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Monday, 09/Feb/2009

Gianfranco Zola on Islay

Anyone with a mild interest in (English) football will probably know that Felipe Scolari has been sacked as Chelsea manager today. One of the names which almost immediately came up as a replacement was that of Gianfranco Zola, immediately rejected by West Ham. So what does all this have to do with Islay? Well, while looking for some other pictures I came across this picture and just couldn't resist posting it:

Picture of a mural in the sand of a beach made from stones and other finds on a beach

Someone created this tribute to Zola in 2003 at Kilchoman Beach in Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay. Zola had just finished his playing career in England then and was moving back to Italy. I still remember when he first came to England to play for Chelsea, a year or so after I had moved to the UK myself from Germany. Many of his goals were just brilliant, his smile legendary.

That's why I couldn't resist posting this picture when I came across it again today. Simple as that.

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