Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Like a phoenix from the ashes…. only it’s in Sta. Lucia

Visions of what might have been. Take two this season.

Like a phoenix from the ashes…. only it’s in Sta. Lucia
by rick olivares

Norman Fegidero Jr. denied an opportunity to coach in the UFL’s Division One following the sudden sale of Pachanga to Diliman will get a second crack at it. But the former Azkals coach will have to start all over again – in Division Two this coming league season – along with some familiar faces.

Fegidero will return to the sidelines as head coach of Sta. Lucia, the brother team of Stallion. The team will be composed of some of the best players from Bacolod and Iloilo. Some of his former wards who once played for him in Pachanga are reported to be lining up to rejoin him in Sta. Lucia. Fegidero is said to be stepping down as head coach of West Negros University soon.

As head coach of Pachanga during the last UFL season, the Red Phoenix made it to the quarterfinals of the cup where they bowed out to Global. In Division Two league play, they blew away the opposition with their incredible passing and possession-based game that saw then hit the back of the net a record 115 times while conceding only eight goals. Pachanga finished with a 21-1-0 record. The team was looking forward to seeing how they matched up with the UFL’s best but their players were scattered all over from Diliman to Air Force to Pasargad and to Loyola.

Try-outs for Sta. Lucia will be held soon.

1 comment:

  1. Great News! Can't wait for Sta. Lucia to start the raids. XD