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Has Torres been reborn?

Every self-respecting football fan is well aware of Fernando Torres’ sad decline over the last four years. He went from being a Euro 2008 winning player. And match-winner in that final, to a misfiring shell of his former self. While, I believe we saw a slight resurgence of Torres under Rafa’s brief stewardship, it was […]

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Sevilla’s fine form

Top of the La Liga form table during the last six games, picking up 16 points out of the possible 18, the oldest club in Seville are on fantastic form. Upon facing Valencia at the weekend, Sevilla sit 4th in the table behind Atletico and Barcelona and just six points from leaders Real Madrid. Their […]

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La Liga Title Race: Mid-Season Check-in

With half of the La Liga season completed, the table is shaping up to look exactly what everyone thought it would. Currently Real Madrid (with a game in hand) sits atop of the table, one point ahead of their rivals Barcelona and 4 points ahead of last year’s winners, Atletico Madrid. All three teams are […]

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Neymar leads this week’s La Liga team of the week

Legendary penalty stopper Diego Alves made yet again a crucial save from 12 yards out, to keep Valencia on top in the biggest game of Match Round 20. Valencia – who were leading 2-0 at some point – were at risk of being pegged-back after Sevilla got a second penalty in less than five minutes, […]

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Liverpool Transfers: Reds want £17m Barca keeper

Liverpool are monitoring the situation of Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen ahead of a reported £17 million transfer this January. According to the Daily Star, the Reds want to bring in the German either on loan or permanently to solve their current goalkeeping nightmare. Current number one Simon Mignolet has been heavily criticised this season for a […]

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Newcastle closing in on 18-year-old Spaniard

Newcastle United are hoping to complete a deal for Racing Santander forward David Concha soon, after the youngster made the trip to Tyneside last month. The club are in advanced talks with Concha, who was shown around the training ground by Ayoze Perez and watched the Tyne-Wear derby with his parents during the visit, and […]

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Arsenal Transfers: Illarramendi a target

Asier Illarramendi is reportedly a target for Arsenal, but the midfielder may have to wait until the summer to complete a move to the Emirates Stadium. Illarramendi has been linked with a number of clubs after struggling to break into the team this season, with Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Inter Milan leading the chase […]

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Man Utd Transfer News: De Gea agent sparks Madrid rumours

David De Gea’s agent Jorge Mendes has been quoted in a Spanish newspapers saying that the goalkeeper’s situation could change with Real Madrid keen on him. There has been plenty of speculation that Madrid want to negotiate a swap deal involving Gareth Bale, and Mendes has not denied the prospect of this happening. Speaking to […]

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Moyes plotting transfer moves for Everton & Spurs stars

David Moyes is looking to the Premier League for potential transfers to strengthen his Real Sociedad side. Steven Pienaar and Etienne Capoue are reported targets for the Scot, whilst Joel Campbell is also on his radar. Any deal for those players is only likely to be on a temporary basis with cash tight at the […]

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Messi stars in our La Liga team of the week

The 2014/2015 season finally hit the halfway mark, with Real Madrid getting the unofficial title of winter champions after they completed a hard-fought but comprehensive win away at Getafe. There were also wins for title contenders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, while European football hopefuls Valencia, Sevilla and Villareal enjoyed a great weekend too. No surprises […]

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What Luis Enrique and President Bartomeu apparently don’t understand about Barcelona

After Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 last weekend—with their best showing of the season— Luis Enrique said, “Victories are the only thing that can calm this wave [of noise]…as soon as we make mistakes, the crisis will be back. That’s very clear. I will concentrate on what I can control.” A few days later Barcelona’s […]

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Nahuel Leiva: Will the Messi Story be rewritten?

Our story begins with an exciting young Argentine talent, whisked from the footballing hotbed of Rosario to arrive in (an equally) sunny Spain, barely entered into his formative teen years. It doesn’t take too long before the young prodigy begins to showcase his considerable talent, and the interest and attention of scouts and media invariably […]

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Man United Transfer News: Otamendi on radar

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly scouting Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, and could start a bidding war to get their hands on the expensive Argentinian. The 26-year-old is highly rated and Valencia have a massive buyout clause in the defender’s contract, but that hasn’t stopped the two English clubs. Arsenal are after Villarreal’s Gabriel Paulista, […]

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Arsenal Transfer News: Villarreal defender in talks

Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista has revealed that his agent is in talks with Arsenal over a potential move to the Premier League. The 24-year-old centre-back has been a mainstay in Villarreal’s defence this season as they continue to impress and fight for Europe. Arsene Wenger was tight-lipped on Paulista after Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester […]


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