Pipita, mi galactico

March 1, 2010 at 6:53 am | Posted in La Liga | 4 Comments
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A couple of days ago Marca had stamped on their cover the image of Ronaldo with a headline that said something in the lines of CR9 looking to be the new pichichi. It is without a doubt that our mega star signing Ronaldo will captivate all the headlines and the flashes of the camera, but one can’t help but scream: “you’re forgetting el Pipita!?!?!” I still find it quite unfair that Pipita does not get the credit that he deserves just because he does not have that galactic price tag to his name or because some claim that his football does not have that ‘Ronaldo charm’, but nonetheless he is our team‘s pichichi. If Pipita were Brazilian, he would be perceived as the next Pele and everyone would be kissing the ground he walked on. Still, somehow this does not bother him and I am glad that it doesn’t because if it were me I would be begging “look at me, look at me!” (that’s why I could never be a pro player). But not Pipita, he dedicates himself to what he knows best, and leaves the pink press to other players. He fights to show his worth on the pitch with his plays and his goals, because on the green is where it counts. Asi es el Pipa!

In Tenerife, he once more confirmed why he has won over the Madridistas with a dazzling performance which was rewarded with another double and if it weren’t for that damn cross bar it would have been a hat trick for sure. More than that he was the culprit behind Mr. Ricky’s goal, and with performances like that, one can’t help but forget about a certain French striker. His numbers say it all and it is those numbers that are giving him the right to ask for a better paycheck. Vaya Floren, give the chaval what he wants. He deserves it!

He is a player that our past President Bernabeu would have loved to have called his own, because he represents the values that he instilled onto the club. Bernabeu would be filled with pride by this young lad who sweats for the colors of this club similarly to the way our gran capitan does. Just like Raul in his day, Pipita is slowly but surely rising as the new flag of this Madrid. Just wait and see…so you can keep your ‘Ronaldo’s’ and your ‘Kaka’s’, I’ll stick with my galactico, el grande Pipita!

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‘Shutter Island’

February 26, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Posted in La Liga, Vikingo News! | Leave a comment
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No, I’m not talking about the new ‘scary’ film starring Di Caprio, the island I’m referring to is way more terrifying and still brings nightmares to all of the madridismo. The island is none other than the damned island of Tenerife, where Madrid lost two league titles in a disastrous fashion. Writing this post and having to look at the images of those two dark events in our history still sends shivers down my spine. However, the positive is that this Tenerife team is a way different team from the one of two decades ago. Today, Tenerife find themselves ranked 19th on the table with a mere 20 points.  The last time the team visited Tenerife was eight years ago and los galacticos walked away with all three points with a goal from Figo and a brace by Helguera. Furthermore, since the debacle of Tenerife, los blancos have only lost twice, so Madridista’s there is no need to be a pessimist but certainly we must be cautious.

Here is a quick overview of what you need to know:

  1. Benzema and Guti will not be available. Although Guti has recovered from the groin injury, he still is not ready to go out and play. On the other hand, Benze is yet to recover and will also have to stay at Madrid. Another one who will be M.I.A is Arbeloa who is suspended.
  2. Due to the number of players that will be out, Pellegrini has called up Marcos Alonso and Pedro Mosquera. Let us hope they are given some minutes!
  3. El Mister spoke about the upcoming game and said the following:

“It would be a grave mistake to believe we’re guaranteed to take three points. I hope we concentrate hard on the match and that we respect our opponents as they deserve. We will have a tough time against Tenerife if we drop our performance level. It happened to other teams.”

In the same presser, Pellegrini praised Ronaldo and talked a bit about the differences in styles between Madrid and Barca. Plus he speaks about the criticism and insults he has recieved in his first season with Madrid. To read the entire presser, click here.

Well this concludes today’s post but I leave you my fellow Madridista’s with a sweet little nugget from 1998’s Tenerife vs Madrid game. Here is one of the best goals Roberto Carlos ever scored dressed in white (although here he is blue). Enjoy!

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