The day I congratulate Senor Squirrel Face is the day Di Maria stops diving.
So, we lost. Away from home as well. The first time since…uh. Wait a second, please. *quickly cyber-runs to OptaJose on Twitter* Le gasp! They don’t have it! Well, that tells you something.
Anyways, the more telling statistic is from MisterChip and it’s that Puyi hasn’t played in all 6 of our losses this season. Clearly we’ve been missing th–well darn, they removed the .GIF! “They” being UNICEF and UEFA of course. Because we all know showing Puyi chewing out Pique is a determent to the cosmic balance of the world. Think of the children!
Sarcasm aside, the more important piece of news, in case you missed the match, is our young right-back Martin Montoya breaking his right collerbone, putting him on the sidelines for 4-6 weeks [barcastuff], and was subbed after just 12 minutes –although, to be fair, 12 minutes is plenty of rest for Dani. No prizes on who tackled Montoya from behind, facilitating the injury. [IT WAS TAMUDO].
Gaby Milito has torn his right hamstring and further tests will be tomorrow [fcbarcelona_cat]. He is the Jeffren of our backline it seems. Sigh.
Speaking of Jeffren, two injuries and he wasn’t one of them! I knew it — it was the hair gel after all! He played a pretty decent game today, and while he wasn’t brilliant (shot straight at the ‘keeper after a good Messi run), he was certainly trying hard and had some good touches, evidenced by this 101greatgoalsvideo via barcastuff.
—Congrats to Real Sociedad for their win. Maybe it’s the solidarity we seem to always have with Basque teams, but I quite like them and they weren’t afraid to attack us at home (Ahem). Griezmann looks like he’ll be something big, and this goal celebration was so awesome!
–According to Messistats on Twitter, the defeat today was only our 17th defeat (in 177 official games) since Guardiola became coach! Think about that for a second. And most of those were at the end of the season when we fielded youngsters and stuff.
— Wednesday’s game was the first time in the history of the sport a team had embellished. Apparently. One team was so morally superior they even launched a formal complaint! And this obviously has never, ever, ever happened in the EPL.
Let’s end that fallacy right now, shall we?
You’re welcome. (Credit jamiep73)
And if you’re bored like I am and have absolutely nothing to do on a Saturday evening, you can listen to The Guardian’s podcast and Beyond the Pitch‘s podcast with Sid Lowe. If you haven’t bookmarked the latter, do so. Great stuff. Brilliant. Fantastic. Quite a good listen. Cherrio.
Okay, I’m done.