What to read when you are really pondering if John Terry was on Star Wars…
1.) Silvio Berlusconi was interviewed by Marca on Tuesday. Why? To put to rest the rumors that Kaka was going to sign or was close to signing for Madrid. He basically said Kaka is AC Milan and that he wouldn’t ever be leaving. The best quote of the piece was when Berlusconi went on to recommend that former Prime Minister of Spain, José Maria Aznar should become president of Real Madrid if Calderón ever steps down.
“Aznar has shown great personality, charisma and political sense. If he decided to run for Real Madrid president, he’d be sure to win. And he’d do just as well as when he governed Spain.”
Let me assure you I’m not going to take advice from Berlusconi, ever.
2.) Barcelona defender Rafael Márquez will be out for 1 month after an injury suffered in the Champions League tie with Stuttgart yesterday. Puyol may be questionable for the game this weekend against Atlético.
3.) The La Liga Loca famous quotes of the week are out. And the first one is a doozy.
4.) Real Madrid is going to open up a training ground on the island of Bali by 2008, and then another in Jakarta in 2009. Real Murcia have opened up a new one at the cervecería down the street.
5.) Betis is coming the Argentinian and Brazilian markets for great players, according to Manuel Ruiz de Lopera. But Betis will have to be weary of the 3 non EU player rule in La Liga when looking for players.