Monday, May 25, 2009

Where's Your Pride?

So here I am totally looking like a complete ass. I wrote and posted my endorsement to have Juande Ramos continue on as the manager of Real Madrid. And hours after posting the blog entry, I watch in horror as Mallorca tear us apart in our own ground.
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Yes, yes, yes... the result hardly matters in any numerical way. Mallorca are nowhere near a European Place, neither are they fighting to get off the drop zone: they sit just nicely right in the middle of the table.. As for us, we've had 2nd place all sewn up. It's not as if we were like Barca, fielding out a 2nd team with the view to a Big Cup Final. It was a game simply for pride. In in such a game, to be played in our home ground, for Real Madrid to play like that is an absolute disgrace.
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You are wearing the crest of the greatest football club on your chest you fools! And you disgrace it with such a pathetic, limp, half-assed effort... in front of your own fans no less! Heck, they are right to boo and jeer you! Panoladas were not necessary of course since we all know the team is practically going to be dynamited... Juande likely included. That said, I exempt Higuain and Lass, perhaps Casillas as well for their efforts. I am so looking forward to see this team taken apart and replaced with one that carries with it the strength and impetus to win titles and to play in a manner befitting Real Madrid, to play in a manner that will make the world look upon us again with fearful respect and no longer as the circus act.
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I still stand by my comments of support for Juande keeping his job. The guy really deserves a full season with an offseason to work with the players, and a full round of talks with upper management on the types of players he needs, etc. More and more my stance on this may well be looking more ridiculous, but at this point I wish to stand by it.
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On a final note on this game:
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It was Fabio Cannavaro's last game at the Bernabeu. And though he didn't play as the World Cup Winning Captain of Italy when he arrived, he conducted himself with class and commanded the respect of the fans. Kudos to the fans for the ovation they gave him. I will always look critically upon his stint at Real, but I wish him the best and applaud him as well for some really positive contributions to the club. Good Luck to him on his Return to the Old Lady and on whatever may lie in his future.
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To Fabio Cannavaro: I was hoping to Post a Picture of you in a similar pose, only with you holding a much larger trophy... the one with 'big ears' with you wearing Real Madrid White. Problem is, no such photograph exists... Good luck with the Old Lady.

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