Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Real Valladolid's Secret Weapon Fail

No, Ben! No!

The Premier League may be the best league top to bottom in Europe right now but the Spanish league (La Liga) is right up there with them. The mid-table to bottom teams may not compare but the high levels of unabashed corruption and sleaziness make up for it. One has to admire the desire to win at any cost whether it be poaching players, taking shady government bailouts to stay afloat or signing large mammals to lucrative contracts.

Take the example of Real Valladolid. Good isn't a term you would use when referring to the Castile and Leon team. Their greatest claim to fame is once being coached by the famous fat Spanish waiter, Rafa Benitez, who's now one of 12 people not on the dole in Liverpool.

Valladolid's weekend match against Valencia scared them enough to go out and sign a new player even though the transfer window has been closed since August 31. Don't let us tell you about their newest signing El Oso. See for yourself.

Bears are funny just like monkeys except they also maul people. However this bear turned out to be El Fracaso. Valencia smoked Valladolid 4-2 on Sunday. It's unclear whether El Oso will feature in the Real Zaragoza match next Sunday. Rumor has it Zaragoza will sign a silverback from the Congo later this week. The team notes that he has a Spanish grandfather who they "discovered" an hour ago so any work visa issues should before the weekend.

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