Hello everyone, we’re back on the international scene again, and how hard it is to be World Champions! I am not sure what a tether is, but our players are right at the end of it, and that is not good news (Goran has just told me that he was on a tether once when he was sold in to a slave market in Mozambique, but that must be another kind of tether, surely)! Anyway, Xavi’s tendons are stretched to the point of breaking, and the nice Mr. Del Bosque has decided he won’t have to play against Lithuania and Scotland in these European qualifiers. OK, but Cesc Fábregas is already out who would usually be his replacement, and this weekend we also lost Fernando Torres, Jesús Navas, Javi Martínez and Pedro, which was very careless of us! Surely somebody knows where they are? And now we are told that maybe Xabi Alonso won’t be available for the game against Lithuania in Salamanca tonight as he has anginas in his chest! Not being a doctor I thought that anginas were little eels, and I thought maybe he had eaten something funny, but now I am informed it is a pain in the chest like a mild heart-attack! What stress our boys are under!