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Thanks to Georgi

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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

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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.