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Blue or red

When it is about derbies , all fans and people just wait wait hearts close to collision. It is not only about win or lost game, it is not only about the fights during and after the match. It is like the religion you are fighting for and the beliefs you are ready to die for.

It is about conviction and mind set.  I mean that derby is the highest point, the main battle between ideas and people. It is like you are in the Colloseo and you should pick one side – blue or red. I admire and admit, when someone is ready to die for its beliefs.

All of us have friends form the opposite site. But when it comes to derby days, we are enemies in the good sense of the word. Those 22 players on the pitch symbolize all our hopes and dreams.

Let’s focus on the games I am speaking about in all that intro:

  1. Levski – Cska – the eternal derby of Bulgarian football. It is sad, that in the last 6 years Champions is Ludogoretz and these glory teams are shaken from one crisis to another. In all that bad moment, the ultras have stood behind their teams and players. As a tipster I must say that draw result like 1-1 will be the most fair outcome. I guess and I am 100 % positive that both supporters will create magnificent atmosphere at “Vasil Levski stadium”. The bad news is that should probably rain in Sofia.
  2. Roma – Lazio – Rome will not sleep and have not slept for the last 168 hours. It will be just furious. I think that Lazio will take this match. They qualified for the Coppa Italia with very smart tactical play in both games. Also even though their bench is short, all the players play as a team, thank to Simone Indzaghi. And the big joker for Lazio is Immobile. Not just a player – a total bomber.

This is all from me for today. There are huge games to come, prepare yourself good and wait for the passion to come. Support your teams and we will count the winnings soon…….

Color of freedom

Good morning, dear fans. It is early in the morning in my country, but I have one idea, which wants to appear in my blog. Have you ever thought and asked yourself about the special colors of any given club? What they symbolize and why fans wear it with pride? In live, as well in sport , there are symbols and logical circumstances, which can give you explanation from almost everything.

It is not a secret to anyone, that I support 3 blues teams : Levski  , SS Lazio and FC Chelsea. Maybe the words , which explain right this affection and pure love are : blue religion. The people , which support red teams, may also find themselves in these words. Everyone has its believes and has to fight and stand for them.

As I have written in the heading of the post, we will be speaking about the color of freedom, the color which explains everything and which attracts many new people … I will tell you my reason why I love this color and thus  , I am also keen fan of the above mentioned teams:

  1. Every day you woke up or even you go go to bed, you take a look at the sky. The sky is not just blue, it is a blue continuum with all the stars and planets symbolizing our dreams and trophies of our favorite teams – Levski, Lazio and Chelsea.
  2. Our planet , as seen from the place is called the “blue planet “, it is because of the color of the atmosphere and the many water resources.
  3. Eyes of the Apostle of freedom Vasil Levski :  blue eyes of dignity , pride , self esteem and will to surmount all the difficulties. We have this symbol in one of our favorite chants for the team.
  4. Free men create , free souls, mind and phenomenal teams : we can turn our eyes back in times, seeing how the blue brotherhood teams have been created , by patriots , humble man with great ideals and dreams.
  5. Water  which is 81 % of our planet, is blue . To love your teams, does not  always make you to love the sea, but it is a privilege . The blue sea of scarfs , banner , flags and colored faces is seen every time you go to : Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Stadio Olimpico and Stamford Bridge. The feeling has to be felt, it cannot be described just like that.
  6. Color of the universe, space is dark blue.Most of you may think it is dark black, but you are wrong. So in this color, there is something perfect, something of which the whole space is made of.
  7. “Blue is the color “- the famous song of Chelsea players.I know all of you heard it. Blue is the color this song tells almost everything, I try to explain you in my post.
  8. The anthem of Lazio – Non Mollare Mai . Even if you do no understand the language, you will feel the power and the energy of this song, the energy of freedom.
  9. And it is time for the anthem of FC Levski Sofia, our beloved and most eminent team. The symbol of freedom and faith in the dark ages of communism. The symbol of all our believes – Samo Levski . I started crying, every time I hear and sing this song, it written with special feeling and love. Our love is stronger then their hatred!!!

Every good article comes to its logical end. I wanted to write very strong words, but I will post this video about Vasil Levski , the club, the hero, the national ideal and human heart, which lead us and shined they way to the infinity. Blue is the color of magnificence- We are Levski!

