Real Madrid Orders: Mourinho and Tito start the season together. 7 blancos ( Cristiano, Iker, Xabi, Ramos, Ozil and Coentrao) and only 4 culés (Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Cesc) qualify for UEFA´s best player award. Raúl and David Silva are also nominated.
I Love Jesé: the Madridistas´s are fascinated by their new Crack player. Florentino Perez was the first to compliment him, ¨Congratulations champ!¨" Wins entry into the first team for their tour of the United States.
Stronger than ever: This year Leo will reach his heights: Fernando Signorini, his trainer for Argentina, reveals his secrets. Fourteen players have passed their medical exams and will begin their training today in double sessions per Tito´s orders.
Messi, like the year of the triple: He will start the year from the beginning like that unbelieveable 2008-2009 campaign. Leo, at his best weight wants tadd trophies and win his fourth Balon D´or.
Alright, so I am back after a much needed vacation and recharging of the batteries. If Real Madrid and Barcelona can begin their pre-season training today, then so can I. Don´t expect the usual opinions though. This is not your typical European Football blog; we don´t cow-tow to sacred cows, cooked culé style or with a merengue topping. Let´s begin then:
As: This is such a non-issue. ¨Well, Real Madrid have more players than Barça nominated overall¨, says one side. ¨Well, on the UEFA website, there are two Barça players for every one Real Madrid player¨, says the other. The fact is that one of two players will win it. The guy who deserves it, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
read more: Morning Papers in Spain 16.07