jueves, 4 de julio de 2013


Nobody expected the Maracana’s script. The current world cup champion lost 3-0 against the host. Spanish players were unrecognizable. When Brazil won 1-0, Spain had the chance of drawing. However, Sergio Ramos failed a penalty. If he would have scored, maybe the match would have been different. Or maybe not.

Neymar did a great match scoring another nice goal and getting the best player trophy. It is a good job that Barcelona hired him before this competition because right now he would be much more expensive.

Vicente del Bosque said that from time time even the champions need a cure for humility. I am sure he is right. Spanish players needed a defeat like this. They needed a blow like the one they lived in Maracaná last Sunday. They must not forget that in football any team can beat you even though you are the best.

There are two matches left to get the qualification for the nest world cup. It would be a big failure to be out of the world cup. I am sure they will have learnt a valuable lesson and will not face these matches confidently.

Happy summer !!!


jueves, 13 de junio de 2013


The last June third, Neymar was introduced in Camp Nou as new player of Barcelona F.C. 56.000 supporters welcomed him at the stadium. Rosel had gone shopping and had picked what some people call “the next Messi”. 
The operation cost added up to 57 millions euros. His salary 7 million euros per season. Regarding his merchandising earnings, Barcelona will get very little. Most revenues will be for Neymar.

According to Pelé, Neymar is best than Messi. What a sacrilege!!! Brazilian people have sold this product as a big treasure. The media has magnified his game. Of course he has scored some nice goals, but he did in the Brazilian championship. With all respect, it is neither Premier League, nor Liga Española nor Calcio. He has not succeeded in the national team yet. In other words, he has done nothing yet. Barcelona has paid 57 millions for a unknown player. We do not know yet whether he is a star or not. Therefore, we cannot compare him with Messi yet. First, Neymar should gain his own respect on the pitch. Audience is very demanding in Camp Nou. They will be patient during the first season. After it, they will demand him the best performance in every match. If you do not believe this, ask Alexis about it.

I do not want to be any spoiltsport. I want to be straightforward. Therefore I have to say Neymar will be a failure. He is not as good player as people think. Maybe, he is not even a player for a big team like Barcelona or Real Madrid. I am sorry to say that Neymar will fail in Barcelona. The most worrying thing is environment. Neymar is a controversial player with a lot of personality. There will be arguments, especially between Neymar and Messi. The reason is clear, both are two cocks in the same farmyard. In the end, one of them will have to definitely leave the team. Who will be?

jueves, 30 de mayo de 2013


Bayern and Borussia offered a great spectacle last Saturday. Both teams attacked for the whole match turning goalkeepers into the main protagonists. Borussia began controlling the match in the first half. In the second, Bayern dominated the game. Bayern scored first thanks to Mandzukic. Five minutes later, Gundogan got the draw by scoring a penalty. Robben had never been sucessful in finals. This time was different. He scored the second and definite goal in the last minute of the extra time. Bayern has just got its fifth champions league eleven years later.

Bayern has been, without a doubt, the fair winner of this trophy. Bayern knocked out good teams such as Juventus or Barcelona very easily. Both Juventus and Barcelona were quite hammered. In Bundesliga, Bayern did the same thing with most of its rivals and they won mathematically some weeks before ending the championship. It has become clear that nowadays this is the most powerful team in Europe. They reached semifinals the last five years. They reached final last year too. Heinckes is a big responsible of this win. After the injustice lived last season on Alianz Arena, he got obsessed with winning champions league. He made himself such a promise and he kept it. Now he will leave Bayern in the best possible way, that is, by winning the three top trophies: Bundesliga, Champions League and German Cup.

Next season Josep Guardiola will improve many things and win many trophies too. Lewandowsky and Gotze will play in Bayern and there will be, for sure,  much more stars. Guardiola will make a factory of players in Munich like he did in Barcelona. This this team is already powerful. With Guardiola, Gotze and Lewandowsky, it will be much more.

