If I were Maradona ….

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I remember one football game on the field behind the building where I lived. I was in 3rd grade of elementary school, for example. If any of us would score a goal, he would shout “Maaaaaaraaaadona” or “Ruuuumenigeee.” In those days, the World Cup in Mexico ’86 was played, and we all watched the games and dreamed of being – them. We collected the stickers of those players for our albums. We tried to copy the moves of the best players out there, Continue reading

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Kad bih bio Maradona….

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Sećam se jednog fudbala, na poljani iza zgrade. Išao sam u  3.razred osnovne škole, na primer. Svako od nas, kada bi dao gol, uzvikivao «Maaaaaaraaaadona» ili «Ruuuumenigeee». Tada se dešavalo Svetsko prvenstvo u fudbalu: Mexico ’86, koje smo svi gledali i maštali da smo mi – oni. Sklupljali smo sličice. Pokušavali smo da kopiramo  finte i pokrete najboljih fudbalera u nekom tamo dvorištu, izmedju zgrada, na Novom naselju, u Novom Sadu u Jugoslaviji.

Bili smo na hiljade kilometara od Meksika i ni to  nas nije sprečilo da se osećamo divno i kao da smo čuli pun stadion kako nam skandira posle gola. I kao da je bilo lakše dati gol ako si pre toga zamislio da si baš ti Maradona..

Mnogo kasnije bio sam na mojim prvim Continue reading