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20 August 2008
In Argentina there is only one thing that is sweeter than beating England... thrashing Brazil.
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19 August 2008
La Liga Loca smelt something in the air this morning. At first it thought it might be the whiff of wee coming from the local plaza, which also doubles as a toilet for Sangria-soaked winos. But it seems that the blog can sniff a transfer scoop floating in the breeze. Barcelona look as if they will be continuing their super-summer-squad-building-strategy which consists of promoting youngsters like Pedro from their youth system. And nicking Sevilla's best players.Having poached Dani Alves and Seydou Keita - making José Maria del Nido considerably richer in the process - the paper talk this week is of Pep Guardiola ram-raiding the Sánchez Pizjuán and bringing Diego Capel to Catalunya.
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18 August 2008
As second comings go it should be a pretty low-key affair.Marcello Lippi is back in charge of Italy and everyone’s favourite 60-year-old Paul Newman lookalike has named his squad for Wednesday’s friendly With the country still officially closed for business for another couple of weeks, the match has been moved across the border to the elegant surroundings of Nice where the Italian football federation hope that at least someone will turn up to watch.The last time Lippi pinned up a team-sheet it was back in those heady summer days of 2006 and the Azzurri were top of the world.
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18 August 2008
La Liga Loca had a bit of an epiphany on Saturday. During the five minutes it caught of a dire-looking pre-season friendly between Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal, it realised something quite extraordinary. The blog doesn't like the Yellow Submarine. In fact, it half-wishes relegation on them this year, just for the fun of it.  In a perfect world, La Liga Loca should be composing sonnets and holding bake sales in Villarreal's honour. After all, the club possesses all the qualities the blog often praises in a side when it is feeling particularly sanctimonious - pretty play, modesty and professionalism pouring from where the sun doesn't shine.
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17 August 2008
The 2008/09 season is well and truly underway. But which players are the form horses and who are the carthorses? Some players are off to fliers with their new clubs: Deco scored a belter for Chelsea, Samir Nasri bagged Arsenal's winner and Johan Elmander got off the mark for Bolton.
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15 August 2008
If Marca have got their facts right, for once - and let's face it, it's up there with Guti joining a book club in likely events - then it could be a highly entertaining weekend in Real Madrid's wacky world. According to the pretend paper, Robinho may be laying down his tools - and not in the 40 condoms, Brazilian night-club sense - but in the refusing to play sense. Many mischievous types may snigger that he did just this, for much of last season. And shame on you for doing so. This time Robinho may be doing it for real by painting a placard, donning a donkey jacket and yelling 'Scabs!' at his team-mates as they board their Super Cup coach for Valencia. Robinho is fed up.
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15 August 2008
The blazers have done something right.
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15 August 2008
The Brazilian Championship reached its midway point in the season this week, with Grêmio clinching the symbolic 'winter' title.
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14 August 2008
Juventus last played in the Champions League on April 6 2006 when they were eliminated from the competition in an insipid display against Arsenal at the Stadio delle Alpi.The Old Lady‘s black and while world then turned a little gray after that and within two months it had fallen apart as calciopoli swept away any vestiges of sporting behaviour within Italian football.Just over 24 months later and after pounding FC Artmedia to smithereens, the Bianconeri are set to dine at Europe’s top table once again.Who says crime doesn’t pay?
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13 August 2008
There’s just no pleasing some people sometimes... and that includes La Liga Loca.  Ramón Calderón has done the sensible thing and sacked freak-show Bernabéu PA announcer Arturo Sisó, the man that La Liga Loca really, really hates; the man La Liga Loca hammered right here not so long ago.  But is La Liga Loca happy? Well, no, not exactly. Because, in fact, La Liga Loca is feeling a weensy bit sorry for Sisó and his simpleton’s grin this morning.  He’s still an irritating tit who was massively overpaid for being an irritating tit, who should be flogged naked through the streets and have his voice box removed with a rusty knife.

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