Finally, I would like to stress German football. It was a German final, the first one in the history by the way. German football is in fashion again. Bundesliga is major championship again. German players appear on the market again. This thing is something good for European football because it will improve competitiveness. I hope to watch more finals like this. Thank you both for such spectacle and congratulations Bayern !!!

miércoles, 22 de mayo de 2013


Florentino Perez publicly announced the dismissal of Josep Mourinho last Monday after the meeting held among all the management committee members. After three seasons, Mourinho has only been able to get two trophies: one Spain King’s Cup and one Spanish premier league. Not much for someone considered as the best coach worldwide. As he arrived in Madrid, just three years ago, he asked to sign up the best players. Florentino spent a lot of money and obeyed all his requests. Mou asked full power in Real Madrid. One month later, Florentino sacked Valdano, who was working as a sporting manager. Florentino obeyed either of his orders as long as wining “the tenth” . Meanwhile, Real Madrid was humiliated in Nou Camp (5-0) and knocked out in champions league by Barcelona later on. Mourinho hit Tito Vilanova, looked down on Pellegrini, Preciado, Valdano, Toril and especially Guardiola. He argued with Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso for getting along with Xabi Hernandez, Pujol, Busquets, Iniesta or Villa. He was about breaking the nice atmosphere of the national team.

This last year his relation with Casillas became unbearable. One day, in one of their arguments, Mourinho told him that he would never play in Real Madrid as long as he is the coach. In January, some major Real Madrid’s players asked Florentino to dismiss Mourinho because all the players did not stand him anymore. At that time, Florentino made the decision of sacking him on June even though he won champions league. The last two months have been very hard for players. Setting was cold and anybody liked to talk to him. Players did not even say hello in the hallways. They did not even obey his indications during the match. The last “Mourinhada” was to despise the king of Spain last Saturday. He did not go to receive the runner-up medal from him.

Thank god, we have got rid of him. He has been a real cancer for the Spanish football as many people have repeatedly stated. He has harmed Real Madrid’s image, the national team, referees work, and he has even been provocative with his own supporters. Mourinho has been the most smelly shit in the farmyard.

Anyway, thank heaven, he will never train any Spanish team in the future. We will have peace again. The loser finally is gone. “Blues” are waiting for him in Stamford Bridge because he has just been signed up. What Chelsea’s supporters do not know, is that he will fail again and cause a lot of trouble in Stamford Bridge. Spanish football has just been cured. The surgeon Florentino Perez removed the tumour this week. Now cancer is in English football. I sincerely wish the English football a quick recovery from this cruel kind of cancer. Good luck.

domingo, 19 de mayo de 2013


Purse was over on May seventeenth of two thousand thirteen. It lasted fifteen years. Many teenagers had never seen their team beating Real Madrid. The first time was the last Friday in a King’s cup final and at the rival’s house, Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the thirteenth minute by heading the ball and making foul over Godin. From then on, Mourinho made his usual mistake and moved the team backwards in order to defend the rest of the game. This thing gave “atleti” the ball, and since then, they controlled the whole match especially as far as fitness is concerned. Before the break, Falcao made a great move and assisted Diego Costa who scored a very nice goal. Miranda scored in the overtime the final goal. Posts and Courtais stopped Real Madrid from scoring the second goal and this thing, drove Real Madrid’s players to despair. Cristiano Ronaldo was expelled for kicking the Gabi’s face. By the way, amazing work of this player who did not stop running in the whole match. Mourinho also drove mad and was expelled by referee Clos Gomez for complaining. These both Portuguese men despised both King and rival and did not take the silver medal, so left the pitch as the match was over. Mean people do things like this, so it was expected.

