Archive for January 20th, 2015
CD Tenerife Explore New Empty Depths

Even multinational oil companies have to admit when their plans don’t bring any reward but CD Tenerife looked as blunt as a worn out drill when they bored their way to a 0-0 home draw with Numancia.

New loan goalkeeper Dani Hernandez made his debut and his sure handling was one of precious few bright spot in a dire game between two very poor teams. Jorge was back in the centre of defence for suspended Carlos Ruiz and he looks a class act, backed with a goalie they have confidence in the defence is not a worry but the lack of a credible second striker is really hurting the cause. It took half an hour for the first real shot, Suso roasted Juanma on the right and tried to set the ball up for Diego Ifran but Munir got down to smother at the post. Numancia had a go a few minutes later as Perez drew a good save out of Dani and Victor in his full home debut beat a defender on the left before seeing his soft shot easily saved.

Tenerife’s play was disjointed and lacking ideas, they resorted to slinging the ball across too often, Diego had to cover so much ground and pounced on a mistake by Munir just before the break but shot high. How bad were things? During the break the fans were talking about the need to bring Aridane on but it didn’t happen. Some games have 0-0 written all over them, this one had it engraved in gold with a cast iron guarantee. A blade of grass was seen to move on the hour and we were all transfixed to see if it would start growing, it didn’t and the stands paintwork was already dry so that was our entertainment all used up.

Inspiration was needed, Cervera brought on Ricardo for Cristo Martin with little effect and ten minutes later took off Victor for Guarrotxena but he got poor service and couldn’t take the strain off Diego. Perez tried a long shot that skipped past the home post and Diego had another half chance that Munir got a hand to. The 8,658 crowd started thinning out 10 minutes before the end and Cervera must have known what was coming, he is constantly booed pre game but the final whistle brought a stronger onslaught from all around the ground.