I LOVE FOOTBALL – With Captain Fantastic

I have no idea what he’s wearing either!

INTRO
Football is my religion, Boca Juniors are my Faith, Champions Planet is my Church, All Praise the Lord Lawrence Podesta. May the FORZA be with you.”

MY FOOTBALLING HEROES
I’ve supported Man Utd all my life with a certain David Beckham being the one I always looked out for. I even used to argue with my sister who liked him more! I used to try and adapt my game to his style and as a 6-8 year old central/wide midfielder (I actually was a midfielder believe it or not) who else was a better role model! Went as far as copying his hair cut! (Thank god this was well before his Mohawk days).  There was also Eric ‘the king’ Cantona, for he is not a man, he is CANTONA!”

Special treat for you all! (He wasn’t lying)

MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT MATCH DAY
Always being one of the first to turn up, I get to take in all the ambience and tension in the air, chew it up, and spit it out and beat my chest and scream BOCA!!! Although with this in mind new signing Peace (James Makepeace) has suggested taking the New Zealand All Blacks approach and perform a HAKA dance and chant; slapping our forearms, pulling out our tongue and shouting ‘BOW CAR LAY LAY’ may intimidate the other team!… or not. But my utmost favourite thing is seeing the crowd, especially at end of term breaks when uni lads are back. There support is often our 12th man! Hearing their support makes me proud to be Boca Captain.”

The Boca Supporters Trust would like to take this opportunity to throw its weight behind Mr Makepeace’s cause. Although our captain does not seem convinced we are certain that a Haka is the way forward and will be campaigning for this to occur! Makepeace, you genius, you have our full support!

MY FAVOURITE GAME I HAVE EVER GONE TO WATCH
As having not had the pleasure of watching a Boca game from the sidelines, it would have to be watching Man Utd Vs Wigan in 2007/08 season. This was when I first saw the Potential of a Mr Gerard Pique, one of the centre backs I NOW base my game around (as well as Phil Jones and the retired Julian Pitaluga). Pique started on the bench but due a very early injury to one of Utd’s centre backs (I think it was Rio or Heinze) Pique got his chance to shine. He came on, at the age of 20, and controlled the back four tremendously. His long range passing even outshone the master Paul schools at times, and when utilised as a full back for a portion of the game, he showed that you don’t need pace to get passed a player, elegant and grace was enough. After that game I remember telling my Uncle Dave, we need to keep that boy from Spain, he will be the best defender in the world!… and now he is almost there! Although Sir Alex believed young Jonny Evans was more reliable… oh dear.”

MY FAVOURITE PIECE OF MEMORABILIA
I’ve never been one to collect memorabilia but I have plenty of memories! At old Trafford (against Southampton), third row in the north stand, the ball was kicked into the crowd right behind me, Beckham walked up to ask for the ball and as he did I shouted his name and he looked and smiled! Same happened with Gary Neville a few moments later!… don’t spoil it for me, he DID look at me J.

Also having had a photo with the premiership trophy was awesome!

YOU MAY NOT KNOW I USED TO
Have a mono-brow… yes it is so cringe worthy I can hardly speak about it, it’s too hurtful (sheds a tear). Was known as ‘pavana’ as the shape of my eyebrow (yes no apostrophe needed) was on par with the stationary make ‘gul’. Sad times.

IF I DIDN’T PLAY FOOTBALL
I would definitely join Berlak (Julian Berllaque) on the coaching team. His speciality is technique and tactics while mine lies in Rehabilitation. With my authoritative approach (as well as my qualification in sports physiotherapy) and his tactical know-how we would provide the perfect backroom staff for the gaffer.

IF I COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL
It would be the fact men and women have separate leagues. I’d be honoured to swap shirts at full time with a woman!!! =P

On a serious note perhaps booking a player for a celebration such as running into the crowd. Also racism in sports has become something of a fashion trend in recent times. So I would change the fact that Terry and Suarez are still playing, they are absolute  *****!!!!!

He might not want to say it, so we will!. He think they are CUNTS! 😀

I LOVE FOOTBALL BECAUSE
It is such an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable!

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