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Racing Santander: Raul's Chance

Started on 25 October 2013 by Jer
Latest Reply on 28 June 2014 by Neal
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A fantastic month Pauker, bar the one loss. You're going superbly in the Liga Adelante, I reckon you'll be a La Liga team by next season :D

La liga next season, come on Raul! :P
@Josh: I was afraid after that match, knowing that it could be a bad streak of games, but it didn't happen B).

@Neal: Indeed, it's a short period of a 'gold' time, but still, the club is in debt.

@Rablador: Raul might've learned a thing or two about winning during his time at Real ;). Sene is the main man atm, let's hope he can continue this red hot form!

@Walter: Indeed, 300! If I'm a Liga BBVA team (hopefully), we can get rid of the debt and try and finish in a low place, avoiding relegation!

@NVD: C'mon Raul! That confirms what you said earlier yesterday,'I read it before I sleep' xD

KEYNOTE: I'd like to thank everyone who has made this story continue by commenting, or asking for some advice about Racing or the Spanish leagues, and to reach the 300 milestone is a personal record. Let's hope for more.
- Pauk.

Senna Signs

Racing have confirmed the signing of former Spain Euro 2008 Champion, Marcos Senna. Marcos Senna will also be part of the staff at Racing, after negotiations took place earlier this week. He will also be taking part of Raul's playing staff, and will be 'instrumental' according to the manager.

Marcos Senna will take over the vacant spot of U19's Manager role at Racing, whilst he will participate as a player. The former Villareal star left the 'Yellow Submarine' in 2013, in a bid to promote New York Cosmos's uprise to the MLS. After a year and a half, he was released, where his friend and current boss, Raul, pounced at the opportunity to sign him. However, he will join in what it is labelled as Raul's Revolution at Racing, which seems destined to reach the BBVA after finishing up top, with the first half of the 2014-2015 season ending.

Following his appointment and on Racing's pitch, El Sardinero, Marcos Senna said,"I'm pleased that I'll get the opportunity at Racing to play and manage at the same time. Raul and I go way back, and he said that he was ready to give me a chance, both in the pitch and off it, so, if everything goes well during my stay, who knows where I'll end?" Senna was later seen training especially with team-mate and player Jacobo Prat, seen as the next new star at Racing.

Marcos Senna

Legend: The midfielder has returned to Spanish football

After his signing was revealed, passionate Racing fans were all night waiting at the official store for their own Marcos Senna shirt.
@Walter: Senna :DDD

Racing Key Man Injured

Josep Sene has been the latest casualty to Racing's ever growing injury list, after pulling a groin. During their match between Eibar away, Racing's star man, Josep Sene, asked Raul to withdraw him, amid fears of his participation in next weeks match-up against Celta de Vigo. Raul took him hestitantly on the 68th minute, two minutes after he had scored the equalizing goal for his side.

Josep Sene used the social media of Twitter to communicate his injury to both the club and fans.

Sene's Twitter stament read,"After a series of exams, it's looking like I'll be missing about a month and a half of action. It's a tough injury, especially after my game was on a good form. Vamos Racing!"

Josep Sene

Injured: The attacking midfielder will most likely be sorely missed by Racing and their fans.

The young attacking midfielder has played a pivotal role in Racing's season so far, scoring 17 goals, something that has impressed various scouts throughout the Liga BBVA. Many pundits feel that this could be a negative turn for Racing's promotion chasing side, with Sene coming into the rescue various times this season, by either scoring or assisting. The reliance of Sene will be put into test during the lay-off time that Sene will have off the pitch.
Not Sene! He's been a goalscoring machine :( Hopefully you can fight on without him!
:O He will be missed! Hopefully you can still fight on without him!
@Neal: Hopefully, but I'll be looking at other players to improve :)

@Walter: No men left behind </3

Raul: Luis Enrique is a sore loser

Raul has hit out to Celta manager Luis Enrique, following his side's heavy 3-0 loss against Racing away. Luis Enrique had previously stated,"I'm glad we missed the teams like Real Madrid, Atletico, Valencia and Barcelona. Racing was the best outcome we could've gotten." Such comments were made before the two sides clashed at El Sardinero, in which Racing ragged the Asturian side.

Luis Enrique

Kept Quiet: The former Roma boss was silenced by Racing's style of play against Celta.

However, Luis Enrique praised his troops, stating that 'it was all luck'. Raul, the opponent manager, strongly disagreed. He said,"My team showed who was better here, and I had told the press that we should not be underestimated. The way we played the match was out of this world. What Luis Enrique was saying was because he's a sore loser. He, all of people, should know that underdogs should never be underestimated."

Sergi Gomez

Shut-Out: The former Barca 'B' player performed admirably against his old boss, Luis Enrique.

Raul was also optimistic of going into the Quarter-Final of the Copa del Rey, after getting a commanding lead at home. He said,"We've put a foot and a half with such win.. Myself and the lads have told each other that no mercy will be given to Luis Enrique's team, after the comments he made.. If his side progresses, good for him, but it's not looking very likely at this point."

The 2nd leg of the Celta vs Racing match will be played one week from now, on January 14th.
Great update! "He, all of people, should know that underdogs should never be underestimated." <- Stupid Enrique.
Great update as per usual and a very good result!
Although it may be a little late due to myself not commenting (stupid me :P), congrats on 300 replies :D
All people associated with Barca are sore losers :))
So going to follow this story. Looks amazing so far!

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