Cristiano Ronaldo Cursed By a Wizard

Real Madrid received a distressing letter that could spell disaster for the upcoming season. Superstar signing Cirstiano Ronaldo has been cursed, by a wizard.

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Five European Soccer Stories to Watch This Season

Last week we gave you five stories to follow for the EPL.  Here are five stories to watch from the continent.

Balance of Power: English spending and consequent drawing power has declined with the pound and increased taxes, and Spain is slowly becoming the preeminent league in Europe.  Real Madrid swiped Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema, the biggest stars playing in the Premier League, Serie A and Ligue Un, respectively.  Barcelona also brought in Italy’s best player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  Serie A is now a distant third and, to add further insult, probably will lose its fourth Champions League place to Germany.  Unfortunately, Silvio Burlusconi’s “playboy charms” cannot alter UEFA coefficients.

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TBL: Kaka Moves From AC Milan To Real Madrid For a Record $94 Million

kaka-i-belong-to-jesusDeal Official: Kaka Moves From AC Milan to Real Madrid For Record $94 Million

Pending his official unveiling after international duty, Brazilian superstar Kaka (or KaKA! if you’re Dave O’Brien) has agreed to a world-record transfer from A.C. Milan to Real Madrid.  The final figure, about $94 million, significantly trumps the second largest transfer, Real Madrid’s purchase of Zinedine Zidane from Juventus for $75 million in 2001.  It was far lower than the $150 million offered by Manchester City in January.

Real Madrid Is Reconstructing The Death Star

imagesReal Madrid Is Reconstructing the Death Star: Florentino Perez took on the Real Madrid presidency just a few days ago, but he apparently is not one to dawdle.  The architect of the “Galacticos” era is recreating its present day equivalent, beginning with a reported $93 million bid that has been accepted by A.C. Milan for Brazilian star Kaka.