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Giuseppe Rossi--comfortably leading our Villarreal player of the year poll at the moment!
Giuseppe Rossi--comfortably leading our Villarreal player of the year poll at the moment!

Bon dia groguets! Don't forget the B team match this afternoon against promotion hopefuls Granada, on Gol TV in Spain. Hernán Pérez , Iago Falqué, Gerard Bordas all out, but Wakaso is available.

The next issue of Don Balón will contain a poster of Borja Valero, after a twitter campaign to get out the vote for him resulted in a runaway win.

Article here on the upcoming trip to Hong Kong, with a photo of the stadium where Villarreal will be playing. First time I've seen it mentioned that next year's kit may be done by a Chinese company, rather than Puma. And damipher, the team will make a refueling stop in Kazakhstan, though in Astana, not Almaty. But if you happen to be in the area....

Finally, ex-Villarreal man Guillermo Franco scored a penalty as Vélez Sársfield reached the semifinal of the Copa Libertadores, where they will play Peñarol.

And Jozy Altidore experienced a decent-sized earthquake yesterday in Turkey. I guess he lives in a highrise and the neighbors were going crazy--the shaking lasted a while. It was about 10 times stronger than the Lorca one, but Bursa was 75 miles or so from the epicenter. Still, scary stuff.

Tomorrow is of course the last match of the La Liga season, and Villarreal is playing one of five matches that have relegation implications. Someone has done a table illustrating 243 different relegation scenarios and Osasuna are relegated in only 6 of them, the same number as Mallorca. Hmm.