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Back to second Division

So Deportivo lost this Saturday to Valencia and got relegated to second Division. Yes, it was a very sad Saturday. I’m still trying to get used to it after twenty years playing in La Liga BBVA. There are many reasons why this happened, among them the referee mistake in Gijon one single point would have kept Deportivo in the Liga BBVA. Anyway Deportivo didn’t got relagated because of that mistake it was only one match and the Liga has thirty eight matches. Lotina was a losing coach, he didn’t had a clear eleven through the whole season, he played for the 0 – 0 and if lucky maybe winning the match because of some mistake.
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7 years later Depor 4 – 0 Milan

Seven years later lets remember the Depor 4 -0 Milan match that clasified Deportivo for the 2004 Champions League semifinals. Depor had lost in San Siro for 4 to 1, but we knew a miracle could happen at Coruña, just like it did. Pandiani, Valerón, Luque and Fran scored the goals for Deportivo. To tell you the truth I lost that match, even when I had season tickets for it. Guess I didn’t think it was possible since Milan were the Champions League winners from last year. I will always regret not having gone to that match.

Now Deportivo has a big deficit and had to sell most of its assets (players). But it’s always good to remember the old times and think that they will come back sooner rather than later.

So, here are the goals.

Our goalkeeper scores goals too

So we at Deportivo made history being the first Galician team to win the Liga, but now we have the first goalkeeper to score a goal in first division championship history.

Yes, after another horrendous, pitiful match away from Riazor in the 93 minute Aranzubia scores the goal that ties the match and helps keep Deportivo away from relegation. This was a crucial match. Almeria is also fighting against relegation and beating Deportivo would have shortened the points difference with us. Thanks to Aranzubia’s goal Almeria is still in the 19th position with twenty-one points and Deporivo keeps the distance having twenty-six points. Relegation will be a tough fight this year.

So here is the goal. Enjoy.

Forza Depor, oe!!!

Spain wins the World Cup

So Spain makes it to the front page of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. It’s a consequence of winning the Football World Cup. Guess the only thing left to say is congratulations.

I personally liked the football they made. For me the critical match was the one against Germany. Watching how the germans defeated “the boludos” was scary. At that moment for me Germany was a clear candidate for the World Cup. But Spain made a hell of a game against the germans. They kept the ball and gave almost no opportunities for the germans to score.

I was also afraid before the beginning of the final. The game hadn’t even started and Spain was already champion. Sounded to me like Maracanazo or Centenariazo.

The referee was pitiful. De Jong should have been off the pitch after the kick he gave to Xavi Alonso. Looks like the dutch were not willing to deploy total football, but more total karate. It was the referees responsibility to stop this and it was quite clear he didn’t.

I would like to mention the coach Vicente del Bosque. I feel amazed at how he keeps a low profile. He looks like the same person whether he wins, loses or ties. Looks like nothing moves him, always has the right word, not a bad word about the rivals. I wouldn’t say he is politically correct, but really humble. We all should learn a little from him.

Twenty per cent unemployment, a old job market, a fiscal deficit of around ten per cent, a failed economic model among other things are the problems the Spanish state faces. Really tough problems, no doubt about it. Let the spaniards celebrate today. They are already facing really tough problems. They needed something to cheer them up.