There was Hack-A-Shaq, and The Jordan Rules. Now there’s Harass-A-Mess.
In other news:
Looks like we’re going to court with Eto’o over the 3m. The club couldn’t reach a back room agreement with him, said Joan Boix. I knew that the club should have placed his valuation at zero. “Um, his valuation is actually this practice dummy, which is about EUR50. Take 3 percent of that! Muhahahahaha!”
It’s going to be a mess, and we’re probably going to lose, since precedent has been established, and doom-quaffing cules think that the entire blinkin’ world is against us.
—Andres Iniesta is definitely starting tonight, per Sport. Guardiola has urged him to be cautious, because he still isn’t fully recovered, with an eye toward the long-term, echoing Ramzi’s comments. But our front line will be Ghostface, Ibra and Messi. Not bad. Here’s my guess:
—“To Weligton” is now a verb, adopted by the players in jest during practice, after someone would get a little rough. 😀
–Speaking of the player everyone loves to hate of late, Weligton is getting off scot-free, after the disciplinary folks declined to put the smack down on him. Perhaps next time, he’ll tuck a gun into his shorts. Actually, I would suggest that we send The Yaya on an attack into his area, with a “search and destroy” objective. A lesson must be sent, and if the league won’t do it, the players should. That’s my .02.
The play against us is going to get rougher and rougher, as more sides will say “Look, if we foul the crap out of them, we can stay close and hope for a break.” That can’t happen. I’m not a fan of vigilante justice, and I understand that the best way to deal with that is to put the ball in the back of net, as I noted in my review. But Weligton’s play, left unchecked, could lead to more dangerous incidents. In my view, the decision not to punish him is appalling.
—Pep Guardiola is not a doper, says the Italian Olympic Committee, which cleared him of all charges related to his testing positive for a steroid, some 8 years ago during his playing days. Guardiola has always denied using the steroid nandolone, which he tested positive for just after signing for Serie A side Brescia.