For those La Liga Loca regulars who had "two weeks" in the blog's "how soon into the pre-season will Bernd Schuster blow his stack" sweepstake, then congratulations, you now possess riches beyond your wildest dreams.
What is it with Inter and central defenders? They canÃ¢ÂÂt seem to keep them on the pitch. Last season, Walter Samuel snapped knee ligaments in the Milan derby in December and then Ivan CordobaÃ¢ÂÂs season was ended in similar fashion against Liverpool in the Champions League in February.Added to that, Nelson Rivas and Cristian Chivu were also sidelined at various stages in the campaign. The latest to fall to the curse at the back has been Marco Materazzi who lasted all of seven minutes of TuesdayÃ¢ÂÂs TIM Trophy encounter with Juventus, before limping off with what seems to be a recurrence of his long-standing knee problem.
Ã¢ÂÂItÃ¢ÂÂs not safe for you to walk to the stadium alone,Ã¢ÂÂ agreed the receptionist and a customer in my hotel in Port Elizabeth, a World Cup host city, ahead of the derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. Ã¢ÂÂNot safe for a white person.Ã¢ÂÂ