–We made money last season! 8 million Euros to the good, to be precise. Between all the prize booty, exhibitions, etc, our beloved club finished with a profit. An actual, true-to-life profit.
–In the “ex Barca” file, Harry Redknapp has him some Monument. Our own Eidur Gudjohnsen has a home in Tottenham. Yay! It’s a loan deal, but it’s expected that he will be able to stay. Monument should do quite well in the Premiership, as he shone with Chelsea.
–Our Brazilian hummingbird, Dani Alves, has a muscle pull, and might not play against Gijon. Back line possibilities, anyone? Puyol/Pique/Milito/Abidal, is what I say. After an in-depth examination by our physios, serious injury has been ruled out. But a match-time decision will be made as to whether he will feature. Personally, I say don’t risk him.
–Cuddly Toy Speaks: “I’m very happy to be able to work at a club like Barca. I’m surrounded by a fantastic group, who really believe in me and I’m trying to respond to that by helping as much as I can. I’m keen to continue fighting for a place in the team and I want to make it hard for the boss when he has to pick his starting 11.”
When asked about the possibility of him leaving the club, Krkic added “I’m not even thinking about leaving. My teammates and the boss are all good to me and I’m very happy here – I’m just focussed on Barca.”
Tell you what, the kid’s got class. Think about how many players would be clamoring and howling. Hell, Giovani Dos Santos howled himself right out of town.
–On the “to do” list: Piquenbauer should be signed soon, and will have a man-sized buyout clause. Next on the agenda will be locking up the four young’uns in question: Jeffren, Assulin, Dos Santos and Thiago.
–The Yaya is back in Barcelona, but will not feature against Gijon. And frankly, if we need our Great Destabilizer to dispatch them cats, we’re having bigger issues. Busquets also practiced with the squad today, and apparently kicked out the jams in doing so.
And that’s what I know so far.