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KAKA TO MADRID- The deal is now done.  Real Madrid have begun the new "galactico" era by signing Brazilian playmaker Kaka for a world record transfer fee of 59 million pounds.  It beats what Real Madrid payed for Zidane.  Kaka has stated that he left AC Milan in order to help their "financial crisis" out and that he is glad to leave out of the front door.  Well, with all that money I think Milan would be able to pay off some debts.  But they won't because they're going to need a new playmaker (Ronaldinho isn't going to cut it anymore).  Milan are also in trouble of losing Alexandre Pato, the much sought after Brazilian striker, to former manager Carlo Ancelotti and Chelsea.  Could a player swap or something be on the cards here?  Regardless of all this, Real Madrid have made a very good move to snap up one of the best playmakers in the world.  And Milan have made one of the biggest mistakes possible.  Sell off the fat, not the muscle.





Ronaldo to be next?- Real Madrid president Florentino Perez continues to insist upon his interest to sign Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo.  Even with Kaka, he has insisted that Ronaldo will be his, which is completely absurd of more than 10 ways.  I'll only give you 2 examples.  1. You've just dropped 60 mil and you want to spend more? 2. Ronaldo doesn't want to be on your team right now.  As much as I'd love to see him get the heck out of the Premier League, Manchester United are the best-built team right now and the best place for him.  If he does change his mind, what is Real Madrid going to look like next year?  I really don't think those two would do well together, but you never know.  We will just have to wait and see this rumor about 8 more times before the end of the summer, then we will know.  







Something other than Madrid- John Barnes, former Liverpool and England player, will move from Jamaica to Tranmere Rovers in order to coach for the side.  He will be reunited with former Liverpool teammate Jason McAteer.  Barnes continues to try and make am impact.  Maybe he should have tried for the MK Dons job.  They are a very good League 1 team.  

 John Barnes





Match of the Day- Not many matches today, but if you can find this I'd watch it.  Iraq v. Poland will be on today for a select few.  Watch it if you can because it will be a decent test for Iraq ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup.



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That was the Confederations Cup 1999 Final.  I hoped you liked.  It's been Keeper and I'm out.










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