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Pro Vercelli: Ibáñez Thinks “Let’s Do This”

You know you’ve had a good day as a striker when you:

  1. Score four goals in a game.
  2. Win the match singlehandedly for your team.
  3. Are named man of the match.
  4. Break the 78-year-old scoring record of the man your stadium is currently named after.

What can you say about a player like Jorge Ibáñez? His streakiness drives me crazy, but when he decides to show up, he shows up all the way.

In other news, we’re in second place with eight games to go. Massive, multi-thousand word series of updates to follow soon.

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Pro Vercelli: Ibáñez Thinks “Let’s Do This”

by Brian Phillips · February 12, 2009

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