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I KNEW IT!!!….as I’ve said about a thousand times…Mano Menezes will be the next head coach of Brazil…and what do you know!!!! Mano Menezes is our next coach.
For you “Joga Bonito” lovers….your not going to be too impressed. Mano is also pragmatic, although not as “bad” as Muricy (or Dunga), and he likes to have teams marking a lot. A good thing about him is that he tries different tactics, ex: 4-4-2 (our 4-4-2) with 3 DMs (some of them being segundos volantes) and 4-3-3.
For those who don’t know who Mano is, Mano coached Gremio when it was relegated, he won Serie B, 2 Gauchaos, 1 Copa Do Brasil, and were Runners-up of Copa Libertadores in only 2 seasons with Gremio…then he went on to coach Corinthians when they were relegated…won 1 Paulistao, 1 Copa Do Brasil and Serie B in 2 seasons with Corinthians. He gave Anderson and Lucas their big breaks aside from other accolades.
This guy is the best man to coach brazil..level headed..calm, and runs a balanced team.
expect a lot of different formations. Finally, he selects his team Monday.
So this is the guy that we want representing our beautiful and majestic AuriVerde jersey??? smh. How can one outcry for this to return to the fold??? clearly he cares a lot…about things that doesn’t concern futebol, like eating and not working out. This pretty much is my exclamation point at the end of a sentence that started when Dunga didn’t call this guy up.
Now that 2014 has been embedded in the minds of all Brazilians around the world…we can look forward to new set of faces and names that don’t start with Ron and ends in dinho.
Don’t get me wrong I don’t hate him…but I just hate those that think he is still worthy of a call-up after his lack of discipline. Also 5 months doesn’t take back all those other months you wasted drinking and partying.
So with that said this is where I end my article like I do the rest and ask myself…Ronaldinho…a public outcry?
There was never anything as Joga Bonito. what The Brazil of old did is simply play THEIR game. back then Brazil wasn’t europeanized like it is now, back then every player was from Brazil…and in Brazil thats how they played. They grew up playing that “Joga Bonito” style and did so until they retired.
Joga Bonito never existed to us more specifically. to you euro buffs and non Brazilians, You find it as Joga Bonito because noone at that time in Europe seen plays and performances like that ever and now they criticize Brazil for the lack of “Joga Bonito” when ironically they most likely began the end of this “Joga Bonito” by tapping our players and teaching them at young ages how to play THEIR own way…
What I’m trying to get at is…Theres no such thing as Joga Bonito. Doing Peladinhas and Elasticos and Rebondas and putting long sequences of beautiful art-like passes is not Joga Bonito…its just the way they play. Its just 11 people on a field playing THEIR game.
Ronaldinho and Pele…they didn’t play Joga Bonito,,they played Joga Ronaldinho or Joga Pele…but Joga Bonito never existed…and to say it died and to group and generalize Fabiano, Kaka, Robinho, etc. for not playing with “their game” is outrageous…if their game is to hold the ball up, then so be it. If it is effective…then so be it. If step-overs and neat tricks was effective for others…then so be it…but Joga Bonito never existed…
Joga Bonito is what they tag every upcoming talented Brazilian…Neymar, Wellington Silva, when we all know Playing Beautiful is in the eye of the beholder…Playing Beautiful can be Dunga’s defensive structure, Playing Beautiful can be Felipao’s 02 team with Rivaldo and Denilson, Playing Beautiful can be the dream team of 82….
But one thing I know for sure…is that…Joga Bonito…how could have it died…if it never..existed…
As soon as that final whistle blew for Dunga…he knew, we knew, EVERYBODY knew that this meant his era as Head coach of Brasil would finally and officially be over. Now…I’m not gonna say he failed as a coach, but like he said, “I won’t be coach of Brazil after the World Cup is over. Win or Lose.”