 

 

Lazio – 117 years passion

Good morning , dear blue fans and fans of all teams. Yesterday was one of the most marvelous dates in the football story of Europe, Italy and Bulgaria. Yesterday the brave team of Lazio was celebrating 117 years of its creation. All the Bulgarian and Levski fans, do know what it means for us , from our close relations and that our game for our 100 anniversary was played with them at  the stadium of Vasil Levski.

I am very passionate and trembling , when I write those lines. It is because Levski and Lazio have many things in common- the fans, the colors, the eternal love and passion. These are just the obvious things. We all have red enemies, which are created in artificial way, however. The post is about SS Lazio ( societa sportiva – sport club ,society). Let’s try to follow and mark the most important steps of creating and developing such big club and name :

  1. 9 January 1900– at Prati district of Rome, general Luigi Bigiarelli created the team and gave the name Lazio , as the province of Rome is known from ancient times – Lazium.
  2. It is the only club in Europe , which under the name Lazio has 44 teams participating in different disciplines and kind of sports.
  3. Symbol of Imperium, power and might – the eagle. It was and it is the perfect choice. Best choice ever.
  4. Colors of the club   – white and blue , like the sky , the sea and freedom. All of you had watched the home games of Lazio at stadio Olympico and had seen the flight of our talisman eagle Olympia, while she was flying all the scarfs and banners with white and blue – just pure harmony and beauty.
  5. Titles – only 2 titles of Italy and 6 cups , 2 Super Cups of Italy, 1 UEFA Cup and 1 UEFA Super Cup winner but…. In Italy , you are competing with teams, who are many times reacher then you like : Milan, Inter, Napoli, Juventus and Roma…
  6. Irriducibili Lazio – created in 1987  , they also celebrate 30th anniversary this year. One of the strongest fraction of supporters in Italy and in the world, they have around 17 k members, which are dictating everything in Curva Nord.
  7. Legends of all times and present days – these are the players , which gave everything for the idea for the power and immense passion , called SS Lazio : Pavel Nedved, Nesta, Giuseppe Signori, Favalli, Pierluigi Casiraghi , Tommaso Rocchi , Stefano Mauri , Miroslav Klose , Silvio Piola, Luca Marchegiani , Paolo Negro and many more.
  8. A Roma , La Lazio , ce solo la Lazio “- this is a chant from a very famous song of the fans . It means that the city of Rome is only for the fans of Lazio. These chant was sung , even from our friendly fans of FC Inter in Madrid, when they won the Champions Leagues versus Bayern Munich.
  9. Choreography – one of the best of them are created by Lazio fans, fro those who are interested , you may go and search in google and youtube, what I am speaking about : eagles, knights and many epic banners covering all the Curva Nord– this is pure perfection.
  10. Lazio fans in Bulgaria – I must admit that there are many of them , here in our country . When we play in Italy , their fans come and support us, if they play in Bulgaria or in a country close to use, we and our fans go to support them. Fresh example was the derby with Roma, when over 50 Bulgarians went to support SS Lazio.

What to say , dear friends, it is unique emotion to write about one of your favorite teams,it is unique because the club is existing mainly because of the love of the fans, because of the braveness of the players and the devotion of their presidents. Also without good trainers, we could have been lost or gone to Seria B , several years ago. And on the last place : Lazio ti vogliamo bene !!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Spaich – hero and saint

Good evening , dear friends. First of all I wish you Happy New Year.In 2017 , I wish you all to have the luck to make all your dreams come true, to win in live, love and sports, to be good and generous and never to forget heroes, who makes us proud to  stand and say : ” We are Bulgarians”.

What is the nature of one hero ? How a hero defines himself and what is the difference between him and the others? On my humble opinion heroes have hearts with power and energy that cure, heel or erase…. Heroes are like stars , who show the way and then just vanish in the haze or in the pure space of their beliefs and love..

When I was a small boy, my grandfather told me stories of faith , belief and great men. Those men, heroes and saints were : Vasil Levski, Georgi Asparuhov – Gundi and Dimitur Spisarevski – Spaich. The last one is the pilot and hero, which marvelous sacrifice and military braveness are studied all around the world. It is not a  man , it is a super hero, who risked his life in order to safe the sky of Sofia , clear from bombs and enemy planes….

