Barcelona has all the possessions. Seventy-five percent of the play, hundreds of passes, gold ingots embossed with Messi and his ilk. All that treasure waiting to be robbed. It's a perfect plot for some good old London gangsters to exploit.
Last weekend presented us with an excellent case study in this horrible affliction. The Bernabeu stadium in Madrid can be a noisy cauldron, But last Saturday, 99 percent of them sat for most of the game in depressive silence.