Vikingo News!: Kaka’s chronic hernia, the return to training, and Granero’s grand ambition!

February 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Posted in Real Madrid Castilla, Vikingo News! | Leave a comment
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via el mundo deportivo

It is being reported by both Marca and El Mundo Deportivo that 65 million star signing Kaka will have to undergo treatment for his hernia for the rest of his life. He will have specified regimen with certain exercises in order to avoid further damage to the injury. Although this sounds like major tragic news for Madrid, the medical staff assured that he will return to being the player that he used to be.  Should we ring the alarms or remain calm? (

Well good news is that today’s training included the returns of Pipita and Diarra. They were able to taka part on the orders of Pellegrini after doing some gym work. It is most likely that they will be included in the list for the match against Espanyol after not having troubles throughout the session. However, the return of Van der Vaart, Lass, and Garay is more complicated as all three are still suffering from certain problems, and will have to wait before Saturday’s game to see if they will make it. The training also brough about eight canteranos which included Mateos, Raúl Ruiz, Juanan, Nacho, Mosquera, Luis Hernández, Cristian and Velayos. David Mateos expressed his happiness to be training with the first team, This is what we work for since we are little kids. Hopefully more of my teammates from Castilla can someday enjoy this experience.”

Finally we end this round of Vikingo News with Granero’s press conference where he talked about his ambition and the difficulties in making that gran leap from Castilla to the first team. El Pirata explains that he works hard everyday because he wants to be an important player for Real Madrid, and in my opinion he already is. Furthermore, he describes the difficulties Castilla players have in breaking into the first team.

“Many of them have trained with us this season. It’s good for them to see how we work. They could get promoted any day, so it’s good that they adapt soon.Every player’s case is different. It isn’t easy to leap from Castilla to the first team. You have to be very good to play on this team. I think I did well to play for Getafe because it allowed me to grow as a footballer.”

He then went on to praise his captain Raul by stating that he has always been a great example and has always been there to help, “both on and off the pitch.” For the entire presser, click here!


Vikingo News!: CR9 Denied, Pellegrini defends him, and four canteranos called up

January 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Posted in Vikingo News! | 1 Comment
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via El Mundo Deportivo

Whoa, surprise news everyone! Ronaldo was denied the appeal by the Competition Commitee, and will have to miss the crucial games against Depor and Espanyol. I know shocking, right? Something I did not know that there were fines handed out with Real Madrid having to pay 180 euros and Ronaldo 600 euro. Hopefully, this whole shenanigans of CR9 can finally be over. We already look so desperate! 

Stand by your man, Pellegrini! Of course, after all of this drama that has followed Ronaldo’s suspension Pellegrini has come out to defend his player stating that his suspension has been unfair. However, it is the comment on the Ronaldo being the admiration and envy of the sporting world that has captured the headlines. 

“Everything that has something to do with Ronaldo is overblown. He isn’t the problem. The problem is what the sports world has generated around him in recent months. People admire and envy Ronaldo. Everyone all over the world wants to see what he does next and they also want him to make a mistake. It is a strange situation. He is just another player on this squad, but he is in a special situation wherever he plays.” 

Pellegrini’s press conference also mentioned how injuries are no excuse for the upcoming game and the team needs to win no matter what. You know the usual stuff the goes on at press conference, but if you want to read entirely what he said, click here. 

Mosquera and Mateo, Castilla players pictured above.

Well more news on the super important match against Depor. Madrid will be without  a crap load of players beginning with Garay, Lass, Van der Vaart, Higuain, Ronaldo, Gago, and Diarra. So this leaves the team in a huge predicament considering who we have to play and more significantly where we are playing. It has been 18 years since Madrid have tasted victory in the sound grounds of El Raizor, and considering that we are flying over there in pieces it might just be 19 years by the end of this weekend. I of course am praying that the likes of Guti, Kaka, and Benzema becomes inspired and lead this team to victory, but I am afraid it might be the same as in every game we have seen of them especially the last two. I hope I’m wrong though. Anyway, Pellegrini has called up four players from la cantera: in defense Mateo, two midfielders Mosquera (Castilla captain) and Raul Ruiz, and the striker Rodrigo. Also with so many players out of action this could mean Raul would probably have a shot of playing more than 10 or 15 minutes. Who knows? But the most important thing is that Madrid find some way to beat Depor. Please let luck and football be on our side!

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