Archive for October 11th, 2007
Dorada sees red – no bull

Dorada goldNews of earth shattering proportions has reached me at Kirby Towers. Dorada are to re-style their bottled beers as from this Sunday. The Compania Cervecera Canarias, a subsidary of the SAB Miller group, are spending 350,000 euros on updating the bottles and the promotional back up.

The blue foil and top of the Dorada Sin (alcohol free) will stay the same, the green Dorada Pilsen will now be decorated in red and will simply be called Dorada, and the Dorada Especial will be clothed in black.

For those who don’t partake, the Pilsen is 4. 8 % strength, slightly sweet and smooth, the Especial (yes please) Â is stronger at 5.5% and the morning after, is one of the finest laxatives known to man.

Last year the CCC produced 54 million litres of Dorada, and large quantities of it flowed down the gullets of the Armada Sur. Cheers

A game of two halfs for CDT

There will be no glory this season in the Copa Del Rey for CD Tenerife after going out 2-1 at home to Malaga last night.

The visiting Division 2 leaders had racked up 8 straight wins but brought a weakened team with 5 reserve players. Tenerife shuffled their pack too with Raul Navas taking over in goal and a new front line of Cristo, Arruabarrena and Ayoze. It worked well in the first half with Tenerife creating plenty of chances and showing more ideas up front.

Ayoze set up a good chance after 12 minutes but Cristo couldn’t get on the end of his cross. Ricardo blazed over the goal and Arruabarrena fired the ball into the side netting. Finishing was again proving to be a problem and after 24 minutes Iriome failed to make his shot count but defender Silva stuck out a foot and put the ball in his own net to make it 1-0 to CDT.

Into the second half and Tenerife slipped back into bad ways with shoddy passing and basic errors as Malaga grew in confidence. Navas made 2 great saves from headers 5 minutes in but the Malaga pressure was bound to pay. As the Tenerife defence was drawn off the ball, Eliseu rounded them and hit an equaliser that definately had a hint of offside about it.

From there on it seemed inevitable that Malaga would take the game and with 20 minutes to go Javi Ramos hit the winner from just outside the penalty area. Once again Tenerife had suffered for not killing off a game when on top.