When Pablo Echavarría marked the end of the match, the José Amalfitani collapsed. It is that Vélez’s defeat against Central Córdoba, by 2-1, was the straw that broke the camel’s back, the knockout blow: much more than three points lost along the way. And no one was spared: there were insults against the players, against Sergio Rapisarda and against all those who -according to the Fortinero fan- are responsible for the bad moment the club is experiencing. To top, Those members who finished the game approached the headquarters to claim, they ran into a double police cordon that made it impossible for them to enter...
The Amalfitani surrounded by Police, the saddest image.
And the anger, to a greater or lesser extent, also goes through the lack of explanations. No leader has come out to clarify what the plan is to reverse the situation, or what will be done -or what will not be done- from now on. To all this (as if that were not enough) are added the speculations about Julio Vaccariinterim DT who barely got a win (vs. Lanús in his debut) in the six games he directed.
Vélez fans demonstrated at the door of the Amalfitani. (@sebavs_)
Although a week ago the former assistant to Gabriel Heinze was confirmed in office until June by Christian Bassedas (one of the few who usually puts his face in public when the potatoes are hot), the continuity of the coach is today a real unknown.
Julio Vaccari with Christian Bassedas.
This Thursday, Olé tried to communicate with important surnames that make up the Vélez CD and, beyond the fact that several chose silence, there was some response from Juan B. Justo at 9200. Here’s what they said from the inside and how the story continues.
The messages that were arriving showed astonishment and concern. The reason for the concern does not need to be clarified, while the astonishment has to do with the fact that “we did not imagine this situation”. From Vélez they affirm and confirm that not even in the most pessimistic thoughts could such a hostile present fit: Fortín needs a miracle to get into the next round of the League Cup and next Tuesday, against Nacional at the Amalfitani, life is at stake in the Libertadores with a squad full of kids.
In turn, when asked about the possibility of going in search of a technician, they said that “At this time there is no decision made, it is time to be prudent”. In addition, they added that they do not want to “give drowning hands” and prefer to evaluate the different options with serenity. Serenity that, at this point, the Vélez fan has already lost.
Backtracking with the decision to bench Vaccari? (Velez Press)
“We are focused on Nacional, it is a very important match”They finally broadcast. And yes, they are key days for the Liniers team, which, although far from the numerical, seems to be experiencing a climate similar to that of the years 2016/2017, when the sporting and institutional reality was even worse.
We will have to take action on the matter or those flashes will be more and more familiar and close…
What have they done to you, Velez Sarsfield?
What have they done to you, Velez? How did we get to this sad present that hurts so much? What is the strategy to reverse the situation? Who is going to explain to the fan what is happening in the club? Where are the millions of dollars that were collected from player sales? Did they really think that Vélez could fight all three competitions with this squad that was dismantled? Or was that statement to tribune? Who defends the interests of the institution if they make you play 48 hours after a game? Who raises their voice when they scold you, even with the VAR? Where are the leaders who have to show their faces? What do you think about the fact that the club is surrounded by the Police that prevents members from entering their homes? What about investments in infrastructure? Click here to read the full opinion.