By C.A.M. Javier
It’s not easy being a football fan in the Philippines. We posted something about it months ago and if text is insufficient, go feel it yourself. Try babbling about some random football tidbit in front of your colleagues or classmates and you will find them partly gaping in puzzlement with eyes wide open (or nearly squinting) and you could read the invisible thought bubble in their heads: what on Earth is this creature talking about?
By W.G.T. Catud
Mia San Manila is in the process of getting recognized by FC Bayern Munich as one of its official fan clubs in the Philippines so in this case we really need your help by signing up (absolutely for free!) here. No fuss — once the FCBayern email is sent just please confirm membership and that’s it!
In history books, we read that Spain colonized the Philippines for three reasons: God, gold and glory. God to spread Christianity; gold for the riches of the spell-binding archipelago; glory to show her sisters in Europe (the Dutch, French, English and the Portuguese) that she had likewise conquered the Far East.
FC Bayern Munich is one of the biggest and influential clubs in the world for three reasons too (because, apparently, it comes in three’s): silverware, support, and sponsor.
Going to the Allianz Arena if you are an opponent is a pleasurable, proud feeling as you will be playing against one of the strongest, consistent football clubs in the world. On the flip-side, in a spell-binding arena like this, a possibility of getting slaughtered awaits — defeat is imminent.
On one side, it is an absolute treat, a delight of great heights if you come here as a supporter.