With that said, and Brazil knocked out already, Brazil return to action a month away. August 11th to be exact, and it will be against none other than The Americans in US soil. Which means Brasilian Federation has less than a month to come to a conclusion as to who will be the next head coach for the heavily pressured 2014 Campaign. The Candidates will surely be whittles to Leonardo, Mano, Muricy and probably Felipao.
Lets start eliminating candidates…Felipao just signed with Palmeiras to be their headcoach and has also stated that he will not coach the NT if offered, and in the back of my mind, if he was to fail…he’d ruin his World Cup winning resume and I doubt he wants that. Next is Muricy…Well, Muricy just signed with Fluminense after a disasterous campaign with O Verdao and is also known for fighting with the media. I think if he had a good campaign with Palmeiras and didn’t get fired, he’d most likely be the favorite for the spot, but I guess it wasn’t to be. Next candidate is Leonardo who didn’t really do anything at Milan, but for being a 1st time coach, he’s did a really good job, but his lack of experience will definately kill him since Brazil will HAVE TO WIN IT and Leonardo isn’t ready for that type of pressure that would be awaiting him if he was to get the job. Now, Finally we reach Mano Menezes…
New Paragragh…Mano Menezes out of all these candidates is the favorite and simply the best one possible. Mano so far has Corinthians at the top of the standings at 100%, He has won Copa Do Brasil with Gremio and Corinthians, and has also won the Gauchao and Paulistao with Corinthians and Gremio respectively, He has also gone on to promote two of the biggest teams in Brazil to Serie A after being relegated the season prior and lead them deep into La Copa Libertadores, and finally he has had the experience of handling pressure at big BRAZILIAN clubs while handling big name stars such as, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and some say Anderson when he was at Gremio.
All in all Mano is the best man hands down and I don’t see any other coach capable of handling the NT other than Mano Menezes.
Here are all the Campeonatos…well the Important ones atleast. there are a total of 18 Campeonatos. 12 have already been crowned champs, but the most important ones were either crowned yesterday or the weeks prior. the only Big Campeonato left is arguably the best from the NorthEast…Recife! Campeonato Pernambucano. Nautico is leading 3-0 on aggregate and play at Sport Recife next. both big teams in that entire region, not just state. But the rest I havem here for you!! Enjoy
Campeonato Carioca: Botafogo. They won both Taca Guanabara and Taca Rio to be crowned outright champs over Arch-Rival Flamengo.
Campeonato Paulista: Santos. Finished 1st in the Standings, which meant if the aggregate score of the final was tied, the tie breaker would go to the team who finished the highest in the table and Santos did just that. Santo Andre a true heart breaker. This game will go down as a absolute classic in Brazil. It had suspense, heartbreak, joy and controvercy!! First Leg: Santos 3×2 Santo Andre Second Leg: Santo Andre 3×2 Santos
Campeonato Mineirao: Atletico Mineiro. O Galo Beat a very good and surprising Ipatinga that eliminated an excellent Cruzeiro club from the semis. O Galo won both legs. and again it was Diego Tardelli who put the nail in the coffin. Diego Tardelli whata brilliant striker he is!! First Leg: Atletico Mineiro 3×2 Ipatinga Second Leg: Atletico Mineiro 2×0 Ipatinga
Campeonato Gaucho: Gremio. Gremio won both Turns (Similar to Botafogo’s circumstances) which meant they were outright champions of E Campeonato Gaucho. First Phase They beat Novo Hamburgo, and in the Second Phase they beat Internacional in the GreNal. Gremio beat Internacional at the Beira-Rio (Internacional’s stadium) 2×0 (thats the worst feeling of all for any Internacional fan) and lost last night 1×0 at The Estadio Olimpico (Gremio’s stadium), but the score was 2×1 aggregate which means Gremio were crowned champs at home over Arch-Nemesis Internacional. GreNal winners: Gremio.
Campeonato Goiano: Atletico Goias. Atletico Goias smashed their way to the finals thrashing their Arch Rivals Goias in the AtletiGo derby 4-2 and then thrashing poor Santa Helena, who were the surprise package of the Campeonato, in E Estadio Serra 3-1. Atletico Goias 2010 Goiano champs.
