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.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Stallion FC to be reinforced by Fil-Brit

Stallion FC to be reinforced by Fil-Brit
by rick olivares

Fresh of its 2-1 conquest of erstwhile unbeaten Loyola Meralco Sparks, Stallion FC, is looking forward to the arrival of 21-year old Fil-Briton Levi Gilmar Di Silva Fernandez who will join the club starting April 1, 2015.

Fernandez, who despite his Portuguese-sounding name is actually of Jamaican ancestry but was born in England.  His grandmother, Concepcion Fernandez hails from the province of Laguna. She will be joining Levi this month to help facilitate his application for a Philippine passport.

“Levi will be playing for Stallion FC while on loan from Alloa Athletic of the Scottish Champions Side, from April 1 to August 2015,” said Stallion head coach Ernest Nierras who believes that the lanky forward will be a huge addition to a team that boasts of current and former national players that include defender Simone Rota as well as forwards Ruben Doctora Jr. and OJ Clarino. “He will be wearing jersey number 88. I believe that Levi will fit perfectly with Stallions style of football. He is young, athletic and very talented. He will instantly fit into our system both offensively and defensively.”

According to his agent, Steve MacCallen, Fernandez’ possesses sound technical skills and a very good tactical understanding of the game. “Levi will be a great addition to the Stallion roster as we embark on trying to winning the UFL Cup and UFL league in 2015,” added Nierras.Hopefully we will see more of him in a Stallion jersey and that he could impress in order to earn a call up to the seniors national team.” 

Fernandez will be arriving on March 17, and to train with Stallion and acclimatize himself with the local game and his new team.

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