Lauren Bacall, c. 1946
“A minute of silence in the memory of former player Fernando Zunzunegui who passed away recently” | 13.09.2014
The future: a dark, desolate world. A world of war, suffering, loss on both sides. Mutants, and the humans who dared to help them, fighting an enemy we cannot defeat. Are we destined down this path, destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change ourselves… change our fate? Is the future truly set?
Juan Mata and Ángel Di María’s interview after the match against QPR | September 14, 2014
Q. Juan, it was a comfortable scoreline but what was different about today?
JM: Well I think we played much, much better than the first games. Until the last minute we tried to score even more and I think that’s what we have to do with the players that we have. We have to play good, we have to score a lot of goals and be compact in defense.
Q. Is there an element of relief that you’ve got that first win?
JM: Yeah it’s very important for us. Hopefully it’s the first step on a good run of results. [An] important 3 points, and now training hard during the week and hopefully a win in the weekend again.
Q. Could you ask Ángel how much he enjoyed his home debut and whether or not his freekick that got the first goal, did he mean it? Was it a shot or a cross?
JM: He said that he’s very happy with his debut; his first game at home. And [as for] the goal, we’ve been practicing during the week. He has done this yesterday in the training so it’s not a surprise for me.
Q. Your own good start to the season; goal scoring, what do you put that down to?
JM: Well…getting into the box. I think that’s what I have to do. I can help the team [by] doing my best, trying to score [and] assist. Right now it’s my second goal of the season and I’m happy.
Q. Well today Ángel picked up the Barclay’s Man of the Match. Perhaps you could do the first ever presentation in Spanish for us?
JM: [in Spanish] Congratulations! Your first home match and “Man of the Match.”
ADM: Muchas gracias. Thank you very much.
JM: He says “thank you.” [laughs]
"We live in an age of mediocrity." - Lauren Bacall
Must have done something pretty serious. What’d you do, man? What’d you do? What’d you do? Why did they have you in there?