Van Gol, thanks for the memories!

January 25, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Posted in La Liga, Vikingo News! | Leave a comment
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Sadly, our deadly striker leaves us. Van Nistelrooy had been wanting more minutes and came to the conclusion that in Madrid those opportunities would be scarce. True or not the man wants to play another world cup before he retires and who are we to deny him that. As much as I would have loved to have kept the man of many goals I would not want to see the beloved Van Gol rotting on the bench waiting for his chance. He simply deserves better. For all he gave us it is best to see him go and find what he loves most, the hunt for goal. He may be a veteran but that hunger never leaves a man. Nevertheless, I will miss his presence inside the box just waiting for the kill and I am sure several goalkeepers in Spain are happy to see Van Terror leave. They will have one less problem and can sleep better at night. For all those nightmares that he gave the opposing teams, he gave us Madridista’s countless sore throats from all the yelling we did in our celebrations whenever he scored. One of the few good things that came out of Calderon’s presidency was the signature of Van Nistelrooy. For at the time no one believed in a revival in his career, but Capello the genius that he is, personally asked for him. And what a blessing of a decision. I don’t remember how many times I have seen that game against Zaragoza during the Capello era, but it is because of Van Gol that he kept us alive and believing that that season would be our year. Unforgettable. A season to remember! He finished in his first season pichichi a feat that not many can claim. He was one goal shy of taking the Golden Boot. You scored for us so many goals in all shapes and flavors. Pretty ones and ugly ones, but always important goals. An example on and off the field and it is not surprising that he won the crowd over 1000 times. Not many players can claim to have won the hearts of the madridismo in such a short amount of time. But something about Van Nistelrooy’s humble and kind persona that led to such love and respect for one of the greatest forwards this club has had in the last couple of years. It has been an honor to have seen him don the white kit and sweat for this club since the moment he arrived. A true definition of what a madridista should be like. Once again thanks for everything. Go get em’ in Germany!

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