Rescinded Red

Oh the media monkeys and their junket junkies will invite you to their plastic pantomime. Throw their invites away.

Ronaldo Finished in Europe

Ronaldo, nearly recovered from a horrific knee injury for A.C. Milan eight months ago, will return to Brazil, likely to play for Flamengo, where he has been training.

“If everything is okay, I want to stay,” Ronaldo said.  “I’ve been in Europe for 16 years.  Flamengo are my favorite, but I don’t want to play there as a favor.  I want to deserve to play there.”

Ronaldo will reject an offer to join former teammate Claude Makelele in early retirement at PSG.  He had stated unilateral interest in joining Man City.

The Brazilian has played in Europe since signing for PSV Eindhoven in 1994.  He also played for Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and A.C. Milan.

He isn’t healthy.  His body would likely self-destruct after 15-20 games.  But, he scored goals when healthy at Milan.  Costing nothing, it’s hard to believe he didn’t get a better offer in Europe.


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The Onion Bag: Maradona Returns!

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Here is my latest post for The Big Lead on Argentina’s shock hiring of Diego Maradona to coach the national team.

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Beckham Loan Cancels Galaxy’s Australia Tour

David Beckham’s loan move to A.C. Milan claimed its first casualty for the L.A. Galaxy, who have been forced to cancel their friendly with Australia’s Queensland Roar on Dec. 11.  

“We were not in a position to absolutely guarantee David Beckham’s availability,” the Galaxy said.  “To avoid disappointment for the fans it was decided to postpone the game.”

Apparently, Australian fans aren’t titillated by the sight of Edson Buddle or Eddie Lewis.

The Galaxy will keep their date in New Zealand with the Oceania All-Star Team on Dec. 6.

Postponing a friendly isn’t huge.  But, it begs the question, is David Beckham growing the MLS brand worldwide or just lining MLS pockets?

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More McClaren Dutch Accent

Steve Mclaren uh…. still struggling with uh…. his native language uh….

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Headlines: Maradona is Back!

Argentina name legend Diego Maradona as manager (Guardian)

Mourinho fuels Man U rumors, shows solidarity with Rooney (Kickette)

MLS to expand to 25 teams, imitate NHL (MLS Rumors)

Boris Johnson wants London clubs to increase wages, for staff (The Spoiler)

Harry Redknapp booed, shockingly, on return to Portsmouth (101 Great Goals)

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