Reina's on his knees as Valladolid score the game's only goal. | MIQUEL A. BORRAS
After a weekend when ex Spurs player Danny Rose was refreshingly honest about his battle with depression – then later signed for Newcastle United! – Real Mallorca cast serious doubts on their ability to stay with the big boys of Spanish football for another season, when they received a serious setback going down 0-1 in the Son Moix to Valladolid on Saturday. Only one word can describe a home defeat to one of our fellow strugglers – DREADFUL! Our return to the top flight of Spanish football is proving TORTUOUS after the worst home showing for a long time. We just didn’t turn up in a game that really mattered as we wanted to put some daylight between us and the three teams below in the table. Things were so bad that there were murmurings from disappointed fans as they left the stadium regarding coach Vicente Moreno holding on to his job. The coach is doing his best with a group of players who, at the moment, are a long way off the standard required in La Liga. There’s allegedly some friction between the coach, the general manager and director of football as the January transfer window opportunity turned into a disaster, with only two replacements coming in on loan.