The view from Spain

Christmas crackers

December 23, 2012
By Phil Ball
So the apocalypse failed to show on cue. It has a habit of doing that. It was also supposed to take place on December 12 (12.12.12 and all that), but it finally made an appearance on the evening of December 22, when the backside of Saint Iker Casillas was announced by Chendo, an ex-player and now club delegate, as the new occupant of the Real Madrid bench for the game in La Rosaleda, Malaga. Reserve goalie Antonio Adán - 'Adam' in English - was there at the beginning, and thus it shall be at the ...

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