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

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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.

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