The Gio Blues

I am staring to wonder if Giovani Dos Santos was born under a bad sign.

His run of bad luck started when the coach that took him to Tottenham, Juande Ramos, got the boot after a terrible put Spurs in the drop zone. Harry Redknapp came in to steer Tottenham clear of relegation, and in so doing built a decent team without Giovani, whom he considered less than professional.

When he finally did give Gio a long look, the youngster was chopped down from behind, sustaining torn ligaments in his ankle in a Carling Cup game. As Tottenham kept dpoing well, Giovani’s chances for playing time diminished. Online bettors may have been wise to stay away from any action involving the young Dos Santos’ playing time. He had been out of sight, out of mind ever since.

A last minute deal sent Giovani on loan to the Spanish coast. He was a second half substitute last week for Racing Santander, his first club action since August.

Despite the inert state of his career, Gio was still a major cog for Mexico’s national team. New coach, Jose Manuel de la Torre called him up and started him in Mexico’s 2-0 win over Bosnia Herzegovina in Atlanta. Even with all the inactivity this year, Gio was rusty but showed plenty of glimpses of the player he can become, as long as he gets the time on the pitch. So it appears that Gio’s disappointing season might be turning around somewhat.

Things are starting to look for Giovani. He looked good for Mexico, and he is in position to get plenty of minutes for his new team, Racing Santander.

Racing announced when Gio was in Atlanta that they had sent coach Miguel Angel Portugal packing. They have appointed Marcelino as their new coach.

It probably won't affect Gio all that much. Right?

Why does it seem like if it wasn’t for bad luck, Gio wouldn’t have any luck at all?