“Football is a lot ungratefulI feel like I started the club. When there are those who call me ’empty’, with everything I’ve put into it and what I’ve done”. Marcello TinelliSynonym of Saint Lawrence who even had his birthday on the same day that the Boedo club was founded, which saved him from relegation and led him to be champion of America, no less, today he cannot go on the field and even if he is not there goes, every Sunday he receives insults from all the forums.
Tinelli, the most famous, rich and powerful guy on TV for decades, couldn’t get away with football… This football that won it not once but twice. First, turning his fantasy of owning the file AFA after Grondona’s death, with that embarrassing and historic vote that ended in a draw. Then, when he underestimated the numbers and the daily life of his club, crashing the Ferrari that he himself had helped build. But San Lorenzo was lucky. Tinelli’s farewell raised an unusual veto for Gallego Insua, who by dint of common sense, heart and effort, today is a lightning rod that dissipates the storm. But Tinelli continues to complain.
“Football always makes you feel like this you are outside“, he said Mario Pergolini. “Footballers are distrustful, they bully you, they bully you until you become more or less strong. And I didn’t manage to become strong.” With that hardness, Pergolini defined his disappointing stay in the vice presidency of Boca, between December 2019 and March 2021. It was a year and four months in which he failed to impose his idea of innovating some issues of the club, he got tired of being ignored by Riquelme and quarreled with Ameal.
Ex-CQC pilot, TV rebel kid, lawbreaker turned businessman, ‘knew-it-all’ slammed car door and went home hurt and humiliated by the same people he idolized by audiences like fans. The Pergolini affair was brief and without consequences: today he is criticized by social media and, despite the wear and tear suffered by his figure, flirts with returning to club politics.
Now it’s up to Fabiano Doman being the “weird” who has a loathing for the world of football, despite his being in record time. In favor of the journalist, he has joined a club for which the word crisis is already too small. Against this decision, he already knew what he would find: Moyano’s legacy and all that followed from previous years was like boarding the Titanic. 184 days after that October afternoon, at headquarters, when he took office and posed for photos with his predecessorDoman got on the boat and jumped into the North Atlantic, resigning via statement.
In July 2021 he had said goodbye to the América cycle, “Intratables”, to take up a position at Edenor and in November of the same year he left that job for this adventure in Avellaneda. It was nearly a campaign year, double his tenure as president.
“It’s hard to do television every day…” Doman cautioned clarion days after winning the election. And he compared: “They judge me at all times with the minute by minute, and every 24 hours with the rating of the program. It’s a very competitive environment. I don’t know if the TV environment is not more competitive than the football management environment.
Doman didn’t say one thing, which applies to everyone: failing on television is not like failing in football, a world that is not defined by zapping but by other rules, including fan sentiment.
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