Ramon Calderon (78) has upped the ante in the long running 'tug of bore' between Really Madrid and Manchester United over want to stay golden boy Chris Ronaldo (85). Having never made a previous offer of 200M he has now come out with a new shock move.
Madrid mouth piece news paper Marca reports that he has now not offered 370M for the Portuguese wonder kid, the article also carries an exclusive interview with Ronaldo's Aunty who, in the clearest indication yet that it was a done deal, said, 'it is nice to go shopping (in Madrid)'. Add to this Ronaldo's lack of a transfer request, it is hard to see how United can keep hold of their only decent player (ever).
The effect of all this is dramatic, satellite pictures recently showed a mass exodus of United fans down the East Lancs. Road, so convinced are many of them that United are finished in football they are simply surrendering to Liverpool and the fact that they are obvious favourites for league, cup and European glory for the next twenty years.
Liverpool have reacted to this by doubling the capacity of their new mega stadium in Stanley's Park. When our news teams caught up with some of the thousands of refugees our reporter asked why they hadn't simply joined City the despondent followers simply replied, 'we might be finished in football but we've still got some dignity'.