You have heard a lot about Spaich, this was the short name of this handsome warrior , given by his friends. After you read a lot about him , you find similarities with the life of Gundi:

  1. Both were total patriots – willing only the good times of Bulgaria. People who make everyone follow them just with a smile.
  2. Spaich and Gundi played for our favorite team Levski Sofia .
  3. Tall, handsome men – they were like movie stars. All women felt in love with them.
  4. As people with hearts of fire both died in accidents, Spisarevski risking and losing his life , hitting B24 fortress plane, Gundi and Kotkov died in the Alfa Romeo , near Vitinya. The fire was their life and they found death in it.
  5. Genius die young –  Spaich at the age of 27 , Gundi at the age of 28. How many of you can imagine what national diamonds and treasures we could have , if they could live at least 20 years more ? Unfortunately God takes his angels first 🙁
  6. Love of the people, not only in Bulgaria – survived American pilots went to the mother of Dimitur Spisarevski to give all their medallions and orders, just to show their great respect to this demon in the sky. Also in many military books, the attack of Spaich is written and learnt till nowadays. On the funeral of Gundi there were many people and teams from abroad,even now players of his time start to cry while they whisper his name.
  7. Graves covered with flowers – when you have time, go  in the central Sofia cemetery and see what people love means. Those two saints will never be forgotten by us, proud Bulgarians , fans of Levski and patriots.

Capitain Dimiturs Spisarevki is a rare person, it is like a candle in the wind, it is like a lake across the desert. He did all he could, because he kept in his eyes and heart the love for Bulgaria, the love for his countrymen , the love for the sky and the love for freedom and independence. He was not just a pilot, hero or marvelous saint, he is that light in the darkness of these bad times we live in. His heroic deed has come to show us , what people are we, we are and have to be always proud of our nationality – Bulgarians. So , dear captain Spisarevski ,I hope you are know with the angel smile – Gundi , somewhere watching and praying for better times for our country and for our beloved team – Fc Levski Sofia. In a conclusion, dear all my advise is never to forget our heroes , without them our lives and our mission on this planet , would be meaningless.

Thanks to Georgi

Hello, dear fellows.If this is your first time here, you will think that this is a blog only about football. Football and not so many other sports mentioned. This is totally not true.

My big love is called basketball. This is not just a game , it is magical quiz, which you try to solve with every pass, shoot, 3 points scored or just a marvelous block or rebound. It is a chess but only with one ball and 2 baskets. It is a high way with 10 athletes, who are doing remarkable things. Basketball is kind of mathematical problem, which can be solved in billions of different ways.

There is one guy  from which I learnt a lot during my 6 years career as a basket player, when I was in high school. He is not just  a man, but a motivation, inspiration and maybe if he could get the chance , he could and should played in NBA. All the winners and strong men from Levski sports clubs are with the name Georgi – Georgi Ivanov – Gonzo, Georgi Asparuhov – GUndi and Georgi Mladenov. I want to thank to Jor, the man who coudl score 100 points with such ease as Michael Jordan is winning his first slam dunk competition . Let’s see for what I am grateful:

  1. His dribble – amazing, not just because he is one of the best in the last 100 years in Europe, it is because such dribble cannot be seen anymore.
  2. Leadership – unfortunately we do not have such player in our football team and basket one at that time. I clearly remember during the time-outs how he was shouting and motivating his team mates.
  3. Spirit of the winner – like an eagle, he always sees and seeks the pray before anyone else will know what will follow.
  4. Resemblance with Gonzo – both of them will die, but Levski winn always win. One car scored a goal with a blood on his head, the other could shoot a 3 pointer – buzzer beater , which will leave anyone speechless .
  5. Ivo Ivanov and  Mladen Mladenov “the teacher “- for those who do not now, the father of Joro is with his name and he learnt many people to play well and to love this game. I am mentioning the great writer and journalist Ivo Ivanov because I read one article about those two people and the basketball game in Bulgaria.
  6. To score 3 pointer like free-throws – this man took several times my breath. He had a magnificent right hand, yes he was a little bit selfish sometimes, but one of the best , why not the best Bg player of all times.
  7. The tears of the winner – I remember many times his tears from happiness and joy. The big men and basketball players cry like little kids, because when they see all their dreams come true, this is the only way t express and relief the big pressure on their shoulders.  I remember when Jordan was crying , when he won his first NBA title.