The main responsible for this win has been Diego Simeone. He was signed up one and a half year ago when “los colchoneros” were about going down to the second division. He maintained the team on the first division and won the Europe league the next season. After that, he beat Chelsea in the European cup-winners’ cup and won the trophy. This season, Atleti qualified third in Spanish premier league, and won the Spain King’s Cup.  He is a great coach and a very good psychologist. He convinced players to believe in themselves and they did. As he said, in life you must fight, and if you do, you will hardly ever win. He was also addressing many people that in this country are living hard times such as unemployment, evictions or disease. So, it became clear that through fighting you can overcome any problem. Congratulations Atleti. Congratulations Cholo.    

jueves, 16 de mayo de 2013


Is time to talk about another coach. Barcelona won the Spanish premier league last Sunday in Vicente Calderon Stadium by beating Atletico de Madrid 1-2. Actually, they were champions on Saturday due to the Real Madrid’s draw in Cornellá Stadium. The main responsible for this trophy is Tito Vilanova. The Barcelona’s trainer has performed an outstanding job on this team during the whole championship, especially in the first half of the competition since they won 18 matches and just drew 1. It was at that time when they really won Spanish premier league, or at least, it was at that time when Mourinho considered it lost. Tito, the same as Abidal, is for many people a real example of overcoming. Two years ago, he faced cancer for the first time and he beat it. Last year he relapsed. He fought this terrible disease and beat it again. In his first season as a Barcelona’s coach and while fighting cancer he has been able to win the most important trophy in Spain. This thing is worthy of a lot of merit. Replacing Guardiola was not an easy job because Pep had set very high standars. In his first season Tito has won a Spanish league and reached semifinals in both King’s cup and UEFA Champions league. In other words, he has passed the exam with high score.

Chelsea won UEFA cup yesterday thanks to one Ivanovic’s goal in the 92 minute. Once more, the bad luck persisted after one Hungarian coach cursed Benfica thirty years ago by saying “this team will never win an European trophy without me” .    

And we will be able to watch the Real Madrid’s win tomorrow over Atletico de Madrid in the Spain King’s Cup. Maybe because another kind of curse was put on “los colchoneros” in the past, since they have not been able to beat “los merengones” in the last twenty years. Either way, we will watch this match because King’s cup always gives us a lot of spectacle. 

jueves, 9 de mayo de 2013


I am going to talk about three coaches who were protagonist this week for several reasons.

The first one is Antonio Conte. He turned Juventus into the Calcio’s champion last weekend by winning Atalanta (0-1) with a Arturo Vidal’s goal. This is its second consecutive trophy and the 29th in Juventus’ history. After some hard years in the second division, “juve” is again among the top European teams. In this champions league season, they were knocked out by Bayern, which is nowdays the stronger team in Europe. Now they are planning the team for the next season. For the moment, they already have the Athletic de Bilbao’s striker Fernando Llorente. The next one could be Ibrahimovic or Higuain. What is clear is this team is again a team to take into account.

The second one is a winner. Ferguson retired after almost twenty seven years as a Manchester United’s coach. The reason seems to be health-related issues. Fergie was marked on December tenth of nineteen eighty five by watching how his friend Jock Stein died in the pitch because of a heart attack. Fergie has nowadays a pacemaker and will be operated of his hip the coming August. “Sir” has won thirty eight trophies, thirteen premier leagues and two champions league among them. He is a good example for all trainers and those managers who hire a new coach every season. Thank you for all Sir.

Finally, the third one is a loser. Mourinho will leave Real Madrid with only three trophies after three seasons. He has not set a style on this team. His football has been boring and violent. Once more, the Mourinho’s strategy was putting pressure over referees in order to be favoured. Last year he was succesful with such a strategy because it helped him win the league. This season do not. The current situation is that any Real Madrid’s player talk to him. They even wave him. All players are against him. Even the Portuguese people. Pepe publicly critizeced him this week for treating Casillas so unfairly. After the King’s cup there will be more statements. All Real Madrid’s players have come to an agreement of telling all the things that people must know about the special one. Meanwhile, he will continue to burn down the press room through statements like the ones that he made last week. The question Abramovich and Chelsea’s supporters should make themselves is: Is it worth hiring this coach?