We are just days away from the opening weekend of the La Berliga season. The captains have chosen their teams, the preseason fitness regimens have begun, and the local pundits have chosen favorites to capture the title. Football is back in Berlin.
The captains had their say in their preseason interviews and the general consensus was Birrareal. Werder Beerman captain, Claudio Chiacchia picked Birrareal to win the league saying, “They’re the only team more interested in points than beer.” That’s a pretty solid argument.
Which of the league’s stars will shine the brightest? Last season Radu Ichim shone brighter than the rest, picking up the most Man of the Match awards. Will his form continue or is this is the year a newcomer takes the league by storm and dominates?
Birrareal captain Andrea Porelli suggests his vice-captain, Domenico Capotoro, will dominate this season saying, “He is by far the most beautiful in our team.” That’s high praise from the Birrareal skipper. Shaktar’s Scicchitano got some mentions also, but mostly for his ability to grow a moustache. But hey, if you look good, you’ll play good.
If you are looking for storylines to follow, maybe keep your eyes on league champions Real Social Dad’s. While most captains were predicting future glories for their squads, the Social Dad’s captain was worried. When asked about his expectations for the season Gulam Zeynalli replied he was worried about “finding reliable players for the games.” Ouch, is their trouble in the trophy winner’s locker room or is the captain just taking a page out of Jose Mourinho’s management book?
So many questions, but only the games themselves can provide answers. We can’t wait to watch it all unfold.