Saturday, November 17, 2007

Solo quedan los recuerdos

I'd like to dedicate this next song to los Tuzos de Pachuca.

Yes, the once-grand Tuzo empire came crumbling down today in glorious manner. Like most empires, the fall of the Pachuca dynasty was epic. Cruz Azul did Pachuca in by a 4-0 second-leg win and a 6-0 aggregate victory in the repechaje round of Mexico's Apertura 2007 season.

Truth is, Pachuca's dynasty was in tatters since the fall of Miguel Calero. But now it's finally over and Pachuca are mere mortals once again.

Anyway, here's one of my favorite depressing songs.

Amor Limosnero:

Yo no quisiera hablar de despedida
me duele mucho, me parte el alma
pero que puedo hacer
ahora recojo mi arrastrado orgullo
hoy me marcho de ti
no lo vas a creer

Yo no quisiera provocarte pena
pues se de sobra que tu alma es buena
por no verme llorar
podias quedarte sin abrir las alas
y en tus alas se ve que ahora quieres volar

Y aqui se termina, aqui se termina
este amor limosnero
me voy de tu vida
porque te quiero
te doy la libertad
de que vueles en voz de tu felicidad

Yo no quisiera provocarte pena
pues se de sobra que tu alma es buena
por no verme llorar
podias quedarte sin abrir las alas
y en tus alas se ve que ahora quieres volar

Y aqui se termina, aqui se termina
este amor limosnero
me voy de tu vida
porque te quiero
te doy la libertad
de que vueles en voz de tu felicidad

4 comments:

The Hammer said...

Funny... except... no, not really. The 07/08 year isn't even halfway done and people are already dismissing Pachuca.

However, I don't think it was with Calero's injury that Pachuca began to falter, it came long before that [assuming you watched Pachuca play].

During the SuperLiga, the Tuzos looked flat up front [Rey? Marquez?] and were barely able to inch through to the semis. Against Houston, again the team looked strange and disconnected, and vs. Galaxy they were a PK away from losing the whole thing.

The straw that broke the camel's back was Calero's injury, but the cracks were visible from the moment Aquivaldo Mosquera was sent to La Liga. The combination of these two created a huge hole in back for the Tuzos. Additionally, the "backups" Hernandez and Manzur ended up being more of a problem.

Meza's boys are just flat out tired and fresh out of ideas, and "Ojitos" isn't the type of coach to shake things up. The next 3 weeks should provide some much needed rest. Calero should be ready to go for the WCC in Japan. The problem remains the CB position, and the fact that Cacho has no strike partners, or back-ups.

Nick said...

This is why the FMF's libertadores policy is a travesty. The policy prevented their best team ever from competing in Libertadores at full strength, and certainly represented the best chance for a Mexican team to break through and win it. All dynasties fall, but I'm sad to see this Pachuca team slip without ever getting a chance to compete at the biggest stage...

The Hammer said...

It's not FMF's policy, it's CONCACAF's. Since Libertadores' schedule clashes with the CONCACAF Champions Cup.

Now, it's only going to get worse with the CONCACAF Champions league... since that's schedule to run from August to May. Expect to see Mexican champs prevented from going to Libertadores or Sudamericana.

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