Odds n Ends as We Come Down From Our Collective Sugar HighBy: Martha | November 1st, 2007
â€¢In case you missed it, the ever-classy Adriano bailed yesterday when he found out he wasn’t on the bench for Inter’s match against Genoa. Rather than sitting in the stand and doing that whole supporting thing, he went home to suck his thumb. Good stuff, that.
â€¢Speaking of one-named Brazilians, Ronaldo is back in training with Milan, and supposedly is slated to make his season debut some time later this month. (Watch this space for reports on what is sure to be his imminent relapse.)
â€¢Scary times at Lecce this morning: The team left the field when a sudden storm came up, and when their equipment manager went out to clean up all the crap they left on the pitch, he was struck by lightening and killed. Jesus. They’ve requested that this weekend’s match be postponed, but there’s not yet been a response from the league. Makes losing a derby seem like not quite such a big deal, huh Claudio?
â€¢Or not: Word on the street is that Lazio chairman Claudio Lotito is considering sacking Dellio Rossi after last night’s loss to Roma. Granted, they’ve only won three matches this year, but that draw against Real Madrid has to count for something, right? Right?
â€¢Just so you know, all this Vieri-to-the-Azzurri stuff is coming up because reporters ask him about it every time he scores and he says “Yeah, that’s be cool,” not because Bobo is running around telling people he deserves a spot in the national team. Not that I’m emotionally involved in any way.
â€¢Samp fans are plenty angry about their team’s thrashing by Milan yesterday and, as such, some Ultras turned up today and disrupted training. (Can you imagine having a job where that happens? You’re in the ER, doing your thing, and a bunch of ex-patients come in and start yelling and throwing things, until you stop what you’re doing and come talk to them. Actually, that’d be sort of awesome.) Because he had to or else bad things would happen, Walter Mazzarri stopped training, and he and his players went over and talked with the supporters, as if their opinions were going to change anything. At the end of the discussion, it was agreed that they better beat Cagliari or else.
â€¢Mirko Vucinic is such a hard man he’s going to keep taking his shirt off after he scores, rules be damned. Take that, FIGC! Well, that and â‚¬5000 of his money every time he does it.