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Discussion in 'Real Madrid' started by astabooty, Jul 1, 2005.
The History Channel (international) will have a piece on it on July 3rd.
i'll definitely watch this, thanks.
ill definitely watch it...
I checked the listings on SkyDigital & don't see it. Does any one see it outside the USA? One thing about the history channel, they usually show programs multiple times.
I watched that one before.....close this thread, or there's gonna be a fight!!!
Don't huh. It is all political, they go with Franco, Franco over and over again, and I am tired of it. A discussion on that documentary can only turn out to be about anything but soccer, and you should know how that may end up.
this is a summary of the program:
7-8pm -- History Traveler - World Soccer--Height of
Passion: Spain: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona.
Driven by military tradition and the will of the
Catholic Church, Spain was the undisputed leader in
the Age of Discovery. Today, that spirit remains, but
is played out closer to home in stadiums that resemble
cathedrals, where Spain's two main soccer clubs--Real
Madrid and Barcelona--wage never-ending war. We review
the history of "football" in Spain and see how the
rivalries rekindle bloody confrontations of the past
in a country where national identity is still
triggered by language and heritage.
Don't get your panties in a bunch. How have you seen it? I am/was under the impression that it is debuting tomorrow.
It shouldn't be. I wouldn't know if it is exactly the same one, but I saw one on cable maybe 2, 3 months ago (didn't mean to, I just caught it by accident), and I didn't like it. It is not right to center the rivality on Franco, fascism and politics. It is where the documentary really starts, going with the Di Stefano signing etc.... It pollutes the sport and it is not true. Any short of discussion based on Real vs. Barca will always turn out political, and documentaries of this short do not help enjoy the sport and the competition for what it should be.
By the way, reading the summary just posted upthere....some people should find better things to do.
Ignoring the political components of the Madrid-Barcelona rivalry is being pretty naive. It's like saying that religion is not a part of the Celtic-Rangers rivalry or social class of the Sevilla-Betis one. It's a component that will probably always be there, so please don't whine about how it's grossly exaggerated or how it should only be about sport and competition. It'd be boring as hell if all was reduced to a question of competitivity and pure sport, we'd all be NBA franchises by then...
Matter of taste.
The political perspective presented in the documentary is definitely reduced to the point that it's impossible to get a real understanding of it. The value of the documentary (in my opinion) is the game footage going back to the 50s that I've never seen anywhere else.
Damn! I missed it. Hopefully it will be on ********.com
So did anyone catch it?
Download it here.
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Just a warning to downloaders, but the file is in .rmvb format.
i dont want to spoil it for anyone, but most madrid/barca fans know everything in this documentary, and except for some early di stefano clips this thing is useless