October 31, 2008

Ruben de la Red goes to hospital

Real Madrid's Spain international midfielder Ruben de la Red spent Thursday night in hospital in the town of Irun after passing out during the Copa del Rey game between Real Union and Real Madrid on Thursday night.
De la Red fell to the ground unconscious in the 18th minute of the game, which Madrid lost 3-2 against a side in the third tier of Spanish football.
He received attention on the pitch and was then taken quickly to the Hospital Comarcal in Irun, where he was diagnosed as having suffered a syncope, which is a loss of consciousness caused by a lack of blood traveling to the brain.
The player recovered consciousness and at one stage it was thought he would be able to fly back to Madrid with the rest of his companions. However, as a precaution De la Red was kept in hospital so that further tests could be carried out.
De la Red's loss of consciousness brought back memories of the tragic death of Sevilla defender Antonio Puerta last season. Puerta passed out on the field during the first game of the 2007-2008 season on August 25.
Although he walked off the field, he suffered a heart attack in the ambulance taking him to hospital and died three days later.
Following events in Irun, De la Red's long term playing career must now be in doubt.

Calderon calls Sir Alex Ferguson 'senile'

Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has been branded ‘senile’ in Spain and compared to Spanish dictator General Franco.
Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon said Ferguson was ‘getting old’ after an interview in which Manchester United’s coach resurrected Real Madrid’s links with Franco.
Madrid-based paper Marca responded with a series of five pictures of Ferguson changing into Franco, with a headline ‘Ferguson Senile’.
“I’m not going to waste any time answering him. I admire his history but recently he has gone a bit senile,” ‘The Sun’ quoted Calderon, as saying.
Ferguson’s own comments came as he slaughtered Real’s arrogant pursuit of Ronaldo during the summer.
The no-nonsense Scot, 66, said: “What made it really obscene was that Madrid, as General Franco’s club, had a history of being able to get whoever and whatever they wanted before democracy came to Spain.”
Ferguson will understandably be furious with the attack in Spain, prompted by his refusal to sell Ronaldo to Real.
The player wanted to go and Calderon, 57, constantly courted him but Fergie would not budge.

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Ramos and Van der Vaart dreams derbi final

The Merengue duo were present alongside Atleti’s Raúl García during a promotional appearance for sponsors Nike in Madrid City and all three made a light-hearted “pact” to go all the way to the Champions League final.
Both Madrid clubs have started Europe’s premier competition on a bright note, winning both their opening games and looking well on course to make the knockout round.
“We have both started well and I would definitely want the Champions League final to be a derbi,” stated Sergio Ramos.
His rival, Raúl García second the idea: “It’s still very early to say these things, but I hope it will happen too.”
Looking ahead to the upcoming La Liga clash with Espanyol on Sunday, the Real Madrid rightback was in support of coach Bernd Schuster’s rotation policy: “We have to alternate our players after the Champions League game, but we take a lot of joy from the victory the other day.”
Finally, van der Vaart had words of praise for his compatriot, Ruud van Nistelrooy.
“He is one of the best players in Madrid and he contributes a lot with a lot of good plays and goals.”

Sneijder is OK.Ready for Espanyol Match.

Wesley Sneijder has recovered from a knee injury and will play in the club's next Spanish league match against Espanyol.
Madrid coach Bernd Schuster said Saturday that Sneijder was "perfectly recovered" from the left knee injury he picked up in August.
"I'll give Sneijder minutes, we'll see how many, but at least 45," Schuster said. "It's been startling to watch Wesley train the last 10 days, he is perfectly recovered. It's impossible not to recall him because he's training so well."
The 24-year-old Sneijder was expected to be out for at least three months after being challenged by Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby in a pre-season friendly in August.
"I'm ready," Sneijder told Madrid's website. "This is good for me."
The former Ajax player was also called up by Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk for World Cup qualifying matches against Iceland and Norway.