Palacios. Madrid. Crumbs.
So Real Madrid give truth to that old saying about money and happiness. Anyone who thought otherwise need only to take a quick peek at the thousands of Los Blancos fans dry heaving into their paella last night as yet another quarter-final place eluded them. They certainly didn’t look very happy. In fact, they all looked pretty angry if truth be told. A number of them were thumbing cross-bows. 250 million euros later and suddenly you ask yourself why the hell they didn’t just buy Darren Bent. Heads will roll, I’m sure.
Elsewhere, ITV caused much dry-heaving of their own. Mainly thanks to the constant hand-jobbing of David Beckham throughout the course of the evening. I mean, really. Yes, we know, he used to play for United and now he’s back. Playing against them. Miraculous. But did we really need a three-course bumming from Drury and the team- cooing every time he so much as touched the ball or looked forlornly into the stands. I literally think he could’ve pulled a wrench from his sock and shanked someone, and still have Andy Townsend drooling over his jabbing technique. What a pallava.
Just realised that all sounded a bit euphemistic. Drooling over his jabbing technique? Christ.
Anyway, ITV, enough with the eulogising. He’s not dying.
Moving on. Wilson Palacios has been making his intentions clear this week; apparently he sees Tottenham as a mere stepping-stone in his grand scheme for world domination. Next stop? Well, Real Madrid, naturally. From the horse’s mouth, via The Sun:
“I am really happy at Tottenham but I will continue working for a future move to a bigger club. I would like to play for Real Madrid.
“Today, many people respect me in England. That’s because of my hard-working attitude.”
Don’t go Wilson. They’ll never appreciate you. Plus we know how to get to a quarter-final when we put our minds to it. Plenty of stumbles and replays along the way, but get there we undoubtedly do. Am I right? Yeah? Who’s with me?
Oh forget it.
Have a splendid day.