Despite being stranded in Spain for a good few years now as it struggles to save the pennies for that golden Easyjet ticket home, La Liga Loca has yet to completely adapt to its Iberian environment. The blog will literally die if it has to wait until 11 o'clock at night for its evening meal and it walks a good four times faster than most five abreast in the frickin' way MadridileÃÂ±os, an irritating issue that is leading towards imminent pavement rage and a probable heart attack within the next few years.The blog definitely needs its beauty sleep and likes to be tucked up in bed at a reasonable hour. Besides, Elsa Pataky can produce such a pout if La Liga Loca doesn't have her cocoa ready by 10. And this is why, in typically British fashion, it must have a good old moan today as La Liga Loca is set to go to tonight's Copa Del Rey final at the Vicente CalderÃÂ³n. But it is not 100% happy about it, as it may not leave the stadium until past one in the morning. This is because of the ingenious plan of whoever controls these kinds of things to play the match at 10 o'frickin' clock at night. On a Wednesday.
He has been quiet for a number of weeks but Roberto Mancini is not a man to be silenced for long.In truth it doesnÃ¢ÂÂt take much to get him started and so when he was asked to comment on Francesco Totti getting away with nothing more than a 1000 euro fine for telling the referee not once but three times Ã¢ÂÂwhere to goÃ¢ÂÂ he couldnÃ¢ÂÂt wait to get torn into the foul-mouthed pup.Ã¢ÂÂHe should have been sent-off,Ã¢ÂÂ stated a stony-faced Mancio. Ã¢ÂÂIf Antonio Cassano had been in his place and acted the same way, he would have received at least a five-match ban - end of story.Ã¢ÂÂ
As Italians wearily make their way to the polling booths for a second general election in two years the consensus is that Silvio Berlusconi will be back in charge by the end of the week.ItÃ¢ÂÂs a wonder he has had time to do any electioneering, what with trying to woo Ronaldinho to AC Milan and having to field calls from a desperate Andriy Shevchenko pleading to return to the club.The Ronaldinho matter is still very much up in the air with Inter owner Massimo Moratti in fine mischief-making form, suggesting that the Brazilian will end up at his club but according to those ever-reliable sources at Milan, Sheva is a done deal.
Barcelona yesterday sent an internal memo to staff instructing them not to refer to Manchester United merely as 'Manchester'. The memo stated that 'Manchester' should be referred to as 'Manchester United' at all times, explaining that there was another club in Manchester called "Manchester City."