Campeonato Ceara: Fortaleza. Fortaleza after being relegated to Serie C last season cameback in style to beat Serie A promoters last season, Ceara, to earn their 38th!!! Campeonato Cearense Title. If it wasnt for 2006, Fortaleza would have won it 10 times in 10 years…the entire decade. they won it from 2000-2005 and 2007-To Now, which makes them TetraCampeaos as of last night. They beat Arch-Rivals Ceara in penalties. Regular Time: Fortaleza 1×2 Ceara Penalties: Fortaleza 3×1 Ceara
Campeonato Baiano: Vitoria. Vitoria faced Arch-Rivals Bahia in the Derby Ba-Vi to claim who gets the trophy. First Leg Vitoria 1×0 Bahia Second Leg: Vitoria 1×2 Bahia. Vitoria finished First in the tables which meant they were crowned champions of Baiano again to make it a TetraCampeao.
Campeonato Paranaense: Coritiba. After Being relegated and banned from the Couto Perreira last season, they comeback and win E Paranaense. They beat Atletico Paranaense their fiercest rivals in the Clasico AtleTiba 2-0 to be crowned champs with 2 rounds still left to be played. goals from Marcos Aurelio and Angolan 18 yr old International Geraldo gave Coritiba the crown over their nemesis.
Campeonato Cantarinense: Avai. Avai beat Arch-Rivals Joinville, Ramires’s original club, 2×0 to win consecutive Cantarinense trophies. Patric the Benfica player on loan lifted the trophy for his first time. He’s played in this Campeonato once before for Criciuma.
Campeonato Brasiliense: Ceilandia. They went on to beat defending champs and powerhouses of the Region, Brasiliense, 2×2 in their away leg while winning 3×1 in their home leg a week earlier
Campeonato Pernambucano: Nautico or Sport. They played their first leg of the finals yesterday and only have one more leg to go. Nautico played as the away team. and yes they too are Fiercest Rivals in this state. Nautico as the away team netted 3 goals, before Sport as able to salvage some wreckage pulling back 2 goals before heading to Nautico.
Enjoy. Yes they were all Rivals and all had packed stadiums. if only you was there. The Green Cauldron . Oh and I have more Corinthians news…soon lol
First its Deco now its Trezeguet!!! Man, looks like everybody is trying to get a piece of that Corinthians glory hahaha.
Roberto Carlos was interviewed by Lance! and said that he called Trezeguet, who told him that he would like to play for Corinthians and that he is ready if O Timao were ever interesting in signing him. The craziest part is this is pretty believable. Trezeguet started out his career for Club Atletico Platense in the lower Argentinan Leagues before moving to AS Monaco where he became a star, so South America wouldn’t be unfamiliar to him. He also speaks spanish, which means it would’nt take him long to learn Portuguese, and its Brazil. Sao Paulo a beautiful city and he would probably be payed handsomely well.
Trezeguet is 32 yrs old, and looks like he is leaving his prime and would make a great partner for a Dentinho or Ronaldo. I wouldn’t mind this deal going down. He would really bring a lot more publicity to the club and to E Brasileirao all together and more sponsorship money to the club.
So with this I Say, BRING TREZEGUET!!! AND DECO!!!! lol because this will be a great 100th birthday for well deserved Timao.
Welp, a 2-1 win over Cerro Porteno Wednesday night put us one foot through to the next round of La Copa Libertadores, thanks to Ronaldo who was at the right spot at the right time, and an signature Chicao freekick which the keeper had no idea how to stop.
This win puts us ontop of the group tables with 10 points with 2 games left. Corinthians will hope to repeat the days of Tevez, Mascherano, Nilmar, Carlos Alberto and Jo, but this time by actually winning the Copa.
Corinthians still have 2 games left though, Racing in Uruguay and Medellin at E Pacaembu, but a win or tie at Racing would assure us a spot in the next round as first place winners of Group 1.