Thanks Mr . Mladenov, thanks Georgi, thanks Joro you made and inspired us for big deeds. The good sportsmen is like a good book,, his experience and love with the ball an the game, stay forever in the hearts of the fans. Be good and be always inspired, my friends. Joro Mladenov had it all , hopefully we will soon have player like him.

Different point of view

Hello, I am Viktor 16 years of age from Sofia. I love football and never miss a game of may favorite team. I am always there, close to the pitch and to the players and trainers.

I love that game, because my father learnt me that favorite team and love for it is a sacred thing. It is a thing you believe and would die for.
There is one detail, I cannot move my legs. I am like this since I was born 16 years ago. But you know, that his not make me a bad person or not an ultras fan.
I can tell you with a hand on my heart that I did not miss any home game of my team. Sometimes If my father is not at work, we go to away games.
The most remarkable days and times for me are when the captain of the team and other players, give their shirts to me.
Because, you know when we are not winning, I suffer a lot, cry alone in my room , but never lose faith for the good upcoming moments for my team.
My room for someone can look my jail , but it is not like this. I have many shirts and scarfs, many banners and flyers, it is like a room of an ultras section.
Yes, I am not capable to move alone, but I have the spirit of an eagle- wild and free. When all the people are at work on in school , I am at home reading and following the news flow.
IS the reason I am in a chair for disabled, makes me look not like a real Ultras? I do not think so .
I have the heart and the will, I do not miss a game, I know the players of FC Levski Sofia for 20 years now. I can sing loud all the songs, I can shout and cry with all the fans.
Is the reason that I am somehow different than the other, make me not a real ultras. I do not think  so.
I can also drink a beer and wear all the casual clothing. I can and will tattoo the name of my club on my back and on my chest.
Because, just because being an Ultras is a state of mind and soul.
If I had strong legs, I might not have this strong love for my team.
However , keep supporting your favorite team, no matter what people say or think.
I will always be there  – Only Levski ole !!!!!!

Gundi – smile of an angel

Good day, to all of you who like and enjoy my place. I called it place, because here I feel comfortable to share all my dreams and thoughts with you. To speak loud and free for everything, to be me in 120 %. Today post will be about a great man, a player, father, husband and an angel. Yes, he was an angel,soon you will understand why.

My grandfather told me once, bad man cannot smile in a shiny , childish manner, like everything he is doing is the great gift from God. You all know in what times we live. Times of bad people, thieves, layers , killers, double-faced, people who only cherish money and power. People , who are all dark even when they are smiling….

Now when I am posting these lines I am in a mood from shy smile to tears trying to drop down on the keyboard. The same feeling I had , while I was writing the post about Karlovo and Vasil Levski in my other blog. There are such humans , idols, legends which come for a short time and makes everything to look simple, they show you the way and then God takes them back to himself. Are they angels, I will leave this decision to you ….

One of these angles is Georgi Asparuhov – GUndi. The man who was chosen for the best Bulgarian football player for the past 100 years. The man in whom all the women and girls were in love. The humble boy , who had a jump like Michael Jordan ( Gundi trained for several years volleyball). Hero of the blue public and the maestro with the ball. He had the smile, which can melt any bad heart or strong eyes. As my grandfather told me, he was never brutal, aggressive, even he did not have may yellow cards in his career. But the defenders where very brutal and rough with him, that is why he was having injuries all the time of his short career. He was wanted in many movies in Bulgaria, to take part in. He was a light in the tunnel  of bad and bloody communist times…. He was and he is a star  , that shows us the way and teach us how to be better humans . Why do I believe that he was a fallen angel among us:

  1. Please look at this smile on all of pictures in the books written about him or the ones in the net. Look what purity and what eyes , like shining stars. Only children and 100% pure people can smile this way.
  2. Do you know what Asparuhov was doing exrecises after the official training of the teams, he was staying to train his shot with the head from outside the penalty box , he trained his left and right hand kick as well. He wanted to be best of the bests. And many people were around the pitch, waiting to see him, to take an autograph , to have a picture. And to all these fans he reacted gently with a smile. Pure kindness.
  3. Do you know that when he died in a car accident in Vitinya, he was in a hurry to go to a generosity game with his friend Nikola Kotkov? He never drank, because many people from team, which does not exist any more, tell and write on the walls such non-senses.  I had the chance to speak with Dimitur Penev about him, he told me that he was the guy who was like German players, always on time , the best in training and always open to help.
  4. Can you imagine what love is , when you speak with old men and women about him , they start to cry in the same time, they start to speak about Gundi? That man had that power among people, he was giving them love, with his play, with his smile, with the big  heart he had. He was the angle of kindness.
  5. I saw several interviews with Euzebio . When he started speaking about Gundi, he was like a sun , shining brightly and than started crying. Every football European legend of that time, tells that we have lost a diamond, a genius and a pure man – one of a kind.
  6. Our stadium named after him- this is not just an honor . It is a great sign and blink to Georgi. Because it is important for the young people, kids and foreign fans, to know to what a holly place they are coming. Holly place named after a saint…..
  7. Who is the best Bulgarian footballer Gundi or Stoichkov? I will tell you the things this way. If Gundi was alive and among us, he would gently and kindly give the reward to Stoichkov. Georgi Asparuhov lives in the hearts of every man, of every fan of every child or just a foreigner. Humble, good people, do not behave like jerks, do not swear journalists or even beat them. Good humans, behave like normal people. Once we all will meet in the same place.

The points are seven as a reminder of that great 7-2 against our enemy, which is not existing anymore. Three goals of Gundi and amazing play of all the members of Levski at that game. I know Gundi is watching us from somewhere  , he is smiling , he is happy or sad , but mostly he is with his friends- the other angles ( including NIkola Kotkov). He had only 28 years to show  what his mission was, but he left so much love , as he was living for 280 years. Now I am also crying, because I love Gundi, I love Levski and our love is stronger  then any hatred of other teams. I am positive that miracles happen and angels come, when he have strong belief and faith. I do believe that soon we will have and produce such talent. Only Levski and Gundi is immortal, I guess he liked my post and he is smiling back to me from somewhere above, all we know that this place is called – heaven...

 

One totally crazy game…

Good day  , dear friends. Yesterday night we saw several nice games from the Champions League elimination round, one phase before the true games for entering the Group stage. One of them was the match between Crvena Zvezda – Ludogoretz. A game that had everything in it.

First game in Razgrad ended 2-2 and no one convinced the visiting squad to be the winner after the second game, which has been expected to be played against 50 000 fanatic fans of the Serbian team. Mala Marakana expected this game for a days now. Even some of the home team Ultras went in front of the hotel of the Bulgarians and flamed piro effect, which was very cowardice and mousy thing to do. They wanted to scared the “eagles”, but …..

I am actually fan of Levski Sofia, this is my team and this is where my heart belongs to. Levski are in crisis, not capable to overcome Maribor from Slovenia after two draw games. But we are here today to speak about Ludogoretz. I am not quite sure how many people have believed in a miracle in Serbia to happen last night. The results from previous game had put Serbians as favorite, because of their crazy and devoted fans. If you want to pass to the next level , you will be needing a result like 3-3 or to win by a goal difference. No Bulgarian team has been achieved this in the previous match-ups in such phases in Euro Football Competitions. But traditions are always to be broken in some way and in some time ….

Most of us, you, me , fans, people who regularly visit the stadiums, they are there for the game to see passion, suspense and many goals. All of you perfectly know what is the feeling , when your favorite teams scores, scores and early opener and you start to scream and sing and all the crowd is totally mad, full delirium… This is is what happened yesterday night, Zvezda scored the first goal, and this was it… Vlado Stoyanov made a mistake after the long shot, but he is human. I respect that man a lot, he saved a penalty from Ronaldo , not only for his team- Ludogoretz , but also in friendly game we played and we had won against Portugal , earlier this year. He is not just a goal keeper, he is a hero and great motivator. He had no chance to save the penalty for the equalizer 2-2 at the beginning of the second half, but he did many brilliant saves ever after.

Bulgarian team, played the game in the best technical and pragmatical way. The players of  Ludogoretz waited patiently to hit the opponent in fast and killing counter-attacks. This was how the 2 goals in the extra time were scored. There is one man  , who made the miracle a fact and a story to tell in the upcoming months. He is a Brazilain and his name is Wanderson. He scored 3 goals and killed the intrigue in extra time. He is very fast and I thin many good games, and many goals are up front to come…

I have to say good words for Zvezda players , they also played good game. It is one of the best games,   I have seen recently. We are proud of you Bulgrian heroes, not because you are passing the next round, it is because of the critics , you had. All which did not believe in the final win, are not very happy and dream big, maybe we will see againn Real Madrid or Barcelona in Sofia, only Fortune can tell us.

