Campeones!

I have start this week with huge congratulations to Real Mallorca who have made it back into La Segunda, the Spanish version of the Championship. After a nail biting 0-0 draw in the second leg against Mirandes last Sunday, they triumphed with a 3-1 aggregate win. I said last week the Island needs Mallorca back into La Segunda at least and hopefully after next season La Liga. It’s going to make a huge difference to local football here on the island and there’s going to be some big teams coming to the Son Moix next season, Including Malaga, Deportivo La Coruña and Las Palmas. There was great support from the fans that managed to get tickets to the game but also from all the fans that packed into Las Tortugas in Palma.
Congratulations came in from the footballing World far and wide including former Player Marco Asensio who last Saturday won the Champions League with Real Madrid. Marco is proof that through sheer hard work you can fulfill your dreams. Since leaving Real Mallorca in 2014, the 22 year old has won the Champions League twice and having been picked to play for Spain in this years World Cup. Don’t be surprised if he becomes a World superstar.
I still think it’s amazing that an island as small as ours can produce some of the Worlds greatest sportsmen. So as well as Marco there is of course the current World number 1 tennis player Rafa Nadal. The three time World Moto GP Champion Jorge Lorenzo and Rudy Fernández the basketball player whose played in the NBA and is currently starring for Real Madrid.
Continuing the sporting theme I was lucky enough to attend the wedding of former footballer David Howells on Monday. It might sound strange that an avid Arsenal fan is friends with a former Spurs player but I’ve known David since his days in the mid 2000’s when he was working on Soccer Schools in Alcudia for First Choice. Which is where he met his now Wife Sally. He played for the White Hart Lane outfit for 12 seasons making 335 1st team appearances and winning the FA Cup in 1991.
He’s a great guy who spends his time working at Charterhouse School in Surrey, scouting for young players and he is a Director of a footballers agency. It was a great party that went onto the wee small hours.
I always like to tell you about the weird and whacky things happening around the World, so how about this one. A champion cheese chaser has brie-zed(sorry) his way to another win at the death- defying bank holiday competition dubbed ‘Britain’s barmiest race.’.
The annual Cheese Rolling Race in Gloucestershire was won by soldier Chris Anderson, 30, who has now taken home the coveted Double Gloucester cheese 21 times over the past 14 years.
Thousands gather every year for the tradition – which sees runners hit speeds of up to 70mph as they hurtle down the ultra-steep 200yd Cooper’s Hill.
Mr Anderson has been crowned the grate-est of all time after breaking the 20-win record held by Stephen Gyde.
Mr Anderson left other daredevils trailing in his wake as he sprinted, tripped and tumbled in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.
The dangerous race has been banned in the past but locals have continued to keep the traditional race going. If you haven’t seen it before check it out online it’s nuts! Oh and during the photo call all the photographers shouted CHEESE! I’ll get my coat.
Now here’s something i haven’t seen in Mallorca yet, mind you I’m not sure where you’ll find the eggs. A restaurant in London is serving a massive breakfast with an ostrich egg. Eggs can weigh up to 2 kg and are sourced from a farm in Lincolnshire, which makes the dish subject to availability as ostriches hatch on good weather. It takes 25 minutes for it to fry and the Ostrich Egg Full English costs £65 and serves 4-6 people. It comes with fried tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, streaky bacon, baked beans, sourdough bread, and Cumberland sausages. Ostrich eggs are the largest laid by any bird. One egg is the equivalent of 24 chicken eggs and contains around 2,000 calories. An entire egg also contains around 144g of protein, which is almost three times the adult’s daily protein intake recommended by the NHS. I’m off for a fry up!
Richie presents the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday 07.30-11.00am on 93.8fm in Mallorca, online at http://www.radioonemallorca.com on mobile through their free App for IPhone, Android, The Tunein Radio App and on the Spanish TDT TV service. If you can’t hear him on the radio then you’ll find him working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again he may make an understudy appearance!
Feel free to email him at rprior@globobalear.com

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