Real Sociedad – Sevilla

Here we go again! I’ve got good news and bad news.

Bad: we’re only 3 points above relegation.

Good: we’re only 6 points out of Champions League.

This year has seen more parity in La Liga than any I remember recently. The gap between 4th place and last is only 17 points. Thus, Sevilla still sit primed to qualify for Europa or even Champions if it can get its act together. About that act… we’re on an awful run of seven straight weeks without a win, which is why we’re currently sitting 12th. But a win today would boost us back up to 10th and slot us in only two points behind the low Europa qualification pace being set by the likes of Málaga, Atlético and Espanyol.

Michel is at the wheel now, and promptly enforced a No BS policy this week after Medel and Spahic got into it during a practice session. Neither will see the field today and were replaced on the roster by the long lost Guarente and Alexis. I’m busy at match time, but maybe a couple of you will be able to fill us in after the match??