May 17th "A
last home victory"
We were treated to a victory in Benito Villamarin (I just hate calling
it Ruiz de Lopera) after two horrendous away games against Valencia and
Villareal. The first half was poorly played but we got a glimpse of what
could be with
Betis as they played well enough in the second part to make it past Vallodolid
1-0. It was Cañas' last game, who seems to have been around forever.
He received a warm farewell from the crowd who otherwise spent most of
their time jeering Denilson and Joaquin. While I would like to see both
return next year it wouldn't surprise me if they didn't after the last
few weeks. True, they are playing poorly, but I still can't stand people
showing up to complain and shout at their own team not matter how bad
things are going. Some beticos must learn a little something
- if you boo Joaquin when he makes a mistake then shut your damn mouth
when he later makes a good play. As attendance was low they failed to
block off the gate which leads from the North Goal to the seats running
on the side of the field. We got to watch the second half from midfield
on the upper level. It's a different game when you can see the angles
correctly. Still, the seats are in the old portion of the stadium and
not too comfortable - smaller with less space between each row. And considering
the price is perhaps double to sit there we'll renew next year with the
same seats as before.