Goalkeeper Fernando is one of our canteranos. He came up through Real Madrid’s youth system playing on Real Madrid C, Castilla and joined the first team this year. He has represented Spain at the U19, U20 and U21 levels.
Well, it’s that time. It’s time for us to defend our coveted championship. We earned good old Big Ears in a big way. Can we do it again? Can we make it La Undecima and become the first club in the Champions League era (AC Milan did it in 88-89/89-90 before it was in this format) to win back to back Champions League trophies? I sure as hell hope so. And so does everyone in the Real Madrid universe. Continue reading
Well, I’m finally coming out (slowly) of my post-trip sickness, just in time for my surgery on Friday. Yeehah! Since we never post on 9/11, I thought I’d try to catch up on all that that team has been up to since I headed off to England. It’s going to be picture heavy and text lite because I have been pretty much unable to watch anything for the better part of two weeks. Continue reading
Every summer players move from one club to another. It’s often difficult to stomach. No, seriously. The past two summer transfer windows have left me wanting to throw up. Continue reading
Every September UEFA holds this two-day forum for a select group of managers to come together and discuss a variety of football issues, get shit-faced, and talk smack about the other managers. Or so I speculate. This year’s forum is being held right now in Nyon, Switzerland, and is being chaired by UEFA’s coaching ambassador, Sir Alex Ferguson. Continue reading
Former Real Madrid defender Fernando Zunzunegui passed away from a heart attack last week at the age of 70. Zunzunegui played for Los Blancos from 1965 to 1973, following a successful period at Celta Vigo. During his time, the team won two Copa del Reys (1970 and 1974) and four Liga titles (1967, 1968, 1969, and 1972). He eventually moved to Levante where he retired from the game. Two very nice obituaries are available here and here.
A moment of silence was held in his memory at the Castilla vs Getafe B game this past Saturday. Celta has announced they will observe a moment of silence on September 13 at their game vs Real Sociedad.
Rest in peace, Fernando.