 

 

 

 

Blue till I die !

Good morning, dear fans of different teams. My heart is blue, as you can see from the picture. I am a fan of Levski Sofia , the best team in Bulgaria. We have friendship connections with Ss Lazio and FC Chelsea. This is kind of Blue Brothers Society, not only because of the colors we follow, it is because of the idea , freedom and what blue bring and gives us. Blue is the sky , blue is the sea, blue are the eyes of our national hero Vasil Levski.

My today pics will be related with the 3 teams, who wear blue. The three teams do not have easy games at their local Championships but I think two of them will win and Chelsea will have at least a draw result. Now on the prognosis:

  1. Levski SofiaSlavia Sofia : this is the oldest derby of our capital – Sofia. Levski si the leader in the table and will definitely have the win here. Odds as per my pride odds provider and betting partner William HIll is 1.44 for the win of the home squad. It is tie for a big revenge for Levski, because few year ago we missed to take the title in the last game of the Championship with a 1-1 results against the same opponent. Georgi Asparuhov stadium will be full despite of the bad weather . Samo Levski and 3-0 for the home team as a final result.
  2. EmpoliLazio : Lazio had made a nice victory in the last days against Dnipro in Europa League tournament group stage phase. They won with 3-1 and shown to all their fans that they will be among top 5 teams in Seria A this year also. My opinion is that the game will end 2-1 for the “eagles”, Berisha is not that good goal keeper and our defense has a lot to learn, and we accept easy goals. Let’s make a bet on race to 2 goals for Lazio- W. Hill give for that market 2.8. Another favorite market of mine , match results and both teams to score for Lazio it is – 4.8 If you turn your eyes to the stats, you will see that the bigger percentage would go for a draw result 1-1. Two interesting markets I would like to bring to your attention : match trebles ( in all markets section in the game) Lazio to win , over 12 corners and 4-6 cards in the game – odds is 17. The other one is match*goals ( Lazio and over 2,5 goals in the game – 3.75). Last proposal for betting on this nice match to come , any time goals scorers for Klose and Djordjevic – both on 2.7
  3. TottenhamChelsea :  I would like to start my analysis with the opinion that it would be a high scoring game on Sunday in London, something like 2-2 and 2-3, Chelsea will definitely will not lose this derby. First markets that show up are race to 2 goals ( Spurs @ 2.7 and Blues @ 3). Race to 3 goals for the boys of Mourinho – 6. Draw no bet for Chelsea as per W. Hill is 2 ( decimal odds). When there is a great derby, we have to see what is the situation with the cards lines  : red card in the game – yes is 3.5  , total Tottenham and Chelsea team cards 2-3 – the odds is the same for both teams 2.05. I think that there will be also a lot of corners over 12 corners – 2,6. The last interesting marjet @ W. Hill on this match is Harry Kane and Diego Costa to score any time – 6.5

Wish you all piles of money and good winnings. If you have not created account @ W. Hill do not hesitate , the best odds are awaiting you. Blue is my religion in football and I follow it. Follow your instincts and trust me if you dare. Have the best day. See you very soon.

 

Great football derbies

It is very passionate and satisfactory to write about such a great theme. Football derbies is something unique, something of its own, something that has to be felt. When the years are passing, you analyze and see that this is not just a religion, this is something bigger that the fans, players , presidents of clubs and teams, it is an internal love and insomnia.

I will start with the insomnia. Most of the ultra fans, before such games of grandeur and glory, do not sleep for a week or even for a whole month. Can you imagine what power and energy it is ? You think how to make better choreography, how to sing more, which , what and how many numerous banners you will wave during the match? There are many questions and one determination and moving power – the ultimate and after every single derby, growing love to the team of your heart.

It is a theme that will have no end , this is just the first article. As you perfectly now on every continent, in every country , in every town or city there are derbies, clashes, rivalries . In future, I will do my best and to have a post on one of the most intense, dramatic and not-normal derbies from all around the world. I will just mention some , with the promise of mine that in the near future , there will be specific and detailed article about the most popular ones:

1. LazioRoma : this is the battle for the eternal city . Whole Rome is becoming like a boiling pot, days before the derby is coming. There are clashed among the ultras of both teams, also too many police forces are concentrated in the hot points in the capital of Italy.

