The Real society closes a first round with a clear European flavor. The San Sebastian team has lived in the top six classified in most of this first half of the season. Reach the equator in a privileged position, in fifth position with 31 points, although the fight to travel the continent is very close, and will force the San Sebastian to repeat or improve their numbers in the second round if they want to achieve their goal. The problem is that the Txuri-Urdin close this first round with a bitter taste, due to the bad feelings left by the defeat on the last day at the Reale Arena against Villarreal, their authentic black beast because he has won five of his nine visits to San Sebastian. The Murcia player can not hide that he went home angry at the outcome of a game they had for the rest. “We wanted to start adding at home with a victory with our people and we have a bitter taste because in the first part we made a great game creating occasions and being superior, but in the second part the game was more locked and we did not get the fluidity we wanted. Annoying about that, because we failed to maintain the level of the first part “he points out. Now it’s time to correct mistakes to think about staying alive in the Copa del Rey, competition in which they will visit Ceuta Third division. “We have to watch the game again and draw conclusions, positive and negative, because I think we also did many things well and we have to stay with that and correct the mistakes, it is important to keep improving. Now we change competition, the Cup arrives in which we are very excited about, and we focus only on that, with all the desire in the world, “he says. However, in the realistic squad they want to be optimistic, but without losing their point of self-criticism and ambition that has led them to complete one of their best first laps of recent years. “It is good that we have this disagreement with what we have done, because as the day had set, we could have extended the advantage with our rivals, but we are happy because it is good to stay there, in that fifth position from which we do not want to get off and we will fight for it in the remainder of the season, “he says For your, one of the outstanding players of the Real on the last day 7
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Pallaconian Brotherhood of Melbourne and Victoria will be celebrating their 50 year anniversary this year. And to showcase their contribution to Victoria, they are putting on a photo exhibition Recollections – 1961-2011. An eclectic selection of photographs spanning the 50 year history of the organisation, these snapshots depict the prolific social, cultural and economic contributions made by the Greek Laconian community to a truly multicultural Australia. Through these images, you will see one generation striving to hold on to the familiarity of a life and culture left behind in the mother country, and a new generation proudly embracing the Laconian heritage of its ancestors while acknowledging it’s Greek Australian cultural identity. Pallaconian Brotherhood of Melbourne and Victoria secretary, Cathy Petroulis, told Neos Kosmos that this exhibition is important to showcase the contribution the brotherhood has made to not only Victoria, but the whole of Australia. A relative newcomer to the organisation, having been there for only eight months, she said it was difficult sourcing pictures for this exhibition. “I had to rely on private collections. I was fortunate enough to source the original articles that people had kept. Some people are willing to share their photos and some were scared that they would lose them. These will be scanned in and we are hoping to make a database from this end for future generations to have access,” Ms Petroulis said. “This way people can see the early beginnings and the purpose of the organisation in the 60s. And now in 2011 the organisation seeks not only to be a base and network facility for Greek Australians, as originally the purpose was for Greeks who migrated to Australia. “Now it’s for future generations of Greek Australians to see where there roots are. To see where our parents and our grandparents socialised, how they networked, what they needed to survive in Australia. Our needs now are so different. We have the internet, we speak two languages. Back then they only spoke Greek and they felt so isolated from their homeland. Now organisations such as ours, through our youth groups and dance groups, we are one of the few organisations that have an active youth group and that’s how we are hoping to keep the organisation going,” she said. The exhibition will kick off with a free cocktail party on Saturday 25 June at the Laconian House 253 Albert Street, Brunswick. Premier of Victoria Ted Baillieu will be attending along with other prominent Greek Australians within the community. The exhibition will run until 28 July and admission is free.