Hello Everyone, It’s Alessandro here. The purpose of this article is to provide some room for us to comment and go crazy if we must over the terrible result & match on Thursday Night against Brazil. I know we’re all ready to explode and remind everyone that Arevalo Rios has to go and all the change that has to happen!! Below is Nico’s Podcast with his thoughts and a picture which will help fuel the discussion providing with the remaining details of the qualifying campaign and preview the Peru game on Tuesday. Also; Be on the look out as later this week, I’ll deliver my post-World Cup Qualifying Thoughts.

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NICO’S SOLO PODCAST

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ENGLISH: This is the first ever lcb solo-podcast, lets say it is not bad for a beginning. Im setting the standards low, pretty sure ale and yoru can do better. The idea was to let my feelings flow, i will never accept losing in such a shy way. Uruguay has what it takes to be a football powerhouse, we need our respect back, we need to be a wc challenge. Please share it, comment below, and sorry in case the quality of the content is not your cup of tea. – Nico GF

SPANISH: Esta es la primera vez que se lanza un podcast unipersonal. Los estándares de exigencia los iniciamos de menos a más, ya que de seguro Ale y Yoru pueden hacerlo mejor. La idea era dejar fluir mis sensaciones del presente de Uruguay, por ejemplo, que jamás aceptaré perder de una forma tan tímida. Necesitamos retomar como la potencia que solíamos ser, nuestro respeto hacia nosotros mismos tiene que volver, ser un candidato a levantar la copa. Les pido que compartan y comenten el Audio, y disculpen si el contenido no fue de su agrado. Pd: si tiene buena aceptación quizás volvamos a utilizar este recurso para mantener activo al sitio, ya que es más sencillo de publicar y no requiere tantos preparativos como la redacción de una columna. – Nico GF

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  1. NicoGF NicoGF says:

    ————suarez——-cavani

    ———————nacho

    ——–bentancur———torreira

    ———————vecino

    espino————————–alex silva
    ————-josema—godin

    ——————–conde

    The 442 diamond strikes back 😉

    Current score: 0
    • Yorugua Yorugua says:

      Nacho? You’re not expecting people to treat this with any degree of seriousness are you?

      Current score: 2
    • NicoGF NicoGF says:

      Yes the very same. If you havent been watching the uruguayan league; take a look at the table. Of course tabarez will still prefer cebolla, fucile, etc..

      Current score: 0
  2. Yorugua Yorugua says:

    @Nico – I tried listening to yer Podcast in Slow-Motion but the Fast-Motion is too hilarious, because of the respect I have for you I will not listen to this…. C’mon, I’d be laughing too much to even give you an honest opinion.

    Aguante el intento tho’

    Y.

    Current score: 3
  3. FourThreeThree FourThreeThree says:

    Nothing new but I am seriously concerned about OWT’s ability to analyze the games. He always has the smug response to reporters that it’s their job to do, implying that he has the ability but won’t share his thoughts.

    If he can analyze games, how he can still justify Fucile and Mono on the squad as starters is absolutely astounding. Since the Brazil game (and I mean the first one we tied 2-2), all the teams know they can exploit our fullbacks. Nothing has changed. We have true fullbacks that have gone through “El Proceso” but he still fields a centre back in Silva.

    Godin has played alot of games with Atletico but with the weak midfield in front of him and no coverage on the sides, he has been asked to cover for everyone, and he looks dog-tired. Gimenez was also absolutely terrible as well.

    It is extremely frustrating to watch Uruguay get outplayed by every team we play against. OWT claims we don’t have the resources to play attractive football but teams like Peru which don’t have any players playing on big teams are still able to play better than us.

    Kudos to the fan that called out OWT at the hotel. I see the newspapers still continue to kiss OWT’s butt.

    Current score: 3
    • Alessandro Viña Alessandro Viña says:

      http://www.ovaciondigital.com.uy/futbol/enojo-tabarez-hincha-que-critico.html

      Current score: 1
    • Dutchfan Dutchfan says:

      Please see this:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4iFnccfElE
      Tabarez is barely able to hear who is speaking and what (s)he is saying. How is the communication with the players? Is sign language already teached in the team?
      How far is the AUF going? A DT who can’t walk ánd can’t hear? Next year we get the complaints about the distances in Russia (hey, not all countries are as small as Uruguay). And so on. Where is the end?

