Clube de Regatas do Flamengo
As I said last Friday, this game against Botafogo should not frighten us, as both teams are living opposite moments with Flamengo in a 21 matches unbeaten run and Botafogo struggling against small sides in the Copa do Brasil. The final score? 2-0 Flamengo — both goals scored by Thiago Neves who’s living a great moment (probably his best since he joined Fla). Read the rest of this entry »
So, what’s news?
Well, I can’t say the fact that Flamengo have not lost a single match this season is something new as the last time I posted a text here they were winning every game. So, with regard to our unbeaten run, everything continues to be same. Read the rest of this entry »
Proper post coming later
Last night Flamengo beat Nova Iguaçu 1-0 and extended their unbeaten run with 15 points in 5 matches, maintaining the championship’s best defense, with only two goals conceded. And you’re wrong if you think Ronaldinho got his name in the score sheet. Wanderley scored his fourth goal this season and having scored twice at Thiago Neves’ debut he might be considered a debut specialist. The goal only came after 85 minutes and the party wouldn’t be complete without the winning goal for the 37,000 fans at the Engenhão. Read the rest of this entry »
If you have been waiting to see Ronaldinho wearing the manto sagrado, tonight is the big night. Tell your mum you’ll miss the first class tomorrow. Tell your girlfriend you’re having an important business meeting tonight. Tell your boss it’s your anniversary and you took your wife out for dinner and that’s why you’ll be late. This is one of those times when is acceptable to lie. Or if you prefer, you can just tell them you’ll watch the world’s best in the world’s greatest, but I don’t know if this is a good idea. Read the rest of this entry »
And I’m back! Too much work, too many classes, and now — after one month — I got tired of doing nothing during my summer vacation and decided it’s time to come back to this blog.
So, what’s new? Well, if you haven’t heard that Flamengo signed Ronaldinho, one might ask if you live on this planet. So, that is not exactly new, is it? The important thing is that we’re paying him a lot of money (around $1,000,000 a month), expecting him to give us back more than we’re spending on his wages and hoping that on the field he gets as close as possible to that good ol’ Dinho from way back — 2005/2006, to be more accurate. Read the rest of this entry »
Contributing poster, Carlos:
When our team, Brazil’s most beloved Flamengo, is going badly we turn reluctantly to life and living with this new reality. It’s tough, it leaves a void in our hearts, a slight melancholy when Sunday rolls around and the stands aren’t filled with scarlet and black passion. There’s another thing, too. The closing of Maracanã stadium for Olympics and World Cup renovations has had a pronounced dampening effect on the exhilarating vibrancy and color of Rio de Janeiro football. There is nothing in this world quite like being in the Temple of Football amid the celebration, swirling flags and banners, of the world’s greatest fans as we outcompete our rivals, Fluminense, Vasco, Botafogo, in sheer passion and majesty. Read the rest of this entry »
I don’t believe in “a picture is worth a thousand words” but as I have no words to say how I feel about the improvement we’ve been clearly seen in the last weeks, I’m explaining it through this image, which I believe shows the main reason of our better performances.
I didn’t watch the game, I must confess. We had a holiday here in Brazil last Tuesday and I took a break from the city and went to the farm. There, I tried to stay far from the TV. And because of that, I wasn’t going to write about the game, as I didn’t watch and all I knew was the final score: 2-2.
But a few minutes ago a friend e-mailed me saying Flamengo was in The Offside homepage. I checked and decide to mention that. Even better. I decided to share this video with you. As you can see, it happened on the 93rd minute of the match. I must say I’m impressed by the assistant’s performance on this fight.
This was probably the most exciting thing that happened during these 93 minutes.