first, Hristos voskrese, everybody! once again, i suggest that our two forums (this one and FF) help each other instead of turning back on each other.
now, i'm a big Spartak Pleven fan (though a young one) and have been following Plamen Getov's activities in the last ten years. I ADMIRE THIS GUY! don't know if he was among the people teaching Stoitchkov master his free kicks, but Getov was the King of the free kicks. i won't forget one of the last matches in which Getov scored. He was probably about 37 years old, and was in no shape to run normally on the pitch, but scored a hat-trick against Etar Veliko Tarnovo 4:1. the first two were from free kicks, the last one from la piola, which the audience long applauded (coz he was already pretty heavy).
when a free kick was given though everyone knew that the ball would end up in the net if Plamen Getov performed it. in that exact match, when the second free kick was given i ran behind the Etar goal for the purpose of seeing HOW Getov will score, not IF he will score.
he had been technical director at the club for several years before being fired from the post in March. the reason for that was the first loss of Spartak in the spring. after Getov left, three more losses followed in the next four matches, :depress: which surprisingly pushed the team out of the fight for the three promotion spots to A grupa.