It got worse before it got better. London bus effect. No defeat in a year in the league and then just like that, we have two in four days. We're really, really bad at Internacional. I forgave Flamengo because they're at worst, the second strongest side in this country and they stole it, but Internacional are comfortably better than us on the day. Now I'm panicking. Because our fixtures aren't kind, and the two biggest threats of Atletico Mineiro & Flamengo, look in great form.
The next game however proves to be enormous. We largely outplay Santos but we're pegged back late on, although we bag a winner with literally the last kick of the game. It's about time it was us who had that joy. This sparks another upturn in form, whilst crucially, our rivals seemed to falter.
The real turning point weekend in my opinion was where we won at Chapecoense. Now that wasn't an easy fixture to be honest, but crucially everybody below us lost games I expected them to win. We had breathing space again.
From after this period, it feels like we need to really, really throw it away to not win it. We're unbeaten in 30 home games, although we do still have Mineiro, Corinthians & Flamengo to come here, so we can't be too relaxed.
The title is sealed following a stunning win at Gremio. We lose our unbeaten home run to Corinthians but it doesn't matter. RB Bragantino have a historic Brazilian Serie A title, and I add trophy number 34 to my CV. There is a case that this is my greatest league title achievement yet. Bragantino frankly have no business competing. Small crowds, a good squad but not a great one. I think the stars did align somewhat and as I often seem to find, once I build up some momentum we become unstoppable.
So now my entire focus goes into the big one - I've conequered the hardest league of the region, lets go and get the Libertadores.