Monday, July 16, 2007

Beckham to LA... a note from Madrid

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David Beckham has left Real Madrid to play for the Los Angeles Something or Another.

When he came to Madrid, Real was European champion and while he was here, Madrid won absolutely nothing at all... if you don't count the current first division championship which Barcelona literally threw away and Madrid was able to pick up off the floor in the last game of the season after playing dreadful football all year long.

Becks was hired originally as a marketing coup and he sold a lot of Real Madrid tee-shirts to young Japanese girls, he also displaced a far superior player, Luis Figo.... one could go on and on. The bottom line is that Real Madrid made a lot of money and didn't win anything. A veteran British sportscaster once described David Beckham as having a "good right foot and a horrible wife" and I think that is bang on. Los Angeles is perfect for them... I don't think they'll ever leave. DS

PS. I almost forgot, in the four years he was in Spain he never learned two words of Spanish.

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