Skip to main content

Rissy Santos Luiz FC Press Release

We at the club have noted that today's eventful press conference involving Coach Blackman and the chairman of our board of directors has caused quite a commotion. We've decided to release our account of what happened so that our fans can know the truth. Honestly, it's pretty much as bad as you've heard, but we just want you to hear it from us. Here are  the questions asked along with the coach's answers.

What's been going on with this club in the past month?

Things are going here at Rissy Santos Luiz FC. Things aren't going badly per say, but the could be going so much better. 

Did you ever make a decision about Olivier Giroud?

I know, I was all #GiroudOut last time I spoke with the media, but I didn't go through with it. Why not? I told the board it was because I really believed in his potential, but honestly it was because I forgot to make the transfer. Nevertheless, the decision (oversight but let's not be particular) proved to be a good one because Olivier did bring in a whopping five points. Unfortunately, he's picked up a long term injury, so now I really have to let him go. #GetWellSoonGiroud 

So you still haven't really filled us in...what is the state of your team right now? Have you made any more changes? 

Oh, a plethera! After Gameweek two, Giroud wasn't the only one I had to let go... Zabaleta and Mertesacker weren't giving me any points and Oscar wasn't getting enough. I didn't stop there. I made a couple other changes too, but I don't remember who those people were. 

That explains the 12 point deduction your club had last week. Many have been very critical of that decision. What do you have to say about that?

I was already getting points deducted every week because the players I had weren't producing. I chose to get 12 points deducted at once in order to start gaining points in the future. Sure, I could've done it gradually to avoid point deduction, but I'd already waited for too long.  Last week was the best week of the season for us, so my decisions have already paid off.

You just promoted Diego Costa to captain despite the fact that he has a known hamstring injury. Why? 

This isn't the first time he's been injured this season. Despite injury, he's continued to play and score goals. Jose Mourinho said earlier that Costa will play this weekend.

We can confirm that before the conference began Coach Blackman did ask the Chairman, "Do I really have to do this?" While it is true that he replied, "Only is you want to keep your job", the implications of his statement have been misconstrued by the papers. The Chairman made an official statement on the matter only minutes ago:

"It was just banter! We're not thinking of firing Coach Blackman at the moment. We want to see if this new plan of hers is going to work first."

There have also been rumors that Falcao and Di Maria have been signed. Wouldn't that be nice! To dispel these and any other false stories, here's the current Rissy Santos Luiz FC lineup:

GK: Myhill

Defenders: Ivanovic, Shawcross, and Dier

Midfielders: Dyer, Hazard, Sigurdsson, and Ramsey

Forwards: Naismith, Diego Costa, and Rooney

Bench: Gilks, Bruce, Kolarov, Shelvey

Here are the points we've received so far:

Week 1- 37

Week 2- 39

Week 3- 38

Week 4- 51

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

DIFERENÇAS ENTRE O FUTEBOL EUROPEU E O FUTEBOL BRASILEIRO

por Hugo Haacke

Começando na Europa e se espalhando pelo mundo, hoje, o futebol é o esporte coletivo mais praticado em todo o mundo. Tendo objetivos e regras iguais, o futebol se diferencia de lugar para lugar na sua forma de jogar, torcer e gerenciar. Entre a Europa e a América Latina, onde o futebol é mais popular, há significantes diferenças, tendo como principal referência nesse continente, o Brasil, o país do futebol. A primeira diferença e mais perceptível é a tática e a forma de jogar. No futebol europeu, a velocidade durante a partida inteira é algo natural. Há também características gerais como o costume de manter a linha de quatro no meio de campo e, a estratégia de recomposição do time inteiro, o jogo mais centrado, objetivo e calculado. Já o futebol brasileiro, conforme o tempo passa, os técnicos vêm aproximando a tática de seus times ao futebol europeu – principalmente depois da copa de 1982. Mas em sua essência, o futebol brasileiro sempre se caracterizou por lances com dri…

Kaleemullah Khan's Story

by Meesha Imran

Kaleemullah Khan is a Pakistani footballer who was born in Chaman, Pakistan on September 20th, 1992 and currently plays as a striker for Tulsa Roughnecks FC. 
His international career began when he signed a five-month contract with a club in Kyrgyzstan named FC Dordoi. His performance was so exceptional that the club offered him a two-year contract worth Rs10 million. Khan was named Player of the Year soon after he finished as the highest scorer in the league and also won the Kyrgyz Cup and Super Cup.

All of these early accolades prompted immediate interest and there were invitations for trials from China and Iceland, although his agents had something else in mind. They arranged a one-month trial with USL side Sacramento Republic FC. The USL club put forth a condition; in order for Kaleem to complete the trial, he had to rescind his contract with Dordoi. 

On the first day of his try-out, he twisted his ankle and was advised to rest for a week. Although thoughts of return…

USL 2018 Roster Moves

by Marissa Blackman

Last Updated on 3/16/18 at 6:34 PM EST

This is a running tab of all the roster additions and subtractions for USL clubs.

I will update this list periodically. An asterisk next to a player's name indicates that the player is on loan from another club.
All updates are based on official announcements from each club.

Atlanta United 2
AJ Cochran
Diego Lopez
Jack Metcalf
Yosef Samuel
Shawn Nicklaw
Gaston Cardozo
Brian Gambarte
Nicolaus Caraux
Kevin Barajas
Paul Christensen
Laurent Kissiedou
Andrew Kendall-Moulin
Bethlehem Steel FC
Matthew Mahoney
Chris Nanco
Santi Moar
James Chambers
Brandon Aubrey
Omar Holness
Brandon Allen
Olivier Mbaizo
Aidan Apodaca
AJ Paterson
Prosper Chiluya
Mika Catalano
Drew Skundrich
Charleston Battery
Taylor Mueller
Kotaro Higashi
Quinton Griffith
Skylar Thomas
Tah Brain Anunga
Joe Kuzminsky
Jarad van Schaik
Neveal Hackshaw
Ataulla Guerra
Ian Svantesson
Nico Rittmeyer
Jay Bolt
Ryan Arambula
Odisnel Cooper
Victor Mansaray
Vincenzo Candela
Charlot…