Seriously? We Couldn't Beat All Boys?
I wish I had something positive to write this evening, but it keeps getting more difficult to do so. River, my beloved team, seems to be the sleeping giant in this tournament. Week after week, I am more convinced that there is a very dim future for the club. Each final result confirms my belief and it is beginning to become a sad reality of everyday life. This afternoon’s match against All Boys should have been a jumping point for the squad, especially since the derby with Boca Juniors is one week away. Was I wrong! River played horribly against a squad that just was promoted to first division; suffering a hurtful loss of 0-1. Coach Angel Cappa continues to lose his credibility with the fans and his resignation is very near depending on the derby’s result.
It was tough to see River lose today, along with the expression of the fans’ faces. I’m tires of commentating on the players because it would be a waste of time explaining their horrendous playmaking. The only two players that I can credit are Diego Buonanotte and Juan Pablo Carrizo. Buonanotte for his comeback to the starting line-up and his dedication, and Carrizo for saving River from an embarrassing loss. Now that I got those two out of the way, I want to focus back on the fans. Is it me or is it getting harder watching team week after week? I wish I didn’t feel this way, but the chemistry between fans and players is nowhere to be found.
It’s amazing to see the unconditional support but it’s insulting to see players and the staff fail on the pitch. Ariel Ortega, a River legend, is amazing during practice but not during a real match. Mariano Pavone is yet to be to the player he was in Estudiantes. Lanzini and Lamela are still too young to make an impact. I could go on and on and on. The match with Boca Juniors is less than one week away and a cloud of doubt and confusion engulfs River Plate. Of course, our “cousins” have their own mess to worry about but they don’t have to worry about relegation like River does. Much needs to improve, but even that is not enough to overcome years of false hopes.