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SHARES
1 October 2008
For the past couple of seasons, Betis majority shareholder and imperial overlord Darth de Lopera has been a bit of a tease.
SHARES
1 October 2008
There was once a thing you could always rely on with Juventus, and that was a mean old defence. Never one to give the opposition as much as a sniff at goal in the past, the Old Lady is now looking decidedly shaking at the back.Those defensive frailties were exposed in Belarus by BATE Borisov over what Claudio Ranieri described as a “nightmare 30 minutes or so.”
SHARES
30 September 2008
Sometimes a bile-letting bout of finger-pointing and blame-gaming can be both a useful and entertaining exercise. After all, the Jack Bauer side to La Liga Loca doesn’t think there has been nearly enough cattle-prod poking of those responsible for the hell-in-a-handcart financial meltdown the world is currently enjoying.If outright torture is perhaps going too far for some lily-livered liberals then maybe the guilty parties could instead be introduced to public stocks of a very non-financial kind?As to be expected after Saturday’s Montjuic mayhem, the accusing and abusing is still rumbling on in Catalunya.
SHARES
29 September 2008
Greetings from sunny Stockholm, capital of Sweden. I was travelling for most of last week, meeting interesting types.
SHARES
29 September 2008
Plenty of indigestion this morning. What with all that humble-pie to be eaten last night.Ronaldinho answered all his critics with a man-of-the-match performance in the Milan derby although it has to be said that Ricky Kaka ran him close.A good night then for Milan’s boys from Brazil which was reflected in today’s headlines right across the board.
SHARES
26 September 2008
Phew, what a week!
SHARES
26 September 2008
October 18 1908: baggy shorts, square goal-posts, handlebar ‘taches, ball like a piece of cement, pitch full of English and Swiss gents.September 28 2008: baggy shorts, plenty of facial hair, ball like a balloon, pitch full of South Americans.Yes, the Milan derby is 100 years old, well give or take a month, and some things have changed since the two sides met for the first time, not even in Italy, but in Switzerland for the Chiasso Cup.
SHARES
26 September 2008
Real Betis (17th) vs Real Madrid (3rd)A few months ago Rámon Calderón was babbling about mysterious types lurking in the shadows who were out to get him. Which is perhaps the only thing he will ever have in common with Guti. Apart from the fact that if you put your ear to both their skulls, all you would hear is "if you're going to San Francisco" playing on a loop. By coincidence, Joan Laporta was sharing these fearsome fantasies, too. It seems that paranoia and panic attacks are very much en vogue in the world of Primera presidencies these days.

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