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Peña Deportiva (Santa Eulalia) vs SD Ibiza – report and photos

September 14th, 2008

September 13th was a very important day for football on Ibiza. It was the first time that two island teams had contested a game in Second Division B of the Spanish League. Football on Ibiza really is coming home in leaps and bounds, corners and goal scoring opportunities.

Almost as if by arrangement the game was preceded by a titanic struggle in English Premier League football – Liverpool v. Man Utd – in front of a capacity Anfield crowd of some 45,000 people. More like a Europen cup tie than an early season local derby, Liverpool triumphed in front of their home crowd, despite going a goal behind, and went to the top of the Premier League.

Was this to be prophetic? Could Santa Eulalia’s Peña Deportiva beat their rivals from ten kilometers down the road and leap above them in only their first season in the dizzy heights of Division 2 B. Starting the game on equal points, a win would leave them just 31 places shy of Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Spanish football hierarchy.

Parking was difficult, as it should be for a local derby of this stature, so on the long walk to the stadium the roar of the crowd made it clear that we’d missed kick off, but also served to quicken the pulse in expectation of this gladiatorial contest.

The attendance was a little lower than that at Anfield, for the simple reason that there is but a single stand, the main stand, at the Peña Deportiva stadium. This had been radically extended for today’s fixture and was equally divided between the Peña and Eivissa fans, as became clear when the ball finally found the back of the net.

However, the up-side of a single stand is that when there’s a stoppage in play you can enjoy a view of the sea on the horizon. This was particularly true when half time arrived and we still hadn’t found the scoreboard. Having arrived late this was a problem, but with the attendance apparently touching 1,500 we didn’t want to trouble any of the heavily outnumbered policemen, as you might if you were lost or didn’t know the time – instead we decided to assume that it was scoreless at that point and contented ourselves with admiring the thoughtfully arranged full moon rising out of the distant sea, whilst we waited for the second half to start.

The first half had gone the way of the home team, but without a breakthrough. This arrived after ten minutes of the second half when a carelessly conceded free kick resulted in an off the ball incident in the box for which the referee awarded a fairly generous penalty. Tino confidently put Santa Eulalia ahead when he sent the goally the wrong way with his spot kick. Half of the crowd went ballistic as the pitch succumbed to shade before the setting sun.

It remained a fairly evenly balanced contest for the next twenty minutes until a sweet move split the Eivissa defence allowing Heredia through to score a fine second goal for the home team. Ten minutes to go and the home team were both looking good and growing in confidence.

Meanwhile the ten local policemen, clearly worried by their largest challenge yet, turned their attention from the match and towards crowd control. Half of the ecstatic crowd had got the result they wanted and for the accountants at Peña Deportiva it was probably the biggest take on the gate they’d ever seen.

Nearly time to bring on Inter Milan and the rest…

In the meantime local bragging rights remain with the smaller town till the re-match in January.

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Half time and its burger and beer time
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Tino takes the penalty The score… 1-0 to Santa Eulalia
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Heredia blasts down the wing and shoots – score:. 2-0 to Santa Eulalia
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Santa Eulalia continue to attack
Game over
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Santa Eulalia vs Ibiza Town football derby

September 10th, 2008

santa eulaliasd ibizaNow that Santa Eulalia have been promoted they are now in the same division as S.D. Ibiza. This Saturday is the first of the 2 local derby’s – with Santa Eulalia hosting.

What makes it interesting is that they are on equal points and goal difference but with SD Eivissa just nudging it on goals scored (+3 as opposed to Santa Eulalia’s +2).

We shall be there…

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Santa Eulalia, Ibiza vs Barcelona ‘B’ this afternoon

August 31st, 2008

Late this afternoon Pena Deportiva (Santa Eulalia) played FC Barcelona’s ‘B’ team in their first game of the season.

The cameraman got his blagging hat on and played the press card and managed to escape paying the 15 euro entry… He was rewarded however at half-time when the sprinklers decided to spray the entire terrace of people milling around in front of the bar, he just managed to turn away in time to protect the camera but got soaked in the process. Then to top it off the bar ran out of beer.

We thought Barca had taken the lead just before half time, however the goal was ruled out for offside. The coach Luis Ezcacho must have given the Deportivo players the ‘hair-dryer’ treatment at half time as the second half they looked much the better side with much more possession and more threatening attacks. We wish we could say who scored the Pena winning goal but we haven’t clue. (ed: after reading the local paper this morning it was the subsitute Tino).

We will definitely be attending more games and it will be all the more interesting as SD Eivissa and Pena Deportiva (Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia) are both in the same division this year.

