Well I couldn’t be left out of all the fun that Jeff and Breton are having posting their daily pieces on the MLS and EPL, so I am joining in with my ‘daily’ (note parenthesis) take on all things La Liga. Note that most of my links are in Spanish because I’m an adopted Spaniard, so if you can’t read Spanish, lo siento mucho.
Here is some good Spanish music to start you out right. ‘El Besolla’ by La Excepción (its essentially about a Fútbol Sala team from the singer’s home ‘barrio’ Pan Ben, in Madrid.
Juan Román Riquelme said that he will stay put in Villareal until his contract is up in 2009, despite his well publicized falling out with manager Manuel Pellagrini last season.
Riquelme was essentially told that he ‘doesn’t fit into the plans’ at Villareal and will not play this season. Riquelme is probably glad he didn’t play in the 5-0 thumping by the hands of Real Madrid last week. This is a long way from being nominated for FIFA player of the year in 2005 based on his work at Villareal.
He was shipped off to Boca Juniors last season, where he did net 10 goals in 20 games and helped Juniors win the Copa Libertadores 2007. There was rumor that Boca wanted to sign Riquelme for good, but Boca denied an offer placed by Villareal, thus shipping the Argentinian back to España.
Pellagrini should get his head out of his ass and put Riquelme in as he is a proven goal scorer, but these things happen when coaches act like 12 year old school girls. Boca have said that they want to renegociate in December with Villareal, but we will see what happens. CHI will keep you posted.
Ernesto Chevantón is looking for an exit from Sevilla in December if he can find one. Chevantón has has a hard time fitting into the scheme of things over in Sevilla with the likes of Kanouté and Luis Fabiano upfront. Now with bringing in Kone from PSV Eindhoven, there is even less room in the Sanchez Pizjuan for the Uruguayan.
He is a great player and has amazing pace with the ball. Juande Ramos should look to keep him around, but unfortunately there is no where to effectively put him. He is getting looks from Racing and Galatasary, and wants to be out come the next transfer window.
La Liga has told the Spanish media companies to kiss and make up as Audiovisual and Mediasport still have not come to an agreement on televising La Liga games this season, thus turning Spain into a riot zone if they don’t come to some sort of decision soon. Trust me, you don’t want to take away football from Spaniards, you just don’t.
Miguel Ángel Portugal did a bit of whining in Marca today, saying that they ‘could have had’ Leo Messi, Giovani and Cristiano Ronaldo all on the cusp of signing with Madrid, but they never got them. Pity, it really is.
As my dad always said, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
La Palabra del día.
‘leche’—-Leche literally means ‘milk’, but it also means fantastic, great, ‘the shit’ As in this sentence.
Joder tío, Capel es la leche.
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