Renaissance captain The Artist has voiced his support of beleaguered manager Coluccio and issued a rallying cry to his team mates for the remainder of the season.
Speaking at a heated fans forum following last week’s capitulation to Purple Vein, The Artist spoke of his sympathy for Coluccio: “We have a manager who despite some disastrous results of late has maintained his dignity in trying circumstances – lots of which are out of his hands. He’s best placed to continue until the end of the season.”
On Renaissance’s recent form he added: “A lot of these results have been a consequence of us just not playing enough football together, or just football in general, simple as that. We can use these last eight games to get to playing regularly again and hopefully enjoying the game once more.”
Earlier, Coluccio told the the press pack gathered outside his luxurious west London home: “I have no intention of falling on my sword. We’re now into the second half of the campaign and should look at it as a fresh start.”
Renaissance begin the second half of the season with a clash against Jason’s City. Both teams, by their standards, have had a disappointing season so far with four defeats each from their opening eight contests.
Having seen their league title aspirations crumble before them, City and the Blues will be keen for a victory that will restore some pride and put them slightly closure to the chasing pack.
Jason’s City defeated Renaissance 3-1 in the reverse fixture last November, and will be hoping to capitalise on the Blues poor run of three defeats on the bounce.
City lie above Renaissance in the league on goal difference and have lost two of their last three games. A 5-2 win against Team KR was followed by a 4-2 defeat to Purple Vein in their last game. They will be relying on key players, Tom Adriani and Haris Papanikolaou to deliver the goods in what should be a closely fought encounter.