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Racing Santander: Raul's Chance

Started on 25 October 2013 by Jer / First Post
Latest Reply on 28 June 2014 by Neal / Last Post
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Yes, yes, yes, yes, NO! Almost a perfect month :P
Great month, except for the Hercules result, but despite that you are still high up in the league and close behind Zaragoza.
Really good month, unlucky defeat against Hercules but your doing well in the league and I can definitely see you being up there come the end of the season :)
A good month up until Hercules, who are tough opposition. Despite that you still sit in the play off places, something to build on!:)
@Justice: Indeed, I was so happy, until Hercules came and fucked shit up.. especially at home.

@TV: Thanks, hopefully we'll catch up to Zaragoza :)

@Josh: Thanks mate, I do want to get promoted to the BBVA as fast as possible, in any means necessary.

@Walter: Beating Hercules is a Herculean task.. badum tsss..

Xavi Marques Out

Racing Santander have confirmed that new signing, Xavi Marques will miss the following matches against Huesca and Ponferradina in the Liga Adelante. Xavi Marques has been the first injury casualty of the season at El Sardinero, with the midfielder asked to be withdrawn against Huesca in the Copa del Rey.

His manager, Raul, said,”It’s a shame that Xavi [Marques] had to leave the pitch, as he was having a good performance. Even though he went injured during the first-half, during half-time, Francis said that we should win this match for Xavi. We were inspired, and Zabal had to make amazing saves to keep Huesca in the game.”

Xavi Marques

Ruled Out: The defensive midfielder will miss crucial matches next month for Racing.

The defensive midfielder will miss about 3-5 weeks of action.
Some nice updates as always. Good month and good luck for the rest of your campaign! Sure you'll work wonders ;)
Ouch tough injury to take but hopefully that doesn't stop your form
@FMHunter: Thanks, it's been a great month for Racing!

@Walter: Indeed, it's a tough injury, but hopefully someone will fill his shoes. anus

Raul: 'Injured Mario has been given a new contract.'

Racing have confirmed that their first-team goalkeeper, Mario, has signed an additional 2 years in his contract. The Spanish goalkeeper was handed out a new contract, ahead of speculation of a move to Liga BBVA side, Celta de Vigo. The club also have confirmed that Mario will miss a month of action, ahead of crucial matches against Deportivo, Sporting in the Liga Adelante, and Cordoba in the Copa del Rey.

Celta de Vigo, who finished 6th last term, will be competing in the UEFA Europa League this season, and have already added the likes of Edu Bedia and Kiko Femenia in the summer. When Raul was asked about a potential deal involving Mario, he said,"Celta will have to pay a good amount of money for a player that has proven himself in all of Spain's professional divisions, and is a key player. The chances that we'll sell him in the winter transfer window are really low."


Wanted Man: Injured goalkeeper, Mario, has been under intense transfer speculation ahead of the winter window.

Mario, who will miss the crucial match-ups against Sporting de Gijon and Deportivo, believes that team-mate Daniel Sotres, will be more than capable of replacing him while he's injured. Mario said,"Daniel [Sotres] is a very, but very, talented goalkeeper. I know that ever since Raul has arrived, he has struggled to break through the team, and I think that this is his chance to prove Raul wrong."

Daniel Sotres

Final Chance: Is this Sotres's final chance at Racing?
Daniel Sotres is a very, but very, talented goalkeeper.

Very, but very, nice word choice ;)
Hopefully Sotres gives you a tough decision to make when Mario gets back ;)
Great stuff so far, I keeo thinking that Mario Marin is Marko Marin for some reason... but good luck pal!
I'd like to apologize to all who have followed this story, for the lack of updates. Do NOT worry, updates are coming out now :)

Racing Confirm Tyton Trial

Racing fans might be in a treat, after Racing confirmed that they have Polish goalkeeper, Pryzmelaw Tyton, on a 4 week trial. Tyton, was released by PSV Eindhoven earlier in the summer. These news come as a surprise, as Mario recently committed himself to the club by adding 2 years to his previous contract, after Celta de Vigo expressed interest in his services.

Mario Fernandez

Key Player: The injured goalkeeper is wanted by Celta

Pryzmeslaw Tyton is known for being back up to Wojciech Szcezny, Arsenal's #1, in the National team. He is also known for coming off the bench and saving a penalty when his country hosted the last Euro, in 2012. Tyton was also caught speaking with Angel Lavin, Racing's chairman, on deadline day earlier this season, but the move never went concrete. Tyton, however, will have the chance to sign for Racing, if he impresses Raul, the current manager at El Sardinero.

Pryzmeslaw Tyton

Complicated: His own future at El Sardinero will be determined in the training pitch.

As the news spreaded throughout Santander, the press spoke with Daniel Sotres, who will have to cover the next couple of matches, after Mario got himself injured in training. Sotres said,"Competition for the goalkeeper spot are awfully hot during this period, and I'm ready to prove the boss [Raul] that I can be the 'go to' guy if it's needed. We all know that I've had almost no chances this season to prove myself, but I think I can put in a good performance." Sotres also was asked what was the current relationship with Mario, after his team-mate had praised him, ahead of Racing's match-up against Deportivo la Coruña tomorrow. Sotres said,"Me and Mario? We are almost inseparable, we have our own pro's on FIFA and we see who concedes the least! I'm sure he'd tell you who's better!"

Daniel Sotres

Last Chance: Will the goalkeeper shine in Mario's absence?

On such news, Racing's fans have both positive and negative views on Tyton's arrival. Juan, an avid Racing fan who is at El Riazor today, told the press,"Tyton might be good, at least if Raul decides to sell Mario, who can bring some type of profit to the club." Nick Sherwood, a touristt and fan, said,"Tyton? Who's that guy? Bring in Heurelho Gomes, he's better than any of those crapp 'keepers." He also commented,"Christian Eriksen is the new Gareth Bale and Luka Modric. Whether Nick Sherwood is a real Racing fan, is unknown.

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