If we had waited a year like this, we didn’t believe it. It was a 2021 of joys, illusions, falls and relapses. Of emotions, sensations, vibrations and, why not, disputes. 365 days in which the Siena of football did not miss anything.
Not to mention the first months, the exit from the playoffs, the farewell to Grammar, the repechage, the summer market with Perinetti at the helm and his countless “hits” in and out. Then the championship of C. 4 coaches, 2 sporting directors, departures and arrivals. A “sliding door” (1998 film) of the ball that will bequeath an incredible 12 months, perhaps, unrepeatable.
In the background remain the last decisions, those that will leave their mark on the future that awaits us: the new course that brought a disciple of Mr. Zeman to the bench. It was the Bohemian who saw him as a midfielder and revived him as a central defensive player. Since then, Padalino has been the bulwark of the rearguard, good at building.
Now he is the man called to raise the fortunes of a team back from too many defeats: too many to appear true.
To begin with, however, the first opponent is not to be faced on the pitch but outside: the pandemic is pressing and the match against Teramo has been postponed (could he have waived a postponement at the beginning of the year?).
All that remains is to wait to observe what will happen again. The year that is worth a century has passed: the wish is to rediscover stability, continuity and even a little luck (an element that has been hiding in 2021).
Happy 2022 to all of Siena in football.