Friday, June 29, 2007

"White and Blue" by Freddy Garbaci

This is a beautiful book written by a man who describes his passion for a life. I can reproduce some lines bellow:
You have already been warned. Football and words. It's high time to produce, at our level of understanding, literature inspired from life.

Wall, sofa, five meters of hot floor, TV set, another white wall. This is the frame of disaster, it's my living room. Green colored screen with restless little dwarfs crossing a prideless coma, in hard to look covulsions.
From my family I've known we are honest people and that, in this context, it isn't right to support Steaua or Dinamo because they are teams promoted by communists and represent the voracious repression of the state: militia and army.

It was difficult for a child to understand all of this: if and why the communist order was wrong, if and why army and the militia of the communists were bad, which is the connection between football and uniforms, why you can't support some boys running after a ball in shorts and T-shirt, without a helmet and machine gun.

"And remember one thing, he told me : The only team who want to face them is Craiova. It's the only one who fight against them, the only one who refuses to give them players. If you want to be correct you have to look up to the correct ones, not the thieves. If you want to be correct you have to support Craiova". If this people was for just a moment honest with itself, it would have embarassed at a given time to see it's fame in sport being ensured by two clubs called Steaua and Dinamo, it would have thrown away in the cracked comunist reactor, under a concrete coffin and it would have gathered its strenght to cancel 50 years of lies in order to win dignity to restart from scratch. They would have given back to Europe the "Golden Shoe " and "European Campion Cup" trophies.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Campionatul suporterilor

Universitatea Craiova's fans won the game against Dinamo Bucharest ones. It is a TV show called "Fans Championship". The result was estabilshed by SMS voting and Universitatea Craiova had 70% of the total received messages.

Now our fans are qualified for semifinals where we will meet the winner between Poli Timisoara and UTA Arad.
You can see the entire show here:

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Spase Dilevski officially presented

Spase Dilevski was officially presented by Universitatea Craiova.

Let's see what is the opinion of a Queensland Roar fan about this transfer of Dilevski in Craiova:
"I knew he was thinking of leaving but i was hoping he would stay with us, he is a very talented right midfielder\\ wingback who is great at crossing. In the A-league over the last couple of seasons he was regularly one of our best players on the field. Your team is lucky to have signed him."
Let's wish good luck for Spase Dilevski.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

New player: Spase Dilevski

Spase Dilevski signed for Universitatea Craiova.

He was the former midfield of Queensland Roar. Let's hope he will help our team.

Date of birth: May 13, 1985
Place of birth: Melbourne
Nationality: Australian
Weight: 77 kg
Height: 180 cm
Position: Right Midfielder

Previous Clubs:
2002-03 PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands)
2003-04 Rot-Weiss Essen
2004-05 Tottenham Hotspur (England)

Junior Clubs:
Sydneyham Park (VIC)
Representative Honours Achieved: Australian Under 23, Australian Under 20, Australian 17

Player Statistics

Hyundai A-League [ 2005/06 Season ]

19 16 1413 0 0 0 2 21 9 0 0 5 27 4 1

Hyundai A-League [ 2006/07 Season ]

15 10 942 0 0 1 2 26 12 0 0 1 20 3 0

Hyundai A-League [ Career Stats ]

34 26 2355 0 0 1 4 47 21 0 0 6 47 7 1

NO = Shirt Number POS = Position GP = Games Played
GS = Games Started MIN = Minutes S = Keeper Saves
CS = Keeper Clean sheets G = Goals A = Goal Assists
Att = Attempts on Goal On = Attempts on Target Pen = Penalty Goals
Hat = Hatricks OFF = Offsides FC = Fouls Committed
Y = Cautions R = Expulsions

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Josh Mitchell speaks about future

A new season will begin at the end of July. Universitatea Craiova prepares it. Josh Mitchell tells us some of his thoughts concerning this.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Holiday for Universitatea

This Sunday Universitatea Craiova's under 21 football team will play the semifinal playoff games for the title of Champion of Romania. The first team has a well deserved holiday. Although our players visit the official store of the club to buy some promotional materials for their friends and relatives. In the picture from above you may see Mircea Bornescu.

On the other hand Andrei Ionescu is still refusing to renovate his contract with Universitatea Craiova. Taking into account that he was junior player for this team he may be for 2 years suspended if he will not accept Universitatea Craiova's proposed contract.

Did you saw the T-shirts of these players of Universitatea Craiova? That's good. Che Guevara is the spirit of our football team.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Universitatea Craiova - The Legend

Universitatea Craiova had a strong football team in the '80s. Players like Lung, Negrila, Tilihoi, Ungureanu, Ticleanu, Stefanescu, Crisan, Balaci, Camataru, Cartu, Irimescu, Geolgau, Beldeanu, Donose or Ciupitu made history for Romania. You may some images from that time in the video bellow.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Oltenia Eterna Terra Nova

The anthem of Universitatea Craiova sounds good at a wedding. You can see on the people faces the joy and the hapiness when this song sounds.

In Craiova, the love for our football team is quite a religion.