A jugar…

Hello everybody, it’s me, Borja Pantzov! Some of you may remember me for my reporting on Spain’s international matches together with my great friend, Goran Arsic! This wonderful website Soccer-Spain has asked me if we can do a “blog” for them. I must admit I was not sure what they meant at first, as I am not a computer “teckie”, and I thought that maybe it was something to do with stool samples to make sure that we are not “dopado” – we have had enough of that with our misunderstandings with some of the world’s finest police forces during our travels watching “La selección” – but eventually they explained that it was a regular diary of the day’s events in Spanish football. Just up our “calle”!

This season is going to be one of the best ever, with the top two fighting it out as never before, except for maybe the last 80 or so seasons! Two different philosophies, Barcelona’s sparse, mainly home grown squad, with Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol, Piqué, Messi etc., together with some big money signings like Ibrahimovic and Henry, against Florentino Pérez’s big spending Real Madrid. Some jokers in Barcelona say that Madrid only need to sign Tenerife’s Kome to have one of the most original sounding forward lines: Cristiano – Kome – Kaká (sorry, you have to speak Spanish to understand that one)! But other clubs like Sevilla, Valencia and Atlético Madrid are not going to let them have it their own way. Nine months to go, and with the World Cup on the horizon as well it’s going to be great fun! Like they say in the quiz game, “a jugar”…