A forum for all 'english-speaking' fans of Gabriel Omar Batistuta, which EVER team he's involved with!
Thanks to ALL fans for any 'Bati-news' and news about Argentina!
To make it easier to reply to posts, please don't start a new thread if there is already an existing thread related to your topic. Let's try to keep all the same news 'together'. Thanks!
The recent time I can see that this forum looses it’s force. I can’t see here no fast and even online discussions any more. I can’t even find the reactions on the important events about Bati the recent time….. WHY it is so???
May be this forum is not read any more? No! Incorrect. I’m looking on the threads and see that a lot of visitors are reading different topics. SO WHAT HAPPENS???? Are we still here or not?? BatiFans! If you read the topics, why don’t you discuss the direct threads about Bati???? Why???
I’m looking on the top on the page:
“assisted by Linda, Mariela, Juan and Franca”
Assisted… this means to my mind that you are the right hands of Katy on this forum. You must support it! But what can we see??? I can see Franca here. Mariela writes here, sure, when we have some important events….
What about Linda?? I don’t know…. I can’t see her now here….
What about Juan? I wrote a letter to Katy, asking what’s with him and got reply, which was telling that Juan was out… I was really sorry about forum. Yeah, we didn’t have good relationships between us, but I was sorry about forum, which lost a big part with Juan. What we could see after it??? Juan seemed to be back. He was welcomed back, but after it we couldn’t see him…. Oh, no… he appeared some times on the topics related with Argentinean league and disappeared… Pity…. I have nothing to say here….
Do you remember, how Christine left us? She wrote the letter to Katy, telling that she can’t continue any more as well as she is moving from place to place now. This is the right attitude – if you can – do it. If you can’t – why to do? There can be some problems, for sure. Everybody has them, but when suddenly everybody disappears…. That’s sad…
My dear BatiFans!
If you are still here why are you not with us??? There is a very big list of BatiFans in the “Getting to know you thread”. I don’t believe that sins that time everyone left us! So if you are here – SHOW IT!
Thank you for your attention,
i come to here somtime for some news of bati
i know this here become lower of topic
but in the future,After Bati become to Coach
i think this here will be active sure
likely when he had some news about Ha and Bacelona.
Hop you be strong
Awwww, Lexa..... I do understand your frustration! And I want to THANK you for showing so much concern about this forum.
I think that Heng is probably correct. Most people visit us to see if there is any news about Bati... and at the moment there isn't much.
You've got to remember that this forum has been going for a very long time.... longer than a lot of other 'fan' forums. It is very unusual for a fan forum to continue when the player has actually retired, but a lot of people said that they wanted it to stay, when Bati retired, so I renewed the subscription for another year. I promise I will keep this forum going as long as people are still interested in posting here!
About LINDA... she has been here from almost the start of this forum and she has been a fantastic help to me!
Just one example of her contribution, was when we got 'invaded' by foul-mouthed English fans during World Cup 2002 ... Linda, Jas and I had to do a 24 hour vigil to delete the disgusting posts that they left, as soon as they were posted!
The 3 of us were permanently 'policing' the forum for many days until they got fed up of having their posts deleted and they eventually gave up!
We couldn't have done that without Linda's valuable contribution... so Linda's name will ALWAYS be at the top of this forum, as long as it exists!
Anyway... she does still visit us on many occasions!
I'm hoping Juan will come back on a regular basis, but maybe he is going through a tough time with his new buisness... we don't know?
Lexa... I would be pleased to put your name up there, as a forum helper, if you would like to be more involved... you certainly post enough to deserve it! Just say the word!!!!
I totally understand your frustration, but as Katy mentioned it is hard to keep a forum with lively debates when our main focus isn´t in the public eye at the moment. I stop by the forum several times a week to catch up on the latest threads, but I`ll try to be a bit more active in the discussions. Unfortunately it takes a lot of time and effort to be on top of every topic that is discussed here, and right now my life is pretty buzy. When that is said, I am one hundred prosent comitted to making this forum continue, who knows...maybe we`ll have Bati back as a manager one day And if nothing else, I am sure we will all be buzy posting during next years WC in Germany. We have had some great moments here, and I hope we will have mor in the future.
