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The Madrid's community has had the success of setting up an exhibition in one of the traditional neighborhoods of the city (in front of the Deligh


The Madrid’s community has had the success of setting up an exhibition in one of the traditional neighborhoods of the city (in front of the Delight) of football photos from the black and white years. Well mounted. Divided by themes, players, fields, referees, public … Some funny game and some scenes from the Madrid-Manchester United 1957. A good memory exercise, to see ourselves as we were (who we were) ‘when then’, what would I say Threshold. When I went to see it, encouraged by a friend, I saw that it was very frequented, by old and young, and that it was generally accepted.

But I do not want to write an article from Madrid, but rather take it to a general interest. Not nostalgic either. Everything that is seen there surprises the young because it is picturesque and the older ones like it because it reminds us of happy times, but as soon as we think seriously we will admit that everything was worse. The fields, the balls, the boots, the cameras, the clothes we used to bundle up with, the transport in which we traveled were worse. Everything was worse except for two things: how old we were and that we will not return and the common consensus around the Regulation. We all knew what hand and off was.

Only there have we lost, and clamorously, I thought, seeing those endearing images. The Regulation We had it clear since we played in the park, because it was a natural law, the same as the Ten Commandments: you will not steal, you will not kill, you will honor your parents … That was how simple it was, before the Adamist rain of precisions fell to which one more imprecise unleashed by David elleray for a time now that we are embittering the best of his distractions. And I am afraid that, like the young age lost forever, that will not be possible to recover it either.