      Current score: 0
    • Yorugua Yorugua says:

      @433 – it’s not much of a formation, not much of anything really… just a couple of bodies in front of Godin…. Suarez and Cavani waiting for long-balls and Sanchez taking corner-kicks…. this has to be the worst midfield in all of South America. And I still can’t believe the amount of supporters Cebolla still has, I sometimes wonder if people are really watching these games. I’d show Cebolla the door faster than Mono, and that’s saying a lot since Mono has been garbage for a while now… but Cebolla…. OOOOOFA, him and “Captain Mexico” Arevalo-Rios are a disaster… they should be put on a NO-FLY LIST to RUSSIA whether we qualify or not. Keep those two far away from Russia.

      Current score: 3
    • Yorugua Yorugua says:

      @DutchFan – He can speak… here’s an audio interview from March of this year I believe…

      http://delsol.uy/notoquennada/entrevistas/uruguay-inglaterra-el-ejemplo-del-futbol-que-quiere-tabarez

      He uses a lot of crutch words which is odd given that he was an elementary teacher at one point in his life…

      Current score: 2
    • NicoGF NicoGF says:

      Yoru feel free to add fucile & tata to the no fly list alongside arevalo and cebola. If we are to add local league players lets seek for standouts or young talent. Mono out too yey, we can find some laterales in espino and alex silva, some people still want sant’anna.
      But after u got the right players like argentina does, how do you coach them? We got the manager to play attractive and effective football? Something not painful to the eye.. Just the coach or just the players isnt enough, you need both to make it work.

      Current score: 2
    • Dutchfan Dutchfan says:

      @Y So he props himself up with crutches and crutch words. The crutch words betraying his mind is working as bad as his legs.
      And btw, an elementary school teacher is apparently very highly esteemed in Uruguay. It was so here until a century ago, but now it is very much looked down upon, even so much no man in his right mind is entering the job. It’s women’s work here.

      Current score: 1
    • Yorugua Yorugua says:

      @DutchFan – Teaching is a noble profession, it doesn’t matter if a man or a woman engages in it. In some two-meal town in Uruguay, there is a statue of my great great great grandmother who founded that town’s first school. And I have a sister and a cousin who are teachers, that Tabarez engaged in that profession before becoming a full-time coach is an interesting curiosity but not one that I would look down at. Its because of this profession we call Tabarez Maestro… Anyway, I salute all the people who have been teachers including Tabarez. Its not an easy profession.

      Current score: 2
    • Dutchfan Dutchfan says:

      I’m not disdaining teachers of whatever level, far from it.
      I object to Tabarez exploiting this background, or Uruguayans giving mythical proportions to it.

      Current score: 1
    • Yorugua Yorugua says:

      @DutchFan (Yesterday 19:25) —
      Ahhhh I get what you’re saying now.

      Well here’s the thing with the nickname “Maestro” … This is a nickname usually given to an offensive manager, so in Uy, we already had Ondino Viera who was called “El Maestro” …. Tabarez didn’t earn it because of football, he earned it because he was an elementary teacher — it’s a nickname that doesn’t really mean what it’s supposed to mean in football — maybe once upon a time Tabarez set out to play offensive/attack minded football but not anymore.

      Today only Arsene Wegner based on his age and playing style could be called Maestro (I think Mourinho calls him the Professor) ….

      QueVuelvaLaCelesteDeAntes calls Tabarez “Boca Torcida” … Which isn’t as affectionate as Maestro

      Y.

      Current score: 1
  4. Yorugua Yorugua says:

    Zero points, everything is proceeding as scheduled…. 5th place! Another lesson we DIDN’T see coming, how to give away points on the fly for no fucking reason whatsoever — we should feel so blessed, when the public cannot appreciate the team put forth then we don’t deserve the national team …. Don’t be angry at Tabarez, it’s not his fault, it’s your fault for expecting too much — lol — laugh, emit an awkward chuckle but this old buzzard will remain gainfully employed… on second thought, don’t laugh … Feel free to weep!

    Current score: 1
    • Dutchfan Dutchfan says:

      I can confess now that I am one of the only two persons who voted for “5th position/winning the play offs” in the LCB poll, long ago when the poll started. Why? Because I am sure Tabarez doesn’t want to enter the WC qualifying 1st/2nd/3rd: then he has to deliver. Entering 5th he can play his favourite underdog role, being worshipped if he (I mean Suarez) wins a game, being forgiven if he doesn’t.

      Here we have another scenario leading to 5th position. Not really how it went, but interesting nonetheless.
      http://www.sportsdomi.com/2017/03/la-profecia-de-un-repechaje.html

      Current score: 0
  5. Jules Jules says:

    could it be possible that the only way to expel Tabarez is by not qualifying for the next WC?

