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Football, that source of sensations

Football, that source of sensations

Dear hanging:

This week I had three very different sensations: the sadness, nostalgia and joy. I'll talk about all of them, because together they show decadence, the forgetfulness and the ability to excel of the fans of the greatest sport, football. With great sadness -without wanting to delve into the wound of a headdress, almost death- we are living the misfortune of a great yesteryear, now come to less as was Valencia CF, both nationally and internationally.

The disability and suffering that is enduring one of those that once, it was one of the most numerous hobbies in Spain. All because of the vileness that these last years have had to endure from mediocre and opportunistic leaders. Waste, bad management, improvisation and all the worst evils that have suffered in recent years, to the leaders of national football and who end up paying the clubs and fans, never the natural persons responsible for the ruin.

And if that was not enough, impatience has invaded the spirits of a fondness exhausted by events, both sportingly and institutionally. The isolation of the fans from the team is patent and notorious. That communion lived a few years ago is in oblivion and the only thing that is causing is the sinking of a morale in lower quotas.

Michu's Swansea is the fourth consecutive team to beat a Valencia that has fallen behind each time.
Michu's Swansea is the fourth consecutive team to beat a Valencia that has fallen behind each time.

There are many voices of representatives of Valencian civil society, who have been openly not approving and criticizing the management of the current financial situation of the club. Unfortunately the economic situation of the country and its citizens, does not invite optimism.

With nostalgia and longing, I look back and not many years ago those Extremadura clubs that rubbed shoulders with the elite of national football come to mind. I mean CP Mérida , to CF Extremadura who played two years in the first division, Rafa Benítez being the one who promoted the team for the first time, and as, CD Badajoz the most awarded team in Extremadura. Currently the best team located in the region, It is the CP Cacereño that militates in the G.IV of the second B. It is true, that for a few years a team from this area has been missed in the higher categories. We hope that the soccer leaders of this region of Spain will know how to lead the Extremadura teams towards the professional categories of national soccer..

Extremadura played two seasons in the First Division in the 90.
Extremadura played two seasons in the First Division in the 90.

With joy I am going to dispatch today. That immense joy of knowing that despite all the worst vicissitudes that a football club can go through and live, the fan does not forget and knows how to forgive. I mean the almost disappeared Xerez CD that only makes 5 seasons he played in the First Division. Once again, Gulf leaders have made this club militate in the third division and it is about to disappear. Here comes the joy that real football gives from time to time, the one on foot, the one that all football fans like, the one with unknown players.

The fans of Xerez have decided to start again, from the bottom, the new Xerez Deportivo CF is born. The most amazing, militant in the second regional with close to or even exceeding the number of 4000 partners, a sign of hope for a city that has known how to recover from the worst adversity.

The fans of Xerez CD have created Xerez Deportivo FC.
The fans of Xerez CD have created Xerez Deportivo FC.

I will not forget UD Salamanca a history of Spanish football , dissolved by judicial resolution this same year of 2013. We wait, that as has happened with Xerez, with effort and clean leaders resurface with their new project they have underway. Because if they are the same dogs with different collars, you better not.

Another joy is provided this week by the Spanish player Fran Mérida who has made history in the Brazilian Soccer Championship. After almost fifty years, he is the first Spanish player to score a goal in the top Brazilian tournament. This player, FC Barcelona youth squad and former Arsenal player, promised a lot, he was almost a child prodigy that Wenger recruited to make him another Cesc, but his career has stalled, even plummeting in recent years. Fran merida, had not played a single minute in the 21 previous days, but at dawn this Thursday he became the key player for his team, making history in national football.

Fran Merida made history, scored the first goal of a Spaniard in Brazil after 50 years.
Fran Merida made history, scored the first goal of a Spaniard in Brazil after 50 years.

By last, today I want to refuse to name the usual ones, of all those who during 45 minutes a day we have to swallow and digest. Those that collapse, they mediate and even bore the sports news of TVE1, A3, SEXTA, FOUR, T5 and more, Gentlemen of television come a little respect to the spectators and football fans of this country called Spain!.

Sergio Barres

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