I do not know in a very high percentage the changes that Futbol al Día will have, a program of which I was a part for approximately 8 years.
I know the guts of the program: its style, its production, its handling, its model, essence and characteristic stamp.
I will always be proud to have forged myself as a journalist in that program alongside Juan Gómez Junco and Raymundo Muñoz.
Over time, many guests were parading from whom I learned and enjoyed their personality and peculiar style, such as my dear friend Óscar Aguirre.
Artesanal is the word to define the production of Futbol al Día, where that task falls (I guess it still is) 90% on Juan Gómez Junco.
Always with a computer in hand to make annotations of each game and thus start his journalistic work to analyze Santos.
Then came the deep reflection work to design the program guide (by hand) and move on to video editing with its always capable and professional editors. Yes, the same ones that give design to the so famous tables.
There is a phrase that will accompany me all my life:
“You can say what you want, but with support and arguments.”
It was one of the first phrases that Gómez Junco told me.
Although I clarify that it was not only for me, but for everyone who took a seat at that table.
It is easy to understand what that means: first of all, objectivity must be put first.
Another phrase that I have tattooed is:
“We have to say and do different things.”
Futbol al Día journalism has always been objective; what stings and bothers is the style, the forms.
When you get fully into journalism you will step on calluses and open wounds, that is inevitable.
Criticism has always gone hand in hand with this program, understood as the realization of a trial to invite improvement, and not as an activity to fuck.
We never, but never, did (nor has it been done at that table) a “flag journalism”, where the plot is to go all to some team or teams and try to build a media circus with the intention of generating an audience.
The audience of Futbol al Día (very high, by the way) has always been its unique hallmark: that of objectivity and journalistic arguments without having to resort to the show, since the show can be done by anyone and for that you do not need to study.
My best wishes for the new stage that Futbol al Día Laguna is about to start.
Perhaps a cycle will close and a new one will open, but an indelible legacy remains.