I love turning things that grab my attention into my journal pages. I love watching football and I’ve made some customized pages of my journal dedicated to football. People who watch football would agree with me on this that how madly, deeply and completely football become a beautiful addiction. I’m going to show some ideas on how to add your favorite football club related vintage aesthetics to your journal and the story of how I started watching football.
I started watching football in 2011. And the first match I ever watched was an El Clasico (the famous rivalry in the world of football between two top clubs – Real Madrid and FC Barcelona). Though I was unaware of this fact and I was watching the match completely unbiased. For the matter of fact, Christiano Ronaldo was the only player I knew about at that time. But then I saw this man playing so beautifully as if he was a magician of the field. That was the moment I fall in love with football. It was Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona who had just scored a goal with the assistance of Lionel Messi. And the match was Spanish Super Cup, second leg. That game ended with Barcelona winning with 3-2 at Camp Nou (home stadium of Barcelona).
Messi was the starring player in that match with 2 goals and also created chance for Iniesta to score the third goal for Barcelona. From Real Madrid, Ronaldo and Benzema had scored one goal each. That match was so intense that there was a little spat between players in the middle of the match making it more exciting to watch, especially for someone who was watching it for the first time. Barcelona had won the Supercopa de Espana title. It felt really amazing to watch that outstanding match. Iniesta was a magician and he’s the reason I fall in love with football, he’s the reason I started watching football.
Adding Barca elements to the journal is pretty nostalgic. The first thing came to my mind was the Pep Gaurdiola’s vintage Barca squad. Absolutely gem team players like Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Dani Alves, Pedro and others.
When you talk about Barcelona, you can’t leave Lionel Messi out of that conversation. He is unarguably the G.O.A.T of football. And he has proved himself countless times, that he and Barcelona are not different. He’s FC Barcelona and FC Barcelona is him. After the end of golden era of FC Barcelona, Messi was the only hope we had. He single handedly carried the club. I personally have witnessed a lot of fans stopped supporting FC Barcelona and searching for a new club to land their fandom. Most of the cules (that’s what Barcelona fans call themselves) had lost the hopes for the club, even players had lost their faith. But recently tables turned because of the captain Messi and changed arrangements of the club and FCB won Copa Del Rey title after a very long time and restore the faith in Barca. Given the financial conditions of the club right now, Messi has renewed the contract with FCB by agreeing to cut 50% of his wage rate. That’s how loyal he is to the club. That’s the loyalty we need in life. That’s what we mean when we say football is not just a game, it is an emotion.
Another very important element related to Barcelona to be added in my journal is Johan Cruyff. As I started supported FC Barcelona, I searched and learned about the history of the club as well and came across the name of Johan Cruyff (Dutch Footballer). Another legendary player who returned to FC Barcelona in 1973 and helped the club wins the Spanish Club League. Later he became coach of the team and helped the club win numerous titles.
This page of my journal contains certain sentiments and it every time leaves me misty-eyed. Adding things you’re passionate about to your journal gives another level of peace and satisfaction. I hope you find it useful, and I hope I might have induced you at least a little bit to start journal for yourself.
Thank you for reading. Hope you have a nice day.