The power of the word vs. the power of music. Football club Maestro vs. the “National Literary Team of Ukraine”

2012.02.08

The power of the word vs. the power of music.  Football club Maestro vs. the “National Literary Team of Ukraine”

The football club of the stars “Maestro” met for a sports duel with the National Literary Team of Ukraine.

Despite the squally attacks of the musicians, in the final minutes of the game the writers managed to defend their honor and tie the game. After the last whistle, the final score was 4-4.  The game was difficult, extremely emotional, like in all world championship.  Despite the highly emotional game,  everyone admits that they tried to lead by example: regardless of the sphere – literature, music, or even in society and politics – what is important is that it’s a team game, an opportunity for compromise and mutual concessions.

Ivan Lenyo, KOZAK SYSTEM (a.k.a. Haydamaky until 2012)

“…Football is one of those social elements that should unite people.  And today’s match is proof that the Ukrainian intelligentsia is ready to show moments of friendship.  We finished tied 4-4.  We really fought hard, but 4-4 was a nice final result.  Therefore, friendship really won out…”

Serhiy Zhadan, writer

“…There are stereotypes – those that play, can play; and those who don’t play, can’t play. But they have been playing for a long time, they have played, their connections are all on the brink. Every one of them has their individual strengths. But today, we found character and gathered a pretty good group.  And maybe we were a bit lucky…”   

This Spring there are plans for a large-scale creative football-championship, and later, maybe even a competition with peers from neighboring countries. They are even preparing a special program for EURO 2012.