Euro Trash

So, this is purgatory?

Yes, the football season is pretty much over for those of us who aren’t fans of the domestic leagues of Ireland, Norway and some other countries and we now have to figure out what to do with ourselves for the next two months or so. More pressingly, I need to figure out how to get about another 500 or so words out of this.

Fortunately, the Champions League final happened on Saturday and much to nobody’s surprise, Real Madrid won again. Somewhere there’s a SportBible admin crying in his bedroom about the fact that Gigi Buffon still hasn’t won the Champions League. He’s also crying tears of joy at all the Facebook reactions he’ll get for the next week. 45 year old Pete who studied at the “University of Life” will share it too with the caption “class”.

Big Pete is probably not a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo however who conveniently broke more records somehow. Word on the street is that this summer he’s looking to smash the 100 metre world record as well as the world record for most amount of eyebrows plucked in one minute. He also did what his old pal Leo couldn’t and put a couple past Gigi giving him another reason to stick two fingers up to that little Argentinean that keeps on beating him to the important stuff. You know, the Ballon d’Or.

It’s not been a good weekend for Buffon either with reports that Juventus are planning to replace him at the end of next season after about 46 years. Their chosen one – Wojciech Szczesny. Where’s that clip of the League Cup final from 2011?

So now, we’ve got that out of the way, what’s left to talk about this week? Erm… Wolfsburg stayed up in the relegation play-off. That’s nice for Wolfsburg fans. Convenient that they have spent millions upon millions signing players like Mario Gomez to keep them up. There’s a Russian Premier League side next season that, if you believe the press, is further away than the moon.

And now I’m out of material. Oh wait, not quite. So now with two consecutive Champions Leagues in the bag and a league title to boot, we’re all still saying Zinedine Zidane is a s***e manager right?Right? OK, I understand Roberto Di Matteo won the Champions League too so we can’t accept that as currency for good managers but surely a double counts for something? Maybe to prove his worth he should go and take the Sunderland job. I hear it’s nicer than Madrid this time of year.