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Advice from Prof. Eduardo Amaya
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Advice from Prof. Eduardo Amaya

Branded by Fire

April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017
By Francisco Vierheller

The Coronel Suárez that we all know and love inspired generations of players to form their own style of play. Four young players showed us how they took on what they had learnt from their fathers and grand fathers. 

The autumn season in Argentina is generous in that it gives us many opportunities to watch polo in The Catherdral: Palermo. But March 25, 2017, was extra special. Tomás Alberdi, Ignacio Garrós, Juan E. Harriot and José R. Araya came together and, wearing the iconic blue and red shirt, played marvellous polo. 

It was truly emotional to watch those boys play with such authenticity, a style representative of the glory days, precise and efficient. Their attitude on the field was rightly praised; at only seventeen and eighteen years old, they acted as role models for young players around the world. They played fair polo, never complaining, showing composure and respect for their teammates and their opponents. They imposed their dynamic rhythm, not stopping or slowing down, just focusing on their objective. They all went for the attack, but never forgot the characteristic defence of their team history: “;;;first the man, then the ball.” All four players lead the team, no individual outshining the others; sweat and sacrifices are shared.
  
It was a spectacle to behold; they honoured the name of polo, and the legacy of Coronel Suarez.