Election Campaign 2009... La Liga Loca for president!
Ã¢ÂÂPresident FlorentinoÃ¢ÂÂ boasted MarcaÃ¢ÂÂs headline on Tuesday as it detailed a poll commissioned by the paper that made the Bernabeu bottler the most popular candidate for members with a 62.9 percent of the vote. Ã¢ÂÂThe Real Madrid members have made it clear who their favourite president is,Ã¢ÂÂ declared the dailyÃ¢ÂÂs editorial. Ã¢ÂÂIf he decides to stand then he will have no opposition,Ã¢ÂÂ said, MarcaÃ¢ÂÂs director, Eduardo Inda on Wednesday night. La Liga Loca has a forceful, firm message to Mr Inda:
Sir, you were wrong about Cristiano Ronaldo (and David Villa, Santi Cazorla, Jermaine Pennant... and you are wrong, once again, about the Real Madrid election. ThatÃ¢ÂÂs because the blog has an important, potentially shark-jumping, announcement to make. No longer will it stand on the sidelines and sneer. No longer will it mock and make fun of the constant calamities at Castle Greyskull. Well, maybe occasionally. La Liga Loca has the honour and pleasure of announcing that it is running for the presidency of Real Madrid and will stand in this summerÃ¢ÂÂs election.
And it will win.
People of the world. ItÃ¢ÂÂs time for change. Change you can feel. Change you can touch. Change you can smell. ItÃ¢ÂÂs time to open the windows of the Bernabeu, clear the air and sweep things under the carpet. ItÃ¢ÂÂs time for the blog to slap on the hair gel, put on the shiny suit, jump into the snake pit and buy Roberto GÃÂ³mez a 10-course dinner.Ã¢ÂÂFlorentino PÃÂ©rez is the Barack Obama of Real Madrid,Ã¢ÂÂ says John Carlin. If thatÃ¢ÂÂs truly the case, then La Liga Loca is Hillary Clinton. But a winning version. There will be doubters who say Ã¢ÂÂbut La Liga Loca isnÃ¢ÂÂt even a Real Madrid fan.Ã¢ÂÂ But La Liga Loca says Ã¢ÂÂnor is Juan Villalonga, the man who claimed, last summer, that it is his destiny to run Valencia.Ã¢ÂÂ There will be doubters who say Ã¢ÂÂbut La Liga Loca is a quitter!Ã¢ÂÂ But La Liga Loca says Ã¢ÂÂyes, thatÃ¢ÂÂs true, but who was it that walked away from the club when times got tough?Ã¢ÂÂAnd there will be doubters who say Ã¢ÂÂbut La Liga Loca isnÃ¢ÂÂt Spanish, a member of 10 years nor has the 60 million euro deposit required to stand.Ã¢ÂÂ
But La Liga Loca says Ã¢ÂÂgood point.Ã¢ÂÂ But thatÃ¢ÂÂs where you, Dear Reader, come in - the beaming fans of BarÃÂ§a, the bored-of-it-all Beticos, the simpletons from Seville.
La Liga Loca will not be making this historic journey alone. Instead, itÃ¢ÂÂs a path we will be following together, arm-in-arm, side-by-side, watching each otherÃ¢ÂÂs backs with knives in hand. Over the coming weeks and months - or until the FourFourTwo lawyers beg us to stop - you, Dear Reader, will find out how you can help on this voyage of discovery. This journey of destiny. This mission for free seats at Wimbledon. But for now, donÃ¢ÂÂt believe the hype from the Powers That Be that there can be only one winner in this race. DonÃ¢ÂÂt believe the madness from The Man. Instead, believe in La Liga Loca - the change that Real Madrid deserves.