What a couple of years this has been for Spain, and especially those of us who live in Barcelona! We have world champions in cycling, basketball, tennis, and probably some other things which I can’t think of right now, but the best is in football! The five best players in the World are Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Iniesta and Kaká (not necessarily in that order, at least yet), and they all play in La Liga. We are raining European Champions (not just raining, downpouring!), and now Barcelona are World Champions, and sextuplet title holders! Messi of course got the winner, but what a way to do it, with the chest! As the excited Catalan commentator said, “he scored with his heart, with his “escudo” (club badge), the best in the World!” And what about Pedro, who has scored in all six competitions this year. Are we the only ones saying, “Pedro, selección!”. Del Bosque, are you watching? Finally as well we can’t leave out Guardiola. He always seems ice-cold, but to see him crying his nose out on the pitch reduced us all to blubbering jellybabies. Well done Pep!