OCTOBERReal Madrid ended October above Barcelona after perfect month Ã¢ÂÂ essential in a league where dropping a single point is as advisable as jamming your todger in a toaster. PepÃ¢ÂÂs Dream Boys carelessly threw away two precious points at the Camp Nou in a 1-1 draw against Mallorca, prompting mass panty-bunching panic in the Catalan capital.
If you apply a couple of tweaks to our universe - and to the one inhabited by Marca for good measure - then weÃ¢ÂÂd all be enjoying Barcelona and Barcelona Ã¢ÂÂBÃ¢ÂÂ playing in la Primera next season in a tiki-taka paradise.
Pretty much the only workers in Spain making any kind of decent money these days - legally, that is - are contract lawyers. These legal eagles have been locked in boardrooms around the country trying every tactic from clauses only visible to themselves to blubbing uncontrollably in order to get their football manager clients out of their current inconvenient deals.
While a lot of what went on in Scottish football during the course of the last season was perhaps enough to have you reaching for some heavy medication, it really wasnÃ¢ÂÂt all that bad. Really, it wasnÃ¢ÂÂt.