Thanks for the kind words Katy
I don't want to say, here i am again with cheesy smile. I'm gonna reply the queries put next to my name.
I've got a LIFE. Whatsmore a busy life. As a family man, a professional i've got lot of responsibilities. I am able to fulfil them fortunately. As far as posting in the forum is concerned i have posted a lot and did my 100% to contribute since the time i started posting here and i'm happy that most guys do acknowledge it. Having a business, a part time job, looking after an aialing wife and taking care of kids + home means very little time for internet activities. (If you guys can understand)
As far as my absence is concerned, i did mail Katy about it and although i did comeback later, yet i kept telling it would be harder for me to post at an average of 6 posts per day. Browsing every now and then and contributing in the threads every now and then is the best i can offerr RIGHT NOW. Don't consider it as lack of responsible approach or as wrong attitude as it has been put by (whoelse .... Lexa). Ask Katy and you may be told a bit more than you are aware of.
On a side note, as offered in private (via e-mail) i'm ready and prepared to step down as foro assistant role. But don't forget it has been a pleasure visiting and posting in this forum. I do feel at home the time i post here in ingles speaking/writing community. Foro assistant or a simple poster does not affect at all.
Yes, Juan, it’s a very difficult time for you. You are 110% right. You’ve been making a GREAT contribution to the forum. I think EVERYONE acknowledge this. Just understand me and probably other forum members right. You’ve disappeared so fast and strange, that it could notice everyone. Well…. I would not tell lie, if I would tell you that you were one of the most important members of “Pub16”. Your attitude was really outstanding. But (it’s my opinion) you should let all the members know what’s with you and you are out for some time. For example I didn’t understand you right until the previous post, I’m replying to.
Juan... I didn't want to take your name off the top of the forum because, like Linda, your contribution to this forum has been immense!
As far as I'm concerned, we all have very busy lives and as long as we manage to keep the forum active, while news of Bati is almost non-existent, then we are all doing a fantastic job.
I think perhaps the 'younger' forum members might find it difficult to understand that, for some of us, our careers, families and household responsibilities have to take priority over our time spent on the forum. There are many nights when I get in from work and I have still more work to do, that I simply don't have time to post. Sometimes I feel like I am living in a 'race for time'... and I just can't keep up with it all!
So I just want to say... Juan, we really missed you (Yes, Lexa missed you too... I wasn't joking! ) but we are really glad you are back!
Please let me keep your name up there, even if you can't post as much as you used too!
The forum just wouldn't be the same without you two 'falling out' occasionally!!!!
A point noted.
I would keep trying to find time for you.
Thanks for the honour.
Dear guys, friends and all BATI fans here, i want really say that I'M SO SORRY for not posting so much recently... I know it's true, but BELIEVE ME i'm reading EVERY day all the things which are going on here on the forum...
EVERY DAY i follow what is happening here but i really don't have time to post every time and every thread... It's so sad...
I'M REALLY sorry!!!
As all of you - we have a lot of other responsibilities in our lifes like work, families and so on...
Like all of you, i have a lot of work responsibilities at my job position (video editor at the TV)...
Also, at the moment i'm trying to move and have a job in another country different from Bulgaria... It's so sad, but it's my No1 aim now... Every day i have to think of this possibility and i have to try and find a way to do it... I have to do this for being able to have a better life for me and my husband...
That's why i read EVERY day what is happening here and what is happening in BATI's life but i'm not posting...
I'm so sorry... really...
It doesn't mean that i've left the Forum or BATI!!!
It could NOT happen! NEVER!!!
I promise i will try to be more active in posting here!
Anyway, THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything, dear Katy!
Anyway, there will NEVER be another man like GABRIEL OMAR BATISTUTA!!!
Maybe in order to attract more people the name of this forum should be changed to Batistuta and argentina.
