Well, that was 2011 - beating Barcelona, five defeats in a row, promotion, tens of thousands on the streets of Seville, four wins, top of Primera, one point from 10 games, two goals in injury time to beat Valencia...Phew. It seems a bit churlish to ask for 2012 to be a bit less exciting, but I think most of us would settle for 12 months of boring competence.
How best to say farewell to 2011? I can't think of a better way than to put up Selu Vega's stunning video of the Tenerife game once again. If you haven't seen it before, you're in for a treat: thousands of still photos of the evening when Betis all but clinched promotion, stitched together to make a mesmerising, entrancing film of verdiblanco passion. And if you remember it from the time, just do yourself a favour and watch it again. Happy New Year to all Béticos.