i think i read that they didn't even sell half their allocation.
Wouldn't surprise me. I recall Balague mentioning in a blog one time that in Spain its seen to be pointless to travel to away games, with most fans only focusing on home games. Think they made a big deal out of Sporting Gijon taking 2,000 to a big away game and it representing something unusual.
Only time I've ever recalled seeing a sizeable Madrid following was at Anfield and even then by all accounts most of it was made up of tourists/local foreigners than actual travelling Spaniards.
i wonder if we can strike an alternate manager deal so pep does cl games and bobby does league games.
You can get in a manager who's recently become available who has very recent experience of winning the Champions League. He's also Italian like Mancini and played for Lazio too, except when it comes to Europe he shows signs of tactical awareness. Well not last night perhaps!