Tomorrow El Madrigal will see a friendly that is also a testimonial match of sorts for Marcos Senna, with profits from the match going to his foundation. Senna will play one half for the New York Cosmos, one half for Villarreal, and Robert Pires and Javi Venta will also play.
Much more information on the official website, which incidentally has undergone a bit of a redesign with a crisper font and better links to social media.
Interview with Marcos Senna/FutbolPrimera.es
Marcos talks about the NASL and the MLS a bit, also Diego Costa choosing Spain over Brazil. He's pretty diplomatic, as always.
Marcelino making an impact/Sky Sports
Guillem Balague writes about Marcelino, especially focusing on improvements in our fitness levels and nutrition.
If you haven't seen the writeup of the Atleti match from AS in English, it's worth reading:
The description of the referee is great, and the comment that Bruno turned "piranhas into goldfish"...superb.
Speaking of Bruno, here is a great interview with him in El Pais. The interviewer asks him for brief descriptions of Villarreal coaches he's played under. Marcelino--ambition and defense.
Finally, if you haven't read Sid Lowe's article from the weekend, which leads with Bruno's exploits and that of our team, do so, it's great:
Bruno, battered but brilliant.../Guardian
We'll use this as our "gathering comments" post for a few days. Endavant Villarreal!!