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Perez, Real Madrid, and the Curse of the Big Signing

In winning their 10th European Cup this past summer, Real Madrid seemed to have found its ideal strategy under Ancelotti. With the work rate and skill of Di Maria, the intelligence of the midfield, and the goal scoring ability of Bale, Ronaldo, and Benzema, the club was able to defend, counter, and attack with skill, […]

Diego 'Cholo' Simeone

Diego Simeone: Tactical genius or angry Argentinian?

With his latest act of madness on the touchline causing himself to receive an eight match ban, I want to see if the man who guided Atletico Madrid to their first La Liga title in 18 seasons is worth all the trouble that comes with the tactical genius. Simeone took over at Atletico from Gregorio […]


How Scotland can impact Spanish Football as we know it

Scotland’s upcoming independence referendum aka whether the Scottish people will opt towards a new beginning as an independent state or continue with the old order, has sparked century old Catalan nationalist aspirations. Where on Thursday 11th September, National day of Catalonia, a reported 1.8 — 2 million took to the streets of Barcelona in mass demonstration, bringing […]


Five players who will bring Spain success again

Despite a disastrous World Cup, Spain played their first competitive game since failing miserably in Brazil by defending their European Championships crown. Vicente del Bosque fielded a side vastly different from the World Cup as retirements and injuries kept those who had represented Spain during their golden era out. There was a modicum of pressure […]


What the Transfer Ban means for Barcelona

With the 2014 summer transfer window closed, Barcelona’s transfer ban is in effect and the club will not be able to sign any new players till January 2016. With the fast start of academy players like Munir and Sandro combined with the summer signings and departure of numerous players, the club and some pundits claim […]


How Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso’s Absences Will Affect Real Madrid

For anyone associated with Real Madrid CF it must be mystifying how Florentino Perez Rodriguez, their President controls the Los Merengues’ transfer policy, often to the chagrin or bemusement of the coaching staff. Ever since the controversial construction magnate first assumed control of  the Real boardroom in 2000 with the unlikely-looking but tantalizing prospect of […]

Bilbao's kids are good but Sociedad's are alright too

Real Sociedad v Real Madrid match report

At full-time its Real Sociedad who take the three points after an inspired comeback.  Coming to Anoeta is never easy for any team in the league and Real Madrid will rue all their missed chances that in reality could have ended the game within the first half hour of play.  The early 2-0 lead looked […]


Chicharito to Real Madrid analysis

It’s not Falcao, it’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez!  Hernandez has officially sealed a move to none other than Real Madrid from Manchester United on season long loan with Real Madrid having the first option to buy next summer.  “Chicharito” will wear his habitual number fourteen that was coincidentally previously left vacant by Xabi Alonso.  Chicharito provides […]


Homesick Negredo set for Valencia loan

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo could be about to join Valencia after complaining of homesickness. The Spaniard signed for City last summer but endured a dismal end to the 2013/14 season after injuries and a loss of form. It was initially thought that Negredo would move back to Spain to accommodate a loan deal for […]

Alessio Cerci

Atletico sign Alessio Cerci

Atletico Madrid have today completed a deal to sign Alessio Cerci from Torino after the forward completed a medical with the La Liga champions. Italian international Cerci joins on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. 27-year-old Cerci scored 11 times for Torino last season as he and Ciro Immobile formed a formidable forward duo […]


Saints close in on Alderweireld

Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld could be on the move this transfer window with Southampton looking the most likely destination for the Belgian. Alderweireld has been out of favour at Atletico since his arrival last season, making just 12 appearances for the La Liga champions. The deal with Southampton is likely to be only on […]


Falcao off to Manchester instead of Madrid

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao will move to Manchester United instead of Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal. The Colombian has been a long-term target for Real, but will now play for United subject to a medical at Old Trafford. Having joined the French club for €50 million, it looked as though the only club able […]

LFP faces another threat to opening weekend

All the goals from La Liga Matchday 2

A round-up of the weekend action as Real Madrid lost in spectacular fashion in Sociedad, and both Barca and Atletico struggled past stubborn opposition. There were also wins for Valencia, Sevilla and Getafe in the final week of La Liga before the international break. Friday 29th August Getafe 1 (Vazquez) Almeria 0 Valencia 3 (Alcacer, […]


Close game predicted between Barcelona and Villareal

This evening (6pm GMT) sees Villareal C.F take on last season`s runners-up FC Barcelona Both sides are coming off impressive victories in Jornada 1. Starting with the hosts, let`s take a look at how their squads are shaping up coming into a tie that produced 5 goals and some thrilling action last year. Loading…