Football Frenzy

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First Taste (Real Madrid 2 – Barcelona 1)

‘Banzai Motherf#cker!’ Is what I would have screamed if I was Gareth Bale in that Situation. Right this very moment, every Madridista have EXACTLY the same taste in their mouths. That my friends is the sweet, deliriously wonderful, and absolutely addictive taste of victory. It is only our first taste of silverware this season. We have now dispensed of more than half of April and when we consider the fact that a treble is still achievable at this point, it’s difficult not to conclude that we’ve had a pretty darn good season thus far. . I’ve called this bunch a pack of ‘spineless, gutless chokers’ – unable to beat the big team on the big occasion. Last night they proved those words of mine to be absolutely wrong. There are no bigger victories over big teams in big matches than ones over Barcelona in a Cup final with silverware at stake. It’s important to note that this praise isn’t just about winning too, it was also very much largely about how the team won. . We won without our best player. Above all, we won after our team’s character was once again put into question: after our first half lead was cancelled out by one of our only 2 defensive lapses in the match (we normally have 2 every More >


Yphrum’s Law

You may also listen to/download the podcast here: . Everyone knows about Murphy’s Law (“Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong”), it’s happened to all of us in school and at work: computers that don’t work, printers that get jammed, cars that break down and open roads that get choked with traffic… everyone knows what I mean. Not many know of the opposite though: Yphrum’s Law (“Everything that can go right, will go right”). And as a sports fan, this weekend saw me enjoy quite a bit of Yphrum’s Law. . . Saturday Night Part 1: Bayern Munich 0 – Borussia Dortmund 3 (Mkhiktaryan, Reus, Hofmann) Riding the wave of their impressive but not-good-enough win vs. Real Madrid midweek, Jurgen Klopp and his men face Bayern Munich in a dead rubber league match that only had pride and bragging rights at stake. Klopp chose not to start Lewandowski and went with the wasteful (vs. Real Madrid) Aubameyang as his striker. I was thinking to myself: Did he not trust Lewadowski to go for the kill against his future employers? As the game unfolded, Klopp’s plan became clearer: Lewandowski being on the bench wasn’t about trust issues, but pace issues. The plan was clear enough: to use the pace of Aubameyang and Reus, Mkhitaryan and Hofmann behind him More >

Ep. 12, Merengue Bites

Mark and Bassam discuss Real Madrid’s comfortable 4-0 thrashing of Almeria and the nervy 0-2 defeat at Dortmund that preceded it. Also, a look-ahead to the Copa del Rey final and the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to it below using the Soundcloud player. Hala Madrid!