How can you lose something as large as the roof of a football stand and not say anything about it? That’s what Villajoyosa Club de Fútbol did a few years back and not a word about it to anybody. It was there as bold as brass one week and gone the next. Let me present the evidence.
Villajoyosa CF is based in Vila Joiosa, the first town you come across travelling south out of Benidorm, along the Costa Blanca. Formed in 1944, it has spent most of its history in the Regional leagues, then in 2003-04 it won promotion to the Segunda 2b. To say that this caught the club by surprise is borne out by the fact that the clubs Estadio Pla stadium was quite possibly the most basic ground to appear at this level in the past 40 years. It had some changing rooms, floodlights and around 50 temporary seats behind one goal.
|The old Estadio El Pla. Cramped, compact and er... crap|
|The Estadio Nou Pla is a world away from the old|
|And for my next trick, now you see it and... now you don't|