Saturday, 23 April 2011

Birthday Greetings!

Today, reader, is a good day. The sun is shining outside, there's a full day of football ahead, and, more relevantly (for this blog post at least), SKP is celebrating its first birthday! Yes, it was but a year ago that I ended a prolonged pregnancy of apathy, and started writing about my first love; futebol (sorry, Mrs SKP).

The twelve months since have provided enormous satisfaction, and I'd like to thank all those who have taken the time to read, comment upon, and publicise my work. It's pleasing to know that one's late-night, coffee-fuelled missives about, for example, the form of Atlético Paranaense's veteran playmaker (oh, Paulo Baier), aren't falling upon deaf ears (...or... blind eyes?!). Thanks also to those who have been kind enough to publish my work on their sites; the hardworking folks at In Bed With Maradona, ITV Football, GhostGoal, The Equaliser, and

I hope that SKP can continue to grow in its second year, and that more people discover that Brazilian football provides an exciting alternative (or complimentary partner) to its more illustrious European cousins. With consistent drama both on and off the pitch, an increasing number of household names, and this month's Next Big Thing™, there's plenty to enjoy.

So, thank-you once again for reading; see you on Friday for the next weekly round-up! Até lá!


  1. Congratulations and thanks for your work :-) keep it up!

    ...vaaaaas-coooooo!!!!! Hehe.

  2. Congrats, man. Hope you stay strong with your writing.

    P.S.: I have a true respect for Paulo Baier, but I'll never forgive him for sucking and missing two clear goals against Palmeiras in 2009. Meh.

    Playstation 2: is that Friedenreich on the picture?

  3. Thanks Rivelino, James, Mario!

    The photo is of Paulo Pedra (Corinthians) scoring against Santos.

  4. Parabéns, amigo!
    Keep this blog going! I have this blog as a rss-feed on my startpage and I'm visiting this blog every day. :)

    All the best from Sweden,

    David Stoltz

  5. Obrigado David, I appreciate the kind words!

  6. Greetings from Brazil,

    Take a look on the website that i am volunteer.


  7. pessolmente, o melhor blog do futebol na internet, parabens Jack! Excuse my really bad Portuguese! Again, fair play to you. Dave. (@minimalist86).

  8. Valeu David! Thanks for the kind words!

    Seu português tá melhorando!

  9. de nada :-)