The 2019-20 season was our third at Racing Club and our most successful one with us winning 5 trophies in a match packed season. I also managed a first time personal achievement in that we went all season in the Superliga undefeated with a record of 40 wins and 6 draws that extends our unbeaten League run to 62 matches which I am very pleased about. The key to the success was most definitely in squad management with game after game in an heavy schedule. The standout players over the season were Pablo Cuadra, Giovanni Simeone, Marcelo Meli and the wonderful Maximiliano Lovera who is a dream to manage and a worthy wearer of the coveted number 10 shirt.
Racing Club supporters around the World are celebrating the club winning an historic treble after the club secured the Superliga title with one game still to play. The club have not looked back since Diego Milito returned to the club he once played for to become the manager. Milito who won the title with Racing in 2014 as a player he is now a title winner as a manager. The Milito Years have started off better than expected with the club winning 5 trophies in 2 seasons under the man dubbed the prince by the Racing faithful. Milito himself was pleased with the double cup wins last season but this season Racing have been on fire and blown the opposition away with a change of style so what changed?
Welcome to my latest post which is the first post of season 2 with Racing Club. Has I write this post I am still buzzing from this afternoons FM game time which I experienced the full emotions that this game throws at you. Has you have already figured out from the title of this post we have won the Copa Libertadores the pinacle of South American club football. I have redesigned the cover of El Grafico to celebrate our famous win which is the clubs second Copa Libertadores title after winning it in 1967. Lisandro Lopez with 13 goals in the competition was our hero has he turned back the years with some clinical finishing that gained him the golden boot with the pinacle being in the 2nd leg of the Final were he scored an hat-trick to bring the Libertadores home to Avellaneda.
Welcome to the latest events in Avellaneda were Diego Milito has inspired Racing Club to continental glory in lifting the Copa Sudamericana to go alongside the Copa Argentina victory. My last update took us up to the Semi Final draw were we were paired against Brazilian club Fluminense with the 1st leg taking place at home in Avellaneda. I knew that this would be a big test and I was proved right with us grabbing a slender 1-0 win in the 94th minute courtesy of Lautaro Martinez but it was our midfield trio of Federico Vismarra, Arévalo Rios and Diego González who put in a fine display of industrious team work to overpower and contain the Fluminense midfield. I would obviously have liked another goal cushion but I was happy to see the boys performance against a strong opponent. The result spurred the board to offer Milito a new contract which was signed without hesitation giving the rookie manager a 2 year extension.
Welcome to the latest post following Diego Milito’s Managerial Journey that as started with his boyhood club Racing Club de Avellaneda. On taking the reigns Milito was given the task of turning around a Copa Sudamericana 2nd round 1st leg 1-2 deficit against Colo-Colo of Chile in his first competitive game in management, however Racing would play a friendly against another Chilean side Universidad de Chile before the Copa game which would allow Milito the opportunity to have a look at the players before the big game. Before we look at the new Racing boss and his start in management I want to spend a little time on how I have chosen to play FM18.
Welcome home is painted on the edges of a large banner that as Racing Club de Avellaneda’s club badge on it to welcome the arrival of Racing’s new manager Diego Milito. This will be the former Racing Club’s forwards first shot at management and a large crowd of journalists have assembled at the club’s press conference to hear what the 38 year old Milito has to say. “Diego this must be a proud moment for you”? A nervous looking Milito takes a sip of water before answering, “yes I can’t express how pleased I am to have been given the chance at a club which has played a big part in my life and that is close to my heart, first of all I would like to thank the supporters of the club for welcoming me home and I would like nothing more to be able to bring some silverware to the club in return for this warm welcome, but first we have to build a solid foundation that will allow us to be competitive for years to come”.
Racing Club de Avellaneda or simply Racing Club are an Argentinian football club based in Avellaneda which is part of Greater Buenos Aires and will be a main feature of this blog for the duration of FM18. Racing play their home games in the Estadio Juan Domingo Peron also known has El Cilindro which as a capacity of 55,389 and is well known for its fantastic atmosphere and tika tape reception. The clubs nickname is La Academia (The Academy). Racing are one of the big five (Cinco Grandes) teams in Argentina along with Boca Juniors, River Plate, Independiente and San Lorenzo. They have won the Primera Division title 17 times and the Copa Libertadores on 1 occasion (South American equivalent to the Champions League).