Vikingo News!: Champions DNA, Valdano, the new Drogba, Suker’s advice, and ketchup!

March 5, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Posted in Vikingo News! | 2 Comments
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Well if you are really lucky and fortunate to have the dinero to buy Champions league tickets, then you will be happy to know that tickets for this year’s final at the Bernabeu will be available for purchase on March 8th through the 19th. Any lucky son of a bitch that can go, can buy their tickets at UEFA’s official site, but you have to be quick because there are only 11,000 seats available to the general public. Prices will range from 300 to 90 euros so I hope everyone’s collected enough plastic bottles and work those extra shifts!

Anyway, as can be seen by the picture Cris and Raul were there at the presentation of the golden ticket along with Florentino who stated that “Real Madrid love the Champions League above anything else. The club has the word Europe marked in their DNA. ”  Tito Floren added that he wants everything to be ready for that special European night: On May 22, everything has to be impeccable, as the final goes beyond the sport.”

Valdano opens his trap! Well this time he had nothing negative to say about Pellegrini, but rather took the time to evaluate the strengths of Barcelona being that the cule project is one that has been worked on for years while Real Madrid have a new president, new coach, and crap load of new players, which puts Madrid a step behind the eternal rival.  He notes that although Madrid are a bit unstable, Barcelona are not going through their best moment as was seen in Stuttgart.

However, my favorite part of this interview is when he speaks about Madrid’s cantera and the lack of players joining the first team:We are concerned, but the results will come in years or perhaps decades. For Real Madrid cantera has always been sensitive. What happens is that sometimes it rises spontaneously, as happened with the “Quinta del Buitre’or now with Barcelona. There are 110 players coming out of our cantera playing in First and Second division.” Yes Valdano, you are so concerned and that is why you sold Negredo and have spent money on players further decreasing their possibilities of making that leap. Sure, I believe you!

Moving on, Marca is reporting that Madrid is interested in 16 year old Romelu Lukaku, who is also known as the “new Drogba”. He plays for the Belgium team Anderlecht and his impressive form has also caught the attention of clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal, Inter and Milan. Tuttosport has reported that any serious takers will have to cough up 15 million euros for the teen striker. Here is a video to see Romelu in action:

Advice from Suker. Ex-Real Madrid player Davor Suker  has advised Raul to end his career at the English Premier League. “As a close friend, I would love for Raul to finish his career in London, as I’ve told him personally every time we have met. It would be nice for him to finish his career in tournament as nice as the English”, told Suker to Eurosport. Hmm… if this is true I want Suker to stay as far away from my beloved captain as much as possible. Anyhow, I am totally on board with what he said about Jesus Navas: “I know Del Nido (sevilla’s president). He has already sold Sevilla players to Madrid, and I hope that Jesus Navas in the future will be with Madrid.” Yeah me too Suker! Grande Suker!


Finally I close with my favorite quote of the day courtesy of this weeks main man, Pipita Higuain. Speaking to La Sexta, Higuain revealed that during his first months with Madrid he received the best (and awesome!) advice from Van Nistelrooy:

“Ruud told me that goals are like a bottle of kethcup.Sometimes they don’t come no matter how much you push, but later they all come out in one hit.”

So there you go kids and don’t ever forget these wise words from Uncle Ruud!

*FYI. Stuff on the upcoming Sevilla game will come later in the day.


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