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29 January 2009
“President Florentino” boasted Marca’s 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. “The Real Madrid members have made it clear who their favourite president is,” declared the daily’s editorial. “If he decides to stand then he will have no opposition,” said, Marca’s director, Eduardo Inda on Wednesday night. La Liga Loca has a forceful, firm message to Mr Inda:
SHARES
28 January 2009
“It’s fair to say that a fair proportion of them are tossers, but I am pretty sure they think the same thing about me..."
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28 January 2009
"I’d visit schools, and the kids would always think I was Bobby Charlton or Bobby Moore..."
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28 January 2009
"It’s a bit like Harry Potter, although we won’t be killing anyone off!"
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28 January 2009
“The fact that I’m into football is akin to Ray Winstone admitting he’s into lacrosse..."
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28 January 2009
If you have a high tolerance for flamenco-based sonic torture and incomprehensible accents, then a spell in the city of Seville is the most fun you can have aside from a date with Deportivo.Unless you happen to be managing the city’s two main football clubs, that is. Or José Antonio Reyes. But more on that woeful winger later. Ever since Spain’s second choice Sergios, Paco Chaparro of Betis and Manolo Jiménez, were appointed to their prestigious posts last season, both have been as safe and secure as a lamp chop in Maniche’s larder.Both trainers were in charge of the respective club’s B teams - although La Liga Loca suspects the cheap-as-chips Chaparro was actually found wandering around his local Poundland and given the job - and both replaced bigger name coaches that were either sacked or buggered off to Spurs.
SHARES
28 January 2009
When Radomir Antic accepted, at the umpteenth time of asking, the job of Serbian national coach, many pundits assumed it was an act of sheer desperation. His predecessor Miroslav Dukic had been ousted without managing a full competitive game after arguing with Serbian FA boss Tomislav Karadzic. But Antic decided, as he suggested in one remarkably frank interview, “football mirrors the social situation in a country.”
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27 January 2009
Just when we thought he would go gently into the night of his twilight years, Christian Panucci just couldn't resist one last rage and rant.
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27 January 2009
Football is one of the few sports that both the ‘anglosajón’ English and Spaniards both share a big love for.

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