Reall Mallorca at the training ground of Son Bibiloni. | miquel a. cañellas
After a week when I was told by a friend “During our divorce the wife and I agreed to split the house – I got the outside!” – Real Mallorca remain just above the bottom three “shake up” after 12 games in the 2019/20 La Liga Santander, and face a tough game in the Son Moix today at midday when Villareal (“The Yellow Submarine”) are the visiors. Missing will be our talismanic midfielder Salva Seville who’s suspended. His name is normally the first on the team sheet and there’s no doubt we’ll miss the 35 year old’s quality and experience in the team’s engine room. Dani Rodriguez is expected to move into midfield with Kubo expected to start. Slightly worrying on the fitness front is a niggling injury to Lago Junior who’s been on the periphery in training all week and was “wrapped in cotton wool.” His input, like Salva’s, is vital to the team and we have to hope he came through a late fitness test.