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La perspectiva de Burgos - with @SomosBurgosCF (28th November, 2017)

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A bit about yourself and your background

I was born in Burgos, but I'm not living there now - I'm studying at secondary school now.

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

I've been fan of Burgos since I was 11 years old. I support the club because it's the team of my city and because I like to watch to football matches inside the stadium, not in front of the TV.

Describe your first experience of watching Burgos play?

It was a match in Segunda B, years ago, Immediately I fell in love with the stadium and the matches atmosphere.

To an outsider - how would you describe Burgos' playing style, what it means to be a fan of the club, and what it means to be a player of the club?

Our playing style is what I like to call "de garra" (of talons) - where we fight for every ball.

Being a fan of Burgos means going to see your team at El Plantío every Sunday, whether we win or lose, or we are in the first division or third.

Describe the importance and significance of a game against a rival?

Our biggest rivals are Real Valladolid and Mirandés. They are very important matches where you can only win, although they are not very frequent matches (we are usually in different divisions).

There was a time when Burgos were in the Tercera. However, it has since "consolidated" itself in the Segunda B. How would you describe the last few seasons for Burgos fans?

We expected better results in the last few seasons, because - except in the 2015-16 season when we ended in 5th - we were at the bottom of the table. In spite of everything, this season it's going quite well by now.

What is your opinion on the utilization of the youth teams? How would you rate the opportunities that youth players get in the first team?

I think the youth teams have to improve in the next years, because until now just a very few number of players of Burgos have come from youth teams.

List some things you appreciate and some things you can’t stand about the club management.

I think the club management is OK - apart from the communication with the fans. Sometimes we don't get official news, and rely on what is said in the newspapers.

Any notable ultras or fan groups that are worth mentioning?

There are a lot of fan groups like Reducto Burgalés, Jumba, Resaca, Frente Kolocón, …

Is there something that the media doesn't (or maybe doesn't want to) talk about Burgos that you think is worth mentioning?

Sometimes the media haven't criticized the club's chairs, but that was in past times.

Your thoughts on the season ahead?

I think that we have a very good playing staff and that we will be near the top of the table. Maybe at the end of the season we can get into the playoffs!

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