Re: A Nation’s Pride (ANP 2012)
A Nation's Cry
It’s was doom and gloom in the Catalan country as it was pronounce the end of an era for the fans of Barcelona FC.
With the new powers evolving throughout the clubs in different part of the world, money seems to be the dirty word as players from the Catalan country were either tempted away or cradle snatched in their infant stage.
Key Spanish players in the team were mostly tempted away by different clubs in the league, some returned to their original clubs like David Villa, with even youth players such as Cuenca and Tello left the club with the lure of lollipops and Monopoly money.
Sume_one has came out and declared "Although the cry of defeat can be felt evidently in the air, but we have already done our best to retain those Spanish players with realistic bids and the love for this club, however this wasn’t enough and many have taken the path of the oil money and deserted their root.
Hopefully they will rekindle this love when they turn out at Nou Camp when we meet. We can blame the over-rich drunkers, money grabbers and cradle snatcher for the current demise of this club"
However amidst all this sadness, the new manager manage to convince key Latin American players such as Alves and Mascherano to stay in Barcelona with re-enforcement from the same contential.
Key players such as Iniesta has stayed on despite the lure of money and will wind up his wine business to fully focus on being the new club Captain after his best mates, Xavi and Puyol has left the club in the twilight of their playing career to seek for greener pasture.
Although the recruitment has cause the average age of the squad to go up, the blessing in disguise is that it has bear fruit in terms of getting a bigger group of players whom are mostly are Spanish speaking coming together, abide at a lower quality as compare to the dominant Barca '10.
And other Latin American recruits, such as Nilmar and Bastos has this to say " We are here to help our companion in their quest for greatness, hopefully we can emulate the World Cup Brazil 2002 R-R-R triangle by forming our own A-B-N-A connection to spread the tika taka spirit throughout the football world.
The ex-manager Pepe Guardiola who has retired recently to focus on his hair treatment operation, has also spoken out in favour of the new manager abide with a bit of a tongue twister, and this is what he has to say about the new man in the seat.
"Sume_one is definitely someone whom I see as the potential one for this job. Although everyone has an opinion on whom to be the one to take over me, I believe no one is better qualified to take over the one in this hot seat. Sume_one is not anyone that you see on the street that can take on this job, he is some one that has intensively followed me throughout the years with the same philosophy and passion for football.
Although he is not the Special one like the ex-manager of Real Madrid, but he is not one would like to critic other clubs, and in my absence, would prove that to be the one that can lead this club to greater heights.
And definitely he is not one that encourages people to poke anyone in the eyes."
During the press interview which was held in Sunny Singapore during a U21 scouting trip which coincides with a hair treatment at the famous Singapore branch of Bejing 101, Pepe’s hostile behavior towards a group of adults who were very eager to go around dress in all white was for all to see.
“ I have taking this opportunity to go around the world scouting for talent now that so many of our youth players have been taken away from us by cradle snatchers. For the upcoming season, especially for the new youth cup that is being organized, we will have talent coming from all parts of the world coming together to La Messia like the Keane brothers from Manchester, Filipo Mancini (son of R.Mancini) from Italy, Filip Kiss from Slovakia and most importantly,Izab Madmud and S.Baharudin from Singapore!! The last two are promising talent from Singapore whom we share a lot of affection for as like us, they also despite anything that is decked all in white (or the Men in White (MIW)) as they called it). And finally, who says I am here for hair transplant? I am here to scout for Singapore Foreign talent which their government proudly proclaim to be the best!!”
With this, Guardiola promptly rush out of the media room without an additional word.
With the glory endorsement from his famous Jedi Master, Young Padawan Sume_one has this to say in conclusion,
"Although we are weaker due to the large outflow of talents to the different clubs, even tht I have failed in my attempt to convince some of the players to stay, but I believe we can prove that those who stayed behind and the newcomers can prove themselves in this league, and hopefully stay in shout for one of the tops spots in the great tradition of this club. Hopefully with the help of the factory line in La Masia continuing to produce good young talent with the tactical awareness and flexibility of the new team, this mini disaster can be overcome and spur the club to greater height"
With the voice of this battle cry being repeating through out the city, hopefully it has helped to certain extent pacify the crying heard in the Catalan country to mourn for those favorite sons that has left the club in favour of evil.
Although the native in the Catalan Country can not longer feel the pride for their Nation =(, they still wish to say "May the force be with you, our new Barcelona!"
From Sume_Talk, padawan of Voke_Talk