A Proper GoodbyeBy: Corey | May 13th, 2011
A quick goodbye from all of us on the Real Offside. You can now follow all of us at the Real Madrid Football Blog.
It has been a great year and a half here at the offside. Leaving this space is a bitter sweet moment. It’s bitter because this is where i first started blogging and sweet because starting RMFB is a huge step forward for us. I was to thank the readers that have been following my posts and leaving all the comments. I also want to thank the offside management, especially Ian, for all the help he provided throughout the time i was at the offside. I also want to thank the RMFB crew for putting in a lot of effort in making the offside page what it is and putting in even more effort to start the new page. Finally, i would like to give Corey a huge thanks, because if it wasn’t for him asking me to help him out on the offside, i wouldn’t be in this situation right now. I hope to see all of the readers at the new space! And i wish the new bloggers at the offside the best of luck in their journey!
While my tenure here has been short in comparison to others, I want to thank all of you for welcoming at the get go and helping me and the other builders a haven for Madridistas all over. Since coming on in August, I have done my best to bring you all news, Liveblogs, and reviews and even though my contribution has recently diminished since gaining real life employed, you all still stuck by me and gave me constructive criticism and praise. For that, I thank you. I will admit my time here has been interesting to say the least, even though that is not necessarily a bad thing. I will forever remember being labeled a Mourinho fanboy, a Mourinho hater, a Ronaldo fanboy/hater, overly sympathetic of Gonzalo Higauín and overly critical of Angel Di María, and (my personal favorite) a Barcelona supporter. In closing, I hope you all will join us at RMFB and build with us another great community for us to celebrate the team we are all so passionate about, Real Madrid. Hala Madrid, Hala Real.Offside, and HALA RMFB!
My writing journey with Real Madrid Offside started a little more than 6 months ago, but my association with the site began almost since it’s inception. What was initially a blog, then became a community of sorts, and we’ve now got an excellent forum for discussing anything Real Madrid, and sometimes even other stuff. With the move of the webpages as we’ve constantly emphasized nothing changes really, but you will start seeing more diversity, and things that being under the offside banner would have stopped us from taking that extra step towards it. Hope you continue to read and enjoy the blog like I have been doing for a long time.
I will keep it short. I started this site, it was my baby and now I feel like I am abandoning it. But, I have a new baby, one that I think will bring me even more joy, so join me over there. The Offside grew up, it can strike it out on its own. The RMFB needs my supervision so it does not get suspended from school or scrape its knee after falling of its bike. Tis the cirlce of life Simba. Thanks for the three and a half years, goodbye.