On a side note there was a great article in the Sunday Times today about Toni Lima who is the Technical Director of SD Eivissa. He also plays in Andorra’s international side – who are up against England in a world cup qialifier on 6th September. At Andorra’s last meeting against England in March 2007 he asked Wayne Rooney if he would sign for SD Eivissa…

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the kids then get interviewd by local TV: IB3 (which was showing it live)
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Half time and the sprinklers come on…
… and we all get soaked…
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“he shoots!”
“he scores” “goooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllll ”
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Game over
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Santa Eulalia vs Barcalona ‘b’ live on TV and the net

August 30th, 2008

Whilst we obviously cannot condone P2P networks that allow the distribution of copyrighted material we were definitely surprised to see tomorrow evenings game of Santa Eulalia vs Barcelona’s B team appear on a P2P tv site. (IB3 is the local free TV station so we think its ok).

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They have the date wrong though – the game is tomorrow.

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Ibiza v Inter Milan – review

August 24th, 2008
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Football – close up and friendly

S.E. Eivissa’s first ever ‘international’ match took place this summer and, as newly appointed sponsors of the team, the Ibiza Now sent yours truly to report on the performance of the team behind whom we’re now throwing our not inconsiderable weight.

The cameraman is also a footie fan, so at least I don’t have to go alone. He’s also the reason why we arrived professionally early to proudly present our Complimentary tickets – the ones the office gave us in the sealed envelope with our ‘mission’.
Unfortunately the doorman doesn’t like the colour of them. He prefers a rusty brown, ours are blue. It transpires that the blue tickets entitle us to free entry to Amnesia, which isn’t open yet.

sd eivissaSince the tickets are largely written in Italian, in deference to tonight’s visiting team, we confer and decide to blow our cover by playing the press card, despite the fact that this means they’ll probably roll out the red carpet and waiter service to our seats in order to ensure a positive slant to our article. The doorman lets us in after a brief phone call…

As we select our seats the public address system booms out an advertisement for Ibiza Now to the predominantly Spanish and Italian crowd, followed by an advert for a language school. Things look promising…

The usual preamble of introductions ended with Patricia Castro Ortega (European Junior Swimming Champion) ceremoniously kicking the match ball before the players took up their positions on the pitch, then a minutes silence for those who died in the recent Madrid air crash.

sd eivissaEivissa dominated the first half and after numerous chances the busy left sided winger German, played a perfect through ball for Julien and a well taken first goal. As half time approaches I decide to beat the half time rush to the bar and toilet as the ball goes out for a goal kick. The crowd roar and apparently the goal I’ve missed best was particularly spectacular. (ed: think of Theirry Henry curving a looping ball into the top right hand corner of the net).

We’re 2-0 up against Inter Milan (twice winners of the European Cup!). We’re enjoying ourselves when the whistle blows for half time.
Another bonus, there are a good proportion of extremely handsome ladies amongst the team’s supporters. Half time flew by as they stretched their legs.

sd eivissa Meanwhile another Ibiza Now advertisement echoed around the stadium as the sprinklers put on a liquid fireworks display in the background. Sitting in the second row on a hot evening the spray is quite pleasant. It’s reminiscent of the Blue Marlin in Cala Jondal.

The second half begins and within a minute we’ve scored a third. This could become a rout. Unfortunately the cameraman has become over-excited and jumps up as the ball comes over for this third goal, so I miss that one too. The Italian bench respond with a raft of substitutions as the crowd applaud those departing, more out of sympathy than any respect for their achievements on the pitch.

sd eivissaA fourth Eivissa goal goes in followed by more Italian substitutes, including the goalkeeper and we’ve only twenty minutes to go.
In the final quarter of an hour the Ibiza players tired and their own raft of substitutes were introduced, but the team had lost its rhythm whereas the Italian substitutes had by now got the pace of the game.

Nonetheless, Eivissa survived with a 4-0 victory leaving their supporters hugely satisfied – and potentially you, if you fancy a local team to support at a live football match. It really is different to watching football on TV – and who wants to sit indoors on Ibiza?

This is not necessarily a bloke’s Saturday afternoon escape route either. Although I learnt both Spanish and Italian swear words from the second row, the players involved always got up and shook hands afterwards. Full marks to the referee. Meantime kids scamper up and down in front of the main stand – this is a family affair, like everything else in Spain.

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SD Eivissa cane Inter Milan

August 24th, 2008

It was a good game and the scribe has the take on it (ie review to follow) but to begin with:

You can’t argue with 4-0 win – Ibiza were quite frankly all over them – fc internationale didnt go anywhere – if inter got into ibiza’s half it was a fleeting glimpse… We had a marvellous tme – even if we did have to blag our way in….

The lovely lady who kicked symbolically the first ball is Patricia Castro Ortega who is European Junior Swimming champion which was followed by a minutes silence for the Madrid air crash victims.

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