In this way fans of not only bati but english speaking fans of Argentina will be encouraged to keep to date with the latest news
As far as I know, this is the forum of BATIFANS, not Argentinean fans. The reason is that majority of us are the fans of Argentina also, but it’s impossible to call us the community of Argentinean fans… especially after so many years of existing this forum as the forum of BatiFans...
FORZA BATI PER SEMPRE
I think Lexa is right, Rudy... the forum has to remain a 'Bati-forum' because that's what it has always been, but I do understand what you are saying!
As a compromise I've included 'thanks' for news about Argentina in the header, which will indicate that it is OK to discuss all things Argentinian here!
Mariela, good to hear that you are trying to start a new 'adventure' in your life! All the very best of luck with it.
Don't forget about us, though, I know you are a devoted Bati fan, and you would hate for this forum to die!
Just a few short additions to threads, every few days, is all it will take to keep it active until we get some news about Bati's career as a coach!
I think Lexa is right to say that everyone who wants this forum to survive should just try to post a little bit more!
There's plenty going on here at the moment... Champion's League, Fiorentina's success in Serie A, the lead up to the World cup, Juan's Argentina threads... as well as all the other threads on different subjects!
We owe it to Bati to keep this forum alive... his career ended on a bit of a sad note, we don't want the forum to end the same way... do we????
So come on, all you 'lurkers'... post a few comments please!!!
Hi guys - I'm sorry I haven't been posting much even though I've had the computer set up for a few weeks now. To be honest there's so little Bati news it's hard to make a meaningful contribution. I'm too busy to follow the non-Bati topics. But if I hear of any Bati snippets before anyone else, you can bet I will post them here.
I really do appreciate Katy's commitment to keeping the forum going, and I look forward to the day that Bati is back in the spotlight in some role or other and we have a bit more news to discuss. I've always said I'd watch Bati watching paint dry, if only they'd show it on tv!!!
Sorry, disturb u guys,,I just wanna say dunt worry, everyone is here...and we r gonna be Bati's supporters and back ups...for ever..am I right? I think every Bati Fans would understand that..when he injuried..when his team degraded...when is all the bad time...we r always here and just like Bati himself..he never gave up and left away...so I understand Lexa'feeling...aslo I no Juan's the real Bati'fans...as long as we know Bati is fine..I think everyone should be happy..just take it easy..we have our own life, just like Bati himself...and we just wish he would have a good life..thats it...Be a Bati fan...just simple..
Haibin, a quick hola!!
good post amigo even though for a moment i was baffled for 'Juan - a real 'betis ' (ahem.... it's Bati ). OOPS!! my bad.
Hola Christine , how's the life going amiga ?
Good post Haibin!
CHRISTINE!!! Great to hear from you!
Sorry for the late reply... I've had a nightmare week, parent's nights at school and 're-structuring' have taken up loads of my time. I haven't had a minute to myself!
Anyway... it's so good to know that there are so many people still here in the 'background' ... it's really great to see the return of people who have been missing for some time.
Well Carlos, I agree.. it is a bit quiet here at the moment.
I'm hoping things will improve as we get nearer to the World Cup... I've just renewed the forum subscription for another year!
That's great to hear that all of us will be here at least for another year
I'm sorry, I've lost your e-mail address, so can you write it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
FORZA BATI PER SEMPRE
Thanks Katy for another year to dedicate to Bati.
I am pleased to see andd know this.
i had to bring this back on top... afters years ago... we always had this problems and i understand... lexa's concern.... but we are all trying hard as we can to get this forum run... its not easy... we are here to work this together.. no matter what the issue is... im here to help when ever i can.... i remembered katy ones said to me to post what ever is needed for this forum...
and im positively sure... this is not always the end
if we have the latest updates on here 24 hrs a day well im sure we wont complain anything about this at all.. u guys we are all not perfect... u know..... but goshhh lexa just calm down.... LOL!! you'll get the news anyways... u can always keep on posting if u want too... but if u hate this forum too much just because its no longer active then before.. i should say u just leave with no hard feelings if u think there is a better forum then this one.. then ok..
" NO BIG DEAL..!!" im sticking with this forum anyways!