Today the White’s host Racing Santander in hopes of extending their lead at the top to thirteen daunting points. Racing managed a draw against Madrid in the reverse fixture, but I don’t think Mou and the boys will settle for anything less than a thrashing before the home fans. Madrid also travels to Russia midweek in the Champion’s League, so it is interesting to see not as many squad players as I’d like with our situation in La Liga as it stands right now. Who knows? Maybe we’ll spot a Nuricorn today, wouldn’t that be something?
We haven’t had a guest post in a long while. We also haven’t had a Castilla/Fabrica post in a long while either. I came across this post by Helen (aka @Helenskiii), a great Real fan and a big time Castilla enthusiast, on her tumblr which you can find here and asked her if I could share it so we can all read this really interesting piece. Castilla articles are always better written when you speak your heart out and this is exactly what she has done. Without further ado, here’s her post. Enjoy!
Last week it was 7up. This week, we’re all out of names of fizzy drinks to describe our lead:it’s now TEN points. 10. Beautiful. . Sid Lowe had some great feel-good reading material re: Real Madrid too (read the full article here): . “They are relentless, irresistible and boast gigantic variety about them. The sheer number of great players they have was likely to tell eventually – on Sunday, the 13 players who turned out for Madrid cost a combined €364m* – and although the tensions have been real, and the mistakes apparent, the work that Mourinho has done is impressive. He has also been given a second year – a concession not made for any of his predecessors. Even when Madrid are not playing well, they have a power that is unrivalled. This is an astonishingly athletic side; talented, too. As the former Madrid sporting director Miguel-Angel Portugal put it on Sunday night: “Against Madrid, when you’re most convinced you can win you’re suddenly two down, or three, or four … You leave thinking you have played well but you have been hammered.” Just look at the number of chances Madrid create from other teams‘ corners.” . Mourinho is right though: the points will be harder to More >