    Current score: 6
    • Farerets Farerets says:

      Yes, you are absolutely right.

      Current score: 3
    • Dutchfan Dutchfan says:

      Yes, probably the only way.
      I quoted the other Brazil game, that of 2009, because there has been no “process” since then at all. There has been Forlan, there has been Suarez. There has been someone literally capitalising on them. And like every parasite, he won’t leave this lucrative job out of himself.

      Current score: 1
    • Farerets Farerets says:

      I need to add though that I don´t hope that any Uruguay fan would ever dream of missing the world cup, because of that particular issue!

      Current score: 0
    • AussieCeleste AussieCeleste says:

      But the problem is, the magic formula is really simple and really obvious.

      You just clip Suarez, Cavani, Godin, Caceres and Muslera on to the 2013 Under-20 stalwarts (Varela, De Arrascaeta, Cristoforo, Gimenez, Rolan, Laxalt, Lopez) and Pereiro.

      It’s so simple.

      But Tabarez is so far past his use-by date that he can’t see it.

      Current score: 3
    • NicoGF NicoGF says:

      Those are probably the players yeah, but dont forget the tactics, owt has no clue on how to keep the possession, we cant string together 5 passes, got no creativity, depth, etc. Im sure those players would help, but a coach with new ideas and who really believes in uru as a powerhouse would solve everything since we got the ressources. Munua, bielsa, almada, apud, la volpe, sampaoli, etc can u help me out with more decent names?

      Current score: 2
  6. dpiedra dpiedra says:

    Brasil was a disaster and should have revealed the many weaknesses we now have on this team, but I guess el “Maestro” needed to see it happen time and time again … this time vs Peru. Not sure where to start because the more I thik about this, the more I realize we are in third place despite so many weaknesses on our team (probably a reflection of other teams failing early on [Argentina, Colombia, Brasil]). Otherwise, we might be in 7th now. The two outside backs (Maxi and Fucile) are so out of touch and slower than the players they defend, that it is a joke. How Tabarez does not see this is laughable. In the last three games we have been outscored 9-3. What was once our strength is gone. Cebolla does absolutely nothing to move the ball and at this point has outlived his time on the NT. It is high time that Tabarez pull his head out of his ass and bring on some of the younger players he always brags about we develop through his brilliant system to play ion the NT. And when I say play them I mean from the starting whistle, not at 84 min of a game when we are down 3-1. Add to that the fact that Vecino was invisible and that players like Rios are still being called up for play on the NT is another joke. Tabarez is beginning to look like the poster child of insanity. Do the same thing over and over with the same players and expect new results. Say goodbye to Cebolla, Maxi, Fucile, Palito, Rios, Tata, Stuani, etc.

    Current score: 6
  7. KangaCeleste KangaCeleste says:

    4 years ago when we really needed to beat Peru (and did) I said of you can’t beat Peru don’t bother going to the world cup.

    I still believe that. Don’t give me crap about Peru are on the rise or we need this or that player.

    Bull crap. I agree there are players begging for a chance but Uruguay with 9 cripples and suarez and cavani should always beat Peru.

    Hope we qualify but to play like this I’d rather we didn’t.

    To quote trump. Sad.

    Current score: 5
    • Dutchfan Dutchfan says:

      Uru only won that game because Forlan was injured and Tabarez WAS FORCED to change him.
      And indeed, it turned out Uru had no business on the WC.

      Current score: 3
    • Droy says:

      How can a team that beat Italy and England have no business at a World Cup?!

      Current score: 1
    • Jules Jules says:

      Droy, wasn’t Uruguay that won those matches, it was just Suarez.

      Current score: 2
  8. AussieCeleste AussieCeleste says:

    So the old fool accidentally discovered that De Arrascaeta and Urretaviscaya can turn defence into counter-attack at speed.

    The massively frustrating thing is that there is the talent in Uruguay to get to the World Cup semi-final.

    Stick Pereiro and De Arrascaeta behind Suarez and Cavani and you have a nightmare team to defend against.

    But Tabarez has a major blind spot with his full-backs. He really needs Martin Caceres and Guillermo Varela as his two wide defenders, yesterday.

    ………….Suarez…..Cavani
    ………Pereiro………..De Arrascaeta
    ……..Cristoforo…..Vecino………
    Caceres……Godin….Gimenez…..Varela
    ……………..Muslera……………..

