Today, reader, is a good day. The sun is shining outside, there's a full day of football ahead, and, more relevantly (for this blog post at least), SKP is celebrating its first birthday! Yes, it was but a year ago that I ended a prolonged pregnancy of apathy, and started writing about my first love; futebol (sorry, Mrs SKP).
The twelve months since have provided enormous satisfaction, and I'd like to thank all those who have taken the time to read, comment upon, and publicise my work. It's pleasing to know that one's late-night, coffee-fuelled missives about, for example, the form of Atlético Paranaense's veteran playmaker (oh, Paulo Baier), aren't falling upon deaf ears (...or... blind eyes?!). Thanks also to those who have been kind enough to publish my work on their sites; the hardworking folks at In Bed With Maradona, ITV Football, GhostGoal, The Equaliser, and SpanishFootball.info.
I hope that SKP can continue to grow in its second year, and that more people discover that Brazilian football provides an exciting alternative (or complimentary partner) to its more illustrious European cousins. With consistent drama both on and off the pitch, an increasing number of household names, and this month's Next Big Thing™, there's plenty to enjoy.
So, thank-you once again for reading; see you on Friday for the next weekly round-up! Até lá!