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rick derris
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just sat through espanyol valencia

awful. fifth staright draw

madrid got beaten at home by celta

Rijkaards lot will have it sewn up by january

[ 31.03.2007, 18:51: Message edited by: rick derris ]

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Madrid? Have some sympathy for those of us following the non government-subsidised teams of the capital.
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Caught the second half of the Madrid game. 'Twas shocking. By all accounts so was the first half, Capello hauling off Diarra and Robinho at half time. And Celta were pretty dire too. First defeat for Capello at the Bernabeu (including the 96-97 season).

You're right, Barca will probably win this league although I hope I'm wrong. Valencia and Madrid just don't have good enough teams to sustain a challenge. However, Sevilla are now first and Zaragoza have moved up to third so maybe there's hope.

You're right about Espanyol - I fear another relegation struggle for them this year. Haven't seen Atleti so far this season

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Must be perspective, I found the Madrid game to be thoroughly enjoyable.
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What is that abomination of a shirt that Depor were wearing on Saturday night? Like a kid had scribbled on it.
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not as bad as the espanyol huge slogan on the bum thing going on
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(Back on line after an aeon away)

You guys should try having to watch Real Oviedo. It's been truly dire stuff so far this season in the lower reaches of the Segunda B Group 2. Finally got a good result yesterday, though, turning over the might of Valladolid B 3-1. Only 4924 to see them in a 30000-seater stadium...

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Madrid? Have some sympathy for those of us following the non government-subsidised teams of the capital.

I'm not normally one to stick up for Real Madrid, but all that government subsidy thing is the kind of ill-informed stuff Phil Ball would write. It was the Madrid city council they gor the money from for their all training ground, and that kind of operations is very common in Spanish football.
Atletico themselves are on the verge of getting a huge windfall from that same council in exchange for leaving their current stadium so they can enlarge the M30 motorway.

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What is that abomination of a shirt that Depor were wearing on Saturday night? Like a kid had scribbled on it.
Indeed. And Sevilla's is just as bad.

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You guys should try having to watch Real Oviedo. It's been truly dire stuff so far this season in the lower reaches of the Segunda B Group 2. F0inally got a good result yesterday, though, turning over the might of Valladolid B 3-1. Only 4924 to see them in a 30000-seater stadium...

Meanwhile...

Sporting 5 Cádiz 4. And Cádiz manager and former Oviedo legend shown the door as a consequence. If Carlsberg made football games...

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Sportinguista, to be fair to Heston, I am pretty sure he was referring to the city's purchase of the training ground, as that as been a subject of some commnent on here before.

And I would hope you would agree that while the type of "subsidy" may not have been that unusual in the Spanish context the size (and timing) of that particular deal did raise some valid questions (as does the new tv deal with a city owned station that someone mentioned last week). It wasn't just snarky Barca supporters who referrred to it Brussels as possible state aid (though we certainly weren't shy about bitching about it).

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I know and I don't like the way local authorities cosy up to football clubs. Club owners are quick to rmind us that clubs are limited companies whenever suits them, but they have no problem in playing the "public interest" card to get privileges from the authorities. I was only pointing out that Real Madrid are far from the exception.
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Regarding this TV deal. Firstly, while TeleMadrid is a public channel, controlled by La Communidad de Madrid, I doubt if the money comes directly from the tax payers. I would suspect the money comes from the channel’s coffers.

Secondly, many regions in Spain have a public channel - for example in Andalucia, Galicia, Catalonia and the Basque Country. How do any of these channels decide which of their local football teams to fork out the most money for? I would hazard that they all go for the biggest team in their region, who will give them the biggest audience share. As sportinguista says, it happens all over the country.

Finally, is it Inca who supports LA Galaxy? I wonder how he'd feel about Beckham going there as they're reported to be interested. A distinct possibility I'd have thought. There really is no way he'll get a new contract from Ramos. It's all about the Beckham PR machine now so I expect more and more of these stories as time goes on.

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Why can't it be "the Spanish league"?
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ursus arctos
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Erm, because "you" never conquered Spain?

Would you have us call Houiller's boys Olympic Lyons?

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quote:
Sportinguista, to be fair to Heston, I am pretty sure he was referring to the city's purchase of the training ground, as that as been a subject of some commnent on here before.

And I would hope you would agree that while the type of "subsidy" may not have been that unusual in the Spanish context the size (and timing) of that particular deal did raise some valid questions (as does the new tv deal with a city owned station that someone mentioned last week). It wasn't just snarky Barca supporters who referrred to it Brussels as possible state aid (though we certainly weren't shy about bitching about it).

Precisely, thanks.
It was also a provocatory defence to the initial post in the thread which probably wasn't intended but suggests the default status of Real as being the Madrid team.

Incidentally, Atleti's move from the Calderon isn't exactly popular and the finance is compensation for the move rather than many of the local council fundings for Real which weren't compensatory but rather of direct benefit. It's a very strange decision for them to be move too - probably more to do with future Spanish olympic bids than because of any serious care for the club.

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I never tried to conquer Spain, honest.

I just think it's a bit, I dunno, wanky? There's a big difference, for me, between using a team's name and pretending to speak Spanish.

But I really am an old grump today.

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