He remains in contact with his former teammates with whom he achieved the historic championship and also with Eduardo Domínguez’s coaching staff. A few days ago, he met José Vignatti and they were chatting. Gymnastics is not what he expected and Colón misses it: operational return on track?
Undoubtedly, a handful of months later, Luis Miguel Rodríguez’s “media divorce” with Colón did not do any good to either party. The “Flea” is not happy in Gimnasia and Colón, clearly, misses his goals and assists. Facing the coming summer window, before the Copa Libertadores de América 2022, the question settles itself: is there any real chance that part 2 of a love / hate movie that reached the Golden Oscar with the star in San Juan on June 4 ?.
A few days ago, in a courtesy call with one of José Vignatti’s vice, Simoca’s “Flea” made irony in the final greeting of this very friendly conversation: “Hopefully we’ll see each other again in December …”. The fathoms of unrequited love for the abrupt end were rekindled a short time ago. At the inauguration of a private clinic, in the town of Candioti, PR10 himself (in Colón, because in Gimnasia neither that special number kept him) was hand in hand, for several minutes, with President José Néstor Vignatti. Undoubtedly, it was the casual start of the “flirtation.”
“Pulga”, who always played in Colón and almost never went through the stretcher, went to La Plata in Gymnastics, everything happened to him: physical discomfort, tear, not ownership by the duo and football chaos. He arrived, the team was eliminated in the Argentine Cup, the duo was displaced, “Pipo” Gorosito took over, they thrashed him and the Gimnasia fans in La Plata are already insulting everyone in the same way. In other words, clearly, for the former champion with Colón, La Plata is not Disney or Aruba. And the Forest is far from being “enchanted.”
In Colón, the other “divorced” party in this media tug of war, things are the same: just 2 out of 12, 9 goals in 10 games (3 from penalties), a conflict that seemed endless with the prizes and the feeling that there is no more leadership within from the field. For the current champion, without the “Flea” at home, the days are not as happy as before.
How is the round trip of “Pulga” with the Mundo Colón today ?. On the one hand, with his former teammates the connection is total: he writes often with several and even the other weekend he ate a barbecue in Santa Fe with players from the current squad. With the “Barba” coaching staff there is respect and affection. The teacher Santella adores him: “He is a phenomenon, here he was an example inside and outside the field. A true beacon for the kids from below who come to First. With us, never a complaint, a positive leader like few others.”
We go to the story itself, to the “flowers” that go from Santa Fe to La Plata and that return with the same aroma (“Deja Vu”) from the city of the diagonals to that of Garay.
– Eduardo Domínguez / DT de Colón: “Without a doubt, after the departure of Luis Miguel Rodríguez, the team has to rebuild in attack …”, said “Barba”.
– Luis Miguel Rodríguez / Former scorer and captain: “Negotiations did not come to fruition with Colón, but relations were good. Last weekend I was in Santa Fe for an inauguration of a clinic and I was with the president and vice president of the club, the best of relationships, speaking well like great people. “
It is more than clear, by concrete signs on each side, that what is rumor today can be walking in these handful of months to the side of certainty. From the contractual point of view, as with the great players (the “Flea”, without a doubt, it is), there is always an exit clause. Gymnastics knows it, Colón also.
“I was always at the disposal of Colón de Santa Fe, Gimnasia two and a half months ago that I had started the negotiations for when I was free, I did not know that I was going to be a champion, much less. After I was champion, I went to Tucumán and returned to train alongside my teammates, I was always at the disposal of the leaders and coaching staff, they wanted me to stay, but situations are not always handled in the best way, “added the Tucuman born in Simoca who raised the expected in San Juan Cup for all sabaleros, after 116 years.
Time, as always, will be the one that puts things in their place. The connection of PR10 with the dressing room of Colón and the coaching staff of “Barba” Domínguez is real in current time. The very bad climate of the Gymnastics World is evident: a game in front of the team and there are already insults for “Pipo” Gorosito and for everyone. Even, from what transpired, there would be some type of default or “delay” in the famous deposit of what is signed.
As since this love / hate novel started, what no one can deny is the happy, glorious, unique and for now unrepeatable ending of Columbus with the “Flea”. Even the Colón fan who did not like the “divorce” when he went to La Plata, will never be able to forget the goals or that historical photo of PR10 raising the golden cup in San Juan. Everything else is in we will see. There are three months until the summer window, pre-Copa Libertadores de América 2022. It is the great dream of Colón, after the final in the Mother of Cities. Will it be the same dream of Luis Miguel de Simoca ?.
A date for Goltz
After seeing the red card for the ironing at the end of the game against Newell’s Old Boys de Rosario in the Elephant Cemetery, the AFA Penalty Court sanctioned Paolo Duval Goltz with a penalty date. Therefore, the experienced defender will not be able to play against Arsenal at the Viaducto and will only be able to return against Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero on the following date.