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August 12, 2011
Posted by Brett Taylor on 08/12/2011

I decided to try something different for the Super Copa preview. Since I had to travel at the tail end of this week for work, I had little time to sit down and type out my thoughts (much less check for grammatical errors....). But what I did have time to do was sit down with a fellow colleague, Gabe, from Managing Madrid, and record a podcast discussing the Super Copa in much greater depth than I would be able to if I was to write it out. You can download the podcast from iTunes here. We were able to get through the game's tactical battles, player availability and much more in under an hour. If you have the time, please listen, as it will be my way of providing you with much more than just a quick post about the game. The podcast is embedded below and you can leave your thoughts about the game in the comments section:

August 5, 2011
Posted by Brett Taylor on 08/05/2011

I have not had the time to compose my thoughts as of yet on the preseason preparations, nor have I been able to watch a full game yet. I wanted to write about the Leicester City game but found that after starting a post, five days had past and I found it was no longer relevant. This whole being an adult with a job and bills is really cramping my style and limiting my time to write. For example, my first post went up over a week ago, and I said more would be on the way. I did not plan for more to be much later on. But I thought I would give you a quick rundown of various news and transfer speculation surrounding the club as a bridge between a more substantial post.

- Fernando Gago's agent is linking him with a move to Inter Milan. It would be odd to see a player who has barely played in two years move to another team competing in the Champions League, for a fee surely around €15 million. Even odder is the fact that Gago is the player who cannot pass, shoot or tackle, so why would Inter Milan be interested in him? Two theories here. First, Gago's agent is full of shit, and is still waiting up at night hoping for a call about his client, so he makes up some nonsense about a "top team" coming in for his client. Happens all the time.