Starting Eleven's weekly jaunt around the football blogosphere is a Special One. Well, since Jose Mourinho says he's no longer special, the title is vacant, and I lay claim to it for my little spot on the Internet.
For our Portuguese-reading blog cruisers, the Jose Mourinho Blog has the renouncement of the "Special One" label and confirmation from Luis Figo of Mourinho taking over at Inter--which was announced yesterday.That screaming you heard yesterday? You know, the noise coming from the general direction of Italy? Well, either it was Fabio Cannavaro in agony over the torn ligaments in his ankle, or the anguish of Italian fans who won't have their star fullback.
Bleacher Report fills you in on some of the targets Mourinho may have in his sights.
Squarefootball also trumpets the Drogba-Lampard-Carvalho shopping list.
And let's not forget the mysterious text Mourinho supposedly sent to Michael Essien. Inter Milan Fan Club has the message.
Finally, Reuters' blog adds Deco to the mix, and wonders if some old-timers such as Figo and Ibramhimovich would stick around just to play under Mourinho.
Read all about it at:
World Cup Blog
NJ Sport Talk
101 Great Goals
For a very, um, scenic look at Italy's training for Euro, check out Top of the 18.
My Soccer Blog looks into the Brian McBride-Toronto saga.
And finally, sad news, MISL folds. Read about it at MLS Rumors, who speculates that this is a futsal opportunity. Indeed.