    Current score: 6
    • dpiedra dpiedra says:

      Your line up assumes that we recognize youth as most national teams do across the world. In Uruguay Tabarez and co., like to pad their line0up with players who are well into their late 30’s. I completely agree with you, but to putDe Arrascaeta and Urretaviscaya near the end of the game does little for the team and for their experience. Urretaviscaya may have lost his chance to play for a ewhile now as his needless fouls saw him leave the game about as fast as he entered. He will not play vs Argentina (assuming he would have played more than 10 min anyway). I doubt we will see him now until after the qualifiers.

      Current score: 2
  9. TaurusZA says:

    There is one word that is appropriate to comment on today’s match. It has four letters, ends on “-IT” and is commonly found at the bottom of birdcages.

    That’s right. The word is “GRIT”. We don’t have any anymore. There’s no resilience, no determination, no passion, no will to win, no GARRA. That aspect of the team is as gone as the coach’s legs.

    Automatic qualification was looking almost like a certainty and we’ve gone and blown it – AGAIN! I can’t believe that we lost this game. For ONCE I thought we would sail through this qualifying campaign and be spared the agony of the play-off, which now looks like it will be against New Zealand. I stayed optimistic until the very end, but now every game is a must-win, especially the one against Argentina. One slip up and the chasing pack will devour us – Colombia has already overturned a huge lead we had against them.

    The midfield was completely hopeless until De Arrascaeta was brought on. Was Vecino even on the field? Gonzalez was spectacularly useless, more so than ever before. Sanchez was the only worthwhile midfielder and was substituted for a buffoon whose only contributions were two yellow cards and squandering a spectacular opportunity to equalise by using his hand. A debut to forget – he deserves his red card not because of handball, but because he was completely and utterly useless. I was longing for Arevalo to return, that’s how bad it was.

    As for the defence… we still have Pereira and probably will have him until 2034. Godin and Josema weren’t the force they were at the start of these qualifiers. And then we have Fucile, the Defendosaurus Wrecks, who was somehow included in this team. He didn’t play that badly, I thought, and I was grateful that we were spared Gaston Silva.

    I don’t know what to say except that I am disappointed and angered by this horrible defeat and with 0 points out of the last 9. For years I have defended Tabarez, but I now also have had enough. The only consolation is that Argentina are even more useless than we are at the moment, but my fear is that they will turn things around and thrash us in the Centenario. Man, I’m disappointed at having to dust off my calculator and sit on tenterhooks for the next four games. It could have been a certainty by now!

    Current score: 6
  10. Cese Cese says:

    That’s some bs unintentional hand, but I hope this gets the attention it deserves now and forces changes. Very opportunistic chain of thought, but this deserves attention STAT. Regardless of a bad call we deserved the L.

    Current score: 1
  11. TaurusZA says:

    Hi everyone

    I’m also disappointed about the way we lost to Brazil, especially since we had taken the lead and especially since we would have had one foot in Russia by now if we hadn’t played all those players with one foot in the grave.

    To be fair, we lost to what is a very good Brazil team. And we’re still well-placed to qualify. Four of the last five games are against the bottom four teams and, in news I’ve just heard, Messi is suspended for the game against us. So 3 points in Peru will be key to pulling away from the pack, but even if the unthinkable happens and we lose, I still predict that we will end up with automatic qualification. As I’ve said before, Ecuador is going to drop many points as they have the most difficult run-in of all.

    Let’s hope it doesn’t come down to having to win both matches against Venezuela and Bolivia to make it. I don’t want to tempt fate by even saying this…

    Enjoy the match everyone.

    Current score: 4
  12. Cese Cese says:

    Thanks for your efforts on keeping LCB going @Alessandro and everyone else involved.

    Current score: 3
    • Alessandro Viña Alessandro Viña says:

      Thank you, there are future plan in the work at the moment.

      Current score: 4
    • NicoGF NicoGF says:

      We can make lcb great again as our twitter account says. Keeping lcb alive was key so thx ale, yoru got our backs for 7 straight years he deserved someone getting his back too eventually, we are not like owt, without suarez everything goes to shite in a way we virtually give up b4 the first whistle. Hope u guys enjoyed the solo-pod which is another great idea to keep lcb active, but only if the rest of you guys dare to comment.

      As for the peru game i can expect a draw or a win as likely results what i cant do is forget the 4-1 loss since big games is where you show what u are made of, those were our true colors, no possessionn, no creativity, biased callup list, yesterday news’ players, etc.

      Current score: 4
 

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