My football, a book to learn about the past. Author: “Now it is a repetitive and boring sport”

It was my footballthe latest book from Salvatore Calvagnothe absolute hero of the afternoon organized in the new room in Roberto Sava Municipal Library in Bilbao. Nothing strange yet, but if we consider that the author is none other than Torre Calvagno for whom More than thirty years Trampled in the disputed fields of Sicily 500 games In all amateur leagues, from third class In the Upgrade functional (when excellence did not exist) things change decisively and, in fact, the presence of a large audience has found a compelling explanation, according to the wisdom of anti-Covid restrictions, Busy All places available.

It was my footballthe latest book from Salvatore Calvagnothe absolute hero of the afternoon organized in the new room in Roberto Sava Municipal Library in Bilbao. Nothing strange yet, but if we consider that the author is none other than Torre Calvagno for whom More than thirty years Trampled in the disputed fields of Sicily 500 games In all amateur leagues, from third class In the Upgrade functional (when excellence did not exist) things change decisively and, in fact, the presence of a large audience has found a compelling explanation, according to the wisdom of anti-Covid restrictions, Busy All places available.

The book, through the story of a long football experience, is not only a testament to the great love of the sport which has proven to be crucial from the point of view of formativebut it constitutes an important incentive towards knowing the past In the face of the tendency towards forgetfulness or hasty and superficial reconstruction. It is a long chain of events, all traceable back to the footballing experience of the author, who has reported year after year with a wealth of details In great detail, it also gives an idea of Critical analysis and evaluation. Therefore, the long record is carefully conducted and energized by the sharpness of memories as befits an autobiography.

A large series of slides, interspersed with the interventions of Calvagno himself, held the attention of those present, who did not fail to express their participation with convincing applause. Speaking of the title, “Quel for me before football – said the author – on the one hand, he wants to claim the distance from a certain football which someone pretends to narrate from afar through mysterious traces and Lots of inaccuracy At the same time he wants to emphasize the diversity of football compared to today, Boring and repetitive kick Who no longer has the beauty of the past, which has lost its soul and values.”

many in the crowd insidersbut above all friends: from colleagues in the time of Bronte Angelo Silvia And Venero Rapisarda for opponents Mario Scandura (Belbaso and Belbasci), Nino MotaAnd Franco Cantonese (Belbasisi) H Mimo Bagliaro (Belpasso); From Biancavilla’s newer and less modern companions Giuseppe Fornari, Gaetano Tirrini, Salvatore Sacchianos, Vincenzo Nicolosi, Salvatore Ventura A Bebo Mota And Mario Morabitorespectively, president and coach of the Belpassese team that in 1971, as a recent rookie, won the first class championship in which he deservedly deserved relegation.

During the years of his football career, Toure Calvagno was talented playerHe is admired by everyone for his free-kick safety, head-kicking ability, skill in catching the ball before inventing something that could affect the outcome, and above all, the ability to reassure his teammates with his charisma. In short, a real boss that it great hero That if he had been born a few decades later (he, like others of his generation), he could have easily played among the professionals, in the higher categories. Football, his latest literary effort, comes later Between fears and dreams (2006), libili (2010) and whisper of the wind (2013). Like previous books this was not the case written for the marketbut to be given to those who like to read it and have been thought, visualized, written, numbered, printed and linked by the author himself.

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