The January sales are never what they are cracked up to be: too many things that donÃ¢ÂÂt fit and you certainly donÃ¢ÂÂt need.Inter, of course, grabbed the best bargain in Portuguese tough-guy, Maniche while shipping Adriano as far away from the Milan nightspots as possible.The dailies and Sky Sports Italia tried their best to run with the story that Ronaldinho had been supposedly sighted being whisked into the AC Milan/Inter [delete as applicable] headquarters but overall it was pretty grim pickings throughout the month.AS Roma didnÃ¢ÂÂt bother joining the queues, leaving Juventus scrambling around in the bargain bin for something to buy, anything in fact, and all they could come up with was Guglielmo Stendardo and Mohamed Sissoko while Olof Malberg was tagged and left behind the counter to be picked up in July.The Bianconeri fans knew what to expect from the Lazio man: absolutely nothing as he demonstrated in the Italian Cup defeat to Inter. Cumbersome and uncomfortable, as worthless as a second-hand sofa.However, Sissoko has left them a little more confused. Firstly, who exactly is he, is he the new Edgar Davids, another Patrick Vieira or God forbid, Sergio Almiron, kicked over the border to France or Tiago Ã¢ÂÂ no takers at all?The grumbling Gobbi will have a chance to peruse the goods when the Mali international makes his expected debut at the Olympic stadium on Sunday although itÃ¢ÂÂs only against bottom side Cagliari.
Greeting from the press box, high above the Camp Nou. ItÃ¢ÂÂs half time between Barca and Villarreal in the quarterfinals of the Spanish Cup and the place uncharacteristically buzzing after a Thierry Henry goal. IÃ¢ÂÂm scheduled to interview Lionel Messi for FourFourTwo tomorrow and I want to catch some of his teammates after the game, which finishes at ten to midnight. Them and Giuseppe Rossi of Villarreal, who is excelling in Spain.
Well, finally 'God' has apologised, sort of. In an interview with The Sun, Maradona said with customary modesty, 'If I could apologise and go back and change history I would do. But the goal is still a goal, Argentina became world champions and I was the best player in the world.'