Today the Whites host seventh placed Real Betis on this gorgeous midday (I actually have no idea what the weather is like in Spain atm) match day thirty-two clash. (more…)
I engage in constant banter with my EPL loving friends about which league is better, has more talent, has better football etc. Today was more of the same. They were talking about some award the players federation had where they had to pick the best player to play in the EPL in the last 40 years. Now me, being the troll that I am, said that whoever wins that would not even make the top 10 if such a thing was done in La Liga. I’m probably right, even with all the bias put aside, but it got me thinking. Who would it be if something like this was done in La Liga? Let us make things a tiny bit simpler since La Liga is full of storied players and teams. In the last 20 years, 1992 onwards, for clarity’s sake, who do you think is the best player have played in La Liga? Its going to be boring if the answer is Messi or Ronaldo, so lets leave those two kids out of the equation. Leave your answers in the comments along with why you think said person deserves this award.
Today Madrid travels to the San Mamés to take on thirteenth placed Athletic Bilbao. Mourinho will once again have the services of Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso, who both missed the midweek Champion’s League clash against Galatasaray. (more…)
A quick post. Pamela (follow her on twitter at @Pamela___ or click on her name to go straight to her twitter page) was nice enough to make a video of Dani Carvajal’s goals and assists. For those that don’t know, we sold Dani Carvajal to Bayer Leverkusen in the summer for 5m euros, with the option to buy him back for 6m after one season, 7m after 2 seasons and 8.5m euros after 3 seasons. Considering the situation we have at RB, with Arbeloa our only option there getting overplayed at the age of 30, one only wonders that a RB acquisition is coming in the summer. For me, letting Carvajal go was not a wise decision. Even playing for Castilla and getting called up as backup or replace Arbeloa would have been ideal. That’s mostly because lots of us didn’t need to see Carvajal play well for Bayer Leverkusen to realize that he was actually a good player. Non the less, he has gone there and now has a seasons worth of experience playing in one of the most exciting leagues in the world (the rise of the Bundes Liga has been amazing).