The curse of Brilliance
Chapter One: The Eve of Eva
Chapter One: The Eve of Eva
By: Ramzi Tanani
You all know Eva, Don’t you? She had a crush on that other charmer. It wasn’t really a blind love, as she could see the pros and cons in that relation. But for the beautiful times they shared, she always believed that she can’t live without him even though she was so certain he will always break her heart.
One day, she came back home and BOM! He is not there anymore! She lost her appétit for food, naps, and smiling. Within two days she grew a decade older and was too weak to handle it. She eventually collapsed in her bed diving in a deep sleep until the solar heart sent its tender shafts of light tipping a kiss on her pale face. She opened her starving eyes and her soul dragged her body up toward the window. “Nice weather…” She murmured and in a moment she found herself out walking aimlessly in the streets where she lived since as long as she can remember. Still, it all felt different.
“Lot of handsome guys in this area” was her first impression. She never noticed them before, as she was deeply attached to …that…g..u..y…what is his name again?
A new charmer around the corner smiled at her. She smiled back, picked her phone, called her dearest friends. Out of Sudden she is in the mood to go out and party, tonight.
More about the football clubs who were the Eva-s of 2009 after the break:
Before jumping into the Cases of summer 2009, it’s important to note that Season 2009 was introduced by the departure of Ronaldinho from Catalonia to Milan. He was another crack that held Barcelona on his back leading the club from declination to glory on all aspects.
A supernatural package of skills and drills that if you are not Luis Fernandez, there is no doubt that you had a crush on him while watching his show each and every time he stepped into the pitch. Football wise, he drove a team with fragile defense and thin depth to win two domestic titles and a Champions’ league. Marketing wise he used his football spells to charm the world, generating fans for Barcelona from pole to pole. Not even Kobe Bryant had enough immunity to overcome that Blugrana flue. Through his image financial return, he didn’t only finance his own contract, but also Txiki ties, Rijkaard suits and Messi Pokémon collection. There was a plan to build him a statue of the same size as the Camp Nou, but egoistic handsome Laporta demanded a bigger statue for himself in return, so the whole project collapsed.
Then, Ronaldinho spells backfired on the club. Barcelona football dynamics became completely dependent on a player who is no more dependent on football for pleasure. His electric legs found on the dancing floors of Barcelona super night clubs a more amusing place than football field to show his magic. He was no more a footballer.
Barcelona had to make a decision. A decision that won them a treble. This summer, three more teams had to face the loss of their key players as well. Ibrahimovic moved out of Inter Milan to land in Barcelona. Kaka and C.ronaldo left Milan and Manchester united to Real Madrid. And even though the three players were not underperforming in their former clubs, but still an inevitable question ring an alert:
Will the loss of the mentioned players made their former teams terrible or closer to win a treble?
To be continued…