Feeling the love: The weather was cold, wet and crappy in Barcelona, but that didn’t stop some 6,000 fans from turning up at first-team practice at the MiniEstadi, cheering like crazy and going nuts over practice session goals, as if they were the real mccoy. Is this a bit of guilt for the merciless (and unwarranted) riding of Txignotatallnasty during the Copa match against Sevilla?
We’re number one!: We’re tops in the world club rankings, which take into account all competitions. Now this shouldn’t be a surprise, given that we have kicked ass and taken names on all fronts, but it still warms my heart to see. Here’s the Top 5 list:
1. FC Barcelona (Spain) 4.341,0 points
2. Chelsea FC (England) 4.292,0
3. Manchester United FC (England) 4.291,0
4. Shakhtyor Donetsk (Ukraine) 4.275,0
5. SV Werder Bremen (Germany) 4.272,0
What about the kids?. Ah, those pesky regulations. Coming off contract soon is, essentially, the club’s bright, shining future: Thiago, Assulin, Dos Santos and Victor Vasquez. Now, expect none of them to make a move, but people will run stories that are hand-wringing and stuff. No worries. They’d be crazy to go anywhere, if you ask me.
Help! Police!: Because of the love that we inspire in one and all, extra police will be on hand during our weekend match in Tenerife, just to control the Beatles-like hysteria that our lads inspire. Pretty funny, if you ask me.
Scarface in the house? Presidential candidate Sandro Rosell, in the “chicken in every pot” category, says that Franck Ribery, already rumored to be signed, sealed and delivered to the EE, will be on his “to do” list if he becomes president. Yep. Gotcha. Not sure that the front-runner has to try to gild his personal lily, but what the hell, right?
Yes, it’s a slow news day. So what. Expect updates as things happen, folks.