Not unexpected I guess... surely Suarez would represent a worthwhile risk to someone, he's still got magic ability even if he can't get above a waddle. Don't see him in the prem somehow though.
Even someone as cynical when it comes to Barcelona as I am would have to say that it would be a terrible shame if the end of his time there was consumed by legal wrangles and very visible bitter arguments.
Actually totally crazy to think about that now. To me - and with hindsight - it seems to ban a whole league's worth of teams cos of one club (OK, there was more to it than that but teams who had nothing to do with it were banned - collective punishment is against the Geneva Convention isn't it?) as well as being grossly unfair had a hugely deleterious effect on English football. What it did to the clubs of course, but also to the national side, and also to the development of young players coming through as the whole league was isolated and left behind. I think you could argue that the effects are still being felt now.I used to love it yeah. As far as I remember there had never been regular foreign footie on and, for most of the time I'd been following football, the English clubs had been banned from Europe so these exotic clubs held a totally magical excitement for me.