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The 20s of Espanyol: from ruin to tuteo with Barcelona

first_imgIn 1922, and after the departures of Ricardo Zamora and Clemente Gracia to Barcelona and José Luis Zabala to Oviedo, in addition to casualties of players who had been recruited to battle in the War of Morocco, it was the blue and white club evicted from its field on Muntaner Street. And Genaro de la Riva had to listen in a barbershop how a client proclaimed: “I think Espanyol has definitely died.” Who said it turned out to be Hans Gamper, founder of Barcelona, ​​to which the parakeet president replied: “As long as I live, Espanyol will live”.Wow it happened. Zamora returned to Espanyol and some land in Can Ràbia was bought for 170,000 pesetas (about 1,000 euros) to build the stadium of Sarrià, inaugurated in 1923, although not without mishaps: the construction company went bankrupt, the stand was not done and had the team to make endless tours (among them, a very popular one for America in 1926) to finance the works. A discreet third place in the Catalonian Championship, the biggest competition that was played then, kicked off in 1920 to a Espanyol in which Genaro de la Riva would take over the presidency, and that two years later he would see how in that same tournament he would finish last (he lost his games against Barcelona 0-9 and 10-0), having to play against Spain a promotion not to go down to a sort of Catalan second division. He avoided the decline, but not the economic ruin. The history of Espanyol is full of crossroads. Of falls to stand up. To convert crisis in opportunities. In that situation the club starts this 2020, considered by some as the beginning of a decade, and by all as the first of the 20s. A time that the last century has already begun in a delicate situation, as much or more than the current, and who knew how to get around the parakeet to the point that this decade would end at the top of the Catalan and Spanish teams.center_img This would end up coming to 1929, when the Espanyol conquered the Catalan Championship without suffering a single defeat (0-2 and 2-1 against Barça). The same would happen in the Spanish Cup, where he appealed to Arenas de Getxo, Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona before beating Madrid (2-1) in the famous Water Final, played at Mestalla. Ecstasy arrived. And, seven days later, the first goal in LaLiga (work by Pitus Prat), which the Catalans would conquer, who would not repeat that until 1945.last_img read more

ROADS WARNING AS SNOW AND ICE HITS

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Weather Alert: Motorists driving overnight are being warned of dangerous conditions on many roads in the county.Snow, sleet, hail and ice is affecting many roads.Conditions between Stranorlar and Letterkenny are poor, according to motorists. Roads are white on the Barnesmore Gap and on the back of Errigal road.Temperatures there have fallen to -2C.Forecasters had warned of falling temperatures last night.Me Eireann says temperatures could drop to -3C before dawn and has warned of widespread frost and ice on the roads. The cold snap will end later in the morning as cloud comes over Donegal from the north Atlantic and temperatures rise to around 7C later. ROADS WARNING AS SNOW AND ICE HITS was last modified: February 17th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:iceROADSWarningweatherlast_img read more