Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

So what else is new? Drama at the Bernabeu.

For the second straight year, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has lashed out at the club for allowing the departure of players who helped Los Blancos win some silverware.

Before the start of last season, Ronaldo as well as Madrid teammates Alvaro Arbeloa, Isco, and Sergio Ramos – even Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas – decried Ozil’s departure. The German had proven to be invaluable for Real Madrid and issues the most if not was in the top assists in club football the past three seasons.

Then this campaign, Ronaldo has once more bared his displeasure at the departure of Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria. Coincidentally, all these departures and talks of unhappiness are taking place during current manager Carlo Ancelotti’s tenure (although this discord isn’t entirely his to blame as it began in Jose Mourinho’s final season at the Bernabeu).

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