August has landed in Spain like a giant oven of doom with the country transitioning smoothly from its normal hectic three breakfasts, eight coffee breaks, four phone-calls to mother and a long lunch working speed to a complete crunching halt.
Regardless of what they achieved last season, many have immediately written off BragaÃ¢ÂÂs chances of fighting for the title this season or even reaching the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
If the legal defense of Ã¢ÂÂbut itÃ¢ÂÂs not fair!Ã¢ÂÂ was a valid argument then La Liga Loca would never have had to flee England so swiftly after that Waitrose cheese-rage incident. The blog may even have gotten its yacht back. Stupid judges.
He claimed the Argentina national team was a Rolls Royce in need of a service. He told journalists to suck it and keep sucking it. He said that if Obama was allowed to choose his backroom staff then so should he. He called up 108 players. He lost 6-1 to Bolivia. He told Pele to go back to the museum. He said that Pele Ã¢ÂÂmade his debutÃ¢ÂÂ with a boy.
OK folks, the Portugeezer is back from his off-season duties and ready to start looking forward to 2010/11. And while teams are still trying to identify the last pieces of their jigsaw, the first pre-season matches have already given us a hint of what we can expect.