Red, Rojo, Rosso…nero!

September 14, 2011 at 6:04 am | Posted in Champions League | 1 Comment
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According to the Chinese, red is the color of happiness and prosperity. For some it is the color of power, energy, excitement, or love. Whatever the symbolism associated with it, I personally find it of poor taste. Beside the fact that the color was worn by heroes of the distant past, there is no real connection that I can see. Whoever gave the thumbs up on the choice of color should be fired and sent to a distant island for their crime against my club. Am I being a wee bit dramatic? Probably yes, but I am sorry, there are just things you don’t mess with.

Thankfully, a color means nothing in getting you a victory or a title. A color as much as it may symbolize power or luck, has zero correlation in a player’s performance. Madrid can play in orange or baby poo green, and they would still shine. Sometimes we and our players tend to forget that our jersey or crest play no factor in defeating a rival. It is neither the crest nor the name, but the heart and sweat you put into defending those colors that aids in winning those decisive matches. Against Dinamo we have to keep that in mind. Dinamo may not be a powerful force in Europe, but it is these type of teams that can complicate us if we are disrespectful and lazy. Furthermore, we must leave a great first impression in Europe to let those who challenge us know that we are here for the long run. Today, we hopefully take the first step in the right direction towards la orejona. 

Continuing with today’s theme of European games and the color red, the Rossoneri covered the Camp Nou with a blanket of silence with their last-minute shocker, bringing the game to a 2-2 result. It had been a while since I had seen such confused and dumbfounded faces from the cules. All I will say is that so far, it has been a good start to the Champions league.

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Que cagada, Valdano!

April 8, 2010 at 2:56 am | Posted in Champions League | 2 Comments
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The bald one Robben, who was unwanted by the Madrid honchos dressed himself as Zidane in the Champions League to send Manchester packin’ and Bayern onto the semis. Yesterday, Sneijder also with his lone goal gave Inter their ticket. These were the men that weren’t good enough or not galactic enough to play in our club according to the standards of Tito Floren and Valdano, and now the dutch boys have the last laugh. Vaya que cagada!

Your welcome Bayern and Inter! Our gifts to you this summer have been very fruitful.

The million dollar question…

April 6, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Posted in Champions League, La Liga | 4 Comments
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I don’t know about you but it is hard being a madridista during these moments where your eternal rival seems to be indestructible and today they reached one step further onto the Champions League final, while we cross our fingers and hold our breath that esos cules don’t win it on our soil. With every passing game my biggest nightmare may just come true and there is nothing we can do to protect our ground, our fortress. There certainly is a feeling of being helpless and powerless.  Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer, but their football just puts everything into perspective and although I still believe in our chances I do think that we are still notches below the level of Barcelona, and that puts us in a major disadvantage. However, the question is after seeing el enano Messi and co. destroy Arsenal, should we in Chamartin be scared? Can this beast be dominated? I’ll leave it to you readers to answer that for yourselves. I won’t say anything as it maybe that their ‘grand’ victory has me under the weather and maybe tomorrow after fully analyzing the game with a clear head I can have a more definitive answer.

And the pain continues…

March 12, 2010 at 7:00 am | Posted in Champions League | 6 Comments
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There is no consolation for this Madridista who has seen how the team has fallen out early yet again and the idea of seeing another team lift the trophy in our soil brings even more heartache. Despite still having the leadership in our league it still does not make up for the events of Wednesday’s game and the fact that all we are fighting for is the league title is an absolute disgrace. And although it probably was too much to ask of this newly formed team to reach the final, the fact that the team failed in progressing to the next round is simply a fiasco. There is just no other way to put it.

I had posted yesterday that the team needed to be humble because I did not like all that macho talk of how Madrid were going to beat the “lowly” Lyon. A true great team talks with their football and not in press conferences or interviews. All Lyon needed was for Puel to make that brilliant tactical switcheroo and Pjanic’s goal to pop our dreams and send us back to Earth. In the end, as much as it pains me to say it the better team won. Taking into account Lyon’s work in the first leg and their tremendous second half at the Bernabeu, they warrant the success. On the other hand, Madrid only showed panache in the first half while in the second they ran out of legs and ideas. I know many will say that we had plenty of chances to score, but there is no need to play these hypothetical games because the “what if” does not win you games.

In times like these where for the 6th consecutive year we are shown the exit door, people will look for someone to point the finger at, and the Madrid press have already chosen their target: Pellegrini. I will admit he did have some fault in our elimination, but we just cannot continue to chop the heads of our coaches every damn year. Pellegrini as the scapegoat will not get us anywhere and it will only temporarily hide the real problem of this team. So let’s not bring out the guillotine just yet because if anything everyone who is involved with the club in terms of those in uniform as well as those in suits have their share of responsibility.

Finally, I want to say that el Madridismo are justified a real apology from the club after this brutal blow to our season. The performances over the last couple of years have been “una lagrima” as my father would say, and has dampened our name in Europe to the point that our grief has become the joy of our adversaries. We simply don’t deserve this and neither does the illustrious history of this club and everything it represents.

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