Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A step up on the South American ladder, Uruguay showed familiar picture: Penarol won one more title, but there is little to tell – in general, it was the same squad as the previous years, depending on Walter Olivera and Fernando Morena. The great exodus of Uruguayan players to play abroad made a team with two decent players more or less supreme at home. Or so it looked like.
Hardly a great squad, winning during very troubled times – but title is a title and nobody questions winners. The club’s historians modestly call the 70s the period of ‘transition’ – it may have been just so.