Remembering the days when I was a boy. Laying down on my bed, with my dad sitting next to me. Telling me stories of the 1970s. The 70s, possibly the greatest era of Peruvian Futbol. He told me stories of El Nene Teofilo Cubillas, how he was one of the best the world had ever seen. Telling me how his thunderous shot that gave Per u its 1st world cup win since the 30s, sent the entire nation into euphoria. Telling me of "El Capitan de America" Hector Chumpitaz, bruising every player that stood in his way. Telling to opposition to dare to come at him. I still await the day, where I can tell my own kids stories about Peru. But what is there to tell? 32 years of Failure? 32 years of false hope? 32 years Developing some of the best players in this world, and yet, we cannot reach the World Cup? 32 years of losses that hurt our hearts? 32 years of wins that never mattered? One day I hope I can tell my kids, The speed and technique of Jefferson "La Foquita" Farfan toying with other players. The stamina and courage of Juan "El Loco" Vargas, tirelessly running up and down the pitch. The spectacular saves of Raul "Superman" Fernandez. The strength and heart of Jose Paolo "El Depredador" Guerrero, The vision and intelligence of Rinaldo Cruzado, The imitating Alberto "El Mudo" Rodriguez and then, Our captain, Claudio "El Bombadero de los Andes" Pizarro. But when they are alive and growing up, they will watch the incredible speed of Yordy " El Rey" Reyna, Edison "Orejas" Flores, the future of Real Madrid and Peru, Cristian "Chaval" Benavente. One day I hope. One Day.
People nowadays look at Real and one name comes to mind, Cristiano Ronaldo. No doubt, he is one of the best players of this generation. But when I hear the name Real Madrid, I think of Zidanes incredible volley in our last CL triumph, Di Stefano and Puskas in the 50s and 60s, the "original" Ronaldo, the Mexican hero Hugo Sanchez and among other things that made Real one of the most iconic and popular clubs in the world. People will always hate, saying we haven't won the CL in a decade, how we are inferior to Barcelona(never ever), but through all the talk, and all the heartbreak. Im a Madrid fan until I am deceased.
Yeah, I think he's been going at Madrid fans too much lately. But I told him to tone it down so it should be alright.
I dont really go on the boards on weekends. I still comment alot, but my fav time to comment is Champions League week. Thats when all the communities come together, its so much fun!
Good to hear you are keeping well! I see Madrid are picking up too! Shame I cant say the same about us :(
It was so meticulously accurate. He's unbelievable.
I saw you had beef with Jazel... and the weird thing is, I see you both as the community leaders of your respective teams. Lol, Ive always wondered when you two would eventually meet. Though, I thought it would be a more respectful thing if anything but oh well..
Anyway, how are things with you?
Man, Bale is something. Pooof, I mean I knew he was good but not this good.
Yo Irving, you still alive?
What did I tell you about talking to soon when watching games? @Portugal game You must learn patience my friend.
Look at the standings, loser. In spite of getting a free penalty every game, and with defenses giving Ronaldo goals like hotcakes, you are still 6 points behind. Loser.
What's up, Irving? Haven't spoken in a while.
Real Madrid's attack is cruising right now! Benzema, Bale, and Ronaldo are in top form. The BRB is formidable! But our lingering defensive issues still remain.
I mean, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane are our CB's yet we can't even keep a clean sheet. Carvajal still hasn't found his Bayer form and Arbeloa has been a liability, per usual (although he has been impressive as a LB). I see it this way. We have these issues:
-no concentration, whatsoever
-lack of composure with skilled players
-no support from the midfield or forwards
-attacking fullbacks failing to back-track
-inexperience on Varane's part
-stupidity on Ramos's part
-liability on Pepe's part
Anything the coaches can do to fix this? Or are we going to have to pray every match to outscore the opponents?
And we can't seem to field the right midfield tonic. Illarramendi has flattered to decieve. Alonso is pivotal for us. Khedira has lost the gritiness about him (I feel). Modric has impressed me. Isco can't pick a simple pass, and he has simmered down. I mean, these are all quality players, WHY CAN'T THEY WORK!
And Carlo Ancelotti is slowly getting his XI. But he needs to stop experimenting in the big games.
He's something isn't he? I honestly didn't think he'd ever play this well for us. I'm glad he's putting the doubters to shame. What a player.
Hey there, buddy. I was just profile surfing when I noticed you left a comment on Norman's profile declaring you're sold on Bale.
Since you specifically asked for it, I'll just kind of... leave this here.