Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Football Gods Are Making Sweet Love to Spain
Or as Google Translate wrongly puts it, El Fútbol Dioses están haciendo Sweet Love a España. First of all, even if Javier Mascherano's agent is full of shit, what the hell is Barcelona doing even being rumoured to want him when they have Iniesta, Xavi and Dani Alves? It's like infinity plus one over there; they already have the equivalent of an Arsenal in reserve. Soon it really will be more than a club, it will be two—A side for Wednesdays and B side for the weekends.
Now the Guardian is reporting Real Madrid are mulling a 75 million pound offer for Ronaldo McDonaldo, who will presumably enjoy his time as a Galactico by going halvesies with Kaka on purchasing a small African nation. Couple this with Euro 2008, Barca's dream season, and reports that the Premier League is facing a serious debt crisis (which thus far seems to outweigh La Liga's real estate sponsorship crisis) and Spain suddenly seems on the verge of total dominance.
All's I can say is GolTV is a hell of a lot cheaper to get than the station formerly known as Setanta Sports. And I WOULD pay top dollar if Toronto FC turned out to be the first run out of Madrid's new Portuguese/Brazilian midfield.