Some months ago I registered http://www.espanyoldecornella.com. Then I realized that most visits to this blog came from India. Now I have read that Facebook has bought the rights of LaLiga for some Asian countries including India. So LaLiga matches will be seen in India via Facebook.
Facebook has seen an opportunity in India bringing the Spanish LaLiga. Funnily I also realized the potential some months ago.
I will keep an eye on visitors to this blog from India. In any case, what can I offer? I am not Facebook! I am just someone living near FC BARCELONA and ESPANYOL stadiums who can speak Catalan, Castilian and English? What could I do?
Could I write maybe about Castelldefels, the place where Lionel Messi lives? I know the castle, the beaches, the new library, the mountains. I also know Girona. I mean the city. And I have been too in Madrid.
Maybe it could be a website made in Catalonia for Indian fans of La Liga. Written in English. But there are already newspapers from Barcelona and Madrid who have online websites about sports in Spain. I cannot compete with them. Neither can I compete with Facebook bringing you LaLiga.
Maybe I could write about things that neither Facebook or these newspapers may tell you. You may wonder which Spanish team to follow or be fan of? Should one follow Sevilla or Betis? Should one follow Real Madrid or Atlético de Madrid? Should one follow Espanyol or Barça? I am saying this because these pairs share location (well, Gerard Piqué may say otherwise …)
I could also write about things that maybe fans from India have no idea. For example this season they will see one team called HUESCA. For them it may just be one more team playing in PRIMERA DIVISIÓN. But for me it is quite different. HUESCA is a city in Aragon near the Pyrenees. The capital of Aragón is ZARAGOZA and usually ZARAGOZA was the only team from Aragon which played in PRIMERA DIVISIÓN. People in Spain know this and so do people in Huesca and Zaragoza! So Huesca is the first time playing in PRIMERA DIVISION. Just that is impressing but it is even more impressive that it is doing that while ZARAGOZA is not.
Another thing of interest if what happens in the team of GIRONA. It is related to MANCHESTER CITY and there is the brother of Pep Guardiola behind. Some days ago a Brazilian player continued on loan in Girona because the British authorities let him not have a job permission in the UK! Guardiola, the coach, was quite angry.
Well, let see if anyone likes this kind of post. I can mix a bit of football, gossip and what surrounds football.
By the way, I once saw a cricket match in England …