Best of the 2011/2012 Season: Best Moment!By: Ade C. | June 11th, 2012
This has been a season of highs and lows, but let’s forget the bad times and focus on the good! Here our writers chose their favourite moments from the 2011/2012 season… read and share your own in the comments!
Natasha: Okay, I have two. The group hug after Messi’s 4th goal against Espanyol was one of my favourites. That moment was an example of the family-like bond within the team.
The second has to be Abidal’s shirt on the Copa del Rey trophy. This has been a hard season both for Abidal and the team’s morale, but winning the CDR ended the season on a high. Abi was probably devastated he couldn’t be there to celebrate with his teammates, so it was lovely to see him included in the celebrations.
Kage: Has to be that time when Leo Messi scored a goal, then pointed skywards with both hands to greet his beloved deceased grandma. Oh, wait. He did that 73 times. Okay. So that’s out. Instead let’s pick the revelatory moment when Mourinho sneaked up on Tito Vilanova, poked him in the eye with his thumb, and slunk away, smirking. After the game, the Translator was asked about his actions toward Tito. “Pito Vilanova?” the Big Mou asked. “As for Pito Vilanova, or whatever his name is… I have got nothing to say.” As you probably know, “Pito” is Spanish slang for penis. Asked again, the Manchild at Real replied: “Pito Vilanova?… I don’t know who this person is.” It was just too clear. While Pep Guardiola was unfailingly gracious, humble, and generous toward his opponent, the other team’s coach showed us that there really are Good Guys and Bad Guys in this eternal showdown at high noon.
Yazan: The best moment for me this season was when the players held the CDR cup with Abidal’s shirt covering it. Class act! In close second place was Messi & Pep’s hug in the Espanyol game.
Fcbfandrivel: It would have to be the spontaneous and collective team hug with Pep Guardiola after Messi’s 4th goal against Espanyol. It was a highly emotional moment, for the team, for Pep and for the fans, and put paid to a lot of rubbish rumors circulating about the circumstances of Pep’s departure. A genuine display of admiration and affection for a man who shaped a team that will be remembered for years to come as “Pep Guardiola’s Barca”.
Ramzi: the comeback in the Clásico in Madrid.
Ade C.: my favourite moment was the match against
The Avengers Rayo Vallecano. Barça came to this match right after having lost pretty La Liga, the shot at Champions League final and being told Pep would leave; they were missing a handful of players, exhausted, and without a pressing need to win… and they went and scored 7 lovely goals and, more importantly, looked like they were enjoying themselves immensely. A better lesson in picking yourself up I couldn’t imagine.
So, what was your favourite?