It’s a beautiful morning, it’s the weekend, and we’re still basking in the warm glow of the comeback againt Zorya. What could be better? Oh, there was that hilarious five minute presentation from Vallarreal last night on a. the flaws of VAR and b. the perils of the new goalkick rules. (Google it.) To be honest, Espanyol have been close to a calamity of the second variety a couple of times already this season, hopefully it won’t be long until we give it up for a bad job.
The headline news today is that Espanyol Fan Blog is off on its holidays, so updates will be mighty scarce in the coming days. This is because EFB likes mountains and peace and quiet. EFB is not rich though, so we will be back home and in the full swing of things again in time for the Granada game a week on Sunday.
Yesterday saw the official presentation of Sébastien Corchia as an Espanyol player, and confirmation that Iturraspe picked up a shoulder injury against Zorya. He will undergo a scan early next week to determine the severity of the problem.
Rufete (on the right above) is still not talking openly about Jonathan Calleri being the chosen one to step into the big boots vacated by Borja Iglesias, but all signs indicate that an announcement should be forthcoming soon. The fans will need to get right behind the Argentinian from the off if we are to the see the best of him in blanc-i-blau.
The Roca-to-Bayern rumours have surfaced again, and we have the uneasy feeling that one of these stories might turn out to be true. However, as we don’t want to lose sleep over it, we’re not going to discuss it any further.
The team had a rest day on Friday ahead of the league match in Vitoria against Alavés TOMORROW. I’m still tired from cheering on Thurday night, so I hope the players a faring better. With that in mind, I’m sure Gallego with have a few shuffles up his sleeve and I’d expect Naldo, Melendo, Roca and Vargas to be back in from the start. Hopefully Pedrosa will be fit enough to play some part.
Right, there’s a backpack to be packed and many miles to be covered. Força Espanyol i bones vacances!