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Zozulya, Presa, Marca and a hero named Casanova (19th March, 2017)

The Zozulya case is messy and complicated and divisive. The residents of Vallekas have clearly not warmed themselves to him. There's another resident who hasn't, and he's pretty important.

Pablo Iglesias.

Yes, the leader of the Podemos party, the third largest in Spain, weighed in on the situation. "It is very healthy for the fans of the team in my neighborhood to say that Zozulya is not part of Rayo's values. Rayo is a team that does not get along with intolerance and racism."

Also, Pablo Iñiguez is out for three to four weeks. As if Baena out and Quini (suspension) not being available due to suspension was going to make the game against Oviedo any easier.

Oh, and I can't believe no one is saying this, but Presa gave an interview that went something like this.

Have you had any real offer to sell the club?

Yes, many.

Would you consider selling it?

No, not right now because the situation is complex. We have not come here for an economic issue, but for a theme of feeling. There is still much to fix at Rayo. Rayo is above me and everyone. Now is the time to face it and if we go down to the Segunda B, there will be more work to do.

Oh I see. Well, good news sir - the "feeling" is that you and your board represent everything that's wrong about modern football, and the fact that you can say "Rayo is above me and everyone" in the same breath as the fact that you're not leaving is amazing.



24th February: "Presa, Marca and a hero named Casanova". I've spoken of Presa, he gave the interview in Marca headquarters, and so we must now speak of Gerard Nus Casanova.

Last time, we spoke of Gerard Nus staying in Ghana for more than a month until the players and staff get paid. Well, Gerard Nus might get lucky. The president of the Ghana FA, Mr. Kwesi, just got re-elected and just assured Gerard that things will be resolved by Monday. Hopefully.

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