Fluminense Football Club
Today Fluminense play against Sport Recife at Maracana, coming off the back of two wins. After Cuca’s first two games in charge, things are looking a lot better for Fluminense. The players seem somewhat revitalised, playing with more energy and confidence. The previous week they had been training outside the city in Angra with the change of manager and routine seemingly having done them a world of good!!! Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a rollercoaster ride for the Tricolores this season. Defeat in the final of the Taca Rio to Botafogo, and the unforgettable Libertadores campaign made for an exciting but ultimately painful first few months of the season. During the Libertadores, the weekend became almost painful as ‘Team B’ was constantly fielded to save the stars for the games against Sao Paulo, Boca and LDU, and led to Flu being at the bottom of the Brasileirao for most of the early part of the season, but it was only temporary, or so we thought! The end of Libertadores almost brought a sigh of relief, yes, the competition ended in defeat, to a very limited team from Ecuador, but it also marked the beginning of Flu’s attempts to win a place in next year’s Libertadores. Unfortunately this hasn’t happened and since the LDU game, Flu have lost players to Europe and the Olympics and now look like they’re in a relegation dogfight, which they may well not get out of.
Obviously, I’ve omitted one other important piece of information; Renato Gaucho was sacked and replaced with ex-Botafogo manager Cuca. Read the rest of this entry »