Red, Rojo, Rosso…nero!

September 14, 2011 at 6:04 am | Posted in Champions League | 1 Comment
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According to the Chinese, red is the color of happiness and prosperity. For some it is the color of power, energy, excitement, or love. Whatever the symbolism associated with it, I personally find it of poor taste. Beside the fact that the color was worn by heroes of the distant past, there is no real connection that I can see. Whoever gave the thumbs up on the choice of color should be fired and sent to a distant island for their crime against my club. Am I being a wee bit dramatic? Probably yes, but I am sorry, there are just things you don’t mess with.

Thankfully, a color means nothing in getting you a victory or a title. A color as much as it may symbolize power or luck, has zero correlation in a player’s performance. Madrid can play in orange or baby poo green, and they would still shine. Sometimes we and our players tend to forget that our jersey or crest play no factor in defeating a rival. It is neither the crest nor the name, but the heart and sweat you put into defending those colors that aids in winning those decisive matches. Against Dinamo we have to keep that in mind. Dinamo may not be a powerful force in Europe, but it is these type of teams that can complicate us if we are disrespectful and lazy. Furthermore, we must leave a great first impression in Europe to let those who challenge us know that we are here for the long run. Today, we hopefully take the first step in the right direction towards la orejona. 

Continuing with today’s theme of European games and the color red, the Rossoneri covered the Camp Nou with a blanket of silence with their last-minute shocker, bringing the game to a 2-2 result. It had been a while since I had seen such confused and dumbfounded faces from the cules. All I will say is that so far, it has been a good start to the Champions league.

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Pipita,we will wait for you…

September 12, 2011 at 2:04 am | Posted in La Liga | Leave a comment
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When one of our players shine and give that extra punch to win us those three points, then the crowd of the Bernabeu rises to break their hands in applause for a performance worthy of our institution. Against Getafe, Benzema continued his great start of the season with a goal and a sensational performance that justifies why we paid an arm and leg for the young French forward. The Bernabeu has fallen for Karim and rightly so. This player is different and has earned himself a spot in the starting eleven. Certainly, the boy is untouchable.

However, despite Karim having complete command of the spotlight against Getafe, for me the true moment came with the entrance of Pipita. Since his arrival to the white house, Pipita has found himself swimming against the currents, but through his hard work and dedication he has always prevailed. He has seen dark days with each management, but when the team has really needed of a killer in the box, they have found the solution in Pipita. The questioning and criticism has only fueled Pipita to prove how wrong all of them have been. He refuses to be relegated to the bench and is determined to earn back what was once his. Through a lovely backheel from Kaka (another player who is looking to find his best form), Pipita found the path to getting his confidence back. It all starts with a goal, and from there Pipita will continue to push forward. And this Madridista along with many others will continue to cheer for our lad and wait for him to reach his top form and be that player that delighted us each and every weekend. We need him as he brings to the table more than just goals. He brings heart and perseverance, and it is these traits that will assist him in challenging Benz for his spot. A task that will be more than difficult seeing how well Benzema is doing. At the end of the day, this will surely be a wonderful predicament for Mou and Madrid. With the high hopes we have for this season, we will need of both players.

 

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