Archive for September 19th, 2010
Long Tunnel, Little Light For CD Tenerife

Coach Arconada’s short reign as coach of CD Tenerife ended with a dismal 2-0 home defeat to Celta Vigo. The cries of Fuera (out) and Oltra, Oltra, Oltra, surprisingly released at the end of last season, made it clear that he had lost not only the dressing room but also the terraces. The club now have to work out how to pay him off and find a replacement.
The players have to take their share of blame, they again showed little purpose or heart as Celta romped to an easy victory. Nino and Bertran were passed fit but centre back Prieto was again missing injured, Natalio started, playing just behind Nino but Tenerife struggled to create any chances up front. Celta couldn’t believe their luck when Sicilia and Melli made a hash of clearing an attack after 12 minutes,and Sicilia was called for a foul in the box. Trashorras, a former Pio, stepped up and stroked the penalty home. The 14,370 crowd was getting restless and there was worse to come, De Lucas crossed the ball into the area and Catala had plenty of time to stoop and head the ball low past Sergio Aragoneses.

Into the second half and there was still no pattern to Tenerife’s play, too often they gave the ball away and Nino was again foraging for himself up front. Substitute Kome (above) had a great opportunity to pull one back with a 67th minute penalty after Lago had handled but his spot kick flicked off the crossbar and over. The calls for Arconada’s head grew louder and many streamed out early, Natalio had a chance at the end but fired too high and the feeling of despair could be felt all around the ground.

This week could be quite an eventful one at the club as they work out how to pay off Arconada and who can take over to get the season back on track.