Sunday, October 19, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #171 (Carlos Reinoso: Chile)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

Featuring as our subject today a re-mediated image of Carlos Reinoso, appearing every inch the archetypal Seventies' footballer, who was represented in the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974’ sticker album & subsequently chosen as a member of the official Chile squad for the tournament, where he played in each of his country’s three matches: although I do remember Chile as being one of the teams present at the ’74 World Cup, I must admit to having no recollection of Carlos Reinoso or any of the individual players.

As regards contemporary matters, disappointing news of two of our favourites from a couple of the European city derby matches this weekend, with Red Star Belgrade losing to Partizan & Grasshoppers being defeated by FC Zurich. In Budapest, though, its rather pleasing to see grand old MTK up in second place, keeping winning to put a bit of pressure on the top spot, &, behind them Ferencvaros back up to fourth with a win.

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