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It's over


The economic precariousness of the great clubs in our country is a fact. Florentino Pérez himself said it in the television presentation of the Super League

Little or nothing remains of the world that we once knew, from those times when Real Madrid, Barça, Atleti, Sevilla or Valencia called the doorbell of almost any European club and slipped them promissory notes at 30, 60 or 90 years below the door.

We liked their stars.

And they liked the generosity with which we spent the money we did not have, a bit like in the happy years of the housing bubble, when you went to a bank to request a mortgage of 180,000 euros -the average price of a good apartment in a provincial city- and you left the office with half a million, because it was not a question of founding a home without class furniture and a big car in the garage.

"But will I be able to pay for this with a salary of a thousand euros?", you asked.

And the branch manager would answer you with several pats on the back on the way out the door.

"It's over", which María Jiménez sang, while the Premier League clubs, and even some Italian, French and German, come to the tablao and complete the tune with the famous "everything I do to you, before you already did it to me”: good songs have no borders, nor do bad habits.

There we have Chelsea, for example.

One attends to the waste of the


in this transfer market and it would seem that they have appointed Josep Maria Bartomeu as the new CEO, who seems to have created more of a school than many of us would like to acknowledge.

The fact that Stamford Bridge is located near a cemetery is nothing more than an insignificant detail that today I want to remember for pure advantage, because who knows how a bad start ends, no matter how much the proverb insists.

We'll see if the signing of Enzo Fernández doesn't end up paying for the columbarium rental, which was another of the great ideas of the Rosell-Freixa-Bartomeu trio.

The economic precariousness of the great clubs in our country is a fact.

Florentino Pérez himself said it in the television presentation of the Super League and some of us undressed took advantage of his confession to add firewood to the fallen tree: social networks are like that, I suppose.

Once the registration period for the new signings was over, the Barça Twitter community celebrated the donut in the registration box as a title, in addition to uncorking virtual champagnes for having parted with up to two footballers.

And it is that reinforcing oneself, in times of austerity, is a dietician's vocabulary, that is why the Barça fan prefers to see himself in the bones to wait for the rebound effect.

"Better times will come," some think.

Better for what?

It's hard to tell.

Javier Tebas looks at all of this, somewhere between vicious and amused, like those teachers who hit you on your fingers with the ruler or put you on your knees, facing the wall, but for your own good.

This same week, on his Twitter account, the president of LaLiga encouraged reading a well-known Catalan journalist to understand Barça's problems with the salary limit: well done, knowing what we know about the relationship of the person indicated with the former board of directors

But those were the old days, remember.

Days that will no longer return because LaLiga is, to this day, a haven of peace and the last bastion of the West.

It is consoling to know, at least, that ours will be -and free of mortgages, moreover- the kingdom of heaven.

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Source: elparis

All sports articles on 2023-02-02

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