the clásico in review

Camp Nou catharsis

December 15, 2008
By Phil Ball
In the end, after a week of much wailing and gnashing of Madrid-based teeth, the clásico was a good 'un. It didn't tell us anything new, but it served to confirm the fact that as Schuster said, 'This is Barça's year'. However, the difference between Schuster and the new incumbent, Juande Ramos, is that the latter is not given to media soundbites, and as such is a good choice for Real Madrid, at least until the end of the season. As Prime Minister Asquith said, 'Wait and see'. But as Asquith never ...

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