183. Sad… Disappointed… But I Had Fun…
I went to Turin to watch the soccer match between Juventus and Fiorentina.
It was an adventure to get the tickets… I was with Sandra and two dear friends from Turin, who do not cheer for Juventus.
It was also an adventure to get to the stadium and mostly it was difficult to get out… but all of this is part of the folklore and endurance of a fan!
The stadium is beautiful! You can see very well from any location!
I managed to find four great seats thanks to Andrea Agnelli. Before the match I met many friends from Florence in the beautiful bar-restaurant. The most authoritative, no doubt, is Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, who was sporting a bright purple scarf around his neck – purple is the color of our team. I was delighted to see Sandro Fratini, the only Florentine who would have been able to become the President of Fiorentina!
During the first skirmishes between supporters I felt very uncomfortable in my seat, I wanted to be with the Fiorentina fans who were segregated – as though in a punishment corner of that great stadium. But everyone could hear their cheering!
If I can tell you a confidence, very personal, I HOPED! Fiorentina is a team well set and beautifully managed. However, in recent days we have come to understand that the unlucky ‘13 from the current year (2013) may not bode well. We, as big fans and dreamers, will not stop dreaming.
Juventus, right now, is a really strong team while Fiorentina has only a wonderful midfield!
I was hoping for reinforcement from the negotiations in January, but our President has given us a good ice cream treat that we can enjoy only after April. We hope that with the first heat he will not melt!
You know the final score… you have seen the game and so there is nothing left but to keep dreaming!
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