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Beitar is not connected yet but really wants to, it's enough for us right now | Israel Today


Less than a week ago we already saw the A League up close and now we have reached close to 5000 people to support the team in Bloomfield against Hapoel Tel Aviv • Next week against Netanya in the league, it is a completely different story

20:07 Havdala.

20:30 at the field.

As a Beitar fan, for most of the year there is no great grace in living in Florentin, 800 meters from Bloomfield.

The season mainly boils down to hearing and seeing Hapoel and Maccabi fans on Saturdays on the way to and from the field.

But several times a year, Beitar comes and it's a game changer, especially when you observe Shabbat and Shabbat comes out late.

When I came to purchase a ticket on the way to the field, through one of the most challenging ticket websites in the history of world football, I saw that there were "few" tickets left for the Beitar stand.

At first I thought it was a booking-style marketing ploy, when I really didn't imagine that a stand that holds 4,861 seats would be close to full in a (almost) insignificant Toto Cup game.

93 NIS (a particularly exorbitant price, literally for a marginal game), and yet - the stands were packed with nearly 4,500 Beitar fans, and during the game there were still many fans who didn't make it to the starting whistle due to the proximity of the game on Saturday.

Then came the game.

In an instant we remembered what we missed so much, when even 2,000 percent humidity did not stop women and men, young women and young men, girls and boys from singing Beitar songs from the beginning of the game to the end.

It ended 2:1 for them, with two goals in stationary situations in the second half, but we saw a fighting team, saves from the line, a reinforcement player in the form of Asperia who reminded me of another Asperia at times, Pausitano of Parma and Colombia, and also the young Adi Yona and a team that wants to.

Not yet connected, not yet rubbed, missing very much, but - wants and is committed.

And that's a good start.

We lost, and with the exception of one violent incident (dear police: please, everything is filmed, arrest every violent 'fan' who keeps children away from football and banish him for life) we came away encouraged.

Coordination of expectations: to think that less than a week ago we already saw League A up close, and now nearly 5,000 Beitar fans lifted Bloomfield against Hapoel in the air and encouraged the players throughout 90 minutes and at the end of the game.

Next week - a completely different story, the opening of the league in Netanya.

The writer is a Beitar Jerusalem fan

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Source: israelhayom

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