The game we have all been waiting for

I think for many fans although they didn't expect Segunda B to be a wlk in the park they did expect to win a few games without suffering. The first few games in the season seemed to reinforce this and then the rest of the season arrived.
I sat after the game yesterday quietly just appreciating how great the feeling was to have won without suffering without being worried until the last minute what might happen. I have to say it is a great moment for the team to have recovered and I think we will make the playoffs. Theoretically we need one more win to be sure that we are ok. Both would probably move us up the table with a small chance we were second.
Second is an advantage as it gives you in theory a less difficult team and the second leg at home. This second  is the factor which would really help us, although I am sure many will travel to see the games where ever we are drawn.
Yesterdays game itself was great for Perona who scored a hat trick with the third being a penalty. The second was a really great goal and all three can be seen below.


Sergio Aragoneses; Sergio Rodríguez, Pablo Sicilia, David Medina, Raúl Llorente; Chechu (Zazo, 62’), Kitoko, Víctor Bravo (Cristóbal, 85’), Quique López; Perona & Aridane (Ratón, 70’).

Lledó; Owona (Pascual, 79’), Negredo, Juanma, Juanpa; Jandrín (Jairo, 68’), Aitor Sanz, Pelayo, Nano; Rubiato (Bustos, 46’) & Martins.

 REFEREE Antonio Santos Pargaña, from Andalucia. Yellow cards forlocal player Víctor Bravo and for the visitors Owona, Aitor Sanz & Juanpa.

 GOALS 1-0: (11’) Perona amade the most of a mistake by Owona, anfter a shot by Aridane. 2-0: (44’) Perona with a header from a shot by Chechu. 3-0: (78’) Perona, with a penalty.

 INCIDENTS  Played in the Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez stadium with the gound in good condition on a sunny morning with 8,895 spectators sone 50 of which were from Oviedo. Before the game the squad from Iberostar Socas Canarias were presented to celebrate their going up to the ACB.


Another change

Another change I hear you say from behind your screen where ever you are.
It seems to have been on the cards for several weeks but yesterday the match was so bad that there was no other chance. although the decision ws made this morning this was more geograficial than any other reason. The club was away from the island and finally these decisions are made by the administrative comititee rather than anyone else.

This morning I had a chance to talk to some of the journalists who were at the game yesterday and there was nothing positive to say. What you judge happened, is finally up to you but talk runs between the coach was setup and the coach made the wrong decisions. It will probably never be clear what happened. Garcia Tebar seemed when he came to be a straight talking man, and as time passed this was certainly true. Sometimes perhaps he said more than he should but what you saw was what you got.

I wish him luck in the future and hope his next team is less trouble than the weeks he spent on the island  

Rumour states that Quique Medina who was training the second team will be the new coach. Interestingly for the games last season he was second coach under David Amaral. When Amaral was sacked Median was offered the job coaching the CDT B team and with the encouragement of Amaral he took the job. They are in the upper range of the table with five rounds to go they might have just made the play offs.

What this means for the first team will reamin to be seen but I hope as it often has the change will push the players into working harder and will give us that final push into the playoffs and to go back up to segunda.


Time to believe

It seems to me we are at a turning point. Last week there was a great furore with the question would the coach be sacked or not on Sunday. This week the press and the fans have been quieter. We seem to have reached the point for the final push. We  seem to have reached the point where every game is going to count.

CD Tenerife has Celta B, Athletico B and Marino de Luanco away. Of these Luanco and ATM B are safe and Celta is struggling. At home the team has to play Lugo, Oviedo and Alcala de Henares. Two direct rivals and a team who by the time they reach us should know if they are safe or not.

We are third with 57 points and the two teams behind us are Albacete with 55 points and Oviedo with 54. This is still a very close thing and one of these teams is not going to make the play off.

The biggest advantage CD Tenerife has is its fans. Week after week the stadium has filled with fans who want to support the team. And athough there have been moments where they were cross or fed up, never have they deserted, never have they given up.

But the moment has come for eveyone to give that last push. Remember the year we went up to La Liga, remember the game at home against Xerez. The fans have a power and a passion that can't be beaten. They can lift the team and carry them forward and now is the time to do this.

The fan clubs know the team needs a big push and comments this week have appeared including:

 Zoneros: The fans have never abandoned the club not even in the darkest moments, and now we have the chance to demonstrate one more, how great we are.

Instinto Blanquiazul:  We need to be 100% with the team during the game

Peña Barroso de Chio: Now more than ever we need to be there in the stadium everyone together so we can push Tenerife up to the second division

Irish clan: Its the moment to show that this team is a candidate to go up.

Frente Blanquiazul: to go up is possible but we need everyones commitment.

Armada Sur with their English speaking base talk of six matches and six finals, and want to support the blue and whites to the maximum

With all these calls I cant see how the fans wont be in the stadium on Sunday week pulling for the team, helping them to maintain the play off positions to the end of the season.

Aupa Tete


Three points in the last minute

In a game where the CDT doctor was sent off the field for walking to slowly everything happened. The team started out slowly against Toledo who they drew against in the away match. The first shot at goal came in the 30th minute from Perona who has never scored a goal on his birthday.

Toledo never looked likely to score and the only counter attack Tarantino stopped although it cost him a yellow card and a sending off. At this point with two local players Kiko Raton and Ruben Rosquete having been brought in the team made that extra push. And the goal when it finally came was glorious.

The second game this season Pablo Sicilia Roig has saved.  We are still third and now with 6 points between us and the fifth placed team

Game notes.

CD TOLEDO    0 (0)

Sergio Aragoneses; Cristóbal, Raúl Llorente (Jonay, 95’), Pablo Sicilia, Tarantino; Marcos Rodríguez, David Medina (Ratón, 63’), Ferrán Tacón, Víctor Bravo; Perona & Aridane (Rosquete, 71’).

Saavedra; Amores, Aguirre, J.Sánchez, Dani Gómez; Enguix (Dani Alonso, 73’), Abel Buades, Carlos (Andriu, 83’), Óscar (Carrillo, 63’); Encinas & David Sanz.

Gustavo Rebollo López, from Catalunya. Sent off local player Tarantino (72’), with a second yellow card. Creds for local players Perona, Pablo Sicilia y Víctor Bravo; and for visitors Dani Gómez, Carlos y Aguirre.

GOAL 1-0: (94’) Sicilia, with a cross ball.

Played in the Heliodoro Rodríguez López. With the grounds in good condition on a warm sunny morning with 8.595 spectators some 20 of which were from Toledo.