After a week when I was asked “What’s the difference between a kangaroo and a kangaroot?” – (A) One is a marsupial who carries their young in a pouch and the other is a person from Newcastle stuck in a lift! – Real Mallorca take their La Liga salvation fight over to Barcelona where they’ll face bottom side Espanyol in their impressive RCDE Cornella stadium today at 12 midday. “The Budgies” have had a cheap match tickets campaign which means a capacity crowd of 40,000 (including 300 from Mallorca) will be hoping their team can finally win at home. Mallorca, on the other hand, haven’t won away in La Liga for almost ten months. Their record against Espanyol in Barcelona doesn’t instil confidence. In the last 12 visits we’ve won one, drawn twice and lost nine, but we have to be optimistic.