Skip to main content

Hinchas y Jugadores - Deportivo de La Coruña with Pablo Nunel (12th May, 2017)

Follow Pablo on Twitter here.

How long have you been a fan of Depor and what made you support them in the first place?

I am fifty two now and I have always been a Depor supporter, the fact that I was born in Riazor only a couple of blocks from our stadium made things easier for me as I used to go to the practice ground almost every day to see my heroes training.

Given the transfer windows and the squad that was assembled at the start of the season, is Depor where you want it to be?

At the very beginning the transfers signed in summer seemed to improve last year´s team but eventually the team fell even deeper in old errors as complacency or pusillanimity

Of the signings made this season, which one worked out the best/had the most impact and why?

Babel was absolutely incredible, after a couple of months he became the best player in the last ten years, he was not only good but combative , it was clear he was trying to reach the contract of his career end. He made other players better, mainly Juanfran, Guilherme or Andone. When he left, the team once again fell in despair.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of Depor this season? Any standout players?

No strengths at all and as I mentioned before the worst weaknesses were complacency and pusillanimity. For sure Babel and maybe Luisinho, Andone and Juanfran could be the best in the worst Depor in years.

List some things you appreciate and some things you can’t stand about the club management. Rant away :)

They are good Depor supporters, nothing else. They do not have the sports management skills. They are doing great on the economic situation and that is a plus but unfortunately they treat Depor as a hobby and not as their main profession. Deportivo have one of the best farm teams in Spain as far as training fields are concerned however they were not able to rise a single quality player in the last twenty years however the same people are running this fundamental part of our team.

What has the mood among the fans been during the campaign? Do you generally agree/disagree with them?

We have never been very demanding, it is not easy to watch people in the stands booing their team and I think that’s the reason why they do not give their best. Things have not changed this season and I don´t feel very sympathetic with this attitude.

Are there any talented youngsters at the club that you expect to have a big future?

No, they are not. Pinchi is the most talented player in the youngsters but he cannot be called by far a fulfilled promise.

If you could make one realistic signing for Depor this summer who would it be?

Kakuta is a good player but he is out of training, I would sign it anyway for next season. I am sure that with a new coach and being fit he will become the great player he used to be in France U-21 with Griezmann.

Finally, predicted finish for Depor?

Hopefully 16th.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Hinchas y Jugadores - Gimnàstic with Marius Helgå (14th May, 2017)

Marius Helgå is a 40 year old Gimnàstic fan who lives in Oslo. He is originally from Mo i Rana, Norway (1000 km north from Oslo). He has two hobbies: "playing bass trombone and watching football." 

He runs the Twitter account @nasticnoruega for Gimnàstic fans in Norway. As if he wasn't hipster enough, he also supports Stålkameratene who are in the fifth level of Norwegian football. Not to mention Tromsø (Norwegian top level), Manchester United, Juventus and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Follow him on Twitter here.



How long have you been a fan of Gimnàstic and what made you support them in the first place?

I visited Tarragona on a trip to Spain in 2006, and immediately fell in love with the city. As I didn’t have a club I supported in Spain then, it was an easy choice to start supporting the club.

Given the transfer windows and the squad that was assembled at the start of the season, is Gimnàstic where you want it to be?

After a great 2015-16 season, I was really expecting more of Nàs…

Hinchas y Jugadores - An exclusive interview with Román Golobart (1st May, 2017)

When did you make the decision to pursue football and what motivated you to do so?

I never realized I took a decision, since a very young age I knew that would be my life so I took it for granted that I was going to become a footballer.

The motivation was nothing other than enjoying it a lot!

What were your initial thoughts when you were at Espanyol and Wigan became interested in you, and what motivated you to move to England?

Both moments were very satisfactory. I went to a summer camp that Espanyol organizes and after it I got a letter from the club. I was excited, willing to do it - I was nervous, but the kind of nervous that one gets when you know you have a nice challenge ahead.

With Wigan it was a call, but still a very similar reaction. The thing with Wigan was that even though I was bad in English class, I knew I would end up going to England to play football so I didn't bother paying attention as I knew I would learn it there. And so it happened.

Did you find it difficult t…

From Catalonia to Heybridge - the story of an eighth division club (19th October, 2017)

After spending his whole life at UDA Gramenet and a season at Europa, Guillem Ramón moved to Terrassa in the summer of 2014. It was just another Catalan player transferring between two clubs in the Catalan regional leagues - nothing extraordinary.

But it was consequential.

In March 2015, in a match against Sabadell, the full back suffered a complete meniscal rupture, and his season was over. So was his contract - and a big chunk of the 2015-16 season as well. He ended up signing for Cerdanyola, without pay (as he was recuperating), and the doctors said that January would be his return time. However, he debuted in November.

In hindsight, it was a mistake.

After two games, in a training session, on November 25th he got injured again - this time in the quadriceps in the same leg. After two months of recuperation, and still no guarantee of pay, Guillem left for new pastures in February 2016. A trial at Coplestonians FC followed; so did an opportunity at Needham Market FC, in the seventh t…