Monday, October 31, 2011

Violence After Draw With Olimpo

Newell's Old Boys took a 2-0 lead and then sat back and allowed Olimpo to come back to end the game tied at two... and so the suffering continues for La Lepra. Thirteen games played, nine have ended in draws.

I have said it before, I will say it again. Newell's Old Boys need to start earning points, as in three at a time, or come next season we will be staring down relegation.

Adding to the problems was the on going issues between the team and the Rosario Police. After the match there were some fan problems, with 108 arrests made. The team released security camera footage that would seem to indicate that at least some of the problems were actually created by the police themselves (see below.)

While it may be true that some of the violence was due to over zealous police, the police are pointing their fingers back at Newell's administration. And there is no alternative but using them as security during matches in Argentina. This could create a bit of a problem for the team, as the police could end up refusing to work Newell's home matches.

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