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Monday, 31 October 2016 16:41

Ins and Outs of newcomers River Plate

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PEN and PS4 Division 1 East newcomers River Plate have been very active in the transfer market with little indication they plan on slowing down.  Manager, ClaretMatt, has been wheeling and dealing in the transfer market to shape a team that fits his high energy counter attacking philosophy and by all accounts, despite being pleased with the progress made, he still sees his squad as a work in progress with time running out on the transfer window.

So far promising youngsters Giovanni Simeone and Nathan, first choice left back Dalbert Henrique, top anchor man Fernando, bean-pole striker Franco Di Santo, utility attacker Andre Claro, former Sunderland man Ricardo Alvarez, full back Marcelo Goiano and Swedish winger Alex Kacaniklic have all been shoved through the River Plate revolving door.

 

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In the opposite direction ClaretMatt has brought in battering ram midfielder Leroy Fer, mobile defensive midfielder Ibrahim Amadou, goalscoring wing back Patrick Van Aanholt, pacy poacher Adama Diomande, classy midfielder Ager Aketxe, super sub Emmanuel Riviere, one-time “attitude” magazine cover star Matty Jarvis and the marquee signings of the versatile dynamo Alessandro Florenzi and the classy playmaker Joao Mario.

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Despite breaking the clubs transfer records multiple times it is the return of Maxi ‘El Rubio’ Lopez to his boyhood club that has created the biggest buzz around the Estadio Monumental.  Recently blasted for being overweight and playing like he ‘has a washing machine on his back’ by Torino management, ClaretMatt wasn’t deterred.

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“When he comes off the bench he clatters the defenders like he has a washing machine on his back and another on his front, which is fine by me!”

“Apparently the Mafia have offered to break the legs of any defender who makes a mug of him, he’s turned down the offer but I’ve had a cheeky word myself”

River Plate find themselves in a very competitive PS4 Division 1 East, the minimum target set by the board is to avoid relegation in their debut PEN season.  A goal ClaretMatt is (perhaps foolishly) confident of achieving.

“The squad is a lot stronger now than when I took over last week, if we keep making progress at  this rate then a top flight debut can’t be too far away!”

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