Thanks to guest poster Chris for giving all of the Huntspudlian Soccer Masses some entertainment through my extended ailment by providing a list of Christmas wishes from around the footballing world...
Rafa Benitez (Liverpool) Xabi Alonso, Retirement bungalow on Costa del Sol
Leonardo (AC Milan) Good players under 30 years old, anyone under 30
Louis van Gaal (Bayern Munich) Someone to buy Luca Toni @ fire-sale price
Jose Mourinho (Inter) Zlatan Ibrahimovic; Chelsea’s central defenders
Sir Alex (Man Utd) No more injuries; EPL title
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) No more injuries; EPL title
Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea) No more West Ham, or Wigan; Michael Ballack as stand-up comic
Pep Guardiola (Barcelona) Tranquillo. I have all I need.
Manuel Pellegrini (Real Madrid) More attacking players, less grey hair
Fabio Capello (England) English-style catenaccio; Realistic expectations from England fans
Javier Aguirre (Mexico) Tae Kwon Do lessons
Bob Bradley (USA) Good performances when Americans are actually watching
Andy Zorovich (RCU Owner) Rafa Barbosa lands male modeling job in Huntsville, April-July, 2010, returns from Brazil