All in all La Copa Libertadores is shaping up nicely for us and as long as we stay undefeated and play to win, then its safe to say, so far, so good.
Sorry for the long wait for those who follow The Corinthians Blog, but I pulled a Ronaldinho and was out partying all week, and the Corinthians 4×3 win didn’t help the cause , but now I’m back and ready to deliver another post.
So with only 2 games remaining Santos FC and surprisingly Santo Andre have both pretty much sealed their spots in the next round of E Paulistao, especially Santos FC, but fortunately for us there are still 2 slots still up for grabs, 3rd and 4th. Corinthians are 1 point back of Sao Paulo who occupy the 4th place slot and 2 points back of Gremio Prudente who occupy 3rd.
With that said, Corinthians final 2 opponents of the remaining Paulistao Campeonato are minnows Ituano away and lowly Rio Claro at home, while O Tricolor have a tough Botafogo-SP at home and a very very tough Santo Andre away, and Gremio Prudente lastly play host to an inconsistant Mogi Mirim and the travel away to face a hard Portuguesa side and Bragantino.
As you can see things look very good for O Timao to progress into the next round, with the momentum swinging Corinthians favor in both La Copa Libertadores and Paulistao, and a Sao Paulo side that looks to be crumbling into pieces, we can very well see Corinthians further ruining the lives of Sao Paulo, but time will only tell what will happen in 2 Sundays from now, but till then Corinthians are….Outside Looking In.
sidenote: Don’t for get to watch Corinthians as they play host to Cerro Porteno tonight!!
Last night’s somewhat tough yet agonizingly painful game to watch saw Ronaldo return to the score sheet to seal a second win within the Group 1 schedule of La Copa Libertadores, and help Corinthians sit atop the group standings with 7 points out of a possible 9.
It all started with a corner that was beautifully worked by Elias who flicked a Dentinho corner cross in to none other than Il Fenomeno who put up Corinthians at the end of the first half, but Corinthians fielded an unusually young line-up that gave Julio Dos Santos and Cerro Porteno a lot of opportunities to comeback and tie the game, fortunately for us they couldn’t seem to find the back of the net and Felipe had a stellar game.
As The game wore on so did the pressure from Paraguayans, and Dentinho’s sending off midway through the second didn’t help, but the dynamic play of Ralf, Moacir and Elias played a very useful role, as they qualmed anything Cerro really threw at them and really looked like as if Corinthians didn’t even lose a player, but that became a reality as the game winded down and El Mono as they call him from Cerro Porteno earned himself a red card and basically gave up any momentum Cerro had going into the final 10 minutes.
So All in all, Felipe with some dandy goalkeeping and Ronaldo creeping up behind Torren is what helped see off an agressive Cerro team. Highlights below.
This was a HUGE win for O Timao, and it all opened up with a goal from none other than Dentinho!! and whata build up…Roberto Carlos’s best game yet. dribbling down the left a little magic and passes the ball to Ronaldo who sends a beauty of a throughball to Dentinho who makes it 1-0…then Roberto Carlos’s brilliance, strikes again as he hits a ONE TIMER!!! so beautiful, so Roberto Carlosesque…no other leftback in the world could hit a ball that beautiful with such power. but this game coulda gotten ugly for Santo Andre, but 2-1 works for me. Ronaldo even beat a defender !!!! ran right past him!!! he missed the final touch tonight, but if he couldve scored…he would’ve well had 4 goals imo.
But most importantly we are inches closer into qualifying as the last 4 in E Paulistao, and back to defending our crown. Ronaldo is looking like he is improving his form and hopefully we can see much more of what he did 2 nights ago against upcoming Copa Libertadores rivals this coming week!
Finally Roberto Carlos once again shows why Dunga needs to call him up!!!! There clearly is life within that 36 yr old left leg of his and it is waiting to be unleashed once again onto a big stage. highlights and the evidence below