there.

  2. Oh well… last year Mr. Boluda made some cocky statements before the game with Liverpool. Everyone remembers what happened then, right? Now this year Sergio Ramos says “We will win 3-0”. Guess what? It’s the same sh*t: R.M. is out of CL in the last 16 stage once again. See, I don’t blame C.R. or Guti, because all they said was something like “We will win”. But both Boluda and Ramos went further, and declared that R.M. will win by a margin of at least 3 goals.

    We need to learn from our mistakes. So next time, no one should make statements like that. Nor should we fire Pellegrini. Give the man some time.

    • Well actually CR9 did say they were going to beat them 2-0 after thier defeat in France, but anyway my point is that we tend to do so much talking off the field, but when the moment of truth comes we end up looking plain stupid. Our big egos is what keeps hurting us and until we learn to be more modest we will continue to trip over the same rock. And I agree no more statements should be made like that of Ramos. Someone needs to shut these players up and set their focus on the ball and nothing more.

      I’m glad to hear more madridista’s are supporting Pellegrini.

  3. Painful painful .. I’ve talked about this in my blog too .. just plain painful..

    • hi madridista714 !
      yes it was real painful! Still haven’t recovered…
      thanks for the comment.

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