2. PartizanCrvena Zvezda : the battle for Beograd. When these two opponents are playing , it is like a war. They also compete in basketball. In basketball halls , the football ultras usually support their teams, and some of the times the games got postponed, because of different reasons, as you can imagine and predict.

3. LevskiCska : this is the Bulgarian derby , which also gains and concentrates lots of energy and power in the capital of Bulgaria. One of the teams was created 34 years before the other. The other one was created by the communist party , and their color is red. The eternal fight between ” blue” and ” red” ideas is definitely seen , shown and performed here, on this stage. From 09 September 2015, the red team does not exist anymore, there are many teams with this name now. The one who is playing in BG premier league is Litex – Etropole.

4. Dinamo ZagrebHajduk Split : this is definitely the most intense and passionate derby of Croatia.Dinamo is the better team now, from 5 and more years. If you go to this marvelous country you can see graffiti of the two most powerful fractions of both rivalry teams : Bad Blud Boys and Torcida Split. When the derby is on its way, police forces are very careful, because there are many fights between the fans.

5. Boca JuniorsRiver Plate : this is something from another dimension. Because of the hot blood of Argentinians , there are people killed, when those opponents are playing. I remember a video, I saw in the net , in ” La Bonbonera” . The fans of Boca where singing, jumping and lightening torches  an hour or an hour and half before the start of the game. They are totally mad.

6. OlympiakosPanathiniakos : it is the battle for the capital of Greece -Athens. It is one of those games, which you should go and feel. I had e friend , who explained me in details what is to be on one or the other side , and what is total madness , and people devoted to their eternal and forever burning love for their local team.

7. Real MadridBarcelona: this is something immense . It started with a political ideas , and opponents where on the the total different positions. The team from the capital, the royal one, and on the other hand Barselona , who always wanted their freedom i.e they made a referendum to get excluded from the borders of Spain and wanted to create separate country – Catalunya.

8. Zenith St. PetersburgSpartak Moscow : it is something huge . It is a rivalry with 300 of years lasting. Saint Petersburg was the old capital of Russia . Here we have again the opposition of right and left ideas, the blues against the reds. It is one of the most fierce derbies in Eastern Europe.

9. FlamengoVasco da Gama : it is something that arranges the whole nations, also knows as the derby of the millions ( because both teams have the largest fan masses in Brazil). When we speak about South America , it is something beyond any one imagination.

10. BenficaSporting Lisboa : it is the derby of the capital of Portugal – Lisboa. Here there is a common thing as in South America : fans are making noise all the 90 minutes , before the games , and it is like you are in the middle of celebrating of Chineese New Year . It is amazing.

11. ArsenalTottenham , ChelseaManchester United , Manchester UnitedManchester City, LiverpoolEverton,  BirminghamAston Villa. Actually in UK there are plenty of derbies and it is great to what a games like this, not only in Premier League , but also in the lower divisions.

12. Borussia DortmundShalke 04 : it is the derby of Ruhr. Both teams are from that region, and have one of the most passionate, powerful and mad fans in Germany. I have to add here the rivalry between Dortmund and Bayern Munich. It is on Euroean stage and also on local German one. The team that can beat Bayern in every single game , no matter of the tournament is Borussia Dortmund( you all remember the semi-final game for DFB Pokal, when no one counted Dortmund that have power and mentality to go furhter).

13. Urawa Red DiamondsGamba Osaka : we move east to Japan. All I can see is that I am impressed by both teams and the behavior of their fans. When football and passion are going hand by hand, promises for great games and derbies appear on the horizon.

In a conclusion , I want to apologize to those of you , who don’t see their favorite team here . I had written some starting lines for the derbies, which I heard, read and have opinion about. If you have any further proposal , I will be glad to read it.

We are all slaves to one faith, one religion, one passion and one goal: our favorite team to win. But when the adorable team wins in the derby , this is the miracle of all miracles , this is the top of the world . It is indescribable , you just have to go to the game, sing with your friend , wave the banner, light up the torches and shout till you cannot speak , when the winning goal is scored.